I know I’m not the only one that wonders how certain things come to be. I bet many of you are like me watching the show “How it’s made” and enjoying having your curiosity answered. Obviously this post is not to promote some worldly show to you. Instead its to discuss, how it is that images are made in Israel? Thus the similarity in the title of the show and this podcast. In the previous audio, a question was asked by a young brother in the truth concerning the commandment in Exodus 20:4 “Thou shalt NOT MAKE unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:” Verse 5: “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;” If you heard it, you understand what a graven image is. But the question that usually follows is “Are images wrong if I’m not worshiping it”? After you listen to this class it will no longer be a mystery. However some would dare to still justify themselves by comparing the ark (that was commanded by God to be made) to a graven image. Acts 17:29 “Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by ART and man’s device.” Verse 30: “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:” Shalam (Peace)!
In a prior post, we discussed that a good habit is to ask questions. Remember that it was said by Christ in the scriptures, Luke 11:9 “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Ironically this class has been requested to be uploaded as a podcast although we intended to do it anyway. Since it is a perfect example of what we previously taught. A teacher must be apt to teach and ready to give answers. That day a lesson was planned but we were never able to get to it because of the many questions that was asked by children and adults. Like our forefathers those in attendance physically or over the internet found joy in learning from the laws. Nehemiah 8:8 “So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” Verse 12: “And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.” Some might not find that same joy and mirth because they do NOT understand or care to keep the law. Apocrypha Ecclesiasticus 6:20 “She is very unpleasant to the unlearned: he that is without understanding will not remain with her.” But those that are sincere by asking about the commandment they learn effortlessly without realizing it, one of the greatest mysteries that is written in Revelations 13:14-18.
scribe to the parents, One thing that is definitely NOT for the children is Halloween. It’s origin is not obscure or difficult to perceive. If you celebrate it in any form, it is for Satan. 1 Corinthians 10:20 “But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not …
Shalam (Peace) Brothers and Sisters,
The first thing that comes to mind when we think of the Laws of Tabernacles is building of tents. The only requirement of this law is that the tents must be made of wood. Leviticus 23:40 “And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs [thick branches] of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.” Verse 41: “And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.” Verse 42: “Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:” Verse 43: “That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.”
However this podcast is not regarding the building of the tent. Instead is a continuation to the previous podcast. There is a little known law that Moses commanded our forefathers to keep every seven years in the feast of Tabernacles. That if we apply yearly, would build us up and create righteous habits. Below is a picture that was shared years ago of an example of the shell of a tent. To give younger brothers an idea for Tabernacles made of wood; how to connect the wood. Remember you could build many different ways, with this shell a tarp would be used for the walls, or wood planks on the sides drilled in. Bamboo could be used on the top for a roof.
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Shalam brothers and sisters:
All praises to the Heavenly Father and his Son, we had a great time on the first night of the feast. You could probably hear it in my voice that I had mad fun and recovering from it…lol Raspy voice and all I want to share with you our little tradition that we do yearly on this feast. To listen to the class right now go on the 12T.CO Radio. If you didn’t know the radio at times plays classes that might not be uploaded as podcast download. So please use this resource as often as you can. Shalam!
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