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!

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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
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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
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3/10/22 915,900 chickens destroyed at egg farm in Taylor, Iowa
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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4/29/22 1,366,200 chickens destroyed at farm Weld Colorado
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4/30/22 13,800 chickens destroyed at farm Sequoia Oklahoma
78

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Listen & Watch Video:

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 

Watch Video:

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.

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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/ 

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‘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

Origin of the Term Church

Origin of the Term Church

“The word ‘church’ is really not a translation of any word that was used by either Messiah or His Disciples, but is the Anglican form of a different word with Roman Catholicism substituted in place of the word used by Messiah and His Disciples …. 

It is in our English Scriptures by order of King James, who instructed his translators of 1611 not to translate the word ‘ecclesia’ by either ‘congregation’ or ‘assembly’ but to use the word ‘church’ instead of a translation” (Gospel Advocate, 1915, p 589). 

What is the Origin of the Term “Church”?

The Greek term (ekklesia) ekklesia which is commonly translated as “church”, basically means ‘called out’ and was commonly used to indicate an “assembly” of citizens of a Greek city and is so used in (Acts 19:32 NAS). The citizens who were quite conscious of their privileged status over against slaves and non citizens were called to the assembly by a herald and dealt . . . with matters of common concern. When the early Natsarim / QODESHIYM Community understood themselves as constituting an “assembly” or “congregation”, they no doubt perceived of themselves as called out by YAHUAH in Messiah YAHUSHA for a special purpose and that their status was a privileged one in Messiah YAHUSHA (Eph. 2:19 ).

It should be noted that, (ekklesia) ekklesia was used more than one hundred times in the Greek translation of the Tanach in common use in the time of YAHUSHA. The Hebrew term from which (ekklesia) ekklesia is derived is (qahal) lhq which simply meant ‘assembly’ and could be used in a variety of ways, referring for example to an assembling of prophets (1 Sam. 19:20 ), soldiers (Num. 22:4 ), or the people of YAHUAH (Deut. 9:10 ). The use of the term in the Tanach in referring to the people of YAHUAH is important for our understanding of the use of the term ‘assembly or congregation’ (ekklesia) ekklesia in the New Covenant Scriptures.

The first Natsarim QODESH Believers were Yahudiym (Jews) who in many cases, used the Hebrew of the Tanach. For them to use a self-designation that was common in the Tanach for the people of YAHUAH reveals their understanding of the continuity that links the Old and Renewed Covenant Scriptures. The early Netserim Community understood themselves as the people of YAHUAH who had revealed Himself in the Tanach (Heb. 1:1-2 ), as the true children of Yashar’el (Israel) (Rom. 2:28-29) with Abraham as their father (Rom. 4:1-25), and as the people of the Renewed Covenant prophesied in the Tanach (Heb. 8:1-13).

As a consequence of this broad background of meaning in the Greek and in the Tanach , the term ‘congregation or assembly’ is used in the Renewed Covenant Scriptures of a local assembly/congregation of called-out QODESH Netserim Believers, such as the ‘Mashicahiym Assembly/Congregation” (ekklesia) ekklesia of YAHUAH which is at Corinth’ (1 Cor. 1:2 ), and also of the entire people of YAHUAH, such as in the affirmation that Messiah is ‘the head over everything for the Natsarim Qodesh Assembly/Congregation, which is His body’ (Eph. 1:22-23)”).

We have seen in the overview above the Greek word (ekklesia) ekklesia is consistently used in the Greek translation of the Tanach and is understood in all other Greek language literature as meaning “assembly” or “congregation”. The word used in the Scriptures should read “assembly” or “congregation” from the Hebrew ( qahal) lhq or (edah) hd[ or the Greek (ekklesia) ekklesia , but not “church.”

Why is it then that in the Renewed Covenant Scriptures the same word is translated as “church” and where does the word “church” come from? We will first examine the source of the word “church” and then examine several passages in the Renewed Covenant Scriptures in seeking to determine why (ekklesia) ekklesia would be translated as “church”, contrary to normal rules of translation.

So where did the word Church come from? It comes from the German word KIRKE. Gary Amirault, in an article on the internet entitled;”Circe (Church)–Daughter of the Sun” shares the following incites:

Those of you who have been in “church” or have “gone to church” for any length of time have probably heard that the origin of the word “church” is from the Greek word ekklasia written in English ecclesia which would translate into English as called out, an assembly, or collection. This may be the definition of the word ecclesia, but the English word “church” does not come from this Greek word. Webster says the English word “church” comes from the Greek word kuriakon meaning “the Lord’s” or “the Lord’s house or belonging”. Sounds plausible, doesn’t it? This is what the seminary students are taught when they enter into the halls or walls of christendom as they study to become “heads of the churches.” To most of you, this explanation would probably suffice, but I am a nosy type, and I like to dig. Looking into Young’s Concordance, I discovered this word kuriakon is not in the Greek text of our Bibles. Strange that the Creator of the Universe would name his body on earth kuriakon and then not use the word in His Holy Word. Something did not smell right, know what I mean?

I am in touch with many people who spend much time doing word studies, and play around with what has been called “etymology”, that is the study of word origins. I also read much material from different authors who have traced many of our “church” words to pagan mythology, especially Greek, Roman, Babylonian, and German or Teutonic mythology. Most of you are not aware of the fact that English is really a part of the German language. As a matter of fact, about 90% of the words in the King James Bible are German in origin. The English peoples are also called Anglo-Saxons. The Webster’s Dictionary says under Anglo-Saxon “A member of the nation created by the consolidation of Low German tribes that invaded England in the 5th and 6th centuries, together with native and Danish elements, which continued as the ruling power of England until the Norman Conquest.” Their language dominated England. Even the name England reflects this. I point this out so that you are aware of how German or Norse mythology has much to do with many of our English words.

Now Webster says that the root of this word “church” is a Saxon word “circe, or circ, or cyric.” Those of you who are versed in Greek mythology or in the Greek language should begin to be raising your eyebrows. This information is so embarrassing that Webster did what he could to hide this in his first edition, but later editions made it easy to uncover. In the Original Webster’s under the word “circ” are the simple words “see circus.” Who says our Father doesn’t have a sense of humor? But it gets more interesting than that! The first entry as to the etymological meaning and origin of the church is “circe.” Now for those who are versed in Greek, this connection is so obvious and embarrassing that Webster did not put this noun in his dictionary, but he did put the adjective which is “Circean” I cannot prove it, but I think this omission was intentional. Under “Circean” we find the following definition: “adjective; Pertaining to Circe, the fabled daughter of Sol and Perseis, who was supposed to possess great knowledge of magic and venomous herbs, by which she was able to charm and fascinate.” Later editions of Webster’s finally had the courage to enter the noun under which we find more information: “Circe noun [L., fr. Gr. Kirke.] In the Odyssey, an island sorceress who turned her victims by magic into beasts but was thwarted by Odysseus with the herb moly given him by Hermes-Circean, circaean adj..”

A couple of years ago Dr. Ernest Martin sent me a photocopy of an old book written in England with a cover page that went as follows: “The MYTH OF KIRKE: Including the visit of Odysseus to the Shades. An Homerik Study by Robert Brown, Jun., F.S.A..” It had a quote from the famous Milton on the title page that read, “Who knows not Circe, The daughter of the Sun?” It appears at the present time few people know her for who she really is. Dr. Martin opened my eyes and since then I have spent much time gathering the pieces to reveal Circe, Church, the daughter of the Sun.

Father willing, we will trace how the Greek Kirke became Circe in the Anglo-Saxon, which became Chirche in Church Latin who finally manifested in full glory as Church, daughter of the Sun, a woman who had the power to turn men into animals.

As we have just seen above the term “church” does not come from the Greek word (ekklesia) ekklesia . However one views it (whether from the Hebrew ( qahal) lhq or (edah) hd[ or the Greek (ekklesia) ekklesia , it never means “church” but an assembly, meeting, or congregation of people. So what then is the reason for translating (ekklesia) ekklesia as “church” when the Greek word does not mean “church?” Could it not be a matter of scholarship but simply a case of a plain and simple anti-semitic bias on the part of Bible translators?

Let us consider several examples:

And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church (ekklesia)… (Mat. 16:18)

Compare this with:

I also tell you this: you are Kefa [which means Rock], and on this rock I will build my called out assembly… (Mat. 16:18)

So what’s the difference between church and assembly? Isn’t just a matter of words? Possibly, but which captures more the real sense of the Greek (ekklesia) ekklesia?

Assembly, Greek ekklesia, which means called-out ones, and is used in the Septuagint to translate Hebrew kahal lhq, assembly, congregation, community. The usual English translation of ekklesia is church; and from it comes the word ecclesiastical, meaning, having to do with the church. What is being spoken about is a spiritual community of people based on trust in YAHUAH and his son the Messiah YAHUSHA. This can be all people throughout history who so commit themselves, or a group of such people at a particular time and place, such as the QODESHIYM community in Corinth or Jerusalem. The phrase, the ekklesia that meets in their house (Ro 16:5), refers to a particular congregation. Unlike church, ekklesia never refers either to an institution or to a building.

The point Stern is making is that to translate ekklesia, as “church” simply does not fit nor is it warranted by the context of the passage. YAHUSHA is building a “community” an “assembly” of His followers. To Translate ekklesia as “church”, only confuses the issue – is YAHUSHA talking about a building or a community?

To translate ekklesia as “assembly” or “congregation” is not only consistant with the context of the passage but also consistant with the Greek translation of the Tanach and other Greek literature outside of the New Covenant Scriptures. So why would one risk clairity of translation just to use the word “church”, unless the translators are trying to make a point , “YAHUSHA is building a NEW community – the CHURCH – as opposed to Israel? Could it be that in translating ekklesia as “church” rather than “assembly or “congregation” the translators reveal not scholastic honesty but rather a case of a plain and simple anti-semitic bias on their part?

The case becomes even more clear if we look at Matthew 18:17.

And if he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church (ekklesia) ekklesia; and if he refuses to listen even to the church (ekklesia) ekklesia, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax-gatherer. (NAS)

If he refuses to hear them, tell the congregation (ekklesia) ekklesia; and if he refuses to listen even to the congregation (ekklesia) ekklesia, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax-collector. (JNT)

If we look at these two passages, which makes more logical sense of the basic meaning of the word (ekklesia) ekklesia? Again the simple meaning of what Messiah is teaching is that in an area of disagreement between bretheren we are called to consult with other believers the (ekklesia) ekklesia the “assembly”. Again the Biblical translators choose to use the word “church”. Many of these same scholars do not even believe the the “church” came into existance prior to Pentecost (Shavuot) – so who then is the “church” – a non-existant body that is not yet around? The choice of the word “church”, only confuses the issue – is YAHUSHA talking about a building or a community?

To translate ekklesia as “assembly” or “congregation” is consistent with the context of the passage we seek the counsel of other believers, the “assembly” or “congregation.” So why would one risk clarity of translation just to use the word “church”, unless the translators are trying to make a point , “YAHUSHA’s NEW community – meets in a New Building, the CHURCH – as opposed to a Yahudim Synagogue? We will be considering the term synagogue (sunagoge) later in this article. Could it be that in translating (ekklesia) ekklesia as “church” rather than “assembly or “congregation” the translators reveal not scholastic honesty but rather a case of a plain and simple anti-semitic bias on their part?

For our next passage we will be comparing three translations. Let us now consider Hebrews 2:12:

“Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church (ekklesia) ekklesia will I sing praise unto thee. (KJV)

saying, “I will proclaim Thy name to My brethren, In the midst of the congregation (ekklesia) ekklesia I will sing Thy praise” (NAS)

“I will proclaim your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation (ekklesia) ekklesia I will sing your praise” (JNT)

This passage is a direct quote from Psalm 22:22. Let us first look at how they deal with the Hebrew text of Psalm 22 before we consider the quote in Hebrews 2:12

I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation ( qahal) lhq will I praise thee. (KJV)

I will tell of Thy name to my brethren; In the midst of the assembly ( qahal) lhq I will praise Thee. (NAS)

We can see here that Psalm 22:22 uses the word ( qahal) lhq, which as we noted above should be translated as “assembly” or “congregation.” Interesting to note between these two translations we have both meanings of ( qahal) lhq expresed. 

We also noted above that (ekklesia) ekklesia was used more than one hundred times in the Greek translation of the Tanach in common use in the time of YAHUSHA.

Based on this we would expect that the Bible translators would then translate (ekklesia) ekklesia for ( qahal) lhq and arrive at a consistant translation of either “assembly” or “congregation” in Hebrews 2:12. But is this the case?

The (NAS) to it’s credit does. It translates both as using either “congregation” in the case of Psalm 22 or “assembly” in the case of Hebrew 12:2.

But what happened to the (KJV)? In Psalm 22:22 it did a good job in translating ( qahal) lhq as “congregation.” But look what happened to (ekklesia) ekklesia – it has suddenly become “church.” One might just wonder, what “church” did David attend? Was it First Bapist? United Methodist? Obviously such questions are : ludicrous! But so too is translating (ekklesia) ekklesia as “church.”

While we credit the (NAS) for translating (ekklesia) ekklesia as “congregation” in this case. We wonder why, in this case do they translate (ekklesia) ekklesia is more consistently translated as “church” by the (NAS) but here choose to use “congregation”? Could it be that they consider David to be a Jew – and therefore – he would not be going to a “church” to “proclaim Thy name to My brethren, In the midst of the congregation (ekklesia) ekklesia I will sing Thy praise.

What of the “Gentile Believers”, do they proclaim Thy name to their brethren, In the midst of the “church” they will sing Thy praise? One would be led to believe so by the way they consistently translate (ekklesia) ekklesia as “church” in the Renewed Covenant Scriptures. It seems as though may Bible Translators have bought into the “Two People of YAHUAH” heresy which plagues so much of the “church!” And again it must be asked; “Could it be that in translating (ekklesia) ekklesia as “church” rather than “assembly or “congregation” the translators reveal not scholastic honesty but rather a case of a plain and simple anti-semitic bias on their part?”

There is another other issue we would like to consider. What about the Greek for synagogue (sunagoge) (see James 2:2 NAS) and why is synagogue translated as “assembly.?” 

Stern in his commentary writes:

Your synagogue. This is a Messianic synagogue, a congregation of believers in YAHUSHA, predominantly Yahudim (Jewish), expressing their Renewed Covenant faith in a way retaining most or all of the prayers, customs and style of non-Messianic synagogues. The word in Greek is sunagoge; it appears 57 times in the New Testament. Fifty-six times it refers to a Yahudim (Jewish) place of congregational assembly and is translated “synagogue” in virtually all English versions. Yet in the present verse KJV and the Revised Standard Version render it “assembly,” and other versions translate it by “church,” “meeting,” “place of worship” and other avoidances of the word “synagogue.” This reflects the translators unwillingness to acknowledge the Yahudi-ness (Jewishness) of Renewed Covenant faith and the overall antisemitic bias that has infected Christianity over the centuries (see Ro 10:4&N 1). The New Jerusalem Bible prepared by Roman Catholics does use the word “synagogue,” but adds in a note, “James is writing to Yahudi (Jewish) Natsarim; it is possible that they may even have still been attending Yahudim (Jewish) synagogues, or it may be his word for the Natsirm Qodesh assembly for liturgical services.” “Even…still…attending Yahudi (Jewish) synagogues” – how backward of them! And how backward of Shaul, who made it his “usual practice” to do so (Ac 17:2 2)!

Yaakov is talking neither about a Christian church service nor a gathering of Yahudi (Jewish) nonbelievers but a Messianic synagogue. He would not refer to “your synagogue” and assume his readers were in charge of seating visitors if the synagogue was not controlled by the Messianic Yahudim (Jews). There is no reason why “synagogue,” with its unmistakably Yahudi (Jewish) connotation, should have been “his word for the Natsarim assembly ” in general, since the term the New Testament uses 112 times for that is ekklesia (ekklesia) ekklesia (usually rendered “church” in other versions; see ( Mt 16:18N); Yaakov himself employs it at 5:14 4 JNT). The idea that this synagogue was Messianic simply did not occur to the Jerusalem Bible note-writer. Rendering (synagogue) sunagoge “church” instead of “synagogue” robs Messianic Yahudim (Jews) of their identity.

This verse establishes a solid New Testament basis for modern-day  Natsarim Qodesh synagogues, provided they do not exclude Gentile believers. To do so would “raise the middle wall of partition” once again, in violation of Ep 2:11-16&NN 5. A Messianic Natsarim Qodesh synagogue, while committed to preserving and developing a Yahudi rather than a Gentile mode of expressing Renewed Covenant faith, must be open to participation by believing Yahudi and Gentiles alike.

So where did the word Church come from? It comes from the German word KIRKE.The word “KIRKE” is a word whose root goes back to circle – circe (the false goddess). Kirke is similar to the Hebrew word (kikkar) rKK meaning a disk or circle. Or SUN WORSHIP! (see Zech 5:6-11 NAS). The sun was worshipped as baal or lord by a full circle of pagans. Is it any question why some then worship on sun-day?

Edited by GWT

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