“The Root of the Problem”

Knesset Menorah - Jerusalem, Israel

Esther 3:8 (The Israel Bible) ….whose laws are different from those of any other people
The Jewish people are governed, for the most part, by a higher law, a Spiritual law given by a Spiritual leader called by the Hebrew name, Elohim or by the English common name, God. These laws are all written down in the best-selling book of all time called, the Bible. The author, Elohim, is the Creator of all the elements in the universe and has an understanding far, far beyond anything we can comprehend and only those who He has allowed to be born into His Spirit can begin to understand the ultimate knowledge of this book of instructions and hear His voice. The physical man guided by the human spirit is fallen from grace and is following the spirit of Haman who is being led by that old, old enemy of God called by his proper name, Lucifer (the deceiver). Lucifer leads the dark side of life and Jesus/Yeshua leads the “Light” side. Christians and Jews are hated because the world cannot discern the Spirit.

©2017 Sherwood A. Burton … all rights reserved

Blind Guides?

Blind Leading

Luke 6:39 And He spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?

This statement was made by Yeshua as He had spoken to the multitudes about washing hands before eating as commanded by the Pharisees. Since this was an added commandment or tradition of men, not a commandment from God. He said that what goes into the mouth goes into the stomach and then is eliminated from the body, but what comes out of the mouth finds its origin in the heart, this is what can defile the man. (We today know that it is a great idea to wash hands before eating because of germs and etc. But this was a “religious” duty that was a tradition that the Pharisees were imposing on the people and had nothing to do with germs, therefor one could not please God.) Thus Yeshua had called them blind guides because they added to the laws written on stone. And, in four thousand years, not much has changed. The Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox are guiding their followers by the same rules set down by God and men. Thus, Yeshua was calling them “blind guides”. In John 3:3, Yeshua says that unless one is born from above, not just being born of the flesh, but also of the Spirit, he cannot “see” the Kingdom of God and if one cannot “see” the Kingdom of God, how can he be a guide to others leading to that Kingdom?

Last month, I spotted these two blind ladies walking together and yesterday saw two blind men walking together which I thought rather interesting and could not help but remember this quote from Yeshua. This in no way reflects on these two ladies as only the God of Creation knows their hearts.

©2016 Sherwood A. Burton … all rights reserved

The End of the Beginning

End of the Beginning

Genesis 7:11-12 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened, and the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

From chapter 4 to chapter 6 of Genesis, we have a span of 1656 years (in accordance with the genealogy listed in chapter five). It is hard to grasp the reality of all that took place in those years since man and all his children had a lifespan of nearly 1000 years. Originally He was formed to live eternally as it was in the Garden, but …. Once expelled from the Garden, his lifespan was reduced to a thousand years. According to “The Word”, it was in Noah’s time that the Lord caused man’s lifespan to be reduced again to 120 years. Lust seems to have abounded then, not so unlike today, but Love, very little of it, only Noah found favor in Gods eyes.

Isaiah 14:12a “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! And Isaiah 14:16b-17 ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities, who did not open the house of his prisoners?’

 We are seeing Lucifer’s fingerprints everywhere in the world today with terror, murder, rape, greed, and a gross disregard for life and property. The Creator of our lives has given us a book of instructions which happens to be a best seller but the evidence of those instructions being practiced is not so prevalent. Any form of hate or persecution of our neighbor is against Gods foundational law of love which should be written in our hearts. We may hate what some do but that is another matter, what spirit is it that moves them? The Word says, we shall know them by their fruits. It looks like the days of Noah are nearly upon us again.

©2015 Sherwood A. Burton … all rights reserved