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.
Shalam (Peace) Brothers and Sisters,
Previously we learned the law that Moses commanded the priests and elders to teach daily the children of Israel during the feast of Tabernacles. See, Deuteronomy 31:9-13. Obviously if the people attended the feasts they would get taught the laws, statutes, commandments, and laws which would benefit them. 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.” However that is not the only benefit to attending the feasts of the most High. Without realizing righteous customs or good habits would naturally be gained by experience. Then hopefully the person would continue such customs in spite of it being an ordinary day. In this podcast lesson we discover that the priests and elders are required to answer our sincere questions. By the way if you enjoy the podcast do not forget to subscribe and share them.
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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During this week of the feast of Tabernacles we want to take advantage and re-launch the podcast. We created a new icon to represent the change. Some of the changes will be diligently providing new classes regularly. Unlike the previous year in which the podcasts were not as frequent. This being because we wanted to make sure that the technology we built will be able to handle the responsibility. Therefore if you have enjoyed the classes please make sure to support. By subscribing, spreading the word, sharing it, and giving us feedback. We have been podcasting for over a decade so that means we are not going anywhere. Therefore your feedback is very important to us if you find that we are not listed in your favorite podcast program just let us know, or if you have a class idea, etc.. Oh and let us not forget please provide reviews and comments on iTunes, Google Play, etc.. That way it will be easy for others to find it.
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We are almost towards the end of March 1st and I have yet to see one meme or statement about Black History. Our people were fed with 28 days of Alternative Facts. Now that the propaganda has ended, do you know that Black History doesn’t end if you study the Bible. The two previous podcast lessons showed that the Transatlantic Slave Trade was predicted by Moses. Those lessons are important as to reveal the hidden mystery of who we are; Colossians 1:26 “Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:” To me knowing who is the greatest black man past, present, and forever is as vital if not more. Especially since there will never be any man as great as he is. This being said by Solomon another great black man. Song of Solomon 1:5 “I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.” Remember what the heavenly Father said about Solomon; 1st Kings 3:12 “Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.” Even then Solomon spoke of how great is the man that is taught about in this audio lesson. Thank you Heavenly Father for the leader you have given us. Amen.
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I have met brothers and sisters that make an effort to be conscious but they ignore history. One example that is vivid in my mind was when I was told by a brother that the Bible is the white man’s book. Before asking him for any proof of his statement (You just cant allow for someone to make a statement as fact without showing proof! See, 1st Thessalonians 5:21). I asked him why then was our people forbidden from reading the Bible during chattel slavery?He had no response. If we were to really examine, it is the same reason that a movie like “The Birth of a Nation” of 2016 is censored from our people, because it will bring scriptures to light that you never thought existed.
I proceeded to tell the brother that the Bible is not the white man’s book instead it is our history. From within the pages of the Holy Scriptures we read together prophecies that spoke of transatlantic slave trade. More importantly, the reason that slavery was brought upon our people. For it is often a question that so called Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans Indians ask themselves. Why did these things happen to us or Why do we suffer these things? Our experiences shape us to who we become. At times this builds unfounded bias against what could be beneficial to us. This is why we must approach our history with what we know first to be fact before we could truly learn our own greatness.