Yahudah (Jude): To Those Who Are Called, Set-Apart by Elohim the Father and Preserved in Yahusha Messiah

Yahudah (Jude)

1. Yahudah, as servant of Yahusha Anointed One Messiah and brother of Ya’aqob, to those who are called, set-apart by Elohim the Father and preserved in Yahusha Anointed One Messiah.

2. Compassion and peace and love be increased to you.

3. Beloved ones, making all haste to write to you concerning our common deliverance, I felt the necessity to write to you urging you to earnestly contend for the belief which was once for all delivered to the Set-apart Ones.

4. For certain men have slipped in, whose judgment was written about long ago, wicked ones perverting the favour of our Elohim for indecency and denying the only Master Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH and our Master Yahusha Anointed One Messiah.

5. But I intend to remind you, though you once knew this, that Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH , having saved a people out of the land of Mitsrayim, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.

6. And the messengers who did not keep their own principality, but left their own dwelling, He has kept in everlasting shackles under darkness for the judgment of the great day.

7. Even as Sedom and Amorah and the cities around them in a similar way to these, having given themselves over to whoring and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, undergoing judicial punishment of everlasting fire.

8. In the same way, indeed, these dreamers defile the flesh and reject authority and speak evil of esteemed ones.

9. But Mika’el the chief messenger, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Mosheh, presumed not to bring against him a blasphemous accusation, but said, ” Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH rebuke you!”

10. But these blaspheme that which they do no know. And that which they know naturally, like unreasoning beasts, in these they corrupt themselves.

11. Woe to them! Because they have gone in the way of Qayin and gave themselves to the delusion of Bil’am for a reward and perished in the rebellion of Qorah.

12. These are rocky reefs in our love feasts, feasting with you, feeding themselves without fear, waterless clouds borne about by the winds, late autumn tress without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots,

13. wild waves of the sea foaming up their own shame, straying stars for whom blackness of darkness is kept forever.

14. And Hanok, the seventh from Adam, also prophesied of these, saying, “See, Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH comes with His myriads of Set-Apart Ones,

15. to execute judgment on all, to punish all who are wicked among them concerning all their wicked works which they have committed in a wicked way and concerning all the harsh words which wicked sinners have spoken against Him.”

16.These are grumblers, complainers, who walk according to their own lusts and their mouth speaks proudly, admiring faces of others for the sake of gain.

17. But you, beloved ones, remember the words spoken before by the emissaries of our Master Yahusha Anointed One Messiah,

18. because they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own wicked lusts.

19. These are the ones who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.

20. But you, beloved ones, building yourselves up on your most set-apart belief, praying in the Set-Apart Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of our Master Yahusha Anointed One Messiah unto everlasting life.

22. And show compassion toward some who are doubting,

23. but others save with fear, snatching them out of the fire, hating even the garment of defiled by the flesh.

24. And to Him Who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of His esteem with exceeding joy,

25. to the only wise Elohim, our Saviour, be esteem and greatness and might and authority, both now and forever. Amen.

1 YOHANAN (1 JOHN) Father Elohim’s Commandments Are to Believe in Yahusha and to Love Believers in Yahusha Ha’Mashiach (Messiah)!

This book of 1 Yohanan (1 John) is a beautiful way for those interested in truth to understand what being a Natsari and part of the Natsarim of the Way of Yahusha Ha’Mashiach is all about, as we can plainly see that the commandments of Elohim are in fact plain and simple, and do NOT contain ANY language–  or even a suggestion — that Believers in Yahusha are commanded anywhere to observe the Jewish Sabbath — or any Jewish festivals (all are Sabbath Days). You will see that the commandments are to believe in Yahusha Anointed One Messiah (Yahusha Ha’Mashiach [Messiah, Anointed One, Savior, Redeemer -- but NOT Christ]), and to love those who believe in Yahusha Messiah, and to sin not, and to also keep away from idols.

1 Yohahana (1 John)

Chapter 1:

1. What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our own eyes, what we have looked upon and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life.

2.And the life was manifest and we have seen and bear witness  and announce to you that everlasting life which was with the Father and was manifested to us.

3. We announce to you what we have seen and heard, so that you too might have fellowship with us. And truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Yahusha Anointed One Messiah.

4. And we write this to you in order that your joy might be complete.

5. And this is the message which we have heard from Him and announce to you, that Elohim is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

6. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in darkness, we lie and are not doing the truth.

7. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Yahusha Anointed One Messiah His Son cleanses us from all sin.

8. If we say that we have not sin, we are misleading ourselves and the truth is not in us.

9. If we confess our sins, He is trustworthy and righteous to forgive us the sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His Word is not is us.

Chapter 2

1. My little children, I write this to you, so that you do not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Intercessor with the Father, Yahusha Anointed One Messiah, a righteous One.

2. And He Himself is an atoning offering for our sins, and not for our sins only, but also for all the world.

3. And by this we know that we know Him, if we guard His commands.

4. The one who says, “I know Him,” and does not guard His commands, is a liar and the truth is not in him.

5. But whoever guards His Word, truly the love of Elohim has been perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

6. The one who says he stays in Him ought himself also to walk, even as He walked.

7. Beloved, I write no fresh command to you, but an old command which you have had from the beginning. The old command is the Word which you heard from the beginning.

8. Again I write you a fresh command, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light now shines.

9. The one who says he is in the light and hates his brother, is in darkness until now.

10. The one who loves his brother stays in the light and there is no stumbling-block in him.

11. But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

12. I write to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of His Name.

13. I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, because you have known the Father.

14. I wrote to you, fathers, because you have known Him from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong and the Word of Elohim stays in you and you have overcome the wicked one.

15. Do not love the world nor that which is in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16. Because all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life — is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17. and the world passes away and the lust of it, but the one doing the desire of Elohim remains forever.

18. Little children, it is the last hour. And as you have heard that the anti-messiah is coming, even now many anti-messiahs have come. This is how we know that it is the last hour.

19. They went out from us, but they were not of us, for if they had been of us, they would have stayed with us — but in order that it might be made manifest that none of them were of us.

20. And you have an anointing from the Set-Apart One and you know all.

21. I did not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it and because no falsehood is of the truth.

22. Who is the liar, except the one denying that Yahusha Anointed One is the Messiah? This is the anti-messiah, the one denying the Father and the Son.

23. No one denying the Son has the Father. The one confessing the Son has the Father as well.

24. As for you, let that stay in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning stays in you, you also shall stay in the Son and in the Father.

25. And this is the promise that He has promised us: everlasting life.

26. I have written this to you concerning those who lead you astray.

27. But the anointing which you have received from Him stays in you and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as the same anointing does teach you concerning all and is true and is no falsehood and even as it has taught you, you stay in Him.

28. And now, little children, stay in Him, so that when He appears, we might have boldness and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.

29. If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone doing righteousness has been born of Him.

Chapter 3

1. See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of Elohim! For this reason the world does not know us because it did not know Him.

2. Beloved ones, now we are children of Elohim. And it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him and He is.

3. And everyone having this expectation in Him cleanses himself, as He is clean.

4. Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

5. And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.

6. Everyone staying in Him does not sin. Everyone sinning has neither seen Him nor known Him.

7. Little children, let no one lead you astray. The one doing righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.

8. The one doing sin is of the devil, because the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Elohim was manifested to destroy the works of the devil.

9. Everyone having been born of Elohim does not sin, because His seed stays in him and he is powerless to sin, because he has been born of Elohim.

10. In this the children of Elohim and the children of the devil are manifest: Everyone not doing righteousness is not of Elohim, neither the one not loving his brother.

11. Because this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not as Qayin who was of the wicked one and killed his brother.

12. And why did he kill him? Because his works were wicked but those of his brother were righteous.

13. Do not marvel, my brothers, if the world hates you.

14. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. The one not loving his brother stays in death.

15. Everyone hating his brother is a murderer and you know that no murderer has everlasting life staying in him.

16. By this we have known love, because He laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

17. But whoever has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need and shuts up his tender affections from him, how does the love of Elohim stay in him?

18. My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

19. And by this we know that we are of the truth and shall set our hearts at rest before Him,

20. that if our heart condemns us, Elohim is greater than our heart and knows all.

21. Beloved ones, if our heart does not condemn us, we have boldness toward Elohim.

22. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we guard His commands and do what is pleasing in His sight.

23. And this is His command, that we should believe in the Name of His Son Yahusha Anointed One Messiah and love one another, as He gave us command

23. And the one guarding His commands stays in Him and He in him. And by this we know that He stays in us, by the Spirit which He gave us.

Chapter 4

1. Beloved ones, do not believe every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of Elohim, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

2. By this you know the Spirit of Elohim: Every spirit that confesses that Yahusha Anointed One Messiah has come in the flesh is of Elohim,

3. and every spirit that does not confess that Yahusha Anointed One Messiah has come in the flesh is not of Elohim. And this is the spirit of the anti-messiah which you heard is coming and now is already in the world.

4. You are of Elohim, little children and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

5. They are of the world, therefore they speak as of the world and the world hears them.

6. We are of Elohim — the one knowing Elohim hears us. He who is not of Elohim does not hear us. By this we know the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of the delusion.

7. Beloved ones, let us love one another, because love is of Elohim and everyone who loves has been born of Elohim and knows Elohim.

8. The one who does not love does not know Elohim, for Elohim is love.

9. By this the love of Elohim was manifested in us, that Elohim has sent His only brought-forth Son into the world, in order that we might live through Him.

10. In this is love, not that we loved Elohim, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be an atoning offering for our sins.

11. Beloved ones, if Elohim so loved us, we ought to love one another.

12. No one has seen Elohim at any time. If we love one another, Elohim does stay in us and His love has been perfected in us.

13. By this we know that we stay in Him and He is us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

14. And we have seen and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son, Saviour of the world.

15. Whoever confesses that Yahusha Anointed One is the Son of Elohim, Elohim stays in him and he in Elohim.

16. And we have known and believed the love that Elohim has for us. Elohim is love and he who stays in love stays in Elohim, and Elohim in him.

17. By this love has been perfected with us, in order that we might have boldness in the day of judgment, because as He is so are we in this world.

18. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear holds punishment and he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

19. We love Him because He first loved us.

20. If someone says, “I love Elohim,” and hates his brother, he is a liar. For the one not loving his brother whom he has seen, how is he able to love Elohim, Whom he has not seen?

21. And we have this command from Him, that the one loving Elohim should love his brother, too.

Chapter 5

1. Everyone who believes that Yahusha Anointed One is the Messiah has been born of Elohim and everyone who loves the One bringing forth also loves the one having been born of Him.

2. By this we know that we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim and guard His commands.

3. For this is the love for Elohim, that we guard His commands and His commands are not heavy,

4. because everyone having been born of Elohim overcomes the world. And this is the overcoming that has overcome the world: our belief.

5. Who is the one who overcomes the world but he who believes that Yahusha Anointed One is the Son of Elohim?

6. This is the One that came by water and blood: Yahusha Anointed One Messiah, not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is the Truth.

7. Because there are three who bear witness: 

8. the Spirit and the water and the blood. And the three are in agreement. 

9. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of Elohim is greater, because this is the witness of Elohim which He has witnessed concerning His Son.

10. The one who believes in the Son of Elohim has the witness in himself, the one who does not believe Elohim has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the witness that Elohim has given concerning His Son.

11. And this is the witness: that Elohim has given us everlasting life, and this life is in His Son.

12. He who possesses the Son possesses life, he who does not possess the Son of Elohim does not possess life.

13. I have written this to you who believe in the Name of the Son of Elohim, so that you know that you possess everlasting life and so that you believe in the Name of the Son of Elohim.

14. And this is the boldness that we have in Him, that if we ask whatever according to His desire, He hears us.

15. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

16. If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin, not unto death, he shall ask and He shall give him life of those not sinning unto death. There is a sin unto death. I do not say that he should pray about that.

17. All unrighteousness is sin and there is a sin not unto death.

18. We know that everyone having been born of Elohim does not sin, but the one having been born of Elohim guards himself and the wicked one does not touch him.

19. We know that we are of Elohim and all the world lies in the wicked one.

20. And we know that the Son of Elohim has come and has given us an understanding, so that we might know the true One. And we are in the true One, in His Son Yahusha Anointed One Messiah. This is the true Elohim and everlasting life.

21. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Why is Christianity Beholden to Babylonian Holidays of Christmas and Easter (Mythology)? Follow the Mammon, Follow the Great Whore, and Become Little Spiritual Whores?: “Come Out From Among Them And Be Ye Separate, Says YHWH”

Christianity has taken it upon itself to promote Babylonian practices through their promotion of Christmas and Easter, both of which can follow their footprints right back to Babylon — and the man who founded it, Nimrod. First, we’ll start out by establishing the Babylonian roots of Christmas, then its roots with Easter, and then take a look at why Christianity has adopted these Babylonian practices, why it doesn’t want to get rid of them, and finally, we will reveal to all the horrible human toll consequences that result from Christian Zealots who demand that people celebrate these Pagan holidays.

Let’s start out by getting a good historical perspective on Christmas:

We have to go way BACK to Noah’s time, where Nimrod was the grandson of one of Noah´s son named Ham. Now, Ham had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis. Cush and Semiramis then had a son and named him “Nimrod.” After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King. 

Genesis 10:8 “And Kush brought forth Nimrod, he began to be a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before Yahuah, therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before Yahuah.”

The scriptures go on to explain that Nimrod built and organized major cities, including BABEL, Accad, and Erech, and also built Resen, Calah and Nineveh in the land of Asshur (Genesis 10:10-12), with Asshur being another name for Assyria (Micah 5:6). These cities were home to all sorts perverted practices, all of it headed up by its ruler and high priest, Nimrod.

Tower of Babel in Iraq

But it is when Nimrod finally died that the Babylonian Mystery Religion continued on through his wife, Queen Semiramis. who upon Nimrod’s death, deified him as the Sun god, which became known in various cultures later as Baal ( “LORD” means Baal in Hebrew), Janus, Saturn, Baalim, Bel, Osiris, Bacchus and Molech.

And later, when Queen Semiramis gave birth to an illegitimate son, she claimed (Mythology) that he was Nimrod reborn — Nimrod Tammuz (where the Christians get their T [cross] from, Hebrew word in scripture means pole or beam) by name, also claiming that he was the promised seed of  the Creator (Genesis 3:15), the savior of mankind, with Semiramis becoming the mediator between man and this “god.” And, you had to pray through her to reach him, so Nimrod was deified as the god of the sun, Queen Semiramis became the Queen of Heaven, the goddess of the moon and fertility, and Nimrod Tammuz became the savior of the world in this Mystery Babylonian Religion.

Now, Nimrod had eventually been killed by an enemy, and his body cut into pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom. Semiramis had all of the parts gathered — except for one part that could not be found, which was his reproductive organ. Semiramis then claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it, and claimed that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called “Baal,” the sun god.

Queen Semiramis also proclaimed that when used in worship, Baal would be present on earth in the form of a flame, whether candle or lamp, thus Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, with the help of the father of lies, Satan, and setting herself up as a goddess, and claiming that she was immaculately conceived. She claimed that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle and ovulated when full, and claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River, which is to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox. Semiramis became known asIshtar” which is pronounced “Easter,” and her moon egg became known as “Ishtar´s egg.” Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive,  bringing forth  a son named TammuzAnd according to Pagan legend, after Nimrod Tammuz died, he descended into the underworld, but because of the weeping of his mother, he mystically revived in the springing forth of the vegetation in Spring (EZEKIEL 8:14), much in the same way Queen Semiramis said the evergreen tree symbolized his father’s eternal life (Jeremiah 10:1-7). And they also ate sacred cakes with the marking of a “T” or cross on the top.

Thus, a false religion developed with its sun and moon worship, astrology, priests, idolatry, mysterious rites, human sacrifice, and much more, and this post-Flood festival was part of the false religion, Mystery Babylon. 

Genesis 11:4 “And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower whose top is in the heavens and make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over all the face of the earth…And Yahuah scattered them from there, over the face of all the earth…That is why its name was called Babel, because there Yahuah confused the language of all the earth and from there Yahuah scattered them over the face of all the earth.”

So then, ‘Babel’ means ‘confusion, and when the people were scattered, they carried their  Sun god religion with them, with some building pyramids reminiscent of the tower of Babel as part of their Mystery religion. And indeed, remnants like them throughout world, including in Iraq, South and Central America, Burma and even China. And almost every idolatrous practice had its origins at Babel, as the people scattered from Babel with different languages, using different names for Nimrod and Semiramis. Some called her the Mother Goddess “Ishtar” (which is originally pronounced Easter), while in other lands, she was called Eostre, Astarte, Ostera, and Eastre, and also called the Mother goddess, Wife of Baal, Ashtaroth or Ashtoreth, and, of course, the Queen of Heaven (Judges 2:13 and Jeremiah 44:17-19). She was  also worshiped as Mother Naturethe goddess of Spring, the god of fertility,  and the goddess of the moon.

 Although in ancient Babylon the goddess figure Semiramis was the mother of the Sumerian deity Tammuz, he is Attis to the Phoenicians, and Adonis to the Greeks, etc. In each legend, he dies young and his birth and death are honored on his birthday which coincided with the Winter Solstice, which was celebrated on December 25th. Part of the religious ritual involved cutting down a young green evergreen tree (death of tree) as a way of commemorating the premature death of Tammuz.

And just like Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah in the perverted Christian Bible) told us, this tree is then decorated in the fashion Jeremiah described.

“Thus said Yahuah , “Do not learn the way of the gentiles, and do not be awed by the signs of the heavens, for the gentiles are awed by them. For the prescribed customs of these peoples are worthless, for one cuts a tree from the forest, work for the hands of a craftsman with cutting tool. They adorn it with silver and gold and they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it does not topple.”

And so, with their Tammuz tree was the rite in which the women cried for the dead sovereign. Then shortly after Jeremiah’s time, we find that this idolatry had penetrated the Hebrew temple where we see Sun Worship and “Women Weeping for Tammuz.” (Ezekiel 16:14) This sun worship is closely related to the end of the Winter Solstice, when the sun begins to stay in the sky longer.

The boughs of holly and related accessories are directly descended  from the Druidic rituals and associated with the Wiccans — meaning Witchcraft. And even the ‘Yule log’ is a Babylonian word.

To learn a more thorough, in-depth perspective on Christmas, please see the articles: “Christmas or Christ-Mass, the Holiday Celebrated on December 25th With Deep Demonic, Pagan Roots” and “Do Christians Tell Lies? Take This Test To See If Yo Are Spreading Falsehoods On Accident — Or On Purpose!

And for all you Conservatives out there, our Founding Fathers did NOT celebrate Christmas or Easter, nor was there any real celebrating this Christianized Pagan holiday called Christmas since after the Civil War: “To Founding Fathers, Christmas Was No Big Deal

And what about Easter? Easter, which is derived from the name Ishtar, is actually closely related to the Tammuz tree, which the Christians call a “Christmas Tree,” these days. And the practice  of Christians participating in sunrise services originates with an early morning worship service in which the penitents face East at the dawn — which is exactly what was seen during Ezekiel’s time when the women wept for Ishtar’s son, Tammuz.

Christianity routinely defends the sunrise Easter service, maybe not realizing they are honoring the ancient Pagan Holy Day of Ishtar that predated Christianity by many centuries (see article PROVING Christianity was NOT the original ‘sect’ spoken of in scripture, but instead, they were called the  ‘Natsarim’ followers of the Way). In fact, the New Covenant clearly shows the Apostles honored Passover, while king Herod honored the Easter celebration. (Acts 12:2)

Easter has its origins in the world of the occult, with the Occult / Satanic calendar comprising of four periods of 13 weeks each.  Now, Occultists believe that numbers contain inherent power, with many basing their lives on numerology, which is is also a key component of astrology, which is another system occultists follow.  The conclusion is that the occult calendar is divided into 4 parts of 13 weeks each and that 13 x 4 = 52 weeks, which is exactly our calendar year.

In the occult system: the number 6 = man; the number 7 = divine,perfection or god; the number 13 = rebellion against authority and depravity.

According to 8th century scholar St. Bede (also known as the Venerable Bede\Bede, the Venerable), the name Easter is actually derived from the Scandinavian “Ostra” and the Teutonic “Ostern,” or “Eastre,” both of whom were goddesses of mythology and were identified with spring and fertility, with festivals for these goddesses celebrated on the first day of the vernal equinox — March 21. And important parts of these Pagan celebrations included gifts, the rabbit, and colored eggs  — all of which represented fertility.

Easter is steeped in the Mysteries of ancient Babylon — which is an evil and idolatrous system invented by and promoted by Satan. Ishtar is the name of the Babylonian goddess for whom Easter is named, with Ishtar being another name for Semiramis — the wife of Nimrod. Semiramis and Nimrod are the ones who instituted the building of the tower of Babel, and are the co-founders of all the counterfeit religions that have ever existed after the flood. This may be why the following is said about the Great Whore (Vatican has taken over the reigns as “BABEL THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH) “

Revelations 17:”…the great whore (Editor’s Note: Spiritual Idolatry) sitting on many waters, with whom the sovereigns of the earth committed whoring and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her whoring…And the woman was dressed in purple and scarlet and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup filled with abominations and the filthiness of her whoring…”

Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 7:16 “And you, do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them, nor make intercession to Me, for I do not hear you. Do  you not see what they are doing in the cities of Yahudah and in the streets of Yerushalayim? The children are gathering wood, the fathers are lighting the fire and the women are kneading their dough, to make cakes for the sovereigness of the heavens and to pour out drink offerings to other mighty ones, to provoke Me.”

So, why do Christians want to provoke Yahuah?

1. In the commentary of the Ryrie Study Bible: The queen of heaven. The Assyro-Babylonian goddess Ishtar.

2. In the commentary of the NIV Study Bible: Queen of Heaven. A Babylonian title for Ishtar, an important goddess in the Babylonian pantheon.

3. In Ungers Bible Dictionary it says under the heading “Queen of Heaven” (Hebrew Meleketh hashshamayim, Jer 7:18; 44:17-19, 25) Astarte, an ancient Semitic deity, identical with Babylonian Ishtar (Venus)

In 325 AD, Emperor Constantine in the Council Nice ordered all Christian churches to celebrate the Resurrection of the Jewish Messiah on Easter Sunday, in opposition to the original followers of the Way, which were called the Natsarim , and who celebrated the Resurrection of Yahusha during the Passover [Nisan 14], which could fall on any day of the week. But the Christian Churches near Rome had abandoned the practice because they hated the Jews, and instead followed a floating date of the first Sunday after the first full moon of Spring, calling the celebration ‘Easter,’ after the Pagan goddess of Spring. And of this is verified below from the following quote from the Encarta Encyclopedia:

“An important historical result of the difference in reckoning the date of Easter was that the Christian churches in the East, which were closer to the birthplace of the new religion and in which old traditions were strong, observed [the Resurrection] according to the date of the Passover festival. The churches of the West, descendants of Greco-Roman civilization, celebrated Easter on a Sunday.

“Constantine the Great, Roman emperor, convoked the Council of Nicaea in 325. The council unanimously ruled that the Easter festival should be celebrated throughout the Christian world on the first Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox; and that if the full moon should occur on a Sunday and thereby coincide with the Passover festival, Easter should be commemorated on the Sunday following. Coincidence of the feasts of Easter and Passover was thus avoided.”

“The name [Easter] probably comes from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon name of a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility, to whom was dedicated a month corresponding to April. Her festival was celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox; traditions associated with the festival survive in the Easter rabbit, a symbol of fertility, and in colored easter eggs, originally painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring, and used in Easter-egg rolling contests or given as gifts…” — Encarta Encyclopedia, article: Easter.

Baal signifies Lord, ruler, and is used as the designation of a Phoenician deity. Among the Chaldeans he was called Bell, or Belus. He was regarded as the generative, controlling principle, of which the sun or the planet of Jupiter was the symbol, and to the people the direct object of worship. With him was associated a female deity, Ashtaroth, the Greek Astarte, called Queen of heaven, the moon. But as Baal was also associated with the planet Jupiter, so was Ashtaroth with Venus.” — From Romans Commentary by Charles Hodge for Romans 11:4

And here is an actual quote from Constantine showing Rome’s hatred for the Jews.

“And truly, in the first place, it seems to everyone a most unworthy thing that we should follow the customs of the Jews in the celebration of this most holy solemnity, who, polluted wretches! having stained their hands with a nefarious crime, are justly blinded in their minds. It is fit, therefore, that rejecting the practice of this people, we should perpetuate to all future ages the celebration of this rite, in a more legitimate order, which we have kept from the first day of our “Lord’s” passion even to the present times. Let us then have nothing in common with the most hostile rabble of the Jews.” (Council of Nicea, pg. 52.)

[The sculptor of the Statue of Liberty was Auguste Bertholdi. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Paris. Before beginning the statue of liberty project, Bertholdi was seeking a commission to construct a giant statue of the goddess "Isis," the Egyptian Queen of Heaven, to overlook the Suez canal. The statue of Isis was to be of "a robed woman holding aloft a torch"] — The preceding is from: “IS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY PAGAN?” by William Dankenbring

READ: Myths of Babylonian and Assyria, by Donal A. MacKenzie: Chapter V — Myths of Tammuz and Ishtar

See Also: Ishtar Eggs and Tammuz Trees

Ishtar Eggs and Tammuz Trees — Day of Ishtar and Tammuz

“History of Christmas — It’s Hidden, Secret Origins and Mystery Religion”

Santa And The Tammuz Tree

Semiramis, Priests, Nimrod, Tammuz and his relationship with Mary and Jesus

Weeping for Tammuz: The Queen of Heaven and the dying god

NEWS BRIEF: “Among all the women who have ever lived, the mother of Jesus Christ is the most celebrated, the most venerated…Among Roman Catholics, the Madonna is recognized not only as the Mother of God, but also, according to modern Popes, as the Queen of the Universe, Queen of Heaven, Seat of Wisdom, and even the Spouse of the Holy Spirit.” — (Time Magazine, “Handmaid or Feminist?”, December 30, 1991, p. 62-66).

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Names For The Queen of Heaven:
Phoenicia — Ashteroth (and with the child –“Tammuz”)
Greece — Aphrodite and “Eros”
Rome — Venus and “Cupid”
Egypt – Isia and “Horus”
China — Mother Shing Moo 
Scandinavian or Nordic (Norway, Sweden) — Disa 
Rome — Juno, or Dove

The teachings of Semiramis’ Mystery Religion of mother and child:

  1. That Semiramis herself was the way to Elohim, adopting the title ”Queen of Heaven”.
  2. That she alone could administer salvation to sinners through various sacraments, such as the sprinkling of set-apart (Christians call “holy“) water.
  3. That her son Tammuz was tragically slain by a wild boar during a hunting trip.
  4. That he was, however, resurrected from the dead forty days later. Thus, each year afterward, the temple virgins would enter a forty-day fast as a memorial to Tammuz’ death and resurrection (weeping for Tammuz).
  5. After the forty-day fast, a joyful feast called ‘Ishtar’ took place, with colored eggs exchanged and eaten as a symbol of the resurrection (Easter). An evergreen tree was displayed and a Yule log was burned (Christmas[s]). Finally, hot cakes marked with the letter T (to remind everybody of Tammuz) were baked and eaten.

Now let’s turn to the beginnings of Christianity, where even their antisemitic early “church” (as opposed to “Assembly”) leaders point out that the original followers of the Way were NOT Christian, but instead, were called the ‘Natsarim.”

Here starts the beginning of an article written by Monroe W. Strickberger: The Role of Antisemitism In Early Christianity (pdf)

“My purpose in writing this article was to gather material showing that antisemitism was not a tangential or accidental event in the development of Christianity, but served important purposes. Instead of a diversion, antisemitism quickly became a necessity, for without it, Christianity would have been unable to gain credibility and support, and justify itself as an ancient divinely revealed religion.”

“Assemblies of the “Jewish Christians,” faithful to basic Jewish practices, remained SEPARATE (Editor’s Note: My Emphasis) from Gentile Christian churches, and were eventually declared “heretics“…Each group, depending on its description by a Christian historian, professed distinctive Jewish-Christian beliefs and practices. (Luomanen, see also Horrell 2000). Nonetheless, whatever their denomination, Jewish Christians were, in due course, officially labeled heretics by Gentile Christian Fathers (Eusebius, ca 330, Ecclesiastical History 2.27).”

And note the word “Vatican, for it  is actually defined as “Prophecy.” So, “Vatican City” actually means “City of Prophecy,” with the word “Vatic” found in a standard English dictionary and is identified with Prophecy.

In fact, the whole of Christianity can be seen as one of antisemitism at its very CORE, with the Vatican as the Great Whore persecuting throughout its history all those opposed to its Babylonian-inspired Mystery Religion, torturing many millions upon millions, and murdering up to 50,000,000 million or more, and doing all this while enriching itself and perverting the Truth and the Way to Eternal Life.

Here is an excerpt from the book, “Christian Antisemitism: A History of Hate“:

These conclusions “can now be fully justified by the most up-to-date scholarship, Christian as well as Jewish.’ Nicholls writes, ‘Many Jewish writers have said, quite simply, that the Nazis chose the Jews as the target of their hate because two thousand years of Christian teaching had accustomed the world to do so. Few Christian historians and theologians have been sufficiently open to the painful truth to accept this explanation without considerable qualification. Nevertheless, it is correct.’ Christian Antisemitism traces, over two millennia, the growing domination of Western culture by the Christian ‘myth’ (as Nicholls calls it) about the Jews, and shows how it still exerts a major influence even on the secularized ‘post-Christian world.’

And your Christian Bibles are corrupted with false names of people, false transliterations of words, and false Names of the Jewish Messiah, and of His Father. In FACT, holy is NOT the original Hebrew word (which Heaven speaks!) used to DISTINGUISH followers of Elohim (in YOUR Bibles as “LORD [pdf]),” which in Hebrew means ‘Baal‘), but, instead we are the Set-Apart-Ones, who are to be Set-Apart to obedient to the Set-Apart Father, Whom sent His Only Begotten Son, Ha’Mashiach, or ‘Anointed One,’ as the Set-Apart Messiah, Who later, after He had been murdered then risen from the dead, sent His Set-Apart Spirit to live in us after we are IMMERSED UNDER WATER  in the Name of the of Yahusha Messiah to be receives as Set-Apart Ones unto Eternal Life And, we will be received with welcome in the Kingdom of Heaven, IF we continue steadfast in the faith till the end of our days, just as Paul claimed he accomplished at the end of his days, before he was murdered.

And since the Vatican (Christianity) also promotes the concept of the ‘Trinity,” which is also from Babel, instead of binitarianism, which is the truth, we can fully establish that she is the Great Whore spoken of in scripture as prophesy. And, she and Christianity promote those “mysteries,” too!

There are 15 decades of prayer for a total of 150 recitations.  And during each decade of ten recitations, the Catholic contemplates on one of the “mysteries” of the church, as follows:

The Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary are divided into three groups: the joyful, the sorrowful and the glorious.

Five Joyful Mysteries
The Mystery of Annunciation
The Mystery of Visitation
The Mystery of the Birth of the Lord
The Mystery Of the Presentation in the Temple
The Mystery of Finding Jesus in the Temple

The 5 Sorrowful Mysteries
The Mystery of the Agony in the Garden
The Mystery of the Scourging Pillar
The Mystery of the Crowning with Thorns
The Mystery of Jesus carrying his Cross
The Mystery of Crucifixion

The 5 Glorious Mysteries
The Mystery of the Resurrection
The Mystery of the Ascension of our Lord
The Mystery of the Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Mystery of the Assumption Of the Blessed Virgin
The Mystery of the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin as Queen of Heaven

The Mystery of the Trinity is the central doctrine of the catholic churchUpon it are based all the teachings of the church” — [Handbook for todays Catholic Page 16]

These are some of the Mysteries of Babylon, but there is a Mystery upon which all these Mysteries are based, and is a Mystery that is the root of all the wine in Babylon.

This is an excerpt from the article entitled, “From the Tower of Babel to False Religions in the End Time“:

[Archaeological studies revealed the ancient Babylonians had built pyramid-like structures called Zigguruts for the purpose of observing the planets in motion. The Tower of Babel was built for astrological purposes. "The earliest known astrological records date back to Babylon in 1645 BC, and the earliest horoscope to 410 BC. Astrology's origins can also be traced to several other locations and cultures, including Egypt, which developed sophisticated timekeeping and calendar science; Greece, where Ptolemy authored influential astrological and astronomical texts; and Rome, where many of the most learned men-including two emperors-were astrologers who wrote laws and counseled citizens based on the Stars."]

It is a FACT that the world’s religions can be traced back to astrolatry, the worship of the sun, moon, stars, and planets, and all of these were especially popular was BACK in Babylon, and can be traced back to Nimrod at the Tower of Babel.

Ancient religions of astrolatry (the worship of planets or stars) popularized the belief people possess immortal souls that could be separated from their bodies at death and ascend to the heavens, which formed the basis for astrology, the belief in reincarnation, necromancy, astral projection,  “ascended masters,” and many forms of Nature Worship (pantheism).

NOTE: ALL ancient mystery religions believe in soul-body separation and can be traced back to the religion of Nimrod.

The religion of Nimrod also popularized this pagan trinity:

                                    Nimrod                  Tammuz                  Semiramis

LEBANON BAAL TAMMUZ ASHTORETH
PHOENICIANS  EL BACCHUS ASTARTE
BABYLON BELUS TAMMUZ RHEA, ISHTAR
ASSYRIA NINUS HURCULES BELTIS
GREECE ZEUS DIONYSUS APHRODITE
ROME JUPITER ATTIS CYBELE, DIANA
EGYPT RA OSIRIS, HORIS ISIS, HATHOR
INDIA VISHNU KRISHNA ISI, DEVAKI
CHINA PAN-KU YI HENG-O, 
MA TSOOPO
MEXICO TEOTL QUETZALCOATL COATTLICUE
SCANDINAVIA ODIN BALDER FREGG, FREYDA

To be certain, it was the city of Babylon that was the seat of  Satan, and continued to be until the fall of the Babylonian and Medo-Persian Empires, when he shifted his capital to Pergamos in Asia Minor, where it was written about by John (Yahuchanan) in Rev 2:12,13:

“And to the messenger of the assembly in Pergamos write, “I know your works and where you dwell, where the throne of Satan is…where Satan dwells.”

In B.C. 133,when Attalus, the Pontiff and King of Pergamos, died, he bequeathed the headship of the “Babylonian Priesthood” to Rome. And when the Etruscans came to Italy from Lydia, (which is the region of Pergamos), they brought along with them the Mystery Babylonian Religion with its rites. They then set up a Pontiff who was head of the priesthood, which later the Romans accepted their civil ruler. And Julius Caesar was made Pontiff of the Etruscan Order in B.C. 74, and in B.C. 63 was made “Supreme Pontiff” of the “Babylonian Order,” thus becoming heir to the rights and title of Attalus, Pontiff of Pergamos, who actually made Rome his heir by will.

Thus the first Roman Emperor became the head of the “Babylonian Priesthood,” and Rome the successor of Babylon.

And here is Tammuz Nimrod… Satan’s Counterfeit:

Ezek (Yehezqel) 8:14,15.
“And He said to me, “You are to see still greater abominations which they are doing.” And He brought me to the door of the north gate of the House of Yahuah and I saw women sitting there, weeping for Tammuz.

Jeremiah 7: “The children are gathering wood, the fathers are lighting the fire and the women are kneading their dough, to make cakes for the sovereigness of the heavens and to pour out drink offerings to other mighty ones, to provoke Me.”

Yirmayahu (Jere) 44:4: “And I sent to you all My servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, “Please do not do this abominable matter that I hate!” But they did not listen or incline their ear, to turn from their evil, not to burn incense to other mighty ones.

Jere 7:18. “But since we ceased burning incense to the sovereigness of the heavens…”

Now, when Attalus, the Pontiff and King of Pergamos, died, in B.C. 133, he bequeathed the headship of the “Babylonian Priesthood” to Rome. When the Etruscans came to Italy from Lydia, (the region of Pergamos), they brought with them the Babylonian religion and rites. They set up a Pontiff who was head of the priesthood. Later the Romans accepted this Pontiff as their civil ruler. Julius Caesar was made Pontiff of the Etruscan Order in B.C. 74. In B.C. 63, he was made “Supreme Pontiff” of the “Babylonian Order,” thus becoming heir to the rights and title of Attalus, Pontiff of Pergamos, who made Rome his heir by will.

Thus the first Roman Emperor became the head of the “Babylonian Priesthood,” and Rome the successor of Babylon.

The use of temples, and these dedicated to particular saints, and ornamented on occasions with branches of trees; incense, lamps, and candles; votive offerings on recovery from illness; holy water; asylums; holy days and seasons, use of calendars, processions, blessings on the fields; sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure, the ring in marriage, turning to the East, images at a later date, perhaps the ecclesiastical chant, and the Kyrie Eleison are all of pagan origin, and sanctified by their adoption into the Church.” — An Essay on The Development of the Christian Doctrine John Henry “Cardinal Newman” p.373.

Doctor Alexander Hislop, in his classic work, The Two Babylon’s, page 105, writes this: “To conciliate the Pagans to nominal Christianity, Rome, pursuing its usual policy, took measures to get the Christian and Pagan festivals [that’s the Sabbath and Sunday] amalgamated, and … to get Paganism and Christianity now far sunk in idolatry in this as in so many other things, to shake hands.” He says further: “A glance at the main pillars of the Papal system will sufficiently prove that its doctrine and discipline in all essential respects have been derived from BABYLON.”

“One cannot well refer to those cults of Babylon and Egypt and the rest as DEAD religions. For the echo of their ancient thunder is still to be heard reverberating in almost every form of faith existing today. Ancient Babylonian image worship is in the church today. Ancient Babylonian sun worship is there. Ancient Babylonian belief in the immortality of the soul is there. Yes, the echo of that thunder is still heard in the church today!” — Lewis Brown says this in The Believing World, page 112.

Jesse Hurlbut laments the results of Constantine’s making Christianity the state religion, free from all persecution. From that time, he points out, the church became totally subverted by politics and self-seeking opportunists.

“…the establishment of Christianity as the state religion became a curse.

“Everybody sought membership in the church, and nearly everybody was received. Both good and bad, sincere seekers after God and hypocritical seekers after gain, rushed into the communion. Ambitious, worldly, unscrupulous men sought office in the church for social and political influence….

‘The services of worship increased in splendor, but were less spiritual and hearty than those of former times. The forms and ceremonies of PAGANISM GRADUALLY CREPT INTO THE WORSHIP. Some of the OLD HEATHEN FEASTS BECAME CHURCH FESTIVALS WITH CHANGE OF NAME AND OF WORSHIP” (Hurlbut, The Story of the Christian Church, p. 79, (Editor’s Note: Emphasis Mine).

Will Durant, historian, wrote:

“…the god Christ was assimilated to the religious and philosophical traditions of the Hellenistic mind. Now the PAGAN WORLD — even the anti-Semitic world — could accept him as its own.

CHRISTIANITY DID NOT DESTROY PAGANISM; IT ADOPTED IT. The Greek mind, dying, came to a transmigrated life in the theology and liturgy of the Church…the Greek mysteries passed down into the impressive mystery of the Mass. Other PAGAN cultures contributed to the syncretic result. From Egypt came the idea of a divine trinity…from Egypt the adoration of the Mother and Child…From Phrygia came the worship of the Great Mother….The Mithraic ritual so closely resembled the eucharistic sacrifice of the Mass that Christian fathers charged the Devil with inventing these similarities to mislead frail minds. Christianity was the last great creation of the ancient PAGAN world” (p. 595).

H. G. Wells, in his Outline of History, writes this:

“The observance of the Jewish Sabbath, again, TRANSFERRED TO THE MITHRAIC SUN-DAY, is an important feature of many Christian cults…He [Editor's Note: Yahusha] did not say a word about the worship of his mother Mary in the guise of ISIS, THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN. Much that is most characteristically Christian [so-called] in worship and usage, he ignored. Skeptical writers have had the temerity to deny that [Editor's note: Yahusha] can be called a Christian at all” (p. 445, emphasis mine, of course).

Writes Alexander Hislop in The Two Babylon,

The Christmas tree, now so common among us, was equally common in Pagan Rome and Pagan Egypt. In Egypt that tree was the palm tree; in Rome it was the fir; the palm tree denoting the Pagan Messiah, as Baal-Tamar, the fir referring to him as Baal-Berith. The mother of Adonis, the Sun-God and great mediatorial divinity, was mystically said to have been changed into a tree, and when in that state to have brought forth her divine son. If the mother was a tree, the son must have been recognized as the ‘Man the branch.’ And this entirely accounts for the putting of the Yule Log into the fire on Christmas Eve, and the appearance of the Christmas tree the next morning” (page 97).

Tree worship was very common among the ancients. Says Festivals, Holy Days, and Saints’ Days, The Christmas tree…recapitulates the idea of tree worship…gilded nuts and balls symbolizing the sun…all the festivities of the [heathen] winter solstice have been aabsorbed into Christmas Day…the use of holly and mistletoe to the Druidic ceremonies; the Christmas tree to the honours paid to Odin’s sacred fir….” (p. 236).

Writes Collins in Christmas Folklore:

“This idea of decorating homes on holidays is both worldwide and age-old….So the Saturnalian laurel, the Teutonic holly, the Celtic mistletoe, and the Mexican poinsettia have all attached themselves to this polyglot ceremony…

Many of the plants used at Christmas are SYMBOLS OF FERTILITY. Certainly any evergreen (fir, yew, laurel) with its ability to return verdure in the barrens months is appropriate, but by far the most interesting are the holly, the ivy, and the mistletoe. Holly, with its pricking leaves, white flowers, and red berries symbolizes the male reproductive urge. In fact, in the English carols…the holly is the male and the ivy is the female. This use of the plants was most likely BORROWED by the Christians along with other customs of the ROMAN SATURNALIA” (p. 22-23)

Ivy, holly’s mate, in ancient Grecian rites took its name from the girl who danced with such abandon and joy before Dionysius that she fell dead at his feet, then the pagan god, moved by her dance, turned her into the ivy that she might entwine whatever is near. Dionysius was the Greek version of the god of wine and revelry, another form of Bacchus, Tammuz, or Nimrod!

Says van Renterghem, further:

By absorbing such PAGAN FEASTS AND TRADITIONS, the Christian Church could subtly bring in its own theology: in this case, establishing the good Saint Nicholas, bringer of love and gifts, while grudgingly allowing the presence of the Olde Religion’s Herne/Pan, but only as a slave to Saint Nicholas. Thus, in parts of Europe, the Church turned Herne into Saint Nicholas’ captive, chained Dark Helper; none other than Satan, the Dark One, symbolic of all evil….

“In Holland and several other European countries, the Saint Nicholas figure is still highly esteemed. He appears as a tall, dignified, bearded, white-haired old man, dressed as a Catholic bishop, complete with cloak, mitre, and pastoral staff, a seemingly genuine Catholic saint, but with a bizarre, quite unsaintly habit of riding through the skies on a white horse, followed by his Dark Helper. It seems that our Catholic saint inherited some of these customs from the pagan god Wodan, who had also been a BEARDED, WHITE-HAIRED OLD MAN, also dressed in a hat and cloak, carried a staff (or spear), rode a white horse, and dragged along the same dark slave/helper on a chain” (p. 97).

Who was this Odin, or Woden, the original “Santa Claus“? He was the chief god of Norse mythology, a fierce fighter who carried a spear as his special weapon, and renown as a mighty hunter, and for his magical powers. Here is the declaration the below author declares of the connection between Odin/Wodan and Saint Nicholas:

“Wodan/Odin:…man’s friend, the mysterious Schimmel rider. Dragging his dark and devilish slave Eckhart along on a chain, he rides through the stormy skies. He leads the Wild Hunt, eluding, and finally subjugating, the powers of evil. He also wears a broad-brimmed hat, a wide mantel, holds his spear, and rides through the skies (replace his hat with a bishop’s mytre and the spear with a crozier, and we have the Dutch Saint Nicholas)” (p. 111).

In other words, Odin was another name for Nimrod.

Says Alexander Hislop, “The Wodan or Odin of Scandinavia can be proved to be the Adon of Babylon” (The Two Babylons, p. 133-134). Nimrod, Adon, or Adonis, of Babylon was the great “war-god.” Odin was the same. Nimrod, in the character of Bacchus, was the god of wine. Odin was said to partake of no other food but wine. The name of one of Odin’s sons, Balder, indicates the meaning of Odin’s own name. Balder is a form of the Chaldee Baal-zer, “The seed of Baal.” The Hebrew “z” in the later Chaldee frequently became a “d.” Baal and Adon both signify “Lord.” Since Balder is the “son of Baal,” as well as the “son of Adon,” or “Odin,” then Baal, Adon, and Odin must be the same person — representative of Nimrod, the first human to be deified and proclaimed by the pagans as a “god” after the Deluge!

Writes T. G. Crippen in Christmas and Christmas Lore,

“Now in December and the beginning of January there were several festivals which were intimately associated with the daily life of the Roman people. First, from the 17th to the 21st December, was the Saturnalia, the great Roman holiday….One might call it the Feast of Topsy-turveydom; when slaves were allowed for a few days to enjoy the semblance of freedom, were waited upon by their masters, and chose from amongst themselves a mock king to preside over their revels. Next, on the 22nd, came Sigillaria, the Feast of Dolls, when a fair was held, and dolls and other toys, mostly of earthenware, were given to children. Then, on 25th, came Brumalia, otherwise Dies Natalis Invicti Solis, The Birthday of the Unconquered Sun, when the days began to lengthen after the solstice…It is believed to have been instituted … by the emperor Aurelian, in honour of Mithras, the Persian sun-god…” (p. 8-9).

FACTS CONCERNING THE NEW ROMAN RELIGION CALLED, “CHRISTIANITY.”

  1. As early as 200 BCC, there were Pagan worshipers of Serapis that called themselves “Christians.”
  2. There were “Christians” in Egypt, Gnostic Sun-worshipers who knelt before huge ankhs (resembles the Christian Cross, with a loop above the transverse bar)
  3. The Serapis cult were worshipers of a Graeco-Egyptian sovereign and used this symbol at Alexandria, where the Emperor Hadrian wrote from Alexandria, saying: “Those who worship Serapis are Christians and those who call themselves Bishops of ‘Christ’ are vowed to Sarapis.”
  4. Alexandria was the launching point for this new fusion of a blended form of the Way of Yahusha with Babylon-inspired religions as we know today called, ‘Christianity,’ with the word “Christos” directly related to Krishna, Crestos and Chreston. These words literally mean “shining,” as they refer to the sun, with Krishna being the sun deity of the Hindu religion.
  5. Clement of Alenxandria said, “All who believe in Christ are called ‘Chestoi,’ that is good men.”
  6. Rome was the center of Christos Mithras worship.
  7. The word ‘Christianos’ was used in the Greek text as a device of scorn, since in the ancient world it conveyed a much different meaning that it does today.
  8. The use of the word ‘Christianos’ was a derisive, scornful label than meant they were like gullible, dumb, ‘beasts’ or ‘cretins.’
  9. Cretin: Noun — 1. A person suffering from cretinism. 2. A stupid, obtuse, or mentally defective person.; origin <French; Franco-Provencal dreitin, restin human being, literally, Christian (hence one who is human despite deformities) [Dictionary.com]
  10. Cretin: Noun — 1. Old-fashioned — a person afflicted with cretinism 2. Offensive — a person considered to be extremely stupid; From French cretin, from Swiss French crestin, from Latin Christianus Christian, alluding to the humanity of such people, despite their handicaps [Word English Dictionionary]
  11. Osiris and Mithras were both called “Chrestos,” which meant “good.”
  12. The word was adopted from Gnostic Paganism: The inscription “CHRESTOS” can be seen on a Mithra’s relief in the Vatican.
  13. During the time of Marcion, which war about 150 CE, Justin Martyr said that “Christians” were “Chrestor,” or “good men.”
  14. The Vatican was built upon ground that was previously devoted to the worship of Mithra (600 B.C.)
  15. The Orthodox Christian hierarchy is virtuously identical to the Mithraic version.
  16. Virtually all of the elements of Orthodox Christian rituals, from wafer, alter, doxology, etc. were all adopted from the Mirtha and earlier Babylonian Pagan Mystery Religions.
  17. Emperor Constantine brought leading religious leaders together to strengthen his kingdom by uniting them all through a common Faith of part Way of Yahusha mixed together with part of his Babyonian-inspired religions, and then proclaimed that Christmas (Mirthras/Osiris/Baal-the Lord) was to be celebrated on December 25th, during the Winter Solstice.
  18. Easter (Ishtar), also known as the mother of Baal (The Lord), which is pronounced, “Easter,” was a day that commemorated the resurrection of Tammuz, which is the sovereign of the Cross and represents the letter “T” in his name.
  19. The Tau cross was a symbol of the Roman sovereign Mithras and the Greek sovereign Attis, with their forerunner again being Tammuz, the Babylonian solar or sun sovereign, who was associated with fish, and the “T” for the cross, and being a solar sovereign,  his death and resurrection was celebrated every summer (Easter).
  20. Christianity as we know it today is a blend of Catholicism and Babylonian Mystery Religions that all started with Nimrod, Tammuz and Semiramis, with Constantine demanding obedience to his mandates of all bishops, elders and teachers, all of which were appointed by him. If any Jew wanted to become a Christian, he must adhere to Constantine’s Creed — 325 C.E.
  21. Constantine’s 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 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 my soul be set down with Satan and the devils.”
  22. Furthermore, any follower of the “Jewish Messiah” (Yahusha Ha’Mashiach) who wanted to join the “holy community” was compelled to adopt a different set of rules and customs: “I accept all customs, rites, legalisms, 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 “So! dei” (Day of the Sun), all new chants and observances, and all the foods and drinks of the Romans, every new law, rite and custom, of Rome, and the New Roman Religion.”

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Serapis

Wikipedia — Sol InvictusThe Philocalian calendar of AD 354 gives a festival of “Natalis Invicti” on 25 December. There is limited evidence that this festival was celebrated before the mid-4th century. The idea that Christians chose to celebrate the birth of Jesus on 25 December because this was the date of an already existing festival of the Sol Invictus was expressed in an annotation to a manuscript of a work by 12th-century Syrian bishop Jacob Bar-Salibi. The scribe who added it wrote: “It was a custom of the Pagans to celebrate on the same 25 December the birthday of the Sun, at which they kindled lights in token of festivity. In these solemnities and revelries the Christians also took part. Accordingly when the doctors of the Church perceived that the Christians had a leaning to this festival, they took counsel and resolved that the true Nativity should be solemnised on that day.”

” Invictus (“Unconquered, Invincible“) was an epithet for several deities of classical Roman religion, including the supreme deity Jupiter, the war god MarsHerculesApollo and Silvanus.[8] It had been in use from the 3rd century BC.[9] The Roman cult to Sol is continuous from the “earliest history” of the city until the institution of Christianity as the exclusive state religion.

 
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Serapis: Wikis — Serapis (Latin spelling, or Sarapis in Greek) was a syncretic Hellenistic-Egyptian god in Antiquity. His most renowned temple was the Serapeum of Alexandria.[1] Under Ptolemy Soter … a Greek-style anthromorphic statue was chosen as the idol, and proclaimed as the equivalent of the highly popular Apis.[2] It was named Aser-hapi (i.e. Osiris-Apis), which became Serapis, and was said to be Osiris in full, rather than just his Ka (life force).
 

HISTORY: The earliest mention of a Serapis is in the disputed death scene of Alexander (323 BC).[3] Here, Serapis has a temple at Babylon…

the cult was forbidden by the Theodosian decree.

The early Alexandrian Christian community appears to have been rather syncretic in their worship of Serapis and Jesus and would prostrate themselves without distinction between the two.[5] A letter inserted in the Augustan History, ascribed to the Emperor Hadrian, refers to the worship of Serapis by residents of Egypt who described themselves as Christians, and Christian worship by those claiming to worship Serapis, suggesting a great confusion of the cults and practices:

The land of Egypt, the praises of which you have been recounting to me, my dear Servianus, I have found to be wholly light-minded, unstable, and blown about by every breath of rumour. There those who worship Serapis are, in fact, Christians, and those who call themselves bishops of Christ are, in fact, devotees of Serapis. There is no chief of the Jewish synagogue, no Samaritan, no Christian presbyter, who is not an astrologer, a soothsayer, or an anointer. Even the Patriarch himself, when he comes to Egypt, is forced by some to worship Serapis, by others to worship Christ.[6]

THE COUNCIL OF NICAEA 325AD CREATES THE DOCTRINE AND THE GOD — From Cuthulan’s Blog

About four years prior to chairing the Council, Constantine had been initiated into the religious order of Sol Invictus, one of the two thriving cults that regarded the Sun as the one and only Supreme God (the other was Mithraism). Because of his Sun worship, he instructed Eusebius to convene the first of three sittings on the summer solstice, 21 June 325 (Catholic Encyclopedia, New Edition, vol. i, p. 792), Sabinius, Bishop of Hereclea, who was in attendance, said,”Excepting Constantine himself and Eusebius Pamphilius, they were a set of illiterate, simple creatures who understood nothing”(Secrets of the Christian Fathers, Bishop J. W. Sergerus, 1685,1897 reprint). It was at that puerile assembly, and with so many cults represented, that a total of 318 “bishops, priests, deacons, subdeacons, acolytes and exorcists” gathered to debate and decide upon a unified belief system that encompassed only one god (An Apology for Christianity , op. cit.).

The names of 53 gods were tabled for discussion. “As yet, no God had been selected by the council, and so they balloted in order to determine that matter… For one year and five months the balloting lasted…” (God’s Book of Eskra, Prof. S.L. MacGuire’s translation, Salisbury, 1922, chapter xlviii,paragraphs 36, 41).

Constantine returned to the gathering to discover that the presbyters had not agreed on a new deity but had balloted down to a shortlist of five prospects: Caesar, Krishna,Mithra, Horus and Zeus (Historia Ecclesiastica, Eusebius, c.325). Constantine was the ruling spirit at Nicaea and he ultimately decided upon a new god for them. To involve Celtic/Gaulic factions, he ruled that the name of the great Druid god, Hesus,(Greeks and Romans worshipped this god as Zeus) be joined with the Eastern Saviour-god, Krishna (Krishna is Sanskrit for Christ), and thus Hesus Krishna would be the official name of the new Roman god. A vote was taken and it was with a majority show of hands (161 votes to 157) that both divinities became one God.(Historia Ecclesiastica, Eusebius, c.325)

 
Finally, let’s explore the world-wide cost in human terms that these two holidays bring to the earth, as Elohim NEVER, EVER told anyone to celebrate them, and we’ll expose Christians, for their Christianity IS the “reason for the season.”

How many people go into financial difficulties? How many fires are started BECAUSE of Christmas celebrations? And how many people get injured, or killed BECAUSE they celebrated Christmas? One could argue that the entire world is depended upon the Christmas holiday in one way or another economically, since the few weeks surrounding Christmas determines a cornucopia of business decisions, including whether businesses will hire, fire or close down their doors for ever. And the Christians who use Charles Dickenson’s “Scrooge” (Scrooge was a Jew) label or other label to try in intimidate others, it is YOU who are fostering Spiritual Idolatry upon the entire world as ‘Little Whores’ of the Great Whore!

In conclusion, Christianity is based upon the Babylonian Mystery Religion of Nimrod/ Tammuz/Semiramis, with the Great Whore, the Vatican, spreading Babylonian abominations throughout the world, with Little Whores spreading other Babylonian-inspired abominations throughout the world.

And, remember also the times when the prophets (Psalms 137:8; Isaiah 47:1; Jeremiah 50:42; 51:33; Zachariah 2:7) called Israel the “daughter of Babel.” And also rremember that Elohim called Abram (Genesis 11:31; Nehemiah 9:7) out of Babylon (Ur, within the Babylonia plains).

So, what’s in a name, anyway –Babylon, Nimrod Tammuz or otherwise? Yasha-Yahu (Isaiah) means “Salvation of Yah.” Yirme-Yahu (Jeremiah) means “Exultation of Yah.” Eli-Yahu means “My El is Yahuah.” Mattith-Yahu (Mathew) means “Gift of Yah.” Yahu-dah (Judah) means “Yah be Praised. The name Jezebel means [Woman of Baal]. This woman led Israel into national apostasy to follow other sovereigns. There was no rain in Israel for 1260 days. [James 5:17]. Just as prophesied by Moses should Israel go after other sovereigns. [Deu 11:16,17].

Natsarim and Nazirite — RELATED WORDS

Natsar  = nun, Tsadee, resh 

Nazir = nun, zayin, yod, resh 

The original Hebrew for “Nazarene”  is based upon the root word, “Natsar,” which means to ‘watch,’ and this is because the area around the burg Natsareth was named for it, hence the word “Gennetsaret” (vale of Netsar), which refers to the whole district, with the town being situated on high ground, and providing a panoramic view of the surroundings.

And the “brow of the hill” that Yahusha’s townfolk tried to throw Him over gave the name to the town itself, Natsareth  (natsar, the root), and  hence means “watchtower,” with the Natsarim by extension being “watchmen,”  fulfilling the prophecies of YashaYahu 11:1, YirmeYahu 31:6, and Zec. 6:12. And His actual NAME is revealed at ZekarYah 3 (ZekarYah 3: 6 And the messenger of Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH witnessed to Yahusha, saying…”Now listen, Yahusha the high priest, you and your companions who sit before you, for they are men of symbol. For look, I am bringing forth My Servant — the Branch.”)

The change in vowels forms the root “netser,” meaning “branch,” and it’s like a synonym, but has the same spelling.

“He shall be called a Natsarene” (Mt. 2:23) is referring to “netser,” meaning “branch,” and “natsar,” meaning “to watch.” So, Believers in Yahusha can be called both branches and watchmen for this reason, also keeping in mind that Yahusha said, “I am the vine, you are the branches” (Yahuchanon 15:5).

The FACT is that the original followers of Yahusha were NOT known as “Christians,” but, instead were known as the “Natsarim” (the plural of Natsari). And you will notice the “sect of the Nazarenes” written in your translations at Acts 24:5.

As far as the “J” in Jehovah,  it was unknown in any alphabet until the 14th century. And the root word “hovah” or “avah” in Hebrew means “wicked or perverse.” Even if you took the letter “J” off and added a “Y” to be “Yehovah,” it still would not be the letters contained in the Father’s true Name. Yahuah Elohim is intertwined in all of His creation, and the “El” of Elohim is also in the name of messengers, prophets, apostles and others. A-men (pronounced: aw-mane)

The Son’s Name is spelled “YHWSHA” or “YHUSHA,” and the Hebrew letters are Yod, Hey, Uau, Shin, Ayin (יהושע), and is pronounced YAH-OO-SHA. Yahusha means Yah is Salvation” or “Yahuah Saves,” and is taken from the root word “Yasha,” meaning salvation. He was sent as a Savior for the world, “And there is no deliverance in anyone else, for there is no Name under the heavens given among men by which we need to be saved.” [Acts 4:12]

Semiramis the mother of Tammuz T Mark of Tammuz Aphrodite

T written in Egyptian hieroglyics CROSS Mark of Tammuz on forehead of Aphrodite (Semiramis the mother of Tammuz

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This is Tammuz/ whom the Greeks called Bacchus, with the srosses on his head-band

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And breastplates of priests and warriors alike in honor of Tammuz. The cross a representation of “T” in Tammuz and his symbol “x”

Here is an article entitled, ‘Mystery Babylon,’ the ‘Great Whore’ of Revelation is Revealed! The Vatican is in Rome, Built Within “Seven Hills” Which the “City” Sits Upon

And one final note to all those Christians who CHOOSE to “revere” — but NOT to “fear” and “dread” Elohim — and to those who spread falsehoods about the Jewish Savior coming before the revealing of the anti-messiah: Your falsehoods will fail, and here is your future:

Yeshayahu Chapters 1-5

Yeshayahu Chapters 60-66

Yeshayahu Chapters 6-35: For I Have Heard From The Master YHWH Of Hosts, A Destruction Decreed Upon All The Earth. Give Ear And Hear My Voice, Listen And Hear My Word.

The “Rapture”: Yahusha is Coming With Fire, Few Will Be ‘Caught Away’ By His Second Coming; Frightfully, People Will Call on Rocks To Fall on Them!

Mark of the Beast 666: Coming Soon to A Town Near You on Planet Earth! With Buying or Selling Forbidden Unless You Serve Satan

2 Corinthians 6:17 “Therefore, Come out from among them and be separate, says Yahuah, and do not touch what is unclean and I shall receive you. And I shall be a Father to you and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says Yahuah the Almighty.”

Thanks for listening, 777denny

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Christians can learn something from a Pagan.

Christians can learn something from a Pagan.

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Who Are The “Natsarim”; The “Christians”; The “Catholics”; The “Protestants”; The “Sabbatarians”?

Who were the original followers of the Jewish Messiah? Was Christianity the original “sect” spoken of in scripture concerning the followers of Messiah? Who were the original Protestants? Were most of the early Christian “Church Fathers” antisemitic? Were the scripture translations afterwards tainted by Gentile Christians who sought to usher in Pagan “holidays” and shun Jewish festivals, persecuting Jews and all who didn’t follow their new teachings? Who are “Sabbatarians”? These questions and more will be answered below so that the Truth can finally be told — after so many years of continual falsehoods being told.

I am going to start out by giving you scripture that will enlighten us all to what the name of the people who were the first followers of the Jewish Messiah, or “Mashiach” or “The Anointed One” were called.

Acts 24:5 “For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.”

Acts 11:25-26: “Then Barnabah went to Tarsos to seek Sha’ul, and having found him, he brought him to Antioch. And it came to be that for an entire year they came together in the assembly and taught large numbers. And the taught ones were called ‘Natsarim’ first in Antioch.”

Act 24:5-6: “For having found this man a plague, who stirs up dissension among all the Yahuḏim throughout the world and a ringleader of the sect of the Natsarim, who also tried to profane the Set- Apart Place and whom we seized and wished to judge him according to our law.”

1 Peter 4:16: “But if one suffers being Natsarim, let him not be ashamed, but let him esteem Elohim in this matter.”

And did you notice that Paul was considered to be the ringleader of a sect called the Nazarenes (Natsarim)? I will be bringing up Paul’s name later as I discuss the Sabbatarians, who mostly detest — and even disavow — Paul’s testimony in scripture.

The original Hebrew for “Nazarene” is based on the root “natsar,” which means to watch. And this is because the area around the burg Natsareth was named for it, hence the word “Gennetsaret” (vale of Netsar)  referred to the whole district. This root word used points to the fact that the town was situated on high ground, which provided a panoramic view of the surroundings.

In fact, the “brow of the hill” which the townsfolk tried to throw the Messiah over gave the name to the town itself. Natsareth (natsar, the root) hence means “watchtower,” and Natsarenes are by extension “watchmen.”

The original followers of the Jewish Messiah were known as “Natsarim” (the plural of Natsari), as you saw above the “sect of the Nazarenes” written in your translations at Acts 24:5.

The Natsarim were known to follow ‘The Way’ and were easily identified due to their use of the Name. The Name of the Heavenly Elohim was banned and forbidden to be used by those practicing Judaism. But the Natsarim used His Name regularly — as did Yahusha Messiah. They also did not teach the traditions of Judaism, which was referred to as the traditions of men.

Revelation 12:17: And the dragon was enraged with the woman and he went to fight with the remnant of her seed, those guarding the commands of Elohim and possessing the witness of Yahusha-paleo Messiah (The Natsarim).

Jerome (Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus) acknowledged the existence of the Natsarim, and had contact with one of them who validated the meaning of “He shall be called a Natsari” (from Mt. 2:23). The Natsari who spoke with Sophronius/Jerome was quoting from a text he referred to as the apocryphon of YirmeYahu (Jeremiah):

The interesting thing about the quote from Jerome  is that it attests that Natsarim actually existed during the 4th century:

“Recently I read in a certain Hebrew book
that a Hebrew from the Natsarim sect brought to me,
the apocryphon of YirmeYahu, in which I found this text
written word for word.”
(Jerome; Commentary on Matthew 2:23)

It seems that the “Hebrew” from the sect of the Natsarim is most likely pointing out YirmeYahu (Jeremiah) 31:5.

The Catechetical School of Alexandria, Egypt and the “church fathers” who were trained and taught there, developed what ultimately became “Christianity,” and later Roman “Universalism,” Catholicism. What these early “church fathers” of Alexandria wrote about a certain “sect,” the Natsarim, may be of interest to those who actually want to trace back to their roots of their beliefs.

Many of these early “Christians” were former sun-worshippers that adopted a belief in the Mashiach (Messiah) of Yisrael, Yahusha. They worked predominantly with Greek texts, yet from reading their Greek letters, we can quickly discern that they despised the ”Natsarim.” One of these Church Fathers’ indicated that these Natsarim possessed the writings of MattithYahu (Matthew), and stated that they were in Hebrew letters, as they had been originally written. These facts clearly contradict what most people today have been led to believe about the original followers of Yahusha. And due to the “Church Fathers,” the Hebrew/Yisra’elite roots of the faith were suppressed, and only the Greek roots were developed, written about and mostly followed.

Romans 11:16-22: ” Now if the first-fruit is set-apart, the lump is also. And if the root is set-apart, so are the branches. And if some of the branches were broken off and you, being a WILD OLIVE TREE, have been GRAFTED IN among them and came to share the root and fatness of the olive tree, do NOT boast against the branches. And if you boast, remember: you do NOT bear the root, but the root bears you! You shall say then, “The branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” Good! By unbelief they were broken off and you stand by belief. Do NOT be arrogant, but FEAR. For if Elohim did NOT spare the natural branches, He might NOT spare you either. See then the kindness and the SHARPNESS of Elohim: on those who fell sharpness, but toward you kindness, IF you continue in His kindness, otherwise you also shall be cut off.”

Please understand that it seems that the two most uniform traits among all the “Church Fathers” was their condemnation of the Natsarim, and their rabid anti-Semitism.

Origen of Alexandria taught at the Catechetical School of Alexandria and succeed Clement as Head of the School.

Origen lived from 185 to 254 CE and was self-castrated and a vegetarian, like Clement.

Tertullian and Irenaeus were contemporaries of Orign, and were Classically Educated  in Paganism, and error was adopted.

Through modern seminaries (seed-plots) promote the teachings of the “Church Fathers”, Greek and Egyptian men sought to eliminate the former Natsarim, and the Natsarim were spoken against by those in authority back in the days of Shaul (Paul):

“And we think it right to hear from you what you think, for indeed, concerning this sect, we know that it is spoken against everywhere.”  (ACT 28:22).

Acts 11:28 “…And it came to be that for an entire year they came together in the assembly and taught large numbers. And the taught ones were called ‘Natsarim’ first in Antioch.”

This sect, the NATSARIM, was suppressed by the early Church Fathers, and by the developing hierarchy at the earliest formal school of Christianity — THE CATECHETICAL SCHOOL OF ALEXANDRIA (FOUNDED CIRCA 190 CE)

The term by which the early followers of Yahusha of Natsarith were called is found at Acts 24:5, misspelled “Nazarenes.”

IRENAEUS was a mid-2nd century “Church Father” who held that the bishops provided the only safe-guard against false interpretation of Scripture, which laid the groundwork toward papal primacy. Also, in his battle against Gnosticism, and in the interest of unity, he maintained that Doctrinal Authority had to be solely established by Episcopal “Councils.” “Episcopal” means ‘Governed by Bishops,’ and this laid a foundation for later Nicolaitanes and a hierarchical chain of command, culminating in the fascism known as the Roman Catholic Church. Catholic means “universal” in Latin, so Irenaeus’ vision for Unity of Doctrine did actually become a reality.

And for centuries after the resurrection of Yahusha, false teachers arose to draw away disciples after themselves, just as Shaul (Paul) predicted would occur in Acts chapter 20.

Acts 20:27 “For I know this, that after MY DEPARTURE (emphasis is mine) savage wolves shall come in among you, NOT SPARING THE FLOCK. Also from among yourselves men shall arise, speaking DISTORTED TEACHINGS, to draw away the taught ones after them selves.”

And Yahuah tells us not to learn the ways of the Heathen, nor serve Him in their way. Dt. 12:30-32

The fourth century “Church Father,” Epiphanius, gave a detailed description of the Natsarim,  (SPEAKING AS A DRAGON):

“We shall now especially consider heretics who…call themselves Nazarenes; they are mainly Jews and nothing else. They make use not only of the New Testament, but they also use in a way the Old Testament of the Jews; for they do not forbid the books of the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings… so that they are approved of by the Jews, from whom the Nazarenes do not differ in anything, and they profess all the dogmas pertaining to the prescriptions of the Law and to the customs of the Jews, except they believe in Messiah. They preach that there is but one God, and His Son Yeshua the Messiah. But they are very learned in the Hebrew language; for they, like the Jews, read the whole Law, then the Prophets…They differ from the Jews because they believe in Messiah, and from the Christians in that they are to this day bound to the Jewish rites, such as circumcision, the Sabbath, and other ceremonies. They have the Good news according to Matthew in its entirety in Hebrew. For it is clear that they still preserve this, in the Hebrew alphabet, as it was originally written.”

Epiphanius is informing us that the Nazarenes were different from what he called the “Christians” and “Jews,” and since he lived three hundred years after Yahusha Messiah arrived, the “Nazarenes” and the “Christians” could ONLY be TWO SEPARATE GROUPS at that time!

And there is evidence that the Natsarim Sect continued to exist until at least the 13th century. The Catholic writings of Bonacursus entitled ‘Against the Heretics’ refers to “Nazarenes,” who were also called ‘Pasagini’. Bonacursus says, (SPEAKING AS A DRAGON):

“Let those who are not yet acquainted with them, please note how perverse their belief and doctrine are. First, they teach that we should obey the Law of Moses according to the letter — the Sabbath, and circumcision, and the legal precepts still being in force. Furthermore, to increase their error, they condemn and reject all the Church Fathers, and the whole Roman Church.”

In his book “Judeo-Christianity,” Professor Simon disagreed with what Mr. Epiphanius had to say regarding the “Nazarenes. In an effort to CORRECT HISTORY, the Catholic Professor wrote:

“They (meaning the Nazarenes) are characterized essentially by their tenacious attachment to Jewish observances. If they became heretics in the eyes of the Mother Church, it is simply because they remained fixed on outmoded positions.”

[However...] “They well represent (although Epiphanius is energetically refusing to admit it) the very direct descendants of that primitive community, of which our author knows that is was designated by the Jews, by the same name, of Nazarenes.” [French Catholic Professor and First Century Assembly expert Marcel Simon, Judeo-christianisme, pp 47-48]

Himself a practicing Roman Catholic, Marcel Simon professed that is was indeed NOT the Catholic Christians, but rather the “Nazarenes” who were the “very DIRECT DESCENDANTS of that primitive community,” called the “Nazarenes.”

And by this he means that the “Nazarenes” — and NOT the Catholics — are the DIRECT, spiritual DESCENDANTS of the Apostles of the New Covenant!!!

And the very first Believers in Yahusha were called ‘The Way‘ (comes from ( John 14:6/ Acts 9:2, 19: 9, 23, 22:4 and 24:22).

“Christianity,” in its modern form, it seems was likely started by Simon Magnus (Simon the Magician), who is mentioned in Acts Chapter 8, and who attempted to purchase the power of Elohim, and is actually buried under the altar of “St. Peter’s Cathedral” in Rome. ”Christianity” was later made the Official State Religion of Rome by Constantine. In fact, the Vatican is the Great Whore spoken of in scripture.

Christianity” was certainly not started by “Saint Peter”, Paul, or Yahusha Messiah.

And did you know that there were “Christians” before the Natsarim were started by Yahusha?

Followers of Serapis (a Pagan sovereign) in 300 B.C. were known as “Kristianos.” The Greek term Chrestoi means “good men,” which was applied to the followers of Sarapis for three centuries before Yahusha Messiah arrived. (From Serapis dictionary entry: [There those who worship Serapis are, in fact, Christians, and those who call themselves bishops of Christ are, in fact, devotees of Serapis.]) It is a fact of language that the term “Christian” simply means cretin, idiot, stupid, mentally defective.

“For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Yahudim throughout the world and a ringleader of the sect (G139, hairesis) of the Nazarenes (G3480).”  The Greek word hairesis above gives us our word “heresy” translated “sect.” So we know the “sect” being spoken of was not the Christians, because Christians developed later. The word christianos was used twice in the Greek text as a device of scorn, since in the ancient world it conveyed a much different sense than it does today. The use of the word christianos did not “name” the sect, but it was a derisive, scornful label that meant they were like gullible, dumb beasts, or “cretins”.

The word “christianos” (Latin, Christianus) was a term of scorn, traced back through a related word which history never “revised”:

cre·tin   (krēt’n) n.

1.  A person afflicted with cretinism.

Slang:  An idiot.

[French crétin, from French dialectal, deformed and mentally retarded person found in certain Alpine valleys, from Vulgar Latin *christiānus, Christian, human being, poor fellow, from Latin Chrīstiānus, Christian; see Christian.] Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company.  Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

The word “watchmen” is the Hebrew word NATSARIM, and means guardians, protectors, preservers, and also means “branches”, as in “descendants”.  Immediately, we see the connection with Yahusha’s words about Him being the Root, and His students the “branches,” the off-spring of His teachings. The name by which most Believers are called has no Greek roots; the Hebrew roots of our name are profound.

And what about the term “God”? The 1945 Encyclopedia Americana has this to say under to topic “GOD”:

“GOD (god); Common Teutonic word for personal object of religious worship, formerly applicable to super-human beings of heathen myth; on conversion of Teutonic races to Christianity, term was applied to Supreme Being.”

We are to be the Hebrew word “qadosh,” meaning we are to be set-apart, not “holy.” And Brown, Driver and Briggs (BDB) list the meaning of the word as separation” or withdrawal.” 

And how do we become saved? Yahusha tells us below:

“And Yahusha came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on Earth. Therefore, go and make Taught Ones of all the nations, immersing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Set-apart Spirit, teaching them to guard all that I have commanded you. And see, I am with you always, until the end of the age.’”

And we are spoken of here:

“And in her was found the blood of Prophets and Set-Apart Ones, and of all who were slain on the Earth.” Rev 18:24

When we become saved, we enter a Covenant, which is a marriage between YHWH and Yisra’el, His bride. Yisra’el is the only “denomination,” and the Natsarim are an elect group within Yisra’el, as they are called by Yahusha as workers in His up-coming harvest of mankind to become Natsarim (Believers in The Way of Yahusha ‘Mashiach'; Taught Ones of The Way of Yahusha ‘Messiah'; Brethren of The Way of Yahusha ‘The Anointed One’ or ‘Redeemer’ or ‘Savoir — but NOT ‘Christ’). We are Gentiles and Hebrews. We are all grafted into Yisra’el.

Natsarim, or followers of Yahusha, are those who “obey Yahuah’s Commandments and hold to the testimony of Yahusha” (Rev 12:17).

Natsarim are watchmen (Natsarim, Acts 24:5, Jer. 31:6 meaning also branches), and consider all Believers to be on the path to redemption through repentance, immersion in the Name of Yahusha, and obedience to the Covenant of Yahusha, through the Set-Apart-Spirit of Elohim. We are to believe in the Name of Yahusha Messiah and become immersed under water in His Name to receive remission of sin and receive the Set-Apart Spirit of Elohim. Then we are to live as a new creature in Yahusha Messiah to be set-apart from sin and to to good unto all men – and even our enemies as we can — and especially to love the Brethren in Messiah Yahusha, as we try to love YHWH with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength until out last breath.

And here is the Name of the Creator that was restored to the text in one of its original ancient Hebrew forms: 

Now let’s look at the “Reformation” or the beginning of the people who now call themselves “Protestants.”

Martin Luther is credited by Christians as the leader of the Reformation Movement, so let’s only look at only a SMALL (for lack of space) portion of his antisemitism writings.

Martin Luther – 1543: On The Jews and Their Lies

“What then shall we Christians do with this damned, rejected race of Jews? Since they live among us and we know about their lying and blasphemy and cursing, we can not tolerate them if we do not wish to share in their lies, curses, and blasphemy. In this way we cannot quench the inextinguishable fire of divine rage nor convert the Jews. We must prayerfully and reverentially practice a merciful severity. Perhaps we may save a few from the fire and flames [of hell]. We must not seek vengeance. They are surely being punished a thousand times more than we might wish them. Let me give you my honest advice.

“First, their synagogues should be set on fire, and whatever does not burn up should be covered or spread over with dirt so that no one may ever be able to see a cinder or stone of it. And this ought to be done for the honor of God and of Christianity in order that God may see that we are Christians, and that we have not wittingly tolerated or approved of such public lying, cursing, and blaspheming of His Son and His Christians.

“Secondly, their homes should likewise be broken down and destroyed. For they perpetrate the same things there that they do in their synagogues. For this reason they ought to be put under one roof or in a stable, like gypsies, in order that they may realize that they are not masters in our land, as they boast, but miserable captives, as they complain of incessantly before God with bitter wailing.

“Thirdly, they should be deprived of their prayer-books and Talmuds in which such idolatry, lies, cursing, and blasphemy are taught.

“Fourthly, their rabbis must be forbidden under threat of death to teach any more…

“Fifthly, passport and traveling privileges should be absolutely forbidden to the Jews. For they have no business in the rural districts since they are not nobles, nor officials, nor merchants, nor the like. Let them stay at home…If you princes and nobles do not close the road legally to such exploiters, then some troop ought to ride against them, for they will learn from this pamphlet what the Jews are and how to handle them and that they ought not to be protected. You ought not, you cannot protect them, unless in the eyes of God you want to share all their abomination…

“To sum up, dear princes and nobles who have Jews in your domains, if this advice of mine does not suit you, then find a better one so that you and we may all be free of this insufferable devilish burden – the Jews…”

John Calvin, who believed in “predestination,” was also antisemitic. And “predestination” means that if one is going to enter Hell or Heaven, they have already been preordained, and nothing can be done about it.

John Calvin: A Response To Questions and Objections of a Certain Jew

“Their [the Jews] rotten and unbending stiffneckedness deserves that they be oppressed unendingly and without measure or end and that they die in their misery without the pity of anyone.”

Excerpt from “Ad Quaelstiones et Objecta Juaei Cuiusdam Responsio,” by John Calvin; The Jew in Christian Theology, Gerhard Falk, McFarland and Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC and London, 1931.

Here are some more antisemitic quotes from early “church fathers”:

Peter the Venerable — known as “the meekest of men, a model of Christian charity”:

“Yes, you Jews. I say, do I address you; you, who till this very day, deny the Son of God. How long, poor wretches, will ye not believe the truth? Truly I doubt whether a Jew can be really human… I lead out from its den a monstrous animal, and show it as a laughing stock in the amphitheater of the world, in the sight of all the people. I bring thee forward, thou Jew, thou brute beast, in the sight of all men.”

From “The Roots of Christian Anti-Semitism” by Malcolm Hay

Augustine (c. 354-430 A.D.), Confessions, 12.14

“How hateful to me are the enemies of your Scripture! How I wish that you would slay them (the Jews) with your two-edged sword, so that there should be none to oppose your word! Gladly would I have them die to themselves and live to you!”

John Chrysostom (344-407 A.D.) — One of the “greatest” of church fathers;  A missionary preacher famous for his sermons and addresses, also known as “The Golden Mouthed.” 

“The synagogue is worse than a brothel…it is the den of scoundrels and the repair of wild beasts…the temple of demons devoted to idolatrous cults…the refuge of brigands and dabauchees, and the cavern of devils. It is a criminal assembly of Jews…a place of meeting for the assassins of Christ… a house worse than a drinking shop…a den of thieves, a house of ill fame, a dwelling of iniquity, the refuge of devils, a gulf and a abyss of perdition.”…”I would say the same things about their souls… As for me, I hate the synagogue…I hate the Jews for the same reason.”

From “The Roots of Christian Anti-Semitism” by Malcolm Hay

Origen of Alexandria (185-254 A.D.) — A ecclesiastical writer and teacher who contributed to the early formation of “Christian” doctrines.

“We may thus assert in utter confidence that the Jews will not return to their earlier situation, for they have committed the most abominable of crimes, in forming this conspiracy against the Savior of the human race…hence the city where Jesus suffered was necessarily destroyed, the Jewish nation was driven from its country, and another people was called by God to the blessed election.”

Now let’s look at the Catholic Church, or better known as the “Vatican,” and its history of antisemitism, along with its persecutions and “Crusades” or “Inquisitions.”

The Inquisitions (Roman, Medieval, and Spanish) were perpetrated upon the Peoples of Europe, with an estimated 3 million murdered and about 300,000 burned at the stake in Spain alone.

A Catholic historian commenting on the Spanish Inquisition wrote:

“When Napoleon conquered Spain in 1808, a Polish officer in his army, Colonel Lemanouski, reported that the Dominicans [in charge of the Inquisition] blockaded themselves in their monastery…the inquisitors denied the existence of any torture chambers. The soldiers searched the monastery and discovered them under the floors. The chambers were full of prisoners, all naked, many insane. The French troops, used to cruelty and blood, could not stomach the sight. They emptied the torture-chambers, laid gunpowder to the monastery and blew the place up.”

And Church historian Bishop William Shaw Kerr writes:

“The most ghastly abomination of all was the system of torture. The accounts of its cold-blooded operations make one shudder at the capacity of human beings for cruelty. And it was decreed and regulated by the popes who claim to represent Christ on earth…

“Careful notes were taken not only of all that was confessed by the victim, but of his shrieks, cries, lamentations, broken interjections and appeals for mercy. The most moving things in the literature of the Inquisition are not the accounts of their sufferings left by the victims but the sober memoranda kept by the officers of the tribunals…there is no intention to shock us.”

Also, Emelio Martinez writes in a book published in 1909: “To these three million victims [documented by Llorente] should be added the thousands upon thousands of Jews and Moors deported from their homeland…In just one year, 1481, and just in Seville, the Holy Office [of the Inquisition] burned 2000 persons; the bones and effigies of another 2000…and another 16,000 were condemned to varying sentences.”

Even Peter de Rosa acknowledges that the RCC “was responsible for persecuting Jews, for the Inquisition, for slaughtering heretics by the thousand, for reintroducing torture into Europe as part of the judicial process.”

In 1096, Pope Urban II was the impetus of the first crusade to retake Jerusalem from the Muslims, with one of the Crudaders’ first acts upon taking Jerusalem “for Holy Mother Church” was to put the Jews into a synagogue and set it on fire.

Here is a book entitled: “The Popes Against Jews: The Vatican’s Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-semitism

Here is a list of compiled quotes from Popes of the Roman Catholic Church wherein they taught:

That the Jews are cursed for murdering Jesus

That the Jews are cursed to be traitors like Judas

That the Jews are cursed to be unscrupulous money grubbers, like Judas

That the Jews are cursed to be outcasts like Cain, segregated from the rest of the society within which they live

That the Jews are cursed to be distinguished from everyone else by an identifying mark, like Cain

That the Jews are cursed to be outcasts, periodically ejected from the nations amongst whom they live, like Cain

That the Jews are cursed to be slaves like Esau

Here is a list of instances where Christians expelled the Jews in line with the teachings and exhortations of the Catholic Church.

And how about this: ‘THIS anthology which brings together texts from the main Catholic theorists of Germany, from Gorres to Vogelsang, MAKES US BELIEVE THAT NATIONAL-SOCIALISM [NAZISM] WAS BORN OUT OF CATHOLIC IDEAS‘.(113)

Here we have the Vatican conducting beatification of Pope Pius IX, a deeply ingrained antisemitic within the Catholic Church, who reigned from 1846 to 1878, and was beatified by Pope John-Paul II on September 3 in a ceremony attended by thousands of pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in 2000.

In fact, the Vatican is the “Great Whore” spoken of in scripture.

Here are the “Religious Luciferian Symbols” the Vatican uses.

Here is the history of the sign of the cross and it’s idolatrous usage by the Vatican.

cross pagan Egyptian Osiris

Note that the Isra’elites carried along their idols from Egypt, with the women wearing earrings and other jewelry — which was almost always an image of the “sovereign” or “sovereignness.” These women had spent 400 years worshiping Osiris, which was pictured as a tiny or large golden calf.

Apis was the beast-sovereign of ancient Egypt, and was also known as Mnevis and Onuphis. This Apis / Mnevis / Onuphis (Apis) was regarded as the avatar or Incarnation of the god Osiris, whose soul, it was said, had transmigrated into the body of a bull.

Bacchus Babylonian Messiah head band covering a person

When one considers that the Buddhist, like the Babylonian cross, was the recognized emblem of Tammuz (Eze 8:14), who was known as the mistletoe branch, or “All-heal,” then one can understand just how the sacred Initial should be represented as covered with leaves,with Rome adopting and calling it the

“Medicine which preserves the healthful, heals the sick, and does what mere human power alone could never do.”

To identify Tammuz with the sun it was joined sometimes to the circle of the sun as in figure on left; sometimes it was inserted in the circle, as in figure on right.

Phallwinged T for Tammuz with the sun

This Pagan symbol seems first to have crept into the Christian Church in Egypt, with a statement of Tertullian showing that Christianity had completely adopted that Pagan symbol. The first form of that which is called the Christian Cross and found on Christian monuments in Egypt, is the unequivocal Pagan Tau, or Egyptian “Sign of life. “Statement of Sir G. Wilkinson:

“A still more curious fact may be mentioned respecting this hieroglyphical character [the Tau], that the early Christians of Egypt adopted it in lieu of the cross, which was afterwards substituted for it, prefixing it to inscriptions in the same manner as the cross in later times. For, though Dr. Young had some scruples in believing the statement of Sir A. Edmonstone, that it holds that position in the sepulchres of the great Oasis, I can attest that such is the case, and that numerous inscriptions, headed by the Tau, are preserved to the present day on early Christian monuments.”

See image of Bacchus below and take note of the sign of the cross and the instruments of Apollo (Apollyon, Abaddon)

Bacchus with cross instruments of Apollo (Apollyon, Abaddon)

And not only that, but there is hardly a Pagan tribe where the cross has not been found! The cross was worshiped by the Pagan Celts: “It is a fact,” says Maurice,

“not less remarkable than well-attested, that the Druids in their groves were accustomed to select the most stately and beautiful tree as an emblem of the Deity they adored, and having cut the side branches, they affixed two of the largest of them to the highest part of the trunk, in such a manner that those branches extended on each side like the arms of a man, and, together with the body, presented the appearance of a HUGE CROSS, and on the bark, in several places, was also inscribed the letter Thau.” It was worshipped in Mexico for ages before the Roman Catholic missionaries set foot there, large stone crosses being erected, probably to the “god of rain.”

Thus, the cross, just like today in Christianity, was widely worshiped, and/or regarded as a sacred emblem,
and was the unequivocal symbol of Bacchus, the Babylonian Messiah. He is represented with a head-band covered with crosses in the above figure.

“From a Biblical perspective the Greek word stauros denotes an ‘upright stake’…– not a cross — agreeing with the Aramaic [Peshitta text-The Messiah] was put on an upright stake, not ‘cross-ified.’”(Andrew Gabriel Roth, Aramaic English New Testament, app., p. 916, 76).

The Greek word stauros means staff, stake , pole, or beam, corresponding to the Hebrew word nas, which the serpent Nehushtan was lifted up with in the desert (John 3:14, Numbers 2:19; 2 Kings 18:4).” (Lew White, Fossilized Customs, 8th ed., p.114).

And check some of these quotes out:

In his book, Cardinal Newman admits that; the “temples, incense, oil lamps, votive offerings, holy water, Holidays, and seasons of devotion, processions, blessings of the fields, sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure (of priests, munks and nuns), images, and statues… are all of PAGAN ORIGIN.” — The Development of the Christian Religion Cardinal Newman p.359

And the penetration of the religion of Babylon became so general and also so well known that Rome was called the “New Babylon.”– -Faith of our fathers 1917 ed. Cardinal Gibbons, p. 106

“Confiding then in the power of Christianity to resist the infection of evil, and to transmute the instruments and appendages of demon worship to an evangelical use… the rulers of the church from early times were prepared should occasion arise, to adopt, or imitate, or sanction the existing rites and customs of the populace.” — Development of Christian Doctrine, Cardinal Newman. p. 372

Cardinal Newman lists many examples of things of “pagan origin” which the papacy brought into the church “in order to recommend the new religion to the heathen: “in order to recommend the new religion to the heathen:” “The use of temples, and these dedicated to particular saints, and ornamented on occasions with branches of trees; incense, lamps, and candles; holy water; asylums [hermitages, monasteries and convents]; [pagan] holy-days, processions, sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure, the ring in marriage, turning to the East, images, . . . and the Kyrie Eleison.” — Cardinal J. H. Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, 1920 edition, p.373 [Roman Catholic].

“The [Catholic] Church took the pagan philosophy and made it the buckler of faith against the heathen. She took the pagan Roman Pantheon, temple of all the gods, and made it sacred to all the martyrs; so it stands to this day. She took the pagan Sunday and made it the Christian Sunday. She took the pagan Easter and made it the feast we celebrate during this season . . . The Sun was a foremost god with heathendom . . . The sun has worshipers at this hour in Persia and other lands . . . Hence the Church would seem to say, ‘Keep that old pagan name [Sunday]. It shall remain consecrated, sanctified.’ And thus the pagan Sunday, dedicated to Balder, became the Christian Sunday, sacred to Jesus” — William L. Gildea, “Paschale Gaudium,” in The Catholic World, 58, March, 1894, p. 809 [A Roman Catholic weekly].

“in order to recommend the new religion to the heathen:” “The use of temples, and these dedicated to particular saints, and ornamented on occasions with branches of trees; incense, lamps, and candles; holy water; asylums [hermitages, monasteries and convents]; [pagan] holy-days, processions, sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure, the ring in marriage, turning to the East, images, . . . and the Kyrie Eleison.” — J. H. Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, 1920 edition, p.373 [Roman Catholic].

“The mighty Catholic Church was little more then the Roman Empire baptized.”– A. C, Flick, The Rise of the Mediaeval Church, 1909 edition, p. 148. “From ancient Babylon came the cult of the virgin mother-goddess, who was worshiped as the highest of gods–see S. H. Langdon, Semitic Mythology, 1931 edition. This worship was taken over as Mary-worship by Rome. Heathen sun-worship on Sunday was likewise adopted by the Roman apostasy.”

“In order to attach to Christianity great attraction in the eyes of the nobility, the priests adopted the outer garments and adornments which were used in pagan cults.” — Life of Constantine, Eusabius, cited in Altai-Nimalaya, p. 94

“The Church did everything it could to stamp out such ‘pagan’ rites, but had to capitualet and allow the rites to continue with only the name of the local diety changed to some Christian saint’s name.” — Religious Tradition and Myth. Dr. Edwin Goodenough, Professor of Religion, Harvard University. p. 56, 57

“From the foregoing, which treats merely of the more important solar festivals, it is clear that these products of paganism are as much in force at present …  as they ever were, and that Christianity countenances, and in many cases has actually adopted and practiced, pagan rites whose heathen significance is merely lost sight of because attention is not called tot the source whence these rites have sprung. So heavy was this infiltration that Sir Samuel Dill exclaims: “Christianity is only a sect of the Mithraists.” — Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius, p. VII

“We know that Mithraism was a state religion of Rome at the time that the Christian church was established there. Evidently tenants of Mithraism such as Sunday worship and eating the wafer in the mass were adopted into Christianity at that time” — Jim Arrabito “666 & the Mark”

Stanley’s History, page 40: “The popes filled the place of the vacant emperors at Rome, inheriting their power, their prestige, and their titles from PAGANISM.”

“In short, sun worship, symbolically speaking, lies at the very heart of the great festivals which the Christian Church celebrates today, and these relics of heathen religion have, through the medium of their sacred rites, curiously enough blended with practices and beliefs utterly antagonistic to the spirit which prompted them.” — Sun Lore of All Ages, Olcott, p. 248

“Yet the cross itself is the oldest of phallic emblems, and the lozenge-shaped windows of cathedrals are proof that the yonic symbols have survived the destructions of the pagan Mysteries. The very structure of the church itself is permeated with (sexual symbolism) phallicism. Remove from the Christian Church all emblems of Priapic origin and nothing is left…” — The secret teaching of all ages by Manley P. Hall

“When the zealots of the primitave Christian Church sought to Christianize paganism, the pagan initiates retorted with a powerful effort to paganize Christianity. The Christians failed but the pagans succeeded. With the decline of paganism the initiated pagan hierophants transferred their base of operations to the new vehicle of primitive Christianity, adopting the symbols of the new cult to conceal those eternal verities which are ever the priceless possession of the wise.” — The secret teachings of all ages, Manley P. Hall p. CLXXXV

Don’t you remember the warning from 2 Timothy about a time that would come when people would not seek sound teachings?

2 Timothy 4:3 “For their shall be a time when they shall not bear sound teaching, but according to their own desires, they shall heap up for themselves teachers tickling the ear, and they shall indeed turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to myths…”

Now we turn to the “Sabbatarians.”

Sabbatarians are those that call themselves “Natsarim,” and who observe Jewish holidays, but trust in the Torah for their salvation, and also keeping a watered-down version of Sabbath Day “rest,” rather than the trusting in the finished work of Yahusha at Calvary.

They have an almost universal disdain of Paul, who was commissioned to the Gentiles by none other than Yahusha the Messiah, to preach the Truth to. Remember, it was Paul who rebuked Peter for trusting in the Torah and it’s circumcision and other requirements, rather than in Messiah, and said that those who did this were “fallen” from grace.

Let’s see where they err…

Galatians 2:3 “And I went up by revelation and laid before them that Besorah which I proclaim among the Gentiles…But as for the false brothers, sneakingly brought in, who sneaked in to spy out our freedom which we have in Messiah Yahusha-paleoin order to enslave us, to these we did not yield in subjection, not even for an hour, so that the truth of the Besorah remains with you. But from those who were esteemed to be whatever — what they were, it makes no difference to me, Elohim shows no partiality — for those who were esteemed contributed naught to me. But on the contrary, when they saw that the Besorah to the uncircumcised had been entrusted to me, even as Kepha [or "Peter" as we know him today]  to the circumcised — for He who worked in Kepha to make him an emissary to the circumcised also worked in me for the gentiles. So, when Ya’aqob, Kepha and Yohanan, who seemed to be supporters, came to know the favour that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabah the right had of fellowship, in order that we go to the gentiles and they to the circumcised…11. And when Kepha had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was at fault. For before some came from Ya’aqob, he was eating with the gentiles, but when they came, he began to withdraw and separate himself, in fear of those of the circumcision. And the rest of the Yahudim joined him in hypocrisy, so that even Barnabah  was led away by their hypocrisy. But when I saw that they are not walking straight according t the truth of the Besorah, I said to Kepha before them all, “If you, being a Yehudite, live as a gentile and not as the Yahudim, why do you compel gentiles to live as Yahudim? We, Yahudim by nature and not of the gentiles, sinners, knowing that a man is not declared right by works of Torah, but through belief in Yahusha-paleoMessiah, even we have believed in Messiah Yahusha-paleo, in order to be declared right by belief in Messiah and not by works of Torah, because by works of Torah no flesh shall be declared right.  Chapter 3:2 “This only I wish to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by works of Torah, or by the hearing of belief? Are you so senseless? Having begun in the Spirit, do you now end in the flesh?…5. Is He, then, who is supplying the Spirit to you and working miracles among you, doing it by works of Torah, or by hearing of belief?”

As we can see above, no flesh shall be saved obeying the Torah, which the Sabbatarians don’t even fully obey, anyway, their hypocrisy evident to everyone who knows the truth of scripture. And besides this, many Sabbatarians who call themselves “Natsarim,” only believe that the Son is the Father and the two are the same, which clearly the scriptures do not teach in the new or old covenants. Imagine the Son having an imaginary conversation with himself as the Father? This is nonsensical to me.

Thanks for listening, 777denny

Do Christians Tell Lies? Take This Test To See If You Are Spreading Falsehoods On Accident — Or On Purpose!

Many Christians may not even know that they are spreading falsehoods — and possibly telling many falsehoods many times every single year that they live and breath on planet Earth. And it is one thing for one to not  know one is spreading falsehoods, and then to repent and change their views and their behavior once they learn that they have been duped, but quite another to not even care if one is spreading falsehoods — or to learn that they are — and not care ENOUGH to change their BEHAVIOR, though now they KNOW they are spreading falsehoods. Please take the time to look over the list below, the first 4 of 8 coming with commentary and scripture to PROVE that they are indeed falsehoods. Thank you.

*List is in no particular order of importance

Falsehood #1. Christians claim that Christmas is scriptural and the celebration thereof with Santa, the Elves, Jack Frost, Christmas Trees, Yule Logs, Christmas Wreaths, caroling, gift-giving, mixing December 25 with the actual date of the birth of the Jewish Savoir (which most certainly was NOT on that Pagan-celebrated date) and all the Christmas tree trimmings and such are GOOD!

Response to Christians who claim #1 is true: This is a falsehood. All of the items listed in #1 are of Pagan origins and pertain to Pagan RITUALS, including the date of December 25, which is the Pagan celebration of the Winter Solstice. The five-pointed star is used by Satanist today, and you BOW DOWN to get your presents under the tree:

Jer 10:2-4: “Thus said Yahuah, ‘Do not learn the way of the gentiles, and do not be awed by the signs of the heavens, for the gentiles are awed by them. For the prescribed customs of these peoples are worthless, for one cuts a tree from the forest, work for the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool. They adorn it with silver and gold, they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it does not topple.’”

Deu 7:26 “And do not bring an abomination into your house, lest you be accursed like it. Utterly loathe it and utterly hate it, for it is accursed.” (SEE ALSO EZEK. 6:13)

Christmas was outlawed in all 13 colonies, because it was based on Paganism. The tree is interpreted originally by the occult as a phallus, with the ornaments being as testicles, and the tinsel being as semen and the wreath being as a vagina, and together they are fertility symbols.  Yahusha was born during the feast of Sukkoth, called “Booths,” “Tabernacles” or Tents. That’s the “booth” He was born in, during the 7th moon of the Hebrew calendar. It is understood that the early settlers of North America knew these things.

Here is the Encyclopedia Britannica, 1946 edition: “Christmas (i.e., the Mass of Christ)  … Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the church…”

Here is the Encyclopedia Americana, 1944 edition: “Christmas…It was, according to many authorities, not celebrated in the first centuries of the Christian church, as the Christian usage in general was to celebrate the death of remarkable persons rather than their birth…” (The “Communion,” which is instituted by New Testament Bible authority, is a memorial of the death of Christ.) “…A feast was established in memory of this event [Christ's birth] in the FOURTH CENTURY. In the fifth century the Western Church ordered it to be celebrated forever ON THE DAY OF THE OLD ROMAN FEAST OF THE BIRTH OF SOL, as no certain knowledge of the day of Christ’s birth existed.”

Again from the Encyclopedia Britannica: “Certain Latins, as early as 354, may have transferred the birthday from January 6th to December 25, WHICH WAS THEN A MITHRAIC FEAST…OR BIRTHDAY OF THE UNCONQUERED SUN…The Syrians and Armenians, who clung to January 6th, accused the Romans of sun worship and idolatry, contending…that the feast of December 25, had been invented by disciples of Cerinthus…”

The pagans of northern Europe celebrated their own winter solstice, known as Yule, which represented the pagan Sun God, Mithras, being born. Observed on the shortest day of the year as the ‘sun god’ grew and matured, it was customary to light a candle to encourage Mithras, and the sun, to reappear next year.

They would burn very large Yule logs in honor of the sun, the word Yule itself meaning “wheel,” as in a pagan symbol for the sun. Mistletoe was considered a sacred plant, and they had a custom of kissing under the mistletoe as a fertility ritual, with holly berries thought to be a food of the gods.

Live evergreen trees were brought into homes during the winter as a reminder that their crops would soon grow again, with evergreen boughs sometimes carried as totems of good luck and present at weddings, representing fertility. The dreaded Druids used the tree as a religious symbol, engaging in their ceremonies while surrounding and worshipping huge trees.

So, the evergreen tree was a symbol of the essence of life and was regarded as a phallic symbol in fertility worship, with Witches and other Pagans regarding the Red Holly as a symbol of the menstrual blood of the Queen of Heaven (which is discussed later as also having Vatican ties), also known as Diana, and the holly wood was used by Witches to make wands.

And also, the white berries of mistletoe were believed by pagans to represent droplets of the semen of the sun god!

In ancient Grecian rites, ivy, which is holly’s mate, get’s its name from a girl who danced with such abandon and joy before Dionysius that she fell dead at his feet, with the Pagan god moved by her dance, turning her into the ivy that she might entwine whatever is near. Dionysius was the Greek version of the god of wine and revelry, another form of the gods Bacchus, Tammuz (T or sign of the cross), or Nimrod.

The mistletoe was referred to by Pagans as the “Golden Bough” and was supposed to posses the power of revealing treasures in the earth, and was formed into a “Divining Rod.” It was also seen as the “Seat of Life” of the sacred oak, and as an emanation of the sun’s fire. Kissing under the mistletoe is a survival of Saturnalian sexual licentiousness and bawdy behavior, which was commonplace at the Saturnalia.

The word “Christmas” is a combination of the words “Christ” and “Mass, with the word “Mass” meaning death, and was coined by the Roman Catholic Church (RCC).

Turning to the lie that many tell their children concerning the existence of Santa, Santa is supposed to enter the house through the chimney, and was developed from an old Norse legend. The Norse believed that the goddess Hertha appeared in the fireplace and brought good luck to the home.

The original “Nicholas” was Nimrod, the “mighty one against Elohim,” with the word “Nicholas” meaning “mighty one, powerful.” Traditions of a “god” who gave gifts under an evergreen tree dates back over 1,000 years before the so-called St. Nicholas of Asia Minor, and among the Scandinavians, it was the god Odin or Woden who left special gifts during the Yuletide season under the evergreen treehis sacred tree.

Says van Renterghem: “He was a compilation of two separate saints (one from Myra in Asia Minor, the other from Pinora), both of whom were — as the Church nowadays admits — nothing more than Christianized water deities (possibly related to the Greco-Roman god Poseidon/Neptune).”

Odin is another name for Nimrod, who was “the mighty hunter before (meaning against) Elohim” (Gen. 10:9).

Says Alexander Hislop: “The Wodan or Odin of Scandinavia can be proved to be the Adon of Babylon.” Nimrod, Adon, or Adonis, of Babylon was the great “war-god.” Odin was the same. Nimrod, in the character of Bacchus, was the god of wine. Odin was said to partake of no other food but wine. The name of one of Odin’s sons, Balder, indicates the meaning of Odin’s own name. Balder is a form of the Chaldee Baal-zer, ‘The seed of Baal.’ The Hebrew ‘z’ in the later Chaldee frequently became a ‘d.’ Baal and Adon both signify ‘Lord.’ Since Balder is the ‘son of Baal,’ as well as the ‘son of Adon,’ or ‘Odin,’ then Baal, Adon, and Odin must be the same person — representative of Nimrod, the first human to be deified and proclaimed by the Pagans as a ‘god’ after the Deluge!

Alexander Hislop: “That Christmas was originally a Pagan festival, is beyond all doubt. The time of the year, and the ceremonies with which it is still celebrated, prove its origin. In Egypt, the son of Isis, the Egyptian title for the queen of heaven, was born at this very time, ‘about the time of the winter solstice.’ The very name by which Christmas is popularly known among ourselves — Yule-day — proves at once its Pagan and Babylonian origin. ‘Yule’ is the Chaldee name for an ‘infant’ or ‘little child;’ and as the 25th of December was called by our Pagan Anglo- Saxon ancestors, ‘Yule-day,’ or the “Child’s day,’ and the night that preceded it, ‘Mother-night,’ long BEFORE they came in contact with Christianity, that sufficiently proves its real character.”

The Saxons offered a boar in sacrifice to the sun, to propitiate the queen of heaven on Dec. 25th, with the boar in Pagan Mythology having slain the false Pagan Messiah. The boar was prominent in the Feast of Saturn at Rome, with the boar’s head still a dish in England at Christmas dinner. Says Hislop: “There can be no doubt, then, that the Pagan festival at the winter solstice — in other words, Christmas — was held in honor of the birth of the Babylonian Messiah.”

And what other things coincide with the date of Dec. 25th? The largest pagan religious cult which celebrated sun worship was Mithraismincelebrated on Dec. 25 . They called it “the Nativity of the Sun,”  with Mithras, the sun-god, supposedly born at this time, together with Osiris, Horus, Tammuz, Hercules, Bacchus, Adonis, Jupiter — all the Pagan Messiahs, possibly indicating that all these pagan sun-gods and deities trace their roots back to the original sun-god of ancient Babylon — Nimrod.

T. G. Crippen writes: “Now in December and the beginning of January there were several festivals which were intimately associated with the daily life of the Roman people. First, from the 17th to the 21st December, was the Saturnalia, the great Roman holiday….One might call it the Feast of Topsy-turveydom; when slaves were allowed for a few days to enjoy the semblance of freedom, were waited upon by their masters, and chose from amongst themselves a mock king to preside over their revels. Next, on the 22nd, came Sigillaria, the Feast of Dolls, when a fair was held, and dolls and other toys, mostly of earthenware, were given to children. Then, on 25th, came Brumalia, otherwise Dies Natalis Invicti Solis, The Birthday of the Unconquered Sun, when the days began to lengthen after the solstice….It is believed to have been instituted … by the emperor Aurelian, in honour of Mithras, the Persian sun-god…”

Mithraism was the most popular belief in Rome and Greece, Mithra being a Persian male sun god. Dec. 25th had been the date of the festival called the Nativity, celebrating the birth of Mithra.

Now let’s turn to the tree trimmings. How about the star on top? It’s a five point star related to Nimrod. And Buddhists baked cookies in the shape of sun gods and tied chestnuts with yule ribbons with colors of red and green and tied them to oak trees or evergreens. Little girls would walk through town with candles upon their heads to welcome the sun god into their villages. Christmas wreath are round, symbolizing the “everlasting sun.” Pagans put candles on trees and window sills in a bid to ask the blessings of the winter god.

In some traditions, an evergreen tree had gifts on it and was lit on fire to please their gods. The Druids tied apples to the branches of evergreens to thank their god, Oden, also hanging lighted candles on them to honor the sun god. Round Christmas ornaments represent the sun, thus the sun god.

Yuletide represents the 12 days of Christmas, starting on Dec. 25 and running to Jan. 6, with the end date being the time of the birth of Aeon, the god of eternity or time, with a virgin giving birth to Aeon.

The third day of Christmas: A day dedicated to children. Holy Innocent’s Day is associated with the children slaughtered by King Herod. One custom was for parents to beat their children on this day, believing that they would then be spared from further suffering in the year to come.

The fourth day of Christmas: The Feast of Fools was a time when ordinary people escaped from the constraints of everyday life and could behave in an abandoned manner, carrying out parodies of church services and reversing the order of hierarchy for a day. Mostly observed on or near the 29th of December.

The fifth day of Christmas on Dec 30 or Bringing in the Boar: The boar was sacred to the Celts, and was associated with gods. Parading a boar or boar’s head was associated with this day.

The sixth day of Christmas on Dec. 31st, New Year’s Eve or Hogmanay: A custom with an ancient origin to fumigate the house with the smoke of juniper, believing the herb had a magical association with gifts and good fortune.

The Seventh day of Christmas, or New Year’s Day, the Kalends of January: The ancient custom of wassailing was for the blessing of apple trees for a good harvest in the year to come, with the largest tree in an orchard receiving an offering of cider poured over its roots, and bread or cake dipped in cider would be placed in its branches. Shouting and banging metal objects around the tree was supposed to further drive out evil spirits.

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Falsehood #2. Christians claim that Easter is scriptural and the Easter Eggs and Easter Bunnies are fine to incorporate into this day.

Response to assertion #2: This is a falsehood, and the Easter Eggs and Easter Bunnies are of Pagan origin.

The name Easter can be traced back to the name “Astarte,” the Syrian sun goddess, known as the “queen of heaven.

At the end of the winter, the season changes because the earth tilts as it rotates on its axis. Spring arrives when the sun is over the equator. On the first day of Spring, known as the vernal equinox (which means “spring equal night”), both day and night are an equal twelve hours long. Which meant that the long winter nights were over, and that the sun again began to take control. This time was marked by celebrations and festivals to thank the Pagan gods. These ancient rituals were fertility festivals, observed in hopes that the gods would bless them with fertile flocks and fields. Animal and child sacrifices were offered to the gods to receive this favor.

Venerable Bede, an eighth century Christian historian, indicated that the name Easter came from the festival of “Oestre” (also found as “Ostere,” “Ostara), the Anglo-Saxon goddess of Spring and fertility. There was also a Teutonic (Germanic) goddess known as “Eostre” (also found as “Eastre,” ” Estre”), who was the goddess of dawn and light, fertility, and Spring. It is from these deities where the name Easter actually originates. The festival in her honor, was held during the vernal equinox. — Controlled by the Calendar p 42

EASTER — THE ORIGIN OF EASTER: The English word Easter and the German Ostern come from a common origin (Eostur, astur, Ostara, Ostar), which to the Norsemen meant the season of the rising (growing) sun, the season of new birth. The word was used by our ancestors to designate the Feast of New Life in the spring. The same root is found in the name for the place where the sun rises (East, Ost). The word Easter, then, originally meant the celebration of the spring sun, which had its birth in the East and brought new life upon earth. This symbolism was transferred to the supernatural meaning of our Easter, to the new life of the ‘Risen Christ,’ the eternal and uncreated Light. Based on a passage in the writings of Saint Bede the Venerable, the term Easter has often been explained as the name of an Anglo-Saxon goddess (Eostre), though no such goddess is known in the mythologies of any Germanic tribe. Modern research has made it quite clear that Saint Bede erroneously interpreted the name of the season as that of a goddess. — Francis X. Weiser, Handbook of Christian Feasts and Customs (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1958), p. 211. Copyright 1952 by Francis X. Weiser.

O S T A R A (around March 21st but date may vary by more than two days ) also known as: Spring Equinox, Ostara, Alban Eiler, Esther, Eostre, Ostarun, ™startag’, Eastre, Eoastrae, Oestre The first true day of Springtide. The days and nights are now equal in length as the Young God continues to mature and grow. We begin to see shoots of new growth and swelling buds on the trees. Energy is building as the days become warmer with promise.  May: You Call It Easter, We Call It Ostara [1 essays - 56,869 reads] — You Call It Easter, We Call It Ostara by Peg Aloi (For a Printable Version Click HERE ) Try this sometime with your children or a young niece, nephew or cousin: on the day of the Vernal or Autumnal Equinox, just a few moments before the exact moment of the equinox “ — The Witches Voice The 8 Pagan Holidays

What means the term Easter itself? It is not a Christian name. It bears the Chaldean origin on its very forehead. Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name, as pronounced by the people of Ninevah, was evidently identical with that now in common use in this country. That name, as found by Layard on the Assyrian monuments is Ishtar. — The Two Babylons, by the Rev. Alexander Hislop, published 1943 and 1959 in the U.S. by Loizeaux Brothers, Neptune, New Jersey, page 103.

The 11th edition of Encyclopedia Britannica’s “Easter” article states, “There is no indication of the observance of the Easter festival in the New Testament, or in the writings of the apostolic church Fathers.” The ecclesiastical historian, Socrates is quoted in the same article as he points out that neither the Lord or His apostles enjoined the keeping of this day. He says, “The apostles had no thought of appointing festival days, but of promoting a life of blamelessness and piety.” He attributes the observance of Easter by the church to the perpetuation of an old usage, “just as many other customs have been established.” Early Church reformers such as Calvin and Knox protested strongly against Easter because of its Pagan origins. Observance of the holiday was not widely celebrated in America until well after the Civil War. — ( Easter: Its Story and Meaning by Alan Watts; Babylon, Mystery Religion, Ralph Woodrow; Calvin Tracts; Knox’s History)

Easter has long been known to be a Pagan festival, and America’s founders knew this!

A children’s book about the holiday, Easter Parade: Welcome Sweet Spring Time!, by Steve Englehart, p. 4, states, “When the Puritans came to North America, they regarded the celebration of Easter — and the celebration of Christmas — with suspicion. They knew that Pagans had celebrated the return of spring long before Christians celebrated Easter…for the first two hundred years of European life in North America, only a few states, mostly in the South, paid much attention to Easter.” Not until after the Civil War did Americans begin celebrating this holiday: “Easter first became an American tradition in the 1870s” (p. 5). Remarkable! The original 13 colonies of America began as a “Christian” nation, with the cry of “No king but King Jesus!” The nation did not observe Easter within an entire century of its founding. What happened to change this?

ASHTAROTH—THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN: Astarte (Easter) — worship was always associated with the worship of Baal or sun worship. Astarte was Baal’s wife. Notice that another name for Astarte was Ashtaroth. The following quote makes this point clear: “What means the term Easter itself? It is not a Christian name. It bears its Chaldean origin on its very forehead. Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven…Now, the Assyrian goddess, or Astarte, is identified with Semiramis by Athenagoras (Legatio, vol. ii. p. 179), and by Lucian (De Dea Syria, vol iii. p. 382)…Now, no name could more exactly picture forth the character of Semiramis, as queen of Babylon, than the name of ‘Asht-tart,’ for that just means ‘The woman that made towers’…Ashturit, then…is obviously the same as the Hebrew ‘Ashtoreth’” –(Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, pp. 103, 307-308).

EGG — A sacred symbol of rebirth and fertility among the Babylonians, Druids, Egyptians and other pagan cultures. Dyed eggs were used as sacred offerings during the pagan Easter season and were also used as symbols of the Goddess Oestre or Ishtar in various cultures. — (Encyclopedia Britannica, Babylon Mystery Religion)

During the rule of Caesar Augustus, Hyginus, an Egyptian who was the librarian at the Palatine library in Rome, wrote: “An egg of a wondrous site is said to have fallen from heaven into the river Euphrates. The fishes rolled it to the bank, where the doves having settled upon it, and hatched it, out came Venus, who afterwards was called the Syrian goddess (Astarte).” Part of their worship to this goddess was the ritual involving the “golden egg of Astarte.” This was where we got the tradition of the Easter egg.

The egg was a mystical symbol to the Pagan religions of Egypt, Japan, Greece, Persia, Phoenicia, India, and Babylon. On page 496, he wrote: “The serpent entwined round the egg, was a symbol common to the Indians, the Egyptians, and the Druids. It referred to the creation of the universe. A serpent with an egg in his mouth was a symbol of the universe containing within itself the germ of all things that the sun develops. The property possessed by the serpent, of casting its skin, and apparently renewing its youth, made it an emblem of eternity and immortality.” Thus, we see an indication that the egg initially represented serpent worship, and, byextension, Satan worship. — Albert Pike, an Illuminati member, in his Masonic treatise “Morals and Dogma”

RABBIT or HARE — A Pagan symbol of fertility and new life. — (Handbook of Christian Feasts and Customs) Bede, the eight century English monk and scholar related that the Tutonic goddess of spring and fertility, Eastre, had the hare as her symbol. (The American Book of Days, ed. by Jane Hatch, 1978, p. 302)

The reason why it is not a rabbit — but instead a hare — which is Easter’s main character, is because according to ancient tradition, the hare was a symbolic representation for the Moon, since they only came out at night to eat. Also, the Egyptian name for hare was “Un” (which means “open”), because they are born with their eyes open, while a rabbit’s eyes are not. And legend is told that the hare never blinks or closes it eyes, and to some pagan cultures, the Moon was the “open-eyed watcher of the skies.” The hare is associated with the goddess Ishtar, and was the symbol of fertility, since they reproduce so quickly.

There is also a Pagan tradition concerning a bird who wanted to be a rabbit, so the goddess Oestre turned the bird into a rabbit, who could still lay eggs. Every Spring, during the festival dedicated to Oestre, the rabbit laid beautiful colored eggs for the goddess. Another tradition comes from Germany, and according to the legend, during a famine, a poor woman dyed some eggs and hid them in a nest, as Easter presents for her children. When the children found the nest, a big rabbit leaped away, the story that the rabbit brought the eggs. –Controlled by the Calendar p 46

Easter Candles: Fire ceremonies had also become a part of Springtime pagan celebrations. In Europe, Easter was celebrated by lighting large bonfires to commemorate the renewal of Spring. A doll, said to symbolize winter, was sometimes burned, which was called “burning the Judas.”  Teutonic tradition called for new fires to be ignited during the vernal equinox.

The Celts had a May Day celebration for their sun god, because they believed that he had been held prisoners through the winter months by evil spirits. So, every year, on May 1st, he escaped, bringing with him sunlight to warm the earth. And to help him escape, giant bonfires were built on the highest hills in an attempt to scare the evil spirits into freeing the Sun. Some Germans, Dutch, and Swedes still burn these Springtime fires. The tradition of burning special Easter candles is directly connected with these fire rituals. — Controlled by the Calendar p  48

EASTER HAM: — Ham at Easter is also popular among Americans and Europeans because the pig was considered a symbol of luck in pre-Christian European culture — (The Encyclopedia of Religion, 1987, p. 558, “Easter”.)

The pig was sacred to the Greek goddess Demeter, the corn goddess, who represented fertility and abundance, and is another counterpart of Astarte. In various depictions of her, she is either shown carrying, or being accompanied by a pig. So, pigs were regularly sacrificed to her, and it was believed, that by eating what they felt, represented and embodied their goddess, they were in fact, eating of her body. The prophet Yeshayahu (changed by Christians to “Isaiah”) warned of this in Yeshayahu 65:3-5. Another source says that the pig represents the wild boar that killed Tammuz, and eating ham was done in remembrance of him.

The tradition of the Easter Ham evolved from an English tradition of eating a gammon of bacon to show their resentment and contempt for the Jewish custom of not eating pork. — Controlled by the Calendar p 48

ASH WEDNESDAY: — The first day of Lent. As an act of penitence, palms saved from the previous year’s “Palm Sunday” are burned to ashes and placed in the shape of a cross on individuals’ foreheads on this day. — (Webster’s Dictionary, Carnival)

LENT: — A forty-day period of penitence and prayer which begins on Ash Wednesday and prepares for the celebration of Easter. Though previously lasting less than a week, during the seventh century it came to represent the forty days Messiah spent in the wilderness. When first initiated by the Catholic Church, there were some individuals that actually fasted much of the time — with the exception of Sunday. Currently, most just forsake an item or two during this period.

The word “lent” comes from the old English “lencten,” which means “Spring.” Created by the Catholic Church around 525, under the guidance of Abbot Dionysus the Little, Lent is the 40-day period from Ash Wednesday until Easter, that is set aside for fasting and seeking repentance. This observance is not found in scripture, so nobody ever celebrated it — ever. Today it usually just means “giving-up” something, usually some bad habit, or even just cutting back, in order to please the Creator. This period of abstinence actually originated in Babylon, as a preliminary to the annual day that honored the death and resurrection of Tammuz. Later, it was observed in Egypt to honor Osiris, the son of Isis, who was the counterpart of Tammuz.

When Nimrod died, and was made the sun god, Semiramis then had an illegitimate son called Tammuz, who she then claimed to be the son of Nimrod. She said that he was the “promised seed of the woman,” (Genesis 3:15) and demanded that both her and Tammuz be worshipped. He became symbolized by the golden calf, while she became known as the “queen of heaven.”  This was the prototype from which all other pagan goddesses came. Her representation can be seen in the Roman Catholic Church’s worship of Mary, who is called the “Mother of the Church,” the “Queen of Heaven and Earth,” and the “Queen of the Universe.”

According to Babylonian tradition, when Tammuz was killed, his mother cried so much, that he came back to life. The manifestation of this was the rebirth and blooming of all vegetation in the Spring, which came to symbolize his resurrection, and why Tammuz is honored in the Spring.  Very similar, is the story in the ancient writings of the Sumerians, in Mesopotamia, which said that Tammuz was married to the goddess Inanna (Ishtar), the “mother goddess.” When he was killed, she was so overcome with grief, that she followed him to the underworld, and in her absence, the earth began dying, crops stopped growing, and animals stopped mating. Ea, the god of water and wisdom, sent a message that Inanna was to be brought back. This messenger sprinkled both Inanna and Tammuz with the water of life, and they were given the power to return to the light of the sun for six months of the year. Then Tammuz would again have to return to the underworld, prompting Inanna to seek him, and again, Ea would have to retrieve them.

Ezekiel 8:12-14 speaks about women weeping for Tammuz, which actually refers to what became the 40-day Lenten period. — Controlled by the Calendar p 46, 47

A forty-day abstinence period was anciently observed in honor of the pagan gods Osiris, Adonis and Tammuz (John Landseer, Sabaean Researches, pp. 111, 112).

“The forty days abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from the worshippers of the Babylonian goddess. Such a Lent of forty days, in the spring of the year, is still observed by the Yezidis or Pagan Devil-worshippers of Koordistan, who have inherited it from their early masters, the Babylonians. Such a Lent of forty days was held in spring by the Pagan Mexicans…Such a Lent of forty days was observed in Egypt…” — Alexander Hislops, The Two Babylons, p. 104-105

THE EASTER LILY: The Easter Lily, the flowery symbol of Easter, is actually not a Spring flower, but instead a Pagan phallic symbol that represented a sexual reproductive organ.  It reflected on the fertility aspect of the celebration. — Controlled by the Calendar p  49

HOT CROSS BUNS: The history of the hot cross bun goes back to the Babylonian queen of heaven (Ishtar), and a reference to it is made in Jeremiah 7:18, which talks about making “cakes to the queen of heaven.” The Hebrew word for “cakes” is “kavvan” and is more properly translated as “buns.”

At Athens, about 1,500 years before Messiah, these buns (or sacred bread) were used in the worship of the goddess and were called “boun.” Egyptians made buns inscribed with two horns in honor of the moon goddess, and the Greeks changed it to a cross, so it could be easily separated. The Angle-Saxons made buns with a cross on them in honor of their goddess of light. — Controlled by the Calendar p  49

CARNIVAL and MARDI GRAS:  “In the traditional Christian calendar, it is a period of feasting and merrymaking immediately preceding Lent.” Within Europe, traditions and customs are “especially strong in rural areas where magical rites carried over from pre-Christian times mingle comfortably with Christian ritual and precept.”–  (Encyclopedia Americana, Vol. 5).

“The most important day of Carnival is Shrove Tuesday, the day immediately preceding the first day of Lent. In the past on this day, Christians confessed their sins and received forgiveness.” — (A World of Holidays: Carnival, by Catherine Chambers, 1998, p. 6)

“Carnival” means “doing without meat” and as a “Christian,” observance is supposed to remind people of Messiah fasting in the wilderness for 40 days — the time of Lent. However, a February 21, 2001 Houston Chronicle article states the following: “Actually, there was a Pagan festival in ancient Rome, one called carne levare, levamen, meaning ‘take away the flesh.’ Pagans believed the best way to give up ‘flesh’ (aka meat) was by filling up on a lot of, but before the sundial brought on abstinence”

In rural Europe several of the main features that have endured in the Carnival celebrations are: 1) dramatizations symbolizing the death of winter and the resurrection of life in the spring; 2) customs and rites to ensure fertility and abundance in man and nature; 3) rich food, drink and merrymaking, 4) the temporary suspension or inversion of social roles, rank and superiority — (Encyclopedia Americana)

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Falsehood #3. Christians teach a doctrine called the “Trinity,” claiming it is scriptural and which consists of the Heavenly Father, the Jewish Messiah and a “Holy Spirit” or “Holy Ghost.”

Response to Falsehood #3: This is a falsehood — and nowhere in scripture — nor in early Believers’ writings — is this doctrine taught nor found.

The concept of the “Trinity” is not only not taught in the scriptures, it also wasn’t taught by 1st century Ekklesia leaders. And not only was it an invention due to the impetus of Constantine, but that many “Trinities” existed in Pagan religions for centuries before this concept was adopted in 325 at the First Council of Nicaea. This was the beginning of the end of separation of Ekklesia and state, where the Catholic Church began persecuting those that would not adhere to their false doctrines, thus heralding in the age of the false Ekklesia, which began to perpetually persecute, torture and murder those who chose to obey the commandments of Messiah, rather than succumb to the commandments of men.

  • Gen. 1:1, 26 – The plural word for “Elohim” is used regarding creation, indicating that Elohim is composed of separate individuals.
  • Col. 1:16-19; Heb. 1:2 – Yahusha was active in creation as a separate individual.
  • Jn. 1:1  – Uses the Greek definite article, to differentiate between two divine individuals in this verse.
  • Jn. 14:23 – Yahusha uses the plural pronoun “we,” which proves He is a separate individual from the Father.
  • 1 Cor. 11:3 – Messiah is the head of man, and Yahuah is the head of Messiah, proving that Messiah and the Father are separate individuals.
  • 2 Jn. 1:9 – John uses the word “both” to show that the Father and Son are separate individuals.
  • 1 Tim. 2:5 – Yahusha is portrayed as the mediator between man and Yahuah the Father, proving that Messiah is a separate individual from the Father.
  • Rom. 8:34 – Yahusha is portrayed as seated at the right hand of Yahuah, interceding for believers, proving that He is a separate individual from the Father.
  • 1 Jn. 2:1 – Yahusha is portrayed as our Advocate in heaven, pleading our case before Yahuah, proving that He is a separate individual from the Father.
  • 1 Cor. 15:23-24 – Yahusha will hand over the kingdom to the Father at the end, proving He is a separate individual from the Father.
  • Phil. 2:10-11 – Yahusha will be exalted for eternity in heaven, and bring glory to the Father, showing that He is a separate individual from the Father.
  • Heb. 12:2 – Yahusha is in heaven, sitting at the right hand of the throne of Yahusha, proving He is a separate individual from the Father.
  • Heb. 13:8 – Yahusha is portrayed as the same for all eternity, proving that He is always a separate individual from the Father.
  • Rev. 22:1, 3 – Yahuah the Father and the Lamb (Yahusha) are two separate individuals whom people will worship in heaven.

Now, let’s further establish Who Yahusha is:

  1. Yahuah has spoken to us through the Prophets and now his Son. Hebrews 1:1-6
  2. The Son is the exact brightness of Yahuah’s esteem. Hebrews 1:1-6
  3. Yahusha is the image of the invisible Elohim. Colossians 1:12-16
  4. Messiah is the radiance of Elohim’s glory and the exact representation of His being. Hebrews 1:1-3
  5. Yahusha is the very nature of Yahuah. Philippians 2:5
  6. Yahuah considers Yahusha part of Elohim. Hebrews 1:8,9
  7. Elohim sustains all things by his Word (Yahusha is the Word of Elohim). Hebrews 1:3, John 1:1
  8. Yahusha is before all things and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:15
  9. Yahusha is seated at the right hand of Yahuah. Colossians 3:1-3
  10. Yahusha inherited a name more superior to the Angels. Hebrews 1:1-6
  11. Yahusha is worthy to be worshipped by Kodesh Messengers. Hebrews 1:1-6
  12. Yahusha is worshiped by humans. Matthew 2:10-12, Matthew 8:2, Matthew 14:32-33, John 9:35-38, Matthew 28:8-10, Matthew 28:16-17
  13. Yahuah became a Father when he begat his Son: “You are my Son, today I have become Your Father.” Hebrews 1:1-6
  14. Yahusha is the Firstborn from the Dead. Revelation 1:4-6
  15. Yahusha has first place in everything. Yahusha is head over theEkklesia. Ephesians 1:22
  16. Yahusha is Savior of the world (of believers). John 4:42, Titus 2:13, Isaiah 45:22, 43:11
  17. Yahusha is Yahuah’s firstborn. Hebrews 1:1-6
  18. Yahusha is Ruler and Beginning of the Creation of Elohim. Revelation 3:14
  19. Yahusha is begotten, not created. John 1:3
  20. Yahusha is “Wisdom” spoken of in Proverbs 8:22-31.
  21. The “Word” created the Messengers of Elohim. Colossians 1:16, Psalms 148:5
  22. All judgement is given to Yahusha. John 5:22
  23. The Son is in the bosom of the Father. John 1:18
  24. Yahusha had esteem with Yahuah before the world existed. John 17:5
  25. Yahusha was the “Word” of Elohim in the beginning. John 1:1
  26. All things were made by and through the “Word” of Elohim. John 1:3
  27. The “Word” of Elohim became flesh. John 1:14
  28. In Messiah all the fullness of the El lives in bodily form. Colossians 2:9
  29. Messiah is the head over every power and authority. Colossians 2:10
  30. The “wind and waves obey” Messiah. Luke 8:25
  31. Yahusha turned water into wine. John 2:1-11
  32. Yahusha gave sight to a man blind from birth. John 9:1-41
  33. Yahusha forgave sins on earth. Mark 2:7,10
  34. Yahusha rose from the dead a man four days in the grave. John 11:1-46
  35. Yahusha claimed He would rise His own body from the dead. John 2:18, 19, John 10:18
  36. Yahusha will reign on Earth for 1,000 years. Revelation 20:4-6
  37. Yahusha is given all authority in Heaven and Earth. Matthew 28:28
  38. All things are delivered to Yahusha from Yahuah. John 11:27
  39. Every knee will bow of those in Heaven, on earth and under the earth at the Name of Yahusha, confessing He is Sovereign. Philippians 2:5-11
  40. Yahuah the Father is greater than Yahusha the Son. John 14:28
  41. When all things are finally subject to Yahusha, the Son will be subject to the Father. 1 Corinthians 15:28

Now let’s take a look at what the Ruach Ha Kodesh of Elohim is:

  • The Hebrew word for ’’Spirit,’’ or ’’Ruach,’’ is breath, wind, breeze, spirit, air, and strength.
  • Acts 2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a RUSHING, MIGHTY WIND, AND IT FILLED THE WHOLE HOUSE where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Ruach Ha Kodesh, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Ruach gave them utterance.
  • John 20:22 And when he had said this, HE BREATHED ON THEM and saith unto them, Receive ye the Ruach Ha Kodesh.
  • Ezekiel 37:4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of Adonai. Thus saith Adonai YHWH unto these bones; Behold, I WILL CAUSE BREATH TO ENTER YOU, and ye shall live.
  • Ezekiel 37:9 Then said he unto me, PROPHECY UNTO THE WIND, prophesy, son of man, and SAY TO THE WIND, Thus saith  YHWH; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
  • John 3:8 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Ruach is ruach. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Ruach.
  • In the NIV, Zechariah 6:5 refers to the “four winds of the heavens” riding in chariots, possibly the four winds of heaven going North, East, West and South.
  • The “breath” of Yahuah and the “Spirit” or Ruach of Yahuah are synonymous terms (Job 4:9; Ps. 33:6; Ps. 104:29 and 30; John 3:8; Job 27:3).

There are many ways the scriptures define the Ruach OF Elohim as impersonal:

  • It is referred to as a gift (Acts 10:45; 1 Timothy 4:14).
  • We are told that the Ruach Ha Kodesh can be quenched (1 Thessalonians 5:19).
  • It can be poured out (Acts 2:17, 33).
  • It is shed (Acts 2:33).
  • We are baptized with it (Matthew 3:11).
  • People can drink of it (John 7:37-39).
  • People partake of it (Hebrews 6:4).
  • People are filled with it (Acts 2:4; Ephesians 5:18).
  • It renews us (Titus 3:5).
  • It must be stirred up within us (2 Timothy 1:6).
  • It is called “the Ruach Ha Kodesh of promise.”
  • It is called ”the guarantee of our inheritance.”
  • It is called “the Ruach of wisdom and revelation.” (Ephesians 1:13-14, 17).
  • It is a wind (Acts 2:2).
  • It is fire (verse 3).
  • It is water (John 4:14; 7:37-39).
  • It is oil (Psalm 45:7; also Acts 10:38; Matthew 25:1-10).
  • It is a dove (Matthew 3:16).
  • It is a down payment on eternal life (2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5; Ephesians 1:13-14, KJV).
  • The “Ruach of Yahuah” is synonymous with the “hand” and “the finger” of Elohim (Ezek. 3:14; Job 26:13; Ps. 8:3; Luke 11:20).

Here are some interesting things to consider:

  • If Elohim were a Trinity, surely Paul would have taught this concept. Yet we find no such teaching in His writings.
  • Paul’s standard greeting in his letter to the churches and to individuals was, “Grace to you and peace from Yahuah our Father and Yahusha Messiah.” The same is true of Peter in the salutations of both his epistles.
  • In all of Paul’s writings, only in 2 Corinthians 13:14 is the Ruach Ha Kodesh mentioned along with the Father and Messiah, and there only in connection with the “fellowship of the Ruach Ha Kodesh” in which believers share. Paul describes Elohim’s Ruach as the unifying agent that brings us together in godly, righteous fellowship with one another and with the Father and Son.
  • Notice that our fellowship is of the Ruach Ha Kodesh, not with the Ruach Ha Kodesh. John 1:3 tells us, “Truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Yahusha Messiah.”
  • Paul states that “there is one Yahuah, the Father…and One Yahusha Messiah” (1 Corinthians 8:6), making no mention of the Ruach Ha Kodesh as an El person.
  • Yahusha never spoke of the Ruach Ha Kodesh as a divine third person, but instead, in numerous passages He spoke only of the relationship between Yahuah the Father and Himself (Matthew 26:39; Mark 13:32; 15:34; John 5:18, 22; etc.).
  • Yahusha doesn’t mention the Ruach Ha Kodesh as a person in His teachings, instead are His many statements about Himself and the Father.
  • In visions of Yahuah’s throne the Father and Messiah are seen, but the Ruach Ha Kodesh is never seen (Acts 7:55-56; Daniel 7:9-14; Revelation 4-5; 7:10).
  • The final and last book of the scriptures to be written does not mention the Ruach Ha Kodesh as an El person, but describes “a new heaven and new earth” (Revelation 21:1) wherein “the tabernacle of Yahuah is with men, and He will dwell with them”

Here are some other things to consider about the Ruach Ha Kodesh OF Elohim:

  • The Hebrew usage of “the Ruach of Elohim” never refers to a person separate from, but a part of, Yahuah Almighty. Neither does the phrase, “the Ruachs of Elohim” occur, which would refer to separate Ru’chani entities within a multi-personal Elohim.
  • The scriptures never tell us to pray to, lift up, praise, honor, sing to, speak to, esteem or otherwise venerate as deity the Ruach of Elohim.
  • Elohim is referred to as a Ruach (John 4:24).
  • While much is said by Messiah concerning His love for His Father, no such reference is made to the Ruach.
  • While scriptures mention the love the Father and Son has for Believers, no mention is made of the love of the Ruach for them.
  • It should be noted that pneuma hagion often refers to the gift of Elohim, the El nature born inside us. This El nature is a “thing,” not a person. Thus it should be referred to with pronouns such as “it,” “that,” or “which,” and not“who,” or “whom.”

More information on the falsehood of the “Trinity” can be found HERE.

Falsehood #4. Christians teach that “Jesus is the Son of God,” claiming this statement is scriptural and the truth.

Response to those who claim #4 is true. The name “Jesus” was NEVER given to the Jewish Messiah, as it means “the horse” or “a horse” in Hebrew, which is the language of Heaven — and The Anointed One is NOT a horse.

If one looks at the picture of the 1599 Geneva scriptures below, you will see the name “Iesvs.” This is Latin and sounds like “hey-soos.”

But the Latin is taken from the Greek name Iesous, which can be pronounced “ee-ay-soos.” or Yay-soos.” And where did they get the Greek name from? Well, the Latin name “Iesvs” came from the GREEK name “Iesous,” which came from the corrupted Hebrew name “Yeshua,” which came from the corrupted name of “Yehowshuwah,” which came from what I believe is the real Transliteration of the Name of the Messiah, which is “Yahusha.”

Let’s start off with the name of the Messiah first to get a foundational understanding of what His Name should be.

“I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” John 5:43

“Kodesh Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.” John 17:11,12

“I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.” John 17:6

But what is the Name of the Father? Is it “God” or “LORD” or “Jehovah?” NO! God is a title and can mean any god, while LORD means “BA’AL” in Hebrew, and Jehovah is not even Hebrew or Greek, and therefore cannot be a correct transliteration of the Father’s Name.

You see,  the practice of substituting the real Name of the Father, which is YHWH (Tetragrammaton [from Greek τετραγράμματον, meaning “{a word} having four letters” [Hebrew: יהוה‎], for the term ”LORD” was begun by the Jews hundreds of years before Messiah. The Jews did not want to pronounce or mispronounce the name of YHWH out of reverence, and also because they did not want to violate the commandment that says, “You shall not take the name of Yahuah your Elohim in vain, for Yahuah will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.”

Instead of using YHWH, the scribes simply put the words “LORD” or “LORD God” to hide the Father’s Name. The title of YHWH is “Elohim,” and this word was replaced by the word “God” over 6,000 times.

There is only ONE word for “horse” in Hebrew, which in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance is Hebrew word #5483 “soos.” It is used a total of 34 times in the Old Testament. ”Hey” in Hebrew means “the,” “Soos” in Hebrew means “horse,” so Hey-soos literally means: “THE HORSE!”

Now Messiah said He came in His Father’s Name which is YHWH, but how do we pronounce this Name? Many think it to be “Yahweh,” but this is incorrect, although it DOES contain the abbreviate Name of the Father. The following three verses give the abbreviated Name of YHWH.

“I said, ‘I won’t see Yah, Yah in the land of the living. I will see man no more with the inhabitants of the world.’” Isaiah 38:11 World English

“But we will bless Yah, from this time forth and forevermore. Praise Yah!” Psalms 115:8 World English

“Let everything that has breath praise Yah! Praise Yah!” Psalms 150:6 World English

And the YHWH has kept His abbreviated Name throughout the thousands of years in the word halelluYAH! The first part of this word is hallel in Hebrew, and it just doesn’t mean to “praise,” but means a JOYOUS praise in song, to BOAST in YHWH. The second part of the word is Yah (Jah in some renderings), and is the first two letter of YHWH. HalelluYah is PRONOUNCED the same in 2,400 languages and means to bring a joyous praise to Yah and is found 24 times in the Hebrew scriptures.

Now if you look up the name “Jesus” in the Strong’s lexicon it has “Iesous”:

  • “2424 Iesous ee-ay-sooce’ of Hebrew origin (3091)”

Here are the KJB concordance numbers: “These428 are the names8034 of the men376 which834 Moses4872 sent7971 to spy out8446 (853) the land.776 And Moses4872 called7121 Oshea1954 the son1121 of Nun5126 Joshua.3091

It traces the name of Messiah to Hebrew word #3091 in the Strong’s lexicon, which is the same name as “Joshua, Son of Nun.” It is important here to note that a Greek transliteration of the Hebrew scriptures that was completed many years before Messiah came to earth rendered the Hebrew name “Yahushua” as IhsouV (Iesous). There is also evidence that although the name of the Messiah was written in Greek as IhsouV, it may have actually been pronounced the way a Hebrew speaking person would pronounce it.

In the Strong’s concordance and other Hebrew Lexicons, the pronunciation listed for the Messiah’s name is typically “Yehoshua.” But the reason for the “Yehoshua” pronunciation is due to the Hebrew vowel pointing added by the Masorite scribes, which are the little dots and dashes under and above certain Hebrew letters. Hebrew was written with mostly all consonants and it was up to the reader to supply the vowels in each word based on the context of the word. Since they didn’t want people to say the Heavenly Father’s name, they pointed the Heavenly Father’s name to produce the sound “Yehovah.”

YHWH are the Hebrew letters Yod, Hay, Uau (waw) and Hay. As we have already learned, the first two letter are pronounced “Yah,” as in halelluYah! There is no letter “W” in the Hebrew, and the letter “double-U” came into existence in only parts of western Europe during the 13th century. The Hebrew letter commonly seen as “waw” is more accurately expressed as a “UAU,” since it conveys the sound of “U,” and sometimes “O.” When the letter “hay” is followed by a “uau,” the sound is to be “OO,” as we hear in the word ”halleluYah.” That “u” sound you hear in “halleluYah” is the letter “uau.” The tribe of Judah is actually “YAHUDAH” and is spelled YOD-HAY-UAU-DALETH-HAY.

Notice the four letters in this five-lettered word. It’s as simple as saying “YAHUDAH” without the sound of the letter “D”: YAHUAH. So, the Name of the Father is “Yahuah.”

The Name of the Son is the same as that of Joshua son of Nun(#3091), which is YOD-HAY-UAU-SHIN-AYIN, and is transliterated as Yahusha, and YOD-HAY-UAU-SHIN-UAU-AYIN, and is transliterated as Yahushua. Yahusha is 216 times in scripture, while Yahushua is found 2 times in scripture. In Deuteronomy, Yahusha is used 7 times, while Yahushua is used once. In Judges, Yahusha is used 5 times, while Yahushua is used once.

Yah means “I Am,” while SHUA and SHA both contain the Hebrew root, yaSHA, meaning deliverance. So Yahusha means, “I Am your Deliverer!” Yahusha did in FACT come in His Father’s Name!

“But while he thought on these things, behold, the Messenger of Yahuah appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Yoseph, you son of David, fear not to take unto you Miryam (Mary) your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the (Ruach Ha Kodesh=’Holy Spirit’ OF Yahuah). And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call His Name Yahusha: for He shall deliver His people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of Yahuah by the prophet, saying,

‘Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel’, which being interpreted is, (Eloah) with us. Then Yoseph being raised from sleep did as the Messenger of Yahuah) had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Yahusha.”

It is important to note that the form “YESHUA” has been adapted to form the acronym “YESHU,” a mutilation of Yahusha’s Name used by unbelieving Yahudim during the late 1st and 2nd century CE. The letters in “YESHU” stood for the sentence, “may his name be blotted out“ (from the scroll of life).  This “Yeshu” acronym is the real root of the form “JESUS”, after going through Greek, then Latin.

For more information on Lie #4 that Christians teach that the Name of the Jewish Messiah is “Jesus,” click HERE.

Lie #5. Christians teach that the very first Believers in the Jewish Messiah were called “Christians,” and preach and teach that this assertion is scriptural.

Response to Lie #5: The very first Believers in the Jewish Messiah were NOT called Christians, the scriptures being corrupted by Christians.

The original Hebrew for “Nazarene” is based on the root “natsar”, which means to watch. And this is because the area around the burg Natsareth was named for it, hence the word “Gennetsaret” (vale of Netsar)  referred to the whole district. This root word used points to the fact that the town was situated on high ground,  providing a panoramic view of the surroundings.

In fact, the “brow of the hill” which the townfolk tried to throw the Messiah over gave the name to the town itself. Natsareth (natsar, the root) hence means “watchtower,” and Natsarenes are by extension “watchmen.”

The original followers of the Jewish Messiah were known as “Natsarim” (the plural of Natsari), because you’ll see “sect of the Nazarenes” written in your translations at Acts 24:5.

Acts 24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.

Acts 11:25-26: Then Barnaḇah went to Tarsos to seek Sha’ul, and having found him, he brought him to Antioch. And it came to be that for an entire year they came together in the assembly and taught large numbers. And the taught ones were called ‘Natsarim’ first in Antioch.

Act 24:5-6: “For having found this man a plague, who stirs up dissension among all the Yahuḏim throughout the world and a ringleader of the sect of the Natsarim, who also tried to profane the Set- Apart Place and whom we seized and wished to judge him according to our law”

1 Peter 4:16: But if one suffers being Natsarim, let him not be ashamed, but let him esteem Elohim in this matter.

Did you notice that Paul was considered to be the ringleader of a sect called the Nazarenes (Natsarim)?

The Natsarim were known to follow The Way and were easily identified due to their use of the Name. The Name of the Heavenly Elohim was banned and forbidden to be used by those practicing Judaism. But the Natsarim used His Name regularly — as did Yahusha. They also did not teach the traditions of Judaism, which was referred to as the traditions of men.

Revelation 12:17: And the dragon was enraged with the woman and he went to fight with the remnant of her seed, those guarding the commands of Elohim and possessing the witness of Yahusha ha Mashiach (The Natsarim).

Jerome  (Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus) acknowledged the existence of the Natsarim, and had contact with one of them who validated the meaning of “He shall be called a Natsari” (from Mt. 2:23). The Natsari who spoke with Sophronius/Jerome was quoting from a text he referred to as the apocryphon of YirmeYahu (Jeremiah):

The interesting thing about the quote from Jerome  is that it attests that Natsarim actually existed during the 4th century:

“Recently I read in a certain Hebrew book
that a Hebrew from the Natsarim sect brought to me,
the apocryphon of YirmeYahu, in which I found this text
written word for word.”
(Jerome; Commentary on Matthew 2:23)

It seems that the “Hebrew” from the sect of the Natsarim is most likely pointing out YirmeYahu 31:5.

The Catechetical School of Alexandria, Egypt and the “church fathers” who were trained and taught there, developed what ultimately became “Christianity,” and later Roman “Universalism,” Catholicism.  What these early “church fathers” of Alexandria wrote about a certain “sect,” the Natsarim, may be of interest to those who actually want to trace back to their roots of their beliefs.

Many of these early “Christians” were former sun-worshippers that adopted a belief in the Mashiach (Messiah) of Yisra’el, Yahusha. They worked predominantly with Greek texts, yet from reading their Greek letters, we can quickly discern that they despised the “Natsarim.” One of these church fathers’ indicated that these Natsarim possessed the writings of MattithYahu (Matthew), and stated that they were in Hebrew letters, as they had been originally written.  These facts clearly contradict what most people today have been led to believe about the original followers of Yahusha. And due to the “church fathers,” the Hebrew/Yisra’elite roots of the faith were suppressed, and only the Greek roots were developed, written about and mostly followed.

Romans 11:16-22: ” Now if the first-fruit is set-apart, the lump is also. And if the root is set-apart, so are the branches. And if some of the branches were broken off and you, being a WILD OLIVE TREE, have been GRAFTED IN among them and came to share the root and fatness of the olive tree, do NOT boast against the branches. And if you boast, remember: you do NOT bear the root, but the root bears you! You shall say then, “The branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” Good! By unbelief they were broken off and you stand by belief. Do NOT be arrogant, but FEAR. For if Elohim did NOT spare the natural branches, He might NOT spare you either. See then the kindness and the SHARPNESS of Elohim: on those who fell sharpness, but toward you kindness, IF you continue in His kindness, otherwise you also shall be cut off.”

Please understand that it seems that the two most uniform traits among all the “Church Fathers” was their condemnation of the Natsarim, and their rabid anti-Semitism.

Origen of Alexandria taught at the Catechetical School of Alexandria and succeed Clement as Head of the School.

Origen lived from 185 to 254 CE and was self-castrated and a vegetarian, like Clement.

Tertullian and Irenaeus were contemporaries of Orign, and were Classically Educated  in Paganism, and error was adopted.

Though modern seminaries (seed-plots) promote the teachings of the “church fathers,” Greek and Egyptian men sought to eliminate the former Natsarim, and the Natsarim were spoken against by those in authority back in the days of Shaul (Paul):

“And we think it right to hear from you what you think, for indeed, concerning this sect, we know that it is spoken against everywhere.”  (ACT 28:22).

This sect, the NATSARIM, was suppressed by the early church fathers, and by the developing hierarchy at the earliest formal school of Christianity,

THE CATECHETICAL SCHOOL OF ALEXANDRIA (FOUNDED CIRCA 190 CE)

The term by which the early followers of Yahusha of Natsarith were called is found at Acts 24:5, misspelled “Nazarenes.”

IRENAEUS was a mid-2nd century “church father” who held that the bishops provided the only safe-guard against false interpretation of Scripture, which laid the groundwork toward papal primacy. Also, in his battle against Gnosticism, and in the interest of unity, he maintained that Doctrinal Authority had to be solely established by Episcopal “Councils.” “Episcopal” means Governed by Bishops, and this laid a foundation for later Nicolaitanes and a hierarchical chain of command, culminating in the fascism known as the Roman Catholic Church. And Catholic means “universal” in Latin, so Irenaeus’ vision for Unity of Doctrine did actually become a reality.

And for centuries after the resurrection of Yahusha, false teachers arose to draw away disciples after themselves, just as Shaul predicted would occur in Acts chapter 20.

Today, Christians look back and call these men the “church fathers.” Augustine, Tertullian, Jerome, Epiphanius, and a dozen others guided the doctrines, and a great “falling-away” occurred through these “elders” (bishops, overseers). An example:

Yahuah tells us not to learn the ways of the Heathen, nor serve Him in their way. Dt. 12:30-32

The fourth century “Church Father”, Epiphanius, gave a detailed description of the Natsarim,  (SPEAKING AS A DRAGON):

“We shall now especially consider heretics who…call themselves Nazarenes; they are mainly Jews and nothing else. They make use not only of the New Testament, but they also use in a way the Old Testament of the Jews; for they do not forbid the books of the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings…so that they are approved of by the Jews, from whom the Nazarenes do not differ in anything, and they profess all the dogmas pertaining to the prescriptions of the Law and to the customs of the Jews, except they believe in Messiah. They preach that there is but one God, and His Son Yeshua the Messiah. But they are very learned in the Hebrew language; for they, like the Jews, read the whole Law, then the Prophets…They differ from the Jews because they believe in Messiah, and from the Christians in that they are to this day bound to the Jewish rites, such as circumcision, the Sabbath, and other ceremonies. They have the Good news according to Matthew in its entirety in Hebrew. For it is clear that they still preserve this, in the Hebrew alphabet, as it was originally written.”

Epiphanius is informing us that the Nazarenes were different from what he called the “Christians” and “Jews,” and since he lived three hundred years after Yahusha Messiah arrived, the “Nazarenes” and the “Christians” could ONLY be TWO SEPARATE GROUPS at that time!

And there is evidence that the Natsarim Sect continued to exist until at least the 13th century. The Catholic writings of Bonacursus entitled Against the Heretics refers to “Nazarenes”, who were also called ‘Pasagini’. Bonacursus says, (SPEAKING AS A DRAGON):

“Let those who are not yet acquainted with them, please note how perverse their belief and doctrine are. First, they teach that we should obey the Law of Moses according to the letter – the Sabbath, and circumcision, and the legal precepts still being in force. Furthermore, to increase their error, they condemn and reject all the Church Fathers, and the whole Roman Church.”

In his book “Judeo-Christianity,” Professor Simon disagreed with what Mr. Epiphanius had to say regarding the “Nazarenes. In an effort to CORRECT HISTORY, the Catholic Professor wrote:

“They (meaning the Nazarenes) are characterized essentially by their tenacious attachment to Jewish observances. If they became heretics in the eyes of the Mother Church, it is simply because they remained fixed on outmoded positions.”

[However...] “They well represent (although Epiphanius is energetically refusing to admit it) the very direct descendants of that primitive community, of which our author knows that is was designated by the Jews, by the same name, of Nazarenes.” [French Catholic Professor and First Century Assembly expert Marcel Simon, Judeo-christianisme, pp 47-48]

Himself a practicing Roman Catholic, Marcel Simon professed that is was indeed NOT the Catholic Christians, but rather the “Nazarenes” who were the “very DIRECT DESCENDANTS of that primitive community,” called the “Nazarenes.”

And by this he means that the “Nazarenes” — and NOT the Catholics — are the DIRECT, spiritual DESCENDANTS of the Apostles of the New Covenant!!!

And the very first Believers in Yahusha were called the “Way” (comes from ( John 14:6/ Acts 9:2, 19: 9, 23, 22:4 and 24:22).

“Christianity,” in its modern form, it seems was likely started by Simon Magnus (Simon the Magician), who is mentioned in Acts Chapter 8, and who attempted to purchase the power of Elohim, and is actually buried under the altar of “St. Peter’s Cathedral” in Rome. ”Christianity” was later made the Official State Religion of Rome by Constantine. In fact, the Vatican is the Great Whore spoken of in scripture.

”Christianity” was certainly not started by “Saint Peter”, Paul, or Yahusha Messiah.

And did you know that there were “Christians” before the Natsarim were started by Yahusha?

Followers of Serapis (a Pagan Diety) in 300 B.C. were known as “Kristianos.”  The Greek term Chrestoi means “good men,” which was applied to the followers of Sarapis for three centuries before Yahusha Messiah arrived. (From Serapis dictionary entry: There those who worship Serapis are, in fact, Christians, and those who call themselves bishops of Christ are, in fact, devotees of Serapis.)  It is a fact of language that the term “Christian” simply means cretin, idiot, stupid, mentally defective.

“For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Yahudim throughout the world and a ringleader of the sect (G139, hairesis) of the Nazarenes (G3480) . . .” The Greek word hairesis above gives us our word “heresy”  translated “sect”. So we know the “sect” being spoken of was not the Christians, because Christians developed later. The word christianos was used twice in the Greek text as a device of scorn, since in the ancient world it conveyed a much different sense than it does today. The use of the word christianos did not “name” the sect, but it was a derisive, scornful label that meant they were like gullible, dumb beasts, or “cretins”.

The word “christianos” (Latin, Christianus) was a term of scorn, traced back through a related word which history never “revised”:

cre·tin   (krēt’n) n.

1.  A person afflicted with cretinism.

Slang:  An idiot.

[French crétin, from French dialectal, deformed and mentally retarded person found in certain Alpine valleys, from Vulgar Latin *christiānus, Christian, human being, poor fellow, from Latin Chrīstiānus, Christian; see Christian.] Source:  The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company.  Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

The word “watchmen” is the Hebrew word NATSARIM, and means guardians, protectors, preservers, and also means “branches”, as in “descendants.” Immediately, we see the connection with Yahusha’s words about Him being the Root, and His students the “branches,” the off-spring of His teachings. The name by which we are called has no Greek roots; the Hebrew roots of our name are profound.

And the 1945 Encyclopedia Americana has this to say under to topic “GOD”:

“GOD (god); Common Teutonic word for personal object of religious worship, formerly applicable to super-human beings of heathen myth; on conversion of Teutonic races to Christianity, term was applied to Supreme Being.”

So, how does one become a Natsari?

“And Yahusha came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on Earth. Therefore, go and make taught ones of all the nations, immersing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Set-apart Spirit, teaching them to guard all that I have commanded you. And see, I am with you always, until the end of the age.’”

And don’t forget this scripture…

“And in her was found the blood of prophets and set-apart ones, and of all who were slain on the Earth.”  Rev 18:24

When are are saved, the Covenant is a marriage between Yahuah and Yisra’el, His bride. And Natsarim Yisra’el (Nazarene Israel) represents the First-Fruits of a great up-coming Harvest of Souls for the Kingdom of Heaven. Yisra’el is the only “denomination,” and the Natsarim are an elect group within Yisra’el, as they are called by Yahusha as workers in His up-coming harvest of mankind. We are Gentiles and Hebrews. We are all grafted into Yisra’el.

Natsarim, or followers of Yahusha, are those who “obey Yahuah’s Commandments and hold to the testimony of Yahusha” (Rev 12:17).

Natsarim are watchmen (Natsarim, Acts 24:5, Jer. 31:6 meaning also branches), and consider all Believers to be on the path to redemption through repentance, immersion in the Name of Yahusha, and obedience to the Covenant of Yahusha, through the Set-Apart-Spirit of Elohim.

And here is the Name of the Creator that was restored to the text in its original ancient Hebrew form as He wrote it: 

Falsehood #5. Christians assert that the U.S.-led War on Drugs is scriptural and GOOD.

Response to Falsehood #5: This is a falsehood, with no scripture pointing out that the government is to be used as an instrument against those who self-inflict wounds. In FACT, the War on Drugs has nothing whatsoever to do with Elohim, but rather is from the Destroyer below. For more information on why the War on Drugs is not good and is against scripture, please click HERE and HERE.

Falsehood #6. Christians assert that “tithing” is scriptural for New Covenant Believers.

Response to Falsehood #6: This is a falsehood, with no scripture directing New Covenant Believers to give ten percent of anything to anyone or any Assembly. For more information on why “tithing” is NOT directed at New Covenant Believers of Yahusha, click HERE and HERE and HERE.

Falsehood #7. Christians claim that the Creator never allowed men to marry more than one wife and is unscriptural (polygyny, as opposed to bigamy or polygamy, which also allows women to marry more than one man, which is also called “polyandry), with some claiming that the only exceptions were Jewish Patriarchs.

Response to Falsehood #7: This is a falsehood, with scripture allowing ANY man to marry more than one wife. Scripture never allows for polygamy, but Elohim made allowances for multiple wives, also the overflow of females taking into account that they would be taken care of, too. For more information on why bigamy is scriptural and has helped women, click HERE and HERE and HERE.

Falsehood #8. Christians claim and teach as scriptural that once a person has been “saved,” they need not fear the Creator any longer, they just have to “revere” the Creator.

Response to Falsehood#8: This is a falsehood, since scripture even points out that blasphemy against the Set-Apart Spirit of Elohim will NEVER be forgiven, not in this age, nor the age to come. Plus, the scripture is replete with COMMANDS to “FEAR” Elohim and even making Elohim your “DREAD.” For more information on the COMMANDMENT to “FEAR” Elohim, click HERE

Thank you for listening, 777denny

The “Rapture”: Yahusha is Coming With FIRE, Few Will Be ‘Caught Away’ By His Second Coming; Frightfully, People Will Call on Rocks to Fall on Them!

The reason “Judgment Day” has come and gone for the false teachers, preachers, leaders and others is because they are preaching and teaching false doctrines, which Yahusha has forbidden concerning adding and/or taking away from the prophecy of the Book of Revelation. CAUTION: With FIRE WILL YAHUSHA COME AND “RAPTURE” HIS BRIDE AND KILL 200,000,000 of the anti-messiah’s army, SHEER TERROR GRIPING THE HEARTS OF MANKIND WHEN HE APPROACHES EARTH FOR PURGING THE NATIONS WITH FIRE!

These were the sentiments I was feeling concerning the conclusion of writing ‘Yeshuyahu Chapters 6-35′: that Yahusha is coming back to “catch away” (some use the word “rapture”) his Bride as He comes back to earth with FIRE. This is also why men who have taken the Mark of the Beast call (they aren’t singing, they are in sheer terror from His soon-approaching wrath of FIRE) upon the rocks of the caves they are HIDING IN to FALL ON THEM and HIDE THEM from His wrath of fire. But let’s look at a fair amount of scripture to back this assumption up.

Yahusha speaking to His followers, also spoke to us today, beginning in Luke 12:41:

And Kepha said to Him, “Master, do You speak this parable to us, or also to all?” And the Master said, “Who then is the trustworthy and wise manager, who his master shall appoint over his household, to give the portion of food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master shall find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you that he shall appoint him over all his possessions….And that servant who knew his master’s desire and did not prepare, nor did according to his desire, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who did not know, yet did what deserved flogging, shall be beaten with few. Everyone to whom much is given, from him much shall be demanded. To whom much has been entrusted, from him much more shall be asked. I CAME TO SEND FIRE ON THE EARTH and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have an immersion to be immersed with and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!…And he also told the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A storm is coming,’ and so it is. And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There shall be hot weather,’ and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the heavens and of the earth, but HOW IS IT YOU DO NOT DISCERN THIS TIME?”

His “immersion” followed His baptism under water, and was referring to his death and being under the earth for three days. He has yet to accomplish the second part of the prophecy about sending “fire on the earth.”

Let’s look at Malaki (Malachi) 3:1:

“See, I am sending My messenger and he shall prepare the way before Me. Then suddenly the Master you are seeking comes to His Kekal, even the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. See, He is coming,” said YHWH of hosts. And WHO IS ABLE TO STAND WHEN HE APPEARS? FOR HE IS LIKE THE FIRE OF A REFINER and like the soap of the launderer. And He shall SIT AS A REFINER and a cleanser of silver. And He shall cleanse the sons of Lewi and REFINE them as gold and silver and they shall belong to YHWH, bringing near an offering in righteousness.

We can see what seems to be “cleansing” or “refining” taking place after Yahusha returns to earth in Matithyahu (Matthew) 25:

1 “Then the reign of the heavens shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise and five foolish. those who were foolish, having taken their lamps, took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their containers with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom took time, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was heard, ‘See, the bridegroom is coming, go our to meet Him!‘ Then all those maidens rose up and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, indeed, there would not be enough for us and you. Instead, go to those who sell and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast and the door was shut. And later the other maidens also came, saying, ‘Master, Master, open up for us!’ But he answering, said, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Watch therefore, because you do not know the DAY or the HOUR in which the Son of Adam is coming…Then he who had received two talents came and said, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents. See, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy servant. You were trustworthy over a little, I shall set you over much. Enter into the joy of your Master.’ And the one who had received the one talent also came and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown and gathering where you  have not scattered seed, and being afraid, I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’ And his master answering, said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seek. Then you should have put my silver with the banker AND AT MY COMING I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore take away the talent from him and give it to him who possess ten talents. For to everyone who possesses, more shall be given and he shall have overflowingly; but from  him who does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away. And throw the worthless servant out into the outer darkness — there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.‘ And when the Son of Adam comes in His esteem and all the set-apart messengers with Him, then He shall sit on the throne of His esteem. And ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE GATHERED before Him and He shall SEPERATE THEM ONE FROM ANOTHER, as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats. And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the Sovereign shall say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the reign prepared for you from the foundation of the world — FOR I WAS HUNGRY, and YOU gave ME food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous shall answer Him, saying, ‘Master, when did we see You hungry and WE fed You, or thirsty and gave You to drink? When did we see You a stranger and took You in, or naked and clothed You? And when did we see You sick, or in prison and we came to You?’ And the Sovereign shall answer and say to them, ‘Truly, I say to you, in so far as you did it ton one of the least of these My brothers, you did it to Me.’ He shall then also say to those on the left hand, ‘Go away from Me, accursed ones, into the EVERLASTING FIRE PREPARED FOR THE devil and his messengers — for I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, was naked and you did not clothe Me, sich and in prison and you did not visit Me.’ Then they also shall answer Him, saying, ‘Master, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and did not serve You?’ Then He shall answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, in so far as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ And these shall go away into EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT but the righteous into everlasting life.”

We can conclude above that those the Master is talking to are all DEAD! This is the first resurrection, which ONLY those at the end of the age can take part in. This is also why the five foolish virgins show up AFTER the 1,000 year reign of Yahusha on earth and try to get into ‘New Yerushalayim,” and are in the ‘outer darkness’ and cannot enter in the Kingdom. Those who do not help those who do NOT take the Mark of the Beast and those who do get their fair rewards respectively. Now let’s continue this research by looking at 1 Kepja (1 Peter) chapter 1.

3. Blessed be the Elohim and Father of our Master OWYFZ Messiah, who according to His great compassion has caused us to be born again to a living expectation through the resurrection of OWYFZ Messiah from the dead, to an INHERITANCE INCORRUPTIBLE and undefiled and unfading, having been KEPT IN THE HEAVENS FOR YOU, who are protected by the power of Elohim through belief, FOR A DELIVERANCE READY TO BE REVEALED IN THE LAST TIME, in which you exult, EVEN THOUGH FOR A LITTLE WHILE, if need be, YOU HAVE BEEN GRIEVED BY MANIFOLD TRIALS, IN ORDER THAT THE PROVING OF YOUR BELIEF — much more precious than gold that perishes and proven by FIRE — might be found to result in PRAISE and RESPECT and ESTEEM AT THE REVELATION of OWYFZ Messiah, whom having not seen, you love; in whom you exult with unspeakable and esteemed joy, yet not seeing, but believing, obtaining THE GOAL OF YOUR BELIEF: a deliverance of lives.”

Notice the “deliverance ready to be revealed in the last time.” The coming Mark of the Beast will cause true Believers in Yahusha to refuse to take it, thus making them susceptible to hunger, thirst, nakedness, incarceration, and homelessness. Thus, those who are still alive will be delivered by Messiah. Look at Yeshayahu (Isaiah) chapter 9:

5. For every boot of one trampling in tumult and coat rolled in blood, shall be used for BURNING AND FUEL FOR FIRE. For a Child shall be born unto us, a Son shall be given unto us and the RULE IS ON His shoulder. Counsellor, Strong El, Father of Continuity, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His RULE AND PEACE there is not end, upon the throne of Dawid and over His reign, to establish it and sustain it with right-ruling and with righteousness from now on, even forever…And the people have not turned back to Him who smites them nor have they sought YHWH of hosts. And YHWH cuts off head and tail from Yisra’el, palm branch and reed IN ONE DAY. Elder and highly respected, he is the head; THE PROPHET WHO TEACHES FALSEHOOD, he is the tail. For THE LEADERS OF THIS PEOPLE LEAD THEM ASTRAY…For wrongness BURNS AS THE FIRE; it CONSUMES THORNBUSHES AND WEEDS and sets the bushes of the forest ablaze and they roll up like rising smoke. The LAND SHALL BE BURNED UP BY THE WRATH of YHWH of hosts and the PEOPLE AS FUEL FOR THE FIRE. A man shall not spare his brother, and cut down on the right hand, but shall be hungry; and he devours on the left hand, but shall not be satisfied; each one devouring the FLESH OF HIS OWN ARM.

Notice the very same themes of hunger and wrath and fire from Matithyahu chapter 25 above. Let’s continue with 2 Kepha (2 Peter) 3:

1. …I stir up your sincere mind, to remember the words previously spoken by the set-apart prophets and of the command of the Master and Saviour, spoken by your emissaries, KNOWING THIS FIRST: that mockers shall come IN THE LAST DAYS with mocking, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the PROMISE OF His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all continues as from the beginning of creation.” For THEY CHOOSE TO HAVE THIS HIDDEN FROM THEM: that the heavens were of old and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by the Word of Elohim, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. AND THE PRESENT HEAVENS AND THE EARTH are treasured up by the same Word, BEING KEPT FOR FIRE, to A DAY OF JUDGMENT AND DESTRUCTION of wicked men. But, beloved ones, let NOT this one matter be hidden from you: that with YHWH one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. YHWH is NOT slow in regard to the promise, as some count slowness, but IS PATIENT towards US, not wishing that ANY should PERISH but that all should come to repentance. But THE DAY OF YHWH shall come as a thief in the night, in which THE HEAVENS SHALL PASS AWAY WITH A GREAT NOISE AND THE ELEMENTS SHALL MELT WITH INTENSE HEAT AND THE EARTH AND THE WORKS THAT ARE IN IT SHALL BE BURNED UP. Seeing all these are TO BE DESTROYED IN THIS WAY, what kind of people ought you to be in set-apart ehaviour and reverence, looking for and hastening the COMING OF THE DAY of Elohim, through which THE HEAVENS SHALL BE DESTROYED, BEING SET ON FIRE AND THE ELEMENTS MELT WITH INTENSE HEAT! But according to His promise WE WAIT for a renewed heavens and a renewed earth in which righteousness dwells. So then, beloved ones, LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS, do your utmost to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and reckon the patience of our Master as deliverance, as also Sha’ul wrote to you, according to the wisdom given to him, as also in ALL HIS LETTERS, speaking in them CONCERNING THESE MATTTERS, in which some are HARD TO UNDERSTAND, which those who are untaught and unstable TWIST TO THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION, AS THEY DO OTHER Scriptures.

 Notice that the scripture above accentuates other new and old covenant writers and scriptures thereof concerning YHWH judging the world with FIRE at the end of the age, afterwards the earth is RENEWED WITH FIRE. So, let’s take a look at what Sha’ul (Paul) wrote in Revelation 1:

1. Revelation of OWYFZ Messiah, which Elohim gave Him to show His servants WHAT HAS TO TAKE PLACE with speed (remember that a day is as a thousand years and that he wants to have patience with His set-apart ones, wanting ALL to come to repentance. It has only been about TWO DAYS [one day equals a thousand years] since Messiah died, in YHWH’s eyes)….Blessed is he who reads and those who HEAR THE WORDS OF THIS PROPHECY AND GUARD what is written in it, for the time is near. ..See, He is coming with the CLOUDS and EVERY EYE SHALL SEE Him, even they who pierced Him (remember that He comes to gather the nations together and separate them, which would be at the end of the 1,000 year reign of Yahusha Messiah, and all eyes will be upon Him. Many had mocked this believing that since those who had pierced Him had long ago died, therefore the scriptures were wrong. But Yahusha separates them according to their own doings, which sends them to where their eternal home will be). ..and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Adam, dressed in a robe down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. And His head and hair were white as white wool, as snow and His eyes as a flame of fire, and His feet like burnished brass, AS IF REFINED IN A FURNACE and His voice as the sound of many waters. And in His right hand He held seven stars and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword and His FACE WAS AS THE SUN SHINING IN ITS STRENGTH. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as DEAD and he placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid, I am the First and the Last, and the living One. And I became dead, and see, I am LIVING FOREVER AND EVER. Amen. And I posses the keys of the grave and of death…The secret of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are messengers of the seven assemblies and the seven lampstands which you saw are seven assemblies.”

As we can gain from other scripture, Messiah is the first fruits of the dead. The Two Witnesses who wear sackcloth will prophecy for a specific amount of time, then be killed, and on the third day rise from the dead and go up to heaven. Only AFTER the body has DIED and is DEAD, can it be transformed into the incorruptible and immortal, being able to live life everlasting. In the twinkling of an eye

Now I will start talking directly to those set-apart ones who love Yahusha through the following scriptures of what to expect from Messiah in the day ahead throughout the entire world, beginning in Revelation 2:

“To the messenger of the assembly of Ephesos write, ‘He who is holding the seven stars in His right hand, who is walking in the midst of the seven golden lampstands, says this: “I know your works and your labour and your endurance and that you are not able to bear evil ones and have tried those who say they are emissaries and are not and have found them false; and you have been bearing up and have endurance and have laboured for My Name’s sake and have not become weary. But I hold this against you, that you have left your first love. So remember from where you have fallen and repent and do the first works, or else I shall come to you speedily and REMOVE your lampstand from its place, UNLESS you repent.. Yet this you have, that you hate the works of the Nikolaites, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. TO HIM WHO OVERCOMES I shall give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of Elohim. And to the messenger of the assembly in Smurna write, ‘This says the First and the Last, who became dead, and came to life: I know your works and pressure and poverty — yet you are rich — and the blasphemy of those who say they are Yahudim and are not, but are a congregation of Satan. Do not be afraid of what YOU ARE ABOUT TO SUFFER. See, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, in order to try you and you shall have pressure ten days. Be trustworthy until death and I shall give you the crown of life.  He who has an ear, let him HEAR what the Spirit says to the assemblies. He who overcomes shall by no means be harmed by the SECOND DEATH. And to the messenger of the assembly in Pergamos write, ‘He who has the sharp two-edged sword, says this: I know your works and where you dwell, where the throne of Satan is. And you hold fast to My Name and did not deny the belief in Me, even in the day in which Antipas was My trustworthy witness, who was killed near you, where Satan dwells. But I hold a few matters against you, because you have there those who adhere to the teaching of Bil’am, who taught Balaq to put a stumbling-block before the children of Yisra’el, to eat food offered to idols and to commit whoring.. So you also have those who adhere to the teaching of the Nikolaites, which teaching I hate. Repent, or else I shall come to you speedily and FIGHT AGAINST THEM WITH THE SWORD OF My MOUTH. He who has an ear, let him HEAR what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes I shall give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I shall give him a white stone and on the stone a renewed Name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”‘And to the messenger of the assembly in Thyatira write, ‘This says the Son of Elohim, who has eyes like a FLAME OF FIRE and His FEET LIKE BURNISHED BRASS: I know your works and love and service and belief and your endurance. And as for your works, the last are more than the first. But I hold against you that you allow that woman Izebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and lead My servants astray to commit whoring and to eat food offered to idols. And I gave her time to repent of her whoring and she did not repent. See, I am throwing her into a sickbed and those who commit adultery with her into GREAT AFFLICTION, UNLESS they repent of their works. And I SHALL SLAY HER CHILDREN WITH DEATH. And ALL the assemblies shall know that I am the One searching the kidneys and hearts. And I shall give to each one of you ACCORDING TO YOUR WORKS. And to you I say and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not possess this teaching and who have not known the depths of Satan, as they call them, I am not putting on you another burden. But hold fast what you have until I come. And he who overcomes and guards My works UNTIL THE END, to him I shall give authority over the nations, and he shall shepherd them with a rod of iron, as the potter’s vessels shall be broken to pieces, as I also have received from My Father. And I shall give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him HEAR what the Spirit says to the assemblies.”

Revelation 3:1 “And to the messenger of the assembly in Sardis write, ‘He who has the seven Spirits of Elohim and the seven stars, says this, “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but YOU ARE DEAD. Wake up and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I HAVE NOT FOUND YOUR WORKS COMPLETE BEFORE Elohim. Remember, then, how you have received and HEARD. And watch and repent. If, then, you do not WAKE UP, I shall come upon you as a thief and YOU SHALL NOT KNOW AT ALL what hour I come upon you. Nevertheless, you have a FEW names in Sardis who have not defiled their garments. And they shall walk with Me in white, because THEY ARE WORTHY. He who overcomes shall be dressed in white robes and I shall by no means blot out his name from the Book of life, but I shall confess his name before My Father and before His messengers. He who has an ear, let him HEAR what the Spirit says to the assemblies, And to the messenger of the assembly in Philadelphia write, ‘He who is set-apart, He who is true, He who has the key of Dawid, He who opens and no one shuts and shuts and no one opens, says this: I know your works — see, I have set before you an open door, and no one is able to shut it — that you have little power, yet have guarded My word and have not denied My Name. See, I am giving up those of the congregation of Satan, who say they are Yahudim, and are not, but lie. See, I am making them come and worship before your feet and to KNOW THAT I HAVE LOVED YOU. Because you have guarded My Word of endurance, I also shall guard you from the hour of TRIAL WHICH SHALL COME UPON THE WORLD, TO TRY THOSE WHO DWELL ON THE EARTH. See, I am coming speedily! Hold what you have that no one take your crown. he who overcomes, I shall make him a supporting post in the Dwelling Place of My Elohim and he shall by no means go out. And I shall write on him the Name of My Elohim and the Name of the city of My Elohim, the renewed Yerushalayim, which comes down out of the heavens from My Elohim and My renewed Name. He who has an ear, let him HEAR what the Spirit says to the assemblies. And to the messenger of the assembly in Laodikeia write, ‘The Amen, the Trustworthy and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of Elohim, says this: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would that were cold or hot. So, BECAUSE YOU ARE LUKEWARM and neither cold nor hot, I AM GOING TO VOMIT YOU OUT OF My Mouth. Because YOU SAY, ‘Rich I am and I am made rich and need none at all,’ and do not know that you are wretched and pitiable and poor and blind and naked. I advise you to buy from Me gold REFINED IN THE FIRE, so that you become rich; and white garments, so that you become dressed, so that the shame of your nakedness might not be shown; and anoint your eyes with ointment, so that you see. AS MANY AS I LOVE, I REPROVE AND DISCIPLINE. So be ardent and repent. See, I stand at the door and knock. IF ANYONE HEARS My voice and opens the door, I shall come in to him and dine with him and he with Me. to him who overcomes I shall give to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear let him HEAR what the Spirit says to the assemblies.'”‘

As one can plainly see from above, ONLY those who seek what YHWH wants and obeys the commandments of Yahusha by doing His desires, will any of us endure to the end.

Next we will see what is soon to transpire on earth starting in Revelation 6:

1. And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, like a sound of thunder, “Come and see.” And I looked and saw a white horse and he who sat on it holding a bow. And a crown was given to him and he went out overcoming and to overcome. And when He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” And another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was given to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth and that they should slay one another. And a great sword was given to him. And when He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” And I looked and saw a black horse and he who sat on it holding a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wage and three quarts of  barley for a day’s wage. And do not harm the oil and the wine.” And when He opened the fourth…And I looked and saw a pale horse. And he who sat on it had the Name Death and the grave followed with him. And authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with hunger and with death and by the beasts of the earth. And when He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the alter the beings of those having been SLAIN FOR THE Word of Elohim and for the witness which they held, and they cried with a lud voice, saying, “How long, O Master, set-apart and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” and there was given to each one a white robe and they were told that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brothers, who would be KILLED AS THEY WERE, was completed. And I looked when He opened the sixth seal and saw a great earthquake came to be. And the sun became black as sackcloth of hair and the moon became as blood. And the stars of the heavens fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its unripe figs, being shaken by a strong wind. And heaven departed like a scroll being rolled up and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the sovereigns of the earth and the great ones and the rich ones and the commanders and the mighty and every slave and every free one,m HID THEMSELVES IN THE CAVES AND IN THE ROCKS OF THE MOUNTAINS, and SAID TO THE MOUNTAINS AND ROCKS, ” FALL ON US AND HIDE US FROM THE FACE OF Him sitting on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, because THE GREAT DAY OF His WRATH HAS COME, AND WHO IS ABLE TO STAND?”

As we can observe from above, Yahusha’s wrath is so terrifying, the people of earth call to rocks that cannot hear to fall upon them to hide them from the Lamb’s wrath. Now let’s take even more time with Revelation starting in 19:

1. And after this I heard a loud voice of a great crowd in the heaven, saying, “Halleluyah! Deliverance and esteem and respect and power to YHWH our Elohim! Because true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great whore who corrupted the earth with her whoring. And He has avenged on her the BLOOD OF His SERVANTS SHED BY HER.” And a second time they said, “Halleluyah! And HER SMOKE RISES UP FOREVER AND EVER!: And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped Elohim who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen! Halleluyah!: And a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our Elohim, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!” And I heard as the voice of a great crowd, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunders, saying, “Halleluyah, for YHWH El Shaddai reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him praise, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His wife prepared herself.” And to her it was given to be dressed in fine linen, clean and bright, FOR THE FINE LINEN IS THE RIGHTEOUSNESSES OF THE SET-APART ONES….And I saw the heavens opened and there was a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Trustworthy and True and in righteousness He judges and fights. And His eyes were as A FLAME OF FIRE and on His head were many crowns, having a Name that had been written, which no one had perceived except Himself — and having been dressed in a robe dipped in blood — and His Name is called: The Word of YHWH. And the armies in the heaven, dressed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. And AND OUT OF His MOUTH GOES A SHARP SWORD, that WITH IT He SHOULD SMITE THE NATIONS. And He shall shepherd them with a rod of iron. And He treads the winepress of the fierceness and WRATH of El Shaddai. And On His robe and on His thigh He has a Name written: SOVEREIGN OF SOVEREIGNS AND MASTER OF MASTERS. And I saw one messenger standing in the sun and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid-heaven, “come and gather together for the supper of the great Elohim, to eat the flesh of sovereigns and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of strong ones and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them AND THE FLESH OF ALL PEOPLE, free and slave, both small and great.” I saw the beast and the sovereigns of the earth and their armies, gathered together to fight Him who sat on the  horse and His army. And the beast was seized and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he led astray those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image. The two were THROWN ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE BURNING WITH SULPHUR. And the rest were KILLED with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse and all the birds were filled with their flesh.

Now let’s turn to Yeshuyahu (Isaiah) 10:

16. Therefore the Master, YHWH of hosts, sends leanness among his fat ones. And under his esteem he kindles a burning like the burning of a fire. טז.
And the Light of Yisra’el shall be for a fire and his Set-apart One for a flame. And it shall burn and devour his weeds and his thornbushes in one day. יז.
and consume the esteem of his forest and of his fertile field, both life and flesh. And they shall be as when a sick man wastes away, יח.
and the remaining trees of his forest shall be so few in number that a child records them. יט.
And in that day it shall be that the remnant of Yisra’el and those who have escaped of the house of Ya’aqob, never again lean upon him who defeated them, but shall lean upon YHWH, the Set-apart One of Yisra’el, in truth.

His Set-apart one of Yisra’el is Yahusha, which is the Word of YHWH become flesh, the Light of the world. Notice that fields and life and flesh will be consumed by the burning and devouring of the fire. Now let’s continue in Yeshayahu with 11:

2.The Spirit of YHWH shall rest upon Him–the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of YHWH, ב.
and shall make Him breath in the fear of YHWH. And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears. ג.
But with righteousness He shall judge the poor and shall decide with straightness for the meek ones of the earth and shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wrong with the breath of His lips.

Notice He shall “slay the wrong with the breath of His lips.” Now notice that he shall SMITE THE EARTH WITH THE ROD OF HIS MOUTH.” This vindicates what Revelation and other scripture talk about concerning FIRE from Yahusha. But let’s talk about the set-apart ones of Yahusha in Yeshayahu 12:

1. And in that day you shall say, “I thank You YHWH, though You were enraged with me, Your displeasure has turned back and You have comforted me. א.
See, El is my deliverance, I trust and am not afraid. For Yah, YHWH, is my strength and my song and He has become my deliverance.” ב.
And you shall draw water with joy from the fountains of deliverance. ג.
And in that day you shall say, “Praise YHWH, call upon His Name; make known His deeds among the peoples, make mention that His Name is exalted. ד.
“Sing to YHWH, For He has done excellently; this is known in all the earth.

Looking at the above scripture, we can see that  people will be tested and experience YHWH’s displeasure and after the experience of Him being enraged at us, we praise Yah, telling His deeds and exalting YHWH’s Name.  Let’s continue with Yeshayahu 13 to read about more fire coming to earth and the future of the world very soon:

1. The message concerning Babel which Yeshayahu son of Amots saw.

א.

“Lift up a banner on the high mountain, raise your voice to them; wave your hand, let them enter the gates of the nobles.

ב.

“I have commanded My set-apart ones; I have also called My mighty men for My displeasure, My proudly exulting ones.”

ג.

The noise of an uproar in the mountains, like that of many people! A noise of uproar of the reigns of gentiles gathered together! YHWH of hosts is gathering an army for battle.

ד.

They are coming from a distant land, from the end of the heavens, even YHWH  and His weapons of displeasure, to destroy all the earth.

ה.

Howl, for the day of YHWH is near! It comes as a destruction from the Almighty.

ו.

Therefore, all hands shall go limp, every man’s heart melts.

ז.

And they shall be afraid. Pangs and sorrows take hold of them, they are in pain as a woman in labour; they are amazed at one another, their faces aflame!

ח.

See, the day of YHWH is coming, fierce, with wrath and heat of displeasure, to lay the earth waste and destroy its sinners from it.

ט.

For the stars of the heavens and their constellations do not give off their light. The sun shall be dark at its rising and the moon not send out its light.

י.

“And I shall punish the world for its evil and the wrong for their crookedness and shall put an end to the arrogance of the proud and lay low the pride of the ruthless.

יא.

I shall make mortal man scarcer than fine gold and mankind scarcer than the gold of Ophir.

יב.

“So I shall make the heavens tremble and the earth shall shake from her place, in the wrath of YHWH of hosts and in the day of the heat of His displeasure.

יג.

“And it shall be as the hunted gazelle and as a sheep that no man takes up–every man turns to his own people and everyone flees to his own people and everyone flees to his own land.

יד.

Whoever is found is thrust through, and everyone taken falls by the sword.

טו.

“And their children are dashed to pieces before their eyes, their houses plundered and their wives ravished.

טז.

See, I am stirring up the Medes against them, who do not regard silver and as for gold, they do not delight in it.

יז.

“And bows dash the young to pieces and they have no compassion on the fruit of the womb, their eye spare no children.

Notice again the same themes with Revelation about destruction and war. There is a “gathering” of “an army for battle, with YHWH and His weapons of displeasure, TO DESTROY THE EARTH! The day of YHWH IS to DESTROY ALL THE EARTH! This is why every mans’ heart melts and all hands go limp and they realize they are DOOMED. Notice also it says “in the day of the HEAT of His displeasure” to “LAY WASTE THE EARTH and DESTROY ITS sinners FROM IT. Now let’s go to Yeshayahu 25:

1. See YHWH is making the earth empty and making it waste and shall overturn its surface and shall scatter abroad its inhabitants. א.
And it shall be–as with the people so with the priest, as with the servant so with the master. as with female servant so with her mistress, as with the buyer so with the seller, as with the lender so with the borrower, as with the creditor so with the debtor; ב.
the earth is completely emptied and utterly plundered, for YHWH has spoken this word. ג.
The earth shall mourn and wither, the world shall languish and wither, the haughty people of the earth shall languish. ד.
For the earth has been defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the Torot, changed the law, broken the everlasting covenant. ה.
Therefore a curse shall consume the earth and those who dwell in it be punished. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth shall be burned and few men shall be left. ו.
The new wine shall fail, the vine shall languish, all those glad at heart shall sigh. ז.
The joy of the tambourine shall cease, the noise of those who rejoice shall end, the joy of the lyre shall cease. ח.
No more do they drink wine with a song, strong drink is bitter to those who drink it. ט.
The deserted city shall be broken down, every house shall be shut, no one enters. י.
There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy shall be darkened, the gladness of the earth shall be gone. יא.
The city is left to ruins and the gate is stricken with destruction. יב.
For thus it is to be in the midst of the earth among the peoples, like the shaking of an olive tree, like the gleaning grapes when the grape harvest is done. יג.
They lift up their voice, they sing of the excellency of YHWH, they shall cry aloud from the sea. יד.
Therefore praise YHWH in the east, the Name of YHWH Elohim of Yisra’el in the coastlands of the sea. טו.
From the ends of the earth we shall hear songs, “Splendour to the righteous One!” But I say, “I waste away, I waste away! Woe to me! The treacherous betray, with treachery the treacherous betray.” טז.
Fear and the pit and the snare are upon you, O inhabitant or the earth. יז.
And it shall be that he who flees from the noise of the fear falls into the pit and he who comes up from the midst of the pit is caught in the snare. For the windows from on high shall be opened and the foundations of the earth be shaken. יח.
The earth shall be utterly broken, the earth shall be completely shattered, the earth shall be fiercely shaken. יט.
The earth shall stagger like a drunkard. And it shall totter like a hut and its transgression shall be heavy upon it and it shall fall and not rise again. כ.
And in that day shall be that YHWH punishes on high the host of exalted ones and on the earth the sovereigns of the earth. כא.
And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit and shall be shut up in the prison and be punished after many days. כב.
And the moon shall blush and the sun shall be ashamed, for YHWH of hosts shall reign on Mount Tsiyon and in Yerushalayim, and before His elders, in esteem!
25) 1. O YHWH You are my Elohim. I exalt You, I praise Your Name, for You shall do a wonder–counsels of long ago, trustworthiness, truth. א.
For You shall make a city a heap, a walled city a ruin, a palace of foreigners to be a city no more–never to be rebuilt. ב.
Therefore a strong people praise You, the city of the ruthless nations fear You. ג.
For You shall be a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm, a shade from the heat. For the spirit of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall. ד.
You subdue the noise of foreigners, as heat in a dry place; as heat in the shadow of a cloud, the singing of the ruthless is subdued. ה.
And in this mountain YHWH of hosts shall make for all people a feast of choice pieces, a feast of old wines, of choice pieces with marrow, of old wines, well refined. ו.
And He shall swallow up on this mountain the surface of the covering which covers all people and the veil which is spread over all nations. ז.
He shall swallow up death forever and the Master YHWH shall wipe away tears from all faces and take away the reproach of His people from all the earth. For YHWH has spoken. ח.
And it shall be said in that day, “See, this is our Elohim. We have waited for Him and He saves us. This is YHWH, we have waited for Him, let us be glad and rejoice in His deliverance.”

Notice the language of YHWH “making the earth empty and making it waste,” overturning “its SURFACE” and therefore “a curse” will consume “the earth AND THOSE who dwell in it” so that “THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BURNED AND FEW MEN SHALL BE LEFT.” The “EARTH SHALL BE UTTERLY BROKEN and “COMPLETELY SHATTERED and “FIERCELY SHAKEN.” Now let’s again go to Yeshayahu chapter 27:

4. “Wrath is not in Me. Who would set thornbushes and weeds against Me in battle? I would go through them, I WOULD BURN THEM TOGETHER.”

Now I want you to play close attention to those that draw near to YHWH with their lips, and how YHWH has closed the understanding of the minds of the prophets and seers at the end of this age in Yeshuyahu 29:

5. “But the crowd of those strange to you shall be like fine dust and the crowd of the ruthless ones as chaff blowing away. And it shall be in an instant, suddenly!” ה.
You shall be visited by YHWH of hosts with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and storm and flame of devouring fire. ו.
Then the crowd of all the gentiles who fight against Ari’el, even all who fight against her and her stronghold and distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision. ז.
And it shall be as when a hungry man dreams and see, he eats; but he awakes and his being is empty; or as when a thirsty man dreams and see, he drinks; but he awakes and see, he is faint and his being is longing. Thus shall the crowd of all the gentiles be who fight against Mount Tsiyon. ח.
Pause and wonder! blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. ט.
For YHWH has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep and has closed your eyes, the prophets. And He covered your heads, the seers. י.
And the entire vision is to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which men give to one who knows books, saying, “Read this, please.” And he said, “I am unable, for it is sealed. יא.
And the book is given to one does not know books, saying, “Read this, please.” And he said, “I have not known books.” יב.
And YHWH says, “Because this people has drawn near with its mouth and with its lips they have esteemed Me and it has kept its heart far from Me and their fear of Me has become a command of men that is taught! יג.
“Therefore, see, I am again doing a marvellous work among this people, a marvellous work and a wonder. And the wisdom of their wise men shall perish and the understanding of their clever men shall be hidden.” יד.
Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from YHWH and their works are in the dark: they say, Who sees us?” and “Who knows us?” טו.
How perverse of you! Should the potter be reckoned as the clay? Should what is made say of its Maker, “He did not make me?” And what is formed say of Him who formed it, “He did not understand?” טז.
Is it not yet a little while and Lebanon shall be turned into garden land and garden land be reckoned as a forest? יז.
And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book and the eyes of the blind shall see out of gloom and out of darkness. יח.
And the meek ones shall increase their joy in YHWH and the poor  among men rejoice in the Set-apart One of Yisra’el. יט.
For the ruthless one is brought to naught, the scorner is consumed and all who watch for evil shall be cut off, כ.
those who make a man to sin in word and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate and turn aside the righteous with empty reasoning.

Next we turn again to the theme of FIRE in Yeshayahu 30:

27. See, the Name of YHWH is coming from afar, burning with His wrath and heavy smoke. His lips shall be filled with rage and His tongue be as a devouring fire; כז.
and His breath shall be as an overflowing stream, which reaches up to the neck, to sift the nations with a sieve of falsehood and a misleading bridle on the jaws of the peoples. כח.
Let the song be to you as in a night set-apart for a festival and gladness of heart as he who is going with a flute, to come into the mountain of YHWH, to the Rock of Yisra’el. כט.
And YHWH shall cause His excellent voice to be heard and show the coming down of His arm, with raging wrath and the flame of a consuming fire, with scattering, downpour and hailstones. ל.
For through the voice of YHWH Ashshur is broken down, with a rod He smites. לא.
And every passage of the ordained staff which YHWH lays on him, shall be with tambourines and lyres, when He shall fight with it, battling with a brandishing arm. לב.
For Topheth was ordained of old, even for the sovereign it has been prepared. He has made it deep and large, its fire pit with much wood; the breath of YHWH, as a stream of burning sulphur, is burning in it!

Next we turn to Yeshayahu chapter 33 to see more burning with “everlasting burnings,” with even the brave people crying and others weeping bitterly, with the highways becoming  deserted:

See, the brave ones shall cry outside, the messengers of peace weep bitterly. ז.
The highways shall be deserted, the wayfaring man shall have ceased. He has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities, he respected no man. ח.
The earth shall mourn and languish. Lebanon shall be ashamed. Sharon shall be withered like a desert and Bashan and Karmel be shaking. ט.
Now I rise up,” declares YHWH. “Now I am exalted, now I am lifted up. י.
“You conceive chaff, you bring forth stubble, your spirit devours you like fire. יא.
And peoples shall be like the burnings of lime, like thorns cut up they are burned in the fire. יב.
“You who are afar off, hear what I shall do; and you who are near, know My might.” יג.
Sinners in Tsiyon shall be afraid; trembling shall grip the defiled ones, “Who of us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who of us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”

Next we turn to Yeshayahu 28 to find out what has been decreed upon ALL the earth:

22. And now, do not be scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong. For I have heard from the Master YHWH of hosts, a destruction decreed upon all the earth.

Now I want to turn to the issue of the Gentiles who obey not Yahusha, where smoke goes up “forever and ever” in Yeshayahu 34:

1. Come near you gentiles, to hear. And listen, you people! Let the earth hear and all that is in it, the world and all its offspring. א.
For the displeasure of YHWH is against all the gentiles, and His wrath against all their divisions. He shall put them under the ban, He shall give them over to the slaughter,   ב.
and their slain be thrown out and their stench rise from their corpses. And mountains shall be melted with their blood. ג.
And all the host of the heavens shall rot away. And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll and all their host fade like a leaf fading on the vine and like the fading one of a fig tree. ד.
“For My sword shall be drenched in the heavens. Look, it comes down on Edom and on the people of My curse, for judgment. ה.
“The sword of YHWH shall be filled with blood, it shall be made overflowing with fatness and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams. For YHWH has a slaughtering in Botsrah and a great slaughter in the land of Edom. ו.
“And wild oxen shall come down with them and young bulls with bulls. And their land shall be drenched with blood and their dust made fat with fatness.” ז.
For it is the day of the vengeance of YHWH, the year of recompense for the cause of Tsiyon. ח.
And its streams shall be turned into tar and its dust into sulphur and its land shall become burning tar, ט.
that is not quenched night or day, its smoke going up forever. From generation to generation it lies waste, no one passes through it forever and ever,

Next we read Yeshayahu chapter 60:

12. “For the nation and the reign that do not serve you shall perish and those gentiles shall be utterly laid waste.

Next we turn to Yeshayahu 64 for more themes of fire from YHWH, and also something hidden “since the beginning of the ages”:

1. Oh that You would tear the heavens open, come down, that mountains shall shake before Your ?–

as when fire burns twigs, as firemakes water boil–to make Your Name known to Your adversaries, so that nations tremble before You.

When You did awesome matters, which we did not expect, You came down, mountains did shake before You!

Since the beginning of the ages they have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any Elohim besides You, who acts for those who wait for Him.

And there is more fire, this time fire which shall “not be quenched” in Yeshayahu 66:

14. “And you shall see and your heart shall rejoice and your bones flourish as tender grass. And the hand of YHWH shall be known to His servants and His displeasure to His enemies.

For look, YHWH comes with fire and with His chariots, like a whirlwind, to render His displeasure with burning and His rebuke with flames of fire.

For by fire and by His sword YHWH shall judge all flesh and the slain of YHWH shall be many

“those who set themselves apart and cleanse themselves at the gardens after ‘One’ in the midst, eating flesh of pigs and the abomination and the mouse, are snatched away, together,” declares YHWH.

“And I, because of their works and their imaginations, am coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My esteem.

“And I shall set a sign among them and shall send some of those who escape to the nations–Tarshish and Pul and Lud, who drew the bow and Tubal and Yawan, the coastlands afar off who have not heard My report nor seen My esteem. And they shall declare My esteem among the gentiles.

“And they shall bring all your brothers as an offering to YHWH out of all the gentiles, on horses and in chariots and in litters, on mules and on camels, to My set-apart mountain Yerushalayim,” declares YHWH, “as the children of Yisra’el bring an offering in a clean vessel into the House of YHWH.

“And from them too I shall take for priests–for Lewites,” declares YHWH.

“For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make stand before Me,declares YHWH, “so your seed and your name shall stand.

“And it shall be that from New Moon to New Moon and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” declares YHWH.

“And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me. For their worm shall not die and their fire not be quenched. And they shall be repulsive to all flesh!”

Here are more scripture references to YHWH and judgment and FIRE:

2 Kepha 2:1 But there also came to be false prophets among the people, as also among you there SHALL be false teachers, who shall secretly bring in destructive heresies and deny the Master who bought them, BRINGING SWIFT DESTRUCTION ON THEMSELVES. AND MANY SHALL FOLLOW THEIR DESTRUCTIVE WAYS, because of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of, and IN GREED, with FABRICATED WORDS, THEY SHALL USE YOU FOR GAIN. From of old THEIR JUDGMENT DOES NOT LINGER and their DESTRUCTION does not slumber. For if Elohim did not spare the messengers who sinned, but sent them to Tartaros and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be kept for JUDGMENT, and did not spare the world of old, but preserved Noah, a proclaimer of righteousness and seven others, bringing in the flood on the world of the wicked, and having REDUCED TO ASHES the cities of Sedom and Amorah condemned them to DESTRUCTION — having MADE THEM AN EXAMPLE TO THOSE AFTERWARD would live wickedly, and rescued righteous Lot, who was oppressed with the indecent behaviour of the lawless f…then YHWH knows how to rescue the reverent ones from trial and to  keep the unrighteous unto the DAY OF JUDGMENT, to be PUNISHED, and most of all those walking after the flesh in filthy lust and despising authority — bold, headstrong, speaking evil of esteemed ones, whereas messengers who are greater in strength and power do not bring a slanderous accusation against them before the Master. But these, like natural unreasoning beasts, having been born to be caught and DESTROYED, blaspheme that which they do not know, shall be DESTROYED in their DESTRUCTION

Revelation 8:3 And another messenger came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer and much incense was given to him, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the set-apart ones upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the PRAYERS OF THE SET-APART ONES, went up before Elohim from the hand of the messenger. And the messenger took the sensor and FILLED IT WITH FIRE from the altar and THREW IT TO EARTH…And the first messenger sounded and there came to be hail and FIRE MIXED WITH BLOOD  and THEY WERE THROWN TO THE EARTH. And a third of the trees were BURNED UP and AND ALL GREEN GRASS WAS BURNT UP. And the second messenger sounded and what looked like a great mountain BURNING WITH FIRE was thrown into the sea and a third of the sea became blood, and a third of the living creatures in the sea died and a third of the ships were destroyed. And the third messenger sounded and a great star fell from the heaven, BURNING LIKE A TORCH and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the fountains of water…

Ibrim (Hebrews) 12:25 TAke heed NOT TO REFUSE the One speaking. For if those did not escape who refused the warning on earth, MUCH LESS WE who turn away from Him from heaven, whose voice shook the earth then, but now He has PROMISED, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, BUT ALSO THE HEAVENS.” And this, “Yet once more,” makes clear the REMOVAL OF WHAT IS SHAKEN — as having been made — so that the unshaken matter might remain. Therefore, receiving an unshakeable reign, let us hold the favour, through which we serve Elohim pleasingly with reverence and awe, for indeed, our Elohim IS A CONSUMING FIRE.

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 9:23 …And the ESTEEM of YHWH appeared to all the people, and FIRE CAME OUT FROM BEFORE YHWH AND CONSUMED the burnt offering and the fat on the altar…And Nadab and Abihu…each took his fire holder and put fire in it and put incense on it and brought strange fire before YHWH, which He had NOT commanded them. And FIRE CAME OUT FROM YHWH AND CONSUMED THEM and they died before YHWH.

Debarim (Deuteronomy) 4:24 For YHWH your Elohim is a CONSUMING FIRE, a jealous El.

2 Thessalonians 1:5 …clear evidence of the righteous judgment of Elohim. In order for you to be counted worthy of the reign of Elohim, for which you also suffer, since Elohim shall rightly REPAY WITH AFFLICTION those who afflict you, and to give you who are afflicted rest with us when the Master OWYFZ is revealed from heaven with His mighty messengers, IN FLAMING FIRE TAKING VENGEANCE on those who do not obey the Besorah of our Master OWYFZ Messiah, who shall be PUNISHED WITH EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION from the PRESENCE OF THE Master and from the ESTEEM OF His STRENGTH, when He comes to BE ESTEEMED in His set-apart ones and to be admired among all those who believe in that Day

Thanks for listening, 777denny

Yeshayahu Chapters 6-35: For I Have Heard From The Master YHWH Of Hosts, A Destruction Decreed Upon All The Earth. Give Ear And Hear My Voice, Listen And Hear My Word.

6)1. In the year that sovereign Uzziyahu died, I saw YHWH sitting on a throne, high and lifted up and the train of His robe filled the Hekal.
2. Above it stood seraphim. Each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet and with two he flew.
3. And one cried to another and said, “Set-apart, set-apart, set-apart is YHWH of hosts; all the earth is filled with His esteem!”
4. And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out and the house was filled with smoke.
5. And I said, “Woe to me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips–for my eyes have seen the Sovereign, YHWH of hosts.”
6. And one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar.
7. And he touched my mouth with it and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your crookedness is taken away and your sin is covered.”
8. And I heard the voice of YHWH, saying, “Whom do I send and who would go for Us?” And I said, “Here am I; Send me.”
9. And He said, “Go and you shall say to this people, ”Hearing you hear, but you do not understand; and seeing, you see, but do not know.’
10. “Make the heart of this people fat and their ears heavy and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and shall turn and be healed.”
11. Then I said, “YHWH, until when?” And He answered, “Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant and the houses are without a man and the land is laid waste, a ruin. יא
12. “and YHWH has removed men far away and the forsaken places be many in the midst of the land.
13. “But still, there is a tenth part in it and it shall again be for a burning, like a terebinth tree and like an oak, whose stump remains when it is cut down. The set-apart seed is its stump!”
7)1. And it came to be in the days of Ahaz son of Yotham, son of Uzziyahu, sovereign of Yahudah, that Retsin sovereign of Aram and Peqah son of Remalyahu, sovereign of Yisra’el, went up to Yerushalayim to fight against it, but could not prevail against it. א.
2. And it was reported to the House of Dawid, saying, “Aram has set up camp in Ephrayim,” And his heart the heart of his people were moved as the trees of the forest are moved with the wind. ב.
3. And YHWH said to Yeshayahu, “Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and She’ar-Yashub your son, at the end of the channel of the upper pool, on the highway of the Launderer’s Field, ג.
4. “and say to him, ‘Take heed and be calm; do not fear or be faint-hearted for these two stubs of smoking fire brands, for the fierce displeasure of Retsin and Aram and the son of Remalyahu. ד.
5. “Because Aram, Ephrayim and the son of Remalyahu have plotted evil against you saying, ה.
6. “‘Let us go up against Yahudah and tear it apart and break it open for ourselves and set a sovereign over them, the son of Tabe’el.’ ו.
7. Thus said the Master YHWH, “It is not going to stand, nor shall it take place. ז.
8. “For the head of Aram is Damascus and the head of Damascus is Retsin. And within sixty-five years Ephrayim is to be broken as a people. ח.
9. “And the head of Ephrayim is Shomeron and the head of Shomeron is the son of Remalyahu. If you do not believe, you are not steadfast.”‘” ט.
10. And YHWH spoke again to Ahaz, saying, י.
11. “Ask a sign for yourself from YHWH your Elohim, make deep the request or make it high.” יא.
12. But Ahaz said,I do not ask nor try YHWH! יב.
13. And he said, “Hear now, O House of Dawid! Is it not enough that you weary men, that you weary my Elohim also? יג.
14. “Therefore YHWH Himself gives you a sign. Look, the maiden conceives and gives birth so a Son and shall call His Name Immanu’el. יד.
15. “He eats curds and honey when He knows to refuse evil and choose the good. טו.
16. “For before the Child knows to refuse evil and choose the good, the land that you dread is to be forsaken by both her sovereigns. טז.
17. “YHWH brings on you and your people and your father’s house days that have not come since the day that Ephrayim turned away from Yahudah–the sovereign of Ashshur.” יז.
18. And it shall be in that day YHWH whistles for the fly that is in the farthest part of the rivers of Mitsrayim and for the bee that is in the land of Ashshur. יח.
19. And they shall come and all of them shall rest in steep ravines and in the clefts of the rocks and on all weeds and in all pastures. יט.
20. In that day YHWH shall shave with a razor hired beyond the river–with the sovereign of Ashshur–the head and the hair of the legs and also remove the beard. כ.
21. And it shall be in that day that a man keeps alive a young cow and two sheep. כא.
22. And it shall be, that he shall eat curds because of the plenty milk he gets, for everyone left in the land shall eat curds. כב.
23. And it shall be in that day, every place where there were a thousand vines worth a thousand sheqels of silver, let it be for thornbushes and weeds. כג.
24. With arrows and bows one shall go there, because all the land shall be thornbushes and weeds. כד.
25. And to all the hills which were tiled with the hoe, you do not go for fear of thornbushes and weeds; but it shall be for sending oxen to and a place for sheep to roam.
8)1. And YHWH said to me, “Take a large tablet and write on it with a man’s pen concerning Maher-Shalal-HashBaz. א.
2. “And let Me take reliable witnesses to record, Uriyah the priest and Zekaryahu son of Yaberekyahu.” ב.
3. And I went to the prophetess and she conceived and bore a son. And YHWH said to me, “Call his name Maher-Shalal-HashBaz; ג.
4. for before the child knows to cry, ‘My father’ and ‘My mother,’ the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Shomeron is taken away before the sovereign of Ashshur.” ד.
5. And YHWH spoke to me again, ה.
6. “In as much as these people refused the waters of Shiloah that flow softly and rejoice in Retsin and in Remalyahu’s son; ו.
7. “now therefore, see, YHWH brings up over them the waters of the River, strong and mighty–the sovereign of Ashshur and all his esteem. And he shall come over all his channels and go over all his banks. ז.
8. “And it shall pass through Yahudah, he shall overflow and pass over, reaching up to the neck. And the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of Your land, O Immanu’el. ח.
9. “Be shattered, O you peoples and be broken in pieces! Give ear, all you from the far places of the earth. Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces. ט.
10. “Take counsel and it comes to ruin; speak a word and it does not stand, for El is with us.” י.
11. For YHWH spoke thus to me with a strong hand and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, יא.
12.” Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,” concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. יב.
13. YHWH of hosts, Him you shall set-apart. Let Him be your fear and let Him be your dread. יג.
14. “And He shall be for a set-apart place, but a stone of stumbling and a rock that makes for falling to both the houses of Yisra’el, as a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Yerushalayim. יד.
15. “And many among them shall stumble and fall and be broken and snared and taken.” טו.
16. Bind upon the witness and seal the Torah among my taught ones. טז.
17. And I shall wait on YHWH, who hides His face from the house of Ya’aqob. And I shall look for Him. יז.
18. Look, I and the children whom YHWH has given me–for signs and wonders in Yisra’el from YHWH of hosts, who dwells in Mount Tsiyon. יח.
19. And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their Elohim? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? יט.
20. To the Torah and to the witness! If they do not speak according to this Word, it is because they have no daybreak. כ.
21. And they shall pass through it hard pressed and hungry. And it shall be, when they are hungry, that they shall be wroth and curse their sovereign and their Elohim, looking upward. כא.
22. And they shall look to the earth and see distress and darkness, gloom of hard times and be driven into thick darkness. כב.
9)1. But there is no gloom upon her who is distressed, as when at first He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali and afterward more heavily oppressed her, by the way of the sea, beyond the Yarden, in Galil of the nations.
2. The people who were walking in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death a light has shone. א.
3. You shall increase the nation; You shall make its joy great. They shall rejoice before You, as in the joy of harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. ב.
4. For You shall break the yoke of his burden and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midyan. ג.
5. For every boot of one trampling in tumult and coat rolled in blood, shall be used for burning and fuel of fire. ד.
6. For a child shall be born unto us, a Son shall be given unto us and the rule is on His shoulder. And His Name is called Wonder, Counselor, Strong El, Father of Continuity, Prince of Peace. ה.
7. Of the increase of His rule and peace there is no end, upon the throne of Dawid and over His reign, to establish it and sustain it with right-ruling and with righteousness from now on, even forever. The ardour of YHWH of hosts does this. ו.
8. YHWH sent a word against Ya’aqob and it has fallen on Yisra’el. ז.
9. And the people shall know, all of them, Ephrayim and the inhabitant of Shomeron, who say in pride and greatness of heart; ח.
10. “The bricks have fallen down, but we rebuild with hewn stones; the sycamores are cut down, but we replace them with cedars.” ט.
11.  And YHWH set up the adversaries of Retsin against him and stirred up his enemies, י.
12. The Arameans before and the Philistines behind. And they devour Yisra’el with an open mouth. With all his His displeasure has not turned back and His hand is still stretched out. יא.
13. And the people have not turned back to Him who smites them nor have they sought YHWH of hosts. יב.
14. And YHWH cuts off head and tail from Yisra’el, palm branch and reed in one day. יג.
15. Elder and highly respected, he is the head; the prophet who teaches falsehood, he is the tail. יד.
16. For the leaders of this people lead them astray and those who are guided by them are swallowed up. טו.
17. Therefore YHWH does not rejoice over their young men and has no compassion on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is defiled and evil and every mouth speaks foolishness. With all this, His displeasure has not turned back and His hand is still stretched out. טז.
18. For wrongness burns las the fire, it consumes thornbushes and weeds and sets the bushes of the forest ablaze and they roll up like rising smoke. יז.
19. The land shall be burned up by the wrath of YHWH of hosts and the people be as fuel for the fire. A man shall not spare his brother, יח.
20. and cut down on the right hand, but shall be hungry; and he devours on the left hand, but shall not be satisfied; each one devouring the flesh of his own arm. יט.
21. Menashsheh Ephrayim and Ephrayim Menashsheh; together they are against Yahudah. With all this His displeasure has not turned back and His hand is still stretched out.
10)1. Woe to those making unrighteous laws and writers who have prescribed toil. א.
2. To keep the needy back from right-ruling and to take what is right from the poor of My people, that widows become their prey and orphans their plunder. ב.
3. What shall you do on the day of visitation and to the ruin which comes from afar? To whom would you run for help? And where would you leave your wealth? ג.
4. “Without Me they shall bow down among the prisoners and fall among the slain.” With all this His displeasure has not turned back and His hand is still stretched out. ד.
5. “Woe to Ashshur, the rod of My displeasure and the staff in whose hand is My displeasure. ה.
6. “Against a defiled nation I send him and against the people of My wrath I command him to seize the spoil, to take the prey and to tread them down like the mud of the streets. ו.
7. “But he does not intend so, nor does his heart think so, for it is in his heart to destroy, and cut off not a few nations. ז.
8.”For he says, “Are not my princes sovereigns? ח.
9. ‘Is not Kalno like Karkemish? Is not Hamath like Arpad? Is not Shomeron like Damascus? ט.
10. ‘As my hand has found the reigns of the idols, whose carved images excelled those of Yerushalayim and Shomeron, י.
11. ‘as I have done to Shomeron and her idols, do I not do also to Yerushalayim and her idols?’ יא.
12. “And it shall be, when YHWH has performed all His work on Mount Tsiyon and on Yerushalayim, that I shall punish the fruit of the greatness of the heart of the sovereign of Ashshur and the boasting of his haughty looks. יב.
13. “For he has said, ‘By the power of my hand and by my wisdom I have done it, for I have been clever. I remove the boundaries of the people and have robbed their treasuries. I put down the inhabitants like a strong one. יג.
14. ‘And my hand finds the riches of the people like a nest. And I have gathered all the earth like forsaken eggs are gathered. And there was no one who moved his wing nor opened his mouth with even a peep.'” יד.
15. Would the axe boast itself over him who chops with it, or the saw exalt itself over him who saws with it? As a rod waving those who lift it up! As a staff lifting up that which is not wood! טו.
16. Therefore the Master, YHWH of hosts, sends leanness among his fat ones. And under his esteem he kindles a burning like the burning of a fire. טז.
17. And the Light of Yisra’el shall be for a fire and his Set-apart One for a flame. And it shall burn and devour his weeds and his thornbushes in one day. יז.
18. and consume the esteem of his forest and of his fertile field, both life and flesh. And they shall be as when a sick man wastes away, יח.
19. and the remaining trees of his forest shall be so few in number that a child records them. יט.
20. And in that day it shall be that the remnant of Yisra’el and those who have escaped of the house of Ya’aqob, never again lean upon him who defeated them, but shall lean upon YHWH, the Set-apart One of Yisra’el, in truth. כ.
21. A remnant shall return, the remnant of Ya’aqob, to the Mighty El. כא.
22. For though your people, O Yisra’el, be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return–a decisive end, overflowing with righteousness. כב.
23. For the Master YHWH of hosts is making a complete end, as decided, in the midst of all the earth. כג.
24. Therefore thus said the Master YHWH of hosts, “My people, who dwell in Tsiyon, be not afraid of Ashshur, who beats you with a rod and lifts up his staff against you, in the way of Mitsrayim. כד.
25. “For yet a little while and the displeasure shall be completed and My displeasure be to their destruction.” כה.
26. And YHWH of hosts stirs up a lash for him as the smiting of Midyan at the rock of Oreb. And as His rod was on the sea. so shall He lift it up in the way of Mitsrayim. כו.
27. And in that day it shall be that his burden is removed from your shoulder and his yoke from your neck and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing oil. כז.
28. He has come upon Ayath, he has passed Migron. At Mikmash he stored his supplies. כח.
29. They have gone through the pass, they have taken up lodging at Geba. Romah is afraid, Gib’ah of Sha’ul has fled. כט.
30. Lift of your voice, O daughter of Galliym! Listen, Layishah–O poor Anathoth! ל.
31. Madmenah has fled, the inhabitants of Gebim sought refuge. לא.
32. Yet he remains at Nob that day, he shakes his fist at the mountain of the daughter of Tsiyon, the hill of Yerushalayim. לב.
33. Look, the Master, YHWH of hosts, is lopping off a branch with an awesome crash and the tall ones are cut down and the lofty ones are laid low. לג.
34. And He shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron and Lebanon shall fall as a mighty one!
11)1. And a rod shall come forth from the stump of Yishai and a Sprout from his roots shall bear fruit. א.
2.The Spirit of YHWH shall rest upon Him–the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of YHWH, ב.
3. and shall make Him breath in the fear of YHWH. And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears. ג.
4. But with righteousness He shall judge the poor and shall decide with straightness for the meek ones of the earth and shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wrong with the breath of His lips. ד.
5. And righteousness shall be the girdle of His loins and trustworthiness the girdle of His waist. ה.
6. And a wolf shall dwell with the lamb and a leopard lie down with the young goat and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together and a little child leads them. ו.
7. And a cow and a bear shall feed, their young ones lie down together and a lion eat straw like an ox. ז.
8. And the nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole and the weaned child shall put his hand in the adder’s den. ח.
9. They do no evil nor destroy in all My set-apart mountain, for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of YHWH as the waters cover the sea. ט.
10. And in that day there shall be a Root of Yishai, standing as a banner to the people. Unto Him the gentiles shall seek and His rest shall be esteem. י.
11. And it shall be in that day that YHWH sets His hand again a second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left, from Ashshur, from Mitsrayim, from Pathros, from Kush, from Eylam, from Shin’ar, from Hamath and from the islands of the sea. יא.
12. And He shall raise a banner for the nations and gather the outcasts of Yisra’el , and assemble the dispersed of Yahudah from the four corners of the earth. יב.
13. And the envy of Ephrayim shall turn aside and the adversaries of Yahudah be cut off. Ephrayim shall not envy Yahudah and Yahudah not trouble Ephrayim. יג.
14. But they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines toward the west; together they plunder the people of the east, their hand stretching forth on Edom and Mo’ab and the children of Ammon shall be subject to them. יד.
15. And YHWH shall put under the ban the tongue of the Sea of Mitsrayim and He shall wave His hand over the River with the might of His Spirit and shall smite it in the seven streams and shall cause men to tread it in sandals. טו.
16. And there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people, those left from Ashshur, as it was for Yisra’el in the day when he came up from the land of Mitsrayim.
12)1. And in that day you shall say, “I thank You YHWH, though You were enraged with me, Your displeasure has turned back and You have comforted me. א.
2. “See, El is my deliverance, I trust and am not afraid. For Yah, YHWH, is my strength and my song and He has become my deliverance.” ב.
3. And you shall draw water with joy from the fountains of deliverance. ג.
4. And in that day you shall say, “Praise YHWH, call upon His Name; make known His deeds among the peoples, make mention that His Name is exalted. ד.
5. “Sing to YHWH, For He has done excellently; this is known in all the earth. ה.
6. “Cry aloud and shout, O inhabitant of Tsiyon, for great is the Set-apart One of Yisra’el in your midst!”

13)1. The message concerning Babel which Yeshayahu son of Amots saw.

א.

2. “Lift up a banner on the high mountain, raise your voice to them; wave your hand, let them enter the gates of the nobles.

ב.

3. “I have commanded My set-apart ones; I have also called My mighty men for My displeasure, My proudly exulting ones.”

ג.

4. The noise of an uproar in the mountains, like that of many people! A noise of uproar of the reigns of gentiles gathered together! YHWH of hosts is gathering an army for battle.

ד.

5. They are coming from a distant land, from the end of the heavens, even YHWH  and His weapons of displeasure, to destroy all the earth.

ה.

6.Howl, for the day of YHWH is near! It comes as a destruction from the Almighty.

ו.

7. Therefore, all hands shall go limp, every man’s heart melts.

ז.

8. And they shall be afraid. Pangs and sorrows take hold of them, they are in pain as a woman in labour; they are amazed at one another, their faces aflame!

ח.

9. See, the day of YHWH is coming, fierce, with wrath and heat of displeasure, to lay the earth waste and destroy its sinners from it.

ט.

10. For the stars of the heavens and their constellations do not give off their light. The sun shall be dark at its rising and the moon not send out its light.

י.

11. “And I shall punish the world for its evil and the wrong for their crookedness and shall put an end to the arrogance of the proud and lay low the pride of the ruthless.

יא.

12. “I shall make mortal man scarcer than fine gold and mankind scarcer than the gold of Ophir.

יב.

13. “So I shall make the heavens tremble and the earth shall shake from her place, in the wrath of YHWH of hosts and in the day of the heat of His displeasure.

יג.

14. “And it shall be as the hunted gazelle and as a sheep that no man takes up–every man turns to his own people and everyone flees to his own people and everyone flees to his own land.

יד.

15.”Whoever is found is thrust through, and everyone taken falls by the sword.

טו.

16. “And their children are dashed to pieces before their eyes, their houses plundered and their wives ravished.

טז.

17. “See, I am stirring up the Medes against them, who do not regard silver and as for gold, they do not delight in it.

יז.

18. “And bows dash the young to pieces and they have no compassion on the fruit of the womb, their eye spare no children.

יח.

19. “And Babel, the splendour of reigns, the comeliness of the Chaldeans’ pride, shall be as when Elohim overthrew Sedom and Amorah.

יט.

20. “She shall never be inhabited, nor be settled from generation to generation; nor shall the Arabian pitch tents there, nor shepherds rest their flocks there.

כ.

21. “But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there and their houses shall be filled with owls. And ostriches shall dwell there and wild goats frolic there.

כא.

22. “And hyenas shall cry in their citadels and jackals in their pleasant palaces. And her time is near to come and her days are not drawn out.”

14)1. Because YHWH has compassion on Ya’aqob and shall again choose Yisra’el and give them rest in their own land. And the strangers shall join them and they shall cling to the house of Ya’aqob.

א.

2. And the peoples shall take them and bring them to their own place. And the house of Yisra’el shall possess them for servants in the land of YHWH. And they shall make captives of their captors and rule over their oppressors.

ב.

3. And it shall be, in the day YHWH gives you your rest from your sorrow and from your trouble and the hard service in which you were made to serve,

ג.

4. that you shall take up this proverb against the sovereign of Bebel and say, “How the oppressor has ceased, the gold gatherer ceased!

ד.

5. “YHWH has broken the staff of the wrong, the sceptre of the ruler,

ה.

6. he who smote the people in wrath with ceaseless blows, he who ruled the gentiles in displeasure, is persecuted and no one restrains.

ו.

7. “All the earth is at rest and at peace, they shall break forth into singing.

ז.

8. “Even the cypress trees rejoice over you and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, ‘Since you were cut down, no woodcutter has come up against us.’

ח.

9. “The grave from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming; it stirs up the dead for you, all the chief ones of the earth; it has raised up from their thrones all the sovereigns of the gentiles.

ט.

10. “All of them respond and say to you, ‘Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us?

י.

11. ‘Your arrogance has been brought down to the grave and the sound of your stringed instruments; the maggot is spread under you and worms cover you.’

יא.

12. “How you have fallen from the heavens, O Helel, son of the morning! You have been cut down to the ground, you who laid low the gentiles!

יב.

13. “For you have said in your heart, ‘Let me go up to the heavens, let me raise my throne above the stars of El and let me sit in the mount of meeting on the sides of the north;

יג.

14. let me go above the heights of the clouds, let me be like the Most High.

יד.

15. “But you are brought down to the grave, to the sides of the Pit.

טו.

16. “Those who see you stare at you and ponder over you, saying, ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook reigns.

טז.

17. who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities, who would not open the house of his prisoners?’

יז.

18. “All the sovereigns of the gentiles, all of them, were laid in esteem, everyone in his own house;

יח.

19. “but you have been thrown from your grave like an abominable branch, like the garment of those who are slain, thrust through with a sword, who go down to the stones of the pit, like a trampled corpse.

יט.

20. “You are not joined with them in burial, for you have destroyed your land and slain your people. Let the seeds of evil-doers never be mentioned.

כ.

21. “Prepare his children for slaughter, because of the crookedness of their fathers, lest they rise up and possess the land and fill the face of the world with cities.”

כא.

22. “I shall rise up against them,” declares YHWH of hosts, “and shall cut off from Babel the name, remnant, offspring and descendant.” declares YHWH.

כב.

23. “And I shall make it a possession for the porcupine and marshes of muddy water; and shall sweep it with the broom of destruction,declares YHWH of hosts.

כג.

24. YHWH of hosts has sworn, saying, “Truly, as I have planned, so shall it be; and as I have purposed, so it stands;

כד.

25. “To break Ashshur in My land and tread him down on My mountains. And his yoke shall be removed from them and his burden removed from their shoulders.

כה.

26. “This is the council that is counselled for all the earth and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.

כו.

27. “For YHWH of hosts has counselled and who annuls it? And His hand that is stretched out, who turns it back?”

כז.
28. This is the message which came in the year that Sovereign Ahaz died; כח.
29. “Do not rejoice, all you of Philistia, that the rod that smote you is broken; for out of the serpent’s roots comes forth an adder and its offspring is a fiery flying serpent. כט.
30. “And the first-born of the poor shall feed and the needy lie down in safety. And I shall kill your roots with scarcity of food and it shall slay your remnant. ל.
31. “Howl, O gate! Cry, O city! Melt away, all you of Philistia! For smoke shall come from the north and there is no stranger in his ranks.” לא.
32. And what does one answer the messengers of a nation? “That YHWH has founded Tsiyon and the poor of His people take refuge in it.”
15)1. The message concerning Mo’ab. Because in the night Ar of Mo’ab was laid waste, was silenced! Because in the night Qir of Mo’ab was laid waste, was silenced! א.
2. He has gone up to the house and Dibon, to the high places to weep. Mo’ab is wailing over Nebo and over Meydeba; on all their heads is baldness and every beard is cut off. ב.
3. In their streets they shall put on sackcloth; on the tops of their houses and in their streets everyone wails, weeping bitterly. ג.
4. And Heshbon and El’aleh cry out; their voice shall be heard as far a Yahats. Therefore the armed ones of Mo’ab shout; his being shall tremble within him. ד.
5. My own heart is toward Ma’ab; her fugitives cry unto Tso’ar, like a three-year old heifer. For by the ascent of Luhith they go up with weeping; for in the way of Horonayim they raise a cry of destruction. ה.
6. For the waters of Nimrim are wastes, for the green grass has withered away, the grass fails, there is not greenness. ו.
7. Therefore the wealth, acquired and stored up, they take away to the wadi of the Willows. ז.
8. For the cry has gone all around the borders of Mo’ab, its wailing to Eglayim and its wailing to Be’er Elim. ח.
9. “For the waters of Dimon shall be filled with blood; for I shall bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him who escapes from Mo’ab and on the remnant of the land.”
16)1. Send a lamb to the ruler of the land, from Sela to the wilderness, to the mountain of the daughter of Tsiyon. א.
2. And it shall be, like a wandering bird, a nest thrown out, so are the daughters of Mo’ab at the fords of Arnon. ב.
3. “Bring counsel, execute judgment; make your shadow like the night in the middle of the day; hide the outcasts, do not betray him who escapes. ג.
4. “Let My outcasts dwell with you, O Mo’ab; be a shelter to them from the face of the ravager. For the oppressor has met his end, destruction has ceased, those trampling down have perished from the land. ד.
5. “And in kindness the throne shall be established. And One shall sit on it in truth, in the Tent of Dawid, judging and seeking right-ruling and speeding righteousness.” ה.
6. We have heard of the pride of Mo’ab–very proud–of his pride, his arrogance and his rage. His boastings are not true. ו.
7. So Mo’ab wails for Mo’ab, everyone wails. For the raisin-cakes of Qir Hareseth they moan. They are utterly smitten. ז.
8. For the fields of Heshbon languish–the vine of Sibmah. The masters of the gentiles have broken down its choice plants, which have reached to Ya’zer and wandered through the wilderness. Her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea. ח.
9. Therefore, I bewail the vine of Sibmah, with the weeping of Ya’zer. I water you with my tears, O Heshbon and El’aleh, for acclamation have fallen over your summer fruit and your harvest. ט.
10. Gladness is taken away and joy from the orchard; in the vineyards there is no singing, nor shouting; No treaders tread out wine in their presses; I have made their acclamation cease. י.
11. Therefore my inward parts sound like a lyre for Mo’ab and my inner being for Qir Heres. יא.
12. And it shall be, when it is seen that Mo’ab has wearied herself on the high place, that she shall come to her set-apart place to pray, but not be able. יב.
13. This is the word which YHWH has spoken concerning Mo’ab since that time. יג.
14. But now YHWH has spoken, saying, “Within three years, as the years of a hired man, the esteem of Mo’ab is to be despised with all its great throng and the remnant be few, small and weak.”
17)1. The message concerning Damascus,”See, Damascus ceases to be a city and shall become a heap of ruins. א.
2. “The cities of Aro’er are forsaken, they are for flocks which shall lie down, with no one to frighten. ב.
3. “And the stronghold shall cease from Ephrayim and the reign from Damascus and the remnant of Aram be as the esteem of the sons of Yisra’el,” declares YHWH of hosts. ג.
4. “And in that day it shall be that the esteem of Ya’aqob wanes and the fatness of his flesh grows lean. ד.
5. “And it shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain and reaps the heads with his arm. And it shall be as he who gathers heads of grain in the Valley of Repha’im. ה.
6. “And gleanings grapes shall be left in it, like the shaking of an olive tree, two or three olives at the top of the uppermost branch, four or five in its most fruit-bearing branches,” declares YHWH Elohim of Yisra’el. ו.
7. In that day man shall look to his Maker and his eyes turn to the “Set-apart One of Yisra‘el. ז.
8. And he shall not look to the alters, the work of his hands; and he shall not see that which his own fingers made nor see that which his own fingers made nor the Asherim nor the sun-pillars. ח.
9. In that day his strong cities become like a forsaken forest and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Yisra’el. And it shall become a ruin. ט.
10. Because you have forgotten the Elohim of your deliverance and have not remembered the Rock of your stronghold, therefore you shall plant pleasant plants and set out foreign seedings, י.
11. by day make your plant to grow and in the morning make your seed to flourish–but the harvest is a heap in the day of grief and incurable pain. יא.
12. Woe to the uproar of many people who make a noise like the roar of the seas and to the rushing of nations that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters– יב.
13. nations rushing like the rushing of many waters. But He shall rebuke them and they shall flee far away and be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, like whirling dust before the whirlwind. יג.
14. At eventide, look! Alarm! Before morning, it is no more. This is the portion of those who plunder us and the lot of those who rob us.
18)1. Woe to the land of shadowed with whirring wings, which is beyond the rivers of Kush, א.
2. which sends envoys by sea, even in vessels of reed on the waters, saying, “Go, swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth-skinned, to a people dreaded from their beginning onward, a nation mighty and trampling, whose land the rivers divide.” ב.
3. All the inhabitants of the world and you that dwell on the earth: When a banner is lifted up on the mountains, look! And when a ram’s horn is blown, hear! ג.
4. For thus YHWH said to me, “I am still and I watch in My dwelling place like dazzling heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” ד.
5. For before harvest, when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, then He shall cut off the twigs with pruning hooks and shall cut down and take away the spreading branches. ה.
6. They are left together for the mountain birds of prey and for the beasts of the earth. And the birds of prey shall summer on them and all the beasts of the earth winter on them. ו.
7. In that time a present shall be brought to YHWH of hosts from a people tall and smooth-skinned and from a people awesome from their beginning onward–a nation mighty and trampling, whose land the rivers have divided–to the place of the Name of YHWH of hosts, to  Mount Tsiyon.
19)1. The message concerning Mitsrayim. See, YHWH is riding on a swift cloud and He shall come into Mitsrayim. And the idols of Mitsrayim shall tremble at His presence and the heart of Mitsrayim melt in its midst. א.
2. “And I shall stir up Mitsrites against Mitsrites and they shall fight, each one against his brother and each one against his neighbour, city against city, reign against reign. ב.
3. “And the spirit of Mitsrayim shall vanish within them and I destroy their counsel. And they shall seek the idols and the mutterers, the mediums and the sorcerers. ג.
4. “And I shall deliver the Mitsrites into the hand of a cruel master and a fierce sovereign to rule over them,” declares the Master, YHWH of hosts. ד.
5. And waters shall fail from the sea and the river wasted and dried up. ה.
6. And the rivers shall stink and the streams shall be weak and dried up Reeds and rushes shall wither. ו.
7. Bare places by the River by the mouth of the River and every sown field by the River shall wither. It shall be driven away and be no more. ז.
8. And the fisherman shall lament and all those who cast hooks into the River shall mourn and they who spread nets on the waters shall pine away. ח.
9. And those who work in fine flax and those who weave fine fabric shall become ashamed. ט.
10. And its foundations shall be crushed, all the wage workers grieved in being. י.
11.The princes of Tso’an are only fools; the counsel of Pharoah’s wise ones have become senseless. How do you say to Pharaoh, “I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient sovereigns?” יא.
12. Where are they? Where are your wise men? Let them show you and let them know what YHWH of hosts has counselled against Mitsrayim. יב.
13. The princes of Tso’an have become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived. They, the corner-stone of her tribes, have led Mitsrayim astray. יג.
14. YHWH has mixed a perverse spirit in her midst. And they have led Mitsrayim astray in all her work, as a drunkard strays in his vomit. יד.
15. And there is no work for Mitsrayim, by either head or tail, palm branch or bulrush. טו.
16. In that day Mitsrayim shall become like women and tremble and fear because of the waving of the hand of YHWH of hosts which He waves over it. טז.
17. And the land of Yahudah shall be a fear to Mitsrayim, everyone who mention it fears for himself, because of the counsel of YHWH of hosts which He has counselled against it. יז.
18. In that day five cities in the land of Mitsrayim shall speak the language of Kena’an and swear by YHWH of hosts, one is called the City of destruction. יח.
19. In that day an alter to YHWH shall be in the midst of the land of Mitsrayim and a standing column to YHWH at its border. יט.
20. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness to YHWH of hosts in the land of Mitsrayim. When they cry to YHWH because of the oppressors. He sends them a Saviour and an Elohim and shall deliver them. כ.
21. And YHWH shall be known to Mitsrayim and the Mitsrites shall know YHWH in that day and make slaughtering and meal offering and shall make a vow to YHWH and pay it. כא.
22. And YHWH shall smite Mitsrayim, smite it and heal it. And they shall turn to YHWH  and He shall hear them and heal them. כב.
23. In that day there shall be a highway from Mitsrayim to Ashshur and Ashshur shall come into Mitsrayim and Mitsrayim into Ashshur and Mitsrayim shall serve with Ashshur. כג.
24. In that day Yisra’el shall be one of three with Mitsrayim and Ashshur, even a blessing in the midst of the earth, כד.
25. whom YHWH of hosts shall bless, saying, “Blessed is Mitsrayim My people and Ashshur the work of My hands and Yisra’el My inheritance.
20)1. In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod, when Sargon the sovereign of Ashshur sent him and he fought against Ashdod and took it, א.
2. at that same time YHWH spoke by means of Yeshayahu son of Amots, saying, “Go and remove the sackcloth from your body and take your sandals off your feet.” And he did so, walking naked and barefoot. ב.
3. And YHWH said, “As My servant Yeshayahu has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder against Mitsrayim and Kush, ג.
4. so does the sovereign of Ashshur lead away the captives of Mitsrayim and the exiles of Kush, young and old, naked and barefoot, with their buttocks uncovered–the shame if Mitsrayim. ד.
5. “And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Kush, their expectation and of Mitsrayim, their boast. ה.
6. “And the inhabitants of this coastland shall say in that day, ‘See, such is our expectation, wherever we flee for help to be delivered from the sovereign of Ashshur. And how do we escape?'”
21)1. The message concerning the Wilderness of the Sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweep on, so it comes from the wilderness, from an awesome land. א.
2. A distressing vision is revealed to me: the treacherous betrays and the ravager ravages. Go up, O Eylam! Besiege, O Media! All the groaning I bring to an end. ב.
3. Therefore my loins are filled with anguish; pangs have seized me, like the pangs of a woman in labour. I was distressed when I heard it; I was troubled when I saw it. ג.
4. My heart reeled, horror overwhelmed me; the night for which I longed He turned into fear for me. ד.
5. Prepare the table, spread the mat, eat and drink. Arise, you princes, anoint the shield! ה.
6.For YHWH has said this to me, “Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he sees.” ו.
7. And he saw a chariot with a pair of horsemen, a chariot of donkeys and a chariot of camels and he listened attentively, very attentively. ז.
8. Then he cried, “A lion, O YHWH! I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime and I have sat at my post every night. ח.
9. “And see this, a chariot of men coming with a pair of horsemen!” And he spoke up and said, “Babel is fallen, is fallen! And all the carved images of her mighty ones He has broken to the ground.” ט.
10. Oh, my threshing and the grain of my floor! That which I have heard from YHWH of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’el, I have declared to you. י.
11. The message concerning Dumah. He calls to me out of Se’ir, “Watchman, how much of the night is passed? Watchman, how much of the night has passed?” יא.
12. The watchman said, “Morning came and also the night. If you inquire, inquire. Come again!” יב.
13. The message concerning Arabia. In the forest in Arabia you stay, O you traveling companies of Dedannites. יג.
14. You who dwell in the land of Tema, bring water to him who is thirsty, meet the fugitive with bread. יד.
15. For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow and from the stress of battle. טו.
16. For thus YHWH has said to me, “Within a year, according to the year of a fired man, all the esteem of Qedar shall come to an end. טז.
17. “And the rest of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the people of Qedar, shall be few. For YHWH Elohim of Yisra’el has spoken.”
22)1. The message concerning the Valley of Vision. What troubles you now, that you have all gone up to the house-tops, א.
2. you who are filled with turmoils, a noisy city, a city of revelry? Your slain are not slain with the sword, nor the dead in battle. ב.
3. All your rulers have fled together; without a bow they were taken captive. All who are found in you are bound together, who have fled from afar. ג.
4. Therefore I said, “Look away from me, let me weep bitterly. Do not try to comfort me because of the ravaging of the daughter of my people.” ד.
5. For it is a day of uproar and treading down and perplexity by the Master YHWH of hosts in the Valley of Vision–breaking down of a wall and of crying to the mountain. ה.
6. And Eylam bore the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen and Qir bared the shield. ו.
7. And it shall be that your choicest valleys shall be filled with chariots and the horsemen shall take up positions at the gate. ז.
8. Then He removed the covering of Yahudah. And you looked in that day to the weapons of the House of the Forest. ח.
9. And you saw the breaches of the city of Dawid, that it was great. And you gathered together the waters of the lower pool. ט.
10. And you counted the houses of Yerushalayim and the houses you broke down to strengthen the wall. י.
11. And you dug a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you have not looked to its Maker, nor have you seen Him who fashioned it long ago. יא.
12. And in that day the Master YHWH of hosts called for weeping and for mourning, for baldness and for girding with sackcloth. יב.
13. Then see! Joy and gladness, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating meat and drinking wine, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!” יג.
14.And it was revealed in my hearing by YHWH of hosts, “For this crookedness shall certainly not be pardoned until you die,” said the Master YHWH of hosts. יד.
15. Thus said the Master YHWH of hosts, “Go, come to this steward, to Shebnah, who is over the house and say, טו.
16. ‘What have you here and whom have you here, that you have hewn a tomb here, as he who hews himself a tomb on high, cutting out a resting place for himself in a rock? טז.
17. ‘See, YHWH is hurling you away, O man and is firmly grasping you, יז.
18. rolling you up tightly like a ball, into a wide land. There you are to die and there your esteemed chariots are to be the shame of your master’s house. יח.
19. ‘And I shall drive you from your office and you shall be ousted from your position. יט.
20. ‘And it shall be in that day, that I shall call My servant Elyaqim son of Hilqiyahu. כ.
21. ‘And I shall put your robe on him and strengthen him with your girdle and give your authority into his hand. And he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Yerushalayim and to the house of Yahudah. כא.
22. ‘And I shall place the key of the house of Dawid on his shoulder. And he shall open and no one shuts; and shall shut and no one opens. כב.
23. ‘And I shall fasten him like a peg in a steadfast place and he shall become a throne of esteem to his father’s house. כג.
24. ‘And they shall hang on him all the weight of his father’s house, the offspring and the offshoots, all vessels of small quantity, from the cups to all the jars. כד.
25. ‘In that day,’ declares YHWH of hosts, ‘the peg that is fastened in the steadfast place shall be removed and be cut down and fall and the burden that was on it shall be cut off. For YHWH has spoken.'”
23)1. The message concerning Tsor. Howl, you ships of Tarshish! For it has been destroyed, without house, without harbour. From the land of Kittim it has been revealed to them. א.
2. Be silent, you inhabitants of the coastland, you merchants of Tsidon, who passed over the sea, they filled you. ב.
3.  And on great waters the grain of Shihor, the harvest of the River, was her increase. And she was a market-place for the nations. ג.
4. Be ashamed, O Tsidon, for the sea has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying, “I have not laboured, nor brought forth children; neither have I reared young men, brought up maidens.” ד.
5. Like the report of Mitsrayim, they too are grieved at the report of Tsor. ה.
6. Pass over to Tarshish; wail, you inhabitants of the coastland! ו.
7. Is this your city of revelry, whose antiquity is from days of old, whose feet carried her far off to sojourn? ז.
8. Who has counselled this against Tsor, the crowning city, whose merchants are chiefs, whose traders are the esteemed of the earth? ח.
9.YHWH of hosts has counselled it, to defile the pride of all splendour and to shame all the esteemed of the earth.10. Overflow through your land like the River, O daughter of Tarshish; there is no more strength. ט.
11. He has stretched out His hand over the sea, He shook the reigns; YHWH has given a command against Kena’an to destroy its strongholds. י.
12. And He said, “Never again shall you exult, O you oppressed maiden daughter of Tsidon. Arise, pass over to Kittim, even there you shall find no rest.” יא.
13. See the land of the Chaldeans–this people did not exist. Ashshur founded it for wild beasts of the desert. They set up their siege-towers, they demolished her palaces and made her a ruin. יב.
14. Howl, you ships of Tarshish, for your stronghold is laid waste! יג.
יד.
15. And it that day it shall be that Tsor is forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one sovereign. At the end of seventy years it shall be to Tsor as in the song of the whore: טו.
16. “Take a lyre, go about the city, you forgotten whore; make sweet playing, sing many songs, so that you might be remembered. טז.
17. And at the end of seventy years it shall be that YHWH visits Tsor. And she shall return to her hire and commit whoring with all the reigns of the earth on the face of the soil. יז.
18. And her goods and her hire shall be set-apart for YHWH, not treasured nor laid up, for her gain is for those who dwell before YHWH, to eat sufficiently and for a choice covering.
24)1. See YHWH is making the earth empty and making it waste and shall overturn its surface and shall scatter abroad its inhabitants. א.
2. And it shall be–as with the people so with the priest, as with the servant so with the master. as with female servant so with her mistress, as with the buyer so with the seller, as with the lender so with the borrower, as with the creditor so with the debtor; ב.
3. the earth is completely emptied and utterly plundered, for YHWH has spoken this word. ג.
4.  The earth shall mourn and wither, the world shall languish and wither, the haughty people of the earth shall languish. ד.
5. For the earth has been defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the Torot, changed the law, broken the everlasting covenant. ה.
6. Therefore a curse shall consume the earth and those who dwell in it be punished. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth shall be burned and few men shall be left. ו.
7. The new wine shall fail, the vine shall languish, all those glad at heart shall sigh. ז.
8. The joy of the tambourine shall cease, the noise of those who rejoice shall end, the joy of the lyre shall cease. ח.
9. No more do they drink wine with a song, strong drink is bitter to those who drink it. ט.
10. The deserted city shall be broken down, every house shall be shut, no one enters. י.
11.There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy shall be darkened, the gladness of the earth shall be gone. יא.
12. The city is left to ruins and the gate is stricken with destruction. יב.
13. For thus it is to be in the midst of the earth among the peoples, like the shaking of an olive tree, like the gleaning grapes when the grape harvest is done. יג.
14. They lift up their voice,they sing of the excellency of YHWH, they shall cry aloud from the sea. יד.
15. Therefore praise YHWH in the east, the Name of YHWH Elohim of Yisra’el in the coastlands of the sea. טו.
16. From the ends of the earth we shall hear songs, “Splendour to the righteous One!” But I say, “I waste away, I waste away! Woe to me! The treacherous betray, with treachery the treacherous betray.” טז.
17. Fear and the pit and the snare are upon you, O inhabitant or the earth. יז.
18. And it shall be that he who flees from the noise of the fear falls into the pit and he who comes up from the midst of the pit is caught in the snare. For the windows from on high shall be opened and the foundations of the earth be shaken. יח.
19. The earth shall be utterly broken, the earth shall be completely shattered, the earth shall be fiercely shaken. יט.
20. The earth shall stagger like a drunkard. And it shall totter like a hut and its transgression shall be heavy upon it and it shall fall and not rise again. כ.
21. And in that day shall be that YHWH punishes on high the host of exalted ones and on the earth the sovereigns of the earth. כא.
22. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit and shall be shut up in the prison and be punished after many days. כב.
23. And the moon shall blush and the sun shall be ashamed, for YHWH of hosts shall reign on Mount Tsiyon and in Yerushalayim, and before His elders, in esteem!
25)1. O YHWH You are my Elohim. I exalt You, I praise Your Name, for You shall do a wonder–counsels of long ago, trustworthiness, truth. א.
2. For You shall make a city a heap, a walled city a ruin, a palace of foreigners to be a city no more–never to be rebuilt. ב.
3. Therefore a strong people praise You, the city of the ruthless nations fear You. ג.
4. For You shall be a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm, a shade from the heat. For the spirit of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall. ד.
5. You subdue the noise of foreigners, as heat in a dry place; as heat in the shadow of a cloud, the singing of the ruthless is subdued. ה.
6. And in this mountain YHWH of hosts shall make for all people a feast of choice pieces, a feast of old wines, of choice pieces with marrow, of old wines, well refined. ו.
7. And He shall swallow up on this mountain the surface of the covering which covers all people and the veil which is spread over all nations. ז.
8. He shall swallow up death forever and the Master YHWH shall wipe away tears from all faces and take away the reproach of His people from all the earth. For YHWH has spoken. ח.
9. And it shall be said in that day, “See, this is our Elohim. We have waited for Him and He saves us. This is YHWH, we have waited for Him, let us be glad and rejoice in His deliverance.” ט.
10. For the hand of YHWH rests on this mountain and Mo’ab is trodden down under Him, as straw is trodden down in the water of a dunghill. י.
11. And He shall spread out His hands in their midst as he who swims spreads out his hands to swim and He shall bring down their pride together, with the skill of His hands. יא.
12. And the high stronghold of your walls He shall bring down, lay it low, levelled to the ground, down to the dust.
26)1. In that day this song is sung in the land of Yahudah, “We have a strong city–He sets up deliverance, walls and ramparts. א.
2. “Open the gates, let the righteous nation which guards the truth enter in. ב.
3. “The one steadfast of mind You guard in perfect peace, for he trusts in You. ג.
4. “Trust in YHWH forever, for in Yah, YHWH, is a rock of ages. ד.
5. “For He shall bring down those who dwell on high. He lays the exalted city low, He lays it low to the earth, He brings it down to the dust. ה.
6. “A foot tramples it down–feet of the poor, footsteps of the needy.” ו.
7. The path of the righteous is uprightness; O upright One, You weigh the course of the righteous. ז.
8. Also, in the path of Your right-rulings, O YHWH, we have waited for You; the longing of our being is for Your Name and for the remembrance of You. ח.
9. My being longs for You in the night, also, my spirit within me seeks You earnestly. For when Your right-rulings are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world shall learn righteousness. ט.
10.The wrong finds favour,yet he shall not learn righteousness; in the land of straight-forwardness he acts perversely and does not see the excellency of YHWH. י.
11. O YHWH, Your hand is high, they do not see. They see the ardour of the people and are ashamed; also, let the fire for Your adversaries consume them. יא.
12. O YHWH, You establish peace for us, for You have also done all our works in us. יב.
13. O YHWH our Elohim, other masters beside You have had rule over us; only in You do we make mention of Your Name. יג.
14. The dead do not live; the departed spirits do not rise. Therefore You have visited and destroyed them and made all their remembrance to perish. יד.
15. You shall increase the nation, O YHWH, You shall increase the nation; You are esteemed; You shall expand all the borders of the land. טו.
16.O YHWH, in distress they shall  visit You, they shall pour out a prayer when Your disciplining is upon them. טז.
17. As a woman with child and about to give birth writhes and cries out in her pain, so shall we be before Your face, O YHWH. יז.
18. We have conceived, we writhed in pain; we have given birth to wind. We have not accomplished deliverance in the earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world fallen. יח.
19. Let your dread  live, together with my dead body, let them arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust, for Your dew is a dew of light and let the earth give birth to the departed spirits. יט.
20. Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little while, until the displeasure is past. כ.
21. For look, YHWH is coming out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their crookedness. And the earth shall disclose her blood and no longer cover her slain.
27)1. In that day YHWH with His severe sword, great and strong, punishes Liwiathan the fleeing serpent. Liwiathan that twisted serpent. And He shall slay the monster that is in the sea. א.
2. In that day sing to her, “A vineyard of red wine! ב.
3. “I, YHWH, do guard it, I water it every moment; lest any hurt it, I guard it night and day. ג.
4.”Wrath is not in Me. Who would set thornbushes and weeds against  Me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together. ד.
5. “Or let him take hold of My strength and make peace with Me. Let him make peace with Me!” ה.
6. Those who come He causes to take root in Ya’aqob. Yisra’el shall blossom and bud. And they shall fill the face of the world with fruit. ו.
7. Has He smitten him as He smote those who were smitting him? Or were they slain as those they had slaughtered? ז.
8. In measure, by sending her away, You contended with her. He shall take away by His rough wind in the day of the east wind. ח.
9. Therefore by this the crookedness of Ya’aqob is covered. And this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: when he makes all the stones of the altar like chalkstones that are beaten to dust–Asherim and sunpillars rise no more. ט.
10. For the city of defense is lonely, a home forsaken and left like a wilderness–there the calf feeds and there it lies down and shall consume its branches. י.
11. When its twigs are dry, they are broken off, women come and set them on fire. For it is a people of no understanding, therefore He who made them has no compassion on them and He who formed them shows them no favour. יא.
12. And in that day it shall be that YHWH threshes, from the channel of the River to the wadi of Mitsrayim and you shall be gathered one by one, O children of Yisra’el. יב.
13. And in that day it shall be that a great horn is blown and those who were perishing in the land of Ashshur and the outcasts in the land of Mitsrayim shall come and shall worship YHWH on the set-apart mountain, in Yerushalayim.
28)1. Woe to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephrayim and to the fading flower of its splendid comeliness that is on the head of the fertile valley, to those who are overcome with wine! א.
2. See, YHWH has one who is mighty and strong, like a downpour of hail and a destroying storm, like a flood of mighty waters overflowing, who casts down to the earth with the hand. ב.
3. The proud crown of the drunkards of Ephrayim, is trampled under foot; ג.
4. and the fading flower of its splendid comeliness that is on the head of the fertile valley, like the first fruit before the summer, which, when one sees it, he eats it up while it is still in his hand. ד.
5. In that day YHWH of hosts is for a crown of splendour and a head-dress of comeliness to the remnant of His people, ה.
6. and a spirit of right-ruling to him who sits in right-ruling and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate. ו.
7. And these too have gone astray through wine and through strong drink wandered about. Priest and prophet have gone astray through strong drink, they are swallowed up by wine, they wander about through strong drink, they go astray in vision, they stumble in right-ruling. ז.
8. For all tables shall be will be covered with vomit, no place without filth. ח.
9. Whom would He teach knowledge? And whom would He make to understand the message? Those weaned from milk, those taken from the breasts! ט.
10. For is: command upon command, command upon command, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little. י.
11. For with a jabbering lip and a foreign tongue He speaks to this people, יא.
12. To whom He said, “This is the rest, give rest to the weary,” and, “This is the refreshing.” But they would not  hear. יב.
13. But the Word of YHWH was to them, “Command upon command, command upon command, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little,” so that they go and shall stumble backward and be broken and snared and taken captive. יג.
14. Therefore hear the Word of YHWH, you men of scorn, who rule this people who are in Yerushalayim, יד.
15. because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death and with the grave we have effected a vision. When the overflowing scourge passes through, it does not come to us, for we have made lying our refuge and under falsehood we have hidden ourselves.” טו.
16. Therefore thus said the Master YHWH, “See, I am laying in Tsiyon a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious corner-stone, a settled foundation. He who trusts shall not hasten away. טז.
17. “And I shall make right-ruling the measuring line and righteousness the plummet. And the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lying and the waters overflow the hiding place. יז.
18. “And your covenant with death shall be annulled and your vision with the grave not stand. When an overflowing scourge passes through, then you shall be trampled down by it. יח.
19. “As often as it passes through it shall take you, for is shall pass through every morning and by day and by night. And it shall be only trembling to understand the message.” יט.
20. For the bed shall be too short for a man to stretch out on and the covering shall be too narrow to wrap himself in it. כ.
21. For YHWH rises up as at Mount Peratsim and He is wroth as at the Valley of Geb’on, to do His work, His strange work and to do His deed, His strange deed. כא.
22. And now, do not be scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong. For I have heard from the Master YHWH of hosts, a destruction decreed upon all the earth.   כב.
23. Give ear and hear my voice, listen and hear my Word. כג.
24. Does the ploughman keep ploughing all day to sow? Does he keep turning his soil and breaking the clods? כד.
25. When he has leveled its surface, does he not sow the caraway and scatter the cummin, plant the wheat in rows, the barley in the appointed place and the spelt in its place? כה.
26. For He instructs him for right-ruling, his Elohim teaches him. כו.
27. For caraway is not threshed with a threshing sledge, nor is a wagon wheel rolled over cummin, but caraway is beaten out with a stick and cummin with a rod. כז.
28. Grain is crushed, so one does not go on threshing it forever, nor break it with his wagon wheel, nor crush it with his horsemen. כח.
29. Even this has come from YHWH of hosts, who did wonders in counsel, who made wisdom great.
29)1. Woe to Ari’el, to Ari’el, the city where Dawid dwelt! Add year to year, let festivals come around. א.
2. “And I shall distress Ari’el and there shall be mourning and sorrow and it shall be to Me as Ari’el. ב.
3. “And I shall encamp against you all around, I shall lay siege against you with a mound and I shall raise siegeworks against you. ג.
4. “And you shall be brought low and speak out of the ground and your speech shall be low, out of the dust. And your voice shall be like a medium’s, out of the ground and your speech whisper out of the dust. ד.
5. “But the crowd of those strange to you shall be like fine dust and the crowd of the ruthless ones as chaff blowing away. And it shall be in an instant, suddenly!” ה.
6. You shall be visited by YHWH of hosts with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and storm and flame of devouring fire. ו.
7. Then the crowd of all the gentiles who fight against Ari’el, even all who fight against her and her stronghold and distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision. ז.
8. And it shall be as when a hungry man dreams and see, he eats; but he awakes and his being is empty; or as when a thirsty man dreams and see, he drinks; but he awakes and see, he is faint and his being is longing. Thus shall the crowd of all the gentiles be who fight against Mount Tsiyon. ח.
9. Pause and wonder! blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. ט.
10. For YHWH has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep and has closed your eyes, the prophets. And He covered your heads, the seers. י.
11. And the entire vision is to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which men give to one who knows books, saying, “Read this, please.” And he said, “I am unable, for it is sealed. יא.
12. And the book is given to one does not know books, saying, “Read this, please.” And he said, “I have not known books.” יב.
13. And YHWH says, “Because this people has drawn near with its mouth and with its lips they have esteemed Me and it has kept its heart far from Me and their fear of Me has become a command of men that is taught! יג.
14. “Therefore, see, I am again doing a marvellous work among this people, a marvellous work and a wonder. And the wisdom of their wise men shall perish and the understanding of their clever men shall be hidden.” יד.
15. Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from YHWH and their works are in the dark: they say, “Who sees us?” and “Who knows us?” טו.
16. How perverse of you! Should the potter be reckoned as the clay? Should what is made say of its Maker, “He did not make me?” And what is formed say of Him who formed it, “He did not understand?” טז.
17. Is it not yet a little while and Lebanon shall be turned into garden land and garden land be reckoned as a forest? יז.
18. And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book and the eyes of the blind shall see out of gloom and out of darkness. יח.
19. And the meek ones shall increase their joy in YHWH and the poor  among men rejoice in the Set-apart One of Yisra’el. יט.
20. For the ruthless one is brought to naught, the scorner is consumed and all who watch for evil shall be cut off, כ.
21. those who make a man to sin in word and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate and turn aside the righteous with empty reasoning. כא.
22. Therefore thus says YHWH, who ransomed Abrahim, concerning the house of Ya’aqob, “Ya’aqob is no longer put to shame, no longer does his face grow pale. כב.
23. “For when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, they shall set-apart My Name and set-apart the set-apart One of Ya’aqob and fear the Elohim of Yisra’el. כג.
24. “And those who went astray in spirit shall come to understanding and the grumblers accept instruction.”
30)1. “Woe to the stubborn children,” declares YHWH, “to make counsel, but not from Me and to devise plans, but not of My Spirit, in order to add sin to sin; א.
2. who are setting out to go down to Mitsrayim and have not asked My mouth, to be strengthened in the strength of Pharoah and to seek refuge in the shadow of Mitsrayim! ב.
3. “And the strength of Pharaoh shall become your shame and the refuge in the shadow of Mitsrayim your confusion. ג.
4. “For his princes were at Tso’an and his messengers came to Hanes. ד.
5. “They were all ashamed of a people who do not profit them, not for help or profit, but a shame and also a reproach.” ה.
6. The message concerning the beasts of the South. Through a land of trouble and distress, from which came the lioness and lion, the adder and fiery flying serpent, they convey their riches on the backs of young donkeys and their treasures on the humps of camels, to an unprofitable people, ו.
7. even Mitsrayim, whose help is vain and empty. Therefore I have called her RahabHem-Shebeth. ז.
8. And go, write it before them on a tablet and inscribe it on a scroll, that it is for a latter day, a witness forever: ח.
9. that this is a rebellious people, lying children, children who refuse to hear the Torah of YHWH, ט.
10. Who said to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets,Do not prophesy to us what is right. Speak to us what is smooth, prophesy deceits. י.
11. Turn aside from the way, swerve from the path, cause the Set-apart One of Yisra’el to cease from before us.” יא.
12. Therefore thus said the Set-apart One of Yisra’el, “Because you despise this word and trust in oppression and perverseness and rely on them, יב.
13. therefore this crookedness is to you like a breach ready to fall, a bulge in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly, swiftly.” יג.
14. And He shall break it like the breaking of the potter’s vessel, which is broken in pieces, without sparing, so that there is not found among its fragments a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water from the cistern. יד.
15. For thus said the Master YHWH, the set-apart One of Yisra’el, “In returning and rest you are saved, in stillness and trust is your strength.” But you would not, טו.
16. and you said, “No, for we flee upon horses,” therefore you flee! And, “We ride on swift horses, ” Therefore those who pursue you are swift! טז.
17. One thousand flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five you shall flee until you are left as a pole on top of a mountain and as a sign on a hill. יז.
18. And therefore YHWH shall wait, to show you favour. And therefore He shall be exalted, to have compassion on you. For YHWH is an Elohim of right-ruling. Blessed are all those who wait for Him. יח.
19. For the people shall dwell in Tsiyon at Yerushalayim, you shall weep no more. He shall show much favour to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears, He shall answer you. יט.
20. Though YHWH gave you bread of adversity and water of affliction, your Teacher shall no longer be hidden. But your eyes shall see your Teacher, כ.
21. and your ears hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the Way, walk in it.” whenever you turn to the right, or whenever you turn to the left. כא.
22. And you shall defile the covering of your graven images of silver and plating of your moulded images of gold. You shall throw them away as a menstrual cloth and say to them, “Be gone!” כב.
23. And He shall give the rain for your seed with which you sow the ground and bread of the increase of the earth. And it shall be fat and rich, your cattle grazing in an enlarged pasture in that day, כג.
24. and the oxen and the young donkeys that work the ground eat seasoned fodder winnowed with shovel and fan. כד.
25. And on every high mountain and on every high hill there shall be rivers and streams of waters, in the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall. כה.
26.And the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun and the light of the sun be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that YHWH binds up the breach of His people and heals the wound of His blows. כו.
27. See, the Name of YHWH is coming from afar, burning with His wrath and heavy smoke. His lips shall be filled with rage and His tongue be as a devouring fire; כז.
28. and His breath shall be as an overflowing stream, which reaches up to the neck, to sift the nations with a sieve of falsehood and a misleading bridle on the jaws of the peoples. כח.
29. Let the song be to you as in a night set-apart for a festival and gladness of heart as he who is going with a flute, to come into the mountain of YHWH, to the Rock of Yisra’el. כט.
30. And YHWH shall cause His excellent voice to be heard and show the coming down of His arm, with raging wrath and the flame of a consuming fire, with scattering, downpour and hailstones. ל.
31. For through the voice of YHWH Ashshur is broken down, with a rod He smites. לא.
32. And every passage of the ordained staff which YHWH lays on him, shall be with tambourines and lyres, when He shall fight with it, battling with a brandishing arm. לב.
33. For Topheth was ordained of old, even for the sovereign it has been prepared. He has made it deep and large, its fire pit with much wood; the breath of YHWH, as a stream of burning sulphur, is burning in it!
31)1. Woe to those who go down to Mitsrayim for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but who do not look to the Set-apart One of Yisra’el, nor seek YHWH! א.
2. And He also is wise and has brought evil and has not turned aside His words. And He shall rise up against the house of evil-doers and against the help of workers of wickedness. ב.
3. And the Mitsrites are men and not El. And their horses are flesh and not spirit. And when YHWH stretches out His hand, both he who helps shall stumble and he who is helped shall fall. And they shall allfall, together. ג.
4. For this is what YHWH has said to me, “As a lion roars and a young lion over his prey, though a band of shepherds is called out against him, he is not afraid of their voice nor disturbed by their noise, so YHWH of hosts shall come down to fight upon Mount Tsiyon and upon its hill. ד.
5. Like hovering birds, so does YHWH of hosts protect Yerushalayim–protecting and delivering, passing over and rescuing.” ה.
6. Turn back to Him from whom the children of Yisra’el have deeply fallen away. ו.
7. For in that day, let each man reject his idols of silver and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made for yourselves, as a sin. ז.
8. “And Ashshur shall fall by a sword not of man and a sword not of mankind shall devour him. But he shall flee from the sword and his young men shall become slave labour, ח.
9. and his strength pass away because of fear and his commanders shall be afraid of the banner,” declares YHWH, whose light is in Tsiyon and whose furnace is in Yerushalayim.
32)1. See, a sovereign shall reign in righteousness and rulers rule in right-ruling. א.
2. And each one shall be as a hiding place from the wind and a shelter from the downpour, as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. ב.
3. And the eyes of those who see are not dim and the ears of those who hear listen. ג.
4. And the heart of the rash understand knowledge and the tongue of the stammerers hurries to speak plainly. ד.
5. A fool is no longer called noble, nor the scoundrel said to be respectable; ה.
6. For a fool speaks folly and his heart works wickedness: to practise filthiness and to speak against YHWH that which misleads, to starve the being of the hungry and to withhold the drink from the thirsty. ו.
7. And the methods  of the scoundrel are evil–he has devised wicked plans to destroy the poor with words of falsehood, even when the needy pleads for right-ruling. ז.
8. But the generous one devises what is generous and by generous deeds he rises up. ח.
9. Rise up, you women who are at ease, hear my voice; rise up you complacent daughters, listen to my speech. ט.
10. In little more than a year you shall be troubled, you complacent women; for the grape harvest shall fail, the ingathering shall not come. י.
11. Tremble, you women who are at ease; be troubled, you complacent ones; strip yourselves, make yourself bare and gird sackcloth on your waists. יא.
12. Lament upon the breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruit-bearing vine. יב.
13. Weeds and thornbushes come up over the ground of My people, indeed, over all the houses of joy, the city of revelry; יג.
14. for the palace is abandoned, the crowded city deserted. Hill and watchtower serve as caves forever, a joy of wild donkeys, a pasture of flocks; יד.
15. until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high and the wilderness shall become garden-land and the garden land be reckoned as a forest. טו.
16. Then the right-ruling shall dwell in the wilderness and righteousness remain in the garden-land. טז.
17. The work of righteousness shallbe peace and the service of righteousness be rest and safety forever.18. And My people shall dwell in a home of peace and in safe dwellings and in undisturbed resting places,19. even when hail shall fall, felling the forest and the city be brought low in humiliation.20. Blessed are you who sow beside all waters, who send out the foot of the ox and the donkey.
33)1. Woe to you ravager, while you have not been ravaged and you treacherous, while they have not betrayed you! When you have ceased ravaging, you shall be ravaged. And when you stop betraying, they shall betray you. א.
2. O YHWH, show us favour, for we have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, our deliverance also in time of distress. ב.
3. At the noise of the rumbling the people shall flee. When You lift Yourself up, the gentiles shall be scattered. ג.
4. And Your plunder shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar; as locusts rush about, they rush upon them. ד.
5. YHWH is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Tsiyon with right-ruling and righteousness. ה.
6. And He shall be the trustworthiness of your times, a wealth of deliverance, wisdom and knowledge. The fear of YHWHthat is His treasure. ו.
7. See, the brave ones shall cry outside, the messengers of peace weep bitterly. ז.
8. The highways shall be deserted, the wayfaring man shall have ceased. He has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities, he respected no man. ח.
9. The earth shall mourn and languish. Lebanon shall be ashamed. Sharon shall be withered like a desert and Bashan and Karmel be shaking. ט.
10. “Now I rise up,” declares YHWH. “Now I am exalted, now I am lifted up. י.
11. “You conceive chaff, you bring forth stubble, your spirit devours you like fire. יא.
12. “And peoples shall be like the burnings of lime, like thorns cut up they are burned in the fire. יב.
13. “You who are afar off, hear what I shall do; and you who are near, know My might.” יג.
14. Sinners in Tsiyon shall be afraid; trembling shall grip the defiled ones, “Who of us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who of us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?” יד.
15. He who walks righteously and speaks what is straight, he who rejects the gain of oppressions, who keeps his hands from accepting bribes, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from seeing evil טו.
16. he shall inhabit the heights; strongholds of rocks be his refuge. His bread shall be given him, his water be steadfast. טז.
17. Your eyes shall see the Sovereign in His comeliness, see a land that is far off. יז.
18. Your heart ponders fear, “Where is the scribe? Where is he who weights? Where is he who counts the towers?” יח.
19. No longer shall you see a fierce people, a people of too deep a lip to hear, of a jabbering tongue no one understands. יט.
20. See Tsiyon, the city of our appointed time; your eyes shall see Yerushalayim, an undisturbed home, a tent not taken down. Its stakes are never removed, nor any of its cords broken. כ.
21. But there, great is YHWH for us; a place of broad rivers, streams, in which no boat with oars sails, nor big ships pass by– כא.
22. for YHWH is our Judge, YHWH is our Lawgiver, YHWH is our Sovereign, He saves us כב.
23. your ropes shall be slack, they do not strengthen their mast, they shall not spread the sail. Then the prey of great plunder shall be divided, the lame shall take the prey. כג.
24. Neither shall the inhabitant say, “I am sick.” The people who dwell in it is forgiven their crookedness!
34)1. Come near you gentiles, to hear. And listen, you people! Let the earth hear and all that is in it, the world and all its offspring. א.
2. For the displeasure of YHWH is against all the gentiles, and His wrath against all their divisions. He shall put them under the ban, He shall give them over to the slaughter, ב.
3. and their slain be thrown out and their stench rise from their corpses. And mountains shall be melted with their blood. ג.
4. And all the host of the heavens shall rot away. And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll and all their host fade like a leaf fading on the vine and like the fading one of a fig tree. ד.
5. “For My sword shall be drenched in the heavens. Look, it comes down on Edom and on the people of My curse, for judgment. ה.
6. “The sword of YHWH shall be filled with blood, it shall be made overflowing with fatness and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams. For YHWH has a slaughtering in Botsrah and a great slaughter in the land of Edom. ו.
7. “And wild oxen shall come down with them and young bulls with bulls. And their land shall be drenched with blood and their dust made fat with fatness.” ז.
8. For it is the day of the vengeance of YHWH, the year of recompense for the cause of Tsiyon. ח.
9. And its streams shall be turned into tar and its dust into sulphur and its land shall become burning tar, ט.
10. that is not quenched night or day, its smoke going up forever. From generation to generation it lies waste, no one passes through it forever and ever, י.
11. so that the pelican and the porcupine possess it, also the owl and the raven dwell in it. And He shall stretch out over it the line of formlessness and stones of emptiness. יא.
12. Its caves, with no one in them, is called a reign, but all its rulers have vanished. יב.
13. And thorns shall come up in its palaces, nettles and brambles in its strongholds. And it shall be a home for jackals, a courtyard for ostriches. יג.
14. And the wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the jackals and the shaggy goat call to its companion. The night creature shall also settle there and shall find for herself a place of rest. יד.
15. The arrow snake shall nest there and lay eggs and hatch and gather them under her shadow. There too the vultures shall gather, each with its mate. טו.
16. Search from the book of YHWH and read: not one of these shall be missing, not one shall be without a mate, for He has commanded my mouth. And His Spirit shall gather them. טז.
17. And He shall cast the lot for them and His hand shall divide it among them with a measuring line–they posses it forever, from generation to generation they dwell in it.
35)1. Let the wilderness and the dry place be glad for them and let the desert rejoice and blossom as the rose. א.
2. It blossoms much and rejoices, even with joy and singing. The esteem of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellence of Karmel and Sharon. They shall see the esteem of YHWH, the excellency of our Elohim. ב.
3. Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the week knees. ג.
4. Say to those with anxious heart, “Be strong, do not fear! See, your Elohim comes with vengeance, with the recompense of Elohim. He is coming to save you.” ד.
5. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened and the ears of the deaf be opened. ה.
6. Then the lame shall leap like a deer and the tongue of the dumb sing, because waters shall burst forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. ו.
7. And the parched ground shall become a pool and the thirsty land springs of water–in the home for jackals, where each lay, grass with reeds and rushes. ז.
8. And there shall be a highway and a way and it shall be called “The Way of Set-apartness.” The unclean does not pass over it, but it is for those who walk the way and no fools wander on it. ח.
9. No lion is there, nor any ravenous beast go up on it, it is not found there. But the redeemed shall walk there. ט.
10. And the ransomed of YHWH shallreturn and enter Tsiyon with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

continued with Yeshayahu Chapters #60-66

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