Volume 3, Issue 9 - September 2002 “I have set a watchman upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night. You that make mention of YHWH, keep not silence”. Isaiah 62:6
“WEEPING AND WAILING”
“And Yahshua went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Yahshua said unto them… verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” Matthew 24:1-2
to the BBC News, the
wailing wall in Jerusalem [also called the western wall] has sprung a leak. Israeli authorities speculate that the wall is ‘weeping’ in a miraculous display of grief over the “controversy” of the Dome of the Rock between Israelis and Muslims. But according to bible scripture, [spoken by Yahshua the Messiah], the walls of the temple were completely thrown down, so what’s the story of the “wailing wall” that we are told by the Israelis are the walls to the temple?? Can the so-called “people of GOD” [the Israelis] truly be the people of GOD [Elohim] while their “beliefs and traditions” disagree with the WORD of GOD? More importantly, how can believers in Christ [the Anointed One] claim to be believers while disbelieving those words spoken from his mouth?? “…The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat…[interpreters of the law]; But all their works they do to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments…”. Matthew 23:2-5
At the western wall with a phylactery on the head [the encasement holding slips of scripture], this Israeli man displays the Israelis’ misunderstanding of scripture in which YHWH said He would The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel
write his laws in the hearts and minds of his people; the enjoining of the New Covenant [Jer 31:31-34]. Examining bible scripture [divinely inspired prophecy and history] and the secular histories of nations, we can prove our way though the wailing wall Possible phenomenon. locations Through The Jerusalem Temple Conference held annually, many news sources are updated on the progress being made in the rebuilding of the temple; for it must be re-built to fulfill the prophecy that the “man of sin” will stop the daily sacrifice and sit in the temple of GOD [Yah], claiming that he IS GOD [YHWH – Dan 11:31]. But the largest controversy identified at the conference is the precise location of the temple! Thus, many have become aware of Dr. Asher Kaufman’s research which summarizes that the former temple may have stood about 100 meters to the north of the Dome of the Rock toward the east side. Another possibility, and the best, is from the popular research of Tuvia Sagiv, that the temple lies 1000 yards toward the south on the east side from the Dome – but not neither possibility supports the west! Kaufman, a Professor at The Hebrew University, has largely based his research on The Mishna. The Mishna was the [so-called] oral law which was forbidden to be written down until approximately 230 AD. Thus, through the verbal tradition of the Pharisees, they directed and controlled actions of the people; much like the Christian preacher’s interpretation of scripture today. “Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down..” Malachi 1:4
True Israel [so-called Negroes] were cast off from the land, taken captive then sold as slaves just [as prophesied] during the destruction of Jerusalem in 70-73 AD. Thus, the land laid as a “desolate place” – Josephus Flavius, Wars of the Jews, III. 5. The prophecies spoke first on this fact. The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel
“…Thus saith the LORD unto the king's house of Judah…..I will make thee a wilderness, and cities which are not inhabited..” Jeremiah 22:6-8
The photo above was taken in 1936, showing the condition of the Temple Mount in a state of disrepair and desertion. Beginning with the occupation of Jerusalem and its destruction by the Romans, Jerusalem was invaded and controlled by many nations to the degree that there is insurmountable evidence that the wailing wall is as Josephus said…the site of a Roman military fortress called Antonia which housed the 10th Roman legion. It was named in honor of Mark Anthony, a Roman soldier, by King Herod [an Idumean, a descendant of Esau]. Herod, an appointed king by Rome, was hated by the Jews because he was a Roman vassal. He rebuilt and expanded the temple site. Fort Antonia was said to be a “massive structure” of Roman military might that was the only structure left standing in a display of Roman superiority. [Encyclopedia Judaica, Jerusalem History, Second Temple Period, Herodian Period, Josephus War V.5,8]. . Fort Antonia walls, photo 1869] In his chronicles, Josephus, The Complete Works, War VI.1.1, he stated, “they cut down all the trees that were in the country adjoined to the city for about 90 stadia round about” [for nearly ten miles]. Continuing on, he provided details on the thoroughness of the Roman’s destruction of Jerusalem stating that they “dug up” the ruins of houses, buildings (particularly the temple) and their walls looking for plunder. Having set the temple and the city on fire, gold and precious metals became molten and melted down into crack and crevices of the rocks. This resulted in the Romans having their Jewish captives to overturn every rock to acquire this plunder; [for it was a Hebrew custom to hide gold and valuables in the walls of the home. In addition, the Hebrew Temple was also the site of the Hebrew National Treasury]. Thus, the digging continued for several months in search of gold and silver [according to Josephus; which basically cripples the theory of the temple being located north of the Dome of the Rock]. This is the suggested position of Dr. Kaufman’s research which he based upon the fact that the area north of the Dome was chiseled down to the bedrock. All of Jerusalem was overturned!! This is not a viable theory!! The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel
“And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said… As for these things which ye be-hold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” Luke 21:5-6
Another eyewitness in the accounts of Josephus, that of Eleazar, a Hebrew priest, indicated the temple site was “demolished to the very foundations, and hath nothing left but THAT MONUMENT preserved, I mean the camp of those (The Roman Legions) that hath destroyed it, which still dwells upon its ruins”. War, Vol 2 8,7.
“And I will make the land desolate, because trespass, saith the Lord GOD.” Ezekiel 15:8
At the Fourth Annual Temple Conference, Tuvia Sagiv’s popular presentation [evidence of the temple’s location on the southeast side] continued to resurface. First, reviewing several traditional sites for the temple, turning to technology, he used 3-D computer studies and heat-sensitive aerial photography that has revealed a pentagonal structure beneath the Dome of The Rock that would be consistent with a part of the Antonia Fortress. A similar structure, called Strato’s Tower, was a part of the Roman buildings at Caesarea on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. Wars of the Jews, III. 5. Judgment Hall
(Dome of the Rock) sque
Temple Location (historical & scriptural account) Exit waters from GIHON SPRING
False location (Kaufman’s account)
Eze 13:14-15 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD [YHWH]. Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, the wall is no more, neither they that daubed it.”
These studies have lead to the discovery that there are 37 cisterns [interior waters for Roman ritualistic purposes] throughout the Haram al-Sharif [Antonia]. Cisterns are underground receptacles The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel
II Samuel 6:17 tells us King David pitched a tent [tabernacle or dwelling] for the Ark. Solomon was taken to this same tabernacle [at the Gihon Spring] to be anointed king. (1 Kings 1:32-39). THE GIHON IS THE ONLY SPRING IN JERUSALEM!!
for collecting water conveyed to it. The scarcity of springs in Palestine made it necessary to collect rainwater in reservoirs and cisterns [Num. 21:22]. Corroded cisterns are consistent with the “leaky wailing wall” while the precise location of the temple can be proved according to scripture!! Scripture is hardly silent on the subject of the location of the temple!
Gihon Spring exit waters from Temple
“His foundation [the temple] is in the holy mountains. The LORD [YHWH] loves the gates of Zion Jerusalem…Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God [Elohim]. As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.” Psa 87:1-3,7
In a book entitled The Temples That Jerusalem Forgot, Dr. Ernest Martin, a 40-year historian, took great pains to research and document Jerusalem’s history during and after the Diaspora. His research strongly agrees with the accounts of Josephus and the historical records from the nations who controlled the land. The Gihon Spring (underground) Gihon means “to gush”
Isa 25:2 “For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defensed city a ruin: a palace of strangers [Herod/Edomites] to be no city; it shall never be built.”
Many Jews who fled the city after its sack in 66 CE– 73 CE, eventually tried to regain entrance back into the city to observe the Holy Days commanded in the bible. The Roman Emperor Hadrian, "determined to stamp out this aggressive Jewish nationalism," ruled that Jewish traditions such as circumcision, the Sabbath, reading of the law - in fact, the beliefs of Judaism itself - were illegal and "forbidden. Jews were denied entry into Jerusalem on the pain of death." Furious over the Roman edict, Jewish Leader, Simon Bar Kochba and 200,000 rebels recaptured Jerusalem and many "strong-holds and villages throughout the country." [Ibid., pp. 621-622, Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. XX, p. 622]. This Second Revolt, in the end, failed and led to the completion of the banishment of Jews from Jerusalem and all of Palestine (thus, further scattering of Jews to the four corners of the earth). In 135 CE the Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered that Jerusalem be rebuilt as the city of Colonia Aelia Capitolina. [The layout selected is the basis for the grid of main streets as they are today in the Old City. Temples to Roman gods were erected everywhere and the treasures of Zion were installed in their pagan places of worships [Joel 3:5]. The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel
When the Romans moved their legions from Antonia, transferring the 10th legion, Josephus recounts that the Holy Mount of YHWH was “plowed like a field ”. Mic 3:12 “Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.”
In 614 CE, Palestine fell to the Persians [Arabs], only to be re-conquered in 629 by Christians and lost again in 634 CE to the [Muslim] Arabs two years after Islam was born [in 632 CE]. Under the rule of the four [so-called] "rightly guided caliphs" of Islam [632-661 CE] Jews were permitted to return ARCH OF TITUS – TEMPLE VESSELS to Jerusalem under Islam; always faring better under Muslim rulers than Christians. Jerusalem remained under Muslim rule until the Christian Crusades began in 1095 CE. Bloody warfare in the Holy Land continued until 1099 when the Christian Crusaders captured Jerusalem. In 1187 CE, Saladin (Muslim) recaptured Jerusalem back from Crusaders, but it was the Muslim Ottoman Turks, who ruled this area from the year 1516 to 1917 who regarded Jerusalem as part of Southern Syria. The land, later referred to as "Palestine", was divided into three separate districts. According to an article entitled, Islam’s Stake by Time.com, it was during time of the Ottoman Empire [and the records from their chronologies] that document that the Jewish Temple site was left in ruins [after the Byzantine period] and was still being used as a “garbage dump”. Many people began to migrate to Palestine during this period converting to both Judaism and Islam. By the 16th century, under Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent it was recorded that “no one knew the location of the temple so he conducted an official search for it.” Ultimately he permitted the Jews to make the Western Wall their official holy place. Leading this conjecture was a powerful Jew-‘ish’ “mystic” of the [Babylonian] Kabala named, Rabbi Isaac Luria who selected the site in 1570. They surmised that the Western Wall area was important enough to Christians to have once erected their church there, so the Western Wall must be the location of temple!! Defeating the Turks in 1917, the beginning of British occupation of Palestine resulted in The Balfour Declaration that was made on November 2, 1917 promising the establish-ment of a “national homeland” for the [so-called] Jews. But as they migrated to Palestine and began to restore the land, the Arabs became furious . After a royal commission to study the issues, Britain finally issued the Arabs a White paper in 1939 [to appease them] which promised that Palestine would become an Arab state with a Jewish population limited to 30%, and limited Jewish immigration and the right to own land. The White paper was signed by Britain and backed by the United States and the United Nations. The decision by the Jews to fight the White paper threw Britain into a panic and at their request, the United Nations passed a resolution to partition Palestine on November 29, 1947 The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel
allowing the mass immigration of [so-called] Jews. On May 14, 1948 Britain pulled out of Palestine, Israelis were declared to be the [so-called] Jews/Palestinians, and the following day, Arab hostilities broke out and continue to this day!! Isaiah 1:7-8 “Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard…as a besieged city.”
The wailing wall is not the location of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem according to scripture or secular history. All who persist in their own agendas, (the “controversy of Zion”, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth [fire], “but the Children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea [nations]; the waters [YHWH] were a wall unto them..[the “spiritual” temple] - Exodus 14:29.
Who doesn’t believe there is a current war on war on health? Anyone should be able to tell to tell by simply watching the daily news. But But do we really understand what we are seeing?
Which chicken would you prefer to eat?
Matthew 13:13 “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.”
The world has received warnings about mercury in fish, foot-and-mouth disease in beef, the genetic manipulation of corn and rice, high content of fat in fast food. The list goes on and on. As a result, a new “health-conscious” fast food chain has taken the world by storm. The Healthy Bites Grill, owned by Health Express USA, is expanding with field requests for establishing restaurants in Japan, Canada and Kuwait. The fries are not fried, burgers are made of lean buffalo meat, there are veggie pockets with soy cheese, wheat grass juice, and farm-raised chicken. A new restaurant is opening in Ocean Park, FL [south of the 4-year Boca Raton restaurant], with it’s traditionally high-end price tags of sandwiches, burgers and wraps with a drink and side dish costing from $6 to $9. The issue of this day and age is, “Can we rely upon men to raise farm animals with healthy feed or food? Or, can we rely upon men maintain the conditions of a “healthy” farm that will remain that way? How can we be sure these genetically manipulated foods and modified or mutant-animals do not make it into our shopping carts? Ezekiel 16:27 “Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee [Hebrews/Negroes], and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines [Africans – Son of Ham, Gen 10:14], which are ashamed of thy lewd way.”
Our forefathers did not follow the laws ways of YHWH [which included dietary commandments of what they should and should not eat- Deut. & Lev.]. Thus we [their descendants] are suffering under the pronouncement of YHWH’s judgment for that disobedience. And, the world is following the poor example of our forefathers. This generation is experiencing the same curse through the food we eat!! According to the BBC News, scientists at The Hebrew University in Israel are producing a featherless chicken which they say is growing faster and would improve the quality of meat and save producers money. The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel
Claiming that the bird is not a genetically modified chicken, Professor Avigdor Cahaner, who led the project, told the BBC that the featherless chicken [above left] “comes from a natural breed whose characteristics have been known for 50 years. I am just transferring that to fast growing boiler chickens. It’s a normal chicken, except for the fact that it has no feathers”. WHAT DID HE TRANSFER??!! Anything other than the normal reproduction or growth process of the chicken is manipulation! Proverbs 30:8 “Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me”.
There are stories implying that the fast food restaurant, KFC [formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken] changed it’s name because of the modified poultry they serve. KFC was outraged at such “rumors”….and there are many, but there are many denials as well, coming from various other sources calling such “speculation ridiculous”. But there is some information to consider in all of this. According to the BBC article, animal welfare researchers warn that chicken with a lack of feathers are subject to disease and are exposed to parasites, sunburn, and in cooler climates, would likely die from exposure. In addition, “the males might not be able to mate”. So what is normal or healthy about this bird??!! Joel 3:13 “Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.”
Man is eventually going to find himself in the position where he will be forced to turn to the ways of YHWH or suffer [and possibly die] under his hand. This is particularly true for the Hebrew Israelites who have a holy legacy and calling to fulfill in his ways. Ezekiel 11:19-20 ”I will give them one heart and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.”
Trust in YHWH, not man!
Vicious Vaccines The U.S. Army is investigating the possibility that four recent murders at Fort Bragg, N.C. within a 6-week span, may have had some connection with the malaria drug, Lariam. [3 of the 4 Special Operations soldiers returned home from Afghanistan and murdered their wives.] Doctors warned those taking the drug advising that they could suffer from “vivid dreams, paranoia, depression, hallucinations and psychotic behavior”, according to CNN.com. On the tail of this news, The Center for Disease Control has sent a manual to all 50 states with instructions on vaccinating the entire population against smallpox within a week of an outbreak. The vaccinations, they say, “are required” to stop the spread of an outbreak. It also notes, they are to be administered voluntarily. Those refusing must be “closely monitored” by doctors. [Or is that quarantined in camps]? Vaccinations, are created by growing pathogens in cell tissue from animals and rodents. Not only filthy and against Yah’s laws, they are known to cause death. If the entire population in the U.S. is vaccinated, they expect more than 350 deaths to occur. The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel
HEROD’S STADIUM Israeli archeologists have discovered a 2,000 year-old stadium according to the the August 2002 issue of Christianity Today, during the construction of the Galei Kinneret Hotel at Tiberias, on the the Sea of Galilee. According to the first century historian, Josephus, Romans used the stadium for gatherings, but also to imprison and execute our people [Hebrews] who fought and lost a battle against the Romans in 67 CE, prior to Jerusalem’s sack in 70 CE. The article noted, “Jews resented Herod Antipas for building the new city over a Jewish graveyard”. Numbers 5:2 “Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead:”
Abraham’s Burial Site Gen 25:9 "...and his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him (Abraham) in the cave of Machpelah in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar, the Hittite, which is before Mamre."
Hebron Tomb of the Patriarchs (Hebron in Arabic means “friend of GOD, a name given to Abraham by YHWH himself)
For 714 years, entering the Hebrew forefathers' grave had been forbidden by law to all non-Muslims -and once again it is so. But in 1981, Dr. Seev Jevin, Director of the Israel Antiquities Authority, forced himself through a narrow opening in the underground grave chamber of the Machpela cave, where Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were believed to be buried. He did this under strict observation by the Islamic Waqf. Behind bolted doors in Yitzhak Hall, the secret entrance in the southeast wall was opened. Jews had long suspected that the entrance to the real burial chamber must be here. The discovery that Dr. Jevin made in 1981 was concealed from Muslins for political reasons. However, now that Hebron has been handed back to the Muslims, he has recounted to News From Israel how he forced himself through a narrow entrance, went down 16 steps and crawled along a 20-meters long, 60-cm high and 100-cm wide tunnel in order to finally reach a 3.5 x 3.5 meter room. The chamber, tunnel and steps were all made of the same worked stones of building materials belonging to Herodian-era construction; identical to those used in the Jerusalem temple. Dr. Jevin determined that plaster covering the black walls in the grave chamber dated from a later time and The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel
was designed to hide the original Herodian stones. "This is a customary tactic of the Muslims by which they attempt to cover up original findings particularly of Hebrew origin," said Dr. Jevin. Behind broken-off plaster, he discovered Latin script, dating to Crusader times, containing the names Jacob and Abraham. It was obvious Christians regarded this location as a holy place since the Byzantine Christians overlaid part of the Hebrew structure and made a basilica out of it. [Even modern-day St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, constructed by the Roman Catholics [Christians] is said to be built over the bones of Peter]. Could this room be the true burial chamber of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob? Isaiah 41:8 “But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.”
Jevin was commissioned by the Waqf to examine the already-known chamber to determine whether or not foreigners had caused damage. When he explored the tomb in 1981, he was prepared to break off his search when he stumbled on a floor plate. Suspecting a hollow space underneath, he lifted the plate, found a hole and slid through the narrow opening, Dr. Jevin found himself in a 3.5 x 4 meter room from which a passage to a second smaller oval room led. He re-called Hebrew history regarding two caves and recalled that the name "Machpela" itself means "double cave." In a nearby chamber in the cave, their wives Sarah, Rebekah and Leah would be resting according to scripture - (Gensis 23:16-20). Genesis 49:30-31 “In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying place. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.”
In the 12th century, the Crusaders made a church out of the site, and 150 years later the Mamelukes made it a mosque once again and added two minarets, wall decorations, and a marble facade. For 700 years, from 1267 to June 8, 1967, the Muslims forbade Jews and Christians access to the Machpela cave. During this time, Israelis/Edomites could only approach the steps on the east side and only to the seventh step. The archeological finds being discovered in Israel support bible scripture from Genesis to Revelation. But we also know by those same scriptures, that treating the location of the dead as a holy place is an act that defies scripture. Genesis 15:6
“And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.”
Abraham was totally OBEDIENT to YHWH, having full faith and trust in him, that it was counted as righteousness. Would he have erected a holy place over the dead [defiled]?!!
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N OTES FR OM TH E ELD ER PR IEST Y A CH OV BEN ISR A EL ….. (YHWH is pronounced Yahweh; He is The Most High, The True and Living God of Israel)
“SPOILING” A NATION … The Legacy of “Stand therefore, having your loins girt THE BIBLE about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness…your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
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Rather than “spiritually understanding” our “legacy” as a nation of priests to YHWH, the chastisement of the He-brew/Negro, brought on by YHWH [enslavement & captivity], does not bring about the holy imagery of Yahshua, our high priest, [or the priests of the Old Covenant]. Instead we are reminded of slavery – servitude and bondage - [a “curse” that continues to “plague” our people for breaking YHWH’s law]. Yahshua was also a servant to his disciples; a humble one [Phil 2:8]. He was lashed, nailed and spit upon; being made sin for us. As our High Priest, he stands in the “breach” as mediator and servant for us this day!! [Heb 6:20]. The New Covenant depiction in scriptures, [describing the attire of a holy soldier dressed for spiritual warfare], should remind us of our true legacy [that of a nation of priests] and the images of our suffering in the worst holocaust in the history of mankind, should remind us of our purpose on earth –- to stand in the breech as holy servants and warriors for YHWH, and as servants to our own people. But in replacing the custom of hanging slaves, it was Willie Lynch, a southern businessman during 1712 who taught Euro-Gentiles strategies that would give Hebrew slaves self-perpetuating negative images and “forms of inferiority” to use on one another. This ‘curse’ has kept us bound and shackled for 400 years. Thus, with these “unclean spirits” [adultery, fornication, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings [JEALOUSY and competition], murders, drunkenness and reveling–Gal 5:19-21], the Hebrew nation has been successfully “spoiled” and the noose still hangs visibly from our necks. These things are manifestations of works in the flesh that lead us away from our inheritance [the kingdom]!! “Is Israel a servant? is he a home-born slave? why is he spoiled”? Jeremiah 2:14
Reminders of our suffering should bring about images of the individual warrior. Our own “rottenness” is an exact depiction of the spiritual condition of our nation. A warrior and servant who uses the Spirit [the WORD/bible–standing in the breach], with feet clad with the gospel of peace will allow the words [spoken by the tongue] to cut away the foreskin of the flesh from the heart as it swings back cutting away the dross from our own. “Ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it…” Ezekiel 44:7
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using the “cutting” little member [the tongue] that is described as always “boasting of great things” -- Jam 3:5. The tongue is a marvelous example of always being exactly what it is….FLESH!! THESE ARE THE CHAINS THAT BIND [suppress] US. “The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
The keys to unlocking these “shackles from our minds” is learning the ways of Yah……to interact with one another with “love” and the “peace” of “humility” as a “lamb” [walk in his laws]. The “righteous” cannot afford to forget that charity [love] does begin at home. But what is love??? 2 John 1:6 “And this is love, that we walk after his commandments.” YHWH has 613 commandments [laws, statues and judgments] stated in the Old Testament that the world does not follow, and most do not know they exist. Our nation is being called to labor and bring forth the “good fruit” of righteousness in the midst of our pain. Will we learn of our own legacy… a [righteous] nation of priests or continue in the legacy of ‘Lynch’ and all of it’s sorrow and death?? “Be in pain, and labour [work] to bring forth, O daughter of Zion [Negroes]…for now shalt thou go forth out of the city [Zion], and thou shalt dwell in the field [wilderness purging], and thou shalt go even to Babylon [America]; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall REDEEM thee from the hand of thine enemies.” Hear O’ Israel. Micah 4:10
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