Word Study: Beast(s) of the field (earth)

The spiritual phrase “beast(s) of the field(earth)” is found 41 times in the OT. In the phrase there are five Hebrew words that are translated “beast”. Ka’iY (Strongs 2416) is used 27 times as beast in “beast(s) of the field(earth)”: Gen 2:19, 20; 3:1, 14; Ex23:11, 29; Deut 7:22; 2 Sam 21:10; Job4:23; 40:20; Ps 104:11; Is 43:20; Jer 12:9; 27:6; 28:14; Eze 29:5; 31:6, 13; 32:4; 34:5, 8, 20; 39:4, 17; Hos 2:12, 18; 4:3. BeHeMaH (Strongs 929) is used 5 times (1 Sam 17:44; Ps 8:7; Is 56:9; Joel 1:20; 2:22). KaYVA (Strongs 2423) is used 6 times only in the book of Daniel (Dan 2:28; 4:12, 21, 23, 25, 32). ZiYZ (Strongs 2123) is used 2 times (Ps 50:11; Ps 80:13). TeRaFaH (Strongs 2966) is used 1 time (Ex 22:31).

TeRaFaH is found 9 total times in the OT (Gen 31:39; Ex 22:13, 31; Lev 7:24; 17:15; 22:8; Eze 4:14; 44:31; Nah 2:12). Beast is not a translation of TeRaFaH and is added by the translators in 5 verses (Gen 31:39; Ex 22:31; Lev 7:24; 17:15; 22:8). TeRaFaH literally means that which is torn in pieces or fragments. It is translated 8 times, torn, and 1 time, ravin.

ZiYZ is found 3 times in the OT. Is 66:11 translates  ZiYZ correctly as “abundance”: “That you may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that you may milk out, and be delighted with the ABUNDANCE of her glory.”   Because “abundance” is the correct translation Psalms 50:11 should read, “I know the birds of the mountains, and the abundance of the field is mine.” Psalms 80:13 should read, “The boar out of the forest does waste it, and the abundance of the field is devoured.”

KaYVA is found 20 total times in the OT and once again all in Daniel (Dan 2:38; 4:12, 14, 15, 16, 21, 23, 25, 32; 5:21; 7:3, 5, 6, 7 (2X), 11, 12, 17, 19, 23). All twenty times it is translated “beast”. KaYVa is foreign derivative of the Hebrew word, Ka’iY, and means the same, “living one”.

BeHeMaH is found 189 total times in the OT. It is translated beast, 136 times and cattle, 53 times. In the ToRaH it is found 103 times (Gen 21 times; Ex 18 times, Lev 31 times, Num 15 times, Deut 18 times). The first time it is found in the OT is Gen 1:24. BeHeMaH is derived from two Hebrew words, HeMaH (Strongs 1992, meaning “they”, a plural word) and HaMaH (Strongs 1993, meaning a loud sound, disquieted, and as the sea makes noise or roars). Deriving a meaning for BeHeMaH from HeMaH and HaMaH it would be a plural word with the implication of noise, roaring or disquieted. It would be that BeHeMaH is a living one, an animal, that is disquieted and loud, such  as herding animals. With this essence of meaning it can be perceived why the translators picked “cattle” to translate the BeHeMaH 53 times out of the 189 total times. BeHeMah could then be all animals that herd together in a group, and not necessarily one kind of animal. They would be known for the noise the herd makes, how they roar when they are disquieted. In the New World the buffalo would be translated BeHeMah. Deer, antelope, water buffalo, zebra, and many other types of animals would be known as herding creatures, living ones, BeHeMaH.

Ka’iY is found 501 total times in the OT. It is translated live, 197 times, life 144, beast 76, alive 31, creature 15, running 7, living thing 6, raw 6, misc 19. The essence of the word is life. When applied to animals it is the living ones. When applied to vegetables is vegetables that have life or raw. A better translation of Ka’iY is living ones, rather than beast. The spiritual phrase would then be living ones of the field or the earth.

If we translate all the occurrences of “beast” in the Old Testament as “the living ones” of this place or that, the sea, the air, the waters, the forest or the mountains, life is magnified in the writings of the prophets and in creation. And God is the creator of all things. He is the creator of abundant life. There is the life of the earth, and there is the life of the spirit. The life of the earth ends in death. The life of the spirit is life that does not cease. And all creation is filled with one life or another. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua ha Mashiach who has blessed us with all gifts in the heavens, in the Spirit, in the Mashiach who lives forever more.

 

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Word Study: Alleluia

The word, alleluia, is found four times in the NT, all in the letter called Revelation and all in the 19th chapter.

Rev 19:1 – And after these things (the judgment of the great whore; one-third of the earth will be destroyed) I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power unto Yahavah Elohiym.

Rev 19:3 – And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke (the judgment of the great whore; one-third of the earth will be destroyed) rose up forever and ever. (to the ages of the ages)

Rev 19:4 – And the twenty-four elders and the four living ones (beasts) fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne saying, Amen (Faithful), Alleluia.

Rev 19:6 – And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of many thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for Yahavah Elohiym omnipotent reigns.

“Alleluia” is an untranslated word in the KJV. It has been Greek-cized and then Anglicized from two Hebrew words, HaLaL (Strongs 1983) and YaH (Strongs 3049). Thus, in the Hebrew the word would be HaLaLYah. In the Greek the word (Strong 239) would be spelled αλληλουוα. It is found 20 times in the LXX. It is only found in the title of the Psalms in the LXX. The word is not found in the KJV OT. As a sidebar for most (not all of the Psalms there is a one number difference between the number of the Psalms in the KJV versus the LXX. For example, Psalms 104 in the LXX is Psalm 105 in the KJV. Because the word alleluia is only found in the title of Psalms in the LXX, I will list the Psalm it occurs by the number in the LXX (and not in the KJV). Alleluia is found in Ps 104:1; 105:1; 106:1; 110:1; 111:1; 112:1; 113:1; 114:1; 115:1; 116:1; 117:1; 118:1; 134:1; 135:1; 145:1; 146:1; 147:1; 148:1; 149:1; 150:1.

As stated before alleluia is derived from two Hebrew words, HaLal and YaH, joined as HalaYaH. HaLaL (Strongs 1983) is found 165 times in the OT: praise (117); glory (14); boast (10); mad (8); shine (3); foolish (3); commended (2); rage (2); celebrate (1); give (1); marriage (1); renown (1). The essence of the meaning of the word is “to shine”. Thus, God is praised or HaLaL when light is shined upon who He is, His character.

If a person shines the light on him or herself this would be considered boasting. Let God be our judge. In this context the translation of HaLaL would be to boast, mad, foolish or rage, all with a negative sense. The puddle of words HaLaL is found in Strongs are numbers 1972-1989. HaLam (1986, to strike down), HaLMuWTH (1989, hammer) could be related to effect of a bright light shining on a person and striking them down, such as Paul’s conversion and struck down by light (Acts 9:3-4). Other words such as HaLeK (1982, journey, traveler), HaLaK (1983, walk), HaLiYKaH (1979, walking) and HaLA (1972) all relate to a journey. The connection to journey could be bringing one closer to a distant place, shining the light on it.

In conclusion when God is HaLaL or praised, the light of truth is shined upon his character. He is worthy of all praise – all HaLaL. Light can smite, but light can also glorify and magnify. Light illuminates our journey here on the earth, in the days of the flesh. If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Yeshua His Son cleanses us from all unrighteousness

I mark this writing by the one true gospel, and the one true gospel is the Mashiach, Yeshua of Nazareth, died for our sins according to the Old Testament, He was buried and He rose again the third day according to the Old Testament. (Luke 24, 1 Cor 15:1-6) The testimony of two or more confirm the fact, and the fact is the one true gospel.

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Word Study: Marketplace

In the NT the Greek word for marketplace is “agora” (Strongs G58, αγορα). It is found 11 total times in the NT: market (6 times); marketplace (4); street (1). A market could be found either in a dedicated square or along a street, thus, the translator’s translating “agora” street in one place. “Agora” is found in the following NT verses: Mat 11:16; 20:3; 23:7; Mark 6:56; 7:4; 12:38; Luke 7:32; 11:43; 20:46; Acts 16:19; 17:17.

There is a verb form of the noun “agora”, “agorazo” (Strongs 59, αγοραζω). It is found 31 total times in the NT: buy (28); redeem (3). Thus, “to market” is “to buy”. “Agorazo” is found in the following verses: Mat 13:34, 46; 14:5; 21:12; 25:9, 10; Mark 6:36, 37; 11:15; 15:46; 16:1; Luke 9:13; 14:18, 19; 17:28; 19:45; 22:36; John 4:8; 6:5; 13:29; 1 Cor 6:20; 7:23, 30; 2 Pet 2:1; Rev 3:18; 5:9; 13:17; 14:3, 4; 18:11.

There is another closely related Greek word to “agora” in the NT. It is “agoraios” (Strongs G60). It is found 2 times in the NT and translated “baser sort” in Act 17:5, and law in Acts 19:38. An “agoraios” is an idler or lounger in a marketplace, people who did not work, and carried with them a poor reputation as thieves and swindlers. Acts 19:38 is a mistranslation of the word. The context of the verse is a craftsman who would sell his craft at the market, and those who would violate the law in the marketplace.

The Greek root word of agora, agorazo and agoraios is “ago” (Strongs 71, ago). It is found 72 total times in the NT translated bring (45 times), lead (12), go (7), bring forth (2) and misc (5).

It would seem to me that the Greek word, “agora” is a Greek-cized Hebrew word. Strongs H95 is the Hebrew word “AGoWRaH”. It is used one time in the OT (1 Sam 2:36) and is translated “a AGoWRaH (gathering) of silver.” There is a similar Hebrew word which is a proper name, AGuWR (Strongs 94). It is only found one time in the OT (Prov 30:1). Solomon is called AGuWR or the collector. Strongs H103 is AGaR meaning “to gather”. It is found in 3 places in the OT: Deut 28:39 (gather the grapes); Prov 6:8 (gather food in the harvest) and Prov 10:5 (gather in the summer). Other words in this puddle of meaning “to gather” are Strong H101/105, basin as “a gathering of water”; Strongs H104, letter (as a gathering of thoughts or words); Strongs 106, clenched hand (as for gathering); Strongs 100, marsh, (as a place where water gathers); Strongs 99, pond (again a place water gathers); Strongs H99, reservoir (same); Strongs 102, band as of troops (a gathering of soldiers or men).

As a sidebar, Latin for field or farm is “ager” as is farmer, “agricola”. The ancient Hebrew word can be seen influencing both the Greek and the later Latin.

There is another Hebrew word for “gather”, Strongs H622, ACeF. It is found 200 total times in the OT: together (51 times); gather (86); assemble (15); rerewards (1); misc (57). The word is first used in Gen 6:21 (gather good); 28:8, 17 (gather to his people as in death); 29:13 (flocks gathered), 7 (gather cattle), 8 (flocks), 22 (gather men); 30:23 (gather reproach performed by God); 30:32 (gather against me); 35:29 (Yacob gathered to people/death); 42:17 (gathered them in prison); 49:1 (gather yourself together), 29 (Yacob gathered to people/death), 33 (2 times: gather his feet in bed & gather unto his people/death). Other Hebrew words with roots of ACeF are: H609, ASA (proper name, 1 Kings 15:8 found 58 total times in OT; H610, ACuWK, found 1 time in the OT, 2 Kings 4:2, as an oil flask or pot in gathering oil. ACoWn (Strongs 611), 5 total times in the OT (Gen 42:2), hurt or mischief as a gathering of hurt. ECuWR (Strongs 612), 4 total times (Judges 15:14), manacles or bonds of prison (gathering of criminals). Strongs H613 same as H612, 2 total times, (Ezra 7:26) imprisonment. ACiYTH (Strongs 614) 2 total times (Ex 23:16), gather or ingathering of crops. ACiYR (Strongs 615), 12 total times, bound, a captive or prisoner, Gen 39:20. H616 same as H615, 3 total times in OT. H617, same as H615 & H616, a proper name pronounced the same. H618, ACaM, to heap together, a storehouse and barn, two total times, Deut 28:8 & Prov 3:10.

The first time the English word gather is used in the OT is Gen 1:9. The Hebrew word is H6960, QaVaH. It is found 49 total times in the OT: wait (30), look (14), gather (1), misc (4). It means bind, hope and look. It should not be translated “gather”

Thus, spiritually “AGoWRah” is a marketplace, a place of gathering food and products,  people and their products, to sell to others. It is a place of labor, and slothfulness is looked up in a negative manner.

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Word Study: Wilderness

When I started this word study on “wilderness” a particular passage came to mind. It is found in Matthew 8 and Luke 9. It is Yeshua’s response to a Scribe who says to him, “Master, I will follow thee wheresoever you go.” Yeshua said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man  has no where to lay his head.” What Yeshua was saying to the man was, do you really want to follow a person who unlike birds and foxes who naturally have homes throughout the earth, has not only no house, but not even a place to lay his head on the earth.

Wilderness is a significant spiritual word in the writings of the prophets (Old Testament) and the writings of the apostolos (New Testament). The English word is found 35 times in the NT. It is primarily translated from the Greek word, eremos (Strongs G2048). Eremos has a sense of alone, or solitary, and thus wilderness when it refers to the land. Eremos is found 50 total times in the NT: wilderness 32; desert 13; desolate 4; solitary 1. It is found 8 times in Matthew; 9 times in Mark; 12 times in Luke and 5 times in John. It is found 24 times in Matthew-Mark-Luke-John (MMLJ), the first time in Mat 3:1. Yohan the Baptist as a “child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and in the DESERTS (wilderness) till the day of his shewing to Yisrael. His ministry was in the WILDERNESS. Yeshua was in and out of the WILDERNESS and used the language of the WILDERNESS when he spoke. He was familiar with the WILDERNESS.

The first time eremos is used in the LXX it is found in Gen 12:9. Translated from the Greek as wilderness, but in the Hebrew, the word NeGeb (Strongs H5045) is used, and is translated “the south”. NeGeB is found 112 total times in the OT: south 89; southward 16; south side 5; south country 2. It usually has reference to the land south of Caanan, Palestine, Yisrael or Yerushalem and even to this day is called the Negev (desert). The Negev is over half the land of Yisrael. It is a vast, parched desert with not much water – a wilderness. The southern end of the Dead Sea is contained in the Negev. From the following link:

From the following link:The Negev is defined as a desert due to the small quantities of rain that fall here (less than 200 millimeters annually), and is divided into several regions, starting with the Be’er Sheva-Arad rift in the north, to mountain ridge in the center and the Arava and Eilat in the south. Although the Negev is barren most days of the year, its expanses desolate and its river beds dry, nature here is very surprising. In the winter, despite the small quantities of rain, the Negev is covered with amazing flowers, including luscious red anemones. When there are heavy storms they can cause flash flooding along the riverbeds.

The most common Hebrew word translated wilderness is MiDBaR (Strongs H4057) and the first passage it is found is Gen 14:6. It is found 271 total times in the OT: wilderness 256; desert 13, south 1, miscellaneous 1. MiDBaR has a sense of pasturing which would be animals. Thus, in spiritual language of the OT there are two senses of wilderness, the first is wilderness as parched as in a desert and the other as wilderness as not as parched as a desert, but more fruitful for pasturing, but it remains desolate.

There is Hebrew word, just for desert and not in particularly, the south or NeGeV. It is TZiYoWN (Strongs H6724). It is found in this form only two times in the OT both in First Isaiah, translated “dry place”: Is 25:5; Is 32:2. The root or a derivative of TZiYoWN is TZiYaH (Strongs H6723). It is found 16 total times in the OT translated dry 7 times; dry land; 2; wilderness 2; drought 2; dry places 1; solitary 1; solitary place 1; barren 1. It is first found in Job 24:19: “TZiYaH (drought) and heat consume the snow waters, so doth the grave of those which have sinned.”

As a side note, the Hebrew word, TZiYoWN, consists of the exact same four Hebrew letters and is pronounced the same as the Hebrew word Anglicized “Zion” (H6726). Literally the Hebrew word, TSiYoWN, in which is derived Zion has its meaning as a parched place or desert. Thus Zion is a hill which is literally “mount desert”. I think that Mt Zion which is outside the city Yerushalem today, outside the dung gate, is the hill called Golgatha, or the skull. It was a hill barren of vegetation. There was a barren place on top of this mount purpose by God to crucify the Lord of glory. It was this hill that God chose as his hill, lowly and meek, but chosen of God. He was crucified outside the city at the dung gate. He who knew no sin became sin that we might be the righteousness of God in Him. Thank be unto God for his indescribable gift of grace according to His will alone in the Mashiach.

PS. There is a mountain today called Mount Desert Island, apart of Acadia National Park in Maine, USA. The Wikipedia article can be read. “It is notable for the fact that its summit is among the first points in the United States touched by the rays of the rising sun.”

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Word Study: Hate

The Greek word translated hate in the NT is μισεω (Strongs 3404, miseo). It is a verb (word of action) and found 42 total times in the NT: hate (41); hateful (1). The noun form of miseo, misos, is not found in the NT. It is worthy of observation that the 42 times the Greek word translated “hate” in the NT is only found in its verb form – it is a word of action.  The translation of miseo can have little doubt that it means hate. Miseo is found 146 total times in the LXX, along with misos, 11 times.

In the LXX the Greek word miseo is primarily the translation of the Hebrew word, שנא, (Strongs 8130, sana(long a at the end). It is found 146 total times in the OT: hate (136); enemy(s) (5); foes (1); hateful (1); miscellaneous (3). “Sana” is found in a puddle of Hebrew words: shen (8127) translated “cliff”; shen (8128) tooth; shana (8132) change; shena (8142) sleep and shanah (8141) year. Through this puddle there is an overriding sense of “change”. Sleep is change from awake. Year is a change of year. Hate is a change from love. I think the inclusion of the Hebrew word for tooth as it is relates to hate or change comes from the expression that is so identified with hate, gnashing of teeth (Mat 8:12; 13:42, 50: 22:13; 24:51; 25:30; Mark 9:18; Luke 13:28. This is a change of continence or appearance. Cliff in this puddle of meaning could be its identification with its appearance as teeth, or the change from higher to lower.

In spiritual thought “hate” is more of an expression of change than it is of emotion in a negative sense. The first time the Hebrew word, sana, is found in the OT is Gen 24:60 despite Gen 4:5 when Cain was very wroth and his countenance fell. Cain’s appearance changed from one of brotherly love to murder. Touching up the first few verses in the OT where  the Hebrew word, sana, is found in Gen 25:60 Rebekah’s blessing is “let thy seed possess the gate of those which are change toward thee (hate thee); Gen 26:27, Yisqak asks Abimelech and those with him, “Wherefore come you to me, see you are change toward me, and have sent me away from you”; in Gen 29:31 & 33, “And Yahavah saw that Leah was hate (appearance of other was changed toward her)…and afterwards Leah said, “Because Yahavah has heard that I was HATED, he has therefore given me this son also and she called his name Simeon (Shimown).” (Could it be that Shimown perhaps is Shanown and means “the hated one” versus the commonly accepted meaning of “heard  one”. For this meaning fits well with the prophecy of Gen 49:5ff, “Simeon and Levi are brethren, instruments of cruelty are in their habitation. O my soul, come not thou into their secret, unto their assembly, mine honor be not thou united; for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Yacob, and scatter them in Yisrael.” Was it not in the purpose of God in the Mashiach that “he was HATED without a cause” – “their continence was changed without a cause to fulfill the purpose of God, for had they known the Lord of glory they would not have crucified Him. Father, forgive them for they know not what they know.

I mark this writing by the one true gospel, and the one true gospel is the Mashiach, Yeshua of Nazareth, died for our sins according to the OT, He was buried and He rose again the third day according to the OT. (Luke 24, 1 Cor 15:1-6). The testimony of two confirm the fact, and the fact is the one true gospel.

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Word Study: Shortened

“And except those days should be SHORTENED, there should no flesh be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days shall be SHORTENED.” (Mat 24:22)

The Greek word SHORTENED is translated from is “koloboo” (Strongs 2856). It is found 4 total times in the NT: Matt 24:22 (2 times) and the same verse in Mark 13:20 (2 times).

“Koloboo” is found three times in the LXX: 2 Sam 4:12; Lev 21:18 (the LXX adds “the ear cut” to the Hebrew), Lev 22:23.

In 2 Sam 4:12 the Hebrew word translated by the Greek word, koloboo, is QaTZaTZ (Strongs 7112). It is found 14 total times in the OT: cut off (6), utmost (3), cut in pieces (2), cut (1), cut asunder (1), cut in sunder (1).

QaTZaTZ is found in the following OT passages: Ex 39:3 (cut wires); Deut 25:12 (cut off her hand); Judge 1:6 (cut off his thumbs and great toes); 1:7 (having their thumbs and great toes cut off); 2 Sam 4:12 (cut off their hands and their feet); 2 Kings 16:17 (king Ahaz cut off the borders of the bases and removed the laver from off them); 2 Kings 18:16 (Hezekiah cut off the doors of the temple of the Yahavah); 2 Kings 24:13 (cut in pieces all the vessels of Yahavah); 2 Chron 28:24 (cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God); Ps 46:9 (cut the spear in sunder); Ps 129:4 (Yahavah is righteous; He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked); Jer 9:26; 25:23; 49:32 (all that are in the utmost (cut off) corners).

Since all understanding comes from the OT in light of the Mashiach’s death for our sins, His burial and His resurrection the third day, Yeshua of Nazareth is the Mashiach, it can be said without a doubt the Hebrew word QaTZaTZ spiritual meaning is cut off, and the Greek word, koloboo, that translates it represents the spiritual meaning of “cut off”. Thus referring to Mat 24:22, in light of spiritual understanding it reads, And except those days should be CUT OFF, there should no flesh be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days shall be CUT OFF.” And what are those days cut off? Nothing but the days cut off by the judgment of God itself.

Again, all the understanding of the Mashiach is by the gospel. This understanding is the wisdom of God by God by grace according to His will. And the one true gospel is the Mashiach, Yeshua, died for our sins according to the OT, He was buried and He rose again the third day according to the OT. (Luke 24, 1 Cor 15:1-6)

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Followers of Yeshua, Let There Be No Divisions Among You, Perfectly Joined Together in the Same Mind and Judgment

The one true gospel, which is the voice of the Shepherd, Yeshua ha Mashiach, is the Mashiach, died for our sins according to the Old Testament, He was buried and He rose again the third day according to the Old Testament. (Luke 24, 1 Cor 15:1-6) “My sheep hear my voice.” For the gifts given to the assembly, apostolos, prophets, evangelist, pastors and teachers to be recognized as such, they must declare over and over again the one true gospel. The one true gospel is never taken for granted. For the declaration of the one true gospel is the voice of the Shepherd.

All opinions of earthly matters among the followers of Yeshua should be submitted to the one true gospel. That is, I might disagree with your earthly opinion of a matter, but what supersedes this disagreement is the one true gospel. We hear and agree over and over that the one true gospel is the Mashiach, Yeshua, died for our sins according to the OT, He was buried and He rose again the third day according to the OT.

All denominations are contrary to the Mashiach and bring forth division.

Judge all things by the gospel, brethren. Is the gospel preached is the first judgment that should be made by a follower of Yeshua concerning all matters. Followers of Yeshua should not be in disagreement except concerning the one true gospel which would be toward a false prophet. To this disagreement which is a judgment by the gospel there can be no compromise. For example, of what man who is a preacher one might follow that has no pre-eminence from one follower of Yeshua to the next. Read 1 Cor 1:10 ff. Did I die for you? Did Paul die for you? Of course not! Yeshua ha Mashiach died for all. All the chosen of God are followers of Yeshua, and we all follow Yeshua. We are known as followers of Yeshua, not of Paul or I. And all the assemblies of God are known simply as an assembly of this place or that, nothing more. For this all denominations are contrary to the Mashiach – antochristos!

“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua ha Mashiach, that you all speak the same thing (the one true gospel), and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together (by the one true gospel) in the same mind and the in the same judgment.”

And He gave gifts to the assembly, “some apostolos, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the perfected of the saints (the ones made clean), for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of the Mashiach, till we all come into the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a complete person, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Mashiach, that we henceforth be no more toss to and fro and carried about on every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive, but speaking the truth in love may grow into Him in all things, who is the head, the Mashiach. For He lays the parts of the body together, and He joins the parts of the body together, with every joint supporting, and with the working which each part is able to make the increase of the body, and the strengthening of itself in love. This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you henceforth walk not as the other nations walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart, who having no empathy or compassion have given themselves over to lustfulness to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned the Mashiach, if so be that you have heard of Him, as the truth is in Yeshua.”

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