EPOCH TIMES – Valentine’s Day

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Babies are known by God before even being in the womb….as King David confirmed. You were planned to walk this earth at this very moment in time. What god is in charge of the womb? Don’t insult The One who created you.

“Valentine’s Day is by far the oldest of our American holidays. We can trace its history all the way back to the early times of Ancient Rome and the feast of Lupercalia. Celebrated in mid-February, the fertility rites of Lupercalia featured certain priests of the city dashing about the streets carrying strips of goat hide dipped in the sacrificial blood of the goat and a dog, and lightly striking willing female spectators who hoped to bear a child that year. According to legend, many other young women put their names into an urn during that festival, bachelors would pick out the cards, and for a year, the pair would spend time together.”

“Weird yes, but there it is.”

“Later, the Catholic Church appropriated this event, although not its practices, and declared it Saint Valentine’s Day after a Christian martyr. More time passed, and for a variety of reasons, this saint’s feast day became associated with romantic love. In the Middle Ages, there began the practice of exchanging letters and other tokens of affection. When shoppers purchase items for this day they are carrying forward one of our culture’s oldest traditions.”

God’s Traditions Point Forward –

On February 12, 2022 I was with my friend who wanted to send me a Valentine’s card and I told her that it was one of those pagan things and I would prefer she keep her money. Both of us realized it was now a tradition that showed our love and she wanted to send her appreciation for me driving her to Sabbath every week.

Our first grandson got married on February 14, 2019. He did NOT give it recognition as he also knew it was a pagan tradition. I write this because I have some thoughts on where some of this tradition came from.

First, let’s review what I wrote on Sabbath 02.12.2022. There are only eleven places the word, ‘tradition’ is found in the entire bible. You may want to read the entire article at yhebrew.com.

Mat_15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

Mat_15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

Mat_15:6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

Mar_7:3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

Here we see that if you didn’t wash your hands often you broke the elder’s (rabbi) traditions. Washing your hands before eating is not written in the instructions of Mosche known as The Written Word of God…The Torah. They are asking Yeshua Jesus these things to ‘entrap’ to declare himself was God.

Let us remember that Yeshua Jesus never came to set up his own instructions, but to confirm what was already spoken place by The Father.

Yeshua is called The Living Word because He endorses The Torah called The Word of God. Yeshua could go along with their hand washing because it made sense to have clean hands before you eat, but these traditions now took precedence of taking care of your parents and other instructions from The Father.

Thus, Yeshua was putting down their ‘traditions’ to set forth The Torah as God’s authority to live successfully on the earth. Yeshua Jesus would not obey the earth’s fathers (many sects of leaders) if he found their ways contrary and lead people to making even these oral rules new ‘gods’ to them.

Mar_7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?

Mar_7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

Mar_7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

Mar_7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

Col_2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

2Th_3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

1Pe_1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

Is it wrong to wash hands? No.

Is it wrong to tithe to the temple? No!

It is wrong to clean the sanctuary pots? No!

Now let’s catch this… in 2 Thessalonians 3:6 Yeshua Jesus is telling them that these things are disorderly and not received from The Father.

In Colossians 2:8 we learn these things are vain deceit which follow after the rudiments of the world…and not our Messiah.

In my youth I was raised up Catholic. I know their ‘traditions’. We heard mass in Latin and then finally in English. But it was still their churches ‘traditions’ and not The Bible alone.

I always like to ask, ‘Why’.

EPOCH TIMES, “According to legend, many other young women put their names into an urn during that festival, bachelors would pick out the cards, and for a year, the pair would spend time together.”

Why would we try to line up a male and female to possibly marry by ‘luck of the draw’?

The only example that I can remember in Scripture is where the tribe of Benjamin was beaten up so terribly by his brothers that only a few men survived that had hidden themselves in the trees of the forest. All the tribes agreed that their brother should not be totally annihilated from the earth since he was a son of Ya’cov, too.

The Tribe of Judah volunteered to give to the Tribe of Binyamin females that were willing to marry them. These young women were virgins knowing no other man. Only those that agreed to this offered themselves that one night by dancing before the fire. These women are likened to Chanoah (Eve) who agreed with God, “Yes” I will redeem myself by having children…multiplying the human on the earth. These wonderful virgins did build back The Tribe of Binyamin. And

It was not a trick to kill the Benjamin’s off that night, but to offer them life.

I look at this story as an example of God’s mercy and love. It also shows our Creators redemptive plan for our earth. Most of the kings that rise up to be Israel’s kings are from the Tribe of Binjamin. Binyamin two names follow him throughout his life. He was named, “Son of Suffering’ by his mother Rachel who died after his birth. He was renamed on the Eighth day (my thinking) by Ya’cov when he returned from a trip helping his parents. Ya’cov renames this son, “Son of my Strength.”

In man’s journey on earth, we see God provincial plan told through people’s lives. Like Job, we don’t have to ask why…we just have to hold fast and understand your story line needs to follow the will of God. It is how you respond is what God is looking for. Job never let go of believing God loved him. Job knew he could disappoint God so we see him even praying for his children in case they would displease God.

The Tribe of Binyamin must have wondered too as to why their tribe suffered much and from the very hands of their brethern. God moved them to fight to almost complete annihilation. God worked through this last son to show us ‘The Last King’ that will rise up on our earth after God’s children have suffered much.

It’s easy to love God when things are going well, but what happens when you’re tested. I have to examine my own life to see what I have I done wrong in the Lord’s eyes. I’m rarely sick but did fall to sleeping off something for about a week. I know my sin. I repented to God and confirmed that repentance to my friend and yet I have one more friend to admit it too. I am no longer sick, and I will not make that mistake again in showing how wonderful I acted on the Sabbath that was Christmas and yet at night met with family to be the biggest one with the most gifts for my family. By Christmas evening I had succumbed to keep peace within our family when they all know I speak highly against it being ‘another’ tradition. There, now you have. From now on I will trust The Lord with my harmony with all our families.

God’s ‘traditions’ that he established POINT to our future of being part of His kingdom. I have not right to remove them from my life much less this earth.

Yeshua, God-in-the flesh came, is and will return to our earth. His spirit IS in us placing Him on our earth through those walking out His instructions. He was in The Wilderness as a pillar of smoke during the day and a pillar of fire by night.

They lived 14,400 days living out The Torah that they would then teach the world. Yeshua Jesus is now called The Living Torah (Word) showing up in person at year 4000. We will have another 4000 years to gather in all those that will believe this story line and participate in it in their lifetime.

Yeshua’s work of our salvation was finished at the cross and resurrection. This work crushes the head of all Deceivers. But his deeds of living ‘the Traditions of Our Father’, The Torah, were to go forth into all the world. He had The Temple burnt down so the Jews would now focus The Torah to the world. He then issued a holocaust in order to bring the world’s attention back to Jerusalem. In 1948 the Nation of Israel was recognized by Harry S Truman from Independence, MO. Yes, they were given independence even confirmed by the town Independence…Yes, from where I write about ‘new beginnings’.

Yeshua Jesus became Benjamin who suffered to rise up again and have Kings come through his blood line.

So, if Valentine’s is the oldest American holiday, I reject it. You can say it’s about God’s love but it is NOT. It is about human’s loving each other…which they should already be doing when obeying God’s instructions, the Torah.

We are to love GOD alone making no image of anything that lives on the land or lives in the sea or in the heavens above. The sun or moon are for times and seasons to shows The Lord’s Feasts. They are our calendar that shows us even the Sabbath…Day Seven.

Many religions never even wear jewelry as they want to stay humble before God. I’ve met a very God-fearing black man of whom never liked his picture taken. Instead of explaining what I’m trying to say here, he would just say, “My color doesn’t show up very well in pictures.” I would laugh with him about his joke but understood that in even taking too many pictures of ourselves we end up making ‘gods’ of ourselves, our families, friends and especially our children.

As as was searching for the Scripture to confirm the story of Binjamin I found these Scriptures that I pray will warm your heart so we turn our love completely to our King that is coming to bring our world back to The Father’s Traditions.

These Scriptures are heavy…..but necessary…because in these ‘last days’, deception is liked a dark thick cloud we can’t seem to find our way through. God’s traditions must burn in the human heart like fire.

Jeremiah did not take a wife, nor have sons or daughters there. He spent three years imprisoned by Israel’s king. This king just could not believe that they were not to rule from Jerusalem any longer. For three years Jeremiah told him, “There is no “new” word from God. You are to go to Babylon.”

God will NOT take his bride until she comes of the traditions of men.

God will NOT marry A Bride that does NOT know Him.

Famine, Sword, and Death

Jer 16:1 KJV The word of the LORD came also unto me, saying,

Jer 16:2 Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.

Jer 16:3 For thus saith the LORD concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bare them, and concerning their fathers that begat them in this land;

Jer 16:4 They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcass shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.

Jer 16:5 For thus saith the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken away my peace from this people, saith the LORD, even loving kindness and mercies.

Jer 16:6 Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:

Jer 16:7 Neither shall men tear themselves for them in mourning, to comfort them for the dead; neither shall men give them the cup of consolation to drink for their father or for their mother.

Jer 16:8 Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink.

Jer 16:9 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.

Jer 16:10 And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?

Jer 16:11 KJV Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshiped them, and have and have not kept my law;

They forsook The Torah…the Oral Word of God. At Babylon it is written down…and then called The Written Word of God…. Yeshua Jesus is called, the Living Word of God.

Then it got worse—and in our day…oh my…we don’t even know when The Lord’s Feasts are. But, we know Halloween and Estar.

Jer 16:12 And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk everyone after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:

Jer 16:13 Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night; where I will not shew you favor.

Our world is Babylon with the United States leading the way. Man holds to ‘the ancient’s traditions’ picking up on them and making them their own all in the name of fun.

Jer 23:22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.

Counsel was given so the people would hear and turn from their evil ways but they would stand for hearing this God’s counsel (The Torah).

Was it too hard to rest their land (which pointed to the 7000th year of our earth with Christ ruling on earth). The problem began with Solomon who did NOT have The Torah read to the people. The next generations did NOT rest the land for 490 years which meant they would be cast out for 70 years so ‘the remembrance’ would be remembered. And, the 70 would again point to The Sabbath which points to our earth’s 6000-7000 year where Messiach personally reigns as King of Kings via King David’s throne.

Jer 23:36 And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man’s word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.

We can NOT make man’s traditions, God’s traditions. If it’s not in The Written Torah it is your burden and not the Lord’s burden.) Whatever you ‘burden’ to do reveals your heart. Christians have to be careful what they align with if they want our Babylonian world to come to The Lord.

In the earth’s 19th century Israel was becoming a Nation.

In the earth’s 20th century Israel became a Nation.

In the earth’s 21st century Israel was recognized by The Nations as legitimate.

She is now looking for her Messiah to reign and rule bringing The Torah to all nations.

When the Apostle Paul (Shu’al) lived there was still a Temple on earth. In 70 AD is was removed as God’s spirit dwelled in men to go out to all the world with The Torah. It closed out in 70 AD to return in 7000 AD.

The Deceivers changed The Lord’s Feasts by making people busy in their church roles. Mass every day of the week. They created Holy Days to be observed and their ‘saints’ honored and prayed to. St. Valentine’s Day was picked up by The Catholic Church as their own creation when its origin comes from voodoo or women running by the skin of an animal that has the blood of goat and dog on it. Fertility seems to be a concern as there are many gods that are prayed to for children. Even The Deceiver knows what is natural and tries to change what is natural to no longer have woman want to have children.

The Deception is high, and we must come away from what even might look like, LOVE! Our Creator is always in charge of the womb and bringing that child to full gestation. If you follow His traditions alone, you should have a blessed womb.

Dan 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the Highest, and shall wear out the saints of the Highest, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Dan 7:26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

Dan 7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

God’s children win in the end because God’s Torah MUST stay on our earth. There will be 144,000 left that will preach it. God’s children wear out talking about keeping it on the earth. We have Pope Gregory’s calendar competing with the Hebrew calendar. If you get rid of The Torah, you get rid of The Lord’s Feasts. The Lord’s Feasts are described in The Torah and they set the times to come together to honor God. To honor the giving of The Holy Spirit. To give honor to our King of Kings that is coming.

Moses orally spoke The Words to them at Mt. Sinai in Arabia. The Great Assembly of 120 men wrote them down while in Babylon. What was known orally was now called, The Written Torah. Then halfway into our earth’s scheduled program, The Living Torah Yeshua Jesus came in the flesh confirming everything that looked to that moment in history.

Paul was against the many pharisees, and many Sadducees’ ORAL laws and told them to only observe the original words spoken by Moses and Yeshua Jesus.

The oldest synagogue in the world was found by an Indiana professor recently. On its lentil was inscribed into it was a menorah and the sign for Zeus. If you take a capital letter W and place another capital letter W upside down directly under it, that was the sign of Zeus. This synagogue in Cilicia had a Menorah witting to the left of the Zeus sign on its lentil. This is why they know it is so old because these people had blended their gods with the God of Israel.

This area of Believers had mixed and mingled the gods of the Romans with The God of Israel. Paul was quite upset. We see him spend 68 years trying to stop the mixing. He told about Yeshua Jesus’ resurrection, and they accepted it. But when he would re-visit these areas, he found that they had MIXED The Torah with these other gods.

God’s Traditions Show Us Our Future —-

Dante Inferno kept alive the knowledge of these other gods. Constantine’s Catholic agenda of loving Jesus and blaming The Jew for killing him also removed The Torah from our earth. Marten Luther saw the money being made from even the poor by the Catholic Church through indulgences being paid; and making themselves priests over men that you would confess sin to cause the Catholic Church to extort people.

Today we have many churches who still extort people as they take them from their families making church the priority in life. I repeat from the last post I wrote that God’s order is: God, family and then community. They didn’t even have churches but a small synagogue to hear The Torah expounded upon once a week on Sabbath. We see Yeshua Jesus quoting Scripture on The Sabbath as well as Paul preaching three Sabbath’s in a row in one area.

Just as they learned orally God’s ‘traditions’ in The Wilderness over 14,400 days, there will be 144,000 Pure-heated witnesses teaching God’s Traditions again as described by Yeshua Jesus to John we call The Book of Revelation.

The end of days is not hard to see if you know The Lord’s Feasts. I find many Christians are confused over the Book of Daniel and other prophetical books. They are missing the Foundation Stone upon which it is built…Yeshua the Living Torah speaking to us the Written Torah.

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