An immersion story


Immersion has taken on an entirely new meaning in our household.  We have come to realize that it is not a one time event.  And there are different types of immersion.  It did not begin with John the baptist.  It is not a “christian”  action, but was practiced in the original Scriptures.  We still have a lot to learn about it, but as a beginning, it is an opportunity to take a stand and be identified with a new life, a new heart and to show our allegiance for YHWH and His Messiah.

Having read the following, I wanted to share that this creed is what was required of christians initially.

Constantines Creed (322AD):

“I renounce all customs, rites, legalisms, unleavened breads and sacrifices of lambs of the Hebrews, and all the other feasts of the Hebrews, sacrifices, prayers, aspirations, purifications, sanctifications, and propitiations, and fasts and new moons, and Sabbaths, and superstitions, and hymns and chants, and observances and synagogues. Absolutely everything Jewish, every Law, rite and custom and IF afterwards I shall wish to deny and return to Jewish superstition, or shall be found eating with Jews, or feasting with them, or secretly conversing and condemning the christian religion instead of openly confuting them and condemning their vain faith, THEN let the trembling of Cain and the leprosy of Gehazi cleave to me, as well as the legal punishments to which I acknowledge myself liable. And may I be an anathema in the world to come, and may my soul be set down with satan and the devils.”

Also required in some cases:

“I accept all customs, rites, legalism, and feasts of the Romans, sacrifices. Prayers, purifications with water, sanctifications by Pontificus Maxmus (high priests of Rome), propitiations, and feasts, and the New Sabbath “Sol dei” (day of the Sun, ), all new chants and observances, and all the foods and drinks of the Romans. In other words, I absolutely accept everything Roman, every new law, rite and custom, of Rome, and the New Roman Religion.”

This is what we have proclaimed through Immersion:

“I renounce all pagan customs, rites, legalisms, communions and baptisms, and all the other pagan holidays, traditions, prayers, aspirations, unclean foods, false translations and definitions, false teachers and teachings and sunday-keeping, and superstitions, and hymns, and observances and churches. Absolutely everything that is pagan, every vain tradition, rite and custom and IF afterwards I shall desire to deny and return to superstition, or shall be found feasting in pagan celebrations, or secretly conversing and condemning the Way instead of openly confuting and condemning vain faith, THEN let YHWH judge me according to His Scriptures.”

“I accept all customs, rites, commands, and feasts of YHWH, sacrifices. Prayers, purifications with water, kadosh practices, propitiations, and feasts, and the Sabbath, all observances, and all the foods and drinks of YHWH. In other words, I absolutely accept everything in Torah, every law, rite and custom, of YHWH, and His Torah.”

Part two.

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A Horse for a Day


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This is Annie.  (The gray mare in front)  Yes.  We really have our first horse.   We traded her for a herd of goats.  The sad part is, she is for sale and too far away for us to ride, but we got to have a horse for a day.  :). Several of us rode her, but my daughter Artist, especially enjoyed it.  She groomed her, rode her and we got some great pictures!  Maybe someday we will have a place that is ready for horses… Until then we will carry the memory of this day with us :)

Why did we trade our herd?  That is a long story in itself.  One that we will tell you someday… Maybe soon…

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Part One: Can a person be a Christian and a Hebrew?


The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.  I’m guessing you can relate!  Being a person who THRIVES on learning, researching and studying, I LOVE this journey!  It’s all about learning, unlearning, and relearning.

My post today is not going to earn me any brownie points, but it needs to be said.  There is so much confusion, MIXTURE, deceit, elevating our own feelings and decisions above the Word of the Almighty Yah, and so many downright LIES that are being taught from pulpits, from leaders (sincerity means nothing, mus1ims are very sincere)

SO…

In order to answer the question from the title, we must first learn where today’s christianity actually came from:

Here is what a modern christian believes, based on my present understanding:

  • the first half of the Bible (which christians call the Old Testament) is stories to learn from, but mostly not for today – except for select parts… and a large portion of the second half has also been explained away because of “cultural differences”.
  • the New Testament supersedes the Old and Paul defines what Jesus taught.
  • Jesus and Paul brought a new way called christianity
  • Jesus is God the Son
  • Jesus was born on December 25  (Saturnalia)
  • he died on Good Friday

“About 200 B.C. mystery cults began to appear in Rome just as they had earlier in Greece. Most notable was the Cybele cult centered on Vatican hill …Associated with the Cybele cult was that of her lover, Attis (the older Tammuz, Osiris, Dionysus, or Orpheus under a new name). He was a god of ever-reviving vegetation. Born of a virgin, he died and was reborn annually. The festival began as a day of blood on Black Friday and culminated after three days in a day of rejoicing over the resurrection.” (EASTER: ITS ORIGINS AND MEANINGS by The Religious Tolerance Organization Web site http://www.religioustolerance.org/easter.htm)

  • his death is remembered with communion (which came from the catholic eucharist)
  • Jesus rose from the dead on Easter (Ashteroth) SUNday
  • Jesus came to do away with or free man from the burdensome laws that His Father, the God of the Old Testament, put in place, including the keeping of Sabbath, the eating of only clean foods, the keeping of His Feasts, and much more.
  • salvation is based only on a belief in one’s mind that Jesus died for you and one can be eternally secure by having that belief.
  • belief does not require actions that back it up
  • salvation is recognized by baptism
  • christians who die go to heaven
  • christians will be raptured out of the tribulation period.
  • the Father has changed the requirements for His people and the definition of sin, which is explained in dispensations of time or progressive revelation
  • anything (no matter how pagan) that a PERSON decides to redeem can be redeemed, regardless of how pagan it’s origins
  • Many christians are not aware of the fact that their system of beliefs is based on decisions made by Constantine, the catholic church and the “church fathers” and that the translations of Scripture were tampered with in order to promote those decisions and their agenda. (see below)

In closing, I want to share the following from a website.  (Modern christianity is based on the constantine creed)

‘The Constantine Creed

“I renounce all customs, rites, legalisms, unleavened breads and sacrifices of lambs of the Hebrews, and all the other feasts of the Hebrews, sacrifices, prayers, aspirations, purifications, sanctifications, and propitiations, and fasts and new moons, and Sabbaths, and superstitions, and hymns and chants, and observances and synagogues. Absolutely everything Jewish, every Law, rite and custom and IF afterwards I shall wish to deny and return to Jewish superstition, or shall be found eating with Jews, or feasting with them, or secretly conversing and condemning the christian religion instead of openly confuting them and condemning their vain faith, THEN let the trembling of Cain and the leprosy of Gehazi cleave to me, as well as the legal punishments to which I acknowledge myself liable. And may I be an anathema in the world to come, and may my soul be set down with satan and the devils.
(Stefano Assemani, Acta Sanctorium Martyrum Orientalium at Occidentalium, Vol. 1, Rome 1748, page 105)

Furthermore, any follower of the “Jewish Rabbi” who wished to join this “holy community” (christianity) was compelled to adopt a different set of rules and customs. Subsequently special creeds were drafted, to which the christian would have to swear such as:

“I accept all customs, rites, legalism, and feasts of the Romans, sacrifices. Prayers, purifications with water, sanctifications by Pontificus Maxmus (high priests of Rome), propitiations, and feasts, and the New Sabbath “Sol dei” (day of the Sun, ), all new chants and observances, and all the foods and drinks of the Romans. In other words, I absolutely accept everything Roman, every new law, rite and custom, of Rome, and the New Roman Religion.”

Additionally, in approximately 365 AD, the Council of Laodicea wrote, in one of their canons:
Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day. Rather, honoring “the Lord’s Day”. But if any shall be found to be judaizers*, let them be anathema (against) from Christ”

Note: Protestants are included as they still observe the holidays and sabbath of Rome, as in “are you going to church this coming Lord’s day”.

Concerning Antiochus Epiphanes… (appx 175 BC)
He set up an image of Zeus in the Temple which was the Abomination of Desolation spoken of in Daniel 11. For 3 years, he continued to desecrate the Temple.

These were the new laws that Antiochus set up:

  • Thou shall profane the Sabbath
  • Thou shall change the set times (festivals) and laws
  • Thou shall set up idols
  • Thou shall eat unclean animals
  • Thou shall not circumcise
  • Thou shall forget Torah

3 years and 2 months later, the Temple was taken back and rededicated. This is known as the Feast of Dedication, or Festival of Lights, or Hanukkah.

What’s really ironic…..these laws were created by an antichrist Antiochus, and are the same things Constantine would later repeat and this is what people want to live by today. Totally going against (Scripture). People today are living under laws created by Antiochus and Constantine; an antichrist.’

Above quotes taken from this website

*definition of judaize in Scripture: Galatians 2:14-16 to live like a Jew (in order to be saved, see vs 16); Todays definition: to conform to the spirit, character, principles, or practices of Judaism.

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Quinoa Chocolate Cake


Here it is, the recipe you have been waiting for.  :)

If you liked my Chocolate Cupkin recipe HERE, then you are REALLY gonna like this one!  Think moist.  Think chocolatey.  Think amazing.  Yep, that’s right.  This cake is the BEST… Even better than gluten filled chocolate cake!

Yield: 16 (well, that all depends… Could be TWO)

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa*
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup organic evaporated cane juice
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Whipped Chocolate Coconut Cream Frosting

  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can of full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight – do not use lite
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag chocolate chips

Instructions:

Cook the quinoa.

Preheat the oven to 350°F and then line two round cake pans (or a 9×13” pan) with parchment paper.
In a food processor or blender, combine the eggs, milk and vanilla extract then blend for ten seconds to combine.
Add the cooked and cooled quinoa along with the melted and cooled Butter and coconut oil (could also use all regular butter) then blend until completely smooth, about thirty seconds to one minute.
Sift together the dry ingredients in a large bowl (cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt).
Add the wet ingredients in the blender to the bowl with the dry and mix together until well-combined.
Divide the batter between the two pans and bake for 30 minutes. Cool.

To make the frosting you will need to refrigerate the coconut milk overnight in the coldest part of your refrigerator so that the cream separates. (We have not done this and it still tastes wonderful)
When you are ready to make it, melt the chocolate over low-medium heat. Grab the coconut milk from the refrigerator but don’t shake the can or turn it upside down before opening. Open the can and scoop out the solid parts with a spoon, placing them into the pot with the chocolate. It’s okay if it the solid parts on completely separated, just try to get as much of the thicker portions as possible. Melt the coconut cream and chocolate together then transfer to a large bowl that you can later use to whip it in. (note: if the melted chocolate/coconut milk mixture still appears really dark you can add more coconut milk to lighten it up so that the end result isn’t bitter)
Allow to cool on the counter then cover and refrigerate for several hours, until thickened. Once it has thickened, remove from the refrigerator and beat on high for thirty seconds to one minute, until a fluffy icing has formed. (I made mine the night before baking the cake).

Transfer the cakes to a surface for icing with the bottom side up. I recommend that you only transfer the cakes once as they are fragile and difficult to hold together once removed from the parchment paper.
Frost the cake and refrigerate until ready to serve. The icing will melt in really warm conditions but should be fine for a few hours in cooler settings.

*approximately 3/4 cup dry quinoa will yield 2 cups cooked quinoa.

-time does not include chilling coconut milk overnight or chilling the icing after it’s made

I found this recipe at http://makingthymeforhealth.com/2013/12/04/best-ever-chocolate-quinoa-cake-gluten-free/ and we altered it by using 1/2 cup honey instead of 1 cup sugar. It is still delicious. :). She has some amazing pictures on her page.

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Homemade Chevre


This is one of the most simple recipes and so tasty!  It can be used like cream cheese.  I have made cheese cake with it. I have made it into an apple dip, a cracker dip  and in recipes that call for cream cheese.

chevre

Here are the easy instructions:

  • 1. fill a gallon jar with raw milk
  • 2. add 1 cup of raw milk kefir or yogurt with live culture
  • 3. add 1/4 tablet or 5 drops of rennet
  • 4. Stir gently to blend everything
  • 5. let this sit out on the counter until the whey separates from the milk. 15-24 hours
  • 6. pour into a cheese strainer bag (can be purchased on Amazon) & let this drain over a large bowl for 12 – 15 hours or until it stops dripping.
  • 7. if using as a dip, add your seasons and refrigerate
  • 8. this can also be frozen for later use

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Do You Feel It?


Change is coming.  It has been coming for some time.  Predicted by those who know for so many years that people have become numb and skeptical.  However, it is now to the point that nearly everyone is becoming aware.

The question is…

Are you ready?

is your heart pure before the Creator?

is your life in order?

are your finances in order?

do you have a plan?

are you educated or indoctrinated?

 

If not, start NOW.  Read between the lines.  Don’t ever fall for the official story.  Do your homework.  Be prepared.  Don’t panic.

 

MOST IMPORTANT: make sure you are walking according to our Fathers instructions and listening to His voice.

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HalleluYah!


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I just want to offer up a quick praise to my Father, YHWH.  For the past month I have had a buck in quarantine.  There was a possibility that he had a dreaded goat disease that is very contagious.  I had two separate tests done which took a total of three weeks and today I got the final results.  He is negative for the disease!  I am soooo thankful!  Thank you, YHWH!

Also, please pray with me regarding a person involved with this situation. I want to honor YHWH and also be just to all involved and she is making it very difficult. Thank you.

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A Bold Statement


I am going to step out on a limb and make a very bold statement today. I’m sure it won’t be a very popular one, but it is something I feel very strongly about! The topic is what we put into our bodies, and more specifically food and imm.unizati0ns.

The bold statement? I believe it is SIN, yes, I said SIN, to immunize and to eat some of the GM0 food. Why?

Read this article to learn why I feel this way about vac.cines

Read this article to learn why I feel this way about GM0

The bottom line is, putting aborted babies inside your body, or monkey cells, or poison, is a sin.  Eating something that changes your DNA would also be a sin.  Some GM0 food contains human DNA, so eating that would be akin to cannibalism, which is also a sin.

I think it’s a pretty simple idea.  What do you think?

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From the Home Front


I am overjoyed to report that this year we have not had any losses on the farm.  Last year we had enough to make up for the rest of time as far as I’m concerned…  We presently have too many goats and have 6 up for sale.  I went a little crazy buying goats late in the spring and now that the kidding is mostly over, I have a better idea who I want to keep and who needs to go.  =)  I am also embarking on a new adventure!  In the next month I hope to have a fiber animal on the farm.  My first choice would be a registered Pygora, but the closest one is in Oregon or Washington and I don’t want to travel that far, so I will probably end up with a local Angora doe.  I am super excited to learn how to shear, wash, pick, card, and spin my yarn over the next year(s).

This is what an angora goat looks like:

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Our sweet little puppy is getting bigger all the time!  He is finally calming down and acting less like a puppy!  Whew!  If I had known how much work a puppy was, I don’t think I would have brought him home!  =)  Goat kids are MUCH easier!  LOL  But all of our hard work is paying off and we are pleased as punch with this boy (most of the time).  

This is the most recent picture I have of him, but it’s already outdated:

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We have a Buff Orpington hen setting on some Americauna eggs, so we are counting down the days until the little chicks hatch!  It’s typcially 21 days from the time they begin setting.  We are about halfway there as of today.  There isn’t much that is sweeter than watching a row of chicks hopping through the tall grass to follow their mama around!  Well, maybe watching baby goats play.  =)

Due to our ample supply of milk, I am finding many creative ways to try new recipes!  I made my first cheddar with the wonderful hand made cheese press a dear friend made for me!  It is in the refrigerator curing.  We’ve also been having chevre and homemade ice cream on a regular basis. (yum) I keep a quart of milk kefir going and am about to make my second batch of yogurt.  What a gift it is to have goats and milk!  Thank you, Father!

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Yummilicious


For the past three months we have been experimenting with a different way of eating, based on Know The Cause.  It hasn’t always been a lot of fun, but I did lose ten pounds, which puts me at my pre-children weight.  That part was a lot of fun. =)  Along the way we have found some delicious gluten-free, kosher, fungus free, organic recipes to share and I thought it was about time… so get your printer ready!  You will want to make these ASAP!

picture from 'oh she glows . com'

picture from ‘oh she glows . com’

Sweet Potato Salad

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 medium-size red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4 inch dice
  • 4 scallions, white and light green parts, finely chopped
  • 1 can black beans
  • handful of walnuts
  • handful of raisins (optional)

Dump all of the above into a bowl.  Add the below mixture and toss until fully coated.

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Serve cold.  This is delicious with salmon.

Sourdough Oatmeal Bread

Mix the below together

  • 1.5 cups oat flour (or rice)
  • 1 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt

Mix the below together

  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Now mix everything together and let rise in a warm over for 1 hour.  Transfer to loaf pan and let rise 30 minutes.  Bake at 350º for 45 minutes.

Sour Dough Starter:

Mix 1/2 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of water in a bowl.  Cover with breathable cloth and secure with a rubber band.  Every 12 hours feed t 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of water.  In 3-7 days it should be foamy and bubbly.  At this point it can be used. Continue feeding every 12 hours.

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Next time we will share Pumpkin Egg Nog, Oatmeal Brownies and Quinoa Chocolate Cake – all gluten-free, organic, kosher and fungus free!

BONUS:  Wayfare products – an ice cream-like  non-dairy product made with oats that is SOOOO delicious!  We just discovered it!  If you can get your store to carry this, I HIGHLY recommend it!  Wow!  Yum!

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