‘Sons of Abraham’ are coming to Jesus Christ – Praise Him!

We thank and praise you Almighty Father for the many millions of our brothers and sisters who have come into Your Kingdom since you stunned me by that awesome revelation in the heavens and hearing Your declaration:

“As Communism fell so, too, will Islam fall!”

That is, it will crumble away and fall internally and thus take the world by surprise….

End-Times Update: eyes turn toward Jerusalem!

Zecharia 12- The Coming Deliverance of Judah

12 The [a]burden of the word of the Lord against Israel. Thus says the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of [b]drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. [NKJV, BibleGateway.org]

In my humble opinion, this news supports view that the Biden regime is Obama III, in view of #44’s strong anti-Israel stance.

Extract:

‘Democrat’s bill violates the Oslo Accords that were facilitated by Bill Clinton which considered the territories “disputed”, not “occupied.” Barack Obama was the first to violate the Oslo Accords when he refused to veto UNSC 2334 on December 23, 2016 on his way out of office….’

To read above synopsis click here.

To read source article click here.

In view of the foregoing and my reference to Obama, for a short synopsis visit this post by clicking title and then read section ‘BRIEFING 2 – President Obama’ for short overview of his strong anti-Israel stance:

Is Donald Trump’s heart for God’s Kingdom? – part 1: 2008-2017

The effects upon USA of Obama’s UNSC Resolution 2334

Update on ‘behind the scenes’ prophecies on Deep-State: 1 – Amanda Grace, “wire-fraud…deep under hood”

Further to the recent ‘Behind the Scenes’ trilogy, we return to the Word from the Lord which Amanda Grace heard on 31st August, as well as gain further, deep insights into the news of legal action relating to Deep-State’s treachery against President 45

In Amanda’s posting the Lord speaks upon:

  1. The early timing of the Hebrew New Year’s Feasts (6th-22nd September)
  2. Iran and terrorism
  3. Israel and its leaderships in-fighting and apostasy towards Baal/Ra
  4. America’s leaders having “blood on their hands” from child-sacrifice
  5. US “puppet/shadow presidency and shadow government” – October surprise!
  6. Collapse of “an entire media entity” – (last year reader Edward thought so of BBC)
  7. Church ministry leaders falling into demonic temptation through lures and pride
  8. Running in the wrong political race
  9. EU/Belgium, attempt “heist of the century” (4-fold hike in gas supply prices?)
  10. Generals meet “in secret and and seek” God: directs to Geo.Washington’s plan!
  11. Witchcraft in White House and Halls of Congress – great shaking and overthrow
  12. A “wire-fraud so deep by a company claiming to do good but involved deep under the HOOD” > possibly 2-fold pun of the Lord referring to demonic as well as American term for car bonnet. Thus ‘under the hood’ means the engine! 

A possible meaning of point 12 has emerged in the latest part of Devolution Series, as below, as being a global security agency enabling electronic election fraud via internet.

First, the warning at point 3 would seem too apply to Israeli PM’s utterly outrageous and evil curse he’s placed upon his nation:

NOW, we gather those paragraphs specifically for the USA and its political leaders, as well as church leaders (emphases mine):

There is much blood on the hands of your leaders oh America that the time has come for an account, Oh America I have given you a window to repent and call out to ME and I will answer you and more are crying out to ME and looking to ME for the answer, says the Lord. There has been a changing of the tides in the Spirit and you shall see evidence of this in the natural as I shall shake the administration I shall shake their President and Vice and Secretary of State. I shall shake this unholy union, says the Lord, for they have spilled much blood and now much shall be required of them for it as the Kingdom shall be torn away from Saul, says the Lord of Hosts, and just when Athaliah thinks it is up for grabs something unprecedented in your nation shall occur as I the Lord raise leaders up and I cause them to fall for they have desecrated what is Holy. They have mocked My authority they have praised the gods of gold and silver, and principalities, oh Belthshazzar the hand is coming for the writing on the wall is at hand.

‘MENE MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN’

You shall be judged and found wanting and those propping you up shall be judged as well, for this is a shadow presidency within a shadow government, says the Lord this day, a prop a ruse and puppets are indeed disposable, says the Lord thy God this day.

I shall make a spectacle of them as the people return unto Me; it is not a man that shall save you oh America, it is by My power and outstretched arm you shall be redeemed and washed and cleansed as a river of blood has run through your nation that I the Lord am damming up their channels and avenues and quarries (remember that word) and I shall dry up your supply of what you take power from, says the Lord thy God this day.

They have defied the living God and I have given time for repentance and change for I am long-suffering. However, it is minutes to midnight and there shall be an October surprise, says the Lord of Hosts this day….

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, vindication sayeth the Spirit for those who attempted to harm you and your name all because of their head-games they have played for very long times, bouncing from person to person, ministry to ministry, looking for accolades and a seat of importance, for that spirit of importance so shall be exposed and dealt with.

There are those running the wrong race politically as well for they did NOT allow Me, the Lord, to properly equip them first and as fools rushed in to jockey for position. I the Lord thy God shall raise up My true servants for such pivotal positions and, because they have proclaimed ME first, I THE LORD shall honor them before men as there shall be a tipping point in pivotal areas of your nation, says the Lord of Hosts. [RB note: President Trump Gave Glory to Jesus in Public]

BEHIND THE SCENES – DEEP-STATE

Really pleased that Patel Patriot has issued the next part in his Devolution Series as he reports in depth on the legal action now taking place. He astutely closes Part 10, The Silent War as follows (emphases mine) and then a few extracts of Part 11:

‘…I don’t want to speculate but I can assure you, there is more to the Afghanistan story than what we’re being led to believe, and believe Trump set the table for things to happen this way. Biden had the opportunity to handle things the right way, but instead he completely botched it.

While I can’t tell you exactly how this is going to play out, I believe things are unfolding as Trump suspected they would. He prepared for and expected things to play out this way because Trump prepares for all possibilities. His goading of Biden alone tells me that this is how he wanted it to happen.

The political establishment has come to the end of their road. Trump and the military are playing them like fiddles at every turn. The final chapter of the political establishment has culminated with Joe Biden as a fake “president,” red-pilling America with his every move. We are rapidly approaching the climax of this war. We are on the precipice of a new era in American history. An era inspired by the principles our founding fathers had hoped, fought, and died for.’

Part 11 – CLOUDSTRIKE (click to read in full and have your EYES OPENED WIDE!)

‘In Devolution – Part 10, I outlined the larger battle between President Trump and the political establishment, including the foundation for the battle that we saw building during the Obama administration. In this article, I’ll be focusing more on the battle that occurred during Trump’s presidency, including how the political establishment was even more pervasive in their election theft than we originally suspected.

Spygate

I’m not going to get too deep into the weeds here with Spygate because this isn’t my area of expertise. I encourage you to follow Brian Cates and his work as he is the authority on all things Spygate. I do want to mention this because there has been some recent developments regarding Michael Sussmann and it provides some context for what I will be discussing throughout this article. On October 3, 2018, John Solomon published an article via The Hill discussing the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.’

Patel recaps on page 22 (my number again!!) before proceeding with 2020 Election:

‘Let’s do a recap before moving on:

  • Michael Sussman is a former DOJ lawyer and former (as of 09/16/21) partner at Perkins Coie
  • Perkins Coie was the law firm representing the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC
  • Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS to create the narrative that Trump was colluding with Russia
  • Separately, Michael Sussman, used “Tech Executive-1” from “Internet Company-1”, which I believe are Shawn Henry and Crowdstrike, to create narrative regarding Trump’s ties to Russia through the Alfa Bank story
  • Michael Sussman contracted CrowdStrike with the DNC for their cyber services for the DNC Hack
  • CrowdStrike used very shaky evidence to claim Russia hacked the DNC emails, again creating narrative of Trump’s ties to Russia
  • A former NSA technical director studied the “hack” and claimed the DNC data was downloaded to a thumb drive
  • Multiple data points including Assange himself lead to a deeper story behind what happened with Seth Rich.

CrowdStrike played an integral role in creating the narrative that Trump had ties to Russia. I believe they also played an integral role in a few more recent events as well.’

THEN in covering Crowdstrike in depth we can perceive how it fulfills what Amanda heard about what’s under the ‘hood’ connected with fraudulent online activity, viz:A wire-fraud so deep by a company claiming to do good but involved deep under the HOOD”. 

Compare that with Patel’s text:

The 2020 Election

‘I don’t need to once again go over the fact that Donald Trump won the election. We will see proof of that in due time. Instead, I’ll go over some of the more technical details of the voting machines and security measures that were in place for the 2020 election as they pertain to CrowdStrike, the company heavily involved in the Spygate scandal.

After digging around on CrowdStrike’s website, I stumbled across something interesting from their blog. On July 30, 2020, Shawn Henry (yes the same one we’ve already talked about) published a blog post titled “Securing Elections Globally: How CrowdStrike is Helping.” Here is the first paragraph:…(image not copied)

This is the first time I have heard that CrowdStrike is a “global leader in protecting elections.” The blog continues to discuss their “History of Defeating Adversaries” and “The current Threat Landscape” but towards the end it gets to the really good stuff:…’

SO you  may want to study Part 11 carefully….

Word from the Lord to nations at this holy time, an October surprise – Amanda Grace

A fortnight ago I was nudged to check if Amanda Grace may have published anything from the Lord. Indeed there was and I printed a copy to weigh and study – just look at my reactions over the past fortnight, bearing in mind current events: 

Listen to her read and discuss in depth and wait on the Lord with Steve Schultz from 8:30 and stress the significant relevance and applicability of the Jewish Feasts (being earlier than usual (see calendar). Her reading the Word commences at 10:55 mark: 

Received around 6 am on 31st August, Amanda writes, A Word from the Lord

“I AM the Lord strong and Mighty I am High and lifted up, the earth is indeed MY footstool says the Lord of Hosts this day. We are entering a Holy time, says the Lord of Hosts this day.

There is a breaking point that will occur during the Jewish feasts, says the Lord, as so Gideon had to break the clay pots to signify as a sign of the destruction of the army of the Midianites is upon them, so very large clay pots in nations shall break. [as in Judges 7:15-22]

There shall be a very threatening and destructive statement made by the leadership of Iran during this time, as that principality is stirring them up to indeed make a power grab at such a time. However, says the Lord of Hosts, the net they are planning to lay for Israel they and Hezbollah and their funders from other countries who desire for Iran to do their dirty work, who desire to make Iran an extension of themselves for such destruction against other countries and peoples, so I the Lord thy God shall gut open their plan and reveal the inward most parts as 2 terrorist groups have met in secret and are looking to make a super force of terror of power.

However, I the Lord thy God am always faithful I keep My covenants and My promises and I shall once again rise up against this foe as a major leader within the ayatollah’s court shall suddenly fall as a sign. I have gone out ahead of My people to deal with a very power-hungry corrupted foe, as the prince of Persia will NOT withstand who I send this time to strike them, says the Lord of Hosts this day.

A stirring near the Red Sea watch says the Lord watch the stirring the movement and the squabbling as even the infighting within Israeli leadership shall spill out as the deeply corrupt within Israel are attempting to turn the people to Baal, as there are those within Israeli leadership who do not serve ME but have gone after Baal and Ra for their power as they have been corrupted to gain power any way they can to put forth a dark agenda that is NOT of Me, says the Lord of Hosts this day.

My people need to RISE UP within Israel, RISE UP My covenant people do not fall into complacency do not allow leadership to break covenant with Me that causes the entire nation to suffer. Oh Israel, I am calling to you in this hour to heed MY Instructions and listen to MY voice and humble yourselves before ME, as a tripod of nations has desired to sift you. However, I the Lord thy God shall have mercy on you and I shall intervene. However, you will have to return to your first love and follow My instruction.

Strategic hits shall occur around the time of the Jewish feasts as Israel so shall be compelled out to do so.

A shock within the political arena of Israel around the time of the feasts so shall occur as that shall flip and tip as the tug of war has ensued that has nations hands on the rope that DO NOT BELONG and so shall be yanked off – a spectacle before the world, says the Lord of Hosts this day.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day:

There is much blood on the hands of your leaders oh America, that the time has come for an account. Oh America, I have given you a window to repent and call out to ME and I will answer you and more are crying out to ME and looking to ME for the answer, says the Lord. There has been a changing of the tides in the Spirit and you shall see evidence of this in the natural as I shall shake the administration I shall shake their President and Vice and Secretary of State. I shall shake this unholy union, says the Lord, for they have spilled much blood and now much shall be required of them for it as the Kingdom shall be torn away from Saul, says the Lord of Hosts, and just when Athaliah thinks it is up for grabs something unprecedented in your nation shall occur as I the Lord raise leaders up and I cause them to fall for they have desecrated what is Holy. They have mocked My authority they have praised the gods of gold and silver, and principalities, oh Belthshazzar the hand is coming for the writing on the wall is at hand.

‘MENE MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN’

You shall be judged and found wanting and those propping you up shall be judged as well, for this is a shadow presidency within a shadow government, says the Lord this day; a prop, a ruse, and puppets are indeed disposable, says the Lord thy God this day.

I shall make a spectacle of them as the people return unto Me; it is not a man that shall save you oh America, it is by My power and outstretched arm you shall be redeemed and washed and cleansed as a river of blood has run through your nation that I the Lord am damming up their channels and avenues and quarries (remember that word) and I shall dry up your supply of what you take power from, says the Lord thy God this day.

They have defied the living God and I have given time for repentance and change for I am long-suffering. However, it is minutes to midnight and there shall be an October surprise, says the Lord of Hosts this day.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, the airwaves, the towns, the tents of meeting shall be filled with My Word, with an appeal to their creator, proclaiming the works of the Lord, proclaiming My Power.

And as this occurs there shall be a collapse of an entire media entity. As this occurs what Babyl has built shall be confused and fall, says the Lord of Hosts this day, as these high places shall come down as an event in your nation shall bring forth an even greater exodus for those to search out the Truth through other media sources that shall and will glorify My name.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, the enemy in his temptation has set out a lure for those in ministry and other arenas and there has been a tempting lure sent out and those who get hooked in, those who partake, there shall be a steep price to pay when the truth comes forth about who has seen and done what, whose who and whose not what they appear, as names can be very tempting. Do NOT position yourself on the cutting-edge of disaster for a ruse, and test the spirits in this hour. Be very careful, for the enemy has roamed about like a lion seeking whom He may devour. He sees the vulnerability, do not give him an easy take-down by seeking to partake in what is salacious in My eyes, says the Lord of Hosts, for I the Lord thy God know who has committed their crimes and who has been sent to play a role as the corrupt have molded those for such an hour to play award-winning roles all to make a fool of media and ministries who are attempting to speak truth. However says the Lord of Hosts, discern the Truth; do not be so quick to jump in and partake of every delicate dainty set before you as some is toxic, says the Lord, but looks sweet.

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, vindication sayeth the Spirit for those who attempted to harm you and your name all because of their head-games they have played for very long times, bouncing from person to person, ministry to ministry, looking for accolades and a seat of importance, for that spirit of importance so shall be exposed and dealt with.

There are those running the wrong race politically as well for they did NOT allow Me, the Lord, to properly equip them first and as fools rushed in to jockey for position. I the Lord thy God shall raise up My true servants for such pivotal positions and, because they have proclaimed ME first, I THE LORD shall honor them before men as there shall be a tipping point in pivotal areas of your nation, says the Lord of Hosts. [RB note President Trump Gave Glory to Jesus in Public]

And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, what has been concocted at meetings within Belgium and the EU shall now lose its footing as another state shall come forth with evidence that seals the deal as to what they attempted to steal a heist of the century, says the Lord. However, they utilized fallen hosts and very damaged men and women who would kill for position (remember this as well).

There shall be an overturning in your nation and by January there shall be an eruption as evidence that all that they have hidden is being compelled to the surface.

Generals past and present have met in secret and as they seek Me I shall help them outmaneuver the enemy’s plans, as it looked bleak for a moment with Washington as well and a brave plan that came from Me the Lord, and the willingness to endure the harshness for a moment caught the enemy by surprise and a much greater army was defeated because of the obedience of the General and the willingness to step out in faith as I the Lord went before them.

This is the courage bravery and boldness that so shall come forth and though the numbers at times may seem great the opponent numerous it only takes a faithful and obedient minority to defeat a corrupt majority and I the Lord shall lead them as the ground is split open for Korah’s rebellion is coming to an end.

Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, says the Lord thy God this day, and so those ceremonies done within the White House and the halls of congress so shall be broken as well as I the Lord with My fist shall fracture their oaths and their chants and their contracts by blood to serve for a power that is filled with death and darkness for that is their portion, says the Lord of Hosts this day.

A shaking in the Halls of Congress shall occur and an overthrowing suddenly of leadership whose seat they thought was so secure. However, I the Lord have denied the continuance of such as a changing of the guards must occur.

Those who seek Me out shall find their weak points, loopholes, mistakes and areas of wire-fraud so deep it was covered up by a company who claims to do good but has been involved deep under the HOOD.

Seek Me while I may be found. I shall give you the answers and strategies you need as you cannot win this battle without ME Almighty God going before you for I am rising up .Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered. Rally with boldness My children knowing I am with you. I am protecting you. Seek My word, My presence, for you shall indeed find rest even in the storm.

I am raising up My children, Mighty men and women for such an hour and they shall speak with the shock and awe of MY power that shall shake the spirit and the natural alike for I am God there is none other. I am with you always even until the End of the Age. Seek me to correctly put the pieces together as astounding truths and revelations shall come forth that the enemy never thought My people would see.

Be strong and courageous do not be afraid for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go, I am with you MY Children know this is an incredible moment in your nation, rise to the occasion in faith and watch the wonders I do before the eyes of even those who don’t believe – but shall in this hour.

Thus sayeth the Lord of Hosts in the mighty name of Yeshua amen and amen.”

AMEN

A post-Resurrection miracle as a ‘mystery’ now revealed – part 1

[First published 2018]

Not long after Father God brought Jesus the Messiah back from the dead by His Spirit, the One who’s the radiance of His glory went once again in search of His ex-fisherman friends. Of the two sets of brothers who’d been partners in the fishing trade on the Sea of Galilee before deserting their nets to follow a peripatetic teacher, their boss had an exceptionally severe crisis of self-confidence.

GONE FISHING!

So this ‘son of Jonah’, named Simon, decided to return to the simple life of sitting in a boat with buddies and dragging a net in the hope of getting a catch – but it proved to be an exercise in futility!

A few years earlier on that inland sea, the four fishing partners encountered and had been ‘called’ by The One to follow Him. Jesus amazed the crowds there with His teaching and had asked Simon if He could address them from his moored boat. Jesus knew the men had worked hard all night without having caught anything because, when He’d finished speaking, He told Simon to sail into deep water and lower his nets despite the fruitless night – Simon was overwhelmed by the result!  They’d got such a large number of fish that another boat was called for – then both began to sink with their massive weight!!

So Simon changed his tune. Upon hearing Jesus’ instruction he’d objected because of the poor night, yet respectfully referred to Him as “Master” – but in amazement at the fresh catch breaking nets and sinking boats, Simon addressed Him with the superior term of “Lord”; thus suggesting he was beginning to understand the status of this astonishing teacher. In the account by one of those partners, John, they’d previously met Jesus immediately after His baptism in the river Jordan and Andrew had brought his brother Simon to see Jesus, who then spoke of his identity and implicit destiny, “You are Simon son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas,” (which is translated ‘A Stone’, Petros/Peter: John 1:42).

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After that huge catch of unspecified quantity, Jesus called Simon into his destiny: “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men!”  That is, a fisher of men. When they’d landed their boats the four foresook all and followed Him (Luke 5:10-11). Continue reading

Jesus’ Crucifixion described within the Holy Name of God

First published on this blog in April 2017:

According to Steve Maltz, author of God’s Signature, the only time the sacred, personal Name of God was spoken by the ancient Israelites was during worship in the Temple in Jerusalem, and especially on the Day of Atonement when the High Priest pronounced it ten times.

The Talmud has many warnings about using the most holy Name – it is also regarded as having special powers of healing. Apparently knowledge of its pronunciation was lost after the fall of the Temple in AD70 prophesied by Jesus Christ.

The knock-on effect of that event, together with the Roman Church’s withdrawal in the third Century of financial support for churches in the Holy Land founded by Jesus’ own ‘kith and kin’ (‘desponyni’), was the great loss of a full understanding of the Church’s Hebraic roots. Hence the confusion and doctrinal disagreements over Jesus’ claim, “I am in the Father and the Father is in me” (John 14:10).

Digging deeper we encounter an astonishing revelation of that double-identity!

From translations of Hebrew, the post-Shakespeare English-speaking world referred to God’s Name as ‘Jehovah’ or ‘LORD’ (letter ‘J’ was then starting to replace ‘i’). However, Jews preferred well-known descriptive titles such as ‘Elohim’ – God, in all the fullness of His attributes; ‘El Shaddai’ – Almighty; ‘El Sabaoth’ – Lord of heavenly hosts; or Adonai’ – Lord, and more often than not the reverent term ‘Ha Shem’ (The Name) sufficed.

Scribes, or sopher, needed to take special care in praying before writing the holy name, which must be done without interruption. Were a mistake made, it must not be corrected but the whole page discarded and the page restarted. Numbering had to be carefully handled too because Hebrew characters represented both letters and numbers. So the logical way of writing 15 is to add a yod (ie 10) to a hey (ie 5) and likewise for 16 (a yod to a vav). But this never happened because, as part of the sacred name, they could accidentally be read as this name. The Holy Name is shown below, but read from right to left:

Ha Shem

“Yod-Hey-Vav-Hay” first appears in Genesis 2:4 statement that ‘The Book of Beginnings’ is the account of, “When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens”.

This Name was first revealed when Moses encountered God in the burning bush after he’d asked Him whom should he tell the Israelites had sent him to get them out of their slavery in Egypt.

God replied, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you’. ” (Exodus 3:14 NKJV)
Steve writes, “Interestingly and contrary to popular belief, the Hebrew word used in this passage…is not YHVY (he shows Hebrew characters). So, what’s going on here? Is it His name or isn’t it? In this Exodus passage, the word used for His name is “Aleph-Hey-Yod-Hey”.

“This takes the meaning of “I will be”…(which) shares a similar three-consonant root with YHVY in Hey-Vav-Hey and Hey-Yod-Hey…and as they’re related are both ways of describing God”. Hence my liking of describing God as “Always” and “Now”, the latter being used by Charlie Shamp too.

HOLY FATHER-SON UNION REVEALED & THE CRUCIFIXION FORETOLD

As in those preceding links, literary Hebrew developed out of pictographic forms that represent gestures and their meanings. We logically surmise both original visual and later written forms were known to and, therefore, used by the Lord in communicating with Abraham and his descendants through Issac and Jacob, and used by Moses and his scribes in compiling the first five books of the Bible.

Comparing the literary and pictorial forms of the name Moses heard and recorded as being from the Lord, we have this graphic (credit Heart To Heart):

Hebrew is read right to left, ie ‘hand-look-nail-look’, but if we read as normal left to right we find not only the Name of God describing who He is, the fullness of His character and abilities, but also its exceptional prophetic nature in it foretelling the pivotal point of His action plan for humanity: the crucifixion of His Son Jesus Christ!

BEHOLD – A NAIL – BEHOLD – A HAND

AND THIS ‘WORD’ SHOWS TWO PERSONS!

Could this indicate that Christ was hidden in the Father when Moses encountered them at the burning bush but manifested as ‘The Angel of the Lord’ or pre-incarnate Christ ? It’s worth reading Exodus 3 carefully again and note Who is speaking to Moses…

Moreover, the pictographs graphically portray God as ‘hands up’ in connection with a nail. Putting all this together into one picture we get a typical image of Jesus on the Cross at Calvary, where long nails or spikes driven through Jesus’ wrists damage the median nerves thus making His hands bend into the ‘claw position’ – just like letter Yod!!

More:

Orphan wins beauty contest in Iranian court – Feast of Purim

[First published 11th July 2013, reprised for this special Feast of Purim and the Bride of Christ.]
This headline belongs to the story of an orphaned young lady named Esther in the heart of the ancient Iranian, or Persian, empire about 2,600 years ago. It is recorded in the well-known book bearing her name. (Wikipedia explains the national names.) In closing the last post I wrote about the likely relevance of her story to developments in the UK today. Before elaborating, I must outline Esther’s exceptional story.:

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About 100 years earlier, the Hebrew people had been taken into captivity from Israel and Judea by Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. His empire fell to the Medes and Persians (as the prophets predicted) and one of the first actions of king Cyrus was to repatriate exiled peoples and to re-instate their national gods.

The Jews benefited greatly and a few groups returned over subsequent decades to rebuild destroyed Jerusalem and its temple built by King Solomon. Some Jews stayed behind, however, of which Mordecai, a minor official, was one. His great-grandfather was one of the original captive exiles and, later, an uncle and aunt died leaving their daughter an orphan. So, Mordecai looked after his younger cousin as his own daughter. The Bible describes the situation and that, ‘The young woman was lovely and beautiful’ (Esther 2:5-7). Continue reading

ACE Insights: Shavuot – Pentecost — Dr Arnold Fruchtenbaum

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The renowned Messianic scholar provides solid teaching that’s given me another totally unexpected and delightful double ‘God-incidence’ – First: Dr Arnold’s description of the new ministry of Spirit baptism as being essential to the Church’s existence, confirms my case made during debate this week with an author claiming healing by Holy Spirit’s power is “subjective and thus not exegetical,” despite medical evidence to the contrary! – Second: appreciate the inclusion of parable of wheat and tares as it also relates to the End-times harvest, and my checking of which led to my hearing the Lord’s voice on the fulfillment of scripture, thereby kick-starting my writing on prophecy (see The End-game Is Now In Play).

I pray that you may hear what the Lord is saying through Dr Fruchtenbaum’s post…

By Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum – Shavuot is the fourth holy season on the Jewish calendar. Among the Jewish people, it is also known as the Feast of Weeks. Among most Gentile believers today, the season is known as Pentecost.[1] A. The Biblical Observance Shavuot is a one-day festival. It is unique in that it was […]

Continued at > Shavuot – The Feast of Weeks – Pentecost — Ariel Ministries Publications

A post-Resurrection miracle as a ‘mystery’ now revealed – part 1

[First published 2018]

Not long after Father God brought Jesus the Messiah back from the dead by His Spirit, the One who’s the radiance of His glory went once again in search of His ex-fisherman friends. Of the two sets of brothers who’d been partners in the fishing trade on the Sea of Galilee before deserting their nets to follow a peripatetic teacher, their boss had an exceptionally severe crisis of self-confidence.

GONE FISHING!

So this ‘son of Jonah’, named Simon, decided to return to the simple life of sitting in a boat with buddies and dragging a net in the hope of getting a catch – but it proved to be an exercise in futility!

A few years earlier on that inland sea, the four fishing partners encountered and had been ‘called’ by The One to follow Him. Jesus amazed the crowds there with His teaching and had asked Simon if He could address them from his moored boat. Jesus knew the men had worked hard all night without having caught anything because, when He’d finished speaking, He told Simon to sail into deep water and lower his nets despite the fruitless night – Simon was overwhelmed by the result!  They’d got such a large number of fish that another boat was called for – then both began to sink with their massive weight!!

So Simon changed his tune. Upon hearing Jesus’ instruction he’d objected because of the poor night, yet respectfully referred to Him as “Master” – but in amazement at the fresh catch breaking nets and sinking boats, Simon addressed Him with the superior term of “Lord”; thus suggesting he was beginning to understand the status of this astonishing teacher. In the account by one of those partners, John, they’d previously met Jesus immediately after His baptism in the river Jordan and Andrew had brought his brother Simon to see Jesus, who then spoke of his identity and implicit destiny, “You are Simon son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas,” (which is translated ‘A Stone’, Petros/Peter: John 1:42).

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After that huge catch of unspecified quantity, Jesus called Simon into his destiny: “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men!”  That is, a fisher of men. When they’d landed their boats the four foresook all and followed Him (Luke 5:10-11). Continue reading

Jesus’ Crucifixion described within the Holy Name of God

First published on this blog in April 2017 and now continuing yesterday’s Maundy Thursday Musing:

According to Steve Maltz, author of God’s Signature, the only time the sacred, personal Name of God was spoken by the ancient Israelites was during worship in the Temple in Jerusalem, and especially on the Day of Atonement when the High Priest pronounced it ten times.

The Talmud has many warnings about using the most holy Name – it is also regarded as having special powers of healing.  Apparently knowledge of its pronunciation was lost after the fall of the Temple in AD70 prophesied by Jesus Christ.

The knock-on effect of that event, together with the Roman Church’s withdrawal in the third Century of financial support for churches in the Holy Land founded by Jesus’ own ‘kith and kin’ (‘desponyni’), was the great loss of a full understanding of the Church’s Hebraic roots. Hence the confusion and doctrinal disagreements over Jesus’ claim, “I am in the Father and the Father is in me” (John 14:10).

Digging deeper we encounter an astonishing revelation of that double-identity!

From translations of Hebrew, the post-Shakespeare English-speaking world referred to God’s Name as ‘Jehovah’ or ‘LORD’ (letter ‘J’ was then starting to replace ‘i’). However, Jews preferred well-known descriptive titles such as ‘Elohim’ – God, in all the fullness of His attributes; ‘El Shaddai’ – Almighty; ‘El Sabaoth’ – Lord of heavenly hosts; or Adonai’ – Lord, and more often than not the reverent term ‘Ha Shem’ (The Name) sufficed.

Scribes, or sopher, needed to take special care in praying before writing the holy name, which must be done without interruption. Were a mistake made, it must not be corrected but the whole page discarded and the page restarted. Numbering had to be carefully handled too because Hebrew characters represented both letters and numbers. So the logical way of writing 15 is to add a yod (ie 10) to a hey (ie 5) and likewise for 16 (a yod to a vav). But this never happened because, as part of the sacred name, they could accidentally be read as this name. The Holy Name is shown below, but read from right to left:

Ha Shem

“Yod-Hey-Vav-Hay” first appears in Genesis 2:4 statement that ‘The Book of Beginnings’ is the account of, “When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens”.

This Name was first revealed when Moses encountered God in the burning bush after he’d asked Him whom should he tell the Israelites had sent him to get them out of their slavery in Egypt.

God replied, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you’. ” (Exodus 3:14 NKJV)
Steve writes, “Interestingly and contrary to popular belief, the Hebrew word used in this passage…is not YHVY (he shows Hebrew characters). So, what’s going on here? Is it His name or isn’t it? In this Exodus passage, the word used for His name is “Aleph-Hey-Yod-Hey”.

“This takes the meaning of “I will be”…(which) shares a similar three-consonant root with YHVY in Hey-Vav-Hey and Hey-Yod-Hey…and as they’re related are both ways of describing God”.  Hence my liking of describing God as “Always” and “Now”, the latter being used by Charlie Shamp too.

HOLY FATHER-SON UNION REVEALED & THE CRUCIFIXION FORETOLD

As in those preceding links, literary Hebrew developed out of pictographic forms that represent gestures and their meanings. We logically surmise both original visual and later written forms were known to and, therefore, used by the Lord in communicating with Abraham and his descendants through Issac and Jacob, and used by Moses and his scribes in compiling the first five books of the Bible.

Comparing the literary and pictorial forms of the name Moses heard and recorded as being from the Lord, we have this graphic (credit Heart To Heart):

Hebrew is read right to left, ie ‘hand-look-nail-look’, but if we read as normal left to right we find not only the Name of God describing who He is, the fullness of His character and abilities, but also its exceptional prophetic nature in it foretelling the pivotal point of His action plan for humanity: the crucifixion of His Son Jesus Christ!

BEHOLD – A NAIL – BEHOLD – A HAND 

AND THIS ‘WORD’ SHOWS TWO PERSONS!

Could this indicate that Christ was hidden in the Father when Moses encountered them at the burning bush but manifested as ‘The Angel of the Lord’ or pre-incarnate Christ ? It’s worth reading Exodus 3 carefully again and note Who is speaking to Moses…

Moreover, the pictographs graphically portray God as ‘hands up’ in connection with a nail. Putting all this together into one picture we get a typical image of Jesus on the Cross at Calvary, where long nails or spikes driven through Jesus’ wrists damage the median nerves thus making His hands bend into the ‘claw position’ – just like letter Yod!!

More:

A post-Resurrection miracle as a ‘mystery’ now revealed – part 1

[First published 2018]

Not long after Father God brought Jesus the Messiah back from the dead by His Spirit, the One who’s the radiance of His glory went once again in search of His ex-fisherman friends. Of the two sets of brothers who’d been partners in the fishing trade on the Sea of Galilee before deserting their nets to follow a peripatetic teacher, their boss had an exceptionally severe crisis of self-confidence.

GONE FISHING!

So this ‘son of Jonah’, named Simon, decided to return to the simple life of sitting in a boat with buddies and dragging a net in the hope of getting a catch – but it proved to be an exercise in futility!

A few years earlier on that inland sea, the four fishing partners encountered and had been ‘called’ by The One to follow Him. Jesus amazed the crowds there with His teaching and had asked Simon if He could address them from his moored boat. Jesus knew the men had worked hard all night without having caught anything because, when He’d finished speaking, He told Simon to sail into deep water and lower his nets despite the fruitless night – Simon was overwhelmed by the result!  They’d got such a large number of fish that another boat was called for – then both began to sink with their massive weight!!

So Simon changed his tune. Upon hearing Jesus’ instruction he’d objected because of the poor night, yet respectfully referred to Him as “Master” – but in amazement at the fresh catch breaking nets and sinking boats, Simon addressed Him with the superior term of “Lord”; thus suggesting he was beginning to understand the status of this astonishing teacher. In the account by one of those partners, John, they’d previously met Jesus immediately after His baptism in the river Jordan and Andrew had brought his brother Simon to see Jesus, who then spoke of his identity and implicit destiny, “You are Simon son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas,” (which is translated ‘A Stone’, Petros/Peter: John 1:42).

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After that huge catch of unspecified quantity, Jesus called Simon into his destiny: “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men!”  That is, a fisher of men. When they’d landed their boats the four foresook all and followed Him (Luke 5:10-11). Continue reading

Jesus’ Crucifixion described within the Holy Name of God

First published on this blog in April 2017 and now continuing yesterday’s Maundy Thursday Musing:

According to Steve Maltz, author of God’s Signature, the only time the sacred, personal Name of God was spoken by the ancient Israelites was during worship in the Temple in Jerusalem, and especially on the Day of Atonement when the High Priest pronounced it ten times.

The Talmud has many warnings about using the most holy Name – it is also regarded as having special powers of healing.  Apparently knowledge of its pronunciation was lost after the fall of the Temple in AD70 prophesied by Jesus Christ.

The knock-on effect of that event, together with the Roman Church’s withdrawal in the third Century of financial support for churches in the Holy Land founded by Jesus’ own ‘kith and kin’ (‘desponyni’), was the great loss of a full understanding of the Church’s Hebraic roots. Hence the confusion and doctrinal disagreements over Jesus’ claim, “I am in the Father and the Father is in me” (John 14:10).

Digging deeper we encounter an astonishing revelation of that double-identity!

From translations of Hebrew, the post-Shakespeare English-speaking world referred to God’s Name as ‘Jehovah’ or ‘LORD’ (letter ‘J’ was then starting to replace ‘i’). However, Jews preferred well-known descriptive titles such as ‘Elohim’ – God, in all the fullness of His attributes; ‘El Shaddai’ – Almighty; ‘El Sabaoth’ – Lord of heavenly hosts; or Adonai’ – Lord, and more often than not the reverent term ‘Ha Shem’ (The Name) sufficed.

Scribes, or sopher, needed to take special care in praying before writing the holy name, which must be done without interruption. Were a mistake made, it must not be corrected but the whole page discarded and the page restarted. Numbering had to be carefully handled too because Hebrew characters represented both letters and numbers. So the logical way of writing 15 is to add a yod (ie 10) to a hey (ie 5) and likewise for 16 (a yod to a vav). But this never happened because, as part of the sacred name, they could accidentally be read as this name. The Holy Name is shown below, but read from right to left:

Ha Shem

“Yod-Hey-Vav-Hay” first appears in Genesis 2:4 statement that ‘The Book of Beginnings’ is the account of, “When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens”.

This Name was first revealed when Moses encountered God in the burning bush after he’d asked Him whom should he tell the Israelites had sent him to get them out of their slavery in Egypt.

God replied, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you’. ” (Exodus 3:14 NKJV)
Steve writes, “Interestingly and contrary to popular belief, the Hebrew word used in this passage…is not YHVY (he shows Hebrew characters). So, what’s going on here? Is it His name or isn’t it? In this Exodus passage, the word used for His name is “Aleph-Hey-Yod-Hey”.

“This takes the meaning of “I will be”…(which) shares a similar three-consonant root with YHVY in Hey-Vav-Hey and Hey-Yod-Hey…and as they’re related are both ways of describing God”.  Hence my liking of describing God as “Always” and “Now”, the latter being used by Charlie Shamp too.

HOLY FATHER-SON UNION REVEALED & THE CRUCIFIXION FORETOLD

As in those preceding links, literary Hebrew developed out of pictographic forms that represent gestures and their meanings. We logically surmise both original visual and later written forms were known to and, therefore, used by the Lord in communicating with Abraham and his descendants through Issac and Jacob, and used by Moses and his scribes in compiling the first five books of the Bible.

Comparing the literary and pictorial forms of the name Moses heard and recorded as being from the Lord, we have this graphic (credit Heart To Heart):

Hebrew is read right to left, ie ‘hand-look-nail-look’, but if we read as normal left to right we find not only the Name of God describing who He is, the fullness of His character and abilities, but also its exceptional prophetic nature in it foretelling the pivotal point of His action plan for humanity: the crucifixion of His Son Jesus Christ!

BEHOLD – A NAIL – BEHOLD – A HAND 

AND THIS ‘WORD’ SHOWS TWO PERSONS!

Could this indicate that Christ was hidden in the Father when Moses encountered them at the burning bush but manifested as ‘The Angel of the Lord’ or pre-incarnate Christ ? It’s worth reading Exodus 3 carefully again and note Who is speaking to Moses…

Moreover, the pictographs graphically portray God as ‘hands up’ in connection with a nail. Putting all this together into one picture we get a typical image of Jesus on the Cross at Calvary, where long nails or spikes driven through Jesus’ wrists damage the median nerves thus making His hands bend into the ‘claw position’ – just like letter Yod!!

More:

The Coming Davidic Messiah

This summation of the who, what and why of the up-coming Millennium is a valuable reminder of our goal as active Christians. Also, knowledge of the Kingdom as our inheritance is fundamental because our spiritual opponents claim ignorance of that fact dis-empowers believers (see Christian Inheritance & End-times Church for source.)

All Along the Watchtower

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

-Revelation 3:21

The Kingdom is woven into all the teachings of Christ. He taught us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come”. He taught that our good deeds on earth are seen by our Father in Heaven, and that He will reward us in the resurrection. He taught that His Kingdom is not of this world, and that this world is in darkness. Christ’s moral teaching is so sublime as to be unattainable by the flesh: it is the power of the Spirit, who is given to us as an earnest of the Kingdom, that makes us able to live as Christ did.

In our suffering, the resurrection is our comfort. The Kingdom is what we are striving for: even as we wait…

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‘Highlights from Daniel’ – Dr Arnold Fruchtenbaum’s teaching weekend

“It never rains but it pours,” so the saying goes and you may like to note what’s on this weekend in the Farnham-Aldershot area, as announced below:

Dr Arnold Genekowitsch Fruchtenbaum is founder and director of Ariel Ministries, an organization which prioritizes evangelization of Jews in the effort to bring them to the view that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. He lectures and travels widely.

This event is one of several recent ‘God-incidents’ regarding this famous Old Testament book of prophecies. Maybe I’ll see you there?

For location and checking in event of cancellation visit the Fellowship’s website Yeshuaspeople.com

World leaders denounce and condemn Palestinian leader’s deep anti-Semitism

Global exposure and condemnation at long last of this nasty, pretentious Holocaust denier’s vile personality. Next, Britain’s Labour Party and its leader…?

(Jerusalem) — In January, I said on Fox News that “we may be heading for a post-Abbas era.” That day just grew much closer. World leaders from the United Nations to the European Union to the German government and the U.S. are publicly condemning a speech Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave this week as “anti-Semitic,” […]

Click to continue reading at > BREAKING: World leaders from UN to EU to Germany & US condemn Mahmoud Abbas for anti-Semitic speech. NYT editorial calls for Palestinian President to step down. The post-Abbas era is approaching. Here’s the latest. — Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

Modern Israel Turns 70 — here are 70 fascinating facts about the modern Jewish State you might not know!

Noteworthy facts from Joel…

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

israel(Jerusalem, Israel) — It’s been an exciting and joyful week here as Israelis celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Jewish State’s modern existence. Fireworks. Dancing. Picnics. Air shows. And so much more!

I must say it’s been deeply humbling to move here with my wife and sons, to become Israeli citizens, to build friendships with Arabs and Jews and so many others, and in recent months to actually move to Jerusalem and live here in the capital city that King David established some 3,000 years ago. Sometimes, it simply seems surreal. It’s certainly a great place to raise a family — and write novels!

This summer, The Joshua Fund — the ministry Lynn and I founded in 2006 to mobilize Christians to bless Israel and her neighbors — will be hosting another “Prayer and Vision Tour” here in Israel, as well as our first-ever Epicenter Prayer Summit. It will…

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A post-Resurrection miracle as a ‘mystery’ now revealed – part 1

Not long after Father God brought Jesus the Messiah back from the dead by His Spirit, the One who’s the radiance of His glory went once again in search of His ex-fisherman friends. Of the two sets of brothers who’d been partners in the fishing trade on the Sea of Galilee before deserting their nets to follow a peripatetic teacher, their boss had an exceptionally severe crisis of self-confidence.

GONE FISHING!

So this ‘son of Jonah’, named Simon, decided to return to the simple life of sitting in a boat with buddies and dragging a net in the hope of getting a catch – but it proved to be an exercise in futility!

A few years earlier on that inland sea, the four fishing partners encountered and had been ‘called’ by The One to follow Him. Jesus amazed the crowds there with His teaching and had asked Simon if He could address them from his moored boat. Jesus knew the men had worked hard all night without having caught anything because, when He’d finished speaking, He told Simon to sail into deep water and lower his nets despite the fruitless night – Simon was overwhelmed by the result!  They’d got such a large number of fish that another boat was called for – then both began to sink with their massive weight!!

So Simon changed his tune. Upon hearing Jesus’ instruction he’d objected because of the poor night, yet respectfully referred to Him as “Master” – but in amazement at the fresh catch breaking nets and sinking boats, Simon addressed Him with the superior term of “Lord”; thus suggesting he was beginning to understand the status of this astonishing teacher. In the account by one of those partners, John, they’d previously met Jesus immediately after His baptism in the river Jordan and Andrew had brought his brother Simon to see Jesus, who then spoke of his identity and implicit destiny, “You are Simon son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas,” (which is translated ‘A Stone’, Petros/Peter: John 1:42).

DSCF3120

After that huge catch of unspecified quantity, Jesus called Simon into his destiny: “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men!”  That is, a fisher of men. When they’d landed their boats the four foresook all and followed Him (Luke 5:10-11).

This event would be replayed later but at a higher level when, once again, Simon will be caught by surprise! But before that, the four fishermen disciples were to become part of the twelve chosen as ‘Apostles’, who were given power and authority (Matt 10:2). And Simon was to have a personal revelation of Jesus’ real identity. He blurted out “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” to which Jesus responded, “Blessed are you Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you but My Father who is in heaven. I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” Also, he was further blessed to see Jesus’ transfiguration and hear Father speak about His beloved Son and instruct Peter, James and John to heed Him (Matt 16 and Matt 17).

Yet this same Peter later earned a severe rebuke from Jesus because, in his devotion, he was shocked upon hearing Jesus speak of His destined execution and in dismay he spoke against God’s plans!  AND then, when that dreadful event transpired, poor Peter was distraught during Jesus’ trial to hear himself thrice deny his association with Him! Even so, he was again blessed when Jesus visited, instructed and commissioned the Twelve (minus Judas the betrayer) after His miraculous resurrection from the dead.

However, Peter must have considered his thrice-denial would cost him dearly in losing his standing with his Lord. Hence, a critical crisis of self-confidence for Peter.

So, why not go back to fishing – and far away from Jerusalem?  His ex-fisherman friend John records Simon Peter as having told him and five others – seven in total – he was going fishing – and they replied, “We’re going with you!” (John 21:2-3).  In fact, Peter was heading into his own resurrection: that of his own self-worth, identity and calling!

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John continues: ‘They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know it was Jesus. Then Jesus said to them, “Children have you any food?” They answer Him, “No” and He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” So they cast, and were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish…

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‘Then as soon as they came to land they saw a fire of coals there and fish laid on it, and bread (Note:) Jesus said to them “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three, and although there were so many, the net was not broken.’

Believing readers will be very familiar with the wonderful reinstatement of Peter.  When John recognised who the man on the beach was he told Peter and, being determined to be back with Him, Peter donned his outer garment and dived fully clothed into the water and swam about 100 meters to shore.

This dear man, so like all of us as imperfect disciples, is asked thrice if he loves the Lord much more than his fellow disciples – that is, with ‘agape’ love: the unconditional, unconquerable, benevolent goodwill, as given by the Father and Jesus. Peter, rescinds and over-rights his previous thrice-denial to profess a less emphatic love (‘phileo’) that he knows he can give. In repeating His question at that lower level Jesus accepts but tests his profession further, thus giving him a threefold commission to be His under-shepherd.

[Note: ‘agape’, a word to which Christianity gave a new meaning, for outside the NT it rarely occurs in existing Greek manuscripts of the period. It means a love by choice and refers to will, rather than ‘phileo’, a brotherly love by chance and emotion – New Spirit-Filled Study Bible.]

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Read more deeply, if you’ve not already done so, about the significance of the specific size of this ‘resurrection’ catch in Joanne Rolston’s 153, Signs and Symbols.  In part 2 we will go deeper into them as we look into the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven… continue reading.

[Photos: ‘The Life of Christ’, Wintershall Players, copyright R Barker]

Jesus’ Crucifixion described within the Holy Name of God

First published on this blog in April 2017 and now continuing yesterday’s Maundy Thursday musing:

According to Steve Maltz, author of God’s Signature, the only time the sacred, personal Name of God was spoken by the ancient Israelites was during worship in the Temple in Jerusalem, and especially on the Day of Atonement when the High Priest pronounced it ten times.

The Talmud has many warnings about using the most holy Name – it is also regarded as having special powers of healing.  Apparently knowledge of its pronunciation was lost after the fall of the Temple in AD70 prophesied by Jesus Christ.

The knock-on effect of that event, together with the Roman Church’s withdrawal in the third Century of financial support for churches in the Holy Land founded by Jesus’ own ‘kith and kin’ (‘desponyni’), was the great loss of a full understanding of the Church’s Hebraic roots. Hence the confusion and doctrinal disagreements over Jesus’ claim, “I am in the Father and the Father is in me” (John 14:10).

Digging deeper we encounter an astonishing revelation of that double-identity!

From translations of Hebrew, the post-Shakespeare English-speaking world referred to God’s Name as ‘Jehovah’ or ‘LORD’ (letter ‘J’ was then starting to replace ‘i’). However, Jews preferred well-known descriptive titles such as ‘Elohim’ – God, in all the fullness of His attributes; ‘El Shaddai’ – Almighty; ‘El Sabaoth’ – Lord of heavenly hosts; or Adonai’ – Lord, and more often than not the reverent term ‘Ha Shem’ (The Name) sufficed.

Scribes, or sopher, needed to take special care in praying before writing the holy name, which must be done without interruption. Were a mistake made, it must not be corrected but the whole page discarded and the page restarted. Numbering had to be carefully handled too because Hebrew characters represented both letters and numbers. So the logical way of writing 15 is to add a yod (ie 10) to a hey (ie 5) and likewise for 16 (a yod to a vav). But this never happened because, as part of the sacred name, they could accidentally be read as this name. The Holy Name is shown below, but read from right to left:

Ha Shem

“Yod-Hey-Vav-Hay” first appears in Genesis 2:4 statement that ‘The Book of Beginnings’ is the account of, “When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens”.

This Name was first revealed when Moses encountered God in the burning bush after he’d asked Him whom should he tell the Israelites had sent him to get them out of their slavery in Egypt.

God replied, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you’. ” (Exodus 3:14 NKJV)
Steve writes, “Interestingly and contrary to popular belief, the Hebrew word used in this passage…is not YHVY (he shows Hebrew characters). So, what’s going on here? Is it His name or isn’t it? In this Exodus passage, the word used for His name is “Aleph-Hey-Yod-Hey”.

“This takes the meaning of “I will be”…(which) shares a similar three-consonant root with YHVY in Hey-Vav-Hey and Hey-Yod-Hey…and as they’re related are both ways of describing God”.  Hence my liking of describing God as “Always” and “Now”, the latter being used by Charlie Shamp too.

HOLY FATHER-SON UNION REVEALED & THE CRUCIFIXION FORETOLD

As in those preceding links, literary Hebrew developed out of pictographic forms that represent gestures and their meanings. We logically surmise both original visual and later written forms were known to and, therefore, used by the Lord in communicating with Abraham and his descendants through Issac and Jacob, and used by Moses and his scribes in compiling the first five books of the Bible.

Comparing the literary and pictorial forms of the name Moses heard and recorded as being from the Lord, we have this graphic (credit Heart To Heart):

Hebrew is read right to left, ie ‘hand-look-nail-look’, but if we read as normal left to right we find not only the Name of God describing who He is, the fullness of His character and abilities, but also its exceptional prophetic nature in it foretelling the pivotal point of His action plan for humanity: the crucifixion of His Son Jesus Christ!

BEHOLD – A NAIL – BEHOLD – A HAND 

AND THIS ‘WORD’ SHOWS TWO PERSONS!

Could this indicate that Christ was hidden in the Father when Moses encountered them at the burning bush but manifested as ‘The Angel of the Lord’ or pre-incarnate Christ ? It’s worth reading Exodus 3 carefully again and note Who is speaking to Moses…

Moreover, the pictogams graphically portray God as ‘hands up’ in connection with a nail – and putting all together into one picture we get a typical image of Jesus on the Cross at Calvary…

More:

 

Strong warning to anti-Semites: you are in personal post-mortem peril

Wed 18th April: in view of the banner headlines in today’s newspapers I’m sticking this post dated 26 March to the blog’s home page (click image for today’s online edition)…

Labour MPs have turned on 
Jeremy Corbyn over his “betrayal” of Jews as they described rape and death threats they had received for speaking out against anti-Semitism in their party. Mr Corbyn sat in the Commons in silence as his MPs read out hate mail they had received from his supporters. Others received standing ovations for calling out the “bullying and intimidation” in the party as the Labour leader was told: “Enough is enough.”

Mon 26th March: Continue reading

What NOT to Watch for in the End-Times, by Nelson Walters

Here, Nelson brings his incisive mind to bear upon the fuller meaning of what could be the pivotal timing indicator of prophesied signs of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Be sure to read the discussion thread too :

Most Christians know we are to watch for events in the end times. But do they know what NOT to watch for? Might our own theories of the end times deceive the church? What to Watch for This is the third article in a series about watching. In the First Article (READ HERE), we defined…

Continued in What Not to Watch For in the End Times — The Gospel In The End Times