Friday the 13th, 1307, the Knights Templar are arrested and executed

Friday the 13th, 1307, the Knights Templar are arrested and executed

by SOFREP

The Order of the Knights Templar traced their lineage back to the First Crusade. The history and fascination about who they were and their military prowess, wealth, and ultimate demise have been a never-ending source legend in both books and film.

After the initial Crusade to take the city of Jerusalem back from the Muslims in 1099, this caused many religious pilgrims from Europe to visit the Holy Land and the religious sites set down in the Bible. But to get thru to Jerusalem, these Europeans had to cross thru Muslim-held lands and many of them were robbed and murdered.

A French knight, Hugues de Payens created an order that consisted of himself and eight other knights which became known as the Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici – the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon. This eventually became shortened to the Knights Templar. These knights were related to Payens either by blood or marriage and their mission was to protect the pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land.

They approached King Baldwin II in Jerusalem and he allowed them to set up their headquarters in Temple Mount. The Dome of the Rock became a Christian Church and the al Aqsa Mosque located atop of what was believed to be Solomon’s Temple, is where the Templars were located.

Order Gains Power, Prestige: Early in their existence, the Templars were criticized, especially about the practice of their carrying of swords which was taboo at the time for religious men. But thanks to the influential Bernard of Clairvaux who wrote an essay on the Order, the men of the Templar became the first warrior monks of the western world. He wrote: “[A Templar Knight] is truly a fearless knight, and secure on every side, for his soul is protected by the armor of faith, just as his body is protected by the armor of steel. He is thus doubly-armed, and need fear neither demons nor men.”

The order received a formal endorsement by the Catholic Church in 1129 and in 1139, their status was bolstered even further when Pope Innocent II issued a Papal Bull that allowed the Knights Templar special rights. Among them, the Templars were exempt from paying taxes, permitted to build their own oratories, and answered to no one save the Pope himself.
Members swore an oath of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Templars didn’t drink, gamble or swear. They were devout Christians who spent much of their time in prayer. They adopted a simple white tunic that was adorned by a red cross which became their signature hallmark.

Their influence quickly grew as they set up banks, built fleets of ships, and controlled the island of Cypress. Their banking system was ingenious as pilgrims could deposit funds in their home countries and withdraw funds in the Holy Land.

They built castles across the Holy Land and quickly gained the reputation of fierce fighters, defeating many Muslim armies during the next several decades.

Gradually the Templars and the Christians lost their footholds in the Holy Land. Saladin the Muslim leader from Tikrit inside modern-day Iraq, had battled with the Templars and lost in 1177. He fought them again in 1187, and this time defeated them at the disaster at the Battle of the Horns of Hattin. The Templars under the command of Grand Master Gerard de Ridefort had marched out away from water to meet the army of Saladin. Overcome by heat after just a day, they were slaughtered. This was loosely portrayed in the 2005 film, “Kingdom of Heaven.” Jerusalem fell a few months later.
Decline and Fall: After the fall of Acre in 1291, the Templars lost their last stronghold in the Holy Land. This would ultimately lead to their demise. In 1303, the Templars had set up their headquarters in Paris. They were an order who had lost its purpose but still controlled enormous wealth. This unstable environment set up a power-play by King Philip IV.
Philip’s kingdom was deeply in debt to the Templars and he feared their power. After the Templar banks denied Philip another loan he moved against them. On the morning of Friday, October 13, 1307, Philip had scores of the Templars arrested in France including the order’s Grand Master Jacques de Molay. Many were sent to the Tower of Chinon where they were brutally tortured until they confessed to false charges, which included heresy, homosexuality, financial corruption, devil-worshipping, fraud, spitting on the cross, and more.

Despite the absence of any evidence other than what was coerced by torture by Philip, the Pope, Clement V issued an edict dissolving the order under enormous pressure by Philip. Jacques de Molay was executed in 1314.

Philip never believed any of the charges were true, he moved against them mainly out of jealousy and greed. He was deeply indebted to the Templars and although their money was supposed to have been given to a rival order, the Knights Hospitallers, it is believed that Philip and King Edward II of England made off with most of the money.

Legend Persist: One of the enduring legends of the Templars is that a secret order of them exists today. It has become quite popular in books and films such as “National Treasure” or “The Da Vinci Code.” Some organizations have sprung up around the world to continue their heritage.

The Freemasons, which were founded in the 18th century revived many of the Templars’ traditions, symbols, and rituals. And many of the Freemasons were the ones who originally concocted that story, no doubt to boost their own lineage.

One of the enduring myths of the Templars arrest in France is that since it occurred on Friday, the 13th that is why some people fear the date. And of course, protecting the Holy Grail and securing the bloodline of Jesus Christ (Da Vinci Code) while making for exciting storylines, don’t really have any basis in reality.

Regardless, the order was an intriguing, eclectic group of “warrior monks” who wielded tremendous power for a short time.

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The Name Vatican And Etruscan Goddess Vatika Of The Underworld – What Is The Connection?

The Name Vatican And Etruscan Goddess Vatika Of The Underworld – What Is The Connection?

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Ellen Lloyd – AncientPages.com – We are today so used to the name that we hardly think about how the Vatican got its name. The truth is that the name Vatican is neither Latin nor Greek and cannot be traced to the Bible. The Vatican is a symbol of Christianity.

The word we associate with the Church is closely linked to the Etruscan goddess Vatika. As you are about to discover, the name “Vatican” predates Christianity and is shrouded in mystery.

Inside The Vatican City State

The Vatican City State was founded on February 11, 1929. The city has a population of around 840 and an area of approximately 108 acres (44 hectares).

The Vatican is a symbol of the Roman Catholic faith. Its power and influence on religious people cannot be denied, and the Holy See’s authority extends over Catholics worldwide.

The Vatican is famous for its beautiful buildings, such as the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square, and St. Peter’s Basilica. The Vatican Palace, north of St. Peter’s Basilica, is the Pope’s residence within the city walls. The Vatican Museums are filled with masterpieces of painting, sculpture, and other works of art collected by the popes through the centuries. The Vatican Apostolic Library has its location inside the Vatican Palace.

The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 AD and held over 80,000 manuscripts, prints, drawings, plates, and incunabula (books printed before 1500 AD) written throughout history by people of different faiths from across the world.

To make ancient material available to the public, some years ago, the Vatican Apostolic Library started digitizing its valuable ancient religious manuscripts and putting them online via its website.

In 2014, the Vatican Library had 4,000 ancient manuscripts available for free.

The Vatican’s secret archives are not as secret as many think. The libraries have 52 miles of shelves, and the librarians prohibit browsing.

In 1881, Pope Leo XIII allowed scholars to visit the private archives for the first time, and in modern times it’s possible to get access to the documents. Still, outsiders must know what they are looking for.
The Etruscan Goddess Vatika Of The Underworld
The name Vatican is a true mystery. It has nothing to do with the Bible, Greek, or Latin. Like many other Christian traditions and customs, the name we associate with the Church has a pagan origin.
More than twenty-eight centuries ago, and before the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus, there were people called the Etruscans.

About 3000 years ago, the Etruscans settled in a region of Central Italy known as Etruria and ruled the Mediterranean region before Rome’s rise.
We are still trying to master the complex language of the Etruscans, but over the years, we have learned a lot about their beliefs and daily lives. Most of the knowledge we possess about Roman civilization comes from the Etruscans.
The Etruscans did not bury their dead inside the walls of their cities. Instead, they built a large cemetery on a hillside slope outside of their ancient city in the area that later became the city of Rome.

Sadly, most of Etruscan literature and mythology have been lost, but we know that the guardian of this necropolis was the Etruscan goddess Vatika (sometimes spelled Vatica). She was the goddess of the Underworld, and it was her duty to watch those who had passed away.

The Etruscans believed in an afterlife, but our knowledge is derived mainly from images and artifacts discovered inside their tombs. It seems that the Etruscan’s beliefs about the afterlife were similar to those of ancient Egyptians. Treatment of the deceased’s remains was necessary for survival and a successful journey to the next life.

Vanth, an Etruscan death daemon and servant of Charun (Greek Cheiron), lord of the Underworld, was often depicted on urns that held the ashes of cremated bodies. Vanth was usually depicted with wings and had bearded snakes around her arms.

According to Etruscan mythology, Vanth was present from the moment of death until entry into the Underworld.

Where Does The Name Vatican Come From?

Vatika had several other related meanings in ancient Etruscan. The name was not only associated with the goddess of the Underworld.

Vatika was also a bitter, not well-tasting grape used by a peasant to produce cheap wine. The grape and a weed with the same name grew on the slope. When people ate it, they experienced hallucinations, and the word passed on into Latin as a synonym for “prophetic vision.” The Latin word ‘vaticinor’ means “foretell, prophesy” from ‘vatis’ – “poet, teacher, oracle.”

Biblical sources have various explanations for the origin of the name Vatican. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the origin of the name Vaticanus is uncertain; some claim that the name comes from a vanished Etruscan town called Vaticum.

However, according to a Vatican curator, the Vatican Hill takes its name from the Latin word Vaticanus, a vaticiniis ferendis, in allusion to the oracles, or Vaticinia, which were anciently delivered here.

So, we can conclude that the origin of the name Vatican is unclear, but most researchers think the name was borrowed from the Etruscan language.

Updated on August 16, 2022

Written by Ellen Lloyd – AncientPages.com

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What Does The Scriptures Say About Famine In The Scriptures?

What Does The Scriptures Say About Famine In The Scriptures?

In many parts of the world today, food supply chains are an afterthought. But, throughout Scripture, famine was not an uncommon occurrence. While the physical causes of the famines varied, the Scripture indicates that YAHUAH is in control, even during times of scarcity. YAHUAH’s desire in bringing famine upon Yisrael was to gain His people’s attention in a sure-fire way—through their stomachs.

Not all famines are a result of YAHUAH’s direct judgment. We live in a world that has been cursed as a result of sin, and the ground does not produce like it did before the fall of man. Genesis 3:17–19 tells us that not only was mankind cursed, but also the entire creation. Through various times of famine, people have been faced with an opportunity to turn to the true Elohiym and Creator of everything. Yoseph’s time in Egypt allowed him to administrate the country through a time of both incredible bounty and severe famine (Genesis 41:25–31). It’s clear that YAHUAH had absolute power over this famine (verse 28), but it’s not described as a direct judgment since the famine became severe among many nations (verse 57).

There are many examples of famines that are similar to the one in Yoseph’s time that are not given as any specific judgment. However, there are plenty of famines that were used as a judgment to display the severity of the people’s sin and to bring them to repentance. As Moshe was giving the Yisraelites some final instructions from YAHUAH, he spoke of the blessings and curses of either obeying or denying the YAHUAH. If they chose to disobey YAHUAH’s commands and follow idols, “then YAHUAH’s anger will burn against you, and he will shut up the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land YAHUAH is giving you” (Deuteronomy 11:17).

During the time of King Ahab, “the famine was severe in Samaria” (1 Kings 18:2). It’s no coincidence that Ahab had previously “set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he built in Samaria. Ahab also made an Asherah pole” (1 Kings 16:32–33). YAHUAH had been crystal clear in the law: if Yisrael served false elohim’s (gods), then there would be famine in the land. Ahab bowed to false elohim’s, and YAHUAH stopped the rain. The famine during the reign of Ahab and Jezebel should have been no surprise to anyone.

Under the terms of the Old Covenant, people trying to live without YAHUAH were often awakened to their true need by experiencing famine. Going without sufficient food has a way of getting our attention, as YAHUAH well knows: “He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of YAHUAH” (Deuteronomy 8:3).

Even worse than a famine of physical food is a famine of spiritual food. Because Yisrael rejected the prophets, YAHUAH promised a severe judgment: “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Sovereign Elohim, ‘when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of YAHUAH’” (Amos 8:11). How tragic to turn a deaf ear to YAHUAH and be given just what we want—silence from YAH!

In His goodness, YAHUAH sent His Son to earth. YAHUSHA is the Bread of Life “that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world” (John 6:33). YAHUSHA promised us that, through faith in Him, we will never experience spiritual famine again: “Whoever comes to me will never go hungry” (verse 35). So much better than the manna of the Old Testament, YAHUSHA gives life forevermore: “I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever” (verses 48–51). In Messiah, there is no spiritual famine; rather, we have a veritable feast of YAHUAH’s goodness. Someday the curse upon the ground will be lifted as well, and the new earth will never see a famine of any kind (Revelation 22:3).

Last year the government had all famers to destroy all crops and live stock
This year the super farms can not get Fertilizers to even grow the crops and Tractor and Farm machinery parts is non existent.

So last seasons crop was destroyed. This years crop can’t be planted for the shortages of parts and fertilizers….

Then to beat the band as if that was not bad enough they go burins down food processing plants.

Folks we are already in famine and people are in such a deep hypnotic trance that have no clue until dodo hits the fan.

An updated list of food processing plants purposely destroyed.
Please prepare!

1

4/30/21 Monmouth Smithfield Foods pork processing plant
2

7/25/21 Memphis Kellogg plant
3

8/13/21 JBS beef plant
4

8/24/21 Patak Meat Company
5

7/30/21 Tyson River Valley ingredient plant
6

10/21/21 Darigold plant
7

11/15/21 Garrard County food plant
8

11/29/21 Maid-Rite Steak Company
9

12/13/21 San Antonio food processing, West side Foods
10

1/7/22 Hamilton Mountain poultry processing
Plant
11

1/13/22 Cargill-Nutrene feed mill. Lacombe, La
12

1/31/22 Winston-Salem fertilizer plant
13

2/3/22 Wisconsin River Meats
14

2/3/22 Percy dairy farm
15

2/5/22 Wisconsin River Meats processing facility destroyed by fire in Mauston, Wisconsin.
16

2/15/22 Bonanza Meat Company goes up in flames in El Paso, Texas
17

2/15/22 Shearer’s Foods Food processing plant explodes in Hermiston, Oregon.
18

2/16/22 Indiana Louis-Dreyfus soy processing plant
19

2/18/22 Bess View Farms
20

2/19/22 Lincoln premiere poultry
21

2/22/22 Shearer’s Foods potato chip plant
22

2/22/22 Fire destroys Deli Star Meat Plant in Fayetteville, Illinois.
23

2/28/22 nutrient AG Solutions fertilizer facility burns
24

2/28/22 Shadow Brook Farm & Dutch girl Creamery burns
25

3/4/22 294,800 chickens destroyed at farm in Stoddard, Missouri
26

3/4/22 644,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
27

3/8/22 243,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in New Castle, Delaware
28

3/10/22 663,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
29

3/10/22 915,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Taylor, Iowa
30

3/14/22 Wayne Hoover dairy farm, barn full of vows burns
31

3/14/22 2,750,700 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Jefferson, Wisconsin
32

3/16/22 Walmart Distribution Center burns for 76 hours in Plainfield Ind.
33

3/16/22 Nestle Food Plant extensively damaged in fire and new production destroyed Jonesboro, Arkansas
34

3/17/22 5,347,500 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Buena Vista, Iowa
35

3/17/22 147,600 chickens destroyed at farm in Kent, Delaware
36

3/18/22 315,400 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
37

3/19/22 Walmart Food Distribution center catches fire in Plainfield, Indiana
38

3/22/22 172,000 Turkeys destroyed on farms in South Dakota
39

3/22/22 570,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska
40

3/24/22 Major Fire at McCrum Potato Plant in Belfast, Maine.
41

3/24/22 418,500 chickens destroyed at farm in Butler, Nebraska
42

3/25/22 250,300 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Franklin, Iowa
43

3/26/22 311,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
44

3/27/22 126,300 Turkeys destroyed in South Dakota
45

3/28/22 1,460,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Guthrie, Iowa
46

3/29/22 Maricopa, Az. Food Pantry burns down 50,000 pounds of Food destroyed in Maricopa, Arizona.
47

3/31/22 Rio Fresh Onion factory damaged by fire in San Juan, Texas.
48

3/31/22 76,400 Turkeys destroyed in Osceola, Iowa
49

3/31/22 5,011,700 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Osceola, Iowa
50

4/6/22 281,600 chickens destroyed at farm in Wayne, North Carolina
51

4/9/22 76,400 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
52

4/9/22 208,900 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
53

4/12/22 89,700 chickens destroyed at farm in Wayne, North Carolina
54

4/12/22 1,746,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Dixon, Nebraska
55

4/12/22 259,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Minnesota
56

4/13/22 Fire destroys East Conway Beef & Pork Meat Market in Conway, New Hampshire.
57

4/13/22 Plane crashes into Gem State Processing, Idaho potato and food processing plant
58

4/13/22 77,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
59

4/14/22 Taylor Farms Food Processing plant burns down Salinas, California.
60

4/14/22 Salinas food processing plant
61

4/14/22 99,600 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
62

4/15/22 1,380,500 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Lancaster, Minnesota
63

4/19/22 Azure Standard nation’s premier independent distributor of organic and healthy food, was destroyed by fire in Dufur, Oregon
64

4/19/22 339,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
65

4/19/22 58,000 chickens destroyed at farm in Montrose, Colorado
66

4/20/22 2,000,000 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Minnesota
67

4/21/22 Plane crashes into and destroys General Mills
68

4/22/22 197,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
69

4/23/22 200,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
70

4/25/22 1,501,200 chickens destroyed at egg farm Cache, Utah
71

4/26/22 307,400 chickens destroyed at farm Lancaster Pennsylvania
72

4/27/22 2,118,000 chickens destroyed at farm Knox, Nebraska
73

4/28/22 Egg-laying facility in Iowa kills 5.3 million chickens, fires 200-plus workers
74

4/28/22 Allen Harim Foods a chicken processing company based in Delaware killed nearly 2 million chickens
75

4/2822 110,700 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin
76

4/29/22 1,366,200 chickens destroyed at farm Weld Colorado
77

4/30/22 13,800 chickens destroyed at farm Sequoia Oklahoma
78

5/3/22 58,000 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin
79

5/3/22 118,900 Turkeys destroyed Beadle S Dakota
80

5/3/22 114,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
81

5/3/22 118,900 Turkeys destroyed Lyon Minnesota
82

5/7/22 20,100 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin
83

5/10/22 72,300 chickens destroyed at farm Lancaster Pennsylvania
84

5/10/22 61,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
85

5/10/22 35,100 Turkeys destroyed Muskegon, Michigan
86

5/13/22 10,500 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin
87

5/14/22 83,400 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
88

5/17/22 79,00 chickens destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
89

5/18/22 7,200 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
90

5/19/22 Freight train derailment Jensen Beach FL
91

5/21/22 57,000 Turkeys destroyed on farm in Dakota Minnesota
92

5/23/22 4,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
93

5/29/22 200,000 Chickens killed in fire in Minnesota
94

5/31/22 3,000,000 chickens chickens destroyed at Forsman egg farm facility in Stockholm Township, Minnesota
95

6/2/22 30,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania

The government purposefully destroying the food supply by wiping out the bees at the same time as all these facilities.

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — About 1.2 million bees are dead following a barn fire last month in Hartsville. according to an announcement Friday morning from the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.

The fire, which occurred on April 24, destroyed a pole barn in the 2500 block of North Center Road, according to authorities. There were 24 beehives inside.

They kill off the bees we will starve to death… It is the bees that do that work to cross pollenate all our vegetation and without cross pollination we will not be able to grow any vegetation or food

Video proof of coming shortages prepare now

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Worship With Gerald

“You Are The Love of My Life”

“HalleluYAH YAHUAH! You Are My Everything”

Played & Sung by Gerald W Thomas

You are the love of my life 

You are the hope that I cling to 

You mean more than this world to me 

I wouldn’t trade you for silver or gold 

I wouldn’t trade you for riches untold 

You are, you are my everything 

I wouldn’t take one step without you 

I could never go on 

I couldn’t live one day without you 

I don’t have the strength 

To make it on my own 

You are the love of my life 

You are the hope that I cling to 

You mean more than this world to me 

I wouldn’t trade you for silver or gold 

I wouldn’t trade you for riches untold 

You are, you are my everything 

I wouldn’t take one step without you 

I could never go on 

I couldn’t live one day without you 

I don’t have the strength 

To make it on my own 

You are the love of my life 

You are the hope that I cling to 

You mean more than this world to me 

I wouldn’t trade you for silver or gold 

I wouldn’t trade you for riches untold 

You are, you are my everything 

I wouldn’t trade you for silver or gold 

I wouldn’t trade you for riches untold 

You are, you are my everything 

HalleluYAH  YAHUAH is my Everything!

HalleluYAH YAHUAH, is my Everything!

You Are My Everything

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He’s As Close As The Mention Of His Name 

Played & Sung by Gerald W Thomas

1. In the very thought of YAHUSHA His presence can be found

He’s as close as the mention of His name

There is never any distance between my YAHUSHA and me

He’s as close as the mention of His name

Chorus: 

He’s as close as the mention of His name

YAHUSHA,  YAHUSHA

He’s as close as the mention of His name

YAHUSHA, YAHUSHA

2. In my hour of struggle so many times I’ve found

He’s as close as the mention of His name

Just to breathe the name of YAHUSHA can turn everything around

He’s as close as the mention of His name 

———————

I Asked YAHUAH

Played and Sung by Gerald W Thomas

I asked YAHUAH to comfort me

When things weren’t going my way;

He said to me “I will comfort you

And lift your cares away.”

I asked YAHUAH to walk with me,

When darkness was all that I knew;

He said to me, “Never be afraid,

for I will see you through.”

I did not ask for riches,

He gave me wealth untold-

The moon, the stars, the sun, the sky,

And He gave me eyes to behold

I thank YAHUAH for everything,

And I count my blessing each day;

He came to me when I need Him-

I only had to pray:

He’ll come to you if you’ll ask Him to-

He’s only a prayer away

———————

YAH Help Me

Played & Sung by Gerald W Thomas

YAH, help me walk another mile, just one more mile

I’m tired of walkin’ all alone

YAH, help me smile another smile, just one more smile

You know I just can’t make it on my own

I never thought I needed help before

I thought that I could get by, by myself

But now I know I just can’t take it any more

With a humble heart, on bended knee

I’m beggin’ You, please, help me

Come down from your golden throne to me, to lowly me

I need to feel the touch of Your tender hand

Remove the chains of darkness let me see, YAH let me see Just where I fit into Your master plan

I never thought I needed help before

I thought that I could get by, by myself

But now I know I just can’t take it any more

With a humble heart, on bended knee

I’m beggin’ You, please, help me

With a humble heart, on bended knee

I’m beggin’ You, please, help me

——————

I CAN’T EVEN WALK (Without You Holding My Hand)

 Played & Sung by Gerald W Thomas

I did this Music Video the First Spring when I moved here when beginning my the Journey towards Restoration & Healing.

Friends Just 11 years ago Brother couldn’t even walk without Holding His Hand. I was 320 pounds with a herniated disc in my lower right back and was flat on my back for months. It took the best part of a year before I could walk again. Even at that we were using a walker then went to a cane. When we lost all that weight and was down to 235 pounds we were able to house keep on our own one more time. Today, I weigh 185 pounds, 34 inch waist and in a large shirt. It’s the best my health has been in many long years 

I would like to share with you my countryfied rendition of this great song “I Can’t Even Walk”

The photos I used in this video are pictures I’ve taken with my iPhone where I live in Beautiful New Hebron, Mississippi

Hope you find a little enjoyment in this country gospel presentation:

I Can’t Even Walk 

I thought number one would surely be me

I thought I could be what I wanted to be 

I thought I could build on life’s sinking sand 

But now I can’t even walk without you holding my hand 

I thought I could do a lot on my own

I thought I could make it all day long

I thought of myself as a mighty big man 

But YAH I can’t even walk without you holding my hand 

Oh YAH, I can’t even walk without you holding my hand 

The mountains too high and the valleys too wide 

Down on my knees that’s where I learned to stand 

Oh YAH, I can’t even walk without you holding my hand 

I think I’ll make YAHUSHA my all and all

And if I’m in trouble on his name I’ll call 

If I didn’t trust him I’d be less of a man 

‘Cause YAH I can’t even walk without you holding my hand 

Oh YAH, I can’t even walk without you holding my hand 

The mountains too high and the valleys too wide 

Down on my knees that’s where I learned to stand 

‘Cause YAH I can’t even walk without you holding my hand 

Oh YAH, I can’t even walk without you holding my hand

——————

The Only Shalom 

Played & Sung by Gerald W Thomas 

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Say The Name YAHUSHA

Sung & Played by Gerald W Thomas

Say the Name YAHUSHA

Say the Name YAHUSHA

Say the Name so precious

No other name I Know

Say The Name YAHUSHA

Say the Name YAHUSHA 

Say the Name so Precious

No other Name I Know

That can calm your fears 

and dry your tears 

and wipe away your pain

When you don’t know what else to pray

When you can’t find the words to say

Say The Name

Oooh ooh oh…

Halle u YaH-u-Sha

Halle u YAHUAH-Sha

Halle u YAHUAH-Sha

No other Name I Know

Say The Name YAHUSHA

Say the Name YAHUSHA 

Say the Name so precious

No other Name I Know

Say The Name YAHUSHA

Sung & Played by Gerald W Thomas

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He is Our Peace  / I Feel YAHUSHA Played & Sung by Gerald W Thomas

The Photos used in this presentation where taken back in 2010 when first coming into this truth with my iPhone where I live in Beautiful New Hebron, Mississippi in Spring Time. 

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You Took My Heart By Surprise 

Played & Sung by Gerald W Thomas

I picked this song up back in 1980 when ABBA YAHUAH took my heart by surprise.

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Another Hill & Sometimes a Mountain

Played & Sung by Gerald W Thomas 

Here is Your Brother doing a Melody of Old Time Worship Songs YAHU’an Style using the Guitar and iPhone.

“Another Hill & Sometimes a Mountain”

“Without Him I Could Do Nothing”

“Reach Out And Touch YAHUSHA” 

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Keep Me Sanctified (Set Apart)

Played & Sung by Gerald W Thomas

Here is another old tune my Beloved Grandmother taught me when Your brother was a child. 

May I also add that not only did Grandma teach me the song but Grandma showed me By Example how to Live A Set-Apart (Sanctified)  Life. 

Thank YAHUAH for a Prayin’ & Believin’ Grandma’s that takes the time to teach a little orphaned boy and his sister about the Almighty and His Ways. 

Hope You Enjoy Your Brother’s Country YAHUWan Rendition. 

Keep Me Sanctified

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YAHUAH YIREH – Blow The Trumpet In Zion 

Played & Sung by Gerald W Thomas 

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In The Presence of YAHUAH

Photo’s, Video & Music by Gerald W Thomas 

Here is a couple of ole time melodies that I loved and cherished growing up. “In the Presence of YAHUAH” & “I Sing Praises To Your Name O YAH”

Hope you enjoy the photos and the music I’ve put together in video form.

Shalom!

Brother Gerald in New Hebron, Mississippi 

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Holy Holy Holy 

Photo’s, Video & Music by Gerald W Thomas 

Here is a peppy little tune I learned way back in the day called “Holy Holy Holy” meaning Set-Apart.

Hope you enjoy!

You are invited to join me over at my revamped YouTube Channel if you would like to pay your brother a visit.

A few months back I deleted the Channel and lost everything. So we have been busy building it back up and making some improvements.

Our Playlist includes:

“Worship With Gerald” Playlist

These are music videos I’ve put together personally.

“Worship Music”

This is made up of YAHU’an Style Praise & Worship music by various artist.

“Historical:

This playlist includes Historical information that we were not taught in our public schools.

“New & Information”

Just good information of current events.

“Political”

We building this one up to expose the lies of crooked Politicians.

Shabbat Music:

We building this playlist of various tunes regarding Shabbat.

“Scripture Studies:

This playlist is dedicated for Scripture Studies from various teachers for those who are interested in Learning More:

“Fun Videos”

Trying to share a little humor and laughter in one day.

Plus a few Scripture Study Series that you may find most interesting.

We are trying to add new material every day that we can.

Hope to see there!

Shalom!

Your Brother,

Gerald W Thomas in New Hebron, Mississippi 

“Worship With Gerald” Playlist

These are music videos I’ve put together personally.

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Finding Father

Composed & Played by Gerald W Thomas

When I was but a young child I grew up not having a father in my life. I remember the longing that I had in my heart thinking if I only had a dad.

Through those difficult years I turned to our ABBA Father and imagined Him as my Father. Most all my life my heart has been set seeking Him. Our ELOHIYM, Our ABBA Father YAHUAH.

I hope you enjoy this instrumental piece your brother composed 20 years ago.

Finding Father

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Give Thanks

Instrumental by Gerald W Thomas

Here is a little worship melody that I have always cherished and wanted to share this with you. The photos used in this presentation Brother Gerald has put together for the most part himself. I hope you enjoy my feeble attempt to give Esteem to Our ABBA YAHUAH

I Exalt Thee Played by Gerald W Thomas 
Brother Gerald playing the instrumental to “I Exalt Thee”.

Tenderly Composed & Played By Gerald W Thomas

Here is a little melody we composed a few years back when I lost everything. Lost my health, my family, my job then to beat the band lost my most beautiful, smart and talented daughter when she was at the young age of 22 years old due to heart failure. 

Children, this old man wanted to die. Felt like dying. My heart was literally bleeding out.

In my grief and despondency I cried out to our ABBA YAUHAH and as I was pouring my heart out to Him I sat at the piano and this is what gushed out of the depths of my heart. 

I never put words to this little tune but my heart swells up with playing it and as I enter worship to our Elohim. 

Hope you enjoy my feeble attempt to give Our Most High ELOHIYM, YAHUAH, Highest Esteem. 

Watch Video Here:

https://thetruthersjournal.home.blog/2021/02/28/tenderly-composed-played-by-gerald-w-thomas/

The Wind Beneath My Wings Played by Gerald W Thomas

Here is another little tune I cherish deeply. It was one of my daughters favorite songs to sing. 

Please excuse the photos used. I recorded and made this music video nearly 11 years ago and I did not know realize the many things I do today. 

Hope you enjoy my feeble attempt to give Our ABBA YAHUAH The Highest Esteem 

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Use Me

Brother Gerald would like to take a moment of your most valuable time to share with you part of my personal journey of some very dark days we were facing back in the day.

Back when Brother Gerald was married the wife had fallen for a TV preacher called Bennie Hinn. She wanted to be like him. To be world famous and go on tour. She had to go see him when he came to Atlanta Georgia and we bought the tickets, the hotel rooms and took along a van load of her friends. 

It was a mad house and circus to say the least what I saw. The second service we attended the ex kept holding her hands over her face during the exceptional emotional music they were playing and when she came up for air she said that god had called her to preach and she was going to quit her job.

I knew right then and there my marriage was over for the absence of her income will and did bankrupted me. 

She got into demonology or something. She hooked up with a group that was supposed to be casting out demons from people and saw some weird stuff. Well the ex had it in her mind because I enjoy smooth jazz and old tv westerns I was full of the devil. I had demons and could not be head or priest of our family and now she’s the head. And It’s either her way or the highway.

After she had flushed the 3rd set of wedding rings down the toilet and 3 months without her contribution to the household income and bill collators at me left and right. Then she says you do it my way or else and I said I guess it’s or else and she goes and flushed the 3rd set of wedding rings.

I packed up my bags and left.

I became very depressed and instead of turning to the Almighty for help I turned to those whacked out psychotic witchdoctors and they had be on so much dope I became suicidal and even attempted it by taking 17 different medications those quacks had me on. 

As I was being over taken with the drug overdosing I called my daughter and told her I was sorry I had failed her as a daddy. I told her that I love her with all my heart. I’m sure as I was being overcome by the drugs my words became slurred and I possibly passed out while talking.

She immediately called 911 and sent them to me.

All I can faintly remember someone running a tube down my throat and fighting them to get it out.

3 days later I woke in the hospital then taken to a mental institution for 30 days.

What an ordeal that was.

As I was trying to heal and start a new life without my family was most difficult adjustment for I had lost my identity and had to rediscover and redefine myself a new.

I was working in a church as music minister and the pastors wife wanted me to learn the song by the The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir “Use Me”.

I was not familiar with the tune and called my daughter to see if she did and yes she did and we made plans for me to go over so she can help me learn the new song “Use Me”.

We caught on fast and had a most cherished time sitting at the piano with my daughter singing and playing one more time.

The song was a big success and many were blessed with our presentation. 

Just a few days later I get  call from a old friend that my daughter (of 22 years old) had past away in her sleep due to heart failure. 

When I heard this words I felt I was going to have heart failure as well.

And all I could think of here this precious little angle saved my good for nothing life and I was helpless saving hers.

I didn’t blame ABBA Father for this tragedy but I sure did blame myself and took years to get though losing our precious daughter.

So this little tune means a lot to old Brother Gerald. 

Hope you enjoy my feeble attempt giving our ABBA YAHUAH Highest Esteem. 

Use Me 

[Chorus:] 

If you can use anything YAH, You can use me

If You can use anything YAH, You can use me

Take my hands YAH and my feet

Touch my heart YAH, speak through me 

If You can use anything YAH, You can use me

[Chorus]

I remember a story in the Bible days

You took a man called Moses with a rod in his hand

You told Moses, “Take the rod in your hand,

stretch it forth and walk on dry land”

If You can use anything YAH, You can use me

[Chorus]

I remember a story, I remember it well

He took a shepherd boy, David, with a sling in his hand

He took the rock with the sling in his hand

Flung the rock and the giant fell dead

And I know if You can use anything, You can use me

[Bridge:]

Take my hands and my feet

Touch my heart, speak through me

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The Soul is in the Blood

A Blood-Soul Connection?

He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.(Psalms 72:14)

When Yahuah breathed life into Adam he became a living soul, so there’s a connection between life, blood and breath (spirit), which is why the Children of Yisrael and the early Assembly had prohibitions on eating blood or meat with blood in it.

Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings. Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.

(Leviticus 7:26-27)

The Scripture tells us that the life of the flesh is in the blood. If we take this literally then this could be the spirit, a vapor which inhaled and then dissolves in the blood. Indeed, it’s the spirit that animates a body through metabolism. We’re learning that the blood is the seat of the soul.

For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Therefore I said unto the children of Yisrael, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. And whatsoever man there be of the children of Yisrael, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Ysrael, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.

(Leviticus 17:11-14)

Edited by GWT

Source:

mattysparadigm.org/a-blood-soul-connection/

A History of Birthstones and the Breastplate of Aaron

A History of Birthstones and the Breastplate of Aaron

Have you ever wondered where the idea of birthstones comes from? 

It may surprise you that the history of birthstones has its roots all the way back in the Scriptures. In fact, the King James Version of the Bible contains an astonishing 1,704 references to gemstones. The most detailed description of all can be found in the Book of Exodus, a text probably based on ancient oral tradition and written down in stages between around 600 and 400BC.

Described in Exodus is the Breastplate of Aaron, a sacred object worn by the High Priest of the Yisraelites in order to communicate with YAHUAH. Worn over the Priest’s sacred vestments, it was attached by shoulder straps at the corners and contained twelve gemstones.

The first academic research of the Breastplate was carried out by Roman scholar Titus Flavius Josephus (c.37-100AD), who apart from having a fabulous name, studied the twelve gemstones of Aaron’s Breastplate, and compiled the first list of Birthstones based on his findings.

THE BREASTPLATE OF AARON

“It is to be square – a span long and a span wide – and folded double. Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. The first row shall be Carnelian, Chrysolite and Beryl; the second row shall be Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Emerald; the third row shall be Jacinth, Agate and Amethyst; the fourth row shall be Topaz, Onyx and Jasper. Mount them in gold filigree settings. There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Yisrael, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.” Exodus 28:16-20

Used to communicate with YAHUAH, the Breastplate was originally worn by Aaron, elder brother of Moshe (Moses). It is also known as the Priestly Breastplate, or the Breastplate of Judgement. It contained the ‘Urim’ and ‘Thummim’, two stones used to determine YAHUAH’s will.

Scholar Josephus realized that the number twelve has huge significance. From the twelve stones on the Breastplate, to the twelve gemstones mentioned in the Book of Revelation (c.69-96AD), to the number of the sons of Yisrael, to the signs of the Zodiac, and the months of the Roman calendar year.

In the 5th Century, another Biblical scholar, St Jerome, posited a different idea – that the twelve gemstones of Revelation could be used to represent each month, giving a slightly different list of possible birthstones.

NAMING OF GEMSTONES

The list of gemstones in the Breastplate varies in every version of Exodus. Descriptions of gemstones from the Scriptures are always difficult to interpret, since there was scant scientific understanding of mineral composition until much later. In fact, it is only really since the work of Georgius Agricola (1494-1555) that gemstones have begun to be properly understood. He recorded differences in physical properties between gems, including differences in specific gravity, hardness and form, revealing that gemstones couldn’t only be classified by their color and opacity.

Before this time, the names used for most gems were wildly inaccurate. ‘Carbuncle’ was used in the Bible for all red gems, particularly Garnets, but it could also be used for coal or charcoal! ‘Alabaster’ was used for light-colored soft stones that could be used for carving, usually meaning either Calcite or gypsum, but sometimes also any white or whitish rock. ‘Chrysolite’ was any green gem, which could have been Peridot, Topaz, Zircon, Tourmaline or Apatite. ‘Jacinth’ or ‘Hyacinth’ usually referred to Yellow Zircon.

Some gemstones’ names have become associated with completely different stones over the years. The stone known as ‘Sapphir’ in the original Hebrew was said to contain specks of gold. We now call this gem Lapis Lazuli and know the flecks of gold are actually iron pyrite, also known as ‘fool’s gold’. These days the blue variety of corundum is known as ‘Sapphire’.

There is unfortunately no agreement on what the gems in the Breastplate actually were, but the most comprehensive studies suggest that they may have been (1st row) Carnelian, Peridot and Emerald, (2nd row) Garnet, Lapis Lazuli and Quartz, (3rd row) Yellow Zircon, Banded Agate and Amethyst, (4th row) Citrine, Onyx and Green Jasper.

However, it was not until as late as perhaps the 17th century that it was suggested that you should wear the gemstone attributed to your birth month year round. Up until that point, you would try and own all twelve and change them every month.

But nobody could agree on what the twelve gems should be. Different lists were used, as there was no consensus on what the gems mentioned in the Scriptures actually were, and different countries had different traditions. Clearly, this was confusing. So in 1912, the American National Jewelers’ Association compiled a new birthstone list. A few amendments later, including the addition of Tanzanite in 2002, and Spinel in 2016, and we have the list we use today.

Every birth gem is shrouded in ancient myths and folklore. Even Tanzanite, which was only discovered in 1967, is already said to be useful to expectant mothers. Most famously, perhaps, is Amethyst’s supposed ability to protect from drunkenness. Wearing your birthstone is said to enhance the mystical and healing powers of the gem itself.

Please Take Notice: My Personal Commentary: 

Aaron and his sons were the Zadok Temple Priest. Aaron, was the High Zadok Temple Priest and they were in charge of keeping everyone in step with YAHUAH’s Word (Torah) and to YAHUAH’s Solar Calendar we call the Zadokite Priestly Solar Calendar found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Book of Jubilees and they line up with Enoch and Genesis….  For Your Information 😉 

So why are you following a Lunar Calendar?

Edited by GWT

Source:

https://www.gemporia.com/en-us/gemology-hub/article/631/a-history-of-birthstones-and-the-breastplate-of-aaron/

The Root of All Evil

The Root of All Evil

Probably Alexandra

This video is about events leading up to a quantum financial reset as well as its mystical origins, the alchemical process humanity is undergoing (lead to gold) and why it matters; not just for our physical reality but also in terms of spiritual implications.

Read the companion blog post with additional information: http://www.probablyalexandra.com/updates/therootofallevil

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An Inconvenient Reality https://odysee.com/@probablyalexandra… 

MINDGAME series https://odysee.com/@probablyalexandra… 

PROGRAMMED series https://odysee.com/@probablyalexandra…

The Art of Deception (Part 7 of PROGRAMMED)

https://odysee.com/@probablyalexandra…

What is The Mark of The Beast? https://odysee.com/@probablyalexandra… 

The Antichrist Investigation: https://odysee.com/@probablyalexandra… 

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Blackrock CEO on Russia: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/24/black…

Marina Abromovic: https://twitter.com/HealingTE/status/… 

Devolution part 19  link https://patelpatriot.substack.com/p/d…

Devolution Introduction link: https://patelpatriot.substack.com/p/a… 

Devolution series link: https://patelpatriot.substack.com/

Zero Hedge article on Gold: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitica…

Marketwatch article: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/rus…

Russia sets fixed gold price: https://www.kitco.com/news/2022-03-28…

Dr. Malone Link: https://rumble.com/v11leqo-dr.-robert…

Wave Function Collapse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_fu… 

Double-Slit Experiment: https://plus.maths.org/content/physic… 

Archived link of NESARA’s ‘history’ https://web.archive.org/web/202110311…

Saint Germain ‘History’: http://media.wix.com/ugd/a84707_e3af7…

https://www.crystalinks.com/stgermain…

https://trianglebook.weebly.com/intro…

The Money Museum https://www.museudodinheiro.pt/en/her… 

Elizabeth Clare Prophet – Saint Germain & The Age of Aquarius: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpR8A… 

Manly P. Hall’s book “The Secret Destiny of America”: https://archive.org/stream/thesecretd… 

The Dark World of Megachurches – James Jani (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTfKp… 

The Rebis: https://wikireligions.com/rebis/ 

https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/libra…

‘A History of Western Spirituality and the Corruption of Eden’ by Martin Hinde (book):https://tinyurl.com/2p8534yy

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The Second Passover

The Second Passover

I will give men for you, and people for your life (Isa 43:3-4)

By Homer Kizer Ministries

The essence of Scriptural prophecy is that YAHUAH will restore Yisrael, that He will recover this chosen nation from the North Country and from all of the countries where He has driven the people of Yisrael. In this recovery, Yisrael’s exodus from Egypt will be forgotten (Jer 16:14–15; 23:7–8) as a remnant of the Qodesh (Set-Apart) nation leaves Assyria [the North Country] as Yisrael came up from the land of Egypt. (Isa 11:11–16)

As the Qodesh One of Yisrael gave Egypt as the ransom for Yisrael, His firstborn son (Ex 4:22), He will again give the lives of men in exchange for the life of Yisrael (Isa 43:3–4), now a nation circumcised of heart by RUACH (Spirit) (Rom 2:28-29; Col 2:11; Deut 30:6), a nation that was not before a nation or a people (1 Pet 2:9–10). As the Qodesh (Holy) One of Yisrael claimed the firstborn of Egypt, of men and of beasts, as His own to do with as He pleased; and as He required that Yisrael redeem its firstborn by a covering of blood on entryways into the houses of Yisrael; this Qodesh Holy (Set-Apart) of Yisrael will again claim the lives of firstborns when He redeems the spiritually circumcised nation from indwelling sin and death that continues to reside in the fleshly members of Yisrael … as He brought Yisrael up out of sin, He will bring Yisrael up out of death, what Assyria and the North Country represent.

Spiritual Yisrael’s recovery from death—the nation’s salvation—is of such greater importance than the ancient nation’s liberation from physical bondage to a physical Pharaoh that the exodus from Egypt will be forgotten.

The covenant of YAHUAH the Qodesh One of Yisrael made with Yisrael on the day He took the nation by the hand to bring it out of Egypt (Heb 8:9) was ratified with the death—the shedding of blood—of the firstborn of Egypt. This is the covenant that will be superseded by a new covenant, one that has the Torah (laws) of YAHUAH written on the hearts and minds of Yisrael, one that causes all to Know YAHUAH (v. 11). But a covenant is the distance between cuttings, between an initial shedding of blood and a shedding of blood that ends the covenant; thus, the covenant made between YAHUAH the Qoesh One of Yisrael and the fathers of the nation extends forward until the lives of the firstborn of this world are given as ransom for endtime Yisrael’s liberation from bondage to indwelling sin and death.

The seven end time years of tribulation are about Yisrael’s recovery from Death, the fourth horseman of the Apocalypse, the fourth beast of Daniel chapter seven, the spiritual king of the North. The Passover Lamb of YAHUAH, a lamb appropriate to the size of the household of YAHUAH, was slain at even when the present long spiritual night of waiting and watching began. But death angels have not yet passed over the world—humanity has lived through nearly six thousand years of recorded history that are, typologically, as the six hours Yisrael watched and waited in Egypt were. At the appropriate time, death angels will pass over all of the earth, slaying firstborns not covered by the blood of the Lamb of YAHUAH.

In the wilderness of Sinai when Yisrael was to eat the Passover lamb in the second year, certain men were defiled from touching a dead body. Moshe asked YAHUAH what should be done, and he received an answer: “If any one of you or of your descendants is unclean through touching a dead body, or is on a long journey, he shall still keep the Passover to YAHUAH. In the second month on the fourteenth day at twilight they shall keep it” (Num 9:10–11). 

This makeup observation of the Passover is what has been traditionally identified as the second Passover. Thus, today, spiritually circumcised disciples keep the Passover observance by commemorating it at a meal on the evening of the 15 of Abib, a Night to be Much Observed. But if a person who should take the Passover in the first month is unable to do so, the person keeps the Passover in the second month such is the importance of covering sin with the blood of Messiah (Matt 26:28).

However, the importance of the second Passover does not begin or end with a makeup date for taking the Passover sacraments, for it is on this date when the lives of men will again be given as ransom for the liberation of now spiritually circumcised Yisrael in a manner foreshadowed by ancient Yisrael’s liberation from bondage to Pharaoh. It is on this date when Yisrael will be again tested by Sabbath observance (Ex 16:1–4). It will be on or about this date when a time as it was in the days of Noah, who in the six hundredth year of his life, on the 17th day of the second month (Gen 7:11), saw the flood come and sweep all away will begin that catches humanity unaware, this time being the Tribulation.

Edited by GWT

Source:

http://www.secondpassover.org

What Does The Scriptures Say About Famine In The Scriptures?

What Does The Scriptures Say About Famine In The Scriptures?

In many parts of the world today, food supply chains are an afterthought. But, throughout Scripture, famine was not an uncommon occurrence. While the physical causes of the famines varied, the Scripture indicates that YAHUAH is in control, even during times of scarcity. YAHUAH’s desire in bringing famine upon Yisrael was to gain His people’s attention in a sure-fire way—through their stomachs.

Not all famines are a result of YAHUAH’s direct judgment. We live in a world that has been cursed as a result of sin, and the ground does not produce like it did before the fall of man. Genesis 3:17–19 tells us that not only was mankind cursed, but also the entire creation. Through various times of famine, people have been faced with an opportunity to turn to the true Elohiym and Creator of everything. Yoseph’s time in Egypt allowed him to administrate the country through a time of both incredible bounty and severe famine (Genesis 41:25–31). It’s clear that YAHUAH had absolute power over this famine (verse 28), but it’s not described as a direct judgment since the famine became severe among many nations (verse 57).

There are many examples of famines that are similar to the one in Yoseph’s time that are not given as any specific judgment. However, there are plenty of famines that were used as a judgment to display the severity of the people’s sin and to bring them to repentance. As Moshe was giving the Yisraelites some final instructions from YAHUAH, he spoke of the blessings and curses of either obeying or denying the YAHUAH. If they chose to disobey YAHUAH’s commands and follow idols, “then YAHUAH’s anger will burn against you, and he will shut up the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land YAHUAH is giving you” (Deuteronomy 11:17).

During the time of King Ahab, “the famine was severe in Samaria” (1 Kings 18:2). It’s no coincidence that Ahab had previously “set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he built in Samaria. Ahab also made an Asherah pole” (1 Kings 16:32–33). YAHUAH had been crystal clear in the law: if Yisrael served false elohim’s (gods), then there would be famine in the land. Ahab bowed to false elohim’s, and YAHUAH stopped the rain. The famine during the reign of Ahab and Jezebel should have been no surprise to anyone.

Under the terms of the Old Covenant, people trying to live without YAHUAH were often awakened to their true need by experiencing famine. Going without sufficient food has a way of getting our attention, as YAHUAH well knows: “He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of YAHUAH” (Deuteronomy 8:3).

Even worse than a famine of physical food is a famine of spiritual food. Because Yisrael rejected the prophets, YAHUAH promised a severe judgment: “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Sovereign Elohim, ‘when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of YAHUAH’” (Amos 8:11). How tragic to turn a deaf ear to YAHUAH and be given just what we want—silence from YAH!

In His goodness, YAHUAH sent His Son to earth. YAHUSHA is the Bread of Life “that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world” (John 6:33). YAHUSHA promised us that, through faith in Him, we will never experience spiritual famine again: “Whoever comes to me will never go hungry” (verse 35). So much better than the manna of the Old Testament, YAHUSHA gives life forevermore: “I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever” (verses 48–51). In Messiah, there is no spiritual famine; rather, we have a veritable feast of YAHUAH’s goodness. Someday the curse upon the ground will be lifted as well, and the new earth will never see a famine of any kind (Revelation 22:3).

Edited by GWT

Source:

https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-famine.html

The stoning of Stephen – Why were the Yahudim allowed to stone Stephen but had to go through Pilate to kill Yahusha?

The stoning of Stephen – Why were the Yahudim allowed to stone Stephen but had to go through Pilate to kill Yahusha?

When Yahusha was tried, Yahudim religious leaders went through the Roman governor, Pilate, since they had no legal right to inflict capital punishment. When Pilate told the Yahudim to try Yahusha  according to Yahudi law, they responded, “We have no right to execute anyone” (John 18:31). Later, however, a mob led by those same leaders stoned Stephen to death in Jerusalem (Acts 7:58). This seems to present a conundrum: if the religious leaders were not allowed to inflict the death penalty, why did they execute Stephen? Or, if they could administer capital punishment, why did they involve Pilate with Yahusha’ death?

The answer lies in the very different circumstances of these two incidents. In the case of Yahusha, one of the religious authorities’ concerns was that Yahusha’ immense popularity would somehow lead to Roman retribution (John 11:47—48). Specifically, they were afraid that, if Yahusha started a revolt, Rome would blame the Yahudim leaders. So, part of the motivation for involving Pilate was to prove—or at least give the impression—that the Yahudim leadership was loyal to the Roman Empire. This is reflected in the chief priests’ outrageous statement to Pilate, “We have no king but Caesar” (John 19:15).

There was no question that Yahusha and the religious leaders had been in conflict (John 11:57) and that they wanted Yahusha dead (verse 53). But it would have been impossible for them to kill Yahusha without making obvious that they’d overstepped their legal bounds under Rome. Even a mob attack on Yahusha would have aroused suspicion. On the other hand, having the Romans execute Yahusha would give the Yahudim leaders two layers of protection: Rome would not object—legally—to His death, and Yahusha’ supporters would be discouraged from attempting revenge.

Pilate was already in a precarious political position when Yahusha was brought before him. Historical records suggest that Pilate had been criticized for being too violent in his response to Yahudim unrest in the past (see Luke 13:1). So, when the Yahudim leaders incited a mob to demand the death of Yahusha, Pilate was more interested in political harmony than justice (John 19:4, 6, 15–16). The situation only grew worse for Pilate in the time between Yahusha’ impalment and the Stephen’s stoning. In AD 36, a few years after Stephen’s martyrdom, Pilate lost his governorship.

The difference in Stephen’s case was that Stephen did not have an extensive history of antagonizing the Yahudim religious leaders. Stephen was a relative unknown, and his stoning was not likely to attract any attention from Rome. The crowd who actually killed Stephen could always be blamed for taking matters into their own hands, without the official sanction of the Sanhedrin. And, given Pilate’s growing political weakness, there was little chance he would respond to an incident of mob justice, from the Yahudim, against a Yahudi. Beyond that, Stephen’s sermon seems to have so infuriated the crowd that it’s possible nobody was thinking logically (Acts 7:54, 57).

The long and short of it is that the Yahudim religious leaders did not have the legal right to exact the death penalty. However, Rome’s interest in enforcing that rule was subject to many factors, not the least of which was whether or not the incident was—in Rome’s view—worth pursuing. The stoning of Stephen by the Yahudim was technically illegal, but the Romans had no vested interest in the matter, and the temple leaders in Jerusalem rightly felt that Rome would not respond. Yahusha, on the other hand, had caught the attention of many powerful people, and the Yahudim would not venture to violate Roman law by executing Yahusha on their own.

Edited by GWT

Source:

https://www.gotquestions.org/stoning-of-Stephen.html