The 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti is one of the worst tragedies to happen in the Western Hemisphere. And at the time of this writing the specter of death continues to hang over the people. But some preachers are blaming the Haitians as a people who brought this upon themselves because, according to the foolish preachers, “They made a ‘pack with the devil.’”
But it is true that these people were greater sinners than any other people in the world?
Rather than condemn the people in Haiti and make stupid claims that God was out to get them “real good” because they were such “great sinners in God’s eyes,” we need to consider God’s view and forget the assessments of fools.
The words of Yahushua …
The question I asked above is a paraphrase of a similar passage found in Luke 13. I will quote that here, because there are some important lessons that we must understand.
Luke 13:1 And some were present at that time, reporting to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their offerings.
2 And Yahushua (יהושע) answering, said to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they have suffered like this?
3 “I say to you, no! But unless you repent you shall all perish in the same way.
4 “Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Shiloaḥ fell and killed them, do you think that they were greater offenders than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem?
5 “I say to you, no! But unless you repent you shall all perish in the same way.”
6 And He spoke this parable, “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.
7 “And he said to the gardener, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down, why does it even make the ground useless?’
8 “And he answering, said to him, ‘Master, leave it this year too, until I dig around it and throw manure.
9 ‘And if indeed it bears fruit, good. But if not so, you shall cut it down.’ ”
Here are two examples from the news of that day. The people were talking about these events and wondering why these people died. “Were the dead people really bad people — worse than the rest of the people?”
This question is being asked by many people around the world — even today!
The question contains many flaws in thinking:
- That their God singled them out from the rest.
- That these people must have done something wrong to bring this upon them.
- That those who asked the question failed to recognize there was something that was really common between the victims and the rest of the world.
The first flaw betrays a lack of understanding of the real motives and thoughts of the One, whom I will address as “EL.”
Here is EL’s true feelings about this.
Matthew 18:14 “Thus it is not the desire of your Father [EL] who is in the heavens that one of these little ones should perish (die).
John 3:16 “For EL so loved the world that He gave His only brought-forth Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life.
17 “For EL did not send His Son into the world to judge [condemn] the world, but that the world through Him might be saved [delivered].
18 “He who believes in Him is not judged, but he who does not believe is judged already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only brought-forth Son of EL.
19 “And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light, for their works were wicked.
20 “For everyone who is practicing evil matters hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
21 “But the one doing the truth comes to the light, so that his works are clearly seen, that they have been wrought in EL.”
Note: As we shall see, El is the Father. And Yahua/Yahushua is EL’s Son.
Saving the people? Why?
The above Scriptures focus on a process, do they not? That process is defined as saving or delivering people from death, isn’t it?
But is that process understood by the preachers, priests and religion teachers, particularly among those who call themselves Christians?
The current “process” as understood by millions is to belong to a church or to come down to the altar and “accept Jesus” or to “make Jesus the lord of your life.” But if you don’t, then you, according to Christian theology, are judged and condemned.
What is not understood, is that Yahua/Yahushua is ALREADY the owner of your life, whether or not you believe or understand it. No one can make Him the “Lord of your life” except EL. And Yahua is already fulfilling that role, whether you believe it or not! But few really understand how that happened.
Judge not and you will not be judged …
The second point is that people conclude that if something goes wrong or some great trouble happens to people that these people MUST have been worse than the rest.
The answer is “No, but unless you repent (‘change the way you think about all things’) you will perish or die in the same way!”
What this is saying is rather than singling out a select group of people, the whole world is caught up in the same deception. “There is none that does good!”
In other words, the small group of people is not the ones who perished, but rather the few that find the Way and do it — the ones who do what is right! “Few there be who find it.”
“Believe something — anything just so long as you believe.” Huh!
This leads to the comments recorded by John (Yohannan).
Here we find that the key lies in understanding or Light. Also this is linked to believing something. And that is where the trouble lies. If you believe the wrong thing, then you are no better off than if you didn’t believe anything, right?
The conclusion is that no matter where one starts, that one must eventually arrive at the point where is it obvious that his or her works can be accounted as having been “wrought in EL.” That is to say that One does what One does because that One is partnered with EL — the only One. As I wrote in another place, “EL is manifested through you and as you.”
The only Way …
Few live this Way.
But that will be the only Way in the future. And all who do not live that Way now will have to be raised from the dead and given a new body and Spirit wherein they will live the Way, the Truth and the Life with understanding.
What is the common factor in this world between those who died by some event and those who did not? They all walk in darkness and are heading to a common end.
What is it then in John’s gospel that we must understand and believe in order to be part of the Way?
It is sad that the Christians got so close, but still missed the point. This is a consequence of a corruption in the theology that is a deep part of their teaching. It is very subtle and therefore overlooked.
The common belief lies in the confusion about who is the Savior and what is it that the Savior does.
As I mentioned earlier, the name is not “Jesus” but rather “Yahushua.” The word “Jesus” or “Hay Soos” is from the Latin with the same sound. However, this is not derived by etymology from the Hebrew.
“Yahushua” (EE – AH – OO – SHOO – AH) means “Yahua — Our Savior” or “He who exists is our Savior.”
When was the Firstborn born?
This takes us back, not to the time of Yahushua’s birth in the flesh, but rather to His birth at the very beginning — before there was anything. He is the Firstborn of all creation. He is the FIRSTBORN Son of EL — whereas before the Son there was EL.
Yahua and Yahushua are One and the same. The difference is the BODY that Yahua received to become LIKE HIS BROTHERS for a little while so that HIS BROTHERS can become like Him.
Before anything else came to exist, there was only EL. There is still only EL and we are all manifestations of EL’s power and essence. Then EL produced by meditating on His Self, His Firstborn and only begotten SON. In Enoch He is called the Son of MAN. That embodies one of the biggest mysteries — the birth of the One — the Son of Man — who, after He was born, created all things. This He did by drawing upon the power and essence of EL, His Father, and shaped that into those things which are visible and invisible and great beyond our ability to grasp.
Christians have speculated and opined about this for centuries, but they still don’t get it. Consequently, they do not themselves understand and believe what was written in John’s gospel.
So after the FIRST birth there was EL — the Father and His only born Son — the Son of Man. This started a long process of BRINGING MANY SONS TO HIGH ESTEEM (crudely translated as “Glory”).
We are ignorant participants in the Great Process
Now the problem is that the common thought does not contain this. However, at the same time, EL sees it as DONE and FINISHED. Yet we are still in the middle of this great BIRTHING PROCESS.
But for this to become a reality in our lives and the lives of all human kind, we had to be participants in the process. So from the beginning of human life, all who were born participated in a grand plan. For most of the time, very few even knew what was happening. But these few were part of the plan.
To bring the process to its ultimate reality, the Son of Man was given a NAME, which was YAHUA and in that Name was a message to human kind that “He exists.” The question we should have asked was “WHY?” And if we wanted to know all we had to do was ask EL. This is shocking, but that is what the prophets and apostle learned. The primary and most powerful Force from whose essence and power came all things was, is, and always will be EL.
Therefore, “If you ask anything of the FATHER (EL) in My Name, He will give it to you.”
Bound to a perpetual contract …
Yahua’s tasks required the establishment of a binding life and death, blessing and curse agreement between His Self and humankind. This was accomplished by the creation of a people, Israel, who would become the Kings and Priests of the world and who would then confirm their part in the agreement for them and in proxy for the rest of humanity. After all the “paragraphs” and “covenants” were established and ratified, both the people and Yahua were legally bound to perform. If either “party” failed to keep their part, the other side was bound to be faithful. It was this good faith and this agreement that sealed the ultimate fate of human kind and of Yahua.
It became obvious early on that the people were not going to keep the agreement. They left and went astray from the covenants and conditions and decided to do something that was outside of the agreement and by doing this they brought upon themselves death and curses — the payment required by their lack of performance. They were thus doomed to destruction. And there has not been one on the party of the people who did not fall under this penalty.
How then could this debt be resolved?
Yahua had to become flesh, walk the earth and suffer and die and pay the debt that was owed by all. He successfully completed this task and thereby was given the power over everything — in heaven and the earth. He did this in such a way that it should be easy for us to understand — he paid our mortgage on our “house.” We should know by now that if someone pays our mortgage, then the “house” does not belong to us. In other words, by paying the debt that was owed by all people living or dead or not yet born, Yahua purchased everyone. Therefore, He can do with us whatever He wants, and that includes raising us from our graves, giving us a brand new and clean body, giving us a new “heart” and a new “Spirit.”
Yahua walked the earth in the presence of the people. They saw Him, Heard Him speak and received food from His hand. He made Himself and EL — His Father — known to the apostles. And then as a human He died and was born-again by the resurrection and then ascended back to His Father.
So also shall we all be born-again by a resurrection.
So back to our initial question, “Were these people cursed more than any others on earth?”
The obvious answer is “No, but unless you change your mind and get clean spiritually, you shall likewise perish.”
This is not a reference to the ultimate end, but rather a temporary period of suffering and dying — not simply falling asleep and dying — but a painful death. Nevertheless, the fact remains …
“It has been appointed for people to die once.”
Given the truth that has been declared in this article, we must learn the truth about Yahua and the tasks He has been given. Then when His feet once again tread upon the earth, we shall see Him and learn from Him and completely understand the mysteries of EL and HIS only brought forth Son — Yahua — the “Son of Man” since before the foundation of the universe.