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FROM THE EDITOR
Ancient Pictographic Hebrew Language
FROM THE EDITOR
SPECIAL REQUEST FROM A MUSLIM
We recently received this letter from an imprisoned Muslim. It reads,
“Brother, I was taking your Bible course by mail, but I turned my back on
Elohim and began to study Islam again. I ended up jumping another believer in
Yahshua. I am an African-American. This is the fourth time I have been to
prison. I have a problem breaking away from Islam. I have asked Yahweh in
Yahshua’s name to forgive me for jumping another believer in Yahshua. The
devil is at war against me, trying to cause me to be a crusader in my mind for
Islam. What I need to know is where Islam came from; who is Allah? Maybe if you
can help me understand more about Yahshua from the Bible, it will help me get a
Pray that I will not go back to Islam. Ask Elohim to give me an
understanding about Islam so I can break away from it and follow Yahshua. I will
be looking to hear from you soon. I love you in Yahshua’s name.”
ANSWER: My dear Muslim brother, I must confess that I have never studied
the Koran, nor much about Islam. But I have continually studied the Scriptures
inspired by Yahweh, therefore, if there are any writings that promote another
faith, I give them no credence because Yahweh is my Elohim and I don’t believe
that there is any place in the Koran, nor any other writings (such as the
Sanskrit, Buddhist writings, Shinto writings, etc.) that declare, Yahweh came
unto me, or the Word of Yahweh came unto me, or the Angel of Yahweh came unto me
except the Hebrew writings.
The name of salvation is Yahweh. This is revealed in Joel 2:32; Acts
2:21; & Ro. 10:13. The common Hebrew terms applied to Yahweh in the
Scriptures that come even close to Allah are El, Eloah, and Elohim. But these
are common nouns to describe who or what He is, just like we have the terms man,
men, mankind, etc. for ourselves. You are a man, I am a man, we are men,
mankind, but we have a personal name to distinguish us from each other. Yahweh
is the Creator’s personal name that He gave to Moses and to us. He is never
referred to in the Scriptures as Allah.
Here is what Yahweh proclaims, “8But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen,
the seed of Abraham my friend. Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the
earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art
my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I am
with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy Elohim (NOTE: He doesn’t say Allah): I will strengthen
thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my
Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall
be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with
thee shall perish. 2 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find
them, even them that contended with thee: they that
war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
13 For I Yahweh thy
Elohim will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith
Yahweh, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel,” Isa. 41:8-14.
Furthermore, Yahweh is an Elohim of truth, His word is truth and He
declares to Israel, “For I am Yahweh, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob
are not consumed,” Mal. 3:6.
Now, Mohammed, who never admits to knowing Yahweh, says that He has
changed and embraced the sons of Ishmael and rejected Israel. We know that there
was one who came to the first woman Eve (Chavah) and disputed with the words of
Yahweh. Eve later admitted that this one who came to her, the serpent, had
beguiled (deceived) her. Anyone who comes to you and tells you that Yahweh has
rejected Israel and chosen someone else is disputing the very words of truth
that Yahweh, Himself, spoke.
Do you see what is in store for Islam in these Scriptures? Yahweh says
that those who are incensed against Israel will be ashamed, and confounded and
become as nothing. Those who contend and war with them will become as nothing
and a thing of nought. These are words that every Muslim needs to hear. The only
way that you can receive salvation is through the very One that Mohammed denied,
that is Yahshua the Messiah. The only way that you can come into a covenant
relationship with Yahweh is to become a Hebrew through Yahshua the Messiah,
because the New Covenant that Yahweh promises to make is made only with the
houses of Israel and Judah (Jer. 31:31-34; Heb. 8:7-13).
If this doesn’t help you to flee from Islam into the arms of our
awesome and marvelous Elohim Yahweh and His Beloved Son Yahshua the Messiah,
then I don’t know what else to do for you or any of the other Muslims.
There is only one Elohim, that is Yahweh, and Yahshua the Messiah is His
Son and Prophet!!!!!!!
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The book of Genesis describes the beginning of all things
as we know them. Genesis has to do with being generated, begun, put in motion,
brought forth, etc. Genesis declares that the heavens and earth were originally
created, generated, brought forth by Elohim. Elohim made man in His own image
and set him as sovereign over the earth. What follows throughout Scripture is
the inability of man, when left to himself, to be faithful in serving the
commands and edicts of his very own Creator. This treatise will reveal how a
very important statement made at the beginning, the genesis, has been brought
around full circle in the end of days, for those who desire understanding.
By Jerry Healan
Scripture reveals that man
(Adam) was made on the sixth day of creation being made the sovereign, the
master over the earth, “And Elohim said, Let us make man in our image, after
our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So Elohim created man in his own
image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them.
And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,
and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the
sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon
the earth…And Elohim saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was
very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth
day,” Gen. 1:26-28, 31.
Did you know that the primary
element of which we are made is carbon? Did you know that the atomic number for
carbon is six (6)? Furthermore the Scriptural number for man has always been
understood to be six! As a matter of fact, the book of Revelation chapter 13
reveals that the number of the end-time beast is 666!
We learn through the five
senses, 1) seeing, 2) hearing, 3) smelling, 4) tasting and 5) feeling. But we
need a sixth component if we are able to put the knowledge of these five senses
together. That sixth component is the “spirit (breath) in man.” “For what
man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him?” 1
Cor. 2:11 (first part).
The main Hebrew word for spirit
is ruach. The main Greek word for spirit is pneuma. Both words, ruach and pneuma
are also translated as breath. The Hebrew word ruach
is also translated as air. We breathe (ruach)
the air (ruach), which gives us life. Thus,
the natural man is once again labeled with the number six (6). We learn through
the five (5) senses and the sixth (6 th)
component that we utilize to not only live, but amalgamate knowledge through the
five senses is breath, air, spirit (ruach/pneuma).
This imparts to us the knowledge of the natural, carnal man.
Yahweh uses various plays on
words in the Hebrew Scriptures that we simply don’t see in the English
language. When we read, “And Elohim said, Let us make man in our image, after
our likeness…,” (Gen. 1:26), there are many subtle messages that can be
found in just these few words.
One of those messages is about
the word “man,” which in the Hebrew language, is Adam. Adam was made of the
dust of the ground.
The Hebrew word for “ground” is adamah! The Hebrew characters for Adam are
mda (a =
m). The Hebrew characters for ground are hmda (a = a; d = d; m = m; h = h).
The Hebrew characters for man
tell another story, which confirms the truth about Adam and Eve being the first
two humans created to begin the human race. The A/a (aleph) in the word Adam is the very first
letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It has to do with the number one (1) and
therefore, indicates that Adam is the one and only first man. The second letter
(dalet) is a picture word for “door.” The
third letter m/m (mim)
is a picture for water. We learn from John 7:37-39 that water is type of the
spirit, “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Yahshua stood and
cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that
believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers
of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on
him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because that Yahshua
was not yet glorified.)”
While water in this scenario
presented by Yahshua has to do in typology with the Holy Spirit, the situation
is that water can also symbolize the spirit, breath in/of man. In the book of
Revelation, John is shown the judgment of the whore who sits upon many waters.
This whore sits upon many false spirits, but also upon the sea of humanity.
Once again, the Hebrew word for
“spirit” is ruach, which can also be
translated as “breath.” The Greek word for “spirit is pneuma, which can also be translated as
“breath.” Thus, in the name Adam, we find that he is the first (a) man, the door (d) through which all humanity
comes into being, receiving the breath/spirit (m) of physical, fleshly,
Man is made from the dust of
the “ground.” Since the Hebrew word for “ground” is adamah (hmda), Yahweh utilized a play on
words in the Hebrew language. The final letter in ground (hmda) is the Hebrew letter hei (h). It tenders the idea of
“lo”, or “behold.” Sometimes the man is referred to as HaAdam (mdah). Thus we would obtain,
Behold the man (Adam/mda) from the ground (adamah/hmda)! Yes, absolutely! Behold
the wondrous power and works that Yahweh Elohim has the ability to bring forth!
Yahweh formed man (adam) from the dust (aphar) of the ground (adamah). The Hebrew word for “formed” is yatsar. The definition for yatsar is to mould into a form; especially as a
potter. It has to do with squeezing something into shape! What a marvelous
potter is Yahweh, as the Prophet Isaiah declared, “But now, Yahweh, thou art
our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter (yatsar); and we all are the work of thy
Another amazing thing that is
no doubt designed by Yahweh is the Hebrew word for blood. The word is dam (md), the last two letters in
the name of Adam (mda). The Scriptures decree that
the life of all flesh is in the blood, “And whatsoever man there be of the
house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any
manner of blood (md); I will even set my face against that soul that eateth
blood, and will cut him off from among his people. For the life of the flesh is in the blood:
and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls:
for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Therefore I said unto
the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any
stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. And whatsoever man there be of the
children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth
and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the
blood thereof, and cover it with dust. For it is the life of all flesh; the
blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of
Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh
is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off,” Lev. 17:10-14.
The Hebrew word for “life”
in this instance is nephesh. Nephesh is another interesting combination of
words, but when we come to understand the underlying truth of the situation,
then more marvels are revealed. The Scriptures reveal, “And Yahweh Elohim
formed (yatsar) man (adam) of the dust (aphar) of the ground (adamah), and breathed (naphach) into his nostrils (aph) the breath (neshemah)
of life; and man became a living soul (nephesh),”
Gen. 2:7. (Note: neshemah
is another Hebrew word for breath.)
Now look at the play on words
and the combinations as a result. Yahweh breathed (naphach)
into his nostrils (aph).
Through the nostrils (aph)
we breathe (naphach) our breath (neshamah), which makes us a living soul (nephesh). Nephesh
is a combination of naphach, aph,
Oxygen, breath, spirit, is
carried to the body via the red blood cells, which look like the number eight
laying on its side ∞. Interestingly, in mathematics, the same symbol is
utilized for infinity, but that’s another story. Amazingly, the atomic number
for oxygen is eight (8)! Isn’t it interesting that Yahweh created the man, put
blood in his veins which carries the life giving oxygen throughout his body and
the atomic number for oxygen would be discovered to be eight and the blood cells
that deliver the oxygen to the body would look like the number eight?! Is this
by design? This author believes so, which reveals the most wondrous and awesome
intellect that can ever be. The blood is oxygenated in the lungs, which then
flows to the heart so it can first be pumped to the brain, the body’s control
center. This is also the center of our feelings, emotions, thoughts, etc. The
blood then flows to the rest of the body with the remaining oxygen and
foodstuffs in order to provide breath, oxygen and food for the body’s cellular
structure. It is, we are, a most marvelous mechanism. There is no way that the
ignorance of evolution could have brought forth such a marvelous creation! Those
who embrace an original explosion with subsequent evolutionary development are
purposely blinded and even though they may be some of the most brilliant minds
on earth, the fact of the matter is that they are willingly ignorant of the true
Yahweh forbids us to eat or
drink blood because the life (nephesh)
of the flesh is in the blood. Yahweh forbids certain things, not because He
doesn’t want us to enjoy life, but because He does want us to enjoy life. The
problem is that man casts Yahweh’s word behind and goes out to seek his own
pleasure and desires, which are not in league with what Yahweh wants for us.
This leads us to understand
more concerning the creation of Adam, one man, through whom we all, as from one
blood, issue forth. The Apostle Paul declared to the men of Athens, “Yahweh
that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Sovereign of
heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped
with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life,
and breath, and all things; And hath
made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all
the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before
appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek Yahweh, if
haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every
one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of
your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we
are the offspring of Elohim, we ought not to think that the headship is like
unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. And the times of
this ignorance Yahweh winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to
repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in
righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance
unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead,” Acts 17:24-31.
The Hebrew, once again, for
blood is md
(dam). The Hebrew term for “one” is echad (dCa), but also the Hebrew letter
for “one” is the aleph (a). The one man from whom all peoples have issued is the
first man Adam (mda). Notice again that the
Hebrew word for ground is adamah
(hmda) and the Hebrew word for
“the man” is ha-adam mdah. The hei is moved from the end of the letters in
ground to the beginning in “the man.”
The breath, the oxygen, the
air, the spirit that we breathe imparts life to us so that we can accumulate the
knowledge through the five senses. This makes us a six component being.
The first five books of the
Bible are called the Torah. In the Torah there are found commandments, statutes,
judgments and teachings, which are good for us to read, learn and inculcate into
Here is another interesting
concept that is inculcated into the Torah that few people understand. The very
first letter of the Scriptures is the beit
(b/b). It is the second letter of
the Hebrew alphabet and is also utilized for the number two. It is an
hieroglyphic for a house.
The very last letter of the
Torah is the letter lamed (l/l). It also represents the
number thirty (30). It is an hieroglyphic of a shepherd’s staff or cattle
goad. Amazingly, the word lamed
comes from the Hebrew word lamad,
which has to do with learning, teaching and purpose. But what is even more
amazing is that the Hebrew word for “heart” is leb
If we will set our heart (bl) upon Yahweh’s word, then
we will learn and be taught of the Creator and His purpose for the creation. The
study of the Torah will bring us to Yahshua the Messiah, Who is the true
Shepherd, possessing the Shepherd’s staff (l). The lamed (l) in the Paleo Hebrew (l) is a closer representative
of the shepherd’s staff. Yahshua, the Shepherd, will lead us to the house (beit/b)
However, if we turn our heart
away from Yahweh and His marvelous word, then we will give ourselves to another
master. That master is Bel/Baal (lb). That’s right folks, if
we will love Yahweh with all our heart (bl), then we will learn and be
taught the purpose of life itself. We will have a faith and confidence, a peace
that will give us strength and courage. But if we refuse and cast Yahweh’s
word behind hating the wisdom, knowledge and understanding contained therein,
then we will give ourselves over to another master (Bel/Baal/lb) who is the sovereign of the
house of idolatry, rebellion, fear, death and destruction. Isn’t it
interesting that the word Bel/Baal (lb) is a reversal of the word
There are messages such as these revealed throughout the Scriptures, which
reveal the awesome mind and spirit that inspired it all to be written and
presented to us for our instruction and use. He is worthy of our praise, honor
and love with the whole heart. The truth of the matter is that the Hebrew
language is the language of revelation. When the Scriptures are converted into
other languages without the Hebrew as an interlinear, then the wondrous truths
such as these are lost. Once this is done, it is easy to deceive and mislead
people into paths that are not good. It’s too bad that the overall
preponderance of mankind casts His word behind or misuses and abuses it.
There are certain things in the
beginning stages of the book of Genesis that simply are not focused on, nor
understood by the overall majority of the people. Yahweh had made the man Adam
from the dust of the ground and placed him into the Garden of Eden to dress and
keep it. Two trees were planted in the midst of the garden, the tree of life and
the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen. 2:9). Yahweh cautioned the man,
“And Yahweh Elohim commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou
mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt
not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof
thou shalt surely die,” Gen. 2:16-17.
Interestingly, “of it” and
“thereof” are both translated from the same Hebrew word wnmm (memenu). It is also interesting that if you
check with the concordances, etc., this word is not introduced. One has to
possess an Interlinear Bible, which has the Hebrew language of the Old Testament
and the Greek of the New Testament with the corresponding English if he is going
to discover this word. If we trace this Hebrew word as it is utilized in chapter
three we will learn something that has been hidden and misunderstood from the
beginning (at least by the minds of natural men).
Let us trace the places wherein
this word is utilized is Gen. 3:1-11, “Now the serpent was more subtil than
any beast of the field which Yahweh Elohim had made. And he said unto the woman,
Yea, hath Elohim said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the
woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, Elohim hath
said, Ye shall not eat of it
(wnmm/memenu), neither shall ye touch it, lest ye
die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For Elohim
doth know that in the day ye eat thereof
(wnmm/memenu), then your eyes shall be opened, and ye
shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree
was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be
desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof
(wnmm/memenu), and did eat, and gave also unto her
husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and
they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made
themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of Yahweh Elohim walking in the
garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the
presence of Yahweh Elohim amongst the trees of the garden. And Yahweh Elohim
called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy
voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of (wnmm/memenu) the tree, whereof I commanded thee that
thou shouldest not eat?”
Notice that this word memenu is only utilized when speaking of eating
from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It is never utilized when
speaking of eating from the other trees of the garden.
The next verse wherein memenu is utilized is Gen. 3:17, “And unto
Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast
eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it (wnmm/memenu): cursed is the ground for thy sake; in
sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.”
Finally, we come to verse 22,
“And Yahweh Elohim said, Behold, the man is become as one of us (wnmm/memenu), to know good and evil: and now, lest
he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for
Instead of having been
translated as “…become as one of us…”
it should have been translated as “…become as one from it…” (the tree). Yahweh is righteous
and lives forever. The man, because of his action of eating from the tree, came
under the penalty of death. His knowledge was now the knowledge of good and
evil, a mixture that brings pain, grief, suffering, corruption, sin and death.
Man was now corruptible and mortal, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into
the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have
sinned…,” Ro. 5:12.
Man, Adam, was made in the
image of Elohim, “And Elohim said, Let us make man (Adam) in our image, after
our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So Elohim created man (Adam) in his
own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he
them,” Gen. 1:26-27.
The Hebrew word for “image”
is tselem. It is defined as; from an unused root
meaning to shade; a phantom, i.e. (figuratively) illusion, resemblance; hence, a
representative figure, especially an idol
(Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance).
Man, Adam, was created as a
representative figure, a resemblance of Elohim. As long as Adam and Eve
continued in the covenant that Yahweh made with them, there was no problem. But
the serpent came into the picture and deceived Eve to think that they weren’t
all that they could be. He asked her, “Yea, hath Elohim said, Ye shall not eat
of every tree of the garden?” Gen. 3:1. The woman responded, “We may eat of
the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in
the midst of the garden, Elohim hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall
ye touch it, lest ye die,” vv. 2-3. The serpent replied, “Ye shall not
surely die: For Elohim doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes
shall be opened, and ye shall be as Elohim,
knowing good and evil,” vv. 4-5.
The serpent, who is Satan the
devil, is the father of lies and also a murderer (Jn. 8:44). He deceived Eve
into partaking of something that was forbidden by Yahweh. But what happened is
that Adam and Eve, the proto-type of all mankind ate of the forbidden fruit of
the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which in effect, turned them away
from the resemblance of the righteous Elohim who made them and caused them to be
filled with the knowledge of good and evil. They partook of the tree of death
and brought death not only upon themselves, but all of their descendants who
would follow them, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and
death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned,” Ro.
The Psalmist declared, “Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up
riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them,” Psa. 39:6.
“Vain shew” is translated
from tselem! Every man (descendant of Adam) walks in
a tselem, a shade, a shadow, an
illusion, an idolatrous image (whether his own, or a false pagan deity)! In
other words, man has made his own elohim in the images that pleases himself. He
has also made himself as elohim. That is the reality of the world in which we
live today! Have you ever heard of the encouragement, “Worship at the church
of YOUR CHOICE?” Have you heard of evolution? Have you heard of humanism,
socialism, communism and capitalism? These are all systems and ideologies that
cause man to establish himself as elohim.
After Adam and Eve took of the
forbidden fruit, Yahweh pronounced curses upon each one; the serpent for his
deception, the man and woman because they disobeyed the commandment of Yahweh.
Yahweh cursed the serpent thusly, “And Yahweh Elohim said unto the serpent,
Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every
beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust (aphar) shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her
seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel,” Gen. 3:14-15.
He proclaimed to Adam, “And
unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and
hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of
it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the
days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and
thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat
bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust (aphar) thou art, and unto dust (aphar) shalt thou return,”
So very, very few people have
understood the nature of Yahweh’s curses pronounced here. Yahweh assigned man,
Adam and his descendants, to be the serpent’s
Scripture declares that all
have sinned and fallen short of the glory of Elohim, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory
of Elohim,” Ro. 3:23. “Wherefore, as by one man
sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no
law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not
sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him
that was to come,” Ro. 5:12-14.
The power of the serpent is to
cause all of Adam’s descendants to sin, falling short of the glory of Elohim
and to enter into the grave wherein all return to dust.
It is stated in the book of
Psalms, “Have all the workers of iniquity
no knowledge? Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
and call not upon Yahweh?” 14:4.
This same statement is made
elsewhere, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no Elohim. Corrupt are
they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. Elohim
looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that
did understand, that did seek Elohim. Every one of them is gone back: they are
altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? Who eat up my people as they eat bread:
they have not called upon Elohim,” Psa. 53:1-4.
Yahweh indicts the heads of
Israel, “And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the
house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment? Who hate the good, and love
the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their
bones; Who also eat the flesh of my people,
and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in
pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron,” Mic. 3:1-3.
The Prophet Zephaniah is moved
to proclaim, “Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!
She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in
Yahweh; she drew not near to her Elohim. Her princes
within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the
bones till the morrow. Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her
priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law,”
Do you understand what is going
on here? The serpent Satan eats the flesh of man. Even Yahweh’s own people
Israel and Judah are under this power that he has. Not only do the enemies of
Yahweh’s people eat them like bread, but their own leaders, their princes,
rulers, priests and spiritual leaders have their part in it!
Are you beginning to understand
that in today’s world, the enemies of our people are eating up our industries
and factories? Are you beginning to understand why we have become the greatest
debtor nation to the rest of the world? Are you beginning to understand why our
leaders make promises that they absolutely will not keep, just to get elected?
Are you beginning to understand why our own leaders are so willing to sell their
own people out to the highest bidder? Are you beginning to understand why the
judgment from the courts of the land are so corrupted that true justice is being
perverted? Are you beginning to understand how the religions, the ministers, the
churches, twist the truth of Yahweh and His word into lies causing the people to
practice idolatrous pagan practices?
THE TRUTH ABOUT SIN
Man, who is born of woman,
comes into this world with the spirit (breath/ruach/pneuma) of Adam. The spirit (breath) of man
(Adam) knows and imparts the things, the knowledge of man, but it cannot
understand the things of the Spirit of Yahweh, “For what man knoweth the
things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of
Yahweh knoweth no man, but the Spirit of Yahweh,” 1 Cor. 2:11.
The prophets (preachers) and
priests have done violence to the law of Yahweh (Zeph. 3:4). The workers of
iniquity have no knowledge of Yahweh Elohim (Psa. 14:4; 53:4). Yahweh’s
sanctuary has been polluted by them (Zeph. 3:4). How and why? Because they teach
that Yahweh’s law is done away. They teach a “mystery of iniquity.” What
is iniquity? Its primary definition would be “lawlessness.” In other words,
a mysterious gospel that teaches that the law is done away so that the people
can look righteous, but continue in sin.
What is sin? “Sin is the
transgression of the law,” 1 Jn. 3:4. If the law is done away, then there is
no more sin. If there is no more sin, then there is no more need of a Savior to
cleanse us from our sins.
The truth of the matter is
Yahweh’s law, His commandments, are the real morality. If we lived by His Ten
Commandments, then we would never be taken away and dedicated to another Elohim.
We would know Yahweh. We would know His name. We would never utilize excuses for
the use of other names and titles as replacements for His name. That is the
spirit and intent of the first commandment, to know Who Yahweh is, by knowing
His name and forbidding the introduction of other names and therefore other
deities into one’s worship.
The second commandment has to
do with worship. Man is physical and desires physical representatives for
spiritual things. Yahweh is Spirit and wants us to worship Him in Spirit and in
Truth. We can’t make a physical representative of He Who is invisible or
hidden from our eyes. Any physical representative, not only of graven images,
but of pictures, and artwork will never portray the true realities of Yahweh nor
The third commandment has to do
with taking His name in vain. “Vain” has to do with that which is empty,
useless, purposeless, destructive. His name is also not to be utilized for
idolatrous purposes. In other words, we are to worship Him as He commands, not
in the manner that “seems right to a man” (Prov. 14:12, 16:25).
But we are also not to make
light of His name to the point of decreeing that it doesn’t make any
difference what or who we call Him (after all, He knows what we mean is the
excuse). His name is to be considered to be most valuable to His people. His
people are to treasure His name and delight in it.
We are to worship Him every day
forever and ever, but also in accordance with His seventh day rest or Sabbath
command instituted in Genesis chapters one and two and repeated for clarity in
the Ten Commandments as well as elsewhere.
We are to honor our father and
mother, not to kill or murder, steal, bear false witness nor covet anything that
belongs to others.
Just think what a world we
would have if these commandments were obeyed. Marriages would be greatly
blessed, children obedient and happy. There would be peace and safety, no
murderers lurking anywhere. There would be no burglars, thieves, or robbers, our
possessions would be safe. There would be no lies, only truth would prevail. We
can only dream of such a world today, but it will be reality in the soon coming
kingdom of heaven.
Our blood along with our DNA
works as a receptor or receiver. This couldn’t have been understood in ages
past as readily as in today’s world. The air is filled with radio waves,
television waves, microwaves, radar waves, etc., etc. Radios, televisions, cell
phones, radar, etc., have been developed to receive those signals from the air.
Have you ever been thinking of a song and a person next to you breaks out
singing, humming or whistling that same song? Have you ever been with someone
only to find that you are both thinking almost the same thoughts?
The serpent Satan has the
ability to broadcast in moods, attitudes, thoughts, impulses, etc. He is the
prince of the power of the air, “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in
trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of
this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit
that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our
flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the
children of wrath, even as others,” Eph. 2:1-3.
Satan is the SPIRIT (ruach/pheuma)
of disobedience! He is the prince of the power of the air (ruach)! He is the god of this world,
“Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint
not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in
craftiness, nor handling the word of Yahweh deceitfully; but by manifestation of
the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of Yahweh.
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of
them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of the Messiah,
who is the image of Elohim, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves,
but the Messiah Yahshua the Sovereign; and ourselves your servants for Yahshua'
sake. For Yahweh, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined
in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of Elohim in the
face of Yahshua the Messiah. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be
of Yahweh, and not of us,” 2 Cor. 4:1-7.
This is something that we must
understand! Man is labeled with the number six. He was made on the sixth day. He
is made primarily out of carbon, which possesses the atomic number six. He
utilizes six components in order to understand and know the things of a man. Six
falls short of completion! If we are to understand spiritual things; if we are
to understand the things of Yahweh, then we must be given His Spirit as a
possession, which adds a seventh component to us. As the Apostle Paul decrees,
“For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in
him? Even so the things of Yahweh knoweth no man, but
the Spirit of Yahweh. Now we have received, not the spirit of the
world, but the spirit which is of Yahweh; that we might know the things that are
freely given to us of Elohim. Which things also we speak, not in the words which
man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Spirit teacheth; comparing spiritual
things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the
Spirit of Yahweh: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned,” 1 Cor. 2:11-14.
As we breathe the air that is
charged by the prince of the power of the air, his spirit, thoughts, impulses,
attitudes, desires, etc., are received into the fleshly mind of the natural,
THE LAW OF SIN
The Apostle Paul revealed that
there is a “law of sin” in the flesh, “For we know that the law is
spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I
hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law
that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do
it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing:
for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find
not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I
do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no
more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law,
that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of
Yahweh after the inward man: But I see
another law in my members, warring
against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which
is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver
me from the body of this death? I thank Yahweh through Yahshua the Messiah our
Sovereign. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of Yahweh; but with the
flesh the law of sin,” Ro. 7:14-25.
Paul adds, “This I say then,
Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit
against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other:
so that ye cannot do the things that ye would,” Gal. 5:16-17.
Furthermore, Paul reveals that
the natural carnal minded man (person) simply can’t be obedient to the law and
can’t please Yahweh, “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things
of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death;
but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against Yahweh: for it is not
subject to the law of Yahweh, neither indeed can be.
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please Yahweh. But ye are not in the
flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of Yahweh dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of the Messiah, he is none
of his,” Ro. 8:5-9.
He advises Timothy, “And the
servant of the Sovereign must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to
teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if Yahweh
peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the
devil, who are taken captive by him at his will,” 2 Tim. 2:24-26.
Peter also warns, “Be sober,
be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as
a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are
accomplished in your brethren that are in the world,” 1 Pet. 5:8-9.
Understand this, the serpent
Satan the devil was given power over all mankind. Only those who have been
called out of this world and been given to Yahshua, receiving His Spirit, belong
to Him. No matter how good and righteous a person may appear, if that
righteousness is not coming from the Spirit of Yahweh, which is given through
Yahshua the Messiah, then all of that person’s righteousnesses are as filthy
rags, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as
filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind,
have taken us away. And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth
up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast
consumed us, because of our iniquities,” Isa. 64:6-7.
Jeremiah reveals, “The heart
is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jer.
17:9. Yes, who can know this? Our hearts are from the tree of the knowledge of
good and evil. Our heart has a tendency to cause us to trust in ourselves above
all, even above Yahweh Himself. As the old saying goes concerning the man and
woman sitting on the porch. The man turns to his wife and says, “Martha, I
have determined that there are only two people in this world in their right
minds. That is you and me, and sometimes I wonder about you.”
Yahshua declared (speaking of
eating with unwashed hands), “Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever
entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and
they defile the man. For out of the
heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false
witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man:
but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man,” Mt. 15:17-20.
So many become so worried about
what goes into the mouth (such as unclean foods). This is not to say that we
shouldn’t observe Yahweh’s command concerning the law of clean and unclean
foods, but the problem is that we begin to focus on the physical much more than
the spiritual. We have a tendency to make the eating of unclean foods of more
importance than that which is in the heart of man. It is that which is in the
heart, proceeding from it that defiles a person. We must understand our nature.
The natural man walks in a vain show. The natural man walks in idolatry. The
natural man exalts himself more than his Creator and more than his neighbor. The
natural man is his own elohim. The natural man is designated to be the
serpent’s food. But the serpent isn’t satisfied with this. He especially
directs his attention toward those who belong to Yahshua the Messiah. He wants
to roar over them like a lion that has made its kill.
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I really like and appreciate your teachings. You search in-depth. I am
sort of in the middle of the controversy over the question of the cross versus
the stake. Elder P... V…. was my Messianic VIC at the Farmington, Mo. Prison
camp this summer. However, I do agree with you. I strongly believe the cross is
correct. I will enclose a copy of a page from Philo where he mentions crucified
and crosses. I do not believe they inserted the upright in the ground after the
prisoners arrived. However, He carried something—Jn. 19:17. You wrote of
Josephus’ account in your Jan.-Mar. 2010 issue. Who would know better than
Philo and Josephus?
excerpt: “I have known instances before now of men who had been crucified when
this festival and holiday was at hand, being taken down and given up to their
relations, in order to receive the honours of sepulture, and to enjoy such
observances as are due to the dead; for it used to be considered, that even the
dead ought to derive some enjoyment from the natal festival of a good emperor,
and also that the sacred character of the festival ought to be regarded. (84)
But this man did not order men who had already perished on crosses to be taken
down, but he commanded living men to be crucified, men to whom the very time
itself gave, if not entire forgiveness, still, at all events, a brief and
temporary respite from punishment; and he did this after they had been beaten by
scourging in the middle of the theatre; and after he had tortured them with fire
and sword; (85) and the spectacle of their sufferings was divided; for the first
part of the exhibition lasted from the morning ot the third or fourth hour, in
which the Jews were scourged, were hung up, were tortured on the wheel, were
condemned, and were dragged to execution through the middle of the orchestra;
and after this beautiful exhibition came the dancers and the buffoons, and the
flute-players, and all the other diversions of the theatrical contests.” end
of excerpt: Book, Flaccus, p. 732.)
I’ve been told that I’m stuck on the name, and that I should move on
to living the good life. The name brings about too much division and keeps
others from getting a message. I thought maybe this is true. Maybe I should move
on, live a good life, and let others get a message and hope they get the name
later, because the name brings too much division. But, as I thought about it, I
realized, I can’t live a good life outside of the Name Yahweh, outside the
blood of Yahshua. I realized that by those names, Yahweh and Yahshua, I must
stand daily, live daily. A message can not be given without the name in hope
that it’s gotten later. The name must be the first thing gotten in order to
get the message. So, I thought about how do I get people to understand the
importance of the names Yahweh and Yahshua. Thinking about that I realized I
can’t get them to understand. It has to be Yahweh. Because it is Yahweh Who
gives understanding, and if He decides to use me to give that understanding, it
will be His doing, not mine, HalleluYah!!!!
This is how Yahweh decided to use me in spreading understanding of His
name. All glory given to Whom it is due, Yahweh! I recently came into a great
book. A book I really wanted, and believe all true believers should have: “The
Word of Yahweh.” Though it pretty much reads the same as the Bible, it is so
different. The understanding it gives by simply putting back what was taken out
is amazing. I’m able to use its concordance to find Scriptures that talk
specifically about His name. In doing that I’m able ot give the next person
understanding about His name. I’m able to move on, live the good life, and
give a message. The true message, the message of Yahweh and Yahshua. Knowing the
person who received the message also and foremost received the who it is about
and from. Yahweh and Yahshua. HalleluYah!!!
I just received the Jan.-Mar. 2010 edition of your Yahshua’s Witness Magazine.
I can’t tell you how much I am changing. I’ve been calling on Jesus for a
long time, but the Spirit in my heart is confirming your truths about Yahshua. I
believe this is Yahweh’s wake-up call for me. I recently lost my mother and I
think He’s showing me His true self at just the right time.
I’ve been on drugs for as long as I can remember. So many times I’ve
cleaned up with a good job, car and even a wife of 6 years only to fall back
down and lose everything. I mean over and over. The addiction I suffered from
was controlling my life. My sister passed on in 2006 and my mom in 2007. Yahweh
is all I have. So when you and others of the same beliefs help me and send me
study material, it helps me get closer to the one I love.
You don’t know how much your help means to me!
I would like to subscribe to your Bible Correspondence Course.
Also, in your magazine it says to ask for a free booklet (Who is
Melchizedek). I’m really just converting from Christianity. Could you send me
whatever information you can? Thank you. JB/TX
to Yahweh’s Evangelical Assembly in the name of our Savior Yahshua Messiah. My
knowledge and spiritual growth has increased from the reading & studying of
your articles. I have a better understanding of Scriptures, and it is leading me
to a better and more intimate relationship with my Maker. I thank you for Yahshua’s
Witness Magazine, and the YEA
Newsletter. I have read a lot of the Ynca material, and many books by Armstrong. I
have the Strong’s Concordance and the Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon, and also The
Word of Yahweh. So, I am having a most wonderful and most
blessed time of my life learning the TRUTH. I am incarcerated at Kentucky
State Reformatory at La Grange, KY. At this time I am unable to tithe. I do try
and make up for it in my time of studying the Scriptures and all material
available that pertains to His Word. I will not always be here and I will not
forget “YEA.” I truly believe I am ready to be baptized in the saving Name
of Yahshua the Messiah. I know that I was called by Father Yahweh to make my
selection sure. I repented and now I do His will by keeping His commandments,
His statutes, and His laws to the best of my ability. I am willing to sacrifice
all that I have, to be washed clean, and become justified in His most Holy and
precious Name. May Yahweh always bless “YEA.”
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