Let’s go to Proverbs chapter 3. The spirit of wisdom and understanding. Right? The 7 spirits that yah has sent out. Wisdom was there from the beginning from creation. Oh-wee!
Proverbs 3:13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gains understanding. Do you see that? Because once you are wise you have understanding. Once you have that wisdom to see then you are understanding. Let’s go to Proverbs chapter 7.
Proverbs 7:4 Say to wisdom ‘you are my sister’ and call understanding a close friend. But in the KJV it says call understanding a kins woman.
Wisdom and understanding are women as we would know the feminine. That’s why they go hand in hand. They are sisters. ‘Call her my sister’. And in the KJV it reads call her my kins woman.
Let’s go to Proverbs chapter 8. This is wisdom speaking here. And she’s telling you that she was the first of all creation.
Proverbs 8:22-33 So Yah has sent wisdom out into the world. She was there at creation. She saw Him make everything. She saw Him make the malakim. she saw Him make His kingdom, His paradise. She saw Him make the earth, the stars, the moon and all that dwells in the universe. She was there. So Yah is sending her out because everything proceeded from her. I’m going to go a little deeper…not in this lesson but I’m going to go a little deeper about wisdom and who she really is to Yah. Not in this lesson but another lesson. We will talk about that. But she was there, wisdom and understanding. You can’t have one without the other. But these are the spirits, that spirit no. 2 and spirit no. 3. You see tha right after the spirit of Yah comes the spirit of wisdom. Because Yah was there at creation, just Him and His word was there. That’s it. And then His words spoke wisdom into existence and then wisdom was there. And then everything proceeded from wisdom.
So how does the sun know how to obey the commandments of Yah? Because the sun has wisdom. How does the moon know how to obey the commandments of Yah? Because the moon is wise. The moon understands that it is supposed to come out when the sun lowers it’s light. Then the moon shines bright it’s light. When the moon’s light lowers then the sun comes back. They understand the law because they have wisdom and understanding.
The spirit of counsel, now the spirit of counsel is the spirit of judgment or right-ruling. That’s the judgment that Yah has placed on man to make proper right ruling because man is going to have the judgment in his hand. Let’s go to Isaiah chapter 30. The next spirit or no. 4, the spirit of counsel. We must have this spirit as servants of Yah. We must be able to right-rule. Remember when we read about the messages that Yahoshua sent out to the 7 assemblies. He said to one assembly, yeah I know y’all are battling against these false emissaries. We have to be able to bring proper judgment on them. So that spirit has got to be on the servants of Yah. The spirit of counsel, the spirit of right-ruling.
Yesiyah 30:18 ‘For Yah is a Power of Justice (or right-ruling). Do you see? Yah is behind the right-ruling so He sends the spirit of counsel or right-ruling to be among His people. He sends that out unto all the earth. Because the children of Ysrayl are in all the earth. Because mankind is in all the earth. Those who are the children of Ysrayl and have been redeemed and are sent out into the world to redeem others, those spirits must go with us. We must have the spirit of Yah. We must have the spirit of wisdom. We must have the spirit of understanding. The spirit of counsel, the spirit of Power or Might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of Yah. We must have all these when we go out into the world. That’s why Yah sent these spirits out into the world.
Knowledge and the fear of Yah, let’s look at that. I’M SORRY…the spirit of Power or Might is within our name. Ys-ra-yl. To rule with Power. To rule with the Power. To overcome with the Power. The Power is Yl. The Power is Yah. This is why He changed our name to Ysrayl. We are the mighty people of Yah, Genesis 32:28. So we must have the spirit of might, power. Yah’s Power has got to be with us as we go out into the world. The Power of Yah is with us so that spirit is out there, Yah’s Power.
So the spirit of knowledge and the fear of Yah, let’s go to Proverbs chapter 2. Yah said that His people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge. So that means that we must have knowledge as servants of Yah, as His children, as His people. We must have knowledge. We must have the knowledge of Yah. We must have the knowledge of who we are. We must have the knowledge of the covenant. We must have the knowledge of Yahoshua. And we even must have the knowledge of who the devil is. We must have knowledge. This is why we have been destroyed for the lack of knowledge because we don’t have knowledge (Hosea 4:6). We have rejected knowledge. We have rejected the truth. We don’t want to hear this. We will hear everything else except this. We hear that aliens created man. We hear that Jesus is lord. We will hear all those things except knowledge. Shaul speaks about that the children of Ysrayl have a zeal for Yah but not according to knowledge.
So the spirit of knowledge is not being withheld from Yah. It is freely sent out onto all of the world and Yahoshua is giving that spirit to His servants, those that are serving Yah as He is the Head Servant. I’m going to read Romans chapter 10. You don’t have to go there now. Write this down in your notes. I’m going to read Romans chapter 10 verses 1 and 2. Then we will go to Proverbs chapter 2.
Romans 10:1-2 Do you see? Reads verse 3 also. See they go out and they find Christianity and they find their own righteousness. They have a zeal…nobody can sing louder than our people in those churches. Nobody can stomp louder than our people in those churches. Nobody can pass out and faint…yet all that is null and void because it’s not according to the knowledge of Yah. It’s according to the knowledge of a religion. that you should not even be involved in. You see, because you have not received the spirit of knowledge. But the spirit of knowledge has been sent out unto all the world.
Let’s go to Proverbs 2, we are just looking at those 7 spirits so we can identify them…because remember these 7 spirits are sent out into the world and then there are 7 spirits that stand before the throne of Yah and those are the 7 malakim that we are going to read about when we get into next week’s lesson, Revelation part 4: chapters 7 and 8.
Proverbs 2:5-6 Do you see that? You will understand the fear of Yah and find the knowledge of Yah. v. 6 Out of His mouth comes wisdom and understanding.
So we must have wisdom. We must have knowledge and we must have understanding. All those spirits have been sent from Yah’s throne to be sent into the world. Let’s go to Proverbs chapter 1.
Proverbs 1:7 So if you have no wisdom, you can not be disciplined because you are going to despise it. And you will not have the fear of Yah because you will not have knowledge. So the fear of Yah is the beginning of knowledge. So if you want to have knowledge of Yah, first you must fear Him. And the fear of Yah is a spirit that Yah sent out into the world already. All of them are sent out into the world. Those 7 spirits. Let’s go back to Revelation chapter 5.
Revelation 5:7-14, v. 7 Yahoshua took the scroll from Him sitting on the throne. ‘out of the right hand’, that’s Yah. So Yah is holding it in His right hand and Yahoshua is already on the right hand of Yah so He’s already holding it, you know. He just has to pass it over. Here you go, Son. Because a father who has a trustworthy Son will trust the Son with the family business. Right? If you are a father and you have raised your son up in your image and you have a family business and you have taught him all the elements of that family business, then you trust him with it. So the father passes it over to son. So this is what Yah is doing. This is a very important document and Yah passes it over to His Son. This is My Son whom I trust. This is My beloved here. This is My unique Son. Here you go Son, take this.
v. 8 I bet this incense is a smell that you probably couldn’t even image the fragrance that is so beautiful. More beautiful than any fragrance that you have ever smelled in your life. Oh-wee! Your prayers are sweet fragrance to the nostrils of Yah. Remember the prayer of a righteous man avails much! They are holding your beautiful prayers. This is why those who are not with Yah right now or slow coming to Yah, this could be a family member. This could be a neighbor. This could be a friend…whoever. Continue to pray for them. Your prayer avails much. It’s incense in a bowl before the nostrils of the Almighty Yah. And He’s already sent the 7 spirits out, they proceeded. He will send wisdom there. He will send His spirit here. Pray for them. They need you.
v. 9 Now remember the 24 elders are 24 men. We identified who they were. They are the 24 fathers that made up the children of Ysrayl. They are Yah’s chosen people. So they said You have redeemed us by Your blood. His blood redeemed man. His blood didn’t redeem angels. His blood redeemed man. So this is what the 24 elders are talking about. Your blood out of every tribe, every tongue, every people and nation. That’s men who live upon the earth. Satan can not be redeemed with the blood of Yahoshua. But you can.
Once again family, let me not get people confused ‘well Obadiyah you said that we shouldn’t pray for these’…no, you pray for those who have not transgressed Yah. What do I mean by that? Those who have not blasphemed His Spirit. That’s what I mean. Those who have not talked ill about the spirit of Yah or Yah. If they say ‘well I don’t know right now’. ‘I’m still researching’. Pray for them because there is still hope for them, like there was still hope for you. Put yourself in their shoes and stay there for a minute. Walk a little bit around in them. Your feet might be bigger than theirs so their shoes will be a little tighter and they won’t feel good on your feet. There’s no way my big size 12 1/2 foot can fit into a size 8. I would be screaming and that’s how it is. On a real note, that’s how it is. You may be in a position where your understanding is a little bit greater than theirs right now. But put on their shoes and see where they are. You are going to find that they are where you once were. My feet were actually a size 8 years ago when I was about 10 years old. Yet it was a size 8. I’m just giving you this symbolically so you can understand where I’m coming from.
Remember when maybe the name of Yah was brought to you and you just dust it off. Remember when the truth about Christmas was brought to you and you just dusted it off. You sucked your teeth, ‘ah I don’t want to hear that stuff’. ‘Jesus is the reason for the season’. You went through all that madness. And that’s the same thing they are probably going through because some of you, you taught them this. So now you can only break that stronghold through the Power of Yah, the Spirit of Power has gone out into the world. You have them all on you. Right? So pray for them. Pray that stronghold is broken on them like it was broken on you. Shaul was a murderer of the brothers and then he became a servant. Then he became a brother to those brothers.
v. 10 Look at that…kings and priests. v. 11 He couldn’t count them, there were just so many. And he heard all their voices. Oh-wee! That had to be something to behold. To hear all the voices of thousands and thousands of angels. v. 12 Look at that ‘saying with a loud voice’. They are sounding loud. What Yahoshua did was a very big deal! You better not try to undermine that like the non-messianics do. ‘Well we can go to Yah because we can go out and sacrifice our own chickens’. ‘We don’t need no Messiyah’. That’s crazy talk! But here you have the heavily host praising Yahoshua. Because every knee in heaven and earth shall bow and they all shall confess that Yahoshua is ha Machiyach. He is Messiyah.
v. 13 So they are saying Yah and Yahoshua are real. Yep, because Yah is the one sitting on the throne and Yahoshua is the lamb. They are validating right here that they are real. And you thought that was just the name of this chat room. Right? Humphf. v. 14 These elders bowed down! And said He lives in the face of Him who lives forever and ever.
Let’s go to chapter 6. HalleluYah, HalleluYah, HallleluYah. I hope you are paying attention. I hope you are taking your notes family. This is the Revelation series. We are going two chapters per week. HalleluYah.
Let’ me just give you a briefing of this. In Revelation chapter 6 we are going to see the 4 horsemen. Or as they like to call them the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. But we are going to see here the 4 horsemen, the 4 riders of the 4 horses: white, red, black and pale. You all know about the book that was written by William Cooper, behold the pale horse. That’s where he got this from. It’s from the book of Revelation, the title of this book. Now we know William Cooper got a little crazy and senile in his old age if you want to call it that. The book behold the pale horse, the book that he wrote has some good information in it. Yes it did.
So we are going to look at this right now and as these seals are broken remember Yah gave this document, this scroll over to Yahoshua. It is sealed with 7 seals. Yahoshua in this chapter is about to break 6 of them. And we are going to get an understanding of what’s taking place on the earth as each seal is broken. And right here is just summing up everything that is going to happen as we lead up to the end times, as we lead up to the revealing, as we lead up to the coming of Yahoshua! HalleluYah!
So let’s go to Revelation chapter 6.
Revelation 6:1-2 He sounded like thunder speaking. See Yah’s Ruach has got to be over this brother to even hear this let alone look at it. But to hear it and hear this voice as the rolling of thunder. Some of you shake when you hear the thunder roll through the sky. Especially when you are in the middle of sleeping. BOOM, that loud sound makes you jump out of your sleep. He hears that in a voice. It says come and see.
v. 2 ‘He (individual) sat on it had a bow and a crown was given to him and he went out overcoming and to overcome’. I like how the KJV says he went out conquering. H went out to conquer. What was he conquering or what was he overcoming? The nations. Wait a minute. Who is this? He’s on a white horse and he’s going out to conquer. Now he has a bow in his hand. A bow is a weapon of war but get this…there are no arrows. So he’s going out conquering with this bow which is a threat of war but he’s not making war. Not yet at least. Who is this individual? Why is he on a white horse? Let’s see.
Let’s go over to Revelation chapter 19. Yeah, I’m getting a little ahead of myself. I’m already in chapter 19 and haven’t even finished chapter 6. ‘Odadiyah you have gone crazy’. Yeah, I’m a little crazy. I admit that. We have to get a little crazy right, if we are going to survive this. Because they say the things out here are normal. I don’t want to be with ‘normal’, I’m crazy. Consider me insane in the membrane. If you think that homosexuality and murder and all this is normal. Man, we all better be crazy. So Revelation chapter 19, I’m going to show you something. Remember Revelation chapter 6, it said ‘he’ so we are talking about an individual. He was riding on a horse. He had a crown. Crowns are for kings and kings rule. He had a bow in his hand but he had no arrows but at the same time he was conquering or overcoming. Who is that individual? Well to understand who he is, understand who Yahoshua is because he’s trying to copy Yahoshua.
Revelation 19:11-12, v. 11 There was a white horse. We just read about a white horse that’s going to appear in Revelation 6. Right? Revelation 19 says he who sits on this horse is trustworthy and true, this is Yahoshua. v. 12 So we have the same attributes over here in Revelation 19. Yahoshua is coming with a crown on. He’s coming on a white horse. He’s coming to fight. So in Revelation chapter 6, that is the man of sin. That is the man of sin coming on a white horse and he has a bow in his hand but he doesn’t have arrows. Because he’s going to come in with the threat of war. Let’s go to Daniel chapter 11.
This is who the first rider is, the white horse, that’s the man of sin. But you will see that every horse that proceeds is going to bring tragedy on the earth as the man of sin is ruling. Yep, that’s what the 4 horsemen do. That’s what their job is. Everything dealing with that we will see is dealing with the man of sin and his rule. And even what we are talking about right here. Remember he comes with a bow no arrows but he was conquering and overcoming. He was taking over the nations.
Daniyah 11:21-24, v. 21 So he’s going to seize the kingdom through peace. They shall not want to give him the kingdom. So he’s going to have the threat of war but he’s going to come in peaceably. And he’s going to take over the kingdom in peace. v. 22-24 Do you see that? He shall come in peaceably. so in Revelation chapter 6, let’s read that again. Let’s read v. 2 again.
Revelation 6:2 Now white stands for conquering. This is why Yahoshua is on a white horse. The white horse is the horse of kings. This is why Yahoshua is on His. ‘And a crown wa given to him’. Remember he is going to come in peaceably. They are not going to want to give him the rule of the kingdom. But they are going to give him the crown and they are going to give him the earth when he stands in the temple and proclaims himself to be the greatest of all gods. So a crown was given to him. This is the man of sin (here in v. 2). This is who he is. He will be the first rider of the first horse.
Revelation 6:3-4, v. 3 The second living creature is saying come and see. Remember there are 4 living creatures. v. 4 Oh wait a minute now! Now we see that the second seal is opened. When the first seal is opened, the rider on the white horse. The second seal is opened, Yahoshua is breaking the seal on the scroll. Remember the scroll is written on the front and on the back. When they broke the first seal, then we see the white horse coming. He breaks the second seal, now the fiery red horse is coming. Why is it fiery red? Red is the color of blood. And its fiery red because it stands for the burning and flames of fire, flames of war. It says it was given to this one to take peace from the earth. When you take shalom from the earth, you only have war! ‘And they shall slay (kill) one another! Kingdom against kingdom, nation against nation. But the end is not yet.
‘And a great sword was given to him’. Now, a sword is a weapon of war also. We see that the man of sin conquered but he didn’t have arrows in his bow. Now we have a great sword with the rider of the fiery red horse. So a sword is a weapon of war and he’s going out to make war. He has mankind slaying one another. Because the man of sin is going to do what? He is going to make war. Right? With the saints, with the set-apart ones. So even though he comes in peaceably…Mr. Barack Obama came in peaceably. He won the Nobel Peace Prize but was fighting 2 wars at the same time. So he’s going to come in with his deceitful peace. But he’s going to be making war at the same time. So this is what it’s saying when it says he comes and takes over with this false peace but at the same time he’s going to be making war. so he’s going to come with a great sword. He has a great weapon of war. It said he shall take shalom away from the earth. I want you to think about that for one second.
I want to share this scripture that I read last night.
He also took up the mantle of Eliyah that had fallen from him and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan. Then he took the mantle of Eliyah that had fallen from him and struck the water and said, ‘where is Yah, The Power of Eliyah’? And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that and Elisha crossed over. Now when the sons of the prophets who were from Jericho saw him, they said, ‘the spirit of Eliyah rests on Elisha’. And they came to meet him and bowed to the ground before him. 2 Kings 2:13-15
They recognized that Yah had put Elisha in a leadership position when they saw those waters move. Yah says He does this to exalt the leaders of Ysrayl in Joshua 3:7. Read Exodus 14, Joshua 3, 2 Esdras 13:39-50, 4 Ezra 13:40-50 and Yesiyah 11:11-16 about Yah troubling the waters.
Shabbat Shalom brothers and sisters. Welcome to another Israelite Heritage pre-recorded Shabbat lesson HalleluYah. My name is brother Obadiyah Ysrayl and I will be bringing you this message today. Well, family how is everybody doing on this blessed Shabbat day? This is December 29, 2012. And if you are listening to this lesson today, I say Shabbat Shalom to you that means peace on the Sabbath day. And if you are listening to this 5 years from now, I say Shabbat Shalom to you!
Man, it is always a blessing to come before the people of Yah to bring the good news of Yah. And it is such a powerful, powerful thing family to be able to do this each and every week. I just recently had a birthday and I turned 40 years old. I’m now in the mode of reflecting on life and reflecting on my walk. It’s been such a beautiful walk. It’s been trying, yes. It’s been a struggle, many struggles. There’s been many moments of feeling hopeless. There’s been many moments of wanting to give up. But in all those moments and all those instances Yah has always been there. He’s always kept me. He’s always provided. He’s always watched over. He’s always protected. And so, as we continue to move forward with this movement of the last days, this is the final movement. The Israylites are returning back to the Almighty Yah and it’s happening right before our face and we are apart of this. And to be here family, birthdays to me are a day which you give thanks to the Father Yah because it is a blessing that you have lived this year. So now you can repent of the sins that you did last year. So when you reflect on your life as each and every birthday goes by and that you have the breath of life in your body. At 40 years old growing up on the west side of Chicago, I could be involved in a number of things right now.
Like when I was a teenager and I was 14 years old in 1987 and I graduated from the eighth grade going to high school and there were a lot of little boys that graduated with me in my area and at 14 years old in 1987 they said little boys my age would not make it to see 21. and that was so true. So many of my friends growing up and little boys I knew in my area the same age as me did not make it to 21. And then those who barely made it to over 21 didn’t make it to 25. And if they made it to 25 breathing…their mind was gone. They were caught up in the system. They were in and out of prison. Their minds…it’s like to be here and each and every one of us to be here at whatever age we are and to be servants of Yah with the right mind of Yah is such a blessing. It is such a blessing. So that’s why we look at this day of our birth. You can call it birthday or born-day, it does not matter but to acknowledge that Yah has brought you to this day with the breath of life in your body and with a right mind, He’s brought you here. It’s a blessing. You can not disregard that. We can not disregard that.
As I was putting this lesson together, Revelation series part 3 and I was going through the Pseudepigrapha writings…the Pseudepigrapha are a collection of books that were removed from the Bible by so-called Catholic authorities who said that this was too much information and blah, blah, blah. But when you look at some of these writings, I was reading from the writings of Sedrach, I think his name is. And I read in that writing some of the most profound Scriptures (that) I have ever read. I forgot the chapter that it was but this brother Sedrach was having a conversation with Yah. He had a complaint against Yah and so he was brought…because see you must understand how our complaints can be brought to Yah and can be brought through prayer. You know what ever you speak of in prayer, the malakim get it and they take it to Yah.
So this brother was pleading with Yah not to put man into the lake of fire. He was making all these points that were coming from human, physical points. He was like well Yah, You know how powerful the devil is. But You never destroyed the devil. You let the devil live so that the devil could tempt men. He said, the devil is more powerful than us. So as men, when the devil tempts us and when he gets us to sin, then you punish us for that sin. And he was pleading, Yah please don’t let no man, no matter what his sins are go to the lake of fire. This is his complaint against Yah, that Yah has to punish man and Yah did not throw away the devil, the devil would not have had man to sin.
He even went on to say well Yah, You have angels. He said You could put an angel over each and every man, woman and child and every time that man, woman or child turned his foot away from You and go to sin that angel could stop his foot from going. You can do that (Yah). And I know many of us have had that same thought in our minds. Then Yah said listen, I give you your desires because I love you. I let you choose Me. So Yah had to get on him and he said okay Yah…after Yah was breaking all this down he was like well Yah this is still my plea, that you don’t put no man in the lake of fire for his sins.
Then Yah said listen…Yah said can you tell Me how many raindrops have fallen on the earth? Or how many raindrops will fall on the earth? Can you tell Me how much grass is on the earth? And how much grass will be on the earth? Can you tell Me how many trees are going to grow? And how many more have grown since the beginning of the creation of the earth?
Yah said listen, you can’t tell Me that and then you are going to get all up in My business and tell Me what I should be doing. (laughs) And He was like hey that’s the end of the conversation. Because whatever Yah does, He does it because He knows what is what. And the brother said well Yah, that’s only information that You know. And that’s when Yah said, well are you going to get in My business? When I punished man for their sins, isn’t that information that i know and reasons why I know? So how are you going to deal with that? Right?
You can say this and that coming from the physical. So just putting that in as a reflection…man, Yah is great! That’s all I have to say, Yah is great.
Alright family here we are with Revelation part 3 and we are reading chapters 5 and 6. These are very powerful chapters. When we get to chapter 6, we will look at what’s called the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I know some Catholic or Christian made up that crazy name. but the 4 horsemen or 4 riders of the horses, as each one rides a seal is broken. We will see that a certain something happens on the earth. I’m telling you it’s so powerful how Yah has allowed us to do that man of sin lesson before we got here. It was so timely because in order to understand the 4 horsemen and what they are going to do, you must understand the man of sin because it relates to the reveal of his time.
Let’s start. Let’s go to Revelation chapter 5. HalleluYah, HalleluYah, HalleluYah. May Yah be praised and may Yah always be esteemed. Our prayer is always that information that is imparted to you that Yah’s blessing, that Yah’s Ruach comes upon you to give you understanding of that.
Revelation 5:1-14, v. 1 Now let’s look at this. First we have a scroll that has been written on the inside and on the outside. So there is a lot of writing going on here. And it’s sealed with 7 seals. If you have ever heard of the 7 seals, the 7 seals are tied around this scroll. It starts off saying that he saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. Yah is the one that sits on the throne and the scroll is in his right hand. The right hand symbolizes power. Yahoshua sits on the right hand of Yah.
Let’s go to Exodus chapter 15, Shemot chapter 15. We are going to look at the right hand and see it represents power. So there’s a reason that this scroll is being held in the right hand of Yah and not Yah’s left hand. Because the right hand is where Yahoshua sits.
Exodus 15:6 (Reads the verse). The right hand of Yah is Yahoshua so Yah is holding this scroll in his right hand. This scroll is sealed with 7 seals on it.
So you know even now, even governments have presidential seals and they have governmental seals. So when you see the seal on a certain document, you know that it’s from that government. And that seal is not to be broken by others than those whom is worthy to receive that document. So if the president of the United States is writing some document to the president of Russia and he seals it with the seal of the United States, that particular document is sealed and is only to be opened by the proper authority which is the president of Russia. He is the only one worthy enough to open that letter by breaking that seal off of that document. So right here we are about to see the same thing. This has Yah’s special seal. there are 7 seals on this document and that’s powerful. And the document has a lot of writings. We have to not these things. The document has a lot of things. Write this down in your notes. There’s a scroll with 7 seals on it. And the scroll has writings on the inside and on the outside. This is very important to understand that. Because there is a lot of writing.
As each seal is broken, a certain event is going to happen on the earth. And as those things start to happen on the earth, those writings and all that stuff will be revealed that is going on. So that is a lot of writing. You know how you run out of room on the front side of the page and have to flip the page over to the back.
Revelation 5:2 Who is able to open the scroll? Who’s able? Who’s worthy to do this? Because remember this scroll is in Yah’s hand. So you have to be found worthy by Yah to open up this document. You have to be the proper authority.
v. 3 Humphf, you can’t read that writing. No, you are not worthy for that. They couldn’t find nobody in heaven. All those righteous malakim up there and it said no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open it. v. 4 Read. v. 5 Now remember, this is continuing from last week, one of the twenty-four elders, right? (continues to read) So Yah has the scroll in his right hand because only Yahoshua is capable and worthy of opening that document. Because through Yahoshua’s walk and through His righteousness, He has conquered both heaven and earth. He has defeated the devil on both ends! He defeated satan in heaven and He has defeated satan on earth. Because He didn’t fall in to the temptation of the devil. So He is the only one that is found worthy enough to open this scroll. So Yah already has it in His right hand. Yahoshua is already sitting on the right hand of Yah so Yah just hands the scroll over to Yahoshua. And Yahoshua is the only one able to open it and will give us an understanding of what’s in those writings.
Let’s go to Hebrews chapter 7. Because this says what? That see, the lion of the tribe of Yahudah, the root of Dawid, Yahoshua was from the tribe of Yahudah. Right? Hebrews 7, this is talking about Yahoshua. He is the root of Dawid. See this is what a lot of the non-messianic groups refuse to accept. Because they say David was the chosen Messiyah. But Yahoshua is the root of David. So Yahoshua is before David. Even though He’s a descendant. He’s a descendant of David on the earthly realm but He’s before David on the spiritual realm. Do you know why? Because Yahoshua is already in the kingdom and David is waiting to be resurrected to go into the kingdom. But Yahoshua is already there. So He’s the root of David.
Hebrews 7:14 So Yahoshua is from the tribe of Yahudah and that’s what we just read. Right? He is the lion from the tribe of Yahudah, the root of Dawid overcame to open the scroll and to loosen the 7 seals. When it said that He overcame, He overcame death. He overcame wickedness. He overcame sin. He endured until the end. He endured in righteousness until the end of His life and we got the very testament that at His very last breath, He asked Yah to forgive those who had wrongly executed Him. Right? Unto death this brother was righteous. So this is Yahoshua and He is the only one that is worthy enough to open this document (scroll). Nobody else. He has overcome heaven and He has overcome earth. He has overcome satan on both realms. HalleluYah, HalleluYah, HalleluYah for Yahoshua.
Revelation 5:6 Now remember, we read about the 4 living creatures in chapter 4 last week. Remember the 24 elders. ‘A lamb’=Yahoshua. ‘Standing as having been slain’, Yahoshua was executed. Now what I want you to understand, the 7 spirits of Yah versus the 7 spirits that stand before Yah. Remember we identified those 7 spirits as 7 malakim that stand before Yah. But this says 7 spirits that was sent out into all of the earth. so these 7 spirits represents something special.
Let’s see what the 7 spirits represent. Let’s go to the Book of Yesiyah, the Book of Isaiah. Let’s go to chapter 11. We are going to see what those 7 spirits represent. Because we already identified the 7 spirits that stand before Yah, But these are 7 spirits that are sent out into all the earth. And if they are sent out from Yah to all the earth, these 7 spirits have a major job to accomplish in all of the earth. What are we going to see? These are 7 attributes of man.
These are 7 attributes of man because Yah sent these spirits out from Him to influence man. These are not the only attributes of man but these are some of the major attributes of man, these 7 spirits that Yah has sent out unto all the earth. Why has He sent them out into all the earth? Because man dwells on all the earth and Yah has sent these spirits to men. So each and every servant of Yah has to be inspired by these 7 spirits we are about to read about right here. We need to see the understanding of these 7 spirits because these 7 spirits inhabited fully on Yahoshua. All 7 of these spirits was upon our brother Yahoshua. HalleluYah.
Yesiyah 11:1-2, v. 1 Yesse, this is David’s father. ‘A branch (sprout) shall grow out of his roots and bear fruit’. Now we just read that Yahoshua was the root of David, right? Look at these are the 7 spirits. v. 2 These are the 7 spirits that Yah has sent out into the world. The first one is His Ruach ha Qodesh, the spirit of Yah. then the spirit of wisdom, the spirit of understanding, the spirit of counsel, the spirit of Power or Might, the spirit of knowledge and the spirit of the fear of Yah. Those are the 7 spirits that Yah sent out that we read (in Rev. 5:6) that before Him, that Yahoshua even held unto because these 7 spirits were upon Yahoshua. And now He sends them out for Yah into the world.
So the lamb having been slain in (Rev. 5:6) having 7 horns and 7 eyes which are the 7 spirits of Yah that Yah sent out unto all of the earth. (Names the 7 spirits again) (The spirit of Yah, the spirit of wisdom, the spirit of understanding, the spirit of counsel, the spirit of power, the spirit of knowledge and the spirit of the fear of Yah). You need ALL of these to be a complete servant of Yah. Because when Yah’s Ruach comes upon you, it’s going to lead you into all truth.
Let’s look at that, Yah’s set-apart spirit because that is the first spirit that Yah has sent out into the world. That was the first spirit that was upon Yahoshua from the womb, the spirit of Yah. Let’s go to John chapter 14. We are just going to look at this. We are going to break these 7 spirits down. The first one is the spirit of Yah. We need this to have comprehension. Every servant must have these spirits to inspire or to influence you. Like they did Yahoshua. These are sent out among men. And if a man is a servant of Yah, he must have the spirit of Yah upon him. He must have the spirit of wisdom because Yah created wisdom before He created anything. Wisdom was created first. And she’s spoken of as a woman and so is understanding. Wisdom and understanding go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other. You must have both. Then the spirit of counsel which is the spirit of judgment. Shaul speaks about that saying we shall judge malakim. So we should be able to judge little matters between ourselves. So then you have the spirit of Power which is Yah. Yah is Power or Might. Our very name Ysrayl means to rule with Power. And then we have the spirit of knowledge. You must have the knowledge of Yah. And then the spirit of the fear of Yah. This is the first duty of man, is to fear Yah. Man’s duty is to fear Yah and keep His commandments. (Ecc 12:13)
A servant of Yah must have these spirits that completes you. Let’s look at the Ruach first.
Yahcanan (John) 14:16-17 So the spirit of Yah, Yah’s Ruach covers A LOT. Just having that spirit on you is going to lead you into all truth. It’s going to give you the truth of Yah. That’s what His Ruach ha Qodesh does, the Set-apart Spirit. Let’s skip down to verse 26.
Yahcanan 14:26 Now we go back over to Revelation 5 and it said that the lamb that was slain had these spirits. Right? He had the 7 spirits. He says (here) that the Father is going send this in My name. So it comes in Yahoshua’s name and it shall lead you into all truth. He shall teach you all and remind you of all that I said to you. Because that spirit has come down upon us we remember everything that Yahoshua is saying but (not just) remember it but read it and we understand it. We understand it.
So the spirit of Yah is the first spirit that you must have and this is what Yah has sent out into the world. He sent His Ruach into the world. If Yah’s Ruach was not in this world, there would be no world. There would be no servants of Yah without the Ruach upon them. So let’s look at the spirit of wisdom. Wisdom and understanding…because both of these go hand in hand. Wisdom was created first. And everything proceeded from her. So everything is created wise. Everything is created with wisdom.
Let’s go to Deuteronomy chapter 4. We are looking at these 7 spirits that proceed from Yah, that Yah sent out into the whole world. Debarim chapter 4, it says in the HalleluYah Scriptures. I want you to see this, how wisdom and understanding, they both go hand in hand. You can not have one without the other. So the spirit of wisdom and the spirit of understanding…
Deuteronomy 4:5-6 So when they see us break down the laws as we are now many say WOW those are some wise young ahks. Those are some wise young sisters. Because their pastor has been sitting before their faces 20 years and has not nearly brought as much wisdom as we have brought in the first fifteen minutes of this lesson. Or the first 30 minutes of this lesson.
So they see this and this is our wisdom, the laws and understanding the laws…it said that our King Shlomo or Solomon was the wisest king. It said that he had the full understanding of the laws of Yah. That’s what it’s saying. He had the full understanding of the laws of Yah. He was wise.
(Reads Deu. 4:5-6 again). He said ‘these’ people. In front of the people this is our wisdom and understanding and they shall say…they shall hear all of this wisdom. They shall hear all of this understanding and they shall say only a wise and understanding people is this great nation. So when we take these laws to the nations that is what they are going to look at to get that understanding. Right? We are going with you for we have heard that Yah is with you. (Zechariyah 8:23).
After finding out about who the children of Ysrayl were in 2010, I remember one of the first few books I read was called Hebrewisms of West Africa. This book focused more so on the Ashanti tribe of Ghana but the author Joseph J. Williams, S.J. also looked at other tribes such as the Yoruba. I watched this YouTube video a while back, then I watched it again around November 2012. An elder in the video pointed out that just about all the names in Africa are Hebrew names. He said virtually every place in Africa has a Hebrew name inferring not just West Africa. So I thought, let me try to write down what he is saying before this video disappears. He had some interesting information. So I took notes on the video the best that I could. In some places the camera person did not focus on the text very long but I wrote all that I could.
So the elder said that these are possible routes that the Israylites took into Africa: From Yemena–>Djamena–>Gemena–> Kinshasa (Congo) and up into West Africa. They entered East Africa via Dar Se Salam (Tanzania). He said the kingdoms that received the Israylites were Kuba (sounds like Cuba doesn’t it?) and Lud. He said as the Hebrews moved into Africa, they took their names with them.
Kindu, Kindon, Chidon 1 Chronicles 13:9, 2 Samuel 6:6
Baraka, Barak, Berachah, Baruch 1 Chronicles 12:3
Rega, Regau, Rohgah 1 Chronicles 7:34
Bashi or Mushi, Mouchi, Merira Exodus 6:19, Numbers 3:20
Kabasile, Kabseelu, Kabzeel, Qabazeel 1 Chronicles 11:22, 2 Samuel 23:20
The elder seemed to focus heavily on the Congo, eh.
UGANDA: Ouganda means all goodness. Also spelled Gudgodah, Hgidgad, Hor-guidgd, Goudganda, Hagidgad Numbers 33:32, Deuteronomy 10:6-7
RWANDA: or Rwandau, Yoadda, Jehoaddah 1 Chronicles 8:36
Kilgali, Gigal Joshua 4:19, Nehemiyah 12:29
Hutu, Humth, Humta Joshua 15:54
TANZANIA: or Jaazania, Ya’azanyah means may Yah hear. Ya’azaniyah was a military leader under Gedaliyah, 2 Kings 25:23. Another Ya’azaniyah found in Yeremiyah 35:3 and Yeremiyah 40:8
Harucha, Harcha Ezra 2:52, Nehemiyah 7:54
Tabora, Tabor Joshua 19:22, Judges 4:12
BOTSWANA: Tsaanan, the elder said Tsa’anan means pointed and was a town in the low country of Judah. Also spelled Zaanan or Zenan which footnote in Micah says means going out. Micah 1:11
HAITI: I think the elder jumped to the Caribbean here. Athlai, Alath Ezra:10:28
Just a few examples says the speaker. He said just about all the names in Africa are Hebrew names, virtually every place in Africa has a Hebrew name.
Kenaan, Kenite means black says the elder Judges 1:16, 1 Chronicles 2:56, Joshua 14:14
Lemba means zionist he said. I saw this on wikipedia about the Lemba: Also spelled Chilemba, a ‘bantu’ word meaning non-African or respected foreigner.
Here are some others that Yah allowed me to see: Foya, Liberia where the Kissi-speaking tribes of Liberia live. Kissi, Kissy or Kizzy is short for Keziyah, spelled Keshiah in Scripture, Job 42:14. The name Foya, Foyah looks interesting too. The Kissi also live in Guinea and Sierra Leone . The Kissi people grow rice as a staple food. The slave masters of South Carolina made it a point to seek after the Israylites that were experts in rice-growing…$. I wondered how they found about these Israylites when I read that, through the Arabs they found out.
The Tutsi of Rwanda say they are the descendants of the Israylites too.
Kumasi, Ghana where most of the Ashanti live. Ashan 1 Chronicles 4:32 (Simeon), Joshua 15:42 (Judah), 1 Chronicles 6:59 (Levite dwelling place). The cities of Ashan were Levite cities. Ashan means smoke city and ‘ti’ means the people of or Ashanti the people of smoke city. It was probably named because of all that incense that was going up to Yah by the Levites. Kumasi means the tree lived. Kumawi means the tree died. So they built the city where the tree lived. This is where they say the name came but the exact meaning may not be correct or lost translation. Kum is noted to be Hebrew and means to come as in Kumbayah, come by Yah. Kum (kome p. 197) is mentioned in the book Africanisms in the GullahDialect by Dr. Lorenzo D. Turner. Kumbayah was noted to be sung by the slaves of the South Carolina and Georgia or the ‘Geechie-Gullah’ people.
Mali: There was a Levite priest named Mahli 1 Chronicles 23:21,23, 1 Chronicles 24:26. I noticed girls are being named Mali: Maaliyah, Malia, Maliyah. The Fulani of Mali are Israylites.
Kenya: means yes Yah and Libya means my heart belongs to Yah according to the teachers of Israelite Heritage.
Sierra Leone: I wondered if the Timnah Serah is connected to Sierra? This is where Joshua lived (his inheritance). Joshua 19:50
Angola: It said by some Historians within the South Carolina area that the word ‘Gullah’ came from gola of Angola. I heard this many times because I am from South Carolina.The following information came from Athaliyah of Israelite Heritage: 1) Gullah, strong’s number H1543: ‘a fountain, bowl or globe (all as round):- a bowl, pommel, spring’. 2) Galah, strong’s number H1540: this is a primitive root word from which other related words can be made and it means: to denude (esp. in a disgraceful sense); by implication to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively to reveal: advertise, appear, bewray, bring (carry, lead, go) captive (into captivity), depart, disclose, discover, exile, be gone, open, x plainly, publish, remove, reveal, x shamelessly, shew, x surely, tell, uncover.
Another school of thought: Some people think Gullah came from the Gola people of Liberia.
Ethiopia: Falasha means stranger.
*I may come back to add things here or to make corrections if needed so check this post ever so often to see if I have updated it.
Maccabees=Maqabayah or Macqabiyah and means the hammer of Yah. The word of Yah is described as a hammer in Yeremiyah 23:29.
Somalia: A tribe that lives in Somalia are called Yibir or Yeber. Yibir means ‘Hebrew’. Also spelled Ibri or Ibrim.
Zimbabwe/South Africa area: the Lemba
Free Town is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone. The city of Free Town was founded in 1792 as a land for freed ‘African-American’ slaves led by former slave named Thomas Peters and by Nova Scotian abolitionist John Clarkson who had fought on the British side during the American Revolutionary War. The settlers called their new settlement Free Town as a land for freed slaves. Around 500 freed Jamaican slaves made the journey to Free Town in 1800 through the Sierra Leone Company. During the next decades, thousands of freed African-Americans, West Indian and Liberated Africans came to Free Town as settlers through the Sierra Leone Company. Their descendants are known today as the Sierra Leone Creole people. Sierra Leone is located on what was once called the rice coast of West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea to the north and east and Liberia to the south. The name Sierra Leone it says derives from Sierra Lyoa or Lion Mountains given to the land in 1462 by the Portuguese explorer Pedro Da Cinta when he observed its wild and forbidding hills.
Nigerians refer to their country as Naija and call themselves Naijans. It is pronounced Nai-Yah. Nigerians also have a phrase saying ‘eh Yah’ which means what a pity or how touching or sorry. I’m sure by looking at Yah there in the phrase that they have no remembrance of it’s true meaning. My grandmother tells me that the Gullah women that come to her shop they say this phrase ‘deh Yah’. When she asks the women how are you today? The Gullah women respond by saying I’m ‘dey Yah’. Dey Yah means I’m still here but I think it’s original meaning is something like, I’m still here because of Yah. Gullah people also say ‘Bin Yah’ and ‘Come Yah’.
The Sahara Desert was originally called the Zahara Desert. Zahara is a Hebrew word meaning bright or flowering and other sources says that it is Hebrew for Sarah (Zahara,Zahari, Zahariyah or Zarra) meaning princess, Abraham’s wife. Here’s an 1808 map of Africa with Zahara written on the desert.
Just click on the image to enlarge it.
The country of Liberia was founded in 1821 by former slaves from the United States as a result of the end of the ‘formal’ transatlantic slave trade and the efforts of the American Colonization Society (ACS). The ACS was established in 1816 to sponsor the settlement of ‘free persons of color in the United States’ to be brought back to Africa. A good book to read about the Israylites in Liberia is The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood by Helene Cooper.
Lake Victoria: A few months ago, I was watching CNN Africa or Inside Africa. I noticed the locals in Uganda did not refer to this lake by Victoria. They called it Nyaza (Nyahza). I read Nyahza is a ‘Bantu’ word. I have also seen it spelled Nyanza. Three countries surround lake Nyahza: Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The Kagera River flows into the lake. Two Rivers flow from the lake: The White Nile at Jinja, Uganda on the north side and the Katonga River at Lukaya, Uganda on the western side. There are people that want to rename the lake, Lake Jumuiya. Jumuiya is a Swahili word for unity, integration, harmony and brotherhood. I noticed whenever they want to hide the orgins of a Hebrew word, they say it is Swahili or Bantu.
Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso was once named The Republic of Upper Volta I assume after the Volta River. The name was changed in 1984. Burkina Faso means land of Incorruptible people. That sounds like scripture doesen’t it? 1 Corinthians 9:25, everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown but we for an incorruptible crown. Here are some interesting names of cities and provinces in Burkina Faso: Kaya, Yako, Ben in the province of Yagha and Ouahigouya in the province of Yatenga. The first president of Burkina Faso was named Maurice Yameogo. I thought his last name looks interesting.
Zinzi: About 3 weeks ago, I was watching this television show I think on the Discovery Chanel about feral children around the world. This particular episode was about an abused boy that ran into the jungle and was raised by monkeys. It happened in a village named Zinzi in the country of Uganda. When I heard the name of the village, it immediately caught my attention. I googled to learn more about this village but could not find very much information on it expect about the feral boy. Interestingly, I read that Zinzi is a Bantu word then I read it is a Xhosa (South African) word yet it seems to be all over Africa from Uganda, South Africa to Ghana. I read that in South Africa Zinzi is the nickname for the word Zinziswa. Zinziswa (also spelled Ukwenziswa) means to do, stable or to stabilize. Zinzi is a very popular name in Africa. There is a restaurant named Zinzi in South Africa. One of Nelson Mandela’s daughters is named Zinziswa and Zinzi is her nickname. I also read that in Ghana there is a fashion house called Zinzi and many girls in Ghana are named Zinzi. I wonder if this word Zinzi is really “Bantu” or “Xhosa”? Could it be Hebrew?
Ghana: Have you ever heard of a woman named Yaa Asantewaa? You see Yah in her name. Asantewaa sounds similar to Zinziswa, doesn’t it? Here is her photo.
In 1900 she led the Ashanti rebellion known as the war of the golden stool (or sometimes called Ashanti Uprising or the Yaa Ashantewaa war) against British colonialism. She ruled under the authority of her brother Nana Akwasi Afrane Okpese and after he died she ruled under the authority of her grandson.
On January 1, 1902 the British defeated the Asante empire. Yaa Ashantewaa died in exile in the Seychelles on October 17, 1921. Ghana became independent of Britain’s rule on March 6, 1957 but not before taking much of the Ashanti gold. Ghana is not called the gold coast for nothing. Yah says our gold and silver will be returned to us.
The Mali flag use to have this stick figure on it. The stick figure looks like it is praising Yah doesn’t it? With his arms raised and spread toward the heavens in worship. \O/ HalleluYah. Muslims in the country of Mali opposed the flag and were downright indignant about it. Now only the 3 stripes remain.
Benin: Did you know that Israelites have the highest twining rate in the world? Benin has the highest twining rate in the world with 27.9 twins per 1,000 births. The highest twin rate is tied to the Yoruba ethnic group which can be found in Nigeria and Togo as well as Benin. Years ago, I read that many Yoruba descendants have been traced in Cuba. The article link below also states that many Afro-Cubans originate from that area of the world. I read about the 12 sets of twins of Cuba in 2013. Also, I once read that in America blacks (Israelites) naturally have the highest twin birth rates of all groups. Twins in our biblical history book include: Yahqob and Esau and Perez and Zerah ( from Judah and Tamar). Could it be that the tribe of Judah has the highest twining rate? A question to ponder.
*Also I think there was a set of twins in the ‘new testament’. I’ll be back when I find it…The Aramaic T’oma: The name ‘Thomas’ comes from the Aramaic word for twin. See John 11:16.
South Sudan: Juba sounds like Judah doesn’t it?
This former slave market is located in the eastern side of Stone Town in Zanzibar Tanzania. During the reign of the Omani Arabs in the early 19th century, Zanzibar was the main slave trading point of East Africa. The slaves caught on the mainland of Africa were shipped to Zanzibar where they were re-sold and further transported to Seychelles, Mauritius, Oman and Persia.
This is where the slaves were washed and oiled before being sold.
A picture of Zanzibar slaves. The word Zanzibar means coast of blacks in Arabic or Persian. Zanzibar the capital city is located on the Island of Unguja (pronounced Unguyah) and this is where the historic site of Stone Town is located.
Artist drawing of Zanj slave gang circa 1889 with Arabic slave captor with his sword and gun.
Israelite slave boy in Zanzibar.
A visitor in 1331 AD considered the Tanzanian city of Kilwa to be of world class. He wrote that it was “the principle city on the coast the greater part of whose inhabitants are Zanj of very black complexion”. Later on he says that “Kilwa is one of the most beautiful and well-constructed cities in the world. The whole of it is elegantly built”.
Bling culture existed in Tanzania. A Portuguese chronicler of the sixteenth century wrote that “they are finely clad in many rich garments of gold and silk and cotton and the women as well; also with much gold and silver chains and bracelets which they wear on their legs and arms and many jeweled earrings in their ears”.
Then I washed you in water, yes. I thoroughly washed off your blood and I anointed you with oil. I clothed you in embroidered cloth and gave you sandals of badger skin. I clothed you with fine linen and covered you with silk. I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your wrists and a chain on your neck. I put a jewel in your nose, earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head. Thus you were adorned with gold and silver and your clothing was of fine linen, silk and embroidered cloth. You ate pastry of fine flour, honey and oil. You were exceedingly beautiful and succeeded to royalty. Your fame went out among the nations because of your beauty for it was perfect through My splendor which I had bestowed on you says the Master Yah. Yahzeqyl 16:9-14.
This is a blue diamond and it was recently found in South Africa. It is worth millions. Many of people questioned whether the miners or the community where this mine is located will receive very much, if any of the profits?
This picture was taken in the Central African Republic. The caption said that these are Christians but I don’t think so. These are Israelites with their swords machetes and daggers ready to fight Muslims. There was another picture of 2 Muslims that they had just killed but I’m not going to post that picture.
Cartoon of China’s industrial colonialism and one person standing against it. The sign on the far left corner says ‘Africa’s environment’. Click on picture to enlarge.
This photo was recently taken I assume in Uganda. Looks like an elder trying to beat the homosexual spirit off of him. One day we will be casting out demons.
Protesters against homosexuality in Africa.
Aziziyah, Libya was once thought to be the hottest place in the world. It once held the world’s hottest temperature record of 136.4*F. Some meteorologists did not think this reading was accurate so now Death Valley California holds the record for hottest at 134*F. Yet Africa is the hottest continent on the earth. hmmm. When I was in undergrad, there was a girl in one of my classes named Aziza and she was from Africa.
Another example of eastern nations aligning against western nations and vise versa. The caption written on his picture says ‘do it look like I’m playing with you’? Africa for Africans It says.
Sorry for the massive picture, lol. A few days ago I was watching this show on Rwanda. They were remembering the crimes that occurred there in especially 1994 at its worst. It is 2014 so its been twenty years. I saw this Hutu man holding a bible like the one above on the show. I still don’t know what language this is. I’m guessing Afrikkans but I have also seen Russian and I even read that Filipino people say Bibliya also. It was ironic that the Hutu was holding the bible yet his Tutsi-Israelite neighbor held no bible but was quoting scripture. Today, Hutu must apologize in front of the tribal leaders in order to be forgiven. His Tutsi neighbor said he would forgive but never forget his murderous ways. He wasn’t sure the apology was sincere. Over 800,000 Tutsi-Israelites were murdered in Rwanda over a 70 year period.
Ile-Ife is the oldest Yoruba city.
A few Shabbats ago, I heard a teacher say (paraphrased) that the reason Israylites were/are always eating chicken and watermelon is because there has always been the righteous among us. So the stereotype is true, we eat a lot of chicken and watermelon. Even back in the day, Hebrews refused to eat pork. So the stereotype is making fun of the righteous Hebrews. I recently found out (while watching a cooking show) that it was the Hebrew slaves who invented “fried” chicken. Before that, the Gentiles roasted their chicken. I just knew in my heart, that we had to have invented some culinary dishes after all we have been in the kitchen cooking for hundreds of years. Another thing that I found out (on another cooking show with a Hebrew woman historian) is that the boxes that restaurants like KFC and Churches put the chicken in came from the Hebrews. Back in the Jim Crow South we were not welcomed at Gentile restaurants so Hebrews (while traveling) put their fried chicken in shoe boxes. I remember when I was a little girl, my mom and dad traveled with chicken (they grew up in the 50s and 60s during Jim Crow) but in the 80s Tupperware had already been invented so that is what my mother used. As for watermelon, in my opinion its the perfect food after a sweaty day in the fields that’s why Yah provided it for us. Watermelon is full of water and vitamin c. When I was a kid we use to sprinkle salt on our watermelon not knowing we were replacing our electrolytes. We just thought it made our watermelon taste sweeter after playing on a hot, sweaty day. I wonder if the slaves sprinkled salt on their watermelon too? We also use to put salt on our pickles with the now-later candy but that’s another story for another day. lol. Other foods that came with us from Africa include: Black-eyed-peas, okra, collard greens, and yams (not sweet potatoes) and rice.
A picture of Ghana Okro Soup with Banku (or Cassava Dough). Okra Soup is usually served with a carbohydrate on the side.
In Nigerian (Naiyah) Okra Soup is usually served with FuFu (another name for Cassava root) but here in the above picture it is served with chicken. I thought it was interesting that in Cuba they still call Cassava, yams and/or plantains ‘FuFu’ when beaten into a paste. Cuba has a high number of Yoruba descendants.
In South Carolina Okra Soup is served with rice. Usually South Carolinians put corn, beans and meat in the soup too. Tomatoes are the base of the soup here in the Americas but red palm oil is the base that makes it red in Africa (usually). In Louisiana Gumbo is also served with rice. Okra was brought in by the slaves from Angola and was called oching’gombo later shortened to n’gombo. Then further shortened to gumbo. The Duala people of Cameroon also call it gombo. In Puerto Rico, the slaves called Okra Soup, “Quimgombo”. It is called Ochra Soup or Ochra Gumbo in the Caribbean. In Brazil and Dutch Guiana, okra was also brought with the slaves during the 17th century. In the Island of Curacao near Venezuela Okra Soup is called Sopi Guiyambo. From Africa to the Americas, this soup followed us everywhere!
Gullah Hebrew: Have you ever noticed Hebrews from the Carolinas say, ‘Right Chere’ (pronounced cheer) meaning it’s right here? And some of us don’t even say “right chere” instead we drop the “re” off of “chere” and say “right che” (pronounced ch-eh) meaning it’s right here. I was watching this documentary a few weeks ago on the projects of New Orleans (Nawlins) and the Hebrews there also say ‘right che’ (pronounced ch-eh) meaning right here. The Hebrews of New Orleans take the “th” off of that and say “dat” as in ‘who dat say they can beat the Saints’, remember that song? The who-dat song. From West Africa, the Caribbean, the Carolinas and Louisiana, Hebrews drop the “th” sound so that thing becomes “ting” and three becomes “sh-ree”. Geechie-Gullah people pronounce the “fi” sound in a different way, so that fish becomes “fush” and fifty dollars becomes “fufty dollars”. And people from the Bahamas sound just like Hebrews from South Carolina and Georgia Sea Islands. I heard a historian say that our people around the world (as a whole) cannot pronounce the “v” sound, so instead we substitute it with a “w” sound. That made sense to me because David in English is really Dawid in Hebrew. I’ll be back with more colloquialisms…
Hunnah Fuh Do? This means How are you doing? Dey Yah. This means I’m still here. Geechie Gullah people also say Come Yah and Bin Yah. Yah’s name stays on the earth even though many (not all) of us forgot Him. Let me give you another example of this. I watch this (Hebrew) vlogger whose daughter’s name is Olivia. She nicknamed her Olive but lately she has been calling her O-yah and sometimes just yah. I also noticed lately that Olivia has been spelled differently in young girls. It’s being spelled “Oliviyah” even though the name Olivia (I read) is not Hebrew but you still hear Yah in the pronunciation. Another name that I noticed being pronounced differently is Asher. I have seen a variation of Asher as “Ashyah”.
Young lady winnowing rice in the Gambia in basket.
Winnowing rice in South Carolina with sweet grass basket.
The Israylites brought the art of basket weaving to the Americas. Geechie Gullah women held on to the technique of basket making but used the local sweet grass. See winnowing baskets in the slave’s hands in above picture.
South Carolina & Georgia Planters actively looked for the Hebrew Israylites that were experts in rice growing. They called the area where these Israylites came from the windward or rice coast of Africa (See the above newspaper article). This made up the Senegal-Gambia, Sierra Leone and Liberia area. The slaves were to be sold at Ashley Ferry in Charles Town (Charleston, SC) according to the article.
A picture of the Rice Coast (or Windward Coast). Also there were the Ivory and Gold Coasts. Click on image to enlarge.
This is an Ebola Outbreak chart from 1976 to 2012. In 1976, the Ebola Virus was first identified near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Republic of Zaire). The Ebola River is a small tributary of the Congo River near Yambuku Village. There are five types of Ebola Virus: 1) Bundibugyo (Uganda) Ebola Virus 2) Reston Ebola Virus 3) Sudan (South) Ebola Virus 4) Tai Forest Ebola Virus (formerly called Cote d’ Ivoire Ebola Virus) 5) Zaire Ebola Virus. The Zaire Ebola Virus has the highest mortality rate. The word Ebo, Ibo, Eboe, Eboans or Heebo (means Hebrew). Our people were also called the Habaroos or Hebrew. The word Ibri means Hebrew. There are people that call themselves Ibo in Nigeria and in Cameroon. Another curious thing is that there is a town in Angola called Ebo and also an Island in Mozambique called Ibo. Also the town of llebo in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Red Rice and Fish is a local food eaten by Geechie Gullah Hebrews of South Carolina and Georgia.
Usually red rice is served with peas. Some people call this same rice dish, ‘Spanish Rice’. Its made with tomato sauce and a small amount of tomato paste. The Hebrews of West Africa grew a type of rice that was reddish in color so naturally the Spanish Red Rice became a hit in South Carolina and Georgia. From a book called ‘Black Rice’ by Judith A. Carney, “Another characteristic of African rice that distinguishes it from most sativa varieties is the red color of its bran, which shifts between purple and black tones in different varieties”. Europeans had noted the crucial role of females in African rice cultivation. Wherever rice is grown in West Africa, women continue working in the fields and their labor remains associated with the specialized tasks of hoeing, sowing, weeding and transplanting. pgs. 50-51 Another link between South Carolina rice and West African rice is that both were cooked in the same way. South Carolina women prepared long grain rice as do West African women. Long grain rice yields a dry, separated rice. Both use water to boil the rice. Whereas, in Asian countries they use animal fat to boil their rice and they prefer short grain rice that is sticky and sweet. pgs. 115-117.
In 1750, the Dutch governor of Suriname contrasted the advantages of the rice planted there with a red type he knew about in South Carolina, writing that ‘the rice in Essequibo has not the red husk which gives so much trouble in Carolina to get off’. His distinction between two types of rice–one red, the other not–and pointed mention of the difficulty involved husking the red offer additional evidence for the cultivation of glaberrima in South Carolina during the first half of the eighteenth century. pg. 151
This red rice followed the Hebrews to North and South America. Historical sources from Brazil dating to the period prior to the mid-eighteenth century provide numerous references to rice, including a red type grown along the floodplains of the Amazon River and in low lying swamps. Interestingly, this species initially believed to be of Brazilian origin (but it wasn’t) was known as Oryza nutica. Some colonial authorities promoted the cultivation of this rice, “even though red…because it had always served to sustain the poor”. The repeated reference to nutica/mutica in descriptions of an introduced rice suggests the presence of glaberrima in various locales of the eighteenth century Americas. pg. 151
In a 1772 decree, a Portuguese colonial administration mandated a year’s jail sentence for whites who planted the red rice and two years of imprisonment for slave and Indians who did so. pgs. 151-52. But more than a century would pass before scientists learned of the existence of glaberrima as a separate species of rice and established its African provenance. In the early twentieth century French commentaries on glaberrima from the Inland Delta of the Niger River drew attention to the red color of African rice. pg. 152.
African rice must have crossed the Atlantic at some point during the period of the Atlantic trade, since French botanists recovered varieties of glaberrima from the 1940s to 1950s in Cayenne and from a former sugar plantation of El Salvador. The glaberrima reported in Cayenne was collected from descendants of maroons whose escape over a nearly two-hundred year period from the 1660s enabled many to flee coastal sugar plantations. These upland varieties were found to be related to ones cultivated in Guinea Conakry, Liberia and the Ivory Coast where they are known as g’baga, baga or bagaye. pg. 153.
A French agronomist found the baga varieties, the Djuka maroons maintain that rice originally came from Africa, brought by female slaves who smuggled in their hair grains from the slave ships that transported them to the New World. In studies of a separate maroon group, the Saramaka of Suriname, anthropologist Richard Price records a similar legend where the presence of the crop is attributed to female ancestors’ hiding rice in their hair as they fled sugar plantations to freedom. In 1726, a Swiss correspondent wrote that “it was by a woman that rice was transplanted into Carolina”. pg. 154. Now this was an interesting read but I still believe that most planters especially those in South Carolina knew these Hebrews were expert rice growers and pursued them…no hiding of rice in the hair. Although they may have hidden rice seeds that were outlawed in South America.
For slaves, provision gardens served to maintain their dietary favorites in the Americas. pg. 155 (So they also brought the seeds of yams, black eyed peas, watermelon, okra and collards. These may be the seeds that they hid in their hair). Provision gardens have been found in North and South America and the Caribbean.
*In Countries such as Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana, red rice is called ‘Jollof Rice’ and it is made with tomato sauce and paste like here in the Americas. I wonder if the Hebrews around the world have forgotten how to grow the real red rice?
The captions I read next to President Mugabe eating red rice were very funny. They ranged from ‘throwing down on Jollof Rice’ to ‘going to battle with Jollof Rice’. So they love that red rice in Zimbabwe too.
The Ring-Shout is a call and response type praise-singing that the Israylite slaves did in South Carolina and Georgia. We call on Yah and He responds. Yah says call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know. Kumbayah, come by Yah. Yeremiyah 33:3. *I just want to clarify that this is not the shouting done in the church. This group of Israylites did not do back flips or speak in jibberish type tongues. They literally sang Kumbayah and other biblical songs whilst moving in a slow circle. The elder or brother in the background kept the pace of the song with his walking stick and board underneath.
Various instruments in Africa, especially the Kora feature a skin head and gourd body. African instruments differ from early African American banjos in that the necks do not possess a western-style fingerboard and tuning pegs, instead having necks with strings attached to the neck with loops for tuning banjos with fingerboards and tuning pegs are known from the Caribbean as early as the 17th Century. In the Caribbean, in the 18th and 19th centuries, writers transcribed the name of these instruments variously as bangie, banza, banger, (banjil, banjie, banshaw also).
Another likely banjo ancestor is the ‘akonting’ a folk lute played by the Jola Tribe of Senegambia. The akonting is on the left in the picture.
This instrument, similar to the banjo is called the ubaw-akwala. It is played by the Igbo.
This instrument is called the xalam. It is played in Senegal. It is similar to the banjo.
This instrument is called the ngoni. It was developed in Morocco by sub-Saharan Africans known as gimbri.
This instrument is called the kora. It is played in Mali, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sengal, Burkina Faso, the Gambia and it is especially played among Mandinko griots. As you can see, this banjo-like instrument is all over Africa.
A picture of the slaves with one playing the banjo shown above. The first Banjo-type instruments in the Americas were documented in the Caribbean as early as 1689 and the first mention of the banjo in the American colonies occurred in 1754 where it is called a ‘banjer’ in a Maryland newspaper.
A folk art painting of slaves playing music and dancing, with banjo being played. Some historians mention the dairies of Richard Jobson as the first record of the instrument. While exploring the Gambia River in Africa in 1620, he recorded an instrument “made of a great gourd and a neck, thereunto was fastened strings”.
The first mention of the name for the instruments in the western hemisphere is from Martinique in a document dated 1678. It mentions slave gatherings where an instrument called the “banza” is used.
From Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians from a poem by an Englishmen in the British West Indies in 1763: “Permit thy slaves to lead the choral dance to the wild banshaw’s melancholy sound”.
Thomas Jefferson in 1781 said: “The instrument proper to them (i.e. the slaves) is the Banjar which they brought hither from Africa”.
A photo of a Hebrew woman around 1865 holding her banjo.
This painting is called ‘the banjo player’. It was painted by William Sidney in 1857. Notice she is a Hebrew woman.
After 1865, the Israylites did not play the banjo as much anymore due to the Ministrel show era where we were mocked and shown as backwards for playing it. Today the banjo is the backbone of country-blue grass music.
This book contains ‘negro spirituals’. It was printed in 2001.
I bought this book because its the only hymnal I’ve seen with Kumbayah included. I read that the song Kumbayah was collected sometime during 1922-1932 in South Carolina from the Geechie-Gullah people. The song is thought to come from Angola because the Angolan people also say Kumbayah. I read this at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumbaya
This is the next page of the hymnal, Come by here My Yah. Please pardon the pagan name (title).
This is a folksong from South Africa, in the same book. It’s called Siyahamba and pronounced See-Yah-hum-bah. Siyahamba means ‘we are marching in the light of Yah’. Someone once tried to take credit for writing the song but he was quickly discredited. No one knows where the song came from. #Yah’ssetapartpeople http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siyahamba
Welcome to Kumba, Cameroon. One day, this sign may read welcome to Kumbayah, Cameroon. Economy: Trading in Kumba has attracted the interest of foreigners, mostly Nigerians (the Igbos) who have always controlled a greater percentage of the Kumba main market.
The above photo is of a Nama man blowing his shofar. I found this photo at Wikipedia. Most Nama people live in central Namibia (pronounced NamibiYah) and along the border of South Africa. Namibiyah gets its name from the Namib Desert named by the Nama people. Namib means vast place because of the desert that is there. The nama have a culture that is rich in the musical and literary abilities of its people. Traditional music, folk tales, proverbs and praise poetry have been handed down for generations and form the base for much of their culture. For thousands of years, the Khoisan (or Nama) peoples of South Africa and Southern Namibiyah maintained a nomadic way of life. Early colonists referred to the Nama people as Hottentots (remember Sarah Baartman was called Hottentot Venus). Namibiyah means vast land of Yah.
Notice the red eyes of this lion, like Yahoshua. Sundiata Keita was born from the Mandinka people of Mali in 1217 and lived to 1255. He was called the lion king of Mali. The Mandinka people were also brought to America as slaves. The story of the lion king has a long history among our people. Yahoshua is called the Lion “King” of Yahudah. This is where Disney got “The Lion King” story… Hebrew Israylite history.
ZambiYAH: The country of Zambia was once called Northern Rhodesia by England. Zambia is thought to been named after the Zambezi River and the name Zambezi came from the Monomatapa people (sometimes pronounced Mutapa people) who called it the Zembere River. But a Portuguese explorer reported it as Zambeze in 1597. In 1964 after the people of Zambia won independence, they changed the name back to Zam-bi-Yah. What does ZambiYah mean? Or Zem-bi-Yah? The capital of Zambiyah is very interesting to me. The capital is called Zvongombe and “gombe” looks very Hebrew, like gumbo/gombe or okra soup that we know and read about. Another interesting thing I read is that the Gentiles once believed that Zambiyah was the area in the bible called Ophir and they were looking for Solomon’s gold mines here.
The GambiYah: Doesn’t GambiYah Sound like ZambiYah and NamibiYah? GambiYah is Hebrew but I can’t seem to find anyone who knows where the name came from. Isn’t that odd or has Yah made us forget our heritage? But I did read that some think the name came from the Mandinka who called the area Cambia or CambiYah. The Portuguese who visited the Mandinka, called it Cambio which means trade or exchange in Portuguese. Others believe the name was KamiYah from a people in Kiang that have the last name(s) Kambi, Kambai and/or Kambais.
GambiYah was once called Senegambia, all one territory because it is surrounded by Senegal. Senegambia was once apart of the Mali Empire. The president of GambiYah is named Yahya Jammeh, clearly a Hebrew first name. I think people call it “The GambiYah” to differeniate it between ZambiYah.
07/26/2015: Last night I was watching Inside Africa on CNN. The show was about Gambiyah. It was good and it was bad. The bad part was, that they tried to make it seem as though the name Gambiyah came from the River Gambia. But the origin of the name is deeper than that. Gambiyah is from Yah but I guess that is for only those Yah has given the eyes to see. The good part of the show is that they talked about Kunta Kinte. Kunta Kinte is believed to be his real name. The local historian took the host to Kunta Kinteh (Kinte) Island as it is affectionately called but also it’s called James Island. The Mandinka village Kunta was from is today called Juffure (sometimes spelled Juffureh). Kunta Kinte was captured around 1767 and was brought to Maryland. The host spoke to one of the descendents of Kunta Kinte which was very interesting. The villagers still remembered the words of Kunta’s father after he found out his son had been captured. He said, “My son’s name will not be forgotten”.
This is a copy of the just arrived ship called Lord Ligonier advertising there will be a slave auction. Kunta was on this ship from Gambiyah. He was about 17 years old when captured (born around 1750). Kunta Kinte’s grandfather was named Kairaba Kunte Kinte, a holy man of the Mandinka and his grandmother’s name was Yaisa. Kunta’s father’s name was Omoro Kinte and his mother’s name was Binta Kinte. Kunta Kinte died in 1822 of a broken heart two years after his wife Bella was sold. His daughter Kizzy (Keisa in Mandinka or KeziYah in Hebrew) was also sold away from him.
Update 03-09-2016: I recently read that Alex Haley plagiarized part of the novel Roots. He plagiarized a novel called The African by Harold Courtlander. I read from someone who read both books, that only the middle passage scene was plagiarized. The case was settled out of court.
There is chatter on the internet saying that Asian people are descendants of the Khomani or Khoi, Khoisan or Sans or Saa people (they have many names). The Sans people who are also sometimes called bushmen, live in South Africa, Namibiyah, Zambiyah, Angola and Botswana. I read that the Sans people are a different group than the Nama people (that I wrote about in the Hebrewisms of Africa post). Although some people lump them into one group but they are two separate groups. Most of the Nama (Israylites) were killed by the German colonists at the turn of the last century almost to the point of genocide. So the people of Nama may now be intermarrying with the Sans people. I originally was going to make this a post on the front page but since the Nama are intermarrying with the Sans, I wanted you to see pictures of the Sans versus the picture above of the Nama man blowing the shofar. You can see they look different.
Sans man with child.
The Gentiles (of European ancestry, you know what I mean) have been studying their DNA lately (as they study everyone’s DNA) but they have not said what they are looking for but they probably know this is where Asians come from. The Gentiles did say that the Sans Y-chromosome and Mitochondrial DNA are some of the most divergent (or oldest) that they have studied. Nelson Mandela looked like the Sans people to me.
Sans woman with child.
If Asian people descended from the Sans people who are Hamites, which group (of the 4 brothers) of Hamites do they come from? Kush, Mizraim, Phut or Canaan? *I may come back to make corrections or update so please have patience. I am still learning.
Update 12-10-2015: South Sudan: An Interesting Observation: Did y’all know that there are Israylites from South Sudan living in Australia? Some history about the countries of Sudan and South Sudan, formerly known as Sudan: The country of Sudan had two civil wars between 1955-1972 and 1983-2005. The people of South Sudan began to immigrate to Egypt, Kenyah and Australia beginning in 1990s to about 2007. Remember Yah said He was going to scatter us to the four corners of the earth. Israylites currently live on six of the seven continents of the world including Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Europe and Australia. Northern Sudan are primarily Arabic Muslims while Southern Sudan are primarily “Christians” (really Israylites). South Sudan became an independent nation in July 2011.
I watch this vlog of this South Sudan woman (who lives in Australia) married to a Gentile Australian man. When I first started watching, I did not see where they were undergoing any curses except the one where Yah said our feet would not get any rest (from running from trouble) and their feet had to run to Australia, well part of the way anyway. I did see that she had a sick family member who died and we know strange illnesses are also apart of the curses. But as I kept watching their weekly episodes, I began to see more of the curses. One episode, she was upset because some Arabs left evil comments in Arabic in the comments section about the darkness of her skin. Let me tell you, her skin is velvety gorgeous!! But anyway, I recently saw an episode of the vlog where she and her husband were out to dinner with friends. She was the only “black” at the table. The waiter immediately asked her if she wants chicken. She told him politely that she will have steak. After the waiter left with their orders, she explained that she knew the waiter was mocking her in a slick way. He assumed we only eat chicken (and watermelon) not that there is anything wrong with that but being mocked is apart of the curses. Read Deuteronomy 28:15-68 and Leviticus 26:14-46. I am unsure if she knows that she is an Israylite but it seems like she does not keep the law just from my observations.
*I have heard that some people believe that Aboriginals are Israylites too but I am not certain of this at this time. Just as Native Americans are believed by some to be Israylites but are not. Both groups have high alcoholism and going to jail in their cultures but this may be due to colonialism and their own will. They may both be the children of Ham or maybe the children of Abraham since Abraham became the father of many nations but I am unsure if they are from Yahqob (Jacob). If I need to make any corrections, I will be back.
02-14-2016: I was just stalking one of my favorite people on Instagram. She lives in London but her family is from Kumasi Ghana. She took a similar picture of the above sign and placed it on Instagram but I was not able to copy the picture. But I found the above picture on Google Image (I don’t know who the man is). Her picture was much better than this one. Her picture even has the lion in it that sits at the bottom of the sign. This is the museum sign of the Asante/Ashanti kingdom in Kumasi Ghana. She said she learned a lot of history there of her people.
This was the only picture that I could find of this sign on Google Image and you can see why!! Look at the two Hebrews blowing the shofars! This sign reminds me of Numbers 10:2-3 where Yah said there should be two shofars (or two silver trumpets) blown by the priests to gather the assembly. (But its okay to have only one shofar blower according to v. 4 if the leaders of the tribes help gather the assembly). Seeing this sign was bittersweet, happy to see the sign but upset that I could not get a better picture…
The side (facade) of the Ashante-Akim District Cultural Gallery in Kumasi Ghana.
Ashanti goldsmiths are supreme masters of the lost wax casting technique. The Ashanti used gold dust as currency, until as recently as 100 years ago. Ghana/Togo is called the ‘gold coast’ of Africa.
(The ring on his hand looks like a scroll to me with a dove-like bird on top). The goldsmiths are experts in the ancient techniques of cold working gold. This technique shapes gold by hammering, bending, cutting, punching, and incising. This creates a raised form of decoration known as repousse.
Objects of note include swords with handles of gold formed from two globes joined by a cylinder of gold. These state swords would be used ceremonially when chiefs swore allegiance to the Ashanti. The Levites carried swords, Exodus 32:27:28. When Yoseph was given rulership in Egypt, during the ceremony, five thousand men with drawn glittering swords marched, the book of Yasher 49:26.
A special form of Ashanti casting involved gently casting a small object in clay to create a mold from it. This delicate process known as the lost beetle casting technique and produced molds of flowers, beetles and fruits.
Doesn’t all the Ashanti gold above look similar to this gold medallion (with menorrah shofar and scroll engraved) found recently in Yahrushalom (Jerusalem)?
02-29-2016: Someone asked the question what does Kunta Kinte mean in Hebrew? I do not know what Kunta means but I began to think about Kinte. Notice that, this Kinte comes from Gambiyah and “Kente”, from Kente cloth comes from Ghana. You understand that both words are Hebrew. The word Kente comes from the word kenten which means basket in the Ashanti language. This same fabric is called nwentoma meaning woven basket by the Akan people of the Ivory Coast and Togo.
It’s said that two farmers named Krugu Amoayah and Watah Kraban from the village of Bonwire (Ghana) came across a spider, Ananse, spinning a web. The farmers were amazed by the web’s beauty and tried to recreate the web. They used black and white fibers from the Raffia tree. They presented their cloth to the Ashanti Asantehene or king, Nana Osei Tutu, who reigned from 1701 to 1717.
Although the first Kente cloth was made from Raffia fibers, Kente cloth, which was associated with Ashanti royalty was made of silk during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The silk was imported from Asia to the middle east to West Africa. I assume the colors were added later (for the embroidery cloth,not the silk).
I was looking at a site where many African textiles are shown but I noticed that Kente cloth is always the brightest, most colorful fabric. It made me think about Yoseph’s colorful coat/robe/cloak. I’m not saying that Yoseph’s coat was made from Kente cloth but I’m saying they could have been similar. We just read that two farmers came up with the idea of Kente cloth but who knows…Yah may have given the Hebrews back this technique through the two farmers. We all understand that when the Children of Ysrayl are in a sinful state, Yah takes away knowledge and when we are being faithful to Him, He gives us back our history. Notice that only Ashanti royalty were allowed to wear Kente cloth at first. Likewise, only Yoseph was given a colorful coat, a symbol of leadership given to him by Yahqob his father. Yah told Yoseph that he was going to be a leader over his brothers in Genesis 37:10-11 and they would bow to him. Isaiah said in 6:1, that Yah wears a long trailing robe.
Another thing that I read about Ashanti Kente cloth is that each color had a different meaning. So we can assume that Yoseph’s coat had symbolism in the colors. In the bible, the curtain’s in Yah’s temple had certain colors. The color blue, law for example is very important in the bible.Yah does nothing in vain. In Yahezqyl chapter 16:13, Yah said He put silk and embroidery cloth on the children of Ysrayl and notice the royal Ashanti Kente cloth was made from silk and/or embroidery cloth. Selah (meaning pause and think about that).
03-02-2016: Anansi is an ‘African’ folktale character. He often takes the shape of a spider. He is also known as Ananse, Kwaku-Ananse and Anancy. In the southern United States, it is called Aunt Nancy. Aunt Nancy the spider stories are told by the Geechie-Gullah people of South Carolina/Georgia. The Anansi tales originated from the Ashanti people. The word Ananse is Akan and means “spider”. They later spread to other Akan groups and then to the West Indies, Suriname, Sierra Leone (where they were introduced by Jamaican Maroons) and the Netherlands Antilles. On Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire, it is known as Nanzi.
The word Anansesem or “spider tales” is used in the Ashanti oral culture. Elsewhere, they have other names. For example, Ananse-Tori in Suriname, Anansi in Guyana and Kuent’i-Nanzi in Curacao. So you see just like red rice/spanish rice/jollof and okra soup/gumbo followed the Israylites during slavery…these stories also followed us. The stories were proverbs told orally by a person of the village(s) called a Griot. A Griot was a traveling poet, singer, musician, storyteller, who maintained our oral history in West Africa. King David made some of the families within the Levites, singers and musicians. Also, some Levites were prophets, Moses and Ezra, for example.
Now, I have read that the spider was communicating with a sky-god called Nyame but I think someone has changed this part of the story…on purpose. I do believe that this spider communicated with Yah and the Griot spoke to us the proverbs of Yah with the spider being the main character. The Griot was a prophet of Yah telling parables. We know from stories in the bible that Balaam’s donkey obeyed Yah. The raven that fed Yliyah bread and meat obeyed Yah also. In the book of Proverbs of the bible, ants were written as being wise. The promised land is described as milk and honey and Yah uses bees for His purpose in the land even as biological warfare against the Canaanites. The animals obey Yah…
Do you see the repeating pattern? Job and Isaiah both talked about not becoming ensnared in the spider’s web. Animals were used in teaching. See Job 8:14 and Isaiah 59:5.
03-03-2016: A drawing of an Ashanti priest with a breast plate around his neck.
A closer view of the priest from the above drawing. Notice the turban on his head (Exodus 28:4,37,39). The Levites wore a breastplate around their necks that contained twelve stones that represented the twelve tribes. Read Exodus 28:15-30. Whenever they wanted to inquire or ask the Most High Yah a question about which tribe, the stone for the tribe lit up. From there, they would find out which family in the tribe (it probably lit up when it came upon the guilty family), then which individual(s) within that family (it probably lit up again). You can read about this in Yahoshua (Joshua) son of Nun chapter 7,when Achan stole. He was found to be from the tribe of Yahudah (Judah) and family of Zarhites (Zerah). Yahoshua (Joshua) used the breastplate/Urim/Thummim to inquire of Yah. It also could have been used been used in other ways.
03-04-2016: The Ashanti Golden Stool (or Sika ‘Dwa) pictured above laying on its side, is the royal throne of the Ashanti people. There are very few pictures of this golden stool. Did y’all know the Golden Stool is thought to come from heaven? According to Ashanti oral history, Okomfo Anokye, High Priest and one of the two chief founders of the Asante Confederacy caused the stool to descend from the sky and to land on the lap of the first Asante king, Osei Tutu. The Ashanti say the Golden Stool represents leadership, power, authority and succession.
Many wars have broken out over the ownership of the royal throne. In 1896, Asantehene (king) Prempeh I was deported rather than risk losing both war and the throne. In 1900, Sir Frederick Hodgson (a Gentile), the Governor of the Gold Coast, demanded to be allowed to sit on the Golden Stool and ordered that a search for it be conducted. This provoked an armed rebellion known as The War of the Golden Stool or The Yaa Asantewaa War or The Ashanti Uprising, which resulted in the annexation of Ashanti to the British Empire but preserved the sanctity of the Golden Stool. Today, the stool resides in the Manhyia Palace Museum in Kumasi Ghana. However, only the king, queen and trusted advisors know its true hiding place.
Another picture of the same Golden Stool in the above picture. The Golden Stool is a curved seat 46 cm high with a platform 61 cm wide and 30 cm deep. It’s entire surface is inlaid with gold and hung with bells to warn the king of impending danger. Does this sound familiar? It should. The High Priest of Yah’s temple wore bells on his robe. Exodus 28:33-35, no man could sneak in Yah’s temple and live! The High Priest’s bells rung upon entering the temple.
A replica of the Golden Stool is used during ceremonies today. The true Golden Stool seat is rarely seen by the public. Each (replica) stool is made from a single block of wood of Alstonia boonei and carved with a crescent-shaped seat, flat base and complex support structure. The general shape of Asante stools has been copied by other cultures and sold worldwide.
The Golden Footstool reminds me of Yah’s Footstool. You can read about Yah’s Footstool in the following scriptures: 1 Chronicles 28:2, 2 Chronicles 9:18, Psalm 99:5, Psalm 132:7, Lamentations 2:1, Isaiah 66:1, Matthithyah 5:35 and Acts 7:49. Yahoshua Ben Yah has a Footstool, Psalm 8:6, Psalm 110:1, Mark 12:36,Luke 20:43, Acts 2:34-35, 1 Corinthians 15:25, Ephesians 1:22, Hebrews 1:13 and Hebrews 2:8.
Did you notice the caption in the picture above? It said the Golden Stool came down on a Friday (maybe evening)?
The Ashanti Golden Stool flag.
Ashanti walking sticks pictured above. The Most High carried a walking stick. The people of the book carried walking sticks.
03-24-2016: Read the book of Yasher 77:38-51. There is a walking stick that belongs to Yah. According to the book of Yasher, Yah would speak everything into creation and point this staff. Yah of Hosts is written on His sapphire walking stick. There’s something about the color blue. Scripture says that the foundation of heaven, under Yah’s feet is blue. Yah uses the color blue to represent His laws and now here is His walking stick…sapphire blue.
Adam carried the walking stick of Yah. The walking stick of Yah was carried by all the chosen ones down to Jacob. Jacob gave Yah’s walking stick to Yoseph. When Yoseph died, Yah’s walking stick is put in the garden of Reuyl (friend of Yah) where Moses pulls it from the ground. He is the only one who can (something like King Arthur pulling the sword from the rock, I heard some Israylites teach. This is where they got that story). The bible confirms that Moses and Yahqob carried Yah’s walking stick, read Genesis 32:10 where Yahqob crossed the Jordan River with a walking stick. Moses carries a walking stick in Exodus 4:2 and Exodus 4:20. Yah’s walking stick is a symbol of His authority. Moses like Yah spoke and pointed this walking stick when the children of Ysrayl were in battle, in the bible and the COY won those battles. Did y’all know that witches and warlocks carry wands and make spells with their mouths, mocking how Yah uses His walking stick and His words to create.
Also, each head of the tribes carried a walking stick, as a symbol of authority. Aharon’s walking stick (made from the almond tree) blossomed and produced almonds as a sign that Yah had chosen him of the Levites to be the head.
However, according to Genesis 49, Yahqob gives Yahudah the staff of rulership before he died, the same staff that would be given to Yahoshua (or Shiloh meaning peaceful one). When I read about Tamar and Yahudah, Yahudah already had a walking stick in Genesis 38. Did Yahudah have two walking sticks? I read in Psalm 23 that David had Yah’s walking stick and that it comforted him. In Psalm 45:6-7, David compares Yah’s walking stick to rulership and Shaul repeats this in Hebrews 1:8-9. Did the walking stick of Yah go to Yoseph then Moses as the book of Yasher states? Or did Yah’s walking stick go to Yahudah as the bible states? Does Yahoshua have the walking stick of Yah right now in heaven? In Psalm 110:2, David said that Yah’s rod is the strength of Zion (Yahrushalom, Yahudah) and it rules in the midst of our enemies. When scripture describes Yahoshua ruling over us with an iron rod, is that metaphorically speaking about His tough rule?
They love that red rice/jollof/spanish rice in Ghana too! They eat theirs with beef mixed in, as shown in the picture above or as beef kabob or with chicken and plantains on the side. Geechie-Gullah women serve it with fish (whiting, spot-tail bass, brim…local S. Carolina fish) or chicken usually, with sweet peas on the side.
Funny meme about red rice. 🙂
03-08-2016: This is a picture of Cape Coast Castle. It was built in 1653 by the Swedish Africa Company under Hendrik Carloff for the king of Sweden. It was seized by the Danish in 1663. One year later, the British took control of it. This slave port is near Accra Ghana.
This is a picture of Elmina Castle. It was later called Sao Jorge Mina Castle (or St. George Castle). It was built by the Portuguese in 1482. The word la mina means the mine in Portuguese…as in the gold mine, this is the gold coast of Africa rich with Ashanti gold. This slave port was captured by the Dutch in 1637 and by the British in the 1800s. This slave port is near Accra Ghana. Elmina is the oldest European slave port on the West coast of Africa.
This is a picture of Christiansborg Castle. It is also called Osu Castle. This castle is located in Osu-Accra Ghana. It was built by a Denmark-Norway collaboration in the 1660s. Portugal and then Britain took control of this slave port. Europe became rich from Ashanti gold.
03-09-2016: Isaiah 60:9, the Most High says that our silver and gold will be returned to us by the ships of Tarshish (Spain/Portugal). Also read Ezekiel (Yahezqyl) 27:24-25, the ships of Tarshish were carriers of your merchandise…purple clothes, multicolored embroidered garments which you use to sell in your marketplaces. The nations will serve the Israylites.
03-21-2016: I saw recently another British slave port on a show about Ghana: Jamestown in Accra Ghana, a local Ghanaian man said was a place where slaves were taken from. It was originally called Fort James, built in 1673. I also read about another British slave port called Usshertown on the Gulf of Guinea coast but originally called Fort Ussher.
03-23-2016: The city of Lakoja in Nigeria looks interesting to me. It is pronounced La-ko-Yah. This was a trade city set up by the British. It is situated between the Yoruba and Igbo.
05-27-2017: I received an email from a reader named ZukuMarley who was born in NYAHza in LuhYah (KenYah). However the reader said that they called the Most High by a different name which is not surprising. Isn’t it interesting how the earth remembered Yah but man did not remember. Thank you for reading this blog.
Let’s go to Matthew chapter 19. So the elders look at us younger men as sons. So this is how we compose the family of Yah. We have the Imas which means mothers. We have the elders, the fathers. The ahks and the ahkotees, the daughters and the sons that comprises who do the will of the Father Yah, that’s your family.
So I want you to understand this real quick. Before we go to Matthew chapter 19. We will come back to this Scripture. But we need to understand this, we are looking at the 24 elders here, twenty-four men. Elders are looked at as fathers. Now, these 24 elders, brothers and sisters are the 24 men that consist of Ysrayl. That’s who these elders are. And Yah has a special place of rulership in the kingdom for them. If Yah is going to give Kind Dawid who is a descendant of these men a place as a king in the kingdom, shouldn’t they have a greater place? Because the father is greater in authority then the son. So these 24 elders are the 24 fathers that make up the children of Ysrayl that comprise our nation.
Yahoshua said that the emissaries would judge. That’s what we are going to read…let’s go there right now. I said we were going to come back well now we are back already. Matthew 19, because Yahoshua said the brothers are going to rule over the 12 tribes of Ysrayl. So if the 12 apostles or emissaries who are descended from these 24 men that make up the nation of Ysrayl…the 24 ‘forefathers’ if you will (or so to speak). I they are going to have a spot to rule in the kingdom, shouldn’t our fathers who came before us have a spot there?
Matthew chapter 19, we are going to read this and give you all 24 names of these elders.
Matthew 19:28 So these brothers are going to have 12 thrones but we see the elders have 24 because there are 24 of them. Twelve times two is twenty-four. Right? We are staying on that number of 24. So these 24 elders that comprise the 24 fathers that made up our nation that brought us to this earth on a physical plane, the first one being Adam. Elder Adam. Then the next one being Abel, his son. And then his other son, Seth. Then his other son Enosh. Then Qenan or Cainan, not Cain we are not talking about Cain. Then Mahalalel. Then Jared. Then Enoch. Then Methuselah. Then Lamech, Noah, Shem, Arphaxed, Kennan, Shelah, Eber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, Terah, Abraham, Issac, Yahqob (*see 1 Chronicles 1:1-28).
Those 24 men made up or consisted of our lineage as the 12 tribes of Ysrayl. so if we look at this why shouldn’t Jacob be a ruler in the kingdom? Because he is going to be in the kingdom. Yahoshua states that. Why shouldn’t Abraham and Isaac be a ruler in the kingdom? They are going to be in the kingdom. Yahoshua states that. The prophets are going to be in the kingdom and the prophets descend from these men. So however Yah chooses to judge them and righteousness that He has given them and called them by. These men, these are elders. Each and every one of them is an elder. They are older than all of us. These are the men that compose our nation, the chosen seed. When Adam sinned and then man brought back into the earth…I’m sorry, the redemption of man was brought back to the earth through the seed of Abraham. Abraham came from Terah. Nahor, Serug…you can go all the back up…Eber, Shem all the way back up.
‘But, but Adam sinned’ (you say). When you go through the genealogy of Yahoshua, when it tells you in Luke 3:23-38, it goes all the way back and calls Adam the son of Yah. Yahoshua said He is a Son of Adam. That’s what He calles Himself, a Son of Adam (Son of man). Adam gave birth to the Messiyah. Through the seed of Adam, satan has been defeated. Ain’t that powerful? Through the seed of Adam, it was satan that deceived HawahYah (Eve). Who in turn got here husband to eat of the fruit that Yah said not to. So satan murdered them. But it’s through their seed, through their descendants that satan will be killed. Right? Vengeance belongs to Yah. Perfect vengeance belongs to Yah. Because satan said it was Adam that caused his fall because he refused to bow down to Adam in the Book of the lif of Adam and Eve.
But it’s going to be Adam’s descendant that get revenge for what satan did in the garden because Yahoshua has ousted satan from his seat and Yahoshua will judge him at the end of time. So the 24 elders that will be there sitting on 24 thrones with white robes, these are our fathers. If there was no them, their would be no us. All 24 of them. Abel was in that righteous lineage too. Adam sinned, Hawah sinned and Cain sinned. We don’t hear about a sin of Abel, do we? Out of all the people who were on the earth at that time, everybody was sinning. All three were sinning except we don’t hear nothing about Abel sinning. And he was the one that got murdered. So do you think he’s not going to get a throne of righteousness?
The father is in higher authority than the son. Right? These are our fathers. So if their sons are going to be in the kingdom ruling including you, including us, everybody who makes the kingdom. And we are descendants of these men. Shouldn’t they be there too? So you have to see how Yah will place a righteous judge or judgment upon them. That’s what you have to look at. Like I said, Adam sinned. Yet you have to look at how Yah judged it. Because through the seed of Adam came the Messiyah. So when you break down that lineage, that’s why it’s good to understand the lineage. That’s where you will see where the children of Ysrayl come from.
Twelve tribes of Ysrayl, twelve emissaries and then you have twenty-four thrones. Because remember Yahcanan (John) was one of the twelve. But when Yahcanan saw these 24 elders, he didn’t recognize them. He just called them 24 elders. He recognized them as old men, who had authority because they had crowns on their heads. He saw the whiteness that they had on and that they were sitting on thrones. So that’s what he recognized. He had never seen father Abraham. He had never seen Adam. He had never seen Seth. He had never seen any of these men. There were no pictures hanging on his wall of Adam. But he did know Kepha. He did know Mattithyah. He did describe the 24 as being part of them because some people say that the 24 elders are the apostles and some other people (with them)… (they say) apostles + angels=24 elders. But he did not recognize them.
Just like the brothers when they were in the spirit, they recognized Moses and Eliyah because they were in the spirit and they were being shown the vision of the kingdom. But Yahcanan didn’t recognize them. He just knew them as the elders. That’s all he needed to know was that these were the 24 elders.
Let’s go back. Like I said, the 12 emissaries are going to be ruling over the 12 tribes of Ysrayl. King David will be ruling as a king, he will have his white garment and his crown. Let’s go to Yahzeqyl 37 and let’s read that real quick. I want you to understand that solid, with confirmation. Because these ae all the sons. We are all the sons, those are the fathers there. And how is the son going to get into the kingdom and the father doesn’t? Right? So is the son going to get that authority? And it’s the fathers that brought forth the sons meaning that from Adam on down, there was a lineage of righteousness that came down, that reached all the way down to Abraham. And Abraham passed it on down to Isaac and Isaac passed it to Jacob and Jacob passed it to his 12 sons.
Even though we can see that some of those men had sinned in their lives. But that lineage of Yah’s truth and law reached all the way from Adam all the way down to Jacob. So that line was right there and these men were still teaching the ways of Yah. Unlike the sons of Ham and the sons of Japheth that went wild. They were the ones at the Tower of Babel. You do not read about the sons of Shem being there. You read about Japheth and Ham (at the tower).
Yahzeqyl 37:22-25 This is called the valley of dry bones, chapter 37. Because this is what it’s all about this whole prophesy about the dry bones in the valley. this is the resurrection of the children of Ysrayl coming back to the people whom we are supposed to be. And so what we are looking at right now is how Yah resurrects the nation and Yah brings us back into the land and all that. Look what’s going to happen.
v. 22-24 So David is going to be king and Yahoshua is going to be King over all. That’s why it says we will have one King. David is going to be one of the kings there. That one shepherd is Yahoshua. v. 25 So David is going to be a prince. You know he’s going to be a king. But Yahoshua is the greatest king. Everybody under Yahoshua is like a prince. Yet you will still have that crown, that rulership. David is going to be there in the kingdom with rulership. So shouldn’t the fathers who David came through likewise? You see Yah will count it as righteousness that they gave birth to prophets. Through this lineage right here, we get prophets. Through this lineage right here, we get the Messiyah. Through this lineage right here, we get the truth of Yah back into the earth. So don’t those men deserve a great reward? Oh yeah, you better believe it. HalleluYah, HalleluYah, HalleluYah.
Let’s go to the Book of John chapter 14. Don’t worry, you will have that on the screen, the names of the 24 in the lineage of the children of Ysrayl. You will have that on the screen so I hope by now that you are not bugging me to put it up on the screen a thousand times. I hope you haven’t done that because sometimes that really irritates me. It’s like man we have put this information on the screen and you are still asking for it. You must have been sleep or getting a snack when we put it up on the screen (laughs). We have so many other things going on when these lessons are going on that we have to focus on. Okay, I put it up here one time, then two times, then three times in a row and then the next text says: ‘Obadiyah can you tell me what the name of those 24 guys were again’? And you just got it up there 3 times in a row. (laughs) I tell you Hebrews, boy there’s nothing like us, you know. NOTHING like us. Can’t live with us. And try to think of a way to live without us (laughs). We are something special. HalleluYah. This is why we are chosen. Because we are special.
So I hope by now you have written that down and put it in your notes and all that good stuff…you know how to do it.
Yahcanan 14:28 So when we look at the order, Yahoshua said My Father is greater than I and Yahoshua is called the Son of Yah. So Yahoshua being the Son, the Father is greater than Him. That’s the authority, the fathers are greater than the sons.
So that’s how we even look at this, the fathers are greater than sons so the sons get a righteous reward and we came through this lineage here that because of them staying on the track of Yah the righteousness reached down to us even to this day. So something in this lineage was done right to keep that truth alive. As Jesse likes to say ‘keep hope alive’.
Let’s go back to Revelation chapter 4. We will read to the end of the chapter.
Revelation 4:5-11, v. 5 This had to be something to behold man! Lightening and thunder, remember when Yah showed up on Mount Sinai, the same thing happened. Thunder, lightening, shofars and voices and all this was there and it TERRIFIED the children of Ysrayl. We said ‘Moses, we can not stand that sight. We will speak to you and you go speak to Yah’. WHEW! I’m telling you.
v. 6 I want to show you something here. These things were covered with eyes in front and in back. We have never laid our eyes on anything like that other than a HORROR movie. Why do you think they put those creatures in horror movies? If you ever saw one and if Yah sent you one and you seen it looking like this, you would think it was a demon.
v. 7 Now he said that these are ‘like’. He didn’t say that they were. He didn’t say it was a lion. He said it was like a lion. The lion was the only creature, when he saw this that he could compare it to. He said it wat like a man. Things that are built like a man, we call that humanoid. So it’s fashioned like a human not necessarily saying it was a human. But it’s humanoid. Right?
v. 8-9 So these living creatures are praising Yah. So how could they be evil? Right? But if you were to see their eyes all over their faces, like a lion, like a man, like an eagle, like a calf you know you would probably get up and you know…running or faint or something. Right? I understand. Hey, we never seen anything like this.
v. 10-11 Look at that. HalleluYah. The elders are bowing down to Yah. They put their crowns down at His throne. And they said that You are the reason that everything lives.
So that’s the end of the Revelation series part 2. This is very powerful and now we are just starting to see the visions start to happen. We saw what Yah’s throne room is going to look like and how it’s set up and everything. That’s powerful family. Powerful. and how these 4 living creatures praise Yah. These 4 malakim praise Yah. The brother seen it but he had nothing to compare it to so these are things that he said…like a man, like a lion, like an eagle, like a calf. They had 6 wings and eyes all around them. That’s powerful. That’s a powerful scene. Something powerful to behold. HalleluYah, HalleluYah, HalleluYah.
So here we are in part 2 and we are coming to the 2 hour mark and like I said, I want to keep all of these Revelation series under 2 hours. You see how we go verse by verse and we go to supporting Scripture. That’s how it’s going to be for the entire series. We are going to have some secular information to show to back up just what these Scriptures are speaking of. And then we will have more Scriptural information to show to give you a better understanding.
But family, what we need to be doing now, the message that is given to the assemblies has to be enduring so we can make our robes white. We don’t want filthy garments before the face of Yah. That means by starting with treating one another right. Doing right. And staying away from wrong. That’s what we have to focus on. That’s where our mind-sets need to be. We don’t want the malakim to come and state before our face…’this is what I have against you’. Because you are doing this and that and you are not doing this right here. I know you have some good going on but I don’t like this bad right here. Do you see?
So that’s what we ought to be doing. Yahoshua is speaking to us down to this time, family. He came to unite the 12 tribes of Ysrayl. Not just Judah or this, that. He came to unite all of us. Yah said you are going to be one (stick) in My hand. HalleluYah.
So I pray that this lesson has been a blessing to you. I pray that you have gotten understanding. It’s important that you take notes and go back to read them because now we are about to get really heavy.
So I’m going to leave you in peace Ysrayl as I came to you in peace Ysrayl with the ancient Hebrew word of peace, shalom.
Revelation 3:12-19, v. 12 Once again look at this. What is He going to do for those who overcome? I will make him a pillar in the temple of Yah and he shall go out no more. Now look at that. He said that His name is going to be renewed. He did not say a brand new name but a name that is going to be renewed. Because truly He is Yah’s salvation but you will see how He’s going to be the salvation of Yah, the saving power of Yah.
v. 13 This is what He’s talking about, to you assemblies Ysrayl. He’s speaking to us down through the ages. these things exist in our assemblies right now. The good and the bad. He told them long ago that they had to repent of these things. We have to do the same.
v. 14 Once again, He’s identifying Himself ‘the faithful, true Witness’ ‘the beginning of the Creation of Yah’. This is Yahoshua so once again Yahoshua is the beginning of creation. What creation? Was He Adam? Was He before Adam? No, He is the beginning of the new creation that Yah is creating on the earth. There won’t be anymore flesh and blood. Everything is going to be transformed into this new spirit and it will last forever in the kingdom or last forever in the lake of fire. This is the new creation and Yahoshua the first one out of all man. All the men who have ever came through the womb of a woman and lived as a flesh and blood man of this earth, He’s the first one. He’s the new creation of Yah. Everything is going to be new. The new Yahrushalom (Jerusalem), a new heaven, a new earth, everything because satan has defiled all of this.
v. 15 uh-oh! Once again HE knows your works that you are neither cold nor hot. You are somewhere in between. So in-between doesn’t even exist! So you are out in la-la land. ‘I wish you were cold or hot’. He is saying wait a minute. I wish that yo were either for Yah or against Him. That’s what it means to be cold. Hot means hey…HALLELUYAH. Right? We are fully there. But cold, oh man, you are over there, you are an Egyptologist. You are a Christian. You are a Muslim. You are all that over there.
v. 16 ‘Because you are lukewarm’ somewhere in the middle. ‘I’m going to vomit you out of My mouth’. WHEW! He said listen, I want you to be either or because you are existing in something that doesn’t even exist. There’s no middle ground. You are either for Yah or you are not. But you think there is a middle ground because you got a little Egyptology here and you got a little Hebrewisms there. And you are just making up stuff now.
v. 17 Hey, you say I have the money. I have knowledge. I have it all right? (finishes reading the verse). So you are saying that you have all this and that. You are rich. Yahoshua said no you are not. Because you are neither hot nor cold. You have nothing. You are naked. You are miserable, poor and blind.
v. 18 Put the blessed oil on your eyes so you can see. Put on the white garments so you can be dressed. Buy gold from Him which is everlasting gold which is refined by the fire. But you are saying I’m already there. I already got all this. I already got all that. He said you don’t have nothing. That’s so true especially when we look at our people stuck in Christianity. They think they have everlasting…they say they are saved already! And they are naked. They have nothing. They have no protection from Yah. Because they threw it all away. My, my, my. He said you have nothing, so…
v. 19 Do you see that? ‘As many as I love’. Look at that? As many as I love, I reprove and discipline. This is why He is talking to these assemblies here. Even us, when we go through certain things in our lives just like we read about Balaam last week. Balaam tried to go curse the children of Ysrayl and because the donkey saw the malakim with his sword drawn, the donkey went here and there. Yah is in the way telling you to go the other way. Yah’s in the way telling yo not to do that particular thing. And you are not listening. So you have to be disciplined. You have to get your butt whipped. You have to go on punishment.
Let’s go to Deuteronomy chapter 8. He said those who I love, I discipline. And many of us get mad at Yah when He disciplines us even though we have done great wrong. We go out and do all this wrong to the face of our family, to the face of our brothers and sisters and all that. We go out and become thieves and this stuff. So Yah has to discipline us. If He’s not pleased with what you are doing, He’s going to discipline you.
Deuteronomy 8:5 Just like we give our sons whippings and punishments for correction, Yah does that same thing to us. He wants us to understand that His relationship with us is like a father and a son. And He flips it over and lets us know that His covenant with us is like a husband and a wife. So this is why sometimes Yah calls us the children and He’s the Father. But sometimes He says I’m married to you. He’s giving you too variations of His relationship with you. It’s like a man and son and it’s like a husband and a wife. That’s the authority and discipline that He has over you.
So let’s go to Proverbs chapter 3. I know sometimes well, I know all the time, the discipline of Yah can be rough on us. Right? But if we want that love to stay with us family, we have to correct that which Yah finds wrong with us. And when He finds wrong. Know that it is wrong. See your ahk or your ahkotee can find wrong according to the world of according to the ways of man. But when Yah finds wrong, He finds wrong according to the spirit. He finds it according to the heart. So all this stuff that is going on here in Babylon, all this violence and these people don’t see what is happening. All these so-called natural disasters, Yah is going to come in and discipline these people. They need to be disciplined for all the wrong that they have done. If Yah is going to discipline his children, He’s going to discipline even those that influence His children and mistreat His children. They have it coming too. When we come to Yah, we have to be cleaned up. Because we come to Him filthy. And that filthiness is the sins and ways of the world.
Proverbs 3:11-12 Do you see that? This is the same thing we just read in Deuteronomy 8:5. This is the same thing we were reading in Revelation 3:19. This is why Yah disciplines His children. This is why He brought us under the curses because He loves us.
Let’s go to 1 Corinthians 11:32. This is why the discipline of Yah is upon His people. And upon those who are coming back to Him in truth and in righteousness. So this is what Yahoshua is explaining. I discipline those that I love.
1 Corinthians 11:32 When we are judged, we are disciplined by the Master. Do you see that?
Let’s go to Hebrews chapter 12. That discipline that Yah brings on us, don’t say ‘oh man, this is always happening to me, Yah must hate me’. NO, He does not hate you. You didn’t think that when pops use to give you those old school southern whippings. Right? Mom used to give you those old school Mississippi whippings. Right? She took a tree branch extension cord, phone cord whatever. (Her) hand, whatever was nearest to her right? We didn’t think mom hated us right? All of her actions showed that she loves us. She took care of us. The parents took care of us. Right? They provided for us. They gave us love and showed us love and discipline is only part of that love. I saw the kids who didn’t have discipline. And I saw the kids who have grown up into adults who didn’t have the discipline of a parent. We see the nations that don’t have the discipline of Yah. We see what they have grown into. Right? They have destroyed the entire planet. So Yah is trying to prevent us from joining in with them. He’s trying to keep us on the straight and narrow. He’s trying to raise up strong, righteous, powerful children.
Hebrews 12:5-15, v. 5-10 Read. v. 11 “No chastening seems to be joyful at the time’. Absolutely. Why ae you whipping me like this pops? Remember you couldn’t even talk. Right? After you got those old school whippings, you couldn’t even catch your breath. ‘Afterward, it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it’. Moms and pops whipped you and they told you not to do that thing anymore if you don’t want another one of those whippings and you didn’t do that thing anymore. Right? It trained us. HalleluYah.
v. 12-15 Do you see that? Don’t blame the instrument that Yah uses to punish you with. Don’t blame that. Because you have no blame(?) Blame yourself for doing the bad and doing the sin that caused Yah to come upon you. Because you are going to find yourself cursing Yah. You are going to find yourself hating Yah and you are going to find yourself defiled. Because you hate the discipline of Yah. Yahoshua said those who I love, I discipline. This is what He’s talking about here. Discipline those who are coming because when we are coming to Yah, we are coming to Him defiled. We are coming to Him with our defiled Christian minds. We are coming to Him with our defiled Muslim minds. And do you think Yah is going to let us just sit down and just you know, instead of saying Jesus say Yahoshua? And that’s it? Instead of saying Jehovah say Yah? And that’s it? And everything is all well and good now. Do you think that’s how that goes? Naw, it does not go like that. You have to do a clean up. You have to be clean before His face. All the way. Ain’t no half-steppin’. He is going to be there to guide you.
Let’s go back to Revelation chapter 3. Let’s close out the chapter. Do you see how beautiful this is? Yahoshua had to break down everything with the assemblies before we start getting into the heavier stuff. The heavier stuff is always good but we ‘can’t-not’ look at the lighter things. Man listen, y’all have some issues here that is not pleasing to the Father. You need to correct those things. You need to repent of those things. That’s what He is saying. So before we go into some prophesy here. Before we start to understand how the end of the world is really going to happen, we need to understand those faults that we have in ourselves. We need to understand the discipline of Yah. So when certain matters befall us and discipline befalls us, we know that it’s Yah just correcting us. He’s giving us a spanking because He loves us. You look through Scripture and every time David had a fall (out?), he got a spanking for it. Yah is merciful. He’s compassionate. Just like you are. I mean you don’t punish your child for every little thing they do. But you correct them. It may be as simple as talking to them. ‘Hey, you shouldn’t do that because this is why you shouldn’t do that’. ‘Hey make sure next time when you do that, you do it like this’. You don’t have to whip them for every little thing that they do. You don’t have to scream at them for every little thing that they do. You just have to talk to them sometimes and that’s it. Explain to them and that’s what Yah does to us. He talks to us to explain to us. This is what I need from you and this is how you are to do this thing. Like this or that.
Revelation 3:20-22, v. 20 So He said listen, I’m standing at the door knocking. Yah has been knocking on many of us for a long time. It took me 23 years to answer the door. It took many of you longer than that to answer that door but the knock was always there. And we heard His voice. But we chose not to hear His voice or listen to His voice. We heard His voice but we chose not to listen to His voice. Because satan’s voice to us sounds more pleasant. Satan’s voice sounded so familiar to us and that’s the voice that we trusted. But Yah and Yahoshua were always there, knocking. Knock, knock, knock, it’s Me. Knock, knock, knock, hey ahki open the door. Knock, knock, knock, ahkotee open the door. Knock, knock, knock, He came in and now He’s dining with us. He’s having dinner with us now. We found out that He’s not a bad guy at all. We found out that every thing good is He. And every thing else is of the devil.
v. 21 Look at that. He is going to give you rulership. That’s why He kept talking about the crowns on your head. He’s a ruler so you sit on His throne, you will be a ruler too. You are going to be kings and priests.
v. 22 If you have an ear, you just heard everything that He spoke to the assemblies. Everything. But if you don’t have an ear, you won’t hear what He just said to the assemblies. Nope, you are going to find some other route, some other way, some other thing. That’s why He had to make this thing known. I’m coming quickly. I’m going to fight against you. I have to correct y’all. I have to discipline y’all. I have to straighten y’all up. Y’all are the golden lampstands out there. I don’t care about these big Christian Churches that are bigger than 3 city blocks, that means nothing to Him. You are the lampstand, Ysrayl. You are the one who stands in the presence of Yah. Yah is the one who sends malakim to come give you the truth. Not to them.
So He has got to correct us of our faults so we can stay with Him. You don’t want to lose a brother or sister. Every time we lose a brother or sister here, it’s not a pleasant thing. Every time a brother or sister goes to another doctrine or another fellowship, it’s not pleasant. So if it’s not pleasant to us as men, it’s not pleasant to the Father. He does not want to lose us so He has to discipline us. Just like you don’t want your child to go astray, so you have to discipline them. Make sure that you are always disciplining them. Make sure that you are always there to explain. Give them understanding of the things that they have done wrong. Give them understanding of those things. That’s what Yah does with us.
Let’s go to Revelation chapter 4. HalleluYah. We are going to read verses 1-4.
Revelation 4:1-4, v. 1 So he saw or looked, he saw a door in the heaven and he said the sound was like a shofar! The voice was so powerful. ‘Come up here and I will show you things which must take place after this’. So after we got the message from the 7 assemblies, after we just got the message to the assemblies… straighten yourselves up because now this thing is about to go down. I need y’all strong now! Assemblies of Yah be strong! Because check this out.
v. 2 Do you see that? ‘I ame to be in the spirit’. Now he’s in the spirit. Meaning now he’s going to see these things in the visions. Visions are now about to be shown to him. (Finishes reading the verse). So he’s seeing a vision of Yah’s throne room. WHEW!
v. 3 Now look at this. Those jackals have taken a set-apart image as the rainbow and they are using it as an image of evil! They are using it for a practice that Yah says is an abomination to Him! Speaking of the homosexuals as using the rainbow as their national symbol. Yah said that this rainbow is a covenant between Me and you man, that I will never destroy the world with a flood again. So now we see that a rainbow is hanging over His throne. Humphf, they are going to pay for that. (*See Yahzeqyl 1:28).
v. 4 Let’s stop here! He seen 24 thrones and on the thrones he saw 24 elders sitting dressed in white robes. Now remember white robes are purity. If we cleanse ourselves of sin, we shall get these white robes. This is the vision of the kingdom! Yah’s throne room because remember Yah’s kingdom is coming to earth. Right? Yes indeed, we are going to go through the Revelation series and we will read that. Yah’s kingdom is coming to earth. So right here we are getting how His throne room is set up.
So He had 24 thrones and there are 24 elders dressed in white. So now they have their white robes. Now remember, this is a vision of what is to come. So when the kingdom comes and the kingdom is beautifully sitting on earth, we see Yah’s throne room and we see this is what is going to be there. So these 24 elders, they have their white…their sitting in white that means that they have overcome. They are righteous now. And they had crowns of gold so they are rulers. Remember Yahoshua said we are going to have white garments. We are going to have crowns too. That’s what Yahoshua said so these men have made the kingdom. That’s what we are seeing here. Now why did I call them men? Because it described them as elders. Or zahkim (elder) in Hebrew. Not one time is an angel called an elder. Elder is a title that is applied to men. And it means old or the aged. And even after the brothers set up ‘the way’ and the structure of that organization, the elders played a key role in the midst of the assemblies. Now just because you are the age of an elder doesn’t make you necessarily a ruling elder. You have to be an elder, an old one in the Word of Yah. You have got to understand the Word of Yah. Now we respect the elders for being elders, for being the age of an elder but that elder that Scripture talks about that gets double respect is the one that is a teaching or ruling elder. The one that has the understanding of Yah as an elder. So elder is a title that is applied to men.
Let’s go to 1 Peter chapter 5. We have to see who these 24 elders are and these 24 elders have white robes and they have crowns. So they are in the kingdom. They made the kingdom. Who are these 24 elders? Remember these are men. No flesh and blood can enter the kingdom. So this is after, this is when the kingdom is set up. So he’s getting a vision. Remember he’s in the spirit and he’s seeing all these things. So we are going to see who those 24 elders are. 1 Peter 5, so we have 24 elders sitting on thrones with crowns on their heads. GO ‘HEAD elders. Right? HalleluYah. Yahoshua said those who overcome that’s who He will give those white robes to. So we see that these elders have overcome and Yah holds them special to Him because they are sitting around His throne and they have 24 thrones. These are special men in Yah’s sight. See, you have to understand Yah family and how Yah will hold people special just for righteous acts that they do. Yah may hold many of our mothers…it all depends where we go in our lives. If we are those that make the kingdom or if we are on of those blessed to endure to the end. Yah may hold it a righteous act that our parents gave birth to us. Because once as individuals were placed into our mother’s womb, you know the process that gets us there. Right? Our mother could have made that decision to abort us or something. Satan could have tricked her to abort us. Satan could have tricked our fathers to abort us. Yet they bore us into the world. So Yah may hold it as a righteous act for that reason. Because you have brought My servant into the world. And many of our parents didn’t understand the Scriptures, the way that we do yet they gave us Scriptural understanding. They gave us fruits of the spirit and taught us all these things. So that’s another blessing because it opened you up to the Scriptures and then when you got to the truth of Yah, you were like wait a minute, I was raised not to eat pork. Many of us were raised to treat people kind and to treat people gentle and to treat them how you want to be treated. We were raised by parents like that. And so when we came into the truth of Yah, we were already made for this. Because this is already who we are. Todah (thank you) to our parents.
1 Peter 5, We are looking at these elders. Elder is a title of a man. This is Kepha speaking. He says:
1 Kepha 5:1 Look at that. So he’s not talking to angels here. Kepha was not an angel. Kepha was a man. And he said I’m an elder too. He said I’m talking to the fellow elders that are among you.
Let’s go to 1 Timothy 5, so we have 24 elders that are in Yah’s room with 24 thrones. So these are some special men. People want to say ‘well you know those are angels because you know this and that’. Remember we are looking at this and this is in the spirit. Every thing we see here, these things have not happened yet. You know when he talks about all the things that are going on in the Book of Revelation…you will see. 1 Timothy 5, see when we look at our elders we look at our elders as fathers. They are father figures to us. And that’s how we approach them and that’s how we treat them. And that’s how we respect them. So elders are father figures. So you will get a greater understanding of the 24 elders and we are going to see who they are in just a moment.
1 Timothy 5:1 Older man=elder. So we are to treat our elders as fathers. So the same respect that you give to your earthly father is the same respect that you give to your elder as a father.
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm. For love is as strong as death. Jealousy as cruel as the grave (Sheol). It’s flame are flames of fire. A most vehement flame. <— this flame in my NKJV says a flame of Yah in the footnotes. Song of Solomon 8:6
And I know this struggle, this walk that we walk…and sometimes satan comes upon you and your just like man, can I get a break. Can I get a rest, I can’t breathe. But you have got to overcome him as Yahoshua overcame him. We got to stay there and fight.
Let’s go to Romans chapter 9. Shaul said the same thing as he saw the condition of his people. Y’all know how that is. It just tears at your heart-strings when you see the condition of our people and how we refuse to come to Yah. How we just refuse to hear the voice of Yah. So Shaul saw the same thing and he’s going to pretty much say the same thing that Moses said. And we will once again see that, that’s not possible because that book is already written. And it’s sealed already because Yah saw all this before the world was even created. This is what Yah says. This is what the book says. This is Shaul here.
Romans 9:1-4, v. 1-2 Y’all know when you see the children of Ysrayl, when you see the condition of the world…but when you see the condition of your people it brings great sadness to you and continual grief in your heart. v. 3-4 For I myself wish that I were accursed from Messiyah for my brothers, my countrymen according tot he flesh who are Israylites…Right? So he’s saying man I wish for myself that I could be banished from Messiyah for the sake of my relatives, my family, my brothers. He said according to the flesh. He’s talking about the nation of Ysrayl, the fleshly nation of Ysrayl. He said if I could give my life for theirs as Yahoshua gave his life for our. Right? Yahoshua gave up His earthly life for ours. And so this is what Shaul is saying. Man if I could do that. But you can’t do it ahk because Yah sealed that book and Yah said that those who sin against Him, He’s going blot their name out.
Let’s go back to Revelation chapter 3. Let’s read verses 6-11. This is so powerful family. It really is man. It’s like you want to be there when the saints go marching in. You want to be in that number. And every choice and every decision that you are making now, you have already made it on the spiritual. Yah already knows what you will do. He called your steps from the beginning. He already knows what you are going to do because you already did it on the spiritual. But now you have to manifest it on the physical because you live on the physical.
So some people ask me, whenever I explain this to them from the foundation of the world, they ask me, they say well Obadiyah ‘well if we have already made this choice then I do something else’…you already made this choice, you are going to do what you made. The movie ‘The Matrix’ is my favorite movie. At the end of the movie Neo gets shot several times and then Neo resurrects. Every time I watch that movie and the ending of it, the same thing happened over and over again. Every time I watch it, you can not change it. It happens every time. So you can not change that because you have already made the decision. And Yah has already sealed your decision in the book. Yah’s already sealed it up and he’s made copies of this DVD. You can’t change it. The order of the DVD of ‘The Curses’ that we produced 3 years ago, you can’t change that. Everything we said in there is written in stone. You can’t change that now. It’s on the DVD. It’s in there. Right?
So that’s how it is with our choices that we made on the spiritual. It’s in there, now we just have to manifest it on here. Everything about the curses is there. And so if I want to see it, I have to put it into the DVD player and now it’s manifested right before my face. We talked about the 400 year prophesy in the DVD, the curses. I have to put the DVD in the player in order to see that part about the curses. I mean, the 400 years in a foreign land. Right? Do you understand what I’m saying family? Give me a ‘7’ on the screen if you understand. Give me a kayn…as if I can hear them saying kayn. (laughs)So this is what I’m saying is that these things are already done. If Yahoshua is talking about blotting your name out of the book (then) it’s not in the book right now because you made the choice not to be there.
Revelation 3:6-11, v. 6-7 See it always starts off…the malakim is writing this to their assemblies and Yahoshua always identifies Himself by an attribute. Right here He identifies Himself as He who is set-apart. He who is true. He who has the key of Dawid. He who opens and no one shuts says this. He’s identifying that this is Yahoshua speaking. Who else has all these attributes? Does Ben Ami? Does Yahweh Ben Yahweh? I think not. Does Jesus? I think not. v. 8 See He’s set in front of you an open door. Yu walk through that door to Yah and you walk into the door of the kingdom. There is going to be 12 gates, 12 doors in the kingdom with the 12 tribes of Ysrayl over them. And everybody is going to walk into the kingdom according to the tribe that they descend from. Even the Gentiles who have joined themselves to Ysrayl is going to have a tribe that Yah is going to give to them too. So those who have joined themselves unto the tribe of Judah, go in with the tribe of Judah. HalleluYah.
So He said I have set before you an open door and no one is able to shut it. The truth of Yah is an open door right here and no man can shut it. That man can deceive you to pretend that the door is closed but the door is always open because Yah’s hand is always reaching back to grab His people, to take hold of His people, to save His people. That’s why He sent you a Savior named Yah’s salvation. So no man is able to shut that door. It’s always open. Whether you want to walk through or not, that door is always opened. You may miss your opportunity but somebody standing behind you won’t miss theirs. And if you refuse to go through the door, they might not.
v. 8 ‘Yeah His name is Yah-how-i-shy’. ‘His name is blah, blah, blah’. His name is Jesus and you know Jesus Jr. and all this…crazy stuff! See, you have to stick with what you have been given. Yahoshua is saying this is their goo attribute, you have NOT denied My name. You have guarded My Word. I told y’all about the feast days. You are keeping that Word. Yah told you about this. You are guarding that Word. See this is why this is important. This is why you can’t go and listen to every Facebook prophet! Or every Facebook false prophet. You can’t go out listening to the Christian prophets. Because your just going to utterly confuse yourself and you’re not going to be able to guard the Word of Yah.
v. 9 The synagogue of satan, those false believers. Right? We read about them in Revelation 2:9 now we are reading about them in Revelation 3:9. So they have to come and admit that we are the people and they are not. We know that there are grand lies taking place, grand deception taking place on the earth right now with those who are pretending to be the children of Ysrayl. But the identifying mark, the ONLY identifying mark, they never speak about that. The curses. They never, ever talk about the curses in identifying the children of Ysrayl. Because if you talk about the curses and you try to apply it to the history of these people who are going around saying that they are Israelites. It-won’t-match-up. That only matches to one particular people who exists on this planet right now, the children of Ysrayl.
So He said I’m giving up those of the congregation of satan who say they are Israelites…you have Yahudeem or Jews right there (in text). Right? But Yahoshua came to gather the whole nation. This word Yahudeem comes from Yahudah. The tribe of Yahudah or the domain of Yahudah. But He’s not only dealing with Yahudah. He’s dealing with the children of Ysrayl, all 12 tribes. He came to unite us all. So those who are saying that they are Israelites and ARE NOT. They are imposters. They tried to fake who we are on the spiritual and the physical. And this is not new. It existed way back then. Even the children of Edom, when they came to the land after we were exiled by the Romans, they pretended to be us. This has always been a problem, everybody wants the esteem of being the chosen people of Yah but nobody wants to suffer the consequences for the disobedience and the stiff-necked(ness) that the chosen people are of Yah are. And the consequences that we bring down upon our own selves. NOBODY wants to deal with that. But as I go out of my door and I look to my left and I look to the right, I see nothing but Deuteronomy 28. I see nothing but Leviticus 26. Yet I go to your community and I see the blessings. I don’t see the curse. I see the blessings…in abundance. I see your people saying there is no Yah yet they have mighty, mighty, mighty riches in their possession. Because satan said if you turn your back on Yah and bow down to me, I’ll give you all the kingdoms of the world and all this esteem. Right? That’s why you are called the congregation of satan because Yah sees what you have done. And you are the children of the devil.
v. 10 What is our Messiyah speaking about here? What is the hour of trial? Let’s go to v. 11.
v. 11 ‘See I am coming quickly’. We will talk about this. ‘Don’t let no one take your crown’. Don’t let these deceivers and these servants of satan come and take your crown! Crowns are for kings remember we are going to rule as kings and priests. We are going to wear crowns in the kingdom. But He said ‘listen I also shall guard you from the hour of trial which shall come upon all the world to test those who dwell on the earth’.
Now we have to understand here. Walking this walk is always a trial for the children of Ysrayl. Right? Let’s go to 1 Peter 1. The book of Shimon Kepha. The ahk, emissary, the apostle. We are going to see what Yahoshua is talking about by this hour of trial because the children of Ysrayl are always going through a trial. So what is that hour of trial?
1 Kepha 1:3-7, v. 3 This ‘born-again’ (resurrection) means literally being born again through the spirit. but we will go into that in another lesson, another day. v. 4-6 Many trials. Right? He said that for a little while if need be you have been grieved by various trials. v. 7 So we are going through many trials right now. ‘Trials by fire to see the genuineness of your faith’.
Let’s go to James chapter 1. The book of Yahqob. Various trials, brother and sisters. Y’all know what that’s like man, you’re going through trials with your former church. Your going through trials with your friends, former friends. With spouses, mom, pop and relatives. Listen we know what that’s like. But Yahoshua speaks about an hour of trial. So let’s just get this foundation that we are going through trials right now.
Yahqob 1:12 Blessed is the man who does endure trial for when he has been approved he will receive the crown of life which the Master has promised to those who love Him.
He promised us a crown! Crowns are for kings. Kings rule with authority. He just said in Revelation 3:11, let them not knock your crown off. Hold on to your crown. Let’s go to 2 Timothy chapter 4. Let’s look at this. There are trials and if you endure those trials family, you are going to make it. He who endures until the end, the same shall be saved. It’s all about endurance. What does that mean Obadiyah? What do you mean endure? It means overcome every trial that the adversary is allowed to throw at you. Overcome it. If he’s trying to get you to steal again, don’t be a thief. He’s trying to get you to murder, don’t murder. Whatever he’s throwing, you must overcome it. If he’s trying to get you to bear false witness against your brother don’t do it. If he’s trying to get you to slander your sister, don’t do it. If he’s trying to get you to gossip against your Israylite family, don’t do it. Whatever it is, you must overcome that. Because Yah is watching to see if you are going to pass this of if you are going to fail it. To see where your heart really is. Because you say that you love Him. Right?
2 Timothy 4:8 That crown He talks about, man He’s going to give you a crown. Here you ae looked at as a nigger. Here you are looked at as a wild Gentile. Crazy black boy, crazy white girl. Right? Crazy Mexican. Right? Insane African because you believe this truth. Yet if you endure until the end. If you make it to the end of your life or if you make it to the end of this age, you shall be given a crown of righteousness to rule from the kingdom of Yah.
Let’s go to 1 Kepha chapter 2. This walk is well worth everything that we go through and we haven’t seen nothing yet. Not to scare you or anything. No, not at all. You haven’t seen just the amount that they are going to try to throw at you but at the same time this is when you will start to see the power of Yah activated right in your presence. All that stuff that we read about that HE did with our ancestors in what’s called the old testament oh you will see the power of Yah activated family. So that you can be given a little hope that hey my struggle is well worth this struggle. Because in the end, I get to see Yah. In the end, I get to live with Yah and that’s well worth it. Because right now satan is telling you that hey this is too much for you man. Why is He treating you like this? Yeah, I use to be His head servant and look what He did to me? I just had one little simple misunderstanding and you know He kicked me out. Satan is always coming with madness like that. But you know from us, we have to not pay attention to it because this is part of your trials too.
1 Kepha 2:20 For what credit is there in enduring a beating when you sin? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure this finds favor with Yah.
So don’t go out and say that you are being persecuted because you have gone out and stole a man’s money and he has beat you up. Right? Mom’s kicking you out of the house because you have stolen from her. No, no. But if they are beating you up because you say that Yahoshua is Messiyah and Jesus aint…that’s pleasing to Yah. You will find favor because you endure those things. But if you are getting beat up because you deserve it, because you are a liar and a thief. You go around lying and slandering people and all that stuff. Yeah they will beat you up for that don’t say that they are doing it because you are a servant of Yah. Naw that doesn’t have anything to do with it. You sinned against Him. Now you are finding out what the wages of sin are. That’s all that is.
But if you are suffering for the kingdom’s sake…so we see that we will go through pressures. We see that we will go through trials and tribulations so what is Yahoshua talking about in an hour of trials that shall come upon the whole world? I say blessed be Yah that He allowed us to do the man of sin lesson before we got here. Because you all are familiar with this Scripture. Let’s go to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2. This is where Yahoshua talks about the hour of trial. Check this out.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Every man, woman and child on this planet when this man reveals himself is going to have to chose him or chose Yah. Chose this abomination, this abominable creature or chose Yah. Everybody will have to do it. That’s why we read in Revelation 13 that he’s going to cause all small and great to receive a mark upon their hand or upon their forehead. We talked about that in the man of sin lessons about what that is. Right?
So you will have to choose whether you will be part of Yah’s world or satan’s society. Every man, woman and child will go through that. So when this man stands up and he starts his persecution, where do you stand, Israylite? Do you stand for Yah? Do you have enough love for Yah? Have you been taught how to prepare for this hour? Where do you stand? The Christian will not stand. The Muslim will not stand. The Jew, the Buddhist, the Krishna will not stand. But you the children of Ysrayl, Yahoshua said that this trial is coming upon the entire world!
Let’s read Revelation 3:10 again. So He said when this event happens, you run, you leave. He said I’m guarding you because you guard the Word. So people want to know how we go, when, where we go. Don’t worry about that, Yahoshua is guarding you, if you guard His Word.
So the whole world will have to make a decision. Is this the mighty one or as they say is this god? Or if you want to get fancier with it, is this elohim? Is this Allah? Is this Buddha? Is this Jesus? Is this him? The whole world is going to be tested at that hour when he stands up and proclaims himself to be the greatest of all gods. The greatest of anything that is worshipped.
Yahoshua said hold on, I’m coming quickly. Hold fast to what you have, let no one take your crown. Do you see that? Hold on to what you have so when he stands up and offers you the mark of the beast, are you strong enough to say no? When he stands up will you recognize that this is the man of sin? Or will you believe a strong delusion because you don’t love the truth? Yah said that they want to give themselves over to unrighteousness. They want to belive that Yah, ‘god’ is now on earth with man. This is what they want to believe.
And some Israylites are going to believe that this is Yah on earth with man because these are the things that they want to believe. They don’t want to believe the truth. They hate it! Even those who are calling upon Yah and Yahoshua or saying that they are Israylites and calling upon whatever thousands of names that they call Him by. Do you understand? This is that hour of trial. Yahoshua said I’m going to guard you from that.
So if you see it happening and you start running toward the wilderness, do you think that Yahoshua is not going to help you out in that? Yeah you have to flee in those…satan’s troops is going to come chase you but Scripture says the earth is going to open up and swallow them up. That’s what it means by He’s guarding you. He’s going to watch over you. That hour of trial. Because we know that we are seeing persecutions and trials right now, we just read that in Scripture. Right? We are seeing that right now. but this is the hour. This is going to be your decision maker right here. And you can only make the proper decision if you have the proper information, if you know Yah. If you know that Yah and Yahoshua are real. If you know that, then you will be able to survive t this. If you don’t know that, if your doubting that then you are going to believe that this man is who he says he is.
We are still in Revelation chapter 3, let’s go back to Revelation 3 and pick up at verses 12-19.
If you are who you say you are, a super star then have no fear. The cameras are here. If y’all are up on that song there? Because that’s what he is, he’s going to say I am who I say I am. And do you believe who I am? So when he comes to you, just like Antiochus Epiphany did the 7 brothers in 2 Maccabees chapter 7 where he put it before their face. All you have to do is eat this pork chop. Just take a bite of this pork. But the brothers refused. So that is going to be your hour of trial during the persecution. Yahoshua said you shall be delivered to be killed to be executed. Brother is going to be given over to brother. ‘Oh there they go over there’. ‘He is hiding over there’. ‘He is hiding under the couch over there’. ‘I just seen him go through that alley over there’. Listen up brother, if you don’t tell us where he is, we are going to kill you’. ‘Oh I know where all of them are at’. ‘I have their contact list here you can call them all’. Do you see? Because you have to be willing to put your life on the line for your brother. Yah is watching all of this. It’s comfortable now. ‘Oh Yah and Yahoshua, HalleluYah, shalom ahk’. You can do all that now.
But in that hour of trial, what will be your stance then? Are you going to shave your locs and your beards? Are you going to lose your strength? Shaving your locs and beards or are you going to stand? Are you going to be Yahcanan the Immerser? So what if Herod, you want to cut my head off. Your still wicked. Like they sawed Yesiyah in half with a wooden saw. Don’t you want that white robe? You have to endure. ENDURE. Then you will be considered worthy. But if you are coping out right now, your saying Yah this and Yah that. You do this and that and you are looking all good but when that hour of trial comes, where do you stand then? Are you capable of standing against the devil in that hour?
Yahoshua said if you guard my words, I’m going to guard you. So are you guarding His words? Are you guarding His truth? Or are you playing around with it? Are you just juggling it like it’s some type of circus act? You have the truth of Yah. You have Egyptology. You have Christianity. You are just juggling all 3 in your hands. And you are showing everyone ‘hey look mom, look at what I can do’. You are taking that nonsense to mom that’s why she rejects it. You take that nonsense to pop that’s why he rejects it. You have to come with the purity. They have to see Yah in you.
I wanted to share these Scriptures with you. While reading the fourth book of Ezra I saw this. The angel Uriyah was about to show him visions from Yah. Yah gave Ezra’s mouth something like a cup of fire! Ezra’s mouth opened with great understanding and wisdom. 4 Ezra 14:39-48. After I read this I wanted to know more about this fire.
Hebrews 12:29 Shaul describes Yah as a consuming fire. He got it from Deuteronomy 4:24. Yahzeqyl described Yah like a fire in Yahzeqyl 1:27. Daniyah said Yah’s throne is fiery in Daniyah 7:9-10.
Yah said a fire was to be kept burning by the Levites in Leviticus 6:12-13.
In Genesis 15:17 a fire torch suddenly appeared to Abraham. An angel of Yah appeared to Moses in a burning bush in Exodus chapter 3. A flame appeared before Manoah and his wife (Shimshon’s parents) and on the altar and an angel of Yah ascended in the flame. Judges 13:20.
Fire came from Yah and consumed the burnt offering in front of the children of Ysrayl and they shouted and fell to their faces and worshipped Him, Leviticus 9:24. ‘Fire’ appeared to the children of Ysrayl in Exodus 13:21, I know this is said to be a UFO. Yah appeared as a fire on Mount Sinai in Exodus 19:18.
2 Chronicles 7:1 fire came down and consumed Solomon’s burnt offering after he prayed. Yah answered Eliyah by fire in 1 Kings 18:24,38. David said the fire of Yah was in his heart and then he spoke with his tongue Ps. 39:3.
Revelation 11:5 fire will come from the mouths of the 2 witnesses. The false prophet will make fire come down from heaven trying to be like Yah’s servants in Revelation 13:13.
Yah told Yeremiyah I’m going to make My words in your mouth fire!! And this people wood and it shall devour them! Yeremiyah 5:14. Needless to say Yeremiyah’s ministry was unpopular with the children of Ysrayl. Yeremiyah wanted to mention Yah no more but the Word of Yah burned in his heart like fire shut up in his bones! Yeremiyah 20:9, humphf and Yeremiyah thought he was too young to speak Yah’s words in Yeremiyah 1:6 but Yah said no I will put My words in your mouth 1:9.
Is not My word like a fire? says Yah. Yeremiyah 23:29.
These are the ten tribes which were led away from their own land into captivity in the days of King Hoshea, whom Shalmaneser the King of the Assyrians led captive. He took them across the river and they were taken into another land. But they formed this plan for themselves that they would leave the multitude of the nations and go to a more distant region where mankind has never lived. That there at least they might keep their statues (commandments) which they had not kept in their own land. And they went in by the narrow passages of the Euphrates River. For at that time the Most High performed signs for them and stopped the channels of the river until they had passed over. Through that region there was a long way to go, a journey of a year and a half and that country is called Arazreth (hidden land). Then they dwelt there until the last times and now when they are about to come again, the Most High will stop the channels of the river again so that they may be able to pass over. Therefore you saw the multitude gathered together in peace. But those who are left of your people, who are found within my set-apart borders, shall be saved. Therefore when he destroys the multitude of the nations that are gathered together, he will defend the people who remain and then He will show them very many wonders. HalleluYah! Yah is awesome! This is from the Pseudepigrapha volume 1, 4 Ezra 13:40-50 pages 552-53.
*Remember Yah troubled the waters in the past and He will do it again in the future. See 2 Esdras (Ezra) 13:39-50 (Apocrypha), Exodus 14, Joshua 3, and Isaiah 11:11-16.