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END TIME: The March to the End Begins!

This is a most interesting time. Whether we believe it or not, we are living at the time of the end of the seventh age or “week” prophesied by our father Enoch.

There is a lot of “stuff” on the Internet about supposed “prophecies.” Many books have been written. Some try to dismiss prophecies with the claim that all have “been fulfilled.” Others use “tradition” as the evidence to support prophecy, or they claim to be some sort of expert in prophecy based upon what they learned in a school or from their church.

Often prophecy is looked upon as a stereotype with an image of a madman sporting a long white beard and carrying signs saying “Repent” or “the end is coming.” These things make it easier for the foolish to dismiss any idea that prophecy:

  1. Is a derivative of the Truth,
  2. Is about events that have been known for millennia.
  3. Is what true prophets were given by revelation.

The days of punishment have come, the days of retribution have come. Israel knows! Because of the greatness of your crookedness and the greatness of the enmity [hostility], the prophet is considered a fool — the man of the Spirit a maniac.

So I come along saying that the “march to the end of this age has begun!” Therefore, people think I am mad: …
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SPIRITUAL LIFE: Fasting, Meditation, and Prayer

Many pray. A growing number meditate. A few fast. How important are these to success in growing spiritually? Are prayers heard? Does meditation work? When was the last time you fasted?

Spiritually directed tools can be a powerful asset. But if not used with wisdom, understanding, and knowledge, they could be a waste of time. It is hard for us to comprehend how to make these work. Even the disciples requested, “Teach us to pray.”

For a lot of people prayer becomes nothing more than begging, and that is not healthy. Religious leaders can often be heard making public prayers, and these, some think, are model prayers. But regardless of the sad state of prayer what we really want is to find out what it really is and how to make it work.

Meditation is somewhat like prayer only the difference is that nothing is said. Instead we shut down our mind, if that is possible, and go into a meditation or trance state. For a spiritual person this can be a very refreshing time. Sometimes meditation is a time that can be very valuable for dealing with life. We can go into a meditative state, become settled, and later find new insight and knowledge come to our awareness that is exactly what we needed to solve a problem or to complete a project.

Fasting is a powerful tool, but only used by a few people. It involves abstaining from eating. Sometimes, for short periods, the fasting person drinks nothing. Why do this? The thought of missing a meal is enough to make many people faint. Most people think that they will die if they skip eating anything for one day. But true spiritual fasting should take you past the point where food is no longer important or even desired, and yes, that actually happens on or about the third or fourth day.

Why should we even consider doing any one of these things? Are we nuts?

For any of these tools to be useful to our spiritual life, we must also have the needed prerequisites. It is kind of like dealing with computer software, some packages will not function unless other programs are already in the system. These packages have what are known as “dependencies.”

Prayer, meditation and fasting have dependencies and prerequisites. Prayer is not simply a matter of saying the “right” words over and over. Meditation is not just sitting in a lotus position, alone and quiet, waiting for some vision or mental flash. Fasting does not mean that going without food or drink automatically causes God to smile down on us.

No, before we can be successful, we must start at the right place.

For several years now, I have taught about something that I call the Elahim Connection. This is a true spiritual relationship with our Creator. Not just any kind of relationship but a special one. It is based on this law, “Love Eyahuwah, your Elahim, with all your heart, mind and soul, and your neighbor as you love yourself.” This is foundational. Upon this hang everything else in the Law or Torah and is the theme or spine behind the writings of the prophets, from Enoch and Moses to the Apostle John.

We must ask ourselves before any prayer, meditation, or fast: Does that “commandment” accurately represent our present and continuing state? If not, how then can we even consider that we will be successful in prayer, meditations, and fasting when we don’t even have the basic character upon which the relationship depends?

Eyahuwah is far from the wicked [those who are wrong-doers], but He hears the prayer of the righteous [those do are right-doers]. Proverbs 15:29

The prayer of a righteous man [or woman] is powerful and effective. James 5:16

Blessed is the man [or woman] who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [those who are wrong-doers] or stand in the path of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his [or her] delight is in the Law [Torah] of Eyahuwah, and he [or she] meditates on His Law [Torah] day and night. He [or she] shall be as a tree planted by the rivers of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and whose leaf does not wither, and whatever he [or she] does prospers. Psalm 1:1-4

Not only is focus and delight in the Law important to living in a spiritual relationship with Elah, but so also is attitude. Pride, having an inordinate self-esteem, blocks spiritual life. Before one can learn, one must recognize that Eyahuwah and the Elahim know everything. A Pharisee prayed:

“I thank you that I am not like other men. Extortioners. Unjust. … I fast twice in the week. I give tithes of all that I possess.”

But his prayer was not heard.

For everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who is humble shall be exalted. Luke 18:14

Those who like to be seen praying, or who make a show of their fasting, or who proclaim their generosity to the world, have their reward. But they do not have answered prayer, and their fasting does not make them spiritual, and their charity becomes a curse to them.

“Teach us to pray” is confusion. “Teach us the way of righteousness” is more on target and it is a prayer.

“When you come to appear before Me, who has required this from your hand, to trample My courtyards? Stop bringing futile offerings, incense, it is an abomination to Me. New moons, Sabbaths, the calling of meetings — I am unable to bear unrighteousness and assembly. My being hates your New Moons and your appointed times, they are a trouble to Me. I am weary of bearing them.

“And when you spread out your hands, I hide my eyes from you, even though you make many prayers, I do not hear. Your hands have become filled with blood.

“Wash yourselves. Make yourselves clean. Put away the evil doings from before My eyes. Stop doing evil! Learn to do good! Seek right-ruling. Reprove the oppressor. Defend the fatherless. Plead for the widow.

“Come now, and let us reason together,” says Eyahuwah, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

“If you submit and obey, you shall eat the good of the land.” Isaiah 1:12-19, The Scriptures.

There is no secret to prayer, meditation and fasting. They are simple, easy and can accomplish much. But the relationship between each of us, individually, and Eyahuwah and the Elahim only comes with humility and right-doing. It is not the result of attending meetings, whether on Sunday or on a Sabbath or on any other day.

Why are prayers not heard?

“Your rulers are stubborn and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes and runs after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow reach them.

“I shall turn My hand against you, and shall refine your dross and remove your impurities. And I shall give back your judges as in the days of old, and your counselors as at the beginning. After this you shall be called the city of righteousness, a steadfast city.”

And it shall be in the latter days that the mountain of the House of Eyahuwah is established on the top of the mountains [large nations], and shall be exalted above the hills [small nations]. And all nations shall flow to it. And many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Eyahuwah, to the House of the Elahim of Jacob, and let Him teach us His ways, and let us walk in His paths, for out of Zion comes forth the Torah, and the Word of Eyahuwah from Jerusalem.” And he shall judge between the nations, and shall reprove many peoples. Isaiah 1 & 2

END TIME: Prophecy Reveals End of Middle East Conflict (Podcast)

What if the United States armed forces pull out of Iraq? Will that create a world where people no longer kill each other? Or will this create a vacuum that will be filled by an Empire that will expand world warfare and threaten all life on earth?

Using a “rondo” style, this podcast describes future events that will rock the earth. The good news of next age has a prelude that requires that the people return to their roots and that the earth be restored so that people can live long lives in peace. The scriptures are taken from The Scriptures published by the Institute for Scripture Research in South Africa.

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Learning from Hebraic Sacred Geometry

Who is not familiar with the Star of David? But did you know that it is a product of ancient Hebraic science? Can Hebraic Geometry tell us truths deeply buried in the Hebrew Scriptures?

In part one of this series, we saw the current form of the Kabbalah Tree. ThKabbalah tree of lifee proposition was raised that the tree may hold more mysteries now, considering the coming of the Eighth Age: The Age of Righteousness.

There are several basic elements in what some call “Hebraic Sacred Science.” The Hebrew alphabet produces a profound prophetic message every time Hebrew is spoken. But there is another branch, Hebraic Sacred Geometry, that also may give us some insight into past, present, and future prophecy. Although the concepts are basic and simple, they still might be difficult to comprehend.

The basic element of Hebraic geometry is the equal-sided hexagram. It can be used to demonstrate the acts of creations. For Basic Unit, Symbol of the Creatorexample, if we take the hexagon to represent the days of the creation, we will see that each of the six creation phases join together to form another day. A seventhSix created day and a seventh day is formed by doing nothing, by resting.

Around the seven days can be placed another hexagon which is symbolized by the Hebrew letter Resh. This super hexagon is the universal container, formed before all else, in which all other containers reside. So the entire physical and spiritual creation can fit inside the super container.

Transformed hexagonLines drawn between opposite corners in the hexagon form another container: a cube with six sides. So by drawing three lines the hexagon transforms from a flat object into a three-dimensional one. This will play an important role in the new Kabbalah Tree.

The hexagon can also contain two equilateral triangles: one pointing up and the other pointing Male and Female in the hexagondown. This becomes a graphical representation of the male and female attributes of the Creator. Creation is an act of conception, process, and birth. Both the male and female life contained within the Creator are involved. You will see that the union of the male and female give birth to another hexagon: the symbol of a new Creator being. The two triangles form the Star of David within the Creator hexagon. And when that happens something new is created.

The Container Cube and the Star join to form a place in which a creation is born and resides. This geometric form Cube with Male and Femalethen becomes the pattern from which a new Kabbalah tree is formed. The older Kabbalah is from our point of view upward. It represents the difficulty and the sometime confusion we experience while trying to establish constant communication with Yahua of hosts, the Elohim, represented by the top-most Sephira on the tree. It shows us that knowledge is often lacking and is fuzzy at best.

But the new view of the Kabbalah tree Creation cube is from the top-down and follows the pattern of the Hebrew alphabet. Starting at the top the first container represents the conception, process, and birth of knowledge: Da ‘ ath, that will be manifested in all that follows. This knowledge required wisdom and understanding and contains mercy and love tempered by judgement. From this knowledge of all that exists, life, death, good, bad, will come a product of tremendous worth to all of Creation. The Mother in the first container connects down to the Beauty that will come out of this Knowledge in the middle container where another conception, process, and birth will take place. The Father looks upward to connect with the Creator, Yahua, the Chosen One who will wear the “Crown” and brings Power into the creation process.

The middle Container is the time of the creation of the first heaven and earth, the physical universe, and those who must live in it. It is a time of incredible processes where those who live in this Container are tested and tried to prove their individual spiritual strength and the importance of living connected to the Creator: Yahua. The Father of this middle phase reaches up and draws Knowledge from the first act of Creation, while the Mother looks toward the Future and what this will mean for the rest of Creation. The beginning of the Grand Plan becomes manifest in this domain and is represented by the second group of Hebrew letters. This becomes the first state of the highest result of the Creation process. By the merging of the Father and the Mother, a Son of EL was born. This Birth is given the name “Beauty,” (name of the middle circle of creation.) Yet even the Son, when He came in the flesh, was tried and tested as we all are:

As he says also in another place, “You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.” Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears to Him that was able to save Him from death, was heard in that he feared. Though he was a Son, yet he learned obedience by the things which he suffered. And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation to all them that obey him.

During this time and after His resurrection, He ascended and was presented as the Wave Sheaf Offering, the Firstfruit of a harvest yet in the future, before “His Father and our Father, and before His Elohim (Family) and our Elohim(Family). ”

The Final phase of Creation signified by the last Container will happen when the Father reaches up to the “Beauty” of His Firstborn Son only now to produce out of those in the middle phase, multiple Sons of EL who form the Foundation (represented by the middle circle of creation) from which all of humanity living and dead will find their glorious destiny. The Mother reaches forward to the future or last Sephira: the Kingdom of Elohim. This is the Final fulfillment of all that was conceived in thought “Before the Beginning.”

In every act of creation the Father (EL) drew strength from what was before, while the Mother (Spirit) drew her strength from what was to follow.

Three containers Two Sephiroths that lie between the middle and final phases are Victory and Glory [Esteem], which are very appropriate to the events of both periods of Manifestation. Victory over death and Esteem: sitting at the right hand of the Father. This will carry the world into the final Manifestation. And we who overcome the world, during our lifetime in the flesh, as He did and become purified and made white, will share in His greatness and Esteem when we ascend to appear before our Father and our Elohim (Family) as the Wave Loaves Offering at the end of the 1335 days (Daniel 12) on the Feast of Firstfruits and Feast of Weeks.

Two new Sephira are added to the tree. The one on the right could be named, “Light,” and the one on left, “Righteousness.” These are the themes of the Kingdom and of the Final Manifestation, also represented by the Final group of the Hebrew alphabet.

This was prophesied long ago by our father Enoch (1 Enoch 39):

And in those days a whirlwind carried me off from the earth, and The New Kabbalah Tree of Lifeset me down at the end of the heavens. And there I saw another vision, the dwelling places of the holy, and the resting places of the righteous. Here my eyes saw their dwellings with His righteous messengers (angels) and their resting places with the holy.

And they petitioned and interceded and prayed for the children of men, and righteousness flowed before them as water, and mercy like dew upon the earth: thus it is among them for ever and ever.

And in that place my eyes saw the Elect One of righteousness and faith, and I saw His dwelling place under the wings of the Lord of Spirits. And righteousness shall prevail in His days, and the righteous and elect before Him shall be strong as fiery lights, and their mouth shall be full of blessing and their lips extol the Name of the Lord of Spirits, and righteousness before Him shall never fail, and uprightness shall never fail before Him.

There I wished to dwell …

In the New Kabbalah Tree [click here to see the incomplete Kabbalah Tree] we can start our trek either from the bottom up and top down. Either way we pass through the heart of each of the creations: Knowledge, Beauty and Foundation. The Top Sephira is Yahua, wearing the Crown. He is also called the Chosen One and according to some writings the first of the Creation of EL. The bottom is the Kingdom of the Family of EL.

The Kabbalah has been around for a long time. However, when I spoke to a friend who is a Jew, we discussed this revelation and he agreed that the Kabbalah is never finished. Given this view of the past, present, and future of all creation, we should look forward with great hope to our destiny. It still falls upon all of us to come out of the systems of this world and allow ourselves to be purified and made ready for this great future. Just being a follower of some religion is not enough: we, like Him, must offer up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears to Him that is able to save us from death, and we will be heard in that we also fear.

Secrets hidden in the Hebrew alphabet

The Hebrew alphabet is more than letters. Each letter has a number and belongs to a group of nine letters, and each letter holds a special esoteric meaning. When the letters are combined into words and sentences, the spoken and written words reveal knowledge, wisdom and understanding regardless of the conversation. Hence, “He that has ears to hear, let him hear,” takes on a new meaning!

The Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism, is believed to be very old and may have been a practice of the Prophets and of the Fathers. However, the Zohar, perhaps the largest single body of written material on the Kabbalah, is rabbinical. There was a resurgence of the Kabbalah about 700 years ago.

The Hebrew alphabet contains 22 letters. Five letters are written differently at the end of words. The 22 letters plus the final form of the five letters combine to form a complete alphabet of 27 letters.

The 27 letters are divided into three groups of nine characters each in alphabetical order. The letters are given the numbers 1 – 9, 10 – 90, and 100 – 900. The letters and groups are also given special meanings. The first group represents the time before the beginning. The second group represents the time commencing with the manifestation of all things through the creation process and is our time. The third group represents the final manifestation of Life following the resurrections. This group contains the final form of the five special letters. In other words, each group of letters represents a different phase of a master plan for Life.

Each of the letters in each of the groups has a meaning that pertains specifically to the state of the process and to archetypes in that group. The first group of letters shows the different aspects of the meditative creation of the grand plan: the creation of Knowledge.

The second group of letters shows the archetypes of the creation wherein exists a plurality of both life and death, and good and evil. This represents the time that we live in now. It can be considered the time of the creation of potential and the prototype.

The third group of letters shows the reality of the final manifestation of Life, where there is only good and abundance of Life. It shows a future with no death and no evil that is the final Manifestation of that which was conceived before the beginning in the Grand Plan.

Aleph(1), Beth(2), Gimel(3), Daleth(4), He(5), Vau(6), Zayin(7), Cheth(8), and Teth(9) contain the original pattern or knowledge(archetype) of what is to be manifested. All ideas and knowledge behind the creation of all things was first formed and is represented by the first nine letters.

Yod(10), Caph(20), Lamed(30), Mem(40), Nun(50), Samekh(60), Ayin(70), Pe(80), Tzaddi(90) are higher states of the first nine. This is middle or temporary manifestation of what is contained in the plan. This state was never intended to last forever and so contains life and death, good and evil. In this time that which is good will pass through this “fire” and be proven to surpass both evil and death. This is the time of Man (male and female.)

Qoph(100), Resh(200), Shin(300), Tau(400), Final Caph(500), Final Mem(600), Final Nun(700), Final Pe(800), and Final Tzaddi(900) represent the most exalted state conceived of in the first nine. Those that pass through the middle state and come out purified will shine like the stars and lead the rest of human kind (Man:male and female) to deathless existence. This is the time that all of creation waits for. It is the time of the Kingdom of Elahim and the revelation of the Sons of Elahim (the exalted state of Man.)

In short, hidden within the Hebrew alphabet and in connection with Hebraic mysticism lies the entire plan of Life from the time “before the beginning” until the time of deathless existence.

As noted, whenever Hebrew is written or spoken the letters prophesy “higher” knowledge, regardless of the “lower” content.

For example, the Hebrew word in Genesis 1:1 for “In the beginning” is “berashith”. The names of the letters are Beth, Resh, Aleph, Shin, Yod and Teth. However, when we add the esoteric meanings of the Hebrew letters we get:

All containers, vessels, habitations (Beth:2) were contained in the universal cosmic container (Resh:200) in order to bring about the manifestation of the dual principle of life and death, positive and negative (Aleph:1). This produced the steady-state continuity (Yod:10), which was conceived by the union of the Spirit of the Creator (Shin:300) with the initial female power (Teth:9).

There is only one universal cosmic container (Resh) and it contains all other containers. Nothing is left out, including the manifestation of the Creator. The act of creation is revealed here as an act of conception followed by birth through the union of male and female powers in the Creator.

Reflecting back on the information in the Upanishads, and in the Egyptian sources, (See Before the Beginning) there is a very strong parallel between what was written in them and what is contained in the esoteric meaning of the Hebrew word we translate “In the beginning.” This meaning implies that there were events and powers before the beginning that worked together to produce universal and unending existence. That includes the universes including the one we experience now and the promised “New Heavens and New Earth.”

It also includes the manifestation of the Creator in the container of the Spiritual Domain or Heaven and through the link of Life that is shared by All, both Elohim and Man.

In Genesis 1:1 the Creator’s name is Elohim. The Hebrew letters in that name are Aleph, Lamed, He, Yod and Final Mem. Here is what they tell us:

The dual principle of all that exists and all that does not exist, of life and death, positive and negative (Aleph:1) is linked to our conscious awareness (Lamed:30) and to universal Life (He:5) and was manifested in the temporary state (Yod:10) through the the power of what will be the final creative state of Man in both mind and body: a Son in the Family of Elahim (Final Mem:600.)

In other words, the esoteric meaning of Elahim is: The initial principle (Aleph) led to our current existence, which is linked to our conscious awareness (Lamed) of the Creator, to our Self — to universal Life (He). All that exists now is a manifestation of the initial thoughts (Aleph) in a temporary state (Yod) and was produced by the power that will eventually be in Man forever (Final Mem.)

El is All and in All and is manifested to All through all that is created. Life brings us to conscious awareness and realization. Elohim is a manifestation of the thoughts and knowledge of El. And out of El also came One who was chosen before the beginning through whom will come the final Manifestation:

Through Him [the Chosen One] all things were made. Without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was Life and that Life was the Light of Man. John 1:3-4

Starting from a principle or completed thoughts and meditations (Aleph: 1) came the manifestation of life and death, good and evil, in (Yod:10), but from this, as was designed from the before the beginning, will come the exalted state of Qoph (100) wherein there is only Life and Good.

“When the most mysterious wished to reveal Himself, He first produced a single point which was transmuted into a thought, and in this He … graved with the sacred and mystic lamp a mystic and most holy design, which was a wondrous edifice issuing from the midst of thought. This … was the beginning of the edifice, existent and non-existent, deep-buried, unknowable by name….And upon this secret the world is built.” Zohar 1:6 (1:1b-2a).

As I said this is an esoteric and mystical revelation of the entire plan of all that exists and does not yet exist, both seen and unseen: it is the knowledge and understanding of our future.

Next, we will examine the role that Hebraic sacred geometry plays in helping us see the past, present, and future hinted at in the current Kabbalah tree.

KABBALAH: A Key to Spiritual Connectivity?

Can we learn from the Kabbalah? You be the judge. It is considered ancient Hebrew mysticism and may have been a source for Elijah’s (Eliyahu’s) connection with Elahim. But is it up-to-date and useful for our time and age?

Problem: Kabbalah may be out of date. The Kabbalah as one author put it, “is a philosophical and theosophical system that was originally designed to answer man’s eternal questionson the nature of God and of the universe, and the ultimate destiny of mankind.” Has it succeeded in that goal? Or is it ready for a change?

We are in preparation for the Eighth Age prophesied by our father Enoch. As the time draws nearer we ought to expect to change and get ready for events that were planned before the universe was created. These are excited time, for sure.

The Incomplete Tree of LifeKabbalah tree of life Diagram

The Kabbalah is famous for its strange appearing Tree of Life. Although it may give the appearance of being complete, it contains some clues indicating it is not.

Starting at the top, the round object called a Sephira, has been given the meaning “Crown” and is the highest spiritual entity. The Sephira to the right is Wisdom, and across from it on the left is Understanding. But the yellow, dashed circle near the top represents Knowledge. Its detached and vague appearance seems to say that Knowledge is not complete and has not found its real connection within the Tree. From out point of view, we have so much to learn we cannot comprehend everything in this short life.

The horizontal bars and some of the diagonal bars are paths between the Sephiroths. And by meditating on these paths and Sephiroths one, it is believed, is led into a connection with Yahua of Elohim (the Crown). Some bars or paths are missing on this tree. Sometimes the Tree is shown with a path leading from Understanding through Knowledge to the Sephira at the right side, below Wisdom. This Sephira is called Mercy or Love. The on-again-off-again path leading from Understanding through Knowledge to Love is usually missing. That indicates there are problems when trying to make a full spiritual connection.

On the right, left and center are three vertical Pillars that support the Tree. These are not Paths, even though the first trek forces one to climb up the center Pillar. We might try to squeeze some esoteric meaning from this, but it is not necessary and probably wrong anyway. Instead this tells us that the tree is not complete. The Path or Way must “be prepared.”

Usually one on a spiritual journey starts at the bottom and moves upward in the Tree. But the person is stopped at Love because the path through Knowledge to Understanding is not available. If we are cutoff from a solid connection with Elohim, the scriptures tell us that “My people are destroyed for LACK of Knowledge.” Hence, they also lack Understanding and Wisdom and consequently have NO connection with the Crown or Yahua the Creator!

This is “the crooked path” that must be made “straight.”

The Spiritual Names of the Sephiroths

Starting at the bottom the lowest circle is “Kingdom.” As we shall see later this is a very peculiar name. This is another clue indicating the incompleteness of this Tree of Life.

A peculiar thing happens here. This is the only place in the Tree where we must go straight up, another clue that the Tree is not complete. Horizontal paths always go from our left to right, but diagonals go up and from our right to our left. The out of place upward path will not be needed in the complete Tree.

Moving up to the Sephira in the middle we come to “Foundation.” The Torah or Law is considered the foundation upon which all spiritual life is built. Another name for Foundation is “Stasis.” Therefore, if we are NOT building on the Foundation or Torah, we are building “away from the Stasis” or upon “apostasy!”

Following the diagonal path up and to the left we arrive at “Glory.” Another interesting name that seems that it might be out of place. Again, it is in the correct place, as we shall see when the Tree is complete.

The horizontal path leading to our right leads to “Victory.” Again very fascinating that this name applies here. What victory? We will find out.

Now we follow the diagonal to the circle in the center. This is called “Beauty.” Strange isn’t it. When we see the completed tree, we will understand something powerful.

The diagonal from “Beauty” leads to the next level and the Sephira called “Judgment or Severity.” This also fits this level.

Moving across the horizontal path to our right we come to the Sephira named “Mercy or Love.” Because there is no path leading from “Mercy” up the tree, we must stop. We are kept from Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom, leading finally to “Crown” or “Elohim.”

The time has come for the Tree of Life to be made complete and in doing so, this will provide a path not only leading to Yahua, but also preparing the way for the Eighth Age.

Next blog: we will examine the mysteries of Hebrew alphabet and why it is important for this day and age, and how it unlocks the mystery of the Tree of Life.

GOSPEL: The Mystery of the Two Christianities

The Jesus Tomb Discovery Channel film stirred up a lot of dust. A big question remains: why were the other ossuaries vacuumed out and who did it? But something very important recently came out of its grave: the original Christianity of the Apostles.

I doubt that very many people know that beginning around 60 A.D. two different forms of Christianity started to develop. This was about the time of the Jerusalem conference told about in Acts 15. It appears that there might have been more than one letter floating around. Shortly after this meeting Paul wrote a letter to the Galations. But the assembly at Jerusalem sent another document to be read in all the assemblies: It is called the DIDACHE, which means “instruction,” or “What is taught.” A translation of that document is here as a static page. It is a translation of an original document probably written in Aramaic and then translated into Greek and into English.

With the exception of Paul’s letters and the books of Luke and Acts, I find it hard to accept that the writings of the New Testament were originally written in Greek. It seems more likely that they were written at first in Aramaic as that was the language of Israel at that time.

I was in Jerusalem and on my way back from the Hebrew University. Feeling thirsty I went into a shop and bought a bottle of grapefruit juice. As I looked around I saw a book on the shelf written by Yigael Yadin about the “messiah” of the second century C.E., Bar-Kokhba. I purchased that book because at that time I was researching was has been called Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy, which I will write about later.

Mr. Yadin found a collection of Bar-Kokhba letters in a cave:

The letters are the most personal and direct evidence concerning Bar-Kokhba and his relations with his subordinates. At the same time they are a mine of linguistic data. The best way to describe them is to let them speak for themselves.

The first thing that struck us was that for no apparent reason some of the letters were written in Aramaic and some in Hebrew. Jews at that period were versed in both languages, yet since most of the letters were in Aramaic, possibly Hebrew had just lately been revived by a Bar-Kokhba decree. I remember that when I showed the letters to Mr. Ben-Gurion, then the Prime Minister, only the Aramaic documents had as yet been opened. ‘Why did they write in Aramaic and not in Hebrew?’ was his immediate angry reaction, as if the scribes had been members of his staff.

The letters were recovered from the last hide-out of Bar-Kokhba after the dispersion of the people of Judah in 135 C.E.

The reason for bringing that up concerns what unfortunately a large number of people consider: “the inerrancy of scripture.” This is a doctrine of Christianity that claims that there are “no mistakes in the Bible,” which is the only document they claim is scripture. “How could God’s word have any mistakes?” they ask.

I don’t have a problem with the Hebrew scriptures, as the work of the scribes was a highly professional operation. Great care was taken to make sure that every “jot” [Hebrew. Yod, the smallest letter] was present and every Tav was correctly formed so that it could not be confused with either He or Kheth.

The same was not true of the “New Testament.” Copies were made of the letters and books by anyone who could read and write in the assembly, or out of the assembly. It is believed that Paul may have had a hand in translating and “editing” the books and letters into Greek. Some may disagree, but what Paul did was not a good thing. The book of Acts is really the Acts of Paul and is slanted to show him as a “good guy” and raise suspicion about the Apostles.

The worst danger with Paul’s writings is one that we experience daily with our news: the use of spin. Paul could take what sounds at first as good teaching and then spin it into easily accepted heresy. The book of Galations is only one example of that. He knew what the Apostles were teaching, and that they knew that Jesus was “The Chosen One: the Son of God.” They also knew that he was the one who made the covenants with the fathers and with the people of Israel when they received the commandments. The Apostles understood the resurrection as revealed in the Hebrew Scriptures and other Scriptures. The Apostles knew that the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:33) did not do away with the commandments, but rather made it possible for all people to keep them, because the commandments will become the way people live from their heart and mind. They also knew that these commandments and others applied to all the Nations of Israel, wherever they are in the world, and not to only that branch known by most people as the Jews.

If you read the DIDACHE you will see that the Apostles never considered at any time that the Law or Torah was made null and void by any act of “The Chosen One.” Instead, the sacrifice he made was to purchase all humanity by paying their debt. He owed nothing, and what he paid covered our debt. This was the original life and death covenant he made with the Tribes of Israel. So after he was beaten, crucified, dead and buried, he came out of the grave, like we all will: with a new body. From His resurrection on, “All power” had been given to him to do what needs to be done to bring all people to eternal life.

The one we call Jesus, whose Hebrew name is “Eyahushuah” or “Eyahshuah” in Aramaic warned the disciples:

Watch out that no one deceives you. For a multitude will come in my name, claiming, “I am He,” and they will deceive the masses. Mark 13:5

Was he right?

Absolutely.

Christianity took off in two directions. One the outgrowth of Paul’s private interpretations, and the other became nearly buried in the New Testament “canon.” What Paul couldn’t do, even though he was hard at it, was to destroy what was written in the Hebrew Scriptures and the Scriptures that support it. He nearly succeeded, but we are living in the time of the end of the Seventh age, which is the last age before the Age of Righteousness is established on earth after the resurrection. Then the deceivers will be no more.

John, one of the three “Pillars” of the Jerusalem assembly wrote about it this way:

They went out from among us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have surely remained with us, but that they might be brought to light that none of them are of us. 1 John 2:19

John witnessed the beginning of the Apostasy, as the “Church” moved away from the Law (Torah) to follow the interpretations and rules of the Pharisee that tried to kill the Apostles and those who truly followed the Messiah, the Chosen One, Eyahuwah (YHWH, Yahweh) who came in the flesh and is preparing to come back to the earth, not for a visit, but this time to stay!

JESUS TOMB: Can we solve its mysteries?

Could the tomb discovered in Talpiot, Jerusalem actually contain the Family of Jesus? Here is some information that may shock you: it is entirely possible. Here’s how.

The main problem with facing up to the evidence, such as it is, is that it is threatening to centuries old Christian thought. The idea that the one we call Jesus could have been married was scary enough. But to now find the remains of a body in an ossuary with Yeshua bar Yosef (Aramaic) written on it next to another box with the name of Mariamene e Mara written on it, and another box with Yehuda bar Yeshua. This is pretty scary stuff for traditional Christians.

The reason for this is twofold: Christians are following traditions and beliefs imposed by a church with no real evidence for the claims that:

  • Jesus never could have been married: “Sex is a sinful practice.”
  • Jesus’s body was never left on the earth: “The Doctrine of the Resurrection of the Body.”

Both of these reasons or doctrines are false.

In this blog article, I am going to present from Scriptures why both of these teachings are false and describe what really happened, Theologically, and why.

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See this post for the truth about what really happened at the time of the death and resurrection.

Could Jesus have been married and have children?

From a rational analysis, one could only answer that question with “Yes” to both counts. He could have been married. He could have had children. There is no Law against it in the Torah or any where else. Therefore, it would not have been sin for him to have loved and married a woman and had children by her.

Like many I had to face this question because of a fascinating book: The DaVinci Code. It was another instance that Theologians often face: “How do you account for the smoke, if there was no fire?”

So we are now faced with only confusion coming from religious doctrine and tradition. Why would he marry?

I wrote in other blogs, the one we call Jesus was Eyahushuah Eyahushuah in Hebrew. (Look up the name in the Englishman’s Hebrew Concordance. That is where I found the spelling of “Joshua” that I transliterate here from the Hebrew with emphasis on all the long vowel sounds of ancient Hebrew, not modern Hebrew.)

Eyahushuah was the name of Eyahuwah who came in the flesh to make things right. Is it a good thing for Man (includes both male and female) that the Creator go about his business without experiencing first hand everything that his creation has to go through to make it in this world? And is it not a good thing for the One who made the life and death covenants with his people to remove the debt they owed by becoming one of them and taking that debt upon himself? He had to be just like they were.

And to be a faithful High Priest did not he also have to experience everything they had to experience so that He could understand and show mercy and give them help? And would that exclude one of the most important commitments they have to make: marriage and children? Of course not! He had to go through it all and especially marriage and family. Where are our biggest problems today worldwide? Not in war, but in family!

Unlike Adam, who failed miserably with both his wife and his children, Eyahushuah had to set the record straight and take that on himself. He did! And he did it right!

Although I have heard Christians squirrel around the second chapter of John, there is no reasoning that can conclude that it is NOT Eyahushuah’s own wedding. Only days before, he called his disciples and had them come to the wedding. Who else but the bridegroom would have invited them? Then when they ran out of wine, his mother came and told him, and he replied, “What is that to us? My time has not come.” But she appeared to ignore this and told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Mother was not taking any guff from him. So he told them what to do and also told them to take this wine to the master of the banquet (the head waiter.) Then when the head waiter found out that this wine was better than other, he felt he had to teach a lesson to the bridegroom on when to serve the good wine and the not-so-good. The bridegroom didn’t say anything in reply. Then:

After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and disciples. There they stayed a few days.

In other words, the party continued at Jesus’s home!

I get suspicious at this point. I would not be surprised if some over zealous and fear ridden church official didn’t erase the part about Mary Magdalene from this passage and maybe some other stuff to make it appear that this was someone else’s wedding. They did with other scriptures, so much so that John added a curse at the end of the book of Revelation.

The Christian world stood aghast when they found out it was written down that Jesus kissed Mary of Magdalene “often.” But no one seemed to bring up another verse found in the Gospel of Philip 36:

There were three Mariams who walked with the Lord at all times: his mother and [his] sister and (the) Magdalene°— this one who is called his Companion°. Thus his (true) Mother and Sister and Mate is (also called) ‘Mariam’.

The word translated “Companion,” even though this is Coptic, is a borrowed Greek word koinonos. Now the interesting thing with this word is the company it keeps in the Greek Lexicon. I happened to own an 1840 copy of Donnegan’s lexicon. In there koinonos is related to words that mean the “relationship between a man and a woman,” “put someone to bed,” “a pregnant women,” “intercourse” and “someone you sleep with.” The word translated “mate” in the analysis refers to a union with a binding contract! In other words, one you are united with or bound with, or more simply: married to.

Jesus’s Body: Explained in His Own Words

I explained above that Eyahuwah became one name Eyahushuah, whom we call Jesus. In order for him to become like us in every way, there really should be no difference. If we die, he dies. If we have to lie in a grave, then he did, too.

But there is one thing he experienced that we have yet before us. He is called the Firstborn from the dead. But when we die, we are among those who are “in their graves.” We don’t go to heaven when we die. That would make us, starting with Adam, those who preceded Him. But that is not what we are to understand. He is the Firstborn, the Wave Sheaf Offering, which is why he had to restrain Mary Magdalena: “Tell my brothers that I must go to My Father and Your Father, and to My Elahim (Family) and Your Elahim (Family).”

Enoch’s prophecy about that day and age told that “In it a man would ascend.” Eyahuwah’s experience is more like ours than we even care to imagine. It is not like Enoch’s or Elijah’s. Their experience was different. Enoch did not die. He was “translated” from one domain to another. Elijah was taken by a chariot. They were exceptions. But Eyahuwah could not be an exception. He had to be like us “in every way.”

So what happened?

He died and his body was placed in a tomb by his great uncle, Mary’s uncle, Joseph of Arimathea, who happened to be one of the richest men in the entire known world! Joseph of Arimathea was referred to by the Romans as ‘Nobilis Decurio’ or Minister of Mines to the Roman Government. He owned ships that transported commodities all over the Roman Empire. He mined tin and lead from the hills of southwest England. In fact, as I wrote in another blog, the lyrics of the English song, Jerusalem, tell about Jesus’s feet walking on England’s green and pleasant hills. Whether this is true or not, this was NOT a poor family as many assume.

Let’s take a look at the resurrection

After his death Jesus was placed in Joseph’s tomb and closed in with a huge stone. This was at the close of the day of Passover and just before the High day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. It was also a short time before the start of the fourth day of the week at evening. Three days and three nights later, the tomb opened and Jesus was raised from the dead. And this is where nearly everybody gets lost.

The women didn’t come to the tomb on “Easter Sunday.” They came immediately after the weekly Sabbath, at evening after sunset and they found the tomb empty and Jesus’s grave clothes neatly folded at the foot of the place where they left his body. Also a messenger ask them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?” Pretty amazing. They came to the tomb, a place where the dead are placed, and Jesus wasn’t there. And neither was his body!

If you are trying to help people understand the reality of the resurrection, do you think it would be wise to leave the body lying around? That would create confusion. The body must be moved, hidden, set aside or otherwise taken care of. Then you reveal the resurrected person.

The nonsense of the doctrine of the “resurrection of the body” has done nothing but confuse the entire Christian community and made a spectacle out of them to the rest of the world. That was never the way it was going to happen.

When I talked with my mom before she died in December of 2005, I told her that she would have no knowledge of her death. Instead it would be like the great sleep we may have experienced as a child or when camping in the open air. There was no knowledge of the sleep. Instead, you close your eyes and open them and it is morning. I loved that kind of sleep.

But I also told her that she would no longer have her cancer ridden body. Instead she would look at her hands and body and find that it is new and yet mature, like a very healthy young adult, not a child, but a full grown adult, maybe in as she might have been in her early thirties. My mom died laughing.

Do you really want to be raised from the dead only to find that you still have your same, sick body. I wouldn’t. Jesus’s body was beaten to shreds. He might even have lost his vision in one of his eyes. His ribs were showing. His cheeks were torn and his teeth were exposed. His back was ripped open and in some places muscle tissue was exposed and hanging loose. He didn’t even look human anymore!

It was not the body that was raised, it was the person and he was given a new healthy body. But to help his disciples understand that it was him, he had to give them some of his wounds, like the nail holes and the spear hole. Those were his, he could do what he wanted. But it was in a new, fresh body, like we all will have when we are also raised from the dead.

Not let me ask you a question. Out of all the disciples, who could Jesus confide in regarding the remains of his former body? As far as I see there was only one: His wife and close companion, Mary Magdalena! She was the only one he could tell where the old body was, why it was there, and what to do with it. And to keep this to herself.

What did Jesus, Eyahushuah, and Eyahuwah say?

He told Thomas: “Stop doubting and believe!”

He told Nicodemus: “I tell you the truth, unless a Man [includes both men and women] is born of water [human] and of the Spirit [not human], he cannot enter the Kingdom of God [Elahim]. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but Spirit gives birth to Spirit. You must not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again [born from above].’”

It is sad that we have corrupted the meaning of the saying, “You must be born again.”

I really hope that these really are the bones of Jesus and his wife and family. Nothing would be more in keeping with the Gospel.

GOSPEL: Who Will Save Us?

How many saviors are there? Sometimes human arrogance reaches such heights that it is beyond believability. This is particularly so among religions. Many assume that they “must save the world.” But can they?

A couple of days ago I listened to a preacher on a podcast, or Internet radio, I don’t remember which. He was talking about “prophecy.” He made a big point about how the audience would escape the hell fire through the “rapture,” but those that were “left” would go through the great tribulation and be destroyed because they didn’t believe. At that the audience laughed and applauded.

Actually, the words “believe in Jesus” really mean trust rather than a belief in some doctrine or creed. It means to have confidence in what he will do on our behalf. But, and this is important, he will do what he promised and will perform the tasks — whether we believe it or not.

In other words, the prophecies and promises, made by Eyahuwah, in the Hebrew Scriptures, and who is the one we call “Jesus,” whose name is “Eyahushuah” will be carried out whether we believe in what he said or even know about it.

But we are better off if we know and become spiritually connected with the Family of Elahim, otherwise known as the Kingdom of Heaven or God, whose intent was to make Man in their image and likeness, and to bring the Man beings into the Eternal Life!

How in the face of such religious confusion will anyone ever come to understand how this is going to work — not just for a few, but for all?

In another blog article, I took “our beloved brother Paul” to task. I won’t repeat here what I wrote in that article, you can read it, if you have not done so already. No, I want to make a point: I want to give you the good news (gospel) and not once make any reference to anything Paul wrote. Why? Because it is not necessary. The Apostles didn’t quote or preach from his writings. And if I understand what was written in 2 Peter, Paul’s writings consisted of his own “private interpretations” and a bunch of his own rules ala Phariseeism. In short, we need to understand from all the gospel, or good news, from all other Scriptures first — before we even begin to read what Paul wrote.

Jesus, whose name is “Eyahushuah” (Hebrew), said this to his disciples:

“Who do men say that I the Son of man am?”
And they said, “Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.”
He said to them, “Who do you say I am?
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ [the Chosen One], the Son of the living God.”
Eyahushuah replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but my Father in heaven. And I say also to you, That you are Peter [Petros: a small pebble], and upon this rock [a huge boulder] I will build my church [assembly of people]; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Matthew 16:15-19

There are several things that are commonly assumed and misunderstood about this.

First: the word “Church” is a mistranslation. We assume that a church is a building, a sect, denominations or religious institution. The word “ekklesia” references a group of people who are “called from,” an “assembly of citizens,” congregation, or very simply, “Them.” It implies no organization with rules, regulations, oaths, programs, buildings, or anything like that. We get our English, “ex” and “ec” from the Greek “ek.” For example: eccentric, external.

The word “church” should be stricken from all translations and replaced with something that makes sense. The word “Church” has no etymology back to “ekklesia.” Some claim that it goes back to the Greek word “kurios,” which means either “belonging to a lord” [genitive] or “lord” [masculine]. The word is never translated “Church.” Essentially, the word “church” comes from an ex-biblical source and was imposed upon the word “ekklesia”!

In the 1500s Tyndale refused to use the word “Church” in his English translations and instead used the word “congregation.” The Church, of course, who opposed translations in the native language of the people, considered this heresy and eventually hatched a plot to take Tyndale prisoner. He was later tied to a pole, strangled by the hangman and set on fire.

Second: Notice the play on words. This is usually missed:

  • “Son of Man” (Eyahushuah),
  • “the Christ [Messiah], Son of the Living God” (Peter),
  • “Simon son of Jonah” (Eyahushuah to Peter).

Third, the point of the conversation is “revealed” knowledge coming very specifically from the Father in Heaven. It has nothing to do with making Peter the “founder of the church.” Peter is only a pebble, when you consider the truth that was revealed to him: identity of Eyahushuah.

Fourth: Upon the huge immovable rock of a connection with the Father, he said “I will build.”

He didn’t say that “they” would build, or that any who came after them would build, but he said, “I will build my ekklesia (my group of people)” indicating that He was going to be around for a long time.

How was the building going to take place? Through a spiritual connection with Elahim that would provide a means for revealed knowledge from the Father to flow into the world. Not by human effort, but by spiritual power on a person by person basis.

Now that is the work of a Savior!

Where else have we heard words like that? Below is a partial list of statements from the Scriptures where the speaker, either going by the name of Eyahuwah or Eyahushuah, made promises about what he would or would not do.

Before human existence came to the earth:

Eyahuwah Elahim said, “It is not good for Man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Genesis2:18

To Noah:

Eyahuwah said to Noah, “Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty night, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”

To Abram:

Eyahuwah said to Abram: “Get out of your country, and from your people, and from your father’s house, go to a land I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and curse him that curses you; and all peoples of the earth will be blessed through you.” Gen 12:1-3

And throughout the rest of the Scriptures we find statements like (all are direct quotes from the New International Version):

“Even if you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; and if you offer many prayers, I will not listen.”

I will get relief from my foes.”

I will turn my hand against you.”

I will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove your impurities.”

I will restore your judges.”

I am going to open up your graves and bring you up from them.”

I will put my spirit in you and you will live.”

I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land in the mountains of Israel.”

I will save them from all their sinful backsliding, and I will cleanse them. They will be my people [see above], and I will be their Elahim.”

I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me.”

“Look! I am coming soon. My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.”

I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on ME, the one they have pierced, and mourn for HIM as one mourns for an only child.”

“On that day, I will banish the names of the idols from the land, and they will be remembered no more,” declares Eyahuwah Almighty. “I will remove both the prophets and the spirit of impurity from the land.”

“I am Eyahuwah your Elahim, who brought you out of Egypt. You shall acknowledge no Elahim but me, no Savior except me!”

I could continue with this for the rest of the week. There are so many statements that tell us what Eyahuwah/Eyahushuah will do. And yes, this entity is one and the same. The Hebrew Scriptures are filled with the message of the Gospel. And the promises of peace, safety, health, long life, and greatness are the future of human kind.

Only this Savior makes these statements about what he will do. And He never forgets or goes back on His Word.