The Names of the Days of the Week

By R Hyre

Why we refrain from using the current names for the days of the week.

Exo 23:13 “And in all that I have said to you take heed. And make no mention of the name of other mighty ones, let it not be heard from your mouth”

DAY #1 “Sun-day”

From Latin, “dies Solis, the Day –of- the- Sun.” A day dedicated to the Sun.

Since Babylon was established, Pagans have worshiped the Sun.

Here are a few of the names they’ve used:

Baal, Shamash, Moloch, Ahura-Mazda, Dagon, Sol, Marduk, Mithras (See Mithraism), Krishna, Amon-Ra, alton, Woden, (Odin) Zeus, Deus, and the Druid / Teutonic “God”.

You may recall that the Pharaoh and the Caesar (Khazar/ Czar) were worshipped as the sun.

This began with the first king, Nimrod.(Genesis 10)

This pattern of worshiping the sun, moon, planets, and stars permeated the Babylonians, Persians, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Celts, Mayans, Aztecs, and Indians.

The governments were the religion. If the people were “good” Pagans, at death they would be transported to the skies (Heaven) to live with their deities. This was called Nirvana, Shambala, or Elysian Fields.

The Roman Consul/Emperor, Constantine 1 gave us the term Sun-day, which he also called Sol Invictus Mathras (the day of the unconquerable sun, Mithraas).

In 321CE he decreed under the penalty of death that all artisans, merchants, and people of his Empire cease work on the Venerable Day of the Sun, to honor Mithras. This was a universal Edict, and is still enforced in our Western culture with our “blue laws”. .(search it out)

It was a weekly ritual for sun-worshipers to assemble at dawn on this day to greet the sun at its rising.

A great pillar, or sun-ray obelisk was the solar religion’s primitive high place, condemned by Scripture as a “pillar of jealousy”~ secretly interpreted as a male (phallic) fertility symbol.

Various tower designs such as steeples, pagodas, turrets, ziggarats, minarets, spires, obelisks, and pyramids express sun worship.

An internet search of the obelisks in Washington and the Vatican should help you see and understand the powers behind them!

These high places would receive the first hallowed rays of dawn. At this point, bells were rung by hand, as in a shaker-grid, and large ones were struck with oak logs swung horizontally struck with hammers were especially fun for the Oriental Pagan, but they also used the familiar bell shape too.

In the book, The Conquest of Peru, Prescott is an eye – witness to blatant sun worship:

the Inca would assemble at dawn eagerly. They watched the coming of the deity, and no sooner did his first yellow rays strike the turrets, than a shout of gratulations broke forth from barbaric instruments swelled louder and louder as his bright orb shone in full splendor on his votaries.”

The Romans considered anyone who did not worship the sun to be an atheist and a traitor, since they believed that Caesar was the sun enthroned in a man.

The Scriptures warn specifically about sun and moon worship:

Deu 4:19 “… and lest you lift up your eyes to the heavens, and shall see the sun, and the moon, and the stars – all the host of the heavens – and you be drawn away into bowing down to them and serving them, which יהוה your Elohim has allotted to all the peoples under all the heavens.” (also 17:2-7)

DAY #2 Mon-day

The Day- of- the –Moon. (a day dedicated to the moon)

To the Romans, lunae dies.

The Old English Term was Monan daeg, as translated from Latin, where mona means moon.

Mona Lisa means “Moon Lilly”. We get our word month (moonth) from mona, the 29.5 day orbital cycle, but this 2nd weekday is named what it is because it has been dubbed the moon’s day!

The moon was identified with Artemis (Diana), but in some cults the sun and moon were the ‘eyes of heaven’. Artemis is depicted with the crescent moon beneath her feet as if riding in a boat~exactly as you will see the virgin mother, Mary in Roman Catholic illustrations. (See Acts 19:23– )

An internet picture of The Assumption of Mary says it all!

The Astral King, the sun and his sister the moon, were dominant figures that shaped the astro-biological mind as seen in Babylon introducing astrology, the occult influence of the host of heaven upon human affairs.

The futility of honoring Pagan deities resulted because “their foolish hearts were darkened, because they did not honor or give thanks to the Creator, though His invisible attributes are clearly seen.” (Romans 1:21)

DAY #3 Tues-day

Tyr’s Day: “day of Tiu”. (a day dedicated to Tiu, Teutonic Druid-Celtic idol.”

Unable to help themselves, the population of the Anglos and Saxons were kept under control by various Druid priest cults. Like any other Pagan religion, the population lived in fear and ignorance, while the parasites fed off of them and kept them brainwashed.

The Druids still worship the sun at Stonehenge every summer Solstice.

Tyr, or Tiu, was the Norse deity of war, considered the son of Odin (Woden).

The French call this day Mardi (Mar’s Day), after Mars, the Roman deity of war!

Mardi Gras is French meaning “fat Tuesday”, still bearing the name of the Roman deity, This festival begins following the Christian observance of “Epiphony” and ends the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.

DAY #4 Wednes-day

Well, DUH~ as expected by now, it’s another Pagan idol’s name!

By saying it’s “Wednesday” (Woden, Odin), we are declaring it to be “Woden’s Day”…

Considered highly skilled in magic (majik), this Celtic deity was, to the Teutonic Pagan, the husband of Freya, or Frigga.

The Romans honored Mercury on this day, calling it “Mercuri dies”, Mercury’s Day.

This mid-week evening was highly regarded as a night of magic. The Druids met to hold hands in a circle, chant, enchant, cast spells, and do it while surrounding a burning cross, the symbol of a Woden (Odin)!?

Some believe the Celtic crux is a Pagan magic symbol, the Trifolium clover leaf representing Woden, Frigga, and Thor.

Other Druid trinities included Esus, Teutates, & Tarans.

Anglo-Saxon xenophobia (fear of foreigners) and Druid customs are seen today in the modern Ku Klux Klan. They still call there leaders wizards and use the Celtic term “clan”, a traditional social unit in Scott Land. The word comes from the Greek “Kuklos”, meaningcircle”; Celtic Clan of the Circle…

The “Clan” is a very secretive society, it rose up mainly in the Southern states of the US after the civil war, to reassert “white supremacy” by terrorist methods.

The Druids were very nationalistic, so it was difficult for Rome to conquer them. The only way “Christianity” could win them over was to adsorb their culture. This is called inculturation. So, who won who over?

Woden’s emblem was the Celtic Crux, a cross with the circle (the sun).

No wonder there are so many pictures of crosses with the sun nimbus behind it, and sunsets in Roman / Christian art…not to mention the “halos” of yellow around the heads of the Greco/Roman version of Messiah; “Jesus”, his mother…and the “saints”.

Sun inculturation is seen in it’s world-wide pagan influence. Do an internet search for pictures of the sun connection to Budda, Krishna, Ahura-Mazda, and Jupiter, to name just a few…

DAY #5 Thurs-day

A day dedicating “Thor’s Day”; to the Celtic deity of thunder and son of Woden and Freya.

The same as Taranus, Thor was associated with thunder;

  • The Dutch donder, or Germanic donner (one of Santa’s reindeer)

The Romans honored Jupiter on this day, which was originally IU-PITAR;

Meaning “Jovis-father.” Jove” corresponds to Zeus. You’ve heard of him, right? The alter of Zeus, (USED AT EVERY OLYMPIC GAME) is lit by a “torch bearer” (symbolizing the continuous fire of the gods?)

The alter is shaped like a “T”… Hmmm? For Thor?

Thor’s emblem was the hammer, secretly interpreted as the letter “T” which also goes back to Tammuz (Babylonian Duzu), the son of Nimrod and Semiramis.

DAY #6 Fri-day

The Old English Frigedaeg, the was Frey Day or Frigga Day.

Frigga was the wife of Woden.

The fertility concept associated with this day is very ancient.

The Greeks honored Aphrodite on this day, and the Romans venerated Venus (Astarte / Ashteroth – See 1Kings 11 & 2Kings 23).

This day was the Egyptians’s day of Isis, and was depicted with the symbol of the fish on her head…

The fish symbol pre-dates the Egyptians, coming from the Phoenician/Philistine cult of Dagon (See Judges 16:23, 1Sam. 5:1-5)

Dag” is Hebrew for fish, and Latin for Pisces.

It was chosen by the Pagans because a female fish lays hundreds, sometimes thousands, of eggs ~ a symbol for fertility.

The Romans believed Venus (Astarte) came from the sky in a huge egg

Frigga’s emblem was also the FISH, hence it is seen today that Roman Catholics inculturated this into avoiding red meat on this day, replacing it with fish: the “fish fry” (even the word “fry” is describing a young fish).

The Greek word ichthys (Ichthus) spelled:

  • iota (I)

  • chi (X)

  • theta (O)

  • upsilon (Y)

  • sigma (E)

Was originally interpreted “fish”. (IXOYE), “fish”…

With considerable craft, the fish has become a Christian symbol, due to a

G R E E K A N A G R A M (Iesous Christos Theou Hulos Soter). = FISH.

If there is anything close to resembling a “symbol” associated with the Messiah, it certainly isn’t a cross or a fish, but according to Revelation 1&2 it would be a “lampstand / Menorah”.

The “menorah” has 7 lamps, and represents His Body, the 7 assemblies through which flows the “living water” (the Word of YAH).

At Revelation 2:5 Yahusha says that He would remove their menorah / Lampstand if they didn’t repent. (literally “think differently”)

It is worth noting that He doesn’t threaten to come and remove their fish or their cross…

DAY #7 Satur-day

Named after the Greco-Roman day of Saturn.

Saturn was the Roman’s deity of agriculture, corresponding to the Greek’s deity Cronus.

This day was dedicated to Saturnus, as was the big party at the end of the Roman year at the Solstice, Saturnalia.

Satur Day was also called Sater Day, and is unmistakenly linked to the other Greco-Roman mythology.

The SATYR, is a goat-legged half man with horns and pointed ears, that was believed to be a drunken, lecherous demon with an abnormal sexual appetite.

The 7th day and the festival of “Satyrnalia” was modeled perfectly after the SATYR profile: mischievousness, drunkenness, and orgiastic revelry.

Constantine in the Roman year 321 CE, changed the Scriptural day of rest from the 7th Day to Sun day, under penalty of death for those who resisted…

Theologians and scholars admit there is no Scriptural basis for this change, but it was done by the authority of “the church.”(The Roman Catholic Church, that is)

SEE Catholic Quotes on the change from 7th Day Sabbath keeping to Sunday.

Constantine’s historian, Eusebius, records the Emperor’s edict:

All things what so ever that is was duty to do on the Sabbath, these WE have transferred to the Lord’s Day.”(Sun-day)

So, now you see why we refer to the days of the week by their number; 1st day, 2nd day, 3rd day, etc… It is challenging at times, as we converse with folks that aren’t familiar with this approach. However, when explaining our reasoning it is also a good way to begin a dialogue about the Truth!

Matthew 5:17

Matthew 5:17

Why did YAHUSHA have to address false assumptions? Evidently there were rumors that HE was discontinuing the Law…and possibly even the Prophets of the Scriptures. Why do we have to address this question? Because the same false assumptions exist today!

Verse 17a “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets”

“destroy”: Strong’s Hebrew & Greek Dictionaries

G2647 “kataluo”

From G2596 and G3089; to loosen down (disintegrate), that is, (by
implication) to demolish (literally or figuratively); specifically (compare G2646)
to halt for the night:—destroy, dissolve, be guest, lodge, come to nought,
overthrow, throw down.

Notice the context: It appears that HE is referring to BOTH the Law AND the Prophets. The context seems to suggest that whatever HIS intention is for EITHER, is HIS intention for BOTH. Has HE done away with the Prophets?

Verse 17b “I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.”

“fulfill”: Strong’s Hebrew & Greek Dictionaries

G4137 “pleroo” play roo o

From G4134; to make replete, that is, (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a
hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute
(an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.:—
accomplish, X after, (be) complete, end, expire, fill (up), fulfil, (be, make) full
(come), fully preach, perfect, supply.

The following verses use the same Greek word “pleroo”;
Matthew 3:15 “But יהושע answering, said to him, “Permit it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fill all righteousness.”
– Is YAHUSHA saying here “to do away with or discontinue all righteousness?”
Philippians 2:2 “…make my joy complete by being of the same mind, having the same love, one in being and of purpose…”
– Is Paul saying here “to do away with or discontinue his joy?”
Colossians 1:25 “…of which I became a servant according to the administration of Elohim which was given to me for you, to fill the word of Elohim…”
– Is he saying here “to do away with or discontinue the Word of YAH?”
2Thess 1:11 To this end we always pray for you that our Elohim would count you worthy of this calling, and complete all the good pleasure of goodness, and the work of belief with power…”
– Is he saying here “to do away with or discontinue HIS good pleasure?”

Proponents of the belief that YAHUSHA “fulfilled” the law from this point on in this chapter, thus “discontinuing” or “doing away with law altogether”, also say that HE intends to now introduce a “new standard or set of laws” state that HE now proceeds to negate the “Old Testament Law” throughout the remainder of this chapter. These people became known as “Antinomianists” during the 2nd / 3rd centuries. This word came from the Greek word for “lawlessness” found throughout the New Testament. (See References on page 2)

Here is what the Holman’s Bible Dictionary says about this early movement:

ANTINOMIANISM (an tih noh’ mih an ihsm) The false teaching that since faith alone is necessary for salvation, one is free from the moral obligations of the law. The word antinomianism is not used in the Bible, but the idea is spoken of. Paul appears to have been accused of being an antinomian (see Rom. 3:8; 6:1, 15). While it is true that obedience to the law will never earn salvation for anyone (Eph. 2:8-9), it is equally true that those who are saved are expected to live a life full of good works (see, for example, Matt. 7:16-20; Eph. 2:10; Col. 1:10; Jas. 2:14-26). Since we have been freed from the dominion of sin through faith in YAHUSHA, we have also been freed to practice the righteousness demanded by YAH (Rom. 6:12-22).

In Legge’s “Forerunner’s and Rivals of Christianity a work on the history of the Early Church, he states”

(in the late 2nd to early 3rd centuries) “Some well-known Church Fathers who came from Gnosticism were Epiphanius, who had been a Nicolaitan, Ambrose of Milan, who had been a Valentinian, and Augustine, who had been a Manichean for 9 years before joining the Catholic Church. All these Gnostic sects were distinguished by their rejection of the Old Testament Law, some of them even rejecting the Mighty One of the Old Testament, and some of them even equated the Mighty One of the Old Testament with the Evil One! In their rejection of the Old Testament Law, the Valentinian Gnostics even rejected all moral laws, leading to scandalous living.

The Marcionites were later on refuted, but they also contributed toward the aversion to, and even rejection of, the Old Testament. Manes and his followers, the Manicheans, from among whom Augustine came, “looked on Judaism with horror, rejected the Old Testament entirely…”

“LAWLESSNESS”

G458

From G459; illegality, that is, violation of law or (generally) wickedness:
iniquity, X transgress (-ion of) the law, unrighteousness.

References to “lawlessness” in the New Testament:

Matthew 7:23 – And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

Matthew 13:41-42 – The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire.

Matthew 23:38 – Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Matthew 24:12 – And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

Romans 6:19 – I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.

2Corinthians 6:14 – Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?

2Thessalonians 2:7 – For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work;

Hebrews 1:9 – (quoting from numerous Psalms & Prophets)You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness

1John 3:4 – Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

Please notice that the consistent use of this word “lawlessness” in these verses, contextually is describing some very serious consequences!

  • In light of these verses is it safe for anyone to say that YAHUSHA is saying in Matthew 5, that HE has “done away with ALL Old Testament Law?”
  • When does YAHUSHA say that this will be accomplished?

Matthew 5:18 – “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”

When is that going to happen? Sometime in the future according to these verses:
2Peter 3:10 – But the day of the Master will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
Rev 20:11 – Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.
Rev 21:1 – Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.

Again, in light of what the Scriptures say, is it wise to say that YAHUSHA in Matthew 5:17 is suggesting that The LAW of YAH is NOT relevant any longer?

You decide. I pray that you make your decision based on what the Scriptures are saying instead of what man is saying…

The Law of The Spirit

THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT

The following paragraph from a typical commentary is supposed to help the reader understand and rightly apply Romans 8:1-8. The perspective seen in this commentary reflects that perspective held by much of today’s traditional Christianity regarding The Law of YAH. Unfortunately an unspiritual approach has enabled this nonbiblical perspective to be propagated. May you see the contradictions and inconsistencies of this commentary and today’s unbiblical view of YAH’S Word!

The commentary states;

How does the Christian live a righteous life without a constant struggle to keep God’s Law? Paul introduced another universal principle: the law of life lived in the power of the Spirit (8:1-2). Old Testament Law failed to produce righteousness. So in Messiah God condemned “sin in sinful man’’ and provided His Spirit, who enables believers to fully meet the Law’s requirements without “trying” (vv. 3-4). We focus on responding to God’s Spirit rather than on trying to keep laws (vv. 5-8). If we’re controlled by the Spirit who brought life to Messiah’s dead body, He will bring life to us who are spiritually dead (vv. 9-12). Our obligation is not to the Law, but to respond to the Spirit’s promptings (vv. 13-16).

Romans 8:1

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Messiah YAHUSHA.”

Some would have us believe that Paul is making a distinction between the The Law of YAH and Messiah YAHUSHA. However, if we are to stay with the context of the previous chapter we realize that Paul addresses the condemnation that comes upon those who “add to and/or subtract from” (Dt. 4:2 & 12:32) YAH’S Word and as the result are guilty of creating their own (or another) law! This the Pharisees were guilty of. This today’s Christianity is guilty of as well.

Paul expresses this in Romans 7:22-23,

For I joyfully concur with the Law of YAH in the inner man, but I see a DIFFERENT law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind (the Law of YAH), and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members.”

An All Knowing ELOHIM would know that men would eventually replace HIS Law with their own law. The other law that Paul refers to in Romans 7 is that law that his sect had taught him to walk in prior to his coming to the unadulterated Law of YAH through his conversion in MESSIAH YAHUSHA! These two laws are in opposition to each other and cannot be reconciled. Paul describes the struggle that he has as he commits to the Law of YAH through the renewal of his mind as a recipient of HIS SPIRIT, while at the same time his flesh wars against YAH’S Law at every turn. But YAH ALSO foreseeing this, promises the remedy to HIS own in Ezekiel 36:26-27;

“Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put MY SPIRIT within you and cause you to walk in MY Statutes, and you will be careful to observe MY Ordinances!”

In Messiah, one has the capacity to walk in obedience to HIS Law, by the power of HIS SPIRIT.

So again, we see Paul stating in Romans 8:1 that the condemnation of walking in a law made by man is overcome by those who reject the law of man and allow the SPIRIT to accomplish HIS work of causing HIS people to walk in HIS STATUTES and ORDINANCES. (HIS Law) Paul further clarifies this as we move on…

Romans 8:2

For the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah Yahusha has set you free from the law of sin and of death.”

Some (in their lawlessness) would have us to believe that this “law of the Spirit” is a law that is completely disconnected from and in contradiction to the already established Law of YAH! How can that be? We must ask ourselves; Has the Spirit of YAH somehow established HIS own set of laws? Has the Spirit of YAH decided to act on his own accord? Consider what YAHUSHA says concerning the character/nature and ministry of HIS Spirit:

John 13:16

“But when HE, the SPIRIT of Truth comes, HE will guide you into all the truth; for HE will not speak on HIS own initiative, but whatever HE hears, HE will speak; and HE will disclose to you what is to come”

John 14:15-17

“If you love me, keep MY Commandments. And I will pray the Father , and HE shall give you another Comforter (HIS SPIRIT), that HE may abide with you for ever; the SPIRIT of TRUTH whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth HIM not, neither knoweth HIM: but you know HIM; for HE dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”

John 14:26

But the HELPER, the Set-Apart SPIRIT whom the FATHER will send in MY name, HE will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”

From these verses it is apparent that the only Law/Commandments that The SPIRIT of YAH is to have anything to do with is YAH’S Law, those Commandments uttered by YAH HIMSELF!

Some even attempt to take their argument further and would have us to believe that the Commandments that YAHUSHA is referring to in John are only those which HE established during HIS earthly ministry! Lets keep in mind what John the apostle says in regards to who YAHUSHA is! According to his gospel in chapter 1, verse 1;

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with YAH and the Word was YAH. HE was in the beginning with YAH.”

John says that YAHUSHA came as The Word / YAH incarnate. So, if YAHUSHA is both The Word & YAH, when did HE begin to speak the things that the SPIRIT is to “bring to our remembrance?” Some would have us to believe that YAHUSHA began to speak beginning in the New Testament. How can that be if HE is described in the New Testament as YAH The Word??? If YAH does not change and YAH’S Word does not change, how do we biblically rationalize having TWO opposing sets of YAH’S Law in existence? (i.e. one set of laws in the Old Testament and another set in the New Testament)

So, since HE is The Living Word of YAH, when YAHUSHA states that the Set-Apart SPIRIT will “bring to your remembrance all that I said to you” HE is referring to the process of the fulfillment of Jeremiah 31 and Ezekiel 36 with HIS Statutes, HIS Ordinances being now on the hearts and in our minds of those who receive HIM! Those who would rather have a New Testament (ONLY) YAHUSHA with a New Testament set of commandments are perverting the Scriptures and have fallen into what the New Testament refers to as “lawlessness” (anti-law) or the attitude and actions of rejecting the Law of YAH. For that they will have to stand before The Living Law of YAH and give an account. I fear that it will not be a pleasant experience for them…

Many who reject this truth cite verse 3 in Romans 8 to somehow try and establish a case for YAH’S Law being “weak and beggarly”. But notice where the real weakness lies…

Romans 8:3

For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, YAH did; sending HIS own SON in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, HE condemned sin in the flesh,”

There are two possible applications to what Paul refers to here.

  1. Paul is saying that the Law of YAH was rendered weak “through the flesh”, being written on stone it was not capable of empowering anyone to obey it.

  2. Paul is saying that men have taken YAH’S perfect Law and polluted it by “adding to it and/or subtracting from it” making it weak and fleshly.

In either case, or even the combination of these two possibilities, it makes no difference, YAH sent HIS SON, The Living Word to inaugurate the New Covenant through HIS sinless life (as witnessed by HIS Law), proving HIMSELF to be the atoning sacrifice for OUR sins as The LAMB of YAH!

Romans 8:4

that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”
Look at how perfectly this all fits together in context! Because Messiah YAHUSHA, (being YAH / Word incarnate) walked according to The Law of YAH, exposing the law of man (lawlessness), and lived sinless so that HE would be an acceptable sacrifice on the cross for our sins, as proven by HIM being victorious over sin and death, we now by having HIS Law upon our hearts & minds are empowered by HIS SPIRIT to walk in obedience to HIS Law and experience victory over the flesh! Blessed be HIS Name!

Romans 8:5

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”
Simply put; “If your religion is based on what man (flesh) establishes, (additions to / subtractions from HIS Law), that is where your allegiance will be. If your religion is based on what YAH establishes, (HIS Law in your heart & mind) being quickened by HIS SPIRIT , then consequently your allegiance will be to HIM/HIS Word!” Paul states it this way so that you and I can objectively determine exactly where our own allegiance lies!

Romans 8:6

For to be carnally (fleshly) minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”

Being fleshly minded (having your allegiance to what man establishes) will result in death. This is what Paul referred to earlier in verse 2, as “the law of sin and of death.”

Being spiritually minded (having your allegiance to what YAH establishes) will result in life! This is what Paul referred to earlier in verse 2, as “the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah Yahusha…”

Romans 8:7

Because the carnal(fleshly) mind is enmity against YAH; for it is not subject to the Law of YAH, nor indeed can be”


Notice which mind cannot be subject to The Law of YAH! It’s the carnal/fleshly mind who is not experiencing The New Covenant as prophesied in Jeremiah 31, Ezekiel 36 and witnessed on The Day of Pentecost in Acts 2! It’s the carnal/fleshly mind who rejects YAH’S Law, written on the heart/mind, empowered by HIS SPIRIT causing obedience to HIM! But today’s Christianity is being taught that it is the spiritual minded believer who is to reject YAH’S Law, saying that obedience to YAH’s Law is “legalism, bondage, etc.” and is irrelevant to him/her today!!! That is diametrically opposed to what we have just read in The Scriptures!

Romans 8:8

So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please YAH.”

Those with their allegiance to what man establishes cannot please YAH because they have their minds set on a man made standard that either pollutes YAH’S Law by adding to it and/or subtracting from it OR they reject YAH’S Law altogether. Both cases are examples of “lawlessness” (anti-law). According to YAH’S Word “without faith it is impossible to please YAH.” True scriptural faith can only be experienced byhearing, believing and obeying YAH’S Word. True scriptural faith cannot be experienced by believing and obeying man’s law, traditions and practices… One Law is “the law of the SPIRIT of life in Messiah YAHUSHA.” The other law is “the law of sin and death.” I encourage you to choose wisely…

“In” Israel? or “In” Messiah?

(Author’s note; References to names such as Israel, Jesus, Jacob, Paul as well as titles such as God, Lord, Holy, etc., have been replaced using a more accurate name / term in an effort to remain consistent with the Truth)

 

After reading several books over the years that attempt to identify gentile believers as becoming Israelites, especially using the Bereshith (Genesis) 48:19 text as proof that gentiles make up the dispersed of Ephraim, I began to notice that they constantly are referring to us as being grafted “into Yisrael”, “in Yisrael”, in one form or another. This is disconcerting to me. Many, in their efforts, do such a masterful job of keeping focus in developing the accurate typologies in and through the lives of the patriarchs. But some seem to leave the context and get carried away with more of a romantic look rather than a Scriptural one.

One author in particular wrote a book in a genuine effort to dispel what Shaul (Paul)) refers to as “the secret of the Good News.” In it the author states masterfully that we gentile believers have covenant rights by adoption as he suggests we find our type in the Bereshith (Genesis) 48 text. Here he interprets the text as prophetically describing the type; (the adopted sons of Ya’aqob/Yisrael through Ephraim and Manasseh) as representing us ultimately being adopted through Messiah (the adopted son of Joseph, Mary’s husband), into Yisrael. This, in my opinion, is where the type being seen as the reality.

Normally these teachers and authors acknowledge the typology seen in Ya’aqob/Yisrael, Joseph, Ephraim/Manasseh accurately but instead of translating the message into what the typology represents they continue in the typology! I’m not emphatically saying that we believing gentiles are NOT descendants of Ephraim. That may be the case! However, even if that is the case, according to the Scriptures, it is NOT the point!

Since the phrase “secret of the Good News” is found in Shaul (Paul)’s letter to the Ephesians, lets take a few minutes and consider some of the text surrounding that phrase. Specifically, lets see how many times the phrase “in Yisrael”, “into Yisrael”, “by Yisrael” and/or “through Yisrael” are mentioned in this letter. After doing repeated word searches of the above, I found exactly NONE! Not once does Shaul (Paul) make a reference to the Ephesian believers being found “in, into, by, or through” Yisrael. He does reference gentile believers as being once separated from “the commonwealth of Yisrael.” However, that is in reference to the civil polity of citizenship that would depict their community as what it was suppose to be; a called out people unto Messiah, who serve HIM. Not an entity unto itself. So, when Shaul (Paul) suggests in Ephesians that there is a secret regarding the Good News, he does not disclose that secret as being found IN any one people group.

However, when doing a similar search in Ephesians using the terms “in, into, by, through” as referenced to Yahusha, MESSIAH, ELOHIM, MASTER, etc, we find this;

IN Yahusha”; 6 reference verses

IN MESSIAH”; 5 reference verses

IN Yahusha Messiah” 5 reference verses

IN HIM” 6 reference verses

THROUGH WHOM” 1 Reference (speaking of Yahusha)

BY HIM” 2 reference verses

IN The MASTER” 6 reference verses

Lets also do a similar search for the terms “in, into, by, and through” in reference to THE SET-APART SPIRIT!

IN the SPIRIT” 4 reference verses

THROUGH HIS SPIRIT” 1 Reference

BY WHOM” 1 Reference (speaking of HIS SPIRIT)

Okay. Now lets add it all up and see what we have;

IN, INTO, BY, Through” Yisrael= 0

IN, INTO, BY, Through” Yahusha (in one form or another) = 30

IN, THROUGH, BY” The SPIRIT = 6

So Shaul (Paul), in his effort to inform and encourage the Ephesian believers concerning the secret of the Good News makes 36 references of who it is that they are in, into, by, through. Thirty six references in six chapters is an average of six times per chapter! Six times per chapter Shaul (Paul) reminds them, in one form or another that their identity is IN WHO the types in Torah spoke prophetically of. Shaul (Paul) does not mention the types used to establish the true (maybe say “even once”) one time in his disclosure of the secret of the Good News to the believers in Ephesians.

Now, here is the kicker! The one reference “of Yisrael” mentioned regarding the “commonwealth” is offset by:

OF Messiah” 12 reference verses

OF ELOHIM” 17 reference verses

OF The MASTER” 3 reference verses

OF The SPIRIT” 3 reference verses

That’s another 35 reference verses to THE ONE WHO the type depicted! All total, that is 71 references verses of the total 153 verses in Ephesians! That comes to nearly 12 references per chapter, or almost one reference in every other verse to THE ONE WHO we find our identity in!!!

So, what is my point here? Is it to once again denigrate Yisrael and exalt a replacement? YAHUAH FORBID! My point is simply that YAH had given HIS plan through HIS chosen people. HE typified that plan for those who would be able to see beyond themselves and find their identity IN HIM! Because man has not done very well at remaining focused on the differences between the type and the true, we find ourselves constantly wrangling about how this or that fits into our theology…

In conclusion, let me summarize;

  • We have been adopted by THE FATHER into THE Family of YAHUAH by believing what HE said and did through HIS SON; Yahusha.
  • We who do THE FATHER’S desire have been adopted by HIM and recognized as the brothers and sisters of Yahusha, along with all from every nationality who believe and obey what YAH has said.
  • We have been given citizenship in the city which comes down from heaven and should not be preoccupied with any earthly city in the meantime… May you walk in Truth and in Blessing!