For anyone who has been led by the Spirit to our teachings and thereby seeks to become a baptized member of the church, we ask that they wait for at least three months before we place them in the water. This three month period is a time in which the individual can grow with the body under the guidance of leadership, while at the same time learn the principals of self-reflection that are needed turn one away from a life of sin, to a life rooted in the righteousness. Though we understand that repentance is a lifetime commitment and that one can fall into sin even after undergoing the three-month process, this does not downplay the need for one to understand the difference between good and evil before committing to a baptism. We are met with the responsibility of making sure that we do all we can to prepare brothers and sisters for their walk in Christ.

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Elders are elected by the Spirit as overseers of the Lord’s flock. With this role comes the responsibility of guiding and instructing the sheep in righteousness.

1 Pet. 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: 2  Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 3  Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

Oversight is an important aspect of leadership. A great portion of oversight is given over to feeding the flock with knowledge that is necessary for spiritual growth. It would be irresponsible for a leader to place someone in the water without first assessing their spiritual strengths and weaknesses, understanding that a leader is responsible for the souls whom the Most High has entrusted unto him.

Heb. 13:17  Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

If after the three months the brother or sister feels that they are ready to be baptized, then we schedule a time and date for their baptism. If a brother or sister feels that they need more time to grow after the three months is up, we afford them an extended period of time for growth and development.

What Are Some of the Principles That One Should Study During the Three Months Waiting Period?

There are many things that we can point new members to when it comes to profitable doctrine. To scale it down to some of the important aspects of the Messiah’s doctrine, we refer to the book of Hebrews:

1.) You must be taught again to receive the knowledge of God’s precepts –

Heb. 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Isa. 28:9  Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

2.) Mortify your members and put away all the works of the flesh – 

Col. 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. 8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Eph. 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

1Pet. 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

Deut. 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.

Rom. 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

3.) After you have grasped the first principle of learning again, you must move on to the doctrines which lead to perfection, which is baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment –

Heb. 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2  Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3  And this will we do, if God permit.

4.) In learning about the doctrine of baptism, you will discover that it is a major step for believers in Christ, and represents a covenant with the Most High that is not to be broken. After we are washed and made clean through baptism, we must continue to learn to do well or face being devoured with the sword of the Lord. We who are baptized in Christ are baptized into his death. This means that our lives no longer belong to us, but to the Messiah. Sin can in no wise reign in our mortal bodies, understand standing to whatsoever we yield ourselves to is our master; whether unto the Most High in righteousness, or unto Satan in unrighteousness. If we sin willfully after having received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifices of sins:

Isa. 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. 18 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. 19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: 20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

Rom. 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2  God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7  For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9  Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10  For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11  Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12  Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13  Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 14  For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15  What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16  Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Col. 2:11  In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 13  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

Heb. 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5  And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6  If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. 7  For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: 8  But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. 9  But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

Heb. 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27  But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28  He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29  Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30  For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

We pray that this information serves as an answer for those who have questions and concerns about the baptism protocol of the churc

Is Christ Divided? 

1Co 1:13 Is Christ divided?as Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

If you’ve ever found yourself asking this question, you’ve more than likely become acquainted with the division that exists amongst organized religion (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, Agnosticism, Atheism, Black Consciousness, etc.). Those of us who have found Christ know for sure that the other religions are false, and therefore find it useless to argue about the divisions that exist within them. But, what about the division that exists amongst those who profess to follow Christ? If the Messiah is one, why are his followers divided in belief? It is an issue that has caused many people to put down the Bible altogether, claiming that it’s the Bible that has kept us divided as a nation. Because there’s so many facets to this question and the answer that accompanies it, would demand a book to address all its aspects. We’ll take on the task of attempting explaining within in a few pages or so.

The Curses (Deut. 28:15-68)

It seems like the curses are cited for everything that goes wrong within the nation of Israel. Whether you believe its a valid way of diagnosing our issues, or just another way of excusing our behavior, we all at some point must agree that the curses hold a prominent place in our behavior as a people.

Examples of these curses are:

– Lack of Financial Power (Deut. 28:17, Hag. 1:6)

– Failure (Deut. 28:20)

– Disease (Deut. 28:22,27)

– No Way to Provide Basic Necessities on a Nationalistic Level (Deut. 28:48)

– No Leadership (Deut. 28:36, Isa. 3:1-7,12, Ezek. 34:1-5)

One of the most telling of all that speaks to the question at hand is:

Separation Through Captivity/Slavery (Deut. 28:25,32,41,64;68)

One may ask if we’re all in the truth, why is there a need to cite the curses as a root cause of the problem for the division? The reality is that we entered the truth of Christ with the curses on us with no strategy of how to remove the residual effects of our existence. How we were raised or what we’ve become used to becomes our modus operandi, not realizing that our “normal” mode of operation has been influenced by many outside forces, one of them being the curses.

Willie Lynch (http://www.gatheringofchrist.org/willie-lynch-letter-how-to-make-a-slave/)

Mat 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

We may once again be divided on our opinion on what Willie Lynch is and was. There has even been a recent discussion relating that the Willie Lynch Letter was a forged document. What we can’t deny is that what we find in this document speaks volumes to the many issues which have kept us separate as a nation. One statement that catches the eye is “I HAVE OUTLINED A NUMBER OF DIFFERENCES AMONG THE SLAVESAND I TAKE THESE DIFFERENCES AND MAKE THEM BIGGER.I USE FEAR, DISTRUST AND ENVY FOR CONTROL PURPOSES ”. To maintain control of the slaves, Willie Lynch understood that you must magnify their differences. These differences would become a point of argument amongst the slaves, and therefore would prevent the process of unity among them. They would also create a sense of distrust amongst us, and any form of trust we do have can only be exhibited towards the slave masters. The list of differences are:

“AGE,”…COLOR” or shade. There is INTELLIGENCE, SIZE, SEX, SIZES OF PLANTATIONS, STATUS on plantations, ATTITUDE of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine hair, course hair, or is tall or short. Now that you have a list of differences, I shall give you an outline of action, but before that, I shall assure you that DISTRUST IS STRONGER THAN TRUST AND ENVY STRONGER THAN ADULATION, RESPECT OR ADMIRATION. The Black slaves after receiving this indoctrination shall carry on and will become self-refueling and self-generating for HUNDREDS of years, maybe THOUSANDS. Don’t forget, you must pitch the OLD black male vs. the YOUNG black male, and the YOUNG black male against the OLD black male. You must use the DARK skin slaves vs. the LIGHT skin slaves, and the LIGHT skin slaves vs. the DARK skin slaves. You must use the FEMALE vs. the MALE, and the MALE vs. the FEMALE. You must also have white servants and overseers [who] distrust all Blacks. But it is NECESSARY THAT YOUR SLAVES TRUST AND DEPEND ON US. THEY MUST LOVE, RESPECT AND TRUST ONLY US. Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control. Use them. Have your wives and children use them, never miss an opportunity. IF USED INTENSELY FOR ONE YEAR, THE SLAVES THEMSELVES WILL REMAIN PERPETUALLY DISTRUSTFUL.”

You would think that the truth would solve this issue. Though it restores a sense of pride, the truth provides a new list of arguments which keep us separated like:

  • Only we have the truth

  • Our group is the only group the Most High is working with

  • My tribe is better than your tribe because…

  • You’re not an Israelite if you don’t look, act, walk and talk like me

  • The diverse arguments about the woman vs. man and who’s more spiritual

  • Etc.

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (http://www.gatheringofchrist.org/post-traumatic-slave-syndrome-dr-joy-degruy-leary/)

Dr. Joy Degruy Leary, a sister who was able to put a psychological name to what we’ve been experiencing through the curses. This is just further proof that our negative experiences as a people continue to manifest themselves within our existence. She mentions in one of her lectures that she was able to identify our “syndrome” simply through examining the social habits our people. This bears witness to the truth of the curses, for the scriptures prophesied that “…they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever” (Deut.28:46).

From Whence Come Wars And Fightings Among You”?

Jas 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

One thing we can all acknowledge is that man is subject to fall, and our fall can usually be attributed to lusts. Lust can come any many forms, whether men lusting for women or women lusting for men, lust for money, lust for power, lust for attention and notoriety, etc. These lusts can begin to manifest themselves in the form of murder, fighting, and wars (Jam.4:2). What happens when men who are subject to fall to lusts, and is subject to divine curses, receives knowledge the very little people have? The result is exactly what we see today amongst Israelite groups.

Examples:

Mar 12:18 Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,

The Sadducees for whatever reason (more than likely lust) decided to adopt the idea that there was no resurrection, and therefore attempted to contend with the Messiah concerning his teachings. This is an example of how man can assure themselves in a doctrine, even to the point that they will contend with and condemn anyone who does not hold their doctrine as the truth. The Messiah had to correct them, as he told them:

Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?” (Mk. 12:24)

Luk 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Luk 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. Luk 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Here’s an example of how the Pharisees sought to deride the Messiah because of their covetousness. Yashaya taught that no man could serve God and Mammon. Because the Pharisees had a lust for money, they could not receive this understand and condemned Christ for exposing their lust. Yashaya made it clear that they sought to justify themselves before men, and that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of the Most High. Since we’re on the topic of scribes and Pharisees, it’s important to note that we have a historical track record as being separated according to doctrine, thus agreeing with the scripture that there is nothing new under the sun.

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit”

1Co 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 1Co 12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 1Co 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 1Co 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

We all have gifts that the Father has blessed us with through His grace. These gifts were given us to use as a tool to win and nourish souls for the Most High. Yet, the gifts which were given to profit withal are accompanied with lusts, agendas, and again curses. Think about some of the curses we mentioned earlier and how they affect us. Imagine that we have someone who has the knowledge of how to turn our gifts into building a financial structure that could benefit us as a whole. Now imagine that instead of using this gift to benefit the nation, they instead separate, use the gift they have for themselves, and then create a doctrine which exalts that gift above all others and anyone who does not possess this gift is now accused of not having the spirit. Sounds farfetched? Not if you’ve witnessed what goes on amongst Israelite groups. To add to this, captivity has put us in a position in which we’ve never had to deal with large-scale commerce, diplomacy, and other skills which attribute to building and keeping a nation together. You can apply this same premise to all of the curses that were mentioned earlier as an example to show why we cannot unite and build with one another. Everyone possesses a gift that they would like to hold as a means to make themselves seem more knowledgeable, special, or spiritual than everyone else.

That They All May Be One As I And My Father Are One

Joh 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; Joh 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Our unity is meant to be a sign of the Messiah’s unity with the Father. But it seems almost impossible for us to unify, seeing the many problems we have as a people. So to finally answer the question of how we will be unified, let’s see what the Most High has to say:

Christ with Gather Us Together

Gen 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Isa 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. Isa 11:12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. Isa 11:13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

Isa 56:8 The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.

Psa 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; Psa 107:3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

Hos 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. Hos 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

Psa 147:2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

Will All Groups Ever See Eye To Eye?

Isa 52:8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.

Upon entering the truth, we come in contact with a wealth of information that in many ways provide us an all new meaning to life. Attaining understanding of ourselves and the world around us keeps us on a quest for knowledge which can sometimes lead us into areas of false teachings and misinformation. Through all of the high knowledge and wisdom, we often find ourselves on a mission to remain stable in the truth.

The Messiah left behind gifts to men for the perfecting of the saints, the work of the ministry, the and for the edifying of the body:

Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

These were set in place to ensure the body has direction until we are unified in faith and knowledge (See: Jer. 32:38-39)

Eph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

They also ensured that we were no longer like children, being tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine:

Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

To be no more like children means to be no more like a child in understanding:

1Co 14:20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

Though children are innocent in malice, they are easily led astray do to the nature of their youth. Scriptures explaining the importance of disciplining a child provide examples of the simpleness of children:

Pro 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Pro 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Pro 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Pro 23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

As a child needs constant teaching, correction, supervision, so are they who are young in knowledge and faith:

Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. Heb 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

We have all experienced the process of being taught again. During this process, we are seen as babes in a spiritual since, who are in need of spiritual milk. While on the spiritual milk, we must acknowledge that we are still spiritually young, and therefore unskillful in the word of righteousness. It’s not until we come of full age that we’re able to digest spiritual meat. This growth can only come through experience, which leads one to discerning that which is good and evil. Until that time comes, it is very important that we learn from one source. This leads us to the understanding of what it means to be tossed to and fro:

…tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine…

To explain what happens to one who is a child in knowledge who is not yet grounded, the Bible uses the analogy of something being tossed to and fro by wind. We soon come to find that the idea of being tossed in this manner comes from the visual display of ship being swayed back and forth through the blowing of strong winds:

Psa 107:23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; Psa 107:24 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep. Psa 107:25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. Psa 107:26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. Psa 107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end. Psa 107:28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. Psa 107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Jas 3:4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

Mar 6:47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. Mar 6:48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

We can see by these examples the effect that winds can have on a ship. In the case of Eph. 4:14, those who are unstable in the faith are like ships, and the winds that direct them beyond their control are diverse doctrines. The same way a ship reels to and fro and staggers like a drunken man during a storm, one who is unstable staggers back and forth in a storm of confusion. This confusion prevents them from being able to remain on a straight course and leads them eventually to becoming shipwrecked (1Tim. 1:19).

by the sleight of men…

The Greek word for “sleight” is G2940 Kubeia (Koo-bi-ah) which descends from the Greek word Kubos or “cube”. Cube is in reference to dice which was used for the purpose of gambling. What does this have to do with understanding of sleight? Dice playing was (and still is) filled with deceptive tactics, otherwise known as cheating, used for the purpose of deceiving fellow players. This is where we get such verbiage as “sleight of hand”. These are the same deceptive measures used to sway those who have not yet established a foundation in the truth. You could potentially find yourself the victim to a con artist using the sleight of hand to cheat you out of your reward in heaven (Col. 2:18).

…and cunning craftiness…

The Greek word for “cunning craftiness” is G3834 Panourgia. This is the same Greek word used to describe:

1.) The craftiness of the chief priest and scribes who sought to catch the Messiah in his speech (Luke 20:19-23).

2.) The action of one who through craftiness seeks to hold the word of God deceitfully (2Cor. 4:2).

3.) The subtlety by which Satan used to deceive Eve (2Cor. 11:3)

With this being the case, one who is new to the faith must be very careful, lest like Eve was seduced by Satan’s craft, you likewise also become victim to the same form of cunning craftiness.

… whereby…

Listen carefully to the words which Paul uses to explain this message. “Whereby” may seem like an insignificant word. But when we examine everything that’s being said in context, this word not only stands out, it explains the mindset of those who used the methods of sleight and cunning craftiness. “Whereby” means that it is by these exact methods that they are able to toss the unstable to and fro.

…they lie in wait to deceive…

To lie in wait means to do something intentionally or presumptuously, and is usually associated with those who have intent to either murder or do some type of harm:

Deu 19:11 But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities:

Psa 59:3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Mic 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.

Act 23:21 But do not thou yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from thee.

Wis. 2:12 Therefore let us lie in wait for the righteous; because he is not for our turn, and he is clean contrary to our doings: he upbraideth us with our offending the law, and objecteth to our infamy the transgressings of our education.

It is the intent of those who use the aforementioned vices to deceive you.

Deceive = G4106 Planē plan’-ay a wandering, a straying about, one led astray from the right way, roams hither and thither, metaph. mental straying error, wrong opinion relative to morals or religion, error which shows itself in action, a wrong mode of acting, error, that which leads into error, deceit or fraud

After you’ve been led astray from the right way, you’re now left out there to wander, as a sheep having no shepherd. This is and always will be the end result of being tossed. We leave you with the wise words of our Messiah, who taught the principles of spiritual stability using a parable of a sower:

Tossed To and Fro -The Mission to Remain Stable

Upon entering the truth, we come in contact with a wealth of information that in many ways provides us an all new meaning to life. Attaining understanding of ourselves and the world around us keeps us on a quest for knowledge which can sometimes lead us into areas of false teachings and misinformation. Through all of the high knowledge and wisdom, we often find ourselves on a mission to remain stable in the truth.

The Messiah left behind gifts to men for the perfecting of the saints, the work of the ministry, the and for the edifying of the body:

Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

These were set in place to ensure the body has direction until we are unified in faith and knowledge (See: Jer. 32:38-39)

Eph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

They also ensured that we were no longer like children, being tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine:

Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

To be no more like children means to be no more like a child in understanding:

1Co 14:20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

Though children are innocent in malice, they are easily led astray do to the nature of their youth. Scriptures explaining the importance of disciplining a child provide examples of the simpleness of children:

Pro 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Pro 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Pro 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Pro 23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

As a child needs constant teaching, correction, supervision, so are they who are young in knowledge and faith:

Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. Heb 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

We have all experienced the process of being taught again. During this process, we are seen as babes in a spiritual since, who are in need of spiritual milk. While on the spiritual milk, we must acknowledge that we are still spiritually young, and therefore unskillful in the word of righteousness. It’s not until we come of full age that we’re able to digest spiritual meat. This growth can only come through experience, which leads one to discerning that which is good and evil. Until that time comes, it is very important that we learn from one source. This leads us to the understanding of what it means to be tossed to and fro:

…tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine…

To explain what happens to one who is a child in knowledge who is not yet grounded, the Bible uses the analogy of something being tossed to and fro by wind. We soon come to find that the idea of being tossed in this manner comes from the visual display of ship being swayed back and forth through the blowing of strong winds:

Psa 107:23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; Psa 107:24 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep. Psa 107:25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. Psa 107:26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. Psa 107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end. Psa 107:28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. Psa 107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Jas 3:4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

Mar 6:47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. Mar 6:48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

We can see by these examples the effect that winds can have on a ship. In the case of Eph. 4:14, those who are unstable in the faith are like ships, and the winds that direct them beyond their control are diverse doctrines. The same way a ship reels to and fro and staggers like a drunken man during a storm, one who is unstable staggers back and forth in a storm of confusion. This confusion prevents them from being able to remain on a straight course and leads them eventually to becoming shipwrecked (1Tim. 1:19).

by the sleight of men…

The Greek word for “sleight” is G2940 Kubeia (Koo-bi-ah) which descends from the Greek word Kubos or “cube”. Cube is in reference to dice which was used for the purpose of gambling. What does this have to do with understanding of sleight? Dice playing was (and still is) filled with deceptive tactics, otherwise known as cheating, used for the purpose of deceiving fellow players. This is where we get such verbiage as “sleight of hand”. These are the same deceptive measures used to sway those who have not yet established a foundation in the truth. You could potentially find yourself the victim to a con artist using the sleight of hand to cheat you out of your reward in heaven (Col. 2:18).

…and cunning craftiness…

The Greek word for “cunning craftiness” is G3834 Panourgia. This is the same Greek word used to describe:

1.) The craftiness of the chief priest and scribes who sought to catch the Messiah in his speech (Luke 20:19-23).

2.) The action of one who through craftiness seeks to hold the word of God deceitfully (2Cor. 4:2).

3.) The subtlety by which Satan used to deceive Eve (2Cor. 11:3)

With this being the case, one who is new to the faith must be very careful, lest like Eve was seduced by Satan’s craft, you likewise also become victim to the same form of cunning craftiness.

… whereby…

Listen carefully to the words which Paul uses to explain this message. “Whereby” may seem like an insignificant word. But when we examine everything that’s being said in context, this word not only stands out, it explains the mindset of those who used the methods of sleight and cunning craftiness. “Whereby” means that it is by these exact methods that they are able to toss the unstable to and fro.

…they lie in wait to deceive…

To lie in wait means to do something intentionally or presumptuously, and is usually associated with those who have intent to either murder or do some type of harm:

Deu 19:11 But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities:

Psa 59:3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Mic 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.

Act 23:21 But do not thou yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from thee.

Wis. 2:12 Therefore let us lie in wait for the righteous; because he is not for our turn, and he is clean contrary to our doings: he upbraideth us with our offending the law, and objecteth to our infamy the transgressings of our education.

It is the intent of those who use the aforementioned vices to deceive you.

Deceive = G4106 Planē plan’-ay a wandering, a straying about, one led astray from the right way, roams hither and thither, metaph. mental straying error, wrong opinion relative to morals or religion, error which shows itself in action, a wrong mode of acting, error, that which leads into error, deceit or fraud

After you’ve been led astray from the right way, you’re now left out there to wander, as a sheep having no shepherd. This is and always will be the end result of being tossed. We leave you with the wise words of our Messiah, who taught the principles of spiritual stability using a parable of a sower:

Mat 13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. Mat 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. Mat 13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Mat 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. Mat 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. Mat 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Mat 13:18 Hear ye, therefore, the parable of the sower. Mat 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. Mat 13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Mat 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. Mat 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. Mat 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

The Word (Christ) was with God

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, *and the Word was God. Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

*The Word was an original member of the Godhead from the beginning:

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

H430

אלהים

‘ĕlôhı̂ym

el-o-heem’

Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative: – angels, X exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

There are THREE That Bear Record in Heaven:

1Jn 5:7 For*there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and **these three are one.

* These three are the heavenly witnesses that bear record that Yashaya is the Son of God

1Jn 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 1Jn 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth

The Father’s Witness:

Mat 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Mat 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

Joh 5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

The Son’s Witness:

Joh 5:31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

Joh 8:14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.

The Holy Spirit’s Witness:

Mat 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

Act 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

Joh 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

** All Three of their records agree in one

1John 5:7 “are” = G1526 εἰσί eisi i-see’ Third person plural present indicative of G1510; they are:agree, are, be, dure, X is, were.

More Proof

1Jn 5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

As the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit bear record of Yashaya in heaven, the Spirit, the water, and the blood bear record of Yashaya on earth:

Joh 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. Joh 19:35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.

The same way that the Spirit is different than water and water is a different entity that blood, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three different entities. It is their witness of the Messiah that agrees in one. To “Be One” or to “Agree in One” means to be in unity:

Joh 10:30 I and my Father are one.

Joh 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; Joh 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

The Father and the Son Have Two Separate Lives:

Joh 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

Christ is the Son of God:

Mat 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

Mat 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Mar 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

Psa 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Pro 30:4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?

Rev 2:18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;

Christ is the Firstborn, Made in the Image of God:

Col 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Who is Christ Praying To?

Mat 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

Mat 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Christ Thought it Not Robbery to be EQUAL With God?

Php 2:6 Who, *being in the form of God, **thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

*As we have shown earlier, Christ was made in the image of God (Col. 1:15). ** Why did Christ think it, not robbery to be equal with God?

Joh 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

Joh 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

After All, Things are Subdued, Christ Will Also be Subject to the Father:

1Co 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 1Co 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

The Word “Tongues” in the Bible is Used to Denote Languages:

Gen 10:5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Gen 10:20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

Gen 10:31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

Exo 4:10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

Deu 28:49 The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

Ezr 4:7 And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their companions, unto Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was written in the Syrian tongue, and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.

Isa 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

Isa 33:19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.

Joh 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.

Act 21:40 And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying,

Act 22:2 (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)

Act 26:14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

1Co 12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 1Co 12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

Rev 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Rev 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Rev 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

Rev 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

The Origin of Divers Tongues Goes Back to the Tower of Babel

Gen 11:1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. Gen 11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. Gen 11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. Gen 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. Gen 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. Gen 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Gen 11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. Gen 11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Gen 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

What Happened on the Day of Pentecost?

Act 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Act 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. Act 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

This Spirit, which is later identified as the Holy Spirit, was revealed unto those who were present on the day of Pentecost. The Spirit was manifest as cloven (divided-G1266) tongues, which had the appearance of fire, and sat upon each of them.

Act 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

The Bible confirms that it was the Holy Spirit which filled them, and they began to speak with tongues (languages as we will prove) as the “Spirit gave them utterance”. This means that they only spake what the Spirit revealed unto them to speak, not an act of unintelligible speech accompanied with convulsions. There was a message which the Spirit was bringing forth from on high that all who were present had to receive.

Act 2:5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

As we bear in mind that the Holy Spirit provides a diversity of gifts (See. 1Cor. 12:9-10), there was a reason why the Spirit manifested itself through the gift of tongues. There were Jews present who came from out of every nation under heaven. As we read in Gen 10 and 11, all nations were divided according to kindred, nation, and “tongue”. The Jews through disobedience were scattered among these same nations, and therefore adopted their tongues or languages. In order for the message to be communicated, the curse of Babel had to be reversed for the sake of the Gospel.

Act 2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

In other words, a Jew who spoke Greek was able to understand the speech of a Jew that spoke Arabic. The amazing aspect of this is that though his neighboring fellow spoke Arabic, the Jew that spoke Greek would hear and understand him as if he’s conversing in Greek. It would be as if someone spoke to you and I in Latin, but yet the Spirit communicated it to us in English. Keep in mind that these tongues are languages that exist, as the Bible confirms that “every man heard them speak in his own LANGUAGE”.

Act 2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? Act 2:8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

Many of the Apostles their disciples being Galilaeans (Acts 1:2-3,11), naturally spoke the Galilean dialect of Hebrew (example: Mk. 14:69-70). Yet, you had men from all over the world who spoke different languages, who could perceive what they were saying as if they were speaking in Greek, Latin, Arabic, etc. Here we see that a nation is being attached to their native language, once again proving that the tongues which the Bible speak of are languages.

Act 2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Act 2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Act 2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

These are all the places where Jews came from to celebrate Pentecost. Through the gift of the Spirit, they were all able to hear the wonderful works of God in their native language. Peter later provides the interpretation of events according to their fulfillment of prophecy, but we can all at this point conclude that the tongues that were used in this chapter were official languages.

What About 1 Cor. 14:2?

1Co 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

This has become a championed scripture of those who support the doctrine of tongues as taught by the Charismatic movement. After reviewing 1 Cor. 14, we will again dispel any fallacies that are used to support “tongues”.

1Co 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

This follows after 1 Cor. 13, a chapter which admonishes the church of Corinth to uphold the principle of charity. Paul aspires them to desire spiritual gifts, but above all, the gift of prophecy. This contradicts the Charismatic doctrine, which upholds tongues as the greatest gift.

1Co 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 1Co 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 1Co 14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. 1Co 14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

An unknown tongue is not a tongue that is foreign to the human language. If the people of Corinth spoke Greek (for argument sake), and someone travels from Arabia to give a sermon, though they may be able to identify that the person is speaking Arabic, if they cannot interpret what he’s saying, then the language that he’s speaking by default is an unknown tongue. We will further prove that an unknown tongue is simply a tongue that cannot be interpreted by it’s desired audience. The context of 1 Cor. 14 in its entirety speaks to the edification of the church. This is why prophesying is upheld as the greatest gift. It is through prophecy that the church is edified. Speaking in unknown tongues cannot edify the church since the peoples of the church cannot interpret what is being said. Once we put things in this perspective, it eliminates the concept of speaking in unknown languages in a church setting. Our mission as members of the body is to edify the body, but he that speaks in an unknown tongue only edifies himself. 1Cor. 14:5 proves that the tongues that being mentioned are tongues that exist in the earth, as it states, “he that speaketh with tongues, except he INTERPRET”.

1Co 14:6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? 1Co 14:7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 1Co 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 1Co 14:9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. 1Co 14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. 1Co 14:11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

The speaking of tongues without an interpreter has no profit whatsoever to the body of Christ. Paul uses the analogy of a trumpet without a distinct sound (see: Num. 10) to explain how speaking in an unknown tongue is of none effect. To do so makes us barbarians to one another.

1Co 14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

The Apostle Paul once again confirms that we must seek to edify the church.

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There are many thoughts, opinion and views out there on the topic and customs of what women and men can wear based on environment, society and what we deem comfortable. But what is acceptable apparel according to the Most High and what is not?

Let’s start by going to Deuteronomy chapter 22 and verse 5 which reads…

Deu 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment:

Okay most of us have read this first part but let’s continue…

for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

It states if we do so it is an abomination unto the Lord thy God. What is the meaning of “ABOMINATION”? The Webster Dictionary states:

abom.i.na.tion -’ba:m-*-’na–sh*nn 1: something abominable 2: extreme disgust and hatred: LOATHING

Now let’s look at other scriptures where the word “abomination” was mentioned in the bible:

Luk 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Rev 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

In reading these scriptures we see that apparel worn incorrectly could be an abomination unto the LORD thy God. With that understood, let’s see if the wearing of pants by women is acceptable, starting with the word “pants” since it is more commonly used to describe trousers or breeches.

Several online searches shows that pants is an abbreviated version of the word “Pantaleone” – explained below…

Apparently a doctor who was condemned to death by the Romans in the 3rd century for aiding the poor. He was to be beheaded but survived the six attempts to take his life. Later the Church canonized him, giving him the name “Saint Pantaleone”. Pan is Greek for “all” and leo is the Latin word for “lion”. He was given this title to recognize his strength and courage. In time he became the patron saint of physicians.

Where did “pants” come into this picture? In ca. 800 CE, in comic drama according to Robert Hendrickson in his book Facts on File: An Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, the buffoon in a comic production was called Panteleon (“all lion”). In time this changed to Pantaloon. The actor was dressed in breeches that were tight below the knee but which bloused out in a full puffy fashion from the waist to the knee.

In the 18th century the costume became one worn by many men. The famous portrait by Hyacinthe Rigaud found in the Louvre shows Louis XIV in a regal pose, showing off his legs in a “Pantaloon” costume. The term was shortened to “pants” in the 1840s. The name came to refer specifically to the flouncy breeches, which new Americans, shortened the word to “pants.” http://www.dl.ket.org/latin3/vocab/etym/history/pants.htm

Now we see why the word “pants” is not in the bible as it’s a shorten word created in the 18th century. So what word did pertain to our modern day word for “pants” in the bible?

Exo 20:26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

Quickly, what does it mean by nakedness?

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bâśâr

baw-sawr’

From H1319; flesh (from its freshness); by extension body, person; also (by euphemism) the pudenda of a man: – body, [fat, lean] flesh [-ed], kin, [man-] kind, + nakedness, self, skin.

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The word “pudenda” here is referring to the private part of a man. So now that nakedness and pudenda is understood, lets continue reading the scriptures on pants or correctly what the scripture calls “breeches”:

Exo 28:42 And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:

Exo 39:28 And a mitre of fine linen, and goodly bonnets of fine linen, and linen breeches of fine twined linen,

Lev 6:10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.

Lev 16:4 He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on.

Eze 44:18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.

Each of these scriptures are referring to men only as it uses the words “He” and “priest” in describing the garments. It also mentions the word “breeches” so what are breeches?

Strong’s Concordance H3647 states:

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miknâs

mik-nawce’

From H3647 in the sense of hiding; (only in dual) drawers (from concealing the private parts): – breeches. –

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These scriptures make it clear why the Most High (the designer of breeches) commanded men to wear breeches (trousers/pants) – for the purpose of covering a man’s private part (Ex 28:42). This covering was to be done in a specific way using a specific garment. Women were not given this command because they do not have a private part on the outside of their bodies. Hence there is no scripture in the Bible that shows a reason for a women to wear breeches.

But looking further into the definition/use of breeches. Below are bible dictionaries and other historical definitions:

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BREECHES:

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

(Exodus 28:42), rather linen drawers, reaching from the waist to a little above the knee, worn by the priests (Ezek. 44:17, 18).

Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary

1. (n. pl.) A garment worn by men, covering the hips and thighs; smallclothes.

2. (n. pl.) Trousers; pantaloons.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

BREECHES

brich’-iz, brech’-iz: A garment, extending from the waist to or just below the knee or to the ankle, and covering each leg separately. Breeches are not listed among the garments of an ordinary wardrobe, but the priests in later times (Exodus 20:26) wore a garment resembling modern trousers. These priestly linen breeches, mikhnece bhadh, were worn along with the linen coat, the linen girdle and the linen turban by Aaron on the Day of Atonement, when he entered the “holy place.” (The word mikhnece is derived from a root, kanac = ganaz, “to cover up,” “hide.”) Ordinary priests also wore them on sacrificial occasions (Exodus 28:42; Exodus 39:28 Leviticus 6:10 Ezekiel 44:18) Apart from the breeches just referred to, the only reference to a similar garment among the Israelites is found in Daniel 3:21, where the carbal, the Revised Version (British and American) “hosen,” is mentioned. (The King James Version translates “coats.”) The rendering of the King James Version is the more likely, though the meaning of the Aramaic sarbal is obscure (compare the thorough discussion in Ges., Thesaurus). In Targum and Talmud (compare Levy, NHWB, under the word), and is so taken by the rabbinical commentators. Still, Aquila and Theodotion (sarabara), Septuagint in Daniel 3:27, Symmachus (anaxurides), Peshitta, express the meaning “trousers” (of a looser kind than those worn by us), a garment known (from Herodotus and other sources) to have been worn by the ancient Scythians and Persians, and to have been called by them sarabara. The word, with the same connotation, was brought into the Arabic in the form sirwal. In both these senses the word may be originally Persian: in that of mantle, meaning properly (according to Andreas) a “head-covering” (sarabara), for which in Persia the peasants often use their mantle; in that of “trousers,” corresponding to the modern Persian shalwar, “under-breeches.” Cook has pointed out that “mantles, long-flowing robes, and therefore extremely liable to catch the flames,” are more likely to be especially mentioned in this chapter than trousers, or (Revised Version) “hosen.”

The Antiquities of the Jews — Flavius Josephus chapter 7

1. There were peculiar garments appointed for the priests, and for all the rest, which they call Cohanoeoe [-priestly] garments, as also for the high priests, which they call Cahanoeoe Rabbae, and denote the high priest’s garments. Such was therefore the habit of the rest. But when the priest approaches the sacrifices, he purifies himself with the purification which the law prescribes; and, in the first place, he puts on that which is called Machanase, which means somewhat that is fast tied. It is a girdle, composed of fine twined linen, and is put about the privy parts, the feet being to be inserted into them in the nature of breeches, but above half of it is cut off, and it ends at the thighs, and is there tied fast.

Reference: http://biblehub.com/topical/b/breeches.htm

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Seamstress refer to breeches (trousers/pants) today as Bifurcated Garment and look at exactly what this definition means:

Bifurcated Garment

Definition:

Bifurcation means the splitting of a main body into two parts.

A bifurcated garment is a garment that is divided into two sections and the sections will be exact replica of each other. Bifurcated garments are worn over the pelvic area, circling the waist, and covering the upper part of the legs, sometimes extending down to or even below the knee, either as outer or undergarment..e.g. Shorts, trousers, etc.

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These references helps us to get a deeper understanding of exactly what breeches (trousers/pants) are and who they were worn by – priestly men and the habit of the rest – who are the rest? Men and sons of the priest. Again nowhere in scripture does it tell us that women wore this garment that was made for the priest and the rest.

So what led women to wearing men’s breeches (trousers/pants)? The following is from Wikipedia:

Since the adoption of trousers in Western Europe in Late Antiquity, trousers have been largely worn by men and not by women until the early 20th century.

During World War I, women wore their husbands’ (suitably altered) trousers while they took on jobs previously assigned to men, and increasingly wore trousers as leisurewear in the 1920s and 30s. And for a period in the 1970s, trousers became quite fashionable for women. In theUnited States, this may be due to the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which ruled that dresses could not be required of girls. Dress codes changed in public schools across the United States.

In the early 20th century aviatrices and other working women often wore trousers. Actresses Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn were often photographed in trousers from the 1930s. During World War II, women working in industrial work in war service wore trousers, and in the post-war era trousers were still common casual wear for gardening, socialising, and other leisure pursuits.

In Britain during the Second World War, because of the rationing of clothing, many women took to wearing their husbands’ civilian clothes to work while their husbands were away in the armed forces. This was partly because they were seen as work garments, and partly to allow women to keep their clothing allowance for other uses. As the men’s clothes wore out, replacements were needed, so that by the summer of 1944 it was reported that sales of women’s trousers were five times more than in the previous year.[1]

In 1919, Luisa Capetillo challenged the mainstream society by becoming the first woman in Puerto Rico to wear trousers in public. Capetillo was sent to jail for what was then considered to be a “crime”, but, the judge later dropped the charges against her.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_wearing_trousers_in_the_Western_world_after_1900

These findings make it clear even in modern times that trousers were worn by men and not by women. Women began wearing their husband trousers when they took on jobs previously assigned to men. Also war, lack of finances and the influence of Hollywood all played a large role in women wearing men’s trousers. Let’s not leave out the women’s right movement of Title IX http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_IX

Also, note cold climate was not mentioned as an issue or reason women wore men’s trousers.

Even though trousers seemingly are a modern thing, they were still in modern times created for men and hence fall under Ahayah’s Law.

We have reached the point in this discussion where there is enough convincing evidence to show that breeches (trousers/pants) were created and intended to be worn by the priest and the “rest” of men to cover their private parts and later grew in fashion and style to trousers, pants and shorts but still only worn by men until the early 20th century or so.

So now that we know why the Most High had men wear breeches, still what is the big deal if woman decide to wear them? What is the harm and why would the Most High call this act an abomination?

Let’s see:

We have thus shown in modern times the reason why women wore men’s trousers. Now let’s go back in ancient times and see the reason for men and women wearing each other’s apparel which is termed “cross-dressing” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-dressing ).

When the Law in Deut 22:5 went out the children of Israel was about to enter in the Land of Canaan which was surrounded by many nations that practiced idolatry and which performed the rituals mentioned above to their so-called gods and these other nations participated in cross-dressing and other abominable acts, therefore the Most High put in place the Law of Deut. 22:5

God wants a CLEAR distinction between the appearance of a man and a woman.

In Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament, by Carl Friedrich Keil and Franz Delitzsh, [1857-78] says this about that distinction and another reason God put in place this prohibition:

The immediate design of this prohibition was not to prevent licentiousness, or to oppose idolatrous practices but to maintain the sanctity of that distinction of the sexes which was established by the creation of man and woman, and in relation to which Israel was not to sin. Every violation or wiping out of this distinction – such even, for example, as the emancipation of a woman – was unnatural, and therefore an abomination in the sight of God.”

So every violation including the wiping out of this distinction is an abomination in the sight of God – that definitely is something to think about!

Also in history we find these acts of cross-dressing carried out during the plan to seize Jerusalem:

Josephus – The Jewish War Book 4, Chapter 9. 560-562

(560) “While their inclination to plunder was insatiable, as was their zeal in searching the houses of the rich; and for the murdering of the men, and abusing the women, it was sport to them. (561) They also devoured what spoils they had taken, together with their blood, and indulged themselves in feminine wantonness, without any disturbance, until they were satiated with it; while they decked their hair, and put on women’s garments, and were besmeared over with ointments; and that they might appear very comely, they had paints under their eyes, (562) and imitated not only the ornaments but also the lust o women and were guilty of such intolerable uncleanness, that they invented unlawful pleasures of that sort…”

So we see a lot of sin went on with acts of cross-dressing all of which is an abomination to God.

So what did women wear that was approved apparel?

2Sa 13:18 And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king’s daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.

Isa 3:23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.

Eze 16:8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine. Eze 16:9 Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil. Eze 16:10 I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers’ skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk. Eze 16:11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck. Eze 16:12 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head. Eze 16:13 Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom. Eze 16:14 And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD.

Women wore robes or wraps that covered their bodies in what we today call dresses.

By a woman wearing a dress and a man wearing breeches, it is a clear distinction who is the female and who is the male. Imagine someone’s husband going outside with a dress on and his wife with breeches (trousers/pants) on. Would that not look odd and skew the line between what is male and female?

Whatever a woman’s reason may be for wearing breeches (trousers/pants) social, financial or otherwise it does not change the truth that they were men’s garments. Every time a woman puts on pants it is an “Act” that takes on characteristics the Most High only intended for men and lessens her own feminine nature.

So in regards to what we wear male or female, if we stay as far away as we can from the “line,” of cross-dressing we will not be in danger of crossing it. We are persuaded that God wants us to stay clear of the line separating men’s apparel from that of women.

In Luke chp 17 Christ warned us that at the end of the world it would be like the days “Sodom and Gomorrah”. Sodom and Gomorrah were two ancient cities which practiced sodomy (homosexuality, cross-dressing, same-sex, “gay” and all acts of unlawfulness). Because of their evil, God destroyed them by fire. Christ said the same would happen to the world at the end time.

When Christ does return he is coming with a sword and he will not be correcting us on this or that. We will already have to be found a loyal and faith servant and what we wear will matter.

The Most High is definitely refining us in these last days, and the time for us to make the necessary changes is now so we can stand apart and be identified as one of Gods faithful and loyal servants.

Bless you

 

There is much dispute concerning the identity of the Gentiles in the New Testament. Though there are references pertaining to natural gentiles (non-Israelites), the majority of gentiles mentioned in the NT are in reference to Israelite foreigners.

Israel is Swallowed Up… Among the Gentiles

“Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein [is] no pleasure.” – Hos 8:8 KJV

Israel Now Wanders Among the Nations (gentiles)

“My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.” – Hos 9:17 KJV

Mission of Christ Dedicated to Lost Israelites

“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into [any] city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” – Mat 10:5-6 KJV

No difference between Jew and the Greek (Hellenist Jew/Israelite)

“For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.” – Rom 10:12 KJV

Teach All Nations

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” – Mat 28:19 KJV

Israelites Were Dispersed Among All Nations

“And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, [even] wood and stone.” – Deu 28:64 KJV

12 Tribes Scattered Abroad

“James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.” – Jas 1:1 KJV

Jews.. Out of Every Nation Under Heaven

“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.” – Act 2:4-5 KJV

Idolatry and Other Sinful Practices is What Made Israel Gentiles

“Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.” – 1Cor. 12:2 KJV

“For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries” – 1Pe 4:3 KJV

In order to receive the proper understanding of what this means, we must go to the example which the Bible provides.

[Mat12:22-32 KJV] 22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb:and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 24 But when the Pharisees heard [it], they said, This [fellow] doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast [them] out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. 30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. 31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy [against] the [Holy] Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the [world] to come.

How did the scribes and Pharisees speak against the Holy Spirit?

[Mar 3:28-30 KJV] – 28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: 30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit. They accused the work of Christ, which was performed through the Holy Spirit, as being the work of devils. How is this blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? 

[Luk 7:33-35 KJV] – 33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. 34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! 35 But wisdom is justified of her children.

Wisdom (which is the Holy Spirit; Sir. 9:17) is justified (declared, made known) through the works of her children.

If all the works of the children of wisdom are attributed to Satan, how can wisdom be justified? Satan will instead receive the glory of the Most High’s work through the Holy Spirit. Now that we understand what it means to blaspheme the Holy Spirit, how can we ensure that we don’t condemn the work of the Most High through the Holy Spirit as being the work of Beelzebub?

[1Co 2:10-16 KJV] 10 But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Only through the spiritual discernment, which comes with the Holy Spirit, can we identify if a spiritual work is of the Most High or Satan. Our carnal emotions, thoughts, and reasonings can’t teach us anything that relates to spiritual knowledge. We must, therefore, be careful when we judge things which we have no knowledge of. If you can’t discern if someone’s spiritual works are of the Holy Spirit or Satan, it’s better to not judge at all; or we ourselves can be found guilty of blaspheming the Holy Spirit.

How do we build up our spiritual discernment?

[Heb 5:12-14 KJV] 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which [be] the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk [is] unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, [even] those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Many Brothers and Sisters are currently in situations, in which they have to work for companies and corporations whose policies they don’t agree with. Does the Bible speak on this? The answer is absolutely. Here’s a few principles we must remember:

1.) We Are Serving in Captivity – Regardless of how free we believe we are, we are yet this day in our captivity (Baruch 3:8; KJV Apoc.). Part of our captivity is serving on the plantations (corporations) of our slave masters.

2.) The Earth is In the Hand of the Wicked – This society is under Satan’s rule of thumb. Because most of the corporations are complicit with the Satanic agenda, their policies will reflect their Satanic ideals (Job. 9:24).

3.) What Can History Teach Us – The things written aforetime are for our learning experience (Rom. 15:4). Many of our greatest prophets, leaders, and key figures in the Bible worked in high positions of the Gentile’s government.

Examples:

Joseph – Vizier of Egypt (Gen. 41:41-45)

Moses – Raised in Pharaoh’s house (Exo. 2:10, Heb. 11:24-26)

Daniel – Nebuchadnezzar’s Chief Govern of all Wise Men (Dan. 2:48) , Also served as President of Persia (Ranked First of Three Presidents) (Dan. 6:1-3)

The Three Holy Children (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego) – Set over the affairs of the province of Babylon (Dan. 2:49)

Esther – Queen of Persia, Wife of Ahasuerus (Esther 2:17)

Mordecai – Sat in the king’s gate, Eventually was granted a position over all the princes of

Ahasuerus (Esther 2:19,21 > Esther 6:10-12, 8:1-2, 9:2-4)

Zerubbabel – One of the top three bodyguards of king Darius (1Esd. 3:4)

Matthew (disciple of Christ) – Served as a publican (Israelite tax collector for Rome) (Matt. 10:3, Matt. 9:9, Matt. 5:27)

What advice does the Bible provide for those in such cases?

A perfect example is provided the in the book of Luke the 3rd collectors) and soldiers (policemen) present at the baptism of John. Both ask a very important question; what shall we do as believers who work in occupations under our slave masters?

Luke 3:12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do? Luke 3:13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

Notice that John didn’t tell them to quit their jobs and stop working for the Romans. The advice was to not take from the people of more than what your job required. In other words, don’t abuse your authority.

Luke. 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

The soldiers were commanded to abstain from violence against the civilian population (i.e. police brutality). They were also commanded to be content with their wages. In other words, no crooked operations in which the people you are sent to protect are instead oppressed and destroyed for monetary gain. These are principles we can all benefit from while having to work and operate under our oppressors system.

Bless You,

Shalam

• Moab and Ammon’s Birth and Origin

Gen 19:30-38 KJV – 30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. 31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father [is] old, and [there is] not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. 33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. 34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, [and] lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. 35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. 36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. 37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same [is] the father of the Moabites unto this day. 38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same [is] the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

The Most High’s utter destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah left the daughters of Lot believing that all the earth had been destroyed. In their ignorance, they decided to bring forth children through the seed of their own father.

• Moab and Ammon’s land of Inheritance

Deu 2:9 KJV – 9 And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land [for] a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot [for] a possession. 

Jdg 11:13 KJV – 13 And the king of the children of Ammon answered unto the messengers of Jephthah, Because Israel took away my land, when they came up out of Egypt, from Arnon even unto Jabbok, and unto Jordan: now therefore restore those [lands] again peaceably.

Deu 3:11 KJV – 11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead [was] a bedstead of iron; [is] it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits [was] the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man. 

The areas of Moab and Ammon are Ar, Jabbok, Jordan, and Rabbath. The modern day location of these regions is in and around the land of Jordan. The children of Moab and Ammon have never left their original habitation. The idea of them ending up in Far East Asia cannot be found in scripture and is instead conjecture.

• Prophecies Pertaining to Moab and Ammon

Eze 36:5 KJV – 5 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all [their] heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.

The residue of the heathen is the Moabites, Ammonites, and the other Arab tribes which have appointed the land of Israel into their possession.

Eze 36:6 KJV For thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped [thine] hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with all thy despite against the land of Israel; 7 Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know that I [am] the LORD. 8 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah [is] like unto all the heathen; 9 Therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities [which are] on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Bethjeshimoth, Baalmeon, and Kiriathaim, 10 Unto the men of the east with the Ammonites, and will give them in possession, that the Ammonites may not be remembered among the nations. 11 And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.

Moab and Ammon were once in confederacy with Edom. Now Edom has turned heel is now pouring out destruction upon the Palestinians profusely:

Zep 2:8-10 KJV – 8 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified [themselves] against their border. 9 Therefore [as] I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, [even] the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them. 10 This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified [themselves] against the people of the LORD of hosts.

Moab and Ammon’s judgment is being likened to that of Sodom and Gomorrah’s. When we see atrocities such as WP (white phosphorus) and rocket attacks, understand that this is Biblical prophetic judgment being enacted upon Moab and Ammon, otherwise known as Palestinians.

• Why do people believe and teach that Moab and Ammon are Chinese and Japanese ?This scripture in Zephaniah proves that Moab and Ammon have made advances upon the land of Israel. As it states, they have “magnified themselves against their (Israel’s) border”.

Eze 25:1-7 KJV – 1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them; 3 And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity; 4 Behold, therefore I will deliver thee to the men of the east for a possession, and they shall set their palaces in thee, and make their dwellings in thee: they shall eat thy fruit, and they shall drink thy milk. 5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couching place for flocks: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.

This is often misinterpreted as Moab and Ammon being taken by Nebuchadnezzar from their original land and carried to China and Japan. If we simply read this scripture for what it’s stating, it’s simply saying that the men of the east (the Babylonians) would set a campaign against the land of Ammon and set up colonies in their habitation. Nowhere does it state that they were carried from their land into another location?

Video Links

Prophecy: GOCC What’s Really Going on in Gaza/ The Judgement in the Valley of Jehoshaphat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InhJXIjclLM

Who is Moab & Ammon….. (Jordan & Palestine)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fDCyEKTlHc

GOCC Law Class ~ Who are Moab & Ammon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icR4ASVCPKk

Institution and Purpose of Circumcision

 

The circumcision was first instituted by the Most High under our father Abraham.

 

Gen 17:9 KJV – And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. Gen 17:10 KJVThis [is] my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. Gen 17:11 KJVAnd ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. Gen 17:12 KJV – And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which [is] not of thy seed. Gen 17:13 KJV – He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. Gen 17:14 KJV – And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

 

Physically, circumcision is synonymous with physical hygiene and cleanliness:

Example – Isa 52:1 KJV Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

This physical circumcision was only a representation of a more important cleanliness which is spiritual:

 

Deu 10:15 KJV – Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, [even] you above all people, as [it is] this day. Deu 10:16 KJV – Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.

 

Much confusion exists today concerning the practice of circumcision and whether it’s still a requirement. To unveil all confusion concerning this topic, we will provide answers using the historical accounts which the scriptures provide. Circumcision under the New Covenant can only be understood by first establishing the state of the Israelite people leading up to the time of Christ.

 

State of the Children of Israel Leading up to the First Century

Throughout Biblical history, we see examples of Israelites being scattered into different lands. While in these lands, the children of Israel began to adopt the religions, customs and practices of the native peoples. This is what the Bible refers to as Israel being swallowed up:

Hos 8:8 KJV – Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein [is] no pleasure.

Eze 36:3 KJV – Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they have made [you] desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and [are] an infamy of the people:

 

By the time that Christ had come on the scene, the Northern Kingdom as well as some of the Southern Kingdom had been scattered (2Kings 17:17-18, Hos. 9:17, John 7:35, 1Pet. 1:1, Jam. 1:1). During the 4th century B.C., the known world had become dominated by the Greeks under Alexander of Macedon (Dan. 8:21-22, 1Macc. 1:1-8). Under the reign of Alexander and his four generals, it is said that “many evils were multiplied in the earth” (1Macc. 1:9-64). This is because under the Grecian empire, a philosophy was spread throughout the earth to bring all nations under the religion of the Greeks. This philosophy was called Hellenism. Israel was not exempt. As stated in Maccabees, you had Israelites that were so wicked, that they sought license from the Greeks to adopt their customs. Those who refused to comply were put to death. One of these customs was uncircumcision:

 

1Macc. 1:45 KJVA – For the king had sent letters by messengers unto Jerusalem and the cities of Juda that they should follow the strange laws of the land1Macc. 1:48 KJVA That they should also leave their children uncircumcised, and make their souls abominable with all manner of uncleanness and profanation: 1Macc. 1:49 KJVA – To the end they might forget the law, and change all the ordinances.

 

Forwarding to the ministry of Christ and his Disciples, you had a mixture of Israelites being converted to the truth. Those who were raised under the practices of the Old Covenant still maintained the practice of circumcision:

 

Examples –

 

Phl 3:5 KJV – Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, [of] the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

Luk 2:21 KJV – And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

 

Those who were raised in uncircumcision often refused to be circumcisied even after receiving the truth:

 

Gal 2:3 KJV – But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:

This caused contention in the body between those who were raised in circumcision, and those that were raised in uncircumcision. This leads us to final point which is, Is Circumcision Necessary.

 

Is Circumcision Necessary?

 

Paul made it plain in simple when it came to the question of circumcision. Not only did he explain the purpose of circumcision, he used the father of circumcision to explain it.

 

Rom 4:1 KJV – What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found. Rom 4:2 KJV – For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath [whereof] to glory; but not before God.

 

The works being referred to is the physical circumcision.

 

Rom 4:3 KJV – For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him  for righteousness.

 

It was by faith that Abraham was justified as righteous, not by the physical circumcision

 

Rom 4:4 KJV – Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. Rom 4:4 KJV – Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. Rom 4:5 KJV – But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Rom 4:6 KJV – Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Rom 4:7 KJV – [Saying], Blessed [are] they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Rom 4:8 KJV – Blessed [is] the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

 

In short, Paul is stating is that the grace which Israel received was through the blood of Christ and  not through works. It was based on the faith of our fathers such as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, etc. who believed that the Most High would fufill His promise. What promise?

 

Act 13:22 KJV – And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the [son] of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will. Act 13:23 KJV – Of this man’s seed hath God according to [his] promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus… Act 13:26 KJV – Men [and] brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent…Act 13:32 KJV – And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, Act 13:33 KJV – God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

 

Many Jews who were raised under the Old Covenant made a boast of their circumcision.

But we all (both Judah and Israel) came short of the glory of the Most High (Rom. 3:23), and  therefore needed the blood of Christ to be redeemed as a nation. Paul continues using the example provided through Abraham:

 

Rom 4:9 KJV – [Cometh] this blessedness then upon the circumcision [only], or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. Rom 4:10 KJV – How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. Rom 4:11 KJV – And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which [he had yet] being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: Rom 4:12 KJV – And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which [he had] being [yet] uncircumcised.

 

Abraham was found faithful before circumcision. Circumcision was later given to Abraham, to serve as a sign to all generations of his righteousness. Nevertheless, he was proven righteous before the institution of circumcision. Abraham is therefore the father of all the children of Israel which believe; both they of the circumcision, as well as the uncircumcision. In other words, the Israelites that were raised in uncircumcision could still receive the promises by walking in the steps of Abraham, who yet being uncircumcised was found faithful:

 

Rom 4:16 KJV – Therefore [it is] of faith, that [it might be] by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

 

What does this mean this for us today? Keep in mind that when Paul wrote these letters, the Southern Kingdom Israelites were still for the most part in tact. But soon, they too would be scattered amongst all nations:

 

2Th 2:3 KJV – Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

 

Luk 21:24 KJV – And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

 

Christ and the Apostles knew that a time would come in which all Israel would be scattered and separated from their customs. We as a nation could no longer be justified by the bond of  physical circumcision. Instead, we would be judged by the circumcision of the heart:

 

Jer 4:4 KJV – Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench [it], because of the evil of your doings.

 

Rom 2:28 KJV – For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither [is that] circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: Rom 2:29 KJV – But he [is] a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision [is that] of the heart, in the spirit, [and] not in the letter; whose praise [is] not of men, but of God.

 

Col 2:11 KJV – In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 

 

This is the true circumcision.

Col 2:12 KJV – Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with [him] through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. Col 2:13 KJV – And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Col 2:14 KJV – Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

This is a question which has sparked much controversy amongst Biblical circles. This is due mainly to the fact that there are very few Bible verses which are dedicated to the works of Melchizedek.

A few things we do know is that:

1.) Melchizedek was a king and priest,

2.) He was given tithes in Abraham,

3.) Christ came after the order of Melchizedek. So who is Melchizedek? We will use the Bible, as well as a record which is referred to in the Bible called the Book of Jasher (Josh. 10:13, 2Sam. 1:18).

Gen. 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. Gen. 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: Gen. 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

Melchizedek (Melchizedek = Malakya Tazadaq or My King is Righteousness) was king of Salem (Salem = Shalam or Peace; Ancient name for Jerusalem). He was also priest of the Most High God. Abraham recognized him as priest by giving him tithes of all. Which prior relationship did Abraham have with Melchizedek which caused him honour him as priest?

Before revealing this, we will go into the New Testament account of Melchizedek.

Heb. 7:1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; Heb. 7:2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Heb. 7:3 Without father, without mother,without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. Heb. 7:4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

Verse 3 has led to the false interpretation of Melchizedek being Christ. It goes on to say “neither having beginning of days, nor end of life, but made like unto the Son of God”. This is simply because the priesthood of Melchizedek was the original priesthood from the beginning. Christ would come in the likeness of this same priesthood by serving as both King and Priest. When the scripture states “Without father, without mother, without descent”, this is strictly referring to a mother and father whose descent is not from Levi.

The next few verses will make it plain:

Heb. 7:5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: Heb. 7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

So who is Melchizedek? To reveal his full identity, we must open up the Book of Jasher and find the missing pieces to the puzzle. We must first understand that Abraham was not taught the ways of the Most High by his father Terah. Terah himself was in fact an idolater and prince in Nimrod’s kingdom. So who taught Abraham?

Jasher 9:4 Haran was forty-two years old when he begat Sarai, which was in the tenth year of the life of Abram; and in those days Abram and his mother and nurse went out from the cave, as the king and his subjects had forgotten the affair of Abram. Jasher 9:5 And when Abram came out from the cave, he went to Noah and his son Shem, and he remained with them to learn the instruction of the Lord and his ways, and no man knew where Abram was, and Abram served Noah and Shem his son for a long time. Jasher 9:6 And Abram was in Noah’s house thirty-nine years, and Abram knew the Lord from three years old, and he went in the ways of the Lord until the day of his death, as Noah and his son Shem had taught him; and all the sons of the earth in those days greatly transgressed against the Lord,and they rebelled against him and they served other gods, and they forgot the Lord who had created them in the earth; and the inhabitants of the earth made unto themselves, at that time,every man his god; gods of wood and stone which could neither speak, hear, nor deliver, and the sons of men served them and they became their gods.

The same man who was responsible for teaching Abraham the ways of the Lord, was the same man who Abraham later honoured as priest. Jasher later reveals that the man who Abraham paid tithes to was Shem:

Jasher 16:11 And Adonizedek king of Jerusalem, the same was Shem, went out with his men to meet Abram and his people, with bread and wine, and they remained together in the valley of Melech. Jasher 16:12 And Adonizedek blessed Abram, and Abram gave him a tenth from all that he had brought from the spoil of his enemies, for Adonizedek was a priest before God.

Adonizedek (Ahdawanya Zadak or My Lord is Righteousness) is none other than Melchizedek, who according to Jasher, is none other than Shem.

John the Baptist, Christ, and the Disciples came preaching the Gospel of repentance in preparation for the kingdom:

Matt. 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matt. 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Mar. 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

What is the Biblical definition of repentance?

A clue can be found in the book of Acts the 3rd chapter:

Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

The scripture tells us to REPENT and BE CONVERTED. So we can see that repentance is linked to the act of conversion. Before we touch on what it means to be converted, we will delve deeper into the understand of repentance:

Part of Repentance is Acknowledging the Truth (John 14:6):

2Tim. 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

2Tim. 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

By accepting Christ as our Savior, we acknowledge that we have violated the law, and that we therefore need a sacrifice for our sins (our transgressions of the law – 1John 3:4). This is truly the first step of repentance.

This is where conversion plays a role in our repentance. Remember, Acts states that we must repent and be converted. Conversion is a transformation caused by the renewal of our minds:

Rom. 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Renewing our minds is the second step of repentance. What causes the conversion of our minds?

Psa. 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Through our repentance, the Most High will forgive our inquities, and restore to us what He promised to our fathers (hence, the Kingdom of Heaven):

Lev. 26:40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me; Lev. 26:41And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: Lev. 26:42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. Lev. 26:43 The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes. Lev. 26:44 And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God. Lev. 26:45 But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.

As mentioned earlier, Genesis gives an overview of the history of Adam and his children. There are other Biblical Hebrew records which fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle. The three we will use to bring edification are Jasher (Josh. 10:13, 2Sam. 1:18), Jubilees (2Esd. 14:1-6), and the Works of Josephus. Let’s answer our first question by referring to the Book of Jubilees:

Jubilees 4:1 And in the third week in the second jubilee she gave birth to Cain, and in the fourth she gave birth to Abel, and in the fifth she gave birth to her daughter Awan

As we can see, Adam and Eve not only had sons, they also gave birth to a daughter. This fact is supported also by the Bible:

Gen. 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: Gen. 5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

The book of Jubilees later proves that it was Awan (Adam’s daughter) who was given to Cain for a wife:

Jubilees 4:8-9 raised up a second seed unto us on the earth instead of Abel; for Cain slew him.’ And in the sixth week [134-40 A.M.] he begat his daughter Azura. And Cain took Awan his sister to be his wife and she bare him Enoch at the close of the fourth jubilee. [190-196 A.M.] And in the first year of the first week of the fifth jubilee, [197 A.M.] houses were built on the earth, and Cain built a city, and called its name after the name of (v.10, 11) his son Enoch.

 If Adam and Eve had only one daughter, where did Seth get his wife from? As we read on in Jubilees, we find that Adam and Eve also begat more sons and daughters:

Jubilees 4:10, 11 And Adam knew Eve his wife and she bare yet nine sons. And in the fifth week of the fifth jubilee [225-31 A.M.] Seth took Azura his sister to be his wife, and in the fourth (year of the sixth 12,13 week) [235 A.M.] she bare him Enos.)

 

The Love of God is to Keep His Commandments:

1John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments:

John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

He That Hath My Commandments and Keepeth Them Is He That Loveth Me:

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

If A Man Love Me, He Will Keep My Words:

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. John 14:24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

What Did Christ Say Concerning the Law:

Matt. 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Matt. 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matt. 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

He That Saith I Know Him and Keepeth Not His Commandments is Liar:

 1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 1John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

Sin is A Transgression of the Law:

1John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

All Unrighteousness is Sin:

1John 5:7 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

The Most High Hateth Sinners:

Sir. 12:6 For the most High hateth sinners, and will repay vengeance unto the ungodly, and keepeth them against the mighty day of their punishment.

He That Sinneth is of the Devil:

1John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1John 3:9Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

He That Keepeth His Commandments Dwelleth in Him:

1John 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

The Law Was REFORMED; Not Done Away With:

Heb. 9:8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Heb. 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Heb. 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

 What Was Reformed?

  • The Priesthood

 Heb. 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? Heb. 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law (This is strictly speaking about the law of tithes which after Christ is administered under the priesthood of Melchizedek).

  • The Temple and Its Customs

Heb. 9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. Heb. 9:2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. Heb. 9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Heb. 9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

 Heb. 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

  • The Sacrifices

Heb. 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Heb. 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: Heb. 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Christ Only Changed the Customs of the Law:

Acts 6:14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.

The Law is Holy, and the Commandment is Good:

Rom. 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Shall We Sin Because We Are Under Grace:

Rom. 6:1What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? Rom. 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Rom. 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.Rom. 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Rom. 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

The Wages of Sin is Death:

Rom. 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

What secular society may deem as Unidentifiable Flying Objects (UFO’s), are Identifiable Flying Objects (IFO’s) according to the Bible. How so? The Bible uncovers the truth behind all of the “mysterious happenings” of the universe, “UFO’s” being one of many.

The Bible refers to them as clouds, chariots, rolls, and wheels:

Psa. 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

Psa. 68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

Psa. 18:10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

2 Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold ,there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

Ezek. 1:16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.

Ezek. 10:9 And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone. Ezek. 10:10 And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.

Acts 1:9 And when he (Christ) had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. Acts 1:10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

The chariots are not only used as a means of spiritual transportation. They’re also the Most High’s standing angelic army whose duty is to protect the elect, and punish the wicked:

2 Kings 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. 2Kings 6:18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

Psa. 34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

Psa. 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

Matt. 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

How will Christ and the angels return to the earth?

Matt. 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Rev. 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Matt. 14:62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

Luke 21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Are all of the vehicles we may see the heavenly chariots?

Keep in mind that Satan’s demonic forces, along with the government of this earth, also have crafts which attempt to mimic the chariots of the Most High. These crafts make up a majority of the UFO sightings we may see.

GOC Radio: Search Engine International – Fallen Angels, Giants, UFO’s & the New World Order
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYAxbsINaT4

UFO’S GOD’S SHIPS & SATAN’S SHIPS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czFvGXJM9L0

Ufo’s, Demons, Aliens and the Satanic Illuminati

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTywqLVRXAk

Anyone who has followed our teachings on either Ustream or Youtube, knows our stance concerning the daughter of Babylon. The sins of America have reach their fullness and is now ripe for judgment. The Heavenly Father has therefore warned His people of the impending judgement:

Rev. 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Jer. 51:6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’s vengeance; he will render unto her a recompense

Jer. 51:9 We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.

Jer. 51:4 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God. Jer. 51:5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.

Jer.51:8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans

Jer. 50:16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.

Zech. 2:6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD. Zech. 2:7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.

Whether people choose to believe it or not is another topic.

What About the Poor, the Sick, the Prisoners, etc?

This is one of the many excuses we hear from those who have decided that they don’t want to leave. When Christ told Israel to flee in 70 AD, he made absolutely no stipulations. The prophecy of fleeing Jerusalem was not for everyone to fulfill  It was for those who could SEE Jerusalem being compassed with armies. According to Josephus, you had false prophets who convinced people to stay back. Those who stayed back fulfilled the prophecies of those who will be laid siege, and would have to resort to eating their children (Deut.28:49-57). The same goes for America. Not everyone’s role in prophecy is to flee.

Does Leaving America Mean I Will Be Saved?

For the record, we do not teach that leaving America equals salvation. Keeping the commandments and having faith in Christ is what equals salvation regardless of where you are. What we do teach is that the Most High is making a call to all those who can see, to leave the daughter of Babylon, to be as he goats before the flock. These are they that understand that life will go on after Babylon is destroyed. When Christ returns, he’ll be in war against Europe and the 10 Horns, not America. By then, Babylon will be well gone. Leaving America is not about being afraid or not having faith. One who is fearful and unfaithful in America will be the same wherever they are. It’s actually about stepping out in faith in order to follow what the Lord said do. It takes more faith to leave everything behind for unfamiliar territory, then to stay cooped up in the land of your captivity.

What Should We Do in Preparation for Leaving?

1.) The first step is to get a passport. Steps on how to achieve one can be found online (http://m.wikihow.com/Get-a-US-Passport).

2.)The second step is probably one of the most important, which is linking in to those who are set up in your area. Many brothers and sisters believe that it’s okay to just pop up in another country out of no where. Without the proper preparation and research, this can be very dangerous. Before making any moves continue to learn, study, and grow with the Elders and leaders in your respective cities and/or states. When the proper time is afforded, they will provide you with the knowledge of what to do and where to go. This eliminates all confusion, and also allows the individual to see if this is something they want to be a part of. There’s nothing worse than being in a strange place with people you don’t agree with.

3.) Make sure you have enough money saved up to survive, giving yourself enough time to settle in and find work if need be.

As mentioned earlier, more steps will be provided in due time. For those who are new to the truth and feel they have to leave immediately, PLEASE DO NOT PANIC. The Most High did not provide us this information to be fearful. Keep learning and growing in the Spirit before making this life changing decision.

4.) Be Patient!!! Our main focus as a body has been and continues to be building strong congregations where leadership is available. If your sole purpose of coming to our church is to flee, then you will be in for a rude awakening. Our purpose as a church is to prepare souls for the kingdom of heaven. We therefore ask brothers and sisters to have patience and understand that the overall mission is greater than just migrating from one place to the next. It’s instead about coming on one accord in one body, one mind, one Lord, one Spirit, and one baptism.

What If the “Spirit” is Telling Me To Leave Now?

This is often used to over step any boundaries that are set in order by the elders. If anyone decides to make a decision to relocate without taking the proper channels, we are not responsible for your actions and/or well being. We cannot risk endangering ourselves or the lives of those who have taken the initiative to follow the protocols. If you’re a native in a different country where you have is family and stable living arrangements,  that’s different story. Even then, if your plans are to operate under the body, you are to notify the Elders of your decision.

From the Old Testament to the New Testament, the duties of pastor, priest, deacon, bishop, elder, or any positions of oversight over the nation, were performed by men and men only.

Melchizedek, Abram’s Priest Was A Man

Gen. 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and the he was the priest of the most high God. Gen. 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:Gen. 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

The SONS of Aaron Were Employed for the Duty of Priesthood

Exo 28:1 AND take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.

What About the Bodies in the New Testament?

The Twelve Disciples of Christ Were All Men (Matt. 10:1-4). Many attempt to place Mary Magdelene as one of the disciples. Though she followed Christ and the Disciples zealously, no position of bishopship was placed under Mary’s jurisdiction. The Bible clearly states, “if a MAN desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work” (1Tim. 3:1). The deacons were commanded to be grave, “the HUSBAND of one wife” (1Tim. 3:8).

 What About the Position of Prophetess?

Under both the Old and New Testament, we have examples of women that were called prophetess, such as:

Miraim (Exo. 15:28)

Deborah (Judg. 4:4)

Huldah (2Kings 22:14-15)

Isaiah’s Wife (Isa. 8:3)

Anna (Luke 2:36)

Some may use this as an example (along with Joel 2:28) as a way to usurp a pastorial position. Do any these scriptures state that a woman can become leader over a body? Let us first keep in mind, that though these sisters were highly spiritual, they were not set over the body or the temple. Also, the term prophetess has many meanings:

 H5031

Original: נביאה

Transliteration: nebı̂y’âh

Phonetic: neb-ee-yaw’

BDB Definition:

Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine

Strong’s Definition: Feminine of H5030; a prophetess or (generally) inspired woman; by implication a poetess ; by association a prophet’s wife: – prophetess.

As we can see, a prophetess can be defined as a women inspired to speak through the spirit (i.e. Deborah, Huldah, and Anna), a poetess (i.e. Miriam, Deborah), or simply the wife of a prophet (i.e. Isaiah’s wife). Being called a prophetess does no place the keys of the body or temple in your hands. The duty of shepherding has and always will be a position held by men.

Can Woman Teach at All?

The Bible tells us the areas in which a woman can teach.

Tit. 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; Tit. 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, Tit. 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

Is this to be done in position over the body ?

1Tim. 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

Women were commanded to keep silence in the church. This alone discredits any ministry with a woman as its head.

1Tim. 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

Adam, being created as the Most High’s image on earth, was formed first. The woman, being the image of Rawach on earth, was pulled out of the man.  As the Most High has preeminence over the Holy Spirit in heaven, man being made in His image is given the preeminence over the woman on earth. This does not make the woman  a “second class citizen”. This is instead a revelation to us on how the family order is set in heaven. We are the representatives of that order.

1Tim. 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

We understand that it was the woman who was deceived by the serpent in the beginning, therefore causing the fall of her husband as well.

1Tim. 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

The woman’s salvation comes through childbearing, if she remains in the faith of Yashaya. Through childbearing, she is employed with the special task of bringing up heirs to reign under Ahayah’s Kingdom. Also, out of the woman comes priests, teachers, prophets, warriors, princes, princesses, and eventually kings and queens. This role is not to be diminished, for it is needed for the existence of the nation.

1Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

Once again, Bible commands the women to learn in total silence as a display of obedience. The law it’s referring to is “thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee” (Gen. 3:16)

1Corinthians 14:35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

The woman is commanded to learn from their husbands at home. This once again displays the heavenly order on earth. As Rawach was taught all things by the Most High Ahayah (Wisdom 8:3-4, Wis. 9:9), the woman is to be taught all things by her husband. As the woman learns from her husband, she can now teach the children. For Rawach also, after receiving knowledge from the Most High, reveals the mysteries to her children (Wis. 7:22, Wis. 8:22, Wis. 9:10-11, John 14:26, Matt. 11:19).

Any deviation from the Most High’s original order is and will not be tolerated, as it is a corruption of the Most High’s Image.

Gathering Of Christ- WOMEN PASTORS – Aug 10, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3HFmb8JDRA

Various forms of headdresses and headgear were worn by both men and woman in ancient times.

Men wore turbans:

Jasher 23:15 And she dressed Isaac her son therewith, and she put a turban upon his head, and she enclosed a precious stone in the top of the turban, and she gave them provision for the road, and they went forth, and Isaac went with his father Abraham, and some of their servants accompanied them to see them off the road.

Jasher 54:107 And Jacob rose up and put on the garments which Joseph had sent him, and after he had washed, and shaved his hair, he put upon his head the turban which Joseph had sent him.

Also known as tires:

Eze 24:16 Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down. Eze 24:17  Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet, and cover not thy lips, and eat not the bread of men.

Eze 24:22 And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men. Eze 24:23 And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your shoes upon your feet: ye shall not mourn nor weep; but ye shall pine away for your iniquities, and mourn one toward another.

1Esd. 3:4 Then three young men, that were of the guard that kept the king’s body, spake one to another;1Esd. 3:5 Let every one of us speak a sentence: he that shall overcome, and whose sentence shall seem wiser than the others, unto him shall the king Darius give great gifts, and great things in token of victory: 1Esd. 3:6 As, to be clothed in purple, to drink in gold, and to sleep upon gold, and a chariot with bridles of gold, and an headtire of fine linen, and a chain about his neck:

High priests wore special turbans called mitres (See FAQ; Why Do We Wear Mitres)The garments which the priest wore, including the mitre and other forms of head gear, were for both glory and beauty (Exo.28:40).

The women of our nation also wore headresses as a sign of both beauty and modesty.

Judith 10:3 And pulled off the sackcloth which she had on, and put off the garments of her widowhood, and washed her body all over with water, and anointed herself with precious ointment, and braided the hair of her head, and put on a tire upon it, and put on her garments of gladness, wherewith she was clad during the life of Manasses her husband.

Judith 16:8 For she put off the garment of her widowhood for the exaltation of those that were oppressed in Israel, and anointed her face with ointment, and bound her hair in a tire, and took a linen garment to deceive him.

Gen. 24:65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.

What About in a holy convocation gathering?

The Apostles received detailed instructions concerning code and conduct. One of the instructions addressed the matter of head covering under during services.

1Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

The body was commanded to keep the ordinances exactly how he delivered them. This is because Paul received his instruction directly from Christ.

1Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

This is the divine order that was set from the beginning. We (both man and woman) being made in the image of the Godhead were to make sure that we provided the earthly example, of the family order that exists in the Heavens. What Paul is about to explain concerning head coverings was to set in a place a physical example of what takes place amongst the Most High’s union in the spiritual.

1Corinthians 11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.

As men, we are not to cover our heads while praying or prophesying. For in doing so, we dishounor our head which is Christ. We as men are to represent on earth what the Most High is in heaven. As verse 7 states “For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: ” In the spiritual realm, there is no power that is set over the Most High. Though Yashaya is our spiritual head, there is no power on earth that supersedes that of the man. Because of this, a man is not to cover his head while prayer or prophesying. Doing so is a misrepresentation of Ahayah’s image.

1Corinthians 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 1Corinthians 11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

As the Most High has Ha Qadash Rawach (the Holy Spirit) in heaven, man has his female counter part in the earth. Man is the residing power over the woman, as the Most High Ahayah is the residing Power over Rawach. As a sign of this power, the woman is to cover her head while praying and prophesying. To not do so is an utter shame and misrepresentation of the Most High’s Power. In fact it is so shameful, that it’s in comparison to a woman shaving her head utterly bald. Some may see this as somewhat oppressive. The answer to that is this; what can be more glorious then providing an example to the world of the Divine Family Order? It’s Satan who hates the Most High seeks to disrupt His image of the family unit. 

1Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 1Corinthians 11:8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. 1Corinthians 11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

As explained earlier, man is the image and glory of the Most High. Woman on the other hand is the glory of the man. Remember that woman was pulled out of the man (Gen. 2:21-23). Likewise, Rawach was pulled out of the Most High and made in the likeness of His glory (Wisdom of Sol. 7:26). Woman in the beginning was made to be the helpmeet of man (Gen. 2:18). The Most High created Rawach (also known as Wisdom) in the Heavens for the same purpose (Wisdom 9:9).

1Corinthians 11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

Understand that the angels are watching. The righteous angels are watching to give report, while other angels like those mentioned in Genesis 6 are still lusting after women and falling to the earth. A head covering serves a dual purpose. For while it gives you a good report in the sight of the Most High, it protects you from the lusting of the Watchers.

1Corinthians 11:11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. 1Corinthians 11:12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.

Though man is set as head over the woman, this doesn’t mean that man can exist without the woman. Unlike the Most High, man is not all-existent. In order for man to continue on earth, the woman is needed to re-procreate. This is why man is not without the woman and woman is without the man.

1Corinthians 11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?1Corinthians 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? 1Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

Now Paul is explaining the Most High’s Order using examples found in nature. Nature itself displays that it’s uncomely for a man to pray covered, while for a woman it’s uncomely to pray uncovered. The natural length of the woman’s hair exceeds that of the man’s, providing a natural covering. This is nature’s way of showing us how both male and female should present themselves while praying and prophesying. But, this does not mean that a woman can use her hair as excuse not to put on an external headcovering. As stated earlier, if a woman go uncovered, let her be as one that is shaven or shorn.

What is the Mark of the Beast spoken of in Revelations? Is it Sunday law? Is it religion. We’ve heard this doctrine many times and it’s a deception taught by the Seventh Day Adventist. We understand that the Most High’s mark is keeping the commandments and having the faith of Christ (Ezek. 9:4; Exo 13:9, Exo 13:16, Deut. 6:6-8, Deut 11:18, Rev. 14:12; Rev. 12:17) and having the Most High’s Name (Rev. 14:1). These two things can only be done through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:30).

Identity of the Beast

Understand that when the scriptures speak about the Mark of the Beast, the Beast is in reference to a specific empire (Dan. 7:17). Rome is the beast spoken of in Rev. 13. America was the other beast which rose out of the earth which had horns like a lamb and spake as a dragon (Rev. 13:11). He exercised all the power of the first beast (Rome) and caused all the to worship the beast (Rome) that had a deadly wound was healed (Rev. 13:12). Those who worshiped Rome’s religions and ideologies through America are they who broke and continue to break the commandments of the Most High. That doesn’t mean that they took the Mark of the Beast. What they did do was except the Image of the Beast (Rome’s ideologies and philosophies pushed through America) which would one day cause them to take the Mark. Remember, we at one point worshiped the Beast and his Image based on how we were programmed in America. Yet, we left off from both religion and Sunday worship to learn the truth of Christ.

So What is the Mark of the Beast

It tells us that they who receive the Mark cannot receive salvation:

Rev. 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

Notice that worshiping the beast and his image (which we all have done at one point) is labeled separately from actually receiving the Mark of the beast. Those who at one point worshiped Rome and it’s image (through America) can eventually wake up and repent like many of us have already done. But those who worship the beast and take the Mark of the beast have absolutely no chance:

Rev. 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: Rev. 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Why is this so? What brothers and sisters fail to understand is that this Mark is way deeper than a piece of technology that prevents you from buying and selling. That’s just a clue that the Bible gives us in order to identify the Mark when it comes. All of their MK Ultra, Monarch Program, and Trauma Based Mind Control have been perfected through the technology of RFID implants. Once you receive this Mark and they activate it, you no longer have control of your spirit. You now become a permanent residence for a demonic spirit and a remote controlled slave: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhnKHtfCeRo

So keep in mind, the Beast is Rome. The image of Rome was created through America. The Mark of the Beast is a Mark of Servitude towards the Roman Empire which is ruled by Satan. Why are we reiterating and simplifying this? Because even though our people broke the commandments in past empires, that doesn’t mean they had the Mark of the Beast. How is this so? Because the Beast (Rome) was not yet in existence. Those who follow the ways of Rome through America are worshipers of the Beast and His Image. This is different than actually having the Mark of the Beast. Are we saying that one can break the commandments as long as they don’t take the Mark of the Beast and still get into the kingdom? The answer is absolutely not because you still will be judged for your actions (Rom. 2:12-13) . But those who take this Mark have no chance to repent.

Video References:

Religion is preparing the Poor for the Mark of the Beast (Video Series) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEgkLr45rSk
GOC Presents… the Mark of the Beast is Coming!!! {MicroChip Implant} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sz5RjrtHXw

Mark of the Beast discussions with the Gathering of Christ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aiFQklQugM

THE CHIP MARK OF THE BEAST, WAKE UP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeaO_3iQA4Y
GOC Street Preaching: RFID Chip… Mark of the BEAST!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iTgGgSL6Ug

What is Fornication and how is it viewed according to the Bible?

Fornication is any illicit sexual act which is deemed abominable according to the laws of the Most High. Adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, and masturbation are classed as fornication. We know that according to the Bible, fornication is a work of the flesh; and those who deal in fornication will not make it into the kingdom:

Gal. 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness (uncleanness means to be given over to lust and vile affection-Rom. 1:24-26. Fornication), lasciviousness,20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

1Cr 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,1Cr 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God

The Bible gives us the key on how to overcome all forms of fornication. Here’s a few things we must realize when fighting this battle.

1. Recognize that when you come to serve the Lord, you must prepare yourself for temptation:
Sir. 5:1 My son, if thou come to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for temptation. 2 Set thy heart aright, and constantly endure (We have to constantly endure; meaning that Satan won’t stop tempting you after one or two attempts. You have to constantly be on guard from Satan and his wiles), and make not haste in time of trouble(Don’t run flee from the Lord when trouble comes. Acknowledge your sin, repent, and get back to fighting the good fight).3 Cleave unto him, and depart not away, that thou mayest be increased at thy last end. 4 Whatsoever is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou art changed to a low estate. 5 For gold is tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.

2. We are not dealing with any temptations that mankind has never dealt with before: 
1Cr 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man (Know that you’re not the first person in the history of mankind to battle with this sin): but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

When Satan brings temptation, the Most High opens up a way to escape the temptation. The cunning serpent deceives us into believing that because we’re being tempted with sin, there’s something non-spiritual about us. This causes one to feel shameful and therefore they feel as though they have no choice but to fulfill their lust. What we must understand is the Christ himself was also tempted:

Hbr 2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Hbr 5:2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity (Adam’s sin made us all compassed with infirmity- Rom. 5:12;17;19).

Mat 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil

Instead of Christ falling to temptation, he used the escape route the Most High gave him which was the scriptures (Matt. 4:3-10)

So as we can see Christ was tempted. But,by overcoming his temptation he was found perfect:

Hbr 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

3. Count it all joy when you fall into temptation:

Jam 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations

Why should would count temptation as joy?

Jam 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

Temptation, which is the trying of your faith, builds our patience.

4. We must continually pray that the Most High leads us not into temptation:

Mat 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Mat 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

5. Let no man say when he is tempted that he is tempted by the Most High

We must admit the role we play when it comes to falling to temptation. Part of falling to temptation has to do with our lust.

Jam 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil (This is how we know that it’s Satan who brings the temptation), neither tempteth he any man: Jam 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed Jam 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Jam 1:16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.

One can only be tempted with the things that he or she lust for. This means that though part of you hates the idea of sinning against the Father, another part of you desires to partake in your lust. Paul spoke of this in Rom. 7, as he taught about the law of the flesh which war’s against the spirit. You must therefore find ways to strengthen the spirit in order to overcome the flesh.

Things that help strengthen the spirit are:
Prayer
Fasting
Reading and meditating on the Scriptures
Fellowship with those of like-minded
Spiritual music
Operating in the Fruits of the Spirit

The fruits of the Spirit are:

Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Gal 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Now that we understand how the Satan operates, we must now use what the Most High gave us to resist him:
Jam 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

The philosophy and vain deceit of this societies’ educational system (1Cor. 3:19) has left us clueless concerning the most basic principles. One of these principles is the idea of race. 

How is Race Classified and Identified According to this Society?
This societies idea of race classification is a modern invention. In the 19th century, anthropologist Johnann F. Blumenback gave rise to the modern ideology of race classification which is based on color and physical features opposed to bloodline. 

How was Race Classified in Ancient Biblical Times?

In ancient Biblical times, your race or national origin was identified by the seed of your father (Num. 1:3-4;20). In other words, if your father was an Israelite, then you were an Israelite (regardless of your mother’s nationality). The same goes for any other nation.

If This is True, Can A Person Truly Be Mixed?
Common sense would tell you that the answer is no. Nature itself teaches us that the seed determines the “genus”. For instance, apple seeds produce apple trees. Lemon seeds produce lemon trees. Though the seed is planted in earth, there is no such thing as a half earth half apple tree. Though the earth nourishes the seed and allows it to grow, it still does determine the genus of the seed. The same goes for people.

Why Do Jewish People Deal with Matrilineal and not the Patrilineal Line?
The Jewish reasoning behind identifying their race through their mother is a Talmudic tradition and has no root in the Bible:

The Mishnah (Kiddushin 3:12) states that, to be a Jew, one must be either the child of a Jewish mother or a convert to Judaism, (gertzedek, “righteous convert”). This law originated in the Talmud (Kiddushin 68b)

Does the Race Matter According to the Bible?
As much as people like to disregard the importance of race, the Bible makes it clear that race matters. The Bible dedicates chapter upon chapter strictly for the genealogies of peoples. One of the important purposes for identifying race is the understanding of Bible prophecy. There is no way you can break down prophecy if you don’t first identify the peoples in which the prophecies are referring to. We must also put an end to this emotional rampage that makes one believe that identifying someones race according to the Bible is racist. If we can accept the labels that man gave us as badges of honor, than we surely should not have any problems with the labels that the Most High gave us. No one had a problem with Biblical race when they believed that we were the seed of Ham and that the Khazarian converts were the real Jews. It only seems to be a problem when we (African Americans, Jamaicans, Hatians, West Indians, Indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America, etc.) begin to identify ourselves as the real Jews and Israelites, that the world now wants to label Biblical genealogy to racism.

Where do Dreams/Visions Come From?
Spiritual dreams and visions are sent from the Most High (Job 33:14-15).

What is the Purpose of Dreams?
The purpose of spiritual dreams and visions is to seal up instructions in the minds of men (Job 33:16-18)

Why Are Many Brothers and Sisters Having Dreams and Visions in these Last Days? 
Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

Are All Dreams Spiritual?

The is answer to that question is no. The Bible states that a dream cometh from a multitude of business (Eccl. 5:3). This means that our daily activities (work, school, movies, music, etc.) can have an effect on our dreams. The corporations who operate using Satanic mind science understand this and therefore use it to their advantage. This is why we must be careful not to follow and chase after every dream (Sir. 34:1-7). The only time a dream should be considered is if it can be linked to the Bible (1John 4:1). Once you’ve identified that your dream links to the Bible, you still take precaution in sharing your dream with others. If you’re teaching something out of the Bible that may have been revealed to you in a dream, then you simply share the precepts without going into the personal experience you had with your dream.

Dreams leads to… {The Martin Luther King Deception} GOC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AyQNET_kV4

Did a rebellion take place in the beginning with resulted in Satan being cast in the earth? Is Genesis 6 in reference to angels coming to the earth and having relations with women? The answer to both of these questions is yes. The Bible along with other Hebrew records give account to the history of Satan’s fall as well as history on how angels came down between the times of Jared and Noah to
sleep with woman.

Satan Fall
Satan’s fall is documented both in Biblical history and prophetic mystery (Gen. 3:1, Rev. 12:7-9,Isa. 14:12-16, Ezek. 28:1-3;12-19, Luke 10:18).

The Sons of God and the Daughters of Men

Genesis 6 records an event of the Sons of God (Job. 1:6-7, Job 38:4-7) came to the earth to procreate with women (Gen. 6:1-3, Enoch 6, 2Pet. 2:4, Jude. 1:6, Antiquities 1:3:1). The result as a race of giants which ruled over mankind and through history have been reverenced as gods (Gen.6:4, Deut. 2:10-11;20-23, Num. 13:33, Deut. 3:11-13, Josh. 12:4, 2Sam. 21:16-22, Antiquities 1:9, Antiquities 5:2:3). Not only were the angels and their offspring revered for their physical strength and power, they were also reverenced by mankind for their knowledge and “technology”(Enoch 7:1-5, Enoch 8). When the Nephilim (giants) died, evil spirits proceeded from
their bodies (Enoch 15:8-10). This is the origin of demons which attack mankind in various manners (Enoch 15:11-12).

Video References
THE ORIGIN OF THE FALLEN SPIRITS – How spirits attack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ-oqJyb9jo

GOC Radio: Search Engine International – Fallen Angels & the New World Order
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxdfBOBmet0

GOC RADIO – ATLANTIS HOME OF THE FALLEN ANGELS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYRIRbVbPH0

Planets Disguised as Fallen Angels
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR5FQF0nfgI

Contrary to popular belief, jewelry is not prohibited in the Bible. There are several scriptures which promote the usage of jewelry for both men and woman as a form of attire (Exo. 32:2-3, Exo. 35:22).

What About Fashion?

As with jewelry, fashion is also not prohibited in the Bible; though we must keep in mind as Hebrew men and women that our fashion was different than that of the other nations (Wis. 2:15).Even the priests of Israel were commanded to be clean and well dressed (Exo. 28Th chap, Ezek. 44:18). As you can see, only men who were filled with the Holy Spirit could make the garments for Aaron and his sons, high priests of Israel (Exo. 28:2). The Most High supplied us with all forms of clothing from badger skin furs, to silk, linen, and various forms of jewelry (Ezek. 16:10-13, Songs 1:10-11). It came to the point that Israel became famous in the ancient world for
their style of dress (Ezek. 16:14; Exo. 16:28-29). The problems came when we began to attribute our beauty and glory to gods of the other nations (Ezek. 16:15-18, Hos. 2:6-8;13, Exo. 32:1-4). The Most High therefore stripped us and our woman of our precious garments and jewelry (Isa. 3:16-24, Hos. 2:1-3, Ezek. 23:25-30).

Were Fragrances Also Worn By the Israelites?

Absolutely yes!!! From Genesis to Revelations, we see references to fragrances and good smelling ointments (Gen. 43:11, Exo. 25:6, Exo. 30:23-25;34-38, Songs 4:10, Songs 1:12, Mk. 15:3; Luke 23:56) . The smell of perfume according to the Bible is described as rejoicing the heart (Prov. 27:9). The prayers of the saints are described as being incense ascending before the throne of the
Most High (Rev. 8:3-4).

Marriage is a physical and spiritual union between a MAN and a WOMAN built on the principles of the the Most High (Gen. 1:28). When Ahayah Ba Ha Sham Yashiya decided to make man a help meet, he chose to create a woman (Gen. 2:21-22) Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Bestiality, etc. are not protected under the law of marriage are not built on Godly principles, but instead destroy the image of the Godhead (Rom. 1:21-27). Marriage is honorable (Heb. 13:4). Acts such as the ones aforementioned are dishonorable (Rom. 1:24).

Video References

Protocols in Marriage Divorce Multiple Wives

http://www.youtube.com/embed/YfuZ_byp7gU

GOC Law Class: Righteous Marriage according to Scripture

https://www.youtube.com/v/ZmKnB_pdpm8?fs=1

GOC – THE MULTIPLE WIVES TEACHING

http://www.youtube.com/embed/Lyt8TJQBWRs
GOC144 RADIO – THE TRUTH ABOUT MARRIAGE
http://http//www.youtube.com/embed/E8XQ9eyUB64

GOC Law Class: Marriage and the difference between Separation & Divorce (video series)
http://www.youtube.com/embed/YAVE1ESNjnY

According to the Bible, one must be baptized with water as a means for the remission of sins (Mk. 1:4, Matt. 3:1-6,11, Luke 3:2-3, John 3:23, Acts 8:28-40; Acts 18:24-28, Acts 19:3-5). This is important due to the fact that our Lord himself was baptized with water (Matt. 3:13-17). It is commonly taught amongst Israelites that baptism is achieved by learning scriptures and cleansing oneself through keeping the commandments. No matter how many scriptures a person knows, or how many commandments they keep, this does not negate the need to be baptized. Even those who understand and keep the word must be baptized (Matt. 3:1-6). Baptism is an agreement between us and the Most High to show that we have accepted the blood and sacrifice of his only begotten Son (Rom. 6:1-11). Does baptism equal automatic salvation? The answer is obviously no. Baptism is just the first step of salvation. After baptism, one must commit their whole lives to righteousness through keeping the commandments of God.

Must Children Be Baptized?
The answer is no. Children according to scripture are innocent (Matt. 18:1-6, Mk. 10:14-15, Lk. 18:16-17, 1Cor. 14:20) and therefore need not be baptized as is done in the Catholic Church.

Video References
BAPTISM SHOW THE TRUE DOCTRINE AMONGST ISRAEL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YpAVHpereE

GOC Law Class: Understanding Baptism
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Mb4QRAYas

What is a Mitre?
Mitres were historically worn by only by the high priest (sons of Aaron; Exo 29:9, Exo. 29:44, Exo. 30:30) as part of the holy garments commanded to be worn by God (Exo. 28:1-4, Exo. 39:27-28, Lev. 8:9). They were worn for both glory and beauty (Exo. 28:2).

Why Do We Wear Mitres?
The Book of Zechariah gives an account of Joshua the high priest (Ezr. 5:2, Hag. 1:1, Hag. 1:12, Hag. 2:4) standing before the Lord with filthy garments (Zech. 3:1-3). He is then cleansed by the Lord and given a change of rainment (Zech. 3:4). Part of the rainment that was given him was a fair (Clean; Tahawar, H2889) mitre (Zech. 3:5). This is symbolic of what happens in the spiritual realm when one is baptised. We first are presented before the Most High with filthy garments and therefore need to be cleansed (Isa. 1:16). After we are cleansed, we presented with clean and pure rainment (Isa. 1:18). As a representation of this in the physical, we therefore put on both white garments and white mitres.

Weren’t the Priests Only Allowed to Wear Mitres?
We take into consideration that the Most High promised to make us a royal priesthood (1Pet. 2:9, Exo. 19:5-6, Isa. 61:6). Through Christ’s sacrifice, the Most High will set up a nation of kings and priests after the order of Melchizedek (Rev. 1:5-6, Rev. 5:9-10).

We here at the Gathering of Christ  acknowledge the atrocities that have been committed by the other nations against us and our forefathers. We acknowledge the nations and their part in our captivity.This is important, as the Bible commands us not to forget our history (Deut. 32:7, Job 8:8, Isa. 46:9). We also acknowledge the fact that there has been concerted effort by the nations to wipe out the name of Israel from the records of history (Psa. 83).

Does this mean that we have the right to outright disrespect and demean the nations? The answer is absolutely not. Why? We understand that there’s no possible way that the nations would have had the power to enslave us if it wasn’t for the sins and transgressions of our fathers (Deut.28:15-68, Deut. 32:15-18, Lev. 26:14-46, Dan.9:11-13, Isa. 50:1; Isa. 59:1-2; ). It was the Most High God who gave us as a spoil to the nations (Isa. 42:24, Jer. 5:15, Psa. 106:40-42). The nations are simply the rod of correction that the Most High is using to chastise us (Isa.10:5-6)

Are we saying that we shouldn’t speak about what the nations have done? The answer to that question is obviously no. But, when it comes to  teaching a doctrine solely on hating someone for the actions which our forefathers caused through their sins, we refuse to do so. We instead  focus on not making the same mistake that our forefathers made so that the Most High can remove the rod of correction out of the way. We  would last but not least like to state that there will be nations who will reject the philosophies, ideologies, and actions of their forefathers (Jer. 16:19, Isa. 2:2-4, Isa. 60:1-16, Isa. 49:6;12-13, Psa. 22:27, Amos 9:11-12, Acts. 15:14-17; Mic. 4:1-2).

Video References
The Truth about Esau {Edomite, Idumean, European etc.} GOC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYBv0QDGbkI
GOC Sabbath Class: Truth Concerning Esau & the Gentiles {1/2}
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYBv0QDGbkI
GOC Sabbath Class: Truth Concerning Esau & the Gentiles {2/2}
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du0GUa3ZIDw
Breaking Down Nations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh44M9yxIdc
GOC Sabbath Class: The Gentiles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z6fqne1ID0
GOC The Gentiles in Christ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUBvfQ6Ea34

Out of all nations upon the face of the earth, the Heavenly Father Ahayah chose the nation of Israel (Deut. 7:6; Deut.10:15). Part of being chosen was receiving the laws, statutes, and judgments, which gave explicit orders on how to please the Heavenly Father:

Moses and the Elders of Israel

Deu 27:1 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day

Notice that it stated that Moses was with the elders of Israel, not the elders of the Africans, Europeans, Chinese, Japanese, etc. Because the laws were only revealed to Israel through Moses and the elders, the accountability of keeping the laws was only on the children of Israel. This is further explained in Psalms 147:19-20 and Amos 3:1-2:

Psa 147:19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. Psa 147:20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD. 
Amo 3:1 Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, Amo 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.

Blessing for keeping the Commandments:

Deut. 28:1  And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

Moses and the elders were responsible for explaining the Most High’s contract with His people. They told the children of Israel that if they were to hearken unto to the voice of the Most High and follow all His commandments, that He would set us above all nations of the earth. The fact that we’re on the bottom proves that we didn’t keep the commandments. So what happened?

Curses for breaking the Commandments:

Deu 28:15  But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

Just like with any contract, there are terms and conditions. The terms and conditions was that if we broke the commandments of the Most High, He would set curses upon us that would eventually overtake us.

The curses identify who the real Israelites are:

Deu 28:46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.

So that no one would be confused as to whom the nation of Israel are, the Most High placed these curses on Israel for a sign and a wonder. The curses would be upon us as a sign forever and it’s through these curses that we are able to identify who the Israelites are in the earth today.

The real Israelites would be scattered

Deu 28:64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

The real Israelites would be scattered among all people. Within their lands of captivity, they would serve other gods who their forefathers did not know. Modern day Christianity (which is nothing more than Babylonian sun worship), Islam, Buddhism, Africanism, Hinduism, etc. are all examples of gods and religious philosophies which are forefathers did not know. The wood and stone represent the two major religions that the Israelites would be a predominately a part of in the last days; the wood representing the cross of Christianity and Roman Catholicism, and the stone representing the Ka’aba stone of Islam.

Trans-Alantic Slave Trade in the Bible

Deu 28:68 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.

This is one of the biggest prophecies that identify who the true people of the Bible are today (this prophecy predominately refers to Judah, Benjamin, and Levi). This is a clear reference to the events that took place during the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade in which the Jews (Judah, Benjamin, and Levi) were taken into slavery by the means of cargo slave ships. The word Egypt means bondage:

Exo 13:3  And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten. 
Exo 20:2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

How do we know that this prophecy is not in reference to ancient Egypt?

Exo 14:13  And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

Part of this curse was being sold to our enemies for slave men and slave woman. This did not happen to the Jewish people who are set up in Israel today.  The word buy is old Quaker English for save or redeem, to show us that no man would save us out of this condition. Malcolm X tried, Marcus Garvey tried, Martin Luther King tried, and the Black Panthers tried, but to no avail. The Most High put us in this condition, and it will be the Most High who brings us out of it.

How the Jews got into Africa

Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Mat 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

Jews who obeyed the prophecies of Christ were told to flee into the mountains when they saw the abomination of desolation which was the Roman military occupation of Jerusalem. The mountains they fled into were the Atlas Mountains of Morocco (in North Africa). From Morocco we fled into the other areas of Africa, predominately West Africa. It’s the shores of West Africa that we were taken from and brought to the Americas and the Caribbean/West Indie Islands.

The Real Israelites are wandering among the other nations

Hos 9:17 My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.

The true Jews are wandering among the gentiles without any idea of who they are.

Hos 8:8 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.

Israelites are scattered in the North Country (North America)

Jer 31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither. Jer 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. Jer 31:10  Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. 

Jer 23:8  But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.

This is another prophecy identifying where a majority of the Israelites will be in the last days. Not only will they return from the North Country, but also from all the other countries wherein they have been scattered like Africa, Jamaica and the West Indian Islands, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, South America, Pacific Islands, etc.

We are yet this day in our captivity

Bar. 3:8 Behold, we are yet this day in our captivity, where thou hast scattered us, for a reproach and a curse, and to be subject to payments, according to all the iniquities of our fathers, which departed from the Lord our God. Bar. 3:9 Hear, Israel, the commandments of life: give ear to understand wisdom. Bar. 3:10 How happeneth it Israel, that thou art in thine enemies’ land, that thou art waxen old in a strange country, that thou art defiled with the dead,Bar. 3:11 That thou art counted with them that go down into the grave? Bar. 3:12 Thou hast forsaken the fountain of wisdom. Bar. 3:13 For if thou hadst walked in the way of God, thou shouldest have dwelled in peace for ever.

The real Israelites are still serving captivity until this day in places where they were scattered. Many of our people think that because now they can get jobs, go to school, and watch television programs containing images of “successful” Blacks and Hispanics that all of a sudden our captivity is over. What our people don’t understand is that both they and the so-called successful Blacks and Hispanics they see on TV are still captivity. Some may ask how we came to this conclusion. And to be subject to payments, according to all the iniquities of our fathers: This how we know that the Israelites are still in captivity. They are subject to payments. Whether it be bills,taxes, car notes, mortgages, etc., if you are in a position in which your still paying for something that you claim you own, then you’re still in captivity. And we are in this condition because of the iniquities of our forefathers. 

The nations responsible for conspiring against us :

Psa 83:1 A Song or Psalm of Asaph. Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. Psa 83:2  For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. Psa 83:3  They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. Psa 83:4  They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. Psa 83:5  For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: Psa 83:6  The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; Psa 83:7  Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Psa 83:8  Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.

These are the nations responsible for trying to keep our history away from us:

Edom= Caucasians/Europeans
Ishmaelite= Saudi Arabians
Moab= Palestinians
Hagarenes = (children of Hagar) Arabs
Gebal= (a region of Idumea) family of Edom
Ammon = Jordanians
Amalek = Jewish nation
Phillistines and inhabitants of Tyre = Hamites
Asshur = Assyrians

What was the plan of these nations?

Psa 83:12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

Why Are Prisons  filled with Minorities?

As of 2008, the prison population reached 2.3million. 35.4% of that 2.3 million were so-called African Americans, though they only make up only about 13.5% of the U.S. population. So called Hispanics come in third with 17.9 % following so-called Whites total 32.9%. Yet, the Hispanics only make up 16.3% of the U.S. population. How can this be possible? On a physical level, there has been a conspiracy to demonize the so-called Blacks and Hispanics in America. You can’t watch the six o’clock news or television programs such as Cops, America’s Most Wanted, etc., without seeing our people being portrayed as low-life criminals. It’s also significant to mention the fact that prisons have become a profitable investment due to its free labor. On a spiritual level, the Bible prophesied that this would be one of the conditions that would befall the nation of Israel:

Isa 42:22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

The Israelites according to the Bible would be a nation robbed and spoiled. Of what, one may ask? The answer is evident once we examine the current state of the so-called Negroes and Native Indians of North, Central, and South America. These people are robbed and spoiled of their heritage, riches, and homeland. The key point in this scripture is that the Jews would be hid in the prison houses for a prey. The question is who are the predators?

Rev 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Satan promised to give power to those who bowed down and worshipped him (Matt. 4:8-9).  These are the people who are in control of the prison systems. We must keep in mind that they would not have the power to do so if our forefathers didn’t turn from the Most High:

Isa 42:24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.

The Most High stated that He would send Christ to free the prisoners; the physical and the spiritual:

Isa 42:6  I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; Isa 42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

You would think that a Judeo-Christian society like America would be a countrybuilt on these principles. Yet, their works prove that they are of their father the devil:

Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! …Isa 14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; Isa 14:17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

In no way are we saying that child molesters, rapist, and murderers, etc. should have the right to freely roam the streets. What we are saying is that there should be an effort to heal these brothers instead of making a profit off them and throwing away their lives in the process. Not to mention that America was founded on the same rape, murder, and robbery, that they will now lock you up and throw away the key for.

Thomas Paine (a so-called founding father) once stated in reference to theology that “The study of theology, as it stands in Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authorities; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion. Not anything can be studied as a science, without our being in possession of the principles upon which it is founded; and as this is the case with Christian theology, it is therefore the study of nothing.” (The Age of Reason, from “The Life and Major Writings of Thomas Paine”, ed. Philip S. Foner, (New York, The Citadel Press, 1945) p601) Although we don’t agree with the philosophies and ideologies of the so-called founding fathers, we cannot ignore the truth found in this statement. Christian theology is not based on history, archaeology, and neither is it based on the scripture. What you will find at the root of Christian theology is Greek philosophy, paganism, racism, and the traditions of men. Doctrines such as the Trinity, Sunday Worship, Blacks suffering the curse of Ham,etc. are promoted and taught through theologian seminary colleges. In modern time, these particular institutions have become the authority of scriptural understanding. The question is did the Heavenly Father give them this authority?

Psa 50:16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth: Psa 50:17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee. Psa 50:18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. Psa 50:19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. Psa 50:20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son.

But unto the wicked God saith,: Who are the wicked according to the Bible?

Job 9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he

In order to find out who the wicked are, you must first look at the people who are controlling the earth under the direction of Satan. Who are these people?

Rev 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Rev 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

The synagogue of Satan is referring to the Roman powers of the earth today that are claiming to be Jews and are not. These are the same people that control and benefit from the prison system and, these are the same wicked individuals that are mentioned in Psa. 50:16.

What hast thou to do to declare my statutes: The same people who are controlling the earth through the power of Satan are the same people that are over the theologian seminary colleges. The Most High is asking these people a genuine question. How can they being the wicked try to declare what the Most High’s statutes are? How can they be the authority of the Most High’s word when they are the synagogue of Satan?  Or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth: How can these people give the understanding on what the Most High’s covenant is with His people?

Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee: These people hate the instructions of the Most High which are His laws and commandments. They reject the word of the Most High and instead deal with science and sorcery.

When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers: This is speaking about how the Jewish powers along with the Roman Catholic powers (who are of the same Roman bloodline) have made compacts with each other along with the other nations to continue to rob and spoil the same people they claim they are trying to enlighten. This adultery is referring to spiritual adultery. Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit: They bring forth lies and deceit with their mouths while at the same time claiming to be the people of God. Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son: The brother of these Edomite/Roman powers is Jacob (Gen. 25:25-26, Mal. 1:2, Oba. 1:10). They use every chance they get to defame and criminalize their brother Jacob. One of the biggest tools they have used to do this is their religious doctrine. These people in no way can be the bearers of truth.

The Bible is Against Philosophy

Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

The Bible warns us of the use of philosophy. Theology is rooted in pure philosophy and vain deceit. The Most High’s word was not meant to be interpreted by man’s ideas.

2Pe 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

Our thoughts and ideas are lies if they are not rooted in the scriptures:

1Pe 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Rom 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

The Bible instead, when read correctly, interprets itself:

Psa 119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

Isa 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. Isa 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

Christ, the Disciples, the Prophets, were all men who had knowledge of how to interpret the word of the Most High. None of these men had degrees or were certified under any so-called theological establishment. Christ received his doctrine and certification from the Heavenly Father from on high:

Joh 7:15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Joh 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. Joh 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. Joh 7:18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

 

 

Before the split at the Tower of Babel, there was only one language in the earth (Gen. 11:1). That language is what we know today as Hebrew; though the Modern Hebrew is not the original dialect that was spoken by our forefathers. The Hebrew language possesses a rich history which begins with the Creation of the Universe. As the Bible states in reference to the way in which the Most High Power Created the Universe, “For he spake, and it was done” (Psa. 33:9). If He spake, this reveals the understanding that a language was in existence. As we study the records of the Hebrew canon, we soon come to find that that language was Hebrew. Adam was given the task of naming the animals in the Garden (Gen. 2:20); a task that would have been impossible to fulfill if there was no existing language. Jubilees describe Hebrew as being the language of Creation (Jub. 12:24-28). At the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1), the languages were split into 70 different divisions (Jasher 9:31-33). The Most High Ahayah chose the lineage of Eber (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) to continue the language of the Creation in the earth (Test. of Naph. 8:3-6). Though the language has gone through many changes in both dialect and script, evidence of this Ancient language can be found in both our modern Greek and English.

 The true name of God in the Hebrew is Ahayah Ashar Ahayah which means I Am that I Am. This can be found in Exodus 3:13-15

Exo 3:13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? Exo 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. Exo 3:15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

The Heavenly Father revealed His Name to Moses as we can see in the Book of Exodus. The question is where do the other names such as God, Jehovah, Yaweh, Yehovah, Buddha, Allah, etc. descend from? Some may say that the God of the Bible has many names and that we’re just calling on Him in our own language. If we’re all worshipping the same “God”, why do the Muslims attempt to convert Christians into calling on Allah? Why do Christians attempt to convert Buddhist into worshipping Jehovah? Why do Israelites tell Christians that God and Lord are improper names if we’re all worshipping the same “God”. What all religions that make this statement fail to realize first is that there is not one “God” in this earth being worshipped:

Psa 96:4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. Psa 96:5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

At the helm of all these gods is Satan himself. As we all know, he made a promise to be worshipped as “God” in the earth:

Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Isa 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

Could it be that Satan and his minions are being called on ignorantly in your religion? One thing we know about the true name of the Father is that according to the Bible, it would be dreadful among the heathen:

Mal 1:14  But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.

Why then would the heathen uphold any of the names that we have aforementioned? The reality is that the heathen love and promote those names, because these are the names of the gods from whom they receive their power and might over the Children of Israel.

What About Christ’s Name?

Christ’s true name according to the Bible is Yashaya which means My Savior. As the Zondervan Bible Dictionary confirms, Hebrews named their children based on “… a particular position, function, or relationship.” (ZBD entry for Names). Christ’s function and position was that of a Savior to the nation of Israel:

Mat 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Jesus is a Greek injection. The translation should say, “And thou shalt call his name Savior: for he shall save his people from their sins”.

Act 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Luk 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

The Greek word for Save in Matt. 1:21 is:

G4982 σώζω sōzō sode’-zo

From a primary word σως sōs (contraction for the obsolete σάος saos, “safe”); to save, that is, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): – heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.

The Hebrew equivalent of G4982 is H3467 which is:

H3467 ישׁע yâsha‛ yaw-shah’

A primitive root; properly to be open, wide or free, that is, (by implication) to be safe; causatively to free or succor: – X at all, avenging, defend, deliver (-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save (-iour), get victory.

2Samuel 22:3, a scripture which is prophetic of Christ, reveals his true name:

2Sa 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

The Hebrew word for My Savior is  ישׁעי (Yashaya or Yashiya)

As the Bible states, the Most High and Christ’s true names would be a mystery.

Pro 30:4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?

The names that are taught in the earth are not a mystery and are widely known and promoted. It’s Ahayah and Yashaya which the masses have not been taught:

Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Here is a video link to the lesson on the full breakdown of “What is the true name of God” at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucfe8qaI5fg

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When dealing with the Bible, it’s imperative to understand what the Bible actually is. The Bible is a profound book containing the origin, downfall, and the eventual rising of a nation of people. Though the other nations have their place in the gospel of Christ, the Bible was written and compiled for and by the Israelites through the Spirit of the Heavenly Father Ahayah. Adam, Shem, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were men who walked this earth like you and I. Out of Jacob came 12 sons which we know today as the 12 Tribes of Israel. The Most High gave the sons of Jacob laws, statutes and commandments through Moses, an Israelite from the tribe of Levi (Deut. 27:1; Deut. 28:1; Psa. 147:19-20). One of these commandments was the law of sacrifice (keep this in mind since this is very key).

To make a long story short, the nation of Israel began to sin against the Most High and were therefore made to serve from one captivity to another (Deut. 32:15-21). Under the law, we could simply offer a sacrifice to atone for our sins:

Lev. 5:15  If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering:

Our sins became so grievous that the Most High no longer accepted our sacrifices, since they did not change the mindset of an individual (Heb. 10:1-3; Isa. 66:3). Because of this, the Most High sent His only begotten son to redeem the nation of Israel:

Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, Gal 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

How can someone now come and turn this history into a religion?

It would be as if someone took the history of the Saudi Arabians and their forefathers, and turned it into a religion in which all people can become Saudis. That’s exactly what happened to the Bible. The historical records of a nation have become the basis of almost every major religion of this earth.  Christianity, Islam, Roman Catholicism, Judaism, Mormonism, etc. all use the Bible or it’s personalities as a front for their religious doctrine. Yet, none of these religions give the truth as to who the book belongs to. We choose not to look at the Bible from a Christian, Islamic, or Jewish standpoint because the Bible never commanded us to do so. We instead examine in its context which is both a historical and prophetic standpoint.

Despite what you may have heard through secularist teachings, the Bible has not been tampered with. You may hear things such as: “The Bible was passed down from different men who may have had hidden agendas”.

It’s easy to repeat something that you may have heard from somewhere else. The challenge is actually presenting historical proof which corroborates your claims. As once state by Joseph Goebbels (Hitler’s Reich Minister of Propaganda), “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
Some may say that man wrote the Bible, or the Bible was passed down from man to man. What they don’t explain is the fact that the prophets and teachers whom the records were given too were inspired by the Most High Himself through the Holy Spirit:

2Pe 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 2Pe 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Everything from Genesis to Revelations was inspired by the Most High:

2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness

Here are a few examples:

Exo 17:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Moses didn’t just wake up one morning and say, I’m going to write a memorial to utterly destroy Amalek. The Most High gave him the commandment and simply wrote it.

Exo 31:18  And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

The Bible is a compilation of records which were once in scroll form. Most of the writing as we proved earlier was written by Holy men as they were moved by the Spirit. The tables of the testimony were written by the finger of the Heavenly Father. This once again proves that “man” did not write the Bible with his own ideas and philosophies. The same people that say the Bible was written by man will then attempt to refer you to another book either religious or secular. The question is who wrote the book that you’re trying to refer me too? It would be ignorant to believe that there were no changes when it comes to certain words in the Bible such as Easter (Acts 12:4), Lord, God, Jesus, Jehovah, etc. Yet, these minor changes do not change the context in which the scriptures were written and can be easily deciphered by reading what was in the original Hebrew and Greek translations.
We have even heard one say…“King James tampered with the Bible”.

This is another lie. King James did not tamper with the Bible but instead translated it from the Hebrew and Greek scrolls into English. As the Bible states, the Most High Ahayah would speak to his people in another language:

Isa 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. Isa 28:12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

It was prophesied that we would be reading the Bible in different languages other than Hebrew.

The ability to read the Bible and understand it is what allows the weary to rest. How?  The weary are Israelites who have been dispersed throughout the four corners of the earth:

Dan 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

The saints are the Israelites (Psa. 50:5; Amos 5:25; Psa. 148:14)

Deu 28:65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:

These people would eventually be worn out, receiving no ease in the lands of their captivity. The understanding of the Bible gave a little rest to the weary by giving them the knowledge of their history, how they got in their present state, and their destiny.

People then take it upon themselves to attack King James’ character instead of acknowledging the fact that he conducted a translation of the greatest book ever written. Using 47 scholars who were knowledgeable in both Hebrew and Greek, King James VI and I only sent forth the decree to have the scrolls translated and in no way performed in of the translation himself. The part of the KJV that King James had his hand in was the original preface in which James mentions that the Roman Catholic Church was looking to harm Zion:

“Great and manifold were the blessings (most dread Sovereign) which Almighty GOD, the Father of all Mercies, bestowed upon us the people of ENGLAND, when first he sent your Majesties Royall person to rule and reigned over us. For whereas it was the expectation of many, who wished not well unto our ZION

Who were the many?

“Humbly craving of your most Sacred Majesties, that since things of this quality have ever been subject to the censures of ill meaning and discontented persons, it may receive approbation and Patronage from so learned and judicious a Prince as your Highnesse is, whose allowance and acceptance of our Labours, shall more honour us and incourage us, then all the calumniations and hard interpretations of other men shall dismay us. So that, if on the one side we shall be traduced by Popish persons at home or abroad, who therefore will maligne us…”  (Popish is defined as anything pertaining to the Pope)

According to history, this was the time in which Rome was re-establishing itself as a world power and therefore sought to take down the black rulers of the Dark Ages (yes we said black rulers). King James happened to be one of those rulers. He, witnessing the takeover was given the Spirit to translate the Hebrew and Greek records understanding his people were going into captivity.

Another one is…“Shakespeare wrote the Bible”

William Shakespeare had no part in the compiling and translation of the Bible. We don’t even attempt to entertain such lunacy since there is no history whatsoever that supports this claim. Shakespeare had nothing to do with the Bible or its translation.