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Vote on November 3rd…

October 30, 2009

If you watch Fox news (and most of you do) you are aware that local elections are coming up on Tuesday next.

Many in the past have not gone to the polls and a result of that is now we have a president we don’t want, an economy we don’t want, debt we don’t want, taxes we don’t want, government run socialistic heath care we don’t want, indecision we can do without and generally the country is really messed up.

If we’re ever going to start to do something about it we must speak up now!

Go to the polls Tuesday and VOTE!

One vote, One country and One freedom you don’t want to loose.

Know the issues and find out which candidate best represents you.

In Brunswick County, North Carolina there is the issue of a billion dollar bridge that most people I have talked to feel we need desparately…and the sooner the better…A landmark bridge that will not only alleviate congestion on the roads crossing the Brunswick and Cape Fear rivers, but allow the local economy to prosper beyond imagination.

Just think of what a new road does to any area.  There is allways a boost to the ecomomy.  With good planning Brunswick county will not only be the fastest growing county, but it will also be the best for starting a business in and the best for living and retiring in.

One candidate says;  “It will cut my town in half…I don’t want it”  another candidate says;  “The Skyway is Myway”

Find out who said what and do your part and together we can make a difference for ourselves and for the next generation.

The temporary setback we have experienced will soon pass and we better hold on because the best ride is yet to come…

Vote on Tuesday!

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The Man at the Helm…

October 30, 2009
Obama: A Man Apart
10/28/2009

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Albert Camus was expert at describing a man apart, an existential man The Stranger, who didn’t belong in the society in which he found himself. He didn’t have emotional roots; in fact, this character was haunted by shadows — the real and the metaphorical. He is the quintessential rebel challenging normative standards.

At the risk of drawing literary comparisons, I am persuaded based on his performance that President Obama is a man apart. He seems to equate power with arrogance; pride with willfulness and exceptionalism with dominance. As a consequence, he has changed foreign policy perceptions. The America he leads is a nation like any other — no more, no less. In fact, as a Nobel laureate, he is considered by the Europeans as a man of the world, not merely a citizen of the United States.

When asked if the United States is exceptional, President Obama said America is exceptional and England is exceptional and Greece is exceptional. That the United States is sui generis didn’t cross his mind. How could it? He is pledged to a scenario in which America opts out of its traditional role as peace keeper, the balance wheel in maintaining international equilibrium. The war against terrorists is over along with the nation’s hegemonic role.

Unfortunately the war fatigue President Obama embodies is not embraced by our global enemies who see this shift in his policy attitude as a sign of weakness and retreat. I believe President Obama actually thinks that unilateral concessions to our real and putative enemies will result in reciprocal responses. But as his bizarre overtures to the Olympic Committee demonstrated, gestures directed at multilateralism and celebrity status do not result in favorable results. Real power as opposed to soft power still has meaning on the world stage.

A man with roots would know that wild policy swings of the kind that we’ve experienced with healthcare, cap and trade and education proposals cannot possibly fly, with the American people, even with those who voted for President Obama in the last election. Despite cultural shifts in the nation, the United States still fashions itself as a conservative nation. Only a man apart cannot sense that condition.

My contention is not that the president is devoid of conviction. In fact, his political tilt is decidedly to the left, the hardcore left. My assertion is different. I believe this president doesn’t understand the rhythms, the pulse of the American people. He is not merely outside the main stream. He doesn’t even recognize it. He is a basketball player who has been asked to bat.

At first I thought his initial popularity would carry him through to a second term. But as each day passes and the false, almost inappropriate, gestures register Americans are beginning to recognize this man apart. He is our stranger in a land he doesn’t understand.

Americans are not war-like, nor does imperial ambition fill their soul. They have done almost nothing for which daily apologies are necessary. Their blood soaks the beaches of Normandy, their graves litter European towns. And their fortune saved millions from the plight of destitution. Americans do not appreciate a man so removed from their history, so out of tune with the American experience, that he reflexively expresses regret for the very conditions that should engender pride.

Perhaps this president will learn. But I am not confident that can happen. His life experience without a father in his home and a mother seeking adventure abroad is unstable. His closest associates vilified the nation he now leads. Is it any wonder his wife said she could take no pride in America till now? The past is to be rejected. Milestones in history are erased from memory as storage cast aside as unnecessary.

This is a unique moment in our history. It is certainly the only time in my life when our national instincts are being reconditioned. From a nation that was a model to the world, we are now told that superiority is unbecoming, a hindrance for the emergence of global egalitarianism.

President Obama, as a man apart, may attempt this recasting of America, but, as I see it, America is not yet ready for his experimentation and, most likely, never will be.


Dr. London is president of the Hudson Institute, John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, publisher of American Outlook, and author of the recently published Decade of Denial.


 

Torah Study…

October 29, 2009

Parashah 03 Lech Lecha
Genesis 12:1 – 17:27
By Dr. S.K. Blad

 
 
Torah Readings:
 
12:1-13
12:14 – 13:4
13:4-18
14:1-20
14:21 – 15:6
15:7 – 17:6
17:7-27
Maftir: 17:24-27
 
 
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16
 
The Apostolic Scriptures: Mark 3:1 – 4:20
 
Readings in the AS:
 
3:1-6
3:7-12
3:13-19
3:20-35
4:1-20
 
 
 
Lech Lecha
 
Means to go to yourself or to go for your own sake.
 
Comments
 
In spite of the fact that Noach was a righteous man before the Eternal, he was not able to lead his children in the righteousness of Elohim. When he left the ark he became an agricultural expert. It seems as though the dedication to his profession took too great of a place in his life, and thus the training of his children and grandchildren took second place in his list of priorities, or maybe third or fourth…
 
Why did Noach drink wine in solitude? Why did he not share the joy of the harvest with his family? It is evident that his mind was more focused on his job than on his family. The same temptation exists for the father of every family, the temptation to feel complete because his own professional accomplishments rather than by training his wife and children.
 
Parents, and even grandparents, have the great responsibility of instructing their children and grandchildren in the way of righteousness. Noach had three sons who were now all over the age of 100 and should by this time already have received a good education from their father. But in the new circumstances of life, Noach needed to continue training his sons in the way of the Eternal, so that future mankind would not make the same mistakes as the generation that had been destroyed by the flood.
 
Furthermore, he had a grandson, Kana’an, who needed all the training he could get in order to become a righteous and upright man. But Noach devoted himself more to the increase of the agricultural market than to his children and grandchildren’s training in righteousness.
 
The text that we read in Ezekiel 14 shows us that Noach’s children would not be able to escape certain righteous judgments over different nations and especially Israel. Only Noach would be able to escape them through his righteousness. His children were not as righteous as he was.
 
Later on we will see the result of his lack of dedication to the Torah in relation to his children. Nearly all of Noach’s descendants rebelled against the Eternal under the reign of Nimrod. Their rebellion was punished with confusion and Noach’s children were scattered over the whole earth.
 
In spite of this there was, in Shem’s family, a glimmer of the light of righteousness and dedication to the Eternal. Noach had earlier expressed that the Eternal was Shem’s Elohim. Therefore Shem managed to carry over some of the straight ways of the Eternal to his child Arfachshad, to his grandchild Shalach, and to his great grandchild Ever.
 
But their level righteousness and dedication to the Eternal was not high enough for them to be chosen as forefathers of a consecrated nation. HaShem waited through generation after generation and sought after someone that could become the head of a consecrated nation. Finally, in the tenth generation after Noach, he found Avram. One who would train his children to live righteous lives before the Eternal and to not bend under the pressures of society. Avram was chosen for the very reason that he had the ability to command his children and grandchildren to follow the way of righteousness all their days, as it is written in Genesis 18:19,
 
“For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of HaShem, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that HaShem may bring upon Avraham that which He hath spoken of him.”(JPS revised)
 
Avram’s ability to command his children and grandchildren to hold to the way of the Eternal and act righteously was the reason that he was chosen to be the father of a great and righteous nation. And not only that, but also to be the beginning of a nation that would populate the coming world after heaven and earth have gone through the second cleansing process, the cleansing of fire.
 
Avram, whose name means “the father of Aram”, or “exalted father”, was chosen to be heir of the whole world just because he was a father. This fact was later strengthened when the Eternal changed his name to Avraham, “father of the masses”.
 
How important it is to be a father! How meaningful it is to instruct one’s children in the righteous way of the Eternal!
 
Noach did not have this ability so HaShem was forced to search for someone else who did…
 
 
The First Aliyah, 12:1-13
 
12:1-3 “HaShem had said to Avram, ‘Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.’”(NIV revised) – According to Stephen’s speech in Acts 7:2b-4, HaShem had revealed himself to Avram already in Ur-Kasdim, as it is written,
 
“The Elohim of glory appeared to our father Avraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Charan, and said to him, ‘Come out of your land and your kindred, and come into the land that I will show you.’ Then he came out of the land of the Kasdim and dwelt in Charan. And from thence, after his father died, He migrated him into this land in which you are now dwelling.”(MRC revised)
 
This shows us that Avram had received his calling already in the land where he was born. The Scriptures do not give the reason that Terach decided to leave Ur with some of his family.
 
However, the Book of Jasher and some other Midrash literature speak about Terach as a general in King Nimrod’s army when Avram was born. Because of an astrological omen, Nimrod decided to kill all newborn children in his kingdom since he was afraid that a new king had been born that would oust him from his throne. Terach gave Nimrod the newborn child of one of his maidservants and said that it was Avram. By this ruse, Avram was able to survive the first attack on his life and was hidden in a cave for 13 years. This was the first of the ten great trials that our forefather was exposed to.
 
The second test that the Midrash writings tell us about was when Avram refused to worship his father Terach’s gods of wood and stone. He also challenged King Nimrod’s idolatry and was therefore imprisoned for 10 years and afterward thrown into a burning oven together with his brother Haran. HaShem delivered him from the test by a miracle but his brother was consumed by the flames.
 
Because of all this Terach decided to leave Ur in an attempt to keep peace in the family. He had planned to travel all the way to the land of Kana’an. He never succeeded in reaching it but stopped halfway in Charan, which is in the southeast part of what is known today as Turkey.
 
I do not know if HaShem repeated his calling to Avram in Charan or if Avram simply decided to go because of the calling that he had already received when he was in Ur, before his father decided to emigrate.
 
We see, in any case, how Avram now obeys the calling to leave his land and his family. However, he brings his nephew Lot along, whose name means “veil, covering”. In time, Lot would be the cause of many problems for Avram.
 
In Isaiah 29:22, it is written,
 
“Therefore this is what HaShem, who redeemed Avraham, says to the house of Ya’akov: ‘No longer will Ya’akov be ashamed; no longer will their faces grow pale.’”(NIV revised)
 
Here it says that HaShem redeemed Avraham. The Hebrew word that is translated as “redeemed” is “padah”,[1] which means “pay a ransom, release, reclaim, rescue”.
 
“a nation” – The Hebrew word is “goy”, which originally meant nation. Later it also came to mean “gentile nation”, i.e. any nation at all other than Israel. Even later on, this word would also describe a person from these gentile nations, “a gentile”.
 
“you will be a blessing” – Avraham was chosen with the purpose of becoming a channel of blessing for all people on earth. The Eternal has the same intention for all of Avraham’s descendants. The choosing was not intended to exclude others from the riches that the Eternal gives to Avraham and his descendants, but rather to enable them to partake of them.
 
“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse” – We see here how Avram is the focal point of all other nations. Their prosperity or fall ultimately depends on how they treat the descendants of Avraham, the Jews.
 
In spite of the fact that Yishma’el was a physical descendant of Avraham, this promise was not given to his descendants, the Arabs, as it is written in Genesis 21:10,
 
“Wherefore she said unto Avraham: ‘Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.’”(JPS revised)
 
It is also written in Numbers 24:5, 9b,
 
“How beautiful are your tents, O Ya’acov, your dwelling places, O Israel!… May those who bless you be blessed and those who curse you be cursed!”(NIV revised)
 
Here we find the same type of blessing and curse that was spoken over Avraham. It applies, then to the people of Israel, not the people of Yishma’el.
 
There is, however, a special blessing for the children of Yishma’el, which we see in 17:20,
 
“And as for Yishma’el, I have heard thee; behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.”(JPS revised)
 
“Whoever curses you” – The promise of the blessing to those that bless Israel is in plural form, but the promise of the curse is in singular form. This means that the curse falls on every single person that speaks ill of Israel and the Jewish people. History teaches us that the nations that have treated the Jewish people well are successful, and those nations that have mistreated the Jews have had to suffer serious, negative consequences for their actions.
 
“All peoples on earth will be blessed through you” – An alternative translation would be “All peoples on earth will be grafted into you”. We can see the fulfillment of this prophecy in Romans 11:17-18 where it is written,
 
“But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them and became a fellow partaker with them in the rich root of the olive tree, do not exalt yourself over the branches; but if you exalt yourself, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.”(MRC)
 
When a gentile turns from his sin and abandons himself to the Elohim of Israel, he is cut off from his original tree, his gentile people, and grafted into the true olive tree, which is Israel, and whose root is the Messiah according to Isaiah 11:10; 53:2; Romans 15:12; Revelation 5:5.
 
“families” – The Hebrew word that is translated family is “mishpachah”. It does not mean immediate family, but rather, large family or relatives. The Hebrew word for immediate family is “beit”, which is normally translated as house, compare with 12:1 where “house” is not referring to a building but rather his father’s immediate family.
 
In Psalm 22:27, there is a prophecy that speaks about the fulfillment of this promise,
 
“All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to HaShem, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him.”(NIV revised)
 
12:4a “So Avram went, as HaShem had spoken unto him”(NIV revised) – Leaving Charan was the third great test for our forefather.
 
Faith is based on the words of the Eternal. Avram believed the promise and went in obedience, as it is written in Hebrews 11:8,
 
“By faith Avraham, being called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive as an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was to go.”(MRC)
 
12:5  “And Avram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Charan; and they went forth to go into the land of Kana’an; and into the land of Kana’an they came”(JPS revised) – The phrase, “the souls that they had gotten” speaks about them having won people to their faith. According to Midrash literature, Avram called people together in public meetings in Charan to proclaim the truth about one Creator and to encourage the people to serve Him. After these public meetings he was willing to debate his claims with anyone that questioned them. In this way he won thousands of followers who confessed the existence of HaShem.[2]
 
12:6-7 “Avram traveled through the land as far as the plain of Moreh at Shekhem. At that time the Kana’anites were in the land. The Eternal appeared to Avram and said, ‘To your offspring I will give this land.’ So he built an altar there to HaShem, who had appeared to him.”(NIV revised) – Shekhem means “shoulder”, neck, in connection with lifting up a burden.[3] Moreh means “teacher”.[4] The first deep spiritual experience that Avram had after having left Mesopotamia in obedience was when the Eternal appeared to him at Shekhem and Moreh. This experience had such a strong impression on him that he decided to build an altar there. That altar represents the first experience on the path of faith that everyone must have in order to one day be counted as a child of Elohim. It’s about dedicating one’s self. An altar is a place of sacrifice. An animal is offered as a representative of the person. The “ascension offering” (the burnt offering) symbolizes complete abandonment. An altar is a place where the will of man submits to the will of the Eternal. “Let not my will be done, but thine!” “Let it not be the way I want it, but the way you want it!”
 
·       Shekhem became a place where Avraham and his descendants made important decisions, compare with Genesis 33:18-20, (compare 28:20-21); 37:12-17; Joshua 24;1, 14-27; Judges 21:19; 1 Kings 12:1; 12:25.
·       Shekhem was chosen as a city of refuge[5], compare with Joshua 20:7.
·       Shekhem is the place for Joseph’s grave and there he waits for the resurrection of the dead. His grave is still there today, compare with Joshua 24:32.
 
Shekhem represents the place in Avraham’s life where he converted, the place where he died to himself and confessed HaShem as his only true Elohim. It was in that place where HaShem for the first time promised that Avram’s descendants would receive the land. And in the same way that Avraham had that experience, so must everyone who, on the Day of Judgment will be counted as his true children, have had that same experience. All his children must go through Shekhem, where they confess the Only Elohim and die to their own lives on the first altar.
 
The word Shekhem means, as mentioned, “neck”, “shoulder” and “back” and it comes from a root that has to do with bending down to pick up a burden on the back. This reminds us of the occasion when the Messiah bent down to lift up, on his shoulders, the wooden beam that he would be sacrificed on to give eternal deliverance to all Avraham’s children. The experience of Yeshua’s death and resurrection is HaShem’s foundation for being able to give the land to Avraham’s children.
 
“The plain of Moreh” – Near Shekhem is the plain of Moreh. Moreh means “teacher” and comes from a root that means “to flow”, “to lay”, “to put”, “to shoot”, “to aim”, “to mark”, “to point out”, “to instruct”.[6] It is the same root that is found in the word Torah. At this point, when Avram had his first deep conversion experience in Shekhem, he also had an experience of what it means to have a Moreh, a teacher that instructs Torah. Torah is something that reveals the difference between the sacred and the common, between truth and lie, between light and darkness, between life and death etc. HaShem taught our father Avraham his commandments, as it is written in Genesis 26:5,
 
“because that Avraham hearkened to My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”(JPS revised)
 
Once the children of Israel had entered the Promised Land, they had to distinguish the difference between blessing and cursing in that very valley of Moreh. On the north side they had the mountain Eival, which represents the curse that comes as a result of disobedience to the commandments. And to the south they had the mountain Gerizim, which represents the blessings that come as a result of obedience to the commandments, compare with Deuteronomy 11:26-32; 27:12; Joshua 8:33.
 
Moreh is a place where one confesses the Torah of the Eternal as a pattern for life. Moreh also represents the Messiah Yeshua as the great Rabbi, our great Teacher, who teaches us to live according to the Torah that was given on Sinai. He said in Matthew 5:17-20,
 
“Do not think that I came to abolish the Torah or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. Truly I say to you, until Heaven and Earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Torah, until all is accomplished. Whoever then shall break one of these commandments, the least, and shall teach others to do so, he shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.”(MRC)
 
If we combine the two places, Shekhem and Moreh, we see a connection between accepting the death of the Messiah and accepting him as our Torah Teacher.
 
Shekhem and Moreh also represent the two steps required in order to be saved, according to Romans 10:9-10,
 
“that if you confess with your mouth Yeshua as Adon, and believe in your heart that Elohim raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness; and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”(MRC revised)
 
Adon means “lord”, “teacher”, “master”, and “chief”.
 
12:8 “From there he went on toward the hills east of Beit-El and pitched his tent, with Beit-El on the west and ‘Ai on the east. There he built an altar to HaShem and called on the name of HaShem.”(JPS revised) – Beit-El means “house of Elohim, house of the Mighty One”. The word house can mean two things:
 
1.     immediate family
2.     dwelling place
 
In this case Betel symbolizes both Elohim’s family and Elohim’s temple.
 
We cannot stop merely at the experience of Shekhem and Moreh, which for the gentile represents conversion and for the Jew represents dedication to the Elohim of Israel through Yeshua HaMashiach and the confessing of the Torah that was given through Moshe and was explained for us by Messiah. There is more!
 
In Judaism we speak of the following two yokes: the yoke of the Kingdom and the yoke of the Torah. The yoke of the Kingdom is symbolized by Shekhem and the yoke of the Torah is symbolized by Moreh. These two yokes are also represented in the first texts of the Shema confessions. In the first Shema text, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, it is written,
 
“HEAR, O ISRAEL: HASHEM OUR ELOHIM, HASHEM IS ONE. And thou shalt love HaShem thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the door-posts of thy house, and upon thy gates.”(JPS revised)
 
This text represents the yoke of the Kingdom, which means personally confessing that the Eternal is your only Elohim. That is why this passage is written in the singular form: “thou, thy” and so on. Love for the Eternal is expressed by obedience to his commandments. Shekhem then brings us to Moreh, which represents the Torah.
 
The second yoke, the yoke of the Torah, is found in Deuteronomy 11:13-21, where it is written,
 
“And it shall come to pass, if ye (plural) shall hearken diligently unto My commandments which I command you (plural) this day, to love HaShem your (plural) Elohim, and to serve Him with all your (plural) heart and with all your (plural) soul, that I will give the rain of your (plural) land in its season, the former rain and the latter rain, that thou (singular) mayest gather in thy (singular) corn, and thy (singular) wine, and thine (singular) oil. And I will give grass in thy fields for thy (singular) cattle, and thou (singular) shalt eat and be satisfied. Take heed to yourselves (plural), lest your (plural) heart be deceived, and ye (plural) turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; and the anger of HaShem be kindled against you (plural), and He shut up the heaven, so that there shall be no rain, and the ground shall not yield her fruit; and ye (plural) perish quickly from off the good land which HaShem giveth you (plural). Therefore shall ye (plural) lay up these My words in your (plural) heart and in your (plural) soul; and ye (plural) shall bind them for a sign upon your (plural) hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your (plural) eyes. And ye (plural) shall teach them your (plural) children, talking of them, when thou (singular) sittest in thy house, and when thou (singular) walkest by the way, and when thou (singular) liest down, and when thou (singular) risest up. And thou (singular) shalt write them upon the door-posts of thy (singular) house, and upon thy (singular) gates; that your (plural) days may be multiplied, and the days of your (plural) children, upon the land which HaShem swore unto your (plural) fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth.”(JPS revised)
 
In this text, which speaks of the yoke of the Torah, we see how the pronouns vary from plural to singular, back and forth. The text for the first yoke, the yoke of the Kingdom, is written only in a personal way. But in this text we see how the pronouns have the plural form in the first verses, and then they later take on the singular form in verse 14, and then go back to the plural form in verses 16-19a, they take the singular form in verses 19b-20, and in the end, they go back to the plural form in verse 21.
 
This means that the yoke of the Torah teaches us to live our personal lives in obedience, in relation to the people of Israel among whom we find ourselves. It is, therefore, not enough to live alone before the Eternal. Everyone needs to be a part of a whole and that is exactly what the Torah works into our lives. You cannot love the Eternal and hate your brother. It is impossible, because love for the Eternal forces you to love your neighbor, first and foremost your closest ones and then also those that are beyond the familiar sphere.
 
In Ephesians 4:1-6, it is written,
 
“I, therefore, a prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling with which you have been called, with lowliness and gentleness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, making every effort to watch over the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one immersion, one Elohim and Father of all Who is over all and through all in all”(MRC revised)
 
In Philippians 2:1-4, it is written,
 
“If therefore there is any comfort in Messiah, if there is any consolation in love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any inward parts and compassion, fulfill my joy by being of the same understanding, having the same love, of one soul, understanding the one thing. Do nothing from selfishness or vain glory, but in humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not look out for your own interests, but also for those of others.”(MRC)
 
In Colossians 1:3-4; 3:12-15, it is written,
 
“We give thanks to Elohim, the Father of our Adon Yeshua the Messiah, always praying for you, having heard of your faith in Messiah Yeshua and the love which you have for all the consecrated… Put on then, as elect ones of Elohim, consecrated and beloved, clothe your inward parts with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another. Whoever has a grievance against anyone, just as Adonai forgave you, so also should you. And above all these things, put on love, which the bond of unity that has been brought to the goal. And let the peace of Messiah rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.”(MRC revised)
 
In 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10, it is written,
 
“But concerning the love of the brethren, you have no need of my writing to you, for you yourselves are taught by Elohim to love one another; and indeed you do love all the brethren who are in all Makedonia. But we exhort you, brethren, to abound still more.”(MRC revised)
 
In 1 Peter 4:8, it is written,
 
“Above all, hold earnestly in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.”(MRC)
 
In John 15:12-13, it is written,
 
“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: that one lay down his life for his friends.”(MRC)
 
In 1 John 3:10-18, 22-23, it is written,
 
“By this the children of Elohim and the children of satan are made manifest: anyone who does not practice righteousness (follows the Torah) is not of Elohim, nor he who does not love his brother. For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another; not as Kayin, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his works were evil, and his brother’s were righteous. Do not wonder, brethren, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates is brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has the world’s goods, and looks at his brother in need and shuts his heart against him, how does the love of Elohim abide in him? Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in work and truth… and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments, and do what is pleasing in His sight. And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Yeshua the Messiah, and love one another, just as He has commanded us.”(MRC revised)
 
In 1 John 4:7-12, 19-21; 5:1-2, it is written,
 
“Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of Elohim, and everyone who loves is born of Elohim and knows Elohim. The one who does not love does not know Elohim; for Elohim is love. By this the love of Elohim was made clear in us, that Elohim has sent His only begotten Son into the world, so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved Elohim, but that He loved us, and sent His son as the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if Elohim so loved us, we also are obligated to love one another. No one has looked upon Elohim at any time; if we love one another, Elohim abides in us, and His love is brought to the goal in us…  We love, because He first loved us. If anyone says, ‘I love Elohim,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen does not have the power to love Elohim Whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that he who loves Elohim should love his brother also… Everyone who believes that Yeshua is the Messiah is born of Elohim; and everyone who loves Him Who begat loves those born from Him. By this we know that we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim and observe His commandments.”(MRC revised)
 
All these texts show us the importance of having a right relationship with the people of Elohim, who are His family and His temple, His dwelling place.
 
It is wonderful to have a salvation experience where one confesses the yoke of the Kingdom and the yoke of the Torah. That experience changes our personal lives. But there is more. The more we grow in the knowledge of the Eternal through His Torah as it was revealed through Moshe and our Rebbe Yeshua, the more we will enter into a new dimension in our spiritual life. That dimension consists of thinking as a group, collectively, and we move from Shekhem and Moreh to Beit-El, Elohim’s family.
 
On the one hand it is true that we have a personal responsibility for our own lives before the Eternal. Each one of us will be judged by his own thoughts, words, and deeds. But we were not created to be islands spread out in a lake, but rather members of one body, one whole, one big family, the great family of the children of Avraham, the people of Israel!
 
12:8 “…east of Beit-El and pitched his tent, with Beit-El on the west and ‘Ai on the east.”(NIV revised) – ‘Ai means a pile of ruins. Beit-El means Elohim’s house. A pile of ruins is not a house! Avram camped between Beit-El and ‘Ai. Each morning when he came out of his tent, he was forced to choose between Beit-El and ‘Ai, between the pile of stones and Elohim’s house. In the same way we must chose between being stones, alone, even though they are in one pile, and a house where there is order. In order to be pieces of a house the stones have to go through a process of correction, to become “living stones”, which means that they are hewn, adjusted, and inserted into certain places in the building. You can then no longer do what seems right to you, or whatever you feel like. There are builders who have been appointed to build the house of the Eternal in different places. They work hard so that every stone is adjusted and placed in the right place.
 
The time for being a spiritual lone rider is now over! It is time to be part of a house, a body, and to once and for all be united with our brothers and sisters!
 
In 1 Peter 2:1-10, it is written,
 
“Therefore put away all wickedness and deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all-slander, like newborn babes, long for the genuine milk of the word, that by it you may grow up to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. Draw near to Him, to that Living Stone, rejected by men, but in Elohim’s sight chosen and precious; you also, as living stones, be yourselves built up as a spiritual house for a consecrated priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Elohim through Yeshua the Messiah. For this is contained in Scripture: ‘Behold I lay in Tziyon a choice stone, a precious corner stone, and he who believes in him will not be put to shame.’ To you, therefore, who believe, is the preciousness. But for those who do not believe, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, this has become the very corner stone,’ and ‘a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense’; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to which also they were appointed. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people for Elohim’s own possession, that you may proclaim out the excellencies of Him Who has called you out of darkness and into His marvelous light; for once you were not a people, but now you are the people of Elohim; you had not found mercy, but now you have found mercy.”(MRC revised)
 
“east of Beit-El” – The entrance of the tabernacle and the temple are always facing the east. Avram placed himself on the side of Beit-El which symbolizes the entrance to the very presence of the Eternal.
 
“pitched his tent” – The Torah does not say that Avram pitched his tent when he was in Shekhem. But, here in Beit-El it says that he did. This is a place where you should pitch your tent, a place where you must confirm your presence. Become a member of a community of people who believe as you do, and be faithful to that fellowship!
 
“there he built an altar for HaShem” – This altar represents complete dedication to the Eternal within a community setting, within a congregation of believers in the house of the Eternal.
 
This also reminds us of the death of the Messiah, which most certainly took place in front of the entrance into the temple of the Eternal, in one of the trees on the Mount of Olives, east of Yerushalayim.
 
“called on the Name of YHWH – To call on The Name means not only to utter it with your lips, but also to let the whole world know that he is the Only. After having been in Mesopotamia and then in Egypt, Avraham took the responsibility to let the Name of the Eternal be known to the whole world so that the whole world would know that He is the only true Elohim.
 
In John 17:3, it is written,
 
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true Elohim, and Yeshua the Messiah Whom You have sent.”(MRC revised)
 
Avram did not make the Name of YHWH known in Shekhem and Moreh. But here, between Beit-El and ‘Ai, he did. This teaches us that what makes the greatest impression on the world is not our personal experience of having taken up the yoke of the Kingdom and the yoke of the Torah, our personal experience of Yeshua as Savior and Adon, but rather, our life in the fellowship of love in the congregation of believers, as it is written in John 13:34-35,
 
“A new command I give you (Moreh): Love one another (Beit-El). As I have loved you (Shekhem), so you must love one another (Beit-El). By this all men will know (the Name will be known) that you are my disciples, if you love one another (if you live in Beit-El).”(NIV)
 
If hearing of the personal experiences of salvation that we’ve had would be the best way to get the world saved, it would have been saved a long time ago since it has seen so many people be changed by the power of the resurrection of the Messiah. The only thing that will get the world saved is if it can see congregations of believers with a devoted love for one another through the Spirit of the Messiah that they have partaken of! Don’t live as a lone rock any longer. Don’t be a part of a pile of stones any longer. Let yourself be built up as a part of a spiritual house.
 
There is a very interesting natural phenomenon at the place where Avram called on the Name of the Eternal for the first time in the Promised Land. The Hebrew name YHWH is written in the mountain ridges, with the modern day Hebrew letters on the same place that our father pitched his tent. You can see it on the satellite picture:
 

 
Each letter is about a kilometer long. What an impression that was made by Avraham’s presence in the land! Even the rocks call out in1 the same place that he called on the Name!
 
12:10 “And there was a famine in the land; and Avram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was sore in the land.”(JPS revised) – This was the fourth test for our forefather. It was necessary for him to journey down to Egypt in order to possess the land, compare with Joshua 1:3. All the territory that his feet walked on is given over to his descendants, as it is written in 15:18b,
 
“from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates”(JPS)
 
 
The Second Aliyah, 12:14 – 13:4
 
12:14 “When Avram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that she was a very beautiful woman.”(NIV revised) – Sarai was a very beautiful woman in spite of the fact that she was over 65 years old. This was Avraham’s fifth great test in life.
 
13:3-4 “And he went on his journeys from the South even to Beit-El, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Betel and ‘Ai; unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first; and Avram called there on the name of HaShem.”(JPS revised) – After having been in Egypt, Avram comes back to the same place where he had first called on the Name, at the entrance to the house of Elohim. Egypt symbolizes the dark system of this world. This teaches us that if someone goes wrong and lands outside of the place of his calling where he received the promise, he must leave the world and come back to the Eternal’s Family and House. Dear Friend, if you have gone out into the world, come back into fellowship!
 
When Avram left the gods of his forefathers behind in Mesopotamia, he proclaimed the Name of the Eternal in Beit-El. And now, when he comes back from Egypt, he proclaims the Name of the Eternal once again and in the same place. Thus Betel was transformed into a place for monotheism to be declared against the false gods of Babylon and Egypt.
 
 
The Third Aliyah, 12:5-18
 
13:5 “And Lot also, who went with Avram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.”(JPS revised) – Lot did not walk with Elohim. His riches were dependent on a relationship with man. Therefore, in the end, he lost everything.
 
13:11 “So Lot chose him all the plain of the Yarden; and Lot journeyed east; and they separated themselves the one from the other.”(JPS revised) – Lot thought only of himself. Now he leaves not only Avraham, but also everything that Avraham represented, something that in the end would lead him to complete ruin.
 
13:14-15 “And HaShem said unto Avram, after that Lot was separated from him: ‘Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.”(JPS revised) – When he finally obeyed and separated himself from his family, there came a great revelation.
 
13:16 “And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth; so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.”(JPS) – The first type of descendants mentioned is the dust of the earth. That represents Avraham’s natural children who will inhabit the Promised Land.
 
13:17 “Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for unto thee will I give it.”(JPS) – A heavenly vision that is expressed by a physical action will finally be fulfilled in the physical world. Faith comes by hearing, but it is activated by action.
 
13:18 “And Avram moved his tent, and came and dwelt by the terebinths of Mamre, which are in Chevron, and built there an altar unto HaShem.”(JPS revised) – According to Rashi, Mamre is the name of a person, compare with 14:24. The name Mamre means “strength”, “firmness”, and “fatness”. Chevron means “unity”, “unification”. Chevron is the place where, according to tradition, Adam and Chava were buried. Here Avraham built his third altar. This altar represents the resurrection power of being united with the Eternal. Here the patriarchs were later buried. And from this place the Eternal will one day resurrect their dead bodies, so that they can be united with the Messiah in the air when he comes back and later moves to Yerushalayim.
 
 
The Fourth Aliyah, 14:1-20
 
14:1a “At this time Amrafel king of Shin’ar,”(NIV revised) – According to Rashi, Amrafel is the same person as Nimrod.
 
14:18 “And Malki-Tzedek king of Shalem brought forth bread and wine; and he was priest of Elohim the Most High”(JPS revised) – According to tradition, Malki-Tzedek was Shem,[7] Noach’s son. Malki-Tzedek is a title, not a personal name. It represents the dual ministry of king and priest, which is founded on indestructible life, compare with Hebrews chapters 5 and 7. Shalem is the only mention of Yerushalayim that is found in the Chumash (the five books of Moshe). In Psalm 76:3 we see that Shalem is the same as Tziyon, as it is written,
 
“His tent is in Shalem, his dwelling place in Tziyon.”(NIV revised)
 
In Joshua 10:1 we see that in the city of Yerushalayim there was a king with the title Adoni-Tzedek. (Malki means “my king” and Adoni means “my lord”. Tzedek means righteousness.) At the time of the conquest of Kana’an, about 600 years after Avraham, the king in that city had a similar title.
 
14:19 “And he blessed him, and said: ‘Blessed be Avram of Elohim Most High, Maker of heaven and earth.’”(JPS revised) – The one with a higher spiritual rank blesses the one with a lower rank. Malki-Tzedek had a higher ministry than Avraham, compare with Hebrews 7:7. Talmud teaches that since Shem blessed Avram before he blessed the Creator, the Eternal did not bring forth the Levite priesthood from him, but from Avraham.[8]
 
14:20 “’and blessed be Elohim the Most High, who hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand.’ And he gave him a tenth of all.”(JPS revised) – Avram is the first person that the Torah mentions who tithed. We can, however, find the principle of tithing already from the time of the creation of man. The principle of tithing means that one works part of one’s time without having the right to eat from it. This principle is found in the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam was placed to cultivate even this tree, but he was not allowed to eat from it. So tithing is for all of Adam’s children. Avram did not only give a tithe of the spoils of war, but “of all” that the Eternal had given him. According to the Book of Jasher, Avraham had studied with Shem and Ever for many years. Therefore he now gave to his Torah teacher a tenth of all that he had acquired so far.
 
 
The Fifth Aliyah, 14:21 – 15:6
 
15:4 “Then the word of HaShem came to him: ‘This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir.’”(NIV revised) – Here a descendant is mentioned in singular form, which first of all refers to Yitzchak, but in its prophetic implications also refers to the Messiah, as it is written in Galatians 3:16,
 
“The promises were spoken to Avraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say ‘and to seeds,’ meaning many people, but ‘and to your seed,’ meaning one person, who is Messiah.”(NIV revised)
 
15:5 “He took him outside and said, ‘Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’”(NIV) – Here the heavenly offspring is mentioned. We see, then, that there are three types of descendants of Avraham, the earthly, the only, and the heavenly. The earthly offspring are the physical descendants of Avraham. The only offspring are Yitzchak and Mashiach. The heavenly offspring are the spiritual children of Avraham, those that have the same faith as Avraham, the faith that is mentioned in the next verse:
 
15:6 “Avram believed HaShem, and He credited it to him as righteousness.”(NIV revised) – The Hebrew word that is translated as believed is “heemin” which means “believed”, “trusted in”, “hoped in”. This is the first time this word is used in the Torah. It comes from the root “aman”,[9] which means “to support” or “uphold”. In its nifal-form it means “to be firm”, “persevering”, “faithful”, “trustworthy”, “truthful”, and “true”. Avram placed his trust in HaShem and therefore he trusted in His word. It is impossible to believe in the Eternal without trusting the revealed and inspired Scriptures. The revealed Word is the foundation for the faith. When the Eternal reveals his Word to us, we can choose either to trust Him or not to trust Him. Faith comes through hearing, Romans 10:17, which means that if we take what has been revealed to us seriously, then we will simultaneously receive the ability to trust the Eternal. Our job is to take in the word. It’s the word’s job to create faith in us.
 
“He credited it to him as righteousness” – The Hebrew word that is translated as righteousness is “tzedakah”[10]. It means “solidarity”, “righteousness”, “right”, “straightness”, “saving power”, and “generosity”.[11] This is the first time it is used in the Torah. It is also translated as “justification”.
 
The word “tzedakah” has three different meanings in the Scriptures:
 
1.     Justification in the sense of being declared innocent, compare with Genesis 15:6.
2.     Recognition that someone is right, or has acted rightly, compare with Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:29.
3.     Good deeds, especially giving to the needy, compare with Deuteronomy 24:13; Matthew 6:1.
 
If we don’t learn to differentiate between these different meanings of the same word, we will never understand what seems to be a contradiction between Romans 2:13b and 3:20a.
 
In Romans 2:13b, it says, “it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.”(NIV)
 
In Romans 3:20a, it says, “Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by works of the law.”(NIV revised)
 
In the first text the expression “declared righteous” means that Elohim is giving a recognition that they have acted rightly. In the second text “declared righteous” means that one is declared innocent. The expression “works of the law” does not mean the same thing as “those who obey the law”. “Works of the law” has to do with legalism as a way of attaining salvation through ones own merits. To be one who “obeys the law” means to obey out of love for the Eternal.
 
 
The Sixth Aliyah, 15:7 – 17:6
 
15:7-8 “He also said to him, ‘I am HaShem, who brought you out of Ur of the Kasdim to give you this land to take possession of it.’ But Avram said, ‘O Adonai, HaShem, how can I know that I will gain possession of it?’”(NIV revised) – The promise of the land is confirmed here with a covenant so that all doubt would leave Avraham’s soul.
 
15:9 “And He said unto him: ‘Take Me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young dove.’”(JPS revised) – The rabbis understand this text in two ways. Rambam says that it is a question of three different animals which are all three years old. Rashi says that it is a question of three of each type of animal. A Midrash[12] says,
 
“The reason that Avram sought a sign was that he was afraid that his descendants would sin so that HaShem would not allow them to continue to live in the Consecrated Land. HaShem assured Avram – ‘Even if they sin, I have prepared a way for them to be forgiven, through corbanot (sacrifices)’. Then he showed Avraham how the future corbanot would be, by putting in order three heifers, three goats, three rams, one turtle dove and one young dove which would represent the different sacrifices.”
 
Rashi says,
 
“Three heifers speak of three young bulls: the young bull that would be sacrificed on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), the young bull from the congregation on account of some unknown sin (Lev. 4:13f) that the Sanhedrin had committed, and the heifer whose neck is crushed (Deut. 21:1ff). Three goats speak of the goat that is used for ministry in the inner place (Lev. 16:9-15), the goats that are used as extra sacrifices (musaf) at the feasts (Num. 28:22), and the goat that was given as a sin offering (chatat) for the individual (Lev. 4:32). Three rams speak of the guilt offering for conscious sin (asham vaday) (Lev. 5:15, 25; 14:12; 19:21 and Num. 6:12), the sacrifice for questionable sin (asham talui) (Lev. 5:17-19), and of the lamb that is sacrificed for individual sin (chatat) (Lev. 4:27-35).”
 
The young dove (Heb. “gozal”) is the young of the turtle dove (Heb. “tor”).
 
To place animals that have been cut in half opposite each other was the ancient way of entering a covenant. The persons who entered into covenant with each other, walked together between the pieces of the animals in a figure eight formation, which symbolizes eternity. In this way the covenant was confirmed for eternity, compare with Jeremiah 34:19.
 
This covenant confirmed the duration of the promise that Avram’s descendants would inherit the land.
 
15:12 “And it came to pass, that, when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Avram; and, lo, a dread, even a great darkness, fell upon him.”(JPS revised) – This was our forefather Avram’s seventh great test. Through this prophetic experience he saw the whole horrible future that his descendants would experience.
 
15:13 “And He said unto Avram: ‘Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.’”(JPS revised) – Here Avram had a revelation of the difficult time that his children would have in Egypt.
 
15:14 “and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge; and afterward shall they come out with great substance.”(JPS) – The word “also” that is found in the Hebrew text means that it was not only Egypt that would be judged for mistreating Avraham’s descendants but other kingdoms as well. The other kingdoms are the four that are mentioned in the book of Daniel the prophet.
 
15:17 “And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and there was thick darkness, behold a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch that passed between these pieces.”(JPS) – It is interesting to see that Avram was not able to walk with HaShem between the pieces of flesh and therefore there were two different fires visible between the pieces, one smoking oven and one flaming torch. They were two separate things. It is evident that someone took Avram’s place as his representative in this covenant. Who could it have been?
 
15:18 “In that day HaShem made a covenant with Avram, saying: ‘Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates’”(JPS revised) – The three different types of descendants of Avram, the earthly, the only, and the heavenly, will inherit the physical land in between these two rivers. The new Yerushalayim that will come down out of heaven will take up this whole area. There is no passage in Scripture that says that man will ever leave earth and go off to heaven. That idea comes from Greek philosophy, not from biblical Judaism.
 
 
15:19-21 “the Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Rephaim, and the Amorite, and the Kana’anite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite”(JPS) – These ten nations represent all the nations of the earth. In Scripture, the number ten represents wholeness. The whole world will be inherited by Avraham and his descendants, as it is written in Romans 4:13,
 
“It was not through law that Avraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.”(NIV revised)
 
This promise had a partial fulfillment when the children of Israel came back from Egypt. Seven of these nations were turned over to the descendants of Avraham, but they did not receive permission to take over the remaining three. The Kenites, Kenizzites, and Kadmonites’ land had earlier been taken over by the children of Edom, Moav, and Ammon. The children of Israel did not receive permission by the Eternal to take over any of these three nations when they came out of Egypt. Although, in the future they will be added to Israel’s territory, according to Isaiah 11:14 where it is written,
 
“And they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines on the west; together shall they spoil the children of the east; they shall put forth their hand upon Edom and Moav; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.”(JPS)
 
The territories that are spoken of here are equivalent to what is today called the Gaza strip, the West bank, and Jordan.
 
16:1, 3 “a handmaid, an Egyptian…Hagar the Egyptian”(JPS) – Since the word Egyptian is repeated twice, this text gives us a hint that this was not just any Egyptian. The rabbis have interpreted this as speaking of Pharaoh’s daughter.
 
16:11 “And the angel of HaShem said unto her: ‘Behold, you will be with child (according to the Hebrew), and shalt bear a son; and thou shalt call his name Yishma’el, because HaShem hath heard thy affliction”(JPS revised) – The Hebrew text does not say that Hagar had become pregnant, but that she would become pregnant in the future. According to Rashi, this shows us that Hagar had lost her first child through miscarriage. Here she is given the promise of a new pregnancy.
 
17:1 “And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, HaShem appeared to Avram, and said unto him: ‘I am Elohim the All Sufficient; walk before Me, and be thou wholehearted.”(JPS revised) – Thirteen years later HaShem revealed himself to Avram as “El Shaddai”. According to Rashi the word shaddai is a conjunction of “she” (the letter shin) which means “that (is)” and “dai”, which means “enough”. Shaddai therefore means “that is enough”, i.e. the All Sufficient.
 
Beer BaSadé writes,
 
”With this name, Elohim wanted to tell him that he should not fear. Since He is enough and doesn’t require anyone’s help, Avraham’s relationship to him would be enough to live by without the help of others.”
 
“walk before Me, and be thou wholehearted.” – Targum translates this “to serve me.” The result of walking before the Almighty is that one becomes complete. The Hebrew word for complete, “tamim”,[13] does not mean that one cannot fall into sin but that one has become mature and “whole”, especially when it comes to being faithful during testing.
 
17:2 “And I will make My covenant between Me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly”(JPS) – This covenant of circumcision is more focused on the people. The covenant by the pieces of flesh in chapter 15 is more focused on the land.
 
17:5 “Neither shall thy name any more be called Avram, but thy name shall be Avraham; for the father of a multitude of nations have I made thee.”(JPS revised) – The name Avram means, according to Rashi, Aram’s father. Avraham means “father of multitudes”. In a covenant of old, the parties had their names exchanged and took on a part of each other’s names. In this case Avram got one letter added to his name, the letter “he”, which is found twice in the Name that is above every other “YHWH”. Simultaneously the Eternal adds Avraham’s name to His name. From now on he is called “the Elohim of Avraham”, compare with Exodus 3:15.
 
17:6 “And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.”(JPS) – This cannot refer to the children of Yishma’el, since he had already been born, he had already come out of Avraham. It refers to Yitzchak and Esav, the two nations Israel and Edom.
 
 
The Seventh Aliyah, 17:7-27
 
17:7 “I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your Elohim and the Elohim of your descendants after you.”(NIV revised) – This covenant means that the Eternal will be Avraham’s and his descendants’ Elohim for eternity. This teaches us that there has always been and will always continue to be some part of Avraham’s physical descendants who never cease to have a covenant relationship with the Eternal.
 
17:8 “The whole land of Kana’an, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their Elohim.”(NIV revised) – We see here that this covenant has three main pillars:
 
1.     The People
2.     The Land
3.     Elohim
 
17:9 “Then Elohim said to Avraham, ‘As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come.’”(NIV revised) – This is the eighth test that our forefather Avraham had to go through: the physical circumcision. He had to convince all his men of the importance of this act and at the same time go through this surgery with the risk of being attacked by his enemies.
 
17:11 “You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin. It will be a token of a covenant between me and you.”(HNV) – The sign of this covenant is the physical circumcision in the body. Only the men can bear this sign. Therefore it is primarily the men who inherit the physical land of Israel. Only when there is no man available can a woman inherit land, compare with Numbers 27.
 
The circumcision is the sign of several things:
 
1.     The covenant between Elohim and Avraham and his descendants forever.
2.     The justification by faith that Avraham had as uncircumcised, compare with Romans 4:11.
3.     The Heir, the Messiah, that would be born

Who is this guy?

October 29, 2009

 Who is barack obama?????
This takes a few minutes to read, but you will be astounded when you see all of these facts in one document..
Please take time to read it and then pass it on..
A brilliant summation regarding the great mystery of WHO IS BARACK OBAMA?
 By Joe Crews and Harvey Wysong Wednesday, July 8, 2009
“It is a great pity when the one who should be the head figure is a mere figure head.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon

Barack Obama is less of a person than an image — a brand. People see whatever they want as they do on a Rorschach test.
But does anyone really know him?

In fact, he is:
An empty suit.
A man with no birth certificate.
A man who was deserted in childhood by his biological father.
A man whose birth records, both in the United States and Kenya , are sealed by government order.
A man whose childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, spied on U.S. military installations in Hawaii for the Soviet Union, edited a communist newspaper, authored pornographic novels, and wrote poetry in praise of Joseph Stalin.
A man mentored by and still supported by radical Muslims.
A man who promised transparency in government, but has spent over a million dollars in legal fees hiding information that would determine his eligibility to be President.
A former drug user.
A man whose academic records are sealed from kindergarten through law school.
A man who arrived in New York in June of 1981 without enough money to get a hotel room, but one month later flew to Indonesia and Pakistan .
Why did he go?
Who paid his expenses?
A man who traveled to Pakistan when it was illegal for U.S. citizens to do so. So what country’s passport did he use?
A man whose Law School Admission Test scores and grades at Columbia University are known to have been mediocre, but was admitted to Harvard Law School through the intervention of a Saudi named Khalid al-Mansour.
A law review editor who never published an article in any law review.
A lawyer with no significant accomplishments in the law and no reputation in the legal community.
A former State and U.S. Senator, who never authored a piece of legislation.
A disciple of the Marxist Saul Alinsky.
A product of the Chicago political machine—the most corrupt political organization in America .
A man who selects Marxists, corrupt politicians, and criminals as his close political associates and personal friends.
A man whose presidential candidacy was endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, the Socialist International, and the Workers International League.
A man lauded for the literary brilliance of two memoirs, both of which were ghostwritten by others.
A so-called Christian who says that knowing when human life begins is “above his pay-grade,” but somehow knows that abortion is permissible at any stage.
A man who thinks “waterboarding” is immoral, but that partial-birth abortion is moral.
A man who publicly laments slavery in America—which was abolished 150 years ago—but praises Islam, which still practices both slavery and the sexual mutilation of young girls.
A man who speaks endlessly about helping the less fortunate, but gives almost none of his sizeable income to charity—not even to his half-brother, who is living in squalor in Kenya.
A man who had the most left-wing voting record in the United State Senate, but was predicted by the press to “govern from the middle.”

A man who has never created a job, met a payroll, or even operated a lemonade stand, but wants to tell Detroit how to make cars.
A President who has never before served as an executive in either the private or the public sector.
A Commander-in-Chief who doesn’t know how to shoot a rifle, throw a hand-grenade, drive a tank, fly a plane, or con a ship.
A Commander-in-Chief who has publicly divulged some of our nation’s most important intelligence secrets.

A man who has been put in charge of the largest economic engine that ever existed, but has never invested in the stock market and admits total ignorance of it.
A President who says that science will guide his administration, but has no education in the sciences.
A man who is proficient in reading what is written for him on a teleprompter, but jerks and stammers his way through any off-the-cuff speaking.
A man whose health records are sealed from childhood to the present day.
A man whose educational records are sealed from childhood through law school.
A man who spent 20 years in a church whose pastor espouses Marxist Liberation Theology, anti-Americanism, anti-capitalism, and anti-Semitism, but claims he never heard his pastor utter anti-American, and anti-Semitic statements.
A man who added more to the National Debt in 100 days than all other Presidents did in the past 220 years, yet feels qualified to lecture Americans about “fiscal responsibility”.
A man who publicly expressed disdain for the U.S. Constitution on a Chicago radio station because it limited the government’s ability to “redistribute wealth.”
The first American President to bow before a foreign head of state—a Muslim dictator.
A man who sits and listens submissively while his country is castigated by Daniel Ortega—a Communist thug whose own daughter accused him of raping her.
A narcissist who gave the Queen of England a20present from the United States –an iPod containing recordings of his own speeches.
A so-called Christian who officially declared “Pride Month” for a lifestyle that the Bible calls an abomination.
A man who wanted Americans to ignore his Muslim name during his election campaign, yet boasts of his Muslim name when he travels to Muslim countries.
A man who can name hundreds of America ’s shortcomings, yet none of its great accomplishments.
A President who claims the moral high ground by closing Gitmo yet supports the transfer of terror suspects to countries where horrific torture is certain.

A President who scoffed at being called a socialist yet acted to nationalize the auto industry, the banking industry, and the insurance industry . . . and now seeks to nationalize the healthcare industry.
A President who violates private property rights, the sanctity of contracts, and the rule of law—three essential principles that go back over a thousand years in the Common Law tradition.
A man who promised 95% of all Americans a tax cut, but is increasing taxes on 100% of the population through inflation—the cruelest tax of all.
A lawyer who represented ACORN—an organization now indicted in several states for voter fraud—whose stated goal is to get as many people on welfare as possible in order to destroy our financial system.
A President who cheated GM’s bondholders by giving their property to the UAW in a political payoff.
An American President who frequently criticizes his own country when speaking in foreign countries, but never praises America ’s generosity, goodness or greatness.
A President whose Secretary of the Treasury cheated on his taxes—as did several other appointees and advisors.
A President who, despite the current federal debt of 100 trillion dollars, wants to add the greatest debt ever by nationalizing healthcare.
A President who scoffs at being called a socialist, yet has appointed 28 “Czars” to circumvent constitutional government, including:  A “Science Czar” who has advocated compulsory abortions for American women and the “surrender of sovereignty” to a “comprehensive Planetary Regime.”

A self-professed communist as his “Green Jobs Czar”.
A “Pay Czar” to regulate the pay of corporate executives.
A President who swore an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic,”yet has nominated a domestic enemy of the Constitution to the Supreme Court.
A President whose Homeland Security Chief classified pro-lifers, veterans, and supporters of traditional marriage as terrorists.
A President who stood silent while the Iranian government hacked unarmed protestors to death with axes, because it was an internal matter, but freely offers his opinions about the internal affairs of Israel and Honduras.
A President who decreed that true acts of terrorism must now be described as “man-made disasters.”
A President who cracks hurtful jokes about Special Olympians.
A President who refused to intercept or inspect a North Korean ship virtually certain to be carrying Weapons of Mass Destruction to Burma.
A President who wants to cancel all missile defenses while rogue nations are developing long-range ballistic missiles.
An American President who blames the violence in Mexico on America .
A Commander in Chief who claims to have been unaware that Air Force One was taken on a terrifying, low-level photo-op over Manhattan
A President who berates American CEO’s for flying in private planes at private expense on company business, but whose wife spends hundreds of thousands tax payer dollars flying to Paris for a shopping spree.
A President who promised a transparent administration, but requires all questions be screened before “impromptu” appearances.
A man who freely admitted that his energy policies are designed to bankrupt the American coal industry.

A President who has presided over the loss of 14.7 million jobs and whose “energy policy” will cause the loss of another 1 million jobs.
A President whose “energy policy” will increase the average American’s utility bills by over $2,000 a year in the middle of the Great Recession.
A man about whom liberal journalist Tom Brokaw said, “There’s a lot about him we don’t know,” just one week before the election.
The vast majority of Americans do not know who he is, but someone surely does. Someone paid for his travel expenses to Pakistan and Indonesia . Someone engineered legal challenges to all of his election opponents for the State Senate and had them disqualified. Someone straightened and leveled his path to the U.S. Senate when a Democrat Judge made public the child custody records of his Republican opponent.  When he was a candidate for the U.S. Senate, someone arranged for him to speak at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.  Someone saw to it that all of his records were sealed, both at home and abroad.  Someone assembled the massive organization for his run for the Presidency.  Someone knows all about him.

Who?

Behind closed doors…

October 28, 2009

 

     Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama are scheming in secret on ObamaCare… they’re essentially meeting behind closed doors to re-write it.

     What’s in this re-write? Who knows? But one thing is certain… your worst health care nightmares are about to come true… and soon.

     That’s not a rumor. It’s an unfortunate fact.  Patricia Murphy with Politics Daily writes:

“[T]op White House officials are now meeting in the Capitol with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sens. Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Max Baucus of Montana, away from Republicans and the press….”

     But it gets even worse.

     Once the cat was out of the bag – in what may go down in history as one of the most surreal moments of American political history – Harry Reid and Max Baucus actually emerged from their proverbial smoke-filled room just long enough to reassure us that they’re actually being open and transparent.

     According to Jeffrey Young with The Hill:

“Two senators at the forefront of healthcare reform went to great lengths Tuesday to brag about how open and transparent the legislative process has been. Then, they resumed prepping for another closed-door meeting.”

     Baucus actually had the audacity to tell the assembled reporters:

“I have not been involved in such an open and transparent process as this. I’m very, very proud that we have done it… it’s so important to remind ourselves that no effort that I’ve been involved in and I don’t think anyone else in the Senate’s been involved with – certainly nothing with such significance and magnitude – has been so open and transparent as this. Totally open and transparent and I’m very proud of it.”

     Dodd picked up the thought and continued the sickening charade:

“Let me pick up on the point that Sen. Baucus was making. The suggestion somehow that this is being done otherwise is just blatantly false and a distraction from [what] we need to be talking about.”

     And when they were finished… they excused themselves and went back to their back-room negotiations.

     Feel like screaming yet?


Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent Blast Faxes to Barack Obama, each and every Member of the Leadership of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.Tell these elected officials that you are sick and tired of the secret meetings… the legislative chicanery… the procedural tricks… the dark-of-night votes… the outright lies and the total lack of transparency.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want this radical assault on our health system and our basic liberties defeated. Remind these elected officials that America is “the land of the free,” not the land of the feeble and fainthearted. And finally, demand, once and for all, that they stop the deceptions, scrap ObamaCare and start over with measures that will actually make health care more accessible and affordable to Americans.

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Passing The Public Option Means Power.

     To know what’s really going on with health legislation, ignore 99% of what you’ve heard from the Mainstream Media about “Blue Dog Democrats,” about “health co-ops,” about “HR 3200” and, especially, about the supposed “death of the public option.”

     You only need to know one thing.  What’s really happening behind the scenes in regards to “health care reform” has nothing to do with making health care affordable and accessible for the American people and everything to do with a naked power grab.

     Make no mistake, the bill that Obama signs almost certainly will contain some form of “public option” … it may go by a different name … but it will most certainly be there in some form because the “public option” is a key element in the statists’ drive to take over our health system.

     No “public option” … no government take-over of health care … and that defeats the very purpose of their so-called effort to “reform” health care… it’s that simple.

     To that end, Obama and his main allies in Congress are employing backroom tactics, arm-twisting, political payoffs, and legislative trickery.

     Of course, you may not have noticed because they’re literally meeting behind closed-doors… it’s all very hush-hush as they hash-out massive health care changes that they plan to shove down the throats of a horrified American public.

     And the only thing that stands in their way… the only thing that can stop them… the only thing that can make them abandon their plots and plans is hearing the righteous outage of patriotic Americans like you.

     If they can’t pass their so-called health care reform by stealth… if they realize they can’t force it down your throat without suffering political repercussions for their actions… believe us… they will stop… just as they did only two short years ago, when outraged Americans said no to amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.

     And that’s why we must step-up and speak out… we must make our voices heard… until they give up on their plans to radically change our health care system and turn America into a socialist country.

     Otherwise, if we don’t act decisively now, ObamaCare – and all its worst elements – could be on Barack Obama’s desk in the Oval Office before we realize what hit us.


Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent Blast Faxes to Barack Obama, each and every Member of the Leadership of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

     And that’s why we must step-up and speak out… we must make our voices heard… until they give up on their plans to radically change our health care system and turn America into a socialist country.

     Otherwise, if we don’t act decisively now, ObamaCare – and all its worst elements – could be on Barack Obama’s desk in the Oval Office before we realize what hit us.


Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent Blast Faxes to Barack Obama, each and every Member of the Leadership of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

Tell these elected officials that you are sick and tired of the secret meetings… the legislative chicanery… the procedural tricks… the dark-of-night votes… the outright lies and the total lack of transparency.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want this radical assault on our health system and our basic liberties defeated. Remind these elected officials that America is “the land of the free,” not the land of the feeble and fainthearted. And finally, demand, once and for all, that they stop the deceptions, scrap ObamaCare and start over with measures that will actually make health care more accessible and affordable to Americans.

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It’s Not About Health Care: It’s About Statism And Expanding The Power Of An Iron-Fisted Government By Any Means Necessary.

     The machinations being employed by Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and other militant leftists in Congress, mark one of the most shameful episodes in our country’s history.

     And once again (it can’t be overstated), it’s critical to understand that what’s going on in Congress has nothing to do with improving – or reducing the cost of – health care.

     To understand what these statists, particularly Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, are up to… we must remember the “public option’s” relationship to the ultimate goal of these socialists who masquerade as Democrats: government- dominated health care.

     Of course, the American people viscerally oppose the so-called “public option” … the American people know what it means.

     And Obama and Reid and Pelosi know the American people oppose the “public option” too. That’s why they’re presently scheming and plotting behind closed-doors and re-writing the Baucus bill that passed out of the Senate Finance Committee.

     But guess what?

     It was their intention to re-write the Baucus bill from the get-go… the Baucus bill was nothing more than smoke and mirrors… a little misdirection… a little distraction for the American people that set the stage for Pelosi and Reid and Obama to write the bill they actually wanted all along in a proverbial smoke-filled room and spring it on the unsuspecting public in the dark of night.

     Before the Senate Finance Committee vote on the Baucus bill, Senator Jim DeMint told us all the score:

“The plan written by the Senate Finance Committee [the Baucus Bill] will evaporate the second it is passed next week. The real bill will be written behind closed doors shortly before the Senate begins debate.”

     NewsMax.com reported what was really happening prior to the vote as well:

“Healthcare legislation is expected to be on the Senate floor… said a spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. But it won’t be the Baucus bill. Reid will combine the Finance version with a more liberal proposal from the health committee — with unpredictable results.”

“Once the Finance Committee has acted, the dealmaking can begin in earnest with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., working with White House staff, Baucus and others to blend the Finance bill with a more liberal version passed by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.”

     We can’t let them get away with it. If we do… shame on us.

     Clearly, the battle over health care is a struggle for America’s soul… and it’s one we must exert every effort to win by barraging our elected officials with the most effective weapon at the disposal of average, God-fearing Americans… pointed, personalized Blast Faxes.


Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent Blast Faxes to Barack Obama, each and every Member of the Leadership of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.
     Clearly, the battle over health care is a struggle for America’s soul… and it’s one we must exert every effort to win by barraging our elected officials with the most effective weapon at the disposal of average, God-fearing Americans… pointed, personalized Blast Faxes.


Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent Blast Faxes to Barack Obama, each and every Member of the Leadership of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

Tell these elected officials that you are sick and tired of the secret meetings… the legislative chicanery… the procedural tricks… the dark-of-night votes… the outright lies and the total lack of transparency.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want this radical assault on our health system and our basic liberties defeated. Remind these elected officials that America is “the land of the free,” not the land of the feeble and fainthearted. And finally, demand, once and for all, that they stop the deceptions, scrap ObamaCare and start over with measures that will actually make health care more accessible and affordable to Americans.

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Medicare For Everyone: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Lie, Lie Again.

     Let’s not delude ourselves: the health care “reforms” Obama, Baucus, Pelosi and their political cronies are trying to shove down our throats will, as Senator Orrin Hatch warns, “wreck the country.”

     Perhaps that is why, opposing ObamaCare has become as American as apple pie.

     Liberal Democrats can’t win the debate because their so-called “reforms” make no sense, violate basic mathematics… and have little popular appeal.

     So how are Obama and Reid and Pelosi and their cronies remedying that situation? Perhaps you’ve heard the latest:

     According to The Hill:

“House Democrats are looking at re-branding the public health insurance option as Medicare, an established government healthcare program that is better known than the public option.” The Hill calls it “Medicare Part E,” as in “Medicare for Everyone.”

     To put it another way, Congressional Democrats are scheming-up a slick public relations scam in an effort to sell ObamaCare (to an unsuspecting American public that has thus far rejected it at every turn) as something that they believe the American people like… namely “Medicare.”

     And why not? People understand that “public option” means socialized medicine, rationing, and inferior care at a higher cost. But everyone loves Medicare… right?

     So their solution is simple… call ObamaCare, “Medicare for Everyone” and railroad it through Congress before the American people realize that they’re being duped by a public relations scam of epic proportions.

     There’s an old expression that has been attributed to both Abraham Lincoln and P.T. Barnum.

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

     Obama and Reid and Pelosi have essentially rewritten that old expression:

If you can fool all of the people some of time, then hopefully you can fool them long enough to railroad legislation through Congress.

     The time is now to let our elected officials know, in no uncertain terms, that the American people are not fools and that you are not fooled.


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     The time is now to let our elected officials know, in no uncertain terms, that the American people are not fools and that you are not fooled.


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Tell these elected officials that you are sick and tired of the secret meetings… the legislative chicanery… the procedural tricks… the dark-of-night votes… the outright lies and the total lack of transparency.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want this radical assault on our health system and our basic liberties defeated. Remind these elected officials that America is “the land of the free,” not the land of the feeble and fainthearted. And finally, demand, once and for all, that they stop the deceptions, scrap ObamaCare and start over with measures that will actually make health care more accessible and affordable to Americans.

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Freedom in the US to say even this…

October 27, 2009

reading even though it is long.     Is Bama’s downfall near???
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/13872
This is a powerful article appearing in the Canada Free Press.  A lot of analysis here and some scary dialog. JB Williams is a business man and a no nonsense commentator on American politics, American history, and American philosophy.. He is published nationwide and in many countries around the world.

Obama’s Well Organized Community Is Falling Apart:  Obama has now become a noose around the neck of every American Democrat!  By JB Williams, Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It’s now official: The average American is not as stupid as Washington DC Democrats and their international leftist friends thought. Their mystery messiah has already gone from hero to zero after only seven months in power, and Obama has now become a noose around the neck of every American Democrat, and every international fascist who “hoped” Obama could usher in Marxist “change.”

Nobody can organize a community like a good old fashioned communist thug can. It worked long enough to put a mystery man in the Oval Office, thanks to international socialists working through CPUSA – SPUSA and DSAUSA, funded by literally hundreds of leftist front-groups operating as special interest 527 organizations. Here’s a short list of the BIGGEST leftist front groups:

America Coming Together
Joint Victory Campaign 2004
Media Fund
Service Employees International Union
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
MoveOn.org
New Democrat Network
Sierra Club
EMILY’s List
AFL-CIO
League of Conservation Voters.

Who spends an obscene $1 billion dollars to win a lousy $400,000 per year job, and why? The people behind Obama expect a return on their investment.  And they are NOT the kind of folks you want to disappoint: These folks make Capone look like a choir boy.

Before the ink was dry on Obama’s fake Certification of Live Birth (not to be confused with an actual birth certificate), Obamanation was off to confiscate control of banking, insurance, energy and auto manufacturing. Before they knew what was happening, the American people woke up, the proud new owners of Government Motors and $13 Trillion in debt.

But it wasn’t until Obamanation tried to confiscate control of 1/7th of the US economy by nationalizing the private American health care industry that the people took to the streets in protest.

On the heels of dozens of angry Town Hall meetings turned public tar-and-feathering parties for countless career DC bureaucrats, Obama and his Democrat partners in crime found themselves in a historic freefall from popularity among average American taxpayers.  Eight months into office, Obama has bounced Jimmy Carter from his famous position as America’s worst president.

The people behind the puppet in our Oval Office did what leftists always do.. They over-estimated themselves, under-estimated the American people, and over-played their hand. They actually thought that Americans would sit quiet as unbridled leftists trampled all over 300 million Americans.

That was the good news. As Obama becomes an anvil chained around the neck of DC and international leftists, he becomes a liability to their agenda.  These folks have an interesting way of dealing with political liabilities…

Losing control of their agenda and, in a power-slide towards the bottomless pit of political has-beens, Democrats are desperate to keep their international friends at bay.. But at the same time, being career politicians always focused on self-preservation; they must find a way to get re-elected by people ready to lynch them in Public Square.

Obama has foolishly allowed himself to be pushed into a no-win position, in his unlikely quest to “make history” by becoming the first “black” mystery messiah allowed to sit at the big desk with his finger on the red button.  In short, he’s in way over his head, just as many worried would be the case with a freshman politician complete with blank resume.  Nancy “crazy as an out-house rat” Pelosi is no help, and Harry Reid is headed for the political boneyard no matter what.

Teddy Kennedy was in no position to lead the young lad out of the woods, and wannabes like Chucky Schumer and Bawny Fwank will soon be looking for an escape hatch of their own.  Time to Bring in the Heavy Artillery and Circle the Wagons.

Since Obama just won’t become the “transparent president” he tricked so many voters into voting for, the issue of his constitutional conflict won’t go away.  $1.35 million in legal defense fees later, the demand to see proof that he passes Article II requirements is getting louder.

Despite around the clock media efforts to paint every constitutionally conscious American a “right-wing racist Timothy McVeigh,” the people seem only further agitated by the leftist suggestion that NO American citizen has “proper standing” to question their employees (elected representatives) on even the most fundamental questions.

Obama’s problem with Americans isn’t the mulatto color of his skin. It’s the bright RED color of his belief system and agenda.  He is undoubtedly making mentors like Saul Alinsky, Frank Marshal Davis and Bill Ayers quite proud. But he is clearly losing the support of many Americans in that effort.

Before the dissent gets any wider spread, they have to do something.  Out of nowhere comes Obama’s “experts” on national security, the Southern Poverty Law Center.  At the time of SPLC’s founding, Julian Bond, who currently chairs the NAACP, was named the fledgling group’s first President.

On the basis of these folks, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security issued a “Right-wing Extremist” threat analysis, labeling every American with a gun or bible, or willing to publicly oppose Obama, a “potential domestic terrorist.”

Yesterday, British newspaper, The Independent, published a story titled, “The right-wing crackpots taking over the mainstream,” in which British leftist writer Rupert Cornwell proceeds to assault all American citizens who are currently speaking out against Obama’s “global” agenda, and warns of coming civil unrest, and of course, his authority on the matter is the Southern Poverty Law Center.

From the report, one SPLC official says, “every element is in place for a ‘perfect storm’ of home-grown extremism. For the first time, the detested federal government is run by a black man.”  There ya have it! That was easy! It’s all about the “black man!”

“A struggling economy fuels discontent, with illegal immigrants accused of stealing American jobs.” Or is it that unemployment has doubled to the highest level since the great depression, under the “black mans” brief administration?

“The military, long a breeding ground of the far right, is sending home veterans in vast numbers.” Yes, those crazed military veterans:  And don’t forget: “Finally there is the internet, which simultaneously propagates and intensifies the feelings of true believers and the conspiracy theories they devour.”  The so-called “birthers” have made headlines all over the world?

Clearly, Cornwell received his talking points memo from David Axelrod, who obviously got his from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Observer got the memo too, and they wasted no time attacking every American at odds with Obama’s agenda. It’s American Patriots against the world, or at least the leftists of the world.  Cornwell concludes, “So might not elements even further to the right enter the fray – ‘sovereign citizens’ who believe they are above the law, or the new ‘Oath Keepers’ movement, of soldiers and police officers past and present, who believe their duty is to the constitution, not to elected politicians?  Perhaps the healthcare rallies and the SPLC report were no coincidence, after all.”

Well, let me just say that I think Obama’s life could, in fact, be in danger, but not from Tea Party protesters, Town Hall protesters or so-called “birthers.” All of these folks are well aware of the reality that assassinating the first “black” president would be counter-productive to their agenda..

The Obama press has been burning the midnight oil trying to make certain that Hillary Clinton’s “right-wing conspiracy” ghosts were set up to take the fall for any misfortunate event that might befall an increasingly unpopular president. No “right-winger” is likely to even break wind in Obama’s direction.

His leftist international friends are quite another story however: These are BIG buck, BIG socialism folks who play by no particular set of rules, like George Soros. As Obama becomes more of a liability than an asset to their cause, it is his own people who are most likely to make a martyr out of the mystery messiah.

In the British Observer, writer Paul Harris is even more extreme in his column: Fears for Barack Obama’s safety as healthcare debate fuels extremism; and once again, we see the report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The stage is being set: If anything happens to Obama, the entire world has been put on notice that Americans opposed to socialism from a “black” nobody president who won’t even release his birth records, are responsible.

This leaves the door wide open for Obama’s own friends to commit the crime with impunity, as they have already placed the American patriots’ finger-prints on the imaginary murder weapon.. It would be the perfect crime blamed on the perfect right-wing storm. It’s brilliant!

The leftist press around the world has already accused and convicted “right-wingers” of the murder. Talk about your grand conspiracy: Nobody does it better than the international leftist cabal.

But who is this Southern Poverty Law Center responsible for all of the recent “hate speech” aimed at constitutionally concerned American citizens opposed to bankruptcy-by-communism in America?

In 2007, SPLC identified 888 separate “active hate groups” in the United States. Despite the events of 9/11 and an ongoing threat of additional terror strikes here and abroad, not one of the 888 “active hate groups” identified was Islamic.  Detroit, Michigan, had more violent killings than Iraq and Afghanistan combined, but none of the groups responsible for those killings made the list of 888.

Only white, capitalist, constitutionalist, Christian, pro-freedom, in other words, “right-wing extremists” made the list.  Black on white crime is not “hate.”  Black on black crime is not “hate.”  Muslim on Christian crime is not “hate.”  According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, only white, Christian, capitalists opposed to Marxism and attending Town Hall meetings are guilty of “hate.” That’s what their report says, and everyone from Obama’s DHS and FBI to England’s press has bought that report hook, line and sinker.

I too fear for Obama’s life: But not from any of the people attending Tea Parties or Town Hall meetings in an effort to talk with their elected representatives. I fear that Obama’s life is increasingly in danger from the very people who put him in power – The people he is currently failing, as the American people stand up to stop his secular socialist global agenda.

I am 100% opposed to the Obama administration and today’s Democrat agenda. But I am here to tell you that the worst thing that could happen in America today is for Obama to be assassinated.  Every Obama opponent knows this. He would be safest if he were guarded around the clock by American conservatives opposed to his entire agenda.

Only his leftist partners around the world would benefit from his assassination. Their agenda would move forward unchallenged if anything were to happen to Obama or his family.  As his agenda meets with serious resistance at home, his puppet masters abroad will lose faith and eventually, their patience.

Only a freshman senator would have fallen for the trap Obama finds himself in today. He can’t win: If he’s very lucky, he can only live to tell about it one day.

Obama has spent an entire lifetime surrounded by some of the world’s worst thugs.. If he is unable to move their agenda forward, his life will be at risk from within his own ranks.  However, the nation and the world will pay a heavy price, as both are being conditioned to blame it on average Americans who simply oppose all forms of intrusive tyrannical government.

As Obama’s agenda is shut down by average Americans, his friends will turn on him. Liberals are already warning him not to back off on nationalized health care. But the people are not going to allow it to go forward.

Even though I oppose everything Obama is and everything he stands for, I pray for his safety. You can bet your last dollar: his well organized community is falling apart as his agenda begins to crumble. They will be very motivated to ignite a second civil war as they watch their agenda die a brutal political death.

Nothing would ignite a second civil war faster than the assassination of Barack Hussein Obama. I can only pray that the Secret Service does not take their cues from the Southern Poverty Law Center..  If they are no better at understanding political security than British op-ed pages, Obama’s life is indeed in danger. Not from so-called “right-wing extremists” angry over Obama’s blatant disregard for the Constitution today. But from within his ranks, as those who placed him in power, become saddled with his failures.

It is what it is….

October 26, 2009

German View of Islam

  The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanay, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist.  This is an excellent explanation of the Muslim terrorist situations. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read.

 

 A German’s View on Islam

 A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. ‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’

 We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

 The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

 The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous.

 Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

 The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

 And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

 History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:

Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.

Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts–the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

 Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think about it, and send it on – before it’s too late. 

 Emanuel Tanay, M.D. 2980 Provincial St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104      734-997