This is the sixth chapter of seven of the series. We hope to wrap this up in seven chapters, and not go to an eighth.
What was not mentioned in the last chapter, is that in the first Temple period (1011 BC to 587 BC), the High Priest sprinkled blood on the Arc in the Holy of Holies in the Temple, on the Day of Atonement, the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishri). In the second Temple period (about 448 BC to 68 AD), the Arc was missing, so the priests reverted to the ritual of the scrape goat (Leviticus 16:9-11). A red (blood soaked?) ribbon was hung on the temple doors, and when the scape goat was gone, the ribbon miraculously turned white. This was done every year (except when the Greeks interfered) from 448 BC to 67 BC, because the second Temple was destroyed by the Romans on the ninth day of the fifth month (Av) in 68 AD, sixty days before the Day of Atonement. However, after Yeshua was crucified in 28 AD, the ribbon never turned white again, and the priests couldn’t (publically) figure out why. It was because the blood of Yeshua had already made the everlasting sacrifice for sin.
Yeshua arose on the Sabbath, the seventeenth day of Aviv, May 1st, 28 AD. But He first appeared to Mary Magdalene on Sunday morning, May 2nd. Forty days later, on Thursday June 10th, Yeshua ascended back to Heaven (the second time), and the 120 disciples waited for the promise of the Holy Ghost (Spirit of Yeshua) at the Temple for ten days. On the Day of Pentecost, June 20th, the “Ghost” of Yeshua was given to the 120 disciples. The Spirit of Yehovah spoke just as He did on Mt. Sinai, 1,625 years earlier, when Yehovah shouted down the first of the commandments to Israel. The (true) Christian faith was born, which was open to both Jew, and gentile. Its doctrine was repentance, remission of sins by means of water immersion using the name of Yeshua (Jesus), and receiving the “Ghost” of Yeshua with the evidence of speaking in “other tongues”. This was and is the original gospel of the kingdom of Yehovah. Everything else is counterfeit, man (Satan) made, and non-biblical, without exception. It has not changed.
Three months had passed, and the Temple priests and elders still refused to accept Yeshua as the Messiah. Peter and John had healed a lame man, and instead of acknowledging the miracle, the evil hypocrites demanded that the name of Yeshua never be used or mentioned again. Rather than to convey salvation and healing to the people, the Temple elders wanted to be “head men of the show”, and they wanted the name of Yeshua forgotten, even though they couldn’t explain Yeshua’s empty tomb. Read about it in Acts chapter four.
Even today, Orthodox Judaism (Phariseeism) will claim that they adhere to the “Thirteen Principles of Faith”, but they are just as much hypocrites today as they were during the second Temple period. They don’t believe the truth of Bereshit (Genesis), they don’t believe in Daniel’s prophecy of the Messiah, nor what Moses wrote. They may say that they do, but they are liars.
I know, because I paid $50 to an Orthodox “rabbi” just to view the truth of Genesis (Observations of Moses), proving what they believed was wrong, using literal interpretation of scripture. Yet he rejected it because “it did not fit with what they believed”. Just like Jehovah’s Witnesses, you show them the truth, and where they are in error, but they still adhere to the same lies, and will die in their sins.
I was so glad to find out that there was a sect of Jews, called the Karaites, who rejected the traditions and the oral Torah (the Talmud), and supposedly completely adhered to the scriptures. Oh yea? When explaining the literal interpretation of Genesis, they too revealed their sin nature, and refused to accept the truth, and actually ran from it. When conveying the truth of Yeshua, rejection was also the result. According to them, the death penalty has not, and will never be paid. How sad.
Even today, most “Messianic Jews” are following Phariseeism, and don’t really know who Yeshua is. Most other Jews (Conservative, Reformed, and what not) will be quick to say “Yeshua was not the Messiah!!”, or “He was the son of a Jew whore”, or “He didn’t bring world peace”, and “He was just a minor prophet”. Did anyone else predict their death, and raise themselves from the grave? When is the death penalty going to be paid, and who is going to pay it? Is the Messiah going to come without the death penalty ever being paid up? Who is the Prophet that Moses promised? Ask them that!!! Yeshua paid the death penalty (John 11:50), and the chief priests knew it!
Christianity is the result of the renewed covenant, which Yeshua shed His blood for. The kingdom of Heaven (God) was first given to the Jews, then the Samaritans, and lastly the gentiles. After the apostles died, false teachers caused several to fall away into false doctrines. Yet the most successful(?) poison came nearly 300 years later, with the blending of the Roman occult and morsels of true Christianity, to form Constantine’s Catholic (universal) Church, in an attempt to unity his empire.
True Christians were hunted down, as often were the Jews (who were not Christians), because Satan hates the ones that brought salvation into the world (the Jews), and those that have left sin behind and entered into the Church of Jesus (true Christians) and are witnesses to living holy. I make the distinction of “true” Christianity, because the doctrine given by Catholicism and Protestantism is not original Christianity. Catholicism is really an occult that worships Lucifer (as does the 33rd level of Freemasonry), and Protestantism was a mild attempt to return to the true faith, but it fell way short. It kept the “doctrine of the trinity”, and remained mired in sin.
After Catholicism gave birth to Islam, original Christianity began to disappear in North Africa and Asia Minor, as it did in Europe, thanks to Catholicism. Read between the lines of Catholic history, where it mentions Modalistic Monarchianism, Sabellianism, and Patripassianism. The original Christians, who were Jews, had the view what later Catholics called Partripassianism. It was with the “Jesus only” view that one could obtain remission of sins. There is no remission with the trinitarian view, which explains why Catholicism has been so evil, and there is no deliverance in Protestantism.
In the next chapter, exposing Christian and Jewish denial of reality.