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About Immanuel Verbondskind

Being a creature of the Most High Maker, wanting to know His Word better and to see clear in the many religious groups this world has. + Een schepsel van de Allerhoogste Maker, die Zijn Woord beter wil leren kennen en duidelijk wenst te zien in de Goddelijke Boodschap en in de vele religieuze groeperingen van deze wereld.

Messianic Gentiles looking at Torah and Jews, often giving a wrong view about Messianic Jews

Some Messianic groups do want others to believe that all Messianic Jews have put away their Only One True Beloved God Who is One eternal all-knowing invisible Most Almighty Elohim.

The retired Marc Hiatt worked as a Worship Director and Office Admin at Or HaOlam Messianic Congregation in Overland Park, KS, where he is known as Mordekhi. He seems to be one of those Messianic preachers who want to distort the view on Messianics by doing as if all of them worship Jeshua (Jesus Christ) as their god. Problem with such misleading gurus is that they do not want to provide place for comments on their articles, for probably they know very well that too many would disagree with them or would show readers how it is otherwise. Not providing a place for real Messianics to react, they stay in the dark and Jews may continue to have a wrong impression of those Jews who honestly choose  for Jesus.

Mr. Hiatt is not Jewish by blood, as far as any of his family records reveal. He may have a heart for Israel and the Bnei Yisroel or Jewish people and considers himself to be a Messianic Gentile,

“a “Ruth,” as it were.”

But it are such people and evangelicals who frighten us very much. Such preachers who try to convert Jews, or try to lure them in the trap not to worship the Elohim Hashem Jehovah anymore, that makes so many Jews afraid to have contact with Christians, because they too have a misinformed image. This is why today only 0,3% of the Jewish population in Israel is notated as believing in Christ. Evangelists saying so, pointing out there are 99,7 non-believers. Evangelism and Apologetics director Eitan Bar, on Youtube shares the 3 main reasons why Jewish people today don’t believe in Jesus, and gives a report about Evangelism in Israel. He explains the dangers of looking at the world from limited eye points, facing replacement theology which often leads to anti-semitism (look at the crusades, inquisition, pogroms, bloodlabels, etc).

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We all should Remember our Bore [Creator – (Qohelet / Ecclesiastes 12:1)] and be faithful to this One and Only One True God and His Words given to us, them being recorded on the Scrolls. Those scrolls never presented the Lamb of God and a real Jew shall never says or believes the words written in the Torah would be the word of Jeshua (Jesus). To say the Torah

represents the living Word, Yeshua

is just an insult for us.

We respect the Torah because we consider it the infallible Word of God, the Most High Elohim.

In Messianic Judaism, the Torah scroll, written on a lamb’s skin,
represents the Lamb of God, Yeshua,
and that is why a Torah scroll is honored and respected.
The scroll itself is not worshiped,
but it is honored as the written word of ADONAI,
which in turn represents the living Word, Yeshua.

~ B’ha’alotkha, by Mordekhi’s Drash, A Messianic Gentile look at Torah and more by Marc Hiatt

All the activities of faithful men should be directed to Hashem, who should be the “centre” of our lives and never may faithful people have other gods next to the Elohim Hashem Jehovah. Even when we accept Jesus or Jeshua as the Messiah, his great position may never make us to worship him as one of our gods, or even worse, to make this son of man and Ben haElohim (or son of God), into our God.

Mostly that choice to make Jesus or Jeshua in God frightens our brothers and sisters living in Israel and other countries. That we may encounter so many preachers wanting us to believe we do not need the faith in our Hashem Elohim or yekar to Him, but into the faith in their god Yeshua makes us much afraid and makes us alert but also scared that lots of our brethren and sisters may be lured in the trap of Trinitarianism and its adjoint avodah zara or idolatry.

The eternal Most High, the Ehyeh, Asher, Ehyeh – who was, who is, and always shall be, has no turning or changing shadow in Him and has only His Kol to Whom we should listen. He has given the statutes we should follow. That Torah or written Law is what we should take as our Guide. Though many of those Messianic Gentiles want to give the impression we cannot go without them. They do seem to forget we clearly know, or should know, that we should not have any other gods. And real lovers of God should also not keep to halfways, we cannot be partial in applying the Torah (Mal’akhi / Malachi 2:9).

The Tikkun Olam or God’s redemptive purpose to restore a fallen world did not come by Him faking His birth, temptation, death and resurrection, still keeping all people to suffer such a long time after such a “salvation” by taking on the fleshly body of Christ and then telling lies, like that He would not know when coming back or who would be seated next to Him. God knows everything, but Jesus had to learn everything and did not know a lot of things, even not some very important matters, like his return (all proof he  – Jesus – is not God).

Those people, who want to give a wrong picture of Messianic Jews, also ignore Hashem’s Tachlis, and reduce the act of Christ to a God playing some act, or bringing a ‘theatre play,’ to quieten us, like mothers or father who tell a bedtime story before having their children going to sleep.

What took root in Israel nearly two thousand years ago, and was the sent one from God bringing “Peace and Salvation”, shall have to grow coming the prophesied times of the “Age to come“. Real lovers of God should show the world that we shall have to face Tikkun Olam and that slowly but surely our world shall repair and God’s People shall have their Holy Land in that restored land where more and more people shall find and worship that only One True God and shall keep to the mitzvah in honour of Him, the Most High, Who gave the world His Word with the Torah.

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  2. A Hebrew-Christian movement
  3. A House for God in our 21st century
  4. Moshe Rabbenu and Torat Moshe
  5. Difference between a Messianic Gentile, a Messianic Jew and a Christian
  6. Jews and Christians against Messianics and Jeshuaists
  7. Tekufat Tevet – Darkness, gold moon and Light to look forward
  8. Importance of Tikkun olam
  9. When you believe Jesus is God: who do you think is the mediator? #2 Firstborn from the dead our advocate

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  7. You really couldn’t make it up – If you’re making common cause with the Messianics
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  13. Stop the tailspin
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Joden in Ijsland Uitkijkend naar synagoge

In 1625 vestigde zich de eerste Jood in IJsland. Het was een Poolse handelaar die zich tot het christendom bekeerde. In de achttiende en negentiende eeuw kwamen er meerdere Joden naar IJsland, vooral Deense handelaren. Aan het begin van de Tweede Wereldoorlog zocht een handjevol vluchtelingen zijn toevlucht op het vulkanische eiland. Later voegden zich daar ook Britse, Canadese en Amerikaanse soldaten bij, die er gelegerd werden. Een Amerikaanse veldrabbi kwam in 1941 naar IJsland voor de zielzorg van de Joodse soldaten. Aan het einde van de oorlog waren er zo’n tweeduizend Joden, verdeeld over twee Joodse gemeenschappen, waaronder een orthodoxe. Rond 1955 was het Jodendom nagenoeg verdwenen. De meeste Joden hadden, zoals de IJslandse wet toen voorschreef, IJslandse namen aangenomen en assimileerden in de samenleving.

Het handjevol overgebleven Joden die vasthielden aan hun Joodse identiteit kwam pas in 2011 tijdens een cedermaaltijd in Reykjavik voor het eerst officieel weer bij elkaar. Deze was georganiseerd door rabbi Berel Pewzner van de Chabat-beweging. In de jaren die volgden, organiseerde de gemeenschap met enige regelmaat bijeenkomsten om gezamenlijk Joodse feestdagen te vieren. Hiervoor werden zaaltjes gehuurd.

Gaandeweg werd de gemeenschap hechter en ontstond er behoefte aan geestelijke en praktische leiding. Het echtpaar Feldman bezocht de gemeenschap in 2017 enkele keren, om zich in het voorjaar van 2018 permanent in IJsland te vestigen. Het echtpaar is oecumenisch ingesteld en heeft niet als missie het gedachtegoed van de Chabat-beweging uit te dragen, maar de gemengde Joodse gemeenschap tot steun te zijn.

Een 250 zielen willende gelegenheid krijgen om samen in een synagoge hun geloof te beleiden.

Een eigen synagoge heeft de Joodse gemeenschap nog niet. Tot nu toe huurt men telkens een zaaltje. „Maar we hopen in de nabije toekomst een eigen cultureel centrum te openen, waar we onze feestdagen en sabbatten kunnen vieren” zegt rabbi Feldman enthousiast.

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Ophitser en opzetter tegen Joden

Donald Trump probeert de Amerikaanse joden uit elkaar te spelen en ervoor te zorgen dat de Democraten bestempeld worden als anti-joods, anti-Israël.”

Amerikaanse joden die voor de Democraten stemmen zijn volgens de Amerikaanse leider ofwel “onwetend”, ofwel “deloyaal”, afvallig tegenover Israël.

Deze uitspraak van de Amerikaanse president Donald Trump heeft heel wat joden verontwaardigd en geschoffeert. Voor velen is het duidelijk hoe Trump de Amerikaanse joden tegen elkaar probeert uit te spelen en ervoor te zorgen dat de Democraten worden bestempeld als anti-joods, anti-Israël.

De uitspraak van Trump volgt kort na een controversiële tweet van enkele dagen geleden, waarin de president de Democratische politici Rashida Tlaib en Ilhan Omar viseerde, die kritisch staan tegenover het beleid van de Israëlische premier Benjamin Netanyahu. Met zijn tweet kreeg Trump gedaan dat Israël de twee Democrates de toegang ontzegde, toen ze de Westelijke Jordaanoever en Oost-Jeruzalem hadden willen bezoeken.

 

Het is totaal verkeerd te denken dat als men tegen de politieke gang van zaken is dat men ook tegen Joden zou zijn. Niet alle Joden zijn het eens hoe hun land muren bouwt en anderen uitsluit.

Trump wil zeer pro-Israël zijn, maar stelt pro-joods altijd gelijk aan pro-Israël. Als je tegen Israël bent, ben je een antisemiet, volgens Trump, maar dat klopt natuurlijk niet.

Invloedrijke joodse organisaties zijn niet te spreken over Trumps uitspraak, nadat ze vorige week dus ook al overwegend negatief hadden gereageerd op de beslissing van Israël, volgend op Trumps tweet, om Tlaib en Omar de toegang tot het land te ontzeggen. Veel joodse organisaties lieten weten dat ze de opvattingen van de beide politici niet steunden, maar desondanks wel vonden dat Israël hen niet de toegang had mogen weigeren. “Israël heeft niet wijs gehandeld”, klonk het.

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You choose your atitude.

In this world of internet and social media lots of people like to present themselves better than they are in real life. They create a virtual “I”” or a “Self” they would love to be, instead of trying to find themselves happy with the being they are.

The one who chooses to be himself or herself in the end is the stronger one who shall be happier at the end of this race, being content with what he or she could reach by himself or herself, without having fooled the self.

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Betterself

Nobody has the power to make you feel any type of way you choose your own feelings focus on the positive even when everything is negative.

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Happiness is …..

Happiness is our willingness to accept ourselves for what and who we are and to be willing to see the beauty of the world around us.

Indians Abroad Desi Videsh Me

Happiness is a Choice.

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Dealings with ruling authorities

Pirkei Avot 2:3(3) Be careful [in your dealings] with the ruling authorities for they do not befriend a person except for their own needs; they seem like friends when it is to their own interest, but they do not stand by a man in the hour of his distress. משנה אבות ב׳:ג׳(ג) הֱווּ זְהִירִין בָּרָשׁוּת, שֶׁאֵין מְקָרְבִין לוֹ לָאָדָם אֶלָּא לְצֹרֶךְ עַצְמָן. נִרְאִין כְּאוֹהֲבִין בִּשְׁעַת הֲנָאָתָן, וְאֵין עוֹמְדִין לוֹ לָאָדָם בִּשְׁעַת דָּחְקוֹ:

Rabbi Eliyahu Mizrahi, ca. 1445-1525, Chief Rabbi of Constantinople

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Time to sit still or to pass on

The first week of the Summer holiday is already nearly gone. It goes so fast, perhaps before we know the three weeks shall be over and the roads in Flanders shall again pile up with pepole going to do their daily business, their worldly duties.

You would think they could have now some more time to take rest but also to spend more time reading in the Set Apart Scriptures.
These weeks people love it to find their work-life coming to a stand still. I wonder if they would remember how perhaps a whole world was like coming to a complete silent standstill. In the words of the Midrash about the Matan Torah:

When God revealed Torah at Mount Sinai, no bird sang, no cow mooed, no bad of grass rustled in the wind. (Shemot Rabbah29:9)

God giving the Torah on Mount Sinai

What God had to say was so important everything was like coming to a standstill. (Figuratively.)

There at Mount Sinai the Torah was given to the Am kadosh God’s People. though in fact it was not only for the Hebrews, but to all the nations of the world that God provided His Word. All should have to come to hear His Voice. God’s People should know the importance of it for them but also for the others around them. Though for those who call themselves People of God it can be a Hard Word.

God lifts Mount Sinai and holds it over the heads of the assembled Children of Israel.  Then God says,

either you accept and pledge to observe my Torah or I shall drop the mountain on top of you. (B. Shabbat 88A and B. Avodah Zarah 2B)

Would we like the world falling on our head? Are we getting God’s messages He gives throughout the many ages? Not many do!
It is all about bringing the Message of God further into the world. We may not forget the purpose of our people, to be teachers and examples of the ideals of Torah to the world. Indeed by adherence to these ideals we become in the words of the Prophet Isaiah;

“A light to the nations’ (Isaiah 49:6)

a worthy example for all. If we are not willing to accept the responsibility of adhering to the Torah’s ideals, there is no good reason for us to continue to exist.

Israel’s willingness to accept Torah was so important to God that the Almighty threatened to break the promise made after the flood never to destroy the world again unless Israel agrees to embrace the Torah and its ideals (B. Shabbat 88A).

So we should not fear to find the world coming to an end that way, but we may not forget that the Elohim warned us also for a terrible war going to come. Our eyes should be directed to those incredible difficult times, when there would be more natural disasters, children getting cross with their parents, people having no respect any more for each other nor keeping to ethic values, religion fighting against religion, nations against nations. It all shall end by a disastrous World War.

But before that time shall be so near that it would be to late to warn others, the people of God should spread the Good News and warn people to be ready.

We should show others how we as People of God want to be an example and demonstrate to God that we are worthy to receive His Torah.

When God asks us to offer guarantors of our worthiness, we offer the deeds of our patriarchs and our prophets but God finds neither of these acceptable.  Only when we pledge the loyalty of our children to God’s teachings does God reveal the Torah to our people. (Shir Ha ShirimRabbah, Chapter 1, Section 4, Midrash 1)

When we are free from daily work, having our Summer-holiday we should take time to tell others about that Word of God which might bring light and life for so many. Living in the hope (tikvah) that one day more people shall come to see and understand the Voice of God and be willing to go with us to the corners of the world.

“Thus says ADONAI-Tzva’ot, “In those days it will come to pass that ten men from every language of the nations will grasp the corner of the garment of a Jew saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’ ””
(Zechariah 8:23 TLV)

 

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Preceding articles

An uncovering book to explore

2016 Summer holiday

Holiday time reading time

Allow yourself a chill-out day

Shabbat Mevarchim opening to the Summer-holiday period

Summer holiday time to knock and ask, and time to share

Christians remaining hidden not sharing the gospel

Witnesses of Christ and of his gospel

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Additional articles to read

  1. Why think that (4) … God would reveal himself in words
  2. Why think that (5) … the Bible is the word of God
  3. How to Read the Bible (sequel 6) an after thought
  4. Bible Reading: is it worthwhile?
  5. God’s forgotten Word 2 Lost Lawbook 1 Who has still interest
  6. Today’s thought “Let’s be examples of disciples who spread the word about their Master” (May 17)
  7. Daily thought for July the 8th and the Summer months
  8. I can’t believe that … (4) God’s word would be so violent
  9. ….a powerful way to put the universe on notice….
  10. Making time for prayer in Summerholiday
  11. Holiday tolerance
  12. Will There Ever be Peace on Earth?

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  2. Summer reality and summer dreams
  3. Podcasts for Summer
  4. Our Summer Trip: My Top 10 Favourite Things
  5. Mallorca – My Summer Holiday Highlights!
  6. Which books to read this summer: 5 tips!
  7. Moshe, Dovid, and What the Other Nations Rejected
  8. Yitro – The question of freedom of choice
  9. Shavuot: Now That’s The Spirit! 5779
  10. Rav Avigdor Miller on The Avos and Matan Torah
  11. Rav Avigdor Miller on The Nations Reject the Torah
  12. Rav Avigdor Miller on The Nations Reject the Torah
  13. Shavuot – The meaning of Har Sina
  14. Preparing to Accept The Torah: Part One
  15. Too busy?
  16. Being an Example; November 27, 2018
  17. A Living Example
  18. Pelted for the Gospel
  19. Who Follows You?

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To raise one another up, whenever and wherever we can

God asks us to raise one another up,
whenever and wherever we can.
Such is the nature of covenantal community.
Everyone carries.
And everyone is carried.

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Nature: God’s Great Blessing

All to often too many people are looking for God in far away places, whilst His wonders can be seen around us. Man may have been banned from Gan Eden, not living in a Royal Garden any more, but the Divine Creator still lets mankind feel and see what could be part of his living world.
Sources, streams, rivers, flowers and trees bear witness to His Glory.

Footsteps

This weekend, as you are reading this, I am camping with my church family. I have been looking forward to this for weeks because this is my first vacation from my job since September.

Some people hate the outdoors, but even though I grew up in the suburbs, I have always had a deep connection with nature. The outdoors has been my quiet space to think and get out of my normal activities;It is the place I go to relax and it is also one of the few places I feel closest to God.

God created everything around us, including ourselves and the people around us. He made a beautiful garden for the first people to enjoy and live in. While they did not last in the garden God created, the beauty in nature has never gone away. Nowadays, some people have to search hard and long for a place…

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Wat betekent ASF voor ons

In West-Europa moeten wij durven herinneren hoe er een bepaalde groep kwam te ontstaan welke zich zodanig keerde tegen andere menselijke wezens dat zij in hen geen mensen meer zagen maar elementen die moesten uitgeroeid worden als een vreselijk virus.

Na de eerste wereld oorlog riep iedereen “nooit meer oorlog” maar al gauw was er die tweede wereld oorlog. Weer dachten velen dat dit nooit meer zou gebeuren, maar als wij niet opletten staat zulk een gebeuren weer snel voor onze deur.

Het is de taak van de verantwoordelijken, leiders en opvoeders om de geschiedenis steeds kenbaar voor de ogen van de maatschappij te houden. Het is onze plicht om te herinneren en ‘nooit te vergeten’.

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Betreft

  • De organisatie Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste, die dit weekend zijn zestigjarige samenwerking met Nederland viert. = 60 jaar lang compenseren Duitse vrijwilligers landen, die geleden hebben van de Tweede Wereldoorlog
  • 2de wereld oorlog steeds verder weg te liggen & nieuwe generaties zijn allang niet meer schuldig aan  donkere dagen van toen
  • sporen 2de Wereldoorlog nog steeds in Joodse Gemeente aanwezig.

Hamesjek

Het is vrijdagmiddag. Ik kijk op
mijn telefoon. Op het scherm van de telefoon lees iksjabbatsjalom. Het is een mooie wens. Een wens geschreven door een
vader van een oudASF vrijwilliger. ASF, de organisatieAktionSühnezeichenFriedensdienste, viert dit weekend zijn zestigjarige samenwerking met Nederland. Zestig jaar langcompenserenDuitse vrijwilligers landen,die geleden hebben van de Tweede Wereldoorlog.
Deze vader is niet Joods, maar het is bijzonder attent. Juist omdat hij niet
Joods is. Hartverwarmend. Dit appje is kenmerkend van hoe vrijwilligers en
familieleden van de ASF zich openstellen tegenover de Joodse gemeente. Open
begripvol met liefde, warmte en nieuwsgierigheid.

Ik heb in de afgelopen jaren veel
vrijwilligers ontmoet. Met bruine, blauwe, groene en grijze ogen keken zij mij
altijd met interesse aan. Vrouw, man,meestalin de leeftijd van rond de twintig, net klaar met de
middelbare school. Ze komen dan vaak worstelend met de vraag wat verder te gaan
te studeren voor een jaar naar…

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