You had probibly heard it before that you needed to be “rooted” or “grounded in a church”, that “you are the Church”, and so on! Oh boy, hadn’t we all been quoted the very famous Hebrews chapter 10 verse 25 which reads, “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much more as you see the Day approaching”. This particular scripture had been quoted numerous times in hope that you will see your obligation to the church. And because of this there were many convicted of their lack of going to church and even more on Sunday.
What if I tell you, that you were offered the wine of “her” fornication? Would you care to listen to what I have to say or are you so “rooted” and “grounded” in your conviction? I realise that some feel so strongly about their conviction that they may feel inclined to stop reading. Please, hear me out. The word “church” is a SUBSTITUTE word in place of accurate translations (see Yirmeyahu [Jeremiah] 8:8) and this have caused you to GO ASTRAY! It was by order of King James, who instructed his translators of 1611 not to TRANSLATE the Hebrew word “Gahal” and the Greek word “Ecclesia” by either “congregation” or “assembly” but to use the word “church”, in place of ACCURATE TRANSLATION. So its best you ask yourself, ‘but why would King James order a derivative’? And ‘from where did this word originated from’? Very view people realise from where it’s root word stems from. And in lack of this understanding you are in danger of becoming careless, by losing the sanctifying power of truth, which is why you can so easily be persuaded to go to church.
According to the Oxford dictionary of English Etymology: the word “church” comes from old English “cirice” or middle English “circe”. We also know that the dialectal form of circe (also found in Greek) was Kirke and etymologists agreed that the Dutch word for “Church”, “Kerk”, the German “Kirche” and the Scots “kirk” all comes from the old Saxons “kirika”, another cognated word with “kirke” or “circe”.
Although the word “Ecclesia” is found in over 2000 Greek manuscripts and should have been translated as “assembly”, the translators of 1611 substitute it with another “assembly” (the circular way of worship) as the Greeks attribute the invention of the “Circus” to Kirke (or Circe), or as she would be called in English today as “Church”. Now in Acts (Ma’asei) 19:21-41 it explains how they all “rushed into their THEATER [the circular way of worship] when they heard that not only are their trade in danger of falling in dispute but also their temple of their goddess Diana/Artemis” who happened to be another name for Circe (Church). She is to this day depicted in many paintings with a golden cup in her hand. And just how does this relate to the written words of Yochanan?
“Come, I will show you the judgment of the great whore sitting on many waters [people/crowds/nations/tongues Hazon (Revelation) 17: 15], with whom the sovereigns of the earth committed whoring and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her whoring… holding in her hand a golden cup filled with abominations and the filthiness of her whoring, and upon her forehead a name written, a secret: Babel the great, THE MOTHER [church] OF THE WHORES [churches] and of the abominations of the earth.” Hazon (Revelation) 17: 2-5
This gets even more interesting! One chapter later Yochanan describes, “…for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, for by your DRUG SORCERY (Strongs #: 5331) ALL the nations were LED ASTRAY.” Yochanan uses the same word terminology “pharmakeia” for “DRUG SORCERY” as when the Greeks described their Goddess “Church” as “Pharmakeia” (witch or sorceress). This is not a woman with a dark pointy hat, standing over a cauldron stirring smoldering contents while chanting rhymes calling upon the forces of darkness but rather one who offers you the “Gospel” (God Spell) in her “goden cup“, entices people with literal and spiritual drugs – “feel good doctrines” and before you object to this serious statement I made, I suggest you have a look at ‘The Good News of the Kingdom’ PART 7.
The drug industry is recognised as the Pharmaceutical Industry and you’ll be surprised to know who has “her” fair share of revenue. All of “her” daughters harlots, ALL OF THEM (although I will name but a few) may have different first names, (Catholic, Adventist, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, etc.) BUT ALL OF THEM SHARE THEIR MOTHER’s MAIDEN NAME – CHURCH, carrying with them the “mark”.
Yochanan goes on to explain that he had heard another voice saying “COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE, lest you share in her sins, and you receive of her plagues.” BECAUSE AS LONG AS YOU SHARE HER ROOTS (“and if the root is set apart, so is the branches” Rom 11: 16) IN HER CASE ITS NOT, she has authority there to suduce and entice you with her “drug sorcery” (feel good doctrines). No wonder the name Lord, God and about every other name EXCEPT the Sacred Name YaHUaH is taught in churches! And just as Satan threw Scripture at YaHUShA, so “she” has used Ibrim (Hebrews) 10: 25 against those who have left her so called “church assemblies”. Don’t be threatened by “her” empty babblings, failure to interpret these Scriptures from their foundational Hebraic context assures misunderstanding. Her so called “gatherings” (Sunday (Sun) worship) are a deviation from the right path that says, “Remember the Sabbath”! The (((only))) commandmant that says “REMEMBER” and yet ALL of them have forgotten the Sabbath due to her “drug sorcery”. None of them keep the SIGN of the Eternal Covenant! Yshayahu (Isaiah) 56: 4-8; Yehezqel 20:12; Shemoth (Exodus) 31:12-17; Bereshith (Genesis) 2:2; Ibrim (Hebrews) 4 NOR THE SEAL OF THE COVENANT! (His Name) 2 Tim 2:19; Ibrim (Hebres) 6: 10-12, 17, 19; Hazon (Revelation) 7: 2-3.
“Ecclesia” is often the translation from “gahal” (Strong’s H6951) which means “assembly”. It is a noun and comes from the verb “gahal” which means “to assemble” or “to gather”. The Ancient Hebrew says it means “to gather a flock to the Shepherd.” Its first mention in Scripture is found in Shemoth (Exodus) 12:6 and so the “assembly” has come a very long way in history. It was used to describe the “gathering” of the “congregation” (Hebrew – edah) of YShREL at the appointed Feasts! Not at all pointing to the gathering of a body of believers in a Church building! This is even further understood in light of a Greek perspective on Messiah’s words when He says, “But I hold this against you that you have left your first love.” Hazon [Revelations] 2:4
The Greek translation says, “I have it against thee that (thy love)[referring to agape] (first) [Protos] thou didst leave.” “Agape’s” first descriptive meaning is “love feast”, and “protos” first descriptive meaning is “former”, then it would best read, “But I hold this against you that you have left your former love feast.” It is in this very light that Sha’ul said, “therefore, let us keep the feast” Qorintiyim Aleph (1 Corinthians) 5: 7-8 and also, “I must by all means keep this coming feast in Yerushalayim;” Ma’asei (Acts) 18: 21, speaking of Pesach (Passover)! The Torah states, for if an YShRELite (one who came into the covenant) does not keep the Passover he is kicked out of True YShREL. That is not an option for the believer in YaHUShA! (see Num 9: 13) but is however the “manner of some” when they reject the Passover and follow the customs from Babylonian Paganism such as Lent or Easter(dedicated to Ishtar).
Abraham was called-out from among Pagans and Gentile practices, and was ultimately to become a blessing to the nations because of his “fidelity” (faithfulness, emunah). Sha’ul had to sternly warn the Gentiles who had converted at Galatia, and to those at Ephesus as Yonah had in Nineveh as it recorded in Ephsiyim 4: 17,18, “So this I say and witness in the Master, that you should NO LONGER WALK AS THE NATIONS WALK, in the futility of their mind, having been DARKENED IN THEIR UNDERSTANDING, having been estranged from the life of ELaHYM, BECAUSE OF THE IGNORANCE THAT IS IN THEM, because of the harness of their hearts.” They were just overwhelmed by the Pagan patterns of everyday living and it hasn’t changed to this very day! They are in a Creco-Roman system called “Christianity”, ignorant of the annual observances they are taught are “Jewish”. In order to escape “her” influence, the only way out is to obey the commandment “my people come out of her” and to unlearn the traditional church doctrines, which for some, is a formidable task! Note it doesn’t say to panel beat her from the inside out!
The set apart ones UNDERSTOOD in no uncertain terms that we better not walk as the nations walk, and we better not talk as the nations talk (empty babblings) because a false word (church) like a “false” “weight” is “an abomination to YaHUaH” Mishle (Proverbs) 11:1. It reminds me of the words of the prophet Yshayahu when he stated, “Woe to me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips…” Yshayahu 6: 5 THEREFORE YaHUaH had to send a seraphim to touch his mouth with a live coal from the slaughter place and may He do the same for us as promised in Hoshea (Hosea) 2: 16, 17
For instance using the word “assembly” in Acts (Ma’asei) 2: 47 instead of “church” and being part of the “house of Ya’aqob” instead of “being part of Christianity” – as a matter of fact, Messiah will only reign over the house of Ya’aqob and not over the house of Christianity!(see Luqas 1: 33; Yeshayahu 14: 1 and Obadyah 1: 17) Using the term “Scriptures” instead of “Bible”, “Messiah” instead of “Christ”, “YaHUaH” instead of “THE LORD”, “ELaHYM” instead of “God”, “Covenant” instead of “Testament” etc.
Now closely consider Shaul’s words, “Through Him then, let us continually offer up a slaughter offering of praise to ELaHYM, THAT IS, THE FRUIT OF OUR LIPS, giving thanks to His Name (YaHUaH, not a title “THE LORD”).
I hope this teaching has been a rich blessing to you. May the light of His Set Apart Spirit open your understanding!
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