No. There never was, nor will there ever be. This doctrine is based on the mistranslation of the King James Bible all the way back to the 1611 version.
Christian doctrine uses the word “church.” The Catholic doctrine uses the word “church.” The correct word is ekklesia, which means “a called out,” or “called out ones.” The Hebrew is word KEHEWA which would be similar to an assembly or specific group. It is a designation of people.
The followers of Yeshua met house to house. There is no place in the New Testament where the Apostles went out, took money from Yeshua's followers and constructed any meeting house(s) or a place to gather. This never ever happened not even once.
That entire concept is false. It is, by itself, another gospel.
“And when the day of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks, Pentecost in Greek) came, they were all with one accord in one place.” Acts 2:1.
Peter's sermon is in Acts 2. We learn the following:
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostle's doctrine and fellowship and in breaking of bread, and in prayers...and all that believed were together, and had all things in common.” Acts 2:47.
“The churches” do not, nor have they ever since the very early church, do this. They are divided and have nothing in common, especially the teachings of The Messiah. They have thrown God's Word out of the window and now as one goes methodically through the venerated KJV comparing it to the original Hebrew meanings and/or Aramaic meanings, we find many gross errors that absolutely change the meaning or distort it or leave it out altogether. We also find many additions that just weren't there, to begin with.
These organizations have doctrinal statements. Did Yeshua have a doctrinal statement? This is much like a corporate statement today or corporate objective statement. What is a doctrinal statement? It shows the one group of “believers” what they “believe.” These vary from group to group or organization is a better word for these. These are not legitimate Biblical entities. This is very telling in itself. And, if one disagrees with any of these organizations, one is promptly told to like it or to leave. What would Yeshua do?
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred variance (division, denominations – from Strongs), emulations, wrath, strife, seditions (again divisions, causing division, stumbling blocks), heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of YHVH.” Galatians 5:20.
The things described in the scripture above are bountiful in churches. Some now say it's “okay” to do most of this because our “sin” is forgiven, even future sin, therefore we needn't concern ourselves with it. What a mockery of the Holy Scripture and of YHVH Himself. The spirit of lawlessness abounds. The church people are not going to make it according to what the Word of God says. This is not me saying this. All of this comes from simply looking at what is being done and what the Word of God tells us. The two do not line up and do not come close to lining up.
They are (the church people) fulfilling the flesh, following another gospel; thinking it's going to get them into the Kingdom of YHVH. It just doesn't work that way. The followers of Yeshua, the Apostles, the early church, fellowshipped together. They didn't show up at some building on Sunday (sun worship), spending 45 minutes getting a speech and entertainment, and leave. And prayer? Who prays in a church these days? I ask, who REALLY prays?
The early church followed the teachings of Yeshua, not the teachings of men. They took care of one another. If someone had a need, they sold what they had and distributed provisions for these. When did we ever see church people doing this? Now, I am not talking about a bake sale to raise money for a church camp trip. I am not talking about raising funds for a building project. I am speaking of churches within communities that often have to hire guards to keep the homeless people from coming in. They turn away the hungry, the homeless, the down-trodden. They wouldn't dare help these. Does this sound like the early church that followed the teaching of Yeshua and of the Apostles-the Apostles that never varied from the teachings of Yeshua. No. It is a worldly gospel that has nothing to do with the Messiah nor YHVH.
“And sold their provisions and goods and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple and breaking bread from house to house, did eat with gladness and singleness of heart. Praising YHVH and having favor with all the people. And YHVH added to the gathering, ekklesia, believers daily such as should be saved.” Acts 2:42-47.
Note: the word “church” in verse 47 which appears in the KJV and all subsequent versions of the Bible is added. It never appears in the Aramaic, the Greek, nor the Hebrew text. Church means “building.” Does verse 42-47 describe a building in any context? Absolutely not.
Does any of the preceding sound like the early church? Does it sound like the church we know today? In the Scripture above, these were real believers who lived as believers. They were not conditional believers as we see the church is today. They are conditional alright. Conditional as to what they will believe, accept, not accept, etc. This is another gospel.
The early church met in the temple daily. This tells us that they went to the temple itself or to the synagogue to pray daily prayers. These were three times a day. When service was being held, they went to hear the Word of God being read. Remember, there was no “New Testament” and no one owned Bibles. The Hebrew scriptures were read and these were what was taught. Yeshua taught them. They gathered together for fellowship, they ate together, they prayed together, they observed the Sabbath(s) together (and this absolutely was not on a Sunday) and followed the teachings of Yeshua, which did not deviate from any teachings in the Torah in any manner. Is this what "the church" does? No, it does not.
After Jerusalem was under siege from approximately 67 CE to 70 CE by the Roman General Titus, that was the end of this practice. The believers remembered Yeshua's warning (can be found in Matthew 24) to flee when they see Jerusalem encompassed about by it's enemies. They fled into the mountains and into the area we know as Qumran. The Levitical Priesthood had fled into that area many years before when the Maccabees replaced the Levitical Priesthood with the Hasmonian “dynasty” which prospered and grew in conjunction with the blessings of Rome. These were the priests and councils that ran things at the Temple in Jerusalem when Yeshua walked this earth. They were fake.
They were never anointed to do this service for YHVH. There is likelihood that there may have been some leftover Levites but they had to get along to go along because of the great corruption. Most likely all the Levites fled together and this is where many of the early church went as well.
Until modern times many of the early believers were turned over to their enemies. It is a fact that the entire early church was slaughtered by Rome. Their enemies (ultimately the adversary) serving the unclean spirits in this world think their gods are stronger than Yehovah or Yeshua because they are deceived. This includes “the church” today.
The church has, observes, and follows concepts completely foreign to Holy Scripture. They have their members pay for real estate. Unlike the followers of Yeshua, who did not incur debt, but instead sold material possessions to help the poor, the sick, the orphans, and the widows. Churches amass property (who does this belong to?), have investment portfolios, big budgets, pay lobbyists, build buildings in which no one lives, and heap unto themselves all manner of material possessions. This doesn't sound at all like what Yeshua taught His followers to do. This is another gospel that teaches another “Jesus.”
And, to be clear, I am not suggesting that Yeshua, His Apostles, nor the early church lived a communal type lifestyle. They didn't.
The church people do not care about the needs of the people. Many very clear and graphic examples can be made to support this statement. It doesn't take much effort to do so and I will not do so here. They lie. When someone lies, they hate. They want to lead another astray. A lie is a lie. When someone lies about the Gospel, they hate the one being lied to. If they know they are lying, that is. But they are responsible for their lifestyle, every word they say, every word they don't say, what they do and what they don't do and they alone will answer for this. How much does one have to hate a person not to tell them the truth?
These do not have the Gospel of Yeshua. They have another gospel, another Jesus.
“For if he that cometh preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” II Corinthians 11:4.
One of the reasons the church just overlooks Israel, teaching the Scriptures about Israel, teaching about the Glory of the God of Israel, is because they do not want their members/followers to understand that the Glory of YHVH who was with Moses, David, Joshua, Yeshua, Ezekiel, (think Mount of Transfiguration), will also be in Ezekiel's Temple. One can read the book of the prophet Ezekiel to see that He is shown a temple with specific details. The date was even given when Ezekiel was shown this. Why would that be important? Because the day Ezekiel describes is the Day of Atonement which is also the day that on the 50th Year marks the Jubilee. The Jubilee Year is the Year of Redemption. We can read in the Book of Leviticus about this. Also, it would be good to review Isaiah Chapter 61 about this and understand how the passages of Scripture read by Yeshua at the Temple, on what was very likely a Jubilee Year (and this would have been read on the Day of Atonement), which applies directly to the Jubilee Year. To review:
“The Spirit of YHVH is upon me; because YHVH hath anointed me to preach good tiding unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty (freedom) to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of YHVH (The Jubilee), and the day of vengeance of our Elohim; to comfort all that mourn (Lev 25:9); to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of YHVH, that he might be glorified (Ps 30:11, John 15:8). And they shall build up the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien (strangers, foreigners, Goyim) shall be your plowmen, and your vinedressers.
But ye shall be named the Priests of YHVH; men shall call you the “Ministers of our God”; ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles (the nations, the Goyim, not of Israel), and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. For your shame ye shall have double (refer back to the double-portion inheritance Jacob bestowed upon his sons in Genesis 48 and 49); and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double (again, the double-portion blessing is what this means): everlasting joy shall be unto them. (Isa 40:2; Zech 9:12). For I YHVH love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering, and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which YHVH hath blessed.
I will greatly rejoice in YHVH, my soul shall be joyful in my Elohim; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown it is to spring forth; so YHVH will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61.
Does the Scripture passages above refer to the church? These refer to a specific time when specific things are appointed to happen. Yeshua is proclaiming this. The Jubilee Year is the year of redemption, and the things referred to here are the blessings of Jacob on his sons (both Judah and the House of Israel), and what is to happen to the nations. This is the description of that which is coming to all of Israel, restored. Does this apply to “the church”? No. If believers of Yeshua are among the nations, then these are no longer considered Gentiles or Goyim, or of the Nations, by YHVH. They are grafted into Israel, as if they are born Israel. They are not "the church". These promises are not given by covenant to the “the church” for here we see (and this is not the only place we see it) that it clearly designates Jacob (all twelve tribes are Jacob) as the recipient of this.
So, while most people never open the “Old Testament” they miss the great significance of this. This is prophetic as it has never happened, yet. Yes, it is a shadow of the sacrifice of The Messiah, and the beginning of restoration. But, the restoration of all things will begin in a Jubilee Year (and YHVH appointed this time for this to happen). When one understands this, one easily can see the great significance of the Book of Ezekiel and how the temple he is shown on the Day of Atonement, in a year of Jubilee, is the beginning of the restitution of all things. What is to be restored? Israel, all twelve tribes. The land is to be restored (all of the land that belongs to Israel), the captives are to be set free, the blessings of the covenant are redeemed as well.
The church people get convoluted with the subject of Elijah and the other witness. There are all manner of bizarre speculations of who (or what) this other witness will be. Yet our Master specifically taught on this. These church people's false prophets do not want people to understand that the other witness could be Moses (who was a Levite and we know this from his lineage described in the Book of Exodus), or perhaps it will be Aaron (who was also a Levite because he was the brother of Moses). These would, in fact, be what YHVH considers “anointed” princes. But, remember that the Levitical Priesthood was usurped by the Maccabees to the Hasmonian Priests who served Rome and the god of the dead.
Yeshua restores this priesthood back to the way it was meant to be. But, we can't have church people knowing this because this undermines the entire basis of their replacement theology, all of their theology, which is another gospel and which serves another Jesus. It would undermine their theory of a "church age." But, there is not a "church age."
They cannot deny Elijah. He is specifically spoken of in several places in Scripture (besides the account we have of his very life). But, as stated previously, all manner of insane speculations are made regarding the second witness. To cover this, church people are told that they won't be there to see this happen anyway. That dismisses that! But it doesn't. It is intentional. Scripture interprets scripture. But if these church hirelings keep people stupid, in the dark, then the work they do for their father (the father of lies), is accomplished. The adversary wants to keep as many in the dark as possible and he has done an excellent job of it.
YHVH cannot work with lies. He cannot tolerate sin. These church leaders are scared that people will awaken and their theology will be discovered to be exactly what it is, lies. One reason they are scared is they make untold billions of tax-free dollars and they stand to lose it. Greed is a sin. Over and over throughout scriptures, these wolves in sheep's clothing are warned about misleading YHVH's flock. They are told “Woe to you.” Woe is accursed. They are cursed and they have their reward. They serve unclean spirits, the god of the dead. Make no mistake about any of this!
The “church age” was created during the bad times. The adversary wasted no time putting his plan into place to try to usurp Yeshua and also to mislead as many as possible, keeping them from the Kingdom of YHVH and the truth. It actually started during the times of Paul but “church” was getting started.
Constantine (who was not a follower of Yeshua in any manner, nor did he know, nor did he care about the true Gospel) wanted to control the people. He saw controlling the Yeshua movement as a perfect way to do so. He created what we know today as Christianity. Can't change history folks. It is what it is.
And, of course, the Romans created the “Holy Roman Empire” (a/k/a The Vatican, the Catholic Church) which persecuted billions, slaughtered the early church, beat into submission those who would not bow to it's teachings and doctrines, claimed to be the one true church (it is, of the god of the dead) and it is all based upon lies.
“The reformation movement” was not what the church teaches. These men truly were evil.
The churches serve satan. We should stay far away from the churches and their doctrines invented by the imaginations of men. Every doctrine they push must be examined by the lens of Scripture ALONE. A little leaven ruins the whole loaf. Stay away from the witchcraft and sorcerers in the churches.
If we listen to their teachings, if we watch their teachings (reading them, watching them, hearing them) then that is going to ruin us. It will rot us and it will destroy us.
These church people are pagan. Their narrative of the “Jews, the unsaved blasphemous ones, will build a temple to host an anti-messiah” is not supported by any scripture anywhere.
To the contrary, we find that the Glory of YHVH of Israel will be in that temple (and I am not referring to New Jerusalem). Scripture tells us this over and over. But, this is conveniently skipped over and discredited by church people. By the way, New Jerusalem is described in detail. Every gate has a name above it; one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Which gate will the church walk through? There is no Baptist gate. There is no Methodist gate. There is no Catholic gate. Gee, ya think YHVH forgot something?
YHVH Himself brings the temple (again, not speaking of New Jerusalem). So, you can see how this is a big problem for the theology, what their lies are built upon. Can't have the sheep awaken...
But, YHVH is calling His people now. People are awakening to the heresies and lies taught by the churches. We read in the Book of Revelation how the twelve tribes are sealed. This 144,000 number is symbolic because we see it nowhere else in Scripture. But, clearly there is great significance to this. No one is to hurt these. Is this the church? Why is it referred to as the twelve tribes then? Wouldn't anyone reading this be caused to pause and to try to see this is something that goes against church theology? Oh, they have explained this away as the “Jews” who will be saved at “the end”. Hogwash.
In Revelation Chapter 9, we read about the “woes.” These are curses or judgments. We read about the locusts and a detailed description of them. We see that their king over them, which indeed is the angel of the bottomless pit whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in the Greek language is Apollyon is set loose. Now, this is just “my speculation” here but it could be that this “king” will be the one the church tries to pass off as Yeshua. Do you see how they pervert the gospel? Is this far fetched to make this statement? I don't think so at all.
It could be that this angel of the bottomless pit is the “beast” the church makes reference to. This may be passed off by the church, as I stated previously, as Yeshua Himself. Who knows? They will most likely, call the two witnesses the beast and the false prophet. All attempts will be made to sabotage their ministry which is to restore the true word of YHVH and teach of His ways to all who will listen and obey. Why would “the church” not be here for that? It doesn't seem fair, especially because they don't know YHVH's Word nor His Ways.
The church will have a substitute but it won't come until after Israel is restored (as we read in Ezekiel 37, and other places). Judgment begins in the House of YHVH. Then nations are going to get the judgment they deserve, and indeed it has begun. Are the churches the House of YHVH? No.
This is their story. Is it going to work? No way. YHVH will open the eyes of many as He is now to the truth, the true Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven. Do you realize people are leaving churches in droves and turning to YHVH's ways even as I write this?
Those who don't return are going to be destroyed. This is the nations, those who cursed Israel, and those churches are most certainly among them. All who do not come out of the false gospel, out of the churches serving the god of the dead will be destroyed as well.
There is no church age. These are the times of the Gentiles (those not grafted-in). “The church” conveniently ignores this phrase. It is replaced with “the church age.” Are you grafted in to a church or are you grafted in to the Apple of YHVH's Eye?
“But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.” Revelation 11:2-3.
The scripture referenced above says the Gentiles tread on the court for forty and two months. We don't know what this 42 month (supposedly) period is. Reference is made by the church that this comes from the Book of Daniel, but it does not. It is a convoluted, twisted, and misinterpretation of passages within the Book of Daniel. The same goes for the period mentioned as the ministry of the two witnesses. Patterns are established by YHVH all throughout scripture. He is a precise God and does not deviate. He says there is an “appointed time” for all things. He means what He says.
Think of it this way; if He MEANT 42 actual months or 3-1/2 actual years, why didn't He say so? Why is this mentioned in a different way than other significant events for which we are given time periods? For example, He said Yeshua was in the wilderness 40 days. He said the Children of Israel were in the wilderness for 40 years. He said Judah would be in captivity in Babylon for 70 years. Why not say it if that's what He meant? He is precise. So, He has a specific time frame that is different from what churchianity has taught and teaches.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 4:6.
The warning above is very relevant to us today. If the church is so righteous and so special then why does it ignore the law of YHVH? It does and it does it blatantly and unrepentantly. These will be destroyed. Read the entire chapter of Matthew 7. This is the message we should be humbled by. We are told who is who, what we must do and how few will find the way that leads to righteousness. It is the broad six-lane highway to hell that most are on now.
We read in the Book of Luke, Chapter 21 much of what seems to be given in the account of the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24. But, there are variations and Luke was a very concise writer. He gives details and this could be because he was a doctor and it was important. Certainly if there is a difference anywhere, we must look further to see what it means. Luke mentions the days of Lot. That is one difference. And, it appears that Luke is actually referring to a different time period, a specific one,than generally seems to be given in Matthew 24.
“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. (Look up, your redemption draws nigh – the year of redemption). Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into ALL NATIONS and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of NATIONS, with perplexity the sea and the waves roaring. Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And THEN shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh (the year of redemption will begin the restoration of all things).” Luke 21:20-28.
This passage does not describe only the period prior to the diaspora after the second temple was destroyed. It does not refer to Babylonian times of the captivity of Judah. It refers to the times of the Gentiles. This is what the church calls the “church age.” It is actually called the time of the Gentiles by YHVH and is clearly in His Word. If it is the church, then why does is call it “the Gentiles”? Gentiles are foreigners, strangers, pagans, those who do not follow YHVH nor are they part of Israel.
The narrative the church pushes goes something like this: When you see Jerusalem surrounded by enemies then the beast, the false prophet, a temple for the anti-messiah will come and will be in the temple...if you don't worship these, the beast and take the mark, then your head will be cut off. But the church won't be there for that. We are not appointed to wrath.
Well, I suppose this means all those righteous men down through the ages that endured torture and death (assuming this means “wrath”) were appointed to wrath. But wait, that would mean all of the Apostles, except John (but he survived being boiled in oil), all the early church, the millions who stood for truth against the Roman Church. Were these appointed to wrath? What about the millions who are followers of Yeshua even today who refuse to renounce Him and are killed? Are they appointed to wrath? Gee, aren't we lucky. The church is the only righteous ones who are not appointed to wrath. Don't you see how ridiculous this is? Not only is it ridiculous, it is unbiblical.
This narrative is not stated in Revelation nor in Daniel nor anywhere else in the Word of Almighty God. Why?
The beast, the false prophet, and the mark is for the NATIONS. It does not apply to ISRAEL! It is for those who won't observe the Feast of Tabernacles, who refuse to go up to the Temple (the one I refer to as Ezekiel's Temple, you know the one he was shown on Day of Atonement), and they won't worship the God of Israel. This is in your Bible.
Which is truth? The only truth is YHVH.
This is a big piece of the puzzle that churchianity eliminates intentionally. They need people to believe their teachings are “real.”
Just as Buddhism does, just as Hinduism does, just as Islam does, so does the church. They are all the same. They build their fabulous (churchianity) big buildings so that when one “little ole me” or someone else who is “little ole me”, (no one special, important, or influential) comes along with the true gospel but has no buildings, no meeting on Sunday with 4,000 people, "little ole me's" credibility is diminished in the eyes of those who walk in the flesh. Why believe "little ole me"? Well, read your Bible. Lots of "little ole mes" have come and gone and they have been destroyed because the truth is not accepted. It isn't about “little ole me” in the first place. It is all about YHVH and His Word, and His Truth, and His Gospel. I don't have all the answers but I will tell the message that is truth that I do have.
We also read in the passage from Revelation about the signs in the moon, stars, etc. This sure does sound a lot like Zechariah 12! Then they shall see! Read notes following regarding some words using the Strong's Concordance Numbers and referenced through Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament, published in 1857, and is considered the only reference book that accurately references words especially for those who are unable to read Hebrew, therefore giving accurate meaning to scripture.
“The burden of the word of YHVH for Israel, saith YHVH, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people (Strong's 5971*) round about, when they (all the people previously referenced in this sentence) shall be in siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day (Strong's 3117) will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people (Strong's 5971) all that burden themselves (not referring to people, Strong's 5971) with it shall be cut into pieces though all the people (Strong's 1471) of the earth be gathered together against it.
In that day, (Strong's 3117) saith Yehovah, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open (Strong's 6491) mine eyes (Strong's 5869) upon the House of Judah (Strong's 3063) and will smite every horse of the people with blindness...” Zechariah 12:1-4
“...YHVH shall save the tents of Judah (Strong's 3063) first, that the glory of the house of David (who was from the Tribe of Judah) and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah (Strong's 3063). In that day (Strong's 3117) shall YHVH defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David and the house of David shall be as Elohim, as the angel (Strong's 4397) of YHVH before (Strong's 6440) them. And it shall come to pass in that day (Strong's 3117) that I will seek to destroy all the nations (Strong's 1471) that come against Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:7-9.
Gee, is "the church" The House of Judah? No.
Zechariah Chapter 12 goes on to give further details about how Judah will look upon him whom they have pierced and shall mourn for him as one mourns for his own (and Yeshua is Judah's own, for Yeshua is of the Tribe of Judah).
Clearly Zechariah lines up with Revelation in most respects and, in this particular case, it shows that “Israel” is not to be destroyed in the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord, as the church teaches. It clearly shows that the church, which is not of Israel nor of the Tribe of Judah, but of the nations shall be destroyed along with "the nations." And, it is argued by “the church” that they won't be on earth at that time. And, from your Bible, the truth can be shown that this is also a lie, but that is a topic for another day.
So, as previously mentioned, the redemption by YHVH of His Holy People is prophesied. Since the scattering of the Northern Kingdom, commonly referred to as The House of Israel or House or Joseph, which has NEVER been returned nor restored; and since the scattering of the House of Judah after the destruction of the second temple by the Roman General, Titus, the restoration or restitution of all things has not happened. We might refer to this as “the redemption” of all things.
This redemption is signified by the Jubilee Year. And, despite what the church teaches and what some have said, the Jubilee Year is a year that we are now in. YHVH's Calendar begins with a new year on Aviv 1. This typically falls in March. But, in a Jubilee Year, the Jubilee is not declared until the Day of Atonement (which occurs ten days following Yom Teruah, or Feast of Trumpets). The Jubilee Year is proclaimed with a blast of the shofar. We can read in Leviticus further about this and as referenced previously, Isaiah 61 speaks directly to this.
Now, this Jubilee Year, began on Day of Atonement, 2017. According to the Rabbinical calendar, that is and this is (I presume) so that many will see it since most have no idea about the Creator's Calendar or some know some things but most don't see it all, yet.
So, a restoration begins and has begun. To further underscore the fact that we are most likely in a Jubilee Year now can be seen by looking back 50 years. A Jubilee Cycle is every 50 years. What occurred 50 years ago? Oh, Jerusalem was taken back in the war of 1967. Certainly, restoring Jerusalem to Judah is significant!
What may have occurred 50 years before 1967? Oh, the Partition Plan in 1917! This opened the way to begin bringing YHVH's Chosen people back to His land. This is truly significant, although many consider this to be a fulfillment of the prophecy in Isaiah that says a nation is formed overnight, it cannot be a true fulfillment of that. The nation has not been restored because the land belonging to Greater Israel is not in her hands, yet. Nor have the twelve tribes been returned.
From the Euphrates to the Nile to the Sinai; the land belongs to Israel. It is designated so by YHVH Himself. So, Jordan, Yemen, Turkey,Syria, Lebanon, part of modern day Iraq, and all the way down to the Sinai belongs to Israel. In order for all of the twelve tribes to be brought back, they have to have somewhere to go! Where would they go now?
Israel is a tiny strip of land. But, the riches of the Middle East that have been usurped by the nations will be restored to it's rightful place and the Ten Tribes, the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel, the remainder of Judah, Benjamin, will all be returned. This is truly when the nation will be formed and it is likely this will happen in a very quick manner.
Numerous scripture give us great detail of this fact. And, it is a future event because this has never happened in the past.
Now, we must address Zechariah 1 here. This describes what happened to Judah and Israel and what is going to take place. But, there are lies, misconceptions taken from this that we must shed light upon.
“Then the angel of YHVH answered and said, O YHVH, of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years?” Zechariah 1:12 (this refers to a 70 year period). Daniel was reading Jeremiah's writings and praying over them. The Book of Daniel writes this fact.
The “church” has taught that this scripture refers to the 70 year Babylonian captivity. However, this cannot be correct as this was written or occurred (this reference to a 70 year period – and inquiry as to when it will happen and end) approximately 18 years AFTER Judah returned from Babylon! It is ridiculous to equate this passage of Scripture which clearly indicates another 70 year period with a past or completed 70 year period. No, this is another 70 years of indignation of YHVH against Judah and of Israel.
And, to make sure we address another source of this misconception, Daniel 9 speaks of two 70 year periods. But, the church has decided this is 70 weeks of 7 and has manipulated this to mean some 7 year period in the future. However, Daniel was of the Tribe of Judah. Daniel was inquiring of YHVH about the captivity in Babylon. And he is given an answer. But not only was Daniel praying about the House of Judah and his present captivity, he was praying and inquiring about the House of Israel. He was given an answer and he was given future information for his people.
He is given two separate 70 year periods of indignation. One was the current Babylonian captivity. One was a future indignation, also 70 years. This confirms the scripture previously referenced in Zechariah 1:12. This cannot be the same 70 year period when Daniel was held captive in Babylon.
“And I set my face toward YHVH to seek by prayer and holy desires with fasting and sackcloth and ashes...saying oh YHVH, the great and awesome Elohim keeping the covenant and mercy to those who love Him, and to those who keep His commandments; we have sinned and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from Your commandments and from Your judgments. And we have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings, our princes and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
O Lord, righteousness (belongs) to You, but to us the shame of our faces, as (it) is today (present in Babylon when this happened), to the men of Judah and to the residents of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, both near and at a distance, through all the lands where You have scattered them because of their sin which they have sinned against You. Shame belongs to us, to our kings, to our rulers, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against You. To the LORD our God belongs mercies and pardons, for we have rebelled against Him. We have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God to walk in His laws which He set before us by the servants of the prophets.
Yes, all Israel has transgressed Your law, and turned aside, that they might not obey Your voice. Therefore the curse has poured out on us, and the oath that is written in the law because we have sinned against You....v.16 O Lord, I pray to You, according to all Your righteousness, let our anger and Your fury be turned away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain. Because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people (have become) a curse to all around us. Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of Your servant and his holy desires, and cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary that (is) desolate, for the Lord's sake. O my God, bow down Your eyes and see our ruins and the city which is called by Your name. For we do not present our prayers before You on account of our righteousness but because of your great mercies.” Daniel 9:3-16, 17,18.
Now, the scripture above clearly shows that after receiving answers regarding his present captivity, he is declaring, and confessing before YHVH for the sin of all of Israel, he even mentions those far and near. He is clearly inquiring about the scattering of the House of Israel. This is incredibly important and something that is never written about nor discussed to my knowledge. But, it gives further confirmation as to the second period of 70 years of indignation. Again, this is written in Zechariah and cannot be the same 70 year period of Babylonian captivity for which Daniel has already been shown and it just doesn't make any sense to see it this way. The number of days given to Daniel was 2300. Now, because our calendar consists of 365 days each year but YHVH's calendar consists of approximately 29.5 days per month, bringing this close to 360 days a year; 2300 would be 140 years. This again, is two 70 year periods.
Daniel Chapter 9 has been twisted and used to apply to some random period of time that is taught is the “church age” blah blah blah. No. The scripture references above are directly from Hebrew text. They are not from the KJV nor any other English version. So, just to make that clear, this is the Hebrew text.
One can only speculate as to the beginning and ending of the second 70 years of indignation spoken of in Zechariah 1:12. But, if we understand how YHVH's appointed times work and how everything is centered around 7 days (the week, the Sabbaths, the Feasts, etc), we can know that this end will come likely on a Day of Atonement.
I propose it is very likely that this 70 year period ended in 2017 on Day of Atonement, approximately September 29, 2017, on the rabbinical calendar. Therefore, the beginning would have been 1947. Isn't it interesting that the Balfour Declaration was made in the fall of 1947? Is this a coincidence? I do not believe so for one second. The declaration of the State of Israel was made at that very time. Many use the May, 1948 as the start date because this is when the UN declared it to be so. But we do not serve the UN, we serve YHVH. And, it is clear to me that this Jubilee could be the time when, as prophesied, YHVH turns His face again toward Judah and Israel. And, recall that 1917 and 1947 were Jubilee Years.
Restoration was begun (and has continued) on those years as we can clearly see. Watch and see.
But, there is not 70 weeks of 7 as the church teaches. This addresses prophecy unfulfilled as yet and clearly, all of this is about Israel. It is not about a church. It is not about some separate people. It is not about some "church age".
There are two sets of people in YHVH's eyes; Israel and the Nations or the Gentiles. Which is "the church"?
The Redemptive Year is in prophecy and we have addressed what it is and who it affects, Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) 2017 begins a year of redemption. He (YHVH) is the Redeemer He is going to redeem His people, His land, and He will redeem the inheritance to all twelve tribes.
“Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:21-28
We are certainly seeing many things coming to pass these days, aren't we? Could these passages in Luke be speaking to something other than 70 AD? Could be 70 AD, most likely is. And, it also can be applied to another time period as well.
Let's look to see...
“Behold the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. And I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue (remainder) of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.” Zechariah 14:1-3
It seems to describe what happened when Rome destroyed the second temple. However, one-half of Jerusalem was not sent out of the city and one-half did not stay. And, YHVH didn't fight against any nations in that time. So, this clearly applies to another time period. And, since this hasn't happened yet, it is unfulfilled prophecy.
When we study this passage of scripture, it speaks of Israel. This seems to be a brief period of time. And, Luke 21:20 speaks of the desolation (which is what Zechariah 14:1-3 speaks of). This is the day of vengeance.
So, can we see clearly how churchianity ignores or distorts prophecy? Church people listen to and follow another gospel. They are not “saved" because following doctrines of men will not get that done.There are only a few who will be saved. Read Matthew Chapter 7. There is a remnant and it is small. I am including all of people here. The god of the dead will take a lot of people.
“...Behold a sower went forth to sow: And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth. And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
And some fell among the thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and some thirtyfold. Who hath ears to hear, let him him.” Matt 13:3-9.
The parable of the sower describes exactly the different types of people who hear the Word. Some refuse it. Some accept it as long as it doesn't inconvenience them. Some won't accept it because they are greedy and want the world's approval and acceptance, and some will hear it and do it and produce fruit. Now, which of these types are saved? One type. The one who produces fruit. This demonstrates how very few there will be who will walk according to the ways of YHVH.
The church wants the world to receive it. It is very important to them because the world means everything. They may have the world now but they will not have any part of the world to come. Their concerns are for making more money, working, getting a new car, a new fancier house, gadgets, etc. But they will not have the things of YHVH
So, what is the church age? Isn't it clear by now that there isn't one?
“For if casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree. Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well: because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: for if YHVH spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of YHVH: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.” Romans 11:16-22. (So much for “once saved, always saved).
The scripture above describes the salvation plan of YHVH. The grafted-in branches which are wild olive branches are those who follow Yeshua and who do the commandments of YHVH. The broken off branches, the natural branches, are natural-born Israel. And, we are never to boast nor taunt the natural branches. But, who treats Israel badly? The church! It replaced Israel, right? No, not according to the Word of Almighty God.
“And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for YHVH is able to graft them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree; how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? For I would not, brethren, 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 shall ALL ISRAEL BE SAVED, AS IT IS WRITTEN, THERE SHALL COME OUT OF SION THE DELIVERER, AND SHALL TURN AWAY UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB. For this is my covenant unto them when I shall take away their sins.” Romans 11:23-27.
Well, well. If we are to believe God's Word, the scriptures above tell us that the good olive tree (Yeshua) will include those natural branches that were previously broken off. And, we are not to be misled nor conceited because we think we know things we don't know. Clearly, this says that ALL OF ISRAEL shall be saved. And guess what? This includes all of the twelve tribes plus those who are grafted in.
“As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sake but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sake. For the gift and calling of YHVH are without repentance. For as ye in times past have not believed YHVH, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: even so these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. For YHVH hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of YHVH! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past understanding.” Romans 11:28-33
Well! How is it that “the church” seems to distort these scriptures that so succinctly lay out the salvation plan of YHVH? There is no church age. There is no “church.” Do you read the church branches and the abominable “Jew” branches? Who is the tree? There is one tree. It's branches are Israel. All who follow Yeshua and this means His teachings too, are part of Israel.
There is the “fullness of the Gentiles” which is not a certain number. It is the fullness of understanding. And, Gentiles are pagan, so that those who have YHVH are no longer Gentiles or Goyim, but are Israel. So, the great and merciful covenant promises of YHVH apply to those just as if they are natural born Israel in addition to Israel. There is no place for church. There is no Israel and Church. If so, then why don't these scriptures say this? Why doesn't it say, “And all the church shall be saved and all Israel will be saved?” Because it is all about Israel.
Our job is to show mercy to our Hebrew brothers and sisters until their eyes are opened. That is our job. The Word of Almighty God says the gospel goes forth from the Galilee. Not from Oklahoma City, or Fort Worth, nor anywhere else. Are you serious? We are grafted in. Yeshua did not come to make a new religion called Christianity. And, while I am at it, He didn't come to make pork clean, either. Christianity is a man-made religion that resembles nothing like Yeshua taught, what His Apostles taught and did, and what the early church followed and how they lived.
It seems ironic to me that the church believes the law is dead. Imagine that. But, they sure do believe in those tithes and offerings! That is part of the law. The only church mentioned in scripture is the false one, with the false gospel and the false Yeshua. These will never go to Israel. They will be cut off.
And, these are being called to come out of the teachings of men. Choose wisely.
Strong's Number 5971 People: a people. It is very often used of Israel, as being the people of God, the holy people, the people peculiarly; and in opposition to. Of a single race or tribe, the servants of a private master.
Strong's Number 1471 People: of the earth. A whole people. This word is generally used of the nations at large. Of the other nations besides Israel. Being foes and barbarians, profane persons, strangers to YHVH (Gentiles).
Strong's Number 3117: In that day: Glowing with anger, a fatal day, a day of destruction. Day of battle and slaughter, the day of the judgment which YHVH will hold upon the wicked (Joel 1:15, Ezekiel 13:5; Isaiah 2:12) A certain day, something future.
Strong's Number 6491: Open: to observe diligently, to care for, to enable to see things which are otherwise hidden from the eyes of mortals.
Strong's Number 5869: Mine eyes: to set one's eye, commonly used in a good sense, to regard with kindness, to look to his good, rarely used in a bad sense of the angry countenance of Yehovah, to shew him the way, to lift up the eyes.
Strong's Number 3063: House of Judah: the fourth son of Jacob, the tribe from Judah, After the division of the kingdom, the name of this tribe was applied to one of the kingdoms which included the tribes of Judah and Benjamin with a portion of Simeon and Dan, and had Jerusalem for its metropolis. Jews are of the Tribe of Judah. The name means borne by.