This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Last site edit: September 21 2017
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
The Bible - Christianity's demolition ball!
This site name sanctifyname.com is straight from a phrase out of the Lord's Prayer where Jesus encouraged his disciples or learners to make every effort to clear God's name and reputation, to hallow the sacred name sullied by Israel's bad example and misrepresentation of Him, which is now in its second edition: Christianity.
There is no other way but to counter their assertions with the very foundation they claim as theirs.
I am not looking for rapport. Don't need it. Just wish to inform.
Not that I wish to emulate Jesus, but He did have a way to address the guilt-merchants of his day with expressions like: white-washed graves, blind fools, Hypocrites. I shall endeavor to keep the use of that kind of language to a minimum, but exposing the concepts and doctrines right from the manual they claim as their own, I shall.
When I tell the Christian world that Jesus never had a resurrection, is still dead and that he never came from heaven any more that the Manna did, I am bound to irk the ire of some and make the odd enemy, while I can't imagine that what I say it will have any impact. I mean, who cares about religious matters these days anyway.
Well, on the other hand, a million or two are being killed every year, sacrificed on the altar of godism by the religious.
My unlearned attempt will demonstrate that Jesus was not resurrected at all, but just remained as dust on the floor of the burial chamber, for dust he was and to dust he returned with the chronological process of decomposition miraculously condensed. As in the words of the Apostle Paul in his address in the Antioch Synagogue: Acts 13:35:
Because in another psalm he says, ‘you will not let your Holy One experience decay.
That was off-course used to justify that had God resurrected him rather than to just shortcut decomposition.
Someone was resurrected (stood up again) alright, but not Jesus. In the pre-enactment drama Abraham offered Isaac who stood up again after the substituting sheep was slaughtered, which, by the way, remained dead in the manner of all sacrifices and animals eaten, burned or otherwise disposed of any which way.
Hebrews 10 speaks of someone asking another to prepare a body for him, which turned out to be that of Jesus.
As I say on the front page somewhere about all these convoluted sacrifice matters and palaver having the appearance of primitive practices, yet begging the question believe it or not within the context of the underlying theme of the entire Bible and God's appeal: Trust Me!
Adam did not, neither did the Harlot Israel and the equally adulterous prostitute, the once virtuous Bride of Christ.
Wherefore all this language? Need to use it to speak to those who misuse it to enslave others. Jesus came to free Israel confined by law and imprisoned through their transgressions against it.
Along came Christianity who re-confined and imprisoned more slaves humanity was only too willing to supply through the bribe of salvation-carrot dangling.
Yes, these matters it will all be addressed, however inadequately, but not as eloquently as the header might suggest. Ain't got the skills!
It will become clearer, however, for anyone spending a little time visiting.
Look elsewhere by all means, but there is enough info out there provided by the highly
intelligent blind guides and whitewashed graves of Christianity to make your head
spin, which can cause spiritual* blindness, as the congregator wisely said: . .To
the making of many books there is no end, and much devotion [to them] is wearisome
to the flesh. . . (Ecclesiastes 12:12 NWT)
* don't really like using that word, it has become unpalatable through over- and mis-use, but I can find no other.
Assertions relative to core matters, is not my game. I may wish to speculate about the 3 1/2 years of Revelation 12, but time will tell anyway, so I don't.
There are matters of such fundamental importance and seriousness, however, that have been speculated about by the white-washed graves of Christianity for far too long as they embarked on many a unguided mission to convert the world. Inappropriate, false, unscriptural doctrines have become so imbedded and entrenched in the psyche of Christians, that it would take one mighty force to dislodge them, as was the case in the Apostle Paul's day relative to the Jews under the Law. Here a quote from him:
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful by God for overturning strongly entrenched things. 5 For we are overturning reasonings and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God; and we are bringing every thought into captivity to make it obedient to the Christ; (2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NWT)
Sorry to have to go on a bit, for it cannot be answered a few sentences. For here size does matter, as in the big context of God's grand purpose for Earth and its inhabitants, especially that of humanity.
I have invented nothing, but gleaned gems of truth from all over Christianity, scholars, others and an inherent reasonableness coupled with an ardent desire to let God's name and reputation be hallowed or sanctified in the minds of men in the manner of The Lord's prayer and for Him to be found true as per Paul's words in Romans 3:4, all the context of the word of God, all its versions but without taking everything literally outside of the big picture.
The foundation of and source for all Messianic truth is found only in the Old Testament. That was all Jesus had except for some additional insights after his anointing with holy spirit or becoming Christ, which enabled him to know about matters in the manner of the equally inspired OT prophets.
After some pondering, I shall leave the long answers last and get right to the point.
What and how much do Christians really know about the OT?
For some years now Abraham's potential sacrifice of Isaac teased me with the deep insights of allegorical shadows so common with OT events. The Witnesses had quite number of in-depth studies of that drama, but there was always something missing. They only consider two characters as foreshadows when there were actually three.
While some see a role for the sheep caught in the thicket, none sense the prophetic significance of the occasion.
It wasn't until I discovered that Jesus had come solely for the transgressor Israel and not mankind, that almost all of Scripture burst into cognitive presence -Matthew 15:24; Galatians 4:4; Hebrews 9:15.
That placed me at odds with the Witnesses and, it seems, with Christianity at large.
In the fulfillment Abraham pictured Jehovah, Isaac the Only Begotten of John 3:16 while the ram caught in the thicket portrayed Jesus as Israel's final atonement AND second Passover lamb and, most significantly, as the life and death understudy of God's only-begotten heavenly son.
Hebrews 10 only recently placed a seal on that:
5 Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: "Sacrifice and offering you did
not desire, But a body you have prepared for Me. 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices
for sin you had no pleasure.
7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come––In the volume of the book it is written of Me––To do your will, O God.’" 8 Previously saying, "Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin you did not desire, nor had pleasure in them" (which are offered according to the law), 9 then He said, "Behold, I have come to do your will, O God." He takes away the first that He may establish the second. 10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. NKJV
The world in verse 5 is the same world as in John 3:16, which is Strong's 2889 kosmos, a word of considerably limited application, but in the latter centuries broadened to include the entire universe, which is not altogether wrong since Strong's definition is what I might call mechanically limited while at the same time broad in its decorative sense:
2889 kosmov kosmos
AV-world 186, adorning 1; 187
1) an apt and harmonious arrangement or constitution, order, government|
2) ornament, decoration, adornment, i.e. the arrangement of the stars, 'the heavenly hosts',
as the ornament of the heavens.
The Law given exclusively to Israel at Sinai, was their constitution, which was the only harmonious arrangement, constitution and government God had ever given any group of humans.
Not only that, but Israel was also God's Glory and decoration in the manner of wives.
In the verses of Hebrews 10 above Jehovah's heavenly only begotten son is here rhetorically asking Him, who never really wanted sacrifices and sin offerings preferring instead for Israel never to transgress the law in the first place, to prepare a body for him.
This he did, as verse 10 clearly shows.
Abraham had to prepare the body of the caught sheep by first killing it, freeing Isaac from his lifeless, helpless condition of being tied to the altar, who then stood up erect again, resurrected, whereupon the sheep was placed upon the now vacated altar to be sacrificed and then consumed by God accepting the substitute.
The sheep had now died in place of the only begotten. It was not and never will be resurrected.
Both Adams will be forever dead. #1 because his act was deliberate (1 Timothy 2:14)* and #2 because sacrifices are never unsacrificed, even as ransom payments are never returned. It retains its ransoming value in the thing ransomed or redeemed. No one is unransomed or unredeemed, unless of course the original confinement and guilt is reinstated. That is why Paul could say in Romans 6:7 that he who has died has been acquitted or freed from sin. Israel had died for their transgressions because only they had law, the law being the power of sin -1 Corinthians 15:56.
* Eve will be resurrected, as will all deceived ones, Revelation 12:9; John 5:28-29 - note verb tenses in John's have done. It is what they do AFTER they are resurrected that will determine their continuance on planet earth, since at death all was annulled.
That only begotten clearly identified in Colossians 1 is the Archangel Michael who
shall ultimately lead Israel from the first Exodus out of Egypt via their second
Exodus out of Egypt right into the heavenly place of the promises as the Kingdom
of Priests and a Holy Nation Exodus 19:6; 1 Peter 2:9 and Revelation 5:9-10 (see
(By the way, in John 1:18 he is identified as the only begotten god in the NAS, the NWT and NKJV via the center reference column.
This is not my wild imagination at work. Here first in the NT:
16 because the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a commanding call, with an archangel’s voice and with God’s trumpet, . (1 Thessalonians 4:16)
9 But when Michael the archangel had a difference with the Devil and was disputing about Moses’ body, . (Jude 9)
7 And war broke out in heaven: Mi´cha·el and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled 8 but it did not prevail, neither was a place found for them any longer in heaven. (Revelation 12:7-8)
And now from the OT:
. . . Michael, one of the foremost princes, came to help me; . . . (Daniel 10:13)
21 However, I shall tell you the things noted down in the writing of truth, and there is no one holding strongly with me in these [things] but Michael, the prince of you people. (Daniel 10:21)
20 "Here I am sending an angel ahead of you to keep you on the road and to bring you into the place that I have prepared. 21 Watch yourself because of him and obey his voice. Do not behave rebelliously against him, for he will not pardon your transgression; because my name is within him. . . (Exodus 23:20-21)
24 "There are seventy weeks that have been determined upon your people and upon your holy city, in order to terminate the transgression, and to finish off sin, . . . (Daniel 9:24)
12 "And during that time Michael will stand up*, the great prince who is standing in behalf of the sons of your people. And there will certainly occur a time of distress such as has not been made to occur since there came to be a nation until that time. . . . (Daniel 12:1)
* This is where, under Roman rule, the Only Begotten of God stood up again off the heavenly altar in the manner of Isaac coming off his death-like Altar position. He then manifested himself as the Christ, assuming any body or character necessary to convince the disciples that the Christ had indeed risen.
This also brings into focus the another pre-enactment, namely that of the transfer of power and office from Elijah to Elisha. The anointing and the appointment to his future position of High Priest and ‘King’ of the other 143999 Kings was handed from Jesus the son of man to the heavenly Only Begotten, while Jesus remained dead.
How else could one explain Jesus' agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, which was completely out of character for someone with hope:
But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Israel was to have their final atonement in and through the body of Christ Jesus, who was both their atonement and second Passover lamb.
The victory song of Moses in Exodus 15:3 set the stage, beautifully mirrored in Revelation 15:3; Ezekiel 16:63 for Israel's atonement -need to read whole chapter; Jesus words in Matthew 15:24; Galatians 4:4; Hebrews 9:15 and an understanding that the plural personal pronouns* in both testaments, where someone has to inherit, are not addressed to humanity, but only to the flock of Jacob, God's inheritance, the seed of Abraham destined to become a blessing to ALL families of the earth dead or alive.
* Please click here to see how.
As Paul said after that completely misused Romans 5:12 in verse 13: for until the Law sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law, which is very much in sync with his earlier inspired comment in 4:15: because the law brings about wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression.
After Israel's Messiah had come exclusively to and for Israel, Gentiles were added to that little flock of heirs to make up the numbers.
They are the kingdom and the ultimate multi-ethnic (Galatians 3:28-29) seed of Abraham that will rule over (epi) the earth -Revelation 5:9-10 see my epi essay.
The OT virtually screams at the seeker of wisdom and truth that God's promises can be trusted.
The theme of the whole of God's precious Scriptures is basically:
Trust Me! What I promise, I deliver!
He set the scene of humanity's purpose and future in Genesis. When Adam failed to listen to good dietary advice, Jehovah set a process in motion that would produce His originally purposed result.
The seed of Abraham were to ultimately be the means to do hat. The promised and stated purpose of God will not ever fail. Here is Jehovah's Trust Me! principle:
10 For just as the pouring rain descends, and the snow, from the heavens and does not return to that place, unless it actually saturates the earth and makes it produce and sprout, and seed is actually given to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so my word that goes forth from my mouth will prove to be. It will not return to me without results, but it will certainly do that in which I have delighted, and it will have certain success in that for which I have sent it.. . . (Isaiah 55:10-11)
and here reiterated to Christians:
13 For when God made his promise to Abraham, since he could not swear by anyone greater, he swore by himself, 14 saying: "Assuredly in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply you." 15 And thus after [Abraham] had shown patience, he obtained [this] promise. 16 For men swear by the one greater, and their oath is the end of every dispute, as it is a legal guarantee to them. 17 In this manner God, when he purposed to demonstrate more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his counsel, stepped in with an oath, 18 in order that, through two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to the refuge may have strong encouragement to lay hold on the hope set before us. 19 This [hope] we have as an anchor for the soul, both sure and firm, and it enters in within the curtain, 20 where a forerunner has entered in our behalf, Jesus, who has become a high priest according to the manner of Melchizedek forever. (Hebrews 6:13-20)
Isaiah 53 and Jeremiah 31 along with Ezekiel 16 mentioned above are essential reading, quite apart from the rest of the prophets along with Genesis & Exodus.
Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 27-32 are especially pertinent in understanding the Messianic solution, while remembering that all the prophets spoke only in the context of Israel's salvation, so that they could continue to run with the Abrahamic promises.
The Bible's contention is that the drama of Abraham's virtual sacrifice of his only begotten son is the prophetic pre-enactment of Jehovah offering His only Begotten heavenly Son who was His very first creation and thus a creature as in a created being -not the Hollywood version.
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are upon earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things he may have the pre-eminence. (Colossians 1:15-18) -Webster 1833
All things were made through him not by him as Trinitarians would have it, though by is not devoid of a through definition. The heavenly only begotten son of God was the means for whom and through him all things were created -more of Colossians 1&2 needs to be read here.
It is also of prime importance to therein note the active verb to be with reference to the Christ in Colossians 2:3: 3, which was penned more than 2 decades after the resurrection*: in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge and could therefore never apply to the son of man Jesus, as Trinitarians would love it to.
* no, I am not contradicting myself here’ That was the restoration of God's heavenly only-begotten son offered for Israel, not the son of man and saving sheep Jesus who substituted and was sacrificed for him.
In the fulfillment of the Abrahamic drama, Abraham pictured Jehovah, Isaac His Only
Begotten Heavenly Son, while the sheep that ultimately took Isaac's place, pictured
the lamb Jesus who took away the sin of Israel's world as well as being their second
Passover Lamb: 1 Corinthians 5:7: For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed
for us. NAS
Why? Because to allow the firstborn son of god Israel (Exodus 4:22) to be passed over once again when God's wrath was to be executed or visited upon his adulterous wife by her having to be stoned to death for her adulteries, while in the role of first born son of god, Israel was not to miss out on the inheritance.
A marvelous intricate weaving indeed of the fabric of God's purpose.
Yes Israel, as Jehovah's adulterous wife, was indeed stoned to death in the manner
described under the law. This time it was the stone of stumbling, the stone-mass
of offence, the corner stone Jesus Christ that was instrumental in her execution,
but also God's firstborn son Israel's final Atonement, second Passover salvation,
since, as Paul so clearly has it in Romans 6:7:
For he who has died has been acquitted* from [his] sin. NWT reference edition
* Lit., "has been justified." Gr., de·di·kai´o·tai.
Israel was that Vineyard* of Jesus parable in Matthew 21:33-45 and Luke 20:9-19, where that stoning is readily in evidence.
* Isaiah 5:1-7
The reading in Matthew 21:43 has been messed with by the white-washed, since Israel is both the vineyard and the kingdom. The rendering of verse 43 is contextually out of place and contradicted by Jesus who explained it and the fact that Israel's leaders and shepherds clearly understood that it was they who were the workers in that Israel vineyard who were to be replaced and not the nation. Ezekiel 34 had already prophesied that Israel's shepherds were to be replaced and not the flock.
The lamb Jesus became a curse in place of Israel.
. . ." 13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"), NKJV (Galatians 3:13)
4 But when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5 in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. NAS (Galatians 4:4-5)
What was the curse upon Israel? The curse of the Law exacerbated by their continually transgressing it. As Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:56: The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; Yes, not some legacy from Adam.
The law enslaved them in the manner of Hagar's servitude: Galatians 4:21-28.
The curse in Revelation, though removed or canceled for the whole nation of Israel by Christ's death, is only finally lifted off every individual making up heavenly Jerusalem (multi-ethnic Israel), when all members of the firstborn Israel have completed their earthly sojourn faithfully and are seated in the Kingdom to carry out their assigned duties for the 1000 years.
Revelation 22:3: And there shall no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His bond-servants shall serve Him; 4 and they shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. 5 And there shall no longer be any night; and they shall not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God shall illumine them; and they shall reign forever and ever.
Where no more curse? Why on the heavenly city Jerusalem where the Apostles are the foundation stones and the pearly gates the 12 tribes of Israel. Yes, the city of the firstborn, here from the NWT:
Hebrews 12:22-23 But you have approached a Mount Zion and a city of [the] living God, heavenly Jerusalem, and myriads of angels, 23 in general assembly, and the congregation of the firstborn .
Not Jesus, who was just Mary’s firstborn son*, but certainly as he represented Jehovah’s firstborn son Israel (Exodus 4:22).
*Matthew 1:25; Luke 2:7.
That firstborn son was presented in the first instance to the world of mankind at the Exodus when they became the nation or world of Israel (Strong's 2889) at their bilateral kingdom covenant (Exodus 19:3-8).
Then came a marriage-like covenant between Jehovah and Israel, which was a about family Law culminating in a marriage celebration and feast where animals were sacrificed and eaten as was a signatory custom at the time, as per Exodus 24 . . . until their demolishing divorce by Babylon.
In the second instance was when this same Firstborn Son of God was presented to the world of mankind (Strong's 3625) a second time, but now in the person of Jesus who had become Israel representatively in every aspect of his life:
Hebrews 1:6 But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: "Let all the angels of God worship Him." NKJV (capitalized Him in keeping with Trinitarianism)
In this verse have the white-washed of Christianity misplaced again in many translations, not having a clue of the identity of the firstborn here.
However the sentence But when he again brings the firstborn into the world, begs the question: did that happen before and if yes when? Well, the first time at their Exodus from Egypt the second time as with the first:
14 When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for
15 and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Out of Egypt I called My Son."
Out of Egypt*, through the Jordan*, exquisite obedience to the law*, and execution*, stoning*.
* Matthew 2:14-15 noted above; Hosea 11:1:
"When Israel was a child, I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.
* Joshua Chapter 3; Matthew 3:13-17;
* 1 Peter 2:22
* Luke 22:37; John 19:28-30;
** Luke 20:16-18; Isaiah 53 -please note that the plural personal pronouns are all about Israel, not mankind.
So much more might be said and actually is on other pages.