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The Profits of False Prophets
FROM THE EDITOR
The state of New York has passed a bill for the legalization of same sex
marriage. While there was resistance by many religious groups, New York City has
plenty of churches that approve of gay marriage. One senior minister of a
Manhattan church said, “...he was looking forward to replacing the commitment ceremonies that have
been done there for years with something state-sanctioned. I think it is an
occasion for members of our society who have been burned by narrow-minded religion to see that it doesn't have to be that way.”
Now this is an interesting
statement coming from the mouth of a minister of a church. But notice that he
said that he was looking forward to this occasion for years as something
STATE-SANCTIONED! In other words, this man and his church are ministers of the
state, not of the kingdom of heaven.
Constantine and the kings of
the earth are the ones who have promoted the state-sanctioned religion. Under
his leadership and those who have followed him, they have changed the faith from
something that was spirit and Scripture led to that which is led by the kings,
rulers and state. (Psa. 2:1-3) Read this carefully in conjunction with
Revelation 17:1-5, and 18:1-4. You will find where the kings, rulers, merchants
and state-sanction religion is leading the whole world.
didn’t the very one he is supposed to be serving say, “Enter ye in at the
strait (narrow) gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth
to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait (narrow)
is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto
life, and few there be that find it,” Mat.
7:13-14. So is this minister and others like him truly leading people unto life,
or are they complicit in the journey down the broad way to destruction?
I want to focus on some
Scriptures that will reveal the truth of the matter. “Thou shalt not lie with
mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination,” Lev. 18:22. Okay, so that is
in the Old Testament and Christianity follows the New Testament (our assembly
utilizes both testaments like a two edged sword). So let’s see what the New
Testament has to say, “For the wrath of Yahweh is revealed from heaven against
all impiety and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that
which may be known of Yahweh is manifest in them; for Yahweh hath shewed it unto
them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly
seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and
headship; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew Yahweh, they glorified him not
as Elohim, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and
their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they
became fools, And changed the glory of
the uncorruptible Elohim into an image made like to corruptible man, and to
birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore Yahweh
also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to
dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of Yahweh into a lie, and worshipped and served the
creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause Yahweh
gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural
use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the
natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men
working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of
their error which was meet. And even as they did not
like to retain Yahweh in their knowledge, Yahweh gave them over to a reprobate
mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness,
fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder,
debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of Yahweh, despiteful,
proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without
understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable,
unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of Yahweh, that
they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but
have pleasure in them that do them,” Ro. 1:18-32.
I simply don’t have enough
space in this editorial to focus on many of the details, but we are commanded to
lift up our voice and show them their sins. It was the sin of homosexuality that
brought destruction upon Sodom and Gomorrah. Paul says that Yahweh’s wrath is
going to be poured out on those who are committing the things listed in the book
go ahead and rejoice all of you state-sanctioned churches and assemblies. Go
ahead and rejoice all who have given yourselves over to abominable acts.
However, our warning to you is the fact that your rejoicing and happiness will
be short-lived. Soon you will be weeping and mourning for the bitterness that
Back to the TOP
Light is such an amazing subject to look into and study!
The Apostle John declares that Yahweh is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
(1 Jn. 1:5) If we look into many of the understood characteristics of light, we
should discover many characteristics of Yahweh and Yahshua. Since Yahweh is
eternal, we won’t be able to reveal every detail, as we are temporary, finite,
so we will only be able to reveal a few. But the things that we will be able to
cover, we trust and know, will be revealing and inspiring.
By Jerry Healan
According to scientists, light is three dimensional. Light travels as a wave, but departs
and arrives as particles. Light is envisioned as oscillating electrical and
magnetic waves that are perpendicular to each other, thereby creating a type of
rope. (Some have even envisioned it to be similar to DNA.) Therefore, light is
truly composed of three items, 1) particles (photons), 2) electrical waves, and
3) magnetic waves (perpendicular to each other, the waves that is).
Wow! Isn’t this amazing! Remember our expose’ on water and how its
properties reveal many of Yahweh’s characteristics? Remember how the Apostle
Paul stated that we can learn about Him through the things that are created?
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly
seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and
headship; so that they are without excuse,” Ro. 1:20.
Other scientific statements reveal, “Light travels as a wave, but
departs and arrives as a particle (R. Baierlein, Newton to Einstein, Cambridge
UP ). A chemical bond acts like a stiff spring connecting nuclei (D.
Ebbing, General Chemistry, Houghton Mifflin ). It is just like a
rope connecting two rocks. The light wave consists of a wiggling line of
electric force…which you can think of as being ‘attached’ to the vibrating
charge (Electromagnetic Waves, Physics 2000, University of Colorado ).
Space is thought of as being threaded throughout with electrical and magnetic
tensions (M. Disney, The Hidden Universe, MacMillen ).
This should teach us that nothing is alone or by itself, even Elohim. In
the beginning Elohim created the heavens and earth. While Elohim is one, the
fact of the matter is that the word Elohim is plural. Elohim said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness,” Gen. 1:26.
We learned that the water molecule, while it may be one molecule, is
composed of three things, that is; two hydrogen atoms, and one oxygen atom. We
even learned that the simplest atom, the hydrogen atom is composed of three
things, 1) a proton, 2) an electon, and 3) the power that holds them together.
We do understand that in the family of Elohim, there is the Father, the
Son, and the Holy Spirit. We also found in the Hebrew word for stone (eben), there are three letters nba. This one word can be divided into two
words. The first word is Ab (Father) ba, and the second word is Ben (Son) nb. There is one letter that is common to
both words, that is the beit (b). The Hebrew letter beit (b) is a picture of a house, tent,
temple, family. The Father and Son are the house, tent, temple, family of Elohim.
The beit (b) is the letter that binds the first
letter for the word Father and the last letter for Son together.
Son is the seed of the Father. The Hebrew letter nun (n) is the picture of a seed, an heir.
It also yields the numerical value of fifty (50), which is the number for
jubilee, liberty, freedom, etc. Thus,
the Father and Son of the family of Elohim are the authors of life, family,
liberty, jubilee, freedom.
Scriptures reveal that the heavens and earth were created in the beginning, but
the earth became without form and void (desolate and empty), with darkness
everywhere. The first thing that Elohim did was bring light forth, “And Elohim
said, Let there be light: and there was light,” Gen. 1:3.
While we know that Elohim is before all things and has created all
things, and that Elohim is light, notice that the light is brought forth by the
power of Elohim’s command. Elohim spoke and said “Let there be light.” We
did an article on the science of cymatics (sound) a while back wherein we
discovered that before anything else, there had to be sound. Everything that
exists is composed of atoms which are always moving, oscillating, because they
are made up of sound waves. Even though things appear solid and still, their
atoms are still always in movement.
Science confirms that in the beginning there was a so-called “Big
Bang.” From this “Big Bang” came everything that is in existence today.
This “Big Bang” confirms that everything came into existence by the power of
the Word of Yahweh. He spoke everything into existence all at once. The One Who
is called the Word of Yahweh appeared to Abram in a vision (Gen. 15:1).
The Apostle John reveals that this Word of Yahweh became flesh and dwelt
among us, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and
the Word was Elohim. The same was in
the beginning with Elohim. All things were made by him; and without him was not
any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of
men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it
not…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory,
the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth,” Jn.
Do you get that? Here is the One Who spoke in the beginning to bring
forth the heavens and the earth. Here is the One Who spoke and said, “Let
there be light, and there was light!” He is called the Word of Yahweh,
specifically Dabar-Yahweh (efei—rbd) the ancient Pictorial Hebrew; modern
day Hebrew would look like this: hwhy-rbd).
Now let’s think about how powerful the Word of Yahweh is. The Word of
Yahweh spoke saying Let there be light and there was light. We should all know
that sound waves travel slower than light waves.
Sound waves only travel at the speed of 768 miles per hour, but light
travels at the amazing speed of 186,282 miles per second (in a vacuum). Isn’t
that awesome? Doesn’t this show us how powerful the Word of Yahweh is!
But the Word of Yahweh (Yahshua the Messiah) is also light, as is
revealed in John chapter one. He is the light of men, and the light that shines
in darkness so that if we look to Him, all of the darkness will flee away. His
light is going to overcome all darkness. Even though men love darkness more than
light because their deeds are evil (Jn. 3:19), the fact of the matter is that
when we focus on Yahshua today, or any day, the darkness flees away. When
Yahshua returns to this earth, all will then see Him and their dark evil deeds
will be destroyed so that only the light will remain.
On the second day of the creation account, Yahweh created an expanse or
firmament (the atmosphere). It is the atmosphere of the earth that allows the
light to do an even greater work. The light strikes the surface of all that is
created and is then reflected back to reveal everything as it is. While there is
light in space, colors are not visible as they are on the earth. That is because
there is no atmosphere in space. Light in our atmosphere is bounced back and
forth revealing the colors of our habitation. As we all know, those colors are
astounding and amazing.
But light, visible light, can be refracted or bent by objects like a
prism, or water droplets in the sky. The light is then divided into colors,
called the colors of the rainbow. After the great flood, Yahweh put His bow in
the cloud as a covenant, “And Elohim said, This is the token of the covenant
which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for
perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token
of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring
a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will
remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of
all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And
the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the
everlasting covenant between Elohim and every living creature of all flesh that
is upon the earth. And Elohim said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant,
which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth,”
The rainbow is divided into seven colors! Seven is the number of
We learn in the incident between Abraham, Abimelech, and Phichol that
seven is the number for covenant. They came to Abraham because they understood
that Elohim was with him. They requested that he “swear” that he would not
deal falsely with them. (Gen. 21:22) To “swear” comes from the Hebrew word
shaba ([bv), which is defined as; to seven oneself, i.e. swear (as if by
repeating a declaration seven times). (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)
Abraham made a covenant with them in accordance with their request, also
setting aside seven ewe lambs as a witness that the well that he was currently
utilizing had been dug by him and his servants (Gen. 21:28-31). Therefore, he
called the well Beersheba (well of the oath).
From this encounter we can establish that the number seven has to do with
performing an oath, making a covenant, as well as establishing a witness.
You see, that is the statement that Yahweh made in the creation account
of Gen. 1 and 2. Yahweh was performing an oath, a promise, swearing by Himself
since He could swear by no greater (Heb. 6:13). He was making a covenant with
His creation, as well as establishing a witness, a memorial.
The number seven is so important and significant with Yahweh. There are
seven days in a week. There are seven months in His holy calendar (12 months in
all, but His holy day cycle is completed in seven months). There are seven
Sabbaths in the count to Pentecost. There are seven sabbatical years in the
count to the Jubilee. The stone set before Yahshua the high priest in Zechariah
chapter 3 had seven eyes. The plummet stone in Zerubabel’s hand had seven
eyes. The words of Yahweh are purified seven times (Psa. 12:6). Yahshua, the
Lamb of Yahweh has seven horns and seven eyes in Revelation 5:6. The menorah (lampstand)
in the tabernacle, and temple had seven lamps. Yahshua is seen with seven golden
candlesticks in Revelation one, which are the seven assemblies. He also has
seven stars in His hand. There are seven assemblies. There are seven lamps of
fire burning before the throne of Yahweh which are the seven spirits of Yahweh.
The book of Revelation 5 is sealed with seven seals. The seventh seal has seven
trumpet plagues. The seventh trumpet plague has seven vials, etc., etc.
We have seven holes in our heads; two ears, two eyes, two nostrils, and
(thankfully) one mouth. Humans and all land mammals have seven neck bones from
the giraffe to a mouse. There are seven continents. There are seven major notes
to music. The list goes on and on.
Visible light can be divided into seven colors. The light is given so
that we can see everything clearly. If we walk in the darkness, we stumble
because we have no light in ourselves. But if we walk in the day, we can see and
avoid the pitfalls. The same goes for the spirit. We can walk in spiritual
darkness or spiritual light. If we walk in Yahweh’s Spirit, we are able to see
so many things clearly. Yahshua is our light, “Then spake Yahshua again unto
them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk
in darkness, but shall have the light of life,” Jn. 8:12. “As long as I am
in the world, I am the light of the world,” Jn. 9:5. If we utilize Him to
study Yahweh’s word, viewing it as it applies to Him, then we will truly walk
in spiritual light. The fact of the matter is that when we take our minds and
focus off of Him, then we become confused and darkness begins to creep in.
A good lesson concerning this is the account that took place after
Yahshua had fed five thousand men with five loaves of bread and two fishes
(seven items). He sent His disciples away to the other side of the sea in a
boat, dispersed the crowd and went up into a mountain to pray. In the meantime,
a storm came up and the boat was being tossed to and fro by the raging waves.
Then they saw Yahshua coming toward them walking on the water, but they were
afraid because they thought He was a spirit or ghost and cried (Mt. 14:22-26).
But Yahshua said, “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter
answered him and said, Master, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the
water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he
walked on the water, to go to Yahshua. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he
was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Master, save me. And
immediately Yahshua stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him,
O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? (vv. 28-31).
Peter took his eyes off of Yahshua, saw the impossible conditions around
him and began to sink. When we take our eyes off of Yahshua, we begin to sink
into the morass and decay of this world. Even when we study the Scriptures, we
can become confused if we take our eyes off of Him, as many have done.
Yahshua is light. Yahshua creates light. Yahshua is the Messenger of the
covenant. Through Him we can enter into a covenant relationship with the
Heavenly Father. But that relationship includes a relationship with Yahshua also
because we can’t have a relationship with the Father without Yahshua.
LIGHT IS ENERGY
In one scientific article, the
statement is made that light is energy. Light is nature’s way of transferring
energy through space. Energy is defined as; “the capacity for work or vigorous
activity; vigor; power.” (The Free Dictionary)
Isn’t the greatest energy
producer in our solar system the sun? The way in which the earth’s atmosphere
traps the light from the sun produces heat, energy, power. We receive a
tremendous outpouring of that energy during the summer months and parts of the
spring and fall.
Without the light from the sun,
there would be no life as we know it. The sun’s light produces heat and energy
for plants, animals, humans, and all living things to be able to live, grow, and
Yahshua was able to proclaim
that He is, in actuality, the light of this world, “Then spake Yahshua again
unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life,” Jn. 8:12…. “As long
as I am in the world, I am the light of the world,” Jn. 9:5.
And why not? Since we already
know that Yahshua is the Word of Yahweh (and, yes, Elohim), we can determine
that He is the power that truly upholds this world, “Elohim, who at sundry
times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir
of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his
glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding
all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself
purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Being made
so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more
excellent name than they,” Heb. 1:1-4.
Yahshua is the power of Yahweh,
“But we preach the Messiah crucified, unto the Jews a
stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called,
both Jews and Greeks, the Messiah the power of Yahweh, and the wisdom of
Yahweh,” 1 Cor. 1:23-24.
Yahshua’s crucifixion is the
power and wisdom of Yahweh!
The chief priests, elders, and
council sought false witnesses in order to justify putting Yahshua to death,
“Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness
against Yahshua, to put him to death; But found none: yea, though many false
witnesses came, yet found they none,” Mt. 26:59-60.
Isn’t it amazing? The Aaronic
priesthood of the house, the tribe of Levi, who were supposed to be teaching the
Torah of truth, the Scriptures of truth to the people, were looking for false
That which is false is nothing
more than a lie! They had become children of Satan rather than children of
“At the last came two false
witnesses, And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of
Yahweh, and to build it in three days. And the high priest arose, and said unto
him, Answerest thou nothing? What is it which these witness against thee? But
Yahshua held His peace,” Mt. 26:60-63.
“And the high priest answered
and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living Elohim, that thou tell us whether
thou be the Messiah, the Son of Elohim. Yahshua saith unto him, Thou hast said:
nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right
hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven,” Mat.
Now this is a very interesting
statement! Especially the phrase “the right hand of power.” One of the major
Hebrew words for power is “yad,” which is also the
Hebrew word for “hand.” In the Old Testament Scriptures, in every occurrence
where hand and power appear together, the word yad (hand) is correctly
utilized for hand, but the word utilized for power is el! El is the singular word
that is generally translated as God in the English Scriptures just as the plural
word Elohim is also translated as God or gods.
For instance, “It is in the
power (el) of my hand (yad) to do you hurt: but the
Elohim of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that
thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad,” Gen. 31:29.
“Withhold not good from them
to whom it is due, when it is in the power (el) of thine hand (yad) to do it,” Prov. 3:27.
“Woe to them that devise
iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light, they
practise it, because it is in the power (el) of their hand (yad),” Mic. 2:1.
Yahshua told the people that He
would be on the right (yamin) hand (yad) of power (El)! (Mt. 26:63-64; Mk.
This episode explains the
change of power from the Aaronic Levitical priesthood to that of Melchizedek
because the high priest tore his clothes, which was forbidden for him to do,
“Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what
further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy,”
Yahshua is the truth and
can’t speak in falsehoods and lies. No lie is of the truth. Furthermore, the
high priest spoke another lie when he accused Yahshua of speaking blasphemy! The
tearing of the priestly robe was declaring the same situation when King Saul
tore the skirt of Samuel’s mantle which became a symbol that the kingdom was
to be rent from him and given to another (David). Yahshua is the High Priest of
the Melchizedek priesthood and now has the authority of the Torah as the
Levitical priesthood has defaulted.
Yahshua is the power (El) in the right (yamin) hand (yad) of the Heavenly Father
Yahweh. The Apostles continually referred to this fact, “Therefore being by
the right hand of Elohim exalted, and having received of the Father
the promise of the Holy Spirit, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and
hear,” Acts 2:33.
Stephen declared, “But he,
being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the
glory of Elohim, and Yahshua standing on the right
hand of Elohim, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened,
and the Son of man standing on the right hand of Elohim,” Acts 7:55-56.
King David prophesied
concerning this, “Yahweh said unto my Adonai, Sit thou at my right hand, until
I make thine enemies thy footstool. Yahweh shall send the rod of thy strength
out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be
willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of
the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. Yahweh hath sworn, and will not
repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. Yahweh at
thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his
wrath,” Psa. 110:1-5.
Notice it! It says Yahweh at
thy right hand! Who is at the right hand of Yahweh? David said that it was His
Sovereign (Adonai). Stephen and the Apostles all proclaim that Yahshua is at the
right hand of the Father. Notice that Yahshua is also called “YAHWEH” in Psa.
110:5! Yahshua is Yahweh Elohim! Any who deny this fact…any who deny
Yahshua’s esteem…any who deny what the Scriptures declare about Yahshua…do
not know, do not understand Who Yahshua truly is! They are living and teaching
in darkness! They are not allowing the light, the energy, the power of Yahshua
to enlighten their hearts, their minds, their lives!
Yahshua is light! Light is
energy, power! Yahshua is the power of Yahweh, and our power also!
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is power.
Yahshua was able to empty Himself of all of His heavenly power, honor and esteem
and be conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, “And the angel answered and
said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power
of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall
be born of thee shall be called the Son of Elohim,” Lk. 1:35.
Yahshua was conceived by the
Father through the power of the Holy Spirit! Yahshua originally existed in the
Spirit and in heaven because He was Yahweh, the Word of Yahweh. (As we have
already addressed, but He was not the Father.)
Being conceived by the power of
the Holy Spirit, Yahshua had the Spirit as a possession. When He was baptized by
John the Baptist more of the power of the Holy Spirit was given to Him as it
descended upon Him in the form of a dove. (Mt. 3:16)
Yahshua was led into the
wilderness by the Spirit after His baptism where He fasted for 40 days and
nights, being also tempted by the serpent Satan. He overcame Satan’s
temptations and returned in the power of the Holy Spirit, “And Yahshua
returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of
him through all the region round about,” Luke 4:14.
Yahshua performed His many
mighty works by the power of the Spirit and proclaimed the kingdom of heaven.
He informed His disciples that
after He was slain and resurrected that He would send the power of the Holy
Spirit to them, “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the
Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for
ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth
him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and
shall be in you,” Jn. 14:15-17.
Again, He told them, “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send
unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the
Father, he shall testify of
And again, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you
that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but
if I depart, I will send him unto you….He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of
mine, and shall shew it unto you,” Jn. 16:7, 14.
records, “And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you,
while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written
in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then
opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And
said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved the Messiah to suffer,
and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of
sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of
my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued
with power from on high,” Lk. 24:44-49.
The power from on high is the Comforter also known as the Holy Spirit. If
Yahshua is our light, then we must hold up that light for all to see. We must
witness of Him as did Moses, the Psalms, the Prophets, the Apostles, and other
saints. If one is teaching things that take away from the power, honor, and
esteem of Yahshua, then that person is not speaking, teaching, or publishing
under the influence of the Power from on High, which is the Holy Spirit.
Sound bends around corners, etc., but light travels in a straight line. Isaiah wrote, and John declared, “The voice of
him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of Yahweh, make straight in the desert a highway for our
Elohim. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made
low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain,” Isa.
40:3-4; Mat. 3:3; Mk. 1:3; Lk. 3:4; Jn. 1:23.
The Hebrew word for “straight” is yashar. Yashar is defined as; to be straight
or even; figuratively, to be (causatively, to make) right, pleasant, prosperous.
(Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance) If the mountains and hills are made
low while the valleys are exalted, isn’t that making things even? Also that
which is rough will be made plain or smooth.
The great serpent dragon Satan the devil is the current prince of the
power of the air (Eph. 2:2), and god of this evil world (2 Cor. 4:4). It is a
fact that serpents coil to strike, and can’t travel straightly because their
bodies must move in crooked ripples in order to get where they are going because
they have no legs, of course. They prefer to stay in the shadows and darkness
where they are not easily seen when hunting their prey.
But physical serpents are a type of the great serpent prince and god
whose ways are never straight, but always crooked. We even call people who are
members of mobs, thugs, robbers, etc. crooks!
The tools of his trade are deception (falsehoods/lies), darkness, and
blindness, “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 Yahweh, should shine unto them,” 2
The Psalmist David cried out, “Lead me, O Yahweh, in thy righteousness
because of mine enemies; make thy way straight
before my face,” Psa. 5:8.
A self-righteous person may seek to make his own ways straight, but David
cries out to Yahweh to make His (Yahweh’s) ways straight before him. I know
that there are Scriptures that command people to walk in righteousness, but
remember the Pharisees who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, yet
both John the Baptist and Yahshua condemned them as children of the serpent.
Paul writes, “For we preach not
ourselves, but the Messiah Yahshua, the Sovereign; and ourselves
your servants for Yahshua’s 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 Elohim, and not
of us,” 2 Cor. 4:5-7.
The book of Proverbs admonishes, “Let thine eyes look right on, and let
thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy
feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right
hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil,” 4:25-27.
James writes, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning,” 1:17.
Yahshua is just like the Father, “Yahshua saith unto him, Have I been
so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen
me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” Jn.
It is interesting how some who even proclaim to be believers can belittle
Yahshua, taking away from His esteem, thinking that they are elevating the
Father. The truth of the matter is that if you have seen Yahshua, you have seen
the Father. One can’t understand anything about the Father unless he looks to
Yahshua. Yahshua not only has the power to stand before the Father, but to also
sit at His side in His great throne!
Yes, the Father is Yahshua’s head, but Yahshua is our head. Therefore,
we learn about the Father by looking to and examining how the Scriptures speak
Yahshua is the same as the Father, “Yahshua the Messiah the same
yesterday, and to day, and for ever,” Heb. 13:8.
The Psalmist declares, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path,” Psa. 119:105.
The book of Proverbs encourages, “My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou
goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou
awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the commandment is a
lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: To
keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange
woman,” Prov. 6:19-24.
The problem is that the world has cast Yahweh’s word aside, or changed
some of its original intent, and has been teaching a twisted, crooked, perverted
gospel which leads them to the strange woman better known as Mystery Babylon,
the mother of harlots. (Rev. 17)
Yahshua is the Word of Yahweh (Dabar-Yahweh). He is our light. His ways
are straight. He does not deviate to the right or left. He is the same
yesterday, today and forever. HalleluYah!!!!!
THE HEBREW WORD FOR LIGHT
Finally, I want to address what the Hebrew word for light reveals. The
Hebrew word for light is owr (rwa in modern Hebrew, and rfa in the more ancient Pictorial Hebrew).
Owr is pronounced just like our English
The Pictorial Hebrew will teach us the ultimate basics concerning light.
The first letter is the aleph (a/a), which is the first letter of the
Hebrew alphabet. It pictures the head of an ox, but typifies that which is
first, chief, strength, leader, a head, the number one, etc.
The second letter is the waw (w/f), which pictures a nail, tent peg,
etc. It also symbolizes joining something together as in the conjunction
“and”, to make secure, to become bound or nailed to something.
The third letter is the Hebrew letter resh (r/r), which pictures a head, a person,
The Hebrew word for light teaches us that light is two heads bound, or
nailed together! Who are the heads? Wouldn’t that be the Father and the Son?
Don’t the Scriptures proclaim that in the beginning was Elohim? Elohim is a
plural word. Yes, it can be utilized to describe one entity, one being, or more
Didn’t Elohim say, “Let there be light (owr), and there was light? (Gen. 1:3)
Didn’t Elohim say, “Let us make man in our image, and after our likeness? (Gen. 1:26)
The Father (Yahweh) and Son (Dabar-Yahweh) are Elohim! The Son is as much
Elohim as is the Father! They are bound together by the power of the Holy Spirit
(Ruach HaKodesh)! They are bound together by the
power of the greatest love that is in existence because the Holy Spirit is also
the Spirit of Love (Ruach HaAhav)! They are bound together by the
power of truth! The Holy Spirit is also the Spirit of Truth (Ruach HaEmet)!
Yahshua declared, “I and my Father are one,” Jn. 10:30. Sadly, there
are those who just can’t believe these most powerful truths. They are just
like Pilate when Yahshua was standing before Him. Yahshua is the truth (Jn.
14:6). Truth is eternal. Truth never changes. But Pilate was blind
(spiritually). He had no ability to understand the truth.
The true light will cause spiritual darkness to flee away. The darkness
can’t comprehend, nor overcome the light. Light reveals, darkness conceals.
Yahshua is the light through Whom all spiritual things and especially the Father
are able to be revealed. Let Yahshua be your light. Look to Yahshua and you will
see all things much more clearly.
Has this expose on light revealed anything to you? Are you now able to
perceive more of the precious esteem, honor, and glory that both the Father
Yahweh, and the Son (Dabar-Yahweh) possess? Let those who are able to receive
it, receive it and rejoice greatly! For those who can’t receive it, let them
not receive it.
To the family of Yahweh Elohim be the greatest esteem, honor, and glory
forever and ever, amein!
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