Welcome!  This blog is dedicated to studying the Ancient Hebrew Scriptures (The Old Testament) and the New Covenant Scriptures (The New Testament) in an effort to separate God’s Truth from man’s traditions.  Not an easy task, but an extremely rewarding one!

cropped-hosea-4-6.jpgI hope to offer some thoughts and considerations that you can follow up in your own studies.

I follow some general practices in each article:
  • The scripture quotes used in these essays are mostly taken from the Blue Letter Bible Online, and in most cases are taken from the King James Version, so that the original Hebrew words used could be researched using BLB’s online version of Strong’s Concordance and other study helps.  Once in a while I did the research using the KJV version, but quoted the NIV or another commonly accepted translation, in order to give a more easily understood or more accurate rendering of the verse.
  • Scripture quotations generally appear in blue italics, but I have followed the convention of putting Y’shua’s words in bold red, for easy reference. When I propose a modernized paraphrase of Y’shua’s words, I put it in bold italicized maroon. When I add a note or definition to a verse, [I use navy blue print in brackets].
  • The word Grace has been written in bold red to remind us that it is only through the Grace of YHVH that we are able to have any relationship with Him. The red reminds us of the Blood of the Lamb, which covers our sin and opens the door to the Holy Place.
  • Whenever the English translation has removed the original wording (YHVH, Elohim, El, etc) and replaced it with some other word (The LORD, God, etc.), I have restored the original wording without comment.   In the New Testament quotes, I have also replaced the words Jesus and Christ with Y’shua and Messiah, again without comment, in an attempt to draw attention to the Hebraic Covenant roots of our Master and His Kingdom.

As I find web sites, books and videos that are particularly helpful and which evidence a genuine attempt to be fair and careful in their presentation of information, I will list them on my “Recommended Links” page.

Truth makes you madBe forewarned! As Aldous Huxley said: “You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you mad.”  [1] It can be devastating and infuriating to find out that so many of the ‘truths’ we have built our lives around are actually exactly what God warned about in His Word: Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. (Jer 16:19)

Many eyes are being opened to the inherited lies, and that is a good thing – the lies are being ferreted out and replaced with the Savior’s Truth!  (Don’t despair: The anger is replaced with joy as the Real Truth really sets you free!)

May the Father bless you in your search for His Truth!  Here is His promise to genuine Truth Seekers:

The secret [Heb סוֹד – intimate counsel] of YHVH is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.  (Psalm 25:14)

[1]  Huxley was an Englishman. To an Englishman, the word ‘mad’ does not connote anger but rather insanity!  So while Huxley was actually saying, ‘You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall drive you insane!”,  I’m borrowing his statement and applying the American English meaning of ‘anger’ to it: my apologies to Mr. Huxley…!


32 thoughts on “Intro”

  1. Hello Sue: So good to know you liked my page. Truly as a novice, the Holy Spirit led me in doing the web page. I do not know how to do all the added features like “follow” . I did go into the web and clicked on what I thought could be the follow button.
    Sorry, I like your site very much. To God be all the glory. Take care.
    God Bless.

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  2. Hi Sue, read post here and have to say I have found this quote to be true. “The truth shall make you mad.” My husband and I left a church a year ago, after realizing we were not following Something biblical while in leadership. He approached the leadership at first and it did not go well. I’ll just say that! God took us to another church where we glorify Jesus and it is gospel centered and so the teaching is so biblical that I have seen so many things I believed are not true I have felt so many emotions of sadness, anger and disappointment for myself. I am so thankful for God’s Mercy and Grace . Even though it was Messy while we left and people did not understand I am happy where I am at with The Lord!

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing, Sheri – it is so good to hear from you!! Coming out of the falsehood was hard for us, too, but it was joyful at the same time. It was terribly hard to lose friends and family who think we have abandoned the faith, when we know that we have simply returned to the Faith of the Fathers. But it has also been such a thrill to know that we were finally learning to worship the Father in the ways that please HIM!! We are still learning, and it continues to be a wonderful journey! Seems like I learn something new every day! 🙂

      It is wonderful to hear that you are insisting on His Truth and seeking after it with all your heart. He will lead you into ALL Truth as you continue your search! It is hard to leave traditions behind, but it is so wonderful to be set free in His Truth.

      Hoping to hear from you again,
      Many blessings in Y’shua


  3. So good to regognize you as one who understands the same I do have inside myself and act as…I am reading some articles of your blog..and I can say ABBA YHWH already started with renewing and refreshing…I have experienced it especially this week after a long and dry period and that period was also precious because for a raison I dont exactly know but feel it deep inside of me.Shalom, my sister!

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    1. Shalom, sister! Thank you so much for taking the time to share such wonderful encouragement with me! Those dry times really do have value and purpose, even though they aren’t much fun to experience… Hope you had a blessed Shabbat 🙂

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      1. Yes sister I did have a very good shabbat with my dearones.Lots of real food to tot read.Iwas wondering what a knowledge you already have received! And with you some others too…While I read I feel renewing and refreshing.Baruch ata YHWH..
        We really do live in special times.

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        1. Amen!!! He is so faithful to open His Word to those who ‘seek first the Kingdom’! So much MORE to learn! Seems like I have to change my understanding about something almost every day. How grateful we are that He has given us the Ruach HaKodesh to teach and guide us. 🙂 Thank you so much for your encouraging words, sister. Baruch Atah YHVH!!!!

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  4. Hi Sue
    I read your response to Jason or James on another blog site, and really appreciated your scripture based point by point response.
    I hear all the time, among well meaning Christians, that the Law has been done away with–if they only really thought about this, they would see what a frightening picture this would create. These same individuals seem to have forgotten our Mesiach’s famous Sermon on the Mount where He states “do not think that I came to abolish the law…”
    Yeshua did not abolish; He fulfilled! The Tanach gives us G-d’s standard for His house that we have been adopted
    into. Salvation never came from the Law, but it made us aware of our need for a Savior, and Redemer. It is only by His Spirit within us that we find that we can keep the law, and appreciate the relationship with G-d and our fellow man that the Law preserves.
    Shabot Shalom!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Michael – and you’re right that “if they only really thought about this, they would see what a frightening picture this would create.” If His word first tells us that something is eternal and for all generations, and then a few hundred years later we’re told that it’s ‘obsolete’, then it makes one wonder if perhaps God is not so reliable after all.

      When we realized that His Plan has never changed since Day One of Creation, it has given us great confidence to go forward based on the promises and warnings in His Word. It actually opens up a whole new world of freedom – now you KNOW what He wants and don’t have to wonder. 🙂 Thanks again for commenting.


  5. Shalom Brethren/Friends

    I ran across your existence and blog by accident. very good, I am British Israel-Identity. Just spent almost two years in Jordan, in Amman, and Wadi Musa, near Petra. I am now in Malaysia for a while.

    Aqaba is a nice little city. So u will surely enjoy your stay there.

    My web site is on the net. If u see something worth putting on your blog, please use it with credit of course. I am very apocalyptic as the age-end is on us and YESHUA comes soon, as u may agree.

    Shalom Robert Bradshaw

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  6. i Liked it. I am traveling on a visa and i had to leave as my visa was up. But i will go back as i am writing a book on Petra for my site at

    My thanks to you for your excellent work on Jordan. You are a work horse as you are putting out much good stuff of real benefit to believers in YESHUA.

    Shalom/Salam, Robert Bradshaw

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  7. Shalom Dear Sister,
    I found you through the Barking Fox and joined the mailing list a long time ago.. I had heard on Hebrew nation Radio Interviews of you and Joanie and Kimberly and so many others. I so much love hearing the scriptures come alive in hearing interviews of what is happening there in Aqaba in obediance waiting for Yeshua’s return. I am now In Jerusalem making Aliyah and in search of fellowship here and am hoping you can refer me to a fellowship that is all about MEAT! Only the truth in His word,no mans tradition . Only the Torah and Tanach and Brit Hadasha.The closest to the truth I have found is in the associations with Hebrew Nation, I am so needing fellowship. I am praying each step Yah will lead as a lamp unto my feet,If I cannot find here I am willing to move. WE are not to forsake fellowship.Please can you refer me? Blessings to you,,and if you have a mailing list or more interviews I would LOVE to hear! Btw ,I am from Oregon but know many of you are from Texas.Please pray for me,and Shalom

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    1. Oh Leota, I am so happy for you!!! If you can send me your personal email address (I promise NOT to publish it), I can put you in contact with several marvelous people. I am so excited for you!!! Let’s try to meet at Pesach! Blessings, dear sister!


      1. Shalom Sue, THANKYOU!!!! Yes I absolutely want to meet my new fellowship here. Concerning Pesach ,oh yes, If I am not there by then! Thankyou dear sister. Can I write you a long letter? I have been devouring all i can on your site, so as to know better what to expect when i come there., I want to tell you about my amazing journey,Blessings to you, You truly are the lambs servant!!!

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        1. Shalom Sue,I sent you a post with my e mail and am so looking forward to those you can refer me to here for fellowship in Jerusalem,I am hoping for this Shabbat. I did look in resourses and links and so far have found no one.I know you must keep rather busy though so all in timing, And yes when i can I will surely share with you some of my journey. The rest will need to be when I see you! blessings to you,

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    1. I do use ‘Jesus’ from time to time, but He never heard that name used in His lifetime – He was known by the name Y’shua, which is easy to say and which has great prophetic meaning in Hebrew, so I prefer to use it. But “Jesus” is cool, too. 🙂


  8. That’s rite, Jeshua is jesus real name. So you are jewish and a Christian? If so, that’s wonderful. I hope you lead many of your people to the saving power of their, our, Messiah.Im in so calif. if theres anything I can do for you please let me know. Thanks


    1. What a kind offer – thank you! Where in So. California? (That’s my home state, and my husband is from San Diego County.) I am not Jewish, but just a Torah-observant follower of Messiah Y’shua. 🙂 If you are ever in the country of Jordan or if you come to Jerusalem during one of the feasts, let us know – we’d love to meet you and introduce you around to the other believers, Jewish and Ephraimite alike! Blessings!


      1. Im in elsinore. Next time im in Jordan ill contact you. But I can assure you ill never make it to the mid east. Well stay safe. I don’t know how close to the Isis trouble Jordan is, but I bet is closer that id like to be. What takes you to Jordan, if I may ask.


        1. We feel safer here than in the States, LOL. Of course there are risks, but it was very important to us to be able to go to Jerusalem for the pilgrimage feasts, as Abba has instructed, and to participate in the reunification of the tribes, so it is well worth the risks, in our view. 🙂 “And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.” (Mark 10:28-29)


          1. Hi Sue and John…..Glad to hear you are in Jordan, near Israel…Geri and I got to go to Israel for first time ever a year ago on a bridges for peace tour. Had a great messianic jewish tour guide….And a memorable trip for both of us. Maybe next year we can get to Jerusalem for a feast……
            shalom, Scott and Geri

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            1. Oh, Scott, how I wish we could have met with you!! So happy to hear that you were able to visit the Land, though. Praise Yah!! Please let us know if you come for a feast – we would love to have you join our international group for celebrations!! Our love to you and Geri – stay in touch!! May you be inscribed for a good year.


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