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Joseph F. Dumond

Joe Started Sightedmoon in 2005 to assist him in spreading his understanding of the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years according to Torah.
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News Letter 5855-042
The 3rd Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 24th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 1st day of the 11th month 5855 years after the creation of Adam
The 11th Month in the Third year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Third Year Tithe for the Widows and Orphans and Levites
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence

December 27, 2019

Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,

The 11th New Moon

We normally send out our News Letter Friday morning EST so that those on the other side of the world can have it before or just as Sabbath begins for them there.

Today in Israel they are looking for the New Crescent moon to begin the 11th month. I want to encourage and remind you all to go out and look for it tonight once again and see who can be first to see it and then leave a comment below as to what time and where you saw it. Do it was a family and learn why No Man Can Know the Day or the Hour. The start of the 7th month when the Son of Man is to return on this very same day.

It Was a Riddle Not a Command

As many of you know our web site in FaceBook was taken down by the censor police a couple of months ago now. We continued to try and get our message out using my personal page. Over the holidays I began to advertise on my page about our latest e-book “It was a Riddle Not a Command“. But many have said they cannot see it.

Some are telling me I have a shadowban over my site. That is where I can see the things I post but not the 5000 that follow me there. Only a few.

I have refused to give a nickel to FaceBook since they removed us. We had spent thousands there advertising our books and in the Philippines with great success.

Pauline spent a great deal of time developing these ads as well as the cover and back cover. She has done an excellent job. But we are being frustrated at every tune to get our message out.

This fall as you know we placed an ad campaign with the NRB for all the months leading up to their big convention this February. Although we have not noticed many reactions to our ads, we are hoping to see more results as we get closer to the actual event. Please do keep it in your prayers.

I did want to let you know what seems to be an ongoing problem with Facebook and to update you on our current ad campaign. Feel free to copy any of these pictures and tell those in your social platform to order the books and read them. You can send them to this link to learn more https://sightedmoon.com/promotion-it-was-a-riddle-not-a-command/?fbclid=IwAR1WpCckQVkK-V9GnEAD4uzOxcDT7NISNA419WxYoXY-vVYrPOGo7XUbY_8

While we were trying to do this a few people wrote to ask if I had a paper back copy yet. I do not. So I began to do this and to pubish it on Amazon. I wanted to announce here that is was now available. It is not yet ready. But soon after I figure out some of the problems I am having.

And you may be interested to also know that we have begun working the second edition of Scripture Lessons for the Kingdom. Scripture Lesson for the Kingdom is exactly that. We have taken many of the lessons from the website and condensed them down into one to two-page lessons. While these do not cover everything, they will cover the basics and give you a good starting place for your journey into the Word of YHVH. We hope you enjoy this book and look forward to hearing back from you and your stories about this journey. This second edition will be more lessons from the research found in our News Letters but with much less information. Letting the reader do their own searching.

During this time off I have I have also been able to research and find the connection that my Grandfather was looking for ever since his grandfather told him way back in 1930. My Grandfather wrote down that scanty information in the 1960s before he died. It was given to me in the 1970s and I have now only been able to this week, find our connection to our past that matched exactly what my Great Great Grandfather said verbatim.

My research has been a result of our article St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre that we wrote a few weeks ago. I was looking for more information on why my ancestors moved from place to place en masse. I was thinking how I could publsih this information for all my relatives. My problem remains the same. a complete lack of time. But if I retire now I would have more time to publish much much more.

And this then brings me to why I am writing the above.

Pauline has been ill this fall and is not able to help as much as she wants to and is frustrated at being held back. Jan has been battling Lyme disease and is on a constant roller coaster because of it. James has all but quit since returning from Africa. He is in an extreme level of depression. And I have written to you about the condition of my wife after her fall breaking her upper arm in two places and how it is taking a great deal more of my time.

Brethren I need your prayers. I need your prayers for James and Pauline and Jan as well as for my self. I need your prayers for Telesphore and Aike and both their teams that work with them and support them in all that they do. There are others who also help us in various ways and I ask that you too pray for them.

I have kept silent about our struggles for way too long hoping they would turn around. I need your help for our team to be whole so that we can finish this work strong.

I look at the countdown clock on the web site and I see we are about to role over to just 4 months and counting. 4 MONTHS!

Please do pray for us.

We are working on other interviews and other projects as well. We began a video campaign this fall but it was put on hold while Joshua Schallenberger, who did all our videos from the 2013 Sukkot teaching that many of you have watched, worked on the newly released video The Christmas Question. This was produced by 119 Ministries and the makers of The Way documentary, Luke and Kayte. I do not know their last names. But I have also reached out to them to see if they might consider doing a video on the Jubilee Cycles.

Again we need your prayers. Our team needs your prayers, this work needs your prayers. Thank you for taking the time to do this for us.

I have a Question

I got a question for you.

In 70 AD or lets say 65 AD before the Temple was destroyed, Judah kept the Sabbath. They kept the Holy Days at the right time according to the crescent moon to begin the month and the barley to begin the year. And I have shown you that they also kept the Sabbatical years and had done so as we can show for at least 100 years before 70 AD.

Here is my question. These are all the very same things we have come to now learn and have restored them in our lives today now that we are being called at the end of this age. This is you and me. We are doing all of these things. So why did Yehovah destroy Judah at that time? And then run them out of the land over the next hundred years? And why did He allow the Temple to be destroyed. WHY?

I searched Josephus to find the following answer.

 

Why the Almighty Caused Jerusalem and His Temple to be Destroyed

The burning of Jerusalem and its Temple in 70 CE/AD created a profound dilemma for faithful Jews of the time. Hadn’t religious observance throughout the land reached new heights in the years preceding the war? Wasn’t the revolt against Rome directly the result of zealous people vowing to have “no master except the Lord?” (Ant. 18.1.6  23). Then why did the Lord allow the Romans to crush the revolt and destroy his Temple?

    Josephus offered a variety of solutions to this problem. His overall goal was to defend the Jews against the accusation that their Lord had deserted them. A further goal, which he only hinted at, was to pave the way for approval by the Roman authorities, at some future time, for the rebuilding of the Temple.

 

Death of the High Priest

War 4.5.2 318

    I should not be wrong in saying that the capture of the city began with the death of Ananus; and that the overthrow of the walls and the downfall of the Jewish state dated from the day on which the Jews beheld their high priest, the captain of their salvation, butchered in the heart of Jerusalem.
A man on every ground revered and of the highest integrity, Ananus, with all the distinction of his birth, his rank and the honours to which he had attained, had delighted to treat the very humblest as his equals. Unique in his love of liberty and an enthusiast for democracy, he on all occasions put the public welfare above his private interests. To maintain peace was his supreme object.

Comment.
    The revolt in part derived from class warfare. The High Priests had authority over the Temple worship and often acted as representatives of the Jews in dealing with the Roman occupation government. They had an interest in maintaining peace, some of them sincerely for the good of the nation, others no doubt to protect their own wealth and power.
    As a result, many revolutionaries, especially the most extreme group, the Zealots,
considered their priests as the enemy. Although some of the younger and poorer priests joined the revolution, others opposed it and, as a result, were assassinated.
    In the passage quoted above, Josephus explicitly connects Ananus’ murder by the Zealots to the destruction of Jerusalem. This is one of his major themes, which we might call “The Pollution of the City.” No religious motivation, Josephus is saying, can justify the atrocities that the Zealots committed. Not everything can be done for the Divine Name. The Lord destroyed the Holy City because the people had violated the basic principles of His Law and made the Temple unfit for worship.

The Pollution of the City

War 4.5.2 323

I cannot but think that it was because God had doomed this city to destruction, as a polluted city, and was resolved to purge his sanctuary by fire, that he cut off those who clung to them with such tender affection.

Comment
    This explicitly states Josephus’ opinion that the city was destroyed because of its transgressions during the war.

Pollution of the Temple with Blood

Assassins in the Temple

Antiquities 20.8.5 164-166            Certain of these robbers went up to the city, as if they were going to worship God, while they had daggers under their garments; and, by thus mingling themselves among the multitude, they slew Jonathan [the high priest]; and as this murder was never avenged, the robbers went up with the greatest security at the festivals after this time; and having weapons concealed in like manner as before, and mingling themselves among the multitude, they slew certain of their own enemies, and were subservient to other men for money; and slew others not only in remote parts of the city, but in the Temple itself also; for they had the boldness to murder men there, without thinking of the impiety of which they were guilty.
And this seems to me to have been the reason why God, out of his hatred to these men’s wickedness, rejected our city; and as for the Temple, he no longer esteemed it sufficiently pure for him to inhabit therein, but brought the Romans upon us, and threw a fire upon the city to purge it; and brought upon us, our wives, and children, slavery – as desirous to make us wiser by our calamities.

Comment
Josephus here seems to make a distinction between two concepts. First, the wickedness of these assassins, some ten years before the war, caused the divine rejection of Jerusalem; but furthermore, the Temple was no longer “pure” enough for the Lord to inhabit. In Jewish Law, ritual uncleanness caused by contact with blood can be removed by purification with fire. So beyond simply abandoning Jerusalem and its people, the area is purified so that it can again become fit for heavenly contact. The people are not rejected, but only made wiser by these calamities.
    This may indicate why all the people were punished, and not just the murderers. Ritual impurity needed to be dealt with, regardless of its source. And the people as a whole did not work hard enough to keep the criminals from defiling the Temple – Josephus states the murder of Jonathan “was never avenged,” thus emboldening them –  everyone had a share in the impurity.

The Slaughter of the Guards
War 4.5.1 305-313

The Idumaeans ascended through the city to the Temple. The Zealots were also in great expectation of their coming, and earnestly waited for them. When therefore these were entering, they also came boldly out of the inner Temple, and mixing themselves with the Idumaeans, they attacked the guards; and those that were upon the watch, but were fallen asleep, they killed as they were asleep; but as those that were now awakened made a cry, the whole multitude arose, and in the amazement they were in, caught hold of their arms immediately, and betook themselves to their own defence. So long as they thought they were only the Zealots that attacked them, they went on boldly, as hoping to overpower them by their number; but when they saw others pressing in upon them also, they perceived the Idumaeans were got in; and the greater part of them laid aside their arms, together with their courage, and betook themselves to lamentations. But some  few of the younger guards covered themselves with their armor and valiantly received the Idumaeans, and for a while protected the weaker people. Others, indeed, gave a signal to those that were in the city of the calamities they were in; but when these were also made sensible that the Idumaeans were come in, none of them durst come to their assistance; only they returned the terrible echo of wailing, and lamenting their misfortunes. A great howling of the women was excited also, every one having a relative in the guards who was in danger of being killed.
The Zealots also joined the the shouts raised by the Idumaeans; and the storm itself rendered the cry more terrible; nor did the Idumaeans spare anybody…and acted in the same manner as to those that supplicated for their lives, as to those that fought them, insomuch that they ran those through with their swords who desired them to remember the kinship there was between them and begged of them to have regard to their common Temple. There was no place for flight nor any hope for preservation; they were driven one upon another in heaps, so were they slain. Thus the greater part were driven together by force, as there was now no place of retreat, and the murderers were upon them, and having no other way, they threw themselves down headlong into the city, undergoing a more miserable destruction, in my opinion, than that which they avoided, because it was voluntary. And now the outer Temple was all of it overflowed with blood; and that day, as it dawned, saw eight thousand five hundred dead there.

Comment
    This massacre of their countrymen on the part of the revolutionary extremists and their allies occurred within the court of the Temple itself. These and other murders, such as that of Jonathan, are associated by Josephus with the irrevocable pollution of the Temple. In Jewish Law, human blood and corpses cause ritual uncleanness; add to this that the blood was shed in the atrocity of mass murder, and the implication  is that the Temple could never be cleansed.
    The Idumaeans were descendants of the Biblical Edomites and had been forcibly converted to Judaism by the Hasmonean kings. The revolutionary party, the Zealots, manipulated them to increase their forces during the revolt.

The Murder of Zacharias

War 4.5.4 335-344

And now these Zealots and Idumaeans were quite weary of simple massacre, so they had the audacity to set up mock trials and courts of justice for that purpose. They intended to have Zacharias, the son of Baris, one of the most eminent of the citizens, slain. What provoked them against him was that hatred of wickedness and love of liberty which were so eminent in him; he was also a rich man, so that by taking him off, they did not only hope to seize his effects, but also to get rid of a man that had great power to destroy them.
So they called together, by a public proclamation, seventy of the principal men of the populace, for a show trial, as if they were real judges, although they had no proper authority. In front of  these citizens Zacharias was accused of a design to betray their city to the Romans and to have traitorously sent to Vespasian for that purpose. Now there appeared no proof or sign of what he was accused; but they affirmed themselves that they were well persuaded that so it was, and desired that such their affirmation might be taken for sufficient evidence.
Now when Zacharias clearly saw that there was no way remaining for his escape from them, as having been treacherously called before them and imprisoned, but with no intention of a legal trial, he took great liberty of speech in that despair of life he was under. Accordingly he stood up, and laughed at their pretended accusation, and in a few words confuted the crimes laid to his charge; after which he turned his speech to his accusers, and went over distinctly all their transgressions of the Law, and made heavy lamentations upon the confusion they had brought public affairs into.
In the meantime the Zealots grew tumultuous, and could scarce refrain from drawing their swords, although they designed to preserve the appearance and show of judicature to the end. They were also desirous, on other accounts, to try the judges, whether they would be mindful of what was just at their own peril.
Now the seventy judges brought in their verdict, that the person accused was not guilty — choosing rather to die themselves with him, than to have his death laid at their doors.
Hereupon there arose a great clamor by the Zealots upon his acquittal, and they were all indignant at the judges for not having understood that the authority that was given them was but in jest. So two of the boldest of them fell upon Zacharias in the middle of the Temple, and slew him. And as he fell down dead they bantered him, and said, “Now you have our verdict also, and a surer release.” They then threw him down out of the Temple into the valley beneath it.

Comment
     The Zealots add the sin of bearing false witness to the crime of murder in the Temple.
    As a side note: This passage has an intriguing parallel with the Book of Matthew: “…upon you [is] all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.” (Matt. 23:35) Can this last victim,  murdered in the Temple, be the same as the “Zecharias son of Baris” referred to above?
    If so, it would be counted either as a prophecy that became fulfilled or a confusion on the part of  Matthew. However, in this case, the resemblance seems to be mere coincidence. As Thackeray points out in his translation (Loeb edition), Matthew can be read as referring to Zecharias son of  Jehoiada, who was stoned to death in the Temple court (2 Chronicles 24:21); Matthew had confused his name with Zechariach son of Berechiah. This is a reasonable explanation; still, the coincidence is quite curious.

 The Lamentation of Josephus

War 5.1.4 19-20The darts that were thrown by the engines [of the seditious factions] came with that force, that they went over all the buildings and the Temple itself, and fell upon the priests and those that were about the sacred offices; insomuch that many persons who came thither with great zeal from the ends of the earth to offer sacrifices at this celebrated place, which was esteemed holy by all mankind, fell down before their own sacrifices themselves, and sprinkled that altar which was venerable among all men, both Greeks and barbarians, with their own blood. The dead bodies of strangers were mingled together with those of their own country, and those of profane persons with those of the priests, and the blood of all sorts of dead carcasses stood in lakes in the holy courts themselves.
Oh most wretched city, what misery so great as this didst thou suffer from the Romans, when they came to purify thee from thy internal pollutions! For thou couldst be no longer a place fit for God, nor couldst thou longer survive, after thou hadst been a sepulchre for the bodies of thine own people, and hast made the Holy House itself a burying-place in this civil war of thine. Yet mayst thou again grow better, if perchance thou wilt hereafter appease the anger of that God who is the author of thy destruction.
But I must restrain myself from these passions by the rules of History, since this is not a proper time for domestic lamentation, but for historical narrations.

Comment
    The revolt fell apart into factions vying for power. The actions of the Jews against the Temple during this civil war, Josephus here asserts, were more terrible than that inflicted by the Romans. Again emphasizing the unclean blood in the Temple, Josephus laments that the later destruction by the Romans was necessary, and that these conquerors were acting as agents of the Lord — almost as priests — in their role as purifiers.
    There is also a hint here, hidden in the form of an emotional outburst, that the Temple should be allowed to be rebuilt. “Mayst thou again grow better,” he asks, pointing toward a return to its former state, and expects this after the Jews “appease” the author of their destruction, indicating that they act peacefully both toward heaven and its agents of destruction, the Romans. But it is too soon after the war, which greatly angered the Roman populace, for Josephus to make an explicit appeal to the Emperor that the Temple be rebuilt.

 The Fulfillment of Ancient Prophecies

War 4.6.3 381-388    But these Zealots came at last to that degree of barbarity as not to bestow a burial either on those slain in the city, or on those that lay along the roads; but as if they had made  an agreement to cancel both the laws of their country and the laws of nature, an, at the same time that they defiled men with their wicked action, they would pollute the Divinity itself also, they left the dead bodies to putrify under the sun.

…These men, therefore, trampled upon all the laws of man, and laughed at the Laws of God; and for the oracles of the prophets, they ridiculed them as the tricks of jugglers. Yet did these prophets foretell many things concerning virtue and vice, by the transgression of which these Zealots occasioned the fulfilling of those very prophecies belonging to their country.
For there was a certain ancient oracle of those men, that the city should then be taken and the sanctuary burnt, by right of war, when a sedition should invade the Jews and their own hands should pollute the Temple of God. Now, while these Zealots did not disbelieve these predictions, they made themselves the instruments of their accomplishment.

Comment
    This passage segues into a different explanation of the destruction: that it had been prophesied in advance. The theme of prophecy is quite important to Josephus — indeed, he owed his life to one — and throughout his work he stresses that the observable fulfillment of  prophecy is proof of the truth of the Jewish Bible.
    Yet the idea that Jerusalem was destroyed as the fulfillment of a prophecy is not manifestly the same as stating it was destroyed because of the sins of the people. In the above passage, Josephus tries to link the two concepts. The prophecy is not that the Temple is destined to be destroyed, but that it would be destroyed due to a war started by the Jews that would pollute the Temple. This is an interesting sliding between two concepts. If it was ordained in advance that the Jews would pollute the Temple, how can they be held accountable? Did the Lord cause the destruction to fulfill a pre-ordained plan or instead  to punish contemporary sins?
    Josephus either wants it both ways, or else oscillates between them as events dictate. In a similar fashion, he notes elsewhere that the Pharisees, with whom he aligned himself, believed in free will but also that some things, although not all, were decreed by fate (War 2.8.14).  The two concepts of the destruction pose the old question, are humans predestined or do they have free will?
    Incidentally, the “certain ancient oracle” cited by Josephus in this passage is unknown to present scholars.

 

 The Temple is Set on Fire

Introductory Comment
    Here is Josephus’ description of the moment when the first flame is put to the Temple. The agent of destruction is an anonymous Roman soldier, acting impulsively against the orders of the commander, Titus — but obeying the orders, Josephus implies, of the highest authority.

War 6.4.5249-253    So Titus retired into the tower of Antonia, and resolved to storm the Temple the next day, early in the morning, with his whole army, and to encamp round about the Holy House; but, as for that House, God had for certain long ago doomed it to the fire; and now that fatal day was come, according to the revolution of the ages: it was the tenth day of the month Lous, [Av,] upon which it was formerly burnt by the king of Babylon; although these flames took their rise from the Jews themselves, and were occasioned by them; for upon Titus’s retiring, the seditious lay still for a little while, and then attacked the Romans again, when those that guarded the Holy House fought with those that quenched the fire that was burning in the inner court of the Temple; but these Romans put the Jews to flight, and proceeded as far as the Holy House itself.
At which time one of the soldiers, without staying for any orders, and without any concern or dread upon him at so great an undertaking, and being hurried on by a certain divine fury, snatched somewhat out of the materials that were on fire, and being lifted up by another soldier, he set fire to a golden window, through which there was a passage to the rooms that were round about the Holy House, on the north side of it. As the flames went upward the Jews made a great clamour, such as so mighty an affliction required, and ran together to prevent it; and now they spared not their lives any longer, nor suffered anything to restrain their force, since that Holy House was perishing, for whose sake it was that they kept such a guard upon it.

Comment
    We have here all three possible explanations for the Temple destruction: that it was a chance act of war, that it was a Divine response to the murderous actions of the seditious party, or that it was fated according to some vast and mysterious plan.
    The aspect of fate is stated by Josephus in saying that “God for certain long ago doomed it to the fire,” and then pointing out that the Second Temple was set on fire by the Romans on the same day that the First Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE. (Thackeray notes that this date accords with Jeremiah 53:12 but not with the seventh of Av in 2 Kings 25:8, and that Jewish tradition memorializes both on the Ninth of Av.) This would seem to indicate a design greater than a direct response to freely committed sin. This was, says Josephus, “according to the revolution of the ages” — again, not due to specific human actions.
    Josephus says rather directly that is was the Lord who started the flames by directing the activity of the anonymous Roman soldier. For this soldier set the fire “without any concern or dread upon him at so great an undertaking,” as though he had the authority to do what he was doing. When he put the fire to the golden window he was “being hurried on by a certain divine fury.” The Greek is daimnoioi horme tini chromenos, which can be translated also as in Thackeray’s version “moved by some supernatural impulse.” The soldier is an agent of heaven, and his impulsive attack may reflect divine anger at the people for their pollution of the Temple. The emotional “fury” is different from the cool, mathematical “revolution of the ages” that calendrically pre-determined the fate of the Temple. Josephus has jumped from one explanation to the other. Can they be joined into one?

I have read many explanations as to why Yehovah did this to the Jews and many of them claim it was because they killed Jesus 40 years before. Although that may have some traction, I think the answer is as a few wrote;

The reason the Temple was destroyed and the Jews thrust out of the land was because they did not have a love for one another. And the more I think about that the more terrified I become. Do we today as brethren in this walk love one another? If we can say yes to the that then Do we love others who are still in sin? Do we love those who do not yet know this walk or way of life?

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

Luk 18:1  And He also spoke a parable to them to teach it is always right to pray, and not to faint,
Luk 18:2  saying, A certain judge was in a certain city, not fearing God, nor respecting man.
Luk 18:3  And a widow was in that city. And she came to Him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary.
Luk 18:4  And he would not do so for a time. But afterward he said within himself, Though I do not fear God nor regard man,
Luk 18:5  yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, that she not wear me down in the end.
Luk 18:6  And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says.
Luk 18:7  And shall not God avenge His own elect who cry day and night to Him, though He has been long-suffering over them?
Luk 18:8  I say to you that He will avenge them speedily. Yet when the Son of Man comes, shall He find faith on the earth?

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Luk 18:9  And He spoke this parable to certain ones who trusted in themselves, that they were righteous, and despised others:
Luk 18:10  Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-collector.
Luk 18:11  The Pharisee stood and prayed within himself in this way: God, I thank You that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector.
Luk 18:12  I fast twice on the Sabbath, I give tithes of all that I possess.
Luk 18:13  And standing afar off, the tax-collector would not even lift up his eyes to Heaven, but struck on his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner!
Luk 18:14  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself shall be abased, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.

Godlessness in the Last Days

2Ti 3:1  Know this also, that in the last days grievous times will be at hand.
2Ti 3:2  For men will be self-lovers, money-lovers, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3  without natural affection, unyielding, false accusers, without self-control, savage, despisers of good,
2Ti 3:4  traitors, reckless, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
2Ti 3:5  having a form of godliness, but denying the power of it; even turn away from these.
2Ti 3:6  For of these are those who creep into houses and lead captive silly women loaded with sins, led away with different kinds of lusts,
2Ti 3:7  ever learning and never able to come to the full knowledge of the truth.
2Ti 3:8  But as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so these also resist the truth, men of corrupt mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
2Ti 3:9  But they shall proceed no further. For their foolishness shall be plain to all, as theirs also became.

The Answer

What the zealots could not do was to forgive those who were not as righteous as they were. They did not love those who were not at their level of understanding.

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

Mat 18:21  Then Peter came to Him and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Until seven times?
Mat 18:22  Jesus said to him, I do not say to you, Until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven.
Mat 18:23  Therefore the kingdom of Heaven has been compared to a certain king who desired to make an accounting with his servants.
Mat 18:24  And when he had begun to count, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.
Mat 18:25  But as he had nothing to pay, his lord commanded that he, and his wife and children, and all that he had, be sold, and payment be made.
Mat 18:26  Then the servant fell down and worshiped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me and I will pay you all.
Mat 18:27  Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.
Mat 18:28  But the same servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. And he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me what you owe.
Mat 18:29  And his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, Have patience with me and I will pay you all.
Mat 18:30  And he would not, but went and cast him into prison until he should pay the debt.
Mat 18:31  So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry. And they came and told their lord all that was done.
Mat 18:32  Then his lord, after he had called him, said to him, O wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.
Mat 18:33  Should you not also have pitied your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you?
Mat 18:34  And his lord was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors until he should pay all that was due to him.
Mat 18:35  So likewise shall My heavenly Father do also to you, unless each one of you from your hearts forgive his brother their trespasses.

What about you? Do you love those who hate you?

Can you love those who have hurt you in the past. An incestual relationship? Someone who abused you or beat you or mistreated you? Can you love that person who commited adultery on you? Can you love your parents even when they have hurt you? Do you love those in the LGBT movement? What about those in the Islamic faith? What about those liberals that are way out to lunch and have no hope in this life, they are that far gone? Or mayeb they are the ultra consevative that you hate, can you love them? Do you or can you love any of them?[/vc_column_text][dt_fancy_title title=”Porn is Big During Xmas” title_size=”h3″ title_color=”accent” separator_style=”double” separator_color=”accent”][vc_column_text]

5 Reasons Why Porn Use Increases During Christmas

By Conquer Series

Christmas schedules get very busy this time of the year.  However, it also is a time to relax enjoying family and friends.  While the slow-down that Christmas brings is welcomed by many, a change in routine can also provide easy access for temptation.  In response to that temptation, an unguarded person may end up using the time to pursue inappropriate things – such as pornography.

The King’s Example

Consider King David in 2 Samuel, “In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.”

David altered his routine for a time so that he could rest and relax. But 2 Samuel 11:2-4 highlights how detrimental this was to him.

“One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her.”

David let his guard down! Many times, our enemy comes at us full force during times of what we perceive as rest. Taking time to rest is essential, but wisdom is knowing the plans of our enemy.

Remaining Proactive During the Holidays

Recent Google Search Trends show that porn viewing spikes during the week of Christmas, equaled only during mid-summer. Additionally, the days following the holidays are often higher in porn consumption as well.

Did you know that Americans are most likely to consume porn on December 27 – only two days after celebrating the birth of Jesus?

So, what drives this peak in online traffic during the holidays?

There are a variety of motives, but we are going to share five triggers that people tend to experience during the holidays.

Trigger 1: Free Time

Those extra days off from the office may feel like paradise, but they can also become an extra source of temptation. With no one watching and a lack of accountability, the situation can quickly become ripe for those struggling with sexual addiction.

In DVD 2 of the Conquer Series, a cinematic DVD series that helps men break free from porn, viewers are asked:

“Why is it that so many Christian men who love the Lord can’t stop their behavior? The entire battle for purity takes place within eight inches of grey matter—your brain. Knowing where the battle takes place is crucial to every man’s victory.”

When the brain is given time to decompress and relax, it can be a wonderful time of rest… but watch out! It can also be a time for powerful temptation to enter our lives.

Trigger 2: Family

How can family be a trigger for viewing pornography? For many people, family time is a wonderful experience. Yet for others, family time increases stress.

For some, family members have been sources of past abuse that can trigger sexual thoughts and feelings.

Session three of the Conquer Series identifies these issues as your sexual triggers, including your arousal template and trauma profile (the wounded areas of your life). If family time is a major stress or temptation, it is important to be aware of it and prepare for it.

You may not be able to avoid all unpleasant interactions over the holidays, but bracing yourself for this potential trigger offers hope. In addition, you may need to recover with a quick call to a trusted friend. This will help defend against the emotional low and vulnerability that may occur after a difficult family meeting.

Trigger 3: Feeling Tired

While Christmas can offer a time of rest for some, for others the holiday season is exhausting. There is always one more gathering to attend, another present to buy, or food to prepare.

These activities may be positive, but the results sometimes are not.

Counselor Floyd Godfrey of Family Strategies Counseling Center notes, “Addiction is wired into the limbic area of the brain, so when you’re tired, you’re more susceptible to slips. Plan ahead to avoid getting sleep deprived. Rest when you need to so you’ll have the mental energy to fight temptation toward pornography addiction.”

Trigger 4: Loneliness

Not everyone has family and friends to visit over the holidays. Those who feel alone are especially vulnerable to temptation.

The combination of additional time alone and feelings of loneliness can drive a person to seek satisfaction in negative ways, including consuming pornography.

Session five of the Conquer Series refers to intimacy disorder as the root of sexual bondage.

If true intimacy with God and one’s spouse is not accurately addressed, this lack of intimacy can express itself through other means, including increased pornography usage.

Conquer Group offers positive ways to discuss issues of intimacy without resorting to pornography.

Trigger 5: New Devices

Let’s face it: Christmas gifts often include new electronic devices.These devices lead to more time using them, including the use of pornographic images and videos. For example, the day the first iPad was released, porn consumption in America increased by nine percent. Searches for virtual reality porn also experienced a huge spike at Christmas.

As a parent, you must be especially careful when providing new smart phones, tablets, or other devices to your child. Take time to discuss and train your child on how to use devices safely as well as how to respond to inappropriate images and content. Help them understand that they can come to you and talk about it when this does occur.

In addition, you should have additional accountability software installed. There are many accountability systems to help protect you and your family members in this area.

Defending Against Christmas Porn Temptation

In addition to tips shared above, experts have noted three steps to help defend against pornography during vulnerable times such as Christmas.

1. Rest

To defend against temptation during times when you are tired, plan as much as possible for adequate sleep and rest. Simply put, when you are more rested, you are stronger against temptation.

2. Redeem the Time

Extra free time does not need to be left to temptation. Look for opportunities to invest your time in ways that make a difference in the lives of others. Plan an activity with your family or volunteer at a local community event for the less fortunate. As session five of the Conquer Series challenges, the best way to fight temptation is with a battle plan. Failure to plan is planning to fail.

3. Regularly Communicate with an Accountability Group

Most of us increase our chances of success when we have a friend, guide, or coach in the process. Chances for success increase exponentially when you have an accountability group: The more men you can go to when you need a lifeline, the better. As our schedules get busier, it’s even more necessary to have multiple people in your support system. A great place to find this is in a Conquer Group, which is a group of men who are holding each other accountable and using the Conquer Series. It’s a discipleship guide to help them grow on the path to sexual integrity. Daily communication with one or more of the men in your Conquer Group can offer the ongoing encouragement and guidance needed to face your temptations this Christmas season.

“Put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” – Ephesians 4:22-24

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Part One

This is an introduction to the Conquering Series. It is for men. It is real talk for men. It is not from a guy who has never sinned. But if you think this weeks message is about Porn then you are mistaken. It is much bigger than that.

 

Hosea is the Answer to My Question

This next video is the second part of a six part series. I would encourage you all to watch the entire series. Most of you will not though. This video is about porn, but I just told you in the section above it is much bigger than porn.

This year I have had a number of brethren who keep the Sabbath and the Holy Days wish me a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Not only have I endured this from those who do not know better but even the brethren who do know better are wishing me a Merry Christmas. At least they should know better than to say that to me let alone to say it at all. I had already prepared this weeks message a few weeks ago.

But only this week did I understand why I was doing it.

Our Brethren have gone whoring after other gods. They are mixing the profane with the Holy.

Deu 12:1  These are the statutes and judgments which you shall be careful to do in the land which Jehovah, the God of your fathers gives you to possess it, all the days that you live upon the earth.

Deu 12:2  You shall completely destroy all the places in which the nations which you shall possess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree.

Deu 12:3  And you shall overthrow their altars and break their pillars, and burn their pillars with fire. And you shall cut down the carved images of their gods, and destroy their names out of that place.

Deu 12:4  You shall not do so to Jehovah your God.

Deu 12:5  But you shall seek to the place which Jehovah your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put His name there, even to His dwelling place you shall seek, and there you shall come.

Deuteronomy 12:30  take heed to yourself that you do not become snared by following them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not ask about their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods, that I too may do likewise?

31  You shall not do so to Jehovah your God. For every abomination to Jehovah, which He hates, they have done to their gods; even their sons and their daughters they have burned in the fire to their gods.

Deuteronomy 16:21  You shall not set up for yourself pillars of any trees near the altar of Jehovah your God which you shall make for yourself.

22  Nor shall you set up an image, which Jehovah your God hates.

Deu 20:16  But of the cities of these people, which Jehovah your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes.

Deu 20:17  But you shall utterly destroy them: the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites; as Jehovah your God has commanded you,

Deu 20:18  so that they may not teach you to do according to all their abominations which they have done to their gods. So you would sin against Jehovah your God.

Leviticus 20:23  And you shall not walk in the ways of the nation which I cast out before you. For they committed all these things, and therefore I loathed them.

We are not to worship Yehovah our Elohim in the same way the heathen do their gods which Yehovah Hates. Israel did it and they were cast out of the land and slaughtered for it. Now you the brethren are doing the same and thinking nothing of it. You are becoming whores again just as you were before 723 BC. and before you knew the truth.

New Years Day-Father Time

And he shall seek to change times and laws

Dan 7:25 And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and plot to change times and laws. And they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and one-half time.

New Years. Where did this notion come from? How is it tied into Christmas? Why do we do this celebration and not know anything about it?

It all started after 2181 B.C. That was the year of the Great Flood of Noah. I am not going to get to the exact year, but it would be one or two generations after the flood that we get this New Year celebration from. Let me now explain that.

Noah had three sons.

Gen 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old. And Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Two Years after the Flood Shem had Arpachshad.

 Gen 11:10 These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old and fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.

Also after the flood Ham had the following sons.

Gen 10:6 And the sons of Ham: Cush and Mizraim and Phut and Canaan. 7 And the sons of Cush: Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. 8 And Cush fathered Nimrod. He began to be a mighty one in the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before Jehovah. Therefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before Jehovah.

Everything seems to be going okay. These sons would have come along and then grown up to then have their own sons. I am speculating that all of this took place within 100 years after the flood. So, say by 2081 B.C. Again, I am just guessing approximately when these things took place.

But now the narration goes back to explain something. It specifically mentions Canaan and that Ham is his father. Why does it do this?

In Chapter 10 we have Canaan being the 4th child after Cush, Mizraim and Phut. Now read what we are told in Genesis 9.

Gen 9:18 And the sons of Noah that went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And Ham is the father of Canaan. 19 These are the three sons of Noah, and the whole earth was overspread from them. 20 And Noah began to be a husbandman. And he planted a vineyard. 21 And he drank of the wine and was drunk. And he was uncovered inside his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. 23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it upon both their shoulders. And they went backwards and covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces were backwards, and they did not see their father’s nakedness. 24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and came to know what his younger son had done to him. 25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan. He shall be a servant of servants to his brothers. 26 And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Shem, and Canaan shall be his servant.

In verse 21 we read that Noah was uncovered and then in verse 24 that Ham had done this to Noah. To understand what is going on here we must look at this word and where it is used to get the meaning behind the scene.

H6172     ervah   er-vaw

From H6168nudity, literally (especially the pudenda) or figuratively (disgraceblemish): – nakedness, shame, unclean (-ness).

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines pudenda as;

Full Definition of pudendum 

plural pu·den·daplay-d?

:  the external genital organs of a human being and especially of a woman —usually used in plural

Origin of pudendum

New Latin, singular of Latin pudenda, from neuter plural of pudendus, gerundive of pud?re to be ashamed

When a woman is raped she feels shame for having her pudenda violated or uncovered by that man.

Brown Driver Brigg’s define the word as this;

H6172      ervah

BDB Definition:

1) nakedness, nudity, shame, pudenda

1a) pudenda (implying shameful exposure)

1b) nakedness of a thing, indecency, improper behaviour

1c) exposed, undefended (figuratively)

 

H6172      ervah

Total KJV Occurrences: 54

nakedness, 51

Gen_9:22-23 (3), Gen_42:9Gen_42:12Exo_20:26Exo_28:42Lev_18:6-19 (24), Lev_20:11Lev_20:17-21 (7), 1Sa_20:30Isa_47:3Eze_16:8 (2), Eze_16:36-37 (3), Eze_23:10 (2), Eze_23:18Eze_23:29Hos_2:9

shame, 1

Isa_20:4

unclean, 1

Deu_23:14

uncleanness, 1

Deu_24:1

Of this list above are the following verses which are relevant.

Lev 18:6 None of you shall approach to any who are near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness. I am Jehovah. 7 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father or the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness. 8 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife. It is your father’s nakedness. 9 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father or the daughter of your mother, born at home or born away. Their nakedness you shall not uncover. 10 The nakedness of your son’s daughter, or of your daughter’s daughter, you shall not uncover their nakedness. For theirs is your own nakedness. 11 You shall not uncover the nakedness of the daughter of your father’s wife, begotten of your father. She is your sister. 12 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister. She is your father’s near kinswoman. 13 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister. For she is your mother’s near kinswoman. 14 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother. You shall not approach his wife. She is your aunt. 15 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law. She is your son’s wife. You shall not uncover her nakedness. 16 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife. It is your brother’s nakedness. 17 You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shall you undertake to uncover her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter. They are her near kinswomen; it is wickedness. 18 And you shall not take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life. 19 Also you shall not approach to a woman to uncover her nakedness in the impurity of her uncleanness. 20 And you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her.
Lev 20:11 And the man who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness. Both of them shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be on them.

Lev 20:17 And if a man shall take his sister, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness, it is a wicked thing. And they shall be cut off in the sight of their people. He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity. 18 And if a man shall lie with a menstruous woman, and shall uncover her nakedness, he has discovered her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood. And both of them shall be cut off from among their people. 19 And you shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, nor of your father’s sister. For he uncovers his near kin. They shall bear their iniquity. 20 And if a man shall lie with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness. They shall bear their sin. They shall die childless. 21 And if a man shall take his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing. He has uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless. 22 You shall therefore keep all My statutes and all My judgments, and do them, so that the land where I bring you to live shall not spit you out. 23 And you shall not walk in the ways of the nation which I cast out before you. For they committed all these things, and therefore I loathed them.

So each time a man goes into a woman he is in fact uncovering her pudendum

Now lets look at the word 6168 Arah. The passages we are interested in are already quoted above but I share where this word is used and how it was translated also.

H6168     arah   aw-raw’

A primitive root; to be (causatively makebare; hence to emptypour out, demolish: – leave destitute, discover, empty, make naked, pour (out), rase, spread self, uncover.

 

H6168     arah

Total KJV Occurrences: 16

emptied, 2

Gen_24:202Ch_24:11

poured, 2

Isa_32:15Isa_53:12

raze, 2

Psa_137:7 (2)

destitute, 1

Psa_141:7-8 (2)

discover, 1

Isa_3:17

discovered, 1

Lev_20:17-18 (2)

discovering, 1

Hab_3:13

leave, 1

Psa_141:8

naked, 1

Lam_4:21

spreading, 1

Psa_37:35

uncover, 1

Zep_2:14

uncovered, 1

Isa_22:6

uncovereth, 1

Lev_20:19

One of the things I also do to see if there are other words to help me understand is to go to each of the words between 6168 and 6172 and see what they mean. You can do the same.

From all of this we have or I have concluded that Ham went into his mother, the wife of Noah and had sex with her. As a result she gave birth to Canaan.

Gen 9:21 And he drank of the wine and was drunk. And he was uncovered inside his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.

Lev 18:7 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father or the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness.

Lev 18:8 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife. It is your father’s nakedness.

It is for this reason, of Noah’s wife the mother of Shem, Japheth and Ham, being pregnant with the child of Ham that Noah cursed the child Canaan, a bastard child. And for this same reason, Noah never had any more children. And also for this same reason, we are never told the name of Noah’s wife.

Deu 27:20  Cursed is he who lies with his father’s wife, because he uncovers his father’s skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Keep in mind in all that we are now discussing that we are talking about New Years celebrations and Father time.

In Deuteronomy we have a couple more verses to add to those we already have mentioned above. These will have more weight in a few moments.

Deu 23:1 He who is wounded, crushed, or who has his male member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of Jehovah.

Deu 23:2 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of Jehovah. Even to his tenth generation he shall not enter into the congregation of Jehovah.

The Phallus is the male Penis and is represented in Phallic architecture as such all the way back to ancient Egypt and Babylon. Even the Washington Monument represents the male phallus. It is the symbol of strength and vigour. It represents power.

I am showing you these things in order that you might understand the whole story.

Ouranos in ancient mythology was Ham. And Chronus or Kronos in ancient mythology is known to be Cush.

When Ouranos AKA Ham went into his mother, Ham was, in fact, usurping the authority of his father Noah.

In legends, Noah is said to have taken the animals from the Ark and spread them around the world. This would necessitate his being gone for long periods of time giving Ham the opportunity to usurp authority.

What Ham was doing was usurping the power and authority that belonged to Noah by “uncovering” his mother and at the same time “uncovering” Noah. It is this very same thing, which Absalom did when he was attempting to usurp his father King David.

20 And Abshalom said to Ahithophel, “Give your advice. What should we do?” 21 An Ahithophel said to Ab?shalom, “Go in to your father’s concubines, whom he has left to look after the house. And all Yisra’el shall hear that you have made yourself a stench to your father. And the hands of all who are with you shall be strong.” 22 So they pitched a tent for Abshalom on the top of the house, and Abshalom went in to his father’s concubines before the eyes of all Yisra’el. (2 Samuel 16:20-22)

We also have another example of usurping the Throne found in 1 Kings. Adonijah was older than Solomon and was to have been King but Yehovah gave it to Solomon. By Adonijah asking to be wed to King Davids concubine Abishag, he was, in fact, usurping the throne of Solomon and Solomon the wisest King ever, saw right through it.

1Ki 1:1  And King David was old, going on in days. And they covered him with clothes, but he got no heat. 2  And his servants said to him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin. And let her stand before the king, and let her nurse him, and let her lie in your bosom, so that my lord the king may get heat. 3  And they sought out a beautiful girl throughout all the borders of Israel, and found Abishag, a Shunammite. And they brought her to the king. 4  And the girl was very beautiful. And she nursed the king and served him. But the king did not know her.

1Ki 2:13  And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, Do you come peacefully? And he said, Peace. 14  And he said, I have a word to say to you. And she said, Speak. 15  And he said, You know that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me that I should reign. However, the kingdom is turned around, and has become my brother’s. For it was his from Jehovah. 16  And now I ask one favor of you; do not turn away your face. And she said to him, Speak. 17  And he said, Please speak to Solomon the king, for he will not turn away your face, that he give me Abishag the Shunammite for my wife. 18  And Bathsheba said, Very well; I will speak for you to the king. 19  And Bathsheba came in to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself to her, and sat on his throne, and caused a throne to be set for the king’s mother. And she sat on his right hand. 20  And she said, I desire one small favor of you. Do not turn away my face. And the king said to her, Ask on, my mother, for I will not turn away your face. 21  And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to your brother Adonijah for a wife. 22  And King Solomon answered and said to his mother, And why do you ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask the kingdom also for him. For he is my older brother! Even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah! 23  And King Solomon swore by Jehovah, saying, May God do so to me, and more He shall do, if Adonijah has not spoken this word against his life. 24  And now, as Jehovah lives, who has established me and set me on the throne of David my father, and who has made me a house, as He spoke, Adonijah shall be put to death today. 25  And King Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And he fell on him so that he died.

Noah’s wife is the one who is the “Mother of all Living,” she is the one who came out of the chaos of the Flood and landed near the Euphrates. Actually, the myth says she came out of a giant shell on the shore of the Euphrates. This is, in fact, Noah’s wife coming out the ark which looked like a giant shell. Another name for her is Aphrodite.

Noah’s wife is also known as goddess Tyche as I have found her here in the Israeli Muesuem. She wears a castle wall because she is the one who invented the brick. And it was this invention that led to the building of the tower of Babel.

Her name is Semiramis. She was known to the Greeks and to the Romans as the goddess:

  • Of love by the name Aphrodite & Venus.
  • Of hunting & birth as Artemis & Diana
  • Of crafts, war & wisdom as Athena & Minerva
  • Of growing things as Demeter & Ceres
  • Of fertile Earth as Gaea & Terra
  • Of Marriage & Women as Hera & Juno
  • Of the hearth as Hestia & Vesta
  • As Wife of Kronos Rhea & Ops
  • Today her statutes consist of the Mother and Child, as the “Mother of God,” and as the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Ouranos (Ham) was the first ruler of the universe, created by Gaea (Noah’s wife and mother of Ham) when she emerged from Chaos. (the Great Flood) Ouranos, with

Gaea, became the father of the Titans.

Ham, the third son of Noah, was the father of Cush, and his name comes from the Chaldean “khem,” which means the “burnt one” or the “burning one” and is in reference, not only to Ham as the son of Noah, the father of Cush, but also as the name of their Sun-god.

From Pompei, we have this image of Mercury the messenger of the gods. It is Cush the burnt one strutting his Penus signifying his power. This too is from where we get the giant symbols of the Phallus from. Once again take note of the battle ax also known as the hammer. We explained the hammer of Vulcan which is Cush in our series on Assyria. Mercury is also a lover of Venus when he is known as Vulcan.

This means that Cush the grandson of Noah’s wife was also having sex with her.

Cush is derived from the Hebrew “kvsh” and is Chaldean in origin. It comes from the word “khus,” which in pronunciation is “kha wos.” It is where we get the word chaos. This was the name of the first father of the gods, “Khaos,” the Confounder, he who caused the confusion of tongues and scattered the inhabitants of the once united Earth abroad. Under the name Belus, which is another Chaldean word meaning “the Confounder,” he is said to be the father of Ninus, the first king of Babylon.

Perhaps in resentment for the harshness God had shown towards his father when He cursed Ham’s youngest son Canaan, perhaps in sympathy for his youngest brother, or perhaps in the same corrupt desire to be like God that Satan had, by the time his son Nimrod was born, Cush had developed a plan by which the suffocating religion of his righteous uncle could be replaced by his own.

Nimrod was the great-grandson of Noah and a contemporary with Eber, the great-grandson of Shem. Nimrod comes from the Chaldean words “nimr”: leopard, and “rad”: to subdue. Nimrod was famous for his exploits as a mighty hunter. Most Hebrew names in the Bible are based on puns and the name Nimrod is very similar in pronunciation to a compound Hebrew word, “niyn”: progeny and “marad”: be rebellious, rebel. The word carries with it the meaning of breaking covenant with someone, whether man or God. So, Nimrod the Mighty Hunter (the Hunter of Men’s Souls) becomes Nimrod the Rebellious One, or the Son of Rebellion. Cush would carefully nurture his Son of Rebellion in this new religion, and thereby rule the world through him. Cush, declaring himself a prophet of “the Only One,” and assuming the name Hermes, became the interpreter of the gods. Hermes is a compound word created from the Egyptian “her,” which in Chaldean means the “burnt one,” therefore it is synonymous with Ham. This is also the derivative from which the name Horus originates and connects him with both the Babylonian and Egyptian Sun-god. The second half of the word Hermes comes from the word “Mesheh,” (Moses) which means to draw forth, to extract, to give birth. Therefore, Hermes means the child of Ham, or the son of Ham. This can be seen in the Pharaoh names Rameses and Thothmes which mean “son of Ra” and “son of Thoth.”

In direct violation to the Commandments of God, Cush persuaded the people to establish one place where they could all dwell together to worship their god, and there to build a great tower to better observe the messages of their god written in the stars.

Kronos is also known in history as Father Time.  And the New Year baby is none other than Nimrod who usurped Cush as we are told in mythology. Over a period of centuries, Nimrod would also come to be known as Kronos in Greek mythology.

But also in Greek Mythology, you will find that Ouranos was known as Uranus. He was the first son of Gaia (the Earth) and he also became her husband.

Ouranos was the first ruler of the universe, created by Gaea when she emerged from Chaos. Ouranos, with Gaea, became the father of the Titans, the Cyclopes and the Hecatoncheires (hundred-handed ones).

Ouranos, Ham, usurped the authority of Noah by going into his mother. Over time Ouranos and Cush would go to war. Cush was not going to take authority from Ham and become the supreme leader of the Titans.

Ouranos was afraid that some of his children would rebel against him, so he imprisoned them within Gaea’s Earth womb. Kronos, the youngest of the Titans, freed his siblings by castrating his father. Ouranos’ blood gave birth to the Furies, and Aphrodite was born of the discarded member when it fell into the foaming sea.

In this painting, we have Ouranos also known as Uranus being castrated by Saturn was also known as Kronos. Notice the sickle being used. Remember how the male penis is a symbol of power and authority. Cush, Kronus has just removed the power and authority from Ham his father. He has also taken Hams wife, who was Noah’s wife and usurped his authority by going into her. Mercury with Venus now.

Notice the terminology here, as this is important to understand. Ouranos, also known as Uranos and also known as Ham, married his mother and had children. Gaia was the mother of Ham known as Ouranos and was also his wife. Yet this woman Gaia was said to be “the Mother of All Living.” Think about that. Who exactly, is “the Mother of All Living?”

“The Mother of All Living” is Noah’s wife. Gaea is the creator of Ouranos (the Ruler of the Universe) and this Gaea emerged from chaos. The chaos was the Flood and Gaea is “the Mother of All Living.” In other words, the only one to emerge from the chaos of the Flood and come forth as the mother of all that was alive and all to come thereafter was Noah’s wife. Then, the Earth (Gaea) and the light (Ouranos) become both father and mother.

This leader of the Titan, Ouranos Ham, warred with his son Cush, also known as Saturn and Kronos, who defeated Ham and castrated him and took authority removing the phallus symbol of power.

You all know Cush is the father of Nimrod.

So when you see the picture to the right, you should recognize the people in it by the symbols they carry.

Kronos is where we get our modern word Chronology from.

Kronos is also known as Saturn and it is during this time of year known as the “Saturnalia” that the world commemorates his memory in the keeping of Christmas.

Here is what wikipedia says about Kronos with my notes.

Chronos (Greek: , “time,” also transliterated as Khronos or Latinised as Chronus) is the Personification of Time.

Chronos is a god, serpentine shape in form, with three heads—those of a man, a bull, and a lion. Chronos and his daughter and consort called, serpentine Ananke (Inevitability), circled the primal world egg in their coils and split it apart to form the ordered universe of earth, sea and sky.

(Each of the three heads represents the three boys of Noah. Ham, Japheth, and Shem who came out of the ark which is represented as a giant egg because of its shape. The bull would represent the governing system set up by Ham. The Lion the system set up by Shem and the man the system set up by Japheth.)

Chronos was confused with, or perhaps consciously identified with, due to the similarity in name, the Titan Cronus already in antiquity, the identification becoming more widespread during the Renaissance, giving rise to the allegory of “Father Time” wielding the harvesting scythe.

Chronos is usually portrayed through an old, wise man with a long, grey beard, similar to Father Time. Some of the current English words whose etymological root is khronos/chronos include chronology, chronometer, chronic, anachronism and chronicle.

It is in celebration of the Saturnalia that they used to pass their children through the fire to Molech which we talked to you about a few weeks ago. The children were murdered in worship to Saturn, to Molech which as we have shown you was also known as Kronos, the Father of time. Kronos is also known as the Grim Reaper when your time is up.

This year and each year that you go out to celebrate and welcome the coming of the New Year and bid farewell to the old year, you are upholding a tradition that goes back about 4,000 years to the usurping of authority first from Noah to Ham by Ham having sex with Noah’s wife and Hams mother. You are celebrating the castration of Ham by Cush and the end of the war they had with each other and Cush taking the authority to rule from Ham. You are celebrating the end of Cush’s reign and the beginning of Nimrod’s reign over men. Nimrod was, after all, a hunter of men.

Your bible tells you when the year begins. I know you already know this, but let me just share this last little bit before I close.

This week we are about to watch the entire world say goodbye to the old year, and get drunk and drive, and let loose of any inhibitions. But in case some of you did not know Yehovah himself tells us when the New Year is.

Exodus 12: 1 And Yehovah spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon in the land of Mitsrayim, saying, 2 “This month is the beginning of months for you, it is the first month of the year for you. 3 “Speak to all the congregation of Yisra’l, saying, ‘On the tenth day of this month each one of them is to take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. 4 ‘And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next to his house take it according to the number of the beings, according to each man’s need you make your count for the lamb. 5 ‘Let the lamb be a perfect one, a year old male. Take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 ‘And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then all the assembly of the congregation of Yisra’el shall kill it between the evenings. 7 ‘And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. 8 ‘And they shall eat the flesh on that night, roasted in fire – with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

The New Year begins the exact same month that Passover is. You have just read it and yet much of the world is keeping it now. Some will try to tell you that the New Year is in the fall at the Feast of Trumpets which is on the first day of the Seventh month.

Okay, for those of you who are mathematically challenged, please go and get a three-year-old girl. I want you to ask her if the first month is number one or not. Then I want you to ask her what number is the Seventh Month? Is the Seventh Month the first month? Huh???? The three-year-old will give you to the truth, even though many adults will still try to lie and justify all the screwed up behaviour they do, in order to justify them not having to change and conform to the Torah!

The Month of December is Latin for the 10th month. November is Latin for the 9th month, October is Latin for the 8th month, and September is Latin for the 7th month. So January used to be the 11th month and February used to be the 12th month. These very Latin names still preserve which months are which at least during these months mentioned. The Bible also calls them the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th months. There is sometimes a 13th month depending on special situations, but this would make the first month in March or April depending on whether or not there is a 13th month. This is when Passover is just as we are told in Exodus.

The year used to begin on special dates during the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire known as the consular year, which began on the day when consuls first entered office — probably 1 May before 222 BC, 15 March from 222 BC to 154 BC, but this event was moved to 1 January in 153 BC. In 45 BC, Julius Caesar introduced the Julian calendar, continuing to use 1 January as the first day of the new year.

Yehovah says the first month is when Passover is in the spring. So then what is the whole world celebrating now? They celebrating the corrupt events that both Ham and Cush created through their warring actions with each other and then with Noah’s wife. Are you going to be a part of this chaos?

 

13 Comments

  1. Victoria Koorzen

    I have not completed reading the newsletter yet, but reporting on the moon.
    There were many loose clouds in the sky and while Venus peeped out regularly, I could not see the moon until it became quite dark, at 20h12. It was bright and looked like a 2 days old moon. ? Last night was completely overcast. It does not show up on my photographs.

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    • Antonio Z de Asis

      In awe.!
      But so was the world misled in celebrating these times in honor of a false god…

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  2. Anonymous

    WOW

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  3. Joseph F. Dumond

    Unable to site the 11th new moon of this 5855th year from Southern Ontario due to overcast skies again.

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    • Simon

      Same. We couldn’t see the moon in West Virginia either.

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  4. Patti Hansen

    Thank you for being frank with us. The truth is always a blessing for those who have ears to hear.
    I am thinking of the ‘least of these’ who is our brother, invited to the wedding, or in the kingdom of heaven. Does this refer to the ones who still worship on a different day, who are still deceived, perhaps still following the traditions of men, blindly doing what our fathers have taught us? I am just one year along this walk of keeping Sabbath and appointed times. I am still making plans to come out of her, though my heart is already out. Revelation 18:4-5
    Are we to judge our brethren concerning which day they observe for the Lord? Romans 14:1-10
    Who are the ‘least of these’?
    Matthew 5:17-19, Matthew 11:11, Luke 14:7-11, Matthew 25:31-46
    I earnestly desire that His new covenant, His law would be written on my heart. Jeremiah 31:31-34

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  5. Ricci

    Hi Joseph
    We sighted the new moon on Friday evening at 18h12 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
    Shabbat Shalom

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  6. Denise Whitcomb

    Hello!
    Thank you for your teaching on New Years. The chronology/mythology is fascinating!
    Just so you know, you and your ministry are in my prayers daily. Sounds like Satan is turning on the heat!
    Blessings to you and your loved ones.
    Shalom

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  7. Steven Smith

    Greeting family,
    I tried to spot crescent moon both on 29th day, Thursday and again Last night, the 30th day of 10th month but it was to overcast to witness it this month.
    I loved the newsletter as always. It is numbing how close we are to entering into the year 2020. Four months until Shavuot. I doubt if I had another few years I would be ready for what is coming to pass but it is what it is. I very grateful for every ounce of wisdom and restored truth I have gained from this website and those behind the scenes that are doing the work to share the message with the public. You are all in my prayers daily.
    Chodesh Tov brethren
    Shabbat Shalom from NS Canada

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  8. Pauline Reardon-Benjes

    Shalom Joe,
    Thank you for another great newsletter and thank you for thinking of us, your team, regarding prayers. All prayers are much appreciated. Chris and I really appreciated reading the information about New Years again. We’ve learned such a lot from you these past few years and re-reading that info about Noah, Ham, Cush, Canaan and their links to mythology made a lot more sense this time around.
    Much appreciated.
    You are in our prayers.
    Yehovah be with you and bless you with His wisdom.
    Shalom
    Pauline

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  9. Dianne

    Thanks Joseph, I did not know about Noah’s wife and Ham, nor the info about Canaan being cursed by Noah. Must have forgot! Thanks also for the e-book about no one knows the day or hour. This is so concise and easy to follow along. I can’t wait to get the other book you printed. I have ordered it already. It should come real soon. Thanks for all you do and I hope all the people in your crew find new hope, joy and healing. Love you all.
    Dianne

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  10. F J

    Shalom All
    I think for Canaan it is meant to be a mamzer shall not enter the assembly. I thought mamzer is not a bastard in the regular western sense of the word. It is from a union that is very irregular from God’s perspective. A great wickedness. I am not sure if Judah and Tamar’s progeny would have been the line of David as mamzer. Children born out of wedlock are not all referred to as mamzer in the bible either.
    The new year stuff is hard to avoid in some senses. I still try to keep doors of communication open in hope and we are meant to live in the world but not of the world. Definitely makes for a peculiar people. This is good to make me think very carefully whose words are on my lips. And what greetings and salutations I use. Not always simple and a bit hard. Habits from decades to pray to overcome.
    Blessings to all. FJ
    Did see the moon in Australia after the Israeli sighting.

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  11. Jan

    Thank you for this great newsletter Joe. I truly appreciate the prayers for all your team and others. Your entire team is being afflicted physically in one form or another, including yourself. I, like the others, keep wondering why. Why are we held back? I have so many projects I want to do and can’t. I can’t even hold a book to study. Daily neck pain and headaches have now cut my time by 70%. Instead of improving, I get worse. With the addition of three more of your team being afflicted recently, I wonder if it is like Paul? Do we have this “thorn in our flesh” that is testing our perseverance as it did Paul? The thorn of course was affliction from Satan in the form of beatings, stonings, ship wrecks, you name it. Paul was so worn down, but the joy of Yehovah kept him moving forward.
    I loved the teaching on the wars from Josephus. Very interesting and intriguing to meditate on. Those exerts could almost be taken from today’s headlines.
    Thanks as well for the background on the gods. I have trouble remembering these names and relationships so good to see it re-posted. I posted exerts to a messenging group who were responding with Happy New Years. So great timing.
    Shalom to all

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