Ezekiel 26 Explained: Satan’s Literal Destruction

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11.May.2022 – V3 Explanation updated to better demonstrate how mankind are metaphorically portrayed devouring Satan. This also demonstrates that the beast of (revelation 13, 17, and 19 especially are literally mankind of flesh of this earth.

Brief Summary

This chapter of Ezekiel 26 peaceably shares how:

• Satan was judged and literally destroyed (V3-5, V15-21)

• The pit/Sheol/Hades were completely emptied of the dead souls that existed in it and was also literally destroyed (V8-V14).

• and that, peaceably, all who follow Satan are liable for judgement (V6)

Below is the commentary on the topic.

The actual chapter of Ezekiel 26 can be read here:
https://biblehub.com/esv/ezekiel/26.htm

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Ezekiel 26 Explained: Satan’s Literal Destruction (Commentary)

V1
The chapter begins and let’s us know it will be speaking of destruction, with the eleventh year (11) and the first (1) day of the month numerically equalling 12 (6+6).

From V1-V7, Tyre has been referred to in a singular sense, and has been addressing Satan in this chapter.

From V8-V14, Tyre takes on the form of a city, and looks to be used as an alias for Sheol (Hades).

V2
Satan (Lucifer) is referred to here as Tyre.

Satan thought he would acquire some more followers from Jerusalem and thus be replenished (this might have even been circa 70ce/ad).

V3

Ezekiel is a metophorical book, here in 26:3 it says G-d stated that many nations will rise against Satan.

This is represented just as we see in Isaiah 27:10-11, where the peoples of the nations (united land) are represented by a single calf (beast).

The calf (beast; united land) is stripping the branches of the fallen dry tree (Satan) which had been set on fire (judged) by angels (women) of any forbidden fruit remaining; 

We see this in a similar metaphorical account in Revelation 17;

The people (Revelation 17:15) of the beast (Revelation 17:16) strip Satan’s branches, and make him desolate and naked as they devour his flesh and burn him up with fire (with their judgement; being given to wickedness (Isaiah 9:18-19) and of no discernment (ref. Isaiah 27:10-11) – they unawares deem him a speechless idol that cannot teach (ref. Habbukak 2:19 ESV) as they partake of any forbidden fruit that remained. They are unaware he has come to a literal end.

We see other symbollic accounts of beasts (mankind) eating the fallen over tree (fig. Satan) dead tree carcass of Satan (Ezekiel 32:4-11).

V4
We see the aftermath of Satan being destroyed, much like in the referenced symbollic accounts – where he is left as a bare rock.

Just as he was a fallen over dry tree who was burned with fire by angels (‘women), being a snare for mankind (calf) eating any forbidden fruit that remained on the branches (Isaiah 27:10-11);

As a bare rock (barren and desolate), mankind still flock to the figurative disaster site where Tyre (Satan) once was, and be trapped in nets (judged for consuming any left over forbidden fruit).

V5
Any forbidden fruit leftover from the destroyed city of Tyre, which is now a bare rock, is deemed plunder for the nations – biblically prohibbited though (Revelation 13).

V6
All who follow Satan are liable for judgement, by the sword (word) of the Messiah (Christ) (Revelation 19:13, 19:18-20).

From V1-V7, Tyre has been referred to in a singular sense, and has been addressing Satan in this chapter.

From V8-V14, Tyre takes on the form of a city, and looks to be used as an alias for Sheol (Hades).

V7
Christ (a.k.a Nebuchadnezzar) is sent to judge and destroy Satan (a.k.a Satan).

V8-V12
Here the Messiah (Christ) is referred to as King Nebuchadnezzar, who judges both those in Sheol (Hades) and the Sheol (Hades) itself.

V13
Sheol (Hades) is now barren, and there are no songs heard in it.

Satan was literally destroyed as per the above verses (V3-V4).l, and did not go back to an empty underworld;

It is noted that sinners used to go to Sheol, and Satan was there once, until he was released and went to his judgement and destruction.

In Isaiah 14 it is noted he played a lyre and here in Ezekiel 26:13 it is noted that there is no longer any song or sound of the lyre.

V14
Sheol is now a bare rock (destroyed), and is also a place for spreading nets; the place where the dead are caught from above in the new earth after they die, and become babies on this earth.

V15-V18
Now we see Tyre refers to destroyed Satan, much like how fallen Babylon in Revelation 18 also refers to destroyed Satan also.

The people of the nations (coastlands) trembled at the day of his fall.

V19
Satan has been made a desolate city, like a city that is not inhabited (no one can take refuge in him anymore).

V20
Being a destroyed city, it says Satan was then sent with those who go down to the pit (Sheol) – that is with the dead, and that he as a desolate city, will not be inhabited (taken refuge in).

We learn in Ezekiel 32:31-32 that Satan (a.k.a Pharoah) was laid to rest where the slain go – and that ever since the pit/Sheol/Hades was emptied and thrown into and destroyed in the lake of fire; this earth is where the dead from above now come, ‘the second death’ (Revelation 20:14).

V21
The chapter ends by it confirming Satan’s destriction at Armageddon was literal;

I will bring you to a dreadful end, and you shall be no more. Though you be sought for, you will never be found again, declares the Lord God.”
Ezekiel 26:21 ESV

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Dating The End, Satan’s Destruction: By Identifying The Image And The Mark Of The Beast Etc. (Revelation 13, 17, 18).

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16.May.2022 – Updated. Section included: ‘One Day Mankind Do Not All Buy And Sell In A Unique And Prohibbited Way’. Some other section(s) strengthened. Context remains same with regard to Satan etc.

Brief Summary

This explanation of Holy Scripture peaceably dates the spiritual judgement and literal end of the created spirit god Satan (Lucifer), by placing it on a timeline with the image of the beast etc.

It places Armageddon (Judgement Day) at circa 70AD/CE (Revelation 20:9-10, 19:29-21, 29:13-15, Ezekiel 32:4-9, 32:11-12, 32:14-15).

This is done by sharing how the ‘image of the beast’ is the well known T-style crucifix which represents Tammuz (an alias for Satan/Lucifer).

The Tammuz-style crucifix was very popular and used by a dominant nation for human executions/sacrifices – especially around the time of the destruction of the second Temple in Jerusalem, Israel in 70CE/AD.

The beast and mark will also be explained to an extent.

Table Of Contents

The Return Of The Messiah (Christ) And End Was Due Circa 70AD/CE

The Image Of The Beast
• People ‘Make’ An Image Of The Beast
This is the image of [the god that used to represent] the beast (united land). It was a t-style crucifix that represented Tammuz (Satan).

The Second Beast Gives ‘Breath’ To Image And It ‘Speaks’ and ‘Kills’
The breath here represents a movement of mankind behind the image, to promote its popularity and spread on the earth, gaining membership. These men and women kill those whondo not worship the image.

‘The Mark Of The Beast’
• ‘Buying And Selling Without The Mark’

In Scripture, those who don’t recieve the mark of the beast, cannot buy and sell in a [unique] way and become very very wealthy (Revelation 13:17, 18:3, 18:11-13).

■ ‘One Day Mankind Do Not All Buy And Sell In A Unique And Prohibbited Way‘.
Mankind are allowed to understand that Satan has been judged and literally does not exist. They therefore also learn thatbthere is no real benefit to trading with certain biblically prohibbited item(s) as they had before.

The Number Of The Beast, Is The Number Of A Man; Nero Caesar’
• When translated into the Hebrew Alphabet, Nero Caesar equals 666, when the numerical value of each letter is counted together with addition.

The Beast
• We learn the beast is symbollic for people who lived on a united land (beast). The second beast (united land) leads the beast, and acts as a false prophet – deceiving mankind to align spiritually and morally with the first best (united nation), and ultimately the dragon (Satan).


The Return Of The Messiah (Christ) And ‘The End’ Was Due Circa 70AD/CE

The return of Christ involved the first resurrection and also the destruction of the temple (Matthew 24:1-2, 24:30-31, 24:34).

It places Armageddon (Judgement Day) at circa 70AD/CE (Revelation 20:9-10, 19:29-21, 29:13-15) – a time which the Messiah (Christ) likley meant he was returning to judge;

And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.”
Mark 9:1 ESV

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Matthew 25:31‭, ‬25:41 ESV

When ultimately G-d would have mankind of the earth spiritually judged, Satan destroyed, and death and Hades (Sheol) emptied and destroyed (Ezekiel 32:4-9, 11-12, 14-15, Revelation 20:10, 20:14).

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The Image Of The Beast
‘Make’

‘…the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.’
(Revelation 13:14 ESV)

The ‘image’ is the symbol of the first ‘beast’ (united lands) – that is, the ‘representation’ [god] that the beast (united land) is recorded as worshipping.

This is said as, the image of who the united lands (first beast) of Revelation 13:1, 13:4 worshipped, is the ‘dragon’, Satan.

The image that the beast made (Revelation 13:14) is the t-style crucifix which represents the created spirit god Tammuz, which is an alias for Satan (a.k.a. Lucifer).

We see this t-style crucifix today on things as common as a buildings and necklaces.

‘The united land (second beast) made an image, a representation of the first united land (first beast) – and that representation reflected whom they worship; Satan (Tammuz).’.

This is interesting as the beast looked like a lamb (e.g. projected a type of innocent holiness) however spoke like a dragon (inside was fueled by serving Satan).

Today we see this t-style crucifix frequently, it is known in the mainstream here to have links to Christendom by the world – despite its occult origins.

‘Breath And Speak’

And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.
Revelation 13:15 ESV

The image (T-style crucifix which is symbollic for Tammuz) recieved breath, so that the image would speak and cause those who did not worship it to be killed.

What this means it that the tammuz-style crucifix gained a ‘movement of mankind’ (breath), which was formed to propel [the created spirit god (Satan), whom represented the beast] it’s popularity and spread on the earth.

‘Kill’

The image would speak and cause those who would not worship it to be executed – that is, the movement of men (breath) behind the tammuz-style crucifix (image) would speak and execute those who would not convert to their religious movement.

It is well documented that execution by crucifix was popular and one of national choice even before the time of the Messiah (Christ).

Execution/sacrifice on the t-style crucifix continued in popularity for a very long time, and was likley used for related crimes such as treason and robbery.


‘The Mark Of The Beast’

Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead,
Revelation 13:16 ESV

The book of Revelation is a book filled with metaphorical prophecy, and the concept of an invisible mark is supported by the verse;

‘God…They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.’
(Revelation 22:3-4 ESV)


‘Buying And Selling Without The Mark’

‘…no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.’
(Revelation 13:17 ESV)

Without being spiritually affiliated with the world (i.e. not having the mark), no one can buy or sell in a [unique] way to become very wealthy.

In Scripture, merchants of the earth grew very, very wealthy by trading in Biblically prohibbited item(s) and way(s) (ref. Revelation 18:3, 18:11-13);

And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: the merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, and cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
Revelation 18:11‭-‬13 KJV

One Day Mankind Do Not All Buy And Sell In A Unique And Prohibbited Way

In an encouraging revealing of a pre-destined truth, Holy Scripture says that ‘as Satan was judged and then literally destroyed (Revelation 18:8, 18:2), people here are allowed to see that he is not in existence anymore, and that they are also allowed to percieve that there is no real need to buy and sell the same Scripturally prohibbited ‘cargo’, in the same [unique] though biblically prohibbited way also;

And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore,
Revelation 18:11 ESV

(Explanation: They mourn a literally destroyed Satan, as generally no one sees any real value in prohibbited cargo, as per Revelation 18:11).

‘“The fruit for which your soul longed has gone from you…’
(Revelation 18:14 ESV)

(Explanation: destroyed Satan cannot enjoy such prohibbited cargo that was traded in honor of him by fallen mankind who followed him).

‘The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off… weeping and mourning aloud,’
(Revelation 18:15 ESV)

(Explanation: coming to terms with the actual loss of a person you once loved, involves mourning).

Isaiah 16 briefly agrees here when it states;

• Prayers and rituals are thus subsequently of no real spiritual benefit to a person, or acknowledged by Satan (v.12, v.7) (kindly note such are all biblically prohibbited).
• People come to this understanding more and more (v.14).

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‘The Number Of The Beast, Is The Number Of A Man; Nero Caesar’

This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.
Revelation 13:18 ESV

The number (identifier) of [who] the beast (united land) is, is represented by the number (identifier) of a man.

In Revelation 13:18, the number is 666.

To understand whom the man is which the 666 number speaks of, a person needs to quickly check the ancient Greek manuscript/interlinear text.

They will see that it reads χξϛ – and that these Greek numerals carry the following values;

• χ represents 600, 
• ξ represents 60 and 
• ϛ represents 6.

This means that Nero Caesar as a king over the united lands, is the identifier as to who the second beast (united lands) of Revelation 13:11 is, and thus also whom propelled the image [tammuz crucifix] of the beast.


‘The Beast’

And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority.
Revelation 13:1‭-‬2 ESV

We learn that the beast is a symbollic term for mankind that populate a specific united land.

This united land (beast) is metaphorically described as emerging out of the ‘sea’ (13:1).

The sea and water are connected with mankind – including the dead who ‘reincarnate’ here from the underworld, and dwell on the land (Revelation 17:15, 20:13);

‘…“The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages.’
(Revelation 17:15 ESV)

‘And the sea gave up the dead who were in it…’
(Revelation 20:13 ESV)

‘…and the sea was no more.
(Revelation 21:1 ESV)

The beast (united land) had a total of seven kings (‘horns’).

Five kings had already reigned (one after the other). The sixth king was reigning, and a seventh would come later on (Revelation 17:9-10, 13:1).

When the beast eventually lost its sixth king, this was when beast (united land) was said to have suffered a ‘mortal wound’ (Revelation 13:3).

With the introduction of the ‘second beast’ (second united land) it’s mortal wound was then ‘healed’ (Revelation 13:3, 13:12).

This is because the second beast (smaller united land) came along, and led the first beast (united land);

Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed.
Revelation 13:11‭-‬12 ESV

The second beast (united land) had two kings (‘horns’) whom served in the place of the first beast’s one king (Revelation 13:11 ‘horns’, 17:11).

The second beast was made up of people who seek to encourage the rest of mankind to honour and align themselves with the first beast (larger united land) spiritually and to a great extent morally (Revelation 13:12).

This also means that the second beast acts as the ‘false prophet‘ (Revelation 19:20, 20:10, 13:15-17)

This second beast (united land) is a dominant, ancient nation, and these are the ones who are famous for the making and using of the ‘…image of the [first] beast…’ (Revelation 13:14) – an occult t-style cross which is a symbol for the created spirit god tammuz (Satan), and is used for public execution and inturn sacrifice.

Note:
The first beast rose form the sea (Revelation 13:1) which is typically associated with [‘reincarnated’ dead] people here, whereas the second beast rose to power from the earth (Revelation 13:11).

Despite this origin/emergence difference, these both recieved the judgement status of ‘lake of fire and sulfur’ at Armageddon, and were deemed still alive and existing on this earth even when ‘thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur’ (Revelation 19:29, 20:10).

One interpretation for this might read, ‘the sea that the first beast came from represents the large size of the first beast. The first beast might likley have consisted of the lands of the middle east.

We see these cities repeatedly referenced throughout the prophets e.g. Chaldea, Babylon (Jeremiah 22:25), Egypt (Ezekiel 32:18), Memphis (Jeremiah 46:14).

These are near the Mediterranean sea, which is also referenced in Ezekiel 28:2 as a place where Satan would dwell in the ‘heart of the sea’ (‘sea’ having a definition of ‘…Mediterranean Sea…’ as per the Strong’s Hebrew Exhaustive Concordance word number 3220).

Also, if one examines a map, they will see that the Mediterranean Sea looks like an animal of sorts in shape, with the Black Sea making up the head of a beast of sorts.

Other Support To Show The Beast Is Human

Ezekiel is a metophorical book, in 26:3 it says G-d stated that many nations will rise against Satan.

This is represented just as we see in Isaiah 27:10-11, where the peoples of the nations (united land) are represented by a single calf (beast).

The calf (beast; united land) is stripping the branches of the fallen dry tree (Satan) which had been set on fire (judged) by angels (women) of any forbidden fruit remaining; 

We see this in a similar metaphorical account in Revelation 17;

The people (Revelation 17:15) of the beast (Revelation 17:16) strip Satan’s branches, and make him desolate and naked as they devour his flesh and burn him up with fire (with their judgement; being given to wickedness (Isaiah 9:18-19) and of no discernment (ref. Isaiah 27:10-11) – they unawares deem him a speechless idol that cannot teach (ref. Habbukak 2:19 ESV) as they partake of any forbidden fruit that remained. They are unaware he has come to a literal end.

We also see other symbollic accounts of beasts (mankind) eating from the fallen over tree’s (fig. Satan) dead [tree] carcass of (Ezekiel 32:4-11).

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Isaiah 27 Explained: Satan Destroyed, People Here Later Go Upward.

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11.May.2022 – V10 expounded with support from Revelation 17:15-16 explanation

Brief Summary:

This explanation of Holy Scripture peaceably demonstrates how Isaiah 27;

• Confirms Satan’s (Lucifer’s) destruction after judgement was a literal one (v1, v10-11).

• This chapter also shows how people go upward to the new heaven and earth above this earth, after existence on this earth (v12-13)

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Isaiah 27

King James Bible

The Deliverance of Israel

1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

Explanation:
This chapter deals with the literal destruction of Satan, as we will read under verses 10-11, which include verse 1’s explanation.
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2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.

3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.

Explanation:
After Satan was destroyed,

‘Look! Israel are above on the Holy Mountain of G-d, where they do not hurt or destroy (Isaiah 56:7, 65:21-22, 65:25).

The pleasant vineyard is kept safe in this sense.
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4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.

5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.

Explanation:
Again on the Mountain (Zion), in the new heaven above, there are no Scripturally defined wicked people.
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6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

Explanation:
Israel prospers as more and more are gathered to them in the new heaven and earth above.
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7 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?

Explanation:
Israel are not struck like how the people of the nations struck them – meaning;

‘they are living in peaceful, joyous conditions in the holy city, the new Jerusalem and in the new heaven (Revelation 21:2-4).’.

Nor are Israel slain as their slayers (people of the nations) were slain – meaning;

‘the life of an Israeli who’s name is in the Lamb’s book of life (Revelation 20:13, 20:15), is typically very long like the days of a tree above in the new earth (Isaiah 65:20, 65:22).

Whereas the life of a ‘sinner’ might not be as long naturally, and may be of a lower estate (Isaiah 65:20, Ezekiel 29:14-15).’.
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8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.

Explanation:
Israel are disciplined with exile primarily from Zion the mountain in the new heaven and the new Jerusalem in the new earth.

The removal of foreign worship from their lives with their faith and observance means they have learned a lesson, turned from their sin – believing in Messiah (Christ) means everlasting life (Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1, Isaiah 28:16, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:14-16).
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10 Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.

Explanation:
Satan’s judgement which ended in his literal destruction is described here.

With Verse 1, Verses 10-11 also speak of Satan as literally being destroyed here.

■ ‘…great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent… and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea.’ (v1 ESV);

Leviathan is the dragon [and this is Satan] who is ‘slayed’ (Strong’s Concordance Hebrew word number 2026: ‘to kill, slay’).

This was at the time of Armageddon (Revelation 19:20, 20:9-10, Matthew 25:41), and his carcass was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur (Revelation 20:9-10).

■ ‘For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness…’ (v10 ESV)

Here Satan is described metaphorically as a once strong city, that is now deserted [can not be activley inhabbited] and forsaken – as he was literally destroyed.

This is very similar to how he is again described as a fallen city, that has been burned up with fire and was thus made desolate (Revelation 18:2, 18:8).

■ ‘…the calf grazes; there it lies down and strips its branches… (v11 ESV);

Mankind who worship Satan, are referred to here in prophecy as ‘wild beast(s)’ of the field.

These people (calf) feed on the deserted and forsaken Satan’s forbidden fruit (peaceably, this is not allowed Scripturally).

When a calf strips the branches – it takes the foliage/fruit.

The people (calf) lay down and this means they mistakenly feel safe worshipping the now judged and dead Satan who cannot even ‘teach’ (ref. Habbukak 2:19 ESV) – many however do not know that Satan was judged and literally destroyed and that’s why it says,

■ ‘…For this is a people without discernment…’ (v11 ESV);

Without conceit, those who take refuge in a dead, created spirit god are thus the people without discernment.

■ ‘…When its boughs are dry, they are broken; women come and make a fire of them…’ (v11 ESV);

Here, we know that spirutual angellic-type creatures dried and broke Satan by way of spiritual fire (judgement) of his boughs (main branches; his actual person).

We know that ‘Women’ is an alias for spirutual angellic-type creatures;

For example, ‘wisdom’ is the created being that became Christ (ref. Proverbs 8:12, 8:22-23, Proverbs 9:1, 9:10-11), and wisdom is referred to metaphorically as a female in Matthew 11:19, Luke 7:35;

‘The Son of Man … wisdom is justified by all her children.”’
(Luke 7:34‭-‬35 ESV)

Satan is also referred to as an immoral woman (ref. Proverbs 9:13, 9:17-18, Revelation 2:20-22, 2:24);

‘A woman of foolishness is boisterous…
That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.’
(Proverbs 9:13‭, ‬9:18 NASB2020)

So these angels were at Armageddon, together with the Messiah (Christ) whom sent fire which burned up Satan (Revelation 19:13-14, 14:10).

He is then given a ‘lake of fire and sulphur’ judgement status, and as he is a fallen, created spirit referred to as a ‘cherub’ (Ezekiel 28:14) –  he is literally destroyed (Ezekiel 28:18-19, Revelation 20:9-10).

■ ‘…therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them; he who formed them will show them no favor.’ (ESV)

With regard to their existence above in the new earth, those who partake of the now destroyed Satan the Devil’s forbidden fruit, cannot negotiate their outcome for a grander existence above on the new earth, after they die, before they get there.

Isaiah 27:10 can be seen reflected in Revelation 17:15-16.

The people (Revelation 17:15) of the beast (Revelation 17:16) strip Satan’s branches, and make him desolate and naked as they devour his flesh and burn him up with fire (with their judgement; being given to wickedness (Isaiah 9:18-19) and of no discernment (ref. Isaiah 27:10-11) – they unawares deem him a speechless idol that cannot teach (ref. Habbukak 2:19 ESV) as they partake of any forbidden fruit that remained. They are unaware he has come to a literal end. We also see other symbollic accounts of beasts (mankind) eating the fallen over tree (fig. Satan) dead tree carcass of Satan (Ezekiel 32:4-11).

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12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel. 

13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.

Explanation:
At the great judgement of the underworld (Revelation 20:13-15) (fig. Egypt), the dead (grain) are gathered and judged.

Those of Israel are fewer in number, so they are ‘gleaned’ one by one (v12) – these along with those who were scattered amongst the nations who believed, have their names written in the Lamb’s book of life;

They all enjoy life more abundant in the new earth – they do not go to the second death (the lake of fire, this earth) straight away (Revelation 20:13, 20:15).

Those who do not find their names written in the Lamb’s book of life, are thrown into the lake of fire, very quickly (Revelation 20:15).

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Ezekiel 32 Explained: The Devil And Sheol (Hades) Destroyed

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Brief Summary:

This explanation peaceably shares how Ezekiel chapter 32 speaks on the literal judgement and destruction of both Satan (Lucifer) and Sheol (Hades).

Here we learn that;
• Satan is literally dead, and unresponsive (v4-9, v31-32)
• The underworld (Sheol (Hades)) is destroyed (v15, v17) thus,
• Mankind only go upward before coming back down to this earth (v13)

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Ezekiel 32
King James Version

1 And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

Explanation:
Ezekiel 32 deals with total destruction of the Devil (Satan/Lucifer) and Sheol (Hades).

From v.14, the chapter also shows that even after ‘big sinners’ die here, they go upward to the new earth (Isa 65:20) to exist – where it speaks of ‘clear water’; the new earth (Isa 65:20).

2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.

3 Thus saith the Lord God; I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company of many people; and they shall bring thee up in my net.

Explanation:
V.3
Satan is hauled up out of sheol (v.2; ‘seas’, which refers to the deep, and in turn the pit), this is parallel with Isaiah 14:19 (‘…cast out…).

4 Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee.

Explanation:
V.4
…cast to the ground…: At this stage Satan has been cast to the ground, and this is accounted for as being after the spiritual fire (judgement) came from heaven at Armageddon, and Satan was cast to the ground (…the lake of fire and sulfur… – Revelation 29:9-10).

Here the birds nest and settle on him as a symbollic fallen tree and this indicates that these were the fallen angels who followed him whom likley endured the same judgement as he (Matthew 25:41).

The beasts are metaphorically gorging on Satan’s ‘forbidden fruit’ – however we know that this is his dead corpse here, as verses 5-6 are morbid and depict him as a dead carcass.

5 And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height.

6 I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee.

7 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.

Explanation:
V.7-8
After the dead carcass of Satan was described in verses 5-6, here we read a firm confirmation of the cessation of existence of Satan with the phrase ‘…I will blot you out…’ – this phrase speaks of complete removal (Exodus 17:14, Deuteronomy 25:17-19).

As we have read in v3-4 that Satan was cast to the ground, that happened at Armageddon with fire, and he is then described as a dead carcass – such indicates complete removal, and even still there are further supporting verses to come.

8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord God.

9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known.

Explanation:
V9.
Again speaks of Satan’s ‘destruction’ and ‘downfall’ on the earth (the lake of fire and sulfur).

10 Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall.

11 For thus saith the Lord God; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee.

Explanation:
V11
Here we see that the Messiah (Christ) was appointed to judge Satan at Armageddon.

12 By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed.

Explanation:
V12
Here those of the population who followed Satan to encamp and make war on Jerusalem, are confirmed to have been judged by Christ’s angels (Revelation 14:9-10, 18:14).

Those who followed Satan eventually perished, they were spiritually judged and designated as being of ‘lake of fire and sulfur’ status (Revelation 19:20, 20:10).

13 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the great waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them.

Explanation:
V13
Here the pride of Sheol (Hades) is destroyed, and this specific reference may be to Satan himself or those who follow.

The beasts who drink beside many waters who are ‘destroyed’ are the people of the nations who have died on this earth – after they been emptied out of Sheol (Hades), were judged, and reincarnated back to this earth (the lake of fire).

This is said as it then says, the ‘foot’ of man and the ‘hoof’ of beast (literal) will not trouble these judged people that came from Sheol (Hades) after they die.

What this means is that Sheol (Hades) (spiritual places) were destroyed in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:14) and that people who die here, never go back there, where those above figuratively walk on them with their feet and hooves.

Instead of going down, people here now go up Tot he new earth (Isaiah 65:20).

14 Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the Lord God.

15 When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I am the Lord.

Explanation:
V15
Verse 15 then confirms Sheol Hades (fig. Egypt) is destroyed.

Sheol (Hades) (fig. Egypt)  is conformed as being destroyed (Revelation 20:13), when all who were in it were emptied out and judged (Revelation 20:13, 20:15).

16 This is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament her: the daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament for her, even for Egypt, and for all her multitude, saith the Lord God.

17 It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

Explanation:
V17
12.12.15 is the date given and this is a hint and marker that the balance of the passage is post the end (judgement and destruction – 666);

12÷2=6
12÷2=6
1+5=6

=6+6+6 -> i.e. post destruction of the underworld and post Armageddon.

As Sheol (Hades) has now been destroyed, with verse 17 providing such a cue and indication; from here, the way to interpret the Holy Scriptures in this chapter is that ‘pit’/’Abyss’/’Sheol’/’Hades’ is now adapted to and read as ‘the lake of fire (this earth).

18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.

Explanation:
V18
Verses 18-30 address different nations and degrees of sinners who go to ‘the pit’ with those who are ‘slain by the sword’ – of which both terms are now adapted to ‘this earth’ (the lake of fire, the second death – Revelation 20:10).

19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty? go down, and be thou laid with the uncircumcised.

20 They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword: draw her and all her multitudes.

21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.

22 Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword:

23 Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.

24 There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.

25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.

26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living.

27 And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.

28 Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword.

29 There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit.

30 There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit.

31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord God.

32 For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord God.

Explanation:
V31-32
Here we read how the ‘dead’ body of ‘Pharoah’ (Satan) that was ‘…laid to rest…’, is to be percieved;

‘as those who come back to this earth are referred to as the dead (instead of the pit, now they go to the second death, here), the literal dead spiritual carcass of Satan that was ‘…laid to rest…’ is ‘comforted’ by the dead bodies of man kind – despite him not having consciousness, though mankind with their bodies of flesh do have breath and consciousness’.

In another place it tells us Satan’s dead spiritual body is likened to ‘a pile of “ashes” (Ezekiel 28:19), much like that of a burned up fallen city which is used to symbolise Satan (Revelation 18:2, 18:8).

The pattern is much the same with regard to the literal judgement and destruction of Satan and Sheol (Hades), with the other supportive references for context on this topic.

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Ezekiel 28 Explained: Satan’s Literal Destruction

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Brief Summary:

Peaceable chapter explanation demonstrating Satan’s (Lucifer’s) literal judgement and destruction, by placing key events in chronological order.

Ezekiel 28:18-19 address the literal judgement and destruction of Satan (Lucifer).

■ The timing of this chapter is unique.

If the chapter was in strict chronological order with regard to Satan’s demise – it would be:
v12-16 fall from heaven, v17 sheol, v8-10 inserted as also sheol, v18-19 judgement and literal destruction at Armageddon.

• Verses 8-10 especially deal with Satan in the underworld (pit/abyss/Sheol/Hades)
• Verses 12-16 then speak of the time before Satan was put into Sheol (Hades), as a prologue.
• Verse 17 then looks to resume at his time in Sheol as verses 8-10 had spoken on.
• Verses 18-19 then speak of his literal destruction, which was at the time of Armageddon.

Ezekiel 28
King James Version

1 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord God; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:

Explanation:
Ezekiel 28:1-10 (8-10 especially) deal with satan on the earth as it addresses him as ‘prince’ of Tyrus (v1).

Later, Ezekiel addresses him as ‘king’ of Tyrus, and this demonstrates when he was in heaven on the mountain of G-d (v12-v16), before his fall to this earth.

3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:

4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:

5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

6 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;

7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.

8 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.

9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.

10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.

Explanation:
Verses 8-10, deal with his time in sheol – that is what the death of the uncircumcised (people) refers to; the pit/sheol/hades (the underworld).

It calls him a man here, and in Isaiah 14:10 it links with what we are reading here (with regard to placement and time) – when it says ‘…you have become weak like us…’, i.e. like a man.

11 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Explanation:
In Ezekiel 28:11-16, we are now reading the ‘prologue’ which is Satan’s fall from the mountain of G-d in heaven, and this happened before he was thrown into Sheol (Hades) in verses 8-10.

13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

Explanation:
Verse 17 looks to touch upon his time in Sheol, as verses 8-10 had spoken of – with ‘…cast to the ground…’ being a similar reference to Isaiah 14:12’s ‘…cut down to the ground…’.

This is where Satan is found in Sheol (Isa 14:15) by his previous followers (Isa 14:10) who are also in Sheol.

These are those whom he gathered when he was not in Sheol, when he was trying to ascend above the stars (angels) of heaven on the mountain of assembly in heaven, in the far reaches of the north (Isa 14:13) – a position of authority; as this is where the stones (angels) of fire (judgement) are (Ezekiel 28:14).

***Alternate explanation on time placement of Ezekiel 28:17:
If Ezekiel 28:17 does not refer to Satan’s time in sheol; it refers to a time on earth after the heaven banishment, then sheol, up until verse 18 which speaks of time on earth and then his destruction (literal, which agrees with Revelation 18:2, 18:8, 20:10, Ezekiel 26:14, 26:17, 26:21, 32:4-9).
This is said if Isaiah 14:11 would simply be refering to his humiliation only – as it says his ‘pride’ was brought to the lowest parts (sheol). Isaiah 14:12 then says his actual person was cut down to the ground, which would then be referring to this earth. It would be only after then later in 14:15 that we see he is brought down to Sheol – only to be cast away (out) later in 14:19.

This alternate is put here as it is known that when he was in heaven, Satan could go …to and fro… on the earth, and then report back to the Lord GOD; he could be accounted for as having access to heaven in (Job 1:6-8).****

18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

Explanation:
The passage ends with Satan’s literal destruction and end – when it says;

‘…fire… it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all who saw you…. you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”
(Ezekiel 28:18‭-‬19 ESV)

This agrees with Isaiah 14:20’s:
‘You will not be joined with them in burial…’
(Isaiah 14:20 ESV)

[Explanation: you will not be in existence with them, when they are sent back to this earth (in a lake of fire and/or sulfur judgement), the second death where people are described as already dead (Ezekiel 32:22-30, Luke 9:60)].

These refer to the spiritual judgement (fire) of Armageddon (Revelation 20:9-10), where fallen spiritual creatures worthy of such a punishment literally evaporated and ceased existing on judgement.

We see this in Revelation 18:2, where spirit creatures who took refuge in the fallen satan go fall down to the ground with him, in the fire of Armageddon (Revelation 18:8, Revelation 19:20. 20:10, Mtt 25:31-32).

Matthew 25:41 explains that the fire is the same fire mankind go to – the lake of fire; ‘a judgement status in this earth’ – however, mankind are made of flesh and ‘reincarnate’ back above to the new earth (the land of the living (Psalm 27:13, Isa 65:20) after their existence here.

This more clearly expounds on and clarifies another chapter in Ezekiel 32:31-32 on how the ‘dead’ body of ‘Pharoah’ (Satan) was ‘…laid to rest…’ is to be percieved; as a pile of ‘ashes’, much like that of a burned up fallen city which is used to symbolise him in Revelation 18:2, 18:8.

20 Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

21 Son of man, set thy face against Zidon, and prophesy against it,

22 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.

23 For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know that I am the Lord.

24 And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord God.

25 Thus saith the Lord God; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.

26 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the Lord their God.

*Note: Please excuse the lack of any capital letters (especially for the Name) in the KJV text here, this is a copy and paste issue which will ideally be rectified in due course.

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

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The Beast = United Lands Made Up Of Sinful Mankind

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Sharing how the beast’ of Revelation, is a descriptive word for ‘united lands that are made up of peoples of the nations (mankind)’.

This will be done by sharing links on how the beast is linked to the sea (population).

Also sharing how mankind were judged at Armageddon, whilst being alive on this earth, and where thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, alive.

This means they didn’t have to die, in fact they stayed right here on the earth – as ‘being in the lake of fire and sulfur, means you are sinning more, especially with regard to idolatry (which is linked to the mark of the beast (Revelation 21:8).

This will be done by quickly reviewing how the beast is assosiated with, and comprised of mankind (people of the nations ref. Revelation 19:18, 19:20, 20:8, 20:10) – with Revelation 19:19-20 being the core focus.

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The Beast Is Assosiated With And Consists Of Mankind;

The ‘beast’ stands for ‘united lands’, which emerged out of the ‘sea’ of which is symbollic for the ‘people of the nations’;

And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.
Revelation 13:1 ESV

Here we see another link where the water (i.e. see) is linked with people of the nations;

‘…“The waters that you saw… are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages.’
(Revelation 17:15 ESV).

[Note: We also see

The same beast that emerged out of the sea is described as being near these ‘waters’;

And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:3 ESV.

[Note: We know the ‘beast’ is a large united land, as it is ruled by ‘heads’ which are defined as king(s) (Revelation 17:9-10), which is in partnership with ‘horns’ that are defined as other kings from other lands (Revelation 17:12-13)].

Here we see that the ‘sea’ passed away (Revelation 21:1);

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
Revelation 21:1 ESV

This happened when Armageddon took place, and mankind were judged and thrown into the lake of fire;

‘…the nations that are at the four corners of the earth… their number is like the sand of the sea…. fire came down from heaven and consumed them,’
(Revelation 20:8‭-‬9 ESV)

[Note: Revelation 20:10 then shows us the ‘beast’ was subsequently found in the ‘lake of fire and sulfur’, and Revelation 19:19 shows us that the ‘beast’ is associated with and consists of mankind (people of the nations), whom are detailed in 19:18, and these also include the ‘false prophet’ that is also consistently found with the ‘beast’ in the lake of fire and sulfur accounts (Revelation 19:20, 20:10)].

The beast (united lands) which are comprised of mankind was judged at Armageddon, whilst actually being alive on this earth, and was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, alive;

‘…These… were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.’
(Revelation 19:20 ESV)

This means mankind of fleshly bodies didn’t have to die, in fact they stayed right here on the earth – as;

‘being in the lake of fire and sulfur, is a descriptive term which means you are sinning more, especially with regard to idolatry (which is linked to the mark of the beast (ref. Revelation 21:8).

Since Armageddon (Revelation 19:19-20, 20:7-10), the earth was spiritually judged by spiritual fire, and this means the population was converted from a ‘sea’ (Revelation 21:1) to ‘lake of fire’ (Revelation 20:15).

There are those who likley do not sin as much as the armies who activley worship the memory of Satan and have not recieved the mark of the beast (alignment with the world spiritually and morally) – these faced the lesser descriptive title for their sinful status, and are designated as in the ‘plain’ lake of fire (Revelation 20:15), as opposed to the ‘…and sulfur/brimstone…’ (Revelation 19:20, 20:10, 21:8) variant, which factors in sins such as ‘idolatry’ (e.g. worship of the literally destroyed Satan/Lucifer (Ezekiel 28:18-19) who without malice, is described as a ‘silent stone’ / idol that cannot ‘teach’ (ref. Habakkuk 2:19 ESV).

Other Holy Scriptures which show that a sea, similar to that of which the beast came out in Revelation 13:1 – is linked to ‘people’;

‘Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters… “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns….’
(Revelation 19:6‭, ‬19:9 ESV)

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Isaiah 16 Explained: Satan Destroyed, People Understand.

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– 01.May.2022: explanation supported further for verses 7 and 12.
– 11, 22.May.2022: Armageddon approx. date and location removed, context remains same.
Explanation for verse 14 amended, context regarding Satan’s literal destruction remains same, date when a great deal of mankind understand he was literally destroyed is given in verse 14 (circa 3,069CE, year 7,000 approx. of the Jewish calendar – 3000 years from 69AD (which was the jewish year 3,829).

This explanation of Holy Scripture peaceably shows how Isaiah 16 states the following;

• Satan was literally destroyed long ago (v.4, v.6-7).
• Prayers and rituals are thus subsequently of no real spiritual benefit to a person, or acknowledged by Satan (v.12, v.7) (kindly note such are all biblically prohibbited).
• The knowledge that Satan was judged and literally destroyed at 69CE (year 3,829 of the Jewish calendar) is understood by many among mankind, 3,000 years later by circa 3,069CE (circa year 6,829 of Jewish calendar). (v14)

This explanation is displayed under the KJV translation which for some can be hard to read. You are welcome to perhaps see the ESV for an easier to read translation here.
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Isaiah 16 KJV

1 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

Explanation:
Isaiah 16 speaks of how the ‘Lamb’ (Messiah (Christ)) as G-d’s annointed, judged Satan (Lucifer) who here in the prophetic book of Isaiah, was referred to as ‘…the ruler of the land….’.

2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.

Explanation:
This could be a reference to how those who follow Satan as they reincarnated out of the underworld (Revelation 20:13);

‘…And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them among the countries…’
(Ezekiel 30:26 KJV)

Or more likley,

Simply how the people who followed him (Satan), are figurativly fleeing the judgement of Armageddon, where the dragon (Satan) was judged and slayed (Revelation 19:2, 20:8-10).

3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.

Explanation:
The day grows dark, just as Ezekiel’s ‘…blot you out…’, which also speaks of Satan’s literal destruction (Ezekiel 32:7-8 ESV).

‘…shelter the outcasts; do not reveal the fugitive;’
(Isaiah 16:3 ESV)

Here we also see how G-d welcomes people of the nations who seek the G-d of Israel and the Messiah (Christ) – where ‘outcasts’ whom do not want to follow the dragon seek refuge as believers in Israel instead.

We understand there are scibe and Pharisee Israelites, those whom believe are also referred to as ‘citizens’ of Israel (especially above) (Ephesians 2:12, 2:19).

The refuge here is more than likley spiritual, though technically geographical here also (re: Paul brings Gentiles who believed into the temple (Acts 21:24, 21:26, 21:28)).

We see this also on the next verse.

4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.

Explanation:
…the outcasts of Moab sojourn among you…;

Let Gentiles who seek the G-d of Israel and who believe in the Messiah (Christ), gather and stay with you daughter of Zion (re: verse 1 (Israel)) – as they seek to cease the ways of occult foreign worship (away from Satan);

if we all grasped that Satan has been literally destroyed, and faithfully observed the Holy Scriptures in correct context, we could enjoy proper Scriptural fellowship, especially in the land of Israel.

‘…be a shelter to them from the destroyer…’
(Isaiah 16:4 ESV)

Encouragement for Israel to welcome people in Spirit and truth, and be a refuge from Satan, and this looks to have lead up to Armageddon – when Satan led the nations to siege and make war on the saints.

‘…When the oppressor is no more, and destruction has ceased, and he who tramples underfoot has vanished from the land,’
(Isaiah 16:4 ESV)

This, when grasped with verse 6, is speaking of how Satan is described as essentially having turned into ashes (Ezekiel 28:18-19).

Here we see that Satan is declared as being no more now – he has ceased and is vanished from the land. This is a part of his literal destruction, the ‘ashes’ from the fire of Armageddon sufficient as a descriptive.

5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.

Explanation:
Christ had done his job at Armageddon in judging and destroying Satan (Revelation 19:2, 20:9-10, Ezekiel 28:18-19).

Now, his throne is thus established – ‘mission accomplished’.

6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

Explanation:
Here, Satan the ‘arrogant man’ (Habakkuk 2:5) is now destroyed.

In this chapter he was described as the pride of Moab, he was their representation – however we have seen in verse 4, and later that he was destroyed.

7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.

Explanation:
‘…let Moab [the people] mourn for Moab [Satan/Lucifer]…’;

Satan is destroyed, thus the Prophetic book is demonstrating this by saying ‘…mourn [his] raisen cakes…’ – (food noted as used in occult worship).

Now as per Isaiah 16:7, he is mourned as;

I will bring you to a dreadful end, and you shall be no more. Though you be sought for, you will never be found again, declares the Lord GOD.”
Ezekiel 26:21 ESV

8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.

9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.

10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.

Explanation:
In verses 10 and 12, we see Moab mourning and saddened.

G-d has punished them (re: …I have out an end to their shouting…).

Though Satan is destroyed, they continue to seek him – as they don’t know just yet.

11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.

Explanation:
G-d desires that all people be saved verse (1 Timothy 2:4).

12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

Explanation:
Those who still pray to the devil, find no response from him or visitation (re: ‘high place’).

We see that offerings such as ‘raisen cakes’ (ref. v.7) are of no use also – thus there is no correlation in occult service and rituals with regard to such being linked to spiritual benefit.

When in Sheol Satan (Lucifer) was audible hear on earth. Before Satan was released from the underworld (abyss) to go to his judgement and destruction at Armageddon here, it is recorded that he could be audibly heard on this earth, from under the ground, when he was in the underworld (pit/abyss/Sheol/Hades) in Isaiah 29:4.

He could be heard like a ‘familiar spirit’, where the Hebrew word used in the verse there (H178) has a legal definition of ‘necromancer’ and in the Exhaustive concordance a ‘familiar spirit’ – literal crafts where a medium would speak with, listen, and gain information from spirits and also the dead.

This is no longer the case as Satan was literally destroyed.

13 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time.

14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.

Explanation:

The verse likley speaks of the years of a hired worker to assist with dating when a great many of the peoples will come to the knowledge that Satan had been literally destroyed at Armageddon.

Background

As per the Law of Moses, a [native] hired worker’s [slave’s] contract expires in his 7th year (ref. Exodus 21:2).

At the beginning of the 7th year it is acceptable for the contract to end.

It is also noted that with regard to time, that the Sabbath begins at the beginning of the 7th day – at evening on the day before.

The Prophecy Interpreted With This In Mind

Verses 7 and 12 has just addressed how the previous verses such as verse 7 show us sacrifice (raisin cakes, food) and prayer would be of no use.

Such was fulfilled from Satan’s Judgement and destruction, at Armageddon 69CE (Jewish calendar year 3,829).

The verse then simply asks us to count 3 years [adapted to 3,000 years], like the years of the [native] hired worker.

Why? It is asking us to view and count time as per the commandments (e.g. hired worker/slave).

With the commandments and creativity in mind; a day is counted from evening to evening, and 69AD (Jewish year 3,829) plus 3,000 years is almost a total of 7,000 years from the date of creation on the Jewish calendar.

3 years of a hired worker (adapted to 3,000 years) [from Armageddon 69CE / Jewish year 3,829] – is when many more people will come to an understanding that Satan was judged and literally destroyed.

This would be circa 3,069CE (Jewish year 6,829) is the approximate date that many more of mankind will learn this truth.

As all the verse instructs is to count time forward with the commandments in mind until the time when the glory of Satan is known and thus esteemed less, as the truth is known – he is esteemed as a now non-existant being. The previous verses deal with the absence of Satan and the ineffectiveness of prayer.

The Jewish Years 6,500-7,500 would symbollically represent the 7th year of a hired [native] worker (slave) – considering an adoption would mean .500 – .500 would represent evening to evening when counting Jewish days.

Therefore, the Jewish year 6,829 is within the evening marker for a Jewish 7th day, just after evening the day prior.

This can be metaphorically adapted and seen as the beginning of the Jewish year 7,000 (it is the 7th year that a [Hebrew] hired worker’s contract is finished), and this is the marker for when more and more will grasp the judgement and literal destructionof Satan had taken llace circa 69CE.

This closeness to the year 7,000 is also of interest, as this closley all the way back to the account of creation in the book of Genesis.

Prophecy Summarised

Summised, this prophecy would therefore read along the lines of;

v.7 and 12 –  let Moab (the people) mourn for Moab (Satan), as sacrifice and prayer to Satan will not be of any use as of his destruction at Armageddon 69CE/AD (3,829 approx. on Jewish Calendar).
v13 – I had spoken those words of prophecy before in the past concerning Moab in other books. Crying out to Satan will be of no benefit, nor will offerings be of any use.
v14 – But now I say this; in 3,000 years of circa 69CE (circa 3,069CE) I will bring the actual percieved status of Satan (glory of Moab) to the knowledge of mankind, for what it really is;

They will learn that he has been literally destroyed, and thus they had been serving him with no discernment (Isaiah 27:11) prior, in ways that were of no real spiritual benefit at all.

He, Satan the non-existent created spirit being, will inturn be esteemed less with/by (within) his great multitude.

The remnant of those who have never served him and/or thise who have peaceably renounced Satan and any forbidden fruit he left mankind, who been saved by grace, will be few.’.

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Ezekiel 26:19-21: Satan’s Literal Destruction Explained

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11.May.2022 – A Literal Destruction section updated with Revelation 17 support

Subject Passage;

¹⁹“For thus says the Lord GOD: When I make you a city laid waste, like the cities that are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you, and the great waters cover you,
²⁰ then I will make you go down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of old, ²⁰and I will make you to dwell in the world below, among ruins from of old, with those who go down to the pit, so that you will not be inhabited; but I will set beauty in the land of the living.
²¹I will bring you to a dreadful end, and you shall be no more. Though you be sought for, you will never be found again, declares the Lord GOD.”
Ezekiel 26:19‭-‬21 ESV

This passage shows us three things;

• Satan’s destruction was literal
• Satan Is Not In The Underworld
• Satan Is Thus Not In The New Heaven and New Earth

A Literal Destruction

Verse 19 shows us his destruction, where he is described as a city laid waste, uninhabited – much like the symbolic passages found in Revelation 18, and symbolic ‘tree’ passages of Ezekiel 32:3-7, 39:4.

With this, verse 21 shows us again that Satan came to an end, and that he would never be found again, even if sought.

This is very important, as the next heading will show us that Satan was judged and destroyed on this earth in the fire of Armageddon (Revelation 20:9-10) and thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur – which is this earth here (Revelation 21:1, 15:2).

When it says in v.21 ‘…Though you be sought for, you will never be found again, declares the Lord GOD.”’ (ESV)

This stands given;

•the literal death this subject passage communicates along with supports
and thus logically,
• eventhough he was laid to rest on this earth, on this very same plane as those people in Armageddon (Rev 19:20, 20:9-10; ‘beast’ is nations) – which is where mankind of flesh are today are today (here) (ref. Revelation 20:13, 21:8); there is no communication, visitation between mankind and the created spirit god Satan who was judged and destroyed.

We again see this in a similar metaphorical account in Revelation 17; The people (Revelation 17:15) of the beast (Revelation 17:16) strip Satan’s branches, and make him desolate and naked as they devour his flesh and burn him up with fire (with their judgement; being given to wickedness (Isaiah 9:18-19) and of no discernment (ref. Isaiah 27:10-11) – they unawares deem him a speechless idol that cannot teach (ref. Habbukak 2:19 ESV) as they partake of any forbidden fruit that remained. They are unaware he has come to a literal end.

These further show us that the verse is true, and that it was a literal destruction – more support excerpts found at; http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2022/04/17/satans-lucifers-judgedment-ashes-no-more-forever-peaceably-shared/

Satan Is Not In The Underworld

Verse 20 shows us that Satan did not go to the underworld (pit, sheol, hades).

The underworld was destroyed when it was thrown into what is known as the lake of fire and sulfur, and this lake is this old earth where we are today (Revelation 20:14, 15:2, Isaiah 66:24).

In context Scripture shows us that after Satan’s judgement (literal destruction as described in the notes for verse 19 above) in the fire of Armageddon, he was thus thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur instead of the underworld (Revelation 20:9-10).

The broad plain of Armageddon which is described in Revelation 20:9-10 assists us in seeing that it was the resting place of Satan, this earth where we are today;

‘…You will fall on the open field and not be gathered or picked up. I will give you as food to the beasts of the earth and the birds of the sky.’
(Ezekiel 29:5 NIV)

‘And I will cast you on the ground; on the open field I will fling you… of the whole earth with you.’
(Ezekiel 32:4 ESV)

Why is this, why the earth (lake of fire and sulphur) and not Sheol/Hades?

After Satan’s destruction in Verse 19, it states he was to go with those who go down to the pit – however, the underworld (Pit/Sheol/Hades) was destroyed and emptied of all that was in it as we read later in Ezekiel 32:15 (Pit/Sheol/Hades fig. ‘Egypt’), and also Revelation 20:13-14; ‘a spiritual place destroyed by a spiritual firey judgement’.

As the underworld was destroyed, those who go down to the pit (deep parts of Sheol/Hades) now go here to the lake of fire, which is now known as the second death (Revelation 20:14) – a place where ‘…wickedness burns [figuratively] like a fire…’ (Isaiah 9:18 ESV), where ‘…people are fuel for the fire [wrath/judgement/wickedness]…’ (Isaiah 9:19 ESV) and this is ‘…the wrath [judgement] of the LORD…’ (Isaiah 9:19 ESV).

Isaiah 66:24 confirms such a description with similar elements within it.

The second death, is the lake of fire, and the lake of fire is this old earth [Recommended Reading: Afterlife Realities…].

We know that the [plain] lake of fire is this old earth, as those of mankind who followed Satan and fought at Armageddon here were thrown in to the [more wicked] lake that burns with fire and sulfur – without dying  (as they are reincarnated as flesh and blood, and are not spirit creatures);

When is says they were thrown into the lake, this means there was a transition and allocation of judgement description from the time of Armageddon onward, for those who recieve the mark of the beast (Revelation 19:19-20, 20:10) – the lake is also mentioned here as the second death (Revelation 20:10, 20:8).

Ezekiel 32:11-14 also confirms that the pit/sheol/hades were destroyed as deceased mankind nolonger go there anymore;

After being judged by the sword of the Messiah (Christ), these ‘beasts’ (people) ‘beside many waters’ (of many nations) are eventually destroyed here (they perish).

From here, it says not a foot of a man or the hoof of a beast will trouble them – and this refers to how people that die here are not figuratively walked on by living things here, as they are in the underworld below.

Rather once mankind perish here, their water is made clean.

It is this, and all that we have up until here, that speaks of better conditions above (Scripturally) in the new earth for mortals (Isaiah 65:17, Revelation 21:1).

This is the extent of mortal mankind’s travels – that is unless they believe the gospel and they then live forever above.

Satan Is Thus Not In The New Heaven and New Earth

With this when it says,

‘…I will set beauty in the land of the living….you shall be no more…’ (ESV)

The land of the living is a phrase for a place – being the new heaven and new earth (Psalm 27:13).

As Satan is not in the underworld but was judged and was literally destroyed in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone – this earth; he is also not in the land of the living either.

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Afterlife Realities: No Spiritual Underworld-Type Life Exists Any More.

Updated 17.Apr.2020 – ‘Recommended Reading’ updated, first recommendation.
                                    – Updated title of Recommended Reading link inserted ‘And’
Updated 22,28,30.Apr.2020 – 3rd and 4th paragraph inserted. ‘What are the afterlife outcomes we can expect’ section revised, better accuracy. Reference included. ‘Created spirits were destroyed’ section: extra explanation with more references included.

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A Confirmation The Underworld Was Destroyed

There is no spiritual existence in an underworld with satan or any fallen angellic being, or demon that is accounted for in any Holy Scripture, since death (how we all die individually) and hades (the spiritual underworld that death leads to) surrendered (‘…gave up…’) the dead that filled them both over to judgement (Revelation 20:13).

Death and Hades were then thrown in to the lake of fire, and were from that point on deemed dissolved (with regard to how the reincarnation process works) and destroyed by the fire (context regarding spiritual places, burned up by spiritual fire; 2 Peter 3:7, 3:10-12) – Sheol/Hades thus forfeiting it’s rights over the dead; the lake that burns with fire was then declared to be the second death (Revelation 20:14, 21:8).

Ezekiel 32:22-30 states that after this happened in (Ezekiel 32:15), mortal people who sin (’caused terror’) and who died above in the new earth (‘the land of the living’), then come back down to this earth, the lake of fire (as since the pit/Sheol/Hades was thrown into the lake of fire (this earth) and destroyed (Revelation 20:14). This progression is how the prophetic books are interpreted)).

Ezekiel 32:12-15 states that when ‘beasts’ (men who came from the underworld; the pride of Sheol Hades (fig. Egypt)) on this earth, they never go back down (as it has been destroyed); as it then says, the foot of man and the hoof of beast (literal) will not trouble these judged people from sheol hades that are on the earth (lake of fire) any more – in the sense that sheol hades (spiritual places) were destroyed in the lake of fire (Rev 20:14) and these people never go there (the underworld underneath this earth), where with perspective those on this earth figuratively could be seen as walking on them with their feet and hoves if they were below in Sheol Hades; instead of going down, people here now go up (Isaiah 65:20).

Ezekiel 32:15 then confirms Sheol Hades (fig. Egypt) is destroyed and ‘desolate’ (ESV), much like how Ezekiel 29:11-12 poetically confirm it is ‘uninhabbited’ and a ‘desolation’ for ‘forty years’ (‘forty years‘ a biblical length of time signifying ‘completion’ (ref. Numbers 32:13) – thus, ‘completely uninhabited and a desolation’)).

Same Plane: This Earth

Matthew 25:31-33 tells us that all the dead (i.e. of the underworld; pit/Sheol/Hades) were to be judged and then sent either to the new earth above (v.34) if they passed in judgement, or of they did not pass in judgement; to the same eternal fire (the lake of fire and/or brimstone) where Satan and his fallen angels were to be judged (literally destroyed) forever and ever (v.41).

The fire is on the same plane (level) for both spirit creatures and mankind – this is said as Satan’s destruction came about at the fire of Armageddon, where he was thrown into the lake of fire, and this was on the land where he laid rest (Ezekiel 29:5, 32:4, 34:4, Revelation 20:9-10).

The fire of Armageddon in the lake of fire represented (re: literal spiritual destruction for spirit beings (Revelation 18:2, 18:8-9 re: spirits trapped in a burning city), whereas to mankind the lake of fire represents wrath/judgement (sinful conditions – ref. Isaiah 9:18-11) as expressed as symbollic fire.

Further this entire old earth is also described from the perspective of space, with no underworld to be noted at all in Revelation 15:2, after it resembles the lake of fire – it says;

And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.
Revelation 15:2 ESV

Explanation;
• The Sea (the terrestrial level, where the pre-judged population are)
of glass (they are covering the earth, like a flat sheet of glass)
• mingled with fire (they have all been judged),
• G-d’s people who are ressurected from the dead, are standing outside the earth (the lake of fire and brimstone) to the side of it – seperate;

This illistrates the lake of fire and brimstone.

Created Spirits Were Destroyed

On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven, in heaven, and the kings of the earth, on the earth. They will be gathered together as prisoners in a pit; they will be shut up in a prison, and after many days they will be punished.
Isaiah 24:21‭-‬22 ESV

Created spiritual being(s) such as Satan (Lucifer) were destroyed at Armageddon when spiritual fire (judgement) came down from heaven, and he was thrown into the Lake of fire and brimstone (Ezekiel 28:18-19, Revelation 20:9-10, 19:2, 19:20, Isaiah 24:21-22). The rest of the spirit creatures whom were in the underworld (Sheol Hades) perished in the spiritual fire of the lake of fire (Revelation 20:13, 20:15);

‘…fire…consumed you…turned you to ashes…you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”’
(Ezekiel 28:18-19 ESV).

(Recommended Reading: ‘Satan’s (Lucifer’s) Judgedment: Ashes, And No More Forever (Ezekiel 28:18-19 Peaceably Shared).’.

We read that both spirit creatures and mankind were imprisoned together in the underworld (pit/Sheol/Hades) until judgement in Isaiah 24:21-22.

We then read that this happened around the time of Armageddon at the great judgement (Revelation 20:9-10, 20:13-15), when the underworld was emptied into the figurative lake of fire (this earth).

With this, we learn that the underworld (which is a spiritual place), was emptied, made desolate and destroyed in Ezekiel 32:15, as this earth (the lake of fire) has now become the place where mankind who have died above on the new earth are sent (ref. Ezekiel 26:19 re: reincarnation). Thus the spiritual creatures that aligned them selves with Satan also were literally destroyed as a consequence in the spiritual fire which symbolically represents the judgement of G-d. The fact that no communication or even visitation can be had with any spirit creature today is in support of this.

The Living Here Went To The Lake Of Fire And Brimstone Without Dying.

The lake of fire and brimstone is a classification/descriptive term for all who worshipped the beast and its image, and recieved the mark of the beast (Revelation 19:20, 20:10, 14:9-11).

The people who were actually living on the earth at the time of Armageddon at the great judgement, are also referred to as ‘dead’ despite being alive (ref. Luke 9:60) – that is, they were ‘those who are subject to death’ (as per the Greek word G3498’s legal usage according to Strong’s concordance).

These are thus referred to as the dead that the ‘sea’ gave up (Revelation 20:12) – they were actually alive on the earth though judged at the same time and simply re-classified/described as being in the lake of fire and brimstone.

A live transition of status from lake of fire, to lake that burns with fire and sulfur – as these recieved the mark of the beast (Revelation 19:20).

The Dead Of The Former Underworld Went To The Lake Of Fire

Revelation 20:13 tells us that the dead (spirit people) from the spiritual underworld (sheol/hades), faced judgement outcomes which were;

a) the lake of fire, being this old earth where (we are now)
or
b) the new earth above, if their name was written in the Lamb’s book of life (Revelation 20:15).

What Are The Afterlife Outcomes We Can Expect At Judgement?

The lambs ‘book of life’ is the end of the matter for all (Revelation 20:15); if a person’s name is not written in it, they are described as designated and allocated to and for the lake of fire and/or sulfur – where;

• if they die here in the lake of fire and brimstone, and they recieved the mark of the beast and sinned quite alot; such people’s names are not in the book of life.
They exist for a potentially long time above, though are not as blessed in the new earth above (ref. Isaiah 65:20; re: ‘…sinner…accursed…’), before ‘reincarnating’ back to the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15, 21:8).

or,

• if they did quite well (good deeds, and even believing the gospel (Romans 10:9-10)) on this old earth (the lake of fire), if they also peacably repented of the mark of the beast or never received it at all – and then they die here; their name is likley found written in the Lamb’s book of life.
Such people can perhaps exist for a potentially long life of up to circa 1,000 years according to commentary on Isaiah 65:20 (ref. IBN Ezra on Isaiah 65:20), which is more blessed.

This outcome still requires such a person to be ‘reincarnated’ back to the lake of fire here after such, into a body of flesh though.

This is because when they where above in the new earth – they were mortal.

This is what it means when it says these need ‘payment’ for the water of life (ref. Revelation 21:6).

Technically, they did not believe in G-d and in Messiah (Christ) (Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1) and observe the law of Moses (Romans 3:31 ESV) when they were in the lake of fire, before their long lifespan in the new earth above; they did not obtain grace (Acts 15:11) at their judgement which would mean a ressurection to everlasting life without end  in the new heavens and new earth (Isaiah 28:16, Ephesians 2:22, John 3:14-16).

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Satan’s (Lucifer’s) Judgedment: Ashes, And No More Forever (Ezekiel 28:18-19 Peaceably Shared).

22.Apr.2020 – Further content provided, supports added.
24.Apr.2020 – Included reference ref. Ezekiel 39:4
02 & 05.May.2022 – Included reference ref. Isaiah 29:4 and ‘Satan (Lucifer) Could Be Heard Even When He Was In Sheol’, ‘Supportive References’ section updated with Ezekiel 28 chapter explanation provided by link.
15/05/2022 – ‘Satan…Could Be Heard’ section updated. Overall context of Scripture remains same with regard to Satan, however this section applies to when the Satan was able to move on the earth instead of when he was detained in the pit/Sheol.

Subject Passage

‘…I brought fire out from your midst; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all who saw you.
(Ezekiel 28:18 ESV)
&
All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”
Ezekiel 28:19 ESV

The fire spoken of here is that of Armageddon (Revelation 20:9-10).

It resulted in satan being judged and being turned to figurative spiritual ‘ashes’, and what these figurative ashes do represent is literal ‘destruction’; an unresponsive, immobilised state for the created spirit god.

How do we know? From the full scope of Holy Scripture.

The texts reflect reality, and even account for how there is no more communication with any spirit creature, or even the dead.

The context with regard to the literal end of satan is shared here, complete with references.

Supportive References:

(click to review explanation of chapter/passage in context)

Ezekiel 26
I will bring you to a horrible end and you will be no more. You will be sought, but you will never again be found, declares the Sovereign LORD.” – Ezekiel 26:21 NIV
Ezekiel 28
‘…fire…consumed you…turned you to ashes…
you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”’ (Ezekiel 28:18-19 ESV)
Ezekiel 32
‘…your destruction among the nations…on the day of your downfall.’ (Ezekiel 32:9-10 ESV)
• Isaiah 14
‘…the rod…is broken…kill your root…’ (Isaiah 14:29-30 ESV)
• Habakkuk 2
‘…silent stone…’ which cannot ‘…teach…’ (Habakkuk 2:19 ESV)
• Revelation 2
‘sickbed/sleeping bed’ (Revelation 2:22 ESV)
• Revelation 17
‘…desolate…naked…burn her up with fire…’ (Revelation 17:17)

– whereby he is no longer an active spirit.

Back to the Subject Passage – Ezekiel 28:18-19:

When the verse says ‘…on the earth in the sight of all who saw you.’ (ESV) – this is again speaking of the beast, all the kings of the earth, and the false prophet who deceived the nations at Armageddon. These were present on the earth at Armageddon (Revelation 20:7-8, 20:10, 19:19-20, Matthew 25:41).

Language note:
According to Thayers, the Hebrew word (H665) which is translated here as Ashes, can represent ‘purification’ and also ‘insignificance’ amongst others.

When the next verse goes on to say that satan ‘…shall be no more forever…’ (ESV) this tends to agree with ashes in the destructive sense, so ‘insignificance’ with regard to inactivity is more fitting here.

The passage in Ezekiel continues in the same way here – when it says;

All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”
Ezekiel 28:19 ESV

Phrases such as ‘…a dreadful end…’ and ‘…be no more forever…’, are a confirmation and indicator that the above more defined explanation of this passage of Ezekiel, is the actual end judgement of satan the devil (Lucifer).

Revelation agrees when it also says that his judgement is forever;

‘…thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur…tormented day and night forever and ever.’
(Revelation 20:10 ESV, see also Mtt 25:41)

When balanced with the other prophetic books referenced from the Bible above, we can learn that Satan’s judgement was not one where he is to ‘swim in a lake of fire and sulfur forever….’ – rather his judgement is as explained above, with the lake of fire and brimstone (sulfur) representing judgement.

Satan (Lucifer) Could Also Be Heard

And you will be brought low; from the earth you shall speak, and from the dust your speech will be bowed down; your voice shall come from the ground like the voice of a ghost, and from the dust your speech shall whisper.
Isaiah 29:4 ESV

We know that Satan (Lucifer) was active and in communication with mankind (Gen 3:1-4, Mtt 4:5-11).

He could be heard like a ‘familiar spirit’, where the Hebrew word used in the verse there (H178) has a legal definition of ‘necromancer’ and in the Exhaustive concordance a ‘familiar spirit’ – literal crafts where a medium would speak with, listen, and gain information from spirits and also the dead.

We know that fallen familiar spirits and the dead used to function audibly from the ground (raised up) in the account of when king Saul raised dead Samuel via a medium in 1 Samuel 28:7-20;

‘…divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.’
(1 Samuel 28:8 KJV)

Nowdays since Armageddon and the spiritual firey judgement that came of it (Revelation 20:9-10) – Satan can nolonger be found, or heard as his end was literal;

‘…You will be sought, but you will never again be found, declares the Sovereign LORD.”’
(Ezekiel 26:21 NIV)

‘…fireconsumed you…turned you to ashes…you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”’
(Ezekiel 28:18-19 ESV)

a ‘…silent stone…’
(Habakkuk 2:19 ESV)

The Lake Of Fire Means Judgement And Literal Death To Spirit Creatures.

The spiritual fire in the lake of fire and sulfur represents judgement (wrath), and renders all spritual creatures destroyed literally.

They are inactive, uncommunicable, judged, and destroyed – whereas fallen mankind are simply reincarnated here in bodies of flesh.

Ezekiel 32 and Revelation 18 confirm this amongst others.

Ezekiel 32:4 speaks symbolically of Satan as a destroyed tree. Birds (all spiritual creatures) of the air settle on his branches. Beasts of the field (all fallen mankind) gorge on him (feed on his carcass – ref. Ezekiel 39:4).

Revelation 18 also speaks of Satan as being destroyed here – except he is symbolically spoken of as a fallen burned up city in this chapter. Demons (spiritual), Birds (spiritual – ref. Mark 13:26-27, Revelation 19:14, 19:17), Angels (spiritual), are dwelling in him (a burned up city). These are all spiritual creatures like Satan, and thus are literally destroyed together in the firey spiritual judgement of Armageddon which has rendered the city fallen, burned up, and destroyed (Revelation 18:8).

Mankind are not made of spiritual bodies, but are rather made of fleshly bodies here. Those who have recieved the mark of the beast, are described as also dwelling in Satan (taking refuge in him, aligned/worshipping him, and do what is detestable (v.2)). Such people are deemed to be allocated as being in the lake of fire and sulfur (Revelation 20:10, 21:8, Matthew 25:41).

What do these two chapters mean?

The destroyed tree is the fallen burned up city – this is the judged and destroyed Satan (Lucifer). The birds that settle (take refuge) on the tree are the birds and spiritual creatures that settle in the burned up city – these are all fallen spirit creatures which are judged and literally destroyed along with Satan as they followed him (Ezekiel 32:7-8).

The beasts of the field who figurativley feed on Satan’s (Lucifer’s) [destroyed] carcass are mankind (Ecclesiastes 3:18) who are aligned with the world spiritually and thus ultimatly with the now destroyed Satan who instilled such forbidden fruit with mankind.

These are those who dwell in the fallen burned up symbollic city – they are all fallen people on this earth who are flesh and blood.

These are ‘perishing’ – that is, ‘as they are not made of spiritual matter, if they continue in their way, they eventually die here and they are then mortals above who do not tend to have a natural lifespan that is as generous as those who do not align themselves spiritually with the world, as such ultimately renders praise to [the now literally destroyed] Satan’ (Isaiah 65:20; ‘sinner’). They never go to a spiritual underworld ever again.

We know this is true from the time of Satan being blotted out and ‘destroyed’ (Ezekiel 32:7, 32:9, Revelation 20:10 ESV).

From then, Death (the literal just in time death process) and Sheol Hades (the underworld, a spiritual place) were destroyed and rendered inactive when thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:14).

Ezekiel 32:12-15 states that when ‘beasts’ (men who came from the underworld; the pride of Sheol Hades (fig. Egypt)) on this earth, they never go back down (as it has been destroyed); as it then says, the foot of man and the hoof of beast (literal) will not trouble these judged people from sheol hades that are on the earth (lake of fire) any more – in the sense that sheol hades (spiritual places) were destroyed in the lake of fire (Rev 20:14) and these people never go there (the underworld underneath this earth), where with perspective those on this earth figuratively could be seen as walking on them with their feet and hoves if they were below in Sheol Hades; instead of going down, people here now go up (Isaiah 65:20).

Ezekiel 32:15 then confirms Sheol Hades (fig. Egypt) is destroyed and ‘desolate’ (ESV), much like how Ezekiel 29:11-12 poetically confirm it is ‘uninhabbited’ and a ‘desolation’ for ‘forty years’ (‘forty years‘ a biblical length of time signifying ‘completion’ (ref. Numbers 32:13) – thus, ‘completely uninhabited and a desolation’).

These who recieve the mark of the beast, are thus those who do not have their names written in the Lamb’s book of life (Revelation 20:15).

Later we see that people realise that Satan (Lucifer) has been literally destroyed, when it says they ‘…will stand far off… (Revelation 18:9-11 NIV).

Many however still seek his forbidden fruit, which makes way for the luxurious lifestyles that only they can gain by buying and selling in a [unique] way (Revelation 13:7).

These deal in biblically prohibbited trade (Revelation 17:12) – however one day, they realise such biblically prohibbited trade is not mandatory given Satan is destroyed – they no longer trade as they did, it says;

‘…no one buys their cargo anymore…’ (Revelation 18:11 ESV).

In Closing

This full scope approach to explaining the Holy Scriptures is the only one that can assist a person with this topic with certified references provided.

When reasoning it, it also addresses and answers how;

• there is literally no communication, visitation, with satan the created god or any other spiritual angellic-type creature, demon, or any dead humans for that matter at all.

Such were staples of the occult, with listed professions/arts (mediumship, necromancy, divination and the like) that correspond to such spiritual communication as listed in Deuteronomy 18:10-12. And accounts are provided throughout the Holy Scriptures.

Without malice, if a person attempts to explain away this point, they can tend to come across as a member of a typical corrupted mainstream ‘Pentecostal’ church who also explains away the fact that a believer here is no longer able to produce outward miracles and signs of any kind in a biblically legal manner – it says,

‘…the moon will not give its light…’
(Matthew 24:29 ESV)

Reasoning that one might hold could be alone the lines of;

‘If a mainstream church explains away miracles, and if I explain away how there has been no spiritual communication, visitation from any spirit being for circa 1,950 years; then surely accounting for the judgement and literal destruction of Satan, Sheol/Hades, and any other fallen spirit being that took refuge in him and was judged in like manner – is of great value and importance.’

This explanation also shows how;

• any pagan or occult rituals and practices that a person might undertake, have no correlation or true spiritual value in reality with regard to any fallen created spiritual god/being.

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

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Afterlife Realities: No Spiritual Underworld-Type Life Exists Any More.

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2022/04/17/afterlife-realities-no-spiritual-underworld-type-life-exists-any-more/

G-d No Longer Allows Outward Miracles Or Signs By His Holy Spirit, But Does Allow Believers To Become Born Again Here.

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/12/26/g-d-no-longer-allows-outward-miracles-or-signs-by-his-holy-spirit-but-does-allow-believers-to-become-born-again-here/

The Formula Of Baptism Explained – (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:38)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/12/the-formula-of-baptism-explained-matthew-2818-20-acts-238/

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There Is No Violence: ‘…eye for eye…’, ‘…tooth for tooth…’ (Proverbs 24:29, Matthew 5:38-39, Ramban)

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Brief Summary

Explaining how in both the Old Testament (Tanakh) and the New Testament that the well known phrases ‘…eye for an eye…’ and ‘…tooth for tooth…’ etc. do not instruct a person to retaliate with violence.

Rather, the Tanakh (Old Testament) is typically speaking of reimbursement of medical expenses, and the New Testament encourages one to go even higher by forgiving an enemy and not demand such medical expenses or be litigious etc.

This agrees with other verses such as from the book of Proverbs which encourage kindness to enemies.

The commandment of stoning will also be touched upon and Holy Scripture will show how a stone cannot really be thrown – especially for one seeking everlasting life without end at his/her resurrection.

If Read Incorrectly, Sin Can Arise

If read in a mistaken way, phrases like ‘eye for an eye’, ‘tooth for tooth’, and measure for measure – can result in a sinful, violent lifestyle filled with anger.

Here’s a portion of a commandment which features some of these famous phrases;

But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
Exodus 21:23‭-‬25 NIV

Peace In The Old Testament

Verses from the Tanakh (Old Testament) which give insight into how one is instructed to be peaceable with people – including emenies are;

Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done.”
Proverbs 24:29 ESV

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,
Proverbs 25:21 ESV

The New Testament Explains How To Understand The Old Testament (Tanakh) Commandment

The New Testament explains how to interpret these phrases which can easily be misunderstood on first glance, further – where one is instructed to not be of a violent manner;

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Matthew 5:38‭-‬39 ESV

Explanation: ‘You have likley heard and/or read the commandment – however what it really means is that if someone slaps you on the right cheek, do not go and seek to then slap him on his right cheek (i.e. ‘eye for eye’ if misunderstood).

Rather, be peaceable instead and do not demand damages or be litigious – despite you being lawfully and technically allowed.

Instead, go higher and exceed in your good conduct by forgiving your enemy just as G-d forgave you when you believed in Messiah (Christ) and repented (Ephesians 4:32) – that is, G-d forgave all your offences and dismissed the legal penalties due for each one;

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 4:32 NIV

‘by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands….’
(Colossians 2:14 ESV)

This is what it means by the expression ‘turn to him the other cheek also’; it means forgiveness and such exceeding in conduct/righteousness (ref. Matthew 5:19-20).

This instruction does not cancel the commandment we have just read in Exodus 21:23-25 with regard to reimbursement of medical expenses etc.

It does however assist a person with the approach – which when applied, assists one in Scripturally exceeding the conduct that perhaps traditionally might be displayed and advised by a dear scribe or Pharisee who does not yet believe in Messiah (Christ).

Ensuring best practice of observance is the role of a Rabbi, and who better than the King Rabbi Messiah (Christ) to speak on such (ref. John 12:49)!

Now that we have the instructed approach of how one is to be peaceable in response to someone who might have sinned against us, we can further understand the passage(s) from the law of Moses which feature phrase within the commandment such as ‘…eye for eye…tooth for tooth…’ (Exodus 21:23‭-‬25 etc.).

A believer is considered a disciple of Christ (Messiah), and one is to observe the instructions he has left (Isaiah 50:10, John 14:15);

‘Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them… teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you… Amen.’
(Matthew 28:19‭-‬20 KJV)

What Do They Say?

In this instance, Scribes and Pharisees who comment on Holy Scripture – such as ‘Ramban’ and perhaps ‘Rashi’, state that this commandment and its’ well known phrases perhaps actually relate to medical expenses and the like, and not violent retaliation ( ref. www.sefaria.org/Exodus.21.24?ven=The_Contemporary_Torah,_Jewish_Publication_Society,_2006&vhe=Miqra_according_to_the_Masorah&with=Ramban&lang=bi&aliyot=0 )

This reimbursement would also perhaps cover loses from being out of work during healing and the like.

Such authorities and commentators should be listened to, weighed, and observed soberly (ref. Matthew 23:1-3) – soberly, as all born of man’s seed here are prone to making errors and sinning (ref. Ecclesiastes 7:20, Leviticus 4:22).

Peace, What About Stoning etc.?

It is true there is the death penalty in the law of Moses for serious offences, and stoning is one such penalty;

‘…with stones… On the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses… The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death…’
(Deuteronomy 17:5-‬7 ESV)

Once Messiah (Christ) was revealed in the earth, and he spoke on these matters, he did not cancel them – but rather undertook the role of a Rabbi and put a criteria on such a matter that is in agreement with the full scope of Holy Scripture;

Christ stated that the witnesses who are to be throwing the first stones, must be without sin;

And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”
John 8:7‭ ESV

As Ecclesiastes 7:20 states that there is not even one just man on the earth who does good and does not sin. Such essentially means that all men born of a man’s seed here are not perfect, and thus have a sinful nature (sin being found within such).

A believer seeking everlasting life without end, which is now available and freely given to all who believe in G-d and in Christ (Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1) – is also instructed to not live a life of violence (ref. Matthew 25:52).

Hoping it is fruitful with you. Shalom.

May the holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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The Formula Of Baptism Explained – (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:38)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/12/the-formula-of-baptism-explained-matthew-2818-20-acts-238/

How Habakkuk 2:19 And Ezekiel 28:15 Show Isaiah 28:16’s ‘…precious cornerstone…’ Is The Messiah (Christ), And Not The Torah.

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/10/05/how-habakkuk-219-and-ezekiel-2815-show-isaiah-2816s-precious-cornerstone-is-the-messiah-christ-and-not-the-torah/

Israel The Servant; Man (Singular) Or Nation (Plural)? – Key Verse By Verse Explanation, From Isaiah.

‘…Here is the brief, linked summary of the subject verses which are covered here in this article;

• Isaiah 41:8-9 – Nation (plural)
• Isaiah 43:10 – Nation (plural)
• Isaiah 44:1-2 – Nation (plural)
• Isaiah 44:21 – Nation (plural)
• Isaiah 45:4 – Nation (plural)
• Isaiah 48:20 – Nation (plural)
• Isaiah 49:3 –  Messiah (Christ) (singular)
• Isaiah 49:5 – interpretation included in Isaiah 49:3 explanation.
• Isaiah 49:8 & 42:6 – Messiah (Christ) (singular)
• Isaiah 50:10 – Messiah (Christ) (singular)
• Isaiah 52:13 – Messiah (Christ) (singular)
• Isaiah 53:10 & 53:11 – Messiah (Christ) (singular)
• Christ’s/Messiah’s resurrection in Isaiah 53…’

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/07/02/isaiah-one-man-and-not-a-nation-verse-by-verse/

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How The Devil Is Unresponsive And Immobilised Forever.

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[Brief summary only. Updated to be more concise etc. 24.01.22]

[Brief summary, No More Underworld, We Only Go Up, ‘Everlasting Life and Reincarnation’ – updated where words are in green to be more concise etc. 13.04 APRIL.22]

[‘We Only Go Up’ – updated where words are in blue to be more defined 15.04 APRIL.22]

Brief Summary

■ Brief Summary

Showing how the devil (satan/Lucifer/devil/Jezebel ref.Isaiah 14:12 KJV / Revelation 2:20, 2:22) and all his angels are no longer responsive, but are instead unresponsive and immobilised (e.g. frozen) forevermore.

This is because all unclean spirits and spirit gods were judged by G-d. The devil was judged for perpetuating sin, even as far back as at the time of Adam and Eve (Isaiah 14:16, Ezekiel 28:15-19, Romans 5:12, Matthew 25:41 [eternal fire is prepared for devil and his angels], 2 Peter 3:7 [‘fire’ representing the spiritual judgement to the sky (spirits) and the earth (mankind) here.]).

Habakkuk chapter 2 is a chapter which amongst other things addresses the judgement of the devil (satan).

Habukkak 2:3 states his judgement would happen near the ‘end’ of the world (which was a spiritual judgement).

The devil was once referred to as a ‘greedy’ and an ‘arrogant man’ (Habukkak 2:5 ESV).

This chapter then closes in the sense that ‘judgement has been completed on the earth’;

Habukkak 2:20 states that the earth should be ‘quiet’ in the presence of the LORD, as he is not a created spirit god (e.g. the devil) who was just referred and compared to a ‘mute’ / ‘lifeless stone’ (Habukkak 2:19 NASB2000/ESV) that is unresponsive (frozen) and thus cannot ‘teach’ (e.g. cannot function, has no authority) (ref. Habakkuk 2:19 ESV).

It states that the people of the earth Labor (in a sinful way) for wrathful judgements, and it is all for nothing;

Behold, is it not from the LORD of hosts that peoples labor merely for fire, and nations weary themselves for nothing?
Habakkuk 2:13 ESV

– it is for nothing as;

• this old earth is known as the second death (the lake of fire) (ref. Revelation 20:14), the last place for those who have died in the new earth above before they are judged and ideally go back up for existence,

• the worship of the devil is of no gain here, as he has been judged.

The torment that he undergoes day after day in the lake of fire is that of being spiritually mute, Immobilised on a ‘sickbed’ (Revelation 2:22), as a silent stone that cannot teach (ref. Habakkuk 2:19) forevermore (ref. Revelation 20:10). He and his spirits are spirit and the fire is a judgement which mutes spiritually.

The torment that mankind experience in the lake of fire is sin, and spiritual muting;

there are no longer mediums or necromancers who can talk to the actual dead (1 Samuel 28:8-15) or divining spirits/demons (Acts 19:15, Acts 16:16).

These Scripturally prohibbited deeds were actual professions, and are listed as things G-d detests (ref. Deuteronomy 18:10-12).

Holy Scripture then goes on to share with us how the devil has since been emptied out of the underworld which is referred to as his ‘tomb’ (Isaiah 14:19 ESV), and that he is now no longer mobile but still on a ‘sickbed’ (ref. Revelation 2:20) in the [spiritual component] of the lake that burns with fire – due to him being judged. It is in this state that he is tormented this way forever more (Revelation 20:10).

Revelation 12:12 tells us that the devil knew that he would be judged, and this is why he activley ruled and encouraged mankind into sinning extensively in a ruthless manner;

‘…But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”’
(Revelation 12:12 ESV)

He helped mankind with high positions of authority, and it was perhaps around this time when he gave them power and his throne to rule, that he was judged and thrown to in the lake that burns with fire (ref. Luke 4:5-8, Ephesians 6:12, Daniel 3:3-7, Matthew 12:24, Exodus 12:12, Revelation 20:10).

It was here that he was then described as a silent stone that cannot teach, who is immobilized on a sickbed (ref. Habakkuk 2:19, Revelation 1:20 ESV).

No More Underworld

Further, since the great judgement (Revelation 20:11-15) there is no longer an ‘underworld’ after death.

This is confirmed in Revelation 20:15;

Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:14 ESV

This means that no one can speak to the dead anymore by way of mediums etc. – a biblically prohibited deed (ref. Leviticus 19:31), as we see in 1 Samuel 28:8-9, 28:11-16.

This is said as death and Hades (the underworld) were emptied (Revelation 20:14), all of the dead were subsequently judged (Revelation 20:13) – along with the devil and his angels being judged also, them being rendered unresponsive and/or frozen (Habukkak 2:19, Revelation 1:18, Matthew 25:41).

‘…This is the second death…’ (ref. Revelation 20:14 ESV) – means that this old earth is referred to as the lake of fire, the place where mankind go after they perish (die) above in the new earth.

We Only Go Up

Nowdays, when people die here on this earth, instead of going ‘downstairs’ – they go upwards to the new heaven and new earth, if they pass a certain benchmark of criteria with regard to their deeds here (Isaiah 65:17, 66:22, Revelation 21:1, 20:12, 20:15).

‘…This is the second death…’ (ref. Revelation 20:14 ESV) – means that this old earth is referred to as the lake of fire, the place where mankind go after they perish (die) above in the new earth, or if they did not have enough faith or good deeds here whilst in the lake of fire – their judgement this sends then straight back here to the lake of fire (Revelation 21:8).

People here are judged after they die as per Revelation 20:12, 20:15, as this is the judgement for the dead. On this earth we have atleast one Scriptural reference which states unbelieving people are described as the ‘dead’ (Luke 9:60) and are thus subject to the judgement which means mortality; long life above or another life here. Believer’s are graced with everlasting life and thus suffer no condemnation (Romans 8:1) – meaning grace results in immortality, and with this, their good deeds follow them (Revelation 14:13).

Descriptives for this lake of fire are found in Isaiah 9:18-19, 66:24, Revelation 14:28. These feature similar elements in them (e.g. smoke, fire, wickedness, rebellious etc.) and confirm the link with Revelation 20:14 and 21:8 as being this earth which is the place people go after they die above.

Those above who are able, can go out and look down from above upon mankind here in this earth who are typically described as wicked (Isaiah 66:24, Matthew 24:12).

Everlasting Life And ‘Reincarnation’

Believers in G-d and in Messiah (Christ) live forever without end above (Isaiah 28:16, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:14-16, Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1).

Those who do not believe in Christ might live a long life on the new earth above – depending on their judgement.

If a person did not have enough faith or good deeds here whilst in the lake of fire – their judgement this sends then straight back here to the lake of fire (Revelation 21:8).

Lifespan is said to be up to as much as almost 1,000 years in the new earth above, by way of Holy Scripture and commentary (ref. Isaiah 65:20, IBN Ezra on Isaiah 65:20).

For those who do not believe, after they eventually die above, they are sent and born back here (John 9:2, 1:21, Revelation 21:8).

This [old] earth is known as the ‘Lake that burns with fire’ (Revelation 20:14) – which is a figurative stagnant lake that represents this earth where people have been judged and sin a lot;

For wickedness burns like a fire…
the wrath of the LORD…
the people are like fuel for the fire…
(Isaiah 9:18‭-‬19 ESV)

No More Outward Miracles, No More Unclean Spirits

Since the great judgement (Revelation 20:11-15), the Holy Scriptures state that there are no longer any legal miracles that can be preformed – it says;

‘…the sun be darkened [the context of the gospel and what Christ instructed will be hard to hear in correct balance], and the moon shall not give her light [G-d will not give His Holy Spirit for outward miracles]…’
(Matthew 24:29 KJV, with explanation in [brackets])

What is interesting here, is that in this physical realm, there are no more miracles allowed by the power of G-d on one hand;

Whilst on the other hand, in the spiritual realm here, there is also a spiritual muting, where the unclean spirits have been rendered unresponsive/frozen/not active, the devil is included with these (ref. Habakkuk 2:19, Isaiah 14:20, Revelation 2:20, Ezekiel 28:16, Revelation 18:2).

Despite these facts, the gospel is still honored forever;

‘…everlasting gospel…’
(Revelation 14:6 KJV)

The Overwhelming Scourge

There is a spiritual-type of phenomenon known as the ‘…overwhelming scourge…’ (Isaiah 28:18-19 ESV), which is also referred to as ‘…the power of the air…’ (Ephesians 2:2 ESV).

The Scriptures state that satan the devil was in charge of such here;

‘…the prince of the power of the air…’ (Ephesians 2:2 KJV)

It is this spiritual type of phenomenon that the apostle Paul writes about in Romans 7:18-24;

For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
(Romans 7:19‭-‬20‭, ‬7:24 ESV)

What this means is that this overwhelming scourge can make a believer do something they do not want/intend to do (e.g. an aparent sinful deed) – however if this is the case, it is not the believer’s fault for the sinful deed itself, as Isaiah confirms this phenomenon will ‘beat down’ a believer (i.e. make them stumble if/whenever it passes through);

‘…when the overwhelming scourge passes through, you will be beaten down by it. As often as it passes through it will take you…it will be sheer terror to understand the message.’
(Isaiah 28:18‭-‬19 ESV)

Really hoping all good things go well with you, and that it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen, created Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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69CE/AD – The End Has Been, And Christ (Messiah) Returned Again (Spiritually) Long Ago.

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16.May.2022 – Updated. Explanation reinforced with more references from Matthew 24. Same overall Scriptural context with regard to the end of the world having already taken place.

Brief Summary

Sharing how Holy Scripture tells us that the ‘end of the world’ would be circa 69CE/AD.

The Messiah (Christ) said that he would return within circa forty years of circa 30AD/CE, and that even the temple in Jerusalem would be destroyed around this time.

Messiah (Christ) Said That He Would Return Within Forty Years Of 30AD/CE

Just as the temple was said to be destroyed within 40 years, so too was the return of the Messiah, and also of the first resurrection of the elect saints (believers).

‘…the buildings of the temple. …Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”…
(Matthew 24:1‭-‬2‭ ESV)
‘…they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory….
And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
(Matthew 24:30-31 ESV)
Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
Matthew 24:34 ESV
(also see Mark 13:1-2, 13:26-27, 13:30)

In Matthew 24:1-2, 24:30-31, 24:34, the Messiah (Christ) is recorded as having told us that some of the generation whom were with him, would still be alive to see and/or be present for the following things;

• the return of the risen Messiah (Christ) for;
• the first resurrection of the faithfully righteous (Revelation 20:4-6), and
• the destruction of the second Temple in Jerusalem (Revelation 20:7-10) etc.

These things are accounted for as all having happened when Christ would return in Matthew 24:1-2, 24:30-31, 24:34.

The first resurrection as mentioned above happened before the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, which happened circa 69AD/CE.

This event is referred to as Armageddon (Revelation 20:7-10).

If one cares for finer detail when reading Revelation chapter 20 – 1,000 years is allowed to be translated as a day (ref. 2 Peter 3:8) – like ‘a day hold in prison’. This might assist you in interpretation.

Mark 9:1 And The ‘Spiritual’ End Of The World

Peaceably, Mark 9:1, Matthew 16:28, Luke 9:27 agree further when they also state that Christ (Messiah) would return before the generation that he had spoken with would pass away;

And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.”
Mark 9:1 ESV

One such disciple from that generation who would still be alive here at the second coming of Christ (Messiah), was mentioned in John 21 – where it says;

‘…“Lord, what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?…
So the saying spread abroad among the brothers that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?” This is the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true.’
(John 21:21‭-‬24 ESV)

The return of the Messiah (Christ) was spiritual like ‘lightning’;

For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Matthew 24:27 NIV

Lightning (G796) in Matthew 24:27, just as the angel that appeared back at the tomb where the resurrection of the Messiah (Christ) took place, had an overall appearance that features the same Greek word (G796) in Matthew 28:3 which is translated into English as lightning;

His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
Matthew 28:3 NIV

The second return of Messiah (Christ) perhaps being circa 70 AD, was at time period of the destruction of the second Temple – within a biblical generation (40 years) as per Mark 9:1, Matthew 16:28, Luke 9:27.

The devil having been being ‘buried’ (Isaiah 14:20), on a ‘sickbed’ (Revelation 1:20), described as a silent, ‘lifeless stone’ that cannot even ‘teach’ (Habukkak 2:19 ESV), and rendered unresponsive and immobilised in the lake that burns with fire (Revelation 20:10) and thus ‘destroyed’ (Ezekiel 28:16 NIV) – at this time (Armageddon).

What about a peaceful earth and the return of the Messiah where he would rule on earth?

Peaceably, such is not found in the Holy Scriptures.

What one will find though is that the correct interpretation is that ‘peace can be found above in the new heaven and new earth (Isaiah 65:17, Revelation 21:1), where there is even a new Jerusalem’ (Revelation 21:2) which is incredibly large in size (Revelation 21:16-17). This is where the Messiah (Christ) rules mercifully, as well as from heaven on behalf of G-d. There are many other nations in the new earth whom sadly did not believe when they were in this old earth, however they benefit from the goodness which flows from new Jerusalem (Revelation 21:24, Zechariah 14:9, 14:17-19).

This thus means that any concept of what ‘judgement day’ represents, must be seen as spiritual here, as the new heaven and new earth are actual places above where there is genuine peace (ref. Isaiah 65:17, 65:25), and this [old] earth is a place where sin and lawlessness are rampant;

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:15 KJV

‘For wickedness burns like a fire…Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts the land is scorched, and the people are like fuel for the fire; no one spares another.’
(Isaiah 9:18‭-‬19 ESV)

And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
Isaiah 66:24 KJV

The End Of The World Was A Long Time Ago

With Holy Scripture telling us that the Messiah (Christ) would return a very long time ago during the generation he was then speaking with on this earth during his walk (Mark 9:1, Matthew 16:28, Luke 9:27), we can come to an understanding that the actual [spiritual] ‘end of the world’ and judgement day has also taken a very long time ago as well.

Revelation 20:11-14 describes the great judgement of all the dead who were awaiting judgement just prior to the end, as is Matthew 25:31-33, 25:41, 25:46, and Ezekiel 32:4-15 perhaps tells us this all happened within a very short time period.

It is referring to the emptying of these dead people from underworld for judgement, and also the ‘destruction’ of the underworld (aka. Death, Sheol, Hades, The Pit etc.) which was rendered void, mute, and obsolete as it was thrown into this earth (the lake of fire);

Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.
Revelation 20:14 NIV

This earth (lake of fire) is now the last stop, as there is not any underworld.

A person goes upstairs for existence (Isaiah 65:17, 65:20).

Believer’s in Messiah (Christ) are graced with everlasting life instead of mortality above, and this is why the gospel (good news) is referred to as ‘…the everlasting gospel…’ (Revelation 14:6 KJV), forevermore.

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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G-d No Longer Allows Outward Miracles Or Signs By His Holy Spirit, But Does Allow Believers To Become Born Again Here.

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Brief Summary

As sin is rampant, and as G-d’s people have broken covenant with Him, and as the Messiah (Christ) has already spiritually returned a very long time ago (Mark 9:1), and as the great judgement has taken place (Revelation 20:11-15); G-d has instead withdrawn His Holy Spirit with regard to His people (now including believers In Messiah (Christ)) performing outward miraculous signs and wonders.

‘…the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,’
(Mark 13:24 KJV also see Matthew 24:29)

Explanation: Here, the sun represents Christ and how the actual context of the gospel has been distorted and since adopted by many on mistaken terms.

The moon represents G-d not giving His Holy Spirit for the purpose of outward miracles.

Verses such as the following also confirm such;

As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
John 9:4 NIV

John 9:4 and 11:9-11 show us that ‘light’ and inturn ‘day’ speak of the ability to perform miracles such as when the faithful king Messiah (Christ) healed the blind man (John 9:1-6).

Later he went to raise his dear friend Lazarus from the dead (John 11:9-11), after speaking yet again about it still being possible to work (do outward miracles) then even at the eleventh hour when it was so close to the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, and his second coming a little later on, perhaps say around circa 70 AD (Mark 9:1).

Concerning end times and the [spiritual] desolate end here in the sense of righteousness and outward miracles, Scripture agrees again with there being perhaps no more anointing thereonwards for new believers to perform outward miracles, by G-d’s Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) – where it says in Revelation;

‘and the light of the lamp will not shine in you any more,…’
(Revelation 18:23 – Clearer Translation)

Disclaimer: With this, be wary of any spiritual apparitions and visions here also.

Scripture tells us that the Holy angels, and all those above in the new heaven and new earth, can look down on this earth, and are amazed at rebellious mankind – the people who populate this earth today;

“And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”
Isaiah 66:24 ESV

This is the last verse of Isaiah, and it has just followed the creation of the new heaven and earth (which are both above us) in verse 22 before it.

As all the Holy beings look down and view us from above, and G-d will no longer give His Holy Spirit to mankind for the purpose of outward miracles (Mark 13:24 KJV, Matthew 24:29), judgement has taken place. This should be taken as a cue to deem any visions or spiritual apparitions as of a ‘satanic nature’ – and this comes about from the phenomenon known in Holy Scripture as the ‘overwhelming scourge’ (Isaiah 28:18-19, Romans 7:19‭-‬21), which is essentially antagonistic and a cause of much trial in this life for a believer. This is the safe approach, supported by Holy Scripture.

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■ What Miracles And Spiritual Things Exist Today?

To facilitate the everlasting gospel (ref. Revelation 14:6), as per the New Covenant (Jer 31:31), those who believe in Messiah (Christ; Isaiah 42:6, 49:8), recieve a [figurative] new heart to in turn be open/inclined to G-d’s good commandments, and are caused/enabled by G-d’s Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) to observe His good ways (Ezekiel 36:26-27, 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). They are desirous of what is defined as Holy and good (ref. Romans 7:12).

This is referred to as being born again (born from above) (John 3:3) – and although there are no ‘fireworks’, this van be described as organically soveriegn in nature.

There is a spiritual-type of resistance in this world that a believer is highly likley to come across, and this phenomenon is referred to as the ‘overwhelming scourge’ / ‘spirituql wickedness in high places’ (Isaiah 28:18-19, Ephesians 6:12), which is given mention in Romans 7:19‭-‬21.

This wicked, spiritual overwhelming scourge phenomenon still exists here.

The born again newness (desire to do what g-d has instructed etc.) is only found by believing in G-d and in Christ (Messiah) (Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1) and is essential to see the kingdom of G-d (John 3:3, 3:5).

In a believer’s life here, the resistance mentioned (spiritual wickedness in high places) forms part of the trials that a believer must endure through (James 1:2-4, 1 Peter 1:6, John 16:33, Revelation 14:9 and 14:12).

There are no outward miracles / spiritual encounters that are biblically allowed to be accessed here in this earth;

‘…the moon [G-d] shall not give His light [His Holy Spirit to mankind here for miracles]…’
(ref. Matthew 24:29)

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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How The Devil Is Unresponsive And Immobilised Forever.

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The Gift of Tongues Defined And Shown No Longer Active, Scripturally.

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/11/the-gift-of-tongues-scripturally-defined/

How Is The ‘Christian’ Baptism A Commandment Endorsed By Moses And Torah Law?

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Brief Summary

This explanation of Holy Scripture shares how what might be known as the ‘Christian baptism’ is actually as per Torah Law (the Law of Moses), and is therefore not adding to Torah Law in any way when Holy Scripture is read in correct context.

Begin

When read well, Isaiah states that all should honor G-d and also obey His servant who He had sent;

‘Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the voice of his servant?…’
Isaiah 50:10 ESV

With this and when read well, Moses writes in the Torah (the Law of Moses) that people are to listen to his servants (‘prophet'[s])), and whoever does not listen to such a servant will be punished;

“The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen
And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him.
Deuteronomy 18:15‭, ‬18:19 ESV

We know that Isaiah was certainly a prophet sent by G-d, and he then also wrote that whoever believes in G-d’s servant (referred to as a ‘precious cornerstone’) – will live forever (at resurrection), but whoever does not will continue continue be mortal and perish;

‘… a precious cornerstone… ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’
Then your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand…
Now therefore do not scoff, lest your bonds be made strong; for I have heard a decree of destruction…’
(Isaiah 28:16‭, ‬28:18‭, ‬28:22 ESV)

We have further confirmation in the book of Ephesians that the servant being spoken of here as a ‘precious cornerstone’ in Isaiah – is the created, risen Messiah (Christ);

‘…Moshiach Yehoshua himself being the ROSH PINAH…’
(Kehilah in Ephesus 2:20 OJB)

‘…Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,’
(Ephesians 2:20 ESV).

Now that chain of Holy Scripture has been linked to the commandment in Deuteronomy 18:15-19.

We can see that G-d’s servant being the created Messiah (Christ) has instructed that individuals be baptised in water with their faith;

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19‭-‬20 NASB2020

Immersion in water (baptism) represents;

an appeal to G-d for a good conscience (1 Peter 3:21)

seeking G-d’s sovereign help along the way as they now desire to walk in His good commandments. This is also referred to in Holy Scripture as refreshing and renewal which is promised to all who believe in Christ (1 Peter 3:21, Acts 15:8, 3:19 NASB, 2 Cor 5:17 KJV, Ezekiel 36:26-27, John 14:1, Isaiah 50:10). This refreshing newness comes from God and is effected by His Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh). It is part of what is known as the New Covenant (Jer 31:31-34, Ezekiel 36:26-27)].

• a type of seal and/or good deed by way faithfully following an instruction (ref. Mark 16:16);

‘…believe in God, believe also in me.’
(John 14:1 KJV)

Is This Baptism Adding To The Torah?

Peaceably, no.

A baptism (aka. ‘mikveh’) as per the instructions found in Matthew 28:19-20, as they were given by G-d’s servant the Messiah (Christ), and this is in agreement with Deuteronomy 18:15-19 in that a personnis to listen [and in turn do] whatever he says.

We can also sight a commandment/statute that is also not found specifically in any place in the first five books of the Bible (the Torah) – being the fast of Esther and what is known as ‘Purim’, a statute that was written much later after the days that Moses walked the earth (ref. Esther 9:26, 9:28, 9:31-32).

Hoping it is fruitful with you. Shalom.

May the holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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The Formula Of Baptism Explained – (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:38)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/12/the-formula-of-baptism-explained-matthew-2818-20-acts-238/

How Habakkuk 2:19 And Ezekiel 28:15 Show Isaiah 28:16’s ‘…precious cornerstone…’ Is The Messiah (Christ), And Not The Torah.

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/10/05/how-habakkuk-219-and-ezekiel-2815-show-isaiah-2816s-precious-cornerstone-is-the-messiah-christ-and-not-the-torah/

Israel The Servant; Man (Singular) Or Nation (Plural)? – Key Verse By Verse Explanation, From Isaiah.

‘…Here is the brief, linked summary of the subject verses which are covered here in this article;

• Isaiah 41:8-9 – Nation (plural)
• Isaiah 43:10 – Nation (plural)
• Isaiah 44:1-2 – Nation (plural)
• Isaiah 44:21 – Nation (plural)
• Isaiah 45:4 – Nation (plural)
• Isaiah 48:20 – Nation (plural)
• Isaiah 49:3 –  Messiah (Christ) (singular)
• Isaiah 49:5 – interpretation included in Isaiah 49:3 explanation.
• Isaiah 49:8 & 42:6 – Messiah (Christ) (singular)
• Isaiah 50:10 – Messiah (Christ) (singular)
• Isaiah 52:13 – Messiah (Christ) (singular)
• Isaiah 53:10 & 53:11 – Messiah (Christ) (singular)
• Christ’s/Messiah’s resurrection in Isaiah 53…’

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/07/02/isaiah-one-man-and-not-a-nation-verse-by-verse/

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Messiah (Christ) Sends A Healed Leper, To Encourage Corrupt Authorities To Observe The Commandments (Matthew 8:1-4 Explained).

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Brief Summary

This explanation of Holy Scripture shares how there were typically no miracles being carried out by the priests and authorities in the second temple in Jerusalem by the power of G-d’s Holy Spirit.

This was because the authorities typically practice occult foreign worship (ref. Ephesians 6:12, Mark 11:27-29, Matthew 12:24, 2:27) – in a similar manner to how they also did in the past even before then (ref. Ezekiel 8:5, 8:7-10, 8:14-15, 8:16-17, 2 Kings 1:3, 1:16, Malachi 1:10).

The King Messiah (Christ) however, was allowed to practice miracles and works by the Holy Spirit of G-d (Isaiah 48:16 NIV) – as he was completely faithful and observant.

In the account of when he healed an unclean leper, this miracle was something that the priests likley hadn’t seen in a very long time – such miracles left them confounded (ref. John 9:26-27).

With the man now miraculously healed, he was told to offer a ‘gift’ according to the Law of Moses (ref. Leviticus 14:1-32) directly to the priests, to complete the gift/offering part of the commandment.

When the priests/authorities had seen the man healed of leprosy, and that he was being observant as per the Law of Moses (Torah) with regard to bringing the gift/offering to the priest – this also could likley serve as an opportunity for the priests to regain a fresh appetite for the commandments, and see the value in strict, faithful observance.

Table Of Contents

Interpretation
About Corruption And Miracles
No More Outward Miracles Allowed By G-d’s Holy Spirit Today

This explanation will also in turn show that both faith and works (observing the law of Moses) are what is expected of both G-d and the Messiah (ref. Romans 3:31 ESV, James 2:26).

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Subject Passage:

1 When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. 
2 And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” 
3 And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 
4 And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them.”
Matthew 8:1-4 ESV

Interpretation

Corruption amongst the priests and other authorities existed in the time of the second temple (ref. Ephesians 6:12, Mark 11:27-29, Matthew 12:24, 2:27).

There was even prohibited money changing inside the temple (ref. Matthew 21:12-13)

By the Messiah (Christ) sending the man that he had miraculously healed of unclean leprosy to the temple, to give a gift to the priest as per the law of Moses (ref. Leviticus 14:1-32), this also served as an effective way to correct and encourage the priests inside the temple to see the benefit of strict, faithful observance.

This is said as the culture, priests, and authorities are generally and sadly known for their corruption – they were deliberately sinning and even engaging in foreign worship (ref. Mark 11:28-29, Ephesians 6:12, Matthew 12:24, 2:27).

About Corruption And Miracles

If corruption exists amongst G-d’s people, Holy Scripture tends to show us that G-d ceases dealings with deliberate sinners, and instead He favours the few humble and righteous left in the land (ref. Psalm 18:26);

‘…there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word…’
(2 Kings 1:16 ESV)

This can be seen in practical accounts such as those of;

• Ezekiel, where G-d had shown him how the people were engaging in sinful practices such as idolatry and occult pagan worship (ref. Ezekiel 8:5, 8:7-10, 8:14-15, 8:16) – even the kings of Israel (ref. Ezekiel 8:17; ‘House of Judah’) etc.

• Elijah was a faithful person and G-d used him to speak words of correction to a then sinning king of Israel. This was in a time when Israel was described as having no G-d, because He was not pleased with the people engaging in foreign worship practices and the like (ref. 2 Kings 1:3, 1:16).

• The Messiah (Christ), continually performed miracles. The corrupt chief priests and authorities continually asked how such miraculous works were being done (ref. Mark 11:27-28, John 9:26).
They asked because they themselves were typically prone to practicing forbidden foreign occult worship, and thus not able to do the same positive life giving healing works (ref. Mark 11:28-29, Ephesians 6:12, Matthew 12:24, 2:27).

We can also see the example of obedient Jonah outside of the land of Israel;

• G-d dealt through obedient Jonah to appeal to the sinful people of Nineveh to repent of their lawless practices (ref. Jonah 3:4, 3:8).

No More Outward Miracles Allowed By G-d’s Holy Spirit Today

‘…the sun [Christ] be darkened [with his message], and the moon [G-d] shall not give her [His] light [Holy Spirit for outward miracles]…’
(Matthew 24:29 KJV, explanation in [brackets])

Today, Holy Scripture confirms that;

a) The context of the gospel and what the Messiah (Christ) actually represents would be hard to find out – overall on this earth, it is tyoically darkened.

and that,

b) G-d does not give His Holy Spirit to mankind for the purpose of outward miracles, such as healing (ref. John 9:4-5, whilst healing a blind man ref. John 9:6-7)

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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The Approach; Believing And Doing – (Romans 3:28, 3:31, 4:11)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/06/25/the-approach-believing-and-doing-romans-328-331-411/

The Gift of Tongues Defined And Shown No Longer Active, Scripturally.

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/11/the-gift-of-tongues-scripturally-defined/

1 Corinthians 7:1 – ‘Not To Touch The Opposite Gender…’ (Negiah)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/07/16/1-corinthians-7-1-kjv-not-to-touch-the-opposite-gender-negiah/

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How Habakkuk 2:19 And Ezekiel 28:15 Show Isaiah 28:16’s ‘…precious cornerstone…’ Is The Messiah (Christ), And Not The Torah.

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Brief Summary

This explanation of Holy Scripture aims to show how the precious ‘cornerstone’ that Isaiah 28:16 tells us to believe in for everlasting life without end at resurrection (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18), is the created Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach) (Ephesians 2:20).

This is done by showing how Habakkuk 2:19 speaks of the devil (satan/Lucifer/Jezebel ref. Isaiah 14:12 KJV, Revelation 2:20, 2:22) as a ‘lifeless/mute stone’ (Habakkuk 2:19 ESV/NIV), after his ‘burial’ (Isaiah 14:20) in the lake that burns with fire forever and ever (ref. Revelation 20:10).

This explanation is relevant, as a popular rebuttal to the interpretation of Isaiah 28:16-22 is that it is speaking of the Torah as what is to be believed in.

To an extent such an interpretation is true – in that Deuteronomy 18:15-19 instructs one to believe G-d’s prophets. Isaiah is one such prophet and he tells us to believe in another prophet, Messiah (Christ) for everlasting life without end(Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1, 3:16, Ephesians 2:20).

Whilst a believer is to uphold the Torah (the Law of Moses; ref. Romans 3:31 ESV, Psalm 119:160), this explanation will show how Isaiah 28:16-22 is speaking specifically of the created Christ (Messiah) – instead – on this occasion, and therefore is useful in confirming his identity from the fuller scope of Holy Scripture.

Table Of Contents

Isaiah 28:16, 28:18 Speaks Of Messiah (Christ) As A Precious Cornerstone.
Habukkak 2:19 Speaks Of The Devil As A Lifeless Stone:
Ezekiel 28:15 Speaks Of Angellic-Type Beings Described As Firey Stones That Are Associated With Justice/Gaurding:

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Begin

Isaiah 28:16, 28:18 Speaks Of Messiah (Christ) As A Precious Cornerstone;

‘…a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’
Then your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand…’
(Isaiah 28:16‭, ‬28:18 ESV)

How Do We Know That Isaiah 28:16, 28:18 Speaks Of Messiah (Christ) As A Precious Cornerstone?

Whilst the verses from Habakkuk and Ezekiel will assist us in seeing that a stone can represent a created being, Ephesians 2:20 is the clearest verse which confirms the ‘cornerstone’ mentioned in Isaiah 28:16, 28:18 – is Messiah (Christ).

It says,

‘…Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,’
(Ephesians 2:20 ESV).

Matthew 21:42 Speaks Of The Messiah (Christ) As Being The Cornerstone Of Isaiah 28:16:

Matthew 21:42 speaks of the messiah (Christ) as being the ‘cornerstone’ of Isaiah 28:16;

Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “ ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?
Matthew 21:42 NIV

Matthew 21:42 also speaks of the ‘…builders…’ who ‘…rejected…’ the stone (Messiah), and this is also a reference to the same chapter again being Isaiah 28, where in verse 14 and 22, it speaks of ‘scoffers’ – those who did not believe in Christ (Messiah) at that time, and how by not believing their bonds to death (Isaiah 28:18, 28:22) and in turn bonds to wickedness (Isaiah 58:6) are strengthened instead of loosed;

‘…covenant with death…’
(Isaiah 28:18 NIV)

‘…the bonds of wickedness…’
(Isaiah 58:6 ESV)

Habukkak 2:19 Speaks Of The Devil As A Lifeless Stone;

“See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness— Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’ Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’ Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver; there is no breath in it.”
Habakkuk 2:4‭, ‬2:19 NIV

How Do We Know That Habakkuk 2 Is Speaking Of The Devil As A Lifeless Stone?

Habakkuk 2:4 and 2:5 refer to satan, as it speaks of a puffed up ‘arrogant’ man – just as Isaiah 14:13-14 speaks of the devil as being arrogant;

“Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.
Habakkuk 2:4 ESV

and in Isaiah,

‘You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ But you are brought down to… the far reaches of the pit.
Isaiah 14:13‭-‬15 ESV

He would thus be brought down to the deepest part of death (sheol) [ref. Strong’s Exhaustive G3411], which is known Hades;

Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
Isaiah 14:15 KJV

Of which we also see a hint of in Habakkuk 2:5;

‘…he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied…’
(Habakkuk 2:5 KJV)

[Note: The Hebrew word translated as ‘man’ here ‘gerber’ (Strong’s Hebrew Concordance word number H1397) can also refer to a ‘mighty’ [spirit type being], or even a ‘warrior’ if the root word ‘gabar’.;

The devil (a ‘lifeless stone’) was buried in a ‘burial’ on a ‘sickbed’ (Revelation 2:20 ESV), in the Lake that burns with fire forever (ref. Revelation 20:14) – and is thus unresponsive and immobile.

Further,

Ezekiel 28:15 Speaks Of Angellic-Type Beings Described As Firey Stones That Are Associated With Justice/Gaurding;

‘…guardian cherub…. on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked… the midst of the stones of fire.’
(Ezekiel 28:14‭, 28:16 ESV)

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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There is No trinity – John 1:1

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/06/23/there-is-no-trinity-john-1-1/

‘…to give his life as a ransom for many.”‘ – (Matthew 20:28 Explained)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/26/to-give-his-life-as-a-ransom-for-many-matthew-2028-explained/

‘Under vs. Uphold’ – The Law Of Moses And You.

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/08/under-vs-uphold/

‘Why Is The New Testament Written In Greek And Not Hebrew?’

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/15/why-is-the-new-testament-written-in-greek-and-not-hebrew/

Luke 11:5-9 Parable Explained: The Gospel Is Eternal – Even After The End Of The Age, Everlasting Life. – (Updated)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/05/12/luke-115-9-parable-explained-the-gospel-is-eternal-even-after-the-end-of-the-age-everlasting-life/

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Not To Cook Or Consume Dairy And Meat Together: Boil Means Cook, And This Is Safe.

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Brief Summary

This explanation of Holy Scripture will share a commandment that appears three times in the Bible.

The commandment reads ‘a young goat shall not be boiled in its mother’s milk’.

The major interpretation of this commandment is that ‘meat and dairy should not be cooked or eaten together’, and when it says ‘boil’ this means to cook – throughout the Bible.

With the interpretation of the scribes and Pharisees, reasoning on both Scripture and a potential rebuttal – we will see that the commandment should be taken seriously as per its interpretation, and that with perspective it is of little effort to uphold once grasped.

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

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Table Of Contents

Introduction To The Commandment
The Interpretation According To The Scribes And Pharisees
Are We Sure The Commandment Is About Food, And Not About A Pagan Occult Sacrificial Ritual Instead?
Boiling Is Cooking, And Not Necessarily Pagan Occult Sacrifice
Meat And Milk Are Also Used As A Metaphor, Which Speaks Of Easy And Hard Bible Studies, And How They Should Be Kept Separate, For Certain People.
What Does This All Mean?

Potential Rebuttal And Response:
Further Responses To Various Objections:


Introduction To The Commandment

There is a commandment that appears three times in the Bible and initially it essentially instructs us to ‘not boil meat in milk’ – it reads as follows;

“The best the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of the LORD your God. “You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.
Exodus 23:19 ESV

The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of the LORD your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.”
Exodus 34:26 ESV

“You shall not eat anything that has died naturally. You may give it to the sojourner who is within your towns, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. “You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.
Deuteronomy 14:21 ESV

The Interpretation According To The Scribes And Pharisees

There is a great weight here that tells us that the written commandment is indeed dealing with prohibited mixed foods, cooking methods, and in turn the forbidden consumption of meat and dairy.

In this instance, this commandment has been interpreted both cautiously and responsibly by the scribes and Pharisees – people who have Scriptural authority to speak on such matters;

‘Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do…’
(Matthew 23:1‭-‬3 NIV)

The interpretation briefly reads that ‘any mixture of meat and dairy is forbidden to eat, as is the cooking of it together forbidden’.

Briefly, this forms part of what is known as ‘Kashrut’, a set of dietary laws pertaining to the kosher foods that Jews are permitted to eat, and how those foods are to be prepared according to Jewish law.

Are We Sure The Commandment Is About Food, And Not About A Pagan Occult Sacrificial Ritual Instead?

If we review each of the three places that this commandment is featured, one can see that Exodus 23:19 and 34:26 both speak of ‘firstfruits’ which deal with food items, before it speaks of the meat (a ‘young goat’) that should not be boiled in its mother’s milk.

Deuteronomy 14:21 also speaks of food before giving the commandment to not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.

It are these sightings that might perhaps assist a person in seeing that this commandment is speaking with regard to food related matters initially as the common denominator – just by reading the verses as they are.

Boiling Is Cooking, And Not Necessarily Pagan Occult Sacrifice

With this, if we ‘boil’ this typically means we are cooking – and thus ‘boil’ does not necessarily relate say a pagan occult offering.

This is seen in places such as;

‘…bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil…’
(Exodus 16:23 NIV)

‘…meat raw or boiled…’
(Exodus 12:9 NIV)

‘…the meat was being boiled’
(1 Samuel 2:13 NIV)

Meat And Milk Are Also Used As A Metaphor, Which Speaks Of Easy And Hard Bible Studies, And How They Should Be Kept Separate, For Certain People.

In the New Testament (Brit Chadasha), the prohibition against meat and milk is used as a metaphor when it speaks of how different teachings – being milk (the basic gospel message) and meat (more advanced spiritual topics such as the ‘overwhelming scourge’ (ref. Isaiah 28:18-19 ESV, Romans 7:20-24 more can be read on this here [www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/21/you-are-not-sinning-they-are-the-enemy-isaiah-28-romans-7-ephesians-6/ ]) should be kept separate from new believers / those still seeking refreshing from G-d (ref. Acts 3:19 NASB) – as they are not yet ready for advanced lectures on spiritual matters;

Subject Passage:

But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?
1 Corinthians 3:1‭-‬3 ESV

Here we see milk and solid food mentioned together.

The Greek word used in this verse when it speaks of ‘solid food’ is ‘bróma’, and this ancient word has legal English translations being; ‘meat, food’ (ref. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance for word number G1033;
https://biblehub.com/interlinear/1_corinthians/3-2.htm).

The very fact that it says ‘food’ (ESV) / ‘meat’ (KJV) here in 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 within this metaphor, perhaps assists us in seeing that the actual commandment in Exodus and Deuteronomy is speaking of forbidden food mixture(s) – being meat with milk being cooked together.

Hebrews 5:13-14 also shares a milk and ‘food’ metaphor in the same way – the ancient Greek used for ‘food’ there also refers to ‘nourishment’ (Strong’s G5160);

‘for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature…’
(Hebrews 5:13‭-‬14 ESV)

The use of milk and solid ‘food‘ here as a metaphor, and how different kinds of specific teachings are not shared together with ‘new people still of the flesh who are still trying to turn to G-d and gain repentance that leads to everlasting life without end (ref. 2 Corinthians 7:10, Acts 11:18)’ – shows us good premise to the prohibition against the cooking and eating of meat and milk.

Hebrews 6:1-2 is the passage here which confirms what meat and milk represent in the metaphor – milk representing the basic gospel (good news) message;

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
Hebrews 6:1‭-‬2 ESV

What Does This All Mean?

This all means that this commandment should be looked at closely, and that those who may currently dismiss it as to not be speaking about forbidden food mixture(s), cooking and eating – should reconsider.

Potential Rebuttal And Response:

A potential rebuttal that a person might give in response to the interpretation of this commandment, is that Abraham served three men/angels dairy (curds and milk) and meat (a calf);

Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree while they ate.
Genesis 18:8 ESV

This verse can look seemingly devastating with regard to the commandment’s interpretation.

Peaceably, and with view to doing what is good, a potential response to such a rebuttal might be;

Faithful Noah knew what clean and unclean animals were (Genesis 7:2, 7:8, 8:20), thus logically so to did Abraham (Genesis 26:5).

What Noah did not perhaps have, is the commandment of circumcision – that came later at the time of Abraham when he was 99 years old (Genesis 17:24), and it was from then on that male uncircumcision after eight days of age was deemed an unclean and sinful state for G-d’s people to be in (Genesis 17:12).

What we also do not see in the Holy Scripture during the times of faithful Noah and Abraham on the earth is the commandment to abstain from cooking meat and milk together though – this also came later with Moses, like circumcision.

With these sighted differences, one could perhaps then ask the question;

‘did Noah and Abraham ever receive instruction at that time about the forbidden cooking and in turn mixture of these clean (kosher) foods (meat and milk) – just like how Noah likely did not know about circumcision, though later Abraham was instructed?’

The written commandment regarding meat and milk was recieved in the Law of Moses after Noah and Abraham had both died, and we have its application by interpretation today.

The cooking and therefore consumption of kosher meat and milk (dairy) together, is thus prohibited by way of careful and reasonable interpretation of the Law of Moses (post Abraham), by the scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23:1-3).


Contention with this explanation is to be expected – hoping however, you can appreciate the balanced manner that it was written in.

It certainly does involve a little sober weighing and I hope it is a blessing right next to tefillin, tzitzit, mezuzot, and other commandments which are simple to apply, G-d willing.

G-d is good and the Lamb is worthy (ref. Luke 18:19, Revelation 5:12).

Hoping you are well.

Kind regards,
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Further Responses To Various Objections:

With regard to the specific points of your message;

□ You Wrote:
This would be a suckling less than a year old. The requirements for the goat is to be a year old for offering.

■ Response:
This is a nice submission to make with regard to thinking on the interpretation of Exodus 23:19 and Exodus 34:26.

Your thought is that this commandment perhaps could relate to animal offerings with the priests, as these verses initially begin speaking of firstfruits (offerings) before the meat and milk statute comes in and is mentioned.

We do also see the commandment though in Deuteronomy 14:21, and this instance does not begin with any mention of firstfruits (offerings) – rather, it purely speaks of forbidden food (an animal that dies of itself).

This means that, if a person relies on this ‘offering vs food’ interpretation based on what appeared before the meat and dairy statute, atleast one verse will be broken – the two in Exodus or the one in Deuteronomy. Scripture says such is not allowed (John 10:35).

Commentary isn’t always correct, however it can serve as a reference sometimes.

If we consider this, and the fact that perhaps no published commentary states that the ‘young goat in its mother’s milk’ relates to matters concerning offerings;

If we soberly review the interpretation of the scribes and Pharisees, which could perhaps be considered cautious and safe in this instance;

if we also note that there are three verses which feature this statute, and that it is food ‘related’ matters which appear to be the common denominator mentioned just before the meat and milk statute, in every single instance;

Perhaps reconsideration of the current position you have submitted could be considered a reasonable and dilligent thing.

□ You Wrote:
Secondly this would not pertain to poultry and and fish for they do not produce milk.

■ Response:
Peaceably, the scribes and Pharisees interpreted this commandment, and zealously applied it to all meat and dairy.

Scripture wholeheartedly encourages us to study as much possible (2 Timothy 2:15), and I pray we find acceptable observance.

Without bias here, I personally don’t feel like a chicken (meat) sandwich with a glass of milk at this time .

□ You Wrote:
This is one command that has been stretched beyond its limits. This is even disputed among Rabbis and different sects of Judaism. Some Rabbis say wait 2,3,4,5,6 hours between meat and dairy as in they are guessing.

■ Response:
Peaceably, the accepted stringent ‘wait time’ if you will, is said to be six (6) hours from the time of eating – with regards to these two food categories, from each other.

A link which features this information can be found here:

www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1149824/jewish/Meat-Milk

□ You Wrote:
If we listened to all those some of us would be sitting in a dark room on Sabbath afraid to use the bathroom.

■ Response:
Peaceably, a new believer might want to observe the commandment so much – they might refrain from flushing.

Today, if they sought the instruction/opinion of the scribes and Pharisees (typically orthodox rabbis), they would largely be told that a flush is acceptable for their reference (ref. r.Reuven).

Another new believer might simply read past, and thus not know how to interpret Deuteronomy 6:8 – a verse which by the zealous interpretation of the scribes and Pharisees is instructing the use of the phylacteries (tefilin) which are mentioned in Matthew 23:5;

You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
Deuteronomy 6:8 ESV

‘…phylacteries…and…fringes…’
(Matthew 23:5 ESV)

Hoping it is fruitful with you, and may G-d bless beyond maximum in Christ (Messiah). Amen.

Hoping it is a blessing to you.

Shalom and kind regards,

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The Day Of Atonement (Yom Kippur)

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Brief Summary

This message aims to briefly touch upon the holy day known as The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), explain some practical observance, tips, and demonstrate the relevance of this everlasting statute.

A potential and popular rebuttal to a believer observing commandments such as Yom Kippur (The Day Of Atonement) is also peaceably responded to.

***Please note this holy day does not take place on the same day each year on the Gregorian calendar – as the Hebrew calendar does not align with it.

Thus in the year 2022 say, The Day Of Atonement will not take place from Wednesday the 15th of September in the evening until Thursday the 16th at sunset. It will take place on a different day on the Gregorian calendar. ****


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Re: The Day Of Atonement (Yom Kippur) 2021.

Good morning,

This evening (Wednesday 15th September 2021), Yom Kippur (The Day Of Atonement) will begin.

It concludes tomorrow (Thursday at evening, sunset).

This day is one of several holy occaisions on the Biblical Holiday calendar, which take place annually.

With one believing in G-d, and also in the risen Messiah (Christ) (ref. Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1) the high priest in the order of Mechizadek (Psalm 45:7, 110:4), who mediates the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31, Isaiah 42:6, 49:8) – which ultimately means everlasting life without end at resurrection for all who believe (ref. Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:14-16);

This is an opportunity for grasshoppers like us (ref. Isaiah 40:22) to observe the commandment (ref. Romans 3:31 ESV, Matthew 5:19-20), and demonstrate our sincere repentance (ref. 1 John 1:8-9) with a full fast and no work for the entirety of Yom Kippur (24+ hours), amongst other things.

This is all undertaken whilst the high priest in the order of Melchizedek intercedes (prays) for us (Isaiah 53:12 ESV, Romans 8:34) in the highest heaven (Hebrews 4:14) where the temple of G-d is (Revelation 14:15-18, 21:22).


The Day Of Atonement In Holy Scripture:

And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Now on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be for you a time of holy convocation, and you shall afflict yourselves and present a food offering to the LORD. And you shall not do any work on that very day, for it is a Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your GOD. For whoever is not afflicted on that very day shall be cut off from his people. And whoever does any work on that very day, that person I will destroy from among his people. You shall not do any work. It is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwelling places. It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict yourselves. On the ninth day of the month beginning at evening, from evening to evening shall you keep your Sabbath.”
Leviticus 23:26‭-‬32 ESV


Free Resource Regarding Yom Kippur Observance:

A free resource regarding Yom Kipour observance from the scribes and Pharisees of today (ref. Matthew 23:1-3) can be found at the below link.

Some healthy observance tips can be gleaned from it as inspiration for the day.

Kindly disregard the practice mentioned at the link, known as ‘kaparot’ – which involves a chicken.

Chabad Your Yom Kippur Guide – 2021:

www.chabad.org/tools/subscribe/email/view_cdo/i/8A35D917402345A2:6D25078240F5100460FA86201C7B86FB887BDF9853BB53397421034B20F714EF#utm_medium=email&utm_source=10_holiday_guide_en&utm_campaign=en&utm_content=header


Potential Rebuttal:

Peaceably, a potential objection based on a person’s current understanding (most likley come from a ‘Mainstream [false] Christianity’ position here, might read along the lines of;

□ Potential Rebuttle:

‘I no longer need to do this [observe Yom Kippur etc.]. Jesus Christ has redeemed me and sealed me with the Spirit of God. I do not need an atonement. I am accepted in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:5-7)’

Response:

Ephesians 1:5-7 reads as follows;

he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
Ephesians 1:5‭-‬7 ESV

One will notice that this passage states a believer has ‘…redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses…’ – but what does this actually mean?

This phrase means that G-d has forgiven a believer of their sins by grace through faith, as they believe in Christ.

When Scripture speaks of ‘Christ’s blood making a person clean’, such is referring to his faithful observant walk even until death and resurrection – where he then was declared High Priest in the order of Melchizedek (Psalm 45:7, 110:4).

Christ (Messiah) thus acts as a believer’s representation (as high priest in the order of Melchizedek) for believers with regard to the new covenant;

‘…he… makes intercession for the transgressors.’
(Isaiah 53:12 ESV)

‘…Christ Jesus… is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.’
(Romans 8:34 NASB2020)

For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,
1 Timothy 2:5 NIV

What a person then reads, is that in no place does Christ or a believer relax the commandments – rather, they uphold the Law of Moses;

Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Romans 3:31 ESV.

‘…but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.’
(Matthew 5:19‭-‬20 NIV)

Observing the Holy days such as The Day Of Atonement, forms part of a believer’s walk – it’s a commandment along with the others such as Passover.

A believer can observe the following Scriptural accounts that we see recorded for us, where believers participated in such commandments, which also included offerings at the temple – even after the death and resurrection of the Messiah (Christ);

■ The Apostle Paul observed the feast of Unleavened Bread (Passover) and Pentecost – both of which required sacrifice/offerings during the times of the Second Temple, in Jerusalem.

‘…saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.’
(Acts 18:21 KJV)

And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days. For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
Acts 20:6‭, ‬20:16 KJV

The feast of Passover included an animal offering etc. in the approved temple in Jerusalem where it would be slaughtered, as per the commandment;

And you shall offer the Passover sacrifice to the LORD your God, from the flock or the herd, at the place that the LORD will choose, to make his name dwell there.
Deuteronomy 16:2 ESV (also see Leviticus 23:8)

Pentecost (Shavuot / The Feast Of Weeks) as we see mentioned in Acts 20:16, also involved offerings (ref. Leviticus 23:16-21).

■ The Apostle Paul also encouraged Gentiles who had believed, to observe the law of Moses in the Temple, and this involved offerings;

‘take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses… you yourself also live in observance of the law. Then Paul took the men, and the next day he purified himself along with them and went into the temple, giving notice when the days of purification would be fulfilled and the offering presented for each one of them.’
(Acts 21:24‭, ‬21:26 ESV).

More on this can be read here:
In The Temple – Paul Encourages Gentiles To Observe The Law Of Moses (Acts 21:24, 21:28, 26:19-21)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/01/19/proving-paul-encourages-gentiles-to-observe-the-law-of-moses/

Today, there is no Temple, and thus the portion of the commandment(s) which state a food offering/sacrifice must be brought to the temple – is not to be observed as per Torah Law and the interpretation of the scribes and the Pharisees (ref. Matthew 23:1-3).

Peaceably, this is not free licence to abolish, relax, or pick and choose from the Law of Moses (ref. Matthew 5:19-20).

This is however one great benefit of having the created Lord Jesus (Yehoshua/Yeshua) Christ as High Priest in the order of Melchizedek interceding for a believer (ref. Acts 15:11).

Hoping all good things go well.

Shalom and kind regards,

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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1 John 2:1-2: ‘…propitiation for our sins…’ –  Christ Makes Intercession, And Is Not A Human Sacrifice (Explained)

1 John 2:1-2: ‘…propitiation for our sins…’ –  Christ Makes Intercession, And Is Not A Human Sacrifice (Explained)

Luke 11:5-9 Parable Explained: The Gospel Is Eternal – Even After The End Of The Age, Everlasting Life. – (Updated)

There is No trinity – John 1:1


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Free Resources, Tips To Help You Study The Bible

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Brief Summary

This explanation aims to share free resources and mention some of their strengths which assist in the study of the Holy Scriptures.

The Resources Include;

■ Bible by YouVersion (Application)
■ Bible Hub (Website)
■ Bible Gateway (Website)
■ Mishnayot Kehati (Mobile Application)
■ Sefaria (Website + Mobile Application)
■ Daily Jewish Prayers (Mobile Application)

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■ Bible (Application)

At the time of writing, the YouVersion Bible App + Audio by Life.Church is a very useful, free way to read the Bible off-line, or even listen to it being read to you when online.

There are a plethora of translations available, even different languages are available within the Bible application.

The writer’s recommended translations that are quite well balanced are the ESV, NASB, KJV, NKJV, NIV.

There are some select verses which other translations which are not available in the application will be better for, such as the NWT for John 1:1.

Bible is available for both Apple and Android mobile devices.

■ Bible Hub (Website)

At the time of writing, www.Biblehub.com is a very useful tool.

The writer sees this website as stronger for interlinear word review (review of the ancient Hebrew and Greek words), where a word in a verse can be reviewed against the Strong’s Concordances, and its potential definitions looked at and weighed.

When viewed in desktop mode it is also useful for cross-referenced verses.

Many English translations of the Bible can also be viewed on this website, even verse by verse with a large array of translations side-by-side.

■ Bible Gateway (Website)

At the time of writing, www.BibleGateway.com is also a very useful tool.

The writer sees this website stronger for keyword searches (e.g. searching the Bible for verses that contain the word ‘Egypt’).

Many English translations of the Bible can also be viewed on this website, even verse by verse with a large array of translations available.

■ Mishnayot Kehati (Mobile Application)

At the time of writing, the Kehati Mishnah app by Ariel Waitzberg is a comprehensive free resource which allows a person to review the oral law.

This is essentially how the Pharisees would recommend approaching the law of Moses. It also contains customs and some interesting historical notes on ancient life.

Why not start with a review of the Sabbath section!? Simply click ‘Seder Moed -> Shabbat’.

Multiple bookmarks can be made.

The Kehati Mishnah is perhaps the easier to read Mishnah, and it features some explanations of the law of Moses and what the scribes and Pharisees say, highlighted Talmud references and the like.

The application can be viewed in both Hebrew and English.

Mishnayot Kehati is available for both Apple and Android mobile devices.

■ Sefaria (Website + Mobile Application)

At the time of writing, the Sefaria app by Sefaria is a comprehensive free resource library which allows a person to review review older biblical commentary from known Hebrew commentators.

These can be useful when weighing Scripture, and can also be viewed in website form at www.Sefaria.org

This resource also contains many works relating to Halakhah (Jewish Law) and also a translation of the Tanakh (Old Testament) to English based on the their translators current understanding of the Scriptures.

■ Daily Jewish Prayers (Mobile Application)

At the time of writing, the Daily Jewish Prayers by MarSass app is a free resource which contains some Jewish Prayers and blessings.

This can be handy in learning a selection for prayer and some blessings.

A person can view these materials in English, transliterated, and Hebrew.

Hoping this list is of benefit to you in at least one way.

Shalom and kind regards,

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Commandments You Can Buy Now, With This Faith

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How The Quran Does Not Agree With The Bible – (Peaceably: Q3:84, Q4:93)

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Brief Summary

Here it will be shown how both Q3:84 and Q4:93 do not agree with the Bible.

Q3:84 Gives mention to Ishmael, and although people from all nations are welcome to believe the gospel – Holy Scripture states believers become Israelites, and that the promise of eternal life without end is given only to Israel (Abraham -> Isaac -> Jacob/Israel).

Q4:93 tells us that if a person deliberately kills a believer, they go to hell where they stay forever. This means no forgiveness.

Holy Scripture however, tells us that all sins are forgivable, except for blasphemy of G-d’s Holy Spirit.

Begin

Peaceably,
If one reads the following sura they will notice something a little off;

‘Say, “We believe in God… and in what was revealed to Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the Patriarchs; and in what was given to Moses, and Jesus, and the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we submit.”‘
(Q3:84 Clear Quran)

If we turn to the Bible, we will see that people of all nations are welcome to believe in the risen Messiah (Christ) – however in no place does it state that ‘Ishmael’ is part of the family tree for a believer;

‘…God said to Abraham,… through Isaac shall your offspring be named.’
(Genesis 21:12 ESV)

of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.”
Hebrews 11:18 ESV

This is because if one believes the gospel, a person becomes a citizens of Israel (Ephesians 2:12-14, 2:19-20, Galatians 6:16) – Israelites (Abraham -> Isaac -> Jacob/Israel).

Why is this important? Everlasting Life without end.

Civilly, in no nplace is the name Ishmael a part of the progression from Abraham to Israel, as it went through Issac.

Also the promise of everlasting life without end at resurrection is only to Israel and Judah;

‘…declares the LORD, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,’
(Hebrews 8:8 ESV)

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah,
(Jeremiah 31:31 ESV)

because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Romans 10:9‭-‬10 ESV

How could a person interpret Q3:84 with regards to ‘Ishmael’ being mentioned?

One Could perhaps interpret it as meaning when G-d gave the commandment of circumcision to Abraham, as Ishmael was present.

The Commandment is for all males to be circumcised on the 8th day of age (ref. Genesis 17:12).

We understand that Abraham was 99 years old at the time, and Ishmael was 13 years old at the time (ref. Genesis 17:24-25).

Does this then make the Quran a correct book if we interpret the mentioning of Ishmael in Q3:84 as only regarding the commandment of circumcision on the 8th day?

Perhaps we can answer this question with a question;

Q4:93 seems to state that a person who kills a believer will remain in hell forever;

Whoever kills a believer deliberately, the penalty for him is Hell, where he will remain forever. And God will be angry with him, and will curse him, and will prepare for him a terrible punishment.
Q4:93 Clear Quran

As Q4:93 states that, such a person is sent to hell forever, this speaks of unforgivness.

Holy Scripture however, makes it quite clear that all sins are forgivable, except one;

Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
Matthew 12:31 ESV

A work around might be to see the ‘Mohsin Khan’ translation for this sura (https://corpus.quran.com/translation.jsp?chapter=4&verse=93)
– however by review of the Arabic (https://corpus.quran.com/wordbyword.jsp?chapter=4&verse=93), it tends to show that even that translation is suggesting no forgiveness ever for the murder of a believer.

Peaceably, this would mean that the Quran does not agree with the Holy Bible, and the way to everlasting life by believing in Christ.

The rule is that;

‘…the scripture cannot be broken…’
(John 10:35 KJV)

Hoping it is fruitful, as you learn and apply G-d’s good commandments (the Law of Moses) with this faith;

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Romans 3:28‭, ‬3:31 ESV

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

Salaam, shalom, and kind regards,

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Giving Thanks: Before And After A Meal! Explaining The Commandment.

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Brief Summary

Did you know that according to Holy Scripture, a person is to bless G-d, giving thanks both before and after a meal, and that this is a commandment?

Here this will be shown, along with some traditional blessings which will be shared also.

Table Of Contents

Blessing In Scripture
After a Meal In Scripture
Before a Meal In Scripture

Blessings We Say Before And After A Meal/Food?
The Blessings Before Meals
The Blessings After Meals

When Finishing A Blessing, Giving Thanks, Or Praying

Begin

After a Meal In Scripture

Holy Scripture actually states that it is after a meal that a person blesses G-d for the food.

It says;

When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.
Deuteronomy 8:10 NIV

From this verse we see that after one has eaten, they then bless G-d.

About the land that is mentioned that we give thanks for:

One will notice that the verse here goes on to say ‘…for the good land he has given you.’ (NIV).

Whilst this was fulfilled just after the Exodus for Israel, it still has current application as believers In Messiah (Christ) believe they have received a land and home above;

‘But God, being rich in mercy,… made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, remember… the commonwealth of Israel… the covenants of promise,… you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,’
(Ephesians 2:4‭-‬6‭, ‬2:12‭, ‬2:19 ESV)

For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.
But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 11:14‭, ‬11:16 ESV

‘…the Israel of God.’
(Galatians 6:16 NASB2020)

Before A Meal In Scripture

Most are familiar with the concept of blessing before a meal or snack.

This healthy habit is largely birthed by rabinnical (Pharisee) tradition, and can be seen in Holy Scripture;

Having said this, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all, and he broke it and began to eat.
Acts 27:35 NASB2020

‘Now while they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples…’
(Matthew 26:26 NASB2020)

‘Then Jesus spoke… saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses. Therefore, whatever they tell you, do and comply with it all…’
(Matthew 23:1‭-‬3 NASB2020)

Blessings We Say Before And After A Meal/Food?

We now see that blessing G-d and giving thanks before and after a meal is a commandment in Holy Scripture.

Here are the traditional blessings for different types of food for reference;

The Blessings Before Meals

The various blessings before eating are spelled out in both English and Hebrew, and spoken for the different classified foods here;

www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/90551/jewish/Texts-of-Blessings-Before-Eating.htm#1

The Blessings After Meals

The various blessings after one has finished eating are spelled out in both English and Hebrew for the different classified foods here;

www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/279951/jewish/Grace-After-Meals.htm

Note: One may note that the King Messiah has instructed us to not make out prayers lengthy for the sake of it, or pray in public for the sake of being seen by others (Matthew 6:5-8).

With this in mind, if some traditional blessings are too long for you, such as Birkat Ha-Mazon (Grace After Meals; the blessing for after having eaten a meal which contained bread); a custom selection from said long blessing(s) is quite acceptable.

When Finishing A Blessing, Giving Thanks, And Praying

A believer finishes giving thanks to the holy G-d in the name of His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach) – as per the verse;

always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:20 NIV

Why and how so?

Because the name of the Messiah (Christ) is access to G-d, for prayer to be heard;

‘…Christ Jesus… through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.’
(Ephesians 2:13‭, ‬2:18 NIV)

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Not To Live With A Gentile / Sinner – (Acts 10:28, Mathew 8:20’s ‘foxes have holes…’, Galatians 2)

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Brief Summary

This explanation of Holy Scripture aims to share the instruction of how a believer is not to associate with an unbeliever – even under a residential roof, eating with them.

This is likely a statute derrived from the Law of Moses in an effort to keep the people of Israel separate and holy – as people tend to influence people;

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 NIV

At the same time, a believer is to be at peace, be polite and gracious;

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Romans 12:18 NIV

‘Let your conversation be always full of grace…’
(Colossians 4:6 NIV)

For the sake of clarification and terminology, Scripture states that people of all nations who believe in Christ, become citizens of Israel (Genesis 22:18, Galatians 3:16, Ephesians 2:12-13, 2:14, 2:19) – the Israel of God (ref. Galatians 6:15-16).

Table Of Contents:

Begin – Acts 10 Speaks Of The Ancient Statute
Further Evidence Of The Ancient Statute: Cornelius
The Statute Can Be Seen In Matthew 8:20’s ‘…foxes have holes,… but the Son of man hath nowhere to lay his head.’
How Do We Treat Sinning Brothers?
Benefits Of The Statute To Not Associate/Live With People Of The Nations
Believer’s Share With Gentiles, Peaceably

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Begin – Acts 10 Speaks Of The Ancient Statute

Acts 10 touches on this statute, where we read that it is not lawful to associate or visit anyone of another nation (unbelievers);

‘And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation…’
(Acts 10:28 ESV)

Note: Scripture states that people of all nations who believe in Christ, become citizens of Israel (Genesis 22:18, Galatians 3:16, Ephesians 2:12-13, 2:14, 2:19) – the Israel of God (ref. Galatians 6:15-16).

The verse does however then go on to say that Peter should not call any person unclean (unworthy) of associating with or visiting.

The explanation? This is speaking of persons who may have originally been born in other nations, and then believe the gospel (as these are made clean by faith);

‘…but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean.’
(Acts 10:28 ESV)

‘…“What God has made clean, do not call common.”’
(Acts 10:15 ESV)

We see in the next chapter of Acts, that the statute to not live or associate under a Gentile’s roof is further reinforced;

So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.”
Acts 11:2‭-‬3 ESV

The defence given by Peter as to why he visited Gentiles who had not officially believed in Christ (Messiah) yet, is the same as that which we have just read in Acts 10:15; he was given permission to meet under the roof of Cornelius – as G-d had allocated him to believe the gospel;

And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house.
Acts 11:12 ESV

Cornelius was being drawn by G-d to the Son. Peter certainly had permission;

‘No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him….’
(John 6:44 ESV)

Further Evidence Of The Ancient Statute: Cornelius

In Galatians 2, we see the account of when zealous Cephas was told off by the apostle Paul, because he refused eat with some Gentiles who had believed the gospel;

‘…James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and separate himself, fearing those from the circumcision.
But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in the presence of all, “If you, being a Jew, live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how is it that you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?’
(Galatians 2:12‭, ‬2:14 NASB2020)

The reason for the incorrect approach that Cephas displayed at that time, would have likely been that he was still grasping the ‘…truth of the gospel…’ (NASB2020) – in that, even Greeks who believe are deemed Israelites from then on (Genesis 22:18, Galatians 3:16, Ephesians 2:12-13, 2:14, 2:19, 6:15-16).

We also see this truth in Acts 21, where In The Temple – Paul Encourages Gentiles To Observe The Law Of Moses (Acts 21:24, 21:28, 26:19-21)

More on this can be read here:
[ www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/01/19/proving-paul-encourages-gentiles-to-observe-the-law-of-moses/ ]

The Statute Can Be Seen In Matthew 8:20’s ‘…foxes have holes,… but the Son of man hath nowhere to lay his head.’

We can perhaps see the statute of how a believing Israelite should not stay with unbelievers, as being atleast hinted to in the famous saying of the King Messiah (Christ);

And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”
Matthew 8:20 ESV

When it says ‘foxes’, this relates to sinful, unbelieving mankind, even some pharisees who were particularly hypocritical at the time – anyone engaged in foreign spiritual practices (John 8:44, Ephesians 6:12).

When it says ‘birds’ of the air, this relates to angelic beings and/or mankind who have died and gone on to what is next in a spiritual-type of form (ref. Matthew 13:31-32 & Psalm 84:3; The kingdom of heaven likened to a tree in which birds nest).

These two groups have places to stay, however the King Messiah (Christ) was a righteous person whom Scripture states had no place to stay – especially when travelling.

In this verse Christ represents a believer walking in the way of the LORD.

His faithful disciples did stay with him, G-d allocated them to be faithful followers with him and have authority over demons and spirits then (Matthew 10:1-4, John 17:20).

A person might state that Judas was a sinner, thus the verse cannot possibly be compatible with the statute of how believers are not to live with Gentiles/sinners;

‘But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him),… was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it.’
(John 12:4‭, ‬12:6 ESV)

The explanation here could perhaps be, that by having Judas (a then sinning thief) staying with the faithful, that this is a prime example given to mankind as to what happens to Israel if we begin to mix and live with the nations, break the statute of being set apart, and become unequally yoked.

This is said as in that account it ended very badly.

The sinner eventually betrayed the faithful, and this famously led to the death of the righteous in this instance.

How Do We Treat Sinning Brothers?

After taking the instructed steps found in Matthew 18:15-17, Holy Scripture instructs believer’s to treat sinning brothers mercifully – however, as if they are gentiles instead of brothers (with mercy, kindness, though a distance and caution) – until they ideally repent, turn, and come back to the fold;

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
Matthew 18:15‭-‬17 ESV

This is a positive motivator to the sinner.

Scripture further, shows us that those who do not believe in Christ (i.e. by way of following him), are inturn deemed unclean, common; ‘dead’;

Another of the disciples said to him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” And Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”
Matthew 8:21‭-‬22 ESV

This terminilogy is with regards to everlasting life without end at resurrection.

Benefits Of The Statute To Not Associate/Live With People Of The Nations

The benefits of this statute according to Torah Law are essentially a positive, preventative measure against intermarriage, cross breeding between Israelites and Gentiles (non believer’s), and the adoption of forbidden any spiritual practices;

Exodus 34:15 and Deuteronomy 7:3-4 are two passages which show us that intermarriage with unbelievers and foreign spiritual practices are all forbidden;

Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them: you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons. For they will turn your sons away from following Me, and they will serve other gods; then the anger of the Lord will be kindled against you and He will quickly destroy you.
Deuteronomy 7:3‭-‬4 NASB2020.

Genesis 34:14-17 is an actual account that took place prior to Messiah.

Circumcision was the indicator then amongst the Jews that meant successful conversion.

For marriage to take place, a foreign male would need to be circumcised to join the people, to get married.

This is the same attitude that some zealous Pharisees who believed in Christ (Messiah) still clung to in Acts 15:1 – however we later learn that it is the believing in Messiah (Christ) that renders a person joined with the Holy G-d by grace though faith (Acts 15:8-9, Isaiah 56:6, Ephesians 2:8-9).

Said believing person then gets circumcised (Romans 3:31, 6:1-3 ESV).

[More on this matter can be read in the explanation entitled: ‘Acts 15:1 – Circumcision Was Never Abolished.

https://orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/07/14/acts-15-1-circumcision-was-never-abolished/ ]

Believer’s Share With Gentiles, Peaceably

With all this having been Peaceably shared, a believer shares the gospel peaceably with unbelievers, ideally as we see in the example of the apostle Paul – in public settings;

So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious in all respects.
Acts 17:22 NASB2020

May we be found imitators;

‘…imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.’
(Hebrews 6:12 NIV)

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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The Tanakh (Old Testament) Never Really Intended The Messiah (Christ) To Have A Typical, ‘Traditional’ Birth (Psalm 110:1, Matthew 22:42-46)

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Brief Summary

This explanation is another proof which shows that the Messiah is Christ.

This is achieved by sharing Psalm 110:1 and how it actually tells us that the Messiah would not have a typical, ‘traditional’ birth – as Matthew 22:42-46 explains by way of riddle.

This explanation is extracted from the larger article entitled ‘Proving The Messiah (Jesus) Is King David’s Descendant – From The Torah (Definitive)‘:

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/06/09/the-messiah-is-meant-to-be-king-davids-direct-descendant-proving-jesus/

Begin

Did you know that the Tanakh (Old Testament) never really intended Christ to be of a typical, ‘traditional’ birth – or even an actual ‘literal blood descendant of king David – by way of Messiah’s human father’?

This is actually a key fact, as without it Psalm 110:1 would be broken.

You see, in Psalm 110:1, king David actually calls the Messiah (Christ) his ‘master’/’lord’ – a title which a parent does not usually use when speaking of his own offspring;

The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”
Psalms 110:1 NIV

The New Testament (Brit Chadasha) answers the Psalm to this effect – expounding on the context of the Psalm in a riddle;

saying, “What do you think about the ChristWhose son is he?”
They said to him, “The son of David.”
He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’?

If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?
And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.
Matthew 22:42‭-‬46 ESV

Here, the Messiah (Christ) is attached to and descended from the house of king David – however, Christ was not born of his human father Joseph’s seed (G-d put Christ into faithful Mary’s womb via way of miracle, and Mary was then married to Joseph).

Christ is thus both a descendant of king David by way of poetic, spiritual linkage – and at the same time, is superior to king David, being his lord, as per the Psalm and the New Testament’s (Brit Chadasha’s) explaining of it.

This answers and explains how the Tanakh (Old Testament) actually foretold and notified us, that the birth of the Messiah (Christ), and inturn his literal family link to the house of king David and also his son king Solomon – would not be typical, but very special.

This is said as a father does not address his son as his lord (superior).

This explanation is extracted from the larger article entitled ‘Proving The Messiah (Jesus) Is King David’s Descendant – From The Torah (Definitive)‘.

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen, created Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Can We Use The Name Jesus For The Messiah (Christ)?

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Brief Summary

The name of the Messiah (Christ) – the created, righteous Son of G-d, has appeared in and has reportadly been translated back and forth through several languages – such as Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and back to Greek.

This explanation shares the variants, language rescource(s) and even variants to the names of other men that appear in the Bible.

Begin

Here is a link from Biblehub which features the Strong’s Concordance ancient Greek word that is usually translated to ‘Jesus‘ in the Holy Scriptures;

www.biblehub.com/greek/2424.htm

The above is a highly accurate, legal concordance (a resource used for linguistic study and translation) – and from the link we can see that there are different variants of the word which resemble the name of Christ (Messiah).

From the Strong’s Concordance and the Exhaustive edition (appearing a little lower on the page), we arrive at some of the following variants which have been lined up on a type of familiar word progression to see;

Iesou -> Yeshu -> Yeshua -> Yehoshua.
Iesous -> Jesus -> Yeshua -> Yehoshua.

According to some*, Ye[ho]shua also appears to perhaps be the accepted traditional variant to Yeshua.

Both appear in the Greek Concordance and perhaps better represent the Hebrew as if it were translated into English.

Jesus appears to have similarities to Iesous and perhaps also Yeshu[a].

Which one should we use?

Many Hebrew names in the Bible can tend to appear a little differently in the New Testament, and even in the Septuagint (the Greek translation of the Old Testament) – once they go through the ‘language wash cycle’.

Such include ‘Isaiah’ (Isaiah 1:1) and ‘Esaias’ (Matthew 3:3) which was from ‘Yeshayahu‘ (www.biblehub.com/hebrew/3470.htm ),

and even,

‘Elijah’ (2 Kings 2:2) from a longer original Hebrew variant to ‘Elias’ (Matthew 17:4), and the like.

Peaceably, perhaps all these variants seem to be treasured. If a person was against the use of the name ‘Jesus’ (Iesou -> Yeshu), and was thus enforcing such abstinence as mandatory practice on others;

do they also refrain from using the name Isaiah and instead use Yeshayahu – and if so, on what grounds, as Isaiah is accepted and used frequently by the dear scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23:1-3).

Really hoping all good things go well, and it is fruitful.

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen, created Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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There Is No Trinity

Hebrews 7:27 Explained – Human Sacrifices Are Forbidden.

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‘Echad’: How Mark Shows Us It Simply Means G-d Is One, Not Three, And That There Is No Other (Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 12:32).

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Brief Summary

The purpose of this explanation is to demonstrate the context of what Deuteronomy 6:4 means when it says ‘…the LORD is one.’.

Some feel that the Hebrew word (echad) that is translated as ‘one’ can also mean ‘united’, and thus they will mistakenly try to associate this with the man-made incorrect 3-in-1 doctrine known as the ‘trinity’.

What we do find is that Scripture answers Scripture here, with regard to the context of Deuteronomy 6:4 – as it is clarified in Mark 12:32; ‘…there is no other.’

An interesting current day extrabiblical reference will also be shared, which agrees with the fuller scope of Holy Scripture in this instance.

Begin

Deuteronomy 6:4 reads as follows;

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
Deuteronomy 6:4 ESV

In the New Testament (Brit Chadasha), after the King Messiah (Christ) references Deuteronomy 6:4 in the book of Mark, the context to the above verse is shared with us;

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Mark 12:29 NIV,

The context of the the phrase ‘…the LORD is one.’ is given to us in Mark 12:32 – which reads as follows in its entirety;

“Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.
Mark 12:32 NIV

The context of Deuteronomy 6:4 is thus confirmed as not to be relating to plurality, multi-unity, or united-ness of any kind – but rather, oneness.

Oneness in the context that ‘there is no other’ [G-d] that Israel – the chosen people, made up of people of all nations who believe (Genesis 22:18, Galatians 3:16) – may worship.

An interesting observation is that this context is given mention in the siddurim (prayer books) of zealous though currently unbelieving Judaism.

Currently, one may look on the first pages of the Shema, in the English which recites Deuteronomy 6:4, and see this exact context mentioned in brackets. (Reference: Artscroll Transliterated Interlinear Prayer Siddur (Weekday).

The ancient Hebrew word ‘echad’ (H259), which is translated as ‘one’ in Deuteronomy 6:4, can be examined on the Biblehub website here with it’s legal English definitions and usages from the Strong’s Hebrew Concordance and Exhaustive Concordance.

Hoping it is fruitful.

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There Is No Trinity

Hebrews 7:27 Explained – Human Sacrifices Are Forbidden.

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Matthew 5:17-18 Explained; ‘…not to abolish but to fulfill…’ and ‘…not a dot will pass from the Law until all is accomplished…’

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Introduction

Here we will see that in no place does the well read passage of Matthew 5:17-18 abolish or cancel Torah Law (the law of Moses).

Instead, we will learn that the things that these verses actually speak of are as follows;

A) Christ was not sent to cancel the Law of Moses, but rather observe (fulfil) G-d’s commandments in his own walk.

B) when it says ‘…not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.’ (ESV), this means no laws are cancelled as per the previous verse – however the ‘new covenant’ was put in place at his death and resurrection – and this means believers are under the new covenant, not the old.

The new covenant ultimately means everlasting life without end at resurrection, and a believer observes the Law of Moses with their believing in G-d and in Messiah (Christ).

You are most welcome to read on for more detailed information with references.

Begin

Subject Passage:

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
Matthew 5:17‭-‬18 ESV

Part Verse 17:


‘…the Law…I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them….’ (ESV)

The verse here is telling us that Messiah (Christ) would not remove a single commandment from the Law of Moses.

It tells us instead that;

• Messiah (Christ) came to observe and satisfy all the commandments with regard to his own walk (Psalm 45:7), and fulfil prophetic verses, without sinning once (Isaiah 53:9, Hebrews 4:15).

He would then be raised from the dead and be declared High Priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, 45:7), mediating the new covenant (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, 53:12, Romans 8:34, Jeremiah 31:31) which means everlasting life to all who believe (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, Eph 2:20, John 3:16).

Part Verse 18:

‘…not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished….’ (ESV)

This verse re-emphisises the fact that the law of Moses is forever (Psalm 119:160).

At the death and resurrection of Messiah (Christ) however, the new covenant was instituted for all who believe (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8).

• Levitical sons of Aaron remain priests (Exodus 29:9, Isaiah 66:21-22), as these mediate the mosaic covenant.

The mosaic covenant of deeds based righteousness however does come to an end for those who believ here in Messiah (Christ) (only) (ref. Hebrews 8:13, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Isaiah 53:11-12).

This is because Christ (Messiah) was given as a high priest and mediates the new covenant (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, 53:12, Romans 8:34, Jeremiah 31:31, Psalms 110:4) – which means righteousness from G-d by faith (Philippians 3:9) that results in everlasting life without end at resurrection, instead of a potentially long life at resurrection that ends in eventual perishing (Isaiah 65:20, IBN Ezra on Isaiah 65:20).

• Again, Christ mediates the new covenant which means everlasting life without end at resurrection for those who believe (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, Eph 2:20, John 3:16).

He is the confirmed high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 45:7, 110:4, Hebrews 4:15) – a recognised priesthood (Genesis 14:8) that is legal and regarded.

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum,  believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus (Yehoshua) Christ (the Messiah). Amen.

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Should You Drive On The Sabbath To Meet?

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Brief Introduction

Here we will see that lighting a fire on the Sabbath is a forbidden activity, and with this the scribes and Pharisees explain that starting a car engine is also listed as a forbidden activity on the Sabbath as it involves sparks, the ignition and burning of fuel – even the boiling of water.

Solutions are peaceably submitted, along with Scripture references.

Begin

Briefly the intent is to share what the Pharisees (typically dear Orthodox Jews) instruct on this matter.

They state that as the starting of a petrol style car engine required a spark, the ignition of fuel, and the continual burning of fuel – such is forbidden on the Sabbath.

In the Holy Scriptures we can see that kindling a fire on the Sabbath is a forbidden activity;

You shall kindle no fire in all your dwelling places on the Sabbath day.”
Exodus 35:3 ESV

Though we cannot see a fire when we start a car, the elements of fire typically exist under the hood behind the metal casings – with spark plugs, pistons and the like.

Further to this, a by-product of driving a car on the Sabbath might realistically also include the boiling of water in the radiator etc.

Boiling water is interpreted as also being prohibited on the Sabbath from the following verse;

he said to them, “This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD; bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over lay aside to be kept till the morning.’”
Exodus 16:23 ESV

In this instance it could perhaps easily be said that the ruling of the scribes and Pharisees is highly supportive of keeping the commandment G-d has given to observe the Sabbath day and keep it holy – thus we should do what they say here;

‘Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you…’
(Matthew 23:1‭-‬3 ESV)

Solutions To Not Being Able To Drive On The Sabbath To Meet

One may now be thinking; if driving is prohibited on the sabbath, how can I meet with a congregation to fellowship with on the day?

This is a good question.

A person / congregation can take alternative measures to meet.

Perhaps you can arrange private lockable accommodation at or within reasonable walking distance to the gathering.

Or perhaps individual lockable tents can be legally pitched at the address – all prior to the Sabbath commencing.

If these options are not available to a person, a known Pharisee today has said something along the lines of; it is best that a person stay home/in place, and keep the day holy in a legal and meaningful way – instead of breaking the commandment.

Congregations and fellowships can also meet on the ‘Lord’s day’ (ref. Rev 1:10) – meaning Sunday, the day Messiah (Christ) was resurrected;

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.
John 20:1 NIV

On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight.
Acts 20:7 NIV
(They met here after evening on Saturday. This would mean that the day was actually Sunday – as a new day starts at the evening.)

Potential Rebuttal:

Some might mistakenly raise the following rebuttal to the prohibition of starting and driving a car;

‘I do not feel that driving a car is work, or turning a key is starting a fire [directly] therefore I do it…’

Response:

Peaceably, in the verse which is interpreted from the Law of Moses which forbids the boiling of anything on the sabbath – there is no mentioning of a fresh fire being made…

What does this mean? To the person who might decide to put a pot of water on a pre-existing fire or flame to boil it on the Sabbath day – such would thus be breaking this commandment also;

‘…“This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD; bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over lay aside to be kept till the morning.’”
(Exodus 16:23 ESV)

The verse simply forbids cooking and boiling – just as the other verses in the Bible forbid lighting a fire, buying and selling, and carrying a burden (especially outside) etc.

This would mean that the indirect starting of a fire and boiling of water by turning the key to the ignition of a car – is breaking the commandments which forbid the kindling of a fire, and boiling of water.

Hoping it is of assistance, and that your study of the other Sabbath laws and restrictions is also fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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How Prayer Actually Works: ‘…ask for anything in my name, and I will do it.’ (John 14:13-14, 14:16 Explained)

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Brief Summary

These three verses are being highlighted to try to explain the basics of how prayer actually works.

From this we will see how here is no ‘trinity’ implied in the verses, by explaining two main facts, which briefly are;

A) Do we ask Christ for things in prayer?

No. The correct translation for these two verses in this instance is the KJV, which does not instruct any such thing.

B) What does it mean when it says Christ ‘will do it’ in both verses?

After we read John 14:16 with our two subject verses, we see that one of Christ’s duties is to pray to the Father – and this is consistent with other verses such as Isaiah 53:12 and Romans 8:34 which both state Christ ‘intercedes’ for people to G-d.

This is what Christ does as high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 5:10);

A person prays to G-d in Christ’s name (in honor/recognition of), and then Christ intercedes on our behalf with G-d.

Begin

John 14:13-14 read as follows;

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 14:13 KJV

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
John 14:14 KJV

The reason why another translation is not being used here in this instance, is because the majority of other translators have rendered the verse in a way which reads as if it instructs us to pray to Christ.

Such also breaks the instructions found in the famous Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:9);

You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
John 14:14 NIV

Here, the KJV does not render G1473 of the interlinear text for the verse, so it does not have the ‘me‘ in it.

The Concordance shows us the word’s definition is ‘only expressed when emphatic’.

With this, we will now see how John 14:16 provides the context for John 14:13-14 – with regard to what Christ ‘will do’ for those who pray to the Father (G-d) in his name.

What Christ will do is also ‘pray to the Father’ in an effort to see such a prayer made in his name fulfilled;

‘And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you…’
(John 14:16 KJV amended)

To close, some verses which show us Christ as High Priest in the order of Melchizadek, interceding (praying) for people are;

‘…Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.’
(Psalm 110:4 KJV)

‘…designated by God as High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek.’
(Hebrews 5:10 NASB2020)

and,

‘…he… makes intercession for the transgressors.’
(Isaiah 53:12 ESV)

‘…Christ… who is even at the right hand of God,… also maketh intercession for us.’
(Romans 8:34 KJV)

We now know a little more about the basics of how prayer works.

This concludes the explanation, hoping it is fruitful.

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About The Newness Promised in The Bible (Ezekiel 36:26-27) – Born Again (John 3:3).

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Brief Summary

You cannot lose with the good news.

If one finds himself/herself desiring to live differently (as per G-d’s commandments), and as they learn day by day find that they are actually doing these new things; this is an indicator of them becoming new (‘born again’).

Being ‘born again’ (‘new’) refers to how G-d causes a person who believes in Christ (Messiah) to desire and inturn walk in His good ways – His commandments (ref. Ezekiel 36:26-27).

The change is Sovereign and organic in nature (ref. Philippians 2:13, Ezekiel 36:26-27).

The Old Testament (tanakh) spoke first of this newness which was due to be had by believing in what is explained further upon in the New Testament; by believing in the risen Messiah (Christ) who was given [as high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, 45:7)] for the enacting of the new covenant at his resurrection (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, 2 Corinthians 5:17). Christ ‘…intercedes…’ for sinners (ref. Isaiah 53:12, 1 Timothy 2:5);

‘…if any man [believes in and is therefore born again] in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.’
(2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV [amended contextually])

This change in a person’s life here comes from G-d as they study, learn, and genuinley do His commandments and statutes. The change is Sovereign and organic in nature.

This article simply aims to list some of the blessings which are found in the New Covenant – one of the major blessings being ‘newness’ (aka. ‘born again’) and such ultimately means everlasting life without end at resurrection.

Introduction

Here are some verses which speak of the New Covenant and or blessings found in it;

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.
Ezekiel 36:26‭-‬27 ESV

‘…if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
(2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV)

‘…times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;’
(Acts 3:19 NASB2020)

‘…cleansing their hearts by faith.’
(Acts 15:9 NASB2020)

What Is This Newness?

These verses speak of a [figurative] new heart and G-d’s Holy Spirit, as causing a person to observe His commmandments. These two items will now be explained;

About The New Heart

The new heart, means that a person will no longer desire the sinful things they used to indulge/dabble in – but rather have a heart for, and be open to, G-d’s commandments.

A person will then be inclined to seek, learn, and then observe the Law of Moses – and this is what the Holy Spirit does – causing/enabling one to observe the commandments (invisibly, and organic to an outward eye), and forsake any former unholy ways.

About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit within, means that in addition to having a soft new heart and being open to the commandments – this newness (being born again) means that person will cease being a slave to sin;

Negative sinful deeds, which may have been habitual and/or second nature – no longer overcome, defeat, or even seem pallitable to a believer in Christ with regard to wilful sin;

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Romans 8:13 ESV

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:24 ESV

‘…we who died to sin…’
(Romans 6:2 ESV).

An example of this would be a former shoplifter or adulterer, who now no longer wants to do shoplifting/adultery at any time – as opposed to just having a short break from the sinful deed, and then returning to it wilfully and habitually (2 Peter 2:20, Hebrews 10:26).

The very thought of shoplifting/adultery is offensive and an impossibility now that they believe in Messiah (Christ) and have repented.

This person had read up on the commandment ‘do not steal’/’do not commit adultery’ – and ever since, this good instruction has resonated with them, along with the rest.

This is a process, as a person must learn the law of Moses, before they can observe it – hence;

‘…to be conformed to the image of his Son…’
(Romans 8:29 ESV)

A believer might slip along the way (G-d forbid) – however – not wilfully (1 John 2:1, Hebrews 10:26).

There is the matter of the ‘overwhelming scourge’ in a believer’s life which Isaiah 28:18-19 ESV speaks on – however, one will find that this spiritual phenomenon means that the believer has not sinned (Romans 7:17), but rather the one(s) who sent it (the spiritual overwhelming scourge) are at fault (Ephesians 6:12) [See; You Are Not Sinning, They Are (Ephesians 6:12)].

As we are on the topic of change and the Holy Spirit within a believer, and how this enables/causes one to observe the Law of Moses and therefore undertake good deeds;

A believer in turn credits these good deeds to G-d, as without Him, we would likley not have even lifted a finger or come to the knowledge of the truth – despite any trials we may have gone through and time spent in getting to a certain level;

for it is God who is at work in you, both to desire and to work for His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:13 NASB2020

‘…What do you have that you did not receive?…’
(1 Corinthians 4:7 NASB2020)

‘…perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,’
(2 Timothy 2:25 NASB2020)

How Does This Newness Look?

Despite this born again newness being life changing – especially with one’s daily conduct from the outside, this change in a person’s lifestyle typically looks organic as a person turns to G-d, when viewed from another person’s point of view.

There are no visible fireworks today, meaning signs and wonders in the form of outward miracles are not available today lawfully by G-d’s Holy Spirit.

In addition to this, the actual context of the gospel (good news) is also harder to see/find, given the increased corruption on this earth;

‘“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light…’
(Matthew 24:29 ESV)

How Is This Classified As Spiritual Newess, And Not Just A Person Having A Simple ‘Change Of Heart’?

This newness does not mean a person will become a robot, and begin to see visions and arrows pointing the way in which they should go (in fact today all visions should be deemed satanic for the most part (2 Thessalonians 2:11)).

Nor is this faithfully righteous newness part of a limited man-made self-help seminar.

There is enduring positive change in a person’s life, and this change is in line with what Holy Scripture defines as good (Rom 7:12)

A person is encouraged ‘seek’ this newness and also grace – ‘knocking’ [at the ‘door’ for it in prayer], without ceasing (Luke 11:8, 11:10, Matthew 5:6).

Once a person has been born again – and that believer has ceased being a slave to sin; this all grows stronger as they walk, and continue to weigh their approach faithfully etc.

This means negative sinful deeds, which may have been habitual and/or second nature – no longer overcome, defeat, or even seem pallitable to a believer in Christ;

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

The Law of Moses (Torah) is spiritual. Believe it or not, the Law of Moses (which includes the famous Ten Commmandments) is a spiritual law according to Holy Scripture;

‘For we know that the law is spiritual…’
(Romans 7:14 ESV).

If a person believes believes in Christ and is upholding the law of Moses (Romans 3:28, 3:31 ESV) – both in public and private; this is a very strong indicator that they are born again and spiritual (John 3:3);

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
Romans 8:7‭-‬8 ESV

This believer being spiritual is known as being ‘born again’ / ‘born from above’ (John 3:3), and this also represents the newness that is being discussed here, especially from Ezekiel 36:26-27.

Such a person is also demonstrating positive qualities and traits which are referred to as the ‘fruit of the Spirit’ – as a derivative of their believing;

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22‭-‬23 ESV

What Is The Purpose Of This Newness?

This ‘born again’ ‘newness’ is essential to, and a part of the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31, Hebrews 8:8).

The reason for this is that the entire concept of the new covenant is for a person to have a heart for G-d’s commandments – instead of an appetite for, and slavery to sin (ref. Jeremiah 31:32-33, Hebrews 8:9-10).

The new covenant is shared and obtained by way of the gospel, which is everlasting (Revelation 14:6).

The purpose of being born again (new) is;

• Freedom from slavery to sin
• Aquiring of positive values, qualities, and traits,

In an effort to

• Be heaven ready, and live forever without end, upon resurrection, in the new heaven and new earth, which are above;

For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
Romans 8:13 NIV.

Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found spotless and blameless by Him, at peace,
2 Peter 3:14 NASB2020

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Disciples Of John The Baptist Believe, Baptism, Outward Miracles, And Becoming Born Again – (Acts 19:1-7)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/08/25/disciples-of-john-the-baptist-believe-baptism-outward-miracles-and-becoming-born-again-acts-191-7/

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Proving The Messiah (Jesus) Is King David’s Descendant – From The Torah (Definitive)

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Brief Summary

A stumbling block with some, is the thought that ‘because Jesus has no biological human father, he therefore cannot be a descendant of king David and king Solomon – as the Scriptures say G-d instead performed a miracle, and Mary became pregnant.’

Here, how King Jesus (Yehoshua/Yeshua) is to be counted as a descendant through both king David and king Solomon, is shared.

What we will find is that despite both of the human parents of the Messiah (Christ) both coming through king David, and one also through king Solomon – the books of the Prophets and the Writings are consistently poetic, figurative, and spiritual in nature, therefore they must be interpreted accordingly;

The non-biological human father of the Messiah (Christ), is therefore the key marker to identifying the Messiah (Christ)- along with the marital link between both parents (Joseph and Mary).

With King Yehoshua (Jesus) having been physically born of Mary; Christ is inturn deemed a Jew.

With Christ (Messiah) being Joseph’s son by way of his mother and he marrying; this is where the poetic and figurative link to the prophets and the writings that speak of Messiah is made.

Contents

The Two Different Genealogies (Matthew 1, Luke 3)

The Tanakh (Old Testament) Never Really Intended The Messiah (Christ) To Have A Typical ‘Traditional’ Birth (Psalm 110:1, Matthew 22:42-46)

Mary Did Not Worry, Prophecy Can Be Poetic

Summary

The Two Different Genealogies (Matthew 1, Luke 3)

There are two genealogies given in the New Testament (Matthew 1, Luke 3:23-38).

The genealogy of Matthew 1 represents Joseph (Messiah’s non-biological human father), and shows us that he was biologically from both king David and king Solomon; Abraham -> Isaac -> Jacob -> Judah… -> Boaz -> Obed -> Jesse -> king David -> king Solomon (ref. Matthew 1:2, 1:5-6, 1:7).

Whereas the genealogy featured in Luke 3 represents the family history of Mary (Messiah’s biological mother), it shows us that she was from Abraham -> Isaac -> Jacob ->Judah… -> Boaz -> Obed -> Jesse -> king David -> Nathan (ref. Luke 3:31-32).

From these two different genealogies, we can see that either way, Mary was certainly from king David (as per Luke 3) – both by way of her own family history and also by way of marriage to her husband Joseph.

We know that halakhah (Jewish Law) states that a women joins her husband’s tribe when married.

With this, the following verse states that Mary registered with Joseph in Judea because he was of the house of king David (people would each register in their designated house);

‘…Joseph also went…to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.’
(Luke 2:4‭-‬5 NIV)

Briefly, here is an excerpt from the geneology of Joseph (Jesus’ non biological human father);

‘The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham: Jesse fathered David the king. David fathered Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah. Solomon fathered Rehoboam,…
Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.
(Matthew 1:1‭, ‬1:6‭-‬7‭, ‬1:16 NASB2020)

The Tanakh (Old Testament) Never Really Intended The Messiah (Christ) To Have A Typical, ‘Traditional’ Birth (Psalm 110:1, Matthew 22:42-46)

Did you know that the Tanakh (Old Testament) never really intended Christ to be of a typical, ‘traditional’ birth – or even an actual ‘literal blood descendant of king David – by way of Messiah’s human father’?

This is actually a key fact, as without it Psalm 110:1 would be broken.

You see, in Psalm 110:1, king David actually calls the Messiah (Christ) his ‘master’/’lord’ – a title which a parent does not usually use when speaking of his own offspring;

The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”
Psalms 110:1 NIV

The New Testament (Brit Chadasha) answers the Psalm to this effect – expounding on the context of the Psalm in a riddle;

saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?”
They said to him, “The son of David.”
He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’?

If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?
And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.
Matthew 22:42‭-‬46 ESV

Here, the Messiah (Christ) is attached to and descended from the house of king David – however, Christ was not born of his human father Joseph’s seed (G-d put Christ into faithful Mary’s womb via way of miracle, and Mary was then married to Joseph).

Christ is thus both a descendant of king David by way of poetic, spiritual linkage – and at the same time, is superior to king David, being his lord, as per the Psalm and the New Testament’s (Brit Chadasha’s) explaining of it.

This answers and explains how the Tanakh (Old Testament) actually foretold and notified us, that the birth of the Messiah (Christ), and inturn his literal family link to the house of king David and also his son king Solomon – would not be typical, but very special.

This is said as a father does not address his son as his lord (superior).

Mary Did Not Worry, Prophecy Can Be Poetic.

Then a virgin, when the angel gave her the news that she would give birth to a son who would be of the house of David, Mary did not worry or ask the angel how Messiah (Christ) could possibly be of the house of King David – given that the baby would be conceived by way of miracle, and not by Joseph’s seed.

Joseph was her soon-to-be husband (Matthew 1:18-19), and is a descendant of king David and also of kind David’s son, king Solomon.

It says;

‘…the angel Gabriel was sent from God… to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel said to her,…
you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” And Mary said…
let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.’
(Luke 1:26‭-‬27‭, ‬1:30‭-‬35‭, ‬1:38 ESV)

Mary was betrothed at the time of being pregnant by way of divine miracle from G-d just as the angel had foretold (Matthew 1:18-23).

This here is Messiah’s (Christ’s) link to the house of David – both by way of his non-biological father Joseph’s lineage, and also his faithful mother’s marriage to Joseph.

One therefore needs to interpret any prophetic passage from the Tanakh (Old Teatament) which may initially appear to state that the Messiah must be of the literal human seed of king David and also Solomon by way of a biological father – in a spiritual and figuratively linked way;

The prophets and the writings can often be metaphorical and poetic in nature, and this is therefore not an unreasonable approach.

The full scope of Holy Scripture is reconciled in this matter.

Summary

Prophecy is satisfied here.

Messianic genealogy requirements are met, by reconciling the often poetic and figurative Prophets and Writings as they were intended to be read and interpreted.

Christ is a decendant of the house of David.

Christ (Messiah) has thus been confirmed as linked to the house of David, and even king Solomon by way of his mother marrying his non-biological human father.

His mother who descended from king David, married Joseph – who descended from both of these two kings.

Any prophetic passage in the Tanakh (Old Testament) which states this criteria is a requirement for the Messiah (Christ) to meet (which it is) – has thus been satisfied, faithfully, whilst also acknowledging that the Prophets and the Writings can be highly poetic at metaphoric at times – such as Psalm 110:1 being answered by the New Testament (Matthew 22:42-46).

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His created, risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Bonus: Torah Law Confirms A Woman’s Tribal Status, Becomes The Same As Her Husbands, By Marriage.

Did you know that according to the Law of Moses (Torah), a women’s tribal status becomes that of her husband’s tribe – upon her being married to him;

• ref. Mishneh Torah, Seder Zeraim, Terumot, Chapter 6, 3 – par. ‘until the time she enters a chupah’
[link: https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/992032/jewish/Terumot-Chapter-6.htm#v3 ],

Rashi on Numbers 1:2
[link: https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9929/showrashi/true/jewish/Chapter-1.htm#v2 ].

The Example Found In Ruth confirms this; Did you know that king David’s great grandmother was Ruth, a Moabite woman?

Faithful Ruth was a foreigner who married Boaz (a Jew), and as a result of this; she was accounted as a native, like Rachael and Leah (Ruth 4:11).

From their marriage came their son Obed, who fathered Jesse, and Jesse fathered King David (Ruth 4:10-13, 4:17).

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Luke 11:5-9 Parable Explained: The Gospel Is Eternal – Even After The End Of The Age, Everlasting Life. – (Updated)

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Brief Summary

The Gospel is everlasting (ref. Revelation 14:6).

The purpose of this explanation of the parable found in Luke 11:5-9, is to show how it is communicating the fact that everlasting life will always be available to anyone who believes in Messiah (Christ) and endures here.

This is despite the fact that the doors to the kingdom of heaven are now ‘locked’, and the wedding feast of the Lamb has ended.

It is now dark and way past midnight here, however all those who believe and continue to knock, receive grace (Revelation 14:12).

Begin

The parable begins now, and will be explained section by section in [brackets];

‘Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say,…’
(Luke 11:5 NIV)

[Suppose I (Christ) have a friend (G-d), and I go to Him at midnight – at night, when no one can work outward miracles (John 9:4), and it is past the end, and say,]

‘…‘Friend lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ 
(Luke 11:5-6 NIV)

[G-d, please lend me much grace, as a believer in You and in me (Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1) has died on the earth that you raised me from (Isaiah 53:10), and he is now here (at the door of the Kingdom of Heaven) seeking the promised grace and everlasting life that all who believe in Christ and endure to the end recieve (Revelation 14:12, Acts 15:11).

He has made it here believing, despite the end of the age having already been! (Matthew 24:34-35).

The banquet has concluded – meaning that it is now past midnight, and thus past the prophesied ‘end of the age’ – the (spiritual) end of the earth.

We know this is it as we can see that the baked bread represents the kingdom of heaven as being complete and established from the parable of the three measures of leaven in Luke 13:20-21, which represent the kingdom of heaven.

Whilst Christ was on the earth, it was still being baked. Thus, in the parable that is being explained; essentially ‘all is said and done’.

This latecoming believer has no hope of gaining everlasting life and access into the kingdom of heaven, unless he recieves grace by his faith and observing the commandments of G-d (Revelation 14:12), until they die here on this earth.

Such endurance is referred to in Luke 11:5-9 as knocking at the door.]

And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ 
Luke 11:7 NIV

[And suppose G-d, from His temple, which is not located in the new earth (which is above this earth), but is in the new heaven, which is above the new earth (Isaiah 66:22, 66:24, 65:17, Revelation 21:1Revelation 14:17), said;
It is passed midnight, passed the end, all is done, the wedding feast the Lamb has ended; the doors to the kingdom of heaven are now ‘locked’ (Matthew 24:34-35, 24:29, Luke 14:24).

The supper/banquet that G-d holds for the Lamb (Christ), and the ‘bride’ (‘new jerusalem’ – ref. Revelation 21:2) – with his brothers and sisters (Matthew 22:1-14, Luke 14:15-24, Revelation 13:7-9), is now finished.

The second coming of Messiah (Christ) took place spiritually before this ‘end’ (Matthew 24:33, Mark 13:26-27), and now they look down from the new heaven/earth at the lake that burns with fire forever (Isaiah 66:24, Revelation 20:13-15) – this old earth which is essentially desolate of righteousness (Matthew 24:12), especially when speaking of Spirit and truth (John 4:24).

I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.
Luke 11:8 NIV

[Because of a believer’s endurance (ref. Revelation 14:12), which in this verse is described as [knocking with] ‘shameless audacity’ (NIV) – G-d will give grace which leads to everlasting life to a believing latecomer, as they are considered ‘friends’ with Messiah (believing the gospel) and in turn believe in G-d aswell (ref. 1 John 2:23);

Because the latecoming believer kept on knocking all along the way of his journey here (which means, ‘they were faithful, believing the Gospel, repenting, immersing (baptism; ref. 1 Peter 3:21, Matthew 28:19-20), and observing the law of Moses (Romans 3:31 ESV)); saving grace is given in consideration of their faith – which results in everlasting life, and thus entry to the kingdom of heaven, from G-d, by the hand of Christ.

Isaiah says He ‘…will not destroy them all.’ (Isaiah 65:8 ESV). Revelation says the Gospel is ‘…everlasting…’ (Revelation 14:6), and this means that whosoever believes in Christ (Messiah), will not simply just perish [eventually], and be sent back to the lake that burns with fire, but will live forever without end (ref. Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, 28:22, John 3:16, Revelation 21:8, 22:14).]

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Luke 11:9 NIV

[The Gospel is ‘everlasting’ (Revelation 14:6). The diligent latecoming beliver will recieve the grace that will result in their resurrection to everlasting life without end, by believing in Christ.

This means grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9), not shrinking back (Hebrews 10:39, 10:38), and not worshiping/taking the mark of the beast (Revelation 14:9-10).

This believer’s continued, learned, steadfast patience and endurance (ref. Romans 2:7, 5:3-5) is thus fruitful.

The call to come out of all sin and foreign worship has never been so urgent and encouraging;

‘…“Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;’
(Revelation 18:4 ESV)]

Luke 11:5‭-‬9 (NIV) interpreted and explained.


Hoping it is fruitful with you, and your believing;

‘…the everlasting gospel…’
(Revelation 14:6 KJV),

By your endurance you will gain your lives.
Luke 21:19 ESV.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

Shalom v’kind regards,

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Rosh Hashanah: How The Seventh Month, And Not The First – Is The New Year

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Introduction

The aim of this explanation is to share how Rosh Hashanah (The Feast of Trumpets – ref. Leviticus 23:24), which takes place on the first day on the seventh month (Tishrei) on the Hebrew calandar, is actually the beginning of the Jewish new year – despite Nisan (Abib) being described as the beginning of the year in Exodus 12:2.

Tishrei (the seventh month) serves as the first month of the year.

Nissan serves as the first month that the years of the month are listed in.

This is likened to a shopping list, where the first item appears up the top, and we view the other items (months) as we look down the list.

The seventh item (month), is a big bonus new product representing the Jewish new year).

Begin

Quick Fact:

Before we begin a fact to be aware of is that according to it’s definition, Tishrei (the seventh month) is ‘…from Akkadian tašrītu “Beginning”, from šurrû “To begin”…’* – however, we will not rely soley on this for the explanation.

Supporting Passage

Leviticus 25:8‭-‬13 is the supporting passage for this explanation, and will be explained on a moment;

‘…you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan. That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of itself nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines. For it is a jubilee. It shall be holy to you. You may eat the produce of the field.   “In this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his property.’
(Leviticus 25:9-‬13 ESV)

Explanation

This passage from the book of Leviticus tells us that in the seventh month – the fiftieth year (jubilee) is to be consecrated (v.10), declared as holy (ref. Rashi on Leviticus 25:10:1).

This is done on the Day of Atonement (v.9).

The Day of Atonement takes place a little over a week after Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year). Rosh Hashanah is deemed the new year by way of tradition and custom.

How do we know that when it says to ‘consecrate’ a year, that this means it is the start and not the end of the year instead?

Today the instruction of the Pharisees (typically unbelieving, though zealous rabbis – Matthew 23:1-3) state, that in the land of Israel; the land is to rest in the fiftieth year (as well as every seventh year).

This means that from the beginning of the year right to the end of the year, work such as sowing, commercial reaping, and the selling of produce is forbidden – for the entire year.

Paraphrasing the context of IBN Ezra on Leviticus 25:13:1, he confirms that the phrase that reads along the lines of ‘In the year of this jubilee’ in verse 13, speaks of action at the beginning of the year.

A Question Which The Mishnah Can Answer

A person might have a question like this thus far;

‘why would we consecrate (Leviticus 25:10 ESV) the jubilee (declare the year holy) a little over a week after Rosh Hashanah (the traditional new year)?’

Perhaps we can see the reasoning for this, from another matter touched upon in the Mishnah applying here;

When paraphrasing context from the Kehati Mishnah, Taanit 1,1 – it says ‘one must make himself acceptable, before making a request…’; i.e. one has made sure he has ceased sowing and reaping, and one has also returned ‘…to his clan…’ (Lev 25:10 ESV). This person can now be sure that all is in order and acceptable, and only then can in turn consecrate that year (declare that year holy).

Other Supporting References And Commentary

In this particular instance, a person could see the commentary of Rashi on Exodus 23:16 relating to this matter, which further agrees – though in a different way.

Exodus 23:16 states that the Festival of Ingathering (Festival of Booths / Sukkot) which is just after, though in the same month as Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur – is in the new year, as the old year has just gone/passed (see Rashi on Exodus 23:16);

And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, the year having just gone (since Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew New Year) [H3318], when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
Exodus 23:16 KJV [amended]

IBN Ezra on Exodus 23:16:2 further agrees when it states that the civil new year begins with Tishrei, which is the seventh month (Rosh Hashanah being on the first day of Tishrei) – the same month that the above mentioned Feast of Ingathering (Sukkot) is also in.

What About Nisan (Abib) As The First Month?

From this explanation, we can also see that when Holy Scriptures speak of the month of Nisan as being the first month of the year in the book of Exodus;

“This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you.
Exodus 12:2 ESV

That the contextual explanation is that Nisan is the first of months from the beginning of your exodus (see Kehati Mishnah, Seder Moed, Rosh Hashana 1,1, Kehati [free mobile application]).

Rashi when paraphrasing context, also states that this verse’s explanation is that; Nisan is simply to be known as the beginning of the order in which the months are counted for a year (ref. Rashi on Exodus 12:2:1) – with regard to the listing order of the year’s months, and not the actual commencement of the year (see also Kehati Mishnah, Seder Moed, Rosh Hashana 1,1, Kehati [free mobile application]).

Rosh Hashana, the first day of the seventh month [on this ‘list’] – being the actual beginning/commencement date of a Jewish new year.

Summary

By tradition and custom, we can see that on the Hebrew calendar the Biblical new year takes place on Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year, The Feast of Trumpets).

From Leviticus 25:8-13, we can also see that the jubilee year (the fiftieth year in the fifty year continuous cycle) is formally consecrated in the new year – though a little over a week or so after Rosh Hashanah, on the Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) ceremony.

From rabbinic commentary (IBN Ezra on Leviticus 25:13:1), we can see that the actioning of some of statutes that take place in the jubilee year, are actioned at the beginning of the year, and that this consecrating after the commandments have been completed – is a recorded school of thought on the approach to certain other matters, as we read in the Mishnah.

Hoping that this is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Messiah As Priest, No World Peace Here, Messiah Rules From Above, Levite Priests?

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Table Of Contents

This explanation aims to be of benefit in the following matters;

The Priesthood Of Melchizadek Is Recognized By God:

Abraham tithed to Melchizadek the priest, and inturn so to did the Sons of Aaron (Levite Priests) whilst in his loins.

Messiah (Christ) Was Sent Here To Become A Priest In The Order Of Melchizadek.

Showing how human sacrifice is forbidden as per Torah Law. Also showing how one of the primary reasons the Messiah was sent here – was to walk faithfully, and ultimately be pronounced and appointed High Priest in the order of Melchizadek as per Psalm 110:4.

What Does This Then Mean For The Levitical Priesthood – Is It Abolished And No More?

The Levitical Priesthood exists forever as per Torah Law.

What is The Need Of A High Priest In The Order Of Melchizadek?

What is the point of a High Priest in the order of Melchizadek then, if the dear zealous sons of Aaron still serve him as priests? The New Covenant (ref. Jeremiah 31:31-34).

No Holy ‘World Peace’ Here Amongst Men, Rather It Is Between The Holy God and Mankind (Who Believe And Repent):

Messiah was not sent to make world peace among men as we know it, rather he was sent to make peace between the Holy G-d and fallen man (Isaiah 49:3, 49:5).

Scripture states this is an unclean, fallen place (Isaiah 66:24, Leviticus 18:25).

With this, verses which might speak of world peace are typically referring to the new earth which is above and spoken of as a monotheistic place of peace in Isaiah 65:17-23, 66:22-23, Revelation 21:1-4.

Messiah Rules From Above, Right Now In The New Heaven And Earth

The Messiah was prophesied to ultimately rule in the new heaven and new earth (Psalm 45:7), which are above (Isaiah 66:22).

Potential Rebuttal;
We don’t need a mediator’

A person might mistakenly think or say ‘we do not need a mediator’.

The example of Moses acting as a type of mediator is shared with supporting Scripture.

Intended Aim:
• By addressing the above matters to an extent here, the Messiah is further shown and confirmed to be the Lord Jesus (Yehoshua/Yeshua) Christ – the created righteous man the LORD has sent, given and raised.

• A firmer grasp of the Word.

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■ The Priesthood Of Melchizadek Is Recognized By God:

Abraham tithed to Melchizadek the priest of G-d, when they were both on the earth (Genesis 14:18-20);

‘And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.) And he blessed him… And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.’
(Genesis 14:18‭-‬20 ESV)

Scripture tells us that he observed all of G-d’s good laws and statutes (Genesis 26:5).

With this, Scripture also inturn tells us that the Sons of Aaron (Levite Priests) symbolically tithed to Melchizadek, whilst in Abraham’s loins;

One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.
Hebrews 7:9‭-‬10 ESV

As, Abraham and inturn the Levite priests tithed to Melchizadek – in this sense, Holy Scripture tells us how this was an indicator which shows that the Priesthood of Melchizadek is greater than that of the Levitical Priesthood;

And without all contradiction the less [Abraham, and inturn the Levitical priesthood] is blessed of the better [Melchizadek, and inturn the priesthood in the order of Melchizadek].
Hebrews 7:7 KJV [Explanation in brackets]

The Brit Chadasha (New Testament/Covenant) is very insightful here, as it essentially expounds on what we have just read from the book of Genesis – and this inturn assists in what we see in the Psalms, and other Scriptures, which we will share in a moment.

Briefly though, why would the Melchizadek Priesthood be described as greater?

Answer: It gives way to everlasting life upon ressurection (Isaiah 28:16; 28:18, Ephesians 2:20, Jeremiah 31:31), and not simply a ‘potential long life’ in the new heaven and new earth which are above (ref. IBN Ezra on Isaiah 65:20).

This is part of the New Covenant, and is explained in greater detail in a little later here.
A new heart and G-d’s Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), as promised in Ezekiel 36:26-27 are also promised, and these enable a believer to ultimately be perfected (ref. Hebrews 7:11, Hebrews 10:14).

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Messiah (Christ) Was Sent Here To Become A Priest In The Order Of Melchizadek.

There is a lot of mainstream misunderstanding as to why Messiah (Christ) was even sent to the earth.

Holy Scripture totally forbids human sacrifice in the Torah (Deuteronomy 24:16, Jeremiah 31:30, Ezekiel 18:4. Ezekiel 18:20) – thus politely, any belief that a man was sent to be a literal human sacrifice for sins, is not and cannot be correct.

Ultimately the Messiah was sent to earth, to walk faithfully and observantly. He was appointed as High Priest in the order of Melchizadek, upon his ressurection.

This interpretation of a main, primary reason as to why the Messiah (Christ) was sent to the earth, is further reinforced in the Psalms where it says that he loved righteousness and hated wickedness [during his walk on the earth] – therefore he was annointed above his fellows (fellow creation) [upon being ressurected];

Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore [g]od [Messiah/Christ], thy God [the LORD], hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalm 45:67 KJV [with amendments]

He was thus inturn declared High Priest – not in the order of the sons of Aaron (because he is not a levite by birth), but rather in the order of Melchizadek, by G-d decreeing it;

The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
Psalm 110:4 ESV.

This Psalm is referred to in the Brit Chadasha (New Testament/Covenant) in places such as Hebrews 7:17.

This a priesthood based on Hashem’s (the LORD’s) decree and not by lineage (blood descendants) (Hebrews 7:16, 7:21).

The Levitical Priesthood is based by genealogy, and here men though relativley righteous, are fallible.

Whereas the Messah is sinless (Hebrews 4:15), was declared a Priest by G-d, and is the mediator of the New Covenant (ref. Jeremiah 31:31-34), to which the promised new heart and Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) causing a person to walk in God’scommandments and statutes, with everlasting life (ref. Ezekiel 36:26-27, Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:14-16).

We also see Scripture agreeing, where in another place it states that Messiah becomes a Priest [after G-d raised him from the dead], in a definitive verse which shows the Psalms and even Isaiah 53:12, even more clearly;

Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
Hebrews 2:17 ESV.

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■ What Does This Then Mean For The Levitical Priesthood – Is It Abolished And No More?

The Levitical Priesthood exists forever as per Torah Law. There is no dispute here, these zealous men serve Hashem (G-d) and the king Messiah above;

‘…Aaron and his sons…shall have the priesthood by a permanent statute. So you shall ordain Aaron and his sons.’
(Exodus 29:9 NASB2020)

‘“Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest… and… his descendants after him, a covenant of a permanent priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the sons of Israel.’ ”‘
(Numbers 25:11‭-‬13 NASB2020)

Other supporting perhaps include Isaiah 66:21.

Messiah (Christ), being above all, except for G-d Himself Who is above all;

For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:27 NIV

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■ What is The Need Of A High Priest In The Order Of Melchizadek?

What is the point of a High Priest in the order of Melchizadek then, if the dear zealous sons of Aaron still serve him as priests? The New Covenant (ref. Jeremiah 31:31-33, Isaiah 42:6, 49:8).

To be brief: Everlasting life (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18), instead of a potentially long life (ref. IBN Ezra on Isaiah 65:20) above – after this short life, is the purpose and need of Messiah as High Priest for the New Covenant, which is better.

The New Covenant, which Jeremiah 31:31 speaks of in required a new priesthood, the priesthood in the order of Melchizadek as per Psalm 110:4 – Messiah (Christ) as the mediator of it (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, 1 Timothy 2:5).

How do we know?

Isaiah 42:6 and 49:8 both tell us that Mesaiah was given to the people for a [new] covenant;

‘…I will give you as a covenant for the people,  a light for the nations,’
(Isaiah 42:6 ESV)

‘…I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people…’
(Isaiah 49:8 ESV).

It is this person (Adonai Yehoshua/Jesus HaMoshiach) whom mediates the new covenant – just as it is written;

‘…he… makes intercession for the transgressors.’
(Isaiah 53:12 ESV)

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No Holy ‘World Peace’ Here Amongst Men, Rather It Is Between The Holy God and Mankind (Who Believe And Repent):

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
Matthew 10:34 ESV

[Note: The sword mentioned in Matthew 10:34 refers to the word of G-d. This can be noted in Hebrews 4:12, Revelation 19:15.]

Messiah was not sent to make world peace among men as we know it, rather he was sent to make peace between the Holy G-d and fallen man, spiritually by faith and repentance (Isaiah 49:3, 49:5).

Scripture states that this is sadly an unclean, fallen place forever (Isaiah 66:24) – it is a designated, smokey wasteland (ref. Isaiah 9:18-21), a lake that burns with fire (Revelation 21:8).

With this, verses which might speak of world peace are instead typically referring to the new earth and new heaven which are above – as above is a monotheistic, and peaceful especially in the holy city of new Jerusalem, and on G-d’s Holy mountain (Isaiah 65:17-23, 66:22-23, Revelation 21:1-4).

The Holy Scriptures instead show us that the Messiah was sent to bring back Israel (spiritually) to Hashem (G-d) in faith and repentance;

³ And he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”  

⁵ And now the LORD says, he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him— for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD , and my God has become my strength—
Isaiah 49:3‭, ‬49:5 ESV

(The explanation for the riddle of Isaiah 49:3 and 49:5 (above) can be found here.)

Essentially, verse 3’s ‘Israel‘ is one man, whilst verse 5’s is the nation Israel, whom verse 3’s ‘Israel’ (Messiah/Christ) brings back to G-d, in faith and repentance.

Through trials in a body of flesh, Messiah relied on G-d, in a weak body of flesh (Matthew 26:41).

Also note Isaiah 49:6, it was a relatively ‘light’ thing for Messiah to bring back fallen Israel to G-d, and be a light to the nations of hope – by his own individual faithful walk which led to him becomming High Priest.
We then see in verse 4, which communicates Messiah’s caring desire and yearning to have all saved – as sadly not all currently believe. Scriptually this is the will of G-d (ref. 1 Timothy 2:3-4).

How is this peace between the Holy God and mankind achieved?

As Abraham’s offspring, and as priest of the new covenant in the order of Melchizadek – Messiah (Christ) makes intercession (prayers) for transgressors, as per Isaiah;

‘…he… makes intercession for the transgressors.’
(Isaiah 53:12 ESV)

This is referred to and spoken of continually in the Brit Chadasha (New Testament/Covenant), in verses such as;

‘…he always lives to make intercession for them.’
(Hebrews 7:25 ESV)

And,

‘…Christ Jesus… is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.
(Romans 8:34 ESV).

By his knowing of the Torah, and his faithful observance of it, with G-d blessing and annointing him with the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) (Isaiah 48:16 NIV) – the Messiah never sinned (‘he knew no violence’ – 53:9) – and once G-d raised him from the dead (‘prolong his days’ – 53:10), he continued to care for his people and made intercession (prayer) for them.

G-d accepts his prayer (Proverbs 15:29, Isaiah 53:12), and this results in many being accounted righteous;

‘…by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.
Isaiah 53:11 ESV

Explanation: Messiah (Christ) bears the iniquities of believing mankind by his prayer to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

So here, we have peace between the Holy God and fallen mankind, by believing in Messiah (Christ).

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Messiah Rules From Above, Right Now In The New Heaven And Earth

The Messiah was prophesied to ultimately rule in the new heaven and new earth, which are both above this old earth (Isaiah 9:7, 66:22, 66:24).

This is arrived at as Psalm 45:7 states that Messiah hated wickedness, though loved righteousness during his walk in the earth here – he was therefore then annointed above his fellows.

Thy throne, O [g]od [Messiah/Christ], is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. 
Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore [g]od [Messiah/Christ], thy God [the LORD], hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalm 45:6‭-‬7 KJV [with amendments / explanation]

Psalm 110:4 states that the Messiah (Christ) was inturn declared High Priest in the order of Melchizadek;

The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Psalm 110:4 KJV

Psalm 110:1 shows us that God has Messiah (Christ) sitting at His right hand (in the highest heaven) – as it says;

‘The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand…’
(Psalm 110:1 ESV).

Messiah being High Priest and in turn mediator of the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31, 1 Timothy 2:5).

His throne as our king who serves G-d, is forever (Psalm 45:6).

The Scriptural fact that Messiah reigns from above and not here, is further reinforced when we review Isaiah chapter 9.

Isaiah 9:6-7 speaks of Messiah (Christ) being born and ruling forever more.

How do we read it?

After reading verse 6 where he was born, a reader pauses and then can complete Isaiah 53 (his death and ressurection), then they resume Isaiah 9:7.

Verse 7 goes on to speak of the Messiah’s ever increasing government and rulership forever more, above in the new the heaven and new earth – where things are described as monothiestic and peaceful
(Isaiah 65:17-23, 66:22-23, Revelation 21:1-4).

The rest of of Isaiah 9, then goes on to agree with Isaiah 66:24, in that this place is an unclean smokey place – a lake burning with fire (judgement and wrath), forever.

This is the view when looking down from above;

“And they will go out and look on the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; the worms that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”
Isaiah 66:24 NIV

For reference, the passage of Isaiah 9:6-7 reads as follows;

‘For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders…. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.’
(Isaiah 9:6‭-‬7 NIV)

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Potential Rebuttal;

‘We don’t need a mediator’

A person might mistakenly think or say ‘we do not need a mediator’.

The peaceable, Scriptural response is, ‘ Whilst he was on the earth, Moses was the mediator between the Holy God and Israel, as we see here;

‘Now when all the people… stood far off and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, lest we die.” The people stood far off, while Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.’
(Exodus 20:18‭-‬19‭, ‬20:21 ESV)

Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God.
Exodus 18:15 NASB2020

Isaiah 42:6, 49:8 has just shown us that there was one given [as a mediator] for the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31, Hebrews 8:8) – to which the Brit Chadasha (New Testament) agrees and explains is Christ (Messiah);

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
1 Timothy 2:5 ESV

‘…one between Hashem and kol Bnei Adam, the man Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach Yehoshua,’
(Timotiyos I 2:5 OJB, for context in this instance)

Isaiah further speaks on the statute and promise which ultimately means everlasting life to all whom believe in this mediator;

‘…a precious cornerstone
‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’ 
Then your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand…’
(Isaiah 28:16‭, ‬28:18 ESV)

The identity of this man (the ‘precious cornerstone‘), is then revealed in the New Testament, once again;

‘…Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,’
(Ephesians 2:20 ESV)

The mediator of the new covenant which means everlasting life to all whom believe.

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Hoping it is fruitful, and may the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach (the Lord Jesus Christ). Amen.

Shalom v’kind regards,


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There Is No Trinity

How Christ Prays, And Is Not A Literal Human Sacrifice For Sin – (Verse explanations; Hebrews 9:26, 9:23, 10:5, 10:9, 10:12, 10:14, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/22/how-christ-prays-and-is-not-a-literal-human-sacrifice-for-sin-verse-explanations-hebrews-926-923-105-109-1012-1014-isaiah-5312/

Christ [Became] A High Priest – (Hebrews 2:17)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/08/christ-became-a-high-priest-hebrews-217/

‘Propitiation’: Intercession, Not Human Sacrifice (1 John 2:2, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/10/propitiation-1-john-2-2-isaiah-5312/

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Hebrews 7:27 Explained – Human Sacrifices Are Forbidden.

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Brief Summary

Here, Hebrews 7:27 is explained in it’s correct context to show how it does not speak of human sacrifice (e.g. the crucifixion and ressurection), as human sacrifice is forbidden by the Holy G-d.

The actual meaning of the verse is that it speaks of how he (Christ) ‘offered up himself’ with regard to willingly laying down his life in order to fulfil Scripture.

Begin

He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.
Hebrews 7:27 ESV

Subject Phrase;

‘…he did this once for all when he offered up himself.’
(Hebrews 7:27 ESV)

Explanation;

We know that the expression ‘offered up himself’ is with regard to him willingly laying down his life in order to fulfil Scripture (John 10:18) – for example, ‘…he was cut off out of the land of the living…’ (Isaiah 53:8 ESV).

We know that Christ then became High Priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4), when the Psalms tell us that during his walk here, he ‘…loved righteousness and hated wickedness…’ (Psalm 45:7 ESV) whilst on the earth.

As a result, he was annointed above all fellow creation (Psalm 45:7, Matthew 28:18, Psalm 110:4);

Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore god, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalm 45:7 KJV [amended]

The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Psalm 110:4 KJV

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:18 KJV

This attaining to the position of mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) and high priest, means he can now go on interceding (praying) for us (Isaiah 53:12 ESV, Romans 8:34).

Summary

This is the sense of what it means when it says ‘he offered up himself once’; it is speaking of his death and resurrection out of obedience, which led to him becoming High Priest. With this one act of faithful obedience, he can now intercede for us and our shortcomings (1 John 2:1);

God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
Acts 5:31 ESV

For clarity, Christ had no sin (Isaiah 53:9, Hebrews 4:15), and his humble sinless nature is spoken of Hebrews 13:8 – where it tells us he was the same yesterday, today, and will be forever

Peaceabley, this verse thus does not speak of human sacrifice at all.

The law of Moses (Torah), and the rest of the Holy Scriptures forbid human sacrifice, and some references for this are; Deuteronomy 24:16, Jeremiah 31:30, Ezekiel 18:4. Ezekiel 18:20.

How Christ Prays, And Is Not A Literal Human Sacrifice For Sin – (Verse explanations; Hebrews 9:26, 9:23, 10:5, 10:9, 10:12, 10:14, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/22/how-christ-prays-and-is-not-a-literal-human-sacrifice-for-sin-verse-explanations-hebrews-926-923-105-109-1012-1014-isaiah-5312/

Christ [Became] A High Priest – (Hebrews 2:17)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/08/christ-became-a-high-priest-hebrews-217/

‘Propitiation’: Intercession, Not Human Sacrifice (1 John 2:2, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/10/propitiation-1-john-2-2-isaiah-5312/

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‘…to give his life as a ransom for many.”‘ – (Matthew 20:28 Explained)

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Brief Summary

The aim of this explanation of Holy Scripture is to peaceably share how in no place does it, or any other Scripture allow for human sacrifice – rather, the verse uses the word ‘ransom’ in a unique way, as the Law of Moses and the rest of Holy Scripture forbids human sacrifice (Deuteronomy 24:16, Jeremiah 31:30, Ezekiel 18:20 etc.).

Instead, when the verse says ‘ransom’, it speaks of the Messiah’s (Christ’s) personal walk and obedience until death – to fulfil prophecy spoken of himself, and be declared High Priest in the order of Melchizadek forever to then intercede for the sins of many (Psalm 110:4, 45:7, Isaiah 53:11-12).

Begin

The verse reads as follows;

just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Matthew 20:28 NIV

Interpretation

He gave his life as a ‘ransom’ for many, in the sense that he would then become High Priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, 45:7), by fulfilling prophecy (e.g. Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 42:6, 49:8, 49:3 & 49:5, 53, Micah 5:2 ESV), and in turn make intercession (prayer) for mankind – in his position as mediator, high priest and representation for such (1 Timothy 2:5, Isaiah 53:11-12, Romans 8:34).

Where the word ‘ransom’ (G3083) appears in the interlinear text, this is used in a ‘figurative’ manner as per the Strong Exhaustive Concordance’s root word useage.

When we then see the Standard Strong’s Concordance speaking of useage(s) for the word ‘ransom’, it may legally be used in the sense of ‘expiation‘ – a word which according to dictionary definitions means ‘…the act of making amends…for wrong doing’.

Such ‘making amends…for wrong doing’ (expiation) is referring to the Messiah (Christ) and his faithfully observant walk even unto death; so that he could then (Psalm 45:7) obtain the position of high priest in the order of Melchizadek, in order to make many to be accounted righteous (forgiven) – just as Isaiah had foretold;

He [G-d] shall see of the travail of his soul [shall see Christ’s faithful obedience], and shall be satisfied [satisfied with His Son]: by his [Christ’s] knowledge [of the Law of Moses and the rest of the Holy Scriptures, the way of the LORD] shall my righteous servant justify many [shall Christ make many to be accounted righteous (ref. esv) – as]; for he [Christ] shall bear their iniquities [by way of prayer (intercession; v.12) as mediator 1 Timothy 2:5]. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death [faithfully and obediently]: and he was numbered with the transgressors [though he hadn’t sinned (v.9)]; and he bare the sin of many [as mediator and high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 4:14-16)], and made intercession for the transgressors [(Romans 8:34)].
Isaiah 53:11‭-‬12 KJV.

Potential Rebuttal;

The interpretation says that Christ was not declared high priest in the order of Melchizadek, until he was raised from the dead.

There is a verse which says that Christ has always been the same though;

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8 ESV

Response; Peaceabley, when read with the fuller scope of Holy Scripture, we see that Hebrews 13:8 (above) is speaking chiefly of Christ’s steadfast faith, and inturn his sinlessness (Isaiah 53:9) – here in verse 7;

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.
Hebrews 13:7 ESV

This also speaks of the ‘outcome’ of the lives of the faithful (i.e. Christ), and his outcome was to obtain the position of sole mediator between the Holy God and men (1 Timothy 2:5).

The risen King Messiah (Christ) was declared High Priest, and we see this in such places as the following, when words like ‘arises’ are used that show progression etc.;

And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek,
Hebrews 7:15 NASB2020.

Psalm 45:7 speaks of how Christ hated wickedness [by interpretation (during his walk)], and instead loved righteousness. He was subsequently annointed above all creation, by G-d;

Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore [g]od, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalm 45:7 KJV ([amended])

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach).

How Christ Prays, And Is Not A Literal Human Sacrifice For Sin – (Verse explanations; Hebrews 9:26, 9:23, 10:5, 10:9, 10:12, 10:14, Isaiah 53:12)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/22/how-christ-prays-and-is-not-a-literal-human-sacrifice-for-sin-verse-explanations-hebrews-926-923-105-109-1012-1014-isaiah-5312/

Christ [Became] A High Priest – (Hebrews 2:17)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/08/christ-became-a-high-priest-hebrews-217/

‘Propitiation’: Intercession, Not Human Sacrifice (1 John 2:2, Isaiah 53:12)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/10/propitiation-1-john-2-2-isaiah-5312/

Hebrews 7:27 Explained – Human Sacrifices Are Forbidden.

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How Christ Prays, And Is Not A Literal Human Sacrifice For Sin – (Verse explanations; Hebrews 9:26, 9:23, 10:5, 10:9, 10:12, 10:14, Isaiah 53:12)

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Commandments You Can Buy Now, With This Faith

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This explanation of Holy Scripture aims to briefly, and peaceably share some commandments in a concise manner. The commandments and customs which will be explained and shared are the Mezuzah, tefillin (phylacteries), tzitzit (fringes), talit gadol, siddurs (prayer books). Scripture is referenced and discussed along the way.

■ Mezuzah

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This commandment is found in Deuteronomy 6:9 amongst other places.

Today, a mezuzah contains a handwritten scroll which features select passages from the Torah. These scrolls are written by the dear scribes and Pharisees.

It is a great commandment, and also assists in being mindful of the G-d’s good ways, upon entering one’s gates/doors.

The are various customs with regard to installation on your door posts – however typically the mezzanine is installed on the right of the door(s) (when entering), about 3/4 of the way up the door.

The mezuzah can be slightly angled on a diagonal, with the top towards the left, the bottom towards the right.

■ Tefillin (phylacteries)

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This commandment is found in Deuteronomy 6:8 amongst other places, and we see its implementation and use in verses such as Matthew 23:5 – where the tefillin of Deuteronomy 6:8 (totophoth [Strong’s Hebrew Concordance word number 2903]), are referred to as ‘phylacteries’. (phulaktérion [Strong’s Greek Concordance word number 5440])

Tefillin consists of the batim (two boxes) filled with handwritten select passages from the Torah, and retzuot (tefillin straps, used to bind/tie/affix the batim to the head and arm, during a morning prayer.

The tefillin making process is typically all by the dear scribes and Pharisees, from leather selection, pressing and forming, the copying of Holy Scripture to parchment scoll by hand, and to paint application.

Like Mezuzah scrolls, there are various grades of quality for the construction, the grade of leather, and also the parchment that make up tefillin.

■ Tzitzit (fringes)

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This commandment is found in Numbers 15:37-41, and we see it being implemented in verses such as Matthew 23:5, Matthew 9:20 and Luke 8:44.

Due to modern dress and society, the commandment of fringes (tzitzit) is generally carried out today by way of wearing a Tallit Ketan (undershirt, with four distinguished corners nearing the waist, similar to a poncho).

The commandment is also demonstrated by those who pray with a tallit gadol (prayer shawl) during their prayer.

Siddurim (Prayer Books)

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These can be an excellent tool in learning ancient blessings, and prayers – and even some Hebrew along the way as you go.

Siddurs such as the Artscroll Transliterated Interlinear English Siddur, display the Hebrew, the Transliterated Hebrew (Hebrew with English letters to pronounce), and the English on the page.

As per the famous Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:8-13), we can see that the instruction and contextual message to be learned, is to not make our prayers unnecessarily long.

What we seek is already known;

Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Matthew 6:8 NIV

‘Pray then like this:…’
(Matthew 6:9 ESV)

From this, and with the learning of ancient/old prayers from a siddur, one can perhaps make a concise selection from a prayer book in their prayers.

In the siddur mentioned above, a person might see that some of the mourning blessings and requests are quite similar to those referenced in the Lord’s Prayer.

Thus such selections from the siddur that might resound with you and be on your heart might add a richness to your prayers, whether you feel English or Hebrew be best.

For fuller context, some reasons why it has been recommended that prayer be kept concise – apart from what has been quoted above from Matthew 6:8 -, is that some of the zealous Pharisees may have been motivated to appear overly pious to others by praying on street corners in public (Matthew 6:5).

Another reason for a concise/shorter prayer, is that pagans used to have very lengthy prayers and/or chants in hopes that they would be heard by their created god(s) (Matthew 6:7, 1 King 18:26, 18:28-29).

With this, perhaps some might feel that an occasional long prayer is an act of reverence – especially when sung.

If so, such does not break the above two instructions, and could also perhaps be seen as reverencial, and even worshipful music (e.g. Orthodox Jewish Prayers sung in a synagogue).

In ancient times in Israel, there were indeed professional singers involved in beautiful melodic service;

Then David spoke to the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their relatives as the singers, with musical instruments, harps, lyres, and cymbals, playing to raise sounds of joy.
1 Chronicles 15:16 NASB2020

A person should carefully review such books, and even perhaps make amendments where needed – as Messiah (Christ) has been, risen, and appeared.

The first disciples of the Messiah (Christ) were certainly devoted to prayer;

‘And they continued stedfastly… in prayers.’
(Acts 2:42 KJV)

‘…we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.’
(Acts 6:4 KJV)

And with this, there is a prompt to think on just how we are reverencing and honoring G-d along the way, with passages such as this;

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.
Hebrews 12:28‭-‬29 ESV

Where To Buy?

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These commandments and customs can usually be purchased today from a reputable Judaica store.

There are also online sellers of such, whom offer ‘kosher certificates/certification’ with regard to construction and quality as per the various customs.

A person can make a purchase on a working day from an online store such as one of the following unaffiliated online stores.

One such place is www.ajudaica.com – which at the time of writing, is still trading.

With regards to the Tallit Ketan, some might prefer the Perf-Tzit also known as Neat-Tzit/Undershirt Tzitzit brand, which is a little less long in the garment (not as ‘baggy’), though not too fitted from www.golds.com.au .

Remember to refrain from a purchase on the Sabbath or on a ‘High Sabbath’ (day of rest during a holy day/feast)!

Potential Rebuttal from a person with regard to the commandments of Tefillin and Tzitzit;

A person might read Matthew 23:5 and initially mistakenly say something like ‘this passage means we no longer do these commandments anymore – as G-d’s Law is written on our hearts…’;

They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long,
Matthew 23:5 ESV

Such an interpretation however is incorrect, as the context of this passage is essentially saying ‘do the commandments, however do not seek the praise of men whilst doing them. Instead do them out of love and obedience to God’.

We see such to be true in the next two verses – where it goes further into the context and speaks of people whom might be seeking the praise of men, instead of the praise of G-d;

‘…broad and their fringes long,
and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others.’
(Matthew 23:5-‬7 ESV).

May the Holy God bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach);

With this faith, as we go on learning (Acts 15:21) and upholding His Law (the law of Moses, which features the famous Ten Commandments and the rest);

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. Do we then overthrow the law by this faith?
By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Romans 3:28‭, ‬3:31 ESV

Amen.

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How Christ Prays, And Is Not A Literal Human Sacrifice For Sin – (Verse explanations; Hebrews 9:26, 9:23, 10:5, 10:9, 10:12, 10:14, Isaiah 53:12)

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Table Of Contents
■ Introduction
■ Hebrews 9:26;
■ Hebrews 9:23;
■ Hebrews 10:12
■ Hebrews 10:14
■ Humble submission on Isaiah 53:12

Introduction

The aim of this explanation is to further interpret verses which speak of either Christ’s death and ressurection, or his blood – as they are; poetic and meorphical in a certain way, especially if they read along the lines of ‘sacrifice’ or ‘makes us clean’.

Instead we find that they are ultimately speaking of how Christ is always faithful and obedient, and laid down his life as specified in Holy Scripture – which prophesied such would happen.

The Law of Moses states that human sacrifice is not allowed (Deuteronomy 24:16) – the end result of his walk here, was that Christ was declared High Priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, 45:7), and this means that the new covenant was instituted (Isaiah 43:6, 49:8, Jeremiah 31:31-34), and this means newness and everlasting life to all who believe (Isaiah 28:16, Ezekiel 36:26-27, 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV).

As High Priest, Christ in turn makes intercession (prayer) for people, and the Father (G-d) hears (ref. Romans 8:34, Isaiah 53:12, Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:1).

Begin

Let us now review and explain some verses;

Hebrews 9:26;

for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Hebrews 9:26 ESV

▪︎Explanation:
Scripture tells us why he laid down his life only once, and also suffered willfully (ref. John 10:18) – in a way which is in agreement with other verses which speak of such in a [literal] manner;

‘…so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.’
(Hebrews 2:17 ESV)

This means, to become high priest, he only had to die once, and not over and over again.

Then, when it says ‘to make propitiation’ – this is again what he now does as high priest, and Scripture actually says he does this continually – ‘propitiation’ here meaning to ‘pray for transgressors’ (Romans 8:34, Isaiah 53:12, Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:1).

This is also what we see in literal verses which relate to him being;

• ‘mediator’ (1 Timothy 2:5),
• declared High Priest – because he hated wickedness when he was here (Psalm 45:7), and,
• making intercession (prayer) for sinners to God – scriptually, this is how forgiveness of sins works by grace through faith, especially without a temple and certified Levitical priests;

‘…Christ Jesus who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.’
(Romans 8:34 NIV)

‘…makes intercession for the transgressors.’
(Isaiah 53:12 ESV)

‘…if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.’
(1 John 2:1 NIV)

In plain, brief – yet reverential English;

Christ (Messiah) is active, ongoing, representation for mankind that falls short. (Psalm 110:4). He died once, and was declared High Priest as per the Psalm (45:7).

More importantly, through this new covenant, this is how everlasting life is obtained, by a person believing ‘in’ Christ;

‘…‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’’
(Isaiah 28:16 ESV)

‘…Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,’
(Ephesians 2:20 ESV)

‘…whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’
(John 3:16 KJV)

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Hebrews 9:23;

Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Hebrews 9:23 ESV

Hebrews 9:23, is referring to heavenly sacrifices such as the praise and prayer (intercession of Christ [Isaiah 53:12], which according to Psalm 40:6, Hebrews 10:5, 10:9 – confirm are better sacrifices than burnt offerings.

▪︎Explanation:
‘…the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.’ (ESV)

– Without getting too aloof and poetical, Scripture literally states that thanksgiving, steadfast love, and good deeds (without sin) are looked upon more favourably than sacrifices;

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Hebrews 13:15‭-‬16 ESV

Christ literally praises and prays to God as mediator for the forginess of sins of people (Romans 8:34, Isaiah 53:12, Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:1);

‘…we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.’
(1 John 2:1 ESV)

Here is a proof text of three verses which ultimately agree here, in that Christ does God’s will and such is pleasing to God, and God hears the prays of the righteous (Proverbs 15:29). The explanation of them follows;

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire– but my ears you have opened — burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
Psalm 40:6 NIV

‘Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said,  “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me;
…“Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second.’
(Hebrews 10:5, 10:9 ESV)

Interpretation of these three verses which go towards explaining Hebrews 9:23;

‘…Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired…’ (ESV) means;

God does not really desire sin offerings over and over- he desires open ears, hearts, and diligent observance of His commandments. He desires no sin from His people.

Christ does God’s will perfectly, a sin offering is not really required of him for actual sins, as he did no violence (Isaiah 53:9) – he is annointed beyond maximum (Isaiah 48:16, Colossians 2:9).

Rather it then says,

‘…I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second.’ (ESV)

And this refers to how;

A) out of obedience, Christ was given to death in order to be confirmed and declared High Priest (in the order of Melchizadek),

And this was so,

B) his obedient walk in a body of flesh could be fulfilled as per Scripture (Isaiah 52:13-15, Micah 5:2 ESV, John 19:19-22)

And,

C) ‘…the second.’ (ESV) [covenant] could be established, as it says in Isaiah 42:6, 49:8;

It was so the new covenant (Jer 31:31) could become active for those who believe in Messiah (Christ); Everlasting Life for people (Isaiah 28:16, John 3:14-15).

Thus believers are no longer under the curses which lead to perishing (‘wasting disease’; Deuteronomy 28:22 ESV, John 3:16 KJV); These they do not perish after ressurection, and thus there is no condemnation towards them (Isaiah 28:16-22, John 3:14-16, Romans 8:1).

Hebrews 9:23, is thus referring to sacrifices such as the praise and prayer (intercession of Christ), which according to Psalm 40:6, Hebrews 10:5, 10:9 – confirm are better sacrifices than burnt offerings.

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Further Verses With Concise Explanation;

Hebrews 10:12

(with explanation in [brackets]);

But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice
[referring to Christ laying down his life in obedience to G-d, where he was given to death, once. This was so he could be mediator and high priest of the new covenant (ref. Jer 31:31, Isa 42:6, 49:8, Hebrews 8:6)]
for sins forever
[believers have their sins forgiven and recieve righteousness (qualities etc., Ref. Heb 10:14) from God by believing in Christ (Philippians 3:3). Christ then goes on interceding for transgressors however (Romans 8:34, Isaiah 53:12, Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:1)]
, sat down on the right hand of God;
Hebrews 10:12 KJV (with explanation in [brackets])

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Hebrews 10:14

For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Hebrews 10:14 KJV

Explanation;

Christ was given once (he laid down his life out of obedience), so that he could become High priest of the New Covenant, where people can recieve of the righteousness of God through faith in him (Philippians 3:3). 

This does not then mean that Christ does not then go on interceding (acting as mediator for what sadly continues to fall short – people [ref. Acts 15:10-11];

Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.”
Acts 15:10‭-‬11 ESV

We know this as other verses tell us that even now he is mediating between the Holy God and people, because of their sins (Romans 8:34, Isaiah 53:12, Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:1).

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Humble Submission On Isaiah 53:12;

Isaiah says that the Messiah (Christ)
[figuratively]

‘…bore the sins of many…’,
(Isaiah 53:12)

However,

Isaiah also says that Christ
[literally]

‘…makes intercession for believers and/or transgressors.’
(ref. Isaiah 53:12 ESV, see Acts 15:11)

Explanation:

It is put to you that as per the explanation, all references with regard to ‘blood washing the robes of believers clean’ (ref. Revelation 7:13) and the like, are metaphorical.

This is said, as if his death was in fact a literal human sacrifice (which it is not, as that is prohibited by the Law of Moses ref. Deuteronomy 24:16) – then there would be no reason for him to have to continually pray for sinners and believers as we have read in (Romans 8:34, Isaiah 53:12, Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:1).

Thus the ‘bore our sins [by way of his death]’ is a figurative metaphor, and the literal is in his acting as high priest and mediator – by interceding (making prayer) for people, an activity which is on going.

Lastly (and peaceably), Holy Scripture says that Christ was,

‘…given as a [‘new’ ref. Jer 31:31] covenant for the people…’
(Isaiah 42:6, 49:8)

How and in what way?

Answer: Sent and given once as per John 3:16 KJV;

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 KJV

This once part was so he could be made high priest after his faithful walk, as he fulfilled Scripture (Hebrews 2:17).

And Why and what for?

So all who believe can recieve everlasting life and forgiveness of sins, as described in the new covenant with him as mediator (Jeremiah 31:31-34, Ezekiel 36:26-27, Isaiah 27:16).

Hoping it is fruitful.

May G-d bless beyond maximum in Moshiach (in Christ).

Shalom.

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Recommended Reading;

• ‘Propitiation’: Intercession, Not Human Sacrifice (1 John 2:2, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/10/propitiation-1-john-2-2-isaiah-5312/

• Christ [Became] A High Priest – (Hebrews 2:17)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/08/christ-became-a-high-priest-hebrews-217/

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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The Formula Of Baptism Explained – (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:38)

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Introduction:

This explanation will explain the risen King Messiah’s (Christ’s) instructions for baptism verse by verse (Matthew 28:18-20), and also break down the famous ‘…in the name of…’ formula line by line, as per verse 19 – being;

‘…in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:’
(ref. Matthew 28:19)

A baptism script that one might entertain/recite when doing this commandment is also shared.

Then, what it means to be baptised in the name of the Lord ‘Jesus Christ’ (ref. Acts 2:38), will also be explained.

——-

Matthew 28:18-20

VERSE 18:
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:18 KJV

EXPLANATION:
This verse is linked in another verse which briefly states that God has put all things at the King Messiah’s (Christ’s) feet (control), except of course for God Himself, as He is above all;

For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him.
1 Corinthians 15:27 ESV

1 Corinthians 15:27 shows us that G-d remains above all including Christ – hence,

‘…the Father is greater than I…’
(John 14:28).


VERSE 19 And Explanation:

•’…baptizing them in the name of the Father,…’
[
a person recognises and believes that G-d is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,].

‘…and of the Son…’
[a person recognises and believes that the Lord Jesus (Yehoshua/Yeshua) Christ is the Messiah – the created Son of God, whom God has raised from the dead,].

‘…and of the Holy Spirit/Ghost…’
[a person recognises and is seeking G-d’s sovereign help along the way as they now desire to walk in His good commandments. This is also referred to in Holy Scripture as refreshing and renewal which is promised to all who believe in Christ (1 Peter 3:21, Acts 15:8, 3:19 NASB, 2 Cor 5:17 KJV, Ezekiel 36:26-27, John 14:1, Isaiah 50:10). This refreshing newness comes from God and is effected by His Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh). It is part of what is known as the New Covenant (Jer 31:31-34, Ezekiel 36:26-27)], and is also described and serves as;

‘He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved…’
(Mark 16:16 KJV)

‘…an appeal to God for a good conscience…’
(1 Peter 3:21 ESV),

which means,

‘…rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,’
(Titus 3:5 NIV).

A Potential Script:

With this perhaps when immersing in water (baptising), a script one might entertain/recite could sound along the lines of:

‘Dear God, I am hereby now being baptized as per Holy Scripture. This is being done in honor of You, Your risen son, and the recognition and believing for Your soveriegn help and refreshing by way of Your Holy Spirit. Baptism is also an appeal for a good conscience, help, and is also descibed as a good obedient deed and type of seal (Mark 16:16) – as per the instructions of the Messiah (Christ). I look forward to learning and applying your rules and statutes in my life’.


VERSE 20:
‘Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you…’
(Matthew 28:20 KJV)

EXPLANATION:
With this faith, Believers are to uphold G-d’s good commandments and statutes – which are known as the Law of Moses;

‘…commandments… whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’
(Matthew 5:19‭-‬20 ESV)

Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Romans 3:31 ESV

‘…we uphold the Torah.’
(Kehilah in Rome 3:31 OJB)

What Does It Mean To Be Baptised In The Name Of Jesus Christ? (ref. Acts 2:38);

Acts 2:38 reads as follows;

Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:38 NIV

Briefly, the expression ‘…in the name of…’ is a phrase used in recognition / to honor a person and or refer to their instructions/words.

This can be seen in other older literature, such as the Mishnah/Talmud – where it might read as this; ‘…r. Yochanan said in the name of r.Mordicai, r.Mordicai said to wash before evening every night – just in case.’

This assists us now with what Acts 2:28 is trying to communicate – which when paraphrased is saying;

‘In honor/recognition of the risen Lord Jesus Christ and his instructions, be baptised in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. With this faith also learn and uphold God’s good commandments and statutes.’.
(par. ref. Matthew 28:19-20)

How – By Immersion Or Sprinkle?

Holy Scripture shows us in passages such as Acts 8:36-39, that baptism is traditionally by way of immersion in a body of water.

Hoping these things are fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus (Yehoshua/Yeshua) Christ. Amen.

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The Gift of Tongues Defined And Shown No Longer Active, Scripturally.

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Introduction:

This explanation of Holy Scripture intends to share exactly what the miraculous gift of tongues was; a gift the original early believers were gifted with, to allow the sharing of the gospel with people who spoke foreign languages.

We will see that this outward spiritual gift along with others such as healing the sick, and prophecy have ceased as per 1 Corinthians 13:8, since Mark 13:24 and John 9:4 were fulfilled – where it says ‘…the moon will not give it’s light.’, meaning; ‘…G-d will not give His Holy Spirit for the purposes of outward miracles.’. (ESV), and ‘…Night is coming, when no one can work.’ (NIV).

Coherent Language or Jibberish?

The one who was speaking in tongues, likely did not understand the message he/she was delivering on behalf of God, out of their mouths.

It says that the person with the gift of tongues did not understand what they spoke (1 Cor 14:11, 14:13, 14:14) – however the words that they spoke were actual recognized languages that other people could understand in their different native languages (Acts 2:6, 2:8, 1 Cor 14:10);

And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language?
Acts 2:6‭, ‬2:8 ESV

¹⁰ There are doubtless many different languages in the world, and none is without meaning, 
¹¹ but if I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner to the speaker and the speaker a foreigner to me. 
¹² So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church.
¹³ Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret. 
¹⁴ For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful.
1 Corinthians 14:10-14 ESV

As the person was speaking in a foreign language, they thus required a translator for the rest of say the native Hebrew speaking congregation, whenever they gathered together (1 Corinthians 14:27-28) – or the person speaking had to pray that he would be able to interpret the foreign language himself, so the congregation could understand (1 Corinthians 14:13);

If anyone speaks in a tongue, two—or at the most three—should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and to God.
1 Corinthians 14:27‭-‬28 NIV

For this reason the one who speaks in a tongue should pray that they may interpret what they say.
1 Corinthians 14:13 NIV

Purpose Of The Gift Of Tongues:

The gift of tongues was primarily given to some believers and not all;

‘…Do all speak in tongues?…’
(1 Corinthians 12:30 NIV)

This was so foreigners could hear the gospel in their own respective languages and help them better understand it (Acts 2:4-11).

The gift was initially given to simply assist in the spread of the good news of everlasting life being available me now to all who believe in G-d and in Christ (John 14:1, Isaiah 28:16, 50:10);

So then, tongues are for a sign,… to unbelievers…’.
(1 Corinthians 14:22 NASB2020)

Is This Gift Active Today?;

The gift of tongues ceased along with prophecy and other miracles quite some time ago. This is intended to ideally be shown in another explanation, G-d willing.

Peaceably, it is with the above explanation of what the gift of tongues actually is, and the fact that no person on this earth today actually performs it as it is intended to be used; that one can safely conclude that if they attend a church building or congregation who claim to use such a gift – they are sadly mistaken.

‘…the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light’
(Matthew 24:29 NIV)

‘…Night is coming, when no one can work.’
(John 9:4 NIV)

Therefore the following is applied, in this instance;

‘…if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away with; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away with.’
(1 Corinthians 13:8 NASB2020)

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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‘Under vs. Uphold’ – The Law Of Moses And You.

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Brief Summary

This explanation defines the difference between being ‘under the law’ as an unbeliever, and ‘upholding the law’ as a believer – as a believer in Messiah (Christ) is instructed to observe the Law of Moses with their faith (Romans 3:31 ESV).

Peaceably, this explanation is shared as many ‘mainstream’ Christians here may mistakenly see such the concept of law observance, as legalistic.

Under vs. Uphold

Under:

To be ‘under the law’, means that a person does not believe in Christ (Messiah) for saving grace from G-d, by Messiah’s hand.

Instead, this person is really relying on their own good deeds for a ruling, when they are judged.

This approach is not conducive of everlasting life without end (ref. Deuteronomy 28:15 , Galatians 3:10, Isaiah 28:16, 28:22, John 3:16).

An article which explains what it means if a person is seeking to be ‘under the law’, can be found here. It features Galatians 4:21;

‘Tell me, you who desire to be under the law…’
(Galatians 4:21 ESV)

Those people were trying to adopt the values of men who refused to believe in Messiah (Christ) at the time, and rather valued their own works (Galatians 4:8, 4:17, 5:4, 5:7).

Uphold:

To uphold the law, means a person does believe in the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and is believing for saving grace at judgement from God through Christ – as they observe the Law of Moses.

This approach means everlasting life without end (ref. Isaiah 28:16, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:16).

Hence,

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
(Romans 3:28‭, ‬3:31 ESV)

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum in Christ (Messiah). Amen.

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Christ [Became] A High Priest – (Hebrews 2:17)

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Brief Summary

This explanation of Holy Scripture further demonstrates the connection between Christ in the Psalm where it says he ‘…you love righteousness and hate wickedness…’, and how he was then ‘annointed’ as high ‘…priest forever in the order of Melchizadek…’ – after being raised from the dead (ref. Psalm 45:7, 110:4, Hebrews 5:10).

Begin

Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
Hebrews 2:17 ESV

To this, some may say something along the lines as ‘but doesn’t it say since Christ was created, he has always been the same – and thus he has always been high priest?’;

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8 ESV

Peaceably, the answer to such a question without breaking Scripture, is no.

The above verse (Hebrews 13:8) is with regard to his character.

This is said as Hebrews 2:17 states that Christ had to be born like his brothers as a man, instead of his original angelic-god type spiritual form (ref. John 1:1 NWT). Such thus means he would not be the same, once born in a body if flesh.

Further, if one is declared a priest in the order of Melchizadek – they were likley not one prior to such a decree;

Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore god, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalms 45:7 KJV (amended)

The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
Psalms 110:4 NIV

‘…he…makes intercession for the transgressors.’
(Isaiah 53:12 ESV)

‘…he always lives to make intercession for them.’
(Hebrews 7:25 ESV)

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach (the Lord Jesus Christ). Amen.

‘Propitiation’: Intercession, Not Human Sacrifice (1 John 2:2, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/10/propitiation-1-john-2-2-isaiah-5312/

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‘My Lord and my God…’ – Explained (John 20:28 Referencing Psalm 84:3)

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