Book Club Invitation 03/31/020, Tuesdays @ 9EST

We will begin reading Captain Blood next week, possibly this week. Below you can purchase the book itself, or download an audio book app to listen to the amazing story of Captain Blood. Sit back, close your eyes, and let your imagination paint this story vividly in your mind.

The purpose of this book club is to cultivate stronger imaginations while seeing that Ya uses and blesses people who spread ideas that applaud and lift up charectaristics and skills that reflect His nature. We find His fingerprints, subtly hidden in most all popular media, and Captain Blood is no exception. This book, written in the 1800’s will be read by us today and we will get together once a week to discuss the setting, circumstances, and characters while linking them to Biblical themes. I also invite each of you, if an especially creative whim is in you, to find your own way of writing a short for all of us to enjoy your reading your work before the group, that points to the same Biblical theme or regular theme of a chapter we have read recently.

Once the book is complete, we will watch the movie as a group and discuss diferences. No cheating! Wait until our group movie night and do not watch this amazing books movie pre-emtively.
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Biblical Fan Fiction (Untitled) Ch. 1


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Aviv works tirelessly all day. He sometimes becomes mentally and emotionally confused. He always is physically exhausted from hard work under a hot sun, in a body whose legs will not want to walk in the morning. That is how it is generally, but now. Now, it is a body whose back cakes up from coagulated blood, making every movement preternaturally painful. Poor Aviv finds out that the reason for the multiplied discomforts and pain is because Aaron and Moses had gone to speak with Pharaoh. Pharaoh’s reaction was well, brusque.

Here now, Aviv learns that Moses and Aaron keep at it! They go before Pharaoh again. This time having a magic show contest which ends with the Egyptian water supply being turned into blood. What!? That’s not something that happens every day. Indeed, nor is even spoken of. Most preternatural, surreptitious, and now look, who knows how the Egyptians will react to that. Pigs!

Over the course of several months (possibly), as time tries to march on as it always has, there are many plagues Aviv witnesses. After the first few plagues the Egyptian magicians are unable to respond with their dark arts. The average citizen is comepletely unaware of the source of these attacks. Aviv is not just an Hebrew engineer, but a high ranking Hebrew engineer whose job entails high level security clearance to discuss and ensure the building projects go well. How much blood have the dark magicians been shedding? Aviv thinks to himself several times a day. Those thoughts use to make him feel important, now they only bring him lonleliness.

Eventually, through locusts that are so thick that they block out light; gnats so fierce they stop daily activities; something as harmless as frogs even, he thinks, in great number, halts life as he knows it; then, hail, oh my goodness that storm. Such a monumentally fierce hail storm rips through the land. The crops are destroyed. All of them. It seems Aaron and Moses had enough of their nation being enslaved. Aviv wonders what it must have been like to be there, in Pharaoh’s courts, during those meetings and what Aaron and Moses were doing to cause The Savior to bring the plagues. Finally, after the Israelite cry was heard from the heavens, he finds himself up to his eyeballs in Egyptian gold, silver, clothing, writing tablets, cooking utensils, farming equipment and traveling provisions. All of it willingly given to him, his neighbors, and even the poor beggar on the corner at the end of his block, by their Egyptian neighbors. So much treasure in fact that the excess was put on the children for fun.

With all of these fine items Aviv is next to the Red Sea, with a cloud between his Hebrew camp and the camp of the angry Egyptians. They are ready to take them back to Egypt to rebuild their nation. Then, Moses. From Aviv’s vantage point near the sea, he see’s Moses with his flowing gray hair and beard, standing stoically at the edge of the water, robes curling and flapping in the wind. His hands stretched towards the heaven with staff. Aviv notices the Red Sea begin to lose depth in front of him, for miles! The waters on either side of the shallowing path grow like the upside down daggerboards of a boat, tall and thin, and then flow back into the sea. There is a long hallway of dry ground! Holy cow. Without thinking, like lemmings Aviv and everyone around him begin the long journey across the Sea of Reeds.

Mouths agape and eyes wet with watery wonder, the army of Israelites slowly walk through the most fantastic sights anyone on earth has ever seen. While unashamedly in awe the occasional unknowing fish swims right through the wall of water and directly into the air, falling to the ground. A child picks the flopping thing up and throws it like a rugby marker back towards the wall of water. Aviv watches it swim away, he was sure he could see it swimming off with hurt pride, “Hmmff,” the fish seems to say, swimming quickly away from the embarrassing event.

The whole camp makes it across the sea only to turn around, finding that the Egyptians are now on the same path in order to overtake them and bring all of Moses and Aaron’s hard work to nothing. Then, Aviv and his assembly see Moses’ staff over the sea of Israelite heads. He is looking into the heavens and his mouth is speaking words. His expression concentrated and humble, praising The Savior with all of His strength even after a long and what should have been stressful journey. It occurs to Aviv, deep within him, the concept not quite yet having crossed the veil between his unconscious knowledge, and the small sea of thoughts that are his awareness, maybe Moses has little to do with this being saved from Egypt, maybe our whole family of Israelites have done nothing to cause this to happen. Aviv see’s his hands and arms come down and towards each other while his body folds over in a crouched stoop, all in one momentous movement miraculously and maniacally bringing the sea back into itself. The Egyptians swallowed whole. The abrupt downfall of one of the most powerful nations ever to walk the face of our beautiful blue planet. Now nothing but a memory, strong, proud and monumental. All Aviv knew is that they had reached the other side

The Complete 2020 Winter Series Compilation

GTS’s passion is providing scriptural information that will aid the followers in becoming more knowledgeable about scripture and ultimately, closer to Him.  A few times a year a six week series is posted for your viewing. We post a ten to thirty minute video every Tuesday (conceptual), and Friday (specific chapter).

The series below has ended, and the new series will begin at the end of April. To stay in touch, you can subscribe to the GTS youtube channel and hit the bell icon to be notified whenever we post a video. The notifications will be sent right to your phone like a text message, but only if you hit the bell icon for notifications. I have only just begun this video series endeavor. Enjoy.


Full Winter 2020 Series Compilation

Matthew Video Series Compiled

GTS has just finished up it’s first video series. The link below is the playlist to all the video teachings from Matthew. We dive into each chapter, together unlocking the mysteries buried within the pages. Using my 1,000+ hours of scripture study knowledge, we dive into the truth behind His ways. This knowledge is available to you, as a compliment for being a viewer and reader of the GTS pages. I am new to video teaching, but am becoming more and more skilled at bringing what I know to you.

My knowledge from several scriptures spanning from Genesis to Revelation is used to describe the what, why, when, where, and how of several of the events Matthew recorded in relation to Our Savior’s ministry.  This has been put together for your enjoyment and for your walk with Him. Enjoy.

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Interview: When Does The Savior’s Year Begin?


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In the Messianic world this is the time of year everyone gears up and begins looking to the barley, the stars, the sun, shadows, Pluto the dog, or whatever else people look to for a gauge of the beginning of the new year. We look to anything but the Pope, really. I personally look to Elohim who has instructed me to look to the barley.

Turns out, within looking to the barley there are all sorts of ways people choose to look, but that is not what this article explores; this interview with Brian Hoek of TOTW explores why it is the barley we look to. This article is built to inform you on the way several of the Scriptures in The Bible all work together to teach us how The Father keeps the Biblical New Year. Enjoy this interview with Brian Hoek from Truth on The Web. He is extremely knowledgeable and his web-site and youtube channel are full of meaningful information meant to bring you into a deeper relationship with The Father.



Q. Let’s talk about aviv barley. What does it mean for barley to be aviv?



A. The first mention of aviv in the Scripture is in Exodus 9, during the hail plague, and is reference to a stage of maturity of the barley.


Exodus 9:31-32 “And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled. But the wheat and the rye were not smitten: for they were not grown up.”

The barley was matured enough to harvest at this point, while the wheat was still in the grass stage. Please note this was no ordinary hail storm by the way.



Q. So, what does this have to do with determining the start of a Biblical new year?



A. Shortly after the hail plague they left Egypt. It was the fifteenth day of the month (Numbers 33:3), and that month was referred to as the month of Aviv:


Exodus 13:4 “This day came ye out in the month Abib.”

We know from Exodus 12:2 that this month of the Aviv is the beginning of months — that is, the first month of a new year:

Exodus 12:2 “This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.”

We know this month contains the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread, and during this festival there is the required offering of the Firstfruits of the new harvest:

Leviticus 23:10-11 “Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the Firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before יהוה, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.”

How do we know this first harvest is of barley, as opposed to say, wheat?

Well, for one, recall Exodus 9:31-32 — the barley matures well ahead of wheat. We also see that same order in the book of Ruth. But 2 Samuel specifically tells us that the barley harvest occurs in the first days of the harvest:


2 Samuel 21:9 “And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before יהוה: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.”

Line upon line. The barley had to be harvest ready by Wavesheaf day. This is a major point for determining the new year.



Q. What do you mean by “harvest ready?” What stage does the barley have to be in for it to be used for Firstfruits?



A. This is an important point as well.

In Leviticus 2:14 we see that the Firstfruits offering was to consist of either parched aviv or karmel (which is fully ripened grain), so by “harvest ready,” I refer to this definition: barley that is at least aviv is harvest ready. On the other hand Nehemia Gordon and his ex-wife Devorah both make a false distinction between “aviv” and “harvest-ready” as though aviv isn’t harvest ready — that only the karmel (כרמל) stage is harvest ready. But this is not what Scripture states or illustrates. I ask of your audience to please note this well, because this is one of the issues that has led to the divide in the Aviv Camps as to the start of the year.


Leviticus 2:14 “And if thou offer a meat offering of thy Firstfruits unto יהוה, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy Firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire,even corn beaten out of full ears.”

This verse also gives a better view of understanding just what aviv is: Aviv grain is mature enough to “dry by fire” or “parch.” The heads must have substance to be able to be made into flour for the offering.



Q. How is barley used during the day of Firstfruits?



A. The harvest begins with the cutting of the omer. An omer, which is a dry measure of about 2.3 liters, of barley is cut and prepared for the Firstfruitss offering.

This is another very important point. The question over when the barley can be harvested is at the heart of the aviv divide. This is something the body needs to understand.

Prior to March of 2016, the Gordons had taught that the harvest of the barley could not begin prior to the Wavesheaf, that is, the day of the omer offering (which occurs on the Sunday during Unleavened Bread) But in early March of 2016, they presented a new and different view: that folks can harvest whenever, as the only restriction is that you cannot eat of it until Wavesheaf day (Leviticus 23:14).

I surveyed a slough of historic Judaica and didn’t find a single example that matched this new view they presented. The normative practice of the jewish patriarchs of the past, and today was that the harvest could not begin until Wavesheaf day, and that the omer was to consist of the first harvested stalks of barley.


Leviticus 23:10-11 “Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the Firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before יהוה, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.”

Deuteronomy 16:9 “Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn.”

More importantly, brethren in Messiah, give utmost consideration to what the omer offering/Firstfruits pointed to:

1 Corinthians 15:20-24 “But now is Messiah risen from the dead, and become the Firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Messiah the Firstfruits; afterward they that are Messiah’s at His coming. Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.”

Paul relates the resurrection of Messiah to His being the Firstfruits offering. In the “reality” (Messiah) of the yearly shadow, we find that He was not harvested before Wavesheaf offering day, nor was any of the rest of the harvest. He is the Firstfruits from the dead, and no one has gone before Him.

As in the reality, so in the shadow: The harvest does not begin until Wavesheaf Day, and it begins with the Firstfruits!

Q. How then does the barley’s state of being aviv effect what new moon Yeshua’s army starts the year?

Simply, if the barley harvest would be ready to start by the potential Wavesheaf Day of the potential first month, then the new moon of that month marks the start of a new year.

I know this is different from what many have been taught. The Gordons’ teachings have been the basis for many peoples’ understanding of the “Aviv Calendar.” I appreciate that they spread word that we should look to the barley, but regrettably, false concepts were also spread:

* The barley must be aviv the twelfth month
* The barley must be karmel by Wavesheaf
* The barley can be harvested before Wavesheaf

The Scripture does not teach any of these man-made rules — in fact, it illustrates the opposite – in Exodus, in Leviticus, in Joshua, in Ruth



Q. That leads to an important question: how does Joshua’s coming into the promised land on the same day that the Savior’s children entered and left the land of Egypt play into this?



A. Joshua 5 is an important section of Scripture for establishing the correct understanding of when the Wavesheaf day is — the ancient debate over the meaning of “mimacharat haShabbat” (“the morrow of the Sabbath”) in Leviticus 23.

Joshua 5 gives us the fulfillment of Leviticus 23:10-14.

“When you come into the land…and reap the harvest thereof…” — Joshua brought them into the land, and they reaped the harvest.

No, we don’t directly read of the children of Israel harvesting the barley, nor do we directly read of them bringing an omer of it to the priest, or of the priest waving it on their behalf. But, we do read that they ate the produce of the land on the fifteenth day of the first month, the month of the Aviv:


Joshua 5:10-11 “The children of Israel encamped in Gilgal; and they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho. They ate of the produce of the land on the next day after the Passover, unleavened cakes and parched grain, in the same day.”

This could not be done until the Firstfruits/Wavesheaf was offered:

Leviticus 23:14 “You shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor fresh grain, until this same day, until you have brought the offering of your God. This is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.”

Please note that the grain they were eating on the fifteenth of Aviv was parched — this means it was aviv stage barley. If it was aviv on the fifteenth, then it was not aviv in the twelfth month, over two weeks earlier. Contrast this with the Karaite’s rule.



Q. What about Boaz and Ruth’s meeting one another?

A. In the book of Ruth, we find Ruth coming to Bethlehem in the beginning of the barley harvest:

Ruth 1:22 “So Naomi returned and Ruth the Moabitess her daughter in law with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest”.

Ruth is given permission to glean barley in Boaz’s field. Boaz had her join him during a meal and he presented her parched barley:”

Ruth 2:14 “And Boaz said unto her at mealtime “Come thou hither and eat of the bread and dip thy morsel in the vinegar.” And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.”

What stage of barley is parched? Aviv.



Q. So many brethren missed the first month this year due to the misinformation, and with it, they missed Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. What about the second Passover?



A. The second Passover has been a misplaced crutch for many this year, as it was in 2016. What I mean is, due to the confusion many threw up their hands and said, “Well, at least there’s a second Passover” as if that somehow bandages the issue. It doesn’t.

First of all, let’s read it:


Numbers 9:1-13 “And יהוה spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, “Let the children of Israel also keep the Passover at His appointed season. In the fourteenth day of this month, at even ye shall keep it in His appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof shall ye keep it.” And Moses spake unto the children of Israel that they should keep the Passover. And they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that יהוה commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel. And there were certain men who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the Passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day: And those men said unto him, “We are defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of יהוה in his appointed season among the children of Israel?” And Moses said unto them, “Stand still and I will hear what יהוה will command concerning you.” And יהוה spake unto Moses, saying, “Speak unto the children of Israel saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be in a journey afar off yet he shall keep the Passover unto יהוה. The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the Passover they shall keep it. But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the Passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he brought not the offering of יהוה in His appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.”

These folks today are not looking to keep a second Passover because of “defilement by a dead body” or by being “in a journey far off.” They are clean, and are not in a journey. Numbers 9 does not apply.

They are confused and seeking a safety net.

Now, even if the “safety net” were in play for Passover, the fact is that there is no such contingency for Pentecost, Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, or Shemini Atzeret.



Q. Are there any other questions you would like to address? If you would like to add anything more please do so now.



That’s the interview folks. I say a big thank you and pray The Savior’s blessing over Brian for His work in gathering accurate information that aids all of us in learning who The Savior is. From faith to faith, grow, learn, share in The Savior.

Author: Brian C. Hoeck; Co-Author: TJ Griffin

Check more information and dive deeper:

Brian Hoeck’s Ministry’s Web-Site

The Final Barley Report by TOTW  2019

The Report Posted The Day After Aviv Was Found 2019

A Video That Dives More Deeply Into Several Topics That Surround The New Year!

Here are the web sites to other searchers, and search watchmen and women on either side of the divide:

Devorah’s Date Tree

Nehemiah’s Wall

Yaweh’s Restoration Ministries

Abib of God

In ישוע (Yeshua)

The Gospel and Pearls


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<Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.>

This is in the latter part of Matthew 13. Let’s take just two deep breaths and ask for The Holy Spirit to give wisdom and guidance to us, let’s dive into this lesson together. 

The Savior was telling His disciples just a few verses before how the kingdom of heaven is demonstrable through everyday objects.

What do we know abouImage result for free diver discoveryt a pearl? Here are a few things:

  • Pearls are generally made in an oyster. They can be made in clams and mussels also.
  • Pearls usually start off as a grain of sand
  • Pearls begin as an irritant to the oyster
  • Pearls are considered a treasure

Pearls are made in an oyster

An Oyster is a bivalve who’s main function is to filter water. Oysters are considered an unclean animal, not fit to properly provide nutrients to the human body. Does this mean they are not fit for anything at all?

Elijah is known as being an absolutely amazing human being. Working tirelessly for Yah’s kingdom and for the people of Israel. There was a time when Elijah, not paranoid but completely sane, was out in the wilderness hiding. The government was trying to kill him and he hid out by a brook that dried up. While he was there, Yaweh did not leave him hanging. The Lord made use of an unclean animal to bring Elijah food. In this way, Elijah’s story and the metaphorical use of a pearl in describing the kingdom of Elohim are connected.

Pearls start off as a grain of sand

From time-to-time during our bivalve’s life it will take in an irritant: sand generally. The way this unclean animal deals with irritants like sand is by layering minerals over the irritant until the irritant becomes large enough and smooth enough that it no longer irritates the bivalve. Later, a diver will forcibly pry in for the pearl, leaving our poor bivalve wide open, but alas, without the irritant. I wonder what is more irritating to the bivalve, the sand or the prying? Think about that for a minute sometime.

Pearls are an irritant to the oyster

The Word teaches that out of the good treasure stored up in a man’s heart, good will spring from him and that from the evil treasure stored up in a man’s heart evil will burst forth. In the case of goodly pearls or in this case: a single pearl of great price, the bivalve has stored up an irritant within itself. Oysters do not get rid of these irritants. Instead, they store them up and focus their time, resources and energy in covering the irritant with layers and layers and layers of matter until the sand is no longer irritating. An Oyster is not capable of simply ridding itself of a tiny speck of sand lodged between it’s shell and it’s mantle. If it could, would it?

Pearls are a treasure

Our Father created this world and everything in it. He knew the world was going to fall, and preemptively divested Satan’s power over His called out family before the earth was even created: The Savior is The Lamb Who was slain before the foundation of the earth. Because of this we understand that the world and everything in it sings the glories of God. The world’s stuff is like a treasure map,Image result for pearl, black pearl jewelry pictures guiding us to understand more deeply Who He is; who we are in relation to Him and; who we are in relation to our old man, our fallen selves, our sin nature; and how to take responsibility through The Savior for the sin nature we are born with.

In this example we have learned that it is unsatisfactory for a man to spend his resources on covering up the irritants that he tends to harbor, coddle, blanket, and allow to have rule over his time and energy; however, we have also learned that the world tends to see great value in that behavior. We have learned that Our Savior can use even such a thing as this, to describe in a relatable way what we have to look forward to if we choose to spend our time and energy on exercising faith in bringing what we currently understand as truth into a world so full of misguided good will.

Author: T.Griffin

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How Is Baptism Like A Tree?



Our Father uses trees and vegetation all the time as a metaphor to help us along in the way. Sometimes I am sure that He created trees exactly the way He created them knowing that they would be a tool for Him to guide us closer to Him.

Let’s look at baptism. Baptism’s meaning can be found in the Hebrew word “micvah,” which means to immerse. If baptism were a tree how would it be comprised? How can we use that living word picture The Savior has given us as a tool to manumit our minds from the bondage points of Babylon? Let’s take a look together.Image result for roots in water

Our Elohim is a consuming fire. He describes Himself as such in the beginning of Deuteronomy. A fire changes things chemically. The actual building blocks of charred materials have been manipulated by the flames into completely different compounds.

Seed and Roots

God does not give people baptisms in fire. Well, not literally usually. He uses water when symbolically describing a spiritual baptism through physical reality. In exploring baptism, more specifically what it represents and what spiritually it truly is, let’s refer back to a tree. The seed of baptism is The Savior’s creation of a world where baptism is an option. Baptism exists. It is a seed nestled into the life of every person. Baptism being an option is like a seed’s sprouting is an option. Many don’t make it. The roots and sprouts of baptism can be found in a man studying the Living Word. The trunk is shown when a person repents (H: teshuva, to turn away from) and decides to start making plans towards baptism (immersion).


The branches can be seen in all the thoughts and actions that are poured into a man through studying scripture and learning Who He truly is vs. what the world has deceivingly taught. To truly love can sometimes be exceedingly difficult. A Very Wise Man once said, “He who knows My commands and keeps them, the same it is that loves Me, and he will be loved of My Father, and I will reveal Myself to him.”

What could be a greater gift than to have The Savior reveal Himself? Could this mean that most people do not actually know Who He is but are being deceived into believing that He is something He is not, thus making the revelation of The Savior something really truly special? It can be inferenced that to receive such an exceedingly great reward as finding out not who people say He is, but Who He truly is, must be something worthy of rejoicing and being consumed by. When a man learns Who The Savior is, then he can better reflect Who He is to the fellowship community that man is part of, to those he works and plays with, to people he rubs shoulders with at the store and in the park, and he can shine a better, more refined light of truth in a world who’s light is darkness. He can also better identify if he is being consumed by The Savior, or an impersonator of The Savior. Knowing Who He truly is paramount in reflecting Him and spreading the gospel. If man does not know Who He actually is, man is left wide open to deceive others as they are being deceived, even though the intention is to be doing good.


Knowing is half the battle. Studying scripture and actively believing are leaves: leaves are the solar panels of the tree and without photosynthesis the tree will die. We are called to be servants. A good servant is obedient to his master even in the face of difficulty and strife. Even if it means being kicked out, hated, ridiculed, and given the cold shoulder by those who have not yet been honored with vesseling the truth of Who He is.

Without acting on the works a man is called to do, active belief is dead. The believers that are placed into our lives that support us as, and sharpen us as we do the same for them are also part of our network of leaves.


Now, what is the chief reason for the seed, the roots, the trunk, the branches, the leaves? Fruit begins to blossom when a person’s action shows that he has truly been immersed in the Living Water that flows from The King’s throne. A man’s schedule intertwines with and propitiates the idea of what baptism is. The fruit of that man, whether left to fall or taken up for nourishment by others, is used for the good of things. Allowing The Savior’s baptism to take hold willImage result for little girl eating pear cause a man to make changes. Surroundings will change, friends will change, dreams will change, bad will be changed to good, and The Savior’s glory will become part of everyday reality. Habits are formed and His goodness pours in like the rising of the sun.

All in all if a man will allow The Savior to begin the life-long process in him of killing the old man, replacing that fool (I pitty da foo’) with a new, wise, long-suffering, and joyful child of The King, then you know what it means to be baptized and for all that death to melt away revealing walls and gates of  gemstones that no trial of fire can prosper against.

Author: T.Griffin

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We are vessels.  The world knows this about us and fills us with the idea of what it looks like to become mature:  Put away the former, childish ways of fantasy, and become a person oriented with the realities of the world.  You must lie to each other sometimes, you must steal in a cunning and guarded way that is difficult for others to pin down, you must malign your neighbors, clients, and co-workers when the time is right in order to achieve greatness, and above all when God is brought up, in order to protect your way of life you must deny the importance of supporting Him.  You must recognize Him as nothing more than a childish fantasy with a following of people who are childish and not connected to reality.  These are the true qualities of the mature man and woman, and what you should seek when finding mates, friendships and business partnerships.  This is safe.  This promises wisdom and honor, fulfillment and self worth.

Convincing, is it not?  That was taken straight out of the book. What the enemy relentlessly enamors into people all day everyday. For a short time, a season, or even a lifetime, it is safe, depending on how you define safe. Unfortunately though, we reap what we sow. When reaping time comes we recognize that tragedy strikes those around us in equal fashion. This leads us to chalk it up to “the way life is.”  Folks who think like the world are surrounded by the world and do not know anything better than the rhythm of tragedy.

Without faith and hope, worldly folks (including those in our churches, yes, especially dem folks) will never experience what it is like to live life with a light and easy burden.  The world is taught to believe that a light and easy burden either does not exist or is childish and immature.  What a laugh.  Immaturity is the very act of carrying the weight of the world and living through constant tragedy.  Worldly maturity does have it’s rewards, riches and glory, but in the kingdom of God it is childish, a result of pride and spiritual weakness, and can be thwarted by admitting one has not been trying to live in perfection and accepting The Savior as one’s boss again.

Behaving as described is exactly the way one must behave in order for God to lovingly lift His protection, allowing the enemy to do what he does best. Satan has come to lie, kill, steal and destroy.  Satan uses cunning metaphors and many psychological devices to keep the world sick.

When a person comes to God he or she begins to mature in a different way.  Godly people’s actions begin to illicit hatred from the world around them.  The Spirit begins to grow and in all things we find joy and steadfast love.

When God is bringing us to Teleios, the world will see us as immature.  If you are a pastor, look for this in your congregation and encourage that man or woman.  Spilling the beans is a sign of a man being brought to Teleios.  If you have one of those men in your congregation than you have one of The Savior’s own in your midst.  That man suffers everyday for the sake of the gospel.  Deep within, every Teleios man or woman knows that the behaviors of the world encourage the poisoning of the mind, the filling of God’s vessels with anything except for what it is meant to be filled with.  Housing The Savior in a suitable home requires a lot of beans spilling.  He knows what beans to throw out and what beans to hold onto.  What kind of crop is growing in your mind? Consider the following points as we wrap up:Image result for colors pitcher

  • If one spends their time in and around the things of this world, dedicating themselves to those things or even just skating along without The Savior, one will become like the world.
  • Contrary to this, if a man or woman spends most of their time around the things of this world, while just spending a few hours a day or even a week in fellowship, scripture, and prayer, the maturing process of God within that man or woman is guaranteed.  Literally guaranteed.  If you spend time with God you will become teleios like if you are alive you will breath.

It is by no work of man that he becomes evil or good, it is the work of the evil or good within the source of a man’s surroundings that does the work.  The only power we have over becoming perfected in evil or perfected in good is to choose to use our rudders to give our life to The Savior.  At that point the impossible to avoid work of salvation in life will take hold.  It is the rigorous work of truly choosing to give up every day that causes us to live.