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

“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:

Gap in the Fourteen Generations in Yeshua’s Genealogy

Shem-Tob Even Bochan

The first page the Hebrew manisript Shem-Tob Even Bochan

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 20 July 2021: The reckoning of Yeshua’s ancestors with its three divisions of fourteen generations was perhaps so arranged by Matthew to evoke our reasoning. We should notice that for this purpose, the disciple traced the line from Avraham through David to Yeshua. This line is interrupted in two places: Avraham to King David, from King David to the exile to Babylon, and from the exile to Yeshua: three divisions of fourteen generations each. But if we count Yeshua’s ancestors in the third division, we will find that there are thirteen generations, not fourteen: it appears that an ancestor is missing in Yeshua’s genealogy. And if we consider carefully the lineage given in the Greek text of Matthew, then we have to face another problem, namely, that Miryam is not a daughter of David, and Yeshua is not the son of David and thus the Messiah. Although most commentators have already treated this verse exhaustively, there is still some room left for our comments. Read more

Hebrew Word: Fear of the Lord

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 14 July 2021: The phrase “the fear of the Lord” or “the fear of God” is quite common in the translations. But what is the Hebrew word for “fear”, as in “the fear of the Lord”? And what does it really mean to fear the Lord in the Hebrew mindset? In the following, we will explain what one needs to know about the Hebrew word and concept of “the fear of the Lord”. The wording “the fear of the Lord” is capable of two interpretations. “Fear” is an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight), i.e. “fear of heights”. But religiously, the term “fear” is implied to mean a feeling of profound respect for someone or something, i.e. “the fear of God”. We should not err and conclude from the words “the fear of the Lord” that we should experience some kind of fear or dread to start having wisdom. It is true, of course, as we are all aware, that the common sense does not allow us to say that fear of the Lord would bring wisdom, as we will explain the reason for this in due course. Read more

Exile as a Place of Captivity and Revelation

Arch of Titus

Copy of relief panel from the Arch of Titus in the Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish People, depicting the triumphal parade of Roman soldiers celebrating Jewish captivity with the spoils of the siege of Jerusalem

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 8 July 2021: In the following, we will debunk a false concept widely spread in the Jewish communities around the world that exile is not a land of captivity. According to this concept, any country in the world in which Jews can live securely and safely cannot be considered “exile” but “home”. Even the State of Israel can be considered a “land of exile”, i.e. captivity, if it does not provide security and safety. The advocates of this concept also hold the view that when Mashiach comes, he will take them home to live happily ever after. Can we rethink this? Read more

Bil’am: Psychological Profile of Anti-Semite

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 7 July 2021: There are three peculiarities in the story of Bil’am, the prophet for profit and infamous anti-Semite, who had the known reputation in the ancient world of being able both to bless and curse with great success whomever he was paid to bless and curse. These peculiarities in the story we explained previously in the articles The Bil’am story lost in translation and The lesson of the prophet for profit. But here we will summarize them briefly: Bil’am was a prophet of YHVH Elohim; Elohim wanted to kill him for doing exactly what He told him to do. And if that was not odd enough, this anti-Semite blessed Israel with the most beautiful blessing that is cited today in every synagogue around the world. We will explain the psychological profile of an anti-Semite like Bil’am in due course. Read more

Can We Keep All 613 Commands in the Torah?

Torah as a sign of belonging to YHVH

Torah as a sign of belonging to YHVH

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 1 July 2021: Can we keep all 613 commands in the Torah? This question has been asked by many Torah-observant believers in Yeshua haMashiach after they had come out of the man-made religion of Constantine. And indeed, can we keep all commands in the Torah? In the following we will explain that this is an incorrect question to ask. The correct question, however, to ask is this: Are we commanded to “keep” all commands? Let us see it a little deeper, because it behooves each one of us to acquire as much insight into the matter as we can. Read more

The Bil’am Story Lost in Translation

Donkey riding in the desert

Animals have a distinct feeling of danger. This is not a mental vision, something originating in the brain seeing that animals do not possess such intelligence. What an animal feels is that it faces a frightening phenomenon it has perceived, and it will try to dodge it.

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 27 June 2021: There is a story in the Bible that is perhaps one of the strangest stories ever told: the Bil’am story. Bil’am the prophet was about to be killed by the messenger of Elohim for doing what he was told to do. Had the Bible been written in English, Bil’am would indeed have had the reason to be confused. However, if we read closely the English translation of Numbers 22 applying textual criticism, we must agree that it makes no sense at all. In the following, we will explain a classic example of “lost in translation”. Read more

Textual Criticism of Translations: Contradiction

Time of Reckoning Ministry (TORM) 21 June 2021: In the previous articles in the series Textual Criticism of Translations, we studied how the capitalization and punctuation can alter the original of the Hebrew script. In the following, we will study how to detect and solve contradictions in the text. And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover? (Mar 14:12 KJV) First, we should notice that in KJV translation … Read more

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

How to work out your own salvation (Ph 2:12)

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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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