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Dec 27, 2011 - Doctrine    No Comments

What is PURE Religion or Worship?

Kennard, a servant of God the Father and the Son of God . . .

Yeshua’s brother James, under the inspiration of Elohim, stated the following:

“External religious worship [religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world.”  (James 1:27 AMP)

The word “religion” in the Greek means ceremonial observance and worship.

Pure worship is:

  1. Taking care of the unfortunate and needy.  This includes widows, the fatherless and other people who are suffering.
  2. Preventing the deception and wickedness of this evil world (Galatians 1:4; Revelation 12:9) from contaminating your mind & body.  The lust of the eyes & flesh and the pride of life is not of the Father (1 John 2:16).

Are you practicing pure worship or religion?

May Elohim bless you and protect you.

Dec 27, 2011 - Doctrine    No Comments

What is LOVE according to the Bible?

Kennard, a servant of the Eternal Elohim and the Righteous Yeshua Messiah . . .

The Bible gives a definition of love:

“Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” (Romans 13:10)

“Fulfilling” in the Greek means to complete or to perform.  So, love is completing or performing the law.  The law the scripture is referring to is the law and teachings of God-the Torah.

“And what this love consists in is this: that we live and walk in accordance with and guided by His commandments (His orders, ordinances, precepts, teaching). This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you continue to walk in love [guided by it and following it].”  (2 John 1:6 Amplified Bible – AMP)

Please understand love involves correction:

“Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude]. [Prov. 3:12.]” (Revelation 3:19 AMP)

The correction can be painful.

“And have you [completely] forgotten the divine word of appeal and encouragement in which you are reasoned with and addressed as sons? My son, do not think lightly or scorn to submit to the correction and discipline of the Lord, nor lose courage and give up and faint when you are reproved or corrected by Him; For the Lord corrects and disciplines everyone whom He loves, and He punishes, even scourges, every son whom He accepts and welcomes to His heart and cherishes.  You must submit to and endure [correction] for discipline; God is dealing with you as with sons. For what son is there whom his father does not [thus] train and correct and discipline?  Now if you are exempt from correction and left without discipline in which all [of God’s children] share, then you are illegitimate offspring and not true sons [at all]. [Prov. 3:11, 12.]  Moreover, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we yielded [to them] and respected [them for training us]. Shall we not much more cheerfully submit to the Father of spirits and so [truly] live?  For [our earthly fathers] disciplined us for only a short period of time and chastised us as seemed proper and good to them; but He disciplines us for our certain good, that we may become sharers in His own holiness.  For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it [a harvest of fruit which consists in righteousness–in conformity to God’s will in purpose, thought, and action, resulting in right living and right standing with God].” (Hebrews 12:5-11 AMP)

Correction is good for us because it helps us become better human beings (Proverbs 6:23).

“Let the righteous man smite and correct me–it is a kindness. Oil so choice let not my head refuse or discourage; for even in their evils or calamities shall my prayer continue. [Prov. 9:8; 19:25; 25:12; Gal. 6:1.]” (Psalm 141:5 AMP)

May the Almighty Elohim bless you, and protect you.

Dec 27, 2011 - Days of Worship    No Comments

Did Yeshua (Jesus) observe Hanukkah (John 10:22-23)?

Kennard, a servant of Elohim and Yeshua Messiah . . .

First of all-What is Hanukkah?

“Chanukkah, the Feast of Dedication, in which Jews since 164 B.C.E. have celebrated the victory of the Makkabim over Antiochus IV, king of Syria. This is the earliest mention of the holiday in all literature and the only mention of it in the Bible, since the Tanakh was completed before that date (the book of Daniel contains prophecy about the event celebrated). The apocryphal books, 1, 2, 3, and 4 Maccabees, present historical and other perspectives on what happened.

“Antiochus, recently defeated in Egypt, expressed his frustration by attacking Judea, ruthlessly slaughtering men, women and children, and invading the Temple. There he carried off the golden altar, menorahs and vessels; and to show his contempt for the God of Israel he sacrificed there a pig to Zeus. He forbade circumcision, observing Shabbat and keeping kosher, and commanded that only pigs be sacrificed in the Temple; he himself cooked a pig in the Temple and poured its broth on the holy Torah scrolls and on the altar.

“Syrian officers were dispatched to enforce these cruel and blasphemous decrees. One day when the Syrian officer in Modi‛in commanded Mattityahu HaMakkabi (Mattathias the Maccabee or Hammer), head of a family of cohanim, to sacrifice a pig, he and his five sons killed the first Jew to comply (see Ac 6:1N) and then killed the officer and his soldiers. This was the start of a rebellion. After Mattityahu’s death his son Y’hudah (Judas Maccabeus, about whom Handel wrote his oratorio so named) assembled a number of courageous Jews and led them to victory over the Syrians, first in guerilla warfare, then later in open battle. On the 25th of Kislev they rededicated the Temple and consecrated a new altar . . . ”

Stern, D. H. (1996). Jewish New Testament Commentary : A companion volume to the Jewish New Testament (electronic ed.) (Jn 10:22). Clarksville: Jewish New Testament Publications.

Yeshua was in the area of a Chanukkah celebration based on the following scripture:

“It was winter, and the time came for the Festival of Dedication (Chanukkah – emphasis mine) at Jerusalem.  Jesus was in the Temple area at Solomon’s Porch.” (John 10:22-23 ESV)

The following is a description of how Jews celebrated Hanukkah in the 1st century:

“It was not of Biblical origin, but had been instituted by Judas Maccabæus in 164 B.C., when the Temple, which had been desecrated by Antiochus Epiphanes, was once more purified, and re-dedicated to the Service of Jehovah.c Accordingly, it was designated as ‘the Dedication of the Altar.’  Josephuse calls it ‘The Lights,’ from one of the principal observances at the Feast, though he speaks in hesitating language of the origin of the festival as connected with this observance—probably because, while he knew, he was ashamed to avow, and yet afraid to deny his belief in the Jewish legend connected with it. The Jews called it Chanukkah, ‘dedication’ or ‘consecration,’ and, in much the same sense, Enkainia in the Greek of the LXX., and in the New Testament.

During the eight days of the Feast the series of Psalms known as the Hallel was chanted in the Temple, the people responding as at the Feast of Tabernacles.  Other rites resembled those of the latter Feast. Thus, originally, the people appeared with palm-branches. This, however, does not seem to have been afterwards observed, while another rite, not mentioned in the Book of Maccabees—that of illuminating the Temple and private houses—became characteristic of the Feast.

“Thus, the two festivals, which indeed are put in juxtaposition in 2 Macc. 10:6, seem to have been both externally and internally connected. The Feast of the ‘Dedication,’ or of ‘Lights,’ derived from that of Tabernacles its duration of eight days, the chanting of the Hallel, and the practice of carrying palm-branches. On the other hand, the rite of the Temple-illumination may have passed from the Feast of the ‘Dedication’ into the observances of that of ‘Tabernacles.’

“Tradition had it, that, when the Temple-Services were restored by Judas Maccabæus, the oil was found to have been desecrated. Only one flagon was discovered of that which was pure, sealed with the very signet of the High-Priest. The supply proved just sufficient to feed for one day the Sacred Candlestick, but by a miracle the flagon was continually replenished during eight days, till a fresh supply could be brought from Thekoah. In memory of this, it was ordered the following year, that the Temple be illuminated for eight days on the anniversary of its ‘Dedication.’

“The Schools of Hillel and Shammai differed in regard to this, as on most other observances. The former would have begun the first night with the smallest number of lights, and increased it every night till on the eighth it was eight times as large as on the first. The School of Shammai, on the other hand, would have begun with the largest number, and diminished, till on the last night it amounted to an eighth of the first. Each party had its own—not very satisfactory—reasons for its distinctive practice, and its own adherents.

“But the ‘Lights’ in honour of the Feast were lit not only in the Temple, but in every home. One would have sufficed for the whole household on the first evening, but pious householders lit a light for every inmate of the home, so that, if ten burned on the first, there would be eighty on the last night of the Festival. According to the Talmud, the light might be placed at the entrance to the house or room, or, according to circumstances, in the window, or even on the table.

“According to modern practice the light is placed at the left on entering a room (the Mezuzah is on the right). Certain benedictions are spoken on lighting these lights, all work is stayed, and the festive time spent in merriment. The first night is specially kept in memory of Judith, who is supposed then to have slain Holofernes, and cheese is freely partaken of as the food of which, according to legend, she gave him so largely, to incite him to thirst and drunkenness. Lastly, during this Festival, all fasting and public mourning were prohibited, though some minor acts of private mourning were allowed.

“More interesting, perhaps, than this description of the outward observances is the meaning of this Festival and its connection with the Feast of Tabernacles, to both of which reference has already been made. Like the Feast of Tabernacles, it commemorated a Divine Victory, which again gave to Israel their good land, after they had once more undergone sorrows like those of the wilderness; it was another harvest-feast, and pointed forward to yet another ingathering.”

Edersheim, A. (1896). Vol. 2: The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (226–228). Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

The festivities were similar to the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). The Temple is a very significant part of the celebration of Hanukkah and Yeshua was in the temple (John 10:22-23).

The Hebrew equivalent for the word “dedication” in John 10:22 is chanukkah (Ha•nuk•kah).

Strongs H2598: chanukkah

חֲנֻכָּה noun feminine dedication, consecration, as a matter of usage only P and late (Late Hebrew חֲנוּכָּה Feast of Dedication; so Aramaic חֲנוּכְּתָא) — abs ׳ח Neh_12:27; construct חֲנֻכַּת Num_7:10 Num_7:6t.; dedication of wall of Jerusalem Neh_12:27 (twice in verse), by sacrifices and processions, with music; of altar in temple 2Ch_7:9; of ‘the house’ Psa_30:1 (title), i.e. the temple (re-dedication by Judas Maccabaeus, 1Macc 4:52ff.), see Ol Bae and others (opposed to De), and especially CheOP 234. 247; = dedication-offering for altar in tabernacle Num_7:10 (accusative with וַיַּקְרִיבוּ), compare הַמִּזְבֵּחַ לַחֲנֻכַּת אֶתקָֿרְבָּנָם יַקְרִיבוּ Num_7:11, also Num_7:84; Num_7:88 (all P; see Di Num_7:20). (Brown-Drivers-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon Unabridged)

“Chanukkah” is translated “dedication” and/or “dedicating” in Numbers 7:10-11; 7:84, 88; 2 Chronicles 7:9; Nehemiah 12:27; Psalm 30:1.

Ultimately, the minor Jewish holiday of chanukkah pictures the rededication of the altar during the days of Judas Maccabaeus. The real miracle was the victory of the Maccabaeus over Antiochus IV Epiphanes. It is good to at least acknowledge the historical importance of this day every year and its prophectic significance in these end times (Matthew 24:15; Daniel 11:31).

May the Eternal Elohim bless you, and keep you.


Dec 27, 2011 - The Truth    No Comments

Repent. Change Your Mind. The Kingdom of Elohim (God) IS coming!

Kennard, a servant of Elohim and Yeshua (Jesus) Messiah . . .

The purpose of this website is to preach the TRUE Jewish Gospel of the Kingdom of Elohim (God) to those who are seekers of the TRUTH.

The devil has deceived or tricked this whole world (Revelation 12:9).  Our fathers (ancestors) have inherited lies (Jeremiah 16:19-21).  The nations are “drunk” with this trickery (Revelation 17:1-2).

Currently, the whole world is suffering because the majority of mankind do not consistently obey the laws of God:

“Behold, the LORD will empty the earth and make it desolate, and he will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants. And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the slave, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the creditor, so with the debtor.  The earth shall be utterly empty and utterly plundered; for the LORD has spoken this word.”

“The earth mourns and withers; the world languishes and withers; the highest people of the earth languish.  The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant.  Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched, and few men are left.”  (Isaiah 24:1-6 ESV)

I was born at Mt. Sinai hospital in Chicago, IL. I was named Kennard Levi Brown. I was born in the same month that Moses was born. I have Sephardic Jewish ancestry in my DNA. I remember when I was very discouraged and did not understand why people told me there was peace when many people were starving and dying around the world every day. Elohim started to open my mind to his truth at the age of 16 or 17 years old. I did not desire to live if He did not reveal Himself to me and give me the ability to understand the Bible. Well, Elohim has revealed Himself to me and has given me the ability to understand the Bible. The way Elohim has revealed Himself to me is through the inspired and holy words of the Bible; Jewish commentaries & writings, people who understand the TRUE message of the Bible; life experiences.

  • I have studied the Bible for 30+ years.
  • I have not celebrated Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s day, Halloween and any other Pagan or non-Biblical holiday for 30+ years and counting.
  • I studied with Jews for 1 year to understand why they do not believe or understand why Yeshua is the Messiah.
  • Elohim has blessed me with an extensive library of Biblical & Jewish resources to effectively teach those who are seekers of Biblical truth.

” . . . Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.” (Luke 12:48 NASB).

This is what God says to end time “ministers” or “priests” in the 21st century:

“And now, O priests, this command is for you.  If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the LORD of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart.  Behold, I will rebuke your offspring, and spread dung on your faces, the dung of your offerings, and you shall be taken away with it.”

So shall you know that I have sent this command to you, that my covenant with Levi may stand, says the LORD of hosts.  My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him. It was a covenant of fear, and he feared me. He stood in awe of my name. True instruction was in his mouth, and no wrong was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity.  For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.  But you have turned aside from the way. You have caused many to stumble by your instruction. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the LORD of hosts.”  (Malachi 2:1-8 ESV)

I am one of Elohim’s & Yeshua’s Torah (doctrines and teachings of God) teachers. I am a scribe. Yah (God) has given me the ability to understand the Torah (Law & Doctrines) of Moses which is the Law of God (1 Kings 2:1-3).

Yeshua stated He would send scribes to preach and write about the Torah (teachings, laws & doctrines) of Elohim:

“Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and Torah-teachers (“scribes” in the KJV – emphasis mine) — some of them you will kill, indeed, you will have them executed on stakes as criminals; some you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town.”  (Matthew 23:34 CJB)

“Therefore also said the wisdom of God (Yeshua – 1 Corinthians 1:24 – emphasis mine), I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:  That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;  From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.”  (Luke 11:49-51 KJV)

What is a scribe?

“The participle form of the word sōp̱ēr, means scribe and occurs about fifty times in the Old Testament. Scribes such as Ezra studied, practiced, and taught the Law (Ezra 7:11). Scribes also served kings, writing and sometimes carrying messages to and from court (2 Kings 18:18; 2Kings 19:2; Esther 3:12; Esther 8:9). In 2Kings 22:10, a scribe read the recovered scroll of the Law to King Josiah, bringing about a personal revival. Scribes, as people who could read and count, also acted militarily, gathering the troops (2Kings 25:19; Jeremiah 52:25). The occupation of scribe could belong to a family (1 Chronicles 2:55).  Also, some Levites occupied the position as part of their job (2 Chronicles 34:13).  (The Complete WordStudy Dictionary)

“This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God upon him . . .  For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.”  (Ezra 7:6, 10 KJV)

“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-15 KJV)

I am a scribe and a Torah teacher.  A Torah teacher studies, instructs and writes about the Torah of Moses which is the Torah of Elohim.  Elohim has given me Biblical knowledge and writing ability to teach those who desire to know the Truth.  And, what is the TRUTH?  The TRUTH is the following:

  • Jesus Christ (Yeshua Messiah) – (John 14:6)
  • The Bible – (John 17:17)
  • The Doctrines & Teachings of Elohim (Psalm 119:142)

The TRUTH will set you free from curses (John 8:32).  The TRUTH will set you free from problems that occur because of the disobedience of Elohim’s commandments (Romans 6).

Soon, the Messiah will come and bring peace to the entire world.  He will land his feet on the Mount of Olives which is located near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem (Zechariah 14). There will be only one God and everyone will learn that we must collectively obey all the commandments for peace to exist on the earth (Isaiah 2:1-4; Isaiah 11; Psalm 119:165-166).

Elohim willing, this blog will cover many different Biblical subjects.  Please feel free to comment, and ask any questions.  I will do the best I can to answer your questions.

I highly recommend you look up every scripture I quote in the letters I write to you especially if you are not familiar with them.

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