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The 2016 Fall Moedim

Yahweh’s Divine Appointments, also known as the Moedim or the Dress Rehearsals are dress rehearsals for the real events.   The Spring Moedim: Pesach, Chag Ha’Matzoth, Reishit Katzir, and Shavuot have already been fulfilled in Yeshua’s first coming.  The Fall Moedim are yet to be fulfilled.

Today we are one day closer to the return of Yeshua than we were yesterday and tomorrow we will be even one day closer.  For almost two thousand years the Jews would proclaim “Next year in Jerusalem!”  I now proclaim “Next Yom Teruah in the clouds!”

The dates this fall for the new Hebrew Year 5777 are:
• 5. Yom Teruah (Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah) October 3rd, 2016
Biblical Date Of Moed: 1st Day of 7th Month (Tishri – September / October)
Yom Teruah announces Yeshua’s wedding day, His coronation as King, and the day of the wakening blast.
Yom Teruah Full Post: Yom Teruah

• 6. Yom Kippurim (Day of Atonements) October 12th, 2016
Biblical Date Of Moed: 10th Day of 7th Month (Tishri – September / October)
Yom Kippurim is the feast celebrating the day when our sins of the year are covered (Older Covenant) or when all of our sins are fully taken away (Newer Covenant). Guilt and condemnation are removed (At-One-Ment with Yahweh).
Yom Kippurim Full Post: Yom Kippurim

• 7. Sukkoth (Booths, Tabernacles) October 17th, 2016
Biblical Date Of Moed: 15th Day of 7th Month (Tishri, September/October)
Sukkoth celebrates the day of ingathering of fruit and vine crops. It is a memorial of the wilderness experience and a return to Jerusalem to celebrate Sabbath.
Sukkoth Full Post: Sukkot

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Hoof and Mouth

Scripture tells us what is approved for eating and what is not approved. Both Deuteronomy and Leviticus lay out the requirements. Let’s take a closer look:

Chewing the Cud
Deuteronomy 14:4-8 – “You may eat of every animal that has the hoof cloven in two, and which chews the cud.”
Animals that chew the cud are basically those that eat only the plants and vegetation – grass, hay, etc. These animals also frequently have more than one stomach, allowing them to chew and chew and chew and digest. The same food is eaten over and over again giving more nourishment each time it is eaten! Humans are also supposed to chew and chew and chew and digest Yahweh’s word, over and over again, in other words: to diligently search the word, each time receiving more nourishment and gaining new insights!

The Split Hoof
Deuteronomy 14:4-8 – “You may eat of every animal that has the hoof cloven in two.”
Split hoofs allow the animal to navigate difficult terrain, to walk on both hard and soft surfaces, or difficult and easy areas, and to escape predators. Split hoofs allow the animal to be very quick and agile, allowing both direct and directionless travel. In other words, an animal with split hoofs can easily and quickly traverse all kinds of terrain. Judaism has survived due to its ability to survive in all environments. Humans often must make split decisions, or must decide which direction to take when there is a split in the road or path! Humans are to chew on Yahweh’s word so that they are able to easily and traverse all kinds of diverse situations in which they may find themselves.

Clean vs. Unclean
Deuteronomy 14:21 – “You shall not eat of anything that dies of itself: you may give it to the foreigner living among you who is within your gates, that he may eat it; or you may sell it to a foreigner: for you are a holy people to Yahweh.”
Clean animals eat plants, in other-words chew the cud, but also have split hooves. Unclean animals may chew the cud but not have split hoofs. Or, they may have split hoofs but not chew the cud. In many instances, these unclean animals kill and eat dead things with the blood still in. Scripture tells us that we are what we eat. So, eat clean animals if you want to be set apart from everyone else, to be holy to Yahweh! All humans can eat any food they want, but the choices one makes determines if one is clean or unclean. Deuteronomy 14 even says it is okay to sell or give unclean food to the foreigner to eat.

Past, Present and Future
Leviticus 11:4-7 – “You shall not eat of the hare because he did not divide the hoof; the camel, because he does not divide the hoof; and the coney because he will not divide the hoof; they are unclean to you.”
Holiness has everything to do with what one puts in one’s mouth, takes in through the eyes or ears! So why did Yahweh use the examples of the camel, coney, and hare when speaking of the animals one cannot eat and remain clean?

The Hebrew word for split, or divided is parac [פָּרַס H6536]. If you put the letter Mem [מָפָּרַס] in front of it, the word becomes does not split. If you put the letter Yud in front of it, the word becomes will not split [יפָּרַס], and if you put the letter Heh both in front and behind it, the word becomes did not split [תפָּרַסת]. The hare did not split the hoof – he has toes; the camel does not split the hoof – his hoof is webbed and therefore does not split; and the coney has paws and will not split the hoof – all three of these animals cannot split their hoof. The hare did not, the camel does not, and the coney will not.  Past, present, future!. When we judge we are not just to look at a person’s present state, but are to take into consideration both the past and the future states as well!

Conclusions
1 Peter 1:16 – “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
Holiness has everything to do with what one puts in one’s mouth, takes in through the eyes or ears! All humans can eat any food they want, but the choices one makes determines if one is clean or unclean. Eating only animals that chew the cud and have a split hoof is a guide to holiness and drawing closer to Yahweh. Chewing the cud represents chewing and digesting Yahweh’s word, over and over again, each time receiving more nourishment and gaining new insights! We are to chew on Yahweh’s word so, like an animal with split hoofs, we are able to easily and traverse all kinds of diverse situations in which one may find themselves.

Final Thought
Prophecy continues to unfold as foretold by the Hebrew Prophets. The day is coming when Yahweh will show his strength on the mountains of Israel. What is prophesied will come to pass, what is foretold will be made known. Time is short – Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – get busy reaching the lost.

Full Scriptures Quoted
Leviticus 11:4-7 – “Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he chews the cud, but divides not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the coney, because he chews the cud, but divides not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the hare, because he chews the cud, but divides not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven-footed, yet he chews not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.”

Deuteronomy 14:4-8 – “These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat, the hart, and the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the ibex, and the antelope, and the chamois. Every animal that parts the hoof, and has the hoof cloven in two, [and] chews the cud, among the animals, that may you eat.   Nevertheless these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of those who have the hoof cloven: the camel, and the hare, and the rabbit; because they chew the cud but don’t part the hoof, they are unclean to you. The pig, because it has a split hoof but doesn’t chew the cud, is unclean to you: of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch.”

1 Peter 1:13-16 – “Therefore prepare your minds for action;£ discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when he is revealed. Like obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires that you formerly had in ignorance. Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Abolish or Fulfill 2

Matthew 5:17 – “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.”

I addressed the issue in February 2015, in a blog called Abolish or Fulfill, of what those terms mean. Many continue to teach that the Law, the Torah, and the Older Covenant, have been replaced by the Newer Covenant – that the law has been abolished, negated, done away with, canceled, or replaced. But this teaching is not in accordance with scripture. We will look further at this topic today.

No Law Means No Sin
The scriptures regarding no law, therefore no sin, are found in  Romans 4:15 – “Where there is no law, neither is there transgression or sin,” in Romans 5:13 – “For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.” and in Romans 7:8 – “For without the law sin is dead.” If the law has been abolished, negated, done away with, canceled, or replaced, then there is no more any sin. Bluntly put, NO law, No sin. And this is not at all what the scriptures teach. Scripture clearly teaches that all fall short (Romans 3:23), and that sin is still in the world, and will continue to grow worse and worse (2 Timothy 2:13). Since sin is still present and in fact is growing worse – then the law, or Torah, is still in effect.

Matthew 5:18 agrees. In this verse Yeshua states very clearly: “For verily I say unto you, Until heaven and earth pass away, not one smallest letter or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass away from the law, until all things are accomplished.” (KJV reads jot or tittle). There are many things still to be accomplished so the law is not abolished negated, done away with, canceled, or replaced. It is still in full effect, down to the least jot and tittle!

A New Covenant Replaces The Old Covenant
The scripture that some use to claim that the “new” covenant replaces the old covenant is found in Hebrews 8:6-13, which is a quote from Jeremiah 31:31-34!, and ONLY refers to a very specific case: The OLD covenant wrote the law on stone tablets. The NEW covenant writes those very same laws on the mind and on the heart! (see especially Hebrews 8:10). The law is not negated, done away with, canceled, or replaced. It is ONLY written in a NEW place!

The NEW covenant Yeshua refers to at the Last Supper with his Disciples also pertains to only a very specific case: the judicial penalty and payment required by the law for committing a sin. That payment has been paid in full by Yeshua’s sacrifice and spilt blood.   Hebrews 9:15 puts it this way: our transgressions committed under the first covenant have been paid for by Yeshua’s death. Now, instead of receiving death, or having to pay for our own sins, we receive an eternal inheritance. Again, a very specific application, not a general negation, removal, cancellation, or replacement of the entire older covenant!

With this, 2 Corinthians 3:6 agrees fully, stating: “Yahweh made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” The law has only been taken out of the physical, letter mode and placed in the Spirit mode – it has not been in any way negated, done away with, canceled, or replaced.

Conclusions
The contention that the Older Covenant and the Law has been done away with simply does not conform to the teaching of the scriptures. Sin is still here and growing worse. Many things need to still be accomplished. Each mention of a “new” covenant applies only to a specific case or application of the Older Covenant, not a general negation, removal, cancellation, or replacement of the entire older covenant, the Law, or the Torah!

Final Thought
Prophecy continues to unfold as foretold by the Hebrew Prophets. The day is coming when Yahweh will show his strength on the mountains of Israel. What is prophesied will come to pass, what is foretold will be made known. Time is short – Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – get busy reaching the lost.

Related Links
February 12, 2015 – Abolish-or-Fulfill

It’s About Following Yahweh 5

In May we looked firstly at the changing of the moedim dates to pagan holiday dates, in June secondly at the admonishment that we are not supposed to worry about what others think about our celebrating the Moedim of Yahweh, and in July thirdly at whether celebrating those moedim is expected of Newer Covenant people, just as they were for Older Covenant people. Then in August we looked at how thoroughly the Biblical days and months have been changed.

Today, in September, we look at what Yahweh says about his word, his teaching, his Torah. Scripture speaks loudly about the right way to live. The right way to live is by Torah, by his word, by his teaching. Living rightly is called the way and the truth, and it brings life. Let’s look more closely at the Torah and see how it is the way, the truth, and the life, and how living by the Torah is following Yahweh correctly:

Torah Is The Way
Psalms 119:1 – “Blessed are the undefiled in the Way, who walk in the Torah of Yahweh.”
Micah 6:8 – “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what Yahweh requires of you – to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.”
Proverbs 28:9 – “He who turns away his ear from hearing Torah, even his prayer is an abomination!”

Scripture clearly states that Torah is the Way. And the Way is a correct means of following Yahweh!

Torah Is The Truth
Psalms 1:2 – “But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”
Psalm 119:142Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your Torah is the Truth!”
Proverbs 7:2 – “Keep my commandments and live! Guard my Torah as the apple of your eye.”

Scripture also clearly states that Torah is the Truth. And living in the Truth is a correct means of following Yahweh!

Torah Is The Life
Deuteronomy 5:33 – “You shall walk in all the way which Yahweh your God has commanded you, that you may live.”
Psalm 119:144 – “Your Torah is righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live.”
Proverbs 6:23 – “For the commandment is a lamp, And the Torah is light. Reproofs of Torah are the way of life.”
Proverbs 13:14 – “The Torah of the wise is a fountain of Life, to depart from the snares of death.”

Scripture also clearly states that Torah is the Life. And following Yahweh brings life. In other words, Torah brings life!

Yeshua Is The Way, The Truth, and The Life
John 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
John 1:14 – “The Word became flesh, and lived among us.”
John 14:6 – “Yeshua said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me’.”

Yahweh’s word is the Torah. Torah is the way, the truth and the life. Yahweh’s word, the Torah, was with him in the beginning, became flesh, and lived amongst us. Yeshua is the living word, or in other words, Yeshua is the living Torah! And since Yeshua is the living Torah, he is indeed the Way, the Truth, and the Life!

Conclusions
Psalm 119:344,45 – “So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.”
Isaiah 40:8 – “The grass withers, the flower fades; but the Torah of our God stands forever.”
Isaiah 51:7 – “Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my Torah; don’t fear the reproach of men, neither be dismayed at their insults.”
2 Timothy 3:16 – “Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.”

Torah is still good for reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness, and life! The Torah is clear: anyone who continues to reject Yahweh’s way to worship rightly, unfortunately, is following Satan, not Yeshua. Torah sets forth the obligation for members of Abraham’s family to observe the Moedim through all generations. Anyone who fails to do so is following Satan, not Yeshua. Anyone who continues to worship according to pagan calendar dates is following Satan, not Yeshua.

Torah is the way, the truth, and the life, and living by the Torah is the only way to guarantee that one is following Yahweh / Yeshua correctly. Keeping Torah allows one to ignore the insults and ignorant ranting of other people. Only one who keeps Torah can truly call oneself a Christian.

Final Thought
Prophecy continues to unfold as foretold by the Hebrew Prophets. The day is coming when Yahweh will show his strength on the mountains of Israel. What is prophesied will come to pass, what is foretold will be made known. Time is short – Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – get busy reaching the lost.

Related Links
May 19, 2016 – It’s About Following Yahweh 1
June 16, 2016 – It’s About Following Yahweh 2
July 7, 2016 – It’s About Following Yahweh 3
August 4, 2016 – It’s About Following Yahweh 4
September 1, 2016 – It’s About Following Yahweh 5

The Rapture Party

Are you looking forward to the Rapture / Resurrection with joy, with a living hope, and overwhelming gladness? Are you expecting a glorious, noisy, stupendous party? Or are you simply expecting to be taken up with nary a whimper, leaving your clothes behind in a crumpled heap? The image of an instantaneous rapture has been popularized in our minds for quite some time, but this is not the pattern that scripture leads me to expect.

Lets begin our journey and find out if the Rapture is a quiet, barely noticed affair, or if, as I contend, the Rapture is a glorious, noisy, joyful, heart warming, stupendous celebration like no other.

Yahweh’s Parties
Yahweh’s parties, the moedim, are the best parties in town. Nobody does them better! Enough meat to feed an army – lamb, beef – roasted, boiled, barbequed, as it were. Loaf upon loaf of breads, some baked with leaven, some without. And the wine – gallons and gallons of wine – the best wine in the world. Yahweh brings the best of the best to his parties, never second rate. And they hardly sound like quiet, unnoticed affairs.

Take Shavuot for instance. When Shavuot occurred in Jerusalem, instituting the Age of Grace and the Church Age, the people hearing of this accused the disciples of being “full of sweet wine” (Acts 2-13). Peter quickly corrects them saying “It is only nine a.m. in the morning!” Wouldn’t you be joyful if you had just been indwelt by the Ruach Ha’Kodesh? I would. Does this sound like a private, quiet celebration to you? I don’t think so. Sounds like a noisy, joyous, glorious occasion to me!

And how about Yom Teruah. Trumpets and shofars blaring, wedding day of the Messiah, coronation of Messiah as King, resurrection of the righteous dead and the taking up of the living righteous. Does this sound like some private, quiet celebration to you? I don’t think so.   Sounds like a noisy, joyous glorious occasion to me!

Other Parties

Weddings
In a Jewish wedding, the groom’s party arrives at the bride’s house with loud shouts, often accompanied by the blowing of a shofar or trumpet. The bride would first hear of her bridegrooms presence outside her home through the loud, noisy calling of the bridegroom’s friends – “Your groom is on his way to lift you up and carry you to the new home; come out and join him so we can start the ceremony!” Does this sound like some private, quiet celebration to you?  I don’t think so.   This sounds like a noisy, joyous, glorious occasion to me!

Parades
Paul tells us that armies would make a public display of captives, weaponry, and trophies that were seized during war on foreign soil (Colossians 2:15). Every item displayed was exposed to all to view and enjoy in an openly, blatantly, publicly performed parade. It was a momentous, loud, full on celebration that was celebrated by both emperor and subjects. When Yeshua triumphed over Satan, he also held a parade (Ephesians 4:8). Does this sound like some private, quiet celebration to you? I don’t think so. Once again we see the pattern of a noisy, loud, full on, joyous, heart warming, momentous, glorious occasion.

Repentant Sinners
Heaven celebrates every single time a sinner repents (Luke 15:4-7). Picture in your mind celebrations you have witnessed when someone has called together a group of friends – perhaps to celebrate the Super Bowl games or World Series. When the prodigal son returns home, the father sees him from afar, runs to meet him, then commands his servants to bring out the best robe, sandals, and his ring, to kill a fattened calf, roast it, and then celebrate. (Luke 15:20-24). The celebration was so loud, in fact, that the older son could hear its noise even out in the fields, and came to investigate (Luke 15:25). Does this sound like some private, quiet celebrations to you? I don’t think so. This sounds like noisy, joyous, glorious occasions to me!

Other Celebrations
Scripture tells us of many other celebrations. Celebrations are held for: the feasts, for being chosen, for dedications, for reading of Torah, for giving thanksgiving and praise, for victory in Yeshua, for the captives having been brought to a better, more wonderful captivity. We escape floods, famine, walls falling down, the tribulation. We are kept from the wrath about to engulf the Earth. We are invited to a wedding and hidden away when the door is shut. We are given festal clothing. Angels celebrating, fathers holding parties, and a lot of feasting, thanking and praising. 

The Blessed Hope Called The Rapture
Titus 2:13 – “We look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great Lord and Savior, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, will be revealed.”
1 Peter 1:6-7 – “In this you greatly rejoice, despite immediate trials, for there is wonderful joy ahead . . . even honor and glory at Yeshua’s appearing
Throughout the Newer Covenant, we see an image of the meeting with Yeshua Ha’Mashiach upon resurrection as a blessed, joyful, wonderful event. At the resurrection, we receive our immortal, incorruptible bodies in which we will spend eternity. When Yeshua returns, he will shout, the archangel will shout, and Yahweh’s voice will sound like a trumpet. Yeshua will not come all the way to the Earth, but will wait for us to join him in the clouds.

Yeshua’s victory over Ha’Satan was fully, openly, and loudly celebrated in Heaven. This was no quiet, private celebration between Yahweh, Yeshua, and the Ruach Ha’Kodesh. All of Heaven was involved, giving praise for His victory. Just imagine how great the parade and celebration will be when Yeshua raptures his entire Bride and brings them home to his Father’s house in Heaven!! Does this sound like a private, quiet celebration to you? I don’t think so. This sounds like a noisy, joyous, glorious, happy, cheerful, festive, and singing our hearts out occasion to me!

Conclusions
The Rapture, the gathering together in the clouds, is accompanied by Yeshua shouting, an Angel speaking in a loud voice, and the trump (voice) of Yahweh. When the Rapture occurs it may be that some of you will be simply caught up and some will have to be yanked out of here! Which person will you be? It is my prayer that you will accept Yeshua as your Lord and savior, and be one who goes willingly when He calls out: “Come up here.”

The Church/Bride of Christ will be given its Sabbath rest as a result of Yeshua’s shed blood, and sings new songs to confirm this fact while enjoying being in Heaven (Revelation 15:3). And I highly doubt that these songs will be sung quietly and slowly like some funeral dirge.

Does the Rapture sound like a quiet celebration to you? Not likely – I don’t think so! Undoubtedly the rapture will be a very noisy, joyous, glorious, happy, cheerful, heart warming, festive, and singing our hearts out stupendous occasion!

Final Thought
Prophecy continues to unfold as foretold by the Hebrew Prophets. The day is coming when Yahweh will show his strength on the mountains of Israel. What is prophesied will come to pass, what is foretold will be made known. Time is short – Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – get busy reaching the lost.

More on the Two Witnesses of Revelation

In September 2014 we took our first look at who (or what) might qualify for the position of the two witnesses of Revelation and noted that they may not even be human. Today we take a closer look at the non-human possibility.

Human Witnesses
Amos 3:7 – “Surely Yahweh does nothing unless he reveals his secret counsel to his servants the prophets.”
Scripture does not give us any indication that either Enoch or Moses are prophesied to return before the Day of the Lord. It either or both are one of the two witnesses, surely scripture would tell us clearly that they are. Scripture does, however, indicate that Elijah is to return before the Day of the Lord. His mission: He will turn the heart of fathers to their sons, and the heart of sons to their fathers (Malachi 3:23-24). This sounds to me more like imploring people to return to their Hebrew roots than warning people that Yeshua’s second coming is about to take place. Perhaps Elijah only comes to help set up the next Temple and to insure that the worship practices are in accordance with Yahweh’s teachings.

Non-Human Witnesses
Revelation 11:4 – “These are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands standing before the God of the earth.”
We previously noted that if the two witnesses are non-human, then they may be Seraphim or Cherubim, in accordance with Zechariah 4:14 and Isaiah 6:1-7, and also noted the parallel to the Cherubim who sat at either end of the Ark of the Covenant. The two witnesses are never called sons of Adam, nor are they called human beings, scripture simply calls them lampstands and olive trees! We also noted that they have power to kill with fire from their mouths, and ascend into heaven while all the world watches. Now, let’s take a closer look:

Those Who Called Fire Down From Heaven
Many humans have called down fire from heaven, but scripture never states that they breath fire from their mouths. There are those who have called down fire are, and two who wanted to call down fire, but Yeshua did not allow them to do so. They are:
Exodus 9:23Moses: Yahweh sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground
2 Kings 1:10, 12, 14Elijah: prayed and fire came down from heaven and consumed the captain and his fifty
1 Chronicles 21:26David: called upon Yahweh and fire from heaven came down upon the altar of burnt offering
2 Chronicles 7:1Solomon: finished praying, then fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering
Revelation 13:13The Second Beast: makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men
Luke 9:54James and John: wanted to because the people of the village did not welcome Yeshua, but did not!

True Fire Breathing Beings
Revelation 11:5 – “If anyone desires to harm them, fire proceeds out of their mouth and devours their enemies.
Job 41:18-21 – “From Leviathan’s mouth go flaming torches; sparks of fire leap out. Out of its nostrils comes smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes. Its breath kindles coals, and a flame comes out of its mouth.”
Isaiah 27:1 – “In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.”
Scripture only gives the ability to breath fire from their mouth to Leviathan. And Leviathan is synonymous with the serpent, the snake, the sea monster, and the dragon. All apt descriptions of Lucifer, or Satan. And guess to what genus, phylum, and order Satan belongs: the order of Seraphim, or Cherubim! Is Revelation giving us yet one more hint that the two witnesses are not human, but also of the genus, phylum, and order of Seraphim, or Cherubim? I say it is. What do you say?

The Hebrew Words
The Hebrew word translated dragon is tannı̂yn [תַּנִּין H8577]. It means: Dragon, serpent, sea monster, river monster, or venomous snake.
The Hebrew word translated Serpent is nâchâsh [נָחָשׁ H5175]. It means: Serpent, or snake
The Hebrew word translated Leviathan is livyâthân [לִוְיָתָן H3882]. It means: Sea monster, or dragon.

The Ability to Kill the Witnesses
Revelation 11:7 – “When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them, and kill them.”

Scripture indicates that neither of the two witnesses can be killed by a human being. Only the beast can do so. The timing of their murder is at about the mid-point of the tribulation period; at about the same time that Satan, former chief of the Seraphim, is allowed to indwell the Antichrist. And the Antichrist, also referred to as the beast, is able to kill the two witnesses. There is an old saying: “It takes a thief to catch a thief.” Perhaps it takes a Seraph to kill a Seraph, eh? Is Revelation giving us yet one more hint that the two witnesses are not human, but also of the genus, phylum, and order of Seraphim, or Cherubim? I say it is. What do you say?

The Ascension Into Heaven
Revelation 11:7 – “I heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here!” They went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies saw them.”
Once again, we see a “rapture” or a going up into heaven witnessed by many, just as Enoch, Elijah, and Yeshua were witnessed going up. But notice one great difference. Enoch, Elijah, and Yeshua were all carried up by horses! Revelation states that the two witnesses merely went up! If they are indeed tannı̂yn, or dragons, then they have wings upon which they can fly up into heaven. No need to be carried into heaven on the backs of horses, as is the case for every human who has been bodily taken or raptured into heaven. Is Revelation giving us yet one more hint that the two witnesses are not human, but also of the genus, phylum, and order of Seraphim, or Cherubim? I say it is. What do you say?

Conclusions
The two witnesses of Revelation will one day be revealed. Will they be human beings? Perhaps not! I am not dogmatically stating that the two witnesses are Seraphim, but Revelation gives us some very strong hints that they may indeed be the two Seraphim that stand before Yahweh that are sent to testify of Yeshua and denounce the Antichrist or Beast. Revelation hints that the two witnesses are not human, but are of the genus, phylum, and order of Seraphim, or Cherubim. What do you say?

Final Thought
Prophecy continues to unfold as foretold by the Hebrew Prophets. The day is coming when Yahweh will show his strength on the mountains of Israel. What is prophesied will come to pass, what is foretold will be made known. Time is short – Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – get busy reaching the lost.

Related Links
The Two Witnesses of Revelation
The Rapture Horses

 

Tish’a B’Av 2016

The date for Tish’a B’Av 2016 is August 14th, 2016.
Tish’a B’Av begins at sunset Saturday, August 13th and ends at sunset Sunday, August 14th.

According to history, many disastrous events have occurred on Tish’a B’Av, also called the Ninth of Av, the saddest day in Jewish history.

Some of those events are:
• The bad report brought by the spies from the promised land.
• The destruction of the first and second Temples.
• Numerous wars have started on this date.
• Numerous bombings and killing of Jews have happened on this date.

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