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--Sharing our Saviour Yahushua the Messiah to the World!--

 

-Please Read this FIRST- On this site we prefer to use the actual Name of our loving Heavenly Father as it was written in the Word, and thus you will note that we will use the Four Letter “Memorial Name” of   - YHVH, which is pronounced as YaHVaH or YaHWaH. In addition we will also use our Heavenly Father’s attribute/title, which is Elohim rather than “God,” which sadly is the name of a pagan god. In addition we also love to use the actual and real Name of our beloved Messiah which is  - Yahushua or Yahshua in short, for this is our Saviours original Hebrew Name as given to Him at birth in Lukas - Luke 1:31. This was the only Name ever used when He was on the earth by His family, disciples and His followers OVER THE centuries, even until today! However, it was changed to a foreign name by the founder of the new “pagan church of Rome.” Occasionally, we may also use other Hebrew or Greek names as well as different words in our studies for certain common words used are from pagan backgrounds and thus are not suitable. All names will be translated when they are FIRST used in a study or at various times as needed for clarity. There is a full explanation of YHVH’s blessed “Memorial Name” as well as the wonderful blessed Name of our Messiah and Saviour, thus please read …The Memorial Name.”

The three levels of learning & understanding of the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim (the LORD God):

When we read and study the blessed Scriptures, the Word of YHVH Elohim as a believer in Yahushua the Messiah, we should keep the following three steps always in mind for they are a valuable guide and it will certainly provide us with guidance and illuminate the sheer beauty and the fullness of YHVH’s most blessed Word.

1. Who was YHVH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, speaking to?

2. When was it said?

3. How was His Word understood at the time it was spoken/given?

I do believe that these three points are most relevant to our understanding of 1. What the Almighty is saying at the time – 2. As well as what it means to us today - and 3. Especially to you and me right now!

Part One

“You are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with Elohim’s people and members of Elohim’s household, built on the foundation of the Apostles and prophets, with Messiah Yahushua Himself as the Chief Cornerstone. In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a Sanctified Temple in YHVH. And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which Elohim lives by His Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22.

Introduction:

Friends, if you have come to this study, I believe there is a very good reason for it, for the Heavenly Father wishes to speak to you and do so through His blessed Word and as we know, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim.” Yochanan - John 1:1.

Therefore we need to be aware Who is speaking to us through the most blessed Scriptures from the very first book Bereshis – Genesis right through to the concluding book of Revelation! Between these two books there is great power and much instruction which is made up of the Torah, being the Five Books of Moshe – Moses, the Nevi'im, being the major prophets, the Ketuvim, being the Historical writings, Poetical books and lesser prophets. Combined these are called the Tanach, which is a word made up of all three parts of the writings, and it is known to the world at large as the “Old Covenant.” This of course is followed what was at first named the “Brit Chadashah” Hebrew for the “New Covenant.”

Many do not realise that at the time of Yahushua and most of the lives of the Apostles, obviously there was no such a thing as the New Covenant for the simple reason that it had not been completed as yet, therefore the only Scriptures that were ever spoken about by Messiah and the Apostles throughout the New Covenant was the Tanach, the Old Covenant!

In addition, it is vital to note that the Gospels were written in Scriptural Hebrew and NOT in Greek, for they were later translated and this has now been clearly proven, and you will find an article online that clearly outlines this, as ancient rabbis had problems what to do with scrolls of the Brit Chadashah that contained the Hebrew Memorial Name of YHVH that were written by the Apostolic scribes and these rabbis did not know how to dispose of them because they had the most Sanctified name in them and thus they were presented with a huge problem! You can take it from me as one who was once an orthodox Jew, who has come unto Yahushua back in 1977, for rabbis to even to admit this took a great deal, thus it is no hoax and that is for sure! However there are other decisive proofs of the Gospels and other books having been written in Hebrew, for the point is this, the Apostles did not speak or write Greek, for it was considered a sin to use a pagan language for the Word of YaHVaH, EVENTHOUGH THE Word had to be spread throughout the world, and would eventually be translated, the originals were in Hebrew and translations would be made from them!

If Yahushua our beloved Messiah were to return to the earth today, would He recognize the Bible and the associated religion that is using the name of Jesus? No He would not, for the religion that uses a name that simply was never His Name, and a religion that is full of paganism (even though the majority in the church are not even aware of it), considering “christianity” upholds sun-god worship and pagan festivals, would horrify our beloved Master and Saviour!

Beloved, it is so tragic that man with a great deal of assistance from one particular *man, aided by Satan who was in Rome before the Apostles and he twisted the teachings of Messiah and the Apostles to the point that he commenced a new religion that had similarities to the one he had learned about from the Apostles, but it has practically no relationship to what our blessed Messiah and the Apostles actually believed or taught. Can you find a church that strives to live by the true teachings of our blessed Saviour as is written in the four Gospels? Can you prove for yourself what Elohim’s Truth really is? This work will give you a rather hard hitting, but the all-important answers to those important questions that are vital to your salvation!

And please remember beloved, that anything that is said here, or what is preached in any church MUST stand to the Test of the most Sacred Word of YaHVaH Elohim, Blessed be His Sanctified Name!

The first question you may ask is this … “How do I know that Jesus is not the true name of Christ?” Beloved that is very simple to answer for all we have to do is to look at another well-known person in the blessed Scriptures and that is Moshe’s – Moses’ successor was Yahushua or Joshua as we know him now. Thus, his and our Saviour’s Name are the same name!

We should look at how Joshua’s name was written in the Greek in both the Septuagint, which is the Tanach, the Old Covenant, which was translated by seventy Hebrew Scribes around the third century B.C., into Greek, for we should be aware that there was a period of time when Israel was under what could be called a Hellenic influence. In the original Greek version “Joshua” as we know him now, was written as follows Giacousoua.” Greek is an interesting language, and my ministry associate, as provided by Elohim back in 1983, is a Greek believer, thus it makes my life as a Hebrew much easier, in other words, we have the best of two worlds in Messiah Yahushua, Praise Him!

It is interesting to note that there are eight Greek letter combinations that are known as “diphthongs,” one of these is ou - if a Greek font is not available to you these are the letters “Omicron” and “Upilson” and look much like (ov). However, they all end up sounding much like a single sound. The three letters “Gia” are pronounced very much like the Dutch “Ja.” Thus it sounds much like the blessed Name “YAH,” as in HalleluYAH. Thus, knowing all the aforementioned we would write our Saviours Name in the Greek as “Giahousua” when we transliterate it correctly it will look like this “Jahousoua” and should be pronounced as Yahushua.

The question begs, when we look up the later and the new editions of the Septuagint, we should note that they were retranslated by “christians’ and it is very strange that in those new editions suddenly instead of “Joshua” being written as “Giacousoua for some strange reason is was suddenly changed to “Iesous.” The question begs WHY?

 “Joshua” of the Old Covenant” is named in the New Covenant three times, but the question begs how can the “christians possibly give him a completely new and different name to the original in the much later updated versions of the Septuagint and the New Covenant to “Iesous” considering that in the original rabbinic editions it had been Giacousoua. Yet, although he and Messiah having the very same name the “christians” call him *Joshua.

But now we come to the most beloved Name of our beloved Saviour  - “Yahushua” that was originally written in Hebrew in the Gospels and as we will know from the Greek tragically our Saviour’s Name was later written as “Iesous.” But as I stated the original four Gospels were written in Hebrew, His, and he who we now call - “Joshua,” were written as  “Yahushua.” Thus, why did the “christians” end up giving the person from the time of Moshe, 1. A name that sounds so similar to the original - “Joshua”? It has been the argument of theologians over the centuries that they “had to call the Master by Another name because there was no ‘Y’ in Greek” and thus it became – “Iesous” – “Jesus.”

The question begs; on the basis of Joshua, 2. Why then did “He who has the Name above every name” not also become known as “Jahoshua” or even “Joshua?”

But the truth goes back to a time of a great corruption in the setting up of the church in Rome for a new version of a Universal faith was being commenced by a *man by the name of Simon who had come from the Middle East to Rome, but we should ask the question here, “Was this man the Apostle Shim’on ben Yochanan – also called Simon Peter?” The answer is a clear and a decisive No!

The wicked and evil Satanic person who actually went to Rome was Simon Magnus who was a Samaritan who had even been baptised. However, I will cover more about him later.

We now return to the subject to the name of him who we tend to call Joshua, and our beloved Messiah. Above, we have clearly established that both their names are one and the same, and obviously there were another known by that name in the Word. 1. “Naves Topical Dictionary” makes the name abundantly clear, and; 2. It is also very clearly stated in the “Strongs Concordance.

The name of Yahushua - Joshua:

If we look at the Strongs Concordance we will see that it clearly states that both “Joshua” and our blessed Saviours real names are what I am telling you here, both are “Yahushua,” although we need to remember that the Strongs author’s are not Hebrew’s, thus they tend to use a “J” and that is fine for they know no difference, but it should be a “Y” as there is no “J” in Hebrew, but it still proves the point that there has been a Satanic conspiracy!

Joshua in the Tanach – Old Covenant: Speaking of Joshua.

OT:3091: Yehowshua (yeh-ho-shoo'-ah); or Yehowshu’a (yeh-ho-shoo'-ah); from OT:3068 and OT:3467; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua), the Jewish leader: - Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare OT:1954, OT:3442.

Joshua in the Brit Chadashah – New Covenant: Speaking of Joshua.

“… the son of Joshua , the son of Eliezer.” *Luke 3:29. See also *Acts 7:45 & *Heb 4:8.

NT:2424: Iesous (ee-ay-sooce'); of Hebrew origin (untrue the word is of Greek origin) [OT:3091]; Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Master and two (three) other Israelites:

*Strangely the “King James Version” has changed the name “Joshua” to “Jesus” whereas in the vast majority of other versions have correct as “Joshua” including in the “New King James Version.” But then, in days gone by, there where those who thought that The KJV is the only Bible that had real authority and was the only one that was 100% reliable! Well that is as far from the truth as Mars is from the Earth, for it is well known that the KJV is in fact one of the worst translations around, and the most erroneous of all, with over 100,000 huge theological errors in it! What can you expect from a translation ordered by this horrid king!

Thus, we have clearly established that the Name of our Master and Saviour was never a Greek name, which is in truth of a pagan origin, but He has a Hebrew Name as shown so clearly in Strongs and as is confirmed by the Word, but now the church feels it is too late to change for it has been taught in this name for far too long and it has become a “tradition.” Others will claim that it is only a translation; well I am sorry, the truth is you cannot translate a name and should never try to do so! Of course we must translate words for we would never understand the blessed Word if we did not, but a name is a name.

Let me ask you a very simple question, did we change the name of Mr. Gorbachov to Mr. George just to make it easier to say, NO of course not! For example, did any of these famous composers have their names changed to suit the needs because of translators? For instance Frédéric Chopin could have become Fred Colson, or Niccolò Paganini would have been much easier to remember as Nick Page. Just think about it Sergei Rachmaninoff become Stanley Rachman or Pyotr Tchaikovsky would be Peter Tailor. NO, we retained all these difficult to pronounce names throughout all of history, just go to any of the tennis tournaments and you will hear some of the best tongue twisters you will ever hear, when it comes to the world’s most difficult names. But tragically, somehow, the Roman based church for some strange and weird reason could not manage it, or is it, that they did not want to keep the Name that “Elohim exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the Name that is above every name, that at the Name of Yahushua every knee should bow.” Phil 2:9-10. But instead the church of Rome belittled Him Who is the true Messiah and gave Him the name of Jesus, which is NOT His Name, yet did our Saviour not clearly say “ASK IT IN MY NAME AND IT SHALL BE DONE.” Thus, Yahushua has long been asking “Why are they putting another’s name in My Scriptures?

Visit “Naves Topical Dictionary” for more and extensive detail regarding Joshua’s and Messiah’s Name! For in most the Scriptural dictionaries, when you look up “Jesus,” they come up with “Iesous, Jesus and Joshua.” I find this quite amazing!

Apart from His “Little Flock” of the faithful in Messiah Yahushua, He would not recognize the religion in the world that is using the name of Jesus. In addition, Yahushua would He be shocked to find that people claim to be His followers and yet they have been waging wars against each other almost continually over the last 1,900 years, for those Satanic Roman catholic’s have been fighting any that are not of their own and later the Protestant’s. But, then it was Protestant fighting Protestant’s as well, for they are all part of Satan’s conspiracy! And how can we forget the wicked inquisition that saw so many Hebrews and other’s slaughtered, by the catholics, why is that church still going, I know why, it is Satan's temple! In addition to religions fighting each other, together they have been continuously murdering the Children of Israel as they were heading to the Crusades.

But there is one more issue, just think of World War II, when it was mostly the catholic’s and Lutheran who were the evil slaughters of some innocent six million Hebrews and six million others. Many do not realise that the totally Satanically mad Austrian Adolf Hitler had read one of Martin Luther’s last books that was entitled, “The Jews and their lies” or “Von den Juden und Ihren Lügen.” The Roman catholic Hitler quoted this book on radio and in many of his speeches to justify and encourage the German people of doing the following; “Verbrennen Sie ihre Synagogen und reinigt unser Land von diesem Schmutz, die Schweine.” “Burn their synagogues and cleanse our land from this filth, those pigs.” Hitler was using Luther’s very own words!

Thus Yahushua is greatly saddened with the state of the world, the churches and these so-called followers who sadly believe in doctrines that are sadly totally contrary to what He taught, observing a different day of worship and customs, but most importantly having a totally different concept of Elohim and of His purpose than Yahushua and the original Apostles did!

Is the Truth Known?

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the Kingdom.” Lukas - Luke 12:32.

The truth friends is as follows; there are a good number of religious scholars that recognize that far to many changes have taken place within christianity that has changed it to a different form of the faith than that of Yahushua and the Apostles! A protestant scholar Jesse Lyman Hurlbut stated the following in his “Story of the Christian Church.”

“For fifty years after St. Paul’s life a curtain hangs over the church, through which we strive vainly to look; and when at last it rises, about 120ad with the writings of the earliest church-fathers, we find a church in many aspects very different from that in the days of St. Peter and St. Paul” (p. 41).

The question we might ask, if the leaders during this time, which Hurlbut elsewhere called an “age of shadows” were filled with and led by Elohim’s Spirit, then why would the church suddenly be “very different”?

For the Word tells us, that our beloved Messiah is “the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). Yet the christian church today is not even remotely the same, unlike the “Little Flock” that Yahushua our Messiah founded!

Describing the time period after all the original Apostles and their successors had died out, Hurlbut writes:

“The services of worship increased in splendour, 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 a change of name and of worship. About 405ad images of saints and martyrs began to appear in the churches, at first as memorials, then in succession revered, adored, and worshiped. The adoration of the Virgin Mary was substituted for the worship of Venus and Diana; the Lord’s supper became a sacrifice in place of a memorial; and the elder evolved from a preacher into a priest.” (p. 79).

It is important to note Hurlbut’s statement - that “some of the old heathen (pagan) feasts became church festivals.” They “became” that way because Elohim Himself had predicted that evil men and false leaders would take over most of the church! Remember this inspired warning the Apostle Shaul - Paul gave the Ephesian elders;

“For I know this that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.” Acts 20:29–31.

When Shaul realized the depth of the apostasy that would overtake so much of the future Ekklesia, it hit him emotionally. He then “did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears”! But sadly so few today seem to be concerned enough about this apostasy that has taken place to even shed a single tear in regard what has happened since the year 340 and 400, when so many of the true believers in Messiah Yahushua were slowly being murdered by Rome and other orthodox churches! What is so tragic is that this continued long into the future as small numbers of faithful, known as the “Protestors” that our Saviour called the “Little Flock” would be murdered by order of the Roman church as ordered by their evil Pope, his cardinals and their evil bishops, all of whom were laden with wealth and living in the ultimate of decadence, yet had their armies murdering simple honest men, women and children who were in faith of YaHVaH Elohim and Messiah Yahushua. These saints in Messiah continued to uphold the Sabbath on Friday evening and Saturday being the Seventh Day, according to  the blessed Scriptures, and they also upheld full immersion and not just sprinkling, like the others! Thankfully there are “Little Flocks” around the World to this day, worshipping YaHVaH Elohim and upholding His Word in Spirit and in Truth! Blessed be the Name of Yahushua THE Messiah!

But How Could such an Apostasy Happen?

This massive apostasy occurred because men and women back then, just like today, did not zealously prove to themselves where Elohim’s truth was being taught. That is why the living Messiah corrected those believers living near the end of the apostolic Era:

“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.” Revelation 2:4–5.

We should ask, but what about today? The point is this: If Messiah came back, let’s say for a visit, hypothetically speaking, He would find more than 400 different christian denominations and sects and all of these call themselves “christian”? Each one of them have some type of different theology, traditions and approaches and these denominations all tend to follow a messiah named “Jesus Christ!” First, our precious Redeemer very clearly stated time and time again;

And whatever you ask in My Name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My Name, I will do it.” Yochanan - John 14:13-14.

Our Saviour also said;,

The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.” 1 Timotheos – 1 Timothy 4:1–2.

Sadly, friends, we need to realise, this is also what our blessed Messiah so clearly stated that there will be a great falling away from the faith;

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn-bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. Not everyone who says to me, ‘Master, Master,’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven (of Elohim – God), but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Master, Master, did we not prophesy in Your Name, and in Your Name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Mattityahu - Matthew 7:15-23.

It is a sad fact, but we are living very close to the end times and the coming of our blessed Messiah! And the 400 or so churches are ALL worshipping someone that has another name, a name that is not related to the Messiah in the Word of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, and as long as they keep on worshipping that name that has a very different meaning, with a pagan background, they will never be part of the true faithful in Messiah Yahushua!

Friends, I am well aware that “tradition” has set in with so many and to change now is certainly not easy, for most simply know no better, for it has been this way for centuries, and here is this study making these claims.

Well that is not quite so, the Word has been with you since birth, but you have not been reading it prayerfully not in the correct Name, and double checking its words in the concordance, for you would have found that jesus is not our Saviours real Name! It is time that individuals are touched by the Spirit of YHVH Elohim in order that we may return to using His True Name, being YaHVaH and Yahushua, Blessed be their Sanctified Names, just like it has been asked of us, “Ask it in My Name.” As you have already seen earlier, even Strongs Concordance clearly confirms the truth that Messiah’s Name is exactly the same as that of Joshua, for both were Yahushua in Hebrew, or as Strongs writes it as “Jehoshua”, which is slightly incorrect, but close as it should have been a Y and an A, the reason for the “Je” is mostly due to the false “Jehovah” name coined by the JW’s cult!

Therefore a part of the real answer is the fact that so few professing “christians” really study their Scriptures! So they do not “prove” anything that they believe by carefully researching it in the Word of Elohim! Yes, they might well enthusiastically study all sorts of books and articles on health, self-improvement or on investing and making more money. But somehow it does not occur to them to study the most vital subjects of all in our lives is quite as important:

The Word of YaHVaH Elohim commands us to;

Prove all things, and hold fast to that which is good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21.

The vast majority of people just “accept” that the religion is passed down through their family history. Thus most have just “gone along” with the beliefs and the traditions taught to them as children. Noting the public’s lack of attention to their religion, a writer on religion, Teresa Watanabe reported as follows:

“According to one religious research firm, two-thirds of Americans don’t regularly read the Bible or know the names of the Four Gospels. More than half of Americans surveyed can’t name even five of the Ten Commandments. And the majority say they find the Good Book irrelevant … ‘We still hold the Bible in high regard, but in terms of actually spending the time reading it, studying it and applying it, that is a thing of the past,’ said George Barna. The reasons cited range from changes in American culture to the intrinsic difficulty of the text itself.

Now religious organizations are making a major effort to jazz up the ancient Scripture’s doddering image. Bible publishers are producing a dizzying array of products, with translations and editions pitched to every conceivable niche market, to convince people that the book is neither arcane nor irrelevant.” (Los Angeles Times, July 23, 1999).

We need to understand that we have been clearly told in the Word what the underlying cause of this massive religious apostasy really is! For all this is part of Satan’s world and obviously he has totally deceived the vast majority of humanity. In the comfortable surroundings of western civilization, most of the “christian” world fail to realize that the overwhelming majority of human beings have never believed in any form of belief in the true Messiah sent by YaHVaH Elohim, whose Name is Yahushua, and they also have not followed the faith and teachings of the Apostles! Apart from “christians,” the rest of the world are mostly made up of, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Shintoists, atheists, agnostics, as well as the smallest in number being the “Children of Israel” and I do mean “ALL Ten Tribes.” Read “Who is Israel?” (See the Main Index via the link at the bottom of the page).

How is Satan Really Involved in All This?

I should first ask; “Do you read and fully believe your own Scriptures?” If that is the case, I am sure that you will have discovered the following;

“And you He (Messiah) made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air (Satan), the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience (the church and the world), among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.” Ephesians 2:1-3.

The truth is friends that Satan, the adversary of Elohim, “broadcasts” a selfish, rebellious attitude throughout this earth. When we consider the very worst side of his work and we will realise that he is the one who influences evil people to work in industries that promotes licentious sex, violence and conduct a spirit of disrespect and lawlessness into today’s so-called world of “entertainment” that you and your children hear and see on your television, as well as at the movies, or on the radio even when your children, or adults are playing various kinds of perverted computer games which simulate almost indescribable acts of perversion and hideous acts of extreme violence.

Listen to me right now - Do you really know who is really laughing at you and at all that evil going on right now? Well you can take it from me – Satan is enjoying himself immensely!

For Satan has been more than ever since the end of World War II, cleverly been perverting the lifestyle interests of mankind, in things such as sex and excitement by cleverly injecting sick sexual humour into so many of television “situation comedies, movies with nudity and foul language.” Satan is able to cleverly mislead mankind into abusing, degrading and ultimately destroying itself if Elohim does not intervene at the last minute to stop it (Mattityahu - Matthew 24:21–22). The truth is that Satan is the “god” of the earth! Thus it is filled with violence, wars, murder inflicted by some very young children to others, for there is no morality as video games and movies have so corrupted their tragic minds to pulp! Rape and paedophilia is going mad around the world, it is tragic Heavenly Father!

The Apostle Shaul - Paul was inspired to write;

“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god (Satan) of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Messiah, who is the image of Elohim, should shine on them.” 2 Corinthians 4:3-4).

But, there is another darkness in the world, one that entered back in the early days of Rome and we should now look back at those times.

Obviously, HaSatan – the Adversary of Elohim has with the assistance of that pagan Roman Empire injected great evil’s into what is now called “mainstream christianity.” For although many have broken away from Rome, but tragically they have retained most of their institutions, such as the worship of the day of the sun god and thus it was called – “SUNday.” Of course it was that typically pagan Roman catholic Pope Gregory XIII (1502-1585) who created the Gregorian Calendar and I must call “a spade a spade” meaning “speak the truth,” a new pagan calendar, the one that the world generally now lives by.

In addition, what are really the harlot daughters, the protestant churches also retained two of the most evil and wicked pagan feasts that have been partially “christianised,” There is a whole series of totally false ideas about the origin and destiny of man, of what Elohim is like, of what Elohim’s awesome purpose is, and how we are to achieve that great purpose. Additionally, Satan has confused people about prophecy so much that most professing “christians” and even most professing “christian” ministers and priests simply throw up their hands and therefore just neglect biblical prophecy. Yet our Creator devotes about one-fourth of the entire Scriptures to the “sure word of prophecy” (2 Shime’on – 2 Peter 1:19.

A Challenge!

May I ask you, Have you ever looked at traditional “christianity” and asked yourself - “Is this religion really based on the Scriptures? Do you really feel that the teaching and the faith in the fellowship you have been attending over time is as taught by our beloved Messiah, as is stated in your blessed Scriptures and as taught continuously by His Apostles?”

Beloved, let me tell you, if the Messiah is our blessed Redeemer and the Scriptures states that He, the … “Word was with Elohim (God), and the Word was Elohim” - then His Life and Words should be a total example for His followers.

But, it is tragic that so few really follow His example!

“For to this you were called, because Messiah also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.” 1 Shime’on - 1 Peter 2:21.

Seek His Kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the Kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide a pouch for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Lukas - Luke 12:31-34.

Hear His Words and lay them upon your Heart, for it will bring you Life Everlasting and you also can join the “Little Flock” as Yahushua calls the faithful in Him, although we are but very few in number in the world. Remember what He also said about that gate …

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction (the second death), and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Mattityahu – Matthew 7:13-14.

I pray that I will meet you as we pass through the narrow gate into the “Kingdom of YaHVaH Elohim!” Blessed be His Sanctified Name, now and forever!

Is it possible to Follow the True Faith without the Messiah?

Tragically mankind has somehow created a new form of softened and paganised “christianised” religion that is completely different from what the prophets in the Tanach Hebrew for the Old Covenant told us about the Messiah and when He came, Messiah Yahushua clearly taught and practiced those things He wanted His followers to uphold until He would return! Yet, the new religion that became known to the world as “christianity,” refused to uphold the very Words that were given by both YaHVaH Elohim in the Old Covenant and Yahushua in the New Covenant and yet the “churches” claim to be connected with the real “Christ Jesus!”

Personally I put it in this way:

The true faith of the “New Covenant” as we know it within “christianity” does not exist! To be frankly honest, what needs to be done is to throw a light on what seems to be a criminal offense against the Heavenly Father, YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, a spiritual crime they operated for a prolonged time throughout the centuries and converted countless millions, whereby they, the church father’s have succeeded in making the true faith in the Messiah Yahushua the opposite of the truth, and created a new messiah called Jesus, and added a new day of worship on a pagan day that was eventually emperor Constantine made absolute law in 321 AD with the threat of death, and the pagan church added pagan feasts and customs, etc. Thus, they created a faith that is very different from what is found and taught in the “Brit Chadashah”, the “New Covenant” and as taught by our beloved Saviour Yahushua and His Apostles!

Friends, you may feel that the above are very strong words, but they are hardly unique, for Professor Rufus M. Jones seems to apparently concur with my thoughts, noting how Messiah’s true teachings were quickly detached from the religion bearing His most Sanctified Name:

“If by any chance Messiah Himself had been taken by His later followers as the model and pattern of the new way, and a serious attempt had been made to set up His life and teaching as the standard and norm for the Church, Christianity would have been something vastly different from what it became. Then ‘heresy’ would have been as it is not now, deviation from His way, His teaching, His spirit, His kingdom … What we may properly call ‘Galilean Christianity’ had a short life, though there have been notable attempts to revive it and make it live again, and here and there spiritual prophets have insisted that anything else other than this simple Galilean religion is ‘heresy’; but the main line of historic development has taken a different course and has marked the emphasis very differently” The Church’s Debt to Heretics, Jones, 1924, pp. 15–16.

When we think about it, we should not be at all surprised that man’s own desires somehow tends to have a way to change things and that includes how to Fellowship in their own way and with teachings they feel is best. For man has tried for thousands of years to find their own road and prefer their own leaders and teachings.

Humanism, materialism, socialism, communism or capitalism, human society has invented so many philosophies in the vain hope of giving meaning to life without having a Creator, and thus creating all things through human effort, thus they felt that there was a better and a happy and prosperous society on the earth because they made it so. And thus it was in the churches, be it the pagan church of Rome, or its many harlot daughters, for they have control of their flock and they all feel that they as individuals are all right. But, why then do they worship “Iesous” and not “Giahousua” transliterates as “Jahousoua” and pronounced as Yahushua? Whilst i.e. sous means “Zeus” who just happens to be a pagan god, but why should that be surprising, considering, “christians” worship on SUNday, the day of Mithra, the day of the sun-god, and uphold two evil ancient pagan feasts, that commenced long before Messiah came to the earth!

But tragically, “christians” have been blinded by Satan and they are led by their false teachers and sadly, studies such as this one will be mostly regarded as being evil, crazy or as coming from another sect, but they should check the Word of the Almighty first, for what does it say, lets say for example about your yearly christmas tree?

The concept of the christmas tree originated around 3000 BC in ancient Egypt with King Osiris and Queen Isis and it was part of the winter solstice festival, a pagan feast. Read what Jeremiah had to say about this feast, and see if you still would want to put up a tree in your house, or even be part of the pagan festival of “Christmas” you will be in great error!

“Hear the word which YHVH speaks to you, O house of Israel. Thus said YHVH, ‘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.” Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 10:1-4.

Obviously this speaks the of days when non believers in YHVH Elohim who worshipped pagan gods and were “awed” or worshipping heavenly signs, such as the winter solstice, which just happened to be on (this pagan calendar) December 25. For this occasion they would travel, often far away into a suitable forest and cut down a suitable tree, the most Sanctified being the “fir’ tree, and they would fasten it to the floor inside the dwellings and they would “adorn it with silver and gold.” Does this sound familiar to you? Remember this is Jeremiah speaking!

Beloved, believe what YaHVaH Elohim and His Son Yahushua have so clearly stated, you will be a sinner if you follow the way of the world and uphold any part of these feasts, be it “Christmas” or “Easter” the latter being a feast to the goddess Estra and her moon egg, for you will NOT have a place in the “Kingdom of Elohim” unless you repent and totally remove yourself from everything that has anything to do with these evil festivals, including your children, regardless of the circumstances!

The pagan tradition continued and the church fathers of the early Roman catholic church loved paganism for it was their way they could easily convert people into their circle of evil, for men are far more inclined to worship stone gods and pagan festivals, having worshipped these things all their lives. Thus, these new feasts just had new name, that’s all!

The early Romans and the new church trimmed their trees with trinkets and toys at that time of year, whilst the Druids tied gilded apples to tree branches. For many, a tree decorated with orbs and fruit-like object symbolised the tree of life.

During the Middle Ages the Germans believed that evergreen trees were especially imbued with life since they remained green throughout all of winter. Greenery was prominent in pagan winter celebrations in honour of the tree spirit or spirit of fertility.

The Modern Church:

It is quite obvious that the modern church has become a vastly different kind of church at large; all you have to do is look at the ones where the big numbers and memberships are! But you might ask, “In what way is the Church different today then it was before?” The tragedy is that within those massive Charismatic, Pentecostal movements there is great evil! Beloved, please be aware of what is happening in those movements, for there is no move of the “Holy Spirit, but it is more like a Satanic move, pretending it is a good spirit, but it is fraudulent! Remember that he also is able to do miracles, and Messiah will send countless pastors from His side who have said Master, Master have I not done, this or that, but Messiah will say … Go, I do not know you! Paraphrased.

What is happening these days in those very churches is very much related to these the “Latter Days” and also the many errors and false teachings that is being taught on TV by evil and erroneous preachers who have an evil spirit, thus be not deceived by these men and woman!

In these “latter days,” just as our beloved Saviour Yahushua so clearly warned us, there are many believers who pursue health, Prosperity, yes wealth all based on the I, me and myself as they may have been following some of the American TV evangelists that exude that great charisma, especially certain American TV Evangelists that really stand out and they tend to have a huge following. The question is why? Soon we will find out why!

These evangelists and this I do mean both male and female tends to feed the hearers with a “gospel of prosperitythat feeds the flesh. Nevertheless beloved, decision time must come, for sadly many will be accountable before YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, for “You cannot serve two masters!”

In recent years, we have seen heresy preached by men and women, who claim to be “led by the Spirit.” However, can one in the Messiah be led by the blessed Spirit and yet teach lies? No certainly not!

Let me first explain the following: I was once asked, “Brother, how can anyone recognise a ministry if it is really from the Master?” I decided to give a simple answer first, which was: “If the ministry name contains the name of its senior pastor, then it is not of the Father, it is as simple as that! For the pastors name will place the emphasis to the wrong person, to a mere man and not our blessed Messiah and Saviour!

One well-known TV preacher who was originally accepted into the AOG (Assemblies of God) after he ‘supposedly repented’ of an hideous heresy and false teaching. The question comes to mind, is heresy a lesser sin than that of certain US evangelists that have fallen from grace due to sexual transgressions? My recollection is that one of these fallen preachers was not permitted to preach by the AOG for a required period, however he did not obey for very soon he simply produced his own TV show, that did fail quickly due to lack of support.

But the heretic in question was the American TV personality, Benny Hinn who was exposed in a book as a teller of countless lies in relation to his past and worse still, his heresies, including that “God is not a (just a) trinity but He is three separate trinities, nine gods in all.”

This Benny Hinn also teaches that “Jesus would have sinned, had the Holy Spirit not been with him.” One dramatic statement goes as follows, “Jesus knew the only way he would stop Satan is by becoming one in nature with him” and “Jesus Christ understood that spiritual death is union with the Satanic nature.”

What I do not understand is this, why is this evil and wicked man so much admired in certain “christian” circles? I believe it is mostly to his massive very expensive well-orchestrated miracle crusades, where he teaches that the believers are gods. Benny Hinn even declared once - “I am Benny Jehovah,” at a spiritual warfare seminar on May 2, 1990.

On the TBN TV show, on October 23, 1992, Benny Hinn verbally attacked faithful believers that stood against his erroneous teachings and made the following threat. “Now I am pointing my finger with the mighty power of God on me. You hear this, there are men and women in southern California attacking me. I will tell you all under the anointing now, you’ll reap it in your children unless you stop. And, you’re children will suffer. You will pay and your children will. Hear this from the lips of God’s servant. You are in danger.”

He continued, “Now I am going to tell you that God prophetically is showing us in the Psalms, that the body of Jesus Christ in America will sooner or later become militant and say, ‘We’ve have had it! You touch us one more time and drop dead brother.’”

The AOG generally holds that Benny Hinn has repented from his lies, his outbursts and erroneous teachings and now “teaches the solid Word of God.” If this is the case, how come that even in latter times he was still threatening his opponents in various “power of the Sanctified Spirit” ways. He is still teaching the “prosperity,” “Sanctified laughter” and “pre-destination” gospel on TV. On his programme, “This is Your Day” October 22, Benny Hinn had a lady on stage, who claimed that she had been healed. She told him that she was a devout Roman Catholic. Upon hearing this Hinn asked, “Does your priest also minister in the healing ministry lady? Tell him to continue.”

This reminded me of an Australian Pentecostal evangelist who toured India in 1987. He and his entourage had the masses in a village “slain in the spirit and speaking in tongues.” Yet a little later that same year, these very same people who claimed had “accepted Jesus into their lives,” had their Hindu gods lined up in their homes and continued to worship them in their temples, etc. Thus, the question begs, where did that “slaying in the spirit and tongues” come from? The answer is obvious, certainly not from Elohim, for the whole thing is pagan anyway, as 1. They fall on their backs, in the Scriptures, when men of Elohim where touched by the Ruach (Spirit) of Elohim, they fell on what! “Their faces!”! 2. Tongues. What a joke, these people were not converted, for this man did not get them to BELIEVE and bring them to a point of REPENTANCE and have them REJECT their pagan gods, NO, he just wanted numbers, so that he could have on his list for when he arrived home, “We saved ex number in India!” It is all about numbers, thus once more, the I, Me and myself!

Solid believers will recognise the mutterings of Benny Hinn and all those like him to be those of a false prophet and teacher. Beloved, beware of those deceivers, which Messiah Yahushua told us would come in the “Latter Days.” The list of Hinn's deceptions is very long, but I will conclude with his thoughts spoken on his "Praise the Lord" program on TBN TV on December 1994, which confirms his statements to the Roman Catholic lady above.

Hinn was describing a Roman Catholic communion that he had experienced. “I reached out and touched a robe, which had a silky feeling, a beautiful softness to the robe. The next thing I was feeling actually the form of a body, the shape of a body. And my body went totally numb. And God really gave me a revelation that night that when you partake of communion, it’s not just communion. We are partaking of Jesus Christ Himself.” As Benny Hinn rambles on, he stated his belief in “transubstantiation,” being the teaching of the pagan Church of Rome.

Enough of these evil christian men of the self! Remember friends, it was Yahushua Himself who so clearly stated;

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, cast out demons in Your Name, and done many wonders in Your Name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” Mattityahu - Matthew 7:21–23.

Having read all the above and what our precious Saviour said, it is obviously most important to understand what Messiah will say to those failing to do the “will” of the Father: “I never knew you.” In the very same plain language deceived churchgoers will be told that they were, in fact, never acquainted with the One they were claiming to serve. They were never really converted to the real Messiah whose Name is Yahushua, not he who has a pagan name of Jesus or Je-sus, meaning a “Hail Zeus” Thus they were never really part of the “Little Flock” of the Faithful Messianic Ekklesia!

Again, Yahushua said, “But why do you call Me ‘Master, Master,’ and not do the things which I say?” (Lukas - Luke 6:46). A “lord” or “master” is someone you obey. But most professing “christian ministers” and their followers do not follow the clear teachings and examples of Messiah Yahushua and the Apostles. And most of them do not even bother to deeply study their Scriptures to find what those teachings and examples are! And then those who do read the Word tend to pull verses from here and there in order to make their points. However, 99.9% of the time these are taken totally out of context, for they forget to read around a good ten verses before and after the verse they pulled out in order to obtain its context, for that is the proper rule of teaching! But, no for if you did that, they would not be able to make their point, for the whole idea is to prove themselves right – thus it is the I, ME and MYSELF!

How can we RETURN to the Original Apostolic Faith?

What I would ask is simply this. How much do you desire to have a close of a relationship, or better still, a much closer relationship with our Heavenly Father and our beloved Messiah and Saviour? If this is the case, then it must be your desire and willingness to get back to the true Apostolic faith just as what Yehudah – Jude was speaking about in verse 3;

“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.”

Beloved, are you willing to genuinely follow the true faith of Yahushua THE Messiah? Or are you willing to “take a chance” in your relationship with the Almighty and your quest for eternal life?

Frankly, those who Messiah called the “Little Flock” in Lukas - Luke 12:32, are the “true Ekklesia of Elohim and in Messiah Yahushua” and the faithful have always understood the need to pattern themselves after the teachings and examples of Messiah and the Apostles.

Although the number of the faithful have been larger at one time, but they have been hunted and slaughtered by the “christian churches” and I do mean both catholic and protestant, with the Lutheran being the worst of them over the centuries! You may ask why? It was just because they dared to uphold ALL of the Ten Commandments, and yes, that included the “Forth Commandment” to “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it Sanctified (holy)” Shemos - Exodus 20:8 & Davarim - Deuteronomy 5:1 and as confirmed by our blessed Saviour and the Apostles for us to continue to uphold the Seventh day Sabbath! But, it was the christians who murdered countless thousands of the faithful from the “Little Flock” right up into the 16th.century, but today, blessed be He, we are able to worship on His day, whist the church will continue on the day of “Sol Invictus” ( the unconquered sun), being the sun god, which SUNday is named after! The symbol of the sun and its rays of light is found in every catholic church, around the host holder, and note that their host is round like the sun, as are so many of their other pagan symbols.

I find it very sad that so few have seriously attempted to follow the Creator’s pattern as given to us in His Word for it is very clear, it is only when men have their own agenda commence to teach differently and out of context, then sadly so many are mislead. But there are some scholars and religious historians that do seem to understand the concept of the Jerusalem as being the heart and centre for YaHVaH Elohim. This is a vital concept to understand if we are sincerely interested in contending “for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints” and I am not speaking about the Roman or the Protestant churches, but those Messiah called the “Little Flock” who are with us to this very day, blessed be to Yahushua our blessed Redeemer and the “Ruach HaKodesh” – “the Sanctified (Holy) Spirit” who keeps the Truth alive!

The Apostle Shaul was inspired to write to the Thessalonians;

“For you, brethren, became imitators of the Ekklesia of Elohim which are in Judea (Jerusalem) in Messiah Yahushua.” 1 Thessalonians 2:14.

If we read the book of Acts we will see that it makes it very clear that the earthly “headquarters” of Elohim for many decades was the Ekklesia based in Jerusalem. Remember, it was there where the “Ruach HaKodesh” – “The Sanctified Spirit” was originally poured out on the faithful in Messiah Yahushua (Acts 2). It was in Jerusalem where Shime’on - Peter, Ya’akov - James and Yochanan - John carried on most of their ministry for many years (Acts 4:1; 8:1; 11:1–2). Then later, it was to the leadership at Jerusalem that Shaul - Paul and Bar-Abbas - Barnabas came to settle the question of circumcision for the Gentiles and other related questions (Acts 15:4-6).

Therefore, as there was a major ministerial conference held in Jerusalem and this being clearly written in the Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant that it was held at Jerusalem proves that this City was, is and always will be the centre of the faithful in Messiah, and certainly NOT that pagan city of Rome, being a city with seven hills, and its heart the Vatican is decorated with symbols of the god’s of Baal, “Sol Invictus” the “Invincible Sun god,” and “Ishtar” wherever you look, starting in the heart of the Vatican square to inside that pagan temple. It is also found on the clothing of the head (known as the pope) of that pagan organisation, called a “christian church” which is in reality the high church of Satan! These symbols are continued on its pure gold goblets and host holders, etc! Everything is decorated to honour their pagan sun god and everything points to Babylon!

In the Vatican square centre stands a genuine Egyptian obelisk shipped from Heliopolis to Rome by the Roman emperor Caligula. The obelisk is, of course, a phallic symbol, but it also was used in sun worship. Close to the obelisk there is a small four-pointed sun wheel, being the same symbol as found on the altar stone in the temple of Baal in Hatzor. This is surrounded by a double circle and a pathway, which is followed by a large eight-rayed sun wheel design, symbolic of Ishtar, which is more noticeable from up higher! Even on the papal residence, the decoration above his window and all along the top of the building there are moons and eight pointed suns of Sol Invictus, or Mithra, which is also known as the Greek god “Helios”

Note: The word ‘obelisk’ literally means ‘Baal’s shaft’ or ‘Baal’s organ of reproduction.’ (From; Dr. Cathy Burns’ – “Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated.” Page 341).

I am sure we are aware of the great evil of the beast with seven heads and its ten horns, with the woman sitting on it who is “… drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Yahushua.” (Revelation 17:6), thus all this makes it quite clear that long standing murderous and evil Rome, the city of seven hills, is without any doubt the capital city of Satan!

Thankfully it was in Jerusalem where the leading and original Apostles lived. For it was there what we might call the true founding centre of the fellowship of faith was established, and certainly not in one of the most evil places on earth the heart of Satanic activity - pagan Rome! And it was to Jerusalem that Shaul and Paul and Barnabas had come even earlier, lest, as Shaul had put it, “I might run, or had run, in vain” (Galatians 2:1–2). After the major Jerusalem conference, Shaul - Paul and Silas travelled through Asia Minor visiting the Ekklesia's along the way;

“And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which were determined by the Apostles and elders at Jerusalem.” Acts 16:4.

Shaul regarded Jerusalem as the Centre of the Faith!

There is no doubt that the original Apostles together with the Jerusalem fellowship of Elohim set the inspired “pattern” for true faith, not just for that particular time, but for all time until Yahushua would come again! For how can anything change, for the Word stands forever, and no man has the authority to alter one single letter to the left or the right, the Scriptures clearly states!

It simply amazes me how heretical Protestants believe that the Apostle Shaul was used by the Almighty to somehow and miraculously “reinvent” the true faith of His only begotten Son into something totally new and opposed to so much what our Heavenly Father and Yahushua stood for!

The sad truth is that the vast majority of protestants are just ex Roman harlot daughters and the British ones who had a sexually depraved and most evil of all kings, a man, who was so Satanic that he murdered his wives at any desire and remarried another, yet he became the head of his new church, the “High Church of England” or better said, Satans personal Temple of evil with his very own priests! This king and his satanic offspring is a joke to this very day! Not to forget one of his ancestors, was king James who ordered his very own Bible translations, but as history has now proved, it is one of the worst translations ever created, being the KJV that so many adore, well let’s be totally honest that translation has well over 100,000 major errors, as well as words that were never written in the original text, such as one of the most evil ones “Easter” instead of “Passover” when the Greek very clearly states “Pasha,” that in every other verse is translated as Passover. Thus, the English speaking world now celebrates a feast named after the goddess Estra and her miracle moon egg. You can learn more about this ancient pagan feast in the study “Easter” via our Main Index!

However, the Apostle Shaul - Paul as we have seen, always showed a deep respect for the leadership in Jerusalem regarding all major matters! And it was he who wrote to the mostly Gentile fellowship at Corinth;

“Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of Elohim is what matters.” 1 Corinthians 7:19.

An historic man who is still a well respected church historian, Carl von Weiszacker wrote way back in 1895;

Paul was far from confining his interest to the Gentile Christian Church which he had himself founded. His thoughts were much too lofty to leave Jewish Christianity to itself. He toiled not merely for his own work, but for the Church of God … the whole Church. He never forgot for a moment the true birthplace of the gospel. And for him the Christians in Jerusalem were always the (saints) … He did not however merely entertain a grand policy of ecclesiastical union, but his first and constant thought was that the primitive Church was the foremost divine institution under the Gospel … In the early Apostles he saw … the Apostles of the Master. From them the testimony of the Resurrection emanated (1 Corinthians 15:1 ff.). They were ever the Apostles, whom God had placed at the head of His Church, the first of those divinely commissioned men who held the leading office in the Body of the Messiah” (1 Corinthians 12:28) (The Apostolic Age of the Christian Church, pp. 12–13).

At a later time in Shaul’s ministry, he travelled once again to Jerusalem;

“And when we had come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. On the following day Shaul went in with us to Ya’akov - James, and all the elders were present.” Acts 21:17–18.

Please note that Shaul presented himself to Ya’akov - James, who was Yahushua’s brother, who by now was undoubtedly the chief Apostle at Jerusalem, whilst Shim’on - Peter most probably would have already gone to share the Gospel with the Hebrews and the small Ekklesia's further north, and to the east.

Having rejoiced in the good news Shaul brought about Elohim’s Work among the Gentiles, the Jerusalem leadership told him;

“When they heard this, they praised Elohim. Then they said to Shaul: ‘You see, brother, how many thousands (myriads) of Judeans have believed, and all of them are zealous for the Law.” Acts 21:20.

The term in Greek = “muriades” or “myriads” literally means “tens of thousands” or an “Indefinite Number.” Therefore as not to confuse or discourage these Hebrew believers in Messiah Yahushua, Shaul was clearly asked by the Jerusalem Apostles to go through an offering ceremony to publicly demonstrate that he was not teaching in any way against YaHVaH Elohim’s Sanctified laws. The Jerusalem leaders exhorted him;

“Take these men along and be purified with them and pay all the expenses connected with the shaving of their heads. This will let everyone know there is no truth in the reports they have heard about you and that you still regularly observe the Law.” Acts 21:24.

Thus if Shaul had indeed as so many claim these days, been teaching against the Law of YaHVaH Elohim in any way whatsoever, especially the spiritual Law containing the Ten Commandments, he most certainly would not have gone through this ceremony based on the Law of Moshe! This special ceremony would have been most probably a thanks offering at the conclusion of the “Nazarite vow” that would not have been necessary for a New Covenant believer. However, it was certainly not “sinful” either! And Shaul had a deep respect for Elohim’s Law, for the original Fellowship in faith that continues the pattern of obedience according to Elohim’s Law, guided Shaul in his decision to go ahead and participate in this ceremony. By guiding Shaul in this and the mere fact of this being in the Word of Elohim, it shows us all that Shaul’s approach was one of total obedience to YaHVaH’s Sanctified law and certainly not of a person who was attempting to do away with, or “reason around” Elohim’s laws. Yet, it is obvious that the Universal church of Rome and later her harlot (protestant) daughters with their misguided theologians continually teach their poor deceived flock that the law, including the Ten Commandments, or certain parts thereof have been done away with!! But they do so at their own peril for it is a sin unto YaHVaH Elohim and worthy of death, thus beware, you are bound for the second death, unless you repent and RETURN to the true Messiah whose Name is Yahushua!

Therefore we MUST listen to what Messiah Yahushua had to say whilst He was with us, rather than listen to man for sadly they will always endow anything with their own ideology, and NOT strictly stick to what THE WORD actually says, but worse still is that most do not understand the original Scripture, be it in the Hebrew or the Greek, but it is not just knowing how to read it as taught in theological college, but the Hebraic and Greek mind set behind the writing and understanding of the time it was written.

See the three points set out at the top of the page! However, mankind has been confusing what the Word really says for far too long and people have been led astray because of these so-called teachers own vanity, in addition these teachers, as well as their misled followers will simply not come back to the true and blessed Messiah because of their own vanity as well as tradition and history, for my family has always been this faith or that faith!

But friends, we should listen to our beloved Saviour for He gave His precious life for all who would believe and repent of their sins and they would be cleansed of their sins by the covering of the shed blood of the Lamb of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name!

No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by Elohim.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from Him comes to Me. No one has seen the Father except the one who is from Elohim; only He has seen the Father. I tell you the truth, He who believes has everlasting life.” Yochanan - John 6:44-47.

Yahushua’s Work whilst He was with us!

The faithful in Messiah Yahushua the Messiah, “believe,  know and understand” that in order for Messiah Yahushua to be without sin, and in order for Him to be the “Passover Lamb without spot and blemish,” He would have had to keep the Torah, the Law as His Father, YaHVaH Elohim had given to Moshe, and He had to do this perfectly!

It is vital, beloved that we understand at that time there had been many new laws introduced by the priests and rabbis, and these are part of the rabbinic or man-made laws and Yahushua abhorred these, for they were being enforced upon the Children of Israel and Judah! Therefore He kept the Law as it was given by His Father and He expected His Judean followers to keep the law as He clearly indicated. The following Scriptures show’s us very clearly how Yahushua Himself described His mission;

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfil. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the Kingdom of heaven.” Mattityahu - Matthew 5:17–20.

Tragically the vast majority in churches worldwide simply do not comprehend the importance of those vital words. Our beloved Messiah said that not “one jot or one tittle” (the two smallest letters in the Hebrew script) of the law would pass from the law until heaven and earth pass away. Since heaven and earth have not passed away, we must understand that the law remains and should be upheld, but in love and in faith! And Messiah condemned those who would falsely teach men to break even the least of these commandments.” Rather, He explained that those who both do and teach the blessed commandments will be called “great in the kingdom of heaven.”

Did His “fulfilling” the law somehow change these commands? Or did they change after Messiah’s resurrection? No! Heaven and earth still had not passed away at His resurrection. And we must understand what He meant when He said that He would “fulfil” the law. Let me explain what is meant by this.

Did Yahushua fill or fulfil the Law? Let us first look at the Greek word used for “fulfil.”

The common Greek word “plerosai” means “to fill.” The Greek Septuagint translation of the Tanach, the Old Covenant by the rabbis from around the 4th century BC, also uses this Greek word, but it originated from the Hebrew word “Ma’le” and it means “which fills” or “fullness.” However in Mattityahu - Matthew 5:17 most translations tend to translate it as, “to fulfil.” The theological implications often drawn are that Yahushua fulfilled all of the Old Covenant prophecies, thus that no more of those remained; and although He may have kept the Law perfectly, but now there is no one need to obey the law anymore, as He has fulfilled it!

However, these conclusions are obviously not logical, nor Scriptural, in fact they completely contradict Yahushua’s preceding statement that He did not come to abolish, or to destroy the Law. More fundamental for translation, however, is the question of whether “plerosai” in this verse should be rendered “to fulfil” at all”? I think not! My personal view Scripturally is that Yahushua came to “fill (or complete) the Law” (of His coming) and the Messianic prophecies of the Prophets with their complete meaning. For this reason the original Hebrew Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant says that Yahushua came “not to abolish but to complete.” If you carefully read the entire Sermon on the Mount, you will find that that the subject matter of that Sermon is very much related to the keeping of the Law and thus Mattityahu - Matthew 5:17 is generally understood as its central theme! You will note how this chapter covers a number of the Ten Commandments as well as other laws, and whilst our blessed Redeemer does not weaken a single law, He does however strengthen some, such as in verses 27 to 32 where speaks about, for example, the wandering eyes that can commit adultery just by looking at a woman lustfully. This is followed by the matter of divorce his wife and should one marry another, unless he was divorced because of proven unfaithfulness and adultery by his wife, but if this is not the case and if the man remarries he become an adulterer! Thus, here we can see that Yahushua makes the law even stronger and He certainly does not lessen it in any way!

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. It has been said, 'Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.' But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.” Mattityahu - Matthew 5:27-32.

In other words, Yahushua came, as prophesied in (Yeshayahu - Isaiah 42:21), to “magnify” Elohim’s law and to show its fullest intent and purpose. However, what Yahushua did seek to abolish was another law being the man-made traditions by the ancient rabbis, priests and Pharisees that had perverted the law and burdened the people of Israel with countless new laws that were almost impossible to keep.

Yahushua’s sacrificial death, foreshadowed by the temple sacrifices, made all animal sacrifices and washings irrelevant for the faithful, for He was the final Passover Lamb and the completion, His blood conquered sin forever for all who would come to Him in faith and repent. And Praise be to YaHVaH Elohim, that evil one, Satan had finally been defeated by Yahushua’s death and resurrection!

But beloved, Yahushua’s life very clearly showed us all that the spiritual covenants, and the Ten Commandments was and would remain relevant for all those that love Him and in true faith seek to obey Him. One cannot properly understand His teachings without understanding the Tanach, the Old Covenant and the law it contains.

We need to understand that the Tanach, the Old Covenant brings so many glorious gifts to those who love Messiah Yahushua. One of those gifts is the Torah (Five Books of Moshe - the Law). There is no doubt that Yahushua throughout His life lovingly embraced the Torah of Moshe, for as we have read, “He came not to end it but to fill it” (Mattityahu -Matthew 5:17), to carry its teachings forward. Further, to those who came to Him seeking eternal life, He held it up as the essential teaching to be observed (Lukas - Luke 10:25–28). Regardless all the conflict with some interpreters of His day, there are some ‘christian’ scholars who see Him as one who honoured and followed the Law. When Yahushua proclaims the coming rule of Elohim, he speaks nowhere in detail about the inner character of this rule. He does not need to because all that had already been described in the Tanach, the Old Covenant. The Tanach is not an antiquated Scripture like so many tend to think it is, for it contains so much life-giving teachings which is desperately needed by the faithful today. And if they would only spend more time reading it prayerfully and allow the Sanctified Spirit to lead, rather than vanity and pride, the self to overrule, and allow teachers to receive the blessed truth that is contained therein!

Indeed, Yahushua Messiah taught from the Tanach and He lived by it as did His Apostles and followers then and as far as we know until at least the year 400 AD, for sadly there is no clear record of the faithful after that. However, there are known small groups that were of the same faith made up of Hebraic backgrounds and ex Gentiles for in Messiah a true believer can no longer be a gentile, for they are without hope and without Elohim, thus when saved they and those of Hebraic background become ONE IN HIM! HalleluYAH! (Read Ephesians 2:11-22).

Beloved, when will all things be fulfilled? On the Day when Yahushua and the New Heaven and the New Earth, together with the New Jerusalem arrives and the Kingdom of Elohim commences for eternity! Then all things will be completed in YaHVaH Elohim’s plan!

The Apostles were very clear regarding their Teachings?

We know from the Scriptures that Yahushua our beloved Messiah clearly upheld Elohim’s law. Yet the greater church tend to falsely accuse the Apostles especially the Apostle Shaul - Paul of teaching that the faithful in Messiah no longer need to follow the example that their blessed Redeemer Yahushua had so clearly set for them! Tragically there were already some during the first century AD that they were twisting Shaul’s words for their own purposes. Shime’on – Peter wrote the following;

“Bear in mind that our Master’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Shaul also wrote you with the wisdom that Elohim gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are somewhat difficult to understand that ignorant and unstable people tend to distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this; thus be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Master and Saviour Yahushua the Messiah.” 2 Shime’on – 2 Peter 3:15-18.

Also when writing to the young evangelist Timotheos - Timothy, Shaul plainly reminded him;

In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Messiah Yahushua will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, that from childhood you have known the blessed Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Messiah Yahushua. All Scripture is given by inspiration of Elohim and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timotheos – 2 Timothy 3:12-16.

When Timotheos – Timothy was a child, the “blessed Scriptures” he knew was of course the Tanach, the Old Covenant for there was simply no other Scriptures as yet. The Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant books did not as yet exist! Shaul states that the Tanach the Old Covenant are “able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Messiah Yahushua.” Shaul saw no conflict between Tanach and the faith and practice in Messiah as confirmed when he was speaking of the Tanach, which is profitable for doctrine and for instruction in righteousness. These are certainly not the words of someone who was teaching that the Elohim’s Tanach laws have been done away with, for Shaul was still using those very Scriptures during His days!! In fact he instructed all those in faith;

“Imitate me, just as I also imitate Messiah.” 1 Corinthians 11:1.

The Apostle Yochanan - John observed;

He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.” 1 Yochanan -1 John 2:6.

The point is that these two, like all the Apostles, knew that Yahushua the Messiah came to show the perfect example and that His faithful should follow His example, strengthened by the Sanctified Spirit. This was the complete understanding during Shaul’s day, as the faith in Messiah Yahushua spread across Greece and the Roman Empire.

Wherever the Apostle travelled, especially in the East of the Roman Empire, he would find Hebrew believers in Messiah, whose outward way of life would be much the same as that of other Hebrews. They took for granted that the Good News of Messiah was continuous with the faith as found in the Tanach and for them the Good News that Yahushua had set arranged a special Passover Meal on the night of the “Day of Preparation” with His disciples, did not mean that the covenant made between Elohim and Israel was no longer in force. Of course they still observed the “Feasts of YHVH” (Vayikra - Leviticus 23) and they also continued to be circumcised, as well as keeping the weekly Seventh Day Sabbath and the Mosaic regulations concerning kosher food. Many of the faithful that came out of the Gentiles also decided to celebrate the Feasts and uphold the Sabbath for Shaul and the other Apostles did, but they were not compelled to be circumcised, but some made their own choices regarding this, as some still do to this day. The point is, it is a matter of choice and if a person decides to do so, it is not a sin, as Shaul said, as long it is done with the correct mind and not because we are told to, because they are NOT! Apparently the Hebraic community in faith must have been so strong up to the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD they were without doubt the dominant element of the Messianic movement.

Thus for at least the first forty years after Messiah’s departure, as guided by the Sanctified Spirit the “dominant element” in the fellowship of Elohim, they were still following Yahushua’s example of keeping the weekly and annual Sabbaths as commanded by Elohim. They were still following the example set by the Jerusalem Ekklesia of Elohim and the appointed Apostles by Yahushua!

Thus, Who had the Audacity to change all that?

Well we now know it was certainly not the Apostle Shaul - Paul. In addition it would never have been any of the original twelve Apostles for they all continued to keep the law of YaHVaH Elohim, just as Messiah Yahushua had done all of His life. However, after Yahushua had ascended to His Father that would not certainly have included any further sacrifices for now so many parts of the law had been accomplished, for as 1 Corinthians 5:7 so clearly states that; “Messiah, our Passover was sacrificed for us” - Praise Him!

But a big change came about during a certain time period that is fittingly known as the “Dark Ages” and this is when it began to get underway, when misguided and false religious leaders began to change virtually everything that had made the faith of Israel and that of Israel’s Messiah now available unto the world so totally different from all the pagan cults of Babylon, Greece and the Roman Empire!

Some wrongly teach that after Jerusalem fell and the Temple was destroyed in 69/70 AD, that believers in Messiah no longer had to keep the law as Yahushua and the Apostles had done. However, we should clearly take note that many years later it is the faithful Apostle Yochanan - John, who was as we know the very last surviving Apostle, and he who wrote the Book of Revelation well after the temple had been destroyed. The question is why is it then, why was in that book, he so clearly upheld the Torah – the Law of Elohim?

Blessed are those who do His Commandments that they may have the right to the Tree of Life, and may enter through the Gates into the City.” Revelation 22:14.

Yochanan - John heard these words from YaHVaH Elohim and he knew the importance of obeying Him; and the city is of course that City in the New Earth to come at the end of time!

And he who overcomes and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations.” Revelation 2:26.

Clearly, those who were in faith, the “Little Flock” were keeping the blessed Law of YaHVaH Elohim and were living just as Yahushua the Messiah did long after the temple was destroyed! There are a good number of “christian” scholars who concur with this as I have found;

“The first Christians (believers) continued to observe the Jewish festivals [the biblically-taught festivals], although in a new spirit, as commemorations of events, which those festivals had foreshadowed” (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th ed., vol. 8, p. 828).

This study continues in … Part Two

 

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