Four Dogmasin – Public Decrees
FOUR DOGMASIN – PUBLIC DECREES
Acts 15:19-20, “Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to Yahweh, 20but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from blood.”
Under grace, the fleshly works of the Torah of Moses are no longer relevant, but the conditions of the eternal covenant of promise still are. As augmentations to the 10 commandments, there are 4 public decrees, or ordinances, that we must continue to keep until Yahweh tells us otherwise. The rest of the purity laws of Moses were nailed to the execution stake of Yeshua. Do not worry about them.
The Scriptural foundation for the four dogmasin are as follows:
1 – Do not eat or drink blood:
Gen. 9:4, “But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.”
Lev. 3:17, “This shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings: you shall eat neither fat nor blood.”
Lev. 17:10-14, “And whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people. 11For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’ 12Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘No one among you shall eat blood, nor shall any stranger who dwells among you eat blood.’ 13“Whatever man of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who hunts and catches any animal or bird that may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with dust; 14for it is the life of all flesh. Its blood sustains its life. Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘You shall not eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off.”
Lev. 19:26, “You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying.”
Deut. 12:23, “Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life; you may not eat the life with the meat.”
Deut. 15:23, “Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it on the ground like water.”
2 – Porno – Sexual immorality:
Lev. 18:1-30, “Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 2“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘I am Yahweh your Mighty One. 3According to the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwelt, you shall not do; and according to the doings of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you, you shall not do; nor shall you walk in their ordinances. 4You shall observe My judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in them: I am Yahweh your Mighty One. 5You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does, he shall live by them: I am Yahweh. 6‘None of you shall approach anyone who is near of kin to him, to uncover his nakedness: I am Yahweh. 7The nakedness of your father or the nakedness of your mother you shall not uncover. She is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness. 8The nakedness of your father’s wife you shall not uncover; it is your father’s nakedness. 9The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or elsewhere, their nakedness you shall not uncover. 10The nakedness of your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover; for theirs is your own nakedness. 11The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, begotten by your father—she is your sister—you shall not uncover her nakedness. 12You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister; she is near of kin to your father. 13You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is near of kin to your mother. 14You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother. You shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt. 15You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law—she is your son’s wife—you shall not uncover her nakedness. 16You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife; it is your brother’s nakedness. 17You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, nor shall you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness. They are near of kin to her. It is wickedness. 18Nor shall you take a woman as a rival to her sister, to uncover her nakedness while the other is alive. 19‘Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness as long as she is in her customary impurity. 20Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her. 21And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your Mighty One: I am Yahweh. 22You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. 23Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion. 24‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. 25For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants. 26You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you 27(for all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled), 28lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you. 29For whoever commits any of these abominations, the persons who commit them shall be cut off from among their people. 30‘Therefore you shall keep My ordinance, so that you do not commit any of these abominable customs which were committed before you, and that you do not defile yourselves by them: I am Yahweh your Mighty One.’”
Lev. 20:10-24, “The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death. 11The man who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. 12If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death. They have committed perversion. Their blood shall be upon them. 13If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. 14If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is wickedness. They shall be burned with fire, both he and they, that there may be no wickedness among you. 15If a man mates with an animal, he shall surely be put to death, and you shall kill the animal. 16If a woman approaches any animal and mates with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood is upon them. 17‘If a man takes his sister, his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter, and sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a wicked thing. And they shall be cut off in the sight of their people. He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness. He shall bear his guilt. 18If a man lies with a woman during her sickness and uncovers her nakedness, he has exposed her flow, and she has uncovered the flow of her blood. Both of them shall be cut off from their people. 19‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister nor of your father’s sister, for that would uncover his near of kin. They shall bear their guilt. 20If a man lies with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness. They shall bear their sin; they shall die childless. 21If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing. He has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They shall be childless. 22‘You shall therefore keep all My statutes and all My judgments, and perform them, that the land where I am bringing you to dwell may not vomit you out. 23And you shall not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they commit all these things, and therefore I abhor them. 24But I have said to you, “You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am Yahweh your Mighty One, who has separated you from the peoples.”
Deut. 27:20-23, “‘Cursed is the one who lies with his father’s wife, because he has uncovered his father’s bed.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ 21‘Cursed is the one who lies with any kind of animal.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ 22‘Cursed is the one who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ 23‘Cursed is the one who lies with his mother-in-law.’ “And all the people shall say, Amen!’”
1 Thes. 4:2-8, “for you know what commandments we gave you through the Master Yeshua. 3For this is the will of Yahweh, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; 4that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know Yahweh; 6that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because Yahweh is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. 7For Yahweh did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. 8Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but Yahweh, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.”
1 Cor. 6:9-20, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of Yahweh? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of Yahweh. 11And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Master Yeshua and by the Spirit of our Mighty One. 12All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but Yahweh will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Master, and the Master for the body. 14And Yahweh both raised up the Master and will also raise us up by His power. 15Do you not know that your bodies are members of Messiah? Shall I then take the members of Messiah and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! 16Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” 17But he who is joined to the Master is one spirit with Him. 18Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from Yahweh, and you are not your own? 20For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify Yahweh in your body and in your spirit, which are Yahweh’s.”
Eph. 5:3-5, “But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; 4neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. 5For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Messiah and Yahweh.”
Gal. 5:19, “Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness. . .”
Rom. 6:19, “I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.”
Rev. 21:8, “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
3 – Eating things sacrificed to idols:
Exo. 34:15, “lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot with their Mighty Onem and make sacrifice to their Mighty Onem, and one of them invites you and you eat of his sacrifice,”
Num. 25:2-13, “They invited the people to the sacrifices of their Mighty Onem, and the people ate and bowed down to their Mighty Onem. 3So Israel was joined to Baal of Peor, and the anger of Yahweh was aroused against Israel. 4Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of the people and hang the offenders before Yahweh, out in the sun, that the fierce anger of Yahweh may turn away from Israel.”
5So Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Every one of you kill his men who were joined to Baal of Peor.”
6And indeed, one of the children of Israel came and presented to his brethren a Midianite woman in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 7Now when Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose from among the congregation and took a javelin in his hand; 8and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her body. So the plague was stopped among the children of Israel. 9And those who died in the plague were twenty-four thousand.
10Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying: 11“Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal. 12Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace; 13and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his Eloah, and made atonement for the children of Israel.’”
Deut. 32:16-43, “They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign Mighty Onem; With abominations they provoked Him to anger. 17 They sacrificed to demons, not to Mighty One,
To Mighty Onem they did not know,
To new Mighty Onem, new arrivals
That your fathers did not fear.
18 Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful,
And have forgotten the Mighty One who fathered you.
19 “And when Yahweh saw it, He spurned them,
Because of the provocation of His sons and His daughters.
20 And He said: ‘I will hide My face from them,
I will see what their end will be,
For they are a perverse generation,
Children in whom is no faith.
21 They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not Mighty Onem;
They have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols.
But I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation;
I will move them to anger by a foolish nation.
22 For a fire is kindled in My anger,
And shall burn to the lowest hell;
It shall consume the earth with her increase,
And set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
23 ‘I will heap disasters on them;
I will spend My arrows on them.
24 They shall be wasted with hunger,
Devoured by pestilence and bitter destruction;
I will also send against them the teeth of beasts,
With the poison of serpents of the dust.
25 The sword shall destroy outside;
There shall be terror within
For the young man and virgin,
The nursing child with the man of gray hairs.
26 I would have said, “I will dash them in pieces,
I will make the memory of them to cease from among men,”
27 Had I not feared the wrath of the enemy,
Lest their adversaries should misunderstand,
Lest they should say, “Our hand is high;
And it is not Yahweh who has done all this.”’
28 “For they are a nation void of counsel,
Nor is there any understanding in them.
29 Oh, that they were wise, that they understood this,
That they would consider their latter end!
30 How could one chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight,
Unless their Rock had sold them,
And Yahweh had surrendered them?
31 For their rock is not like our Rock,
Even our enemies themselves being judges.
32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom
And of the fields of Gomorrah;
Their grapes are grapes of gall,
Their clusters are bitter.
33 Their wine is the poison of serpents,
And the cruel venom of cobras.
34 ‘Is this not laid up in store with Me,
Sealed up among My treasures?
35 Vengeance is Mine, and recompense;
Their foot shall slip in due time;
For the day of their calamity is at hand,
And the things to come hasten upon them.’
36 “For Yahweh will judge His people
And have compassion on His servants,
When He sees that their power is gone,
And there is no one remaining, bond or free.
37 He will say: ‘Where are their Mighty Onem,
The rock in which they sought refuge?
38 Who ate the fat of their sacrifices,
And drank the wine of their drink offering?
Let them rise and help you,
And be your refuge.
39 ‘Now see that I, even I, am He,
And there is no El besides Me;
I kill and I make alive;
I wound and I heal;
Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.
40 For I raise My hand to heaven,
And say, “As I live forever,
41 If I whet My glittering sword,
And My hand takes hold on judgment,
I will render vengeance to My enemies,
And repay those who hate Me.
42 I will make My arrows drunk with blood,
And My sword shall devour flesh,
With the blood of the slain and the captives,
From the heads of the leaders of the enemy.”’
43 “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people;
For He will avenge the blood of His servants,
And render vengeance to His adversaries;
He will provide atonement for His land and His people.””
1 Cor. 8:10-13, “For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol’s temple, will not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things offered to idols? 11And because of your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Messiah died? 12But when you thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Messiah. 13Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never again eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.”
4 – Prohibited from eating things strangled:
Deut. 12:23-25, “Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life; you may not eat the life with the meat. 24You shall not eat it; you shall pour it on the earth like water. 25You shall not eat it, that it may go well with you and your children after you, when you do what is right in the sight of Yahweh.”
Deut. 15:23, “Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it on the ground like water.”
Exo. 23:18, “You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; nor shall the fat of My sacrifice remain until morning.”
Exo. 29:11-21, “Then you shall kill the bull before Yahweh, by the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 12You shall take some of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour all the blood beside the base of the altar.”
Exo. 23:25, “So you shall serve Yahweh your Mighty One, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.”
Lev. 1:3-6, “If his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish; he shall offer it of his own free will at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before Yahweh. 4Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him. 5He shall kill the bull before Yahweh; and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall bring the blood and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 6And he shall skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces.”
Lev. 1:11-15, “He shall kill it on the north side of the altar before Yahweh; and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall sprinkle its blood all around on the altar. 12And he shall cut it into its pieces, with its head and its fat; and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire upon the altar; 13but he shall wash the entrails and the legs with water. Then the priest shall bring it all and burn it on the altar; it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to Yahweh. 14‘And if the burnt sacrifice of his offering to Yahweh is of birds, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves or young pigeons. 15The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring off its head, and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out at the side of the altar.”
Num. 18:17, “But the firstborn of a cow, the firstborn of a sheep, or the firstborn of a goat you shall not redeem; they are holy. You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar, and burn their fat as an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to Yahweh.”
Deut. 12:27, “And you shall offer your burnt offerings, the meat and the blood, on the altar of Yahweh your Mighty One; and the blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out on the altar of Yahweh your Mighty One, and you shall eat the meat.”
Acts 21:25, “But concerning the Gentiles who believe, we have written and decided that they should observe no such thing, except that they should keep themselves from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality.”
Acts 15:19-21, “Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to Yahweh, 20but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from blood. 21For Moses has had throughout many generations those who preach him in every city, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath.”
Notice that the first time the four dogmasin are mentioned in Acts 15, James includes an encouragement to regularly attend synagogue and learn the Torah of Moses. This encouragement is not repeated in Acts 21. Sabbath is NOT required of the Gentiles, but we are encouraged by the great apostle James, first elder of the messianic mega-church in Jerusalem to do so. He didn’t beat the Gentiles over the head with observing even the 10 Royal Decrees, but he encourages us to learn of them, which should lead to obedience of them. What a beautiful picture. We Gentiles should attend Sabbath because we love our Savior and want to please Him, not because we’re going to go to hell if we don’t. Any preacher or teacher who does not teach the whole counsel of Yahweh should be avoided. My personal recommendation is to run as far and as fast as you can away from any 501c3 non-profit church in America, or from any government registered church anywhere in the world. In this post-free America and post-free Europe, it could mean the difference between life and death during the coming last 7 years of human history as we know it. I know most will not heed this warning, but that will be your problem, not mine. Your blood will be upon your head.
The Scriptures used and referred to by Yeshua, Paul, and all the other apostles is the Old Testament. The New Testament is simply commentary on the Old Testament, the Scriptures. The New Testament is inspired by Yahweh, yes, but the foundation is the Old Testament, not the New. You build your faith and life upon the Old Testament up through the New Covenant. And frankly, there are no New Covenant believers yet. Once we have our resurrected, immortal bodies, then we can boast that we are New Covenant believers. Until then, walk humbly with your Mighty One, for our Mighty One is a consuming fire. So keep falling on your face and looking up in the Spirit, looking for the return of our blessed Master and Savior Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach!
Now, what you have to do with this blood thing is to not partake of animal blood, but you do have to partake of Yeshua’s blood. John 6:4, “Now the Passover (Phasekh), a feast of the Jews, was near.” We see here that the time context of John 6 is around the time of the Passover, when Jesus (Yeshua) fed the five thousand men, plus women and children. Notice that the lad with the bread was carrying five barley loaves. It is the barley crop that ripens and is harvested around Passover. It is the newly harvested barley crop that is offered at the Feast of Firstfruits (anniversary of Resurrection Day), before the people of Israel are allowed to partake of the new grain. So, IF the little lad’s five loaves were leavened, this event occurs before or after the week of Unleavened Bread, which includes Passover. It could be that the little lad’s mother was just trying to get the leaven out of her house before Passover. If these loaves were leavened, as the Greek seems to indicate, it must be before or after Passover, because Yeshua would NOT bless and break leavened barley loaves DURING the week of Unleavened Bread. That would have broken Mosaic Law, thereby making Yeshua a sinner. SO, I suggest to you that if this event occurred during the week of Unleavened Bread, these loaves were NOT leavened, but unleavened. SO, what I see in John 6 is our High Priest, Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus the Messiah, celebrating Passover with His disciples and a mixed multitude, Jews and Gentiles alike! Wow. I’m sorry I missed that miracle. But that’s not even what we were talking about is it? Anyway, next year in Jerusalem!! I can hardly wait for the Kingdom Passover with Yeshua!
Further along in John 6, as the full-bellied folks found Jesus in Capernaum, Jesus teaches them about the true bread from heaven. Let’s pop in on the conversation in John 6:50-59, “This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. 51I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.” 52The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?” 53Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. 56He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 58This is the bread which came down from heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.” 59These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.”
Oh boy, do we have a problem, an enigma, a paradox? It is certainly a mystery of the Kingdom. Yahweh’s Torah commands good Jews and Gentiles not to partake of blood. Elder James reaffirms this command. Yet, Yeshua, Jesus the Messiah, King of the Universe, commands us to eat His flesh and drink His blood. Well, now we know why the early church was called a cannibalistic cult. Actually, it looks like Yeshua was speaking parabolically, so the unbelieving Jews and carnal disciples would not understand. Yeshua lost a lot of support that day. Verse 63 gives us a clue to understanding what Yeshua was talking about, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” Yeshua is the Word of God, right? Here He says His words are spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who gives eternal life. So, we must eat Yeshua, eat His words, eat the Word of Yahweh, to have eternal life. The Scriptures teach that the life is in the blood. Eternal life is in Yeshua’s blood, so we must drink Yeshua, partake of His blood, apply His blood to our evil heart to not just cover sin, as in the Old Testament, but to wash away our sin eternally. We must partake of the Word of Yeshua and His blood in order to gain the fullness of life He is talking about. We must die to our life and have Him live in us. Yeshua is talking about the life of oneness in Him. We don’t just get baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we get baptized into His life!
So, this Passover, as you pick up that cup of wine, see it as Yeshua’s blood, for that is what it is to you. As you break unleavened bread together, remember Who’s heavenly Life you’re breaking, as well as your earthly life. We broke Yeshua, He breaks us. We drink in Yeshua, He fills us up with His power-packed life eternal! And remember, that word remember in the Greek can be interpreted to mean, REMIND Yeshua to get His holiness back here quick!!
Have a wonderful meal together as we celebrate the Feast. As Paul put it in 1 Corinthians 5:6-8, “Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Messiah, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. 8Therefore let us keep the feast (celebrating Passover, after Pentecost, is obedience, not legalism), not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
Blessings in Yeshua,
Gene Benjamin II