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“Single” Mom

5 Apr

First Lady Michelle Obama recently corrected her comment made about being a single mom. While I understand why single parent households may have a problem with this statement, I totally agree and can personally relate.

Like First Lady Obama, I have been charged with the loving but exhausting tasks of transport the children to and fro, shopping, cleaning, homework and testing and whatever concerns the children. This leaves little time for self, especially when you are doing it alone.

I have referred to myself as a married single mom on a few occassions. While my husband was offended by the statement, it was my reality. At least it got his attention. Did it make a difference in the amount of help he provided, a little, however, the amount of help increases as the year progresses.

At our oldest daughter’s graduation I was introducing my husband to her teachers. She’d only been in the school since she began her educational career but his presence, though requested, was seldom. On her graduation my husband was not able to identify most of her teachers. Though that has changed a little with the younger ones…..he can identify her teachers but he still does not attend any parent/teacher conferences or PTA meetings…although he’s a teacher himself – the irony.

The joys and pains of raising children mostly falls on me in my household. Support is minimal when it comes to running errands, transportation needs, shopping for both needed items and groceries, school projects, teacher communication, fundraisers, planning, funding, styling the girls and keeping them clean. Or should I say have been in the past. He is attempting to make a difference now.

Come Back to YHWH

17 Oct
Twelve Apostles

Twelve Apostles (Photo credit: SK51)

 

 

When following the great impact of PENTECOST, which launched the great evangelistic campaign to bring the people back to YHWH and His righteousness through Yahushua the Messiah, the leaders of the then existing religions began to tremble. In order to uphold these false religions, the leaders resorted to the persecution of the Apostles (See Acts 19:19, 20; Acts 16:17,24; Acts 19:17-35; Fox’s Book of Martyrs). But persecutions could not quench the fire of the Set-Apart Spirit in those who had received it. Under persecution, the Assembly of Believers increased, since, for every one of the faithful martyrs of the Lamb of YHWH who went down, five would spring up to join the ranks; for the blood of the martyrs was the true seed of the congregation of the Messiah. When, after three centuries, these measures of persecution failed in the suppression of the FAITH once delivered to the saints, then the Babylonian clergy, in conjunction with their governments, resorted to tactics of infiltration: that is, to profess conversion and join the church, then influence the government to cease persecution and give the assemblies rest and security. The stopping of persecution among the saints had a bad effect on them as it took away their ardour and zeal and made them soft. They no longer felt as much need of prayer as they had under persecution, and in their apparent ease and security began to lose their first love. Following this, the false teachers began to cast stumbling blocks in the way of believers, as the Saviour diagnosed their condition in Rev. 2:14-15. When speaking to the congregation of Pergamos, He says, “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold to the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to IDOLS and to commit fornication. So hast thou also them that hold to the doctrine of the Nike-laitans WHICH THING I HATE. REPENT OR ELSE.”

So you see, dear believer, whoever you are, that the doctrine of Balaam was just as active in the New Testament Congregation as it had been in the Old Testament at the time of Moses; any variation of the old was only an adaptation of the new condition. The eating of things sacrificed to IDOLS, which was PAGAN back there, is CHRISTIAN today; for the eating of the Christmas goose and the delightful roast SWINE, was a delicacy to be eaten on the memorial of the birthday of Baal, Mithra, Jupiter, Zeus (See I Maccabee 1: 54—59). The month of Casleu is the equivalent of the modern December. The tree worship of Jeremiah 10 was also connected with the worship of Jupiter. The Easter eggs, bunnies and hot-cross-buns were things sacrificed to the Goddess Astoreth, Easter, or Oas-tre. (See Jer. 44:19 and Jer. 7:18). The clergy say that these things are offered to the Heavenly Father, but the Bible answers that YHWH has repudiated such. (See Amos 5:25-26; Zephaniah 1: 4-5; Hosea 2: 5-8; Isaiah 65:11; Eze. 23: 38-44; I Cor. 10:20-22; Num. 25:1-9; John 4:22.)

The time has come that YHWH is calling on His people, whom He has favored with His mercy, to seek Him and His SET APART NAME, by having their mouths purged from the pollutions of pagan names of the deities. Through the prophet Hosea He says, “Thou shalt call me no more Baal (LORD). For I will take away the names of Baalim (Lords) out of her (the Church’s) mouth, and they (the lords shall no more be remembered by their name.” (Hosea 2:16-17).

Worshipping the Creator-Redeemer by the names of pagan deities is not honoring Him, but is ascribing to another the honor that ought to be ascribed to Him. So He complains through Isaiah thus, “I am YHWH: that is my name, and my honour I will not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” (Isa. 42:8) Jeremiah is hopeful of the people coming to the light of the true name of YHWH, for he, speaking for YHWH says, “Shall a man make elohim unto himself, and they are not elohim? Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know. I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is YHWH” (Jer.l6:20-21).

Let us take the advice of the prophet Hosea, for he says, “Come let us return unto YHWH; for He hath torn, and He will heal us: for He hath smitten and He will bind us up” (Hosea 6:1). In closing, let me say with Micah that, while all the people (Christian-Nicolaitans) will walk every one in the name of his elohim (gods) and we will walk in the Name of YHWH our Elohim forever and ever. (Micah 4:5).

The Nicolaitans will have the names of blasphemy upon them, and they will eventually receive the mark (Rev. 13:16-17) if they refuse to repent. But the congregation of the Redeemed will be protected. They will have the Name of the Lamb and the Name of His Father upon their foreheads. (Rev. 14:1).

Acts 2:38 Repent and be baptized every one of you in the NAME of Yahushua the Messiah, for the forgiveness of sins, and you shall receive a gift of the Holy Spirit.

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