The Creator of the universe says that evenour prayers are an abomination if we do not love His Law (His instructions on how all men are to live).
One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination. (Pro 28:9)
Then they will cry to Yehovah, but He will not hear them; He will even hide His face from them at that time, because they have been evil in their deeds. (Mic 3:4)
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Yehovah, but the prayer of the upright is His delight. The way of the wicked is an abomination to Yehovah, but He loves him who follows righteousness. (Pro 15:8-9)
But there is one prayer that Yehovah will always hear; the prayer of a broken spirit and a contrite heart.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heartâ€” These, O God, You will not despise. (Psa 51:17)
Here is a great video on the prayer that Yehovah will always hear.
YHVH (the LORD), the Creator and God (Elohim) who reveals Himself so wonderfully in the Law and the Prophets, is no different that the Elohim spoken of in the New Testament. YHVH does not change and His word endures forever. To think otherwise is to harbor a false image in our mind that will prevent us from seeing and living in His eternal kingdom. Correcting these false images and providing the intellectual tools to search out the truth of the scriptures for ourselves is the purpose of this series of writings.
One of the greatest false images that we embrace in our minds and then incorporate into our actions is a false image of what “grace” actually is. The majority of those who call themselves Christians have used this false idea of grace as a “get out of jail free card.” Continue reading Precept 11 – Grace→
Wikipedia describes “Making Aliyah” as “Aliyah is widely regarded as an important Jewish cultural concept and a fundamental concept of Zionism that is enshrined in Israel’s Law of Return, which accords any Jew (deemed as such by halakha and/or Israeli secular law) and eligible non-Jews (a child and a grandchild of a Jew, the spouse of a Jew, the spouse of a child of a Jew and the spouse of a grandchild of a Jew), the legal right to assisted immigration and settlement in Israel, as well as automatic Israeli citizenship. Someone who “makes aliyah” is called an oleh (m. singular) or olah (f. singular); the plural for both is olim. Many Religious Jews espouse aliyah as a return to the Promised land, and regard it as the fulfillment of God’s biblical promise to the descendants of the Hebrew patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Aliyah is included as a commandment by some opinions on the enumeration of the 613 commandments.”
Oh Plllleeeease! A fundamental concept of Zionism? Israel’s Law of Return? Halakha and/or Israeli secular law? Automatic Israeli citizenship? A return to the Promised land? Aliyah is included as a commandment? Where is any of this in the Torah and the Prophets? These are all additions to Yehovah’s word – which we, and they, are not allowed to do.
I see HUGE problems with this Jewish idea of “making aliyah.” The only thing a man has to do to join himself to True Israel is repent and be baptized into the Kingdom of God (True Israel) and the Father Himself will see that we return home.