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How To Pray (The Lord's Prayer)
1 Prayer *Later, Yahshua prays. Then one of his disciples asks him, โ€œMaster, teach us to pray like JAHn [the Immerser] taught his disciples.โ€
2 Prayer *Yahshua answers his disciples, โ€œWhen you pray, ๐Ÿ˜‡, say: โ€˜Our Father in heaven, [we pray that people] honor your Name-Authority [YHVH], and that your Kingdom [Dominion] advances, and that [people] actively-live your will on earth, as [celestial beings] do in heaven.โ€™
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3 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *Give us day by day our daily food.
4 Forgiveness *And forgive us our sins; as we [must] forgive every one who lies indebted to us. And lead us away from temptation; deliver us from evil.โ€™โ€
Keep On Knocking! Keep On Seeking & Asking!
5 Perseverance [Later] Yahshua [gives this prayer & perseverance tip] to his disciples: โ€˜Imagine, ๐Ÿ˜‡, you go knocking on your friend's door at midnight [on a work-day]. You yell, โ€˜Friend, lend me 3 loaves of bread.
6 Perseverance โ€”My old friend just showed up traveling through. But I don't have a crumb to put on a plate for him to eat.โ€™
7 Perseverance Then, ๐Ÿ˜‡, your friend yells from his bed, โ€˜Don't bother me. The door's locked; my children all lie sleeping; I can't get up to give you anything.โ€™
8 Perseverance *I tell you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, friendship won't motivate your sleeping friend to get up to give you the bread. But eventually, if you keep on boldly [knocking and asking], your friend will get his [tired buns out of bed to shut you up]. He'll give you as much [bread] as you need.
9 Prayer *So I tell you, ๐Ÿ˜‡: Keep asking, and you eventually receive. Keep seeking, and you eventually find. Keep knocking, and [YAH] eventually opens door[s] for you [to run through].
โ€˜Ask, and [eventually the deepest desires of your heart] will be given to you; seek, and [someday] you will find [what you're really looking for]; knock, and [eventually the door] will be opened for you.โ€™
10 Perseverance *For, ๐Ÿ˜‡, everyone who [persistently] asks receives. And whoever [keeps on] seeking finds. Doors open for everyone who [keeps on] knocking.
Very encouraging. But you may have to knock on the same 150 doors 150 times. Then the door that finally opens will lead to a bigger life than you could ever have possibly imagined.
11 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *Is there any father here, ๐Ÿ˜‡, who, when his son asks him for a [cooked] fish [to eat], instead gives the boy a [live, wriggling, poisonous] snake?
12 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *Or if a son asks for an egg, will a father offer the son a scorpion, ๐Ÿ˜‡?
13 Yah's Provision (Assurance) *If you then, ๐Ÿ˜‡, through you're hurtful, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father [YHVH] give [His] Sacred Spirit to the [beings] who ask Him?โ€
Ponerous = hurtful, not essentially evil.
Jesus Heals A Mute. Fools Label Jesus A Demon
14 Exorcism [Time passes. Yahshua encounters a man] possessed by a demon. It [renders the man] mute. Yahshua casts out the demon. So the demon [flies away]! At last the [previously mute man] speaks! The crowd [raves,] amazed.
15 Rejection But some [evil, fire-destined people] in the audience sneer, โ€œYahshua casts out devils through [the power of] Beelzebub, the chief of the devils.โ€
Accusing Yahshua of using black magic, Vudu, powered by Baโ€˜al-Zibbul, Lord of the flies. That's blasphemy: punished by eternal deathโ€”no pardon, no possibility of parole. Evil people will treat you, Yahshua's fallible student, worse than they treated Yahshua, the only perfect man who ever lived.
16 Unbelief Other [fools] try to trap Yahshua by demanding him to [call down a miraculous] sign from Heaven, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
17 Integrity *But Yahshua reads the [minds of the blasphemers and skeptics]. He says to them, โ€˜Extended civil war wastes any country. Division dooms any home.
The 1860-1865 U.S. Civil War bankrupted America. The U.S. will never recover. It has teetered on the verge of collapse for over a century, and is now only held together by slavery to foreign bankers. Likewise, divorce ravages global society as the world hurls toward Armageddon.
18 The Devil *โ€”So if Satan's [kingdom consists of factions] fighting each other, how can his kingdom last? ([Iโ€™m asking because] you [fools] claim that I drive out demons by the [power of] Baโ€˜al-Zibbul.)
19 Exorcism โ€”Now if I cast out the demons for the Lord Of The Flies, by whom do your [sham-exorcist] sons cast out demons? [Your exorcists] prove [your point in reverse. Time will prove them to be demonic witches. Then you'll know that I'm the real deal.]
The Jews couldn't truly expel demons, just as the vast majority of the current authority-less โ€˜Christianโ€™ preachers cannot drive out demons.
20 The Kingdom (Dominion) Of Heaven *But if I drive out demons by the finger of Elohim, then the Kingdom of [YHVH] the Eloah has come [smashing down] upon you!
21 Self-Defense While a strong man, fully equipped for battle, guards his palace, his possessions stay secure, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
22 Self-Defense *But when a stronger [foe] overcomes the armed-man, the conqueror takes away all the armor and weaponry in which the armed-man was trusting. The victor divides up the spoils.
Your country borrows itself into bankruptcy to buy weapons. Yet weapons fail to provide safety. Are you listening, America? Here Jesus kills the argument of โ€˜I have a gun, so my family is safe.โ€™ Thieves know more about guns than you do. Loving your neighbors, not loving weapons, keeps a country and a family as safe as possible on this crazy planet.
23 The Messiah *Whoever is not with me stands against me. Anyone who fails to gather [sheep] with me scatters [my sheep].
If you're not helping, you're making things worse. Morality is more than just โ€˜minding your own business, not hurting anyone, believing in God and being a good personโ€™. You have to actually help Yahshua if you want to go to heaven. Discipleship is war. There is no neutral ground.
The Sin-Repent Cycle Is A Spiral Down To Fire
24 Demonic Possession * ๐Ÿ˜‡, when an unclean spirit leaves a human, it wanders through โ€˜dry places,โ€˜ seeking rest. Finding no [โ€˜waterโ€˜ or โ€˜restโ€™], the evil spirit says, โ€˜I'm moving back into my old โ€œhouse.โ€โ€™
Evil spirits suck off of the breath of life which YAH breathed into each human.
25 Demonic Possession Soon the [evil] spirit returns. It finds [its previous host's body and soul] swept clean and put in order, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
26 Demonic Possession *Then, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [the evil spirit] slithers into [its host human]. It brings along 7 other [โ€˜roommateโ€™] spirits more wicked than itself! These [evil spirits] live [parasitically, like worms inside the human,] making the host human end up [sicker] than ever.โ€
Hear & Obey YAH's Word & You Get Mega-Blessed
27 Obedience As Yahshua says these things, a woman in the crowd shouts to Yahshua, โ€œBlessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts you suckled [as a baby].โ€
Yahshua doesn't give any ground to people who want to turn Mary into the pagan syncretists' Queen of Heaven. If Mary is important, it's because she obeys YAH.
28 Obedience *But Yahshua answers, โ€œ[Yes,] but far more blessed [than Mary's decaying flesh] are the [beings] who hear the Word of [YHVH] the Eloah, then obey it, ๐Ÿ˜‡.โ€
Mary is like everyone else: doomed if she disobeys YAH, and blessed if she obeys Him. Mary gets no special treatment just because she had the honor of carrying The Messiah in her belly. Just like we Jews and Christians get no special treatment. Obey and be blessed. Disobey and die. Whoever you are.
Messiah Predicts His 72-Hour Death-Span
29 Unbelief The crowd of people [press] thick together. Yahshua says, โ€œThis is an evil [population, ๐Ÿ˜‡]! This populace seeks a sign. But the only sign [YAH] give them is the โ€˜signโ€™ Jonah the prophet demonstrated [by dying for 3 days and rising again].
Jonah's 3 days dead in the fish matches Yahshua's 3 COMPLETE days in the tomb: ('Wednesday' Sundown -> 'Saturday' Sundown ). Jesus did NOT die on Good Friday and rise on Easter Sunday. Anyone who claims that doesn't know what they're talking about, despite their blathering nonsense about Jewish idioms. Population = Generation.
30 Resurrection For like Jonah's [resurrection] was a โ€˜signโ€™ to the Ninevites, so [I] the โ€˜Son of Adamโ€™ soon [rise after 72 hours of death as a sign] to this [populace, ๐Ÿ˜‡].
People Who Deny Yahshua Are Worse Than Sodom
31 Wisdom At the Judgment [Day], the Queen of the south rises up with the [people] of this generation. But [she] condemns them, ๐Ÿ˜‡. For the Queen came from the โ€˜ends of the earthโ€™ to hear the wisdom of Solomon {Peace-Man}. Yet look! [I, (a King] greater than Solomon) [stand] here [before you].
Yahshua was too humble to specifically identify himself as the one greater than Solomon.
32 Repentance On the judgment [day,] the men of Nineveh rise up beside this generation. They condemn it, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Because the [Ninevites] repented [upon hearing] Jonah herald [YAH's warning]. Yet look! [I,] a greater [prophet] than Jonah, [stand] here.
Keep Your Lamp Pure And Shining!
33 Good Example / Light of the World No one kindles a lamp [candle] then sets it in a secret place or under a bowl, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Rather, you put lights on stands, to give light to everyone who enters the room.
No architect wires up their light sockets to shine light up from the floor into the bottom of their bed, nor to light up the inside of their closed sock drawer. Architects wire light sockets to shine from the ceiling in the center of the room, to give the most light possible to every part of the room.
34 Spiritual Blindness *Your eye is the โ€˜lampโ€˜ of your body, ๐Ÿ˜‡. When your eye shines clear, your whole body [benefits from the] light. But when your eye lies diseased, your body [perceives] only โ€˜darkness.โ€™
If you live wide-eyed in wonder & belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed & fear, your body is a dark moldy cellar. When you have a โ€˜good eye,โ€™ [that is, when you see life as an opportunity to share divine generosity,] your whole body brims full of light. But when you have an โ€˜evil eye,โ€™ [when you see life as a means to pile up wealth for your stingy self,] your body lies full of darkness.
35 Spiritual Blindness * ๐Ÿ˜‡, make sure that the light [you think you have] inside you is not really [a mere] shadow.
Keep your eyes open, your lamp burning, so you don't turn into a black hole.
36 Good Example / Light of the World * ๐Ÿ˜‡, if you [become] filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life beams radiant, like [heaven's] floodlight shining through you.โ€
paraphrase
Yahshua Condemns Hypocritical Show-Religion
37 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion As Yahshua speaks, a [hypocritical] Pharisee invites Yahshua to eat with him. So Yahshua walks through [the preacher's door, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. The Pharisee watches Yahshua [pass the sink, then] sit down at the table.
38 Sinai Contract The Pharisee marvels that Yahshua neglects to first wash [his hands] before dinner, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
Missing the point, the preacher gawks, amazed to see Yahshua sit down to eat without first performing the ceremonial washing required by Jewish custom.
39 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *Master [Yahshua] says to [the Pharisee], โ€œYou [religious separatists] clean the outside of your โ€˜cupโ€™ and โ€˜dish.โ€™ [You put on your best act in your finest robes to flaunt great religious & political shows.] But inside you brim full of greed [robbery] and evil.
Pharisee means any religious separatist, not just 1st-century Jews.
40 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion You fools. Didn't [YHVH,] who made your exterior, also make your interior?
Religious hypocrites are the most deceptive, carnal, devilish, dangerous people on earth.
41 Forsaking All * ๐Ÿ˜‡, give away everything you have to help paupers. Then the totality of your existence shines clean.
Paraphrase. โ€˜Turn both your pockets and your hearts inside out. Then your lives will be clean.โ€™ This doesn't mean you can't keep utility โ€˜backpackโ€™ items like a shirt, pants, knife, spoon, sandals, writing tablet, etc. But if you keep something, it must be something you're using to help other people. Free yourself from your possession-cage.
42 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *How terribly [YAH's punishment falls on] you, [puritanical] Pharisees! For show [at communal gatherings], you donate 1/10th of your garden plants (like mint and rue). Yet you neglect justice. [YHVH] the Eloah [commands] you to [use your power and wealth to make life into a complete] love-feast [of fairness and abundance for all]. Instead, you merely toss in [penny-pinching donations].
Follow the principles of love [agape]. Make life a love-feast. Live the spirit underlying the Mosaic Code. Go past the mere letter.
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43 Pride *Woe to you, [pompous preacher] Pharisees! For you love the most important seats in [educational and cultural gatherings. You compete for deferential] greetings in [public] markets.
Preachers sell out Christ for tickets to the opera, symphony, sports arena, and notices in the media and in the financial district: โ€˜Hello, Reverend, Pastor, Rabbi, so-and so.โ€™
44 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *Woe [is coming] to you, [religious writers, self-declared chosen saints, pretenders to] superiority, hypocrites! For you lie like unmarked graves, which people walk over without realizing [they're standing on dead people].โ€
45 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion One of the religious law experts protests to Yahshua, โ€œTeacher, [why did you just] insult us? [We know the Pharisees are fakes. But if everyone would just follow OUR legal advice, the world would be fine.]โ€
46 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *Yahshua shoots back, โ€œTerrible [judgment falls] on you โ€˜lawโ€™ experts! You load people down. [You] break their backs with rules & regulations. Yet you never lift a finger to help [anyone].
Rules like: obey the rules and customs of the worldly nations around you.
47 Murder *Terrible [judgment falls on] you [religionists]! You build [ceremonial tourist-trap] tombs. [You claim your mausoleums house the bodily remains of YAH's] prophets. [Then, next-door, you erect great tombs to honor] your forefathers who assassinated [those] prophets!
48 Murder *When you build great tombs to [honor] your fathers who murdered [YAH's] prophets, you irrevocably testify [against yourselves] that you approve of the crimes of your fathers.
When you erect the Lincoln monument to honor a man who presided over the war of northern aggression (the U.S. Civil War), which killed more christian Americans than all other wars combined, you demonstrate that you approve of genocidal mass murder. Generally speaking, honorific statues and monuments and tombs are either tourist-traps or houses for the remains of evil mass murderers (or both). Why else would you need a big monument, but to plaster over an evil record?
49 Rejection *So [YHVH] the Eloah [in His] wisdom says, โ€˜I keep sending prophets and emissaries to [Jewish and Christian โ€˜civilizationsโ€™]. [You religious jerks] murder some of my messengers. [You beat up and] persecute others.
When you tell the Truth in church or a โ€˜Christianโ€™ town hall, expect them to kill you, beat you, and/or drive you away.
50 Murder โ€˜[YAH] holds your strain of people [hypocrites] responsible for the murder of all [His] prophets since the creation of the kosmos!
51 Justice โ€”I tell you the truth. [Heaven] charges all of that blood against [your kind of hypocrites,] from the blood of Abel {Meadow} to the blood of [the prophet] ZachariYah (whom [your ilk] murdered between [the temple's public cooking] altar and its [most sacred inner shrine]).
52 Lies *Woe to you lawyers! You rob away the [peoples'] key of knowledge. You refuse to enter [the door of wisdom. You stand in heaven's doorway.] You block the human race who are dying to get in!โ€
Killer Religionists Interrogate Christ
53 Temptation As Yahshua pronounces these verdicts against the [religionist] lawyers and [phony] Pharisees, they fly into a furious fit, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They besiege Yahshua with tempting tricky cross-examination interrogation questions.
54 Betrayal [The religionists spy like snipers] laying in wait for [Christ], trying to provoke him to tie himself up in a trap of His own words, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
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