Time of Reckoning Has Come

His Reckoning of Time is coming to its end! The days of this wicked world are numbered and the writing on the wall concerning The War of Gog of Magog is for everyone to see.

Come now and let us reason together, says YEHOVAH. Isaiah 1:18

Maimonides,
“The King Messiah will arise and re-establish the monarchy of David as it was in former times. He will build the Sanctuary and gather in the dispersed of Israel. All the earlier statutes will be restored as they once were. Sacrifices will be offered, the Sabbatical and Jubilee years will be observed, as commanded in the Torah. Anyone who does not believe in him or one who does not anticipate his coming not only denies the Prophets, but also the Torah and Moses our Teacher. For the Torah has given testimony about him saying …” Mishneh Torah, Kings and Wars 11:1


TORM featured articles:

Textual Criticism of Translations: Context

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 13 June 2021: In previous studies in the matter of textual criticism, we have already pointed out how the incorrect capitalization and punctuation (neither present in Hebrew) have altered and modified (intentionally or not) the Scriptural context. In this study, we will take the occasion to explain how the proper context can mend the incorrect punctuation in the script. Otherwise, the suggested punctuation below would be a matter of a personal opinion. As we stated previously, such examples of incorrect capitalization and punctuation are not uncommon in both Tanak and the Apostolic Writings. When did the Israelites leave Egypt? The Exodus story is well known but the answer may not be so apparent as it seems to be when reading translations. Read more


Textual Criticism of Translations: Punctuation 

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 3 June 2021: When do we get to heaven? Immediately after death or at the resurrection? It is the theological doctrine in Christianity that Paradise is the immediate reward for the Christian after death. This view is widely based on a translation like this, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise (Luk 23:43 KJV). According to the KJV translation, Yeshua said to the man that on that day (the very day of crucifixion) he would be with him in paradise. This interpretation is suggested by the placement of a comma as it appears in the KJV translation. Read more


How Woman was Created from Man

DNA human genome inside the chromosomes

DNA human genome inside the chromosomes

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 30 May 2021: Do we know how the first man and woman were created? The Creator first created man from the dust of the earth and then from his rib He created the woman. The Tanak commentators understand that the narrative of the creation of man and woman in Gen 1:27 and Gen 2:21 refers literally to one of Adam’s ribs  from which the woman was created: the Creator put man to sleep, took one of his rib, and in what appears to be “genetic engineering” He created the woman. This appears to be the prevalent translation and interpretation. But why did the translators feel it was necessary to render that particular Hebrew word as “rib”, because as we will take the liberty to explain below, this is the key word to unlock the mystery? In the following, we will explain what one needs to know about how woman was created from man. Read more


The Hidden Meaning in the Menorah

A reconstruction of the Menorah of the Temple created by the Temple Institute

A reconstruction of the Menorah of the Temple created by the Temple Institute, Israel

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 26 May 2021: While on Mount Sinai, Moses received the instructions concerning the building of the menorah, the seven-branch lampstand, according to the pattern which YHVH had shown him in Exo 25:31-40, in Num 8:2-4 its design was brought to realization: beaten work of pure gold, from its base to its blossoms. Read more


Textual Criticism of Translations: Capitalization

Mishkan or Ohel?

Model of the Tabernacle, the Mishkan, Israel

Model of the Tabernacle, the Mishkan, Israel

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 25 May 2021: When reading a translation of the Scripture, we find various punctuation marks, capitalized words, and other tools of the modern languages used by the translators to “help” us understand the text, or simply “fix” it for us. But how many of those who read translations know that the Hebrew script is a continuous text with no punctuation marks, nor capitalized words. For example, the context and the syntaxes show where the sentence begins and ends, etc. It is not uncommon in the translations to find confusing statements and even contradictions by adding to and subtracting from the text, as we have shown in other studies, or for example such a “minor” thing as capitalization. Read more


The Ordained Time for Messiah’s Return

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 20 May 2021: Some expect King Messiah to come; others to return. We should not be surprised if we all are awaiting the same person. But is there an ordained time in the Scripture for the Messiah’s revelation and can we know it? Throughout history Israel has eagerly awaited the ultimate redemption through the Messiah, and the return of the exile to the Land to become again one nation — this time forever. The Messiah, the prophet Mosheh bade Israel to await, has been seen as the figure who will bring all these aspirations of the people to fulfilment. The Sages teach that when King Messiah comes (Melech Mashiach), he will restore Israel’s former glory of all. Maimonides writes, … Read more


Clean Food vs Unclean Food

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 30 April 2021: The terms “clean food” and “unclean food” are very common terms, even though they cannot be found anywhere in the Scripture; they are invented terms. Moreover, if we think about it, “unclean food” is a contradiction in terms. If something is “unclean”, it is unacceptable for eating, and therefore not food at all. By the same token the opposite is also true: there is no such thing in the Scripture as “clean food”. If the Creator has called something food, it is already accepted for eating, and the term “clean food” becomes redundant. However, once the [Christian] theologians invented the idea of “unclean food”, they invented another idea that the “unclean food” can be made clean, namely, through prayers. Hence, one may say that indeed if the food has become unclean, it may be made clean again. Read more


A Man Substituted for a Mortal

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 27 April 2021: Apostle Mark opens his account of the public life of Yeshua, thus, “The beginning of the Good News of Yeshua Messiah, the son of Elohim.” Yeshua began his ministry with the immersion in the waters of the Yarden. But when was Yeshua reckoned as the son of Elohim? The traditional reading and interpretation of Chapter 3 in the Gospel of Luke holds the view that Yeshua was baptized in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar at the age of about thirty, as we read “He was about thirty years of age”. In other words, Yeshua was baptized and began his ministry at the age about thirty, but being younger than thirty. Read more


The Gift of “Speaking with Tongues”

Speaking with the tongues of flames

“Speaking with the tongues” of flames

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 14 April 2021: There are “tongues speakers” in the Christendom who have been convinced that speaking with some kind of unintelligible, unclear tongues is to them a sign or evidence of being “baptized in the Holy Ghost”. The “tongues speakers” claim the utterances that come out of their mouths are revelations from “the Holy Ghost”, which they cannot interpret; in other words, they utter something but do not know what it is. If someone claims that he or she has a gift from above, i.e. “speaking with tongues”, or other phenomenon, who has the sufficient authority to reject it? To do this the rejecter must stand between the recipient of the gift and his or her Creator and be a part of that experience. However, this is what we can do: we can examine the questionable texts and conclude whether these claims are Scriptural or not, not whether the claimer has a gift from heaven. Read more


How the Creator Connects with the Soul

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 9 April 2021: There are three levels or channels of communication between the Infinite Creator and man; they are: (1) inspiration through Ruach haKodesh, (2) the oracle of urim and tummim, (3) and prophecy. The access to YHVH Elohim by means of the urim and tummim was on a lower level than that of a prophet, but it represented a higher level than hearing inspired words through Ruach haKodesh. Read more


Nephesh, Neshamah, and Ruach of the Soul

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 4 April 2021: Man will never truly and fully comprehend the origin of life and why he was created. And while the finite man is unable to understand the creation, the Infinite Creator is still knowable through His self-revelation: the Torah. In the Torah, for the first time of history of mankind, He revealed Himself, namely, what was, is, and what will be. Elohim created man in His image and since then Adam’s creation is repeated in the formation of every human being. Thus, man becomes the image of Elohim not in the bodily form, but by the merit of His Breath by which he becomes a living soul. Read more


The Hebrew Word for Religion

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 31 March 2021: There is no Hebrew word for religion. The concept of “religion” is a Greco-Roman dualism that divides a social life into religious and secular. However, this form of dualism is foreign to the Torah, which instead sees all aspects of life as one and the same: a righteous life. The word “religion” is actually the Latin word “religione”, which is of obscure etymology. Read more


Kabbalah: origin, meaning, and controversy

Kabbalah: the reception desk a tourist checks in

Kabbalah: the reception desk a tourist checks in

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 29 March 2021: When a tourist comes to Israel, one of the first thing he or she learns is the word Kabbalah. To check into a hotel, the tourist goes to the kabbalah – the reception desk in modern Hebrew. Hence, Kabbalah means reception or acceptance. Read more


The Luz the Living Bone of Resurrection 

Sacrum with the luz bone below

Sacrum with the luz bone below

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 21 March 2021: There is a Jewish tradition that there is a bone in the human body called luz. This Hebrew word, whose origin is unknown, is used only once in the entire Scripture with the meaning of “almond”, as JPS renders it in Gen 30:37. The luz bone — a tiny bone most people are unaware of its existence — does not decay or perish; as a matter of fact, the luz bone cannot even be destroyed. And when it comes time to resurrecting the dead, the luz bone will play a major role, according to the Jewish school of thought. Read more


A Prayer to the Father in Hebraic View

A Jewish woman praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

A Jewish woman praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 14 March 2021: To fully understand the concept of prayer, one must free his thinking from the erroneous Gentile concept of it. This misunderstanding of “prayer” often leads some to think that YHVH Elohim is a God who demands “prayers” from the people if they want to receive something. The English word “to pray” has come from the Latin word precari, meaning “to beg”. This idea of “prayer” is what many are mistakenly led to believe in: prayer is an asking for provisions. Hence, the common misconception many people have about how a relationship with Elohim works. Some believe that to pray to Elohim is to ask Him for whatever one needs and wants, and the prayer brings the desired results. After all, are we not told that we do not receive, because we did not ask? Read more


Baptism through Water and Fire

Ritual bath or mikveh from Khirbet Qumran

Ritual bath or mikveh from Khirbet Qumran

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 9 March 2021: It is a common belief that the immersion in water or baptism is merely an outward expression of faith. “One baptism for the remission of sins” found in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, is declared by all Christian mainstream churches, and the baptism in water is often considered the fundamental Christian belief. And if we read Strong Dictionary for the Greek βαπτίζω baptizo, we are surprised to find out that baptism [in water] was used only in the New Testament of ceremonial ablution, especially of the ordinance of Christian baptism”. But there is nothing in the Scripture that can justify this belief. Besides, if we read closely the Apostolic Writings, we will find out that Yeshua haMashiach (the Messiah) baptized no one in water; His cousin Yochanan did, but not Yeshua. Can we rethink this? Read more


 

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The voice of your watchmen! They shall lift up their voices, together they shout for joy, because eye to eye they see the return of Yehovah to Tsiyon. (Isa 52:8)

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