Thursday, August 16, 2007

Reflections of Marriage

Marriage Of The Lamb At Our 7th Anniversary
By Yehuda H. Cohane
KNN Staff

"And I will betroth thee unto me forever; yeah, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in justice, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness; and thou shalt truly know the lord Yah."
Hosea 2:19- 20
It is a joyous season in the Kingdom of Yah as we have celebrated the seventh year of Marriage to the Lamb of Yah on August 7th, 2007. This is a time for all citizens of Yah's Kingdom to introspect and consider retrospectively the magnitude of your calling and ask yourself have you been aligned / in harmony with your purpose. The purpose of any Saint/Wife of Yah is to glorify Yah your husband through his Anointed Messianic Leadership; to give infinite tenure, presence, form, and dominion to his way of life. It is what's called being committed to his prophetic vision, which is simply becoming an active component in helping to manifest that which he wants to create on Earth.
The inhabitants of this planet, particularly our Edenic family needs redemptive institutions like trees of life from which they can be spiritually nurtured. The greatest manifestation of your Yah power will be seen in your capacity to realize your purpose and be aligned with it. Your dedication and commitment to being a divine helpmate to your husband is the essential key to receiving your prophetic power. One may ask, "the power to do what?" the power to release yourself and the human family from the mental prisons that hold our families captive. Captive to self induced destruction through the consumption of and participation in alien evil lifestyles. We have been made "wise to do evil, but to do good we have no understanding".
"The Marriage of the Lamb represents one of the most significant prophetic undertakings in our generations. The significance of the event cannot be overstated. Many may not understand but it is incumbent upon us to continue to lift up the great signs before the nations, the signs of the Great Alignment".
Adonaynu HaMasheahk2007 Unity Day Elevations Speech
The Marriage of the Lamb was the great observable sign of the restoration of Yah's people who would be obedient to his anointed personage. Our people had been stubborn and hardheaded throughout our history; from Noah all the way down to Malachi. They stoned the prophets; they had a problem with anointed leadership.
We are a blessed generation to witness restoration, a restoration and salvation that were brought about by hearing anointed messianic leadership. We have indeed made it through the realms of judgment and are in the realms of post judgment now inheriting all of the blessings and promises. At this stage, what, you may ask is required our people? Continuity of that which we have already done. Apply the teachings (new covenant laws) with all of your heart, soul and might; that is what has made you great in the eyes of Yah Yisrael, and has brought us to this prophetic point in history. We are in possession of observable blessings; an observable sign of resurrection, salvation, restoration, and reestablishment. Hold that alignment, this is a happy marriage.
"And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and Yah himself shall be with them, and shall be their God."
Revelation 21: 3
"Behold, the day has come saith the Lord Yah, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, who brought up the Children of Israel out of the Land of Egypt,But, the Lord liveth who brought up, and who led the seed of the House of Israel out of the North Country, and from all countries to which I had driven them, and they shall dwell in their own land."
Jeremiah 23:7 &8(divinely paraphrased)
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St. Louis Then… Israel Now

She could spell her name as “Chaya” or “Haya.” Instead she chose “Khaiyah” – an original choice

St. Louis
Jennifer Mass is a third-generation St. Louisan. Her parents, Joan Husch Mass and Larry Mass, and her maternal and paternal grandparents, are all from St. Louis.

Jennifer and her two siblings, Jesse and Paula, grew up in University City and Jennifer graduated University City High School in 1998. “Our family belonged to Central Reform Congregation and I had a Bat Mitzvah there, but religion never made much sense to me growing up, so there was kind of a void in that aspect of my life.”

Moving West
“I was always searching, and while studying at the University of North Carolina, I explored some Eastern philosophy. But it didn’t speak to me. After I received my Master’s Degree in Secondary Education, I accepted a teaching position in Los Angeles, where my brother Jesse lived. It was wonderful to be close to my brother, but my first year of teaching was problematic.
“The next year was the low point of my life. I was underemployed and I weighed about 180 pounds.”

Here’s how it turned around. “My brother Jesse had a business relationship with Nelly, the well-know St. Louis rapper. Nelly has an uncle, Amicham, who belongs to an extension of the Hebrew Israelite Community. Amicham became Jesse’s friend. When Jesse went to Israel with our grandmother, Rose Mass, for a two-week visit, Jesse insisted that they visit the Hebrew Israelite community in Dimona. Jesse was extremely impressed with the community and encouraged me to go and check it out for myself.”

Moving East
“Israel was never on the radar screen when I was growing up. It was one of the last places I ever thought I’d end up. Neither of my parents had ever visited. My only connection with the country was through my grandmother, Rose Mass. She always encouraged us to visit and offered to pay for the tickets.

“Thanks to my grandmother, I bought my ticket for Israel in December, 2005. I planned to stay for a few months. I stayed for 9 months. After spending some time in the US, I officially moved to Israel as a new immigrant in December, 2006.”

How does her mother, Joan, feel about this decision? “I am truly inspired by her decision. She had the courage to travel to a foreign country, not knowing anyone. She opened herself to a new society, a new way to eat and care for her body. She is a sensitive woman who cares deeply for others, especially for people who have less than herself. In the past, she was always selective and somewhat slow to choose things for herself. But after nine months in Israel, she knew it was the country for her. And she is flourishing.”

Coming Home
“Socially, physically, and intellectually I feel at home with the Hebrew Israelite Community in Dimona, a town in southern Israel,” says Khaiyah. “Socially, I felt comfortable from the very beginning in this mostly black community of about 2,000 members, known as Kibbutz Shomrei Hashalom (Guardians of Peace), one of the largest urban kibbutzim in Israel. I was adopted in three households. Language was not a barrier as their native tongue is English.

“Physically I have never felt better. I went from being a size 18 to a size 6. I am thriving on the community’s holistic life style. We are vegans, eating no meat, eggs, dairy products or foods with chemical additives. And intellectually, I accept their commitment to a New Humanity.”

For a 27-year old St. Louis woman, this is a new world. “It is a highly regimented world, with laws regulating what you eat and what you wear,” says Khaiyah. The name “Khaiyah” means that “G-d lives.” That’s the essence of my being,” she adds.

Khaiyah seems fulfilled. Is there anything she misses from St. Louis? Without skipping a beat, she responds – “my family and the St. Louis Cardinals.”

Written by former St. Louisan Leah Hakimian, who now lives in Jerusalem.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Magnitude 7.9 earthquake jolts Peru

Lima shaken; 17 reported killed in coastal city; tsunami warning canceled
MSNBC News Service

LIMA, Peru - A powerful earthquake shook Peru’s coast near the capital on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and injuring 200 as it toppled homes and caused many residents to flee buildings. Authorities said the quake had generated a small tsunami but it wasn't destructive.

The Lima newspaper Cronica Viva and other news services reported that 17 people were killed in the southern coastal city of Ica, the site of a popular annual Catholic pilgrimage at the Church of LĂșren, which collapsed. At least 70 others were wounded there, witnesses said.


Passport rules snag child support cash

New regulations snarled travel this summer, but uncovered scofflaws
Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The price of a passport: $311,491 in back child support payments for a U.S. businessman now living in China; $46,000 for a musician seeking to perform overseas, and $45,849 for a man planning a Dominican Republic vacation.

The new passport requirements that have complicated travel this summer also have uncovered untold numbers of child support scofflaws and forced them to pay millions.

The State Department denies passports to noncustodial parents who owe more than $2,500 in child support. Once the parents make good on their debts, they can reapply for passports.

See: Passport rules snag child support cash

Tropical Storm Churns Toward Texas

South Texas braced Wednesday for Tropical Storm Erin
Associated Press

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (Aug. 16) - South Texas braced Wednesday for Tropical Storm Erin to bring torrential downpours to a state that already has had one of its rainiest summers on record.

As the storm's outermost bands of rain touched the Texas coast, homeowners perused hardware stores in the Rio Grande Valley for supplies to board up their houses.

"They know the drill; they're familiar with it," said Ruben Dimas, assistant store manager at a Home Depot in Harlingen. Gov. Rick Perry ordered emergency vehicles and personnel, including National Guard troops, to the Harlingen and Corpus Christi areas. See: When Will Erin Make Landfall?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

U.S. lags behind 41 nations in life span

Yahoo News

"Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries."

"Countries that surpass the U.S. include Japan and most of Europe, as well as Jordan, Guam and the Cayman Islands.

"Something's wrong here when one of the richest countries in the world, the one that spends the most on health care, is not able to keep up with other countries," said Dr. Christopher Murray, head of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington."

"Forty countries, including Cuba, Taiwan and most of Europe had lower infant mortality rates than the U.S. in 2004."

"A baby born in the United States in 2004 will live an average of 77.9 years. That life expectancy ranks 42nd, down from 11th two decades earlier, according to international numbers provided by the Census Bureau and domestic numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics.

Andorra, a tiny country in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain, had the longest life expectancy, at 83.5 years, according to the Census Bureau. It was followed by Japan, Maucau, San Marino and Singapore."

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Imus' settlement means he could return to air

Imus and CBS Radio agreed to a settlement
Associated Press

NEW YORK - Don Imus overcame a major obstacle Tuesday in his widely expected comeback bid, reaching a settlement with his former employer that allows him to return to the airwaves at a new station four months after he made a sexist and racist remark about the Rutgers women’s basketball team.

Imus and CBS Radio agreed to a settlement that pre-empts the fired radio personality’s threatened $120 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against CBS, the company and Imus’ attorney said in a statement Tuesday. See : Imus could resume show

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Megachurches, Megabusinesses

Today's churches aren't so different from corporations

NEW YORK - Maybe churches aren't so different from corporations. World Changers Ministries, for instance, operates a music studio, publishing house, computer graphic design suite and owns its own record label.

Welcome to the megabusiness of megachurches, where pastors often act as chief executives and use business tactics to grow their congregations. This entrepreneurial approach has contributed to the explosive growth of megachurches--defined as non-Catholic churches with at least 2,000 members.

In 1970, there were just ten such churches, according to John Vaughn, founder of Church Growth Today, which tracks megachurches. In 1990, 250 fit that description. Today, there are 740. The most common trait that these churches share is their size; average number of worshippers is 3,646, up 4% from last year, according to Vaughn. But they also demonstrate business savvy, with many holding conferences (47%) and using radio (44%) and television (38%), according to a 1999 survey conducted by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. The average net income of megachurches was estimated at $4.8 million by that same survey.

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