This issue of YAHSHUA'S
was published for MAY-JUNE 2007
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Inside this issue:
From the Editor
Passover Examination—Part II
The Blessings of the Dew—Part II
Come To The Wedding
In Times Of Affliction
EDITOR:Jerry Healan ASSOCIATE EDITOR: John McCarty
OUR COVER: This issue is
contemporary with the period when Pentecost is observed. (May 27th) Pentecost is
the anniversary of the day when Yahshua sent the Holy Spirit to raise up His
spiritual bride (Acts 2). The book of Revelation declares, “And a voice came
out of the throne, saying, Praise our Elohim, all ye his servants, and ye that
fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great
multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty
thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Sovereign Yahweh omnipotent reigneth. Let
us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is
come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she
should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the
righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are
called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the
true sayings of Elohim,” vv. 5-9.
Elder Dave Ganton’s article entitled “Come To The Wedding” is a wake up call for all of Yahweh’s believers. Are you making yourself ready?
comments or inquiries please write to YEA, P. O. Box 31, Atlanta, TX 75551.
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FROM THE EDITOR
THE REAL SCANDAL
The situation that has recently been brought to the fore concerning Don
Imus is quite revealing if one will only do a little background research.
Thankfully, the truth of the matter is available through the diligent efforts of
others. Don Imus was under contract to CBS. He made a statement concerning the
Rutgers women’s basketball team calling them “nappy headed hoes.” This
statement went out on the airwaves of CBS and resulted in a backlash that cost
him his job. He would have only been suspended for a two week period, but people
like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey and others jumped into the fray.
While Imus went on national television to apologetically repent, the sin
was unforgivable. Let’s see, aren’t Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton supposedly
representatives of a savior who taught forgiveness upon repentance? What about
the Rap Culture that brought the phrase “nappy headed hoes” into being? You
see, Don Imus was only repeating a phrase that has been made popular by the Rap
mob, which is subservient to CBS itself! CBS is owned by Viacom, which also owns
MTV and VHS, a powerful media that has made statements, phrases like these
Don’t get me wrong, I am not taking up for Don Imus here. What is wrong
is that the media controls the air waves. CBS sponsors Rap Music that coins
these terms and then when a man like Don Imus hears enough of it to have it
drummed into his head, then he repeats it on the air and a firestorm results
against him, but CBS, MTV, VHS and the Rap Culture gets a pass. This is one of
the greatest forms of hypocrisy.
The Scriptures caution us to judge righteous judgment. Here is what
Yahshua said, “Yahshua answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and
ye all marvel. Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of
Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man
on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be
broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the
sabbath day? Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous
judgment,” Jn. 7:21-24.
Supposedly, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton know of these Scriptures, but
they have openly and purposefully judged and condemned a man who is seeking to
repent, apologize and save himself, his home, his livelihood, etc. Neither of
them are willing to also openly judge and condemn CBS, MTV, VHS, nor the Rap
Culture. Therefore, their own condemnation, as well as that of the media, will
return upon their own heads.
Frankly, I went to a website that revealed what some of these rappers are
producing and the only thing that I can say is that the words, phrases, etc.,
are so shameful and degrading that for Jackson, Sharpton, Winfrey, etc., to turn
a blind eye reveals their own lack of true character. The reason why they
can’t or won’t say anything negative about these things is that Winfrey is
working for the media and Jackson and Sharpton probably get their own kickbacks
This who degradation is of Satan the Devil! The airwaves are being
utilized by him to utterly corrupt the whole world to destruction. The rappers
are willing to sell their soul to the media. They media’s only focus is on
wealth, money. Gone are the days when people hungered for the righteousness of
the Scriptures. The overall majority of this world has thrown the Scriptures and
the morality and righteousness revealed therein behind, counting them to be
worthless while it revels in the rotting, decaying, perishing body of a world
that truly has no future.
This world is man’s world under the influence and sway of Satan the
Devil. It has grown old and is at the point of death. The stench is abominable.
The maggots are already feeding upon it.
We are at the end of the age. The Lamb of Elohim is soon going to come
and restore it to the purity that was originally intended. There are not many
who are now willing to prepare themselves for marriage to the Lamb. The Lamb is
pure and clean, but Satan, in accordance with Zechariah chapter three, has even
clothed Him with filthy clothes. The Apostle Paul wrote, “Unto the pure all
things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure;
but even their mind and conscience is defiled,” Tit. 1:15. James writes,
“Pure religion and undefiled before Elohim and the Father is this, To visit
the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted
from the world,” Jas. 1:27.
Today’s world casts the fatherless and widow behind. Oh, they may seek
to provide a stipend (called social security), but the fact of the matter is
that even that system is extremely corrupted and abused. It serves the purpose
to keep the people on it in poverty, rather than lifting them up to new heights
in their lives.
Yahweh’s word is what lifts us up and gives us faith, hope and promise,
yes, of presently intangible things, but they teach of a true morality that
uplifts and produces peace.
Yahshua’s people, His bride, must rid themselves of the filth,
corruption and influences of this world. They are commanded to come out of this
Babylonian system of confusion, corruption and wickedness (Rev. 18:4). We are
commanded to be clean, “Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no
unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels
of Yahweh,” Isa. 52:11.
Yes, the Scriptures teach us how to be pure and clean. Won’t you seek
to inculcate them into your life today? If you do, you will have an opportunity
to become the bride of the Messiah and live in a world that is so exciting and
powerful, that you will be able to rejoice forevermore. Come. Inherit a world
and life that truly has promise. JH
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We have examined ourselves in order to be able to worthily partake of the Passover bread and cup. Now we need to learn how to discern Yahshua’s body.
By Jerry Healan
The Apostle Paul writes
concerning partaking the symbols of Yahshua’s body and blood, “But let a man
examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he
that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Sovereign’s body,”
1 Cor. 11:28-29.
We have learned about self examination and
also about Yahweh’s righteousness, but let’s now learn what we can about
discerning the Sovereign’s body in the remainder of this treatise.
Because of Adam’s sin and the subsequent inheritance of this law of sin,
corruption and death, man needed a redeemer. Since we are conceived in sin and
are a transgressor from the womb, man has no capability to redeem himself from
sin and its consequences, “Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye
inhabitants of the world: both low and high, rich and poor, together. My mouth
shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall
compass me about? They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the
multitude of their riches; none of
them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to Elohim a ransom for him:
(for the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
that he should still live for ever and not see corruption. For he seeth that
wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person shall perish, and leave
their wealth to others. Their inward thought is, that their houses shall
continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their
lands after their own names.
Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.
This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings, Selah.
Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death
shall feed on them…,” Psa. 49:1-14.
It is only Yahweh Who has the power to redeem us from the grave, “But
Elohim will redeem my soul from the power of the grave,” Psa. 49:15. “I wait
for Yahweh, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for
Yahweh more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that
watch for the morning. Let Israel hope in Yahweh: for with Yahweh there is
mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. And he shall redeem Israel from all
his iniquities,” Psa. 130:5-8.
The Apostle Paul writes of this redemption, “Now we know that what things
soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth
may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before Yahweh. Therefore by
the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the
law is the knowledge of sin. But now the
righteousness of Yahweh without the law is manifested,
being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even
the righteousness of Yahweh which is by faith of Yahshua the Messiah
unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all
have sinned, and come short of the glory of Elohim; Being justified freely by his grace through the
redemption that is in the Messiah Yahshua: Whom Yahweh hath set forth
to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness
for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of Yahweh; To
declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the
justifier of him which believeth in Yahshua. Where is boasting then? It is
excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we
conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Is he
the Elohim of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the
Gentiles also: Seeing it is one Elohim, which shall justify the circumcision by
faith, and uncircumcision through faith. Do we then make void the law through
faith? Yahweh forbid: yea, we establish the law,” Ro. 3:19-31.
Yes! We delight in Yahweh’s law after the inward man, but if we understand
Paul’s writings, with the mind we serve the law, but with the flesh, the law
of sin. We love Yahweh’s law and with the Spirit given through Yahshua, we
determine to walk in the righteousness of the law, but the flesh is still in
subjection to the law of sin, corruption and death.
Again, Paul writes, “For after that in the wisdom of Yahweh the world by
wisdom knew not Yahweh, it pleased Yahweh by the foolishness of preaching to
save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after
wisdom: But we preach the Messiah crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and
unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and
Greeks, the Messiah the power of Yahweh, and the wisdom of Yahweh. Because the
foolishness of Yahweh is wiser than men; and the weakness of Yahweh is stronger
than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after
the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But Yahweh hath chosen
the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and Yahweh hath chosen the
weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base
things of the world, and things which are despised, hath Yahweh chosen, yea, and
things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should
glory in his presence. But of him are ye in the Messiah Yahshua, who of Yahweh is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness,
and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as
it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Sovereign,” 1 Cor.
Man must be redeemed from the consequences of his lawlessness. Since he is
born with a law of sin, corruption and death in his members as an inheritance
from his forefather Adam, he has no power to redeem himself from sin nor the
power of the grave. But Yahweh has obtained the power of redemption through
Yahshua the Messiah.
DAY OF REDEMPTION
Paul writes, “Paul, an
apostle of Yahshua the Messiah by the will of Yahweh, to the saints which are at
Ephesus, and to the faithful in the Messiah Yahshua: Grace be to you, and peace,
from Yahweh our Father, and from the Sovereign Yahshua the Messiah. Blessed be
the Elohim and Father of our Sovereign Yahshua the Messiah, who hath blessed us
with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in the Messiah: According as he
hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy
and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption
of children by Yahshua the Messiah to himself, according to the good pleasure of
his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us
accepted in the beloved. In whom we
have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all
wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will,
according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the
dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things
in the Messiah, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to
the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in the Messiah.
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of
your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is
the earnest of our inheritance until the
redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his
glory,” Eph. 1:1-14.
We do have redemption in Yahshua which we are sealed unto through the earnest of
the Holy Spirit! Paul declares that we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of
promise! A promise has to do with a future expectation. Paul says that we
receive this Holy Spirit of promise until the redemption of the purchased
We, who are called, must set our hearts on what Paul charges us in Ephesians
chapter 4, “He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all
heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some, apostles; and some,
prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the
perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the
body of the Messiah: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the
knowledge of the Son of Elohim, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the
stature of the fulness of the Messiah: That we henceforth be no more children,
tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight
of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But
speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the
head, even the Messiah: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and
compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual
working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the
edifying of itself in love. This I say therefore, and testify
in the Sovereign, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the
vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from
the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness
of their heart: Who being past
feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness
with greediness. But ye have not so learned the Messiah; If so be that ye have
heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Yahshua: That ye put
off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according
to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye
put on the new man, which after Yahweh is created in righteousness and true
holiness. Wherefore putting away
lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of
another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather
let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have
to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your
mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace
unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of Yahweh, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put
away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as Yahweh for the Messiah's sake hath forgiven
you,” v.v. 10-32.
Here are righteous commands from the Apostle Paul as he was stirred and
inspired by the Holy Spirit. We are to forsake our former manner of life and be
sealed by the earnest of the Holy Spirit of promise unto the day of redemption.
Mel Gibson has produced a
movie entitled “The Passion of the Christ”
which has stirred up a storm of controversy. We know that any Hollywood
production is going to be corrupt. But Mel Gibson is a Catholic which will cause
the movie to be even more corrupted. The only possible benefit from the movie
for all peoples would be the understanding that because of our sins, the Messiah
had to suffer. I would suggest that if anyone desires to go see this movie that
they would at least read the Scriptural accounts of His sufferings before and
after viewing it. This would be to compare the accuracy of the movie. But the
violence done to Yahshua cannot be properly depicted by any manmade movie.
The prophet Isaiah was led to prophesy, “Behold, my servant shall deal
prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were atoned
at thee; his visage was so marred
more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for
that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not
heard shall they consider,” Isa. 52:13-15.
Isaiah prophecies that many were astonied at thee. Astonied is translated
from the Hebrew word “shamem” (pronounced like shaw-mame’). This word is
defined as, a primitive root; to stun
(or intransitively, grow numb), i.e. devastate
or (figuratively) stupefy
(both usually in a passive sense). If we could have seen the beatings and
subsequent crucifixion it would have literally stunned, devastated, stupefied
us. His visage (his handsome appearance or shape) was so marred (so disfigured)
and his form (his fair or beautiful figure or appearance) more than any man.
When nations and kings are shown the truth concerning this, they will behold in
It is reported that many, many of the people who see Mel Gibson’s movie
sit in stunned silence because of the violence that is perpetrated on Gibson’s
Christ, but they still don’t understand the half of it. I am sure that it is
not explained to them that what is being perpetrated on that person that they
are beholding is the result of our sins, our iniquities, our transgressions, our
corruptions, our rebellion. Disobedience results in punishment. Disobedience
results in all kinds of calamities, problems, troubles, sicknesses, mental
problems and anguish untold. Yahshua took the punishment for the sins,
iniquities, transgressions, corruptions, rebellion, the result of the
disobedience of all mankind upon Himself.
Isaiah continues, “Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of
Yahweh revealed?” Isa. 53:1. Yahshua is the arm of Yahweh as is revealed by
the Apostle John, “But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet
they believed not on him: That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be
fulfilled, which he spake, Yahweh, who hath believed our report? and to whom
hath the arm of Yahweh been revealed?” Jn. 12:37-38.
Isaiah continues, “For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and
as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall
see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and
rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it
were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he
hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of Elohim, and afflicted,” 53:2-4.
Yahshua was/is despised. He was/is considered a vile, contemptible person.
He was/is rejected (made destitute). He was/is not esteemed (highly regarded,
valued). This is actually unbelievable and very few have truly understood and
believed the depths of his suffering on our behalf.
Matthew writes, “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that
were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and
healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias
the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses,”
Isaiah continues, “But he was wounded for our
was bruised for our iniquities: the
chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every
one to his own way; and Yahweh hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a
sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken
from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was
cut off out of the land of the living: for the
transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with
the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence,
neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it
pleased Yahweh to bruise him; he hath put him to grief:
when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he
shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Yahweh shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be
satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify
many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the
spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his
soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors;
and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession
for the transgressors,” Isa. 53:5-12.
Psalm 22:1-21 is a prophecy
of the suffering of the Messiah. An in-depth study into it, will help to reveal
much more of the intense suffering and cruelty that Yahshua underwent on our
V. 1, “My El, my El, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from
helping me, and from the words of my roaring (moaning)?”
These are the very words that Yahshua spoke while hanging on the cross/tree,
“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth
hour. And about the ninth hour Yahshua cried with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli,
Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is to say, ‘My El, My El, why hast Thou
forsaken me?” Mt. 27:46.
It becomes obvious that when He became a sacrifice for our sins that the
Father, for the moment, had to turn His back on, forsake Him. This was a most
difficult thing that Yahshua had to endure.
v.v. 2-8, “O my Elohim, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in
the night season, and am not silent. But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest
the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst
deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee,
and were not confounded. But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they
that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head,
saying, He trusted on Yahweh that he
would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.”
The Apostles confirm that these verses, especially verse 8, were fulfilled
during the day of Yahshua’s suffering, “And they that passed by reviled him,
wagging their heads, And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest
it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of Elohim, come down from the
cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders,
said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let
him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in Elohim;
let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of
Elohim. The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his
teeth,” Mt. 27:39-44.
Through all of this pain and suffering Yahshua never took His eyes off of
the Father, for He had come to do His will and knew that He was going to endure
much suffering and pain. In anticipation of this great pain and suffering
Yahshua prayed so fervently and was in such agony in the Garden of Gethsemane
that He had sweat drops of blood (Lk. 22:44). Psa. 22 still portrays His
attitude toward His Father, “But thou art he that took me out of the womb:
thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts. I was cast upon
thee from the womb: thou art my Elohim from my mother's belly. Be not far from
me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help,” Psa. 22:9-11.
After this interlude, the description of the suffering continues, “Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls
of Bashan have beset me round. They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a
ravening and a roaring lion…Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard
me from the horns of the unicorns,”
The word “bulls” is translated from the Hebrew word “par” which is
defined as, a bullock (apparently as breaking forth in wild strength. The word
“strong” is translated from the Hebrew word “abbiyr” which is defined
as, angel, bull,
chiefest, mighty (one), stout(-hearted), strong (one), valiant. It is word #47
in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
which states that it is for #46 “'abiyr” which is defined as, mighty (spoken
of God). Tracing this word back one more step further we find that the primitive
root word is #86 “‘abar” which is defined as, a primitive root; to soar.
Finally, a look at the Hebrew word for “unicorns” we find that it is the
word “re'em” which is defined as, a wild bull (from its conspicuousness).
What does this mean? When delivered from Egypt and in the wilderness, Israel
made a golden calf and worshipped it as Yahweh their Elohim who had delivered
them from Egypt.
The Egyptian Pharaoh had been worshipped by the Egyptian people as the son
of god through the Apis bull. This golden calf would have been nothing more than
a representation of the Apis bull of Egypt. When Israel and Judah were divided
as nations, the northern Israelites made images of two calves placing on in
Samaria and the other in Dan.
The word “‘abbiyr” has to do with a bull that can soar or fly, thus it
would be a representation of a winged bull, or a cherub. We see depictions of
these winged bulls on the Assyrian monuments. The “unicorn” was originally a
one horned bull, in ancient days, which eventually evolved into being depicted
as a horse.
Thus, these Scriptures have to do with both Yahweh and Yahshua being
represented as heavenly bulls through the paganistic idolatrous systems. A trace
of the word “God” reveals that it is associated with Taurus the Bull, a
heavenly constellation. Even in today’s world both the Father and Son are
compassed, surrounded by bulls.
Yahshua was beaten by the
Jews (Mt. 26:63-68, Mk. 14:64-65, Lk. 22:63-65). This Jewish mob consisted of
Sadducees, Pharisees and Scribes who were continually trying and testing Him so
they could find fault in Him, but the Spirit always led Him to perceive how to
frustrate their efforts. Yahshua continued to reveal their evil nature which
frustrated them even more. They accused Him of blasphemy and were now able to
vent their years of frustration on Him. They would not have been kind to Him.
He was beaten by Herod’s soldiers (Lk. 23:11). Herod had heard of Yahshua
and was desiring to see Him perform some miracle, but when Yahshua wouldn’t
even give him the privilege of answering his questions (Lk. 23:7-9) along with
the vehement accusations of the priests and scribes, Herod and his men vented
their wrath upon Him.
Finally, Pilate and his soldiers had their turn. Pilate had Him scourged
which has to do with being publicly whipped with a cat-o-nine tails. The
cat-o-nine tails has leather thongs which have pieces of metal and other sharp
items (such as bones) in them which literally rips the flesh open. Then
Pilate’s whole band of soldiers had their turn with Him (Mt. 27:26-31).
Yahshua was beaten so badly that most of His bones, though not broken, were
out of joint, “I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of
joint…,” Psa. 22:14, first part. His skin had been stripped down to the bone
so that He declared, “I may tell (count) all my bones…Psa. 22:17, first
But look again at verse 13 which says, “They gaped upon me with their
mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.” We know that the devil is as a
roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.” (I Pet. 5:8), therefore, Yahshua was
surrounded by those who were going about the devil’s business. The word
“gaped” also can be translated as “rend.” In other words, they were not
only striking, whipping and flogging Him, but they were even biting Him with
their mouths as a roaring angry lion bites his prey.
Yahshua was treated so cruelly, because He suffered for our sins, and sin is
cruelty. As Isaiah had proclaimed, His visage was marred more than any man. He
was sapped of all of His strength and energy. Psa. 22 proclaims, “I am poured
out like water…my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my
bowels…My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my
jaws,” vv. 14-15. This is why He had no strength to carry His own cross/tree
which was laid upon Simon of Cyrene (Mt. 27:32).
They pierced His hands and feet (Psa. 22:16) and hung Him on a tree which is
a symbol of being accursed (Gal. 3:13, Dt. 21:22-23).
Next, it says, “They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my
vesture,” Psa. 22:18. This is corroborated by the evangel accounts, “And
they crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that it might be
fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, ‘They parted My garments among
them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots’,” Mt. 27:35. “Then the
soldiers, when they had crucified Yahshua, took His garments, and made four
parts, to every soldier a part; and also His coat; now the coat was without
seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves,
‘Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be:’ that the
scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, ‘They parted My raiment among them,
and for My vesture they did cast lots.’ These things therefore the soldiers
did,” Jn. 19:23-24.
Yahshua had been stripped naked. While Christianity depicts a man hanging on
a cross with nails in his hands and feed, a hole in his side and a crown of
thorns on his head, they also depict him with a cloth around his loins. No one
has the ability to correctly depict Yahshua as He was so severely beaten to the
point that He didn’t even look human. But He had also been stripped of His
garments and was hanging naked on the tree, a most helpless, humbling
From the sixth hour (noon) until the ninth hour (about 3:00 p.m.) there was
darkness over all the land (Mt. 27:45. After all, the One Who had made all
things and was upholding those things by the word of His power (“Elohim, who
at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the
prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath
appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made
the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express
image of his person, and upholding all things by the
word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat
down on the right hand of the Majesty on high,” Heb. 1:1-3.)was hanging on a
tree as a curse.
This is when He cried out, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is to say,
‘My El, My El, why has Thou forsaken Me?” Mt. 27:46. After this, the
Apostle John reveals, “Yahshua, knowing that all things were now
accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, ‘I thirst’,”
Jn. 19:28. Psa. 22 again comes into play by saying, “My strength is dried up
like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws,” v. 15. John continues,
“Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with
vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to His mouth. When Yahshua therefore
had receive the vinegar, He said, ‘It is finished:’ and He bowed His head,
and gave up the spirit,” 19:29-30.
The entrances to the
Tabernacle are the last witnesses that I would like to utilize in this treatise.
The Tabernacle, of course, was made by Moses, Bezaleel, Aholiab and other
inspired Israelites in the wilderness. A careful study of the scriptures will
reveal that the Tabernacle and all of its appurtenances, sacrifices and
priesthood were principally types or parables of Yahshua. There was a wall that
enclosed the compound while the Tabernacle was located within this compound.
There was only one entrance to this compound just as there was only one entrance
into the Tabernacle and only one entrance into the Holy of Holies or the Holiest
place. Each door or entrance was a type of Yahshua the Messiah.
Each door, gate or entrance was to be made of blue, and purple, and scarlet,
and fine twined linen (See Ex. 26:31, 36, 17: and 16. We know that there is only
one way into the very throne room of the Heavenly Father Yahweh and that is
through Yahshua the Messiah. Yahshua proclaimed, “I am the way, the truth, and
the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me,” Jn. 14:6.
Yahshua also proclaimed, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but
climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that
entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own
sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he
goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a
stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the
voice of strangers. This parable spake Yahshua
unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he
spake unto them. Then said Yahshua unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto
you, I am the door of the sheep.
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear
them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go
in and out, and find pasture,” Jn. 10:1-9.
Notice that this is a parable and it is admitted in Heb. 9:1-9 that the
divine service, the worldly sanctuary with its tabernacle, appurtenances,
sacrifices and priesthood were “figures” (v. 9). The word “figures” is
translated from the Greek “parabole” which is elsewhere translated as
“parable/parables.” Parables were given in order to hide the true meanings
(Mt. 13:1-17). Notice that in verse 11 the parables are the mysteries of the
kingdom of heaven.
Paul writes that he and the other apostles were speaking the mystery of
Elohim in a mystery (1 Cor. 2:1-7). Man with only the spirit in man cannot
understand these heavenly mysteries (1 Cor. 2:11), but we can understand them
because we are given the Spirit of Elohim/Yahweh (v. 10). How do we come to
understand them? By searching out the hidden things of Yahweh (Prov. 25:2) with
the Holy Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual (1 Cor. 2:13).
Many of these things have been covered in other articles, which are
available upon request, thus, I will provide the meanings of these doors without
a crucial, in-depth explanation. The blue in the openings represents Yahshua in
His capacity as Elohim or the Son of Elohim. The Scarlet represents Yahshua in
His capacity as Adam (the second Adam) and the Son of Adam (through the woman).
The purple represents Yahshua in His capacity as Mediator between heaven and
earth, between Elohim and man. The white in the “fine twined linen”
represents His as the Righteous One. Any artist or painter can tell you that if
you mix the colors blue and scarlet together, the result will be purple. Yahshua
was Elohim. When He became flesh, a man successfully living the righteous life
(white) then He qualified to become the Mediator between Elohim and man.
The first opening was the
gate to the compound. Its particular Hebrew name was “sha’ar.” Sha’ar is
#8179 in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
(Heb. Lexicon) which is defined as, from 8176 in its orig. sense; an opening, i.e. door
#8176 is the word “sha‘ar” which is defined as, a prim. root; to split or open,
i.e. (lit., but only as denom. from 8179) to act
as gate-keeper (see 7778); (fig.) to estimate.
This means that Yahshua is not only the door, but that He also is the
door-keeper or gate-keeper.
This “sha‘ar” (gate/door) is what one passed through in order to enter
the compound. Directly behind the “sha‘ar” was the altar of sacrifice.
Anyone who approached the Tabernacle was required to bring a sacrifice or
offering of some kind. The children of Israel were not allowed to proceed any
further than the altar of sacrifice. Only the priesthood was allowed to proceed
into the Tabernacle itself.
But there is also another word which is very closely associated with the “sha‘ar.”
It is word #8175 “sa‘ar.”
The Hebrew characters for #8179 are “re[v.”
The Hebrew characters for #8176 are “re[v.”
The Hebrew characters for #8175 are “re[X.”
“Sa‘ar” is defined as, a prim. root; to storm;
by impl. to shiver, i.e. fear. Doesn’t this also have to do with the
sacrifices? When the animals were brought to the place of sacrifice or
slaughter, don’t you think that they had some kind of inclination of what was
about to take place? Doesn’t Isaiah proclaim, “He is brought as a lamb to
the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His
mouth,” 53:7. The animals would be shivering in fear and thus dumb. Is it
possible that when Yahshua came to the place of slaughter, He also was
shivering? It was, after all, a fearful place. We do know that when in the
garden He did sweat great drops as it were blood. But He willingly laid down His
life for the sheep. He sought the will of the Father and the opportunity to
serve the sheep of His pasture. He is the door/gate (“sha‘ar”), He is the
gate-keeper, and He is the sacrifice.
The most interesting thing about the relationship of the two words
“sha‘ar” and “sa‘ar” is that while the door “sha‘ar” is
related to the altar of sacrifice, “sa‘ar” is related to some of the
animals and grains offered upon it. The Hebrew word for goat or kid is
“sa‘iyr” “ry[X”, or “sa‘ir” “r[X” is the word for goat or kid, the principal
animal associated with the day of atonement. This word “” is #8163 in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
and is defined as, from 8175;
shaggy; as noun, a he-goat; by analogy, a faun.
The grain that was associated with the Passover and days of Unleavened Bread
was barley. The Hebrew term for barley is “se‘orah” which is spelled as
“hre[X”, or “se‘or” which is spelled as
“r[X” and sometimes “rw[X”. But its definition is, from 8175 in the sense of roughness; barley (as
The first opening had to do with sacrificing. That is what Yahshua was
speaking of in John chapter 10 when He stated, “I am the door: by Me if any
man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture…I
am the good Shepherd: the good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep…I am the
good Shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine. As the Father knoweth
Me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down My life for the sheep…Therefore
doth My Father love Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it again.
No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it
down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of My
Father,” vv. 9, 14-15, 17-19.
When one truly understands Yahweh’s plan for mankind, and begins to
compare it with the things written in the scriptures, he begins to understand
that the overall majority of mankind will be able to come to the place of
sacrifice, but it will be the priesthood, the Melchizedek priesthood, that is
able to continue from the altar of sacrifice and pass through the second door.
The second opening is named
the “pethach.” It is #6607 in Strong’s Exhaustive
Concordance and is defined as, from 6605; an opening (literally), i.e. door (gate) or entrance way. It comes from
#6605 “pathach” which is defined as, a primitive root; to open wide
(literally or figuratively); specifically, to loosen, begin, plough,
At the entrance of this door was the brazen laver which contained water for
the washing of the hands and feet of the priesthood.
Water is a type of the Spirit (Jn. 7:37-39), thus, once the most
important sacrifice of the ages was performed, then the Holy Spirit could be
Psalm 118 utilizes a combination of these two words “pathach” and
“sha‘ar” in order to make very inspiring statements, “Open (pathach) to
me the gates (sha‘ar) of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise
Yah: this gate (sha‘ar) of Yahweh, into which the righteous shall enter. I
will praise Thee: for Thou has heard me, and art become my salvation,” vv.
Do you see that? When the gate (sha‘ar) is opened (pathach) then
salvation, which is true liberty, is the result.
Isaiah is inspired to proclaim, “In that day shall this song be sung in
the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will Elohim appoint for
walls and bulwarks. Open (pathach) ye the gates (sha‘ar), that the righteous
nation which keepeth the truth may enter in. Thou wilt keep him in perfect
peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in
Yahweh for ever: for in Yah Yahweh is everlasting strength
Isaiah also reveals, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will
call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah: And I will clothe him with thy robe,
and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his
hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house
of Judah. And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he
shall open (pathach), and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall
open (pathach),” vv. 20-22.
“Eliakim the son of Hilkiah” has a tremendous meaning here. Eliakim is
#471 in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
(Hebrew Lexicon) and is defined as, God
(Elohim) of raising. “The son” is translated
from the Hebrew word “ben.” It is word #1121 and is defined as, a son (as a builder of the family name). Hilkiah is
#2518 and is defined as, 'from 2506 and 3050; portion
What does this mean? It has to do with the Son who is risen (resurrected)
Whose portion or inheritance is the name Yah or Yahweh.
This, of course, is speaking of Yahshua. He personally reveals, “And to
the angel of the assembly in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is
holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no
man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have
set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little
strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name,” Rev. 3:7-8.
Notice that! Yahshua is the One Who has the key of David spoken of in Isa.
22! Yahshua is the One Who has the power to open (pathach) and no man can shut
and shut and no man can open (pathach).
It was Yahshua Who opened (pathach) the windows of heaven so that the Holy
Spirit could be poured out on the FIRSTFRUITS assembly. The Holy Spirit is the
Spirit of Liberty. It sets one free, opens (pathach) the gate (sha‘ar) of
righteousness and salvation.
Again, only the Melchizedek priesthood has a right and the ability to go
through the door (pathach) and enter into the holy place wherein is contained
the menorah, the table of shewbread, etc.
THE THIRD OPENING
The third opening or door to
the Tabernacle was the one that opened into the Holy of Holies. The hanging or
door was called a vail. Its Hebrew name is “poreketh.” It was beyond this
vail that only the high priest was allowed to enter and only once a year at
“Poreketh” is #6532 in Strong’s Exhaustive
Concordance and is defined as, feminine active participle of the same
as 6531; a separatrix, i.e. (the sacred) screen.
The one difference between this vail and the other two doors is that it had
cherubim embroidered upon it (Ex. 26:31).
The book of Hebrews records, “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to
enter into the holiest by the blood of Yahshua, by a new and living way which He
hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is
to say, His flesh; and having an High Priest over the house of
Elohim; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having
our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure
Notice that carefully! Those who have come to the sacrifice and have been
washed with pure water (the waters of baptism, but remember that the brazen
laver was also at the pethach) are able to enter into the holiest by the blood
of Yahshua. But it says that the veil is His flesh.
Let’s understand now. We repented of our sins and came to the sacrifice of
Yahshua at the sha‘ar. We were washed, immersed in the pure waters of the
pethach. Now we can enter into the Holiest place through the flesh (veil/poreketh)
and blood of Yahshua.
This word “poreketh” comes from another Hebrew word which means the very
same thing. It is #6531 in Strong’s Exhaustive
Concordance. It is the Hebrew word “perek” which is defined as,
from an unused root meaning to break apart; fracture, i.e. severity:--cruelty,
Look at the definition! It has to do with breaking apart, fracturing,
severity, cruelty, rigour. Yahshua blessed the bread and broke it. According to
the Apostle Paul He said, “Tae, eat, this is My body, which is broken for you:
this do in remembrance (as a memorial) of Me,” 1 Cor. 11:24.
We have defined for you the rigour, the severity, the cruelty that Yahshua
had to go through because of our sins. But there is one final thing that must be
pointed out. When we participate in the Passover symbols, and we are eating the
bread, we must think of His body that is broken for us. We must think of our own
sins that we have committed which brought this curse upon Him. As we eat that
bread, we are fracturing, breaking apart (in symbolism, of course) the body of
the Messiah. This is discerning the Sovereign’s body! As we bless and break
the unleavened bread representing His body, it should remind us of the cruelty
and severity that He suffered for each one of us. As we eat that bread, we
fracture and break it apart even further, we should again be reminded of His
Who should be partaking of these most precious symbols? Those who can
understand these thing written here! If you are not able to understand these
things then you are not properly examining yourself, nor are you discerning the
Sovereign’s body. We must be careful ere we eat and drink unworthily and be
guilty of the body and blood of the Messiah.
May Yahweh bless you to see and understand these things and approach the
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