Category Archives: Restoration and Reunification

ALERT: Important conversation worth watching…

If you’re interested in the reunification of the tribes, you will find that something very interesting is happening over at Pete Rambo’s blog, natsab.   Listen in!

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Dear readers,

There is an important conversation taking place that you may want to watch.  Please do not ‘pile-on,’ however this is a good opportunity to read and understand some of the fundamentals in one of many ongoing conversations with brother Judah.

Go here: https://natsab.com/2017/05/28/gods-word-concerning-the-regathering/

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CAMP EPHRAIM – FREE CAMPING FOR THE FEASTS

Lots of us can come up with the cash for the trip to Jerusalem – it’s STAYING there that really strains the budget, since accommodations are SO expensive.  The good news is:

If you enjoy camping, you can camp for FREE right in the middle of Jerusalem, close to all the ‘important stuff’ and next to  gorgeous Independence Park!

REALLY!   🙂

My understanding is that you can even arrange for equipment rental so that you don’t have to bring things with you.  Pretty cool!!

This camp started at Sukkot 2016, and was up and running again at Pesach 2017.  It has been visited by many Jews, who are curious (and excited) to see ‘Ephraim’ in their city.

Come for the feasts!  Join the fun, and let Judah know that Ephraim is alive and well!!!

Click HERE for more information

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The Jerusalem Debate – The End of the Matter

After posting all 14 of Bob Parham’s articles about going up to Jerusalem for the feasts, Al McCarn of “The Barking Fox” blog has written a terrific summary of the real and critical reasons why we should all have our hearts set on the Holy City. Please read prayerfully and with the constant thought that when YHVH gives a command, He also provides the means to obey the command. Jerusalem is on your horizon!!

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The Little Red Hen and her chicks enjoy the fruit of her labors. (©2014-2016 Ross-Sanger)The Little Red Hen and her chicks enjoy the fruit of her labors. (©2014-2016 Ross-Sanger)

There is a children’s story about a Little Red Hen who worked diligently to feed her chicks and keep her house in order.  One day she found some grain, which she decided to plant.  She asked the other barnyard animals to help, but each of them refused for one reason or another.  The same thing happened each time she asked for help in tending the plants, harvesting the wheat, taking it to the mill to grind into flour, and bake the flour into bread. 

At the end of this lengthy process, as the Little Red Hen pulled the fresh bread hot from the oven, all of the animals came running to help her eat it.  But before any of them could come near, she said, “Not one of you helped me plant the…

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The Jerusalem Debate: BUT, WHAT SHOULD WE DO?????

By Bob Parham

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I understand that my responses to the Eleven Objections against going to Jerusalem for the Pilgrimage Feasts still leave some HUGE questions for every one that is still in the Diaspora.

What SHOULD we do?  Do we still celebrate the feasts as though we were in Jerusalem?   Should we not meet at all?   Are we sinning if we do or don’t do the feasts outside of Jerusalem? Continue reading The Jerusalem Debate: BUT, WHAT SHOULD WE DO?????

Objection Number 11: Paul sailed from Philippi AFTER the days of Unleavened Bread. Therefore he shows that we don’t need to go to Jerusalem for the feasts.

Response by Bob Parham
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“Hey Paul, shouldn’t we be going to Jerusalem for Passover?  It’s almost time!”     “Nah,  Jesus took those commands away when He died, I think.”

The first thing that comes to my mind when I heard this objection was this: SINCE WHEN does the behavior of another believer dictate how I am to behave with respect to Yah’s clear commands?  I am to look to Yeshua and His Word, not to man, for my instruction. Continue reading Objection Number 11: Paul sailed from Philippi AFTER the days of Unleavened Bread. Therefore he shows that we don’t need to go to Jerusalem for the feasts.

Objection Number 10: Paul didn’t go to Jerusalem for 14 years, so we don’t have to (or shouldn’t) go either.

Response by Bob Parham
“Should I go to Jerusalem for the feast?   Nah, I think I’ll sit here for another seven years.”

The first thing I have to ask is this:  When did Paul’s (or anyone else’s) obedience or lack thereof eliminate my obligation to obey Yah’s eternal Commands?  Yeshua’s obedience didn’t cancel out Torah, so Paul’s apparent disobedience certainly doesn’t have the authority to cancel out Torah!  And if I have to choose, I will choose to follow YESHUA before I follow Paul!
Continue reading Objection Number 10: Paul didn’t go to Jerusalem for 14 years, so we don’t have to (or shouldn’t) go either.

Objection Number 9: Yeshua took away any commands concerning Jerusalem in John, Chapter 4.

Response by Bob Parham
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[Yeshua speaks to the people after His resurrection]   “No, I took those commands away when I died. By the way, you can eat pig now too!”   (Scriptural reference to be added as soon as I can find it…)

So which scripture(s) in John, Chapter 4 are being referred to?

John 4:19-26 – (19) “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. (20) Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”  (21) Woman,” Yeshua replied, believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.  (22) You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. (23) Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. (24) God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”  (25) The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”  (26) Then Yeshua declared, I, the one speaking to you—I am he.
Continue reading Objection Number 9: Yeshua took away any commands concerning Jerusalem in John, Chapter 4.

Objection Number 8: We don’t have to keep those commands because we aren’t in The Land.

Response by Bob Parham

out-of-the-land-1Many people feel no need to appear in Jerusalem at the Pilgrimage Feasts because they live outside of Israel. More than once, someone has told me, “We don’t have to keep those commands, because we aren’t in The Land.”

I would have to ask, “Which commands do we not ‘have’ to keep?”
Continue reading Objection Number 8: We don’t have to keep those commands because we aren’t in The Land.

Objection Number 7: Keep the feasts outside of Jerusalem!

 Response by Bob Parham

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Deut 30 – (1) When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the Lord your God disperses you among the nations, (2) and when you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, (3) then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.  

What a beautiful passage!  What does this passage have to do with whether it is good to keep the Pilgrimage Feasts outside the land or not?  Very much!  But what is it telling us: To keep the feast outside the land, or to NOT keep the feast while outside the land? Continue reading Objection Number 7: Keep the feasts outside of Jerusalem!