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What Mean These Stones?

In the Holy Scriptures we find the passage from the book of Joshua 4. (Yahoshua 4 from the Hebraic Roots Bible). Our statues, monuments, other physical markers serve as reminders by which we remember and teach future generations of mistakes or better, yet, Yah’s glorious mercies in our lives.

Chapter 4
1 And it was, when all the nation had
completely crossed over the Jordan,
YAHWEH spoke to Yahoshua, saying,
2 Take twelve men for you out of the
people, one man of each tribe.
3 And charge them, saying, Take
twelve stones from this place, from the
middle of the Jordan, from the place
where the feet of the priests were
fixed. And you shall carry them over
with you and lay them down in the
lodging place which you stay in it
tonight.
4 And Yahoshua called to the twelve
men whom he had readied from the
sons of Israel, one man out of each
tribe.
5 And Yahoshua said to them, Cross
over before the ark of YAHWEH your
Elohim to the middle of the Jordan,
and each man of you lift up one stone
on his shoulder, according to the

number of the tribes of the sons of
Israel,
6 that this shall be a sign among you,
when your children ask hereafter,
saying, What are these stones to you?
7 You shall say to them, Because the
waters of the Jordan were cut off
before the ark of the covenant of
YAHWEH, as it crossed over into the
Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were
cut off. And these stones are for a
memorial to the sons of Israel all the
days.
8 And the sons of Israel did as
Yahoshua commanded, and took up
twelve stones out of the middle of the
Jordan, as YAHWEH had spoken to
Yahoshua, according to the number of
the tribes of the sons of Israel, and
crossed over with them to the lodging
place, and laid them down there;
9 even the twelve stones that
Yahoshua lifted up in the middle of the
Jordan, in the place where the feet of
the priests bearing the ark of the
covenant stood firm. And they are
there until this day.
10 And the priests bearing the ark
were standing in the middle of the
Jordan until everything was finished
that YAHWEH had commanded
Yahoshua to speak to the people,
according to all that Moses
commanded Yahoshua. And the
people hurried and crossed over.
11 And it happened, when the people
had finished crossing over, the ark of
YAHWEH and the priests crossed
over before the people.
12 And the sons of Reuben, and the
sons of Gad, and the half tribe of
Manasseh crossed over in battle array
before the sons of Israel, as Moses had
spoken to them;
13 about forty thousand armed men
of the army crossed over before
YAHWEH for battle, to the plains of
Jericho.

14 In that day YAHWEH made
Yahoshua great in the sight of all
Israel. And they feared him all the
days of his life, even as they feared
Moses1
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15 And YAHWEH spoke to
Yahoshua, saying,
16 Order the priests who carry the
ark of the testimony, that they rise out
of the Jordan.
17 And Yahoshua commanded the
priests, saying, Rise out of the Jordan.
18 And it happened when the priests
who bore the ark of the covenant of
YAHWEH had come up out of the
midst of the Jordan, and the soles of
the feet of the priests had been lifted
to the dry land, the waters of the
Jordan returned to their place, and
flowed over all its banks, as before.
19 And the people came up out of the
Jordan on the tenth of the first month,
and camped in Gilgal, in the east
border of Jericho.
20 And the twelve stones which they
took out of the Jordan were raised up
in Gilgal by Yahoshua.
21 And he spoke to the sons of Israel,
saying, When your sons ask their
fathers hereafter, saying, What do
these stones mean?
22 Then you shall make your sons
know, saying, Israel came over this
Jordan on dry land,
23 because YAHWEH your Elohim
dried up the waters of the Jordan
before you, until you crossed over, as
YAHWEH your Elohim did to the Red
Sea, which He dried up before you
until we crossed over;
24 so that all the people of the land
shall know that the hand of YAHWEH
is strong, so that you may fear
YAHWEH your Elohim all the days.

Shaking and Revival

It makes no difference who sits in the White House, but Who sits on the Throne – the King of kings.

A friend of mine pointed out some weeks ago that no matter who is elected, if the eyes and heart of the people don’t repent and return to Yahshua ha Mashiach. Without revival, the US and perhaps the world is sealed for destruction. We have been given a window of opportunity to bring others to the knowledge of Christ by being a light.

Something for nothing?

Making Something out of Nothing.

What goes through your mind when you first say those words or read them in an article? At first, you might think wow, someone has come up with a great and helpful item to market. But then stop and think – something out of nothing is a fallacy once a little elementary biology and science is applied. Only YHWH can create something out of nothing. Creatio ex nihilo.

A recent editorial by a young woman in Journal of Nutrient Management with that very title caught my attention – what is this miraculous ‘something’!

Her editorial started out nicely, but when she compares the ‘trial’ of manure management to the hardiness and courage of our ancestors striking out across the country in a covered wagon to carve out a living, it was going to be difficult to glean anything of value from her story. But, out of curiosity, i read on.

As suspected, the ‘something’ was marketing a highly valuable nutrient (nothing?) off the farm. But, everyone knows that if ‘something’ is removed from the environment, sooner or later there is a cost to replace it. And in many cases, the cost to refine, remove, transport is astronomical. This is not to say it won’t pencil, but the cost is still more than financial.

Manure management by allowing natural processes is the best use of resources.

For the record, she is writing in support of a magazine which promotes the use of practices which require extreme movement and management of animal manure (nutrients) and in that respect, she accomplishes the purpose of her editorial.

Anytime there are closely confined animals or even people, there is a manure (sewage, nutrient) management issue. Our beef operation on pasture only means that if we manage the animals’ grazing, by default the manure is managed appropriately with the animals movements from paddock to paddock thereby reducing and eliminating environmental issues (no bare soil) and building soil by encouraging a habitat soil microbes and animals (earthworms, etc) will enjoy living and working in.

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What do we do now?

In the United States, we are still counting ballots, litigating election fraud, fighting, looting, burning, censoring books, tweets, videos, searches, and postings, tearing down statues, changing our history, teaching children to participate in and promote sin, etc, etc ad nauseum. That is too bad.

Once a somewhat moral, upright nation, whose people, by and large, made decisions based on what the biblical Scriptures put forth, that nation is gone. There are still individuals, of course, which espouse, believe, and live by the life giving, perfect laws and statutes of Yahweh, but too few (without divine intervention) to steer the boat back towards righteousness.

So, what do we do now? The same thing we should be doing everyday, ‘engage in the business of the King of kings, Yahshua HaMashiach.’

And calling ten of his slaves, he gave them ten minas and said to them, Trade and keep busy until I come. Luke 19:13

Trust and confide in YHWH, not man. “Let Him be your fear and dread.”

For so YAHWEH spoke to me with a strong hand, and taught me against walking in the way of this people, saying, Do not say, a conspiracy, to everything of which this people says, a conspiracy! And do not fear its fear, and do not dread. Sanctify YAHWEH of Hosts Himself, and let Him be your fear; and let Him be your dread. Isaiah 8: 11-13

Shalom!

YHWH’s Holy Days for 2020

Shabbat Shalom!

There are differences of opinion about how to determine the dates of the beginning of the year and the dates of the Lord’s commanded to keep holy days (for His set apart people).  I’ve studied and, for now at least, this way of Scriptural understanding is what i believe.  However, the dates (not the holy days) should not be a divisive issue.

How to calculate the calendar.
1) A year begins at the first new moon after the vernal equinox.
2) A month starts at the sundown after the lunar conjunction.
See our teachings “Calendar Confusion” and “The Calendar” to learn more.

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