The First Century Christmas Story

It’s that time of the year when the world celebrates the birth of Jesus by giving gifts. But there is more about Jesus than gift giving. Actually, Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth puts it at about February. All the details of why are in my Word of YHVH Bible in Luke’s gospel.

All who believe in Jesus should be celebrating his birth and death at the same time, during the Hebrew Feast of Passover. Then at Pentecost, celebrate the outpouring of the Spirit of YaHavah. (Rev. 5:6)  At the Feast of Ingathering (Harvest), we can all celebrate the promise of Jesus’ return and give him glory.  Notice how the three main Feasts of YHVH center on the milestones of Jesus’ first and second comings, because Jesus came to fulfill the prophets and the Law.

I know these Bible technicalities put a shadow over the tradition of December Christmas, but isn’t it a better thing to celebrate Jesus in accordance with YaHavah’s commandments and purpose? Really, it is a life or death choice.

Jewish calendar

But let’s explore some basic first century knowledge about YaHavah, his son, Jesus, our relationship with them, and why it is all important. Some of this is repeated from my blog titled “YaHavah’s Elements of Journalism.”

Our Creator, YHVH, employs the journalistic elements of who, what, when, where,
why, and the how to teach us about himself:

  1. The (who’s) of reporting are the protagonist and antagonist.
    • Bible protagonists are our Creator, YHVH and His Son, Jesus.
    • Antagonists are Satan, aka, Lucifer the fallen angel, and his earthly counterpart, the end time Antichrist, aka, Daniel’s fourth beast.
  2. The (what) is a conflict between YaHavah and Satan of unimaginable proportions from beginning to end.
  3. The (when) begins in a time before creation as we know it and ends with a new creation.
  4. The physical (where) began in the realm of heaven, moved to earth, then will move to a new heaven and earth.  (Third Heaven, Eden, and New Jerusalem, respectively)
  5. The spiritual (where) is in the hearts and minds of humanity and our Creator, YHVH.
  6. The (how) is in the causative actions of the unseen infinite, omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient YaHavah. From his place in heaven, his mind (spirit of YaHavah) reaches everything and everywhere without limitations.
  7. The (why) is to remove sin from YaHavah’s creation.

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Core Bible Doctrines

I’ve gone to great lengths to write about Bible doctrines, but I also like to get down to the bare bone basics. Everything in the Bible indicates that there is ONE core Bible doctrine under which all other Bible doctrines are established:

  1. PERSON OF YHVVH
    • Person of Satan
    • Person of Jesus
    • The Anointing
    • Prayer
    • Bible Prophecy
    • Testing of Doctrine

You might wonder why I listed Satan as first under YHVH. Satan existed before the others; it does not mean he is above any of them, only before them. Because of Satan, the last one is essential. Adam failed to test the spirit of Satan’s temptation, and look where we are now.

Isaiah 14:12 names this fallen angel, hêylêl; it was translated to Lucifer because of his brightness, like a bright morning star. On earth, he became known by the name sâtân, pronounced saw-tawn, meaning opponent or adversary.

Hêylêl aspired to have YaHavah’s throne, so, he tempted one third of the angels in heaven to turn against YaHavah. There was war in heaven and he and his rebel angels were ejected from YaHavah’s presence. Now we must deal with him every day of our lives because of the sin he brought into the world through Adam.

The law helped identify sin for a time.  Then YaHavah obeyed his own law of requiring a perfect blood sacrifice to atone for Adam’s sin.

All human fathers are tainted with Adam’s sin, so at his appointed time conducive to fulfilling all of his prophecies, YaHavah created a perfect male sperm to conceive his son in the womb of a faithful maiden. Then he named his son Jesus. Jesus is the sinless Son of YaHavah who came to fulfill all righteousness in the law and prophets.

Jesus gave his life so we can overcome Adam’s sin in us and overcome Satan’s temptations to destroy us. Salvation is not automatic.  By your choice to accept the free gift of Jesus’ atoning death on the cross in  your stead, YaHavah will write his laws on your heart so you can know and obey him. It means YaHavah, who inspired Moses to record the law, can be present, in you by his own infinite Spirit, to implement his commandments through the shed blood of Jesus. Believe in and love both, Jesus and YaHavah, with all your heart, mind, and strength.

This is the simplicity of Christ. Christ means to be anointed in the Spirit of YaHavah. Jesus is Daniel’s prophesied anointed Holy One. All who give their life and love to YaHavah and Jesus bear the identifying name of Christian.

Satan’s entire plan is to alter the Bible’s truth about YaHavah and Jesus to turn humans against YaHavah. The traditional December Christmas story is one of Satan’s lies. Believing strange doctrines about the Bible and YaHavah is the same as hating and going against YaHavah. Satan is very good at being a smooth-talking deceiver. Let’s face it, anybody who can turn angels against YaHavah is extremely dangerous. He is the master con artist. He is the God of all who believe his lies, and honors him in their statements of faith, by mixing his lies with some of YaHavah’s truth to make the lies palatable, or seem so. Satan can present himself with charisma or terrorism, whatever suits his purpose and the willingness of his targets, day or night.

Acquiring full Bible knowledge of YaHavah, will assure those who love Jesus and YaHavah, of their right and knowledge, to determine the truth or falsity of any doctrine, and to confront any temptation from Satan with confidence in the truth of the original Scriptures. Choose your Bible with care, because denominations publish slightly altered Bibles to accommodate certain false doctrines they believe to be truth. “The Word of YHVH Bible” and its paperback edition “Water of the Word” are not denominational.

Follow Jesus’ example. He loves YaHavah with all his heart, mind, and strength, was anointed in YaHavah’s Spirit at the beginning of his ministry, then he overcame Satan’s temptations by proclaiming YaHavah’s truth. He gave his life that we may live in peace with YaHavah.

Have a blessed life in Christ.

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YaHavah’s Elements of Journalism

I have been studying the Bible for many years.  That does not mean everything I say about it is spot on, but I strive to be as close as possible by testing everything I think, hear, and see by the Bible and Spirit to see if it is true to YaHavah.  Putting the Bible message into the elements of journalism has helped me to do that.  Maybe it will help you, also.

Our Creator, YHVH, employs the journalistic elements of who, what, when, where, why, and the how to teach us about himself:

1. The (who’s) of reporting are the protagonist and antagonist.  Bible protagonists are our Creator, YHVH and His Son, Jesus.  Antagonists are Satan, aka, Lucifer the fallen angel, and his earthly counterpart, the end time Antichrist, aka, Daniel’s Fourth Beast.
2. The (what) is a conflict between YaHavah and Satan of unimaginable proportions from
beginning to end.
3. The (when) begins in a time before creation, as we know it and ends with a new
creation.
4. The physical (where) began in the realm of heaven, moved to earth, then will move to a
new heaven and earth. (Third Heaven, Eden, and New Jerusalem)
5. The spiritual (where) is in the hearts and minds of humanity and our Creator, YHVH.
6. The (how) is in the causative actions of the unseen infinite, omnipresent, omnipotent,
and omniscient YaHavah. (From his place in heaven, the mind (spirit) of YHVH reaches
everything everywhere without limitations.)
7. The (why) is to remove sin from YaHavah’s creation.

The Mystery of the Holy Spirit:

Apostle Paul described the mystery of the Spirit this way:
Ephesians 3:14-21 “14—For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15—of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16—that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17—that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in agape love, 18—may be able to comprehend with all Saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19—and to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of YHVH. 20—Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21—to him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”

Oh, the volumes these verses speak. YaHavah anoints true believers of himself and his son, Jesus, in his Spirit and the seven spirit aspects to teach us about himself and the breadth, length, depth, and height of his presence by his Spirit.

Spirit Anointing: Dictionaries define the word Christian as a follower of Christ. But consider this: Christ means anointed. Doesn’t it make sense that Christian means one who is anointed (in the same Spirit as Jesus)? After all, to be anointed is to have the presence of YHVH in one’s life, choices, and decisions. It is the same as Immanuel, which means YHVH with us. (items 6 and 7 above)

The anointing is to have YHVH’s presence by his limitless Spirit; which includes his wisdom, counsel, knowledge, understanding, strength, and the fear of YHVH, aka, the seven spirits of YHVH. The seven spirits are the attributes of YaHavah’s Spirit by which he teaches and watches over his own. (Isaiah 11:1-2; Proverbs 2) They are the attributes of his anointing in rebirth for believers of Jesus. Jesus was first to receive this anointing, then he sent it to his disciples after he ascended to heaven to be glorified. (Rev. 5:6)

The Spirit anointing will leave, or never come, if a person’s heart is not wholly for YHVH and Jesus.

Shalom

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September 23, 2017. . . Say what?

What is it about lies that intrigues people so much?  Okay, there is a unique line-up of the constellations, so what?  Are people so anxious for Daniel’s 70th week to begin, and the “rapture” to sweep them up, that they are now turning to the stars for answers?  David Meade has been in the news quite a bit about his report of Bible and science coming together and he has written several books about this unique line-up of the stars.  But he isn’t the only one spreading these lies,  Marilyn Hickey has been touting the stars as confirmation of Bible truth for years.  She actually, bubbles with excitement when discussing it.   I have a question for those of you who are hanging your hopes on these people telling the truth.  Have you consulted YaHavah and the Bible on this issue?  If you had, you would know he has nothing good to say about consulting the stars, especially to confirm his truth.  By the way, anybody can put dots on a piece of paper and connect them to look like whatever they want them to look like, then weave a compelling story into it.  The same can be done with the stars and was, thousands of years ago.

September 23 is just another example of Satan’s temptations using twisted signs of the end.  When are people going to start standing up to him with the real truth.  Oh, that’s right, most people aren’t willing to listen to the real truth of the Bible, so they can use it to overcome Satan’s temptations, like Jesus did.

If you are expecting an apology from me for this outburst, don’t.  Gullibility is a sin, because it is an open door for Satan’s lies.  Wake up world!  Start testing the spirit of what you think, hear, and see to see if it is of YaHavah or Satan, before acting on it!

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Back to Bible Basics

By Mary E. Lewis ©2017
Quotes for this article are taken from various copyrighted books by this author.
Scriptures are quoted from the Word of YHVH Bible. Amazon.com/author/mary_e_lewis

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Back to Bible basics, when applied to the Bible, means healing the Body of Christ of false doctrine by reading the Bible with the eyes and heart of a child eager to learn from its Father in heaven.

Believe—Repent—Receive the Spirit of YaHavah anointing.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is interspersed throughout the Old Testament as symbols, word-images, and prophecies. The four New Testament gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John present the four aspects of Christ’s ministry as the Son of David, the Son of YaHavah, Savior, and through whom the Spirit anointing comes. These are all relative to the Law and prophecy of the Old Testament. That is why Jesus said He came to fulfill all righteousness, because the Law and prophecy are the righteous commandments of our Creator, YaHavah.

One Core Bible Doctrine 

There are various opinions on the number of core doctrines, but when you think about it, they all revolve around the existence of ONE Living God, monotheism.  So, when push comes to shove, there is one core Bible doctrine under which all other Bible doctrines are established:

  1. Person of YHVH
    • Person of Satan
    • Person of Jesus
    • The Anointing
    • Prayer
    • Bible Prophecy
    • Testing of Doctrine

Satan’s entire plan is to alter the Bible’s truth about YaHavah, our Creator, then every doctrine connected to YaHavah…..essentially, every doctrine in the Bible.  Therefore, acquiring full and true Bible knowledge of YaHavah, will assure the reader of his or her  right to determine the truth or falsity of any doctrine, and to confront any temptation from Satan with confidence in the truth of the Bible.

Elements of Journalism
Our Creator, YHVH (YaHavah), employs the journalistic elements of who, what, when, where, why, and the how to teach us about himself:

  1. The (who’s) are the protagonist and the antagonist. The protagonists are our Creator, YHVH and His Son, Jesus. The antagonists are Satan, aka, Lucifer the fallen angel, and his earthly counterpart, the end time Antichrist, aka, Daniel’s Fourth Beast.
  2. The (what) is a conflict between YaHavah and Satan of unimaginable proportions from beginning to end.
  3. The (when) begins in a time before creation, as we know it and ends with a new creation.
  4. The physical (where) began in the realm of heaven, moved to earth, then to a new heaven and earth. (Third Heaven, Eden, and New Jerusalem)
  5. The spiritual (where) is in the hearts and minds of humanity and our Creator, YHVH (phonetically pronounced YaHavah).
  6. The (how) is in the causative actions of the unseen infinite, omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient Spirit of YaHavah.
  7. The (why) is the reason for item 6, which is to remove sin from YaHavah’s creation.

Mystery of the Spirit
Apostle Paul described the mystery of the Spirit this way:

Ephesians 3:14-21 “14—For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15—of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16—that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17—that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in agape love, 18—may be able to comprehend with all Saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19—and to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of YHVH. 20—Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21—to him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”

Oh, the volumes these verses speak. But YaHavah anoints true believers of himself and his son, Jesus, with the seven spirits to teach us about the seven core Bible doctrines and the breadth, length, depth, and height of the presence of YaHavah by his Spirit.

Here is something to ponder that demonstrates the breadth, length, depth, and height of the presence of YaHavah.  YaHavah is the one and only living God, with no limitations. He is the center of his Kingdom and his mind (Spirit) radiates 360° in every direction from himself without any time or space limitations

Beautiful smiles

Just saying!

He said so, himself, in Jeremiah 23:23-24, 23—[Am] I Elohim at hand, said YHVH, and not Elohim afar off? 24—Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him?—Said YHVH. Do I not fill heaven and earth?—Said YHVH.

Acquiring full Bible knowledge of YaHavah will enable understanding every doctrine beneath him, assuring the reader of his or her right and knowledge to determine the truth or falsity of any doctrine, and to confront any temptation with confidence.

When Adam was tempted, he failed to confront Satan’s temptation with the commandment given to him by YaHavah. All he had to do was repeat what YaHavah told him and refuse the fruit offered him by Eve. But, he succumbed to temptation and brought separation from YaHavah for himself and his descendants up to the prophesied end. (Genesis 3)

When Jesus was tempted three times at the beginning of his ministry, he responded with the truth of the Old Testament relative to the temptations. Jesus gave us a way back into a living and thriving relationship with YaHavah. (Chapters—Matt. 4; Matt. 27)

The lesson to learn by these two examples, is that when a lie about the commandments of YaHavah is presented, always respond with YaHavah’s truth.

Spirit Anointing

Dictionaries define the word Christian as a follower of Christ. But consider this: Christ means anointed. Doesn’t it make sense that Christian means one who is anointed (in the same Spirit as Jesus)? After all, to be anointed is to have the presence of YHVH in one’s life, choices, and decisions. It is the same as Immanuel, which means YHVH with us.

The anointing is to have YHVH’s presence by his omnipresent Spirit; which includes his wisdom, counsel, knowledge, understanding, strength, and the fear of YHVH, aka, the seven spirits of YHVH. The seven spirits are the attributes of YaHavah’s Spirit by which he teaches and watches over his own. (Isaiah 11:1-2; Proverbs 2) They are the attributes of Jesus and, also of true Christians by YaHavah’s anointing. YaHavah’s anointing is a package deal.

The Spirit anointing will leave, or never come, if a person’s heart is not wholly for YHVH and Jesus, also known as Father and Son. Jesus and Deuteronomy tell us to love YaHavah with all our heart, mind, and strength. Jesus’ anointing has never left him; it is forever and he rules YHVH’s creation with that anointing.

The failures of past kings and judges whose hearts changed to self and other gods are proof that YHVH will not share his temple or mountain with any other gods.

The three-fold purpose of being anointed in the seven Spirits of YHVH

  1. One must be born again of the Spirit of YHVH to enter the Kingdom of YHVH.
  2. For the Spirit to edify, teach, and reprove the Body of Christ in and through each believer.
  3. For the born again Christian to obey and do the work of YHVH for a lifetime as outlined in the Great Commission.

The seven spirits of YaHavah are further testimony against the many views of who God is. Therein lies one of the Churches biggest problems with differences in doctrine. God is an ambiguous word that should never have substituted the Hebrew personal name and epithet of our Creator, YHVH Elohim. More about his name link:
(http://www.freebiblepdf.com/nameofYHVH.html)

Denominationalism comes from differences of opinion on anything and everything the Bible teaches. In the perception of human understanding, there are alternative and negotiable views of the word God and the Bible, but the Bible is not about ambiguous words. The Bible is about the very real relationship between YaHavah, Jesus, and you, which is the action of the seven-spirit anointing of being born again in the Spirit of YaHavah.

Proverbs 1:20-23 20—Wisdom cries without; uttering a loud voice in the streets: 21—crying out in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city utters these words, [saying], 22—how long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 23—Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out My Spirit to you, I will make known my words to you.

He will make known his words, means he will give knowledge and understanding of himself. To hate knowledge is to choose ignorance; ignorance is one of the seven spirits of lawlessness.

Sorting out varied interpretations of Bible doctrines to find the right one can be an arduous and perplexing task. The safest way is to focus on what the Bible teaches—clearly speaks without anything added from outside knowledge—and then use that to test everything else. Strive for answers that are Biblically intuitive and definitive. The Bible really does interpret itself, but it does take time to study the Bible’s connections. Avoid theoretical supposition without clearly defined Biblical answers, and avoid Bible teachers who refer more to scholarly works and extra Biblical terms than to the Bible.

The Bible’s sequence of fulfillment

All the following references explain what the anointing is and the sequence of fulfillment:

  1. Promised anointing of Jesus in the seven spirits of YaHavah (Isaiah 11:1-2)
  2. Prophesied anointing of Jesus called the Holy one (Daniel 9:24)
  3. Fulfillment of the anointing represented by the descending dove and confirming voice of YaHavah (Matthew 3:16-17)
  4. Jesus told his disciples that one must be born again in the spirit to enter the Kingdom of YaHavah (John 3:5-8)
  5. Jesus ascended to heaven to receive the Kingdom of YaHavah and release the outpouring of the seven-spirit anointing to all who accept the whole truth of Jesus Christ (Revelation 5:6)
  6. The fulfillment of the outpouring of the seven-spirit anointing was announced by wind in the upper room and manifested boldly by flames upon the heads of the twelve disciples. This momentous occasion happened ten days after Jesus ascended to heaven to receive his Father’s Kingdom and the Book of Life, aka, the seven-sealed scroll. One must be born again in the Spirit of YaHavah to see the Kingdom of YaHavah through Jesus Christ. The Bible also describes the anointing as the baptism of Jesus and baptism in the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:1-4)

Revelation 5:6 is seldom, if ever, taught as part of the Holy Spirit baptism, because the pre-tribulation rapture theory has robbed believers of its importance. They by-pass the outpouring of the seven spirits, altogether because they believe it is part of a future event. It has been only in the past five years that commentators have begun to look at the seven spirits, even so, they miss the reason for the seven-spirit anointing.

On Being Sealed for Salvation

Jesus repeatedly told his disciples he had to go to be glorified before the promised Spirit (Comforter) could come to them.

Jesus ascended to heaven to receive the Kingdom of YHVH and release the outpouring of the seven-spirit anointing to all who accept the whole truth of Jesus Christ. The timing is the ten days between his ascension into heaven and the Day of Pentecost.

In my opinion, the following list of seven anointing references are the most important verses in the entire Bible regarding being born again.

Psalm 110:4—Jesus was consecrated as High Priest forever in the order of Melchizedek (Hebrew 7:20-28

  1. Isaiah 11:1-2—Promised anointing of Jesus in the seven spirits of YaHavah
  2. Daniel 9:24—Daniel prophesied the anointing of Jesus who YaHavah identified as the Holy one
  3. Matthew 3:16-17—Fulfillment of the anointing represented by the descending dove and voice of YHVH.
  4. John 3:5-8—Jesus told his disciples that one must be born again in the spirit to see the Kingdom of YHVH.
  5. Revelation 5:6— 6—And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the Four Living Creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of YHVH sent forth into all the earth. 7—And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. (Acts 2:1-4; Isaiah 11:1)
  6. Acts 2:1-4— The manifestation of the Comforter by the seven-spirit anointing was evidenced by a wind in the upper room and flames over the heads of the disciples. One must be born again in the Spirit of YaHavah to see the Kingdom of YHVH.

The first three items reference prophecies for Jesus’ anointing in the seven spirits in fulfillment of Isaiah 11:1-5 and the prophecy of his name Immanuel, meaning YHVH with us. Each true believer of Jesus receives the same seven-spirit anointing in fulfillment of Revelation 5:6 and Acts 2:1-4; that is if there are no false doctrines about YaHavah and Jesus blocking the way.

Pray with a sincere desire for YaHavah to reveal any false doctrines.

Primary Instructions on Spirit

  1. Isaiah 11:1-2 for what the seven spirits of YaHavah are
  2. Revelation 5:6 for the fulfillment of the promise of the Comforter depicted as the eyes of YaHavah and the seven spirits of YaHavah
  3. Galatians 5 for the fruit of the spirit of both good and evil
  4. Proverbs Chapters 1-9—instructions in listening and obedience to both human father and heavenly father, YaHavah
  5. Proverbs Chapters 10-18—instructional contrasts between good and evil using the seven spirits
  6. Proverbs Chapters 19-23—instructions on conduct
  7. Proverbs Chapters 24-31—general guidelines

I love YaHavah’s perfection and consistency because I can depend on his doctrines and commands to be the same for everyone. Lists like this would have no meaning, if YaHavah were not consistent and trustworthy. The following chart would have no meaning, if he were not consistent and trustworthy.

How YaHavah uses the seven spirits

Proverbs 8 is a good place to begin learning how YaHavah uses his seven spirits to grow a worthy people for his Kingdom.  Below is my take on Proverbs 8 and everything I’ve learned about YaHavah and Jesus.

YaHavah created man (Adam) to have fellowship with himself. Fellowship implies likeness; the Bible teaches that YaHavah created man in his likeness. He is Spirit, so he created man as a spirit being. He made the human spirit finite to live in a house of flesh and bone. Adam started his life having access to YaHavah’s wisdom and knowledge, which he used in naming all the plants and animals and caring for the Garden of YaHavah. Fellowship with YaHavah also implies his counsel and understanding. Man must have YaHavah’s counsel and understanding to learn how to live by his standards.  Adam lived a good life under YaHavah’s standards, until another influence tempted him and he failed to fear YaHavah. Under grace, the strength to overcome Satan’s temptations is in the Spirit of YaHavah through Jesus. (This agrees with Proverbs 2, which is also about how YaHavah uses his seven spirits)

The bolded words are the seven spirits of Isaiah 11:1-2; the same seven spirits in which Jesus was anointed and the twelve disciples received on the Day of Pentecost, when the seven spirits were sent out into the world. (Revelation 5:6)  The seven-spirit anointing was received by Jesus after his baptism by John (Isaiah 11:1-3; Mt. 3:16; Mk 1:10-11; Lk. 3:22; Jn. 1:32-33) This anointing was prophesied in Daniel 9:24.

The Bible’s representation and purpose of YaHavah’s seven spirits:

  1. The seven spirits represent the person of YHVH in the action of his Holy Spirit within the Kingdom of YHVH.
  2. The seven lamps in the Tabernacle and temple Holy Place represent the seven spirits. (Ex. 25:21-35; 37:17-20; Zech. 4:2-3; Rev. 4:5)
  3. The seven churches of Revelation demonstrate the action of the seven spirits of good and evil. (Rev. 3:1-Sardis)
  4. The seven horns on the slain lamb represent the power of the Spirit in Jesus Christ and his leadership. (Rev. 5:6)
  5. The seven eyes of YHVH are the seven spirits released into the earth. (Rev. 5:6)
  6. The outpouring at Pentecost. (Acts 22-4; Jn. 15:26; Rev. 5:6)
  7. The seven-spirit anointing is necessary for entrance into the Kingdom of YHVH through the baptism of Jesus. (Jn. 3:5, 16) This is the action of being born again by the Spirit of YaHavah.

What you see here is the basis of all my books.

Look for my latest to be published on Amazon.com this month, September, 2017.
Title: The Case of the Triple Hook of Death.

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BEWARE OF THE DEADLY MYSTERY EXCUSE

Did you know that there is not one Spirit inspired Bible truth that has not been hidden by Satan’s mystery inspired deceit?  The mystery excuse may be the greatest source of Satan’s control over the Church for the past 2,000 years.  Con artists have been using the concept of mystery from the beginning.  Mystery is about control.  Two old sailors are sitting in a bar swapping sea stories all night long to see who is best.  The one who can create the greatest mystery in his tales is the one who wins.  After all, who can challenge a mystery that is too difficult to understand, except for the one who devised the mystery in the first place?

When it comes to Bible questions, most people go to their pastor or another trusted person to ask questions about the Bible.  Today, there is anonymity in Googling questions.  The one who can answer the question with the most mystery is the one who gains control.  The Googler will often be satisfied that the question does not have a clear and complete answer.  The mystery wins again and the one who did not persevere is dragged farther away from the true.

With all the knowledge and mystery available in the cyber world, the Kingdom of YaHavah seems to be ignored.  Yet the Bible says YaHavah is the first person to ask and the first person with whom to seek counsel.  He tells us in the Bible that he is our teacher and counselor and He will direct our paths, meaning he will direct us to the right answers by His Spirit and in His inspired word.  Understanding the Bible is not difficult when you possess the spirit of His understanding.  It is part of the seven-spirit anointing of rebirth in His Spirit for entrance into the Kingdom of YaHavah.  YaHavah inspired the Scriptures and He will inspire those seeking Him through Jesus to understand them, also.  That concept is no more illogical than trusting a parent, pastor, school teacher, or college professor to teach the topics in which they are trained.  What is so difficult about trusting the one person in the entirety of creation who has all knowledge, to teach and counsel with right(eous) knowledge?  That, my friends, is the true and only mystery in YaHavah’s great creation.  Everything else is on a “need to know” basis.  When we “need to know,” there will be no mystery.  FYI, the Bible is always “need to know.”

Each true Bible doctrine is consistent with every connected doctrine throughout the Bible, whereas, lies are not.  Lies will always have one or more voids somewhere in their chain of evidence, or will carry the excuse that it is a mystery and cannot be fully understood.  I have heard the mystery excuse repeated many times about such topics as end time prophecy, the personal Hebrew name of our Creator, and the relationship between YaHavah, his Holy Spirit, and Jesus.

Be responsible believers in the family of YaHavah and Jesus; learn how you can be spiritually and intellectually proactive in the preservation of YaHavah’s truth within the Church Body and the world.  Go into your prayer closet and ask YaHavah to guide you to others who follow His guidelines and truth.

Peace and YaHavah’s love and wisdom to you and your loved ones.

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The Time is Short: Understanding End Time Prophecy

Announcing a new publication: “The Time is Short: Understanding End Time Prophecy” is about balance between what the Bible teaches and living the Christian life; I call it Smartlife.  Have this book handy on your smartphone to build your Smartlife by helping others to understand end time prophecy by the Bible. 

Looking for a reliable timeline based on Bible standards?  The Bible does have a timeline, but not the one most prophecy teachers are using.  Most are based on the seven seals of the scroll in Revelation.  Sadly, that time line is “a little truth mixed with a lot of opinion” and that is why there are so many different ones.  The real timeline, with dependable Bible standards, is in the Book of Daniel, within God’s calendar of seventy sevens.  God’s calendar follows all of the Bible’s prophecy parameters and standards, including those within the scroll with seven seals.  Now you can be ready to answer tough end time questions, but most of all, you can be ready for Jesus when he comes back.  Don’t be left behind because you followed doctrines that are not in full alignment with the Bible.

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Trailing Jesus’ Purpose Through the Word, Begotten

Today’s blog is on John 1:29-34 .

This tidbit of Bible knowledge about Jesus begins with the word, begotten.  I’ve heard many discussions on that word, but none could come to one definitive conclusion.  This dictionary definition seems to clarify the issue.

Begotten: v.t. ‌ ‌be-got, be-got-ten‌ ‌be-got, be-get-ting.‌   1. ‌ (esp. of a male parent) to generate (offspring). (Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc.)

Begotten was typically used by a male parent.  This Middle English word speaks volumes for the truth about Jesus being human and sinless.  Only human fathers passed Adam’s sin to their offspring.  This is also in line with male genealogies in the Bible.  Adam’s sin was not passed on to Jesus, because his father was the one who created Adam who brought sin into the world.  His human mother could not pass Adam’s sin on to her son.  Jesus has two genealogies in the Bible that show his birthright to the throne of David, because Joseph and Mary were both of the tribe of Judah in direct line to David through the branches of his sons, Solomon and Nathan.  Joseph descended through Solomon and Mary descended through Nathan.  Jesus’ genealogy through his mother is through her father back to Adam.  However, Jesus’ father created Adam, so his personal genealogy is the shortest in the history of humankind, YaHavah to Jesus.

So, you see, begotten really does say a lot about Jesus’ birth and there is much more said throughout the Bible.  Begotten of YaHavah circumvented the sin issue, now let’s look at how that affects humankind.

(John 1:29-34, Word of YHVH Bible (WYB )  29The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of YHVH, which takes away the sin of the world.  30This is he of whom I said, After me comes a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.  31And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

32And John bare record, saying, I saw [YHVH’s] Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.   33And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said to me, “upon whom you shall see My Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizes with [My] Holy Spirit.”  34And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of YHVH

Even though Jesus and John the Baptist were cousins in the tribes of Judah and Levi and their mothers were well known to each other, as reported by Luke, John is reported here as saying, “I knew him not” and “he was before me.”

Luke reported the birth of both John and Jesus and John was born three months before Jesus, so, how could Jesus be before John?

John learned the scriptures through his father, who was a Levite priest.  He knew the prophecies of the coming Messiah and that he himself was called to witness and acknowledge the Messiah as the Lamb of YaHavah.  John knew Jesus was in YaHavah’s plan from the beginning of creation; therefore, being in YaHavah’s pre-creation plan, the son of YHVH was before him, even before John and Jesus were born.  They each had a purpose in YaHavah’s plan to destroy the sin of Adam in the world and the instigator of that sin, Satan.

John was called to baptize (human flesh) in water and witness the entrance of Messiah who would baptize (human spirit) in the Spirit of YaHavah.   The baptism of John is the washing in water to repentance.  (Matthew 3:11; Acts 13:24; Luke 20:1-8; Acts 19:1-5; Acts 20:22-26) Spirit baptism through Jesus is to salvation.  Together, they wash both the outside and inside, the flesh and the spirit.  Flesh is flesh and spirit is spirit.

(John 3:5-8, WYB)  5Jesus answered, In truth, I say to you, Except a man be born of water, even Yah’s Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of YHVH.   6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of (YHVH’s) Spirit is spirit.  7Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again.  8The wind blows where it will, and you hear the sound thereof, but cannot tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of (YHVH’s) Spirit.

Jesus’ intent in verse 5 was to show that the (Living) Water of YaHavah’s Spirit and the (Living) Water of His Word washes (baptizes) the human spirit.

The sign for the entrance of Messiah was the descending dove onto the shoulder of Jesus and the confirming voice of his Father from heaven.  The dove represented the prophesied anointing of the Holy One in the Spirit of YaHavah. (Isaiah 11:1-5; Daniel 9:24) The Hebrew Messiah and the Greek Christos mean, anointed in the Spirit of YaHavah.  To full-fledged believers of Jesus, the same anointing is for the spirit to be born again to become Christians (anointed ones) whose new home is in the Kingdom of Heaven.  They live in the world but not of the world.

In answer to some criticisms, I realize that my writing style is definitive and often sounds absolute, leaving my readers seemingly with no response.  This is a trait that often offends others. However, when writing about the Bible one should clearly define the truth of the Bible.  It is a book of awareness and answers, not questions and wavering notions of what someone thinks it says.  YaHavah is the teacher of all who are reborn by His Spirit.  That is a joy to my heart that makes me want to shout the truth from roof-tops (or worldwide by the internet).  I am not ashamed of the truth.

Apostle John and John the Baptist reported the truth straight up and without shame.  Saying I am not ashamed of the truth is not arrogance, but humility, because the truth belongs to YaHavah and Jesus, and all who are now part of the Kingdom of YaHavah.

May the peace of YaHavah be with you all.

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Why did John the Baptist say Jesus was before him, when he was born before Jesus?

 

John 1:29-34 — John Witnesses the Anointing of Jesus

29The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of YHVH, which takes away the sin of the world.  30This is he of whom I said, After me comes a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.  31And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

32And John bare record, saying, I saw (YHVH’s) Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.   33And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said to me, “upon whom you shall see My Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizes with [My] Holy Spirit.”  34And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of YHVH.

Even though Jesus and John were cousins in the tribes of Levi and Judah, and their mothers were well known to each other, John states, “I knew him not” and “he was before me.”  John was born three months before Jesus, so, how could Jesus be before John?  John knew the prophecies of the coming Messiah and that he himself was called to witness and acknowledge the Messiah as the Lamb of YaHavah; therefore, John knew Jesus was in the plan of YaHavah from the beginning, even before John and Jesus were born.  Other Scriptures tell us that YaHavah created the heavens and earth for Jesus.

John, who was called to baptize in water, was also called to witness the entrance of the one who would baptize in the Spirit of YaHavah.  The Spirit descending onto the shoulder of Jesus was the sign that Jesus was the one and only begotten Son of YaHavah.

I’ve heard many discussions on the word, begotten never any firm decision on what it meant.  So I looked it up on my Toshiba edition Dictionary.

Begotten: v.t. ‌ ‌be-got, be-got-ten‌ ‌be-got, be-get-ting.‌   1. ‌ (esp. of a male parent) to generate (offspring). (Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc.)

Begotten is a Middle English word that speaks volumes for the truth about Jesus being born sinless.  Begotten was typically used by a male parent.  This is in line with the passing of Adam’s sin only by human fathers and genealogies recorded through the males.  Adam’s sin was not passed on the Jesus because his father was the one who created Adam.  Jesus’ genealogy, though listed in the Bible through Mary’s father back to Adam, is the shortest genealogy ever listed.  It goes from father to son; YaHavah to Jesus.  There are no father to son generations between them.

So, you see, begotten really does say a lot about Jesus’ birth and there is much more said throughout the Bible.

Next time we will attend the wedding in Cana of Galilee for another interesting tidbit about Jesus.

 

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Christian Living in Psalms and Proverbs

The Spirit sidetracked me from working on my New Testament Study/Commentary series to do a book on the Psalms and Proverbs.  When I indexed the chapter topics, I realized why YaHavah directed me to add these headings to the Word of YHVH Bible (WYB). (WYB) revisions will be published November 2017)  This blog is to share the amazing realization of what those headings mean in the knowledge of YaHavah and Jesus.   I hope it will be helpful to my readers in their daily contemplations on the wonders of YaHavah and Jesus.

Much of what David wrote in the Psalms is about his afflictions by oppressors, seen and unseen.  There are sixty-six books in the Judeo/Christian Bible.  Thirty-nine of those books are Old Testament with a constant call to turn to YaHavah as opposed to the evil brought into this world by Lucifer, aka, Satan.  The twenty-seven books of the New Testament continue that call through the Son of YaHavah, Jesus, in preparation for the final destruction of Satan, his evil, and all who do not listen to and love YaHavah.  Long story made short, the Bible is the testimony of YaHavah’s great love for his creation; but, also of the great war between YaHavah and Satan that began with Satan’s rebellion in heaven before the creation of the heavens and earth we know.  The effects of that war are written from the heart of David, Solomon, and other authors in the Psalms, Proverbs, and throughout the Bible to teach all people to give glory to YaHavah for the peace he offers through his son, Jesus Christ.

In my opinion, Psalms and Proverbs should be among the first books used in teaching new Bible students about YHVH (YaHavah).  Unfortunately, they are not.  These books are usually relegated to the classification of “boring” along with genealogies and the repetition of Israel’s history.  Every time I think how boring something is, the Spirit of YaHavah gives me a book or article project to teach me his purpose in it.  They are lessons on how He instills His life in a world filled with the death of Satan’s oppressive evil.  Learning how to read the Psalms and Proverbs, and apply their teaching to everyday life is just as important as learning what Jesus taught, because the sentiments of these books are the core of what he taught.

Evil shows its face in the oppressors who are against YaHavah’s righteous line from Seth (third son of Adam) to Jesus (first and only son of YaHavah), and thereafter to the end.  In his Psalms, David, the righteous king of Judah, expresses the anguish caused by oppression from other humans and the whispering enchantments of fallen angels.  It surrounded him constantly.  Even so, he expresses his love and trust in YaHavah throughout his reign as king and in his writings.

Today the oppressors have different faces, but inflict the same anguish David felt, which is why the Psalms are useful to every generation.  I wish a list like this had been available to me in my first years in Christianity.

The following is a sampling of an index of chapter headings in affirmation of the usefulness of Psalms and Proverbs in learning more about YaHavah (YHVH) and Jesus.

BOOK 1 — PSALMS 1-41 — ON THE SOVEREIGNTY OF YHVH

Psalm 1 — Walk in YHVH’s Counsel
Psalm 2 — Prophecy of the Birth of the Son of YHVH, JESUS
Psalm 3 — YHVH is My Shield
Psalm 4 — Put Your Trust in YHVH

Psalm 8 — YHVH, Your Name is Excellent in all the Earth
Psalm 9 — YHVH is My Refuge
Psalm 10 — YHVH Prepares the Humble Heart

Psalm 13 — YHVH is Light and Life
Psalm 14 — Only Fools Say There is no Elohim (God)

Psalm 21 — Trust in YHVH Always
Psalm 22 — Declaration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Psalm 23 — YHVH is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want
Psalm 24 — The Way of Revival

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THE BOOK OF PROVERBS

Proverbs is among the books of wisdom for its teaching on moral and ethical principles.  It is, also, an excellent source for learning about the seven spirits of YHVH and how to recognize and avoid their opposite spirits of sin.

The student of the Proverbs can learn what YaHavah’s Spirit reveals about the Christian walk and learn what YHVH wants each believer to know about himself and the believer’s relationship with Himself and Jesus.

Proverbs 8 is an excellent lesson on the work and value of the seven spirits of YHVH, such as how YHVH uses these seven spirits to instill and teach his wisdom and righteousness to faithful believers.

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The Foundation

Continuing John’s Gospel Study Notes. . .

JOHN 1 — THE FOUNDATION

1:1-5 (WYB) — John Gives Glory to YHVH

1—In the beginning was the word, and the word was in YHVH Elohim, and the word was YHVH.  2—His word was in the beginning in YHVH.  3—All things were made by (reason of) YHVH and without YHVH was not anything made that was made.  4—In YHVH is his Spirit; and his Spirit is the light of men.  5—And the light (of his Spirit) shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Now we can get into the meat of John 1:1-5 and why these five verses are about YHVH and no one else.  In Matthew Chapter 2, we learned how the pagan sun-god, Mithra, infiltrated Christian doctrine by the Trinity Tradition. Because 1:1-5 is a designated key proof-text for the Trinity doctrine, we must determine if anything was altered to make it so.  (Proof-texts using the capitalized Word: John 1:1, 14, 1John 5:7; Revelation 19:13.  These, too, were researched thoroughly and corrected in the Word of YHVH Bible.)

Compare the wording of the above corrected verses with the King James Version (KJV) below.  Glory is given to Jesus as Creator and giver of light. (Shades of Mithra)

John 1:1-5 (KJV) — In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

The King James Version of this passage appears to say that Jesus is YaHavah and the Creator of all.  This is in contradiction to the Old Testament prophecies of the Son of YaHavah.  YaHavah cannot be his own son, neither can Jesus be his Father.  They are two separate persons.  Even the Trinity doctrine agrees: Father is not Son, and Son is not Father.  The concept of turning father and son into one person is willful sin against our Creator, YaHavah.  Dividing one person into two persons, as done with Father and his own Spirit, is also willful sin against YaHavah.

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Figure 1 Trinitarian Formula

Another problem is that most interpreters believe John’s opening verses of his Gospel refer to Jesus as the Logos (Word).  The inference is made by the capitalization of (Word).

Anytime a Bible student wants to understand the meaning and reasoning behind the writer’s words, he or she must research how certain words and inferences are used throughout the Bible and in the original language.  This must be done to circumvent possible translation and/or expositor errors.  My own research was done to understand why Church doctrine attributes the Greek word, Logos, to Jesus in these verses.  If there is an error and not understood as an error, it will not be corrected in other Scriptures and Church creeds.

There are two doctrinal errors in verses one and two attached to the KJV:
1) understanding the meaning of Logos, and
2) understanding who God (Greek, Theos) is in these two verses and elsewhere in the New Testament (NT).

Strong’s Bible Dictionary states that Logos means, something said (Including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation;

Strong apparently was a Trinitarian, because his computation included this: specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ).  Divine expression is YaHavah’s spoken words, or thoughts, or His reasoning.  Logos is never used as a name anywhere in the Bible (NT) except as an addition for “proof text” by Trinitarians.

The Greek language is not as precise concerning YHVH and Jesus as thought by many.  For example: In Luke 4:12 (WYB), Jesus quoted Deuteronomy 6:16 when he answered the devil’s third temptation.

12And Jesus answering, said to him, It is said, You shall not tempt YHVH your Elohim.” 

In the KJV, YHVH and Elohim are turned around to the Lord your God (in Greek, kurios your Theos).

In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus quoted the original Hebrew.  In the Greek, kurios is an epithet meaning supremacy and used as a title of respect, such as Mr., lord, master, or sir.  Strong’s Bible Dictionary includes the word God in his definition of kurios; however, God is a substitute for the Hebrew, Elohim and the Greek, Theos.  Elohim is an epithet of respect.  Theos is the Greek substitute for YHVH.  Kurios is also an epithet of respect.  Mixed intent can only lead to confusion of whom the word, God, is referring.

Translations and substitutes tend to lose the original meaning or intent.  That is why researching whole Bible context is so important.  Suffice it to say that neither Jesus nor his disciples ever referred to Jesus as Elohim or another god, even though he was respectfully referred to by the epithet, kurios, translated to master or lord.  Both, YaHavah and Jesus were respectfully referred to in Greek by the epithet, kurios, but with entirely different intent of meaning, yet full of respect.

Jesus is never referred to as Theos in the Greek language; therefore, Theos should have been translated to YHVH to avoid mixed usage of the ambiguous word, God.  Theos refers to YHVH, except when the context is of idols.  The same is true of the Hebrew epithet, Elohim.

Verse two states the same as verse one, yet with more clarity.

Verse three tells us that YHVH is the Creator of all things by his own plan.

Verse four tells us two things; the Holy Spirit is the person of YHVH and His Spirit anoints those who love and believe in him.

Verse five explains that some will remain in darkness because they will not believe.

These five verses are consistent with other Scriptures that say essentially the same thing.

To be continued..

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