News Letter 5854-023
The 2nd Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 23rd year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 20th day of the 6th month 5854 years after the creation of Adam
The 6th Month in the Second year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence
September 1, 2018
Shabbat Shalom Family of Yehovah
Wow, just over one week until the Feast of Trumpets. How time has flown past.
Have you booked off of work for the Holy Days that you are to keep this coming 7th Month? Have you made plans to attend with others and to share and learn more on this most special of days when we are to meet with Yehovah?
This past week we had reports from Australia of blood moons sighted on Tuesday and Wednesday night. And this was not even the full moon. I also saw the blood moon on Tuesday evening.
We have been encouraging people on Facebook and Mewe to once again review and refresh their understanding of our teaching about the blood moons and what they indicate. We have traced the fact that they were visible on the High Holy Days of many of the major events starting from just before the death of Adam 930 years after creation. But we did not record nor mention all the other blood moons that come on days other than the High Holy Days.
Yet here we are telling you about them now on the 9th of Av and here now just over 1 week from the Feast of Trumpets. What does it mean? Historically they have warned us of imminent war.
This week we are going to be sharing with you about the 8th Day Feast and what it means and what it does not mean. Last week we had a summary of all the Holy Days and many appreciated the simple break down.
But then again we receive the emails from those Christians who think they are following Jesus by not keeping the commandments and condemning people like me for encouraging you and others to keep them and the Sabbath and Holy Days and Sabbatical years. Unfortunately, that type of Christian never reads the bible and only hears what is spoon fed them from the pulpit.
Right at the end of the book of Revelation is this scripture
Rev 22:14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
Christianity is practising a lie and they love to do so. We keep harping on this because they continue to write and refuse to obey the commandments of Yehovah. They are not Joseph Dumond’s commandments. They are Yehovah’s the same God who said He does not change and who also said I am the same yesterday today and forever. If He does not change then why do Christians say He changed and did away with the commandments. And then after the Christian age is over they will again keep the commandments as Revelations says. So God changed his mind again.
Hypocrites is what they are.
This week in my Hebrew lesson I was finally able to read Genisis 1:1 pronouncing each letter as it was supposed to be said. I was very excited. It was while I was reading that I noticed the two ta only the second one has a vav in front of it. taw But I never thought any more about it. The first ta means in English the word ‘the’ and the second taw means ‘and the’.
But we have read again in Revelation that in the very verse before the one I quoted above the following;
:13 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
Anokhi aleph v’tav rishon v’acharon rosh vasof
We have been telling you over and over that Yehshua was and is Yehovah. And I know it is hard for some to wrap their minds around this but this is another case in point that shows you Yehovah was the one who died on the tree that preparation day of Passover.
Read this scripture that I read in the Philippines. The Philippines is not to complain about the people when they come. They are to let them regain their strength. And who is it that says this? The First and the last. The same one who said it in Revelation.
Isaiah 41:1 “Keep silence before Me, O coastlands,
And let the people renew their strength!
Let them come near, then let them speak;
Let us come near together for judgment.
“Who raised up one from the east?
Who in righteousness called him to His feet?
Who gave the nations before him,
And made him rule over kings?
Who gave them as the dust to his sword,
As driven stubble to his bow?
Who pursued them, and passed safely
By the way that he had not gone with his feet?
Who has performed and done it,
Calling the generations from the beginning?
‘I, the Lord, am the first;
And with the last I am He.’ ”
The coastlands saw it and feared,
The ends of the earth were afraid;
They drew near and came.
Everyone helped his neighbor,
And said to his brother,
“Be of good courage!”
Again we read about the Alef Tov in Isaiah 44:6 This time the First and the last is also the Redeemer of Israel.
“Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel,
And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
‘I am the First and I am the Last;
Besides Me there is no God.
And who can proclaim as I do?
Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me,
Since I appointed the ancient people.
And the things that are coming and shall come,
Let them show these to them.
Do not fear, nor be afraid;
Have I not told you from that time, and declared it?
You are My witnesses.
Is there a God besides Me?
Indeed there is no other Rock;
I know not one.’ ”
NAd again in Isaiah 48:12
“Listen to Me, O Jacob,
And Israel, My called:
I am He, I am the First,
I am also the Last.
Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth,
And My right hand has stretched out the heavens;
When I call to them,
They stand up together.
In John 14:6 we read how Yehshua said He was the truth and that those who had seen Him had seen the Father.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
The Father Revealed
“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
Anokhi haderekh ve’ha’emet ve’hachayim ve’ish loyavo elha’av bilti alyadi
Notice that the Hebrew word for truth is emet spelt tma in Hebrew which contains the first letter Aleph a, the middle letter Mem m, and the last letter Tav t of the Hebrew alphabet, which the Jewish sages say implies that the truth contains everything from Aleph to Tav.
A man I have a great deal of respect for sent the following note after reading our newsletter last week about the Millennial years.
Shalom Joe, Yeshua revealed when overlapping 7 melinnial days concept over Genesis 1:1 verse. Pattern of 7s. The Aleph-Tav first and second coming forshadowed in Gen 1:1.
The first sentence of the entire bible is made up of 7 words. The 4th word is the word Aleph Tav and the 6th word is the Vav Aleph Tav.
I very much liked what he was showing me and I was very pleased to see him and others thinking in patterns of 7 and relating it to the 7 Millenniums. But I am going to have to disagree with his conclusions.
This week we are explaining the 8th Day Feast also called the Feast of Dedication and what that really was all about. In case you missed what I just said, The Feast of Dedication is also known as Chanukah.
Yes, Yehshua was here on this earth in the 4th Millennium. And yes the Messiah is going to rule the 7th Millennium. not the 6th. And that Messiah is not Yehshua but is, in fact, King David. And this is the exact point where Christian misunderstanding of the Holy Days comes into play. Because they do not obey they do not understand.
And many of us unknowingly bring that false Christian doctrine with us and apply it to our new theology and come up with false conclusions.
Let me quote to you the last couple of pages from our book The 2300 Days of Hell which you can get at this link. I am going to interject in a few places.
This is extremely exciting and critical to understand. I will address the sixty-two weeks part first. Sixty-two weeks is the similar to the 7 x 49, only now it is 62 x 49— which is a total of 3,038 years. These 3,038 years are to be added to the Jubilee Cycle in which David is born and rules; that is Jubilee Cycle #57, which is also the year 1043 B.C. This now brings us to the year 1996 C.E. and I will explain what this means in the next chapter.
The exciting part being: understanding and comprehending that King David was to come in the seventh Jubilee cycle after Moses was commanded to go and bring the Israelites out eastwards. Because you now understand that the subject of this verse is speaking of King David and have now proven that it was in fact King David who came after the first seven weeks, then the same subject of this verse, King David, is going to come again after another sixty-second weeks have past. Stop and consider this. Most, if not all Christians, assume Yehshua is going to come and rule during the 7th Millennium, but is this right? And if it is as Revelation indicates, then we also must understand that King David is going to rule with Him.
Let me share with you some scriptures to challenge you and broaden your understanding once again. King David made a statement in Psalm 17 that we should consider. He knew he would one day be woken up:
15 As for me, let Me see Your face in righteousness; I am satisfied to see Your appearance when I awake. (Psalm 17:15)
In Hosea, however, we have a very interesting verse. We have had no Temple since 70 C.E. when it was destroyed for the second time. Also, there has not yet been a king to unite both the House of Israel and the House of Judah. Yet, we are told that we will one day soon. When Israel returns and seeks Yehovah, then at that time they will also seek David their King. That time is almost upon us.
4 For many days the children of Yisra’el are to remain without sovereign and without prince, and without slaughtering, and without pillar, and without shoulder garment or house idols. 5 Afterward the children of Yisra’el shall return, and seek hwhy their Elohim, and Dawid their sovereign, and fear hwhy and His goodness, in the latter days.
Notice who they are seeking, Yehovah and King David, not Yehshua and King David. Also when you read this, know what Holy Day this takes place on. The giving of the Holy Spirit is life. The breath of life will be restored to them on the Feast of Pentecost when we are raised up or changed in the twinkling of an eye. The same as the Holy Spirit was given to the Apostles on this same day.
Shifting our focus to Ezekiel, we read about all the dead of Israel who will be raised up and then we read that the one leading them is King David. We have to ask ourselves, when does this happen? Even as we read it, we are given a clue. It will happen the same time of year as when the Holy Spirit was given once before at Pentecost. In fact, when you understand the deep meaning of Pentecost and the Wave Offering it represents, then you will know that it is on Pentecost they will be raised up.
3 And He said to me, “Son of man, would these bones live?” And I said, “O Master hwhy , You know.” 4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and you shall say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of hwhy! 5 Thus said the Master hwhy to these bones, “See, I am bringing into you a spirit, and you shall live. 6 And I shall put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, and cover you with skin and put a spirit in you, and you shall live. And you shall know that I am hwhy “ 7 And I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a noise, and there was a rattling. And the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 And I looked and saw sinews and flesh came upon them, and skin covered them, but there was no spirit in them. 9 He then said to me, “Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, son of man, and you shall say to the spirit, ‘Thus said the Master hwhy , Come from the four winds, O spirit, and breathe on these slain, so that they live.’” (Ezekiel 37:3-9)
10 And I prophesied as He commanded me, and the spirit came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, a very great army. 11 And He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are all the house of Yisra’el. See, they say, ‘Our bones are dry, our expectancy has perished, and we ourselves have been cut off!’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus said the Master hwhy , See, O My people, I am opening your graves, and shall bring you up from your graves, and shall bring you into the land of Yisra’el. 13 And you shall know that I am hwhy , when I open your graves, O My people, and bring you up from your graves. 14 And I shall put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall settle you in your own land. And you shall know that I hwhy have spoken, and I have done it,’” declares hwhy . (Ezekiel )37:10-14
23 “And I shall raise up over them one shepherd, My servant Dawid, and he shall feed them. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24 And I, hwhy , shall be their Elohim, and My servant Dawid a prince in their midst. I, hwhy , have spoken. 25 And I shall make a covenant of peace with them, and make evil beasts cease from the land. And they shall dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the forest. 26 And I shall make them and the places all around My hill a blessing, and shall cause showers to come down in their season—showers of blessing they are. 27 And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit and the earth yield her increase and they shall be safe in their land. And they shall know that I am hwhy , when I have broken the bars of their yoke. And I shall deliver them from the hand of those who enslaved them.” (Ezekiel )34:23-27
We also read in Amos how Yehovah is going to restore the ruins of King David. Does this mean that the Akra is going to be rebuilt? I do not know.
11 In that day I shall raise up the booth of Dawid which has fallen down. And I shall repair its breaches and raise up its ruins. And I shall build it as in the days of old, 12 so that they possess the remnant of Edom, and all the gentiles on whom My Name is called,” declares hwhy who does this. (Amos 9:11-12)
Ok, so that is who is going to rule in the 7th Millennium. King David.
The 8th Day Feast comes at the end of the 7 Days of Sukkot which are the wedding Festival. The 8th Day represents the 8th Millennium and this is when Yehovah is going to dwell with man here on this earth. It is after Satan is thrown into the lake of fire. And that happens after he is let loose for a short while at the end of the 7th Millennium. Yehovah is not going to dwell with Satan at the same time here on this earth.
But once Satan is thrown into the lake of fire then and only then will Yehovah come to dwell on this earth at the start of the 8th Millennium.
Rev 22:3 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.
Rev 21:9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.
Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.
So although I like the chart sent to me about the 7 millennium. It does not line up with scriptures and the truth of the Holy Days.
Brethren I would like to ask you all to pray for our brethren in prison. I have asked Keith to describe some of what is going on there so you can understand.
I would be glad to tell you all about the differences of each group. In some ways there are some big differences and some very same ideas too. I am a bit slow at typing and it cost me for every minute that I am on the internet. Would it be possible for me to send it to you in the snail mail? If so then I need your address. In order to put you in here for the email I put in an address that I don’t think will reach you. We have to put in an address before anyone is approved for email. If I can’t send you a letter, it may be a couple weeks as I won’t get any money until near the tenth.
May Yahweh bless you!
My brother surprised me with a little gift today so I have enough to spend on some time on the email today.
You asked about the differences between the Jewish, Messianic and Hebrew Israelites. I can only speak for what I have experienced here within the FBOP but I have asked a lot of questions to learn from each group as well so here goes.
Within the Messianics there are several different beliefs. There is the groups that still call upon God and Jesus but try to keep the weekly and annual Sabbaths. They aren’t much different then the Christians.
There are others within the Messianics that use Elohim and say Yeshua as they seem to be scared of using the actual names of Yahweh and Yahshua. This group is in alignment with most of the rest of the Messianics as to the keeping of the Laws and the Sabbaths.
There are others that use the name Yahweh and Yahshua the Messiah, do not use Elohim and keep the Laws of Yahweh and the Sabbaths.
Most believe that the Passover is at midnight of the 15th and then there are some who think that the Passover happened at midnight on the 14th. Then there is differing opinions as to the count to Pentecost. Some count from the day after the High Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and others count from the weekly Sabbath within the Feast. It seems that all believe that the new year starts in Abib.
As to the Jewish group I can only speak of the group here at Yazoo. The leader of the group is Jewish and was raised Jewish but believes in Jesus Christ. There is actually a Seventh Day Adventist in the group that believe that Jesus did away with the law and that it is ok to eat pork in the Sukkah during Tabernacles. The Jews believe that the year starts and ends with the Day of Atonement. When I asked about this I was told that it has to do with being modern compared to the old sacred scriptural year in Aviv. When they talked about keeping the Fast days as they just had a couple Jewish traditional Fasting Days last month, they read a piece from a Rabbi that said they were to sustain from eating on the morning of the fast unless they intended to eat the next morning and then it was ok. Somehow I just didn’t understand that. Another Jewish man that came to one of there services has said that if there was a real Jew on this compound that they wouldn’t be doing things like they do in that Jewish group. The leader does speak and read Hebrew and has been trying to teach the others in his group how to do that.
Another point for them is that they have the power of the Aleph organization behind them as I know that they can write to the Aleph group and they can put the squeeze on the feds to change things for that group.
Now to the black Hebrew Israelites. Yes, that is what they call themselves. They call upon Yahweh and only recognize the 5 books of Mosheh. They do not accept Yahshua as the Messiah but only as a prophet and no greater then any other prophet. They do keep the Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths although it has been my experience with them that other then the BOP telling them when the Holy Days are they don’t know much about them. Their Ideology is that the true Israelites were black and they use the story of Aaron and Miriam talking against Mosheh and Miriam turning white with leprosy as their proof. However there isn’t a single scripture that calls anyone black or white except for in the Song of Solomon where the girl says she is tan from working in the field. Scripture does say to become white which means pure but they don’t recognize that part. They question all of the Renewed Covenant as being written by the lying pen of the scribes because Mark has a few verses added at the end of chapter 16. They claim that Mark was written first and therefore Matt, Mark and John came later and are merely copied from Mark and since Mark is suspect because of the added verses the rest can’t be good either.
Also they use the verse that says “They who call themselves Jews but are not” as if that verifies that all the white people are not Jews. It has been my experience that every person that is now a Hebrew Israelite has been in the past a Muslim. Therefore they carry over some of the teaching of Islam. The black superiority is part of it as well as the denial of Yahshua as anything more then a prophet.
This compound has the Messianics and the Hebrew Israelites together for service time, but I asked and asked for a separate time and finally got it for 3 weeks. The black race deal was getting to be too much of an issue. I have even had a young black man that is a Christian tell me that he fell like he was sitting in a black KKK meeting when he attended the Hebrew Israelite service, so he wouldn’t go back. Since we got the Messianics separated there have been 4-5 guys Messianic guys show up that wouldn’t attend with the Israelites. Also several or most of the Hebrew Israelite service attendees are practicing muslims and the leaders of the Israelites go to the muslim Jumah prayers every Friday afternoon. So much for the commandment to come out of the mystery religions!
In some ways the Hebrew Israelites are more in alignment with the Jews then they are with the Messianics, but because the Muslims hate Jews they can’t come together. In the FBOP the Jewish Council that advises them says not to really see us as equals to the Jewish group. Also the FBOP caters to the Christians and the Catholics and after that it is the Jews. Every other group is just in the way in the eyes of the FBOP or at least it seems that way sometimes.
I hope this answers some of your questions and if there is anything else you want to know just ask.
May Yahweh Bless You!
Sept 6, 2014, we posted the following article about the Pope and ISIS. I have shared it here for you to consider. But first let me update you on recent events.
In June, Russia (Sept 1, 2017) said there was a “high probability” that Baghdadi had been killed a month earlier in a Russian air strike on Raqqa, IS’s de facto capital in northern Syria.
There have been several previous reports of Baghdadi’s death. But on Thursday, Gen Townsend said there were “indicators in intelligence channels that he’s still alive”.
So was Baghdadi alive or not? We have been wondering if our understanding of the Prophecy of Josephs story of the dreams of the cupbearer and the baker still had any truth left in it.
Then in August 23, 2018 a new audio of Baghdadi was released and the experts all declared it was him and in the audio were references to recent world news events.
The Islamic State group (IS) has released an audio message purportedly from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his first in almost in a year.
In a speech, he calls on IS supporters to “persevere”, despite the losses the group has suffered in Iraq and Syria.
“For the Mujahideen [holy warriors] the scale of victory or defeat is not dependent on a city or town being stolen or subject to that who has aerial superiority, intercontinental missiles or smart bombs,” Reuters news agency quoted the recording as saying.
“Oh Caliphate soldiers… trust in God’s promise and His victory… for with hardship comes relief and a way out,” he added.
A UN report published last week said it was still estimated to have between 20,000 and 30,000 fighters across the two countries, including thousands of foreign nationals.
In case some of you do not know who Baghdadi is I will include this report on him.
Who is Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?
By William McCantsAuthor of The ISIS Apocalypse
8 March 2016
Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim al-Badri, otherwise known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was born in 1971 in Samarra, Iraq, to a lower-middle class Sunni family.
His family was known for its piety and his tribe claimed descent from the Prophet Muhammad.
As a youth, Baghdadi had a passion for Koranic recitation and was meticulous in his observance of religious law.
His family nicknamed him “the Believer” because he would chastise his relatives for failing to live up to his stringent standards.
Baghdadi pursued his religious interests at university. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Islamic studies from the University of Baghdad in 1996, and a Master’s and PhD in Koranic studies from Iraq’s Saddam University for Islamic Studies in 1999 and 2007 respectively.
Until 2004, Baghdadi spent his graduate school years living in the Tobchi neighbourhood of Baghdad with his two wives and six children.
He taught Koranic recitation to neighbourhood children at the local mosque, where he was also the star of its football club.
During Baghdadi’s time in graduate school, his uncle persuaded him to join the Muslim Brotherhood.
Baghdadi quickly gravitated towards the few violent ultra-conservatives in the Islamist movement and by 2000, under their tutelage, had embraced Salafist jihadism.
Activist to insurgent
Within months of the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, Baghdadi helped found the insurgent group Jaysh Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jamaah (Army of the People of the Sunnah and Communal Solidarity).
In February 2004, US forces arrested Baghdadi in Falluja and sent him to a detention facility at Camp Bucca, where he remained for 10 months.
While in detention, Baghdadi devoted himself to religious matters, leading prayers, preaching Friday sermons, and conducting classes for prisoners.
According to a fellow inmate, Baghdadi was taciturn but had a knack for moving between the rival factions at the facility, where former Saddam loyalists and jihadists mingled.
Baghdadi formed alliances with many of them and stayed in touch when he was freed in December 2004.
After his release, Baghdadi contacted a spokesman for al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), a local al-Qaeda affiliate run by the Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Impressed with Baghdadi’s religious scholarship, the spokesman convinced Baghdadi to go to Damascus, where he was to ensure AQI’s propaganda adhered to the principles of ultra-conservative Islam.
Zarqawi was killed in June 2006 by a US air strike and was succeeded by an Egyptian, Abu Ayyub al-Masri.
That October, Masri dissolved AQI and founded the Islamic State in Iraq (ISI). The group continued to privately pledge allegiance to al-Qaeda.
The new emir
Because of Baghdadi’s religious credentials and his ability to bridge the divide between the foreigners who founded ISI and the local Iraqis who later joined the group, Baghdadi steadily rose through the ranks.
He was appointed supervisor of the Sharia Committee and named to the 11-member Shura Council that advised ISI’s emir, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.
Baghdadi was later appointed to ISI’s Co-ordination Committee, which oversaw communication with the group’s commanders in Iraq.
After the deaths of ISI’s founder and its emir in April 2010, the Shura Council chose Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to be the new emir.
Baghdadi set about rebuilding the organisation, which had been decimated by US special operations forces.
Hoping to capitalise on growing unrest in Syria in 2011, Baghdadi ordered one of his Syrian operatives to establish a secret branch of ISI in the country, later known as al-Nusra Front.
Advent of Isis
Baghdadi soon fell out with the leader of al-Nusra, Abu Mohammed al-Julani, who wanted to collaborate with the mainstream Sunni rebels fighting Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.
But Baghdadi wanted to establish his own state through brute force before going after Assad.
In the spring of 2013, Baghdadi announced that al-Nusra was part of ISI, which he renamed “Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham/the Levant” (Isis/Isil).
When al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri ordered Baghdadi to grant al-Nusra its independence, Baghdadi refused. In February 2014, Zawahiri expelled Isis from al-Qaeda.
Isis responded by fighting al-Nusra and consolidating its hold on eastern Syria, where Baghdadi imposed harsh religious laws.
Its stronghold secure, Baghdadi ordered his men to expand into western Iraq.
In June 2014, Isis captured Iraqi’s second largest city, Mosul, and soon after, the group’s spokesman proclaimed the return of the caliphate, renaming Isis “Islamic State”.
Days later, Baghdadi delivered a Friday sermon in Mosul and declared himself caliph.
The media has wrongly reported Baghdadi’s demise several times.
But if he dies, the organisation will lose a skilled mediator, a ruthless politician, a religious scholar, and a man of noble lineage – an unusual combination for the leader of a global militant organisation, much less a proto-state.
The Pope and ISIS are now joined together in destiny
It was a few weeks ago that I got very excited about the headline news. It was just as I was posting the Balaam article. I almost pulled that article to run with this one, but I felt I had to let this one grow more. I am so disappointed that no one else seems to have picked up on the importance of it.
I became excited when I read this in the news on Monday August 18, 2014.
“I can only say this: It is licit to stop the unjust aggressor,” the pontiff said during a press conference on the plane back to Rome from South Korea. “I underline the verb: stop. I do not say bomb, make war, I say stop by some means.”
Why was I so excited? Because the Pope had now just condoned attacking ISIS and we all know ISIS would not take this lying down. I was excited because I was watching the actual events in real time, as they happened, that bible prophecy had told us of. Yehovah was lining up the powers that would fulfill prophecy and it was happening right in front of us, yet no one seems to be seeing it.
I want you all to read Isaiah 13 and understand what is going on here.
Isa 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw:
Right here off the bat you are told this is concerning Babylon. The Babylonian system was moved from Babylon to Europe and is seated in Rome. Europa is the woman or the whore of Revelation who rides the Beast. The Beast is the government system. The whore is the religious system. Look up the Legend of Europa and see for yourself. You need to know who is being spoken of in every prophecy, do not just assume.
2 Lift up a banner on a bare mountain, exalt the voice to them, shake the hand, so that they may go into the gates of the nobles. 3 I have commanded My holy ones, I have also called My mighty ones for anger, those who rejoice in My highness. 4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together; Jehovah of Hosts gathers an army for the battle.
Far too many people think and assume God is God of Love, but right here and many places you have just read that He is gathering an army to make war.
5 They come from a far country, from the end of the heavens, Jehovah and the weapons of His indignation, to destroy all the land. 6 Howl! For the day of Jehovah is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. 7 Therefore all hands shall be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt; 8 and they shall be afraid. Pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them. They shall be in pain like a woman who travails. They shall be amazed at one another, their faces like flames.
Look up the words their face flames. It is battles flaming or similar language. Or as I am about to show you:
9 Behold, the day of Jehovah comes, cruel and with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land waste; and He shall destroy its sinners out of it. 10 For the stars of the heavens and their constellations shall not give light; the sun shall be darkened in its going forth, and the moon shall not reflect its light. 12 I will make a man more precious than gold; even a man than the fine gold of Ophir. 13 So I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall move out of its place, in the wrath of Jehovah of Hosts, and in the day of His fierce anger.
What can shake both the heavens and move the earth out of it’s orbit? One massive nuclear attack can do exactly this sort of thing.
14 And it shall be as a driven gazelle, and as a sheep that no man takes up; each man shall look to his own people, and each one flee into his own land.
Something is about to happen which will cause everyone to defend their own race. Race wars and genocide.
15 Everyone who is found shall be thrust through; and everyone who is joined to them shall fall by the sword. 16 And their children shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be robbed, and their wives raped. 17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall not value silver; and they shall not delight in gold.
Who are the Medes? Are they not the Medo-Persian who today are known as Iran? Read it for yourself in this article on the Medes and know. Do not believe me. We have shown you who exactly the Hunters are and what they do.
18 And bows shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not pity sons.
Now take a look at ISIS and see if there is any pity on the sons or the women. I have already seen many videos of the harshness with which this group exacts justice on those they conquer. They are ruthless.
19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the majestic beauty of the Chaldees, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. 20 It shall never be inhabited forever, nor shall it be lived in from generation to generation; nor shall the Arabian pitch his tent there; nor shall the shepherds make their flocks lie down there. 21 But the wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of howling creatures; and ostriches shall dwell there, and he-goats shall dance there. 22 And hyenas shall cry along with his widows, and jackals in palaces of delight. Yea, her time is coming near, and her days shall not be prolonged.
The reason it will be vacated and no one will live there is because of the nuclear radiation that will be left behind after the attack.
So, what has this to do with the Pope’s declaration that it is okay to stop ISIS by whatever means possible? He has indirectly declared war on ISIS.
Go to Daniel 8 and read it in your own bible. I will insert my comments as we go along.
Dan 8:3 Then I lifted up my eyes, and looked. And behold, a ram with two horns stood before the canal having two horns, and the two horns were high, but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.
We know this ram to be Persia as well as the Arab Spring event of which ISIS is an upsurge. We had written of it in The Prophecies of Abraham back in 2009 when we wrote of it in our News letters. You will find it on page 100 of The Prophecies of Abraham. This upsurge was to begin in 2012 -2013. It actually began in 2010 after The Prophecies of Abraham was published.
[The Arab Spring (Arabic: ?????? ???????, ar-rab?? al-?arab?) is a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests (both non-violent and violent), riots, and civil wars in the Arab world that began on 18 December 2010 and spread throughout the countries of the Arab League and surroundings. While the wave of initial revolutions and protests had expired by mid-2012, some refer to the ongoing large-scale conflicts in Middle East and North Africa as a continuation of the Arab Spring, while others refer to the second wave of revolutions and civil wars post 2012 as the Arab Winter.
By December 2013, rulers had been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt (twice), Libya, and Yemen; civil uprisings had erupted inBahrain and Syria; major protests had broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Israel and Sudan; and minor protests had occurred in Mauritania, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Western Sahara, and Palestine.
Weapons and Tuareg fighters returning from the Libyan Civil War stoked a simmering conflict in Mali which has been described as “fallout” from the Arab Spring in North Africa. The sectarian clashes in Lebanon were described as a spillover of violence from the Syrian uprising and hence the regional Arab Spring.}]
4 I saw the ram pushing westward and northward and southward; so that no beasts could stand before him, nor any that could deliver out of his hand. But he did according to his will, and became great.
At first it was The Muslim Brotherhood. Now it seems to be ISIS. It could very well be another name or group next but with each new upsurge they grow stronger and more powerful and fearful.
5 And as I was watching, behold, a he-goat came from the west, over the face of the all earth, and did not touch the ground. And the he goat had an outstanding horn between his eyes. 6 And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran to him in the fury of his power.
Each time we read about a horn, it represents power and government control. It is military strength.
7 And I saw him come close beside the ram, and he was moved with anger against him, and struck the ram and shattered his two horns. And there was no power in the ram to stand before him. But he threw him down to the ground and stamped on him. And none could deliver the ram out of his hand. 8 Then the he-goat became very great. And when he was strong, the great horn was broken. And in its place came up four outstanding ones towards the four winds of the heavens. 9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which became very great, toward the south and toward the east and toward the bountiful land. 10 And it became great, even to the host of heaven. And it made fall some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and trampled them.
We are reading the progression of power that leads from one war to where the victor will then be split in four and out of these four will rise up this small power which would then be very great in the end. So many expect Satan to be in every person they can name. Some of you even say President Obama is Satan and you have no idea this is a sin. Others say Prince Charles is Satan to their shame. King David never condemned Saul. King David always remembered Saul was appointed by Yehovah. President Obama is appointed by Yehovah, as is Prince Charles over the nations of Israel, and if you fight it you fight Yehovah. If you continue to do so then you should change your name to Nabal, the husband of Abigail.
What does this mean in Daniel 8? We can find the answer in Daniel 11 speaking of the King of the North.
Dan 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will. And he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper until the fury is fulfilled. For that which is decreed shall be done. 37 He will not regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god. For he shall magnify himself above all.
The God his fathers knew was Yehovah. All nations at one time worshipped the true Elohim, but later became corrupted.
38 But in his place he shall honor the god of forces; and a god whom his fathers did not know, he shall honor with gold and silver, and with precious stones and desirable things. 39 So he shall act in the fortresses of the strongholds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge. He shall multiply in glory, and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for a price.
The god of forces is also known as Cybel the god of fortresses. She is also known as the Queen of Heaven or the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is Catholicism and this coming king shall think he is above this type of worship. So this Nation will turn from Yehovah and begin to worship The Queen of Heaven. But in the course of time will drop this god in favour of another who his father never knew. The new god of religion on the block is Islam, having only started in the 7th century C.E. This religion is making inroads in the King of the North as we speak. Just check the news for Europe and the riots that go on across Europe with Islamic worshippers.
40 And at the end-time, the king of the south shall butt at him. And the king of the north shall come against him like a tempest, with chariots and with horsemen and with many ships.
This is what Daniel 8 was telling you. That ram will “BUTT” at the King of the North and provoke him to attack back in fury. A blitzkreig will sweep across the Middle East because of this “BUTTTING” this Persian Islamic Ram does towards Europe. But what is it that causes this Goat of the North. (Do you see Yehovah’s sense of humour here? Satan is represented as the goat.)
41 And he shall enter into the countries and shall overflow and pass over. He shall also enter into the glorious land, and many shall be stumbled. But these shall escape out of his hand: Edom and Moab, and the chief of the sons of Ammon. 42 And he shall stretch out his hand on the lands. And the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt. And the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. 44 But news out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him. Then he will go out with great fury to destroy, and to devote many to destruction. 45And he shall plant his palace tents between the seas in the glorious holy mountain. Yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
Make note of the verses you have just now read. Read it again and do not gloss over it.
Now let us go back to Isaiah and draw these conclusions together with the news that we see each night.
The Pope has urged war on ISIS, as we have already read above. ISIS has already said that Rome was its next target. Isaiah says that the Medes will attack Rome by nuclear attack. ISIS already controls the area that Zechariah says nuclear missiles will be stored in. Lets look at those scriptures.
Zec 5:1 And I again lifted up my eyes and looked. And behold! A flying scroll.
This is a missile. It would look like a flying Torah scroll in the air. Remember this is written about 3000 years ago.
2 And he said to me, What do you see? And I answered, I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.
An Egyptian cubit is from 523 to 529 mm (20.6 to 20.8 in) in length, and are divided into seven palms; each palm is divided into four fingers and the fingers are further subdivided. A Biblical cubit is usually estimated as approximately 450 mm or 18 in.
So 20 X 20.6 inches = 34.33 Feet. 20 X 20.8 = 34.66 Feet. 20 X 18 = 30 Feet. A missile of about 30 feet in length would be about 10 Meters long. Take a look at the dimensions of the Iranian Missiles.
3And he said to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth; for from now on everyone who steals shall be cut off according to it; and everyone who swears from now on shall be cut off according to it.
You all need to look at the meaning of this verse. Those who steal actually means those who acquire by deception or stealth. And those who swear are those who break an oath. This once again brings us back to the Feast of Oaths and the promises our Ancestry made at Sinai to uphold the covenant. We have not done this and these missiles are coming upon us.
4 I will bring it forth, says Jehovah of Hosts; and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him who swears falsely by My name. And it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall devour it, and its timber and its stones.
We who call upon God or claim to be His followers, using His name will have our nations disintegrated for not obeying Him.
5 Then the angel who talked with me went forth and said to me, Now lift up your eyes and see what this is that goes forth. 6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is the ephah that goes forth. And he said, This is their form in all the earth. 7 And behold, a lead cover was lifted up, and a woman was sitting in the middle of the ephah.
An Ephah is a basket. The angel is now again describing the payload of the missile. The Ephah is made of lead. You must contain Uranium inside a lead container.
Now we must show you something quite remarkable.
The word for woman which is in the ephah is H802 ????? ????? ‘ishsha?h na?sh??ym ish-shaw’, naw-sheem’
Pay close attention to the details of this word translated as woman. Notice that the word is spelt the same as H801 ????? ‘ishsha?h ish-shaw’ But the word now means; The same as H800, but used in a liturgical sense; properly a burnt offering; but occasionally of any sacrifice: – (offering, sacrifice), (made) by fire.
This word H800 ????? ‘eshsha?h esh-shaw’ pronounced the same means fire. Feminine of H784; fire: – fire.
There is no woman in that lead basket but there is a fire in it. A uranium nuclear fire inside a lead box.
8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah. And he cast the lead stone over its opening. 9 And I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, two women came out. And the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork. And they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heavens.
Again this is not speaking of a woman but two fires as two jet propelled engines at the end of the missiles.
10 And I said to the angel who talked with me, Where are they going with the ephah? 11And he said to me, To build a house for it in the land of Shinar; and it shall be established and set there on its own base.
Israel attacked a Nuclear facility in Iraq and then another one in Syria. Read about both of them in this article.
Gen 10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Gen 11:1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. 2 And it happened, as they traveled from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar. And they lived there. 3 And they said to one another, Come, let us make brick and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. 4 And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower, and its top in the heavens. And let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered upon the face of the whole earth.
From Noah’s Ark in Eastern Turkey they travelled east along the Euphrates River until it came out of the mountains of modern-day Turkey and entered the plains of Syria and Iraq. Urfa is the Biblical Ur from where Abraham was born and raised.
I am showing you this because this is the area where prophecy says the nuclear missiles will be stored. And this is the same area today that ISIS has taken control over in the past months. This is also the area where the WMD’s were supposed to have been hidden.
Now it is quite possible for ISIS to attack Rome as they said they would. Isaiah says it will be a nuclear attack. All the pieces are coming together right now on the world stage.
But there is still more to show you.
King Abdulla of Saudi Arabia warned that if the west ignores ISIS they will be in Europe in a month and the USA in just two months. Is he crazy? Not according to the following report.
The king’s warning comes as reports of IS activity in Europe multiply. A Lebanese news source, the Naharnet, reports that France has arrested an IS recruiter in France. The man, who is said to be of Chechen origin, was stopped at the Nice airport on Saturday and taken into custody. Naharnet further reports that some 800 French nationals or residents, including several dozen women, have travelled to Syria or returned from the conflict-ridden country, or plan to go there.
In a separate incident, French authorities have arrested and indicted two Muslim girls, ages 15 and 17, for plotting a suicide bombing in the Great Synagogue of Lyon. The girls contacted each other through social media and are among 60 people under investigation in France for association with radical Islamists, especially the Islamic State, where thousands of Europeans have joined the terrorist group. At least nine French synagogues have been attacked since the commencing of Operation “protective Edge’.
Across the channel, police in Britain have asked the public to identify “aspiring terrorists” amid government concern about people who go to fight with extremist groups in the Middle East and might return to carry out attacks on home soil.
Do you remember reading in Daniel the following;
Dan 11:41 And he shall enter into the countries and shall overflow and pass over. He shall also enter into the glorious land, and many shall be stumbled. But these shall escape out of his hand: Edom and Moab, and the chief of the sons of Ammon.
I have always been wondering why the state of Jordan, which is what is being described here in Daniel 11:41, would escape being taken over by this Beast power. Then the headline news this past week answered this question. They will be allies of some sort, fighting a common enemy. Jordan is the last line of defence before ISIS is on the border with Israel. Think about it. Again look at the maps above.
Report: Jordan contacts NATO out of fear of ISIS expansion
Media in Saudi Arabia reported Sunday that Jordan contacted NATO security officials citing growing fear of possible attempts by ISIS to expand into territory held by Israel’s neighbour.
The British ambassador in Amman said that the UK and NATO are ready to help Jordan face any threat from the Islamic extremist organization.
The Vatican is speaking out against a claim that Pope Francis is a target of the Islamic State militant group, otherwise known as ISIS.
In an article published Monday, Italy’s Il Tempo newspaper reported that the pope is a target of ISIS. The paper, citing an unnamed Italian intelligence source, states the pope — who is considered the “bearer of false truths” by the group — is “in the crosshairs of ISIS” and that the extremist group plans to “raise the level of confrontation” by attacking Italy and greater Europe.
However, the Vatican has dismissed the report.
“There is nothing serious to this,” spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi S.J. told Catholic News Agency. “There is no particular concern in the Vatican. This news has no foundation.”
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is behind the group’s offense to overtake large regions of Iraq and Syria in an effort to establish its own Islamic State, issued a threat against Rome earlier this summer, near the start of Ramadan.
“Rush O Muslims to your state. It is your state. Syria is not for Syrians and Iraq is not for Iraqis. The land is for the Muslims, all Muslims,” he said in an audio recording posted online and reported by the Telegraph. “This is my advice to you. If you hold to it you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills.”
Earlier this month, ISIS took control of Iraq’s largest Christian city, CNN reported. At the time, the pontiff expressed concern for Christians in the region.
“I can only say this: It is licit to stop the unjust aggressor. I underline the verb: stop. I do not say bomb, make war, I say stop by some means,” he said during a press conference last week, according to CNN. Adding: “It is there that this should be discussed. Is there an unjust aggressor? It would seem there is. How do we stop him?”
Now do you see why I was so excited and why I still am.
Let me now explain one more thing to you.
For years I have been thinking about the Sabbatical cycles and the one of Joseph consistently keeps me on my toes.
Joseph’s 7 years of plenty begin in 1607 B.C. and go to 1601 B.C. Then the 7 years of Famine begin from 1600 B.C. until 1594 B.C. One of the verses in Genesis I had not paid attention to until this whole issue arose was in chapter 40.
Gen 40:1 And after these things it happened that the cupbearer of the king of Egypt, and his baker, had offended their lord the king of Egypt. 2 And Pharaoh was angry against two of his eunuchs, against the chief of the cupbearers and against the chief of the bakers. 3 And he put them under guard in the house of the chief of the executioners, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. 4 And the chief of the executioners charged Joseph with them, and he served them. And they continued for a time under guard. 5 And they dreamed a dream, both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison. 6 And Joseph came in to them in the morning, and looked upon them, and behold, they were sad. 7 And he asked Pharaoh’s eunuchs who were with him under guard in his lord’s house, saying, Why are your faces sad today? 8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, Do not interpretations belong to God? Now tell it to me. 9 And the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me. 10 And in the vine werethree branches. And it was as if it budded, and its blossom shot up. And the clusters of it brought forth ripe grapes. 11 And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand. And I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand. 12 And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of it. The three branches are three days. 13 Yet within three days Pharaoh shall lift up your head and restore you to your place. And you shall deliver Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, just as you did when you were his cupbearer. 14 But remember me when it is well with you, and please show kindness to me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house. 15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon. 16 When the chief baker saw the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, I also saw in my dream, and three baskets of white bread were on my head. 17 And in the top basket were all kinds of baked foods for Pharaoh. And the birds ate them out of the basket upon my head. 18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation of it. The three baskets are three days. 19 Yet within three days Pharaoh shall lift up your head from off you, and shall hang you on a tree. And the birds shall eat your flesh from off you. 20 And it happened on the third day, Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast to all his servants. And he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer, and of the chief baker, among his servants. 21 And he restored the chief cupbearer back into his cupbearer office again. And he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand. 22 But he hanged the chief baker, even as Joseph had interpreted to them. 23 Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.
Once again I am guilty of just reading the text and not considering the deeper messages provided here.
First of all, lets identify the Cup holder. We know that Pharaoh represents Satan. So who are these other two characters?
Rev 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet. And she was gilded with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.
The cup bearer is the Roman Catholic Church in this dream being told to Joseph. The baker was harder to figure out. Then we were told the name of the leader of ISIS: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
The name Abu Bakr is pronounced AA-Buw-BAH-K-er. The name Abu Bakr’s origin and use are both in the Arabic language. Abu Bakr is a derivative of the Arabic Bakr. Bakr is a variant form of the English Baker.
Here in the story of Joseph while he was in prison are we being told of prophetic events for our time.
I have shown you in The 2300 Days of Hell the chronology for end time events starting with Satan being locked away at Atonement in 2033. 3 1/2 years before this is when the Tribulation begins at Passover 2030. This is when the two witnesses are killed and they work for 3 1/2 years prior to this time which takes us back to Trumpets 2026. Trumpets 2026 is the end of the 2300 days of hell which begin Shavuot 2020.
Is this story of Joseph telling us that both Catholicism after being struck by Islamic nukes, will be taken and restored to serve Pharaoh and that Abu The Baker will lose his head the same as he has done to thousands of others?
And is this to coincide with the birth of Ishmael in 1803 B.C. which lines up with our 2020. The secret pact of Psalm 83 taking place at the conception of Ishmael in 1804 B.C. Matching our 2019 C.E.
Gen 41:1 And it happened at the end of two years of days, Pharaoh dreamed. And behold, he stood by the river.
Is this verse telling us that these events take place 2 years before the 7 years of plenty begin? In other words, will Rome be nuked in 2018 or thereabout by Islamic forces, causing Europe to attack and take control of the entire Middle East except for Jordan, but also for the sake of peace invading the land of Israel? And will this be the time when the head of ISIS is beheaded and the Pope given a new seat to sit in because Rome is destroyed?
Dan 11:45 And he shall plant his palace tents between the seas in the glorious holy mountain. Yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
I am just sharing what I am seeing. I am not prophesying, just showing you what I see. Test all things and hold fast what is good.
Summarizing what I am seeing is that Isalm is going to attack Rome and cause the Pope to be homeless. The Pope and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will be the two main leaders of the faiths in question and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will be hung and beheaded. The Pope will be given headquarters in Jerusalem. And this is what we are looking for.
Chanukah and The Feast of Dedication
I had suggested that for those of you who did not get to go up and keep the Feast in Jerusalem this year to study the following article. I want to again share this with those who did not have time to digest it in their travels. You can read the original article I posted last year which caused many to take a double look at just how they had been fooled once again to follow another lying tradition.
Once again this week I am going to offend and make some of you mad. Ask me if I care; what I do care about is that you obey our Creator Yehovah and keep His commandments.
Each year I try not to get involved in the Chanukah lies that are taught and used to justify each persons own desires to keep this false festival of lights. Others, using the exact same excuses, do so to justify the keeping of Christmas and if they are from an East Indian background the keeping of Daliwa.
Let’s be clear here. The story of the birth of Yehshua in a manger is never the issue for not keeping Christmas. It is all the pagan trappings and the fact that Yehshua was born on the Feast of Trumpets and not Dec. 25th that are the main reasons most of us no longer keep it.
Concerning the Chanukah season, it is Not the story of the heroic deeds of the Maccabees that is in question here. The lie about the oil being lit for 8 days and the twisting of scriptures to justify keeping this event is what we are against. Let’s talk about the Maccabees in July or at Passover then. It is also the adding to the Torah of another holiday not found in Lev 23. People who keep Chanukah miss the scriptures in the books of the Maccabees that show us when the Sabbatical years were.
This false festival of lights season is an attempt to impersonate the true light of Yehovah even using the same Scriptures He uses speaking of Himself – the True Light.
2Co 11:13 For such ones are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 Did not even Satan marvelously transform himself into an angel of light? 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.
It is time we admit it; so are some of you working on Satan’s behalf! Yes, some of you are working for Satan leading the saints astray with your false teachings. You would rather follow the traditions of men than the words of Yehovah. You “yeah but…” yourselves into justifying everything and fight against those who expose the truth.
Those of you who used to be of the Christian faith and are now keeping Torah, sort of, justify the keeping of Chanukah based on John 10. So now let’s take a look at it. Let us shine a light on this verse and really look at it.
Joh 10:22 And the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s Porch.
Did Yehshua keep the Feast of Chanukah on the 25th day of the 9th month? It is time you learned the truth. But once you do will you “yeah but…” yourselves to deny the facts just so you can feel good and keep the company of others who are also deceived? Have you become so steeped in your vain traditions that you can no longer serve your first love – the keeping of Torah and obeying Yehovah by not adding ANYTHING to His Word?
You may be mad at me now but you will know the answer to my question by the end of this article.
The word winter here is;
G5494 cheim?n khi-mone’
From a derivation of che? (to pour; akin to the base of G5490 through the idea of a channel), meaning a storm (as pouring rain); by implication the rainy season, that is, winter: – tempest, foul weather, winter.
It was the rainy season when Yehshua walked in the Temple of Solomon’s court.
In Israel, the yearly cycle with its four seasons are not as clearly marked as the lands to the north of it. But to the Jew, every season was a special time and a reminder of the promises of God, as He said to Noah “seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter” (Genesis 8: 22).
Gen 8:21 And Jehovah smelled a sweet odor. And Jehovah said in His heart, I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, because the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth. And I will not again smite every living thing as I have done. 22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Though the Bible specifically mentions summer, winter, spring and autumn, it may come as a surprise to know that the Bible never mentions four seasons, but only two. The Hebrew word “stav”, translated today as “autumn,” is mentioned only once in the Bible in the Song of Solomon “for lo, the winter is passed, the rain is over and gone…” (Song 2:11), “stav” really speaks of the time of the winter rains. The Hebrew word “aviv”, translated today as spring is mentioned twice in the Bible, both referring to a stage in the ripening of barley rather than a season. The month of Aviv (hodesh ha’aviv) is the time when this ripening of barley takes place. This is, of course, the Hebrew month of Nissan. There is no mention of a season called spring anywhere in the Bible. Therefore we must conclude that the Bible only recognizes two seasons, summer and winter, or as the writers of the Talmud put it, “the days of sun” and “the days of rain.”
With just 2 seasons we can then understand that the season of summer begins when the Barley is Aviv and the first month has begun. In this first month are the Spring Holy Days of Passover and Unleavened Bread.
Six months later begins the 7th month. And because the year has 12 months, 6 for the summer and 6 for the winter, the 7th month begins in winter. That 7th month contains the Fall Feasts; The Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles, as well as the Eighth Day Feast, also called “Simchat Torah.” These all take place in the season of “winter”.
We are commanded to keep the Feasts of Yehovah three times a year.
Exo 23:14 You shall keep a feast to Me three times in the year. 15 You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. You shall eat unleavene dbread seven days, as I commanded you, in the time appointed of the month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. And no one shall appear before Me empty. 16 Also the Feast of Harvest, the first-fruits of your labors, which you have sown in the field. Also the Feast of Ingathering, in the end of the year, when you have gathered in your labors out of the field. 17 Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord God.
Yehshua was Jewish and would have kept this commandment. If He did not keep it then He would have sinned and disqualified Himself as being the Messiah.
Now, let us get the proper perspective of what is going on leading up to the statement in John 10 that so many use to justify giving up Christmas in order for them to begin the keeping of another false holiday today called Chanukah.
Joh 7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for He did not desire to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him. 2 And the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near.
We have just read that the Feast of Tabernacles was approaching which is the winter season. As we continue to read John we see that Yehshua was then teaching in the Temple.
Joh 7:14 Now about the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
Joh 7:28 Then Jesus cried in the temple as He taught, saying, You both know Me, and you know from where I come. And I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.
Joh 7:37 And in the last day of the great feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes on Me, as the Scripture has said, “Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” 39 (But He spoke this about the Spirit, which they who believed on Him should receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.) 40 Then when they heard the Word, many of the people said, Truly this is the Prophet.
The last Great day of the Feast is the Seventh Day. There is yet one more Holy Day called The Eighth Day. This is what we are reading about as John 7 ends and John chapter 8 begins. Those of you who have kept the celebrations of Simcha Torah are about to learn from when that dancing originated as the seventh Great Day of the Feast ends and the beginning of the Eighth and final Holy Day starts.
At night the city was aglow with the light of the four huge menorahs (75 feet high) which were set up in the temple courtyard and which lit the whole city of Jerusalem with their blazing light. As the mighty torches blazed in the night, The Mishna says that pious worshippers, members of the Sanhedrin, and heads of different religious schools would dance well into the night, holding bright torches and singing psalms of praise to God.
The celebration of the Water-drawing was a highlight of the Feast. It was a happy, even ecstatic occasion, with a torchlight parade, including musicians, priests juggling lighted torches, and dancers, marching to the Temple, at night, as the whole city of Jerusalem was lit up by giant torches and the light of the giant menorahs. As the lyres, drums, cymbals, trumpets, drums and horns played, the Rabbis entertained and clowned, adding to the joy. Not one day of Sukkot passed without joyous festivities that celebrated the happiness of the harvest, and the joy of community. Mishnah (Succah 5)
Every Jewish festival is celebrated with joy. Often there are additional emotions added to the mix: awe on Rosh Hashanah, regret on Yom Kippur, freedom from oppression on Passover. But the holiday of Sukkot is pure joy. In our prayers, we call it simply “the season of our rejoicing.”
One of Sukkot’s most joyous observances was known as Simchat Beit Hashoeivah, the Celebration of the Water-Drawing. When the Holy Temple stood, every sacrifice included wine libations poured over the altar.
On Sukkot, water was also poured over the altar in a special ceremony. This ritual engendered such joy that it was celebrated with music, dancing and singing all night long.
Every morning of Sukkot at daybreak, a group of Levites and priests went down to the Shiloach stream, which ran south of the Temple Mount, and drew three log (a Talmudic liquid measurement) of fresh water to be poured on the altar after the daily morning sacrifice. Their arrival at the Temple with the water was accompanied by trumpet blasts.1 (For Shabbat, the water was collected before the onset of Shabbat and stored in a golden vessel in the Temple.)
There were two holes in the altar into which liquid was poured. One hole was for the wine that accompanied every sacrifice, and a second, smaller one was reserved for the Sukkot water. The holes were different sizes to allow the wine and water, which have different consistencies, to drain at the same speed.
The nights of Sukkot were spent celebrating this once-a-year offering. The Talmud describes the celebrations of Simchat Beit Hashoevah in detail: Priests kindled fires on great candelabra, lighting up Jerusalem as if it were the middle of the day.2 Throughout the night pious men danced holding torches, scholars juggled and Levites played music while the lay people watched with excitement. The Temple courtyard was specially furnished to accommodate this event, and a balcony was erected for women so they could observe the revelry.
Now this was what was going on around Yehshua when he spoke out about the living waters coming from Him. The seventh day is now ended and the dancing is ongoing into the night.
Joh 7:53 And they each went to his own house.
Joh 8:1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him. And He sat down and taught them.
It is at this time on the Eighth Day Feast that we read about Yehshua being the “Light of the world” and it is these words that many will try to steal and apply to the Feast of Chanukah on the 25th of the 9th month which is totally out of context. This is not the 9th month but it is still the 7th month.
Joh 8:12 Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
So far everything we have been reading in John 7 and 8 has taken place during Sukkot and the eighth day. Now as we finish chapter 8 it is still the 8th Day, The last Holy Day. Chapter 9 continues from chapter 8 when Yehshua passed by those who wanted to stone Him. And as He passed by them He sees the blind man. It is still the 8th Day, it is still a Holy Day and He is still in Jerusalem because the blind man went to the Pool of Siloam to wash his eyes.
Joh 8:58 Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham came into being, I AM! 59 Then they took up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus hid Himself and went forth out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and passed on by.
Joh 9:1 And passing by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?
We read something very important in verse 14.
Joh 9:14 And it was a sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
The word translated Sabbath here is Sabbaton.
G4521 sabbaton sab’-bat-on
Of Hebrew origin [H7676]; the Sabbath (that is, Shabbath), or day of weekly repose from secular avocations (also the observance or institution itself); by extension a se’nnight, that is, the interval between two Sabbaths; likewise the plural in all the above applications: – sabbath (day), week.
Strong’s has it wrong here. Sabbaton is number H7677. Yes, it originates from 7676. But there is a huge difference. 7677 is the word Sabbaton! And Sabbaton is a high Holy Day.
H7677 shabbâthôn shab-baw-thone’
From H7676; a sabbatism or special holiday: – rest, sabbath.
Yehshua healed the blind man on the High Holy Day of the Eighth Day. This is extremely symbolic of the time when It is going to be the 8th Millennium and the blind will finally understand the workings of Yehovah and all that He has done.
We read of the events with this blind man for the rest of Chapter 9 and ongoing into chapter 10. And this conversation goes on between Yehshua and the Pharisees right up until verse 18.
Then John tells us the results of these conversations because of the healing of the blind man right up until the verse when John then states Yehshua was walking in the porch of Solomons Temple. This is a continuation of the things that had just happened during the Feast of Tabernacles also called the Feast of Dedication.
Joh 10:22 And the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s Porch. 24 Then the Jews encircled Him and said to Him, How long do you make us doubt? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly. 25 Jesus answered them, I told you and you did not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me.
The Feast of Tabernacles, the Feast of Dedication as it was also called, was now over and it was the day after when people begin to go back to their homes. It was at this time after the Feast of Dedication was over that the Jews surrounded Yehshua and they continued with the same conversation they had been having during the Feast.
This false notion that this is referring to Chanukah on the 25th of the 9th month is so untrue it is sickening – to know so many have taken John 10:22 and twisted it and misapplied it as they now do – all in order to justify themselves to keep something that was invented by the Pharisees in the Talmud. Something that resembled Christmas but something they could say was not Christmas. Those things in the Talmud were not written down until after 200 C.E., long after the Temple had been destroyed in 70 C.E.
The keeping of what is known today as Chanukah (Chanukah in Hebrew is “Dedication”) and justifying it because of John 10:22 is false, as you have just read. Yehshua was not keeping Chanukah on the 25th of the 9th month! He had just finished keeping the Feast of Dedication, The Feast of Tabernacles which is one of the Hags we are commanded to go up to Jerusalem and observe.
Let me give you something else to consider.
Exo 16:4 Then Jehovah said to Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from the heavens for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain amount every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My Law or not. 5 And on the sixth day it shall happen, they shall prepare what they bring in. And it shall be twice as much as they gather day by day.
The giving of the manna was a way for Yehovah to test the people of Israel and see if they would OBEY Him.
Exo 16:22 And it happened, on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one. And all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. 23 And he said to them, This is that which Jehovah has said, Tomorrow is the rest of the holy sabbath to Jehovah. Bake what you will bake today, and boil what you will boil. And that which remains over, lay up for you to be kept until the morning. 24 And they laid it up until the morning, as Moses said. And it did not stink, neither was there any worm in it. 25 And Moses said, Eat that today. For today is a sabbath to Jehovah. Today you shall not find it in the field. 26 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the sabbath, in it there shall be none. 27 And it happened some of the people went out on the seventh day in order to gather. And they did not find any. 28 And Jehovah said to Moses, How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My Laws? 29 See, because Jehovah has given you the sabbath, therefore He gives you the bread of two days on the sixth day. Each one stay in his place. Let not any one go out of his place on the seventh day. 30 So the people rested on the seventh day.
By providing manna on six days of the week but not the seventh, Yehovah was testing His people. But how was He testing them? As noted in verse 4, Yehovah was learning “whether they will walk in My law or not.” Would they choose Yehovah’s way, or their own way? Some immediately failed the test (verses 27-29).
The people were not working on the Sabbath, because there was no manna to be picked up. What they did was not obey Yehovah and believe Him. Yehovah asked them:
How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My Laws?
Week after week for 40 years Yehovah tested the people to see if they would obey Him or not.
Deu 8:2 And you shall remember all the way which Jehovah your God led you these forty years in the wilderness in order to humble you, to prove you, to know what is in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
Deu 8:15 He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground, where there was no water, who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint, 16 who fed you in the wilderness with manna which your fathers did not know, so that He might humble you and so that He might prove you, to do you good in your latter end, 17 and so that you might not say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth. 18 But you shall remember Jehovah your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, so that He may confirm His covenant which He has sworn to your fathers, as it is today.
Here we are now in the Last Days and Yehovah has poured out His Holy Spirit on each one of you. He again sets His Sabbaths before you as a sign between you and Him, to see if you will obey Him or not. If we are to keep His Torah, then we will LIVE in it.
Eze 20:10 And I caused them to go out from the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness. 11 And I gave them My statutes and showed them My judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them. 12 And also I gave them My sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am Jehovah who sets them apart. 13 But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness; they did not walk in My statutes, and they despised My judgments, which if a man does, he shall even live in them. And they greatly profaned My Sabbaths. And I said, I will pour out My fury on them in the wilderness to destroy them.
But many of you presume to be smarter than Yehovah. You have developed whole theologies about Chanukah and Yehshua. Yehovah has given you His Sabbaths and all of them are found in Leviticus 23: the weekly Sabbath and the Holy Days. Yes, you say “we keep these,” but then some of you refuse to keep the Sabbatical Year and you justify not doing so, and then you also justify adding other holidays to the ones in Lev 23.
We are in the very last days and Yehovah is TESTING you now to see if you will obey Him or not.
Deu 4:2 You shall not add to the Word which I command you, neither shall you take away from it, so that you may keep the commands of Jehovah your God which I command you.
Deu 12:32 All the things I command you, be careful to do it. You shall not add to it, nor take away from it.
Rev 22:18 For I testify together to everyone who hears the Words of the prophecy of this Book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add on him the plagues that have been written in this Book.
When you add other holidays to those in Lev 23 you are endangering yourself and your family to the curses of Lev 26. Look again at what Ezekiel says:
And they greatly profaned My Sabbaths. And I said, I will pour out My fury on them in the wilderness to destroy them.
It is my strong opinion that Yehovah allowed John to state that it was the “Dedication” and “winter” in order that Yehovah could test you in these last days as to whether or not you would profane His Sabbath by adding to it other holidays. He is proving those who are to be Kings and Priests in the Kingdom. King David will rule over them during the Millennium and King David has never heard of the “Chanukah” festival, nor Purim for that matter.
Psa 26:2 Examine me, O Jehovah, and prove me; purify my heart and my mind.
Prove your love to Yehovah and keep only what He has said to keep in Lev 23 and Lev 25. Do not add to it.
Now read of the real Dedication which Solomon did and the one Yehshua was keeping a memorial to. This is when the REAL LIGHT came and filled the Temple, not some impostor light on a candle.
1Ki 8:1 And Solomon gathered the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the sons of Israel, to King Solomon in Jerusalem, so that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of Jehovah out of the city of David, which is Zion. 2 And all the men of Israel were gathered to King Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month. 3 And all the elders of Israel came in, and the priests took up the ark. 4 And they brought up the ark of Jehovah, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels which were in the tabernacle; even those the priests and the Levites brought up. 5 And King Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel who had assembled to him, were with him before the ark sacrificing sheep and oxen which could not be counted nor numbered for multitude. 6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Jehovah into its place, into the holy place of the house, into the Holy of Holies, under the wings of the cherubs. 7 For the cherubs spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark. And the cherubs covered the ark and the staves of it above. 8 And they drew out the staves, so that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place, in front of the Holy of Holies. And they were not seen outside. And there they are until today. 9 There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when Jehovah made a covenant with the sons of Israel when they came out of the land of Egypt. 10 And it happened when the priests had come out of the Holy of Holies, the cloud filled the house of Jehovah. 11 And the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of Jehovah had filled the house of Jehovah. 12 And Solomon said, Jehovah said that He would dwell in the thick darkness. 13 I have surely built a house of loftiness for You, a settled place for You to abide in forever. 14 And the king turned his face around and blessed all the congregation of Israel. And all the congregation of Israel stood. 15 And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to David my father, and has fulfilled it by His hand, saying, 16 From the day that I brought forth My people Israel out of Egypt, I did not choose any city out of all the tribes of Israel to build a house, so that My name might be in it. But I chose David to be over My people Israel. 17 And it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the name of Jehovah, the God of Israel. 18 And Jehovah said to my father David, Because it was in your heart to build a house to My name, you did well that it was in your heart. 19 Only, you shall not build the house, but your son who shall come out of your loins, he shall build the house to My name. 20 And Jehovah has performed His Word which He spoke, and I have risen up instead of my father David. And I sit on the throne of Israel, as Jehovah promised. And I have built a house for the name of Jehovah, the God of Israel. 21 And I have set there a place for the ark, in which is the covenant of Jehovah which He made with our fathers when He brought them out of the land of Egypt. 22 And Solomon stood before the altar of Jehovah in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward the heavens. 23 And he said, Jehovah, the God of Israel, there is no God like You, in Heaven above or on earth beneath, who keeps covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their heart, 24 who have kept with Your servant David my father what You promised him. You also spoke with Your mouth, and have fulfilled with Your hand, as it is today. 25 And now, Jehovah, the God of Israel, keep with Your servant David, my father, what You promised him, saying, There shall not be cut off from you a man in My sight to sit on the throne of Israel– if your sons take heed to their way so that they walk before Me as you have walked before Me. 26 And now, O God of Israel, I pray You, let Your Word be proved to be true, the Word which You spoke to Your servant David my father. 27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heavens and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this house which I have built? 28 Yet, O, Jehovah my God, You have turned toward the prayer of Your servant and to his request, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which Your servant prays before You today; 29 for Your eyes to be open toward this house night and day, toward the place of which You have said, My name shall be there; to listen to the prayer which Your servant shall pray toward this place. 30 And You shall listen to the cry of Your servant, and of Your people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place, and hear in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and when You hear, forgive! 31 If any man sins against his neighbor, and if an oath is laid on him to cause him to swear, and if the oath comes before Your altar in this house, 32 then hear in Heaven, and do, and judge Your servants, to declare the wicked to be wicked, to bring his way on his head, and to declare the righteous to be righteous, to give him according to his righteousness. 33 When Your people Israel are crushed before the enemy because they have sinned against You, and shall turn again to You and confess Your name, and pray, and cry to You in this house, 34 then hear in Heaven and forgive the sin of Your people Israel, and bring them again into the land which You gave to their fathers. 35 When the heavens are restrained, and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, if they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin when You afflict them, 36 then hear in Heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants, and of Your people Israel, for You shall teach them the good way in which they should walk, and give rain on Your land which You have given to Your people for an inheritance. 37 If there is famine in the land, if there is plague, blasting, mildew, locusts; if there are stripping locusts; if their enemy encircles them in the land of their cities, whatever plague, whatever sickness, 38 any prayer, any supplication from any man of all Your people Israel, who shall each know the plague of his own heart, and shall spread forth his hands toward this house, 39 then hear in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to all his ways, whose heart You know. For You, You only, know the hearts of all the sons of Adam. 40 Do this so that they may fear You all the days that they live in the land which You have given to our fathers. 41 And concerning a stranger who is not of Your people Israel, but who comes out of a far country for Your name’s sake; 42 for they shall hear of Your great name and of Your strong hand and of Your stretched-out arm; and if he shall come and pray toward this house, 43 hear in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and do according to all that the stranger calls to You for, so that all the peoples of the earth may know Your name, to fear You, as Your people Israel do, and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by Your name. 44 If Your people go out to battle against their enemy, wherever You shall send them, and shall pray to Jehovah toward the city which You have chosen, and the house that I have built for Your name, 45 then hear in Heaven their prayer and their cry, and maintain their cause. 46 If they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin), and if You are angry with them, and have delivered them up before the enemy, and they have been led away captive to the land of the enemy, far or near, 47 yet if they shall think within themselves in the land where they are carried captives, and repent, and pray to You in the land of their captors saying, We have sinned and have done perversely, we have done wickedly, 48 and so return to You with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies who led them away captive, and if they pray to You toward their land which You gave to their fathers, to the city which You have chosen, and the house which I have built for Your name, 49 then hear their prayer and their cry in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and maintain their cause, 50 and forgive Your people who have sinned against You, even all their sins which they have done against You, and give them pity before their captors, so that they may have pity on them. 51 For they are Your people, and Your inheritance, which You brought out of Egypt, from the middle of the furnace of iron, 52 for Your eyes shall be open to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your people Israel, to listen to them in all that they call for to You. 53 For You have separated them from among all the people of the earth to be Your inheritance, as You spoke by the hand of Moses Your servant, when You brought our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord Jehovah. 54 And it happened as Solomon finished praying all this prayer and petition to Jehovah, he rose from before the altar of Jehovah, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven. 55 And he stood and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying, 56 Blessed be Jehovah, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise which He promised by the hand of Moses His servant. 57 May Jehovah our God be with us as He was with our fathers. Let Him not leave us nor forsake us, 58 to incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments which He commanded our fathers. 59 And let these my words, with which I have prayed before Jehovah, be near Jehovah our God day and night, so that He may maintain the cause of His servant, and the cause of His people Israel of each day in its day, 60 for all the people of the earth know that Jehovah is God; there is no other. 61 And let your heart be perfect with Jehovah our God, to walk in His statutes, and to keep His commandments, as at this day. 62 And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before Jehovah. 63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered to Jehovah, twenty-two thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the sons of Israel dedicated the house of Jehovah. 64 On that day the king sanctified the middle of the court before the house of Jehovah. For there he had offered the burnt offering, and the food offering, and the fat of the peace offerings; because the bronze altar before Jehovah was too small to contain the burnt offering, and the food offering, and the fat of the peace offerings. 65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath to the river of Egypt, before Jehovah our God, seven days and seven days, fourteen days. 66 On the eighth day he sent the people away. And they blessed the king and went to their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the good that Jehovah had done for David His servant, and for Israel His people.
Let us now find a second witness and there is another one that states that this was, in fact, the Dedication.
2Ch 7:1 And when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from Heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices. And the glory of Jehovah filled the house. 2 And the priests could not enter into the house of Jehovah because the glory of Jehovah had filled Jehovah’s house. 3 And when all the sons of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of Jehovah on the house, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised Jehovah, saying, For He is good, for His mercy endures forever. 4 And the king and all the people offered sacrifices before Jehovah. 5 And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. And the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. 6 And the priests waited on their offices, and the Levites with instruments of music of Jehovah, which David the king had made to praise Jehovah, because His mercy endures forever, when David praised by their ministry. And the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood. 7 And Solomon made the middle of the court before the house of Jehovah holy. For there he offered burnt offerings and the fat of the peace offerings, because the bronze altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offerings, and the food offerings, and the fat. 8 And at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath to the river of Egypt. 9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly. For they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days. 10 And on the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that Jehovah had shown to David, and to Solomon, and to Israel His people. 11 So Solomon finished the house of Jehovah, and the king’s house. And all that came into Solomon’s heart to make in the house of Jehovah, and in his own house, he did with success. 12 And Jehovah appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him, I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place to Myself for a house of sacrifice. 13 If I shut up the heavens, and there is no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send a plague among My people; 14 if My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15 Now My eyes shall be open, and My ears shall be open to the prayer of this place. 16 For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, so that My name may be there forever. And My eyes and My heart shall be there forever.
Brethren, when is the 23rd day of the 7th month? The 15th day is the Feast of Tabernacles and you are to keep it for 7 days. That then brings you to the 21st day of the 7th month. The 22nd day of the 7th month is the Eighth Day Feast otherwise known as the Feast of Dedication which you all have just read twice. It was the day after that Solomon sent the people home on the 23rd day of the 7th month.
Now let us read where this false teaching of keeping the Feast of Dedication on the ninth month begins and how it got twisted. It is this false teaching that has become dominant, taking away the glory of the Eighth Day to the point where now no one knows what an awesome day this was in Solomon’s day and just how great this is in revealing the plan of Salvation through the holy days.
The Talmud (/?t??lm?d, -m?d, ?tæl-/; Hebrew: ?????????? talm?d “instruction, learning”, from a root lmd “teach, study”) is a central text of Rabbinic Judaism. It is also traditionally referred to as Shas (????), a Hebrew abbreviation of shisha sedarim, the “six orders”. The Talmud has two components. The first part is the Mishnah (Hebrew: ????, c. 200 CE), the written compendium of Judaism’s Oral Torah (Torah meaning “Instruction”, “Teaching” in Hebrew). The second part is the Gemara (c. 500 CE), an elucidation of the Mishnah and related Tannaitic writings that often ventures onto other subjects and expounds broadly on the Jewish Bible. The terms Talmud and Gemara are often used interchangeably, though strictly speaking that is not accurate.
The whole Talmud consists of 63 tractates, and in standard print is over 6,200 pages long. It is written in Tannaitic Hebrew and Aramaic. The Talmud contains the teachings and opinions of thousands of rabbis on a variety of subjects, including Halakha (law), Jewish ethics, philosophy, customs, history, lore and many other topics. The Talmud is the basis for all codes of Jewish law and is much quoted in rabbinic literature.
Originally, Jewish scholarship was oral. Rabbis expounded and debated the Torah (the written Torah expressed in the Jewish Bible) and discussed the Tanakh without the benefit of written works (other than the Biblical books themselves), though some may have made private notes (megillot setarim), for example of court decisions. However, this situation changed drastically, mainly as the result of the destruction of the Jewish commonwealth and the Second Temple in the year 70 CE and the consequent upheaval of Jewish social and legal norms. As the Rabbis were required to face a new reality—mainly Judaism without a Temple (to serve as the center of teaching and study) and Judea without at least partial autonomy—there was a flurry of legal discourse and the old system of oral scholarship could not be maintained. It is during this period that Rabbinic discourse began to be recorded in writing. The earliest recorded oral Torah may have been of the midrashic form, in which halakhic discussion is structured as exegetical commentary on the Pentateuch. But an alternative form, organized by subject matter instead of by biblical verse, became dominant about the year 200 CE, when Rabbi Judah haNasi redacted the Mishnah.
The Oral Torah was far from monolithic; rather, it varied among various schools. The most famous two were the School of Shammai and the School of Hillel. In general, all valid opinions, even the non-normative ones, were recorded in the Talmud.
As you can see the Talmud was not written down until after 200 C.E. That is over 170 years after Yehshua was killed. Now lets read what the Talmud does say about the keeping of Chanukah.
Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbat, page 21b
Our Rabbis taught: The commandment of Chanukah requires one light per household; the zealous kindle a light for each member of the household; and the extremely zealous — Beit Shammai maintain: On the first day eight lights are lit and thereafter they are gradually reduced [by one each day]; but Beit Hillel say: On the first day one is lit and thereafter they are progressively increased. Ulla said: In the West [Eretz Yisrael] two amoraim, R. Jose b. Abin and R. Jose b. Zebida, differ concerning this: one maintains, the reasoning of Beit Shammai is that it should correspond to the days still to come, and that of Beit Hillel is that it shall correspond to the days that are gone. But another maintains: Beit Shammai’s reason is that it shall correspond to the bullocks of the Festival [of Tabernacles; i.e. Sukkot], while Beit Hillel’s reason is that we increase in matters of sanctity but do not reduce.
Rabbah b. Bar Hana said: There are two old men in Sidon: one did as Beth Shammai and the other as Beth Hillel: the former gave the reason of his action that it should correspond to the bullocks of the Festival, while the latter stated his reason because we promote in [matters of] sanctity but do not reduce.
Our Rabbis taught: It is incumbent to place the Chanukah lamp by the door of one’s house on the outside; if one dwells in an upper chamber, place it at the window nearest the street. But in times of danger it is sufficient to place it on the table. Raba said: Another lamp is required for its light to be used, yet if there is a blazing fire it is unnecessary. But in the case of an important person, even if there is a blazing fire another lamp is required.
What is the reason for Chanukah? For our Rabbis taught: On the 25th of Kislev begin the days of Chanukah, which are eight, during which lamentation for the dead and fasting are forbidden. For when the Greeks entered the Temple, they defiled all the oils in it, and when the Hasmonean dynasty prevailed against and defeated them, they [the Hasmoneans] searched and found only one cruse of oil which possessed the seal of the High Priest, but which contained sufficient oil for only one day’s lighting; yet a miracle occurred there and they lit [the lamp] for eight days. The following year these days were appointed a Festival with the recitation of Hallel and thanksgiving.
Right there in plain sight is the lie that this light stayed lit for 8 days. Now compare this to what it actually says in Maccabees. The miracle of Chanukah never took place. It is made up, starting in the Talmud.
[The Second Book of Maccabees 1:1-9 and 10:1-8]
The Jewish brethren in Jerusalem and those in the land of Judea, to their Jewish brethren in Egypt: Greeting and good peace.
May God do good to you, and may God remember his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, his faithful servants. May he give you all a heart to worship him and to do his will with a strong heart and a willing spirit. May he open your heart to his law and his commandments, and may he bring peace. May he hear your prayers and be reconciled to you, and may he not forsake you in time of evil. We are now praying for you here.
In the reign of Demetrius, in the 169th year, we Jews wrote to you in the critical distress which came upon us in those years after Jason and his company revolted from the holy land and the kingdom and burned the gate and shed innocent blood. We besought the Lord and we were heard, we offered sacrifice and cereal offering and we lit the lamps and we set out the loaves. Now see that you keep the Feast of Booths in the month of Kislev, in the 188th year…
Notice that 2nd Maccabees is telling them to keep the Feast of Booths or the Feast of Sukkot in the month of Kislev. Kislev it the 9th month. They are telling them to keep the Feast of Sukkot in the 9th month. This included the lighting of the huge Menorahs that were lit during Sukkot.
Now Maccabeus and his followers, the Lord leading them on, recovered the Temple and the city and they tore down the altars which had been built in the public square by the foreigners, and also destroyed the sacred precincts. They purified the sanctuary and made another altar of sacrifice. Then striking fire out of flint, they offered sacrifices, after a lapse of two years, and they burned incense and lit lamps and set out the bread of the Presence. When they had done this, they fell prostrate and besought the Lord that they might never again fall into such misfortunes, but that if they should ever sin, they might be disciplined by him with forbearance and not be handed over to blasphemous and barbarous nations. It happened that on the same day on which the sanctuary had been profaned by the foreigners, the purification of the sanctuary took place, that is, on the 25th day of Kislev. They celebrated it for eight days with rejoicing, in the manner of the Feast of Booths, remembering how not long before, during the Feast of Booths, they had been wandering in the mountains and caves like wild animals. Therefore bearing ivy-wreathed wands and beautiful branches and also fronds of palm, they offered hymns of thanksgiving to him who had given success to the purifying of his own holy place. They decreed by public ordinance and vote that the whole nation of the Jews should observe these days every year.
At Passover, we read about the Israelites leaving Egypt on the 15th day after the Death angel passed over over their home that same night. We also then see how the lamb on the 14th of this first month represented Yehshua who would be also killed on the 14th day.
The 7th day of Unleavened Bread when we are to be putting sin out of our lives is then depicted in the destruction of Pharaoh’s army in the Red Sea.
The Feast of Shavuot or Pentecost is shown to us when the Law, the Ten Commandments is given at Mount Sinai. It is also shown to us in the giving of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles.
The Feast of Yom Teruah is the birthday of Yehshua. It is also representative of the day He comes in Fury to destroy and judge those nations who have destroyed and held captive the remnant of Israel.
The Day of Atonement represents the day when Sin is finally put away. It is the day Satan is locked up for a thousand years.
The Feast of Sukkot represents the thousand years of peace on this earth when King David rules over us. It also represents the wedding party leading up to the wedding of the Bride, Israel to the Groom Yehovah.
The Eighth Day is the culmination of all the other Holy Days. It comes at the end of the 7 days of Sukkot representing the 7 millennium of men and our day of rest. The Eighth day is the actual wedding night. This is why we are to be rejoicing and we are commanded to be joyful. It is right after the Great White Throne judgement is completed in the 8th Millennium.
What the Feast of Dedication is showing us in Solomon’s day is that Yehovah seeks to dwell with men here on this earth. That is why the Temple was filled with His glory at that time on THAT DAY. It represents the time in the future in the Eighth Millennium when Yehovah will finally dwell with us here on this earth.
This is a Great Day. It is the Greatest of all the Feasts. Yehovah wants to dwell with us on this earth. You are not going to Heaven. No Yehovah wants to live with us here on this earth.
When you keep the false teaching of Chanukah in the 9th month you miss all of this. You lead people astray even by keeping it because others are watching you to learn. You are in fact doing Satan’s work of deception taking the glory of the Feast of Dedication on the Eighth Day away from the end of Sukkot and placing it at a time that everyone knows represents the time when Nimrod who represents Satan, was born at the Winter Solstice of December 25. Kislev 25 many times arrives just before December 25 the birthday of Nimrod.
You are giving glory to the great enlightener of mankind. Ouranous who is Cush, the one who led the rebellion away from Yehovah which Nimrod followed through with.
We have told you many times now how Satan represents himself as an angel of light. A false light pretending to be god. He did the exact same thing to Eve in the garden.
2Co 11:13 For such ones are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 Did not even Satan marvelously transform himself into an angel of light? 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which Jehovah God had made. And he said to the woman, Is it so that God has said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
The word serpent is Nachahs and it means shining one or bronze one as well as a serpent. Satan is the false light and is deceiving many to worship him at Chanukah and Christmas.
The lighting of the 8 stick Menorah or the 9 stick one is also an abomination. Yehovah commanded Israel to make a 7 stick menorah; 7, not 8 or 9.
So what does this extra light have to do with anything? Again it is Satan’s deception at being god.
You have read about the lighting of the large Menorahs during Sukkot. They represent the time when Yehovah is going to dwell with men on earth. They were so bright that the whole of Jerusalem was as if daytime. Now read in Revelation when Yehovah does come to dwell with us on this earth.
Rev 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. And there will be no more death, nor mourning, nor crying out, nor will there be any more pain; for the first things passed away. 5 And He sitting on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said to me, Write, for these words are true and faithful. 6 And He said to me, It is done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who thirsts I will give of the fountain of the Water of Life freely. 7 He who overcomes will inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son.
Rev 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls. Respectively, each one of the gates was one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, as transparent glass. 22 And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty is its temple, even the Lamb. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they might shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 And the nations of those who are saved will walk in the light of it; and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. 25 And its gates may not be shut at all by day, for there shall be no night there.
Rev 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of Water of Life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of its street, and of the river, from here and from there, was the Tree of Life, which bore twelve fruits, each yielding its fruit according to one month. And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And every curse will no longer be; but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His servants will serve Him. 4 And they will see His face, and His name will be in their foreheads. 5 And there will be no night there. And they need no lamp, or light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light. And they will reign forever and ever. 6 And he said to me, These sayings are faithful and true. And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show to His servants the things which must shortly be done. 7 Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the Words of the prophecy of this Book.
All the symbolism which Yehshua spoke of at this time is found in Revelation. The rivers of living waters, which flow from beneath the throne of Yehovah. The lights from the glory of Yehovah will shine forth so brilliantly that there will, now pay close attention, that there will be no Temple. Read again Rev 21:22.
This lighting of extra candles for Chanukah, this lighting of candles on Shabbat and for the dead comes from where then? Read our article on this false practice at this link.
Do you want to keep a false teaching that leads you away from Yehovah and His awesome truths, or do you want to keep the real deal and learn of the glorious and awesome teachings Yehovah has in store for you? Once again read Revelation.
Rev 22:12 And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to each according as his work is. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the First and the Last. 14 Blessed are they who do His commandments, that their authority will be over the Tree of Life, and they may enter in by the gates into the city. 15 But outside are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and makes a lie.
Only those WHO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS will have AUTHORITY over the Tree of Life. Think about this statement. Only those who keep the commandments will be able to enter through the Pearly Gates. Only those who keep the commandments.
Outside are those who love and make a lie. The Feast of Chanukah is a lie. The Feast of Christmas is a lie. Hallowe’en is another lie. What are you going to do from now on? There are Holy Days told to you from Yehovah in Lev 23 that you are to keep. It is time you learned them all and began to keep them. Do not add anything else to them. Only those who keep them will be in the Kingdom with Yehovah. Only those who do and keep and guard the commandments. Will we find your name in that book of life?