WHO ARE THE TRUE JEWS ?
The Jews in the land of Israel are the
TRUE JEWS !
One of my readers wrote to me asking me a question about WHO the descendants of Esau are, and I explained a few things to him about Esau being Edom in the Bible and that the land of Edom was located at the southeastern border of Israel and in a later email I sent him the map below.
I had also said in one of my studies that Edom was one of the ten kings in the Book of Revelation, which would be one of the Muslim nations who will unite with nine other Muslim Islamic countries to make all out war against Israel to kill every last Jew and Christian. I either made the mistake or was not clear in the study when I wrote of connecting the Edomites, the descendants of Esau with the Arabs, the descendants of the Ishmalites, where there is a MIXTURE of the descendants of both Edomites AND Ishmalites that make up the majority of Muslims in the Middle East, and this did not seem to set well with him.
Through the course of exchanging several emails I gleamed that He was claiming that he himself was an Israelite, and later on I learned from his emails that he was a Black African American, who has come to believe that ALL Black Africans are the TRUE Israelites. Then somehow the conversation came around to him telling me that I NEEDED to be taught by an ISRAELITE in order to be able the understand the Bible.
I thought to myself WHAT? Where in God's word did he ever get that idea that ONLY Jews could interpret the Scriptures. The Bible clearly teaches us in 1 John 2:27 that we have NO NEED that ANY MAN teach us, because the Holy Spirit who dwells in us leads and guides us into all truth.
“But the anointing which you have received of him abides in you, and you need NOT that ANY man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.”
And beside this the word of TRUTH also teachings us that the JEWS eyes of understanding have been darkened even to this day and they cannot understand the Scriptures unless THEY are taught by Christians who have the Holy Spirit dwelling in them and even then only SOME will believe the gospel of Jesus Christ. Please read Acts 28:24-29 where Paul is speaking to Israel the Jews.
“ And some (of the Jews) believed the things which were spoken, and some (of the Jews) believed not.
25. And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spoke the Holy Ghost by Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet unto our fathers,
26. Saying, Go unto this people (the JEWS), and say, Hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and not perceive:
27. For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
28. Be it known therefore unto you (JEWS), that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that THEY WILL HEAR IT.
29. And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.”
Now I am NOT saying that GENTILE Christians ONLY must teach the Jews, but rather that CHRISTIANS have been commission by God to teach the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ. Christians can be both Jews or Gentiles, who became Christians and have the Holy Spirit leading and guiding them into all truth. It does not matter what race or what color of skin a Christian may be, but rather only that they are a CHRISTIAN with the Holy Spirit dwelling in them.
Please read 2 Corinthians 3:12-16 as well.
“Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
13. And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could NOT stead fastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
14. But their minds were BLINDED: for until this day remains the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which veil is done away IN Christ. (So then, if so be that you are NOT a true believer in Jesus, the CHRIST, the SON OF the living God, then you cannot truly UNDERSTAND the Scriptures of the Old Testament which speak of the firstborn SON of God being the Messiah)
15. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.
So then, it is through the teaching of the Holy Spirit as the means that God has ordained to be the only way whereby anyone can truly understand the scriptures of the Old Testament. The NEW Testament is the REVEALMENT of the Old Testament, which was taught to the apostles and disciple of Jesus by Jesus himself while he was on the earth and by visions given to Paul after Jesus ascended into heaven. From then on to this day it is the Holy Spirit DWELLING IN BELIEVERS in Jesus who leads and guides into all truth. So then only a true believer on Jesus can open up the scriptures to those who truly desire to know the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God.
Please read Acts 8:26 -40 where an Ethiopian ask Philip to explain the Scriptures to him.
“And the angel of the Lord spoke unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goes down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.
27. And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia,(which by the way some of those in the Black African Israelite movement say that the Ethiopians are the TRUE Israelites) an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,
28. Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet.
29. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join yourself to this chariot.
30. And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias (Isaiah), and said, Understand you what you read? (You see dear child of God ALL of the disciple of Jesus read from the OLD Testament to teach about JESUS or Yeshua for you see at this time the NEW Testament had not yet been written. The New testament is nothing more than a RECORD of what took place in the days of Jesus and the decade or so that followed.)
31. And he said, How can I (Understand the Scriptures), except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
32. The place of the scripture which he read was this (Isaiah chapter 53 where Isaiah 53:7 says), He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
33. In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
34. And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray you, OF WHOM speaks the prophet this? of himself, or of some other MAN?
35. Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
36. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what does hinder me to be baptized?
37. And Philip said, If you BELIEVE with all your heart, you may. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the SON OF God.
38. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
38. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.
40. But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.”
Now we are not told here in this particular passage of scripture ALL of what Philip taught this Ethiopian about Jesus, but it is made clear to us that Philip must have said that in order to be saved and receive eternal life you must BELIEVE with all your heart that Jesus is the SON OF God and be baptized in water.
Also during our exchange of emails I was informed that ALL Caucasians or white people are of the seed of ESAU and God hates ESAU which to me he was implying that God hates ALL white people even though he himself did not come straight out and tell me this himself.
I remembered some videos on YouTube about Black Africans claiming that they alone are the true Israelites, so I did an search on the Internet and began to see how big this movement has grown, which we will get into more in depth further on in this study of God's word.
But for now I am just laying some ground work letting my readers know HOW the studies I do come about. You see dear child of God, I do not do out searching for things to study, but rather God BRINGS them to me. Sometimes like this study my readers write to me trying to straighten me out by exalting themselves, as if, they alone have the truth and I NEED to learn the truth from THEM. Other times my readers are very concerned that I am in error, because some of what I teach does not agree with what their particular church denomination teaches. And yet other write me, because they themselves are seeing errors in some of the doctrines that their particular denomination is teaching them and they TRULY want to know the TRUTH.
Anyway before I get too far off track I went to the Internet to find out WHAT scriptures those in this Israelite movement are using to try and support their teaching of all Black Africans being the TRUE Isaraelites and I found many sites boldly stating, as if it were fact, that ALL Caucasian white people are descendants of Esau whom God HATES.
So again I thought to myself, the Holy Spirit dwelling in me bringing this thought to my mind, “Well if God hates ALL white people, then somebody forgot to tell God, because God LOVES, ME and I am white.” I thought God loves the WHOLE world so much that he gave his only begotten Son as his perfect Lamb to provide a WAY whereby ALL of mankind might be redeemed.
So then, I told him that the COLOR of our skin means NOTHING to God and we are NOT saved by the color of our skin. He kept throwing back at me saying that he is an Israelite and that I NEEDED to learn from HIM being as Israelite as if the Jews were somehow SUPERIOR than all the white people. So I wrote back and I said where did you ever get the idea that JEWS are superior than the GENTILES and ONLY a Jew can teach the Gentiles about God and his word? And he quoted Romans 3:1-3, which says in the King James Version,
“What advantage then has the JEW? or what profit is there of circumcision?
2. Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
3. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?”
I wrote back and told him that the Greek word that is TRANSLATED as “advantage” here in this passage of scripture LITERALLY means prerogative, which simply means that the Jews were chosen by God FIRST. In other words, the Jews have PREEMINENCE or FIRST dibs so to speak on hearing the gospel of salvation, and NOT that a JEW is SUPERIOR over all other human beings. All Paul is saying here in Romans 3:1-3 is that the gospel is to preached to the Jews FIRST, and then Paul goes on to add.
And what if some of the Jews do NOT believe the gospel of Jesus Christ shall those UNBELIEVING Jews make that Gospel of Salvation to be false? God forbid let God be true and every man a liar. You see the Jews were trusting in the GENEOLOGY of being of the seed of Abraham. Please read John 8:30-44, where Jesus is speaking to the JEWS.
“As he spoke these words, many believed on him.
31. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed;
32. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33. THEY (the JEWS who believed on Jesus) answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how say you, You shall be made free? (This verse is also used by the Black African Israelite movement to try and prove that the Black African race is the ONLY race of people who have EVER been ENSALVED. God's people, Israel, the Jews have been, killed, persecuted, and enslaved many times. What about Egypt? What about Babylon? What about the Assyrians? What about the Romans? What about Hitler? And do not try and argue that it was the Illuminati who was behind Hitler, because the Illuminati did not exist back in the days of Israel being ENSALVED by the Egyptians. Those in this Black African Israelite movement are wrongly INTERPRETING this verse being taken OUT of it's CONTEXT where Jesus is talking about being made free from the bondage of SIN. Just keep reading the CONTEXT.)
34. Jesus answered them (in other words, Jesus is saying you are not understand what I am saying), Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever commits SIN is the servant (or SLAVE or BONDSERVANT) of SIN.(This passage of scripture is about being made free from the BONDAGE of SIN and NOT being in bondage or ENSLAVED by PEOPLE)
35. And the servant abides NOT in the house for ever: but the Son abides ever. (another reference to Israel NOT being given eternal life AT the second coming of Jesus and ONLY the sons and daughters of God being given eternal life AT the second coming of Jesus to abide IN the CITY of God. So being a JEW is NOT what one should desire to be, but rather being a CHILD of God should be the goal of every person. And the ONLY way to become a CHILD of God is THROUGH Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father.)
36. If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
37. I know that you are Abraham's seed; but you seek to KILL me, because my word has no place in you.
38. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do that which you have seen with your father.
39. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, IF you were Abraham's children, you would DO the WORKS of Abraham.
40. But now you seek to KILL me, a man that hath told you the TRUTH, which I have heard of God: this did NOT Abraham. (Abraham was NOT a murderer. Abraham would NOT KILL people simply because they told him the truth. Jesus is teaching us that HATRED, violence and KILLING people who are NOT doing YOU any bodily harm is the work of SATAN. And whosoever does these works of HATRED are OF the devil.)
41. YOU do the DEEDS of your father (because you seek to KILL me). Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
42. Jesus said unto them, IF God were your Father, you would love me (only those who LOVE and follow the teachings of Jesus are OF God): for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
43. Why do you not understand my speech? Even because you cannot hear my word.
44. You are of your father the devil, (ALL those who do NOT hear and BELIEVE that words of Jesus are of the devil and they shall remain dead in their sins because of their UNBELIEF in Jesus as the SON OF the one true and only Almighty God the Father) and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
The truth of the whole matter is that being a JEW or an Israelite is NOT what saves you. Being a Muslim is NOT what save you. It is a persons FAITH and confession that Jesus is the CHRIST, the anointed one, the SON OF the living God who died for their sins and not only for their sins, but ALSO for the sins of the WHOLE world, so that WHOSOEVER BELIEVES on the SON OF God shall not perish but have everlasting life. In other words, when an EDOMITE believes on Jesus and confesses their FAITH on the SON OF God, then God CHOOSES them as his children.
So in SIMPLICITY to be a true Jew means that you have been CHOOSEN by God to be his child. And according to the word of TRUTH is is ONLY those who BELIEVE on Jesus who are CHOOSEN in this present age to be children of God. In other words, the JEWS over in the land of Israel who SAY that they are JEWS or the CHOSEN of God to be his children are NOT chosen, because of their UNBELIEF that Jesus is the CHRIST, their Messiah who died for their sins. And Jesus will make the JEWS come to bow down at the feet of CHRISTIANS and Jesus will make his people the JEWS to KNOW that we as Christians do indeed love Jesus with all our heart.
He wrote back and told me that my pride was keeping me from seeing the truth. His exact words were and I quote, “Your pride and false idol Jesus won't allow you to bow down to The Holy One of Israel and His Lost Sheep.”
WOW! I thought, How do I answer this “spirit” of arrogant pride calling Jesus an IDOL and that I must bow down to him as one of the Lost Sheep supposedly being of one of the lost tribes of Israel and therefore I MUST submit to his false teaching as being the truth. It was then at that moment when he wrote this last email to me that I became confused as to WHAT is his POINT, because in one of his earlier emails he told me that he believes Jesus is the Christ and that he is a follower of Jesus. Here are his exact words, No doubt. I believe Jesus is The Christ (Yahushua The MessiYah) and The Son of The Living God. I myself am an Israelite from The Southern Kingdom of Judah. And Follower of Christ(Christian).
However, according to his last words to me that Jesus is an IDOL leaves me to doubt very seriously that he is truly FOLLOWNG Jesus.
Now I am thinking WHERE is he coming up with this stuff anyway? I am also thinking that the BIBLICAL meaning of being a LOST Sheep is that a sheep who is LOST, as in, NOT being saved and no where in the Bible is there any teaching of the SAVED bowing down to the UNSAVED LOST Sheep. But according to those in the Black African Israelite movement THEY INTERPRET the lost sheep as being the lost TRIBE of Israel scattered all over the world.
At this point I really had no idea what to write back to him, nor did I want to continue trying to reason with him. So under the unction of the Holy Spirit I am writing this study in God's word, which I will send to him.
For you see, it was then that the Holy Spirit reminded me of the LITTLE ONES, who are being offended by false teaching and I realized that there may be Christians STRUGGLING over this FALSE teaching that God HATES ESAU, and therefore HATES ALL white people, who they are being wrongly taught that ALL Caucasians or White people are descendants of Esau, therefore according to the INCORRECT INTERPRETATIONS of some like this Israelite movement there is a FALSE teaching that God HATES ALL white people.
Be assured dear child of God, that Almighty God the Father does NOT hate ANY human being. What God hates is sin and that is WHY he provide all of mankind a WAY to be made FREE from sin. Please read the study “HOW CAN I BE SAVED?”, and then once you are saved by God's WAY, then please read the study “HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN !”. If you ARE saved and you KNOW that you KNOW that you are saved, then you already KNOW that the Jews over in the land Israel are indeed REAL Jews.
But if you are struggling to know this truth, then I implore to read the WHOLE matter in this study to see the errors of interpretation made by those who wrongly teach that the Jews in Israel are not true Jews and that THEY ONLY are the TRUE ISRAELITES and ALL Caucasian white people will be made to bow down and worship at their feet by Jesus. But wait a minute, THEY do NOT BELIEVE that Jesus is the SON OF God. I am getting ahead of myself and not all Black Africans in this Israelite movement DENY Jesus as the first born SON OF Almighty God, so let us take this study one step at a time.
Here is HOW they BEGIN to come up with their delusional and deceiving teaching being fed to them by Satan that the Jews over in the land of Israel are supposedly not the true Jews and that the Black Africans are supposedly the true Jews.
First they quote Revelation 2:9,10, which says,
“I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the BLASPHEMY of them which SAY they are JEWS, and are NOT, but ARE the synagogue of Satan.(or they are being TAUGHT by SATAN. A synagogue is where the Jews went to LEARN of God, where as SATAN teaches the opposite of what God desires us to learn and follow)
10. Fear NONE of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be you faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.”
And then, those who are CLAIMING that THEY are TRUE Israelites and that the Jews over in the land of Israel, who most everyone in the world KNOWS are JEWS, have INTERPRETED this verse to mean that the JEWS over in the land of Israel are the ONES who are SAYING that they are Jews, but they are NOT the TRUE Jews according to this verse in Revelation 2:9,10.
But is this what Jesus INTENDED this verse to mean? I mean from where I am standing I see that this verse could just as easily be saying that those who are NOT over in the land of Israel, speaking of these Black Africans, who are dogmatically demanding that THEY are the TRUE JEWS are the ones who are speaking BLASPHEMY and are of the synagogue of Satan. Let me say this another way.
You see dear child of God, one could just as easily interpret Revelation 2:9,10 to mean that the WHO these Jews are who are SAYING that THEY are the true Jews to whom this verse is speaking are those Black Africans, who are wrongly teaching that the Jews over in land of Israel are not true Jews. In other words, it is those in this Israelite movement, who SAY that THEY are the TRUE Jews, that are the ones speaking BLASPHEMY and they are ones who are of the synagogue of SATAN.
I mean from where I am standing I can see this verse saying that those who are NOT over in the land of Israel who are dogmatically demanding that THEY are the TRUE JEWS as being the ONES who are speaking BLASPHEMY and are of the synagogue of Satan by SAYING that THEY are the true Jews, when they are NOT. Let me say this yet another way.
Now to ME, this verse can be INTERPRETED just as easily to say WHO these Jews are to whom this verse is speaking as being the Jews who SAY they are Jews but are NOT are those Black Africans, who are wrongly teaching that the Jews over in land of Israel are not true Jews and that THEY THEMSELVES, the Black Africans alone are the true Israelites.
So to ME, one can just as easily interpret Revelation 2:9,10 as speaking of those in this Israelite movement, who SAY that THEY are the TRUE Jews, that are the ones speaking BLASPHEMY and therefore it is those Black Africans who make the CLAIM they are the TRUE Jews, who are of the synagogue of SATAN.
Now I mean no offense and neither does Jesus by saying that false teachers of of the synagogue of Satan. A synagogue is a school or place of teaching. In other words, Jesus is saying that false teaching to being taught by the devil and not by God. Jesus is not necessarily saying that those who believe and teach false teaching are LOST, unsaved or children of the devil, but rather what they TEACH is a doctrine of the devil.
Let us read Revelation 3:9, which will give us a little more LIGHT on the matter. You see dear child of God LIGHT always dispels darkness. So once you see and understand that the word of TRUTH does not teach that Christians will bow down to the JEWS, but rather teaches us that the JEWS will bow down to Christians in the world to come. So to ME it seems puzzling WHY any one wants to be a JEW. I mean the Jews are appointed to the WRATH of God whereas we as Christians are NOT appointed to the WRATH of God. We will get into WHY it is FAR BETTER to be a Christians than it is to be a JEW who is NOT a Christian further on in this study of God's word, but for now let us see what Jesus is truly saying in Revelation 3:9.
“Behold, I will make THEM of the synagogue of Satan, which SAY they are JEWS, and are NOT, but do LIE; behold, I will make THEM to come and worship before YOUR feet, and to KNOW that I have loved YOU.”
Now ask yourself the very simple question, WHO is Jesus speaking TO in these letters to the CHURCHES? Is Jesus speaking to the JEWS, natural BORN Israelite, or is Jesus speaking to his FAITHFUL Christians who will NOT DENY his name?
That is right dear child of God, Jesus is speaking to US his faithful followers no matter what COLOR your skin may be.
So then, according to the words of Jesus TO his faithful believers and followers of him that Jesus is saying, it will be those who are EXALTING THEMSELVES SAYING or CLAIMING that THEY are JEWS but in truth they are NOT Jews the CHOSEN people of God, because God has put in force a NEW COVENANT established in the shed blood of his SON Jesus and there is given NO OTHER NAME under heaven or in the earth whereby all of mankind MUST be saved of CHOSEN to be a child of God.
Now while to ME, the ONE INTERPRETATION, that the Black Africans, who have EXALTED THEMSELVES over God's little ones by dogmatically demanding that THEY alone are the TRUE Jews are the fulfillment of Revelation 3:9 who SAY that they are Jews, but they are NOT, may very well be a correct interpretation, if so be, these Black Africans are NOT true born again Christians. And thus it MAY very well be that the Black Africans who are EXLATING THEMSELVES as being the TRUE Jews as being the ONES to whom Jesus will make to come and worship at our feet, speaking of the feet of the faithful true born again believers and make these FALSE Jews to KNOW that we as Christians and followers of Jesus do indeed TRULY LOVE Jesus and Almighty God the Father with all our heart.
I myself have no idea if I am a natural born Jew. I would say that I am NOT a natural born Jew to my knowing. I am Caucasian or white and I have always assumed that I am a Gentile, who then became a true believer on Jesus. The Holy Spirit dwelling in me bears WITNESS that I am a child of God so again I KNOW that God does NOT HATE ALL white people, because God LOVES ME and I am WHITE.
All one needs to do is read the BIBLE ITSELF and KNOW that God SO LOVED the WORLD that he gave his only begotten Son so that WHOSOEVER BELIEVES in his Son shall NOT perish bu have eternal life to KNOW that God LOVES ALL people no matter the COLOR of their skin.
God LOVED us WHILE we were YET SINNERS. So this assures us that God ALL LOVES SINNERS and it is his deepest and strongest desire that ALL of mankind come to the knowledge of the TRUTH and be SAVED. So it is NOT sinners that God HATES, but rather it is SIN that God HATES.
Here are all the verses that teach us WHAT God HATES:
“Neither shall you set you up any image; which the LORD your God HATES.”
“The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence his soul HATES. (You see those sinners who LOVE sinning will NOT repent of their sins while they LOVE sinning.)
“Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul HATES: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.” (now here we see God's people doing what God told them to do, but NOT in the WAY and attitude they were keeping their appointed feasts. You see God LOVES a CHEERFUL giver, but God does not accept the gifs of those who give GRUDGINGLY)
“For the LORD, the God of Israel, says that he HATES putting away: for one covers violence with his garment, says the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that you deal not treacherously.” (God takes NO PLEASURE in the death of the wicked is what this verse is saying and warns us NOT to deal treacherously, which means to DECEIVE others. Now I realize that most Christians would never INTENTIONALLY deceive others, but none the less there are many false deceptive teaching in the church today. Therefore each one of us must search the word of God for OURSELVES to see if what we are being taught is the truth of the WHOLE word of God. False teaching is spread by Christians simply “parroting” or repeating what their particular denomination of group is teaching them without going to the word of God and the Holy Spirit for themselves to see if what their denomination of group is teaching them is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing bu the truth based upon the WHOLE word of God and not upon a few verses taken out of context.)
“All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I HATED them: for (or BECAUSE of) the wickedness of their DOINGS I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters. (So while or during the time a person is revolting of rebelling against God BY sinning God hates them FOR the reason of their SINNING. So the THING that God hates is DISOBEDIENCE to his word.)
“And let none of you imagine EVIL (the true Biblical meaning of evil is anything that is against what God himself says in his word, so do not let any even image evil) in your hearts against his neighbor; and love no false oath: for all these are THINGS that I HATE, says the LORD.”
So to ME, for people to say that God HATES PEOPLE just because of the color of their skin or because of their genealogy is to sow seeds of DECEIT.
The truth of the matter is that God's word WARNS us that even though we SAY we are Christians and we HATE of brothers and sisters we LIE and the TRUTH is NOT in us. Here are some verses that clearly warn us NOT to have HATE for our fellow man and especially NOT for our brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 John 2:9
“He that SAYS he is in the light, and HATES his brother, is IN darkness even until now.”
1 John 2:11
“But he that HATES his brother is IN darkness, and walks IN darkness, and knows NOT whither he goes, because that darkness has blinded his eyes.
1 John 3:15
“Whosoever HATES his brother is a murderer: and you KNOW that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
1 John 4:20
“If a man SAY, I love God, and HATES his brother, he is a LIAR: for he that loves NOT his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
Now one of the things that I myself see in the Black African Israelite movement is RACISM and HATRED for the Caucasian or WHITE race for ENSLAVING the Black Africans. I see the SELF EXALTATION of those IN this Black African Israelite movement trying to LORD OVER the little ones IN Jesus Christ trying to make non Black African Christian bow down to THEIR teaching, as if, ONLY they are teaching the truth.
Now please understand that I am dogmatically demanding that not ONE single Black African is a true Israelite. It may be that some Black Africans are of one of the so called lost tribes of Israel. It may be that all Black Africans are indeed descendants of the Israelite people.
However, I do highly doubt that the Jews over in the land of Israel are FAKE Jews only CLAIMING to be Jews being under the leadership of the Illuminati. I mean when you look at all the evidence on the OTHER side of this controversy, which by the way the teaching on the Black African side seems to be only ONE sided. But when we truly take a closer look at ALL the evidence for all sides of this controversy, then you will see that it most definitely appears that Almighty God HIMSELF is HELPING these so called FAKE Jews pull of one of the so called greatest DECPTIONS of all times.
For example what about the miraculous six day war of 1967, which no doubt has God's fingerprints all over it? And what about all the things happening to the Jews over in the land of Israel on the feast days given to Israel by God? Surely these are NOT just mere coincidences. We may cover some of these evidences further on in this study, but for now let us examine only the evidence from the Bible ITSELF.
Before we proceed any further I want to make sure that my readers understand that the above interpretation I have given you my readers and seekers of the TRUTH is NOT the ONLY interpretation of those passages of scripture in the book of Revelation. You see the interpretation that I gave earlier in this study of the Black Africans claiming to be the TRUE Jews as being the ones to whom these verses in Revelation 2:9,10 and Revelation 3:9 are referring was basically just something that came to me to get my readers to THINK for themselves and to search the WORD of God daily and NOT search the Internet daily searching ONLY for those websites that SUPPORT what your denomination or group has TAUGHT you.
In other words, my intentions are that the Black Africans, who are SAYING that they are JEWS or the TRUE Israelite people will SEE the possibility that they MAY NOT be Jews at all, then they will search the word of God for THEMSELVES to see if they are being taught the truth.
Again the most important thing is that we are CHRISTIANS, for there is NO DIFFERENCE between Jew and Gentile among CHRISTIANS. Please read Galatians 3:22-29.
“But the scripture has concluded ALL under sin, that the promise BY FAITH of Jesus Christ might be given to them that BELIEVE.
23. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should after wards be revealed.
24. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by FAITH.
25. But AFTER that faith is come (speaking of after the cross), we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26. For you are ALL the children of God BY FAITH IN Christ Jesus.
27. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28. There is NEITHER Jew NOR Greek (speaking of there is NO DIFFERENCE between a Jewish Christian and a Gentile Christian), there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are ALL ONE IN Christ Jesus. (Some preachers put women down to a lower inferior status, but in the eyes of Almighty God himself we are ALL ONE being IN Jesus Christ his SON)
29. And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's SEED, and heirs according to the promise.”
So then, what TRULY matters is that we be IN Jesus Christ BY FAITH in Jesus as being the Christ, the SON OF the living God, who suffered and died for our sin and whom God raised up from the dead never more to die again. Also being a CHRISTIAN Jew does NOT give the Christian Jew or Messianic Christian any special status of being OVER a Gentile Christian. Being a male Christians does NOT give a male Christian the right to LORD OVER female Christians as if the male Christians are better and superior to female Christians in the eyes of Almighty God. We are ALL ONE being IN Jesus Christ.
Now it is true that a Jew who is NOT a Christian does have PREEMINANCE over a NON Christian Gentiles in that the gospel is supposed to be preached to the Jew FIRST and THEN to the Gentiles. But AFTER a Jew BELIEVES the gospel to become a Christian then they are the SAME as all the Gentile Christians.
THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE ITSELF TEACHES US?
NOW LET US SEE WHAT THE WHOLE WORD OF GOD TEACHES US AS TO WHO THOSE ARE WHO ARE SAYING THAT THEY ARE JEWS AND THEY ARE NOT!
What I myself truly see Jesus teaching us in Revelation 2:9,19 and Revelation 3:9 is that NOT ALL Israel is ISRAEL. To say this another way that is easier to understand is that there of those in the world today who SAY that THEY are the true CHOSEN ONES of God, when in TRUTH they are NOT of the seed of JACOB. Yes they are indeed of the seed of Abraham, but NOT of the seed of PROMISE, but rather they are of the seed of FLESH.
In other words, the MUSLIMS are SAYING that they alone serve the true God of Abraham and that God has REJECTED the Jews because of their disobedience and that Christians are nothing more than HYPOCRITES living in sin and ONLY Muslims are obeying God. Many Bible scholars agree that Muslims are of the seed of Abraham being of the seed of Ishmael and Esau. So then, Muslims are of Hebrew descent, but they are NOT of the seed of JACOB through which came to PROMISE or eternal life being BY FAITH in Jesus, the SON OF the one true and only Almighty God.
For an in depth study of what Romans 9:13 means in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God please read the study “ROMANS 9 EXPLAINED !”, but for now in this study I will focus on the verses being used by those who dogmatically demand that they are the SUPERIOR ones SAYING that they are the TRUE JEWS.
Before we dive deep into this study in God's word let me set forth to you a SUMMARY of what I have come to conclude on this subject.
First of all God himself CHOSE a small people out of all the peoples of the earth, who were NOT large in number, but more importantly they were not looked upon by the rest of the world as having any significance. God chose the HEBREW people. And the REASON WHY God chose a small insignificant race of people was to REVEAL himself to ALL of mankind. God chooses what is foolish to the world to confound the wise.
“He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.”
This verse is speaking of Jesus coming through the LINEAGE of the HEBREW people being of the seed of Jacob. God first chose Abram, whose name God changed to Abraham. The Scriptures do NOT speak of the JEWS as being God's way of salvation, but rather the Scriptures speak of the man Jesus, who was of the SEED of Jacob, who was a HEBREW as being the MEANS by which God would save his people from their sins.
So then, again merely being a HEBREW is NOT what saves you. Being of the seed of ABRAHAM is NOT was saves you. Whether you are of the seed of JACOB or whether you are of the seed of ISHMAEL is NOT what saves you or makes you a CHILD of God his CHOSEN ONES. It is ONLY those who BELIEVE on Jesus who shall be CHOSEN of God at the SECOND coming of Jesus to be given ETERNAL LIFE and a place to rule and reign WITH Jesus over those left alive of the nations and the remnant of the JEWS.
Those LEFT of the nations will be those who REPENT and lay down their weapons of war fighting against the Jews and the Christians. This group of those left of the nations will be those who repent of the Gentile nations and the Muslims who are SAYING that THEY are the chosen ones of God who repent and lay down their weapons of war to surrender to Jesus as his armies.
The REMNANT of the JEWS will be the 144,000 sealed Jews of the twelve tribes of Israel and those Jews left alive who repent and call upon the name of the Lord to be saved alive in their mortal bodies to go into the 1000 year reign of Jesus.
The ONLY people to receive ETERNAL LIFE at the second coming of Jesus will be CHRISTIANS. Those left of the nations and the remnant of the JEWS will go into the 1000 year reign of Jesus in the MORTAL bodies to be taught of the Lord.
Please read Joel 3:19 -21.
“Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah (the children of Judah is a shadow or type speaking of Christians being the seed of Jacob BY FAITH in Jesus), because they have shed innocent blood in their land. (many Muslims who have become Christians are being killed for their faith in Jesus over in the Middle East.)
20. But Judah shall dwell for ever, (speaking of only Christians being given eternal life AT the second coming of Jesus) and Jerusalem (speaking of the remnant of the JEWS) from generation to generation. (the life span during the 1000 year reign of Jesus will be 100 years of age. In other word, the JEWS being in their MORTAL bodies will die and thus the JEWS will dwell from generation to generation during the 1000 year reign of Jesus)
21. For (or BECAUSE) I WILL cleanse their blood that I have NOT cleansed (You see dear child of God Israel has NOT yet been CLEANSED by the shed blood of Jesus, because they as a nation have not yet BELIEVED that Jesus IS their Messiah. They will recognize Jesus as their Messiah AT his second coming, but then it will be TOO LATE for them to receive eternal life at that time. A remnant of the Jews will be saved alive to go into the 1000 year reign of Jesus in their MORTAL bodies to be taught of the Lord. They will dwell in the land of Israel from generation to generation): for the LORD dwells in Zion (speaking of Almighty God dwelling in only those who have ALREADY been CLEANSED by the blood of Jesus, when Jesus returns at his second coming. Zion is a shadow or type for the church and the CITY of God).”
So then, there are those in the world today that call themselves Muslims, who SAY that they ALONE worship the one true God whom they call Allah, but in TRUTH THEY are NOT the chosen ones of the seed of PROMISE, but rather THEY are of the seed of the FLESH being of the seed of ISHMAEL. Now the Edomites are of the seed of Esau, who are also given the PROMISE that was given only to Jacob and his seed. Esau married INTO the seed of Ishmael by taking the daughter of Ishmael as his wife. And as Esau fought against Jacob in the womb so has the descendants of Esau, who are Muslims today continue to be enemies of Israel.
Now when Paul taught these words to us they were no people on the earth who call themselves MUSLIMS, who CLAIM that they alone are the TRUE CHOSEN people of the God of Abraham. Please read John 5:38-44 where Jesus is speaking to his people, the HEBREW people, the JEWS.
“And you have NOT his WORD abiding in you: for (or BECAUSE) whom he has sent, him you believe NOT. (in other words, all who do NOT BELIEVE that Jesus is the CHRIST, the SON OF the one true and only Almighty God have NOT the word of God abiding in them.)
39. Search the scriptures; for in them you THINK you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me (speaking of Jesus, the CHRIST, the SON OF the living God being foretold all through the Scriptures of the Old Testament. Please see the study “THE PROPHECIES OF JESUS BEING THE MESSIAH” So then, both the Jews being of the seed of Jacob and the Jews being of the seed of Ishmael and Esau THINK that they are the CHOSEN ONES of God, but God has now CHOSEN that all who come to him MUST come to JESUS his SON.).
40. And you will NOT come to me, that you might have life.
41. I receive not honor from men.
42. But I know you (or I have perceived in you), that you have NOT the love of God IN you.
43. I am come in my Father's name,(the NAME Jesus or Yeshua mean Yahweh saves or the salvation of Yahweh) and you receive me NOT: if ANOTHER shall come in his OWN name (speaking of Muhammad who was being foretold here by Jesus would come in his OWN name), him YOU WILL receive. (Remember that Jesus is speaking to the HEBREW people here where SOME were of the seed of JACOB and SOME were of the seed of ISHMAEL. Also some were of the seed of ESAU as well, who was indeed a HEBREW. Yes I understand that Esau was NOT of the lineage of PROMISE, but none the less Esau was of the seed of Abraham and that makes Esau to be a HEBREW of DARK SKIN, but NOT necessarily BLACK African skin, which we will examine more in depth further on in this study of God's word)
Now my main point here is that while the Muslims do NOT specifically call themselves JEWS they are indeed HEBREWS being of the LINEAGE of Abraham or the seed of ISHMAEL and Esau, and Muslims BOAST that they ALONE are the TRUE worshipers of the God of Abraham. In fact in THEIR writings they SAY that the seed of ISHMAEL was given the PROMISE, which is a lie. Let God be true and every man a liar. I am not going to get into proving to you from the Quran what Muslims teach in THIS particular study, but rather simply point out that by Muslims SAYING that THEY are the TRUE worshipers of the God of Abraham being of the seed of Ishmael they are in truth saying that THEY are JEWS when in truth they are NOT of the TRUE seed of PROMISE. Jesus said that those who SAY that they are JEWS who are NOT are of the synagogue of SATAN and they are LIARS.
Now I understand that Muslims sincerely BELIEVE that Islam alone is the true religion and therefore they are not INTENTIONALLY lying against the truth of the whole word of Almighty God himself being the HOLY BIBLE and NOT the Quran.
The Bible itself says shall their UNBELIEF make the word of God to be false, God forbid, let GOD be TRUE and every man a LIAR. So then, Muslims are liars, BECAUSE they do NOT believe the Holy BIBLE that clearly teaches us that we MUST believe that Jesus is the SON OF God who suffered and died on the cross for the sins of the whole world.
This brings us to yet another meaning of these verses in Revelation of those SAYING that they are JEWS, who are NOT, is that the ONLY way to the Father is THROUGH his SON Jesus. In other words, the ONLY people who will be CHOSEN by God AT the second coming of Jesus to be given ETERNAL LIFE and also given a place to rule and reign WITH Jesus during the 1000 year reign of Jesus will be ONLY those who ARE ALREADY BELIEVING on his SON Jesus AT his second coming and the dead IN Jesus Christ whom God will bring with him at the second coming of Jesus to be raised from the dead at the FIRST resurrection where ONLY the dead in Jesus Christ shall be raised from the dead at this time. The REST of the dead will not be raised until after the 1000 year reign of Jesus.
So in truth, when the NATURAL BORN Jews SAY that THEY are the CHOSEN ONES of God they LIE and the TRUTH is NOT in them and they are NOT CHOSEN of God UNTIL they ANSWER the call of God to come to him THROUGH his SON Jesus.
And when the Black Africans SAY that THEY are the TRUE Jews, who are the CHOSEN ONES of God, then THEY LIE as well, because they DENY Jesus to be the SON of God, and that Jesus is a false IDOL or false god. We will go into this in more detail further on in this study in God's word.
Likewise when the Muslims SAY that they are the CHOSEN ONES of God, then they lie, because they are NOT of the seed of Jacob which brought forth the tribe of JUDAH from which Jesus would be born of a Virgin to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the whole world.
Please do NOT misunderstand what I am saying, I am NOT saying that God has COMPLETELY rejected Israel, but rather God has blinded Israel in PART, until the second coming of Jesus when God will turn back his full attention so to speak to Israel. This means that during the time of the GENTILES both the Jews from the seed of Jacob and the Muslims from the seed of Ishmael and Esau as well as all Gentiles MUST come to God THROUGH his SON Jesus or Yeshua, because God has given NO OTHER NAME under heaven or in the earth whereby men MUST be saved.
Now let us take a look at some other verses used by those who dogmatically demand that the Jews over in the land of Israel are not the true Jews.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time (this is speaking of the second coming of Jesus to execute the wrath of God upon the nations and his people the JEWS) to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be LEFT, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.(You see dead child of God, many of the Jews who are LEFT alive will be captured by the Muslims armies and taken captive to the Muslim countries listed above)
Now those who SAY that they are the TRUE Jews INTERPRET this passage of Scripture as God gathering together the Black Africans together to place them in the promised land of Israel where THEY will rule over the Gentile Caucasians whit people whom Jesus will make to bow down at THEIR feet.
Let us read God's word were Israel will be made CAPTIVE again in the last days. Please read Jeremiah 30:3.
“For, lo, the days come, says the LORD, that I will bring AGAIN the CAPTIVITY of my people Israel AND Judah, says the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.”
Now many Christians will be beheaded or imprisoned to await death in the Muslim dominated countries and a remnant of the Jews in the land of Israel will be driven from their homeland to the Muslim countries listed in Isaiah 11:11, which when Jesus comes to fight for his people will rescue them and deliver them from the hand of the enemy.
The remnant of Jews, who have survived and are left alive, will be brought back to their promise land to live from generation to generation in their mortal bodies, while all the faithful Christians will be given eternal life and shall rule and reign with Jesus is the CITY of God, which has not fully descended down all the way to the earth, but will remain stationed above Jerusalem either in the earth's atmosphere or orbiting in space over the land of Israel. The CITY of God will not descend fully until the end of the 1000 year year of Jesus.
#1. ARE JEWS CAUCASIAN WHITE PEOPLE?
#2. ARE JEW BLACK AFRICAN PEOPLE?
#3. ARE JEWS DARK SKIN PEOPLE BUT NOT NECESSARILY BLACK AFRICAN PEOPLE?
#4. OR ARE JEWS A MIXTURE OF SOME OR ALL RACES OF PEOPLE?
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE ITSELF TEACH US?
So then, where do the Black Africans come up with the idea that they ONLY are the TRUE Israelite people?
First they quote Romans 3 where God HATES Esau and then then go back to the Old Testament to try and prove that Esau is Caucasian or WHITE, because he was born “RUDDY” as a hairy garment.
Here is a direct quote from one of the Black African Israelite movement websites, which I will place in BLUE type. I will quote the WHOLE article showing the ERRORS of their interpretation of the Scriptures they quote in BLACK type.
Shalam Brothers and Sisters!
Esau is the modern day Caucasian (White Man)
Many unlearned Religious sects think and teach that the European Caucasians came from Japhet because they don’t know history or the bible. Ask them what scripture proves Japhets skin color was different from Noah, Shem or Ham? None. We shall prove that Caucasians are Edomites, the sons and daughters of Esau.
Please read Genesis 10:1-5 where the Bible ITSELF clearly states as fact with NO interpretation needed that the GENTILE nations in all their DIFFERENT languages are the descendants of Japheth, AFTER the flood.
“Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto THEM were sons born AFTER the flood.
2. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
4. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
5. BY THESE (by or through these sons or descendants of JAPHETH) the isles of the GENTILES divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.”
Gen 25:19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham begat Isaac:
Gen 25:20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
Gen 25:21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Gen 25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD.
Meaning if the Lord has blessed me why am I having trouble in my pregnancy?
Gen 25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Notice the Lord says two nations are in thy womb meaning these two boys will be the fathers of two manner/ two different nations. And they shall be two separate nations; one nation (Israel) shall be stronger than the other nation(Edom) ; and the elder child (Esau) will be a servant to the younger (Israel).
Gen 25:24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
Not identical twins but fraternal twins (remember they were two different children)
Gen 25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
Notice it mentions the firstborn/the elder child’s color because he was different from his Mother, father and all other people from the time of Adam. Genesis 2: 7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground…… meaning shades of brown.
Esau is red in color, the blood shows in his skin (their is no such thing as white people, they are red) and he’s a hairy people.
Gen 25:26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
Do you notice Jacobs color is Not mentioned. Because he looked like his mother and father and all the other people on the earth since the time of Adam.
Now the truth of the matter the EMPHASIS that the Bible ITSELF places is on the fact that Esau is HAIRY all over and NOT so much on the color of his SKIN. In truth there is really no mention of SKIN color in this verse. The color of the SKIN is derived from INTERPRETATIONS of these verses. Some say that the Hebrew word translated as Edom, Strong's #123, and means “RED” while others say it means “BURNT”, as in, burnt red, like the color of Mahogany. We will get to this debate in a moment, but for now let us take a close look at the ROOT word from which Edom comes, which is the Hebrew word “ADOM”, Strong's # 122, which comes from the Hebrew word “ADAM”, Strong's #119, which means to show blood in the face, that is to say flush or turn rosey. The Hebrew word “ADAM”, Strong's # 120 is ALSO translated at time as RUDDY, which means RED.
So then if one is going to dogmatically demand that Esau is CAUCASIAN or the WHITE man, then they will also have to AGREE that the FIRST man ADAM was a WHITE Caucasian man as well seeing that the Hebrew word “ADAM” means ruddy or red and is the ROOT word from which “EDOM” is derived. In other words, if one dogmatically demands that Esau was Caucasian, then they must be CONSISTENT in their interpreting the word of God and ALSO dogmatically demand that ADAM the first man was Caucasian as well.
Also they give a picture of soil being dark brown or almost black and say that soil or dirt are many shade of BROWN inferring that NO soil has reddish color. But in truth the virgin untouched soil is much LIGHTER in color being more of a rosey red color. So in truth no sound BIBLICAL support for either side can be made by the color of soil. There are many colors of soil. Some soil is VERY red in color being BURNT red like the color Mahogany, which would better describe an African Black person more so than a Caucasian White person.
My main point is what EVER color ADAM was so ALSO was Esau seeing that the Hebrew word EDOM comes from the Hebrew word ADAM. I personally believe that all Hebrew people have a darker complexion like most everyone in the Middle East, but do NOT have skin as dark as African Black people. NOR as light as Caucasian White people.
Gen 25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
Gen 25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Gen 25:29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
Gen 25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
The word Edom means “red”. What do so called black people call Caucasians down south? Red necks, but not just their neck is red they are red from the top of their heads to the souls of their feet. So Esau gave up his birthright for red rare meat inside pottage.
Gen 27:38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
Meaning Edom is blessed to live everywhere and in the best places of the earth.
One has to wonder WHY this author chose to leave OUT verse 39? Here is Genesis 27:39 from the King James Version,
“And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;”
Now one could interpret this verse to mean that Esau and his descendants would be rich and dwell in all the fertile lands of the world watered by the dew of the earth. However, the LITERAL translation of this verse read,
“And he is answering Isaac father of him and he is saying to him behold! From OILS of the earth he is becoming DWELLING of you and from night mist of heaven from on (or you shall dwell in a place that receives dew from heaven).”
So then when we combine this verse with the rest of Esau's blessing we are given a perfect description of the Arab rich OIL fields of the earth in the DESERT where there is little rain, but there is DEW from heaven. The land of Edom borders what is known as Saudi Arabia today. Let us first read the rest of Isaac's blessing over Esau and the Bible ITSELF will show you WHO the descendants of Esau are in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God.
Gen 27:40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
And BY the SWORD shall the descendants of Esau live. Now ask yourself the question what countries live BY the SWORD today and have the crossed SWORDS as their emblem? It is the Muslim countries or nations who live BY the SWORD.
Now let us take a close look at Psalm 83 where TEN Islamic Muslim nations or countries unite together in the last days and seek to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.
“A Song or Psalm of Asaph. Keep not you silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.
2. For, lo, your enemies make a tumult: and they that hate you have lifted up the head.
3. They have taken crafty counsel against YOUR people, and consulted against YOUR hidden ones.
4. THEY have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5. For they have consulted together with ONE consent: they are confederate against you (meaning that the TEN Islamic countries of today have united together as a confederacy of caliphate):
6. The tabernacles of #1. Edom, and the #2 Ishmaelites; of #3 Moab, and the #4. Hagarenes;
7. #5. Gebal, and #6. Ammon, and #8.Amalek; the #9. Philistines with the inhabitants of #10 Tyre;
8. Assur ALSO is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
9. Do unto them as into the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
10. Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
11. Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
12. Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
13. O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
14. As the fire burns a wood, and as the flame sets the mountains on fire;
15. So persecute them with your tempest, and make them afraid with your storm.
16. Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek YOUR NAME, O LORD.
17. Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
18. That men may know that you, whose NAME alone is JEHOVAH, are the MOST HIGH over all the earth.”
With so many Scriptures being fulfilled relating to the LAND of Israel and the CONFLICT between the Muslims and the Jews it only takes logical common sense to see that the Jews over in the land of Israel are the TRUE Jews and that the Muslims who have been fighting against the Jews are the descendants of Ishmael and Esau, who are SAYING that THEY are the CHOSEN ONES of the God of Abraham. Muslims argue that it was Ishmael who Abraham took to offer to God. But the Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us that it was Isaac whom Abraham laid on the altar to offer God as a burnt offering when the angel of God stopped Abraham.
By the sword, they conquered nations and removed nations from their ancient homes and relocated them under Alexander the great. Esau even conquered and relocated the Japhetic peoples of Javan/Greece and became “the Greeks”.
Esau broke the yoke off from off his neck in
2Ch 21:8 In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion of Judah, and made themselves a king.
2Ch 21:9 Then Jehoram went forth with his princes, and all his chariots with him: and he rose up by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him in, and the captains of the chariots.
2Ch 21:10 So the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. The same time also did Libnah revolt from under his hand; because he had forsaken the LORD God of his fathers.
There are many passages of Scripture in the Old Testament that have a DUAL fulfillment. A fulfillment in history such as recorder here in 2 Chronicles 21:8-10 and a FUTURE fulfillment yet to be fulfilled in the last days.
Mal 1:2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,
Mal 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
Mal 1:4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.
Now those of the Black African Israelite movement INTERPRET Malachi 1:1-4 as ALREADY have taken place in history, but the LITERAL translation says that God SHALL make the kingdoms of Esau or Edom desolate and that the descendants of Esau shall rebuild and God SHALL cast them down yet again.
Verse 5 goes on to say,
“And your eyes SHALL see, and you SHALL say, The LORD will be magnified from the border of Israel.”
Again showing a FUTURE tense of the CONTEXT of this passage of scripture. Also once again God does NOT hate people, but rather God hates what the descendants WILL and are doing NOW to God's people. Esau sought to KILL his brother Jacob and yet still today the descendant of Esau seek to KILL the JEWS in the LAND of Israel.
To say this another way are Muslims today seeking to kill ALL African Black people just because of the color of their skin? Now it is true that Muslims have, are now and will continue to kill Black African CHRISTIANS, because Muslims hate Christians. In truth the ultimate goal of Muslims is to make and even force all people to convert to Islam or be killed. Every time a Middle East country becomes DOMINATELY Muslim, then sharia law is made the law of the land. And eventually all NON Muslims are TAXED heavily, persecuted, forced to leave their country, or be killed if they do not convert to Islam.
Esau became impoverished during the dark ages, between 193AD-1453Ad when dark skin people ruled.
They returned and built the desolate places during the renaissance era which means “rebirth”.
This period of history is speaking of the dark skinned Arab Muslims, who were called the Moors. And yes the dark skinned Muslims did rule as the Ottoman Empire. But were the Moors Black African people?
From what I have seen the Moors were mostly comprised of Berbers and Arabs, but this is not to dogmatically demand that there was not one single Black African among the Moors. Initially the Berbers fought against the Islamic Arabs, but eventually many Moors were converted to Islam and among those being converted to Islam there were no doubt some Black Africans as well. So much like in any army were there is a mixture of races there was a mixtures of Berbers, Arabs and Black Africans that made up the Moors. So to dogmatically demand that the Moors were ENTIRELY Black Africans would not be teaching the whole truth in my own opinion. And to say that Black Africans RULE all of Europe is a gross deception. As far as I can see the Moors only occupied Spain, which is only a tiny part of Europe.
Rom 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
Rom 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
Rom 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
Once again God does NOT hate people, but rather God hates SIN. It was Esau's hatred toward his brother to seek to KILL his brother that God hated. And the same is still yet true today. God HATES the hateful WORKS of the Muslims to seek to KILL all who are not Muslim.
Heb 12:16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
Heb 12:17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
Proving Repentance is not for everyone.
You see dear child of God how ASSUMIMG that one church doctrine is true leads to even MORE error. Calvinism FASLEY teaches that God has specifically creator certain select individuals to be saved, who are called the ELECT. And at the same time has also created ALL other people to be cast into the lake of fire and there is NOTHING that EITHER group can to to CHANGE their so called PREDESTINATION.
This Black African Israelite movement has taken this FALSE teaching of Calvinism and they have applied it to THEIR race as being the ONLY people who will be saved. Only they change it up a bit saying that ALL Caucasian white people will be made to bow down at their feet.
Oba 1:1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
Prophetic for this time to come when one of the heathen leaders among the nations such as the Arabs will convince the nations to rise up against America.
NOT America, but rather EDOM. It is only the INTERPRETATION of these verses to try and prove that America is Edom. This prophecy is concerning EDOM and NOT American. In Psalm 83 we read where Edom joins together with the Ishmaelites and eight other Islamic Muslim countries along with Syria who are so filled with HATRED toward Israel that they will seek to KILL every last Jew. This is being fulfilled in our day. America right now is an ALLIE of Israel.
Oba 1:2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
Oba 1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
Proving Edom is a proud race of people and that pride has deceived all of them. They dwelled in the clefts of the rocks of Mt.Seir, called PETRA today and then the rocks of the Caucus Mountains of Georgia Russia. Hence the term “Caucasian” this means cave dweller.
Notice how similar Mt. Seir looks like Wall street.
Esau’s habitations are high because of the skyscrapers they like to build; it reminds them of living in the clefts of the rocks. Their pride asks “who shall bring me down to the ground meaning who can conquer us?” because of their missile technology.
Have you every even CONSIDERED the PRIDE of Muslims? Have you ever CONSIDERED the HIGH RISE building in some of the Muslim countries.
Oba 1:4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
What is the symbol of America? The Eagle.
They set their nest among the stars in 1969 when they landed on the moon and declared “THE EAGLE HAS LANDED” this also proves why they are filled with pride, their scientific technology. Obadiah verses 1-4 is technically describing Edom’s main kingdom-America.
Over ever nation is a Principality and power named after the country this evil spirit is over. This is an entire study in and of itself. Just read Isaiah chapter 14 to see how the god of this present world, the king of all PRIDE shall be brought down to the GROUND.
I am not saying that Americans are not PROUD people, but what country in the whole world is NOT proud of their own country? This is not the pride that God is referring to in the Bible. The PRIDE God is speaking of is taking God out of the picture completely. When a nation no longer has the fear of God to walk uprightly it becomes the survival of the strongest. The weak are completely wiped out or enslaved. There remains no respect for human life. Women are treated like cattle and property to be used and discarded. The strong seek to rule over ALL. This is NOT the American PEOPLE themselves.
Now let’s go to the end of this matter, when the 12 tribes of Israel are gathered together again.
In truth the 12 tribes of Israel are ALREADY gathered together in the land of Israel and when the Muslims unite to make all out war against Israel many Jews will be taken captive and scatter throughout the Muslim countries as their spoils of war. Some Jews will escape by being carried to a wilderness by two wings of an EAGLE where she shall be feed during this time of war. Some say that the EAGLE may very well be the united States of America airlifting many Jews to safety. Obviously some Jews will NOT believe that their complete destruction is at hand and they will stay and fight.
Oba 1:18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.
Do you understand the prophecy? There shall be none remaining of Esau saith the LORD.
First of all these verse MUST be interpreted withing the CONTEXT of where they are found and the context clearly teaches us that all this take place over in the Middle East. The Lord shall fight against these Muslim nations and shall come from TEMAN and EDOM. There is no Teman in America. The Bible itself teaches us that the saints will be gathered together in the AIR over the place called Armageddon.
Secondly IF SO BE that God HATES all Caucasians and ALL Caucasians will will completely wiped off the face of the earth where not one single white person remains and there is nothing we can do to CHANGE this so called PREDESTINATIN of ALL Caucasians white people, then WHAT is the POINT of trying to WARN all Caucasian white people of their so called impending fate?
This is NOT the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ dear child of God. People who spread this kind of FALSE teaching are of the synagogue of Satan.
God so loved the WORLD not willing that ANY man should perish, but rather that ALL of mankind would come to the knowledge of the truth to be SAVED. The problem is that Satan the god f this present world has BLINDED the eyes of so many people that they simply will not COME to the knowledge of the truth to be saved. So in like manner that Pharaoh harder his own heart so many times God turned him over to a reprobate mind for his heart to be hardened even further, so shall the Edomites harder their heart with HATRED towards Israel in the last days.
Also one must consider that the END is NOT the second coming of Jesus and that there will be ONE MORE final war at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus, and it may be in this final war that ALL Edom shall cease to exist. Many verse have a dual fulfillment where only PART of the prophecy is filled in the first stage of the fulfillment. Much like the TWO coming of Jesus being prophesied in ONE prophecy.
Oba 1:19 And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
Oba 1:20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.
Oba 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.
Proving the last ruling kingdom is Esau’s and then the Kingdom of the Lord will be established.
Esdras 6:8 “And he said unto me, From Abraham unto Isaac, when
Jacob and Esau were born of him, Jacob’s hand held first the heel
This explains the meaning of baby Jacob grabbing the heal of Esau. Further proving this last kingdom is Esau/Edom and the Lord’s kingdom comes soon.
Now with this I do AGREE! BUT not completely. In truth the last ruling kingdom surrounding the land of Israel will be the REVIVED Ottoman Assyrian Empire, which will be the EIGHTH and final kingdom ruled by the god of this present world. Then Satan shall be bound for a 1000 years while the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of God with his SON Jesus ruling and reign for a 1000 years.
I myself am not seeing Muslims conquering the ENTIRE world. In Revelation we see that they will be given one fourth of the earth, which is where they are now, but not yet completely Muslim dominate in all the Muslim countries in which they live.
Other verses used by some in the Black African Israelite movement are the verses in the Bible making a reference to BLACK SKIN or being BLACK.
Please read Lamentations 5:10
“Our SKIN was BLACK like an oven because of the terrible famine.”
The CONTEXT of this verse is referring to the last days of great persecution of Israel. Please notice the REASON for their skin being BLACK. It was BECAUSE of the terrible famine. So HOW does a famine make a persons skin to become BLACK. The answer is a famine does NOT make a person' skin BLACK. So then what does this verse mean? The phrase black LIKE and OVEN teaches us that their skin was dehydrated and wrinkled up like an oven dries up the moisture and causes shrinkage and wrinkles. You see the word that is translated as “black” mean shriveled and wrinkled and has nothing to do with the color black.
In truth, the actual WAY in which the Hebrew language describes BLACK and WHITE is by saying DUSK and BRIGHT. So dusk would mean dark and bright would mean light. But not giving the exact degree of how dark or how light.
Another verse they use is Job 30:30
“My SKIN is BLACK upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.”
Again this is a metaphor describing the intense pain of persecution, famine, war, and so forth. It would be a stretch to interpret this verse as Job saying he was a BLACK man. Do the BONES of African Black people BURN with heat? In the previous verse Job says that he is the BROTHER to the dragon. Are we supposed to interpret these word literally and say that Job was a DRAGON? No of course not, these are metaphors describing the pain of a people in the future and NOT Job's pain. This passage of scripture is actually prophecy. Read the CONTEXT and compare to place where Job is describing his OWN pain.
They also quote Song of Solomon 1:5,6 which is indeed describing a dark skinned woman, who was one of the lovers of Solomon.
“I am black, BUT comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem (in other words this black woman is defending herself saying to the daughters of Jerusalem that she was black, BUT she is still pretty being a black woman, black), as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
The rest of this verse appears as if her father may have been a black man and her mother a Caucasian women, because her mother's children, possible from a previous marriage MADE her to the chores. There is no doubt that this woman is black, but this does NOT prove that all HEBREW people are Black Africans. We do not even know who this woman is for sure. She is called a Shulamite, but Bible scholars cannot agree what this means. I myself find a clue in verse 9 mentioning Pharaoh, so we can assume or at least take a guess that she MAY be an Egyptian woman. Also to me her being a dark skinned woman makes her feel OUT of PLACE among the daughters of Jerusalem. This tells me that the daughter of Jerusalem where of a LIGHTER skin color. Please understand that I am not saying that the daughters of Jerusalem were white, white, but rather that they were of a LIGHTER skin than the darker skin woman. Let us read the CONTEXT to see what else we can learn from the Bible ITSELF.
Song of Solomon 1:1-17.
“The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
2. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for your love is better than wine.
3. Because of the savor of your good ointments your name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love you.
4. Draw me, we will run after you: the king has brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in you, we will remember your love more than wine: the upright love you.
5. I am black, BUT comely, O you daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
6. Look not upon me (Still talking TO the daughters of Jerusalem telling them NOT to STARE at me), BECAUSE I am black, because the sun has looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they MADE me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
7. Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make your flock to rest at noon: for WHY should I be as one that turns aside by the flocks of your companions?
8. If you know not, O you fairest among women, go your way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed your kids beside the shepherds' tents.
9. I have compared you, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.(This verse gives us a clue that this black women is an Egyptian)
10. Your cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, your neck with chains of gold.
11. We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.
12. While the king sits at his table, my spikenard sends forth the smell thereof.
13. A bundle of myrrh is my well beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.
14. My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.
15. Behold, you are FAIR (meaning BRIGHT possibly mean of FAIR skin. One of the definitions of fair means pale, light complexion, NOT RUDDY, which means red. This dark skinned Egyptian woman is describing Solomon as being FAIR. This could mean Solomon had LIGHTER, bright fair skin or that Solomon was beautiful to her), my love; behold, you are FAIR; you have doves' eyes.
16. Behold, you are FAIR, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.
17. The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.”
Fair can mean beautiful or it can mean having light colored skin. So the daughters of Jerusalem and Solomon as well were described as being FAIR. Interpret the meaning of fair how you will, but the context certainly implies a DIFFERENCE between this dark skin women and the Hebrew people.
The last verse they use in Jeremiah 8:21
“For (or because of) the HURT of the daughter of my people am I HURT; I am black; astonishment has taken HOLD on me.”
Here again it would be a stretch to interpret this verse to mean Jeremiah is saying that he is a BLACK man. The context tells us that Jeremiah is void of LIGHT or understanding, he is ASTONISHED at what will take place. Jeremiah hurts because of this revelation of seeing his people being hurt. This brings him DARKNESS or sorrow. A person's SKIN does not become black because of hurt and astonishment.
Now for me myself it does not matter me if the TRUE Jews were blue skinned people. As I have already said the COLOR of a persons SKIN does NOT matter to God. What matters is that you are a BELIEVER in Jesus, the SON OF the living God.
This brings us to the next part of this study in God's word where SOME of these Black Africans in this Israelite movement have gone SO FAR to the extreme in their belief that the true Jews are SUPERIOR over all other people that they DENY Jesus as being God's Son, they DENY Jesus as being the CHRIST, they DENY Jesus as being their savior dogmatically demanding that there is but ONE savior who is YAH or Yahweh alone.
Now I agree that Yahweh is the savior, but it was HE who has CHOSEN his SON as the MEANS BY which he himself save mankind.
I will entitle this section as “IS ISRAEL THE FIRSTBORN SON?” and then later make it a separate study.
IS ISRAEL THE FIRST BORN SON?
While I was doing some research on the Black African Israelite movement I came across a Black African Israelite movement website that DENIES Jesus as being the SON of Almighty God saying that THEY are the FIRSTBORN Son of God.
They make the CLAIM that they are the TRUE church and the CHRISTIAN church is a FALSE church.
They say that Paul is a FALSE apostle.
And from what I gather they do NOT accept the NEW Testament of the Bible.
I will quote what this Black African Israelit movement website teaches in BLUE type and then I will show you the errors of there interpretation in black type. The emphasis is mine.
Over 90% of all Christians in the world today do not follow the teachings of Christ, they follow the teachings of the apostle Paul.
I am assuming this author is referring to the 10% of Christians who are SUPPOSEDLY following the teaching of Jesus and REJECTING the teachings of Paul are those Christians caught up in the Hebrews Roots Movement, because much of what this author is teaching seems to “PARROT” or repeat what those in the Hebrew Roots Movement teach EXCEPT that those caught up it the Black African Israelite Movement make the CLAIM that THEY are the TRUE Jews and the Jews over in the land of Israel are FAKE Jews. Please read the study “WHO ARE THE TRUE JEWS” for all the scriptures showing the ERROR of their teaching. But for now I want you to pat close attention to the statement of faith by this particular Black African Israelite group.
True Hebrew Israelites Do NOT Follow The NEW Testament. We Only Follow The Words Of The True And Living God - YHWH Which Are Only Found In The Old Testament! (Holy Scriptures)
WOW! To DENY the NEW Testament is to DENY Jesus! And as you will see this is exactly what this particular Black African Israelite movement group is doing. They are DENYING Jesus as the SON OF the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God Yahweh!
Now several times in what they write they say that we as TRUE Christians should THROW our NEW Testament away. But I assure you that what needs to be throw OUT as FALSE teaching is what these Black African Israelite Movement groups are teaching.
I know that MOST of my readers will AGREE 100% that these Black African Israelite groups are teaching is very deceptive FALSE teaching. But for those of you who may be struggling to discern the ERRORS in their teachings I will take each statement they have made below and show you the TRUE meaning of those passages of scripture so you can be set free from the bondage of these Hebrew Roots Movement groups.
call all Christians his sons because they are following him, just
like the Creator says Israel is His son!
Read I Corinth 4:14-16
Here is 1 Corinthians 4:14-16.
“I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.
15. For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
Paul is NOT saying that we are NOT the SONS and DAUGHTERS of Almighty God Yahweh by say that he has BEGOTTEN some through the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ. But rather Paul is saying that there are many teachers out there but FEW will be like a father to you to look after you, pick you up when you fall, pray for you, watch over you and have such great care that I have for you.
Also Paul is saying that he LABORED and TRAVAILED in prayer making intercession for some of these Christians he is writing to. Obviously this Black African Israelite movement writing lack understanding between CONVERTING someone to Christianity and BIRTHING them into the kingdom of God through TRAVAILING pray agonizing in the Spirit for Jesus Christ to be formed in them.
Please read the following verses:
“My little children, of whom I TRAVAIL in BIRTH again until Christ be formed in you,”
1 Thessalonians 2:9
“For ye remember, brethren, our LABOR and TRAVAIL (like a woman in labor pains PRAYING with ever fiber of our being in the Holy Spirit making intercession for the lost): for laboring night and day (when you are used by God as an intercessor God may wake you up every night to pray for people. God may call you aside to a secret place during the day and have you pray in other tongues for those whom Satan is devouring. This is what Paul means by TRAVAILING till Jesus Christ be formed in people), because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.”
2 Thessalonians 3:8
“Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with LABOR and TRAVAIL night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:”
You see dear child of God when you have EXPERIENCE BIRTHING someone into the kingdom of God through TRAVAILING in prayer, then the Lord places is you a strong love for that person like the love a parent has for his children. You have the CARE for them as IF they were your OWN children. You feel RESPONSIBLITY to nurture them until Jesus Christ is fully formed in them and they are rooted and ground in the word or TRUTH so that they will not be deceived by false teaching and fall away from the faith and lose their reward of eternal life in the world to come.
That is what Paul is teaching us here and NOT that HE ALONE has the truth and we MUST FOLLOW HIM or be lost like some in these Hebrew Roots movement group teach. You have to COMPARE scripture with scripture to learn the TRUE meaning of a verse or passage of scripture. Please read 1 Corinthians 1:10-24 where Paul teaches us that we are NOT to be followers of MEN. Yes Paul said I beseech you that you follow me, but the Bible teaches us that we are to follow others AS THEY FOLLOW Jesus Christ.
“Now I beseech you, brethren, BY the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be NO divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
11. For it has been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
12. Now this I say, that every one of you says, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
13. Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
14. I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
15. Lest (or for FEAR that) any should say that I had baptized in mine OWN name. (You see dear child of God when you consider the WHOLE word of God it becomes clear that Paul is NOT saying do NOT follow Jesus, but follow ME. Paul is REBUKING Christians here who place the LABELS of the names of men saying things like “I am a Calvinist”, or I am a “Lutheran”, or “Ellen White says...” or “Brother Branham says...”)
16. And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
17. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
18. For the PREACHING of the cross is to them that PERISH foolishness; but unto US which are SAVED it is the power of God (Yahweh).
19. For it is written (or Thus says), I (Yahweh) will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? Has not God (Yahweh) made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21. For after that in the wisdom of God (Yahweh) the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God (every time you see the word God with a capital “G” in the New Testament, EXCEPT for Hebrews 1:8 where Almighty God Yahweh calls his Son Jesus God, it is speaking of the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God YAHWEH HIMSELF. And all the references to the Father OF Jesus are as well speaking of Yahweh himself. So then, it pleased YAHWEH HIMSELF that) by the foolishness of PREACHING to SAVE them that BELIEVE.
22. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23. But we preach Christ crucified, unto (SOME OF) the Jews a stumbling block, and unto (SOME OF) the Greeks foolishness;
24. But unto them which are CALLED, BOTH Jews AND Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.”
Read the 6th verse and we find that Paul says he speak by permission and not of commandment.
1 Corinthians 7:6
“But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.”
Now isn't that using subtlety. Who gave him permission to speak it? If YAH gave him permission to speak it, it would be a commandment. But since YAH did not give him permission to speak it he has to say I speak this by permission and not of commandment.
In other words by his own permission, he's saying I am permitting myself to deceive the whole world and you are buying it! You are accepting what he say over the words of YAH. This is enough for you to close your book, but if that is not enough, let's continue.
You cannot take one verse OUT of CONTEXT and fraudulently teach that EVERY THING Paul teaches is by his OWN permission and NOTHING Paul says is OF Almighty God Yahweh.
The Jews FALSELY ACCUSED Jesus of having a devil and casting out devils by the power of Satan, but that is NOT what the WHOLE word of God teaches us.
Paul is merely giving his opinion of CONSEL as what he himself would do. If you read the CONTEXT you will see that Paul is ANSWERING what THEY had asked of him. So Paul is saying that there is NO COMMANDMENT of God, but in my own opinion it would be better for those of you in ministry to be SINGLE like me. But please UNDERSTAND I am NOT saying this as a THUS SAYS the LORD as a COMMANDMENT, but rather this is my own person OPINION.
I mean what gives THIS Black African the right to give HIS OPINION? Is every word HE says a THUS SAYS the LORD? Dear child of God you need to THING these things through for YOURSELF.
Notice what Paul says in I Corinth 7:12 He is letting you know the rest of the things he is speaking, it is him and not YAH. My question is, who wants to hear what some one is saying that is the complete opposite of what YAH said?
Paul said it is good for a man not to touch a woman! I Corinth 7:1 Now if a man has any good sense at all, he would know this verse alone gives him the authority to throw this book away because he should know this is a book of lies and deceit.
YAH said in the beginning it is not good for a man to be alone, therefore he made him a help meet. So we know this is not YAH speaking. In Proverbs it says he that findeth a wife findeth a good thing and obtaineth favor of YAH!
Let us read the whole context.
Please read 1 Corinthians 7:1-16 where Paul makes it VERY clear when he is giving his own opinion and when it is a commandment of God.
“Now concerning the things whereof YOU wrote unto ME (now we do not know the exact question that was asked of Paul, but it had to do something with laying with a woman): It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
2. Nevertheless, to AVOID fornication, LET every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
3. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. (In other words, satisfy each other intimately in marriage only having ONE wife or ONE husband)
4. The wife has not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband has not power of his own body, but the wife.
5. Defraud you not one the other (do not withhold intimacy from each other), except it be with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
6. But I speak THIS (all the above) by permission (or as my own opinion as being a good thing), and not of commandment. (in other words, if you want to WITHHOLD intimacy from your husband or your wife, then that is between YOU and God. I am just telling you what I myself believe is best for a good relationship between a husband and wife)
7. For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man has his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. (In other words, if it was ME calling the shots, then I believe it would be better for the MINISTRY if all were not married and were single as I am single. But NOT everyone has this ability to be alone or single. Some have gifts or abilities that I could not be able to bear. Every person has their own gifts. So do what YOU feel is best. There is no pat answer for what you have asked. Some things you have to work out between YOU and God.)
8. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is GOOD (but NOT a commandment of God) for them if they abide even as I.
9. BUT if they cannot contain (and they feel that they will give into fornication, then by all means), let them marry: for it is BETTER to marry than to burn (in LUST for intimacy).
10. And unto the married I command, YET NOT I (myself), BUT the Lord (COMMANDS), Let NOT the wife depart from her husband:
11. But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let NOT the husband put away his wife.
12. But to the rest speak I, NOT the Lord (as a COMMANDMENT): If any brother has a wife that believes not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. (this is speaking of being ALREADY MARRIED when a wife becomes a Christian and NOT a single Christians woman marrying a NON believer, which IS a COMMANDMENT of God for a Christian to marry a NON believer. I would even say that in MY OWN OPINION it is best to marry someone having the same beliefs as you, because I have seen the tension between Catholics and Protestants who are married HOPING the other would give up THEIR religion so they would be the SAME religion. But again if two Catholics are ALREADY married and one sees the errors of Catholicism and becomes a Protestant, then let them REMAIN married trusting that the other will become a Protestant as well. It is NOT that Catholics are not saved, but rather once one becomes a protestant the TRUTH will not allow them to practice Catholicism any more.)
13. And the woman which has an husband that believes not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
14. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
15. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God has called us to peace.
So in the CONTEXT of this passage of scripture Paul is NOT teaching that Christians should NOT marry. In fact Paul ENCOURAGES being married, but if it were possible it would be BETTER for the MINISTRY if Christians were single so that they could give their WHOLE BEING to the service of the gospel.
Please skip down to verses 32 and 33.
“He that is unmarried cares for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
Paul says as well in verse that the time is SHORT meaning that the day of the Lord is drawing close so our focus should be on the things of the Lord. That is HIS heart, HIS passion and that is why Paul says he speaks my permission making it blatantly clear it is his OWN opinion and NOT the COMMANDMENT of God.
“But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remains, that both they that have wives be AS THOUGH they had none;”
So then, Paul was having the MINISTRY in mind while he was giving his own opinion in ANSWER to the question that he was asked. In Philippians 2:12 Paul says work out your OWN salvation meaning some things just are not clearly laid out in scripture step by step for every facet of life and YOU have to pray to God for YOURSELF.
Brothers, It is not good for you to live alone and listen to Paul like the Catholic Priests did.
how ungodly and unnatural they became when they tried to live a life
without touching women. What
Paul never COMMANDED anyone NOT to married. In fact Paul taught AGAINST forbidding to marry in 1 Timothy 4:1-5.
“Now the Spirit speaks expressly, (or in other words THUS SAYS THE LORD YAHWEH by his eternal Holy Spirit speak very clearly) that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2. Speaking LIES in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3. Forbidding to marry, and COMMANDING (but NOT by Yahweh) to abstain from meats, which God (Yahweh) has created to be RECEIVED with thanksgiving of them which BELIEVE and know the TRUTH.
4. For EVERY creature of God is GOOD, and NOTHING to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5. For (or BECAUSE) it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”
So then, Paul was PROPHESYING that in the last days that some like the Roman Catholic church would FORRBID their priest from marrying and command to abstain form meat on Fridays during their man made ordinance of Lent. Paul also was PROPHESYING that in the last days there would be some like the Hebrew Roots movement and the Black African Israelite Movement who would COMMAND their follower to ABSTAIN from CERTAIN meats spoken of in the OLD COVENANT that have been CLEANSE by Yahweh under the NEW COVENANT.
We could talk about Paul and his false teachings all day, but we want to show you some shocking things about YOUR Christ and what he said in the New Testament.
DID Christ die for the sins of the WHOLE world?
whole world has been taught that Christ came and died for the world,
BUT is that what he said?
So if you are a Christian, Jehovah's Witness, Mormon, Baptist, Methodist, Muslim, etc. Why didn't he mention you? Maybe it was just a mistake!
Here is Matthew 15:24 left IN it's CONTEXT. Please read Matthew 15:
“Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
22. And, behold, a woman of Canaan (a Gentile woman) came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, you Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after US (now).
24. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (or MY ministry is NOT to the Gentile, but rather Yahweh sent ME to MISNISTER to my OWN people FIRST)
25. Then came she and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is YOUR FAITH (so when Jesus saw her FAITH he OBEYED his God and Father DWELLING IN him to HEAL this woman daughter saying what his God and Father Yahweh TOLD him to say): be it unto thee even as you will. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.”
You have to INTERPRET scripture based upon the REST of God's word. Jesus said in John 5:19 that he only does what he sees his Father doing, which means whatever Jesus did he did in OBEDIENCE to his God and Father DWELLING IN him.
“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing OF HIMSELF, but what he sees the Father (Yahweh) do: for what things soever he (Yahweh HIMSELF) does, these also does the Son likewise.”
But when we do further research we find that Christ said ye know not who you worship, we know who we worship because salvation is of the Jews (Israelites). John 4:22 Again no mention of Christians.
Once again you must interpret verses in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God. The actual GOSPEL of SALVATION would Not be preached until AFTER the CROSS. And then the Gospel of salvation would be preached to the Jew FIRST. In fact it SEEMS that the church did not truly know that the Gentiles could be saved UNTIL Yahweh HIMSELF began SAVING the GENTILE.
But Jesus did perceive that AFTER the cross the Gospel would be preached to the Gentiles and this is why Jesus told them to preach the gospel to the Jew FIRST. I mean there would be no need to even say the word FIRST if there was not going to be a SECOND group of people to whom the gospel would be preached.
Secondly in the CONTEXT of John 4:22 Jesus explains to this Samaritin woman that the WAY and the WHERE Yahweh is worshiped will be changing. One will not have to go to Jerusalem under the NEW covenant.
Here is John 4:7-42.
“There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said unto her, Give me to drink.
8. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
9. Then sais the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask drink of ME, which am a woman of Samaria? For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10. Jesus answered and said unto her, If you KNEW the gift of God, and WHO it is that says to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water.
11. The woman said unto him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then have you that living water?
12. Are you greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
13. Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again:
14. But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be IN him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. (speaking of the Holy Spirit dwelling IN Believers on Jesus)
15. The woman said unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
16. Jesus said unto her, Go, call your husband, and come hither. (Please notice that Jesus did NOT say I cannot give YOU the living water, because YOU are a SAMARATIN and NOT a JEW. She was a daughter of JACOB or of the seed of Jacob, which would make her a Jew)
17. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, You have well said, I have no husband:
18. For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: in that said you truly.
19. The woman said unto him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.
20. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
21. Jesus said unto her, Woman, BELIEVE ME, the HOUR COMES (speaking of AFTER Jesus suffers and dies on the cross to shed his blood for the sins of the world to establish the NEW COVENANT in his shed blood), when you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. (meaning that Christians can worship Yahweh where ever they are in the entire world)
22. You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews (Jesus was not saying that she was not of the seed of Jacob, but rather that HE came to SHOW the Jews WHO the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God Yahweh truly is. Jesus came to SHOW the true God's nature and character by doing GOOD, healing the sick, casting out devils, and teaching them to walk in TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS without sin. A true worshiper of God does NOT live in ADULTERY as this Samaritan woman was doing even though she was of the seed of Jacob).
23. BUT the HOUR COMES, and now is (beginning with ME and MY ministry to the JEWS for this is what Yahweh SENT me to do. Yahweh knew that many of the JEWS would NOT receive and BELIEVE on his SON, but Yahweh is long suffering and patient and his mercy endures forever. So AFTER the gospel of salvation was PREACHED to the JEWS FIRST and as a whole the Jews REJECTED Yahweh so great a salvation Yahweh turned to a people, the GENTILES, who were NOT his people in order to PROVOKE his people the Jews to JEALOUSY so that the Jews would turn and ACCEPT JESUS, YESHUA, the SON OF Yahweh as their Messiah. Please UNDERSTAND that there was NO salvation for ANYONE BEFORE the cross. The Jews were only KEPT by the LAW, but NOT SAVED by the law, because NO ONE before Jesus ever kept the WHOLE law in the eyes of Yahweh HIMSELF. So then it was only AFTER the cross as to), when the TRUE worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father (Yahweh HIMSELF) seeks such to worship him.
24. God (the Father Yahweh) is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
25. The woman said unto him, I know that Messias (Yahweh's Messiah HIS salvation) comes, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
26. Jesus said unto her, I that speak unto you am he. (Now if you are going to BELIEVE the WORDS OF Jesus saying that salvation is ONLY for the JEWS, then to MUST ALSO believe the words of Jesus saying that HE IS the MESSIAH that was PROPHESIED to COME in the Old Testament. You cannot pick and chose what verse that YOU want to believe in order to support your OWN personal interpretation of the Scriptures. Jesus told the JEWS that they search the Scriptures for eternal life and that the SCRIPTURES spoke of HIM as being the ELECT ONE that was prophesied to come. John 5:39 “Search the scriptures; for in them you THINK you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of ME.” Isaiah 42:1 “Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon HIM: HE shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.” And if they did NOT BELIEVE in HIM as being the ANOINTED one, the CHRIST, the MESSIAH, then they would REMAIN DEAD in their SINS. John 8:24“I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.”)
27. And upon this came his disciples, and marveled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seek you? or, Why talk you with her?
28. The woman then left her water pot, and went her way into the city, and said to the men,
29. Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
30. Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
31. In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
32. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that you know not of.
33. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Has any man brought him ought to eat?
34. Jesus said unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.(and this is the same heart that Paul had to DO the work Jesus and Yahweh sent Paul to do. The CARE of the churches came upon Paul DAILY just like Jesus had compassion. Paul was like a father to his brothers and sisters in the Lord that he agonized and travailed to birth in Jesus Christ and this is why he said it would be BETTER if Christians were single so that they come focus on spreading the gospel, but he made it very PLAIN that if was NOT a COMMANDMENT of God, but rather his OWN OPINION. Paul was NOT a false teacher and he did NOT contradict the Old Testament Scriptures. Paul QUOTED the Old Testament. All the disciples of Jesus and Jesus himself QUOTED the Old Testament saying IT IS WRITTEN, which means THUS SAYS THE LORD God YAHWEH. Jesus taught us NOT to procrastinate saying we have all the time in the world. Paul taught us the same thing. The time is SHORT. So then,)
35. Say not you, There are yet four months, and then comes harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white ALREADY to harvest.
36. And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit unto life eternal: that BOTH he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.
37. And herein is that saying true (or it is written), One sows, and another reaps.
38. I sent you to reap that whereon you bestowed no labor: other men labored, and you are entered into their labors.
39. And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
40. So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
41. And many more believed because of his own word;
The ONLY way to KNOW that Jesus is INDEED the CHRIST, the SON OF, the living God Yahweh is to first BELIEVE on him and then the Holy Spirit of Yahweh will BEAR WITNESS deep withing you so that you will KNOW that the KNOW that you KNOW that you are indeed a child of Yahweh. And NO man can ever deceive you with FALSE teaching to steal your crown of eternal life, because the Holy Spirit DWELLING in TRUE believers on Jesus will he lead into all truth.
What about when his disciples asked him what is their reward for following him? He told them they would sit on 12 thrones judging the 12 tribes of Israel. Matthew 19:28 Even in the book of Revelations it says that the 12 tribes of Israel would be saved.
Now while these verses may SEEM to contradict each other when viewed ALONE and APART from the REST of God's word they do NOT contradict each other when they are viewed and understood in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God.
“Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed you; what shall we have therefore?
28. And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That YOU which have FOLLOWED ME (by obeying my words that I teach you unto the end, then), in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory (speaking of the world yet to come at the second coming of Jesus when he comes to rule and reign for 1000 years in his Father's kingdom on his Father's throne), YOU (speaking of ONLY those who BELIEVE on JESUS as their Messiah) ALSO shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29. And every one that has forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
So I implore all you Black Africans caught up in this Hebrew Roots Movement to WAKE UP and FOLLOW Jesus, because the JEWS were the FIRST to be given the opportunity to BELEIVE on Yeshua as the SON OF the living God, but MANY REJECT Jesus as their Messiah. So Almighty God Yahweh HIMSELF turn to the GENTILE LAST, who did BELIEVE on his SON Jesus. Therefore Jesus says that the LAST shall now be FIRST and rule and reign OVER the those of the twelve tribes of Israel during the 1000 year reign of Jesus, who REJECTED Jesus as their Messiah in this present world or age.
Now the 144,000 sealed of the twelve tribes of Israel in the book of Revelation will be saved ALIVE in their MORTAL bodies to go into the 1000 year reign of Jesus in the MORTAL bodies to live from GENERATION to GENERATION and be TAUGHT of the Lord. It will ONLY be the true born again FAITHFUL believers on Jesus who will be granted to eat of the tree of life AT the second coming of Jesus and granted to have right to rule and reign WITH Jesus over the twelve tribes of Israel and those LEFT of the nations who called upon the name of the Lord to also be saved ALIVE in their MORTAL bodies to be TAUGHT of the Lord.
Please read Zechariah 14:16-21.
“And it shall come to pass, that every one that is LEFT of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. (this is speaking of all the Islamic Muslim nation who will seek to completely wipe Israel as a notion off the face of the earth will Jesus fight against executing the WRATH of Yahweh upon those nation who are fighting against the Jews and the Christians. And those who are LEFT ALIVE who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved ALIVE in their MORTAL bodies to go into the 1000 year reign of Jesus to be TAUGHT of the Lord)
17. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of ALL the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. (this shall be their FIRST and FINAL warning to OBEY the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God Yahweh)
18. And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain;(meaning that IF they disobey Yahweh AGAIN a SECOND time it will be their END. NO more chances to repent and OBEY Yahweh. Jesus shall rule with a rod of IRON. So then those during the 1000 year reign of Jesus who disobey Yahweh a SECND time) there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. (This plague with be the same as the first plague in verse only this time NO wicked disobedient heathen who has the spirit of rebellion as the Cannanites shall remain alive and will face the final judgment to be cast into the lake of fire to be forever destroyed never to rise again.)
19. This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
20. In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
21. Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.”
Now, if you are a christian, muslim, gentile or stranger and you are following Christ, you might want to investigate this matter a little further. I know Paul preached to the gentiles, but remember he speaks by permission (his permission) and not of commandment!
The truth of the matter is those caught up in the Black African Israelite Hebrew Movement are the one who need to closely investigate what THEY are being taught so they will see that they are being DECEIVED by FALSE teaching.
Again you cannot take one verse OUT of CONTEXT and force it to apply to ALL that Paul teaches as being by permission of of his own opinion. Paul made himself very clear as to when he was giving his own opinion and when he was teaching the COMMANDMENTS of Yahweh.
My main point to those who are in this particular Black African Israelite Movement is that if you DENY Jesus, or Yeshua as being the CHRIST, the SON OF the one true and only Almighty living God Yahweh HIMSELF, then you DENY Yahweh as well according to the words of Yahweh HIMSELF.
Please read John 5:19-24 where some of the JEWS are DENYING Jesus by their UNBELIEF that he is the SON OF Almighty God Yahweh himself.
“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing OF HIMSELF, but what he sees the Father do (either seeing what his God and Father desires his Son Jesus to do in a dream or vision or by hearing Almighty God the Father dwelling in him telling his Son Jesus what to do): for what things soever he (Yahweh himself) does, these also does the Son likewise. (For example Jesus may have had a dream or night vision seeing a blind man and himself walking over to the blind man and then stoop down and spit on some dirt to make a ball of mud and then wipe it on the blinds man's eyes and telling him to go wash th mud off and he would be healed. Then the next day as he is walking along it is as if he is LIVING what he saw in the dream the night before. So he OBEY the voice of his God and Father DWELLING in him and DOES what he saw himself do in the dream or night vision.)
20. For the Father loves the Son, and SHOWS him all things that himself (Speaking of Yahweh HIMSELF) does: and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel. (Jesus always gave ALL the GLORY and HONOR to his God and Father. And Almighty God Yahweh always EXALTED his SON for this is what PLEASED Yahweh himself to do. So who are we to argue with Yahweh? The Jews said leave it be lest we find that we are fighting against Yahweh HIMSELF.)
21. For as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens them; even so the Son quickens whom he will.
22. For the Father judges NO man, but (rather Yahweh himself) has COMMITTED ALL judgment unto the SON:
23. That (or so that) all men should HONOR the Son, EVEN AS they honor the Father (Yahweh HIMSELF). He that honors NOT the Son honors no NOT the Father (Yahweh HIMSELF either) which has sent him. (so then whosoever DENIES Jesus ALSO DENIES Yahweh HIMSELF according to the very word of Yahweh HIMSELF speaking to us through his SON Jesus as a THUS SAYS the LORD God Yahweh.)
24. Verily, verily (or TRULY TRULY), I say unto you, He that hears MY word, and believes on him that SENT ME, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
And the opposite of this verse is equally true saying that whosoever does NOT believe the words of Jesus, and does NOT believe the Yahweh SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON does NOT have eternal life and shall REMAIN DEAD in their SINS.
YAH Does NOT speak to any one, at any time in the NEW Testament!
know many people may have thought that YAH spoke in the New
Testament, but He did NOT. Every time
YAH allowed the Devil to write his own book, but He did not allow him to use His name! That's why when we read the Old Testament it says "Thus saith YAHWEH (The Lord) or The word of YAHWEH (The Lord) came unto me saying! You will never see that in the New Testament and you will never see YAH talk about Jesus (His so called son) in the Old Testament. YAH said He is the only savior and redeemer!
Then as their final JAB of PRIDE trying to make THEMSLEVES SUPERIOR over all other human beings THINKING that all Caucasian white people will be made by JESUS to come and bow down before their feet this particular group of the Black African Israelite Movement have a little sticky NOTE with the words below:
According to your OWN
book there is NO salvation
will be saved!
HOGWASH! This is nothing but a doctrine of Satan himself the father of LIES who has NO TRUTH in him.
First of all Jesus is talking to CHRISTIANS in Revelation 2:9,19 and Revelation 3:9 and NOT to the Jews. In other words Jesus will make the unbelieving JEWS to come and bow down at the feet of CHRISTIANS during the 1000 year reign of Jesus if so be those of the TRUE Jewish linage are one of the lucky 144,000 who will be chosen in the last days. Any Jew who DIE before the time that these 144,000 Jews are chosen and sealed by God who do NOT believe of Jesus will be LOST as far as I can discern from the WHOLE word of God.
So then Salvation is of WHOSOEVER BLIEVES on Jesus the ONLY NAME given among mean whereby all of mankind MUST be saved. To DENY Jesus is to SEAL you OWN fate to be cast in to the lake of fire on the day of Judgment.
Please read Revelation 2:9,10 and Revelation 3:9 and play close attention to WHOM Jesus is speaking TO and who will bow down to who.
“I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the BLASPHEMY of them which SAY they are JEWS, and are NOT, but ARE the synagogue of Satan.(or they are being TAUGHT by SATAN. A synagogue is where the Jews went to LEARN of God, where as SATAN teaches the opposite of what God desires us to learn and follow)
“Behold, I will make THEM of the synagogue of Satan, which SAY they are JEWS, and are NOT, but do LIE; behold, I will make THEM to come and worship before YOUR feet, and to KNOW that I have loved YOU.”
Now ask yourself the very simple question, WHO is Jesus speaking TO in these letters to the CHURCHES? Is Jesus speaking to the JEWS, natural BORN Israelite, or is Jesus speaking to his FAITHFUL Christians who will NOT DENY his name?
That is right dear child of God, Jesus is speaking to US his faithful followers no matter what COLOR your skin may be.
So then, according to the words of Jesus TO his faithful believers and followers of him that Jesus is saying, it will be those who are EXALTING THEMSELVES SAYING or CLAIMING that THEY are JEWS but in truth they are NOT Jews the CHOSEN people of God, because God has put in force a NEW COVENANT established in the shed blood of his SON Jesus and there is given NO OTHER NAME under heaven or in the earth whereby all of mankind MUST be saved of CHOSEN to be a child of God.
Please read all the studies linked within this study and all the studies linked below. This study was just the TIP of the iceberg of exposing the ERRORS of interpretation made by the Saturday seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping churches.
Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God YAHWEH HIMSELF written in the WHOLE Bible BOTH Old and NEW Testament.
Your brother in our Lord Jesus the CHRIST, the SON OF the living God Yahweh HIMSELF,
RETURN TO HOMEPAGE
Some CLAIM the the early church kept the Sabbath as the Jews, but I assure you that the early first century church were accustomed to gathering together BEFORE the light of day break on the FIRST day of the week that THEY called the Lord's day.
Here is a NON BIAS historical account found in a letter from Pliny the Younger to Trojan concerning the Christians.
Pliny was a Roman who persecuted and killed Christians, so again this is a historical NON BIAS account of WHEN Christians gathered together.
Here is what Pliny says in his letter to Trajan. The EMPHASIS and comments are mine:
“That they were WONT (or as they were ACCUSTOMED and USED to do, or in the HABIT of doing), on a STATED day (or on a CERTAIN preset day), to meet together BEFORE IT WAS LIGHT, and to sing a hymn to Christ, as to a god, alternately; and to oblige themselves by a sacrament [or oath], not to do anything that was ill: but that they would commit no theft, or pilfering, or adultery; that they would not break their promises, or deny what was deposited with them, when it was required back again; after which it was their CUSTOM to depart, AND to meet AGAIN at a common but innocent meal,(so after the hard worship service early morning beginning before day light they would depart and they come back together later that same to to share a common simple meal together, and most likely break bread together as other early church writers give more detail) which they had left off upon that edict which I published at your command, and wherein I had forbidden any such conventicles (or religious meetings).”
Below are some quotes of early church writers that clearly teach us that the early church did NOT keep the Sabbath day, as in, on SATURDAY, the 7th day of the week, but rather the early church throughout history from it's beginning worshiped God on SUNDAY the FIRST day of the week, which is sometimes referred to as the EIGHTH day of the week or the day AFTER the Sabbath day, or the LORD'S DAY.
(The emphasis is mine in these quotes given below):
The date is given first and the source is given at the end.
Quote number #:
#1. 90 AD DIDACHE:
"Christian Assembly on the Lord's Day:
1. But every Lord's day do ye gather yourselves together, and break bread, and give thanksgiving after having confessed your transgressions, that your sacrifice may be pure.
2. But let no one that is at variance with his fellow come together with you, until they be reconciled, that your sacrifice may not be profaned.
3. For this is that which was spoken by the Lord: In every place and time offer to me a pure sacrifice; for I am a great King, saith the Lord, and my name is wonderful among the nations." (Didache: The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, Chapter XIV)
#2. 100 AD BARNABAS:
"We keep the eighth day [Sunday] with joyfulness, the day also on which Jesus rose again from the dead" (The Epistle of Barnabas, 100 AD 15:6-8).
#3. 100 AD BARNABAS:
Moreover God says to the Jews, 'Your new moons and Sabbaths I cannot endure.' You see how he says, 'The present Sabbaths are not acceptable to me, but the Sabbath which I have made in which, when I have rested [heaven: Heb 4] from all things, I will make the beginning of the eighth day which is the beginning of another world.' Wherefore we Christians keep the eighth day for joy, on which also Jesus arose from the dead and when he appeared ascended into heaven. (15:8f, The Epistle of Barnabas, 100 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers , vol. 1, pg. 147)
#4. 110 AD Pliny:
They were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light, when they sang in alternate verses a hymn to Christ, as to a god, and bound themselves by a solemn oath not to (do) any wicked deeds, never to commit any fraud, theft, or adultery, never to falsify their word, nor deny a trust when they should be called upon to deliver it up; after which it was their custom to separate, and then reassemble to partake of good food—but food of an ordinary and innocent kind. (About three years after the death of Ignatius in 250, an important official communication was sent from one Pliny to Trajan the Roman emperor. Pliny, the Roman governor of Bithynia, wrote of the Christians who had been congregating there probably from at least A.D. 62 onwards. In this remarkable it is explicitly stated that these early Christians observed the substance of most of the Ten Commandments, and it is implied that they observed all ten as far as they were able to do so. As far as they were able, for as most of the early Christians were of slave stock or from other lower classes'-, and those who had heathen masters or employers—the vast majority—would be forced to work on THEIR day of rest, which was unfortunately an official working day throughout the empires' until Constantine's "Sabbath" Edict in 321 A.D. gave them some measure of public protection. Hence one reads that after meeting "on a certain FIXED day before it was light", the first century Bithynian Christians had "to separate"—many of them having to labour for their masters and/or employers from dawn to dusk—"and then reassemble to partake of . . . food". The "certain fixed day" [stato die"'] on which the Christians met, is regarded by Seventh-day Adventists as Saturday'-. Certainly the expression would seem to indicate a regular day of meeting, probably each week. But Sunday is FAR more likely to have been the "certain fixed day" than Saturday. For if Pliny had been referring to the old Saturday Sabbath, as a Roman he would doubtless have referred to the "later" meeting first and only then to the morning meeting on the day after the "certain fixed day", seeing that the old Saturday Sabbath was demarcated from the evening of one day to the evening of the following day. But Pliny makes no such reference. Instead, he mentions that the pre-dawn meeting took place first—and only after wards the later meeting; and that both meetings took place on the SAME "certain fixed day". This rather points to the Roman (and—more importantly!—New Testament) midnight to midnight demarcation of modern Sunday-keepers than to the evening to evening demarcation of the Jews and the Seventh-day Adventists. (The Covenantial Sabbath, Francis Nigel Lee, Pg 242)
Also I myself will further add to the comment of the writer above that mere common sense plainly teaches us that Pliny was clearly speaking of SUNDAY, because the LAW that Constantine passed was not to mandate work on SUNDAY so that these Christians could worship God on SUNDAY. So the CLAIM by the Seventh Day Advent church that the fixed day of worship for Christians was a Saturday is FALSE. Other wise Constantine would have made it a law the employers allowed Christians off for work on a Saturday rather than on a Sunday.
This PROVES beyond any shadow of a doubt that the Christians were ALREADY worshiping God on SUNDAY the FIRST DAY of the week from the very beginning of the church on the day of Pentecost. The truth of the matter is that Constantine only made it easier for Christians to worship God on Sunday without being persecuted by their employers or owners by passing the EDICT making it a LAW to force heathen employers to let their employees have at least some time off from work so that they could worship God on SUNDAY.
Every Sabbath keeper will AGREE that Constantine's "SABBATH" is referring to SUNDAY as the day of the week and NOT as Saturday being the REST for Christians. Again all the Constantine did was to pass a law making it EASIER fro Christian to worship on the DAY that they had ALREADY been worshiping on since the very beginning at the DAY of PENTECOST, which is on SUNDAY the FIRST day of the week that Christian called the LORD'S day the day our Lord rose from the grave.
Open your EYES dear child of God and read what these early church writings are teaching us about the EARLIEST believers as to which day the early church worshiped God. SUNDAY has ALWAYS been the Sabbath or the day of REST of the early church and the church throughout it's entire history.
#5. 150 AD EPISTLE OF THE APOSTLES:
- I [Christ] have come into being on the eighth day which is the day of the Lord. (18)
#6. 150 AD JUSTIN:
"He then speaks of those Gentiles, namely us, who in every place offer sacrifices to Him, i.e., the bread of the Eucharist, and also the cup of the Eucharist, affirming both that we glorify His name, and that you profane [it]. The command of circumcision, again, bidding [them] always circumcise the children on the eighth day, was a type of the true circumcision, by which we are circumcised from deceit and iniquity through Him who rose from the dead on the first day AFTER the Sabbath, [namely through] our Lord Jesus Christ. For the first day after the Sabbath, remaining the first of all the days, is called, however, the eighth, according to the number of all the days of the cycle, and [yet] remains the first.". (Justin, Dialogue 41:4)
#7. 150 AD JUSTIN:
...those who have persecuted and do persecute Christ, if they do not repent, shall not inherit anything on the holy mountain. But the Gentiles, who have believed on Him, and have repented of the sins which they have committed, they shall receive the inheritance along with the patriarchs and the prophets, and the just men who are descended from Jacob, even although theyneither keep the Sabbath, nor are circumcised, nor observe the feasts. Assuredly they shall receive the holy inheritance of God. (Dialogue With Trypho the Jew, 150-165 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers , vol. 1, page 207)
#8. 150 AD JUSTIN:
But if we do not admit this, we shall be liable to fall into foolish opinion, as if it were not the same God who existed in the times of Enoch and all the rest, who neither were circumcised after the flesh, nor observed Sabbaths, nor any other rites, seeing that Moses enjoined such observances... For if there was no need of circumcision before Abraham, or of the observance of Sabbaths, of feasts and sacrifices, before Moses; no more need is there of them now, after that, according to the will of God, Jesus Christ the Son of God has been born without sin, of a virgin sprung from the stock of Abraham. (Dialogue With Trypho the Jew, 150-165 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers , vol. 1, page 206)
#9. 150 AD JUSTIN:
Moreover, all those righteous men already mentioned [after mentioning Adam. Abel, Enoch, Lot, Noah, Melchizedek, and Abraham], though they kept no Sabbaths, were pleasing to God; and after them Abraham with all his descendants until Moses... And you [fleshly Jews] were commanded to keep Sabbaths, that you might retain the memorial of God. For His word makes this announcement, saying, "That you may know that I am God who redeemed you." (Dialogue With Trypho the Jew, 150-165 AD, Ante-Nicene Fathers , vol. 1, page 204)
#10. 150 AD JUSTIN:
There is no other thing for which you blame us, my friends, is there than this? That we do not live according to the Law, nor, are we circumcised in the flesh as your forefathers, nor do we observe the Sabbath as you do. (Dialogue with Trypho 10:1. In verse 3 the Jew Trypho acknowledges that Christians 'do not keep the Sabbath.')
#11. 155 AD Justin Martyr:
"[W]e too would observe the fleshly circumcision, and the Sabbaths, and in short all the feasts, if we did not know for what REASON they were enjoined [on] you--namely, on account of your transgressions and the hardness of your heart. . . . [H]ow is it, Trypho, that we would not observethose rites which do not harm us--I speak of fleshly circumcision AND Sabbaths AND feasts? . . . God enjoined you [Jews] to keep the Sabbath,and impose on you other precepts for a sign, as I have already said, on account of your unrighteousness and that of your fathers" (Dialogue with Trypho the Jew 18, 21).
#12. 180 AD ACTS OF PETER:
- Paul had often contended with the Jewish teachers and had confuted them, saying 'it is Christ on whom your fathers laid hands. He abolished their Sabbath and fasts and festivals and circumcision.' (1: I)-2
#13. 180 AD GOSPEL OF PETER:
Early in the morning when (the Sabbath dawned, a multitude from Jerusalem and the surrounding country came to see the scaled sepulchre. In the night in which the Lord's day dawned, while the soldiers in pairs for each watch were keeping guard, a great voice came from heaven. [There follows an account of the resurrection. Early in the morning of the Lord's day Mary Magdalene, a disciple of the Lord .... came to the sepulchre. (9:34f.; 12:50f.)
#14. 190 AD CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA:
(in commenting on each of the Ten Commandments and their Christian meaning:) The seventh day is proclaimed a day of rest, PREPARING by abstention from evil FOR the Primal day, our TRUE rest. (Ibid. VII. xvi. 138.1)
I will add that the meaning of the word "Primal" means an "ARCHETYPAL", which means an original TYPE pointing to the TRUE. So this early church writer is saying what Paul teaches us in scripture that the things in the OLD Testament are TYPES and SHADOWS or the TRUE which was to come. Jesus became our SABBATH, and we have entered into our REST being in Jesus Christ. The SABBATH was an ARCHETYPAL pointing toward our TRUE REST which was to come being FULFILLED in the ATONEMENT of Jesus.
#15. 190 AD CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA:
He does the commandment according to the Gospel and keeps the Lord's day, whenever he puts away an evil mind . . . glorifying the Lord's resurrection in himself. (Ibid. Vii.xii.76.4)
#16. 190 AD CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA:
Plato prophetically speaks of the Lord's day in the tenth book of the Republic, in these words: 'And when seven days have passed to each of them in the meadow, on the eighth they must go on." (Miscellanies V.xiv.106.2)
#17. 200 AD BARDESANES:
Wherever we are, we are all called after the one name of Christ Christians. On one day, the first of the week, we assemble ourselves together (On Fate)
#18. 200 AD TERTULLIAN:
"We solemnize the day AFTER Saturday in contradistinction to those who call this day their Sabbath" (Tertullian's Apology, Ch 16)
In other words, Tertullian is saying that we Christians DISTINGUISH us from the JEWS who hold Saturday as THEIR Sabbath by solemnizing or reverencing the day AFTER Saturday as our day of worship and rest.
#19. 200 AD TERTULLIAN:
It follows, accordingly, that, in so far as the abolition of carnal circumcision and of the old law is demonstrated as having been consummated at its specific times, so ALSO the observance of the Sabbath is demonstrated to have been temporary. (An Answer to the Jews 4:1, Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. 3, page 155)
#20. 200 AD TERTULLIAN:
Let him who contends that the Sabbath is still to be observed a balm of salvation, and circumcision on the eighth day because of threat of death, teach us that in earliest times righteous men kept Sabbath or practiced circumcision, and so were made friends of God. .. ...Therefore, since God originated Adam uncircumcised, and inobservant of the Sabbath, consequently his offspring also, Abel, offering Him sacrifices, uncircumcised and inobservant of the Sabbath, was by Him commended... Noah also, uncircumcised - yes, and inobservant of the Sabbath - God freed from the deluge. For Enoch, too, most righteous man, uncircumcised and inobservant of the Sabbath, He translated from this world... Melchizedek also, "the priest of most high God," uncircumcised and inobservant of the Sabbath, was chosen to the priesthood of God. (An Answer to the Jews 2:10; 4:1, Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. 3, page 153)
#21. 200 AD TERTULLIAN:
Others . . . suppose that the sun is the god of the Christians, because it is well-known that we regard Sunday as a day of joy. (To the Nations 1: 133)
Keep in mind that this was well BEFORE Constantine SUPPOSEDLY CHANGED the day of rest and worship to SUNday as the Seventh Day Adventist church CLAIMS. But it TRUTH Christians had ALREADY been worshiping God on SUNDAY, the FIRST day of the week that they also called the LORD'S day, the day that our Lord and savior Jesus rose from the dead.
So as early as Tertullian in 200 AD there were groups of JEWS and Christian JEWS who ASSUMED or who SUPPOSED, or who FALSELY ACCUSED Christians for worshiping God on SUNDAY that they were worshiping a sun god and not the true God.
#22. 200 AD TERTULLIAN:
To us Sabbaths are foreign. (On Idolatry, 14:6)4
#23. 220 AD ORIGEN:
"On Sunday none of the actions of the world should be done. If then, you abstain from all the works of this world and keep yourselves free for spiritual things, go to church, listen to the readings and divine homilies, meditate on heavenly things. (Homil. 23 in Numeros 4, PG 12:749)
#24. 220 AD Origen:
"Hence it is not possible that the [day of] rest after the Sabbath should have come into existence from the seventh [day] of our God. On the contrary, it is our Savior who, after the pattern of his own rest, caused us to be made in the likeness of his death, and hence also of his resurrection" (Commentary on John 2:28).
#25. 225 AD The Didascalia:
"The apostles further appointed: On the first day of the week let there be service, and the reading of the Holy Scriptures, and the oblation, because on the first day of the week our Lord rose from the place of the dead, and on the first day of the week he arose upon the world, and on the first day of the week he ascended up to heaven, and on the first day of the week he will appear at last with the angels of heaven" (Didascalia 2).
And I add further that the church BEGAN on the day of Pentecost on a SUNDAY, the FIRST day of the week. The early church evidence and the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible make it quite clear that the early church worshiped God on SUNDAY the FIRST day of the week, called the LORD'S day and that they did NOT KEEP the Sabbath day as the JEWS.
#26. 250 AD CYPRIAN:
The eight day, that is, the first day after the Sabbath, and the Lord's Day." (Epistle 58, Sec 4)
#27. 250 AD IGNATIUS:
"If, therefore, those who were brought up in the ancient order of things have come to the possession of a new hope, no longer observing the Sabbath, but living in the observance of the Lord's Day, on which also our life has sprung up again by Him and by His death-whom some deny, by which mystery we have obtained faith, and therefore endure, that we may be found the disciples of Jesus Christ, our only Master-how shall we be able to live apart from Him, whose disciples the prophets themselves in the Spirit did wait for Him as their Teacher? And therefore He whom they rightly waited for, being come, raised them from the dead. If, then, those who were conversant with the ancient Scriptures came to newness of hope, expecting the coming of Christ, as the Lord teaches us when He says, "If ye had believed Moses, ye would have believed Me, for he wrote of Me; " and again, "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it, and was glad; for before Abraham was, I am; " how shall we be able to live without Him? The prophets were His servants, and foresaw Him by the Spirit, and waited for Him as their Teacher, and expected Him as their Lord and Saviour, saying, "He will come and save us." Let us therefore NO longer keep the Sabbath after the Jewish manner, and rejoice in days of idleness; for "he that does not work, let him not eat." For say the [holy] oracles, "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat thy bread." But let every one of you keep the Sabbath after a spiritual manner, rejoicing in meditation on the law, NOT in relaxation of the body, admiring the workmanship of God, and not eating things prepared the day before, nor using lukewarm drinks, and walking within a prescribed space, nor finding delight in dancing and plaudits which have no sense in them. And after the observance of the Sabbath, let every friend of Christ keep the Lord's Day as a festival, the resurrection-day, the queen and chief of all the days [of the week].Looking forward to this, the prophet declared, "To the end, for the eighth day," on which our life both sprang up again, and the victory over death was obtained in Christ, whom the children of perdition, the enemies of the Saviour, deny, "whose god is their belly, who mind earthly things," who are "lovers of pleasure, and not lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof." These make merchandise of Christ, corrupting His word, and giving up Jesus to sale: they are corrupters of women, and covetous of other men's possessions, swallowing up wealth insatiably; from whom may ye be delivered by the mercy of God through our Lord Jesus Christ! (Epistle of Ignatius to the Magnesians, Chapter IX)
#28. 250 AD IGNATIUS:
"On the day of the preparation, then, at the third hour, He received the sentence from Pilate, the Father permitting that to happen; at the sixth hour He was crucified; at the ninth hour He gave up the ghost; and before sunset He was buried. During the Sabbath He continued under the earth in the tomb in which Joseph of Arimathaea had laid Him. At the dawning of the Lord's day He arose from the dead, according to what was spoken by Himself, "As Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly, so shall the Son of man also be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. "The day of the preparation, then, comprises the passion; the Sabbath embraces the burial; the Lord's Day contains the resurrection." (The Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians, chapter 9)
#29. 250 AD IGNATIUS:
If any one fasts on the Lord's Day or on the Sabbath, except on the paschal Sabbath only, he is a murderer of Christ. (The Epistle of Ignatius to the Philippians, chapter 8)
#30. 250 AD IGNATIUS:
"This [custom], of not bending the knee upon Sunday, is a symbol of the resurrection, through which we have been set free, by the grace of Christ, from sins, and from death, which has been put to death under Him. Now this custom took its rise from apostolic times, as the blessed Irenaeus, the martyr and bishop of Lyons, declares in his treatise On Easter, in which he makes mention of Pentecost also; upon which [feast] we do not bend the knee, because it is of equal significance with the Lord's day, for the reason already alleged concerning it." (Ignatius, Fragments)
#31. 300 AD Victorinus:
"The sixth day [Friday] is called parasceve, that is to say, the preparation of the kingdom. . . . On this day also, on account of the passion of the Lord Jesus Christ, we make either a station to God or a fast. On the seventh day he rested from all his works, and blessed it, and sanctified it. On the former day we are accustomed to fast rigorously, that on the Lord's day we may go forth to our bread with giving of thanks. And let the parasceve become a rigorous fast, lest we should APPEAR to observe ANY Sabbath with the Jews . . . which Sabbath he [Christ] in his body ABOLISHED" (The Creation of the World).
#32. 300 AD EUSEBIUS:
"They did not, therefore, regard circumcision, NOR observe the Sabbath NEITHER do we; ... because such things as these do NOT belong to Christians" (Ecc. Hist., Book 1, Ch. 4)
#33. 300 AD EUSEBIUS:
[The Ebionites] were accustomed to observe the Sabbath and other Jewish customs but on the Lord's days to celebrate the same practices as we in remembrance of the resurrection of the Savior. (Church History Ill.xxvii.5)
I will also add that the Ebionites were Christians who were seduced by the Jews to keep the Jewish customs. In other words, the Ebionites were Judanized Christians. The Ebionites also taught the need to be circumcised in the flesh in order to be saved. Some today would not even consider Ebionites as being true Christians since they went back to trusting the law of Moses to be saved.
#34. 300 AD Eusebius of Caesarea:
"They [the pre- Mosaic saints of the Old Testament] did not care about circumcision of the body, neither do we [Christians]. They did not care about observing Sabbaths, nor do we. They did not avoid certain kinds of food, neither did they regard the other distinctions which Moses first delivered to their posterity to be observed as symbols; nor do Christians of the present day do such things" (Church History 1:4:8).
#35. 300 AD Eusebius of Caesarea:
"The day of his [Christ's] light . . . was the day of his resurrection from the dead, which they say, as being the one and only truly holy day and the Lord's day, is better than any number of days as we ordinarily understand them, and better than the days set apart by the Mosaic Law for feasts, new moons, and Sabbaths, which the Apostle [Paul] teaches are the shadow of days and not days in reality" (Proof of the Gospel 4:16:186).
#36. 345 AD Athanasius:
"The Sabbath was the end of the first creation, the Lord's day was the beginning of the second, in which he renewed and restored the old in the same way as he prescribed that they should formerly observe the Sabbath as a memorial of the end of the first things, so we honor the Lord's day as being the memorial of the new creation" (On Sabbath and Circumcision 3).
#37. 350 AD APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTIONS:
Be not careless of yourselves, neither deprive your Saviour of His own members, neither divide His body nor disperse His members, neither prefer the occasions of this life to the word of God; but assemble yourselves together every day, morning and evening, singing psalms and praying in the Lord's house: in the morning saying the sixty-second Psalm, and in the evening the hundred and fortieth, but principally on the Sabbath-day. And on the day of our Lord's resurrection, which is the Lord's day, meet more diligently, sending praise to God that made the universe by Jesus, and sent Him to us, and condescended to let Him suffer, and raised Him from the dead. Otherwise what apology will he make to God who does not assemble on that day to hear the saving word concerning the resurrection, on which we pray thrice standing in memory of Him who arose in three days, in which is performed the reading of the prophets, the preaching of the Gospel, the oblation of the sacrifice, the gift of the holy food? (Constitutions of the Holy Apostles, book 2)
#38. 350 AD APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTIONS:
"How We Ought to Assemble Together, and to Celebrate the Festival Day of Our Saviour's Resurrection. On the day of the resurrection of the Lord, that is, the Lord's day, assemble yourselves together, without fail, giving thanks to God, and praising Him for those mercies God has bestowed upon you through Christ, and has delivered you from ignorance, error, and bondage, that your sacrifice may be unspotted, and acceptable to God,..." (Constitutions of the Holy Apostles, book 7)
#39. 350 AD Cyril of Jerusalem:
"Fall NOT AWAY either into the sect of the Samaritans or into Judaism, for Jesus Christ has henceforth ransomed you. Stand aloof from ALL observance of Sabbaths and from calling any indifferent meats common or unclean" (Catechetical Lectures 4:37).
#40. 360 AD Council of Laodicea:
"Christians should NOT Judaize and should NOT be idle on the Sabbath, but should work on that day; they should, however, particularly reverence the Lord's day and, if possible, not work on it, because they were Christians" (canon 29).
#41. 387 AD John Chrysostom:
"You have put on Christ, you have become a member of the Lord and been enrolled in the heavenly city, and you still grovel in the Law [of Moses]? How is it possible for you to obtain the kingdom? Listen to Paul's words, that the observance of the Law overthrows the gospel, and learn, if you will, how this comes to pass, and tremble, and shun this pitfall. Why do you keep the Sabbath and fast with the Jews?" (Homilies on Galatians 2:17).
#42. 412 AD Augustine:
"Well, now, I should like to be told what there is in these Ten Commandments, except the observance of the Sabbath, which ought NOT to be kept by a Christian . . . Which of these commandments would anyone say that the Christian ought not to keep? It is possible to contend that it is not the Law which was written on those two tables that the apostle [Paul] describes as 'the letter that kills' [2 Cor. 3:6], but the law of circumcision and the other sacred rites which are now abolished" (The Spirit and the Letter 24).
#43. 597 AD Gregory I:
"But after that the grace of almighty God, our Lord Jesus Christ, has appeared, the commandments of the Law which were spoken figuratively cannot be kept according to the letter. For if anyone says that this about the Sabbath is to be kept, he must needs say that carnal sacrifices are to be offered. He must say too that the commandment about the circumcision of the body is still to be retained. But let him hear the apostle Paul saying in opposition to him: 'If you be circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing' (Gal. 5:2)" (Letters 13:1).