While this day is still in our future, the announcement of the Covenant’s ultimate renewal began with these words: “Behold (hineh – look, listen, and pay close attention to what follows), days (yowmym – times) are coming (bow’ – will arrive and will return), prophetically declares (na’um – foretells, predicts, and reveals) Yahowah ( - – Yahowah), when (wa) I will cut (karat – I will create, completely establishing and totally stipulating, I will actually make by way of separation (qal stem affirms reality and perfect conjugation speaks of an act which is total, complete, and indivisible)) relationally with (‘eth – as an eternal symbol on behalf of) the household and family (beyth – the home) of Yisra’el (yisra’el – those who strive and contend with, engage, persist, and endure with, are set free and are empowered by God) and relationally with (wa ‘eth – as an eternal symbol on behalf of) the household and family (beyth – the home) of Yahuwdah (Yahuwdah – Yah is Abundantly Sufficient, Of Yah, From Yah, and Those Who Are Related to Yah) a renewing and restoring (chadash – a repairing and reaffirming) Family-Oriented Covenant Relationship (beryth – nurturing and engaged relational agreement established on the foundation of beyth – family and home, a mutually binding partnership promise, solemn oath, and active alliance, and a participatory pledge based upon a marriage vow which fosters and encourages).” (Yirmayahuw / Yahowah Uplifts / Jeremiah 31:31)
Christians, desperate to justify their “New Testament,” ignore the fact that this renewal and restoration of the “beryth – Covenant” isn’t with Gentiles or their church, but instead is with Yahuwdah and Yisra’el. This promise, therefore, cannot apply to Christians or Christianity. And because this promised reconciliation of the relationship has not yet occurred, the Covenant has not yet been renewed. In light of these facts, the religious understanding is delusional.
The only question worth debating in this passage is whether chadash should be translated “new” or “renewed,” as both are etymologically acceptable. Is God going to renew and restore, reaffirm and repair the Covenant presented in the Towrah with Yisra’el and Yahuwdah, or is He going to scrap the Towrah’s definition of this relationship and create an entirely new agreement?
To put this question to rest, you should know that the primary meaning of chadash is “to renew, to restore, to repair, and to reaffirm.” Of the ten times this verb is scribed in the Towrah, Prophets, and Psalms, it is translated: “to restore and reaffirm” in 1 Shamow’el / Samuel 11:14, “to renew and repair” in 2 Dabarym Yowmym / Chronicles 15:8, “to repair” again in 2 Chronicles 24:4, “to repair and mend” in 2 Chronicles 24:12, “to renew” in Yowb / Job 10:7, “renew” again in Mizmowr / Psalms 51:12, “renewed” in Psalms 103:5, again as “renewed” in Psalms 104:30, “to repair” in Yasha’yahuw / Isaiah 61:4, and “renew and restore” in Echah / Lamentations 5:21.
Yahowah is therefore saying that His Covenant “is renewing,” that it “is restoring,” and that it “will be affirmed,” as it “will repair” the relationship He has had with Yahuwdah and Yisra’el.
So while this is all clear, profound, and far reaching, confirming everything we have read, there is an interesting dichotomy associated with “karat – cut.” While it always means “establish” when associated with the “beryth – covenant,” in the sense of a businessman “cutting a deal,” and while it addresses “cutting off the foreskin” as in circumcision, the sign of the Covenant, the word has a dark side. Speaking of the consequence of being on the wrong side of the Covenant divide, where a soul is either called out and set apart from the world of human corruptions and unto God, or one remains in the cesspool of human delusions.
From this perspective, karat speaks of a “stipulation which leads to separation.” And as such, karat’s principle meaning is: “to cut off and to sever an object from its source.” The third through seventh definitions are similar: “to be cut off and excluded from an association, to cut out idols, to be cut down and stopped, to cease or sever, to kill by cutting or severing a body, to eliminate and destroy, or to root out or uproot by removing a plant from the ground.” These things are the antithesis of marriage, of a productive union, of a beneficial association and of a loving relationship. So for those on the wrong side of the Covenant divide, karat is an uprooting, not a planting, an exclusion rather than a joining, a ceasing rather than a renewing, a severing rather than a repairing, a destroying rather than a making.
There is considerable irony in karat. Yisra’el, as a result of baring bad fruit, was pruned back so that Gentiles could be grafted into a healthy vine.
Beryth, meaning “relationship, friendly agreement, covenant, and marriage” is based upon beyth, meaning “home, household, and family.” They differ only in the addition of an “r” to the former. Beryth is “בְּרִית” while beyth is “בַּיִת”. To Yahowah these are related subjects. Our beryth-relationship with God causes us to be part of His beyth-family, the place where children live and grow.
Yahowah’s next statement reveals that there will be some aspect of the Covenant’s renewal which will differ from the conditions which currently exist. So if we were to conclude our reading at the end of the 32nd verse, we would be left wondering if this were even possible? Could God do such a thing without seriously contradicting His earlier testimony in which He affirmed the unchanging and enduring nature of His Towrah and Covenant?
“It will not be exactly the same as (lo’ ka – it will not be identical to) the (ha) Covenant (beryth – familial relationship, marriage vow, binding agreement, and pledge) which relationally (‘asher) I cut (karat – created through separation) with (‘et) their fathers (‘abowtam) in the day, when (ba yowm) firmly grasping Me (hazaq – I repaired, renewed, and restored them, I established, sustained and supported them, I caused them to prevail and grow, as they were strengthened and encouraged by My power and authority) in their hand (ba yad – by them taking initiative, engaging, and reaching out), I led them out (yasa’ – I descended, extended Myself, and I served them by guiding them away) from (min) the realm (‘erets) of the crucible of Egypt (mitsraym – a metaphor for human religious, political, economic, and military oppression and divine judgment), which relationally (‘asher) they broke, disassociating themselves (parar – they violated and nullified, they frustrated, tore apart, and shattered, and they split away) from (‘eth) My Family-Oriented Covenant Relationship (beryth – My nurturing and engaged relational agreement established on the foundation of beyth – family and home, My mutually binding partnership promise, My solemn oath and active alliance, and My participatory pledge based upon a marriage vow which fosters and encourages), though (wa) I (‘anky) was married to them (ba ba’al hem – I was their husband), prophetically declares (na’um) Yahowah ( - - יהוה – Yahowah).” (Yirmayahuw / Yah Lifts Up / Jeremiah 31:32)
Indirectly, God has already revealed the aspect of the Covenant which will change. This says that the Children of Yisra’el accepted Yahowah’s hand when He led them away from heinous religious, political, economic, and military oppression they experienced in the Crucible of Egypt, but subsequently, they let go, disassociating themselves from Him and in the process they broke the Covenant relationship. Today as then, with the Covenant as it was conceived and currently exists in the Towrah, we are afforded the opportunity to form a relationship with God and enter His presence – or to ignore or reject it and Him. But since other prophetic pronouncements reveal that a day will come when everyone remaining on the planet will have made their decision, that will not only render the Covenant’s offer obsolete, but also it would enable Yah to do things He cannot do now without invalidating freewill.
With this in mind, let’s see if God agrees with our assessment. His next instruction reveals...
“Indeed (ky – surely and truly) with this (ha zo’th – in conjunction with these conditions and provisions the) Familial Covenant Relationship (beryth – reciprocal partnership, active alliance, and engaged agreement, mutually binding and nurturing promise, solemn oath and participatory pledge, based upon a marriage vow) which relationally (‘asher) I will cut (karat – I will create and establish through separation) with (‘eth – and alongside) the House (beyth – household and family) of Yisra’el (yisra’el – those who strive and contend with, who engage, persist, and endure with, who are set free and are empowered by God) after (‘ahar – following) those days (ha yowm hem – that time), prophetically declares (na’um – predicts and promises) Yahowah ( - ), I will actually give My Towrah, completely providing and producing My Teaching and Instruction (natan ‘eth Towrah – I will reliably bestow and totally devote My Direction and My Guidance as a gift, putting it (here the qal stem affirms that this will actually occur and the perfect conjugation tells us that the gift of the Towrah will be whole and complete, indivisible and uninterruptible throughout time)) within their inner nature (ba qereb – internally, inside their person, within their core and midst, becoming part of their psychological makeup, thoughts, and emotions).
And (wa) upon (‘al – as the Almighty concerning) their heart (leb – speaking of their source of life, and the seat of love, volition, feelings, attitude, and character), I will actually write it (katab – I will genuinely engrave and inscribe it (written in the qal relational stem, telling us that we can rely upon this occurring, and in the imperfect conjugation, affirming that it will produce ongoing results throughout time, with the first person singular prefix, saying that God, Himself, will be doing the writing, and with the third person feminine singular suffix, telling us that it is the Towrah, which is a feminine noun, which will be inscribed)).
And (wa) I shall be (hayah – I will always, reliably, and without interruption or exception be (qal stem perfect conjugation)) God (‘elohym) to and for them (la la), and (wa) they (hem), themselves, shall be (hayah – they will always and reliably exist, eternally receiving the complete benefits of (qal relational stem affirming the genuineness of this promise, and imperfect conjugation which tells us that there will be ongoing and unfolding assistance and advantages associated with being considered)) to and for Me as (la la) family (‘am).” (Yirmayahuw / Jeremiah 31:33)
Our suspicions have been confirmed. Let me explain. The Covenant Relationship and Yahowah’s Torah Teachings are inseparable. Without the Torah, the Covenant is completely unknown, as are its terms and conditions, rendering it impossible for anyone to participate in this relationship. But, while the Towrah and Covenant are inseparable, it currently remains possible for us to separate ourselves from the Torah and from its Covenant. In fact, God structured it this way by design.
God created with freewill, an uncompelled opportunity to move in the direction of our choosing.” Therefore, we can walk to God or away from Him. We can choose to observe or ignore His Torah. We can thus accept or reject His Covenant. The option to revere or fear our Heavenly Father, to love or despise Yahowah, is ours.
Since thoughtless volition is nothing more than an exercise in random chance, we were also given a “nesamah – conscience.” It enables us to rationally, logically, thoughtfully, morally, and judgmentally evaluate the evidence God has provided in His Torah, thereby facilitating wise decisions.
And while this has been the state of affairs for nearly six millennia, it is about to change. A time is coming when those who survive the approaching Tribulation will all have chosen to be with Yahowah. They will have accepted the terms of His Covenant as they are presented in His Towrah. When this occurs, no one will be relying on the Towrah to find God, because everyone will already know Him. There will be no reason to rely upon the Covenant to find the way to God, because everyone will already be with Him. So the existing Towrah and its current Covenant will have achieved their purpose.
As a result, the only thing which differentiates the existing Covenant relationship from its reaffirmation is the inability to separate oneself from the Towrah. God will therefore give us what we have chosen to embrace.
Up to this point, our mortal existence has afforded us the opportunity to choose God based upon His terms and conditions or reject Him and them. Our immortal existence is predicated upon having made the choice to accept the Covenant in accordance with it Towrah instructions. So once the last person makes their final choice—Yowm Kippurym during Armageddon—there will no longer be a valid reason to enable anyone to reject either the Towrah or its Covenant. In fact, at that point having Yah’s guidance placed inside of us will be a tremendous advantage.
Now God could have avoided religious competition long ago, and mankind’s woes would have been nonexistent. But this could not have occurred without a consequence so severe, it would have negated our very existence. And that is because freewill is sacrosanct as it underlies loving relationships. And that is why today, everyone has the ability to choose to know, to love, and to trust God, or to ignore God, to reject Him, even replace Him with a divinity of man’s making. If the Torah had been mandated, had it been unrivaled, had it been incorporated into our personalities, there would have been no possible way for any religious alternative to have emerged. And without options, there would have been no real choice. Without choice, loving relationships cannot exist and families are meaningless. Therefore, while the Family-Oriented Covenant Relationship and Yahowah’s Towrah Teachings have been inseparable, it remains possible for us to separate ourselves from them – at least until Year 6000 Yah (Sunset on Yowm Kippurym which is October 2nd 2033).
And yet this option, which is the choice to reject Yahowah’s instructions and to disassociate from Him, has to end for eternal life with God to begin. So once all who will choose to know and respect Yahowah have chosen to do so, once all who remain alive on this planet have decided to be part of Yahowah’s family, there is no need for the bane or pain of religion. But once we have all become eternal and are empowered and enriched by our Heavenly Father, then more than ever, we will still need His Guidance. The universe becomes ours, as does all of God’s power and authority. So, it will be especially important that we understand how to exercise these gifts and wield our power. By giving us His Torah, by placing all of it within us, by writing it upon our hearts, we will be equipped with the knowledge we will require to exercise our newfound freedom appropriately. And that is wonderful news. It explains how we will retain freewill throughout eternity, and yet keep from doing something foolish.
Therefore, this explains what will occur upon Yahowah’s return during “Yowm Kippurym – the Day of Reconciliations” at the end of the Tribulation. It illustrates how God will fulfill His Torah promise to reconcile His relationship with Yisra’el and with Yahuwdym. And it tells us when the Covenant will be renewed, because that is the only day in all of human history where this transformation, this restoration, can occur without conflicting with God’s previous testimony.
This passage also affirms the role of the Torah in our reconciliation, because it associates the Towrah Teaching and Covenant Relationship with us being included in God’s family. And reading between the lines, it reveals how Yahowah’s Towrah Instructions will continue to guide us during the Millennial Sabbath and into eternity. It even explains that the purpose of the Covenant is to establish God’s family, so that we can live with our Heavenly Father as His children.
How is it then that with all of these affirmations, Christians routinely mistranslate this passage, truncate it and remove it from its context to justify Paul’s proclamation of a “new covenant,” one based upon faith, one unrelated to the Towrah or its God. I dare say, the Christian misinterpretation of this passage ranks among the most debilitating crimes ever perpetrated in the name of religion.
In His next statement, Yahowah revealed the obvious benefit of embedding His Towrah inside of us: “And (wa) they will not teach or learn (lo’ lamad – they will not be trained in nor indoctrinate, instruct or respond to) man’s (‘iysh – mankind’s and individual people’s) errant pronouncements, thoughts, thinking, or reasoning (ra’ – evil ways and improper principles, bad judgment, false pretenses, and regrettable communications) any longer (‘owd – ever again), or mankind’s (‘iysh) despondency and grief (‘ah – his tale of woe) claiming (‘amar – saying, boasting, and declaring) to actually know (da’at – to be acquainted with and be aware of the evidence regarding) Yahowah ( - ).
Because then, indeed (ky – rather surely and truthfully at that time), they all (kol) will actually know and recognize Me (yada’ ‘owty – they will be familiar with, be aware of, respect, revere, and acknowledge Me, and they will be known to Me), from (min) the smallest, youngest, and least significant (qatan) up to (‘ad) the biggest, oldest, and most influential (gadowl), prophetically declares (na’um – predicts and promises) Yahowah ( - ).
For indeed, then (ky), I will have forgiven (salah – will have pardoned and removed) their sin (‘awon – their guilt, liability, and consequence of perversity) and accordingly (wa la) their offenses against the standard (hata’th – their sinfulness and wrongdoing, their propensity and history of missing the way) will not (lo’) be remembered (zakar – recalled or mentioned) any longer (‘owd – now or ever again).” (Yirmayahuw / Jeremiah 31:34)
To hide the fact that God specifically said that the result of writing His Torah on our hearts would be that mankind’s errant and evil pronouncements would no longer be taught or considered, rea’ and ‘ach were both erroneously rendered. The Masoretes would have you believe that ra’ is rea’, and that it means “neighbor,” and that ‘ah should be rendered “brother.”
In actuality, God is not saying that “they will not teach man’s ‘brother’ any longer, or man’s ‘neighbor,’” because by saying such a thing, He would be eliminating the joy of eternity, which is growing by learning. But once we strip away the rabbinical copyedits, we discover that ra’, pointed רַע, means “evil, wicked, immoral, harmful, wrong, troubling, and undesirable,” and pointed רֵעַ, conveys: “shouting, roaring, and loud pontifications and pronouncements.” Therefore, immoral preaching is what will no longer be tolerated once the Covenant is renewed.
Similarly, rabbis and religious scholars would have you believe that ‘ah should be translated “brother,” when its primary definition is actually “pain, despondency, and grief.” ‘Ah speaks of a “brazier, a pan which holds burning coals,” and of “a howling animal,” specifically a “jackal or hyena.” Therefore, once the Covenant is renewed, and once we become one with the Towrah, the “pain and grief” which man has wrought upon his fellow man through religious teaching will be things of the past.
But religion will not go down without a fight—even if it means that the religious must copyedit and contradict the Word of God to survive. And that is precisely what they have done. And yet all of their efforts will be for naught upon Yahowah’s return. On that day, some will be eternally reconciled unto God and others will be eternally separated from Him.
Should you be mentally jumping ahead in time to the Day of Reconciliations (Yowm Kippurym in the year 6000 Yah, which will commence at sunset on October 2, 2033), and be wondering about the state of freewill after we bear Yah’s Towrah and Signature, it will endure, but within a framework which will allow us to enjoy our Heavenly Father’s company and explore the universe without doing damage to ourselves or it. And that is because the “towrah – guidance” which Yahowah is going to incorporate into us, equipping us to enjoy our elevated state and status, is “towrah – instruction” in the sense of “towrah – directions,” not ha Towrah, the title of the five books scribed by Moseh. Ha Towrah will have brought us to this wonderful place. Once there, “huw’ towrah – His directions will help us enjoy it.
As a result of this announcement from God, it would be foolish to refer to the Greek eyewitness accounts as the “Renewed Covenant,” much less the “New Testament.” The Covenant obviously has not yet been “renewed.” There will never be a “new” one. And since it is His Word, I think it’s reasonable to use His terms.
But should you discount what Yahowah had to say about the enduring nature of His Towrah and its Covenant, in favor of the revelation delivered by Yahowsha’, you’d find that they spoke with the same voice. The Ma’aseyah facilitated the benefits of the Covenant by honoring the promises of the Torah. He did not create a “New Testament,” much less a new religion. At the crescendo of His Teaching on the Mount, Yahowsha’ said:
“Do not assume that I have come to weaken, to dismantle, to invalidate, or to abolish the Torah and Prophets. I have not come to do away with it, but instead to completely fulfill it. Truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away not one jot (iota – the smallest letter, or Yowd in Hebrew) nor tittle (keraia – the top stroke or horn of Hebrew letters) shall be passed by, be ignored, or be disregarded from that which was established in the Torah until the time and place it all happens. Therefore, whoever dismisses, invalidates, or abolishes the least of these terms and conditions, or teaches people to do the same, they will be called the least dignified in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever performs them, and teaches them, they will be called the greatest and most important in the kingdom of heaven.” (Mattanyah / Yah’s Gift / Matthew 5:19)
The Ma’aseyah Yahowsha’ picked up this theme again amidst the same public declaration, this time in the context of the importance of us focusing on the truth so that we can make an informed choice. “Ask, making an earnest request, and it shall be given to you as a gift. Seek, searching diligently for knowledge, and you will discover the truth and find what you are looking for. Knock, requesting acceptance at the door, and it will be opened for you. For then, all who make an earnest request receive. And those who actively search for the location and for knowledge, who really desire to learn, will know the truth. Those who request acceptance at the door, they will be granted entrance.”
Then putting our acceptance at Passover’s Door and our FirstFruit’s adoption into the context of family, and presenting the Towrah’s Covenant promise to its children as a merciful gift from our Father in Heaven, He said... “What man is there among you, when his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he should ask for a fish, would give him a snake? If then you being morally corrupt know how to give good and generous gifts to your children, how much more by way of contrast will your Father who is in Heaven produce and give valuable and generous gifts to those who ask Him?” (Mattanyah / Yah’s Gift / Matthew 7:7-11)
Throughout the Towrah, the Doorway to Life is synonymous with Passover. It is where we must all begin our journey if we seek to live with God. It is the first of seven steps in the path to life. “For then this is the Torah and the Prophets: enter, starting with the first step in the path by the way of the narrow and specific doorway, because the way is wide, it is crafted to be broad, expansive, and unreliable, and the route is broad which leads away, and which deceives and influences someone to go astray to the point of destruction, perishing needlessly, destroying themselves, squandering their lives. And the vast preponderance of people are those experiencing this path. The doorway is narrow, exacting and specific, and the path goes against the crowd, which leads to life. And few discover and experience it.” (Mattanyah / Yah’s Gift / Matthew 7:12-14)
Yahowsha’s testimony regarding the narrow and broad paths, the one which is restrictive versus the one which is popular, precludes Christianity as a potential way to life. At over a billion adherents strong, it is very popular, and thus expressly disqualified as a means to eternal life. Furthermore, Yahowsha’s words serve as an amplification of the message Yahowah wrote on the first of the two tablets, when He said that “thousands,” not millions or billions, would “benefit from His mercy,” and that those who did so would do so, by “observing His instructions.” These are sobering thoughts not one in a million Christians seems capable of processing.
According to God, there is but one way to extend our mortal existence. This path commences in the heart of the Towrah, with the Invitation to Meet on Passover. It is the “narrow and specific doorway,” where the consequence of sin, which is death, is remedied.
The next step to life in God’s presence is Unleavened Bread, the following day, where Yahowah redeems us from the penalty of sin, which is separation from Him and His family. The Miqra’ of Matsah thereby serves as the threshold to Heaven, the Welcome Mat, which cleanses us of religious and political muck before we enter God’s home.
This leads to FirstFruits, where those who rely on Yah’s merciful gifts become His children, and are adopted into His family. Reborn spiritually, we rise up to Heaven, where we are welcomed by our Heavenly Father.
While the Covenant is more vital still, our approach to God and our continued existence are measured and understood by these three days. God’s mercy and the Ma’aseyah’s life are utterly meaningless, and His sacrifices are completely irrelevant, apart from the context of the Mow’ed Miqra’ey of Pesach, Matsah, and Bikurym. By severing the essential connection between them, Judaism (with their Oral Law) and Christianity (by way of its aversion to the Torah) have doomed the souls of every man and woman who has placed his or her faith in these counterfeit religious institutions.
The fourth step on the way to life eternal is Seven Sevens. On this celebration of the Sabbath – the Mow’ed Miqra’ of Shabuwa’ – Yahowah’s children are enlightened and empowered so that we can share God’s testimony regarding the renewal and restoration of life with every sinner on earth, regardless of race, age, or status. Then, on the first day of the seventh month – with the Miqra’ of Taruw’ah (often called Trumpets) – we are asked to proclaim the good news that Yahowah has provided a way home. We are also encouraged to announce an explicit warning: this way is so narrow and restrictive few will find it, and all alternative paths lead in the wrong direction.
According to God, missing the sixth step – the Day of Reconciliations, or Yowm Kippurym – will lead to the dissipation of one’s consciousness. And that is because this day denotes the time Yahowah will return, the day in which those who have chosen to revere Him will be reconciled, and when those who have rejected Him will be destroyed during the battle of Armageddon.
These six steps lead to our Heavenly Father’s ultimate goal – to Shelters, or Sukah in Hebrew – where now that we are properly prepared, we are allowed to campout with Yahowah. Upon its fulfillment on the Mow’ed Miqra’ of Sukah in the Yowbel year 6000 Yah (October 7, 2033), the Earth will return to the conditions found in the Garden of Eden, and for one-thousand years man will live as Adam did, in a close, personal relationship with Yah.
This plan has not changed. It will not change. It remains the means to fulfill the Covenant’s promises.
Also relevant, the Towrah is the one place we can reliably turn to come to know Yahowah. Those who observe it come to recognize Him. Further, the lone path to forgiveness is presented in the heart of the Towrah. And that is why the previous Yirmayah passage revealed: “Because then they all will actually know and recognize Me, from the smallest, youngest, and least significant up to the biggest, oldest, and most influential, prophetically declares and promises Yahowah. Then I will forgive them and remove their sin, and their offenses against the standard will not be remembered any longer.”
Before we leave the intersection of the Yahowsha’s Teaching on the Mount and Yahowah’s prophetic Testimony regarding the Covenant’s renewal, let’s quickly consider the Ma’aseyah’s concluding statements. Advising us not to succumb to religious myths such as the “Christian New Testament,” Yahowsha’ warned all who would listen about Paul, the founder of the religion and author of most of its “New Testament.” He is the most fitting candidate for this dire prophecy...
“You must be alert, and you should carefully examine, prosecute, and turn away (prosechete – you should pay close attention, watch out for, and beware of, guarding yourself) from false prophets who come to you from within dressed in sheep’s clothing, yet they actually are wolves who are exceptionally self-promoting and self-serving (harpax – vicious carnivorous thieves who secretly and deliberately rob, extort, and snatch away).” (Mattanyah / Yah’s Gift / Matthew 7:15)
In the context of the Towrah enduring forever and being the lone source of life, the man best known for contradicting God on this very topic, while at the same time claiming to be an “Apostle chosen by God,” is Paul. He, more than anyone who has ever lived, fits the definition of a “false prophet,” one who “came dressed in sheep’s clothing,” yet “was actually a wolf,” “promoting his own” message: his “Gospel of Grace.”
Still speaking of Paul, the Benjamite wolf and his associates, and possibly his love interest, Timothy, Yahowsha’ told us how to recognize false prophets: “As a result, you will know with certainty, recognize, and understand (epiginosko – have complete and accurate knowledge based upon a thorough examination of the evidence regarding) them from their fruit.” (Mattanyah / Yah’s Gift / Matthew 7:20)
“Their fruit” was comprised of: Galatians, First and Second Thessalonians, First and Second Corinthians, Romans, Philippians, Colossians, Ephesians, Titus, Philemon, First and Second Timothy, Hebrews, and most of Acts. Because of the inclusion of their letters within the “New Testament” of the “Christian Bible,” this rotten fruit from Paul and his associates (Hebrews and Acts) has led more people astray – away from God – than all other books combined, save perhaps the Qur’an. Paul’s letters mirror Satan’s original scheme, whereby he twisted Yahowah’s Word in the Garden, and then removed what God had said from its context, to deceive. As a result, Paul’s epistles are the most beguiling letters ever written.
The Ma’aseyah delineated the consequence of believing the contradictory pontifications which became the “New Testament.” “Everyone calling Me ‘Lord, Lord’ will not enter the kingdom of heaven, but to the contrary, those in heaven are those who do My Father’s will (thelema – do what He decided and proposed [read: who observe Yahowah’s Towrah]). Many will say to Me in this specific day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not speak inspired utterances and prophecies in your name and drive out demons in your name, and perform many mighty miracles in your name?’ And then at that time, I will profess to them that I never knew them. You all must depart from Me, those who bring about that which is in opposition to the Towrah (anomia – Towrah-lessness, those without a share which is parceled out, lacking an inheritance which is given, forgoing nourishment which is bestowed to be possessed and used, rejecting the precept which was established and is received as a means to be proper and approved, prescription to become an heir; from nemo – that which is provided, assigned, and distributed to heirs to nourish them).” (Mattanyah / Yah’s Gift / Matthew 7:21-23)
Are you listening? This is a scathing indictment of not only Paul’s epistles, and the preponderance of the “New Testament,” but also most Christian teaching. God just told us that Yahowsha’s name matters, as does Yahowah’s Towrah. Being beguiled into believing that “Jeremiah predicted a ‘New Covenant,’ one no longer based upon the Torah, which lays the foundation for the new Christian religion,” is the kiss of death.
Further, the presence of miracles does not equate to the presence of God as Christian apologists claim. Countless Christians have justified their faith by claiming to have witnessed inspired healings and character transformations in the name of “Jesus Christ,” unaware of the fact that the Ma’aseyah Yahowsha’ said that observing the Towrah, not miracles, was the proper means to evaluate whether or not someone actually has a relationship with the Father.
Yahowsha’ could not have made this message any clearer in this, His first and only public declaration before a large audience. He told us what we could rely upon and what we should not trust. He even said that a self-serving insider, someone pretending to be one of His sheep, would feign an alliance with Him, thereby snatching souls away from God. One would have to be naïve not to see Paul and his letters in Yahowsha’s statement. And that means that the person Christians quote most often to justify their religion, and their animosity to the Yah’s Towrah, was a false prophet—someone not to be trusted.
Before we move on, let’s see if we can learn something additional about Yahowah’s most important title by observing it in the language of revelation. The first letter of “beryth – Covenant” is Beyt , which is contracted from beyth, the Hebrew word for “family and home.” This letter was drawn in the form of a tent and home. And, as such, it conveyed the idea of sheltering and protecting a family.
The second letter, Rosh , which was originally pronounced “Resh,” was depicted by drawing the head of a person. As does the word re’sh today, the Ancient-Hebrew character was symbolic of being the first, best, and foremost, as well as leadership and birth.
Turning to the third letter, we find a Yad , today’s Yowd, pictured by way of an arm and hand. It conveyed the ideas of authority and power, as well as engaging productively to accomplish something.
The final character in beryth is either a Theth or Taw , as these letters were originally one. If Theth, the pictograph was of a woven container, which was used to communicate the idea of being surrounded and enclosed, as well as being transported from one place to another. And if Taw, the character was drawn as an upright pole with a horizontal support beam. It spoke of a doorway, of foundational support, and of a sign and a signature – particularly in its Paleo Hebrew form: .
Bringing all of these images together, the picture they paint of the “beryth – Covenant,” is of the first and foremost family being protected and sheltered in a home by the work, power, and authority of God, so that His household might rely upon the Words to which He affixed His signature and be transported to Heaven through the Doorway known as Passover.
So now that we understand the purpose, benefits, and timing of the Covenant’s renewal, and the Covenant’s enduring relationship with Yah’s Towrah, let’s examine the author of this policy and His agent through the writings of their most acclaimed prophets. Let’s see if Yasha’yah and Moseh can persuade us to trust this firm to insure our lives.
One of the most interesting prophecies pertaining to Yahowsha’ comes from Moseh and can be found in the Towrah. It’s not particularly well known because the “Church” doesn’t much like the notion of the Savior being Jewish or of the Miqra’ being meaningful. But it’s there, nonetheless.
We are going to cover this next prophecy from beginning to end because the teaching associated with it is extremely important and seldom shared. What you are going to read will shake you to your core if you are a religious person, especially if you are steeped in political correctness.
Speaking to Lowy, Yisra’el’s priestly clan, Moseh began the 18th chapter of Dabarym with: “The Lowy (Lowy – using the plural of Lowy; from lawah, meaning ones who join so as to unite) who officiate (kohen – act as a minister), and all the branches (shebet – branches) of Lowy (Lowy – the third son of Ya’aqob) shall have (hayah) no portion of the inheritance of Yisra’el (those who strive with God), nor shall they consume Yahowah’s burnt offerings. Therefore, they shall have no inheritance among their brethren. Associating with (‘asher) Yahowah’s Word (dabar) is their inheritance.” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:1-2)
Yahowah’s Word is the Towrah. And that is why the Ma’aseyah walked out of its pages.
The Lowy / Levites, by serving God’s people, by leading them to God while working as intermediaries during the Miqra’ey Invitations, inherited Yah’s blessings. As retirement packages go, this one was as good as it gets. So let’s not feel sorry for them.
The context of this discussion is crucial. Muslims ignorantly use this chapter to validate Muhammad—claiming that it was Islam’s Arab prophet, not the Yahuwd Yahowsha’, who was foretold by Moseh. They do this because the Qur’an erroneously claims that Muhammad was predicted in the Torah and worse, that he spoke on behalf of the God of the Torah. Therefore, Muslim apologists, desperate for proof, rip this discussion from its context, misrepresent the audience, forget that the subject was reconciliation, deny all of the other thousand prophecies regarding Yahowsha’, and ignore the fact that Yahowah’s name, not Allah’s, is used sixteen times in the sixteen verses leading up to announcement of “Allah’s Messenger.” And since this is the best Muslims can do in their attempt to validate the Qur’an, this chapter provides proof that Islam is among the most perverse of lies—one that corrupts Yahowah’s Scriptures on behalf of Satan.
So who were these “Lowy / Levites,” and why were they excluded, included, and important? First, they were Yahuwdym—descendants of one of the twelve branches of the natural vine that is Yisra’el. They were related to Ya’aqob, and thus to Yitschaq and Abraham. And they had the most important job on earth—helping Yah’s people understand and benefit from the Towrah.
While they did many things, including associating the Towrah with the Covenant, their most reoccurring role was to “officiate” at the Miqra’ey Invitations by conducting the sacrifices in accordance with the Towrah. The Lowy / Levites made “offerings to Yahowah by fire.” When the Lowy fulfilled their duties at the Tabernacle, and later in the Temple, the people’s sins were forgiven—albeit temporarily. Since they served the entire nation, uniting Yahuwdym with Yahowah, and since they were excluded from Yahowah’s apportionment of land, God arranged a tithe from the eleven branches to support the twelfth. It was an added perk.
In the next verse, Moseh explains: “And this alone (zeh) shall be the officiators’ (kohen – priests) means to resolve disputes (mishpat – exercise good judgment) from (min – out of) the people and nation they shall give (yatan – bestow as a gift to) the officiators the shoulder of the sacrificial lamb (zarowa’ – forearm of the lamb), the jawbones, and the stomach (qebah) of an individual lamb (seh – ram, male lamb), FirstFruits (re’syth), grain (dagan), new wine (tyrowsh – freshly pressed wine), oil (yitshar – fresh oil that provides the purest and brightest light), and the first and best fleece (re’syth gez) for Yahowah, your God, has chosen them out of all of your branches (shebet) to be present, standing (‘amad – making a stand and standing upright), serving, and ministering to (sharath – contributing to) the name (shem) and sons of Yahowah all (kol) days and seasons (yowm).” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:3-5)
The job of the Lowy was to unite man with God by way of promoting the Towrah and officiating at the Mow’ed Miqra’ey—the Invitations to Meet with God. They were chosen to be present in the Tabernacle, standing up for and serving their fellow man in Yahowah’s name.
Everything in Yahowah’s list given to the Lowy was symbolic. And you’ll notice, the priests weren’t given money. If we were to apply this tithe to modern pastors and priests, if they actually promoted the Towrah and served as intermediaries during the Miqra’ey, it might be considered appropriate to feed them on occasion, and provide some wool, but nothing beyond that would be appropriate. Yahowah’s ministers were not given a salary or a housing allowance. They were given the opportunity to serve, period. Their only reward was the Covenant and its benefits. So, we have found the first of many reasons pastors and priests seldom preach from Dabarym 18.
Yahowah’s list of “just rights” is especially revealing. The “lamb” is symbolic of Passover and of Yahowsha’. In fact, zarowa’ means the “sacrificial lamb” of God. The parts include the forearms, cheeks and stomach because Yahowsha’ was pierced in the forearms. The jaw is the source of words and the Ma’aseyah is the Word of God. Stomach is qabab. Depending upon how it is vocalized, qbh can mean “tabernacle or womb.” Yahowsha’ emerged from the womb to tabernacle with men, becoming the Tabernacle / Temple itself, fulfilling all three renderings. “FirstFruits” is symbolic of the Miqra’ that follows Passover and Unleavened Bread on the third day, where the souls of the saved are adopted and accepted. Wine is symbolic of Yahowsha’s blood which was shed as the Passover Lamb. Oil is synonymous with “mashyach – being set apart to serve, something synonymous with the title Ma’aseyah and the name Yahowsha’, in addition to the purpose of the Ruwach Qodesh. She, working in conjunction with Yahowah’s perfect Lamb, provides the “best fleece,” the garment of luminosity that conceals our sin once we are saved.
Therefore, the context of this prophecy confirms the nature of the Yahowsha’s mission. The one anointed in Yahowah’s oil, was present in our midst, illuminating the path to God. He stood up for us, becoming the Passover Lamb, and opening the Door to Life. It was His gift to the nation and to all people. Because He was chosen by Yahowah and appointed to this sacrifice on our behalf, we become His FirstFruits, just and right with God, filled with His Spirit and grafted into the branch rooted in Yisra’el, united with Yahowah forever. It is the most poignant portrait ever painted.
But there were many strokes left in Yahowah’s brush “And if a Lowy shall sojourn out of Yisra’el, he shall return with all of the passion (‘aowah – desire) of his soul (nepesh – breath of life, thoughts and emotions) to the standing place (maqowm – location of human abode) associated with (‘asher) Yahowah’s choosing, ministering (sharat – serving) in the name (shem) of Yahowah ( ), his God (‘elohym), as all of his brethren Lowy do, standing upright and enduring (‘amad) there and then (sham) in the presence of (panym) Yahowah ( ).” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:6-7)
Man has a nepesh – soul. God has a ruwach – spirit. If we want to live with Him, we need what He has. Fortunately, He is willing to give us His Set-Apart (don’t call her holy) Spirit. She comes bearing gifts and they are all free. But that is not to say that Yahowah doesn’t expect something in return. He does. He wants a passionate relationship. Yahowah loves zealous people, those who desire Him emotionally and mentally.
The “standing place associated with Yahowah’s choosing” is Mount Mowryah—the spot upon which God’s beryth – Covenant was affirmed with Abraham and Yitschaq, the place upon which His Temple was built and upon which He allowed Himself, by way of His Zarowa to be sacrificed. The standing place is where God and man are united, where upright souls endure forever in Yahowah’s presence. Clearly, the overtones included in Yahowah’s message to the Lowy pertaining to the Ma’aseyah are most prolific.
There is a subtlety of this verse that becomes clearer as we move on. Yahowah doesn’t mind us leaving His house to look around so long as we don’t go astray and come back the same way we left. Whatever evil we encounter must be left at the door.
Yahowah reminds us that the only rightful and justified ministerial compensation is from Him, not from men. We can feed ministers but we aren’t to pay them. A rich church is a dead church. “They shall have a share or portion (cheleq) to eat (‘akal), besides (bad) the purchase price of (mimkar) their Father (‘ab).” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:8)
The Lowy did not work for salvation. The entire “purchase price” was paid by “the Father.” Their salvation was bought and paid for, redeemed, by Yahowsha’ on the upright pole, as is ours. In this world, Yahowah’s ministers get something to eat. In the next, we get to live.
Since Yahowah had paid the price, He expected the recipients of His gift to remain engaged in the relationship—to remember that the lintels of the door to His home were covered in His blood. He wants others to find this door and understand the key which unlocks it, to be saved and to know Him. Therefore, there was but one thing Yahowah could not and would not tolerate: hiding the key and whitewashing the blood on the uprights that led to His home. Such things lead to separation and death. They are an abomination.
This doorway to death lies at the heart of what comes next, and as such, the passage provides a marvelous exposé on the true meaning of the last Statement God wrote on the first of two tablets: “Indeed, when (ky – surely because when in time) you come into (bow’ – enter, are led into, return to, are included and associate in) the land associated with (‘asher) Yahowah ( ), your God (‘elohym), given (natan – bestowed and entrusted) to you, you shall not accept, teach, or imitate (lamad – be trained in, instruct, become accustomed to, disciple others in), or engage in (‘asah – fashion, effect, attend to, commit to, act upon, celebrate, profit from, bring about, ordain, institute, or perform) any of the disgusting religious ways (tow’ebah – abhorrent rites, detestable idolatrous things, repulsive and loathsome rituals, abominable festivals) of these Gentile nations (gowym – people from different races, customs, and places).” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:9)
Predictable as ever, this is the very thing ministers have done. At the time these words were written, every Gentile nation was heathen. Satan was god, worshiped by different names, all representing the sun. His “abominable festivals” included his birth at the winter solstice, now celebrated as Christmas on December 25th. They observed Easter Sunday on the Lord’s Day nearest the vernal equinox, as this was the time the sun impregnated Mother Earth, resurrecting life. Their “detestable rituals” included prayers to a Madonna with child, the mother of god, and mass, replete with sun-shaped wafers. In their “abhorrent rites,” they wept forty days for the suffering of Tammuz, the son of the sun, instituting Lent. Everything was based upon a politicized clerical class who claimed to speak for God, enriching and empowering themselves through the institution of “detestable idolatrous worship.”
You may think that God knows that you mean to honor Him, not Satan, when you call Him Lord. You may think that because you feel good about attending Easter Sunday Sunrise services and exchanging Christmas presents that it must be okay with God. You may think that Yahowah’s seven Miqra Appointments are a “Jewish” thing, and thus are no longer pertinent. If so, you have placed your opinion above Yahowah’s instructions, in effect calling Yahowah an ignorant, irrelevant, and incompetent liar. He just said: “Indeed, when you are led into, and are included in, the land associated with Yahowah, your ‘elohym, that was given to you, you shall not engage in, accept, teach, imitate, be trained in, instruct, be accustomed to, disciple others in, perform, commit to, observe, celebrate, profit from, bring about, ordain, or institute any of the disgusting religious ways, abhorrent rites, detestable idolatrous things, repulsive and loathsome rituals, or abominable festivals of these Gentile nations.”
It made no difference if the “disgusting religions” were Babylonian, Assyrian, Egyptian, Greek, or Roman. The names of the sun, moon, and star gods changed, but little else. Constantine’s Christianity, Rabbinical Judaism, and Muhammad’s Islam were all based upon the original Satanic formula. They all serve the Adversary. They deceive by counterfeiting the truth, by plastering over Yahowsha’s example, and by whitewashing Yahowah’s Word. Collectively and individually, they lead mankind away from Yahowah and to separation and death. Their every rite, ritual, and thing is an abomination, detestable, abhorrent, repulsive and loathsome. They are not to be “accepted, learned, taught, instructed, tolerated, imitated, performed, attended to, committed to, observed, celebrated, profited from, assigned, ordained or instituted.”
Today, Islam is the most disgusting, abhorrent, idolatrous abomination of the gowym. Allah’s Black Stone was a moon god. Islam is the religion of the Babylonians with slightly different trimmings. It is the inverse of Yahowah’s instructions to Moseh.
Today, Catholicism is the most guilty of imitation and profiteering. Popes for profit and power have violated every aspect of this instruction. It is why there will be no popes in Paradise.
It all comes down to this: Who do you trust? There are many answers, but only one is right: yourself, no one, other men and women, false gods, or Yahowah. The teachings of Secular Humanism, Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Masonry, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Rabbinical Judaism, Roman Catholicism, and the religions of Protestant Christianity all contradict Yahowah’s teachings. Each of them have incorporated, imitated, ordained, and/or profited from the repulsive practices of Gentile nations. If they are right, Yahowah is wrong. And if Yahowah is wrong, none of them are right. There is but one rational divine revelation. If it is false we are all doomed as man’s schemes are universally revolting. There is but one right Way.
Yahowah wanted the Yahuwdym to remain untainted by the corruptions which surrounded them. They were Yahowah’s control group, separated from the guiles of Satan. In this way they serve as witnesses, as examples, to what life is like united with or separated from God. At this very hour the Yahuwdym are being called back onto center stage. The eternal fate of billions of souls are now at stake, watching their every move.
While the religious fraud of Islam wouldn’t be perpetrated for 2,000 years after these instructions were given by Moseh, the religion of the sun god Ba’al, from which it grew, was very much alive—practiced ruthlessly in Karnack, Babylon, Tyre, Damascus, Nineveh, and Ur. Every sun and moon-god worshiping Satanic cult falls under this rebuke.
The next verse speaks of the rituals and doctrines perpetrated by the Satanic religions conceived in Mesopotamia, including the demonic faith of Islam which ignorantly derives its credibility from this passage. We begin with fire:
“There shall not be found (matsa’ – met or encountered, detected or discovered) among you one causing his son or daughter to pass over (‘abar – cross, cease to exist in, be alienated by, perishing in, become intoxicated by, banished and sacrificed to) fire (‘esh), or practicing divination (qacam – engaging in false prophecy, witchcraft, soothsaying, or the occult) ” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:10)
Divination is defined as “the practice that seeks to foresee and foretell the future by discovering hidden knowledge, interpreting omens, or by relying upon or aiding supernatural powers.” It isn’t just witchcraft and things that are overtly satanic that fall under this definition. Presently, the most pervasive influence of divination can be found in Qabbalah and its children: Rabbinical Judaism, mystical Christianity, the Illuminati, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Nazism, Freemasonry and the Politically Correct mantra of Secular Humanism. I’m convinced that the False Prophet of the last days will base his universal religion on Qabbalah. And the Antichrist’s New World Order will rise upon Qabbalah’s political derivatives.
Scripturally, divination is defined as “false religious teachings and practices.” These are most often associated with Ba’al and Bel, the sun-god Lord of the Babylonians and Canaanite/Phoenicians. Their religions were rife with false prophets, astrology, casting of lots, tossing of divining arrows, torture by fire, temple prostitutes, and mother earth fertility rituals. Islam has incorporated most all of these, but they are hardly alone. Alexander Hislop’s, The Two Babylons, tars the Roman Catholic Church with the same brush, as does Come Out of Her My People.
Fire, in the sense of something that burns humans, has no part in Yahowah’s message. That is why people who cause their sons or daughters to “pass over, cross, cease to exist in, become alienated by so as to perish in or become intoxicated by, banished or sacrificed to fire” are not to be tolerated in Yisra’el. Fire and brimstone pastors are doing Satan more good than Yahowah.
There is no actual fire in Sheol, the place of the dead, or in Gehenna or Hades. On the way to the Abyss, Satan’s ultimate residence, there is a “lake of fire,” which must be passed through—metaphorical of judgment. We are told that the abyss itself is devoid of light. Flames, being physical things, are nonsensical in a spiritual realm. Hell’s infernos were part of Dante’s imagination, not Yahowah’s scriptures.
Yahowah uses fire (a word virtually synonymous with light) and the sword (for something that cuts through and thus divides), as metaphors for light, judgment and separation—nothing more. Yahudim are not to alienate by threat of fire. They are not to proclaim deliverance from fire. Yahowah’s followers must not provoke wrath or fear by way of fire.
Yet fire is central to Islam. According to the Qur’an, Allah spends his days in hell tormenting infidels with the “entertainment of burning.” The proclamation of, the threat of, and a capricious promise of deliverance from “Hell Fire” is the Qur’an’s single most repetitive rant with a thousand variations. But be advised, what pleases Allah is an abomination to Yahowah.
The Islamic Hadith tells us that Muhammad’s father was saved by the “use of divination” arrows, another abomination. These same sources explain that Islam’s prophet “cast lots” to determine the order in which his militants could pick Yisra’el slave girls to possess and rape.
I’m not here to pick on Islam and the Roman Catholic Church. But since both mislead billions in the name of God, and in direct violation of Dabarym 18, Moseh’s declaration is as relevant today as it was 3,000 years ago.
The list of things banned by Yahowah continued: “ or magic, predicting the future, spiritualism, and astrology (‘anan – a person who acts covertly, covering over, and clouding, one who obscures, an enchanter, magician, false prophet, sorcerer, and one who casts spells), or fortunetelling (nachash - one who hisses deceptions and false prognostications, an enchanter) ” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:10)
‘Anan lies at the heart of all deadly deceptions. During one of his terrorist raids against a Jewish community, Muhammad said, “I have been made victorious with terror and war is deception.” It is Satan’s stock and trade. It is the mother’s milk of politics, the essence of religion. ‘Anan means “to cloud the atmosphere sufficiently to block light and diminish visibility.” In politics, perceptions become reality as professional liars spin the facts, cloud the issue, and obscure their actual agenda. In the arena of egos, the most prideful weave an enchanting tale while their operatives cover up the harsh and unflattering realities that lay beneath.
Religion, like its brother, politics, is all about “spiritualism,” and “casting spells” on an unsuspecting public. False prophets claim to speak for God and yet their every proclamation serves to block His light and obliterate His truth. The abominations of the Gentile nations replace the message of Yahowah’s relationship and salvation. A cloud forms over the people which is so dense, visibility is diminished to spiritual blindness.
The abomination of ‘anan explains how Islam clouds the mind, rendering a Muslim unable to think clearly or rationally. Nachash is also central to satanic deception. Muhammad consulted soothsayers. His Qur’an is filled with astrology as Allah swears by the constellations, the sun and the moon. These concepts form the basis of the Qur’an’s last two surahs which are whispering odes to Satan.
Muhammad is shown throughout the Islamic Hadith practicing magic and dealing with spells but it was his “chabar cheber” eloquence that made his message so lethal. I offer this twist on the false prophet’s favored occupation as a confession: “The Prophet said, ‘I have been given the keys of eloquent speech and given victory with terror.’” (Bukhari:V9B87N127) He spoke these words as he looted Christians for the first time.
Let’s see what Yahowah had to say about such things: “or the practice of sorcery and witchcraft (kashaph – the reciter and whisperer of spells, one who practices magic, communication with the Devil, anyone who relies upon demonic spirits to gain insights and power), or a uniter and joiner, one who binds together (chabar – one who charms others into joining, leaguing together and forming a religion; one who fascinates with eloquence—spellbinding them) ” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:11)
This is the heart and soul of the problem. Qacam, false occult prophets engaged in divination for the purpose of enlightenment (read: religions based on Qabbalah) and ‘anan, covert actors and false prophets who cover over and cloud, obscuring and enchanting (read: politicians, academia and the media) are largely to blame for the mess the world is in today.
Religion and Politics are evil. Kashaph is Satanism: “communion with the Devil.” Kashaph is “the reliance on demonic spirits to garner insights and power.” Chabar is politicized religion. To chabar is to bind. Merriam-Webster tells us that the English word “religion” is based upon the Latin religare, “to bind and restrain.” In the context of this list, and adjacent to kashaph and chabar, it confirms that God is intolerant of religion and politics, and that He sees them as Satan’s tools. He hates them and wants them banned. And that’s a sobering thought.
Just as every reference to kashaph is Satanic, every nuance of chabar is religious, if not poligious. Since they are on Yahowah’s list of condemned abominations, let’s uncover chabar’s full meaning in the context of kashaph. It is defined as: “to league together and have fellowship with Satan, to use magic spells to bind people, uniting them together as allies.” It is “an idolatrous act, diametrically opposed to God’s revelation from His appointed prophets,” so as to be “joined to false gods, idols, and ambitions, forsaking God.” To chabar is “to pile up words in an enchanting fashion” and “to charm individuals into forming and joining associations, tying people to people, people to governments, and governments to governments.” Chabar is used to describe “priests who join men together in political ventures, social endeavors, and military campaigns.”
Simply stated, to be kashaph chabar is to be bound religiously, politically, and socially with Satan. It is what the world is becoming. It is where our leaders—political, religious, academic, and journalistic—are leading us. This is not good.
False teaching, religion and politics aren’t the only things Yahowah hates. “ or one who consults with dead spirits (sha’al ‘owb – one who evokes or consults with the diseased; the act of calling upon, citing, and recalling dead spirits for approval and for support; one who seeks permission from ghosts; a medium or spiritualist, a necromancer who conjures and communicates with the dead, mumbling hollow words ignorantly after consulting with familiar/demonic spirits) ” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:11)
The Roman Catholic practice of canonizing saints and praying to them, and their Rosary to Mary, are prime examples of sha’al ‘owb. It is “necromancy—the conjuration of the spirits of the dead for the purpose of influencing the course of events.” To “conjure” is “to summon and earnestly entreat by invocation for a benefit.” An incantation is “a ritualistic formula of words, written and recited, that are designed to produce a particular effect.” Necromancy, conjuring, and incantations are usually associated with the Devil. God does not like them or him.
Islam’s possessed prophet beguiled many into submission by sha’al ‘owb, mumbling the hollow words of demons. So blatant was he, two Qur’an surahs have jinn—Arabic for demons—endorse his dark and demented message.
But more than anything, Muhammad was a schemer. In Hebrew he was a yidda’ony, a “con whose knowledge comes from demonic relationships, someone who influences and damns by invoking evil spirits, conjuring miracles through reliance upon the Devil.” Not surprisingly, yidda’ony was on Yahowah’s list of abominations: “ or a conman who beguiles by summoning demonic spirits (yidda’ony – a schemer who influences based upon his personal knowledge of and relationship with evil spirits), or people who cause the premature death of others in association with the destructive worship of heathen deities (darash muth – one who oppresses and assassinates, seeking and requiring death based upon a fixation on killing, pain, dead bodies, hellish tortures, and wanton destruction). All who do (‘asah – act this way, perform, celebrate, ordain, institute, profit by, or observe) these things are an abomination, hated and detested (tow’ebah – repulsive, loathed to the point of absolute intolerance, seen as idolatrous, abhorrent and disgusting) by Yahowah.” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:11-12)
And while yidda’ony defines Muhammad’s character and the source of the Qur’an’s inspiration, it was Muhammad’s dark side, his “darash muth” that should cause us to be repulsed and shudder. Allah’s messenger spoke for the dead, twisting and convoluting the words of these patriarchs and prophets to create a false form of worship. And worse than any man who ever lived, Muhammad tread upon those he killed. He ordered countless assassinations, demonstrating a lust for murder, hellish tortures, even gloating over dead bodies and the destruction of entire settlements. If you doubt this conclusion, consider reading the aftermath of the Battle of the Full Moon in “The War That Made a Profit” chapter of Prophet of Doom.
But Muhammad wasn’t alone. While he may have been the worst of a bad lot, man’s history, ancient and modern, is littered with political and religious deceivers, men who leave a sea of corpses in their wake.
Everything in this long list of repulsive religious and political practices causes God to hate the practitioner. Since nothing could be worse, let’s summarize what He said. “You shall not accept or imitate, even become accustomed to, observe, celebrate, profit from, ordain or institute any of the disgusting religious ways, abhorrent rites, intolerable and loathsome rituals, or repulsive festivals of the Gentile nations. There shall not be found or encountered among you one causing his son or daughter to pass over, perishing in fire, practicing divination, false prophecy, witchcraft, soothsaying, or occult, magic, predicting the future, spiritualism, or astrology, covert behavior, one who covers up, clouds, or obscures, an enchanter, magician, one who casts spells, fortuneteller, witch, one who communes with demonic spirits, a uniter or joiner, one who binds together, charming others into leaguing in concert and forming a religion, calling upon or citing dead spirits for approval and support, a medium or necromancer, a conman who beguiles by summoning evil, a schemer who influences based upon his personal knowledge of and relationship with demonic spirits, or people who cause the premature death of others in association with the destructive worship of heathen deities, one oppresses and assassinates, seeking and requiring death based upon a fixation on pain, dead bodies, hellish tortures, and wanton destruction.”
Yahowah has drawn a line in the sand. You can either side with Him or with the Adversary. On one side of this divide you will find a solitary door which leads to a personal relationship based upon love, truth, light, and life. Outside, you will be despised, seen as unclean, groping in the darkness of religion and wallowing in the deception of politics. Death will be your destiny.
You may not like the idea of God being intolerant, of God hating men and women, of God being repulsed by politics and religion. But what you think doesn’t matter. What God says does. These are God’s rules and He has every right to impose them. For without them, all the light that is visible to men would be swallowed in darkness. The lone doorway to His home would be hidden, covered over and buried under piles of political and religious refuse and rubble.
The reason Yahowah is intolerant of people who accept and imitate misleading ways, rituals, and festivals, the reason He is repulsed by those who participate in politics and religion, is because these things are not victimless crimes. Countless generations and entire civilizations have been lost to Satan as a result. When the truth becomes muddled, revised, twisted, and blended with lies, the Devil smiles.
The Creator and Savior said: “Because (galal – on the account of, for the reason that) these things and people are an abomination, hated and disgusting (tow’ebah) Yahowah your God will dispossess and disinherit (yarash – making them destitute of) them from His presence.” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:12)
That’s all there is to it. Engage in the abominations of religion and politics on behalf of Satan and God will simply write you out of His will. You will be disinherited.
If you want to be included in Yahowah’s eternal family, you are expected to be sincere. “Be upright, acceptable, and sound (tamym – moral and truthful, demonstrating integrity and sincerity, having a purity of purpose, abstaining from fellowship with the wicked) with (‘im – in association with, experiencing a relationship with) Yahowah ( ), your God (‘elohym).” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:13)
The Yahuwdym would not heed this advice. Eventually, Yahowah would be compelled to divorce them, prompting God to invite an ever increasing percentage of gowym into His family. But over time Gentiles returned to their old ways, making these instructions as pertinent today as they were three-thousand years ago when Moseh delivered them in the wilderness.
“For (ky – indeed) these people from different races and places (gowym – foreign nations), those which beneficially (ha ‘eleh ‘asher) you (‘atah) shall dispossess (yaras – actually drive out) them (‘eth). To those who (‘el) practice sorcery, covertly covering over, clouding and obscuring things as false prophets inspired by evil spirits (‘anan – conjuring up spirits of the dead and supernatural forces as spellbinders, spiritualists and astrologists in league with demons), and (wa) to (‘el) pagan prophets in association with false gods (qacam – those who engage in religion, witchcraft, soothsaying, and the occult) they listen (shama’), ” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:14)
It bears repeating because Yahowah has repeated it. Qacam and ‘anan underlie the poligious doctrines based on Qabalah, Rabbinical Judaism, Christianity, the Illuminati, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Nazism, Freemasonry, and Secular Humanism’s Political Correctness. Occult prophets inspired by pagan deities have engaged in clouding minds by obscuring reality under the guise of enlightenment to propagate misleading religious and political schemes – the catalysts behind their New World Order which will ultimately usher in the Tribulation. These men and women are ‘anan: covert actors and false prophets who cover up the truth with lies, enchanting by obscuring. The political, religious, academic, and media spokesmen ‘anan – cloud the atmosphere sufficiently to block God’s light, diminishing visibility to the point the masses are enslaved by the masters.
Also interesting, the verb, ‘anan, was scribed using an extremely rare poel stem. It reveals that “false prophets who covertly cover up and obscure” Yahowah’s Towrah – Teaching on behalf of “demonic spirits, religious saints, and spellbinding politicians and preachers” suffer the effect of the verb’s action, indicating that in these matters, it really is the case of the blind leading the blind.
The bottom line is: Religion and Politics are evil. God is intolerant of them. Do not listen to preachers or to politicians. Yah sees them as Satan’s most beguiling venues. They are an abomination. Yahowah despises them and wants the perpetrators muted and the populous warned. “But (wa) you (‘atah) should not do likewise (lo’ ka). Yahowah ( ), your God (‘elohym), has not granted or given this to you (natan la).” (Dabarym 18:14)
God is reminding us that He dislikes false prophets, religious and political leaders, so much, He won’t tolerate them in His presence, near His people, or in His land. They will have no place in Yahowah’s eternal family. If you are going to go out and explore, wipe your feet before you come home.
With the audience designated, the purpose established, and Yahowah’s preferences clearly articulated, we arrive at the statement pertaining to Yahowsha’ that led us to this Towrah – Teaching from Moseh. What follows is God’s plan, His solution to human corruptions:
“A prophet (naby – one who through inspiration describes the future; from naba’, one who is under the influence of the divine spirit) from your midst (min qereb – from your core and womb; from qarab, one who becomes present, approaches and draws near), from your brethren (min ach – from your blood relatives, brothers, kin, and countrymen), similar to me (ka – like me, according to me, for the purpose of comparison to me; scribed as kamowy – from ken, to be the upright one, a true and honest pillar, and kuwn, to be manifest, established, appointed, confirmed, and fashioned after me), Yahowah ( ), your God (‘elohym), will raise up for you to approach (quwm – He will come to stand upright beside you, continuing to restore and establish you). To him (‘el – to God) you should chose to genuinely and continually listen (shama’ – you should of your own volition always pay attention to receive the message (qal relational stem calling for a literal interpretation, imperfect conjunction denoting an ongoing action with unfolding consequences, and paragogic nun form which conveys volition)).” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:15)
There are several ways to translate this sentence because in Ancient and Paleo-Hebrew, punctuation and capitalization did not exist, and sentence order was not always indicative of who or what was being described. So Yahowah could have been telling the Yisra’elites that the one who would speak by inspiration would be a prophet akin Moseh (and thus inspired by Yah), an Yisra’elite like Moseh (and thus Hebrew), or both. Yahowsha’ met these criteria.
However “me” could just as easily have been “Me.” Throughout this public declaration, Moseh was speaking the words Yahowah inspired him to say. So if the speaker is Yahowah (as it clearly is in the next verse), then we’re being told that the Ma’aseyah will be fashioned after Yahowah—that He will be a manifestation of God, Himself. It could also be saying that Yahowah will serve as the source of His inspiration, and even that as a prophet, he won’t so much be predicting the future as reporting on what He has already experienced and witnessed. Yahowsha’ met these criteria as well.
From the literalistic approach of an interlinear, this verse concludes by presenting a startling truth: “The God of you, to Him you should listen.” Yahowsha’ is the human manifestation of God. Yahowah is saying that He Himself is the one being predicted and the One who must be acknowledged.
If “me” is “Me,” and thus invocative of the human manifestation of God, the verse which follows becomes especially poignant. According to the Towrah, the Yisra’elites had complained that in His undiminished Spiritual state, the brilliance of Yahowah’s light and His piercing voice were too much for them—overwhelming them, frightening them. So Yahowah listened to their grievance and decided to tone Himself down, to expose Himself and to speak to men as a man.
“According to everything which you inquired about and requested (ka kol ‘asher sha’al – considering all that you questioned and requested) from an association with (min ‘im – in the proximity of) Yahowah ( ), your God (‘elohym), near Horeb (ba Choreb – in Horeb, from charab – that which is desolate, dried up, wasted, and lifeless) in the day (ba yowm) of the assembly (ha qahal – the gathering), which led to saying (la ‘amar), ‘I don’t ever want to hear again (lo’ yasap la shama’ – I never again want to listen to (hiphil stem suggests that Yah’s voice is difficult to resist, imperfect conjugation designates the continual and ongoing nature of this request, and jussive form denoting the desire of the speaker)) the voice (‘eth qowl – the sound of) of Yahowah ( ), our God (‘elohym), and also with this the great (wa ‘eth ha gadowl ha ze’th – this enormous in magnitude and extent) fire (‘esh – flame, light, blaze, or supernatural theophany), I don’t ever want to see it again (lo’ ‘owd ra’ah – I never again want to witness it (qal imperfect cohortative)), lest I die (wa lo’ muwth – or I will actually cease to exist),’ so then (wa) Yahowah ( ) said to me (‘el):
‘They have successfully and thoroughly (yatab – they have completely achieved their intent of influencing Me, and have achieved something good and valuable, by way of what they have (hiphil stem describes the subject influencing the object, perfect conjugation denotes completely)) spoken (‘asher dabar – communicated regarding the relationship (piel stem conveys the idea that Yahowah suffered the effect and was influenced by these statements)). I will take a stand, standing upright and rising up before them (quwm la – I will establish and confirm, restoring by supporting) an inspired prophet (naby – one who proclaims My message) from among (min qereb) their brothers (‘ah – speaking of a blood relative) like you (ka – resembling you, comparable to you, and closely related to you; scribed as kemowd – in a particular point in time).
And I will actually place (natan – I will choose to completely give and commit, totally and genuinely entrusting, bestowing, and delivering (qal perfect consecutive)) My words (dabar – My message, advice, accounts, statements, promises, declarations, communication, and counsel) in His mouth (ba peh – in His speech and spirit). And (wa) He shall speak the word (dabar – He will choose to communicate perfectly and completely, thereby totally influencing (piel perfect consecutive)) of God to them (‘el), according to (‘eth – along with and in association with) everything that beneficially and relationally (kol ‘asher) I direct and instruct Him (tsawah – I continually enjoin, authorize, influence, set-up, and appoint, even as I cry out to Him who I have sent (piel imperfect)).” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:16-18)
God has said that He will quwm: “take a stand to confirm” all that had been written, ultimately “standing upright” on Mount Mowryah in support of His Towrah’s promises on Passover, only to “rise” from His fulfillment of Unleavened Bread in She’owl to celebrate FirstFruits. Quwm describes the Ma’aseyah’s redemptive mission. It also embodies the meaning of the Upright One who would come as a prophet, sharing Yahowah’s “dabar – message using His words.” Because men complained that Yahowah’s voice and full radiance overwhelmed their senses, God would, and now has, manifest Himself in the form most agreeable to men: man.
Yahowsha’s message was Yahowah’s message because Yahowsha’ is and was the human manifestation of Yahowah. It is why Yahowsha’ said that He did not come to nullify the Towrah but to confirm and to fulfill it.
Considering this, it takes a pretty puny human mind to think this prophecy depicts an Arab speaking on behalf of a dark spirit named Allah—of a man who was ignorant and illiterate, a sexual pervert, bloodthirsty pirate and terrorist who spit on Yahowah’s Instructions and who went to war, raping, plundering, enslaving and murdering His chosen people. But, despite all evidence to the contrary, this is the verse upon which Islam draws it credibility, its connection with the Towrah. But such is the pathetic nature of religion.
As an interesting aside, it turns out that Horeb isn’t in the Sinai. It’s one of a thousand Constantinian errors. It’s in Arabia. Yahowah parted the Gulf of Aqaba inlet of the Red Sea so that Moseh and the Israelites could flee the fast-charging Egyptians. Ron Wyatt, a biblical archeologist, found and filmed the remains of gold encrusted chariot wheels still visible in the clear shallow waters of the Gulf. Solomon erected a commemorative pillar on both sides of the crossing dedicated to Yahowah. The top of Horeb, the mountain of God, still shows the signs of having been burned. The foundation of the Tabernacle is visible below it, as is the dubious altar erected to Lord / Baal’s golden calf. Even the rock Moseh struck with his staff to bring forth water can be plainly seen. If you are interested in viewing all of these great discoveries as well as seeing Noah’s Ark and the marvelous history of the Ark of the Covenant, visit www.WyattMuseum.com and acquire his videotape series.
Yes, I know that biblical scholars think that God parted a dried up swamp called the sea of reeds. But that’s senseless. You can’t drown charioteers in a waddi, and if the Israelites had crossed the sea of reeds they would have arrived in Gaza, and thus would have been inside the Promised Land facing the Philistines. But puncturing this myth, 1 Melek / Kings 9:26 has Solomon building a fleet of ships in Ezion, Edom on the shores of the Gulf of Aqaba, designated by the same “Red (Sup) Sea” nomenclature.
Sinai is used interchangeably with Horeb to designate the mountain where Moseh received the Towrah and where he sat at Yahowah’s feet. All we know from the Scriptural account is that Horeb is near the wilderness of Zin which is located outside Israel’s southern border as it approaches the Gulf of Aqaba. If Mt. Sinai were actually in what we call the Sinai Peninsula today, it would be on the wrong side of the Red Sea to avoid a confrontation with the Egyptians.
Before we move on, please note that the idea of Yahowah revealing Himself in a radiant form seen as fire (radiant light and heat energy), and in the form of a man, as He did on Horeb, is best explained in Yachezq’el / Ezekiel. We’ll review what that prophet saw in heaven in the next chapter. But before we go there, let’s complete Moseh’s pronouncement. He had a lot more to say that we need to understand.
“And it shall come to pass (hayah – exist and be accomplished) that any man who will not listen to or carefully consider (shama’ – hear) My Word (dabar – advice, communication, statements, message and counsel), which (‘asher) He [the Ma’aseyah] shall declare in My name (shem – title, authority, mark, designation, character, individuality, position, and report), I will question and investigate him, and will judge him, holding him accountable (darash).’” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:19)
That’s clear enough. The Ma’aseyah will speak for Yahowah; He will speak in Yahowah’s shem—His name, character, mark, report, title, position and authority. That’s rather powerful because this shem belongs to the Creator.
The name of the One who spoke in Yahowah’s name was Yahowsha’. This name means “Yahowah Saves.” His Words are Scripture. And His authority is universal, absolute, and everlasting. As such, this naby was more than an ordinary man. He represents God and His Word in human form. He walked out of the pages of this Towrah to teach us what we needed to know about Yahowah.
The last line of the preceding passage provides yet another worthy insight. If you don’t listen to and carefully consider what Yahowsha’ said in Yahowah’s name you will be judged and held accountable. That would suggest, what Yahowsha’ would later confirm. If you do listen to and carefully consider what Yahowsha’ said in Yahowah’s name, which was to affirm the Towrah, you won’t be judged or be held accountable. And that, my friends, is the moral of the story. The mission of the Ma’aseyah was to free us from judgment. That is His gift. Those who do not accept His generous offer will be judged and held accountable for their sins.
What follows may sound harsh, but these are words the world needs to hear. They are directed principally at Paul, and indirectly at demonically inspired men like him, describing the means to identify a false prophet.
“Surely, however (‘ak – but by contrast and to make an essential comparison, indeed), the prophet (ha naby’ – the person who claims to be inspired and speak for God) who (‘asher) arrogantly rebels, showing no respect, exaggerates and is presumptuous, seething in their conceit (zyd – boastfully presumes and pretends to be something they are not as a result of a moral failure, is contemptuous, often enraged, insolent, rude, audacious, and disrespectful, treating something he dislikes very badly, while deliberating and scheming to defy, sometimes losing his composure in the process, insolent and mean-spirited (scribed in the hiphil stem which reveals that such prophets (the subjects) beguile by engaging and corrupting what God has authorized and instructed (the object) and also using the imperfect conjugation which affirms that they do so continuously with ongoing consequences)) while (la) communicating (dabar – providing testimony vocally or in writing) a message (dabar – a statement or an account, a treatise or a word) in association with My name (ba shem ‘eth – in conjunction with My designation, reputation, or renown) that (‘asher) I have not entirely inspired and completely directed him to say (lo’ tsawah la dabar – I have not wholly instructed and without reservation appointed him to convey, totally fashioned and absolutely authorized him to communicate (piel stem where the object is influenced and put into action and perfect conjugation whereby the act must be total and complete, without exception or reservation)), and who (wa ‘asher) continually writes and speaks (dabar – who consistently communicates (imperfect)) in the name and renown (ba shem – in conjunction with the designation or reputation) of other and different (‘aher – additional and someone else’s) gods (‘elohym), then (wa) that prophet (ha naby’ – this spiritually inspired foreteller), he, himself, will actually want to die, bringing a complete end to his existence (ha huw’ muwth – he has genuinely chosen to be oppressive and to kill, totally destroying himself while separating himself from life (qal stem denotes reality, perfect conjugation presents the total completion of the act, and consecutive form conveys the will and desire of the individual)).” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:20)
This statement was inspired by Yahowah. In context, it serves to compare Yahowsha’ (who is the one spoken of in the 19th verse) to someone who would corrupt His message. So since Yahowsha’ affirmed the Towrah, we should be looking for someone who came after Him who rebelled against it, showing little or no respect for Yahowah’s teaching or Yahowsha’s testimony. Since Yahowsha’ was Towrah observant, we are looking for someone who schemed and spoke against the Sabbath, the Feasts, and the Covenant. And specifically, since every reference to this false prophet is singular, we should focus on the individual best known for contradicting Yahowsha’ while presumptuously claiming to speak for Him.
I know such a person. He was arrogant by his own admission and constantly battled his pride. He seethed in rage against God’s chosen people, writing horrible things about them which would haunt them for centuries. In a fit of anger he even condemned three of Yahowsha’s Disciples. He was prone to exaggeration, claiming 99.9% of the world’s population for himself. And he was a schemer, devising the most devilish plots against Yahowah’s Covenant, His Towrah, His Feasts, His Shabat, even against circumcision. But most of all he boastfully and presumptuously claimed to speak for God, when in fact he deliberated against the very Word of God – showing contempt for it. What he said and wrote was not inspired by God, and worse, most of his message was diametrically opposed to what Yahowah had instructed, fashioned, and appointed in His Towrah. He even promoted the names of false gods, quoting Dionysus while basing his Gospel on the Greek Charities and Roman Graces. This man, this most false and prolific of prophets, was Sha’uwl of Tarsus, known to Christians as Paul.
Zyd is an especially provocative term. It serves as the juxtaposition of “arrogance and exaggeration, presumptuousness and contempt, uncontrollable rage and scheming deliberation, audacious disrespect and mean-spirited rebellion.” And having studied Paul, having written extensively about his egotistical plot to undermine Yahowah’s Towrah and establish the audacious notion of a “new covenant,” one based upon placing one’s “faith in his Gospel of Grace,” I recognize that zyd’s every nuance serves to indict the founder of the Christian religion. It is a perfect fit.
That is not to say that everything Paul wrote was false. Had it been, he wouldn’t have fooled anyone. Moreover, it isn’t how false prophets prevail. Effective deceptions are almost always somewhat insightful. And that is why I find the application of the piel stem and perfect conjugation so revealing with respect to “lo’ tsawah la dabar – I have not entirely inspired and completely directed him to say.” If you are Yah’s prophet, everything you write in His name must be entirely consistent with that which Yahowah has “tsawah – instructed (towrah), fashioned (the covenant), and directed (the feasts).” If every word isn’t entirely inspired, completely accurate, and totally authorized then the prophet is false. There is no room for any deviation, any personal indulgence, any opinions, or so much as a single contradictory statement. When a person claims God’s authorization and inspiration as Paul did, their testimony must be perfect, which Paul’s was not. There is no latitude, no tolerance, no compromise, no accommodation for justification. You cannot exonerate a false prophet such as Paul by pointing out that some of the things he wrote were true. But you can expose and condemn him with a single stroke. His lack of respect for Yahowah’s Word, His Name, His Towrah, His Covenant, His Invitations, His Terms, and His Way are individually sufficient to denounce him. His overt opposition to circumcision, the sign and symbol of the Covenant, is adequate.
The unique and enlightening nature of Hebrew stems, conjunctions, moods, and forms should powerfully influence the way we convey verbs such as muwth, the “act of dying.” Here, the meaning of muwth was shaped by the qal stem which prompts us to modify the concepts associated with the “termination of our mortal existence” with words like “genuinely, actually, really, and literally.” The nature of muwth was further advanced by the perfect conjugation, which speaks of “death” being total and complete. But most intriguing of all, muwth was scribed in the consecutive form which conveys volition. It tells us that false prophets have not only chosen to forfeit the lives of others, but also that they, themselves, will prefer death to the fate which awaits them. You see, the souls of false prophets are not extinguished, ceasing to exist. They are judge and punished – sent to She’owl (a place which embraces Sha’uwl’s name) where they will wish they were dead.
Bringing these influences together, we discover that wa ha naby’ ha huw’ muwth scribed in the qal, perfect, consecutive, cannot be accurately rendered “even that prophet shall die” as it was published in the King James. We must account for the genuineness of the qal stem, the completeness of the perfect conjugation, and the desire of the consecutive form. Collectively, this leaves us with two options, both of which are equally valid. 1) “Then (wa) that prophet (ha naby’), he, himself, will actually want to die, bringing a complete end to his existence (ha huw’ muwth).” Or 2) “Then (wa) that prophet (ha naby’), he, himself, has genuinely chosen to be oppressive, to destroy, and to kill (ha huw’ muwth).”
False prophets are devastatingly deadly. Their message must be obliterated. The Christian incorporation of Paul’s epistles into their New Testament has caused billions to die needlessly. Our ignorance of Mein Kampf led to the death of 55 million people. Muhammad’s Qur’anic poison has been even more lethal. It has eternally damned three billion souls and soon Islam will lead to the deaths of 1.5 billion people in the Magog war. The solution is intolerance. False prophets must be identified, exposed, and condemned. It is the most reasonable and compassionate thing to do.
It is also the antithesis of political correctness. And that’s because demonstrating a tolerance for deception serves the Devil.
“And indeed if (wa ky) you question (‘amar – genuinely or consistently ask and say) in your heart (ba leb), ‘How shall we really know (‘eykah yada’ – on an ongoing basis, where should we consistently look and what should we continually consider to actually be aware of, recognize, and expose (qal imperfect)) that the related message (‘eth ha ‘asher dabar – accordingly that this word) was not communicated (lo’ dabar – is not the Word spoken) by Yahowah ( )?
When (‘asher) a prophet (ha naby’) consistently speaks (dabar – is continually inspired to communicate the word (piel speaks of being influenced and imperfect addresses the ongoing nature of the relationship)) in the name and authority (ba shem) of Yahowah ( ), and (wa) that statement (ha dabar – the message) does not literally and consistently exist from Yah (lo’ hayah – not continually and actually be from Yah (qal imperfect)), nor never come into being (wa lo’ bow’ – or not ever actually happen (qal imperfect)), that which was said (huw’ ha dabar ‘asher – that which was spoken or written) was absolutely not inspired nor spoken (lo’ dabar – was never influenced nor communicated by (piel perfect)) by Yahowah ( ).
Through arrogance, with an inflated view of himself, self motivated, self reliant, presumptuous, and lacking any respect (ba zadown – showing utter contempt and displaying moral depravity, through conceit and gross exaggeration; from zyd – audaciously and disrespectfully, enraged with hostility, scheming and deliberating to defy), that prophet (ha naby’) has spoken (dabar).
You should never respect such an estranged individual who conspires to incite rebellion and invoke harm (lo’ guwr – you should not revere such strangers who plot against you, attacking those who are hostile to you and who stir up trouble and strife for you (qal imperfect)), keeping away from him (min).” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 18:21-22)
When you get right down to it, what could be more important than knowing who is speaking for God and who is not? Should we trust the scroll scribed by Moseh recording Yahowah’s testimony or the letters Paul dictated to unknown scribes? After all, the consequences are life and death, vindication or condemnation, adoption or estrangement, salvation or damnation.
Recognizing what was at stake, Yahowah has provided us with a definitive answer, both in style and substance. Since we have already considered zyd and now recognize the attitude and approach of false prophets, let’s examine what lo’ hayah and lo’ bow’ scribed in the qal imperfect infer about their content.
Hayah ( ), the Hebrew verb conveying “was, is, and will be” serves as the basis of Yahowah’s ( ) name, and it reveals that “Yah exists.” So recognizing hayah’s direct association with all things Yah, and its very juxtaposition with “ba shem – in the name” and “ha dabar – the Word” of “yhwh – Yahowah” here in this statement, I’m prone to read the qal imperative form of hayah as “literally and continually exist from Yah” in this context. It is thereby saying that unless a prophet’s message “actually and consistently comes from Yah” one-hundred percent of the time, and thus can always be authenticated in the Towrah and Psalms, that prophet is speaking presumptuously of his own accord.
This being the case, lo’ bow’ reveals that unless a prophet’s predictions all “actually happen and come true,” then he is not speaking for Yahowah. God’s criterion is complete inerrancy and total reliability each and every time the future is foretold. No accumulation of reliable predictions, accurate statements, enlightening insights, or revealing commentary will suffice in redeeming a prophet who has made a single mistake.
These realizations bring us right back to Paul. Rather than finding confirmation of his pontifications in Yah’s Towrah, Paul’s message is repudiated by the Towrah. In fact in Paul’s letters, Yahowah’s Towrah is man’s enemy. According to Paul’s Gospel we aren’t saved by the Towrah, but instead from the Towrah.
Equally incriminating, Paul got his one and only prophecy wrong. He not only incorrectly described the Taruw’ah Harvest errantly known to Christians as the “Rapture,” he said that it would occur during his lifetime. So while he would have been an uninspired false prophet by Yahowah’s standard with a thousand accurate predictions and one errant prognostication, the founder of the Christian religion didn’t get any right.
Therefore, by using Yahowah’s test, both in style and substance: “that which was spoken and written (huw’ ha dabar ‘asher)” by Paul “was absolutely not inspired nor communicated (lo’ dabar) by Yahowah ( ).” Further, “that prophet (ha naby’)” known to the world as Paul “has spoken (dabar)” “through arrogance, with an inflated view of himself, self-motivated, self-reliant, presumptuous, and lacking any respect, showing utter contempt and displaying moral depravity, through conceit and gross exaggeration, enraged with hostility, audaciously and disrespectfully scheming and deliberating to defy (ba zadown).” And as a result: “you should never respect such an estranged individual who conspires to incite rebellion and invoke harm (lo’ guwr), keeping away from him (min).”
When we consider the thirteen letters written by Paul and the testimony regarding him in Acts, the only informed and rational conclusion that can be formed in light of this Towrah teaching, at least based upon Paul’s repetitive and braggadocios claims of inspiration, his tendency to exaggerate his spiritual mandate, his prideful attitude, his hostility to God’s chosen, his inaccurate prophetic statements, and overall contradictory message is that Paul not only failed this test miserably, but also that in the whole of human history, no one fits Yahowah’s definition of a false prophet better than Sha’uwl of Tarsus.
Every attempt to redeem Paul, even by those not completely poisoned by the myth of Christianity, even by those who recognize the value of the Towrah, is to ignore the many hundreds of statements in Paul’s letters which demean and contradict the Towrah and focus on the few which affirm it. And even then they have to jump through hoops to justify and interpret what he wrote. I know, because I was once like them.
Moving from one false prophet to another, Muhammad never issued a single prophecy that came true as predicted. His most oft repeated claim was the Day of Doom, which he equated to the end of the world. He predicted that it would occur 500 years after his first revelation, thus in 1110 CE. He had others, the most famous of which was that in the last days rocks would talk, helping Muslims murder Jews by revealing that they were hiding behind them. And then there is the one about everyone on earth having white hair and another of women outnumbering men a thousand to one. But since one foolish statement was sufficient, I’ll spare you his moronic legacy.
Why is it then that Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike ignore this admonition? We are instructed to be vigilant and then intolerant of false messengers and messages—to be hostile to them. Ignorance of this statement has led the world into great wars and poverty, ultimately culminating with the end of the world as we know it. Associating with those who forsake Yahowah, separating themselves and their message from His Towrah—has hellish consequences.
By reviewing this prophecy, we have learned a great deal about the nature and purpose of God. Not only is there but one God, one Covenant, one Towrah, and one Way to Yahowah, He has provided the guidance we need to know Him and understand what He is offering. Equally important, He has done everything required to honor His promises. His predictions are reliable and His guidance is trustworthy. Man’s are not.
It is no coincidence that Moseh’s message was initially delivered to the Lowy, the people responsible for officiating at Yahowah’s Miqra’ey. These appointed festivals foretold and explained the means to approach God and receive the benefits of the Covenant.
We have learned that the Ma’aseyah’s words would be Yahowah’s words. So in other words, Yahowsha’ affirmed the Towrah—He did not replace it.
We also discovered that a human manifestation of Yahowah was necessary because God’s minimally diminished glory and power frightens mortal men—at least in our present state. For Yahowah to communicate with mankind in terms we would be able to comprehend, He would have to reveal Himself to us as one of us.
The Yisra’elites no doubt missed it, but when Moseh asked God to choose a man to lead them after him, His answer was prophetic:
“Then (wa) Moseh (Moseh – one who draws out) spoke (dabar) to (‘el) Yahowah ( ), saying (‘amar la): ‘Yahowah ( ), the God (‘elohy) of the Spirit (ruwach), should actually and always want to summon and appoint (paqad – should of His own volition take inventory of, genuinely evaluate and consider, assign and muster, and consistently supervise and lead (qal imperfect jussive) for all creatures to approach (la kol basar – to facilitate the approach of all flesh) an individual (‘iysh – a man or person) on behalf of (‘al – over, near, closely associated with, and concerning) the community of the enduring witness (ha ‘edah – assembly; from ‘ed – testimony; from ‘uwd – permanent and restoring), who beneficially (‘asher – on behalf of the relationship) may actually and consistently appear before their presence (yatsa’ la paneh – may genuinely descend to serve, actually come forth and consistently bring out (qal imperfect)), and who on behalf of the relationship (wa ‘asher – and who beneficially) will come before them (bow’ – will arrive and return, come and go, pursue a harvest inclusive of them, carrying them away) for them to approach and be present (la paneh – before their presence), and who (wa ‘asher – joyfully and as a blessing) will come to lead them out (yatsa’ – descending bring them out), and who (wa ‘asher – beneficially on behalf of the relationship) will lead them in (yatsa’ – extending himself to serve them), and then (wa) the community of the restoring testimony (‘edah – assembly of the enduring witness) of Yahowah ( ) will not exist (lo’ hayah) as (ka) a flock of sheep (ha tso’n – a multitude of cattle) which (‘asher) do not (‘ayn) approach (la – move toward) their shepherd who tends to their needs (ra’ah – feeding, protecting, leading, and guiding them).’
And so (wa) Yahowah ( ) said to (‘amar ‘el) Moseh (Moseh – one who draws out): ‘For you to be accompanied and approach (la ‘eth) you should genuinely accept and receive (laqah – I recommend that you choose to actually grasp hold of (qal imperative)) Yahowsha’ (Yahowsha’ – Yahowah Saves; from Yahowah and yasha’ – to open the way, to free, to save, to make safe, to defend, to deliver, to rescue, and to preserve), the son of Nuwn / the Infinite who Always Exists (ben Nuwn – the child of the perpetual and eternal, the one who continually increases and propagates i.e., the Son of I Am who Authored this Towrah and sent Yahowsha’), an individual (‘iysh – one who exists and is extant) in whom (ba ‘asher – beneficially attesting to this relationship and with whom) is the Spirit (ruwach).
So (wa) you should elect to actually focus and totally rely upon him by placing your hand on him (samak yad ‘al – of your own volition, choose to reach out and really lean on Him, acting steadfastly to completely ally with Him, rest your hand upon Him and let Him sustain you (qal perfect consecutive)).” (Bamidbar / In the Wilderness / Numbers 27:15-18)
Most English translations errantly render Yahowsha’, “Joshua,” a 17th century Anglo-Saxon corruption of the name. But then demonstrating careless ignorance or purposeful deception, the translators will render this same name “Jesus” in the “Christian New Testament.” There is no justification of any kind for doing so. It is deceptive, dishonest, and unprofessional.
It is the same name, and it is God’s name. It is Yahowsha’, not Joshua or Jesus.
While this tampering and falsification is bad news, there is good news. The Ma’aseyah was identified by name fifteen centuries before he appeared among men. And His name identifies precisely who He is while at the same time defining Yahowah’s purpose. Yahowsha’ – Yahowah-Saves – is both an identity and mission statement.
More than that, Yahowsha’s father’s name, “Nuwn” means “the Infinite One who Always Exists,” making it synonymous with hayah, which serves as the basis of Yahowah’s name. Yahowsha’ ben Nuwn is evocative of Yahowsha’ ben Yahowah.
Moseh even told us that Yahowah’s Spirit will be inside Yahowsha’ ben Nuwn and thus Yahowsha’ ben Yahowah. It is the Spirit which provides our spiritual birth into Yahowah’s family. She enables us to become the sons and daughters of God.
And let us not miss the fact that Yahowsha’ – the corporeal manifestation of Yahowah – will serve as our shepherd, guiding, protecting, nurturing, and caring for His sheep. Yahowah stands ready and able to lead us and save us, defend and deliver us, to live with us and nurture us. All we have to do to benefit is to focus our attention upon the Spirit who enables these things and then engage by relying on Him.