This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
Who was Jesus Christ?
The significance of the name - a beautiful blend of promise and trust:
Strong's 2424 Iesous of Hebrew origin 03091 Jesus =" Jehovah is salvation"
Strong's 03091 AV-Joshua 218; 218 Joshua or Jehoshua =" Jehovah is salvation"
The holy Scriptures, given to Israel for their benefit and ultimately as part of the blessing this Seed of Abraham were to bring to all the families of the earth, ought to present a clear picture of God's purpose respecting Israel and the role of their Messiah or Christ –Isaiah 48:17-18
Why is there so much confusion about the clear unambiguous message about Israel's Messiah?
The trinity, overlaid on to the apostate doctrine of generic man's inherited sin, death and depravity, has wrought havoc among scholars and translators; so much so as to give rise to this conundrum, not meant to be in any way facetious, but just food for thought:
Who was/is Jesus: High Priest? Mediator? Testator? God? Sacrificial Lamb?
If he was High Priest and Sacrifice, did the High Priest kill himself? Did God commit suicide? Was the Lamb a High Priest? Did the Lamb kill the High Priest? Was the Lamb the Testator? Did the Testator have to die? If the Mediator is dead who mediates now? If the sacrificial Lamb Jesus died, who is in heaven now? If one of them died, is there still a Trinity? Was the Lamb resurrected? Has the ransom therefore been returned to the Ransomer? If the Lamb was God and the Lamb has not been resurrected, is God dead? If God was resurrected, who resurrected Him?
One could add: Was there a sheep in heaven that came down? Is there an Only-Begotten-Sheep?
Did Mary in fact give birth to a sheep? — Always thought that Mary had a little
lamb was a tale for children told by fairies —. Did a sheep go back up to heaven?
Why? Are there other sheep in heaven? What do sheep do up there?
Grassing on the naughty ones?
Jesus was not a descendant of Adam because life was not passed down the procreative line of fathers to him from Adam, while generically of the human race via Mary who provided all the ingredient mater-ial -Luke 3:23-38.
One can almost hear the protesting shouts of the offended:
Not a descendant of Adam? How preposterous!
As for God's only begotten angelic Son, the first angel, falsely referred to as Jesus by apostate Christianity, God provided both the mater-ial or matter necessary to compose, make, create the being's spirit structure and then gave it life to produce a living spirit creature or, if creature seems unpalatable to superstitious oversensitivity, a living spirit being.
Nevertheless, a created being is and will always be a creature without the evil slant placed upon it by fiction writers and filmmakers.
Now back to the identity of the son of man i.e. the completely and utterly human being Jesus:
Like all living beings was Jesus a creature, a created being.
So are angels, worms, lions, elephants, dogs and ants. OK?
Does God, you know the one who created all living things/beings, desires/desired humans to worship any one of these wonderful created things/beings ever?
No! How do we know?
Why, because the Law given exclusively to Israel told them not to. Here from Exodus 20:4-6:
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them; for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous* God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children*, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me, 6 and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
* Here from http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=jealousy —––-
c.1200, of God; c.1300, of persons, from O.Fr. jalousie "enthusiasm, love, longing, jealousy" (12c.), from jalos (see ). Meaning "zeal, fervor, devotion" is late 14c.
1766, French, lit. "jealousy" (see ), from notion of looking through blinds without being seen.
late 13c., from O.Fr. envie "envy, jealousy, rivalry" (10c.), from L. invidia "envy, jealousy," from invidus "envious," from invidere "envy," earlier "look at (with malice), cast an evil eye upon," from in- "upon" (see (2)) + videre "to see" (see ). Similar formations in Avestan nipashnaka "envious," also "look at;" O.C.S. zavideti "to envy," from videti "to see;" Lith. pavydeti "to envy," related to veizdeti "to see, to look at." The verb is late 14c., from O.Fr. envier. Related: Envied; envying.
c.1200, gelus, later jelus (early 14c.), "possessive and suspicious," originally in the context of sexuality or romance; in general use late 14c.; also in a more positive sense, "fond, amorous, ardent," from c.1300, from O.Fr. jalos "keen, zealous; avaricious; jealous" (12c., Mod.Fr. jaloux), from L.L. zelosus, from zelus "zeal," from Gk. zelos, sometimes "jealousy," but more often in a good sense ("emulation, rivalry, zeal"). See . In biblical language (early 13c.) "tolerating no unfaithfulness."
Most of the words for 'envy' ... had from the outset a hostile force, based on 'look at' (with malice), 'not love,' etc. Conversely, most of those which became distinctive terms for 'jealousy' were originally used also in a good sense, 'zeal, emulation.' [Buck, pp.1138-9]
Among the ways to express this in other tongues are Swed. svartsjuka, lit. "black-sick," from phrase bara svarta strumpor "wear black stockings," also "be jealous." Dan. skinsyg "jealous," lit. "skin-sick," is from skind "hide, skin" said to be explained by Swedish dialectal expression fa skinn "receive a refusal in courtship."
* to be seen exclusively in the context of Deuteronomy 24:16 and the entire chapter 18 of Ezekiel as a normal course of children's behaviour who frequently emulate their fathers/parents and reap the same consequences/repercussions/rewards.
Did Israel obey that commandment in Exodus 20:4-6?
No, as one can see here from a series of verses of Romans 1 which the guilt merchants commonly apply to the world in general and the nations or Gentiles in particular since Paul had written this to the Romans:
The Israel Indictment in Romans Chapter 1
This is about those who knew Jehovah but refused to recognise and obey Him:
19 because that which is known of God is manifest in them; for God manifested*
it unto them.
* Israel knew, because it had been manifested to them via the manifests of the Law of Moses.
20 For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world* are clearly
seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power
and divinity; that they may be without excuse:
* Strong's 2889 kosmos – the world of Israel – God's Government and decoration.
21 because that, knowing God*, they glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks;
but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened.
* There you are, Israel knew alright.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four–footed beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts unto uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves:
25 for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working unseemliness, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due.
28 And even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 without understanding, covenant–breakers, without natural affection, unmerciful:
32 who, knowing the ordinance of God*, that they that practise such things are worthy
of death, not only do the same, but also consent with them that practise them.
* There you are, again. It was Israel who knew, not Gentile Romans or other Gentiles.
Herein follow some verses of one of the Apostle Paul's most significant epistles, addressed specifically to those for whom the Messiah Jesus had actually and exclusively come, the Hebrews, which significantly contribute to the above stated enigma. Not always the fault of the translators, beholden to their own theology and/or that of those who funded their efforts.
(I really wanted to use a version that melds the Catholic Douay for its consistent
use of Testament in the NT without adding covenant as a distracting supplement, like
and NAS. Instead I shall use the NKJV and use coloured text where deemed necessary.)
Hebrews chapter 6:
19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil,
20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become <1096>* (5637) High Priest forever <1519> <165> according to the order of Melchizedek.
* The numbers indicate Greek word definitions from Strong's dictionary.
Please find these at the end of this document.
In the foregoing we have a perfect example of the dumbing down of Christianity by those ostensibly entrusted to convey God's word to the confused masses.
Jesus born, of a woman under the Mosaic Law was the victim in his God-ordained role as an atonement sacrifice as well as a Passover lamb to be killed and eaten, but in the foregoing verses we have Paul say that the victim Jesus became a High Priest after he had died.
Well, here is the evidence straight from the manual: John 6:54-56; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Galatians 4:4; Ezekiel 16:63; Daniel 9:24;
Note: (the word atonement has no NT presence except by implication, OT shadows and, YES, the verb Redeem! and, YES, the noun Redemption! My Goodness! and wasn’t Israel continually redeemed through the annual atonement sacrifices which, I know this is difficult for apostate Christianity: Redeemed them! Which Jesus superbly did one last time as Israel’s final atonement animal and second Passover lamb)
But to continue . . .
Hebrews chapter 7:1-3; 13-27
1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
2 to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated "king of righteousness," and then also king of Salem, meaning "king of peace,"
3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life*, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually.
Jesus clearly had a beginning:
1 But he(Joseph) had no intercourse with her until she gave birth to a son; and he called his name Jesus. (Matthew 1:25)
5 . . . Mary, who had been given him in marriage as promised, at present heavy with child. 6 While they were there, the days came to the full for her to give birth.. (Luke 2:5-6)
21 Now when eight days came to the full for circumcising him, his name was also called Jesus, the name called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. (Luke 2:21)
4 But when the full limit of the time arrived, God sent forth his Son, who came to be out of a woman and who came to be under law, 5 that he might release by purchase those under law, that we, in turn, might receive the adoption as sons.. . . (Galatians 4:4-5)
* simply means unknown and unknowable historically, whereas Jesus did have a historically
verifiable beginning, parents and end of life indeed.
Later Jehovah proudly acknowledged paternity of a human being who could not have existed prior to his birth from out of a woman with: “you are my Son, the beloved; I have approved you.”. . . (Luke 3:22) - NWT '84 edition
But to continue with Hebrews chapter 7:13-27 from the New King James Version:
13 For He of whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no man has officiated at the altar.
14 For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.
15 And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest
16 who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life.
17 For He testifies: "you are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."
18 For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness,
19 for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
20 And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath
21 (for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him: "The LORD has sworn And will not relent, ‘you are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek’ "),
22 by so much more Jesus has become a surety (pledge NWT) of a better covenant (Greek: Testament).
Yes, because the first testamental covenant was inaugurated with a sacrifice and thus became operational. Likewise here, where the spilled blood of Jesus Christ inaugurated the new testament.
23 Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing.
24 But He, because He continues forever <1519> <165>, has an unchangeable priesthood.
25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;
27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up <399> (5660) Himself <1438>.
Why for his own sins? Did not 1 Peter 2:22 clearly state that Jesus on a personal level" . . . committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth"? Yet because he was, not represented, disobedient Israel, Jesus became the sin of that adulterous nation for which she had to be executed. So for his own sins then, is entirely appropriate for he was sinful Israel.
Israel' sins were his sins for which he had to die.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the
righteousness of God in Him.
1 Peter 2:24
who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins,
might live for righteousness––by whose stripes you were healed.
Did any of these High Priests under the OT ever offer themselves?
So, did they not rather offer up the blood of a victim other than themselves?
Anyway, who was that sacrifice? Why, in that same letter to the Hebrews Paul said this in 10:10: By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Ah, so the anointed Jesus was the victim here. The High Priest was neither the victim nor did he offer himself, but rather he himself offered the sacrifice as indeed did the High Priests under the law when they offered animals and not themselves.
Hebrews chapter 8:1-7; 13
1 Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,
2 a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected,
and not man.
3 For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this One also have something to offer.
Those High Priests under the OT would never have sacrificed themselves even in the absence of animal victims. No, they needed to have something to offer. To repeat the point made earlier, it was the human being, Jesus the Christ and Jew who was the sacrifice offered by the Heavenly High Priest who was that now restored Only Begotten god/Son the Archangel Michael as he presented the real/value of/virtual blood of the still and forever dead Jesus to Jehovah God in the heavenly precinct.
Yes Jesus the son of man was the one anointed for a future position, but it was the heavenly Only Begotten who took up that appointment inherited from the victim Jesus son of man who must remain forever dead for the lives saved to remain saved.
The anointed (Christ) Jesus was dead and could therefore not be alive to offer the sacrifice of himself. Furthermore Jesus had been anointed, thus becoming the Christ or anointed one for the positions of King over the Israel of God in the flesh and High Priest for the single event of offering the life Jesus for their redemption. But he was dead!
Not all was lost however, since the anointing transferred from the now dead Christ Jesus to Jehovah's only begotten son/god* (John 1:18 – NAS – NWT and NKJV footnote) who, very different from Jesus Christ, was without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, as the firstborn of all creation. As that firstborn of all Creation he must have and did have a beginning, but that is and remains historically unknown and unknowable.
* Just an angelic son, he was elevated to full sonship, after Jesus had died, for
not resisting to be
offered in sacrifice for the world of God's firstborn son Israel - John 3:16; thus offering himself
Colossians 1:15 And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation NAS.
Isn't that so very deliciously interesting and indeed very clear from Scripture even without the NWT's rendering. Since he was born as the first and only direct creation by God he was instrumental in fashioning all else in the universe under the Creator's exquisite guiding hand.
4 For if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law;
That Law having ended 28 years before the apostle Paul had written this epistle to the Hebrews.
5 who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, "See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain."
6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator
of a better covenant (Greek: Testament), which was established on better promises.
Hebrews chapter 9:6-3; 13-28
6 Now when these things had been thus prepared, the priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services.
7 But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance;
8 the Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing.
9 It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience––
10 concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.
11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.
12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh,
14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Please note that Israel was the Testator that had to die for the last will and testament to be validated so that others could inherit the promises and more. (translating the Greek word for last will and testament with covenant misleadingly obfuscates the realities – The Witnesses even state that Jesus was the testator, as they also allege Moses was, with the animal sacrifice killed instead.
15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant (Greek: Testament), by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant (Greek: Testament), that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
16 For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
17 For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives.
18 Therefore not even the first covenant (Greek: Testament) was dedicated without blood.
19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
20 saying, "This is the blood of the covenant (Greek: Testament) which God has commanded you."
21 Then likewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry.
22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.
23 Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
25 not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another–
26 He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
Hebrews chapter 10:9-20;
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.
11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
12 But this Man*, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,
13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool.
14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,
16 "This is the covenant (Greek: Testament) that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"
17 then He adds, "Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more."
18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.
19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil (curtain), that is, His flesh,
* Man has no manuscript presence here, nor can a man have one in heaven and especially
Jesus in any shape or form, because he is and shall remain forever dead so that those for
whom he surrendered his life retain theirs.
Interestingly, the heavenly Christ is never called Jesus the Nazarene. Why? Simply because Jesus the Nazarene is, and forever remains, dead.
Neither is he referred to in heaven as son of Mary for the same reason.
What is more, Jesus neither wears the label/name Word of God, nor is he in fact, as he is generally falsely referred to in heaven and on earth.
How do I know? Why, just as you can via the Scriptures:
2 Corinthians 1:18-22
The Root of David was resurrected, but the offspring of David was not resurrected for the sacrifice to remain valid.
The root of David, however, the only-begotten archangel Michael through whom everything was made by the Creator Jehovah, including Adam and the line of descent leading to king David, was not killed by the Romans at the behest of the Jews according to God's will and purpose, but was potentially* sacrificed by Jehovah to save His firstborn son Israel, pending Jesus' obedient proxy role as the Atonement and Passover lamb in lieu.
* As far as Jehovah was concerned, Israel was dead due to their transgressions; a
valley of dead bones. When Jesus, the last Adam, yielded up the spirit or animating life
force, it became a life-giving spirit for Jehovah's firstborn son Israel:
1 Corinthians 15:45 so also it hath been written, ‘The first man Adam became a living creature,’ the last Adam is for a life-giving spirit,
Though Jehovah had now and in this manner bequeathed repentance and forgiveness to His firstborn son Israel, individuals still needed to avail themselves of that enlivening spirit by acknowledging the saving grace of Jehovah and the roles played by both His only begotten son and that of Jesus the sheep dying instead.
This is precisely what happened to Abraham's Only Begotten Son Isaac. Helplessly tied to the altar, he was very much alive as the slaughtering knife was poised to strike, when Jehovah intervened.
Abraham sacrificed the lamb/sheep provided by God, in gratitude for Isaac retaining his life.
The heavenly only Begotten of God likewise remained helplessly tied to the Altar of obedience to God's will, while the substituting lamb, the body of Jesus Christ was being prepared on earth -Hebrews 10:7-18.
Note: in connection with verses 12-13, you will need to contextually go to Psalm 110:1-2, for no man shall ever sit next to God in heaven, especially not after having died as a sacrifice instead of the arch angel (chief messenger) Michael actually offered, who shall sit next to his father Jehovah in heaven as the Psalm indicated, but now as a full-blown son as the first of the god-kind family of Jehovah and not just a chief messenger and first sole-begotten living creature of a servile messenger kind and NOT God's divine family of one: Jehovah himself.
Jesus was that body Jehovah had provided to save His only begotten heavenly son whom God had placed on the altar of His will to be both
1. executed in place of His adulterous wife Israel and
2. serve as a second Passover and final Atonement sacrifice for His firstborn son*.
Jesus was that stone mass (Gr. Petra) that was to pulverize those who rejected him:
Luke 20:16-18; Matthew 21:42-46
In this manner Israel the wife was stoned to death as their Law prescribed for adulterous
* Exodus 4:22
Now a look at that prepared body of Hebrews 10:5-10 also dealt with on another page:
5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world*, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, But a body didst thou prepare for me; 6 In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hadst no pleasure: 7 ¶ Then said I, Lo, I am come (In the roll of the book it is written of me) To do thy will, O God. 8 Saying above, Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein (the which are offered according to the law), 9 then hath he said, Lo, I am come to do thy will. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 By which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. ASV
* The world here is Israel’s organized arrangement of things, government and decoration
of God (world
Strong’s 2889 kosmos) and not the world of chapter 1 verse 6, which encompasses the whole world of
mankind (Strong’s 3625) into which God presented His firstborn son Israel the first time (Exodus 4:22).
* Jehovah God the Father of
* His Only begotten son who was to die in place of God's firstborn Israel (John 3:16; Exodus 4:22)
* The prepared body of the sacrificial lamb, the son of man Jesus the Nazarene who died instead.
Now who is the he, here in Hebrews 10:5-10?
Why, the Only Begotten offered for God's firstborn son Israel — Exodus 4:22.
Because the atonement sheep/Jesus substituted for that adulterous nation Israel, it/he will not be resurrected for Israel's death to be completed reality and for the ransom to remain paid.
Just like the sheep caught in the thicket served as a sacrifice to God in gratitude for staying Abraham's executional knife, so the gift of Jesus the sheep stayed the execution of His firstborn son Israel by becoming their sin and dying in him.
Jesus can never have been restored to life therefore, for Jehovah's only begotten to continue his life into all eternity.
End of this Essay