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Inside this issue:


The True Testimony

What is Truth

Let Me Entertain You

The Coming Kingdom

The Jerusalem Bible

Our Savior, Were His Parents Hebrew Or Greek

Comments From Our Readers


EDITOR:   Jerry Healan

  ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Frances Healan
PROOFREADERS:   Frances Healan, Jerry Healan

OUR COVER:  We have chosen a beautiful, peaceful fall scene to embellish our cover for this issue. This reminds us of a couple of Scriptures that are worthy to be quoted there. First is what Yahweh promised Noah, “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease,” Gen. 8:22. The second is found in the book of Daniel, “And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding,” Dan. 2:21. Yahweh’s word continues. Spring, summer, fall and winter are continuing. Seedtime and harvest time continue. May His creation continue to not only prove His word, but praise Him!

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  The economy is in danger of collapse. On the day that the announcement of the failure of Lehman Brothers, as well as the buyout of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America, one of my daughters called me questioning me about the owners of Bank of America. She was concerned concerning the small amount of savings that she has on hand disappearing quickly. But, of course, since that time we have had the failure of Wacovia, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mack, AIG, and the list is growing daily.

  Now, the President that gave a tax break in the beginning of his administration, has signed a preposterous bailout bill to the tune of an excess of 700 billion dollars. This would be one of the biggest tax bills in the history of this country, because that is how the bill has to be paid, through tax dollars, of course. Interestingly, the legislators who crafted (like witches on a hunt) the bill, even though they acted like they were highly upset at the financial condition of the country, still added riders to this most expensive piece of legislation that will spend even more hundreds of billions in pork programs. There are many things included in this bill that we simply haven’t been advised on yet, but the days are coming when we will learn the awful truths and suffer the great ramifications of it.

  It is interesting, but those who hold governmental offices actually live in a different world than those of us who are enslaved to the system. They live in a protective bubble. They will not suffer as does the rest of the population. They become like royalty, leaving the common life behind. Supposedly, they are elected to serve their constituents, but in reality, they are elevated to the offices of self-service. Their new masters are the ones who have the big bucks to not only help them acquire the office that they ran for, but who also purchase their special legislative favors with big lobbying dollars.

  But who is responsible for all of the disastrous financial disaster that is facing us? The answer is that we are all responsible for it from the greatest to the least.

  We learned from the savings and loans debacle that occurred in the Reagan administration that there were many very greedy and dishonest people who had wormed their way into that system and even drug money and other unsavory financial gains were being laundered through that system.

  Then came the Enron disaster along with some other huge firms. We learned that in every instance, the company heads were cooking the books to make it all look like the company was literally thriving, when the reality was that while the heads were living high on the hog, so to speak, the company was in financial disarray. Interestingly, the company heads were prosecuted and sent to prison.

  But now, we have governmental institutions that are failing (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mack, etc.). Why? This author remembers the marching orders issued by the Clinton administration. News reports declared that loans were going to be made to people, no matter their financial status. This was an all out effort to provide homes for the most needy of our country even though they couldn’t pay the notes. I remember at the time thinking about the financial disaster that was ahead for this country. The disaster is here and why is it that the very ones who have been running the show in the government get a pass? Why aren’t the governmental officials who concocted this mess taken before the courts like everyone else would be? As stated, they are living in a different world from the common people. They are the untouchables in today’s world. Of course, the effort is out to lay the blame on someone, anyone would do, but the problem is that the ones who have been running the show, are having trouble finding, shall we say, a scapegoat?

  It is interesting that Barack O’Bama’s financial advisors were heads over the failed institutions of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mack. It is interesting that even though Barack O’Bama is one of the youngest kids on the block at the senate level, and has only been in office for somewhere around 200 days or so, but has received the second largest contribution from those systems (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mack).

  Barney Franck is a Congressional Representative who has headed the House Financial Services Committee. Much blame for this fiasco should also fall on his head. But, as stated, we all are to blame for it, even though the heads of the system should suffer the consequences for not signaling a warning and heading the disaster off. John McCain did try to do something about it a couple of years ago, but the Democrats squashed his efforts to get a handle on it.

  I previously wrote of the chaos and confusion that would be associated with the presidency of George W. Bush because of his last name. I wrote about his father’s term in office because of his last name. You see, I study the Scriptures, which warn us of the chaotic events that will take place at the end of the age. I thought it interesting then and I think it interesting now that we had presidents, father and son, with the last name Bush.

  In my Scriptural studies, I have come across Hebrew words that not only apply to Yahweh’s word, but there are names of people, places and even countries that are associated with the Hebrew language and those names, in Hebrew, will go to great lengths to identify to us what or who the country, place, thing, or person is. They also are utilized to fulfill prophecy.

  Take the name Bush, for instance. Bush, in Hebrew, has to do with shame, confusion, to confound, etc. The elder Bush confused the electorate when he openly declared “no new taxes,” and promptly passed a “new tax” bill shortly after assuming office. He was rejected for a second term.

  We are living at the end of the age. We are all responsible for the failures. We have all known that you can’t continue to live off of credit. Yet, we have allowed our leaders to continue to borrow us into oblivion from budget, to budget, to budget. The national debt and the interest on it is astounding. However, most of our people are in debt, I was going to say up to their eyeballs, but actually it is over their heads. We are drowning in debt. Someone who is drowning usually ends up dead. We are not only drowning from the national debt that our leaders have been deceived to lay upon our shoulders, but we are also drowning in our own personal debts. Scripture does say that the borrower is servant (slave) to the lender (Prov. 22:7). That same proverb says that the rich rule over the poor.

  There is great wealth, riches in Washington D. C. There is great power in wealth. Baron Rothschild said (paraphrasing) that he didn’t care to have control over a people’s army, he only wanted control over their wealth. He and his family are the ones who established the modern banking systems throughout the world. The world is being ruled by the rich international bankers. Through their financial wizardry, they can make fortunes disappear overnight in places like the stock markets, the banks, etc. Such has been the case lately. Over two trillion dollars have disappeared through the stock market alone.

  But there are also other ways to manipulate riches and tax the people. One way is through the deceptiveness of inflation. Inflation is nothing more than a hidden tax.

  The main manipulation, however, is through interest rates on debt. A look at the special clock in New York the other day revealed that the national debt is over 10 trillion dollars. Who owns this debt? The international bankers, of course. Who is really ruling our country? The international bankers, of course.

  Why do you think that the president dispatched our armies to Afghanistan and to Iraq? To protect oil pipelines in Afghanistan and to seize the Iraqi oilfields by force. The Iraqi oilfields were to be utilized for the good of the Iraqi people, but is that taking place?

  Of course, our army was sent in to not only conquer Iraq, but to remain stationed there to protect the oilfields. The question is, who is paying for the considerable debt that is being incurred? The answer is the American taxpayer. Why aren’t the proceeds from the oilfields being utilized to finance the U. S. Forces presence? The answer is because we are servants of, enslaved to the international bankers and must do their bidding so that they can continue to rape the citizens of the earth of their sustenance.

  But take a good look at ourselves.   Our national character and morality is also no longer what it was at one time. In my own lifetime, I have seen a people who would have been embarrassed to hear a curse word on television or in the movies, go to spouting off of some of the most vile and filthy language in those movies, and it is expected to be heard in today’s world. As a matter of fact, if it isn’t heard, then it simply isn’t a good movie. Even the music had become absolutely filthy.

  Then there is the nudity and sex issue. I remember when there was no bedroom scene allowed. Everyone was dressed from head to foot. There was kissing, but the kiss ended the scene. Today, the whole sex scene has to be displayed. (Don’t get me wrong, I don’t watch those movies, but sometimes even the most seemingly innocent movie can have some of the most torrid sex scenes.)

  Our character and morality is suffering greatly because we have been encouraged to throw the Scriptures away. We have been taught that we are only here by accident and people are simply too mushy headed to believe or prove otherwise. When a people throw away Yahweh and His wondrous word of instruction, the avenue that they take is the broad way to death and destruction.

  Having been a former member of Worldwide Church of God while Herbert W. Armstrong was still alive, I remember some of his wise sayings. He would quote a former acquaintance of his that he knew in the Great Depression era. His friend told him that as long as more than 50% of the people of the country were honest and doing honest business, then things would be fine, but when over 50% of the people and businesses were dishonest, then the financial markets would fail.

  Our leaders have been dishonest and have acted thusly. Our businesses have been dishonest and have acted thusly. Finally, our common people have been dishonest and have acted thusly. Therefore, there is going to be a great fall and nothing short of the intervention of Yahshua the Messiah will prevent it or remedy it.

  We have entered a period of chaos and confusion (Hebrew = buwsh/Bush). One final thing is the appearance of a man named Barack O’Bama on the scene. Barack is a very meaningful Hebrew name. In Hebrew, baraq is lightning or a flashing sword. Bama, in Hebrew, is bamah which means “high place” (of the earth, earthly).

  A storm brings confusion and chaos, witness what tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons, winds, etc. cause. What accompanies those storms is lightning (Hebrew = baraq/barack).

  The only person running for office who has a name and, I think, character to stave off disaster for a short period is Sarah Palin. Searching the Hebrew, her name Sarah means princess, or queen. Palin seems to be close to a Hebrew word that means “a certain one,” or “judge.” But, of course, she would only be a Vice President, not the President and leader of the nation.

  Thinking about the name John McCain, John comes from the Hebrew Yochanan, which has to do with the grace and favor of Yahweh. McCain is a Scotch-Irish name. The Mc gives the idea of “son” in that heritage. “Cain” is that name that one struggles with because we all know that the first son of Adam and Eve was given that name. He was of the spirit of the murderer Satan. He slew His brother Abel. Cain, in Hebrew, means “a lance striking quickly.”

  One is not sure how the McCain—Palin relationship would be, since she took on the “good ole boy” framework in Alaska victoriously. The problem is that John McCain is a member of the “good ole boy” framework in Washington.

  Remember that Yahweh sent Deborah to judge Israel in one of their times of need. The stage is set, or seemingly set. If  the Democrat candidate wins the election, we could be struck with “lightning of the earth’s high places,” or a “flashing sword of the earth’s high places.”

  If McCain/Palin win, we could have a “princess judge” like Deborah to stave off the final destruction.

  In the end, however, if we dance to the fiddle, then we will pay the piper, as the old saying goes. We have danced to the fiddle of excess. We have rejoiced in great wealth, no matter the cost. It has been a real orgy, so to speak. Now, or soon, the price must be paid. We are all responsible and accountable for our sins. The penalty, the wages of sin is death (Ro. 6:23).

  Punishment is on the way, but we can also look forward to the fulfillment of the last half of this famous verse, “but the gift of Yahweh is eternal life through Yahshua the Messiah our Sovereign.”

  To receive this gift, we must repent of (turn away from) our sins, and begin to walk according to Yahweh’s word. Failure to do so will bring sudden and sure destruction. May Yahweh bless us with true repentance. JH

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Do you know what the testimony is? Scripture says that if we speak not according to it, it is because there is no light in us.  Do you have Yahweh’s light? This article will expose you to it.

By Jerry Healan

Isa 8:1 Moreover Yahweh said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.  2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.  3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said Yahweh to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.  4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.  5 Yahweh spake also unto me again, saying,  6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;  7 Now therefore, behold, Yahweh bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks:  8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.  9 ¶ Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.  10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for Elohim is with us.  11 For Yahweh spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, 12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.  13 Sanctify Yahweh of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.  14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.  15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.  16 ¶ Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.  17 And I will wait upon Yahweh, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.  18 Behold, I and the children whom Yahweh hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from Yahweh of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.  19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their Elohim? for the living to the dead?  20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light (shachar) in them.

What is the testimony? The answer to this question is found in the Torah. Isaiah says that He (Yahweh) will be for a sanctuary. The Hebrew word for sanctuary is miqdash.

Ex 25:1 ¶ And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. 3 And this is the fine linen, and goats' hair, 5 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, 6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense, 7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate. 8 And let them make me a sanctuary (miqdash); that I may dwell among them.

Ex 38:21 ¶ This is the sum of the tabernacle, even of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest.

The Tabernacle of old that was built in the wilderness is the testimony.

Yahweh was the El (God to the modern world) of the Hebrews, “And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of Yahweh, the everlasting El,” Gen. 21:33.

The Hebrew word El was lain Paleo Hebrew. It was la in pictorial Hebrew.  The aleph is an hieroglyphic for the head of an ox or a ram. The lamed is an hieroglyphic for a cattle goad or shepherd’s rod. While we understand that the Hebrew word El means Mighty One, according to the use of the hieroglyphics, it has to do with the Great Shepherd of Cattle.  David said that Yahweh was his shepherd in Psalm 23:1. Yahweh is again called the shepherd of Israel in Psalm 80:1, Isa. 40:11, etc. Yahshua proclaimed that He is the good shepherd in Jn. 10:11, 14. Peter calls Yahshua the Chief Shepherd (1 Pet. 5:4).

The lamed (l)also comes from the Hebrew word lamad, which means to teach. Yahweh is the great teacher because He gave us the torah, the psalms and the prophets to teach us about things of old, but He also gave us the whole of the New Testament to also teach us of things that were fulfilled by Yahshua and also things yet to be fulfilled. Yahshua was called a great teacher, Jn. 3:1-2; 20:16.

The original sanctuary was the tabernacle of old in the wilderness. The Hebrew word for tabernacle is ohel (lha). The sanctuary was the dwelling place of El (la). Notice the first and last letters of the Hebrew word for tabernacle. They are aleph (a) and lamed (l), or El la  (Hebrew reads from right to left). The Hebrew letter hei is interjected between, in the midst of the word la. The hei (h) is an hieroglyphic for lo, behold or the. Thus, the tabernacle of testimony was the dwelling (shakan,), the sanctuary (miqdash) of the great El Yahweh. It was given so that Israel could behold their El. Moses wrote about it, of course, but few understand the implications behind it.


In the book of Hebrews chapter 9 the tabernacle, priesthood and offerings are said to be “figures”, but the Greek word utilized is parabole or parable in the English language. Parables are given to hide the true meanings so that even though people see and hear, they still are blind and deaf to the truth of them. That’s why Yahshua came speaking to the people of His day in parables. They saw Him, heard Him and saw His wondrous works, but still couldn’t understand the truth about Him. (Mt. 13:10-13)

Paul said that the apostles spoke in mysteries (1 Cor. 2:1-14).

The Book of Proverbs reveals that Yahweh purposely hides things in His word.

Pr 25:1 These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out. 2 It is the glory of Elohim to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

Let’s take a look at these verses with a Hebrew Interlinear in accompaniment with some of the words.

Pr 25:1 These are also proverbs <mashal> of Solomon, <Sh@lomoh> which the men <'enowsh> of Hezekiah <Chizqiyah> king <melek> of Judah <Y@huwdah> copied out. <`athaq>

 2 It is the glory <kabowd> of <'elohiym> to conceal <cathar> a thing: <dabar> but the honour <kabowd> of kings <melek> is to search out <chaqar> (a primitive root; properly, to penetrate; hence, to examine intimately:--find out, (make) search (out), seek (out), sound, try.) a matter. <dabar>

The Hebrew word for “word” is dabar. Thus, Yahweh conceals things in His word, but the heart of His kings, not the kings of the world, seek to search out the hidden things in His word. If the princes and kings of this world had understood the truth about Yahshua, then they would not have crucified Him.

The main point is that even though the great El Yahweh lived among His people, He still hid Himself from them. Yahweh dwelt between the cherubim in the holy of holies where only one man was allowed to enter, the high priest of Israel, once a year on the day of atonement. Even then, he could only enter after a great cloud of incense was introduced in order to cover the ark so that the priest couldn’t see Yahweh sitting on the ark of the covenant.

Yahweh remained behind the vail, hidden out of sight. Didn’t Isaiah say that Yahweh hid his face from the house of Jacob? Didn’t the Apostle Paul even write that there is still a vail on the heart of the children of Israel? (2 Cor. 15) Furthermore, Paul writes that the overall great preponderance of the children of Israel were purposely blinded (Ro. 11:7-25).


In his book entitled The Mysterious Bible Codes, Grant R. Jeffrey writes, “Six hundred years ago, Rabbi Bachya, a European rabbi, wrote a book in which he described his discovery of a pattern of letters that formed meaningful words encoded in the Torah at equally spaced intervals. When he examined the Hebrew letters, beginning in Genesis 1:1, he noticed that if he began with the last letter (tav t) in the first word of the Bible—Bereishis tyvarb “beginnings”—and skipped every 49 letters, the word Torah hrwt was spelled out. In other words, every 50 th letter of the text spelled the word Torah hrwt.

Rabbi Bachyah also found that the opening verse of Exodus contained the word Torah hrwt, also spelled out at the same 50-letter interval, beginning with the first appearance of the letter t. When he examined the opening verses of Leviticus, however, he discovered the Hebrew word HaShem (hwhy), which means “the name” (of God), spelled out every 8 th letter, beginning with the first letter, yod y.

When the rabbi examined the initial verses of Numbers and Deuteronomy, the fourth and fifth books of the Bible, again he found that the word Torah hrwt was encoded. In the book of Numbers, Torah hrwt was spelled out in reverse at a 50-letter interval and in Deuteronomy, to his surprise, Torah hrwt was spelled out in reverse at a 49-letter interval, beginning with the fifth verse.

Dr. Daniel Michelson calculated that, based on a letter frequency analysis, the odds are more than 3 million to 1 against the word Torah hrwt being encoded by chance, beginning with the first word of Genesis. Therefore, the odds that the word Torah hrwt would appear in ELS code at the very beginning of each of the four books of Moses simply by chance are astronomical.” (pp. 33-34)

See Figure 1 on next page


 What is also quite amazing about this Bible code is the fact that the book of Leviticus was addressed to the Aaronic priesthood. The Aaronic priesthood and the Levites who served the tabernacle were all children, descendants of Levi. Levi means “to join.” You will notice that in Figure 2 concerning the placement of the tabernacle and the tribes of Israel, that the Levites were all placed around the tabernacle almost as a buffer zone. This reveals that the Levites were the ones who not only served the tabernacle, but they were the tribe utilized to “join” the Israelites to Yahweh.

Furthermore, the priests were to declare the Torah to the Israelites, while the whole of the Torah is a witness of Yahweh. The Prophet Malachi declares to the Levites, “And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith Yahweh of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it. And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith Yahweh of hosts. My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name. The law (Torah) of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity. For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of Yahweh of hosts. But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith Yahweh of hosts. Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law (Torah). Have we not all one father? Hath not one Elohim created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers? Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of Yahweh which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange el. Yahweh will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto Yahweh of hosts,” Mal. 2:1-12.

When  Israel was delivered from Egypt into the wilderness. They heard Yahweh, saw His great works, but still couldn’t understand what was going on. They were given many precious things, but very few could receive them. The overall majority perished in the wilderness.  How many of twenty years old and upward were able to enter into the promised land? According to Scripture, only two, Caleb and Yahshua. Even Moses and Aaron weren’t able to enter into the land of Canaan.

Do you not see how many things are simply hidden in Yahweh’s word? Didn’t Isaiah say that He hides His face from Jacob? (Isa. 8:17)

Even though the tabernacle was the dwelling place of Yahweh among the Israelites it, its appurtenances, the priesthood and their sacrifices and offerings were given as parables in order to keep the people blinded as to their true meanings.

Yahweh hid Himself behind a veil in the qodesh ha qodeshim (holy of holies) and only one man was allowed to enter only once per year on the day of atonement and even then not without blood, and a cloud of incense to cover the ark of the covenant, which is also the ark of the testimony, so that he couldn’t really see Yahweh between the cherubim.


One of the major things that the tabernacle spoke of was that of sacrifice. The altar of sacrifice was in the east. The priests slew the sacrifices beside the altar and dispensed them in accordance with the law of sacrifices and offerings that we find in Leviticus chapters 1-7.

But the placement of Israel reveals another story that is only revealed through in-depth study and revelation. The major tribe, Judah, was in the east. The name for Judah itself is interesting because the ancient Hebrew for Judah was hdwhy. The name Yahweh, of course, is hwhy. The only difference between the two names is the “dalet” (d). The dalet is an hieroglyphic or picture of a door, thus Judah is not only the tribe that is the door to the tabernacle, the dwelling place of Yahweh, but Judah is the tribe that Yahshua had to be born to so that He would be the true door to the heavenly tabernacle wherein the Heavenly Father dwells. Yahshua proclaimed that He was the door in John chapter 10.

Aaron and His sons, the priests, were placed in the east between Judah and the tabernacle. As a matter of fact, the Levites were placed between all of the tribes of Israel and the tabernacle. According to Scripture and Bible scholars, Judah was under the banner of a lion. Also the tribes of Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) were in the west, behind the tabernacle. They were under the banner of an ox. The question now would be, what does a lion do to an ox? When he gets hungry enough, doesn’t he make a meal of it? The next question is, what do priests do with an ox? Don’t they utilize them as animals of sacrifice?

The Gershonites were the Levitical tribe located in the west between the chief tribe Ephraim, along with Manasseh and Benjamin. The name Gershown is defined as, or Gershowm {gay-resh-ome'}; from 1644; a refugee; Gereshon or Gereshom, an Israelite:--Gershon, Gershom.

Notice that it is from 1644, which is the Hebrew word garash, which is defined as, a primitive root; to drive out from a possession; especially to expatriate or divorce:--cast up (out), divorced (woman), drive away (forth, out), expel, X surely put away, trouble, thrust out.

Yahweh purposely blinded His own people and cast them away as a sacrifice so that He might have mercy upon the rest of the world (Ro. 11).

The only animals satisfactory for sacrifice upon the altar were to be clean animals. They were cattle, sheep, and goats. The birds were doves and pigeons. The grain was barley and wheat. A search of the Scriptures reveals that Yahweh often called His people oxen, bulls, cows, sheep, goats, etc. There are also references to them as doves and pigeons, as well as grain. The rest of the nations of the world were referred to as wild, unclean animals. Yahweh’s people Israel were to be sacrificed for the rest of the world.


But, of course, there is more to the story. The Hebrew term for ark, upon which Yahweh sat, is arown (nwra). It is defined as; from 717 (in the sense of gathering); a box. However, furthermore, the word arown was also translated as; ark, chest, coffin.

The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments reveal that Yahshua was Yahweh! This author has written about this time and time again, but very few of our people are able to receive and understand this idea, this concept, but the Torah speaks of it. The testimony speaks of it. If one speaks not according to the Torah and the testimony, then it is because there is no light in them. The Hebrew word for light in Isa. 8:20 is shachar which has to do with the earliest rays of sunlight as they begin to penetrate the morning darkness.

Let’s convert the example from The Mysterious Bible Codes presented above into Ancient Pictorial Hebrew and then we can determine what is being presented. (See Figure 4)

e= Behold! r = head of a man, f = nail, t = cross. Putting it together it means, Behold the man nailed to the cross!

As shown in another article entitled Wonders In The Hebrew, we revealed that the name Yahweh (hwhy/hwhy) also has its own special meaning, but now we have the Pictorial Hebrew and look at what it is testifying! The name Yahweh is rendered thusly in the pictorial Hebrew: efei. e = behold, f = nail, e = behold, i = hand! What did Yahshua say to doubting Thomas? “Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing,” Jn. 20:27. Why did He want him to behold His hands? Because of the nails that had been driven there when He was hung on the cross!

How did Thomas respond? “And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Sovereign and my Elohim!”

Sovereign or Lord in Hebrew is Adonai. Thomas was calling Him both Adonai (sovereign, master, lord) and Elohim!

This is the witness of the Torah and also the testimony! The Scriptures reveal that the very One Who spoke the creation into existence, has dealt with the patriarchs and Israel, emptied Himself of the esteem, honor and magnificence that He had, became a man and suffered and died so that we all might have an opportunity to step into eternal life.


Isaiah proclaimed that Yahweh would be, “a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,” 8:14.

The Psalmist declares, “The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is Yahweh’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes,” 118:22-23.

 Yahshua combines Isaiah 8:14 and Psa. 118:22-23 in Matthew 21 revealing that both are speaking of Him. “Yahshua saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is Yahweh's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of Elohim shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet,” Mt. 21:42-46.

Many of our own people have gone to the direct descendants of the priests (Sadducees, Levites) and Pharisees (Rabbinic Judaism) in order to seek understanding from them concerning the Scriptures and what they are saying. Yahshua said that they are blind, and if you go to the blind to be led by them, then you will fall into the same ditch with them. (Mat. 15:14, see also Mat. 23)

The Apostle Paul was inspired to write, “What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed,” Ro. 9:30-33.

The Apostle Peter adds, “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that Yahweh is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of Elohim, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to Yahweh by Yahshua the Messiah. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed,” 1 Pet. 2:1-8.

The true testimony is that Yahshua is Yahweh. He is not the Father Yahweh, but is the Son Yahweh. The Scriptures have declared Him from the beginning. Yahshua came to declare His Father, “No man hath seen Elohim at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him,” Jn. 1:18. “And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape,” Jn. 5:37. “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise Elohim, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen,” 1 Tim. 1:17. “No man hath seen Elohim at any time. If we love one another, Elohim dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us,” 1 Jn. 4:12.

One day soon, we will see Him, but we can experience Him today through the Spirit of Yahshua haMessiah. If we have not His spirit, we are none of His.

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Joh 4:24  Elohim is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

What does it mean to worship Elohim in truth? What is truth?  Pilate asked this question when Yahshua was brought to him for judgement.

Joh 18:37  Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Yahshua answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

Joh 18:38  Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

Do we know what is truth?  Yahshua said he was the way, the truth and the life; no man comes unto the Father, but by him.  So, what does he mean he is the truth? Yahshua answers that question as he was praying to the Father.  

Joh 17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

We are also told that Yahshua is the word of Yahweh and was made flesh and dwelt among man. (John 1:1-14)

Psa 119:142  Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy Torah is the truth.

Psa 119:151  Thou art near, O Yahweh; and all thy commandments are truth.

So, now if we combine all these meanings given in scripture, we can conclude that Yahshua is the living Torah. He is the embodiment of the Word of Yahweh, the Torah, or the instructions of how to live a life pleasing to Yahweh.

How can one please the Father if he ignores His instructions (Torah)? Most protestant denominations claim the Torah no longer applies to them, that they are not under the law, but under grace. In other words, they believe they have freedom from the Torah or “Law” as it is translated in most bibles. I have heard them say they are no longer in bondage to the law (Torah). But, in reality, it is the Torah that brings us freedom because it tells us what sin is.  John tells us the very definition of sin is the transgression of the law (Torah). (1John 3:4)

1Jo 2:3  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1Jo 2:4  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Where do we find the commandments of Yahshua? They are the same as the Father and they are found in the law (Torah).

2Ti 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto Elohim, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Paul tells us in his letter to Timothy how we may please Yahweh. We are to study and rightly divide the word of truth, the Torah. The only scriptures in existence at the time Timothy wrote this, was the Torah. The “New Testament” letters had not yet been compiled. He also tells us that in the last days, men will be ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (2 Tim. 3:1-7).

How could this happen? Paul gives us the answer in 2 Thess. 2:7-12.

2Th 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

2Th 2:8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom Yahshua shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

2Th 2:9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

2Th 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

2Th 2:11  And for this cause Elohim shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

2Th 2:12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

This is not something that is yet future. Paul said it was already at work in his day. The Mystery of Iniquity is the mystery of lawlessness or “Torahlessness.”  You can prove this yourself by looking up the meaning of the word “Iniquity” in your concordance.

The Torah is truth. How many of us love the Torah and keep it’s commandments, statutes and precepts?

The conclusion is inescapable. To properly worship Elohim in spirit and in truth is to love His Torah as did King David and follow the instructions that lead to eternal life through Yahshua, our Messiah. You can’t worship Yahweh in any other way.

Pro 28:9  He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law (Torah), even his prayer shall be abomination.

Brick Parish

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Search and Test
By Ini Mbdbeng

  About the 1st or 2nd Sunday of November 2006, men and women of “timber and caliber”, high and low in government and private sectors and even from various denominations of Christendom gathered at the beautiful Catholic Church by Aka Road Junction, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria for a thanksgiving service on behalf of the first lady of the state.

  Nne Nnyin Alison Atta and husband together with family-grandchildren and in-law(s) were at the centre stage. Politicians and aspirants to various political offices were all present (very importantly) to buy favour of the Governor who they thought would have had a hand or finger in the choosing of the next governor, senators, representatives and so on.

  I was in my room watching the ceremony on TV with ease and admiration. Speeches were made and everyone was happy that Nne Nnyin regained her sight. But there was one remarkable speech that was made but ostensibly no one took it to heart. It was the Bishop’s speech. Apart from his usual eloquence usually interwoven with many dialects of the state, he had officially announced that he was going to conclude his speech by reading a portion of the scriptures from the (Catholic) Jerusalem Bible. I once read about that bible in a tract but have never seen it.

  I sat up and called my wife to come and listen. The Bishop read the portion clearly and all I wanted to hear was the true name of my Creator. Sure enough, I heard him three times reading, “… … … Yahweh … … … Yahweh … … … Yahweh … … …” That was just the name I wanted to hear. It confirmed what I read in that tract.

  Everywhere you have LORD and sometimes God in the Old Testament is replaced by the sacred name “Yahweh.” I did not even care what else was read by him. I was waiting to hear my Creator’s name read to that august congregation.

  Unfortunately, the entire congregation remained blank, including the Catholics and left without realizing that the Catholic Church, who changed the Creator’s name in the bible to “Jehovah,” “God,” and “Lord” hundreds of years ago has recently begun to reinstate the proper name-Yahweh. It is sad that our Christian brothers and sisters, who claim to be Protestants, do not know that some reverend fathers in their privacy might have been using the true name of the heavenly father in prayers and probably get results faster; but leave their followers to shout to “God” and “Lord.”

  Even the Jehovah’s Witnesses, in many of their pamphlets, accept that YHWH (called the Tetragrammaton, found almost 7,000 times in the original Hebrew bible) which is pronounced “Yahweh” is original and superior to Jehovah. On pages 8, 9, 10 and 11 of “The Divine Name That Will Endure Forever” they write that “Jehovah”, although formed out of error, is used because it is likely to meet with quicker response more than Yahweh. For “Jesus”, they say that was certainly not the name; “it might have been something like Yeshua or Yehoshua.”

  Before now, if you had told an average Christian that “Yahweh” is our heavenly father’s name, and that “Jesus” was not the original name of the son-our Savior, he/she would vehemently rebuke you and call you names. Many, in fact the majority, are still praying and singing songs satisfactorily and happily to generic titles whose meaning they do not even know. Do not be surprised that tomorrow if some Catholic clergy begin to observe the seventh day Sabbath on Saturday, which they boastfully accept they changed to Sunday, you will continue to see their laity and our stiff-necked un-protesting Protestants marching to church on Sundays.

  We have many “gods” and “lords” in earth and in heaven (1 Cor. 8:5) whether it is upper case “G” or lower case “g”, “L” or “l” they sound the same and therefore are the same. Check these portions for “a God” (Psa. 86:15, Psa. 77:13, 1 Sam. 17:46). Can anybody say these 3 portions that clearly indicate that “God” is just a title for any deity worshiped are mistakes? That would be a blatant refusal to accept the truth.

  If your are to address a particular nation’s president, would you continue to refer to him as Mr. President even in the presence of other presidents (including bank presidents)? Every president has a name. No president is nameless. Is your Creator a nameless Creator? My Creator has a name: one name (Zech. 14:9). His name is Yahweh. He also has a son who is our Saviour; whose name was also jealously changed by the Greeks to something like “Iesous” and later to Jesus when the letter “J” came into the English language about 500 years ago.

  It is a fact that he came in His father’s name as “Yahshua” which means “Yah’s salvation” or “Yah saves.” “Yah” is the short form of Yahweh and it is in the King James Bible (Psa. 68:4). Don’t forget that there is no “J” sound or letter in the Hebrew or the Greek.

  May I ask:

1.        Why do we have the name “Jesus” in Heb. 4:8 and Acts 7:45 in the King James Bible, but differently as Joshua (which is Yahshua in the Hebrew language) in all other bibles?

2.        Why do we have so many prophet’s names in the bible ending in “yah” or “iah”? For example, Isaiah, Obadiah, Zephaniah, Zechariah, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Eliyah, etc. and the world’s most popular word of praise “Hallelujah”? But the acclaimed Saviour’s name (Jesus) is nothing close to “Yah” or “ian”?

  May Yahweh’s Holy Spirit (Ruach Hakodesh) help you to understand in the name of Yahshua the Messiah.

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By Ini Mbebeng

  Mary (properly Miryam( and Joseph (properly Yoseph), the earthly parents of our Savior were Jews (Yahudim) and they all spoke Hebrew.

  When the angel spoke to them about their son, our Savior, and gave them a name which he was to be called, (Matt. 1:20-21), do you think the angel spoke Hebrew or Greek? (Don’t forget the parents, Mary and Joseph were Hebrew speaking people.)

  Today we all know that the name ‘Jesus’ is Greek. Why don’t we accept the clear fact that the angel spoke Hebrew and gave the name in Hebrew to Mary and Joseph as Yahshua (which means Yahweh’s salvation)? Yahshua in today’s English is Joshua. Why can’t we be truthful to ourselves and accept the simple fact that our savior’s name is Yahshua the Messiah and not the gentile-Greek-name “Jesus?”

  Many clergymen know very well that the mess was cooked up by Constantine who forbade Hebrew writings, especially in the New Testament Scriptures. He changed Yahshua to Iesous and later to Jesus, Moshiac (Messiah) to Christos (Christ).

  May Yahweh help us to accept the truth and drop the Greek or gentile name and title in our worship. HalleluYah!

  If you care to prove this, please check

  (1) The Living Bible (Self Help Edition) Footnotes of page 124.

  (2) “The Divine Name that Endures Forever” (by Jehovah’s Witnesses) Page 9, 10, 11.

  (3) Compare King James Bible with all other Bibles when you read Heb. 4:8 and Acts 7:45. You will see the mix-up.

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  Just received your magazine (Sept.-Oct.) and was amazed and gratified to finally hear someone address the issues of today and answer them with lucid, as well as, enlightened responses.


Shalom Jerry,

   Kudos on the article "Wonders in the Hebrew" in the latest Yahshua's Witness Magazine Sep.-Oct. 2008!!  You hit the nail on the head on page 5, when you said that the Hebrew was the language of revelation. Yahweh revealed Himself to His people in this language and Yahshua spoke to Shaul on the road to Damascus in Hebrew (Acts 26:14). On the inside front cover, you said there is a resurging interest in the language in these latter days. Why? I'm sure you've read the prophecy in Tzephanyah 3:9, where Yahweh says "For then I will turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call on the name of Yahweh, to serve Him with one consent." The word turn  is "haphak" (Strong' 2015) and in this context means to return(restore). Did you know that this verse is distinct in all  the Tanahk(Old Testament Scriptures), it is the only one consisting of  ALL 22 Hebrew letters! Also, all Hebrew words used in the Tanahk can be found in the first 4 Chapters of B'reshiyt (Genesis).

   I also wanted to say, that the talents mentioned in the parable in Mattityahu 25 starting in verse 14, are the knowledge and understanding, Yahweh has given each of us, that we are to share. Look what happened to the man given the one talent, he didn't share and lost everything!! So the many you know, who are also learning, I hope you are keeping in touch with them, so you all can grow.


Shalom Friends,

  First I want to thank you for the wonderful article you wrote about "Wonders in the Hebrew." I really enjoyed that insightful blessing. It helps us to increase our understanding about the infinite power that sustains all things. I think it is tougher for us to keep a sound perspective on the important Holy Spiritual side with a storm of wickedness, perverseness and destruction coming at us from everything going on around us. That article really was a joy to me.

   The article about the Holy Name of the Savior, Yahshua made me up set. I felt anger and wanted to fight.  The commentaries are so full of perversion especially about the true Savior, Yahshua. It isn't any surprise though.  Satin isn't called subtle, crafty, liar, deceiver, perverter for nothing. He has done exactly as the prophecy says, he has led the whole world astray. There are only a few who have a heart full of hunger for the truth and keep digging and apply, refining to become more pure so we can be found worthy of having a part in Yahshua's righteousness, given a permanent job of ruling and governing the earth in truth and righteousness. It's amazing how many commentaries show the pagan sun god, Zeus Krishna as many other renditions but the truth is all recorded, it will stand.  Yahshua has only one standard for the truth and all perversion no matter how close they make it seem to be to the real thing it will not be accepted. Satin is an expert at creating diabolical perversions that have a veneer of being holy while all the time it is worshipping demons. I primarily use the Holy Scriptures published by a group out of So. Africa and they show for the name (J) Iosous also they go on to say that it is  an amalgamation of 4 Greek deities. The Webster's Dictionary says this about Zeus- The supreme deity of the ancient Greeks, a son of Cronus and Rhea, brother of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, and Poseidon, and father of a number of gods, demigods, and mortals; the god of the heavens, identified by the Romans with Jupiter.  The current pope wore his Jupiter hat when we visited Germany for his tour there.

  This Sun god worship was around long before Yahshua came and died. When Paul went to Greece he visited their temple and said he could see that they were very religious because they even had a sign for the unknown God.  Then he went on to explain who that unknown God really was.

  Well I could go on and on about this but you know that each one of us is being tested and tried and how we stand for the truth determines the spiritual level we will reach and the position we will receive in the kingdom if we qualify and I pray that we will be found worthy to be part of Yahshua's Kingdom there is no other. There is only one kingdom of life and the other is death.  As for me I want to live to promote life.


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