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Exploring the Hebrew Roots of our faith. Hebrew Nation Radio is a gathering place for those who believe in and practice Biblical living and culture as expressed through Torah and Messiah. Abba/Father has always been looking for an intimate relationship with His people; both Jews (Judah) and Gentiles (the scattered nations of Ephraim). When gentiles forsake their pagan past, often handed down unknowingly from our forefathers, and accept and keep the instructions of our Abba/Father through the Torah and Messiah Yeshua a transformation and whole understanding of the Torah, Tenack and Brit Hadasha begins to come alive, expressing itself in the full intimate relationship Abba intends with His set-apart people. Hebrew Nation Radio is a 24/7 terrestial radio station broadcast from Salem, Oregon on the radio dial at KPJC AM 1220 and streams online at HebrewNationOnline.com and HebrewNation.net. HebrewNation.net is a social network for Jewish and non-Jewish Israel to discuss what it means to reform the end-time nation prophecised in Scripture.
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 20 May, 2023.
5/21/202425 minutes, 43 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary, and an extended look back at the major events of the week ending Saturday, 18 May, 2024… …where massive solar flares may just be a harbinger of turmoil to come.
5/21/202449 minutes, 46 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 46

Why was Messiah Yeshua “delivered up” and then “raised”? Is Yahweh “obligated” to us? What is the one thing on which Jews and Christians agree? Is the apostle Paul teaching his congregation against circumcision of the flesh? Is “circumcision of the heart” a concept exclusive to the New Testament? This teaching is particularly challenging for […]
5/20/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah 111 (Don’t Fall for It)

In this teaching, Dr Hollisa Alewine shares some very basic yet important hermeneutic principles, which will encourage us on how to dig deeper into His WORD and not misinterpret the true meaning of the text.
5/20/202448 minutes, 50 seconds
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Mark Call – Parsha “Emor” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Parsha “Emor” (Leviticus chapters 21 through 24) continues the theme of “holiness” – but this time for a group of people that many ‘christians’ would now see as irrelevant. After all, we have new ‘priests’ today, and the sons of Aaron seem to have been displaced centuries ago. And, besides, with the world melting down, […]
5/19/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 21 seconds
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2 Leavened Loaves, Redemption of Firstborn… Pt2

…& Trading a Wooden Yoke for an Iron Yoke. Today’s message started to formulate about the 7th day of unleavened bread this past week. First I’m going to outline the progression of this message, then I will expound on all of these points. 1) The Shavuot wave offering of two leavened loaves of bread could represent the 2 houses of Israel, YHWH’s two sons as a wheat harvest firstfruits offering. 2) YHWH says Israel and Ephraim are His first born sons in Ex 4:22 and Jer 31:9, hence they/we are also a first born firstfruits offering that He has redeemed with the Blood of His Passover Lamb. 3) Backing up from Jer 31:9 for context I started reading in Jer 27 about Hannaniah’s false prophecy of deliverance from the wooden yoke of Babylon. To which Jeremiah calls him a false prophet leading people who listen to him into a false sense of deliverance and causing them to fight against the judgement of the wooden yoke of Babylon which is actually judgement from Yah for their wickedness. Through Jeremiah YHWH tells them that the broken wooden yoke of Babylon would be replaced with an iron yoke! So we came full circle from our thief in the night admonition about the false prophets of the take back America Christian Nationalist movement to what we believe is truly a message for us today which was delivered by Jeremiah thousands of years ago. All the scriptures for this message came together just a day or two BEFORE the free speech quashing bill HR 6090 passed from the House of Representatives to the Senate and BEFORE WE WERE EVEN AWARE OF THIS PROPOSED BILL! The conservative take back America, maga, Zionist, Christian Nationalist, secure our border, conservative movement in the US which appears to be trying to remove the yoke of tyranny and corruption, may actually be succeeding in breaking the wooden yoke of Babylon only to have it replaced with a soon to come iron yoke!!!
5/18/202425 minutes
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Flashpoint

Why does Archbishop Vigano urge us to understand evil?  What is shockingly discovered in King Charles’ new official portrait? What was Blinken singing in the Kyiv bar? What does UK embalmer, John O’Looney, and Overstock founder, Patrick Byrne, report about the real purpose of migrants in western lands? What effects is the earth experiencing as […]
5/18/202450 minutes
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapters 35-36

This week the Torah teachers continue the study of the Book of the prophet Isaiah with chapter 35, and then into chapter 36, and a siege.
5/17/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 29 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

Regular co-hosts Dr. Jeff Prystupa, David Justice, and Mark Call discuss some of the major events (and insanity proofs) for the week just past, and – this week especially – take a look at some of the ‘indicators’ that give us some major hints of what to expect, particularly over perhaps the next few weeks.
5/17/202449 minutes, 46 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

Last weekend, one of the largest sunspots in modern memory fired off a series of solar flares directed at Earth, resulting in one of the largest geomagnetic storms in decades. But it wasn’t a catastrophe, just a warning. That sunspot will reappear again in just a couple of weeks, as it rotates around from the […]
5/17/202449 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 16 May, 2023.
5/17/202424 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 15 May, 2023.
5/15/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 14 May, 2023. This regime is teaching even the AIs and robots to lie.
5/15/202424 minutes, 44 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 13 May, 2023.
5/14/202425 minutes, 3 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 45

In the face of 2,000 years of twisted teaching, Rabbi Steve Berkson asserts that the apostle Paul was not teaching that the Torah had been “done away with.” Rabbi Berkson proposes that the word “law” must be clarified so that we can achieve a better understanding of what Paul wrote. In this teaching, Rabbi Steve […]
5/13/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah 110 (The Moment the World Turned Backward)

This week we'll cover the Torah portion Kedoshim, or "Holies" and we'll tease apart some profound details in the account of the woman caught in adultery. Leviticus 19:1-20:27 Amos 9:7-9:15 Psalm 15 John 8:2-11 "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Le 19:18) Kedoshim, the “holies,” is nestled in the very heart of the Torah. This commandment stitches itself to heaven and earth. Heaven and earth are two witnesses. If we love Adonai, then we will love His people. Loving His people on earth pleases Him above, for He is “glorified through his people.” Heaven should be glorified on and through the earth. “Then all your people will be righteous; they will possess the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified. (Is 60:21) “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (Jn 14:13) “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Le 19:18) In the explanation of the holy commandment to love one's neighbor, the Torah student is told it's the most obvious thing: “This is a great principle in the Torah. Many commandments in the Torah depend on it: Thus, a person who loves another as himself will not steal from him, will not commit adultery with his wife, will not cheat him of goods or oppress him with words, will not move his boundary and will not harm him in any way. So are many other religious duties bound up with it; the matter is evident to every understanding person.” (Sefer HaChinnukh #243) Yeshua wasn’t kidding. All the commandments really do hang on two! “...Whoever derives honor through the disgrace of his fellow-man, has no share in the world-to-come. On the other hand, when a man behaves toward his fellow in a way of love and peace, and friendship, seeking his advantage and rejoicing in his good fortune, Scripture refers to him in the verse, ‘Israel, in whom I will be glorified.’ (Is 49:3)” (Sefer HaChinnukh §243) In the Gospel of John, Yeshua elaborates on how the holy commandment will work on earth to glorify Heaven: “A new [chadasha-refreshed] commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (Jn 13:34-35) The KJV translates Strong's H2318 in the following manner: renew (7x), repair (3x). Outline of Biblical Usage: to be new, renew, repair to renew, make anew to repair (Hithpael) to renew oneself Strong’s Definitions ?????? châdash, to be new; causatively, to rebuild:—renew, repair. The KJV translates Strong's H2319 in the following manner: new (48x), new thing (4x), fresh (1x). Outline of Biblical Usage: new, new thing, fresh ?????? châdâsh; from H2318; new:—fresh, new thing. Yeshua wasn't teaching a brand-new commandment; he was teaching how to refresh and repair the commandment they already had by explaining its function. By loving one another, the greatest commandment, to love Adonai with all one's heart, soul, and strength, would be fulfilled in such a way that the whole world could see it! Loving one’s neighbor as one’s self is impossible if the Torah is not written on the tablets of the heart. If we love our neighbor, we will not disgrace him or her. It is a commandment that has a "refresh" button! Each day, we must remind ourselves to hit "refresh and repair" on our hearts where Adonai has written love. This explanation is found in context. A person who embarrasses another believer is behaving disgracefully toward ADONAI! A person who behaves peacefully with other believers and honors them glorifies ADONAI, not the person. It honors the Father through the person. It also sets apart in holiness the one who honors others as a disciple of Yeshua in the eyes of all men. This is ONE HEART. “You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men; being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” (2 Co 3:2-3) “Love your neighbor as yourself” is embedded in Leviticus among many statutes of holiness. If you love your neighbor, and you are holy, you will not perform those transgressions. If you love Adonai, you will not perform those transgressions; therefore, all the holy Torah hangs on those two. "Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator, until the seed would come to whom the promise had been made." (Ga 3:19) Yeshua is the Promised Seed. In him, we have, are, and will be made perfect in love. A day is coming...if we will continually and faithfully "refresh" with the Father's mercy and His Ruach...when Yeshua will need only two tablets of our hearts to hold 613 commandments. We will be the perfect testimony and witness of Heaven through the earth.
5/13/202447 minutes, 37 seconds
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2 Leavened Loaves, Redemption of Firstborn…

…& Trading a Wooden Yoke for an Iron Yoke. Today’s message started to formulate about the 7th day of unleavened bread this past week. First I’m going to outline the progression of this message, then I will expound on all of these points. 1) The Shavuot wave offering of two leavened loaves of bread could represent the 2 houses of Israel, YHWH’s two sons as a wheat harvest firstfruits offering. 2) YHWH says Israel and Ephraim are His first born sons in Ex 4:22 and Jer 31:9, hence they/we are also a first born firstfruits offering that He has redeemed with the Blood of His Passover Lamb. 3) Backing up from Jer 31:9 for context I started reading in Jer 27 about Hannaniah’s false prophecy of deliverance from the wooden yoke of Babylon. To which Jeremiah calls him a false prophet leading people who listen to him into a false sense of deliverance and causing them to fight against the judgement of the wooden yoke of Babylon which is actually judgement from Yah for their wickedness. Through Jeremiah YHWH tells them that the broken wooden yoke of Babylon would be replaced with an iron yoke! So we came full circle from our thief in the night admonition about the false prophets of the take back America Christian Nationalist movement to what we believe is truly a message for us today which was delivered by Jeremiah thousands of years ago. All the scriptures for this message came together just a day or two BEFORE the free speech quashing bill HR 6090 passed from the House of Representatives to the Senate and BEFORE WE WERE EVEN AWARE OF THIS PROPOSED BILL! The conservative take back America, maga, Zionist, Christian Nationalist, secure our border, conservative movement in the US which appears to be trying to remove the yoke of tyranny and corruption, may actually be succeeding in breaking the wooden yoke of Babylon only to have it replaced with a soon to come iron yoke!!!
5/12/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mark Call – Parsha “Kedoshim and Judgment” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Parsha “Kedoshim” (Leviticus chapters 19 through 20) is the regular reading for this week, following the Feast of Unleavened Bread. But given the holiday, Mark actually took a look at the first part of the reading last week, with chapter 18, and the introduction to “be holy (or ‘set apart’, y’all!) because I AM.” The […]
5/11/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 29 seconds
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 34

This week the Torah teachers continue the study of the Book of the prophet Isaiah with chapter 34.
5/10/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary, and an extended look back at the major events of the week ending Saturday, 11 May, 2024… …where the wheels finally seem to have come off the circus wagons of the sham show trials. But will anyone notice?
5/10/202449 minutes, 48 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

“THe Wheels Have Come Off the Circus Wagon…” So can we understand what comes next?
5/10/202449 minutes, 17 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

Many of us are dealing with people who just “don’t get it,” and don’t seem to recognize just how serious the situation in the world has become. And there definitely some stories and events that should be helpful when it comes to overcoming ‘cognitive dissonance,’ and what George Orwell called “doublethink” in 1984. But there […]
5/10/202449 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 9 May, 2023.
5/10/202425 minutes, 10 seconds
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Flashpoint

Why would AirBNB put out a notice to users that reservations beyond June 6 might be subject to “restricted travel,” hence, not their liability if you cannot claim your booking? Is the House Antisemitism Awareness Act the edge of the wedge for Noahide law enforcements in the US? Why are 700 Jewish professors opposed to […]
5/9/202450 minutes, 1 second
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 8 May, 2023.
5/9/202423 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 7 May, 2023. Insanity just doesn’t cut it any more. From “mostly peaceful beheadings” to Senile Dr. Strangelove to persecutors whose crimes are finally coming out. So guess what the Waste Stream Media will do?
5/8/202424 minutes, 52 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 6 May, 2023.
5/7/202424 minutes, 13 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 44

Who are you allowing to have authority in your spiritual life, your faith? Is it possible to have more than one authority as it pertains to your halacha, your walk? What does it mean to be “unequally yoked”? What is the “twisted truth”? Many of you no longer believe in Santa Clause, but there’s another […]
5/6/20241 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah 109 (Days of Elijah: Three Warnings Pt 2)

The Last Three Warnings and Shabbat HaGadol The Days of Elijah begin with Passover. Join us as we explore the role of Shabbat, especially Shabbat HaGadol, and the three foot festivals as a warning for Bride to prepare for the coming of the Bridegroom. Together we'll unpack the language of zealous striking in the feasts. This Pt 2.
5/6/202448 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mark Call – Parsha “Acharei Mot into Kedoshim teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Parsha “Acharei Mot” (Leviticus chapters 16 through 18) is the regular reading for this week, following the Feast of Unleavened Bread. But we did take a look at that week, Mark decided to look at some of the ‘common elements,’ including statutes and ordinances that span the gap between chapters 18 and then 19, which […]
5/5/20242 hours, 6 minutes, 58 seconds
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Calming Harp Episode #171

David speaks often in his Psalms about being in the Temple or the House of the Lord. What structure is he talking about? The Temple of Solomon had yet to be built years later. What is David talking about? First of all, David was a worshiper of the highest order. The act of worship was […]
5/4/202428 minutes
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Like a Thief in the Night Pt2

But you are not asleep... so then who is?  What nation or entity is sleeping?  Are those that are asleep listening to false prophets that are declaring peace and safety?  Is sudden destruction going to come upon the scoffers who are ignoring or dismissing the many 'signs in the heavens'?  Are many of us currently abiding in that nation or entity that is about to be broken into?  Lots of scriptural evidence for our thoughts on who or what entity represents those that are asleep and why we should be watching for the THIEF IN THE NIGHT at all times but possibly sooner than later.
5/4/202425 minutes
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 33

The Torah teachers continue the study of the Book of the prophet Isaiah into chapter 33, which includes what may be THE fundamental basis for the structure of the form of government we were SUPPOSED to have: The separation of powers. It’s right there in Isaiah 33:22, the Founders knew it, and every American should.
5/3/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary, and an extended look back at the major events of the week ending Saturday, 4 May, 2024… …from riots, to what is intended to be far worse.
5/3/202449 minutes, 48 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

Mark Call and David Justice discuss the news, the spin, the latest lies, and how it does seem like the things hidden are finally being revealed.
5/3/202449 minutes, 28 seconds
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Image Bearers Radio Ep. 143- What Do You Want? (Part 15)

How do we get our lives unstuck? Is belief alone the thing that gets our lives moving and producing the kind of fruit we & God desire? How do we actualize the idealized version of ourselves? In this series, we are seeking to answer the question Yeshua asked His disciples in John 1:38, “What do […]
5/3/202450 minutes
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

There is a war on ‘Truth, Justice, and the American Way,’ on so many fronts that it’s increasingly impossible for those who are not suffering from a Great Delusion to ignore. And the Bible is clear about at least part of our response, “come out of her, My people.” Which is never easy, and is […]
5/3/202449 minutes, 44 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 30 April, 2024.
5/1/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 29 April, 2024.
4/30/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Like a Thief in the Night

But you are not asleep... so then who is?  What nation or entity is sleeping?  Are those that are asleep listening to false prophets that are declaring peace and safety?  Is sudden destruction going to come upon the scoffers who are ignoring or dismissing the many 'signs in the heavens'?  Are many of us currently abiding in that nation or entity that is about to be broken into?  Lots of scriptural evidence for our thoughts on who or what entity represents those that are asleep and why we should be watching for the THIEF IN THE NIGHT at all times but possibly sooner than later.
4/29/202425 minutes, 2 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 43

Continuing with Paul’s Corinthian congregation, in his second letter he reaffirms his leadership and authority under Messiah (2 Cor 3:1). Consider that the congregates were primarily Jewish under a system that built fences around the Torah and who knew the Torah from a “letter of the law” perspective in contrast to the new teaching about […]
4/29/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah 108 (Days of Elijah: Three Warnings Pt 1)

The Last Three Warnings and Shabbat HaGadol The Days of Elijah begin with Passover. Join us as we explore the role of Shabbat, especially Shabbat HaGadol, and the three foot festivals as a warning for Bride to prepare for the coming of the Bridegroom. Together we'll unpack the language of zealous striking in the feasts.
4/28/202448 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mark Call – Parsha “Acharei Mot – ULB” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Parsha “Acharei Mot” (Leviticus chapters 16 through 18) is typically read in the timeframe of the Passover, and the week of the ‘Feast of Unleavened Bread,’ or Chag HaMaMatzot, but seems to have more to do with a major element of the Fall Feasts – the Day of Atonement. The Moed of First Fruits is […]
4/28/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 6 seconds
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Back to the Basics: Are You Born Again?

Audio reading: Lev 18:11-20 Judges 17:1-18:31 John 3:1-21 Ps 104:1-23 Prov 14:20-21 Audio reading: Lev 19:1-9 Judges 21:1-Ruth 1:22 John 4:4-42 Ps 105:1-15 Prov 14:25 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a SHADOW of things to come, but […]
4/28/202450 minutes
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Calming Harp Episode #170

This week’s theme is “Coming Home” – which applies to both Shirley and I coming back to Mississippi as well as our coming home to the presence of our Heavenly Father. This week is a High Sabbath in the Feast of the Lord calendar and we begin to count the Omer of Barley for 50 […]
4/27/202428 minutes
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 32

The Torah teachers continue the study of the Book of the prophet Isaiah into chapter 32, and some parallels that look back at Isaiah chapter 3, and also look familiar on TV today.
4/26/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary, and an extended look back at the major events of the week where the gang-rape of the Rule of Law may finally have gotten too blatant even to be ignored further by the Supreme Court… …for the week ending, really, on Saturday, 27 April, 2024. At least the reality is becoming hard to […]
4/26/202449 minutes, 47 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

This was another very interesting week, particularly when it came to exposing just what it looks like when “lawlessness abounds.” But, as Mark and David discuss, just MAYBE we may see a bit of pushback, when even the Supreme Court has to realize that the charade has become just simply TOO transparent to deny. The […]
4/26/202448 minutes, 55 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

More and more commentators are lamenting the fact that ‘errors’ like a NOT-vaccine that is neither safe, nor effective, and show trials that demonstrate not only how far from the Rule of Law a once-free nation has descended, seem to have resulted in a “loss of trust” in once-respected institutions. But, host Mark Call suggests, […]
4/26/202449 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 25 April, 2024.
4/26/202424 minutes, 58 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 24 April, 202
4/24/202425 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 23 April, 2024.
4/24/202424 minutes, 34 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 42

Is the wearing of a headscarf (or kippah for males) what is being discussed in 1 Corinthians chapter 11? Why does Paul talk about headship or authority structure in 1 Corinthians chapter 11? What does it have to do with drinking of the cup and eating the bread? How does it connect to being covenanted? […]
4/22/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah 107 (That’s So Lame)

THAT'S SO LAME With the eclipse so recent, literally putting a point on the new year of the feast cycle at the New Moon (Rosh Chodesh), it seemed proper to emphasize this year's pilgrimage through the feast. This is true specially in the United States where the eclipse bisected an already very divided nation. The eclipse gave us a glimpse of a wedding ring, which for believers in Yeshua, is the covenant, particularly Shabbat, the sign of our betrothal. We protect its holiness while we await the Bridegroom's return. During each eclipse, we have a dramatic reminder. For Americans, at the very least, I take this as a warning. Repent. Be set-apart. No more lukewarmness toward the feasts and Shabbat. Pray. Pray for the world, but especially Israel and our nation. The new moons are a zikaron, or remembrance. It is an appointed time for Adonai to "remember" us, which means to purpose an action pertaining to us. Attend Shabbat and each feast with like kind and like mind. Gather however you can. Each year at Pesach, you may have have started the journey through your last "sealing" on earth as we know it. It is your protection to the tribulation that accompanies those final days. Even as I write this, the ancient beasts of Babylon and Medo-Persia are crouching at the door. In apostolic times, the Biblical feasts were seen as a seal of protection to those who celebrated them. Seven feasts, seven seals. Sound familiar? You can find the details in Creation Gospel Workbook Six. We are living in a miracle so great that almost everyone is missing it...even those who are the miracle! What is even greater than the Exodus? The Greater Exodus! Israel being gathered from all the nations to return to her covenant, the Living Torah, and her Promised Land of covenant. Isn't that greater than the Reed Sea parting? After all, it's been almost 2000 years since a large group of people dared to proclaim Yeshua the Messiah and walk in obedience to his Torah simultaneously. As with the wilderness journey, the arguments and chaos frequently obliterate the miracle-consciousness. First, however, before the journey home, the "moral" return begins in the lands of exile. Before we walk and leap on the way to celebrate the foot festivals of Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot, we need healing. Thousands upon thousands are being healed of enmity against the Word and their Jewish brothers and sisters walking in the covenant. In ancient times, Jeroboam put up barriers on the highways of Israel to prevent the tribes of the Northern Kingdom from journeying to Jerusalem to celebrate the feasts. By separating brothers, which is the seventh and most wicked of abominations, the northern tribes quickly lost their identity among the nations. To undo this separation has to be a work of the Ruach HaKodesh. To reiterate how the Ruach works to knit together like kind, rather than scatter and separate, I'm including Chapter Two of Standing With Israel: a House of Prayer for All Nations. It describes how prayer brought Jew and non-Jew together at the time of the afternoon prayer and Temple sacrifice. This prayer is named after the sacrifice, the Minchah. It is also called Shemoneh Esrei, or Eighteen, after its eighteen individual prayers. STANDING WITH ISRAEL: A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL NATIONS CHAPTER TWO JEW AND GENTILE: PETER AND CORNELIUS The Shemoneh Esrei, whatever its form evolving in the Second Temple era, is a common prayer for both Jews and “God fearers” in Acts of the Apostles. Peter and John observe the hour of prayer: “Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.” In Acts, Peter and John are still accustomed to praying in the Temple at the appointed hour, and they encounter a lame man, likely a Jew, at the hour of Minchah prayer, the ninth hour. This is three o’clock. The lame man’s inability to walk in the life of the covenant people makes him poor. He asks alms at the Beautiful Gate (Yaffa Gate), and receives silver and gold of the Kingdom, which is strength to walk into the Temple of Israel as a strong man. His waiting for alms at the gate parallels the common term for a non Jew who practices some of the Torah, but who has not yet converted to Judaism; he is a “proselyte of the gate.” Although he is a native-born Israelite, there is yet a barrier between him and the inner Temple courts, for none blemished in body could enter into those precincts. The correlation to Minchah prayer and the poor lame man is found in Jewish law. In Berachot 34b of the Talmud, the code of Jewish law and commentary, we read, “The Minchah has the same high degree of holiness which is generally brought by a poor person.” The reason is that a poor man may have to fast his daily bread in order to afford his offering, so his Minchah has a heightened degree of holiness. Adonai’s concern for the poor is evidenced by the many provisions in Leviticus for the poor man to bring an offering of reduced cost, whether turtledoves and meal in place of flesh, or a single lamb instead of several. This poor man’s Minchah request for help from the disciples of Yeshua is endowed with special favor from his Father in heaven. Peter and John’s Shemoneh Esrei prayers of faith at the 3 o’clock hour of Minchah minister healing to the poor lame man. This restored Jew sees the beautiful feet of Peter and John, who bring him the good news of Messiah Yeshua. He no longer has to sit outside the Beautiful Gate like a Gentile, separated from the joy of the “foot festivals,” the pilgrimage feasts of Adonai, but he can walk, leap, and praise Adonai in the Temple. Yeshua is the Beautiful Gate to the House of God. By faith in the blood of the Minchah Lamb, who was sacrificed at the hour of prayer as an everlasting memorial, the restored Israelite can enter the Temple on strong feet. The cripple is reunited with his Jewish brothers and his Messiah in the life of the covenant. He affirms the blessing of the Shemoneh Esrei, “Blessed are You, O Lord, who heals the sick of your people Israel.” Cornelius is also in Minchah prayer when he is visited by the angel. “He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.” While many English readers would picture Cornelius as kneeling in prayer with clasped hands as Christians do today, the true picture would look much different. Cornelius learned of the One God of Israel from Israelites; therefore, he learned how to pray from Israelites! Picture Cornelius standing in his home facing Jerusalem. He takes three steps back, then three steps forward, symbolically stepping into the Presence of Adonai. He begins to pray, “My Adonai, open my lips, that my mouth may declare your praise…” Cornelius’ Minchah prayers are accompanied by acts of kindness to the Jews of his community. He offers not only the sacrifice of his lips, but good deeds of the Torah. The text calls Cornelius a “God-fearer.” A God-fearer is a Gentile, a “proselyte of the gate,” who has accepted the one God of Israel and who has begun to keep some of the commandments. Cornelius the God fearer also observes the Jewish hour of prayer: “And Cornelius said, ‘Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing.” In the waning decades of the second Temple, the hour of prayer is the ninth hour. This places the prayer “between the evenings,” between noon and sundown, three o’clock, the time of unity for day and night. Even the time of month when Cornelius prayed is evident. Rabbi Munk reminds us that “The Torah ordains ‘On your days of rejoicing and your holy days and on your month’s beginning, you shall blow the trumpets over your offerings that they may be to you a memorial (zikaron) before your God.” Just as the Jews place goodwill money offerings in the Temple trumpets to accompany their prayers, Cornelius’ good deeds are offered with prayer, and together they ascend as a memorial offering, a zikaron, for the angel says, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.” Cornelius’ Minchah prayer and gifts to the poor parallel Peter’s Minchah and gift to the poor, not silver and gold, but healing. Rosh Chodesh, the first day of the lunar Biblical month, is a day appointed for sacrifices of prayer and good deeds to be an especial zikaron to Adonai. This may be Cornelius’ exact day of prayer. When one is fasting as Cornelius says he is the day of his visitation, a significant benediction of the Shemoneh Esrei is inserted. The fasting benediction is a fervent plea to Adonai to answer the prayer: Answer us, Adonai, answer us, on this day of our fast, for we are in great distress. Do not pay attention to our wickedness; do not hide Your Face from us, and do not ignore our plea. Please be near to our cry; please comfort us with your kindness – before we call to You answer us, as it is said: ‘And it will be that before they call, I will answer; while they are speaking, I will hear.’ For You, Adonai, are the One Who responds in time of distress, who redeems and rescues. The answer to Cornelius’ fervent Minchah prayer is that indeed, while he is yet speaking, Adonai hears and answers. Cornelius is rewarded with not only acceptance of his zikaron offering of prayer, but redemption for his whole household, and the gate is opened for the unification of the Jew and Gentile in the Commonwealth of Israel. The Orthodox Jewish translation of the New Testament plainly connects the zikaron (remembrance) to the unification of Jew and Gentile through the sacrifice of Messiah. Paul urges the Ephesians to Have zikaron (remembrance) that you were at that time unrelated and separate from Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach, having been alienated from the citizenship in the Am Berit, from Yisroel, being strangers to the Beritot HaHavtacha, lost, and having no tikvah (hope) and without G d in the Olam Hazeh. But now in Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach Yehoshua, you, who formerly were in the outermost courts, have been brought near by the kapparah of the dam of Moshiach. Therefore, then, no longer are you zarim and aliens, but you are fellow citizens of the Kadoshim and bnei bayit members of the household of G-d. The KJV translates the same passage: Therefore remember, that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh…that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ...For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one…that in Himself He might make the two into one new man…for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household… Paul’s placing of believing Gentiles within the Am Berit, or as most English translations read, the Commonwealth of Israel, and the Gentiles’ inclusion with the bnei bayit, or Children of the Household, gives credence to Rabbi Munk’s comment on a portion of the Minchah Shemoneh Esrei: “The third group (of prayers) comprises the spiritual preconditions for the reunion of the nation of Israel under the rule of G-d. According to the prediction of the prophets, the spiritual and moral foundation will have to be laid before the rehabilitation of our people can take place.” Cornelius’ commandment-keeping, acts of kindness to the Jews, and participation in a “Jewish” prayer lay the moral foundation for the rescue and reunion of Israel under the rule of God. Apathy, hatred, and jealousy among Israelites is so lame it prohibits entry to the House. Where do we think we're going? A lame person cannot fully engage the Shabbat and feasts, a Beautiful Gate into the Presence of our Father at His feasts. He is separate from the House. We are being healed. Rise up and walk. Walk to Shabbat. Walk to the Passover seder with a staff in your hand, ready to collect the seven seals of Yeshua's kingdom. They are seven beautiful gates, and each week, the Shabbat gate protects you and beautifies you for the Bridegroom while you journey between the feasts. Healing is available for Jew and non-Jew. One household. One House. A foot-festival is approaching quickly. The zealous spirit of Elijah says, "The King is coming." Prepare.
4/22/202448 minutes, 5 seconds
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Mark Call – Parsha “Metzora” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Parsha “Metzora” (Leviticus chapters 14 through 15) is almost like “part two” of something many people might tend to skip over anyway. But don’! After all, this malady hasn’t been seen in – at least! – many centuries. So how could it possibly be SO relevant to exactly what is happening now? Start with this […]
4/21/20241 hour, 57 minutes, 34 seconds
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Hidden Leaven… In Plain Sight!

Originally from PASSOVER 2022 BUT EVEN MORE RELEVANT & PROFOUND TODAY THAN IT WAS 2 YEARS AGO! - Passover, Leaven & Judging Others… Should We? – Are we as a chosen & transformed people, who do our best to follow all the instructions of YHWH (His Torah) that we are able to follow, looking right past Leaven or Sin in our own lives which is actually hiding right out in the open for outsiders to see and judge as wicked? Then tackling another big issue which is actually interconnected with hidden leaven, should we be judging one another? the world? or ourselves? What does judging mean anyway? Did you know there are actually at least 2 main Greek words that are both translated into English as judge? Let’s insert the correct meanings in order to understand judging better.
4/20/202425 minutes
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Calming Harp Episode #169

As Passover comes to us this week, I wanted to share the Psalms of 113 and 114 along with the music of the Frequency of Fire which represents the Altar of Sacrifice or Brazen Altar. Yashua was the Passover Lamb – His Blood is what the sacrificial blood represented that kept the destroying angel from […]
4/20/202428 minutes
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Flashpoint

Is Israel waiting until after Pesach to deliver its real retaliation against Iran?  Both Steve and I had externally shut down at about the 16.30 mark in the second half.  Please take note of the topic we were discussing.  Evidently, we were too close to …  Please pray for protection.  Is mass media finally admitting […]
4/20/202450 minutes
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 30 – 31

The Torah teachers complete the study of Isaiah chapter 30, and then chapter 31.
4/19/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 24 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary, and an extended look back at the week where the ONLY accurate word to describe the action in the District of Criminal Swamp was “Treason”… …for the week ending, really, on Friday, April the 19th, 2024.
4/19/202449 minutes, 46 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

The topic of the week is Treason. Making war against the states of the union, and the people. And there is a LOT of it! Which is not at all surprising; we’ve seen it for a long time. But now, the House and Senate BOTH give the infamous ‘middle finger’ to even a pretense that […]
4/19/202448 minutes, 59 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

This week, Mark can’t help but take note of an AMAZING ‘confluence of events,’ both currently, and in history: April the 19th, the Real “Patriot’s Day,” was the date in 1775 of the “shot heard ’round the world,” and Lexington and Concord Green, that began the War for American Independence, and marking one of the […]
4/19/202449 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 18 April, 2024.
4/19/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 17 April, 2024. SO much going on that the Fake Three-Letter News agencies just don’t want you to know…
4/18/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 16 April, 2024.
4/17/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 15 April, 2024.
4/16/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 41

In one of his letters to the Corinthians Paul talks about the cup that Yeshua gave to his disciples and said, this is my blood of the renewed covenant. (1 Cor 11:25) Why was Paul talking about this cup? What does it have to do with the covenant? What was the issue in his congregation? […]
4/15/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 48 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah 106 (Getting Stoned)

Getting Stoned Biblically, that is. Torah contains many commandments. Some of those are positive, "you shalls," and some are negative, "you shall nots." Most frequently, the negative commandments carry tangible punishments such as restitution, whiplashes, hanging, or even stoning. Sometimes no punishment is prescribed, or a vague phrase, "he shall be cut off from his people." It has been speculated to be banishment or shunning, and some sources say this is a Divine punishment, not a human one. Let's take a closer look at stoneable offenses, which will help us to understand a Divine punishment in John's Revelation. “You shall also say to the sons of Israel: ‘Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones.’” (Le 20:2) “Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.” (Le 20:27) “Moreover, the one who blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him. The alien as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death….Then Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, and they brought the one who had cursed outside the camp and stoned him with stones. Thus the sons of Israel did, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.” (Le 24:16, 23) “Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the sabbath day…Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘The man shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.’ So all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him to death with stones, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.” (Nu 15:32-36) Idolatry, dark arts, blasphemy, and desecration of the Shabbat are the most explicit of the commandments that carry a death penalty of stoning. An additional commandment against adultery is linked to idolatry: Thus they went in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewd women. But they, righteous men, will judge them with the judgment of adulteresses and with the judgment of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands. ‘For thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Bring up a company against them and give them over to terror and plunder. The company will stone them with stones and cut them down with their swords; they will slay their sons and their daughters and burn their houses with fire. Thus I will make lewdness cease from the land, that all women may be admonished and not commit lewdness as you have done. Your lewdness will be requited upon you, and you will bear the penalty of worshiping your idols; thus you will know that I am the Lord GOD.’” (Ezekiel 23:44-49) The Ezekiel passage is addressed to two nations in their state of apostasy, Oholah (Northern tribes of Israel) and Oholibah (Judah). They are also called mystically "Babylon" and "Egypt" because they carried with them the adulteries/idolatries of Egypt and Babylon and continued to practice them. Their example was a message to other "women," or nations. The vital transition in Revelation is that first Israel is warned through the "moedic memos" to the Seven Assemblies of Revelation. Next, those nations from which they carried the adulterous idolatries are judged. The smaller to greater pattern may also be seen in Zechariah 14:17 when he prophesies that the commandment that initially was specific to Israel of going up to Jerusalem for the foot festivals of Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot will extend to the other nations in the millennium. It then explains why John prophesies in the Revelation to the world that they will suffer the same sentences applied to Israel for the "stoning" offenses. As those nations transition to King Yeshua's rule over the earth, they, like Pharaoh, will suffer stoning for stubborness concerning control of Israel and the commandments of Adonai. To understand how stoning was performed, we have to erase our memories of high school reading assignments such as "The Lottery" or news images of men stoning women in Afghanistan. While throwing stones at someone until they are dead is one way of stoning, the Biblical method is rarely explained outside of Judaism. The Jewish understanding of how to perform stoning is rooted in Moses’ warning at Sinai to protect the people from the hailstones by which they would be stoned if they approached the mountain: “And you shall set bounds around it for the people, saying, ‘Guard yourself from ascending the mountain or touching its edge; whoever touches the mountain shall surely die. A hand shall not touch it, for he shall be stoned or he shall be cast down; whether animal or person he shall not live; when the blast of the ram’s horn is drawing out, they will ascend the mountain.” (Ex 19:12-13) Judicial orders of stoning in ancient times consisted of first, pushing the guilty one off a high place, such as a cliff. This was the "casting down." If the person were to somehow survive the fall, then he or she would be stoned, sometimes placing a heavy rock on the chest to prevent breathing. First the fall, second the stones. Exodus 9:25 was a plague of hail in Egypt which affected unbelieving man and beast: “Now therefore send, bring your livestock and whatever you have in the field to safety. Every man and beast that is found in the field and is not brought home, when the hail comes down on them, will die.”’” (v. 19) This is just after a pestilence upon the beasts of Egypt (but not of the prepared Hebrews) which knocked them off their feet (Re 2:22-23). Likewise, those following the idolatrous teaching in Thyatira, which corresponds to the fourth feast of Shavuot, will be thrown on a sickbed and afflicted with pestilence for eating things offered to idols. Egypt and Babylon. Fallen, fallen. The unprepared "believers" and the rebellious world: fallen, fallen. This equivalency sounds very familiar from the Revelation of John, which describes those who conform themselves to the image of the beast. The nations are judged at the blowing of the shofar at Yom Teruah in the fall, whereas Shavuot, the conclusion of Pesach, is the warning to the righteous among all nations to prepare. If prepared by “holiness and washing” (Ex 19:14), they will be prepared to cross the boundary and ascend the mountain at Yom Teruah without fear of stoning or being cast down. Put that in the context of ascending into the cloud, "going up" as the resurrection, then it makes sense why Israel could not ascend until a specific shofar was heard, the Great Shofar of Yom Teruah that accompanies Yeshua's return. It is the plague of the Seventh Angel, corresponding to Shabbat and Sukkot, that stones the nations of the earth. If we read the context of Revelation 16, it references Babylon, recalling the Tower of Bavel when mankind agreed to challenge the boundary of heaven to achieve eternal life. Their attempt to approach the mountain without holiness and washing results in this: “And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe.” (Re 16:21) Egypt and Babylon were the sources of the idolatry-adultery of Israel and Judah. Egypt handed off the authority of the serpent to the first beast kingdom, Babylon. Israel and Judah will be judged first. The righteous among them will wash themselves and their "clothes" (garment of salvation, robes of righteous deeds) and be prepared to go up to the mountain at Shavuot (not saying they will). The nations and the lukewarm among Israel and Judah will hear the Great Shofar at Yom Teruah, yet not be prepared to ascend. If they try, they will be "stoned." What would keep them from ascending, or worse yet, being "stoned"? Adultery/idolatry, dark arts, blaspheming, and profaning Shabbat are all associated with the punishment of stoning. Warn, judge, cast down, stone. Yeshua uses the language of Yom Teruah, when he comes like a thief in the night, to warn the world to be "awake" on Judgment Day. Yom Teruah is the opening of the books, and Yom HaKippurim is the closing ten days later, a period known at the Terrible Days, the Great and Terrible Day of Adonai: “Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.” (Re 16:15) The preparation for Shavuot at Sinai to receive the Torah included washing one’s clothes. This warning was given through Moses. The Torah. The clothes must then be “kept,” or guarded, shamar. This guards the person's body. Likewise, the preparation for Yom Teruah is to stay awake: “Awake you sleeper, arise from the dead...”  The warning is to “keep” one’s clothes, which were washed to prepare for Shavuot, all the way to the Great Shofar, the Resurrection of the Dead at Yom Teruah. Discerning the Body of the Bride on Shabbat is to guard the first of the moedim, to guard one’s clothes. Guarding one’s clothes from Re 16:15 has a Hebrew cognate, shamar, which is also used in the “wedding ring” of Shabbat as shamor et yom ha-shabbat: “Observe the sabbath day to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you.” (Dt 5:12) ??????? ???????? ????????? ??????????? ????????? ??????? ?????? ????????? It is because of this warning of stoning at Shavuot that Jewish scholars scrupulously read guidelines concerning stoning offenses in the Torah. “He shall be stoned or he shall be cast down” (Ex 19:13 Artscroll) explains how the death sentence is executed.  If a person is observed committing a stonable offense, he should be warned, just as the Israelites were warned to wash and keep themselves and their garments until the Presence was revealed on the mountain. The beast will try to "ascend" in rebellion, not obedience, with the stonable offense of blasphemy: There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. (Re 13:5-6) Adultery/idolatry, dark arts, blasphemy, Sabbath-breaking. The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts. (Re 9:20-21) The offender is warned first. If he does not repent (stop), then he is judged. When he is found guilty, he is stoned. The very presence of believers who obey the Word of Adonai and proclaim Yeshua's testimony serves as a warning to the nations. Those "lukewarm" believers who are a little like obedient Israel and a little like the rebellious world will be assigned a place with unbelievers, at least for a time. (Lk 12:46) They failed to warn the idolators, magic-workers, blasphemers, and Sabbath-breakers. Maybe they've even engaged in it themselves like the Thyatirans. What we do, how we walk before others is the testimony of Yeshua that can warn the world and protect them from falling down and from the hailstones of judgment. Why wouldn't the Master be angry when He returns if His own witnesses have treated His Shabbat casually? Those sentenced by the court to be stoned are First pushed down from a high stoning place. The fall may kill them. Should he survive the fall, he will be stoned with stones. Yes, as Israel is judged, so will the nations follow quickly: “The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell...” (Re 16:19) First they will be warned like Pharaoh with plagues. Then they will fall. Then they will be stoned. Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of war and battle? (Job 38:22-23) The message to Laodicea, the Seventh Assembly, is to not think that being "lukewarm" concerning the Shabbat would adequate covering to survive the Presence that is encountered at the resurrection of the dead in the cloud on the Mountain. It isn't. It wasn't in the wilderness, and it won't be when we hear the Great Shofar. Yeshua gives the warning: "I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. Because you say, 'I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,' and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent." (Re 3:15-19) Every Shabbat could be the most important Shabbat of your life. We've been warned. Don't get stoned. Why else would the most important number in Revelation be seven? We've seen the Words. We'll hear the sound. Soon, we will see the sounds.
4/15/202448 minutes, 52 seconds
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Global Prayer for Israel – May 15, 2024

Genesis 123 Foundation and Bridge Connector Ministries are partnering together to launch a Global Day of Prayer for Israel on May 15, 2024.  May 15 is the day on the secular calendar in 1948 on which Israel achieved independence. Israel’s enemies call it the “Nakba,” or Catastrophe. They speak of Israel’s very existence as a “catastrophe”. Join […]
4/14/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Parsha “Tazria” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Here’s another one of those paraschot that just seems to be SO “old testament,” and that has perhpas even been used as a poster child for “done away with.” After all, it’s a ‘disease’ that hasn’t been seen for centuries, except in a few Bible movies, and isn’t really “leprosy” at all, anyway. So who […]
4/14/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 46 seconds
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Calming Harp Episode #168

This week we will look at a Psalm that isn’t in the book of Psalms. Habakkuk 3 starts out by calling it a prayer or song, and then uses the formats and style of the Psalms of David. This Psalm ends by asking it to be given to the singers and instrumentalists for the worship […]
4/13/202428 minutes
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SONGS & SINGERS OF REVELATION Pt2

The Song of Moses, the Song of the Lamb & the New Song. We know that the Song of Moses is found in Deuteronomy, but where can we find the Song of the Lamb?  How about the New Song that can only be learned by the 144,000?  Are there clues in scripture as to what the New Song will be?  What might we learn ABOUT the singers of these songs with regard to their whereabouts (during the tribulation and wrath) from the songs they sing?  You might be surprised!  This is part 2 of a 2 part introductory series.  Then we plan to dig into the details of the New Song & 144,000 that sing it!
4/13/202425 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary, and an extended look back at the week of a total solar eclipse, where no terrorism was seen, but the Hand of the Creator arguably was, and other Truth just kept slipping out as well… …for the week ending Friday, 12 April, 2024.
4/12/202449 minutes, 47 seconds
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 30

Ray Harrison is back this week with the other Torah teachers, Marks Pitrone and Call, and they continue the study of the Book of the prophet Isaiah/YesheYahu into chapter 30.
4/12/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 2 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

David Justice and Mark Call team up to take a look back at some of the major, and more “revealing,” events of the past week, but also a look “behind the events.” And this week, even more than usual, that means ‘conspiracy theories’ confirmed, and outright, bald-faced lies, long told, that are being blown to […]
4/12/202453 minutes, 28 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

Mark welcomes back special guest Harmon Taylor of ‘Legal Reality.’ There have been a number of recent court cases, and ultimately horrible examples, of what has happened to the ‘rule of law.’ But they tend to demonstrate what Harmon has taught for quite some time: Most people have entered in bondage, ‘voluntarily,’ even if in […]
4/12/202449 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 11 April, 2024. More admissions that Big Brother can destroy anyone they feel like, whenever they want, and other revelations…
4/11/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Image Bearers Radio Ep. 142- What Do You Want? (Part 14)

How do we get our lives unstuck? Is belief alone the thing that gets our lives moving and producing the kind of fruit we & God desire? How do we actualize the idealized version of ourselves? In this series, we are seeking to answer the question Yeshua asked His disciples in John 1:38, “What do […]
4/10/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 9 April, 2024. There WAS a sign in the heavens on Monday, some evidently got it, and the world is still here. But so are the same issues that haven’t yet played out. And there are quite a few “Amazing Coincidences,” too. Maybe even downright Unbelievable…
4/9/202425 minutes, 10 seconds
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Image Bearers Radio Ep. 141- What Do You Want? (Part 13)

How do we get our lives unstuck? Is belief alone the thing that gets our lives moving and producing the kind of fruit we & God desire? How do we actualize the idealized version of ourselves? In this series, we are seeking to answer the question Yeshua asked His disciples in John 1:38, “What do […]
4/8/202450 minutes
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 40

On what issue do Christians and those who are Messianic Torah Observant agree? How did Abraham obey Torah before Mt. Sinai? (Genesis 26:4-5) What is the whole point of Torah observance? When Yeshua gave his disciples the bread and wine, saying this is the new covenant in my blood, did He start the ritual called […]
4/8/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah 105 (One Size Fits All)

One Size Fits All "Tzav" "One Size Fits All!" We’ve probably all been duped by that assurance! Sure it fits, as long as you don't mind sleeves so long you could make it into a straitjacket! One size definitely doesn’t fit all. Do we trust the ad enough to order it online? Do we hire a personal shopper who knows our taste, our height, our weight, body shape, even arm length? How about prayer? Does one size fit all? That’s a common question even though it is not usually worded that way. Frequently I hear objections to Jewish prayer as vain repetition. It’s an uninformed way of looking at it, but we often simply repeat what someone who we respected told us. As we allow the Ruach HaKodesh to turn our spiritual life upside down repeatedly, that may be one area that turns. To help coach new-to-Torah believers in the basics of Jewish prayer, I’ve written books such as Standing With Israel: A House of Prayer for All Nations, Messianic Shabbat Service, and Creation Gospel Workbook Six: Hebrew Prayer and Worship Traditions. Rather than cover that ground again, I thought I would reiterate one of the principles of Hebrew prayer. Although the basic daily, feast, and Shabbat prayers are fixed and do not change, they do not need to. The Temple service was the same. Fixed. As the daily prayers took the place of the Temple services after its destruction, they too, were fixed. There is room in the Amidah prayers for spontaneous, personal conversation with Adonai. The point of Hebrew prayer is that the person is transformed with each prayer. When I pray the Amidah in the evening, I am not the same person who prayed it that morning. The conversation with Adonai changed me. As immersion into Messiah Yeshua makes me a new person, so does the fire of the Ruach burn me on the altar each day. This is why it is so difficult to advise someone on which siddur (prayer book) to purchase. It’s kind of like picking out someone else’s clothes, especially if you don’t know them personally. I’d need to know several things: 1. Do you want Hebrew text, English, or both? 2. Do you want an English transliteration? 3. Do you need a daily siddur, Shabbat siddur, or a combination of both? 4. Do you want a Messianic siddur? 5. Large print, or are you good with a font the size of a gnat’s tattoo in the pocket size? You get the gist. This week’s Ulpan-Or newsletter on the Torah portion is an excellent illustration of the personal relationship with prayer. The ashes from altar that burn down from the previous day are symbolically placed beside it. Today’s sacrifice will be a new one. Today’s prayers will be new because we are new, re-born of fire and water. With their permission to reproduce, I’ve included Ulpan-Or's lesson below: TORAH PORTION "Tzav" This Shabbat we will read Torah Portion "Tzav". In our Torah Portion Tzav, G?d instructs Moses to command Aaron and his sons regarding their duties who offer the offerings on the altar in the Sanctuary. The fire on the altar had to be kept burning at all times. It is interesting to notice that each and every morning, the first order of the day in the Holy Temple was for the priest to remove a small portion of the ashes from the altar and place it on the floor just next to the altar. Why particularly the priest had to start each day with removing ashes from the previous day? What was the purpose of this ritual? The purpose of this ritual was not merely to tidy up the ashes left over from the fire that had burned all night. The priest only had to remove a very small symbolic amount of ash. And, in fact, after the first priest would remove a small portion of the ashes, the other priests would place the remainder of the ashes in a large heap in the center of the altar. Why is it so important that it’s the first ritual performed in the Temple, - the first step in the service of G?d? What is the significance of lifting and removing the symbolic amount of ashes? Let us think. What are ashes? These are what is left over from the previous day’s service. Your yesterday, may have been perfect. Yesterday, you may have achieved a lot with your talents and strengths. But, …. That was yesterday. However, if you do the same thing today, you do not grow spiritually. If you repeat what you did yesterday - then you are merely stuck in the past. You remain the “Old You”. So, the ashes that represent “the old me” must be removed, in order to clear the way for “the new me,” that today will actualize today’s greater potential. That’s why the first step in serving G?d each morning is the realization that that the ashes that represent “the old me” must be removed, in order to clear the way for “the new me,” One must tell himself – Tomorrow will be totally different - not just “a bit different,” The next day’s potential would be so much greater. Unlike in the Beatles’ song “Yesterday”, one should not long for yesterday, but rather look onward for a better tomorrow. Remembering the exodus from Egypt is so central to Judaism. Egypt in Hebrew is Mitzrayim - ?????, and it means “constraints.” So, if today you are in the same spiritual space that you were in yesterday, you are in Egypt – you are constrained. The verse in the Torah insists that you “remember the day you left Egypt all the days of your life.” Each morning when we wake up, we need to remember to symbolically remove the ashes of yesterday and not limit ourselves to the person we were yesterday. As Dr. Joe Dispenza says in his book: “Breaking the Habit of being yourself: “If you want a new outcome, you will have to break the habit of being yourself, and reinvent a new self."
4/8/202448 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mark Call – Parsha “Shmini” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Parsha “Shmini” (Leviticus chapters 9 through 11) appears to be an unusual combination. It begins on the ‘eighth day,’ with the climax of the consecration of the priests, Aaron and his sons, and only appears to end when “there came forth fire from before YHVH.” Those same words frame the tragedy of the death of […]
4/7/20242 hours, 13 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Astonishing Significance of Red Heifers in Our Day

Here is a High-Level Summary from both an Old and New Testament Perspective: *There have been only nine red heifer sacrifices throughout biblical history. *The Red Heifer had to be without spot or blemish (Numbers 19:1-10) *The Red Heifer was burned outside of the camp. *The likely place where the red heifer will be sacrificed […]
4/6/202449 minutes, 35 seconds
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SONGS & SINGERS OF REVELATION Pt1

The Song of Moses, the Song of the Lamb & the New Song. We know that the Song of Moses is found in Deuteronomy, but where can we find the Song of the Lamb?  How about the New Song that can only be learned by the 144,000?  Are there clues in scripture as to what the New Song will be?  What might we learn ABOUT the singers of these songs with regard to their whereabouts (during the tribulation and wrath) from the songs they sing?  You might be surprised!  This is part 1 of a 2 part introductory series.  Then we plan to dig into the details of the New Song & 144,000 that sing it!
4/6/202425 minutes
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Calming Harp Episode #167

As we watched the snow fall here in Montana, my thoughts were turned towards Psalms 147 and 148. David reminds us that our Heavenly Father is the One who controls all of creation, even the snow. In a wonderful YouTube video, Louie Giglio demonstrates how all of creation is praising our Heavenly Father 24 hours […]
4/6/202428 minutes
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 29 concl

The teachers complete the study of Isaiah chapter 29, and this week that includes the warning from Yahushua in Mark chapter 7, “well did Isaiah prophesy of you…” …because most of the ‘sun-god-day’ churches STILL just pay “lip service” to Him, but then “make the commandments of Elohim of no effect” by what they claim […]
4/5/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 25 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary, and an extended look back at the week where a senile imposter in diapers declaring Tranny Visibility trumps a Resurrection was just the beginning of the outrages… …for the week ending Saturday, 30 March, 2024.
4/5/202449 minutes, 46 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

David and Mark take a look back at a week where warnings about what is on the horizon even eclipsed the transgender paganism oozing from the Oval Orifice.
4/5/202449 minutes, 8 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

In the category, “Best New Plot For a World-Shattering Follow-On Plandemic…” …the winner is: Bird Flu, aka H5-N1. And the question is, just how stupid do the Neo-Faucis of the World think people really are? Hmmm. Maybe they already know that answer. It’s time to brace for what’s next, folks.
4/5/202449 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 4 April, 2024. It may be Deja Vu All Over Again.
4/5/202424 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 3 April, 2024. From major earthquakes to real potentially earth-shaking events…
4/4/202425 minutes, 10 seconds
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Flashpoint

Was the Baltimore bridge an accident or an attack?  What would be the motive for an attack?  What factors surrounding the eclipse of April 8 give one pause?  What stunning truths have come to light regarding the Covid non-pandemic?  Why are so many western countries criminalizing free speech?  How do top scientists examine the issue […]
4/4/202450 minutes, 1 second
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 2 April, 2024. From WW III escalation, to the next phase of the Greatest Crime in Human History, (so far) to ‘signs in the heavens…’ …there’s a LOT going on this week. And it’s still early.
4/3/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 1 April, 2024.
4/2/202424 minutes, 29 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 39

What are the “shepherds” spoken about in Jeremiah 23? Why were they given a scathing rebuke? What’s the difference between esteeming self and self-esteem? How does discouragement, worry and stress relate to the covenant? Ezekiel chapter 37 talks about the prophet speaking to dry bones–what is this about? Rabbi Steve Berkson brings clarity to the […]
4/1/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah 104 (Whiplash)

Violence in Eden: Whiplash Although its connection to Yom HaKippurim (A Day like Purim) is more easily heard, the story of Purim in the scroll of Esther holds references to all the feasts. In fact, Purim holds a key to Passover that is very practical. It has to do with how the danger started: evil words. Chametz. Leaven. When Queen Esther calls the Jews to fast with her against the evil, it is during the days of matzah! The antidote to the violence of evil words is holy words, words spoken in prayer and fasting. By fasting and praying with unleavened tongues, the power of evil was broken. In our "Benjamin Will Not Bow" newsletter, we searched back to Eden to find the source of slander, gossip, and separating brothers in conflict. Ezekiel describes the Edenic violation as a kind of violence. Indeed, today, when people profess hatred toward others, it often leads to actual violence. It "spreads out" two human beings made in the image of Elohim that were not created to be apart. Ezekiel 28:12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,“You had the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.13 “You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: the ruby, the topaz and the diamond; the beryl, the onyx and the jasper; the lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald; and the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, was in you. On the day that you were created they were prepared.14 “You were the anointed cherub who covers, and I placed you there.You were on the holy mountain of God; you walked in the midst of the stones of fire.15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until unrighteousness was found in you.16 By the abundance of your trade (rakal) you were internally filled with violence (malu chamas), and you sinned; therefore I have cast you as profane from the mountain of God and I have destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I put you before kings, that they may see you. It is rather odd that "trade" led to "violence," or chamas. Perhaps there is more to the word than is translated. What is "trade" in Hebrew? Rakhal- “...go about, from one to another” There is much debate on the identity of the “King of Tyre.” In this type of prophecy, the "villain" may be an archetype of a certain sinner. The tip-off is that it is anachronistic, completely out of the time period. Just as often it will work on the positive side, such as a later person coming "in the spirit of Elijah," for instance. This violent violator walked among ”fiery stones” until he was cast out because of his “trade,” rakhal. The same accusation is made against Babylon in Revelation. The Adversary, the serpent, goes back and forth between Adonai and His People to accuse. The trafficker has two connotations: go about for spice trading and slandering. A High Priest is to go about with spices for atonement, not leverage to accuse Israel. On the other hand, false witness was trafficked to convict Yeshua. Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES. (1 Co 5:6-13) If only Adam and Eve hadn't associated with an immoral "person," the slanderer! Why are we so hesitant to confront a slanderer? We're not supposed to even eat with one...it's quite a sour fruit even though it looks juicy. A “reviler” as Paul describes is G3060 ???????? loídoros The KJV translates Strong's G3060 in the following manner: railer (1x), reviler (1x). Its Hebrew cognate is from din, judgment: madon ?????? ?????? H4066 from H1777; a contest or quarrel:—brawling, contention(-ous), discord, strife. One who quarrels is one who is both arrogant and “leavened,” prone to distort the truth. The serpent in the Garden was a trafficker of falsely twisted information. Slander is a reviling truth to separate humans from Elohim and one another. It's probably not the whole story, just enough to deceive. We must remove these things before Passover. It is chametz! During the search for leaven, and especially the seven days of Matzah, beware of slander, gossip, and lies. If you have to tape your mouth shut and wear noise-canceling headphones, do it! Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil, who spreads strife. H4066 (Pr 6:14) ? A perverse man spreads ?????? strife, H4066 And a slanderer separates intimate friends. (Pr 16:28) ? Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious H4066 man to kindle strife. (Pr 26:21) ? An arrogant man stirs up strife, H4066 But he who trusts in the LORD will prosper. (Pr 28:25) Stirring up strife is evidence we don’t trust Adonai in the situation. It is “tongue-leaven”: So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? (Ja 3:5-11) It is so clear from James' warning that pride is what sets the stage for the evil tongue and all the abominations that follow. Is Passover just about finding leavened products in our homes, or is it about finding the arrogance that leavens us? 15 ‘You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly. 16 You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD. 17 ‘You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor but shall not incur sin because of him. 18 You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD. (Le 19:15-18) Are there any other commandments in Scripture that we so predictably apply to other people? You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people...[Sefer HaChinnuch to Le 19:16] The Jewish sages explain: “This means that if we hear a person telling something bad about his fellow, we should not go and tell him, ‘So and so is saying this-and-this about you’ unless it is our intention to remove or avoid injury or to stop a quarrel. Our Sages of blessed memory said of the word rakkil (talebearer, slanderer): rakh, soft (kind), to one, and harsh to another. Another meaning: do not be as a Rokhel (peddler), loading up with words and going to peddle them...evil gossip and its partner, slander...bring death to the one who says it, the one who receives it, and the one about whom it is told-but most of all to the one who receives it...he is as one who violates a royal command...” This explains the violence done by the serpent. He "peddled" words to Eve. To this day, he "peddles" words back and forth from human beings to the Throne, most regrettably, even back and forth from the people of Adonai to His Throne. He accuses us because we continue to load up his peddler's cart with our word-poisons against one another. The same tongues that could make peace instead create distance, killing relationships. Just as Adam and Even were separated from the Presence in the Garden, so we continually hide our faces from one another. One day, the Adversary will have no more words from our lips to peddle, and he will be cast down to earth. This is our goal in preparing for Passover. Make peace. It will not make itself, for peace must be made. Peace is not a spontaneous miracle, but humility in two parties who build it together. Adonai makes peace in the Heavens; it is our job to make peace on earth. What is the Torah's punishment for a slanderer? It requires no whiplashes from the beit din, but instead, Adonai Himself is thought to send agents of judgment with “whiplashes.” Whiplashes are frequently the punishment for violations of the mishpatim, mostly for violation of a negative commandment. Whiplashes can be both literal by human hands or through Divine judgment: If there is a dispute between men and they go to court, and the judges decide their case, and they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked, then it shall be if the wicked man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall then make him lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of stripes according to his guilt. He may beat him forty times but no more, so that he does not beat him with many more stripes than these and your brother is not degraded in your eyes. (Dt 25:1-3) In the case above, the dispute has a clear innocent person and guilty person. Righteous and innocent. Even the punishment must not be degrading, a mercy the wicked did not extend to the righteous. Slander, however, incurs Divine whiplashes. Consider this slander committed by the ten evil spies concerning the Land itself. By using the truth about the Land of Israel, they turned the hearts of the people against it! According to the number of days which you spied out the land, forty days, for every day you shall bear your guilt a year, even forty years, and you will know My opposition. (Nu 13:4) Moses didn't give anyone a whipping over the slander and the peddling of malicious talk. Yet, just as in Eden, the sentence was death. The slanderers would die off in forty years, a year for a day. These were Divine "whiplashes." It is as if Adonai knew the degree of malice each man arrogantly kindled with his tongue, and He set the forty-year death time-table accordingly. Some were executed sooner, some later in the journey. In the graphic below, you can see that whiplashes are sometimes seen in Scripture as the words of a malicious tongue, yet also the judgment of Adonai Himself. Yeshua describes it this way: And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master will be a long time in coming,’ and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk; the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers. And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes, but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more. (Lk 12:42-48) When is it okay to be a tattletale? Mordechai demonstrates: When the truth will save a life. By telling of the plot to assassinate the king, he saved his life. Queen Esther does it more boldly: she accuses wicked Haman in his very presence and saves the lives of all the Jews in Persia! The assassins and wicked Haman both set out to do the same thing with their tongues: kill. Given time, they would have completed the killing task that their tongues began. They arrogantly decided who had a right to live. So it is with slander. We arrogantly decide who has a right to live and begin to flog our enemies with gossip and slander to kill their reputations. In Vayigash, Judah atoned for Benjamin, not knowing he was innocent of the charge. In Esther, Benjamin (Mordechai and Esther are Benjaminites) atones for Judah. Atonement can be a painful thing because peacemaking carries a risk of personal loss. So when we see a peddler's cartful of words rolling our way, we know what to do. Even though the king was an unwitting receiver of the slander against the Jews, he did receive some lashes. The trouble it started resulted in a number of deaths when he granted the Jews the authority to defend themselves against attackers. The king is supposed to protect his people, not set them up for harm. He received the words, and death happened. How much more will those suffer who know better than to receive the words, yet they purchase the juicy fruit of slanderous lips. Like Yeshua said, it's violence, beating up fellow-servants. And they thought it cost them nothing. Free fruit juice. Whiplash is coming when that cart skids to a stop before the King and Judge of all the earth. May we unload any apples of our own in that cart before Passover.
4/1/202449 minutes, 25 seconds
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What is Life Like for Northern Residents of Israel Right Now? How YOU Can Get Involved!

Today, we meet Pastor Carl of Church on the Rock, in Florence Oregon and his two Israeli guests, Buddy and Natalie D. Buddy and Natalie are from Misgav Am, a Kibbutz on the Northernmost border of Israel overlooking Lebanon. Since the war broke out on Oct 7, more than 130,000 Israelis have been evacuated from […]
3/31/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Parsha “Tzav” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Parsha “Tzav” (Leviticus chapters 6 through 8) begins with the word ‘command,’ but this time specifically Aaron and his sons, having to do with some more detail of the offerings that they are going to make. And, again, there is something for us to learn here, too, but it starts with a realization, and an […]
3/31/20242 hours, 8 minutes, 55 seconds
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Calming Harp Episode #166

As I look around and see the flowers of spring lifting their beautiful blooms above the earth, I am reminded how our heavenly father created the world to show through the cycles of the seasons how we are constantly given NEW opportunities to return to our Heavenly Father for redemption. Psalms 96 and 98 remind […]
3/30/202428 minutes
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 29

The teachers explore chapter 29 of the Book of the prophet Isaiah/YesheYahu. And even a little bit about gardening.
3/30/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 34 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

David Justice and Mark Call take a look back at a week where the demolition of a Key bridge in Baltimore spoke volumes about just how gullible the Deep State seems to think AmeriKans might be, and…Other Distractions.
3/30/202449 minutes, 8 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary, and an extended look back at the week where it just might seem a once-free nation has gone “Through the Looking Glass,” for the week ending Saturday, 30 March, 2024. Are we really ready to swallow “six impossible things before breakfast?”
3/29/202449 minutes, 47 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

Are AmeriKans as “dumbed down” as most of the Waste-stream Media and the Swamp Traitors believe? Will they literally swallow anything? (Or, allow themselves to be injected with it?) It seems that “incredibly unlikely events,” even statistically-impossible events, are now descending on a nation that arguably deserves “Judgment!” even faster than a flock of black […]
3/29/202449 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 28 March, 2024.
3/28/202425 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 27 March, 2024. And maybe we can blow away some of the Woke Smoke, too.
3/27/202425 minutes, 6 seconds
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Image Bearers Radio Ep. 140- What Do You Want? (Part 12)

How do we get our lives unstuck? Is belief alone the thing that gets our lives moving and producing the kind of fruit we & God desire? How do we actualize the idealized version of ourselves? In this series, we are seeking to answer the question Yeshua asked His disciples in John 1:38, “What do […]
3/27/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 26 March, 2024. Where all these AMAZING, yet COINCIDENTAL, attacks do threaten ‘credulity’ just a bit…
3/27/202425 minutes, 23 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 25 March, 2024.
3/26/202422 minutes, 28 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 38

Is Jeremiah 31:31 talking about a “new” covenant or a “renewed” covenant? Why? When Torah was given at Mt. Sinai, what was that symbolic of? What does that make us as a group? Is there a clue as to what covenant is being talked about in Jeremiah 31? Has this “new covenant” already happened? Why […]
3/25/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah 103 (Preparing for Purim Part 3)

Preparing for Purim This is Pt 3.
3/25/202449 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mark Call – Parsha “Vayikra” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

This week marks the first parsha in the Book of Vayikra, or Leviticus (Lev. chapters 1 through 5), where the reading beings with descriptions of several different types of offerings, and how they are to be done. What is perhaps most interesting, however, and certainly overlooked, is the fact that they are specifically for what […]
3/24/20241 hour, 58 minutes, 29 seconds
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Calming Harp Episode #165

This past week, Shirley and I celebrated our 50th anniversary! This led me to think about a Psalm with the ideal of remembering which I found in Psalm 103 and the music of Psalm 103 recorded on my Keys of David album. As we remember what our Heavenly Father has done for us, we choose […]
3/24/202428 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary, and a wrap-up of some of the major, and most-twisted, events for the week ending Friday, 22 March, 2024.
3/22/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 21 March, 2024.
3/22/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

The number of court cases which, for good or ill, tend to focus on what were once fundamental, Constitutionally-protected Rights, seems to have exploded in the last few weeks. And in the high-profile case of Missouri v Biden, and the issue of whether the US Supreme Court can even recognize even the most simple concept […]
3/22/202449 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 20 March, 2024. In which we see whether or not even blind pigs in the US Supreme Court can find an obvious First Amendment acorn. Eventually.
3/20/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Image Bearers Radio Ep. 139- What Do You Want? (Part 11)

How do we get our lives unstuck? Is belief alone the thing that gets our lives moving and producing the kind of fruit we & God desire? How do we actualize the idealized version of ourselves? In this series, we are seeking to answer the question Yeshua asked His disciples in John 1:38, “What do […]
3/20/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 19 March, 2024.
3/19/202424 minutes, 55 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 18 March, 2024.
3/19/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 37

What does it mean to “come to Him”? What is our part? What is His part? Is King David from long ago coming back to life to reign in Israel again? When was “The Covenant” in effect? With whom was it made? How are teachers different from prophets? When it comes to His commandments, statutes […]
3/18/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah 102 (Preparing for Purim Part 2)

Preparing for Purim This is Pt 2.
3/18/202448 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mark Call – Parsha “Pekudei” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a two-part look at parsha ‘Pekudei,’ (Exodus 38:21 through the end of the Book) where the story of the Exodus essentially comes to a middle, but the Book of that name draws to a close. The Erev Shabbat reading: which really sets up more questions than […]
3/17/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 31 seconds
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Calming Harp Episode #164

As I spend time at the R.E.S.T. retreat in Southern California, I thought it would be a great theme for this week. Rest is found in the Psalms and in this episode, we will read from Psalms 125 and 132 along with the music that comes with them from my album “Psalms of Aliyah.” I […]
3/16/202428 minutes
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 28

The teachers take a detailed look at Isaiah chapter 28, “line by line, precept by precept.”
3/15/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 5 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

We know the Waste-Stream Media, Big Brother, and their official Ministry of Truth are pushing ‘the Narrative.’ And that it’s intended to destroy, and ultimately kill as many people as possible. And this week, it got even worse, even more deadly, and even more obvious. But the point of this show is to ARM listeners; […]
3/15/202449 minutes, 25 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, a wrap-up of some of the most important, and especially most revealing, stories of the week, and also a blunt assessment of where we are, and why. Call it at least part of the antidote for the MSM Kool-Aid, er, Bud Lite. AmeriKa is literally getting its brains bashed out.
3/15/202449 minutes, 48 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

There can no longer be any doubt that the ‘plagues’ warned about in Revelation 18:4 are now at hand. And both the sins of a nation which has so thoroughly turned from Him to massive Evil and the surety of judgment are equally obvious, at least to those with ‘eyes to see’. But this week, […]
3/15/202449 minutes, 48 seconds
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Set History Straight – Bread and Wine

What does the symbols of Bread and Wine represent?
3/14/202451 minutes, 39 seconds
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Flashpoint

What country has the biggest military in all of Europe?  In the book, “The Indoctrinated Brain,” what factors of the three Covid years would physiologically steer humanity toward the acceptance of slavery without a whimper?  What western countries are pondering expansion of “hate crimes”?  According to the New Age auto-writings of Helena Blavatsky, what is […]
3/14/202450 minutes, 1 second
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 13 March, 2024.
3/13/202424 minutes, 54 seconds
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Babylonian Eclipses, Planetary Alignment & Revelation 1 Vision

AMAZING CONNECTIONS! Are ancient eclipses during the fall of ancient Babylon connected with present day eclipses over the United States? The answer and where these ancient eclipses occur WILL surprise you! Is the upcoming planetary alignment of ALL seven planets connected to John's vision of the revealing of Y'shua Messiah in Revelation chapter 1? Watch this video all the way to the end to be amazed at the possibilities and then pray about what you and your family can do to get ready physically and spiritually... just in case.
3/13/202425 minutes
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Image Bearers Radio Ep. 138- What Do You Want? (Part 10)

How do we get our lives unstuck? Is belief alone the thing that gets our lives moving and producing the kind of fruit we & God desire? How do we actualize the idealized version of ourselves? In this series, we are seeking to answer the question Yeshua asked His disciples in John 1:38, “What do […]
3/13/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 12 March, 2024.
3/13/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 11 March, 2024. And there’s fire behind the Oscar PC Smokescreen.
3/11/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 36

Why does God allow suffering, pain and misery on this Earth? How has the law been “changed”? What was it that caused the Great Flood cleansing the Earth of mankind? Why was Noah preserved? What is the “plan of redemption”? What is a remnant? In this episode we are going to the book of the […]
3/11/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah 101 (Preparing for Purim Part 1)

Preparing for Purim This is Pt 1.
3/11/202448 minutes, 53 seconds
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Cloud by Day, Pillar of Fire by Night

Audio reading: Ex 39:32-43, Luke 1:1-25, Psalm 56:1-13, Prov 11:8 An angel of the LORD visited Zacharias  as he was lighting incense at the altar in the Temple. What was that like? What promise was given to him by the angel? Audio reading: Ex 40:23-38, Luke 2:1-35, Psalm 59:1-17, Prov 11:14 And Moses was not […]
3/10/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Parsha “Vayakhel” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Parsha ‘Vayakhel,’ (Exodus 35:1 through chapter 38:20) is named for the root word which means “assembled,” and this is the second time we see that word appear in Scripture. The first was in the last parsha, where ‘the people assembled,’ and it turned out to be against Aaron, to demand the infamous ‘golden calf.’ This […]
3/10/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 20 seconds
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Calming Harp Episode #163

We are reminded that some of our greatest learning experiences are in the middle of difficult circumstances. Psalms 90 and 94 encourage us to find our Heavenly Father in the midst of difficult circumstances instead of complaining about them. There is much wisdom to be gained out of these times that are not necessarily fun, […]
3/9/202428 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

We already knew the “State of the [dis-] Union” was dire. But when the bar is set so low that a senile imposter who can’t even read a teleprompter for comprehension gets a pass because he stood upright for the better part of an hour, and didn’t fall off the podium, or soil his pampers, […]
3/8/202449 minutes, 47 seconds
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 27

This week the teachers explore Isaiah chapter 27.
3/8/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 1 second
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Drive Time Friday

Mark Call, David Justice, and Dr. Jeff Prystupa discuss some of the most hyped, and most important events of the week, starting with the Senile Elephant in the Oval Room. In spite of the whoppers, the ‘state of the union’ is dire.
3/8/202449 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 7 March, 2024.
3/8/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Set History Straight – Melchizedek- IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW!

We will discuss the role of MelchizdekIMPORTA
3/8/202453 minutes, 57 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

The modern day ‘curses’ warned about in Revelation 18:4 seem to be well underway, from foreign invasion, to war, to economic collapse, and, of course, the setup for famine. Some of the elements that have been put in place by those who serve the ‘prince of this world,’ may even seem insurmountable, at least in […]
3/8/202449 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 6 March, 2024.
3/7/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Image Bearers Radio Ep. 137- What Do You Want? (Part 9)

How do we get our lives unstuck? Is belief alone the thing that gets our lives moving and producing the kind of fruit we & God desire? How do we actualize the idealized version of ourselves? In this series, we are seeking to answer the question Yeshua asked His disciples in John 1:38, “What do […]
3/6/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 5 March, 2024. And “Super Tuesday” is just the beginning. But some of the SIGNALS tell the real story.
3/5/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 4 March, 2024.
3/5/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 35

The faith/belief/trust we as humans profess in something that is greater than ourselves ultimately boils down to relationship. This relationship is being one with our Creator, our Father and our Messiah, in the context of or vehicle known as “covenant.” For this reason, to learn about this covenant is critical to the health of the […]
3/4/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah 100 (The Plague Lady)

Are you planning Passover? Passover is a celebration that requires significant planning whether you are celebrating in your own home with your family or with a group. In Temple times, people would “register” for a lamb in groups of about fifty people. Since sacrificial animals all turn a year older on Elul 1 Rosh Hodesh Elul, the new moon festival of the month of Elul marks the opening of the time window when one-year-old lambs qualified for the Pesach will be born. Elul 1 is ma’aser behema, or the counting of domesticated animals. During the time of the Temple, this day was the new year to determine the start date of animal tithes. The lambs would therefore be a year old even though technically aged about six months or less. Since only a kazayit (the size of an olive) of the lamb had to be eaten to meet the requirement of sharing the Pesach, one lamb sufficed for many people. They simply needed to share in its suffering, not make the main meal from it. The celebratory meal of the chag (joyous festival) was the main course to fill the belly. During Second Temple times, if you did not register ahead of time to share in a lamb, then you were not permitted to eat from it! Yikes. Such delay in planning one’s worship was considered a severe spiritual lapse. We might compare this to someone who has many opportunities to accept Yeshua as savior, yet refuses or delays repeatedly. When the Day comes, it is too late. Practically speaking, a person could make a last-minute purchase and bring his own lamb by procuring one himself, but that’s a lot of meat for one person to eat before midnight! Passover is a type and shadow of salvation, but it is also predictive of how we acquire an identity with the holy community of Israel. From smaller family and friends gatherings, we grow together and eventually stand as one people at Shavuot and the fall feasts of Yom Teruah and Yom HaKippurim. A chag is a “memorial,” so while you’re planning, why not plan to make it memorable? Since an essential element of Pesach is teaching children, the part of the seder that is telling the story of the Exodus can ALWAYS be made memorable to children. For instance, one year, I dressed up in Egyptian costume as “The Plague Lady.” It required a few months of planning! I don't have any photos from that seder because I was too busy plaguing people, but I looked pretty scary. Here's what I did: 1. Water turning to blood: I purchased small (dead) baitfish and a whole big fish from the market and submersed the big fish in a pitcher of red Kool-Aid. When the leader announced the plague, I came in and offered to serve the kids’ table drinks from the pitcher. Yes, they screamed. I then threw some of the dried fish onto their table. Be careful with that one. One of the kids tried to eat one. 2. Frogs: Over a month before the seder, I purchased a frog pinata and three packages of catfish stinkbait. I opened the stinkbait, inserted it into the pinata, then wrapped the frog in a big Hefty bag and left it in the garage until Passover. I unwrapped it just after the dead fish Kool-Aid, unplugged the pinata, and then I walked through the room swinging the pinata around. Yes, it was horrible. I also bought some frog legs from the market and threw some onto the kids’ table. I don’t think anyone tried to eat those. We were all nauseated from the stinkbait frog. It smelled so bad you could taste it. 3. Lice: Easy-peasy. Lice-rice, baby, but go easy. Clean-up is a mess. 4. Flies: Cheap party favors, a dollar a bag. Pass them out to parents ahead of time so they can throw them at the kids. You won’t have to worry about clean-up. The kids will scoop them up to take home. 5. Livestock pestilence: I took a huge stuffed cow, wrapped it in some bandages, stuffed a thermometer in her mouth, and made a “litter.” We took a few trips around the kids’ table asking if there were a doctor in the house. A couple of red cross armbands are good enough for your "paramedics," siren sound effects optional. 6. Boils: Before the seder started, I used a drama makeup kit to build realistic boils on the arms of volunteers. When the plague was announced, they rolled up their sleeves and moaned and groaned. It was a little disturbing how much they got into the acting. 7. Hail. Easy-peasy. Ping-pong balls. May require temporary confiscation before the seder can proceed. Including adults. 8. Locusts: I bought those from the same place as the dollar-flies. Again, you won’t have to clean them up. They’ll be in pockets. Or they might end up in a few dishes in next week's oneg. 9. Darkness: A helper cut the lights, and THEN… 10. Killing of firstborn children: …all the firstborn men began wailing and then staged being dead, slumped over tables, on the floor, etc. When the lights came on, voila. They saw dead people. This was very scary for some of the young ones. You might have a better idea, or at least warn them ahead of time it’s not real. No sense in drama trauma, Mama, but it did keep them awake. For several nights, I hear. So yes, making a memorial memorable takes a lot of planning. I hope you’ve already started! Looking for insights into the Passover and how it developed from the Egyptian exodus to modern times? When and how were things added, such as the use of four cups of wine or the afikomen? Creation Gospel Workbook Six is an excellent overview of Hebrew prayer and worship traditions. The second section of the book uses the historical development of Passover to show how thousands of years of celebration developed from the seed of the Torah instructions. Here is an excerpt: "The Tosefta notes that the seder had developed some lighthearted elements to keep the children awake. Modern readers may not recognize the use of reductio ad absurdum in the Mishnah, which sometimes shows up in the Haggadah or other texts that quote from the Mishnah. A good example of the light-hearted fun may be found when the ten plagues are expounded by later rabbis to include 60, 240, and even up to 300 plagues (Raphael, p. 77). This leaves the uninitiated reader scratching his or her head, but it is a good demonstration that the seders have always been nights of fun for children as well as nights of serious reflection on themes of sacrifice, deliverance, and redemption. The Tosefta to 10:9b reads: “They grab unleavened bread from each other for the sake of the child to astonish him so that he will not fall asleep.” The rabbis recognized that if the seder may lead to some adult dozing and slumbering, then a child weary from excitement would surely need some helping remaining awake! To combat their drowsiness, adults were instructed to surprise the children by snatching matzah at unexpected times. Similar games were played in Iraqi seders in order to keep children awake even until the modern era. The following examples from CG Workbook Five Vol IV are listed for reference. These ancient Iraqi Jewish Pesach traditions were still practiced in the early 1900s: A. When the blessing was made of the soft, pliable matzah, Kadouri took the middle matzah shemora and tore it, creating the shape of the Hebrew letters vav and daled. He wrapped the largest part of the matzah shemorah in a small tablecloth to make the afikoman, and tied it on the back of little Tzadek for safekeeping. This ritual was customary to keep the children interested in the long ceremony. The other children would wait until the little boy fell asleep so that they could steal the afikomen and hide it elsewhere until the end of the seder. However, when the baby fell asleep, Kadouri took the afikoman from him and hid it in the bedroom. The children sat anxiously ready and waiting for the traditional negotiations over the afikoman…” (Yerushalmi, loc. 2299 of 3932) B. When the time came for the ritual of the ‘Four Questions,’ as was the custom of Iraqi Jews, the children went out of the room with pillows, blankets, matzot, and other paraphernalia, as though to reenact the long journey through the Sinai Desert. They waited outside for a few minutes, then knocked on the door and Kadouri asked, ‘Who is it?’ ‘Israel,’ the children answer in loud chorus. ‘And where do you come from?’ the adults asked, still siting around the large dining table. ‘From Egypt,’ the children answered. ‘And where are you heading?’ ‘To Jerusalem,’ the children answered again in a joyful chorus. ‘And what do you want?’ the audience asked. ‘Why is this night different from all other nights?’ the children broke in loud song, and the adults joined in. (Yerushalmi, location 2310) C. Everyone laughed and drank wine, blessed the matzah and the karpas, and ate from the delicious, thick, dark charoset made from date syrup and crushed almonds. Then they ate hard-boiled eggs and finally, the delicious festive main course that Hela had prepared. As usual, the seder was over only after the children found the hidden afikoman. After lengthy, funny, and tiresome negotiations, the children handed it back to Kadouri and each received one dinar, feeling it was a fortune.” (Yerushalmi, loc. 2310) Syrian Jews had a similar custom. The participants act out a personal drama of the Exodus: Guests: “Where do you come from?” Seder participant: “Egypt!” Guests: “Where are you going?” Seder participant: “Jerusalem!” Guests: “What are your provisions?” Seder participant: “Matzah and maror.” (Dweck, 2007, p. 351) Such enactments kept both children and adults awake through the lengthy seder.
3/4/202449 minutes, 25 seconds
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Mark Call – Parsha “Ki Tisa” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

The Torah parsha titled ‘Ki Tisa,’ (Exodus 30:11 through chapter 34) is not only ‘feature-packed,’ but includes one of the most important, and tragic, turning points in all of Scripture. And it also includes one of the most notable chiasms in the Bible, too (although Mark prefers the more descriptive Hebrew term, ‘atbash.’) And, again, […]
3/3/20242 hours, 14 minutes, 18 seconds
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Calming Harp Episode #162

The word “sacrifice” does not usually send warm fuzzy feelings through us. We seem to avoid any mention of sacrifice in our normal daily lives. However, sacrifice does have positive connotations as well, and maybe even more so. In the Psalms, David speaks often of making a sacrifice and it seems to be frequently involved […]
3/2/202428 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary and a bit of recap of the week ending Friday, 1 March, 2024.
3/2/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 26

This week the Torah teachers explore the prophecies of Isaiah/YesheYahu chapter 26.
3/2/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 24 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

This week Mark’s two regular co-hosts were both unavailable for unrelated reasons, but a voice very familiar to the Hebrew Nation audience, Daniel Holdings, was able to sit down for an hour to talk about recent events and important trends. And it was a very interesting discussion.
3/1/202424 minutes, 51 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

It seems lately that the level of Utter BS that people are being fed by the likes of the WasteStream Media, and traitors like Letitia James and Fani Willis is simply too much to even believe. And why do people put up with it? Robert Heinlein once said that, “Stupidity is the only universal capital […]
3/1/202449 minutes, 50 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 29 February, 2024.
2/29/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Flashpoint

Where did Talmud/Zohar/etc come from? How do these writings affect Arab Christians or Christians who work in the Holy Land? Was Oct. 7 an inside job to achieve various goals, amongst them the advent of the Talmud’s Messiah? How is the “vaxx a certain percentage and they’ll all be vaxxed via shedding” principle working out? […]
2/29/202450 minutes
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Image Bearers Radio Ep. 136- What Do You Want? (Part 8 )

How do we get our lives unstuck? Is belief alone the thing that gets our lives moving and producing the kind of fruit we & God desire? How do we actualize the idealized version of ourselves? In this series, we are seeking to answer the question Yeshua asked His disciples in John 1:38, “What do […]
2/28/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuessday, 27 February, 2024.
2/28/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 26 February, 2024.
2/27/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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2017 & 2024 GREAT AMERICAN ALEPH-TAV ECLIPSES

DOZENS OF BIBLICALLY NAMED TOWNS IN THE U.S. DARKENED WITH MOST BEING 90-100% IN DARKNESS DURING BOTH ECLIPSES!  JACOB, Illinois in the Southern tip of Illinois an area historically known as Little Egypt, was is 100% darkness during the 2017 eclipse AND will be in 100% darkness AGAIN DURING THE UPCOMING April 8, 2024 second Great American total solar eclipse!  That’s not all!  10 of the original 12 tribes plus Ephraim also have towns named after them in the US which will be in darkness for both eclipses (with the exception that Reuben was only darkened in 2017).  How about towns named Israel, Zion, Palestine, Assyria, Nineveh & even Babylon?  Yep all of them have US towns named after them that will or were also plunged into darkness (most of them being 90 to 100% but at a minimum 70% darkened in BOTH eclipses)!  COULD THIS BE ONE OF THE SIGNS OF JONAH?  Could this upcoming 2024 eclipse be marking the Aleph-Tav… the beginning of the end of the U.S. as we know it? Listen to this message to find out more!
2/26/202425 minutes
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 34

In Proverbs 5:6 we see the “strange woman” described as unstable. What does it mean to be unstable? How is faith related to stability/unstability? How is wisdom related to being stable or unstable? Rabbi Steve Berkson continues the theme of covenant with our Creator being connected to wisdom, knowledge and understanding in how we keep […]
2/26/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah 99 (Take me A Portion – Tetzaveh)

Teaching at River of Life Tabernacle Shabbat Service
2/26/202448 minutes, 43 seconds
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A Wedding is Coming!

Audio reading: Exodus 34:10-26, Mark 10:32-52, Psalm 45:1-17, Prov 10:22 The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; Her clothing is woven with gold. She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors; The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You. With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought; They shall enter […]
2/25/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Parsha “Tetzaveh” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a two-part look this week at Torah parsha, Tetzaveh, (Exodus 27:20-30:10) which, among other things, describes in some detail the special clothing to be made and worn by the cohenim, or priests, when they serve the people and YHVH in the mishkan. Again, the Bible gives […]
2/25/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 13 seconds
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Calming Harp Episode #161

The power of Blessings is mostly underrated. The word for blessing is found throughout the Bible and in this episode, we will look at 2 of the Psalms – 1 and 103 – that tell us we will receive blessings from our Heavenly Father if we walk in His ways, and then encourage us to […]
2/24/202428 minutes
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Calming Harp Episode #160

The Psalms are always an encouragement as we see how David and the other authors dealt with the situations that surrounded them. Psalms 27 and 118 are no exception. Shirley is reading these Psalms as I am playing the music from them so there is a double impact of the words and the music of […]
2/24/202428 minutes
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 25 into 26

The Torah teachers, Mark Pitrone, Mark Call, and Ray Harrison, take a detailed look at the Book of the prophet Isaiah, chapter 25, and then into 26.
2/23/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 43 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

David Justice and Mark Call take a look back at a week where literally NO one with even a shred of integrity can deny that the Rule of Law, at least in the Cesspool of New York City, is utterly dead. And, on every front, Evil is being called “good,” and what was Good is […]
2/23/202449 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 22 February, 2024. Signs of the times…
2/23/202425 minutes, 32 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

It turns out that the Fake News Media not only lied about the poison poke, they’ve lied about the dangers of ‘transgendering,’ too. But when it came to the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Superbowl victory parade, there was a whole LOT of information that just plain didn’t get reported. It even seems to […]
2/23/202449 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 21 February, 2024. And it’s definitely a ‘different’ kind of news day…
2/22/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Image Bearers Radio Ep. 135- What Do You Want? (Part 7)

How do we get our lives unstuck? Is belief alone the thing that gets our lives moving and producing the kind of fruit we & God desire? How do we actualize the idealized version of ourselves? In this series, we are seeking to answer the question Yeshua asked His disciples in John 1:38, “What do […]
2/21/202450 minutes
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INTERVIEW – Essenes, Dead Sea Scrolls, New Age

Part 1 - With video blogger Maria Nikolaidi from Greece for her Bitchute Channel. Our sister in Messiah Maria from Greece was brought out of New Age Religion by Y'shua Messiah, Praise Yah!  She has been studying the calendar issue and says the Essenes' (or whomever the writers were of some of the extra-biblical Dead Sea Scrolls were) doctrines do seem similar to the New Age doctrines which she came out of.  That is why she wanted to include both sides of the calendar discussion, both for and against, on her Freefloat Bitchute Channel.  Our interview of course was in the against category but mostly outlined reasons why you should use extreme caution when reading the Dead Sea Scrolls and switching calendars or any doctrine based upon the content of these scrolls.
2/20/202425 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 19 February, 2024. And an eventful day it is…
2/20/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 33

The prophet Jeremiah was given some severe words to speak to the people concerning how they were behaving while being in covenant with their Elohim. They were living in the land and claiming Yahweh to be their Elohim yet, at the same time, living according to the idolatry of the nations around them, but thinking […]
2/19/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 3 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah Part 98 (Return or Resurrection?)

Return or Resurrection? Footsteps of Messiah In the Footsteps of Messiah series, we’ve used the Song of Songs as a prophetic working text to help us understand the preparation of the Bride of Messiah: “Come with me from Lebanon, my bride...” (So 4:8) Some passages of the Song describe the relationship between the Bride and her Beloved, and some describe the perfecting conditions in millennial kingdom. What is puzzling is how the resurrection of the righteous dead aligns with the more natural-sounding earth prophecies such as this one in Isaiah: ’For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory. I will set a sign among them and will send survivors from them to the nations: Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, Tubal and Javan, to the distant coastlands that have neither heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they will declare My glory among the nations. Then they shall bring all your brethren from all the nations as a grain offering to the LORD, on horses, in chariots, in litters, on mules and on camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem,’ says the LORD, ‘just as the sons of Israel bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD.’ (Is 66:18-20) The ancient boundaries of the coastlands (nations) were according to language and family: From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations. (Ge 10:5) In the millennial kingdom of Messiah, it appears that those boundaries don’t disappear. Maybe they are re-drawn according to the original assignments, or maybe the shifting of peoples and their languages results in re-drawing. I’m not sure whether that’s important, only that the boundaries of Tzion are established and respected. Isaiah prophesies that all nations and tongues will gather. The only event(s) we know that fit this prophecy is the gathering to the House of Prayer for All Nations, the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Zechariah 14:16 prophesies the nations will begin to observe the feasts of Adonai in the millennium. Zechariah’s prophecy seems a little more aligned with Isaiah’s vision of the millennium, a time that still seems very much within a perfecting, but yet physical, world. How, then, do we see the Bride's gathering into the cloud (1 Th 4:16) to remain in the Presence of Adonai versus being a “sign” for the gathering of the nations? Are we in the Presence of Adonai or active among the nations? Maybe it’s not an either/or question, simply one of learning from both prophecies. A thousand years is a very long time. A thousand years ago, the Vikings were terrorizing Europe and beyond by sea, and the Byzantine Empire still sailed the Mediterranean. There were castles and kings. The samurai in Japan were beginning to arise as a warrior class. The Mayans had not yet reached the pinnacle of their empire. We’ve come a long way, baby Bride. And the nations will have a long way to go in the millennium. From the text in Exodus describing the giving of the Torah, an identity evolved of Israel as a Bride. In Jewish thought, Moses is the one leading the Bride out to meet the Bridegroom at Sinai. From here, the prophets (Je 2:2 among others) take up the Bride as an identity of Israel who is willing to do and hear the commandments of her Elohim. She’s saved from Egypt and bound in covenant of her free will. The New Testament Scriptures extend this identity and elaborate upon it. Likewise, the Feast of Shavuot is seen as the time at which the Bride will be sealed. The Feast of Trumpets is the resurrection of those sealed and the righteous dead, but what of the ten days until Yom HaKippurim? Those days are seen as an opportunity for the “intermediates,” or as Yeshua calls them “lukewarm,” to repent and return to the Covenant before the gates close at the conclusion of Yom HaKippurim. What are the sealed righteous doing during this ten days? According to some sources, Israel is like the indentured Hebrew servant, now free at the sound of the shofar on Yom Teruah in the seventh “year.” She spends the next ten days feasting with her Master and His family, and then when the Jubilee shofar sounds at Yom HaKippurim after ten days, she returns to her original inheritance. She goes home to her own territory in the Land. The wicked and the unrepentant? Well, read the Book of Revelation. What about those left among the nations from the tribulation? Zechariah 14:6 clarifies: “And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.” If we pair the Isaiah prophecy with Zechariah’s, then it is the people of Adonai, survivors, maybe the Bride herself, who will be dispatched during the millennium to the nations to teach them the Word. They will need to be instructed in the Word in order to know how to approach the Holy City and the powerful Presence of Adonai that abides there: Many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the Torah, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. (Is 2:3) Just as Yeshua always taught and reasoned with the people in Jerusalem at the feasts, it sounds as if he will continue doing so. But again, how will the nations approach? In total ignorance of sin? The full power and glory of Adonai would kill them, probably even before they set foot inside a city gate! Zechariah explains further about Sukkot in Israel and Jerusalem: “In that day “HOLINESS TO THE LORD” shall be engraved on the bells of the horses. The pots in the LORD's house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holiness to the LORD of hosts. Everyone who sacrifices shall come and take them and cook in them...” (Zech 14:20-21) When the nations come to celebrate, they will cook festive meals: the Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot sacrifices. Just as the feast-meal plates were smashed in ancient times (pottery is like gravel around the site of the Tabernacle in Shiloh!) because they were only for holy use, so in the future the nations who come will have the opportunity to partake in the holy feasts. Who will prepare them to come in a state of holiness to hear Yeshua teach and share in the holy meals? Isaiah saw this: “...the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory. I will set a sign among them and will send survivors from them to the nations...” It’s unclear whether the “sign” from among the Israelites is the actual Bride or those who repented during the ten days. Whomever it may be, they are able to teach Torah and their skin will be full of the glory of Adonai. It is thought that the original skins of Adam and Eve were light, and only after sin were they covered with “animal skin.” The two words in Hebrew even sound alike: or: skin - ??? light - ???? The transformed, sinless, resurrection physical skin shines a little of the glory of Elohim as at the Creation. The survivors from among the nations need to hear the Good News of Yeshua which is found in the Torah. The Torah will educate them in the critical details of holiness required to approach the Holy One. Whether it’s the Bride or the reformed lukewarm, they know the Word and can teach it. They can prepare the survivors of the nations to attend the feasts in holiness and rejoice. Perhaps this is why we were born where we were and why we speak the language we speak. We know the language, the culture, the local customs and history of those locations. We can teach in a known tongue. We can prepare others even though that nation is no longer our home, for our home is in the Land of Israel. Could it be that we will rotate between enjoying our inheritance land and going on special teaching missions? These are things to contemplate if only to motivate us to learn every bit of the Word we can in preparation for our assignments. An interesting detail is that those who are set among the nations to teach so that the nations' survivors can see His glory are called a “sign.” A sign is an ot, something visible. It is a miracle sometimes, or evidence, an appearing. The nations who did not see the glory of Messiah Yeshua, the glory of the Father, have an opportunity to see it in the resurrected skins of their Torah teachers. They start with the little signs of glory, which motivates them to prepare and go up to hear Yeshua teach at the appointed Feasts of Adonai and worship in His Presence. Being a sign is an important distinction. A sign has to be seen by everyone even if not comprehended by everyone. There will be no more alibis. The righteous teachers will likely have bodies like Yeshua’s, able to function in both realms, the natural world we see and the supernatural world which we rarely can see. Yeshua went into and out of realms whenever he needed to, but only when he needed to. If someone were trying to kill him, he could disappear into the spiritual realm. If he wanted to walk on water in a pesty storm, he did. If he needed to get somewhere fast, he just appeared there. Otherwise, he lived a very natural, visible life. He ate and drank, comfortable in both realms. He came in the flesh. Our flesh, too, will be transformed. Nevertheless, it sounds as if we will have a very natural existence and will not rely on “superpowers” to get around unless it’s necessary. We will walk and ride with our students as Yeshua did. The nations will be so grateful for the signs that they will commandeer every kind of transportation to make pilgrimages with their teachers to Jerusalem at the appointed times: “Then they shall bring all your brethren from all the nations as a grain offering to the LORD, on horses, in chariots, in litters, on mules and on camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem,’ says the LORD, ‘just as the sons of Israel bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD.’” All kinds of transportation are used in the millennium to arrive at the moedim: re-fitted war vehicles, ambulances, commercial vehicles, and even personal vehicles. While that may be a stretch...my main question is where would they park all those vehicles...the prophetic value is immense because it demonstrates the changed hearts of the survivors who seek the Word and keep the feasts. Isaiah even prophesies that just as Yeshua was our own clean sacrifice, so those who are signs to the nations will be brought back to the Temple as clean “grain” sacrifices. Grain often represents the seed of the Word. Those who lead the nations to Jerusalem will be acknowledged as bearing the image of Yeshua and the Holy One, for they bear His Word in their vessels. They maintain their vessels in holiness, like the "clean vessels in Jerusalem and Judah." This returns us to our Footsteps of Messiah working text from the Song of Songs: “Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, may you come with me from Lebanon. Journey down...(So 4:8) “Journey down” in Hebrew is the verb tashuri. The scholars see a secondary reading to tashuri. Based on its used in the following passage, it also means a gift: “Then Saul said to his servant, ‘But behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? For the bread is gone from our sack and there is no present [??????????? teshurah] to bring to the man of God. What do we have?’” (1 Sa 9:7) A gift is a teshurah, and in the verse above, the future King Shaul speculates that he has no gift great enough to bring a great prophet. What is the only gift that is great enough and holy enough for the nations to bring to King Messiah Yeshua? Only the Bride.
2/19/202449 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mark Call – Parsha “Terumah” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

From the story of the “Exodus” itself, this week’s Torah parsha, Terumah, (Exodus 25:1-27:19) takes a bit of a turn, and embarks on a description of the building and furnishing of the mishkan, or ‘tabernacle in the wilderness.’ But what is most noteworthy, perhaps even confusing, is the level of detail. Why? And why is […]
2/18/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

An extended look back at news, and related commentary, for the week ending Saturday, 17 February, 2024.
2/16/202449 minutes, 49 seconds
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 24 into 25

The Torah teachers, Mark Pitrone, Mark Call, and Ray Harrison, take a detailed look at the Book of the prophet Isaiah, chapter 24, and then into 25.
2/16/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 21 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

David Justice, Jeff Prystupa, and Mark Call discuss the Deceptions, Distractions, Double-think, and Dissemblings of the Week, and where we go after starting to ‘come out of her.’
2/16/202448 minutes, 54 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

There are so many apparently impossible challenges facing those who begin to see the Truth of just how evil the world has become, and deserving of Judgment, than many people seem to feel overwhelmed, or even hopeless. Mark suggests that is certainly the intent of the Tyrants and Wannabe World Dictators, who serve that ‘other […]
2/16/202449 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 15 February, 2024.
2/15/202426 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 14 February, 2024.
2/15/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 13 February, 2024.
2/14/202425 minutes
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Image Bearers Radio Ep. 134- What Do You Want? (Part 6)

How do we get our lives unstuck? Is belief alone the thing that gets our lives moving and producing the kind of fruit we & God desire? How do we actualize the idealized version of ourselves? In this series, we are seeking to answer the question Yeshua asked His disciples in John 1:38, “What do […]
2/13/202450 minutes
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Image Bearers Radio Ep. 133- What Do You Want? (Part 5)

Stuck. Mentally, emotionally, spiritually. What do you do when you’re stuck? How do you find what you’re looking for in life, relationships, career? Is belief alone the thing that gets our lives moving and producing the kind of fruit we & God desire? How do we actualize the idealized version of ourselves? In this series, […]
2/13/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 12 February, 2024.
2/12/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Dead Sea Scrolls, Gezer Tablet, Essenes, Trump Calendar Pt2

ARE YOU AWARE of the Gezer calendar tablet found 20 miles NW of Jerusalem that pre-dates both the DSS calendar scroll AND the Babylonian Captivity? We also look at the Dead Sea Scrolls Qumran Zadokite Calendar which is almost IDENTICAL to the proposed Hanke-Henry replacement WORLD CALENDAR they have proposed calling the "Trump calendar" complete with a "Trump Week"... they also propose doing away with time zones and international date lines. Connecting a lot of dots INCLUDING New Age "Christian" Channeler Edgar Cayce & Theosophy founder Madame Helen Blavatsky beliefs regarding the Essenes & Jesus!
2/12/202425 minutes
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 32

What kind of relationship do you think you have with our Creator? Do you believe you are “in covenant” with the Almighty? What are the two things needed to have the correct relationship with YHVH? What determines whether or not you have a relationship with Him? Proverbs 5:5 talks about a “strange woman” and how […]
2/12/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – A Better Torah Starter (with guest Timothy Herron)

A Better Torah Starter Yitro The Torah Portion Study Habit This week's Torah portion is Yitro, or Jethro, named after Moses' father-in-law who had some very practical ideas for the fledgling nation. It should make us grin to see Moses fall into a very common trap, thinking he had to do everything on his own instead of assembling and teaching a team to help him carry the load. Why do leaders do this? Often it's from a fear that he or she protects the sheep from harmful influences, others who might lead or teach the people astray. It's a heightened sense of responsibility when the leader feels there is no one else qualified. Very understandable, but needs improvement. Sometimes it is ego-centric. The leader likes being the leader and having everyone consult him/her on every issue. He/she likes the feeling of power that comes with being in charge. Needs heart improvement. The Father's sheep are not there to boost our self-esteem. There are probably lots of other reasons, but I suspect the best of Moses, which is what we should do. Suspect the best intentions. In spite of his good intentions, Moses was wearing himself out as well as those who need help and guidance! In fact, the sages say, Yitro is pointing out that it's disrespectful to the people to make them stand in line all day. Don't you feel disrespected when you have to sit in the waiting room for an appointment for hours? Your time is valuable, too! And how many times did Moses have to repeat himself each day? What if everyone who had a similar question could be addressed in a particular court? Local judges could take on the responsibility of teaching the most common laws and applications so that it became common knowledge, like what happens when four cars approach a four-way stop at the same time. Not that they were driving cars in the wilderness. I'm sure it was donkeys or ATVs. Yitro's practical advice sparks Moses into training and setting up judges to help him carry the load so that he can become the Supreme Court to hear cases that the primary leaders and appeals courts couldn't handle. This was a better way. Our medical system implements this model to train physicians. In a teaching hospital, you might first see a med student who does an initial exam and workup, then there will be an ascending level of expertise called in to treat the patient and train those learning: interns, residents, attendings. Yitro's name comes from yoter in Hebrew: more. Yoter tov is better, more good. More good better. Yitro reminds us that sometimes there is a more good better way of doing things, and that way is more respectful of people's time, need, and their own responsibilities. Since the Israelites were newcomers to the Torah, they needed an appropriate level of instruction to get started. This is a stop sign. It is red with white letters and has eight sides. The letters spell STOP. It means to come to a complete stop. Look in all directions. If more then one of you approach the stop sign at the same time, then let the donkey on the right go first. Isn't that easier and more good better than thousands of donkeys galloping around the wilderness trying to figure out which Hebrew word means "Stop"? On this week's Shabbat livestream, I've invited Timothy Herron to join us and teach a sample lesson from his Seedtime and Harvest workbook series designed for newcomers to the Torah. Like Yitro, Tim said, "There's a better way to introduce folks to the weekly Torah portions." Many people begin to study Torah haphazardly, or maybe they never start because they're discouraged by all those Hebrew words we're using and how comfortable we seem with feasts and commandments they've never studied. New language, new laws...no wonder it's intimidating! Tim's workbooks ease in the beginner to Torah with smaller bites of information and an introduction to the structure of the Torah portions. The point is to help the learner establish a study habit instead of a reading habit. Anyone can read through the Bible in a year. Not everyone remembers or understands what he or she read at the end of that year. This Seedtime and Harvest "Torah Tuesday" series introduces good study habits and new words in a manner that the beginner can acquire without feeling overwhelmed: Five volumes - one for each book of the Torah based on the 54 traditional Torah Portions. Each volume contains: Torah Portion name in Hebrew and English Hebrew Mini which introduces the reader to Hebrew letters. Nutshell is seven highlights of each portion. Seven Readings from each portion with selected commentary Suggestions for further study Simple Thoughts by the author If you've been looking for a good starter program for friends, family, or your Bible study, it is worth checking out this preview lesson on our Shabbat YouTube livestream. And if you're looking for the accompanying videos to the study, they have now begun airing on Hebraic Roots Network. More will be added soon.
2/12/202449 minutes, 1 second
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Road to Calvary: Christ and Christ Crucified!

Audio reading: Exodus 25:17-30, Matthew 27:15-31, Psalm 33:12-22, Prov 9:1-6 Audio reading: Exodus 25:31-26:14, Matthew 27:32-66, Psalm 34:1-10, Prov 9:7-8 Sometimes we have to go back to basics. We have to go back to our essential core truth: We are ALL sinners, the penalty for sins is death, and our Savior, our Messiah, Jesus/Yeshua, in […]
2/11/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Parsha “Mishpatim” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

This week’s Torah portion is perhaps one of the most appropriately-named in the Torah; parsha Mishpatim (Exodus chapters 21 through 24) contains a major helping of the ‘mishpatim’ or ordinances/judgments, even ‘rules,’ in the Book. The Erev Shabbat reading outlines those judgments and ordinances, and sets the stage for the observations that follow: The fact […]
2/11/20241 hour, 55 minutes, 11 seconds
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Flashpoint

Is the world “outta time”? Does Poland’s Notice-to-All-Air-Missions, concerning Feb. 5-May 5, indicate WWIII within this time frame?  What’s happening in Poland that could be so sensitive?  Has the “petro dollar” been exterminated? What’s happening at the Gaza/Egypt border?  Could the US defend against Kinzhal or Zircon missiles?  What did Henry Gruver see that is […]
2/11/202450 minutes, 1 second
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Calming Harp Episode #159

In Psalm 4, David is professing his perfect trust in the plans and purposes of God, no matter what the world is planning to do. Today, as we are inundated by troubling news around the world, we must renew our efforts to focus totally on our Heavenly Father’s plans for us. We must not allow […]
2/10/202428 minutes
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Drive Time Friday

Is this the week that the once-free nation finally realizes the Emperor fuhrer has no clothes? And no brain? David Justice and Mark Call discuss the revelations, and the remedy.
2/10/202448 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary, and an extended look back at the week where, just maybe, a once-free nation can no longer deny that a senile puppet in adult pampers was never a real ‘president’ anyway, ending Saturday, 10 February, 2024.
2/9/202449 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 7 February, 2024.
2/8/20240
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News, commentary, and even some news about the news, for Tuesday, 6 February, 2024.
2/7/20240
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 5 February, 2024. When ‘they’ think you can’t fight back, they will RUB your FACE in it!
2/6/202425 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah Part 97 (The Day of the LORD – Understanding the Chosen)

For believers in Yeshua who observe the Shabbat, we are reminded frequently…make that every week…that most of the world has not chosen to honor the Seventh Day as His chosen day. For many, they’ve simply not been taught about it. For others, they’ve been taught incorrectly. For others, they know, and they don’t choose to honor it. It’s a matter of choice. Our choices reflect both what we 1) understand and/or 2) prefer In the internet age, we are harassed multiple times per day to “rate” a product or a service. With a greedy disregard for the value of a purchaser’s time, the vendor expects to take a minute, five minutes, or even longer, for the purchaser to fill out surveys and questionnaires on preferences in order to help the seller adjust products and selling techniques to make more money. Shouldn’t they be paying us? I don’t work for free in my secular job, only in ministry. You probably don’t either. There is rarely an offer of more than a trinket of thanks in return for our valuable time, but sometimes we give it to them because we are flattered that someone would want to know what we think or we have an opportunity to vent even though a real human being is not likely to see or care what we write. In that sense, the business takes our money, takes uncompensated time, and then largely ignores the specific concern and buries it in a mass of number data. What a deal! The process depends upon what we choose. Why did we choose that product? That company? That day? That salesperson? Now here’s the question: Because we chose that particular product from that particular company on that particular day from that particular salesperson, does it mean we HATED every other choice? Of course not. We simply did our shopping and research (hopefully), and we preferred one over the others. Choice. We found the right thing for us personally. Unfortunately, many approach Shabbat and the Word with a similar mindset. They see it as a personal choice of what best suits them rather than a process of learning what their Creator has chosen and mirroring His choices. Esau is a great example of one who knew what to do, yet chose differently. This is why Esau, Edom, “The Red One” represents the untamed appetites of the soul: appetite, emotion, desire, and intellect. It is a tremendous life force designed by the Creator, yet in its design, the spirit of a man was chosen to rule over it. It doesn’t mean Elohim hates the soul in an emotional sense: quite the contrary! He loves us so much that He sent His Son to save our rowdy souls. The spirit of a man comes from above, from Elohim Himself. He wants that Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) to rule over the soul. He CHOSE that modality. • The oracle of the word of the LORD to Israel through Malachi. “I have loved you,” says the LORD. But you say, “How have You loved us?” “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the LORD. “Yet I have loved Jacob; but I have hated Esau, and I have made his mountains a desolation and appointed his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness.” (Mal 1:1-3) It can be confusing when reading Scripture to understand being “chosen.” In context, it can simply mean preferring one over the other, not hating the one who was not chosen. Because we associate hate with an extreme emotion, we lose the grasp that what is chosen is loved in the sense of preference and precedence in certain matters, and what is hated is what is ranked beneath it in certain mattters. In our culture, we rarely use “hate” if the feeling of loathing and disgust is not attached to it. Herein lies the problem. The human experience is only a parable of reality, which is found in our Creator. Our experience of emotion, desire, and intellect only mirrors His, but His is perfect. When we see love and hate only as strong emotions, then we can miss the nuances of Scripture where He is teaching us the importance of good choices based on His preferences instead of ours. He’s not offering us a survey to find out which of the commandments we prefer or even if we prefer to do them at all. He’s observing us. The times in Scripture when people felt rejected, they also felt unloved, so they acted in reprehensible ways. Kain killed Abel. Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery. King Saul tried to kill David, and so on. Their story is our story. The problem is that when Adonai expresses a preference for those who do His will instead of their own, we miss the issue, just like Kain. Kain knew what to do in order to have his sacrifice respected. That’s all he had to do. Choose and do what Elohim preferred. Here is another example of the choosing-lesson: “He also rejected the tent of Joseph, and did not choose the tribe of Ephraim, but chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which He loved.” (Ps 78:67-68) Joseph/Ephraim were not rejected as people, only their territory as the resting place of Adonai’s glory. Instead, the Judah/Benjamin territory was already chosen as The Place of the Temple Mount for the peoples to come worship. The Father loved Mount Zion, which means He loved His People...all His People who would go up there to worship. It would be a House of Prayer for ALL nations to worship. He loved the world. It is hard to accept “God so loved the world” if we trip over “He rejected Joseph and did not choose Ephraim.” In context, the choice indicates the great plan of salvation and the geography of how it will be accomplished, not a qualitative assessment of everyone descended from Joseph. We do tend to get stuck when we’re not chosen for something, and if we can’t step back and decide 1) is it a “Kain Question,” of whether I need to modify my own behavior and choices to do better? or 2) does it really have nothing to do with me and my choices, only how a greater plan is being executed? Divine plans and design. The world really does struggle with words like Zion, Zionism, Zionist. Why? • Because I love Zion, I will not keep still. Because my heart yearns for Jerusalem, I cannot remain silent. I will not stop praying for her until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her salvation blazes like a burning torch. (Is 62:1) • Then the angel said to me, “Shout this message for all to hear: ‘This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: My love for Jerusalem and Mount Zion is passionate and strong.’” (Zec 1:14)’ • “This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: ‘My love for Mount Zion is passionate and strong; I am consumed with passion for Jerusalem!’” (Zec 8:2) Zion and Jerusalem are the Covenant People walking in righteousness, assembling at “The Place.” The Father has passionate love for them, for they are instrumental to His ultimate plan. Zionists are people who obey their Creator and choose what He chooses. Righteous nations and people accept this pattern. Like Joseph and Ephraim’s territory, their rejection was not being left unloved and scorned, the way human beings hate, but to highlight the way of His choice so they could find that path of obedience to salvation in Yeshua, who will rule and reign from Jerusalem. The Father loves and chooses those who love and choose what He loves and chooses. It is His way of guiding the people of the earth to Him because He loves them all. Jeroboam set up golden calves in Beth-El of Ephraim and in Dan because he didn’t agree with Adonai’s choice of geography or tribes and priests in the design. Because he did not love what his Creator loved or choose what He chose, he'd do anything to divert the chosen people from the chosen place so that they would lose their identity as those who loved and chose Zion (Tzion). “For out of Tzion shall the Torah go forth, and the Word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” (Is 2:3) Those who reject Tzion and Tzionists try to dominate or control The Place and People, thinking it will destroy the terms of the Covenant, the Word, the Torah. Tzionism is to choose the Father's plan. Since Judah has leadership, the nations believe controlling or exterminating Jews is the first step toward ruling the whole earth. After that, re-directing the obedience of the nations is next. Esau has always coveted his father’s love, yet did not love the Father enough to obey His plan. “Jacob” obeys, in which case the Father “loves” Jacob and “hates” Esau. In the earth-story, Isaac emotionally loved Esau in spite of his disobedience. In Biblical language, love and hate can be a matter of preference, not necessarily an emotion of hatred. Let’s extend this principle to the Lord’s Day, Shabbat: • “If because of the sabbath, you turn your foot from doing your own pleasure on My holy day, and call the sabbath a delight, the holy day of the LORD honorable, and honor it, desisting from your own ways, from seeking your own pleasure, and speaking your own word…” In the English text, “your own word” is a bit of a stretch from the simple Hebrew word davar. Take a look at the concise definition of davar: ?????? (H1696) speech, word, speaking, thing speech saying, utterance word, words business, occupation, acts, matter, case, something, manner (by extension) The translators are reading more into the simple word davar. They see “your OWN word” rather than word. The reason for this might be due to the many ways davar is translated in its many contexts: The KJV translates Strong's H1697 in the following manner: word (807x), thing (231x), matter (63x), acts (51x), chronicles (38x), saying (25x), commandment (20x), miscellaneous (204x). What sticks out is the number of miscellaneous words davar is used for: 204! A davar is a word. A davar is a thing. In Hebrew, the word is the thing. In context, the translators see a contrast between Shabbat behavior, thinking, emotions, and yes, choices versus Days 1-6. It is not that Adonai rejects Days 1-6 to destroy them. Each of those days is full of goodness and good choices. He’s not un-creating Days 1-6. He is, however, choosing and designating Day 7 like he chose and designated a people and place called Tzion. We must choose to let His choosing prevail, and help advance even, the purpose of that choosing by also choosing to honor and enjoy it differently than the other six days of the week. In fact, all the things we’ve prepared in the first six days of the week become part of Day Seven. If we didn’t prepare it on one of those other six days, then we don’t have it on Shabbat. It’s not a love-unloved, hated-not hated proposition in the sense of emotion, but of design. The soul was chosen for its purpose; the spirit was chosen for its purpose; the body was chosen for its purpose. They work together under the discipline of the spirit to live, not to chop off soul and body. We’d call that being dead! Esau’s territory will be made a desolation as a discipline for not accepting the choices and design of Elohim. The soul will finally see the death and devastation in the body, formed from earth, that is caused when it does not choose to follow the Creator’s will and design. Likewise, all the 7s in the Book of Revelation hint to the devastation the world must experience in order to acknowledge His choices, starting with the first principle, Shabbat, the Seventh Day. Understanding the many uses of the word davar, now it makes sense in context. “Your own words” are business words, occupation words, preparation words, the things you talk about and do on weekdays. We can reject those conversations and things in order to choose the words and things of Shabbat. • The Gemara cites what we learned with regard to the following passage: “If you keep your feet from breaking, from pursuing your affairs on My holy day, and you call Shabbat a delight..., the Lord’s holy day honorable, and you honor it by not going your own way, from attending to your affairs and speaking idle words.” Mishneh Torah, Shabbat 113a:14 Idle words are reik, or empty, worthless. A word that would be valuable if spoken Sunday-Friday is worthless and empty on Shabbat. Words that would be valuable, honorable and delightful on a different day are not on Shabbat. By choosing the Shabbat and its instructions for ceasing from creative work, we exercise a choice to be chosen and loved. We choose to rest in our salvation in Yeshua, knowing we cannot add or subtract anything from what was already finished on Day Six. All we can do is walk in and honor the Davar that was established “from the foundation of the world.” It is not ours to re-draw the boundaries either of Creation or the Word. It is ours to hear and do. To honor and respect. To delight in and rejoice in. When we choose and love HIS Day, we have lots of personal choices WITHIN the boundary of Shabbat. What to eat, what to wear, who to have over for a meal, what Torah discussion we can have that is not idle, empty, controversial, or likely to kindle a fire. The Father’s love is strong, passionate, and eternal toward us. Chosen.
2/5/202449 minutes, 57 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 31

What is significant about a “teacher’s wisdom”? (Proverbs 5:1) Who (or what) is this “strange woman” we find in Proverbs 5:3? Yeshua talked about the “leaven of the Pharasees”–what was that? How many people does it take to “make peace”? What does it mean to validate each other’s position and feelings when dealing with conflicts […]
2/5/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 55 seconds
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Mark Call – Parsha “Yitro” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

This week’s Torah parsha from the annual cycle is Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23) and begins with the name of Moses’s father-in-law, but it ends with one of the most important ‘recitations’ in all of Scripture, the ‘download’ of the Ten Debarimm (Words/Commandments/Sayings) on Mount Sinai. Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for […]
2/4/20241 hour, 54 minutes, 11 seconds
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Calming Harp Episode #158

What is truth!? As we listen to the news and see what is going on around us, we are forced to seek a source of truth that we can depend on. Psalm 19 tells us that our Heavenly Father is the only reliable source of truth. He is not like a man that He would […]
2/3/202428 minutes
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Dead Sea Scrolls, Gezer Tablet, Essenes, Trump Calendar Pt1

ARE YOU AWARE of the Gezer calendar tablet found 20 miles NW of Jerusalem that pre-dates both the DSS calendar scroll AND the Babylonian Captivity? We also look at the Dead Sea Scrolls Qumran Zadokite Calendar which is almost IDENTICAL to the proposed Hanke-Henry replacement WORLD CALENDAR they have proposed calling the "Trump calendar" complete with a "Trump Week"... they also propose doing away with time zones and international date lines. Connecting a lot of dots INCLUDING New Age "Christian" Channeler Edgar Cayce & Theosophy founder Madame Helen Blavatsky beliefs regarding the Essenes & Jesus!
2/3/202425 minutes
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 22 into 23

The Torah teachers, Mark Pitrone, Ray Harrison, and Mark Call, continue the study of the Book of the prophet Isaiah. This week from chapter 22 into chapter 23.
2/3/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 55 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary, and an extended look back at the week where TWO wars, civil and global, probably only appear to be on temporary hold, ending Saturday, 3 February, 2024.
2/2/202449 minutes, 50 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

While the no-longer-united States continue to hurdle toward ‘Civil War 2.0,’ and the Swamp Puppets lust for more WWIII blood, much of the news on those fronts seemed to be on “temporary hold” this week. Which means there are other things to focus on…
2/2/202449 minutes, 13 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

Most of us recognize by now that when it comes to everything from paper metal futures prices to national elections, ‘the fix is in.’ But what might not be quite so obvious is just how PERVASIVE ‘the Fix’ really is. And it’s in some of those cases where it might not be quite so clear, […]
2/2/202449 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 1 February, 2024.
2/1/202425 minutes, 3 seconds
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There Has To Be More~02-02-2024

Overview of the Tanakh- Session 48
2/1/202425 minutes
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There Has To Be More~01-31-2024

Overview of the Tanakh- Session 47
2/1/202425 minutes
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There Has To Be More~1-29-2024

Overview of the Tanakh – Session 46
2/1/202425 minutes
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There Has To Be More~01-26-2024

Overview of the Tanakh – Session 45
2/1/202425 minutes
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There Has To Be More~01-24-2024

Overview of the Tanakh-Session 44
2/1/202425 minutes
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There Has To Be More~01-22-2023

An Overview of the Tanakh- Session 43
2/1/202425 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 31 January, 2024.
2/1/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News, commentary, and even some news about the news, for Tuesday, 30 January, 2024.
1/31/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Image Bearers Radio Ep. 132- What Do You Want? (Part 4)

Stuck. Mentally, emotionally, spiritually. What do you do when you’re stuck? How do you find what you’re looking for in life, relationships, career? Is belief alone the thing that gets our lives moving and producing the kind of fruit we & God desire? How do we actualize the idealized version of ourselves? In this series, […]
1/30/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 29 January, 2024. How better to Distract the Masses and Change the Subject from the REAL War than… …yet another front in WW3?
1/29/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Set History Straight – Flood in Revelations 12- what is it?

floodWe will bediscussing Rev 12 and the Dragon sends a flood. What is that?
1/29/202446 minutes, 9 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 30

Going to the book of the prophet Amos, chapter 5, we are staying with the topic of how wisdom, understanding and knowledge relate to keeping covenant with the Almighty. In this episode Rabbi Steve Berkson continues looking at the references of “wormwood” to discover the relevance for you today. Then from “wormwood” we get the […]
1/29/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 1 second
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah Part 96 (Double Life Pt 2)

This week we continue with "Living a Double Life" To review: The challenge is that many of the commandments are given as nos, or the “you shall nots.” At least half of life is managing the nos, the boundaries, and the good fences that preserve our lives.  If life is at least half no, then fostering a great relationship with the no commandments is the key. We can discipline ourselves to engage the nos with as much enthusiasm as the yeses, which really, is what makes a disciple. Just like Yeshua told Peter, we are transformed from a person who always wants to be in charge to one who is willing to be led of the Ruach HaKodesh in every circumstance, even down to the time and way we die. Some disciples discipline the nos faster, and some not so fast. It is important, though, for if we cannot engage the simple commandments of yes and no, then how will we hear the more subtle still, small, voice of the Ruach HaKodesh is our daily dilemmas that don’t come with a chapter and verse attached to them? This week, let’s look at another “commandment principle” of life: the possibility of living a double life. It starts with the first commandment given at Mount Sinai in Exodus 20:1-5: Then God spoke all these words, saying, ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them…’ The commandment is not to put another created entity as an “elohim” in front of Elohim, the only Creator. The idea is that there is nothing else created that could possibly be Elohim. By definition, Elohim is the Creator of all things, and a created elohim (judge, appointed ruler) is not. It is merely another created thing originating from Elohim. All other things go behind Him. He is the first, and there is no second to compare to Him. Sometimes a glance at a more literal Hebrew helps. “You shall have no other gods before Me” is: ??? ???????????? ???????? ???????? ???????????? or You will not be to yourself another god on My face. When a human being fabricates an image from wood, stone, or other substance, or attributes the Ruach Elohim to an existing created substance such as a tree, water, cloud, etc., then the human has put a “face” on Elohim. The urge is so strong that this is the first commandment, a “yes” paired with a “no.” Yes, He is Elohim, and no, do not tamper with Him by fabricating an image to put a face on Him, for it will be inaccurate and a product of human imagination. A philosopher once said that "imagination is man's most God-like characteristic." We can also say that based on the primacy of the first commandment, imagination is man's most god-like characteristic, his primary place of vulnerability to idols. The moment we put a face on Elohim, we become susceptible to idolatry, looking to that object for intervention on our behalf: success, health, sustenance, good, peace, prosperity, comfort, joy, etc. For instance, rather than partner with Elohim for our life-path of prosperity, prerequisite to putting His Kingdom first, we forge our own ideas about how much wealth we need and when we need it without regard for our spiritual discipline and agreement to put Elohim first in all things. In ancient times, people sought out gods of prosperity, fertility, strength, war, and so on. Rather than partner with Elohim, “who teaches my hands to war,” (Ps 18:34) they consulted principalities and powers and made war. Because the worship of these entities requires the imagination, effort, time, and faith of the human being, the powers of the entity reflect the human who turns to it, not the true created ability assigned to that power by Elohim for it to manage its particular realm, whether in the heavens above or earth below. Are there other powerful spiritual beings and human organizations in our universe? Yes. Are they the Creator and worthy of our time, attention, and resources? NO! These entities are not ours to petition or order around. In selecting the attributes of certain entities, we put a human, animal, or other physical face on Elohim. While He is often hidden from human beings, He does not need a mask of our choosing. We desperately need to believe that so that we don’t live a double life, claiming to worship Elohim while putting our trust in other created entities. That is done today not so much by worshiping an object, but by putting faith in the leopard’s spots. Remember our lessons on the beast kingdoms? The leopard was Greece. The spots were its organizations: medicine, art, philosophy, education, drama, military, government, politics, sports, music, etc. The Romans took those organizations and expanded them, and even when the Roman Empire fell, those systems are disseminated all over the world to influence and control human beings. Now human beings are conditioned to look to those organizations to supply every human need. When we put faith in them, they become a god on Elohim’s face. They are to be used lawfully, not trusted. We are in Babylon, the whole earth. The golden head of Babylon is still attached to the whole image: Babylon’s golden head; Medo-Persia’s silver chest; Greece’s bronze abdomen; Rome’s iron legs; and those organizations mixed with all humans made of clay are standing on the whole earth. When King Messiah, the Stone, smashes the feet of the world’s organizations being worshiped, then it will also tumble the cumulative effect of the whole image, and Babylon will be fallen once again. Can we use these systems? Go to a doctor? Vote? Write and paint? Play sports? Defend our country? Receive an education? Absolutely! We are in Babylon, but we are not OF it. “Come out of her” is a yes commandment, but we can’t come out of the world itself without also saying some nos. Those iron and clay feet are everywhere. The key is don’t participate in Babylon’s sins: “I heard another voice from heaven, saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues;’” (Re 18:4) Being in the earth and its systems is inevitable; participating in its sinfulness is not. The Ten Commandments are the Cliff’s Notes of how to master the yeses and nos of the Word. Inevitably, all those organizations will be destroyed by King Messiah Yeshua. They are each being exposed even now. While they meet many needs, just like a created power in the heavens above or earth below, they are not Elohim. When those organizations begin to exercise sinful power, influence, and control over human beings, especially because human beings WANT them to do so in order to derive the benefit, just like ancient idolatry, THEN they begin to function like a face on Elohim. It is our responsibility to never let these things replace our faith in Elohim as the Lord of Armies, the Healer, the Provider, the Creator, and the many names of Who He is to His Creation. “To you it was shown that you might know that the LORD, He is God; there is no other besides Him.” (Dt 4:35) ???? ???? ?????????? Ain od m'ilvado. There is no other beside Him. There is nothing more than His oneness. This week a rabbi explained the first commandment to have no other gods. He said it is to be double-minded! To think that any other power or force on earth is our source rather than the One who created us. That reminded me of something I memorized in high school: James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (Ja 1:1-8) Now that I’m older, I can read the contextual and symbolic phrasing. The letter is written specifically to disciples of Yeshua in the dispersion, not in Judea. These believers are among the nations, not in the defined land of Israel itself. Emphasizing this, James (Ya’akov) describes them as being in a place the sea where “wind” tosses. The sea alludes to the nations, and the tossing wind is “ruach,” those created spiritual entities that rule them, such as the Prince of Persia. Each nation has its assigned ruler until it is shaken down just before King Messiah returns to set up his government on earth. Wisdom, or “chokhmah,” is the first of the seven spirits of Adonai listed in Isaiah 11:2, the Holy Spirit. They are seven manifestations of the ONE Ruach HaKodesh, for the menorah was hammered from one piece of gold. James is giving believers an exhortation from the first commandment: There is only one Elohim; believe it! Being among the wind-tossed sea of nations is to be vulnerable to those who have made spiritual powers into their gods by believing they had power independent of Elohim's will, or they have created organizations to accomplish the same goals as those who worshiped idols of their imagination from ancient times. Indeed, those "princes" are responsible for their assigned territories, but they do not report to nor heed another created being. Only Elohim. There is none other. James knew we'd need this reminder not to absorb the nations' reliance on their systems instead of our Creator Elohim. An idol is nothing but an inaccurate, pathetic, self-serving, figment of the human imagination placed like one of many faces on Elohim. In these lands of exile among the nations, we are to turn to the Ruach HaKodesh, the Spirit of Elohim, Who is One, to meet all our needs in His time, not ours. In His quantity, not ours, When we begin to “work the system” apart from His perfect will in our lives, we’ll be double-minded. Like the Israelites, we will fall into fear and uncertainty. Although they said “We will do and we will hear" at the mountain,” there was still some double-mindedness. Could they really do the yes and not do the nos? Even the first commandment, to believe Elohim created all things and would provide all things...even their perfection at the resurrection, was so unbelievable that they thought they’d die. They asked Moses to talk directly to Adonai and relay the messages and their answers. It is difficult to judge them. After all, do we really believe that we can be “perfect and complete, lacking in nothing”? We have no control over the fact we’re in the exile and Babylon. What we do have control over is sin! Before we get past ten commandments to 613, we examine our hearts toward Elohim and His people: Hear, O, Israel. YHVH our Elohim, YHVH is ONE. You shall love… And you shall love your neighbor as yourself. In our hearts, we must accept that there is none other. First, Elohim is Creator. He created everything that is BEHIND Him, including our neighbor. Ain od m’ilvado. Once we accept that, then we can hear the Ten Commandments without dying. After that, we can learn the details of all 613 in the “seas,” the wilderness of the nations, our dispersion. Elohim’s pre-eminence is the key to coming out of Babylon, to not placing our faith in human systems. We must evaluate whether any of those systems is influencing us or coercing us to sin. If so, the Word of the commandments will provide the answer as to whether we are being double-minded. Gradually, like Peter going to his own cross, we stop living a double life and thinking with a double mind. We quit placing our masks on Elohim. Worry is evidence that the Ruach HaKodesh is still working on the second mind-mask whispering that Elohim is not fully to be trusted to be our Creator, Provider, Healer, Protector…and even the One Who will resurrect us to life when our worst fears come true. And isn’t that the key to not fearing? May Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. One mind. The worst fear, death, is our greatest hope. Ain od m’ilvado. No human being, principality, power, or human organization can resurrect us from the dead to live in the Presence of Elohim forever. Only ONE can and will. The ONE we believe…and our doing is evidence of our believing…will bring us to perfection by His Ruach HaKodesh. What if we’re not entirely perfect when we die? We’ll leave at least a few things not perfected. Otherwise, we’d be Messiah himself with the power of resurrection, but we’re not. We are depending on Yeshua’s sinless life to raise us sinless from the dead, not the other way around. Yeshua is the Living Word. The Word is the Torah. The Word is the Commandment. The yeses and the nos of Torah are life from the dead. So next time we’re worried about the economy, war, family, disease, politics, and every other care of the world, we have an opportunity. The Ruach HaKodesh is giving us an open window to put Elohim first. The imposter mind is being exposed as a fake! The person worrying is not us. It's just a man-made image-ination trying to put a distorted mask on our Deliverer. We need only a single mind in every trial: Ain od m’ilvado! There is none other than Him! Perfect.
1/29/202447 minutes, 45 seconds
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Dead Sea Scrolls, Gezer Tablet, Essenes, Trump Calendar

NEW VIDEO! ARE YOU AWARE of the Gezer calendar tablet found 20 miles NW of Jerusalem that pre-dates both the DSS calendar scroll AND the Babylonian Captivity? We also look at the Dead Sea Scrolls Qumran Zadokite Calendar which is almost IDENTICAL to the proposed Hanke-Henry replacement WORLD CALENDAR they have proposed calling the "Trump calendar" complete with a "Trump Week"... they also propose doing away with time zones and international date lines. Connecting a lot of dots INCLUDING New Age "Christian" Channeler Edgar Cayce & Theosophy founder Madame Helen Blavatsky beliefs regarding the Essenes & Jesus!
1/28/20240
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Mark Call – Parsha “B’shalach” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a two-part look at the parsha from the Book of Exodus, B’shalach (Ex. 13:17 through chapter 17), that includes perhaps the most famous miracle in Scripture, the ‘parting of the Red Sea’ (or, arguably, Sea of Reeds.) The Erev Shabbat reading includes far more than just […]
1/28/20242 hours, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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Flashpoint

Is the Texas border about to escalate into a fiasco?  What are some possible (nefarious) motives for bringing in National Guard units from all over?  Why are military units allegedly being told to prepare for off-grid functionality by Feb. __?  Why are “governmental entities” told to prepare for the “worst weather imaginable” by Feb. __?  […]
1/27/202450 minutes
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Calming Harp Episode #157

Everyone is calling for Peace amidst the growing conflicts in the world. When we read the word “peace” in scripture, what does it mean? In this episode, we will take a closer look at the Hebrew word “shalom” which is usually translated as peace and look a little deeper to understand exactly what it is […]
1/27/202428 minutes
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Dead Sea Scrolls, Zadokite Calendar & SAMARITANS Pt4

Did you know the Samaritans had an APOSTATE Zadokite priesthood? PART 4 OF 4. Who were/are Samaritans?  Could some of them have been SOME the self proclaimed “Sons of Zadok” who lived in Qumran and/or wrote SOME of the Dead Sea Scrolls including the so-called 'Zadokite Calendar'?  In this message we will introduce you to the Samaritans and show you from scripture as well as the writings of Josephus as a second witness and scholarly writings with regard to the Dead Sea scrolls as a third witness that these ‘sons of Zadok’ MAY WELL BE an offshoot of the Samaritan APOSTATE Zadok priesthood.  Did you know the Zadok priesthood was split after the Babylonian captivity and the brother of the actual Jerusalem Zadokite high priest went to Samaria to be the Samaritan high priest making sacrifices in the temple on Mt Gerizim?  If not, listen in and we'll give historic and biblical proof.   We'll explain how and why we believe the descendants of this apostate Zadok priest and his priestly followers are very likely the ancestors of the self proclaimed 'Sons of Zadok' with regard to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumran and the solar calendar.  Since we already opened that pandora's (calendar) box... here's our next installment.
1/26/202425 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary, and an extended look back at the week where the Insurgent Regime may have finally gotten their New Civil War, ending Friday, 27 January, 2024.
1/26/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapters 20-21-into 22

The Torah teachers, Mark Pitrone, Ray Harrison, and Mark Call, continue the study of the Book of the prophet Isaiah from chapter 20 into chapter 22. And this seems like a particularly ‘poignant’ week to read that “Babylon is fallen…”
1/26/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 46 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

This week the once united States took the biggest leap yet toward ‘Civil War 2.0,’ when a traitorous ‘Supreme Court’ ignored the clear written text of the Constitution and declared “let the invasion continue,” while Texas finally stood up and did what arguably should have been done long ago, before the situation became terminal. But […]
1/26/202449 minutes, 15 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

We may in fact actually be there. The “Civil War 2.0” the the Deep State Tyrants and their CCP et al masters have been trying so hard to foment for so long was given a treacherous jump start this week by the traitors-in-black-robes at the ‘Supreme Court.’ So it’s time to talk consequences, potential scenarios, […]
1/26/202449 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 25 January, 2024.
1/26/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

News and commentary for Wednesday, 24January, 2024… …some of which you probably already knew, but there’s more.
1/24/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Image Bearers Radio Ep. 131- What Do You Want? (Part 3)

Stuck. Mentally, emotionally, spiritually. What do you do when you’re stuck? How do you find what you’re looking for in life, relationships, career? Is belief alone the thing that gets our lives moving and producing the kind of fruit we & God desire? How do we actualize the idealized version of ourselves? In this series, […]
1/24/202450 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

Yesterday the so-called US ‘Supreme Court’ committed what is arguably the most heinous and blatant act of outright treason in its history: Ordering the attempt by a State of the union to allow the invasion of its own territory, and the attempted overthrow of its people. It was, demonstrably, and act of War against the […]
1/23/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 22 January, 2024.
1/23/202424 minutes, 53 seconds
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Flashpoint

Hear the report of a talk given by 2 astrophysicists regarding the earth/weather changes we can expect because of the incoming Planet X.  Henry Gruver says the first sign of imminent attack on the US the loss of _____.   Did Isaiah accurately depict our sins and our coming judgments?  The WEF cites ____ as the […]
1/23/202450 minutes
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 29

Continuing on our journey through the book of Proverbs we are staying with the topic of how wisdom, understanding and knowledge relate to keeping covenant with the Almighty. In this episode Rabbi Steve Berkson continues looking at the references of “wormwood” to discover the relevance for you today. We also discover that a majority of […]
1/22/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 55 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah Part 95 (Double Life)

Living a Double Life Last week in the Shabbat livestream, we looked at the human relationship to two types of commandments, the “Yes,” or you shall commandments, and the “No,” or you shall not commandments. In general, human beings like to hear yeses instead of nos. The challenge is that many of the commandments are given as nos, or the “you shall nots.” At least half of life is managing the nos, the boundaries, and the good fences that preserve our lives. If life is at least half no, then fostering a great relationship with the no commandments is the key. We can discipline ourselves to engage the nos with as much enthusiasm as the yeses, which really, is what makes a disciple. Just like Yeshua told Peter, we are transformed from a person who always wants to be in charge to one who is willing to be led of the Ruach HaKodesh in every circumstance, even down to the time and way we die. Some disciples discipline the nos faster, and some not so fast. It is important, though, for if we cannot engage the simple commandments of yes and no, then how will we hear the more subtle still, small, voice of the Ruach HaKodesh is our daily dilemmas that don’t come with a chapter and verse attached to them? This week, let’s look at another “commandment principle” of life: the possibility of living a double life. It starts with the first commandment given at Mount Sinai in Exodus 20:1-5: Then God spoke all these words, saying, ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them…’ The commandment is not to put another created entity as an “elohim” in front of Elohim, the only Creator. The idea is that there is nothing else created that could possibly be Elohim. By definition, Elohim is the Creator of all things, and a created elohim (judge, appointed ruler) is not. It is merely another created thing originating from Elohim. All other things go behind Him. He is the first, and there is no second to compare to Him. Sometimes a glance at a more literal Hebrew helps. “You shall have no other gods before Me” is: ??? ???????????? ???????? ???????? ???????????? or You will not be to yourself another god on My face. When a human being fabricates an image from wood, stone, or other substance, or attributes the Ruach Elohim to an existing created substance such as a tree, water, cloud, etc., then the human has put a “face” on Elohim. The urge is so strong that this is the first commandment, a “yes” paired with a “no.” Yes, He is Elohim, and no, do not tamper with Him by fabricating an image to put a face on Him, for it will be inaccurate and a product of human imagination. A philosopher once said that "imagination is man's most God-like characteristic." We can also say that based on the primacy of the first commandment, imagination is man's most god-like characteristic, his primary place of vulnerability to idols. The moment we put a face on Elohim, we become susceptible to idolatry, looking to that object for intervention on our behalf: success, health, sustenance, good, peace, prosperity, comfort, joy, etc. For instance, rather than partner with Elohim for our life-path of prosperity, prerequisite to putting His Kingdom first, we forge our own ideas about how much wealth we need and when we need it without regard for our spiritual discipline and agreement to put Elohim first in all things. In ancient times, people sought out gods of prosperity, fertility, strength, war, and so on. Rather than partner with Elohim, “who teaches my hands to war,” (Ps 18:34) they consulted principalities and powers and made war. Because the worship of these entities requires the imagination, effort, time, and faith of the human being, the powers of the entity reflect the human who turns to it, not the true created ability assigned to that power by Elohim for it to manage its particular realm, whether in the heavens above or earth below. Are there other powerful spiritual beings and human organizations in our universe? Yes. Are they the Creator and worthy of our time, attention, and resources? NO! These entities are not ours to petition or order around. In selecting the attributes of certain entities, we put a human, animal, or other physical face on Elohim. While He is often hidden from human beings, He does not need a mask of our choosing. We desperately need to believe that so that we don’t live a double life, claiming to worship Elohim while putting our trust in other created entities. That is done today not so much by worshiping an object, but by putting faith in the leopard’s spots. Remember our lessons on the beast kingdoms? The leopard was Greece. The spots were its organizations: medicine, art, philosophy, education, drama, military, government, politics, sports, music, etc. The Romans took those organizations and expanded them, and even when the Roman Empire fell, those systems are disseminated all over the world to influence and control human beings. Now human beings are conditioned to look to those organizations to supply every human need. When we put faith in them, they become a god on Elohim’s face. They are to be used lawfully, not trusted. We are in Babylon, the whole earth. The golden head of Babylon is still attached to the whole image: Babylon’s golden head; Medo-Persia’s silver chest; Greece’s bronze abdomen; Rome’s iron legs; and those organizations mixed with all humans made of clay are standing on the whole earth. When King Messiah, the Stone, smashes the feet of the world’s organizations being worshiped, then it will also tumble the cumulative effect of the whole image, and Babylon will be fallen once again. Can we use these systems? Go to a doctor? Vote? Write and paint? Play sports? Defend our country? Receive an education? Absolutely! We are in Babylon, but we are not OF it. “Come out of her” is a yes commandment, but we can’t come out of the world itself without also saying some nos. Those iron and clay feet are everywhere. The key is don’t participate in Babylon’s sins: “I heard another voice from heaven, saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues;’” (Re 18:4) Being in the earth and its systems is inevitable; participating in its sinfulness is not. The Ten Commandments are the Cliff’s Notes of how to master the yeses and nos of the Word. Inevitably, all those organizations will be destroyed by King Messiah Yeshua. They are each being exposed even now. While they meet many needs, just like a created power in the heavens above or earth below, they are not Elohim. When those organizations begin to exercise sinful power, influence, and control over human beings, especially because human beings WANT them to do so in order to derive the benefit, just like ancient idolatry, THEN they begin to function like a face on Elohim. It is our responsibility to never let these things replace our faith in Elohim as the Lord of Armies, the Healer, the Provider, the Creator, and the many names of Who He is to His Creation. “To you it was shown that you might know that the LORD, He is God; there is no other besides Him.” (Dt 4:35) ???? ???? ?????????? Ain od m'ilvado. There is no other beside Him. There is nothing more than His oneness. This week a rabbi explained the first commandment to have no other gods. He said it is to be double-minded! To think that any other power or force on earth is our source rather than the One who created us. That reminded me of something I memorized in high school: James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (Ja 1:1-8) Now that I’m older, I can read the contextual and symbolic phrasing. The letter is written specifically to disciples of Yeshua in the dispersion, not in Judea. These believers are among the nations, not in the defined land of Israel itself. Emphasizing this, James (Ya’akov) describes them as being in a place the sea where “wind” tosses. The sea alludes to the nations, and the tossing wind is “ruach,” those created spiritual entities that rule them, such as the Prince of Persia. Each nation has its assigned ruler until it is shaken down just before King Messiah returns to set up his government on earth. Wisdom, or “chokhmah,” is the first of the seven spirits of Adonai listed in Isaiah 11:2, the Holy Spirit. They are seven manifestations of the ONE Ruach HaKodesh, for the menorah was hammered from one piece of gold. James is giving believers an exhortation from the first commandment: There is only one Elohim; believe it! Being among the wind-tossed sea of nations is to be vulnerable to those who have made spiritual powers into their gods by believing they had power independent of Elohim's will, or they have created organizations to accomplish the same goals as those who worshiped idols of their imagination from ancient times. Indeed, those "princes" are responsible for their assigned territories, but they do not report to nor heed another created being. Only Elohim. There is none other. James knew we'd need this reminder not to absorb the nations' reliance on their systems instead of our Creator Elohim. An idol is nothing but an inaccurate, pathetic, self-serving, figment of the human imagination placed like one of many faces on Elohim. In these lands of exile among the nations, we are to turn to the Ruach HaKodesh, the Spirit of Elohim, Who is One, to meet all our needs in His time, not ours. In His quantity, not ours, When we begin to “work the system” apart from His perfect will in our lives, we’ll be double-minded. Like the Israelites, we will fall into fear and uncertainty. Although they said “We will do and we will hear" at the mountain,” there was still some double-mindedness. Could they really do the yes and not do the nos? Even the first commandment, to believe Elohim created all things and would provide all things...even their perfection at the resurrection, was so unbelievable that they thought they’d die. They asked Moses to talk directly to Adonai and relay the messages and their answers. It is difficult to judge them. After all, do we really believe that we can be “perfect and complete, lacking in nothing”? We have no control over the fact we’re in the exile and Babylon. What we do have control over is sin! Before we get past ten commandments to 613, we examine our hearts toward Elohim and His people: Hear, O, Israel. YHVH our Elohim, YHVH is ONE. You shall love… And you shall love your neighbor as yourself. In our hearts, we must accept that there is none other. First, Elohim is Creator. He created everything that is BEHIND Him, including our neighbor. Ain od m’ilvado. Once we accept that, then we can hear the Ten Commandments without dying. After that, we can learn the details of all 613 in the “seas,” the wilderness of the nations, our dispersion. Elohim’s pre-eminence is the key to coming out of Babylon, to not placing our faith in human systems. We must evaluate whether any of those systems is influencing us or coercing us to sin. If so, the Word of the commandments will provide the answer as to whether we are being double-minded. Gradually, like Peter going to his own cross, we stop living a double life and thinking with a double mind. We quit placing our masks on Elohim. Worry is evidence that the Ruach HaKodesh is still working on the second mind-mask whispering that Elohim is not fully to be trusted to be our Creator, Provider, Healer, Protector…and even the One Who will resurrect us to life when our worst fears come true. And isn’t that the key to not fearing? May Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. One mind. The worst fear, death, is our greatest hope. Ain od m’ilvado. No human being, principality, power, or human organization can resurrect us from the dead to live in the Presence of Elohim forever. Only ONE can and will. The ONE we believe…and our doing is evidence of our believing…will bring us to perfection by His Ruach HaKodesh. What if we’re not entirely perfect when we die? We’ll leave at least a few things not perfected. Otherwise, we’d be Messiah himself with the power of resurrection, but we’re not. We are depending on Yeshua’s sinless life to raise us sinless from the dead, not the other way around. Yeshua is the Living Word. 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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah Part 93 (The Two Olive Trees)

Have you ever encountered something...in Bible study or any area of life...and within a day or two, bam! You run into it again! Often it is noticeable because it is now in our conscious thought where it wasn't before. In that sense, it's not really a coincidence. Sometimes, though, you know the odds are pretty remote that you'd encounter the same thing twice in such a short period of time. That happened today, so I think this would be a good prophecy insight to share. The prophecy is Zechariah’s vision of the High Priest Yehoshua and the governor Zerubabbel after the return from exile in Babylon: “Then the angel who was speaking with me returned and roused me, as a man who is awakened from his sleep. He said to me, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold with its bowl on the top of it, and its seven lamps on it with seven spouts belonging to each of the lamps which are on the top of it; also two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl and the other on its left side.” (Zech 4:1-3) This particular prophecy is the subject of many interpretations, each offering a different possible fulfillment of the prophecy. In this case, we’re looking at its significance through ancient eyes. It is important to have the historical timeline in mind when reading the Prophets. Aside from the proto-prophecy of the Torah which guides all prophecy, the prophets either prophesied before the destruction of the first Temple and the Babylonian exile or afterward. For instance, Ezekiel prophesied before Judah was conquered by Babylon. His vision extends even until the Messianic era, but regardless, the actual lifetime of the prophet is important. Typically, the prophecies will address both: the prophet’s immediate lifetime or very near, and then a future time, often as far as the Messianic kingdom. In Ezekiel’s lifetime, Judah had fallen into severe apostasy like the Northern Kingdom. The Temple services were conducted by a corrupt priesthood failing in its appointed service. That generation is referred to as “copper, tin, and dross.” Zechariah’s prophecy after the exile in Babylon, however, describes Israel (the lampstand) as pure gold. The Midrash Rabbah (Shir HaShirim to Chapter 4) explains the prophecy of the menorah and two olive trees: “The verse’s plain meaning refers to the Second Temple; however, the Midrash take it to be metaphorically describing Israel in the Messianic era...Ezekiel 22:18 refers to Israel as ‘copper, tin, and dross’, yet Zechariah describes them as pure gold in the Messianic era.” Zechariah sees a troubled community as pure gold after its return from Babylon. In spite of the filthy garments worn by the high priest, symbolizing the uncleanness of exile in Babylon, he is re-clothed in clean linen garments, symbolizing the purification of Israel and its priesthood. Like Balaam saw Israel without blemish even though clearly Israel had some sin blemishes in the wilderness, so Judah’s return is seen as a step toward its ultimate purification in the Messianic kingdom. They were seen not as they were, but as they would be, like Father Abraham, justified by faith as they returned until the ultimate circumcision of the heart. In their present return from the exile (Zechariah's time), Judah was messy and even God-forbid...political? Look at the pattern. Ezra and Nehemiah were up to their eyeballs in messy when the Jews returned from the Babylonian exile. This should sound familiar: Marriage to idolatrous spouses and painful divorces Political intrigue and accusations instigated and stirred by Arabs Terror attacks by Arabs while Jews restored Jerusalem’s walls Selfish individualism instead of a willingness to work together to rebuild the Temple for gathering Blatant Shabbat and feast-breaking “Zechariah the prophet said, ‘I saw all of the house of Israel as pure gold.’ and behold-there is a menorah made entirely of gold with its bowl on its head [veh-gulah al rosha], etc. There are two olive trees over it, etc.’ Zechariah’s prophecy is directed at Zerubbabel who lived in the time of the Second Temple and not in Messianic time. The Midrash takes ‘Zerubabbel (v. 6) to be King Messiah, whose progenitor* he was.” (Shir 4§16) *Substituting the ancestor’s name for a descendant is common in Scripture, such as “my servant David” standing for King Messiah, the offspring of David. It can also be used to describe the Divinely-gifted spirit of a particular individual appearing in a later generation, such as John the Baptist coming in the “spirit of Elijah.” Why two olive trees? This is oblique, and open to multiple ideas, and the sages offer a homiletic (preaching/teaching) interpretation of the word gulah from gulah al rosha “a bowl on its head.” ????????? ???????????? In that explanation, they interpret gulah as golah, or “an exile.” One said that the word is to be expounded as it was written, go’alah, which means, “its redeemer.” The Midrash adds: “The one who said ‘exile’ was referring to the fact that when Israel went into exile in Babylonia, the Divine Presence went with them. And according to the one who said ‘its goel,’ meaning ‘its redeemer,’ for it is written, ‘Our Redeemer, Whose Name is HASHEM, Master of Legions, etc.” (Is 47:4). Using their teaching application, Israel is the one who went into exile, and Adonai is the “bowl” on their head, the anointing of the Ruach HaKodesh watching over them. In the first explanation, Adonai went with them into exile, and in the second explanation, He redeemed them from exile. This is why Zechariah saw two olive trees. The redemption from "Babylon" would occur in two separate time periods: once in Zechariah's generation and again in the future return from Babylon as also prophesied by John. This is how they explain, “You are entirely fair, my beloved, and there is no blemish in you.” “Although the Midrash says that the word gulah refers to Babylonian exile, it means to include as well the current exile. It interprets the Zechariah verse where this word appears to be speaking of the Messianic era, which will follow the current exile. Although the Isaiah passage speaks of redemption from the Babylonian exile, it serves to teach about the Future Redemption as well, that is ‘Jews’ becoming pure gold in Messianic times.” 4§17) The information above was the subject of our Torah classes this week. It’s specific information relating the return of the exiles into the Messianic kingdom from “Babylon,” the place of their exile. Even John’s prophecy “Babylon the Great is fallen, fallen,” refers to two time periods: the fall of the historical Babylon, and the future fall of Babylon, all those Babylonian systems that extend across the earth in the clay and iron feet and toes of the Beast’s image. Just as the first return from Babylon was very messy, so the second will be characterized by a people in need of cleaning up their devotion to Adonai. Nevertheless, Zechariah sees them as pure gold, the same pure gold lampstand standing before the Throne in Revelation. (Re 1:4, 20) They are gathered through seven sacred convocations (the moedim), a pure gold menorah anointed by the bowl of anointing oil and Messiah's redemption on their heads. Hallelu Yah! The text below is excerpted by permission from today’s Ulpan-Or email newsletter [12/29/23], a Hebrew language school in Israel: This Shabbat we will read the Torah Portion "Va'Yehi", which concludes the book of Genesis. This Torah portion contains the famous blessing bestowed by Jacob on his grandchildren Ephraim and Manasseh, which has been used over generations as a blessing of father to his sons. ????????? ???????? ???????????? ????????????? "May G-d make you like Ephraim and Manasseh." (Ge. 48:20) Jacob's blessing to his grandsons is the only scene of grandfather giving blessing to his grandchildren in the Torah. And the Torah describes the circumstances under which this blessing was given. Jacob asks Joseph to bring the two grandchildren near so that he can bless them. Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel’s left, and Manasseh (the firstborn) in his left hand towards Israel’s right, and brought them near him. But Israel reached out his right hand and put it on Ephraim’s head, though he was the younger, and crossing his arms, he put his left hand on Manasseh’s head, even though Manasseh was the firstborn. Joseph was displeased when he saw his father placing his right hand on Ephraim’s head. So he took hold of his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head and said to Jacob, ????????? ?????? ???-??????, ???-??? ?????: ????-??? ????????, ????? ????????? ???-??????? “No, my father, this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.” ????????? ??????, ????????? ?????????? ????? ??????????--????-???? ???????-??????, ?????-???? ????????; ????????, ?????? ???????? ???????? ?????????, ?????????, ??????? ?????-????????? "But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know. He too will become a people, and he too will become great. Nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his descendants will become a group of nations.” ??????????? ???????? ??????, ???????, ????? ???????? ?????????? ??????, ????????? ???????? ???????????? ?????????????; ????????? ???-?????????, ??????? ????????? He blessed them that day, saying: "By thee shall Israel bless, saying: God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh.' And he set Ephraim before Manasseh." Why did Jacob favour Ephraim over Manasseh? Jacob knew two things, and it is here that the explanation lies. He knew that the stay of his family in Egypt would not be a short one. Before leaving Canaan to see Joseph, G-d had appeared to him in a vision: ?????????, ??????? ????? ??????? ???????; ???-??????? ??????? ???????????, ????-?????? ??????? ?????????? ???? ???????, ????? ??????? ???????????, ?????????, ???????? ???-?????; ????????, ??????? ????? ???-???????? Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes. (46: 3-4) This was the start of the long exile which G-d had told Jacob's father Abraham would be the fate of his children. The other thing Jacob knew was his grandsons’ names, Manasseh and Ephraim. These have specific meanings in Hebrew, as the Torah describes: ?????????? ?????? ???-???? ?????????, ?????????: ????-????????? ???????? ???-????-???????, ????? ????-????? ????? ????? ???? ?????????, ????? ?????????: ????-????????? ????????, ???????? ??????? "Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh, saying, 'It is because G-d has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.' The second son he named Ephraim, saying, 'It is because G-d has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.'" (41: 50-52) In Egypt Joseph had risen to greatness. In Canaan, he had been the youngest of eleven brothers in a nomadic family of shepherds. Now, in Egypt, he was at the centre of the greatest civilization of the ancient world! The past was a bitter memory he sought to remove from his mind. Manasseh - ???? ( The Hebrew root is ???) means “forgetting.” By the time his second son was born, Joseph undergone a profound change of heart. He had all the trappings of earthly success – “G-d has made me fruitful” and he called his second son - Ephraim - ????? (The Hebrew root is ???) - means "fruit". But Egypt had become “the land of my affliction.” Why? Because it was exile. Jacob knew that these were the first two children of his family to be born in exile. Knowing too that the exile would be prolonged and at times difficult and dark, Jacob sought to convey a message to all future generations that there would be a constant tension between the desire to forget - to assimilate and the promptings of memory that our real home is somewhere else. Jacob blessed the "child of forgetting" Manasseh - ???? However, the blessings of a child Ephraim - ?????, who remembers the past and future of which he is a part, should be greater. (Based on Rabbi Jonathan Sacks' lesson). And now a little bit of Hebrew: It is interesting to note that the Hebrew word for 'exile' is: ????? (GOLAH) And the Hebrew word for 'redemption' is: ????? (GEULAH) The difference in spelling of these words is the addition of the letter "Aleph" - ? to the word ???? Letter "Aleph" represents the creator ???? (ALOOF) If one inserts an aleph into the word ???? (exile), exile is empowered and transformed into ????? (redemption). And the name Ephraim ????? starts with the letter Aleph, possibly alluding to that transformation. ** So you be the judge: is it just a coincidence or a sweet kiss from Heaven that our weekly study focused on the return from exile and it is synchronized with Ulpan-Or’s Hebrew lesson? We can become fruitful in the places of our exile, shedding the sins and uncleanness of Babylon. King Yeshua will gather us back to the Temple clean, without blemish, to forget all the sins and afflictions by which we were purified with Salvation's (Yeshua's) clean garments of righteousness. Look up and listen closely. I think I hear the Footsteps of Messiah.
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Mark Call – Parsha “Vayechi” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

The reading of the Book of Bereshiet or Genesis comes to an end with parsha “Vayechi” (Gen. 47:28 through the end) as do the lives of first Yakov, and then Yosef. “And lived Yakov,” the parsha begins, 17 years in the land of Egypt after he brought his family to be there with Joseph. But […]
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Calming Harp Episode #153

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Holy Worship: The Music of The Bible – Orthodox Music Part 2

Diving deeper into our Israelite Hebraic cultural music and context by listening to three congregational cantering “Singing” chants in 3 synagogues.    1.  The first is a Hasidic Kaddish. https://youtu.be/_e50J2VpW48 2. The second is a Sephardi Sabbath prayer,   https://youtu.be/CMfd9S490os 3.  A Mizrahi cantor chanting the Shema in Numbers 6 and “Adonai Melek” The Lord […]
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News and commentary for Friday, 29 December, 2023.
12/29/202324 minutes, 53 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

It’s time to wrap up the week that marks the last of calendar year 2023. And there are more ‘records’ being set, too – from the Bidenvasion, to the levels of perfidy.
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 14 concl

This week the Torah teachers explore chapter 14 of the Book of the prophet Ezekiel, where much of his warning might be called ‘judgment upon Moab’. Perhaps by now it shouldn’t surprise us by now that prophecy, like history, seems to ‘rhyme,’ and much of it is at least as applicable to our understanding today […]
12/29/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 28 December, 2023.
12/29/202324 minutes, 53 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

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Gog-Magog: The Culmination Of Two Wars Simultaneously

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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

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12/27/202323 minutes, 56 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 26 December, 2023.
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2 Babylons, JWs, & The Problem of Paganism

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Calming Harp Episode #152

Psalm 7 assures us that those who plot evil will be dealt with by the Righteous Judge in His time. Sometimes we think it takes too long for that to happen, but David assures us that it will happen. Our lives are not always a bed of roses. Sometimes, our Heavenly Father takes us through […]
12/25/202328 minutes
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There Has To Be More~12-22-2023

Overview of the Tanakh – Session 30
12/25/202325 minutes
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There Has To Be More~12-20-2023

Overview of the Tanakh – Session 29
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There Has To Be More~12-18-2023

Overview of the Tanakh – Session 28
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 25

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12/25/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 49 seconds
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WWTTWD? What Will The Two Witnesses Do?

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12/25/20230
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah Part 92 (Vayigash – Freedom from Edom)

Then Judah went up to him and said, “Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant, for you are like Pharaoh himself. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father, or a brother?’ 20 And we said to my lord, ‘We have a father, an old man, and a young brother, the child of his old age. His brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother's children, and his father loves him.’ 21 Then you said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes on him.’ 22 We said to my lord, ‘The boy cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.’ 23 Then you said to your servants, ‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you shall not see my face again.’ 24 “When we went back to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. 25 And when our father said, ‘Go again, buy us a little food,’ 26 we said, ‘We cannot go down. If our youngest brother goes with us, then we will go down. For we cannot see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.’ 27 Then your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons. 28 One left me, and I said, “Surely he has been torn to pieces,” and I have never seen him since. 29 If you take this one also from me, and harm happens to him, you will bring down my gray hairs in evil to Sheol.’ 30 “Now therefore, as soon as I come to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us, then, as his life is bound up in the boy's life, 31 as soon as he sees that the boy is not with us, he will die, and your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to Sheol. 32 For your servant became a pledge of safety for the boy to my father, saying, ‘If I do not bring him back to you, then I shall bear the blame before my father all my life.’ 33 Now therefore, please let your servant remain instead of the boy as a servant to my lord, and let the boy go back with his brothers. 34 For how can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? I fear to see the evil that would find my father.” (Ge 44:18-34) Some say this is the moment that Judah was awarded royal authority over the tribes. Judah conquered “The Red One,” of the soul. He wants to feed others, not be fed. He’d overcome his jealousy of his brother, his murderous thoughts toward his brother, his lack of honor for the wishes of his father, and confessed his relationship with Tamar to ensure the righteous offspring of Judah would live to fulfill the covenant promise of inheritance in the Land of Israel. Esau (Edom) has never conquered his jealousy of Jacob, his murderous inclination toward Jacob, and his lack of honor for the wishes of the “father” in marriage. Esau spurned the birthright of protecting the offspring and sold it for food. The Jewish sages say it was not then, nor when he was chosen to bring the first dedicatory gifts to the Tabernacle, nor when he was appointed to take the first step in the Camp movement to follow the Cloud and Ark. These foreshadowed. It was not until Israel entered the Land and Joshua died. After that, Judah was given leadership when he was chosen to lead his brothers in war against the Canaanites. Others add Boaz when he was kind to Ruth. [Midrash Rabbah to Shir HaShirim 4§16]
12/25/202354 minutes, 53 seconds
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The God of Israel is Speaking to the Arab World!

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12/24/202346 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mark Call – Parsha “Vayigash” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

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12/24/20232 hours, 30 minutes, 32 seconds
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NEW!! Calendars, Which One?

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12/23/202325 minutes
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Holy Worship: The Music of The Bible-Orthodox Music Part 1

On this episode Robert answers the question as to how Orthodox Jewish music dispersed after the fall of the temple.  Three distinct methods of cultural worship have evolved throughout the centuries, Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Mizrahi.  These three coexist separately and interchangeably depending on  the style of worship practiced in various countries all over the world. […]
12/23/202329 minutes, 32 seconds
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 13 into 14

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12/23/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 6 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

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12/22/202349 minutes, 39 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

This week the news wrap-up and summary is a bit different, because the week itself was: The Big Con was revealed this week. Those ‘black-robed priests of the fake god of this world’ came right out and said, “while we prattle about ‘democracy’ – we don’t give a $#@@! how you vote, and we won’t […]
12/22/202349 minutes, 46 seconds
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Eclipses in the Next 3 Years will fall on Holy Days

historyofeclipsesHN Also Covering also Future Eclipses. Almost all the eclipses in the next 3 years fall on Holy Days. Why?
12/22/202342 minutes, 9 seconds
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“Come out of her, My people” Show ~ Mark Call weekly

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12/22/202349 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Wednesday

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12/21/202324 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 19 December, 2023.
12/19/202324 minutes, 53 seconds
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There Has To Be More ~ 12-15-2023

Overview of the Tanakh – Session 27
12/19/202325 minutes
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There Has To Be More~12-13-2023

Overview of the Tanakh – Session 26
12/19/202325 minutes
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There Has To Be More~12-11-2023

Overview of the Tanakh – Session 25
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 18 December, 2023. This news today will offend some: It should. Because the alternative is deadly. And is intended to be.
12/18/202325 minutes, 28 seconds
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Now Is The Time with Rabbi Steve Berkson | Are You Covenanted? Part 24

Hoping to get through more than seven verses this time, Rabbi Steve Berkson continues teaching in Proverbs about wisdom, knowledge and understanding and how they relate to keeping covenant with our Creator. What is “cruel”? How is it related to “perverse”? What do these have to do with Covenant-Life? Do you see yourself as cruel […]
12/18/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 48 seconds
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Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah Part 91 (Three Wise Men and A Red One)

"We had a wonderful Sukkot in the Land. And then when we woke up on October 7th, something had changed. And I guess long story short: k-boom. A lot of k-booms. And you find out who you are inside. I think when the k-booms start going off, and you have no control over them... You know, I think most people are used to–at least familiar with-weapons, that it’s probably not going to go–it’s not supposed to go off-unless you do specific things to make it go off. But when you have no control over what’s going over your head, it’s a completely different dynamic. And so, I’m still learning how to deal with that one. I’m not used to being shot at. It’s different. So I’m glad to be here tonight. It’s good to be back with Jacob’s Tent. And the larger tent that we see often around the feast times. And what I want to do tonight is not necessarily seem Chanukah-forward. But I think we’re in a time where we need to be encouraged because if you’re like me, since October 7th, you’ve kind of been stuck in a certain place. It’s hard to know what’s on the horizon, but you definitely know what’s behind you. And so you’re beginning to ask yourself: “All this that I’ve been learning, you know He’s brought me out of some system that I was in and maybe happy with, maybe unhappy with, but He brought me out of that system. And I can’t help but think He brought me out for some reason in this generation in particular. I wasn’t born in a different generation. I was born into this generation. And we know every generation has its tribulation. That’s not new. Is this the tribulation of our generation? And I think the answer’s going to be “yes” to that. I’ve not experienced anything like this. I’m used to them lobbing rockets at Sukkot, that’s what they do. If you didn’t go to Israel because they lobbed a few rockets, you would never go to Israel. But this is different. And it really feels as though everything we have been doing has prepared us for this moment in time. What’s on the horizon? We don’t know. That’s why I feel a little bit stuck in a certain place. I feel like everything’s outside our control right now, but hasn’t it always been? It’s always been outside of our control. He’s been preparing us for this time when it’s going to feel so much as if things are out of our control. And the good news is, there is no Plan B. In the beginning, there was plan A. We would like to think that our sin is just so powerful that Adonai just has to keep coming up with new plans like B, C, D, E, F. He never did. He never changed His mind. He never changed the goal. Now, it might be taking us a little longer to get there, but He hasn’t changed His mind, and the purpose for which you have been called hasn’t changed because there is a war in Israel. That has not changed. He has been preparing you for this moment. What I want to do is take a look at the history that has brought us to this point. We might call it prophecy, we might not. I mean, what people usually call prophecy, I just call deep Torah study. There’s no prophecy without Torah. And so as we look at some of the prophecies, and tonight I want to look at a passage in the Song of Songs of all things, we think it’s a love song but it’s actually a prophecy of the return of the exiles. And this is the way that the rabbis construe it. This is not Hollisa Alewine sitting too long with too many cups of coffee. This is the way the rabbis have put it together. The only thing I can see that’s missing from the way they’ve put it together is the fact that they haven’t yet recognized Yeshua as that Messiah that they’re talking about. Part of that you can see even in the gospels when it was teaching about the circumstances surrounding Yeshua’s birth. We have all sorts of things: Shepherds by night. Stars. We have peace on earth. We have all of these things that are associated with the particular season, and we say well what happened here? I want to go back and look at what happened in order to figure out why Herod was so upset that the wise men were there and why in particular he was upset. I want to go back to Abraham because he’s our forefather. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re descended from Abraham by blood or by faith, you are still a child of Abraham and Sarah. And so I want to call this: Three Wise Men and a Red One. And I know, we don’t know for sure that there were Three Wise Men; we just tend to say that because there were three specific gifts. I want to trace this prophecy to Abraham all the way up to the time of Herod and the birth of Yeshua and see if there’s something about those three gifts that should ring a bell with us, but should also encourage us about this particular moment in time in which we live. Because I believe one of the problems that the Jews of the first century had with Yeshua is that they were expecting what we are experiencing. They were 2,000 years too early. But on the other hand, we don’t want to be lulled to sleep. What we want to do is look at the prophecies of Micah and Isaiah and say “What should we look for next, and how should our feet be planted?” And understand we’re still part of Plan A. He still had a plan to gather us in. He’s not abandoned it. And that’s the danger of just studying prophecy in isolation. It’s like an amusement park. It’s fun. It’s exciting. But if you get on the rollercoaster it always ends up back at the same stop. If you get on the Ferris wheel, you still get off at the same place. If you eat the cotton candy, you still get sick to your stomach. This is prophecy as it’s usually taught. It’s exciting and we get to sit around and speculate as to who's got the right insight to the prophecy. But so many times, if we’ll just go back into the Word, back into the Torah, and we look at some of the insights from the people who have studied those prophecies for thousands of years, it might be much simpler than it seems. It doesn’t have to be an amusement park. That’s when we can turn it into the field. The field has the Word in it. And so we have to labor in that field like a farmer, with patience. Not on a rollercoaster ride, not with cotton candy, but planting very patiently until we can see that fruit of that labor. You don’t see a lot of farmers in the field screaming at each other, and holding their hands up. Right? It’s a much more serious approach. But there is joy at the harvest. And I want us to have some of that joy tonight. Where we can see the end. Where we can see the seed He has planted thousands of years ago, and there’s no Plan B. And we get to be part, hopefully, of that harvest. So if you would turn in your Bibles to Song of Songs 4:6, we’re going to look at the passage from Song of Songs 4:6 to verse 8 and that’ll be our text for tonight and for tomorrow. We’ll stay on this same section. We’re going to look at the promises made to Abraham and see, “Why is there always conflict over Jerusalem? Why is there conflict over the Temple Mount? Why can the nations not just leave Israel alone?” I think it’s for the same reason that Adam and Eve had an entire garden full of trees and there was one they couldn’t just leave alone. You tell people they can’t have that one thing, and that’s exactly what they’re going to covet. But this starts out, this is very beautiful, it says: 6“Until the cool of the day when the shadows flee away, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense. So I’m going to do a quick significance definition for you. If you like to take notes, this is where you would take notes. In prophecy, often there is a significance to particular terms. The mountain? That can be either Mount Sinai, or it can be the Temple Mount. In this case, it’s going to be the Temple Mount. This is the mountain of myrrh, and the hill of frankincense. It’s also called the Holy Hill. So we’re talking about the Temple Mount right here. I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense. Where is the Messiah coming to? He’s coming to the Temple Mount. It’s called the Mountain of Myrrh and Frankincense because this is where the incense offerings are offered. And if we understand what those incense offerings are about, we understand these are the prayers of Israel being offered up on behalf of the nations. And one thing to remember about the incense service is it could not be conducted without animal sacrifice. The coals had to come from the outer altar. If there’s no animal sacrifice–this is going to make sense when we talk about the Beast–if there’s no animal sacrifice, there’s no incense service. The Beast has to be sacrificed. He says, 7You are altogether beautiful, my darling, and there is no blemish in you. 8Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, may you come with me from Lebanon. Journey down from the summit of Amana, from the summit of Senir and Hermon, from the dens of lions, from the mountains of leopards. So that’s what we want to do: let’s unpack these. Tonight, tomorrow. Let’s take a look at these terms and say, “What exactly is this prophecy about?” It’s about the return of the exiles. First of all, let’s look at the summit, or the mount, the “head,” of Amana. Now some of you who can speak a little bit of Hebrew, you can hear a word in there that you’re familiar with. Amana sounds a whole lot like...? Emunah. Right. Exactly: faith. So let’s turn to Genesis 15:5 through 7. Let’s go back to father Abraham. Because in the end, I can’t remember exactly how Brad used to put it, but in summary it’s always been about a land, a covenant, and a people. A land, a covenant, and a people. And I want to show you how that land, covenant and people are very specific and set aside as it pertains to the other nations. So it says, 5And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” “So shall your descendants be.” What is He talking about? That many? It can be. That’s the plain sense of the verse. But we also understand that the stars sometimes in Scripture represent principalities and powers. And He’s saying, “Your descendants…” if we look at the significance, “...will be like these principalities and powers. They will rule over the earth someday.” That’s a pretty big promise. 6Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. He believed. There’s our emunah. The heh-amin. 7And He said to him, “I am the LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess it. So the promise is to Abraham, to his descendants, and it’s about a specific land. And this belief–you know we talk a lot about faith. There was even a movement called Word of Faith movement. Faith is a big thing if you’re a believer. But what exactly should this faith focus around? Faith in Yeshua? Yes. But let’s go even farther back. How would the people of the First Century even come to look at Yeshua in faith? They would look back to their father Abraham as a pattern. So the heh-amin, the faith, it…was reckoned to him as righteousness because he believed. He believed that that specific land would be given to his descendants to possess. To this day a very small percentage of the earth believe. Whether we talk about believing that the people who are there are the descendants of Abraham...there’s all sorts of conspiracy and protocols and things out there that are trying to subvert the position of the Jews within the covenant. But it really goes back to: does Adonai have the right to promise this little piece of land to these people? Do we believe it? If we believe it, it can be among those things that are accounted to us as righteousness. Let’s look at another passage, very similar, Genesis 17:1 through 8. And this was when Avram was 99 years old. Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before Me, and be blameless. I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and I will multiply you exceedingly.” Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying, “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you will be the father of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. Right there we know that Abraham’s descendants will be out among the nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come forth from you. I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you. I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. Now how many times did He repeat Himself in that passage as if we didn’t hear Him the first time? He knows we’re not hard of hearing. But He also knows that we need to hear things more than once to get it. It’s about a covenant between Abraham and his descendants concerning this particular land that He has established. You cannot talk about the covenant without talking about the Land. And you can’t talk about the land and the covenant without talking about the descendants of Abraham. Those three things are the essentials if we’re going to talk about faith, emunah. If we are going to come from the summit of Amana, there is a summit of faith we must reach. And who is first associated with faith? Abraham. If we are descendants of Abraham, we have to exhibit that same kind of faith. Even though Abraham is told, ‘this is going to be a land of your sojourning’, in other words, ‘Abraham, you’re not really going to be able to call this your home. But your descendants will come back and they will be able to call it home.’ So let’s look at another passage, Genesis 13:17. And again, it’s about a specific land area and a specific people group. Again, talking to Abraham: Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you. And I emphasize “I”. Adonai is giving to Abraham and his descendants this specific land. It’s not for people to give it to Abraham or his descendants. Human beings do not give that land. Ever. A human being cannot transfer that land. It’s not under our authority, even as the tree of knowledge of good and evil was not under our authority. And it never will be ours to buy, to sell, to trade, to give away, to conquer. It’s always His. And it’s these terms that the nations have always coveted. Everything we just read...? The nations have coveted that tree. Out of all the trees in the world, they want this tiny piece of Land that’s promised to a specific group of people. And what is the big thing today? You have some people who would tolerate a few Jews in the land, but they would never tolerate Zionism. Zionism is the hot word. It’s Zionism to which they object so strongly because Zionism is associated with this covenant of an eternal promise between the Creator of the universe, Abraham, and his descendants. They can’t tolerate that. Because as long as there are people on earth who hold that covenant, then there is proof that there is still an Elohim. That there is One GOD. That’s what they’re fighting. They’re not fighting Jews. Jews are just in the way. They’re fighting their Creator. They want to say, “I get to subjectively choose my boundaries.” And we all do that to an extent, don’t we? We all want to define our own boundaries? And then we look into the Word and we say, ‘well I can’t do that anymore, because the Word says this is My boundary.’ We can’t be like King Solomon and say, ‘well that one doesn’t apply to me, that one doesn’t apply to me, that one doesn’t apply to me.’ We don’t get to do that. We have to say, ‘His boundaries apply to me in every area. It’s just a matter of me learning where those boundaries are. That’s the only question: have I learned them yet? And as I learn them, will I accept them? Or will I rise up like Cain and kill my brother? Will I rise up like Esau and try to kill my brother? Will I rise up like Ishmael and mock my brother?’ And so there’s a deep human disease that has been here from the time of the garden, and it’s coveting that which is not yours. Because as long as it’s not yours, you’re not GOD. If you can’t possess it, then you’re not in control. Adonai is the only one who gets to define what is acceptable sacrifice to Him. He’s the only one who can define acceptable behavior for a human being. No matter what your race. No matter what your nation. He’s the one who defines the boundaries. He made the design of the earth, He determined the inheritance of the nations, the reward of the nations, and Cain and Esau didn’t want to live within those boundaries. In fact, have you ever heard bigger crybabies? I mean cry baby, cry baby. What did Cain say, “My punishment is more than I can bear.” Well bless your heart. Criminals tend to get like that in the courtroom, don’t they? Here’s what Esau does, Genesis 27:34, once he finds out that Isaac has given the blessing to Jacob. When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!” Esau said to his father, “Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father.” So Esau lifted his voice and wept. It’s all about crybaby. The Father in Heaven may not have given us something and we sit around and cry, “Do you just have one blessing? Could I have one too? Could I have what he has?” We look at things and we covet them. Well we’re supposed to covet the better gifts. But if it’s not your gift? It’s not your gift. And so what will Esau do? Esau is the Red One. Since we’re going to talk about Three Wise Men and a Red One – Esau is the Red One. He came out red and hairy all over. And he’s referred to in Jewish literature as Admon. The permanent red one. Edom. And so there’s Esau, which is bad enough, and there’s the worst end of Esau, which we call Amalek, may his name be blotted out. Here’s what Esau wants to do. He wants to dominate. He wants to possess. He will kill if it serves those ends. But to him, simply maintaining control and power is usually to his satisfaction, that he is more powerful than Elohim. If he’s just got the power, he’s convinced he’s god. It doesn’t matter how many names he calls on. How many times he says it’s great. That’s not what he believes; he believes he’s great. Amalek, remember, was a descendant of Esau. And it’s worse. It’s the worst end of Esau because he will kill you. He’s not there to just control you. Amalek is there to kill you, and he will kill you through craft. He will kill you through animal violence. He’s much more on board to actually exterminate the Creator. Esau wants to control so he can say, “You don’t control me. I control me. I’m god.” Amalek actually wants to exterminate the Creator Himself. If he can get rid of the people of the covenant, then he’s to step one. But this is it, controlling the covenant people and their assigned habitation has always been the key to the aims of the Beast. The Beast is nothing new in Revelation. The Beast was created on Day Six. On the same day as a human being. And as we look at those four beast kingdoms – as we look at Babylon, we look at Medo-Persia, we look at Greece, we look at Rome, and then the systems, the organizations that have spread over the earth today in the feet – it has always been their aim to control the assigned habitation of Abraham’s descendants. Whether it’s the Temple Mount itself or even those nations that were prophesied to Abraham, that’s why their systems have been established all over the world. By the way, the leopard spots? Of Greece? If you go back into the Hebrew, the word can actually refer to organizations. And that’s what Greece had. Greece brought us medicine, literature, education, philosophy, politics, and the military. Rome comes along, they might change the names of the gods, but they perfect those systems of organization. And to this day we go to coliseums. And to this day we use the Latin language when we talk about medicine. Those systems, those leopard spots, were perfected by Rome and now they’re in every nation on earth still trying to control people. Now I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I mean, surely there are conspiracies out there; it’s not my job to find them. It’s my job to find Yeshua and point out that he ultimately will defeat the Red Beast. It’s so funny sometimes when people think they’ve found the anti-christ. Like it wasn’t that hard, was it? I mean, seriously? Every generation has one. It’s not unusual to find an anti-christ. What is unusual is to find somebody who will follow Yeshua with a whole heart as a descendant of Abraham and never stop believing that Plan A is still in effect. If we look at the resistance that is mustered by these Beast Kingdoms, we can see again that pointing to the stars, not just as numerous those stars, but one day, Abraham, your twelve tribes, they will judge from the twelve gates of Jerusalem. They will judge the earth with king Messiah. They will take their rightful place, what they were created to do with Plan A–it was to be a special people who will rule and reign from Jerusalem. Still Plan A, folks. He’s still raising us up. He’s teaching us how to be prepared to know His Word, to know how to judge nations, to have something on the resume other than a name and a phone number. And that’s why learning these Torah portions, it’s critical. How are you going to judge the nations? How are you going to be a star of Abraham if you don’t know the fundamentals of the Torah? What other measurement do you think He’s going to use? U.S. Constitution? Fine choice, but that’s not it. His Word stands forever. And we can see that in history, like in the Book of Daniel, you had Gabriel. Daniel is praying. He needs an answer. Gabriel is coming with an answer. But he’s resisted by the Prince of Persia. And it takes one more thing to overcome the Prince of Persia. The Prince of Persia is assigned to Persia. It’s his job to defend the interest of Persia. And those powers are very single-minded. They just do one thing. They don’t really multitask. And so a message is coming that is going to prophesy the overthrow of Persia. Does he want that message to go through? No, that’s his job, to maintain that nation and its boundaries. So he stands against Gabriel which means “the strength of El.” But MikhaEl, Michael, comes along and he breaks through. Because “who is like El”? There is none higher. Even that created entity called the Prince of Persia had to bow to Who Is Like Unto El. There’s no one higher. He’s a created being. Even the devils believe and tremble. They must obey when they’re confronted with the strength and that oneness of Elohim. And we can see there will come a time in the book of Revelation when it says these stars will be moved out of their places. These principalities and powers will be moved out of their places over the nations. Because who is supposed to arise? The star of Jacob is going to arise, and with him, the descendants of Abraham who were created to rule and to reign from Jerusalem. They're going to take those places of judgment under King Messiah. So let’s get a little more detailed. Let’s go to Isaiah 41. And I wanted to find a word here so we’ll understand this envy of the nations against Israel. And it–I know for you guys, you’re probably like me–there is no pretense of logic and reason in the world today as it pertains to the modern state of Israel. There’s nothing that even makes sense. And there’s a reason it doesn’t make sense. He’s dividing people out. He’s unmasking them. And it’s all going to come down to: Do we have a Creator? Do we accept Him as Supreme and the One to assign our job as human beings? Is He the only One worthy of worship? If you don’t believe that, then you’re going to have trouble with the logic and the reason of Zion because the Torah is going to go forth from Zion. There is only one measure. What are they fighting against? A few Jews and tanks? That’s not who they’re fighting. They’re fighting The One Who holds the Covenant. And He says, “Only by this will the world be judged.” They don’t want to be judged by that. In Isaiah 41:1 (ESV), I want to look at verse 1 and then skip down to 8 through 10. I want you to see who it’s addressed to. It says, Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment. So the nations, the coastlands, the peoples, He says “renew your strength” and I want you to approach Me and we’re going to have judgment. There’s nothing scarier to me than Adonai saying, ‘Come on, approach the bench. Let’s hear your case.” Then we skip down to verse 8, He says, But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend; you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, “You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off”; No Plan B. 10fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, He’s telling the nations, ‘strengthen yourself if you can,’ but He’s telling the people of Israel, “I will strengthen you.” It’s not by your strength, it’s by His. I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. His righteous right hand Yeshua. Now do we want to be part of the coastlands who approach the throne in our own strength for judgment? Or do we want Yeshua, our advocate, standing beside us? And standing in his strength. Standing in his righteousness. I want Yeshua. I can’t stand on my own strength anyway. So the coastlands are being challenged: “approach for judgment. To define who these coastlands are, even though the internal text tells us it’s the nations. Alright? Can you see the inner definition within the verse there? The coastlands are the nations? The specific word is actually “ee” (???). Which is kind of a funny word to me like “ee”, “ee”. And “eeyeem” (????????) would be plural. Coastlands. All that means is a habitable spot, dry land, a coast, an island. But it can be any habitable dry land. It doesn’t have to mean like the beach. The coastlands. The first mention of coastlands is going to be Genesis 10:5 (NASB 1995). It says, From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations. So the coastlands of the nations indicate this is where He set their boundaries. He set their boundaries the same way He set Abraham’s boundaries. And He set it according to language and family. These were the nations’ assignments. The nations didn’t like where they were assigned. Did you ever get a seat assignment you didn’t like? You ever get – you ever sit next to that one on the plan? They’re going to fall asleep on your shoulder and drool? Yeah. Or they’re going to stick their dirty feet up on the back of your seat? Some people, we don’t like our assignments. But in this case we better like our assignment. What they have been doing from the beginning is to reassign the boundaries and to absorb the descendants of Abraham. It’s not under their authority. They don’t get to change where the boundary is. But they want to. And the Messianic reign is going to be a time when the nations apparently will be forced to retain those assigned territories. Now does everybody have to go back from where they came from? I don’t know. I don’t intend to be here. I intend to be somewhere in the land as a descendant of Abraham. Because I believe. I believe. The children of Abraham will also live in peace on their assigned territory. And you say, ‘well where am I? Where am I supposed to be?’ You all know Galatians 3:29 (NASB 1995): And if if, conditional you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise. Heirs according to the promise. What promise? The land, the covenant, the people are the promise. You have a people and you have a land. Whether you’re there yet or not, it’s just a matter of yet. But if you believe on Messiah, then you are entitled to become an heir in that assigned territory to Abraham’s descendants. And you say, “But I don’t know what tribe I come from?” Most Jews don’t either. After the destruction of the second temple, most of the records were lost. Usually the Levi’im, the Levites and the priests, know who they are. They say it’s going to be Elijah’s job at the End of the Days to sort everybody out into their tribal territory. So they don’t know either. You’re not alone. You say, “But what if I don’t have any blood relation to Abraham.” Ezekiel 47:21 (NASB 1995) says, So you shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel. Not according to what the nations tell you. According to the tribes of Israel. You shall divide it by lot for an inheritance among yourselves and among the aliens who stay in your midst, who bring forth sons in your midst. And they shall be to you as the native-born among the sons of Israel; they shall be allotted an inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. 23“And in the tribe with which the alien stays, there you shall give him his inheritance,” declares the Lord GOD. There’s still no Plan B. You’re still there. If you believe. And if you belong to Messiah, then you are Abraham’s descendants. So I don’t know if you are an Issacharite, a Gadite, a Zebulonite, it doesn’t really matter to me. It basically, according to Ezekiel, just whatever ‘–ite’ you feel like that morning, then go there. Join yourself. And that route into the land, going back to the time of Abraham, as we look back at the text that we started with in the Song of Songs, it talks about (NASB 1995, chapter 4): Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, may you come with me (down) from Lebanon. Journey down from the summit of Amana, also in Lebanon From the summit of Senir and Hermon, is actually on the Israeli side today, but we’re talking about the same area – it’s in the northern part of Israel, the southern part of Lebanon. Abraham came down through that route. He came down through Haran. And from Haran we know that eventually his journey did take him to the mountain of myrrh and the hill of frankincense. It took him to mount Moriah where he offered Isaac. And then later, the offspring of Jacob would also be seen camped according to this passage of prophecy without a blemish. So yes, Abraham, proto-prophecy, he goes to the mountain of frankincense and myrrh. But then remember the prophecy of Balaam. Later as Israel is coming out of Egypt, they’re returning to the land, they’re returning to their inheritance, Balaam looks out at Jacob’s tents and he says, “How lovely are your tents, O Jacob. Your dwelling places, O Israel.” (Numbers 24:5) It’s one of the most beautiful prophecies of the Bible and–do you guys sing that on Shabbat? It’s prophecy. You’re singing of yourself without a blemish. You’re saying, “Well, I don’t know about that. ” He’s seeing forward, ok? It’s not exactly this moment. What He’s seeing is far into the millennial reign. He seeing that far where no longer does this bride have any blemish. She’s become perfect. And so that prophecy is actually a song of return to the land. It’s the gift and a sacrifice without blemish. What gifts do you bring to the altar? That without a blemish. Israel will be a sacrifice like it’s Messiah – without a blemish. And again, this is where are located the mountains mentioned here. Not just Amana, the mountain of faith like Abraham. And remember, Abraham is reckoned as righteous because of his faith. How are we reckoned as righteous? The same way. Because of our faith. So let’s look at that verse 8 again in the Song of Songs, chapter 4. It says, Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, may you come with me from Lebanon. Journey down from the summit of Amana, from the summit of Senir and Hermon, from the dens of lions, from the mountains of leopards. Right there you hear two of the Beast kingdoms mentioned. You hear Babylon the original beast kingdom, the golden head of the image. You hear about the leopard of Greece. You hear about the bronze belly, two of those beast kingdoms. And so He’s asking us, ‘come out of the belly of the beast. Get out of the head of the beast.’ Remember, the golden head of Babylon is associated with the lion. Get out of the lion’s head. Get out of the head of the beast. Journey down with Me from there. Come out of the belly of Greece. Get out of those organizations that have first, enticed you. And if you couldn’t be enticed, then they coerce you, and the Greek pattern, since we’re talking about Chanukah at this season, since you couldn’t be enticed or coerced, then you would be killed. He’s saying, get out of that belly. Get out of the belly of the beast. But you’re going to have to journey down. We’re all stuck out here in the kingdoms of the beast. How do we do that? He says, the way to do that is to journey down. Journey down. Abraham was told, ‘Lech Lecha - go for yourself, walk the land, inspect the land.’ He had already done that. You say, ‘Why is he being told to do that again?’ Because he’s told to arise. That’s very specific language in prophecy that can pertain to ‘resurrect’. Arise, come up to a different level. I want you to see the garden hovering over this land. I want you to see Plan A, Abraham. Because I want you to see your descendants here. I want you to see your descendants as occupying a land that’s more than sand and rocks. I want you to see the realm above it, so arise and walk and see the garden that is here. Inspect it. This is the land that your offspring are going to possess. There is a natural Israel, and there is a garden that is hovering just above it that is waiting to be married back to the natural land. So He says tashuri. In Hebrew, tashuri, ‘journey down.’ (Behold, Look, https://biblehub.com/hebrew/7789.htm) And shur, if we look it up in Hebrew, means go around for inspection. That’s what lech lecha means to Abraham, go around and inspect the place. See something here you’ve never seen before. Spy it out. Survey it. Observe it. Perceive it. Regard it. And it can even mean “lurk”. Like an animal. Lurk around. Observe. That word is first mentioned, tashuri, like ‘come on Bride, journey down, I want you to come with me. You’re blameless. You’re walking out your faith now. Come with me.’ So let’s go to the first mention of shur. Come with me, journey with me, regard. It goes back to Numbers 23:9 (NASB 1995). The first uses of shur. This is the prophecy of Balaam concerning Jacob’s tents. He says, As I see him from the top of the rocks, and I look at him (shur; I’m observing him, I’m regarding him, I’m perceiving him) from the hills; behold, a people who dwells apart, and (they) will not be reckoned among the nations. They’re different. He sets their boundaries. The nations do not set their boundaries. Journey down, you’re going to come to a place where the nations cannot set this boundary because it was eternally set by the Holy One of Israel. And then if you skip down to Numbers 24:17 (NASB 1995), he’s still prophesying. He says, I see him, but not now; I behold him shur, same word, I perceive, I regard, but not near; A star shall come forth from Jacob, A scepter shall rise from Israel, And shall crush through the forehead of Moab, And tear down all the sons of Sheth. So if we take those first uses of the word ‘shur’ for ‘journey down’ that we’re seeing in the Song of Songs, we say ‘Okay, what’s the prophecy of the Song of Songs about?’ It’s about what Balaam is seeing right here. He’s seeing into the future. He’s even seeing the Garden. Remember how he talks about the buckets of water that are flowing? He’s seeing Israel planted in the garden. And remember the beloved says ‘Come, come journey with me.’ He says, ‘You are altogether beautiful my darling, there’s no blemish in you.’ Well clearly Israel was blemished at that time. But there will be a time. Because in between those two uses we saw of “shur” for journey down. Numbers 23:21 (NASB 1995), it says, He has not observed misfortune in Jacob; nor has He seen trouble in Israel; the LORD his God is with him, and what did He say to Abraham? ‘I will be with you.’ And he says, And the shout of a king is among them. How can they be without a blemish? How can they be without iniquity? How can they be without wickedness? They can be without wickedness because the Lord his God is with him and the shout of a king is among them. Teruah. You know what a teruah is, when we play all those different notes on Rosh Hashana, on the feast of trumpets, it’s about resurrection from the dead. How can they be perfect? They are resurrected in perfection. That’s how Balaam is seeing them. Resurrected in perfection and not reckoned among the nations. They are now back in their assigned territory. And the shout of the king is going to scare any nation that would presume to move a boundary stone. I dare say they wouldn’t get a finger near a boundary stone at that time. We are perfect in our resurrection in our Messiah. The shout of a king is among us. So we know we are in exile. We know we are in the belly of the beast. We know we are in the head of the beast. But we are told to come out. ‘Come out from among her.’ We have to live in the world, but we don’t have to be of the world. And sometimes we feel like Adonai is not looking. He won’t see this. Or we hadn’t heard from Him in awhile, He probably won’t care if I do this. That’s not smart thinking. Because I think more than ever before as we look around at what’s going on in history, we have to say He’s watching. And it’s in Hosea 13:7, Adonai is prophesying about Israel in exile. He says: So I will be like a lion to them; like a leopard See how He’s using the Beast kingdoms? I will lie in wait by the wayside. Lie in wait by the wayside, that word is SHUR. “I’m watching them.” He’s actually lurking out here among the Beast Kingdoms watching us. Waiting. He’s lurking to do good for us. He’s lurking to bring us out of the belly of the beast. He’s lurking to clear up our heads. Our confused heads. We get out here in the world and we get confused about what we’re seeing. We get confused about what we’re hearing. And He’s like, ‘No, stay in My Word. Stay in My Word. Believe. There is no Plan B. You stay in My Word, and I will be lurking right next to you to do good. To deliver you.’ He sent Israel away for idolatry. But He’s still lurking to redeem us from the Red Beast of Exile. From Edom’s domain. There’s specifics that we’re given in this prophecy to help us understand how the return from the exile will occur. It’s going to connect with our passage from Song of Songs, and it’s from Hosea 14:4. Israel has been sent into exile. There it is called night. Sometimes if you see “night” in prophecy it means “a time of exile”. And here’s what He’s lurking to do for us. He says, 4I will heal their apostasy, I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away from them. 5 I will be like the dew dew also represents resurrection by the way to Israel; He will blossom like the lily, and he will take root like the cedars of Lebanon. Where are we supposed to come from? Come down with me from Lebanon. He’s saying, “Come on!” 6His shoots will sprout, and his beauty will be like the olive tree and his fragrance like the cedars of Lebanon. 7Those who live in his shadow will again raise grain, and they will blossom like the vine. His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon. 8O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. That word there for ‘look after’? It's our word, shur. I’m lurking out there in the nations. Here, He says, “I’m looking after you.' You might be out in Lebanon. Where did Jacob go to find a bride? To Lebanon. He went into exile to find a bride. And now He’s saying, ‘Come away with me my love. I’ve been looking after you, Ephraim. Ephraim, you’ve been out here among the nations as punishment for your idolatry, but I’m not angry with you anymore. I’m going to resurrect you. I’m going to be the dew of Israel. You’re going to blossom like the lily. Even in these lands of your exile, you’re going to start to take root and emit a fragrance like the cedars of Lebanon.’ He says, ‘It is I who answer and look after you’: I am like a luxuriant cypress; From Me comes your fruit. And this is what Adonai is doing. He’s lurking out here in the nations to resurrect His people, the descendants of Abraham, from their idols. And then they can be immersed in His Word and emit this fragrance of Lebanon. Because the meaning of Lebanon, other than a place of exile for Jacob, has several meanings. Sometimes it’s a euphemism for the Temple because the bones of the Temple were made from the cedars of Lebanon. So imagine the fragrance inside the Temple. You are little temples, and you, as you study in His Word and follow hard after Adonai, you obey Yeshua, and you will start to smell like a cedar tree. You are a little Temple. And you are going to come with Him from Lebanon, but you will begin to thrive out here in Lebanon. You will begin to thrive in the place of your exile because He says you’re putting down these roots, shoreshim. You’re learning where you came from. And He’s preparing to take you back there. There’s still Plan A, but He has to teach proper behavior, and you have to accept the boundaries. You can’t define your own commandments. They’re not subjective. You have to obey My commandments, and then I will then place you on the mountain of myrrh and frankincense. Now there’s other meanings to Lebanon. It can also mean pride. But it can also relate to Eden-like conditions. He’s preparing us to bring us back that same route that Abraham took. What route did he take? Faith. He believed. What route is he bringing you? Faith. Because you believe you’re doing something. Because you believe, you’re studying Torah portions. You’re studying to show yourself approved. Because you believe, you’re developing an identity with Israel. You’re coming out of replacement theologies that say, “Well it doesn’t really matter what happens to the Jews because we’ve replaced them all.” No. Your thinking is getting untwisted. And it’s beginning to become fragrant. So we know that the boundaries of Israel according to the millennial boundaries, it’s much bigger than it was even in the time of the 12 tribes. Much, in fact, it goes all the way to the Euphrates River. The only time we know that that occurred was during the era of King David. He actually did make war as far as the Euphrates. I don’t know of any other time that the boundary would have extended that far, but it makes sense that the son of David would also extend the boundary to the Euphrates because remember, He’s going to dry up the Euphrates to entice the kings of the East. ‘Come on in.’ Where did the wise men come from? Didn’t they come from the east? That was a good trip. The one in Revelation doesn’t sound like it’s going to be a good trip. Our passage is focusing on Lebanon. If we’re looking at the time of Abraham, it’s saying, ‘This is prophesying how we’re going to retrace his steps,’ at least his spiritual steps. The sages say those mountains that are referred to in the passage would be considered North and West. And sometimes directions are more symbolic than actual, like you wouldn’t necessarily look at a compass to get the answer. You would look at their symbolism. That’s the area from which Abraham had to go to retrieve Lot. When Lot was stolen and taken off, he had to go through there. And so those kidnapped were retrieved from the territory of Dan. In fact, to this day it’s referred to as Dan. If you’ve been up there you can actually see the altar that was built. The pagan altar that was built up there. Dan held the northern banner. Of the encampments of the tribes, it was Dan who was in the north with two other tribes. But what those four encampments represented was the directions of the four winds, and we know we’ve got the angels of the four winds. We’ve talked about the principalities and powers. Eventually, the tribes of Israel will judge. And again they will ascend to rule and reign with King Messiah. And they’re going to judge four-square Jerusalem with its twelve gates. The rabbis say Messiah is hidden in the North. Tzafon is North in Hebrew. It means hidden. So it’s a play-on word. So they say that King Messiah is going to come from the North. He’s been hidden in the North. But they also say that the Divine Presence is concealed, or hidden, in the West. And they say this Presence–you might have heard it called the Shekhinah, based on shaken, which means to dwell–they say that the Divine Presence is out there, like the prophecy says, lurking among the exiles. He’s not forsaken them. And when the time comes, those exiles will come from the West with Messiah from the North. And they will come over these mountains that it’s talking about in the Song of Songs. And they say that’s what’s going on. The Presence of Adonai is out here among the nations represented by the West watching over them. And what they’re saying is not necessarily for you to think by literal direction. It’s giving you spiritual directions. They’re saying when the exiles come home, it’s because they’re coming home through covenant faith. They’re coming through emunah, just like our father Abraham. Those exiled children will come back into the kingdom of Kingdom Messiah. In the same way that our forefather Abraham was credited for righteousness for his faith, they say his descendants will come the exact same way. Is that not preached in pretty much every church? Habbakkuk 2:4 (NASB 1995), it says Behold, as for the proud one, his soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith. We will live by faith. In fact if you look at Amana in the Song of Songs, it’s a play-on Word. It’s “her faith”. Her faith. Come away with me, my Bride. Come with your faith. The children of Abraham, the daughters of Jerusalem, they’re going to return to the head, the origin, the rosh, the head, the peak of her faith, which is going to be the Star of Jacob that Balaam saw through prophecy. The star of Jacob. The shout of a king is among them making them perfect in their faith. And He says there’s a scepter, there’s a royal king among them. There’s a shout of a king among them, and they are going to return in perfection with this king to the mountain of frankincense and myrrh. And so just to wrap it up for tonight before tomorrow when we get into the specific fears that Herod would have had and the language of the seven shepherds and the eight princes, and the Red One, let’s read Matthew 2:10 through 12. It’s talking about the wise men. It says, When they saw the star Which star would that have been? The star of Jacob. Amen., they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way. So two out of the three gifts: They brought the frankincense and the myrrh. We know the context now. It’s prophesying of the return of the exiles. They’re coming to this infant Yeshua and saying, ‘Here is the star of Jacob. Here is the scepter that will arise from Judah. And he will return the exiles from the nations.’ He will regather them according to every Jewish expectation this is what King Messiah must do. And then there’s the third gift. It’s the gold. And where does the gold come from? The twelve tribes were set in gold. They were carried on the priest’s shoulders. There’s the onyx stones. The names of each tribe are inscribed, and each is set in that gold filigree. And so here is a priest of Israel who is going to bear the exiles home on his own shoulders. And what does it say? The Government will be on his shoulders. It will be. So the gold, the frankincense and the myrrh weren’t random. It was a mindset within the way Jews think about scripture. They know that this passage in the Song of Songs is prophesying the return of the exiles. The disciples knew about it, they asked Yeshua, ‘At this time are you going to restore the kingdom? Are you going to gather them in?’ And he says, ‘It’s not really for you to know that right now.’ And when Yeshua is challenged in the Temple during the time of Chanukah, he’s asked a very specific question, and he gives a very specific answer. He starts talking about sheep. Tomorrow we’ll talk about those sheep and how the exiles actually do get home.
12/18/202351 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mark Call – Parsha “Miketz” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship this week for a two-part look at parsha ‘Miketz’ (Genesis chapter 41 through 44:17) – arguably the second installment in the life of Joseph, and his rise to the Number Two position in all Egypt, with at least a start of the ‘testing’ of his long-lost brothers, […]
12/17/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 26 seconds
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Calming Harp Episode #151

Psalm 7 assures us that those who plot evil will be dealt with by the Righteous Judge in His time. Sometimes we think it takes too long for that to happen, but David assures us that it will happen. Our lives are not always a bed of roses. Sometimes, our Heavenly Father takes us through […]
12/16/202328 minutes
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Holy Worship: The Music of the Bible-Samaritan Music

Beginning our journey into Ancient Israelite music culture and context we focus on the marginalized community of the Samaritans.  These prophetic estranged sons of Joseph have preserve one of the most ancient forms of Cantering every heard.  A combination of Hebrew and Arabic, like the language itself the Samaritans are stuck in the midst of […]
12/16/202329 minutes, 32 seconds
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Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – Isaiah chapter 12

The teachers discuss Isaiah chapter 12, and yet another set of ‘popular discussion topics,’ that the Book seems to inspire, from issues associated with a siege, to one that appears multiple times in the Bible, even if most don’t quite get the Name right: the “Day of the LORD.”
12/16/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 22 seconds
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Fear Not, Strength & Psalms 91 Warfare!

Don't Go on the Defensive, Keep the Offensive!  Strike Back with His Word! Tracks from our "Healing Scriptures" CD.  This has been playing in our programs slots on HNR for the past week as an encouragement and a reminder.  The last couple weeks we've been busy switching to a new computer (ugggh!) and with company and fellowship.  Meanwhile we've also been waiting and watching events unfold in the ME and around the world.  Nothing hugely significant (to the extent of Dana Coverstone's vision) that we are aware of happened in November however that doesn't necessarily mean November wasn't the beginning of something this coming year leading up to November.  Perhaps something took place in the spiritual realm which we have yet to see the effects of?  In any case it's still time for His people to keep watching for their Bridegroom's return and the world events prophesied to take place prior to His return!
12/16/202325 minutes
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Friday

News, commentary, and given the lateness of the hour, some analysis of what’s coming, for the week ending Saturday, 16 December, 2023.
12/15/202349 minutes, 47 seconds
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Drive Time Friday

Dr. Jeff Prystupa again joins David Justice and Mark Call to discuss some of the events in the news over the past week, and what we should do in ‘such a time as this.’
12/15/202348 minutes, 59 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Thursday

News and commentary for Thursday, 14 December, 2023.
12/15/202324 minutes, 47 seconds
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Flashpoint

What steps have been taken recently to implement digital ID/everything?  What has happened to the New Zealand statistician whistleblower who assembled stats that showed a 25% kill rate from some batches of C19 vaxxes?  Nobel Prize winning developer of C19 vaxx is now developing a ___ vaxx. What global injunction (? global) has been issued?  […]
12/14/202350 minutes, 1 second
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Tuesday

News and commentary for Tuesday, 12 December, 2023.
12/13/202325 minutes, 55 seconds
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Mark Call – Daily News Update Monday

News and commentary for Monday, 11 December, 2023.
12/12/202324 minutes, 34 seconds
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There Has To Be More~12-08-2023

Overview of the Tanakh – Session 24
12/11/202325 minutes
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There Has To Be More~12-06-2023

Overview of the Tanakh – Session 23
12/11/202325 minutes
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There Has To Be More~ 12-04-2023

Overview of the Tanakh – Session 22
12/11/202325 minutes
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