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– Be reconciled to the one true
God as well, they repented, and because of that they were
used to judge Israel later on. But now we’re gonna find
out how it all happened. These nations were divided, the Almighty then chose a group of people, one nation, one family,
to be his representatives and this is how it happened. Genesis chapter one, 11, verse one. The whole earth was of one
language and one speech. Seems to be saying the same thing, but in the Hebrew, it’s
saying that every word meant the same thing. See, we use the same word in
different continents in English and even from north to south, and that one word means
several different things. At this time, every word meant exactly what everyone understood it to mean. There was no confusion, there was absolute crystal
clear communication, but that communication was
used to build an empire to enslave people, a prison
planet if you please. And it came to pass as
they, the offspring of Noah, journeyed from the east
that they found a plain in the land of Shinar,
and they all dwelt there. And they said one to another, go to, which in old English, King
James English, means come now. The opposite of when you
tell someone to go to, it means literally come now, let us make brick and burn them thoroughly and they had brick for stone
and slime they had for mortar. And down the Dead Sea
Valley, in that area, the slime, the asphalt, the pitch, was used to cement these bricks together. They were not taking the time to chisel out stone,
that would take too long. No, they made brick, they
burned them in furnaces, to harden them, and then
they built the tower and they used the pitch
from that part of the world. And they said let us come now, or go to, come now, and let us
build a city and a tower whose top may reach into heaven. And let us make a name,
lest we be scattered upon the face of the whole earth. And so now, the political,
economic, and religious one-world government ruled
by Nimrod is now in place. It’s the beginning of his kingdom, then, Yehovah came down to see the city and the tower which the
children of men had built and he said behold, the people are one, they are (speaking foreign language). They are not one person, they are united. They are all united in what
they are planning to do, and they have all one language and this which they’ve begun now nothing is gonna be
restrained from them. Now, let us go down and
confound their language that they may not understand
one another’s speech. So Yehovah scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth and they left off building the city, and their totalitarian prison planet. Therefore the name is called Babel because Yehovah did confound the language of the people there. Now in verse 10, these are
the generations of Shem, it shifts gear, now we’re going to find, now we’re gonna find the chosen people. These are the generations of shem. Shem was 100 years old and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood. We’re gonna be given the
date of the next generation, how many years they lived, and then finally get get to verse 16, and Eber lived 430 years and begat Peleg. Now, they would only name Peleg, which means divided, Peleg
if this is at the time that the tower of Babel and
the languages were confused and the people were divided. So definitely less than 400 years after the flood that took place. Now we follow this family,
the Hebrews, the Ebers, we follow them down to verse 26. Terah, who was the
offspring, lived 70 years and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. And verse 27, now these are
the generations of Terah. And it says that and Haran
died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity,
in Ur of the Chaldeans. This is Babylon, it’s on the other side of the Euphrates River. And Abram and Nahor took themselves wives, and the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai. And now we go to chapter 12. This is when the Almighty interrupts the course of human events. Yehovah said to Abram,
get out of your country, from among your kindred,
and from your father’s house unto a land that I will show you. I will make you a great
nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing. I will bless them that bless you, I will curse those that curse you, and in you, all the families
of the earth shall be blessed. And so Abram did depart. He crossed over the Euphrates River, becoming the first, technically,
Hebrew when he crossed over the Euphrates River. And as he departed, and this is after the death of his father when he leaves, and so Abraham departed as he was told, and he took Lot with him,
and Lot was his nephew. He could’ve been years and years older because he was the son of the oldest brother, of Haran. And so he could’ve been many years older but still his nephew. And Abraham was 75 when
he departed out of Harran. Now, this is when, and we’ll
get into some detail on this, when the 430 years sojourn begins when Abram departs from Harran. And it’s 430 years until Exodus 12:40, the actual Passover in Exodus from Egypt, exactly 430 years later. Now, the way that the
English translation has it, it makes it sound like we
were in bondage for 430 years, but we’re gonna see that
that is not the case. We have several different
ways to cross-reference this in verse five, and Abram
took Sarai, his wife, and Lot, his brother’s son, all their substance and the
souls that they had gotten, and they went forth
into the land of Canaan. The land of Canaan, filled
with sexual perversion, and into the land of Canaan they came. Abram passed unto the place of Sichem, which is modern day Nablus. Why it’s called Nablus is because the Arabs can’t pronounce a P. It’s really Neapolis, but
they can’t pronounce Neapolis so they say Nablus, okay, it is a hotbed of Palestinian terrorism even to this day in the land of Israel, but at the time it was Sichem, that was the name of this city. And so it was at Sichem,
in the plain of Moreh, which means the teacher. But the Canaanite was then in the land. Again, what is the big
deal about the Canaanites? You have to understand the history, and you have to understand
what these people are doing, and we are going to find out because we’re going to see brimstone rain down out of heaven
and incinerate this before the night is over. Right here is some of the brimstone that rained down 4,000 years ago. 95.72% pure sulfur,
three other trace metals, it’ll melt right through the
windshield of a car even today. But that’s later. Then, when Yehovah appeared
unto him at Sichem, this is where he built an altar. Whenever the revelation comes, when the Almighty meets with you, what Abram does is he builds an altar to never ever forget this moment. And this is the seriousness, whenever the Almighty speaks to you and it can be rare, but those who think he’s constantly chattering away with them, you know, okay, why don’t
you build an altar there? Because when he gives you instructions, it is a monumental thing in your life, and Abraham treated
every one of these things with the utmost dignity, and in fact the Almighty
said when you come into the land Israel, do not
remove the ancient markers, do not remove the altars
that were put there before, because you may not know what they are, but I know what they are and he is able to reveal
this very thing to us. And so he went from thence
and he moved over to Bethel, the house of Eloah, and
he pitched his tent there, and he built another altar unto Yehovah. And there, he called at Bethel, he called upon the name of Yehovah. Many, many years later, this is where the tabernacle’s
going to be built, it will remain there
for 400 years at Bethel before David removes it
and takes it to Jerusalem. All these cities, all these
names, extremely important. And what I was quoting was
out of Deuteronomy 19:14, thou shalt not, these are the instructions to the children of Israel, thou shalt not remove
another person’s landmark which they of old time have
set in your inheritance which you shall inherit in the land that Yehovah, thy Elohim,
gives thee to possess it. And so now, it says that Abraham went down into Egypt to sojourn there because there was a famine
in the land of Canaan and we see what transpires
when he is down there. And then we he comes out of Egypt after a period of time in
chapter 13, verse seven, there arose a strife between the herdsman of Abraham’s cattle, it says in New King James, and whenever you see the
word cattle, it is flocks. Do not think of bovine, you must think of flocks of sheep and goats. They did have bovine down in Egypt, but this is not what it’s talking about. The word cattle is King James for the Hebrew which means flocks. And so, and it says that the strife arose between Abraham and Lot’s herdsmen and it says that the
Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land. Again, bringing this
up, what is in the land? They are in the middle of a sick, twisted, and perverse world. And Abram said, you
know, we don’t need this. You decide, if you wanna go
to the left, go to the left. If you wanna go to the right, whichever way you go, you take the land and I’ll take the opposite, you choose, you’re gonna have it your way, and Lot lifted up his eyes
toward the plain of Jordan that was well-watered everywhere like the garden of the lord
before it was destroyed. And Sodom and Gomorrah was there, and it was well-watered
all over Sodom and Gomorrah before he destroyed it. And then it says, so Abraham
dwelt in the land of Canaan, but, and this is verse 12, but Lot dwelled in the
cities of the plain. So he was in the land of Canaan, but Lot turned his eyes and he went and dwelt in the city of Sodom. And it says that, in verse 13, the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked, and sinners before Yehovah. And it was at that time that
the Almighty spoke to Abram and said arise, walk through the land, the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give this to you. And so now at this point,
when he was told that he was going to be given this land, now he’s told to the length and the breadth of this very land and so now Abraham disappears
for the next 10 years, we don’t even hear about him. Why, because all this
land goes all the way to the river in Egypt, all
the way to the Euphrates, and he walked the length
and the breadth of the land, it takes him 10 to 13 years
to accomplish all of this. And then he finally moved his tent and dwelt in the plain of
Mamre, which is Hebron. Hebron, and he built
another altar to Yehovah. Now we are going to come to the incident where Lot is taken hostage. Four kings against five kings, and they come to Sodom
and they take away Lot. And Abraham gets together
his household of 318 men and he makes a commitment to the Almighty. We don’t hear about it at first, we hear about it afterwards, that he has raised his hands in a solemn oath to the Almighty. If you allow me, and my 318 servants, to go and rescue Lot and
to conquer these kings who have gone against fortified cities and have taken them, and
have taken their people, taken their treasures, if
you allow me to do this I will not put my hand to the spoils. I am going to trust in your promise that this land has been given to me, and I am not going to go
the way anyone else would and receive the spoils from this, I’m going to trust in you. I have faith that you are my sufficiency and I am committing my
life to do your will. I think now is a good moment to stop, because each week we want
to give you an opportunity to give to support the
work of this ministry. We are freely, at great expense, we are freely giving to the entire world. Close to 20 man-days of labor, 16 to 20 man-days of labor goes into each one of these productions
for our Shabbat Night Live, we are broadcast in over 127 countries but to stay on the air, it
takes your help, your support. So if we are a blessing
to you in your life, if we are ministering to you, then we ask that you trust the Almighty and that you then so seed
back into this ministry so that we can continue to reach out. Abraham, with 318 men,
was able to accomplish what the kings and all their forces and the fortified cities
of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboim, and Zoar, could not do. And when he came back, the
king of Sodom came forth to meet him but someone far more important we read about in the 14th verse of, 18th verse of Genesis 14. And then, Melchizedek,
or the Melekh Tzedek, Melekh king, Tzedek righteousness, the King of Righteousness,
the king of Shalom, Jerusalem, brought forth bread and wine. He was a priest of the most high God, and he blessed Abram and
said blessed be Abram of the most high, possessor
of heaven and earth, and then he blessed the most high God which had delivered the enemies
of Abraham into his hand. And Abraham, it says,
gave the Melekh Tzedek ties of all that he possessed. Yeshua said Abraham saw my
day, and he rejoiced in it. Rejoiced of his vast empire, the gold, the silver, the flocks, he gave 1/10 of everything
because he shared with them the broken body, he shared
with them the shed blood, he shared with them the
coming of the Messiah, and Abraham rejoiced in it
and gave 1/10 of everything. What an incredible reality. And then, the king of Sodom said, give me back the people that belong to me, take all the goods, Abram said no, I have sworn by the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, I am not going to take, in verse 23, from a thread to a shoe latchet
lest you should say that I and all my perversion,
all my sin of my city has somehow made Abram, well, no, I’m not gonna take anything. Take everything, what the
plunderers have taken, let them take it, but
I’m not taking anything. And then, now chapter
15, after these things, the word of Yehovah
came unto Abram and said I am your shield and your
exceeding great reward. And Abram responded, said well, you know, what kind of exceeding great
reward can you give me? I’m a wealthy old man, I’m
gonna go to the grave childless. And my heir, you know, Eliezer
from Damascus is my steward and I’m gonna have to leave everything to those servants who have
been born in my household, what are you going to do? And the Almighty said I am
going to bring forth an heir for you out of your own loins. And then he took him outside and said look up at the stars
in heaven, can you count them? So your seed shall be. And just as a grain of the sand of the sea cannot be numbered so, that is what your
offspring is going to be. And he said well, how
am I going to know this? And verse nine, and it
said he said unto him, take a heifer of three
years old, a heifer, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle and a young pigeon. Now, this is where some illiterates get a three year old red heifer from because they don’t know
what they’re talking about. The red heifer was not
three years old, okay? Could be a year and a half old, could be well over five years old, there’s no stipulation whatsoever. But in order to try to
get a 3 1/2 year ministry, they concoct this whole thing that Jesus is the three year old cow. Well there’s no such
thing in the scripture except for right here, here
is a three year old heifer, a three year old female goat,
and a ram of three years old. And he said, you take
these, you cut them in half, except for the birds, you
just break them and put them, you put them on each side of the valley, let the blood run into the middle of this and you and I are gonna walk
up and down through that blood. This is what is called a blood covenant. And when Abram and the Almighty walk up and down through that blood, whoever breaks the covenant, they die. Just like these animals are dead, that’s what a blood covenant means. Whoever breaks the blood covenant are dead as the animals
that ratified this covenant. And then, the Almighty put
Abraham into a deep sleep and the Almighty, like a smoking fire pot, like a furnace of fire, walks
up and down through that blood to signify this is not
even up to you, Abraham, you’re gonna be dead and in
the ground, sound asleep. 4,000 years ago, the creator
of the heavens and the earth made an everlasting covenant with Abraham. All the land, from the
Euphrates to the Nile, belongs to the sons of Israel. Shock waves are gonna shake the earth as heaven reaches down
to fulfill that promise and it will happen, ladies and gentlemen, this is the generation. And every nation that stands against the covenant of the Almighty
will find themselves on the battlefield against the Almighty. Ladies and gentlemen, this is
a reality that’s playing out at this very time. And right now, it says in verse 13, and he said unto Abram, know of a surety, that thy seed shall be a
stranger in a strange land, a stranger in a land that is not yours, and shall serve them, and they
shall afflict them 400 years. Okay, there’s another
way to translate this, now listen to this. Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that
is not theirs for 400 years, they shall serve them and
they shall afflict them. Because it’ll now be 400 years until the Exodus of Exodus
chapter 12, verse 40. From when he was told to leave, Haran crossed over the Euphrates River and then go into a land
that he will give him, it was 430 years from then, but now it’ll be 430 years from now because the Almighty can’t change how many years we’re gonna be in bondage but now we have the progression of time. And even though this
is out of time sequence because we still had to get in, a little bit later it’s gonna tell about the destruction
of Sodom and Gomorrah, about the birth of
Ishmael and Isaac and all, from when this covenant is
made, it will be 400 years before we are coming out of the land. And also, we read in verse 14, that nation whom they
shall serve, I will judge. And afterward, they shall
come out with great substance, the substance from that nation. Here’s where the promise is made and, in five weeks from now, we will finally arrive at that moment when we walk out of
Egypt with the plunder. And thou shalt go to your
fathers in peace and in old age but in the fourth generation, they will come forth hither again. The fourth generation from
when we go into that nation, which we will now understand to be Egypt, in the fourth generation
they will come out for the iniquity of the Amorites
is not yet come to a full. See, the Almighty does
not judge before his time. He is long suffering, not
willing that any should perish. Now, where are these four generations? I’m going to take you
to Exodus one right now so that we understand the timing of this. Exodus chapter two, verse one, there went a man out of the house of Levi and took to wife a daughter of Levi. And we are going to find out Yochebed is literally the daughter of Levi. Not the granddaughter, not
the great granddaughter, but literally the daughter of Levi who is the brother of
Joseph who came into Egypt. And in Exodus 6:16, these are
the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, Kohath, Merari, and
the years of the life of Levi were 137, and the sons
of Kohath with Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. Who is the son of Kohath, Amram. Who does Amram then, and in verse 20, it says and Amram took Yochebed, his father’s sister, to wife. This is the daughter of Levi. Just as Kohath was a son of Levi, now Amram took his
father’s sister to wife, which is his aunt, and she
bear him Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life
of Amram were 137 years. And then in verse, Exodus 2:21, Yitro gave Moses his daughter Zipporah and she bear him a son
and call his name Gershom for he said, Moses said, I’ve been a stranger in a strange land. And so now we have who’s
coming out of Egypt, we have Amram and Yochebed, okay? So we have Yochebed, which is the first generation after Levi. We have Amram, then we have Moses, and then we have Gershom. We have the fourth generation
now coming out of Egypt. Ladies and gentlemen, that is, according to the work of E. W. Bullinger, and also Ginsburg, the Rabbi Ginsburg who became a believer, who
worked with E. W. Bullinger, calculated this to be at 215 years that we were actually
in the land of Egypt. Again, 430 years from when Abraham was told to come out and
the promise was made. Then it’d be 430 years before the Exodus, or from when the covenant was made and the Almighty walked through the blood 400 years from then. And then he was told at that incident it would be the fourth generation, which is numbered right down the line, which comes out to be 215 years according to the chronology
work of E. W. Bullinger, and Christian, which he
renamed himself, Ginsburg, the orthodox rabbi who
was solely responsible for the Masorah, the Masoretic text, he saved it from extinction. So now we see that, in verse
17 it came to pass that when the sun went down,
the smoking furnace, the pieces, okay, we’ve
already covered that. The Almighty was the one that walked up and down through that, making
the covenant with Abraham. In chapter 16, we have
the incident of Hagar, at 86 years of age, Hagar,
the handmaid of Sarah, who couldn’t have any children. Then she bears Ishmael. And Ishmael, this is the angel of Yehovah told Hagar what to name him, and it said that in verse 12 he will be a wild ass of a man, that’s literally what
it says in the Hebrew. He is going to be a wild ass of a man. His hand will be against every man and every man’s hand against him, and he will constantly be
in the face of his brethren. He can’t get along, fighting
one tribe against another, my goodness is this not
exactly what we’ve seen of the 12 sons that came out of Ishmael? The wars that have gone on, you know, talk about a wild ass of a man. That is exactly what we see
in the, not only scripture, but in the history of the Middle East. And then in chapter 17, Abram was 90 years and Yehovah appeared unto him again. Now, in 17, which one is this? Chapter 17, at this point this is (gasps) this is the fifth revelation to Abram, the fifth revelation. And he said to Abram, walk
before me and be perfect, and I’m going to make my covenant between me and you and
multiply you exceedingly. And this is where the Almighty changed his name from Abram to Abraham, which means the father of many nations. And he is going to be
given in verse eight, his seed will be given
all of the land of Canaan. It will be stripped away
from these sexual perverts, these predators, these
pornographers and pedophiles, figure of speech, these
traffickers, sex traffickers, they will be completely
taken out of this land and you will inherit this. Now, this is the token. This is the token between me and you. You are going to circumcise the foreskin of every male in your household. The servants that you buy for money, the people that come out of your loins, every one of them is
going to be circumcised and this is going to be
the token of my promise that all the land from
the Euphrates to the Nile belongs to the sons of Israel. And so from then on, every day, several times a day, every
one of the sons of Abraham are reminded, because of the circumcision, because there’s a difference,
in their daily routine even, because now it is a constant reminder that the Almighty made
this promise with Abraham. And every circumcised male
can harken back and realize that the Almighty made
a covenant with Abraham that will be fulfilled,
and it doesn’t matter how dead and how asleep
Abraham or his children are, the Almighty will fulfill this very thing. And then, the Almighty came down while Abraham was living
in the plain there. He came down with his angels to see if, as it says in chapter 18 verse 20, Yehovah said because the cry
of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, because their sin is
very great and grievous, I will go down and see whether
they have done altogether according to the cry of it, because there are people that were crying out to the Almighty, they were being abused, they were being chained up in dungeons, brought out for sex pervert
parties at the Vatican, excuse me, at… Yeah, at you know, wherever
they were taking them. I’m just saying, you know,
we can’t get away from it. We can’t get away from this reality because it’s still alive today. The sick, twisted perverts,
oh yes it’s perversion and I don’t care what you think. Oh no, I’m not a homophobe,
I’m not afraid of sex perverts. I wouldn’t be telling
them you’re going to hell if it weren’t so. I’m not afraid of them. Oh, I know, they get in big gangs and do queer pride, and all that stuff, there’s no pride in sexual perversion. Trying to drowned out any
voice of the holy spirit to reconcile. And so the Almighty sent
fire and brimstone down upon the cities of Sodom,
Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim. The angels came in and took
the hands of Lot and his wife, and Lot’s two daughters, and
dragged them out of the city, fire and brimstone
rained down on the city, incinerating the cities of the plains. And then we read about what happens to Lot and his two daughters. His two daughters then have
children by their father. One is named Ammon, the other is Moab, and they become the
Ammonites and the Moabites. Now in the capital of Jordan is Ammon, Ammon, these are the offspring of the incestuous relationship between Lot and his
daughter, his two daughters, the Ammonites and the Moabites. And it is Lot’s wife who turns back, she just doesn’t glance
back, she turns back. She doesn’t wanna leave
all of the accoutrements, all that is available there in the land of Sodom and Gomorrah for her. She turns back and she is incinerated, and all that is left are the
mineral salts from her body. And that’s what still
leaks from the ground, from the ash there at the
city of Sodom and Gomorrah, are the mineral salts of the people who continue to leach to the surface and the desert gazelle are
now eating the mineral salts from the incinerated inhabitants
of Sodom and Gomorrah. And now we see that Abram, finally, at 100 years of age,
has a child with Sarah, who means now princess. From Sarai, to Sarah. From Abram, to the father of many nations, now has a son, and his name is Yitzhak. Yitzhak is then the
prize, the pride, the joy, the future of Abraham, and
then the Almighty tells him, chapter 22, take your
son, your only son Isaac. Now, Ishmael is his son, but
he’s calling him his only son because this is the son of promise. Abram did what he thought
he could do and should do and he had a child by this
Egyptian woman, Hagar. But no, that’s not the child of promise, this is your only son, this
is the one I promised you. The one that you love. And get into the land
of Moriah, moreh-Yah, the land where Yah will
be our teacher, our moreh. See, rabbi doesn’t mean
teacher, rabbi means great one, moreh is teacher. Go to the land of Moriah,
and offer him there as a burnt offering on
one of the mountains which I will tell you of. And that mountain is the
mountain, Mount Moriah, the mount where Yah will be our teacher. This is the mountain where the way of salvation will be shone and there it is, that Abraham builds, then takes his son, with his servants, and approaches from the valley. Comes up onto the temple,
what becomes the Temple Mount in the future, and then has his servants
put the wood of the sacrifice on the shoulders of Yitzhak. And he said, son, follow me. And the servants stayed behind on what will become the Temple Mount. Yitzhak says to his father, father, we have the wood of the sacrifice, but it’s on my shoulders, I’m carrying the wood of the
sacrifice on my shoulders, where is the lamb? Abraham said God will
provide himself a lamb, you follow me. So Abram led Yitzhak up to the
highest peak of Mount Moriah, which is still to this day north of the city wall of Jerusalem. And so as he took him
up to the highest peak, he built another altar. He bound his son to the
wood of the sacrifice. He then raised his knife, in
obedience to the Almighty, see when it says for burnt offering, it doesn’t mean to incinerate, it just means a total, a complete offering that cannot be undone. And as he raised his knife to plunge it into the
body of his beloved son, the son of promise, the
Almighty sent his angel and speaking in the first person, Abram, the Almighty knows
that you will not withhold the life of your only son. Stop! Now, this was not some kind of sick joke. It says that Yehovah tested Abram. Would he believe and follow him? Is the Almighty able to raise the dead? Because he knew that his
son was to be his heir, this is the one, is he
hearing from the Almighty, has he heard from him all these times? Every one of these
altars he built in stone is a reality, or was I dreaming it? Did the Almighty call me by name, tell me what to do, or am I dreaming this? Am I crazy or did he do what he said, and he said I’m going for it. I know what I heard, I’m going to obey, and the angel stopped him. And there was a ram, a male
lamb of the first year, with his horn caught in a
crown of thorns, a thicket. And that ram was the
substitute for the son. The male lamb was the
substitute for the son. A lamb, a ram which did no sin, did nothing wrong, but yet was provided as the substitute for the son. And so now we put in place a picture of a substitutionary sacrifice and that one day, we
will see at Mount Moriah, where the lamb of God, with
the wood of the sacrifice on his shoulders, then
answers Yitzhak’s question. Father, we have the wood,
it’s on my shoulder, where’s the lamb? And Abraham replied, God
will provide himself a lamb, you follow me. See, Abraham put in place a rehearsal, a Messianic prophecy, of a
substitutionary sacrifice for his son, which is
the nation of Israel. And his sons all who call upon his name. Join us again next week for episode two, in the five part series
Passover: the Path to Freedom. This is Michael Rood,
bidding you shalom in peace, and I’d like to leave
you with this blessing. (speaking foreign language) Yehovah bless you and keep you, Yehovah make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. Yehovah lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. In the name of Yeshua,
the Prince of Peace. Amen, and amen. (upbeat instrumental music) (film reel whirring) (dramatic music) – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
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welcome back to episode two of Passover: the Path to
Freedom, Living Among Pagans. We left off at the end of
the 22nd chapter of Genesis after laying the foundations
of the birth of the nations that from the flood of Noah,
we traced the lineage of the family of Shem through Abraham and now we find that the Almighty speaks directly to Abraham several
times during his life and the culminating event was
when the Almighty told him to sacrifice, to kill, the child that he was given by promise. And this was the ultimate
test in Abraham’s life. If he has really heard from the Almighty all these other times before, then if he is obedient to
actually sacrifice his son then he will see that this is a reality, that the promise of the Almighty that all of the land from
the Euphrates to the Nile belongs to Abraham and to his offspring. He knows that this will come to pass if the Almighty has
actually spoken to him. And so we saw this whole thing transpire and now we’re getting near
the end of Abraham’s life, and we have stopped at the
very end of chapter 22, in verse 23, and it says,
and Bethuel begat Rebekah, and now this is taking us back to Haran. It says Bethuel, who is the
son of Nahor, begat Rebekah. Now, the first thing that you look at, you have to ask yourself,
well why isn’t Laban a major character, even spoken of here, because Laban is Rebekah’s brother. But it is, again, a setup. And we are going to see entire
chapters that are a setup so that we can understand
the course of human events, and so now we go to Genesis chapter 23 because we’re going to find
out why this is significant that Bethuel has a daughter named Rebekah. And in the very first verse it
says Sara was 127 years old, and she died in Kirjatharba. Kirjatharba, the same as
Hebron, in the land of Canaan. Again, they cursed Canaanites, the group of people who are cursed and came out of Babylon and brought their sexual promiscuity,
their perversions, into a parcel of land that the Almighty has reserved for a chosen people who would be his priests, who would be his representatives
to the entire world. In fact, this land where the
Canaanites were squatting was the middle of the trade routes of all three continents, the King’s Highway goes through this area so if there’s one place
you don’t want filled with sexual perversion, and those who are the antithesis of living in the will of the Almighty, you don’t want them there. And so he has a plan
to establish his people at this very place. And Sarah died in Kirjatharba. Now, why is it called, Kirjath, or the city or the village, of Arba, four? We go to Joshua chapter 14 in verse 14, Hebron therefore became
the inheritance of Caleb, remember Joshua and
Caleb are the only ones of the older generation who
were able to come into the land. And it says the name of
Hebron before was Kirjatharba. Which, Arba was a great
man among the Anakims. Now, these are the giants in the land. And the land had rest from war when Caleb went in and conquered. And in chapter 15, verse
14, we read of Joshua, Caleb drove from thence,
the three sons of Anak: Sheshai, Ahiman, I
guess he’s the first one to eat rare tuna, Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak. So we have Anak, we have his three sons and that is why their
father is called Arba, because of these four giants
that came out of his lineage. And we read about this in Genesis 6:4, this was at the time of the flood, it says that there were giants
on the earth in those days and also after that, after the flood. When the sons of God came
unto the daughters of man, and they bear children unto them, the same became mighty men which were of old men of renown. These were the giants
that were in the land, these progeny of perversion with the sons of God,
speaking of angelic beings who left their oikoeterion, it says, their earth houses, that which
they were allowed to inhabit. They stepped out of bounds, and those who stepped out of bounds, are reserved in chains,
they are not free to go, they are reserved in
chains because of this. Even the fallen angels have rules, there is authority and they
cannot overstep those bounds. When they do, then it
results in devastation and also results in their incarceration. But we’re gonna continue on, this is why it’s called Kirjatharba, also known as Hebron today. And Abram stood up before
his dead, which is Sarah, and he said to the sons of Heth, who were living there,
they were Canaanites, I’m a stranger and a sojourner with you, give me a possession for a burying place that I may bury my dead out of my sight. And they said to him in verse six, you’re a prince of us, among us. You know, we have these sepulchers, bury your dead, no one will withhold their sepulcher from you. And so he went to the children of Heth and he said entreat for me
to Ephron, the son of Zohar, that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath which is
in the end of his field, and for as much money as it is worth, he shall give it to me for
possession to bury my dead. And this is when he speaks this, now we are going to see a chain of events which in the bible is called constraining. And we see that, so he approached Ephron,
and Ephron in verse 11 says, nay my lord, hear me, I’m
going to give it to you. And the cave that is therein,
I will give it to you. Now, this is not a natural cave, this is one that is chiseled out so that they can actually
make a sepulcher in it. These are all over the land of Israel, as a matter of fact at the garden tomb, which you can’t see from the garden tomb, but right on the other side of the wall where this cave has been chiseled out which fits in every description
the burial place of Yeshua, right on the other side
of that is the richest and the largest tomb system
in all of the land of Israel. Now, it is owned by Rome and
because a friend of mine, his father was the head of the
Knights Templar in America, we were able to get in
there, into this area, which is the richest grave system in all of the land of Israel, and these are caves that are chiseled out. So these are not natural caves. So when you think of
the cave of Machpelah, you know that it was a great deal of work for an extended period of time to be able to chisel
this out from solid rock. And he says nope, I’m just
going to give it to you. And then we come back in verse 12, and he says I pray you, hear me, I will give you money for the field, take it from me and I will bury my dead. And then finally, Ephron
comes back and he says, the land is worth 400 shekels of silver, what’s that between me and you? Just bury your dead in it. Well, 400 shekels of
silver is a lot of money, I mean talk about gouging
Abraham at this point, this is a severe gouging, this is up to $30,000 worth for this cave that’s been
chiseled in this parcel of land that is only a burial site, I mean, nobody lives anywhere around this. It’s not like a metropolis
where every piece, you know, every one quarter
acre has a mini mansion on it, no, I mean these people live
in tents and he’s given him, and so he said oh, this land is only worth 400 shekels of silver, and
so just take it, it’s yours. And so finally, when he said 400 shekels, now Abraham weighs out
400 shekels of silver and gives it to him. Now, this was what we,
in the east in the bible, when you see the word
in English, constrain, this is what it’s talking about. And we go into the gospel of Luke and see another similar situation here that is, it’s important to point out, because again, the bible,
even though the New Testament, we have it transmitted to
us, most of it in Greek. Matthew of course originally
in Hebrew, we know that. But we see that it’s still
describing a eastern culture. And in Luke 24, verse 25 and following, it says that Yeshua as he is
walking with his two disciples, he said oh fools, and slow of heart, to believe all that the
prophets have spoken. Ought not the Messiah to have suffered all these things that you have just enumerated as we walk mile after mile and then entered into his glory? And beginning at Moses,
and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures concerning himself, and as they drew nigh unto the village, and this is of Amaus, he pretended as though
Yeshua, who was in disguise, pretended as though he
would’ve gone further. But they constrained him,
saying one, abide with us. Number two, it is toward the evening. And number three, the day is far spent. Now, these are just a little synopsis. You know, he’s saying please join us, stay with us this evening at our home, we have a guest room,
we have plenty of food, we would love to have you here. And by protocol, Yeshua
would then have to decline. Thank you so much for
your gracious hospitality, but there’s no way that I
could possibly repay you, I’m going to have to decline
and continue on my way. And then they come back and say, well it’s so late, it’s almost evening, you’re not gonna be able to
get very far down the road, and so please stay with us. And Yeshua then is obligated
to decline one more time. He says no, no, I must be on my way, I have other places that I must be, and there is no way that I
can impose on your family at this late hour, your
wife and your children, everything is all set
and prepared for you, there’s no way that I would
want to impose on you. And then finally said, the day is gone! There’s nothing else, please
stay with us in this house and finally, Yeshua could then say, very well then, let’s dine together, and I’ll stay with you the evening. See, until the offer’s
been made three times, and refused the first two times, it’s not proper to then
accept the invitation. And many people from the east
who would come to America and they would be asked,
would you like to have dinner, and they say oh no, no, I’m not hungry. And they wouldn’t ask again. And so to the eastern, the Middle East, that’s extremely rude that
someone would come in your house and you wouldn’t constrain them to eat. And so finally they figure they have to, you know, the first time
somebody in the west says would you like something,
you have to say yes, or you’re gonna starve to death. Well here we have the same
thing playing out here for the cave of Machpelah, and so now finally, the price
is set, 400 shekels of silver. And now they bury Sarah right there. Now, in chapter 24, now we come to a very important thing to understand, and we have to understand this, we’re gonna understand
the Book of Hebrews even. Abraham was old, well-stricken in age. Yehovah had blessed Abraham, but Abraham said to his
eldest servant, Eliezer, who ruled all over all that he had, he says put, I pray thee,
thy hand under my thigh. Now, the elder Abraham,
in a reclining position, when he’s asking him to put
his hand under his thigh, this is a most solemn oath. Because when he puts his
hand under his thigh, he is then going to swear an oath which is called a testimony, because he is literally
going to, in English, a testimony because he is
literally going to then put his hand under the testicles, the family jewels of Abraham, and swear by his offspring that he will do exactly what he’s swearing to do. Now, this is different than
a last will and testament and we’re going to see that this testimony that is being taken, this
sworn oath that is happening, well let’s read about it first. In verse three, I will
make you swear by Yehovah, the God of heaven and
the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites. Do not, do not get one of these perverts and their offspring, their
women, to be the wife of my son. No, you are going to
go back to my country, back to my kindred, and take
a wife unto my son Isaac. And so he then made him swear this oath. Now, he said, now what if I go back, and the damsel will not
follow me, will not come back? And Abraham said, then you
are released from this oath. Because the Almighty had
already instructed Abraham. He had given him revelation
to not allow his son Yitzhak to marry a Canaanite. Send one back and get someone from your household back in Syria, where you’re from originally. That is where you go, someone who knows something
about the true God, we’re going to see the reality
of this in just a little bit. And so at this point, if the damsel, if this young virgin
doesn’t follow Eliezer back, he’s off the hook, this is
not a last will and testament. It can be changed, and it can
be changed by circumstances, but a last will and testament
is, again, the same procedure, putting the hand under the thigh, and when I die, and we’ll
see this in the case a little bit later of Jacob, who’s down in Egypt, there is a testimony, an oath taken that his
bones would not be left, nor would he be buried in Egypt, but he would be taken back to the place of the burial of his father, Yitzhak, which is the place of
the burial of Abraham, which is the place of the burial of Sarah. And so we see that this
last will and testament is, when a person dies,
that’s when it’s enforced, and this is what we’re talking about in the Book of Hebrews, about
a last will and testament, as opposed to a covenant and
the renewal of the covenant, but right here we see that this is the testimony that’s taken. And so, in verse nine
it says he put his hand under his thigh and then he swore to him concerning this matter
and so then, in verse 10, the servant took 10 camels of
all the camels of his master. There was nothing that was going to be restricted from Eliezer, he knows that he’s got
to go back up to Haran, and he’s got to make a big impression. So he takes 10 camels, he
loads them up with clothing, and with jewels, and with
gold and with silver. And so when he got up to the
city of Nahor in Mesopotamia, on the other side of the Euphrates, he stopped and he prayed, in verse 12, oh Yehovah, Elohim of my master Abraham. I pray, send me good speed this day, behold I’m standing
here by the well water, and when the daughters of men come out of the city to draw water, let it come to pass that the damsel to whom I say to, I pray,
give me something to drink, that this one will say,
after she gives me a drink, let me then water these 10 camels, who have been traveling
for a week to get there and they are going to
be extremely thirsty, it is going to be a long, and a hard job, to draw all this water
for this man of dignity, this man of wealth, and
she is going to offer to serve me, and let this be the one who you have chosen to
be the bride for Yitzhak, the son of my master. And it came to pass, before he
had even finished the prayer, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, which we had just read about
in the previous chapter, now Rebekah shows up. And he looks at her and this
girl is an absolute knockout. She is absolutely gorgeous, he has never seen a more
beautiful woman in his entire life being among all these Pagan Canaanites here is a woman that is beautiful, and she is just, the virtue just shines out of her eyes and face, and he says please, give
me a drink of water. It’s been a long travel. She gives him a drink and she then says, allow me to water your camels as well. And so they give drink to
all the men, all the camels, and everything is taken care of now. And then he finds out that she is the niece of Nahor. Excuse me, the granddaughter of Nahor, she is the great-niece of Abraham. And so he then immediately begins to pray, a prayer of thanksgiving,
and she says please, come to our place, we provender enough, we have enough straw for
the bedding for your camels and all, please come. And so then, Eliezer goes
into the house of Bethuel and Laban, her brother, is there and he explains the entire thing, that Abraham is extremely
wealthy and he has a son, and he said go back to my
kindred and find a wife. And so I was praying at the well, and these were the specifications, this is what I asked for, and
this is exactly what Rebekah came out and did, and so I
put this extremely expensive gold bracelet on her, because I didn’t want
this girl to get away. And she said, please, come to my house. And so here I am, and when they heard it, Bethuel and Laban said this is of Yehovah, there is no question, what can we say? And then they said she’s yours. And then he said, please, I would like to leave
immediately tomorrow. And they said well, let’s have at least a week of festivities, and he said no, please, don’t
cause me to slack in time. And so they went to Rebekah
and she said yes, I will go. They gave her some
servants to go with her, these were wealthy people too. And so then they get back,
they are nearing the area where Yitzhak lives, and Abraham, and at that point, Yitzhak
goes out into the field and she sees him from
afar and says who is this, and he said this is your master, this is your future husband. And so she lights off the camel, covers her face up, and it tells us that she went to meet her intended. And it says in verse 67 of chapter 24, and Yitzhak brought her
into his mother’s tent, took Rebekah, and she became his wife. So there you have a fairly
fancy wedding ceremony. He takes her into the tent,
and now she is his wife. See, this is… In the west, this is
called pre-marital sex. Except in the east,
this is called marriage. Because when a man and
a woman come together, they are married, it is not, you know, it’s not a tryout. He takes her into his mother’s tent, and she is his wife at that point. They do not need someone from
the local Baptist church there to do a particular ceremony, this is, this is the ceremony, so to speak. And chapter 25. Then again, Abram took a wife
and her name was Keturah. And she bear several sons,
and one is named Midian. Now, we find out Midian, this is an important
thing because later on in the Book of Exodus, we
find out that Moses goes over, leaves Egypt, flees the land of Egypt, over across the Yam Suf, on the other side of the Yam
Suf is the land of Midian and there is Yitro, or Jethro, the sheik of Midian, the priest of Midian. Because he is of the offspring of Midian. So this is actually one of
Abraham’s wives after Sarah dies. And then in verse seven and eight it tells us that Abraham lived one hundred threescore and 15 years. And so 175 years, he gives up the ghost, he’s an old man at this point, and he is then gathered to his people, he is also buried in
the cave of Machpelah. And archeologists, with all
the evidence that we have, it’s very likely that an archeologist found the cave of Machpelah, and that was several years ago, it was a privilege to hold in my hand one of the oil lamps that was taken from that particular cave
and is now in a museum. Maybe we’ll talk about that sometime. But now, verse 12, these are
the generations of Ishmael. This is Abraham’s children through Hagar, and these are going to
become the 12 Arab nations. And then, in verse 19, these
are the generations of Yitzhak. Abraham’s son Yitzhak, he was 40 years old when he took Rivkah, Rebekah, to wife. And then when she was 60 years old, that is when she bore Esau,
and Yaakov, Esau and Yaakov. Esau was born first, he
was covered with red hair, and he became known as Esau and Edom, as far as the land of Esau
was called Edom, for red. And even though he was born first, then we see the situation that transpires, he was born first but he was out hunting, he came back from a hunting trip, and he smelled the
pottage, this red lentils, that Yaakov had been cooking, and he says I’m going to starve to death, I didn’t obviously then get any game, I’m gonna starve to death
if you don’t feed me. And so Yaakov got him to swear to give up his right as their firstborn and the blessings that come,
the rite of the firstborn, and the double portion
that would come to him if he would feed him right then. And so it says that he despised, he treated as nothing his birth rite because he had to fill his belly. And that was more important to him, satisfying his own earthly desires than the blessing that he would get as a double portion at the
end of his father’s life. And so we see that what transpires right after this, there’s a famine in the land,
like at the time of Abraham, but there’s another famine. But this is when the
Almighty appears to Yitzhak and speaks to him in chapter 26 verse two. Yehovah appeared and said
do not go down into Egypt, dwell in this land that I tell you of, sojourn in this land. I’m going to bless you, and I
will give you these countries. I will perform the oath that I swear unto Abraham, your father. And I’m gonna multiply your
seed as the stars of heaven. And this is going to be so because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept
my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. And so now, the next generation is hearing directly from the Almighty
with these same words, the same commitment from the
Almighty to take this land. And so he stays there in the land and ends up with an
interaction with Abimelech, and then, and we’re not going to go into all the detail there but
now, in the 34th verse, Esau was 40 years old
when he took to a wife, Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath, the daughter
of Elon the Hittite, which were a grief of mind
unto Yitzhak and Rebekah. Yitzhak and Rivkah, you know, now my son, Esau, my oldest,
is marrying these Pagans. And it was grievous to him. You know, they had tattoos, they had piercings all over their faces and all over their bodies, I mean, they were covered with tattoos. These are a bunch of Pagan, it was just disgusting to them. And then it came to
pass, he was getting old, and this is when the
next thing, the blessing. And Yitzhak told Esau,
I want you to go out and I want you to get some venison, I want you to kill a deer, come back, and roast it up for me,
make it the way you make it because I love it, and then I’m going to bless you before I die. And so Rivkah overheard this,
and she really loves Yaakov, but her husband really loves Esau because he loves the
venison, he’s a wild man, he’s out in the wilderness, and you know, Yaakov is more of a
homeboy, a momma’s boy, he’s cooking in the
kitchen with her, okay? And so she said to him, go and kill two goats and bring them in. And I’m going to fix it up, and you’re going to go in and serve it and get the blessing from your father. He said, he’ll know the difference, and she said get me the goat skins, and so they put the goat skins
on the back of his hands, on the back of his neck,
I mean Esau had to be one hairy, hairy person for goat skin to be the thing that actually
fools the blind Yitzhak. And so Rivkah, who
starts this whole thing, makes up the food, and
then Yaakov goes in. And he says, I’ve prepared the venison, this is a great hunt, got
the venison ready for you, and he says, now, you
don’t sound like Esau. And he said come over here. And so he felt the back of his hand, felt the back of his neck, and that convinced him that it was Esau, so I don’t think that we’ve seen anything outside of the bearded lady at the fair that comes close to the hairiness of Esau. But now, because of this, he then blesses, he gives the blessing,
basically the deathbed blessing, and that which would’ve gone
to Esau now is upon Yaakov. And then, once it’s done, it’s done. And so Esau comes back and
he says, I’ve prepared this, and he said wait, who was
this that was in beforehand? And Esau, they figure out
finally that it’s Yaakov that did this, and he
already took the blessing. And so Esau is absolutely furious, and it says that in
verse 41 that Esau hated, hated Yaakov because of the blessing that his father blessed him with. And he has given him so much
more because of this blessing. And he says as soon as my father’s dead, as soon as the morning is over, I am going to kill him. I am going to kill him. And so, we’re going to
find out what happens, because now he makes his plan when and he begins to figure out how he is going to kill Yaakov. How will Yaakov ever
receive the birth rite and the blessing when he’s dead? Even though the blessing was acquired because of a conspiracy between Yitzhak’s wife Rivkah, and
Yaakov the younger child, once that blessing was given, there was no taking it back. And there was nothing that
could be done about it, and in chapter 28 we read that Yitzhak called Yaakov and blessed him. You know, there’s nothing he can do, the blessing has been given, he also earned the birth
rite of the firstborn because of the pottage that was sold, the red lentil stew that
was literally sold to Esau and he willingly gave up his
birth rite because of it, so he blessed him and he charged him, he said do not take a wife of the daughters of the Canaanites. Do not do it. Arise, go to Padanaram,
to the house of Bethuel, your mother’s father, and
take a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban,
your mother’s brother. So he said go find one
of your cousins, okay? Nowadays, that’s kinda what
you’d expect in West Virginia. Go to a family reunion to look for girls. But then, no, he’s going
back to his family, he’s going back to find one of his cousins because now we have a Godly
culture, a Godly person, and we remember that it
was Bethuel and Laban that said when they heard the story they recognized and said that Yehovah, certainly this is the hand of Yehovah, we cannot deny it, and so take my daughter, take my sister, and have her to be the wife. And so it says that the, that he sent away Yaakov,
and he went to Padanaram, unto Laban, son of Bethuel, the Syrian. Now, this is important
that we understand this where it talks about him being a Syrian. Because this is what is done, if I can find my note here. When the first fruit is presented during the feast of unleavened bread, we are to present the first
fruits of the barley harvest, that’s why it tells us in Exodus that we guard the month of the aviv. Because when the barley is aviv, that’s when we came out
of the land of Egypt and every year we will keep the Passover in the month of the aviv. And during Passover, a lamb is sacrificed, and that evening after sunset, which is now the 15th of
the month of the aviv, now we eat the lamb with
unleavened bread and bitter herbs and we have unleavened
bread for the entire week. After the weekly Sabbath during the feast of unleavened bread, that is when we harvest the
first fruits of the barley and present it in the temple. And when we come into the
temple to present this, it tells us in Deuteronomy
26:1, this is what we do. And actually, when we
discovering many of these things this is what Joshua Cohen and I did actually at the southern
steps of the temple, went out, harvested the barley and went through this rehearsal
there at the Temple Mount just so that we could
get into the whole thing to understand and to taste
what it would’ve been like in the days of the temple. And it shall be, in verse one, when thou art come into the
land, which Yehovah, your God, gives you for an
inheritance to possess it, you take of the first fruit of the earth and you bring it before Yehovah, your Elohim, and you put it in a basket and go to the place where Yehovah shall choose to place his name there. And you shall go to the priest
that shall be in those days and say to them, I profess
this day that Yehovah, thy Elohim, that I am
come unto this country, which Yehovah swear unto
our fathers to give us. And the priest shall take
the basket out of your hand, set it down before the altar of Yehovah, and you shall speak unto
him and say before Yehovah a Syrian, ready to perish, was my father. And he went down into Egypt
and sojourned there with a few, and there became a nation,
great, mighty, and populous, and the Egyptians evil entreated us, afflicted us, and laid
upon us hard bondage, and when we cried unto Yehovah, the Elohim of our fathers,
Yehovah heard our voice, looked on our affliction
and our labor and oppression and Yehovah brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, with
an outstretched arm, with great terribleness,
with signs and wonders, and he’s brought us to this place, has given us this land, a land that flows with milk and honey. And now, behold, I have brought
the first fruits of the land which thou, O Yehovah, has given me. And then you set it before
Yehovah, thy Elohim. See, this is why we do the
first fruits of the barley, the barley must be aviv, because of this rehearsal that
was to be done in the temple. And we see that the Day of First Fruits, and this offering, was actually fulfilled in its rehearsal by Yeshua who, when he arose, those
whose graves were opened when cried with a loud
voice, it is finished, the earth quaked, the rocks
went, and the graves were opened when he arose three days
and three nights later, they arose, appeared
to many in the streets, and then Yeshua then took
them to the father’s throne and presented them as the
first fruit from the earth. See, these are why these rehearsals are so absolutely important, because they’re prophetic shadow pictures of the good things to come
that the Messiah would fulfill. And this is why we’re told to guard, protect the month of the aviv. And yet, you know, of course
the modern Jewish calendar pays no attention to
the month of the aviv, they add (speaking foreign
language) every 19 years, it’s just a mathematical logarithm not based upon the
creator’s reckoning of time. Yeshua said don’t follow the
Takanot Of the Pharisees, and when they changed the calendar, they made Takanot by their own admission. Yeshua said don’t follow
the Pharisees’ calendar. But yet, we wanna do it because
we want life to be easy, we really don’t wanna
depend upon the Almighty, we don’t wanna guard
the month of the aviv, we don’t wanna see the
prophetic shadow pictures, we just wanna play church with a little Jewish keeper or something a little
bit different, you know, sing songs at a minor key, no, that’s not what it is to be Messianic, it’s to follow the Messiah. When he says don’t do
something, we don’t do it. And when he says do something, we do it. When he says don’t take a
daughter of the Canaanites, do not intermix with these
Pagan sun-god worshipers, these sex perverts who have been cursed. Stay away from them! And so, he’s then, he’s on his way. And on his way to Padamaran. Oh (chuckles) oh boy, yeah. Again, in verse six, it’s talk about do not take a wife of
the daughters of Canaan. And again, Esau, seeing
that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Yitzhak his father. And so we see over and over and over this whole thing with
Canaan, the Canaanites, which takes us back to Genesis 9 where we began the whole story. It is one story, we have
to read it all together, that’s why we stick to it
and boil these things down to where we understand what the Almighty is communicating to us because he’s communicating to us now. We are living among the
heathens, among the Pagans, but he says come out and be separate, come out from these
people and be separate. And touch not the unclean thing. And on the way, Yaakov dreamed a dream, and the ladder reached up into heaven, and the Almighty again
came and he spoke to him. And he again reiterated that
this land would be theirs. And he has to obey the Almighty and not take a daughter, or excuse me, a wife of the Canaanites, because if he does, he is in disobedience and it will be terminated. As we’re told at Mount Sinai, if you will keep my commandments, you will be a kingdom of priests. It’s dependent upon our
obedience to the Almighty. Grace does not cover disobedience. Mercy may cover it for a while, because mercy is withheld
merited judgment. You disobey, you will be judged. Grace is the divine
empowerment to live a holy, a righteous, and a Godly life, in the middle of a sick, twisted, perverse, perverted Pagan world. That is what grace is. Anyone who uses the word grace as a license to violate the Torah, slap them, slap them right upside the head as hard as you can, try to wake them up, because they’re on their
way directly to hell. They will not pass Go,
they will not collect $200, and I don’t care what kind
of verses you want to isolate to try to say oh, you
can do whatever you want, grace covers it all, no
it doesn’t cover it all. Mercy covers you until that day when the Almighty has Yeshua then judge us according to that which
is written in the books. So, wake up and obey. Now, Yaakov rose up in
the morning in verse 18, took the stone that he put for a pillow, he set it up for a pillar as a memorial pillar, an altar, there’s an altar of sacrifice then there’s also an
altar of memorial called, you know, sometimes
referred to as a pillar in the King James English. It talks about in the end days that there will be a pillar in the midst and at the border of the land of Egypt, a form of testimony, this
is an altar or a pillar, an altar of remembrance. And this is what we see,
every time the Almightiness is speaking to one of these patriarchs, they set up an altar
to remember that place and the children of Israel are told do not remove these altars, do
not take down these pillars, do not remove the ancient landmarks when you come into the land, you have no idea what they’re there for, he knows what they’re there for, and they still are there to this day. And so he set it up in the
place which we call Bethel, Bethel, the house of Elohim, which was before by the Pagans
called Luz, as in loser. And now in chapter 29. Then Yaakov went on his journey and came into the people of the east and he found himself in
Haran, in verse five, and he said, as he met these people who are out there waiting
for the stone to be removed over this well so that
they can water their sheep, he said, do you know
Laban the son of Nahor? And they said well, we know him well. And he said, is he well,
and they said he is well as they spoke by the well. And then he said, look, there’s Rachel, Rachel his daughter is coming
with the sheep right now, isn’t this a coincidence? And when he saw Rachel,
he absolutely flipped out. The man is 75 years old,
this girl is a knockout, an absolute knockout just like the rest of the women in the family. And he is just head over heels for her. He then goes to Laban, and says I’m in love with your daughter, I will work for you for seven years and give her to me as my wife. And so he worked for seven years, and at the end of it they had a big, this is a big wedding ceremony. Now, if he would’ve done it
the way his father did it and just taken her into the tent, this following thing would not have ensued but no doubt that night
that Laban made sure that he was just a little
bit three sheets to the wind, you know, having a little
bit too much celebration, and he got it all prepared and so when he went into the tent to then meet with his new wife, when he woke up in the
morning, it was Leah. Leah, the older daughter, who
it says she had weak eyes. We don’t know exactly what it means, but she could’ve had these
big horn frame black glasses, with coke bottles on the bottom of them. Not a real attractive young lady, but her younger was an absolute knockout. He woke up in the morning,
she puts her glasses on, joking here a little bit. This is not the woman he had the marriage ceremony
with the night before. It’s Leah, and so he goes Laban, you’ve tricked me, you’ve tricked me. He says well, we can’t allow the younger to get married before the older, that’s the way we do it here. And so he says, fulfill her week, and then we’ll give you
Rebekah, Rivkah, as well. And so this is what happened. After the week, then
they gave Rivkah to him and she became his wife, and then he had to work for
seven more years after that. Well, at the end of this period of time, we see that between Rachel, excuse me, Rachel and Leah, and their two handmaids,
which is Bilhah and Zilpah, that they have, in the
end they have 12 sons. But while they’re still
living in Padamaran, they have 11 of these sons, and during this period of time, it says that Laban
changed the remuneration of Yaakov had done it 10 times. And finally, his wives said, you know, he has devoured all of our money. He has sold us out, he’s
devoured all of our money, and we have got absolutely nothing. He has run you over the
coals over and over, get us out of here. And so Yaakov takes his wives, all the possessions that he has, and escapes while his
father-in-law is out, shearing the sheeps, he is gone,
he’s left for a whole week, and then he finds out and
so he chases them down. Laban chases them down, and when he catches up with them, he said, why have you stolen
my sons and daughters? He speaking of grandsons
and granddaughters, and his daughters. Why have you stole them? And he explains why he stole them and why he had to get out of there. And he said, and furthermore,
you’ve stolen my Gods. Obviously he had more than one God and that’s why Abraham got
out of there, you know? Because they had many Gods. And so now, Yaakov said no, we didn’t steal. And if anyone did, may
be cursed with death. Well he didn’t know that
Rivkah, his beloved wife, had stolen these Gods. And so she put them in a case, she went in and sat
down on top of that case and said excuse me father,
I can’t get up right now, I’m in the way of all
women, and so he moved on. But it was Yaakov that pronounced
the curse over his wife and when she then entered into the land on their way to Ephrath, which is also called
Bethlehem, the house of bread, but on the way to Ephrath,
there she bore her last child, Benjamin, and died, and
he set up a pillar there which you can still, right
from the top of the hill, you can still look down upon that. And so now, backing up for a short time, it was there that Laban and
Yaakov made a covenant together. And he said okay, we’re
gonna set up this stone, and Yaakov said to all
of his brethren, okay, gather stones, they piled
up this huge heap of stones, and this huge heap of stones
is right there at Gilead. And it’s right on the other
side of the Jordan River, right on the other side of the Chinnereth, or the sea of the Galilee region, which it became known
in later generations. They put up this huge pile of stones and this is where they made
an agreement, a covenant. And Laban said, in verse 48 of chapter 31, this heap is a witness
between me and you this day. And he said, Yehovah,
watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another. Now, this has been, this one verse has been
used in the Christian world as a token between a man and a woman who have to be separated for a while, but this is not what it was originally. They put up this heap of stones and said neither one of us will cross this line with the intent to do bodily
harm, to kill each other, okay? We’re making a truce here,
and Yehovah watch over us, and if either one of
us goes over this line with the intent of hurting the other, the Almighty is going to step in. And so now we have Israel, Yaakov, who is going to be named
Israel by not only the angel but then the Almighty comes to him and speaks to him and changes his name from Yaakov to Israel, to a prince. And there is going to be this border line that the Almighty watches over. Israel is here, the Syrians are over here, and that is why in 1973 being outnumbered exponentially, 40 to one, the Syrian tanks
were rolling to invade Israel, to cross that line, and then
with just a handful of tanks that were still operational, they Syrians then the
entire armored division turned around and went back to Damascus. And then when they were debriefed on this after the war was over, they said why did you turn around? Because they would’ve just
gone right through Israel, there was nothing stopping them. They would, within hours
would’ve been in Tel Aviv, they would’ve conquered
the land of Israel. And the commander said, we
saw an angel put up his hand, and say stop! Stop! And when we saw the hand
of that angel, we stopped. And we turned around, and we retreated, and we went back to Damascus. This is why this is still
vital and viable today. The Almighty is watching over that marker. That land marker, if the Syrians go over and try to go past that marker, the Almighty will step in,
Damascus will be nothing but a smoldering, ruinous heap. People that are going to be taking over after the UN and the US
continue to play their games is going to bring Damascus to its ruin. Because the Almighty
is the one who stands, and whether it’s done
by thermal nuclear blast which levels the city and turns
it into sandy, glassy sand, or the Almighty just comes and (snaps) rains fire and brimstone down on it, we don’t know what’s going to happen. But the Almighty is watching
over that heap as a witness. This heap, verse 52, is a witness. This pillar is a witness, I
will not pass over this heap to thee, you shall not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me for harm. The God of Abraham, the God of Nahor, the God of their fathers,
judged between us, and Yaakov swear by the
fear of his father Yitzhak. And so Yaakov continued on his way and sent messengers unto Esau. And these messengers,
they had all of these 200 she-goats, 20 he-goats,
100 ewes, 20 rams, 30 milch camels and their colts, 40 kine or cattle, and
10 bulls, 20 she-asses. And he sent these people ahead to Esau and said to his servants and
when you come across Esau as he’s coming out with 400 armed men against this family
with all these children, 400 men coming out and when
they say whose are these, who do they belong to,
these belong to Esau, they are a gift from his brother. And so he travels on and
then after a few hours, another load of livestock goes by. Whose are they, who do they belong to? They’re your brother’s
and it’s a gift to you. And finally, at the end, it’s Yaakov, who has divided his family,
and put his most beloved wife and youngest son, Yoseph, at the very end. And divided them into two because
if one of them gets killed the others can escape, and
they’ve got signals worked out, in case they attack one, then the rest take off and get outta here. Well, that night, the
Almighty met and wrestled, the angel wrestled with Yaakov, and then renamed him Israel at that point. And so now we have Esau
and Yaakov coming together, Esau hugging his brother Yaakov, and reuniting their friendship. And now we are going
to see what transpires in this land filled with
Canaanite perversion as Yaakov and his family
establish themselves in the very land where they’re told to go back and remain there. I would like to now leave
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welcome to the third episode of Passover: the Path to Freedom, Faithfulness through Adversity. Last time we left off, it is
Yaakov who is just coming back from living for over
14 years in Padamaran. He has brought his wives and
his 11 sons at this point back into the land of where
the Canaanites are dwelling, back where Esau, who had just
less than 20 years before determined that he was
going to kill his brother when he left the area, and
now he has made it back, he has given, Yaakov has
extended graciousness in offering gifts, and Esau
welcomes him back with open arms but again, Esau has married
Canaanite womens, Hittites, he is living in the
middle of a Pagan culture, and it is Yaakov who is
not going to then dwell with his brother, he’s going
to keep separated from them. And we read in the 33rd chapter
of Genesis, in verse 16, excuse me, 17, and Yaakov
journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house and
made booze for his cattle. Therefore, the name of the
place is called Succoth. Now, one of the translations
accurately puts here, and he made mangers for his cattle, therefore the name of the
place is called Succoth. Because a manger, or a
temporary shelter for flocks, when it says cattle, do not think bovine, that would be kine as we read about here and we’ll be reading about this concerning the dream that Pharaoh has about these seven kine,
kine are literally what we’d think of in the United
States and most of the world as cattle or bovine today. But when it says cattle
in the King James Version, it is flocks, and it is
speaking of goats and sheep, not of the bovine specie. And so he made temporary
shelters for them, and that’s why the name of the place is called Mangers, or Succoth. And this is why it’s the feast of Succoth, and Yeshua was born in a sukkah, a manger, a sukkah, on the first day
of the feast of Succoth when the word is made flesh and succothed, or tabernacled, among us as
an intermediate fulfillment of the feast of tabernacles. See, the feast of
Tabernacles really started when we came out of Egypt, we tabernacled in the wilderness, the Almighty had us build a
tabernacle, a sukkah for him, and he dwelt among us. Then we were told to keep the feast of tabernacles every year. When Yeshua came, the word is made flesh and succothed among us. But that’s not the end of that, we see that the Messiah will return and he will reign from his
millennial throne in Jerusalem and everyone is required to
come up to the feast of Succoth. All the nations will send
their representatives to the feast of Ttbernacles because the king is succothing among us. But that’s still not
the final fulfillment. We go to the end of the
Book of the Revelation, there’s a new heaven and a new earth, and new Jerusalem comes down out of heaven and it says now, God and the land now make their tabernacle with men and tabernacle with us for
ever and ever and ever. So until that time, the
feast of tabernacles is always a rehearsal of
that which is a good thing to happen in the future. Paradise is restored,
then new heaven and earth, and we now tabernacle forever. So we keep that in mind
when we read about Yeshua being born in a, laid in a
tabernacle, a sukkah, a manger. And so this is where
Yaakov journeyed to a place where he built a house,
built temporary mangers, or sukkahs, and so they
called the place Succoth. And Yaakov came to Shalem,
which is a city of Sichem, which is in the land of, ah,
the perverted Canaanites okay. Which, in our very first episode we got into the destruction
of Sodom and Gomorrah. And this absolute debauchery, the enslavement, the pedophilia, the murdering rings, the human trafficking, using
people and then killing them, and the cry of the
people went up to heaven, finally the Almighty said I have heard it, I’m coming down, is this so, and then he destroys the city, and none too soon in my opinion. Could’ve ended the first
AIDS and syphilis epidemics, they could’ve wiped out the entire planet if this had continued to go on, but the Almighty is merciful. And so, when he came from Padamaran, he pitched his tent before the city, he bought a parcel in a field,
and he spread his tent there at the hand, or nearby,
the children of Hamor who is Sichem’s father. And he paid 100 pieces of money, of pieces of silver, for this. And there he erected an altar. And then chapter 34 tells
of his one daughter, Dinah, which Shichem, who is a
prince among the people, he sees her, he falls in love with her, and he then, whether he seduces her or whatever, he takes her sexually, and this is it. Her brothers go irate, they
said he’s treated our sister like a common prostitute, like a whore, and we’re not gonna go along with it. But Sichem loves her
and goes to his father, and tells his father, get me this woman. Hamor, father, get me this woman, I want to marry her. And so they go to the
family and say that Sichem wants to marry your daughter
Dinah, and your sister Dinah. And they said okay, well,
here’s what we’ll do. We’ll intermarry with you
if you are circumcised. And so the entire population,
all the males get circumcised, and while they are just, you know, an eight day year old baby,
it’s not that big a deal, screaming and cry for a little bit, but until a male is circumcised, you don’t know what
screaming and crying is about especially if they have to move. I mean, it is bedridden for days. And so right fresh after the circumcision, they are so much pain and sore, that is when the brothers of Dinah go in there and slaughter
them all, just kill them. Okay, now this is not going to
go well in the community now because now this is gonna go
through all the Canaanites, and find out what these
sons of Israel have done, and it is going to cause
a great deal of problem. And so in chapter 35,
God said unto Yaakov, arise, go to Bethel and dwell there. Make an altar, and so just like you did when you fled from the face of Esau. Go back to the very same place. And then it says, then Yaakov, verse two, said unto his household
and all the world with him, put away the strange Gods that
are among you and be clean. Be holy. Because they had already
started to be influenced by the Canaanite Pagan culture. No more handheld statues of Easter, which, you know, are common. Big, bare-breasted statue of Easter. The baked clay antiquity version of a Playboy magazine, okay? Playboy magazine, with the
bunny on it and all that? This is what it was. And just like the spirits that come along with the Playboy magazine, the spirits that come along with this handheld Goddess of fertility
with the big breasts, same thing. He says get rid of these things, get rid of Easter and these Pagan Gods, get cleaned up from these
things and change your garments. This is what is required to
be in favor with the most high is that you come out and you are separate from the rest of the world. This land is going to be given to us but we will only stay in this land as long as we keep ourselves separated from the Pagans and their Gods, and their practices, and their filth. As long as we do that,
we will stay in the land. And this is what we’re
gonna be told by Moses, you know, generations,
over 200 years from now this is going to be spoken. And so let us arise and go to Bethel and build there an altar unto Yehovah, who answered me in the day of my distress. And, verse four, they gave unto
Yaakov all the strange Gods which were in their hands. They took off all their piercings, all the earrings, their nose rings, all this other stuff that they picked up from the Canaanites, they went down to the
tattoo removal parlor and got rid of all of their tattoos. And the earrings that were in
their ears and on their faces, and Yaakov hid them under
the oak which was by Sichem. And then, in verse 10,
when they get there, God said unto him, Elohim said, your name is Yaakov, your name is not gonna be called Yaakov, but Israel will be your name, and there he called his name Yisra’el. And he said I am Yehovah,
Elohim, Almighty, El Shaddai. Be fruitful, multiply,
a company of nations shall come from thee. Kings shall come out of your loins and the land that I gave
unto Abraham and Isaac, I give it to you and to
your seed after you, why? Because he got cleaned
up, he called for holiness in his household and in his camp, and there Yaakov set up another pillar and poured out a drink offering thereupon. And then they journeyed from Bethel and they came a little way to Ephrath, and there is where Rachel travailed and she died in childbirth, just after the child was born
she called his name Benoni, but his father called him
Benjamin, son of my right hand. And there he set up a
pillar for her grave. And so then it tells us
that finally Yitzhak, being 180 years old in verse 28, he died and he gave up the
ghost being full of age, and Esau and Yaakov buried him. And so then, chapter 36, it tells us these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom, which becomes
the nation of Edom. And then it goes down
and gives us the entire, the lineage here, and
finally goes down to verse 15 and these are the dukes
of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz, the firstborn son, he was the duke of Teman, the
duke of Omar, the duke Zepho, the duke of Earl, oh excuse
me, duke Korah, et cetera. And then, duke Amalek. Duke Amalek, from whom
will come the Amalekites. Who, when we come out of Egypt, the Amalekites from Esau’s lineage will come and attack the
defenseless women and children in the rear of the ranks,
and they will not go head to head with Israel, no, they will fight the women and children, they are cowardly people,
they are child murderers. And the Almighty said
I will forever declare and have war against Amalek. And this is what we were dealing with just in the previous
weeks concerning Esther, that Agag, the king of the Amalekites, and his family, they were saved alive, and then the offspring of Agag is then, hundreds of years later, is Haman. Who is going to destroy
the Jews in one day. And of course, we see
the Almighty intervene in that very thing. Now we can continue on, these are the generations of Esau. And then in chapter 37, and
Yaakov dwelt in the land wherein his father was a
stranger, in the land of Canaan. These are Canaanites
who are dwelling here. And then it says these are
the generations of Yaakov, Yoseph being 17 years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren, and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and Joseph brought unto their
father their evil report. When they were doing that which is wrong. When they were transgressing the commandments of their fathers, and when they were getting off base, Yoseph came back and told him. He was a man who was standing
for righteousness all his life even when it cost him the
relationships among his brethren, he was doing that which is right. And so. It says in verse three
that Israel loved Joseph more than all of his children. He was the son of his old age, and gave him a coat of many colors, or literally of many pieces. This is the heirship coat,
which was made of the pieces of the garments of his ancestors, and this was a coat that showed that he was the heir. Now, he wasn’t the oldest,
Reuben was the oldest, but he was the son of Leah, who he didn’t want to
marry in the first place. But the only son, excuse me the first son, because now Rachel has two sons, which is Yoseph and Benjamin, but Yoseph is the most beloved because he is the oldest of the wife that he really intended to have. And so, all of his brothers
saw that his father loved him more than he
did the rest of them and there’s nothing they
could say nice about him, it says in verse four. And then Joseph, on top
of this, he had a dream. And he told it to all them. And he said listen to this dream I had. We were all binding sheaves in the field, and my sheaf arose and stood upright and I looked, and all your sheaves stood roundabout and made obeisance and bowed down to my sheaf. And his brothers said oh yeah, like we’re gonna indeed, you’re gonna reign over us. And they hated him more
and more for his dreams. And then he said, well,
I had another dream. And I saw that the sun and the moon and the 11 stars all bowed down to me. And he told his father and his brother and his father rebuked him, said, what is this dream that you dream, am I and your mother and your brother, we’re gonna bow down ourselves to you? And his brother envied him,
but his father observed. He listened to the saying. And his brethren went to feed
his father’s flock in Sichem, modern day Nablus, base of Mount Gerizim, where the Sumeritans now reside. And Israel said unto
him, do not your brethren flee the flock in Sichem,
go and check on them, see what’s going on. They went down there and found out that he took them all the way
down to the Valley of Hebron. And then they said no, he’s at Dothan, which again, the prophet
Elijah ends up in Dothan in future centuries. And when they saw him
coming far off, verse 18, they said they conspired
together to slay him. And see, now, there’s one
thing you can’t protect against and that is conspiracy. And of course, you can have
theories about conspiracies, but see, evil men can’t get anything done unless they conspire together, okay? You know, that’s why the news reports are the way the news reports are, they’ve already determined
what the news is gonna be, what they’re gonna feed the people, okay? Do not ever think that you’re getting any truth in the mass
media in America, no. This is designed for sheeple, people who don’t think and will just go by whatever they’re being told because it is all manipulated. We’ll give you some great examples of that in the upcoming weeks on our programs. And so they conspired
together to kill him. And they said look, this dreamer comes, now, let’s kill him and
cast him into some pit, and we’ll say that some
evil beast has devoured him. And then we’ll see what
becomes of the dream. But when Reuben, the oldest, heard it, he was determine to deliver
them out of their hands, he said no, don’t kill him. He said don’t shed blood,
let’s cast him into the pit, and but yet, he said
we’ll put him in a pit, but he had a plan of how to
deliver him to get him out. And it came to pass as Joseph came out, they took his coat off him and
then they put him in a pit, there’s no water in it, it was empty, in verse 25, they sat down to eat bread and they looked and behold they saw a company of Ishmeelites
coming from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices and balm in order to go down to Egypt. And so Judah said what
profit would we have if we just kill our brother
and conceal his blood? Let’s sell him to the Ishmeelites. The Ishmeelites, these are the
other offspring of Abraham. And so, they were content, that sounds like a good deal. Then, there passed by Midianite merchants. They didn’t see the Midianite merchants, they drew Joseph up out of the pit, and took Joseph over to the Ishmeelites and they sold him for 20 pieces of silver. And the Ishmeelites took
him down into Egypt. And when Reuben returned to the pit, and Joseph wasn’t in the
pit, he rent his clothes, and he returned to his
brothers and said, he’s gone, the child is gone, where has he gone? They had no idea what happened to him. And so they took Joseph’s
coat, and they killed a kid, and dipped it in the coat of blood and they took the coat back to his father and he said, is this your son’s coat? And he said, we’re gonna
have to get a DNA test, but it looks like it. He knew it, it’s his son’s coat, an evil beast has devoured him, I have no doubt Joseph,
Yoseph, is torn to pieces. And Yaakov rent his clothes
and put sackcloth on him for many, many days, and everyone comforted him but
he refused to be comforted, said I will go down to my
grave mourning for him. Then the Midianites sold
him into Egypt, to Potiphar, an officer Pharaoh and
the captain of the guard. This is like Nebuzaradan
to Nebuchadnezzar, this is like Naaman to Shalmaneser. In Genesis 38, it came to pass that… this is the incident about Judah who then marries one of his sons who dies and does not
then have the next son marry the widow and raise up the seed and so then Judah gets
involved in the whole thing, unwittingly, and so Tamar has
a child by her father-in-law in this situation here,
and that is chapter 38 but let’s get back into the body of this, because it is important
because of the lineage here but that’s gonna take
us off from our story and we are, you know, we’re
spending just a few minutes on chapters that we could
study and expound on for literally week after week. But chapter 39, Yoseph was
brought down into Egypt to Potiphar, the officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, and he bought him from the
hand of the Ishmeelites. And he put him over his house, and there was nothing that
Potiphar had to oversee. Yoseph, everything he
touched turned to gold. There was nothing that
this kid could do wrong. And you know, he’s 17 years of age, or a little bit older at this point, and so everything he does is right and so he doesn’t even
have to watch over it. And so while he’s out of the house and everyone was out of the house, then Potiphar’s wife says
to Joseph, lie with me. And Yoseph says no, you
are my master’s wife, I’m not gonna lie with you. And so this scorned woman then
grabs ahold of his garment and he tries to get away, and she grabs ahold,
and he literally flees and his garment is in her hands. Now this scorned woman is
going to war against Yoseph and so she screams out,
he’s trying to rape me, he’s trying to rape, this
Hebrew is trying to rape me. Potiphar comes home and
he’s absolutely livid and he throws him in prison. Now Yoseph is in prison, and
it’s not too much after that that Yoseph is in charge
of the entire prison. Everything he puts his
hand to, he prospers in. The guard of the entire prison system puts him in charge of the
entire administration. It’s like he’s got a free
hand to run everything the way it needs to be run. He’s a logistical genius, everything he touches turns to solid gold, and then, while he is in prison, it came to pass in chapter 40 that the butler of the king
of Egypt, the Pharaoh, and his baker, had offended
the lord of the king of Egypt, and he was rough with them
and he threw them into prison. And each of them had a dream, both of them dreamed dreams, in verse five we pick up on the dream. And the dream was, the chief butler told his dream, and he said a vine was before me. It had three branches, and
it budded and shot forth clusters of ripe grapes. And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, I took the grape, pressed
it into the Pharaoh’s cup, I gave the cup unto Pharaoh, and Yoseph said to him,
this is the interpretation. Now, see he is being given revelation, this is not, he’s not making it up, okay? I was recently listening
to a television program and they had this big
prophetess come in and, well, she was actually
interrupted the entire thing, and she came up and was prophesying exactly what they had been talking about and she just was blowing
smoke up their skirt like you wouldn’t believe. I listened to this for so long, and then I just got up and left. It was like man, I can’t believe it. See, Yoseph actually
received revelation on this. He didn’t give, like, 50
prophesies and like 1% came true. No, he said this is what it means. In three days, you’re
gonna be taken out of here, and your head is gonna be lifted up and you’re gonna be
restored to your position. And then, the baker, hearing this, he was all excited because
he had a dream too. And his dream was this. If we can find it here, ah. I had, in verse 16, three
white baskets on my head. The uppermost basket were all manner of baked goods for the Pharaoh. And the birds did eat them out
of the basket upon my head. And Yoseph then said, this
is the interpretation. The three baskets are three days, and in three days, Pharaoh
will lift your head up from off of you and
shall hang you on a tree and the birds shall eat
the flesh from off of you. It came to pass on the third day, it was Pharaoh’s birthday, he made a feast for all the servants, he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker, and he restored the chief butler, and he gave the cup unto Pharaoh’s hand. But he hanged the chief baker,
as Yoseph had interpreted. And so, what did he do, to
hang him means to impale him. Not on a tree, on a etz, etz, which can be translated tree, but it is a impaling stake. He cut his head off, and
then put it on a stake, in public display of humiliation. Because it is a curse,
it is an embarrassment, it is the ultimate degradation to have your body or your
head impaled on a stake as a ultimate sign of victory. And Yoseph said, remember,
when you go in before Pharaoh, remember me, remember that I spoke this. Yet, in verse 23, the butler
did not remember Yoseph, he completely forgot
him once he got back in. It came to pass at the
end of two full years that Pharaoh dreamed a dream. He was standing by a river,
and there came out of the river seven well-favored kine, cattle, they’re fat, their flesh was fat, then they fed in the meadow, and then, seven other cows came out of the river and they were lean, they looked terrible. And they stood by the other kine and they ate the seven
well-favored cattle. And then he woke up, and
then he went to sleep and dreamed a second time. And there were seven stalks of grain that came up on one stalk. They were great, they were good. And then, he saw seven thin heads of grain blasted with the east wind, they sprung up after them. And the seven thin ears
ate the seven full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and it was a dream. And he was troubled, he called
for the magicians of Egypt, the wise men, and nobody
could interpret it. And then the butler says, ah, I remember this day, this
fun something happened that you were not happy with me, you put me in prison, and there
was the keeper of the prison and he was a Hebrew, and he interpreted both the butler’s dream and mine that in three days you would execute him, in three days I would be
restored, and it came to pass. And so they called for Yoseph, and it says that he shaved himself, he got himself all cleaned
up to go before Pharaoh. The Pharaoh told him the dream, and then Yoseph said, this, the two dreams, they are one dream. And this is what it means. There are gonna be seven years of great abundance in the land of Egypt. And then there’s gonna be seven
years of dearth, of famine. That’s gonna completely eat
up the seven good years. And there’s gonna be nothing left of the good because of that. And because the dream was
doubled to Pharaoh twice, it is established, and it will shortly, swiftly come to pass. Now, he said, let Pharaoh
look out for a man who’s discreet and wise, set
him over the land of Egypt, let Pharaoh do this and let him, this person he puts in charge, appoint officers over the land to take up a fifth part
of the land of Egypt. All during the seven plentiest years. Let them gather the good
of the food for that time and lay it up in store in
cities that Pharaoh builds. And the food will be in store
for the seven years of famine that shall be in the land of Egypt so that the land doesn’t perish. And the thing was good
in the eyes of Pharaoh, and all of the eyes of the servants, and Pharaoh said, where can
we find someone like this? A man in whom the spirit of God is? We found the man, is he
not right here before us? He has the spirit of the Almighty. And Pharaoh said, for as much as Elohim showed all this to you, there’s nobody as discreet
and wise as you are. You shall be over my house, according to the word, your word, shall all of my people be ruled. Only in the throne will I be greater. Everything in the empire is in your hand. I’ve set you over the
entire land of Egypt. And Pharaoh, in verse 42, took
off his ring from his hand, put it on Yoseph’s hand, arraigned him in vestures of fine linen, put a gold chain around his neck, and he made him to ride in the
second chariot that he had. And everyone cried
before him, bow the knee, and he made him ruler over
all the land of Egypt. Now, the entire land, everyone in Egypt except for the Pharaoh,
is bowing down to Yoseph. And he said I’m Pharaoh, but without you, no man lifts a hand or foot
in all the land of Egypt. As long as you understand who the boss is, now you are in complete charge. And Pharaoh called Yoseph by another name, and he is also known by that other name in the land of Egypt even to this day. The scholar scribe, Imhotep. And Yoseph went all over the land of Egypt and he was 30 years old
when he stood before the Pharaoh of Egypt. So now, at 30 years of
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was stored up, 20% each year, and now we have a dearth throughout that entire part of the world, and so now people from these other lands come and they camp at
Succoth, a different Succoth, the city of Succoth in Egypt. Because right outside the city of Succoth which is Sakkara in Egyptian. It is there a huge plain
where they could set up their desert tents, they could come in, and purchase grain and
then they would then be ushered out of the country. They couldn’t stay in the land of Egypt, they had to go back to their own nations. And so it is during this time of dearth, we read in verse 42 of
Genesis, chapter 42 of Genesis, when Yaakov saw that
there was corn in Egypt, you know, he obviously heard about it, he wouldn’t have literally
seen it with his eyes. But when he recognized and understood that there was corn, do
not think of ears of corn, this is grain, there’s grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, why
are you sitting around here looking at each other? He said, I’ve heard that
there is grain in Egypt, get out of here, go down there. You know, we’re gonna
die unless you get up and do something about this. So they went down, the sons of Israel, in verse five, came down
into Egypt to buy grain because there was famine
in all the land of Canaan. And so when they came down,
they said where are you from, in verse seven, they said
we’re from the land of Canaan. And so when they came
down, Yoseph of course, being the governor over the whole land, he saw his brothers come down and when he saw this from
his position of authority in Sakkara, you can
still see the main office where Yoseph was, the most beautifully, ornately decorated in all of this area. And Sakkara has the huge grain elevators that you can see all the detail in my 4 1/2 hour video in
which I actually take you down into Egypt and you can see the city of Sakkara down there, you can see the executive
offices of Joseph. And so when they came down there, Yoseph, it’s been again, over
20 years since he’s seen. No, now we have 20 years plus seven, and now we are into the first year, so he is now 38 years of age. And so 27 years, 23 years since he’s seen his brothers in all, plus. And so they don’t know him,
he looks like an Egyptian. Everyone’s bowing down
to him, he’s the top dog. And so, he said, okay tell
me why are you down here? And Yoseph remembered the
dreams that he had dreamed because now all of his brothers, except for Benjamin who’s not with them, just his 10 brothers, are now
bowing down to him in Egypt. And he said, you’re spies, you’re spies, you came down to see
the land, to spy it out, to see what kind of position
we’re in, you’re spies. And they said no, no, we’re
all true men, we’re not spies. And he said no, you are spies. And they said no, we are all
the sons of one man in Canaan. Our father has another son yet at home and so he’s given all
the details about this, and then he said okay,
well what I’m going to do to prove this, I’m going
to put one of you brothers, Shimon, I’m gonna put him in prison, and I’m gonna give you the grain, you go home and you bring your
younger brother back here. And so next time you come back, you will not see my face
unless you bring him back. You will not see your brother Shimon, he’s in prison until you come back with your youngest brother. Then I’ll know that you’re true men. And so, they go back and as they get back, they find out that in their bags of grain is all the money that they
had paid for the grain. Now they are very frightened. They get back and their
father says, Israel says, uh, where’s Shimon, what’s going on? And then they told him the story and he said, well why did you tell him about your younger brother, he said we’re just having
a conversation with him, we had no idea he was gonna
say you gotta bring him back and he’s gonna imprison Shimon. And so he says no, absolutely not. I will go to the grave bereft if my son, something happens to him. He’s the only son left
of Rivkah, only one. And so, finally, they’re
out of food a year later. And so finally, says you
know, we can’t go back unless we have Benjamin,
we’ll all be imprisoned. And Reuben says you can kill my two sons. Kill them if I don’t
come back with Benjamin. And of course, you know,
Israel says oh yeah, great consolation, I’m gonna
kill two of my grandkids if Benjamin doesn’t come back. That’s no consolation whatsoever. And he says, I guarantee
it, I guarantee it, I just plain guarantee it. And so finally they all go down, they take Benjamin down and now, so now, 10 sons are down there, Shimon is already in there in prison. And so they go back before
Pharaoh’s servant Yoseph, but they don’t know
that it’s their brother. So then, he then has dinner with them. He eats separately, but
when he sees Benjamin, when he hears his voice,
he runs out quickly, just blubbering, just in tears. Finally comes back and
he says set the table, and he had them set in
the order of their birth. And they’re looking around,
how does this happen? How does he know? And so Shimon’s there, everyone is there. And so they then tell the story of what happened with his brother. And finally, Yoseph cannot bear anymore. He begins to weep, and he
sends all the Egyptians out, everyone out, and it says that he then makes known himself to his brothers. Now, oh, excuse me, I need
to go back for just a minute. See, what happens is that they let them go after they give them grain. They let them go but Yoseph says, put my cup in, my personal cup, in the sack of the youngest son. Put all the money back in. So they leave, they travel a ways, and then the Egyptian
cavalry comes after them, opens up Benjamin’s sack,
and there is Joseph’s cup. They bring them all back,
they know they’re all dead men now, it’s over
with, they’re all dead men. And so it was then that
Joseph made himself known. Now I’ve heard someone say, well, he had to send all the Egyptians out so he could show that he was their brother by showing them his circumcision. That’s ridiculous, it tells
them that he made himself known, he said, he said I am Yoseph your brother, he spoke to them in
Hebrew for the first time because he’s been using a translator. He speaks in Hebrew, there’s
no way that he’s got to undress so that they could see,
oh, he’s circumcised, he must be our brother. See, these are the kind
of ridiculous stories that get started among the illiterate and they just keep promulgating out there. It says, specifically,
that he made himself known by telling them. And so, aha, (chuckles) where are we. Okay, I’ve gotta find this place for you because now we are in chapter 45. Verse three, Yoseph said to his brother, he didn’t disrobe and lift up his skirt. He says, I am Yoseph,
is my father yet alive? And his brothers couldn’t
answer, they were so troubled, and Yoseph said come here,
come here please, come here. And they came near. I am Yoseph, your brother,
who you sold into Egypt. Don’t be grieved, and don’t
be angry with yourselves, you sold me here but Elohim, our God, did send me to preserve life. For these two years, the
famine’s been in the land, and yet there are five more years. And so he has sent me to preserve you for posterity in the earth. To save your lives by a great deliverance. And so he said, in verse nine, make haste, go get my father, and tell him thus saith your son Yoseph, God hath made me the lord,
the master over all of Egypt. Come down, don’t wait for anything, and you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, the most beautiful, fertile
area of the whole place. With your children, your
children’s children, your great-grandchildren, and
your flocks and your herds. So get down here immediately. And so Yoseph sends them back with wagons, a whole caravan, and the brothers go first and they said where, what’s going on, and he sees the caravan come from Egypt and he is so moved, he is so overjoyed, and so they pack up everything they can, they leave the rest of their trash behind, Joseph said just leave it behind, you’ve got the whole land of Egypt, we have the best and it’s
there for our preservation. And so Israel goes down, and in chapter 46 he came to Beersheba. As he’s traveling south,
he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Yitzhak, because this is where
Abraham offered sacrifice and built an altar. This is where his father was
there and offered sacrifices. And it says, and Elohim spake to Israel, in the visions of the night,
and said Yaakov, Yaakov, he said I’m here, and he said I am Elohim, the Elohim of thy father. Do not fear to go out unto Egypt because I will make you
a great nation there. I will go down with you into Egypt and I will surely bring you up again, and Yoseph shall put
his hand to your eyes. And so they took all their
flocks and all their goods that they’d gotten while
dwelling in the land that belongs to Canaan, the perverts. And they all went down,
and then it lays out exactly the sons of Israel
that went down into Egypt. And then, it says that and the whole lot was threescore and 10, in verse 27. Threescore and 10, or
70 souls that went down. The Septuagint, reads 75 and that’s why we read in the Book of the Acts that Stephen said that 75
souls went down into Egypt, because Stephen, remember
Stephen was among the Greeks, believers, the Greek believers who the Greek women widows
were being neglected in the daily provisions,
the food distribution, and so the apostle said well you know, you weren’t gonna take
a break from the word in teaching and ministering
to serve tables, you choose out men filled
with the holy spirit, and they chose out seven, Greek speaking, and Stephen was one of them
in reading the Septuagint, that is why he said 75. There’s no error, there’s
a difference between what the Hebrew text
says, and the Greek text. But the Greek is not always wrong. The Dead Sea Scrolls showed us that actually that there
are some minor Hebrew texts still available that went into disuse that agreed with the Septuagint and did not agree with
the Dead Sea Scrolls. But these later, such as the… The Aleppo Codex, and the Leningrad Codex, and some of the other texts that were later than the Dead Sea Scrolls had a difference in
it, and they found that the Dead Sea Scrolls
agreed with the Septuagint, so it’s not all the time
that the Greek text is wrong, sometimes the Hebrew text
got mistakenly changed by the scribes, and then
those things were then copied by copyists who copied copies. This is just what happens
in the transmission of the written text of the Torah. So here it says there was 70
souls that went down into Egypt and he sent Judah before him to Yoseph to direct his path to go
into the land of Goshen and Yoseph made ready his chariot to meet Israel, his father,
and to go to Goshen, and there he fell on his neck and he wept a long, long, long time. In verse 30, Israel said, now let me die. I’ve seen your face, you’re still alive, now I can go to the grave in peace. And so he went back to Pharaoh, and he secured an area
in the land of Goshen because they were all shepherds and it was then Israel who is then brought in before the Pharaoh, and Israel blesses the Pharaoh. He speaks a blessing, and
that is a real blessing that stays on the house of Pharaoh. And then we see that all the money failed. Now, first of all, we’re
gonna go to verse 11 here. Yoseph placed his father and his brother and gave them all the possessions, gave them all a possession
in the land of Egypt, the best of the land in
their land of Ramesses. As Pharaoh had commanded. Now, we see later that before the Exodus, that the Israelites
are then put in slavery after another Pharaoh comes up, and they build the treasure
cities of Ramesses and Pithom. And Pithom is the Pharaoh of the Exodus. In fact, it is the, the tell Amarna tablets that tell us, the Egyptian tablets, that tell us that the Pharaoh Thom died in a whirlpool in a battle with a God, and his body was never returned to Egypt proper. Pharaoh Thom was the
Pharaoh of the Exodus. Not Ramesses, but you can understand why Cecil B. DeMille would have
Yul Brynner play Ramesses, because, I mean, Pharaoh Thom, like Wally Cox could play Pharaoh Thom. It takes Yul Brynner
to play Ramesses, okay? But here it is in the land of Ramesses that they settled in that area, and then the famine waxed even more great. And so it says that Yoseph
gathered all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan for everyone that came
to buy grain from others, he sold it from Pharaoh’s house. See, Pharaoh put him in charge, this is Pharaoh’s money,
now when money fails in the land of Egypt and the
people don’t have any money to buy the food from Pharaoh, and then he said, okay,
what are we gonna do? And so Yoseph said sell us your livestock. And so they sold the livestock, and then when there’s no more livestock, they said okay, what’re we gonna do? Okay, sell us your land. Okay, sell us your land,
and so all land of Egypt became the personal property
of the Pharaoh in Egypt. So at the end of the whole thing, Pharaoh owned everything, and
the people worked the land as tenant farmers for
the entire land of Egypt. Now, chapter 48 says that his father became ill,
and now he’s about to die. And so he wants his children, Ephraim and Manassah, to
be blessed by his father because Yoseph is the heir, not Reuben, who transgressed and actually laid with one of his father’s wives. Wasn’t his mother, but
one of his father’s wives. Which actually could’ve
been younger than him, we don’t know, we don’t
have the detail on it, but Reuben was the oldest, and so it could’ve been one of his, it was one of his father’s wives, and so Yoseph is the heir. Now, it is at this point
that he directs his hands, being blind, crosses his
hands to give the blessing to Ephraim and Menasseh,
and when he does this, he adopts them, he says
these are my children now. They belong to me, and the double in portion
that would go to Yoseph now goes to these two children. And then he speaks a
blessing over these children that we don’t have the
time to get into right now. But we see that shortly after this, he then
gathers all the sons together, and he prophesies over them in what would happen in the last days. And these are the last days, and these prophesies were
spoken over these people have already come to pass,
and are now coming to pass and transpiring in the land of Israel and around the world. Because the sons of Israel, the 10 northern tribes,
were scattered about in the time of Shalmaneser. Some of them did come back in the land, a very minor amount of them, and then a generation later we have Judah. Those living in Judea who
are taken into captivity and scattered throughout
the Persian empire that goes from Sardis to Ethiopia all the way to the Indus River in India. And so we have the Judeans that
are scattered over that area and most of them don’t come
back into the land of Israel. The majority of them don’t. Now, Abraham was promised
that just as you cannot number the sands of the sea
or count the stars in heaven you are going to become many nations. Now, both India and China
are the same age as Israel. Neither India nor China have been evicted, thrown out of their land,
taken hostage as a people and scattered abroad. India and China are both
over a billion people, how many people do you think
are really from Israel? Out of the lines of Abraham,
Yitzhak, and Yaakov? They were scattered throughout the world. But you would still expect it
to be over a billion people. China and India weren’t
even given such a promise. And so we see that these
promises given to these men are now being fulfilled. And so Yoseph then takes his father, after
40 days of mourning for him, he was embalmed, and
he swore to his father that he would not bury him in Israel, but they took an entire caravan along with the elders,
officials from Egypt, and went up into the land of Canaan and there is where they
buried their father. And verse 11, when the
inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the
mourning in the floor of Atad, they said this is a grievous
mourning for the Egyptians. And so they named that place Abelmizraim. Abelmizraim. Which is Egypt. And so his sons carried him
into the land of Canaan, buried him in the cave in
the field of Machpelah, which Abram bought for a
possession from Ephram the Hittite. And then Yoseph returned to
Egypt, he and his brothers, and when Yoseph’s brothers
saw that his father was dead, verse 15, they were afraid. Yoseph is now going to kill us, this is exactly what they expect. Yoseph is now going to kill us. And so they sent a messenger, did your father command before he died, saying so shall you say
unto Yoseph forgive, our father told us to
send a messenger to say and forgive your brothers
their trespasses. And when Yoseph heard it, he wept, he broke down just weeping. And all of his brothers came
and fell down before him and they said, we’re your servants, we’ll be your servants, we’re your slaves. And he said don’t fear,
am I in the place of God? You thought evil against
me, I understand that. But this is what Yehovah, our Elohim, this is what he determined. Yoseph was faithful in all the adversity that he had experienced in this life and the Almighty was faithful to him and gave him good for the evil that others had conspired against
him, to destroy his life. Those who remain faithful
to their calling, the Almighty will protect them against all the conspiracies,
all who try to destroy the lives and the ministries of others, the Almighty is watching over, and he will vindicate his true servants. I would now like to leave
you with this blessing. (speaking foreign language) Shabbat shalom, shavua
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welcome to episode four. Passover: the Path to Freedom. Today’s episode is Gods Which Are No Gods. We left Yoseph and his brethren all back in the land of Egypt after they had returned from
the burial of his father Yaakov in the land of Israel in
the cave of Machpelah, where his fathers had been buried, and now they are back in Egypt. And at the end of Yoseph’s life, we read in the very
last chapter, verse 24, Yoseph said to his brethren, I’m dying. But God will surely visit you
and bring you out of the land, this land, into the land
which he swear unto Abraham, to Yitzhak and Yaakov. And so Yoseph took an oath
of the children of Israel, the rest of his brothers
and their offspring, saying that God will surely visit you and you’ll carry up my bones from hence. So Yoseph died and he was 110 years old and they embalmed him after
the matter of the Egyptians, and put him in a coffin in Egypt and then they put him in the step pyramid which is at the city of Sakkara which Yoseph built as the grain holding and distribution center for Egypt, for the land of Canaan, and
for that part of the world that was all under the
dearth for that seven years. And now we go to Exodus
chapter one, verse one. Now, these are the names
of the children of Israel which came into Egypt, and this is the name of the book. It’s not really Exodus, the name of the book in Hebrew is Shemot. Because these are the names,
these are real people, these are their lineages which we’ve been tracking
all the way from the flood through the tower of Babel through the distribution of
nations to the 70 nations, and here is the reality of
what David, the prophet, said. That the Almighty made known his acts unto the children of Israel, he made known his ways unto Moses. And it was Moses in Deuteronomy that details this and said
that he divided the nations to their inheritance. He scattered the nations according to the number of the sons of Israel. Now we’re finally coming down
to these 12 sons of Israel and these are the names of those who came down into Egypt,
and these are the 12 sons and their offspring that came down and it says that all the souls that came out of loins of Yaakov were 70 souls. For Yoseph was already in
Egypt, and as I mentioned, the Septuagint indicates
there were 75 souls in Egypt. So could that have been
then including Yoseph, his wife, which she was
the daughter of Potiphara, one of the Egyptian priests. And then Ephraim and Menasseh, and then we’re only one off from 75, so could it have been
a concubine of Yoseph? It very well could’ve been. Everyone of his fathers
before him had concubines and for him to have one, but we don’t know why
the Septuagint says 75 and why this says 70, but that could be the
explanation for this. And it says and Yoseph died,
and all of his brethren, and all that were of that generation. And the children of Israel were fruitful, multiplied, and increased abundantly. They waxed exceeding
mighty, whatever mighty is,, it exceeded mighty and the
land was filled with them. Now, I’m going to be
reading a good bit of this because there is not a lot
of extra detail in this. Every single line is extremely important for the rest of the storyline here. So now we see that there
arose a new king over Egypt, a new Pharaoh which knew not Yoseph, and he said to the people, behold, the children of Israel are
more and mightier than we are. Come, come now, let us
deal wisely with them lest they multiply and
it comes to pass when, if there comes any war,
that they might join unto our enemies and fight against us. And then they’re gonna leave the land. So he set taskmasters over them to afflict them in their
burdens, as it says, and they built for Pharaoh treasure cities and these treasure cities were Pithom, or King Thom, and Ramesses. And these are both in the area of Goshen. But it says that the more and
more that they afflicted them, they kept on multiplying and growing. And they were aggrieved because
of the children of Israel and the Egyptians made
the children of Israel to serve with rigor, hard bondage. They made their lives
bitter in hard bondage by making brick and mortar, and all manner of service in the field. And the king spoke unto
the Hebrew midwives and they give the name, one is Siphrah, the other one is Puah, and they were doing
the offices of midwives and he said to them, when
you see the Hebrew women on the birthing stools,
a little bit different than in modern day western world, but birthing stools are still used in much of the world today. And he says when you see
them upon the stools, if they have a son, kill him. But if they have a daughter,
then she shall live. Just the opposite of what’s
going on in China right now. They have a one child per family policy, and so if it’s a girl they kill the girls, and there are organizations here in the US that are rescuing, they have
one has rescued over 50,000 little baby Chinese girls because they kill them
and save the males alive. But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they saved the men children alive. And the king of Egypt
called the midwives and said why have you done this, why
have you saved the children, the men children, alive? And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, because the Hebrew women are
not like the Egyptian women, they’re lively and they’re delivered before we even get to them. Therefore, it says that God dealt graciously with the midwives, and the people multiplied
and waxed very mighty and it came to pass because
they respected, they feared God, and they would not murder these children as we do here in America by the hundreds of thousands every year, but because they feared God,
and this is what is happened now that in post-Christian America, since there is no God and
we are all just the result of millions of years of
aberrant chance mutations in a purely mechanical universe, and it’s just survival of the fittest. Because there is no God, nobody fears God. And so the genocide that
Margaret Sanger started out with to exterminate the black race in America has now turned into Planned Parenthood where they will, they’ll
basically murder any child of any age, because there is
no fear of God in this country. This is post-Christian America, there is no God in America today. That’s why you’ve got people
doing late term abortions by going into public schools
and gunning down children. And going into theaters, these are just very late
term abortions apparently in post-Christian America
because there is no fear, no respect of God. But it says that because they feared God, he made them houses. Now, that doesn’t mean that he sent Jesus down as a carpenter
and built them a house. No, it’s talking about
he built them families, you know, there was, they were established in the land. And it tells us that
every son that is born, finally Pharaoh charged
that every son that is born he says that you are going
to cast him into the river. Every daughter shall be saved alive, but the men are to be
thrown into the Nile River. And since they worshiped
the God of the Nile River, this was a very appropriate sacrifice. And then we read in
chapter two, verse one, there went a man into the house of Levi and he took to wife a daughter of Levi. Now, we’re gonna find out in
a very short amount of time exactly who this is because
this daughter of Levi, this is not a granddaughter, it’s not a great-great-granddaughter, it is literally a daughter of, he took to wife a daughter of Levi. A man of the house of Levi. Now, this happens to be Levi
had one son named Kohath, he had a son named Amram. Amram married his father’s sister who is Yochebed. His father, his father which is Kohath is a son of Levi, the
daughter of Levi is Yochebed. So he married his aunt, Yochebed, and the two of them had Moses and Aaron, we’ll see that a little later. And of course, Moses then
has a child, Gershom, and this is the fourth generation
that comes out of Egypt. And it says the conceived and bear a son, she saw that he was a beautiful child. She hid him three months, but when she could no longer hide him, she made for him an ark of bulrushes. She daubed it with slime and with pitch, she put the child in it, and she put it in the
flags by the river’s brink. And these flags are, you know, the bulrushes, the cattails,
all the water plants, she was able to hide
it because this basket was made of the same thing. So it was perfect camouflage. His sister, Miriam it turns out, stood afar off, to wit or
in old English is to know, what would be done of him. And the daughter of Pharaoh
came down to wash at the river, her maidens walked along
and she saw the ark among the flags, she sent
her maiden to fetch it. When she opened it, she saw the child. And the babe wept, and she had compassion, she said this is one of
the Hebrew childrens. Then, said her sister to Pharaoh, and this is Miriam said
to Pharaoh’s daughter. Shall I go and call a
nurse of the Hebrew women that she may nurse the child for thee? And Pharaoh’s daughter said go. And so the maid went and found
Miriam’s mother Yochebed, and so Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, take this child, nurse it for me, and I will pay you, I’ll give you wages. And the woman took the child, nursed it, and the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son when she had then weaned him. And now we are in verse 10,
and she called his name Moshe. Because she said I drew
him out of the water. And Moshe means to draw out. And then it came to pass
when Moses was grown that he went out to see his brethren and he saw the toil, they were in bondage, they were in slavery. He was living in the court of Pharaoh. But he saw an Egyptian who was smiting one of his brothers, a Hebrew, and he looked this way,
he looked that way, and he didn’t see anyone, and
so he killed the Egyptian, he hid him in the sand, and
he went out the next day and there were two Hebrew men that were fighting about something, and he said to the one that did the wrong, why are you hitting your
fellow, your brother? And he said, who made you a
prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as
you did the Egyptian yesterday? And Moses, oh, he thought no one saw him. He said surely this thing’s known. And when Pharaoh finds out about it, he’s gonna kill me. So it says that Moses fled
from the face of Pharaoh, and he went and left the land of Egypt which includes the
Sinai peninsula of Egypt all the way over to the Yam
Suf, as it says in Hebrew. It’s been mistranslated as Red Sea, it literally means reed sea,
but that’s not significant. The point is it’s the Yam
Suf, the Sea of Reeds, and we read there’s only one body of water called the Yam Suf in the bible, and this is where
Solomon, centuries later, builds his seaport at
Ezion-Geber, beside Eloth, on the Yam Suf. There’s no question, a lot is still there. A lot was there at the time. Lawrence of Arabia invaded Eloth, okay? So you know, this has
been there like forever and so he fled from Egypt, taking the trade route
around the northern end of the Yam Suf, around
the northern end by Eloth, because that’s the trade route, and went down into the land of Midian. Now, when he got down
to the land of Midian, he went and he said by a well, and the priest, or the sheik of Midian, he had, it says seven daughters who were attending their father’s flock. And so while they were watering them, some shepherds came along, and
these are probably Amalekites just because of who’s
in that particular area, and the Amalekites later attacking them. So Ishmaelites or Amalekites, we’re not sure exactly what this is but they drove away the girls
who were watering the flock and so then, Moses, who was there, stood up and helped them so he drove the bad guys away, and so now he’s got these
seven girls together. And so they took him to Reuel, it says, it calls him Yitro,
or Jethro, Yitro, in places. It calls it also Reuel, their
father, the faithful of God, and he said how is it that
you’ve come to this day? And they said an Egyptian came with us, or excuse me, an Egyptian
who was down by the well, he delivered us from these shepherds who were driving us away
from watering the flock, and so he helped us water the flock and so that’s why we got
back home so soon today. And so his father said
okay, well, where’s the man? Call him, let’s have dinner with him. And so it tells us, it just cuts it short, and says that Moses was
content to dwell with Yitro. And he gave Moses Zipporah, his daughter, and she gave Moses a son
and his name is Gershom. And Gershom means stranger
in a strange land, and that’s exactly what Moses was. A stranger in the land of Midian, and we remember that
the Midianites and Yitro came out of the other family
of Abraham by Keturah. And so they call themselves
the faithful of God. So in verse 23, we’ll continue on, it came to pass in the process of time that the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel
sighed by reason of the bondage, their cry came up to Elohim,
and he heard the groanings, he remembered his Covenant with
Abraham, Yitzhak and Yaakov, not like he forgot it, but it’s
just the way it’s stating it that he said, when the
sin of the Amalekite comes to the full, I will bring them out. He told Abram that he would be a stranger in a strange land. And his offspring would be strangers and sojourn in a land that
doesn’t belong to them that they would go out down into Egypt and they would come out
in the fourth generation. So here we are, we see
that Moses has a son, his name is Gershom, and so now we are in the fourth generation from after Levi came into the land. And so now we see that, in chapter three, now a most incredible event. Moses, while keeping the flock
of Yitro, his father-in-law, he then was leading the flock
to the backside of the desert even to Mount Horeb. And it says that the angel,
or the messenger of Yehovah, appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of the bush. He looked and the bush
was burning with fire, which would not be completely unusual. You know, brush fires happen,
desert fires happened. But the bush was not consumed, and so Moses, after watching this awhile, says you know, I’m going to
turn aside, I’m gonna see. And so he turned aside,
he went out of his way, and then Yehovah called him
out of the mist of the bush and he said Moses, Moses, and Moses says, yes, here I am. He says, do not come any closer. Put the shoes off your feet, the place where you are
standing is holy ground. And he said I am the
Elohim of your father. The God of Abraham, the Elohim of Yitzhak, the Elohim of Yaakov. And Moses hid his face,
for he was afraid to look. And Yehovah said I have surely seen the affliction of my
people which are in Egypt. I’ve heard their cry, by the reason of their taskmasters who have been beating them, I know their sorrows, and now
I have come to deliver them out of the hands of the Egyptians and to bring them out of the land into a good land, a large land, that is flowing with milk and honey. Under the place of the Canaanites, the Hivites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, the Jebusites. All the people that had ites and itises. And therefore, he said, I’m listening to the cry of the children of Israel, I’ve seen their oppression, and now I’m telling you, come, I am going to send you to Pharaoh. And you are going to bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt. And then in verse 11, Moses said, who am I, who am I that
I should go to Pharaoh? And that I should bring the
children of Israel out of Egypt? And he said, this is gonna be
the token that I have sent you that you are going to bring
the people out of Egypt and you’re gonna bring
them back to serve me on this mountain, where is this mountain? It’s not in the Sinai peninsula of Egypt, it’s in the land of Midian,
which is still, to this day, northwest Saudi Arabia,
there is no question about it and that’s exactly where
the real Mount Sinai was found by Ron Wyatt, and then Ron was captured, held
in prison with his two sons. 78 days later, Ron Wyatt
made a hand drawn map and gave it to Bob Cornuke, and Bob Cornuke and Larry
Williams went over there and they wrote the book
The Gold of the Exodus, with a lot of, you know, a lot of novelistic additions,
not exactly completely true but some interesting additions
into this whole story. And then later, it was the Caldwells. Jim and Penny Caldwell, who for nine years were in Saudi Arabia, the Midian oil field was his
oil field for Saudi Aramco, and they were able to get the
evidence out of that nation back into the United States. But here it is, you shall serve God, serve me upon this mountain,
and Moshe in verse 13 said, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them the God of your
fathers have sent me to you, they’re gonna say, what’s his name? What will I say to them? And Elohim said,
Hayah-‘asher-Hayah, I am what I am, I will be what I will be. This is what you will tell
the children of Israel. I Am has sent me to you. I will be what I will
be has sent me to you, and then he said to Moses, thus shall you say to
the children of Israel, Yehovah, the Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham,
of Yitzhak and Yaakov, has sent me to you,
this is my name forever. This is my (speaking foreign language). This is what I will be known
by for all generations, Yehovah, because Hayah-‘asher-Hayah, I will be what I will be,
and Yehovah is my name. Now, go, gather the
children of Israel together. And tell them Yehovah, the
Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, Yitzhak and Yaakov, has appeared to me, saying that I have surely visited you, I’ve seen what’s been done to you in Egypt and I said that I would bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt into the land of the Canaanites where the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, the Hivites, the Jebusites,
and all of them live. All these offspring of Canaan,
who is that cursed one, and I’m going to bring them into that land which is flowing with milk and honey. And they will listen to your voice. And they will come. You and the elders of
Israel, you will then go to the King of Egypt and say to him that Yehovah, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us, and now we are going, and we’re gonna go, and tell
him that you’re gonna go three days journey into
the wilderness, verse 18, just three days journey
into the wilderness. That we may sacrifice
unto Yehovah, our Elohim. That’s what you’re gonna tell him. You’re gonna say my name,
you’re gonna identify me. Everyone is going to know my name, and before this is over,
it says that he brought us out of Egypt with an uplifted hand so the whole world will know
that his name is Yehovah. And I, verse 19, am sure the king of Egypt will not let you go, no,
not except by a mighty hand. And I will stretch out my hand, I’ll smite Egypt with all the wonders that I’m gonna do in their midst and afterward, then he
is going to let you go. And I am going to give these people Israel favor in the sight of the Egyptians and they are not going
to go out empty handed. But every woman will
borrow from her neighbor and her that sojourns in her house, jewels of silver, jewels
of gold, and raiment, and you’ll put them on your
sons and upon your daughters and you will spoil the Egyptians. So now, chapter four. Moses said, they will not believe me, they’re not gonna listen to me. And Yehovah, they’re gonna say Yehovah hasn’t appeared to you, and he said okay, what’s in your hand? A rod, okay, throw it on the ground. So he threw it on the
ground, it became a serpent, and Moses backed up, afraid of it. And Yehovah said go
ahead, put out your hand, take it by the tail. He did, which that’s not
where you pick up a snake, you don’t grab it by the tail, but he did and it became
a rod in his hand again. And this, he says, you’re gonna do to show that I am with you, that
I’ve appeared to you. And then he said, go ahead,
put your hand into your bosom. He put his hand to his bosom, and when he took it out, his
hand was leprous, leprous, and then he said okay, now put it back in, and you know, it was all
eaten up, it was all white, and then he put it back
in and he pulled it out and it was fine, just
like his other flesh. And he said if they don’t
believe the first sign they’re definitely going
to believe the latter sign, this will completely freak them out when they see you with leprosy. They’re gonna back up,
they’re gonna scatter, scream, and everything. You pull it out and
you’re gonna be just fine. And so, if they don’t
believe these two signs, then you’re gonna take
water from the river, you’re gonna pour it on dry ground, and it’s gonna become blood. And Moses said, wait, I’m not eloquent. I’ve never been one to speak in public, and now, you know, I’m
kind of slow of speech, slow of tongue, you know,
I really, I’m not the one. And Yehovah said, who
was the one that makes the deaf, the dumb, the
blind, the lame, the seeing? And he said, you are going
to go and be my mouth. And then he said that I have
told your brother Aaron, you know, the Levite’s your brother? I have told him to come
out and to meet you. And he is going to be the one
that speaks for you, okay? You are going to be to
him, instead of God, and he is going to be your
spokesman to the people, okay? So, now we are in verse 17. And you’re gonna take this rod, you’re gonna do these signs,
miracles, and wonders, and so. He then went back to see Yitro, and Yitro says to Moses, go in peace, and so he left for Egypt. Moses in verse 20 took
his wife and his sons, set them upon an ass, and he
returned into the land of Egypt and Moses took the rod of God in his hand. And then, we see that Moses is instructed, verse 22, this is what you’re
gonna say unto Pharaoh. Thus saith Yehovah,
Israel is my firstborn. And I say unto you, let my
son go, that he may serve me. And if you refuse to let him go, I’m gonna slay your sons, your firstborn. And then on the way, that’s when Zipporah takes out a flint and
cuts off the foreskin of her son Gershom and throws
it at the feet of Moses. And she doesn’t really appreciate this whole circumcision thing, she doesn’t understand it,
it’s a bloody thing to her but she knew that it had to be done, Moses knew it had to be done, but he didn’t do the job and so he had to get this cleaned up because the angel was
staying the way to kill him if he didn’t obey and do that very sign because that sign is a
sign that all the land, from the Euphrates to the Nile, belongs to the sons of Israel, and Moses can’t get away from it just because he’s out
living among the people who are not under that covenant. And so, as he was going back, Aaron came out and met him. And then Moses briefed him on
what is going to transpire. And so we’re gonna take
a break for just a moment before we stand before Pharaoh and find out exactly how
it is that the Almighty is going to prove that these Gods of the Egyptians are no Gods. When Pharaoh’s going to
say I know not Yehovah, the God of Israel, I
have no idea who he is. Well, the Almighty is going to do something to change that little tune because he’s going to become
intimately familiar with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We’re gonna take a break
for just a few moments as we do each week, and this is an opportunity
for those of you who would like to see this program not only remain on the air, but go out to other parts of the world. If we are truly ministering to you the gospel of the kingdom. If you are being edified and built up, then we ask for you to take
on your responsibility. We stand in the place
of the Levites of old who lived to minister and to serve the gospel of the kingdom. We are teaching you the Torah so that you can understand the prophets. And by the Torah and the prophets then you can understand the prophet of whom Moses spoke that we must shema, we must hear and obey, which is Yeshua. To understand the gospel of the kingdom, these foundations need to be laid and the only way they can be laid is if we are out there in front of you. If you appreciate it, please,
take on your responsibility and as the scripture tells
us in the very same chapter about hearing the prophet,
the one that we must obey, it also speaks of our responsibility to take care of the Levites, who lived to minister the
gospel of the kingdom. If they dwell among
you, take care of them, if they’re in Jerusalem,
you take care of them. Please, step in and be
a part of this ministry as the gospel of the kingdom
goes out to the world, we’re going to give you
just a couple minutes but this is your opportunity
to respond in thanksgiving to the one who has set us to you. When Moses and Aaron
returned to the land of Egypt they gathered together all
of the elders of Israel, rehearsed everything before them, did the miracles, the
staff, the leprous hand, and they immediately recognized and they bowed down in thanksgiving and praised and worshiped Yehovah who had visited the children of Israel. And in chapter five, verse one, we see that Moses and Aaron
went in and told Pharaoh thus saith Yehovah, Elohim of Israel. You know, that’s quite
a blusterous statement, they are speaking for the Almighty. Let my people go that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness. And Pharaoh said who is Yehovah that I should obey his
voice and let Israel go? I know not Yehovah. I know Ra, I know the fish God, I know the hawk God,
I know the beetle God. I know nothing about any Yehovah and neither am I gonna let Israel go. Then they said the Elohim of
the Hebrews has met with us. And he said let us go. Three days journey into the desert in sacrifice unto Yehovah, our Elohim, and lest he fall upon us with
pestilence or with a sword. And then you’re not gonna have any slaves since he kills us all. And the king said, wherefore
do you, Moses and Aaron? You wanna let the from their work? Go, get back to work. The people of the land are many, and you want them to
rest from their burdens. And so that very day, Pharaoh
got the taskmasters together and said from now on, you’re
not going to give the people any straw to make their brick. Let them go and gather
the straw for themselves. But the tally of bricks that
they are required to make, it better not diminish one single thing because they’re idle. Therefore they say oh, let us go and sacrifice to their Gods. Okay, so we’re gonna lay more work on them so they can no longer just
be mouthing these vain words. And so the taskmasters
when out to their officers and spoke to them and
said thus saith Pharaoh, this is what’s gonna happen. The tally of bricks is
not going to subside, you’re gonna have to go
out and get your own straw. So they continue on in verse 14. So the officers of the children of Israel, which the Pharaoh’s
taskmaster has set over them, they were beaten because they did not make the tally of bricks
yesterday or that day. And so they’re crying to Pharaoh, why are you dealing with this, you don’t give us any straw and we are demanded to do the same thing, he said you’re idle, idle, that’s why you’re saying you wanna go out and sacrifice to Yehovah. So get out there, get
back to work, no straw! But you will deliver the tally of bricks. And so this was evil in
the sight of the people. And they stood against Moses and Aaron and they were absolutely irate,
they wanted to kill them. So we’re gonna continue on here. The people are very upset with Moses in chapter six, verse one. Now, you’ll see what I’m
going to do to Pharaoh. Because with a strong
hand, he will let them go. I told you already he’s
not gonna let them go except there is great
force, great pressure, that is going to be applied to them. And so he said unto Moses,
verse two, I am Yehovah. I appeared unto Abraham,
Yitzhak and Yaakov by the name of El Shaddai. But by my name Yehovah
was I not known to them? You know, it’s a question mark. Yes he was known to them
by the name of Yehovah. And it is stated over and
over that he was known. But he was called by them,
the Almighty, regularly, but yet his name was also known. And I have established
my covenant with them to give them the land that the
Canaanites are squatting in, the land of the pilgrimage
wherein they were strangers. I’ve heard their groanings,
and I know the Egyptians who keep them in bondage. And I have remembered my
covenant, in verse five. I am Yehovah, who will bring you out from under the burden of the Egyptians. And so he tells Moses to go in and speak unto the king of Egypt and to let the people go. And so now, chapter seven, we’re gonna skip ahead here
past some of the lineage here, chapter seven, verse one. Yehovah said unto Moses, I
made you a God unto Pharaoh. And Aaron is going to be your prophet. Speak what I command
you to speak to Pharaoh. And, verse three, I will
harden Pharaoh’s heart and so I can multiply my
signs and wonders in Egypt. But he will not listen to you. Why, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt and bring forth my armies, my people, the children of Israel, out
of Egypt by great judgments, and then the Egyptians shall
know that I am Yehovah. When are they gonna know it, when I stretch out my hand upon Egypt and bring out the children
of Israel from among them. So Moses and Aaron did as they were told and they were told to take
your rod, go before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent. So they did, Moses had
Aaron throw his rod down, and showed the miracle,
it became a serpent, and then in verse 11, Pharaoh
also called the wise men and the sorcerers and his magicians and they did the same thing, they had the power to do lying, signs, miracles, and wonders, because they’re working
for the God of this world. And so they cast their rods down, but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rod. And he hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and then Yehovah said
he’s not gonna let you go. Go back to Pharaoh in the morning when he goes out to the water by the Nile. And when he goes down there by the brink, then you shall take that staff and then you’re gonna reach out and you are going to
then touch that water. And when you do, the water in the river as it tells us in verse
17, the water in the river is going to be turned to blood. And the fish is going to
die, the river is gonna die, it’s gonna stink to high heaven and the Egyptians are
gonna loathe themselves drinking this water. And the vessels that had been filled with this water from the Nile, they’re gonna be all filled with blood. And so Moses did exactly what he was told and all of the water in the
rivers were turned to blood. And verse 22, the
magicians of the Egyptians did the same thing with
their enchantments, they were able to do the same thing. So Pharaoh’s heart was hardened. And then chapter eight verse one, and Yehovah spake unto Moshe, go unto Pharaoh, say unto
him, thus saith Yehovah, let my people go that they may serve me. And if they refuse, I will smite
all the borders with frogs. And the river shall bring
forth frogs abundantly and they’ll come up into your house, into your bed chambers, on your bed. They’ll be in the houses of
the servants and the people, they’ll be in your ovens,
your kneading troughs, the frogs are gonna come upon you and be absolutely covering you. And it was so. In verse seven, the
magicians did the same thing, and they brought forth
frogs upon the land. Now they’ve got double frogs, so it wasn’t bad enough
that they had frogs now the magicians are
doing the same thing, now there’s a double plague of frogs that is upon the people. Then Pharaoh called for Moses, said, entreat Yehovah,
he’s calling him by name. This God you call Yehovah, ask
him to take away the frogs. And I’ll let the people go
and do sacrifice to Yehovah. And then Moses said, well, just humor me for a minute here. Would you want me to destroy the frogs from you and your houses alone and let them remain in the rivers, or do you want them all to be gone? And he said, well just get rid of the ones that are in our houses, and
let them remain in the river. And so, in verse 12,
Moses and Aaron went out and did exactly they’re requested, and the frogs died out of the houses of villages and the fields. They gathered them together in heaps and the whole land stank, but verse 15, when Pharaoh
saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart,
hearkened not unto them, as Yehovah said he would. And then Yehovah said to Moses, stretch out your rod,
smite the dust of the land, and it will become lice
throughout all the land of Egypt. And the magicians tried to
do so with their enchantments but Pharaoh said stop, no,
double lice, no I don’t want it. It actually says that
they were unable to do it and the magician says this
is the finger of most high, make no mistake, we can’t
do anything like this. And then Yehovah said to Moses, get up early in the morning,
go down to the water, and when you see Pharaoh down there, say let my people go, and if you don’t, I’m gonna send swarms of flies upon thee. See, every morning he’s
down doing the sacrifice to the Gods of the Nile. And so now, I’m gonna
send swarms of flies, but I am going to cut
off the land of Goshen. The Israelites, the Hebrews, are not gonna experience any of this, but you’re going to experience this. So you’re gonna see a
division of my people and the rest of the people
that are in the land. And so it happened just as he said. And Pharaoh called for Moses and said go, sacrifice to your God in the land. And Moses said, well, it’s not right that we should go and
sacrifice in the land. We need to go in the desert, because our sacrifices are considered an abomination by the Egyptians and they’ll stone us, they will stone us if we sacrifice to our God in the land. So we’re not going to do
it, we’re gonna go out, that’s the way it’s gonna happen and it’s the only way it’s going to do it. And so Pharaoh said, you
can sacrifice to Yehovah in the wilderness, don’t go very far away, and then also pray for me. And Moses said okay, I’m gonna go out, I will entreat Yehovah
that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh on the morrow. But stop lying to me. Don’t deal deceitfully anymore in not letting the people go. You say you’ll let them go if we do this, we do this and you don’t,
which is a real big key of dealing in the Middle East is that there’s no such
thing as telling a lie. Among those who are not the
followers of the one true God, they will lie, and we
see this all the time. You know, scientists in America, one of the greatest group
of liars in the whole world. They will fudge, they
will manipulate figures and everything else to sell
their goods, just liars. See, anyone who does not fear God, they will lie to you, and
this is what he’s doing. He doesn’t know Yehovah, he
can lie anytime he wants to, and he says, Moses says, stop lying to me. And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and he entreated, and he
removed the swarms of flies. And then verse 32, and
Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and
wouldn’t let the people go. You can’t trust Pharaoh as
far as you can throw him. Yehovah said, go unto
Pharaoh and tell him, Okay, you refuse to let them go, my hand is gonna be upon all
the flocks in the fields, the horses, the asses, the
camels, the oxen, the sheep. There is gonna be a grievous murrain. And I’m gonna separate between the flocks of Israel
and the flocks of Egypt, nothing is gonna die of
the children of Israel. And so he did that very thing. The next morning, the
cattle of Egypt died, and when it says all
the cattle of Egypt die this is among all of the,
it’s not every last one. But none of the cattle of the children of Israel, not one died. And so then the heart of the
Pharaoh was again hardened, he wouldn’t let the people go. And then he said to Moses and Aaron, take handfuls of ashes from the
(speaking foreign language), you know, from the cooking stoves. Sprinkle it in the heaven
in the sight of Pharaoh, and it is going to become boils, breaking out upon man and beast throughout the land of Egypt. Now, if you get one boil that you can’t get away from,
if you’re gonna sit down and you sit on that boil,
excruciating, excruciating pain. These people are covered from
top to bottom, head to toe, and every beast, with
these boils and blains, and they cannot get any relief from them. So these boils are covering the people. And they’re crying out. And the magicians are crying out, and Yehovah hardened Pharaoh’s heart and he wouldn’t listen
to his own people now, now we’re gonna have
some real problems here because the people of Egypt
are going to be after them in a very short amount of time now. And so, now, I’m going to, in verse 15, I’m gonna stretch out my hand,
and smite you with pestilence and you’ll be cut off from the earth, and for this very deed have
I raised you up, Pharaoh, to show my power and that my name, verse 16, may be declared
throughout all the earth. That is why the Almighty did what he did, that his name, Yehovah, would be declared through all the earth. And yet we got these pinheads who say they’re a follower of the Messiah, that won’t, oh they won’t mention his name because we don’t wanna upset any Pharisees who forbid the speaking of the name because what was happening
nearly 1600 years ago in the land of Israel, they forbid it, and the Sanhedrin went into
exile and didn’t change it back and so they just gotta kiss the tuchus of the religious leaders
who violate this very thing. You wanna remember Passover and you wanna call him
HaShem, or Old Whatshisname? What a disgrace, don’t
call yourself Messianic, call yourself an anal
retentive Pharisee, alright, ’cause that’s what you are. You’re not a follower of the Messiah any more than Satan is. Satan believes that he’s the Messiah, he just doesn’t do what he says to do. Well, it says tomorrow, about this time, there’s gonna be a hail
such has never been seen in the land of Egypt from this
day, never has been before, and so you go out, and
he says to the Egyptians, you gather your cattle, everything
that’s out in the field, everything, you get it under the shelter because if you don’t, it’s going to die. And he feared. And all those that feared
the word of Yehovah among the servants of Pharaoh, made his servants and his
cattle flee into their houses. So now, Pharaoh looks around,
where’s all of his servants? They’re no longer listening to Pharaoh. Now, they’re listening to Moses. Because everything Moses
says comes to pass, everything that Pharaoh
says, Pharaoh’s a liar. He lies over and over and over again. A typical politician, this guy could go, he could become president
of the United States after buying his way
into a congressional seat and then selling it through
the governor to somebody else, and all of a sudden just become president after having spent most of his life in a third world country. This guy could really have
an Obamination, this Pharaoh. Campaign promises, not a word of it true. This guy’s all set for Washington. Well I don’t know, maybe he’s here. So now, Yehovah sent thunder and hail, fire, fire ran along the ground,
we are in verse 23. There was a hail and
fire mingled with hail, very grievous like it’s
never been like it before. And all the servants of Pharaoh, all the men in his household,
his generals and all, they went home, they got
their children inside. Now, you’ve got Pharaoh versus the rest of the land of Egypt. And it says that the hail smote throughout the land of Egypt, all that was in the field, man and beast, broke every herb of the field, they broke the trees of the field. Only in the land of
Goshen, where Israel was, there was no hail. And so Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and said unto them, Yehovah is righteous, I and my people are wicked. I’m a liar, I admit it, I’m
a twisted, sick politician so pray for me, if you can. That there be no more thundering and hail. And I’ll let you go,
you’ll stay no longer. And Moses said, as soon as
I’m gone out of the city I’ll spread about my hands,
and the thunder’s gonna cease, and there won’t be any more hail. And you will know that the earth belongs to Yehovah, it’s his. But as for you and your
servants, you don’t fear Yehovah. And then verse 31, extremely important in the history of planet earth. The flax and the barley were smitten. For the barley was not in the ear, the word is aviv, the barley was aviv. Aviv is an Ancient
Hebrew agricultural term that applies to only
the barley in the land. Only the barley, the level of maturity. And the flax was bolled, which again, is an Ancient Hebrew agricultural term which applies only to the
ripeness, maturity, of flax. But the wheat and the rye were not smitten because they were (speaking
foreign language), they were not grown up, but
they weren’t mature enough, and so when the hail hit it,
it bent, it moved with it, and it didn’t destroy it. But the barley, when it was aviv, if hail hits it, it destroys
it, so was the flax. And we’re gonna find that in the future that we are required, commanded, to guard the month of the aviv for in the month of the aviv, we came out of Egypt with a mighty hand. So Moses went out of the city and he spread out his hands, the thunder and the hail ceased. And the rain quit pouring down, and when he saw the rain and
the hail and the thunder cease, he sinned yet more, this lying politician. He and his servants, their
hearts were hardened, he would not let the
children of Israel go. Now chapter 10, Yehovah said unto Moses, Okay, I’ve hardened his
heart that I might show these great signs before him, and that you tell him
in the ears of your son and your son’s son what
things I’ve done in Egypt. Tell him about the signs
that I have done among them, that they may know, and you
may know, that I am Yehovah. And so Aaron and Moses came in
before Pharaoh in verse three and said thus saith Yehovah,
the Elohim of the Hebrews. How long are you going to refuse to humble yourself before
me, and let my people go? If you refuse to let my people go I’m gonna bring locusts upon the earth, they’re gonna cover the face of the earth, you’re not gonna be able to see the earth. They’re gonna eat everything that’s left. You know, like the wheat and the rye. They’re gonna mow it down completely. They’re gonna fill your houses,
the houses of the Egyptians. And so that is exactly what happened, and they devoured all of the rest of what was alive in the land of Israel. And then Moses, in verse eight, and Aaron were brought in before Pharaoh and he said go, serve Yehovah your Elohim. And then he said, but who
are there that’s gonna go? And he says, okay, well let me get it straight
with you this time. Pharaoh, we’re gonna go with our young, with our old, with our
sons, with our daughters, with our flocks, and with our herds, we’re gonna take the puppy
dogs and the kitty cats, we’re gonna take everything! And we’re gonna hold a feast to Yehovah. And if you don’t like
it, you can go to hell. Wait, that must be in one
of the ancient texts here. And Pharaoh drove them out of his sight. No you’re not going to go, only men. Moses said forget it, everyone’s going! And then, and then. The locusts come down, and
they devour everything. And then there is darkness
over all the land. The darkness that can be felt in verse 20, that darkness lasted for three days, nobody could see the hand
in front of their face. And Moses was called again. This time, Pharaoh said go, only let your flocks and herds stay here. Let your little ones, they can also go, but your flocks and herds stay here. And then he said, no Pharaoh, our cattle are gonna go with us. There’s not gonna be one hoof left behind. That’s all there is to it. And then, he still wouldn’t let them go, and Pharaoh says the next
time you see my face, you’re gonna die. Ha, Moses said, well spoken, Pharaoh. You will not see my face again. And Yehovah said, I’m gonna yet bring one more plague upon the
Pharaoh and upon Egypt, and then he’s going to let you go. We’re gonna find out
exactly what that plague is. But now, I would like to
leave you with this blessing. (speaking foreign language) Yehovah bless you and keep you, Yehovah make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. Yehovah lift up his countenance
upon you and give you peace. In the name of Yeshua, the
prophet, the Prince of Peace, amen and amen. (jazzy music) (film reel whirring) (dramatic music) – [Announcer] In the
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Passover: the Path to Freedom, Gods which are no Gods. We went through every one of the plagues except for the last one, and in every one of these plagues, against the Gods of the Egyptians, it showed that those were Gods
that were not Gods at all. And what we are going to do tonight is take a step into the 10th plague, because now this will be
Pharaoh’s Final Folly. This will be what finally releases Israel from Egyptian bondage, and
the Almighty told Moses at the very beginning
before the first plague, he said that I am going
to harden Pharaoh’s heart. And I am going to show
my hand and my strength, and it is so that the
entire world will know that my name is (speaking
foreign language), Yehovah. This is why he delivered us out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and
to not speak his name and to refuse to acknowledge
that his name appears 6,828 times in the Hebrew manuscripts and not once in English, well, that is a travesty, ladies and gentlemen. That’s why the believers, the
followers of the one true God, needs to come back to the feast that every year reminds us of why we are doing what we are doing. Because the entire church calendar based on Babylonian sun worship, and ridiculous, man-made
feasts and festivals, does not do the job, it is a cistern. It is a broken cistern
that can hold no water. We need to come back to the river of life because it is here in his word that the word is truth,
and these words are life. And now we come to, and take your bibles and turn to Exodus
chapter 10, in verse 28. And after Pharaoh had continued to lie to Moses over and over, and Moses told Pharaoh, quit lying to me. Every time I do what you ask to be done, then you change your mind,
lie after lie after lie. Then Pharaoh, finally
irate, said unto Moses, get away from me, and
take heed to yourself: do not see my face anymore, for the day that you see my
face, you are going to die. And Moses said, you well spoken. I will see your face no more. And here is what, right
here in front of Pharaoh, and we have to read
this continuing context because Moses gets revelation
right here and right now this happens 11 plus days before Passover that this event takes place, that he’s before Pharaoh,
it’s the last time, and he gets the revelation we
begin reading in Exodus 11:1. And Yehovah said unto Moshe, yet I will bring one plague more upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt. Afterwards, he will let you go. When he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust
you out hence altogether. So speak now in the ears of the people and let them ask of his neighbor, King James says borrow,
the word here in the Hebrew appears hundreds of times and it’s always translated ask except for this one place, it says borrow, which
immediately tells you it’s probably just ask, ask your neighbor. Every man ask every man of his neighbor and every woman of her neighbor jewels or jewelry of silver and of gold. So this is what you’re
gonna tell people to do. And then in verse three
is a future summary, listen to how this goes. It’s a future summary that’s going to transpire
10 plus days later. It says Yehovah gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, the man Moses was
very great in the land of Egypt and in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants and in the sight of the people. Now, you notice the word was
in your King James version is in italics, why? Because in Hebrew there’s no verb to be of which was is a form. It could be was, it could be became. In this situation, with
everything that had transpired such as Moses before Pharaoh
in front of all of his servants said listen to me, you better
get all of your animals and your children, and your family, out of the open air,
get them under shelter, because there’s gonna come a hail that is going to be devastating. Pharaoh looked around a few minutes later, all of his servants, all of
his chief military people were gone, where were they gone? They were listening to Moses, they are no longer listening to Pharaoh. There is a division happening
between the Egyptian people and Pharaoh now, and
Moses is being exalted. Moses became very great
in the eyes of the people, if Moses says it, it’s gotta be true. And so now we go into verse four. And Moses said, you know,
he’s speaking to Pharaoh, while he was still standing there, this was at least 11
days before the event. Because in Exodus 12:3 it talks about you tell the people on the 10th day, you select a lamb, a perfect lamb, and you groom it and you keep it four days and then sacrifice it. So this had to transpire
before the 10th day. So we are a ways away
from this very event here. And so Moshe said unto Pharaoh,
while he was standing there, and now remember, this is
the Moses that can’t talk. He says, you know, I’m slow
of speech and slow of tongue. Now he’s been before Pharaoh several times and he says, thus saith Yehovah, you say that I’m not gonna
see your face anymore? Well spoken, Pharaoh,
because thus saith Yehovah: about midnight I Yehovah will
go out into the midst of Egypt and all the firstborn in the
land of Egypt is going to die. From the firstborn of Pharaoh
that sits on the throne, even to the firstborn of the
maidservant behind the mill. And all the firstborn of the beast. And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt such as there was none like it, nor shall there ever be
anything like it anymore. But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue. I guess man or beast, that you may know, that you, Pharaoh, may know that Yehovah puts a difference between
the Egyptians and Israel. And all thy, all your servants, Pharaoh, shall come down unto me
and shall bow themselves down unto me, Moses,
saying get out of here, and everyone that follows you, and after that I will go out. And Moses stormed out from
Pharaoh in great anger. No longer was he having
trouble pronouncing his words. He is in Pharaoh’s face
and Pharaoh is now shaking. Now, verse nine. Exodus chapter 11, and Yehovah, this is the revelation that he gets, and Yehovah set unto Moshe,
Pharaoh will not listen to you that my wonders may be
multiplied in the land of Egypt. And so then, the next verse in 10, this is a summary of the nine plagues and in preparation of the 10th plague. And Moshe and Aaron did all
these wonders before Pharaoh and Yehovah hardened Pharaoh’s heart so that he would not let
the children of Israel go out of his hand. See, we have to see in the course of this we are going to be given instructions for the first Passover event, and then we are, Moses is
gonna be given instructions for the future memorial. And there are summary statements in here, and you’ve got to see these things as you read through that, because there are summary statements to tell you why things have transpired so that it’s like in a nutshell, now, after everything that
Moses and Aaron have done, after all these wonders,
Pharaoh’s heart is still hardened. And why, because he is going to make a mighty stand so that the whole world will know his name. And so now, chapter 12 verse one, we begin with the instructions
for the first Passover. And Yehovah spake unto Moshe and Aaron, in the land of Egypt, saying
this month shall be unto you the beginning of months, it shall be the first
month of the year to you. Now, we can’t make it up
what this first month is. We can go to other
statements in the future such as in Deuteronomy 16, verse one it says
observe, Shemira, shomer, guard, protect, the same
things that were used to guard and protect the Sabbath, it says, to shomer the month of the aviv. Your King James version the month of aviv, and every Hebrew text the
word ha is there, the aviv. It’s not the name of a month, it’s not to be capitalized. Look, they capitalize
it in your King James, they capitalize aviv but they
don’t capitalize Passover. Passover’s a proper noun! They don’t do it, but this
is the month of the aviv. Observe it, guard it,
and keep the Passover unto Yehovah, thy Elohim, for in the month of the
aviv, Yehovah, thy Elohim, brought thee out of the
land of Egypt by night. Thou shalt therefore, and when
you see the word therefore, you still have to look wherefore, why for, the wherefore, what’s
the wherefore therefore? It also is applicable
because sometimes wherefore means therefore, sometimes
wherefore means why. Therefore may mean because of this but it also can mean
then, indicating when. (congregation laughs) In this case, the therefore
is indicative of when. When you shall sacrifice the Passover unto Yehovah thy Elohim, of the flock, the Passover
of the flock and the herd in the place that Yehovah
shall choose to put his name. This is where we sacrifice at Passover, the place he chooses to put his name. Now, we’re gonna be given instructions that we are to do this once we
enter into the promised land. We do it this night and we
find out that a year later the revelation comes at Mount Sinai to do Passover again one year later but we don’t do it again until we cross over the Jordan River, we then circumcise 40 years
of children who were born who were not circumcised, and then after we do
Passover, we take Jericho. And so it says thou shalt eat
no leavened bread with it, with it what, the Passover lamb, the Passover lamb is not
to be eaten with what? Leavened bread. Seven days shalt thou eat
leavened bread, how many, seven. You better count these,
because a lot of people can’t get this right, okay? You shall not eat, seven days, shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith. Even the bread of affliction, for you came out of Egypt in haste that you may remember the day when you came out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life. So every year, we keep the
feast of unleavened bread for seven days to remind us
that we came out of Egypt and it is we who came out of Egypt, it is not they who came out of Egypt. So make sure you understand that. Because when you came out,
it was a mixed multitude, and you came out with them,
we came out of bondage, and we identify with our
forefathers who came out, amen? – Amen.
– Amen. And there shall be no
leavened bread seen with you in all the coast for seven days. And neither shall there
anything of the flesh which they’ll sacrifice the first day, remain until evening. And then it says you may
not sacrifice the Passover, verse five, within any of thy gates. Not at your own city, you can
never sacrifice the Passover in the gates of your own city. But only in the place where
Yehovah, thy Elohim, gives thee. To put his name there,
there you shall sacrifice the Passover evening which is
at the going down of the sun. The word even or the word
evening in old English, an archaic term, means
the going down of the sun. It does not mean after the sun sets. Because when the sun has fully set, then it is the next day. So the Passover, Passover,
we use it loosely like it was done in the
Second Temple period. See, this really isn’t the
feast of Passover this week, it’s the feast of unleavened bread. Passover, technically, is an event. It’s a sacrifice that is done
on the 14th day of the month. On the 14th day of the month, there is still leaven
in the land of Israel. We are to eat the Passover lamb, which is killed in the late afternoon, we eat it after the sun
sets, which is now the 15th. Because that begins the high Sabbath of the feast of unleavened bread. And we then eat unleavened
bread for how many days? – Seven.
– Seven days, and it says until the evening
of the 21st day, count it. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 21. It is seven days from
the 15th to the 21st. If people say, you know,
there’s this new craze that Judah was really keeping
the Passover on the 14th, the day before, are you out of your mind? I hear, oh, the Galileans
kept it a day early. That was made up in Dallas
Theological cemetery. (congregation laugh) Never in the history of the world. Josephus tells us in
the First Temple period, excuse me, Second Temple period, in these years from the time of Yeshua till the temple’s destroyed, about a quarter million
lambs were sacrificed at Passover every year. And he estimated well
over 2,000,000 people being in Jerusalem for the event. See, how we kept Passover
the very first time could be in question because it tells us to sacrifice the Passover lamb not in the even, but between the evens. Between the evenings, and the
Pharisees held to one belief, the Zadokine priests held to another, the Samaritans were in
alignment with the Zadokine, but even to this day the Samaritans who said that between the evenings means between sundown
and complete darkness, but yet, the Samaritans on the 14th in the afternoon are sacrificing
all their Passover lambs. There’s a question about how
we did it the first Passover but remember, when the sun
set it wasn’t a high Sabbath. We walked out of the land,
we walked for seven days, there was not even a Sabbath
in that entire week we walked. We weren’t even instructed
about the Sabbath until after we crossed the Red Sea, we’re in the wilderness of Zin, and now we’ve got mana coming down. On the sixth day we get a double portion, and this is to prove us because the next day was the Sabbath. Our first Sabbath is on
the way to Mount Sinai. These are coming up in our
lessons on the way to Mount Sinai which we will be covering
for the next seven weeks. But it’s very important to understand that this first Passover, how it was done, it was never done that way again. We never again asked
of the gold and silver of all of our neighbors and walked out of town with it. (congregation laughing) We never again got in a column of fives and marched down to Succoth
and picked up Joseph’s bones and headed out across the desert. We only did that once. The memorial was different
from the original Passover, we didn’t put blood on the doorposts and the lintels anymore. We didn’t eat with our staff in our hand, with our coats on, and getting
ready to leave immediately. Because we’re not going anywhere, we’re already in the promised land by the time we keep the
remembrance of Passover. So if we wanna do it right,
we understand that Yeshua was not keeping the
Passover with his disciples. That’s, it’s ludicrous. It was the 14th, the next
morning when he was being tried in Pilate’s judgment hall, the religious leaders refused
to go in the judgment hall because they didn’t want to be defiled so that they could eat the Passover. Has the Passover happened yet? Have a quarter million
lambs been sacrificed yet? Is Yeshua gonna sacrifice a
lamb in the gate of his own city and have a special Passover lamb that we don’t even hear
about at the Last Supper? We hear about bread and
wine, there’s no lamb there because it’s not gonna be
done till the next day. He’s eating Artos, not Azymon. Every single text in the Greek
text says the same thing. And in the Hebrew Matthew it says lehem, it doesn’t say matzah, what do you want, people? Oh, I know, we want the
Last Supper to be Passover because we just love the idea. Yeshua is the Passover lamb,
that is the important thing. (congregation applauding) I’m going to jump ahead in Exodus 34:18, I’ll just read it, you
don’t need to turn there. The feast of unleavened
bread shalt thou keep, seven days you’ll eat unleavened
bread as I command thee, and the time of the month of the aviv for in the month of the
aviv, you came out of Egypt. What is the aviv, it’s
referring to the barley. It is the 10th chapter of Exodus, the hail comes down
and destroys the barley because the barley is aviv. That is what the month of
the aviv is talking about, aviv is an Ancient
Hebrew agricultural term that applies only to barley. And it is when you harvest the barley. You do not harvest ripe barley. You can only harvest ripe
wheat and ripe barley in the age of modern combines. Because if it is completely dried out, you take a sickle to it, you
have shattered the stalk, the head drop off, you’ve already reseeded for the next year. And that is why, even
though a dozen years ago, I disagreed with Nehemia,
right to his face, over and over I said no,
the barley at the new moon has to be ripe, has to be aviv on the side of the Mount of Olives. And he said no it doesn’t,
and I said yes it does. He said no it doesn’t,
and he found aviv barley outside of Jerusalem, and he declared it the month of the aviv, and guess what, two weeks later when it’s time for the bikurim, the barley has every year been aviv on the side of the Mount of Olives. Because we don’t harvest that, and you have to harvest aviv, not completely dried out barley, you harvest aviv, you
parch it at the temple on the Temple Mount, you grind it, you sift it through 13 sieves, and that is what’s
presented the next morning. That when the barley is in a
one day walk from Jerusalem and you can walk a long way, 20 miles is an easy walk in those days. You walk a day’s walk from Jerusalem and find aviv barley
on the Mount of Olives, the barley will be aviv. And every year, you’ve got
Gentiles going over there who read the English version of the bible and you know, these
are the people that the Rabbinic court, they don’t even listen to. Unless you are speaking
and are fluent in Hebrew, they don’t even listen to these, you know, Johnny-come-lately who say they can’t find aviv. Well they wouldn’t know aviv barley if it bit them in the rear. You know, when you walk
through a barley field, it literally, when the heads break off, it literally crawls up your pants and bites you in the rear. (congregation laughing) It does, it’s happened
to me so many times. (congregation laughs) Okay, now we’re gonna go back to Exodus chapter 12, verse three. And it’s back to the instruction
for the first Passover. Speak unto to congregation of Israel, saying in the 10th day of the month, they shall take unto them every man a lamb according to the house of their fathers. A lamb for a house. It goes on to say that this
is a lamb, in verse five, without blemish, a male
lamb of the first year. Take it out from the
sheep or the goats, okay? A lamb from the sheep or the goats. You shall keep it until the
14th day of the same month, the whole assembly of the
congregation shall kill it in the even, in the evening, or as it said in the
Hebrew, between the evens. So there’s a question about,
at that time, when was it done? Was it done before the sun set, or was it done between when the sun set and complete darkness? There is legitimate argument about that. But there is no argument of
how the rehearsal was done in the temple. You could, every household
is sacrificing the lamb at the same time at their own doorstep. In the temple, you have
a quarter million lambs. It takes a good portion of
the afternoon to do this. And we have the documentation
from the Second Temple period of when they put the loaves
up and when they took one down and when they took the
other one down on the 14th. There is still leaven in the land because right before the sun sets, you get rid of the leaven, you get the lambs are sacrificed, you put them in the oven,
and then when the sun sets, it’s now the 15th. And now you eat the lamb with what? Unleavened bread. When does the feast of unleavened
bread start, on the 15th. How many days is it, seven. It goes from the 15th to
the evening of the 21st. There’s no other way to count it, Yeshua was not doing some
kinda weird Passover, it was the last supper. After the supper, he tells his disciples, you got an extra coat, go out, sell it down at Aaron’s Park and
Pawn, and buy a sword. Now, could he have done this
if this were the Passover meal and eating it with unleavened bread and it’s a high Sabbath? It would’ve been ludicrous
to even suggest it. When he sent Judah south, the rest of his disciples thought that because he had the bag, the money, that he sent him out to buy something they need for the feast. Well if they just got
through eating the Passover, would they have thought
that he sent him out to buy something for the meal they just got through eating? No, the gospel of John says
that after the Last Supper, that it was before the feast of Passover and Yeshua washed his disciples’ feet. Before the feast of Passover. You know what the word
before means in Greek? Same thing it means in Hebrew
and English, it means before. It means here’s this, and
it’s before then, okay? Before the feast of Passover, okay? It’s only by ignoring the scriptures that you can come up with stuff like that. And I’ve found out that I’ve
got a book in my bookstore that I had to take off the shelves because it was corrupt, it was, it was, missing the point. (congregation laughing) Okay, now. You shall keep it on the 14th, killed between the
evenings and, verse seven, they shall take the blood, strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door portion of the house wherein they shall eat it. They shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread, and with bitter herbs shall they eat it. In verse 11 it says you shall
eat it with your loins girded, the shoes on your feet,
your staff in your hand, you’re gonna eat it in haste. It also says, in verse nine, you’re not gonna eat it
raw, thank you very much for that culinary tip. Nor sodden at all or boiled
in water, but roast with fire, with its head, its legs, and, with the pertinence thereof, its guts. This was not a pleasant meal. They ate it in haste, and
it says when they came out of Egypt, there was not
a feeble knee among them. And now, it says in verse 12, it tells us it is Yehovah’s Passover and I will pass through the
land of Egypt this night. I will smite all the firstborn
in the land of Egypt, both man and beast, and
against all the Gods of Egypt I will execute judgment, I am Yehovah. And the blood shall be
for a token on the houses and when I see the blood
I will pass over you. And I will not come
upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt. Now, verse 14, here are again instructions for the future memorial. Interwoven in this. They’re giving Moses and Aaron, the Almighty is giving them revelation about what to do right then, but now he says and this day shall be unto you for a memorial. You shall keep it a feast to Yehovah throughout your generations, you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance until Christians get rid of it. (people laughing) Until Constantine comes along and calls you a Judaizer if you do it. Wait, no, that’s not what it says. It says forever! How long is forever? – [Congregation] Forever. – It’s a long, long time and I don’t think we’d
be at the end of it yet. Seven days it goes on, you
shall eat unleavened bread. The first day, you shall
put away the leaven out of your houses, whosoever eats leaven from the first day to the
seventh day shall be cut off, that soul will be cut off from Israel. Now, there is again much discussion and debate among the rabbis of
what these Hebrew words mean because modern Hebrew and Ancient Hebrew are almost two different languages. And when it says that they’ll be cut off, they know it doesn’t
mean an execution sense. It’s more that you don’t
obey the word of the creator, you will be ever learning and never able to come to
a knowledge of the truth. You will by your actions, you will separate yourself
from the household. You will be cut off as Yeshua said that there’s gonna be a vine dresser. If there’s no sap flowing through you, you’re gonna be cut
off and you’re gonna be gathered into heaps and burned. This is what he’s talking about. You either follow the one true God or you’re gonna find yourself cut off. If you abide in me and I in you, the same bringeth forth much fruit. For without me, you can do nothing, what is Yeshua talking
about, abiding in him? And he in us, you know, he is the vine, we are the branches, the sap has to flow through us. And if his life is not in
us, we will wither and die. And I know a lot of
people, they play religion, they will go Catholic to Baptist to Methodist to Messianic,
to Rabbinic, to Karaite, to Baha’i, to Muslim. They’re just changing religions. You know, when you hear people, oh, they got into the Torah
and they denied Yeshua. Well, they never knew
him, they never knew him. You know, they’re just playing religion. And if you don’t obey the commandments, then you know, as John said,
the truth is not in you. He that says he loves me but doesn’t keep my commandment is a liar. You know, by their fruit you know them. You don’t have to judge
them, they judge themselves. This is what it’s talking
about, being cut off. It’s not an execution, like you don’t take them
out and stone them, no. They will cut themselves off. And where are we, right here, they will be cut off, what verse are we? Somebody help me. – [Audience Member] 16. – 16, okay, here we go. And the first day, you shall
have a holy convocation, the seventh day a holy convocation. No manner of work shall be done in them except that what every man must eat. So it’s not like Yom Kippur, but you know, you can cook, you can take care of those kinda things. And you shall observe the
feast of unleavened bread for in the selfsame day, I
brought the armies of Israel out of the land of Egypt. And so again, here it says in verse 18, the 14th day of the month, you
should eat unleavened bread, until the one and 20th day of the month and the evening. So once the sun sets,
it is now the 22nd day and that is no longer the
feast of unleavened bread. So now we have the equation, here it is. Seven days, the 14th is the Passover which is a sacrifice,
technically it’s a sacrifice. Even though we use the term
as Passover for a whole week and nothing wrong with that,
but we still have to remember that the Almighty clearly
defines his terms, and when we start using terms different from how he uses them, we can easily get in
trouble and get confused. So the 14th, we’re still
eating leavened bread. We sacrifice the lamb, all
the leaven has gotta be out of the land. The sun sets, we will now eat
the lamb with unleavened bread on the 15th, through the 21st, and in the evening it is seven days, and that is the only way
you can count to seven. See, I know this is difficult. It took me years to teach people how to count to three.
(people laugh) Now it’s gonna take the rest of my life to teach Messianics how to count to seven. Because everybody wants to
come up with a new calendar every year instead of the restoration of the creator’s calendar which allowed us to put together
the chronological gospels. We are, at this point,
going to take a break for our audience out there, for as we are broadcasting
around the world, we are freely giving at great
expense to our ministry, we’re putting so much to get the gospel of the kingdom out to you, and if you appreciate this,
then this is your opportunity to stand with us, and
for you to freely give as it says in the scripture. Freely you have received,
now you can freely give. Because if you don’t freely give, and as we’ve had to do in
the past go off the air, then you will then be relegated
to whatever’s left out there and you may not be happy
when it’s all over. So this is your opportunity, so thank you for standing with us, thank you for being a
partner with this ministry, this is your opportunity now to give. The 14th through the 20th
verse of chapter 12 of Exodus, these are the instructions
for the future memorial. And now, in verse 21, we begin with the instructions for Passover
for that particular event. Then Moshe called for
the elders of Israel, said unto them draw out
and take you out a lamb according to your families,
and kill the Passover. You shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin and strike the lintel
and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin. None of you shall go out of the door of this house until the morning, for Yehovah will pass through
to smite the Egyptians and when he sees the blood upon the lintel and the two side posts, Yehovah will pass over that door and will not allow this destroyer to come into your houses to smite you. And then in verse 24, it goes
back into the instructions for future memorial. And you shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee
and thy sons forever. And it shall come to pass
when you become to the land, now this is what really got Noah Webster the inaccurate usage of the verb to be in the King James, and
that’s why he came up with the Webster’s version
of the holy scriptures. And this was done at a
time when there’s a ban, because the Cambridge and Oxford were the only two universities that had the authority from the king to publish the King James version. And the United States had a ban upon any goods imported from England, and so they had to do something about it. So Noah Webster thought, well, this is an excellent time
to correct all this stuff, and his version never really caught on. But he still said it
was the most important thing that he accomplished in his life, it was not the dictionary, it was not the standardization of the spelling of the English language, it was translating the bible from the original Hebrew
and Greek into English, he said that was the most important thing that he accomplished in his lifetime and so that’s why I like
to access the Webster’s every once in a while to see how old Noah handled things here. And so it is now that, it shall come to pass that
when you are come into the land which Yehovah gives you
according as he has promised, then you shall keep this service, and it’ll come to pass when your children shall say unto you, what
does this service mean? Then you’re going to tell them. And that’s why we do Passover every year to instruct the next generation. Not only for us, but an object lesson for our children and our grandchildren. That’s why every Passover I do, it’s different, I never
do it the same way twice. Because there’s so many
ways to tell the story. Because every one of them is reality. And he says that you shall say it is a sacrifice of Yehovah’s Passover who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when he smote the Egyptians
and delivered our houses. And then it says, and the people, when they heard the
instructions from Moses, they bowed the head and worshiped. And so now they’ve prepared
the Passover on the 14th. In verse 28, so the
children of Israel went away and did as Yehovah commanded
Moshe and Aaron, so they did, it came to pass that at midnight, Yehovah smote all the
firstborn in the land of Egypt. From the firstborn of Pharaoh
that sat on the throne, unto the firstborn of the
captive that was in the dungeon. All of the firstborn of the cattle, it says in King James, which means flocks. It doesn’t mean bovine, it means flocks. Pharaoh rose up the night, he and all his servants,
all the Egyptians, there was such a great cry in Egypt. There was not a house where
there was not at least one dead. Because remember, you have
generations living in a house. You’ve got the great grandfather, who may have been the oldest
in his family, he’s dead. His oldest son is dead,
who’s living in the house. And his oldest son is married
to the daughter of the oldest in her family, and she’s dead, and their oldest kid is dead. Can you imagine in the middle of the night finding all these dead
people in your house? I mean, what a cry of terror. There’s never been anything like it in the history of Egypt,
and never will be again, and this is exactly what he said. And he called, and says
that in Pharaoh, verse 31, call for Moshe and Aaron by night, and said rise up, get out of here. You and the children of
Israel, go and serve Yehovah. Now he’s saying you go serve Yehovah, he’s not afraid to speak his name. As you have said. He first said I do not know
Yehovah, the God of Israel, and I’m not gonna let the people go. Finally he says, Yehovah, okay, he wins, take the people and go. Take your flocks, take your
herds, take everything. And bless me, bless me. And the Egyptians were
urgent upon the people that they may send them out. For they said we be all dead men, we’re all dead if you don’t go. And the people took their
dough before it was leaven, their kneading troughs,
bound them up in clothes upon their shoulders and
the children of Israel did according to Moses and
they asked of the Egyptians their jewelry, their silver,
their gold, their raiment, and Yehovah gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians so that they gave them
such things they required. You notice that such
things as they required, it’s all in italics, not a
single word in the original text, but it’s accurately supplied. And they spoiled the Egyptians,
and the children of Israel journeyed from Ramesses to Succoth. See, Ramesses is in the land of Goshen, Succoth is modern day Sakkara, Sakkara in Egyptian is
tabernacles, or Succoth. This is the grain distribution center that Joseph built during
the seven years of plenty. Now, you can see all about this and you can not only read,
you can see about this, in the 4 1/2 hour video that I did which is the Sinai Connection:
Israel’s Ancient Title Deed. I take you to Sakkara, or Succoth. Now, remember, why would
it be called Succoth? Well, when you go down there,
you see that the opening, there is a walled city,
and there is an opening just large enough for a man to go through. And over to the left
hand side as you walk in, all these cubicles are along the way where people would come
in and change their money, get their bags for their grain, and keep on going out until you get out to the grain elevators. Now, the grain elevators
are over 100 feet down, 100 feet long, 50 feet wide, that’s what’s down in the ground. But they’re all filled in
because these elevators went how many stories up? We have no idea how tall they were. But for seven years, they
took one fifth of the produce in the land of Egypt and
Pharaoh bought it all under Joseph’s direction. Nobody lifted a finger
in all the land of Egypt and Pharaoh bought it all. And so during the seven years of famine, people came in from other countries and they camped on the
plain outside of Sakkara, and you stand there and look out there, and it’s a vast plain, a flat plain, where they would’ve
pitched their desert tents or sukkahs, Succoth, and
then after getting the grain, they were then exited out of the land. They were not allowed to
stay in the land of Egypt as we read in the Book of Genesis. So this was the city of tents. This is exactly, when I was in the United States Marine
Corps at Camp Lejeune, we were at Camp Geiger,
on all of the buildings it was TC and then the number. TC stood for Tent City, why? It was once all tents there. It was all sukkahs. That’s all that was there. We had Quonset huts, and then it developed to where we finally, I ended
up living in a brick squad bay with a hundred guys, I
mean that was real luxury. (people laugh)
Compared to a tent. And so that was called Tent City, and that’s exactly what
Sakkara means, Tent City. Because of all the desert tents there. So it says we journeyed
from Ramesses to Succoth, why did we go from the land of Goshen, down to Sakkara, which is
down in the Giza Plateau in the south, why did we go there? Well, it’s gonna tell us. It says about 600,000
on foot that were men besides children, and a mixed multitude went up with them also. The flocks, the herds, very much cattle, and they baked unleavened
cakes of the dough when we got there, we stopped
and baked unleavened cakes of the dough that we brought out of Egypt for it was not leavened because
we were thrust out of Egypt and could not tarry, neither
had we prepared any victuals which was translated into English as vittles. (congregation laughing) Yes, that is what Irene Ryan fed Max Baer faster than Donna Douglas could take a dip in the cement pond under the careful
supervision of Buddt Ebsen. (people laugh) Some of you are just way too young. (people laughing loudly) Okay. An arcane reference to
the Beverly Hillbillies, victuals, vittles, okay. Now. Where should we go, where should we go. Because, I’ve gotta tie
some things together here very quickly, very quickly here, and… Okay, we’re gonna go all the way to verse 19. Okay, of the next chapter,
this is chapter 13. And Moses took the bones
of Joseph with him, for he’d straitly sworn
the children of Israel, saying God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my
bones away hence with you. And so they took their
journey from Succoth and encamped in Etham in the
far edge of the wilderness, why did we go from the
land of Goshen to Succoth? Because that’s where Yoseph’s bones were in the step pyramid of Egypt. He was Imhotep to the Egyptians, and this is where his bones were, that’s why when the great robbers came there was nothing that
was ever that they found, Egyptologists found in the
step pyramid in Succoth. Why, because this man who was number two in
Egypt was buried there. We gathered together his
bones, and we left Egypt. Now it says, how many were
on foot, 600,000 on foot that were men besides children
and a mixed multitude. Now remember, we came up out of Egypt in the fourth generation. It tells us that Levi had a daughter, and her name was Yochebed. He also had a son named Kohath. Kohath and Yochebed
were brother and sister, they were one of the sons
and the daughter of Levi. Then Kohath had a son,
and his name was Amram. Amram married his aunt Yochebed, and they had a son, two
sons, Aaron and Moses. And then, when they came out of Egypt, Moses had two sons by that
time, and what were their names? Eleizer, and Gershom. So just as Abraham was said, your offspring will go down into Egypt and will come out in
the fourth generation. Now, here’s where it gets tricky, because how do you get 600,000
with just four generations? It’s because it was a mixed multitude also that was with them. It wasn’t just the sons of Israel, it’s all those who joined
themselves to Israel. It was a mixed multitude that came out, up to 2 1/2 million strong,
they came out of Egypt the night that the Passover transpired. Now, verse 40, now the sojourning
of the children of Israel who dwelled in Egypt, was 430 years. Now, when you read this,
most people want to forget what it actually says. Now the sojourning of the children of Israel is
a prepositional phrase, right? So the sojourning of
the children of Israel who dwelled in Egypt was 430 years. When you look at all the details from when Abraham was told
to come out of Babylon it was 430 years to the day
that we walked out of Egypt. When the covenant was made with Abraham, in which the animals were cut in half and the Almighty put Abraham to sleep and told him that all the land from the Euphrates to the Nile belongs to his offspring, but not yet? It was 400 years from then
until we walked out of Egypt. The sojourning, see,
Abraham began his sojourn. But that’s when the sojourning began, it’s speaking of the children of Israel which were in Egypt,
but we were only there, according to Bullinger
and according to Ginsburg, the rabbi who worked with
him, about 215 years. That makes sense, four generations. You can calculate 215
years, you don’t get 430, it’s absolutely impossible to do that. And so it came to pass at the
end of 430 years, verse four, even the selfsame day
all the hosts of Yehovah went out from the land of Egypt. And then in verse 43, again, instructions for the future memorial, it says that no stranger
is to eat of the Passover. This is what it tells us in verse 43. In verse 48 it says and when
a stranger sojourns with you, and will keep the Passover, wait, I thought no stranger could. Well, that’s true unless
this stranger joins themself to Israel and then is circumcised. And as we have about 500 people that came for Passover celebration, we did check at the door. (congregation laughing) No, nobody is keeping Passover now. We’re celebrating Passover. Circumcision is a sign of the covenant that all the land from
the Euphrates to the Nile belongs to the sons of Israel. Are the Gentiles part of that covenant? Not necessarily, can they be, yes. But you don’t have to
be part of that covenant to be part of the renewed covenant. Okay, and then it tells us one law shall be to him that is home born and one same law to the strangers
of the sojourns among you. So it doesn’t matter if you
are the lineage of King David, or from the Pygmy
headhunter tribe in Africa, in Messiah you are one. There’s no difference. There’s no no room for Jewish pride, okay? Because a Pygmy headhunter
from the Zulu tribe who comes to the Messiah
and keeps his commandments, he shall be great, as Isaiah says. Shall great and he will be multiplied. And now we go to chapter 13, instructions concerning the
firstborn and the Passover. And this is very, very interesting. It talks about again in
the month of the aviv that this is when you are going to keep the feast of unleavened bread, when you come into, verse four,
the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites,
the Hivites and the Jebucites. The land flowing with milk and honey, that is when you will keep
it in the month of the aviv. Not in the month of the aviv
when it’s aviv in Egypt, that is irrelevant, it’s now
the land of milk and honey. And you sacrifice the Passover
where he puts his name, for 400 years it’s in Shiloh, and then after David moved
the Ark of the Covenant and then it was in Jerusalem. That’s where he put his name, by Revelation David was a prophet who saw before him the
coming of the Messiah. David was the one who
wrote the temple liturgies with Asaph the seer,
and Nathan the prophet. They were the ones that
not just did the songs but what do you do while
the songs are being sung. David was the one that said that all the temple Passover lands are to be bred and raised and groomed by priests in Bethlehem in his hometown. And then on the 10th day, the
priests go out to Bethlehem and select the most perfect lamb, bring it back to the gates of Jerusalem, and then make the triumphal entry up onto the Temple Mount where it is staked and inspected for four days, where do you see that in Egypt? Where do you see that detail
in the Torah or the prophets? You don’t, it’s because the living oracles were committed to the Jews,
Israel was dispersed because of their Pagan sun-god worship, they got thrown out of the land, all that’s left are Judeans, and when we had our hiney
paddled for 70 years in Babylon we got sent back and we
started getting it right. We took a stand when the Greeks came in to put a statue in the
temple on Zeus’s birthday, December 25th, and said
we have to worship him, the priests got together and
said we’re not gonna do it. They took the sword out of the hilt of one of the emissaries of Antiochus, cut his head off, and
then his family, his sons, said we’re going to war against the Grecian Empire,
they just took out a million man Persian army of immortals. And this handful of priests from Modin are going to take on the Greeks? 300 of them stood off a million man army. For nearly a week in Thermopolis, and this handful of Greeks
are gonna do something and they did, and that’s
why Yeshua could walk into the temple and cleanse it, because there was still a temple. I’ll tell you. (congregation applauding) Now. One last thing we have to cover, and that’s redemption of the firstborn. That is part of the feast
of unleavened bread. In verse 11, it shall be when Yehovah brings you into the land of the Canaanites that you shall set apart unto Yehovah all that opens the matrix, the firstborn. The firstlings that come
of beast which you have, the male shall be Yehovah’s. He says, and this is King James version, every firstling of an ass,
thou shalt redeem with a lamb. If you’ll not redeem it,
then you break its neck. Literally take an ax and break its neck. And all the firstborn of
man among the children shalt thou redeem. Now, why did the Almighty
state it this way? He said specifically an ass, and if you don’t redeem
it then you’re to kill it. And the firstborn of a
man, basically he’s saying, your ass belongs to me. (congregation laughing) In King James English. The firstborn male, you belong to me. And it still goes true today. And so in verse 14 we go
back into the instructions for the future memorial, and then it tells us in
17, now it is the exodus. When Pharaoh let the people go, he led them not through the way
the land of the Philistines, because they knew they would be attacked and they would falter. And so he sent them down, he says the children of
Israel went harnessed out of the land of Egypt, the word harnessed is
in a column of fives, that’s what it is in Hebrew, it was a military platoon formation with a reinforced rifle squad. And that’s when Moses
took the bones of Joseph and the took their journey from Succoth, and went to Etham on the
far edge of the wilderness, and that’s when he said turn to the south, and camp by the sea, for Pharaoh will say you’re entangled in the
land, and now we are gonna find ourselves with our
backs against the sea with no place to go, and
Yul Brynner on his way with the entire Egyptian cavalry. And we’re gonna pick it up
at our Passover event here, for those who are here, and then lessons on the way to Mount Sinai for the next seven weeks as we count down the seven sevens to bring us to Shavuot. And we will be live to
the world for Shavuot with Messianic.tv for the first time, the only Messianic high
definition television network on the planet at that time. (people applauding) And so now, I would like to
leave you with this blessing. (speaking foreign language) Yehovah bless you and keep you, Yehovah make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. Yehovah lift up his countenance upon you and give you his peace in the
name of the Prince of Peace, Yeshua, our Messiah, our
savior and king, amen. Shabbat shalom, shavua tov. (upbeat music) – [Announcer] In the
story of Jacob and Esau, Jacob is holding his brother’s
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message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites, bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
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International today. – When did the Hebrew language originate? Well who cares, you might say. Well, anyone who believes
the bible to be true needs to know the answer, why? Because scholars around
the world are telling you that there is no way that Moses wrote the first five books of the bible. And if that’s the case,
everything else in your bible is nothing more than a story. If that offends you,
good, that means you’re in the right place at the right time tonight because the man who dispelled that myth with a brand new documentary
is with us tonight. Tim Mahoney joins us next, because it’s the end of the
sixth day, the sun has set, and this is Shabbat Night Live. (siren wails) (frenetic music) (upbeat music) – As they take this
message out into the world. (neon buzzing) – Shabbat shalom, Torah fans, welcome to Shabbat Night
Live with Michael Rood. We are now just two weeks
away from Passover 2019 and if you want to join us for that, yes, you still can,
you can join us online. Details about that are
at PassoverCharlotte.com, we have an amazing informational package from Nehemia Gordon coming
about the connection between the split rock at Rephidim, that’s the rock that Moses
struck and water gushed out, and the pool of Siloam in Jerusalem. Why we are presenting this information is because it’s important for your faith and important for the
future, so you wanna see it, sign up at PassoverCharlotte.com. Now, many say that Passover,
the story is just a myth. If so, our Passover
event is unnecessary then if Moses never really wrote
the five books of the bible. You might say that doesn’t
matter, but you’re wrong. It means everything,
it means that if Moses didn’t write the Torah, your Messiah, Jesus, Yeshua, is a liar. Because he said Moses wrote about me. It’s a controversy for sure, it’s a Moses controversy if you will, and that is the name of a new documentary, The Moses Controversy, and
we have the filmmaker himself with us again this week to
share what it’s all about, please welcome Tim Mahoney. – Good to be here, Scott.
– Welcome. – Thank you. – So, very exciting, we’re
right in the crux of it, this starts next Thursday, March 14th, it’s also coming March 16th and 19th, and this is at what,
several hundred theaters in the country? – Believe it or not,
it’s over 900 theaters, – 900 theaters!
– 925 theaters, so yeah. – Congratulations.
– I think our first film went well and
it’s really opened up to a lot more theaters. – This is, again, it starts next Thursday, so it’s a Thursday, a Saturday, and a following Tuesday as well. – Right, and it’s a Saturday matinee, so it’s gonna be a matinee. – A Saturday matinee,
and so all 900 theaters have agreed to do a matinee, so– – Yes, pretty much so. You can go to the website, actually at our
PatternsOfEvidence.com website, and you can click on a link and also it’s a Fathom Event,
it’s called a Fathom Event, and you can go to their
website, Fathom Events, and look up The Moses
Controversy, Patterns of Evidence, The Moses Controversy, to
learn more about the film. And you can buy tickets. So you put your zip code in, and it tells you the
theaters that are near you. – Oh very good, okay. So now, this is, if
people recognize the name the Patterns of Evidence,
they’re, I’ve heard that before, that’s because there was the Patterns of Evidence, the Exodus, and now this is sort of part two. – Right.
– Now, so I guess the question
is, so what if Moses didn’t write the Torah,
why does this matter? – You know, I’ve actually had people say, well, who cares, what does
it really matter about this. But then you start to realize that almost all the other
scriptures are referencing back to Moses and the Exodus and the things that happened at Mount Sinai. And the covenants that were made. So, and even if you look
at Yeshua references back to Moses, you know, and the apostles, and the apostle Paul. So if this foundation isn’t
here, it’s a house of cards. Because if, and you know
what, what’s really telling is when I talk to let’s
say a mainstream scholar who’s maybe an agnostic, they know that. They know that that’s the case, they know that if this isn’t
real then this isn’t real. – Though that begs the question then, why do they even think this,
what leads them to say, nope, he didn’t write it, I’m sorry. – Well, I think it has to go back to the last 150 years or so, there’s been a lot of
criticism of the bible, it’s called higher criticism. And they’ve criticized, it’s called the documentary hypothesis, and in the future we’re gonna be investigating that hypothesis, it’s a theory and there’s
really no evidence for it, it’s just a theory, but
everyone’s pretty much kind of, if you’re in mainstream scholarship have sort of demanded that
that’s the way they should think and that no one really
believes these things happened. That, coupled with the fact
that they weren’t finding any evidence for the stories of the Exodus at a time period around 1250 BC, that’s the time when the
Ramesses Connection was, the bible says that the
Israelites built the store cities of Ramesses and Pithom. And they knew where they were, they knew where those cities were, and when they looked, they
didn’t see the types of Israelites there nor the
destruction of those cities, or the destruction of,
let’s say like plagues and a fall in the kingdom, it
was a very prosperous time, so there wasn’t any connection, they didn’t see anything
and they didn’t see any connection in the conquest and that’s when the criticism grew even further of the bible. – So this all hinges now on when did Hebrew originate, right? – Yes.
– So, their argument is well, Moses could not
have written the Torah because he wrote in Hebrew
and Hebrew wasn’t there, is that what it is? – Yeah, I think as you watch the film, the Moses Controversy is going to start to basically raise the question, if I realize I was gonna search for the rod of the Exodus and go on and continue to investigate
the stories of the bible, I had to know if the document
was trustworthy, right? And you’ve, Michael’s talked about this, you know, what can we trust
about how was it written, was it translated, and what I was learning was that Hebrew didn’t
start until around 900 BC. Well, the Exodus would’ve
been 400 or 500 years earlier than that, or more. And so as you’re looking at that, ’cause I go with I believe in the 1450 biblical
Exodus date, not the 1250. And so, as we looked at that, they were saying well, Hebrew
wasn’t even in existence. And there’s no connection, so that’s when we start to uncover the beginning of a writing system, an alphabetic writing system. And it was discovered
in the Sinai Peninsula and it was discovered in areas of Egypt, but it’s from a much earlier time period. – Huh, interesting. Well, so that’s an aha moment right there, and there’s a lot of aha moments, I’ve had the privilege of
seeing it, seeing the movie, you’ve shown it to us
here at Shabbat Night Live so we can get a sense of it. Was there a defining moment for you, real quickly we just
have like a minute left, was there a defining moment
while you were filming this– – Yeah, so–
– That this, the aha moment for you.
– So here’s what happened. The aha moment for me was this, is when you start to realize that was not just that there was
a writing system available but that it was so simple, that an alphabetic system was so simple, that it could be passed
onto your children, and that’s exactly what Moses commanded. He said write these
commands on your doorposts. – Yeah, right!
– And teach them to your children, so the key here is that this alphabet, which
became a universal tool of communicating through,
you know, around the world, starts at this time,
and I believe that it’s, I do believe that it’s
a connection to Hebrew and it begins right at the time when the Israelites are in Egypt. – And it has to be enough
so that the common man can write it on his doorposts. – And his children can read it. – Oh wow, okay, exciting stuff. Coming up, the final
episode of Michael Rood’s conversation with Nehemia Gordon about one of the most
important mistranslations of the bible, something that skews our entire understanding about Yeshua’s ministry, by the way, but first, mark your calendar
with the movie night, next Thursday, March 14, to
watch The Moses Controversy. You can also watch it
on the 16th or the 19th, whenever you have time available. It’s by Tim Mahoney, it’s coming to theaters
across the country, here’s a sneak peek, take a look. – [Narrator] Moses had written down all the instructions from God as well as the history of his people, beginning with the creation of the world. – Did Moses write the Torah? Frankly, I don’t think so. – I don’t think any mainstream scholars would any longer hold that view. – If you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words? So there it looks like you
have a definitive statement from Jesus that Moses produced the Torah and he’s staking an awful
lot on that reality. – He would’ve written
in Egyptian, probably, if he had written, not Hebrew. – Hebrew is a kind of
dialect developed much later. – Though writing was possible,
most people were illiterate. And so who would’ve
written it, and for whom? There is no reading public. – [Narrator] The question
of Moses’s ability to write the first books of the bible led me to the ancient
lands of the Middle East, searching for patterns of evidence that match the biblical events. – The lord said to Moses,
write this in a book. – This is the very writing script that’s the basis of the
world’s oldest alphabet. – [Man] But when you read it, it doesn’t actually become Egyptian, it’s something quite different. – We believe there are
thousands of more documents that possibly could be found. – So that connects these
two inscriptions in time. – To the time of Joseph.
– Yes. – I wish that it were true. – It’s not science. – Whether it is or not
is a question of belief. (dramatic music) – So the question is, is
the bible a literal story of God acting in history. (neon buzzing) – The last night that Yeshua
was with his disciples, the last supper before the
Passover was sacrificed, he took bread and he took wine. He said before that Abraham
saw his day and rejoiced, but what does that mean, he
saw his day and rejoiced? Well, it was Melech Tzedek,
the king of righteousness, that brought forth bread
and wine to Abraham. He blessed the most high with a blessing that Abraham taught Yitzhak,
Yitzhak taught Yaakov, and is still spoken today
whenever bread and wine is served at a Jewish table,
whenever it is Sabbath, especially around the world, the bread and the wine are
brought forth with this blessing. (speaking foreign language) Blessed are you, Yehovah our
Elohim, king of the universe, the creator of the fruit of the vine. And Yeshua then said, blessed are you, Yehovah our Elohim, king of the universe who brings forth bread from the earth. He said this represents my body which will be broken for you. This represents my shed blood
that pays the sin penalty because of the broken covenant. As often as we do this,
as often as we do this, we do this in remembrance of him. So break the bread, share the wine, and we do this in remembrance
of him until he comes. (flames crackling) After a year of traveling
abroad and lecturing, Nehemia Gordon came to
Charlotte to spend some time and the very first evening, we
got into a topic that I said I really need you to dig
into the Book of Acts with me because there’s something
that needs to be explained as only a former Pharisee
could even understand these particular things. And so I invited Nehemia Gordon back and we’re finally getting around to the first half hour discussion that we had on that five hour night. And it’s concerning the Book of Acts. – Yeah.
– And so, I’ll lay out the foundation here. It is, the believers are in Antioch, Paul and Barnabas are there, they’re just returning from
Lystra, where Paul was stoned. Luke is up there, he’s been a
part of the synagogue up there and these believers are, you know, they speak, and Aramaic is the
language spoken in that area, and so we have a number of believers that came from Judea and
they are all up there because of the number of
Gentiles who are coming to faith, and they started in the synagogue,
in the Jewish synagogue, and so these Gentiles, these
Greeks are coming to faith. But now we have, and
I’ll read this out of the Chronological Gospels,
this is the Book of Acts, chapter 15, verse one. Certain men came down from Judea and taught the brother, saying,
unless you’re circumcised after the manner of Moses,
you cannot be saved. And so after Paul and Barnabas
had a great dissension, there’s a big argument with them, then they decide that certain of them would go down to Jerusalem,
to the apostles and elders, and ask them this question. And it says then certain spokesmen of the sect of the
Pharisees, which believed, these are believers who
were raised as Pharisees and they’re now believers, and they stood up and
said that it was necessary to circumcise the
Gentiles and command them to keep the law of Moses. And so, Nehemia, this is
going to take us all the way through into 15, and other parts, but from your perspective
as a former Pharisee, you were raised as a Pharisee,
your father’s a rabbi, going back generations of Pharisee rabbis. And so what is this saying to you, these believers who are Pharisees then making these assertions
to the believers up in Antioch? – Well, so Michael, when I first read this years and years and years ago, it was obvious what they were saying, that if you wanna be a
part of God’s covenant. In other words, if you wanna
be part of the covenant, first you have to be Jewish, you have to convert to
Judaism in a formal way. You know, the way that rabbinical Judaism and honestly even Karaite Jews generally will teach the same thing, even though it’s not
biblical and this is where I part ways from any Karaites. What they’ll teach is that to be a Jew, you have to formally be accepted, you have to appear before
a council of rabbis, for a Beit Din, and you have
to get their stamp of approval to be part of the people of Israel. And you can say you’re an Israelite, you could accept the God of Israel and the people of Israel
and be circumcised until you’re blue in the face, but unless you get that stamp of approval from this official body of rabbis, you will not be accepted
in their mind as a Jew. And it’s interesting, just thinking as I’m talking about this that if I’m not mistaken,
correct me if I’m wrong, that there are some
Christian denominations where you could go to a body of water and accept Jesus and be baptized, but they won’t consider
you a true Christian unless they baptize you. – That’s absolutely right, you
have to be re-baptized again into their denomination. – Wow, okay. So even if you were baptized
by another denomination you have to be baptized into their denomination, you’re saying. – That’s right.
– Okay. I was talking about if you
baptize yourself, so to speak. And you’re saying something
even more than what I realized, wow, so the point is that these Pharisees had a very similar concept. It doesn’t matter what
you do, what you believe, the only thing that matters
is number one, your lineage, if you were born a Jew to a Jewish family, then you’re Jewish. Or if you weren’t, then you must go through their authority to convert. And the problem that happened in the time of the Roman empire and I remember learning this decades ago at Hebrew University when I did my undergraduate degree in archeology is that you had a large
population in the Roman Empire who were referred to in
Jewish sources are God-fearers God-fearers were people
who wanted to be Jewish but there was something keeping them back from undergoing this formal process. And one of the major things
that would stop any adult male from undergoing the formal process both then and quite frankly
even today in some places, is the act of physical circumcision. You know, Michael, a while
back, a few years back, I was reading this medieval Jewish text and it was the opinion
of this one Jewish author that if you’re a Kohen,
a descendant of Aaron, that you’re not allowed
to be present in the room when an eight day old
boy is being circumcised. And you might ask, well why, why would a Kohen not be
allowed to be in the room? And the answer was
obvious in these sources, according to the Torah, Kohen
becomes ritually unclean if he’s in the same room as a dead body. And circumcision was so dangerous that even an eight year old, excuse me, eight day old boy could die, it didn’t happen all the
time, but it did happen, especially back then when infant mortality was very very high, and then I mean 200 years
ago in the western world and still today in some
parts of the world. I mean, go to Haiti and
their infant mortality is, we should be ashamed in the western world of what, you know, babies die all the time just because they’re young and weak. And so the point was if a baby would die from being circumcised on the eighth day, then boy is that dangerous for an adult. And I had a friend in
Israel who wasn’t Jewish but believed and Yeshua
and wanted to keep Torah, and he wanted to be circumcised. He just felt in his heart that
he wanted to be circumcised and many American men
are already circumcised, he wasn’t American, he
was from South Africa. And so he asked me, will you inquire where
I can get circumcised, and I went and I asked
around and I found out, and I even contacted the mohel, the circumciser that my sisters use. My sisters between them have, I’ve lost count how many nephews. A whole bunch of nephews, and all of them use the same
man to circumcise their sons ’cause he’s the guy in
Jerusalem, the go to guy. He’s just the expert, the guy does three or
four circumcisions a day. He has a perfect record,
he’s considered one of the most skilled people in Israel, so I went and I asked this guy, he said nobody does circumcision in Israel for an adult outside of a hospital. I said, why a hospital? He said, it’s dangerous for an adult in a way it’s much more
dangerous for an adult than for a eight day old baby, and there could be complications, and if there’s hemorrhaging, guys I hate to be graphic about this, but this is the reality of
what we’re talking about, that there’s actual physical dangers to being circumcised as an adult. Now, go back in time 2,000
years to the Roman Empire where we’re dealing with rusty knives, and you have probably over a million, possibly two or three million
people in the Roman Empire who are a minority, but
they’re a large enough minority to where they’re noticed in Jewish sources and they’re clearly a
contingent in the synagogues where they’re known as the God-fearers and they wanna be part of Israel. But the main barrier keeping them back is this physical circumcision. You know, you had some man who said, well, I’m 45 years old, this’ll kill me, right? So I can’t be part of Israel, I can’t be part of God’s covenant? This is what they were
being told by the rabbis, and quite frankly what they would be told today by the rabbis. This is not some obscure doctrine, right, this is just fact in the Jewish world, and in some ways it’s a great
analogy or a great parallel to what you described as someone who’s baptized in one denomination has to be re-baptized in another ’cause guess what, Michael,
and this is obvious to anybody in the Jewish world, but let’s say in America,
you have most men who are actually circumcised by
doctors in the hospitals, or at least in earlier generations were. If one of those people goes
to a rabbi, one of those men, and says I wanna convert to Judaism, but I’m already circumcised, the rabbi’s gonna require him
to undergo a re-circumcision. And that will, I mean, I
don’t wanna get graphic here but there’s blood involved. And the question is why, the
person’s already circumcised. Yeah, but not under the
authority of the rabbis. – [Michael] Right. – So I think that’s a lot of
what they’re talking about, that’s my take when I read
this years ago in Acts, my understanding was oh, okay, you have a bunch of God-fearers in the synagogues who
are hearing Paul preach and they’re like oh, okay, we actually believe in the
Messiah that you’re talking about and we’ve been kept at the door, we’re in the back of the synagogue being treated as second class citizens ’cause we’re not Jewish,
and we have this barrier to us becoming Jewish, and we can’t be accepted by other Jews until we’re circumcised. And Paul is saying, you know what, you don’t have to be circumcised
to come into God’s covenant and I think that’s the key
passage here in Acts 15, it appears in three
places, Acts 15, 20, 29, and then in Acts 21 that
we’ll get to hopefully. And the point there is
that you have these people who there’s, and this is, look, this is my take on it, okay? And this is after encountering many people who had, they’d come to
Israel and a lot of them are, it’s interesting ’cause they’re coming from a New Testament perspective and they say Nehemia, I’ve been going to my Messianic congregation for years, and they won’t let me be a
member ’cause I’m not Jewish, and you don’t know how
many times I’ve heard this. – Right, right, yeah.
– Many many times. They’re not officially a member
’cause they’re not Jewish, they’re treated as a second class citizen, and boy, what an amazing parallel to the non-Messianic synagogues
in the first century, or maybe even what’s happening in Acts 15 with the Pharisees who are believers that if they’re not Jewish, they’re not a full fledged
member of that congregation. And they’re somehow considered
different and separate. And they come to me and they say Nehemia, I wanna be circumcised, and I’m like hey, first of
all guys, don’t look at me. I have no skills, I have two left thumbs. (both chuckling) Just walk away. – While you can. – What’s that?
– While you can. – Yeah, while you can, exactly. And I’ve consulted, you know, circumcisers for them, and doctors, and I’m told hey, look, this
can only be done in a hospital and it’s very dangerous, and it has to be done under
proper supervision, right? A baby, you do that, you can do that in someone’s living room, I was circumcised in my
parent’s living room in Chicago in West Rogers Park, and. – We’ve done it in our lobby here. – Oh, okay, that’s–
– Not me. – But to baby’s I’m assuming.
– Right, right, yeah. – But to adults, as a
rule at least in Israel, which is the world’s experts
on circumcision of adults, it’s only done in hospitals
’cause there’s a danger involved and so imagine in the first century where there’s really
no concept of medicine, there’s really no concept of hygiene, and these people are
being told, sorry guys, you can be part of our
congregation for 30 years and now you can even believe in Yeshua but you can’t be part of this body, you’re part of some other, separate body. You’re, you know, and I mean– – Associate members.
– Associate members is actually the term they use in some of these Messianic
synagogues, right? – THat’s right, that’s right. – So they’re being treated
as second class citizens, I think this is what Paul talks about when he refers to the one new man, right? Meaning that there’s this, he’s not saying there’s
no such thing as a Jew and no such thing as a Gentile, but when you’re joining together, I mean, the concept these Pharisees had was that first you become a Jew, and then you can become a Messianic Jew who believes in Yeshua. But first you have to be a Jew, and the way to become a Jew is
to undergo the circumcision, well, so here’s my take on this, Michael. And this will not be popular
in the rabbinical world, it won’t be popular in the Karaite world, but my take on it is, when I look at this, I mean, to me it’s the story of Abraham and the Israelites in the desert. The Israelites wandered in
the desert for 40 years, they’d heard God speak at Mount
Sinai with their own ears, and they’re wandering for
40 years in the desert, and we come to find out
suddenly, in the Book of Joshua, that these guys were all uncircumcised. – [Michael] Right. – 40 years they’re wandering in the desert and they’re not circumcised. And why weren’t they circumcised, ’cause they were traveling
and it was dangerous. They never knew if five minutes from now, or the next morning,
if the cloud would rise and they would have to follow, and all the circumcised
men, or even babies, couldn’t travel. When you’re, I don’t
wanna be graphic here, but when you’re circumcised,
there’s a recovery period, we know that from the
story of Shichem and Dinah and the daughters, you know, Shimon and Levi there in Genesis, but the point is, so for
40 years in the desert, they said okay, we gotta wait until we can come to the promised land
and be in a situation where there’s no traveling involved where there’s time for recovery. And it might only be a few days, but in the desert they never
knew that they had a few days, ’cause at any moment the cloud could rise. So they said we’re gonna wait, then when they entered the land, then it was the right time,
and then they were circumcised. And then we have the story of Abraham, he comes into the land,
he’s called out of Haran, when he’s 75 years old, and he’s not, that’s in Genesis 12, and
it’s not till Genesis 17 when he’s 99 years old, 24 years later, that he’s given the
commandment of circumcision. So for 24 years, Abraham
is walking with God, he’s Avram at the time,
right, he’s not Abraham yet. He’s Avram, he’s walking with God, he’s in fellowship with
God, he’s in covenant. But not the covenant of
circumcision because he’s not ready. ‘Cause God could’ve
said to him at any time, and it’s interesting
what did he say to him, go, you know, (speaking foreign language), go for yourself from
the land of your birth and of your fathers to
where I will show you. So Abraham was like the
Israelites in the desert, he never knew when the next situation was where he would have to get up and go. God knew, God could’ve said hey Abraham, I’ve got this thing for you, circumcision, you’re gonna be here for
three weeks recovering, don’t worry, do what I
say, do the circumcision. But instead God said you know what? My servant Abraham isn’t ripe
for circumcision quite yet. And I still love him, and I’m
still in covenant with him, and I’m still walking with him. And then I put myself, and I’m trying to have some empathy here, Michael. You know, it’s easy for me to say everyone go out there and get circumcised, that’s real easy for me ’cause I did it when I was eight days old, and I’m told by my mother that
I pissed in the mohel’s face, I got him, that’ll teach him. But the point is I didn’t
know what was going on, I was an eight day old baby, and it just happened to
me, and it’s just a fact. But for an adult, even today
it’s not a trivial thing, it’s actually a really big deal, and I think that’s the key
to understanding Acts 15 and especially when you
read what they said there, which I hope we’ll have time to get to, I think the point there was
these Pharisees were saying oh no, those people,
they’re associate members, they can’t be part of our body. They can believe in Yeshua all they want, but they can’t really be part of it till they first pass through
our authority and become Jews, and then they can be
part of this congregation of this group of believing in Yeshua. And even James rejects that, right? I mean, even James–
– Right. – Says no, you know, it’s not just Paul. ‘Cause sometimes people
say oh, that’s Paul, he did away with a lot. James is saying this, so
can we read what James says for the Gentiles? – Yeah, let’s set the context a little bit with Peter back here because this is years after
Peter was sent to Caesarea, the household of Cornelius,
these were God-fearers according to the standard at the time. They’re praying to God three times a day and when Cornelius was told
to send his soldiers down and to find Peter and have him speak, while Peter was just speaking to them it says that they all spoke in tongues just like they had on
the day of Pentecost, so Peter said who was I to withstand God, he would never would’ve
baptized or mitzvahed these Gentiles, you know,
because they hadn’t gone through this process, you know,
of being accepted as Jews. But yet they saw that God had worked in these Gentiles already, and so when you’ve got other
Pharisees who are believers who are saying no,
they’re not really saved, they can’t be saved unless they do that, Okay, now we’re gonna get,
Barnabas and Paul are gonna come down to Jerusalem and
there’s gonna be a cat fight here and James is gonna have
to step in on this. – You know, and I wanna
try as much as I can to stay out of Christian theology, right, ’cause to be saved and
what all that means, I’m Jewish, I gotta stay outta that right? – [Michael] okay. – You know, people can work
that out for themselves in the New Testament, Fear and
Trembling, prayer and study which I believe in general. But I’m just thinking as
you’re describing this, the Pharisees are saying
they can’t be saved, and the meaning of the name Yeshua is Yehovah Yoshiah, Yehovah saves, that’s the meaning of his name, he bears that name, the
name Yehovah Yoshiah, Yehovah is the one who saves. And what the Pharisees are really saying is because these people
are not circumcised, and haven’t gone through the hoops that we’ve set up for
them to jump through, they can’t have any part in
Yeshua in this salvation, in this Yehovah Yoshiah salvation. Because first they need to be Jews and then they can get saved as Jews, so I think that’s really
an interesting image there. And then what we have in Acts 15 in response to that attitude is what’s called the
Jerusalem Council, right, that’s how it’s referred to as today. And there’s a lot of different
views about what that is, do we have time to just
quickly read what they said– – Let’s do it, and then we’re
gonna have to take a break. As a matter of fact, we’re
gonna take a break right now because I don’t wanna interrupt where Nehemia’s going on this, I’ve been waiting three weeks
to be able to get to this for you folks, so stay tuned here, we’ve got a word for you, our sponsors. (spiritual instrumental music) The contention between
the Pharisees who believed and Paul and Barnabas and the believers, the Gentile believers in Antioch, finally resulted in the
cat fight as I call it, other people call it
the Jerusalem Council, but finally when they were
about to come to blows, then James then spoke up. And he quotes the prophet Amos. It says, to this, do the
words of the prophet agree. As it is written, after this I will return and I will build again
the Tabernacle of David which is broken down,
and I will build again the ruins thereof and I will set it up that the residue of men
might seek after the lord, which from Amos is Yehovah,
seek after Yehovah, and all the Gentiles upon
whom my name is called saith Yehovah who does all these things. So obviously from Amos, his
perspective and his prophecies, the Gentiles are going
to be part of this thing, in this very thing of rebuilding
the Tabernacle of David which we find that Jeremiah’s the one who hid the tabernacle of David. – Well, my point last time, Michael, is we were talking about
Abraham who, for 24 years, walked with God without being circumcised. We have the Israelites
for 40 years in the desert who walked with God, even heard
him directly at Mount Sinai, without being circumcised, certainly all the new
generation who was born wasn’t circumcised. And my point there was
that God waited for them until it was the right time for them. And when it was the right time for them, then they were circumcised. And my point here is
as I read this in Amos and as I think they
understood this in Acts 15, I think the point there is that, what they’re saying to the
Pharisees is, you know, you’re imposing this standard upon people which the bible, the Tanakh itself doesn’t impose upon people, and quoting Amos about the Gentiles over whom my name has been called. So if Amos said there’s a
function for those Gentiles within God’s plan, you
know, within God’s plan, how dare you keep them out and say that they have to jump through these hoops to be part of God’s plan. Amos said it, why isn’t
that good enough for you? I think that’s the
response to the Pharisees, and then in Acts 15:19, we
then have the Jerusalem Council issuing this decree, so to speak. It says therefore I have
reached the decision that we should not trouble those Gentiles who are turning to God. – That’s right, King James says turn, but no, it’s who are turning, it’s a process, turning to God. – Yeah. But I think the key for
me here is the trouble. But we should write to them to, and then it’s a list of things and there’s different versions of it, we don’t have time to get into that right. But basically, you know, many
versions read four things to abstain only from
things polluted by idols, from fornication, for whatever has been strangled and from blood. We could have a whole teaching
on what those four things are but basically it’s look guys, if you, and we’ll read verse 21,
okay, let me read that. For in every city for generations past, Moses had had those who proclaim him for he has been read aloud
every Sabbath in the synagogues. So I think, here’s what
they’re telling the people. Look, we’re not gonna trouble you, we’re not gonna keep you out of the door, from entering in and becoming
part of this movement if you believe. We know you’re going to
synagogue every week, you’re gonna hear Moses
proclaimed in the synagogue, and you’ll know what to
do and in the right time where you feel led to do these things based on what you hear
read in the synagogue, you’ll know if you need
to be circumcised or not, if that’s feasible in your time. And until then, look,
here’s four things we gotta, these things can’t wait. We can’t have, and mainly because they– – Now, is he quoting
a standard in a Torah? I mean, he’s not pulling
this out of a hat here. – I mean, we could have a whole discussion about where he gets these,
that’s a whole big teaching. But I think some of these
things are kinda no-brainers. You can’t be eating things
that are sacrificed to idols, this was a big issue at that time. And today people have a
hard time understanding what does that mean,
something polluted by idols, what does that mean? So in the ’80s I was invited
once to this banquet, and it was a vegetarian banquet, so I could eat everything there I thought and I said, you know and it was free food, and I said to this person, why
is there all this free food, what’s going on, I mean these
strangers are inviting me, and they said oh no, no, no, this food has been dedicated to Krishna, and since Krishna can’t eat it, the people who come consume
it on Krishna’s behalf and it’s a ritual of consumption, but the food’s free, I’m like no no no, that’s idolatrous food, you’re
asking me to participate in food sacrifice to an idol and therefore I’m
participating in idolatry, I can’t do that. And so I think that’s the message here, that when I encountered this in the ’80s in the United States it was a rare thing, but this was the standard
thing that would happen, you had all these temples
in the Greek cities, dozens of temples, they
would slaughter the meat, well, the statue of Zeus can’t eat it, so now we sell it on the market for cheap. The statue of Dionysus can’t eat it, we sell it on the market for cheap. And they were flooded with this food that had been sacrificed to idols and they’re saying look,
guys, we know where you live this is a big issue, so we need
you to focus on these things that are immediate issues, you’ll hear the rest in
the synagogue, right, this might be a bit
complicated and nuanced. You know, and things
like, I mean, fornication. And like I said, we could talk about each one of these things in entire study, I think most people
understand that correctly as sexual immorality,
Leviticus 18, Leviticus 20. Whatever has been strangled,
that’s an interesting statement because, I mean, my understanding of that is that the ancient Israelite way
of slaughtering animals, they would cut the throat and
that’s how most people today in many societies still kill animals. But the Greeks were doing something where they were strangling an animal. And so the lifeblood wouldn’t flow out until after it had
congealed and it was dead, that’s the standard explanation of this that I’ve heard at least, and there’s maybe other explanations, it’s fine to discuss those. And so you would be eating an animal that still has blood in its veins, you know, whereas if
you eat a normal animal its throat is cut, you know,
then you’re good, right? But they were strangling
animals in the Greek world so that was a specific
problem to that culture. And from blood, the question
is what does that mean, does that mean murder? Probably not, I don’t think they needed to be told not to murder,
that was pretty obvious. What they needed to be
told was not to eat blood which is actually, that’s in Genesis nine, that’s a covenant to Noah and his descendants not to eat blood. So these are some basic
things to get them started as people who are coming
out of complete Paganism, and then after that go to the synagogue and we have the Torah portion, you’ll hear Moses preached, you’ll hear Moses read in the synagogue, and you’ll know from
Moses what to do, right? And as you’re convicted to do that, in your heart, you’ll do it, right? We don’t need to spoonfeed
you every single one of the 613 Pharisee commandments, you’ll hear the real
commandments from Moses. That’s my take on this, and I
don’t know what your view is. – Well, we’re dealing with Antioch, we’re dealing with the synagogue there that Greeks are going into
the synagogue already. So this is not, this
is no new news to them for them to be able to go
into the synagogue, okay, no idolatry, you know,
no sexual immorality, we don’t wanna have to protect
our wives and daughters from you guys coming in. – Well there’s another aspect to that in that one of the ways you
would worship at the temples going back to the time
of the Torah, right, is you would go to the
temple prostitute, right? So a lot of times in the Tanakh where you see the word prostitute, it’s not a normal word for
prostitute, which is zonah, it’s the word kedeshah. Kedeshah is a temple harlot, and the concept was that
you would go to the temple, you would make an offering
of money to the God, and then you, how do I put
this in kind, in clean words, for a family audience. You would interact with
the temple prostitute and that was seen as a holy union between the God and the Goddess, right? At least that’s what they
told their wives, right. No, but they really believed this, right? They believed this so much that there was this Roman emperor, this Roman emperor who started out actually as a high
priest of the Canaanites, and there was a military coup, his name was Elagabalus,
and he comes to Rome, and as a high priest of the Canaanites, he finds the vestal virgins, and he says oh, I know
what I’m supposed to do. I’m supposed, they’re temple
prostitutes, I get it. And he went into the temple
of the vestal virgins and he did what a Canaanite would do. He entered into the holy union with them, and this was a scandal in Rome that got him assassinated
eventually, right, because they couldn’t understand how somebody would be so you know, blasphemous
from their perspective. The vestal virgins were
supposed to remain virgins, whereas in the Canaanite world, virgin was the state of the Goddess, but you would have relations
with the temple prostitute as this holy act, in their mind. And so you have these people in Antioch who are part of the Canaanite world, Greek but also Canaanite,
they’re like look, guys, I know what you’ve been taught
from the time you’re children that this is a holy act, it ain’t holy. Stay away from this porneia,
from this sexual immorality, you’ll hear more details
about that in the synagogue but this is one of the key issues that we need to get you started on because in your culture
that you’re coming from, even if they’ve maybe been
coming to the synagogue for a while, it might
not have been obvious, so we just gotta lay some ground rules, the rest you’re gonna hear
from Moses in the synagogue. And look, he doesn’t say
don’t murder and don’t steal ’cause those are, everyone
knows not to murder and steal. But they had been trained in their culture that what the Torah considers to be evil is actually righteousness,
and it was those things that I think they’re
pointing to here in Acts 15, this engaging with the temple prostitutes, and eating blood, and participating
in sacrifices to idols, no, no, no, guys, don’t
even touch that stuff. The stuff that you’ve been told that , you know, it’s like Isaiah says, good is evil and evil is good, you’ve been told this evil stuff is good and you need to be, you know. What you know intuitively to be evil, you’ve now been told is good, guys, it actually is
evil, stay away from that. But that’s my take on it, so. And you know, there’s other
ways to interpreting it, there’s entire books that have
been written on this passage so I don’t know that we’re gonna
solve it here is 20 minutes but yeah, but here’s the key part for me that I wanna hear your
view on this, Michael, is verse 21, which is a part about, ’cause I think many Christians say for in every synagogue
for generations past Moses had those who proclaim him for he’s been read aloud every
Sabbath in the synagogues and many Christians read that and I think they hear, oh, yeah, don’t worry about Moses
and anything he says, because there’s people who
read him in the synagogue, you don’t have to worry
about anything he says. But I don’t think that’s
what they meant here in the Jerusalem Council,
what’s your take on it? – The situation is that those
Gentiles are turning to God, okay, they’ve been
living in a Pagan world, they’re turning to God,
they’re hearing Paul, Barnabas, they’re hearing Luke,
they’re hearing Alexander, the son of Simon of Cyrene,
he’s there at that synagogue. And so these people coming
from a Pagan background, from a Greek background, now okay, if they can control themselves, if they really are turning to God, then this is the
baseline, now you come in, and now you’re gonna hear
Moses talk in the synagogue. Yeshua said do not think that I’ve come to destroy the Torah of the prophets, I did not, I came to fulfill. No one jot or one tittle’s gonna pass from the Torah till all is fulfilled, and we know that the
Torah and the prophets, there are a lot of things yet to be fulfilled in scripture. And so, you know, this is
where the foundation is and it’s gonna be, you’re
gonna be learning about this. They’re turning. – Right, so this is basically
kinda the first step, these four basic things to get
you started in the synagogue and then you’ll hear the rest, from the weekly Torah portion essentially, which they heard in the synagogue. What confirms this for me,
that this is the context, or that this is the meaning
of what the Jerusalem Council is saying is when this is repeated, it’s in Acts 15:29, but then
also appears in Acts 21. – Ah, let’s go there.
– Can we go back to 21? – [Michael] Let’s go there,
– Okay. And I’m gonna let you set
the context here of Acts 21, I don’t think we have time
to read the whole thing but maybe we’ll have
to continue next time. Let’s see. But, I wanna get to Acts 21:25, that’s ultimately what
I’m trying to get to. But we have to start off with
Paul arriving in Jerusalem and they’re like, okay, you know, Paul, there’s a lot of people
who are upset with you. Let’s see, where do we find that. They’ve been told about
you, this is verse 21, Acts 21:21, that you teach all the Jews living among the Gentiles
to forsake Moses. And that you tell them not
to circumcise their children to observe the customs. I just wanna, I wanna stop
here for a minute, guys. There are Jews who are
gonna watch this program, Jews who aren’t Messianic,
who aren’t Christians, and they’re gonna hear what I
said in the previous segment about circumcision and
the 24 years of Abraham and the 40 years of the
Israelites in the desert, and they’re gonna say
Nehemia’s teaching Gentiles they don’t need to keep
the Torah of Moses, that’s what they’re gonna hear. – Right, that’s what they’re gonna hear.
– They’re gonna hear that because they’re filtering it
through their own terminology and their own concepts rather than actually listening to what I said, right? – That’s my point of the
Pharisees who become believers, they’re still gonna filter things through their entire culture,
Rabbinic Judaism at the time. – Oh, absolutely. You know, you could have
a conversation today with an Orthodox Jew,
and you talk about Torah, and he’ll say, but the Torah
forbids, and the Torah commands and you say where is that in the Torah. Oh, well it’s not in
the five books of Moses, it’s in the Talmud, or it’s in the (speaking
foreign language). – Or the oral Torah
– It’s in the oral Torah, right, or it’s an injunction established by rabbis, or it’s tradition, and all of that can be collectively referred to
in everyday speech as Torah and Jews often will have a difficult time distinguishing between those. And I’ve had conversations with people where I’m like hey, that’s
actually not written in Leviticus or Numbers or Deuteronomy. The origin of that is a 13th
century tradition of rabbis, not even commanded by the rabbis, but just a tradition that’s taken hold, and the response I get is like, oh, well you’re splitting
hairs, it’s all Torah. Right, it’s all binding upon us, maybe it’s binding in different ways, but we’re all required to
carry these heavy burdens. And you know this is the Pharisee conception
to this day, right, and the average person certainly
doesn’t necessarily know those subtle distinctions, and I guess they’re not that subtle, the difference between something in the Talmud and in the Tanakh
to me is a really big deal. But if somebody heard
that who believed, hey, all of this is Torah,
everything any rabbi ever said, that’s considered Torah, and then you had somebody
come along and say hey, you don’t have to actually do that. I’ll just give you a
really simple example, I know we’re running out of time. But there’s a, it’s
kind of a crazy example. We might have to come back
and continue this next time, can we do that, Michael?
– We can do that. – Okay, ’cause Acts 21 is so important, I wanted to get to verse
25 for the last four weeks and we didn’t get to it, that’s
what I read to start with. But let me just give you
a really simple example. So there is a discussion
in the Jewish world, I’ll give you a really easy example, no one will have a hard time with it. It says in the Torah three times, I talked about this in my book, Hebrew Yeshua versus the Greek Jesus, and we did a video about this, became Raiders of the Lost Book, and it’s still available, guys. – It’s absolutely essential,
that’s foundational to understand the gospel of the kingdom. – I think so, even though I’m
the one who’s presenting it, so I’m biased, but and one of
the things I talk about there is it says three times in the Torah, (speaking foreign language), do not boil a kid in its mother’s milk. Now, if somebody asks me, Nehemia, am I allowed to eat a cheeseburger,
I would say absolutely. As long as the cheese is
biblically permissible and the burger is biblically permissible. There is no prohibition whatsoever to take the cheese, slap it
on the burger and eat it, in fact it’s delicious, I
do it, it’s perfectly fine. If an Orthodox Jew heard me say that he would say oh, Nehemia’s teaching against the law of Moses. – Right.
– Nehemia’s telling people they don’t have to keep the Torah, Nehemia’s telling people they’re allowed to eat unclean food, un-kosher food. What I’m actually saying is hey guys, I read the bible myself, and it doesn’t say what you claim it said. And I wonder if this isn’t
what’s happening with Paul. You have these people who
have these traditions, they have these practices, and those are superimposed on the Torah, some of them actually predate the Torah and boy that’s a controversial
thing to say, but they do. There are things forbidden in the Torah that were the practices
that the Israelites brought from Egypt that Jews were still
doing in the first century, and some of them they still do today. Things that in a sense, not in a sense, they predate the time of Moses and therefore the Torah forbade them and we still do them today and we say: ♪ Tradition, tradition ♪ We say it’s a tradition to do it. Yeah, a tradition the
Torah specifically forbade. So you have these things that, people have a hard time
distinguishing that and Torah and I think that’s why the
people are looking at Paul and saying he’s teaching
against the Torah of Moses. – That’s right. Now, he was a Pharisee,
he was raised at the feet of Gamaliel, flower of his generation, memorized the Torah, and he is, really, if he’s listening to
what Yeshua had to say, Yeshua vehemently and repeatedly deliberately violated
rules and regulations invented by the Pharisees
and just threw them, those rules and
regulations, in their face, and didn’t do it, and that is what, well you so beautifully put it. You know, the washing of the hands, all these things.
– Acts 15, and Mark 7, and guys, go look at it in the Hebrew Yeshua
versus the Greek Jesus. – And so for Paul to
continue on that same thing, so he could be speaking
against the customs but he wouldn’t be speaking against the actual Torah of Moses. But their interpretation.
– Well also, customs is a term that’s ambiguous, ’cause customs could be mincha, which is a manmade tradition, or it could be mishpat
which we usually translate as a judgment, but it’s
a category of commandment that also can be translated as customs. And it’s used in that sense in the Tanakh and so the point is that customs is this ambiguous term
in Greek and Hebrew, well we would know from the context what they’re talking about, and I think this is what they were accusing Paul of violating,
of teaching against. He doesn’t have to, you know, not to circumcise their
children or observe the customs, hey guys, you don’t need to do this. I don’t think that’s what Paul was saying. I don’t think that’s what the
Jerusalem Council was saying, although you know, I
say to the people hey, I’m not a Christian, work
it out for yourselves in fear and trembling
with prayer and study before the creator of the universe, but look at the evidence
and decide for yourself. And if you’ve never heard this
other possible interpretation which I think many people,
I’m not the first one to say this about Acts 15 or Acts 21, many people have said this
who are studying these things and trying to understand the
Hebrew roots of their faith, I think this is a common understanding. But I think a lot of Christians have never heard this perspective. – Yeah, now, you’ve got
something else to bring concerning the Book of Acts, and that’s gonna take
us over into also John, and John chapter five, you’ve gotta come back–
– Okay. – We’ve gotta continue on with this because ladies and gentlemen, there’s great revelation, great
unfolding of the scriptures, as Daniel said, or the angel
Gabriel said to Daniel, knowledge will increase,
men will run to and fro, and as Nehemia has run to and
fro from the land of Israel, and now knowledge is increasing and we see this is just
not on the internet, this is knowledge of God’s word and how it applies for our lives. Join us again next week
for Shabbat Night Live, and we’re gonna take you, join us, you have to be here for Passover, because now we’re gonna be able to expand into the whole thing. Nehemia, would you please close in prayer with the Aaronic blessing? – Yes, Yehovah, thank you so much for giving us your precious Torah, and bringing your name
to the world, Yehovah, thank you so much for this opportunity for people to come and hear
your word read in the synagogues every Shabbat, and now they
can even read it online in this wonderful opportunity
for communication. (speaking foreign language) Amen.
– Amen. Well, Shabbat shalom to
our fans, shavua tov, have a good week. Next week, we’re going
to have Tim Mahoney, Patterns of Evidence, the
man who did the movie, and he’s going to be releasing a new movie come time of Passover,
but then right after that we’re gonna be back with Nehemia Gordon to launch off for the Passover weekend. This is something you don’t want to miss. We’ll see you then. (gentle instrumental music) (film reel whirring) (dramatic music) – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites, bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
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at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. (dramatic music) – Yeshua prophesied that there would be just one sign of his authenticity. One sign from heaven
that he was the prophet of whom Moses prophesied,
the true Messiah. That one sign is the sign
of the prophet Jonah. Yeshua said just as Jonah was
three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so he would be three days
and three nights in the grave and raise from the dead on the third day. The Jonah Code is Yeshua’s most repeated prophetic
statement in the gospels. And the most ignored prophecy
in the history of Christendom. But it is no wonder. Einstein himself could not get
three days and three nights between Good Friday and
Easter Sunday morning. This is the greatest story never told, it’s all about Yeshua, the
prophet, the promised Messiah. (upbeat music) Join me here in the land of Israel as we take a chronological and archeological journey
through the gospels. You have never seen
anything like this before. I’m Michael Rood, prepare
for a Rood Awakening. (dramatic instrumental music) 20 years ago, I walked
into the Jaffa Gate, pondering how I was going to
survive for the next 40 days. I’d arrived in Jerusalem four days earlier and checked into Petra Hostel, which was now the rundown
building where General Allenby set up his headquarters in 1917. I walked through that gate
with $10 in my pocket. My room was broken into the previous day and nearly everything was stolen except for a single $10 bill folded up in my return plane ticket,
set 40 days into the future. Fortunately, I paid
for my room in advance, so I had a place to stay
for the next two weeks, but I was uncertain how I would eat. An Orthodox rabbi in a long
black coat and dusty Borsalino approached me with a handbill
without saying a word. The headline on the half
sheet of paper read, $10,000 reward to any Christian who can answer these 10 questions
from the Christian bible. How providential, I thought, I could really use $10,000 right now. I sat down on the wall in
front of David’s Citadel and began to decipher the 10 statements. My hopes for a quick 10 grand were dashed when I realized these questions
were undoubtedly written by Jewish lawyers who had
no intention of handing out bundles of cash to visiting strangers. The questions were obviously authored by those who are very aware of the problems in the English bible. It was also clear that
the purpose of the reward was to pose questions
that would effectively shut the mouths of the Christians who’d come to Israel to convert Jews. The question? Show from the Christian bible that Jesus is any relative of King David. First we need to understand that our evidence must
stand up in a court of law. Not unsubstantiated theories
of seminary professors. I needed evidence that would
put 10 grand in my pocket, or I don’t eat for the next 40 days. Secondly, we must
recognize that the Messiah coming from the loins of King David was not only a requirement established by the Hebrew prophets, it was an eternal promise
made by the Almighty to King David. In Psalm 132:11, Yehovah
has sworn truth to David. He will not turn from it. From the fruit of thy body
will I set up thy throne. 2 Samuel 7:12. Thus saith Yehovah Tze’Vaot to David, when your days are fulfilled, and you sleep with your fathers, I will set up and will
establish your kingdom from the seed which shall
proceed out of your bowels. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the
throne of his kingdom forever. 2 Chronicles, 13:5, by a covenant of salt, Yehovah gave the Kingdom
of Israel to David, to him, and to his sons forever. Jeremiah 23:5, behold, the
days come saith Yehovah that I will raise unto
David a righteous branch, a king shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment
and justice in the earth. Boring as they may seem
to the casual reader, there is a reason for the
seemingly endless chapters of begottens in the bible. But genealogical proofs are
paramount to inheritance claims. And this genealogy is the claim
to the throne of King David. Yeshua is called the son of
David by numerous individuals, including Matthew and several demon-possessed social outcasts, but that is not proof that
he is the son of David. The Messiah must be the son of David, it is not a figure of speech, but rather a Messianic expectation and legal requirement based
on ancient prophecies. In Matthew, chapter one verse 20, we read from the King James version, the angel of the lord
appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife for that which is conceived
in her is of the holy spirit. It is true that Joseph, the
espoused husband of Miriam, is the son of David, but
Yoseph is not related to Jesus. Matthew tells us that Yeshua was conceived by the holy spirit. Luke tells us that Yoseph
was Yeshua’s supposed father. In Luke three, verse 23, we read: Jesus himself began, speaking
of beginning his ministry, being about 30 years of age, being as was supposed the son of Yoseph, which was the son of Eli. Yoseph ben Eli, the
supposed father of Yeshua, is directly related to King David. His lineage goes back
to David’s son Nathan, and then all the way back to Adam. But being the supposed father of Yeshua does not prove anything. An unrelated, adopted son
is neither from the bowels nor the fruit of the body of the adopting father’s ancestors. Luke is actually a text
that proves that Yeshua is not the offspring of King David. Stop, I know what you’re thinking if you have attended a
Gentile Christian seminary. Your professors told you that
Luke details Mary’s lineage. That is nonsense, read
the text, in any language. Miriam is neither mentioned nor implied. In a court of law, you could
only prove what the text says. In English, Greek, and Aramaic, it says that the supposed father of Yeshua was a man named Yoseph,
who descended from Eli, who descended from
Nathan, the son of David. Luke records the lineage of Yoseph, the supposed father of
Yeshua, Miriam’s husband. Furthermore, what anyone
supposed or assumed is immaterial to the case. If you were taught that
Luke was Mary’s lineage, it is because there is no
lineage of Yeshua to King David in the modern Christian bible. Hence, the $10,000 reward! It took me 17 years and a lot more than $10,000 to find the
answer, stay with me. The Book of Matthew contains the only other genealogy in the gospels. If the answer cannot be found here, Yeshua cannot be the Messiah. – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers who
just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a message
so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. They earned a following
of their own by now, and they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. At Antioch, they are asked
to speak in the synagogue. – And after the reading of
the Torah and the prophets, the leaders of the
synagogue then said to them, men and brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. – [Announcer] This month,
Michael Rood digs deep into what it means to
give your life to Yeshua. In the Road to Antioch,
you will see the beginnings of a great division that exists today and centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? – Their burnt offerings or sacrifices will be accepted on my altar, for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people. – [Announcer] The Road to
Antioch is an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a Love Gift
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bloodline, Proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] Make your
love gift donation now, call 800-788-7887, that’s 800-788-7887. Michael Rood will send you The
Road to Antioch Collection, including the plush blanket
with the name of Yehovah. Call now or visit our website
at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. Hurry, offer ends March 31st. – As Luke establishes the
chronological order of events in Yeshua’s ministry, he states that Yoseph ben
Eli, Miriam’s husband, was the supposed father of Yeshua. The word supposed is in
itself an interesting story. Yoseph and Miriam were
espoused to each other. To break that bond requires
a get, a bill of divorcement. Before they came together
as husband and wife, Miriam was told that she would become pregnant by the holy spirit. And that an elderly relative
living in a distant village was six months pregnant. Miriam hastily assembled a travel party and made a week-long cross country journey to the hill country of Judea, where the word of the angel
was miraculously confirmed. Miriam stayed with
Elisheva for three months and then returned home,
three months pregnant. When Yoseph found out, he
intended to divorce her. But being instructed by the angel, Yoseph named the child Yeshua, and raised him as his step-son. Everyone in the village of Nazerat supposed that Yoseph and Miriam got together before her road trip. The rumor of his illegitimacy followed Yeshua into his adult life. In one of his many heated
confrontations with the Pharisees, they derided him, we be
not born of fornication, clearly implying that he was. The Book of Matthew contains the only other genealogy in the gospels. If the answer cannot be found here, Yeshua cannot be the Messiah. In Matthew 1:1 of the King
James version, we read, the book of the generation
of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. The word book is not
what we picture today. This is a codex. What Matthew wrote was a scroll, like this Torah scroll but smaller. It was written by a
Levite, a trained scribe. It was penned on the hides of sheep and he wrote it in Hebrew. This fact is attested to by the historians of the first four centuries. It is Matthew’s genealogy that claims that Yeshua is the
Messiah, the son of David. At the close of Matthew’s genealogy, verse 17 states, so all the generations, from Abram to David, are 14 generations. And from David until the exile into Babylon are 14 generations. And from the exile into
Babylon unto Messiah are 14 generations. This numeric linguistic device, three sets of 14 generations, ensures that nothing can be either added or subtracted from the text
without announcing the error. It is an internal masorah or
fence around the information that protects it from
intentional tampering or careless mistranslation. Verses two through six detail the lineage from Abraham to King David. This lineage can be
checked against the Torah and Ketuvim, the other
Ancient Hebrew writings. There are exactly 14
generations from Abram to David. Verses six through 11 detail the lineage from David to the exile into Babylon. This lineage can also be
checked against the Ketuvim. As stated, there are
exactly 14 generations. Verses 12 through 16
detail the generations from the exile into
Babylon until the Messiah. But when we check this
lineage against the Ketuvim, we see that three kings are
missing from the lineage, why? The internal masorah states
that there are three sets of 14, not every generation is named, but every generation
that is named is counted. If all the generations were named, there would be 17
generations in the third set. But in checking the Ketuvim, we see that the ancestral
lineage to King David is intact, and that is the point of the lineage. This omission of generations is common in the Hebrew scriptures. Matthew is not breaking any rules. In Zechariah 1:1, Zechariah is listed as the son of Berechiah,
the son of Iddo the prophet. But in the Book of Ezra,
Zechariah is listed as the son of Iddo, completely omitting the generation of his father Berechiah. This omission emphasizes that
Zecharyah was in the lineage of a recognized prophet. This is not an error, but
a common linguistic device in the Hebrew scriptures that is employed when the full genealogy appears elsewhere. The Book of Esther tells us that Mordechai was the son of Yair, the son
of Shimei, the son of Kish. More than 400 years of ancestry are deliberately bypassed
because the point of the lineage is to show the relationship
of Mordechai the Jew to King Saul’s disobedience
in not executing the Amalekite king Agag and his family. Saul’s name is expunged from the lineage, Saul’s father Kish was not at fault. Saul’s son Shimei was not at fault for the eventual rise of Haman, the Agagite, to exterminate the Jews. Just as with the lineage
of Mordechai back to Kish in the Book of Esther, the internal fence in the Book of Matthew was erected by a holy man of God who was moved by the holy spirit to do so. The Almighty knew that the
lineage would be tampered with. And any discrepancy would
be obvious in any language into which Matthew’s
record was translated. If the reader could count to 14. Now, in verse 12, abbreviated. After they were exiled to Babylon, Jechoniah who begat Shealtiel,
who begat Zerubbabel, who begat Abihud, who begat
Eliakim, who begat Azor, who begat Zadok, who begat
Achim, who begat Eliud, who begat Eleazar, who begat
Matthan, who begat Yaakov, and Yaakov begat Yoseph,
the husband of Miriam of whom was born Yeshua,
who is called Messiah. Counting the generations listed, we find that Yaakov is
the 11th generation, making his son Yoseph the 12th generation. Yoseph, being the husband of Miriam, is in the same generation. Miriam is the mother of Yeshua, making Yeshua the 13th generation. It is impossible to squeeze out more. Again, according to the
genealogies in the Christian bible, Yeshua is not related to King David and is not a legal heir to the throne and therefore cannot be the Messiah. But we’ve discovered another problem, Matthew cannot count to 14, or can he? (dramatic music) We will need to dig deeper than is allowed by an English translation
of a Greek translation of an Aramaic translation of a book that Matthew originally
wrote in the Hebrew language. (mysterious music) – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers who
just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a message
so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. They’ve earned a following
of their own by now, and they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. At Antioch, they are asked
to speak in the synagogue. – And after the reading of
the Torah and the prophets, the leaders of the
synagogue then said to them, men and brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. – [Announcer] This month,
Michael Rood digs deep into what it means to
give your life to Yeshua. In the Road to Antioch,
you will see the beginnings of a great division that exists today and centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? – Their burnt offerings or sacrifices will be accepted on my altar, for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people. – [Announcer] The Road to Antioch is an exclusive teaching
available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a Love Gift
donation of $100 or more, we’ll send you The Road to Antioch, plus a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
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at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. Hurry, offer ends March 31st. – Eusebius, Pantaenus,
Clement of Alexandria, Cyril, Epiphanius, Irenaeus,
Origen, and Jerome. Early church historians
of the 2nd and 4th century all concurred with the statement
of Papias, John’s disciple. Matthew wrote his gospel
in the Hebrew language. And several did their
best to translate it. The Greek version of the Book of Matthew was translated from secondary
Aramaic manuscripts. Aramaic phrases remain intact
in the body of the Greek text. Also, Greek quotations are
not from the Greek Septuagint but loose translations from the Aramaic. The Aramaic paraphrases
quotations from the Tanakh while the Ancient Hebrew
texts of Matthew’s gospel contains verbatim quotes
from the Hebrew scriptures. Most of the indecipherable constructions in the Greek text of Matthew are simple Hebrew figures of speech that could not be accurately reflected by the Greek language or culture. To get to the $10,000 reward, we will need to dig deeper than is allowed by an English translation
of a Greek translation of an Aramaic translation of a book that Matthew originally
wrote in the Hebrew language. The Ancient Hebrew Matthew allows us to correct the mathematical,
and genealogical errors that crept into the modern text. Because of the other problems that exist in the Greek version of Matthew, I went to a Hebrew University
scholar, Nehemia Gordon, to assist me in textual research that was outside of my field of expertise. In the course of his investigation, Nehemia Gordon discovered 14 manuscripts of the Ancient Hebrew Matthew in the covert archives of Jewish scribes. Texts that were unknown
to the Christian world. Over a 10 year period,
Nehemia has located a total of 28 manuscripts of the
Ancient Hebrew Matthew. And two of the oldest
extant manuscripts contain the genealogy of Yeshua. Both of these handwritten
manuscripts clearly read, Yaakov begat Yoseph, the father of Miriam of whom was born Yeshua,
who is called Messiah. Yoseph of thee, Miriam. Yoseph the father of Miriam. Yaakov is the 11th generation, his son Yoseph, the 12th generation, Miriam his daughter the 13th, and Yeshua, Miriam’s son, the 14th generation. It turns out that Matthew can count to 14. It was clear, even in the
English text of the gospels, that Yoseph ben Yaakov
mentioned in Matthew 1:16 and Yoseph ben Eli sighted in Luke 3:23 were two different men with
two distinct genealogical lines back to King David, yet they both bear a very common Israelite name. Yoseph ben Eli has three
grandfathers by the same name. And for Miriam to marry
a man who happens to have the same name as her
father, is rather common. Now, with the Ancient Hebrew Matthew, we have the genealogy
of Miriam bat Yoseph, Yeshua’s only earthly parent. We have exactly 14 generations from Yeshua to the
carrying away into Babylon. We have Yeshua as the
direct descendant of David through the king line of Solomon. And finally, Yeshua is the legal heir to the throne of his
great grandfather David. Now, after 17 years, I have
secured the final answer to the $10,000 challenge,
and I have photographs of the manuscripts in my hand. 20 years after I took on
the $10,000 challenge, I went up to Jerusalem
to meet with a rabbi. I told him that it took me an entire week to answer nine of the questions, and it took me 17 years to answer the 10th as I waved the Chronological
Gospels in my hand. At the end of our conversation, I admitted that I could
not collect on the reward. The proof was not in the Christian bible, it was only in the Hebrew Matthew which had been secreted
away in the covert archives of Jewish scribes for untold centuries. But I really didn’t care about the money. I had the manuscript proof that Yeshua is the direct descendant of King David and legal heir to the throne. The rabbi said, I have
got to read your book. This is the greatest
screenplay ever written, it is a true story, it is his story, it is the greatest story never told. (mysterious instrumental music) (dramatic music) – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? The Road to Antioch is
an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a gift of $100 or more, you’ll also get a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
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consequences that may result. – Everyone is always trying to lose weight and often it seems so
difficult because of fatigue, everyone is so tired that
they can’t seem to move enough to burn the calories to lose the weight. Well what if there was
a way to lose weight as a side effect, without even trying? And while we’re at it, what if you could get
rid of that brain fog so that you could think clearer too? And be healthier, and avoid disease, all without trying to lose weight. It’s not only possible, it’s
a lot easier than you think. Our guest today is Dr. Aaron Ernst and he’s about to give
you a Health Awakening. (light upbeat music) Welcome to The Health Awakening, I’m your host Scott Laird. If you’re tired and have never
ending case of brain fog, you’re not alone, sometimes we think that a cup of coffee would
help us snap out of it or maybe one of those energy shots you can buy at the convenience store. And hey, it might help
you get off the couch and walk, and finally lose some weight, but it’s not the answer. We’ve been sold a bill of goods
that is, frankly, no good. We are treating the symptom, not the cause which means the fog will come back, the energy will drain,
and the extra weight just won’t go away, so what’s the answer? Well, our guest today is Dr. Aaron Ernst, he is a holistic practitioner, which means he finds
the root of your issues and sometimes that helps
to heal your whole body. Well not sometimes, all the time, and sometimes the root of
your issue can be surprising and yet quite simple, so
let’s talk about that. Dr. Ernst, welcome to
The Health Awakening. – Oh thank you, yes. – So let’s talk about
losing weight specifically, everyone wants to lose weight, and what’s wrong with
that kind of thinking? – Yeah, the mentality, yes. So I think a lot of it’s
just we look at our weight as an expression of our health, so we feel like if we can
lose weight we’d be healthier. And you know, there’s truth to that, but the problem is you have to look at our weight as actually a reflection symptomatically of our health. So if I’m healthy, I should
be at a healthy weight. So what most people are not doing, I think the thing that’s
the challenge with saying I’ll lose weight, I’m gonna get healthy, is they need to realize you have to address your health first. So if you’re needing to
lose five, 10, 15 pounds, then technically what we need to do is we need to fix five or 10
or 15 pounds of your health. And so in doing that,
we can start addressing sort of the underlying root causes of why is the body not losing weight. So I think for me the big challenge is a lot of people wanna take a supplement, they wanna have that new fat burner, they want the new workout, and to me that’s like
we’re treating symptoms no different if we’re
taking a medication for lowering my blood pressure,
lowering my blood sugars, things like that. – So how do, when someone comes to you and they have this magic
bullet they’ve seen on TV, how do you start the conversation with someone who doesn’t
even really understand that it’s about fixing your
health to lose the weight. – Yeah, so you know, it’s
pretty easy most of the time because they’ve already
tried something else or they will tell us
something like you know, well, I did this diet, I did this detox, I lost five or 10 pounds
but it’s come back, and the frustration of the
back and forth, back and forth, and usually if we just say well, would you like to figure out
why you’re not losing weight? Most people will say, well yes, but what do you mean by this? And see, the thing is is our
body uses fat a lot of time as protection, so we’re
either protecting ourselves from a toxicity, we’re protecting
ourselves from a gut leak, we’re protecting ourselves
from inflammation, so I look at it as saying
if you wanna lose weight let’s figure out why you’re not already because your body should be burning fat all the time for energy. – Gotcha, so these people
who have 3% body fat, that would indicate that they’re probably pretty healthy then, they don’t need that much fat
to protect them, is that it? – Yeah, so that would be like
an Olympic athlete at 3%, so that’s somebody who knows
about their metabolism, they know their intakes, they’ve been more than likely addressing some level of toxicities, et cetera, because at 3% we’re not
protecting ourselves from a lot. Now, the average person who’s coming in is at 35%, 40, 50%. And you know, they have an
excessive amount of weight and usually they’ll
say it’s all right here and I wanna get my six pack abs or I wanna get my arms looking
better again, et cetera, so I think for me the take home message is if you have too much fat
and you wanna lose it, we don’t wanna stimulate it off of you because then what’s gonna happen is it’s gonna come right back because again, fat is typically protection against the underlying cause. So for most people,
there’s too many toxins. Toxins, we know they’re fat soluble, so your body will use fat
like a trash can to hold it. And here’s the problem
with going to the gym, you’ll burn all the fat off, the toxins are released,
your body is aware of the toxicity, you’ve actually increased your concentrations of toxins, so when you slow down on
your workout or your diet, you will generate fat to
put the toxins back into it, that’s the rebound effect. – So when, I get it, so
when you’re working out, you’ve released the toxins, so it’s taken them out of the fat, back into the bloodstream. – Correct.
– And you slow down, it goes out of the
bloodstream, back into fat. – And because you’ve burned the fat off, what do you need, your body
says hey, I needed that fat, I’m gonna build more fat back and that’s how we
regenerate our fat tissues and we return to the weight we were before and we get frustrated,
so rather than sorta forcing fat off, what if we address the reasons why we’re not losing weight? Again, number one reason, most of us have toxins
we’ve never addressed, they’re in our food, they’re in our water, they’re in the air, they’re in
all of the containers we use, xenoestrogens for example, they stimulate an estrogen
response in the body and the unique thing about estrogen, male or female, it causes
you to store and save fat. – Hmm, so what is usually the first step, getting rid of the toxins? And how do we do that? – So I mean yeah, so first of all, I think first step in identifying toxicity is just recognizing in
the world we live today, we’re all toxic, so we
all need to be somehow stimulating our detox pathways. Second I think would be trying to maybe get some formal
testing to figure out, are you actually overly toxic? I mean, the unique thing is
there’s tests you can run for pesticides and herbicides, we can find your concentration loads, we can look for heavy metals, we can look for even non-organic toxins. So there’s panels that can be easily run. Identify your toxins,
and then you can develop a direct detoxification
program to address them, safely remove them,
and here’s the benefit, if we remove the source,
your body says, well, I don’t need this fat
now and so guess what, it burns it for energy. – Ah, fascinating
conversation going on here with Dr. Aaron Ernst, we’ll
be back with more from The Health Awakening, stay with us. – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. They’ve earned a following
of their own by now, and they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. At Antioch, they are asked
to speak in the synagogue. – And after the reading of
the Torah and the prophets, the leaders of the synagogue said to them, men and brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. – [Announcer] This month,
Michael Rood digs deep into what it means to
give your life to Yeshua. In the Road to Antioch,
you will see the beginnings of a great division that exists today and centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? – Their burnt offerings or sacrifices will be accepted on my altar, for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people. – [Announcer] The Road to Antioch is an exclusive teaching
available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a Love Gift
donation of $100 or more, we’ll send you The Road to Antioch, plus a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
Yehovah and his attributes. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] Make your
Love Gift donation now. Call 800-788-7887, that’s 800-788-7887. Michael Rood will send you
Road to Antioch collection, including the plush blanket
with the name of Yehovah. Call now or visit our website
at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. Hurry, offer ends March 31st. (upbeat music) – And welcome back to
The Health Awakening, we’re talking with our guest
today, Dr. Aaron Ernst, about losing weight, and more
specifically about losing fat, and Dr. Ernst, we talked about losing fat means losing the toxins, and
you need to lose the toxins and then the fat doesn’t need
to come back to protect you. – Yes.
– And another aspect of this that we were talking before the cameras came on is water, so what effect–
– Oh, yeah. – Does water have in this whole process? – Well, let’s look at it as, you know, water’s something that
helps to remove toxins. So we know that the more water we drink, the more we increase our urinary output and the unique thing about toxins is they’re either gonna be
water soluble or fat soluble. So the best way to get the
water soluble toxins out is to increase your water consumption. Now, and just in talking
about water in general, the unique thing about water, and they’ve even done research on this, and we talked earlier, 2003 Journal of Clinical
Endocrinology and Metabolism found you drink two glasses
of water in 10 minutes, your metabolism is boosted by 30%. And that boost in metabolism
is specific for burning fat. So the science says the
more water you drink, the more fat you burn, and here’s the unique thing behind it: fat burning requires a metabolic process to take place inside your
cell in your mitochondria. And your mitochondria must
have water in order for you to actually engage fat burning, it’s an essential ingredient. 75% of Americans are
chronically dehydrated, meaning they have less
than 30-40% water by volume so it’s almost like we’re
asking a fire to burn without adding ingredients
to make it work. So water not only helps with losing weight by flushing toxins out, but it
actually, physically turns on a fat burning fire in your body and that’s what the science says. – Wow, okay, so it’s not necessarily you’ve gotta take this
supplement or that supplement to burn the fat, it’s just drink water. – Yes, so think about it. You know, obesity is a
big deal in America today, it’s about one in every three Americans technically have too
much fat on their body, they need to lose it. And three quarters of
Americans are dehydrated. So if we could simply just look at what is the body doing, it’s
trying to burn things for you, it wants to lose weight,
have you feel great, have good energy, but if you’re missing some essential ingredients for it, you can’t make that happen. Now, the big challenge,
a lot of people ask well, how much water am I
supposed to drink, okay? If two glasses turns my
metabolism on by 30%, then should I have two glasses every five, 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes? I’m gonna say, here’s the challenge, when you’re dehydrated and you drink a half a gallon of water, it’s literally gonna
pass right through you. Think of it like a plant you
haven’t watered in two months and the dirt is dry. All of a sudden you pour water onto it, it’s gonna go right through it
and just come out the bottom. So you have to focus
on sort of rehydration in order to get to the point where you can actually let
the water do what it needs. So usually if you haven’t been drinking a lot of water in a long period of time, just start adding one
or two glasses a day, then work your way up to three or four, then do five or six,
then do eight or more. And here’s a fun fact, our body excretes eight glasses of urine a day. So we have to drink these eight glasses just to maintain our
current hydration rates so most of us are gonna need to drink three quarters of our body weight, or sometimes even up to a
full body weight in ounces to actually rehydrate. – One of our previous guests, Billy Wease, he’s a pharmacist here in the city and he’s big on the ionization of water, specifically through Kangen machines– – Oh yeah, absolutely.
– And that type of thing. So what’s your thought on that? – So I love it because
ionized water actually has a slightly higher pH and the challenge is acidity is gonna be excreted
by the body at all times. So classic dehydrators, coffee,
tea, alcohol, et cetera, the reason they dehydrate us is the more acids we have, the more we wanna throw
the acids out of the body so the body will increase
its urinary output, thus dehydrating you. The Kangen waters, or the
charged waters, you know, structured waters, et cetera, what these guys do is they increase the pH so you increase your absorption, so when you drink two glasses, you don’t urinate those two
glasses out, you retain it. So it helps with
rehydration and fat burning, and it turns on the metabolism. – And it also, most of these machines restructure, you mentioned restructuring, and that means, when we think of H2O, we think of this little molecule of H2O, but that’s not it, they’re
all jumbled together. – Right, so because of their polarity, they’re attracted to each other, and if you think about it, water clumps. I know it’s wild to think of it, but it’s like it gets
in these large molecules and you’re asking that large molecule to pass through a tiny cell membrane, so when you structure
water you pull it apart, you keep it in individual molecules, and it’s almost instantaneously absorbed. – Now, what about water, you know, some people would say well okay, I know my stomach needs acid to digest the food, so
would drinking water, you know, through a machine or not, is that a wise thing to
do before or after a meal? – So yeah, it’s the biggest challenge when you’re drinking structured, or alkalinized, or Kangen water, is because it is more alkaline, you don’t wanna drink it
while you’re eating foods. Because you can neutralize
the acidity in the stomach and that’s gonna create a problem with digesting proteins
and fats and carbs. There’s another reason why we have a hard time losing weight, because we can’t utilize large molecules. So it’s actually best to drink water 10, 15, 20 minutes before you eat to stimulate the process,
and not drink any water when you eat food at all. – Ah, okay, let’s switch
gears a little bit here. Sugar.
– Yes. – Here’s another aspect we need to, does sugar really cause cancer, and if so, how does that happen? – You know, so that’s a
controversial question first of all, but I like to look at it like this. I don’t think sugar causes cancer, just like I don’t believe
viruses cause illness or disease, nor do bacteria. It’s what your body does to the sugar. So sugar we know is inflammatory,
we know it’s acidic, and it tends to create a
reaction in the body of toxicity. So the reason sugar’s been linked to cancer and causing cancer, is we know cancer cells feed off of sugar more than healthy cells. We also know that cancer
cells ferment sugar in the absence of oxygen, so they create a different
metabolic process. So does sugar aggravate and
make cancer grow faster, yes. Do we all have cancer
cells in our body, yes. So does sugar stimulate
a cancerous process in our body, yes, but the sugar itself isn’t causing us to get cancer. So we have to look at it as
it increases our toxicity, it makes us more acidic,
and the more sugar you have, the harder it is for oxygen
to get into the cell tissues and that’s the definition of cancer is a deoxygenated environment
fermenting sugars. So that’s the connection
between sugars and cancers. – So again, the whole acid/alkaline thing, the more alkaline your body is, the less chance that cancer can take hold. – Yes, partly because cancer
requires an acidic environment with no oxygen, and lots of sugar. So if we alkalinize and
we cut our sugars back and we hyper oxygenate, then we can create an anti-cancerous state in the body. – Okay, well we’ve
moved from losing weight to talking about cancer now, all kinds of fascinating things here on The Health Awakening. We’re talking with Dr.
Aaron Ernst, stay with us, we’ll be right back. – [Announcer] The
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today, Dr. Aaron Ernst, about well, brain fog and losing weight, and how many calories should I burn, how much water should I drink, but maybe a lot of people wouldn’t connect that brain fog thing to
their losing weight problem, and actually it is connected. – You know, the big thing
with brain fog is, you know, a lot of people have it, and it’s kinda that classic
I feel tired all the time, I’m having difficulty remembering things, I feel like I’m in a fog, which is why they call it brain fog. And you know, the unique
thing about brain fog is it’s gonna be something
that will prevent a lot of us from wanting to have the desires to get up and change our diet, go to the gym, lose weight, et cetera. You know, the thing about brain fog is it’s mostly today we’re learning it’s connected a lot to do
with your digestive health, and your thyroid health. So because they’re two unique animals, we gotta spend some
time talking about each. And I think truly, of all of it, the thyroid is a big, big
player with brain fog. So what happens is a lot of
people will say clinically, you know, you go to a doctor, you talk about I’m having a
hard time remembering things, I’m stumbling all over the
place, I’m gaining weight, they’ll think thyroid,
they’ll run a panel, and if your thyroid
levels come back abnormal they’ll throw a medication at you and say well here, let’s fix this. Okay, but if we talk about
the thyroid for a moment, there’s hormones that actually
are produced by the thyroid that make us feel energetic,
and alive and vibrant, and make us burn fat. We know the active thyroid hormone, T3, when it lands on a cell receptor, tells the cell burn fat for energy, and it gives you this
sense of sort of lasting sort of power and focus and attention. But the problem becomes when a doctor says your T3 levels are low or
your T4 levels are low, it’s usually because it’s
not being converted properly within the digestive
system or within the liver. I think maybe something a
lot of people don’t realize is most thyroid problems
aren’t thyroid problems, they’re digestive problems
and liver conversion issues. So the thyroid hormone that
comes out of your thyroid, T4, is inactive, it does nothing. It has to be converted into
the active thyroid hormone in your liver and in your intestines. So here’s where the
intestines come into play. If you have intestinal
inflammation, irritation, a leaky gut, which a lot of us have. That’s where the microbiome, the bacteria, are out of balance and the
intestines are inflamed and things actually leak through
them into the bloodstream. You won’t convert your
thyroid hormones properly. Now, here’s the kicker,
instead of making active T3, which tells you burn fat, feel great, look good, be energized, when you’re liver and
your digestive system are out of balance, you’ll convert it into
something called reverse T3 which is like a polar,
mirror image hormone that does the exact opposite, but it lands in the T3 receptor. So reverse T3 starts to
elevate in most of us, our doctors never check for it, that hormone lands on your cell and it tells your cell store fat, be cold, have no energy, have brain fog, because it’s a protective mechanism. It’s like when we’re sick, we don’t wanna have to focus
on having to remember things, we wanna rest, we wanna
be in a calm state, and we wanna generally
prepare for the long haul so we store fat. So as our reverse T3 hormones
go up, we get brain fog, we gain weight, and our doctors will say, it’s your thyroid, and they’ll
throw a medication at it. So here’s where healing your intestines and cleaning out your gut
can repair your brain fog. And I think a great way to do that and an easy method is just understand, here’s something unique,
your liver replaces itself about every six to eight weeks. Your intestines replace themselves
every six to eight days. So if we can just repair and
give our bodies some rest, your body knows how to regenerate itself. But the problem is most
of us with our diets and with the medications we take, we’re irritating our tissues, and we’re never giving them
the rest that they need. So your intestines replace
themselves every seven days, so if we wanna go through
a complete regeneration, you need to take seven days at the minimum and give your digestive system a rest. This is why fasting is
so popular these days. Water fasting would be
great to boost water, turn on your thermogenetic fat burning, let your gut heal, bring a level of inflammatory scores down, your body will naturally start to convert your thyroid hormones better, reverse T3 drops, T3
the active goes back up, that’s the hormone that
tells your body to burn fat and get more energy and have clarity so what you’re seeing is
it’s an instant reset, not because you took a medication but because you understand
how the body works and how it heals by itself. – What about people who have had maybe alcoholism in their
past, or fatty liver disease. When the liver is involved with that, do you find that they also are affected by the thyroid and the
weight loss and all that. – So, absolutely, well here’s the problem. When your liver has become toxified or it has shifted into a different state, it’s in a fatty liver
state, cirrhotic, et cetera. You’re not gonna convert
your hormones properly ’cause your liver is where
the majority of our hormones are converted from inactive to active. But here’s the beauty of it, you can take a fatty liver
and make it non fatty. You can take a cirrhotic liver
and make it non cirrhotic because it will regenerate itself, but you have to give it
rest, you have to detox it, and you have to basically support the natural processes for healing, yeah. – And so that is possible, it is possible to reverse
these type of things, it’s not the end of the world for people who have these conditions. – Yeah no, the challenge
will be medicine will say there’s nothing that we can do, and that’s true because they have no medications or surgeries to do it. But your body has the
capacity to regenerate itself, all you have to do is
remove the interference, let it have its time, and it will always regenerate by itself, but the key is finding the
interference and removing it. – Alright, it’s the key to everything. Weight loss, and disease reversal. – It is, yes.
– Alright, well, we’re talking with Dr. Aaron Ernst today on The Health Awakening,
more to come, stay with us. – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites, bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
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The Health Awakening, we wanna talk with Dr. Aaron Ernst about something no one
else is talking about when it comes to weight loss, what is it? – Yeah, so here we go, so this is fun. So the research is now pointing
out that your weight loss has so much more to do with
your functional neurology and with our gut brain
axis, as they call it. And this is something that’s kind of new, so if you haven’t heard about it, it’s the idea that your gut and your brain are one in the same. They talk to each other intimately, and how they talk is through a
nerve called the vagus nerve, it’s a cranial nerve that exits
out the back of your skull, it goes down your throat and wraps around every layer of your intestines. So from your stomach to
your small intestine, large intestine, et cetera. So think of it was a regulator, it’s how the brain talks to the gut. So when you eat food, how your brain knows you
have food in your stomach is the vagus nerve sends
a signal to the brain that says I’ve got food in here, this many carbs, this much
fat, this much protein, and the brain will then tell the stomach, put it here, do this,
do that, do the other. And they’re now finding
out that if you have a disconnection between your vagus nerve and how it communicates to
the brain and the intestines, it’s one of the leading reasons that so many of us are
hungry all the time, we can’t burn fat, we
don’t know how to utilize our proteins and our
carbs that we’re eating and so we tend to convert them all into stored energy as fat. So here’s what happens, the vagus nerve can become interfered with because of our posture, and also because
classically most of us today are using mobile devices, and so what we do is we start to slowly scoot our head
forward, it’s called text neck. Maybe you sleep on your side, and you tend to notice that you have a small tilt in your skull. Because the vagus nerve comes
out the back of the neck, in the back of the skull, if
there’s even the tiniest bit of alignment issue within your spine, then you lose the connection. So it’s possible, you might
be doing everything right, eating the perfect diet,
exercising like crazy, drinking tons of water, but your brain doesn’t
know you’re doing it because the vagus nerve is disconnected. This is why people who
go to a chiropractor and get their spine adjusted will say stuff like my reflux went away, I’ve lost five pounds, I have more energy, my brain fog’s going away, and all I’ve done is I’ve
added chiropractic care because you’re reconnecting
the vagus nerve with how the body
communicates with itself. – You know, I went to a
chiropractor friend of mine one time when I had stomach issues, I was feeling nauseous,
it was just a nauseum that wouldn’t go away for two days. He adjusted me, and
instantly that went away, is that something to with you’re talking– – That’s what we’re talking about, so we’re talking about
the ability for your body to communicate to itself. ‘Cause here’s the thing, your brain is always
trying to heal you, always. That’s its sole purpose
is to keep your body functioning and alive. So if you have a disconnection
to your intestines, the brain can’t even know
you’re nauseous, number one, and it won’t know what to do to repair it because there’s no way
for it to communicate. You reset the spine, you open the nerve, the communication’s restored, the brain goes ah, I hear
this, I see the issue, I’m gonna send what needs to be done and self healing is what we’re about but it happens when the
brain talks to organs. – Wow, now if people wanna
find out more about you, where do they go online? – So easily it’s just AskDrErnst.com, or you can also just
check us out every week, Saturday here in the
Carolinas on 11:10 a.m., 99.3 FM is my show, Ask Dr. Ernst. And we do that, we ask questions and we answer them from
a holistic perspective, so people can figure out
how to heal themselves – Alright, well thanks again, and thank you for joining us today, our guest has been Dr. Aaron Ernst, you can catch his radio
show and find out more about what he and his wife Dr. Sarah Ernst can offer you at their
website, AskDrErnst.com. We’ll see you next time for
another Health Awakening. (uplifting music) Thank you for joining us
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may result, thank you. (film reel whirring) (dramatic music) – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites, bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? The Road to Antioch is
an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a gift of $100 or more, you’ll also get a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
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program is made possible by generous gifts from partners and viewers like you in this area. (mysterious upbeat music) (comet rumbling) – [Narrator] 4,000 years ago,
the creator of the universe made an everlasting covenant with Abraham. All the land, from the
Euphrates to the Nile, belongs to the sons of Israel. Shock waves will shake the earth as heaven reaches down
to fulfill that promise. – Traditions, traditions
can blind us from the truth and cause us to wander in the myopic fog of manmade religious systems
for an entire lifetime. Many of the traditions of the western Gentile Christian church are merely adapted Pagan
sun-god worship rituals, inherited from our ancestors. They were forced to compromise with the Roman emperor Constantine or lose their life for refusing to bow. Most of these traditions were imported directly from Babylon. In fact, there’s not a single religion practiced upon the face of the earth today that has not been polluted by Nimrod’s rebellion
against the one true God. I’m Michael Rood, prepare
for A Rood Awakening. (bouncy instrumental music)
(thunder booms) – [Narrator] Prepare for A Rood Awakening. – If you, like I, grew up
in western civilization, by the time you were three years old you knew that on Christmas Eve, a potbellied man in a cherry red suit dropped through the
chimney and placed presents under an evergreen tree festooned with gold and silver balls. Christian children were told that this was a celebration of the
birth of the baby Jesus. And at the time, you were
neither intellectually nor philosophically capable of refuting the validity
of this tradition. But by the time you entered kindergarten and the debates among
your classmates raised you perceive that you had been told a lie. Your concept of reality was shaken, tears flooded your eyes as
you came to the realization there is no Santa Claus. (twinkling Christmas tune) (gentle piano music) (paper shuffling) The Hebrew scriptures expose
the perverted traditions of manmade religions and offer reality to those who hunger and thirst for truth. Saul, commonly known as the apostle Paul, wrote that we should not
be misled by traditions and commandments of men, but
rather rely upon a tested and proven source of truth, the Torah. The five books of Moses. (gentle instrumental music) The children of Israel
camped at Mount Sinai for an entire year as Moses passed on the instructions from the creator. These instructions,
called Torah in Hebrew, taught us how to govern ourselves and throw off the shackles
of manmade religious, political, and economic systems. Yahshua, or as many know him
by his Gentile nickname Jesus, warned his followers that
traditions promulgated by religious leaders are
like leaven or yeast, which once mingled with
dough cannot be removed. Without the Torah of God,
it is impossible to separate the traditions of men from
the rules of the Almighty. (beep) Rood-imentary Explanation. The English word tradition is derived from the Latin tradiere, which means to lay into
the hands of another. When someone lays
something into your hands, you expect that the intention
of the gift is good. Thank you. But it is the responsibility
of the recipient to inspect the gift. (shouts) Traditions can be good or evil, the recipient must carefully inspect that which is laid into his hands. I hate when that happens. (beep) Jeremiah said that in the last days, the Gentiles would come to Israel and cry out in repentance, surely our fathers have inherited lies. If our fathers inherited a lie, what they pass onto us does
not magically become the truth by virtue of their sincerity. Traditions are given to us in innocence and accepted in ignorance. We are like the blind following the blind, those who are leading us
may not have any intention of misleading us but they
are nonetheless blind, and we will both certainly
fall into a ditch unless we have our eyes open to the truth. But what is truth? Truth means reality, that which is. Truth is reality whether
one believes it or not. One can believe a lie his entire life, and it will never change into truth just to suit his belief system. If we are to live the truth, we must be willing to constantly
challenge the traditions and teachings that we’ve
inherited from our parents and religious systems, as well as our own thinking patterns. I was an adult before I questioned the pictures in my mind of Daniel. As a young boy, standing
safely in the lion’s den. Once that picture was embedded, I had no reason to question its validity. Years later, however,
a new picture developed from the scriptures, an old Daniel, 80ish, who had been a ruler of Babylon under Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, and now Darius who is
tricked into commanding that Daniel, his vice
president, be executed. Daniel and his Jewish companions, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, were raised in Jerusalem and taught the scriptures from their youth. When they were carried away
as captives into Babylon, they were renamed Belteshazza, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and made eunuchs under
the care of Ashpenaz, master of eunuchs, and trained for service in the court of the king. Daniel was promoted to prime minister under king Nebuchadnezzar, and was made an extremely
wealthy young man. Daniel was multiplied in wealth twice more during the reigns of Belshazzar and again under Darius the Mede. Daniel was one of the
richest men in the kingdom. For more than 60 years, Daniel was in charge of the Chaldeans, a group of highly trained astronomers, intellectuals, among whom
were many Judean captives. Near the end of his life, Daniel was visited by the angel Gabriel, and given very exact timing concerning the coming of the Messiah. But he was also instructed to seal up some of the information. Apparently it was for
him, and for him alone, to understand and act upon. Daniel died in Babylon
a eunuch with no heir to whom he could leave his wealth. It would be the acme of foolishness to assume that a man as wealthy and prophetically well-informed as Daniel would not have made very careful plans for the distribution of his treasure. After the 70 years of captivity had ended, many of the Jews, especially those in positions of responsibility,
stayed behind in Babylon. The most notable being Mordechai,
and his niece Hadassah, better known as Queen Esther. Daniel would’ve naturally assigned the execution of his will to
his most trusted companions, the Jewish Chaldean astronomers whom he trained and who
remained behind in Babylon. There is a reason for every
word in the scriptures regardless of how trivial
these details may seen to us. By carefully considering the scriptures and historical records, we often see very compelling
pictures develop from the text. So, what became of Daniel’s estate? It will be nearly 500
years before any hint of Daniel’s treasure reappears in the pages of the scriptures. – [Announcer] The Messiah was
not born on December 25th, but many false Gods were. Break out of spiritual blindness, and show others the way
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Awakening International wanted to say thank you. – Thank you. – Thank you. – Thank you. – Thank you to all of our ambassadors who are supporting Bring it to the World. (speaking foreign language) Your support is changing lives. (speaking foreign language) – Thank you. – With your support, we’ve
been able to send our materials to those who need it most, free of charge. Thank you to all of our ambassadors who are supporting Bring it to the World. – [Michael] How many wise men came to present gifts to Jesus, where did they find him,
and how was he dressed? – There were three wise men,
he was lying in a manger, and I believe he was in swaddling clothes. – I believe there were three wise men. – There’s three. – Three?
– Yes, three. – The way I understand,
it was three wise men who came to visit Jesus. He was found in a manger. – In a manger. – In a manger. – And I believe he was
wearing swaddling cloths. – In swaddling clothes. – Actually he was dressed
in swaddling clothes. – In swaddling clothes. (jazzy music) (paper shuffling) – How many wise men came
to present gifts to Jesus? Where did they find him,
and how was he dressed? As you can see, the common answer is: three wise men found the newborn babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes, lying in a manger. That, however, is not the
testimony of the scriptures. We read in the King James
version of Matthew’s account that an undesignated number of wise men in the Greek Magi came to the house where they found the young child Yahshua living with his mother Miriam and Yoseph. In the gospel of Luke, we
read that only the shepherds arrived at the manger. (beep)
(static crackling) Sorry for this Rood Interruption, but Yahshua was actually born on the first day of the
feast of tabernacles, the 15th day of the seventh
month on the biblical calendar. Which always occurs in
autumn, not December 25th, when the Pagan sun-gods
were said to be born. His birth was an intermediate fulfillment of the feast of Succoth, or mangers. It is the same word in
the Hebrew language. Yoseph was required to live
in a sukkah or tabernacle during the entire seven day feast. Miriam, his pregnant wife, was not required to live in the sukkah, but the Bethlehem bed and
breakfast was completely booked, so she joined her husband in the sukkah on the first day of the feast of Succoth, and delivered her firstborn
son in the sukkah. That is the moment when
the word was made flesh and Succothed, or tabernacled, in the King James version, dwelt among us. (static cracking)
(beep) To suggest that a lonesome
trio laden with treasure crossed the torrid sands of the desert outside the protection
of a large armed caravan exposes a lack of sound thinking. They would not have been
wise men, but fools, to venture unaccompanied
through the wilderness. These Magi, a common term
for Chaldean astronomers, were the descendants of
the very Jewish astronomers Daniel trained and
entrusted with his treasure. Following Daniel’s instruction, the astronomers watch the
skies for more than 500 years, searching for the great
sign in the heavens that finally occurred on Tishrei 1, at the end of the fourth millennium. The constellation Bethulah the virgin clothed with the setting sun, the first sliver of the
new moon beneath her feet. And in the 12 stars above her head, the planet Hatzaddik the Righteous came into conjunction with
the star Hamelech, the king, in the constellation of
Ariel, the lion of Judah. On the first day of the month of Tishrei, on Yom Teruah, the day of trumpets, this onetime celestial alignment announced the upcoming
birth of the Melech Tzedek, the righteous king of kings, the lion of the tribe of Judah. Daniel had made provision for the Messiah and now, 500 years later, the executors of his will brought their treasure-laden caravan into the city gates of Jerusalem with the proclamation we have come to worship he who is
born king of the Jews. Herod sent them to the
neighboring village of Bethlehem, where the prophet Mikah said
the moshiach would be born. The very night that Yoseph
was commanded in a vision to take the child and his mother and flee into Egypt, the
night that Herod’s orders to execute all male babies was issued. Daniel’s treasure was
delivered right to their door. Think about it, Yoseph was so impoverished that he could only afford
the poor man’s sacrifice of two pigeons at the child’s dedication, 40 days after his birth. Certainly Yoseph was not yet in possession of any gold, frankincense, or myrrh. But approximately a year and a half later, on the very night they
had to escape into Egypt, the provision for their
flight, and sustenance, arrived by special courier. That provision had been
made 500 years earlier in prepared for the moment it was needed. The Almighty is the master of drama. When there appears to be no hope, his salvation is revealed. Truth is always more exciting
than fictitious traditions and fairytales based on
ignorance of the scriptures. Leave your western
Gentile mentality behind as we explore the bible from a Jewish, or Hebrew perspective. This is the paradigm shift for which you have been waiting an entire lifetime. – Who are you? – We are three wise men.
– What? – We are three wise men. – Well what are you doing
creeping around a cow shed at two o’clock in the morning? That doesn’t sound very wise to me. – We are astrologers. – We have come from the east. – Is this some kind of joke? – We wish to praise the infant. – We must pay homage to him. – Homage, you’re all
drunk, it’s disgusting! Out, go on, out, bursting in here with tales about oriental
fortune tellers, go on out! – No no, we must see him. – Go and praise someone
else’s brat, go on. – We were led by a star! – Or led by a bottle more like, go on out! – Well, we must see him, we have presents! – Out!
– Gold, frankincense, myrrh. – Well why didn’t you
say, he’s over there, sorry the place is a bit of a mess. – By what name are you calling him? – Brian. – [Wise Men] We worship you, O Brian, who are lord over us all. Praise unto you, Brian, and
to the lord our father, amen. – You do a lot of this, then? – What?
– This praising. – No no, no no. – Well, if you’re dropping
by again do pop in, and thanks a lot for the
gold and frankincense. But don’t worry too much about
the myrrh next time, alright? Thank you, goodbye! (chicken clucking) Oh, weren’t they nice. Out of their bloody minds, but still. Look at that. (giggles) (stammering) Hey, that’s mine, you gave me that! (spiritual music) (intense orchestral music) (“Jingle Bells”) – In the Book of Ezekiel, he wrote, the angel brought me to the
gate of the house of the lord and I beheld women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, thou
shalt see greater abominations. And he brought me into the inner court where about 25 men had
their back toward the temple and they faced the east
and worshiped the sun. Sun worship and the worship of Tammuz started in Ancient Babylon. Nimrod built a city that was the center of his world government in which he was proclaimed God. His kingdom bore totalitarian
rule over the people, reducing men to slaves in its political, economic, and religious system. According to ancient Jewish writings, Nimrod was slain by Noah’s son Shem and his body parts were scattered throughout the land of Shinar. Nimrod’s devoted followers erected a tower that reached into the heavens, a huge obelisk like we
see here in Caesarea. And in Washington, DC. Heliopolis, Egypt. Rome, London, Paris, and New York City. This phallic symbol is the image of the uncircumcised penis of Nimrod, the father of Babylonian sun-god worship. The creator calls this
the image of jealousy and an abomination. This Roman-created abomination found recently in its proper state, toppled over and in pieces, was rebuilt in the summer of 2001. In the month of its completion, a gay pride parade was held in Tel Aviv, a befitting inauguration for
this obelisk’s re-erection. And in the month of Tammuz, no less. Nimrod’s widow Beltus,
also known as Semiramis, not willing to let the kingdom
slip through her fingers when her husband was killed, proclaimed that Nimrod had
ascended into the heavens, was now the sun-god, and
that he had impregnated her with the rays of the sun. At least, that was her story. Her child was born on the winter solstice, on the ancient calendar December 25th. Forevermore this day would be celebrated as the day that Nimrod, the sun-god, was reborn as Tammuz. The birthdate of the Babylonian sun-god is a shock to some in the west, but common knowledge among
Jewish scholars and historians. Israel was taken captive into Babylon for their disobedience
concerning sun-god worship. We had also been captives in Egypt, where we took on the worship of Ra, the Egyptian sun-god, who
was born on December 25th. In 168 BC, the Syrian Greek
general Antiochus Epiphanes occupied Jerusalem and
set up a statue of Zeus in the temple on Zeus’s birthday and proclaimed that Zeus
was God on December 25th. And when Rome conquered Jerusalem, they hung Jewish patriots
on the cross of Mithra as a sacrifice to the Roman sun-god who was born on, you
guessed it, December 25th. The confusion of languages
at the tower of Babel scattered the heathen into
the far corners of the earth, and confused the names of their Gods. But the worship rituals
remained much the same throughout the earth. There is one date that I assure you, Yahshua of Nazareth was
not born, December 25th. But who was, little baby Tammuz. (“Jingle Bells”) Tammuz, so the story goes, was gored to death by a wild boar in a hunting accident
when he was 40 years old. The 40 days of weeping
for Tammuz was instituted, one day for each year of his life, in which sun-god worshipers
would deny themselves a pleasure in this life for the sake of Tammuz pleasure in the afterlife. When Tammuz mother died many years later, the exalted queen of heaven
was sent back to earth by the Gods on the first Sunday
after the vernal equinox. Nimrod’s wife arrived in a giant egg, which landed in the Euphrates River and broke open to allow her to emerge, reincarnated as the bare-breasted Goddess of sexual desire, Easter. To proclaim her divinity,
Easter changed a bird into an egg-laying rabbit. In this dingy, hidden-valley Tammuz cave the occult priest would impregnate virgins on the altar of Easter at
the Easter sunrise service, and a year later they sacrificed those three month old
infants on the same altar, and dyed Easter eggs in the blood of those sacrificed babies. To this day, one Christian denomination only allows their Easter
eggs to be dyed a single, specific color, blood red. They have no idea how
the tradition started or what it rehearses, but now you know. Easter Sunday is now
the day that culminates the 40 days of weeping for Tammuz. Called by many, Lent. On this day, entire denominations continue a tradition of
slaughtering the wild boar that killed Tammuz and
eating ham on Easter Sunday. There is one date that
I assure you Yahshua did not raise from the
grave, Easter Sunday. Frequently, Easter and Passover
are an entire month apart. Why, they represent the
worship of two different Gods. Easter is celebrated according
to a Pagan sun-god calendar, Passover is celebrated
according to the observance of the biblical new moon, and
the ripening of the barley in the land of Israel. Yahshua kept the feast of Passover. All of the rehearsals that
were embedded in that feast were fulfilled the year of
his death and resurrection. He was the final Passover sacrifice. His sinless blood paid the
price for our redemption. On the other hand, Easter is
a rehearsal of child sacrifice and fertility rites of
Pagan sun-god worshipers. Which celebration should you keep? That depends on which God
you serve, it’s your choice. But now you understand why
the holy one instructs us: do not learn the way of the heathen and how they worship their Gods
and then do the same to me. It is an abomination. Christmas and Easter
are not the celebrations of the birth and resurrection
of Yahshua of Nazareth, but the watered down continuation of child sacrifice festivals
that were hatched in Babylon 2,000 years before his birth. (upbeat music) We all recognize that the Pagan calendar, which has been adopted
by the Christian world, names every day of the week, and nearly every month of the year, after a Pagan God or fallen angel. But many are surprised to
see that the fourth month on the modern Jewish calendar is named after the Pagan God Tammuz. In direct violation of the Torah, thou shalt not allow
the names of other Gods to come out of your mouth. I only speak the names of Pagan Gods for the same reasons that
the prophets of Israel spoke their names, to expose
the sick, twisted traditions that we have inherited from
our disobedient ancestors. Religious schemes have been fabricated by the mind of man that have nothing to do with how God desires to be worshiped. Pop Christian culture adorns itself with the latest hip Jesus
apparel and jewelry that asks: WWJD, what would Jesus do? But seldom opens the
scriptures to find out. Yahshua found the place
where it was written, said what was written,
and did what was written. He did not make up his own
theology as he went along, he always obeyed the Torah and said that the father seeks those who
would worship him in spirit, and in the truth that was written in stone over 3,400 years ago. When we are ignorant of his instructions we naturally slip back into
Babylonian sun-god worship, while we say we are doing it for him. Israel expressed the same
ignorance of God’s ways when we built a golden calf and said, tomorrow is a feast to Yahweh. He was absolutely furious, he
wanted to incinerate us all. Occasionally I hear the
emotionally charged defense, that is not what Christmas
and Easter mean to me. But I don’t care what they mean to you, I don’t worship you! The Almighty says that it
is an abomination to him. Just as the Almighty
told Abraham in Genesis, he tells those living
at the end of the age in the Book of Revelation,
come out of Babylon. (shouts) (grunting) Throughout this series,
we will be exploring the Hebrew scriptures, both Testaments, from an Hebraic, or Jewish, perspective. The great commission was to the Jew first, and the Jewish disciples gave their lives to spread the good news of the
Messiah to the Gentile world. We are going to let the Jews
interpret the scriptures that the Jews have written, and I promise to give ample time to allow the Gentiles to interpret all the scriptures that
the Gentiles have written. I’m Michael Rood, inviting
you to join us again next time for A Rood Awakening, and I’ll see you when the smoke clears. (uplifting instrumental music) – [Announcer] For more information, visit www.ARoodAwakening.tv,
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like you in this area. (dramatic music) – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? The Road to Antioch is
an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a gift of $100 or more, you’ll also get a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
Yehovah and his attributes. Get the Road to Antioch collection, call now or visit our website
at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. (dramatic music) – In the throne room of the Almighty, Yochanan was confronted with the reality that the scroll in the hand of Yehovah had been bound with seven seals that no one in heaven or earth had the authority to
strip from the scroll. It was sealed forever, and there was no reversing the outcome. Yochanan wept, there was no hope. That scroll, the title deed to this earth, had been legally bound by Satan. Adam was originally given
the dominion of this world, but in Adam’s act of treason, his authority as the ruler of the earth was legally transferred to
Ha-Satan, the adversary, who was now, as Paul
affirmed, the God of this age. But that scroll contained
another provision that allowed the title
deed to be bought back, to be redeemed. And there was only one
person in the universe the was qualified to
exercise that redemption: Yeshua, the lamb of God. He has now received the
power and the authority, but it is going to be a bloody battle as Yeshua strips Satan of his kingdom and disappoints the plans of his minions who have bowed the knee for their piece of his new world order. (dramatic music) The book of the Revelation is written in precise chronological sequence. But there are also several
parenthetical chapters that are interjected to
show cause and effect. They tie together the
beginning and the end. The book is often confused
by those who rely on manmade chapter and verse markings and chop the scriptures into
convenient, daily devotionals. But to understand the Revelation, it must be read from beginning to end, over, and over, and over again. It is critical to understand
that when an event takes place, with the stripping of
a seal in chapter six, and then a similar event transpires with the blowing of a
trumpet in chapter 10, these are not identical
events, they are only similar. One must also have a reasonable
command of the Torah, the Prophets, the Ketuvim,
the writings, and the Gospels. If we are not hearing and obeying the words of the prophet Yeshua, Jesus, as we were commanded in the Torah, then we might as well put the book aside, it wasn’t addressed to the
casual Christian pew-warmer, or innocent bystander. It was addressed to the
servants, the doulos, the sold out bond slaves of Yeshua. The book of the Revelation
was written by Yeshua. Yochanan was just a scribe, just as Baruch was the scribe
of Jeremiah and Timothy, the occasional scribe of Paul. Yeshua wants his servants to know the things that will
be transpiring on earth before he returns to gather his saints, and later to establish his
millennial throne in Jerusalem. He does not want his
people to be blindsided by the forces of evil,
or kept in the dark. These are the things
that must come to pass, in Yeshua’s own words. I’m going to outline the
Revelation in a matter of minutes, commit it to memory, you will
need it when they take away your bible if they haven’t already. First, Yeshua appears to Yochanan and tells him to write the
things that he had just seen. The Messiah in the power and
glory of his resurrected body. Next, write the things that are now, Messiah’s message to the seven
assemblies in Asia Minor. Next he is told to write the things which shall be hereafter. Messiah then takes
Yochanan to the throne room in the day of the lord
to witness the things that must come upon the earth at the beginning of the Messianic age. In the throne room, Yochanan
watched as Yeshua stripped seven seals, in succession,
from the scroll, the title deed to the earth. With the stripping of each seal, cataclysmic events play out
on the stage of planet earth. When the seventh seal is stripped, seven angels blow seven
trumpets in succession. With each blast, specific
earth-shaking events occur. After the sixth trumpet sounds, an angel recites seven
proclamations from a scroll and it sounds like seven thunders. Yochanan is forbidden to write
the contents of that scroll because the Messiah does
not want his servants to know the details of
that which they will be required to endure. But, he is allowed to report that we are nearing the end of our trials. The angel cried out at the
conclusion of the seven thunders, there shall be no more delay! At the time that the seventh
angel sounds his trumpet, at the last trumpet, the
mystery of God will be executed. Finally, the seventh
and last trumpet sounds, and shouts from the
portals of heaven ring out. The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of Yehovah and his Messiah. He shall reign for ever and ever and ever. But, the nations were angry, because the time of
his wrath has now come. And also, the time of the righteous dead, that they should be judged, and that he should reward
his servants and prophets, and the saints, and those who
fear his name small and great. Now also has come the
time that he will destroy those who destroyed the earth. At the last trumpet, the
righteous dead are raised with incorruptible bodies, and the righteous mortals have been clothed with immortality. The saints are now gathered together on the sea of fire and glass. Then, seven angels come out of the smoke-filled holy of holies with seven bowls filled with
the wrath of almighty God. One by one, they pour out the
bowls of wrath upon the earth. We are on the sea of fire and glass to witness this spectacle. We have been saved from his wrath. But no one is allowed to
go into the heavenly temple until the smoke clears. This scene in heaven is the
fulfillment of the second Psalm. Why did the heathen rage,
and why do the people imagine such foolishness? The kings of the earth
take their rebellious stand and world rulers conspire against Yehovah, and against his anointed, saying let us break the
restraints into pieces and reject all the boundaries
they place upon us. He that sits in his throne in the heavens will laugh at them, the lord
shall mock and ridicule them. He will respond with his wrath, and enrage them with
painful, painful displeasure. And in the end, he will do as he pleases. He will set his king
upon Zion’s holy hill. After God’s wrath has
poured out upon the earth, and the smoke is cleared from the mishkan, the tabernacle in heaven, those gathered on the
sea of fire and glass dressed for the marriage
supper of the lamb. Without spotless garments,
woven of righteous deeds, no one is allowed into the
seven day feast of tabernacles in the heavenly tabernacle. When Yochanan sees the
honor of being welcomed into the marriage supper, he falls down like a dead
man at the feet of an angel. Get up, he said, this is the testimony of Yeshua to his servants. This is the reward for a job well done, and worth any pain and suffering that they may have to endure. At the end of the feast,
on Hoshana Rabbah, the last great day, Yeshua
drenches his tallit in blood, saddles his battle stallion, and the armies of heaven follow him as he takes the earth
and rules for 1000 years. After the thousand years,
the final judgment is set. And the end resurrection
brings all who have not been previously raised from the
dead before the throne. The books are open and the dead will be judged from those books. The most important is the book of life, those whose names are not found therein, they will be thrown into the lake of fire. Finally, the paradise that was
lost in Adam’s transgression will be restored on a
new heaven and earth. This is the paradise that Yeshua promised to the criminal on the cross
who repented in his final hour. This is the paradise
promised to those in Ephesus, who overcome the doctrine
and deeds of the Nicolaitans. This is paradise restored for all eternity that excludes all those
who do not want to know and refuse to obey the God of heaven. – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? The Road to Antioch is
an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a gift of $100 or more, you’ll also get a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
Yehovah and his attributes. Get the Road to Antioch collection, call now or visit our website
at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. – Yeshua strips the seven
seals from the scroll in chronological sequence so that those who would twist scripture will not be able to mislead his servants with fanciful invented tales. In Yeshua’s earlier revelation to four of his disciples
on the Mount of Olives, he told them to take
heed, pay close attention, and obey his words so that
they will not be deceived concerning the things leading
up to his return to the earth. The same is true in Yeshua’s
revelation to his servants concerning the beginning
of the Messianic age. If his servants do not heed
the warnings of Yeshua, religiously motivated deceptions will lead to overwhelming disappointment. Yeshua stepped forward,
and took the scroll from the right hand of his father. When he stripped the first seal, a roaring thunder echoed
through the universe. One of the four living
creature cried out, go! And a white horse went forth, whose rider had a bow in his hand. A crown was given to him,
and he went forth conquering and to take dominion over the earth. Isaiah’s prophecy is etched in stone at the United Nation’s headquarters. They shall beat their
swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift
up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. The globalist who pretend to ride the white horse of
peace and social justice neglected to include the
beginning of Isaiah’s prophecy. In that day, the Torah
shall go forth out of Zion, and the word of Yehovah from Jerusalem. The almighty will judge the
nations and rebuke many people according to his Torah. Not tyrannical edicts
of atheist globalists. Every charismatic leader with plans to bring us into a new world order has promised peace, prosperity, and an everlasting utopia for those who follow without questioning. Yet every one of them has
delivered death and hell to untold millions. At the onset of the Messianic age, when Yeshua begins to
strip the seven seals in preparation for his reign, Satan knows that his dominion
is soon coming to an end. As his authority is being stripped, his minions go forth
with absolute vengeance to bring about their plans
for global domination and complete tyranny over mankind. Satan chooses one to rule the earth who will not be restrained
by anyone or anything. You need look no further than
Hitler as a demonic example. Though every generation
could have interpreted their political situation into the text of the Revelation, the Revelation is specifically concerning the day of Yehovah in which
these things are initiated and move very swiftly to
their final fulfillment. All these things did not
happen in past generations, though elements of evil
happen in every generation. This is specifically concerning events at the beginning of the Messianic age in which the fall feast of the lord begin their intermediate
and final fulfillments that lead up to Yeshua ruling the earth from his millennial throne in Jerusalem. Yeshua stripped the second seal, and a second living creature shouted, go! A red horse, whose rider
was given a great sword, was also given the authority
to take peace from the earth and cause men to kill one another. The rider was given a great sword. A sword is an instrument of death, and refers to an implement of war as opposed to a guillotine
or electric chair as an implement of execution. In the war theater, a great
sword can only be interpreted according to the time period in which any war instrument is
employed on the battlefield. A great sword in the time of
the Maccabees, for example, was a literal sword,
the sword of Apollonius, the Greek general who had
plans to kill Judah the hammer, and earn for himself great honor. Vastly outnumbered,
Judah attacked the Greeks occupying Samaria, killed Apollonius, and used his great sword in
combat for the rest of his life. Likewise, David used the
great sword of Goliath as a personal combat weapon. No enemy could get near David
and remain in one piece. In the first World War,
a great sword could refer to heavy artillery, or poison gas. A great sword today could be an intercontinental ballistic missile, with multiple 30 megaton nuclear warheads. The leader of the nation of Iran has openly voiced his plan to annihilate the nation of Israel as soon as he acquires nuclear weapons. Providentially, the prophet Zechariah was already shown that
Israel would be attacked by such a devastating weapon, and washed out of the land of Shinar, modern day Iran, in the last days. If not for the promise and
protection of the one true God, the nation of Israel would cease to exist. – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? The Road to Antioch is
an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a gift of $100 or more, you’ll also get a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
Yehovah and his attributes. Get the Road to Antioch collection, call now or visit our website
at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. – Many times I’ve been asked, where is America in bible prophecy? Yet as I have traveled the globe, I’ve never heard anyone
from any other nation ask where their nation
is in bible prophecy. It seems that those living
in the United States think that the world revolves around them. It does not, the world and prophecy revolves around Jerusalem. Abraham was promised that all of the land, from the Euphrates to the Nile, belongs to the sons of Abraham, through his son Isaac and grandson Jacob. When Israel came out of Egypt, Moses was told that we
would not get all the land promised us at that time because our number was insufficient
to inhabit all the land. We would be given the
land by little and little. The ten northern tribes of
Israel, for the most part, have been scattered among the nations for more than 2,500 years. Those inhabiting the area of Judea have been scattered
for nearly 2,000 years. The nations of Israel, China, and India, are about the same age. Neither China nor India have been exiled from their homeland. Each of those nations number
more than a billion people. Even though Israel’s been scattered among the heathen for
more than two millennia, just as Moses prophesied,
it was also prophesied that they would come back into their homeland in the last days and would need all the land that was promised to their father Abraham. Their prophet Isaiah said that the Chinese would be involved in the
return of the sons of Israel after the war that would
leave the land of Israel bereft of her children. It is not unreasonable to expect that the one nation promised to be as innumerable as the sands of the sea would return to their homeland
more than a billion strong at the end of the upcoming war. Joel spoke of the war in
which the smoldering aftermath would darken the sun, stars,
and turn the moon blood red. Zechariah was shown a great sword, nuclear missiles that would level cities. The prophet Amos said, surely, the lord Yehovah will do nothing except he reveals his secret unto his servants, the prophets. To prepare the nation of Israel for the existential war
that would confront them at the onset of the Messianic age, and to prepare the
scattered remnant of Israel who will be called home in the last days, an angel was sent to the prophet Zechariah to explain a very disturbing vision. Zechariah said, I turned and looked up and saw a roll, a megilah,
flying through the sky. It was 34 feet long and
5 1/2 feet in diameter. The angel of Yehovah explained, this is the curse that will
come upon the entire land. Everyone that falsely represents me, and all who steal words from each other and implies the words come from me, will be killed by it, says Yehovah. I am the one who will bring this on. It will enter in the house of those who steal my words and
swear falsely in my name. This flying megilah will
destroy entire buildings, including the wood and the stones, and a deadly residue shall remain. Then the angel said, look closer, and I will tell you what
this flying object is. It is a flying container. This is what they look
like all over the earth. Then I saw a round weight of lead, and inside the lead was a fire, and the angel told me it was an evil fire. The lead weight and the evil fire was put into the container and covered. Then I saw another container that had wings like the wings of a stork, and it had two fires coming out of it. It lifted the first
container with the evil fire and carried it away. I asked the angel, where are they taking the container with the evil fire? The angel answered, to the
land of Shinar, ancient Persia, Babylon, Assyria, where it
will be set up on its own base. Zachariah saw and attempted to describe in the vocabulary of his day, what I’ve witnessed dozens of times. The United States Marines
stationed at Marine Barracks, Cecil Field, Florida, were tasked with the guarding of nuclear warheads in this high security installation. Decommissioned and declassified, I can now say that my job as a marine was to guard those nukes
and to escort armed convoys when the warheads were being
transported to the airfield. The nukes were loaded onto
the bomb racks of fighter jets and then transported to aircraft carriers out in the Atlantic Ocean. We stood guard, locked and
loaded in full combat gear, until those jets, with stork-like wings, and two jet fires burning, lifted those nukes off the tarmac. 1,600 years ago, when scribes
near my home in Tiberius added the vowel points to
the texts of Zechariah, they added a singular dot
to the un-voweled original which changed the pronunciation
of the letter aleph from ay, aysha, fire, to ee, eesha, woman. That one added dot changed
the entire prophecy. An evil fire encased in lead, inside a flying cylindrical container the exact size of a Scud missile set up in the land of Shinar that would be launched
against the land of Israel and completely demolish entire buildings, including the wood and stone, and leave behind a deadly residue, didn’t make much sense 2,000 years before the first airplane was invented. But now, an evil woman in a flying basket doesn’t sound that lethal. A great sword will come against the land of Israel in the last days. Peace will be taken from the earth, much bloodshed will ensue. Yeshua told us that would happen. And the aftermath will transpire exactly as he revealed to Yochanan, and to his faithful servants. But how can we know when the time of its fulfillment
is close at hand? Let’s keep reading. Not only were there no vowel points in the original manuscript of Zechariah, there were no chapter markings
or verse markings either. Keep reading. Then I turned the other
direction and looked, and I saw two mountains of brass. And out from between those two
manmade mountains of brass, I saw war chariots emerge and spread across the face of the earth. Brass is a manmade alloy. Natural geologic formations are not brass, nor do they look like brass. But the two most famous
manmade mountains of brass that actually look like brass because of their reflected color, was the World Trade
Centers in New York City that imploded on September 11th, 2001. When they came down, the
headlines across America read, America’s New War. The war chariots were
immediately released. The United States invaded the Middle East, Russia soon followed. Surely the almighty will do nothing unless he first reveals it to
his servants, the prophets. The United States of
America may have found its place in bible prophecy after all. The initiation of Zachariah’s
thermal nuclear war. It is on this bleak and
desolate Isle of Patmos that John received the revelation
of Yeshua as the Messiah, the almighty judge who will rule the earth with absolute power and authority. Though the rulers of this
world conspire against Yehovah, and against the Messiah, the Almighty will have them in derision as their plans of global dominion are incinerated before their eyes. The minions who have
bowed at the feet of Satan for their piece of the new world order will have their hopes dashed upon the rock as Yeshua destroys those who
attempt to annihilate Israel and nullify the everlasting covenant God made with his people. Yes, all of the land from
the Euphrates to the Nile belongs to the sons of Israel. Every nation that stands
against that covenant will find itself on the
battlefield against the Almighty. I’m Michael Rood, bidding
you shalom, peace, and I will see you on
the sea of fire and glass when the smoke clears. (explosion rumbling)
(dramatic orchestral music) (dramatic music) – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? The Road to Antioch is
an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a gift of $100 or more, you’ll also get a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
Yehovah and his attributes. Get the Road to Antioch collection, call now or visit our website
at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. (dramatic music) – [Announcer] This
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International today. – When did the Hebrew language originate? Well who cares, you might say. Well, anyone who believes
the bible to be true needs to know the answer, why? Because scholars around
the world are telling you that there is no way that Moses wrote the first five books of the bible. And if that’s the case,
everything else in your bible is nothing more than a story. If that offends you,
good, that means you’re in the right place at the right time tonight because the man who dispelled that myth with a brand new documentary
is with us tonight. Tim Mahoney joins us next, because it’s the end of the
sixth day, the sun has set, and this is Shabbat Night Live. (siren wails) (frenetic music) (upbeat music) – As they take this
message out into the world. (neon buzzing) – Shabbat shalom, Torah fans, welcome to Shabbat Night
Live with Michael Rood. We are now just two weeks
away from Passover 2019 and if you want to join us for that, yes, you still can,
you can join us online. Details about that are
at PassoverCharlotte.com, we have an amazing informational package from Nehemia Gordon coming
about the connection between the split rock at Rephidim, that’s the rock that Moses
struck and water gushed out, and the pool of Siloam in Jerusalem. Why we are presenting this information is because it’s important for your faith and important for the
future, so you wanna see it, sign up at PassoverCharlotte.com. Now, many say that Passover,
the story is just a myth. If so, our Passover
event is unnecessary then if Moses never really wrote
the five books of the bible. You might say that doesn’t
matter, but you’re wrong. It means everything,
it means that if Moses didn’t write the Torah, your Messiah, Jesus, Yeshua, is a liar. Because he said Moses wrote about me. It’s a controversy for sure, it’s a Moses controversy if you will, and that is the name of a new documentary, The Moses Controversy, and
we have the filmmaker himself with us again this week to
share what it’s all about, please welcome Tim Mahoney. – Good to be here, Scott. – Welcome.
– Yes, thank you. – So, very exciting, we’re
right in the crux of it, this starts next Thursday, March 14th, it’s also coming March 16th and 19th, and this is at what, several hundred theaters in the country? – Believe it or not,
it’s over 900 theaters, – 900 theaters!
– 925 theaters, so yeah. – Congratulations.
– I think our first film went well and
it’s really opened up to a lot more theaters. – This is, again, it starts next Thursday, so it’s a Thursday, a Saturday, and a following Tuesday as well. – Right, and it’s a Saturday matinee, so it’s gonna be a matinee. – A Saturday matinee,
and so all 900 theaters have agreed to do a matinee, so– – Yes, pretty much so. You can go to the website, actually at our
PatternsOfEvidence.com website, and you can click on a link and also it’s a Fathom Event,
it’s called a Fathom Event, and you can go to their
website, Fathom Events, and look up The Moses
Controversy, Patterns of Evidence, The Moses Controversy, to
learn more about the film. And you can buy tickets, so
you put your zip code in, and it tells you the
theaters that are near you. – Oh very good, okay. So now, this is, if
people recognize the name the Patterns of Evidence,
they’re, I’ve heard that before, that’s because there was
the Patterns of Evidence, the Exodus, and now this
is sort of part two. – Right.
– Now, so I guess the question is, so what if Moses didn’t write the Torah, why does this matter? – You know, I’ve actually had people say, well, who cares, what does
it really matter about this. But then you start to realize that almost all the other
scriptures are referencing back to Moses and the Exodus and the things that
happened at Mount Sinai. And the covenants that were made. So, and even if you look
at Yeshua references back to Moses, you know, and the apostles, and the apostle Paul. So if this foundation isn’t
here, it’s a house of cards. Because if, and you know
what, what’s really telling is when I talk to let’s
say a mainstream scholar who’s maybe an agnostic, they know that. They know that that’s the case, they know that if this isn’t
real then this isn’t real. – Though that begs the question then, why do they even think this,
what leads them to say, nope, he didn’t write it, I’m sorry. – Well, I think it has to go back to the last 150 years or so, there’s been a lot of
criticism of the bible, it’s called higher criticism. And they’ve criticized, it’s called the documentary hypothesis, and in the future we’re gonna be investigating that hypothesis, it’s a theory and there’s
really no evidence for it, it’s just a theory, but
everyone’s pretty much kind of, if you’re in mainstream scholarship have sort of demanded that
that’s the way they should think and that no one really
believes these things happened. That, coupled with the fact
that they weren’t finding any evidence for the stories of the Exodus at a time period around 1250 BC, that’s the time when the
Ramesses Connection was, the bible says that the
Israelites built the store cities of Ramesses and Pithom. And they knew where they were, they knew where those cities were, and when they looked, they
didn’t see the types of Israelites there nor the
destruction of those cities, or the destruction of,
let’s say like plagues and a fall in the kingdom, it
was a very prosperous time, so there wasn’t any connection, they didn’t see anything
and they didn’t see any connection in the conquest and that’s when the criticism grew even further of the bible. – So this all hinges now on when did Hebrew originate, right? – Yes.
– So, the other argument is that well, Moses could
not have written the Torah because he wrote in Hebrew
and Hebrew wasn’t there, is that what it is? – Yeah, I think as you watch the film, the Moses Controversy is going to start to basically raise the question, if I realize I was gonna search for the rod of the Exodus and go on and continue to investigate
the stories of the bible, I had to know if the document
was trustworthy, right? And you’ve, Michael’s talked about this, you know, what can we trust
about how was it written, was it translated, and what I was learning was that Hebrew didn’t
start until around 900 BC. Well, the Exodus would’ve
been 400 or 500 years earlier than that, or more. And so as you’re looking at that, ’cause I go with I believe in the 1450 biblical
Exodus date, not the 1250. And so, as we looked at that, they were saying well, Hebrew
wasn’t even in existence. And there’s no connection, so that’s when we start to uncover the beginning of a writing system, an alphabetic writing system. And it was discovered
in the Sinai Peninsula and it was discovered in areas of Egypt, but it’s from a much earlier time period. – Huh, interesting. Okay, well, so that’s an
aha moment right there, and there’s a lot of aha moments, I’ve had the privilege of
seeing it, seeing the movie, you’ve shown it to us
here at Shabbat Night Live so we can get a sense of it. Was there a defining moment for you, real quickly we just
have like a minute left, was there a defining moment
while you were filming this– – Yeah, so–
– That this, the aha moment for you.
– So here’s what happened. The aha moment for me was this, was when you start to realize that was it not just that there
was a writing system available but that it was so simple, that an alphabetic system was so simple, that it could be passed
onto your children, and that’s exactly what Moses commanded. He said write these
commands on your doorposts. – Yeah, right!
– And teach them to your children, so the key here is that this alphabet, which
became a universal tool of communicating through,
you know, around the world, starts at this time,
and I believe that it’s, I do believe that it’s
a connection to Hebrew and it begins right at the time when the Israelites are in Egypt. – And it has to be enough
so that the common man can write it on his doorposts. – And his children can read it. – Oh wow, okay, exciting stuff. Coming up, the final
episode of Michael Rood’s conversation with Nehemia Gordon about one of the most
important mistranslations of the bible, something
that skews our understanding about Yeshua’s ministry, by the way, but first, mark your calendar
with the movie night, next Thursday, March 14, to
watch The Moses Controversy. You can also watch it
on the 16th or the 19th, whenever you have time available. It’s by Tim Mahoney, it’s coming to theaters
across the country, here’s a sneak peek, take a look. – [Narrator] Moses had written down all the instructions from God as well as the history of his people, beginning with the creation of the world. – Did Moses write the Torah? Frankly, I don’t think so. – I don’t think any mainstream scholars would any longer hold that view. – If you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words? So there it looks like you
have a definitive statement from Jesus that Moses produced the Torah and he’s staking an awful
lot on that reality. – He would’ve written
in Egyptian, probably, if he had written, not Hebrew. – Hebrew is a kind of
dialect developed much later. – Though writing was possible,
most people were illiterate. And so who would’ve
written it, and for whom? There is no reading public. – [Narrator] The question
of Moses’s ability to write the first books of the bible led me to the ancient
lands of the Middle East, searching for patterns of evidence that match the biblical events. – The lord said to Moses,
write this in a book. – This is the very writing script that’s the basis of the
world’s oldest alphabet. – [Man] But when you read it, it doesn’t actually become Egyptian, it’s something quite different. – We believe there are
thousands of more documents that possibly could be found. – So that connects these
two inscriptions in time. – To the time of Joseph.
– Yes. – I wish that it were true. – It’s not science. – Whether it is or not
is a question of belief. (dramatic music) – So the question is, is
the bible a literal story of God acting in history. (neon buzzing) – The last night that Yeshua
was with his disciples, the last supper before the
Passover was sacrificed, he took bread and he took wine. He said before that Abraham
saw his day and rejoiced, but what does that mean, he
saw his day and rejoiced? Well, it was Melech Tzedek,
the king of righteousness, that brought forth bread
and wine to Abraham. He blessed the most high with a blessing that Abraham taught Yitzhak,
Yitzhak taught Yaakov, and is still spoken today
whenever bread and wine is served at a Jewish table,
whenever it is Sabbath, especially around the world, the bread and the wine are
brought forth with this blessing. (speaking foreign language) Blessed are you, Yehovah our
Elohim, king of the universe, the creator of the fruit of the vine. And Yeshua then said, blessed are you, Yehovah our Elohim, king of the universe who brings forth bread from the earth. He said this represents my body which will be broken for you. This represents my shed blood
that pays the sin penalty because of the broken covenant. As often as we do this,
as often as we do this, we do this in remembrance of him. So break the bread, share the wine, and we do this in remembrance
of him until he comes. (flames crackling) After a year of traveling
abroad and lecturing, Nehemia Gordon came to
Charlotte to spend some time and the very first evening, we
got into a topic that I said I really need you to dig
into the Book of Acts with me because there’s something
that needs to be explained as only a former Pharisee
could even understand these particular things. And so I invited Nehemia Gordon, and we’re finally getting around to the first half hour discussion that we had on that five hour night. And it’s concerning the Book of Acts. – Yeah. – And so, I’ll lay out
the foundation here. It is, the believers are in Antioch, Paul and Barnabas are there, they’re just returning from
Lystra, where Paul was stoned. Luke is up there, he’s been a
part of the synagogue up there and these believers are, you know, they speak, and Aramaic is the
language spoken in that area, and so we have a number of believers that came from Judea and
they are all up there because of the number of
Gentiles who are coming to faith, and they started in the synagogue,
in the Jewish synagogue, and so these Gentiles, these
Greeks are coming to faith. But now we have, and
I’ll read this out of the Chronological Gospels,
this is the Book of Acts, chapter 15, verse one. Certain men came down from Judea and taught the brother, saying,
unless you’re circumcised after the manner of Moses,
you cannot be saved. And so after Paul and Barnabas
had a great dissension, there’s a big argument with them, then they decide that certain of them would go down to Jerusalem,
to the apostles and elders, and ask them this question. And it says then certain spokesmen of the sect of the
Pharisees, which believed, these are believers who
were raised as Pharisees and they’re now believers, and they stood up and
said that it was necessary to circumcise the
Gentiles and command them to keep the law of Moses. And so, Nehemia, this is
going to take us all the way through into 15, and other parts, but from your perspective
as a former Pharisee, you were raised as a Pharisee,
your father’s a rabbi, going back generations of Pharisee rabbis. And so what is this saying to you, these believers who are Pharisees then making these assertions
to the believers up in Antioch? – Well, so Michael, when I first read this years and years and years ago, it was obvious what they were saying, that if you wanna be a
part of God’s covenant. In other words, if you wanna
be part of the covenant, first you have to be Jewish, you have to convert to
Judaism in a formal way. You know, the way that rabbinical Judaism and honestly even Karaite Jews generally will teach the same thing, even though it’s not
biblical and this is where I part ways from any Karaites. What they’ll teach is that to be a Jew, you have to formally be accepted, you have to appear before
a council of rabbis, for a Beit Din, and you have
to get their stamp of approval to be part of the people of Israel. And you can say you’re an Israelite, you could accept the God of Israel and the people of Israel and be circumcised until
you’re blue in the face, but unless you get that stamp of approval from this official body of rabbis, you will not be accepted
in their mind as a Jew. And it’s interesting, just thinking as I’m talking about this that if I’m not mistaken,
correct me if I’m wrong, that there are some
Christian denominations where you could go to a body of water and accept Jesus and be baptized, but they won’t consider
you a true Christian unless they baptize you. – That’s absolutely right, you
have to be re-baptized again into their denomination. – Wow, okay. So even if you were baptized
by another denomination you have to be baptized into their denomination, you’re saying. – That’s right.
– Okay. I was talking about if you
baptize yourself, so to speak. And you’re saying something
even more than what I realized, wow, so the point is that these Pharisees had a very similar concept. It doesn’t matter what
you do, what you believe, the only thing that matters
is number one, your lineage, if you were born a Jew to a Jewish family, then you’re Jewish. Or if you weren’t, then you must go through their authority to convert. And the problem that happened in the time of the Roman empire and I remember learning this decades ago at Hebrew University when I did my undergraduate degree in archeology is that you had a large
population in the Roman Empire who were referred to in
Jewish sources are God-fearers God-fearers were people
who wanted to be Jewish but there was something keeping them back from undergoing this formal process. And one of the major things
that would stop any adult male from undergoing the formal process both then and quite frankly
even today in some places, is the act of physical circumcision. You know, Michael, a while
back, a few years back, I was reading this medieval Jewish text and it was the opinion
of this one Jewish author that if you’re a Kohen,
a descendant of Aaron, that you’re not allowed
to be present in the room when an eight day old
boy is being circumcised. And you might ask, well why, why would a Kohen not be
allowed to be in the room? And the answer was
obvious in these sources, according to the Torah, Kohen
becomes ritually unclean if he’s in the same room as a dead body. And circumcision was so dangerous that even an eight year old, excuse me, eight day old boy could die, it didn’t happen all the
time, but it did happen, especially back then when infant mortality was very very high, and then I mean 200 years
ago in the western world and still today in some
parts of the world. I mean, go to Haiti and
their infant mortality is, we should be ashamed in the western world of what, you know, babies die all the time just because they’re young and weak. And so the point was if a baby would die from being
circumcised on the eighth day, then boy is that dangerous for an adult. And I had a friend in
Israel who wasn’t Jewish but believed and Yeshua
and wanted to keep Torah, and he wanted to be circumcised. He just felt in his heart that
he wanted to be circumcised and many American men
are already circumcised, he wasn’t American, he
was from South Africa. And so he asked me, will you inquire where
I can get circumcised, and I went and I asked
around and I found out, and I even contacted the mohel, the circumciser that my sisters use. My sisters between them have, I’ve lost count how many nephews. A whole bunch of nephews, and all of them use the same
man to circumcise their sons ’cause he’s the guy in
Jerusalem, the go to guy. He’s just the expert, the guy does three or
four circumcisions a day. He has a perfect record,
he’s considered one of the most skilled people in Israel, so I went and I asked this guy, he said nobody does circumcision in Israel for an adult outside of a hospital. I said, why a hospital? He said, it’s dangerous for an adult in a way it’s much more
dangerous for an adult than for a eight day old baby, and there could be complications, and if there’s hemorrhaging, guys I hate to be graphic about this, but this is the reality of
what we’re talking about, that there’s actual physical dangers to being circumcised as an adult. Now, go back in time 2,000
years to the Roman Empire where we’re dealing with rusty knives, and you have probably over a million, possibly two or three million
people in the Roman Empire who are a minority, but
they’re a large enough minority to where they’re noticed in Jewish sources and they’re clearly a
contingent in the synagogues where they’re known as the God-fearers and they wanna be part of Israel. But the main barrier keeping them back is this physical circumcision. You know, you had some man who said, well, I’m 45 years old, this’ll kill me, right? So I can’t be part of Israel, I can’t be part of God’s covenant? This is what they were
being told by the rabbis, and quite frankly, what they would be told
today by the rabbis. This is not some obscure doctrine, right, this is just fact in the Jewish world, and in some ways it’s a great
analogy or a great parallel to what you described as someone who’s baptized in one denomination has to be re-baptized in another ’cause guess what, Michael,
and this is obvious to anybody in the Jewish world, but let’s say in America, you have most men who
are actually circumcised by doctors in the hospitals, or at least in earlier generations were. If one of those people goes
to a rabbi, one of those men, and says I wanna convert to Judaism, but I’m already circumcised, the rabbi’s gonna require him
to undergo a re-circumcision. And that will, I mean, I
don’t wanna get graphic here but there’s blood involved. And the question is why, the
person’s already circumcised. Yeah, but not under the
authority of the rabbis. – [Michael] Right. – So I think that’s a lot of
what they’re talking about, that’s my take when I read
this years ago in Acts, my understanding was oh, okay, you have a bunch of God-fearers in the synagogues who
are hearing Paul preach and they’re like oh, okay, we actually believe in the
Messiah that you’re talking about and we’ve been kept at the door, we’re in the back of the synagogue being treated as second class citizens ’cause we’re not Jewish,
and we have this barrier to us becoming Jewish, and we can’t be accepted by other Jews until we’re circumcised. And Paul is saying, you know what, you don’t have to be circumcised
to come into God’s covenant and I think that’s the key
passage here in Acts 15, it appears in three
places, Acts 15, 20, 29, and then in Acts 21 that
we’ll get to hopefully. And the point there is
that you have these people who there’s, and this is, look, this is my take on it, okay? And this is after encountering many people who had, they’d come to
Israel and a lot of them are, it’s interesting ’cause they’re coming from a New Testament perspective and they say Nehemia, I’ve been going to my Messianic
congregation for years, and they won’t let me be a
member ’cause I’m not Jewish, and you don’t know how
many times I’ve heard this. – Right, right, yeah.
– Many many times. They’re not officially a member
’cause they’re not Jewish, they’re treated as a second class citizen, and boy, what an amazing parallel to the non-Messianic synagogues
in the first century, or maybe even what’s happening in Acts 15 with the Pharisees who are believers that if they’re not Jewish, they’re not a full fledged
member of that congregation. And they’re somehow considered
different and separate. And they come to me and they say Nehemia, I wanna be circumcised, and I’m like hey, first of
all guys, don’t look at me. I have no skills, I have two left thumbs. (both chuckling) Just walk away. – While you can. – What’s that?
– While you can. – Yeah, while you can, exactly. And I’ve consulted, you know, circumcisers for them, and doctors, and I’m told hey, look, this
can only be done in a hospital and it’s very dangerous,
and it has to be done under proper supervision, right? A baby, you do that, you can do that in someone’s living room, I was circumcised in my
parent’s living room in Chicago in West Rogers Park, and. – We’ve done it in our lobby here. – Oh, okay, that’s–
– Not me. – But to baby’s I’m assuming.
– Right, right, yeah. – But to adults, as a
rule at least in Israel, which is the world’s experts
on circumcision of adults, it’s only done in hospitals
’cause there’s a danger involved and so imagine in the first century where there’s really
no concept of medicine, there’s really no concept of hygiene, and these people are
being told, sorry guys, you can be part of our
congregation for 30 years and now you can even believe in Yeshua but you can’t be part of this body, you’re part of some other, separate body. You’re, you know, and I mean– – Associate members.
– Associate members is actually the term they use in some of these Messianic
synagogues, right? – THat’s right, that’s right. – So they’re being treated
as second class citizens, I think this is what Paul talks about when he refers to the one new man, right? Meaning that there’s this, he’s not saying there’s
no such thing as a Jew and no such thing as a Gentile, but when you’re joining together, I mean, the concept these Pharisees had was that first you become a Jew, and then you can become a Messianic Jew who believes in Yeshua. But first you have to be a Jew, and the way to become a Jew is
to undergo the circumcision, well, so here’s my take on this, Michael. And this will not be popular
in the rabbinical world, it won’t be popular in the Karaite world, but my take on it is, when I look at this, I mean, to me it’s the story of Abraham and the Israelites in the desert. The Israelites wandered in
the desert for 40 years, they’d heard God speak at Mount
Sinai with their own ears, and they’re wandering for
40 years in the desert, and we come to find out
suddenly, in the Book of Joshua, that these guys were all uncircumcised. – [Michael] Right. – 40 years they’re wandering in the desert and they’re not circumcised. And why weren’t they circumcised, ’cause they were traveling
and it was dangerous. They never knew if five minutes from now, or the next morning,
if the cloud would rise and they would have to follow, and all the circumcised
men, or even babies, couldn’t travel. When you’re, I don’t
wanna be graphic here, but when you’re circumcised,
there’s a recovery period, we know that from the
story of Shichem and Dinah and the daughters, you know, Shimon and Levi there in Genesis, but the point is, so for
40 years in the desert, they said okay, we gotta wait until we can come to the promised land
and be in a situation where there’s no traveling involved where there’s time for recovery. And it might only be a few days, but in the desert they never
knew that they had a few days, ’cause at any moment the cloud could rise. So they said we’re gonna wait, then when they entered the land, then it was the right time,
and then they were circumcised. And then we have the story of Abraham, he comes into the land,
he’s called out of Haran, when he’s 75 years old, and he’s not, that’s in Genesis 12, and
it’s not till Genesis 17 when he’s 99 years old, 24 years later, that he’s given the
commandment of circumcision. So for 24 years, Abraham
is walking with God, he’s Avram at the time,
right, he’s not Abraham yet. He’s Avram, he’s walking with God, he’s in fellowship with
God, he’s in covenant. But not the covenant of
circumcision because he’s not ready. ‘Cause God could’ve
said to him at any time, and it’s interesting
what did he say to him, go, you know, (speaking foreign language), go for yourself from
the land of your birth and of your fathers to
where I will show you. So Abraham was like the
Israelites in the desert, he never knew when the next situation was where he would have to get up and go. God knew, God could’ve said hey Abraham, I’ve got this thing for you, circumcision, you’re gonna be here for
three weeks recovering, don’t worry, do what I
say, do the circumcision. But instead God said you know what? My servant Abraham isn’t ripe
for circumcision quite yet. And I still love him, and I’m
still in covenant with him, and I’m still walking with him. And then I put myself, and I’m trying to have
some empathy here, Michael. You know, it’s easy for me to say everyone go out there and get circumcised, that’s real easy for me ’cause I did it when I was eight days old, and I’m told by my mother that
I pissed in the mohel’s face, I got him, that’ll teach him. But the point is I didn’t
know what was going on, I was an eight day old baby, and it just happened to
me, and it’s just a fact. But for an adult, even today
it’s not a trivial thing, it’s actually a really big deal, and I think that’s the key
to understanding Acts 15 and especially when you
read what they said there, which I hope we’ll have time to get to, I think the point there was
these Pharisees were saying oh no, those people,
they’re associate members, they can’t be part of our body. They can believe in Yeshua all they want, but they can’t really be part of it till they first pass through
our authority and become Jews, and then they can be
part of this congregation of this group of believing in Yeshua. And even James rejects that, right? I mean, even James–
– Right. – Says no, you know, it’s not just Paul. ‘Cause sometimes people
say oh, that’s Paul, he did away with a lot. James is saying this, so
can we read what James says for the Gentiles? – Yeah, let’s set the context a little bit with Peter back here because this is years after
Peter was sent to Caesarea, the household of Cornelius,
these were God-fearers according to the standard at the time. They’re praying to God three times a day and when Cornelius was told
to send his soldiers down and to find Peter and have him speak, while Peter was just speaking to them it says that they all spoke in tongues just like they had on
the day of Pentecost, so Peter said who was I to withstand God, he would never would’ve
baptized or mitzvahed these Gentiles, you know,
because they hadn’t gone through this process, you know,
of being accepted as Jews. But yet they saw that God had worked in these Gentiles already, and so when you’ve got other
Pharisees who are believers who are saying no,
they’re not really saved, they can’t be saved unless they do that, Okay, now we’re gonna get,
Barnabas and Paul are gonna come down to Jerusalem and
there’s gonna be a cat fight here and James is gonna have
to step in on this. – You know, and I wanna
try as much as I can to stay out of Christian theology, right, ’cause to be saved and
what all that means, I’m Jewish, I gotta stay outta that right? – [Michael] okay. – You know, people can work
that out for themselves in the New Testament, fear and
trembling, prayer and study which I believe in general. But I’m just thinking as
you’re describing this, the Pharisees are saying
they can’t be saved, and the meaning of the name Yeshua is Yehovah Yoshiah, Yehovah saves, that’s the meaning of his name, he bears that name, the
name Yehovah Yoshiah, Yehovah is the one who saves. And what the Pharisees are really saying is because these people
are not circumcised, and haven’t gone through the hoops that we’ve set up for
them to jump through, they can’t have any part in
Yeshua in this salvation, in this Yehovah Yoshiah salvation. Because first they need to be Jews and then they can get saved as Jews, so I think that’s really
an interesting image there. And then what we have in Acts 15 in response to that attitude is what’s called the
Jerusalem Council, right, that’s how it’s referred to as today. And there’s a lot of different
views about what that is, do we have time to just
quickly read what they said– – Let’s do it, and then we’re
gonna have to take a break. As a matter of fact, we’re
gonna take a break right now because I don’t wanna interrupt where Nehemia’s going on this, I’ve been waiting three weeks
to be able to get to this for you folks, so stay tuned here, we’ve got a word for you, our sponsors. (spiritual instrumental music) The contention between
the Pharisees who believed and Paul and Barnabas and the believers, the Gentile believers in Antioch, finally resulted in the
cat fight as I call it, other people call it
the Jerusalem Council, but finally when they were
about to come to blows, then James then spoke up. And he quotes the prophet Amos. It says, to this, do the
words of the prophet agree. As it is written, after this I will return and I will build again
the Tabernacle of David which is broken down,
and I will build again the ruins thereof and I will set it up that the residue of men
might seek after the lord, which from Amos is Yehovah,
seek after Yehovah, and all the Gentiles upon
whom my name is called saith Yehovah who does all these things. So obviously from Amos, his
perspective and his prophecies, the Gentiles are going
to be part of this thing, in this very thing of rebuilding
the tabernacle of David which we find that Jeremiah’s the one who hid the tabernacle of David. – Well, my point last time, Michael, is we were talking about
Abraham who, for 24 years, walked with God without being circumcised. We have the Israelites
for 40 years in the desert who walked with God, even heard
him directly at Mount Sinai, without being circumcised, certainly all the new
generation who was born wasn’t circumcised. And my point there was
that God waited for them until it was the right time for them. And when it was the right time for them, then they were circumcised. And my point here is
as I read this in Amos and as I think they
understood this in Acts 15, I think the point there is that, what they’re saying to the
Pharisees is, you know, you’re imposing this standard upon people which the bible, the Tanakh itself doesn’t impose upon people, and quoting Amos about the Gentiles over whom my name has been called. So if Amos said there’s a
function for those Gentiles within God’s plan, you
know, within God’s plan, how dare you keep them out and say that they have to jump through these hoops to be part of God’s plan. Amos said it, why isn’t
that good enough for you? I think that’s the
response to the Pharisees, and then in Acts 15:19, we
then have the Jerusalem Council issuing this decree, so to speak. It says therefore I have
reached the decision that we should not trouble those Gentiles who are turning to God. – That’s right, King James says turn, but no, it’s who are turning, it’s a process, turning to God. – Yeah. But I think the key for
me here is the trouble. But we should write to them to, and then it’s a list of things and there’s different versions of it, we don’t have time to get into that right. But basically, you know, many
versions read four things to abstain only from
things polluted by idols, from fornication, for whatever has been strangled and from blood. We could have a whole teaching
on what those four things are but basically it’s look guys, if you, and we’ll read verse 21,
okay, let me read that. For in every city for generations past, Moses had had those who proclaim him for he has been read aloud
every Sabbath in the synagogues. So I think, here’s what
they’re telling the people. Look, we’re not gonna trouble you, we’re not gonna keep you out of the door, from entering in and becoming
part of this movement if you believe. We know you’re going to
synagogue every week, you’re gonna hear Moses
proclaimed in the synagogue, and you’ll know what to
do and in the right time where you feel led to do these things based on what you hear
read in the synagogue, you’ll know if you need
to be circumcised or not, if that’s feasible in your time. And until then, look,
here’s four things we gotta, these things can’t wait. We can’t have, and mainly because they– – Now, is he quoting
a standard in a Torah? I mean, he’s not pulling
this out of a hat here. – I mean, we could have a whole discussion about where he gets these,
that’s a whole big teaching. But I think some of these
things are kinda no-brainers. You can’t be eating things
that are sacrificed to idols, this was a big issue at that time. And today people have a
hard time understanding what does that mean,
something polluted by idols, what does that mean? So in the ’80s I was invited
once to this banquet, and it was a vegetarian banquet, so I could eat everything there I thought and I said, you know and it was free food, and I said to this person, why
is there all this free food, what’s going on, I mean these
strangers are inviting me, and they said oh no, no, no, this food has been dedicated to Krishna, and since Krishna can’t eat it, the people who come consume
it on Krishna’s behalf and it’s a ritual of consumption, but the food’s free, I’m like no no no, that’s idolatrous food, you’re
asking me to participate in food sacrifice to an idol and therefore I’m
participating in idolatry, I can’t do that. And so I think that’s the message here, that when I encountered this in the ’80s in the United States it was a rare thing, but this was the standard
thing that would happen, you had all these temples
in the Greek cities, they would slaughter the meat, well, the statue of Zeus can’t eat it, so now we sell it on the market for cheap. The statue of Dionysus can’t eat it, we sell it on the market for cheap. And they were flooded with this food that had been sacrificed to idols and they’re saying look,
guys, we know where you live this is a big issue, so we need
you to focus on these things that are immediate issues, you’ll hear the rest in
the synagogue, right, this might be a bit
complicated and nuanced. You know, and things
like, I mean, fornication. And like I said, we could talk about each one of these things in entire study, I think most people
understand that correctly as sexual immorality,
Leviticus 18, Leviticus 20. Whatever has been strangled,
that’s an interesting statement because, I mean, my understanding of that is that the ancient Israelite way
of slaughtering animals, they would cut the throat and
that’s how most people today in many societies still kill animals. But the Greeks were doing something where they were strangling an animal. And so the lifeblood wouldn’t flow out until after it had
congealed and it was dead, that’s the standard explanation of this that I’ve heard at least, and there’s maybe other explanations, it’s fine to discuss those. And so you would be eating an animal that still has blood in its veins, you know, whereas if
you eat a normal animal its throat is cut, you know,
then you’re good, right? But they were strangling
animals in the Greek world so that was a specific
problem to that culture. And from blood, the question
is what does that mean, does that mean murder? Probably not, I don’t think they needed to be told not to murder,
that was pretty obvious. What they needed to be
told was not to eat blood which is actually, that’s in Genesis nine, that’s a covenant to Noah and his descendants not to eat blood. So these are some basic
things to get them started as people who are coming
out of complete Paganism, and then after that go to the synagogue and we have the Torah portion, you’ll hear Moses preached, you’ll hear Moses read in the synagogue, and you’ll know from
Moses what to do, right? And as you’re convicted to do that, in your heart, you’ll do it, right? We don’t need to spoonfeed
you every single one of the 613 Pharisee commandments, you’ll hear the real
commandments from Moses. That’s my take on this, and I
don’t know what your view is. – Well, we’re dealing with Antioch, we’re dealing with the synagogue there that Greeks are going into
the synagogue already. So this is not, this
is no new news to them for them to be able to go
into the synagogue, okay, no idolatry, you know,
no sexual immorality, we don’t wanna have to protect
our wives and daughters from you guys coming in. – Well there’s another aspect to that in that one of the ways you
would worship at the temples going back to the time
of the Torah, right, is you would go to the
temple prostitute, right? So a lot of times in the Tanakh where you see the word prostitute, it’s not a normal word for
prostitute, which is zonah, it’s the word kedeshah. Kedeshah is a temple harlot, and the concept was that
you would go to the temple, you would make an offering
of money to the God, and then you, how do I put
this in kind, in clean words, for a family audience. You would interact with
the temple prostitute and that was seen as a holy union between the God and the Goddess, right? At least that’s what they
told their wives, right. No, but they really believed this, right? They believed this so much that there was this Roman emperor, this Roman emperor who started out actually as a high
priest of the Canaanites, and there was a military coup, his name was Elagabalus,
and he comes to Rome, and as a high priest of the Canaanites, he finds the vestal virgins, and he says oh, I know
what I’m supposed to do. I’m supposed, they’re temple
prostitutes, I get it. And he went into the temple
of the vestal virgins and he did what a Canaanite would do. He entered into the holy union with them, and this was a scandal in Rome that got him assassinated
eventually, right, because they couldn’t understand how somebody would be so you know, blasphemous
from their perspective. The vestal virgins were
supposed to remain virgins, whereas in the Canaanite world, virgin was the state of the Goddess, but you would have relations
with the temple prostitute as this holy act, in their mind. And so you have these people in Antioch who are part of the Canaanite world, Greek but also Canaanite,
they’re like look, guys, I know what you’ve been taught
from the time you’re children that this is a holy act, it ain’t holy. Stay away from this porneia,
from this sexual immorality, you’ll hear more details
about that in the synagogue but this is one of the key issues that we need to get you started on because in your culture
that you’re coming from, even if they’ve maybe been
coming to the synagogue for a while, it might
not have been obvious, so we just gotta lay some ground rules, the rest you’re gonna hear
from Moses in the synagogue. And look, he doesn’t say
don’t murder and don’t steal ’cause those are, everyone
knows not to murder and steal. But they had been trained in their culture that what the Torah considers to be evil is actually righteousness,
and it was those things that I think they’re
pointing to here in Acts 15, this engaging with the temple prostitutes, and eating blood, and participating
in sacrifices to idols, no, no, no, guys, don’t
even touch that stuff. The stuff that you’ve been told that, you know, it’s like Isaiah says, good is evil and evil is good, you’ve been told this evil stuff is good and you need to be, you know. What you know intuitively to be evil, you’ve now been told is good, guys, it actually is
evil, stay away from that. But that’s my take on it, so. And you know, there’s other
ways to interpreting it, there’s entire books that have
been written on this passage so I don’t know that we’re gonna
solve it here is 20 minutes but yeah, here’s the key part for me that I wanna hear your
view on this, Michael, is verse 21, which is a part about, ’cause I think many Christians say for in every synagogue
for generations past Moses had those who proclaim him for he’s been read aloud every
Sabbath in the synagogues and many Christians read that and I think they hear, oh, yeah, don’t worry about Moses
and anything he says, because there’s people who
read him in the synagogue, you don’t have to worry
about anything he says. But I don’t think that’s
what they meant here in the Jerusalem Council,
what’s your take on it? – The situation is that those
Gentiles are turning to God, okay, they’ve been
living in a Pagan world, they’re turning to God,
they’re hearing Paul, Barnabas, they’re hearing Luke,
they’re hearing Alexander, the son of Simon of Cyrene,
he’s there at that synagogue. And so these people coming
from a Pagan background, from a Greek background, now okay, if they can control themselves, if they really are turning to God, then this is the
baseline, now you come in, and now you’re gonna hear
Moses talk in the synagogue. Yeshua said do not think that I’ve come to destroy the Torah of the prophets, I did not, I came to fulfill. No one jot or one tittle’s gonna pass from the Torah till all is fulfilled, and we know that the
Torah and the prophets, there are a lot of things yet to be fulfilled in scripture. And so, you know, this is
where the foundation is and it’s gonna be, you’re
gonna be learning about this. They’re turning. – Right, so this is basically
kinda the first step, these four basic things to get
you started in the synagogue and then you’ll hear the rest, from the weekly Torah portion essentially, which they heard in the synagogue. What confirms this for me,
that this is the context, or that this is the meaning
of what the Jerusalem Council is saying is when this is repeated, it’s in Acts 15:29, but then
also appears in Acts 21. – Ah, let’s go there.
– Can we go back to 21? let’s go there.
– Okay. And I’m gonna let you set
the context here of Acts 21, I don’t think we have time
to read the whole thing but maybe we’ll have
to continue next time. Let’s see. But, I wanna get to Acts 21:25, that’s ultimately what
I’m trying to get to. But we have to start off with
Paul arriving in Jerusalem and they’re like, okay, you know, Paul, there’s a lot of people
who are upset with you. Let’s see, where do we find that. They’ve been told about
you, this is verse 21, Acts 21:21, that you teach all the Jews living among the Gentiles
to forsake Moses. And that you tell them not
to circumcise their children to observe the customs. I just wanna, I wanna stop
here for a minute, guys. There are Jews who are
gonna watch this program, Jews who aren’t Messianic,
who aren’t Christians, and they’re gonna hear what I
said in the previous segment about circumcision and
the 24 years of Abraham and the 40 years of the
Israelites in the desert, and they’re gonna say
Nehemia’s teaching Gentiles they don’t need to keep
the Torah of Moses, that’s what they’re gonna hear. – Right, that’s what they’re gonna hear.
– They’re gonna hear that because they’re filtering it
through their own terminology and their own concepts rather than actually listening to what I said, right? – That’s my point of the
Pharisees who become believers, they’re still gonna filter things through their entire culture,
Rabbinic Judaism at the time. – Oh, absolutely. You know, you could have
a conversation today with an Orthodox Jew,
and you talk about Torah, and he’ll say, but the Torah
forbids, and the Torah commands and you say where is that in the Torah. Oh, well it’s not in
the five books of Moses, it’s in the Talmud, or it’s in the (speaking
foreign language). – The oral Torah.
– It’s in the oral Torah, right, or it’s an injunction
established by rabbis, or it’s tradition, and all of that can be collectively referred to
in everyday speech as Torah and Jews often will have a difficult time distinguishing between those. And I’ve had conversations with people where I’m like hey, that’s
actually not written in Leviticus or Numbers or Deuteronomy. The origin of that is a 13th
century tradition of rabbis, not even commanded by the rabbis, but just a tradition that’s taken hold, and the response I get is like, oh, well you’re splitting
hairs, it’s all Torah. Right, it’s all binding upon us, maybe it’s binding in different ways, but we’re all required to
carry these heavy burdens. And you know this is the Pharisee conception
to this day, right, and the average person certainly
doesn’t necessarily know those subtle distinctions, and I guess they’re not that subtle, the difference between something in the Talmud and in the Tanakh
to me is a really big deal. But if somebody heard
that who believed, hey, all of this is Torah,
everything any rabbi ever said, that’s considered Torah, and then you had somebody
come along and say hey, you don’t have to actually do that. I’ll just give you a
really simple example, I know we’re running out of time. But there’s a, it’s
kind of a crazy example. We might have to come back
and continue this next time, can we do that, Michael?
– We can do that. – Okay, ’cause Acts 21 is so important, I wanted to get to verse
25 for the last four weeks and we didn’t get to it, that’s
what I read to start with. But let me just give you
a really simple example. So there is a discussion
in the Jewish world, I’ll give you a really easy example, no one will have a hard time with it. It says in the Torah three times, I talked about this in my book, Hebrew Yeshua versus the Greek Jesus, and we did a video about this, became Raiders of the Lost Book, and it’s still available, guys. – It’s absolutely essential,
that’s foundational to understand the gospel of the kingdom. – I think so, even though I’m
the one who’s presenting it, so I’m biased, but and one of
the things I talk about there is it says three times in the Torah, (speaking foreign language), do not boil a kid in its mother’s milk. Now, if somebody asks me, Nehemia, am I allowed to eat a cheeseburger,
I would say absolutely. As long as the cheese is
biblically permissible and the burger is biblically permissible. There is no prohibition whatsoever to take the cheese, slap it
on the burger and eat it, in fact it’s delicious, I
do it, it’s perfectly fine. If an Orthodox Jew heard me say that he would say oh, Nehemia’s teaching against the law of Moses. – Right.
– Nehemia’s telling people they don’t have to keep the Torah, Nehemia’s telling people they’re allowed to eat unclean food, un-kosher food. What I’m actually saying is hey guys, I read the bible myself, and it doesn’t say what you claim it said. And I wonder if this isn’t
what’s happening with Paul. You have these people who
have these traditions, they have these practices, and those are superimposed on the Torah, some of them actually predate the Torah and boy that’s a controversial
thing to say, but they do. There are things forbidden in the Torah that were the practices
that the Israelites brought from Egypt that Jews were still
doing in the first century, and some of them they still do today. Things that in a sense, not in a sense, they predate the time of Moses and therefore the Torah forbade them and we still do them today and we say: ♪ Tradition, tradition ♪ We say it’s a tradition to do it. Yeah, a tradition the
Torah specifically forbade. So you have these things that, people have a hard time
distinguishing that and Torah and I think that’s why the
people are looking at Paul and saying he’s teaching
against the Torah of Moses. – That’s right. Now, he was a Pharisee,
he was raised at the feet of Gamaliel, flower of his generation, memorized the Torah, and he is, really, if he’s listening to
what Yeshua had to say, Yeshua vehemently and repeatedly deliberately violated
rules and regulations invented by the Pharisees
and just threw them, those rules and
regulations, in their face, and didn’t do it, and that is what, well you so beautifully put it. You know, the washing of the hands, all these things.
– Acts 15, and Mark 7, and guys, go look at it in the Hebrew Yeshua
versus the Greek Jesus. – And so for Paul to
continue on that same thing, so he could be speaking
against the customs but he wouldn’t be speaking against the actual Torah of Moses. But their interpretation.
– Well also, customs is a term that’s ambiguous, ’cause customs could be
(speaking foreign language), which is a manmade
tradition, or it could be (speaking foreign language)
which we usually translate as a judgment, but it’s
a category of commandment that also can be translated as customs. And it’s used in that sense in the Tanakh and so the point is that customs is this ambiguous term
in Greek and Hebrew, well we would know from the context what they’re talking about, and I think this is what they were accusing Paul of violating,
of teaching against. He doesn’t have to, you know, not to circumcise their
children or observe the customs, hey guys, you don’t need to do this. I don’t think that’s what Paul was saying. I don’t think that’s what the
Jerusalem Council was saying, although you know, I
say to the people hey, I’m not a Christian, work
it out for yourselves in fear and trembling
with prayer and study before the creator of the universe, but look at the evidence
and decide for yourself. And if you’ve never heard this
other possible interpretation which I think many people,
I’m not the first one to say this about Acts 15 or Acts 21, many people have said this
who are studying these things and trying to understand the
Hebrew roots of their faith, I think this is a common understanding. But I think a lot of Christians have never heard this perspective. – Yeah, now, you’ve got
something else to bring concerning the Book of Acts, and that’s gonna take
us over into also John, and John chapter five, you’ve gotta come back–
– Okay. – We’ve gotta continue on with this because ladies and gentlemen, there’s great revelation, great
unfolding of the scriptures, as Daniel said, or the angel
Gabriel said to Daniel, knowledge will increase,
men will run to and fro, and as Nehemia has run to and
fro from the land of Israel, and now knowledge is increasing and we see this is just
not on the internet, this is knowledge of God’s word and how it applies for our lives. Join us again next week
for Shabbat Night Live, and we’re gonna take you, join us, you have to be here for Passover, because now we’re gonna be able to expand into the whole thing. Nehemia, would you please close in prayer with the Aaronic blessing? – Yes, Yehovah, thank you so much for giving us your precious Torah, and bringing your name
to the world, Yehovah, thank you so much for this opportunity for people to come and hear
your word read in the synagogues every Shabbat, and now they
can even read it online in this wonderful opportunity
for communication. (speaking foreign language) Amen.
– Amen. Well, Shabbat shalom to
our fans, shavua tov, have a good week. Next week, we’re going
to have Tim Mahoney, Patterns of Evidence, the
man who did the movie, and he’s going to be releasing a new movie come time of Passover,
but then right after that we’re gonna be back with Nehemia Gordon to launch off for the Passover weekend. This is something you don’t want to miss. We’ll see you then. (gentle instrumental music) (film reel whirring) – Yeshua prophesied that there would be just one sign of his authenticity. One sign from heaven
that he was the prophet of whom Moses prophesied,
the true Messiah. That one sign is the sign
of the prophet Jonah. Yeshua said, just as Jonah was
three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so he would be three days
and three nights in the grave and raised from the dead on the third day. The Jonah code is Yeshua’s most repeated prophetic statement in the gospels. And the most ignored prophesy
in the history of Christendom. But it is no wonder, Einstein
himself could not get three days and three
nights between Good Friday and Easter Sunday morning. This is the greatest story never told, it’s all about Yeshua, the
prophet, the promised Messiah. (upbeat music) Join me here in the land of Israel as we take a chronological and archeological journey
through the gospels. You have never seen
anything like this before. I’m Michael Rood, prepare
for a Rood Awakening. (dramatic instrumental music) 20 years ago, I walked
into the Jaffa Gate, pondering how I was going to
survive for the next 40 days. I’d arrived in Jerusalem four days earlier and checked into Petra Hostel, which was now the rundown
building where General Allenby set up his headquarters in 1917. I walked through that gate
with $10 in my pocket. My room was broken into the previous day and nearly everything was stolen except for a single $10 bill folded up in my return plane ticket,
set 40 days into the future. Fortunately, I paid
for my room in advance, so I had a place to stay
for the next two weeks, but I was uncertain how I would eat. An Orthodox rabbi in a long
black coat and dusty Borsalino approached me with a handbill
without saying a word. The headline on the half
sheet of paper read, $10,000 reward to any Christian who can answer these 10 questions
from the Christian bible. How providential, I thought, I could really use $10,000 right now. I sat down on the wall in
front of David’s Citadel and began to decipher the 10 statements. My hopes for a quick 10 grand were dashed when I realized these questions
were undoubtedly written by Jewish lawyers who had
no intention of handing out bundles of cash to visiting strangers. The questions were obviously authored by those who are very aware of the problems in the English bible. It was also clear that
the purpose of the reward was to pose questions
that would effectively shut the mouths of the Christians who’d come to Israel to convert Jews. The question? Show from the Christian bible that Jesus is any relative of King David. First we need to understand that our evidence must
stand up in a court of law. Not unsubstantiated theories
of seminary professors. I needed evidence that would
put 10 grand in my pocket, or I don’t eat for the next 40 days. Secondly, we must
recognize that the Messiah coming from the loins of King David was not only a requirement established by the Hebrew prophets, it was an eternal promise
made by the Almighty to King David. In Psalm 132:11, Yehovah
has sworn truth to David. He will not turn from it. From the fruit of thy body
will I set up thy throne. 2 Samuel 7:12. Thus saith Yehovah Tze’Vaot to David, when your days are fulfilled, and you sleep with your fathers, I will set up and will
establish your kingdom from the seed which shall
proceed out of your bowels. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the
throne of his kingdom forever. 2 Chronicles, 13:5, by a covenant of salt, Yehovah gave the Kingdom
of Israel to David, to him, and to his sons forever. Jeremiah 23:5, behold, the
days come saith Yehovah that I will raise unto
David a righteous branch, a king shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment
and justice in the earth. Boring as they may seem
to the casual reader, there is a reason for the
seemingly endless chapters of begottens in the bible. But genealogical proofs are
paramount to inheritance claims. And this genealogy is the claim
to the throne of King David. Yeshua is called the son of
David by numerous individuals, including Matthew and several demon-possessed social outcasts, but that is not proof that
he is the son of David. The Messiah must be the son of David, it is not a figure of speech, but rather a Messianic expectation and legal requirement based
on ancient prophecies. In Matthew, chapter one verse 20, we read from the King James version, the angel of the lord
appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife for that which is conceived
in her is of the holy spirit. It is true that Joseph, the
espoused husband of Miriam, is the son of David, but
Yoseph is not related to Jesus. Matthew tells us that Yeshua was conceived by the holy spirit. Luke tells us that Yoseph
was Yeshua’s supposed father. In Luke three, verse 23, we read: Jesus himself began, speaking
of beginning his ministry, being about 30 years of age, being as was supposed the son of Yoseph, which was the son of Eli. Yoseph ben Eli, the
supposed father of Yeshua, is directly related to King David. His lineage goes back
to David’s son Nathan, and then all the way back to Adam. But being the supposed father of Yeshua does not prove anything. An unrelated, adopted son
is neither from the bowels nor the fruit of the body of the adopting father’s ancestors. Luke is actually a text
that proves that Yeshua is not the offspring of King David. Stop, I know what you’re thinking if you have attended a
Gentile Christian seminary. Your professors told you that
Luke details Mary’s lineage. That is nonsense, read
the text, in any language. Miriam is neither mentioned nor implied. In a court of law, you could
only prove what the text says. In English, Greek, and Aramaic, it says that the supposed father of Yeshua was a man named Yoseph,
who descended from Eli, who descended from
Nathan, the son of David. Luke records the lineage of Yoseph, the supposed father of
Yeshua, Miriam’s husband. Furthermore, what anyone
supposed or assumed is immaterial to the case. If you were taught that
Luke was Mary’s lineage, it is because there is no
lineage of Yeshua to King David in the modern Christian bible. Hence, the $10,000 reward! It took me 17 years and
a lot more than $10,000 to find the answer, stay with me. The Book of Matthew contains the only other genealogy in the gospels. If the answer cannot be found here, Yeshua cannot be the Messiah. – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. They earned a following
of their own by now, and they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. At Antioch, they are asked
to speak in the synagogue. – And after the reading of
the Torah and the prophets, the leaders of the synagogue said to them, men and brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. – [Announcer] This month,
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chronological order of events in Yeshua’s ministry, he states that Yoseph ben
Eli, Miriam’s husband, was the supposed father of Yeshua. The word supposed is in
itself an interesting story. Yoseph and Miriam were
espoused to each other. To break that bond requires
a get, a bill of divorcement. Before they came together
as husband and wife, Miriam was told that she would become pregnant by the holy spirit. And that an elderly relative
living in a distant village was six months pregnant. Miriam hastily assembled a travel party and made a week-long cross country journey to the hill country of Judea, where the word of the angel
was miraculously confirmed. Miriam stayed with
Elisheva for three months and then returned home,
three months pregnant. When Yoseph found out, he
intended to divorce her. But being instructed by the angel, Yoseph named the child Yeshua, and raised him as his step-son. Everyone in the village of Nazerat supposed that Yoseph and Miriam got together before her road trip. The rumor of his illegitimacy followed Yeshua into his adult life. In one of his many heated
confrontations with the Pharisees, they derided him, we be
not born of fornication, clearly implying that he was. The Book of Matthew contains the only other genealogy in the gospels. If the answer cannot be found here, Yeshua cannot be the Messiah. In Matthew 1:1 of the King
James version, we read, the book of the generation
of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. The word book is not
what we picture today. This is a codex. What Matthew wrote was a scroll, like this Torah scroll but smaller. It was written by a
Levite, a trained scribe. It was penned on the hides of sheep and he wrote it in Hebrew. This fact is attested to by the historians of the first four centuries. It is Matthew’s genealogy that claims that Yeshua is the
Messiah, the son of David. At the close of Matthew’s genealogy, verse 17 states, so all the generations, from Abram to David, are 14 generations. And from David until
the exile into Babylon are 14 generations. And from the exile into
Babylon unto Messiah are 14 generations. This numeric linguistic device, three sets of 14 generations, ensures that nothing can be either added or subtracted from the text without announcing the error. It is an internal masorah or
fence around the information that protects it from
intentional tampering or careless mistranslation. Verses two through six detail the lineage from Abraham to King David. This lineage can be
checked against the Torah and Ketuvim, the other
Ancient Hebrew writings. There are exactly 14
generations from Abram to David. Verses six through 11 detail the lineage from David to the exile into Babylon. This lineage can also be
checked against the Ketuvim. As stated, there are
exactly 14 generations. Verses 12 through 16
detail the generations from the exile into
Babylon until the Messiah. But when we check this
lineage against the Ketuvim, we see that three kings are
missing from the lineage, why? The internal masorah states
that there are three sets of 14, not every generation is named, but every generation
that is named is counted. If all the generations were named, there would be 17
generations in the third set. But in checking the Ketuvim, we see that the ancestral
lineage to King David is intact, and that is the point of the lineage. This omission of generations is common in the Hebrew scriptures. Matthew is not breaking any rules. In Zechariah 1:1, Zechariah is listed as the son of Berechiah,
the son of Iddo the prophet. But in the Book of Ezra, Zecharyah is listed as the son of Iddo, completely omitting the generation
of his father Berechiah. This omission emphasizes that
Zecharyah was in the lineage of a recognized prophet. This is not an error, but
a common linguistic device in the Hebrew scriptures that is employed when the full genealogy appears elsewhere. The Book of Esther tells us that Mordechai was the son of Yair, the son
of Shimei, the son of Kish. More than 400 years of ancestry are deliberately bypassed
because the point of the lineage is to show the relationship
of Mordechai the Jew to King Saul’s disobedience
in not executing the Amalekite king Agag and his family. Saul’s name is expunged from the lineage, Saul’s father Kish was not at fault. Saul’s son Shimei was not at fault for the eventual rise of Haman, the Agagite, to exterminate the Jews. Just as with the lineage
of Mordechai back to Kish in the Book of Esther, the internal fence in the Book of Matthew was erected by a holy man of God who was moved by the holy spirit to do so. The Almighty knew that the
lineage would be tampered with. And any discrepancy would
be obvious in any language into which Matthew’s
record was translated. If the reader could count to 14. Now, in verse 12, abbreviated. After they were exiled to Babylon, Jechoniah who begat Shealtiel,
who begat Zerubbabel, who begat Abihud, who begat
Eliakim, who begat Azor, who begat Zadok, who begat
Achim, who begat Eliud, who begat Eleazar, who begat
Matthan, who begat Yaakov, and Yaakov begat Yoseph,
the husband of Miriam of whom was born Yeshua,
who is called Messiah. Counting the generations listed, we find that Yaakov is
the 11th generation, making his son Yoseph the 12th generation. Yoseph, being the husband of Miriam, is in the same generation. Miriam is the mother of Yeshua, making Yeshua the 13th generation. It is impossible to squeeze out more. Again, according to the
genealogies in the Christian bible, Yeshua is not related to King David and is not a legal heir to the throne and therefore cannot be the Messiah. But we’ve discovered another problem, Matthew cannot count to 14, or can he? We will need to dig deeper than is allowed by an English translation
of a Greek translation of an Aramaic translation of a book that Matthew originally wrote in the Hebrew language. – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. They’ve earned a following
of their own by now, and they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. At Antioch, they are asked
to speak in the synagogue. – And after the reading of
the Torah and the prophets, the leaders of the
synagogue then said to them, men and brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. – [Announcer] This month,
Michael Rood digs deep into what it means to
give your life to Yeshua. In the Road to Antioch,
you will see the beginnings of a great division that exists today and centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? – Their burnt offerings or sacrifices will be accepted on my altar, for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people. – [Announcer] The Road to Antioch is an exclusive teaching
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Clement of Alexandria, Cyril, Epiphanius, Irenaeus,
Origen, and Jerome. Early church historians
of the 2nd and 4th century all concurred with the statement
of Papias, John’s disciple. Matthew wrote his gospel
in the Hebrew language. And several did their
best to translate it. The Greek version of the Book of Matthew was translated from secondary
Aramaic manuscripts. Aramaic phrases remain intact
in the body of the Greek text. Also, Greek quotations are
not from the Greek Septuagint but loose translations from the Aramaic. The Aramaic paraphrases
quotations from the Tanakh while the Ancient Hebrew
texts of Matthew’s gospel contains verbatim quotes
from the Hebrew scriptures. Most of the indecipherable constructions in the Greek text of Matthew are simple Hebrew figures of speech that could not be accurately reflected by the Greek language or culture. To get to the $10,000 reward, we will need to dig deeper than is allowed by an English translation
of a Greek translation of an Aramaic translation of a book that Matthew originally
wrote in the Hebrew language. The Ancient Hebrew Matthew allows us to correct the mathematical,
and genealogical errors that crept into the modern text. Because of the other problems that exist in the Greek version of Matthew, I went to a Hebrew University
scholar, Nehemia Gordon, to assist me in textual research that was outside of my field of expertise. In the course of his investigation, Nehemia Gordon discovered 14 manuscripts of the Ancient Hebrew Matthew in the covert archives of Jewish scribes. Texts that were unknown
to the Christian world. Over a 10 year period,
Nehemia has located a total of 28 manuscripts of the
Ancient Hebrew Matthew. And two of the oldest
extant manuscripts contain the genealogy of Yeshua. Both of these handwritten
manuscripts clearly read, Yaakov begat Yoseph, the father of Miriam of whom was born Yeshua,
who is called Messiah. Yoseph of thee, Miriam. Yoseph the father of Miriam. Yaakov is the 11th generation, his son Yoseph, the 12th generation, Miriam his daughter the 13th, and Yeshua, Miriam’s son, the 14th generation. It turns out that Matthew can count to 14. It was clear, even in the
English text of the gospels, that Yoseph ben Yaakov
mentioned in Matthew 1:16 and Yoseph ben Eli sighted in Luke 3:23 were two different men with
two distinct genealogical lines back to King David, yet they both bear a very common Israelite name. Yoseph ben Eli has three
grandfathers by the same name. And for Miriam to marry
a man who happens to have the same name as her
father, is rather common. Now, with the Ancient Hebrew Matthew, we have the genealogy
of Miriam bat Yoseph, Yeshua’s only earthly parent. We have exactly 14 generations from Yeshua to the
carrying away into Babylon. We have Yeshua as the
direct descendant of David through the king line of Solomon. And finally, Yeshua is the legal heir to the throne of his
great grandfather David. Now, after 17 years, I have
secured the final answer to the $10,000 challenge,
and I have photographs of the manuscripts in my hand. 20 years after I took on
the $10,000 challenge, I went up to Jerusalem
to meet with a rabbi. I told him that it took me an entire week to answer nine of the questions, and it took me 17 years to answer the 10th as I waved the Chronological
Gospels in my hand. At the end of our conversation, I admitted that I could
not collect on the reward. The proof was not in the Christian bible, it was only in the Hebrew Matthew which had been secreted
away in the covert archives of Jewish scribes for untold centuries. But I really didn’t care about the money. I had the manuscript proof that Yeshua is the direct descendant of King David and legal heir to the throne. The rabbi said, I have
got to read your book. This is the greatest
screenplay ever written, it is a true story, it is his story, it is the greatest story never told. (mysterious instrumental music) (dramatic music) – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? The Road to Antioch is
an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a gift of $100 or more, you’ll also get a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
Yehovah and his attributes. Get the Road to Antioch collection, call now or visit our website
at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. (dramatic music) – [Announcer] This
program is made possible by generous gifts from partners and viewers like you in this area. (comet rumbling) – [Narrator] 4,000 years ago,
the creator of the universe made an everlasting covenant with Abraham. All the land from the
Euphrates to the Nile belongs to the sons of Israel. Shock waves will shake the earth as heaven reaches down
to fulfill that promise. – Traditions, traditions
can blind us from the truth and cause us to wander in the myopic fog of manmade religious systems
for an entire lifetime. Many of the traditions of the western Gentile Christian church are merely adapted Pagan
sun God worship rituals, inherited from our ancestors. They were forced to compromise with the Roman emperor Constantine or lose their life for refusing to bow. Most of these traditions were imported directly from Babylon. In fact, there’s not a single religion practiced upon the face of the earth today that has not been polluted by Nimrod’s rebellion
against the one true God. I’m Michael Rood, prepare
for A Rood Awakening. (fanciful instrumental music)
(thunder booms) – [Narrator] Prepare for A Rood Awakening. – If you, like I, grew up
in western civilization, by the time you were three years old you knew that on Christmas Eve, a potbellied man in a cherry red suit dropped through the
chimney and placed presents under an evergreen tree festooned with gold and silver balls. Christian children were told that this was a celebration of the
birth of the baby Jesus. And at the time, you were
neither intellectually nor philosophically capable of refuting the validity
of this tradition. But by the time you entered kindergarten and the debates among
your classmates raised you perceive that you had been told a lie. Your concept of reality was shaken, tears flooded your eyes as
you came to the realization there is no Santa Claus. (twinkling Christmas tune) (haunting piano music)
(paper shuffling) The Hebrew scriptures expose
the perverted traditions of manmade religions and offer reality to those who hunger and thirst for truth. Saul, commonly known as the apostle Paul, wrote that we should not
be misled by traditions and commandments of men, but
rather rely upon a tested and proven source of truth, the Torah. The five books of Moses. (gentle instrumental music) The children of Israel
camped at Mount Sinai for an entire year as Moses passed on the instructions from the creator. These instructions,
called Torah in Hebrew, taught us how to govern ourselves and throw off the shackles
of manmade religious, political, and economic systems. Yahshua, or as many know him
by his Gentile nickname Jesus, warned his followers that
traditions promulgated by religious leaders are
like leaven or yeast, which once mingled with
dough cannot be removed. Without the Torah of God,
it is impossible to separate the traditions of men from
the rules of the Almighty. (beep) Rood-imentary Explanation. The English word tradition is derived from the Latin tradiere, which means to lay into
the hands of another. When someone lays
something into your hands, you expect that the intention
of the gift is good. Thank you. But it is the responsibility
of the recipient to inspect the gift. (shouts) Traditions can be good or evil, the recipient must carefully inspect that which is laid into his hands. I hate when that happens. Jeremiah said that in the last days, the Gentiles would come to Israel and cry out in repentance, surely our fathers have inherited lies. If our fathers inherited a lie, what they pass onto us does
not magically become the truth by virtue of their sincerity. Traditions are given to us in innocence and accepted in ignorance. We are like the blind following the blind, those who are leading us
may not have any intention of misleading us but they
are nonetheless blind, and we will both certainly
fall into a ditch unless we have our eyes open to the truth. But what is truth? Truth means reality, that which is. Truth is reality whether
one believes it or not. One can believe a lie his entire life, and it will never change into truth just to suit his belief system. If we are to live the truth, we must be willing to constantly
challenge the traditions and teachings that we’ve
inherited from our parents and religious systems, as well as our own thinking patterns. I was an adult before I questioned the pictures in my mind of Daniel. As a young boy, standing
safely in the lion’s den. Once that picture was embedded, I had no reason to question its validity. Years later, however,
a new picture developed from the scriptures, an old Daniel, 80ish, who had been a ruler of Babylon under Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, and now Darius who is
tricked into commanding that Daniel, his vice
president, be executed. Daniel and his Jewish companions, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, were raised in Jerusalem and taught the scriptures
from their youth. When they were carried away
as captives into Babylon, they were renamed Belteshazza, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and made eunuchs under
the care of Ashpenaz, master of eunuchs, and trained for service in the court of the king. Daniel was promoted to prime minister under king Nebuchadnezzar, and was made an extremely
wealthy young man. Daniel was multiplied in wealth twice more during the reigns of Belshazzar and again under Darius the Mede. Daniel was one of the
richest men in the kingdom. For more than 60 years, Daniel was in charge of the Chaldeans, a group of highly trained astronomers, intellectuals, among whom
were many Judean captives. Near the end of his life, Daniel was visited by the angel Gabriel, and given very exact timing concerning the coming of the Messiah. But he was also instructed to seal up some of the information. Apparently it was for
him, and for him alone, to understand and act upon. Daniel died in Babylon
a eunuch with no heir to whom he could leave his wealth. It would be the acme of foolishness to assume that a man as wealthy and prophetically well-informed as Daniel would not have made very careful plans for the distribution of his treasure. After the 70 years of captivity had ended, many of the Jews, especially those in positions of responsibility,
stayed behind in Babylon. The most notable being Mordechai,
and his niece Hadassah, better known as Queen Esther. Daniel would’ve naturally assigned the execution of his will to
his most trusted companions, the Jewish Chaldean astronomers whom he trained and who
remained behind in Babylon. There is a reason for every
word in the scriptures regardless of how trivial
these details may seem to us. By carefully considering the scriptures and historical records, we often see very compelling pictures
develop from the text. So, what became of Daniel’s estate? It will be nearly 500
years before any hint of Daniel’s treasure reappears in the pages of the scriptures. – [Announcer] The Messiah was
not born on December 25th, but many false Gods were. Break out of spiritual blindness, and show others the way
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Awakening International wanted to say thank you. – Thank you. – Thank you. – Thank you. – Thank you to all of our ambassadors who are supporting Bring it to the World. (speaking foreign language) Your support is changing lives. (speaking foreign language) – Thank you. – With your support, we’ve
been able to send our materials to those who need it most, free of charge. Thank you to all of our ambassadors who are supporting Bring it to the World. – [Michael] How many wise men came to present gifts to Jesus, where did they find him,
and how was he dressed? – There were three wise men,
he was lying in a manger, and I believe he was in swaddling clothes. – I believe there were three wise men. – There’s three. – Three?
– Yes, three. – The way I understand,
it was three wise men who came to visit Jesus. He was found in a manger. – In a manger. – In a manger. – And I believe he was
wearing swaddling cloths. – In swaddling clothes. – Actually he was dressed
in swaddling clothes. – In swaddling clothes. (jazzy music) (paper shuffling) – How many wise men came
to present gifts to Jesus? Where did they find him,
and how was he dressed? As you can see, the common answer is: three wise men found the newborn babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes, lying in a manger. That, however, is not the
testimony of the scriptures. We read in the King James
version of Matthew’s account that an undesignated number of wise men in the Greek Magi came to the house where they found the young child Yahshua living with his mother Miriam and Yoseph. In the gospel of Luke, we
read that only the shepherds arrived at the manger. (beep)
(static crackling) Sorry for this Rood Interruption, but Yahshua was actually born on the first day of the
feast of tabernacles, the 15th day of the seventh
month on the biblical calendar. Which always occurs in
autumn, not December 25th, when the Pagan sun-gods
were said to be born. His birth was an intermediate fulfillment of the feast of Succoth, or mangers. It is the same word in
the Hebrew language. Yoseph was required to live
in a sukkah or tabernacle during the entire seven day feast. Miriam, his pregnant wife, was not required to live in the sukkah, but the Bethlehem bed and
breakfast was completely booked, so she joined her husband in the sukkah on the first day of the feast of Succoth, and delivered her firstborn
son in the sukkah. That is the moment when
the word was made flesh and Succothed, or tabernacled, in the King James version, dwelt among us. (static cracking)
(beep) To suggest that a lonesome
trio laden with treasure crossed the torrid sands of the desert outside the protection
of a large armed caravan exposes a lack of sound thinking. They would not have been
wise men, but fools, to venture unaccompanied
through the wilderness. These Magi, a common term
for Chaldean astronomers, were the descendants of
the very Jewish astronomers Daniel trained and
entrusted with his treasure. Following Daniel’s instruction, the astronomers watch the
skies for more than 500 years, searching for the great
sign in the heavens that finally occurred on Tishrei 1, at the end of the fourth millennium. The constellation Bethulah the virgin clothed with the setting sun, the first sliver of the
new moon beneath her feet. And in the 12 stars above her head, the planet Hatzaddik the Righteous came into conjunction with
the star Hamelech, the king, in the constellation of
Ariel, the lion of Judah. On the first day of the month of Tishrei, on Yom Teruah, the day of trumpets, this onetime celestial alignment announced the upcoming
birth of the Melech Tzedek, the righteous king of kings, the lion of the tribe of Judah. Daniel had made provision for the Messiah and now, 500 years later, the executors of his will brought their treasure-laden caravan into the city gates of Jerusalem with the proclamation we have come to worship he who is
born king of the Jews. Herod sent them to the
neighboring village of Bethlehem, where the prophet Mikah said
the moshiach would be born. The very night that Yoseph
was commanded in a vision to take the child and his mother and flee into Egypt, the
night that Herod’s orders to execute all male babies was issued. Daniel’s treasure was
delivered right to their door. Think about it, Yoseph was so impoverished that he could only afford
the poor man’s sacrifice of two pigeons at the child’s dedication, 40 days after his birth. Certainly Yoseph was not yet in possession of any gold, frankincense, or myrrh. But approximately a year and a half later, on the very night they
had to escape into Egypt, the provision for their
flight, and sustenance, arrived by special courier. That provision had been
made 500 years earlier in prepared for the moment it was needed. The Almighty is the master of drama. When there appears to be no hope, his salvation is revealed. Truth is always more exciting
than fictitious traditions and fairytales based on
ignorance of the scriptures. Leave your western
Gentile mentality behind as we explore the bible from a Jewish, or Hebrew perspective. This is the paradigm shift for which you have been waiting an entire lifetime. – Who are you? – We are three wise men.
– What? – We are three wise men. – Well what are you doing
creeping around a cow shed at two o’clock in the morning? That doesn’t sound very wise to me. – We are astrologers. – We have come from the east. – Is this some kind of joke? – We wish to praise the infant. – We must pay homage to him. – Homage, you’re all
drunk, it’s disgusting! Out, go on, out, bursting in here with tales about oriental
fortune tellers, go on out! – No no, we must see him. – Go and praise someone
else’s brat, go on. – We were led by a star! – Or led by a bottle more like, go on out! – Well, we must see him, we have presents! – Out!
– Gold, frankincense, myrrh. – Well why didn’t you
say, he’s over there, sorry the place is a bit of a mess. – By what name are you calling him? – Brian. – [Wise Men] We worship you, O Brian, who are lord over us all. Praise unto you, Brian, and
to the lord our father, amen. – You do a lot of this, then? – What?
– This praising. – No no, no no. – Well, if you’re dropping
by again do pop in, and thanks a lot for the
gold and frankincense. But don’t worry too much about
the myrrh next time, alright? Thank you, goodbye! (chicken clucking) Oh, weren’t they nice. Out of their bloody minds, but still. Look at that. (giggles) (stammering) Hey, that’s mine, you gave me that! (spiritual music) (intense orchestral music) (“Jingle Bells”) – In the Book of Ezekiel, he wrote, the angel brought me to the
gate of the house of the lord and I beheld women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, thou
shalt see greater abominations. And he brought me into the inner court where about 25 men had
their back toward the temple and they faced the east
and worshiped the sun. Sun worship and the worship of Tammuz started in Ancient Babylon. Nimrod built a city that was the center of his world government in which he was proclaimed God. His kingdom bore totalitarian
rule over the people, reducing men to slaves in its political, economic, and religious system. According to ancient Jewish writings, Nimrod was slain by Noah’s son Shem and his body parts were scattered throughout the land of Shinar. Nimrod’s devoted followers erected a tower that reached into the heavens, a huge obelisk like we
see here in Caesarea. And in Washington, DC. Heliopolis, Egypt. Rome, London, Paris, and New York City. This phallic symbol is the image of the uncircumcised penis of Nimrod, the father of Babylonian sun-god worship. The creator calls this
the image of jealousy and an abomination. This Roman-created abomination found recently in its proper state, toppled over and in pieces, was rebuilt in the summer of 2001. In the month of its completion, a gay pride parade was held in Tel Aviv, a befitting inauguration for
this obelisk’s re-erection. And in the month of Tammuz, no less. Nimrod’s widow Beltus,
also known as Semiramis, not willing to let the kingdom
slip through her fingers when her husband was killed, proclaimed that Nimrod had
ascended into the heavens, was now the sun-god, and
that he had impregnated her with the rays of the sun. At least, that was her story. Her child was born on the winter solstice, on the ancient calendar December 25th. Forevermore this day would be celebrated as the day that Nimrod, the sun-god, was reborn as Tammuz. The birthdate of the Babylonian sun-god is a shock to some in the west, but common knowledge among
Jewish scholars and historians. Israel was taken captive into Babylon for their disobedience
concerning sun-god worship. We had also been captives in Egypt, where we took on the worship of Ra, the Egyptian sun-god, who
was born on December 25th. In 168 BC, the Syrian Greek
general Antiochus Epiphanes occupied Jerusalem and
set up a statue of Zeus in the temple on Zeus’s birthday and proclaimed that Zeus
was God on December 25th. And when Rome conquered Jerusalem, they hung Jewish patriots
on the cross of Mithra as a sacrifice to the Roman sun-god who was born on, you
guessed it, December 25th. The confusion of languages
at the tower of Babel scattered the heathen into
the far corners of the earth, and confused the names of their Gods. But the worship rituals
remained much the same throughout the earth. There is one date that I assure you, Yahshua of Nazareth was
not born, December 25th. But who was, little baby Tammuz. (“Jingle Bells”) Tammuz, so the story goes, was gored to death by a wild boar in a hunting accident
when he was 40 years old. The 40 days of weeping
for Tammuz was instituted, one day for each year of his life, in which sun-god worshipers
would deny themselves a pleasure in this life for the sake of Tammuz pleasure in the afterlife. When Tammuz mother died many years later, the exalted queen of heaven
was sent back to earth by the Gods on the first Sunday
after the vernal equinox. Nimrod’s wife arrived in a giant egg, which landed in the Euphrates River and broke open to allow her to emerge, reincarnated as the bare-breasted Goddess of sexual desire, Easter. To proclaim her divinity,
Easter changed a bird into an egg-laying rabbit. In this dingy, hidden-valley Tammuz cave the occult priest would impregnate virgins on the altar of Easter at
the Easter sunrise service, and a year later they sacrificed those three month old
infants on the same altar, and dyed Easter eggs in the blood of those sacrificed babies. To this day, one Christian denomination only allows their Easter
eggs to be dyed a single, specific color, blood red. They have no idea how
the tradition started or what it rehearses, but now you know. Easter Sunday is now
the day that culminates the 40 days of weeping for Tammuz. Called by many, Lent. On this day, entire denominations continue a tradition of
slaughtering the wild boar that killed Tammuz and
eating ham on Easter Sunday. There is one date that
I assure you Yahshua did not raise from the
grave, Easter Sunday. Frequently, Easter and Passover
are an entire month apart. Why, they represent the
worship of two different Gods. Easter is celebrated according
to a Pagan sun-god calendar, Passover is celebrated
according to the observance of the biblical new moon, and
the ripening of the barley in the land of Israel. Yahshua kept the feast of Passover. All of the rehearsals that
were embedded in that feast were fulfilled the year of
his death and resurrection. He was the final Passover sacrifice. His sinless blood paid the
price for our redemption. On the other hand, Easter is
a rehearsal of child sacrifice and fertility rites of
Pagan sun-god worshipers. Which celebration should you keep? That depends on which God
you serve, it’s your choice. But now you understand why
the holy one instructs us: do not learn the way of the heathen and how they worship their Gods
and then do the same to me. It is an abomination. Christmas and Easter
are not the celebrations of the birth and resurrection
of Yahshua of Nazareth, but the watered down continuation of child sacrifice festivals
that were hatched in Babylon 2,000 years before his birth. (upbeat music) We all recognize that the Pagan calendar, which has been adopted
by the Christian world, names every day of the week, and nearly every month of the year, after a Pagan God or fallen angel. But many are surprised to
see that the fourth month on the modern Jewish calendar is named after the Pagan God Tammuz. In direct violation of the Torah, thou shalt not allow
the names of other Gods to come out of your mouth. I only speak the names of Pagan Gods for the same reasons that
the prophets of Israel spoke their names, to expose
the sick, twisted traditions that we have inherited from
our disobedient ancestors. Religious schemes have been fabricated by the mind of man that have nothing to do with how God desires to be worshiped. Pop Christian culture adorns itself with the latest hip Jesus
apparel and jewelry that asks: WWJD, what would Jesus do? But seldom opens the
scriptures to find out. Yahshua found the place
where it was written, said what was written,
and did what was written. He did not make up his own
theology as he went along, he always obeyed the Torah and said that the father seeks those who
would worship him in spirit, and in the truth that was written in stone over 3,400 years ago. When we are ignorant of his instructions we naturally slip back into
Babylonian sun-god worship, while we say we are doing it for him. Israel expressed the same
ignorance of God’s ways when we built a golden calf and said, tomorrow is a feast to Yahweh. He was absolutely furious, he
wanted to incinerate us all. Occasionally I hear the
emotionally charged defense, that is not what Christmas
and Easter mean to me. But I don’t care what they mean to you, I don’t worship you! The Almighty says that it
is an abomination to him. Just as the Almighty
told Abraham in Genesis, he tells those living
at the end of the age in the Book of Revelation,
come out of Babylon. (shouts) (grunting) Throughout this series,
we will be exploring the Hebrew scriptures, both Testaments, from an Hebraic, or Jewish, perspective. The great commission was to the Jew first, and the Jewish disciples gave their lives to spread the good news of the
Messiah to the Gentile world. We are going to let the Jews
interpret the scriptures that the Jews have written, and I promise to give ample time to allow the Gentiles to interpret all the scriptures that
the Gentiles have written. I’m Michael Rood, inviting
you to join us again next time for A Rood Awakening, and I’ll see you when the smoke clears. (uplifting instrumental music) – [Announcer] For more information, visit www.ARoodAwakening.tv,
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like you in this area. (dramatic music) – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? The Road to Antioch is
an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a gift of $100 or more, you’ll also get a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
Yehovah and his attributes. Get the Road to Antioch collection, call now or visit our website
at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. (dramatic music) – In the throne room of the Almighty, Yochanan was confronted with the reality that the scroll in the hand of Yehovah had been bound with seven seals that no one in heaven or earth had the authority to
strip from the scroll. It was sealed forever, and there was no reversing the outcome. Yochanan wept, there was no hope. That scroll, the title deed to this earth, had been legally bound by Satan. Adam was originally given
the dominion of this world, but in Adam’s act of treason, his authority as the ruler of the earth was legally transferred to
Ha-Satan, the adversary, who was now, as Paul
affirmed, the God of this age. But that scroll contained
another provision that allowed the title
deed to be bought back, to be redeemed. And there was only one
person in the universe the was qualified to
exercise that redemption: Yeshua, the lamb of God. He has now received the
power and the authority, but it is going to be a bloody battle as Yeshua strips Satan of his kingdom and disappoints the plans of his minions who have bowed the knee for their piece of his new world order. (dramatic music) The book of the Revelation is written in precise chronological sequence. But there are also several
parenthetical chapters that are interjected to
show cause and effect. They tie together the
beginning and the end. The book is often confused
by those who rely on manmade chapter and verse markings and chop the scriptures into
convenient, daily devotionals. But to understand the Revelation, it must be read from beginning to end, over, and over, and over again. It is critical to understand
that when an event takes place, with the stripping of
a seal in chapter six, and then a similar event transpires with the blowing of a
trumpet in chapter 10, these are not identical
events, they are only similar. One must also have a reasonable
command of the Torah, the Prophets, the Ketuvim,
the writings, and the gospels. If we are not hearing and obeying the words of the prophet Yeshua, Jesus, as we were commanded in the Torah, then we might as well put the book aside, it wasn’t addressed to the
casual Christian pew-warmer, or innocent bystander. It was addressed to the
servants, the doulos, the sold out bond slaves of Yeshua. The book of the Revelation
was written by Yeshua. Yochanan was just a scribe, just as Baruch was the scribe
of Jeremiah and Timothy, the occasional scribe of Paul. Yeshua wants his servants to know the things that will
be transpiring on earth before he returns to gather his saints, and later to establish his
millennial throne in Jerusalem. He does not want his
people to be blindsided by the forces of evil,
or kept in the dark. These are the things
that must come to pass, in Yeshua’s own words. I’m going to outline the
Revelation in a matter of minutes, commit it to memory, you will
need it when they take away your bible if they haven’t already. First, Yeshua appears to Yochanan and tells him to write the
things that he had just seen. The Messiah in the power and
glory of his resurrected body. Next, write the things that are now, Messiah’s message to the seven
assemblies in Asia Minor. Next he is told to write the things which shall be hereafter. Messiah then takes
Yochanan to the throne room in the day of the lord
to witness the things that must come upon the earth at the beginning of the Messianic age. In the throne room, Yochanan
watched as Yeshua stripped seven seals, in succession,
from the scroll, the title deed to the earth. With the stripping of each seal, cataclysmic events play out
on the stage of planet earth. When the seventh seal is stripped, seven angels blow seven
trumpets in succession. With each blast, specific
earth-shaking events occur. After the sixth trumpet sounds, an angel recites seven
proclamations from a scroll and it sounds like seven thunders. Yochanan is forbidden to write
the contents of that scroll because the Messiah does
not want his servants to know the details of
that which they will be required to endure. But, he is allowed to report that we are nearing the end of our trials. The angel cried out at the
conclusion of the seven thunders, there shall be no more delay! At the time that the seventh
angel sounds his trumpet, at the last trumpet, the
mystery of God will be executed. Finally, the seventh
and last trumpet sounds, and shouts from the
portals of heaven ring out. The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of Yehovah and his Messiah. He shall reign for ever and ever and ever. But, the nations were angry, because the time of
his wrath has now come. And also, the time of the righteous dead, that they should be judged, and that he should reward
his servants and prophets, and the saints, and those who
fear his name small and great. Now also has come the
time that he will destroy those who destroyed the earth. At the last trumpet, the
righteous dead are raised with incorruptible bodies, and the righteous mortals have been clothed with immortality. The saints are now gathered together on the sea of fire and glass. Then, seven angels come out of the smoke-filled holy of holies with seven bowls filled with
the wrath of almighty God. One by one, they pour out the
bowls of wrath upon the earth. We are on the sea of fire and glass to witness this spectacle. We have been saved from his wrath. But no one is allowed to
go into the heavenly temple until the smoke clears. This scene in heaven is the
fulfillment of the second Psalm. Why did the heathen rage,
and why do the people imagine such foolishness? The kings of the earth
take their rebellious stand and world rulers conspire against Yehovah, and against his anointed, saying let us break the
restraints into pieces and reject all the boundaries
they place upon us. He that sits in his throne in the heavens will laugh at them, the lord
shall mock and ridicule them. He will respond with his wrath, and enrage them with
painful, painful displeasure. And in the end, he will do as he pleases. He will set his king
upon Zion’s holy hill. After God’s wrath has
poured out upon the earth, and the smoke is cleared from the mishkan, the tabernacle in heaven, those gathered on the
sea of fire and glass dressed for the marriage
supper of the lamb. Without spotless garments,
woven of righteous deeds, no one is allowed into the
seven day feast of tabernacles in the heavenly tabernacle. When Yochanan sees the
honor of being welcomed into the marriage supper, he falls down like a dead
man at the feet of an angel. Get up, he said, this is the testimony of Yeshua to his servants. This is the reward for a job well done, and worth any pain and suffering that they may have to endure. At the end of the feast,
on Hoshana Rabbah, the last great day, Yeshua
drenches his tallit in blood, saddles his battle stallion, and the armies of heaven follow him as he takes the earth
and rules for 1000 years. After the thousand years,
the final judgment is set. And the end resurrection
brings all who have not been previously raised from the
dead before the throne. The books are open and the dead will be judged from those books. The most important is the book of life, those whose names are not found therein, they will be thrown into the lake of fire. Finally, the paradise that was
lost in Adam’s transgression will be restored on a
new heaven and earth. This is the paradise that Yeshua promised to the criminal on the cross
who repented in his final hour. This is the paradise
promised to those in Ephesus, who overcome the doctrine
and deeds of the Nicolaitans. This is paradise restored for all eternity that excludes all those
who do not want to know and refuse to obey the God of heaven. – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? The Road to Antioch is
an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a gift of $100 or more, you’ll also get a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
Yehovah and his attributes. Get the Road to Antioch collection, call now or visit our website
at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. – Yeshua strips the seven
seals from the scroll in chronological sequence so that those who would twist scripture will not be able to mislead his servants with fanciful invented tales. In Yeshua’s earlier revelation to four of his disciples
on the Mount of Olives, he told them to take
heed, pay close attention, and obey his words so that
they will not be deceived concerning the things leading
up to his return to the earth. The same is true in Yeshua’s
revelation to his servants concerning the beginning
of the Messianic age. If his servants do not heed
the warnings of Yeshua, religiously motivated deceptions will lead to overwhelming disappointment. Yeshua stepped forward,
and took the scroll from the right hand of his father. When he stripped the first seal, a roaring thunder echoed
through the universe. One of the four living
creature cried out, go! And a white horse went forth, whose rider had a bow in his hand. A crown was given to him,
and he went forth conquering and to take dominion over the earth. Isaiah’s prophecy is etched in stone at the United Nation’s headquarters. They shall beat their
swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift
up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. The globalist who pretend to ride the white horse of
peace and social justice neglected to include the
beginning of Isaiah’s prophecy. In that day, the Torah
shall go forth out of Zion, and the word of Yehovah from Jerusalem. The almighty will judge the
nations and rebuke many people according to his Torah. Not tyrannical edicts
of atheist globalists. Every charismatic leader with plans to bring us into a new world order has promised peace, prosperity, and an everlasting utopia for those who follow without questioning. Yet every one of them has
delivered death and hell to untold millions. At the onset of the Messianic age, when Yeshua begins to
strip the seven seals in preparation for his reign, Satan knows that his dominion
is soon coming to an end. As his authority is being stripped, his minions go forth
with absolute vengeance to bring about their plans
for global domination and complete tyranny over mankind. Satan chooses one to rule the earth who will not be restrained
by anyone or anything. You need look no further than
Hitler as a demonic example. Though every generation
could have interpreted their political situation into the text of the Revelation, the Revelation is specifically concerning the day of Yehovah in which
these things are initiated and move very swiftly to
their final fulfillment. All these things did not
happen in past generations, though elements of evil
happen in every generation. This is specifically concerning events at the beginning of the Messianic age in which the fall feast of the lord begin their intermediate
and final fulfillments that lead up to Yeshua ruling the earth from his millennial throne in Jerusalem. Yeshua stripped the second seal, and a second living creature shouted, go! A red horse, whose rider
was given a great sword, was also given the authority
to take peace from the earth and cause men to kill one another. The rider was given a great sword. A sword is an instrument of death, and refers to an implement of war as opposed to a guillotine
or electric chair as an implement of execution. In the war theater, a great
sword can only be interpreted according to the time period in which any war instrument is
employed on the battlefield. A great sword in the time of
the Maccabees, for example, was a literal sword,
the sword of Apollonius, the Greek general who had
plans to kill Judah the hammer, and earn for himself great honor. Vastly outnumbered,
Judah attacked the Greeks occupying Samaria, killed Apollonius, and used his great sword in
combat for the rest of his life. Likewise, David used the
great sword of Goliath as a personal combat weapon. No enemy could get near David
and remain in one piece. In the first World War,
a great sword could refer to heavy artillery, or poison gas. A great sword today could be an intercontinental ballistic missile, with multiple 30 megaton nuclear warheads. The leader of the nation of Iran has openly voiced his plan to annihilate the nation of Israel as soon as he acquires nuclear weapons. Providentially, the prophet Zechariah was already shown that
Israel would be attacked by such a devastating weapon, and launched out of the land of Shinar, modern day Iran, in the last days. If not for the promise and
protection of the one true God, the nation of Israel would cease to exist. – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? The Road to Antioch is
an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a gift of $100 or more, you’ll also get a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
Yehovah and his attributes. Get the Road to Antioch collection, call now or visit our website
at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. – Many times I’ve been asked, where is America in bible prophecy? Yet as I have traveled the globe, I’ve never heard anyone
from any other nation ask where their nation
is in bible prophecy. It seems that those living
in the United States think that the world revolves around them. It does not, the world and prophecy revolves around Jerusalem. Abraham was promised that all of the land, from the Euphrates to the Nile, belongs to the sons of Abraham, through his son Isaac and grandson Jacob. When Israel came out of Egypt, Moses was told that we
would not get all the land promised us at that time because our number was insufficient
to inhabit all the land. We would be given the
land by little and little. The ten northern tribes of
Israel, for the most part, have been scattered among the nations for more than 2,500 years. Those inhabiting the area of Judea have been scattered
for nearly 2,000 years. The nations of Israel, China, and India, are about the same age. Neither China nor India have been exiled from their homeland. Each of those nations number
more than a billion people. Even though Israel’s been scattered among the heathen for
more than two millennia, just as Moses prophesied,
it was also prophesied that they would come back into their homeland in the last days and would need all the land that was promised to their father Abraham. Their prophet Isaiah said that the Chinese would be involved in the
return of the sons of Israel after the war that would
leave the land of Israel bereft of her children. It is not unreasonable to expect that the one nation promised to be as innumerable as the sands of the sea would return to their homeland
more than a billion strong at the end of the upcoming war. Joel spoke of the war in
which the smoldering aftermath would darken the sun, stars,
and turn the moon blood red. Zechariah was shown a great sword, nuclear missiles that would level cities. The prophet Amos said, surely, the lord Yehovah will do nothing except he reveals his secret unto his servants, the prophets. To prepare the nation of Israel for the existential war
that would confront them at the onset of the Messianic age, and to prepare the
scattered remnant of Israel who will be called home in the last days, an angel was sent to the prophet Zechariah to explain a very disturbing vision. Zechariah said, I turned and looked up and saw a roll, a megilah,
flying through the sky. It was 34 feet long and
5 1/2 feet in diameter. The angel of Yehovah explained, this is the curse that will
come upon the entire land. Everyone that falsely represents me, and all who steal words from each other and implies the words come from me, will be killed by it, says Yehovah. I am the one who will bring this on. It will enter in the house of those who steal my words and
swear falsely in my name. This flying megilah will
destroy entire buildings, including the wood and the stones, and a deadly residue shall remain. Then the angel said, look closer, and I will tell you what
this flying object is. It is a flying container. This is what they look
like all over the earth. Then I saw a round weight of lead, and inside the lead was a fire, and the angel told me it was an evil fire. The lead weight and the evil fire was put into the container and covered. Then I saw another container that had wings like the wings of a stork, and it had two fires coming out of it. It lifted the first
container with the evil fire and carried it away. I asked the angel, where are they taking the container with the evil fire? The angel answered, to the
land of Shinar, ancient Persia, Babylon, Assyria, where it
will be set up on its own base. Zachariah saw and attempted to describe in the vocabulary of his day, what I’ve witnessed dozens of times. The United States Marines
stationed at Marine Barracks, Cecil Field, Florida, were tasked with the guarding of nuclear warheads in this high security installation. Decommissioned and declassified, I can now say that my job as a marine was to guard those nukes
and to escort armed convoys when the warheads were being
transported to the airfield. The nukes were loaded onto
the bomb racks of fighter jets and then transported to aircraft carriers out in the Atlantic Ocean. We stood guard, locked and
loaded in full combat gear, until those jets, with stork-like wings, and two jet fires burning, lifted those nukes off the tarmac. 1,600 years ago, when scribes
near my home in Tiberius added the vowel points to
the texts of Zechariah, they added a singular dot
to the un-voweled original which changed the pronunciation
of the letter aleph from ay, aysha, fire, to ee, eesha, woman. That one added dot changed
the entire prophecy. An evil fire encased in lead, inside a flying cylindrical container the exact size of a Scud missile set up in the land of Shinar that would be launched
against the land of Israel and completely demolish entire buildings, including the wood and stone, and leave behind a deadly residue, didn’t make much sense 2,000 years before the first airplane was invented. But now, an evil woman in a flying basket doesn’t sound that lethal. A great sword will come against the land of Israel in the last days. Peace will be taken from the earth, much bloodshed will ensue. Yeshua told us that would happen. And the aftermath will transpire exactly as he revealed to Yochanan, and to his faithful servants. But how can we know when the time of its fulfillment
is close at hand? Let’s keep reading. Not only were there no vowel points in the original manuscript of Zechariah, there were no chapter markings
or verse markings either. Keep reading. Then I turned the other
direction and looked, and I saw two mountains of brass. And out from between those two
manmade mountains of brass, I saw war chariots emerge and spread across the face of the earth. Brass is a manmade alloy. Natural geologic formations are not brass, nor do they look like brass. But the two most famous
manmade mountains of brass that actually look like brass because of their reflected color, was the World Trade
Centers in New York City that imploded on September 11th, 2001. When they came down, the
headlines across America read, America’s New War. The war chariots were
immediately released. The United States invaded the Middle East, Russia soon followed. Surely the almighty will do nothing unless he first reveals it to
his servants, the prophets. The United States of
America may have found its place in bible prophecy after all. The initiation of Zachariah’s
thermal nuclear war. It is on this bleak and
desolate Isle of Patmos that John received the revelation
of Yeshua as the Messiah, the almighty judge who will rule the earth with absolute power and authority. Though the rulers of this
world conspire against Yehovah, and against the Messiah, the Almighty will have them in derision as their plans of global dominion are incinerated before their eyes. The minions who have
bowed at the feet of Satan for their piece of the new world order will have their hopes dashed upon the rock as Yeshua destroys those who
attempt to annihilate Israel and nullify the everlasting covenant God made with his people. Yes, all of the land from
the Euphrates to the Nile belongs to the sons of Israel. Every nation that stands
against that covenant will find itself on the
battlefield against the Almighty. I’m Michael Rood, bidding
you shalom, peace, and I will see you on
the sea of fire and glass when the smoke clears. (explosion rumbling)
(dramatic orchestral music) (dramatic music) – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? The Road to Antioch is
an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a gift of $100 or more, you’ll also get a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
Yehovah and his attributes. Get the Road to Antioch collection, call now or visit our website
at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. (dramatic music) – [Narrator] The following
information is intended for educational purposes only,
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implement this information, please do so only with the assistance of a licensed medical professional. Neither the presenter, nor A
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assume any responsibility for any adverse effects or
consequences that may result. – Everyone is always trying to lose weight and often it seems so
difficult because of fatigue, everyone is so tired that
they can’t seem to move enough to burn the calories to lose the weight. Well what if there was
a way to lose weight as a side effect, without even trying? And while we’re at it, what if you could get
rid of that brain fog so that you could think clearer too? And be healthier, and avoid disease, all without trying to lose weight. It’s not only possible, it’s
a lot easier than you think. Our guest today is Dr. Aaron Ernst and he’s about to give
you a Health Awakening. (light upbeat music) Welcome to The Health Awakening, I’m your host Scott Laird. If you’re tired and have never
ending case of brain fog, you’re not alone, sometimes we think that a cup of coffee would
help us snap out of it or maybe one of those energy shots you can buy at the convenience store. And hey, it might help
you get off the couch and walk, and finally lose some weight, but it’s not the answer. We’ve been sold a bill of goods
that is, frankly, no good. We are treating the symptom, not the cause which means the fog will come back, the energy will drain,
and the extra weight just won’t go away, so what’s the answer? Well, our guest today is Dr. Aaron Ernst, he is a holistic practitioner, which means he finds
the root of your issues and sometimes that helps
to heal your whole body. Well not sometimes, all the time, and sometimes the root of
your issue can be surprising and yet quite simple, so
let’s talk about that. Dr. Ernst, welcome to
The Health Awakening. – Oh thank you, yes. – So let’s talk about
losing weight specifically, everyone wants to lose weight, and what’s wrong with
that kind of thinking? – Yeah, the mentality, yes. So I think a lot of it’s
just we look at our weight as an expression of our health, so we feel like if we can
lose weight we’d be healthier. And you know, there’s truth to that, but the problem is you have to look at our weight as actually a reflection symptomatically of our health. So if I’m healthy, I should
be at a healthy weight. So what most people are not doing, I think the thing that’s
the challenge with saying I’ll lose weight, I’m gonna get healthy, is they need to realize you have to address your health first. So if you’re needing to
lose five, 10, 15 pounds, then technically what we need to do is we need to fix five or 10
or 15 pounds of your health. And so in doing that,
we can start addressing sort of the underlying root causes of why is the body not losing weight. So I think for me the big challenge is a lot of people wanna take a supplement, they wanna have that new fat burner, they want the new workout, and to me that’s like
we’re treating symptoms no different if we’re
taking a medication for lowering my blood pressure,
lowering my blood sugars, things like that. – So how do, when someone comes to you and they have this magic
bullet they’ve seen on TV, how do you start the conversation with someone who doesn’t
even really understand that it’s about fixing your
health to lose the weight. – Yeah, so you know, it’s
pretty easy most of the time because they’ve already
tried something else or they will tell us
something like you know, well, I did this diet, I did this detox, I lost five or 10 pounds
but it’s come back, and the frustration of the
back and forth, back and forth, and usually if we just say well, would you like to figure out
why you’re not losing weight? Most people will say, well yes, but what do you mean by this? And see, the thing is is our
body uses fat a lot of times as protection, so we’re
either protecting ourselves from a toxicity, we’re protecting
ourselves from a gut leak, we’re protecting ourselves
from inflammation, so I look at it as saying
if you wanna lose weight let’s figure out why you’re not already because your body should be burning fat all the time for energy. – Gotcha, so these people
who have 3% body fat, that would indicate that they’re probably pretty healthy then, they don’t need that much fat
to protect them, is that it? – Yeah, so that would be like
an Olympic athlete at 3%, so that’s somebody who knows
about their metabolism, they know their intakes, they’ve been more than likely addressing some level of toxicities, et cetera, because at 3% we’re not
protecting ourselves from a lot. Now, the average person who’s coming in is at 35%, 40, 50%. And you know, they have an
excessive amount of weight and usually they’ll
say it’s all right here and I wanna get my six pack abs or I wanna get my arms looking
better again, et cetera, so I think for me the take home message is if you have too much fat
and you wanna lose it, we don’t wanna stimulate it off of you because then what’s gonna happen is it’s gonna come right back because again, fat is typically protection against the underlying cause. So for most people,
there’s too many toxins. Toxins, we know they’re fat soluble, so your body will use fat
like a trash can to hold it. And here’s the problem
with going to the gym, you’ll burn all the fat off, the toxins are released,
your body is aware of the toxicity, you’ve actually increased your concentrations of toxins, so when you slow down on
your workout or your diet, you will generate fat to
put the toxins back into it, that’s the rebound effect. – So when, I get it, so
when you’re working out, you’ve released the
toxins, so it’s taken them out of the fat, back into the bloodstream. – Correct.
– And you slow down, it goes out of the
bloodstream, back into fat. – And because you’ve burned the fat off, what do you need, your body
says hey, I needed that fat, I’m gonna build more fat back and that’s how we
regenerate our fat tissues and we return to the weight we were before and we get frustrated,
so rather than sorta forcing fat off, what if we address the reasons why we’re not losing weight? Again, number one reason,
most of us have toxins we’ve never addressed,
they’re in our food, they’re in our water, they’re in the air, they’re in all of the containers we use, xenoestrogens for example, they stimulate an estrogen
response in the body and the unique thing about estrogen, male or female, it causes
you to store and save fat. – Hmm, so what is usually the first step, getting rid of the toxins? And how do we do that? – So I mean yeah, so first of all, I think first step in identifying toxicity is just recognizing in
the world we live today, we’re all toxic, so we
all need to be somehow stimulating our detox pathways. Second I think would be trying to maybe get some formal
testing to figure out, are you actually overly toxic? I mean, the unique thing is
there’s tests you can run for pesticides and herbicides, we can find your concentration loads, we can look for heavy metals, we can look for even non-organic toxins. So there’s panels that can be easily run. Identify your toxins,
and then you can develop a direct detoxification
program to address them, safely remove them,
and here’s the benefit, if we remove the source,
your body says, well, I don’t need this fat
now and so guess what, it burns it for energy. – Ah, fascinating
conversation going on here with Dr. Aaron Ernst, we’ll
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The Health Awakening, we’re talking with our guest
today, Dr. Aaron Ernst, about losing weight, and more
specifically about losing fat, and Dr. Ernst, we talked about losing fat means losing the toxins, and
you need to lose the toxins and then the fat doesn’t need
to come back to protect you. – Yes.
– And another aspect of this that we were talking before the cameras came on is water, so what effect–
– Oh, yeah. – Does water have in this whole process? – Well, let’s look at it as, you know, water’s something that
helps to remove toxins. So we know that the more water we drink, the more we increase our urinary output and the unique thing about toxins is they’re either gonna be
water soluble or fat soluble. So the best way to get the
water soluble toxins out is to increase your water consumption. Now, and just in talking
about water in general, the unique thing about water, and they’ve even done research on this, and we talked earlier, 2003 Journal of Clinical
Endocrinology and Metabolism found you drink two glasses
of water in 10 minutes, your metabolism is boosted by 30%. And that boost in metabolism
is specific for burning fat. So the science says the
more water you drink, the more fat you burn, and here’s the unique thing behind it: fat burning requires a metabolic process to take place inside your
cell in your mitochondria. And your mitochondria must
have water in order for you to actually engage fat burning, it’s an essential ingredient. 75% of Americans are
chronically dehydrated, meaning they have less
than 30-40% water by volume so it’s almost like we’re
asking a fire to burn without adding ingredients
to make it work. So water not only helps with losing weight by flushing toxins out, but it
actually, physically turns on a fat burning fire in your body and that’s what the science says. – Wow, okay, so it’s not necessarily you’ve gotta take this
supplement or that supplement to burn the fat, it’s just drink water. – Yes, so think about it. You know, obesity is a
big deal in America today, it’s about one in every three Americans technically have too
much fat on their body, they need to lose it. And three quarters of
Americans are dehydrated. So if we could simply just look at what is the body doing, it’s
trying to burn things for you, it wants to lose weight,
have you feel great, have good energy, but if you’re missing some essential ingredients for it, you can’t make that happen. Now, the big challenge,
a lot of people ask well, how much water am I
supposed to drink, okay? If two glasses turns my
metabolism on by 30%, then should I have two glasses every five, 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes? I’m gonna say, here’s the challenge, when you’re dehydrated and you drink a half a gallon of water, it’s literally gonna
pass right through you. Think of it like a plant you
haven’t watered in two months and the dirt is dry. All of a sudden you pour water onto it, it’s gonna go right through it
and just come out the bottom. So you have to focus
on sort of rehydration in order to get to the point where you can actually let
the water do what it needs. So usually if you haven’t been drinking a lot of water in a long period of time, just start adding one
or two glasses a day, then work your way up to three or four, then do five or six,
then do eight or more. And here’s a fun fact, our body excretes eight glasses of urine a day. So we have to drink these eight glasses just to maintain our
current hydration rates so most of us are gonna need to drink three quarters of our body weight, or sometimes even up to a
full body weight in ounces to actually rehydrate. – One of our previous guests, Billy Wease, he’s a pharmacist here in the city and he’s big on the ionization of water, specifically through Kangen machines– – Oh yeah, absolutely.
– And that type of thing. So what’s your thought on that? – So I love it because
ionized water actually has a slightly higher pH and the challenge is acidity is gonna be excreted
by the body at all times. So classic dehydrators, coffee,
tea, alcohol, et cetera, the reason they dehydrate us is the more acids we have, the more we wanna throw
the acids out of the body so the body will increase
its urinary output, thus dehydrating you. The Kangen waters, or the
charged waters, you know, structured waters, et cetera, what these guys do is they increase the pH so you increase your absorption, so when you drink two glasses, you don’t urinate those two
glasses out, you retain it. So it helps with
rehydration and fat burning, and it turns on the metabolism. – And it also, most of these machines restructure, you mentioned restructuring, and that means, when we think of H2O, we think of this little molecule of H2O, but that’s not it, they’re
all jumbled together. – Right, so because of their polarity, they’re attracted to each other, and if you think about it, water clumps. I know it’s wild to think of it, but it’s like it gets
in these large molecules and you’re asking that large molecule to pass through a tiny cell membrane, so when you structure
water you pull it apart, you keep it in individual molecules, and it’s almost instantaneously absorbed. – Now, what about water, you know, some people would say well okay, I know my stomach needs acid to digest the food, so
would drinking water, you know, through a machine or not, is that a wise thing to
do before or after a meal? – So yeah, it’s the biggest challenge when you’re drinking structured, or alkalinized, or Kangen water, is because it is more alkaline, you don’t wanna drink it
while you’re eating foods. Because you can neutralize
the acidity in the stomach and that’s gonna create a problem with digesting proteins
and fats and carbs. There’s another reason why we have a hard time losing weight, because we can’t utilize large molecules. So it’s actually best to drink water 10, 15, 20 minutes before you eat to stimulate the process,
and not drink any water when you eat food at all. – Ah, okay, let’s switch
gears a little bit here. Sugar.
– Yes. – Here’s another aspect we need to, does sugar really cause cancer, and if so, how does that happen? – You know, so that’s a
controversial question first of all, but I like to look at it like this. I don’t think sugar causes cancer, just like I don’t believe
viruses cause illness or disease, nor do bacteria. It’s what your body does to the sugar. So sugar we know is inflammatory,
we know it’s acidic, and it tends to create a
reaction in the body of toxicity. So the reason sugar’s been linked to cancer and causing cancer, is we know cancer cells feed off of sugar more than healthy cells. We also know that cancer
cells ferment sugar in the absence of oxygen, so they create a different
metabolic process. So does sugar aggravate and
make cancer grow faster, yes. Do we all have cancer
cells in our body, yes. So does sugar stimulate a
cancerous process in our body, yes, but the sugar itself
isn’t causing us to get cancer. So we have to look at it as
it increases our toxicity, it makes us more acidic,
and the more sugar you have, the harder it is for oxygen
to get into the cell tissues and that’s the definition of cancer is a deoxygenated environment
fermenting sugars. So that’s the connection
between sugars and cancers. – So again, the whole acid alkaline thing, the more alkaline your body is, the less chance that cancer can take hold. – Yes, partly because cancer
requires an acidic environment with no oxygen, and lots of sugar. So if we alkalinize and
we cut our sugars back and we hyper oxygenate, then we can create an anti-cancerous state in the body. – Okay, well we’ve
moved from losing weight to talking about cancer now, all kinds of fascinating things here on The Health Awakening. We’re talking with Dr.
Aaron Ernst, stay with us, we’ll be right back. – [Announcer] The
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today, Dr. Aaron Ernst, about well, brain fog and losing weight, and how many calories should I burn, how much water should I drink, but maybe a lot of people wouldn’t connect that brain fog thing to
their losing weight problem, and actually it is connected. – You know, the big thing
with brain fog is, you know, a lot of people have it, and it’s kinda that classic
I feel tired all the time, I’m having difficulty remembering things, I feel like I’m in a fog, which is why they call it brain fog. And you know, the unique
thing about brain fog is it’s gonna be something
that will prevent a lot of us from wanting to have the desires to get up and change our diet, go to the gym, lose weight, et cetera. You know, the thing about brain fog is it’s mostly today we’re learning it’s connected a lot to do
with your digestive health, and your thyroid health. So because they’re two unique animals, we gotta spend some
time talking about each. And I think truly, of all of it, the thyroid is a big, big
player with brain fog. So what happens is a lot of
people will say clinically, you know, you go to a doctor, you talk about I’m having a
hard time remembering things, I’m stumbling all over the
place, I’m gaining weight, they’ll think thyroid,
they’ll run a panel, and if your thyroid
levels come back abnormal they’ll throw a medication at you and say well here, let’s fix this. Okay, but if we talk about
the thyroid for a moment, there’s hormones that actually
are produced by the thyroid that make us feel energetic,
and alive and vibrant, and make us burn fat. We know the active thyroid hormone, T3, when it lands on a cell receptor, tells the cell burn fat for energy, and it gives you this
sense of sort of lasting sort of power and focus and attention. But the problem becomes when a doctor says your T3 levels are low or
your T4 levels are low, it’s usually because it’s
not being converted properly within the digestive
system or within the liver. I think maybe something a
lot of people don’t realize is most thyroid problems
aren’t thyroid problems, they’re digestive problems
and liver conversion issues. So the thyroid hormone that
comes out of your thyroid, T4, is inactive, it does nothing. It has to be converted into
the active thyroid hormone in your liver and in your intestines. So here’s where the
intestines come into play. If you have intestinal
inflammation, irritation, a leaky gut, which a lot of us have. That’s where the microbiome, the bacteria, are out of balance and the
intestines are inflamed and things actually leak through
them into the bloodstream. You won’t convert your
thyroid hormones properly. Now, here’s the kicker,
instead of making active T3, which tells you burn fat, feel great, look good, be energized, when you’re liver and
your digestive system are out of balance, you’ll convert it into
something called reverse T3 which is like a polar,
mirror image hormone that does the exact opposite, but it lands in the T3 receptor. So reverse T3 starts to
elevate in most of us, our doctors never check for it, that hormone lands on your cell and it tells your cell store fat, be cold, have no energy, have brain fog, because it’s a protective mechanism. It’s like when we’re sick, we don’t wanna have to focus
on having to remember things, we wanna rest, we wanna
be in a calm state, and we wanna generally
prepare for the long haul so we store fat. So as our reverse T3 hormones
go up, we get brain fog, we gain weight, and our doctors will say, it’s your thyroid, and they’ll
throw a medication at it. So here’s where healing your intestines and cleaning out your gut
can repair your brain fog. And I think a great way to do that and an easy method is just understand, here’s something unique,
your liver replaces itself about every six to eight weeks. Your intestines replace themselves
every six to eight days. So if we can just repair and
give our bodies some rest, your body knows how to regenerate itself. But the problem is most
of us with our diet and with the medications we take, we’re irritating our tissues, and we’re never giving them
the rest that they need. So your intestines replace
themselves every seven days, so if we wanna go through
a complete regeneration, you need to take seven days at the minimum and give your digestive system a rest. This is why fasting is
so popular these days. Water fasting would be
great to boost water, turn on your thermogenetic fat burning, let your gut heal, bring a level of inflammatory scores down, your body will naturally start to convert your thyroid hormones better, reverse T3 drops, T3
the active goes back up, that’s the hormone that
tells your body to burn fat and get more energy and have clarity so what you’re seeing is
it’s an instant reset, not because you took a medication but because you understand
how the body works and how it heals by itself. – What about people who have had maybe alcoholism in their
past, or fatty liver disease. When the liver is involved with that, do you find that they also are affected by the thyroid and the
weight loss and all that. – So, absolutely, well here’s the problem. When your liver has become toxified or it has shifted into a different state, it’s in a fatty liver
state, cirrhotic, et cetera. You’re not gonna convert
your hormones properly ’cause your liver is where
the majority of our hormones are converted from inactive to active. But here’s the beauty of it, you can take a fatty liver
and make it non fatty. You can take a cirrhotic liver
and make it non cirrhotic because it will regenerate itself, but you have to give it
rest, you have to detox it, and you have to basically support the natural processes for healing, yeah. – And so that is possible, it is possible to reverse these type of things, it’s not the end of the world for people who have these conditions. – Yeah no, the challenge
will be medicine will say there’s nothing that we can do, and that’s true because they have no medications or surgeries to do it. But your body has the
capacity to regenerate itself, all you have to do is
remove the interference, let it have its time, and it will always regenerate by itself, but the key is finding the
interference and removing it. – Alright, it’s the key to everything. Weight loss, and disease reversal. – It is, yes.
– Alright, well, we’re talking with Dr. Aaron Ernst today on The Health Awakening,
more to come, stay with us. – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
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The Health Awakening, we wanna talk with Dr. Aaron Ernst about something no one
else is talking about when it comes to weight loss, what is it? – Yeah, so here we go, so this is fun. So the research is now pointing
out that your weight loss has so much more to do with
your functional neurology and with our gut brain
axis, as they call it. And this is something that’s kind of new, so if you haven’t heard about it, it’s the idea that your gut and your brain are one in the same. They talk to each other intimately, and how they talk is through a
nerve called the vagus nerve, it’s a cranial nerve that exits
out the back of your skull, it goes down your throat and wraps around every layer of your intestines. So from your stomach to
your small intestine, large intestine, et cetera. So think of it was a regulator, it’s how the brain talks to the gut. So when you eat food, how your brain knows you
have food in your stomach is the vagus nerve sends
a signal to the brain that says I’ve got food in here, this many carbs, this much
fat, this much protein, and the brain will then tell the stomach, put it here, do this,
do that, do the other. And they’re now finding
out that if you have a disconnection between your vagus nerve and how it communicates to
the brain and the intestines, it’s one of the leading reasons that so many of us are
hungry all the time, we can’t burn fat, we
don’t know how to utilize our proteins and our
carbs that we’re eating and so we tend to convert them all into stored energy as fat. So here’s what happens, the vagus nerve can become interfered with because of our posture, and also because
classically most of us today are using mobile devices, and so what we do is we start to slowly scoot our head forward, it’s called text neck. Maybe you sleep on your side, and you tend to notice that you have a small tilt in your skull. Because the vagus nerve comes
out the back of the neck, in the back of the skull, if
there’s even the tiniest bit of alignment issue within your spine, then you lose the connection. So it’s possible, you might
be doing everything right, eating the perfect diet,
exercising like crazy, drinking tons of water, but your brain doesn’t
know you’re doing it because the vagus nerve is disconnected. This is why people who
go to a chiropractor and get their spine adjusted will say stuff like my reflux went away, I’ve lost five pounds, I have more energy, my brain fog’s going away, and all I’ve done is I’ve
added chiropractic care because you’re reconnecting
the vagus nerve with how the body
communicates with itself. – You know, I went to a
chiropractor friend of mine one time when I had stomach issues, I was feeling nauseous,
it was just a nauseum that wouldn’t go away for two days. He adjusted me, and
instantly that went away, is that something to with you’re talking– – That’s what we’re talking about, so we’re talking about
the ability for your body to communicate to itself. ‘Cause here’s the thing,
your brain is always trying to heal you, always. That’s its sole purpose is to keep your body functioning and alive. So if you have a disconnection
to your intestines, the brain can’t even know
you’re nauseous, number one, and it won’t know what to do to repair it because there’s no way
for it to communicate. You reset the spine, you open the nerve, the communication’s restored, the brain goes ah, I hear
this, I see the issue, I’m gonna send what needs to be done and self healing is what we’re about but it happens when the
brain talks to organs. – Wow, now if people wanna
find out more about you, where do they go online? – So easily it’s just AskDrErnst.com, or you can also just
check us out every week, Saturday here in the
Carolinas on 11:10 a.m., 99.3 FM is my show, Ask Dr. Ernst. And we do that, we ask questions and we answer them from
a holistic perspective, so people can figure out
how to heal themselves – Alright, well thanks again, and thank you for joining us today, our guest has been Dr. Aaron Ernst, you can catch his radio
show and find out more about what he and his wife
Dr. Sarah Ernst can offer you at their website, AskDrErnst.com. We’ll see you next time for
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midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
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with the Torah, or fulfill it? The Road to Antioch is
an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a gift of $100 or more, you’ll also get a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
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the creator of the universe made an everlasting covenant with Abraham. All the land, from the
Euphrates to the Nile, belongs to the sons of Israel. Shock waves will shake the earth as heaven reaches down
to fulfill that promise. – Yochanan, a first century
Jewish author, wrote, I have not written everything that could or should be written
about Yahshua of Nazareth. But these things I have written so that you might believe
that Yahshua is the Messiah. How did Yochanan prove
to the first century Jews that Yahshua is the Jewish Messiah? He did it by showing how Yahshua fulfilled every detail of the
spring feast of the lord just as they had been rehearsing them every year for more than a millennium. Then in the book of Revelation, Yochanan details how
the Messiah will fulfill the fall feast of the lord. The book of Revelation
is the fifth gospel. Gospel means good news, good news to those who love the Messiah’s return, but very bad news to the atheist who thinks that the bible is a fairytale and the casual Christian
who lives as if it is. I’m Michael Rood, prepare
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(papers shuffling) – I’ve been pleasantly surprised to meet so many Gentiles who are now followers
of the Jewish Messiah. For the first 15 years, from Pentecost until the
household of Cornelius believed there were few, if any, Gentiles who were followers of Yahshua. However, there multiplied
thousands of Jewish believers. And the book of Acts
indicates that there was a great company of Kohanim, priests, who served in the holy place
who were obedient to the faith. It was the first century Jewish followers who gave their lives to take
the good news of their Messiah to the Gentiles. But after 2,000 years,
we have a few things that we need to clean up. Some bad doctrines and
practices have been added to the faith once delivered to the saints and many good elements were stripped away. But Yirmeyaho prophesied
that a spirit of repentance would shake the foundations
of the religious world in the last days, and
these are those days. Some viewers may be unfamiliar with the actual names
of some of the people in the Hebrew scriptures, such as Yahshua. When I say Yahshua, understand
that I’m speaking of the one often called Jesus, a name that you probably recognize. I use the name that Gabriel the angel told his mother Miriam,
and Yoseph, to name him. Yahshua, Yahshua means
Yahweh is our Yeshua, the Hebrew word for salvation. My name is Mikha’el in Hebrew. It means who is like Elohim. It’s Mikail in Russian, Miguel in Spanish, and Michael in English. There’s a different pronunciation depending on the sounds
common to the native tongue. But my name remains Mikha’el. When I speak of Saul,
you may be more familiar with the Greek version of his name Paulos, but Saul is a good Hebrew name. When Saul became a follower
of the Jewish Messiah, he wasn’t given a Pagan, Greek name. Paul is just the English
version of his Greek nickname. It happens to mean small. The Messiah always addressed
him by his Hebrew name, Saul, which means desired. So get comfortable with Saul, because he had some very
desirable things to teach us. In Saul’s letter to the
followers of the Messiah in Rome, he asked what advantage
then hath the Jews? To which Saul replies, much in every way, but primarily because unto the Jews were committed the oracles of God. Of all of the advantages
that he could’ve enumerated concerning being raised in a culture where the scriptures are
taught to the youngest child, he said that the primary advantage was that unto the Jews were
committed the oracles of God. What are these oracles? And why are they so important? In Saul’s letter to the
Messianic Hebrews, we read, when at the time that
you ought to be teachers you have need that one teach you again the first principles
of the oracles of God. What are these oracles? We rarely if ever hear about
them on Christian television, but the scriptures indicate that they are the primary foundation,
the first principles in understanding the bible. It was Shimon Kefa, Simon Peter who wrote, if any man teach, if any man minister, if any man speak, let him
speak as of the oracles of God. What are these things
that are so foundational that we ought not to even be teaching until we have the oracles mastered? It was Stephen who, standing
before Sanhedrin, said, our fathers received the
living oracles to give unto us. What are these living oracles? The word oracle sounds a
bit mystical in our culture, but it is translated from
the Greek word Logion, which means communication. And we see in the Torah, the
first five books of scripture, that God did in fact
commit his communication, his revelation of himself, to the 12 tribes of Israel. The almighty did not send
Moses and the prophets to the Cherokee, the Aborigine, the Navajo, the French, or Americans. No, they were sent to
the 12 tribes of Israel, and Israel was to be the
priest and the prophets to the entire world. The scriptures are the written oracles, which were committed to Israel’s keeping. To this very day, amidst the myriad translations of the bible, there still remain only three Hebrew texts from which all other
Hebrew texts have been painstakingly copied. The oldest is the Ben-Asher Codex, which is housed here in the
Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem. The Hebrew text of the Torah is still in the exact order that
it was 3,400 years ago when Moses penned every
letter by revelation. There remains an equidistant
letter sequence in the Torah in which ever 50th
Hebrew letter in Genesis spells over and over, (speaking
foreign language), Torah, Torah, Torah. Exodus is written in the same sequence but every 50th Hebrew
letter in Deuteronomy and 49th in Numbers,
spell Torah backwards. All pointing to the
central book, Leviticus, where every seventh letter, which is the number of God’s perfection, spells (speaking foreign
language), Yahweh, the name of the Almighty,
appears every seven letters. This intricate code could not
have been put in place by man and still allow the text to
make any sense to the reader. This is Yahweh’s signature in
his instructions, the Torah. These are the written oracles that were committed to the sons of Israel. And they have done a far better job than the Greeks, the Romans, the English, or any modern translators in maintaining the integrity of the scriptures. Just as Saul said, the oracles of God were committed to the Jews. And the gifts and calling of
God are without repentance. – What do you call this book? – Torah. – Trah? – Torah. – The Torah. – Will you trade your horse for Torah? – Yes. – Your horse and your boots? – Yes. – And your clothes? – Yes. – And everything else you own? – Yes, everything. – If I let you go, may I keep Torah? – No! (melancholic music) – [Announcer] The bible
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been able to send our materials to those who need it most, free of charge. Thank you to all of our ambassadors who are supporting Bring it to the World. (jazzy music) (paper shuffling) – In Saul’s second letter to Timothy, he wrote, from a child you
have known the holy scriptures but you’re able to make
one wise unto salvation. (beep) Sorry for this Rood Interruption, but when Saul wrote to Timothy
about the holy scriptures which teach one the way to salvation, he was not referring to
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, or 1 Thessalonians,
they didn’t even exist. What did exist was the Torah,
the five books of Moses, the Neviim, the prophets and
the Ketuvim or other writings, commonly referred to by
the Hebrew acronym Tanakh. The Torah is the foundation
of the Hebrew scriptures, Torah means the instructions,
or the directions, commonly mistranslated
into English as the law. (beep_ Saul recognized that Timothy was taught the Torah from his youth. When he awoke in the morning,
he was taught the Torah. When he sat at the table,
he was taught the Torah. As he walked by the way and as he lay down to sleep each night, he was taught, and he
memorized, the Torah. Saul continued, all scripture is given by inspiration of God. It is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. Of what scripture does
he speak, the Torah, that is not to imply that
the New Testament scriptures were not given by inspiration, I am just saying that at the time Saul wrote this letter to Timothy, his letters to the congregation scattered across Asia were
not considered scripture and the gospels had not even been written. The Torah, along with the
prophets and writings, was the foundation of the first century Jewish believers in the Messiah. They all studied and understood the Torah. These are the saints who walked with the power of the holy spirit and did signs, miracles, and wonders, that have never been
duplicated in the arena of modern Christianity’s
dog and pony shows. (gentle music) Saul says that he traveled to numerous synagogues throughout Asia, and every Sabbath he reasoned with them out of the scriptures. What scriptures do you think he used? The book of John, or 2 Corinthians? They didn’t even exist,
can you imagine that Saul, an intellectual Pharisee, stood
up among his Jewish brethren and stated the reason
that it is true, brothers, is because I wrote it last week in a letter to a group of people in Rome. He would’ve been laughed
out of the synagogue. No, Saul proved his faith from the pages of the Torah and the prophets. The Book of Acts records that the saints in the city of Berea
searched the scriptures daily to prove whether those things
that Saul taught were true. What scriptures did the
Bereans search, the Torah. You cannot prove Saul’s teaching unless you find it in the Torah. Through all of Paul’s epistles he continuously quotes the Torah. When you, like the Bereans, find the place in the Torah
from which Saul quotes then you know that you have
his writing in context. The Bereans were educated,
they searched the Torah. Shimon Kefa wrote our beloved brother Saul hath written of you some
things hard to be understood. Can you relate with Peter? Yes, some of the things that Saul writes are very difficult to understand because we’re a lot like
Peter, we’re fishermen, we work for a living,
we have not been raised in the privileged lifestyle of Saul who spent most of his life in Jerusalem, studying the Torah at the feet of the most respected teacher
of his generation, Gamaliel. Kefa continues, they that
are unlearned and unstable rustle the things that Saul has written to their own destruction, as they do also the other scriptures. And what are the unlearned and unstable? The Torah from which Saul
is constantly quoting. If you were ignorant of the Torah, you cannot fully understand the scriptures of the New Testament. You’ll wind up wrestling, or twisting, the scriptures to your own destruction and if you teach twisted scripture, you will end up destroying
those who listen to you. History has shown that if a
people are ignorant of the Torah they will isolate numbered
soundbites called verses out of the New Testament, strip these statements
completely out of context and then cloister themselves
into 4,000 denominational camps that more closely identify with men than they do the Messiah. Saul said it best, how is it that you have taken it upon yourself to divide up into little self-serving religious cults? Some say I am of Paul,
others I am of Paulos. Others, I am of Kefa,
of Luther, of Calvin, of Zwingli, of Wesley, John the Baptist. I was not crucified for you, and no pope never got up from the dead. Well, okay, I’m paraphrasing a bit. But that’s what he’d say today. (mysterious instrumental music) Kefa continues his warning, beware lest you also being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. (beep) Rood-imentary explanation. The word wicked refers to the
twisting of a candle wick. When you twist the scriptures
around your own agenda and attempt to manipulate others by implying that your personal
scheme is the will of God, you are doing what the
bible calls witchcraft as a work of the flesh. This is great wickedness. (beep) What is the error of the wicked? Just as the Messiah said, you do err not knowing the scriptures. Of which scriptures
does the Messiah speak? Right, the Torah, the written oracles which are able to make
one wise unto salvation. In the end of the Book of Acts, Saul cried out, men and
brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee. He wasn’t ashamed of his upbringing, the Pharisees were ultra conservative. Both Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, devoted disciples of Yahshua,
were Pharisees as well. As a Pharisee, Saul
was taught according to the strictest manner of the Torah. By the time that Saul was 20 years old, he would’ve memorized every single word of the Torah, verbatim. (speaking foreign language) That was a basic requirement
to study under Gamaliel, but Saul said that he was
more zealous for the Torah than any of his peers. He was one of the most brilliant young men in his generation. This is the very reason that Kefa states that Saul’s writings are difficult, and can only be accurately understood from the context of the Torah, the written oracles of Yahweh. (spiritual instrumental music) (jazzy music)
(papers shuffling) We have spoken briefly about
the written oracles of God, but the scriptures also speak volumes concerning the living oracles that were committed to Israel’s keeping. This is the communication
that must be lived generation after generation
in the land of Israel. The living oracles are the Kadosh Miqrah, the holy convocations,
the feasts of the lord. The feasts are prophetic shadow pictures of things that the Messiah must fulfill. It is not an option. The fourth day after the
crucifixion of Yahshua, two of his disciples stormed
out of the hiding place where the disciples had been sequestered. Cleopas and another disciple
slammed the door behind them as they scuffled their way
to the village of Emmaus. They were through, they were so dejected they left Jerusalem during
the feast, that is depressed. But put yourself in
their place for a moment, they had sold their family businesses, given all their possessions to the poor, and now they were more destitute than those to whom they had
distributed their goods. Their lives were ruined. At one time, they really
believed that Yahshua was the promised Messiah. But now it appears that they were taken in by a false Messiah who died
and left them penniless with no hope. As they rehearsed their mutual woes, a stranger approached them from behind. Excuse me, gentlemen, but
why are you so depressed? And what is this morose
conversation that you’re having? Cleopas answered, are you some
kinda stranger in Jerusalem? Haven’t you heard about the things which have come to pass in these days? The stranger, the disguised,
resurrected Messiah, said, what things, as if he didn’t know. As they walked to Emmaus, they
began rehearsing everything they had just seen that week. The stranger kept prodding
them, what else did you see? Can you recall any more
detail, what happened next? They concluded their
heartbroken recitation, and we trusted him, we trusted
that he was the Messiah. The stranger finally interrupts. Oh, fools and slow of heart, to believe all that the
prophets have spoken. Ought not Messiah to have suffered all these things of which
you have just spoken and then entered into his glory? And beginning at Moses,
and all the prophets, he expounded unto them
in all these scriptures, the things concerning himself. He laid out exactly, in every detail, these things that they
had just enumerated, mile after mile as they walked. He showed them in the scriptures that the Messiah had
to fulfill every detail of the spring feast of the lord. He had to fulfill the role
as Messiah ben Yoseph, the suffering servant who would make the Atoning sacrifice for the sins of man. He showed them that the Passover sacrifice which was foreshadowed when Abraham offered his son Isaac on Mount Moriah, was fulfilled and what
they had just witnessed this past week in Jerusalem. Chills of reality shook
them, they had to hear more. When they got to Emmaus,
the stranger acted as if he would continue on,
but they compelled him, please, please, please stay with us. At the table, the stranger took unleavened bread in his hands, and blessed the father
with the same blessing that Melchizedek, the Melech Tzedek, the righteous king blessed when he served bread and wine to Abraham. He blessed with the same
blessing that all Israel blessed the almighty each time they broke bread on the Sabbath, he blessed with the same blessing that he blessed when he broke bread with those disciples
just before his arrest in Gethsemane four days earlier. When he lifted the bread
to heaven and said, (speaking foreign language), blessed are you, lord Yahweh, our God, king of the universe, who brings
forth bread from the earth. I am the bread of life, I
am the father’s provision that was brought forth from the earth, this blessing and this
breaking of the bread which you have been doing year after year, century after century, is a Kadosh Miqra, a holy rehearsal that was put in place by the Melech Tzedek, this
bread represents my body which will be broken for you. From this day forward,
as often as you do this, do it in remembrance of what
I am about to do for you. Now the lord, at the table with two of his hurt and despondent disciples, raised the matzoh to heaven and said, (speaking foreign language), this is my body which was broken for you. He broke the bread, laid it down, and disappeared before their eyes. At that moment, they
understood that he was the resurrected Messiah. Cleopas cried out, did not
our hearts burn within us as he walked with us by the way, and opened unto us, the scriptures? They took off on a dead
run back to Jerusalem, they hammered on the door that
they had slammed behind them just hours before, and began
to stammer out the events that had transpired since
their afternoon departure. But before they got the first coherent sentence out of their mouths, the stranger appeared
in their midst and said (speaking foreign
language), peace unto you. And then, starting at Moses, and through all the prophets and writings, he taught them that the
Messiah must fulfill the written oracles in the Torah and the living oracles, the prophetic shadow
pictures of good things which were embedded in
the feast of the lord. During his time of
ministering to the public, Yahshua did not allow anyone to broadcast that he was the Messiah. When those who were
possessed of a demonic spirit identified him and cried
out, I know who you are, you are the Messiah, the son of David! He rebuked this spirit and did not allow them
to proclaim his mission. Just weeks before his crucifixion, he asked his disciples,
who do men say that I am? One responded, Eliyahu. Another, Yochanan ben Zachariah Kohen, your cousin John the Baptist. But who do you say that I am? Kefa replied, you are the Messiah, the son of the living God. You are blessed, Kefa, flesh and blood has not shown this to you. I did not show this to you, my father in heaven has shown this to you. But don’t tell anyone, because
I must go up to Jerusalem where I will be killed by the Gentiles. The Messiah’s first coming
was a covert mission. Why, Saul observed that
if Ha-Satan had understood that the Messiah’s death
would be the fulfillment of the Passover sacrifice, he would never have
crucified the lord of glory. If the religious leaders
of Israel could’ve known that the actual plan of redemption was detailed in the
spring feast of the lord, then Satan could also
have recognized the plan and preempted God’s strategy. Satan’s and the religious
system’s ignorance compelled Satan to
accomplish the very thing that he had hoped to destroy. But now, after his resurrection, the Messiah himself proclaims his victory. He announces his accomplishment and then opens the
understanding of his disciples. The fulfillment of the spring feast demonstrates a pattern that
makes the future fulfillment of the fall feast much to be anticipated. In upcoming episodes, we will explore these beautiful shadow pictures
of good things to come, and see how our creator has told us the end from the beginning,
in the feast of the lord. I’m Michael Rood, inviting
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midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
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at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. (dramatic music) (mysterious music) (comet rumbling) – [Narrator] 4,000 years ago,
the creator of the universe made an everlasting covenant with Abraham. All the land from the
Euphrates to the Nile belongs to the sons of Israel. Shock waves will shake the earth as heaven reaches down
to fulfill that promise. – On March 26, 2001, sundown in Jerusalem, the astronomically and
agriculturally corrected biblical Hebrew calendar reached the year 6,001 from creation. The day or millennium
of the lord had begun. That week, a large contingency of rabbis met here at the western wall at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and made a singularly
significant declaration. The time of Jacob’s trouble had now begun. The prophets promised that there would be a shaking of the earth in the last days, and during the time of trouble, the name of the true
God would become known throughout all the earth. I’m Michael Rood, prepare
for A Rood Awakening. (upbeat, light music)
(thunder rumbling) – [Narrator] Prepare for A Rood Awakening. (melancholic violin music) (paper shuffling) – The precursor to the beginning of the time of Jacob’s trouble is the prophesied return of
Israel to their homeland. The return to the land has
provoked a tidal assault against the Jewish
people by Islamic tribes who have vowed to exterminate the Jews from the entire planet. And then, to destroy the Christians. This holy war, or Jihad
in the parlance of Islam, will plunge the nations of the
world into thermonuclear war. When the smoke clears, the implosion of the world’s economies will pave the way for a new world order. Many Christians have been prime
for an imminent vaporization to preempt their participation. But no one will be leaving
until the last trump on the feast of Yom Teruah. Jeremiah speaks of the
day when the lord God will bring Israel again
into the land that he gave unto our fathers. Even though the nation of Israel was born in one day, May 15th, 1948, in fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy, the multitude of the dispersed Israelites has not even considered
returning to the land. Zechariah said that because of prosperity, the tribes would be dispersed
for an extended period but the time of Jacob’s trouble will put an end to that prosperity and force the return of the
dispersed sons of Israel. Jeremiah said that the
almighty would first send fishermen and they would
fish them out of their exile. Then he would send the hunters to hunt them out of
every cave and crevasse. Before the second World War, most of the Jews in Europe
were enjoying their exile. A few were fished back into the land by Jewish and Christian Zionists who believed the Hebrew prophets. The majority of European Jewry did not want to go back to a land that had been ransacked
by Pagans for 1,900 years. But those who did not return willingly were later hunted out of every home, attic, and hiding place in Europe. They were mercilessly
stripped of their property, their dignity, and for
more than six million, their very lives. In the end, the modern state of Israel was born out of the labor pains of Judah’s great tribulation. In the last days, it will not be just the time of Judah’s trouble, but all of Israel will be tried in the crucible of tribulation. In the time of Jacob’s trouble. And just as in days long past, all of Israel will be saved
by the hand of the Almighty. (mysterious music) And the nations shall
come to the land of Israel from the ends of the earth, and cry out, oh lord, you alone are our
refuge in the day of affliction. Surely we have inherited from our fathers nothing but lies and vanity. Shall a man make gods unto
himself that are no gods? Yes, and that is exactly
what has been done in the modern Christian church. The church has inherited
the worship of Easter, the reincarnated wife of Nimrod, the queen of heaven who
returned to earth in a giant egg that landed in the Euphrates River, the egg burst open,
and out emerged Easter, the bare-breasted goddess of fertility who turns a bird into
an egg-laying rabbit. The occultist priest of Babylon sacrificed infants on Easter Sunday and dyed the eggs of Easter in the blood of sacrificed babies. Modern churches mimic
that perverted ritual in their children’s Sunday school classes and teach that it is the
worship of the true God. But the creator calls it an abomination. (slow, spiritual music) (jazzy music)
(paper shuffling) The time of trouble in the last days will shake us to our spiritual senses and if we just cry out in repentance for the abominations that we’ve inherited, God will perform a miracle that will make the parting of the Red
Sea pale by comparison. Therefore because the
Gentiles cry out in repentance for the abominations
that they have inherited, behold, I will this once cause
the Gentiles to understand. I will cause them to know by experience my hand and my might,
and they, the Gentile, shall know that my name is, and the King James
version reads, the lord. The lord is not even a name. It is simply a title given
to every British landowner for the past thousand years,
that is no great revelation. But every time you see
capital L, capital O, capital R, and capital
D, in your King James version of the bible, the Hebrew letters are Yod He Vav He, which is the name of the lord. (beep) Sorry for this Rood Interruption, but when the prophet Yoel states, whoever shall call on the name
of the lord shall be saved, you might appropriately respond, I would like to call on
his name, what is it? The Hebrew scriptures read,
(speaking foreign language). Whosoever calls upon the name
of Yod He Vav He, Yahweh, how are you going to call
on the name of the lord if you don’t know his name? Hallelujah is a Hebrew word. Hallelu means be praised,
and Yah is the poetic, short form of Yahweh. Hallelujah means praise be to Yahweh. You’ve been shouting out part of his name and you didn’t even know it. (beep) I pronounce the name Yahweh. Josephus stated that there were four vowels on the high priest turban. Yod He Vav He are pronounced as vowels in one breath, Yahoweh, fluently Yahweh. In Greek literature, Iota, Alpha Omicron, Upsilon, Epsilon, was used to approximate the name. The same vowels, A, E, I,
O, U, used in English today. Jehovah, a name that is
found in many English bibles, is a hybrid word that is derived by pronouncing the four
vowels as consonants, and adding the vowel pointings for the Hebrew (speaking foreign
language) which means Lord. This deliberate misspelling
by Hebrew scholars more than a millennia ago, was done to protect the real name from defilement by the heathen. The English speaking
world departs even further by mispronouncing the Yud as a British J. Jehovah, not even close. (upbeat music) Nearly 7,000 times the
name of the lord, Yahweh, appears in the Hebrew scriptures. But the King James translators, following a Jewish tradition that teaches that the name is too holy to be pronounced by the common people, substituted the indistinct
title, the lord, whenever they translated Yod He Vav He. But they printed lord
in all capital letters so that we can still discern the name. Muslims, Hindus, and even Satanists, know and call on the
personal names of their gods. It seems that Jews and
Christians are the only ones who are left with generic
titles for their mighty one. The first time that the
almighty spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai, he instructed, say to the children of Israel, Yahweh, the Elohim, the God of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham,
the Elohim of Yitzhak, and the Elohim of Yaakov,
has sent me to you. Yahweh is my name forever, my
memorial to all generations. (gentle piano music) He wanted his name to be known
throughout all the earth. He wanted his name to be honored,
respected, and cherished. He wanted his people to call upon him by his personal name, but he never wanted his holy name to be dishonored
or stripped of authority. The third commandment
states, thou shalt not take the name of Yahweh, thy Elohim, in vain. (beep)
(static crackles) Rood-imentary Explanation. The Hebrew word (speaking
foreign language), commonly translated vain or vanity, means empty, worthless, or even false. The commandment to not take
the creator’s name in vain is most often understood
to refer to blasphemy, such as using his name as a curse. While this is certainly something
that we should never do, most of the world seems to be perpetrating an even more severe violation
of this commandment every day by altogether replacing his name with general, empty, or false titles, and even forgetting it altogether. We have truly regarded his name which is the name above
all names, as worthless. (beep) To ensure that the common people would not make the name of Yahweh common, religious leaders added a commandment that forbade the people to
call upon the name of Yahweh. In its place, they instructed them to call on (speaking foreign language), which does not necessarily
refer to a specific false god, but in Hebrew, (speaking foreign language) is simply the word for master, or husband, the same indistinct title as (speaking foreign language) or lord. But the Torah explicitly commands no one is authorized to add or remove commandments from the word of Yahweh. They broke the Torah
by adding a commandment that eventually caused his
name to be forgotten by Israel, unknown throughout the world, and in practice, void of power. (siren wailing) – [Narrator] The lives of Israeli victims hang critically in the
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(paper shuffling) The prophet Elijah had to
deal with this very issue here on Mount Carmel. It was here that Eliyahu challenged 450 prophets of (speaking
foreign language), or translated into English,
prophets of the lord, to determine who the spokesman
for the true God was. What you don’t readily see in the English versions of the bible is that Eliyahu is called
the prophet of Yahweh, and the preachers who are being subsidized by the government of Ahab and Jezebel were called the prophets of the lord. The government fed these
preachers at the table of Jezebel. Perhaps with the proceeds
of the 10% religion tax that they were authorized
to collect from the people. They preached an indistinct
prosperity gospel about an indistinct God who
had indistinct requirements. The people thought that
they were worshiping the God who brought them
out of the land of Egypt, but they neither knew his name
nor what he required of them. In the Mount Carmel showdown, the government authorized preachers called upon the lord to no avail. Though when Eliyahu called
upon the holy name of Yahweh, his prayer was answered
by fire from heaven. There is a big difference. If an indistinct lord is your Elohim, your mighty one, then
continue to serve him any way that you like. But if Yahweh is Elohim,
then we better start obeying his commandments and get cleaned up of these abominations
that we’ve inherited. It was a Messianic Pharisee, Saul, known as Paul, who warned do not give heed to Jewish traditions and fables which turn away from the truth. He did not say that all or even most Jewish traditions do this. But that we must reject that ones that do. The hiding of the holy name
is one of those traditions, one of those commandments of men which not only turns away from the truth but was a primary cause
for the destruction of the Second Temple by Rome. Before the Babylonian captivity, Jeremiah rebuked the priesthood and said, because you have taught my people to swear by (speaking foreign
language), or the lord, instead of calling upon my name, Yahweh, I am going to send the
entire nation into captivity. When you return, if you
still refuse to teach my name to my people, I will utterly
pluck up and destroy the nation and that is why the temple was destroyed and the entire nation of Israel was exiled from the land by
the year 135 of the Common Era. The reason he brought us out of Egypt was to make his name known
throughout the earth. Because of their manmade commandments, the priests stopped teaching
the people his name, so it was back into captivity, one more time around the mountain. This current captivity,
this exile that has lasted for 1900 years will be ended when the hand of Yahweh is revealed. In that day, millions will call upon the name that will last forever, Yahweh. One of the last things
that the Messiah said to those who were supposed
to be teaching the name was, you will not see me again until you say (speaking foreign language), blessed is he who comes
in the name of Yahweh. He quoted the Psalm accurately, he did not use an indistinct title such as the lord, (speaking
foreign language), and he did not speak the
name of Yahweh in vain. The creator promised that
he will reveal himself to those who hunger and thirst for truth. If they will just admit
that they’ve inherited a religious system that is
full of lies and hypocrisy. If we will confess our sins and turn away from our Pagan ways, he promised to lead
individuals to rediscover the power in his name that has been hidden by more than 2,000 years of tradition, superstition, and disobedience. Yahweh instructed Moses, this
is how I will bless my people. The sons of Aaron are to
put my name on the people by speaking this blessing over them, and I will bless them. (speaking foreign language) Yahweh bless you and keep you, Yahweh make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. Yahweh lift up his countenance upon you, and give you shalom, peace. (inspiring instrumental music) No one knows exactly when it happened, all we know is that at
some time in the past the sons of Aaron ceased to
carry out this commandment. Instead of speaking the
name Yahweh over the people, they replaced the name with the indistinct title
(speaking foreign language). And then later, (speaking
foreign language). To this day, the sons of Aaron refuse to carry out this commandment to bless Yahweh’s people. I believe that this is the primary reason why the priesthood is in shambles today. Those who continue to blindly follow the tradition of the elders, and substitute nondescript
titles for his holy name, will remain powerless. Religious, but powerless. By the end of the Second Temple period, religious leaders had added
hundreds of commandments to the basic instructions, many of which were contrary
to Yahweh’s written Torah. Yahshua of Nazareth loathed
their manmade regulations and frequently broke
them, just to challenge their assumed authority. But he always enforced the
strict observance of the Torah even to the point of using a whip to drive violators out of the temple. We read in the gospel records that common people loved Yahshua and traveled for days to
hear him teach the Torah. But unless we understand the
commandments in the Torah and the details of the Pharisaic rules that were being addressed in his day, we don’t really have a clear idea of why the religious leaders despised him. What was the difference
between Yahshua’s teachings and the Judaism practiced
by the Pharisees? Or the Sadducees, or the Essenes. Yahshua was constantly stripping away the rules and regulations that men has added to the Torah and
was bringing the people back to the heart of the commandments. He was not acting under the authority of the religious leaders of
his day, he reproved them. His authority did not come from
a Levitical family lineage, he was from the tribe of Judah. He was acting as a priest
after the order of Melchizedek, or properly, the Melech Tzedek. Melech, king, Tzedek, righteous. The priestly order of the righteous king preceded and superceded the
authority of the tribe of Levi. The Messiah was the only direct descendant from the throne in heaven. His mother, his only human parent, was from Judah, in the
royal line of King David. By Adam’s default, Yahshua became the (speaking foreign language)
or high priest forever after the order of the righteous
king, the Melech Tzedek. As high priest, he has the authority to ordain any (speaking foreign language) or righteous servant of the king, to act under his authority. Yahshua’s disciples were
sent under his authority to do the job that the Aaronic priesthood according to manmade
tradition was forbidden to do. The Levites became the servants
of men by their own choice, and forfeited their divine authority to bless with the holy name. Yahshua, under the
authority of the father, laid his hands on the sick
and spoke the blessing. The father blessed the
people, just as he promised, and they were healed of their diseases and delivered from demonic oppression. Yahshua gave that authority to his (speaking foreign
language), his disciples, and the hand of Yahweh was
strong on their behalf. Every time we speak that
blessing over Yahweh’s people, he is the one who reaches down from heaven and heals their bodies. Every time we are
obedient to the authority that we have been given as the servants of the high priest of heaven, deliverance is available. Our authority to use the name does not come from the office of the chief Rabbinic of Jerusalem, the College of Cardinals in Rome, or from a theological
cemetery in the United States. We receive our instructions
from the Torah, and our authority from the Messiah. It is Yahweh himself who makes certain that none of the words
of the Aaronic blessing fall to the ground. The blessing that the sons
of Aaron were to speak still produces healing and deliverance, just as in the days of
Moses and the Messiah. But now, we speak that blessing in the name of the one who has given us the authority to do so, Yahshua
HaMashiach, the Messiah. I pronounce the name of our
Messiah distinctly as Yahshua. There is no J sound in Hebrew or Greek, and Jesus has no meaning in Hebrew. But Yah is the short form of Yahweh, and Shua is the contracted form of Yeshua. Yeshua means salvation, but Yahshua means, Yahweh is our savior. And just as it is in
many, many Hebrew names, the emphasis is on Yah. The English Matthew is
correctly Mattithyahu. Isaiah, Yeshayahu, Jeremiah, Yirmeyahu. The emphasis is always
on Yah, as it should be. It takes a little time to get comfortable with the name Yahshua,
especially if you’ve grown up hearing his Gentile nickname Jesus. But every time you say Yahshua, you declare Yahweh is our salvation, there is no greater truth, those who identify with the God of Abraham should represent him accurately. The prophet Zecharish said, those that swear falsely in his name, or imply that they are speaking for the holy one of
Israel when they are not, will be incinerated. The cliche, the lord told
me, is almost epidemic in some Christian circles. Using his name, or insinuating
revelation from heaven in order to influence
others is witchcraft. If you hear from heaven, obey. You don’t need to tell anyone else unless specifically instructed to do so. No one wants to hear how chummy
you are with the Almighty or how often the creator
seeks your advice. There’s yet another construct to taking or holding the name of
Yahweh thy Elohim in vain. And that is to use it so frequently as to render it common. The Messiah taught us how to pray by instructing us to acknowledge
to the heavenly father that his name is holy. Messiah generally used the
endearing title, abba, father, to address him, which indicates not only an intimate personal relationship but the reticence to use
his personal holy name as a common address. There is nothing wrong
with the appropriate, biblically accurate titles in order to not treat his
name as common or profane. Unless by practice, we
forget his name altogether. As you are becoming comfortable
with your newfound roots in the Hebrew scriptures, remember, Yahweh is your loving father, and he wants you to call on him by name. And he will answer you
in the day of trouble. In the last days, Yahweh
said through the prophet Yoel that if the Gentiles
repent for the abominations that they inherited from their ancestors they will see his hand of might revealed on their behalf
during the time of affliction. They will see his miracle working power and all who call upon the name of Yahweh in the day of affliction shall be saved. Those who call on an indistinct title, may very well be on their own. I’m Michael Rood, inviting
you to join us again next time for A Rood Awakening and I’ll
see you when the smoke clears. (intense instrumental music) (dramatic music) – [Announcer] In the
midst of disagreements with other followers
who just couldn’t handle the task of preaching a
message so radically different, Paul and Barnabas set
off alone to Antioch. Now, with a following of their own, they are greeted with excitement or derision wherever they go. – Jews, Gentiles, Israelites,
bloodline, proselytes, whoever will may come. – [Announcer] In the Road to Antioch, you will see the beginnings
of a great division that exists today and
centers around this question: did Yeshua come to do away
with the Torah, or fulfill it? The Road to Antioch is
an exclusive teaching available only in March. It’s a gift from Michael Rood to you for your Love Gift donation of just $50. Or with a gift of $100 or more, you’ll also get a five foot plush blanket covered with the name of
Yehovah and his attributes. Get the Road to Antioch collection, call now or visit our website
at www.MonthlyLoveGift.com. (dramatic music) (impassioned instrumental music) – Welcome to Passover,
the Path of Freedom. This is episode one of a five part series leading up to Passover, and this is the birth of the nations. Our Exodus from Egypt
could not have transpired unless we first were in Egypt, and the story of how we got into Egypt, the nation of Israel, is
one of the greatest stories in the entire human epoch. And it takes us all the way back to the time of the flood. And when we want to
understand the scripture such as in the Book of the Revelation we see that paradise is restored upon a new heaven and earth, but it is without
meaning unless we go back to the beginning in Genesis one, in which we’re living in Paradise. We are then ejected from paradise, and then throughout the
course of human events, finally paradise is restored
and there is no more weeping, there’s no more wailing, there are no more tears at that time. But there is plenty of
weeping and wailing and tears, there’s plenty of pain that is suffered on the way to the restoration of what the Almighty had
for us in the beginning until we, as Adam and
Hawa, rebelled against him, disobeyed him, and that
authority that we had as the kings of this earth
was then relinquished over to the God of this age, Ha-Satan. And so to understand the end, we have to understand the beginning, and to understand the Passover, it is going to take us about five weeks of laying the foundation to find out how this one family, this chosen people, are chosen to be the priests, the representatives of the most high God. But in order for them to
even need a priesthood, for mankind to need someone
to show the way back into the grace of the almighty, we have to go back to the flood. And please, take your bibles,
and we’re going to turn to Genesis chapter nine,
Genesis chapter nine. And we are going to go
actually after the flood, we’re not going to detail the
incident of the flood itself but in the 18th verse
of Genesis chapter nine, we read, the sons of Noah
that went forth from the Ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And Ham was the father of Canaan. Now, you see that
parenthetical phrase right here in the book of Genesis, in your King James version of the bible. And this lets you know
that we are being set up. Because Ham, it says now and,
Ham was the father of Canaan, well this is going to
transpire after many years that Ham is going to have his youngest son by the name of Canaan, but
the reason that we’re told is that we are starting a storyline here that is going to then
take us for generations, for hundreds of years
for all this to play out. But to understand what Canaan did and how it affects planet earth, this is where it all begins. Verse 19, these are
the three sons of Noah, and from them was the
whole earth overspread. Or as we would say in modern English, it was plentish, or it was filled. By these three sons,
Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And so it is again telling us, setting us up because we’re gonna find out how the world was filled with these three families
when we get to chapter 11, at the Tower of Babel,
but now we continue on. In verse 20, and Noah began as a man who planted a vineyard. The word began that I have here is literally from the
Hebrew, means wounded. And it’s really to, it means
he began or he started over. Because after 600 years before the flood, and spending all this time
100 years building the ark, now life starts over, he’s an old man, and his hopes, his dreams,
where he started from was all wounded and so
it’s time to start over. And this many times is used
for middle age and elderly men because, you know, when we’re
young we’re full of vitality, we’ve got hopes and we’ve got dreams, but then life happens
and we become wounded and there’s an opportunity
and a need to start over. And Noah started over as a
husbandman, or as a farmer, and he planted a vineyard. He drank the wine, got
drunk, and was uncovered, by whom we don’t know yet. He was uncovered in his tent. Then Ham, the father of Canaan, and again, Canaan is his youngest son, why is it even brought in here? Because Ham saw the
nakedness of his father, told his two brothers Shem
and Japheth who were outside. So Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on their shoulders,
went in backward, covered the nakedness of their father. They faced the opposite direction so they could not see
their father’s nakedness, but when Noah awoke from his wine, he knew what his younger
son had done to him. Now, we find out that
in chapter 10 verse 21, that Japheth is the elder, and when it says elder and younger, we know that elder and
younger are relative terms. And in old King James English, we don’t have young,
younger, and youngest. It is relative when it
says Yefet the elder, that means he is the
eldest of the brothers. The elder of the two other brothers. And so when Noah awoke and
saw what his younger son, whose younger son is it speaking of? It is speaking of Ham’s
younger son, Canaan. Canaan is the one that was
responsible for the deed, Ham discovered it, then told his brothers and his brothers went in to
take care of the situation. And when Noah found out
what Ham’s younger son, which is Canaan, had done to him, he said appropriately, curse thee Canaan, who is the youngest son of Ham. A servant, it means
the lowest of servants, shall he be unto his brethren. Then he said, blessed be
Yehovah, Elohim of Shem. May the lord God bless Shem,
Canaan shall be his servant. God shall also enlarge Yefet, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem. And Canaan also shall be his servant. And so now it tells us
the length of Noah’s life, and then he died now in
chapter 10, verse one, we get into the table of nations. These are the generations,
or the offsprings, of the son of Noah. And this is where the synopsis begins of what transpires from these three men, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and it concludes, the synopsis concludes in chapter 10, verse 32. And we’re gonna select a few
very important parts here, because without understanding this we will not understand
either the history of Israel or the history of the human race. So we continue on. These are the offspring
of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Yefet. And unto them were sons
born after the flood. The sons of Yefet, it says in verse two, and it goes on and lists them. And then it says, in verse five, by these, by these the sons of Yefet, were the isles of the Gentiles
divided in their lands. Every one after his tongue,
after their families, in their nations. Now, here again we have a setup to tell us what is going to be transpired. Because they are not divided
up because the whole earth is one language at this
time, of one tongue, of one family, of the family of Noah. And so it is telling us what
is going to be transpiring after the incident of the Tower of Babel which human history cannot be understood without the event of chapter
11 of the Book of Genesis. Anthropology cannot be put together, it’s a fairytale outside of this. This is how we know, and now verse six. The sons of Ham, now we
had the sons of Yefet, who was the eldest. Now we have the sons of Ham, which is Cush, Mizraim, Phut and Canaan. And so we have now Canaan, he is the younger of the sons of Ham. And then it tells us
about the sons of Cush. And now in verse eight, it
says that Cush, the son of Ham, begat Nimrod, and Nimrod began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before
the lord, before Yehovah. The word before is
(speaking foreign language), in the face of, in opposition. He was a mighty hunter, he captured men. He was an absolute tyrant
and we’re gonna find out the details of this. Wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod, the mighty hunter in opposition,
in the face of Yehovah, and the beginning of
his kingdom was Babel. The beginning, and Errech
and Accad and Calneh in the land of Shinar. And out of that land,
out of the land of Shinar where the Tower of Babel
was, went forth Asher. Now, who was Asher? Asher is the son of Shem. So again, it’s telling us
what is going to transpire after the confusion of
languages at the tower of Babel. Now, Asher is the son of
Shem, but what did Asher do? Because now, we have Nimrod,
we have Ham’s son Cush who begat Nimrod, Nimrod’s
one world government empire and out of Babylon after the
confusion of the languages, came forth Asher, and he built Nineveh, which is in Assyrian the house of Niness, which is, Niness is Assyrian for Nimrod. And the city of Rehoboth, and Calah, which is modern day Nemrut, which is a more proper translation. And Resen between Nineveh and
Calah, which is a great city. And so Babylonian sun worship, which had been all put in place before the confusion of the languages. Now, it is Asher who brings this over into the land which becomes
known as Assyria, or Asheria, Asheria from Asher, who is a Shemite, who is a son of Shem. And now we’re gonna continue on down because the youngest son of
Ham is brought up in verse 15. Canaan begat Sidon, his
firstborn, and Heth, and the Jebusite, the
Amorite, the Girgasite, the Hivite, the Arkite, the Sinite, the Arvadite, the Zemarite, Hamathite, and afterward, afterward, and what is this afterward again? This afterward is after
the Tower of Babel incident where the languages were confused. The families of the
Canaanites were spread abroad, and the border to the
Canaanites became from Sidon, as thou comest unto Gerar, unto Gaza, as thou goest unto Sodom and
Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, and even unto Lasha. And so this is what is almost all inclusive of what is nowadays
the modern land of Israel. These cities, the cities of the plains. Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, which were all destroyed
by fire and brimstone. And Zeboim, yes, those
are the four cities. And Zohar have all been found, the imprint of the remains
of these have all been left, and we’re gonna be into
that in just a little bit, but this is where the Canaanites. Now, let’s stop this for just a minute. Canaan was cursed because
of his sexual perversion. And this sexual perversion finally, after the confusion of languages, these people who were cursed for their father’s sexual perversion now come into a land,
and the names of cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, I mean Sodom. You know, we understand what sodomy is. I mean, by the time you
have this grossly immoral, repugnant, vile and disgusting sin that is, it’s even a
shame to even think about what these perverts were doing, and enslaving people, and trafficking, and child, you know,
pedophilia, which is all.

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