The State of Us? A Rift in Echad !!!!
(NIV) Deuteronomy 6:13
13 Fear the ‘Lord’ (YHWH: the Name, Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohim) your God (Elohim), serve him only and take your oaths in his name (YHWH). 14 Do not follow other gods (elohim), the gods (elohim) of the peoples around you”.
The message? obedience to One wisdom, a Father’s outstretched hand; the Word of Elohim – a child’s evolution around a loving Father, and that which defines one of two paths, a self-righteous (disobedient child) one or a righteous (obedient child) one: From Adam or YH’shua.
It is by far the most important message ever written in creation, a teaching of salvation in obedience, and one which has been opposed by a third party, he who would attempt to cause a rift between Father and child, that as we look to the history that defines what it is to be set-apart from man-made doctrine, we begin to see why a Judeo-Christian family has been driven to disunity, an ongoing reality: A calling out to seek.
In YHshua’s words:
(NIV) Revelations 3: 14-16
14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea writes: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s (Elohim’s) creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”
In this statement, the story of the prodigal son – who returns to his father’s open arms, proves a much more complex lesson than what most of our denominational leaders teach today. A message that is sounding more and more like a Creator that puts His son (himself) to death, so that our sin may be forgotten in disobedience, an easy ride to salvation, a message that leaves the uninformed follower with the feeling that time is of no consequence, for certainly, they are saved regardless, that though it is not spoken as such – it is what many are teaching; a polarized opposite to that of the original message from Elohim, that of a Hebrew and Aramaic foundation, a teaching of a salvation that is not an open-ended proposition, a Father who says His open arms will close one day: And so we see YHshua, the right hand of Elohim, agreeing above.
This sets the stage for this study – a child that chooses to blindly follow leaders that have and continue to lead many to their own destruction, the equation and product? (Blind followers + Mislead leadership) = (A misguided body); early changes in scripture and doctrine that today have led to more than 36K denominations, with a message bordering on alien to the original Word of Elohim. Why alien? They speak of a different Elohim than the one recorded in the original vernaculars. They speak to what men have defined that Creator to look and act like, and say; a story of the blind leading the blind.
Our True Leader, YHshua HaMashiach, teaches this:
(NIV) John 14:20
21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
From Genesis 1 through Revelations 22, a message of opportunity in choice, but nowhere an excuse for breaking His own Word; in fact, quite the opposite – a truth that may be revealed in us through His set-apart manifestation, something that can only occur by having a relationship with His Word, that which leads to fruit, not a watered down version of same: YHshua, proving the perfect example of the intended walk His Father wants for His children, that of the obedient son.
Let’s take a sample of some of our past histories that we may come to better understand how man’s points of view have confused the original message of Elohim (Judges 2: 8-11); a voyage of many hidden agenda’s, that history says have influenced today’s body of Messiah. An example of a rebellious people that opted to blindly follow man’s rule, that of disobedient leadership – that as we consider that of baals, mithras, the founding of catholicism, trinity and other parallel matters, the intent here is that the Hebrew roots perspective, the original mindset of the writers of the Bible, may open our eyes to the original message of Elohim (YHWH’s message) and not that of a self-righteous man.
What continues here is not a bashing of anyone’s faith, but more a word to the wise…. obedience to mankind is not a scriptural mandate – quite the opposite, obedience to the ONE and only Teacher (the Word of Elohim YHWH) is. In order to accomplish the end goal here we must put aside – if only for now – our religious beliefs and put on our seeker hats, so that as we “seek truth we may find it”; paraphrasing YHshua. (Recommended reading: Rev’s 2 and 3.)
In Revelations 2 – 3 we find our Messiah’s Word offering a window into what he already knew was and would be, a warning that has been with us since Adam, a message that was echoed by the Elohim of ancient times – a repetitive history in man reflected in many scriptural teachings. One such example is the account of a certain prominent King of Israel who learns and teaches what it means to fall away from YHWH (the Word of Elohim), to what he would call worthlessness (vanity in the Hebrew), a breaking of the third commandment: A king that even teaches what the 666 is, a message we are likely not to be taught in today’s church, that which turns an alter call and baptismal into a “I am worthy” experience – that Solomon falls to.
In the Hebrew perspective, “Thou shalt not take my name (YHWH – The Word of Elohim) in vain” means we are not (this is an order) to take Elohim’s Word worthlessly (YHWH and the Word both the manifestation of Elohim, that which identifies our Heavenly Father from others) – where names in Hebrew and Aramaic, the two original languages we get His teachings from, are actual titles, names that offer a part of that manifested message from Elohim (His Word), that when we exclude them (something that occurs with many translations) we are in fact making His Word worthless. Granted, this is not to say we are making all His Word worthless, but I put this to you, even if we make one Word worthless, is that not enough? A precursor to manmade doctrine!!!!
A process of exclusion, such as the opposer hasatan would have, that dating back to about 300 BC we will also learn how so called men of the Word of Elohim allowed these names to be rendered worthless (taken out of scripture). It is from then that we will see the continuance of an assault on the third commandment “thou shalt not take My name in vain” (paraphrasing), one of ten commandments YHshua, the very begotten son of Elohim, defended: As we will learn, names that have even been replaced with horrific titles, that we open a window into how opposer would begin his efforts to replace a message that leads to our salvation.
But there is really good news, the digital revolution we live in is providing a door for true seekers of Elohim’s message, followers that are opening their eyes to the importance of understanding what obedience to His message means, that of His Hebrew perspective, not man’s perspective: History, Archaeology and Anthropology offering a window into man’s workings, that we may set ourselves apart in union only to YHWH’s indelible message, a loving Fathers Word.
In King Solomon’s words:
(NIV) Ecclesiastics 1: 9, 10 & 14….: 9. “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. 10. Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time,” …. And, “ 14. I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless (vanity), a chasing after the wind.” &,
(KJV) Ecclesiastics 2:11….: “Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit (manifestation), and there was no profit under the sun.”
These words introducing the Hebrew roots student to more than meets the eye, that of the fallen man (us), what Solomon calls a repetitive cycle. A King who had been granted the Wisdom of Elohim’s Word, that at the end of his life teaches how self-righteousness in him, indeed in man, leads to vanity and a falling away from Elohim’s wisdom; His Word, YHWH.
A word that even hints at future movements like that of the founding of 4th century catholicism, the reformationists, the evangelicals; in essence, all today that is us, that of a stiff-necked nation – or body if you would: This King was a forefather to YHshua Messiah; the bloodline of Judah.
Solomon’s words do come across as prophetic, especially when we see how they agree with other prophets of Elohim, their warning? to beware of earthly leaders.
In Isaiah’s words:
(NIV) Isaiah 3:14 “The Lord (YHWH, the Word) enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses.”
And as we see here, no different to Solomon realizing that his self-righteousness has lead him and Israel away from the Word of Elohim (YHWH), that we are reminded again to not put our trust in man’s word, especially in man’s rule; this a reflection of our choices even today: The end-product of these choices? Israel split into separate kingdoms (a rift in Echad /disunity), each at odds with each. Sound familiar to the Israel of “us” today, the common denominator? the replacement of YHWH’s intended Word through man’s word (doctrine /religion), that of self-rule.
In Samuel’s account we learn:
(NIV) 1 Samuel 8:1, 4, 6, & 19
“1. When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders. 4. So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. 6. But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed (meditated in) to the Lord (YHWH, the Word) 19. But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us.”
That we see the beginning of what today we coin replacement theology, that of a new word, as such, that of a new elohim; a child that has turned away from their Father’s Word.
That YHshua also warned:
(NIV) John 14:6
6 Jesus answered, (YHshua answered) “I (the Word) am (is) the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father (Elohim) except through me (YH’s salvation – the Word).
Which leads us to today – where many are being taught salvation is as easy as an alter call and so called worship sessions on Sunday – an automatic open door to the Father’s forgiveness. In the original vernacular, the Word of the Father tells us that this approach is very far from His truth, yet we live with absolute conviction that what man has taught us is what Elohim intended: A false sense of salvation.
As we will learn, Hebrew and Aramaic names are a part of an intended message that if taken out will change the intended message, words in and of themselves that hold a part of a full message, words that in translations have been altered to satisfy man’s points of view, doctrine, what history conclusively tells us occurred through our acceptance of cultural drivers that in time allowed slow integration into pagan concepts and beleifs, an off shoot of a falling to the nations our Elohim warned Israel not to do. These early changes to names would lead to an open door to false traditions or doctrine, the same traditions we see our Messiah confronting while here on earth.
The Message in YHshua’s verse above?
No one can come to the Father’s forgiveness if not through His Word (YH’s Salvation), a Word that his son manifests in name (YHshua) and action; he who tells us to follow his example and one day do even greater things, this in contrast to our histories (man’s word), a road-map to certain destruction – a matter of choice: That we set off to break YH’s commandments, what YHshua himself defended as truth.
1. Thou shall not have any other elohim before me, in the heavens, under the sea, or on LAND; 2. Thou shall not bow to ANY graven image (means any image we make folks!!!! – regardless what we decide it is); and 3. Thou shall not take my name in vain (worthless). (Paraphrasing)
In time, history proves this very thing occurs, where some would add and others take from the original Word of Elohim, hidden truths this study hopes to point to; that of a new messiah that is foreign to the Hebrew YHshua, a man g-d that speaks to himself (he being the father the son and the so called holy-ghost in one), one that many denominations today bow to and one whose true name has been replaced, rendered worthless. Let’s learn more on this.
I know for some this can be very difficult to read, however, we must remember that “a conclusion can never be conclusive until it has not been confirmed to its fullest”, at times a very uncomfortable reality. The end goal always to honor our Heavenly Father that humility must persevere: If not, then are we not more concerned about ourselves than Him?
(NIV) Psalm 37:34
“Hope in (YHWH, the Word) the Lord and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.”
As history will prove here, the founding of what would eventually become modern Christianity proves saturated by cultural drivers, men-driven concepts, noted pagan religions /deities, and ultimately the redefining of the Elohim of Christianity; derivatives of man-made pagan concepts; doctrine. These things boasting the greatest assault on Elohim, that for example, even the very nature of our Creator’s identity would move from plural to singular, a reflection of the times: Let’s elaborate with a sample of what we will be covering in the following pages.
First Century Challenges to “The Way”
By the time of Paul, Greek cultural influences that had existed alongside Israel from 1700 BC forward, would make his evolving ministry susceptible to same, pressures such as men g-ds and triune deities, influences that would later become evident in Catholicism and modern Christianity.
Here is an example of what Paul faced: Apollo’s, a man discipled by the heads of the Congregation of Corinth in Ephesus, named after that of the Greek man-deity, the greek g-d Apollo’s? But why would it matter, the argument, he was a devout Christian. No doubt they would be correct, but that is not the point, the important connection here is how deeply imbedded Greek myths were throughout areas where YHshua’s followers lived and served: Traces of Greek mythology that can be found within the evolving congregations.
Apollo’s was born in Alexandria Egypt, areas that were heavily influenced by pagan theocracies such a Greek mythology, triune deities and others we will cover here; pagan influences that a growing Christian leadership would have been exposed to since childhood. Here is another interesting fact, the pro-trinitarian vote at the Council of Nicaea (325AD) was championed by Athanasius and Alexander, also from Alexandria, Egypt.
The outcome? the disciple Apollo’s would eventually become a contemporary of Paul’s, who in his writings is constantly trying to bring congregations back in line with YHshua’s original ministry. That said, Apollo’s was one of those that had to be brought into correction. We can argue that a born again person would relinquish their prior beliefs, but recorded history tells us that it was not as easy as what we would think. In the case of Apollo’s, Priscilla and Aquila, his teachers, might agree:
(NIV) Acts 18:26.
“When Priscilla and Aquila heard him (Apollo’s), they took him aside and explained to him the way of God (Elohim) more adequately.”
And what do we learn from this? Apollo’s was not teaching as Paul had subscribed, he was not baptizing his converts in Messiah’s name. Here is another occurrence, Paul is despondent at the teaching at the congregation of Laodicea, were followers were suggesting that he and Apollo’s were man deities.
These and other evolving pagan influences, realities that Paul and other apostles faced, and likely the reason we see his many supplication letters to the congregations, influences that were clearly affecting Messiah’s teachings, indeed his ministry; a trend that would prove a later opportunity for political leaders such as Constantine (the facilitator of Catholicism) to unite a government of the world, not of the Word: As we will learn, the evolution of new doctrines within the early congregations.
Paul Expounds Further
(NIV) 1 Corinthians 3: 2 -4.
2. “I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 3. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? 4. For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollo’s,” are you not mere human beings?”
That here Paul warns how an early body of Messiah would began to integrate deeply embedded mythology history tells us existed, the culture of the day, that of a people that would not stop wanting to follow men deities (singular g-ds) such as those in Greek mythology, a slow and methodical move away from that of a plural Elohim to that of a man g-d, a singular entity; a challenge to Elohim’s Father – son relationship, that of the true oneness (Echad) of Elohim, a plural, not singular Creator – as we will see: (Gen. 1:26, 3:22 and elsewhere).
It is this Paul who frequently had to stop Jews and gentiles from raising him to the status of a man g-d, such as zeus, apollo’s, cronos: A process which lead many first century Christian congregations to extra Biblical doctrine, such as that which we see in Catholicism today; that of the deification of men and idols, that we end our introduction and leap right into Part 2. May YHWH be blessed in all our works.
Shalom my friends, in YHshua, Amein.
Copyright © Ramiro Casas 2013
The State of Us? A Rift in Echad !!!!
Edited and Proofread by an anonymous child of YHWH
The Founding of the Catholic Church.
The name of the government was Rome and the name of the leader was Constantine, and the name of the religion would become The Roman catholic church: An example of what man’s self-rule proves.
The time frame is 325 AD and a growing Christian movement had quickly evolved to meet the same definition of us today. That in just 240 short years after the apostle John’s death (the last known apostle to live), we followers of YHshua Messiah had already proven to be a broken body, a reflection of what was and is to come with more than 36K denominations today, that the Council of Nicaea convened.
The threat? A final effort to change an original Messianic movement, indeed the identity of Messiah himself, that we are reminded of Solomon who expounded 1300 years prior to the Council, at what he defined an ongoing problem in man, the “what was is” statement – implying that what was would be again, that of the self-righteous man. It was then that the Ecumenical Council of Nicaea would prove a prophetic word from Solomon: A time when YHshua’s original teaching would be challenged more than any other time since his ascension.
Seeing the opportunity to unite his newly formed government, Constantine welcomed a fragmented Christian movement which had spread like wild-fire, a political move to provide stability in new governance, the timing perfect to take and continue to mold the apostle’s original works into what he and the early catholic movement wanted.
While this was occurring, history also tells us that Constantine was not yet a Christian, that in addition to uniting a new Government, he was also likely to have opted for Christianity due to its similarities to his suspected belief system, that of the mithras religion, with their sun deity sol invictus; a product of Greek and Roman mythology.
In contrast, we see the same sort of occurrences in ancient, middle and early Israel, who also fell to the influence of other religions and baals. This is a reality that Paul must have had present in his thoughts as he wrote that letter to Laodicea; that of some elevating him and Apollo’s to that of a deity!!!! Pieces of an ongoing puzzle that continue to come together – or should we say, fall apart.
It was during the first Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, in 325 AD, that an evolving Christian movement would prove to come under man’s rule, and no different to the Israel in Tanahk (O.T.) that Christianity’s new foundation would be laid; another chapter in following man blindly.
Soon after this, persecution ensued with anything but trinity to mark many as heretics to be burnt at the stake; non and middle trinity arguments slowly becoming marginalized: And as YHWH warned through Samuel, the heavy yoke of man’s rule.
The Messiah foretold these things:
(NIV) Matthew 7:15
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Also,
(NIV) 1 John 4:1
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit (manifestation / fruit in man), but test the spirits (manifestations /fruits of men) to see whether they are from God (Elohim), because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” And,
(NIV) Luke 21:8
He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them.”!!!! …. Let’s begin to connect the dots:
baal or l-rd sol invictus Coin saint Peter
(With head halo) (With head halo) (With head halo)
(14 -12th BC) (3rd century BC) (Modern catholic rendition)
Have you ever wondered why the catholic church incorporated images of so-called saints as deities? Please look at the order of deification of images above, a baal figurine, a coin of sol invictus, and finally a deified Peter: A steady progression away from the Hebrew Creator, a reality that has been with man since Adam. The pictures above just a small sample of a falling away from Elohim’s original Word.
Halo’s symbolize deities!!!!
Do these images look like men g-ds to you? Do they look like anything YHshua would have agreed to follow? Even more, would this be sanctioned by YHWH?
In ONE WORD NO, not according to His original Word, it flies in the face of Elohim’s first, second and third commandments; and to be sure, the ten commandments Messiah YHshua defended. Does this not bring us closer to seeing Solomon’s awakening to the self-righteous or vain man, that of the anti-Christ, that of the 666? The Martin Luther’s reformation movement of the 1400’s AD would agree with Solomon, a platform Martin Luther used to denounce catholic clergy as anti-Christ.
Would it surprise you to know that Constantine was not baptized until right before his death? Historians believe his cousin, Eusebius of Nicomedia (a non-trinitarian bishop) baptized him on his death bed. Would it surprise you to know the sun deity sol invictus was worshipped by Constantine’s troops? So, who would their leader be worshipping?
This is the same Constantine that changed our Messiah’s Sabbath day, that which his original followers kept, to a SUNday. Why a SUNday? This was the day of the sun deity (Sol = Sun) sol invictus.
Truth always be said, even our weekdays are named after pagan deities (i.e. thursday = the Germanic deity thur): Let’s pause here to research this matter; a quick online search of these topics will prove the point. If you don’t have access to the internet, a public library can serve the same purpose, but please investigate.
If researched, by now, we have to have come to the conclusion that history does not lie, sadly so. The next and obvious question must then be, “why is it that our leaders continue to teach us a foundation that history proves is not Messiah’s?” Are they above the Jewish Messiah? A non-judgmental observation would likely conclude this is a case of the blind leading the blind, a lesson to be had for all we hope.
Messiah YHshua would be very happy to know we are seeking that we may find “the Word of Elohim” not “man’s word of Elohim.”
Our history a tool to identifying man made doctrine that we may know what is of man and in that what is not of Elohim; always remembering, man made doctrine twists the letter of the Word to suite its needs!!!!
Are you ready for another verifiable fact? Most all 36K plus Judeo-Christian denominations have their founding in catholic church doctrine; but wait, “do you mean the one we modern Christians broke away from in the mid 1400’s?” Let’s pause and think on this.
Do we today continue to worship on Sunday’s? do we see our Heavenly Father as a trinity? do we love easter and christmas? Here is the verifiable truth, we as Christians follow all these pagan imprints and feasts, all derivatives of an early catholic church. There can be no excuse for anyone except one, I am going to play ignorant and not seek these matter out. That being the likely case we must stop again and think again, can not the Creator of the universe read our deepest thoughts? You bet, He can!!!!
So many of us simply do not want to know the details, we know the possibilities but we just prefer not investigate – thinking, “what I have not confirmed is sufficient for salvation.” Solomon would define this as that of a self-serving man, we know because this is what he lived, this is what he shares with us, this is also what YHWH knows.
Here is another difficult question we in modern Christianity do not care to investigate. Is it possible that we are following a history that began and even continues with an underlying hatred for all things Jewish?
History proves (please research!!!!) that in addition to incorporating man-deities and images, the founders of Catholicism were anti-Zionists (Jew haters); which begs the question, did they forget their Messiah was 100% Jewish, a Hebrew? When was the last time you heard a teacher preaching “YHshua was a Jew” from the podium? Very seldom right? Should this not be a huge red flag? Should it not be cause for serious concern to anyone who loves Messiah?
The historical evidence presented here (again please research it!!!!) proves the founders of the Catholic Church would opt to agree to replace the Shabbat (YHshua is the master of the Sabbath) with SUNday, a sol-invictus day of worship! These realities, plus others, would prove the beginning of a new faith that would eventually define that of replacement theology, a lie so many of us are caught in – blindly living: Out with the old and in with the new!!!!
As shared, what is being brought up here is accessible information to anyone who cares to know, yet taboo in our congregations? And for those that say, what is the big deal with all this, we still love Messiah; then should not the real question be, which messiah do I love? that we must remember what Solomon’s example of the self-righteous man looks like, stopping and thinking, are we truly liking our ignorance? A decision for status quo is exactly what Messiah meant by “you are neither hot nor cold, …..” (Paraphrasing): Need we read the second part of that? Just in case, it has to do with spitting something out.
Elohim’s Word does not change in time – ours do; changes that have and continue to hurt our Heavenly Father’s intended message to us, His children. Even more so, a Father’s Messiah that gave all of him that we may be in HIM, indeed, in His Father’s WORD. As we will continue to prove, this Messiah was the Jewish Messiah, not the Greek messiah; that a so called new covenant belief was fed by hatred for anything that was Jewish, the new mindset? Out with the Jews and in with the Christian, something that would evolve into today’s concept of supersessionism (out with the old covenant and in with the new covenant): What a blessing to see more and more of us are proving to be on the side of YHWH and not man.
In short, historians agree that the pagan-loving-Jew-hating Constantine, and the (200+) Bishops who gathered for the First Ecumenical Council in 325 AD, wanted Judaism out of their new founded religion, what they and their proven paganism would define as the new body of Messiah; a new order that would also change YHWH’s 7th day of rest (the 4th commandment given by Elohim) labeling it an offense punishable even by death – OUR MESSIAH’S SHABBAT?: If you have decided to investigated this (hope so) then you will never again have to wonder why we modern Christians gather on a Sunday: Constantine ordered it!!!!
The prophets warned this would equate to nothing less than the blind leading the blind!
If while researching you are looking to non-biased historic sources, this is what your research will tell you. Easter is nothing less than a pagan feast that Constantine, as others in his day, are believed to have celebrated (the feast of ashtoreth). An ancient feast, it derives from the same deity Solomon fell to, a fertility g-dess called ashtoreth; an assault on the Jewish First Fruits feast. See the anti-Zionism? a time of the year when our Jewish Messiah is known to have been offered as a sacrifice: Hebrew feasts that have been replaced with pagan feasts.
Have you ever heard how fertile bunny rabbits are? This the reason we see the bunny as a symbol of easter, a representation of the celebrated fertility of ashtoreth, what represents another horrible slap to our heavenly Father’s intended message to us. All verifiable!!!!
The truth is we in Christianity today have replaced the original First Fruits, Passover feasts of Messiah, with a day that was used to celebrate a pagan g-dess of fertility, this as a result of blindly following our leaders. What is saddest, is how this is defended tooth and nail by us loving pious servants of Messiah. If this does not move us what will? If this does not equate to a slap to our sacrificial lamb, what does!!!! I know that sounds harsh, but please understand, that is what we are doing my friends.
How can we be so self-centered that we excuse these verifiable (historical!!!!) truths as trivial, followers of Messiah that celebrate a pagan deity in place of our sacrificial lamb? Christmas is another proven pagan replacement practice, that of YHshua’s birth? But boy don’t we love it!!!! arguing, there is no harm in a bunny rabbit or yuletides, “don’t be ridiculous”: (Please look these topics up!!!!).
While presenting these facts, which again are recorded history, people say, “this is not an attempt to replace our l-rd’s (baal’s) history, that stuff is old covenant, we are celebrating Jesus (“Iesous”) the new covenant”: That we see a reflection of what Solomon and the prophets said… that of men following men, something that should not surprise anyone – for we have chosen to let them.
What we do know is YH warns teachers will be held to a much higher account, those that we blindly continue to follow, but he also warns that each of us, individually, have to face judgment one day. In the case of Constantine and the founders of catholicism, they continue to mislead YHshua’s flock and the flock continues to blindly follow; a perfect definition of the blind following the blind.
In part 3 we will be taking a closer look at the product of men, that which was adopted by the catholic church, that which continues to define replacement theology: Should we not forget, there is an entity that is trying everything it can to replace all that is YHWH’s original message of an inner temple, with what is called the holy church.
Shalom my friends, in YHshua, Amein.
Copyright © Ramiro Casas 2013
The State of Us? A Rift in Echad !!!!
Edited and Proofread by an anonymous child of YHWH
The Trinity (The Council of Nicaea, 325 AD.)
Let’s answer these questions then expound:
Who headed the choice for trinity when adopted? Alexander of Alexandria (who represented Athanasius) was the head Bishop for the trinitarian argument…. He and his followers voted for trinity.
Where was Alexander and Athanasius from? Alexandria, Egypt: Areas heavily influenced by trinitarian religions as archeology proves.
Who tried to counter the Trinity vote that day? Eusebius of Caesarea was one of two head Bishops in opposition to the trinity vote…. Under extreme scrutiny he and his followers gave in to the opposition, voting for trinity.
Where was Eusebius raised? (Was raised in Caesarea Maritimus, North of Jerusalem, by the Mediterranean Sea): Area was influenced by YHshua’s Movement. It was there where Peter baptized Cornelius, the Roman Centurion.
Concepts that evolved from a plural Creator (Elohim), that we see the closest argument to Elohim’s true manifested self (g-d head) is that of non-trinity; that we see above Eusebius and Nicodemus of Cesarea (the non-Trinitarians) coming from areas strongly influenced by YHshua’s teachings, this in contrast to Athanasius and Alexander of Alexandria (the trinitarians) who came from Egypt, areas that history proves were heavily influenced by trinitarian type religions /deities…. a coincidence? likely not.
We should remember, regardless of the Council’s vote for trinity – a much deeper sentiment existed among these founders of catholicism, most of them haters of the Jewish people. It’s an irony really, for again, the founders of their faith were all Jews – and their leader also a Jew: the true YHshua Messiah hated? How horrible!!!! How inconspicuously widespread even today, the act of turning Him into a Roman /Greek subject proving that argument: Catholicism only a reflection of our pasts.
This history of us falling to our own devices began with Adam and Eve, that from there forward (~ 2000 years) we find an Israel that had actually brought themselves into bondage for 430 years. Many argue that is not what Charleston Heston’s Ten Commandments movie says, they were slaves! but Bible accounts and history tell us it was another kind of bondage, choice, which lead them away from the Word of Elohim and to that of other elohim, cultural deities. The same sort of story we all live, the human condition. Again, “tell me who you hang with and I’ll tell you who you are”: A falling away.
After Israel’s exodus from bondage (their repenting and baptismal), and during the next 42 years, Moses is seen acting to try to bring a stiff-necked nation of Israel under law (a lesson in obedience); that of 613 misvah’s that essentially became an extension of the Ten Commandments (the heavy yolk).
Here a stiff-necked nation continued in disobedience to Elohim’s counsel, falling to foreign marriages and eventually to foreign cultures and their deities, all their doing. And again, a slow progression away from the Word – that we come to the story of the Kings (~1000 BC); a period in the evolving story of Israel that most dramatically highlights this falling, our next point of departure.
“According to biblical tradition, the region known as Samaria was captured by the Israelites from the Canaanites and was assigned to the Tribe of Joseph. After the death of King Solomon (c.931 BC) the northern tribes, including those of Samaria, separated from the southern tribes and established the separate kingdom of Israel. Initially its capital was at Tirzah until the time of king Omri (c.884 BC), who built the city Shomeron (Samaria) and established it as its capital.”
See, “The Mesha Stele” online, for mention of King Omri (1 Kings 16:25).
It was not until Hoshea, the 19th King of N. Israel (771 -772 BC) that the Assyrians took the Northern kingdom (10 Tribes of Ephraim) into captivity, similar to that of Israel – prior to their bondage in Egypt, each captivity or bondage preceded by Israel’s disobedience to the Word of Elohim, YHWH.
The Southern kingdom was Judah and also had 19 Kings (counted from after Solomon), these were later led into captivity or bondage (for 70 years) by King Nebuchadnezzar of the Babylonians; also cause and effect of disobedience to the Word of Elohim, YHWH: Starting to see a trend?
“The region was conquered by the Assyrians in c. 722 BC, and reportedly much of its population was taken into captivity and deported. In AD 6 the region became part of the Roman province of Judaea, after the death of King Herod the Great.” End Quote.
The evidence above (also multiple archaeological proof) agreeing with the scriptural account of how the 10 Northern Tribes of Israel faced constant attackers and eventually taken (their leadership) into Assyrian and also other rule /bondage (enculturated): Again, bondage and captivity clearly forming an image of a disobedient /stiff-necked child. From this point forward the name of the Northern tribes changing from Israel to Samaria; their assimilation by Assyrian culture.
The Southern Tribes of Judah and Benjamin falling to Babylonian captivity some 150 years after the northern tribes, also because of disobedience to Elohim’s Word.
It was shortly after the return of Judah from Babylonian captivity (70 years) that we see Israel becoming Hellenized (Greek Mythology), leading to the replacement of the Tetragrammaton YHWH with adonai (baal) (a Hebrew scripture translation to koine-Greek), eventually translated to l-rd (also baal): A methodic replacement of the set-apart names and Word of YHWH, a continuous story of a disobedient child. (More on this in a bit).
Now that we know more about how things progressed for YH’s people, we can truly begin to define our topic of trinity; we must understand our pasts if we are to identify our present, that we begin to see a connection between that of then and now, that of self-serving leaders and their followers proving YHWH’s prophets true. The outcome? Israel would fall to pagan customs, a turning away from YHWH (the Word) that would continue into future translations, such as that of the first catholic cannon (first Bible in book form): Doctrine now taking full advantage of these small changes made to the set-apart Word of YHWH.
It’s in our histories that we learn disobedience to YHWH (the WORD of Elohim) has lead to replacement of the original tone and texture of His Word, something that has continued into modern Bibles; and again, what has produced varied doctrine: The more than 36K denominations we see today.
Here is where the importance of Hebrew Concordances and Lexicons come into play. A topic for true followers of the Word of Elohim, that the question should be raised, “are we true followers of our Creator’s Word today?” Or have we fallen to believing man’s doctrines over our Creator’s Word.
This is what we know, the Hebrew and Aramaic writings of the Bible preceded all other translations, a statement that one needs to thoroughly consider. Some experts argue that the scrolls of Luke, Mark and Mathew were originally written in koine-Greek, regardless, what we know is that Greek translations of Tanahk (OT) had already began from as early as 300 BC, as in the case of the koine-Greek Septuagint, which lead to the replacement of YHWH: That the flag again is raised, that of an evolving Greek influence in Judeo-Christian tone and texture (scripture being lead by doctrine).
From the recently found (1946) Dead Sea scrolls, we now know that about 95% of our modern Bibles are faithful to the oldest known archives of the Hebrew and Aramaic texts. The issue is, what then of the other ~5%: Here is where doctrine has seeped into YHWH’s truth. Let’s learn what history says on the manner this evolves.
In the posted pictures below, a 4th century daughter of zeus, is what coined the term Hellenization of the Jews, this sometime around 360 BC (Alexander the great), that shortly thereafter we see the replacement of the Tetragrammaton YHWH in the Greek Septuagint: The point? culture affects all levels of its civilization, especially belief systems, something that must be taken into account if we are to set a line of demarcation to when scripture began to see changes; that we may identify and correct those changes through Concordances and Lexicons /Hebrew to English (here is one source you can use: http://www.eliyah.com/lexicon.html).
Greek Mythology, the Hellenization of Jewish Elite.
Helen of Troy, daughter of Zeus red-figure krater, c. 450–430 BC (Paris, Louvre)
Now, let’s go back to when the King of Persia, Cyrus the Mede, freed Judah from their 70 years of Babylonian captivity (~450 BC), that shortly after this we begin to see the Hellenization of the Jews, a time concurrent to the writing of the koine-Greek Septuagint; and again, that of the worthless rendering of His name by Jewish elite /scribes (likely the Pharisees). A period of time which is seldom ever mentioned by Judeo Christian lecturers, that of between 400BC and first century AD, the places? all of the older Canaan territories, mostly North of Jerusalem.
A refresher, Samaria is where in 772 BC the Northern Tribes of Israel had suffered the captivity and enculturation of the Assyrians (also credited with language shift for many, from Hebrew to Aramaic); areas heavenly influenced by varied mythologies, especially that of the Greek.
These are the areas the apostle Paul and others would have ministered in (between 1 AD to ~96 AD) Peter and others going east. It is especially in the Northern areas of Jerusalem, up to Turkey, that we see a very guarded group of apostles, that as set-apart Jews and followers of Messiah they would have been downright zealous in their protection of their own written accounts, and as their own written accounts prove, and as most scholars agree, accounts that were written in original Hebrew and Aramaic; the same sort of zealousness the 4th century BC Essenes – who are credited for being the guardians of the oldest Tanahk scrolls ever recorded, would have had.
As children these apostles are highly likely to have been taught in the Tanahk (OT), the first writings, that fisherman or tax collector alike would have been well versed in scripture. What we don’t know is if they were taught from a translation of the original koine-Greek Septuagint; if so, the Tetragrammaton and other word play would have already been taken out in that scripture (a koine-Greek back to Hebrew and Aramaic translation).
By all accounts this possibility is highly probable, where quite frequently we see our Messiah correcting them, and so too the Sanhedrin (the Jewish Elite), this showing that what they learned in the newer translations of their day had likely lent itself to a developing false doctrine to work it’s way into YHWH’s people. As well, in the only Biblical account of YHshua reading from scripture, he is seen placing it down – as to say, let me speak the truth to you. It was in those days that a Hebrew /Aramaic translation of the first koine-Greek Septuagint translation, of ancient text, was likely used; a thesis in the works.
To recap on the Northern tribes, most scholars today agree that after 722 BC (N. Israel’s disbanding by Assyria) Israel had continued living in those same areas north of Jerusalem, some in the south but most all in the north: These are the areas the apostle Paul would have preached in.
It is this Paul that comes from a strong Hebrew /Torah background, cultural norms which included Tanahk teachings that the lost Northern Tribes of Israel would have likely connected with, and regardless of years past. How do we know this is possible? Modern anthropology has found evidence of cultures, that though integrated by others have kept traces of their original beliefs more than 1,000 years after assimilation.
By the time of Paul, the Northern Tribes had, throughout the prior 800 years, systematically been assimilated by nations like Assyria, Babylon and Rome, that by his time these areas had been saturated with multiple religions and deities, especially that of Roman and Greek mythology, including trinitarian deities, and as Paul would share, something that had become a serious impediment to his ministry; this true within congregations he and his disciples founded.
Below, historian S. H. Hooke, tells us in detail, of ancient Samarian Trinitarian deities:
He says: “Anu was the primary god (eloah) of heaven, the father, and the King of Kings. Enlil, the “wind-god” was the god (eloah) of the earth. He was also a creator God (eloah). Enki was the god (eloah) of waters and the lord (baal) of wisdom (15-18). This was highest Samarian trinity. A lesser trinity “was composed of Sin, the moon-god (eloah), Shamash, the sun-god (eloah), and. . .hadad, the storm-god (eloah).” (19). The historian H. W. F. Saggs explains that the Babylonian triad consisted of three gods (elohim) of roughly equal rank. Their “inter-relationship is of the essence of their natures.”
This is exactly what YHWH had warned Israel to not fall too, but Israel did not listen, then as now!!!! Yet YH’s Grace continues: Let’s explore some more.
More on our history (Extra credit): (Corrections to Hebrew bolded)
The Rabbi’s deep voice echoes through the dusk “Hear O Israel, the Lord (YHWH) your God (Elohim) is One (Echad).” What a far cry that is from Judah’s offspring, Christianity, and her belief in the trinity.
While the majority of the Christian world agree with Jaroslav Pelikan’s concept that to be a part of the church in its broadest sense one must believe in the trinity (History of Theology xvi), many historians and Bible scholars agree that the Trinity of Christianity owes more to Greek Philosophy and pagan polytheism than to the monotheism of the Jew and the Jewish Jesus (YHshua).
Records of early Mesopotamian and Mediterranean civilizations show a polytheistic religion, though many scholars believe that earliest man was monotheistic. Rev. Alexander Hislop devotes several chapters of his book The Two Babylon’s to showing how this original belief in one God (Elohim) was replaced by the triads of paganism which were eventually absorbed into Catholic Church dogmas. An Egyptologist, Erick Hornung, refutes the original monotheism of Egypt: “Monotheism is . . . a phenomenon restricted to the wisdom texts,” dated between 2,600 and 2,530 BC (50-51), but there is no question that ancient man believed in a “sole and omnipotent Deity (Elohim) who created all things” (Hislop, 14) at one time; and in a multitude of gods (elohim) at a later point. Nor is there any doubt that the most common grouping of gods (elohim) was a triad; usually Father, Mother, and Child.
Most of ancient theology is lost under the sands of time. However, recent archaeological expeditions in ancient Mesopotamia have uncovered the fascinating culture of the Sumerians, which flourished over 4,000 years ago. Though Samaria was conquered by Assyria, and later Babylon: her gods (elohim) lived on in the cultures of those who conquered. The historian S.H. Hooke tells us in detail of the ancient Sumerian trinity: Anu was the primary god (eloah) of heaven, the father, and the King of Kings. enlil, the “wind-god (eloah) ” was the god (eloah) of the earth. He was also a creator God (elohim). Enki was the god (eloah) of waters and the lord (baal) of wisdom (15-18). This was highest Sumerian trinity. A lesser trinity “was composed of Sin, the moon-god (eloah), Shamash, the sun-god (eloah), and. . .hadad, the storm-god (eloah).” (19). The historian H. W. F. Saggs explains that the Babylonian triad consisted of three gods (elohim) of roughly equal rank. Their “inter-relationship is of the essence of their natures.”
Is this positive proof that the Christian trinity descended from the ancient Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian triads? No. However, Hislop furthers the comparison: “In the unity of that One, Only God (elohim) of the Babylonians there were three persons, and to symbolize that doctrine of the trinity they employed…the equilateral triangle, just as it is well known the Romish Church does at this day.” (16)
Egypt’s history is nearly as old as Sumeria’s. In his Egyptian Myths, George Hart shows how Egypt also believed in a “transcendental, above creation, and preexisting” one, the god (eloah) Amun. Amun was really three gods (elohim) in one. Re was his face; Ptah his body; and Amun his hidden identity (24) (Just a reminder, Alexander who won the trinitarian argument at the Council of Nicaea grew up in Egypt.. this example of Re, Ptah and Amun is exactly what trinity is.). The well-known historian Will Durant concurs: “In later days Ra [sic], Amon [sic], and Ptah were combined as three embodiments or aspects of one supreme and triune deity.” (Our Oriental Heritage, 201) A hymn to Amun written in the 14th century BC distinguishes the Egyptian trinity: “All Gods (elohim) are three: Amun, Re, Ptah: they have no equal. His name is hidden as Amun, he is Re before [men], and his body is Ptah.” (Hornung, 219)
Is this positive proof that the Christian trinity descended from the ancient Egyptian triads? No. However, Durant submits that “from Egypt came the idea of a divine trinity…” (Caesar and Christ, 595). Laing agrees when he says that “it is probable that the worship of the Egyptian triad Isis, Serapis, and the child Horus helped to familiarize the ancients with the idea of a triune God (elohim) and was not without influence in the formulation of the doctrine of the trinity as set forth in the Nicene and Athanasian creeds.” The Encyclopedia of Religions goes even farther when it states that as Christianity “came in contact with the triune gods (elohim) of Egypt and the Near East, it developed a trinity of its own.”
Though famous, these were not the only trinities early Christians were exposed to. Jesse Benedict Carter tells us of the Etruscans; a group that appear to have originated in Babylon. As they slowly passed through Greece and went on to Rome, they brought with them their trinity of Tinia, Uni, and Menerva (16-19). This trinity was a “new idea to the Romans,” and yet it became so “typical of Rome [that] it was imitated in the Capitola of Italy. . . (26)” Even the names of the Roman trinity: Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva, reflect the ancestry. Is this positive proof that the Christian trinity descended from the Etruscan and Roman triads? No. However, Dr. Gordon Laing convincingly devotes his entire book Survivals of the Roman Gods (elohim) to the comparison of Roman Paganism and the Roman Catholic Church. Pelikan adds to Laing’s work when he states that the early church fathers used and cited the Roman Sibylline Oracles so much that these were called “Sibyllists” by the 2nd century critic Celsus.
There was even a medieval hymn, “Dies irae” which prophesied the coming of the day of wrath on the “dual authority of David and the Sibyl.” (Emergence of the Catholic Tradition 64-65). The attitude of the church toward paganism is best summed up in Gregory the Great’s words to a missionary “you must not interfere with any traditional belief or religious observance that can be harmonized with Christianity” (qtd. in Laing 130).
Judaism is strongly monotheistic with no hint of a trinity. The Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) is filled with scriptures such as “the Lord (YHWH) your God (Elohim) is One (Echad)“, “I am the Lord (YHWH). . . and my glory I will not give to another”, “thou shalt have no other gods (elohim) before me”. Even though “Word” “Spirit” “Presence” and “Wisdom” are used as personifications of God (Elohim), Biblical scholars agree that the Trinity is neither mentioned nor intended by the authors of the Old Testament.
We can conclude without much difficulty that the trinity dogma did not come from Judaism. Nor did Jesus (YHshua) speak of a trinity. The message of Jesus (YHshua) was of the coming kingdom; it was a message of love and forgiveness.
Nowhere in the Bible is the Trinity mentioned. The word “trinity”, and the words in the Nicene Creed “hypostasis,” and “ousis” are not biblical. Pelikan concurs when he adds that one of the most widely accepted conclusions of the 19th century history of dogma was the thesis that the dogma of the trinity was not an explicit doctrine of the New Testament, still less of the Old Testament but evolved from New Testament times to the fourth century. (History of Theology, 134)
The Author here goes on to Summarize (Please follow source link for full report):
If the Trinity did not originate with the Bible, where did it come from? To find the origins of the trinity in Christianity, we need to take a look at the circumstances in which early Christians found themselves.
In summary, we have seen how the common culture of the day was one filled with triune gods (elohim). From ancient Sumeria’s Anu, Enlil, and Enki to Egypt’s Amun-Re-Ptah and Isis, Osiris, and Horus and Rome’s Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva the whole concept of paganism revolved around the magic number of three. In Greek philosophy we have seen how the number three was used as an unidentified trinity of Intelligence, mind, and reason.
In stark contrast is the simple oneness of the Hebrew God (Elohim). Even when the word “Echad” is used (a plural word), the Hebrew scholars — both ancient and modern — apply this to a grammatical “pluralism of majesty” — not more than one. (Note: Russian and French still use this concept today. When one addresses a person to be respected, the polite form is the plural you form). Jesus was Jewish. (YHshua)
“Christianity did not destroy paganism, it adopted it.” (Durant Caesar and Christ 595) The concept of the trinity finds its roots in Pagan theology and Greek philosophy. It is a stranger to the Jewish Jesus (YHshua) and the Hebrew people from which he sprang.”
This ends the quoted Author’s work (the extra credit).
…. That we are introduced to part 4 below, the continued challenges a stiff-necked nation faces.
Shalom my friends, in YHshua, Amein.
Copyright © Ramiro Casas 2013
The State of Us? A Rift in Echad !!!!
Edited and Proofread by an anonymous child of YHWH
More on Archaeology and Trinity? You Bet, Let’s See!!!!
“The culture of the earliest Israelite settlements is Canaanite, their cult-objects are those of the Canaanite god El, (ECHAD – ONE CREATOR ENTITY) the pottery remains in the local Canaanite tradition, and the alphabet used is early Canaanite. Almost the sole marker distinguishing the “Israelite” villages from Canaanite sites is an absence of pig bones, although whether this can be taken as an ethnic marker or is due to other factors remains a matter of dispute.” End Quote.
These people a culture under an evolving covenant given by Elohim, a people that become distinguishable (set-apart from surrounding nations /cultures) by their cultural norms (i.e.: circumcision during days of Abraham to Torah – the Mosheic regulations and so forth). Customs and laws that though differ in each covenant distinguishing them from other nations; this is also true of YHshua’ and his disciples: A culture that would continuously be challenged by that of other cultures, eventually bringing us to the forming of Catholicism; a timeline.
Source: Wikipedia (Dates rounded)
1 Abrahamic covenant established (c. 1900 BCE)…. (YHWH’s host leading His people)
2 Ancient Jewish history (c. 1500 BCE – 1000 BCE) …. (YHWH’s host leads His people from Egypt. 42 years of wondering desert: Disobedience!!!)
2.1 Ancient Israelites (c. 1000 BCE – 590 BCE)…. (Judges & Kings. N. Israel falls to Assyrians: Disobedience!!!)
2.2 Babylonian captivity (c. 590 – 520 BCE)…. (Judah into bondage: Disobedience!!!)
2.3 Post-exilic period (c. 538 – 332 BCE)…. (Judah returns from 70 years of Babylonian captivity; continues to fall to cultural influences (paganism). Israel disbanded!)
2.4 Hellenistic period (c. 332 – 110 BCE)…. (The Greek Septuagint, with the replacement of most original entries of YHWH – for Adonai (baal), is a translation that is written in this period and extends beyond the days of YHshua and his apostles – even to today; a replacement theology that would continue into catholicism and beyond, such as what Paul encountered in the first century AD, that of the congregation in Corinth who looked to him and Apollo’s as deities: The effects of Greek mysticism, that of Helen the mythological daughter of zeus, etc…
Shalom my friends, in YHshua, Amein.
Copyright © Ramiro Casas 2013
The State of Us? A Rift in Echad !!!!
Edited and Proofread by an anonymous child of YHWH
Greek and Jewish Mysticism, An Open Door to Bad Doctrine.
As history proves from ~400 BC to 60 BC, available scrolls are translated and copied by select Jewish /Greek scribes; translations that began ~300 BC and continued even through to the first catholic rendition of what today we call the Bible, in book form (early 4 century AD). Imagine this, Jewish scribes that are experts in Greek vernacular and culture, this during a period in time history calls the Hellenization of the Jews; a time when Greek mythology and mysticism became deeply imbedded in the fabric of many parts of Jewish culture, the Pharasees amongst those who would succumb; effects that lingered on: As history shows, mysticism and mythology that proved to continue into our time.
One such example of Jewish mysticism is that of the late rabbi Kaduri, who just before his death at 108 years of age – prophesied the return of Messiah, saying, he would return after the death of Ariel Sharon. Today, Sharon is still alive but unfortunately living in a comma; 7 years now (hope our brother is comfortable).
The point here is that we can see how mysticism still exists through the example of a highly revered Jewish mysticist who prophesied the Messiah would return. The problem with this is that we know, while here on earth, YHshua Messiah told us that no one but the Father in Heaven would know that day; a definitive break from the Word. We also know that YHWH warned against prognosticators of times, magicians and so forth, that we see Jewish leaders from around ~400 BC forward wanting to continue an age of prophecy that had clearly ended with the latter prophets until Yhshua arrived: Kaduri, just one example of a modern residual of prior Jewish Mysticism.
One might argue mysticism is in our Bible, and they wouldn’t be wrong, in context to today’s doctrine; let’s elaborate. When comparing original Hebrew and Aramaic scripture to modern Bibles it becomes clear that modern accounts of mystical acts have shifted from the physical realm to a more spiritual one, as spirit is defined today: Word changes that have suffered in translation from the Greek Septuagint of ~300 to 150 BC, and forward.
The story of the medium that Saul visits a good example of that. YHWH says mediums are an abomination in scripture, yet many use the example of Samuel, that is portrayed as being brought up from the dead, to argue ghosts exist; an argument that adds to a father, son and holy ghost of trinity.
In closer examination of the story of Saul encounter with Samuel we learn that it is the medium that sees Samuel, as only mediums do (cause for questioning). We know this because Saul asks her to give him a description of what he looks like (1 Samuel 28:7-25), this implying Saul could not see Samuel – but she could. From that point forward scripture seems to shift from a woman who is acting as a medium to Saul having a conversation with the so labeled ghost or spirit of Samuel, but here is the catch. In the same scripture, and after the medium describes Samuel to Saul, we also know Saul was laying flat on the floor, face down, yet having a conversation with Samuel? That we begin to see the medium the person that was relating information to Saul, the communicator if you would, after all, this is what mediums do – mediate.
This short story clearly misunderstood in doctrine form, for while having a conversation with the so called spirit of Samuel, Saul would have not been prostrated (facing the floor). You see, we know scripture tells us that Saul had known Samuel for decades, this leading to the question, “why would Saul not look up to see his old friend while conversing with him”: No doubt a topic for intense discussion, but an important point to bring up in light of what we know, for from our spirit ladened doctrine of today (mysticism) one would not even think to look at that story any other way.
The Britchadasha (NT) was not immune to mistranslation either, that when looked at carefull its more mystical representation of YHShua’s acts, again through the eyes of doctrine, is also easily explained in the physical and not the spiritual realm; that we must be reminded how Greek, Latin and other translations have added or taken tone and style from the original vernaculars, indeed the original Word: The ~5% that cannot be confirmed: Small changes in tone and texture, “word play”, that in effect have helped evolving doctrines to better suit their needs, but changes to the Word of Elohim no less, and as Solomon said, the self-serving man.
These mystical representations of ghosts and spirits can be explained as physical interdiction by Elohim just as easily and when compared to original texts, amazing stories of a powerful Elohim that controls the laws of physics and nature in such a way he causes the opening of the Reed Sea (YH used a strong east wind), or the passification of a so called demon possessed man (a Jew who YHshua’s love proves to heal), or the physical healing of so many (Elohim’s ability to do anything within His creation), that in so showing this very different set of manifested works, we can discard the later introduced mystical doctrine that teaches about spirits, demons, or devil’s with horns and pitch forks: No such thing my friends.
Our Elohim did act to accomplish these things, but they are not some mystical apparition, they are very real and a necessary component of His intended teaching, that which we are lucky to be able to find today (Hebrew to English translations available): As we have seen, a teaching that culture, scribes and doctrine would add to, in fact, a reality that was theirs not YHWH’s: That of the mystical thinkers, such as Kaduri above, whose works prove to push the envelope of the original Word of Elohim, proof that mysticism is still strong in modernity.
Ghosts and spirits (Ruach in Hebrew /Aramaic) just one example of continued replacement of the original meaning of words (Ruach means a manifestation not an invisible ghost or spirit), a product of man made doctrine that is easily carried from one culture to another in translation, that we see a Messiah who directly combats the very mystical doctrine and other traditions of an early century Jewish Elite (the Pharisees), those we now know history says had been heavily influenced by Greek mythology, that of their Hellenization – if you would: Ancient history that proves how Greek and Jewish-lead mysticism became those doctrines that YHshua himself bashed.
The koine-Greek Septuagint of ~300 to 150 AD came from a demography of common Greek who was mixed in with poorer classes of Jews as well, both of which would have been highly susceptible to existing mythology and mysticism, which would eventually lead to fear based belief systems that would act to elevate men to counter such fears, in essence another piece of the replacement theology puzzle – that would continue until today.
To recap, history shows two consecutive events, 1) the Hellenization of the Jews and 2) the translation of Hebrew and Aramaic scrolls into koine-Greek; the first hint of replacement theology with the replacement of YHWH. It was then that the name of Elohim, YHWH (a plural Elohim) was replaced for adonai (l-rd, a false deity, baal) a singular representation of our creator. Think of this, most of today’s Bibles replace the Tetragrammaton YHWH for two words: 1) l-rd more than 6000 times and 2) g-d more than 4000 times; both of these words from pagan religion: Let’s now ask the question, “isn’t satan’s ultimate goal to replace our Creator’s Word, indeed His Works?
When juxtaposing the historical accounts of the Greek Hellenization of Jews and the replacement of the Tetragrammaton in the Greek Septuagint, we begin to see a pattern forming around 400 BC and cemented with the later foundation of catholicism. A pattern that began with a Hellenized Jewish leadership who allowed a change from a plural Elohim to a singular deity, a move toward the Greek mythological cronos or zeus type creator, and ultimately, leading to a white bearded singular g-d that sits on a throne in heaven.
This is why we see YHshua in opposition to who he called, “clean on the outside but dead bones on the inside” (paraphrasing); established doctrines that went against the very Word of Elohim, that of add-ons and takeaways, that which went against the commandments YHshua himself defended. Today, the above image is who many of us identify our Creator as, the bearded old man in heaven: This is what cultural diffusion can do, a form of enculturation, the mixing of separate cultural components such as belief systems, and what YHWH warned Israel not to fall to.
But that is not all friends, another recorded event occurred within the same time-frame the Tetragrammaton was taken out. It is around ~ 300 to 150 BC that historians tell us a fringe Jewish orthodoxy group called the Essene’s (keepers of the Dead Sea scrolls) would break-away from those who rendered YHWH’s name worthless. Recorded history shows a rift that was created between the Jewish Essene’s and the Jewish Elite (Pharisees and Sadducees) within these periods of time; the Essene’s opting to form their own communities.
As we have mentioned, the Septuagint was written in koine-Greek, this off course tells us those who wrote it had to know Greek, either that or they had to convert Greek scribes in order to translate from Hebrew /Aramaic to Greek; neither of which surmount to anything less than influence from Greek thinking, indeed culture; a less than desirable thing when translating documents that were written in Hebrew and Aramaic thought: The Hellenized Pharisees are credited for this translation.
What do we know that transpired between ~300 to 150 BC?
1. The Greek Hellenization of the Jews (again, helen, daughter of zeus).
2. The Tetragrammaton was taken out of scripture (the koine-Greek Septuagint was written, a translation to koine – Greek from original Hebrew and Aramaic scrolls): YHWH’s name taken worthlessly, the breaking of the 3rd commandment.
3. The Essenes broke away from the Jewish Elite. (they called the council of Jewish elders the “Breakers of the Covenant”).
What are we told? Jewish scholars say that the removal of the Tetragrammaton YHWH was done out of respect for the third of Ten Commandments, the idea? that no one would misuse or mispronounce His name in vain (take YHWH worthlessly):
Interesting reason when one considers that there is no better way to take someone’s name worthlessly (in vain) than to erase it. “Thou shall not take my name in vain (worthlessly)”, says our Creator (paraphrasing).
Are these Jewish Elite covering a major falling from Grace by using such a vague excuse for deleting YHWH from scripture? Imagine, the Ten Commandments broken by the supposed guardians of same? Are these not the Israelites responsible for safeguarding those Commandments? Are they not the same people that Moshe (Moses) proudly gave the name of YHWH too? Are they not the same people who were instructed to not to render His name worthless (in vain)? They are, and sadly so, a people that blindly followed, and still blindly follow, their leaders.
(NIV) Exodus 3:15 (Note how His name is missing in the NIV – Hebrew /Aramaic Tetragrammaton replaced in parenthesis)
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord (YHWH) thy God (Elohim) in vain (worthless); for the Lord (YHWH) will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain (worthless).
History proving the taking of YHWH from scripture an act that renders the Tetragrammaton worthless, its original intent for all to know and hold up, and the likely reason why the 4th century BC Essene’s themselves are recorded calling the Jewish Elite, namely the Pharisees “ The Breakers of the Covenant”; a rift that would eventually permeate to all corners of Judeo Christian faith, the first documented origins of replacement theology: Guardian’s of the Word who fell to other nations.
Today we can read the name of our Eloheinu, YHWH, in the Dead sea scrolls. These were the scrolls the Essene’s so jealously guarded against the activities of the Jewish elite, which proved around the same time the same Jewish elite rendered our Elohim’s name worthless, a sad reality they passed forward in time and what most all Bibles today reflect; a no name Creator we refer to as His arch enemy, baal (l-rd). How would we feel if we were called by our worse enemy’s name? Now grow that feeling exponentially and try to think what it must be like for YH to be hearing l-rd thousands of times per second. Some are likely to say, oh he won’t mind, he forgives, he is love, he knows what we mean.
As to those who replaced the Tetragrammaton?
That the saddest part of this history is how we today continue to practice the same thing with the title l-rd and g-d, most of us clueless to the their origins, blind to our leaders, so entrenched in the out with the old and in with the new mentality that we simply discard this truth as old and invalid, forgetting that Elohim never changes; mythological undertones that can be traced to the 4th century BC schism between the Essene’s and the Septuagint scribes, those who rendered our Heavenly Father’s name worthless: An ancient truth under assault even today.
It is from then forward that we see the evolution of a single man type g-d that by the founding of catholicism would also be sitting on a throne ready to strike the wicked; an unnerving similarity to Greek, Mesopotamian and Egyptian triune deital tones and texture: Again, a call to carefully look at how we read what we read when we read it – that we seek His truth not man’s.
As touched on before, integrated beliefs that are in many of our teachings and celebrations today; themes like: the bearded g-d who sits on a throne (zeus-like) , SUNday (sol invictus’), ashtoreth (easter), christmas and others: These are proven pagan assimilations, yes PROVEN PAGAN ASSIMILATIONS!!!!, that we prefer to continue to follow.
These realities, ladies and gentlemen, are cause for looking beyond that which we are being taught from our podiums, that a true Christian approach should consist of nothing less than that which our Father and Messiah YHshua manifested, their Ruach, the unlifting of man’s doctrinal veil. That gratefully, access to online archives is proving a catalyst for the ever growing Hebrew roots movement; a seeking of His original truth, that we may share with all.
Is this not the calling we have from Messiah YHshua? That of shining a light on darkness that our fellow brothers and sisters may see where they have been mislead? An effort to open all eyes to YH’s Works and not man’s?
(NIV) Ezekiel 13:21 (In Tanahk – the First Writings)
“I will tear off your veils and save my people from your hands, and they will no longer fall prey to your power. Then you will know that I am the Lord (YHWH, the Word of Elohim).”
(NIV) Matthew 27:51 (In the Britchadasha – the Second Writings)
“At that moment (referring to when YHshua died) the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” ….
This occurs in front of the Jewish Elite, the same ruling class that the Essene’s called, “The Breakers of the Covenant”, the Sanhedrin; that when the temple curtain was torn, they realized they had killed the Word of Elohim, YHWH’s begotten son Immanuel (Elohim’s Word is with us), their Jewish Messiah. Is this what we continue to do today by accepting paganism that we as sojourners in Israel are too well aware of? In one answer, yes.
The Word of Elohim tells us that the ripping of the curtain (the veil) only occurred in one place, the Temple of Elohim – where the leaders of Israel (same as today’s church leaders) proved to be about doctrine, in essence leading the people away from the true Word of Elohim, Messiah, and the people happily following; for it is here where they feel they belong?
The end result is written in the pages of history, that from the time of the Diaspora (70 AD) nearly 1900 years have passed that we have seen the ripping apart of Israel, a people that chose doctrine over Messiah, indeed over their Elohim. But know this friends, this ripping apart was not just reserved for the Jews only, it was also reserved for an extension of same, the olive tree, that similar to our more than 36K denominations today, have proven scattered: Should we not forget that we who follow the true Messiah are Israel, we are grafted into the house of Judah, the Jewish Messiah.
The same Israel YHWH continues to give a Father’s Word of advice to, a reaching out by Elohim to us all; Israelite, Gentile and yes pagan alike, the story of a prodigal son that returns to the covenant holder, that of Abraham’s promise, that which welcomes the lost child back into the Father’s arms again: The grafting in to an olive tree we call Messiah the Word.
That in following his example of obedience to He who made him that Word, we may come into union with the Father and not into disunity. Today’s more than 36K denominations, each with leaders that preach concepts of tradition and doctrine, are proving no different than those Jewish elite who took out the Tetragrammation in scripture, the end product? Disunity (a scattering!!!!) in what was otherwise unity, that of the original body of Messiah.
Here one must conclude Solomon was correct in his assessment of the fallen man, the self-righteous or self-serving man: And as history proves, obedience to that man leads to a scattering of His children, that of the destruction of a union, that of the anti-Messiah (the anti-Christ): He who comes in sheep’s clothing, a ferocious wolf that our Jewish brothers and sisters may very well be warning us about.
Our Israelite brothers and sisters have fallen from the Word and in need of our Messiah’s message, but in the very essence of what makes them the ancients of time, that of the Tanahk (OT), we also learn we too have fallen. That when we come to them with the good news of the resurrected Messiah they turn and run, but why will they not hear that message, is it because it is not a Hebrew or Aramaic message? could it be we are speaking to them of a Greek message?
The truth is clear here, we bring a message of a white bearded man g-d that sits on the right hand of another white bearded man g-d, two of which we propose are the same g-d, a message of pagan feasts and covenant breaking customs, an alien concept to the Elohim of ancients, the Elohim of Israel.
Malachi 3:6 “For I am יהוה (YHWH, the Word of Elohim), I shall not change, and you, O sons of Yaʽaqoḇ (Israel), shall not come to an end.
Let’s not forget friends, this Elohim is the One who made a direct covenant with a rag tag Hebrew family called Abraham, who would father Isaac and who would father Ya’aqob (Israel); a Father that does not change for the sake of man-made doctrine, that we should pause and think, what do we learn from our leaders. Even more so, what do we learn from our histories.
Let’s not forget, YHshua was with the Word and was the Word from the beginning, he was with Elohim and was Elohim (snippet of John 1: 1-3); our Messiah is One in the OT as he is in the NT, the Elohim who we are called to follow is the Word, the one that our Jewish brothers and sisters were given: Imperfect as some have made it, it is still the same Word, even more, the same Messiah we all wait for.
So, should we not be listening to their message before we come and teach them ours? And finally, should we forget Solomon’s warning, that which he teaches lead him and Israel away from the Word of Elohim? The message of a Greek Messiah can never be understood by our Jewish brothers and sisters, for the Messiah they rightfully wait for is a Jewish Messiah, not a pagan one – such as Solomon went chasing after. The truth is they would recognize the Jewish Messiah, our Messiah!!!!
Ladies and gentlemen, we the modern body of Messiah, have allot to gain from our Jewish brothers and sisters, for in their zealousness of the Tanahk we learn we too have fallen from that Word and desperately in need of that Jewish Messiah’s message:
Part 6 with a more thorough understanding of who that Word is, that of Elohim’s true self. HalleluYH.
Shalom my friends, in YHshua, Amein.
Copyright © Ramiro Casas 2013
The State of Us? A Rift in Echad !!!!
Edited and Proofread by an anonymous child of YHWH
Elohim According to His Word.
Our Elohim tells us He is not triune!!!!
The concept of Elohim is best defined by what scripture tells us He is, not what we have decided; a plural Elohim (a magistrate or great ones), and again, a topic that will require us to put aside our religious doctrines that we may see Elohim’s Word not man’s:
(NIV) Genesis 1:26
“Then God (Elohim) said, “Let (us) make mankind in (our) image, in (our) likeness …”
(NIV) Genesis 3:22
“And the Lord (The Word YHWH) God (Elohim) said, “The man has now become like one of (us)…”
(NIV) Genesis 11:7
“Come, let (us) go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
Male and female “They” created us, with choice “They” created us in “Their image” is what the Word says on who Elohim’s definition of Self is, that in looking to the Hebrew text we learn that the Greek concept of a white bearded man on a throne is not Biblical but doctrinal, the term “He” taken out of context to mean something it doesn’t, that of one man figure.
“HE” in the book “Song of Songs”, for example, speaks of a suitor looking to create a union with a woman (the Shulamite). A proposition which leads to a covenant we today call a marriage (a contract), that of a woman and a man coming together as one, the husband as the head of that body, the suitor, Elohim; “He”. In this parable we learn of a union between Elohim’s Word (the many that form One Word, the “He”) and either a receptive or defiant maiden, us. The Shulamite is portrayed as indifferent to the advances of the suitor, the Word of YHWH that is: This no different to us today.
He created us in His image and likeness, male and female He created us, and likely the reason for the suitor (He) and maiden (us) parable, a style of writing that was used by the original peoples or culture of those days; also metaphors and euphemisms that are used to express messages in the Hebrew and Aramaic vernaculars.
Another one of these messages that can be easily twisted to define a singular Elohim is the concept of a throne, where YHWH’s seers and prophets define this in dreams or visions, what to them must have been beyond anything they have ever seen, as such the use of metaphor or parable. Imagine being shown Elohim’s heavenly realm with myriads upon myriads of Eloah (singular of Elohim) and other sorts of instruments of the most High. These men were simply not apt to explain those things clearly.
While in Patmos, for example, John saw visions of a lamb sitting on a throne and around that throne where other thrones, etc… What John was seeing in that vision or dream state could not be explained by him in any other way but what he was familiar with – yet also what he saw. This is why we also see him describing strange figures (imagine a head with eyes all around it), these messages explained as best a human mind of that day would allow: That, however, does not take away from the message, for no different to our expressions today, they also have meaning.
i.e. “He has a heart of gold” clearly does not mean His heart is made of gold, but yet we perfectly understand what it means – “He is an angel”!!!! Oh wait, that’s another metaphor isn’t it!!!! See what I mean?
In these parables and metaphor’s we learn that interpretation, which is a large part of translation, can lead to confusion, especially when the interpreter is biased by their cultural norms /belief systems. A good example of this can be seen in the case of those scribes who proved biased to Greek mythology when writing the koine-Greek Septuagint, those fallen to the Hellenization of the Jews, that which lead to the removal of the name YHWH from scripture; a name that carries varying meanings but ultimately defines the Word and Works of a plural Creator, a concept that from the Greek mythological point of view had to be changed for it didn’t bode well with the Hellenistic view of a singular deity who sits on a throne, this is the sort of thing that is defined as manmade doctrine. Hope that reasoning makes sense. Let’s continue.
These concepts of “He” and “throne” were unfortunately morphed into something not in the original vernaculars, such as that of the man g-d that sits on a throne, the Greek creator and his son (zeus) at his right hand; this in place of its true meaning, that of a title, that of husband or suitor or for that matter, that of a Father’s Word. This is were we can begin to define the pagan doctrine that eventually becomes a part of that ~5% of modern Bible text, the words or applied doctrine that does not concur with original Hebrew Aramaic text and doctrine.
This image of a Greek type elohim is what many trinitarian and non-trinitarian Christians visualize the Creator to be. In contrast, the Hebrew /Aramaic definition of our Creator refers to Eloheinu as plural; the YHWH of armies, the Host of Hosts, the Word that comes from a perfect Union of Many, a union that is in agreement – as YHshua calls us to be in.
Nowhere does the Bible describe a bearded man g-d that sits on a throne with his son on his right; parables and metaphors that have been easily twisted to satisfy an evolving pagan imprint, such as the below scriptural quote. Please pay close attention to the true meaning of the original words in Hebrew (in parenthesis), remembering Elohim is plural not singular:
(KJV) Mark 16:19
“19 So then after the Lord (Maran – the master) had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God (Elohim)”
See how the correct word changes this equation? YHshua went up to the right hand of Elohim, the plurality of the body of the Creator, not a singular g-d man sitting on his throne, if not as the right hand of a heavenly government made up of many Eloah that total one Word to mankind: In the Hebrew /Aramaic we learn of our plural Creator, not a Greek derived bearded deity that would eventually become the singular word g-d.
An so it is that we see the replacement of the original plural Elohim with that of a Greek singular g-d, a word that history says catholicism integrated from early Germanic peoples (between the 4th and 6th centuries AD) and again, the continuance of that which began around 300 BC and today coined replacement theology (out with the old and in with the new).
As we have learned, the original Bible vernaculars (Hebrew and Aramaic) prove a plural Creator or Elohim who is referred to as YHWH of Arm(ies), Host of Hosts, the I AM, US, and so forth, a name that defines who and what Elohim is and does. It is only in the original context of the Word that we can see our true Father for what He is and not what man tells us He is.
Let’s further define, in Part 7, who the Hebrew Father is.
Shalom my friends, always in YHshua, Amein.
Copyright © Ramiro Casas 2013
The State of Us? A Rift in Echad !!!!
Edited and Proofread by an anonymous child of YHWH
(NIV) Judges 17:10 “Then Micah said to him, “Live with me and be my father and priest, and I’ll give you ten shekels of silver a year, your clothes and your food.”
Here a father is a provider of wisdom, an honored word which is highly sought; a deeper richer perspective beyond that which we have been taught; that the truth begins to draw a different image of a Father that provides more than an earthly type protector role that offers quick fixes to life’s challenges, that of what we are taught we can pray for; that in the Hebrew and Aramaic perspectives the Father proves more a source of wisdom for those who hear. Suddenly we begin to see how He is more than a slave to our fears and wants, and again, what we have been taught to pray: That traces of pagan images may fade.….!!!!
(NIV) Psalm 68:5
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God (Elohim) in his holy (set-apart) dwelling.”
That we know his children who were obedient to the Father’s Word were called to protect the innocent, the widows and the poor. The title of Father in Hebrew is very similar to the title of HE that we discussed in Part 6, a title which identifies the manifested realities of the Wisdom of Elohim. Unfortunately, in other languages, it too can be taken to mean a singular entity, yet in Hebrew can only mean one thing, a loving Word of a Father:
“1) Father of an individual 2) Of Elohim as father of his people 3) Head or founder of a household, group, family, or clan 4) Ancestor a) Grandfather, forefathers — of person b) Of people 5) Originator or patron of a class, profession, or art 6) Of producer, generator (fig.) 7) Of benevolence and protection (fig.) 8) Term of respect and honor 9) Ruler or chief (spec.)”
In the case of Elohim, He (the Father’s manifestation or Ruach) provided the universe, the earth we live on and all its resources (a provider Dad). He also provided for our capacities (a biological Dad); provisions that continue to feed, shelter and instruct us within our given abilities, those He said are in His image and likeness.
This now bringing us to the earthly father concept we see in today’s body of Messiah, that which begins with a heavenly man g-d on a throne and ultimately translated to more, that of man who acts under self prescribed authority by that man g-d on a throne, this representative was established on earth first by ancient theocracies and then by the catholic church; his tools, that of fear. A father who we eventually credited for protecting us from the ravishes of life, that we see an appointed middle man, a concept of an extension of Elohim that exists in many religions today.
In catholicism the father (man) turned into a comforter of fears, in Christianity we call him the pastor, a middle man that acts as the earthly representative of Elohim. YHWH Elohim now being relegated to men choosing who He will host, a comforter of fears? This in fact is a process of the deification of men, appointed saints and clergy that even many today bow to; a Greek concept mixed in to the account of a humble Hebrew Messiah, YHshua: That a new sort of messiah was manifested, a savior of fears, he who brings the people into his house, a money making house?
This is the concept of the so called blessed father here on earth, he who’s subjects kneel to (i.e. the pope), he who in fact has made himself an image before Elohim; he who stands on a podium, a throne even; we all know them in our and other faiths.
Isaiah said this:
(NIV) Isaiah 44:17
17 From the rest he makes a god (Eloah), his idol; he [man] bows down to it and worships (to bow face to ground, to prostrate).
He (the manmade deity) prays to it and says, “Save me! You (the man Eloah) are my god (Eloah)!”
That we have to wonder if this is even practical, how regardless of prayer and intercession from these self made Eloah (the deified or elevated man – the man g-d), we still live in a world where death and hunger visit many innocents; a bitter and very sad reality. So why is it that in mainstream churches we are taught that protection from these horrible things come from Elohim, when Elohim tells us we chose our paths. So is it true that when our leaders pray YHWH answers? Does protection come? Many of us are convinced it does, but please consider this, would not YHWH intercede in all calamity if in fact that was what he said He would do? Many even misunderstanding what prayer and blessing from our Father are all about. There is one thing we can be assured of, the Greek perspective is all about fear quenching, YHWH’s perspective is all about faith building.
In this scenario, Elohim is at the beck and call of a body of men or women who are praying for their physical salvation, in fact YHWH is turned into a comforter in fear instead of a builder in faith, coddling fearful children who continue to run back for more. In addition, Elohim is also turned into a discriminator of life and death, protecting only those who either pray or are prayed over.
But is He? Or should we ask, will He discriminate? We may want to ask victims of catastrophes, innocent church and non-church going brothers and sisters, if He brought them disaster; that we wonder sometimes why it sounds so wrong to hear Christians saying, “thank you for saving me Father”, while their brothers and sisters down the street did not make it: As if Elohim will discriminate.
No wonder so many are turning from our true Elohim, but for those who are sold on this sort of intercession, they will continue to happily accept that they are protected; a fear based ministry many fall to, one which can only serve our selfish natures. In my humble opinion, for anyone to consider this definition of Elohim’s purpose as just, should redefine what just is, Elohim is just!!!!
This is nothing less than a Greek perspective of a father g-d that is at our beckon-call. History proves this is what people needed g-ds for, to help them in their struggle and fear, yet Elohim said He provided all we need – in life and death, and therein the contrast. To think so many of us believe we are protected by that father knowing the reality that others have not been, is tantamount to a self serving man, this in contrast to YHWH’s teaching; one which teaches to think of others before we think of ourselves. Our Elohim teaches He can recreate us, for he created us, He teaches fear is the opposite of faith: We just have to believe and walk in that belief (the Word), a belief that has no fear.
The history proves religion would use fear to meet their own devices. Are we one of those that have fallen to a fear based ministry? Or do we trust our Heavenly Father’s Truth in life and death.
This fear based approach more prominent since the founding of catholicism. In that teaching Elohim is only protecting the group in this parish but not others? Does this not sound like what Solomon warned he had fallen to, that of self-righteousness? What we see here is a lie and the latter is fear, both put in place to empower men to act as comforter’s, to act as g-d, neither of which comes from YHWH’s teaching, which speaks of death, tears, and pain as a product of man’s doing, not a product of a loving Father’s will. We chose death over life and He promises eternal life over death. The good news? He tells us this will come to pass. HalleluYH!!!!
Should we not forget, our true Father tells us there will come a day when tears, pain, death will be a thing of the past, this in no way implying the opposite, regardless that man tells us so. We must believe for His Word is truth, in YHshua, Amein.
Adam and Eve were made with perfect bodies, yet suddenly began to fall to illness and death? A product of self generated sin, for if sin would have been allowed to live forever, this creation we know as earth would have likely perished buy now; a choice we made not our loving Father.
This Father is one of Grace that of a reaching out to a stiff-necked child with outstretched hand. But not as the Greek perspective would have it, if not as YH would have it, a message of a salvation that comes to us through the full weight of the Bible (Eohim’s Word, the Teaching), that of a loving Father’s Word in the face of an ungrateful child: A choice we all face.
In spite of that, today we are taught our Father must do more – many denominations relying on Him like spoiled children do, always asking for more and more; imagine, He has given us all we need, yet our prayers are loaded with requests for more, things like a winning lotto ticket, a new car, a bigger ministry – new facility, a handsome husband, a new home, and the list goes on – to just mention a few: A message that counters that of humility, faith and love.
Yet He would not bend, that through the Cherubim, the Arch Angels, the Angels, the Prophets, that which makes up His extended hand, He would provide His continued Grace and mercy leading up to Messiah, a Father’s message of provision in hope in the midst of trial and tribulation, not one for new cars and bigger churches; this is not what the body of Elohim is intended to reflect, that we may all decide (choose) to be one in Him, that we may see salvation: YHshua the light of that message, the perfect example of the obedient son, who calls us to be one body in that light!!!!
John 1:1-3 tells us that in the beginning YHshua was with the body of the Father and that he was Elohim (the Father -paraphrasing). In Hebrew terms this means a part of the body of Elohim (the US) and by default, together with those who are of ONE purpose and Union – the sum of which would prove One Elohim (One Creator): One Word, and eventually through a final covenant, the Father’s salvation is here, YHshua’s example to mankind.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we, the body of Messiah, could model ourselves after Elohim’s Word and be one in agreement in YHshua, YH’s salvation to man (the Word)? This is exactly what our Messiah tells us to do, that we may then be one in Elohim; yet sadly we see quite the opposite with the more than 36K fractions of same, Messiah’s so called body today, a fragmented body.
I know I am being repetitive here, but bear with me please, there is a reason for the season. In YHshua’s words, “the Father is greater than I”, he is actually telling us that the Body of the Father (Elohim) is greater in numbers than just himself (all others in Heaven); ergo, the Father is greater than he. YHshua is called the right hand of the Father Elohim, that we should not forget the Father is YHWH of Armies, the Word itself. Please remember to keep your seeker /Hebrew hats on: We are almost done.
(NIV) John 1:1-3. (Remember, scripture says Elohim is plural)
“1 In the beginning was the Word (YHshua and Elohim are ONE Word), and the Word (YHshua or YH’s Salvation is here) was with God (Elohim), and the Word (YHshua) was God (within the Union that is defined as Elohim, as such was Elohim). 2 He (YHshua) was with God (Elohim) in the beginning. 3 Through him (Elohim’s Word) all things were made; without him (Elohim’s Word) nothing was made that has been made.”
The writer of John here is trying to tell us (YH)shua, which means YH’s salvation is here (also the Word), is in union with YHWH, the Word also, he and the other parts that make up Elohim are of ONE mind (Echad), One Word. The Word my friends is the manifestation, that which today we call spirit (the Ruach Hakodesh), of each of the body parts in complete agreement, that which lead to Creation, even in that, salvation. HalleluYH!!!!
Look at the above again:
1 Says: “In the beginning was the Word” – YHshua and others that total Elohim are of ONE Word (A Union) and the Word was in the beginning, no different to others such as Gabriel, Michael and so forth who also prove to be the Word of Elohim in scripture: They all existed in the beginning.
2 Says: “and the Word was with Elohim” (YHshua was with the others – Elohim forming One Union – One Word, Echad).
3 Says, “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” (YHshua and all Others participated in all creation, their combined efforts equal One creation that comes from a united source of many, that each part took part in creation, without each nothing could have been completed.) (“without him”, all parts of Elohim that equal One, “nothing was made…”).
That we are reminded who YHshua is, the right hand of a plural Elohim (the right hand of that Union), a miraculous conception called Immanuel – “Elohim (Eloah) is with us”. That we also know that while YHshua was with us, there was still a unified body called Elohim in Heaven, a set-apart (holy) Father, set-apart from the world.
This is the Heavenly Father YHshua speaks to while here on earth, a clear and ongoing conversation that he has with a set-apart Father (Elohim); That the concept of Immanuel becomes clear, a part of what defines a union that makes One, truly was with us, he is One in the many who form ONE WORD or WORKS!!!! YHshua was with us here on earth serving as a father but was not a set-apart Father while here, that set-apart Father was the one he spoke to in Heaven.
In place of this original definition of our Heavenly Father, manmade doctrine relegates these scriptural truths to a bearded man g-d who sits on a throne. Ever wonder why Greek mythology is so similar to modern concepts in Christianity?
In trinity we see some semblance of Elohim’s plurality, but regardless, a pagan concept that we know is nowhere in the Word of Elohim (there is no direct mention of 3 individual deities in one – in scripture); an image of our creator exacerbated by Greek mythology, trinitarian deities and later catholicism. This is what the Hebrew scripture says, nothing less and nothing more, Elohim is many, as in the many that sing when one of us return home, HalleluYH: Our Creator is bigger than we ever thought!!!! His Government is not of this World, which leads us to defining the true name of His begotten son.
(YH)(shua) means, (YH)WH’s salvation is here in Hebrew /Aramaic. That we identify one more example of how Greek translation confuses the original message in the Hebrew; the scriptural quote, “in the name of the father, and the son and the so called holy ghost” (paraphrasing) is the strongest argument for trinity but very far from what it actually means, a name definition that has been turned into a doctrinal concept.
The name YHshua states the name of the Father (YH), the name of the son (YH)shua and the holy ghost (their manifested realities) in one name, but in no way implies these are three different entities in one, as trinitarian paganism implies. See the danger of translation? This evolving Greek and trinitarian mindset would in fact hijack our Messiah’s name and in that try to change our true Elohim’s identity for that of a singular entity; a continuance of what began with the replacement of the YHWH’s true name, an effort by man to replace our Heavenly Father with another deity: That of the breaking of the third Commandment.
In the days of YHshua, and before, names were more likened to titles that told us something about the individual.
In Hebrew /Aramaic YHshua means, YH’s salvation is here. This is the YHshua that was sent to show us how to find the salvation of the Father, this he did in complete and total obedience (choice) to the Father’s will. that upon his sacrifice we would know what it meant to find unity in him, that of obedience to the Word itself. He who told us to do as he did, and to follow in his steps. He who taught us what obedience to the Word means, a path that begins with relinquishing our walks for YHshua’s walk, which leads to a union in the Father. It was this YHshua that would return to his set-apart Father in Heaven.
(NIV) John 17:11 ” 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you (he is returning to the set-apart Father). Holy (Set-apart) Father, protect them by the power of[a] your name (YH), the name you gave me ((YH)shua, “the Word’s salvation is here”), so that they may be one as we are one (Echad in Word).”
And again, YH- shua, the Word’s (YH’s) Salvation is Here!!!! HalleluYH!!!!
That by the original definition of the Word (as seen in brackets above) we have to conclude YHshua (Eloah) called to his Father (Elohim) in Heaven, where myriads of Eloah live, a Union that is not of this world: This, a very different picture to that of a bearded father (made up of three parts) that sits on a throne.
Our Elohim has a body of many in Heaven, so what then of Messiah’s body on earth? What we do conclusively know is that YHshua and the Father taught us it is not made found within any one particular denomination, building, or church, that would be a lie. His body is comprised of the fold of individual sheep who are following his Word not man’s, that His Father’s will be done in us as it is in Heaven. That said, when his body congregate they are in fact One and no different to the union of Elohim, but are we One today?
His true temple is united unlike what today we see with more than 36K fractures within same, fractures that must be healed in One accord, in One union, if in fact it is to be called a body. Proving an extension of the Heavenly Father, YHshua would set out to teach us how to form that union with the Father here on earth, a process that can only be accomplished by exercising obedience to the existing Union in Heaven, that of the Father’s Word, not that of man’s word – as represented in doctrine and traditions found in churches or denominations; that we may be One in Him: See the symmetry?
The Hosts of the Host on earth are men and women that fill themselves in the Word becoming the Hosts and Works of Elohim (the Host); the outstretched hand of Elohim. For many this sounds like a form of slavery, meaning if they plan to be a host for Elohim’s Word they can expect to lose much of what they love, but that would be a lie as well: In fact they would stand to gain much more.
What YHWH proves in time is actually the opposite to slavery, freedom from fear, from man, ultimately from self-destruction, that of hasatan within – that we may thrive in YHWH’s shalom and not hasatan’s damnation; that we may be light in the midst of darkness: That we learn the highest wisdom in the universe proves not a punishment but a gift FOR THE OBEDIENT, ONE DAY AN ETERNAL ONE, THAT OF THE LOVE OF A TRUE FATHER, THE VERY NATURE OF OUR CREATOR: Part 8.
Shalom my friends, always in YHshua, Amein.
Copyright © Ramiro Casas 2013
The State of Us? A Rift in Echad !!!!
Edited and Proofread by an anonymous child of YHWH
The Word According to Elohim.
In one act of the Love of the Father His begotten son Messiah taught us this, that of a man giving of his life so a friend could turn from certain death. A final lesson at getting a stiff-necked nation to understand what it takes to find salvation; a narrow and difficult path called obedience to the Word.
It was then during his last Passover meal that a final lesson to man, by Elohim, comes to an indelible end. A strange sort of request from the son of man, that he asked his disciples to eat of his flesh (meaning – to eat the food he served, the Word of the Father) and to drink of his blood (meaning – to live his life, walk the Word), that later that night a very different story to what our leaders teach today occurred on mount Gethsemane: It is here that a definitive contrast is drawn between the Hebrew Elohim and a Greek zeus, that of a man Host of Elohim and not a man g-d.
In Messiah’s own words, “if it be your will Father pass this cup from me”, that childhood memories of half dead men, nailed or tied to tree stumps, many of which were likely to have been feasted on alive, birds nipping and cutting into weak groaning flesh, that a young YHshua must have seen throughout His parents journeys; a horrific death he knew was needed, that eventually an account of the sacrificial lamb would be turned into something foreign to YHWH, that of a man g-d that would carry out a different sort of salvation, that YHshua, while on bent knee, is asking His father to pass the cup of crucifixion from him, for he knows what is to come, that a Greek Ie(sous) instead faces a father’s wrath that sinful men and women may be saved?
In the Greek portrayal, the obedient son of Elohim is inflicted with the sins of all mankind, regardless that they are or not repented, to be cleansed of sin? This is not what the Hebrew Messiah teaches.
(NIV) John 17:21 “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”
The Hebrew Messiah’s truth? He would teach us how to overcome the flesh in obedience to the Word, that which was prophesied, to teach us the path to a union with the Father; that on that fatal day he was telling us look, I am no different than you in body, and though planted in my mother’s womb by my set-apart Father, I am a man, if I can overcome disobedience and the weakness of the flesh you can to – I am showing you – so you know you can, follow my example of obedience to the Word and find salvation in union to the Word, YHWH: A scared innocent man (a Lamb) who knew what was to come, a man we can all identify with, someone we CAN follow for we know he overcame in body; a leader who taught us we can do as he and more. HalleluYH!!!! Thank you YH, your love is true YHshua!!!! Amein!!!!
In light of the horrific childhood memories of nailed men on trees, he no doubt personifies the feelings we would all have if facing death, his message however is one of life in obedience to the life-giving Word of the Father, that the death he would face would prove the ultimate challenge to the flesh; a strength that we may all find that speaks faith over matter, a story of a man who in his special anointing stayed humbled to the Father’s will, in this demonstrating how we too can fulfill the first and second greatest commandments given man (paraphrasing), to love your Heavenly Father with all we are, and the second (of the Ten Commandments the last 6) that of his act of giving his life for his friends – to, “do unto others as we would have them do unto us”, both of these proving once and for all what it means to be obedient to the Word.
This pivotal act would prove a final lesson so any man or woman could see their ability to overcome the flesh in Messiah’s example, that the prior 4000 years of disobedience in man would prove a thing of the past for all those who would believe – indeed follow his Lead, that the Word itself be fulfilled in its prophecy – that an obedient son can come to eternal salvation against all that is the flesh: This in contrast to an all powerful man g-d who pardons death to the unrepented.
The Greek perspective in today’s so called body of Messiah proving to be nothing more than Solomon’s prophetic word, that which was is, that of a self-righteous man that believe he is worthy of salvation regardless what they do. A mindset that implies YHshua gave his life for us all, the unrepented included.
What makes this acceptable to many is that it is misleadingly true, for by his action YHshua does provide salvation for us all, but that is only one segment of His action, for we know he says mankind must choose to follow him or not, this off course requires action, a different message to the “he died for us all” statement on its own, the word “all” now properly being conditioned to mean “provided all” those who are willing to take that provision, the true followers; the Greek perspective which teaches “we are all worthy” corrected by the Hebrew Messiah’s words to a, “we who follow our sacrificial lamb are all worthy” message; a very different statement to what our so called churches and many denominations teach and the reason we see so many of them failing and faltering, a teaching that opens itself to disobedience to the very source that provides salvation. This teaching in fact creates a mindset that tells the flock you are worthy regardless and leading many to have one foot in Messiah and one foot in the world, a false teaching: What Messiah referred to as lukewarm and exactly the message he gives in Revelations, that of spitting them out for neither being cold or hot.
The Hebrew /Aramaic account of Messiah is one of a man that acts to bring death to sin in the flesh, not life to sin in the flesh. So, is YHshua’s teaching telling us to follow the wide and easy road to salvation, the one that says we can be forgiven in unrepentedness? Or the narrow and difficult one that tells us the path to salvation is one of persecution and trial: YHshua’s answer?
(NIV) Matthew 7:14 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
The truth of our Messiah is that those who are not rooted in the Word (in him) cannot be in union with him, as such with the Father. A telltale reality for all to know, what is not in union with Him (the WORD) is in disunity: Clearly, a union begins with repentedness, a discipleship, not an alter call.
(NIV) Mark 4:17 But since they have no root (in the WORD), they last only a short time (the revolving door of today). When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.
So, what road do we follow, the self-righteous one that leads to obedience to the flesh? Or the righteous one that leads to disobedience to the flesh. The answer is written in the Hebrew mindset of our Creator, the ways of the flesh are the ways of Adam, the self-serving man, the disobedient man.
The cost to Elohim? His devoted children, many of whom have given their lives that others may live in HIM, that of the begotten son who was torn to shreds alive, that we may learn what salvation is: YHshua, the OBEDIENT SON our perfect example.
The evolved Greek concept of a risen Messiah is one which deserves to be glorified by us for freely cleansing us of all sin (he died for us all). This, ladies and gentlemen, is not the Messiah of the Hebrew and Aramaic vernacular, it is a Greek messiah. To be perfectly clear – it is the opposite to our true Messiah, the wolf in sheep’s clothing; he who tells us salvation is free instead of available, a teaching that is the reason for today’s disunity in Messiah’s body (the revolving door even); a teaching that is in complete opposition to Messiah’s incredible sacrifice: The true message again? One of salvation through obedience to the Word, a provision freely given for the taking, but we must take it: His walk has proved that Word!!!!
YHshua was risen from the dead in order to offer man a glimpse of what? what can be expected for those who are obedient sons and daughters of YHWH. In essence, a path to counter the very condition Solomon experienced while alive, that which he called the 666, the self-righteous man.
The resurrection of our beloved Messiah is the culmination of YHWH’s (the Father’s) message to mankind – the final reaching out to those who proved beautiful on the outside yet dead on the inside; that they may decide to cleanse themselves in His Word: YH’s Salvation is Here – is what the name of our YHshua means, a lesson that teaches us we can die to the flesh and be born again, ONLY in the Word, a lesson that Israel did not follow, but a message they have received none-the-less.
HALLELUYH, YOUR LOVE IS ETERNAL YHWH ELOHEINU, THANK YOU FOR YOUR HAND OF SALVATION – THAT WE MAY NOT BE DEAF OR BLIND IN MAN, THAT WE MAY HEAR AND SEE YOU IN YHSHUA – AMEIN!!!!
The Hebrew Messiah’s path is one of humility to the One and Only, and not one of entitlement to ourselves, as we teach today. So the next time we are rejoicing in our salvation, let’s pause and think what that means.
Our Messiah would never sanction taking on the sin of unrepentedness! This could never be so, for he knew that would prove to be in direct opposition of His Father’s message to mankind; and though this contrived message of salvation may sound like something a loving Father might do, it is not, for that is not what His very begotten son taught us. He said “follow me and do as I”, be obedient to the Word was our prescious Messiah’s final teaching.
The loving outstretched hand of Elohim is available, but not to serve us, it is there to help us, if we so choose to reach out for it. This entails action on our part, a daily walk that is manifested in our acceptance of the Word (Psalms 1: 1-3), indeed our love of the Word, that which eventually comes to live in us that in it we may offer the same to others, that they too may be risen from the dead, as we were once, as YHshua was, HalleluYH.
Any other approach to salvation is not in the original Word of YH and the reason why our faith today is in such trouble. We are warned that hasatan would be in opposition to the body of Messiah, as such, wanting to divide it; sound familiar to where we are?
ELOHIM works in full UNITY friends!!!! We must realize what is happening and turn to the original message given us by our Savior, either that or continue to live the lie that Elohim, the ancient of times, has proven to patiently warn against, this in the hopes that we will hear before His return. He is telling us, trust Me not the self-righteous man, He who proves to be the Word, trust the Word and you trust Me.
His Word is there for our instruction, edification and so forth, but that does not mean man’s add-ons or takeaways are His Word, He was referring to what was written originally, that though the Bible today still proves upwards of 95% verifiable, we owe it to our Father to know what the other five or so percent is: As any general would swear-by, know your enemy that you may identify him. In YH’s Words? test their manifestations.
Let’s become true disciples of His word, let’s learn to love and safeguard our loving Father’s outstretched hand by putting aside what we know man’s hand is, that when our Messiah returns he will be pleased to know we have graduated from disciples to apostles; students to teachers. This entails a true individual effort of love for truth. The resources are at our fingertips.
Always remembering, as Messiah told us in Revelations 2, many will be spit out of his mouth; that we not forget, we have a lot of work to do – if indeed we are to follow in his steps, that which brings salvation to the lost. There is a day when that outstretched hand will close, He tells us this will occur when we least expect it, “HE WILL COME AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT”, let’s be ready for that glorious day, let’s be in Him and not in us please!!!!
That we come to Part 9, a lead-in to trinity, an introduction to word play that has prepared a path to pagan doctrines, that which continues to plague Messiah’s body, that of the continued effects of replacement theology. As we have learned, a slow yet methodical process to today’s reality of pagan integration into what originally was a set-apart belief system. May YH’s Grace be ours.
Shalom my friends, always in YHshua, Amein.
Copyright © Ramiro Casas 2013
The State of Us? A Rift in Echad !!!!
Edited and Proofread by an anonymous child of YHWH
Word Play, a Precursor.
Before revisiting, one last time, our main topic on trinity, it is important to note the importance of understanding the true meaning of words and names in scripture, a revealing voyage that includes both visual and auditory queues: A first lifting of the veil.
As we have learned, the name Jesus is a Greek and Latin translation of the original name (YH)(shua), that when exposed to Greek translation looses the shortened form of the name of the Father (YH) but even worse picks up a sobering Greek influence at its end (sus). As we have also discussed, beyond losing their original sounds, Hebrew and Aramaic names and words can spell out full sentences, replacing them renders that information null, this bringing to light the remarkable properties of Hebrew words and names.
Here is a reminder of that, YHshua actually means YH’s Salvation is here. An extremely important sentence, one would think, right? The name Jesus nullifies this sentence. When was the last time you thought, “our Creator’s salvation is here”, when using it? As it turns out the name Jesus holds no further significance than that which man has applied to it. In today’s circle his name mostly meaning g-d, or the son of g-d who is g-d incarnate, the mystical Jesus.
We have already learned as far back as ~300 BC how the Tetragrammaton (YH)(WH) was replaced with baal (adonai), a word defined by Elohim as false deity. To help you on your word searches, here is a small list of very important word’s that do not concur with Hebrew and Aramaic versions of YHWH’s Word: (known to have pagan inference).
baal: Means l-rd (adonai). Replaced YHWH more than 6000 times in virtually all Bible translations: Elohim’s name taken worthlessly, in vain!
iesous: Excludes YH (the name of the Father which is in the son) & shua (Salvation is here) – YHshua: (Ie)sous, a Greek word with zeus sound (sous) at end, a word that takes away an intended message by YHWH. The modern word coming from the latin transliteration of iesous, to iesus and later jesus, the letter “j” taking the place of the “i” incorporated around the 6th century AD. On its own it means nothing except a name: Messiah’s name taken worthlessly, in vain!
g-d: A Germanic Deity (Gudan or Gawd): Integrated by Catholicism between 4th to 6th century AD. Replaced the plural Elohim more than 4000 times in virtually all Bible translations: Elohim’s essence taken worthlessly, in vain!
Remember the halo we saw around Peter’s head above? That was a visual queue. Let’s now define pagan influences in auditory queues. Let’s think phonetics now, that of the sounds of translated words or names. First let’s look at language.
As mankind has come to define it, language is a tool of organized sound that communicates a verbal message, extremely useful in identifying what it is we are trying to accomplish. I realize the analogy I am going to use here is cause for disagreement amongst some, so we will only label this a working hypothesis for now, though I think you will find throughout your studies it will turn into more than just that; how sounds truly are just as important as the letters that eventually organized them.
In the Greek, i.e.(sous) and Latin ie(sus), there are two distinct sounds, compound words. Let’s first use the Latin which is newer (ie)(sus), now look at the Hebrew name of Messiah (YH)(shu)(a), try to phoneticise them both, are they the same sounds? Clearly not, but many would say, these are two different languages as such the sounds have to be different, and they would be partially right. The point here is not so much they are different languages, but the sounds? bear with me here.
Let’s do the same with the Greek word (ie) (sous), remember, this word was Greek as such it carries a Greek sound into our English vernacular; put an ear to the sounds given off here (notably the second part of the word) and try to think of the influence we have shown Greek mythology to have had on scriptural words (i.e. the Greek Septuagint). Do you see what this sounds like? If you said a man g-d on his heavenly throne, you hit the proverbial nail on its head – no pun intended. In time the letter “J” replaced the letter “i” in Iesus (Latin) forming the name we use today Jesus.
Do you recall how Paul told us a congregation in Corinth referred to him and Appolo’s as deities? That one begins to see a clearer picture of how paganism began its integration into Christianity, eventually much of that ~5% we discussed earlier that is not in concordance with original texts; words and names. The point here is that paintings or images were not the only form of pagan integration, language just another example; the zeus man would see his way in, in more ways than one.
Now, take a look at the picture below, see the depiction of a creator looking down from heaven? Be honest, does this not look like the Greek rendition of zeus?
See the similarity with the Greek image of a bearded g-d in heaven? Pretty self-righteous right? That of trying to create the image of our Creator in our likeness. One wonders if putting our parishioners on alters, doesn’t fall into this higher than thou modus operandi, again that of the the self-righteous man. We could even go further and draw another contrast to Solomon, that of the throne he built, remember? the 6 steps, 6 lions on one side and 6 on the other, the 666?
A Greek mythological perspective, that of the bearded man g-d. In another picture yet more pagan overtones. Take a look at how they portray the first pope, the so called King Peter, kneeling before YHshua:
A reality that we know scripture tells us is wrong, yet a reality etched in the visual realm of our Judeo-Christian history.
YHshua never told anyone to kneel for him, quite the opposite, he proved humility in his walk, that in addition to his defense of the first, second and third commandments, our Hebrew Messiah’s teaching makes kneeling to saints an affront to Elohim, yet many today continue this practice, saying, “a g-d man makes me feel closer to my g-d, makes me feel safer and more protected”. Sound like the me syndrome to you? Or as Solomon said, the self-righteous man, he who does what he does to please himself or herself? The message? to fear men for they are the creator, and again man making himself into the image of the creator.
In the Bible we also learn of men who kneeled to angels, they are immediately told to stand, saying – they are nothing more than workers of the almighty Elohim (paraphrasing). Here is another kneeling example. The opposer of the Word, hasatan, told YHshua that if he would kneel before him once all nations would be his: Need we expound on YHshua’s answer?
The deification of saints in Catholicism is exactly the point here.
How interesting that YHshua always spoke about worshiping his Father in Heaven and not men, yet we see that the Greek and later catholic approach opting for a different message to our Messiah’s sentiment: Sound anti- Messiah to you? Sound anti-Christ maybe? Remember, the anti-Christ is not a deformed figure with horns, but according to Solomon a figure of man himself.
This is one of the reasons why the reformationist movement began in the mid 1400’s, that which would become today’s modern Christian church. None the less, a reformation that did not leave out a lot pagan matter, such as; SUNday, easter, christmas, and even that of kneeling to images such as a cross. These things are also not acceptable to our Elohim, and so Messiah YHshua would agree – in defense of the ten commandments.
Should we then not conclude these matters prove to be the proverbial “wolf in sheep’s clothing”? what Messiah and the prophet’s warned us would happen, that of the false prophet, the veil over our eyes? We need to wake up before it is too late!!!!
Here is another word that is significant as well.
The phrase holy spirit is yet another example of hasatan’s efforts to confuse YHshua’s body, a word that lends itself to a fear based doctrine that opposes the very meaning of faith. In its modern vernacular it misrepresents Elohim’s original Word, that which deals with a manifestation of an act, such as something that is set-apart from evil or not, nothing less, nothing more; the Hebrew meaning of the word cancelling this mystical concept of a holy spirit; in the Hebrew, if evil spirit (an evil manifestation), if holy-ghost or spirit, a set-apart manifestation (in or of YHWH).
This is why in Hebrew and Aramaic the spirit (Ruach) of the Father in Heaven is seen as set-apart (Kodesh) from evil manifestation – that which is of the World, referring to the things of the self-righteous man, and later translated to the mystical holy spirit (Ruach HaKodesh), not a spirit or ghost folks.
Ruach, unlike much of mainstream Christianity has been taught, is not an invisible force that acts on us, if not an outward action that is manifested from within us, such as the actions of the prophets who manifested the Word of Elohim, His Ruach HaKodesh. These prophets were not possessed with a so called holy spirit, an invisible force or spirit from above, as the Greek translations would have it; words that have changed YHWH’s original intent.
These prophets and workers of YHWH chose to manifest the Word and Works of Elohim; in other words, they did as the Father’s Word told them to do, in as much manifesting His Ruach HaKodesh. They were not injected with the will to do them, they proved to be filled with the love of the Word as such manifesting it: Anyone that reads scripture in fascination of its source knows what this love is. The living Word. HalleluYH.
Here is an important truth, when corrected back to the Hebrew, the use of the Greek derivative for the word spirit cancels out even the concept of trinity, a pagan concept, for we learn that the ruach (or as the Greek translators called it, kurios, later called spirit) is not a ghost-person (the third part of the trinity) if not a manifested action of good or evil.
Think of this, if not for the original concept of ruach, that of a manifested action, then how would we ever be able to test the ruach (manifestation) of others that we may then know who they are, scripture tells us to do this; in Greek and other translations the word spirit at times meaning an invisible force, yet at other times meaning a manifestation? In the Hebrew it always means an outward manifestation; a product or potential, but never a ghost spirit.
As to how this applies to the trinity, the concept of the original meaning of an outward manifestation (ruach) is what can be confirmed, not a ghost. YHshua’s outward manifestation proved he had the Ruach HaKodesh, the Father’s set-apart potential, should we not forget YHshua could have changed his mind at any point throughout his ministry but didn’t.
Words like spirit and holy would prove vague and misleading, yet other words would also fall victim to Greek and pagan mysticism, as we have already discussed, a partial product of the Hellenization (Greek paganization) of scripture (~300 to 60 BC ): What for many may seem an impossible task, that of identifying pagan words, really isn’t. The good news? there is a way to get around this otherwise insurmountable reality, that of ~5% of add-ons or take-aways: A Hebrew Concordance or Lexicon, either online or in book version. Remember, it is not so much the sheer number of words that have been changed, if not the few important ones that have impacted the message. Some of these have been shared here.
Also, we can look to saving a lot of time by getting our hands on a Hebrew (direct) to English Bible translation; but know this friends, one way or the other, it will be an eye-wakening experience. So prepare yourselves to suddenly see what YHWH is saying versus what a self-righteous man has added or taken away.
Now then, shouldn’t we ask, “are we making an attempt to verify the words we read in scripture? Are they what the original words mean? Is this important to the Creator who gave us those words? If so, where has man added or taken from that Word?” These questions come to the core of this study, “are we absolutely sure we know what part of what we read is the original intent of Abba (Father in Hebrew), or doctrinal brain washing from man?“ “Are we listening to catch that of doctrine when we read His Word?”
We must remember – this voyage we call Christianity is not about salvation in doctrine, it speaks of a one on one relationship that eventually turns into a face to face interview with Elohim. So again, “are we absolutely sure we know what part of what we are told is the original intent of Abba, or that of man’s?” What we should know is that this voyage we have embarked on begins with a discipleship, a reality that requires active participation from us in Him, the Word.
If the answer to the questions above is no, it’s not important to seek these things out, then are we not doing exactly the same as Israel did – blindly depending on their appointed leaders, even their translated works? Should we forget what the end result was for Israel each and every time they turned to their own voices? There is a reason why YHshua said, “seek and you shall find”, he saw what was coming, reiterating at every turn, that YHWH’s intended message is set-apart from man’s self-righteousness, a warning to look to His intended message and not that of the self-righteous man (i.e. religious doctrine).
Sadly our Bible translations have suffered, but not so much at the hands of the few, if not at the hands of the many – the followers that is, we are the ones who have blindly trusted the few. But what proves even saddest is how Elohim knows that we know this: He says He knows us to the sinew (our tendons folks). Nothing gets by our Heavenly Father…. HalleluYH!!!!
His Word tells us that YHshua’s return comes after the last trumpet sounds. So please, do not depend on others to decide what your relationship will be with Him on that day and time, let the Father’s original thoughts guide you (His Hebrew /Aramaic Word), the resources abound today more than ever. You will not regret turning into a disciple in YHshua’s thoughts.
The product of our equations – tell the story of us today friends, with more than 36K fractions in what should be a united body, that of our denominations. There comes a time when we have to realize why this is, and again, where history teaches us how we have allowed ourselves to be influenced by the self-righteous man within, that which lead to the replacement of our Heavenly Father’s name, that of mysticism, trinitarianism, baals, pagan feasts, yes folks, the anti-Messiah is nearer than we care to face, it is called the disobedient child, he that knows all.
For those of us that love our Abba above all, these matters will ignite our insides with a passion to right a wrong, that no different to His jealousy, over he who tries to take us, our jealousy should also be incited over those who do the same to Him, His Word and teaching; a seeking out of the intended message of our Creator with fervor, that we may learn to manifest Him and not hasatan: That we may right a wrong.
Should we forget that what we eat is what we become, the bread and wine that comes from the Word? The only food we are called to eat!!!! In the Hebrew or Aramaic vernaculars the word holy (Kodesh) means to be set-apart from anything that is not of the Word of Elohim. Those who are set-apart, live in the Word not in the world; anything else is just not corroborated by the original message of our Creator!!!!
So, you see, there is no invisible force that is holy folks!!!! A mislead fabrication to create dependency in fear (anti-faith), trapping many to believe that an earthling man is somehow an instrument to free us of unholy spirits (non-existent), a proven lie according to the original vernacular of the Word, a product of an earthling man that proved no better than Solomon’s own falling.
That a man can somehow command damned souls /ghosts to do their bidding, all in the name of Ie(sous), a Greek messiah? is a lie fabricated by man to control man: A self-righteous man that suddenly turns into a holy conqueror of spirits, cleansers of sins, exorcist’s of demons, a g-d man himself: This compliments of an early catholicism.
With exception to Samuel’s misunderstood ghost story and few other examples also easily explained, the ancient Hebrew does not support such things as invisible manifestations called a spirit, so why do we find this in modern Bibles?…. clearly an early version of all we have discussed here, that which has slowly evolved into our modern Bibles, that which began with Greek and Jewish mysticism. As we reflect on what is written we must remember who wrote it, for scripture can only be beneficial if it comes from YHWH, not men that have fallen to raising themselves to the level of Elohim; an assault to the first, second and third commandments.
We should never forget that Elohim made us in His image and likeness, a huge testament. In this we learn we have incredible capacity to create and change things, capacity that if misplaced can also lead us into wrong thinking, such as the self-righteous man Solomon warned us of that which can only manifest destructive thoughts, thoughts which we know can be manifested into dreams and yes even visions, as proven even in science: Sorry my friends, Elohim says Casper’s are neither friendly or mean, they simply are not.
Next time you hear of someone that sees something strange (a so called spirit), tell them to immediately humble themselves to the Word of Elohim, their Bible, and meditate in the Word; and watch what happens as the soothing Words of the Almighty bring a troubled mind into a place of shalom (peace). This is the magnificence of our Father’s Word, that though we have changed some of the messages, the rest remains intact. A Word that blots out the negative thoughts that lead to negative effects, that we should always remember, a mind is equipped for more than we know.
What history proves is how religion has created a pseudo-faith (false faith) which elevates a self-serving man, that of the 666, that of the anti-Messiah, to leadership positions; that the phrase, ”the Truth shall free you” should abound, and so YHshua would agree!!!!
This word is credited for anchoring this concept of a singular Elohim, a bearded Father that sits on a throne. The word comes from the names gudan or gawd, a pagan Germanic deity assimilated by catholicism between the 4th and 6th century AD: A word that poses one of many continued challenges to Elohim’s own definition of self, that of His union in many (His plurality) that YHWH tells us. Let’s define the word further:
“The earliest written form of the Germanic word god comes from the 6th century Christian Codex Argenteus. The English word itself is derived from the Proto-Germanic *gudan. Most linguists agree that the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European form *ghu-to-m was based on the root *ghau(e)-, which meant either “to call” or “to invoke”. The Germanic words for god were originally neuter – applying to both genders – but during the process of the Christianization of the Germanic peoples from their indigenous Germanic paganism, the word became a masculine syntactic form.
The capitalized form God was first used in Ulfilas’s Gothic translation of the New Testament, to represent the Greek Theos. In the English language, the capitalization continues to represent a distinction between monotheistic “God” and “gods” in polytheism. In spite of significant differences between religions such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, the Baha’i Faith, and Judaism, the term “God” remains an English translation common to all.” End quote.
In Solomon’s end of life testimony he comments how his self-righteousness leads to vanity, worthlessness; a reflection of nothing more than all that had been and was in man. Solomon was one of those chosen ones, a man king who Elohim himself gave His Word (Wisdom) to in a dream; a man king that fell from that Wisdom to his own, his vanity leading him to a falling from Grace, indeed a falling to other deities; he had become the self-serving man, the 666. I know you have been wondering about this one, so here it is straight from the Word:
(DARBY) 1 Kings 10:18-25
“18 And the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with refined gold: 19 the throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was rounded behind; and there were arms on each side at the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the arms;20 and twelve lions stood there on the one side (6) and on the other (6) upon the (6) steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.”
Solomon’s story a revealing lesson to each and every one of us, that of man’s capacity. Above we see the third king of Judah, son of David, sitting on a throne built by him on the Temple grounds – mind you, he had just finished building the House of YHWH; a throne made of ivory and gold not in YH’s building order. Leading up to his throne he built 6 steps with 6 lions on one side and 6 on the other; the 666 ladies and gentlemen, that this should be cause for pausing and looking in the mirror.
So much for the demon ghosts /spirit that come upon men, this is an act that is manifested by man.
When was the last time you had someone point this out to you at church? One would think a poignant argument to looking at the man or woman in the mirror, an important lesson written in the Word for us to learn. Food for thought, that we should be so lucky to demystify who hasatan is that we may know who our true enemy is, the goal to win the battle; or as Paul would say, to running a good race: A message to the humble.
At the end of his days Solomon finally realizes that to turn from the Word of Elohim means death in life, the ways of hasatan.
(NIV) Ecclesiastes 12:13 ” 13 Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God (Elohim) and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.”
Here the 666 can prove to be any man or woman who opposes the Word of Elohim, Solomon only happens to be the first on record to speak of the man in the mirror, sort-of-say. After Solomon’s death, the kingdom of Israel was split and eventually disbanded; a product of his unfortunate equation.
Do more than 36K denominations of One supposed body of Messiah sound like a split to you? That we now continue to take a look at the evolving product of an earlier self-serving man, those who began that of the replacement of our Elohim, indeed, His Word and teaching” Part 10.
Shalom my friends, always in YHshua, Amein.
Copyright © Ramiro Casas 2013
The State of Us? A Rift in Echad !!!!
Edited and Proofread by an anonymous child of YHWH
Dictionary.com says this on holy trinity. “Also called Blessed Trinity, Holy Trinity, the union of three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, or the threefold personality of the one Divine Being”
A definition that should by now sound foreign to all the corroborative evidence we have seen here, the tip of a mountain that has been buried throughout the centuries. These, ladies and gentlemen, are the Egyptian and Greek trinitarian deities that our sense of entitlement (our self-righteousness) proved to inject into our Judeo-Christian belief: A result of turning from YHWH.
Catholic.com defends trinity. (Observations in parenthesis)
The parallelism (Parallels do not Unite folks!!!!) of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit is not unique to Matthew’s Gospel, but appears elsewhere in the New Testament (e.g., 2 Cor. 13:14, Heb. 9:14), as well as in the writings of the earliest Christians (You mean – those that lead to the Council of Nicaea decision for trinity?), who clearly understood them in the sense that we do today—that the Father (Elohim’s Word), the Son (The right hand of Elohim), and the Spirit (The manifestation of the Word of Elohim, (YH)(shua) are three divine persons who are one divine being (God) (Elohim).” …
Misleading words upon misleading words!!!! When will it stop!!!!
This form of theology turned the Father into the Son, and the ruach into an invisible power within same (the holy ghost), that of a bearded father that acted to zap the disobedient with punishment (sound like Greek mythology to you?). These are the sort of things the so called Greek deities personified, and what small changes to the original Word of Elohim have allowed man to do: Makes one wonder why we are told not to add or take from His Word right?
To most every one’s confusion, the son was now the father and carrying on a conversation with himself? The truth off course, is that YHshua speaks to the father all the time, not himself; “unto you I commend my Ruach (that which I manifest) Father” is one example (a paraphrase) of YHshua’s last words to Elohim… or, “pass this cup from me, if it be your will Father” (again paraphrasing), that in the trinitarian argument we see a son, who is the father, asking the father for permission to not be crucified? Does that in itself sound probable? In mysticism it does.
A foreign concept to the Hebrew reality that can only come of a Greek and later Latin translation, that of culturally diffused mythology and religion: But what came first friends, the Greek, the Latin or the Hebrew? We must understand whose WORD we are following that we do not repeat the same mistakes of the past. Which brings us to the same questions, “is that ~ 5% too much to ask of us to investigate?”: An easy proposition to accomplish today where information is no further than our fingertips.
I realize this has or will challenge what most of us have been taught, but are we not supposed to be challenged when seeking – that we may find truth? As we learned earlier, Messiah tells us to test what our leaders are manifesting (saying and doing)… as I urge all to do with this study as well. We are here not for our truth but His truth. This an invitation for you to thoroughly investigate this matter. Elohim tells us to be set-apart, not of the self-righteous man’s thinking, but His. Be brave and challenge yourselves to learn His truth not ours: The History is written.
In YHshua’s own words:
(NIV) John 14: 6-7. 6 Jesus (YHshua – the Word’s salvation is here) answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life (the way to live). No one comes to the Father except through me (except through my life). 7 If you really know me, you will know[b] my Father as well (if you do as I teach, you will be in the Father). From now on, you do know him and have seen him (to His disciples, followers, they are living Elohim’s manifested WORKS – the WORD in person, the Host of the YHWH).”
YHshua taught that we could be ONE in the Father, but that did not mean we would be about our own work- but about YHshua’s WORKS (THE INTENDED WORD). What he was saying was, anyone who is willing to be in union with him, the Word, can be in union with the Father; any other choice will yield disunity, and again, what we see in the body today.
As the original vernacular of Elohim teaches us, the Father is the manifested Works of many as ONE, Elohim, great Ones that are in perfect union in Heaven, not three divine sources that are one on earth; that we begin to see the very Word of Elohim come to life.
(NIV) John 17: 20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father (the Word of Elohim, YHWH), just as you are in me and I am in you (One Word). May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory (his sacrifice and resurrection, the manifestation of the Word) that you (the Plural Elohim) gave me, that they may be one as we are one.”….
….“ IN UNITY NOT DISUNITY”!!!!
Above YHshua hopes we will become one in him. When he speaks of this union he is saying his hopes are we may be in him as he is in Elohim (he and the many as One, and no different to us the many as one); a concept that we can never grasp from a singular g-d man point of view; exactly what the enemy of Elohim cares to accomplish, a blind source of worship.
The Hebrew /Aramaic providing a clear window, an open eye to what is pagan, something we seldom if ever learn in church. So why don’t we tell it like it is? Have we so fallen into ignorance that we feel helpless in the face of truth (pagan worship in scripture, the 666 within)? How is it that we have been looking to a Greek Messiah and not our Hebrew Messiah? We should be asking this and more!!!!
The next question then must be, can we reverse this? Can we turn away from this false teaching back to the One and True Word of our Creator? If we don’t then we have learned nothing from our histories, that which proves evident in today’s disunity within Messiah, that of the blind leading the blind; that we should remember what YHshua himself said in Revelations 3 “I will spit you out of my mouth”; and what will happen on an individual level that day.
The good news? all we need to do is turn back to our loving Elohim’s original Way, our Salvation, the true Word, not mans’!!!! This is what defines our love of our Heavenly Father, that we seek Him not man!!!! Does researching ~5% seem so outrageous now? Please consider these things as you read your Bibles, PAUSING AND CORRECTING THESE WORDS IN YOUR MINDS AS YOU READ. (Varied Hebrew, straight-to-English versions are available, as well as online Hebrew Concordances and Lexicons).
This is the concept scripture teaches on Echad, or Oneness of Elohim’s Word. Our Heavenly Father is neither a bearded man that sits on a throne or three deities in one. His begotten son YHshua is the right hand amongst YHWH’s Armies, in other words One in Elohim; the manifested Works or Word of Elohim are in him and other hosts, yet YHshua is the right hand and so we know from creation forward: see John 1:1-3.
This is the same YHshua that John tells us existed in the beginning, that he was with and was Elohim at the same time, and again the many parts that unite to form One, Elohim: The Angels that sing when but one child is brought into the fold of salvation, is an example of that Elohim, the voices and melody an example of the Father, and so it is that we are loved by many yet by One.
A Father’s Grace is His Word (His manifested Ruach HaKodesh), that His manifestation has come to us through angels, prophets, men and women, and YHshua, all with One message of salvation, in choice, that we either turn from the Word – to our own destruction, or turn to the Word – for our eternal salvation: It is that simple.
His loving outstretched hand tells us He wants us to turn to His Word, not to hasatan, the self-righteous man’s word. His Grace is the act of the offering that we may choose of course. But please choose, His return is imminent, as a thief in the night. He will return my friends – that as we begin to close in part 11, we again reconsider the things shared in this lesson.
May YHWH be blessed in all our works. HalleluYH.
Shalom my friends, always in YHshua, Amein.
Copyright © Ramiro Casas 2013
The State of Us? A Rift in Echad !!!!
Edited and Proofread by an anonymous child of YHWH
A Closing Thought.
Culture is comprised of societal norms which form the identity of a people. This identity is manifested in a society’s way of life, an output of product that is the ruach of the culture – if you would – the peoples identity; outcomes which tell us of varied drivers (established norms) that lead same; steering mechanisms such as religion, morays, food, dance, taboos, etc. These factors produce a product, or manifestation (ruach) if you would.
And so the question remains, “What is our product today?” The answer can be seen in the drivers we have created, that as we move forward in time the product becomes clearer. To be realistic, we need not go too far to notice how we manifest less and less His Works, while more and more manifesting ours; that we should stop and hear Solomon’s words, that which tells us the equation is one which is formed by our day to day choices, that which drives to shalom in Messiah or turmoil in the 666: A message of humility within, for history and prophecy tell us it is our self-righteousness that leads to our fall.
Messiah is the final covenant for mankind, the driver if you would. It is Elohim’s hope that His children prove to be one (Echad) in YHshua (the Word of Elohim), as YHshua proved to be One in the Word of Elohim; but He will not force us, this is a matter of individual choice, where many will be lost to their vanity, as Israel’s account proves: Yet hope remains.
In John’s words:
(NIV) 1 John 3: 4-6 “4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. 5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins (that we may do as he taught us and not sin). And in him (the Word) is no sin. 6 No one who lives in him (follows his teaching) keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.”: The final Word to humanity from a loving Father!!!!
That by now we should see the Hebrew perspective (His perspective) offer us a clearer picture as to what the conclusive message of YHWH intends, that we relinquish our old selves, our drivers, for His teaching, His true Word; this is what being born again means, a far cry from an alter call and weekly shots of endorphin (the ‘I feel good’ holy spirit), as we see in most of today’s denominations.
This salvation is about a daily walk, a work that molds us into that which YHshua was, the perfect example of an obedient child. This Messiah, who through our commitments to his walk, leads us into a different reality to that which opposes the Word of YHWH, one of eternal salvation now and forever, one of shalom (peace): This Messiah spoke to us from the Hebrew man’s perspective, not another.
So, are we living in him? Is today’s body of YHshua truly reflective of Messiah? or of us. Each of us have much to lose if we can’t answer these questions fully and truthfully, without bias.
(NIV) 2 Kings 17:23 “until the Lord (YHWH- the Word) removed them from his presence, as he had warned through all his servants the prophets. So the people of Israel were taken from their homeland into exile in Assyria, and they are still there.”
The repetitive story of a stiff-necked nation that would fall away from the Word to their own devices (to themselves), that YHWH tells us will end soon!!!!!
Adam and Eve (the snake in the tree – a baal, a l -rd)
Noah’s lineage (Ham would become Canaan – filled with baals, l-rds)
Abraham’s lineage (Israel to worship baals – l-rds.)
Catholicism (Popes, fathers, saints, pagan feasts, images – baals, the l–rds)
Christianity (Pastors, images, pagan feasts, baal – the l-rd)
A history that brings us right back to the man in the mirror that Solomon spoke of: How can it be we are here again?
(KJV) Jeremiah 2:8 “8 The priests said not, Where is the Lord (the Word of Elohim YHWH?) and they that handle the law knew me (the Word YHWH) not: the pastors also transgressed against me (against the Word, YHWH), and the prophets prophesied by Baal (l-rd), and walked after things that do not profit.”
What is the common denominator here? The Self-
Righteous man, hasatan within.
The equation? We accepted and continue to accept pagan integration into the body of Messiah!!!!
The Product? The breakdown of the body of Messiah; more than 38,000 denominations!!!!
And ultimately, the breakdown of society and the world as a whole!!!!
A people who would not HEAR!!!!
(NIV) Deuteronomy 6 “4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord (Word – YHWH) our God (Elohim), the Lord (Word – YHWH) is one (Echad).”
All is vanity, worthlessness, said the fallen Solomon.
Hope this lesson has helped to convict you that to look into history and scripture is a worthy endeavor, where our Heavenly Father is concerned. Thank you for your viewing this post, I am only an email away if you have any questions. May we always seek truthfully, that we may find truth, In YHshua, Amein.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND TIME. MAY YHWH’S LOVING OUTSTRETCHED HAND OF SALVATION, BE OURS IN YHSHUA HAMASHIACH, AMEIN.
MAY YHWH’S WILL BE DONE IN US (ON EARTH) AS IT IS IN HEAVEN !!!!
In YHshua, Amein.
A Thought to leave with….
(NIV) John 10:29 “My Father who gave them to me is greater (The Armies of YHWH) than all, and no one is able to snatch anything from my Father’s hand.” 30 “I and my Father, We are One (ECHAD).”