Christmas; one of the reasons we were exiled!

Looking at Scriptural proof, the birth of Messiah never occurred during Winter, never the less, the “Church” with their pious incantations not only confused the masses and made Messiah’s birth coincide with the pagan deity Mithra. But also discards 2 Timothy 2:15 which states, “study to show yourselves approved unto ALaHYM [^1] a worker who does not need to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING the word of truth.” May we continue to pray for them who takes a little longer to make a transition from the “traditions of their fathers” [^2]to the Word of YaHUaH [^3] our ALaHYM.

And instead of focusing too much on the Christmas roots and origins, I would like to take you to the very reasons WHY YShRAL was exiled into the Nations, therefore the very reason why YaHUShA came. May we REPENT, which means to “turn back”, “turn around” or “return” FROM the very customs like Christmas ( Yirmiyahu 10:2-5 and 17:10 ) and Easter ( Acts 7:42 ) that caused us to go astray, thus scattered to the four corners of the earth, thus “a vessel in which there is no pleasure” ( Hebrews 8:8 ) and may we “turn back”, “turn around” or “return” TOWARDS the One who is able to RESTORE the Tabernacle of Dawid which has fallen!

“For the Son of Adam has come to SEEK and to SAVE WHAT WAS LOST.”( Luke 19:10 )

Question ought to be, ‘what was lost?’ The answer we find in Mattiyahu 15:24 which states, “And He answered and said, ‘I was not sent EXCEPT TO the LOST SHEEP of the house of YShRAL” So who is the “house of YShRAL” and how did they become lost? You see, King Dawid, ruled over all twelve tribes of YShRAL and not only rule over the YaHUDim (Jews). At that time, YShRAL was the world super Power and every Nation feared the Tabernacle which was in our midst! However, we did not OBEY YaHUaH and walked after the CUSTOMS of the Nations ( 2 Kings 17:8 ) and the Kingdom of YShRAL was divided. The Tabernacle of Dawid which has fallen! The Northern Kingdom and the Southern Kingdom ( more on this subject in The Good News of the Kingdom PART 1 to 7 ) First the Northern Kingdom also known as the “house of YShRAL” was sent into exile!

“And the children of YShRAL walked in all the sins of Yarobam which he did. They did not TURN AWAY from them, UNTIL YaHUaH removed YShRAL from His presence, as He spoke by all His servants the prophets. So YShRAL was exiled from their land to Ashshur as it is to this day.” ( 2 Kings 17:22,23 )

The prophet Moshah forewarned us when he said, “And it shall be, if you do not OBEY the voice of YaHUaH your ALaHYM to guard to DO all His commands and His laws which I command you today that all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you.” ( Deuteronomy 28:15 )

“And YaHUaH shall SCATTER YOU among all people from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other mighty ones, which neither you nor your fathers have known, wood and stone.” ( Deuteronomy 28: 64 ) and so it is the task of Messiah YaHUShA to RESTORE the Tabernacle of Dawid which has fallen. “And now said YaHUaH who formed Me [ YaHUShA ] from the womb to be His Servant, TO BRING Ya’aqob ( presenting all twelve tribes ) BACK TO HIM, though YShRAL is not gathered to Him yet I [ YaHUShA ] am esteemed in the eyes of YaHUaH, and My ALaHYM has been My Strength and He says, ‘ shall it be a small matter for You [ YaHUShA ] to bring back the preserved ones of YShRAL?” ( Yshayahu 49: 5,6 ) You see, Messiah YaHUShA was sent to “BRING BACK” but we should also “turn back”, “turn around” and “return”! We better depart from the CUSTOMS of the Nations ( 2 Kings 17:8 ) that caused us to be scattered in the first place!  “And one of them, Qayahpha, being high priest that year, said to THEM ( Southern Kingdom) , “You know naught, neither do you consider that it is better for us that one man die for the people than the entire nation should perish. But he did not say this from himself, but being high priest that year he prophesied that YaHUShA was about to die for the Nations, and not for the Nations only, BUT TO GATHER TOGETHER INTO ONE THE CHILDREN OF ALaHYM WHO WERE SCATTERED ABROAD” ( YaHchanan 11: 49-52 ) YaHUShA died for the TWO houses ( the “house of YShRAL and the “house of YaHUdaH” ) the Northern Kingdom and the Southern Kingdom to make them ONE and to make a renewed covenant with THEM. “For this is My blood, that of the renewed covenant, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins” ( Mattiyahu 28: 26 )

“For finding fault with THEM ( the “house of YShRaEL and the “house of Yahudah” ), He says, ‘See the days are coming says YaHUaH, ‘when I shall conclude with the house of YShRAL and the house of Yahudah a renewed covenant. Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand [ spoon fed them ] to lead them out of the land of Mitzrayim, because they did not continue in My covenant and I disregarded them says YaHUaH. Because this is the covenant I shall make with the house of YShRAL after those days, says YaHUaH, giving My laws in their minds and I shall write them on their hearts and I shall be their ALaHYM and they shall be My people” ( Hebrews 8:8-10 ) You see the laws didn’t change, but our heart towards His laws did change! More on this subject in “Take away the old, establish the new.”

“And I shall give you a NEW HEART ( not a new set of laws ) and put a new spirit within you. And shall take the hearts of stone ( the ones who was always rejecting the Torah of ALaHYM ) out of your flesh and I shall give you a heart of flesh and put My spirit within you. And I shall [ what ] CAUSE YOU TO [ what ] walk in My laws and guard My right rulings and shall DO THEM” ( YeHeZQEL 36: 26, 27 )

YaHUshA began His RESTORATION process by saying “REPENT ( “turn back”, “turn around” or “return” ) for the Reign of the heavens has drawn near” ( Mattiyahu 4: 17 ) The question ought to be, “to WHOM or to WHAT?” Return to YaHUaH and His Torah! Proverbs 19 verse 17 states, The Torah of YaHUaH IS PERFECT, BRINGING BACK THE BEING, the witness ( YaHUShA ) of YaHUaH is Trustworthy, making wise the simple;” And how exactly did the witness YaHUShA making wise the simple? And His answer;

“Do not think that I have come to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did NOT come to destroy but to complete” ( Mattiyahu 5:17-19 ) “For truly I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be complete. Whoever then breaks one of the least of THESE ( Torah ) commands and teaches men so, shall be called least in the Reign of the heavens, but whoever does ( Torah ) and teaches THEM ( Torah commands ) he shall be called great in the Reign of the heavens” YaHUSha taught people to  “turn back”, “turn around” and “return” to the Torah of ALaHYM. Nowhere in Scripture did he or His disciples ever taught people to celebrate and / or  observe his birthday on December 25th or on any other date for that matter. “And see one came and said to Him, ‘Good teacher, what good shall I do to have everlasting life?’ And He said to him, ‘why do you call ME good? No one is good except ONE ALaHYM. But if you wish to enter everlasting life, GUARD THE COMMANDS” ( Mattiyahu 19:16-17 ) And one of the commands is to NOT learn the ways of the Nations ( Yirmeyahu 10:2-4 )  and that includes Christmas and Easter. “And a certain one learned in the Torah, stood up, trying Him ( which any good Berean would do ) and saying, ‘What shall I do to inherit everlasting life? ‘ And He said to him, ‘What has been written in the Torah’ how do you read it? And he answered and said, ‘You shall love YaHUaH your ALaHYM with all your heart and with all your being, and with all your strength and with all your mind; and love your neighbor as yourself. And He said to him, You have answered rightly!” ( Luke 10:28 ) You see, we ought to DO THIS and shall live! We ought to keep His Torah! For Messiah said, “For if you believed Moshah you would have believed Me, since He wrote about Me. But if you DO NOT believe his writings ( Torah ) HOW SHALL YOU BELIEVE MY WORDS?” ( Yahchanan 5:46, 47 ) YaHUShA’s and Moshah’s words are one and the same! YaHUShA is the lawgiver who gave Moshah the Torah ( Acts 7:37-39 ) “to give unto us, unto whom our fathers would not become OBEDIENT, but thrust away, and in their hearts they turned back to Mitsrayim”

Ya’aqob ( 4:12 ) confirms this by saying, “there is one lawgiver who is able to save”

Moshah commanded us a Torah an inheritance of the assembly of Ya’aqob ( Deuteronomy 33: 4 ) and we know for certain that Messiah will only Reign over the house of Ya’aqob forever and there shall be no end to that Reign ( Luke 1:33 ) He will not rule over the house of Christianity who is not only part off the nations but also partakers in the customs of the Nations, who rejects their Inheritance ( Torah ) !  “Abraham said to him, ‘they have Moshah and the prophets let them hear them” and so you will do well to take the prophet Yirmeyahu’s words to heart, for when he said, “Thus said YaHUaH, ‘Do not learn the ways of the Nations, … for they cut a tree from the forest, work for the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool, They beautify it with silver and with gold” ( 10:2-5) For some people this sounds very close to home in this coming “festive season.” But the man answered Abraham “And he said, ‘No Father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they shall REPENT  ( “turn back”, “turn around” or “return” ) But he ( Abraham ) said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moshah ( Torah ) and the prophets, neither would they be persuaded even if one should rise from the dead” So how do we “turn back”, “turn around” and “return”? We start to be OBEDIENT and walk in the Torah of YaHUaH the “living words” whom Moshah received from Him to give unto us ( Acts 7: 37 – 39 ) and spew out and reject the worthlessness and unprofitable ( Yirmiyahu 16: 19-21 ) customs of the nations such as Christmas and Easter even if it means to not spent time with our family as we ought to avoid idolatry in all its forms! ( Acts 15: 29 ) And may I remind you that those who are not gathering are scattering and worse yet against YaHUaH ( Luke 11: 23 ) so we better start gathering the lost sheep that has gone astray! Now is the time to RETURN to the covenant and repair the breach! ( Yeshayahu 58:12 )

[^1]: I wish to give you some “insight” to the word “ALaHYM”, as used throughout the Scriptures which is the plural of the Hebrew word “AL” which was unfortunately substituted ( not translated ) in many English translations as “God”. The descendants of Esau take it for the Name of the most high but in retrospect its merely pertaining to a title of the most high and therefore unfortunately dismissed by many due to ignorance. The “Aleph” (A) is the first letter of the Alephbet (Alphabet) and in Ancient Hebrew pictographic script written in the form of an ox head representing the “strength” of the ox and the “Lamed” (L) in the form of an shepherd staff representing “authority” since Hebrew is a “doing” language its not so much representing the staff itself, but more however what it represents or what it does.  In Ancient times, a king would wear the horns of an ox as a sign of his strength and carry a staff (scepter) as a sign of authority. When the meaning of both these pictographic letters are combined the original definition of the word “AL” is found as “one of Strength and Authority”. And so YaHUaH said unto Moshah, “See I have ‘nathan'(strongs H5414) GIVEN YOU ALaHYM unto Pharaoh:…” Exodus (Shemoth) 7: 1  He has given him WHAT? The answer: “ALaHYM”. And so Moshah wanted surety, thus YaHUaH said, “What is it in your hand?” and he said, “A staff” ( Exodus 4:2,3 ) an ordinary staff given to Moshah turned it into an instrument of power and authority (the Aleph). But what about the horns or the “ox head” representing the strength of the ox? Carefully note: “And it came to pass when Moshah came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of the testimony in Moshah’s hand, when he came down from the mount that Moshah knew not that THE SKIN OF HIS FACE SHONE by reason of his speaking with him. And when Aaron and all the children of YShRAL saw Moshah, behold, THE SKIN OF HIS FACE SHONE; and they were afraid to come nigh him.” ( Exodus 34: 29,30 ) According to the above verse, there was a physical change in Moshah which created fear in the people. In the English one might think it was just light coming off him that generated this fear? But the Hebrew says something different! “Skin of his face” is a poor translation. The Hebrew word “shone” is “qaran” which literally means “to have horns” representing the “strength” of the ox as YaHUaH promised He will give! He promised Moshah “ALaHYM” – the “ox head” and the “staff” not just the staff! Interestingly, many paintings and sculptures of Moshah depicts him with horns. Could it be that Michelangelo and others had some sort of “insight” which has gone forgotten in modern times? Since there are other Hebrew words meaning “to shine” and if that was what the author had intended, he would have used one of those. Instead he deliberately chose to use the word “qaran” to show Moshah was indeed one of “strength and authority”! This is a good example to show how translators have deliberately departed from the original intent, perhaps out of fear not to offend the Western reader or simply to translate the text in a manner that could makes sense to them. No matter what their motives was, I believe YaHUaH the real author was pretty sure about which words He wanted to be used, so with that in mind, I hope you will enjoy this teaching with clarity and thirst for more insight and understanding and in the same be made white and refined. In closing, the prophet Dani’AL said, “And those who have INSIGHT shall shine like the brightness of the expanse and those who lead many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever” and a few sentences later he said, “Many shall be cleansed and made white and refined. But the wrong shall do wrong – and none of the wrong shall understand, BUT THOSE WHO HAVE INSIGHT SHALL UNDERSTAND!”

[^2]: Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) 16:19 “O YaHUaH, my strenght and my stronghold and my refuge, in the day of distress the gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, “OUR FATHERS HAVE INHERITED LIES VANITY, AND THERE IS NO VALUE IN THEM”

[^3]: Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) 10: 2-5 ‘Thus said YaHUaH, “Do not learn the way of the gentiles and do not be awed by the signs of the heavens, for the gentiles are awed by them. For the prescribed customs of these people are worthless, for one cuts a tree from the forest, work for the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool. They adorn it with silver and gold, they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it does not topple. They are like a rounded post, and they do not speak. They have to be carried, because they do not talk. Do not be afraid of them, for they do no evil, nor is it in them to do any good.”

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5 Replies to “Christmas; one of the reasons we were exiled!”

  1. Goeie email Ek wil net vir jou s om soos wat die engels man die s: give it a rest. Die Woord was by God en die Woord het vlees geword, en die woord van God se dat ons moet nie ge judge word deur die kos wat ons eet en of die festivals en of holidays wat ons onderhou nie. http://bible.cc/colossians/2-16.htm

    Nou ek stem saam dat die woord is nie spesifiek oor watter dag die Messiah gebore was nie, en ek stem saam dat dit nie onderhou hoef te word nie, ek kan selfs saam met jou stem dat dit te kommersieel geraak het. En ek kan saam stem dat dit baie belangriker is die opstanding van Jesus te veesvier en te onderhou (nie gebonde aan n spesifieke naweek of dag nie) want in sy opstanding le ons krag.

    Maar ek wil net weer se: Give it a rest.

    1. Gaan weg van my Satan! Jy is vir my ‘n struikelblok, OMDAT JY NIE DIE DINGE VAN ELaHYM BEDINK NIE, MAAR DIE DINGE VAN DIE MENS! “I will let YaHUaH decide when I should give it a rest!” I am not interested in knowing what YOU have to say and how YOU might agree in matters which in turn have no accurate Scriptural bases to validate your view point even if it agrees with what I had to say. What matters to YaHUaH is what counts. I do no longer WALK as the nations WALK, in the futility of their mind, having been:
      DARKENED IN THEIR UNDERSTANDING, having been,
      ENSTRANGED FROM THE LIFE OF ELaHYM, because
      OF THE IGNORANCE THAT IS ((( IN THEM ))), because
      OF THE HARDNESS OF THEIR HEARTS.” ( This sentence would reflect my teaching series entitled “Take away the old, establish the new” Clearly by quoting Colossians 2: 16, just reflects your UNDERSTANDING and the IGNORANCE that is in you!

  2. Please don’t EVER give it a rest. Let Yahuah be right and every man be wrong. Let Yahuah’s will be done and every man turn away from his own ways. DO NOT EVER BE WISE IN YOUR OWN EYES, but receive wisdom and understanding from the one who gives life. Halalu Yahuah!

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