Another revelation I was given in Israel regarding how I was not obeying Elohim [Hebrew word for God and who I believe is FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] involved eating food offered to idols. Looking at the same verses I used for the study “Read Acts – blood is not food”, we find information on keeping away from what has been offered to idols. Acts 15:19 – “…abstain from things polluted by idols…”, Acts 15:29 – “abstain from what has been sacrificed/offered to idols…”, Acts 21:25 – “…abstain from what had been sacrificed/offered to idols…”. Continue reading
The previous study, where I first brought up about the du Tillet Hebrew Matthew/Mattityahu, included information that looked at the possibility of our present Gospel of Matthew being from a scroll written with errors in it. See link to previous study below:
I did a search on the du Tillet and found a couple of sites that had researched and presented their information on that manuscript, links will be included below. One site also had available in pdf an old book written and published about the du Tillet including translation in English called, “An Old Hebrew Text of St. Matthew’s Gospel” by Hugh Schonfield 1927. Link and quote from the book are below.
“When we turn to the New Testament we find that there are reasons for suspecting a Hebrew or Aramaic original for the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and John, and for the Apocalypse.”, from Preface page vii. On the next page, Schonfield goes into information that states he believes the canonical Gospel to be an abridged edition of a larger original work with even more information then we have today of CHRIST and HIS saying and of which only fragments have survived. He further states that he believes the Judaean Christians were going to use it as the last book of the Old Testament canon. It has been referred to by the names “The Gospel”, “The Gospel of the Lord”, “The Gospel of the Twelve, or, of the Apostles”, “The Gospel of the Hebrews”, and “The Hebrew Matthew”. He believed the original to be in Hebrew and possibly Aramaic and that the Greek renderings were from it and could be proven as such. When I was in Israel I met a scholar who stated that he believed the Greek to be secondary to the Aramaic. I found out there is an Aramaic vs Greek primacy dispute between Eastern and Western scholars in regards to the original New Testament manuscripts.
In “Caesar and Christ” by Will Durant, on page 616 is this paragraph which backs up what Schonfield said above:
“The literature of Christianity in the second century abounded in gospels epistles, apocalypses, and “acts.” Christians differed widely in accepting or rejecting these as authoritative expressions of the Christian creed. The Western churches accepted the Book of Revelation, the Eastern churches generally rejected it; these accepted the Gospel according to the Hebrews and the Epistles of James, the Western churches discarded them. Clement of Alexandria quotes as sacred scripture a late first-century treatise, The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. Marcion’s publication of a New Testament forced the hand of the Church. We do not know when the books of our present New Testament were determined as canonical-i.e., as authentic and inspired;; we can only say that a Latin fragment discovered by Muratori in 1740, named after him, and generally assigned to ca.180, assumes that the canon had by that time been fixed.”
On page 556 Durant says, “Orthodox tradition placed Matthew’s Gospel first. Irenaeus describes it as originally composed in “Hebrew”-i.e., Aramaic; but it has come down to us only in Greek.” This agrees with what is stated in the preface of the “Holy Bible: Ancient Eastern Text” by George Lamsa:
“With reference to….the originality of the Peshitta text, as the Patriarch and Head of the Holy Apostolic and Catholic Church of the East, we wish to state, that the Church of the East received the scriptures from the hands of the blessed Apostles themselves in the Aramaic original, the language spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and that the Peshitta is the text of the Church of the East which has come down from the Biblical times without any change or revision.”
Mar Eshai Shimun
by Grace, Catholicos Patriarch of the East
April 5, 1957
Ezekiel [Yechezk’el] 14:21 – For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome [evil/wild] beast, and the pestilence [plague], to cut off from it man and beast?
https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H7451&t=KJV [this is the definition of the ancient word “ra’ ” behind our word “noisome/evil/wild” from the verse above]
What would we do if something like the monster from the movie “Rodan” showed up here in America or elsewhere around the world? Or something like an armor plated box on telescoping legs? I had a strange dream about a creature that looked like the previous sentence then I saw/heard the name “Rodan”. Maybe ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] will have mercy and will send a baby first. Maybe HE will be less merciful and send the parent if we do not repent!
This happened last year 6/2014. “Swarms of giant moths have descended on Malaysia, invading homes and even disrupting a national football match.” ELOHIM is tired of us focusing on worldly things and not on HIM! Do you love football more than HIM? What has your spouse done to get you away from a football game? What do you think ELOHIM/GOD would do?
ELOHIM/GOD loves us and is trying to get our attention before it is too late!!! Seek HIM and ask HIM how HE is doing and work on your relationship! HE is more important than anything in this world, so please consider this if you do not believe it or are treating HIM poorly! Thank YOU our BELOVED FATHER in Heaven for YOUR mercy, graciousness, guidance, compassion, long-suffering and everything YOU, JOSHUA/JESUS/YAHSHUA and HIS LIVING WATER/the HOLY SPIRIT are doing to get our attention in these days like the days of NOACH/NOAH! May we turn and repent, may we understand, before it is too late! Thank YOU so very much for all the chances YOU are giving us because we do not know or understand and are being destroyed for lack of knowledge as it says in the book of Hoshea/Hosea! Bless YOU for the blessing of YOU and JESUS/JOSHUA and the HOLY SPIRIT!!! In the Beloved NAME of YOUR SON, JOSHUA our MESSIAH and YHWH/JESUS CHRIST the LORD! AMEN!!!
[“JOSHUA” is JESUS’S Hebrew name directly translated into English instead of transliterated into Greek and then from Greek to English which is how we got the name “JESUS”.]
Readers: Please check back as this is a study in progress.
http://www.jewsforjesus.org/publications/newsletter/september-2000/feastoftrumpets [Scripture study on the meaning of Feast of Trumpets]
Please see the above link for the background information on YAHSHUA’S/JESUS’S birthday. YAHSHUA, my KING/SAVIOR, I know I failed in getting this out for YOU on 9/21 and I ask for YOUR forgiveness!!! THANK YOU!!! I will continue to work on improving our relationship!!!
May the whole world thank, praise, and bless YOU, YAHSHUA/JESUS, and YOUR NAME!!! [Matthew/Mattityahu 21:9; Psalm/Tehillim 118:26] Continue reading
[Yochanan – John – 4:10] The Gift of ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/SPIRIT] fulfills HIS Word that was hidden in the Old Covenant [Testament] and revealed in the New Covenant [Testament]. Some of the depth of ELOHIM’S love is shown through the 9 months or 270 days of gestation, connecting the day of 12/25 as the day of IMMANUEL’S [YAHSHUA, JOSHUA, aka JESUS] conception [this is a birth as well] with HIS birth from the womb being on the Scriptural Feast of Trumpets [the date changes each year but generally is in the month of September]. This connects HIS people, both the ones who read left to right and the ones who read right to left, through a great big beautiful love that many do not know or understand…yet! ELOHIM’S love is incredible and deep for all HIS people, the original olive tree and those grafted in, and because of this great love HE deserves to be loved and worshiped as HE wants to be – only in truth. Continue reading
“And do not call anyone on earth your father, for ONE is your Father, HE who is in the heavens.” Mattityahu [Matthew] 23:9. Based on this verse, calling anyone on earth “father” is a mocking to our FATHER in Heaven! When I realized it, I believe I shook my head that there was in Scripture yet another way revealed how we are hurting our ABBA [Hebrew for father] in Heaven and not obeying HIS SON our MESSIAH [CHRIST]! The depths of mocking ELOHIM [Hebrew for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/SPIRIT] experiences from HIS own people is amazing. Much is right in front of us and many are blind, they do not see and/or they do not understand. Continue reading
I believe there is a huge problem going on that has caused sin in peoples lives for centuries. It is because of our disobedience and wanting the wide way [which is the path of destruction] and the world [satan is now the prince of this world and he deceives the world] instead of the Narrow WAY [which is the path to life] and to obey our ELOHIM [the Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] – see Mattityahu [Matthew] 7:13-14, Luke 4:5-7, Yochanan [John] 12:31 and 14:30. You love your spouse, family, friends and you can describe, if not everything, probably many things about them because of how special they are to you. How much do you know about ELOHIM? For example, what do the FATHER, SON, and the HOLY [SET-APART/QADOSH] SPIRIT [BREATH/RUACH] look like? Continue reading
Pastor Jim Staley of a Passion for Truth Ministries shares from his heart a call to prayer and fasting tonight to Friday night [see video link below]. He is asking for us – both Jew and Gentile – to humble ourselves and fall on our knees in prayer to our Father in Heaven. He says we have been living a partially or non successful spiritual life with people scared of the Holy Spirit. He feels the Father wants a revival worldwide. He wants us to request in prayer that the back and neck of the enemy and the yoke the enemy has on our lives be broken, that the Father pour out HIS Spirit on us, and that we show our love for HIS Son with all our heart, soul, strength and might. Continue reading
This is a well written piece by a minister from the United Kingdom named J. John [Canon]. He is an excellent and thought provoking speaker. He does have a website and while I haven’t looked over most of it, I felt this piece below was appropriate to pass on considering halloween is coming up. I used to celebrate halloween, in fact, it was my favorite holiday, I loved it! After reading what J. John wrote about how it dishonored ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/SPIRIT] and the further investigating I did on its roots, I decided to throw out all my halloween decorations and not celebrate it anymore because I wanted to show ELOHIM I loved HIM more than HIS enemy: death and darkness and evil and wickedness [witchcraft] and deceit and uncleanness and pagan ways, all of which halloween celebrates. There is nothing of Life, Light, Goodness, Truth, Cleanness, and ELOHIM’S Way involved at all in that celebration! Continue reading
“Even he whose coming is due to the working of Satan, with ALL POWER and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceitfulness of unrighteousness in those who perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved thereby. For this reason GOD shall send them strong delusion that they should believe a lie, That all who did not believe in the truth but preferred unrighteousness might be damned.” Second Thessalonians 2: 9-12. What ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT] is teaching me, is to love HIM only for who HE is and not for how I want HIM to be or how anyone else sees HIM, to learn HIS Word and to discern by HIS Word and to obey HIS Word, to only go to HIM and HIS Word for the Truth over what any person says, and to love HIM more than my pride if I should find out I was believing in a lie. Continue reading