The Hell-Earth Traffic

The Hell-Earth Traffic

A Prayer for life to be free from challenges and evil is popular, and while the invitation to ask God for what[ever] we wish stands such a prayer is shortsighted and pitiful.

For the children of God, no such world exists.
Everyone does not receive the object of our best wishes.
Saying “in the name of Jesus” does not make the prayer effective.
No one can command:
(a) the unbeliever “saved”, (b) God to save xyz, or (c) command xyz to get saved.
There is no one going to Gehenna today and there is no one coming from Gehenna today.
Preachers who say there is hell-earth traffic are under a demonic spell.

Elbert E Joseph, PhD
Salt that refuses to be trampled


The Right to Eat Compromised

Did you know? You May Have Given up your right to eat.

We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. Hebrews 13:10

Food and drink and carnal ordinances do not cut it.

[The tent symbolizes the present age]. According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper, but deal only with food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until the time of reformation. Hebrews 9:9-10

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17

Tabernacle is a fancy word for tent.
Yes, that place that moved with the ancient Israelites and provided them with the point of access to God and atonement was a tent.
No matter how dazzling the beauty or splendour, the Tent of Meeting (and the later temple) was a far cry from the Word made flesh. Jewish attempts to rebuild a temple are probably just the kind of thing one thinks one sees at a funeral parlour viewing. Which part of “desolate” do they not understand?
He was full of grace and truth and brought the same to all.
The ToM was limited to Israelites.
It had no grace for the guilty.
It was the place where the last murder of an innocent took place.
The children of Israel called it _MISHKAN_ because God resided there. שכן. _shakan_, he dwells. (Shekinah is from this word)
The children of Israel called it _MIQDASH_ because God’s devoted things were there. קדש _qadash_, he devotes (he makes holy)
The tent is defunct because a *better and eternal covenant* is now in place. Hebrews 13:20 and Matthew 26:27-29

The long and short of our interest in the tabernacle is that no-one can serve God and the tabernacle (or what it stood for). People can seem to be hugging Yeshua but once they start talking about tent, holy place, commandments, regulations about food and drink it is a foregone conclusion that they are lost in the woods.
If you are trying to be the “new Jew” or if you have been convinced that there is justice and morality in the old covenant it is no surprise to God. When Moses brought the Israelites the covenant they were telling themselves that a golden calf had rescued them from Egyptian bondage. When Christ gave the Israelites the only sign of who He was – *dead for 3 days then back to life* – they told themselves that the disciples had stolen the body.
The new covenant does not contain the old covenant.
The new covenant is not the old covenant.
Following Moses, the Old Covenant and its housing puts you in the wrong place. You have no right to talk about the Saviour as if you know him.

Elbert E Joseph, PhD
Salt that refuses to be trampled

Study What?

Study what???

Study What? Getting it Straight About Cutting it Straight.

Recently and repeatedly I have had the hair on the back of my neck stand up and have bowed my head in prayer and shame on hearing someone use “Study to show yourself approved…” (Stsya) especially when it is on the lips of someone appointed to instruct and guide believers.
The approval is not that an audience says Amen or that the words spoken can be corroborated by commentaries. It is rather that the words spoken fit what is written, especially what is written about the Savior’s mission.

That which passes for Bible study these days is pure brainwashing. Do we recognize the difference between a lecture hall and a classroom ? Do we recognize the difference between a monologue and a discussion ? If commandments are the subject there is nothing to discuss. People who end every session (teach or preach) with obedience and the law of God are the current examples of demon-influence. They can end with Christ as a tack on, as they do in their prayers, but either ending – law or grace – is dust in the wind.
If you think you need to explain grace to believers then there is no Jesus in the picture. Let’s get that clear.

The most disturbing example of people using the saying “STSYA” is when children are the targets. Neither adults who merely read for perhaps one hour total in a day, nor children, nor semi-literate people who have any capacity to teach the Scriptures are in any position be evaluated as word-worker.
The outrage mounts when one realizes that the professional pastor comes up short

Elbert E Joseph, PhD
Salt that refuses to be trampled

Holy Just and Good


Holy Just and Good

In the meetings in the Christian Community we often the focus on the joy of the Lord or the requirements of the Lord. By this I mean that we approach the corporate movement in terms of what are our privileges and what are our responsibilities. The privileges include the joy of fellowship and sharing and the responsibilities then return to the individual as that presses him or her towards accountable behavior, our responsibility.
The three descriptions in the title of this essay are words that attach to the Divine entity. Humans borrow these from God. Those adjectives belong to God in an exclusive way.
If we seat those excellencies in Yeshua we are able to arrive at a
who what when where why and how.

God, not any creature.
Gift, not loan
On Passover
Outside the holy city
Great love
By dying and rising

One can see that saying the law is HJaG is a mantra that Paul uses to ease the blowback by Moses’ disciples. There is no question that Paul taught the end of the law; he even gave it a bad name: prison. He did not say the law is good for salvation. He could not.

How can obedience be a virtue (=power, from dunamis δύναμις) when one lies every day about doing what God wants and when the thing on which one relies, the whole [the sum] of man, keeping God’s commandments, is where injustice shows its power to condemn and kill.

My friendship with MESSIAH does not include the voice for juveniles, the voice of condemnation, nor the voice of wise and ignorant hypocrisy.

One will reject opportunities be gracious and merciful because one’s morality is to avoid sin.

One day the Sanhedrin heard that the son of a priest was out in the desert preaching and showing every evidence that the status quo in all of Judah’s institutions was inadequate and irrelevant. The iconic commentary of the times on the written word of God was focused on the Law and the temple, both of which were about to be exposed as hostile to John’s preaching.

The Voice for Juveniles
Law as temporary guardian

The voice of Condemnation
Righteousness is apart from the Law. The law condemns everyone. It serves up death. One is wearing all veil if one reads the law as if it were the ultimate voice of God. The things said at Sinai pale in comparison to the lifegiving sayings of God. Both Law and Prophets lose their authority when Christ shows up. Christ the not come to establish what Moses and the prophets taught. I’m sorry that is utter bunk.
The demon-indoctrinated flocks remain unable to say whether the cross
1. Commends God or Moses
2. Ends or begins Christ work
3. Delivers a gift or a loan
Having taught their children to diligently keep the Laws of God from their birth (appropriate for all children whether divine or human laws are the object) when the time comes to respond to Christ’s call it is ridiculous to offer them more Ten Commandments, more Health Laws, more diving into the symbols of salvation the tabernacle the Mercy Seat, and more tables of stone revised. No-one, it seems, under Law could ever arrive at the Jordan river experience of the

The voice of wise hypocrisy.
a reliance on wisdom sayings which show no appreciation of God’s grace.
The scribe, the priest and the elder have

The voice of ignorant hypocrisy.
If the latest tweet from the temple or Sanhedrin said that the priests profane the Sabbath by the work they do and are blameless would one not ask “Who else is doing essential work on the Sabbath?” As good, holy, and just as the Law is its inability to provide

Elbert E Joseph, PhD
Salt that refuses to be trampled

The Circular Contravention of Love

Stop confusing yourself. Yeshua is not Moses.
Great love is in a league of its own. We can no longer drink from the cup labelled “love” because being obedient is the proof of love. If that was what Christ meant we may have found a contradiction in the perfect messenger.

Love is being painted as exemplified by obedience. Hold everything! Is that what spousal love is about? Love between married persons is certified by perfect compliance with commands? I do whatever my spouse says and that is love? Smellier dung is hard to find.

This idea is more evidence that both Judaism and Christianity that adopts Judaism’s core is kindergarten.
Law is for – not as property – the lawless and disobedient, the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 1 Timothy 1:9 (we are aware that the law outlaws many more than these 8 areas of life)
The law, being claimed by the saints is an affront to Christ.
People who embrace The law as the foundation for spiritual life are affirming that they are still lost. Just persons do not need the law. The law is for persons who are:
unprincipled o

understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for

Is God’s love corroborated by his commandment?
Is there a set of rules that he upholds without turning?

If when both Moses and John the Baptist said a prophet is coming to rise above them the Jewish people were still talking about keeping Moses in place and killing any messenger we cannot expect the leaders of the church to say anything that stays close to the helm of divine love.

If you take your conclusion of the whole matter from the Solomon then you probably do have shaky legs just like the wise king. The commandment keeping arrangement is definitely not great love. Obedience is fuelled by fear.

Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.
Hebrews 5:8 ESV

So you think the great command in the law is about a day? If the great commands are to do nothing that offends (that is a shaky foundation because love does well for others) does not love of the divine kind elicit beautiful works for others. It is distressing that people are acting as if revelation hit the ceiling at Sinai

Do you believe that divine justice allows one of us – the priest – to get away with working on the Sabbath? That situation shows that the ten commands are not the last word in moral or pleasing actions.

Real love, love of the great kind would bring the wheels of modern justice to a jolting halt. It would bring the capitalist system to its knees. When was obedience ever the resource poured into hearts? Love is really people business and we are fully aware of people who have been so strict commandment keepers that they resolutely block off any shows of love, even to those who are in dire straits, as we see in the story of the good Samaritan.

“God blesses obedience” is a demonic doctrine because it contradicts a clear teaching of Christ.
Doing what God has said gets no recognition. Why does anyone expect commendation for what should come naturally?
Just so we understand what defines an unprofitable servant let us see how the term performs. The only other occurrence of this term is
Matthew 25:30. There we learn that an unprofitable servant is assigned to the darkness of punishment.
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Elbert E Joseph, PhD
Salt that refuses to be trampled

Shush Lambdragon! You’re Birdfood Prime.

John’s visions include an entity that copies the ventures and poor judgment of its predecessor. Bad government cannot get worse. Or can it? We have seen how worldruling empires have risen and fallen each succeeding entity screening its character as a metal, from gold to an iron-dirt mixture.
It does everything that the Marine Beast did. Just like ancient Israel and Judah the first and second beasts are the modern agents of mind-blowing indiscretions and excesses.
They rule the waves, they master murder, they covet celestial seats, and they lust for laud and honour. Then they demand that people worship them.

Ezekiel 23:5ff tells us about two sisters who took the gold medals of shame, one after the other.
And Aholah (Israel) played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours, (5)

Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their idols she defiled herself. (7)
These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon her. (10)

And when her sister Aholibah (Judah) saw this, she was more corrupt in her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than her sister in her whoredoms. (11)

And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. Revelation 13:12-15

Its Career

Deception Central. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast;

Mega Miracles. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

Decrees Idolatry. saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

Resurrection Delusion. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak,

Worship or Die. and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

Its Silence

It ended talking a good while ago.
Everybody knows it is lying.
God! How it needs to appear strong on its last gasp, scraping the pot for one more morsel of quasi-greatness.

Surrounded by

G e n e r a l s


m i g h t y m e n

Down it goes as demon dinner

Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, Come, gather for the great supper of God, to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, both small and great. Revelation 19:17-18

And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh. Revelation 19:21

The end of the great is quite graphic. No matter how magnificent the architecture or conclusive the military conquests or effective the policies of governance, trying to take God’s place is an idea that has divebombed without fail. Demons are behind the great nations. Demons inspire food and marriage doctrines. Demons revel in wannabe thinking of every type. It will be poetic for demons to feed on the flesh of the great.

Youth Power Yesterday’s Promise

If one is my age in 2018 and watching the Youth of America rise up to cry for the sanctity of their lives you have to find a context to make the most of the turn of events. Take 20, 30, 40, or 50 years off your age today and you will find that you are part of a generation that tried to turn its heart to the ancestors, to the parents, and you will also have seen the demise of a youth movement. Many were crushed by the current world-ruling powers. That is why we need a context to the joy of seeing the rise of a generation that challenges the previous generation with a vision of the future.
If the children’s hearts are going to be turned to their parents’ and vice versa something new has to be in the making.


Dreams die hard and the assassination of a dreamer does not mean that a community will prevail against the dreamer’s message. Delaying the impact of youthful voices was devastating in New Testament times. Old folks are dreamers who cling to the past. The older generation of Jewish people who returned under Cyrus’ decree wept when they saw the rebuilt temple while the younger people were full of joy. Americans are among the biggest dreamers of modern times. The American War of Independence and the founding fathers who dared to say no to British colonialism are testament to both youth (men not yet middle-aged) and the spirit of invention. Both commodities have been frittered away in the quest for superiority and lost in the mountains of merchandise. It is highly unlikely that the US constitution gets amended even though it is the only way to have an effect on attitudes and behaviour that are killing

The future is not illusion

Ezra 3:11
And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord, For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.


Ezra 3:12
But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house being laid, though many shouted aloud for joy,


Ezra 3:13
so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the joyful shout from the sound of the people’s weeping, for the people shouted with a great shout, and the sound was heard far away.

The elders had seen Solomon’s temple and this 2nd temple was not much to look at. The province of Judah in the 6th century B.C. was not going to be Israel-Judah 2.0. There would be neither prophet nor king until the appearance of John the Baptist and Jesus.
The American revolution is about to leap into preparation for the beast. Let’s be clear about one thing. The Beast (the leader of the coming world-ruling alliance) will not stand for chaos and the current Administration in the United States is one example (of both rogue and prince), an aberration that will distinguish the chaff from the wheat. The order which was envisioned by the founding fathers must come back into place so that the way will be prepared for the Beast to gather all nations under its hegemony in opposition to the king Yeshua.

While an American revolutionled by young people is highly unlikely this is an opportunity of seismic proportions. While the success of any revolution is limited.we can expect a wide range of course corrections, violence will mar the declared peace, oppression will greet the poor, and tas usual, the young morph to elders.