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The restoration of all things is on its way!

Questions & Answers

 Apostle Alexander Meek.



Back in 2007 my wife received this word from Yahweh.

“ You know, Sharmaine, that My church was doing well for the first 300 years, until man decided to take over, and take it off course for  over 1700 years, I am about to bring it back on course, and I am going to do it quickly”

Sharmaine also found another word from Rabbi Kurt Scheinder of ‘Discovering the Jewish Jesus’ in 2008 that the Almighty was going to remove all paganism out of his Church.

 Gradually He started to reveal what He meant.
In particular when we studied what had happened around 326 B.C. with the Roman Emperor Constantine and the emergence of the Roman Catholic Church.
Please note I (Alex) was brought up a Catholic and came through and out as a Catholic charismatic.
In October 2009 this impression appeared in our church. We felt it represented the 10 commandments and triggered our research into Exodus 20:10.

 

 As knowledge has greatly increased, we were able through the Internet and the unction of the Holy Spirit learn things from many others that had taken them years of research.

Some things we rejected but tried to gleam and collect the truth.
 We have collated what we have learnt so far into 17 Questions that we believe the Holy Spirit set before us. Note I believe there will be further questions and answers into the future as our Heavenly father continues to prepare his bride.
We then set out the questions with our answers in a condensed form as much as possible and some references.

 Questions

  1. Why do we neglect God’s instructions the written Torah (the first Five Books of Moses. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)?
  2. Why do we not follow the 4th Commandment and yet obey a Roman Catholic law of Sunday?
  3. Why do we believe the lie that Christ rose from the dead on Sunday and not the Sabbath?
  4. Why have we believed the Roman Catholic tradition that Christ died on Good Friday and rose on easter Sunday?
  5. Why do we disobey God’s dietary instructions that He has not removed?
  6. Why does our God or Lord not have a name and we follow the Jewish Rabbinical oral law (Talmud and Midrash) and do not use God’s correct name of Yahweh (YHVH)?
  7. Why does Mathew contradict himself in chapter 23:1-3, telling us to obey the scribes and Pharisees?
  8. Why are we told not swear?
  9. Why cannot our English bibles prove that Jesus has a blood line going back to King David to prove He is the Messiah?
  10.  Why do we observe Pagan and Catholic feasts and not the set feasts of Yahweh?
  11. Why do we use a Greek name (that has no meaning) of Jesus instead of his proper Hebrew name Yeshua or even Yahushua?
  12. Why have we adopted a roman pagan symbol of the cross that they used to worship Mithras with?
  13. Why do we not use or even understand God’s Calendar? But a pagan one?
  14. Why have we limited baptism to once only?
  15. Why have we adopted and modified the Roman Catholic pagan ceremony of communion?
  16. Why have we accepted the lie that Jesus’ ministry was 3.5 years when it was 70 weeks?
  17. Why is there anti-Semitism in the Church when we are supposed to be grafted in and Jesus is still a Jew?

 The following scriptures were instructions along the way to ‘The restoration of all things’.

  Colossians 2:8 MKJV  Beware lest anyone rob you through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ.

 Deuteronomy 12:32 MKJV  All the things I command you, be careful to do it. You shall not add to it, nor take away from it.

 Jeremiah 6:16 MKJV  So says Yahweh, Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths where the good way is, and walk in it, and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in it.

  Jeremiah 18:15-16 MKJV  Because My people have forgotten Me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused themselves to stumble in their ways from the old paths, to walk in by-paths, not in the highway,  (16)  to make their land desolate and a hissing forever. Everyone who passes by will be amazed, and will wag his head.

  Romans 1:18 MKJV  For the wrath of Yahweh is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

 Answers
1.                
Why do we neglect God’s instructions the written Torah (the First Five Books of Moses. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)?

 Matt 15:6-9 MKJV  and in no way he honors his father or his mother. And you voided the commandment of God by your tradition.  (7)  Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,  (8)  "This people draws near to Me with their mouth, and honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.  (9)  But in vain they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."

 Mar 7:13 MKJV  making the Word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have delivered. And you do many such things.

Matt 5:17 Do not think that I have come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to destroy but to fulfill.   18 For truly I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall in any way pass from the law until all is fulfilled. 19 Therefore whoever shall break one of these commandments, the least, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven. But whoever shall do and teach them , the same shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven.  20 For I say to you that unless your righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the kingdom of Heaven.

 Exo 31:18
(18)  When he finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, he gave Moses two tablets of Testimony, slabs of stone, written with the finger of God.
 The ceremonial features (e.g., animal sacrifices) of the Mosaic covenant were abolished at the cross. The moral elements of the law (e.g., the Ten Commandments), continue to this very day.

But the traditions, commandments of men and oral law of the Pharisees are not to be followed.

 Matthew 7:21-23 KJV  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  (22)  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  (23)  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity(without Tora).

 Iniquity comes from Anomia.

        A-    without
B-   
Nomia – Torah

Due to anti Semitism in the early church they named the Hebrew Scriptures,(The Tanakh) ‘The Old Testament’ trying to imply it is not relevant. The Renewed Covenant as the ‘New Testament’ as if it is a replacement of The Tanakh.
Yeshua said He came to fulfill not replace.

 2.                 Why do we not follow the 4th Commandment and obey a Roman Catholic law of Sunday replacing the Sabbath?

 A mandate by the Roman emperor Constantine in a.d. 321 who remained a sun worshiper but wanted a one world religion "changed" the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday with the approval of the Roman Catholic Church. Historically Saturday not Sunday was the normal meeting day for Christians in the church, and its practice dates back to the first century.
Satan maintains his day is Sunday the day on which the sun is worshiped.

The Council of Trent was convened and continued off and on from December 13, 1545, through December 4, 1563. A key point to be settled was the basis of Roman Catholic authority. Rome commanded many things which were not in the Bible. All this vast heap of non-Biblical additions to Catholic doctrine were collectively termed “tradition.” In contrast, Protestants declared that no one should accept anything not clearly stated in Scripture. What was the basis of Roman Catholic authority. Gaspar del Fosso, the Archbishop of Reggio, spoke on January 18, 1562, he provided the Catholic Church with a solid argument which could be used to defend tradition as superior to Scripture!
            It was the fact that, centuries before, the Church of Rome had dared to change one of God’s Ten Commandments; it had changed the seventh-day Sabbath to Sunday, the first day of the week,—and the world, and even the Protestants had accepted it!

 Refer also 1. above.

 Exodus 20:10-11

(10)  But the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yahweh your God. You shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger within your gates.
(11)  For in six days Yahweh made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore Yahweh blessed the Sabbath day, and sanctified it.
 In the end times according to Isaiah we will obey the Sabbath.
Isa 66:23 And it will be, from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, all flesh will come to worship before Me, says Yahweh.
 Will we miss out on this promise?

Isa 56 (6)  Also the sons of the stranger,( The Gentile) who join themselves to Yahweh to serve Him, and to love the name of Yahweh, to be His servants, everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and takes hold of My covenant;

(7)   even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.

We will obey the written law regarding this but not the oral law and traditions of the Jews (scribes and Pharisees). Also See 1. Above.
The scribes and Pharisees added an extra 1520 + laws to the Sabbath which are not to be followed.

For more info Refer: http://www.logosapostolic.org/bible_study/RP208-1NewCovenantSabbath.htm

3.                 Why do we believe the lie that Christ rose from the dead on Sunday and not the Sabbath?

 Mark 16:9 MKJV  And when Jesus had risen early the first day of the Sabbath, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons.

 John 20:1 MKJV  The first of the sabbath Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, darkness still being on it, and she saw the stone taken away from the tomb.

 "One of the Sabbaths," mentioned by all of the Gospel writers (Matt. 28:1; Mark 16:2; Luke 24:1; John 20:1, 19), refers to the very "First Sabbath"!  When English translators render the Greek text as "first day of the week," they do so because of tradition.  The most logical translation would be the most literal:  "One of the Sabbaths."

            According to Leviticus 23:15, there were seven weekly Sabbaths between Passover and Pentecost that were to be counted.  When referring to any of these seven Sabbaths, the Jews would simply call them "one of the Sabbaths."  There was an annual date just after Passover at the time of Yeshua known as the "First Sabbath"; this was the first weekly Sabbath after the Passover high Sabbath. 

            Seven Sabbaths were to be counted from the Feast of First-fruits or Passover.  Consequently, these came to be known as "First Sabbath," "Second Sabbath" etc., down to the seventh.
 This practice continued in Galilee till the time of Christ or the Common Era.  It is still observed by some groups in Palestine today.  Thus, there was an annual date known as "First Sabbath," just after Passover.

MATTHEW 28:1 And on the eve of the Sabbaths, at the dawn, toward the first of the Sabbaths, came Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre, (YLT) Young’s Literal translation.

MATTHEW 28:1 Now it is the evening of the Sabbaths.  At the lighting up into one of the Sabbaths came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to behold the sepulcher. (CLNT) 

There were indeed TWO Sabbaths during the week of the crucifixion, as the following literal translation shows:

MATTHEW 28:1 And on the later of the Sabbaths, at the dawn to one of the Sabbaths, came Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the tomb, (literal translation)

4.                 Why have we believed the Roman Catholic tradition that Christ died on Good Friday and rose on easter Sunday?

 MATTHEW 12:39 But he answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.  40 For as Jonah was THREE DAYS and THREE NIGHTS in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be THREE DAYS and THREE NIGHTS in the heart of the earth. (NKJV)

 MATTHEW 17:22-23
22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men.
23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

  MARK 8:31 (Jesus)
31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

 According to scripture we need three days and three nights.

 Those who claim Yeshua was crucified on Good Friday and raised very early on Easter Sunday morning.  Below is a graphic representation of
these claims:

As you can see, this scenario only allows for parts of two days and two nights.

A Roman Catholic tradition that is not TRUE.

 5.                 Why do we disobey God’s dietary instructions that He has not removed?

Almost 1,000 years before God made a covenant with the nation of Israel, and long before that nation even existed, He told Noah to take into the ark unclean animals by twos and the clean ones by sevens (Genesis 6:19; 7:2).

God did not have to define for Noah the meaning of clean and unclean. Noah understood God's instruction and what was required of him, and he obeyed. To comprehend what God meant by these terms, we must go to other chapters of the Bible-Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14.

 Lev 11:1-47 MKJV

(1)  And Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them,
(2)  Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, These are the animals which you shall eat among all the animals that are in the earth.
(3)  Whatever divides the hoof, and is cloven-footed, chewing the cud, among the animals, that you shall eat.
(6)  And the hare, because he chews the cud but does not divide the hoof; he is unclean to you.
(7)  And the swine, though he divides the hoof and is cloven-footed, yet he does not chew the cud; he is unclean to you.
(8)  You shall not eat of their flesh, and you shall not touch their dead body. They are unclean to you.
(9)  These you shall eat of all that are in the waters: whatever has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them you shall eat.
(10)  And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing that is in the waters, they shall be an abomination to you.
11)  They shall even be an abomination to you. You shall not eat of their flesh, but you shall have their carcasses in abomination.
(12)  Whatever has no fins nor scales in the waters shall be an abomination to you.

 Into the future God has not changed his mind.

 Isa 66:15-17 MKJV
(15)  For, behold, Yahweh will come with fire, and with His chariots like a tempest, to refresh His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire.
(16)  For by fire and by His sword Yahweh will execute judgment with all flesh; and the slain of Yahweh will be many.
(17)  Those who sanctify themselves, and purify themselves to go into the gardens, behind one tree in the middle, eating swine's flesh, and the hateful thing, and the mouse, will be cut off together, says Yahweh.

 Rev 18:2 MKJV  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great has fallen, has fallen! And it has become the dwelling-place of demons, and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a cage of every unclean bird which has been hated,

 We try to use Acts 10 to change God’s instructions but have missed the interpretation in Acts 10:28 which is not referring to food but gentiles.

 Act 10:9-21 MKJV

(9)  On the next day, as these went on the road, and drawing near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour.
(10)  And he became very hungry and desired to eat. But while they made ready, an ecstasy fell on him.
(11)  And he saw the heaven opened and a certain vessel like a sheet coming down to him, being bound at the four corners and let down to the earth;
(12)  in which were all the four-footed animals of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the reptiles, and the birds of the heaven.

(13)  And a voice came to him, saying, Rise, Peter! Kill and eat!
(14)  But Peter said, Not so, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.
(15)  And the voice spoke to him again the second time, What God has made clean, you do not call common.
(16)  This happened three times, and the vessel was received up again into the heaven.
(17)  And while Peter doubted within himself what the vision which he had seen might be, even behold, the men who were sent from Cornelius had asked for Simon's house and stood on the porch.

The Interpretation

Act 10:28 MKJV

(28)  And he said to them, You know that it is an unlawful thing for a man, a Jew to keep company with or to come near to one of another nation. But God has shown me not to call any man common or unclean.

Notice that Peter long after Jesus had ascended had never eaten anything that was common or unclean. So had he been taught by Jesus to do so?

Even scientifically we are discovering these foods are contaminated.

A Dr. Russell's writes: "In the United States, three of the six most common food-borne parasitic diseases of humans are associated with pork consumption.
These include toxoplasmosis, taeniasis or cysticercosis (caused by the pork tapeworm Taenia solium) and trichinellosis . . .
"It has long been recognized that the meat of shellfish-shrimp, crabs, lobsters, etc.-is especially dangerous. Many illnesses, including instant paralysis, devastate some people every day as a result of eating shellfish.
"The largest cholera outbreak in the United States occurred in Louisiana from August through October 1986.
(The symptoms of cholera are explosive diarrhea, leading to rapid dehydration, unconsciousness, hypotension and death.) What did the stricken people eat? The incriminating meals were found to include rice noodles with shrimp, pork, vegetables, mussel soup, pig blood coagulated with vinegar, and salty brine shrimp with mixed vegetables.
"Shellfish can be placed in a body of water that is contaminated with cholera bacteria, and they will purify the water. Shrimp, oysters, crab, scallops and mussels are particularly efficient at this. They filter large volumes of water every day. Sewage laden with chemicals, toxins and harmful bacteria, parasites and viruses become concentrated in those shellfish. The cause of cholera outbreaks in several areas has been traced to contaminated shrimp, crab, oysters and clams.

For further reference The free booklet:- What Does the Bible Teach About Clean and Unclean Meats? www.gnmagazine.org/meats

Note the Old Testament the Hebrew word for unclean has a meaning of contaminated or polluted.

6.                 Why does our God or Lord not have a name and we follow the Jewish Rabbinical oral law (Talmud and Midrash) and do not use God’s correct name of Yahweh (YHVH)?

You could read the following passage and say, WHAT LORD  and WHAT GOD?

 Joel 2:32 KJV  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Matthew 4:4 KJV  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

 Lord is a title with various meanings.
   It can denote a prince or a feudal superior . The title today is mostly used in connection with the peerage of the United Kingdom.
In religious contexts Lord can also refer to various different gods or deities.
   The earliest uses of Lord in the English language in a religious context were by English Bible translators such as Bede.
   This reflected the Jewish practice of substituting the spoken Hebrew word Adonai (which means 'My Lord') for YHWH when read aloud.
"God" is also the name of an idol mentioned in scripture and could also be Satan who is god of this world.

 Jeremiah 16:10-21 RNKJV  And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath YHWH pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against YHWH our Elohim?  (11)  Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith YHWH, and have walked after other Elohim, and have served them, and have worshiped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;  (12)  And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:  (13)  Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other Elohim day and night; where I will not shew you favour.  (14)  Therefore, behold, the days come, saith YHWH, that it shall no more be said, YHWH liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
(15)  But, YHWH liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.  (16)  Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith YHWH, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.  (17)  For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.  (18)  And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.  (19)  O YHWH, 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.  (20)  Shall a man make Elohim unto himself, and they are no Elohim?  (21)  Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is YHWH.

Mark 7:13 MKJV  making the Word of Yahweh of no effect through your tradition which you have delivered. And you do many such things.

Oral tradition "Torah Shebe'al Peh"( "Torah that is oral").
The oral portion of the Torah made by scribes and Pharisees consists of the "traditional interpretations and amplifications handed down by word of mouth from generation to generation," now embodied in the Talmud and Midrash.
Through this the scribes and Pharisees changed Yahweh’s instructions and forbade the use of His name.
The Roman Catholic Church has done the same thing and we have all followed suite.

Jesus called them Hypocrites for doing this.

Matthew 23:13-15 MKJV  But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of Heaven against men. For you neither go in, nor do you allow those entering to go in.  (14)  Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and pray at length as a pretense. Therefore you shall receive the greater condemnation.  (15)  Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you compass sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, you make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

Deuteronomy 12:32 MKJV
All the things I command you, be careful to do it. You shall not add to it, nor take away from it.

 Exodus 20:7 RNKJV
You shall not take the name of YHWH your Elohim in vain; for YHWH will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.
Vain
 Empty of substance: devoid of substance or meaning.
For example using a term like God or Lord which has no meaning.

Numbers 6:22-27 RNKJV
  
And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying,  (23)  Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,  (24)  YHWH bless thee, and keep thee:  (25)  YHWH make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:  (26)  YHWH lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.  (27)  And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.

  Exodus 3:15 RNKJV
  
And Elohim said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, YHWH Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

Exodus 23:13 MKJV  And be watchful in all that I have said to you. And make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.

In the Tanakh, YHVH is the personal name of God and his most frequent designation, occurring over 6,800 times in the Hebrew Old Testament.
This is the Name of the God of Israel.

Because it is composed from the four Hebrew letters
    ה         ו      ה     י
   
Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey.
It is also referred to as the ‘Tetragrammaton’ which simply means ‘the four letters’

 The word “Jehovah” is a mispronunciation of the Hebrew [YHWH] the (ineffable) name of God arising from pronouncing the vowel pointing of the (Masorites marginal reading for “Adonai”) with the consonants of the (textual-reading for “YHWH”).  The reading “Jehovah” is a comparatively recent invention.

 In English we pronounce it Yahweh.

7.                 Why does Mathew contradict himself in chapter 23:1-3, telling us to obey the scribes and Pharisees?

 Matthew 23:1-3 KJV  Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,  (2)  Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:  (3)  All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do;

 According to Papias (60-130 C.E) “Mathew collected the words in the Hebrew language and each translated them as best he could.”

 An ancient Hebrew scroll of Mathews Gospel has been brought into light.

 Matthew 23:2-3 Hebrew  The Pharisees and sages sit upon the seat of Moses.  (3) Therefore, all that he {Moses} says to you diligently do, but according to their reforms (takanot) and their precedents (ma’asim) do not do, because they talk but they do not do.

 This now agrees with the rest of Mathews Gospel.

 Why was this changed? Does someone want us to obey man’s traditions and Laws?

 8.               Why are we not to swear.

Matthew 5:34-37 MKJV  But I say to you, Do not swear at all! Not by Heaven, because it is God's throne;  (35)  not by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet; not by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King;  (36)  nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.  (37)  But let your word be, Yes, yes; No, no. For whatever is more than these comes from evil.

 However Jeremiah  says:-

Jeremiah 12:16-17 RNKJV 

And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, YHWH liveth; as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built in the midst of my people.  (17)  But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith YHWH.

 Deuteronomy 23:21 RNKJV  When thou shalt vow a vow unto YHWH thy Elohim, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for YHWH thy Elohim will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.

 Leviticus 19:12 RNKJV  And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy Elohim: I am YHWH.

 Referring again to to Papias (60-130 C.E) “Mathew collected the words in the Hebrew language and each translated them as best he could.”

 An ancient Hebrew scroll of Mathews Gospel has been brought into light.

 Matthew 5:33 Hebrew (33) You have further heard what was said by the ancients, “you shall not swear falsely by my name” but you must pay your vow to YHWH. (34)  But I say to you, you must not swear by anything falsely, nor by Heaven which is the throne of God, (35)  nor by the earth which is His footstool nor by Jerusalem which is His city,

 Why was this altered from not swearing by anything falsely to Do not swear at all?

 9.                 Why cannot our English bibles prove that Jesus has a blood line going back to King David to prove He is the Messiah?

 Matthew 1:1-17 MKJV  The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.  (2)  Abraham fathered Isaac, and Isaac fathered Jacob, and Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers.  (3)  And Judah fathered Pharez and Zarah of Tamar. And Pharez fathered Hezron, and Hezron fathered Ram,  (4)  and Ram fathered Amminadab, and Amminadab fathered Nahshon, and Nahshon fathered Salmon.  (5)  And Salmon fathered Boaz of Rahab, and Boaz fathered Obed of Ruth, and Obed fathered Jesse,  (6)  and Jesse fathered David the king. And David the king fathered Solomon of her who had been wife of Uriah.  (7)  And Solomon fathered Rehoboam, and Rehoboam fathered Abijah, and Abijah fathered Asa.  (8)  And Asa fathered Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat fathered Jehoram, and Jehoram fathered Uzziah.  (9)  And Uzziah fathered Jotham, and Jotham fathered Ahaz, and Ahaz fathered Hezekiah.  (10)  And Hezekiah fathered Manasseh, and Manasseh fathered Amon, and Amon fathered Josiah.  (11)  And Josiah fathered Jehoiachin and his brothers, at the time they were carried away to Babylon.  (14+14)=28

And after the carrying away to Babylon, Jehoiachin fathered Shealtiel, and Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel.  (13)  And Zerubbabel fathered Abiud, and Abiud fathered Eliakim, and Eliakim fathered Azor.  (14)  And Azor fathered Sadoc, and Sadoc fathered Achim, and Achim fathered Eliud.  (15)  And Eliud fathered Eleazar, and Eleazar fathered Matthan, and Matthan fathered Jacob.  (16)  And Jacob fathered Joseph, the husband to be of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.  (17)  So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations. And from David until the carrying away into Babylon, fourteen generations. And from the carrying away into Babylon until Christ, fourteen generations.

 Not so when we actually count from the carrying away into Babylon until Christ we only get 13 generations??? And so according to every extant Greek text of the book of Mathew.

 The Messiah must come from the seed of David.

 Mark 12:35 RNKJV  And Yahushua answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that the Messiah is the Son of David?

 John 7:42 MKJV  Has the Scripture not said that Christ comes from the seed of David and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

 This genealogy was through Joseph, the husband to be of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. Yet Joseph is only a step father and not a blood relative.

A major problem!!

 Luke 3 also gives the genealogy through Joseph, the husband to be of Mary but the names are very different to that of Mathew?

 The problem is solved when we discovered some one altered the Greek text to remove the genealogy through Mary the only true blood relative.

On going back to the Aramiac text we find the truth.

Mathew 1:16

Jacob 11 begat Joseph 12 the FATHER of Mary 13, of whom was born Yeshua 14 who is called Messiah.

We now have 14 generations and a blood line.

We now have a genealogy of Mary and Joseph.

Why did someone want to remove the woman Mary??

10.            Why do we observe Pagan and Catholic feasts and not the set feasts of Yahweh?

 Exodus 23:13 KJV

    And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

 Easter was the pagan god of fertility in ancient Babylon. it is believed that she came down from the sky and when she rested upon the water, to prove that she was a god, she turned a bird from the sky into an egg laying rabbit. the celebration of easter is a pagan holiday As for eating a ham on easter sunday, that is in remembrance of tamus the son of the sun god who was killed by a wild boar while hunting. and dying easter eggs red , comes from priests impregnating young virgins and taking the infants and killing them and dipping the eggs in their blood.

 Are we not disobeying Exodus 23:13.

 Christmas
   Looking at a chapter in Jeremiah in conjunction with decorating a tree at Christmas-
 " The customs of the people are vain; for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with an axe. They deck it with silver and gold, they fasten it with nails and hammers, that it move not".  They are upright as the palm tree that speaketh not" -Jeremiah 10:3-4.

By the way have you ever tried to put a gift  OR RECEIVE A GIFT FROM under a large Christmas tree without first bowing down to the tree?                 Try it sometime!

Do you know what the balls on the tree represent. A pagan God’s testicles.
The fairy on the top. Child sacrifice.

 December 25th was observed far and wide among the ancient world. This day was "The birth-day of the unconquered Sun

 In Europe, the Saxons offered a boar in sacrifice to the sun, to propitiate the queen of heaven on Christmas day.

 The boar, in pagan mythology, was supposed to have slain the false pagan Messiah. The boar was also a major article of the feast of Saturn at Rome. The boar's head is still a standing dish in England at Christmas dinner.
The Pagan festival at the winter solstice -- in other words, Christmas -- was held in honor of the birth of the Babylonian Messiah.
The largest pagan religious cult which fostered sun worship in the Greek and Roman worlds on December 25 was the cult of Mithraism.
They called it "the Nativity of the Sun." Mithras, the sun-god, was supposed to have been born at this time, but so were Osiris, Horus, Tammuz, Hercules, Bacchus, Adonis, Jupiter -- all the pagan Messiahs! This fact alone would seem to indicate that all these pagan sun-gods and deities trace their roots back to the original sun-god of ancient Babylon -- Nimrod! This popular winter festival became such an established custom that in pagan Rome and Greece, Egypt, and throughout Europe, the period of the winter solstice was a time of great revelry and festivity.   In Rome it became known as the "Saturnalia," in honor of the god Saturn, "the hidden one." Saturn was another name for Nimrod, who late in his apostasy went into hiding from Shem, the son of Noah. The "feast of Saturn," Hislop adds, "lasted five days; loose reins were given to drunkenness and revelry, slaves had a temporary emancipation, and used all manner of freedoms with their masters.  This was precisely the way in which, according to Berosus, the drunken festival of the month Thebeth, answering to our December, in other words, the festival of Bacchus, was celebrated in Babylon“.

 Leviticus 23:1-44 RNKJV  And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying,  (2)  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of YHWH, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.  (3)  Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the Sabbath of YHWH in all your dwellings.  (4)  These are the feasts of YHWH, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.  (5)  In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is YHWH's passover.  (6)  And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto YHWH: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.  (7)  In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.  (8)  But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto YHWH seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.  (9)  And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying,  (10)  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:  (11)  And he shall wave the sheaf before YHWH, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.  (12)  And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto YHWH.  (13)  And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto YHWH for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.  (14)  And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your Elohim: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.  (15)  And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete:  (16)  Even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto YHWH.  (17)  Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto YHWH.  (18)  And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto YHWH, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto YHWH.  (19)  Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.  (20)  And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before YHWH, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to YHWH for the priest.  (21)  And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.  (22)  And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am YHWH your Elohim.  (23)  And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying,  (24)  Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.  (25)  Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto YHWH.  (26)  And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying,  (27)  Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto YHWH.  (28)  And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before YHWH your Elohim.  (29)  For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.  (30)  And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.  (31)  Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.  (32)  It shall be unto you a Sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.  (33)  And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying,  (34)  Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto YHWH.  (35)  On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.  (36)  Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto YHWH: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto YHWH: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.  (37)  These are the feasts of YHWH, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto YHWH, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:  (38)  Beside the Sabbaths of YHWH, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto YHWH.  (39)  Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto YHWH seven days: on the first day shall be a Sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a Sabbath.  (40)  And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before YHWH your Elohim seven days.  (41)  And ye shall keep it a feast unto YHWH seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.  (42)  Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:  (43)  That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am YHWH your Elohim.  (44)  And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of YHWH.

 Many pagan (non biblical/heathen) religious practices became a part of the early church’s theology. In addition, anything “Jewish” was done away with or altered because of pressure from Rome. Not conforming to these measures meant certain persecution or death. An example of this was when two early church fathers, Polycarp and Polycrates, disciples of the Apostles John and Phillip, refused to change observance from the Scriptural Passover day (Nisan 14) to the Roman instituted Easter-Sunday. They were excommunicated as heretics. By the middle of the fourth century, most churches had already transferred their celebration of the Passover to the Sunday after the Jewish feast. But certain churches in Asian Minor held to the Biblical date, Nisan 14, for which they were denounced as “Judaizing.”
The Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, decreed that all churches should observe the feast together on Sunday. Constantine, the Emperor at that time, stated, “
Let us then have nothing in common with the detestable Jewish crowd.”

 11.            Why do we use a Greek name (that has no meaning) of Jesus instead of his proper Hebrew name Yeshua or even Yahushua?

 Jesus is a Greek  name that has no meaning. It is like a nick name.
In modern Hebrew, Yeshu (ישו) and Yeshua (ישוע) are the common transcriptions for Jesus —the two different names have different emphasis. Yeshu is used in most contexts in modern Hebrew to refer to Jesus of Nazareth.
The name Yeshua is extensively used by followers of Messianic Judaism, , and Hebrew Christians and Rastafarians, as well as other Christian denominations who wish to use Jesus' Hebrew name.
His true name Yahushua or Yeshua is his real Hebrew name.
Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Yahushua the Messiah)
The Name of Yahushua means - 'Yahweh'- (Yahu) 'is salvation' (shua)
In it's basic Hebrew sense, 'Yeshua' simply means - 'salvation',
Should we not honor him by using his Hebrew name not a poor Greek interpretation.

 Philippians 2:9-11 RNKJV  Wherefore YHWH also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:  (10)  That at the name of Yahushua every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;  (11)  And that every tongue should confess that Yahushua the Messiah is Master, to the glory of YHWH the Father.

 Acts 4:12 RNKJV  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

 Philippians 2:10 RNKJV  That at the name of Yahushua every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

 12.            Why have we adopted a roman pagan symbol of the cross that they used to worship Mithras with?

 The Roman army long before Yeshua’s time used a cross on their shields.
In their worship of Mithras they sacrificed people on a cross.
 The Roman emperor Constantine in about a.d. 321 was worshiping his sun god Mithras when he saw a cross and heard a voice saying in this symbol conquer.
He introduced is this symbol. Why do so many rock singers today wear a cross?
When you look at the sun due to refraction you see a cross.

 13.            Why do we not use or even understand Yahweh’s Calendar? But a pagan one?

 Genesis 1:14 MKJV  And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to divide between the day and the night. And let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years.

Psalms 104:19 MKJV  He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun knows its going down.
 
The day is sunset to sunset.
The week days are 1,2,3,4,5,6, Sabbath and continues without change down to today.

Genesis 2:2-3 MKJV  And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made. And He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.  (3)  And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He had rested from all His work which God created to make.

 The months are worked on lunar cycles.

Psalms 81:3-4 MKJV  Blow the ram's horn in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.  (4)  For this was a Precept for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.

 Exodus 34:18 RNKJV  The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month of the Aviv: for in the month of the Raviv thou camest out from Egypt.

 The beginning of the year.

Exodus 12:1-2 MKJV  And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,  (2)  This month (kodesh) (of the Raviv barley) shall be to you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year to you.

Refer to a study by Michael Rood of ‘A Rood AWAKENING MINISTRIES INTL.’ www.MichaelRoodMinistries.com
In a series The Creator’s Calendar The Restoration of all Things.
He has spent at least 40 years establishing and restoring the corrected Jewish calendar.
 

14.            Why have we limited baptism to once only?

Heb 6:1-2 KJV  Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward Yahweh,  (2)  Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

 Of the doctrine of baptisms, This is plural.

There are at least 7 BAPTISMS

 PURIFICATION

HEALING

REPENTANCE

IDENTIFICATION (conversion )

SPIRIT

FIRE

SUFFERING

 Before John the Baptist came preaching "repent and be baptised" immersion was already an accepted practice in the life of the Hebrew people. As John the Baptist stood in the Jordan River, he wasn't doing anything radical or new. T'vilah (immersion) was part of the Biblical faith before Messiah came. Judaism today continues to use immersion. This proves that baptism is not just as a sacrament ordained by the Roman church, but an action commanded by the Scriptures. T'vilah is in essence a gateway into being kedusha (holy) or set apart. T'vilah (water baptism) is the physical act of immersing into a body of moving water, called a "mikvah" in Hebrew. The Encyclopedia Judaica says that a mikvah is "a collection of water, a pool or bath of clear water, immersion in which renders ritually clean a person who has become ritually unclean through contact with the dead (Numbers 19) or any other defiling object, or through an unclean flux from the body (Leviticus 15) and especially a menstruant. It is similarly used for vessels. (Numbers 31:22-23)

These terms, 'mikvah' and 't'vilah', are used interchangeably to connotate immersion.

Mikvah is not a once in a lifetime event,but an action to be experienced over and over again.

The power of immersion cleanses the spiritually unclean and brings about healing and restoration. The main purpose of immersion into water is not physical cleanliness, though that does play a part in Scriptural t'vilah. The most important reason we have been called to t'vilah is to reinforce the Bible's message of separation. As believers, we have been called out of darkness into the Light of Yahweh Yeshua. He called us as His own precious people. "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to Elohim, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful Light."  I Peter 2:9 

We are set apart to Yahweh as His children. He has called us to set ourselves apart in this world, through our actions. As we choose to obey His Torah and thus replicate His will, we set ourselves apart unto Him. "Therefore come out from them and be separate, says Yahweh. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says Yahweh the Almighty." II Corinthians 6:17-18

Immersion is a "procedure" that sets us apart as holy to Yahweh. We will undergo the physical act of being baptised as we make Scriptural decisions that validate our desire to live as holy people. 

Throughout the Torah, mikvah is established as a vital and necessary part of Temple worship. Thus, ritual baths were built at the Temple site to be used by those seeking to immerse themselves for ritual/spiritual cleanliness. People who became unclean were not allowed to approach Yahweh (enter the Temple) without first immersing themselves. Those who were clean were allowed access to the temple site while many who were unclean were put outside the camp. Immersion and sometimes a wait, was part of the remedy for becoming unclean. "You must keep the Israelites separate from things that make them unclean, so they will not die in their uncleanness for defiling my dwelling place, which is among them."  Leviticus 15: 31

Again, the main purpose of t'vilah is that of separation. Separation is the calling of all believers. It is one reason why we were called out of darkness to walk in the light of Yahweh. Separation is central to the gospel of the Messiah. The Creator desires His people to be set apart, or kadosh - be holy. As we separate ourselves from this world we actually separate ourselves unto Yahweh. We have been called to draw lines of separation between the common and the pure, the clean and the unclean, the profane and the holy. "That ye may put difference between holy and unholy and between unclean and clean."  Leviticus 10:10

All believers have been called to the priestly worship of Yahweh through a covenant with Him. We are to walk in cleanliness, to be free of defilement and to demonstrate daily Yahweh's standards. We become unclean when we cross the lines that Yahweh has set for living.

There are three ways of becoming unclean: temporarily, through punishment and through natural bodily functions. Believers today must still deal with the issue of being spiritually and ritually clean. One may become impure for many different reasons: eating unclean foods, turning to a medium or spiritualist, and even sinning defiantly. Yeshua did not abolish uncleanness from the world. "Think not that I am come to destroy the Torah (law), or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfill."  Matthew 5

During biblical times the person would first wash himself and make sure he was physically clean. Then he would walk into the water by himself and squat down into the fetal position. This was usually done three times and was witnessed by someone who stood nearby to make sure the immersing person was completely covered by the water. This "witness" would declare the immersion complete "in the Name" or "as a follower" of Yeshua.

Note no one touched the one having a mikvah.

This is how they baptised three thousand souls  in one day.

Acts 2:38-41
(38)  Then Peter said to them, Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Yeshua Christ to remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
(39)  For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all those afar off, as many as the Lord our Yahweh shall call.
(40)  And with many other words he earnestly testified and exhorted, saying, Be saved from this perverse generation.
(41)  Then those who gladly received his word were baptised. And the same day there were added about three thousand souls.

 PURIFICATION

REMOVAL OF:-
SIN
IMPURITY
The PAST
SEPARATION

Mikvah is a life and death experience, a cleansing from this unclean world and unclean ways. It is a time when new life is given and actions reflect inward change. "And now, why are you waiting? Arise and be baptised and wash away your sins, calling on the Name of Yeshua."  Acts 22:16

"Ye are washed, ye are sanctified, ye are justified in the Name of Yahweh Yeshua and by the Spirit of our Elohim."  I Corinthians 6:11

We are set apart to Yahweh as His children. He has called us to set ourselves apart in this world, through our actions. As we choose to obey His Torah and thus replicate His will, we set ourselves apart unto Him.

 "Therefore come out from them and be separate, says Yahweh. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says Yahweh the Almighty." II Corinthians 6:17-18

 HEALING
Mikvah is not a once in a lifetime event, but an action to be experienced over and over again. The power of immersion cleanses the spiritually unclean and brings about healing and restoration. However, t'vilah in a mikvah (immersion in a collection of moving waters) was, and still is, a central part in dealing with uncleanness. For example, the leper would go through washing rituals (Leviticus 14) not for physical cleansing but spiritual cleansing. Like Naaman who immersed seven times and was healed, mikvah completed the healing process for leprosy. The priests also went through immersions in preparation for temple service. (Leviticus 16)

2 Kings 5:9-10  So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.  (10)  And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

2 Kings 5:14  Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of Elohim: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

REPENTANCE
John the Baptist urged his listeners to stop their Torah breaking and return to Yahweh through repentance, coupled with immersion.
Even Yesuah was baptised by John Himself.

Matthew 3:13-15 MKJV  Then Jesus came from Galilee to Jordan, to John, to be baptised by him.  (14)  But John restrained Him, saying, I have need to be baptised by You, and do You come to me?  (15)  And answering Jesus said to him, Allow it now, for it is becoming to us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he allowed Him.

Hebrews 10:22-31 MKJV  let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies having been washed with pure water.  (23)  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering (for He is faithful who promised),  (24)  and let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works,  (25)  not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. 

"And now, why are you waiting? Arise and be baptised and wash away your sins, calling on the Name of Yeshua."  Acts 22:16 

 Removal of Satan’s contract on us to make us FAIL in the future.

Acts 2:38
Then Peter said to them, Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Yeshua Christ to remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 We have experienced that repentance combined with baptism actually sets people free from habitual sin. It actually Removes Satan’s contract on them to make them FAIL in the future.

 It gives us a new life and a fresh start.

 IDENTIFICATION
 (conversion )
The apostles and the early believers continued the Jewish practice of mikvah (baptism) as a symbol of conversion.

Acts 19:5 MRC  And hearing, they were immersed in the name of the Lord Yeshua.

 Notice what name the new believers were baptised into. Every single baptism from Acts to Revelation, is done in the Name of Yeshua. Baptism testifies that "Ye are washed, ye are sanctified, ye are justified in the Name of Yahweh Yeshua and by the Spirit of our Elohim."  I Corinthians 6:11

 Matthew 28:19-20 KJV  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  (20)  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 This passage is incorrect in most bibles.

“ in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” was added later.

Mathews bible was originally in the Hebrew not Greek.
Baptise in one name Yeshua..

Acts 10:48 MRC  And he ordered them to be immersed in the name of Yeshua the Messiah. Then they asked him to stay on some days.

 The Holy Spirit
Acts 1:4-5 MKJV  And having met with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to await the promise of the Father which you heard from Me.  (5)  For John truly baptised with water, but you shall be baptised in the Holy Spirit not many days from now.

 FIRE

Matthew 3:11-17 MKJV  I indeed baptise you with water to repentance. But He who comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He shall baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire;  (12)  whose fan is in His hand, and He will cleanse His floor and gather His wheat into the storehouse; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. 

 The fire burns up all the rubbish in our lives.

 SUFFERING

Galatians 5:22 MRC  But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, patient long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

 Galatians 5:22 MRC  But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, patient long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

 1 Peter 2:19 MRC  For this finds grace, if because of conscience toward Yahweh a man endures under sorrows when suffering unjustly.

2 Timothy 1:8 MRC  Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me, His prisoner; but share in suffering for the good news according to the power of Yahweh,

 1 Timothy 1:16 MRC  But because of this I received mercy, in order that in me first Yeshua the Messiah might demonstrate His whole long-suffering, as a standard for those being about to believe in Him for eternal life.

 
15.            Why have we adopted and modified the Roman Catholic pagan ceremony of communion?

Breaking of Bread the Jewish Understanding By: Luana Fabri

http://messianicfellowship.50webs.com/bread.html

 

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha'olam, hamotzi lechem, min ha aretz." "Blessed are You, O LORD our God, King of the Universe, Who has brought forth bread from the earth."

At the beginning of the family meal, this blessing is said as the bread is broken. The blessing is referred to as "the breaking of bread".

Sharing meals is a very important part of Jewish family and community life. So important, that special blessings are said at the start and end of the meal. The term "breaking bread" is mentioned several times in the New Testament writings. It is important that we take a look at what it means in Jewish life, to "break bread".

The "breaking of bread" is something which is done only in the context of a meal. In fact, the Talmud (Jewish Oral Law), uses the term only in reference to the blessing at the start of the meal. The one who says the blessing over the bread is referred to as the one who "breaks bread". At every meal, it was, and is the custom to have bread and wine. The blessings over the bread and wine are said at the beginning of the meal. The one who recited the blessing, did so while literally breaking the bread. Following are some examples of this from the Talmud (the quotations are exact) :

Our Rabbis taught: A man should not break bread for visitors unless he eats with them, but he may break bread for his children and the members of his household so as to train them in the performance of religious duties. I.e., recite the blessing. Talmud - Mas. Rosh HaShana 29b

R. Abba said: On the Sabbath it is one's duty to break bread over two loaves... I.e., to recite the blessing. Talmud - Mas. Chullin 7b

It is related of R. Phinehas b. Jair that never in his life did he say grace over a piece of bread which was not his own; Lit.,'to break (bread)'. Talmud - Mas. Berachoth 39b

R. Abba said: On Sabbath one should break bread from two loaves. Lit. say blessing. Talmud - Mas. Berachoth 46a

So, in these few examples, we can see that the Jewish terminology "breaking bread", simply refers to the "blessing" at the start of the meal, or to the meal itself.

In the days of Yeshua, a 'communal meal' was a common practice, particularly among the Jewish Sect of the Essenes. The Essenes, a community living mostly in the Judean hills, were known for their absolute community of goods. Those who came into the Community, had to give all they had: there was one purse for all, and all members had expenses, clothing, and food in common. In the second chapter of the book of 'Acts', many of the believers in Messiah began to follow the Essene lifestyle, selling their belongings, having all things in common and breaking bread (sharing communal meals) from house to house: "And all believers were together and had all things in common; and those who had possessions sold them and divided to each man according to his need. And they went to the Temple every day with one accord; and at home they broke bread and received food with joy and a pure heart." 1

With the advent of Christianity in the fourth century CE, a "Communion" ritual was introduced as part of Christian worship. This ritual involved the reconstructing of the 'sacrifice of Christ', where the worshipers partook of bread and wine, which represented the body and blood of their god.

Now, within Judaism, there is no such concept as 'communion', nor has there ever been. There is no Biblical equivalent to 'Eucharist', or 'Communion ritual'. Actual, the 'communion' practice caused many severe problems for the Jews, particularly in medieval times with the strange charges of 'host desecration'. Jews were accused and executed, for allegedly profaning the communion wafer. It was imagined in Christian circles that the Jews, not content with crucifying Christ once, continued to renew the agonies of his suffering by stabbing, tormenting or burning the host. It was said that such was the intensity of their hatred, that when the host shed blood, emitted voices or took to flight, the Jews were not deterred.

The charge of host desecration was leveled against Jews over all the Christian world, frequently bringing large scale massacre.

So, if the concept of 'communion' has no Jewish root, where did the Church's ritual originate?

In the second century CE, the Roman Church officially rejected all Jewish custom and Law, stating that Christianity had nothing in common with the Jews. In order to accommodate pagans into the new Roman Empire religion, the practices and rituals of the Mystery Religions were modified to suit Christianity. Let us take a look at the origins of the "Communion Ritual" in the Mystery Religions of Babylon and Greece:

The Ritual of Communion was a ritual called 'Omophagia'. In the Greek mysteries, Dionysus (or Bacchus - his Babylonian counterpart), was one of the main deities. His birth was celebrated on December 25. He was the god of wine. His followers, called "Bacchants" , celebrated the communion ritual of Dionysus by crushing the fruit of the vine and drinking the scarlet lifeblood pressed from its flesh. They also dismembering the animal which represented Dionysus (the bull), and worshipers would tear the bull to pieces with their hands and teeth. By practicing "Omophagia" (the dismemberment of the sacrificial victim and eating the flesh and drinking the blood), it was believed the worshiper absorbed the nature, or life of the god into his own. Thus, having consumed the flesh of the bull and the wine representing Dionysus, the worshipers took on his power and character. This was a communion in the god's own body and blood - to become like the god, they had to consume the god.

The second century Church took this concept and adapted it to 'Jesus'. For this reason, the miracle of communion was that the symbols of 'Jesus', the bread and wine, were believed to literally become his flesh and blood. This is called "transubstantiation", and is a belief of Catholics to this day.

Although the Protestant Church rejected 'transubstantiation', they kept the communion ritual, declaring that in the bread and wine, the believer partakes spiritually in the flesh and blood of the god. There are three main doctrines of the Communion rite within Christianity:

1. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that the wafer and wine of the Sacrament become the actual flesh and blood of Christ (Transubstantiation).

2. The Lutheran Church teaches that the flesh and blood of Christ are consumed in and with the bread and wine. This doctrine is called Consubstantiation.

3. The Calvinists say that the bread and wine give those who partake of them a spiritual participation of the flesh and blood of Christ.

It has been a common practice of non-Catholic denominations to simply 'spiritualize' Catholic doctrines. However, the belief still remains, that by either literally or spiritually partaking in the body and blood of the 'god', the believer receives the very life of the god.

In the Jewish faith, there is no ritual where a worshiper literally eats a symbol of God in order to 'receive Him'. We are transformed only by the Ruach (Spirit of God) in the observance of the Commandments.

If this is the case, then what did Yeshua mean when he used the symbolism of bread and wine and flesh and blood in reference to himself? Let's begin by taking a look at Yeshua's words while partaking of his 'last' meal with his disciples, before he died:

"And he took bread and gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them and said, 'This is my body, which is given for your sake; this do in remembrance of me" Luke 22:19.

Most of us know, that at this time Yeshua was having a Passover Seder with his disciples. What piece of bread did he take, describing it as "my body"? He took the Afikomen; not just any piece of matzah, but the piece which was broken and hidden at the start of the Seder, and compared this to his body. This was UNLEAVENED bread, signifying the sinlessness of Messiah. It is only at the Passover Seder, held on the Eve of Nissan 14, that the Afikomen is eaten. The Torah clearly states that we are to remember our redemption by eating unleavened bread at the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread. This is the only time at which we are commanded by God to do this. Yeshua is the unleavened bread. For this reason he said, "Do this (keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread/Passover) in remembrance of me."

Most often, at a 'Communion service', leavened bread is used. Leaven represents sin; Messiah is 'the sinless one'. It is the anti-messiah who is called the 'man of sin'.

When the term "breaking bread" is used in the New Testament writings, it is either in context of the Passover Seder, or the weekly community meal. We already addressed the "communal meal" in Acts 2, now let us take a look at the following passages:

In 1 Corinthians 10:14-22, there are two issues which Paul addresses:

1. The sanctity of the Passover as being a meal for 'the redeemed' (the Body).

2. The prohibition of partaking in 'pagan meals'.

It seems that the Corinthians were attending the Passover Seder and then attending the pagan festivals as well. Paul says it is an offense to God to mix the two. Verse 21: "You cannot drink the cup of our Lord and the cup of devils; you cannot be partakers of the table of our Lord and of the table of devils." This is a common problem among Gentile believers, and Jewish 'Messianics', even to this day. Many like to attend the Biblical Festivals, but also continue in the pagan ones as well. Paul stresses the importance of the "community" of God as being a "set apart" body: v17, "For just as the loaf of bread is one, so we are all one body; for we are all partakers of that one bread." There can be no mixture.

The whole of I Corinthians 5 is about the Passover Seder. Paul says that those deliberately engaged in sin are not to partake of the Passover. The Passover is the only Festival of HaShem where only the observant can attend. The Corinthians were allowing just anyone to attend and the 'leaven' (sin) among them was not being removed. Paul stresses that those who continued in their sin were not to participate in the Seder. The Seder is to be celebrated without 'leaven' (sin) v7,8. It is Torah law that the 'body' is to be judged correctly. Paul says that we are not to keep non-believers out at all times, but only in the context of the Seder: verse 10, "I do not mean that you should separate completely from all the immoral people of the world..... verse 11 "but with such a person, you must not break bread."

Again in 1 Corinthians 11:26-31, Paul reinforces the Torah command that "no uncircumcised person may eat of the Passover". It seems that this command was not being taken seriously and non observant people were partaking. For this reason, as the Torah also warns, they were dying or becoming sick. This is what the Torah calls the punishment of 'Kareth' - when God executes punishment on a person who violates the Commandment in a hidden manner.

Paul's letters are for the purpose of dealing with issues arising among the Gentile members of the Nazarene Jewish Community. The Gentiles had no understanding of the Torah and its requirements. Due to Corinthian 'lawlessness', many problems were being imported into the Jewish Community. Paul is instructing the Gentiles on how things should be done and how serious these matters are. Contrary to what the Corinthians were used to, the Passover Seder was not a 'love feast' where anyone could come along for a good time and a good feed.

The above passages bear no relevance to a "Communion service" The term "breaking of bread" is purely a reference to either the Passover Seder, or just having a meal. Any other ritual, is simply not "breaking bread" in the Jewish context.

Having said this, what was Yeshua referring to when he said, "Unless you eat my body and drink my blood you have not life within you?"

Yeshua's very words are found in Jewish Kabbalistic writings. Keeping in mind that Yeshua is the LIVING TORAH who came down from heaven, let us read the following excerpt in that context:

"... The Torah is clothed in the soul and intellect of a person, and is absorbed in them, and is called 'bread' and 'food' of the soul. For just as physical bread nourishes the body as it is absorbed internally, in his very inner self, where it is transformed into blood and flesh of his flesh, whereby he lives and exists - so too, it is with the knowledge of the Torah and its comprehension by the souls of the person who studies it well, with a concentration of his intellect, until the Torah is absorbed by his intellect and is united with it and they become one. This becomes nourishment for the soul, and its inner life from the Giver of Life, the blessed En Sof (the Eternal God). This is the meaning of the verse, 'Yea, Thy Torah is within my inward parts." 2

In John 6: 47-57 Yeshua said the following, referring to himself as Torah: (parenthesis mine)

"I am the living bread (Torah) that came down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread (Torah), he will live forever. This bread is my flesh (Yeshua is Torah in the flesh), which I will give for the life of the world.... v53: Yeshua said to them, 'I tell you the truth, unless you can eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood (Yeshua is fully consumed Torah), you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh (Torah) is real food and my blood (Torah) is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me (Torah) will live because of me."

Yeshua is the fullness of wisdom, knowledge and understanding. He is the full COMPREHENSION (fulfillment) of Torah. If we fully absorb Torah, so that it becomes to us as flesh and blood, we will have eternal life. As the Sages say, "The scrolls of the Torah may be destroyed, but its spirit is immortal and indestructible. 3 The Ruach will quicken the spirit of the Torah within the righteous dead, and they will be resurrected.

Rabbi Abraham Heschel says in 'God In Search of Man': "The goal is for man to be an incarnation of the Torah; for the Torah to be in man, in his soul and in his deeds."

We can see how important it is to understand the words of Yeshua and the writers of the New Testament from a totally Jewish perspective. If we do not do so, we will in fact give the wrong interpretation or abolish their words. On the other hand, by interpreting the New Testament writings in the context of Jewish thought, terminology and practice, we will interpret correctly, or fulfill the words of Messiah and his disciples.

1.      Acts 2:46
2. TANYA (Likutei Amarim) Ch.5 & 6
3. Talmud - Mas. Avodah Zarah 18a; footnote on 14

 

16.            Why have we accepted the lie that Jesus’ ministry was 3.5 years when it was 70 weeks?

 A study by Michael Rood of A Rood AWAKENING MINISTRIES INTL. www.MichaelRoodMinistries.com

In a series The Jonah Code proves that Jesus ministry was 70 weeks the 3.5 years cannot be established at all.

 Daniel 9:24 RNKJV  Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

 In fact it is pointed out that John 6:4 has been added to try and extend the ministry of Yeshua by 6 months and 18 days.

 John 6:4-5 MKJV  And the Passover was near, a feast of the Jews.  (5)  Then Jesus lifted up  His eyes and saw a great crowd come to Him. He said to Philip, Where shall we buy loaves so that these may eat?

 At Passover time there was no unleavened bread allowed and every one over 13 years of age had to go up to Jerusalem to attend. Yet Yeshua who obeyed the Torah would not use unleavened bread and where is it recorded that He  or the people went up to Jerusalem during this time? It is not there.

 The roman Catholic Church was trying through 3.5 years to establish their authority that their Roman Pope was now the vicar of Christ on earth with all his authority to change God’s laws.

17.            Why is there anti-Semitism in the Church when we are supposed to be grafted in and Jesus is still a Jew?

Romans 11:17-28 MKJV  And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and became a sharer of the root and the fatness of the olive tree with them,  (18)  do not boast against the branches. But if you boast, it is not you that bears the root, but the root bears you.  (19)  You will say then, The branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.  (20)  Well, because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be high-minded, but fear.  (21)  For if God did not spare the natural branches, fear lest He also may not spare you either!  (22)  Behold then the kindness, and the severity of God; on those having fallen, severity; but on you, kindness, if you continue in the kindness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.  (23)  And those also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in. For God is able to graft them in again.  (24)  For if you were cut out of the natural wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree; how much more these being according to nature will be grafted into their own olive-tree?  (25)  For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, lest you should be wise within yourselves; that blindness in part has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the nations has comes in.  (26)  And so all Israel shall be saved; as it is written, "There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.  (27)  For this is My covenant with them, when I have taken away their sins."  (28)  Indeed as regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes. But as regards the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.

 John 4:22 MKJV  You worship what you do not know, we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.

Yahweh is calling us back to our Jewish roots. We are born gentiles and are not born Jews we will not become Jews but will become part of Israel.

Matthew 17:11 MKJV  And answering Jesus said to them, Elijah truly shall come first and restore all things.

 Acts 3:21 MKJV  whom Heaven truly needs to receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets since the world began.

 The restoration of all things is on its way!

 Some References used in our studies:-

Rabbi Kurt Scheinder of ‘Discovering the Jewish Jesus’

 http://www.logosapostolic.org/bible_study/RP208-1NewCovenantSabbath.htm

 What Does the Bible Teach About Clean and Unclean Meats? www.gnmagazine.org/meats

  Michael Rood of‘A Rood AWAKENING MINISTRIES INTL.’ www.MichaelRoodMinistries.com

  Breaking of Bread the Jewish Understanding By: Luana Fabri

http://messianicfellowship.50webs.com/bread.html


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