All the Sons of Cain Are Abel

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All the Sons of Cain Are Abel
All the Sons of Cain Are Abel
“… Adam had known Chavah (Eve) his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain (Qayin), and said, I
have gotten a man from Yahweh. And she again bore his brother Abel (Hevel). And Abel was a
guardian of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought from the fruit of the ground an
offering to Yahweh. And Abel, also brought of the bechorot (Firstlings) of his flock and of its fat. And
Yahweh had respect for Abel and his offering: but to Cain and to his offering He had not respect.
And Cain was very angry, and his face displayed hate. And Yahweh said to Cain, Why are you
angered and annoyed? And why is your face displaying hate? If you do well, shall you not be accepted?
And if you do not do well, sin lies at your door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: Let us go out into the plain.
And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother,
and killed him.
And Yahweh said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother?
And he said, I don’t know: Am I my brother's guardian?
And He said, What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood (dahm) cries to Me from
the ground.
And now are you cursed from the earth, that has opened its mouth to receive your brother's
blood from your hand; when you till the ground, it shall not from now on yield to you its strength; a
fugitive and a wanderer shall you be in the earth.
And Cain said to Yahweh, My punishment is greater than I can bear. See, You have driven
me out this day from the face of the earth; and from Your face shall I be hidden; and I shall be a
fugitive and a wanderer in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that finds me shall try
and kill me.
And Yahweh said to him, Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him
sevenfold. And Yahweh set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
And Cain went out from the presence of Yahweh, and dwelt in the land of Wanderings
(Nod), to the east of Gan Ayden. (Genesis 4:1-16)”
Abel to Live a Short But Righteous Life
In Genesis 4 we find the short but holy life of Abel. We are introduced to the first homicide –
Cain murdering his little brother Abel. This is all most people know about Abel. But did you know that the
reason for the homicide was jealousy over the Heavenly Father’s presence? And did you know that Abel,
as a righteous Zaddokite priest, helped establish the House of Yahweh?
As a Zaddokite Abel offered up bechorot (Firstlings) offerings to Yahweh and He accepted it as a
righteous sacrifice. Yahweh recognized Abel’s works as mitzvoth (acts of loving kindness) and thus
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counted it as righteousness by accepting his sacrifices. “And Abel, also brought of the bechorot
(Firstlings) of his flock and of its fat. And Yahweh had respect for Abel and his offering…”
Abel is called “guardian of sheep” which is translated from the Hebrew word “ra`ah” meaning
shepherd or teacher of the flock or of the multitude - tso'n or Tsion.
Abel then as a teacher of righteousness was a testimony to Tsion (Israel). His ministry was to be
an example to all of Tsion or Israel as a type of Messiah whose blood still cries out today in the clarity of
salvation.
“And it shall be our righteousness (tzedakah), if we observe (shomer) to do all these mitzvoth before
Yahweh our Elohim, as He has commanded us. (Deuteronomy 6:25)”
Cain on the other hand was “a tiller of the ground” connected to this Earth. Cain was an
interesting figure. When Adam and Chavah sinned they were driven from the intimacy of the Garden of
Eden and the concentrated Presence that the Garden enjoyed. Broken hearted they left the only home they
had ever known estranged from the only Father they had ever known. Before leaving the Heavenly Father
gave these series of promises: “Yahweh Elohim said to the serpent, "Because you have done this,
cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you
will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between
your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."
To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will
give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you."
To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I
commanded you, 'You must not eat of it. Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil
you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat
the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the
ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return. (Genesis 3:14-19)"
So when Yahweh gave Chavah a child she named him Cain and said, "With the help of Yahweh
I have brought forth a man. (Genesis 4:1)" The baby’s name being a play on words from the Hebrew
word “qanithi” "I have gotten, obtained, created, made," and Qayin, the Hebrew version of "Cain," the
Received One. Chavah thinks this baby will be the “offspring” – the Messiah – that will crush HaSatan’s
head that will ultimately avenge their lost position and restore them to the Garden of Eden, in other words a
kinsman Redeemer.
Because of this Cain grew up with a manic understanding of what his role should be. Also, he was
the firstborn and it was understood that he should take the dominant role as priest in the family after Adam.
He longed for the intimacy of the Garden. Everything he did was in respect to the restoration. However
one must be careful to work for Yahweh and not at Yahweh.
And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought from the fruit of the ground an
offering to Yahweh. And Abel, also brought of the bechorot (Firstlings) of his flock and of its fat.
How did they know the intricacies of making sacrifice? How did they know to bring the first fruits? How
did Abel know that the fat belongs to Yahweh? There is only one way they could have known and that was
by Yahweh teaching them His priestcraft.
Cain brought from the fruit of the ground an offering to Yahweh. And Abel, also brought of
the bechorot (Firstlings) of his flock and of its fat. And Yahweh had respect for Abel and his offering:
but to Cain and to his offering He had not respect.
According to the Rabbis, the first mowed (appointed times) took place in Genesis 4:3-7, where
Abel correctly kept the Passover by offering a first born lamb, and Cain brought an offering more suitable
for the Feast of Tabernacles, the work of His hands. Abel’s offering was accepted, Cain’s was not.
“By faith Abel offered to Yahweh a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he
obtained witness that he was righteous, Yahweh testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead
still speaks. (Hebrews 11:4)”
Cain was very angry, and his face displayed hate. And Yahweh said to Cain, Why are you
angered and annoyed? And why is your face displaying hate? If you do well, shall you not be accepted?
And if you do not do well, sin lies at your door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.
Obviously, there was contention between Cain and Abel. It is imperative that before you worship
and bring your offerings that you settle the conflict between you and another member of the Covenant or
else your offering cannot and will not be accepted as a sacrifice.
"You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, 'You shall not murder'; and 'whoever
murders shall be liable to judgment.' But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister,
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you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council;
and if you say, 'You fool,' you will be liable to the hell of fire. So when you are offering your gift at
the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift
there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer
your gift. Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or
your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown
into prison. Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. (Matthew 5:
21-26)”
Yahweh warned Cain that sin lies at the door. Like a lion seeking whom he may devour sin lies at
our door and waits for us to open the door and become its next victim. Sin is always just on the other side
of the door of our hearts. Sin is always willing to come into our hearts, yet, there is a natural barrier
between our hearts and sin called the conscience. Sin cannot come into our lives unless we invite sin into
our hearts through the door of our senses.
“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for
someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8)”
“Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he
murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother's were righteous. (1 John 3:12)”
The Sitre Ahurah (The Dark Side) has a passionate interest in us and will lie in wait, longing for
the opportunities presented by our sins. Having failed to apply the prescribed remedy for sin, Cain was fair
game and the enemy took full advantage of his evil inclination. Please remember, Cain had a relationship
with Yahweh, spoke with and was taught directly by Him, and still committed a grievous sin. It's a striking
example of the pervasiveness of the evil inclination introduced into the human gene pool, and should
remind us all of our tendency toward sin, no matter how "spiritual" we think we are, or how strongly rooted
in our faith.
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim
we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives. (1 John 1:810)”
“Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by Yahweh"; for Yahweh cannot be tempted by
evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own
desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is fullgrown, brings forth death. (James 1:13-15)”
Where did Yahweh punish Cain? He punished him in his ministry. Cain was “a tiller of the
ground” so Yahweh said, “And now are you cursed from the earth, that has opened its mouth to receive
your brother's blood from your hand; when you till the ground, it shall not from now on yield to you its
strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shall you be in the earth. (Genesis 4:11,12)” He was “a tiller of the
ground” so from now on he was “cursed from the earth.”
The first sin is the sin against the Father. It is the sin of rebellion. The Father has promised that if
we eat of the Tree of Life and do not eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (the Tree of Rule),
waiting on Him to teach us what He wants us to know He will walk with us in the cool of the day. Adam
chose to try and make himself equal to Elohim. Abraham, in stark contrast, showed true patience, and
became a "prince of Yahweh" to the people (Genesis 23:6).
The second sin is the sin against the Son. It is the sin of murderous intent against the family. It
takes place in the home: we harbor our most murderous feelings towards those closest to us. Cain murdered
Abel. Jacob wrestled with Isaac, Esau, and Laban, but more importantly with the Adam Kadmon, the
express image of Yahweh, the pre-incarnate only begotten Son, wrestling with Him to receive the blessing
he so passionately wanted to the extent he would even lie, cheat and steal to get it. Because of “teshuvah”
returning to Yahweh and receiving that blessing the right way by holding on to the Covenant until he
received his blessing, Jacob came to have peace with Esau and for a time enjoyed the Promise Land.
Diagnosis: Murder
“And Cain talked with Abel his brother: Let us go out into the plain. (Genesis 4:8-11)” Cain
takes Abel to a plain, why? I believe it is because it is in “the plain” that Abel had built a House for
Yahweh. Later we will see the importance of this special place that Abel built.
“And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother,
and killed him.
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And Yahweh said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? (At this special place Yahweh talks to
mankind.)
And he said, I don’t know: Am I my brother's guardian?
And He said, What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood (dahm) cries to Me from
the ground. And now are you cursed from the earth, that has opened its mouth to receive your brother's
blood from your hand…(Genesis 4:9-11)”
When Cain received his punishment what was his reaction? If he was upset merely by Abel having a better
sacrifice you would expect him to reveal that in his sudden reaction but he did not. He in fact does betray his reason
for his behavior. He was manic about the Presence. He was so in love with our Heavenly Father he offered up the
intimate offering of Tabernacles not realizing that before one can enjoy the Presence one has to receive the atonement
of the Lamb for the remission of sin. Seeing Abel enjoying the Presence and him being denied he flew into a rage and
devise the plan to take Abel to his special place – his House of Yahweh – and there he killed him. It is when Yahweh
speaks from the Heavens and inquires on the where abouts of Abel that Cain is put on the defensive. Yahweh sees
through his lies and sentences him for murder – being cut off. Once he receives his sentence of punishment Cain says:
"My punishment is more than I can bear. Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be
hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill
me. (Genesis 4:13,14)"
Yahweh is touched by Cain’s righteous offering of a broken and contrite spirit. “The sacrifices of
Elohim are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O Elohim, you will not despise. (Psalm
51:17)”
“But Yahweh said to him, "Not so; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times
over." Then Yahweh put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. So Cain went
out from Yahweh's presence and lived in the land of Wanderings, east of Eden. (Genesis 4:15,16)”
Yahweh took mercy on Cain. He was banished to wandering the land east of Eden, but his life was
spared: Yahweh put a mark on Cain so that no one would kill him. Literally, Yahweh would be his avenger.
“It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and
their doom rushes upon them. (Deuteronomy 32:35)"
“Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for Yahweh's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to
avenge; I will repay," says Yahweh. (Romans 12:19)”
Somehow, through it all, Yahweh continued to love Cain, despite the fact that Cain didn’t seem
particularly loveable. In the marvel that we call mercy, Yahweh reaches out to save Cain at the very
moment when the blood of Abel is still on his hands, when the blood of Abel is heard crying from the earth.
Cain’s bloody hands and Yahweh’s mark of protection – if you can hold those two images together, you are
approaching the wonder of the Full Message of the Yahweh’s love. Why doesn’t the cry of Abel’s blood
have the last word? Because only Yahweh gets to have the last word, and that word is life and that more
abundantly.
"Because he loves me," says Yahweh, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my
name (Yahweh). He will call upon me, and I will answer him (“…everyone who calls on the name of
Yahweh will be saved…(Joel 2:32) Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13); I will be with him in trouble, I will
deliver him and honor him. With long life (eternal life) will I satisfy him and show him my salvation
(YahShua). (Psalm 91:14-16 )"
“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of Yahweh! How unsearchable his
judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of Yahweh? Or who has
been his counselor? (Isaiah 40:13)" Who has ever given to Yahweh, that Yahweh should repay him?
(Job 41:11)" For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever!
Amien. (Romans 11:33-36)”
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Yahweh. For as the
heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways than your ways, and my thoughts than your
thoughts (Isaiah 55:9)."
Because of the insecurity Cain felt, he thought the way to have security was to have people around
him so he started building the first city: “Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son
Enoch. (Genesis 4:17)”
That is not to say that there were no consequences for Cain’s actions of murdering his brother,
there were.
“And Lamech was old and advanced in years, and his eyes were dim that he could not see, and Tubal
Cain, his son, was leading him and it was one day that Lamech went into the field and Tubal Cain his
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son was with him, and whilst they were walking in the field, Cain the son of Adam advanced towards
them; for Lamech was very old and could not see much, and Tubal Cain his son was very young.
And Tubal Cain told his father to draw his bow, and with the arrows he smote Cain, who
was yet far off, and he slew him, for he appeared to them to be an animal. And the arrows entered
Cain's body although he was distant from them, and he fell to the ground and died. And Yahweh
requited Cain's evil according to his wickedness, which he had done to his brother Abel, according to
the word of Yahweh which he had spoken.
And it came to pass when Cain had died, that Lamech and Tubal went to see the animal
which they had slain, and they saw, and behold Cain their grandfather was fallen dead upon the
earth. And Lamech was very much grieved at having done this, and in clapping his hands together
he struck his son and caused his death.
And the wives of Lamech heard what Lamech had done, and they sought to kill him. And
the wives of Lamech hated him from that day, because he slew Cain and Tubal Cain, and the wives of
Lamech separated from him, and would not hearken to him in those days.
And Lamech came to his wives, and he pressed them to listen to him about this matter. And
he said to his wives Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice O wives of Lamech, attend to my words, for now
you have imagined and said that I slew a man with my wounds, and a child with my stripes for their
having done no violence, but surely know that I am old and grey-headed, and that my eyes are heavy
through age, and I did this thing unknowingly.
And the wives of Lamech listened to him in this matter, and they returned to him with the
advice of their father Adam, but they bore no children to him from that time, knowing that Elohim's
anger was increasing in those days against the sons of men, to destroy them with the waters of the
flood for their evil doings. (Book of Jasher 2:26=36)”
“Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have
killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me. If Cain is avenged seven times, then
Lamech seventy-seven times. (Genesis 4:23-25)"
Those who live by the sword, die by the sword (Matthew 26:52) meaning that violent people will
be treated violently themselves.
The Stone of Abel
Before Abel was killed, he had established a place of worship. He had built the primordial House
of Yahweh.
After the death of Samson but before Sha’ul was anointed king over Israel (I Samuel 10:1);
Hophni and Pinchas, sons of Eli the High Priest, had brought the Holy Ark from Shiloh unto the camp of
the Israelites.
At that time, the early Israelites were camped in Ebenezer and were doing battle with the
Philistines. The Philistines, of course, knowing that the Holy Ark had been brought into the Israelites'
camp, feared that the Ark of Yahweh would bring the Israelites special powers. Therefore, the Philistines
quickly mounted a deliberate attack, killed Hophni and Pinchas, and seized the Holy Ark.
Meanwhile, by then Samuel had been established as prophet of Yahweh; and, Samuel had warned
Eli of dire consequences for the disobedience of his sons (I Samuel 3:1-21). So, when Eli heard the news
of the Philistine seizure of the Holy Ark and of the death of his sons, Eli fell over backward, broke his
neck, and died at age 98 (I Samuel 4:1-22).
The Philistines realized that they had done wrong in seizing the Holy Ark when their people began
to experience a plague of hemorrhoidal tumors and rodents. “After the Philistines had captured the Ark
of Elohim, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. Then they carried the ark into Dagon's temple and
set it beside Dagon (a false god having the body of a fish and the head and hands of a man). When the
people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before
the Ark of Yahweh! They took Dagon and put him back in his place. But the following morning
when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the Ark of Yahweh! His
head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained. That
is why to this day neither the priests of Dagon nor any others who enter Dagon's temple at Ashdod
step on the threshold.
Yahweh's hand was heavy upon the people of Ashdod and its vicinity; He brought
devastation upon them and afflicted them with tumors (emerods – hemorrhoidal cancer). And rats
appeared in their land, and death and destruction were throughout the city.
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When the men of Ashdod saw what was happening, they said, "The Ark of the Elohim of
Israel must not stay here with us, because his hand is heavy upon us and upon Dagon our gods." So
they called together all the rulers of the Philistines and asked them, "What shall we do with the Ark
of the Elohim of Israel?"
They answered, "Have the Ark of the Elohim of Israel moved to Gath." So they moved the
Ark of the Elohim of Israel.
But after they had moved it, Yahweh's hand was against that city, throwing it into a great
panic. He afflicted the people of the city, both young and old, with an outbreak of tumors in the groin.
So they sent the Ark of Elohim to Ekron.
As the Ark of Elohim was entering Ekron, the people of Ekron cried out, "They have
brought the Ark of the Elohim of Israel around to us to kill us and our people." So they called
together all the rulers of the Philistines and said, "Send the Ark of the Elohim of Israel away; let it go
back to its own place, or it will kill us and our people." For death had filled the city with panic;
Elohim's hand was very heavy upon it. Those who did not die were afflicted with tumors, and the
outcry of the city went up to heaven.
When the Ark of Yahweh had been in Philistine territory seven months, the Philistines called
for the priests and the diviners and said, "What shall we do with the Ark of Yahweh? Tell us how we
should send it back to its place."
They answered, "If you return the Ark of the Elohim of Israel, do not send it away empty,
but by all means send a guilt offering to him. Then you will be healed, and you will know why his
hand has not been lifted from you."
The Philistines asked, "What guilt offering should we send to him?"
They replied, "Five gold tumors and five gold rats, according to the number of the Philistine
rulers, because the same plague has struck both you and your rulers. Make models of the tumors and
of the rats that are destroying the country, and pay honor to Israel's Elohim. Perhaps He will lift His
hand from you and your gods and your land. Why do you harden your hearts as the Egyptians and
Pharaoh did? When he treated them harshly, did they not send the Israelites out so they could go on
their way? Now then, get a new cart ready, with two cows that have calved and have never been
yoked. Hitch the cows to the cart, but take their calves away and pen them up. Take the Ark of
Yahweh and put it on the cart, and in a chest beside it put the gold objects you are sending back to
him as a guilt offering. Send it on its way, but keep watching it. If it goes up to its own territory,
toward Beth Shemesh, then Yahweh has brought this great disaster on us. But if it does not, then we
will know that it was not his hand that struck us and that it happened to us by chance."
So they did this. They took two such cows and hitched them to the cart and penned up their
calves. They placed the Ark of Yahweh on the cart and along with it the chest containing the gold
rats and the models of the tumors. Then the cows went straight up toward Beth Shemesh, keeping
on the road and lowing all the way; they did not turn to the right or to the left. The rulers of the
Philistines followed them as far as the border of Beth Shemesh.
Now the people of Beth Shemesh were harvesting their wheat in the valley, and when they
looked up and saw the ark, they rejoiced at the sight. The cart came to the field of Joshua of Beth
Shemesh, and there it stopped beside a large rock. The people chopped up the wood of the cart and
sacrificed the cows as a burnt offering to Yahweh. The Levites took down the Ark of Yahweh,
together with the chest containing the gold objects, and placed them on the large rock. On that day
the people of Beth Shemesh offered burnt offerings and made sacrifices to Yahweh. The five rulers of
the Philistines saw all this and then returned that same day to Ekron.
These are the gold tumors the Philistines sent as a guilt offering to Yahweh -one each for
Ashdod, Gaza, Ashkelon, Gath and Ekron. And the number of the gold rats was according to the
number of Philistine towns belonging to the five rulers—the fortified towns with their country
villages. The Rock of Abel, on which they set the Ark of Yahweh, is a witness to this day in the field
of YahShua of Beth Shemesh. (I Samuel 5:1 - 6:18).”
When the Philistines returned the Holy Ark, which they had stolen, the Holy Spirit guided the
cows to the very site where Abel had set up the Holy Altar. This altar is described by the Hebrew 'ôben the
dual of 'eben, the Altar of Ebenezer located at Bet Kar ("house of the ram" or "place of the lamb") (I
Samuel 7:11-12). Ebenezer is called "the stone of help"; whereas, the dual of 'eben is 'ôben meaning a
plurality of stones or an Altar of stones. The second part of the word Ebenezer comes from the Hebrew
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root word 'êzer meaning to aid, help, from 'âzar meaning to surround, protect, or aid. So, the Altar of
Ebenezer is upon the Great Stone of Abel.
To this day the Great Stone Of Abel is a humongous rock situated midway between the modern
towns of Sidot Mikha and Gefen.
The Altar of Ebenezer upon the Great Stone Of Abel consists of two concentric circles of stones
filled with earth, one atop the other: the larger about 40 feet across forms the base, the smaller circle atop
the base is about 14 feet across. A small heap of stones forming the Altar marks the center. This would
latter be the pattern for Moses: “When Moses went and told the people all Yahweh's words and laws,
they responded with one voice, "Everything Yahweh has said we will do." Moses then wrote down
everything Yahweh had said.
He got up early the next morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve
stone pillars representing the twelve tribes of Israel. Then he sent young Israelite men, and they
offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as fellowship offerings to Adonai. (Exodus 24:3-5)”
That the ancients viewed the Great Stone Of Abel as a House of Yahweh is further confirmed by
the fact that people went there to converse with Yahweh.
“Then cried a wise woman out of the city, ‘Listen, listen; Please say to Yoav, come near here, so that
I may speak with you. And when he was come near to her, the woman said, Are you Yoav?’
And he answered, ‘I am he.’
Then she said to him, ‘Hear the words of your handmaid (shiphchah).’
And he answered, ‘I do listen.’
Then she spoke, saying, ‘In former times, they said, They shall surely ask
counsel at Abel: and so all matters were ended. I am one of those that are peaceful and faithful in
Israel: you seek to destroy a city and a Mother in Israel: why will you swallow up the inheritance of
Yahweh?’
And Yoav answered and said, ‘Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up, or
destroy you, or your city. (2 Samuel 20:16-20 )’”
It was always known where the primordial House of Yahweh stood: Abel established it, Enoch
knew it, Noah knew it, Shem knew it, Abraham knew it, Isaac knew it, Jacob knew it, Moses knew it,
Joshua knew it, and Samuel knew it; and they passed it down to the Children of Israel as an inheritance.
This was a place where one could go and inquire of Yahweh and “so all matters were ended.”
Here the righteous could come into the concentrated presence of Yahweh and receive the “Pillar and
Ground of Truth.” And this place served as a prototype of congregational meeting place.
“These things I write to you, hoping to come to you shortly: But if I delay, that you may know how
you ought to behave yourself in House of Yahweh, which is the congregation of the living Elohim,
the pillar and foundation of the Torah of Truth (emet). (1 Timothy 3:14,15)”
I believe this site will once again play an important part in our “Second Exodus.” “The Rock of
Abel, on which they set the Ark of Yahweh, is a witness in the field of YahShua of Beth Shemesh even
unto today. (I Samuel 6:18).”
“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the
sun (Shemesh). (Ecclesiastes 1:9)”
An Altar In the Middle
“In that day (these End Times) there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go
to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. In that
day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. Yahweh Almighty
will bless them, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my
inheritance." (Isaiah 19:23-25)”
"In that day (these End Times) shall there be an altar to Yahweh (an Ebenezer) in the midst of the
land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to Yahweh.
And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto Yahweh of hosts (the Holy Ark) in the land of
Egypt: for they shall cry unto Yahweh because of the oppressors, and He shall send them a savior
(King Messiah YahShua), and a great one, and he shall deliver them. (Isaiah 19:19-20)"
“You have set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, to this day…( Jeremiah 32:20)”
If we follow this highway from the Stone of Abel we past Tephanis and its gate called “Ein Tzur”
(Gate of the Rock) and finally end up at Giza. Jeremiah 32:20 indicates that Yahweh placed “signs and
wonders” in Egypt that existed in the prophet Jeremiah’s day. The Hebrew word translated as “signs” in
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this Scripture is “'owth,” which is a sign, signal, a distinguishing mark, banner, token, ensign, standard,
miracle, proof or omen which is the same word used in Genesis 1:15 to describe the purpose of the lights
Elohim fixed in the heavens above the Earth all of which have spiritual and prophetic meanings. These
“signs and wonders” in Egypt were visible monuments meant to convey spiritual truths to those who
found, and studied them.
The Jewish Historian Josephus, claims that the righteous descendents of Seth were experts in the
science of Astronomy. He goes on to relate that prior to the Great Flood, the Sethites built two great
monuments to preserve their astronomical and spiritual knowledge for future generations. One was built of
stone, and the other of brick. According to Josephus, these monuments could still be found in Mizraim
(Egypt) during his lifetime in the 1st Century CE.
"...[Sons of Seth] also were the inventors of that peculiar sort of wisdom which is concerned with the
heavenly bodies, and their order. And that their inventions might not be lost before they were sufficiently
known, upon Adam's prediction that the world was to be destroyed at one time by the force of fire, and at
another time by the violence and quantity of water, they made two pillars, the one of brick, the other of
stone: they inscribed their discoveries on them both, that in case the pillar of brick should be destroyed by
the flood, the pillar of stone might remain, and exhibit those discoveries to mankind; and also inform them
that there was another pillar of brick erected by them. Now this remains in the land of Siriad (an old name
for Egypt) to this day." - Antiquities of the Jews 1:2:3
The base of the Great Pyramid covers about thirteen acres. It consists of approximately 2.3 million
blocks of stone weighing around 2.5 tons each, some weighing up to 50 tons. Some huge granite blocks,
weighing 100 tons, are situated within the pyramid structure at a height of 46 meters. The base of the
pyramid is a square with right angles accurate to within one-twentieth of a degree. The sides are equilateral
triangles and face exactly to the true north, south, east and west of the earth.
The Great Pyramid, that the ancients called the "Pillar of Enoch" is built of stone, and the Great
Sphinx has a base built mostly of brick. Due to Josephus’ history and the testimonies in the Book of Enoch,
I believe that the seventh antediluvian patriarch named Enoch in the line of Seth designed, and began
building, the Great Pyramid, the other two big pyramids at Giza, which have no Pagan decorations, in type
of the constellation of Orion and the Great Sphinx which is a representation of the karuv (guard) Zotiel that
guards the land of Eden - Tzion.
“[Yahweh] alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea. He is the Maker of the
Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. He performs wonders that cannot be
fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. (Job 9:8-10)”
"Can you bind the beautiful Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion? Can you bring forth the
constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs? (Job 38:31,32)”
“He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns blackness into dawn
and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of
the land— Yahweh is his name- (Amos 5:8)”
“I went over the summits of all these mountains, far towards the east of the earth, and passed above
the Erythraean sea and went far from it, and passed over the angel Zotîêl. And I came to the Garden
of Righteousness…(Enoch 32:2,3)”
By the time of Enoch there were two distinct groups of people on the Earth: those who worshipped
Yahweh, and listened to His holy angels, and those who deified and worshipped the fallen angels called
Watchers. According to the Book of Enoch sons of Cain continued to follow the Sitre Ahurah, and they
became violent, bloodthirsty barbarians. Due to their conflicting spiritual belief systems, the sons of Seth
and the sons of Cain could not continue to live together.
Enoch was taken up and shown the mysteries of the Universe both physical and spiritual. I
believe he then encoded many of these secrets in an altar “in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar
at the border thereof.”
“Therefore thus says the Sovereign Yahweh: ‘Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried
stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; whoever believes will not act hastily. (Isaiah 28:16)”
“The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone (capstone). (Psalm 118:22)”
A chief corner stone can only refer to a pyramid and the Pyramid of Giza is the only one located at
the central point of the entire land area of the earth.
Two straight lines mark the point of beginning in the descending passage perpendicular to the
floor of the descending passage. Recent astronomical research has revealed that these lines were aligned
with the Pleiades at noon on the spring equinox on March 21, 2141 BCE, the start of the prophecy.
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Measuring from the starting point of 2141 BCE and moving forward 688 pyramid inches or 688
years, an inch for a year, we come to an ascending passage at 1453 BCE, the date of the Exodus.
Three granite plugs block the entry of the ascending passage. Granite is symbolic of holiness. The
three plugs seem to signify the pass-over, parting of the Red Sea, and giving of the Torah. Another
interesting aspect of this granite is that it is only found on Mount Horeb (Sinai).
As we move upward through the entry we must stoop over but then we come to a glorious opening
where we can stand and walk erect. We come first to a chamber called the Queens Chamber that I believe
is synonymous with the Holy Place, then we move to the King’s Chamber, synonymous with the Holy of
Holies. It is in this chamber we find the most amazing of mysteries, the so-called coffer is equal to the
dimensions of the Ark of the Covenant: “In that day (these End Times) shall there be an altar to
Yahweh (an Ebenezer) in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to Yahweh.
And it shall be for a sign and for a witness (the Holy Ark of the Testimony) unto Yahweh of hosts in
the land of Egypt…”
Like the Ark resting on the Stone of Abel after the conflict with the Philistines, will it rest in the
"Pillar of Enoch" after the conflict with the Palestinians and the rest of the world? It must rest somewhere
for all eternity because it will not be in the Messianic Temple.
“Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and
understanding. In those days, when your numbers have increased greatly in the land," declares
Yahweh, "men will no longer say, 'The ark of the covenant of Yahweh.' It will never enter their
minds or be remembered; it will not be missed, nor will another one be made. At that time they will
call Jerusalem The Throne of Yahweh, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of
Yahweh. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts. (Jeremiah 3:15-17)”
“I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from Yahweh, prepared as a
bride beautifully dressed for her husband…did not see a Temple in the city, because the Sovereign
Yahweh Almighty and the Lamb are its Temple. (Revelation 21:2,22)”
The Altar, the Place of Covenant
Bethel (the House of El - Yahweh) is the focal point of Abraham's 'aliya' from both Ur and Egypt.
Twice we find at Bethel, which is actually the Temple Mount that Abraham builds an altar (mizbeiach) like
Abel did and "calls out in Yahweh's name" (Genesis 12:8, 13:4). This symbolizes the ultimate mission
of Yahweh's special nation - to make Yahweh's name known to all mankind and thus securing salvation for
the whole population of the earth – whosoever will.
It was here on the Altar at Bethel on the Temple Mount that Abraham made the ultimate offering
in a profession of Faith that he had received the promises and as a willingness to be in Covenant. “By faith
Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his
only begotten son, of whom it was said, "In Isaac your seed shall be called," concluding that Yahweh
was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in as a perfect type.
(Hebrews 11:17-19) ”
And it was here that Jacob saw into the portals of Heaven: “Jacob left Beersheba and set out for
Haran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking
one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. He had a dream in which he
saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of Elohim were
ascending and descending on it. There above it stood Yahweh, and he said: "I am Yahweh, the
Elohim of your father Abraham and the Elohim of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the
land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread
out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed
through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will
bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, "Surely Yahweh is in this place, and I was
not aware of it." He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the
House of El; this is the gate of heaven." Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed
under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. He called that place Bethel, though
the city used to be called Luz (ancient name for Jerusalem). (Genesis 28:10-19)”
And it was here that Solomon built the Holy Temple fulfilling Jacob’s vow. On the dedication of
the Temple King Solomon prayed: “Then Solomon stood before the altar of Yahweh in front of the
whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven and said: "O Yahweh, Elohim of
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Israel, there is no Elohim like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant
of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. You have kept your promise to
your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have
fulfilled it—as it is today.
Now Yahweh, Elohim of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises you
made to him when you said, 'You shall never fail to have a man to sit before me on the throne of
Israel, if only your sons are careful in all they do to walk before me as you have done.' And now, O
Elohim of Israel, let your word that you promised your servant David my father come true.
But will Elohim really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain
you. How much less this Temple I have built! Yet give attention to your servant's prayer and his plea
for mercy, O Yahweh my Elohim. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your
presence this day. May your eyes be open toward this Temple night and day, this place of which you
said, 'My Name shall be there,' so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place.
Hear the supplication of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place.
Hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive…(1 Kings 8:22-30)”
“When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt
offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of Yahweh filled the Temple. The priests could not enter the
Temple of Yahweh because the glory of Yahweh filled it. When all the Israelites saw the fire coming
down and the glory of Yahweh above the Temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the
ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to Yahweh, saying, "He is good; his love endures
forever. (2 Chronicles 7:1-3)"
“When Solomon had finished the Temple of Yahweh… Yahweh appeared to him at night
and said: "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land
or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves
and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will
forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the
prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this Temple so that my Name may be
there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there. (2 Chronicles 7:12-16)”
Every covenant expressed more and more of Yahweh’s will. The Edenic Covenant spoke of
Yahweh's promise of redemption (Gen. 3:15). The Noachide Covenant was for the preservation of mankind
(Gen. 9:9). And the Abrahamic Covenant granted blessings for all mankind through Abraham's family and
gave the deed of the Promise Land to them (Gen. 15:18). But it was the Sinai Covenant that clearly
catalogued what sin was and the penalties for sinning as well as the reward for living in Covenant. But the
one thing the Sinai Covenant did not have was the Law of Return. There was no way to get back to the
Land once we were scattered. There was needed a Covenant of Teshuvah, a way back to the Promise, we
needed a New Covenant.
Here at Bethel – the Temple Mount – Yahweh promises to hear Israel like he heard Abel when he
prayed. Here on the dedication of the House of Yahweh, He reiterates the New Covenant of return that he
first promised Moses: “These are the terms of the covenant Yahweh commanded Moses to make with
the Israelites in Moab, in addition to the covenant he had made with them at Horeb (Sinai) …
Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do. All of you
are standing today in the presence of Yahweh your Elohim —your leaders and chief men, your elders
and officials, and all the other men of Israel, together with your children and your wives, and the
aliens living in your camps who chop your wood and carry your water. You are standing here in
order to enter into a covenant with Yahweh your Elohim, a covenant Yahweh is making with you this
day and sealing with an oath, to confirm you this day as his people, that he may be your Elohim as he
promised you and as he swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I am making this
covenant, with its oath, not only with you who are standing here with us today in the presence of
Yahweh our Elohim but also with those who are not here today… When all these blessings and
curses I have set before you come upon you and you take them to heart wherever Yahweh your
Elohim disperses you among the nations, and when you and your children return to Yahweh your
Elohim and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command
you today, then Yahweh your Elohim will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and
gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you. Even if you have been banished to the
most distant land under the heavens, from there Yahweh your Elohim will gather you and bring you
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back. He will bring you to the land that belonged to your fathers, and you will take possession of it.
He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers. Yahweh your Elohim will
circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your
heart and with all your soul, and live. Yahweh your Elohim will put all these curses on your enemies
who hate and persecute you. You will again obey Yahweh and follow all his commands I am giving
you today… if you obey Yahweh your Elohim and keep his commands and decrees that are written
in this Book of the Law and turn to Yahweh your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul.
Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up
in heaven, so that you have to ask, "Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we
may obey it?" Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, "Who will cross the sea to get it and
proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your
heart so you may obey it. See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I
command you today to love Yahweh your Elohim, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands,
decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and Yahweh your Elohim will bless you in the land
you are entering to possess. But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are
drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will
certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and
possess. This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and
death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live (Deuteronomy
29:1, 9-15; 30:1-8, 10-19)”
This Covenant of Peace is the New Covenant that Jeremiah prophesied would be cut with the
House of Judah and the House of Israel when Yahweh wrote the Torah on their minds and heart.
"The time is coming," declares Yahweh, when I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel
and with the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I
took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a
husband to them, " declares Yahweh.
"This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time," declares Yahweh.
"I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their Elohim, and they will be
my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Intimately know
Yahweh,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest," declares Yahweh.
"For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more." (Jeremiah 31:31-34)”
The author of the Book of Hebrews acknowledges this is the same as the New Covenant expressed
in the Messianic Scriptures: “For if there had been no blame with that first covenant, no place would
have been sought for another. But Yahweh found the fault (memphomai - blame) was with the people
and said: "The time is coming, declares Yahweh, when I will make a new covenant with the house of
Israel and with the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers
when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my
covenant, and I turned away from them, declares Yahweh. This is the covenant I will make with the
house of Israel after that time, declares Yahweh. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on
their hearts. I will be their Elohim, and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach his
neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Intimately know Yahweh,' because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their
sins no more." By calling this covenant "new (kainos - unprecedented)," he has made the first one
obsolete; and what is worn out by time and use will soon fade away (into the New Covenant).
(Hebrews 8:7-13)”
Israel will be scattered until she cries out like a woman giving birth.
"This is what the Sovereign Yahweh says: I will deal with you as you deserve, because you have
despised my oath by breaking the covenant. Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you in the
days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you. Then you will remember
your ways and be ashamed when you receive your sisters, both those who are older than you and
those who are younger. I will give them to you as daughters, but not on the basis of my covenant with
you. So I will establish my covenant with you, and you will know that I am Yahweh. Then, when I
make atonement for you for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed and never again
open your mouth because of your humiliation, declares the Sovereign Yahweh.' (Ezekiel 16:59-63 )"
Yahweh sent His only begotten Son, the first born of creation, the Adam Kadmon – the express
image of His invisible person (Colossians 1:15).
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"For Yahweh so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall
not perish but have eternal life. For Yahweh did not send his Son into the world to condemn the
world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever
does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of Yahweh's one
and only Son. (John 3:16-18)”
“Yet it was Yahweh's will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though Yahweh makes his life a
guilt offering, He will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of Yahweh will prosper in
his hand. (Isaiah 53:10)”
This week several so-called friends of Israel were forced into showing their true colors. On March
1, 2006 reports began circulating across the globe that Reverend Jerry Falwell had recently stated that Jews
could go to heaven without being converted to “Jesus Christ.” His response to that was, “This is
categorically untrue.”
The report originated from a March 1 Jerusalem Post front page story that said, “An evangelical
pastor and an Orthodox rabbi, both from Texas, have apparently persuaded leading Baptist preacher Jerry
Falwell that Jews can get to heaven without being converted to Christianity. Televangelist John Hagee and
Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg, whose Cornerstone Church and Rodfei Sholom congregations are based in San
Antonio, told The Jerusalem Post that Falwell had adopted Hagee's innovative belief in what Christians
refer to as ‘dual covenant’ theology. This creed, which runs counter to mainstream evangelism, maintains
that the Jewish people have a special relationship to God through the revelation at Sinai and therefore do
not need ‘to go through Christ or the Cross’ to get to heaven.”
Reverend Falwell said, “While I am a strong supporter of the State of Israel and dearly love the
Jewish people and believe them to be the chosen people of God, I continue to stand on the foundational
biblical principle that all people — Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostals, Jews, Muslims, etc. — must believe
in the Lord Jesus Christ in order to enter heaven.
Dr. (John) Hagee called me today and said he never made these statements to the Jerusalem Post
or to anyone else. He assured me that he would immediately contact the Jerusalem Post and request a
correction. Before today, I had never heard of Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg or had any communications with
him. I therefore am at a total loss as to why he would make such statements about me to the Post, if in fact
he did…
I have been on record all 54 years of my ministry as being opposed to “dual covenant” theology.
In fact, Dr. John Hagee has indicated to me, as recently as today, that he likewise does not accept “dual
covenant” theology.
I want to reaffirm that I am a Zionist in terms of Israel’s entitlement to its homeland. I continue to
pray daily for the peace of Jerusalem, as the Bible instructs Christians to do… I have led thousands of
pilgrims through the Land Of Israel during my 31 tours over 36 years. I seriously believe that few
Americans have invested more time and resources in the defense of Israel in this generation.
However, I simply cannot alter my deeply-held belief in the exclusivity of salvation through the
Gospel of Christ for the sake of political or theological expediency.
Like the Apostle Paul, I pray daily for the salvation of everyone, including the Jewish people.”
“I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you and in you all the nations of the earth
shall be mixed (or grafted)!” (Genesis 12:3)
The Word says, “…everyone who calls on the name of Yahweh will be saved…(Joel 2:32;
Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13) The Covenant keeping Jew does this three times a day when he prays:
“Blessed are you HaShem (the Name) our Elohim, King of the Universe, Who has sanctified us (set us
apart) with His commandments and has commanded us regarding the tzitzit….For the sake of the
unification of the Holy One, blessed be he, and His presence, in fear and love to unify the Name – YodHey-Vauv-Hey (Yahweh) – in perfect unity, in the name of all Israel. I am ready to wrap my body in
tzitzit…. (The Siddur).” “No later covenant can make void a previous covenant,” the Sinai Covenant
continued the aim of the Abrahamic Covenant, bringing blessing to every family on earth eventually
engrafting them into the Majority of Israel (Romans 11) which is the realization of the New Covenant.
Yahweh does “Hear the supplication of [His] servant and of [His] people Israel when they pray
toward this place (the Temple Mount).” And this is done three times a day when the Shema is prayed.
"The days are coming," declares Yahweh, when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch (netzar),
a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved
and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: Yahweh Tzediknu (Our
Righteousness). (Jeremiah 23:5,6)”
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“Therefore Yahweh himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a
son, and will call him Immanuel (El – Yahweh is with us). (Isaiah 7:14)”
“Thomas said to him, "Sovereign, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the
way?" Rebbe YahShua answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on,
you do know him and have seen him. (John 14:5-7)"
King Messiah YahShua is the agent of Salvation. This can be seen at the very announcement of
His birth. “Now in the sixth month the angel GabriEl was sent by YAHWEH to a city of Galilee
named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the House of David. The
virgin's name was Miriam. And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one,
the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!" But when she saw him, she was troubled at his
saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, "Do not be
afraid, Miriam, for you have found favor with Yahweh. And behold, you will conceive in your womb
and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name YahShua. He will be great, and will be called the Son
of Ellah (the Highest); and the Sovereign Elohim will give Him the throne of His father David. And
He will reign over the House of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end. (Luke 1:2633)"
“…while [Joseph] thought about these things, behold, an angel of YAHWEH appeared to
him in a dream, saying, "Joseph ben David, do not be afraid to take to you Miriam your wife, for
that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call
His name YahShua, for He will save His people from their sins." So all this was done that it might be
fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: "Behold, the virgin shall be with
child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," [Isaiah 7:14] which is translated, "El
with us." Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and
took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he
called His name YahShua. (Matt. 1:20-23)”
How can naming the child YahShua be fulfilling him being Immanuel, and what does that have to
do with our mystery of the Nephesh HaShemayim? YahShua is the “First born of creation,” and He is
“the image of the invisible Elohim,” the Son of Yahweh called in the Hebrew the “Adam Kadmon.”
“He is the image (Adam Kadmon) of the invisible Elohim (Ayn Sof), the firstborn over all creation
(Son of Yahweh). For through Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were
created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He
is the head of the body, the Assembly, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all
things He may have the preeminence (Messiah). (Colossians 1:15-18)”
The first emanation to show forth out of the Heavenly Father was the Adam Kadmon, the preincarnate Messiah. It was from the Adam Kadmon that tremendous light shown forth and aligned itself
into creation. It was through “the image of the invisible Elohim,” the Messiah, that Yahweh made all
things. The Adam Kadmon in this understanding is the expression of Yahweh’s complete Word.
“Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who
hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his
name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell? (Proverbs 30:4)”
“[Yahweh] has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things,
through whom also He made the worlds; Who being the brightness of His glory and the express
image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself
purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better
than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. (Hebrews 1:24)”
And in Jeremiah 23:6 He is called Yahweh Tzediknu. The Son was created from out of the
Father and was the agency that was used anytime man needed to see the Elohim, “No man hath seen
Yahweh at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath revealed
him. (John 1:18)”
When Moses spoke to Yahweh on Mount Sinai, he spoke to the Messiah. When any of the
prophets claimed to see “Yahweh sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up,” they saw the Messiah. And
when Yahweh long to redeem mankind from the curse He sent His, “only begotten Son,” the Messiah,
“Who [is] the brightness of [Yahweh’s] glory, and the express image of His person…upholding all
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things by the word of his power…purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high
(Hebrews 1:3)”
“I and the Father are one" (John 10:30);
". . .he that hath seen me hath seen the Father" (John 17:22);
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the word was Elohim" (John
1:1);
". . . that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me and I in Him"
". . .he that hath seen me hath seen the Father. . ." (John 14:9)
It was Messiah that died on the executioner’s tree (John 19) and descended into hell “[spoiling]
principalities and powers…[making] a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it (Colossians
2:15)” The Messiah then resurrected (John 20) spending forty days with the talmidim (disciples) teaching
them “the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven,” then “when he ascended up on high, he led captivity
captive, and gave gifts unto men (Ephesians 4:8)” to sit at the right-hand of Yahweh (Hebrews 1:3) in
which “unto the Son He saith, Thy throne, O Elohim, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness
is the sceptre of thy Kingdom. (Hebrews 1:8)” He now is our High Priest of the Zaddokite Priesthood,
the MelechiTzaddik, “such an High Priest became us, Who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from
sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as those High Priests, to offer up
sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this He did once, when He offered up
Himself. (Hebrews 7:26-27)”
And it is the Messiah “Who was taken up … into heaven, will so come in like manner…[on] a
cloud (Acts 1:9,11)” “…with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all
who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly
way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him. (Jude 14,15)" This
will usher the era of the New Covenant. Our Messiah prayed, ". . .Holy Father keep through Thine own
name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are." (John 17:11)
I know this is hard for a Western mind set, with its sense of cultural superiority to grasp. Where
most of us came from a theology that is ego-centric – it was all about you. But through the Scriptures you
realize it’s all about the Kingdom and that you cannot enter the Kingdom in sin.
"Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go
through the gates into the city. Outside (the Kingdom) are the dogs, those who practice magic arts,
the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
"I, YahShua, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the Called Out Ones. I am the
Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star. (Revelation 22:14-16)"
"Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through YahShua the forgiveness of sins is
proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be
justified from by the law of Moses. (Acts 13:38-39)”
“…if the Firstfruits offering (bikkurim) is holy (kadosh), the lump is also holy: and if the root is holy,
so are the branches (netzarim). And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild
olive tree (eytz) were grafted in among them, and with them you partake of the Root and fatness of
the olive tree; boast not against the cultivated branches. But if you boast, you better remember that
you do not bear the Root, but the Root bears you. (Romans 11:16-18)”
“So then they that are of faith (emunah) are blessed with faithful believing Abraham. (Galatians
3:9)”
“I ask then: Did Yahweh reject his people (Israel)? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a
descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. Yahweh did not reject his people, whom he
foreknew. Don't you know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he appealed to
Yahweh against Israel: " Yahweh, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am
the only one left, and they are trying to kill me” (1 Kings 19:10,14)? And what was Yahweh's answer
to him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal." (1 Kings
19:18) So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace, then it is no
longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others
were hardened, as it is written: " Yahweh gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes so that they could not see
and ears so that they could not hear, to this very day." (Deuteronomy 29:4; Isaiah 29:10) And David
says: "May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them. May
their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever." (Psalm 69:22,23)
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Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of
their transgression, salvation has come to the nations to make Israel envious. But if their
transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the nations, how much
greater riches will their fullness bring!
I am talking to you nations. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the nations, I make much of my
ministry in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. For
if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the
dead? If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is
holy, so are the branches.
If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been
grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, do not boast
over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.
You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in." Granted. But they were
broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if
Yahweh did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of Yahweh: sternness to those who fell, but
kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. And
if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for Yahweh is able to graft them in again.
After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were
grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be
grafted into their own olive tree!
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited:
Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the nations has come in. And so
all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; He will turn godlessness
away from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them when I take away their sins." (Deuteronomy
29,30; Isaiah 59:20,21; 27:9; Jeremiah 31:33,34)
As far as the Full Messianic Message is concerned, they are enemies on your account; but as
far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, for Yahweh's gifts and his
call are irrevocable. Just as you who were at one time disobedient to Yahweh have now received
mercy as a result of their disobedience, so they too have now become disobedient in order that they
too may now receive mercy as a result of Yahweh's mercy to you. For Yahweh has bound all men
over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of Yahweh! How unsearchable His
judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! "Who has known the mind of Yahweh? Or who has
been his counselor?" (Isaiah 40:13) "Who has ever given to Yahweh, that Yahweh should repay
him?" (Job 41:11) For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To him be the glory
forever! Amien. (Romans 11)”
There is no “duel covenant” there is only one line of continuous Covenant. It is our choice, we
continue to act like the sons of Cain “according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now
works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of
our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath,
just as the others.” Or you can choose life in Yahweh, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love
with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Messiah
…and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Messiah YahShua,
that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in
Messiah YahShua. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is
the gift of Yahweh, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in
Messiah YahShua for good works, which Yahweh prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh--who are called Uncircumcision by
what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands-- that at that time you were without
Messiah, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise,
having no hope and without Yahweh in the world. But now in Messiah YahShua you who once were
far off have been brought near by the blood of Messiah. (Ephesians 2:1-13)” It’s your choice whether
to be in the Commonwealth or be lost for all eternity. Yahweh has made the way – all the sons of Cain are
Abel.
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