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-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 blessed Scriptures, 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!

Be blessed by this delightful study!

May YHVH Elohim bless and keep you in the palm of His hand!

Ministry founder, elder & teacher: Reuben ben Gershom-Goossens.

Personal assistant & teacher: Kosta Chazantonakis.

(Brother Kosta joined the ministry in 1983).

The RETURN Movement name was founded in 1978.

RMI Ministries International - The International Ministry.

 

 

Part One ~ Introduction

As we look at the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim (the LORD God), blessed be Elohim’s Sanctified Name, we are going to delve a little deeper than just looking at it from the surface as so many tend to do. For let’s face it the Word was not written in English and we need to know that the Tanach, the Old Covenant is the foundation of the entire blessed Scriptures! The author came to know Messiah Yahushua back in 1977 and he had never seen or ever read the Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant, for the truth is that the message of Messiah is completely contained in the Tanach. In fact the Book of Yeshayahu - Isaiah is an amazing book all by itself, for this book if you study it carefully, you will discover it actually contains the whole of the Scriptures, both the Old and the New Covenants. It is true it is all contained in this one book! There is a complete study only covering the amazing Book of Yeshayahu - Isaiah!

As I look at the following, please bear with me, for there is a good reason for exposing this erroneous feast, and the doctrines, which were instigated by the so-called “Holy Roman Catholic Church” – please note, that is not my description of that organisation, but theirs! This feast and another was commenced by just one man, who had a massive influence on christianity and that was the pagan sun worshipper, Emperor Constantine, who worshipped Sol, Mithra the sun god all of his life to the day he died! It is said that he converted to Catholicism just as he died; yet, he was the one who changed many doctrines and added new feasts and laws to his State run church!

Tragically due to this evil Constantine, so much of the world tends to celebrate a certain pagan based alcohol and sexually influenced festivals, parts of which are very clearly described in the Tanach, for example the following verse. You may ask – “What festival could it be speaking about?” I think that would be reasonably clear!

“Hear the word which YHVH speaks to you, O house of Israel. Thus says YHVH: ‘Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the Gentiles are dismayed at them. For the customs of the peoples are futile; for one cuts a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it will not topple. (That is inside their hones)’” Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 10:1-3.

Of course this is directly related to what is now the Christmas tree, but we should be asking how did Christmas really enter into the church and why did they accept it, considering it is an evil pagan institution? Any person with an ounce of wisdom would know that our beloved Saviour Yahushua could not have possibly been born in December for, beloved, most of us would know that it would have been snowing, or at least be freezing cold in Bethlehem and the shepherds and their sheep would not have been sleeping in the fields. No of course not. Anyone who has been to Israel will know that the sheep and most animals are inside by mid October!

The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopaedia of Religious Knowledge gives a clear explanation in the article regarding “Christmas.”

“How much the date of the festival depended upon the pagan Brumalia (December 25th) following the Saturnalia (December 17th-24th), and celebrating the shortest day of the year and the ‘new sun’... cannot be accurately determined. The pagan Saturnalia and Brumalia were too deeply entrenched in popular custom to be set aside by Christian influence. The pagan festival with its riot and merrymaking was so popular that Christians were glad of an excuse to continue its celebration with little change in spirit and in manner. Christian preachers of the West and the Near East protested against the unseemly frivolity with which Christ’s birthday was celebrated, while Christians of Mesopotamia accused their western brethren of idolatry and sun worship for adopting as Christian this pagan festival.”

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1946 edition states …

“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 ... A feast was established in memory of this event (the birth of Jesus) in the fourth century by Emperor Constantine. 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 (the SUN), as no certain knowledge of the day of Christ's birth existed."

Even an early Catholic Encyclopaedia made an honest statement that Christmas was not an original feast, well not until Constantine anyway!

“Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church.” (Catholic Encyclopaedia, 1911 Edition).

The reason I added this little bit of information is why it is so important that we look so much deeper into the Sanctified Word of our Heavenly Father, for then we are able to understand His Word better and are able to sort out the truth from false doctrines that has entered the world, Just as our Messiah said would happen! “Wolves dressed as sheep!

We are living in an age when it seems that so often it seems that far more thought and effort has gone into devising an enticing package than in improving the product. In other words, I pray that your beautiful smelling leather bound “Bible,” that was so beautifully signed when it was given as a gift, containing the family history, becomes more important than its actual content! As we should know the intelligent car buyer should be concerned with what is under the bonnet, the cars safety features than the amount of glitz and leather seating, etc, even though the latter is nice, but most important are the most important factors, and that starts with the motor and the cars fuel economy and its safety!

Sadly the world tends to become prone and pays so much attention to how people are groomed and dressed, and sadly far too many tend to gossip as this seems to be the way of the world these days! It is all about the external features of man that has become more forward in mankind in these days and certainly far more than what it used to be, and that is due to sheer worldliness, TV, music, movies and sexually based advertising. Sadly beloved, that is wholly due to the total lack of the worldly man not having any desire for the Word of Elohim, and again that is just as it has been foretold, for we are living in the “Latter days” as we are also experiencing hideous murders, not just by the usual criminals, but by children as young as 14 years of age, these same youths are robbing the elderly in their houses or on the streets or shopping centres for their purses or wallets for just a few dollars. There is unbelievable amount of ongoing evil going on these days and here in Australia there are murders every single day, which was not heard of just several years ago! But sadly, the killers are getting younger and younger! Those games are influencing their minds and again Satan is sadly winning on this front!

Sadly beloved, there is such a lack of understanding when it comes to the true beauty of the Word of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, for if they did come to understand its beauty and its truth, it would astound many and I pray, place into that person a rich and beautiful faith to a far higher level than they have ever known and change their entire life! For those who come to understanding they will then comprehend the sheer beauty of the Word and will then have that great desire to serve the Father and Yahushua our wonderful Saviour who is “the Passover sacrificed for us!

Beloved as you read what I am about to present below, you will discover some deep and wonderful insights and treasures from the beloved Word of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, and they will be things that you will have never heard and I know that it will touch you deeply, for His Word is so rich and full of these wonderful treasures! Thus, here I will be just giving you several small examples out of thousands that are available in the Word!

That is why the studies on this site tend to be so very different than studies you will find on any other sites, for they come from the heart of the Word.

However, I always say, pray before reading the Word of Elohim or any study for that matter, for it prepares you to receive discernment and that which is good and reject what needs to be rejected!

We will commence by studying something quite remarkable, and it is something that requires Scriptural Hebrew understanding to discover and to bring this treasure to light! But, what was the main difference between the two temples that were built in Jerusalem?

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Part Two ~ The Two Temples

“Thus says YHVH of hosts: ‘Consider your ways! Go up to the mountains and bring wood and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and I will be glorified “kavda”,’ says YHVH.’” Haggay - Haggai 1:7-9.

This particular part of the word study is in relation to the time when the Children of Israel returned to Jerusalem from their Babylonian exile. I know, many will say, “No it was just Judah,” but they are wrong for when Judah was finally captured it contained more people from Israel than Israel had themselves, and the Scriptures proves that. I have a study that has all those facts clearly online entitled “Who is Israel especially Part Five that deals with this! Having arrived in the city of Dovid - David, the prophet Haggay - Haggai spoke to the people and asked them to commence to build the Second Temple as the verse above so clearly states.

Here we are going to discover that it is all based in the way that Hebrew words are written in the blessed Scriptures, for we must understand that NOTHING is in the Word of Elohim without a special reason! Words can make the whole meaning quite different to what we tend to assume at first, even though they may seem to say the same thing. Sadly, translators who translated the Scriptures in reality had little to no real understanding of the true Hebrew inner thoughts of the Word, as well as that you will find at the top of the page and that are the three vital points. 1. Who was YaHVaH 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?

It was for those very reasons that they missed the beauty and the full understanding of these blessed words that were spelled a little differently, with a letter missing, yet they simply used the same word, without any explanation of the difference of their meanings, etc!

Let me explain the word “Glorified”

Please Note: Hebrew letters below are inserted images, thus it is best to print this page if so desired.

The Hebrew word “kavda” - “glorified,” in this case has the Hebrew letter “Hei” “h” was missing, but when it is read, it actually sounds like it is there. The sound of the “Hei” “h” is very much like a mere breath at the end of a word and as such it requires very little effort, no movement of lip, tongue, or mouth. However, the letter h” is also the predominant feature of the Memorial Name of Elohim as well as in our blessed Saviours Name. It is worth while reading my study; The Memorial Name.” This study also looks closely at Messiah’s blessed Name!

The letter Hei h is also important in many other names, for example it played a vital part in Avram (Abram) life, for remember he did not receive the “H” until quite some time latter in his life, for he first had to become a true man of faith! When the time was right YaHVaH Elohim added the Hei (h) to his name and Avram finally became Avraham!

But now comes the BIG question, why was the letter Hei “h” missing when YaHVaH Elohim said “I will be glorified.”

Beloved the missing represents five vital missing elements in the Second Temple, and thus this Temple could never be complete, nor truly be fully glorified in the same manner as the original Temple! The letter is also the fifth letter in the Hebrew Alphabet having the numeric value of five.

The missing 5 elements were the following.

The most vital one of all – The Ark of the Covenant with its covering of the Cherubim.

The Breastplate of the High Priest.

The constantly burning heavenly fire on the altar.

The Divine Spirit.

This was felt most of all - the greatest missing element of all was the presence of Elohim’s Glory!

The Scriptures clearly speaks of the “Divine Presence”, it signifies that there was a divine visitation of the presence or dwelling of the YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, on this earth. The Divine Presence was first evident when the Israelites had left from Succoth and moved to Etham. There Elohim appeared in a cloudy pillar during the day and a fiery pillar by night, as is clearly described in Shemos - Exodus 13: 20-22.

“And they moved on from Succoth and encamped at Etham, on the edge of the wilderness. And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night. The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night did not depart from before the people.”

Thus, beloved, this one missing letter is a painful outcry for the past glory of the First Temple, built by Mishle Shlomo - King Solomon. Yet YaHVaH Elohim, Blessed be His Sanctified Name, still “found satisfaction in it” the second temple, for it would be in this Temple that Elohim, the Son would come and teach His Father’s Word, as He said He would teach “in My Father’s House.”

The very fact that Yahushua came into this Temple proved that the Hei (h) the true Glory had returned to it, even though it would only be when He was with us. And of course as soon as He gave His precious life, He became the “Messiah, our Passover Lamb was sacrificed for us” (1 Corinthians 5:7) and then He rose again and was Glorified as He returned to be at His Fathers side.

Yahushua have the fullness of Temple of YaHVaH Elohim within them and they are filled with the Ruach HaKodesh, the Sanctified (Holy) Spirit! And Yahushua our beloved Saviour and Redeemer sits on the throne of our lives and thus through Him the “H” of “Glorified” has been restored to us because of our faith in Yahushua THE Messiah!

But the temple had now lost all of its glory as it was doomed to be utterly destroyed by Rome, who would control the earth until Messiah would come again! And, yes, beloved, Rome has ruled, for they have formed the faith of all the “christian” churches, even though most may have departed from Roman Catholicism, but they have retained so much of their doctrines and their evil pagan feasts!

For those in Messiah Yahushua, please know this. Beloved; 1. Being a “christian” means nothing at all, for so many can write on a form that they are a “christian”, but what does that really mean in reality? how do they live their lives, how often do they read and know the blessed Word of the Almighty and obey His Commandments and do they keep His Sabbath as was commanded way back in Bereshis - Genesis as well as by our beloved Saviour and His Apostles? Do they go forth regularly and share “Yahushua as our Saviour” with others? You will find that at large these so-called “christians” do not for they pray in a pagan name of “Iesous”, and anyone with just a little bit of knowledge will know that this is not our beloved Saviour’s Name! The truth is that His Name is the very same name as that of Joshua, he who led the Children of Israel out of the Wilderness and then surrounded Jericho bowing the trumpets and then the city wall fell, etc!

His name in Hebrew was “Yahushua” in Hebrew, and our Saviours Name was also “Yahushua”, but was later changed by evil ones to a new Greek word “Iesous” but the truth is exposed as Naves Topical Dictionary and Strong’s Concordance proves;

1. “Naves Topical Dictionary” makes the name abundantly clear, as well as; 2. and it is very clearly stated in “Strong’s Concordance.”

Joshua in the Tanach - Old Covenant:

Strong’s 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:

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

Strong’s: Iesous NT2424 (ee-ay-sooce'); of *Hebrew origin (*untrue, the word is of Greek origin) [OT:3091]; Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites:

Yahushua in the Brit Chadashah - New Covenant:

Now after Yahushua was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem Matt 2:1.

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

It is quite obvious from the above that the name of Joshua of the Tanach, the Old Covenant in Hebrew wasYehowshua.” Well that was the closest that the concordance could get it, or “Jehoshua.” Both are close to correct, but they sound almost right, for it is “Yahushua” to be perfectly correct when we use the Hebrew Alphabet, and both Joshua and Yahushua, and many Jewish men to this day still use this wonderful name! But Strong’s clearly proves, that both names are identical

Thus we have learned that Joshua was given a name that sounded very much like his original name Yahushua, but our most blessed Redeemer was given a completely foreign name one that is tragically has a pagan origin which is directly related to “SUS” or Zeus.” And beloved that is how Satan has infiltrated the church, even during the very time of the Apostles when this sorcerer from Samaria became the Bishop of Rome, and now they claim it was Shime’on ben Yochanan - Peter the Rock who brought the faith to the Roman’s, when the truth is, he never set a foot in Rome, but in Babylon, which they translated as Rome! But, Messiah’s blessed Name was, is and always will be … Yahushua! Remember beloved that words as well as Names in the blessed Scriptures are very important, and we dare not alter it for Messiah did very clearly tell us - “Ask it in My Name.”

“And whatsoever you shall ask in My Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall ask any thing in My Name, I will do it. If you love Me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever.” Yochanan - John 14:13-16.

Those who are redeemed in Yahushua have the fullness of Temple of YaHVaH Elohim within them and they are filled with the Ruach HaKodesh, the Sanctified (Holy) Spirit! And Yahushua our beloved Saviour and Redeemer sits on the throne of our lives and thus, I will repeat, only through Him, the “H” of “Glorified” has been restored to us because of our true faith in Him whose Name is Yahushua THE Messiah! HalleluYAH.

A section of original Hebrew parchment Scriptures from the Dead Sea Scrolls

 

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Next we will look at the Holiness of YaHVaH Elohim and man.

“Exalt YHVH our Elohim and worship at His Holy mountain, for YHVH our Elohim is Sanctified (Holy).” Tehillim - Psalm 99:9.

Part Three ~ The Holiness of Elohim and man

“Holy, holy, holy is YHVH of Hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory”

Yeshayahu - Isaiah 6:3.

The Hebrew letter Kuf speaks of Elohim’s (God) “Kedushah” - “Holiness” – “Holy” or “Sanctified.” The term “For YaHVaH our Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, is Holy” conveys the truth that He alone is exalted, that He is unlimited, neither obligated nor related to anything existing. Also, He has no resemblance to anything or anyone for YaHVaH Elohim is boundless and formless. Since He is unbounded His Spirit and Presence penetrate the entire universe. Although Elohim’s Holiness is metaphysical, it is almost inconceivable to man when the Word states; “holy shall you be, for Holy am I.” Vayikra - Leviticus 19:2.

Now, as only Elohim can genuinely be “Holy” or “Sanctified,” how is it that the word “holy” is applied to the Children of Israel, and this was also applied to the faithful in Yahushua the Messiah in the Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant;

“ … to those sanctified in Messiah Yahushua and called to be holy , together with all those everywhere who call on the Name of our Master Yahushua the Messiah.” 1 Corinthians 1:2.

Well People are not naturally holy. Holiness of the faithful is to be a reflection of Elohim in their lives! The question is; “Can man ever aspire to the Holiness of YaHVaH Elohim?”

Beloved, the secret lies in the original of the Hebrew verse when we first read it in Vayikra – Leviticus 19:2, and the same principle applies throughout the Word, for YaHVaH Elohim’s Word never changes! 1: When the word “Holy” is written related to YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, it is written in Hebrew as Kadosh קָדוֹשׁ and it is spelt in its special way (in full) with a Vav. That is the Hebrew letter ו “V”. 2: the second word “holy” applied to the people, but is spelled differently; although it is still Kadosh,let me explain.

What does this really mean? 1: Kadosh - Holy” with aVav means that it is the perfect holiness that is indicative of Elohim Himself, Who is fully “Holy” - קָדוֹשׁ.

Whilst 2: When our beloved Elohim stated – “holy shall you be” the word “holyקְדשִׁים in this case the word was actually spelt differently, the reason being, it related to men and the Hebrew letter Vavis missing! All this proves to us that - “Only YHVH Elohim is completely (and fully) Holy!

Obviously, we love and follow our beloved Saviour Yahushua and we can never attain the same holiness as YaHVaH Elohim Himself; however we do attain “holiness” by living according to Elohim’s and Yahshua the Messiah’s Word’s and teachings! Thus, we must attach ourselves to Elohim by conforming to His will, and live in THE Word is the Truth and therein lies the complete answer!

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim” … “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.” Yochanan - John 1:1 & 14.

Messiah Yahushua was from the very beginning, and the Word also states that “all things were made by Him”, we know that He lived with us on the earth and He gave His life freely that having shed His precious blood that all who believe in Him and genuinely repent of their sins, and are immersed in water are cleansed from sin, and they are to follow Him and continue in the ways of the Word! Thus, beloved we are to conform ourselves to His teaching, His life. His “Ippogramos” - Greek for “Example.”

“To this you were called, because Messiah suffered for you, leaving you an example (Ippogramon - πογραμμν), that you should follow in His steps.” 1 Shime’on - 1 Peter 2:21.

“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Master (Yahushua).” Hebrews 12:14.

“Teach me Your way, O YHVH. I will walk in Your truth.
UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR YOUR NAME!”

Tehillim – Psalms 86:11

May YHVH Elohim bless and keep you in the palm of His hand always, in Messiah Yahushua’s loving Name!

Ministry founder, elder & teacher: Reuben ben Gershom-Goossens.

Personal assistant & teacher: Kosta Chazantonakis.

(Brother Kosta joined the ministry in 1983).

The RETURN Movement name was founded in 1978.

RMI Ministries International - The International Ministry.

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