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© Volume 3, Issue 10

October 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


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does the bible say about life after death?? What is the inheritance of believers? Is it some "spiritual Disneyland" called heaven? Are we going to lay on clouds? Walk around leisurely just taking in our surroundings? Will we see all family members and friends from the former life?? What was man’s inheritance prior to the fall? The bible has been the world’s best selling book for centuries, so why is it that billions of so-called “believers” don’t understand what it says about the inheritance of the righteous or what it will be like in the kingdom? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s June 16, 2002 article “Will You Know People In Heaven” bears witness that the masses are deceived into believing that they will live IN YHWH’s holy heaven. But not only this, from their own testimonies, their summations describe life in “heaven” as a continuation of life on earth, virtually picking up where they left off. The belief is that they will be surrounded by all family members in some sort of “heavenly family reunion”. This does not agree with scripture!! Jeremiah 3:14 “Turn, O backsliding children [Israel], saith the LORD [YHWH]; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion” [Israel]. The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel

The bible indicates that heaven is YHWH’s throne [Isaiah 66:1] and that the reward of the righteous is stored up in heaven but says nothing about the righteous going to heaven. The kingdom OF heaven [not in heaven] will be on earth! Luke 1:32-33 “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”

David sat on an earthly throne in Jerusalem and the kingdom will be on earth because the Messiah, Yahshua is returning to earth to put down all enemy rule [1 Cor 15:22-25]. …..And we shall reign and rule with him for 1,000 years. Rev 5:10 “And hast made us unto our God [Elohim] kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”

The AJC article introduced Gwendolyn Rakes, a stewardess, who lost both her parents. Gwendolyn’s mother never got to meet her grandchildren and her father never got to see Gwendolyn build a family, nor career. Believing that her parents are already in ‘heaven’, “she is confident that she will be rewarded with the opportunity to see her parents IN heaven and tell them “just how wonderful things turned out”. But there are so many references in scripture that indicate that “the dead know nothing” [Eccl 9:9] and that even King David still lies in his grave [Acts 2:29]. So, how can we believe that anyone can simply confess in believing in the Messiah, [even on their death beds, no matter how wicked their deeds on earth] and be rewarded for that life while having followed none of the Messiah’s teachings that he kept himself while he lived on earth? Sadly, many believe things that are written no where in scripture. If the dead of all humanity goes instantly to heaven, then what’s the purpose of the lake of fire and the Great White throne judgment that occurs after the 1,000 year millennial rule? The bible describes it as the 2nd resurrection of the dead – the wicked arise. How can they gain an understanding of who the wicked are if all sins [past, present and future] are forgiven simply by confessing belief in the Messiah?? What about “faith without works are dead”?!! If all sins are forgiven, but sin continues and are not repented, then who are sinners and what is sin? I John 3:4 law”.

“Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the

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the will of God is mandatory for entrance into the millennial kingdom, most cannot put their finger on what the will of God is!! The will of GOD is that we maintain our own bodies in holiness because he is holy. Scripture defines the will of YHWH: 1 Thes 4:1-7 “Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus [Adonay Yahshua]. For this is the will of God, even YOUR SANCTIFICATION, THAT YE SHOULD ABSTAIN FROM FORNICATION: THAT EVERY ONE OF YOU SHOULD KNOW HOW TO POSSESS HIS VESSEL IN SANCTIFICATION AND HONOUR; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God…For GOD HATH NOT CALLED US UNTO UNCLEANNESS, BUT UNTO HOLINESS.”

Holiness is a state of separation… being set apart from all that YHWH has defined as sin through the law. Herein lies the problem. Having erroneously nailed all 613 laws, statues and judgments to the cross [along with the animals sacrifices that were actually nailed to the cross], believers can no longer define sin or determine who sinners are. Thus, by invalidating all laws [under the excuse of grace] beliefs and direction of the masses are vague, unspecific and unfortunately deceptive. The grace of GOD has existed since the beginning of time. It is nothing new and will not excuse sin. Noah found grace [Gen 6:8] and Abraham found grace [Rom 4:16]. Even Adam and Eve found grace when they didn’t immediately die a physical death after the fall; for the wages of sin singular [i.e., one sin] is death. Rom 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life…].” …And

doesn’t a sovereign God have the right to give a gift as he decides it should be given?? This is how we know that many do not really believe in the sovereignty GOD [YHWH]. The article summarized that most Atlantians believe as Gwendolyn Raker believes that they will certainly be surrounded by the familiarity of family and friends. Referring to the Atlanta Voice Survey below, 58% believe this ‘popular fleshly-everybody-will-be-there doctrine’. 14% don’t believe in eternal life at all, and 20% are so confused they don’t know what to believe!!! THAT IS A WHOPPING 92% WHO HAVE LITTLE OR NO KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THE TRUE GOSPEL REALLY IS…THAT OF REPENTANCE TOWARD REGENERATION. Additionally, the masses have dismissed thoughts of “fire and brimstone” [the lake of fire/the 2nd death] with this heaven doctrine by reasoning that a GOD of love could never have happy servants who would be made to witness a loved one being thrown into the lake of fire. This false assurance is the saddest deception of them all. The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel


Isaiah 65: 18 “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create…”

After the judgment [which comes after the 1,000 years of peace], eternal destinations will be forever set. All believers will have been born again into a new “spiritual body” [where the laws of YHWH are written upon our hearts and minds]. We will have a new “spiritual” kingdom [The New Jerusalem] with a new family tree that has ancient, spiritual roots. We’ll be a new nation, “spiritual Israelites” with a “new heaven” and living on a “new earth”. This new body like the Messiah’s resurrected body will be devoted to loving YHWH with all of our hearts, souls and minds. The bible says that the former things shall not be remembered with the things to come nor what comes after in eternity. Why should we want to remember a former life of sorrow and death? Eccl 1: 11 “There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.”

As for the lake of fire and loved-ones of the righteous, the righteous will be devoted to righteousness. The former life on earth is/will be that of the flesh, but the righteous will be an eternal part of the Spirit. There will be no pain or tears for the righteous, AND the former earth will burn as the eternal lake of unquenchable fire. - Isaiah 66:22-24. “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear YHWH, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man”.– Eccl 12:13  The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel

Jesus, Son of Deuteronomy 32:17 “They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.”

According to the BBC News, less than half of the population in the United Kingdom believes Jesus was the son of God, according to a survey. The survey commissioned by the Catholic newspaper The Tablet and the Daily telegraph revealed that 45% of those questioned believe Jesus was the son of God, down from 71% in 1957. Instead they believe Jesus was just an ordinary man or a story; like the ones told by Christian believers that the Messiah “has no color”, or where Jesus has been magnified to a status equal to that of God instead of pointing to Him. It’s the reason many pray to him. GOD [YHWH, the Father] is SPIRIT, but the true Messiah was a man…a Hebrew born of Mary through divine conception by the seed of his natural father, King David -II Sam 7:12-13. [Verse 12 does not refer to Solomon be-cause the next verse (#13) refers to an everlasting kingdom]. Yahshua, the chosen vessel, at his baptism, was then indwelt with the Holy Spirit. This means the Messiah was born from the Hebrew nation [Negroes]. The true Messiah [described in Rev 1:14-15] matches the attributes of his people. This scan from the 1611 King James Bible proves that even in the year 1611, the Messiah’s name is not indicated as Jesus, but ‘Iesus’/ ‘Iseous – which is a close proximity to the pagan god, Zeus in more ways than just the name but in everything the name represents]. Since the “J” is non-existent in the Hebrew and Greek languages [and the “J” was not introduced into the English language until the late 1600s], Jesus is a god who has come up newly. The true Savior, Yahshua, was a Hebrew who kept and taught Hebrew customs. He kept the Sabbath and read out of the law [Luke 4:15-16] while Christianity’s Jesus teaches that Jesus’ resurrection on Sunday [the 1st day] approved Sunday as the new Sabbath in addition to their teachings of the abolition of the law. Yahshua was called King of the Jews [Matt 27:29,37] and plainly said salvation is of the Jews [John 4:27] while teachings under Jesus imply that salvation is of the Christians. Yahshua, before his crucifixion, said he’d come only to [redeem] the lost sheep of the house of Israel while Jesus teaches that the Jews were cast off and replaced by all believers. The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel

Luke 4:16 “…His custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read” [out of the law].

The Messiah was prophesied to be called Immanuel - Isa 7:14 [which is GOD or Elohim with us]. The Messiah’s name [Yahshua or Yahoshua] was a more excellent name; a name above names because it was inherited from the father YHWH: Yahshua means “Yah’s Salvation”. In the scan of the Strong’s Concordance (below), the definition of the Greek/Latin transliteration of Jesus [came from the original Hebrew language] as follows: 2424. ’Іησσũѕ Іēѕŏūѕ, ee-ay-soocé; of GREEK Heb. org. [8091]; Jesus (i.e. J éhoshua) the name of our Lord and two [three] other Isra.

How many know the Messiah’s true name or understand his true purpose in the first coming?? Matthew 10:34-35 “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”

….And dividing, he is!! The United Kingdom is not alone in its spiritual vacuum. According to The Commission Magazine [of International Christian Missionaries], “Europe has become less Christian claiming to have “religion” but not Christ. While Western Europeans pride themselves on being reasonable and logical, many of them have turned to magic, astrology and other "New Age" practices popular in Europe in pre-Christian times. It's hard to find a newspaper or magazine that doesn't carry astrological predictions. In France, a pre-Internet computer system called Minitel carries 400-plus astrology services. In fact almost 50,000 French citizens list their professions as astrologers, psychic healers or the like, outnumbering the 36,000 Roman Catholic priests. Similarly, 100,000 full-time sorcerers work in Italy, where Satanism is strong. Near Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark's capital, you'll see an impressive building for Scientology, the American cult that has been highly controversial in Western Europe, especially Germany. There the group has been under government surveillance because of its feared brainwashing techniques. Still, Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses--whose theologies are equally Christian--have grown rapidly across Western Europe and, in fact, out-number Baptists across the continent. Mass suicides by members of the Solaris cult in France and Switzerland received heavy press coverage across Europe several years ago, making Europeans even more suspicious of non-state church groups”. The sad truth is that many Europeans haven't said "no" to religion, Christianity, or even to God, [according to the magazine]. They've said "no" to “tradition-entrenched state churches which often have no spark of divine influence or truth left”. And their search for something to fill the vacuum in their souls has led them to many pagan imitations of the gospel. Will a steady diet of designer-label secular humanism and pagan religious tradition punctuated by astrological and mythological mumbo-jumbo eventually make Western Europeans and Asia The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel

hunger and thirst for the ‘true’ gospel? Prophecy speaks of a “great multitude” of believers from all nations who will ultimately “hear the true gospel” [of repentance (turning back to keep YHWH’s law)]. “These are they” that will refuse the “mark” during The Great Tribulation [that will dominate Europe and Asia] who will wash their robes white in the blood of their testimony through death. 

Rev 6:9-11, 20:4-5

TTH HE EE ES SC CA AV VA ATTIIO ON N:: JJA AM ME ES S,, TTH HE EB BR RO OTTH HE ER RO OFF YYA AH HS SH HU UA A “Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?” Matthew 13:55-56

Reported in the news and publications around the world, such as CNN International, the BBC News, Christianity Today, and Biblical Archeological Review, a limestone burial box [ossuary] almost 2,000 years old is said to contain the first physical evidence of the existence of the Messiah [Yahshua, the Anointed One] from the first century that is non-literary, extra-biblical evidence. The bone box, which contains the Aramaic inscription, James, son of Joseph, Brother of Yahshua, dates back to 63 A.D., having passed laboratory testing with flying colors. The box surfaced on the open antiquities market, purchased for $200-$700 by an Israeli citizen 15 years ago. But the real evidence archeologists seek for verification are the bones of James, which are missing. It is thought that the bones were taken by 1st century Hebrews [called Christians first at Antioch-Acts 11:26] to prevent their desecration during the violent persecution of Jews by the Romans that began with the disciples themselves [see the book at Acts], and continued with their followers until the Hebrew nation was completely scattered throughout the Roman world [sold as slaves], or killed. The owner of the box is said to have never thought it could be authentic because he never thought that Yahshua could have had a brother. Roman Catholics agree with him since their doctrine considers the brothers of Yahshua [mentioned in Matthew 13:55-56] as being his cousins—in spite of the fact that scripture says they were brothers. It’s obvious that many didn’t [and still don’t] understand that the Messiah The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel

was a chosen vessel…but was also a man who was predestined for exaltation. “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” James 1:22

James, according to the book of Hebrews, is an unequivocal teacher of keeping the laws of Moses. Hebrew 10 plainly tells readers that faith without works is dead; thus putting a real glitch in the Christian doctrine of being saved by faith through grace if you believe. Warning readers that Satan also believes, what has a believer accomplished without the works of the law? The law is the mirror that identifies and magnifies sin!! Thus, the law is LIBERTY, freeing us from the uncertainty as to whether or not our actions or speech violate YHWH’s word and His will.

T TH HE EB BA AT TT TLLE E FFO OR RP PO OW WE ER R “Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt. And the men of Babylon made Succothbenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima…and the Sepharvites burnt their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.” 2 Kings 17:29-31

Pagans, Druids, and Travelers in the United Kingdom are demanding some respect… and it appears they will get it. Researchers studying the conflict over access to ancient sites like Stonehenge, a circle of stones built around 2300 B.E, have concluded that these ‘alternative worshippers’ should be given decision-ma-king power about how the sites are used. According to the National Geographic News’ October 31, 2002 article, those who believe in ‘paganism”, which includes Druids, Wiccans, Witches, Heathens and others, “ leave images of people hooded in robes performing scary rituals”. This is exactly what it is!! Traditionally thought to be hippies, crazies and druggies, pagans come form all walks of life. [Unbeknownst to most, Christianity contains all sorts of traditions and celebrations that stem from the same pagan practices.] “For laying aside the commandment of God, God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” tradition.” Mark 7:8-9

The pagans, a fast-growing segment of modern Britain, can be found growing in large numbers throughout the world. Having proved their point by stating that Stonehenge, to them, is not some sort of ancient relic, “but is an ancient temple of worship”, the celebration of the “summer solstice” at Stonehenge is a The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel

powerful draw among Pagans. Celebrations were held there thousands of years ago. The site’s stone circle was built so that the stones are aligned with the first rays of light from the solstice sunrise; [i.e., a sunrise service like Easter/Ashtoreth]. From 1972 until 1985, the solstice celebrations were raucous free festivals, rife with drugs, drunkenness and celebrants climbing on and defacing the stones. The 15-year ban was lifted in 2000 and open solstice celebrations have been held at the monument for the last three years. 2 Kings 17:9-12 “And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city. And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree: And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger: For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing”. 

NOTES FROM THE ELDER PRIEST YACHOV BEN ISRAEL (YHWH is pronounced Yahweh; He is The Most High, The True and Living God of Israel)

The Mystery of Israel in Prophecy “For I would not, brethren, THE BIBLE that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion, the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance”. Romans 11:25-29

There are many aspects of the bible that are widely unknown, but none so greatly unknown or misunderstood than prophecy. More than one half of the bible is prophecy, most of which is located in the Old Testament in the Books of the Prophets [Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, etc.] and the Minor Prophets [Joel, Micah, Amos, Hosea, Jonah, Obadiah, etc.]. Prophecy is divine history spoken in advance. Prophecy come from the word “prophet”, [which in Hebrew] means “to see, to speak, to call out”. Thus, a prophet spoke of the vision and the word of the One who called him to speak. YHWH’s prophets like Jeremiah were “foreknown” by YHWH, in accordance with His own will, existed before being formed in the womb to fulfill the purpose of YHWH’s will [Jer 1:5]. This was to speak Yah’s word to Israel [to bring forth the The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel

prophesied “holy nation of priests”]. Through Israel [and YHWH’s words in the bible] prophets like Isaiah] would perpetually ‘speak’ to the nations of the world. But the Nation of Israel was also “foreknown” before being formed...represented in heaven [as illustrated by the woman, shining in YHWH’s glory pictured above/right]. “And now, said YHWH that formed me from the womb to be his servant, TO BRING JACOB AGAIN TO HIM, THOUGH ISRAEL BE NOT GATHERED…And he said, It is a light thing that thou should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and TO RESTORE THE PRESERVED OF ISRAEL: I will ALSO GIVE THEE FOR A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, THAT THOU MAYEST BE MY SALVATION UNTO THE END OF THE EARTH”. Isaiah 49:5-6

The nation of Israel is the servant of YHWH. Called the olive tree in Rom 11:17, our forefathers [some of the branches], disobeyed YHWH and followed other nations’ so-called examples of righteousness, and were cut-off….[sacrificed] so that the prophecies of the in-grafting of nations of the world [THE WILD OLIVE BRANCHES] could be fulfilled. YHWH nurtured Israel in Egypt [having already given Joseph a vision of The Nation of Israel; [11 stars, the sun and the moon before their captivity. Joseph was the 12th star – Gen 37:9]. YHWH told Israel “You ONLY have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities” –Amos 3:3. Israel was the only nation to have a personal relationship with YHWH, and was the only nation who fell, so they were the ONLY ONES in need of a redeemer at that time. [The doors of the church were not opened to the nations until almost 20 years after the Messiah’s death]. Yahshua, the Messiah came to redeem Israel, for if the priests had fallen, then what of the people?? Matthew 15:24 …”I AM NOT SENT BUT UNTO THE LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL”.

Paul, himself told the Roman people [to whom the book of Romans was addressed] that his brethren, who were his kinsmen according to his natural birth, “are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption (as sons), the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the promises and the service of GOD” [Elohim]. As spiritual sons of YHWH, it was Israel in whom YHWH said he would glory. They received the covenants of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, and received the law from Moses for all mankind. And it was YHWH who defined them as his servants- Rom 9:3-4]. Paul said, “Tribulation and anguish’; and then glory, honor and peace… to the Jew first and then to the Gentile”–Rom 2:9-10. And it was the Messiah, himself, who said “Salvation is of the Jews” – John 4:22. YHWH teaches us through His word and gave us the prophecies to know the things coming upon the earth before they occur. And, he left numerous promises of his forgiveness if we turn back to his way. We also have His words of encouragement that we shall not be forgotten…. Isaiah 44:21-24 “Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant… O Israel, THOU SHALT NOT BE FORGOTTEN OF ME…return unto me; for I have redeemed thee…for the LORD hath …glorified himself in Israel. Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel


How can the world continue to follow everything but the Hebrews; still believing that the Jews were cast off?? “Because they received not THE LOVE OF TRUTH, that they might be saved. For this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie”. 2 Thessalonians 2: 11 


“Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of YHWH [the LORD] hath wrought this? IN WHOSE HAND IS THE SOUL [BODY] OF EVERY LIVING THING, AND THE BREATH OF ALL MANKIND. Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat? With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding”. Job 12:9-13


Has anyone noticed that “truth” is almost non-existent in the earth? Instead of being driven by the “T” as in truth, the masses are so entrapped by the ways of the world that instead of seeking “truth”, many were prophesied to be ‘offended by truth”, and the “T” now stands for terrorism. This is the Age of the Martyrs. The word “terrorism” is simply another box [a category] of the “politically correct”, inside which the masses have conveniently placed the Old Testament. Calling Old Testament scripture “terrorism”, the T-word, which is used globally in daily household discussions, is the fear-factor in mind control to keep the blind, blind. Disbelieving what GOD clearly stated…[that HE chose a “particular” nation (Hebrews) as priests to teach HIS righteousness to the world], have the masses labeled YHWH, the True and Living GOD, with a “T”? “Then shall many be offended, and betray one another, and shall hate one another”. Matthew 24:10

If not this, then what is the world saying ?? A sovereign GOD [YHWH] can do as He pleases!! Then, do they believe He is sovereign as they say they believe??…That He is an unchanging GOD [Elohim] who cannot lie [Titus 1:2]...That His Spirit is truth…1 John 5:6 “This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ [Yahshua the Anointed]; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is truth”. Herein lies the truth of the problem. The world has strayed, from ‘truth’ for so long that the majority of it’s inhabitants do not believe in GOD or what GOD said – and this is easily proven by their own actions and words from their own mouths] which are simply an “outer show” of an inward “belief” [or faith]. YHWH told Israel that the [Old

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Testament] laws, statues and judgments ARE HIS ways [Deut 4:5-8, 1 Kings 3:14, Isa 55:9] …HIS character, righteousness and wisdom in the earth; [which the masses say have been nailed to the cross]! Truth has been been upside down and blasphemed for so long long that the world doesn’t even notice that the the word ‘holiday’ is simply a perversion of the the word “HOLY DAY”; not only in the spelling spelling of these words but in the memorials of of the ancient times and celebrations they represent. The spirit of repentance & obedience

Samhain, the spirit of

The “fall festivals” of the masses [Halloween, superstition & tradition Thanksgiving and Christmas] are all celebrations that were held by multiple nations of the ancient world who were lost in superstitions and believed that “evil spirits” inhabited crops and trees, and roamed the earth. To prevent being tormented by them, they believed the spirits had to be appeased; and the world has been “sacrificing to them” and appeasing them ever since - 1 Cor 10:20. [The superstitions and false gods behind the world’s holidays are easily exposed by looking in any encyclopedia, so why doesn’t the world prove the word of Yah as they were told?? Rom 12:2]. To obey is better than sacrifice and rebellion is as witchcraft!! “For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many, But to us there is but one God, the Father [Elohim, the Father YHWH], of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ [Adonay Yahshua the Anointed One], by whom are all things, and we by him.” 1 Corinthians 8:5-6

No believer thinks of himself as “bowing down to any idol [graven image], but just what images lie behind the sheets of the world’s pagan holiday fall festivals? They are things that “peep” and “mutter”. “And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because they have NO LIGHT in them.” Isaiah 8:18-19

The Bangor Daily News’ October 19 article said “blame the Druids” and the Catholic Church for Halloween. “In the fifth century B.C., summer officially ended on October 31 on a holiday called Samhain; celebrated by the Celtics [Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland and Northern France]. They believed, on this night, disembodied spirits of the dead would roam the earth looking for the living to possess their souls. Extinguishing home fires, bonfires were lit in open fields to draw these spirits away from homes…dressing up in the scariest costumes to scare them away and sacrificing humans to appease them. Before the Roman Catholic church, the Romans adopted the Samhain tradition for their own “feast” to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. [Her symbol is the apple, from which comes the custom of bobbing for apples on this day]. The Roman Catholic Church [Christianity] cooperated with this tradition by making November 1 All Souls’ Day” [modern-All Saints’ Day], which was corrupted from “All Hallows Eve” making it Halloween. Weaning from all that is hallowed [or HOLY], it’s obvious that the masses have not taught “truth” within their worship. But we must remember, not everyone seeks truth. Many seek pleasure, commercialism [for wealth] and things [they feel] are fun. So, where is truth in the earth??? It lies sealed among the remnant [Hebrew Israelites] in whose heart is YHWH’s laws of truth – Isaiah 51:7. “Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth”. Psalms 119:142

So…if it’s not truth, whom are you serving??

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