Thursday, December 30, 2010

Rev. Fritz Porter on TBN this coming Tuesday!

Be sure to tune your TV to see Rev Porter on TBN
Hosting TBN Jan 4! PERRY STONE
DATE: January 4, 2011

AIR TIME: 10:00-12:00 PM EST

TBN Television Network
SPECIAL GUEST: Rev. Frieda "Fritz" Porter.

We would like to invite you to tune in next Tuesday, January 4 to join Perry Stone as he hosts PRAISE THE LORD on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) from 10:00-12:00 pm

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Praise Him at this time and every time!

At our men's breakfast Sunday, we were doing Praise reports. One member stood up at his turn, raised his arms wide and sang words out like "Glory to the Lord" and such, as loudly as he could. A strong voice so it was a bit of a surprise until ...
Then, he proceeded to tell us how he was held up at gunpoint in a neighborhood subdivision on Nov 15, quite late in the evening, while taking his granddaughter's friend home.
The robber wanted to take him around " back of the house" after he had already given up his money, wallet, watch, car keys, etc.
Our man heard the voice of an Angel clearly telling him not to go anywhere,and he knew his death was imminent.
He proceeded to shout out to the Lord in prayer, all the while the 38 was pointed at his head.
Then the robber just RAN OFF!
So much is the power of the Lord ! Hallelujah.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Do Messianic Jews celebrate Christmas?

Messianic Jews celebrate all the traditional and Biblical holidays and festivals. So in general terms, we do not celebrate Christmas and Easter. Though of course we acknowledge the birth and resurrection of Messiah, there is no mention in the Scriptures of commanding us to celebrate the dates.
Apparently none of the earliest believers, either Jewish or Gentile celebrated these days either. Also the time of birth of Messiah Yeshua in the scripture the description leads one to believe it was not in what we call December.
We are not against the celebration however! But we do not have Christmas trees or Easter services, although many synagogues have a Resurrection service yearly on the festival of First Fruits, but not on Easter Sunday as that date was actually added to celebration by Roman Emperor Constantine in 325 AD.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Chanukah - Hanukkah - Hanukah

However you spell it ---- it is the Festival of Lights!
Celebrating the miracle of the oil that burned far longer than it ever should have in the eternal lamp that shines over the Ark. 8 Days not just 1.

This holiday also reminds us of the eternal light of Yeshua who continues to light your path, even when you are not exactly doing what you are supposed to do.
The Grace extended to you helps to get your life back on track and is like a light in the dark forest.
May His Light Shine on You!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


It is a wonderful time of the year to be especially thankful for what we have in our lives. In this time though, I received an email today with a long and almost forgotten story of a truly horrific concentration camp that existed during the holocaust.
Reading this incredibly sad tale, made me angry again about what happened, but also so very thankful not only for what I have, but for God giving Israel back to our people and for us having the opportunity to worship HIM openly and with joy.
I thank the Lord for all the opportunities I have daily to be grateful.

Monday, November 22, 2010

New web site you must see

The web site is up and running as of today.
You must see this site, take advantage of the free downloads and explore the information there.

Our music is a small part of this important and very relevant destination on the world wide web.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Music is a great reliever

Muisc is a great stress reliever... &  most especially spiritually derived music. I know many who listen to contemporary spiritually based music all the time, and I am sure their stress levels are lower because of it.
As much as I enjoy rock, blues and jazz, and recorded country for a long time...if the music has a message- it makes a big difference for me.
That is where my inspiration comes from too..musically speaking.

Hope you feel the same, and have or will add to your regular listening, some well played, well sung inspirational sounds.

It is a joy as a musician to know your songs are touching someone ...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

HIgh Holidays

The Days of Awe ended with an awesome day! A usually beautiful day with a packed house for 11 am Yom Kippur aservices, followed by Yizkor, then a three hour praise and worship service, closed out with the final hours of services to " close the door" and await the sounding of the final 30 shofar blasts.
The beautiful 20 second blast closed the day, prior to a "break the fast" meal that was fabulous.

Many spent the day in deep worship and praise while being mindful of the sinful nature they had shown over the past year...and the prayers of forgiveness rang thru the whole day.
It was a great holiday this year, with 15 ir more salvations and a very attentive and worshipful crowd.

No on to Succot!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What a blessing!

We led praise and worship for about 400 people. The room was electric with wonderful liturgical vocals by our Cantor Rick, who was awesome.
The Rabbi's message was about G-d's promises to us, and there are so many he could only touch upn some in the time he had to share.
We enjoyed the Spirit filled atmosphere and the Days of Awe kicked off with the sounding of the shofar,a nd later multiple shofars as congreants brought their own to blow.
A great service at CBH.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Leading worship at CBH

My group leads worship at Congregation Beth Hallel ( Wed Night Erev Rosh Hashonah at 7 PM, and my son and the CBH youth group leads Thusday morning at 11.
We also will lead at Yom Kippur a week from Saturday at 11 am.

Shana Tova

A very Happy New Year and the best of the Days Of Awe to all of you who read this.
It is a terrific time of the year to reflect, regroup and regather your thought about how you are living your life.
Is it time to get closer to G-d? To rethink whether or not you have your priorities straight.
Are you happy? Are you treating your body the way it needs to be cared for?
So much to be thankful for and so much more to improve on!
My prayer for you is that you will get closer to HIM in the next year and continue to grow in faith and personal relationships with those who are important in your life.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New web site

I have been quite busy designing and building a web site for the Atlanta Prophecy Conference and the new book release..."On the Brink of the Rapture".
The book is an exciting and well written one on the 40 reasons why we may be on the brink as the title states. Rev Frieda Porter does a great job of putting it all together.
The book is for sale, but also will be offered around the world for free through the web site.
It is presently being translated into many languages to make this important information available to as many people as possible.

Here is the ( still in progress) web site link 3R1.Com

Facebook also has a fan page for the book.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

G-d continues to bless Israel

Gotta love this-

"An Israeli oil prospecting and production firm announced it has struck a commercial amount of the black substance in central Israel, Army Radio reported on Wednesday.

Givot Olam Oil Ltd notified the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange of the find in its “Megev Five” drill near the town of Rosh Ha’ayin, saying it can produce 470 barrels of oil a day.

The Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry said in response that the ministry’s head of oil affairs had not yet received the relevant test results, thus preventing it from declaring a commercial amount of oil.

The prospected find comes in the wake of an unrepresented amount of natural resources being discovered in Israel in recent months.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Blue is the color of Israel

Read a discussion on wearing of Tallit and Tzit Tzit, regarding the blue dye needed to make these, and the necessity for it to be come from a snail like creature. However the Word of God does not specify this specific dye, only the blue color.

Numbers 15:37-41 – “Adonai said to Moshe, "Speak to the people of Isra'el, instructing them to make, through all their generations, tzitziyot on the corners of their garments, and to put with the tzitzit on each corner a blue thread. It is to be a tzitzit for you to look at and thereby remember all of Adonai's mitzvot and obey them, so that you won't go around wherever your own heart and eyes lead you to prostitute yourselves; but it will help you remember and obey all my mitzvot and be holy for your G_d. I am Adonai your G_d, who brought you out of the land of Egypt in order to be your G_d. I am Adonai your G_d.”

Saturday, July 3, 2010

New Live Music

Posted new video to Youtube, live praise music.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Videos!

Recorded beautifully at North Highlands Church in Columbus,Ga. I am happy to share some of the video. Featuring three if my original songs. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Great web site and a great day

This was sent to me and seems to be a great web site and idea.

I led worship at the opening and closing of a confernece and teaching at North Highlands Assembly of God Church in Columbus GA.
A great facility and a truly anointed teaching that day. I was led to play and sing with some true fire!
This after playing the night before in Atlanta, and a two hour drive mostly in the rain to Columbus.
It was a great day.
Hope to have a DVD to share soon.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A short prayer for you.

Baruch Adonai yom yom ya'amos-lanu ha'El Yeshuateinu.

Blessed be the Lord who daily carries our burden; the God of our salvation.

Remember: the Hebrew name Yeshua....means salvation.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ISRAEL is 62!

Israel is 62 this week and this verse becomes especially important to read.

Isaiah 62

Zion's New Name

1 For Zion's sake I will not keep silent,
for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet,
till her righteousness shines out like the dawn,
her salvation like a blazing torch.

2 The nations will see your righteousness,
and all kings your glory;
you will be called by a new name
that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.

3 You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD's hand,
a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

4 No longer will they call you Deserted,
or name your land Desolate.
But you will be called Hephzibah,
and your land Beulah ;
for the LORD will take delight in you,
and your land will be married.

5 As a young man marries a maiden,
so will your sons marry you;
as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride,
so will your God rejoice over you.

6 I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
they will never be silent day or night.
You who call on the LORD,
give yourselves no rest,

7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem
and makes her the praise of the earth.

8 The LORD has sworn by his right hand
and by his mighty arm:
"Never again will I give your grain
as food for your enemies,
and never again will foreigners drink the new wine
for which you have toiled;

9 but those who harvest it will eat it
and praise the LORD,
and those who gather the grapes will drink it
in the courts of my sanctuary."

10 Pass through, pass through the gates!
Prepare the way for the people.
Build up, build up the highway!
Remove the stones.
Raise a banner for the nations.

11 The LORD has made proclamation
to the ends of the earth:
"Say to the Daughter of Zion,
'See, your Savior comes!
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompense accompanies him".

12 They will be called the Holy People,
the Redeemed of the LORD;
and you will be called Sought After,
the City No Longer Deserted.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Israel's Independence Day

Yesterday on the Hebrew Calendar marked the anniversary of Israel's statehood.
A day of extreme importance for anyone who believes G-d's word.
The restoration of Israel is so significant in history it is somewhat mind boggling. A country gone from the planet for so many years, people dispoersed throughout the world by tyrants, and after the horrible years of holocaust it rises from the ashes!
When you visit there and see what has been accomplished in what had been a barren and dry land, is awe inspiring.

The impact that Israel has on the world, when it is more or less a "pea" sized nation, shows the power of the Lord in the "apple of his eye".
Much to celebrate in this anniversary, but also much to cautiously be concerned about.

We celebrated with the wonderful violin music of Maurice Sklar...a highly skilled Jewish player, who brought the music of Israel and our Jewish people to Beth Hallel.
The concert was opened with prayer and a Shofar blast. Another great event, following the incredible turn out last week for Yom Hashoa.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Jerusalem has been our capital for 3000 years!

watch the subtitles. Also note that the Arab representative starts to quote the Koran, then stops realizing Jerusalem is not mentioned in what he was quoting.

Every year in Jerusalem!!! I will be there in September...once again blessed to provide some music during the Feast.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jerusalem- the city only Jews truly occupied for thousands of years continues to be a sore point for US Israel relations, and for Muslims around the world.
Read this article by Ted Belman.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Bethany Christian Center

Helping to lead worship at Bethany Christian Center in Loganville, GA on March 14.
Just doing my small part to bring the Jewish roots of Christianity to the Churches.

Also- April 25 in Covington, Ga at New Song Church with Rabbi Robert Solomon.

Another rocking jewish musician.

One of my all time favorite rock singers...I find out now after 40 yrs of listening to him that he is a Jew!

Joe Cocker.
And I thought maybe Barry Manilow was one of the only ones -- pop singer that is ( just kidding here). action/joe-cocker-to-headline-israeli-peace-tival-at-1st-gilboa-festival-video

The list is actually quite long-but includes
( besides Barbara Streisand "of cawsse") I did not include some older greats like Benny Goodman, but----
Bert Bacharach, & partner Hal David, Gene Simmons of Kiss,
David Bowie (!), Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan , David Lee Roth ( Van Halen), both Becker and Fagan of Steely Dan, Lou Reed, Eric Bloom ( Blue Oyster Cult..funny oysters are not Kosher!),
Carole King, Carly Simon, Jorma Kaukonen ( Jefferson Airplane),
Arlo Guthrie, Dave Bromberg, Michale Bloomfield, Peter and Mary (of Peter, Paul, and Mary), Billy Joel, Paula Abdul ( Yup), Gary Lewis, Manfred Man ( lead singer), Leslie West ( Weinstein of Mountain),
Al Kooper ( Blues Project and Blood Sweat and Tears),
Slash ( Guns and Roses), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Zal Yanovsky ( Lovin Spoonful), and more...

Monday, March 1, 2010


Purim is such a joyous time. We celebrate the triumph of the Jews of Persia over yet another evil doer who would have killed them all. We love to BOO at his name " HAMAN"! ( BOO)
The children dress in costume, we eat 'three pointed hat' shaped pastries, have fun songs and music, and hear the story of Esther told.
Ours was a terrific event, a party with all the fun it should be.
Now on towards Passover!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Memorial for a friend- Tony Ingram

A few of the former ATLANTA band members that were able to be there, along with crew members, and about 400 other people attended the memorial service for Tony Ingram, our friend, fiddle player, singer and drummer.

Tony had been a music minister these past years, and a leader in a ministry for men with assorted problems, needing to find THE WAY out.
He touched the lives of so many it was hard to get them all in the big room.
He has a son in his twenties, and two quite young children from his more recent marriage.
It was a sad day for all of us knowing the reunion of this band if ever, will be a tribute and fund raiser if it happens at all.
But the message we all got from the speakers and musicians there was one of hope and the sincere belief in something much greater than all of us.
It was a good thing to hear how this once wild young biker and musician guy turned into what was called a "finisher"...someone who starts out on the wrong path but finishes strong.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Secret Mexican Jewish Roots

Once again light is shed on Jews who had to hide their identity for many years, but yet their roots betray them. In Mexico and in Texas the remnants of Sephardic Jews who escaped Spain to save their lives, are evident in the customs found amongst some people.
This is a long article but very interesting.

Living a Mexican secret; Spanish Jews today,

by Anne deSola Cardoza

Jewish food, oral traditions, culture, and secret, religious customs are showing up today in the folklore, habits and practices of the descendants of early settlers in southern Texas and the surrounding areas of Mexico. In northern Mexico and what today is Texas, the Jews of Nuevo Leon and its capital, Monterrey, Mexico, lived without fear of harrassment from the Holy Office of the 1640's and beyond. Many of the leading nonªJewish families today of that area are descended from secret Jewish ancestors, according to scholar, Richard G. Santos. Santos states there are hundreds, if not thousands of descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews living today in San Antonio, Texas, USA and throughout South Texas. Not all are aware of their Jewish heritage. Santos is a renowned San Antonio, Texas scholar in ethnic studies of South Texas secret Spanish Jewry.

He presented a paper to the Interfaith Institute at the Chapman Graduate Center of Trinity University on May 23, 1973 on secret Sephardic Jewish customs in today's Texas and nearby Mexican areas.

Here's how we know a lot of Tex-Mex Hispanics today are of Jewish ancestry. It's a well accepted fact that the founding families of Monterrey and the nearby Mexican border area, "Nuevo Reyno de Leon" are of Sephardic Jewish origin. If we go back to The Diccionario Porrua de Historia Geografia y Biografia, it states that Luis de Carvajal y de a Cuevabrought a shipload of Jews to
settle his Mexican colony - with some Jews being converts to Catholicism fron Judaism and others "openly addicted to their (Jewish) doctrine".

According to the late Seymour Liebman, a scholar on Mexican colonial secret Jews, in his book "Jews in New Spain", explained why Jews settled in areas far away from Mexico City in order to
escape the long arm of the
Inquisition in the sixteenth century. There's an old, universally known anti-Semitic Mexican joke, one-liner that says, "la gente de Monterrey son muy judios ... son muy codo". In English it translates, "The people of Monterrey are very Jewish ... very tightwad".

Secret Jews colonized the states of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Tamualipas and good old Texas, USA in the 1640's-1680s and thereafter. The majority of Texas's Spanish-speaking immigrants came from Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Coahuila (the old Neuvo Reyno de Leon) beginning in the 1680s.

Seventeenth century secret Jews who settled in what is today southern Texas, particularly around San Antonio took with them their Jewish foods, particularly what they call "Semitic bread" or pan de semita ...

Sephardic Jewish foods in old Texas

Why do Mexican Americans in Texas and in the Mexican province of nearby Monterrey eat "Semitic bread" on Passover/Lent? According to scholar Richard G. Santos, Tex-Mex pastries such as pan dulce, pan de semita, trenzas, cuernos, pan de hero, and pan de los protestantes (Protestant's bread) are similar to familar Jewish pastries eaten by Sephardic Jews today in many other parts of the world.

Pan de semita was eaten in pre-inquisition Spain by a Jew or an Arab Moor. Today, its popular in Texas and in that part of Mexico bordering Texas. It translates into English as "Semitic bread". It's a Mexican-American custom in the Texas and Tex-Mex border area today to eat pan de semita during Lent which occurs on or around the Jewish Passover.

You bake pan de semita by combining two cups of flour, one half to two-thirds cup of water, a few tablespoons of butter or olive oil, mix and bake unleavened. Even among the devout Catholic Mexicans pork lard is never used, that's why it's called Semitic
bread. Pan de semita is really the receipe for
17th century secret Jewish Matzoh, and it's eaten by all Mexicans today in the north Mexican/Texas border area, regardless of religion.

Only in Texas and along the Texas-Mexican border is a special type of pan de semita baked, according to Dr. Santos, who himself is descended from secret Spanish Jews of the area who've lieve in that part of Texas and Monterrey since colonial times.

The special Texas pan de semita of the border has special ingredients : only vegetable oil, flour raisins, nuts, and water. The raisins, pecans, and vegetable oil were identified, according to Dr. Santos, as selected ingredients of secret Jews of New Spain.

You take two cups of flour, a cup or less of water, a handful olive oil and mix with a half cup to two thirds cup each of raisins and pecans. Then you knead and bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned and easty to chew.

This pan de semita is only found in the Texas/Mexico border area and in Texas. Pastry bakers from Mexico claim this type of pan de semita is unknown in central Mexico. Other pan de semitas are
found in Guadalahara made from wheat (Semita de trigo) in which milk is substituted for the water. In Texas and also in Guadalahara, one also finds Semita de aniz (anis). However, semita de trigo and semita de aniz never include raisins and pecans, and to use pork lard is forbidden. Only olive oil or butter can be used to make semitic bread.

In addition to the Mexican matzo makers of Texas and Monterrey, Mexico, chicken is slaughtered in a special way. In Nuevo Leon, Tamualipas, Coahuila, and among Mexican Americans in Texas, two
ways of butchering fowl is performed. Chickens can only be slaughtered by either wringing the neck by hand or by taking the head off with only one stroke of a sharp knife, and immediately all blood must be removed from the chicken into a container. The fowl is next plunged into hot water to get rid of any blood.

This method is the same today as the crypto Jews performed in the 17th century in Mexico as described by scholar Seymour Liebman. The secret Jews of Mexico in the 1640s decapitated their chickens and hung them on a clothesline so the blood would drain into a container of water. Then the fowl was soaked in hot water and washed long enough to remove all the blood.

In the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, there's a ritual today of using this method of butchering chickens with an added gesture of drawing a cross on the ground and placing the chicken at the center of intersecting lines.

Eating cactus and egg omelets is a custom during the Passover week/Lent of secret Jews of the 17th century and of Mexican Americans from Texas and northern Mexico today. The omelets are
called nopalitos lampreados. It's a custom to eat only this food during Lent. Is this and old Passover rite of secret Jews as well?

No other bread except pan de semita was allowed during Lent, and pan de semita is unleavened and contains the same ingredients as Matzoh.

Rural Mexican Americans in Texas also drink mint tea, fruit juices, or chocolate during Easter week. There's much evidence in the foods that these people were also observing Passover in addition to Lent and Easter, although many didn't know it until it was pointed out that they were eating traditional 16th century Sepahrdic foods, especially the bitter herbs added to the meal.

Mexican Americans in Texas cast the first piece of the 'masa' (dough, sounds like Matzoh) into the fire - before cooking up a batch of corn tortillas or bread. These same people also do not
eat pork on Fridays. Some Mexican Americans don't eat pork after6 p.m. or sundown on Friday.

Another Lenten/Passover food is 'capirotada'. It's wheat bread(pilon-cillo) to which raw sugar, cinnamon, cheese, butter,pecans, peanuts and raisins are added. These are identical ingredients to those used by secret Spanish Jews in the New Spain of 1640 to make their breads and cakes. Even the ingredients and recipes have been recorded by the Holy Office of the Inquisition and saved to this day in the archives.

Mexican Americans from Texas don't practice abstaining from meat on Fridays, long before the Catholic church relaxed the rule of not eating meat on Fridays. also older women cover their hands
while praying in the same manner as Jewish women cover their heads. The
Holy Office never extended its long arm to the area known today as Texas. Descendants of Canary Islanders, 16
families who came to Texas in 1731 established the township of San Fernando de Bexar which today is San Antonio. These families intermarried wit the local population of nearby Nuevo Reyno de Leon, many of whom were Spanish and Portuguese secret Jews who moved tot he area specifically because the Holy Office of the Inquisition didn't operate in
18th century 'Texas'. All Mexicans
of the area today are not of Sephardic descent.

However, a large number still use the oral traditions which are eminently of Sephardic origin. Historical exposure to and intermarriage with Sephardic secret Jews has occurred in the parts of Mexico that were "safer havens" for secret Jewish settlement, and those havens happen to be southern Texas and the surrounding Mexican border and adjacent areas. Today, Texans in
San Antonio area are giving celebration to the secret Jewish origin of some of their foods, culture, and oral traditions.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Yesterday I helped to lead worship at Calvary Assembly in Dunwoody. The Church has been rebuilding their sanctuary and I was amazed to see how it had been transformed into a modern and striking interior.
The praise band was terrific and the powerful message was delivered by Rev Fritz Porter, my good friend, who spoke on the impending "War and the Wedding."

Also- Here is a follow up to the article I posted last time on Rabbis speaking out about Yeshua...
Rabbis on Yeshua

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Orthodox Rabbis speak on Yeshua and more..

Orthodox Israeli Rabbi Shlomo Riskin speaks on Judeo Christian values and the Messiah....

Rabbi Riskin

Rabbi Daniel Thompson speaks at a Church in San Antonio, Tx

Rabbi Thompson


Friday, January 8, 2010

1st 2010 Music date

Jan 17 I will be leading some worship at Calvary Assembly of God here in Dunwoody, GA. This following a teaching by Rev Fritz Porter.

Service begins at 10:30 am

Calvary Assembly of Atlanta