Our “Sinful” God

I myself have been judged by people who do not have all the facts, but God calls us to uses discernment, which is a form of judgement. It has become a popular school of thought in the New Testament only church to applaud opinions and celebrate them, but to teach others that judgement is a sin. When I hear that it grieves me that people actually hook onto this as a solution to the question what is the greatest sin. What is the greatest sin is not something that I see Jesus verbally address in His infallible word. He does say that anything not of faith is sin. That is how our Savior, through Paul, for those who claim Him defines sin. John, the discipline Jesus loved, writes the definition of sin as “lawlessness” or in CJB version, “violation of Torah”. In today’s society Webster associates this with “disrespect”, however, the Hebrew translation of violation has much darker, intimate tonage when illustrating the word “violate”. Paul was blinded by His Creator for a short time after meeting Him, being held responsible for judging others and putting Yeshua’s faithful to death. John, one of the 12 disciples was entrusted by the Word with care of His mother, Mary, as he watched Jesus take our judgement. I dare say these two have some weight on what Jesus had to say about defining judgement. So, if someone is teaching others that judgement is a sin would also have to (by their own premise) call Jesus a sinner. And according to human definition, Jesus has now sinned in both Old and New Testament. But then those who teach say Jesus and God are the exemption, that Jesus and God are pure and Holy and cannot sin. But, by human definition judgement from the pulpits is being defined as a sin, as if God is telling teachers to teach this to their flocks! As if their human walk, experience (though maybe relatable) is inspired by God. Jesus was relatable but He did not deviate from the Father, who gave the law.

So convenient that God is a sinner exempt from the sin He keeps committing. No wonder so many people believe they can do whatever they want and abuse Our Savior’s atonement! This is grievous, alarming and infuriating all at once. Teachers who do teach this are by their own words teaching others that it’s ok for Jesus to sin, but followers of Jesus should not sin, should not judge, should not use any discernment. Even though, I’m almost positive such teachers might deny they are teaching others to be undiscerning. There is a difference between God working unconventionally vs “God” working uncovenently. God, unlike mankind, keeps His Covenant. He works unconventional. Googling the etymology of “convenient” the Latin and English give a illustration of assembly and agreement. I believe He is able to work out good things even though we may while we yet don’t know Him or loosely understand who He is because we don’t read His word and seek after His Spirit and test other spirits or how what others are telling us in our lives what may seem collectively of God but go against His word, but I like a lot of people could’ve saved myself trusting in my own understanding. So I don’t want others to go through the grief I did. Such pain is not necessary for you, but often we as humans are greedy, selfish and want to justify our actions.

The scripture again and again shows according to human premise, there is a whole book in the Bible dedicated to sinners, called judges, those wise elders who God appointed to help Moses were “sinners” and our whole future is wrought with sin as well since we are told in the New Testament we will judge the angels. What is the common theme consistently that we find in scripture? Judge not? Or is it, “Judge not, LEST you be judged.” Sounds very much like the echo repeated in treat others how you wish to be treated and asking God to forgive us the way we forgive others wrongs against us. Sin defined by God is lawlessness or violation of the Torah. Judgement in itself is not a sin, injustice, however is. Injustice is shown throughout history because we haven’t learnt yet, is judgement used without Godly wisdom. If we do not define things really looking into the Bible how it defines things, we cannot understand, cannot grasp either the law nor the richness of our inheritance.

Just as when we name things. When we give something a name, when we call someone or a pet, command a spirit by name, we demand the recipients ears. When we hear our own name being called, we turn to see who it is who called out our name. Likewise, things that God created cry out. Though some believe this to be metaphorical like rocks crying out or the passage where wisdom cries out in proverbs, our own spirit created by God cry out almost every day at all the sin we see that hurts us and others we care about. Hope does not lie in a sinner God of exemption but a wise and discerning Judge who calls us to be like Him. To understand judgement and justice, we need to look in His word wholistically (use a concordance) and ask His Holy Spirit to distinguish Himself from spirits of deception so you may be able to discern and call out evil and sin for you to build up the Holy Kingdom. For the Bible also defines sin as anything that does not come from faith. Therefore, to teach that judgement, and hence the Judge is the greatest sin is sin (blasphemous sin). Lack of discernment and righteous judgement in line with God’s word disconnects us from discerning and deeper understanding the mind and heart of our Savior and Lord and rather hooks us up with deception and distrust, believing Him the Sinner exempt from the greatest sin, Whom we are to be like. Jesus said to pull the plank out of our own eye BEFORE removing the splinter in others so we would know how much it hurt, so we could wisely judge with empathy, so we could testify that it’s a painful but necessary process to pull out the unholy. And that we can’t do it without Him. If we only remove our own plank out our eye, without helping our brother or sister, we are merely self serving. If we remain only splinter removers, we are not true witnesses because our own eye is not healed.

Prov 13:34

1Corinthians 15:56

1John 3:4

Romans 14:23

Micah 3:5-6


Untroubled & Aware

It’s been on my mind for a while: the issue of prophesy and the end times and deceit. The issue in Christianity of feeling as an individual the strength to withstand the enemy and yet not seeing what we allow in both our physical homes and our minds to take root. This is by no means A DIScouragement to use the gifts that God wants us to to desire through the Holy Spirit. This is just a encouragement to be aware. This is also NOT a bash on Bethel and the pursuing of signs and wonders, I merely attach the name because most people are familiar with the church name and I am just using as example since I live near Redding Northern California. There are many churches who encourage their congregation to overcome the fear of man. As a believer who has gained some wisdom and has a deep love of the Word and seeking out what God has told us, I wanted to address in a short article the issue of believers taking in things that God specifically denotes as abominable and causes a rift that needs reconciliation.

Christians fall back on “faith/trust” in God so much that he will protect them while they welcome the demonic or anti creation into their minds and homes and believe that God will give them the strength despite their decisions, they do not realize they are doing things on their own strength and belief. I have to wonder and to call into question if this is truly faith, or is it actually self deceit…a pride in religion, namely Christianity. When deceit is mentioned in scripture, Jeremiah 49:16 tells us, “Your fierceness has deceived you,….” as well as Obadiah 1:3 ” The pride of your heart has deceived you,…” (NKJV blueletterbible.org) Other indicators of this condition include making ones nest and a disbelief that anyone/thing can bring them down from the cleft of the rock.

The apostle Paul, James and John write against the lies the enemy wants us to believe. Only we allow ourselves to be swayed to believe these six particular lies

A) Fornicators, idolators, adulterers, homosexuals, sodomites, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revivers and extortioners will inherit the Kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
B) Evil company does not corrupt good habits (1 Corinthians 15:33)
C) We cannot be corrupted by the simplicity that is in Christ (meaning if we only remain in the beginning without growing) (2 Corinthians 11:3)
D) That God can be mocked (Galatians 6:7)
E) That one’s own desires do not, when conceived give birth to sin, and when sin is full grown it does not bring forth death. (James1:14-17)
F) That sorcery does not deceive (Revelation 18:23)

(NKJV blueletterbible.org)

The according scripture verses/ passages address these lies others try to bring against us with the truth, exposing the deceit. Four direct times we see: “do not be deceived.” We are deceived two major ways: From others and from Self deceit. I found this additional article on the process of self deception, for deception comes from other people and from self: http://acmelab.yale.edu/sites/default/files/2011the_selfish_goal.pdf (just be mindful, it is written by a non believer, yet reveals psychological processes)

How do we combat deceit?

By not disregarding the scripture and not disregarding the Holy Spirit. Because if we do not disregard that, we WILL be disregarding the enemy, the one who desires to be god and have glory and attention. I heard a very, very good and true word from a pastor this weekend that before we learn how to walk as a Christian, babes in Christ, just like babies in the created order of things, learn to sit up, crawl and then walk, we must first learn to sit, in order to deeper understand the authority of Christ.

A mindset has crept into the Christian “culture” if you will, that even though we admit we are not without sin, people have started to think and believe that we can’t be deceived. Not only were Adam and Eve in their perfect state deceived (and we are not in a perfect state this side of heaven) Matthew, Mark’s & Luke’s gospels reveal that the enemy will seek even to deceive the elect. Hence, the need to sit and learn of God’s word, then walk and grow in wisdom.

We see in the Old Testament in the redemptive story of Moses confronting Pharaoh with signs that the magicians, at least for a while attempted and succeeded in repeating the exact miracles Moses was told to show to Pharoah. I believe very much a time of shift is coming. Yahweh only knows when, but we need to brace ourselves for battle when it comes to signs and wonders. Matthew 24 peels back a pattern. The enemy often works by wearing down people to acceptance if you do not replenish and daily renew your mind. For quite a while now with new-age movements and spring up cults we have had false christs spring up claiming they are Christ. War and rumors of war has been going on for a while but is reaching a new increase.

We are told by our Savior not to be troubled. Although America hasn’t gotten to the Christian killing point yet, its only a matter of time. Other countries for quite some time now have been crying out. Though America hasn’t had any major famine or pestilence, there has been increased earthquakes. These things are specified in various places. Famines have been elsewhere round the world. We see and some poke fun of how easily people get offended these days especially on the internet. Amidst these things that seem out of order, there is a repeat in the chapter that appears more structured, not that it definitively is specifically, however it gives us a clue. People claiming to be Christ. False prophets rising up. Am I saying Bethel and others as such are the false prophets?! No. Each persons prophesy must be subject to the prophets, meaning in alignment and agreement with God’s word. Accountable. What I am saying, though, is be aware and unsurprised because when real prophets and real Christians stand up, it is the enemy’s method of operation to try to claim glory which is not his. Glory belongs to Creator God.

Notice the recurrence that the false prophets AND false christs will perform signs and wonders. This discredits God in people’s eyes. It’s a follow up, “I can do what God can” disqualification and tests if we can truly tell the real Jesus, to see how much we know about the one to Whom we avowed our souls. Satan can never be who God is, was and will be. Repeated in Matthew 24 two times, we are told the enemy will try to deceive EVEN THE ELECT by signs and wonders and also by location (“Here a Jesus, there a Jesus”) I see people who claim Christ even now believing the 6 major lies in this article that the New Testament addresses.

How we see evidence of God & where do we find God?

Those questions are what the enemy is going to try to give answers to and already is working at providing tickling answers.

“The researchers believe the activation of the hypothalamus indicates that our response to tickling may be a primitive defense mechanism to signal submissiveness in the face of a dominating foe.”

When God talks about his people wanting their ears tickled, that brings a whole new aspect to the situation. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. We hear through our ears. God has no desire nor need to dominate by teasing or tickling, creating a spiritual blockade of defense. He wants us to know Him.

In reflexology, massaging touch of the ear can affect some major organs and systems of the body: the uterer, appendix, gall bladder, brain stem, genitals, pelvic cavity, nose, among other things. Just as the physical body has these various systems that are designed to work together, so too the body of Christ is supposed to work together with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Each body system produces something. The major ones reached by massaging of the ears includes thought/memory, production of new life, production of bile for toxin protection. Our enemy knows this and if he has our ears, he is given access to destroy the spiritual “body systems” of Christ, if you will, that deal with new believers growth, manipulate what we remember, forget or choose to ignore of what God actually spoke to our hearts and in His word, and weaken our knowledge of the Truth destroying our spiritual immune system.


So, how do I identify a false prophet?

Here are some indicative criteria of how we can identify false prophets
1. They will come in sheep’s clothing. (Therefore, you must know what is a sheep and what is a wolf. Moreover, a ravenous wolf. Ravenous nature should be a give-away.)
2. They rise up AND deceive. (Every prophet must rise and grow, start somewhere, but the ones who are from God will not succeed with lies if you study your scripture wholistically and consistently, spending time in prayer with Yeshua.)
3. They will show signs and wonders TO deceive. (Not to give glory to the living God.)
4. All men speak well of them. (There’s no seeking to affirm or confirm with what they say wholistically agrees with scripture.)
5. Their destructive heresies and denial of the Lord are brought in in secret.
(Matthew 7:15, Matthew 24:11, Mark 13:22, Luke 6:26, 2Peter 2:1)

(NKJV blueletterbible.org)

Why does Jesus/Yeshua call us not to be troubled about this very rightly unsettling issue?

Because He is thorough. Because He is The Truth and has given us exactly what we need to study and remember and hold onto. Because He knows not all of His creation will choose to reciprocate the love with which He created them. Because He only designated us to be responsible both for our own relationship with Him AND disciple others that He point us to specifically in the Truth. If we all obey the great commission and go out and make disciples, making by making time, by building holy relationships that the enemy wants to break, not only will we edifying and courage one another, we will be fighting to equip one another. Equip, to my understanding in the Greek, essentially means to restore. Only God can restore and make all things new in the book of Revelation, but we are called to equip, to restore and point others to Jesus/Yeshua who is the only One who can bring restoration to people’s lives.

Rainbow Lips

Recently in my city I saw rainbows and rainbow colors displayed in store windows and business events on social media. I also see it on many social media profiles. Mankind is saying it stands for pride. Pride is not exclusive to the homosexual community, though many have tried to brand/ affiliate it as such. It very much strikes me as ironic that most human beings don’t like stuck up people, prigs or snooty folk, and yet so many people are at the same time declaring it as a quality for themselves. To be proud of being proud.

I look back at the first rainbow in history and it was the most humbling place and situation. God was grieved that he had made man because their imaginings were constantly evil. Did man separate themselves from their evil imaginings? No, they mocked Noah and his family. Did anyone outside Noah’s family stop to consider they could be in the wrong? No. Yet, we as human beings like it when other make the effort to give us the benefit of the doubt. This is what distresses me about those who claim to know the Lord, who claim to have a relationship with Him and who read the Bible (or claim to) posting rainbows as proud friendly, often linked to homosexual-no-need-for-repentance symbol as to where they stand when they have read in scripture the story of Noah, when they’ve read Solomons wisdom, when they’ve read the story of Eden, when they’ve been taught the history of the Roman Empire and the World Wars.

The rainbow and its promise not to destroy the earth by flood should be respected. Noah responded with a offering of gratitude. Yet Christians today are adopting the spiritually twisted Bow of God. The rainbow was originally a kiss of blessing and promise at one of the most humble spots imaginable. God takes it very seriously when His priesthood makes what He created to be Holy to be despised. Yeshua did not come to do away with The law but to fulfill it. Many are still wrapping their minds around this concept trying to figure it out because the falsity has been taught for so long. God does not change. Many people think that’s a bad thing. Some think it impossible. Much of that has to do with Christians not reflecting God’s quality in consistency in their lives. A steadfast walk. Instead, people often encounter burnt out sprinters and meanderers.

One of the ways that God doesn’t change is that He is Holy. Holy means set apart. As Christians many sing, “you are the god unlike any other,” but do we really mean it? Do we take the time to look at what other gods allow and how the Christian “God” we are fashioning is our own carved image, mentally carved? How is our carved God unlike other people’s idols? How is ours differ from the scriptures? So, God is Holy. He cannot change, THANKFULLY!!!!! See, many don’t believe in security and that God is consistent because they haven’t studied scripture enough to see the consistencies themselves, but God being unchanging is a good thing. It’s a security. You know that He won’t change up on you like people do often.

Pride is the method of operation of the enemy of your soul. It’s why he was booted out of heaven. He wanted to be God. So many people now want to be their own God. So many people are taking the position of arrogance they find so unattractive in others and essentially telling their unchangeable Creator Who offers the stability of Himself that He needs to change, not us who were made in His image. In His image. What an intimate and beautiful phrase that ought to humble our hearts. God didn’t just take a piece of a reflection of a mirror He was looking into. He puts a piece of His neverending self which can never run out and gives us the choice to have relationship with Him or not. A wise teacher once said, “We can choose our actions or we can choose our consequences, but we cannot choose both.” We as humans want to choose both, but only Creator has the wisdom to apply these. It makes no sense then to hate God Who pays attention to detail of both the seen and unseen, unless a lie dupes a person. The very first lie put to Eve was the doubt and fear they weren’t like God. We boast pride in so many things. We continue communing with pride in tearing Gods heart. The fact He split the veil down the middle of a place where even the high priest had to have a rope tied round to drag him out lest his sin that he harbored cause death because the person was consumed by the unholy unable to fellowship with the holy means so little to nothing to so many now when it should. It should be respected. Yet He is despised by those who call themselves Christians, who claim priesthood and yet show Hate toward Him by loving the world more than they love the One who created themselves and the ones they claim to love.

Just because God put His bow in the clouds doesn’t mean He is unarmed or weak. Just because He promised not to destroy His footstool by flood does not mean He is changeable and can tolerate pride, abominations and sin. Just because He is Who is doesn’t mean He hates you are takes pleasure in it. Remember God was grieved He made mankind when He sent the flood. Humanity are the ones taking pleasure in grieving the One Who made them. There is a need to stop lying through rainbow lips of promises God never made.

God views humbleness as beautiful and gives scripturally practical things for us to reflect upon observed by those who observed humbleness. Job, who found himself in a very humble spot, instead of cursing God, declares in NKJV 40:11 “Disperse the rage of your wrath; Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him.” King David observes in Psalm 25:9 “The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way.” Solomon also tells us that grace is given to the humble (prov 3:34), wisdom is with the humble (prov 11:2), and retention of honor (prov 29:23).

Humbleness :

Justice guider

Opens up God teaching His way

One catalyst of Grace

Wisdom associator

Honor retainer

People reject all these good things when they instead choose instant exaltation. They trade the truth for a lie, much like the carelessly tossed bible I happened across on my walk that I posted as the art for this article.

“Why can’t you ‘just’ be entertained?”

I have heard these questions asked of me many times over, and though I’ve made many shorter comments via social media on this very topic, Its article worthy now to address two of the top questions posed to me, being in the entertainment industry regarding Christianity viewing witchcraft and the occult as entertainment:
1. How is Harry Potter any different from Tolkien or Narnia?

2. Why can’t I “just be” entertained?

Regarding the first issue here, which has been rehashed by many writers, the primary reason Harry Potter and other sorcerers such as him will never be my friend nor hero is  that they and their stories have book of magic incantations for selfish reasons and the relationships within are selfish and unhealthy. In Narnia, Lewis and filmmakers distinguish that potential. Even Secular “Mirror Mirror” of Snow White story and Stars Camelot (which I gave up watching because of the “adult scenes” I didn’t want to be filling my head with) echo that there is a price to magic and the occult. Peter Jackson depicts Gandalf as a character who despite being a wizard, is humble and weary, happy to go to the grey havens, and despite being a wizard, prefers to not use magic because he knows his mentor and superior was beguiled by its power. Aslan in Narnia teaches Lucy reliance upon Him as source of power even though magic exists.

“Why can’t I just be entertained” is rather an absurd, yet insulting question (even if you may not realize or think about it when asking me or anyone else) because it assumes, without any effort of the askers part if I can be entertained and if so, what does entertain me. Often the people who ask this question can’t or won’t distinguish what specifically they find entertaining or why they do. It is important to and mature to know the reason you like and dislike things.

Another approach/response I often get when I express my disappointment in the film industry and more so Christianity’s large acceptance of witchcraft, the occult and the demonic as “entertainment” consists of the person just viewing as entertainment. As a film producer and director, I am more perhaps keenly aware of the hidden teaching agenda of film and television…not in a conspiracy way, mind you, just that when one makes a film, not only is one teaching a message, be it blatant or subtle, there consists a craft to the film making process to guide the viewer’s emotions toward what or away from what is being presented. It is compared to music in a video about editing.

Since the late 90’s Christian complacency has been noted, and now it is largely passive and accepting of witchcraft and are of the world, in the world, rather than not of the world while being in it because our desire for entertainment is greater than desire for God. It seems to behoove and confound people that they could write the or might’ve written this generations Narnia or Tolkien story because the demand for things like Potter are worshipped and lauded. It’s official. Christianity largely has stated taking poison is fun all the while in the back of their mind wondering where the church of Acts went?

So why is God so seemingly harsh on those who practice witchcraft, denying them entrance into Heaven and saying rebellion is as witchcraft?


Witchcraft and rebellion of of the same heartbeat. A heartbeat for control and power. Not one of Trust. It seems entertaining because the user gets to temporarily see the results they wish to through the forces of evil. It is also born of the arrogance ( not just distrust) that people think it’s up to them to take power into their own hands, which is the same spiritual seed Lucifer took hold of that He wanted to be God. People see it as entertaining because they’ve never seen real demons. If they did, I would hope they would change their minds. Witchcraft is compared with rebellion because both say, “I wana do what I wana do.” Christianity’s acceptance of themselves as people above God is leading to a dangerous path and instead of heading, considering, asking about the Truth and reason, it has come to valuing how the individual sees things and viewing drinking poison as fun.

It rather reminds me of a video I recently watched about Victorian England beauty practices. Despite the elaborate and beautiful fabric on the gowns and suits, the time period was obsessed with death, not unlike today. Except, instead of hanging skulls in the car or wearing them as a design on clothing, the people of the Victorian era took tapeworm to remain thin. Now, that we know more, we view this decision as very stupid. We give our dogs heartworm meds every month. We (hopefully) would never dream of putting a live tapeworm in ourselves because we wanted to remain skinny. Thing is, they knew back then even, that there were extreme and often fatal risks in removing the tapeworm. Someone invented a tube to stick down the patient that had food to entice the tapeworm out. Trouble is, patients often choked to death because the adult tapeworm is extremely long and it takes time to extract it. Yet, people worshipped beauty. They worshipped self image. They knew it was dangerous. They knew also the poisonous content they put on their faces to remain pale was deadly, yet they were obsessed with pale skin.

We are worshipping death in different ways now. Now it is with film and story. It may not be a risk to our physical bodies, but it definitely is a risk to our souls. Yet people keep insistently either believing or teaching it won’t hurt our minds and hearts, which we are told to guard. For things, whether good or bad are planted and sprouted there. Scripture tells us that the peace of God will guard us. Trouble is people seek peace in entertainment that does not bring honor to the One with which so many claim to have relationship.

I have experienced witchcraft practiced on me when I was in a place of foolishness. But many Christians have no idea or they don’t care what God thinks over what they themselves think, or in their Desperation for peace, and, instead of seeking it in the scripture and asking Creator for direction, they seek man’s opinion over what God says, by pastors who are unequipped/ unknowleadgeable to the reality of witchcraft, being beguiled themselves, for temporary ease of conscience.

It is very uncomfortable to hear something that makes you feel good is dangerous, especially when one is surrounded by the unreliable. Witchcraft has to do with the forces of darkness. Evil likes to present itself as reliable, but it’s a ruse of slavery and dependency. You might ask well, doesn’t God want us to depend on Him? Unlike the devil, God is not dependent on us and He loves us. Too often is it despised or unconsidered how it breaks His heart that though He made us to know His power, we choose entertainment over truth, that we do not see what He has given us as opposed to what the forces of darkness offer as “cool”. It is out of powerful love that He says not to be deceived. To chronically lack responsibility in that puts a mirror to our spiritual countenance, despising the power of love and wisdom that prevented us from living eternity knowing only good and evil from the garden’s tree of Life and on top of that sending His only Son.

So what does godly entertainment look like?

We seem to have lost sight of that, comparing, rather than distinguishing the difference between how magic is presented. We seem to have forgotten Focus on the family’s long standing, “outdated” Adventures in Odyssey. Webster defines entertainment:
Definition of entertain
* transitive verb
* 1
a archaic :  maintain
b obsolete :  receive
* 2
:  to show hospitality to entertain guests
* 3
a :  to keep, hold, or maintain in the mind I entertain grave doubts about her sincerity
b :  to receive and take into consideration refused to entertainour plea
* 4
:  to provide entertainment for
* 5
:  to play against (an opposing team) on one’s home field or court
* https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entertain
We see descriptive here such ” hospitality, maintenance, consideration,…” yet all such things I do not see nor have known in witchcraft. The NT book of Hebrews calls us to entertain strangers (wisely, if the Lord’s Holy Spirit is nudging us to minister to them) because sometimes we might unwittingly entertain angels. I find this verse fascinating personally and humbling that angels themselves who know the power and presence eternally that never grows old still desire godly interactions with us as believers being beings also of choice. The devil had angels follow him to be booted out of heaven. That God’s angels enjoy the interaction with us praising God in good healthy entertainment in the midst of a fallen world prior to us experiencing the ceaseless creativity of God undampened by death.

Therefore, knowing God’s angels enjoy godly entertainment, why is it so strange and why does it then seem so lovely that demons which are fallen angels, desire entertainment as well. Only difference is they desire entertainment at our eternal expense and want us to eat what seems like the tree of life. I am a voice in this generation witnessing my fellow servants cash in to the lie and be beguiled into believing, despite being raised in a time where good was good and evil was evil, that propagation is going a dictorial direction that evil is, in fact good. That despite hearing and reading the Scripture’s Truth that times are going to get harder, that God will pour out His Spirit, that people will most likely get jaded by powerful acts of the supernatural despite the current mockery of the unseen battle as merely fictional and figurative, not for a moment thinking it could actually be real and going on all around them, that people still are drinking poison, calling it entertainment, rather than opening The Forever Standing Word and letting the Holy Spirit pour out in creative writing, film making etc because they fear flesh Father than the One who designed everyone. People do not despise doctors when the doc tells them they have cancer, which is invisible except by scan and symptoms. Yet the souls around me despise their designer because He and evil are invisible. They despise those with complex minds and discerning hearts. This is heartbreaking. I try to expose and describe the feelings in my poetry of watching souls who were once so brilliant die slowly in front of you watching. Yet, instead of hope in life, I’m met too often with a variation of “oh, well that worked for you.” These people who are perishing don’t want to be reminded of who they used to be because they’ve been letting the lie inside them grow.

God desires us to entertain. Entertainment is act of service, but it has been fashioned to an act of selfishness. It is desired because of the joy and delight experienced. Not that entertainment IS joy itself. God desires us to experience the fullness of joy. We are to delight ourselves in the Lord. Why can’t I “just” be entertained? It’s not because I despise the human attempt at hospitality. I am not “just” entertained because I know my Savior didn’t “just settle” for me and is not of that mentality. It is because when I tried to commit suicide in junior high, thinking what was around me was “just what there was and would only ever be” that mentality was Wonderfully shattered by an incomparable love. I know Yeshua/Jesus does not “just” create us, that he didn’t “just” die for us. “Just” in this mindset is one of the past tense. Yet, He is the God unlike any other who has plans and a future. Entertainment is about community, hospitality, sharing. What I cannot share in is death because life tastes so wonderful and that I know Faithfulness Himself. As wonderful as He created you to be, If you are putting an ultimatum to me in choosing to give my first fruit of the hospitality and generosity of my heart, He put me before Himself, so I would be a wicked servant to reject reciprocation and express gratitude and my Love for Him. He is hospitality toward me, providing every good thing.

Rabbits, Corporations & Easters, Oh, My!

We are approaching Easter 2017. It is yet again when social media is now flooded by a ill presented solution lacking in information and legislative help. I’m taking about Easter Rabbits. Now there are plenty of articles on the resurrection and Jesus out there, and I will continue writing those. He is, after all, the Love of my life who literally saved me from suicide. But I want to take this Easter to include a article In the midst of updating about His creation.

Back in 2014 when I wrote this article, I also had to say farewell for the first time to a rabbit—my rabbit of nine years. She was the sweetest rabbit I probably will ever know: small, silver, gentle, a licker. Don’t get me wrong, I love my lil grumpy, grunts floof. He just wasn’t raised with kindness as she was from babyhood. Whenever I had a bad day and came home, she was there waiting for me, always ready to be petted, fed, and cuddled. Helping her out of pain at the end of her life was one of the most heart-wrenching decisions of my life. I still see her eyes at peace looking up, so trusting of me even as death approached. I loved her and was doing what was best for her, but I was teary-eyed and sobbing, kissing her little head, when she died.

Although some might think I would have buyer’s remorse to adopt another rabbit soon thereafter, I am the kind of person who does not want to be without the love of a pet. As I sought out a new companion, I was delighted to find Jango, a roughly one-year-old Flemish Lop, (now 4-5) to whom I gave a real home. His first expression when I brought him to my apartment was intense worry and fear. I had rescued him (through an adoption agency) from a harsh meat farm where I believe people had kicked him, for he was afraid of my legs or feet. He had been kept in a cramped cage with many other bunnies. A loving adoption agency rescued Jango and responsibly neutered, loved, and petted him. At just the right time, we were introduced. He loved running round his new, carpeted home with TOYS, which he had never known before. He thrived with space, loving discipline, gentle human hands, and a patient human voice. I saw him transform from a scared, cringing rabbit to a rabbit doing binkies and race tracking around his space. However, not all rabbits are so fortunate, and I would like to introduce you to the reasons why.

What is the reason for the plight?

The plight occurs for several reasons. The main reason is lack of education and well presented information, with information distributed only beyond niches of small rabbit societies and rescue/adoption agencies. Abuse occurs in international trade due to a lack of education in the very educational groups that raise this animal. Moreover, no connection exists with young and old writers, filmmakers, and networkers, who could assist in a campaign of awareness. Unfortunately corporations, companies, groups, and media contribute to a widespread problem instead of promoting the changes needed.


Many people just see baby bunnies. They don’t see what happens to the bunnies after they are rejected and turned in to the ASPCA. Though Petroglyphs has discontinued its humane education department, its website estimates about “3-4 million rabbits are euthanized per annum.” In an online article published by the BBC, the RSPCA claimed that 35,000 rabbits are abandoned in England and Wales per annum.

Abuse and Use

Abuse is not only verbal. It can be physical and emotional as I saw with my newly adopted rabbit. People think they are getting at the pet store a rabbit from a reputable breeder. The problem is that the term “reputable breeder” is not clearly defined. A number of bunnies are from farms where the grounds can flood and whole clans die, as I read on one breeder’s site, or from a very young person in 4-H, who is learning the basics of breeding, but not required to take rabbits for a wellness exam at a veterinary clinic.

Meat Farms

Unfortunately, as an adoption agency employee shared with me, rabbits raised on meat farms can live in places where the unsuspecting public mistakenly thinks the owners just love rabbits. Innumerable meat rabbits are kept in close quarters with other rabbits. They are handled roughly, hit or kicked, and kept in cages that cause sores and infections on their feet. Cramped quarters cause boredom in these intelligent critters which have personalities and muscles for running and jumping. According to Google, not many restaurants serve rabbit meat, but there were or may still be such places in the United States on the East Coast in Philadelphia and New York as Saro Bistro, Glasserie, Café China, Al Mar, The Marrow, I Sodi, Maialino, and Marlow & Sons that serve rabbits as meat. Plus (just in) Kismet in Southern California. I am a rabbit owner and will not eat rabbit meat, but I do applaud the rise of awareness in the culinary world to not be wasteful with meats. Restaurants like to advocate they do not deal with the “ill-reputed” meat farms and try to use all they can when they purchase the meat. However, there are some who do not believe there is a distinction between quality of meat farms. It was, for me extremely heartbreaking to watch this video, which understandably may outrage or bring to tears, that I found on YouTube, if you find yourself able to at all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2UHnOsfxhw&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DE2UHnOsfxhw&has_verified=1

Even Whole Foods for a time several years ago was considering selling domestic-bred rabbit at their grocery stores because it is a cheap commodity in part because the animal breeds quickly. Abuse stays hidden behind closed doors from media, for rabbits are not considered livestock or poultry like cows or chickens. The meat is widely renowned for its healthy Omega-3 acids and the efficient 5-6 pounds of meat per animal. An ABC news article claims that a rabbit “using the same amount of food and water a cow needs to produce a pound of meat. . . can produce six pounds.” As a taxpayer and a bunny owner, I desire to eliminate rabbits from the menu and applaud HFA.org for their PSA on awareness that our tax dollars reimburse farmers who neglect and abuse their livestock.

Some people think it is funny to joke with rabbit owners about cooking pet rabbits, and I cannot express just how angry and sad that makes us. I have heard the words so many times that I sometimes want to just turn around to the person who cracks the joke and ask how his or her dog or cat tastes, or even so far as their kids. No one jokes about that! If, however, the joker is unaware, feel free to pass along this article, not to guilt them, but to educate and bring (hopefully) a positive change. There are a few meat farms that are dubbed “reputable,” mainly selling overseas to European countries. One of the largest in California, Devils Gulch Ranch, is located in Marin County in California. News articles within the past four years prior to 2014, in the UK and US, including CNN and ABC (2013-14), are drawing attention to the plight of ignorance. Freedom for Farmed Rabbits posted: “Global rabbit meat consumption in 2004 was 1.1 million tonnes. Approximately half this amount comes from meat farms.” I estimate that is equal to 44,000 eighteen-wheelers, weight wise. Half of what meat farms provide would equal 22,000 eighteen-wheelers filled with rabbit meat. The standard size of a 53 for trailer equals 630 inches long by 102 inches wide. If you multiply these by 44,000 one gets 2,827,440,000 inches which google converts to 235,620,000 feet. That in turn, google converts to 71816.976 Km (kilometers squared) which, in comparison with the 125 largest cities in the Word would be closest in size to 8 of New York City (ranking the largest of all 125 cities) put together. (71,816 divided by NY’s 8,683 square Km).


Rabbits are used, of course, in testing cosmetics and various drugs. Statistic Brain’s website estimates that “245,786 rabbits are tested annually.” The Office of Research Integrity and PETA tell of the unnecessary treatment and abuse of rabbits despite new methods and alternatives available: “Since the eyes of the rabbit are large and do not have tear ducts, eye irritancy tests (the Draize test) for various household and cosmetic products have been conducted since 1944. Due to large scale protests in the 1970s and 1980s use of the Draize test has declined; the cosmetic industry has been instrumental in seeking alternatives.” (Reference below at Origin.hhs.gov) Some say that alternatives for the Draize test have been in process since the 70s. Other sites also show that rabbits are still used for the Draize eye-irritancy test, having such things as dishwashing soap or drain cleaner put on their eyes, causing chemical burns on rabbits eyes. No, they don’t apply mascara to these animals eyelashes.

Unfortunately, labs also use other small animals like rats and guinea pigs. In 2014 when I first wrote this article, the following top ten companies needed to hear from consumers who want unnecessary animal testing to stop: L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Procter & Gamble, Clorox, Johnson & Johnson, S.C. Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, Reckitt Benckiser, Church & Dwight, Unilever, and Dial/Henkel, referenced in crueltyfreekitty URL at bottom. It was not hard to find four websites with lists of brands that do not test on animals:

List of Companies That DON’T Test on Animals

It’s been very pleasant to discover since then more and more brands and have some pleasant conversations with employees at different make up companies such as Sephora as well as others who are on board and pro cruelty free brands as well as vegan. I have personally found a handful of favorite brands under the leapingbunny.org from chapstick to laundry detergent that I love.


To us, even if we love animals, the problem seems a bit distant. Most people do not know rabbits make sounds. They make a “chunnering noise” somewhat similar to a cat’s purr when happy and content. Rabbits whimper when they are scared, scree as a sign of dominance, chew on cage bars, hiccup, sneeze and snore adorably, and scream when they are in pain. It is hard to imagine the sound of countless rabbits crying out in pain. We leave such an horrific scenario to film screens for human pain. http://www.respectforanimals.co.uk/facts-and-reports/how-many-animals-have-to-die-for-a-fur-coat/133/ offers the statistic that 30-40 rabbits are needed to make just one fur coat. The prized breeds that popped up in my research are Rex or Orylag–breeds of rabbits that experience their fur ripped out by the handful for the sake of fashion. http://www.lcanimal.org/index.php/campaigns/fur/fur-trade-facts reveals: “Each year, more than 1 billion rabbits and 50 million other animals — including foxes, seals, mink and dogs — are raised on fur farms or trapped in the wild and killed for their pelts. ” It made me sick and cry to have watched about where rabbits are kept, grabbed, kit baby bunnies tossed in dumpsters and that some vets who were called to take a look at some of them were not appalled at the facility but actually handled the animals with lack of care as well. As a conscious steward of keeping this planet, peta had an article informing in Fact #6: “Fur farms harm the environment. One million pounds of feces are produced annually by U.S. mink farms alone. One dangerous component of this waste is nearly 1,000 tons of phosphorus, which pollutes nearby rivers and streams.” http://www.peta.org/features/nine-shocking-fur-facts/


Housing rabbits is another problem. Too many rabbits who are adopted for Easter are put down or end up in the aforementioned ASPCA, shelters, or adoption agencies if fortunate enough. A significant percentage of people rent apartments. In my eight years in San Jose, California, I found one of the two apartments in the huge city that would even be happy to allow rabbits. One apartment complex, where I rented, was happy simply to have my rent money. The other apartment that I considered was owned by a person with a rabbit and knowledge about rabbits as pets. All the others complained of three things: they would smell, they would chew, they would be noisy. People did not accept a little extra money, a written agreement, nothing! Cats smell more than rabbits do. Both are or can be litter-box trained. Unlike some guineapigs—similarly sized pets—rabbits are incredibly quiet.

Giving a rabbit a healthy, happy home may cost an estimated $400-$730 per year. This does not include emergency vet bills for anything from broken bones, to hairballs they physically cannot throw up like a cat because they’re not brushed, to bacteria or mites causing respiratory, digestive or skin and ear problems. Unfortunately, truly healthy food for rabbits such as Nature’s Benefits, along with Pet Mountain and Vita Kraft, have been discontinued from major pet store chains, because feeding healthy food without chemicals and food coloring supposedly is just not popular enough. To help owners keep their rabbits healthy, a list of rabbit-knowledgeable clinics/vet clinics can be found on http://rabbit.org/vet-listings/ . It lists all 50 states. However, I noticed that only 48 out of the 50 states have rabbit vets, and big states such as South Dakota only had one listing back in 2014. Because rabbits have special needs that are not recognized and trained veterinarians are so few, I had the horrible experience of watching my nine-year-old rabbit in pain through the night, not eating and not taking water because the animal hospitals in the area were closed and the emergency clinics had no doctors who specialized in rabbits–only cats and dogs. Rabbits need a different anesthesia than cats and dogs require. The closest option for me was two towns away when I lived in San Jose.


Although many people have cars, many others rely on the bus or train for more economic travel. This can cause distress when rabbit owners need to get their pet to a knowledgeable veterinarian or take their pet on vacation. Currently, one can bring a dog or cat on an airplane in a carrying case in first class. The other and better mode of travel for rabbits–trains and busses—are quite unyielding of ANY pets with the exception of guide dogs: Amtrak, Greyhound, Mega Bus Gold, Bolt Bus, Lux Bus, VA Moose Bus, Tripper Bus, Caltrain, Metra Rail, Red Coach, and NICDT. The only exceptions thus far that I have found are BART (California), the MARC train (Maryland), and VRE (Virginia). It is a shame that so many busses and trains seem unsupportive of the needs of rabbits, for these modes of transportation could benefit both owners and small furry pets.

As mentioned, a person can bring a dog or cat on an airplane in a carrying case in first class; however, upon broaching the topic of bringing a rabbit, one hears an uproar concerning allergies. Although many baby rabbits probably are shipped in the cargo holds of planes, thanks to the Internet age and the ability to purchase pets from other countries, the exposure to the noise of loud jet engines is not good for rabbits’ hearing. Interestingly, some of the airlines that advertise themselves as pet friendly for rabbits include the following: Aerosvit Airlines, AirBaltic, Air Europa, Alaskan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Copa Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates SkyCargo, EVA Airways, Finnair, Frontier Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways (India), Nok Airlines, United Air Lines, and Westlet. (http://wabbitwiki.com/Rabbit-Friendly_Airlines–A site that has since left the internet between 2014-2017.) Transportation’s efforts of change would assist the needs of those wanting to adopt rabbits. Or someone starting a transportation solely for pet adoption agencies not limited to small animals– a pet only train only for adoptees through legit adoption agencies.

Adoption Agencies AND Pet Stores

Sadly, I see adoption agencies as part of the problem. This is where my “well presented information” comment in the beginning comes in to play. Though I have NO regrets at giving Jango, my now nearly 5 year old independent personality Flemish Lop and faithful alarm clock with whom I share breakfast time and evening conversation and ever traumatic grooming sessions, followed by his favorite wild berry yogurt treat, a great home, I still see issues present with the agencies. Most recent? The “adopt, don’t shop” slogan. I get that they’re trying to get people to discourage buying from pet stores because often the kits ARE taken from their mothers way too early and end up with health issues. People just purchase from pet stores uneducated about rabbits and dump them in the wild, thinking wrongly that domestic rabbits are just like wild bunnies. These bunnies either die or end up at shelters or are rescued by the adoption agencies. Seeing all the cruelty and ignorance these adoption agencies do, I, at least have experienced being treated like I was one of those horrible kind of people. They forget sometimes there are people with kind hearts. They forget that some people are in dire situations and instead of inquiring into the humans situation or offer possible solution in the adoption process or are so overwhelmed with rabbits they don’t pay heed that the human is trying their best. All of it basically sums up that there is much need to assess before judging, a number of agency individuals try to me and other legit cases feel like the skum of the earth, or not being attentive or thirdly that temporary homes for the rabbits to be adopted, the temp families get attached and those very interested in the rabbit are not even given a chance to see if they would be a good fit together.

The adoption agencies now have this “adopt, don’t shop” which I had to ask the reasoning, to which I did not receive reply. Therefore, I dug and finally discovered through a wayward video interview which I cannot re-find to include as reference, that’s how obscure things are to find. I went back through my social media feed AND typed to try and find on YouTube. The positioned belief is (at least by one representative to this mindset) is that one would not get anywhere to far by limiting the pet stores legally/ via legislation. Yet news has shown recent years crackdown on abusive pet owners not being able to own pets. Adoption agencies and advocates are throwing out this slogan without ANY solution or information forefront about what would or will happen to pet store rabbits. All this from advocates for the “education” route. This presents a representative face that can well be interpreted as being not for all bunnies, but only bunnies-through-us kind of mentality which makes thinking people wonder how such a move aligns with their core values.

I respect what they are striving for. I see the effects of what meat farm life had psychological done to my rabbit from birth. A recent recurring wave of recognition to puppy mills selling to supposedly legit pet stores has also swept the internet at the beginning months of 2017 here. However, I disagree education disjointed from legislation is effective. I saw my sweet girl rabbit’s need for mommy when I first got her from the pet store. Pet stores remain one of the few places for adoption agencies to showcase and host adoption events. From a business and negotiation perspective, this does not seem smart, though I agree with the need for pet stores to have regulations for pets. Ever wonder why pet store Beta fish look the most depressed as opposed to the fish in bigger tanks?

Promotion by the Arts

Encouragingly, efforts on the Internet and Facebook by networking educational organizations, individuals, and adoption agencies are making an effort to promote, help, and inform. Even I didn’t know September 26 or 28 is International Rabbit Day. Yet, there are still too many rabbits put into shelters (recently estimated at 80% are abandoned and many end up in shelters. See huffington article included), raised at meat farms, and dying before enjoying a natural lifespan of 8-15 years. I see ways that I and others can help raise awareness through film and writing. Recounting the numbers given in this article, you have well over 1,004,245,786 rabbits who die each year in all these industries estimated by research for this article two years ago, compared monolithically to the number of adoption agencies fighting on behalf of these bunnies. I look forward to others joining in helping these wonderful critters so full of love and personality. Rabbits sweetly haunt our dreams of chocolate and new life during a holiday that is centered thematically on life, and rabbits appear with good attributes on the Chinese Zodiac. Yet we have given neither life nor sweet dreams to the very animals that warm our hearts and teach us. It is time we used our ears to do something to stop their plight.


















I just read an article published, encouraging backhanded antisemitism, though written by Rabbis, warning “Christians” to not partake of the Passover. Have People not read Torah? Have they not read the scriptures? Christian was a name given to Jews who loved Yeshua the Messiah! That is “Christian” roots! Furthermore, The God Christians claim to worship has told people in His Word, Romans 16:17-18 “Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.” NKJV. Likewise, Psalm 137:5 should be a warning to you, “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget its skill!” (NKJV.) So, we must go back to the scripture for to examine what we have been taught, and if we look at the scripture, really dig and put it together with and through the understanding of the Ruach that Yahweh has a heart of reconciliation, renewal and relationship we can rebuke the belief that Pesach “inaugurates a new religious civilization” as the Christianity Today article says (reference URL included at bottom) It intrigues me that that the authors see Christianity and Judiasm “re-enacting” a word used contextually and in association with impersonal performance. That should make us question what we are Emirati going in our celebration of Passover. Do we truly Celebrate Mercy and His Protection and Salvation? Or do we eminate a lack of personal testimony in our own lives when or if we celebrate Passover? For my own self, I love the church as the body of Christ, yet still ache especially as I grow older into my thirties now seeing the disappearance of church dinners I knew and grew up with, the lack of testimony in the Christian church, though they remain strong in their emphasis of the Word.

First in this divisive article: If Christianity advocates turning people against following God’s commandments, those that do show they do not love Him, nor do they love His people, which includes themselves with their grafted in choice of atonement. Without which there is no “Christianity” and such people will suffer from self- inflicted isolation from a relationship with Him and the would-be blessings of acknowledging God’s design. Exodus 12:48 explicitly tells us to keep the Passover, along with witness scripture with the purpose to remember what it was like to be foreigners in and that He freed us. Yeshua said DO THIS (Passover) in rememberance of Him (Luke 22:19). By encouraging divisiveness, encouraging anti- Semetism, forgetting that Christians have a history emerging, yet engrafted and intertwined from the Judaic faith, such invites evil, bad things to befall. God takes teaching very seriously. He is the same Who described that it would be better for those who misteach His little ones to have a millstone tied round their neck and be flung into the sea. If you are Christian pray for these people and those who follow or see this article as authoritative or truth for clarity and repentance. Remember your roots of Trust. Dont invite God’s anger down on you by standing by this article. The authors support no unity but rather absolve what God views as good AND beautiful (“A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1)

Second issue: The rabbis nor the Christian magazine who influences offer wisdom of differentiating or offer detail how it used to be celebrated, since there is an insistence and they’re most likely right that the Passover then wasn’t as we know it now. We see Exodus 12:48 (which Jesus does not “allude to”, but is explicit, as stated above) welcome the stranger rather than rejecting people who want to understand the Passover, to understand Him under physical circumcision, “And when a stranger dwells with you and wants to keep the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as a native of the land. For no uncircumcised person shall eat it.” Scripture shows us: “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Matt 20:28 NKJV. (He knew not everyone would accept atonement). Yeshua reached out to woman at the well who was not Jewish. He healed the multitudes and fed them, people who came from all over, including the Greek (Syro Phonecian) woman’s demon possessed daughter because she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.” (Mark 7:26-30). The authors of this article very much favor the word “inaugurate” which Webster defines as a beginning, but the Passover debatably doesn’t inaugurate “the Jewish people into its History.” The beginning of the Jewish people began with the Abrahamic covenant. In Genesis. Prior to Exodus.

Additionally, the authors write, “Second, adopting another’s ritual shows a lack of respect.” (On page 2, paragraph 3) Again, interesting word choice. Not only does Google define respect (when typed into search bar) as “1. a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.”, but God in scripture has much to say about fearing (respecting Him) about adoption and legalism. While some people may FEEL ritual is being disrespected, is ritual to be revered over Yahweh? The Torah reveals The haunting words through His prophet Hosea who knew about having a faithless relationship, “For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.” (NKJV Hosea 6:6) So…when did admiration become disrespect? All is quiet on that front.

When adoption is considered, its sibling concept is acceptance. By adopting you are accepting, open hearted. So this article shows a certain feeling of disrespect for ritual, yet they use the word adoption. When parents who want a child or who can’t conceive adopt, do they choose a child based on whether or not their culture the child emerged from has certain rituals? No! They fall in love with the picture (or child if they meet at the orphanage) and the story of what the baby/ child came through personally. They fight through much time and paperwork and international hiccups to give that child their love and a place of knowing they’re accepted! The authors are making the claim they believe to know more about the Christian faith than the Jews encouraging Christians to partake in Passover know. Yet, they use ambiguous, unspecific wording and examples throughout regarding the Torah, describing Christians and Jews who encourage Christians to Celebrate Passover “naturally emphasize Jesus as a fine teacher, partaking of the Jewish culture of his times,” (page 2, paragraph 4 of Christianity today article referenced at the bottom). Now, although I’ve seen plenty of the church do the whole “in Jesus time” disapplicating the Instructional Torah of Yahweh, which is very sad, because it disjoints the love …remember “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” John 14:15? (NKJV) a phrase that also shows up in Exodus 20:6 & Deuteronomy 5:10.

There is no “new Lamb of God” (page 2. Paragraph 4) Abraham recognized this, prior to there being Passover. Abraham could’ve chosen a dove, a calf, but his son, Isaac asks him where the lamb was for the burnt offering. Yeshua is more than just a “fine teacher”, but this is what the authors and those who share this mode of thought see Christian and Messianic Judaism representing Yeshua as, and sadly a portion, though not all do. We are all responsible of how we portray our relationship with Our Lord and Savior, but also how we treat a Him.

Here is the third issue so many Christians are familiar with: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV) and what was it Jesus told His Disciples?? Oh yeah, “Do this in remembrance of me” recorded in the gospel of Luke (22:19 NKJV) from a doctor who understood the need for healing in the world AND included in Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth! (1Corinth 11:23-29 NKJV) The author being a former religiously, bloodthirsty Pharisee who knew the law of Moshe, met Yeshua and did not discourage the church at Corinth (located in southern Greece) from keeping the Passover Yeshua Himself kept, but to keep it in a worthy manner as to discern the Lord’s body (1 Corinth 11:29 NKJV)

The epilogue here and fourth point: God dispersed people at the Tower of Babel because of their pride and irreverence toward God and self centeredness in Genesis 11:4 (NKJV) “And they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.'” Revelation 7:9 tell us a multitude of all nations tribes and tongues will be standing before the Throne and before The Lamb and says that they will cry out that Salvation belongs to “our God” and to “the Lamb” recognizing and claiming personal relationship with the Creator. Freedom that comes through Salvation throughout scripture is not “exclusive”. Looking up the dictionary definition for differentiating “unique” as the authors state on page 3, last paragraph of the article, “The Seder is uniquely Jewish,” to their article’s spirit of exclusivity, the very terminology’s nature of which has to do with “not admitting things”, (Google definition) as opposed to unique which describes something as being “unlike anything else.” When googling the word “unique” and “exclusive”.

One has to beg the question:

Given that Yahweh made man in His own image prior to any Passover

Given that King David echoes God’s loving detail in His creation by Psalming “…for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;…” (Psalm 139:14 NKJV) and John saying “In the beginning was the Word (referring to Yeshua)” in John 1:1 (NKJV) & (1 Samuel 3:7 NKJV on the revealing of the word, rather than just a thing which is spoken.)

Given all these things, why would the authors and those of this Mindset bother inviting the curious whom Yah created to something where they weren’t allowed to partake? Is not that disrespectful? Is that not unkind? Is that not representing God contrary to conditions in the Old Testament of circumsicision and of the New Testament to partake of Passover keeping in a worthy manner? When we see Yeshua tell His disciples: “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you;”? One has to ask what the purpose of showing someone something that they themselves believe that person will never partake of, nor was ever believed designed to experience, even though God made mankind in His image, is? Why are these “Christian others” here? It is a grievous, heart aching misrepresentation of Yahweh, His Ruach and His Salvation Yeshua the Messiah to in essence respond to the curious essentially with an accusatory “piss off”. Yahweh created people, dispersing them via language confusion at the Tower of Babel after renewing His covenant through Noah who came from the redemptive line of Seth after Adam and Eve lost Able.

(All NKJV verses pulled from blueletterbible.org)

(Originating divisive article): http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2017/march-web-only/jesus-didnt-eat-seder-meal.html

(Well put refute article): http://michaelrydelnik.org/the-passover-hustle/


A Not So Silent Film

Soooo, I finally saw “Silence”, which, spoiler alert, is the antithesis of A Man for All Seasons (The story of Thomas Moore, who makes the point that as soon as you let faith — like water out your hands–even a little, lets it all out.) The movie ends with the ever popular “only God can judge a heart” sermon. Spoiler alert again…with the little cross in his hand, but this very little to no difference in worshipping honor / romance as seen in the story Outlander (when Jamie gives up his body to homosexual abuse to save Claire, his wife to save her honor so they can both live together, loving their own life romantically rather than have a backbone and trust God, which is included as just someone Jamie religiously prays to). The priest in the Silence Film did not scriptually test the spirits when he supposedly hears “Christ” speak to him. There was no fruit. The film popularizes what folks want to hear, wanting to believe that God is passive to wicked and selfish servants, not doing anything with the gifts He gave you.

The Priest is bombarded with spirit voice pretending to be Christ (Who did not love His own life above letting us have an eternal one,) a point completely glossed over by the lie that “priests ought to lead by example by not letting others suffer.”

Ironically, the children later are calling the main character, “apostle Paul” at one point. They may have read the Bible, as many have but no one cared enough to bring it to life for them. Paul said in Philipians 1:21 “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain”.

Andrew Garfield, the main character of the young priest is quoted in the media saying this part, and the movie “to ‘fall in love with Jesus'”…http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2017/january/andrew-garfield-says-silence-film-helped-him-to-fall-in-love-with-jesus.

This is the second heretical film this year, beside The Shack. We are given a responsibility scripturally to both not be deceived and to be ready in and out of season with an answer of the hope in us. True, it is easy to fall in love with a false Jesus who tells you that it’s “ok” to love your physical life devoid of fruit, when the actual living God first commanded Creation to be fruitful and multiply. It is a dangerously “pretty” film. It is a very popular way of thinking these days that things don’t affect us, eternally or otherwise. Scripture tells us quite the opposite: “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9

The priest is also confused, being accused with pride by the priest he came to seek, rather than recognizing the nature of conviction. There was not enough trust in either priest’s heart that if they didn’t save people from being tortured, that God wouldn’t use their death and bring yet others to speak the truth.

In recap, this film promotes not testing the spirits against scripture, because why would a priest need to know scripture? Secondly, it promotes unfruitful “faith” and an uncaring, glossy “God” who does not mind that you do not confess Him to lost souls. That He will forgive you for loving the life He gave you more than Him as the life giver. Now, I am not saying He isn’t patient and give chance after chance. But He tells us there is a choosing point. He tells us what cannot be in the presence of Holiness. The tragedy of this film is the priests do not love Jesus. They let the words out of their mouth take power to shape their minds and hearts as well as other minds and hearts.

“And” is a powerful word in the Bible…Confess AND believe to be saved…it’s not sufficient to merely quietly love the Lord. If you loved your spouse and never told anyone and no one ever knew your spouse was your spouse, people would wonder what was wrong with you. You’d be identified as either controlling, weird or a red flag person with which to be disassociated. In just 8 years we have gone from teaching the importance of not giving up the faith in “Black Death” a film I deeply admire and respect ( not the burning of the innocent, but the captain’s conviction) to film teaching Faith Apathy is acceptable and admirable because humans, not God, is telling us we cannot nor should we use discernment which is judging against what the infallible Truth has left us to measure. Otherwise, our society will become lawless both in the spiritual sense and physical sense.

Here is a very good quote I happened upon from Man for All Seasons about silence:
“Cromwell: But, gentlemen of the jury, there are many kinds of silence. Consider first the silence of a man who is dead. Let us suppose we go into the room where he is laid out, and we listen: what do we hear? Silence. What does it betoken, this silence? Nothing; this is silence pure and simple. But let us take another case. Suppose I were to take a dagger from my sleeve and make to kill the prisoner with it; and my lordships there, instead of crying out for me to stop, maintained their silence. That would betoken! It would betoken a willingness that I should do it, and under the law, they will be guilty with me. So silence can, according to the circumstances, speak! Let us consider now the circumstances of the prisoner’s silence. The oath was put to loyal subjects up and down the country, and they all declared His Grace’s title to be just and good. But when it came to the prisoner, he refused! He calls this silence. Yet is there a man in this court – is there a man in this country! – who does not know Sir Thomas More’s opinion of this title?
Crowd in court gallery: No!”

The film keeps popping the question, “What would Jesus do?” John 1:3 “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” In scripture we see God create the heavens and earth and all these living things with a song in them. Take a moment to pause and reflect on this related short video clip: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd_iK6IMHCE.

The only reference to heaven being silent is in Revelation 8:1 when the 7th seal is opened. The film’s view of heaven is A “workless” eternity. Though we will be free of the curse of toil, we don’t go to eternity to do nothing. We will be with The Creator, Whose creativity is never exhaustive and he wants us to experience the fullness of joy that comes through creativity. We will not be bored there.

However, we need to remember that beauty is often beguiling. The enemy of our souls comes as an angel of light And that just as he deceived Eve by reasoning her the tree was “good for food” and that it was pleasant to the eyes” https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/gen/3/20/t_conc_3006, so too are we trying to justify yet today with what lessons are being fed to people through the arts. Matthew 10:33 clearly draws a line when Jesus tells us that whoever denies Him before men (on a consistent continual basis as the film shows these priests doing–not just a one time mistake like Peter denying Christ, because the Disciple Peter went on to be vocal for Yeshua, for Jesus and was put to death) that Jesus will deny those who deny Him before His Father. Films such as “Black Death” uphold this truth to not be deceived by beauty, of which there seems ever growing a desire for in this temporal life. If people insist on the beauty, on only seeing that the arts, like the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is “good for food” and “pleasant to the eyes”, without considering the beauty of Holiness that King David writes of in scripture, our society, Christianity is in a very dangerous spot, not considering the ugliness of eternity without our Creator as if such a mindset or wager is a safe, encouraged thing.

~Coral Tulle Hahn


I just want to introduce you all to one of my favorite females in scripture: Rhoda. (Found in CJB Acts 12)
“v.11 Then Kefa came to himself and said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord sent his angel to rescue me from Herod’s power and from everything the Judean people were hoping for.” 12 Realizing what had happened, he went to the house of Miryam the mother of Yochanan (surnamed Mark), where many people had gathered to pray. 13 He knocked at the outside door, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer. 14 She recognized Kefa’s voice and was so happy that she ran back in without opening the door, and announced that Kefa was standing outside. 15 “You’re out of your mind!” they said to her. But she insisted it was true. So they said, “It is his angel.” 16 Meanwhile, Kefa kept knocking; and when they opened the door and saw him, they were amazed. 17 Motioning to them with his hand to be quiet, he told them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison and said, “Tell all this to Ya’akov and the brothers.” Then he left and went elsewhere.”

Rhoda is a listening girl of God, a happy, joyous girl of God, and a insistent girl of God. Three qualities that work together admirably, and yet qualities we tend to segregate. She knew Peter’s (Kefa’s in the Hebrew) voice. Given that when the praying folks did open the door and Peter motioned them to be quiet, we can reasonable estimate Peter, realizing he had actually been gotten out of prison, probably would not have been shouting to draw attention. So, Rhoda really had to recognize his voice, having spent time in his presence when he was preaching loudly to still recognize it when he used it in a quieter called for situation. Her response is beautiful. She didnt open the door for him, but was so ELATED that she crashed the prayer meeting! She faced being called crazy by people superior in age and spirituality, she faced being told by those who were praying for Peter that she had heard Peter’s angel. These pray-ers must have thought she heard in the spiritual realm, but Rhoda announced that Peter was standing outside! (Not just that she had heard Peter.) It is a beautiful contrast of listening vs not listening. Their hearts were focused so much on praying, which itself is a good thing, that they deemed opening the door to Peter’s Angel less important than opening the door for Peter. I mean, Peter’s angel coulda given them heavenly knowhow to how Peter was faring, don’t you think? Kefa had to keep knocking for one of them to open the door. All this happened at night.
Had they ignored his knocking, they probably would’ve witnessed his trial ending in death, with the knowledge he had come to them, and that would be an awful thing to carry round the remainder of your life. Had Rhoda opened the door, her blessings would have differed. Had she opened the door for Peter and Peter walked into the prayer meeting, given their heart condition I can only imagine what a stir that might’ve caused. The fact that someone opened the door for him, muchless her nature might’ve been lost to history. As it was God used Rhoda as a vessel to tell others who were praying, that their prayers had been answered, probably along with her own. We don’t know what happened to her after she insisted Peter was standing outside but since she was a girl, not woman. I would guess she was detained or prevented from opening the door, since her news was not taken positively. Rhoda, in Hebrew means “Rose.” We ought not ignore the listening, joyous, insistent roses the Lord uses to woo us in our spiritual lives.


I personally grew up in a home where, though God brought teachers, mentors and friends into my life to teach me truth and He spoke to me through His word, I lacked guidance I wish I had had from those godly guidance within the family unit . I know many of the younger generation now and those coming to Christ who don’t have strong, wholistic biblical guidance ache too for the piece that may always not be there, but God’s word is never failing, never lacking. Here are some starter verses to begin praying for God to guide you:

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.”
Psalm 32:8

“You will guide me with Your counsel,
And afterward receive me to glory.”
Psalm 73:24

“A good man deals graciously and lends;
He will guide his affairs with discretion.”
Psalm 112:5

“The integrity of the upright will guide them,
But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.”
Proverbs 11:3

“To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.”
Luke 1:79

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
John 16:13

So, we need to pray that God teach us more about, draw us closer and keep us sensitive to which of the above He is particularly using to understand why:

1. His eye
2. His council
3. Discretion
4. Integrity
5. The way of peace
6. Into all truth

Now, let’s dig a tad deeper in each and what the seasons look like with them:

His eye

To begin this short section, we must lay a foundation of understanding the term “apple of His, Your eye” found in the Bible-mentioned four times. Interpreted two ways, both as precious in sight to Him and as vulnerable physical quality of the pupil. If someone were to poke their finger in your own eye, our proper bodily reaction/response is both to shut our eyes as a muscular contraction to release tears and hopefully put up our hands as additional shield from further attack. Still, it surprises people that believers who have a love for the word do this in the spiritual sense when in a season of intense warfare. Some of the ancient Hebraic prayers encouraged the use of hands covering the face when in prayer to God because He was and is Holy out of respect. Now, in battle, we approaching the enemy. However, we are told the helmet of salvation should be fitted to our faces as protection for our head parts, including our eyes. Proverbs 7:2 says “Keep my commands and live, and my law as the apple of your eye.” God describes with us in scripture that when someone touches us as believing disciples, a visual of them touching His eye. If someone pokes Him in His pupil, don’t think He will do nothing about it.

His Council

Sometimes God leads us in a season, though we ought to continually be growing in wisdom from godly council, honing understanding of good wholistic council, its administration, into reception, on one topic or another found in His Word. Council, as an entity in the gospels consisted of a mis of these factions of people: Pharisees, scribes, elders, chief priests. Joseph of Arimathea who had Yeshua buried was a member of the council. They are the ones accountable to, if you used the word “Raca” on a brother. (A word and mindset of despising another person made in His image). Paul was brought before the council in regards to the debate of outside interpretation of discounting the Torah of Moshe/Moses, or despising the law. The council, bottom line deals with disrespect. So, when we pray for God to guide us in His council, we desire to learn through His word with the now present help of concordance as a tool, about respecting God, respecting His creation, distinguishing what God defines as disrespectful or unworthy vs worthy.


The nine verses (NKJV) that mention discretion most often describe this as a season or learning how to deal with things graciously, learning about how and from what the Lord is preserving you, and the training of being slow to anger. The beauty of fruit preserves, is there’s different flavors and yet they all taste sweet. Likewise discretion ought to be sweet. Graciousness is the catalyst for entrusting another’s discretion. However this world grows ever more selfish in both heart and mind. It is oft said in Christian circles that grace is us being given what we don’t deserve. So the transaction proceeds as expectation to be given what we don’t deserve in exchange for personal information. We use wisdom to determine a persons consistency of character before giving them sensitive information about our lives hopefully. More and more people display lack of grace or discernment, easily offended and quick to offend, which, by Webster’s definition is pure antithesis of discretion.


Though it is something we are called to walk in, this aspect of guidance has a hinge-like nature. Although Psalm 78:2 references Jacob’s shepherding the people, the integrity of our own lives in relationship to God allows or disallows the capacity of realizing how He shepherds us and allows others to see His skill in our lives. Proverbs 10:9 also tells us that walking with integrity, we walk securely. It is a word used by People such as Paul, Solomon, David, Job and Abimilech who unwittingly took Abrams wife for himself, being told she was Abraham’s sister. Integrity is something considerable by our Creator, something we rely on His uprighting us as well as one of four core pieces to Titus’s writing of doctrine (the others being reverence, incorruptibility, and sound speech that cannot be condemned) Titus 2:7-8.

The Way of Peace

Luke 1:77-79 keys the need for knowledge by the remission of sins. Our Guide and the Prince Himself of peace cannot lead us in the way of peace, when we insist in sin and turmoil. I went through a divorce two years ago, and though I had experienced Yeshua’s protection in the midst of the battlefield, experienced His covering, experienced the Joy of His Holy Spirit in worship which at two different times, once transported me to the heavenlies where I actually felt my soul come back into my body and another time when I had to ask God to stop because I felt like my physical body would burst, and I experienced the warm and gentle Love of the Holy Spirit the day I was baptized, I had never experienced such a calm, even though the family unit was in an uproar over what half thought I had done, the other of what they saw and read my spouse doing. I understood then what “peace that PASSES understanding” truly meant. It is the way that

Those who insist on making their own crooked path
Those who live for and in injustice
Those who do not seek after God

do not know, as mentioned in Isaiah 59:8 & Romans 3:17. The way of peace is a blessing first given and seen in Judges 18:6 by the priest, echoed by the Pharisee turned missionary disciple of Yeshua, Paul, in 2 Thessalonians 3:16.

Into all Truth

We must bear in mind the origin of this “into all truth” is NOT as modern Christians tend to interpret truth being in everything including pagan stories as the key core of the gospels. We have switched the Comissioner’s intention if we do to rather not hide the Word of God in our hearts, properly using cultures understanding to point them toward the Truth, the Word of God, but have laid a foundation of culture first sprinkled with itty bitty pieces of scripture. There are two included crucial traits of the Spirit that leads in all Truth. Namely:

He will not speak on His own authority
He will tell you things to come

Now he may not for our own growth do both things simultaneously every/all the time as our spirit may need to digest one piece of scriptural truth before moving on to another, but He WILL always be in alignment with the Truth, the Word of God holistically, that you can find the truth of what was said time and time again through the old and new testaments.

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