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News Letter 5855-024

The 3rd Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle

The 24th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle

The 15th day of the 6th month 5855 years after the creation of Adam

The 6th Month in the Third year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle

The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle

The Third Year Tithe for the Widows and Orphans and Levites

The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence

August 17, 2019

Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,

The Feast Dates

Are you watching? Are you counting?

Mat 24:36  “But concerning that day and the hour no one knows, not even the messengers of the heavens, but My Father only.h Footnote: h Mar 13:32

Mat 24:37  “And as the days of Noa?, so also shall the coming of the Son of A?am be. “For as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noa? entered into the ark, Gen 7:7. and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also shall the coming of the Son of A?am be. “Then twoi shall be in the field, the one is taken and the one is left. Footnote: iA masculine plural can refer to either gender; feminine plural refers to females only. “Two womeni shall be grinding at the mill, one is taken and one is left. Footnote: iA masculine plural can refer to either gender; feminine plural refers to females only.

Mat 24:42  “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Master is coming. “And know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. “Because of this, be ready too, for the Son of A?am is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him.

Mat 24:45  “Who then is a trustworthy and wise servant, whom his master set over his household, to give them food in season? “Blessed is that servant whom his master, having come, shall find so doing. “Truly, I say to you that he shall set him over all his possessions.

Mat 24:48  “But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant shall come on a day when he does not expect it, and at an hour he does not know, and shall cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Psa 90:11  Who knows the power of Your displeasure? And your wrath, according to the fear of You? Teach us to number our days, And let us bring the heart to wisdom. Return, O ????! How long? And be sorry for Your servants.

We have explained this Hebrewism in great detail in our latest book “It Was A Riddle Not a Command!” and we do hope you all have read it by now. If not, then what are you waiting for? Get the e-book now. Sorry I have not got the printed one done yet.

So are you watching? Are you numbering the days? In just two weeks time after the Sabbath we all will be out looking for the crescent moon to appear. We will be waiting for the announcement from Jerusalem. So for those in the far east they will be keeping the Feast of Trumpets in expectation of this announcement. For those of us in the west we will hear the announcement about midday our time from Jerusalem. And I will announce it on the Sabbath as soon as I know it is confirmed.

Here is the calendar for the 7th month from Torah Calendar.

We have all the Holy Day dates on our Feast Day post on the main page for you to click on and know when each Holy Day is going to come. If the moon is not seen after Sabbath then each of the Holy Days will be moved by one day. Right now they all land on the weekend except Atonement.

In the exact same way that a baby is born, that is how you know you have come to full term. You want this child OUT OF YOU, and you are ready to give birth but you do not know when the contractions will begin. You do not know the day or the hour. Yehovah only does things on the Holy Days. Every major event was and will be done on a Holy Day and you need to be watching for them at the proper time in order not to miss them or be left behind. Especially now at this end time.

Yehshua was not born in the cold of winter. He was born on the Day of Shouting, the Day of The Feast of Trumpets Sept 11, 3 BC between 6 PM and 7:30 PM. That was the exact same time the moon could have been seen before it set to begin the 7th month that year. Our Messiah was born on this day and it is a GREAT DAY TO SHOUT IT OUT!

The Jews do not know what this day represents. We have shown you this before. So help them to know what happened on this day and why it is so important to know. You will understand after reading the rest of this News Letter.

Do You See What is Happening? Or Do You Choose To Remain Ignorant?

This past week while at work I often listen to the radio. Below are two of my favourite shows that I try to listen to each day. They come on at lunch time and right after lunch so I tune in. The following two shows were very troubling to me. They show me the noose being tightened. Many people said of the Jews before the war began why they did not leave Germany. Hindsight is always 20/20. But today right in front of you we have the same things happening on a worldwide scale.

But do you or does anyone see it? Will you get out before the trap is sprung? Or like the Jews in Germany before The Final Solution was implemented, will you also reason yourself into staying by denying what you already know to be true, but just can’t believe it is actually happening.

Let me prelude the next two articles with the two videos from the Censorship Judiciary Hearing by Senator Ted Cruz. But before this, here is a report that just came in as I was writing this article.

Twitter locks out McConnell’s campaign for posting video of calls for violence at his home.

Twitter locked accounts belonging to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign and several prominent conservatives Monday, after they posted videos of left-wing protesters gathered outside McConnell’s Kentucky home — with one demonstrator calling for someone to stab McConnell “in the heart” and for McConnell to break his “raggedy” neck.

The episode prompted the McConnell campaign, known as “Team Mitch,” to slam Twitter for political bias, saying the social media platform had effectively blamed the victim. Meanwhile, observers noted, Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro remains active on Twitter, even after he posted the names of San Antonio residents who donated to Trump.

“This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell,” McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden said in a statement. “This is the problem with the speech police in America today.”

Brethren there is a very serious and dangerous thing taking place all around us right now.  Freedom of Speech is being removed from us and nothing is being done. Now watch the two videos from the Judiciary Committee.

Jay Sekulow on Monday had this announcement that they talked about on their show. Tell me this is not the same as Kristallnacht. Do not forget that Europe just imported over 1 Million Muslim immigrants and the UN body has 57 Muslim nations who are voting as a block on most issues against the state of Israel.

The far left is surging and soon the Christian Conservative is going to be prevented from speaking and then from doing business and then…..!

In an extremely troubling move, Europe is poised to force warning labels on Jewish made products sold within Europe.

Today on the broadcast, we discussed a decision out of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that, if upheld, would mandate that Jewish and Israeli products coming out of “settlements” and “Israeli colonies” have warning labels placed on them for coming from so-called disputed areas.

According to reports:

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice recently issued non-binding opinion arguing that EU law requires Israeli-made products to be labeled as coming from “settlements” and “Israeli colonies.”
The decision will go before a 15 judge panel of the ECJ and if they find the Advocate General is correct, it will become mandatory for Jewish made products to have warning labels placed on them in the European Union (EU.)

This is chillingly reminiscent of Holocaust-era boycotts against Jews.

Of course it would be a big win for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

This is all part of the anti-Semitic BDS movement that we’ve been combatting on multiple fronts. The ACLJ is fighting here at home, our European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) is fighting in Europe, and our ACLJ Jerusalem office is fighting internationally.

This I what BDS is all about. The BDS movement is dedicated to the ultimate destruction of the State of Israel. BDS target colleges, communities, businesses, and prominent institutions with its anti-Semitic rhetoric. Step one is to delegitimize the state of Israel. And that’s what this effort is all about.

This is a dangerous and outrageous move. Israel continues to fend off attacks from Palestinian terrorists, and yet it’s somehow labeled the aggressor. Other nations like Iran and Syria continue to oppress their own people and no action is taken.

Putting warning labels on Israeli products continues that distortion. It’s all part of making incremental gains in a bigger campaign to delegitimize and destabilize the State of Israel.

It’s a three step process. First you put labels on products from disputed Israeli territories. Then you put them on ALL Israeli products. Finally, you just boycott Israeli products altogether in the European Union.

It’s blatant anti-Semitism.

We also shared an update in our ongoing fight for life. The Tennessee state legislature is conducting a summer study and considering an amendment that would ban abortion not only when a heartbeat is detected, but when Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is detected generally less than two weeks after conception. ACLJ Senior Counsel CeCe Heil was in studio with me to discuss the study. CeCe is submitting testimony to the Tennessee legislature in support of this critical pro-life bill.

You can listen to the full episode here

Dr. James Dobson had on his show Dennis Prager and what they were talking about is shocking. We know about it but we have not understood just how bad it is. Maybe it was just me that was naive. So let me share this with you in case you are too. We are in so much trouble.

Historically, colleges and universities were places dedicated to open dialogue and a free exchange of ideas. Sadly, intolerance and censorship toward conservatism is on the rise. On this special broadcast, Dr. Dobson talks with popular radio host Dennis Prager about his new documentary No Safe Spaces. Hear how free speech is under attack on campuses across the nation.

Dr. Dobson: Well, this is James Dobson, and you’re listening to Family Talk, which is a production of our parent organization, James Dobson Family Institute. Thank you for joining us for this broadcast, because we’re going to do something that I think is very unique, and I can’t wait to see it unfold.

My staff and I are in the conference room here at James Dobson Family Institute, and we have just watched a portion of a new documentary video that is titled No Safe Spaces. We’re going to be talking about that and other things here with my guest, Dennis Prager. He has insisted that I call him Dennis. I find it difficult to do because I have such respect for this man. I’m delighted to have you here. Would everybody welcome this man?

Dennis Prager: Thank you so much.

Dr. Dobson: Dennis has been here today doing his own program upstairs in our studio. He’s heard all across the country on the Salem Radio Network. How many stations are you on, Dennis?

Dennis Prager: Between two and 300. I try to always understate, maybe it’s 400. A lot. That’s all I know.

Dr. Dobson: And they’re big stations. And there’s one of them here in Colorado Springs.

Dennis Prager: That’s right.

Dr. Dobson: And I listen to you regularly. It’s not possible for me to fully express how much I appreciate you and respect you and admire you. You’ve done wonderful work. You’re an Orthodox Jew. I’m a committed Christian, but we have a lot in common. There’s a lot that we take on together in the culture war. I consider you to be a fellow warrior in that conflict. We’re losing it, aren’t we? That’s my impression, anyway.

Dennis Prager: First, let me just say that I would amend your conjunction. You said you’re a committed Christian, and I’m a committed Jew, but we have so much in common. I would drop the “but” and do “and, therefore”. That’s the case. The committed Christian and the committed Jew have far more in common on the great issues of our day. The moral issues. Our views are utterly unison.

We are worried about America, because if America fails, cruelty on earth will increase exponentially. The people who tear down this country don’t love human beings, because if they did, they would understand that the greatest force for good on earth is the United States.

All people need to do is think, what would happen if the American military decided to all go home? They just wanted to go back to friends and family. No more American military. Within six months, how many human beings would be tortured, raped, and murdered on this planet if that happened?

As I’ve often said, if they really gave the Nobel Peace Prize honorably and honestly, it would be given to the U.S. military, the greatest force for peace on earth. You know that, and I know that. We’re fighting for it. Are we losing? We were almost a defeated on Election Day of 2016, and then, incredibly, we got a reprieve. That’s how I look at it.

That’s how bad things were that day. I wrote a book on happiness. I do an hour on happiness every week since 1999. I’m a happy human being, but I was despondent about the chances of our country recuperating from the onslaught of the left, and I always distinguished between the left and liberals in our film, No Safe Spaces. There are so many liberals who agree with us. No leftists agree with us.

Dr. Dobson: Let’s talk about that film. We have just seen it and yeah, I’ve found it deeply disturbing and moving, because it does describe the condition of the university system in this country, and so many other things where we are losing ground, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, the religious liberties that we have enjoyed is all in jeopardy.

And your film describes that graphically. Tell us, or tell the other people who haven’t seen it, what you were getting at, there.

Dennis Prager: Well, first of all, even if it weren’t a terrific film, and I really do believe it is, Adam Corolla, my, so to speak, co-star, I can’t really think of myself as a star. It’s a little odd, but I don’t know what other term to use for. He’s a co-star, but I’m not sure I’m a co-star.

But anyway, even if the film weren’t terrific, people should see it on the moral grounds that we can’t let the Hollywood left dominate the film industry. We need to put out films as well and have people see them and be successful. But it is a terrific film. I have always put terrific ahead of any other consideration in my life. If it isn’t wonderful, I don’t want to be part of it. This is better than I even expected. So, No Safe Spaces-

Dr. Dobson: How’s it going to be distributed? How can people see it?

Dennis Prager: Well, it starts out in one major city, and then it goes from there on.

Dr. Dobson: So, it’ll be in theaters.

Dennis Prager: Oh, it’ll be in theaters all over the country. That is correct.

Dr. Dobson: Yeah.

Dennis Prager: What you said was good. You said it was disturbing and moving. That’s exactly right. By the way, you’ll also laugh, because if Adam Carolla’s in it, you have to laugh. I think he’s the funniest living human being in the English language. So, he calls himself an atheist. I’m a believing in God, deep believing in God. I have a Bible commentary out. I’m on volume three. You could get it at Costco. It’s that popular, I’m proud to say.

Dr. Dobson: You are an authority on the Torah, aren’t you?

Dennis Prager: Well, that I will acknowledge. I don’t know if I’m a star, but I am an authority on the Torah. Yes. That is correct. But listen, as I tell Christians all the time, Jesus didn’t know the New Testament. Jesus only knew the Old Testament. So if you want to know what Jesus knew, then you need to know the Old Testament.

A lot of Christians know that, but a lot of Christians don’t read the Old Testament, thinking, well, it’s just …

Dr. Dobson: Well, he quotes the Old Testament.

Dennis Prager: Of course. Constantly. That’s his frame of reference.

Dr. Dobson: Yeah.

Dennis Prager: That’s exactly right. Love your neighbor as yourself. Love God. That comes from the Torah. God creating the human being in God’s image, that comes from the Torah. It’s all from the Torah. Everything. That is my vehicle to faith in God. And I call it the Rational Bible, because I only use reason. Only reason. An atheist could read my Rational Bible and come away wiser.

That’s my intent, and hopefully even take the idea of God more seriously. Anyway, Adam Corolla called himself an atheist, and here I am, a religious guy. We also have all these values in common. Values is where it’s at, and America was founded with this amazing notion: God wants us to be free. What country in history had that idea? We are losing it.

Prager University, which had a billion views last year, it’s another of my projects. Prager University puts out a video every single week. We have about 350 videos out. Five minute videos. And they come out each week, and there’s a conservative take on politics, on economics, on philosophy, on a whole host of issues by very, very … We’ve had four Pulitzer Prize winners, three former prime ministers. We have very serious people giving these courses.

They’re all knocked by people on the left, but nothing is as knocked as a defense of God or religion. Do you know that Google put the Ten Commandments on the restricted list? That means kids can’t see it in homes that block pornography. My video on the Ten Commandments. And I just testified in Congress on this, in the Senate.

Senator Ted Cruz asked the guy from Google, “I don’t understand. Why would you put Dennis Prager’s video on the Ten Commandments on the restricted list?”

Dr. Dobson: Let me stop you. I have a recording of your statement to the U.S. Senate just recently, and I would like our listeners to hear what you’re talking about.

Dennis Prager: Good. Thank you.

Dr. Dobson: Let’s do that right now.

Dennis Prager: Good.

Senator Ted Cruz: Mr. Prager, we’ll start with you.

Dennis Prager: I will take just a moment, because my opening comment is under five minutes, just to respond on the issue of the Ten Commandments video that was placed on the restricted list by Google. The representative from Google mentioned that a reason that it would be on the restricted list was that it contains mentions of murder.

So I was thinking, I have a solution that will, I think, appeal to Google. I will rerelease it as the Nine Commandments. That should solve the problem of including murder in my discussion of the Ten Commandments. And as regards to the swastika, yes, there is a swastika. It is, again, in the commandment of do not murder, wherein I show that there are people who believe murder is all right even today. And I use the swastika and the hammer and sickle as two examples.

I would think we would want young people to associate the swastika with evil. That was why I had a swastika. It was an honor to be invited to speak in the United States Senate, but I wish I were not so honored, because the subject of this hearing, Google and YouTube’s, and for that matter, Twitter and Facebook’s, suppression of Internet content on ideological grounds, threatens the future of America more than any external enemy.

In fact, never in American history has there been as strong a threat to freedom of speech as there is today. Before addressing this, however, I think it important that you know a bit about me and the organization. I co-founded Prager University, Prager U as it is often referred to. I was born in Brooklyn, New York. My late father, Max Prager, was a CPA and an orthodox Jew who volunteered to serve in the U.S. Navy at the start of World War II.

My father’s senior class thesis at the City College of New York was on antisemitism in America. Yet, despite his keen awareness of the subject, he believed that Jews living in America were the luckiest Jews to have ever lived. He was right. Having taught Jewish history at Brooklyn College, written a book on antisemitism and fought Jew hatred my whole life, I thank God for living in America.

Breaks my heart that a vast number of young Americans have not only not been taught how lucky they are to be Americans, but have been taught either how unlucky they are, or how ashamed they should be. It breaks my heart for them, because contempt for one’s country leaves a terrible hole in one’s soul, and because ungrateful people always become unhappy and angry people. And it breaks my heart for America because no good country can survive when its people have contempt for it.

I have been communicating this appreciation of America for 35 years as a radio talk show host, the last 20 in national syndication with the Salem Radio Network, an organization that is a blessing in American life. One reason I started Prager U was to communicate America’s moral purpose and moral achievements both to young Americans and to young people around the world.

With a billion views a year, and with more than half of the viewers under age 35, Prager U has achieved some success. My philosophy of life is easily summarized: God wants us to be good. Period. God without goodness is fanaticism, and goodness without God will not long endure. Everything I and Prager U do emanates from belief in the importance of being a good person.

That some label us extreme or quote, “haters,” only reflects on the character and the broken moral compass of those making such accusations. They are the haters and extremists. Prager U releases a five minute video every week. Our presenters include three former prime ministers, four Pulitzer Prize winners, liberals, conservatives, gays, blacks, Latinos, atheists, believers, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and professors and scientists from MIT, Harvard, Stanford, and a dozen other universities.

Do you think the secretary general of NATO or the former prime ministers of Norway, Canada, or Spain, or the late Charles Krauthammer, or Phillip Hamburger, distinguished professor of law at Columbia Law School would make a video for an extreme or hate-filled site? The idea is not only preposterous, it is a smear. Yet Google, which owns YouTube, has restricted access to 56 of our 320 five-minute videos, and two other videos we produce.

Restricted means families that have a filter to avoid pornography and violence cannot see that video. It also means that no school or library can show that video. Google has even restricted access to a video on the Ten Commandments, as we have seen. Yes, the Ten Commandments. We have repeatedly asked Google why our videos are restricted. No explanation is ever given.

But of course, we know why. Because they come from a conservative perspective. Liberals and conservatives differ on many issues, but they have always agreed that free speech must be preserved. While the left has never supported free speech, liberals always have. I, therefore, appeal to liberals to join us in fighting on behalf of America’s crowning glory, free speech.

Otherwise, I promise you, one day, you will say, “First they came after conservatives, and I said nothing. And then they came after me, and there was no one left to speak up for me.” Thank you.

Senator Ted Cruz: Thank you, Mr. Prager.

Dr. Dobson: My goodness, that is powerful.

Dennis Prager: Thank you.

Dr. Dobson: What has been the reaction to that short statement?

Dennis Prager: First, liberals often wrote on the comments, because I read comments on YouTube. I’m very curious what people say, who hate me, or love me, or neither. There were quite a few said, “I don’t agree with Dennis Prager on almost anything, but he’s right on this.” That’s fine with me. That’s fine. To disagree with me on everything except freedom, you’re my ally.

And the conservatives, it’s very interesting. Obviously mostly supportive, but there were a couple of pieces in conservative journals saying that all of this is not right, and I was thinking, if a conservative does not acknowledge that a place like Prager University has been suppressed because of ideology, then I don’t know what makes them conservative. There are 320 videos, only 15 are about Israel.

Half of them are on the restricted list. Is that not ideological? Alan Dershowitz, liberal, Hillary Clinton supporting, professor of law at Harvard, puts out a video on the legality of Israel’s founding. It almost sounds like it’ll put you to sleep. The legality of Israel. It’s on the restricted list. Children, libraries, can’t see it. That’s not ideological?

Dr. Dobson: Is that symptomatic of what’s happening in the universities?

Dennis Prager: Yes, totally. Listen, the university, it’s elite, and if the elites have contempt for freedom, then it will … These are trickle down ideas. They go down from the elites to the average person. There are kids who will now think, “Oh, if you’re white, you have white privilege.” They don’t even know what that means. What does it mean, white privilege? Why do white men commit suicide at a greater rate than any other group in the country if they have white privilege?

I guess they didn’t get the message. They probably didn’t go to college. The whole thing is so perverse that Ben Shapiro needed $600,000 in security to speak at Berkeley. That’s vile. The guy’s an Orthodox Jew saying how much he loves America. He’s not even the biggest Trump fan. That’s the irony of ironies. He supports the president, but he’s very critical, and he was, in the beginning, he was quite opposed.

So, when I went to Berkeley, as you can see in the film, I said, “Hey, listen, I have an idea. Since I believe in clarity over agreement, that’s a motto of my radio show, I’ll just have a dialogue debate with their best leftist students.” Okay, so that way, there were no riots. There was no screaming. They heard everything, and let me tell you how it ended. It’s very interesting.

I asked them if they think people are basically good, which is the dividing line between wisdom and idiocy. Because you’re an idiot if you think people are basically good. I’m sorry. I know it’s insulting. It’s meant to be an insult. You are a fool. No one over five should believe human nature is good.

Dr. Dobson: If they’re basically good, show me a society where that’s played itself out.

Dennis Prager: There is no system of wisdom that has ever argued that. It is a brand new idea in human history, and it has led to unbelievably terrible results. Anyway, so, I asked them, “Do you think people are basically good?” And of course, I knew what they’d say. “Yes, we do.” Because if you’re on the left, you’re naive as a definition of your condition. So they said yes.

And then they continued, and I said, “I want to tell you why you think people are basically good. Because you live in America, where there are so many good people.”

Dr. Dobson: You know, David said, “In sin did my mother conceive me.” It was not that I bumped into a wicked environment and learned to do wrong. We’re born with it. It’s genetic to us, and it goes back clear to the garden, from my perspective.

Dennis Prager: Well, it’s why I asked the Berkeley students, “Are we basically good?” That’s right.

Dr. Dobson: And they said, “yes.”

Dennis Prager: That’s right.

Dr. Dobson: I feel sorry for them.

Dennis Prager: I feel sorry for us, because we will bear the brunt of their foolishness.

Dr. Dobson: What is happening on the university campus today? Describe it in greater detail.

Dennis Prager: Look, we have in the film, Bret Weinstein. Bret Weinstein is as liberal as you can get without crossing the line into leftism. He was a professor at Evergreen College. Even within college standards, it’s a left wing university. One day, they announced, “All whites should leave the campus.” So, Bret Weinstein has been teaching biology there. The guy’s an atheist, evolutionist, liberal/leftist, but not fully leftist.

He says, “Excuse me, you’re not going to have me leave because of my race. I’m staying here.” He was, then, you will see the screaming and cursing of this professor by students. Ultimately, he had to be escorted by the police to the university, and ultimately, he left, because the university announced, “We cannot guarantee your safety.” For not leaving the university.

And of course, all the other wimps, aka professors, they left. But he didn’t. And so, this is typical of our universities today, all over the country. There are a handful of exceptions, and they’re … Oberlin has just paid millions of dollars, because they joined the boycott of a store, a bakery that has been in Oberlin, Ohio for 80 years. They caught a black kid shoplifting, and it was on camera. The guy shoplifted.

But they were accused of racism for chasing him down, and the students boycotted it, and Oberlin joined the boycott of the bakery. And now, they have to pay millions of dollars. I hope Oberlin goes bankrupt. If Oberlin closes, America will be a better place. That is how bad our universities have become.

Dr. Dobson: It’s not just the universities, but it starts in kindergarten, now. Here in Colorado, the schools have virtually been taken over by LGBTQ, and they are teaching nine year-olds how to transform, or how to change your gender, they call it, or the lack of gender.

Dennis Prager: Well, they’re not even called boys and girls in many schools, now.

Dr. Dobson: They don’t line up by boys and girls.

Dennis Prager: That’s right. Teachers are told, “Don’t call your students-” from kindergarten, “Call them students.”

Dr. Dobson: Now, that really makes me angry. If students want to go off to a liberal university and get propagandized, that’s their business. But when you take a five, six, seven, eight, nine kid, and you teach them things that are morally wrong, and parents don’t have an opportunity-

Dennis Prager: Well, scientifically wrong, morally wrong. Oh, parents? Please. Parents are a nuisance to the left.

Dr. Dobson: They are.

Dennis Prager: Yes, that’s exactly right.

Dr. Dobson: They have no authority.

Dennis Prager: That is why, by the way, in my Rational Bible series, I came out, thus far, I’ve done Genesis and Exodus, and in Exodus, and I have 20,000 words on the Ten Commandments, and I write tersely. And I have actually come to believe that, in many ways, honor your father and mother may be the most important of the Ten Commandments. And I did not think that prior to the writing of the volume, but I realized that every totalitarian regime breaks the authority of parents first.

That’s what they did in Nazi Germany with Hitler youth, and that’s what they did in the Soviet Union with the Komsomol. The hero of the Soviet Union in the 1930s was a boy named Pavlik Morozov. He snitched on his parents, a Ukrainian child, who were stealing food so the family wouldn’t starve to death when Stalin was starving the Ukrainians to death, purposely. People could read the Red Famine and read about it.

And the parents were killed. The child was declared a national hero. There were postage stamps. “Your allegiance is to Stalin and the party, not to your parents.” And if you honor your parents, you’ll honor God. You’ll honor your teacher. You’ll honor the police. The breakdown of authority is what getting rid of parental authority is about.

Dr. Dobson: Hitler said, “Who cares what the adults think? We already have their kids.” That’s not a quote, but that’s very close.

Dennis Prager: No, that’s exactly right. As I say, all totalitarian regimes break the authority of parents.

Dr. Dobson: I’m telling you, parents, you better object to this, because you’re losing your kids.

Dennis Prager: And that’s what is happening. That’s right. Well, the only way to solve it, I hate to say this, is for parents to take their kids out of schools. If you have a great school in your neighborhood, obviously, send them there. I have no problem.

Dr. Dobson: Would you have said that 10 years ago?

Dennis Prager: No.

Dr. Dobson: How rapidly has this changed?

Dennis Prager: The decline is like an avalanche. It gathers steam as it goes down the mountain.

Roger Marsh: I’m Roger Marsh, and you’ve been listening to Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk. Dr. Dobson’s guest today has been popular radio host and bestselling author Dennis Prager. Visit our broadcast page at drjamesdobson.org for details about Dennis’s upcoming documentary called No Safe Spaces.

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Watchmen at Work

We have been asking for help from all of you for some time. The problem we have had is we just do not know the kind of help to ask for. Our goal is to get this message of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years in front of everyone before time runs out.

Last week I forgot to post the letter Pauline wanted me to post. So she added it in the comments section. You can read it there.

For years I was the lone ranger doing this by myself. Finally someone saw my pain and came to help me. That was Laura Skeehan whom we reported was murdered in 2018 last year. James came along and rescued the web site and the email list from being extortioned and has become my friend in doing this work and going to Africa teaching there many times now. After that Judith stepped in to assist me in the many things we were doing. Most recently Pauline wanted to help and stepped up and began to run the facebook page and then began to do graphics and now has become someone I rely on for many things.

She recently designed the Jubilee charts into one big banner and I liked it so much we went ahead and have now ordered it to be built so we can use it to teach. She had no idea just how complex it was to get everything right about this. She had been working endless days perfecting it. And soon it will arrive here for me to use in explaining to people just how close we are to the end.

We also have Jan who wanted to help and was explaining to me how she could help and I was not understanding. So I told her to go ahead and do what she was saying so I could see it. Well she organised all the News Letters from the very beginning so that you can now go and find all that I have written about each of the Feasts of the Jubilee and Sabbatical studies or the many other subjects. It is absolutely brilliant and many of you have her to thank for organising this. Jan is also taking care of our MEWE site and helping groups on WHatsapp with the teachings. Those who want extra help Jan teaches one on one until they get it.  She has encouraged many others to do what they do best and prods them on do it.

Another man wanted to put our News Letters in short one page teaching lessons. He and Jan began to do this and this then resulted in another book called Scripture Lessons for the Kingdom. Many in Africa and the Philippines have written to say how helpful this book has been for them in learning these subject in short and concise way.

We have a reformed drug addict who is a street preacher teaching this to those who are still addicted and on the streets.

We have another person from another country writing to radio shows and televangelists encouraging them to look at our work.

Another person is now translating our work into Dutch. We had a lady do that for us in Portuguese and another lady did one book in French.

Laura Smith who has been reading this News Letter since 2005 she says, wanted to help me by editing the news letter. I did not know how to let her do that at the time and kept saying no. She kept asking. She then was doing the initial mail chimp email for me until she got sick and almost died on us a couple of years ago. She has asked again if she can edit me work. I do not know why. I can spelt just find. So she will soon be going over my work for me, or maybe that is for all of you, LOL

Many of you are teaching others and sharing the things you’re learning here either by giving out the books or sending them to the web site. And this too is a great work. Some of you are arguing our case with those who do not want to learn. There are many ways for all of us to be involved.

Each of these people had a talent, a gift and they found a way to help me do this work better and help us to reach more people. Others are sharing their gift by supporting us financially and others with prayers. Each and everyone of them are priceless in doing this work. It is not all me. The accolades you send me go towards everyone doing this work, whether I mention their name or whether or not I know they are doing it. Yehovah knows.

A simple work to someone could be the final straw that gets them to start to study. You just do not know.

The Parable of the Talents

Mat 25:14  for it is like a man going from home, who called his own servants and delivered his possessions to them.  “And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability, and went from home. “And he who had received the five talents went and worked with them, and made another five talents.  “In the same way, he with the two also, he gained two more. “But he who had received the one went away and dug in the ground, and hid the silver of his master. “And after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.  “And he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents. See, I have gained five more talents besides them.’  “And his master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy servant. You were trustworthy over a little, I shall set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ “Then he who had received two talents came and said, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents. See, I have gained two more talents besides them.’  “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy servant. You were trustworthy over a little, I shall set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ “And the one who had received the one talent also came and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed,  and being afraid, I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’ “And his master answering, said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.  Then you should have put my silver with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to him who possesses ten talents. ‘For to everyone who possesses, more shall be given, and he shall have overflowingly; but from him who does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away. And throw the worthless servant out into the outer darkness – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

We are building groups in the Philippines and in Africa. We are striving to do the same in India. I may have found a leader I can work with there who has the heart and zeal to teach the Jubilee message. We are also seeking those in any other country to do the same. Maybe you can help in this area.

We need prayers in order to land a place at the ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem this October and then again for us to get a place to host our new banner at the NRB Confernce in Nashville, Tennessee this coming January. Perhaps you know of other conventions we could share this message at this year. Write them and recommend us to them.

Perhaps your specialty is in advertising.

Why are we so urgent to have you help us?

Ezekiel Is Israel’s Watchman

Eze 33:1   And the word of Yehovah came to me, saying,  “Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and you shall say to them, ‘When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land shall take a man from their borders and shall make him their watchman, and he sees the sword coming upon the land, and shall blow with the shophar and shall warn the people,  then whoever shall hear the voice of the shophar and shall not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood is on his own head. He heard the voice of the shophar, but he did not take warning, his blood is on himself. But he who takes warning shall deliver his being.  But if the watchman sees the sword coming and shall not blow with the shophar, and the people shall not be warned, and the sword comes and takes any being from among them, he is taken away in his crookedness, and his blood I require at the watchman’s hand.’  “And you, son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Yisra’?l. And you shall hear a word from My mouth and you shall warn them for Me. “When I say to the wrong, ‘O wrong one, you shall certainly die!’ and you have not spoken to warn the wrong from his way, that wrong one shall die in his crookedness, and his blood I require at your hand. “But when you have warneda the wrong to turn from his way, and he has not turned from his way, he shall die in his crookedness, but you have delivered your being.

Emmanuel With US

Thursday last week I got the following email.

Shalom Joseph!

I just sent out my Dutch study (based on your research) in which I tried to explain as simple as possible all the stuff that is going on and what my brothers in The Netherlands need to see. You have it in your e-mail box as well. I sent it to a few family members (nobody believes in within my family), some friends and to all the brothers I know and I asked them (some also through asking them personally) to share the study with everybody they know. I wanted to do a video series but that would have taken me to long and the message is URGENT since Pentecost 2020 is around the corner.

I would still like to have a conversation with you about going the Philippines. I know you need 40 hours in a day, but still I really need to talk to you Joseph. I see that you are right in saying that going to the Philippines (or any other safe haven) is what we are meant to do. What I am missing is this: how do you make it practical? I am kind of missing a practical guide about fleeing to the Philippines from 2020 to 2026+.

Joseph, if I have to go because the Lord makes it really clear and I have to leave my wife and child (11 months) behind because my wife is to stubborn (I know right now she would not follow me.), then I will go to obey God! I know I will feel a lot of pain because these girls are mine and I have to take care of them. But I have no clue, and I think the most of the body of Christ have no clue, where to go and how we are going to survive. We will have no home (will brothers take us in???), no income, know almost nobody and will be strangers in a faraway land. We only have our God guiding is to there and then somehow people will take us in knowing that the most of the people still don’t see what we see? I don’t want to end up under a bridge over there after leaving my wife and child if somehow God does not open the eyes and ears of my wife. Next to that I already have health issues, I don’t see myself sleeping without a normal pillow and matrass, I can’t eat everything because of fructose malabsorption, it is really that bad but Yeshua gave me rest in my situation so the pain and problems are not my focus anymore but I have to account for them a little. Baruch Hashem!

It is a big all in to take so I would like to know a little more since I know it is true and want to prepare for it as good as possible and also be able to help others prepared (therefore I wrote the Dutch study). Maybe I have to little faith summing up all these potential problems, I don’t know. Forgive me brother if so. But at least I have enough faith to put myself out their (just like you do) telling this message and try to teach it. This while I know most think I am a fool and went nuts (and also only 3 years into faith). I don’t want to have their blood on my hands (Ezekiel 33). The leaving part is what makes me cry, especially having a non-believing wife just like you and also, knowing that a lot of brothers will not leave and therefore die.

Lets address these questions here before we get into the next part.

First of all I just do not have all the answers. I do not. I too am concerned about my family. My entire family is not walking this walk and will not go with me. I am trying to set them up so they are taken care of while I am gone. The nagging question remains, what if I am wrong? And then, what if I am right? I have not had an angelic being come and speak to me. Yehovah has not spoken to me by voice or dream. It is only through His word in the Torah and the Jubilee Cycles that I have come to the conclusions I have. I have shared all I have with each and every one of you. I have not once demanded you do as I say or else, nor have I said Yehovah said or thus says the Lord. But I have given you scriptures and lots of them to prove my views. You can go or you can stay. But each of us must work out our own destiny.

I never wanted to do this job. But then again I never saw anyone else step forward to warn you and teach you these things. Are those things I have represented true or not? Have you proven them true or have you proven them false? Opinions do not count. Whatever you decide you must deal with the results of that decision.

Three tribes of Israel never are mentioned going into captivity. They are beleived to have fled before the Assyrians arrived. They saw the danger and left. Before Jeruslaem fell, many beleivers fled having been warned by a dream to leave. They did and others did not. Jerusalem still fell. Lot too was warned and he warned his family members. He and his two daughters were the only ones to survive. He lost all of his relatives and his wife. The cursse stil came.

I am not telling anyone to leave. Nor am I telling you to stay. The curse is still coming upon Israel. I have not changed my mind on this.

Returning to the letter the gentlmand is now going to share his talents with us in order to help us.

Back to the income part: maybe I can help arrange income to feed/house the congregation in which I hope to be in. In short: I am a stock markets guy and YHVH made me a special analysis guy since 2017. After I went broke with my own money and 25K loan in May 2017, broke for the second time and got into debt this time, I cried/begged/fasted/praid for help. I was just half a year into faith and really, did the Lord boost me! My ego got so small and I knew I was a thinker so I put all my faith in Him and that is why now I can do stuff that I was never able to do before looking at the stock market. And the funny part is: I AM JUST USING STUFF FROM THE BIBLE AND FROM NATURE (Fibonacci / numbers from the bible for cycle lengths et cetera.). With this skill I know how to make money, I just don’t have it myself anymore and I will never touch 1 penny anymore. Analysis = apart from trading and that is when I can apply the things that God gave me a talent for. So there is 2 options: I can either sell subscriptions (have to build a client base) or have somebody follow me (trade my analysis) with a good amount of money to make a living out of it and support the congregation. Option 2 is best. If I cannot do this, I will have the same problem as most brothers, I won’t have any income.

I don’t care for money Joseph, I really never did. The little I have I want to give, but how can I be a blessing if I don’t know where to be and what I can add. To conclude this part: the Lord really blessed me and I paid of 25K euro to my loan investor + 4K to my parents in 2 years time with only a few stock market analysis clients in 2017/2018/2019. Since July 2019 I am officially out of debt! I rent a place so, I am ready to go when needed however my wife. All honour goes to YHVH for saving me from this debt! In the years before (2013-2016) I though I could do it but I really could not and now letting Him work through me really upped the standard! Baruch Hashem!

You said, in a previous e-mail, Manilla and up north. I somehow came to Visayas (Cebu). For me it doesn’t matter where to go, I just want to be with brethren and be of help to whoever needs me. I know I can be of help, I just need internet, a computer and time to write analysis on stocks and the index or a big follower so that we can get money for the congregation.

In the Dutch study I made a short list with stuff to think about when going to the Philippines. I think you have way more knowledge/ideas how to put YHVH’s truth about going to the Philippines into practice. Please Joseph, help me out and all our brothers out. Know that I am willing to write a short guide for the website in English, so that the knowledge can be shared with brothers in a report or something.

Brother, I wish I could just give you a hug and kiss on the forehead and tell you that you are a man after God’s heart. Thank you for helping me understand stuff that I would have missed probably and a lot of my brothers and sisters as well… I Thank YHVH for all that you do Joseph to help the body of Messiah!

Shalom friend,

Brethren I am currently trading on the stock market and this past week has been very volatile and I have made about $1000. But I was also up and down during this time as well.

I talked with our brother who wants you to subscribe to him. He is charging 170 Euros per month for his recommendations. He offered this service to us for free in order to build up the money needed to live in the Philippines. It cost about $1500 US per month to live there quite well. Rent, utilities and food including eating out. So you would need about $180,000 to live there for the next 10 years during the times I have been describing. You will not be able to have a job, your pension checks will eventually be cut off as your nations fall. So how do you survive? Playing the stock market from anywhere in the world is one way.

When the USA markets fall the European ones and Asian ones will continue. Our Brother claims to be 100% accurate thus far with his recommendations according to his readers.

Let me make one thing clear. Sightedmoon.com and or Joseph Dumond are not offering this service and are no way accountable for the profit or losses that may occur. Nor are we going to create a pool and keep track of who gave what and do the trading for you. You will be doing this on your own. You must know how to trade options and be comfortable doing so. If you are interested then forward your email to us and we will send it on to him.  I am keeping his identity secret for now. But he is going by Emmanuel Koning. Yehovah is with us and will be King.

Our brother has sent me his first recommendation on Wednesday to buy Sept SPY Put Optins at $4.80. That was 11 AM and by the end of the day they were at $7.68 for good 62% bump on his first recommendation.

The Two Goats and Who they Represent
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News Letter 5853-039

The 1st Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle

The 22nd year of the Jubilee Cycle

The 10th day of the 10th month 5853 years after the creation of Adam

The 10th Month in the First year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle

The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle

The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence

December 30, 2017

Shabbat Shalom To the Royal Family,

Human Sacrifice

We are now about to return to our proving the facts as to what Torah does and does not say about The Messiah and His coming and dying. Our series has been interrupted by the events of the Festival of lights that are kept by many of you and those who do not know Yehovah at all. The Festival of Lights is Daliwah, Christmas, and Chanukah. It is the worship of the Saturnalia events and includes the false traditions of New Years on January 1. I know none of you are keeping any of these festivals that turn your worship into a whoring thing before Yehovah. So, I had to share those teachings for those who are still ignorant of the truth of the Torah in the hopes they might repent.

In the past News Letters, I was blessed to read your comments and I want you to know how happy I was to see all of you who were doing your homework to prove these things and not just accepting what I said or what others said as the truth. I am proud to stand with those of you who prove these things for yourselves. You are the ones who will rule and rightly judge in this 7th Millennium which is about to begin. Again you all have proven this and know this. If not then get our book Remembering the Sabbatical year of 2016 so you can then prove it for yourself.

One of the sacred statements of the antimissionary types is the question that they pose to you about the sacrifice of Christ. They demand that you produce the scripture where Yehovah demands HUMAN SACRIFICES. They state how this is an abomination to Yehovah and how could anyone believe such a thing.

And I want you to know this thing about these people. Unless they had come along we might not be looking at this heavy subject. So be thankful that Yehovah has sent these people to sharpen your swords.

Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron,
So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Yes, these people could be a part of the Great Falling away we are warned of in 2 Thessalonians.

Thes 2:1-4 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

Or they could just be some who are caught up, or frozen or be paralyzed faith wise and need to see the facts presented as we are doing in order to see the truth as one of those people wrote us a few weeks ago.

Not sure if you’re going to get this … but your series against the anti-missionaries is the first series that I’ve read that isn’t full of trite, overused and meaningless christianese … thank you so much

Looking forward to reading the rest of your series on the anti-missionary stance. After encountering some of the arguments from Schoob (who has actually been a pretty good friend of mine), I’m literally paralyzed faithwise. When they asked these questions and made these points, I realized that I had no solid answer for them that wasn’t easily countered.

Thanks so much for this.

Kevin Kleint

I have taken the following quote from facebook to give you an example of the sort of thing being bandied about.

Blood of human does not attone for sin.
A man on a roman cross is not an alter or a place YAH would place His name.
Roman soldiers Are not a priestood.
YHWH and no part of Him is a sheep. (Unless you are worshipping the Egyptian god)
YAH does not change what He expects from His people.
YAH does not add to His torah neither should we.

I could teach you on each line that this person has quoted and show you how ignorant they are of history and facts. But I do not have time for that today. We are going to answer…let me rephrase that. You are going to answer this question, yes you are.

Does the Torah teach us that Yehovah was expecting a human sacrifice? Does the blood of a human being Atone for sin?

Let’s just review the questions we have already addressed. And here are the articles we spoke of them in.

Question one; Where are the scriptures that tell us God was going to come in the flesh?

Question two; Where are the scriptures that say God will die for your sins?

Question three; Where are we told that the Messiah would be killed?

Where Are We Told to Expect a Messiah in the Torah-Can You Prove it?

The Messiah was Promised from the very Beginning-Have you proven it?

We showed you how the Messiah ben Joseph and Messiah ben David are misleading teachings that you should not adhere to. It leads to another Trinity type doctrine. And we will have more on this in another coming article.

Now I did not totally answer all of these questions and I did let you post your answers in the comments section of each Newsletter. They were very helpful to many of the readers who did not post and again I thank you. This week’s teaching should address most of these questions in a way that many of you will say, ‘Well yes, I knew that’ but no one has said it.

After our last teaching on Messiah, we were sent the following letter. We have posted other of his testimonials. But now he is revealing the end of the matter in his case. And it is another example of first how people deny Paul and then later they deny Yehshua and then the New Testament. It is a sad reality and it is caused not by anti-missionaries but by Christians themselves. The many false teachings of Christianity that become exposed when people actually begin to read the Torah. We will have more to say about this in the weeks to come.

Hi Joe,

Hope all is well in lovely Orangeville.  I pass through my old stomping grounds of Orangeville when I go up to my favourite stomping grounds of the Bruce Penninsula. Since you posted my letters on your site I know you are reading them even though you have not extended the courtesy of responding to them directly.  Must be in the Torah somewhere that you should be discourteous to non Torah followers…:)

I am not going to continue this ad nauseam because you only hear the words you want to hear to carry out what has now given you cosmic significance.  Some parting words are in order and they are repetitions of what I have said in one email or another since I began contacting you.  The real founder of normative Christianity was Paul.  Normative Christianity properly understands Paul’s writings and hence do not keep Torah.  The WCG never understood it under Herbert but had their eyes opened after his passing. Hence their abandonment of Herbert’s teachings and embracement of normative Christianity.   Those who didn’t agree started their own organizations and probably the most successful one was Gerald Flurry and his now replicated Ambassador College campus in Oklahoma.  Even the late Rod Meredith who taught Paul’s epistles at AC tried to explain Paul”s  writings by claiming Paul was only referring to the Mosaic ritual law and not God’s law.  Well he was wrong because Paul was saying they were both done away with at Yeshua’s death.  See Roman’s 7 where Paul says when the husband dies the wife, or bride of Christ the church is released from the law.   The rest of Paul’s writings elaborate on this theme.

Paul hellenized Yeshua by fusing him into a dying and reviving god which the Mystery religions were filled with at the time.  This is what made Christianity palatable to Gentiles.  There would have been no Christianity if it had not been for Paul.  Note the arguments Paul had with the apostles in Acts.  They were clearly teaching something different.  Paul’s version won out and the rest as they say is history.   That is the strange  bifurcation of Christianity.  Paul’s teachings are not Yeshua’s teachings.  Christianity would never have spread on Yeshua’s teachings and rightly so since he was not trying to start a new religion.  He was a strict keeper of the law.  He did not for one solitary second believe he was Yehovah.  Passages were he claimed to be were written by Christian writers to make it fit the god incarnate narrative that Christianity had begun.

That’s it in a nutshell.  Please post this letter as well so your readers can get another voice.

All the best by someone who thought we were friends at Stetson,

Ralph

As I prepare to post this News Letter, news arrives that the San Hedrin are practicing the burning of the Red Ehffer right now. You can read about it at this link.

OK no, let’s first go to the reason why He died for us. And many of you have already said it.

Genesis 15:1-21 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”
And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
Then He said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.”
And he said, “Lord God, how shall I know that I will inherit it?”
So He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, down the middle, and placed each piece opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. And when the vultures came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him. Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”
And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces. On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying:
“To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates— the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

This covenant made by Yehovah with Abraham was a blood covenant. It is also a threshold covenant. Let me quote a section of my book to you from The 2300 Days of Hell.

26 And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off and have naught. (Daniel 9:26)

“Be cut off” is from the word “Kawrath.”

H3772: ???? ka?rath kaw-rath’

A primitive root: to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication to destroy or consume; specifically to covenant (that is, make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces): be chewed, be con- [feder-] ate, covenant, cut (down, off), destroy, fail,

feller, be freed, hew (down), make a league ([covenant]), X lose, perish, X utterly, X want.

Do you see what the meaning of this word entails? One expression is to “Destroy.” But here is the very real and altogether sobering expression; “make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces.”

This is referring us right back to the very beginning when Yehovah made the Covenant with Abraham. And Yehovah walked between the two halves of the animals that were cut.

8 And he said, “Master Yehovah, whereby do I know that I possess it?” 9 And He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, and a three- year-old female goat, and a three-year-old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” 10 And he took all these to Him and cut them in the middle, and placed each half. 11 And the birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Ab?ram drove them away. 12 And it came to be, when the sun was going down, and a deep sleep fell upon Ab?ram, that see, a frightening great darkness fell upon him. 13 And He said to Ab?ram, “Know for certain that your seed are to be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them, and they shall afflict them four hundred years. 14 But the nation whom they serve I am going to judge, and afterward let them come out with great possessions. 15 Now as for you, you are to go to your fathers in peace, you are to be buried at a good old age. 16 Then, in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the crookedness of the Amorites is not yet complete.” 17 And it came to be, when the sun went down and it was dark that see, a smoking oven and a burning torch passing between those pieces. 18 On the same day ???? made a covenant with Ab?ram, saying, “I have given this land to your seed, from the river of Mitsrayim to the great river, the River Euphrates, 19 with the Qe?ynite, and the Qenizzite, and the Qad?monite, 20 and the H?ittite, and the Perizzite, and the Repha’im, 21 and the Amorite, and the Kena?anite, and the Girgashite, and the Yeb?usite.” (Genesis 15:8-21)

This is when Yehovah went between them and made the Covenant with Abraham. This is a Blood Covenant between Yehovah and Abraham and his descendants. But this is not the Blood Covenant that Daniel 9:26 is referring to.

Just so that you understand, in a blood covenant, should either party break that covenant then the other has the inalienable right to kill them. The party that breaks this covenant will pay for doing so with their very lives.

Covenant in Hebrew means a “cut-where-blood-flows.” The purpose of covenant was to create a binding agreement, more powerful than a contract or agreement. This was to be forever—the lifespan of the participants, it was to be holy (and) sacred. To violate the covenant would mean death. The blood covenant was the ultimate insurance of loyalty and fidelity. There were variances of rituals but the common base was a “cut-where-blood-flows” and the mingling of these two bloods by the cuts being rubbed against each other. A cup of wine would be held under the cuts to catch the dripping blood, which was stirred into the wine by an officiating priest, then each participant would drink from the cup. In many cases the witnesses to the covenant would also drink from the cup of the blood and wine. In the minds of the covenant participants they had became one blood and one identity with each other. They would give each other their children to raise in utter confidence that the covenant partner would raise the child as their own.

The blood covenant has been used for centuries as a means by which any two people, families, tribes, villages or towns could enter into a binding, unending agreement. Covenant between two persons could end with the death of a participant on either side.

The participants would sacrifice several animals and cut the carcasses lengthwise down the spine and lay the animal halves opposite of each other about three feet apart. There being several animals involved, a path (was) formed with half a carcass on the left side and half a carcass on the right side with a three foot space between. After three hours, the three foot space between the animal halves would fill with blood that drained from the carcasses. The participants stand facing each other at each end of the path. Each removes their sandals and stand in their bare feet. Each will walk through the path of blood twice. The first participant walks the path through the animal halves to the other. Upon reaching the end of the path, makes a declaration to the other participant that he has just symbolically died and all his (list agreed upon prior) goods listed in will now belong to the other. He then walks back to his starting place through the path of blood, which is now a symbolic birth canal and is now born, is the new, (mutually) agreed upon identity.

The blood covenant, while somewhat gory, has at its base a death– rebirth process. Each participant will symbolically die, thus ending their former identity. They will then, in the ceremony, go through a symbolic rebirth. They are “born” or “reborn” into a new identity the two participants have chosen. Each of the participants will each write out their contribution to the covenant and this written document will be the same as the last will and testament that is enacted after the death of the writer of the will.

DEATH: The two being joined together into one, each make out a will as what will belong to the other upon death, the death that will take place during the ceremony is symbolic because animals will be sacrificed and the animals’ deaths take the place of the persons being joined together. After each makes out their will, they then discuss at length with the other exactly what each side is gain from the covenant. The normal time from the decision to enter into covenant to the ceremony is about one year.

When two individuals are joined in covenant, they may choose to take one last name to show their common identity. In almost every instance when two families are joined together by covenant, they choose one common last name or they put their last names together and place a hyphen between the names.

Covenant in the Hebrew language means a “cut-where-blood-flows.” The blood was the seal of the covenant. The purpose of covenant was to join two persons/families in a permanent relationship that had no way out. Contracts and agreements have been recorded back to the most ancient of times. The ruins of Summer, the pre-Babylonian Empire that ruled the Tigris and Euphrates Valley, have yielded stone contracts for harvests of wheat, rye and barley. No argument can be made that the people were too unsophisticated to have contracts and that is why they entered into so many covenants.

Marriage is the closest agreement to the blood covenant in modern society, and marriage is today, closer to a contract than a covenant.422

The blood means death if you break the covenant:

18 “So even the … first covenant … was not inaugurated and ratified and put in force without the shedding of blood. 19 For when every command of the (Torah) had been read out by (Moshe) to all the people, he took the blood of slain calves and goats, together with water and scarlet wool and with a bunch of hyssop, and sprinkled both the Book [the roll of the (Torah) and covenant] itself and all the people, 20 Saying these words: This is the blood that seals and ratifies the … covenant which (Yah) commanded [me to deliver to] you.423 (423 6 And Mosheh took half the blood and put it in basins, and half the blood he sprinkled on the altar. 7 And he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that ,has spoken we shall do, and obey.” 8 And Mosheh took the blood and sprinkled it on the people and said, “See, the blood of the covenant which Yehovah has made with you concerning all these Words.” (Exodus 24:6-8))

21 And in the same way he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and all the [sacred] vessels and appliances used in [divine] worship. 22 [In fact] under the (Torah) almost everything is purified by means of blood, and without the shedding of blood there is neither release from sin and its guilt nor the remission of the due and merited punishment for sins.” [(Hebrews 9:18-22 | Amplified Bible) Hebraically Revised]

Another name of a blood covenant is a “blood oath.” The symbolism of the blood is simple—“if you break this covenant you will die.” In covenants between human beings, this simply meant that if the one party broke the covenant, it was the right and obligation of the other party to kill the offending party—that simple.

That remains the meaning of covenant today—this was why Yahushua had to die such a brutal death to take our place because of our sins.

In Genesis 15, we read of Yah entering into covenant with Abram whom He renamed Abraham. Abram slaughtered some animals and the Spirit of Yah walked between the halves of the animals in the blood in order to consummate the covenant.

Cutting an animal in two and walking between the halves was a common way of cutting covenant in those days. Part of the symbolism was “If you break this covenant, I will slaughter you like this animal.”424

Yehovah tells Jeremiah when this Covenant was made; the very same one Daniel 9:26 is referring to. Those who did not and would not keep it were going to pay for not doing so with their very own lives.

13 Thus said Yehovah the Elohim of Yisra’el, “I Myself made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of bondage, saying, 14 ‘At the end of seven years each one should set free his Hebrew brother, who has been sold to him. And when he has served you six years, you shall let him go free from you.’ But your fathers did not obey Me nor incline their ear. 15 And you recently turned and did what was right in My eyes, each man proclaiming release to his neighbor. And you made a covenant before Me in the house which is called by My Name. 16 But you turned back and profaned My Name, and each one of you took back his male and female slaves, whom he had set free, at their pleasure, and brought them into subjection, to be your male and female slaves.” 17 Therefore, thus said Yehovah, “You have not obeyed Me in proclaiming release, each one to his brother and each one to his neighbor. See, I am proclaiming release to you,” declares Yehovah, “to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the scarcity of food! And I shall make you a horror to all reigns of the earth. 18 And I shall give the men who are transgressing My covenant, who have not established the words of the covenant which they made before Me, when they cut the calf in two and passed between the parts of it: 19 the heads of Yehudah, and the heads of Yerushalayim, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all the people of the land who passed between the parts of the calf. 20 And I shall give them into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of those who seek their life. And their corpses shall be for food to the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the earth.” (Jeremiah 34:13-20)

What Daniel 9:26 is telling us is that Israel, the anointed—all 12 Tribes—which include the State of Israel, the U.S.A., the U.K. and her Commonwealth, will be cut off, cut down, destroyed and utterly consumed.

When you break any kind of blood covenant, you pay for breaking it with your very life. What you are, in fact, saying is this: “May I pay with my life if this covenant is broken.”

This Covenant that Daniel 9 is speaking of is the one from Mount Sinai. We read how Moses sprinkled the blood of this Covenant upon the people after they had unanimously agreed to keep it. After this, the leaders of Israel then ate a meal with Yehovah all in accordance with the making of a Blood Covenant.

1 And to Mosheh He said, “Come up to Yehovah, you and Aharon, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Yisra’el, and you shall bow yourselves from a distance. 2 But Mosheh shall draw near to Yehovah by himself, and let them not draw near, nor let the people go up with him.” 3 And Mosheh came and related to the people all the Words of Yehovah and all the right-rulings. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the Words which Yehovah has spoken we shall do.” 4 And Mosheh wrote down all the Words of Yehovah, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve standing columns for the twelve tribes of Yisra’el. 5 And he sent young men of the children of Yisra’el, and they offered burnt offerings and slaughtered peace slaughterings of bulls to Yehovah. 6 And Mosheh took half the blood and put it in basins, and half the blood he sprinkled on the altar. 7 And he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that Yehovah has spoken we shall do, and obey.” 8 And Mosheh took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, “See, the blood of the covenant which Yehovah has made with you concerning all these Words.” 9 And Mosheh went up, also Aharon, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Yisra’el, 10 and they saw the Elohim of Yisra’el, and under His feet like a paved work of sapphire stone, and like the heavens for brightness. 11 Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the chiefs of the children of Yisra’el! And they saw Elohim, and they ate and drank. (Exodus 24:1- )11

But there is more. Many of you who claim to be followers of Yehshua are also under a binding Blood Covenant with Him. At the Last Supper, the day before the Passover Lamb was to be killed, Yehshua sat and ate with His disciples and they also drank the wine. And what did Yehshua say of this night?

26 And as they were eating, Yehshua took bread, and having blessed, broke and gave it to the taught ones and said, “Take, eat, this is My body.” 27 And taking the cup, and giving thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood, that of the renewed covenant, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:26-28)

This entailed everything the ceremony of the ancient Blood Covenant entailed. And it was not completed until the next day when Yehshua was killed. Read about the symbolism of this event by John D. Keyser:

The Blood On the Ground!

How, then, did the Messiah die? HOW did He shed His precious blood for humankind?

During the Passover Seder the shed blood of the Messiah is emphasized time and time again. Did the blood our Savior lost while being SCOURGED by the Romans qualify for our atonement? True, He probably lost quite a bit of blood during this ordeal; but the Old Testament shows that His blood had to be shed at the PLACE OF HIS DEA TH!

The sacrifice of the RED HEIFER clearly points to this. During this ceremony, the Red Heifer, which PREFIGURED THE MESSIAH, was taken EAST from the Temple in Jerusalem, across the arched bridge over the Kidron Valley, to the MIPHKAD ALTAR located on the slopes of the Mount of Olives. (For further details, read our article, Just Where In Jerusalem Did Our Savior Die?) Here it was killed and the BLOOD SPRINKLED SEVEN TIMES ON THE GROUND before the east entrance of the Temple. Obviously, the scourging the Messiah received did NOT fulfill this, because it occurred within the city— WITHIN THE CAMP.

What about the blood released from the Messiah’s hands and feet when He was nailed to the tree? Would this qualify? A recent article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (March 21st, 1986) shows that VERY LITTLE BLOOD was released by the crucifixion itself: “Although scourging may have resulted in considerable blood loss, crucifixion per se was a RELATIVELY BLOODLESS PROCEDURE, since no major arteries, other than PERHAPS the deep plantar arch, pass through the favored anatomic

sites of transfixion.”

Ernest L. Martin verifies this:

It has always been a mystery why so much EMPHASIS is given in the New Testament to the SPILLING OF CHRIST’S BLOOD, while in normal crucifixions, LITTLE BLOOD EVER REACHED THE GROUND. Only a SMALL AMOUNT of blood would ordinarily have issued from Christ’s wounds in His hands or feet while He was hanging on the tree (the blood that came forth by use of the spear WOULD NOT COUNT in a theological sense because that occurred AFTER HIS DEATH).425

What, then, occurred to the Messiah, while He was hanging on the tree, that would FULFILL the sacrifice of the Red Heifer—which PREFIGURED His own death?

The Marring of the Front of the Messiah’s Body

Remember that Pontius Pilate was ASTONISHED the Messiah had died so early—BEFORE the two robbers crucified with Him. SOMETHING ELSE caused the Messiah to die more quickly, and it was this “something” which fulfilled the sacrifice of the Red Heifer.

Notice Isaiah 53:5-6:

But He was WOUNDED for our transgressions, He was BRUISED for our INIQUITIES; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His STRIPES we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has LAID ON HIM the INIQUITY of us all.

In the margin of the New King James Bible, published by Thomas Nelson (1983), the following words are given an ALTERNATE translation, as follows: “Wounded,” PIERCED THROUGH; “bruised,” CRUSHED; “stripes,” BLOWS THAT CUT IN; and “laid on Him,” CAUSED TO LAND ON HIM. Using these ALTERNATE words in the above verses we get this: “But He was PIERCED THROUGH for our transgressions, He was CRUSHED for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His BLOWS THAT CUT IN we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray; we have turned, everyone, to his own way; and the Lord has CAUSED TO LAND ON HIM the iniquity of us all.” The phrase “pierced through for our transgressions” obviously refers to the CRUCIFIXION process itself, while “blows that cut in” must refer to the SCOURGING Yeshua

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received.

But what about the phrase “CRUSHED for our iniquities?” If we couple this with the last phrase (both verses are talking about “our iniquities”), we can readily see that whatever CRUSHED OR BRUISED our Savior was (also) CAUSED TO LAND ON HIM! Now, WHAT could that be? Let’s look at Isaiah 52:14: “Just as many were astonished at you, so His VISAGE WAS MARRED more than any man, and His FORM more than the sons of men; so shall HE SPRINKLE many nations.” Here we see His face and His body were MARRED and He SPRINKLED His blood for “many nations.”

According to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, the Hebrew word for “marred” is “moshchath,” meaning “disfigurement: corruption, marred” (#4893). This word comes from “shachath,” a word that can mean “BATTER.” It is easy to deduce that the Messiah’s FACE AND BODY were disfigured BY BATTERING. WHAT caused this battering?

Another clue can be gleaned from Psalm 22, which also highlights the suffering of the Messiah: “They pierced My hands and My feet; I CAN COUNT ALL MY BONES. They look and stare at Me.” Think about this a minute. This “battering” that so marred the face and body of the Messiah by “crushing” or “bruising” had to have occurred ON THE FRONT OF HIS BODY! How else could He “count all [his] bones” that were exposed by whatever was “CAUSED TO LAND ON HIM?!”

Consider this: the Messiah’s FACE and the FRONT PART OF HIS BODY could NOT have been so marred by the scourging He received! To undergo the scourging, He was tied to a large flogging post THAT COVERED, AND THEREBY PROTECTED, THE FRONT PART OF HIS BODY from the Roman whip! Also, the face was NOT flogged. The report in the Journal of the American Medical Association explains this: “For scourging, the man was stripped of his clothing, and his hands were tied to an upright post. The BACK, BUTTOCKS, AND LEGS were flogged either by two soldiers (lictors) or by one who alternated positions.” Even Isaiah 50:6 shows it was the BACK PART of the

Messiah that received the whipping: “I gave MY BACK to those who struck Me.”

Another point to consider is the SPRINKLING of the Messiah’s blood. To fulfill the SACRIFICE OF THE RED HEIFER, our Savior was crucified FACING WEST toward the Temple and the Holy of Holies; and His blood was sprinkled on the ground BEFORE the Temple— BETWEEN Himself and the Temple. This, in (and of) itself, ELIMlNATES SCOURGING as the agent responsible for the shedding

of His atoning blood. The blood obviously had to come from the FRONT OF HIS BODY—AND AT THE SCENE OF THE CRUCIFIXION! So WHAT was it that so BATTERED AND BRUISED the front of the Messiah’s body?

The Key To the Enigma!

The Book of John contains the key:

As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw Him [the Messiah], they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!” But Pilate answered, “You take Him and crucify Him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against Him.” The Jews insisted, [saying] “WE HAVE A LAW, AND ACCORDING TO THAT LAW HE MUST DIE because He claimed to be the Son of God.” (John 19:7)

What was this LAW the Jews were talking about? Leviticus 24:16 reveals the answer: “And he that BLASPHEMES the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly STONE HIM: as well as the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemes the name of the Lord, shall be put to death.” The Acts of Pilate426 (a 4th-century apocryphal work) contains verses PARALLELING John 19:7 that irrefutably prove the Jews were indeed referring to the Law in Deuteronomy 24:16.

In these verses, Pilate could not see any blasphemy in the utterance of Yeshua:

If this word is blasphemy, take Him, bring Him into your synagogue, and JUDGE HIM ACCORDING TO YOUR LAW. The Jews answered Pilate: “It is contained in our Law, that if a man sins against a man, he must receive forty strokes save one, BUT HE WHO BLASPHEMES AGAINST GOD MUST BE STONED.” Pilate said to them: “Take Him yourselves and punish Him as you wish.”

THE REASON THE FRONT PART OF THE MESSIAH’S FACE AND BODY WAS SO “CRUSHED” AND “BRUISED” BY OBJECTS THAT WERE “CAUSED TO LAND ON HIM” WAS BECAUSE HE WAS STONED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW OF MOSES!

Was the Messiah accused of blasphemy? Indeed He was! Notice Matthew 26:63-66 (below):

The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living 426The Acts of Pilate, Vol. or Ch. IV, pp.3-4

God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.” “Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “HE HAS SPOKEN BLASPHEMY! Why do we need any more witnesses?: Look, now you HAVE HEARD THE BLASPHEMY. What do you think?” “HE IS WORTHY OF DEATH,” they answered.

And what was the PENALTY for blasphemy? STONING!

Ernest Martin notes, in his book, Secrets of Golgotha, that this was NOT the first time the Jews tried to stone Him:

During the time of Christ’s ministry, many of the people who did not like His teachings had tried to carry out this Mosaic Law against Him SEVERAL TIMES. “Then they took up STONES to cast at Him: but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the Temple, going throughout the midst of them, and so passed by.” (John 8:59) “Then the Jews TOOK UP STONES AGAIN TO STONE HIM. Jesus answered them, “Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you STONE ME?” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we STONE you not; but FOR BLASPHEMY; and because you, being a man, make yourself God.” (John 10:31-33) The fact is, TIME AND TIME AGAIN, the authorities were trying to KILL HIM BY STONING. “His disciples (said) unto Him, ‘Master, the Jews of late sought TO STONE YOU; and go you [to Judea] again?’” (John 11:8). It is made clear in the Gospel record that the people who were hostile to Christ were looking for EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO STONE HIM FOR HIS BLASPHEMY (as they considered it). And, THEY FINALLY GOT THEIR WISH when they went to Pilate and said: “We have a law, AND BY THAT LAW HE OUGHT TO DIE.” (John 19:7)427

Reading through the Gospel of John, it becomes readily apparent the Jews were indeed out to kill Yeshua by STONING from an early date. The first mention of the Jews plotting to kill Him is found in (John) 5:18 (below):

“For this reason the Jews tried all the harder TO KILL HIM; not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, MAKING HIMSELF EQUAL WITH GOD.”

In the eyes of the religious authorities, this amounted to BLASPHEMY—the worst crime imaginable! And, as we have seen, the Law of Moses required the penalty of STONING for blasphemy!

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Later on, in (John) 7:1, we find this statement:

“After this, Jesus went around Galilee, PURPOSELY staying away from Judea BECAUSE THE JEWS THERE WERE WAITING TO TAKE HIS LIFE.”

And how were they planning to take His life? BY STONING! Now notice (John) 7:30 (below):

“At this they tried to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on Him, BECAUSE HIS TIME [HOUR] HAD NOT YET COME.”

What “time” is John talking about? The “time” for the Messiah TO BE KILLED—to be sacrificed according to the preordained schedule of His Father!

We see this again in John 8:20 (below):

“Yet no one seized Him, BECAUSE HIS TIME HAD NOT YET COME.” The “time” for the Messiah to die and fulfill ALL the Old Testament prophecies pertaining to Himself had not yet arrived!

In (John) 8:58, we see the Jews becoming so upset they tried to stone Him on the spot!

“I tell you the truth,” Yeshua answered, “before Abraham was born, I Am!” At this, THEY PICKED UP STONES TO STONE HIM, but Yeshua hid Himself, slipping away from the Temple guards.

In (John) 10:30-33, 39, it is PLAINLY revealed the Jews were trying to STONE HIM FOR BLASPHEMY:

“I and the Father are one.” Again the Jews PICKED UP STONES TO STONE HIM, but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you STONE me?” “We are not STONING you for any of these,” replied the Jews, “but for BLASPHEMY, because you, a mere man, CLAIM TO BE GOD.” Again they tried to seize Him, but He escaped their grasp.

The disciples became very concerned and were aghast when Yeshua determined to return to Judea: “Then He said to His disciples, ‘Let us go back to Judea.’ ‘But Rabbi,’ they said, ‘a short while ago the Jews tried to STONE you, and yet you are going back there?’” (John 11:7).

(Yet) the Messiah knew exactly what He was doing—His “time” had arrived and the events were to move inexorably toward the conclusion of His ministry and His life.

Putting all this together, we can CLEARLY see the authorities were out to STONE the Messiah FOR BLASPHEMY, and from an early date. But they were not permitted to carry out their plan UNTIL THE MESSIAH’S TIME HAD ARRIVED—the time set aside at the end of a long series of events that had to be fulfilled before the Son of God could be offered up on our behalf. And when that time arrived, the Jews WERE NO LONGER HELD BACK FROM STONING THE

MESSIAH FOR BLASPHEMY!

WHAT THEY CONSIDERED TO BE

Haim Cohn came to the same conclusion! Notice what he says:

Two incidents, reported only in John, are often cited to prove JEWISH ENMITY against Jesus: they are INCIDENTS OF STONING, when that animus took violent form. When they heard Him say in the Temple—of all places—that He had been before Abraham, the Jews “took up stones to cast at Him” (John 8:59); and again, when He proclaimed that He and God, His father, were one, “the Jews took up stones again to stone Him” (John 10:31)… (yet) when Jesus had spoken and taught in the Temple, “no man laid hands on Him, for His hour WAS NOT YET COME” (John 7:30; John 8:20). How then can it be that, though HIS HOUR WAS NOT YET COME and no man could lay hands on Him, THE JEWS STONED HIM? If His hour was not yet come, why did they seek to take Him, and He had to escape out of their hands? (John 10:39)

The words “for His hour was not yet come” carry a DOUBLE MEANING. On the one hand, they PREPARE THE GROUND FOR WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN THE HOUR COMES: then, it appears, THE JEWS WILL BE FREE FROM ALL INHIBITIONS AND GIVE FULL PLAY TO THEIR MURDEROUS AGGRESSIONS. On the other, there is a hint of the predestination of JESUS’ FATE, as if it were not the hostility and contumaciousness [rebelliousness, stubborn disobedience] of the Jews which DETERMINED THE EVENT [STONING], but solely the will of God, Who appointed428His own time and CHOSE HIS OWN INSTRUMENTS.

There is absolutely no doubt that this is what the Jewish authorities were petitioning Pilate for permission to do. And what did Pilate do? “Pilate said, ‘Take Him yourselves and JUDGE HIM BY YOUR OWN

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LAW.’” (John 18:31) In saying this, Pilate permitted the Jews to execute Yeshua ACCORDING TO THE BIBLICAL LAW. This was an UNCOMMON allowance because it subjected the Messiah to suffer BOTH the Roman method of execution (crucifixion) for sedition and treason, and the scriptural (Mosaic) execution (STONING) for blasphemy, thus fulfilling all the Old Testament prophecies. To die for ALL of us—BOTH Jew and Gentile—He had to DIE ACCORDING TO BOTH JEWISH AND GENTILE LAW!

The Apostle Paul, in the sixth chapter of Galatians, affirms that our Savior died as a result of STONING. This is what he claims: “Finally, let no one cause me trouble, FOR I BEAR ON MY BODY THE MARKS [SCARS] OF JESUS.” (Galatians 6:17) Obviously, these “marks” could NOT be the result of crucifixion—Paul was never crucified; and, if he had been, he would NEVER have lived to tell the tale! Paul’s scars, therefore, were the result of something else.

The Book of Acts reveals that Paul was STONED about four years prior to his statement in the New Testament. The very first act of persecution against Paul that’s recorded in the New Testament was STONING—see Acts 14:19-20. During this incidence, which occurred in Galatia, Paul was STONED and left for dead. By a miracle from YEHOVAH God, he got up and walked away from it, but suffered for many years as a result of the terrible punishment his body received.

Our Savior Was Blinded!

Just like the Messiah, Paul’s face and EYES were the PRIME TARGETS of those hurling the stones. Paul mentions this in Galatians 4:13-15:

And you know that on account of a PHYSICAL INFIRMITY [Gr. WEAKNESS OF THE FLESH], I preached the Gospel to you formerly; and though I was a trial to you IN MY FLESH, you did not reject or despise me; but you received me as an angel of God, EVEN AS CHRIST JESUS. Where then is your self congratulation? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have PLUCKED OUT YOUR VERY EYES AND GIVEN THEM TO ME.

It was to the HEAD AND EYES that the stones were mainly thrown, especially during the initial phases of the execution (see Mark 12:4); and remarkably, Paul indicates, in these verses, that his principal affliction had SOMETHING TO DO WITH HIS EYES!

Ernest Martin elaborates on this:

Since it was common for hostile people to hurl stones at the FACE of a person, it can readily be understood why such a stoning could have ALMOST BLINDED Paul. He wrote with LARGE ALPHABETIC LETTERS (Galatians 6:11), and this may well indicate that he had difficulty seeing clearly. The lacerations had apparently so injured Paul that there was permanent damage TO HIS EYES AND FACE. When he told the Galatians that “my trial in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected,” it STRONGLY implies that his wounds (even four years after his stoning) were ostensibly so bad and unattractive that the common thing for people to do would be to reject him from being in their company. The Galatians, however, did not reject him, but treated him like an angel of God, “EVEN AS CHRIST JESUS” (BECAUSE THEY KNEW THAT CHRIST WAS ALSO STONED AND BLINDED). Since there were no plastic surgeons to improve Paul’s outward appearance, this is, no doubt, why Paul made a special point in telling the Galatians that he BORE THE SCARS OF JESUS IN HIS BODY (Galatians 6:17). Those SCARS, no doubt, CAME FROM THE WOUNDS HE SUFFERED DURING HIS STONING.429

YES, THE MESSIAH WAS STONED IN THE FACE AND BLINDED!

Notice Psalm 38, which is a prophecy of HOW the Messiah would have to suffer:

“For thine arrows [piercers—to chop into, pierce or sever] stick fast in Me, and thy hand presseth Me sore… My heart panteth, My strength faileth me: AS FOR THE LIGHT OF MINE EYES, IT ALSO IS GONE FROM ME.” (Psalm 38:2, 10)

Psalm 69:3, which is FULL of references to the sufferings of the Messiah, also indicates this! “I am weary with my crying; my throat is dry; MY EYES FAIL while I wait for my God.”

These verses show that the Messiah WAS TO BE BLINDED; and there can hardly be a doubt that sometime during the six hours the Messiah hung on the tree, constantly being struck by stones, (that) some of them hit His eyes and blinded Him!

Mangled Beyond Recognition!

His “visage” and His “form”—the front parts of his body—were MARRED BEYOND RECOGNITION. How do you account for the fact that Mary couldn’t recognize her Master at the tomb?

429Secrets of Golgotha, p. 198.

They [the angels] asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put Him.” At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, BUT SHE DID NOT REALIZE THAT IT WAS JESUS. “Woman,” He said, “why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” THINKING HE WAS THE GARDENER, she said, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have put Him, and I will get Him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward Him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means teacher). (John 20:13-16)

The Messiah’s flesh was so mangled and His body so disfigured that even a close friend could not recognize Him! “His visage was so marred more than any man” (Isaiah 52:14). For six long hours our Savior was tormented by volleys of small, sharp, flint stones (such as are found on the Mount of Olives to this day) hurled at the front parts of His naked body while He was nailed to the tree—facing the East Gate of the Temple and the great curtain that hung from the eastern portal. These stones struck His face, His midsection and His legs, breaking the skin and dislodging the flesh—crushing and bruising and tearing, but without the force to break His bones. No wonder the Messiah was marred more than any man!

The Seder Symbolism

The Passover Seder or service has long puzzled scholars. They have been unable to see how breaking off pieces of matzos (unleavened bread) could in any way represent the body of the Messiah at His crucifixion.

Ernest Martin explains:

When Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper on the eve of His crucifixion, He took bread and BROKE it and He said this BREAKING was like His body WOULD BE BROKEN for them (Matthew 26:26). He spoke of the BREAKING of His body in the same context as the wine which represented His BLOOD which was shed at His crucifixion for the remission of sins… Since the New Testament specifically states that NO BONES in His body would be broken (John 19:36), many scholars can see no reference whatsoever to the death of Christ in the BREAKING of the unleavened bread…There are a number of Greek manuscripts and writings of several Church Fathers which provide a comment of explanation to the text of 1 Corinthians 11:24 concerning the BREAKING of the bread at the Lord’s Supper and they associated it with the BREAKING of Christ’s body at His crucifixion. They added their comments that the bread represented Christ’s body: “WHICH IS

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BROKEN FOR YOU” 430 THIS MEANS THA T THERE WERE EARLY BELIEFS THAT THE “BROKEN BREAD” IN THE CEREMONY OF THE LORD’S SUPPER DID INDEED REPRESENT THE “BROKEN BODY” OF CHRIST AT THE TIME OF HIS CRUCIFIXION…

Thus, we have the beliefs of early Christians and the prophecy of Isaiah itself that Christ’s body would indeed be BROKEN like BREAKING OFF pieces of unleavened bread. But the scourging of the soldiers before His crucifixion or the simple act of (the) crucifixion itself COULD NOT ACCOUNT FOR SUCH BREAKING OFF OF PIECES OF HIS BODY. But the act of STONING would fit the description precisely. The hurling of small and sharp stones at Christ’s body would tear away pieces of His flesh ever so slowly until, after about six hours of such treatment, He would have been hanging on the tree of crucifixion as a person whose VISAGE AND FORM would have been so marred that He would not have resembled a normal human any longer. This is how Isaiah 52:14 describes the Suffering Servant, whom all the New Testament writers identified with Christ Jesus, and I see no reason for not believing it. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EVIDENCE THAT CHRIST MET HIS DEATH BY STONING (His body torn to shreds in its frontal areas) and that He DID NOT DIE BY CRUCIFIXION ALONE.431

The next time you observe the Passover Seder remember how, when you BREAK the unleavened bread, our Passover Lamb was TORMENTED for hours by the constant barrage of sharp, flint-like stones that bruised… crushed… gouged and BROKE OFF pieces of His flesh, SPRINKLING His atoning blood on the ground before the presence of his Father’s Shekinah Glory in the Temple.

Remember, the sacrifice of the Red Heifer, which PREFIGURED the Messiah’s death so accurately, (it) did so right down to the very LOCATION of His death!

Remember that the Messiah died for the ENTIRE human race—you and me, Gentile and Jew (Israelite)—and in so doing, had to die ACCORDING TO GENTILE AND JEWISH LAW. Crucifixion satisfied the Gentile (Roman) Law and the STONING satisfied Jewish (Mosaic) Law. Without the stoning, the Messiah would have died for Gentiles ONLY! Remember that!

430Greek New Testament, UBS, p. 604

Secrets of Golgotha, pp. 189-190

Jewish & Other Evidence

Are there other sources of information that show the Messiah died as a result of STONING? Indeed there are. The early Jewish people have long known that this was the way the Messiah was put to death. The Talmud (body of Jewish civil and religious law) has an account of His very death:

On the eve of Passover, Yeshua the Nazarean WAS HANGED. For forty days before the execution took place, a herald went forth and cried, “He is going forth TO BE STONED because He has practiced sorcery and enticed Israel to apostasy. Anyone who can say anything in His favor let him come forward and plead on His behalf.” But since nothing was brought forward in His favor, HE WAS HANGED on the eve of Passover.432

The word “hanged” in this instance does NOT refer to hanging by the neck, but to being “attached” or “transfixed” to a tree. This historical reference in the Talmud shows that the Jews were aware that Yeshua the Messiah was actually STONED WHILE HANGING on the tree of crucifixion.

It is interesting to note that the Jewish authorities in Jerusalem had been PUBLICLY PROCLAIMING (during the forty days before the Passover in A.D. 31) that Yeshua deserved to be STONED for His teachings and statements. The Book of John shows that the apostles were well aware of this pronouncement and constantly reminded the Messiah of it. Notice John 11:8 once again: “But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews tried to STONE you, and yet you are going back there [to Judea]?”

(John) 11:55-57 shows that the chief priests and Pharisees had issued orders for His arrest: “When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, many went up from the country to Jerusalem for their ceremonial cleansing before the Passover. They kept looking for Jesus, and as they stood in the Temple area, they asked one another, ‘What do you think? Isn’t He coming to the Feast at all?’ But the chief priests and Pharisees HAD GIVEN ORDERS that if anyone found out where Jesus was, he should report it so that they might arrest Him.” And true to the words of the Talmud, they had Yeshua STONED while hanging on the tree of crucifixion in order to fulfill the Law of Moses regarding a person who BLASPHEMED against YEHOVAH God.

In the book Rabbinic Essays,433 we find FURTHER EVIDENCE our

432Sanhedrin, 43b
433Rabbinic Essays by Jason Z. Lauterback, pp. 494-497

Savior died as a result of stoning. Recalling a Jewish Baraita (Jewish teaching that was not codified when the first part of the Talmud was put together), the author states that the Messiah met His death BY STONING and NOT by crucifixion alone. After a long discussion on this subject, the Baraita says: “He [the Messiah] is going out TO BE STONED,” followed by, “they hanged Him.” () This early Jewish tradition PLAINLY SHOWS that our Passover Lamb was indeed STONED TO DEATH while hanging on the “accursed tree.”

In Luke 23:27-28 we read:

And a great multitude of the people followed Him [to Golgotha], and WOMEN WHO ALSO MOURNED AND LAMENTED HIM. But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.”

Mark notes what happened when the Messiah and the women arrived at the execution site: “Then they gave Him WINE MINGLED WITH MYRRH to drink, but He did not take it.” (Mark 15:23) The “wine mingled with myrrh” was given to the condemned to deaden the pain, and was part of an old Jewish custom.

Haim Cohn explains this:

From Luke we know that “there followed Him a great company of people, AND OF WOMEN, which also bewailed and lamented Him” (Luke 23:27), and they would of a surety have followed Him all the way to Golgotha. Combining both traditions [Luke 23:2, Mark 15:23], it may, I think, be permissible to infer that it was the WOMEN ACCOMPANYING JESUS on His way to execution, and attending Him in His last hours on the cross, who BROUGHT THE WINE AND BEGGED HIM TO DRINK: it was an ancient Jewish custom that a condemned man, when led to the place of execution, had to be given a DRAFT OF WINE WITH INCENSE IN IT, “in order that He may lose His mind,” that is, become unconscious; and it was “the dear women of Jerusalem who volunteered and brought the wine” and offered it to Him.434 This custom is told in the Talmud IN CONNECTION WITH CONVICTS ABOUT TO BE STONED… “the dear women of Jerusalem” saw to it that… a man ABOUT TO DIE BY STONING should be anesthetized against excess of pain.435

This custom passed into law, Maimonides (Jewish philosopher of the 12th-century) ruling that, when being led to his execution BY STONING, the convict had to be given a DRINK OF WINE WITH

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435B Sanhedrin, 43a

The Trial and Death of Jesus, KTAV Publishing House, N.Y., 1977, pp. 217-218.

INCENSE, so that he may get intoxicated and insensible—and ONLY THEN was he to be STONED. (Mishneh Torah, Hilkhot Sanhedrin 13, 2). This is FURTHER PROOF the Messiah suffered according to the Mosaic Law AND Roman law!

Ernest Renan, one of the leading biographers of Yeshua during the nineteenth century, understood clearly that the Messiah had been STONED as He hung on the gallows or tree:

And if ever a crime was that of a nation, it was the murder of Jesus. It was a “legal” murder, in the sense that its primary cause was THE LAW WHICH WAS THE VERY SOUL OF THE NATION. The MOSAIC LAW pronounced the death penalty for any attempt to CHANGE the established cult. Jesus, no doubt, attacked that cult and aspired to destroy it… Christianity has been intolerant; but intolerance is not essentially Christian. It is Jewish, in this sense that Judaism was the first to vest religion with a theory of the absolute, postulating that every reformer—EVEN THOUGH SUPPORTING HIS DOCTRINE WITH MIRACLES—MUST BE DRAGGED TO THE GALLOWS [TREE, CROSS] AND STONED BY ALL AND SUNDRY.436

The Final Fulfillment

Once we realize that people were throwing sharp, flint-like stones (such as those found on the Mount of Olives) at Yeshua’s naked body for almost SIX HOURS, we can easily understand WHY He died so quickly. Isaiah 52 and 53 were PERFECTLY fulfilled. His flesh was so TORN AWAY from the bones on the front part of His body that bystanders could hardly tell He was a human being. His flesh was so mangled and His body so DISFIGURED that it was almost impossible to recognize Him. “His VISAGE was so marred MORE than any man, and His FORM more than the sons of man.” (Isaiah 52:14)

In the initial stages of the stoning the head received the brunt of the punishment; and there can be no doubt several of the stones at least struck His eyes and BLINDED Him, thus fulfilling Psalm 38.

His body was truly BROKEN FOR US; and it is this terrible stoning that we commemorate when we break the matzos during the Passover Seder. How much MORE MEANING the Passover service will have for us now that we understand this crucial truth about the death of our Passover Lamb!

436La Vie de Jesus, 8th ed., Paris, 1863, pp. 411-412.

The tremendous symbolism pictured by the sacrifice of the Red Heifer really comes to life when we see how the Messiah SPRINKLED His blood on the ground before the Sanctuary. And the only action that could sprinkle the blood on the ground in such a manner, was the STONING He received. THE MESSIAH DIED FOR US PRIMARILY AS A RESULT OF THE TERRIBLE STONING HE ENDURED AS HE HUNG ON THE TREE—THUS BECOMING AN ATONEMENT FOR BOTH JEW (ISRAELITE) AND GENTILE!

We should thank our Heavenly Father for giving up His only begotten Son; and thank our Lord and Savior for the SACRIFICE He made on our behalf so we can qualify to become members of the God family and inherit the entire universe. May YEHOVAH God help us to continually keep this in mind!437

Daniel 9:26 is going to happen to those of us who have not kept the Ten Commandments as we agreed to keeping at Mount Sinai. Yet, many of you will say you are under the New Covenant and will not have to pay the price for failing or opting not to keep Yehovah’s Commandments.

Yet Yehshua says:

17“Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete. 18 For truly, I say to you, until the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah until all be done. 19 Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.” (Matthew 5:17-19)

Yehshua Himself also said, “If you love Me, keep My Commandments.” (John 14:15) We also read earlier that if you claim to love Yehshua and be one of His followers, then you are also going to be keeping the Father’s Commandments—the very same ones the finger of Yehovah inscribed on tablets of stone and bestowed upon Moses from atop Mount Sinai.

21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.” (John 14:21)

24 “He who does not love Me does not keep My Words, and the Word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.” (John 14:24)

3 And by this we know that we have known Him, if we keep His

437http://hope-of-israel.org/stonejes.htm, Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH)

commandments. 4 He who says, “I have known Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His Word, truly in this one the love of God is perfected. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked. (1 John 2:3-6)

The Covenant inscribed in stone atop Mount Sinai was also going to be written on the hearts of men at a future time. This is the Covenant of which Yehshua made. The Law has not been done away with, but now is to be inscribed indelibly on the hearts and innermost being of all who call upon and believe upon Yehshua!

30 But each one shall die for his own crookedness—whoever eats sour grapes, his teeth shall be blunted. 31“See, the days are coming,” declares ????, “when I shall make a new covenant with the house of Yisra’el and with the house of Yehudah, 32 not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares 33 .????“For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’el after those days, declares ????: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. 34 And no longer shall they teach, each one his neighbor, and each one his brother, saying,‘Know ????,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares ????.“For I shall forgive their crookedness, and remember their sin no more.” 35 Thus said ????, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the laws of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea, and its waves roar—???? of hosts is His Name: 36“If these laws vanish from before Me,” declares then the seed of Yisra’el shall also cease from being a nation“ ,???? before Me forever.” (Jeremiah 31:30-36)

Again, when we look at what the Book of Hebrews has to say on the matter, we are reminded of the judgment that we stand to bring upon ourselves.

26 For if we sin purposely after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a slaughter offering for sins, 27 but some fearsome anticipation of judgment, and a fierce fire which is about to consume the opponents. 28 Anyone who has disregarded the Torah of Mosheh dies without compassion on the witness of two or three witnesses. 29 How much worse punishment do you think shall he deserve who has trampled the Son of Elohim underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was set apart as common, and insulted the Spirit of favor? (Hebrews 10:26-29)

Even though you claim to be under the “New Covenant,” you fail entirely to take into account the fact that the New Covenant is a RENEWED Covenant of Mount Sinai taking the same laws written on stone and transferring them, through the Holy Spirit,

to being written and inscribed on your hearts. Therefore, if you do not and will not keep all Ten Commandments, then you too, can look forward to the very same judgment that will come upon those Daniel 9:26 is referring to if you are counted amongst those found breaking the Covenant agreement.

Let us again read the following verse in Daniel 9:

26 And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off and have naught. (Daniel 9:26)

Here is what this is telling you and me one more time:

After sixty-two Shabua, or after the year 1996 (in the last Jubilee Cycle), Israel, the anointed of Yehovah, who agreed at Mount Sinai to the Covenant and then broke faith with Yehovah and, in like manner, those of us who came after who continue to break faith with Yehovah, will be cut off; that is, cut down and destroyed, so that they, utterly perish for having not kept the very same Torah that we agreed to at Mount Sinai; our marriage contract that we have broken.

Yes, we were redeemed and the Messiah paid the ultimate price at the tree when He was crucified in our stead. But this was for those of us who repented and returned to keeping that very same Torah that we had broken. It does not allow us to continue to not keep the Law now! Those of us who continue to break the Torah will have to pay the price of breaking the Blood Covenant of Mount Sinai with our very own lives! But those of us who repent have already had our sin debt paid for in full by Yehshua.

But we are not done with this verse yet. It also says:

  • • “Messiah shall be cut off and have naught.”
  • • “Shall be cut off, but not for Himself” is from the N.K.J.V.
  • • “Will be cut off and have nothing” is from C.J.B.But here is the actual meaning. Read it:H369: ??? ‘ayin ay’-yinAs if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle: else, except, fail [father-] less, be gone, in [-curable], neither, never, no (where), none, nor (any, thing), not, nothing, to nought, past, un [-searchable], well-nigh, without, compare H370.Israel is going to be cut off, cut down, destroyed and consumed. They will be as though they never existed. They will be no more; they will be fatherless. That is without our Father Yehovah.

What you’re reading is that the State of Israel, along with the U.S.A. and the U.K., will be so utterly destroyed that they will be as if they had not existed. They will be wiped off the face of the Earth!!! They will be completely gone!

I have explained in detail in The Prophecies of Abraham how, 90% of the U.S.A., 90% of the U.K., 90% of Canada, 90% of Australia and 90% of the State of Israel will be, for all practical intents and purposes, gone entirely—or, in other words, 270 million Americans, 54,000,000 Britons, 27,000,000 Canadians, 22,000,000 Australians and over 1,000,000 Jews destroyed and killed

Assyria in the Bible is today known as the nation of Germany and it is by Germany, the rod of Yehovah that we must all pass under.

5 “Woe to Ashshur, the rod of My displeasure and the staff in whose hand is My displeasure. 6 Against a defiled nation I send him, and against the people of My wrath I command him to seize the spoil, to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mud of the streets.” (Isaiah 10:5-6)

But this rod has another job as well as we are told in Ezekiel. Only every tenth one will be saved. The rest will be destroyed.

33 “As I live,” declares the Master ????, “do not I, with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out, reign over you? 34 And I shall bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the lands where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out. 35 And I shall bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and shall enter into judgment with you face to face there. 36 As I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Mitsrayim, so I shall enter into judgment with you,” declares the Master 37 .???? “And I shall make you pass under the rod, and shall bring you into the bond of the covenant, 38 and purge the rebels from among you, and those who transgress against Me. From the land where they sojourn I bring them out, but they shall not come into the land of Yisra’e?l. And you shall know that I am ????.” (Ezekiel 20:33-38)

We can go back to the times of Jacob to find out why this is the way it is—why today when we are in the time known as “Jacob’s Trouble,” of which only 10% will be saved out of it.

22 (T)hen this stone which I have set as a standing column shall be Elohim’s house, and of all that You give me, I shall certainly give a tenth to You. (Genesis 28:22)

Many think this is speaking of tithing and they use it to justify tithing to the church. But is this really what is being spoken of here? In the first half of the verse is the pillar stone upon which every King of Israel would come and be anointed as they vowed to keep the Torah in front of Yehovah. These kings came forth from the loins of Jacob. The tenth that Jacob was vowing here were of his descendants—a tenth part or 10%. Consequently, it is this 10% that we see being spared in the prophecy of Daniel.

I still have more information in this verse 26 for you to come to grips with on top of this terrible news I have just shared with you.

I have gone a little more than I should have in quoting from The 2300 Days of Hell. I wanted you to see what this blood covenant was about and also how Yehshua was killed so that His blood was spilled. But also to show you how it was the fulfillment of the Red Heifer sacrifice. Now let me also at this time, share with you some more about the Red Heifer.

According to Scripture, the greatest defilement of all is death. Therefore, the sin offering for its purification was itself the most marked. Sin renders fellowship with YEHOVAH God impossible; sin was death; it causes death (Romans 6:23). Death is evidence of its sway.

Therefore the Law of YEHOVAH God made exceptional providence for its purification. Says Alfred Edersheim in his book The Temple: Its Sacrifices and Services, “‘A red heifer without spot,’ that is, without any white or black hair on its hide, without ‘blemish, and on which never yoke came,’ was to be sacrificed as a sin-offering (Numbers 19:9, 17), and that outside the camp, not in the sanctuary, and by the son of, or by the presumptive successor to the high priest. The blood of this sacrifice was to be sprinkled seven times with the finger, not on the altar, but towards the sanctuary; then the whole animal — skin, flesh, blood, and dung — burned, the priest casting into the midst of the burning ‘cedar wood, hyssop, and scarlet.’ The ashes of this sacrifice were to be gathered by ‘a man that is clean,’ and laid up ‘without the camp in a clean place.’ But the priest, he that burned the red heifer, and who gathered her ashes, were to be ‘unclean until the even,’ to wash their clothes, and the two former also to ‘bathe,’ their flesh ‘in water’ (Numbers 19:7, 8).”

The red heifer offering is a sin-offering, yet it differs from all other sin-offerings. Says Edersheim, “The sacrifice was to be of pure red color; one ‘upon which never came yoke’; and a female, all other sin offerings for the congregation being males (Leviticus 4:14). These particulars symbolically point to life in its freshness, fullness, and fruitfulness — that is, the fullest life and the spring of life. But what distinguished it even more from all others was, that it was a sacrifice offered once for all (at least so long as its ashes lasted); that its blood was sprinkled, not on the altar, but outside the camp towards the sanctuary; and that it was wholly burnt, along with cedar wood, as the symbol of imperishable existence; hyssop, as that of purification from corruption; and ‘scarlet,’ which from its color was the emblem of life….But even this is not all. The gathered ashes with running water were sprinkled on the third and seventh days on that which was to be purified. Assuredly, if death meant ‘the wages of sin,’ this purification pointed, in all its details, to ‘the gift of God,’ which is ‘eternal life,’ through the sacrifice of Him in whom is the fullness of life” (p. 279-281).

There is a Jewish tradition that Solomon, who understood all the meanings of all the ordinances of YEHOVAH God, was stumped by the symbolism of the red heifer. Jewish tradition itself was unable to understand the meaning of the red heifer; Jews to this day are in ignorance of its symbolism. What does it really signify?

The Awesome Symbolism of the Red Heifer

The red heifer pictured the sacrifice of YEHOVAH’s “only begotten Son,” Yeshua the Messiah (John 3:16). The femaleness of the sacrifice pictured the Messiah as the perfectly submissive sacrifice.

The color “red” of the sacrifice pictured his being fully and completely “human,” having partaken of human nature since he was born of human parents — Joseph and Mary (John 1:14; John 6:42; Hebrews 2:14). The very name “Adam” or “man” in Hebrew means “red,” or “ruddy.”

The red heifer was sacrificed very rarely, and its ashes served to purify so long as they existed, until they ran out. Even so, the Messiah “offered one sacrifice for sins for ever” (Hebrews 10:12); we are “sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (v. 10), “For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified” (v. 14).

The red heifer was also led up to the Mount of Olives, outside the city of Jerusalem, to be sacrificed. “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without [outside] the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach” (Hebrews 13:12-13). Likewise, the Messiah was led from the Temple porticoes to the Mount of Olives, where he was slain for our sins, in full view of the Temple itself (Matthew 27:50-54). Note that the Roman centurion “saw the earthquake, and those things that were done” (v. 54), including the rending of the Temple veil, or massive curtain, from his vantage point at the crucifixion site. This means he must have been standing on the Mount of Olives, just east of the Temple, the only point outside the city where the entrance to the Temple, and the veil, would have been visible.

What a perfect picture the red heifer offering is of the Messiah, the first-born Son of YEHOVAH God without blemish or spot, who “became sin [i.e., a sin offering] for us, who knew no sin, that we might become the righteousness of God through him” (II Corinthians 5:21).

Even though they understood it not, the Jews were even more precise as to its prescription and the precision of its ceremony. Says Edersheim: “The first object was to obtain a proper ‘red heifer’ for the sacrifice. The Mishnah (Parah, i., ii.) states the needful age of such a red heifer as from two to four, and even five years; the color of its hide, two white or black hairs springing from the same follicle disqualifying it; and how, if she had been put to any use, though only a cloth had been laid on her, she would no longer answer the requirement that upon her ‘never came yoke’ ” (p. 282-283).

Seven days before the red heifer was to be killed, the priest appointed to perform the task was separated and kept in the Temple where he was daily sprinkled with the ashes of the previous red heifers. He was to wear his white priestly garments when bringing the sacrifice. There was an arched roadway that led from the Eastern Gate of the Temple, across the Kidron Valley, to the Mount of Olives. It was “double arched, that is, arched over the supporting pillars, for fear of any possible pollution through the ground upwards. Over this the procession passed” — even as the Messiah himself was led in a procession from the Temple, outside the city of Jerusalem, to the very spot where the red heifers were sacrificed, on the Mount of Olives, overlooking the entrance to the Temple.

“On the Mount of Olives,” Edersheim continues, “the elders of Israel were already in waiting. First, the priest immersed his whole body, then he approached the pile of cedar-, pine-, and fig-wood which was heaped up like a pyramid, but having an opening in the middle, looking towards the west [the Temple]. Into this the red heifer was thrust, and bound, with its head towards the south and its face looking to the west, the priest standing east of the sacrifice, his face, of course, also turned westwards. Slaying the sacrifice with his right hand, he caught up the blood in his left. Seven times he dipped his finger in it, sprinkling it towards the Most Holy Place, which he was supposed to have in full view over the Porch of Solomon or through the eastern gate. Then, immediately descending, he kindled the fire. As soon as the flames burst forth, the priest, standing outside the pit in which the pile was built up, took cedar wood, hyssop, and ‘scarlet’ wool, asking three times as he held up each: ‘Is this cedar wood? Is this hyssop? Is this scarlet?’ so as to call to the memory of everyone the Divine ordinance. Then tying them together with the scarlet wool, he threw the bundle upon the burning heifer. The burnt remains were beaten into ashes by sticks or stone mallets and passed through coarse sieves; then divided into three parts — one of which was kept in the Temple-terrace (the Chel), the other on the Mount of Olives, and the third distributed among the priesthood throughout the land” (ibid., 283-284).

The cedar wood has a sweet fragrance, depicting the sweetness of the aroma of the sacrifice of the Messiah who died for us; the hyssop depicts the astringent cleansing and purification of his sacrifice, removing all sin. “Purge me with hyssop,” David prayed, “and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow” (Psalm 51:7). The “scarlet” depicts the red blood, the source of life. The life of flesh is the blood (Genesis 9:4). YEHOVAH says: “For the life of the flesh is in the blood…it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul” (Leviticus 17:11).

The blood of the Messiah, poured out for us, atones for our lives. “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more, then, being justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him” (Romans 5:8-9). YEHOVAH God says: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:18). “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it” (v. 19-20).

According to the history of the Jewish people, Edersheim tells us, “altogether, from the time of Moses to the final destruction of the Temple, only seven, or else nine, such red heifers had been offered: the first by Moses, the second by Ezra, and the other five, or else seven, between the time of Ezra and that of the taking of Jerusalem by the Romans. We only add that the cost of this sacrifice, which was always great, since a pure red heifer was very rare, was defrayed from the Temple treasury” (p. 285).

When we look carefully at the mysterious sacrifice of the “red heifer,” it becomes obvious that it is a remarkable portrayal of the only true “sin-offering” of all time, the sacrifice of Yeshua the Messiah, who died for us on the Mount of Olives, in full view of the assembled Jewish leadership, almost 2,000 years ago. It is a stunning type of the sacrifice of the Messiah!

The Azazel Goat is Satan…. so the other Goat is…..

When I was reading my bible about the Azazel Goat while working on this series of News Letters, the obvious almost knocked me over. How come all these people are so blind? It is obvious.

John 12:37-41 as he quotes Isaiah 53:1 And Isaiah 6:10-11 But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke:
“Lord, who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again:
“He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts,
Lest they should see with their eyes,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.”
These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.

It is Yehovah who is hardening the hearts of some so that they can no longer see the obvious. Do not let your heart become so hardened that you stop learning.

I want you all to read this chapter in Lev and learn from it what is obvious.

Lev 16:1-34 Now the Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered profane fire before the Lord, and died; and the Lord said to Moses: “Tell Aaron your brother not to come at just any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, lest he die; for I will appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.
“Thus Aaron shall come into the Holy Place: with the blood of a young bull as a sin offering, and of a ram as a burnt offering. He shall put the holy linen tunic and the linen trousers on his body; he shall be girded with a linen sash, and with the linen turban he shall be attired. These are holy garments. Therefore he shall wash his body in water, and put them on. And he shall take from the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats as a sin offering, and one ram as a burnt offering.
“Aaron shall offer the bull as a sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his house. He shall take the two goats and present them before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. Then Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats: one lot for the Lord and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat on which the Lord’s lot fell, and offer it as a sin offering. But the goat on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make atonement upon it, and to let it go as the scapegoat into the wilderness.
“And Aaron shall bring the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his house, and shall kill the bull as the sin offering which is for himself. Then he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from the altar before the Lord, with his hands full of sweet incense beaten fine, and bring it inside the veil. And he shall put the incense on the fire before the Lord, that the cloud of incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the Testimony, lest he die. He shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east side; and before the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.
“Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering, which is for the people, bring its blood inside the veil, do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and before the mercy seat. So he shall make atonement for the Holy Place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions, for all their sins; and so he shall do for the tabernacle of meeting which remains among them in the midst of their uncleanness. There shall be no man in the tabernacle of meeting when he goes in to make atonement in the Holy Place, until he comes out, that he may make atonement for himself, for his household, and for all the assembly of Israel. And he shall go out to the altar that is before the Lord, and make atonement for it, and shall take some of the blood of the bull and some of the blood of the goat, and put it on the horns of the altar all around. Then he shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, cleanse it, and consecrate it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.
“And when he has made an end of atoning for the Holy Place, the tabernacle of meeting, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat. Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, concerning all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and shall send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a suitable man. The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to an uninhabited land; and he shall release the goat in the wilderness.
“Then Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of meeting, shall take off the linen garments which he put on when he went into the Holy Place, and shall leave them there. And he shall wash his body with water in a holy place, put on his garments, come out and offer his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people, and make atonement for himself and for the people. The fat of the sin offering he shall burn on the altar. And he who released the goat as the scapegoat shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward he may come into the camp. The bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Holy Place, shall be carried outside the camp. And they shall burn in the fire their skins, their flesh, and their offal. Then he who burns them shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward he may come into the camp.
“This shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who dwells among you. For on that day the priest shall make atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins before the Lord. It is a sabbath of solemn rest for you, and you shall afflict your souls. It is a statute forever. And the priest, who is anointed and consecrated to minister as priest in his father’s place, shall make atonement, and put on the linen clothes, the holy garments; then he shall make atonement for the Holy Sanctuary, and he shall make atonement for the tabernacle of meeting and for the altar, and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly. This shall be an everlasting statute for you, to make atonement for the children of Israel, for all their sins, once a year.” And he did as the Lord commanded Moses.

Now go and read what it says in the book of Revelation.

Rev 20:1-3 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.

But the goat on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make atonement upon it, and to let it go as the scapegoat into the wilderness.

“And when he has made an end of atoning for the Holy Place, the tabernacle of meeting, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat. Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, concerning all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and shall send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a suitable man. The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to an uninhabited land; and he shall release the goat in the wilderness.

The very same thing described in the Day of Atonement of letting the Goat upon which the sins of the world belong, is taken away into the wilderness is the very same event that foretells of the time when Satan, the Azazel Goat is locked away for the 7th Millennium. This is so obvious anyone can see it. I hope you do.

The Azazel Goat each year on the Day of Atonement represented Satan. The sins of the world were placed upon it. That is Satan who has caused sin to enter this world is symbolically through the goat held responsible for this. This is why the High Preist places his hand on the head of the Azazel Goat and confesses all the sins of Israel upon it.

The OTHER Goat, the one that is sacrificed for a sin offering is Yehovah.

Lev 16:9 And Aaron shall present the goat upon which the lot fell for YEHOVAH and offer him for a sin-offering.

Yehovah is represented by the other Goat and this goat once a year represented Yehovah being killed as a sin offering. It is the exact same thing as the Azael Goat representing Satan and being locked away or thrown off a cliff in the wilderness of Azazel.

Why do you think we fast on this day and only on this day once a year? Because it was on this day that Yehovah was showing us that He would die at the hands of His creation for His creation.

Yehovah was represented as the Goat that was killed on Atonement

Yehovah was represented as the lamb killed at Passover. Passover and Atonement are connected.

Exodus 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.

Yehovah was represented as the Red Heifer that was killed.

Yehovah was represented as the daily lambs killed at 9 AM and 3 PM each day.

Yehovah was represented as the Turtle Doves that were sacrificed.

Yehovah was represented as the Grain Offerings. He is the Bread of Life.

Yehovah was represented as the blood by the very animals that Abraham cut in two and let the blood flow between them in which Yehovah walked through to seal the covenant.

Genesis 15:1-21 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”
And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
Then He said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.”
And he said, “Lord God, how shall I know that I will inherit it?”
So He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, down the middle, and placed each piece opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. And when the vultures came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him. Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”
And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces. On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying:
“To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates— the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

We also read about the sacrifice of Isaac in the very place where the Messiah would be sacrificed about 1800 years later. Here Yehovah is telling Abraham to sacrifice a human being. This was symbolic of what Yehovah Himself was going to do. We often stay at this very spot while we are in Jerusalem.

Gen 22:1-14 Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!”
And he said, “Here I am.”
Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”
So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.”
So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together. But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!”
And he said, “Here I am, my son.”
Then he said, “Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”
And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.
Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!”
So he said, “Here I am.”
And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”
Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

Again at Mount Sinai, it was Yehovah who spoke and who made the covenant with the tribes of Israel. Israel broke that covenant and sinned. And yet right from the beginning HE, Yehovah was saying He was willing to die for Israel on the Day of Atonement, by the sacrifice that was done this day for the time when we sinned. This is such a big deal and this is why we fast on this day.

No, Yehovah is not talking about human sacrifices but each and every sacrifice that was done at the Temple represented the time when Yehovah Himself would be killed at some time in the future. That time has now come when all the sacrifices were represented in the events of that day on the 14th of the 1st month in 31 C.E. when He Yehovah, God With Us, Emmanuel, was killed for our sakes.

Passover, Unleavened Bread, Shavuot, Trumpets, Atonement, Sukkot, the 8th Day Feast, the Daily Sacrifices, The Red Heifer sacrifice are all about Yehovah and His love for us and His plan for our salvation.

It is Satan who wants to be like the Most High and has come to us acting like Him but who is not Yehovah.

Isaiah 14:12-17 “How you are fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’
Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,
To the lowest depths of the Pit.
“Those who see you will gaze at you,
And consider you, saying:
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
Who made the world as a wilderness
And destroyed its cities,
Who did not open the house of his prisoners?’

Satan is the Azazel goat that looks just like the goat that represents Yehovah. You cannot tell them apart. The only way to know is to study your Torah. Christianity does not read nor obey the Torah. They instead follow the Azazel Goat. The Scape Goat. They have fallen for the lie that this is the Goat that dies and is blamed for sins it did not do, the Scape Goat. You have been deceived. The Azazel goat represents Satan. The Goat that is sacrificed represents and is spotless is Yehovah.

All of this was done to show you His love for us. And today we have many falling away denying that love and denying what He did. And yet many of them are going to keep each of the Holy Days and remember the sacrifices done on those days. But they will not see Yehovah in any of it. It is to them just another religious exercise. But to me, it is an act of intimate love between Yehovah and me and all those who choose to obey Him.

The Feast Dates

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  1. Hi Everyone

    Lately we’ve been putting out a call for volunteers to come and work with Sighted Moon. We’ve been really delighted at the response and are so happy to have you join us in this work.

    Some of you are stepping up with donations and book purchases and we thank you so very much for what you have done and are continuing to do in this way. Some of you are buying books to give away to others. Thank you for your purchases and for partnering with us in this work. It means such a lot to have your support.

    The past few weeks Joe and I have realised that many of you would like to be part of the work Sighted Moon is doing around the world, but firstly, you’re not sure how to help and secondly, many of you would prefer to remain anonymous.

    Myself and an anonymous person, whom we shall call 2020Deadline, have been working on a letter writing campaign. We are looking for people who can send pre-written template letters and/emails to famous people, public figures, state leaders, politicians, teen icons, magazine editors, sporting heroes, talk shows, conspiracy news talk hosts etc etc… with a kind, non-confrontational letter, from you (not written from Joe Dumond or Sighted Moon, but from you) giving the free gift of Sighted Moon’s latest book; It was a Riddle not a Command. Then doing follow up. You would be part of a global team working from a support base of other like minded individuals, just like you, while working independently and autonomously.

    Some useful skills:
    Excel, email, Social Media, online research for contact details, other languages, comfortable calling talk-show hosts. People with knowledge of the rich & famous, knowledge of the latest influencers in fashion, political personages, internet personalities, high profile bloggers etc., people with Twitter and other active social media presence, people who follow conspiracy sites. People who follow political analysts. People who follow financials. People who follow high profile sports. People with ties to special interest groups. People who have “off the wall” ideas! People who don’t mind creating a little controversy. People who have no fear of being outrageous. People with word skills who can reduce complex information into simple, easy to understand statements. People with unique ways of saying things. People who can state clearly and concisely what they have learned from Sighted Moon without quoting the Bible! And people with a sense of humor.

    We’re not looking for one person who embodies all of those qualities… We are looking for many people who have some, lots or all. We don’t know what talent you may have that could make a difference. We are asking you to use yours. We are going to draw some serious attention to Joseph Dumond’s work.

    As believers we are all different parts of one body. One thing I’ve learned in marketing is, to reach people; speak to them where they are, using their own language. This letter writing campaign is about doing just that. We want to start a non-confrontational conversation with non- believers. We want to create new, never-before heard conversations about prophecy, Joseph Dumond and the Bible as a Future History Book.

    The mission? To tell others about Salvation and the plan that wasn’t told in Church. Joe has done such a tremendous job of writing up the plan of Salvation told in Yehovah’s feasts. And he has armed us with all the proof we need. But it is we, those of us who have learned these things, who must now share it with the millions of people who would never look at the Bible. Who will warn them if we don’t? Will you help us get that information out to the world?

    If you’ve been seeking Yehovah about how you can work for Him in these last days then maybe this is for you! If you would like to be part of a global team, that works for our King Yehovah, please write us.

    Again, this is not a Sighted Moon or Joe Dumond project. This is an independent, volunteer run project that supports the work of Sighted Moon.

    There is much work to be done. In America alone there are 240 million non-believing Christians, who need to hear the message of Yehovah’s salvation, but they won’t open their Bibles. Joe has done a tremendous job of exposing the story of salvation told in the ‘Feasts of the Lord’ … everyone needs to hear this story… and you can be part of getting that message to them. How can you tell people what is really going on in the world so that they might actually hear you? Maybe you have a unique idea, talent or venue to help push this work into the limelight. Maybe Yehovah will give us words that make sense in ears that are closed to the Bible.

    If this project excites you and you want to be involved… please write to us and let’s start a conversation about how you can get started.

    2020volunteers@paulinebenjes.com
    Or
    2020deadline@gmail.com

    Note: If you are wanting to work anonymously, you may want to consider getting a new email address that does not include any of your personal details i.e. does not include your name or location.
    Example: 2020deadline001@gmail.com

    We are also looking for someone to work with us in a management role on this project; someone to organize information and keep track of and report on, our progress.

    2020deadline and I are looking forward to hearing from you.
    Shalom

  2. Bless you Joseph for the labor of love you put into these newsletters and your books. I’m sure most of us out here on the receiving end don’t truly understand the burden you carry to get this information out, how many not only refuse it and but attack it, and yet you keep your hands to the plow. Will continue to pray for you, the ministry, all those who are like minded in your ministry who offer their help along the way. Your site has made a significant difference in my life and I use your teachings and insights in our small, home based Shabbat fellowship. May you continue to be “strong and courageous” as you serve our Creator!

  3. Greetings family,
    Such a sobering article this week. You can almost hear the straps holding the seals closed bursting with tension, ready to snap apart and open any day. I am so fed up with all the white priviledge propaganda that is being pushed on the public on social media. It doesn’t seem to be lost on a great number of people I speak with but for what ever reason people are afraid to get labelled as a White racist. It all we see on tv and movies these days. If you were born white than you have the world in your hands. Scary to see this idealism getting more and more mainstream. Not just the Jews anymore being singled out and hated on. Slavory is horrible and many white industrialist propheted off slavory like so many other races did likewiss. Even enslaving their own or selling their own to other slavor markets but we never hear about that side of the story. Our ancestors themselves were slaves but that history is now said to be hate speech. We are nearing a time where we literally need to speak out or we will forever hold our peace; LITERALLY. Yehovah will take that right from us through the loss of our own lives. Time is now to jump up into the gap and help get this message out before it too late. 2020 is at the doorstep and time is so very short. I pray you all look around and see where Yehovah has placed you in this life and find something others may not be able to do. Even if it is just sharing memes so a larger addience sees them. This is a fairly easy way to help
    Thanks you Mr. Dumond. This is still always a highlight to my week. You all inspire me to no end.
    Shabbat Shalom brethren and may you all have a blessed week (Shavua Tov)

  4. Shalom to Everyone!
    This week I have manged to write a few letters to people and send them a copy of the Riddle. I’m focusing on highly visible social media personalities who might influence a lot of people. It sure would be great if someone could find me email addresses of people I have targeted. If anyone is good at that kind of thing and wants to help please email me.
    Also, we have hundreds of email addresses of people who we are sending the book to. I have an email template and if anyone wants to help with that, please let me know. You would just have to copy the email and send it to the addresses I give you.
    Thanks be to Yehovah for this work. It is a true blessing to be able to contribute. And thank you Joseph for your diligence in teaching. And you Pauline for all that you do including your 2 cents! Lol
    Shalom
    2020deadline@gmail.com

  5. Dear Joseph,
    I have a few thoughts that probably do not need to be published for everyone.
    The tribe of Dan is not included in Revelation 7. Which three tribes left before the exile?
    How much is needed to publish the book, It was a riddle not a command? I will ask God to supply these funds. This book flows from start to finish, making it easy to read, an excellent choice to give.
    I have already encouraged my pastor to read two of your books. I am going to email my pastor the pdf of this book, and also get it to the people who helped me in my journey to believing Christ. I am talking about the Sabbath rest often now, and encourage others to make plans to rest for a day each week.
    I remember the scripture about whoever wants to save his life will lose it and whoever is willing to lose his life for My sake and the gospel will save it. I am not feeling called to move, but I am open to God leading.
    There seem to be a few resources that you use regularly. Ernest Martin, Rabbinic Essays (which author?), Alfred Edersheim. Which resources would you strongly suggest, especially for the reader who has only read the Bible and would benefit from a better understanding of the Hebrew perspective?
    Patti Hansen

    • Shabbat Shalom Patty, What your doing is exactly what we all need to be doing. Going one on one with those we know and explain it to them in a language they can understand. So do not stop doing that. The sources I use are wide and varied. So I have no one source except Yehovah. BUt it depends on the subject I am talking about. Some are authorities on that subject and others for other topics. So I depend on no single person.

      Dan was one of the tribes that escaped the Assyrians as was Zebulon. The third group, I forget. Maybe Issachar. Not sure. though.

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