Ruminating on this Feast

We’re now probably at least midway through the week of Passover / Pesach, Feast of Unleavened Bread / Feast of First Fruits. In the paganised “Christendom” who still follow the Roman Catholic tradition of “Easter” and “Good Friday”, today is their Good Friday.

I see it diferently. From what I’ve come to learn, YAHUSHUWAH /YAHSHUA / YAHUSHA (covering the bases here as all are valid but each expresses a slightly different facet of Him who is our King of Kings),  would have been buried before sundown this past Wednesday, and thus had finished 2 nights (W, T) and as ther sun sets here, 2 days (T,F) and was about to enter His 3rd night. Tomorrow would be (@ sundown) the end of the third day, and thus He would have arisen after sundown tomorrow. You see when YHWH the Father, created along with His yachiyd Son, and His Spirit it says of day 1, “and there was evening and morning the first day”.  So until He said through His Word (John 1 – the Word was in the beginning, …}  causing His Spirit to go into action, with “Let light be” there was only endless night. Thus the first day began with evening / night.By the way, Genesis 1:1 reads “In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth”. You may wonder why Elohim was used. Well in my direct translation bibles from the Hebrew, in Exodus 3, He told Moshe when asked who Moshe was to tell the Israelites (and Pharaoh) who sent him / gave him authority, he was told “tell them the Elohe of your fathers, the Elohe of Avraham, the Elohe of Ya’aqov, and the Elohe of Yitschaq has sent you and this is My name by which I am to be remembered forever, YAHUAH …” and he also told Moshe “EHYAH ASHER EHYAH” i.e. I AM THAT I AM, (THAT I WILL BE). Now Elohe is the singular form of Elohim, thus in Exodus Father YAHUAH (only one of the trinity) was engaging Moshe in dialogue. In Genesis the reason Elohim is specified is because the Father, the Son (WORD 0f the Father), and the Holy Spirit, were all creating in unison – thus the 3 members of the heavenly family of YAH were present. El of course was translated / comprehended as “god” and thus another name for our heavenly Father, is “El Elyon”, the MOST HIGH GOD.

Back to the topic of this feast LOL. We’re told also in Genesis 1, that He appointed the sun, moon, stars, lights in the heavens, not only to give light at their specified time (sun = day, moon. stars = night), but as indicators of His special appointed times of revelation or interaction with MAN.  In Leviticus we’re told to keep the feasts of the LORD (KJV) , which are “the set feasts of YAHUAH” in my bibles.Thus THEY’RE NOT JUST THE FEASTS FOR / OF THE JEWS! They’re His appointed / set times of importance to Him in his dealings with the Adamic creation. As Sha’ul (Paul) wrote, “these things were written for our instruction…” and by OUR he meant believers appropriating by faith in YAHUSHA’s  redemptive work by His crucifixion and shedding of His blood (Revelation titles Him also, “the passover Lamb of YAHUAH slain before the foundation of the world”), the gift of salvation. Thus the observance of passover, is in a sense, like Remembrance Day that is celebrated every Nov. 11, for the fallen who sacrificed their blood in wars. It’s Remembrance Day of YAHUSHA’s sacrifice by the shedding of His blood.

Next, unleavened bread is eaten in remembrance of the first Passover, when the Israelites had to leave in haste, and there was not time to add yeast,, to make the bread rise. Now YAHSHUA / YAHUSHA said, “I am the Bread of Life”. What did yeast signify according to scripture? PRIDE because pride puffs up people just as yeast puffs up bread.

Seeing as He was without sin, He didn’t have the sin of PRIDE. He was thus “The Unleavened Bread of Life”.

Lastly, First Fruits was when the Israelites brought offerings of the first (spring) harvest, to sacrifice to YHWH in accordance with His word (scripture). Sha’ul said of YAHSHUA, “now He is become the first fruits of those risen from the dead”. By His resurrection He became the first to be raised from the dead by the Father’s might power (Eph.1) and now made it possible for the believers to be raised to eternal ife at that last day.

So you see that each feast (we’ve only discussed the spring feasts), although techically Shavuot (50 days after Passover thus also called Pentecost) could be included, is a very special significance in our heavenly Papa’s calendar. We remember it was on Shavuot as the disciples gathered in Jerusalem, that the HOLY SPIRIT was given as fulfillment of the promise made before His ascension to heaven.

NOTE: When the faith once delivered to the saints, got corrupted within a couple of centuries after the apostles’ deaths, the Roman emperor, / caesar, Constantine, mixed the Roman pagan religion with his cherry picked parts of the faith the apostles handed down, and came up with a synthesis / syncretic stew, wherein all the pagan feasts were substituted for YHWH’s feasts – only the names changed to confuse the undiscerning. Thus Eostre / Astarte / Ashterah worship was included (she was amongst other things a fertility goddess of spring) and presto! Eostre became Easter.Constantine can also be credited with being the first pope, as he called himself “Pontifex Maximus” which is a title all popes claim also. Thus ole Constantine founded the Roman Catholic religion too.

There’s much more that could be discussed but we’ll close it for now. I hope this stimulates the readers to further research / study on their own (as no churches teach this) that they may find out just how badly the once true / pristine faith was corrupted and how too may believers today , have no idea they may call themselves Protestants, but they by and large still follow Roman Catholic dogma. (Such as mentioned above, such as substitution of Sunday (the day pagans / Romans worshipped the Sun dubbing it Sol Invictus – the Unconquerable Sun) for Sabbath, such as celebrating the birth of Christ in His incarnation on December 25 – the day the pagans/ Romans celebrated the rebirth of Sol Invictus- and that of subbing Yule (pagan feast) as Christmas when in fact YAHSHUA was born close to Sukkot, the Feast of Tents / Tabernacles which usually falls late September / early October on the Roman Julian / Catholic Gregorian calendar in use by societies around the world today.

“MAY YHWH BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU AND CAUSE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON YOU, AND GIVE YOU PEACE” (Aaron’s prayer of blessing)

 

More Insights

 

I shared with some people recently, some insights gleaned from the Hebrew, as set out in my Aleph Tav (eth) Cepher (Sefer) bible. It was translated from Hebrew to Engllish, while maintaining the fullest and richest depth of meaning as possible, while also maintaining exacting accuracy.

As you may remember, YAHUSHA / JESUS when speaking in Hebrew to John, in Revelation 1, said “I AM the Aleph and the Tav”.  Besides being the first and last letter so the Hebrew aleph-beit, there’s a great depth of applicable meaning not conveyed to other languages, when rendered as just, “the first and last, beginning and end” such as in Greek where Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters.  Seeing as YAHUSHA said “I AM” prefacing the letters Aleph and Tav, pronoounced “eth”, where it appears, (thousands of times) in the Hebrew scriptures, it’s fair to construe it as His divine autograph (i.e. initials).

Now, here’s what I shared previously:

I started reading the preface again to my Aleph Tav (eth) Cepher bible.
I thought you might find this interesting:
“Yesha-Yahu (Isaiah) 14 is well known as the only place in all of scripture where some bibles have substituted the name Lucifer, yet the name Lucifer (light bearer) does not actually appear in the original Ivriyt (Hebrew). The original Hebrew indicates there is no such name, and further that it is an extrapolation of what may actually be the name of the fallen angel.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, (hey yod lamed lamed) , son of the morning (they include here the Hebrew letters translated as son of the morning), i.e. “yawlal ben shahar“),  how art thou cut down to the ground which didst weaken the nations.
The term reading right to left, of the original Hebrew letters hey, yod, lamed , lamed, can be transliterated h-y-l-l or hell.
The pronunciation however places more vowels yielding heylel. (They explain that the 2 angels Michael and Gabriel, both end with “el”).
(el was used for god – my note). (Thus one could conclude, Heylel, is actually the name of the fallen angel.)
The preface also states that the passge contains another term worthy of discussion, yawlal (which is part of “son of the morning”), Apparently it is not referenced or interpreted in any other English bible, besides the Eth Cepher. It means “howling’ thus this:
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Heylel! son of the howling morning! how are you cut down to ground, which did weaken the nations!”.
 Some further deep insights can be gained by exploring the terms “yachiyd” and “yachad“.
Yachiyd is first referenced in Genesis with respect ot Avraham, when he was instructed to take Yitschaq / Isaac to a mountain to be offered as a burn offering.
“And He said, take now eth-your son, your eth-yachiyd eth-Yitschaq, whom you love, and get you into the land of Moriyah; and offer him there upon one of the mountains as a burnt offering which I will tell you of”. Genesis 22:2
Isaac was not the first born, Ishamel was, but he was nonetheless the yachiyd son of Avraham.(Yachiyd can also refer to daughters). Thus, the yachiyd, is better understood as the beloved child, not necessarily the only or first, begotten.
“For I was my father’s son, tender and only begotten yachiyd, in the sight of my mother”. Proverbs 4:3 (written by Solomon).
Here he says he was the tender and only begotten BELOVED in the sight of his mother, ie her only begotten by David, who had other sons & daughters by other wives. Thus she beloved him as her yachiyd.
In another context, we read:
“And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of a yachiyd, and the end thereof as a bitter day”. Amos 8:10.
Remember Israel was His chosen people, to be a light to all nations and be His bride, then the other nations upon seeing His favour upon them would hopefully desire to also come to Him (even in the Tanakh / OT scripture YHWH made plain plenty of times that His desire was to accept any and all from any and all nations who desired to be joined to Him).
Here’s an accurate rendering of a familiar verse:
“For YAH so loved the world, that He gave His eth-yachiyd, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”. John 3:16.
Now, let’s consider “yachad” and its rich meaning.
Yachad in its application means to BE ONE, or to become one, or to join or to unite. Yet, it appears to be a joining of YAH and echad (one). Thus it means to be joined or  united with YAH.
“neither pray I for these alone, but for them also who shall believe on me throught their word; that they all may be yachad; as  you Father, are in Me, and I in you’ that they also may be yachad in us; that the world may believe that you sent Me. And the glory which you gave Me, I have given them, that they may be yachad even as we are yachad.” John 17: 20-22.
I hope you not only enjoy this sharing of rich insight, but that it blesses you in furthering your comprehension of scripture.
PS: Most ‘bibles’ do not translate YAHUSHA’s words in Matthew 23 correctly. I learned from a very reputable source, that when one looks at the Hebrew Matthew, the error becomes very apparent. In most, when He and the disciples go into the temple, He remarks about the “seat of Moses” which the Pharisees claimed gave them authority in teaching from it, as if Moses was teaching.
The correct rendering instead of “whatever they tell you to keep…” referring to the Pharisees,  found in most bibles, is:
“Then Yahshua spoke to the crowd and His disciples, saying, ” the scribes and the Pharisees have sat down on Moses’ seat, then all things whatever HE (Moses) tells you to keep, keep and do. But do not according to their works, for they talk and do not do”.
He was telling them to keep and do what YHWH inspired Moses, the prophets, and inspired authors of scripture, to write for their instruction, ie the Tanakh as the Jews called the “Old Testament”, the scriptures of His time on earth, and NOT to do what the Pharisees teach. He reinforced His Father’s Word, (He was / is the Word of God who became flesh),  as that to be our (and their) guide, not the teachings of Man (we’re to discern by study, and Holy Spirit instruction,  what others teach.).
I emphasise this requires diligent effort on each one’s part, we’re not to just go to some building and listen to some guy preach, then leave without any effort being expended to discern if it’s truth.
I will try to continue some posting this week on various subjects of interest.

Some Clarifications

As I said, each has to follow his own path as he submits to YHWH to be led by His Spirit, and come to know how to live according to the revelation they come to know, that He reveals in their seeking to grow closer, into a more intimate (daily) relationship with Him, His Son, and His Spirit. I also refer to Paul writing to Colossae wherein he discussed how some follow what they perceive to be a path, honouring to the Father & Christ, others take a different position, but each is not to judge the other, but is to make sure that they are doing HIS will:-)

I wasn’t positing that we should be walking in fear or paranoia, my position is, that YHWH told Paul to write for his generation of believers and all future generations, “brethren I would not have you ignorant (ie unaware, lacking knowledge, “in the dark”)” and also in another place, that they (that generation) were not unaware of the enemy’s devices (tactics, strategies, structures, etc) and my main focus is to raise awareness, like I said in the blog post that Kara reblogged, “Arise O sleepers …” for “the night is far spent” so “put off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light” that we who do so, may be effectively used by the Father and His Son, by His Spirit to overcome the enemy and to win souls that they too may be delivered from the kingdom of darkness and the prince of darkness, and too learn to overcome. We’re in a spiritual war as Paul said in Ephesians 6, the minute we repent, commit our lives to the Kingship of Jesus, we become part of the force opposing the prince of darkness and his kingdom, and he wars against us. He has his methods, tools, modus operandi, and the gamut ranges from lulling everyone into a state of complacency / sleep, to render them ineffective / useless vs him,  to using those still in his kingdom as vehicles with which to attack.

I want to point out that nowadays, when you look at society, you see at least 2 generations brainwashed by the elite thru their minions, to a point of view / agenda that doesn’t believe nor does it know how, to be able to have dialogue with someone of views not conforming to theirs,, doesnt tolerate any “dissenting opinion(s)”, and forcefullly comes against the “dissidents” to crush what they perceive as “wrong views / ideas”.

In our discussion even, of yesterday, all could freely talk and listen without condemnation, without getting upset, angry, or offended, without hurling insults to the other not totally in agreement with ourselves, etc. and instead exhibit respect for the others.

This should be the norm (pun intended LOL).

 

Expanded About Me

About Paul

I was one of the hippy generation. I became adolescent in the late turbulent sixties. I grew disillusioned with that which my mom and dad had tried to instil in me, and decided it was much more fun, and interesting to join most of my friends, and my generation, in the celebration of “free sex, drugs, booze, rock’n’roll, and generally rebellion against the standards of the day. It was several years later I returned like the prodigal son, to my Father in heaven, and knelt in submission to Yeshua His Son, repenting and seeking to begin my journey in Messiah.

Over the last 40 years, like the Israelites of old, I found myself in the wilderness at various times, for varying lengths of time. I would say when I wandered, it was due to not finding what I sought, in the churches, (I tried a number of denominations), along with the lack of power to impact the world like the first believers. I sought and got, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and subsequently was witnessing in jails, on the streets, in coffee houses, playing in Christian groups, (I play guitar), and so on. People in the church thought I was somewhat fanatical and didn’t really relate on the whole, to my (and my siblings’) zeal. Eventually I drifted after the breakup of a home based fellowship I was in, and for close to 20 years was prodigal.

It’s only been the last 10 years, especially the last 5, that I’ve begun in earnest to immerse myself in being tutored by the Holy Spirit, and by others who are following non-traditional paths, that I’ve been growing spiritually.

My preferred study bibles, are the Hebraic Roots Bible – A Literal Translation (from congregation of YHWH), and the Aleph Tav Cepher (from WND online). I like them for translating from the original Hebrew / Aramaic, and in the Cepher’s case, because it includes 87 books not 66. Yahar, Yovheliym, Enoch, all 4 Ezra books, etc., are included. (Yashar is Jasher, Yovheliym is Jubilees). These historical books add much to the comprehension as one STUDIES to show oneself approved.

Awakening

Recently, while conversing with a fellow believer, we discussed the need for a great awakening of people to a state of readiness and watchfulness from their present state of sleep.   Two scriptures came to mind, “Arise O sleeper…” and “the night is far spent, and the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light…”

If there ever was more a time, where most people are asleep and don’t even realise how the day of reckoning is at hand, it’s nowadays. As we see the fulfillment of another passage, that states darkness covers the earth and gross darkness the people. It is imperative to awaken, arise, and put off the darkness, replacing it with the armour of light.

As I think about all the areas that could be addressed, it’s best to begin by saying that one cannot assume that anyone person has it all figured out. It is not a small number of “fronts” upon which mankind is being attacked. The scope of what is happening worldwide is vast. One can only begin by the biblical method of “little by little, line upon line, precept upon precept” to build your understanding of the dire situation we’re living in.

I was reminded of something that may be a good point to raise before getting into details. The question was “Why is it that so many people today are somewhat comatose? Why are they just drifting half asleep completely unaware of the horrible state of things or if aware at all, not bothering to find out why things are the way they are?”

I will start with my story.  I myself started to look into various matters, because I believed that those who were telling me about them, were overly paranoid conspiracy theorists and had become unbalanced in their lives due to obsessing over these “theories.” I wanted to prove to them that they were needlessly concerned over topics that weren’t real, and thus I could help steer them back into “balance” as I saw things to be. Much to my surprise, I found out that I was the one who was wrong, “out to lunch” so to speak, and had been living in blissful ignorance.

Now, some may say, that ignorance of certain things is a good thing, and helps maintain a state of calmness. Relative tranquillity so-to-speak… But YHWH doesn’t agree.  He told Paul to write, “Brethren I would not have you ignorant.” Socrates once said, “Know your enemy.”

First I would like to remind us all, that the manifestations of darkness and its attacks on mankind in our realm of the physical, are just the visible evidences of the war originating in the spirit dimension. We’re told that our battle is “not against flesh and blood, but with the unseen forces.” These forces are that of the other dimension, the spiritual realm- who manipulate, channel, and execute their agenda through deceived men and women.

I started out realising that I wasn’t happy with conventional religion, though I’d been raised in various churches, and even had been involved in house get-togethers, with others who were dissatisfied with conventional religion too.

I will backtrack a bit here to share some of my history. I was as I said, raised in various church environments, my parents were very spiritual, godly, people (not because they went to church but because they lived a spiritual life that few in the churches had experienced). When I was in my mid-teens, I became thoroughly disenchanted with what I saw in “believers” in churches.

I found that the messages/sermons were uninspiring, insipid, and did nothing for me at all. I thus, decided as Paul described, to eat, drink, (and take drugs), and party figuring that was all life was about.

I prided myself that I was at worst an atheist, at best an agnostic. Even when I almost died from a drug overdose of “Speed” (methamphetamine), I didn’t change my mind about my life’s direction.  Instead, I decided to just avoid certain drugs.  As time went on, drug use (pot) declined to the point where I rarely partook of them, as I had an unease in the back of my mind from the aforementioned overdose.

One night I came home, said good night to my mom and dad. I went upstairs to the room I shared with my brother who was already asleep, and was going to do the same myself. Then I became aware of an overpowering evil presence in the room that frankly scared me. It was at that point I decided if those evil spirits were real, then good angels, and God must be real as well. I asked my dad to pray with me, I repented of my rebellion and sin, and immediately I was flooded by a sense of peace and joy.

Over the last 40 years, I’ve made many mistakes, I’ve had my ups and downs, my times in the wilderness (because of my own doing) and also my times of excitement, peace, joy, and experiencing a real sense of God’s love. It’s only been in the last few years that I began to hunger for more.  I no longer wanted to be ignorant, but learned to also keep in perspective, that the prime focus is NOT to be obsessed with the “dark side.”

As I discovered more about the “dark side” and what it was doing, I was reminded that Papa YAHUAH is supreme over all His creation. His one and only begotten Son, Yahshua, has already came in the form of a man, to overcome the worst evil could throw at Him, in order that we who believe, whom are His sons and daughters by repentance and redemption, can also overcome.

I started out investigating various manifestations of the supernatural that seemed to be in evidence in certain ministries. My wife also looked into them. She came to a swift conclusion that they were not manifestations of the Holy Spirit, sooner than I did, as I really wanted to believe that they were.

My brother-in-law, then started sharing with me, that he’d come to understand the matrix we all live in. I want to add, that neither of us had attended church in years. He too had left organised religion, as he told me, one day in church the Holy Spirit spoke to him, and told him this was his last day in church.  When he started describing his findings, I was sceptical but willing to delve into researching his conclusions.

After a few months of research, and the more and more I was confronted with all the evidence.  I resigned to the fact, that he was absolutely correct and I had been wrong.

As I started out saying in this post, there are many facets to the evil agenda being executed upon mankind, but I think it’s important to point out, that despite peoples beliefs and perceptions of personal freedom because they live in a “free” country, or a democracy, THEY ARE NOT FREE!

Here’s the basic foundation of my statement:

In 1933 the countries (US, UK, Canada, Australia, Europe, NZ, etc) were bankrupt due to the bankster manipulated crash of 1929, among other things. What nations call the national debt / deficit, was owed, but most people don’t give a thought to whom it’s owed.

The truth is it’s owed to the globalist bankers. The Rothschilds are the top dog so to speak, but Morgan, Rockefeller, Warburg, Goldman, Sachs, etc; are also (to a lesser degree) part of the “elite” banker group. These own the IMF, World Bank, Bank for International Settlements, and all central banks including the Federal Reserve, as well as controlling Vatican Bank.

In 1933, the gold was confiscated by governments, to pay the banksters. Of course it wasn’t enough. Thus a new form of “collateral” had to be pledged. The result? Now property would be registered, with the governments, giving them legal title, including the registration at birth, of the sons/daughters of the people.

A birth certificate was then issued, BUT NOT FOR THE BIRTH OF THE BABY. It used the name of the baby in all capital letters, so as to deceive the people into thinking it was the baby’s birth certificate, but in reality it was the birth certificate denoting the government/legal creation of a corporation / commercial entity / artificial PERSON.

Then a bond was issued, sort of like a whole life policy bond, for an initial amount (in Canada it was 8 million $), with the value accruing interest at 12.3% per year. The value of these policies is the pledge / collateral for the national debt owed to the global banksters.

When you become 18 and get a SIN / SSN, it’s issued in all capitals (in the name of the PERSON), but most people assume it’s them the living soul. Every government form of ID / licence etc is further entrapment in the matrix. As long as people believe and act like the PERSON is them, the living soul, flesh and blood man or woman, then they are chattel and subject to all the statutes, codes, and regulations (legislations). You see, in 1938, the courts became “Law Merchant” courts, ie: commerce courts, governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, and because PERSONS are corporate entities, they are treated as such.

Thus I came to comprehend with the help of the Holy Spirit, that we’re living in the Revelation 18:1-13, last days Babylon which buys / sells / trades in all “goods” including as verse 13 ends with, “ the bodies and souls of mankind” (in the assumed state of PERSONHOOD).

This is a matrix, but I’ve only touched on one of the three heads of the modern day Cerberus, the 3 headed dog of Greek myth that was at the entrance of Hades. There are 3 city states (independent) which comprise the 3 heads.

First is the Vatican (it’s geographically in Rome, Italy but it’s an independent city state). Second is “The City of London” aka “The Square Mile” located geographically in London England UK, but an independent city state. The third (which most readers may relate to) is Washington DC – again though geographically located on the continental US, it’s a separate city state.

The Vatican is the religious-political head (and it controls the others), the City of London is the financial / economic head, and Washington DC is the military/enforcement head. I realise I’ve possibly overwhelmed some by the length / detail of this post, thus I will let you digest it before talking about solutions or other prongs of the evil being perpetrated today.

I want to close by saying, that if you believe, Yeshua said, “I have spoken these things to you that in Me you may have peace. In the world there will be affliction to you, but take courage I have conquered the world”. This is what I was referring to when I said He came and conquered the worst both the evil forces in the spirit realm, and their minions here on earth, could do.

Kara Pickering’s Post on Yeshua’s Blood & The Mercy Seat / Ark of the Covenant

Amazing Bible Codes, that cannot be duplicated in any other known text, show that Yeshua (Jesus) was real. Was Ron Wyatt correct? Did our Savior’s blood really trickle down the crevice of Golgotha, and cover the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant? Does the Spear of Destiny exist?

via The “ON GOLGOTHA” Bible Code Matrix CONFIRMS: Spear of Destiny, Yeshua’s Sacrifice, and the Blood that trickled down the Crevice onto the Mercy Seat. — prophetictimelines

More Musings in March

I’ve been very busy lately. I still try to find time to feed spiritually from sources I’ve discerned to be the “meat of the Word”.One of these is YouTube’s Now You See TV channel. They always have very interesting guests, and top notch informative topics of discussion. Recent guests have included Dr. William Schnoebelen, Tim Alberino, Dr. Michael Lake and Mary Lou Lake, Gary Wayne, David Carrico, and more.

I didn’t know about Gary Wayne previously, but having watched the show with him on, I learned a great deal. His website is genesis6conspiracy and Gary has read widely including 1 Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher, Epic of Gilgamesh, etc in order to research all the background on topics in scripture that he’s applied himself diligently that he might inform the body of believers and any who care to learn.

I went back and read again some material on the Hebrew cultural referenced in the scriptures in order to better comprehend the contexts of important concepts contained in scripture. It brought to mind again what I’d read in previous reading of the books. One is that the first 5 books, the Torah, aka books of Moses, are in the form of a Hebrew marriage contract wherein YHWH outlines the requirements He expects of the Bride, (in the OT it was a people, but even there non Hebrews could enter by following the procedures) and what He as the groom will perform as His part in the marriage. Of course it was also to show that in the carnal man, no one can fully keep His Torah (marriage requirements), as they continually commit spiritual adultery by not keeping adhering to “you shall not have any other gods before Me’. Man is continually relegating Him to the back seat so to speak, adn thus putting other gods ahead of Him.

YHWH had created laws / procedures / requirements to deal with adultery. These included

a) the groom could put the unfaithful betrothed away – like Joseph thought to do with Mary til he was commanded not to do so

b) he could have her brought up before the people and the Levites to declare her unfaithful – thereupon placing her under the death penatly

c) the other option I recall, is he could offer to pay the price for her unfaithfulness by giving his own life

Do you begin to see how this ties in with His plan to redeem a Bride for His Son? Obviously to reconcile us to Himself and to His Son as Bride, His only begotten Son (the Groom) chose option “c” above.

Another instance is that of “Behold I stand at the door and knock, and if any man hear my voice, open the door and invite me in …”

The groom and his father would go to the house of the bride and her father to commence the marriage contract negotiations. They would knock at the door. The bride’s father would check with her as to whether or not she wanted to proceed, and when she agreed, woud then open the door, invite the groom and his dad in, and they would have ameal (sup) together.This is a shortened version of the procedure.

A third instance, is that of “I came not to abolish / destroy the law, but to fulfill it”.

Yeshua trained under Caiaphas as part of his youthful education. He was quite familiar with rabbinical debate / discussion / apologetical procedure. If during debate between 2 rabbis, of interpretaiton of scripture, one disagreed with the other, believing he was committing error which negated the Law (Torah), he would exclaim, “You’re destroying / abolishing the Law!”. If the other felt instead, that he was expanding the interpretation by adding fuller meaning, he would reply, “I’m not destroying / abolishing the Law, I’m fulfilling it”.

Yeshua then went on to use an example of how He was expanding the message of the Torah. He said, “you’ve heard it said, YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, but I say unto you that whoever looks upon another with lust had already commtted adultery in his/ her heart”. He was bringing another scriptural tenet into the commandment in that we’re told that “Man looks on the outward appearance, but YHWH looks upon the heart.”.

The book which explains a lot of this and more, is by Adam Spears and John Klein, titled, “Devils, Demons, and the Return of the Nephilim”. I would also recommend the book about the difficult sayings of Jesus by David Biven (?).