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Priestly Chat, Neighbors /Gender

Another Sabbath chat with the priest, but this is a double-header.  It’s a late delivery, as I was not able to access the internet.

Not your everyday view – a Hebrew view:

 

A Story with an Ending

Once upon a time.

There was a land called choice by Almighty, YHVH.

This land had other people in it, people who were doing unforgivable things.

  • They were serving other gods, and they were performing detestable acts in that worship.
  • They were conducting sexual actions that were deemed abominable, not acceptable.
  • They were shedding blood without consequence.
  • They were not acting justly toward their Landlord.

So, the Landlord took notice and made the choice to bring in another set of tenants, and gave specific instructions to those tenants.  Part of that tenancy provided for great abundance, in progeny and in harvests and stock.  There were ‘taxes’ paid to an elite class of rent collectors, who then paid their ‘taxes’ to the elite class of property management staff.  There were also dues and penalty payments to be made to the elite class of property management staff, who performed in accordance to the tenancy document.

The tenancy document was indeed a well constructed thing, but it didn’t appeal to the masses.  Why would it?  It didn’t promise a permanent occupancy.

So the masses took it upon themselves to appoint new positions, and to make addendum after addendum and to oust the property management staff.   They forgot who was holding the deed.

The terms of the tenancy document clearly stated that eviction would be the result of such actions.  The Landlord had every means available to enforce, and did – time and time again.

Yet the contracted tenants had progeny who thought themselves above the document, so there was much scrutiny given it and many resources employed to create their own version of the benefits of the land.  And thus they returned and began hosting and joining with the peoples who would do similarly to the originally storied occupants.

Here we are now, with a polluted land and a polluted people.  The original tenancy document still exists, yet there are no readers, no intellect to shed their own confidences and addendum and look back to the original tenancy contract.

Israel occupants.  Are you listening?  Do you think that the contract is null and void?  Do you truly think that Almighty would allow a rewrite?

Return to Torah.  Renew your contract.

Community Discussions – Open

This has been a long time coming, but some of our community is having an ‘open’, well semi-open, discussion about Torah and the Land of Canaan.

You are welcome to see what it’s about:

http://torahhealstheland.boards.net/

Join in, if you agree to the terms.  🙂

No Rewards

I sometimes ask myself why I believe Torah.  Why do I desire to serve Almighty?

Continually, I get knocked off my feet with discovered errors.

Always, it’s a lonely traipse through time.

The end of the matter – I have absolutely no skin in the game.  There is zero lineage in my family line that ties to the People of the Book.  I am listed on a family pedigree, part of a registered family history, that extends back to the 1500s, of European descent and documented immigration to the colonies in 1629.  I am European American.  Or hillbilly, in tribute to my dead mother.

There is absolutely nothing I gain by my desire to serve Almighty, except that I soothe my own soul.

I’m ostracized in some circles for staunchly defending my integrity.  My blood family steers a wide berth around me since they don’t understand me — that or they attempt to proselytize me.  My spouse thankfully tolerates and accommodates me, but disagrees with my beliefs, so I will not be a citizen in the land YHWH calls Israel, unless by means beyond my control.  Should I find myself there, I would have to beg for scraps, scrape by and feed off the corners, hope to become a servant to survive.  I have no inheritance.

You see, I am nobody.  I have no reward for what I believe.

What I have is a deep belief that what YHWH has set down in Torah is the most perfect system I could ever imagine.  I am a follower of rules, a cynic who tests but a guardian once I am convinced.  I could keep the instructions, I believe, should I be in the position to be in the land.  But what if I’m wrong?  If I don’t keep the Law in the Land, I would be expelled or killed.

Harsh?  Or perfect?

Either way – there’s no reward.  Yet, I will continue.