An Israelite, Matthew was a tax-collector at Capernaum in Galilee. His business was to collect the toll on merchandise passing through Galilee and Perea for Herod II. It was a comparatively lucrative business, so it cost him something to give it up and follow Yahshua Christ.
He was with Christ from the beginning of His ministry and one of the witnesses in the background.
The book of Matthew reveals the anticipation of Christ by the children of Jacob Israel. It also reveals the fear of Christ by the children of Esau, the Edomites.
The distinctive emphasis of Matthew was that he knew the Old Testament and saw in Yahshua that unique figure whose coming into the world linked Him with the two most important and unconditional Covenants of promise – those made with Abraham and David – and his opening words emphasize this.
Although Hebrew and Aramaic were still used, Greek was the language of the time.
Matthew also issued a written Gospel among the Hebrews in their own dialect, while Peter and Paul were preaching at Rome, and laying the foundations of the assembly.
Mistranslations and errors will be shown by referring to the original Greek.
Matthew 1:1 The book of the generation (descent) of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
This very first verse is a statement of RACE. The meaning is descent.
The “churches” teach that this word 'generation' means 'of that time'.
Psalm 132:11 Yahweh hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
Statements of race, a pure body will produce pure fruit. David was not of the 'generation' of the time of Christ. He was of the same RACE.
Adam through Abraham was of the same 'generations' (race).
These verses though verse 16 prove Joseph's line.
1:2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
1:3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
1:4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
1:5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
1:6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
1:7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
1:8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
1:9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
KJV failed to include Ahaziah, Joash, and Amaziah.
1:10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
1:11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
Jehoiakim is missing.
1:12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
Zerubbable rebuilt the temple at Jerusalem in 516 BC.
1:13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
1:14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
1:15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
1:16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
1:17 So all the generations (offspring) from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as His mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together (consummation), she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. (Deut 24:1)
Matthew provides sufficient genealogical evidence to show that Yahshua Christ indeed stood in line and inherited the rightful claim to rule from Joseph – his lawful father. If one thinks about it, this is exactly the way in which the children of Cain came to claim the inheritance of Adam, long beforetime in the Garden of Eden. In fact all of the circumstances of the birth of the Christ mirror those of the birth of Cain which caused a need for the Christ! When Adam accepted Eve, he accepted Cain in her womb and Cain became his first-born heir. When Joseph acceded to the instructions of the angel and accepted Mary, he accepted Christ in her womb as his first-born heir!
From The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden, “The Protevangelion” 10:1-10: “1 And when her sixth month was come, Joseph returned from his building houses abroad, which was his trade, and entering into the house, found the Virgin grown big: 2 Then smiting upon his face, he said, With what face can I look up to the Lord my God? or, what shall I say concerning this young woman? 3 For I received her a Virgin out of the temple of the Lord my God! and have not preserved her such! 4 Who has thus deceived me? Who has committed this evil in my house, and seducing the Virgin from me, hath defiled her? 5 Is not the history of Adam exactly accomplished in me? 6 For in the very instant of his glory, the serpent came and found Eve alone, and seduced her. 7 Just after the same manner it has happened to me. 8 Then Joseph arising from the ground, called her, and said, O thou who hast been so much favoured by God, why hast thou done this? 9 Why hast thou thus debased thy soul, who wast educated in the Holy of Holies, and received thy food from the hand of angels? 10 But she, with a flood of tears, replied, I am innocent, and have known no man.” No matter what we think about this apocryphal book, it can surely be demonstrated to be of great antiquity, and its author knew the story of the Bible.
1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of Yahweh appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name YAHSHUA: for He shall save his people from their sins.
Yah means God, Shua means saves, hence God Saves, Yahshua.
Exodus 23:21 Beware of Him, and obey His voice, provoke Him not; for He will not pardon your transgressions: for My name (Yahweh) is in Him.
The name 'Joshua' means the same thing as Yahshua, and is a parallel symbol. Joshua led the people into the Promised Land, Christ will lead us into the Kingdom.
1:22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of Yahweh by the prophet, saying,
1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (Is 7:14)
This verse is stating that 'they' (the people) will refer to Him as 'God walks with us'.
The manuscripts do not say 'His name', it simply reads '...and they shall call Him Emmanuel' (which is an interpretation as verse 23 states).
1:24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of Yahweh had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: (Ex 13:2)
1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called His name YAHSHUA .
The angel commanded him to call Him Yahshua.
The word 'knew, or know' means to have sex.
A note about the lives of Josiah vs. Hezekiah.
Josiah was a good king. He died young at 39. Israel did not deserve a good ruler at the time.
Hezekiah was a evil king. He was granted an additional 15 years. Sinners are given time to repent.
The conspiracy against the Christ.
In the Revelation at 12:4 we see “And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, in order that when she should give birth he may devour her child.“
The dragon here is represented by the historical Herod the Great, for only he attempted to murder the Christ child as soon as he was born, as we find recorded here in Matthew. The fact that Herod represents the dragon is quite profound once we discover that he was not an Israelite, but an Edomite by race. That Herod was indeed of the seed of Esau is fully apparent in the pages of the Judaean historian, Flavius Josephus, where it is attested to directly or indirectly at least five times, and those instances shall be cited here:
Josephus, Antiquities, 14:8: But there was a certain friend of Hyrcanus, an Idumean, called Antipater (Father of Herod), who was very rich, and in his nature an active and a seditious man; who was at enmity with Aristobulus, and had differences with him on account of his goodwill to Hyrcanus.
When Herod secured power in Judaea, he put all of the principle men of the land to death, who were connected to the Hasamoneans (the Maccabees). Later, he murdered his own wife and several of his own sons. Not long before his own death, after a failed sedition against him, he again had all of the principle men of Judaea gathered into the Hippodrome, and had them all slain. This would have been right around the time of the birth of Christ, and surely would have been a distraction from any of his other misdeeds. Herod died in 1 B.C., only a little over a year or so after Christ was born.
Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Note: Nowhere is it stated that there were 3 wise men.
The Magi were Parthians descended from Pharez (Judah).
2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
2:3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
2:5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, (Micah 5:1-3)
2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, art not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule My people Israel. (John 7:42, Rev 2:27)
2:7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found Him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship Him also.
Here Herod was lying about worshiping Him. The enmity of Gen 3:15 was in his blood.
2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary His mother, and fell down, and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Psalm 72:10 The kings of Tarshish (Spain) and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
The generations of Adam as well as the tribes of Israel had spread out and settled as far a Spain and Asia Minor by this time.
2:12 And being warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of Yahweh appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and His mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy Him.
2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
Christ, being described as a young child, would have been about 2 years old.
2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of Yahweh by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called My Son.
Hosea 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
Christ was a child of Jacob's. Of his race. Of his seed.
2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
2:18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. (Jer 31:15)
2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of Yahweh appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
2:20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.
2:21 And he arose, and took the young child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.
Herod was succeeded by his son, Herod Archelaus, who was twice as wicked as his father, and deposed by the Romans after a few years of rule.
2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:
2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
That Christ was to be called a Nazarene, is a literal interpretation of the Hebrew word for branch, which is netzar, Strong's number H5342, which is translated branch at Isaiah 11:1. This word also apparently gave the town of Nazareth its name.
Lamentations 4:7 Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:
Jesus was NOT a Jew. Herod was a Jew.
Scripture cannot be understood if you do not understand the characters. Gen 3:15 explains it best. Follow the line of Seth and you reach Us today, the anglo-saxon race. Adam's race.
Follow the line of Cain and later Esau and you reach The JEWS, a mixed, and perverted race. Satan's race.
First, in the 6th century BC the Edomites had made league with the Babylonians and then assisted them in the destruction of Jerusalem. Speaking of this very thing is Psalm 137:7, which exclaims: “Remember, O YAHWEH, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.” Likewise, from the Septuagint, from 1 Esdras 4:45 we read: “Thou also hast vowed to build up the temple, which the Edomites burned when Judea was made desolate by the Chaldees.”
After the deportations of the last of Judah by the Babylonians, it is evident that those same Edomites moved into the land.
Ezekiel chapters 35 and 36 discuss the Edomite takeover of lands formerly belonging to Israel and Judah.
Today most of the world's people perceive the goings-on in Palestine as the struggle of Israel for their ancient land. But the Jews are not Israel, they are Edom, who as Malachi says is returning to build the waste places, and Yahweh will not be tricked.
Josephus, Antiquities Book 13: “257 Hyrcanus took also Dora and Marissa, cities of Idumea, and subdued all the Idumeans (Edomites); and permitted them to stay in that country, if they would submit to circumcision, and make use of the laws of the Judaeans; 258 and they were so desirous of living in the country of their forefathers, that they submitted to the right of circumcision, and of the rest of the Judaean ways of living; at which time, therefore, this befell them, that they were hereafter considered to be Judaeans.” (Rev 2:9, 3:9) The blasphemy of them which say they are Judaeans, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
1 Maccabees 2:46 states: “And what children soever they found within the coast of Israel uncircumcised, those they circumcised valiantly.” From the first days of the Maccabees, they were circumcising children by Geography, and not by ethnicity, and it can be shown in history and in Scripture that many other peoples lived within the “coasts of Israel”.
The children of Israel were circumcised to distinguish themselves from the other races.
This is one of the ways how the Edomites infiltrated the priesthood of Israel.
Malachi prophesied of John the Baptist, the central figure of Matthew chapter 3, and he also prophesied of a coming corrupt priesthood.
See Malachi 1:1-4, 2:8, 3:1 The last part of Malachi is an end-time prophecy which in part parallels Obadiah.
In the Old Testament, washing of the body is seen of the priests before they enter into the temple to do service and to make sacrifice. From Leviticus 8:4-6: “4 And Moses did as Yahweh commanded him; and the assembly was gathered together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 5 And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which Yahweh commanded to be done. 6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water.” And from Numbers 8:21-22: “And the Levites were purified, and they washed their clothes; and Aaron offered them as an offering before Yahweh; and Aaron made an atonement for them to cleanse them. 22 And after that went the Levites in to do their service in the tabernacle of the congregation before Aaron, and before his sons: as Yahweh had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did they unto them.” All of Numbers chapter 8 describes the cleansing of the Levites. Aside from these passages concerning the priests, or certain occasions where people are instructed in what to do upon exposure to diseases or corpses, or certain other circumstances, there is no other ritual cleansing of the body required, Remember the words of Yahweh in Malachi chapter 3, “and he shall purify the sons of Levi”:John the Baptist was also a Levite, so he could fulfill the priestly role of cleansing which Moses the Levite had done first, long before him. It is apparent, that Yahshua coming to be the final ritual sacrifice for the children of Israel, the prophecy and baptism of John – for the sons of Levi – was also symbolic of the Old Testament law. That is why John was sent to baptize the sons of Levi – so that Christ could be properly sacrificed! Now Israel has been cleansed of all their sins by Christ Himself, as foretold by the prophets, and they have no need of any further cleansing.
In Christianity, the priests were cleansed before the sacrifice, not the people, and John the Baptist fulfilled that. We have taken the power to cleanse our sins which belongs to the sacrifice – which is what Yahshua is – and we have wrongly transferred it to the priests themselves, who merely conducted the ritual! We are cleansed through Yahshua's sacrifice, and not through the rituals of the priests! Immersion with truth and understanding is being baptized by the Word.
Water and a man can do nothing for you. There is no priesthood anymore, Christ is our reigning High Priest.
Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching (proclaiming) in the wilderness of Judaea,
3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Dan 2:44)
3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Prince, make His paths straight. (Is 40:3)
3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
3:5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
3:6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing (acknowledging) their sins. (Acts 19:4,18)
3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation (race) of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
John was identifying the children of Cain and Esau. The race of vipers.
3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Abraham is their father, through Esau. Esau was a Hebrew, but since he took Canaanite wives, his descendants were of mixed blood, and are known as Edomites. Vessels of destruction.
3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
The Edomite tree is Evil, an evil tree cannot produce good fruit.
3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire:
This separates the baptism of John, which was with water, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which is knowledge and understanding, and can only be received by the race of Adam.
3:12 Whose fan is in His hand, and He will throughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
Malachi 3:3 And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto Yahweh an offering in righteousness.
John was cleansing the Levitical priesthood with water baptism. Preparing the way.
3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
3:14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
3:15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered Him.
3:16 And Jesus, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him:
3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Matthew 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted (tried) of the devil.
4:2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterward an hungred.
4:3 And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4:4 But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Deut 8:3)
4:5 Then the devil taketh Him up into the holy city, and setteth Him on a pinnacle of the temple,
4:6 And saith unto Him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give His angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. (Psa 91:12)
4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt Yahweh thy God. (Deut 6:16)
4:8 Again, the devil taketh Him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world (society), and the glory of them;
4:9 And saith unto Him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship Yahweh thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.
4:11 Then the devil leaveth Him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto Him.
4:12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, He departed into Galilee;
4:13 And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
4:14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,
4:15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles (nations);
The prophecy concerning “Galilee of the Gentiles” actually refers to the “region of the Nations” of the long-dispersed Israelites, for they are the people sitting in darkness.
Isaiah 42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
4:18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
4:19 And He saith unto them, Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.
4:20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed Him.
4:21 And going on from thence, He saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them.
4:22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed Him.
4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues (assembly halls), and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
Not the “church” doctrine of “personal salvation”, which is not scriptural.
4:24 And His fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto Him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and He healed them.
4:25 And there followed Him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
Verse 1 states His students went up to Him, implying this was a small group of his students.
All of these words are instructions for “His students”.It cannot be imagined that they should be applied to His enemies, or to the ungodly. There are other scriptures which command His students concerning the ungodly, to have nothing to do with them. If one is trying to explain the Gospel to aliens, to the non-Adamic peoples, one errs from the beginning, imagining that aliens can receive the Gospel in the first place. Paul says at 1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the account of the cross is folly to those who are going to die, but to those who are being preserved, to us, it is the power of Yahweh.” According to all Scripture, the “saved” include only the Children of Israel, and Yahweh says at Amos chapter 3, speaking of the children of Israel: “1 Hear this word that Yahweh hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, 2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. 3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” If we agree not with the words of our God, we cannot walk with Him. The Bible promises destruction to all of the enemies of Yahweh our God. By our trying to somehow “save” them, as if that were possible, we set even ourselves in opposition to God.
Matthew 5:1 And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain: and when He was set, His disciples came unto Him:
5:2 And He opened His mouth, and taught them, saying,
5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
The 'poor in spirit', are a reference to dispersed Israel. The lost sheep of Israel.
Since the northern 10 tribes of Israel did not return to Judaea after the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities, they forgot who they were. Besides a remnant, most of the southern tribes of Judah did not return as well, and forgot their identity.
Poor in spirit means weak in knowledge and understanding. Lacking.
5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of Yahweh, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty (glory) for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Yahweh, that He might be glorified.
This verse is defining the family of Yahweh, the race of Adam. The garment is our skin, trees of righteousness are family trees, descendants of the 12 tribes. Yahweh planted our race, through Adam, into this world to practice Christ's example, so He might be honored.
5:5 Blessed are the meek (humble): for they shall inherit the earth.
Enoch 5:7a But for the elect there shall be light and joy and peace,
b And they shall inherit the earth.
5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
(Is 49:10, 55:1, 65:13)
5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Proverbs 10:10, from the Septuagint: “He that winks with his eyes deceitfully, procures griefs for men; but he that reproves boldly is a peacemaker.” That reproof must be according to the Word of God!
Surely God does not want us to make peace with His enemies. Deuteronomy 23:6 says “Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.”
Ezra 9:12 says “Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.”
5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
2Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.
5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
5:14 Ye are the light of the world (society). A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
You can't glorify Yahweh by “just believing”.
5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
The “churches” teach that the law was “done away with”. The only thing that was “done away with” were the Levitical rituals. Christ completed them.
5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
5:21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Murder will receive judgment. Anger without a cause toward your brethren is worse.
5:23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath something against thee;
5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Proverbs 25:8 Go not forth hastily to strive (debate), lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.
Don't be quick to judge.
5:26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: (Ex 20:14, Deut 5:18)
5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Job 31:1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
The lust or desire itself is a sin, the ACT of that lust or desire brings judgment, not the thought.
Thinking about murder is wrong, but you cannot be punished for it. Unless you act.
5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
We don't have to sever our bodies, but we can turn off the TV, we can put down the refill.
5:31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
(Deut 24:1, Jer 3:1)
5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
5:33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto Yahweh thine oaths: (Ex 20:7, Lev 19:12)
5:34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:
5:35 Nor by the earth; for it is His footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
5:36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
It is not Christian to swear or make oaths. We do not have any power to guarantee them.
5:38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on Yahweh, and He shall avenge thee.
5:40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
If you are found guilty at the law, go beyond repentance and give him more.
5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Deuteronomy 15:8 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.
5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
Yahshua is talking about our personal Israelite enemies, this discourse being to and about the children of Israel. He is not talking about His enemies – the enemies of our God.
Deuteronomy 23:6 Thou shalt not seek their (enemies of God) peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.
Psalm 8: 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
Psalm 92: 9 For, lo, thine enemies, O Yahweh, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. 10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. 11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.
Psalm 139: 21 Do not I hate them, O Yahweh, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? 22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
The enemies of God, Christians must expect God to keep them from us so long as we are willing to be obedient to His will. Yet they are not the subject here. Our personal Israelite enemies, those of our own race who wrong us, those we must be merciful towards as our Father is merciful to us. And we should be kind towards all Israelites, towards all Adamic men, and not only those who are our near kin or whom we happen to be acquainted with.
Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour (kinsmen) as thyself: I am Yahweh.
5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies (of kin), bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Alms-giving in the ancient world was with all certainty seen as a way of asking forgiveness from God for one's sins. However the alms-giving had to be without fanfare. If alms-giving was accompanied with fanfare, it was for the benefit of the giver, and not truly for the recipient, and therefore God will not reward it.
Septuagint, Sirach 40:24: Brethren and help are against time of trouble: but alms shall deliver more than them both.
Septuagint, Tobit 4:5-11: 5 My son, be mindful of Yahweh our God all thy days, and let not thy will be set to sin, or to transgress his commandments: do uprightly all thy life long, and follow not the ways of unrighteousness. 6 For if thou deal truly, thy doings shall prosperously succeed to thee, and to all them that live justly. 7 Give alms of thy substance; and when thou givest alms, let not thine eye be envious, neither turn thy face from any poor, and the face of God shall not be turned away from thee. 8 If thou hast abundance give alms accordingly: if thou have but a little, be not afraid to give according to that little: 9 For thou layest up a good treasure for thyself against the day of necessity. 10 Because that alms do deliver from death, and suffereth not to come into darkness. 11 For alms is a good gift unto all that give it in the sight of the most High.
Septuagint, Tobit 4:16-17: 16 Give of thy bread to the hungry, and of thy garments to them that are naked; and according to thine abundance give alms: and let not thine eye be envious, when thou givest alms. 17 Pour out thy bread on the burial of the just, but give nothing to the wicked.
Proverbs 21:13-14: “13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. 14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.”
Matthew 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
6:2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues (assembly halls) and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Christ takes a stab at the Jews who display this hypocrisy at the 'wailing wall'.
6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues (assembly halls) and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
In 1 Samuel chapter 1, we see that Anna's prayer was answered when her lips moved, but she spoke it not, having prayed in her heart. Likewise, the prophet Daniel prayed alone in his room, and it was not necessarily his intention that he be seen through his window by his enemies, as it is related in Daniel chapter 6. Daniel and Anna, while seen by others, were both praying privately. The apostles often prayed together, but they prayed privately, and not to make a show in front of others. Christians who insist on public prayer, or that others must pray with them, are simply looking for a crutch. They want others to see how “pious” they are, that they may justify themselves.
6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
This is a direct rebuke of what we see in Roman Catholicism, where for so-called “penance” one is instructed to repeat the same prayer any number of times, or where beads bearing idols are used to do the same.
And fools speaking in “tongue”.
6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask Him.
6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
Proverbs 30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
6:16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6:17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
Ruth 3:3 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.
6:18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Verses 16-18, again, we see that outward displays of piety are scorned.
6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Proverbs 23:4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
Seek Yahweh's wisdom and treasure.
6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
In the German language we have a word which admirably expresses this underlying spirit of all work: It is Pflichterfüllung, which means the service of the common wealth before the consideration of one's own interests. The fundamental spirit out of which this kind of activity springs is the contradistinction of 'Egotism' and we call it 'Idealism'. By this we mean to signify the willingness of the individual to make sacrifices for the community and his fellow-men ... To this kind of mentality the Aryan owes his position in the world. And the world is indebted to the Aryan mind for having developed the concept of 'mankind'; for it is out of this spirit alone that the creative force has come which in a unique way combined robust muscular power with a first-class intellect and thus created the monuments of human civilization. A.H, MK, Murphy, p 169
6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink;
nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than
6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better (valuable) than they?
6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles (heathens) seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
So why do the “churches” teach a “gospel of personal salvation”?
6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
In verses 25-34
This does not mean that we should walk around naked and hungry and thirsty. This boils down to whether or not we should put our trust in ourselves, how we can magnify ourselves or make ourselves appear before men, OR whether we want to put our faith (allegiance) in God .
This is a condemnation of hypocritical judgment. Job 27: “1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, 2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment [Job ruled over a magnificent household, and was an outstanding member of the community, but now he was humbled]; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul; 3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; 4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. 5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me. [Job was rejecting the unjust words of Bildad the Shuhite, found in chapter 25. If Job had agreed with these words, he would have been justifying Bildad. Many pastors foolishly take the words of Job's friends as Scripture, not realizing that in the dialogue they were all found wanting.] 6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live. 7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous. 8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul [meaning his life]? 9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?”
Our hope of personal gain may lead us to judge hypocritically. For instance, we are told to separate ourselves from other peoples. That is easy, when those other peoples are of low estate, and we are doing well. But what happens when an alien offers us a great business deal, or the Jew offers a low-interest loan, in our time of need and weakness? That is a form of hypocritical judgment.
Another form of hypocritical judgment is the condemnation of our brother or sister for wrongs that we ourselves may have once committed, or thought of committing. Or perhaps we would condemn our brother or sister today, but another day we may accept someone else who had done such a thing, because we like that person or that person is close to us. Because only Yahweh is perfect, only Yahweh can be our judge. Job chapter 34 discusses the righteous judgment of God, and verse 30 expresses the hope: “That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.”
In the old kingdom, the role of the king was as the ultimate judge of the people, and we see as much in the prayer of Solomon upon his becoming king, at 1 Kings 3:9 where he said: “Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?”
When our people rejected Yahweh as King, we invited hypocritical human judgment upon ourselves, and have been naturally punished by it ever since. One of the promises of Christianity is that Christ be our judge, and then we shall all be judged fairly, before God who knows all, and not before man whose judgment is clouded and partial and whose knowledge is incomplete.
Matthew 7:1 Judge (condemn) not, that ye be not judged (condemned).
7:2 For with what judgment ye judge (condemn), ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote (stick) that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote (stick) out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote (stick) out of thy brother's eye.
It is the Christian's duty to recognize and condemn sin, and to inform our brethren when they are seen in sin. Paul said in Galatians 6:1: “Brethren, even if a man should already be caught up in some transgression, you, those of the Spirit, restore such a man in a spirit of meekness, watching yourself lest also you may be tested.” When a sinner is unrepentant, we are to put him out of our community. As Paul advises in 1 Corinthians 5 to “deliver such a wretch to the Adversary, for destruction of the flesh, in order that the Spirit may be preserved in the day of the Prince.” Putting a man out of our community forces him over to the Adversary – to non-Christians and aliens – and God will use them to judge the sinner, as Paul says further on in that chapter “What is it to me to judge those outside? Not at all should you judge those within you [or among you]. 13 But those outside Yahweh judges; 'you will expel the wicked from amongst yourselves.'” We do not condemn our brethren, those Christians among us, but we separate ourselves from unrepentant sinners and pray that Yahweh judges them.
7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Nowhere in the Scripture are we told to share the Truth with swine, dogs, or beasts – and those who do are doing us a great disservice. From the Wisdom of Sirach, 12:5: “Do well unto him that is lowly, but give not to the ungodly: hold back thy bread, and give it not unto him, lest he overmaster thee thereby: for else thou shalt receive twice as much evil for all the good thou shalt have done unto him.” Even if we pretend to teach aliens the truth, they will only use it against us.
Look what happened to white America, our country's forefathers would be rolling over in their graves.
7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
7:9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
7:10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?
In verses 7-11 Yahshua told us that He came only for the sheep. Therefore we should also go only to the sheep! We have no need to deal with swine and dogs, and since He would not give His pearls to them, they have nothing for us. When those among us who claim to be of us insist upon going to reveal the truth to aliens, they show their fruits, that they are not truly of us. Rather, they are infiltrators and usurpers seeking to scatter the sheep. Indeed, the dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow that is washed to wallowing in the mire.
7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
13-14 Of course, most of us would rather believe the comfortable lie than the uncomfortable truth. We would rather walk the easy road than the hard path. We would rather listen to those who have appointed themselves over us than take up the responsibility into our own hands and study the Word of God for ourselves. This is why Luke in Acts 17:11 said of the men of Beroia, that “These were of more noble a race than those in Thessalonica, who accepted the Word with all eagerness, each day examining the writings, if these things would hold thusly.” Those seeking to enter in through the straight gate, seek to do so through the Word of Yahweh.
7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
15-20 Herod was called a fox by Christ. The Canaanite woman was called a dog. Psalm 22 prophesied that Christ was to be killed by the “power of the dog”, which referred to the Edomites in control in Jerusalem. By all of this, we know who the wolves are. Paul warned in Acts chapter 20, that after his departure “oppressive wolves shall come in ... not being sparing of the sheep”, and then he contrasted these to the false teachers who would arise among the people themselves.
7:21 Not every one that saith unto Me, Prince, Prince, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.
Hosea 8:2 Israel shall cry unto Me, My God, we know thee.
7:22 Many will say to Me in that day, Prince, Prince, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.
Friends, this is speaking about today's “churches”. Our enemy has infiltrated Christianity just like the enemy infiltrated the ancient priesthood at Christ's time. They have distorted our faith into their faith, which is Judaism. The “churches” do not teach what is in scripture.
7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth (practices) them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Why would He choose a “believer” over a “doer”?
7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Sounds like the 3 little pigs, which should be sheep. The wolf destroys that which is built without a foundation in Christ.
7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His doctrine:
7:29 For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
Matthew 8:1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
8:3 And Jesus put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
8:4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
Christ did not want to be made into a spectacle.
8:5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto Him a centurion, beseeching Him,
8:6 And saying, Prince, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
8:7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8:8 The centurion answered and said, Prince, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
8:10 When Jesus heard it, He marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
8-10 Christ seems to mean Israel in the geographic sense here, or possibly in a sense referring to those of Judaea who had kept the law and the prophets. While we know that many Greeks, Romans, Kelts, etc. were indeed descended from Israelites dispersed long beforetime, who had for the most part already forgotten their identity in their blindness, as Paul said in his epistle to the Ephesians, they were alienated from the civic life of Israel, and therefore being divorced from Yahweh they truly were not counted as Israel. As Hosea says, they were His people, but they were called “Not His people” until the time when they would accept Christ and be reconciled to God.
8:11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Nations seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
It takes faith (allegiance) to enter the Kingdom of heaven. Those that lack allegiance will be left out.
The many from east and west is a reference to the Israelites that were scattered abroad.
8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
8:14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, He saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.
8:15 And He touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His word, and healed all that were sick:
8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
1Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
8:18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave commandment to depart unto the other side.
8:19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
8:21 And another of His disciples said unto Him, Prince, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
8:22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. (1 Kings 19:20)
18-22 This is an example, that those of us who desire to follow Christ, really have no part with those of us who do not. Furthermore, those of us who do not wish to follow Him, may as well be dead. Without Him there is no life for any of us, so we should all desire to follow Him!
8:23 And when He was entered into a ship, His disciples followed Him.
8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but He was asleep.
8:25 And His disciples came to Him, and awoke Him, saying, Prince, save us: we perish.
8:26 And He saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then He arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him!
Psalm 65:7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
89:9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
The sea often represents people.
8:28 And when He was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
8:30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
8:31 So the devils besought Him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
8:32 And He said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
8:33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
8:34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw Him, they besought Him that He would depart out of their coasts.
They begged Him to scram!
Matthew 9:1 And He entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into His own city.
9:2 And, behold, they brought to Him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
9:3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
9:5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
The Edomite Jew should have seen the truth of the power of God and praised it. Rather, when they saw Yahshua heal the paralytic, their hearts were even more hardened because then their own authority was challenged.
9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith He to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
9:7 And he arose, and departed to his house.
9:8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.
9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and He saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed Him.
9:10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Him and his disciples.
9:11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto His disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
9:12 But when Jesus heard that, He said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
9:13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
9:14 Then came to Him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
9:15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn (hunger), as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.
Calling the apostles sons of the bridechamber is a clear reference to those Old Testament prophecies where Yahweh promises to betroth the children of Israel once again, after having put them off in divorce in the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities.
9:16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
We cannot graft our Christian understanding onto any other denomination.
9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
Luke 5:38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.
5:39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.
Christ pointed out the resistance of people to change from their familiar or comfortable doctrines. He did so by illustrating the love of people for the old wine – representing the doctrines which they are accustomed to, over an acceptance of the new wine which is the revelation of truth in Him. He said at Luke 5:39 “And no one drinking the old desires the new, for ‘the old’, one says, ‘is good’. We must renew our minds (bottles) and accept Truth.
9:18 While He spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped Him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
9:19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did His disciples.
9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment:
9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch His garment, I shall be whole.
9:22 But Jesus turned Him about, and when He saw her, He said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
9:23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,
9:24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed Him to scorn.
9:25 But when the people were put forth, He went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
9:26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
9:27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed Him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.
9:28 And when He was come into the house, the blind men came to Him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Prince.
9:29 Then touched He their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
9:30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
He did not want it to be broadcasted. He didn't come to put on a show, as that is scorned in scripture, He came to fulfill the law and the prophecies and to show us the example that is expected of us.
9:31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad His fame in all that country.
9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
9:33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
9:34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues (assembly halls), and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
9:36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
9:37 Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
9:38 Pray ye therefore the master of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
In other words, Christ needed His apostles to share in the labor of spreading the Word of God, and He was about to send them out to do so, as we shall see in Matthew Chapter 10.
Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus (Jude)(James and Jude were Christ's ½ brothers);
10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
Luke calls Simon “the zealot”, which many errant commentators take that as a meaning of the word “Canaanite”, however this is highly unlikely. The Hebrew word, according to Strong, comes from a verb meaning to humiliate. It is much more plausible that Simon was from the city Cana, where Yahshua attended the wedding described in the opening chapters of John's gospel, and was therefore a Cananaean, and that “zealot” was just a nickname.
10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles (heathens), and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
10:9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
10:10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
1Corinthians 9:7 Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? (1 Tim 5:18)
10:11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire (scrutinize) who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
In verse 8 “Freely you have received, freely you must give.” When the prophet Elisha healed Naaman the King of Syria of his leprosy by telling him to wash himself in the Jordan seven times, Naaman returned and tried to give him a gift. The prophet responded “As Yahweh liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none.” All Elisha did was pass the instructions which God gave him on to Naaman. Elisha received them freely, and therefore could not take anything for them in return.
Yet “the workman is worthy of his provisions,” just as the Levites (for example at Numbers 18:31) ate from the sacrifices of the people, the apostles were told to anticipate their sustenance from the good people of the community.
These instructions were for the apostles during the ministry of Christ. They did not apply afterwards, of their later missions, where at Luke 22:35-36 it is recorded that “35 He said to them: 'When I sent you without purse and wallet and sandals, did you have want of anything?' And they said 'Nothing.' 36 Then He said to them: 'But now he having a purse must take it, and likewise a wallet, and he not having a sword must sell his garment and buy one.” This goes hand-in-hand with the foreknowledge that Christians would be persecuted, and would most often have to fend for and defend themselves. So we see that common sense must prevail in our quest for the kingdom.
10:12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.
10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
10:14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
10:15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
Sodom and Gomorrha is nothing compared to the house or city that does not receive the Word.
I can't find that S & G were ever given a chance to repent (unlike Nineveh, who did). It was just an evil city.
10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. (Eph 5:15)
The sheep are the children of Israel, the wolves are the children of Cain and Esau.
10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues (assembly halls);
10:18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles (Nations).
10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
Exodus 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
Jeremiah 1:7 But Yahweh said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for My name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
There are plenty of Israelites everywhere. Keep proclaiming.
If the Jews were Israel, it would be easy to have gone over all the cities of Israel. But since, true Israel is the anglo-saxon race, and we are scattered across the globe, it may take a while to go over all them.
10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his master.
10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
How can a Christian ever be afraid to speak the truth? If you are persecuted for speaking the truth, then be proud of it – your reward is great in heaven!
10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Brenton's Septuagint 4 Maccabees 13:12-17, which while we may or may not accept the book as canon, it nevertheless reflects the attitudes that Christ also professes here: “12 And another, Remember of what stock ye are; and by the hand of our father Isaac endured to be slain for the sake of piety. 13 And one and all, looking on each other serene and confident, said, Let us sacrifice with all our heart our souls to God who gave them, and employ our bodies for the keeping of the law. 14 Let us not fear him who thinketh he killeth; 15 for great is the trial of soul and danger of eternal torment laid up for those who transgress the commandment of God. 16 Let us arm ourselves, therefore, in the abnegation of the divine reasoning. 17 If we suffer thus, Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob will receive us, and all the fathers will commend us.” The book, 4 Maccabees, is a moral one, about the power of faith over fleshly desire, and the story here is about seven brethren and their father who chose death over violation of the law at the command of Antiochus, the Greek ruler of Syria.
10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven.
10:33 But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.
10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Christianity is not about our own sick ideas of “peace”, sick because they usually include placating aliens and sinners. Both, we are demanded to exclude. As we have seen here while covering Matthew chapter 5, a true peace-maker is one who is willing to obey the laws of God, and reprove his fellows when they do not obey. Contrary to what the “churches” teach, Christ is not about peace, but rather about obedience to God, love for our own kind, and the consequences of violating those precepts. The 'sword' is His Word. His law. He showed us the example, now we must stand up.
10:36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me.
10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it.
10:40 He that receiveth you receiveth Me, and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me.
10:41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
In 1 Kings chapter 17, the widow of Zarephath received and sustained the prophet Elijah, and she was rewarded with sustenance in return, for the grain and oil did not fail in a time of famine. Then her son fell ill, but she also received the life of her son, even though it was at first through trial. In 2 Kings chapter 4 the woman who made a place of rest for the prophet Elisha, not knowing for certain but only perceiving that he was a man of God, was also rewarded by conceiving a son although she had been barren. That child too, nearly died, and was delivered through his mother's abidance in the faith. Here we have those same promises if we continue to exhibit that same faith. Yet there is a common theme here, for we see that in each instance a single act of kindness was not sufficient: rather we must continue in faith (allegiance) without failure.
10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
At Mark 9:41 it is recorded that Christ said: “For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.” A cup of cold water was valued in the hot dry climate of Palestine, and was a sign in itself of the restoration of life, as Christ described Himself as living water to the Samaritan woman at the well in John chapter 4. We take care of the sheep by bringing them the living message. And we are rewarded accordingly.
Matthew 11:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
11:2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
11:3 And said unto Him, Art thou He that should come, or do we look for another?
11:4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:
11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
Isaiah 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
11:6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me.
The apostles themselves expected the Messiah to deliver the Kingdom of Heaven on earth to the children of Israel immediately, for which see Acts 1:6 which states “When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Prince, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?” John, who had been in prison for some time already, had surely hoped for deliverance in this same manner, and therefore was certainly confused concerning the purpose of Christ.
11:7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
11:8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
11:9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Yahshua appeals to Malachi 3:1, and in that manner He again proclaims Himself to be that coming one – the Messiah. Here He also tells people who John is, and what the purpose of his ministry was.
11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
This verse demonstrates that those of us appointed by Yahweh for a special purpose are not any better than any of our brethren who are given no such gifts or office. Therefore no matter our purpose in life, we must always be humble – or indeed we shall be humbled.
11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
Here we are warned that “the kingdom of the heavens suffers violence, and the violent ones plunder it”. In Luke at chapter 16 a similar statement, made to a different audience, reads a little differently: “The law and the prophets were until John. From then the Kingdom of Yahweh is proclaimed and all force their way into it.” Look at America, founded under God by us, children of the tribes of Israel. We allowed our enemy to infiltrate our Christian way of life, and as a result, they opened the gates to aliens and they plunder it.
11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
11:14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elijah, which was for to come.
Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Yahweh:
11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
11:16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation (race)? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
11:17 And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
This saying demonstrates the general apathy of the people under any and all circumstances. And today we see that whether we pronounce the doom and gloom of inevitable judgment, or a coming prosperity at the return of Christ, it does not matter, the people do not want to hear the truth: they prefer the world and the status quo.
11:20 Then began He to upbraid (rail at, chide) the cities wherein most of His mighty works were done, because they repented not:
11:21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
11:22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
11:23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
11:24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
How many times will you be warned before you suffer the same fate as those cities which refuse the Word?
11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Sovereign of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
11:27 All things are delivered unto Me of My Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
His “unschooled” followers – while they were kept hidden from the academics, the priests and the scribes and those in positions of worldly authority. So it is today, it is no different. An education in the world is a sure sign that one shall be prevented from finding the truth – because proper education has been appropriated for the purposes of indoctrination by the princes of this world. Those who have, understand, and accept the truth of the Bible only have it by the will of Yahweh who imparts understanding.
11:28 Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
11:29 Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
11:30 For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.
Matthew 12:1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn (grain); and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
12:2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
Deuteronomy 23:25 When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbour, then thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy neighbour's standing corn.
12:3 But He said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; (1 Sam 21:6)
12:4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?
12:5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
12:6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.
Speaking of Himself.
12:7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have (desire) mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Mercy versus the letter of the law. David and his men were hungry.
If you got pulled over for speeding trying to get your pregnant wife to the hospital, is it not mercy if the cop let's you go?
12:8 For the Son of man is Prince even of the sabbath day.
12:9 And when He was departed thence, He went into their synagogue (assembly hall):
12:10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked Him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse Him.
12:11 And He said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.
5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him. (Deut 22:4)
12:12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
12:13 Then saith He to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.
There are situations that require mercy over the law.
12:14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against Him, how they might destroy Him.
12:15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew Himself from thence: and great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all;
12:16 And charged them that they should not make Him known:
12:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,
12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon Him, and He shall shew judgment to the Gentiles (Nations of Israel).
12:19 He shall not strive (quarrel), nor cry; neither shall any man hear His voice in the streets.
12:20 A bruised reed shall He not break, and smoking flax shall He not quench, till He send forth judgment unto victory.
12:21 And in His name shall the Gentiles trust.
21 “and in His Name shall the Nations have hope.”
Christ did not want attention, yet He also wanted the people to have the opportunity to understand that He was indeed the Messiah promised by God.
12:22 Then was brought unto Him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and He healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? (Isa 9:6-7, 11:1-4)
12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
12:27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
28 But if by the Spirit of Yahweh I cast out demons, then the Kingdom of Yahweh has overtaken you!
12:29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
Bind them and burn them, reapers of 'wheat (Jacob) and tares (Cain, Esau)'.
In this context, the strong man here represents the Jews and is a continuation of the previous verse.
THE BINDING OF THE STRONG MAN
Satan is the “strong man”. The best passage on this subject is found at Luke 11:21-23: “21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. 23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.”
While there were still a few pure-blooded Judahites and Benjaminites, and a smattering from the other tribes in Judaea at the time of Yahshua Christ, by-and-large the Edomite-Canaanite element had taken over the government and Temple offices, and had Rome inclining to their whims. On the other hand, Yahshua Christ is the “stronger than he” to “overcome him” (Satan). And because the Romans were Israelites of the house of Zarah-Judah, the twin brother of Christ’s own household of Pharez-Judah, the Romans became, in essence, Christ’s feet to tread on Satan as Paul had predicted at Romans 16:20. The Romans even allowed a short period for the Christians to leave Judaea before the treading took place, leaving only the satanic Canaanite-jews to receive the iron feet of Rome. So Rome represented Christ as the “stronger than he” to bind the strong man (Satan), which Josephus describes in such great detail! Rome was not out-of-place by playing this part, as a near relative is needed as a revenger of blood (Numbers 35:16-19). How many are there that know the founding families, including the Julian clan of the Caesars of Rome, descended from the Trojans, who in turn descend from Zarah-Judah?
This also applies to the 2nd Advent of Christ, when He will overcome and rid the evil once and for all.
12:30 He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad.
12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
31 For this reason I say to you, every error and blasphemy shall be remitted for men, but blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be remitted.
12:32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world (age), neither in the world (age) to come.
Blasphemy is promotion of race mixing. The Spirit is the DNA of Yahweh. Adamites have this Spirit. This pure Spirit must be holy, sacred, and set apart from those not having the Spirit. The family tree of Adam must remain pure.
12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
Produce good fruit by making it with one's own race. Kind after kind.
12:34 O generation (offspring) of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Christ is calling His enemies “offspring of vipers”. The word is 'gennema' and according to Liddel & Scott it primarily means that which is produced or born, a child. This is only true of they who were of the seed of the serpent, and not of the seed of the woman, of Genesis 3:15.
12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
'of the heart' is not in the texts.
12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
12:39 But He answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation (race) seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah:
12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Jonah 1:17)
12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation (race), and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here.
The men of Nineveh, who were Adamites, Assyrians from of the sons of Asshur (Gen 10:11) will condemn the race spoken of in verse 39, the Edomite Pharisees.
12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation (race), and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
This reference is certainly to the Queen of Sheba, who visited Solomon in Jerusalem as related in 1 Kings chapter 10 and 2 Chronicles chapter 9.
The Queen of Sheba was also a white Adamic woman.
12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
12:44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
12:45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation (race).
Job 1:7 And Yahweh said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
1Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
When bad fruit tries to do good, the end result is always worse. Bad trees cannot produce good fruit.
There is a lot of controversy concerning interpretations of this parable. On one hand it could represent those who received the Word and turned away, his situation would be worse. Regarding the enemy, those who deny Christ, even if there are times when they seem to do good, setting their house in order, yet they shall in the end do eight times more wickedly than at the first. If a bad tree cannot produce good fruit, then there is no such thing as a good Edomite – a good Jew is an oxymoron since there cannot be a good anti-Christ.
12:46 While He yet talked to the people, behold, His mother and His brethren stood without, desiring to speak with Him.
12:47 Then one said unto Him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
12:48 But He answered and said unto him that told Him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
12:49 And He stretched forth His hand toward His disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Christ didn't hold His close relatives higher than His distant kinsmen. But those of His kin that had allegiance (faith) with Him were considered brethren.
Matthew 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
When Christ spoke to mixed multitudes, He spoke in parables. He explains why when He is alone with His disciples.
13:3 And He spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Some people cannot hear because they are not His sheep (not Israelites). Some don't want to hear, some want to hear but their faith (allegiance) is too weak, and others hear loud and clear.
13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto Him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
The 'them' are not His sheep. The message is intended for the lost sheep of the House of Israel.
After the divorce, the children of Israel were scattered across the Greco-Roman world and also migrating north and west into Europe. They lost and/or forgot their heritage.
13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
Isaiah 6:9 And He said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith (truth, moral conviction), not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace (favor) that should come unto you:
11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory (honor) that should follow.
13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
Those who do not grasp the truth of the Word are most susceptible to false doctrines and calumnious lies.
13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon (at once) with joy receiveth it;
Isaiah 58:2 Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as My people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended (entrapped).
Root in the Word comes only through study of the Word itself, along with practice (doing).
13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world (age), and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Materialistic, prefers the cares of this age, or society.
13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
13:24 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
13:31 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
Micah 4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of Yahweh shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. (Isa 2:2-3)
Mountains represent kingdoms.
We were a small nation, or race, to start. Noah-8 Jacob and his family in Egypt-72.
13:33 Another parable spake He unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
Here we can see a similarity of three ages.
Adam-Noah, Noah-1st Advent, 1st Advent- present age.
Evil infiltrated unnoticed, polluted and then destruction.
Adam to Noah: the flood, the evil people of that area drowned.
Noah to the 1st Advent: destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD and The Edomite Jews fled to Khazaria. Held in check for a 1000 years while the Reformation spread.
1st Advent to the present age: after the message was spread, and America became the greatest nation in the world, again, the children of darkness infiltrated and corrupted our whole way of life. Read Obadiah for details of their final demise.
13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake He not unto them:
13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world (society).
Psalm 78:2 I will open My mouth in a parable: I will utter dark (proverb, puzzle) sayings of old:
13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and His disciples came unto Him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; (Yahshua)
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Greek word for 'Word' is logos, which means intent, or The Plan. What was the plan? To exhibit righteousness. Christ did that. Perfectly. Adam was supposed to do that. The Word, or The Plan is that we imitate our Prince who fulfilled it.
13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
The children of the kingdom, the wheat that bows when ripe, are those of the race of Adam. Israelites. Descendants of the 12 tribes of Jacob Israel. The anglo-saxon nations of the world.
The children of the wicked one, the tares, which are a poisonous weeds and stand straight up in arrogance, are those of the race of the descendants of Cain and Esau. Canaanites/Edomites.
13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world (age); and the reapers are the angels.
The devil is the 'serpent' in the garden and father of Cain.
The harvest is the end of the age, the results of our disobedience and allowing the enemy in.
13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world (age).
Wait, didn't Jesus miss the part about the “rapture” first?
13:41 The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
So the “churches” teach that Jesus makes a “fly by” and takes them away in the “rapture”.
In verse 41, Christ Himself explains what happens. Read 41 again.
13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will will be done, ON EARTH as it is in heaven.
If the “rapture” were scriptural, wouldn't it have been taught by Christ Himself?
13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. (Phil 3:7-8)
7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Prince: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
Israel is the treasure. The field is the world. Christ died for the Adamic world. He bought the treasure (us) with His blood.
Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is Mine:
Psalm 135:4 For Yahweh hath chosen Jacob unto Himself, and Israel for His peculiar treasure.
Proverbs 15:6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
Isaiah 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of Yahweh is His treasure.
Malachi 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith Yahweh of hosts, in that day when I make up My jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Zechariah 9:16 And Yahweh their God shall save them in that day as the flock of His people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon His land.
13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
When a man realizes the truth of the Gospel, and the magnificence of his inheritance in it, he lays aside all of his worldly interests and he pursues the knowledge and understanding of the Gospel along with what things it requires of him.
5 Yahweh is exalted; for He dwelleth on high: He hath filled Zion (represents the children of Israel) with judgment and righteousness.
6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation (preservation): the fear of Yahweh is His treasure.
When we are unrighteous we lack fear, fear of His punishment.
Revelation 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
Revelation 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
Proverbs 2:4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
8:10 Receive My instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
8:19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and My revenue than choice silver.
13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind (race):
The word is kind in the KJV, but since the Greek word is genos it is race here.
Genos means diversity, stock, offspring, nation, race.
13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world (age): the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
13:51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto Him, Yea, Prince.
13:52 Then said He unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.
13:53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, He departed thence.
13:54 And when He was come into His own country, He taught them in their synagogue (assembly hall), insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not His mother called Mary? and His brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
13:56 And His sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things (wisdom and abilities)?
13:57 And they were offended in Him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
13:58 And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
This is the first time we see the name Herod since chapter 2, but this is not the same Herod. There are ten different men named Herod, all of the same family of Edomites, identified in the index to Whiston's Works of Josephus. That first Herod, whom the Jews like to call “the great”, is better known as the usurping murderer of the Hasamoneans and the son of the Edomite Antipater. He died just a short time after the birth of Christ, about 1 or 2 BC. He was succeeded by his son, Herod Archelaus, who was so cruel that after only a few years the Romans took the kingdom from him and exiled him to Vienna in Gaul. From that point on Judaea was split into four pieces, and rulers called tetrarchs were set over them, a tetrarch being a ruler of a fourth. Rather, this is Herod Antipas, another son of the first Herod, and he and his brother Philip each received a tetrarchy from Rome.
Matthew 14:1 At that time Herod (Antipas) the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
14:2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
14:3 For Herod (Antipas) had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
14:4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
Leviticus 18:16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
Leviticus 20:21 And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.
14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
14:6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
14:7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
14:8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
14:9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
14:10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
14:11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
14:12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
14:13 When Jesus heard of it, He departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed Him on foot out of the cities.
14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and He healed their sick.
14:15 And when it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
14:16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
14:17 And they say unto Him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
Some say that these represent the 5,000 years from Adam to Christ and the 2,000 years after.
14:18 He said, Bring them hither to Me.
14:19 And He commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, He blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to His disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
14:20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
14:21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
14:22 And straightway Jesus constrained His disciples to get into a ship, and to go before Him unto the other side, while He sent the multitudes away.
14:23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, He was there alone.
14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
14:26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
14:27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
14:28 And Peter answered Him and said, Prince, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
14:29 And He said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Prince, save me.
14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped Him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
14:34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.
14:35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of Him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto Him all that were diseased;
14:36 And besought Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
Matthew 15:1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
15:3 But He answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. (Ex 20:12, Lev 19:3)
15:5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
15:6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
The Greek will clarify verses 5 and 6.
5 But you say 'Whoever should say to father or mother: 'Whatever you may benefit from me is a gift', 6 Shall by no means honor his father', and you have made void the Word of Yahweh by your tradition.
15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
15:8 This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me. (Is 29:13, Col 2:18-22)
Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
15:9 But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Also called the 'traditions of men'.
15:10 And He called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
15:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
This verse is not about pork. Yahweh did not change His mind about unclean animals for food.
The context is about washing hands, as will be stated in verse 20.
15:12 Then came His disciples, and said unto Him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
15:13 But He answered and said, Every plant, which My heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
So Yahweh must NOT have planted some people or things that are here.
15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Isaiah 9:16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
15:15 Then answered Peter and said unto Him, Declare unto us this parable.
15:16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
15:17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: (Gen 6:5, Prov 6:14, Jer 17:9)
15:20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
15:21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto Him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Master, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
15:23 But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and besought Him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
15:24 But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
The “churches” teach that He came for everybody in the world. Read 24 again.
15:25 Then came she and worshipped Him, saying, Master, help me.
15:26 But He answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
Philippians 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision (separation).
15:27 And she said, Truth, Master: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith (convincing): be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
That the woman was not an Israelite is obvious, and there are some Canaanites that do not have the serpent's blood in them, being of the posterity of Ham's son Canaan, who was a result of incest. Nevertheless, Christ Himself stated exclusively who He came for.
15:29 And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
15:30 And great multitudes came unto Him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and He healed them:
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
This is all symbolic of living water that is Christ in the dry places. Dry, meaning without the Word. Without Christ we are dry, dead bones.
15:31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
The God of Israel. The seed of Jacob.
15:32 Then Jesus called His disciples unto Him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
15:33 And His disciples say unto Him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
15:34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
15:35 And He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
15:36 And He took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to His disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
15:37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
15:38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
15:39 And He sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.
Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired Him that He would shew them a sign from heaven.
16:2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation (race) seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And He left them, and departed.
Christ did not try to convert the serpent seed Pharisees and Sadducees. But He did give them a chance to repent, after all they did have Abraham for a father, through Esau. But Esau race mixed and none of them are purebloods.
16:5 And when His disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.
16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
16:7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.
16:8 Which when Jesus perceived, He said unto them, O ye of little faith (lacking confidence), why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?
16:9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
16:10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
16:11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, (but) that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
16:12 Then understood they how that He bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Which is the 'traditions of men', Judaism, Communism, Socialism, Catholicism. Judeo-Christianity.
16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
16:14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church (assembly); and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
18 And I say to you that you are a stone (petros), yet upon this bedrock (petra) shall I build My assembly and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it!
16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Peter was just one of the stones built upon the bedrock (foundation) that is Christ.
This is not a “church” that Christ is describing, as the KJV changed the Greek word 'ecclesia' to “church” every time. The ecclesia is a called out body, a congregation of the people of the Spirit (DNA), not some building.
16:20 Then charged He His disciples that they should tell no man that He was Jesus the Christ.
16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto His disciples, how that He must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
16:22 Then Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him, saying, Be it far from thee, Prince: this shall not be unto thee.
16:23 But He turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto Me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Christ was not calling Peter, Satan. He was calling him an adversary, which is what Satan means. Peter was trying to protect Christ but only ignorantly because His death was part of the plan.
16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for My sake shall find it.
16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works.
But the “churches” teach that all you have to do is “just believe”.
16:28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in His kingdom.
This refers to when Christ rose. The apostles witnessed Christ, who IS the kingdom.
Matthew 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
17:2 And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light.
17:3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with Him.
17:4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Prince, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him.
17:6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. (2 Pet 1:18)
17:7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
17:8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
17:9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
17:10 And His disciples asked Him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?
Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Yahweh:
17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elijah truly shall first come, and restore all things.
17:12 But I say unto you, That Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
17:13 Then the disciples understood that He spake unto them of John the Baptist.
That is, in the Spirit of Elijah.
17:14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to Him a certain man, kneeling down to Him, and saying,
17:15 Prince, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
17:16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation (race), how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to Me.
17:18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
The phrase in verse 17, “faithless and perverted race” is a remark about Israel. The children of Israel were faithless and perverted because of the alien element among them, which having usurped authority in the kingdom had led them away from true instruction, from true education in the Word, into a host of errors and misconceptions.
17:19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
17:22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:
17:23 And they shall kill Him, and the third day He shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.
17:24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
17:25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented (anticipated) him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom (duties) or tribute (taxes)? of their own children (sons), or of strangers (aliens)?
17:26 Peter saith unto Him, Of strangers (aliens). Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children (sons) free.
17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for Me and thee.
Christ consistently complied with the customs of the time, having subjected Himself to the Society which He originally created, although it had certainly become corrupted.
We are slaves with duties and pay taxes in our own land while the aliens (non-whites) consume our substance. The 'children' (us) are NOT free then.
Matthew 18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them,
18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted (turn back again), and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Children have no egos, no pretensions, and no agendas. Children are generally not cognizant of sin, and they have clean minds and consciences, unspoiled by the vices of the world (society).
18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
18:5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in My name receiveth Me.
18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
18:7 Woe unto the world (society) because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
Offences are traps, snares, stumbling blocks. Woe to those that set them.
18:8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
18:9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father which is in heaven.
18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
'Lost' in Greek is 'apollumi', which means put away in punishment, exiled, separated.
When Yahweh divorced Israel because of their disobedience (in 745 BC), they were separated from His blessings. They were punished, scattered in the wilderness for 2520 years, until when He regathered the 12 tribes in 1776. A nation born in a day. (Is 66:6)
18:12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
18:13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. (Lev 19:17)
18:16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church (assembly): but if he neglect to hear the church (assembly), let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven.
18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.
18:21 Then came Peter to Him, and said, Prince, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Colossians 3:13 Being patient with one another and being forgiving to each other. If one should have a cause for complaint against anyone, then just as the Prince has forgiven you, so also you do.
18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
18:24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
18:25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his master commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
18:26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
18:27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
18:28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
18:29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
18:30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
18:31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their master all that was done.
18:32 Then his master, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
18:33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
18:34 And his master was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
18:35 So likewise shall My heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
Proverbs 21:13 Whoso stoppeth (shut, close) his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Matthew 19:1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, He departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;
This marks the beginning of Holy Week, the week before Passover, and Christ's death. Counting down, this will be DAY 7.
19:2 And great multitudes followed Him; and He healed them there.
19:3 The Pharisees also came unto Him, tempting Him, and saying unto Him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
19:4 And He answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that He which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
Genesis 5:2 Male and female created He them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
Most people don't realize that Yahweh created the race, or class of Adamites before He personally formed Adam the man which takes place in Genesis 2:7.
When Yahweh created the males and females of all the species, He created them together.
Adam comes from the Hebrew word 'awdawm' meaning, ruddy, rosy, to show blood in the face.
This only describes the white man.
19:5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? A continuation of the question from previous verse.
19:6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder (separate).
Hear that homos?
19:7 They (Pharisees) say unto Him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? (Deut 24:1)
19:8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
19:10 His disciples say unto Him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
Proverbs 21:19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
19:11 But He said unto them, All men cannot receive (comprehend) this saying, save they to whom it is given.
2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
7 For I (Paul) would that all men were even as I myself (single). But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn (desire).
19:12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
19:13 Then were there brought unto Him little children, that He should put His hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto Me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
19:15 And He laid His hands on them, and departed thence.
19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto Him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
19:17 And He said unto him, Why callest thou Me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
19:18 He saith unto Him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, (Ex 20:13, Deut 5:17)
19:19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
'Neighbor', here in the Greek is 'plesion' which refers to close, or near kinsmen. Neighbor does not mean anyone of another race.
19:20 The young man saith unto Him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow Me.
19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
19:23 Then said Jesus unto His disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
19:25 When His disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto Him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed Me, in the regeneration (restoration) when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
1Corinthians 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world (society)? and if the world (society) shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
Law abiders (of God's laws) are last in this world and first in the kingdom.
Those that store up cares and treasure in this world, will be least in the next. And vice versa.
Matthew 20:1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
20:2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
20:3 And he went out about the third (9am) hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
20:4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
20:5 Again he went out about the sixth (noon) and ninth (3pm) hour, and did likewise.
20:6 And about the eleventh (5pm) hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
20:7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
20:8 So when even was come, the master of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
20:9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh (5pm) hour, they received every man a penny.
20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
20:11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
20:12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
20:14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
1-16 We must not despise our brethren who awaken at the last hour. Neither do we despise those who come after us, with the attitude that they are beneath us.
Deuteronomy 15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto Yahweh against thee, and it be sin unto thee.
20:17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,
20:18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn Him to death,
20:19 And shall deliver Him to the Gentiles (heathens) to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify Him: and the third day He shall rise again.
20:20 Then came to Him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping Him, and desiring a certain thing of Him.
20:21 And He said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto Him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
20:22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto Him, We are able.
20:23 And He saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of My Father.
The baptism He is referring to is death. Immersed in death. Fulfilling the penalty of our sins by His death.
20:24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren (James and John).
20:25 But Jesus called them unto Him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles (Nations) exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
Minister comes from the word meaning servant.
1Peter 5:3 Neither as being masters over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock.
20:27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
This word 'servant', has a binding oneself meaning. In the sense of petition. The greatest servant, or minister, should be elected by the congregation and he will be the shepherd.
20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered (served) unto, but to minister (serve), and to give His life a ransom for many.
Philippians 2:7 But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
20:29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed Him.
20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Prince, thou Son of David.
20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Prince, thou Son of David.
20:32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
20:33 They say unto Him, Prince, that our eyes may be opened.
20:34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.
Matthew 21:1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
21:2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto Me.
21:3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Prince hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.
21:4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. (Is 62:11)
21:6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
This is DAY 5, Palm Day. Catholicism named it 'Palm Sunday', but according to the Solar Calendar, the Sabbath is not always on Sunday. For example the Sabbath is Friday in 2015.
21:7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set Him thereon. (Zec 9:9)
21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.
21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Prince; Hosanna in the highest. (Psa 118:25-26)
21:10 And when He was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
21:11 And the multitude said, This is Yahshua the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
DAY 4. Christ drives out the moneychangers in the Temple.
21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Isaiah 56:7 Even them (dispersed Israel) will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
The Hebrew word for people here is 'am' and it pertains to a specific tribe, nation or flock. More specifically, all the people of the children of Israel.
If you still don't get that only Israelites were allowed in the temple, there are museums that today have the ancient signs that warned non-Israelites not to enter or the penalty is death. The temple is sacred, as well as the body. No foreign objects or people allowed.
21:14 And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple; and He healed them.
21:15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased,
21:16 And said unto Him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
Psalm 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained (established) strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
21:17 And He left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and He lodged there.
21:18 Now in the morning as He returned into the city, He hungered.
21:19 And when He saw a fig tree in the way, He came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
21:20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith (allegiance), and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
21:23 And when He was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto Him as He was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
21:24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell Me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
21:25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; He will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
21:26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.
21:27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And He said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
21:28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
21:29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
21:30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
21:31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto Him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
These Edomite priests say, but do not do.
21:32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
21:33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
21:34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
21:35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
21:36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.
21:37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
21:38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
21:39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
21:40 When the master therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
21:41 They say unto Him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is Yahweh's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith Yahweh GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. (Psa 118:22)
21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
Christ is still talking to the chief priests, the Edomite Pharisees.
21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
No matter what, the vessels of destruction will be destroyed. The vessels of destruction are the descendants of Esau and Cain. (Rom 9:13, 21-22)
21:45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard His parables, they perceived that He spake of them.
21:46 But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitude, because they took Him for a prophet.
Matthew 22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden (invited) to the wedding: and they would not come.
The servants would be the prophets and disciples, those invited would be the children of Israel.
22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden (invited), Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
22:5 But they (those invited) made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
22:6 And the rest took his (the king's) servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
22:7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
22:8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden (invited) were not worthy.
22:9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid (invite) to the marriage.
22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Since Israel (the 12 tribes) is the bride, and Christ came only for the lost sheep of Israel, and Yahweh demands a pure seed, by law, Christ can only marry His own kin. The wedding garment is a reference to skin color, race, posterity. This would be the anglo-saxon bride.
22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
This would be one of the tares of the parable in Matthew chapter 13 . Speechless because they have NO claim to that of the wheat.
22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
There are those who want to say that the wedding garment is one's character, or that it is somehow “spiritual”.
The bible is the book of the generations of Adam. Adam is a race. This book is about our heritage, not any other race's heritage.
22:15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle Him in His talk.
22:16 And they sent out unto Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person (stature, or status in society) of men. (2 Chr 19:7, Prov 24:23, 1 Sam 16:7)
22:17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye Me, ye hypocrites?
22:19 Shew Me the tribute money. And they brought unto Him a penny.
22:20 And He saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
22:21 They say unto Him, Caesar's. Then saith He unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
22:22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left Him, and went their way.
Details of the Sadducees beliefs are found in Josephus Ant. 13:173, 18:12-17, Wars 2:164-66 Acts 5:17.
22:23 The same day came to Him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked Him,
22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
22:25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
22:26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
22:27 And last of all the woman died also.
22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Enoch 15:1-9 talks about marriage in heaven.
22:33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at His doctrine.
22:34 But when the Pharisees had heard that He had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked Him a question, tempting Him, and saying,
22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love Yahweh thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love Yahweh thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth Yahweh thy God require of thee, but to fear Yahweh thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve Yahweh thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
Deuteronomy 30:6 And Yahweh thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love Yahweh thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour (kinsmen) as thyself: I am Yahweh.
22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
1Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity (love) out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith (allegiance) unfeigned:
22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
22:42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is He? They say unto Him, The Son of David.
22:43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Master, saying,
22:44 Yahweh said unto my Master, Sit thou on My right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
22:45 If David then call him Master, how is He his son?
22:46 And no man was able to answer Him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask Him any more questions.
Matthew 23:1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to His disciples,
23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of Yahweh of hosts.
The seat of Moses is the seat of authority in Judaea. Christ is warning His flock about the children of darkness who have infiltrated the priesthood.
23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
What we see in government today is modern Pharisaism, endless and burdensome regulations. And the government lifts not one finger in order to assist men attempting to comply with those regulations.
23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
2Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
The Catholics should read verse 9.
Malachi 1:6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith Yahweh of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
23:10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased (humbled); and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.
The example of the Christ is that if we would humble ourselves and instead seek to serve our brethren, then we shall have a greater reward in the Kingdom of heaven. Servants do not typically wear crowns, magnificent robes, or titles of grandeur.
23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
23:16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
23:17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
23:18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
23:19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
Exodus 29:37 Seven days thou shalt make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy: whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.
23:20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
23:21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by Him that dwelleth therein.
1Kings 8:13 I (Solomon) have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.
Solomon built a holy temple for Yahweh to dwell in.
Yahweh built a holy temple, us, our bodies, that through Christ He may dwell in forever.
Psalm 26:8 Yahweh, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
23:22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by Him that sitteth thereon.
23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
1Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath Yahweh as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of Yahweh? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
23:24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
23:30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
23:31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
23:32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation (race) of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias (John the Baptist's father) son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
1John 3:12 (Love one another) Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation (race).
From verse 1-36 Christ was exhorting the scribes and Pharisees, who were Edomite Jew infiltrators that sat in authority in Judaea. Moses' seat.
Christ will avenge all the righteous blood they shed, and utter destruction will come upon that serpent race.
Now in verse 37, Christ is talking to the children of Israel, referring to them as Jerusalem.
23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
2Chronicles 24:21 And they conspired against him (Zechariah), and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of Yahweh.
The prophets were not sent to Esau's children, they were sent to Jacob's seed. And did not listen.
23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
23:39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see Me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is He that cometh in the name of Yahweh.
Psalm 118:26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of Yahweh: we have blessed you out of the house of Yahweh.
Matthew 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and His disciples came to Him for to shew Him the buildings of the temple.
24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
1Kings 9:7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:
The Edomite Jews are now living in the land that was given to Israel. When Yahweh divorced (cast out) Israel, they went on to settle Europe and America.
Jeremiah 26:18 Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.
Pagan rituals were performed in the high places. The groves. 2Ki 23:15 Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove.
The viper den state of Israel is indeed worshiping their god.
24:3 And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
The apostles asked Christ three separate questions:
“Tell us, when shall these things be?”, in reference to His statements concerning the destruction of Jerusalem. This happened in 70 AD
“What is the sign of Your coming...?” in reference to the ultimate return of the Christ,
“...and of the consummation of the age?” in reference to Christ's many statements which mention the end of the age
24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
24:5 For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. (2 Chr 15:6)
24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name's sake.
24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
(2 Tim 1:15, 4:10,16)
24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Acts 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
2Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Prince that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
1Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
These devils by their subtle works have the “churches” today deceived into teaching their doctrine.
24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved (preserved).
24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world (society) for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
24:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
24:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
8 Thus saith Yahweh, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for My servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of My mountains (kingdoms): and Mine elect shall inherit it, and My servants shall dwell there.
Referring to Christ and the Kingdom.
24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Job 39:30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.
24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
24:31 And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
Christ does not talk about a “rapture”. We will not escape tribulation and we will be judged.
24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation (race) shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Psalm 102:26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture (clothing) shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
We will be changed into our new clothing. Our Shekinah glory.
1Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Isaiah 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, (Gen 6:3-5)
24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
As scripture reveals, and Christ states, the evil is taken away while the righteous remain. But the “churches” like to teach everything backwards. There is no “rapture”.
24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Prince doth come.
24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. (Rev 3:3)
24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
1Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his master when he cometh shall find so doing.
24:47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My master delayeth his coming;
24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
24:50 The master of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
We should all be doing whatever we can for the edification of Yahweh's kingdom and His people. If we are found so doing, we shall have all the more reward.
Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Prince the assembly:
30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.
The virgins represent the children of Israel. Unmixed.
25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
'trimmed', put in order.
25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
The foolish virgins were found in the marketplace supporting the Beast system (Mystery Babylon).
25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Master, Master, open to us.
25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several (own) ability; and straightway took his journey. (Rom 12:6)
25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
25:17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
25:18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his master's money.
25:19 After a long time the master of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
25:20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Master, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
25:21 His master said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy master.
25:22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Master, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
25:23 His master said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy master.
25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Master, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
25:26 His master answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
When we have the Word, we must be profitable servants and help build the kingdom with knowledge and understanding. When we have abundance, we must share with the poor.
25:31 When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory:
25:32 And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth His sheep from the goats:
2Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
25:33 And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world (society):
25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me in:
Isaiah 58:7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Ezekiel 18:7 And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment;
25:36 Naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye came unto Me.
25:37 Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, Master, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.
25:41 Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
25:42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink:
25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited Me not.
25:44 Then shall they also answer Him, saying, Master, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
25:45 Then shall He answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me.
Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
Proverbs 17:5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
DAY 3, 2 days left before Passover.
Matthew 26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, He said unto His disciples,
26:2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
So we see that this marks the end of the discourse which began at the beginning of Matthew chapter 24 where the apostles had initially asked Him about the pending destruction of the Temple and the time of the end.
26:3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yahweh, and against His anointed, saying,
26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill Him.
The “churches” teach that the Romans killed Christ. But once again, scripture reveals otherwise. Caiaphas and the priesthood were Edomites. The religious authority, then just as today, has been taken control of by Esau/Edom.
26:5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
Still DAY 3. The second anointing.
26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
26:7 There came unto Him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on His head, as He sat at meat.
26:8 But when His disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
26:10 When Jesus understood it, He said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon Me.
26:11 For ye have the poor always with you; but Me ye have not always. (Deut 15:11)
26:12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on My body, she did it for My burial.
26:13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world (society), there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
The “churches” take the bible, which is written by, to, for and about the race of Adam, and offer it to everybody else in the world, when Yahweh demands us to be separate and make no covenants with them. (Ex 23:32, Deut 7:2) They are not heirs to covenants made to our seed.
The intent is not to be mean or promote hatred toward the other races, but scripture is exclusive to Seed of Abraham.
26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
26:15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver Him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
26:16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.
DAY 2 The Last supper.
26:17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto Him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
26:18 And He said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
It is evident, from Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 5:7-8, written over twenty years after the Resurrection of the Christ, that Christians should indeed still be keeping the feast of Passover.
26:20 Now when the even was come, He sat down with the twelve.
26:21 And as they did eat, He said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray Me.
26:22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto Him, Prince, is it I?
26:23 And He answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with Me in the dish, the same shall betray Me.
Psalm 41:9 Yea, Mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of My bread, hath lifted up his heel against Me.
26:24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of Him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
26:25 Then Judas, which betrayed Him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body.
26:27 And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
26:28 For this is My blood of the new testament (covenant), which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Exodus 24:8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which Yahweh hath made with you concerning all these words.
Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
All these things were done to and for the children of Israel. When someone makes a covenant or promise with you, it does not include anyone else.
Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
Only Israel was given the law, only Israel will be judged by the law, Christ came for Israel and died for Israel, so Israel may live, and so Israel may be remarried to Yahweh.
26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom.
26:30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of Me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith Yahweh of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.
26:32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
26:33 Peter answered and said unto Him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
26:34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny Me thrice.
26:35 Peter said unto Him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
26:37 And He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
26:38 Then saith He unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with Me.
26:39 And He went a little further, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
26:40 And He cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with Me one hour?
26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
26:43 And He came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
26:44 And He left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
26:45 Then cometh He to His disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
26:46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray Me.
26:47 And while He yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
These were not Roman soldiers, as verse 47 will attest.
26:48 Now he that betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is He: hold Him fast.
A kiss before death was an act of betrayal.
9 And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.
10 But Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's hand: so he smote him therewith in the fifth rib, and shed out his bowels to the ground, and struck him not again; and he died.
26:49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed Him.
26:50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took Him.
Psalm 41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
If this Jew, Judas, who walked along Christ, could not be converted by the Prince Himself, they NEVER WILL. Stop trying to convert the enemy and go find some of our own.
26:51 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.
26:52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Genesis 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He shall presently give Me more than twelve legions of angels? (2 Kings 6:17, Dan 7:10)
26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth.
26:55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take Me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on Me.
26:56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook Him, and fled.
Lamentations 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of Yahweh, was taken in their pits (pitfall), of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the heathen.
26:57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
26:58 But Peter followed Him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put Him to death;
26:60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
Psalm 27:12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
But Christ was referring to His body. The enemy not having truth in them, thought He was threatening the temple, and their authority.
26:62 And the high priest arose, and said unto Him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? (Is 53:7)
26:63 But Jesus held His peace. And the high priest answered and said unto Him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. (Dan 7:13)
26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard His blasphemy.
This is why the seed of the serpent is considered to be the devil, which means in Greek the false accuser.
26:66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
Leviticus 24:16 And he that blasphemeth the name of Yahweh, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger (sojourning kinsman), as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of Yahweh, shall be put to death.
This goes for everybody. Not only is speaking against Yahweh blasphemy, so is race mixing.
26:67 Then did they spit in His face, and buffeted Him; and others smote Him with the palms of their hands,
Isaiah 50:6 I gave My back to the smiters, and My cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not My face from shame and spitting.
26:68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
26:69 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
26:70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
26:71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
26:73 And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech betrayeth thee.
26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny Me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
DAY 1 Day Trial and Crucifixion
Matthew 27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put Him to death: (Psa 2:2)
Not the Romans, but the Edomite Jews.
27:2 And when they had bound Him, they led Him away, and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayed Him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
27:4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
We are told that Judas was a devil by Christ Himself, at John 6:70 where it says “ Yahshua replied to them: “Have I not chosen you twelve? Yet one from among you is a false accuser!”
27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
27:6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
27:7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
27:8 Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
Acts 1:19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
27:9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;
27:10 And gave them for the potter's field, as Yahweh appointed me.
It should be mentioned, that Shallum means retribution and Hanameel means God is gracious. (Jer 32:7)
27:11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked Him, saying, Art thou the King of the Judaeans? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
27:12 And when He was accused of the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.
27:13 Then said Pilate unto Him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
27:14 And He answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
27:15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
27:16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
27:17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered Him.
27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of Him.
27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
27:21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
27:22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto Him, Let Him be crucified.
The Greek ends this verse with '...He must be crucified!'.
27:23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath He done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let Him be crucified.
27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
Pilate found no crime. He told the Edomite priests “you see to it.”
27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
27:26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.
27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto Him the whole band of soldiers.
27:28 And they stripped Him, and put on Him a scarlet robe.
27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand: and they bowed the knee before Him, and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Judaeans!
27:30 And they spit upon Him, and took the reed, and smote Him on the head.
27:31 And after that they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from Him, and put His own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.
27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear His cross.
The “churches” want to make Simon some sort of alien or black man, simply because he was from Cyrene, which was in Africa. First, while Simon was a name found among the Greeks, it was mostly and originally a popular Hebrew name. Cyrene was a famous Greek settlement, on that part of the African coast adjacent to Egypt. The settlement is described by Greek historians as far back as Herodotus, and probably dates to at least the 7th century BC, prior to the start of the Persian period. Simon was with all certainty a Judaean Hebrew from Cyrene, fulfilling his obligation to appear in Jerusalem for the Passover feast.
He was likely the same Simon found in Acts 13:2. Why wouldn't he continue in the Word after the experience of carrying the cross?
27:33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
27:34 They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink.
27:35 And they crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots.
27:36 And sitting down they watched Him there;
27:37 And set up over His head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JUDAEANS.
27:38 Then were there two thieves crucified with Him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. (Isa 53:12)
27:39 And they that passed by reviled Him, wagging their heads,
Psalm 109:25 I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon Me they shaked their heads.
7 All they that see Me laugh Me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8 He trusted on Yahweh that He would deliver him: let Him deliver Him, seeing He delighted in Him.
27:40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
27:41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking Him, with the scribes and elders, said,
27:42 He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He be the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him.
27:43 He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now, if He will have Him: for He said, I am the Son of God.
27:44 The thieves also, which were crucified with Him reproached Him.
27:45 Now from the sixth hour (noon) there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth (3pm) hour.
27:46 And about the ninth (3pm) hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken Me?
27:47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elijah.
The Hebrew word “el” (Strong's H410) can also mean judge. It is nevertheless plausible that Christ refers not to God – for He is the fleshly embodiment of God – but that He instead uses this phrase in reference to those who condemned Him, it may well have been Christ's intention to challenge those who condemned Him, “My judge, My judge, for what reason have You abandoned Me?”
Another translation from Lamsa states “My God, My God, for this I have been preserved.” This would refer to the many times Christ could and should have been killed along the way. Yahweh preserved Him for the crucifixion.
27:48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink. (Psa 69:21)
27:49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him.
27:50 Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the Spirit.
27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
27:53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with Him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
27:55 And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto Him:
27:56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.
27:57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
27:58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
27:59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
27:60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
27:61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
27:62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
27:63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while He was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
27:64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night, and steal Him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
27:65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch (guards): go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
Pilate still demanded that the evil priesthood handle their own business.
27:66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of Yahwehdescended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: (Dan 10:6)
28:4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
28:5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
28:6 He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Prince lay.
28:7 And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you.
28:8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring His disciples word.
28:9 And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held Him by the feet, and worshipped Him.
28:10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell My brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see Me.
28:11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
28:12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money (bribes) unto the soldiers,
28:13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole Him away while we slept.
28:14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
The priesthood, if needed, could give the governor trouble with Ceasar. These devil bastards influenced the authorities then just as today.
28:15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Judaeans until this day.
28:16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
28:17 And when they saw Him, they worshipped Him: but some doubted.
28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.
28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:
The context is still and always the nations of Israel, near and far. The covenant is still to children of Israel.
Water baptism is not stated here, because that was of John, preparing Christ for the final sacrifice. To continue this ritual is to deny His death. A man, or water can do nothing for you. As there is no more priesthood. The immersion in the knowledge, understanding and practice of Christ is what cleanses you.
28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world (age). Amen.
Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
MATTHEW – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE
Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of Matthew.
The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.
The book of Matthew is a Gospel that contains Narrative History, Genealogy, Parables, Sermons, and some Prophetic Oracles. It was written by Matthew (Levi), the Disciple of Christ around 48-50 A.D. The key word in Matthew is "Kingdom" and is used 28 times.
The personalities of this book include the Messiah Jesus Christ, His parents Mary and Joseph, the Twelve Disciples, the prophet John the Baptist, and other kinds of leaders. These leaders include those in government like Pilate and religious leaders such as the Edomite Pharisees (who attempt to hinder the work of Jesus).
The book of Matthew is the first of the synoptic gospels and it was written to reveal the Lord Jesus as the Messiah, the King of the Jews (not Jews, Judaeans), from the line of David. Christ is from the line of David, the race of Adam. The Jews are in the lines of Cain and Esau. Satan is their king. It also was written to convince the Jews (Judaeans) that Jesus Christ was indeed their long-awaited Messiah. The Jews deny Christ.
• Chapters 1-4 in Matthew mainly deal with the miracle birth of Jesus and the events surrounding His early life. This primarily involves the commonly told Christmas story but also includes the genealogy of Jesus, which goes all the way back to Abraham. "She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins" (1:21). And Abraham who is in the descent of Adam.
Christmas is a pagan holiday. It was celebrated way before Christ. Christ was born in the later part of September, on the 91st day, a soldier sabbath. 6 months after John the Baptist who was born in March, the Spring Equinox. Also a soldier sabbath.
• Chapters 5-25 consist of the ministry of Jesus from the interdiction of John the Baptist up to the point of His death at Calvary. These chapters are vital to our knowledge of Jesus Christ and are much of what we know about God living as a perfect man on Earth. These passages include Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount, numerous miracles, and priceless teachings to all who would listen and follow. Teaching all those He came for, the lost sheep of the House of Israel. His people. Our ancestors.
• Chapters 26-28, contain the death and resurrection of Jesus. These chapters present the truth of the "Good News" and about how Jesus took the sins of the world (Adamic society) upon Himself. Only the children of Israel were given the law, Christ came to redeem them/us. The rest of the world was not a part of the covenants and promises made to Abraham's seed. The inheritance of a family is not for anyone else. This is the central theme of salvation (preservation) through faith (allegiance) alone in the complete and finished work of Christ Jesus on the cross. Salvation is possible only through His death, His burial, and His resurrection from the dead, all for the sake of sinners. Numerous and amazing Old Testament prophecies are fulfilled frequently in these final chapters. Some of these are His betrayal for thirty pieces of silver by Judas (an Edomite Jew), crucifixion with two robbers, and those wagging their heads at Jesus while He was yet on the cross.
Who wrote the book?
While Matthew did not sign his own name to “his” gospel, the early church (assembly) uniformly attested to the apostle’s authorship of the book. As early as AD 140, a Christian named Papias wrote that Matthew had compiled the sayings of the Lord in Hebrew (presumably before Matthew translated them into Greek for a larger audience). The OT prophecies were in Hebrew, the language at the time of Christ was Greek.
Matthew’s name appears in all the biblical lists of the twelve apostles, though Mark and Luke refer to him as Levi. His history as a tax collector distinguished him from the other apostles, and immediately after his call to follow Jesus—an event he recorded in Matthew 9:9—Matthew hosted a feast for Jesus in his home with an invitation list made up of Matthew’s sinful friends. Apparently Matthew did not think it odd that Jesus and he would associate with the sinful and downtrodden of society. Because Christ did not come for the righteous, He cam for the unrighteous.
Where are we?
The apostle regularly invoked the writings of the Old Testament prophets in an effort to illustrate Jesus’s identity as Israel’s long-awaited Messiah. Yes, Israel's Messiah.
However, the gospel of Matthew has been notoriously difficult to date. Several factors speak to a date ranging from AD 60–65. First of all, the book makes no mention of the destruction of the temple, an event which occurred in AD 70. Such a cataclysmic event likely would have received some comment, particularly in a book so clearly influenced by Judaism. The Bible was not influenced by the serpent seed's Judaism. The Bible condemns Judaism. Judaism is the perversion and distortion of Christianity into the 'traditions of men'. Judaism is the Jews religion.
Why is Matthew so important?
The apostle Matthew, a Jew (Israelite Judaean) himself, offered a decidedly Jewish (Judaean) perspective on the ministry of Jesus. He included more than fifty direct citations—and even more indirect allusions—from the Old Testament. This exceeds any of the other gospels and indicates that Matthew had the Jewish (Judaean) population in mind when he sat down to write. Matthew’s extensive connections between Jesus and the Old Testament provide ample prophetic evidence for Jesus’s ministry but also give contemporary readers a glimpse into how first-century readers approached the Old Testament with a Christ-centered mind-set. The OT and the NT are just a continuation of the prophecies and history of the same people, the children of Israel. The OT Israelites were NOT Jews, and the “church” does NOT replace the Israelites in the NT.
In addition, Matthew’s gospel answers the question on the mind of every Jewish reader: The Jews don't read the Bible, they read the Talmud! “If Jesus is the King of the Jews, then where is God’s promised kingdom?”
Christ is the King of the Judaeans (Israelites of Judaea). Matthew reveals that Jesus did offer the kingdom to Israel, but the offer was rejected (Matthew 4:17; 16:13–28; 21:42–43). Christ IS the Kingdom, and was rejected by all but His disciples and followers. God’s primary work in the world is now accomplished through the building of Christ’s church, after which Jesus will come again to earth and establish His kingdom—ruling the world from Israel.
This last sentence a total lie and scatters His sheep.
'Church' is never a building. It comes from the Greek word 'ecclesia' which means a 'called out' body. The people. The seed of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob are the 'called'. Saints. Chosen to be the light to all the nations (tribes) of Israel all over the world. These are the anglo-saxon nations. Christ's “church” are the people, not some clerical hierarchy of apostasy running rampant in the structure called a church.
The state Israel is not where God's people are today. The Jews are descendants of Cain and Esau. They are of the serpent seed as Christ states. They have usurped and deceitfully attained the land through the agitation of WW1 and 2 in 1948. This is when Jacob's yoke was cast off and Esau Edom's children now rule this world and are responsible for everything ungodly. Christ cursed the fig tree, which represented the end of anything good coming out of that place of desolation where the abomination rests. God's people, true Israel (us) have settled Europe and have gathered here in America, the New JerUSAlem. From here, we, in the name of Yahweh, have blessed the world. When have the Jews ever done such? By their fruits ye shall know them.
What's the big idea?
Matthew wrote his account of Jesus’s ministry to show that Jesus was and is indeed the King, Israel’s long-awaited Messiah. He reflected this concern in his opening line, “The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1). If the world is all one family, why state and adhere to genealogy? From there, Matthew consistently took his readers back to the Old Testament, providing Old Testament testimony regarding the birth of Jesus, Bethlehem as the location of Jesus’s birth, the flight to Egypt, Herod’s slaughter of the infants, and the beginning of Jesus’s ministry. In a world where many in the Jewish (Judaean) community had claimed the role of Messiah for themselves, Matthew’s commitment to grounding the life of Jesus in the Old Testament raised Jesus above the multitude of these false messiahs. The apostle painted a portrait of our Lord (Prince) that highlights His uniqueness among all others to ever walk this earth. Unique only because He was perfect, we are to imitate His example.
How do I apply this?
After enduring four hundred years of prophetic silence, God’s people must have wondered whether or not He had deserted them. After centuries of regular communication from God, the people found themselves without a genuine prophet or spokesman for God. There were other spokesmen for Yahweh during that time, the Apocrypha is just more evidence of Yahweh, His Word, the identity of the children of Satan, and other details they don't want let out. However, the ministries of John and Jesus reminded God’s people that He had not forgotten them. God’s silence during that period was merely a precursor to pulling the linchpin of His redemptive plan. God hadn’t forgotten—He remembered His people. Matthew made that clear.
It was true then, and it is certainly true today. Do you ever feel as though God has deserted you or that He sits in silence in the face of your requests? He is only silent when we aren't practicing His Word. As we read through the pages of Matthew, not only do we see Jesus Christ revealed as Israel’s King and Messiah, but His coming to earth as God in the flesh reminds us of His deep love for us. Now resurrected and ascended, the Lord Jesus will always be with us, even to the end of time (Matthew 28:20).
Christ’s commission to His followers is still His mandate to us today: “Make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19). Christ’s work of building His church (assembly) is the work He does through each of us.
Summary of the Gospel of Matthew
Matthew, whose name means "gift of the Lord," was a tax collector who left his work to follow Jesus (9:9-13). In Mark and Luke he is called by his other name, Levi.
Date and Place of Writing
Some have argued on the basis of its Jewish (Judaean) characteristics that Matthew's Gospel was written in the early church period, possibly the early part of a.d. 50, when the church (assembly) was largely Jewish (Judaean) and the gospel was preached to Jews (Judaeans) only (Ac 11:19). However, those who have concluded that both Matthew and Luke drew extensively from Mark's Gospel date it later -- after the Gospel of Mark had been in circulation for a period of time. Accordingly, some feel that Matthew would have been written in the late 50s or in the 60s.
Since his Gospel was written in Greek, Matthew's readers were obviously Greek-speaking. They also seem to have been Jews (Judaean). Many elements point to Jewish (Judaean) readership: Matthew's concern with fulfillment of the OT (he has more quotations from and allusions to the OT than any other NT author); his tracing of Jesus' descent from Abraham (1:1-17); his lack of explanation of Jewish (Judaean) customs (especially in contrast to Mark); his use of Jewish (Judaean) terminology (e.g., "kingdom of heaven," where "heaven" reveals the Jewish reverential reluctance to use the name of God; see note on 3:2); his emphasis on Jesus' role as "Son of David" (1:1; 9:27; 12:23; 15:22; 20:30-31; 21:9,15; 22:41-45). This does not mean, however, that Matthew restricts his Gospel to Jews (Judaeans). He records the coming of the Magi (non-Jews) (False! The Magi were Parthians, possibly Levites, but definitely Israelites aware of prophecy) to worship the infant Jesus (2:1-12), as well as Jesus' statement that the "field is the world" (13:38). He also gives a full statement of the Great Commission (28:18-20). These passages show that, although Matthew's Gospel is Jewish (Judaean), it has a universal outlook. No it does not. The Bible is about the generations of Adam, and more specifically the Israelites. Covenants and promises made to Israel are not for anyone else.
By falling for the “universal” teaching, we give up our heritage and inheritance to those outside the family.
Everyone can benefit from following God's law, but they cannot benefit from what God offered to the race of Adam. If anything, they get the crumbs that fall from the table.
Matthew's main purpose is to prove to his Jewish (Judaean) readers that Jesus is their Messiah. He does this primarily by showing how Jesus in his life and ministry fulfilled the OT Scriptures. Although all the Gospel writers quote the OT, Matthew includes nine proof texts unique to his Gospel (1:22-23; 2:15; 2:17-18; 2:23; 4:14-16; 8:17; 12:17-21; 13:35; 27:9-10) to drive home his basic theme: Jesus is the fulfillment of the OT predictions of the Messiah. Matthew even finds the history of God's people in the OT recapitulated in some aspects of Jesus' life (his quotation of Hos 11:1 in 2:15). To accomplish his purpose Matthew also emphasizes Jesus' Davidic lineage. The seed of God's people is literal. The “churches” teach that anyone can become this seed by “just believing”.There is no such thing as spiritual sperm. You are either born with the Spirit, through the race of Adam, or you are not.
The way the material is arranged reveals an artistic touch. The whole Gospel is woven around five great discourses: (1) chs. 5-7; (2) ch. 10; (3) ch. 13; (4) ch. 18; (5) chs.24-25. That this is deliberate is clear from the refrain that concludes each discourse: "When Jesus had finished saying these things," or similar words (7:28; 11:1; 13:53; 19:1; 26:1). The narrative sections, in each case, appropriately lead up to the discourses. The Gospel has a fitting prologue (chs. 1-2) and a challenging epilogue (28:16-20).
The fivefold division may suggest that Matthew has modeled his book on the structure of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the OT). He may also be presenting the gospel as a new Torah and Jesus as a new and greater Moses.
But we are not to ignore the OT, for it is only half of the message. The “churches” insert themselves as the Israel of the NT. This is only accurate if that person is an Israelite. The “church” is just an indoctrination factory where you sit in your own “pew”, and feed on Judaism, the 'traditions of men'.Apostasy. Get out while you can and do some real studying instead of believing everything you hear from your preacher.
Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.