This issue of YAHSHUA'S
was published for SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2006
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From the Editor
Amazing Find Plus News Reveals Prophetic Events
The Goats Of Atonement by Jerry Healan
Who Are YHWH’S Chosen People? by Brick Parris
Did Yahshua Nullify The Law Of Clean And Unclean Meats?
The Worm That Dieth Not by Dave Ganton
An Aid To Scriptural Study by Johnny McCarty
EDITOR:Jerry Healan ASSOCIATE EDITOR: John McCarty
For comments or inquiries please write to YEA, P. O. Box 31, Atlanta, TX 75551.
From the Editor
UNITED WE STAND
One of the major mottos of our country is the above title. But are you taking notice concerning what is going on in our nation among our leaders and people? Are you noticing the venom that is being exhibited by our leaders? Oh, if they were exhibiting anger and hatred against the enemies that have attacked us, that would be one thing, but the venomous hatred that is being exhibited is by our leaders of one party against the other. This anger, hatred and bitterness is not working in the best interest of our nation or people. Yahshua said, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand," Mt. 12:25.
Much of the division being sown in our government is being done by leaders in order to gain power and prestige for self and or their party. But whether you have noticed it or not, we are in a war. To create or cause division during a war is treasonous, to say the least. The sinking of the Lusitania led to a uniting sentiment that eventually caused us to enter into World War I. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about a unity that caused us to enter into World War II. The attack on the twin towers in New York led to a national and political unity that caused us to begin to wage war on the terrorism disseminated by fanatical Islam. But alas, we have degenerated from the hardy, self-sacrificing peoples that we were only a generation ago.
Is it possible that we, as a whole, suffer from ADD? (Attention Deficit Disorder) We no longer seem to be able to have the patience that it takes to focus on anything for any length of time. When we are hungry, we want our food immediately, so we either go to the fast foods restaurants or slap something in the microwave and we have what we want in moments.
Have we been trained to be impatient? Are we being trained to be impatient? What tools would be utilized to bring this about? How about running this experiment for yourself. Almost all of us have at least one television. Turn off all of the lights in the house, turn on the television, but mute it so that all you have is the light available from the television. Then sit there or you can even go into another room and watch this from a distance. You will notice that the television will flicker constantly. When there is no other light and there is no sound, you will find that this will become irritating after awhile. (At least it is for me.)
Is this constant flickering, which is irritating without any other light and without sound, what is helping to cause our impatience? Is it training us (subliminally) and our children to exhibit the symptoms of ADD?
Another problem is that we don’t have to build things slowly as we did in times past. We have been blessed with such prosperity that our young people want to begin life with everything at their fingertips. New expensive cars, houses, land, etc. You don’t have to wait, just borrow. We are living like kings, but in many cases, in order to do this, we are working like slaves. We don’t have time to rest.
Even our music has to have a very rapid beat to it. Gone are the days when classical music, slow dances, etc., are popular. I don’t like to watch movies very much at all, but some of the things that I see concerning the music, dancers and entertainment today is that everything is sped up. People on a dance floor are constantly gyrating, and wriggling like a mass of worms.
The Prophet Daniel was told, "shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased," 12:4. We are in the last days. Many are running to and fro upon the face of this earth in a frenzy that is unprecedented. The increase of our knowledge is also unprecedented.
But another thing is being brought about by this fast paced world that is gaining tremendously in knowledge, but not the knowledge of Yahweh. We are being trained to be dissatisfied. We are being trained to be impatient. We are being divided into various camps of discontent. We are being trained to be extremely critical. We are being set up for a GREAT FALL!
Prophecy is being fulfilled upon a world that is extremely knowledgeable concerning physical things, but ignorant and blinded concerning spiritual things. In these last days, we must turn to our Creator Yahweh, His Beloved Son and our Savior Yahshua the Messiah and their word of truth. Therein we will learn patience. Therein we will learn trust. Therein we will learn hope. Therein we will learn to be focused on a future that is sure based upon the promise of His Word. Therein we will find a confidence that will never fail. United with Yahweh through Yahshua, we will stand and never fall.
True riches are found in Yahweh’s word. A true and sure future is found in Him. Establish your foundation on Yahshua in accordance with Yahweh’s word. Stand united with Him and your blessings and pleasures will endure forever and ever. HalleluYah!!!!!
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Things are happening in this world to begin to bring about more powerful prophetic fulfillment. Certain things have taken place that will help us to understand what is really happening and why.
By Jerry Healan
here to tell you that the Scriptures are alive! I am here to tell you that
prophetic events are being fulfilled! Two seemingly unrelated events, actually
three (two of them are interrelated) have occurred within days of each other.
These events have been proclaimed in the news around the world, yet, only those
who have their minds set upon Yahweh’s word can understand the significance of
these events! But then, even a fourth event is also related to these other
three. Sound confusing? Well….just read on.
We all know about the war in Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel. These
conflicts are quite interrelated because the Muslims hate the Jews and the
nation named “Israel,” and they also hate America for our support of that
nation. Of course, we do have a paradoxical situation there because America not
only has supported the Jewish nation of Israel and poured billions of dollars
into her annually, but America has also poured billions of dollars in support
into many of the nations surrounding Israel, especially the Palestinians.
The assault on the twin towers in New York City has caused America to
become involved even more deeply than she cared to be in the Middle-Eastern
conflict. We now have troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. This author has understood
since the beginning that we have been lured into a trap, which has been set up
by our enemies.
But another trap has been set also. Several years ago Israel had entered
into Lebanon because of the incursion of insurgents from that area and had
occupied that region for quite some time. But about six years ago, Israel, weary
of the vigilance and expense required for that occupation, was encouraged to
evacuate that area on the promise that a UN peace-keeping force
would replace them and secure and maintain the peace and safety.
We now know the story, don’t we? Hezbollah was allowed to operate
freely in that area, right under the UN’s nose. They built an elaborate tunnel
system, fortresses, defense systems, and armed themselves to the hilt with all
kinds of devastating weapons and rockets, preparing for a day when they would
utilize this system against Israel. Support for this came from Syria, Iran and
probably even Iraq.
The day to attack has come! They purposefully attacked Israel, capturing
soldiers and firing rockets into Israel’s northernmost cities. They
purposefully lured Israel into this conflict. It seems that they want to lure
Israel into an Iraqi type situation that America finds herself in.
It is interesting that the attack was revealed before the terrorists were
fully prepared. You see, the Iranians, according to a Stratfor Intelligence
Report, had ordered Hezbollah to create a disturbance during the G-8 Summit
because they wanted to take attention off of their preparations for nuclear
weapons. Hezbollah responded by attacking an Israeli outpost, killing several
soldiers and taking two prisoner. The Israelis began their retaliation campaign
and Hezbollah decided to go ahead with their terror campaign by firing rockets
into Northern Israel. Hezbollah intended to begin their terror campaign sometime
in September, October. Sound familiar? Right around the Feast days. They let the
cat out of the bag. The UN is traitorous, to say the least.
Traitors in our own country “voted for the war against Iraq, before
they voted against it.” Now that we are there, the traitors are finding every
opportunity to condemn the administration, the military and their attempts to
revamp the country into a self-supporting democracy (which is yet another story
in itself that must be dealt with). The news media is also utilizing every
opportunity to “find fault” with American troops, completely ignoring or
glossing over the savagery of the enemy when Americans and American troops fall
into the hands of the enemy.
The Israeli news service “Arutz Sheva” has posted a news article on
this very find, which serves to confuse the issue. They say that it was
originally erroneously reported that the book was open to Psa. 83. But confusion
came in when others claimed that it was opened to Psa. 82
Specifically speaking, Yahweh’s true “hidden
ones” currently are the 144,000 firstfruits. (Rev. 7 & 14)
Did you know that the Celts, Goths, Gauls, etc., were descended from the
northern kingdom of Israel. There are many works available in today’s literary
world, which prove that such is true. Ireland, where the subject “amazing
find” was discovered, was anciently known as “Iddewan” or Jew’s land in
the ancient Irish, Celtic dialect. Did you know that many of these ancient
Celtic peoples lived in Western Europe in a land named “Armorica?”
Guess what the Wikipedia
says about “Amorica!” Amorica
was originally a fabled continent in ancient Greek myth. The Greeks believed it
to be a paradise across the western ocean where some Greeks lived and
intermarried with the natives. The Phoenicians also wrote of such a place.
Later, the Romans believed this to be the island of Britain.
After that, the southern part of the British island was renamed Britannica,
or Britain after the Briton tribes living there. Only Scotland was named Amorica
then. The name faded when the Scots renamed it Scotland. America may have been named after the fabled continent of
Greek myth, rather than after Amerigo Vespucci.
http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Amorica_(legend) This author has had this
understanding for quite some time, but now it is posted on the internet for all
to see. (Also see article on “Armorica” on Wikipedia.)
So it is basically easy to recognize who Jewish Israel is. But Yahweh has
hidden Ephraim Israel among the nations. He cast the northern ten tribes of the
kingdom of Israel under rulership of the Ephraimite kings out of the land
because of their unrepentant Baal worship. He eventually cast the southern
kingdom of Judah Israel out of the land also because they saw what happened to
the northern kingdom of Israel and still turned to worship Baal and the worship
of other deities of the nations of the world. Actually, Judah Israel has been
overthrown and cast out of the land twice, once by Babylon and once by Rome.
The Hizbollah cross-border raid was timed to correspond with the G-8
summit, which was scheduled to talk about imposing sanctions on Iran to prevent
that country from building nuclear weapons. Iran, which funds, arms, and
controls Hizbollah sent orders to create a distraction that would prevent the
G-8 from talking about the nuclear issue. They did not expect that Israel would
actually defend itself but when it did they decided to open their planned rocket
offensive on Israel several months early.
The “spider-web” is holding out. Israeli democracy has not caved
under Hizbollah pressure, despite over two weeks of sustained rocket attacks on
our civilians. If Israel trusts in YHWH, then we will overcome any enemy that
stands against us. However, I fear Israel is putting too much trust in foreign
powers. Every night the political pundits murmur that we can only continue to
defend ourselves as long as world public opinion remains on our side. Israeli
army spokesmen repeatedly tell the people not to worry because the United States
and Europe support Israel’s right to defend itself.
This is the same mistake that our ancestors made thousands of years ago.
The prophets repeatedly warn us not to trust in foreign nations but to trust in
YHWH. When Assyria and later Babylonia threatened the kingdom of Judah our
ancestors turned to Egypt for support, rather than turning to YHWH. Isaiah 36:6
calls Egypt “the staff of splintered reed…that when a person leans on it, it
pierces his palm and punctures it. It appears trustworthy but when you rely on
it you get hurt. What will happen in two weeks when the missiles are still
flying and world public opinion turns against us? Will we have to get used to
regular missile attacks just as we have gotten used to regular terror attacks?
Or will we trust in YHWH and defeat our enemies?
“Do not trust in nobles or humans for there is no salvation in them.
Their spirit goes out and returns to the ground and on that day their plans are
lost. Happy is he who the El of Jacob is his helper and whose hope is in YHWH
his Elohim,” Psa. 146:3-5.” (End of letter.)
We all know that there is a country in today’s world called or named
“Egypt.” But there is a hidden Egypt! Where is that Egypt?
Our one dollar bill declares to us that our money is the payment of the
Egypt! The Masonic symbols of the Great Pyramid of Egypt is on the back with the
all seeing eye of the ancient Egyptian sun-god Horus hovering over it! At the
bottom of the seal there are the Latin words NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM. NOVUS = NEW; ORDO
= ORDER; SECLORUM = SECULAR or AGE. It has
been translated to mean “New age order,” or “New order of the age,” or
“New secular order,” or New World Order.”
At the top of the seal are the words ANNUIT COEPTIS. Our word “annuity”
(payment) is directly associated with the word Annuit.
COEPTIS is the ancient rendering for EGYPT!
Thus, “Annuit Coeptis” would mean
“PAYMENT OF EGYPT!”
Our Constitution was originally supposed to be established on the Word of
Yahweh. To secularize something means “to convert from ecclesiastical or
religious to civil or lay use, ownership, or control; to make worldly, to lift
the monastic restrictions from (a member of the clergy).”
It was written in our constitution that our government was to print our
money. This constitutional right was sold out to the “International Bankers”
by President Woodrow Wilson and the congress in 1913.
Things seemed to rock along quite well for quite some time, but in the
thirties the bankers withheld the money which brought about the “Great
Depression.” A “NEW DEAL” was made by the Franklin Delano Roosevelt
administration wherein America was declared to be bankrupt, thus our nation,
land, animals and people were sold out to the bankers.
Israel went down into Egypt and subsequently was sold into slavery.
Through a very clandestine conspiracy, American Israel has been sold into
slavery, which is announced on the back of our dollar bill. History repeats
Many of our own allies have learned and are learning that for them to
lean on America (modern-day spiritual Egypt), the prophecy of Isa. 36:6 is
Let’s see what Ezekiel has to say about these end times, “Moreover
the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against mount
Seir, and prophesy against it, And say unto it, Thus saith the Sovereign Yahweh;
Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand
against thee, and I will make thee most desolate. I will lay thy cities waste,
and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am Yahweh. Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and
hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the
time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:
Therefore, as I live, saith the Sovereign Yahweh, I will prepare thee unto
blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood
shall pursue thee. Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from
it him that passeth out and him that returneth. And I will fill his mountains
with his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers,
shall they fall that are slain with the sword. I will make thee perpetual
desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am
Yahweh. Because thou hast said, These two
nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it;
whereas Yahweh was there: Therefore, as I live, saith the Sovereign Yahweh, I
will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou
hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among
them, when I have judged thee. And thou shalt know that I am Yahweh, and that I
have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of
Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume. Thus with
your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against
me: I have heard them. Thus saith the Sovereign Yahweh; When the whole earth
rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate. As thou
didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount
Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am Yahweh,”
Esau has hated Israel with a perpetual hatred. Even though Esau may not
realize that America is Israel, there is a spirit that he is subject to, which
causes him to be Israel’s mortal enemy. Remember that Esau and Jacob were
twins. Before they were born, there was a spirit that caused them to struggle in
the womb to be the firstborn. While Esau was the firstborn, he eventually sold
his birthright to Jacob which greatly displeased Yahweh.
There are two twin nations in the world today, specifically America
(Jacob) and Russia (Esau/Edom/Amalek) who are at odds with each other and no
matter what appears on the surface, behind the scenes there is all sorts of
intrigue, conspiracy, and under-handed tactics going on.
Esau and his cohorts desire modern day Israel and America for his own
inheritance. As you read the press, and listen and view the media, notice how
slanted it is against Israel and America.
through an in-depth study of the Hebrew, is a combination of two Hebrew words
“bar” and “zalal.”
“Bar” is another modern-day Hebrew word for
“son.” “Zalal” is defined as, to shake, to quake,
fig. to be loose morally, worthless or prodigal! (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)
Notice that “zalal”
means to be “loose morally,” “worthless,” and “prodigal.” This is
certainly a viable description of men and the kingdoms of men in these last
days, especially in the habitations of Esau. Esau is spoken of with disdain in
the book of Hebrews chapter 12, verse 16. He is called a “fornicator” and
“profane” person. The word “fornicator” is translated from the Greek
word “pornos,” which is defined as, a (male) prostitute (as venal), i.e. (by
analogy) a debauchee
(libertine). In other words, a very loose and immoral person!
“Profane” comes from the Greek word “bebelos,” which Strong’s
defines as, from the base of 939
and belos (a threshold); accessible
(as by crossing the door-way), i.e. (by implication, of Jewish notions)
heathenish, wicked. #939
is the Greek word basis,
which is defined as, from baino
(to walk); a pace ("base"), i.e. (by implication) the foot.
This simply can’t just be a coincidence that the word FOOT is referred
to here, while the Latin kingdom of Italy (from whence comes Rome) is also in
the form of a FOOT or BOOT, and the final kingdom in Daniel’s prophecy has to
do with the legs, FEET, and toes! Whether you are a believer, an atheist or
whatever, I am here to tell you that we are created by an awesomely great
intelligence, which not only sustains us, but has the power to foretell,
prophesy events and bring them about! If you are an evolutionary atheist, you
need to begin to take a real hard look at what is transpiring in this world, as
well as the miracle of your own existence and the existence of creation, turn
your heart away from the foolishness of unbelief and begin to seek out your
Creator with all of your heart! You don’t have much time left. Atheism is a
doctrine of Amalek, a descendant of Esau.
Interestingly, the Hebrew word “Seir” is #8165 in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
and is defined as, formed like 8163; rough;
Seir, a mountain of Idumaea and its aboriginal occupants, also one in Palestine.
Seir is the “proper noun.” The “common noun” from whence the “proper
noun” is derived is almost the same word. It is #8163 and is the word sair, which is defined as, shaggy; as noun, a
he-goat; by analogy, a faun. But when it is translated into the English
Scriptures, it is translated as, devil,
kid, rough, satyr.
In the book of Revelation chapter 13, there is a beast that rises up out
of the sea having seven heads and ten horns with ten crowns on his horns (v.1).
Upon his heads are the names of
blasphemy. (“Name” should be plural according to The Interlinear Bible.)
This beast is a composite of the kingdoms that preceded it. Babylon had the
qualities of a lion (Dan. 7:4), Persia had the qualities of a bear (Dan. 7:5),
and Greece/Macedonia had the qualities of a leopard (Dan. 7:6). Rome is the
dreadful, terrible and exceedingly strong beast (Dan. 7:7-8). The dragon (Satan
the devil) gives this composite beast his power, seat and great authority. (Rev.
Going back to Gen. 36, we can look at these names and words utilized in
order to come to some deductions. Esau is taken from a Hebrew word meaning
“workman.” Edom means “red.” A mount is spiritual language for a
kingdom, country or government. Seir means devil, goat, hairy, faun, satyr, etc.
We also see in Hebrews 12 that the word “bebelos” (profane) has to do with
“heathenism” and “wickedness.”
Most of us understand where the old kingdom of Rome is in today’s
world. But many have forgotten that the power and government of Rome was
transferred to Roma Nova,
New Rome or Constantinople by Constantine called the Great (330 CE). After
Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 CE, the power of the eastern
half of the Roman government was transferred to Moscow, Russia being given into
the hand of the Czars or Tsars. Moscow became known in the annals of history as
the Third Rome!
One of the key Hebrew words for “wicked” is “rasha.” Does this sound like Russia? Russia
was known for hundreds of years to be the land of the TSAR. In Hebrew, tsar means enemy, foe, trial, trouble,
tribulation, affliction, etc. In these latter days, the government of the Tsar
was overthrown and another Edomite element took over the kingdom or country.
These have to be the descendants of Amalek. You see, Amalek attacked Israel in
the wilderness because Amalek didn’t fear Elohim (Dt. 25:18). Atheistic
Communists have taken over the kingdom of Russia in these latter days. In other
words, they fear not Elohim. They have also embraced the Communistic,
socialistic, humanistic doctrine, which causes them to be called “Reds!”
Edom means Red, for which he was named because he sold his birthright to Jacob
for a bowl of red soup (Gen. 25:29-30). What goes around comes around because
Marx and Engels were said to be Jewish, which would make them descendants of
Jacob. They sold Esau’s modern day descendants the delicious “red” food
Esau means “workman.” The ruling Communist party is said to be
governed by the “proletariat” which means “workman.” One of the
Scriptural epithets for Esau is “Dumah.” One of the Russian parliaments is
called the Duma!
Therefore, going back to the Scriptures quoted in
Genesis 36:8-9, we can now substitute some words, which might shed more light.
“Thus dwelt Esau (the workmen) in mount (the country, kingdom, government)
Seir (the devil, goat, satyr). And these are the generations of Esau (the
workman/proletariat) the father of the Edomites (Reds) in mount (the kingdom,
country, government) Seir (the devil, goat, satyr).”
To Be Continued…
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The book of Leviticus, chapter 16 reveals an ancient
ritual that was performed on behalf of Israel. Two kids of the goats were taken
from the flocks to be presented before Yahweh. One was to be slaughtered, while
the other was released alive to go into the wilderness alive bearing the sins of
the people. Many think that this goat is a type of Yahshua in His capacity to
take away our sins, but is this really the case? Let’s look into this ritual
to see if we can understand what this goat typifies.
By Jerry Healan
commanded the Levitical High Priest Aaron to, “…take of the congregation of
the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for
a burnt offering. And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which
is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house. And he
shall take the two goats, and present them before Yahweh at the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats;
one lot for Yahweh, and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Yahweh’s lot fell, and offer him
for a sin offering. But the goat, on
which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before Yahweh,
to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat
into the wilderness,” Lev. 16:5-10.
After Aaron offered the bullock for himself and his own family, he was
to, “…kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring
his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of
the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat: And
he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the
children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and
so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them
in the midst of their uncleanness. And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the
congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he
come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for
all the congregation of Israel. And he shall go out unto
the altar that is before Yahweh, and make an atonement for it; and shall take of
the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the
horns of the altar round about. And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with
his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of
the children of Israel,” vv. 15-19.
The Greek word for “figure” is parabole, which is translated elsewhere as
“parable!” Yahshua utilized parables in order to keep the understanding of
His words hidden from all but His disciples, “And the disciples came, and said
unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto
them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of
heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given,
and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be
taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because
they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand,”
Even Aaron’s entrance into the Holy of Holies once a year with the
atoning blood of the bullock and the goat was a parable to keep the people
blinded as to what they truly represented. Notice that the great overall
preponderance of Israel was blinded, “Even so then at this present time also
there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then is
it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works,
then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then? Israel hath
not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and
the rest were blinded (According as it is written, Yahweh hath given them the
spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not
hear;) unto this day. And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a
trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be
darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway. I say then, Have
they stumbled that they should fall? Yahweh forbid: but rather through their
fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy,”
Paul goes on to say that the overall preponderance of Israel was blinded
so that the rest of mankind, the non-Hebrews, might also be saved. Do you
understand this? Yahweh called His People Israel His sheep. Sheep were
sacrificial animals. Israel was sacrificed for the rest of the world. But
Yahshua is the ultimate sacrifice because He is the True Shepherd and the
Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. (Jn. 10)
The descendants of Adam have chosen Nimrod as their savior after the
flood. Babylon worshipped Marduk and Bel, both being Cain and one of his
descendants. The Persians worshipped Mithras and Zoroaster (Adam and the seed of
Eve), The Greeks worshipped Zeus, the Romans Jupiter, the Canaanites worshipped
Ba’al (the same deity as the Bel of Babylon. The worship of these deities has
been syncretized into man’s religions in today’s world (including
One lot was for Yahweh and the other for Azazel (Scapegoat). The kid of the goats upon
which Yahweh’s lot fell was to be sacrificed for a sin offering. His blood was
to be taken first into the Holy of Holies and sprinkled upon the mercy seat.
Then the items of the sanctuary were to be purified and finally the High Priest
would come forth from the tabernacle in order to sprinkle the blood upon the
altar of sacrifice. The blood of this goat was sprinkled upon these items in
order to make an atonement and cleanse them from the sins, the failures of the
children of Israel, “Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is
for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as
he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and
before the mercy seat: And he shall make an atonement for the holy place,
because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their
transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the
congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness. And
there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goeth in to
make an atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and have made an
atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of
Israel. And he shall go out unto the altar that is before Yahweh, and make an
atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood
of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about. And he shall
sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and
hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel,” Lev. 16:15-19.
The Hebrew word for “atonement” and “reconcile” is the same word!
Yahweh reconciles, atones us to Himself through Yahshua the Messiah. In verse
21, the words that I have emboldened can also be read as, “He hath made Him to
be a sin offering for us.” (According to the Companion Bible notes.)
After Yahshua offered the acceptable atoning sacrifice for Israel’s and
all mankind’s transgressions, He ascended into the heavens in order to
sprinkle the true heavenly mercy seat of which the earthly mercy seat was just a
type, a parable of., “Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum:
We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the
Majesty in the heavens; A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle,
which Yahweh pitched, and not man. For every high priest is
ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this
man have somewhat also to offer. For if he were on earth, he should not be a
priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things,
as Moses was admonished of Yahweh when he was about to make the tabernacle: for,
See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the
mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises,”
Notice the words utilized here. The Levitical priesthood, its tabernacle,
temple, and sacrifices were only examples, shadows and patterns of the true
heavenly tabernacle that Yahweh pitched. There is much to be gleaned from this,
but that is not the purpose of this article at this time.
There is one question that I would like to ask and answer quickly in this
treatise, however. Since the statement is made “For if he were on earth, he
should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according
to the law…,” Would Yahshua serve in His capacity as the heavenly High
Priest after the order of Melchizedek if and when He comes back to this earth?
Most certainly! You see, there is no longer a temple at Jerusalem, neither is
there a Levitical priesthood that is actively offering sacrifices and offerings
today. There may be a group that is prepared to do so, but unless Yahweh Himself
issues the edict to rebuild a temple, which was done in Solomon’s day and also
in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah, then all man is doing is once again taking
matters into his own hands, which are not acceptable to Yahweh.
Yahshua told the people of His day, “Then said Yahshua unto them, Yet a
little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me. Ye shall seek
me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come. Then said the
Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he
go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles? What manner of
saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where
I am, thither ye cannot come?” Jn. 7:33-36. “Then said Yahshua again unto
them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I
go, ye cannot come,” Jn. 8:21.
Yahshua told His own disciples, “Little children, yet a little while I
am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye
cannot come; so now I say to you. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye
love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this
shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither
I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards,” Jn.
Yahweh’s atonement has yet to be finalized and completed for the book
of Revelation declares, “And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of
the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: And the seven angels came
out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen,
and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. And one of the four beasts
gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of Yahweh, who
liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of
Yahweh, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven
plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled,” Rev. 15:5-8.
Notice that the temple was filled with smoke. The Levitical High Priest
of old had to take a censor with coals and incense from the altar of incense in
order to make a cloud of smoke which covered the ark and prevented the priest
from looking upon Yahweh and perishing.
Yahweh had scattered His people Israel to the four corners of the earth
because of their sins that they had, have and are committing in these last days.
The application of this blood was for the purpose of cleansing the altar. (Lev.
Remember that the purpose for this ritual is a parable, which purposely
blinds not only the people of the world, the Gentiles or non-Hebrews, but even
the Hebrews, the Israelites themselves.
The sprinkling of the blood on the horns of the altar, the place of
sacrifice, which took place in Jerusalem, was for cleansing. Seven last plagues
must be poured out upon the beast and his kingdom before Yahshua returns to make
atonement for the place of sacrifice (Jerusalem) and gather His people unto
Himself. Thus, in these last days, Yahweh is bringing about the gathering of the
armies of the nations of the world to the Middle East.
This gathering of the armies of the nations to the Jerusalem area will
set up the conditions for the intervention of Yahweh in the affairs of this
world and also Israel. The Scriptures speak of this great battle as the battle
of the great day of Yahweh. It is the battle known as Armageddon (Har Megiddon),
The pouring out of the seven last plagues will be induced upon the beast
(Rome) and his armies and peoples. These seven last plagues will completely
destroy the beast and his powers. It will cleanse the Jerusalem area making the
way possible for Yahshua, the King of Kings, to establish His glorious kingdom
of heaven on this earth.
Many people believe that this goat is also a type of Yahshua the Messiah,
but let’s look into the Hebrew term for this goat to see if we can identify
it/him more closely.
The English term for this goat is “scapegoat.” The Hebrew term is azazel.
The word azazel is defined as “goat
of departure.” It is shown in Strong’s Exhaustive
Concordance to be a combination of two Hebrew words, az and azal.
Az is defined as; from 5810, a she-goat (as
strong), but masculine in plural (which also is used ellipt. for goat's hair).
Since this is a male goat and not a female, we must go to the root word to get
the meaning. The primitive root word is #5810, azaz,
which is defined as; a primitive root; to be stout (literally or figuratively).
It is generally translated as; harden, impudent, prevail, strengthen (self), be
is the second Hebrew word involved in this word azazel.
It is defined as; a primitive root; to go away, hence, to disappear. It is
generally translated as; fail, gad about, go to and fro, be gone (spent).
Who is defined in the Scriptures as gadding about, going to and fro? Now
there was a day when the sons of Elohim came to present themselves before
Yahweh, and Satan came also among them. And Yahweh said unto Satan, Whence
comest thou? Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from
walking up and down in it,” Job. 1:6-7.
“Again there was a day when the sons of Elohim came to present
themselves before Yahweh, and Satan came also among them to present himself
before Yahweh. And Yahweh said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan
answered Yahweh, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up
and down in it,” Job. 2:1-2.
Satan is the one who is hardened, impudent, seeks to prevail, and
strengthens himself (the definitions for azaz). He is the one who gads about, going to
and fro and up and down in the earth (the definition for azal). The definitions of the word azazel, azaz
and azal do not in any way represent
the character of Yahshua the Messiah. they are, however, very definitive of
Satan the devil.
This High Priest is a type of the Heavenly High Priest Yahshua the
Messiah after the order of Melchisedek. Yahshua the High Priest is told that he
and his companions mentioned in this chapter are “men wondered at.” (v. 8)
“Wondered at” is translated from the Hebrew word mowpheth. It also can be translated as “sign,
token, miracle, omen, etc.” These men are all signs, tokens, omens or symbols.
In other words, they are types, shadows, patterns of heavenly things.
Notice that in verse one, Satan is resisting Yahshua the High Priest. The
Hebrew word for “resist” is satan!
What is Yahshua’s condition? “Now Joshua was clothed with filthy
garments, and stood before the angel,” Zech. 3:3. “Filthy” comes from the
Hebrew word tsowayim,
which is defined as; soiled (as if excrementitious)! Notice that! His clothing
is soiled with excrement or dung!
The Prophet Malachi decrees against the priesthood that he would wipe
dung on their faces because they failed to remain faithful to Yahweh’s service
(Mal. 2:3). This is because they turned to idolatry, which is as dung to Yahweh.
Zechariah reveals that the only High Priest Who will have the power to
cleanse the priesthood is named “Yahshua ben Josedech!” “Josedech” means
“The Righteous Yahweh!” It was said of Yahshua the Messiah of Nazareth,
“This is My Beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased,” Mt. 3:17. Yahshua, the
Son of Yahweh, will be able to cleanse the heavens and the earth, restoring them
to the intended purity. But in the meantime, while Yahshua has been in the
mount, in heaven, Satan has resisted (satanized) Him by causing His people to
turn to idolatry!
Satan is rebuked and Yahshua is given clean clothing, “And he answered
and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy
garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to
pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment,” Zech. 3:4.
“Change of raiment” is translated by the J. P. Green Interlinear Bible
as “festal garments.” Satan has clothed Yahshua with the feast days of
idolatry, to wit; Sunday worship, Easter and Christmas. The Sabbath and annual
holydays commanded by Yahweh are the festal garments that Yahshua is to be
clothed. They depict Yahweh’s true plan of salvation.
also must have His headdress replaced (Zech. 3:5). The headdress of the High
Priest had a blue ribbon with the words “Qodesh La Yahweh” inscribed in gold
thereon. Satan has caused the Heavenly Father’s name to be polluted, changed
to idolatrous names and titles, and forgotten among the children of Israel.
Yahshua and Satan standing before the angel of Yahweh is a type of the
two kids of the goats standing before Yahweh. Before everything can be cleansed,
the goat for Yahweh had to be sacrificed. Yahshua is that sacrifice. He is now
in the heavens making atonement.
Prophecies fail or are done away when they are completed or fulfilled. In
other words, the priesthood and offerings were prophecies that were to be
fulfilled. Yahshua came to fulfill them and once fulfilled the priesthood and
sacrifices were done away.
According to the writings of the New Testament Assembly, two men were
presented for the sacrifice, Yahshua and Barabbas. Yahshua is the “only
begotten Son of Yahweh,” but the name Barabbas means “son of the father.”
Barabbas was incarcerated for murder, sedition and robbery. (Mk. 15:6-7;
Lk. 23:19; Jn. 18:40; Acts 3:14). Satan was a murderer from the beginning (Jn.
8:44). Sedition is rebellion against government. Satan rebelled against
Yahweh’s government causing a third of the angels to follow him in his
sedition (Rev. 12:4). He seeks to rob Yahweh of the majesty due Him, applying it
Yahshua is the One Who is to be sacrificed for Yahweh so that His shed
blood might atone all iniquity. Barabbas, a representative for Azazel, Satan, is
let go alive.
Yahshua is the High Priest, the sacrifice and the King of Kings. When He
returns, He will cleanse Jerusalem (the place of sacrifice) of all her
filthiness, and He will commence to gather His people from the four corners of
the earth where they have been scattered because of their iniquities. He will
cleanse them with His atoning blood. He will then take those iniquities and
transgressions, placing them upon the head of he who initiated it all in the
beginning and he (Satan) will be banished alive to the abyss, a place not
inhabited or where there is no other living thing, to wit, the deepest darkest
grave, for a thousand years. (Rev. 20:1-3).
The earth will then bring forth the fruits of peace and righteousness that has not been experienced since before the seduction in the Garden of Eden. These are the promises of Yahweh recorded in His Word, which is sure and will come about. HalleluYah!!!!!
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