This illustration will attempt to show how Noah flood was a real event, from two separate meteor showers 150 days apart. I will also attempt to show how certain land features and anomalies were created at this time. I will also show how the model explains how the Moon was created.
Yahushua appeared to Royal C. in the mid-1980s and said:
“No one has the right to be right in anything – only the right to be broken.” [PS 51:17].
Further, neither do we have the right to be opinionated, bigoted, prejudiced, critical, gossipy, or tale bearing! We only have the right to agape![1 PET 4:11; 1 JN 3:18]
No one has the right to be soulishly hurt or wounded – only to be unconditionally,
unreservedly forgiving! [1 COR 13:4-8; MT 18:15-17, 21-22]
May Yahuwah our Master (Lord) baruk (bless) you with His imparted emunah (faith)[HEB 12:2a KJV;
10:7; JN 17:18; 4:34; 6:38; 8:29] until His full appearing! [HEB 10:38-39; 1 PET 1:3-5; 2
May you be counted worthy to escape all the things coming to pass – by overcoming –
even as Yahushua (Jesus) did! [AMOS 5:18 KJV; LUKE 21:36 KJV; REV 2:7, 11, 17, 26-27;
3:5, 12, 21]
Yahushua Melchizedek : The Implications of His Davidic and Zadok Heritage – Audio
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In this discussion we overview the Davidic and Zadok heritage of Yahushua Melchizedek, YHVH’s Great Redeemer, through his mother Miriam, and how this heritage is part of His lawful earthly qualification of the office of High Priest of the Melchizedek order. This human heritage, together with His Divinely begotten heritage from His Heavenly Father lawfully constitutes His Heavenly High Priest Melchizedek order (an order of service that is eternal having no end ). Understanding how His unique human priestly heritage forms an integral part of the qualification of the promised redemptive physical seed of Eve which is able to lawfully stand against the serpent, serves to increase our grasp of the complete confidence that is given to the Redeemed of YHVH, when the true biblical definition of YHVH’s Good News of the Kingdom is fully understood and accurately proclaimed.
In the course of the discussion we consider what the written Law of Moses and the Prophets declare concerning the Zadok priesthood and how the biblical writ exposes the ancient-modern Talmudic Rabbinical Pharisee mythologies of the Zadok priesthood. Despite archaeological evidence, it becomes clear that these mythologies were historically constructed because of vested religious interests to discredit any biblical authority to the Zadok priesthood being acknowledged throughout Judah’s ancient-modern rabbinical religious memory, in much the same way that Yahushua Melchizedek and the Apostles have been historically discredited. In brief, the Rabbinic mythologies of the identity and history of the Zadok priesthood proclaims that the Zadoks were 1) the Sadducees (which they were not) and 2) that they were Hellenistic imposters of the authentic Aaronic order (which they were not).
In contrast to the Rabbinical mythology, what is actually written in the Law of Moses and the biblical Prophets concerning the Zadoks’ ancient historical past and their prophesied future of priesthood service in the coming messianic millennial era, paints a very different picture.
When the Rabbinical proclamations are examined in the light of what is actually written in scripture and with the Zadok’s own primary resource documents (miraculously preserved for us today in the Qumran library), all Rabbinic conclusions (together with the opposite polemic of orthodox Christian proclamations on who the “Essenes” were), are immediately exposed to have no biblical ground whatsoever, and are but religious attempts by both side of the polemic to distort, mystify, and cover up, with the motivation to both justify and maintain their own religious hegemony of the Kingdom of YHVH through their constructed eschatologies! Even the final releasing of the Qumran scrolls suffered under the greatest academic scandal of the 20th Century – being kept secret from the public for 6 decades ! Indeed Yahushua declared that the Kingdom of YHVH would suffer violence from the agendas of religious men, who through the centuries have worked to impose corrupt replacement systematic theologies to ensure their ownership and control over the Kingdom and biblical truth, with the goal being the continued enslavement of YHVH’s people.
The revealing of the Zadok testimony in these days is thus no less than a Divine miracle and “last days” trumpet blast from Heaven above. The call now is to all men who claim to follow YHVH, to carefully examine the foundations of their theological presumptions and to repent where it may be found that such presumptions have added to or taken away from what is written in the Word of YHVH. It is the Book of Hebrews that exhorts even the last generation to make every effort to enter into YHVH’s millennial “Rest” that is appointed for His Redeemed!
This discussion presents a brief overview of substantive principles found written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets concerning the Zadok heritage. These being that the Zadok priesthood :-
Are direct descendants of the line of Aaron, qualified by Divine covenant to make acceptable blood offerings before YHVH.
Have been Divinely given an eternal (without end) covenantof intimate high order service to YHVH.
Will be restored to complete their service in the coming millennial reign, where only they will attend directly to YHVH’s “Table” .
Will hold a singular distinctive and authoritative ministry to the Redeemed Nation in the millennial messianic era, to be YHVH’s judges, teachers and ordained declarers of what is profane and what is set apart, what is clean and unclean, and (contrary to religious calendars proclamations of men), they will declare the Divine worship calendar.
Recommended background reading Article:
To assist with the greater context of this discussion, I recommend you download and read the following article: which holds additional information than could be covered in the discussion. (Click on the link below to download the pdf file from the ITD website)
MASTER Yeshua, Born The Fulfilment Of The Seed Of High Priest Zadok Of The Aaronic Priesthood, And The Seed Of King David, According To The Flesh!
Copyright © 2011 by Richard Aaron Honorof, (published on ITD Website under permission)
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The discussion concludes with the exhortation to renew our vision of the true biblical Gospel of the Kingdom of Yahushua Melchizedek, which He has called us to faithfully proclaim to all the cities across the globe where exiled biblical Israel has been scattered to this day. It is vital in theses last days that we make sure we carry an accurate biblical understanding of the Good News of the Kingdom and what the prophetic scriptures actually reveal concerning the process of how Yahushua Melchizedek’s lawful redemption and birth of the millennial called-out righteous nation will unfold, for in these last days many traditional eschatologies are already being increasingly found wanting and falling very short of truth. Failure to properly know and understand biblical eschatology may cause a great many to become disillusioned and stumble in their faith when the time of the birth pangs begin…
Much is to be gained therefore if we have proper understanding of Yahushua Melchizedek’s authenticGospel of the Kingdom , to be the witnesses to it that we are called to, in obedience of our King’s command. Not only that but we will also be personally baruch by such understanding in 1) to be able to pray that we will be found worthy to stand in the coming dark days, and 2) increased personal confidence with clarity of vision , and 3) our spiritual gift of discernment will be strengthened to keep us from the deceptions and shortcomings of the range of confused “kingdom theologies” and eschatologies that exist across the divide of the historical Rabbinic-Roman Christian religious polemic.
A true biblical understanding of YHVH’s Good News of the Kingdom renews our joy and strengthens our spiritual ability to hear how we are being called to prepare to be part of the “wise virgins” that Yahushua Melchizedek prophesied would arise in the last days. He prophesied these “wise virgins”would be enlightened by having enough “oil in their lamps” to guide them in their necessary final preparations that will enable them to be ready for His gathering Angels, immediately before the coming of our Great Redeemer-King, Yahushua Melchizedek, who will cover them under the “shadow of His Wings” in that day of great darkness and judgement that is fast approaching the kingdoms of men.
Esteem, Honor and Praise to Yahushua Melchizedek, The Great Redeemer of YHVH, who comes in the Name of YHVH to “restore all things”!
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by Richard Aaron Honorof, Copyright © 2011
Yeshua is both High King of Heaven and High Priest of Heaven!
We know from the Tanakh Scriptures that Yeshua the Messiah is the physical
fulfillment of the family line of king David. But Yeshua the Messiah is also
the physical fulfillment of the highest order of the Zadok high priest family
line of the Aaronic Priesthood! Biblical scripture evidence confirms this Truth!
This book seeks to clearly prove that Yeshua, through His earthly blood line and
the genetics from His mother Miriam, physically fulfilled the highest position
and order of the Zadok high priest family line of the Aaronic Priesthood.
Yeshua, King Priest Perfection, both from Heaven and also in the physical!
Beginning around 1993, God began slowly revealing to me this great mystery
piece by piece, and step by step. I am still receiving revelations of these Truths
regarding this King Priest mystery, which gives a much greater understanding,
not just foundations, but also of our divine Authority as priests and sons of God
in the Order of the Melchi Zedek (My King of Righteousness) Priesthood!
To see and understand these Truths more clearly, I will first list some of
the Messianic Scripture prophesies of the Tanakh which reveal that the coming
Messiah was prophesied to be the fulfillment of both the seed of king David and
also He would come from the seed of the Zadok high priest family of Aaron.
I will then comment on some of these Old Testament Scripture prophesies.
Genesis 3:15 (the Seed of woman)
“And I will put enmity between you (serpent) and the woman (Eve),
and between your seed and her Seed. He (the Messiah from her Seed)
shall bruise your head, and you (serpent) shall bruise His heal.”
Messiah would come from the Seed of woman, and destroy Satan!
And Melchi Zedek (my King of Righteousness), King of Salem, brought
forth bread and wine; and He was Priest of God Most High. And He blessed
him (Abram), and said, “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor
of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, who has delivered
your enemies into your hand.” And he (Abram) gave Him tithes of all.
This Seed, carried in the loins of Abram, is blessed and anointed with
a King Priest Anointing by a Mystery Man (Yeshua), who appears to Abram
in Genesis 14:18, and who is announced with three King Priest titles.
Then He (God) said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love,
[this is the first mention of ‘love’ in the bible] and go to the land of Moriah, and
offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you.”
And Abraham said, “My son, God, Himself, will provide a lamb
for a burnt offering.” So they went both of them together… And Abraham
stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the Angel
of the LORD called to him out of heaven, and said, “Abraham, Abraham,”
and he said, “Here I am.” And He said, “Do not lay your hand upon the lad,
neither do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing that
you have not withheld your son, your only son from Me.” And Abraham
lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a
thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered him
up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name
of that place ‘Jehovah Jireh’… And the Angel of the LORD called to
Abraham out of heaven the second time, and said, “By Myself I have sworn,
says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld
your son, your only son, that in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying
I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which
is upon the sea shore; and your seed shall possess the gate of your enemies.
And in your Seed (Messiah) all the nations of the earth shall be blessed,
because you have obeyed My voice.” [Angel = Messenger, Malack in Hebrew]
The Angel of the LORD, which is God Himself, the second Person of
the Godhead, speaks to Abraham, I believe implying that because of Abraham’s
obedience to God to sacrifice his only son Isaac whom he loves, that God would
someday offer Himself as the Lamb Atonement sacrifice from Abraham’s
Seed, for the Salvation of the future generations of Abraham’s children.
Perhaps the Angel of the LORD is also saying that because of his obedience
to God and the love of this father for his son, and also the great Love of our
Father and His Son for lost humanity, that He, the Son, would one day come
to earth and be that Seed and that Lamb Sacrifice for all humanity.
And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations;
Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari. And the sons of Kohath: Amram, and Izhar,
and Hebron, and Uzziel. And Amram took him Jochebed his father’s sister
to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses. And Aaron took him Elisheva,
daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, (heads of the tribe of Judah) to
wife; (Numbers 1:7) and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Aaron is from the tribe of Levi, and his wife Elisheva is from the tribe of Judah.
Aaron had four sons, the beginning of the Aaronic Priesthood. And these
four sons were genetically from two tribes; Levi and Judah. Through Aaron
they were from the tribe of Levi, and through Aaron’s wife Elisheva, they were
from the tribe of Judah. This knowledge is a key to this King Priest mystery.
The line of kings comes from Judah, and the line of priests comes from Levi.
King Solomon was king over all Israel. Zadok and Abiathar were the priests.
And king Solomon said to Abiathar the priest, “You get to Anathoth, to your
own fields; for you are worthy of death. But I will not at this time put you to
death, because you bore the Ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and
because you had been afflicted in all that my father was afflicted.” So Solomon
removed Abiathar from being priest to the LORD; that he might fulfill the word
of the LORD, which He spoke about the house of (high priest) Eli in Shiloh.
“But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My
Sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come
near Me to minister to Me. And they shall stand before Me to offer to Me
the fat and the blood,” says the Lord GOD. “They shall enter My Sanctuary,
and they shall come near My table to minister to Me. And they shall keep
My charge.” “In controversy they shall stand as judges, and judge it according
to My statutes… and keep My laws…” (see Ezekiel 40:46; 45:3,4; 48:10,11)
King David had two high priests, Zadok and Abiathar. When Solomon
became King, he removed Abiathar and kept Zadok and his sons in authority
as God’s appointed high priests (of sons of Eleazar) of the Jerusalem Temple.
The Zadok high priests remained in authority from the days of king Solomon
to about 160 B.C. Then the Zadok priests were removed from their authority
as high priests of the Temple by the Maccabees. With the removal of Zadok
priests from the Jerusalem Temple, the Aaronic priesthood became corrupted;
this removal was a direct violation of God’s Word written in Ezekiel 40 – 48.
For about 840 years (1000 BC to 160 BC) the family of Zadok had been the
high priests, in authority of the Aaronic Priesthood in the Jerusalem Temple.
And He said to me, “Son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, ‘These are
the ordinances for the Altar on the day when it is made, for sacrificing burnt
offerings on it, and for sprinkling blood on it. You shall give a young bull
for a sin offering to the priests, the Levites, who are of the seed of Zadok,
who approach Me to minister to Me,’ ” says the Lord GOD.
From the Messianic prophesies the religious Jews believed there would be
two different Messiah’s, ‘the Suffering Servant’ and ‘the Conquering King’.
They did not understand that Messiah’s lineage would be from two families and
from two tribes, from the high priest family of Zadok of the Aaronic Priesthood
and from the family line of king David; and that He would also come two times.
He would come first as the humble Priest of God, from the Zadok high priest
family of Aaron (and of course also being from the family line of king David),
who would offer Himself as the Lamb Sacrifice, giving His own sinless Body
and Blood for all the sins of humanity. And then the Messiah would come
again, this time as ‘the King of Glory’, the Promised Son of king David.
These Truths will now be shown from the Messianic Scripture prophesies.
“In Mercy the Throne will be established, and One shall sit on it
in Truth within the Tent of David, Judging and seeking Justice,
and hastening Righteousness.” [King Priest, the Messiah, Son of David!]
This prophesy reveals a great mystery because it shows that the King who
Reigns on this Throne in the Tent (Ohel) of David has to also be High Priest!
The Tent of David was the place where the Ark of the Covenant was kept,
and where only the high priest Zadok and other Aaronic priests could enter.
Levites could never enter, except when the Kohath Levites would carry the
covered Ark. Levites were never allowed to look at the uncovered Ark! You
can read my paper on this subject, called, ‘KING PRIEST AUTHORITY!’
Leviticus 16:2,13; Numbers 3:10; Numbers 4:15,19,20; Numbers 18:3,7
This King who Reigns on this Throne within the Tent of David is also
the High Priest of Heaven; He is the King Priest, Melchi Zedek, my King of
Righteousness; Yeshua, Priest of God Most High! All ‘born again’ believers
(of the Order of the Melchi Zedek Priesthood)… [and the sons of Zadok]
can minister in King Priest Yeshua’s presence within the Tent of David.
The LORD has made bare His Holy Arm in the eyes of all the nations;
and all the ends of the earth shall see the Salvation of our God. Behold,
My Servant shall deal prudently, He shall be exalted and extolled,
and be very high. As many were astonished at Him; His visage was so marred
more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men. So shall He
sprinkle many nations (with His Blood); kings shall shut their mouths at Him,
for that which had not been told them they shall see; and that which they had
not heard they shall consider.
Who has believed our report? And to whom is the Arm of the LORD
revealed? For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root
out of dry ground. He has no form nor comeliness, and when we shall see
Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and
rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and we hid
as it were our faces from Him. He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. Yet we did esteem
Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our
transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our
peace was upon Him; and with His Stripes we are healed!
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own
way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed,
and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth. He was led as a Lamb
to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened
not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who shall
declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; for
the transgression of My people He was stricken. And He made His grave
with the wicked, and with the rich in His death; because He had done no
violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD
to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You shall make His soul
an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. He shall see
the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied! By His knowledge
My Righteous Servant shall justify many; for He shall
bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the Great,
and He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He has poured out
His soul unto death. And He was numbered with the transgressors.
He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
…He was their Saviour. In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the
Angel (Messenger) of His Presence saved them. In His love and in His pity
He redeemed them; and He bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
But they rebelled, and grieved His Holy Spirit.
The following Scripture prophesies show that this ‘Suffering Servant’,
this Priest of God Most High, would come from the high priest family of Zadok
of the line of Aaron, and also from the family of king David!
“Thus says the LORD of hosts (the second Person of the Triune Godhead),
‘Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will perform that good thing
which I have promised to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
In those days, and at that time, I will cause ‘a Righteous Branch’
to grow up unto David; and He shall execute Judgment and Righteousness
in the land. In those days Judah shall be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell
safely. And this is what shall be proclaimed in her (Jerusalem),
‘The LORD our Righteousness!’ “For thus says the LORD,
‘David shall never lack a Man to sit upon the Throne of the House of Israel.
Neither shall the Levitical priests lack a Man before Me to offer burnt
offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.’ ”
And the Word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, “For thus says
the LORD: ‘If you can break My Covenant with the day and My Covenant
with the night, so that there will not be day and night in their season, then
My Covenant may also be broken with David My servant, so that he shall not
have a Son to Reign on his throne, and with the Levitical priests, My ministers.
As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured,
so will I multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who
minister to Me.’ ” Moreover the Word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
“Have you not considered what these people have spoken, saying, ‘The two
families (David & Aaron) which the LORD has chosen, He has also cast
them off? Thus they have despised My people, as if they should no more be a
nation before them. “Thus says the LORD: ‘If My Covenant is not with day
and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth, then I
will cast away the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, so that I will not
take any of his descendants to be rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob. For I will cause their captives to return, and I will have mercy on
How do we know that the Man who sits as King upon the Throne of David
and the Man who will represent the Aaronic priests to offer burnt offerings,
and kindle grain offerings, and to do sacrifices continually before the LORD
is the same Man? [God confirms this in Zechariah 6: verses 11 and 13]
The LORD of hosts prophesies two times that ‘a Righteous Branch’
who is also called ‘the LORD our Righteousness’, another title for Messiah,
will be both a King upon the Throne of David and He will also offer sacrifices
and be a representative for the Aaronic Priesthood: This KING PRIEST
is from both the seed of David and, as we shall see, from the seed of Zadok!
By the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established.
Then the Angel of the LORD (Yeshua in heaven) spoke to Yehoshua, saying,
“Hear now, O Yehoshua, the high priest (of the Aaronic family of Zadok),
you and your fellows that sit before you; for they are men wondered at.
For, behold, I will bring forth My Servant ‘the Branch’ (Messiah)!
For behold ‘the Stone’ that I have laid before Yehoshua; upon the Stone
are seven eyes…” [This same Zadok high priest ‘Yehoshua’ is named ‘Yeshua’
in Ezra 3:2; 5:2; Nehemiah 7:7; 12:26; and his father, in 1st Chronicles 6:14,15]
LORD Yeshua speaks to Zadok high priest Yeshua about the Messiah Yeshua!
[‘Angel of the LORD’ and ‘Messenger of the LORD’ are synonymous terms]
Here the Angel of the LORD, second Person of the Godhead, prophesies
to Yehoshua (Yeshua) high priest of the family of Zadok, announcing to him
the coming of God’s Servant ‘the Branch’, , another name for ‘the Messiah’.
He also announces ‘the Stone’, a Messianic title for the Messiah, and talks of
the seven eyes, which are the Seven Spirits of God, as seen in Revelation 5:6.
The coming Messiah is prophesied to a Zadok high priest named Yeshua!
Zechariah 6:11,12,13 [King Priest!]
“Take silver and gold, and make crowns (plural) and set them on the head
of Yehoshua (Yeshua) the son of Jehozadok, the high priest. Then speak
to him (Yehoshua), saying, “Thus says the LORD of hosts, saying,
‘Behold the Man whose name is ‘The Branch’; and He shall grow up
out of His place, and He shall build the Temple of the LORD. Even He
shall build the Temple of the LORD; and He shall bear the Glory, and shall
sit and Rule upon His Throne and He shall be a Priest upon His Throne;
and the counsel of Peace shall be between Them both.’ ”
Here we again see God, the LORD of hosts, prophesying to Yehoshua,
the Zadok high priest, telling Yehoshua that the Man called ‘the Branch’
(the Messiah) is coming who will be both a King and a Priest upon His
Throne … Also, many crowns are also physically and symbolically placed
on the head of this high priest Yehoshua (Yeshua) of the family of Zadok.
We see the fulfillment of this in Revelation 19:12, when King Priest
Yeshua returns from Heaven wearing many crowns, coming with His Bride.
[This Zadok high priest is named Yehoshua. But this same Zadok high
priest is also called Yeshua in Ezra 3:2 and 5:2 and Nehemiah 7:7; 12:26]
Here are the five scripture references from Ezekiel 40-48,
where God changed the whole Aaronic Priesthood, and clearly declared that
of all the sons of Aaron only sons of Zadok would be God’s priests allowed
to come into the Presence of God, to stand and serve and minister before God.
[Ezekiel 40:46; 43:18,19; 44:15-18, 21-24; 45:3,4; 48:10,11]
Having read these Messianic prophesies of the Old Testament which indicate
that the Messiah would be the fulfillment of the high priest family of Zadok
of the Aaronic Priesthood, besides being from the family / seed of king David,
we are now ready to go to the New Covenant, and to see this great Mystery
revealed of just how Messiah Yeshua, the King and High Priest of Heaven is
also the fulfillment of the Zadok high priest family of the Aaronic Priesthood.
But before we continue, it is extremely important to understand that with
the removal of the Zadok high priest family by the Maccabees about 160 B.C.
from their rightful position of authority as high priests of the Jerusalem Temple,
and the corruption of the Aaronic Priesthood which followed, all in violation of
the Word of God, that those who were of this high priest family of Zadok later
hid their identities! For in the days of king Herod, if the real Zadok high priest
and his family had been found out, they would most likely all have been killed.
High priests Annas and Caiaphas were Roman politically appointed positions.
[Many revelations just given and those that follow are taken from my book,
‘Revealing The Mysteries Of The Melchi-Zedek Priesthood’, published 2001.
Much of what is written in this book is a synopsis of keys from that earlier book.
These are revelations that God began placing in my spirit almost 20 years ago.]
So the real question behind the scene which opens the New Covenant
is just how would God restore the high priest position to the Zadok family?
And also unless God somehow miraculously intervened by giving a son
to this high priest family of Zadok, the family could not continue. But this
Zadok high priest family had to continue … to fulfill God’s divine plan for
Messiah’s coming to earth. Just how would God cause all this to happen?
This mystery Zadok high priest and his wife had been hiding their identity
for many years. They had no children, no son to pass on this high priest mantle
of authority to for the next generation, because his wife was barren and both
were well advanced in years. What would God do? This opening scene of
the New Covenant would be the catalyst that changed the world. [Luke 1:5-20]
Priest Zechariah had drawn the lot to serve God at the Altar of Incense in
the Jerusalem Temple. Every day, morning and evening, for the last 160 years
or more a different priest had served God at this position at the Altar of Incense,
most in violation of God’s Word from Ezekiel. But this day something different
was about to happen. God sent His angel Gabriel to speak to this priest as he
ministered at the Altar of Incense, to tell Zechariah two special things that day,
… that he was going to have a son, and that his son would have to be called
Yochanan! Then the angel Gabriel took away Zechariah’s speech, so he
could not speak for over the next nine months, until his son’s circumcision.
God will never lie nor confuse us! What was God saying? After over
160 years of Temple priest corruption, God was pointing out the real mystery
Zadok high priest, Zechariah! How do we know this? In Exodus 30:7,
God tells us in His Word the position of serving God at the Altar of Incense
belonged to priest Aaron and his future son who would serve next as high priest.
By sending His angel while Zechariah was serving God at this Altar of Incense
position, God was telling us very clearly who this priest Zechariah really was!
God, in recognizing priest Zechariah at the high priest position, was saying
loudly, “This is My priest who has the right to minister to Me at this position!”
God was also telling him through His angel Gabriel that he would have a son,
so that the line of the Zadok high priests would now be able to continue. Also,
as you will be told later, just why this special son, who thirty years later would
become the next Zadok high priest of Aaron, had to be named Yochanan!
God will only recognize Aaronic priests of the sons of Zadok. Ezekiel 44:13-16
God also told us about Yochanan’s parents. Priest Zechariah and his wife
Elisheva were both of Aaron, and righteous before God, walking in all the
ordinances of the LORD blameless. [Luke 1:5,6] What an amazing statement
from God! Zadok means righteous. Both were baptized and filled with the
Holy Spirit; Elisheva, while Yochanan was in her womb, and Zechariah, at the
time when he named his son ‘Yochanan’, at his son’s circumcision. Listen to
Zechariah’s words: “serve Him…in holiness and righteousness before Him…”
Luke 1:74,75 [Only Aaronic priests of Zadok were allowed that priviledge.]
The next miracle God did was to give divine conception of a Child, a Son
to a virgin named Miriam, who was betrothed to a man of the tribe of Judah.
Scripture in hebrew says Miriam was a close relative of Elisheva. Luke 1:36
Miriam was from this same Zadok high priest family as Elisheva!
That was Miriam’s family secret which God has now revealed! God wants
this Truth to now be released to His whole Body and also to the unsaved world.
As Zechariah was the mystery Zadok high priest, so Miriam also carried in
her womb the Seed for the highest position of this Zadok high priest family.
God had so amazingly done it all, arranging all the details absolutely perfectly!
“And this will be a Sign to you: You will find the Babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes lying in a Succah!” Mishna says these were priests undergarments???
Luke 2:12 Was this Babe wrapped in high priest Zechariah’s undergarments?
I have stated from the Old Testament Messianic Scripture prophesies
that the promised Messiah was of the Seed of Eve of Genesis 3:15; this Seed
would carry the fulfillment of two special tribes of Israel, both Judah and Levi,
the line of kings and the line of the Zadok high priests. Yeshua had appeared in
His preincarnate form, coming to earth to bless this Seed in the loins of Abram,
in Genesis 14:18. Our Great King and High Priest Yeshua has fulfilled these
Messianic scripture prophesies concerning Himself. Luke 24:25-27; 44-48;
But just how can all this be proven?
To keep this Truth clear and simple, I will present one very important point.
We all value the Blood of Yeshua shed to forgive us of all of our sins and bring
us into Eternal Life forever with God our Father and with Yeshua. Yeshua
from Heaven, had changed the whole Aaronic priesthood. He had placed
the Zadok priests in authority as His high priests over all the other families
of the Aaronic priesthood (and over all the children of Israel). God specifically
stated only the sons of high priest Zadok would be able to minister to God,
and to come into the Presence of God to offer the Blood Sacrifice. We will
again look at these changes that God made to the whole Aaronic Priesthood,
specifically in two of these five Scriptures on Zadok in the book of Ezekiel.
And He said to me, “Son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, ‘These are
the ordinances for the Altar on the day when it is made, for sacrificing burnt
offerings on it, and for sprinkling blood on it. You shall give a young bull
for a sin offering to the priests, the Levites, who are of the seed of Zadok,
who approach Me to minister to Me,’ says the Lord GOD.”
“But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My
Sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come
near Me to minister to Me. And they shall stand before Me to offer to Me
the fat and the Blood,” says the Lord GOD. [Only the blood offering
coming from the sons of Zadok would from now on be acceptable to God!]
My Question? Would Yeshua Himself, who can never lie, violate these same
decrees, and statutes, and ordinances by which He changed the whole Aaronic
Priesthood, to bring special authority to only the sons of high priest Zadok?
Let me state this another way… Yeshua Himself came into the Presence
of His Father and God in Heaven when He brought His shed Blood offering
to the Mercy Seat in Heaven as the High Priest Sin Offering, to be accepted
on our behalf, for all of our sins, for your sins and for my sins.
For Yeshua to bring His Blood before His Father in Heaven, He had to
qualify by the same rules which He gave to His priests, the sons of Zadok, for
His Blood to be accepted for our sins. He had to pass the same qualifications!
Yeshua, besides being Priest of God Most High, He also had to be a Son of
the Zadok priest family on earth! He also had to be of the seed of Zadok
for His Blood Sacrifice to be accepted by His Father in Heaven!
‘… and now, behold, I have brought the Firstfruits of the land which You,
O LORD, have given me.’ Then you shall set it before the LORD your God,
And worship before the LORD your God. Deuteronomy 26:10
The Word of God in Ezekiel 44:15 says that only priests, the sons of Zadok,
can come into the Presence of God, to bring the blood sacrifice. Yeshua is
Priest of God Most High! But through the Seed from His mother Miriam,
He is also a son of the Zadok high priest family, and therefore He qualifies
to bring His Blood into Heaven and to set it before His Father, on our behalf!
Yeshua said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended
to My Father. But go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to
My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’ ” John 20:17
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel,
and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give to you and
reap its harvest (on Feast of Unleavened Bread), then you shall bring a sheaf
of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. He shall wave the sheaf before
the LORD … Leviticus 23:10,11 [Yeshua’s Resurrection Day!] In the book
of Hebrews it says, “…with His own Blood He entered the Most Holy Place
once for all, having obtained Eternal Redemption.” Hebrews 9:12 … the Blood
of the Eternal Covenant … How much more shall the Blood of the Messiah,
through the Eternal Spirit… cleanse your conscience… Hebrews 13:20; 9:14;
Yeshua was never an Aaronic priest, because the Aaronic Priesthood
was passed from father to son, and Yeshua’s Father is God! But through His
mother Miriam, the Seed ‘of woman’, of Eve, was passed on to Him, of Genesis
3:15. Yeshua is the fulfillment of this Seed! For He carries in His genetics
the highest position of the physical line of the Zadok high priest family,
as He also carries in this Seed the fulfillment of the line of king David.
Can you see it now? This King Priest Mystery fulfilled in Yeshua!
Why did God say Zechariah and Elisheva had to name their son Yochanan?
Why did God make the announcement through His angel Gabriel that this name
Yochanan was so important? Luke 1:13 As Zechariah was the mystery Zadok
high priest of the line of Aaron, so his son would be the one to carry this mantle
as the next Zadok high priest! But why did his name have to be Yochanan?
One morning, early in 1999, God sent me on a special library quest to find
the names of all Aaronic high priests of the First and Second Temple periods.
I would never have guessed what God was about to show me next for this book.
The name Yochanan was the high priest’s name that had previously been
given to two of the Zadok high priests. It was first given to Zadok’s own great
grandson. And the second time this name was used, and this is the bonanza …
Yochanan was the name given to the last recorded
Zadok high priest of the second Temple period!
This was just prior to or during the time of corruption of the
Temple priesthood, with the overthrow of the Zadok priests
by the Maccabees, during the Hasmonean era. [171 BC]
And now can you see why it was so important for God to make sure that
this baby boy, Yochanan, born to high priest Zechariah and Elisheva, would
have this name Yochanan? For it literally showed the fulfillment of God’s
promised Word spoken to the Zadok priests. God gave to Zechariah’s and
Elisheva’s newborn son the name of the last righteous Zadok high priest,
Yochanan, the Kohen Gadol.
It is generally agreed that Yochanan, Kohen HaGadol, lived just before
or during the ‘Hasmonean era’, the period following the Chanukah miracle,
from 165 BC. [The Art Scroll Publications, Yoma Edition, Volume 9,
Section: ‘Kohanim Gedolim in the First and Second Temples!]
What we see, arranged so perfectly by God, and announced by the angel
Gabriel in the opening scene of the New Covenant, and then also at the time of
circumcision of their baby son was a continuation of this Zadok high priest’s
name and lineage through Yochanan, high priest Zechariah’s son, until the time
would come when Yochanan would transfer this Zadok high priestly mantle
of authority on to God, on to Yeshua, ‘the Word made Flesh’, Creator, and
fulfillment of the Aaronic Priesthood, in order to fulfill all Righteousness!
But the angel (Gabriel) said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your
prayer is heard, and your wife Elisheva will bear you a son, and you shall call
his name Yochanan.” “For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall
drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even
from his mother’s womb. And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the
LORD their God. He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah,
to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children [Malachi 4:6], and the disobedient
to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
His mother (Elisheva) answered and said, “No; he shall be called Yochanan!”
So they made signs to his father (priest Zechariah) what he would be called.
And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying, his name is Yochanan!”
So they all marveled. Immediatelly his mouth was opened and his tongue
loosed, and he spoke praising God… “And you, child, will be called the prophet
of the Highest, for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
to give knowledge of Salvation to His people, by the remission of their sins,
through the tender Mercy of our God… to give light to those who sit in darkness,
to guide our feet into the way of Peace.” Luke 1:13,15-17,60,62-64,76-79
[ This Zadok high priest’s calling was to Prepare the Way of the LORD! ]
… while Annas and Caiaphas were high priests, the Word of God
came to Yochanan the son of (priest) Zechariah in the wilderness. Luke 3:2
We see Yochanan’s submission to Yeshua at the Jordan River … That’s why
Yeshua said, “Permit it to be so now, in order to fulfill all Righteousness…”
What was Yeshua implying? Yochanan’s submission as the Zadok high
priest to Yeshua at the Jordan River implied that Yochanan already knew
that Yeshua was in a position of far greater spiritual Authority than he, both
from Heaven, and also physically, from their own Zadok family relationships.
“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming
after me is Mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose,
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Matthew 3:11, Luke 3:16
Then Yeshua came from Galilee to Yochanan at the Jordan to be baptized
by him. And Yochanan tried to prevent him, saying, “I need to be baptized
by You, and are you coming to me?” But Yeshua answered and said to him,
“Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all Righteousness!”
Then he allowed Him. When He had been baptized, Yeshua came up…
immediately from the water, and behold the heavens were opened to Him,
and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
And suddenly a Voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:11,13-17 [also see Daniel 9:24]
The next day Yochanan saw Yeshua coming toward him, and said, “Behold,
the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of whom
I said after me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.
I did not know Him, but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came
baptizing with water.” And Yochanan bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit
descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. I did not
know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom
you see the Spirit descending and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes
with the Holy Spirit.’ And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God!”
Looking at Yeshua … he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” John 1:29-34,36
This was the mystery that existed between these two cousins, Yeshua and
Yochanan. They were both high priests, but Yeshua, the King and Great
High Priest of Heaven, carried within His genetics from His mother Miriam
the fulfillment of the highest position of the Zadok high priest family line.
Yeshua, ‘the King of Righteousness’, was the physical fulfillment of
this ‘righteous seed’, which ran thru two tribes, Judah and Levi. This seed
showed up in Noah, Genesis 7:1; then in Abram, Genesis 14:18, 15:6. Next
it was in Aaron’s grandson Phinehas of Eleazar, Psalm 106:31; Then we see it
in king David and his seed, Psalm 110:4; and in high priest Zadok and his seed.
Last in Yochanan; and then in Yeshua, in order to fulfill all Righteousness!
The writer of the Book of Hebrews had something to say about this Mystery
of Yeshua and the Melchi Zedek Priesthood … that seems to suggest that
Yeshua, from the tribe of Judah, head of the Melchi-Zedek Priesthood,
was in no way connected to the family of the Aaronic Priesthood …
‘Therefore, if perfection were through the Levitical Priesthood,
what further need was there that another Priest should Rise
according to the Order of Melchi-Zedek (Father’s side),
and not be called according to the Order of Aaron (father’s side)?
For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change
of the law. For He of whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe,
from which no man has officiated at the Altar. For it is evident that our Lord
arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.
And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchi Zedek there arises
another Priest, who came, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment,
but according to the power of an Endless Life. For He testifies,
You are a Priest forever after the Order of Melchi Zedek!’
Hebrews 7:11-17 (from Psalm 110:4, a Psalm of David to David)
[Priesthood, Aaronic or Melchi-Zedek, is always from father’s side.]
This statement in Hebrews is perfectly correct, and also partially correct.
Perhaps God wanted the full revelation of Yeshua to be veiled until now,
for the End Times, as the LORD had foretold in Daniel 12:4,9. For Yeshua’s
geneology is from two tribes, Judah and Levi! [As the Aaronic Priesthood’s
origin is also genetically from two tribes, Levi and Judah! see page 5]
Do you see that it is totally impossible for Yeshua
to ever have been an Aaronic Priest, of the sons of Zadok. Why?
For the simple reason that the Aaronic Priesthood was passed
from father to son,
and Yeshua’s Father is God!
*** However, here is the answer that has long been missed …
It is what Yeshua inherited genetically from His mother’s Seed,
the Seed of Eve of Genesis 3:15
The Seed of woman carried the answer to this mystery!
Yeshua: fulfillment of two family lines: David and Zadok!
And also the ‘unspoken Blessing’ that this mystery King Priest
passed into Abram in Genesis 14:19, when He said: “Blessed be Abram
of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth…” (‘I bless you Abram,
and I bless your Seed to bring forth Myself to the earth!’)
This is what God physically passed into Yeshua through Miriam’s Seed:
not only the fulfillment of both the line of David’s kingship and Zadok’s
high priesthood, in the flesh, but also Miriam’s part of this divine love story
was to bring forth ‘the One’ into the earth, whose carried the three Mantles
of Authority revealed in Genesis 14:18: ‘Priest of God Most High’,
‘King of Salem’, and ‘My King of Righteousness (Melchi Zedek)!’
Through His mother Miriam’s bloodline, as a daughter of Zadok priests,
(probably granddaughter to the previous mystery Zadok high priest) …
Yeshua automatically was born a Son of Zadok priests!
And this is exactly how Yeshua fulfilled all these prophesies!
Now let’s look at some other keys on this subject …
“And you, child, will be called the Prophet of the Highest, for you will
go before the Face of the LORD, to prepare His Ways, to give knowledge
of Salvation to His people by the remission of their sins…” Luke 1:76,77;
Malachi 2:7; 3:1 Hebrew words, ‘salvation’ and ‘righteousness’, are related.
Both Yochanan and Yeshua were six months apart, and both waited
until the legal Aaronic Priesthood age of thirty, before beginning their
unique ministries as Priests of God, to fulfill the Torah. Numbers 4:1-4
For Yochanan, this was the Aaronic Priesthood. But why did Yeshua,
of the tribe of Judah, have to wait until the age of thirty, the legal age for
an Aaronic Priest to begin, before He began His earthly ministry? Luke 3:23
Yeshua was asked by the chief priests, the scribes and the elders: “By what
Authority do you do these things?” And Yeshua responded: “The baptism of
Yochanan, was it from Heaven or from men?” Matthew 21: 23-27; Luke 20:1-4
Yeshua then said “Yochanan came to you ‘in the way of Righteousness!’ ”
Matthew 21:32 This was another clue that Yochanan was from the sons of
Zadok. [Righteous, as the Hebrew word ‘zadakah’ is closely related to Zadok.]
Yeshua was really answering their question by asking them his question.
Yeshua was indicating to them that His Authority was also from God,
released to Him from Heaven when Yeshua was immersed in the Jordan River
by God’s high priest and prophet Yochanan of the Aaronic Priesthood.
Yeshua’s ministry began when the mantle of priestly authority was passed
on to Him from God through His cousin Yochanan’s position and submission,
as the highest spiritual authority in Israel, the Zadok high priest of Aaron!
[“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30]
But Yochanan submission really began when he jumped in the womb of his
mother, when Miriam entered their home, pregnant with Yeshua. Luke 1:41-44
What I want to share with you now are more revelations from God
on this King, Priest, Prophet mystery, which I received in the fall of 2009…
It is God’s pattern for anointing a king … using His priest and prophet …
Samuel: Prophet (and priest ?), who as a child slept next to the Ark of God,
studied under high priest Eli, wore the linen ephod of the high priest of Aaron,
and was used by God to anoint Saul and then David as kings of Israel;
Zadok: High priest of the Aaronic Priesthood and prophet, used with Nathan
to anoint Solomon king of Israel at Gihon Spring in Jerusalem; 1st Kings 1:39
Eliyahu: Prophet and Zadok priest of God. [How can we know this?
God told us that only priests of the sons of Zadok would be allowed to come
into the Presence of God, to stand and minister before God. Ezekiel 44:15,16]
And Eliyahu the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab,
“As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not
be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.” And Elijah said,
“As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand…” 1Kings 17:1; 18:15;
1Kings 18:21 And Eliyahu came to all the people, and said, “How long
shall you be between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him…”
1Kings 18:24 “And call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the
name of the LORD. And the God who answers by fire, He is God!”
1Kings 18:36-39 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening
sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, “LORD God of Abraham,
Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel, and that
I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. Hear me,
O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that You are the LORD God, and
that You have turned their heart back again.” Then the fire of the LORD fell,
and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust,
and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it,
they fell on their faces: and they said, “The LORD, He is God … He is God!”
And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire;
and after the fire a still small voice. And the LORD said to him (Eliyahu),
“Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you come,
anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. And Jehu the son of Nimshi
you shall anoint to be king over Israel. And Elisha, the son of Shaphat of
Abelmeholah, you shall anoint as prophet in your place.” 1Kings 19:12,15,16
Yochanan, the miracle born son of high priest Zechariah and Elisheva.
Zadok high priest of Aaron and prophet … baptized King Priest Yeshua;
Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water to repentance: but He that
comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear.
He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire. (also Luke 3:16)
[Eliyahu said, “The God who answers by fire, He is God!” 1st Kings 18:24]
Listen to Yeshua’s words concerning His cousin Yochanan …
“But what went you out for to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you,
and more than a prophet. For this is he of whom it is written, ‘Behold,
I send My messenger before My face, who will prepare the Way before Me.’
For I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet
than Yochanan the baptizer. But he who is least in the Kingdom of God
is greater than he.” Matthew 11:9-11 and Luke 7:26-28
[also see Matthew 10:38,39; 18:3,4; 16:24,25; 20:26-28; 23:11,12; Mark
8:34,35; 9:35; Luke 9:23,24; 14:11, 27; James 4:6,10; 1st Peter 5:5-7;]
“But I say to you that Eliyahu has come already, and they knew him not,
but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise ‘the Son of man’ is also about
to suffer at their hands.” Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them
of Yochanan the baptizer. Matthew 17:12,13 [Philippians 2:5-9; Hebrews 12:2]
Eliyahu (‘my God is Yah’) is again coming soon to restore all things!
He will be a Zadok high priest of Aaron, and a true prophet of God.
Matthew 17:10,11 And His disciples asked Him saying,
“Why then do the scribes say that Eliyahu must come first?” Yeshua answered
and said to them, “Indeed, Eliyahu is coming first and will restore all things!”
Malachi 3:1 “Behold, I will send My messenger, and he shall prepare the Way
before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, shall come suddenly to His Temple,
even the Messenger of the Covenant, whom you delight in. Behold, He shall
come, says the LORD of hosts!”
Malachi 4:5,6 “Behold, I will send you Eliyahu the prophet before the coming
of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he shall turn the heart of the
fathers (Orthodox Jews) to the children (Messianic Jews), and the heart of
the children (Messianic Jews) to their fathers (Orthodox Jews), lest I come
and smite the earth with a curse.”
On Rosh HaShanah, September 30, 2000, a special group of 27 believers
marched with 7 silver trumpets from the ben Hinnom Valley, just below Mount
Zion hill in Jerusalem, to the Gihon Spring, where just above the flowing waters
of the Gihon Spring, with a special ram’s horn shofar, filled with anointing oil,
LORD Yeshua was spiritually anointed as the coming King Priest of Israel
of the sons of David. The 7 silver trumpets were then quickly blown over
the Gihon Spring, sealing this inauguration of Yeshua as the King of Israel.
And the Presence and Power and Glory of God were greatly experienced!
Let’s look at some other interesting relationships that God had made…
God used two women, Miriam, Moses’s sister, and Elisheva, wife of Aaron,
as key people in the formation of the Aaronic Priesthood. Elisheva became
‘the mother of the Aaronic Priesthood.’
But then God also used these same two women’s names, Miriam,
mother of Yeshua, and Elisheva, wife of Zechariah, mother of Yochanan,
in the formation of the New Covenant and the Melchi Zedek Priesthood.
Yochanan means ‘God is Gracious.’ Elisheva means ‘God of the oath.’
Zechariah means ‘The LORD remembers.’ Zadok means ‘righteous.’
Yeshua means ‘Salvation.’ Yehoshua means ‘The LORD is Salvation.’
God remembers and keeps all His Promises which
He has made to the Zadok priests of the Aaronic Priesthood!
Yeshua is our King Priest arising from another Priesthood, the Melchi Zedek
Priesthood, a Priesthood that pre-dated the Aaronic Priesthood. The Melchi-
Zedek Priesthood is the Eternal Priesthood of Heaven, which may have first
begun on earth with Adam in the Garden of Eden, or perhaps had its earliest
origin with Enoch, long before God formed the Aaronic Priesthood. I believe
that Moses was also a member of this heavenly Priesthood. (Psalm 99:6)
However, the Aaronic Priesthood is also an Eternal Priesthood, indicated
in many Scriptures. ‘You shall put the Holy garments on Aaron, and anoint
him and sanctify him, that he may minister to Me as priest. And you shall
bring his sons and clothe them with tunics. You shall anoint them, as you
anointed their father, that they may minister to Me as priests; for their anointing
shall surely be an Everlasting Priesthood throughout their generations.’
Exodus 40:13-15 (also Exodus 29:9; Numbers 25:13; Deuteronomy 18:1-5)
“I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who shall do according
to what is in My heart and in My mind. I will build him a sure house,
and he shall walk before My Anointed (Messiah) forever!” 1st Samuel 2:35
[I believe this faithful priest is king David of the Melchi Zedek Priesthood,
who will walk before God’s Anointed Messiah, Yeshua, forever!]
Blessed by the name of God forever and ever, for Wisdom and Might
are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and
raises up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who
have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what
is in the darkness and light dwells with Him. Daniel 2:20-22
I will give you treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places,
that you may know that I, the LORD, am the God of Israel. I am the LORD,
and there is no other. There is no other God besides Me. Isaiah 45:3,5
It is the Glory of God to conceal a matter,
but the glory of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2
Just as the Zadok high priest Yochanan of the Aaronic Priesthood
was brought into perfect position and submission by God when Yeshua
came to earth the first time as Great High Priest of God, with the mantle
of high priest authority being passed from Yochanan, the Zadok high priest
[coming in the spirit and power of Eliyahu] to Yeshua. Even so …
the next true Zadok high priest of the Aaronic Priesthood [coming in the spirit
and power of Eliyahu] will again also be in perfect position and submission
for King Priest Yeshua’s Second Coming as ‘the King of Glory’!
God may be bringing the Melchi Zedek Priesthood
into perfect alignment and submission before Yeshua’s
Second Coming, returning with His Bride to the earth!
Certain things must first proceed Yeshua’s Second Coming, such as God
sending Eliyahu the prophet before Him to turn the hearts of the fathers
(the Orthodox and ultra Orthodox Jews) to the children (the Messianic Jews),
and to turn the hearts of the children (the Messianic Jews) back to their fathers.
This book has been written to prove that our Great and Awesome God,
King Priest Yeshua, has not only fulfilled the line and seed of king David,
but also King Priest Yeshua, while being God’s humble Servant on earth,
has also fulfilled the Aaronic Priesthood by being a Son in the Zadok high
priest family, and the fulfillment of all these Messianic Scripture prophesies.
What will these new revelations and new findings concerning Yeshua mean
for the Salvation of Israel and for God’s Jewish people and for the whole world?
When the Orthodox and ultra Orthodox Jews clearly learn about these truths
and new revelations concerning Yeshua, and finally realize that Yeshua is their
God and King Priest Messiah, and are saved and brought into the Kingdom of
God, then all Israel will be saved! For the main Stronghold in Israel is found
in the Orthodox and ultra Orthodox religious Jews. Perhaps God has hidden
these revelations about Yeshua for centuries until now, which hopefully will
be used by God to bring down the demonic strongholds of the enemy and help
lift the veil off of Judaism, to bring Salvation to God’s chosen people, Israel.
This book reveals much more of the Great Mystery of what is contained
in the precious Living Blood of Yeshua. The Eternal Spirit of God resides
with this Living Blood of the Lamb, the Son of God, which contains both
the fulfillment of the bloodline of king David and that of the Zadok high priest
family from Miriam’s DNA; along with what Yeshua received through His
Father’s DNA: as the King of Heaven and the Great High Priest of Heaven!
[Psalm 110:4; Revelation 1:5,6; 5:9,10]
Yeshua came to earth the first time primarily as a Priest, a humble Priest,
and Servant of God, the Son of man, coming from the Zadok high priest family
(and also the family of king David), to bring God’s Salvation to the earth. This
knowledge of His true relationship to the family of Aaron was kept secret for
the protection of the family, because Herod would have killed all this family.
When Yeshua returns, He will be coming back as the King of Righteousness!
Yeshua, the King of Righteousness,
was the Author and Perfector of the earthly ‘Righteous Seed’.
‘This Righteous Seed’ was first placed by God into Eve;
It was ‘the Seed of woman’, the Seed of Genesis 3:15.
This ‘Righteous Seed’ mainly ran through two tribes,
through Judah and Levi, and through two families,
David and the line of kings; Aaron and the line of priests.
… the two families which God has chosen. Jeremiah 33:24
This righteous seed was first seen in Abel, Adam and Eve’s son.
Matthew 23:35 and Hebrews 11:4
Next this Righteous Seed showed up in Noah, Genesis 7:1
(Ezekiel 14:14) “Come with all your house into the Ark,
for I see you righteous before Me in this generation.”
Then this Righteous Seed appeared in Abram,
“He (Abram) believed in the LORD, and it was accounted
to him for righteousness.” Genesis 15:6 (Romans 4:9)
but only after Melchi Zedek (my King of Righteousness)
Priest of God Most High, King of Salem, blessed Abram,
in Genesis 14:18.
Next this seed was seen in priest Phinehas, Aaron’s grandson.
“…it was accounted to him for righteousness” Psalm 106:30,31
“Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest,
has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel,
because he was zealous with My zeal among them,
so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal.
Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to him My Covenant of Peace,
and it shall be to him and to his descendants after him
a Covenant of an Everlasting Priesthood,
because he was zealous for his God,
and made atonement for the children of Israel.’ ”
We next see this Righteous Seed found in king David.
“You are a priest forever after the Order of Melchi Zedek.”
“… that My servant David may always have a lamp
before Me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen
for Myself, to put My name there.” 1st Kings 11:31,36
Nevertheless for David’s sake the LORD his God
gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, by setting up his son after him
and by establishing Jerusalem; because David did what was right
in the eyes of the LORD, and had not turned aside from
anything that He commanded him all the days of his life,
except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. 1st Kings 15:4,5
The following are the kings of Judah who followed
David’s example, in doing what was right before the LORD …
Asa (1st Kings 15:11,14; 2nd Chronicles 14:2);
Jehoshaphat (1st Kings 22:41,43; 2nd Chronicles 17:3);
Hezekiah (2nd Kings 18:1,3; 2nd Chronicles 29:1,2, 31: 20);
Josiah (2nd Kings 22:1,2; 2nd Chronicles 34:1,2);
We also find this righteous seed in Daniel (Ezekiel 14:14)
and in Job (Ezekiel 14:14) Job 1:1 and 42:7
This righteous seed was also in high priest Zadok [‘righteous’],
This seed was then passed on through the sons of Zadok.
Ezekiel 43:18,19; 44:15,16,23,24; 45:3,4; 48:10,11; 40:46
We see this seed in the prophet Zechariah, of the Aaronic
priest family. Matthew 23:35 (2nd Chronicles 24:20-22)
Next this righteous seed appeared in the opening scene
of the New Testament, in both Zechariah, the mystery Zadok
high priest, and in his wife Elisheva, in Luke 1:5,6,
“righteous before God, walking in all the ordinances blameless.”
Then this seed was seen in prophet and high priest Yochanan,
“Yochanan came to you ‘in the way of righteousness!”
This Righteous Seed was always in Yeshua,
‘the Son of man’, the Son of God (the Aleph and Tav),
the fulfillment of all Righteousness,
who is the fulfillment of the family line of king David,
and also the family line of high priest Zadok;
This Righteous Seed from Eve, the Seed of woman,
carried in Yeshua’s mother Miriam, was passed on to Him.
Listen to Yeshua greeting to Yochanan at the Jordan River,
He said to him, “Permit it to be so now,
in order to fulfill all Righteousness!”
This Righteousness will also be found in Yeshua’s Bride!
“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him Glory,
for the Marriage of the Lamb has come
and His wife has made herself ready. And to her
it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright,
for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”
Revelation 19:7, 8
God prophesied much about His Son Yeshua’s Righteousness …
“Behold, a King shall Reign in Righteousness.” Isaiah 32:1
“…My Righteous Right Hand.” Isaiah 41:10
“My Righteous Servant …” Isaiah 53:11
“… a Righteous Branch …” Jeremiah 23:5; 33:15
“…the LORD our Righteousness…” Jeremiah 23:6; 33:16
“…to bring in Everlasting Righteousness!” Daniel 9:24
“Behold your King comes to you. He is Just…” Zechariah 9:9
“Sun of Righteousness shall Arise with Healing in His Wings.”
This writer gives all the Honor and Glory to Yeshua, my God, my LORD
and my Savior! His Power and His LOVE and His Mercy are really Infinite!
All revelations found in this book are from Him, and for Him, which He wants
shared with His Body of believers and the unsaved, especially religious Jews.
[1st Corinthians 13:2 and Revelation 21:7]
Is anything too hard for our LORD? For with God nothing is impossible!
Forever, O LORD, Your Word is settled in Heaven!
Your Faithfulness endures to all generations.” Psalms 119:89,90
For You have magnified Your Word above all Your name! Psalm 138:2
The Word of our God stands forever! Isaiah 40:8
LORD YESHUA, BORN THE FULFILLMENT OF THE SEED
OF HIGH PRIEST ZADOK OF THE AARONIC PRIESTHOOD,
AND THE SEED OF KING DAVID, ACCORDING TO THE FLESH!
Richard Aaron Honorof, Copyright © 2011
Feed My Sheep Jerusalem, P.O. Box 32128, Jerusalem 91320
www.FeedMySheepJerusalem.com Email: email@example.com
Related writings, free to download from Feed My Sheep Jerusalem website:
‘Revealing The Mysteries of The Melchi-Zedek Priesthood’, © 2000, book
‘Revealing Mysteries of The End Times!’ © 2009, book
‘The True Birthday of LORD Yeshua, The Feast of Tabernacles!’ paper
‘King-Priest Authority (of the Melchi-Zedek Priesthood)!’ paper
‘Zadok High Priest of Aaronic Priesthood vs Melchi Zedek Priesthood!’ paper
Acknowledgments and Comments:
This book is my gift of love, dedicated to my King and LORD
and Savior and Messiah, Yeshua, my King of Glory and the Lover
of my soul, for all Your Love and for the gifts that You have so richly
given to me, and for all that You have done for me in my life.
I give special thanks to my wife Feryl Christine for faithfully
standing with me, encouraging me, and for putting up with so much.
Richard Aaron Honorof
Over the years I have watched my husband become excited
as the Holy Spirit would reveal another part of this book.
This book is the resulting fruit of a great deal of dedication and
perseverance on Richard’s part, along with much spiritual warfare.
I truly believe that at some point in the future that the information
contained in this small but revelatory book is going to be an answer
for the religious Jew to understand just how Yeshua fulfilled the line
of the Zadok priesthood, as their true Messiah.
Feryl Christine Honorof
Special thanks is hereby given to Pastor Bill Ligon and
to Michael Cohen and to Elliot Klayman for being friends who have
helped me in the writing and editing of this book and the Power Point
slide presentation that goes along with it, and to all the many people
who have encouraged me over the years to keep putting out these
most important materials and revelations about our LORD Yeshua
to the Body of Messiah.
Books by author Richard Aaron Honorof
1) THE COMING MESSIAH! The Son of David
Copyright © 1992, 184 pages (no longer available)
2) THE RETURN OF THE MESSIAH / THE KING OF GLORY
Copyright © 1997, 204 pages, $15 / 60 NIS (no longer available)
3) WHO IS THE GOD OF ISRAEL? Different Faces of the LORD God
Copyright © Jerusalem 1999, 20 pages, (Hebrew–Russian not available)
Available in English-Hebrew only, $5.00 U.S.; price includes freight.
4) WHERE IS THE GOD OF ISRAEL?
Why Is He Hiding His Face From Jacob?
Copyright © 2000, Jerusalem, 20 pages, $5.00 U.S.; price includes freight.
Available in English, Hebrew, and Russian,
5) REVEALING MYSTERIES OF MELCHI-ZEDEK PRIESTHOOD!
Copyright © 2001 (5761), Jerusalem, printed for Yom Teruah, 40 pages.
Available in English only, $6.00 U.S.; price includes freight.
6) THE WISE SHALL UNDERSTAND!
Copyright © 2002 (5762), Jerusalem, Israel, printed for Succot, 44 pages,
Available in English–Hebrew, $6.00 U.S.; price includes freight.
7) THE DAY GOD SHOWED UP IN THE ISRAELI KNESSET!
Copyright © 2003, (5764), Jerusalem, printed for the Fall Feasts of Israel,
128 pages. ISBN 965-555-141-5 Available in English for $14.00 U.S.
8) YOU SHALL ARISE AND HAVE MERCY ON ZION… Psalm 102
Copyright © 2008, (5769), Jerusalem, 138 pages, ISBN 965-90820-0-2,
Available only in Hebrew for $15.00 U.S.
9) REVEALING MYSTERIES OF THE END TIMES!
Copyright © 2009, (5769), printed in Bethlehem for the Feast of Passover,
64 pages, ISBN 978-965-90820-1-8 Available in English for $12.00 U.S.
10) LORD YESHUA, BORN THE FULFILLMENT OF THE SEED
OF HIGH PRIEST ZADOK … ACCORDING TO THE FLESH!
Copyright © 2011, (5771), 24 pages, printed in Jerusalem for Passover,
ISBN 978-965-90820-2-5 Available in English for $8.00 U.S.
Ordering: all prices include freight charges for shipping books from Israel.
Permission is granted to freely copy and distribute all the above books.
Many of these books can now be downloaded free from my website.
Website: www.FeedMySheepJerusalem.com July 20th, 2011
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Our Words Baruch Us or Curse us, with Greek & Heb.notes
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They Have Despised My Name (Part 1)
Throughout the generations there have always been wolves in sheep’s clothing, creating new laws that are nothing more than “Traditions of Men”. Yahushua our Messiah spoke against these traditions and so did His followers. As many traditions as there were, there is one that Yahuwah completely abhors. What is this tradition? Is it still lingering today? As shocking and sad as it is, many do indeed uphold this tradition without even realizing it. Are you one of them?
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The meaning of names are signifigant. For instance, the name Linda means beautiful, Felicia means happy. Most parents will spend month choosing a name for the soon arriving baby. Some pick out name they like, while others choose names with a specific meaning.
When reading the Scriptures, the Hebrew word, ‘Shem’ has a great signifigant meaning as a name, much more than a label of identification. It means an expression of the essential nature of the name bearer,. Let us look at some names that are found in Scriptures to learn if these names have meaning. For example, the book of Genesis, (in Hebrew, Bereshith) is the book of ‘Beginnings.’ Moreover, the last book is called Revelation, meaning to ‘reveal’.
in the book of Genesis (Bereshith) 16:11; we learn that the Messenger of Yah tells Hagar to name their child Ishmael (in Hebrew, Yishmael) because “Yah has heard your affliction”. In the same book, Bereshith 17:5, Abram gets a new name, Abraham, meaning, “father of many nations”. Then, in chapter 25 of Bereshith, Esau (in Hebrew, Esaw) gerts his name because he is read and is like a hairy garment.
Esau’s brother Jacob (Ya’aqob) gets a new name in Genesis (Bereshith), 32:28, “Your name is no longer called Ya’aqob, but Israel (Yisra’el) because you have striven with Elohim and with men, and have overcome.” Yisra’el means “to strive with El, to overcome with El, and then to rule with El.” In the same book, in chapter 35:, verse 18, Rachael (Rahel) wanted to name her son Ben-Oni. She chose that name because her life was going out of her, but the father wanted his name to be Binyamin. If we go to the book of Exodus (Shemoth) chapter 2, verse 10, we find a person by the name of Moses (Mosheh) meaning, “I have drawn him out of the water.” 1 Samuel (Shemu’el) 1:20, Hannah called Samuel this name because “she asked Yah for him.”
Later in the scriptures, we find four Hebrew boys that would not compromise their faith even to the point of death. Do you know their names? They are; Daniel, Hananyah, Mishael and Azaryah. Daniel’s name means, “My Judge is El.” Hananyah’s name means, “Yah has shown favour.” Mishael’s name means, “Who is like El.” Azaryah’s name means, “Yah has helped.” Sadly, the Babylonian king, by the name of Nebuchadnezzar (Nebukadnetstsar), decided to change the names of these four Hebrew boys. Daniel’s name changed to Belteshazzar (Belteshatstsar). Hananyah’s name is changed to Shadrach (Shadrak). Mishael’s name is changed to Meshach (Meyshak). And Azaryah’s name is changed to Abednego (Abed-Nego). The king thought that by changing their names, he would give them a name in honor of pagan deities with the hope that they would change their beliefs. Of course, we know that Hananyah, Mishael and Azaryah all bravely stood and would not bow before the golden image that king Nebuchadnezzar constructed. We learn that Daniel gets thrown into the lions’ den because he would not compromise his faith. Of course, the very one that created the lions is the same one that shut the lions’ mouth to spare Daniel.
Even altars had special names. For instance, Genesis (Bereshith) 35:7 and Exodus (Shemoth) 17:15,16. As we can tell just from these few names that I have listed that names have great significance to the person that bears the name.
Before we look closer at the Name ( ‘Ha Shem ‘), let us go to the dictionary and see what the word ‘Title’ means. Title: an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. Mr. or General: an appellation signifying nobility;
Now that we know what a title is, let us look at the following (titles) words: “The Scriptures, (PTY) South Africa”, El, Eloah, Elohim, Elyon:
El: Mighty One, Strength
Eloah: is the singular form of Elohim, it has the same meaning as El.
Elohim: is pural of Eloah, Rulers, Messengers
Elyon, El Elyon: The Most High El.
Hebrew– Eloah, Elyon, Elohim
Aramaic– Elah, Illaya, Elahin
“The word ‘EL’ is an ancient Semitic term. Among Semitic languages, it is one of the most used terms for greatness, strength or deity. In the Hebrew religious usage it does not denote a proper name but is used as a title. Used for the Creator’s Supremacy over all others as a generic term like in Daniel 11:36, “the EL of elahin” In Mark 15:34, “Eli, Eli, lamah shebaqtani. (My El, My El, why have you forsaken me?).”
Turn with me to the book of Exodus (Shemoth) 23:13, “And in all that I have said to you, take heed. And make no mention of the name of other mighty ones, let it not be heard from your mouth.”
The word heed means, “to listen, be careful”. We are being told to “listen up, be careful to make no mention of the name of other mighty ones (gods) neither let it be heard from our mouths.”
Malachi (Mal’aki) “For I am YHWH, I shall not change, and you O sons of Yaaqob, shall not come to an end.”
From this verse, we see that Elohim changes not. Now some may claim that He changes. For instance, they might say, “Oh that is Old Testament stuff; we are in the New Testament now.” Have you read anywhere, in a verse where He says, “Oh, I’m ever-changing?” No, you haven’t, He said, “He changes NOT.” We should take heed to His words, wouldn’t you agree?
If you have a K.J.V Bible or any other version, you may come across this statement: “Translated out of the Original Tongues and with previous translations diligently compared and revised.” The “Original Tongues” is indeed the inspired word of Elohim. Through the lengthy process of translating scriptures, human error has occurred. For instance, in the book of “Acts 12:4 the word “Easter” is used, when the proper word should be “Passover”. Another error can be found in “Hebrews 4:9″, where the word ‘rest’was substituted with the word ‘Sabbath’. The Greek word is ‘sabattismos’, meaning ‘Sabbath-keeping’.
These minor errors can change the whole meaning of the verse and the main subject being addressed. I recommend that everyone should have a Bible concordance and a Bible dictionary. I myself use “The New Strong’s Complete Dictionary of Bible Words”, with proper Hebrew, Greek and English translations. I also have the “Green’s Interlinear Greek-English N.T.” Let us not overlook 2nd Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto Elohim, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth“.
We briefly covered some of the titles (such as Elohim) that the Creator of Heaven and Earth bears. Let us go to the scriptures to see if there are more titles given to Him.
Genesis (Bereshith), 35:11; “I am El Shaddai”. Exodus (Shemoth) 3:14, 15, “And Elohim said to Mosheh, “I am that which I am”. The Hebrew reads “eyeh ‘asher ‘eyeh”. Eyeh derived from hayah meaning, “to be, to exist”. Verse 14 leads up to verse 15 when He tells us His “Name”. In the book of Revelation, we find another title given to the Creator, Revelation 1:8, “I am the ‘Aleph’ and the ‘Taw’, Beginning and End,” says YHWH “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty”.
You may wonder why your version does not use these words, instead it uses the words “Lord” and “God”. Why is this? Are the words “Lord” and “God” names or titles? What about “God”, is that a name or a title? You should find the answer to this question very surprising. According to the “Encyclopedia Britannica”, we find the following:
(Please note how this was adopted as a Name. All emphasis added by me)
“GOD- the common Teutonic word for a personal object or religious worship, applied to ALL those superhuman beings of heathen mythologies. The word “god” on the conversion of the Teutonic races to Christianity was adopted as the name of the one Supreme Being”.
In the James Hastings, “Encylcopedia of Religion and Ethics, vol. 6.” We find the following: “After the conversion of the Teutons to Christianity, the word came to be applied also to the Christian Deity.”
The Unabridged, “Webster’s Twentieth Century Dictionary“, says the following: “The word is common in Teutonic tongues, it was applied to heathen deities and LATER, when the Teutonic peoples were converted to Christianity, the word was LATER elevated to the Christian sense.”
The following is a list of some of the generic names, Gad, God, Gud, Gott. These names were among the Teutonic tribes. “Goda” is a proper name for an idol. Woden, “the name of the highest god.” was also called Witan, Odan, The day of the week, “Wednesday” or some would say, “Godenstag” is named after the Teuton deity!
Oh my beloved friends, let us go back to that verse, Exodus (Shemoth) 23:13, “And in all that I have said to you take heed. And make ‘no mention of the name of other mighty ones, let it not be heard from your mouth’.
This is almost unbelievable! Truly, man has made a great error. When I first discovered this, I was stunned. Then as the scriptures tell us, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free”. Once I prayed about this and research this information out for myself, it became obvious. Many times I have watched the Music Awards in amazement, hearing people say: “I give thanks to God”. People in every culture use the word God in their everyday vocabulary in meaningless statements. Unwittingly they are blaspheming (Elohim) YHWH.
Let us review the “Third commandment”:
Exodus (Shemoth) 20:7 “Thou shalt not take the name of the “LORD” (YHWH) thy “God” (Elohim) in vain; for the “LORD” (YHWH) will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain”.
According to the, “Webster’s Twentieth Century Dictionary“, The word vain means: empty, worthless, having no genuine substance or value or importance. Under syn., empty, worthless, unimportant, false, void.
So, Elohim will not hold the person guiltless that takes His Name in vain (empty, worthless, void, unimportant) or brings His name to naught (nothing).
“Webster’s Twentieth Century Dictionary“, tells us the following about LORD: A TITLE of respect.”
So far, we see that LORD is a title. Could this title have become a name? Just like with the title/generic name of God? Sadly the answer is YES! What has the world done by substituting His name with a title? Has it not, brought His name to naught? Has the world not voided out His Name? Has it not brought His name to seem unimportant? Has the world replaced His name with a name of a pagan deity? Has the world NOT SINNED AGAINST HIM?
Exodus (Shemoth) 23:13 “And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods (mighty ones), neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.“
Not only is LORD a title, but it is also a name of Baal. Who or what is Baal?
“Webster’s Twentieth Century Dictionary”, defines Baal: “From Hebrew Lord, the supreme male divinity of the syrophenicians; the sun god, the lord or master representing productive power. The name is used in scripture in combinations of designating different ideas of a lord, or different functions a divine character; as Baal berith is the lord of the covenant; Baal phegor, <strog>the lord of the dead; baal zebub, litteraly god of flies, meaning the god of the Philistines.”
Oh my, beloved friends, it is unthinkable, the human error that has taken place, but it is true. Watch what scriptures tells us, turn to:
Jeremiah (Yirmeyahu),23:27; “Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.”
Wow! Can you feel the Spirit (Ruach Ha Qodesh) working, to reveal the truth to YOU? I can feel and see the darkness being exposed! Praise be to Yah!
There are many verses that speak of how important the NAME of YHWH is. The following is just a few verses:
Deuteronomy 32:3, “Because I will publish the name of ascribe ye greatness unto our Eloah”.
1 Chronicles 16:8, “Give thanks unto call upon his name; make known his deeds among the people.”Psalms 20:7, “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of our Eloah.”
Psalms 34:3, “O magnify with me, and let us exalt his name together”.
Psalms 113:2, “Blessed be the name of the from this time forth and for evermore.”
Micah 4:5, “For all people will walk every one in the name of his god,(mighty one) and we will walk in the name of our Eloah for ever and ever.”
Zechariah 13:9, “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say , is my Eloah.”
From the verses above, (there are many more), we can truly see how important His name is. Have you noticed some of the names from other countries? For instance, Russian’s President Vladimir Putin’s name is pronounced the same all over the world. We can include the former President of France, Jacques Chirac, Bin Ladin, and Saddam Hussein and yes even our former President, George W. Bush and present, Barack Hussein Obama.
So, what happen to the Creator’s name? Scriptures and any good encyclopedia will tell us that the children of Israel, did not keep the Torah. Due to their hardened hearts and disobedience, Elohim allowed them to be exiled into Babylon for seventy years. During this time, the Babylonians began making fun of them! We are told the following: 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
The children of Israel carried YHWH’s name. They were called Yahudim’s (Judah / Yahudah, drop the ‘d’ sound). Since the NAME was blasphemed from pagans, the Name was AVOIDED COMPLETELY. Going against the Third Commandment, This is what the Father’s name written in Hebrew looks like This is the Fathers name written in Palaeo-Hebrew , before taken exile to Babylon. We read from left to right but the NAME is read from right to left. This is called the Tetragrammaton which mean the four letters; (please take note, we are attempting to sound/say the name correctly and that is why we see different spellings of the name, these are transliterations from the Hebrew letters)
Y= YOD, the d is dropped.
W=WAW, sounds like ‘OO’ as in Hallelu-Yah
What is interesting, if we take the name Judah back to the original Hebrew we get Yehudah. Drop the ‘d’ sound and we get Yahuah!
Over time, to say the NAME became on offense worthy of death, except for the priests. See Yohanan the immerser (John the Baptist) was a Priest, therefore, he was allowed to say The Name.
He tells us… “I am: ;that is my Name! I am the first and I am the last, apart from me there is no Eloah. Is there any Eloah besides Me? Before Me? I am Eloah, and there is noother, I am Eloah, and there is none like Me. Before Me, no Eloah, was formed nor will there be one after Me. I, even I , and apart from me there is no Saviour.
Now that we behold Abba’s (our father’s) NAME, let us find out His Son’s Name. This Name is above all other names. So, let us carefully uncover the real name of the Son. Keeping in mind that translation brings the meaning of the name but not necessarily the sound, whereas transliteration brings the sound but not necessarily the meaning.
The Son’s name written in Palaeo-Hebrew looks like this: . Can you see Abba’s Name in the Son’s name? Father’s name.
Romans 10:14, “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?”
Let us look at the first book in the New Testament, Mattithyahu (Matthew) 1:21-23,”And she shall give birth to a Son, and you shall call His Name For He shall save His People from their sins. And all this came to be in order to fill what was spoken by Through the prophet saying, “See a maiden shall conceive, and she shall give birth to a Son, and they shall call His Name Immane’el” which translated, means “El with us”.
, we get the name, Yahushua. Shua means save. When we put the Name above all names together we get Yah+Saves. This tells us WHO is doing the Saving, Yah Saves! Now if we were to translate Yahushua into English, His name would sound more like Joshua. But since scriptures tells us the following: Acts 4:12,”Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Since there is NO OTHER NAME UNDER THE SKY, let us call on this NAME, Yahushua! Sadly, the following verse has happened: John 5:43, “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive”.
Not only has His Name been given a Hellenized version but many are looked down on because they choose to call on the name above all other names, Yahushua. We need to ponder on why is satan, ha satan’s (the adversary) name, the same in all languages? Just like Bin Ladin, Saddam Hussein, Vladimir Putin, President Bush, etc. Yet the Name Above All Names is changed?
Let us look at the first part in that verse from John 5:43, “I am come in my Father’s name.” He has the Father’s name. And when did men first began to call on the name of ? Gen. 4:26, ” And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of .”
Joel 2:32,”And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as hath said, and in the remnant whom shall call.”
When the Son said, “I come in my Abba’s Name,” He literally meant it. There is power in the Name ofYahushua,”Yah’s salvation,Yah Saves.” When one believes in calling on the name of Yahushua, then is immersed (baptized)in the name of Yahushua, by calling on the name of Yahushua, we are indeed calling on the Name of YHWH, Yahuah (Ya-Hoo-ah). We should be hearing Abba’s Name and we do hear His name in His Son’s name. Even the highest praise, Hallelu-Yah, means Praise Yah! Proverbs 30:4, “Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is His Name, and what is His Son’s Name, if thou canst tell?”
This is an invitation, to call and seek these two NAMES that men have tried to suppress with titles and names of other deities.
We can rest be assured that HIS people will know His name and His Son’s name. Yeshayahu (Isaiah),52:6,“Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.”
Isn’t that wonderful news? His people will know His name! He will see to it. This may be the first time you have heard the Father’s Name and you are seeing His Name in His Son’s Name!
Listen to the following words of Yahushua: John 17:6,
“I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.”
He continues speaking in Yohanan (John) 17:11 “And I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You, Set-Apart Abba, guard (keep) them in Your Name which You have given Me, so that they might be one, as We are.”
How much of an uproar did the name of the Abba and Son bring? When the Israelites where exiled intoBabylon, we briefly discussed how the name became suppressed. If anyone, other than a Priest would say the Name they would be under a penalty of death! The Name was replaced with Adonai meaning, my sovereign.Therefore, after years of not saying the Name, we can see this caused an uproar from the Priest”s.
Luke 19:38-40, “saying, “Blessed is the Sovereign who is coming in the name of ! “Peace in heaven and esteem in the highest!” And some of the Pharisees from the crowd, said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your taught ones.” But He answering, said to them, “I say to you that if these shall be silent, the stones would cry out.” (Psalm 118:26 was being fulfilled)
In October of 2002, something remarkable was found. An ossuary (bone box) that dated from the year 62 A.D. The very stones did cry out!
Reading from right to left, Ya’akov, Bar, Yos’ef. Akkui di Y’shua. James, son of Joseph, brother of Y’shua (shortened version).
Luke 11:52,”Woe unto you, lawyers! For ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.”
Here, He is speaking about the ones that are learned in the Torah. Yet, they have taken the key of knowledge away. Let us ponder on this. What did they take away? They took the NAME away from the common people!
Paul has a lot to say about what he did to believers who called on the Name and believed in Yahushua.Acts,26:9-11, “I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Yahushua of Nazareth. Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints (set Apart ones) did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them. And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.”
As we just read, Sha’ul (Paul) had received authority from the chief Priests, to put believers in prison, put them to death, and he stood against them. He would even go into strange cities to hunt these believers down to put them to death! Wow! There is one very important word I do not want us to overlook, the word, blaspheme. What is blasphemy? In scriptures, we find two things that are blasphemy. One is when one claims to be able to forgive sins and the other is for one to claim/make himself Eloah (John 10:30). Knowing these are the two reasons of Blasphemy, why would believers be accused of blaspheme? Did they claim to be Eloah or did they claim to follow Him? Did they claim to be able to forgive sins, or did they follow the very one that takes their and all believers sin’s away? Since, they did not fit into one of these two categories, then why were they accused of blaspheme?
The answer can be found in the book of Acts. Sha’ul (Paul) is called up in front of the judgment seat, He was being accused of seducing men to worship Elohim contrary to the Torah,: Acts,18:14,15, “And when Sha’ul (Paul) was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you: But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.”
Praise be to Yahuah! We know from scriptures Sha’ul (Paul) kept the Torah. He even kept the Feast Days. Go on look, it is written. Therefore, we see the uproar; the blasphemy that was being talked about was the NAME.
Hurry, turn with me to Acts 4:7, “And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this”
See there is Power in the name of Yahushua!
Let us stay in the same book. Acts 4:17,18, “But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name. And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Yahushua.”
The key of knowledge that the Priest took away was the NAME! Let us review the stoning of Stephen. Acts 6:14, “For we have heard him say, that this Yahushua of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.” In Acts 7 leading up to the stoning, Stephen speaks the Name at least 6 times that I know of. Let us pick up in verse 54 (Acts 7) “When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.” Acts 7:55-58, “But he, being full of the Set Apart Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of Eloah, and Yahushua standing on the right hand of Eloah. And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of Eloah. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, and cast him out of the city, andstoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul”.
From these words, we can see they were furious, screaming and holding their ears! In Jeremiah, we find an end time prophecy. Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah),16:19,21, “O , my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Therefore, behold, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is “
Zephaniah,3:9, “For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of , to serve him with one consent.”
Zechariah,13:9, “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, is my Eloah.”
Revelation,2:3,“And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.”
Revelation,14:1,”And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.”
Not only have I been told society does not accept that name but some even claim that the Son’s name was spoken in Greek. Remember He told us all things, including how many would accept another name. So what name did the Son speak? The Greek name, Jesus? Or could He have spoken a different name?
Acts,26:14-15,”And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me, and saying, in theHebrew language, “Sha’ul, Sha’ul, why do you persecute Me? It is hard for you to kick against the prods.” And I said, “Who are you, Master?” And He said, “I am Yahushua, whom you persecute,””
Please notice that the language the Mashiach (Messiah) spoke and Sha’ul (Paul) heard was in the Set Apart Tongue, the HEBREW language. The Mashiach spoke His name in Hebrew not the Greek form.
When one starts using and then sharing the Name Above All Names, Yahushua with others some may ask..”Are you Hebrew?“
My reply is… “Are you Greek?”
By L.McGuire (2005)
– Whose Report Will We Believe?
By Rob Moore, http://www.inthatday.net
This paper demonstrates how astronomical, historical and biblical evidence directly
points to Yahushua’s Passover meal as described in Mark 14:12-26 as being:
The issue of the biblical calendar is not simply a central issue of passion to messianics but,
at its highest level it is at the heart of all institutionalized religions of the so-called “Abrahamic faiths”,
and as such the most significant theological issue second only to the deity of Yahushua Messiah.
The Main Religions Avoid The Equinox From The Calculations Of Their Calendars
Historical Christianity determines their appointed weekly day of worship as Sunday,
having replaced the Sabbath, and their date of Easter in their calendar is determined
by the first Sunday which occurs after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
The modern Christian calendar, based on the Roman Gregorian calendar, adjusts itself
back to the vernal equinox with a leap month day every 4th year.
In the Rabbinical Jewish calendar the determination of the beginning of the year is on the
first conjunctive moon closest to the vernal equinox, thereafter counting conjunctive new moons,
with a 13th month periodically implemented to readjust to the calendar back to a close alignment
with the vernal equinox when it drifts out some, three weeks or more.
In the Karaite calendar, there is no acknowledgement of the vernal equinox,
and the calendar is determined by the visual sighting of the first “sliver” of the new moon
after the identification of the “aviv’ condition of the wild barely growing in and around Jerusalem.
Again, a 13th month is kept periodically to re-adjust the drift of the calendar back to the times of
the vernal equinox, given that the “aviv” condition of the Barley is reached through as a biological
response to the ratio of hours of sunlight and darkness – although they will not concur with that assessment.
It is interesting to note that all three religious calendars purposely avoid the significance of the
vernal equinox as being directly significant to the anchor leap year adjustments of their calendars
and all then proceed to differently define the various conditions of the moon to determine the
beginning of the months and the appointed times of worship. To be noted is that all three of these
calendars practice leap year adjustments, which tacitly means that in the final analysis their
calendars are steadily drifting out of alignment of the equinox all the time and need to be readjusted
from becoming totally out of season.
The issue at its core is that the Rabbinical and Karaite lunar year calendars can range from
approximately 354 days through to 383 days (when a leap month is intercalated), whereas the
physical astronomical year (one full 360 degree circuit around the sun) takes 365.242 days.
Some have written me to say that today the average person cannot pinpoint the equinox,
therefore how could the ancients have had this ability to have knowledge of the astronomical
year and the identification of equinoxes, yet archeology of the ancients bears a different testimony –
for instance the mathematics of the great pyramid of Egypt presents a precise witness of the exact
measure of 365.242 days in the astronomical year, and certain passages point a line precisely to the
star Alcyone of the Pleiades cluster, identifying the precise time of the autumnal equinox in the year of 2144 BC.
How is it that modern archeological evidence reveal the ancients circumnavigated the world far more
than modern academia understood, yet in the Hereford Cathedral of England there exists a world map
from the 1300’s that shows the known world as flat and consisting of the Mediterranean and the lands of
known Roman Empire, surround by a circular ocean, after which one would fall off the earth? The fact is
the effects of the darkness of the dark ages that was brought about by Roman Christendom (Edom), are
vastly still underestimated.
Not only that, but in more recent history, archeological artifacts from the dead sea scrolls recently released
(after many decades of secrecy) indicate that the citizens of Judea in the time of Yahushua Messiah were
able to identify the equinox by the use of small portable clay tablet instrument.
The predominant viewpoint of lunar-calendar Messianics today, is that the equinox was simply far too complex
for ordinary ancient people to know or identify (a perception possibly influenced by the experience that today
it is a fact that the common person has absolutely no knowledge of the heavenly luminaries and no expertise
as to identifying the equinoxes), and thus deductively the argument follows that the plain sighting of either the
conjunctive moon (Rabbinical Judaism) or sliver moon (Karaite Judaism) is the obvious identification of the beginning
of the months and the beginning of the years, thus the lunar conjunction/first sliver is argued to be the authentic
calendar rather than that based on the equinox. The plain subjective experience of the condition of the moon then
provides first hand support to various theological treatises.
However, in amongst the antiquities discovered in the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran was found a small clay tablet
instrument, which Archaeologists have determined that this Qumran Sundial was used for the purpose of
determining the Spring “tekufah” (circuit of the sun, the vernal equinox). From the picture below, it can be seen
that this was a small portable clay instrument, which would have been clearly within the reach of common people and farmers.
The above picture is from :http://www.lightedway.org/year.html from the reference : Uwe Glessmer and Matthias Albani, “An Astronomical Measuring Instrument from Qumran”, The Provo International Conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Technological Innovations, New Texts, and Reformatted Issues, edited by Donald W. Parry and Euguene Ulrich (Boston: Brill, 1999), p. 442.
What Did Yahushua Teach On The Subject?
In the New Testament scriptures there appears no straight forward easily understood clear plain teaching by Yahushua Messiah on this subject of calculation of the biblical calendar.
This has had a significant impact by leaving a large degree of room for the Christian traditions to form their own opinions. From the Historical Christian tradition, the theological position has been that whilst the Gospels accounts clearly testify of Yahushua and His Apostles arranged and had a Passover on the night before He was crucified, this was not in fact a authentic legal Passover but could only therefore be a last supper, since the Passover offering at the Temple – which held the authentic authority over the biblical calendar – had yet to happen the next day, when the Messiah would be hung on the tree. Thus to many the 14th of Nisan was marked the next day with Yahushua’s crucifixion along with the sacrifice of the lamb in the Temple, with the feast of Unleavened bread (15th Nisan) yet to commence that evening.
This issue of avoiding the equinox was also well considered in early protestant evangelical theology as we can see from the writings of Newton, who when publishing his calculation of the year of the crucifixion of Messiah as being 33 or 34 CE stated:
In this case Newton was referring to the “New Moons” as the conjunction moon, rather than the sliver moon, and he noted that when the conjunction fell on the day of the equinox – that day was to be avoided from any counting of the appointed times.
Why would Newton state that the day on which the equinox falls should be isolated from the counting to identify the date of crucifixion? He did so because he understood that this was the practice in place in the establishment of the calendar that in operation by the Temple, in the day of Yahushua Messiah.
It must also be noted, that not only do the Sadducee/ Pharisee/ Rabbinical Jews isolate the equinox from their count of their calendar, but so also do the modern Karaite Jews in their counting of the “sliver” new moon, although the Karaite’s differ in that rather than following the conjunctive moon they substitute the equinox for the sighting of a condition of the barley and then focus on the sighted first sliver moon. In addition, it should also be noted that historical Christendom also avoids the equinox by identifying the first Sunday after the first full moon after the equinox for its declaration of the day of its Easter celebration.
But What Calendar Did Yahushua Messiah Observe?
This is now a very significant question and brings us back to a careful and detailed consideration of the witness account of Yahushua’s preparations and Passover account as witnessed by the Apostles. In Mark’s Gospel, there are significant details that need to be re-examined as they give evidence to the biblical calendar that Yahushua observed in the year of His crucifixion.
The Identity of the “Good Man” who was Carrying The Water Pitcher
Many bible scholars have identified this “Goodman” man who was carrying the water pitcher as being an Essene. In both Mark 14:13 and Luke 22:10, Yahushua commanded two Apostles to “follow a man bearing a pitcher of water”. It is known that men in the 1st Century Judah did not carry water. Only women or slaves carried water in Judea. The Essenes carried their jars of water because of their personal practices of ceremonial washing.
Josephus presents a detailed account of the Essenes in The Jewish War (75 CE), with a shorter description in Antiquities of the Jews (94 CE) and The Life of Flavius Josephus (97 CE). Josephus claimed firsthand knowledge of the Essenes and he described the “Essenoi” as one of the dominant religious sects of Jewish philosophy alongside the Pharisees and the Sadducees.
Josephus stated that the Essenes lived in communities within the cities in Judea and lived lives of piety, with some observing celibacy, the absence of personal property and of money, the belief in communality and commitment to a strict observance of Sabbath.
Josephus also stated that the Essenes ritually immersed in water every morning, ate together after prayer, devoted themselves to charity and benevolence, forbade the expression of anger, studied the books of the elders, preserved secrets, and were very mindful of the names of the angels kept in their sacred writings.
From the evidence of the Dead Sea scrolls that has been permitted to be made public, other scholars have noted that the Essenses were in fact reflecting much of the tribal communities of the Levites in the cities of Judah, who had exiled themselves from participation of the rites of the Temple in those times because they viewed the Temple as having been taken over by unauthorized leadership and corrupted in its calendar practices. We know however that John the Baptist’s father, Zechariah undertook his course of duty at the Temple in the time around John’s birth so we know that not all Levites had exiled themselves from participation in the Temple even though it had been captured by a biblically unauthorized leadership.
We also know that in the time of Yahushua, the Temple was dominated by the sect known as the Sadducees, who were not the Levites, but wealthy Hasmonean aristocrats that had taken power over the Temple after the time of the Maccabees. We also know that the positions of the priesthood in the Temple in the day of Yahushua, such as Caiaphas the High Priest, were political appointees by the ruling Edomites, such as Herod, and later by the Romans.
Some biblical scholars point to John the Baptist as being qualified as the rightful high priest who should have been in position in the Temple in the day of Yahushua, because he was a direct descendant of the line of Aaron.
Also to be noted is that the Essenes took specific issue with the Temple priesthood hierarchy stating that they were falsely claiming themselves to be the descendants of the Zaddock priestly line.
The Essenes Were A Significantly Large Constituency of People in Judea
It appears that the Essenes were not simply a small group of people in a few isolated communities in Judea as historical Christendom would like to have us believe. According to Josephus, the Essenes were “not in one city” but “in large numbers in every town” (Josephus, The Wars of the Jews. vol 2; p. 124). The Roman philosopher Philo also made similar mention of “more than four thousand” Essaioi living in “Palestine and Syria”, “in many cities of Judaea and in many villages and grouped in great societies of many members.
Consequently the whole population of Judea would have known who the Essenes were, what they believed and what they practiced. Interestingly there was no sign of the common people wanting to rid themselves of the Essenes which would have happened if they were breaking the law of Moses, or if they were the mystical “Gnostics” that Historical Christianity would have us believe.
One perspective on the formation of the Essenes was that they were founded by a Jewish high priest, dubbed by the Essenes the Teacher of Righteousness, whose office had been usurped by one Jonathan (of a priestly but not Zadokite lineage), labeled the “man of lies” or the false priest”.
This points to other historical information confirming that the Levites in the Second temple had been largely usurped sometime after the Maccabean revolt, when the Hasmoneans (an aristocratic wealthy class of Jews who emerge after the great Maccabean wars) and politically claimed the offices of the high / senior priesthood as part of the spoils of war in driving out the Seleucids.
Apparently, there was argument that arose that the Maccabees couldn’t be priests because they didn’t come from the Levites, but that consequently the Levites were pushed aside to a junior position and this take over and oppression of the Levites in the Temple resulted, with the emergence of a foreign priesthood class not qualified by the Law of Moses resulted in many (but not all) of the Levites rejecting the Temple and remaining in communities within their cities which came to be known as the Essenes. This separation was further promoted because the Essenes honoured a biblical calendar which was different to the ruling Hasmonean priesthood, resulting in the keeping of different appointed times of worship. However the Essenes apparently still continued to honour the Temple itself in their taking up of their offerings. Having exiled themselves from the Temple, the Essenes worked mainly as farmers and shepherds in the cities of Judeah and made farm tools or household articles.
There is much that intrigues about the practices of the Essenes, since those who have studied them report that they followed a way of life that closely resembled the early messianic congregations of the Book of Acts. Some mention that the Essenes did not appear to present their sacrifices at the Temple on the days of the Temple calendar, because they believed the Temple calendar was incorrect and the appointed times profaned. However they apparently did present their offerings to the Temple revealing that they revered the geographical place of YHVH’s Name rather than the profaned institution. The Essenes reveal that in the day of Yahushua, a radical challenge to the corrupt political hegemony of the Temple was already in existence.
The Essenes Kept a Different Biblical Calendar
The Dead sea scrolls give evidence that the Essenes observed the equinox and the earth’s solar circuit of the sun as the foundational count of the annual biblical calendar and the calculation of months and that they gave no acknowledgement whatsoever to the new moon lunar conjunctions or sighted slivers for the calculation of the months, nor did they observe the condition of the Aviv barley as espoused by contemporary Karaites. In the Essenes’ “Book of Jubilees”, also found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the practises of the lunar calendar by those who were in control of the temple is described in this way:
From the Dead Sea Scrolls, we find that the Essenes revered the Book of Jubilees and considered it an authoritative text. The injunction of Jubilees 6:34 explains much as to why the Essenes, being the tribal Levitical priesthood who had been superseded and then subsequently chose exile themselves from their office and function of a corrupted Temple priesthood, refused to bring sacrifices up to the Temple on the days of religious calendar days that the Temple practiced.
Further historical evidence of this usurping of the Levitical priesthood is confirmed to us in the in the gospel accounts, that the Temple was controlled by the Hasmonean Sadducees and Caiaphas in Yahushua’s day, as described. With the political hegemony that the Sadducees and Pharisees held over the Temple in an alliance with the infiltration of Edomites who eventually ruled the Jews through Herod, it is not difficult to understand why both John The Baptist and Yahsuhau Messiah would ultimately be killed, because they would have both been highly regarded by the Essenes and the common people as front line leaders of the way of Moses.
Christian Theologians across the board have collectively told us that the Essenes were essentially Gnostics, and of course this label has scared many to seriously consider what they actually stood for in relation to the Sadducees and Pharisees. It is probable that in Yahushua’s time they were not all gnostic in their ways, and that many Essenes would have followed the way of Yahushua Messiah, leaving those who did not to remain behind and become more mystical and isolated in their communities as they continued to struggle against the dominance of the Saduccees and Pharisees. Ultimately we know that with the Roman conquest of Jerusalem of 70 CE, the Sadducean hegemony over the Temple was destroyed, the Essenes were isolated into small communites in the wilderness, but the Pharisees consolidated their position as Rabbinical Judaism was able to quickly adapt to the Roman exile. However 20th century Roman Christendom and Rabbinicalism appears to have controversially guarded the Dead Sea Scroll artifacts from being made available to the public for many decades causing some commentators to argue that was a deliberate theologically motivated conspiracy marking the most significant Christian controversy of the 20th Century.
The book “The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception” details the explosive contents of the Dead Sea Scrolls and how the Christian Church was concerned to suppress them. Whilst the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1945, it has taken 60 years for just some of the archeological information to leak out about these extraordinary people. Information has been released in little parts over the years with the last release of texts being occurring in 2011. It is not known what still remains under lock and key. What apparently was so shocking to the scholars who have examined the ancient documents is that they presented evidence of a Jewish sect practicing a faith in many instances congruent with the ethics of the early messianic believers and the Apostles, for nearly 200 years before John the Baptist and Yahushua.
The Essenes believed in the resurrection from the Dead, and the keeping of the Law of Moses and they, specifically in contrast to the Sadducees and Pharisees were prophetically expecting the imminent arrival of the Messiah to come and redeem them. They lived in a way whereby they held all things in common with no private properties, as was the experience and testimony of the early congregation of Yahushua described in the book of Acts.
It is significant to note that John the Baptist was ministering to the people of Jerusalem and Judea when he saw the Pharisees and Sadducees pitch up, whereupon he directly rebuked them both as being vipers and snakes, and he called on them to do some serious repentance back to the written scriptures.
We remember that Yahushua himself also gave admonishment to his disciples to watch out and to beware the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees (Matthew 16:6).
We also know from the book of Acts that it was the Pharisees and Sadducees who, in the endeavor to preserve their hegemony, undertook actions to destroy the both the testimony and the individual people of the messianic congregation, as recorded in the martyrdom of Stephen.
We should also take notice that nowhere in the Gospel accounts or the Book of Acts, is their evidence of either John the Baptist, Yahushua Messiah or the Apostles rebuking the Essenes or giving warning to the early congregation to avoid the teachings of the Essenes. This is not to say that the Essenes are to be seen as teaching John and Yahushua Messiah, but that John and Yahsuhua would have been received as teachers by the Essenes. In this historical reality is it not a curious omission in the annals of historical Rabbinical and Christian history that the Essenes have been brushed aside as a minor aberration to mainstream religion, when in fact they were such a large part of the religious fabric of in Judea at the time of both John the Baptist and Yahushua messiah?.
The fact that the Essenes were such a large and significant part of the struggle over the biblical calendar leads some today some conclude that a significant conspiracy still continues to be afoot by Christian and Jewish institutional religious powers, to keep the information about Essenes being publicly known. This is especially so when it comes down to the matter of which biblical calendar did Yahushua actually observe – the lunar calendar or the astronomical solar calendar?
The Essene Calendar And Yahushua’s Behavioural Testimony
Thus in this historical context, what is of particular significance to us is the religious calendar of the Essenes, and given the Gospel of Marks testimony, whether the Passover of Yahusha can be explained by the close proximity of the astronomical calendar similar to that being observed by the Essenes against the lunar calendar being observed by the Temple at the time of Yahushua.
The Essenes kept the astronomical solar calendar, which is completely different to the Sadducean /Rabbinical lunar calendar. The Essenes used the reference point of the equinoxes and solstices as the 4 markers of the biblical year. Theologically the Essenes began counting their calendar from the first Wednesday (Day 4) following the vernal equinox (about March 20, Gregorian), given their understanding of the account of creation, and consequently the 14th of Aviv – the Day of Preparation for the Passover always fell on a Tuesday. This is a very significant point when we come to consider Yahushua’s behaviour in choosing the day of preparation for His Passover as we saw previously record in Mark 14:12-26.
It is beyond the scope of this article to make a full consideration of the Essene religious calendar here and whether the way they initiated the calendar is correct. What we need to be aware of though is the historical reality that in Yahushua’s days there were two completely different religious calendars being observed in Judea.
The Rabbinical lunar calendar we know today is derived from the foundational precepts of the practice of those who controlled the Temple in the time of Yahushua – that being lunar based, whilst the Essene followed the astronomical equinox calendar, and it can be reasonably assumed that this calendar was also followed by many common people across the cities of Judea. The Essene calendar was not a hidden or minor movement in that historical time and all of Judea at that time would have known about this calendar and how it differed from the Sadducean / Pharisee lunar calendar.
Hence, when Yahushua said to his disciples they were to go and find the man carrying the water pitcher, who was “the good man” we now can understand that they knew they were looking for an Essene, a Levite in the city who was living in the “Way of the Torah of Moses”, and that this man would be keeping a different calendar date for the Passover than to the Temple. Hence we do not find recorded in the scriptures any protest or comment being made by the Disciples that Yahushua might have surprised them by electing the wrong date for His Passover.
We know that Yahushua’s Apostles were mainly selected from among the supposedly religiously uneducated common people (as perceived by the Sadducean and Pharisaic perspective that is), and that the disciples were not surprised at Yahushua command for His Passover date. The reality is that the common people including the Apostles were very familiar with the Torah of Moses and the writings of the prophets and the Essenes and their practises concerning the biblical calendar. What the common people and the Essenes did not know was what Yahushua, as Messiah, would come to correct in His teachings of how Moshe was pointing to Him concerning “the Way, the Truth and the Life” in YHVH.
In addition, the Qumran materials point out strongly that the Essenes were apocalyptic in their worldview and were looking for imminent appearance of the Messiah who would come and redeem them and restore “the Way”, and having already experienced John the Baptist’s ministry, many would have already become disciples of John and clearly would then have been open to receive Yahushua into their community home at his request that He would keep the Passover there in their residence. The Sadducees and Pharisees however would have rejected any request from Yahushua to keep the Passover in their homes, particularly since their calendar dates were for the appointment to be a day later.
With Yahushua commanding His disciples to go to the house of the water carrier ( the “good man”) He is very clearlydemonstrating by His behaviour that He is in accord with the Essene calendar identification on that specific year for the Passover.
We do not have any evidence whether Yahushua supported the method of how the Essenes began their count of their calendar on a Wednesday, since it will be shown below in that specific year the vernal equinox fell out during the daylight part of Wednesday, making the 1st of Aviv to fall out on the Tuesday evening/night previous. But what we do know, is that when Yahushua chose his Passover meal on the evening beginning Aviv 15, the Essene water carrier was there at the house on the very day and evening that Yahushua chose to keep the Passover.
For the sake of repetition, it is important remember that neither a Pharisee nor a Sadducee would have accepted such a request from Yahushua since they did not keep the solar calendar and their day for the observance of Passover would, from the account of the Gospels, only be occurring the following evening.
Consequently we now know from the history of the Essenes and the dead sea scrolls that the account of scripture that Yahushua indeed kept His LAWFULL Passover, but it was on a calendar concomitant with the traditions of the Essenes, that was different to the lunar based calendar of the Sadducees and Pharisees.
The Year of the Yahushua’s Crucifixion
With this information we can also work out the year in which Yahushua Messiah was crucified, since Yahushua called the Sadducees and the Pharisees who were testing Him for a sign that He was the Messiah, a “wicked and adulterous” generation – terminology by which he was referring to them as the religious sects which dominated the Temple – that there would specifically be three days and three nights after which He would rise from the dead. When we bring together this prophetic sign together with knowledge of the Essene calendar which observed the astronomical year beginning with the vernal equinox, and with the knowledge of the Rabbinical lunar calendar which altogether had to fall together with 1 single day separating them, whilst still preserving the sign of the three days and nights, astronomically I have discovered that that it was only possible to have occurred on only one but one specific year in the known time of Yahushua Messiah. That year is 30 CE and is demonstrated in the data tables below.
The following tables will demonstrate, based on astronomical data of the luminaries, that 30 CE appears as the only yearthe two religious calendars (the calendar of the “water carrier” the “Good Man” and the Saducean Temple calendar), occurred singularly to the proximity of just one day separating them, with the Yahushua holding His Passover at the house of the “Good Man” in the evening exactly and precisely on Aviv 14/15, precisely a day before the concomitant Rabbinical calendar date of the Temple’s practicing of their Nisan 14/15 date, for Passover / Unleavened Bread, whilst at the same time exactly fitting Yahushua’s sign to the “wicked and adulterous generation” of three days and three nights before the occurring of the resurrection. In no other years examined between 25 CE and 34 CE was this be an astronomical reality found to be realised because of the variations in the dates occurring between the vernal equinox and the conjunction new moon in each other year.
Table 1 presents the JULIAN Calendar dates for the astronomical events of the vernal equinox, the new moon conjunction and the first visible crescent moon:
Table 1: Julian Calendar Dates Of Astronomical Events: Years 25-37 CE
Some who support the first sliver of the moon calendar have pointed to 31 CE as the week of the crucifixion simply because the new moon sliver occurred a Wednesday (April 11), as this they believe would mark Nisan 1, (day 1 of the 14 day count to Passover). However the vernal equinox of that year occurred some 19 days previous and given the Essenes would have begun counting Aviv 1 on Wednesday 28th March, the falling of the days proves that in that year the Essene Water Carrier would have already be keeping his Passover on that day when the sliver moon would be indicating that the year was just beginning. In other words the sliver moon was about two weeks late that year! So the year 31 CE does not fit the scriptural account of Mark 14:12-26.
Table 2 presents the Vernal Equinox calculated from NASA are presented in the Gregorian dates (see:http://www.giss.nasa.gov/ar5/srvernal.html (NASA)
Table 2: Gregorian Calendar Dates And GMT Of Equinox Events: Years 25-37 CE
**Middle East time is 2 later than GMT and would be precisely 14:06 hours (2pm).
Before continuing further, the Gregorian dates need to be converted to Julian dates. The 20th March CE converted from the Gregorian Calendar to the Julian Calendar dates falls out on Wednesday 22nd March 30 CE (seehttp://www.csgnetwork.com/julianmanycalconv.html ).
Note: because the equinox occurs during the day of Wednesday 22nd the Essenes would not have looked to a Wednesday a week later to start their beginning of year count, but would have counted Aviv 1 from Tuesday evening 21st at even, in alignment with the Apostles’ account of Passover in
Table 3: Counting the Days Between The Two Religious Calendars In 30 CE
From the above table it is clear that the sighted sliver moon calendar fell even further out by yet another day as compared to the conjunctive moon calendar, revealing that the new moon first sliver moon calendar (as proposed by the contemporary Karaites) was simply not observed in the Temple or in Judea in the time of Yahushua, and that if one was observing the moon sliver calendar that year of 30 CE one would be keeping Passover on the Friday evening – 3 days after Yahushua kept His Passover! This also points out that the Karaite lunar sliver calendar is invalid when explaining the events described in Mark 14:12-26.
It also becomes apparent from the table as presented that the date of Aviv 1, as instructed by Moses, is not necessarily the date of Nisan 1 proclaimed by the Rabbinical lunar calendar.
The difference between the two calendars in 30 CE was just one day, which explains that the Passover of Yahushua was authentic and lawful, but the crucifixion carried out by the religious leaders of the day was an illegal act undertaken by a “wicked and adulterous generation” who did not hold any respect for the calendar the Essenes claimed has existed from ancient times before the Noah. Yahushua, however having kept His Passover a day earlier was lawfully correct, and the institutional religion of the day was iniquitous and wrong, and thus Yahushua was unjustly condemned and illegally crucified by an illegal priesthood who imposed an illegal calendar on the temple and the Jewish people. Consequently everything about the crucifixion reveals the grace and mercy of YHVH that Yahushua would submit his life to such an idolatrous and apostate religious authority, which he described as “wicked and adulterous”.
Historical Christendom would have us believe that Yahushua consequently never kept the Passover on the date that He did but only a last supper, colluding with the perspective that the practise of the temple in that day was lawful. This is an entirely wrong perspective, since Yahushua Messiah is the face of YHVH, and according to the testimony of the Apostle Paul, He was in the wilderness with Israel at Mount Sinai when the law was given. Thus the proper perspective should be that Yahushua was correct and righteous in holding His Passover on the date that He chose, according to the law of YHVH given at Mount Sinai.
The Wicked And Adulterous Generation
When the Pharisees and Sadducees came to Yahushua asking for a sign from heaven to test him in a claim that he was Messiah, Yahushua responded by calling them a “wicked and adulterous generation”. There is no evidence that Yahushua showed any of such vehemence to the Essenes, but rather called the Water Carrier the “good man”
It was the “wicked and adulterous generation” that murdered John the Baptist. It was the “wicked and adulterous generation” that was ruling the Temple and had over ruled the Levites. From Yahushua’s example, it was the “wicked and adulterous generation” that observed the lunar calendar and thereby changed the appointed times of YHVH as instructed by Moses. It was the “wicked and adulterous generation” that was the presiding religious authority who had control over the Temple in Yahushua’s day.
This being the case, how can one continue to proclaim that Yahushua’s Passover was but a “last supper” and that it is the time of His crucifixion was the time when His role as the Passover lamb was Divinely proclaimed? Rather the text indicates that His proclamation of being the Passover Lamb occurred at his very Passover meal. Is Yahushua not YHVH – did He not make the proclamation that He was the Lamb at His own Passover and did He not offer participation in the renewed covenant directly to His Apostles at that specific Passover?
In the day of Yahushua ministry, the “wicked and adulterous generation”, under the sovereignty of the Sadducean Temple, Herod the Idumean (Edomites) and later the Romans (Edomites), the biblical biblical calendar was compromised and Yahushua was thus illegally and wickedly murdered under the iniquitous, adulterous religious calendar of the Sadducees and Pharisees. Was the Shekinah presence of YHVH in the Temple at that time, or was the glorious presence of YHVH in the midst of the Apostles in the very time of the Gospel witness of the time of Yahushua’s Passover meal when He said this is my body…this is my blood..given for you? Whose report will we believe?
Having discovered the historical, astronomical and biblical witness, I now am convicted that it was all accomplished and fulfilled at Yahushua’s Passover. The events of the next day was just a carrying out of the what needed to be done, and the timing of it was to fulfil the only sign of three days and nights that Yahushua had given the wicked and adulterous generation. It was the only sign that these wicked were given since they were not invited to Yahushua’s Passover meal.
It is but the grace and mercy of YHVH that He reached through the adultery of the Temple and permitted His Son to be crucified in the very heart of an apostate religious Temple system, yet still identifying with a Passover Lamb when it was being sacrificed in the temple.
Thus we have to re-examine our view of Yahushua’s Passover – it was indeed a lawful Passover and Yahushua sacrifice was lawfully put in place for His people when He identified himself at His Passover meal as the Lamb of YHVH, at the very time when HE broke the bread and gave the wine as His body and blood sacrifice been given in our place – that was that lawful time when His identification of the Lamb was lawfully consecrated in Heaven, rather than when He was sacrificed on the tree by an apostate religious system. Then, according to Yahushua’s prophesy, the sign given to the wicked and adulterous generation was that he would be resurrected 3 days and 3 nights from the time when they had themselves illegally organised to have him executed, would be fullfilled.
What Of The Aviv Barley Report?
It is not possible to exhaustively review the theology of the Karaite calendar concerning the anchor condition of the Aviv Barley precept for identifying the beginning of the biblical year. However, having considered the timing of the luminary events of the equinox and the conjunction and sliver moons around the Passover in its historical 30 CE context, and from Genesis 1:14 we find that YHVH’s law is not compromised in anyway by the Calendar Yahushua observed (which we know from the archaeology of the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls which the Essenes observed, and which was based on the equinox).
No where in this declaration of Genesis 1:14 is the Barley Aviv mentioned for the counting of days and years. Thus the Aviv Barley is not a sign for biblical days or years, or appointed times of YHVH, but is a purely constructed (oral) theology that seems right in the eyes of some men.
By the behavioural witness of Yahushua, the Aviv barley condition for the identification of the new biblical year is thus a constructed theology and is merely indirectly a result of the changes occurring around astronomical equinox. However, both Rabbincs and Kairates, do not accept the Apostles testimony of Yahushua as The Messiah of YHVH.
In my understanding, the Barley is but a blessing of first fruits from YHVH to His people when they were in the land for the time approaching for the required offering of the First Fruits, and the very provision of the First Fruits offering, so that, as a blessing of being in the land, it could the people of Israel could present the offering before YHVH at the appointed time. It was also the season when Israel would remember they were brought out of Egypt on the first exodus.
The “month of Abib” means the month of newly ripened grain, the month when the barley is ripening. Where does the scripture plainly say that it say that the next new moon signals the beginning of the new year? A lot of theological inference is being added don’t you think?
Moreover, neither did Moses and the Israelites receive the Barley report when they were in the wilderness for 40 years, yet the year and the appointed times were declared and the months were heralded by the blowing of silver trumpets by the priests at the Tabernacle.
The Aviv Barley condition however does enable the Karaite to keep their version of the lunar calendar from completely drifting away from the equinox, since the growth condition of plants is directly impacted on by the amount of light they receive and so is linked to the equinox.
Is there a 13th Month Leap Year in YHVH’s Biblical Calendar?
The Essene astronomical calendar only permited 12 months to be the biblical year and never a 13th month as needed for intercalation in the lunar calendar. In the Essene calendar an adjustment of 7 days was intercalated on the 5th or 6th year, but other than that their calendar was very stable an the appointed times occurred each year on the same dates, given the equinox role in the start of the count, thus making the calendar very orderly and predictable which enabled the Israelites, who residing in distant lands, to be able to know when they had to begin their journeys for the “going up” times that was required three times a year, without being dependant on either Aviv or lunar sightings in the land of Judea.
In 1 Kings 4:7 it is written that there were 12 months in the year during the time of King Solomon.
In 1 Chronicles 27:1-15, it is written that there were 12 months for the changing of the royal guard, with each month set delegated one of 12 months.
Whose Report Will You Believe?
The last days are upon us and we are about to meet our Redeemer, Yahushua Messiah. So whose report will we believe concerning the biblical calendar? Will it be Yahushua’s testimony and the witness of His Apostles as plainly written in the text of the Gospels that we consider to be the true way, or will it be the Rabbis, the Karaites or the Christians, with their forbidding treatises of avoiding the astronomical equinox.
Abba is calling His remnant to deep repentance and acknowledgement that we have inherited deceptive lies from out fathers (Jer 16:19). Praise YHVH for He has called us in these last days to remember the words of Moshe and in doing this the ground has been prepared that we might be able to understand the difficult matters of our faith. Yet He is testing us to see if we will seek Him with all our hearts. Then He will enable us to find Him and to know His Way!!
I certainly do not make any claim have all the answers on YHVH’s biblical calendar or the Essene calendar, and I am convinced from this study that all of us probably still have the calendar incorrect at this time – but we are learning and He will bring us into greater revelation as He brings us back from the exile and sets us free from the prison houses of Babylon.
I found myself called by Abba to examine this subject for myself after Shavuot this year as I became increasingly convicted of the significance of the Day of Atonement this year and my anticipation of what Yahushua Messiah might prophetically accomplish on this day, this year, in the heavenly place. I am on a journey of faith and still do not consider to have everything all right at this point, however a re-consideration of Yahushua’s testimony concerning the calendar He observed, has struck me with far greater significance now.
If the 1st day of the first biblical month and the 1st Day of seventh biblical month can be correctly identified, then it is simply a matter of counting days according to the law of Moses (Lev 23) to be able to identify the correct days for all the appointed times.
Should we follow the Essenes? No, we are not instructed by the scripture to do this. Our way, according to the Apostles, is to follow Yahushua’s Messiah’s way and to believe His testimony and leave all religion of men behind us, as the prophet Jeremiah declared religion is nothing but vanity. Praise YHVH that Yahushua Messiah will redeem us in the coming days and will lead us to the highway of righteousness!
In the end, we who care to follow Yahushua and are called must continue to study the matter for ourselves and to pray that Abba brings us into His truth. Whether this be a matter of truth in accordance to the Word of YHVH, and the Gospels of the Apostles, will be established in the end – and to each we need to be fully persuaded in our own minds.
There are some who have written to me that I should refrain from discussing the significance of equinox to the biblical calendar since it is a matter that it only serves to further exacerbate division” at a time when so-called “Messianic Movement” is (denominationally?) divided on this issue. In answer to my critics I am reminded of the words of Polycrates, who in the matter of the Quartodeciman Disputes between the Eastern congregations (represented by Polycrates) and the Western congregations (represented by Bishop Victor) in the late second century, stated “greater men than I have said we must follow YHVH rather than men”.
I thank Abba for His grace and mercy even in these very late hours He has extended to me, in opening my eyes to the fuller testimony of Yahushua’s worship calendar! It has become evident to many across the globe that there are an increasing number other sincere believers in Yahushua, who keep the commandments of YHVH, who are also being woken up to this issue of the historicity of the astronomical biblical calendar and the behavioural testimony of Yahushua Messiah with His last Passover meal. Contrary to the few who have written to me of their objections in this matter, a good number have written to me to commend my defence of the biblical calendar. I thank you for your encouragement.
As this matter is at the heart of our walk in faith and testimony of Yahushua, I do expect that if what I have reported here is indeed biblically and astronomically true, then we are soon facing a great Elijah type wake up call in the coming days – it is the last days and decisions will be made, as to whose report we will follow – the Rabbis, the Karaites, (who both reject Yahushua Messiah), or the Messianic Rabbis, the Messianic Karaites, or the report of Yahushua’s Apostles. Its seems to me this might be our final call to come out of the “prison houses” of Babylon.
This bulletin comes as a result of my own wake up call and repentance from the lunar calendar, which I understood to be correct in the past, and to explain to the many who have asked as to why I am keeping a slightly different calendar dates to what is considered mainstream. I do not claim to have all things understood at this time – I find it to be as in the time twenty years ago when I first began discovering the Hebraic roots of the faith and I trusting in Abba to lead me into his truth of His remnant return. As it was then, so I find myself again crawling and again trust in Abba to both convict, to guide and to reveal His Way.
Let us continue to be strong in faith in Yahushua Messiah, until He comes, for He will not forget His covenant with us!
Website Readings etc:
NASA: Time And Date of the Vernal Equinox: http://www.giss.nasa.gov/ar5/srvernal.html
Gregorian / Julian Calendar Converter: http://www.csgnetwork.com/julianmanycalconv.html
Calendar for Israel Year 30 CE: http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?year=30&country=34
Timing and Calculating the Holy Days – Calculating the Beginning of the Biblical Year http://www.lightedway.org/year.html
The Essenes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essenes
Essenes: Profile of the Essenes – Creators of the Dead Sea Scrolls: http://bible.org/seriespage/essenes
The Essenes: http://bible.org/seriespage/essenes
Who Were The Essenes? http://www.essortment.com/were-essenes-20344.html
The Essenes and the Dead Sea Scrolls
What does the discovery of these scrolls reveal about first century Judaism and the roots of Christianity?http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/portrait/essenes.html
The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This is the introduction from noted scholar Hershel Shanks’ book (Random House April 1998), an illuminating and readable background summary on the scrolls.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/portrait/scrollmeaning.html