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    Hi Everyone,

    My desk is cluttered because I tend to save everything without putting anything in its proper place. This would require me to make the type of decision which I seem powerless to do.

    I am the same way with translation. I don't know how many times I have translated the same verse of the Greek NT or the LXX because I fail to take the time to write the translation down and put the translation in a place where I can easily access it later. I suppose that this is because it is also hard to make decisions about proper translation since one can always learn more and perhaps improve on the translation.

    So, this is only a start, but it does hold the promise of relieving the mind as much as a clean desk does!
    Philippians 4:13
    13 I can do all things through Messiah which strengtheneth me.
    The Greek New Testament which I am using to translate this verse is edited by Kurt Aland, Matthew Black, Bruce M. Metzger, and Allen Wikgren published by the American Bible Society in 1966.

    This Greek text does not contain the Greek word for Messiah as does the English translation above. Here is a literal Greek=English word for word rendition of the text which I possess:
    • Panta=Everything
    • Ischuo=I have force or power
    • En=In, a preposition denoting fixed position
    • To=The, the definite article in the dative case
    • Endunamounti=Empowering or Invigorating, a dative sing. masculine, present active participle
    • Me=Me, accusative sing. of the personal pronoun
    I take it that the definite article before the participle, endunamounti, denotes the one who empowers, that is, Messiah Yahushua. Perhaps this is why Messiah is placed in the English translation above. It is also possible that other Greek Texts contain the Greek word for Messiah.

    It is also possible to consider the phrase "in the empowering me" as a fixed position or state which also denotes the instrument by which one is empowered. As such, the verse would read: "I can do everything by the ONE who empowers me." There is a difference though whether we say "in the ONE" or "by the ONE".

    The definite article here could also serve in the sense of a demonstrative pronoun: "in That which empowers me " or "by That which empowers me". Here, the idea would be that we are empowered or strengthened by the very things we endue. Now, that is a unique idea, is it not?!!!

    Accordingly, can anyone remove the clutter here and file this verse in its proper place?

    Sincerely, Spying
    The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

  • #2
    Leading Away The Third Day!

    Hi Everyone,

    It is common knowledge among some of the fringe elements of Christianity (an example would be the former Worldwide Church of God and her many offshoots) that Messiah Yahushua suffered and died on Wednesday, that HE was buried as the sun was setting late Wednesday, and that HE arose from the dead exactly 72 hours later on Saturday as the sun was in the process of setting. There exists biblical evidence for this reckoning.

    However, there is one verse in the New Testament which seems to contradict this particular belief:
    Luke 24:21
    21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, today is the third day since these things were done.
    This verse without reservation seems to say that the first day of the week, Sunday, is the expected third day prophesied by Messiah Yahushua (Luke 18:33). Here is literal Greek to English rendition of the last half of the above verse:
    • Alla=Contrariwise, alla is a conjunction used to express keenness and emphasis
    • Ge=Indeed, "ge" is a particle which is used to impart added emphasis to the term to which it is attached. Together with "alla" they mean something like this "but even more"
    • Kai=Also or And or So, "Kai" is a conjuction
    • Sun=Together With, "sun" is a preposition denoting union
    • Pasin=All, "pasin" is the dative plural of "pas"
    • Toutois=These Things, "toutois" is the dative plural of "outos", a demonstrative pronoun
    • Tritan=Third, accusative singular of "tritos"
    • Tautan=The Same, "tautan" is the accusative singular of the demonstrative pronoun "outos"
    • Ameran=Day, accusative singular, "ameran" is the object of the verb
    • Agei=It Leads Away, "agei" is the third person singular present indicative of ago which means to lead away
    • Apo=Away From, a preposition
    • Ou=Where, "ou" is the genitive singular of "os", the relative pronoun
    • Tauta=These Things, "tauta" is accusative plural and the object of the verb
    • Egeneto=It happened
    This phrase put together could be translated thusly: "But even more so, together with all these things, it leads away the very third day away from where it happened these things."

    The two Disciples on the road to Emmaus were upset not because Sunday was the Third Day in their thinking. They were upset because the Third Day had come and gone and because Sunday was leading away what they knew to be the Third Day, that is, Saturday.

    Most of the translations of the New Testament assume that Sunday itself was the Third Day so they ignore the verb, "ago", which means to lead away, and they mistakenly translate that verb as if Sunday were the Third Day. If Sunday was the Third Day, then why would the Disciples be upset since that day had not ended, and Sunday cannot in the least lead itself away? The Third Day could only be led away by the day which follows that particular Day.

    Messiah arose from the dead on the Sabbath, and Sunday, the first day of the week, leads away that Day.

    Sincerely, Spying
    The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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    • #3
      The Destined One!

      Hi Everyone,

      Recently, a year long bible study in my home was brought to a close. I met every Sabbath Day with three delightful Jehovah's Witnesses. I enjoyed studying with them because I was approaching them and introducing them to Lucy's and my belief in LIFE NOW in a very patient manner.

      Prior to the conclusion of the study, I was prohibited by the Elder from explaining the proper translation of Romans 5:14-15. It is very difficult to discuss the meaning of these verses because of all the faulty translation which exists within Christianity and also within the Jehovah's Witnesses who pride themselves upon having a true understanding and translation of the Word of ELOHIM.

      Here is a Witness translation of Roman 5:14-15 taken from their online New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures:
      Romans 5: 14-15
      14 Nevertheless, death ruled as king from Adam down to Moses, even over those who had not sinned after the likeness of the transgression by Adam, who bears a resemblance to him that was to come.
      15 But it is not with the gift as it was with the trespass. For if by one man’s trespass many died, the undeserved kindness of God and his free gift with the undeserved kindness by the one man Jesus Christ abounded much more to many.
      And here are the same verses taken from the King James Version:
      Romans 5:14-15
      14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
      15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
      Neither translation helps the reader understand how Adam is a type of the Messiah because both translations go on to indicate that Adam is really an anti-type.

      Let's take a look at the last phrase of verse 14 and the first two phrases of verse 15:
      • Os=Who, "os" is the nominative singular of the relative pronoun
      • Estin=Is, "estin" is the third person singular present indicative of "eimi", I am
      • Tupos=Type or Figure, "tupos" is the nominative singular, and "tupos" does not have the definite article
      • Tou=The, "tou" is the definite article genitive singular
      • Mellontos=Coming or Destined, "mellontos" is a genitive singular present participle of mello, and this participle has the definite article. Mello is interesting. The verb means "to be about to, to be on the point of" so the participle points to the appearance of the purposed or destined one
      Here is a literal translation of the phrase: Who is a type of the destined one. This phrase indicates to me that Adam is a type of the one who is always on the point of appearing. Why did Paul not just say that Adam is a type of Messiah? And how, might I ask, is Adam typical of the Destined One? Does Paul then go on to explain his reasoning? He sure does! Here is the literal Greek to English of the next phrase:
      • All=Contrariwise or But
      • Ookh=Not
      • Hoce=According To or With Respect To
      • To=The, the definite article
      • Paraptoma=Offence
      And here is a literal translation: But not with respect to the Offence.

      Paul is saying that a comparison cannot be drawn between Adam and Messiah based upon the Offence. Why? Obviously, Messiah did not sin. So, Paul is telling us that Adam is a type, but Paul wants us to understand that the type is not based upon Adam's disobedience or upon one having sinned. Upon what then is the type based? Paul tells us in the next phrase. Here is the literal Greek to English:
      • Outos=Thus
      • Kai=And
      • To=The
      • Charisma=Free Gift
      Both Adam and Messiah Yahushua gave a free gift to mankind. Adam gave the gift of death, and Messiah has given mankind the gift of LIFE.

      Allow me to offer this paraphrase: Adam is a type of Messiah, but not with respect to the Offence; rather, with respect to the Free Gift!

      Lucy and I believe in that gracious gift from Messiah, and we believe that Messiah's gift of LIFE is more powerful than Adam's gift of death. Christianity and Jehovah's Witnesses believe that death is more powerful than life; therefore, the Scriptures like the ones above are closed to them, that is, till now!

      Sincerely, Spying
      The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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      • #4
        Nailed!

        Hi Everyone,

        Burr, it has been rather chilly in my tent the pass several nights. You see, I keep some aspects of the Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:42-43) while there are other aspects that I do not observe. I am very good at picking and choosing what I follow.

        Of course, my Jehovah's Witnesses Friends are quite convinced that I am in error through my observance of the Torah in a physical sense. They as well as Christianity are certain that the Law was nailed to the Cross, or as the Witnesses like to say, the Torture Stake :
        Colossians 2: 13-14
        13 Furthermore, though YOU were dead in YOUR trespasses and in the uncircumcised state of YOUR flesh, [God] made YOU alive together with him. He kindly forgave us all our trespasses
        14 and blotted out the handwritten document against us, which consisted of decrees and which was in opposition to us; and He has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the torture stake. (Quote taken from the Witnesses' online Bible, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures)
        If we were dead in our sins, and if ELOHIM has reanimated us, why is it that the Torah still rules in the lives of Christians and in the lives of Jehovah's Witnesses? I mean, it is the Torah which requires the death of sinners (Deuteronomy 30:19). If the Torah has been taken out of the way, and if Christians and Witnesses are no longer subject to the Torah, why is it that Christians and Witnesses still die?

        How sweet it is! Gather around, this is going to be fun!

        Sincerely, Spying
        The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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        • #5
          YAHWEH And HIS Dogmas!

          Hi Everyone,

          Today is the 7th Day of the Feast so I take my tent down and again am able to take possession of my home.

          Let's take a look at Greek text in my possession. Here is the Greek to English:
          • Exaleiphas=Having Blotted Out, "exaleiphas" is a nominative singular aorist active participle. Literally the verb means to anoint or smear over
          • To=The, "to" is the definite article which goes with cheirographon, handwriting
          • Kath=Concerning, "kath" is a form of the preposition "kata" which literally means down from or down upon or over
          • Hemon=Us, "hemon" is the genitive plural of the personal pronoun "ego"
          • Tois=The, "Tois" is the dative plural definite article which goes with "dogmasin"
          • Dogmasin=Opinions, "dogmasin" is the dative plural of "dogma". A dogma is a decreed opinion, see Colossians 2:20
          • O=Which, "o" is the nominative singular neuter of the relative pronoun "os", who
          • En=Was, "en" is the third person singular imperfect of "eimi", I am
          • Hupenantion=Covertly Opposed
          • Hemin=Us, "hemin" is the dative plural of "ego"
          Here are the above words put together in a partial sentence: Having blotted out the Handwriting (laid) down over us by the decreed opinions, which (handwriting) is covertly opposed to us.

          What in all the world is Paul saying here?

          There exists a very famous handwriting which also happened to be an expressed opinion of YAHWEH ELOHIM found in the Book of Daniel. I am sure many of you will remember it.

          There also existed another famous Handwriting written by the finger of YAHWEH. Of course, these are the Ten Commandments written on stone tablets. The Ten Commandments themselves are not dogmas, but there do exist opinions behind each of them, and since those opinions are held by YAHWEH, they are very important dogmas. Consider here these words of Paul:
          1 Timothy 1:8-10
          8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
          9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
          10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind (homosexuals), for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
          Accordingly, what are the existing dogmas behind the commandment to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy? It is the dogma of YAHWEH that it is good to remember the Seventh Day of the week in which HE rested from all HIS Creative work, and it is the opinion of YAHWEH that mankind has forgotten to remember that Day, hence comes the commandment to mankind. Who are these forgetters? Why, these forgetters are Jews and Christians and Jehovah's Witnesses, are they not?

          The whole Torah works in this covert manner. The Torah does promise mankind LIFE NOW for whosoever should accomplish or do the Torah, and, indeed, the problem for mankind is not wholly the Torah itself; rather, the problem for the most part is the covert opinion or dogma of YAHWEH that is behind the Torah. Why do I say "for the most part" and how in all the world do we go about changing the opinion of the ELOHIM concerning us?

          Sincerely, Spying
          The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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          • #6
            A Day Of Great Rejoicing!

            Hi Everyone,

            Today is the Assembly of the Eighth Day (Leviticus 23:36) for me, and on this Day my earthly Father moves into my home. We have been diligently remodeling many areas of my home. We are not finished, but we have already accomplished a great deal so that my Mother may live here also.

            Today is also the Day in which the reading of the Torah is completed and renewed. It is a day of great rejoicing, a holy Assembly. Right now, Lucy is 12,000 miles away from me, and I am also separated from two other believers in LIFE NOW. So, for now, I rejoice in the unity of our spirits that has occurred in ADONAI Messiah Yahushua who is the completion and renewal of the Torah, the Fountain of Living Waters.

            Why did I say "for the most part"? I do so because the Torah does promise life to the doer of Torah:
            Leviticus 18:5
            5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am YAHWEH.
            And then the Torah takes this life away:
            Ezekiel 20:25-26
            25 Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live;
            26 And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am YAHWEH. (The word "gifts", domasin, underlined in verse 26 is actually "decreed opinions", dogmasin, in a variant of the LXX with which I am familiar.)
            What gives here? Does YAHWEH give promises and then take them away? Does YAHWEH speak with a forked tongue?

            A number of years ago while seeking to understand the purpose of sacrifice, I was drawn to the above verses in Ezekiel. Later, while seeking to understand Paul in Colossians 2:14, I resolved to do a word study on "Dogma" and "Dogmasin" in the LXX. This is what I found in the LXX:
            Ezekiel 20:25-26
            25 και εγω εδωκα αυτοις προσταγματα ου καλα και δικαιωματα εν οις ου ζησονται εν αυτοις
            26 και μιανω αυτους εν τοις δογμασιν αυτων εν τω διαπορευεσθαι με παν διανοιγον μητραν οπως αφανισω αυτους
            Notice the embolded phrase in verse 26. Literally, the Greek reads "in or by the dogmasin (decreed opinions) of them". YAHWEH is saying here that HE will stain the Children of Israel by the decreed opinions of them. How does this work?

            What is the decreed opinion that underscores the command to sacrifice to make atonement for sins? Does not the command to sacrifice presume that we are all sinners? Absolutely!!! It is the opinion of YAHWEH that we are all sinners, and, hence, the very command to sacrifice stains and condemns us as sinners. We are in effect defiled by the very command which promises us life when we seek to fulfill that command.

            I rejoice with great rejoicing in this catch 22. In seeking for life, we are defiled in the doing or so it seems?

            I give great thanks to Messiah Yahushua and to HIS Holy Apostle, Paul, for His inspired writings like the Epistle to the Colossians. Without Paul's writings, we would be hard pressed to figure out how the opinion of YAHWEH ELOHIM could be changed concerning us, and we would be hard pressed to come to an understanding of how exactly we might live and not die.

            Stick around and maybe you might be blessed to rejoice with all those who are destined to live.

            Sincerely, Spying
            The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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            • #7
              A Reality Check!

              Hi Everyone,

              The reason why all of mankind still dies is because the Law of ELOHIM is still very active as a force for good and evil.

              This is rather humorous in a way. In discussing the Law with my Jehovah Witness Friends, two Ladies and a Fellow, they were emphatic that they have never been under the Law Covenant, and they were quite certain that the Law had been taken out of the way through the suffering and death of Messiah Yahushua. If the Law no longer applies to us or has any application in our lives, then it should be ok to commit adultery and fulfill any other sexual desires that we might have, should it not? Needless to say my Jehovah Witness Friends would not agree to have an orgy. Indeed, there exist many things in their minds that are still unlawful. Even so, they all were in agreement that it is now lawful to forget the Sabbath Day. The command to remember the Sabbath Day has surely been blotted out in their minds. If it is ok to dismiss one part of the Law, why is it not ok to dismiss the whole Law, i.e. let's have an orgy? If it is necessary to keep one commandment in the Law, why is it not necessary to keep the whole Law?

              So, what indeed has been blotted out in your mind by the suffering and death of Messiah Yahushua? Please remember that HE who does them shall live by them, and please remember that YAHWEH is not a liar!

              Sincerely, Spying
              The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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              • #8
                The Blotting Out!

                Hi Everyone,

                This fine, crisp Sabbath morning, let's take a look at the blotting out and seek to come to some basic understanding concerning it. Everyone who is honest will admit that they themselves do freely pick and choose to follow some aspects or commands of the Law, i.e. I mean, almost all will agree that it is wrong to murder, is it not? So, it would appear that some things have not been blotted out: Right/wrong/maybe?

                Are you yourself aware of any blotting out of the Torah that takes place in the Scriptures? I could list a whole bunch of scriptures here which absolutely state that the Torah is rather permanent so where did Paul get this idea of the blotting out of the Torah?

                Please consider this scripture with me:
                Numbers 5:23
                23 And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:
                This blotting out occurs in the trial of the suspected unfaithful wife, the Sotah (the Fool), and, in the LXX, the Greek word used for blotting out comes from the same root verb that Paul used in Colossians 2:14.

                Please notice the nature of the curse that is written down and then blotted out in an earthen vessel containing holy water:
                Numbers 5:21-22
                21 Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, YAHWEH make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when YAHWEH doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell;
                22 And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, amen.
                Notice that the Sacred Name is blotted out in this ritual. Does this blotting out bring about the end of the Sacred Name? No, but the Sacred Name has been translated to the Water, so to speak, through the blotting out.

                The physical Sacred Name, YAHWEH, is symbolic for something spiritual, is it not? I happen to believe that the spiritual Sacred Name of YAHWEH is the accomplishment of HIS WHOLE WORD, that is, YAHWEH is always faithful to HIS WORD, and YAHWEH is thereby made known or revealed to mankind through HIS Faithfulness to HIS WORD (Revelation 19:9-13).

                So, when the physical Sacred Name is blotted out in the Water of Bitterness, this water now contains the WHOLE WORD, and included in the WORD is the WHOLE LAW. This blotting out does not end the LAW anymore than it brings an end to the Sacred Name, but this blotting out does bring about a translation of the Law from one realm to another, that is, from the physical to the spiritual.

                The Sotah was required to drink a physical cup of water to prove her faithfulness. Messiah Yahushua, who HIMSELF was HOLY WATER in an Earthen Vessel, Messiah was also required to drink a spiritual cup (Matthew 26:39) to prove HIS Faithfulness.

                Some of us are likewise required to drink this Cup (Matthew 20:23). If we, who drink of this Cup, have been faithful to the whole WORD, will we live or will we die (see Numbers 5:27-28)? That depends, does it not? Some who drink of this Cup get sick and die, do they not? (1 Corinthians 11:26-31). Can we dare say why?

                Now, I just have to ask you, my Dear Christian and Jehovah Witness Friends , have you been faithful to the Word of YAHWEH which was translated (blotted out) by the suffering and death of Messiah Yahushua?

                Sincerely, Spying
                The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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                • #9
                  Sotahism!

                  Hi Everyone,

                  Should you deem yourself as not having been faithful to the whole WORD, how has the expressed dogma of YAHWEH concerning you been changed or, at the very least, been taken out of the way?

                  Christians believe in perpetual defilement for themselves in which the opinion of YAHWEH concerning them is changed through a smoke screen emitted through the substitutional sacrifice of Messiah Yahushua. In other words, YAHWEH has been tricked and coerced by sacrifice into believing that the sinner is now a saint eventhough nothing has really changed in the believing sinner to warrant this correspondent change in YAHWEH. As a result, the MOST HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS YAHWEH is now forced to change HIS WORD because the love of Messiah for the sinner has overpowered YAHWEH'S desire to remain faithful to HIS WORD.

                  This belief in Christian Substitutionalism is the height of foolishness (Sotahism). It is folly. It is self justification expressed by an unfaithful woman gone wanton. No one who believes in Substitutionalism has lived. They all have perished because they believe that it is the Faithful Husband who is forced to change HIMSELF (HIS WORD) rather than working to really change the circumstance of HIS Unfaithful Wife. So, Christians are under the delusion that they are saved when nothing has really changed with respect to them (2 Thessalonians 2:10-11). They continue being sinners, and they all grow old, get sick, and die (according to the WORD of YAHWEH) barring accident or violence. So, nothing has been taken out of the way concerning them, or has it?

                  Sincerely, Spying
                  The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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                  • #10
                    A Gift Of Great Righteousness!

                    Hi Everyone,

                    The Sotah is deceived. She imagines that she has an intimate knowledge of Messiah Yahushua, but Messiah has not revealed HIMSELF to Christianity.

                    Christianity is unaware that grace actually arises through the spiritual fulfillment of the Law, and it is through this spiritual fulfillment of the Torah that the opinion of YAHWEH is changed concerning mankind.

                    Mankind has no capacity to live because mankind has very limited righteousness. Mankind does possess a whole lot of sin so mankind naturally does not believe that living is possible. The solution to this problem is to give us all a gift of righteousness. If everyone receives a great gift of righteousness from YAHWEH through ADONAI Messiah Yahushua, does not this gift change the opinion of YAHWEH concerning us. Formerly, we had no righteousness. Now, through the work of Messiah Yahushua, we all are given all the righteousness we need to grow to believe that we can indeed fulfill the Law and live by every word.

                    This is the purpose of grace. It is a gift of great righteousness. Now, YAHWEH can look at us and say:
                    Hey, lookey there! They are all walking in righteousness. They have nailed it exactly!
                    Sincerely, Spying
                    The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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                    • #11
                      Ownership!

                      Hi Everyone,

                      Law is given to sinners, and YAHWEH gave Adam and Eve commandments. Then, YAHWEH gave the Torah to mankind through the Children of Israel and in the process made all of mankind responsible for their own sin (even those like the Jehovah's Witnesses who say that they were never under the Law Covenant).

                      Did Adam and Eve ask for commandments? Did the Children of Israel ask for the Torah? If, apart from Law, sin lies dead, it seems as if YAHWEH desired that sin arise in a whole lot of people. Why?

                      If YAHWEH makes sinners accountable for their sin by giving us the Law, does anyone think that YAHWEH would also provide a way of escape from all our shortcomings and mark missing and eventual death?

                      This is the role of the Messiah. HE is our way of escape.

                      Now, Christianity imagines that Messiah Yahushua came to provide us all with a gift of righteousness not our own, a substitutional righteousness. I liken this perverted thinking as spiritual communism (This Christian concept of grace and salvation is actually the model for physical communism).

                      If YAHWEH takes great care to make us understand that our sin is our own and that we must all pay for our sin through our own deaths, why would YAHWEH provide us with a deliverance from our sin and death through giving us a righteousness and a life that turns out to be not our own? Is YAHWEH playing games with us?

                      Not at all! It is leftist Christianity that has been playing games with us. She imagines that she owns all the grace, and she is quite willing to dispense this grace to you for a price as long as you are willing to pay it.

                      No more, my Friends, that price is death!!! There is a shot that is heard around the world. If YAHWEH graciously made me a sinner through giving me the Law, do you not think it possible that YAHWEH would also graciously make me a Saint through the same LAW, that is, if YAHWEH is a straight shooter?

                      What a novel idea! Do I mean that it is possible that we might also own our own righteousness though the very Law which made us all sinners?

                      Sincerely, Spying
                      The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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                      • #12
                        The Drawing!

                        Hi Everyone,

                        What a novel idea! Do I mean that it is possible that we might also own our own righteousness though the very Law which made us all sinners?
                        Yes, I do! And it is precisely because of this ownership through the work of Messiah that the opinion of YAHWEH is changed concerning us.

                        What was nailed to the Cross? Both hands and feet are nailed. Of what are hands symbolic? Are not our hands symbolic of our creative activity, our conscious work? What about our feet? Are not our feet symbolic of our walk, our unconscious activity?

                        When you look at the Cross, do you see Yahushua or do you see yourself? I ask this question because I desire that the reader here start thinking in terms of identifying personally with the execution of Messiah, in other words, were you yourself crucified with Messiah as was Paul (Romans 6:6, Galatians 2:20)? What type of hands were your hands, and what is the nature of your walk? With respect to each of us, it is the hands and feet of sinners that are nailed or fixed to a tree, and this fixing results in the ripeness of a certain fruit, and that fruit is the death of each of us hanging from a tree.

                        Christians believe that it is the substitutional death of a Saintly Divine Being that satisfies the wrath of YAHWEH against all those that have rebelled against HIM. Would you yourself be reconciled to someone who had sinned against you by punishing an innocent person in his or her place? Absolutely not! YAHWEH is reconciled to mankind through the death of Messiah because all men have been united with Messiah in HIS Death. HIS Death becomes our Death (2 Corinthians 5:14), and it is this gracious Death of all sinners that contributes greatly to the reconciliation of YAHWEH with the world.

                        What is the mechanism whereby Messiah was able to unite all men with himself, I mean, how in all the world did Messiah know that HE would draw all men to HIMSELF through HIS Cross?:
                        John 12:32
                        32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
                        33 This he said, signifying what death he should die.
                        Sincerely, Spying
                        The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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                        • #13
                          The Love Of Messiah!

                          Hi Everyone,

                          Love fulfills Torah (Romans 10:13), and ELOHIM is love; therefore, ELOHIM always is engaged in fulfilling Torah:
                          1 John 4:7-9
                          7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of ELOHIM; and every one that loveth is born of ELOHIM, and knoweth ELOHIM.
                          8 He that loveth not knoweth not ELOHIM; for ELOHIM is love.
                          9 In this was manifested the love of ELOHIM toward us, because that ELOHIM sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
                          If ELOHIM is the fulfilling of Torah, how is it that Christianity is so bold to say that the Torah no applies to them or has come to an end?

                          The Torah requires that the sinner make atonement for his or her shortcomings or sins in this manner:
                          Leviticus 1:4-5
                          4 And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.
                          5 And he shall kill the bullock before YAHWEH: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
                          Notice that it is the man (any man) that must lay hands upon and kill his Offering. The Torah does not require the Offering to kill itself.

                          Whenever any man brings his Offering and kills it, this is the fulfilling of Torah, and if so, this killing is also love because it is the love of ELOHIM that fulfills Torah.

                          Messiah was sent by ELOHIM to be our Burnt Offering. Did you yourself have anything at all to do with HIS suffering and death? I know that I did. My own individual sin killed Messiah, and the laying on of my hands upon HIS head was brutal in that my sin is great.

                          This killing and the laying on of my hands was accomplished in ignorance. I did not know what I was doing, but it is still my action, and the force behind this action is my sin or disobedience.

                          So, it is evident that I myself have a certain fulfillment of the Torah through sin. This is the double edged sword of the Torah. Love fulfills Torah, and, through the Offering of Messiah Yahushua, my sin also becomes love.

                          This fulfilling of Torah is a gracious gift of righteousness that existed in hiding in the Torah until Messiah appeared!

                          Sincerely, Spying
                          The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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                          • #14
                            Hanging From The Cross!

                            Hi Everyone,

                            Christianity has absolutely no awareness that the fulfillment of the Law through the Cross of Messiah turns our sin into righteousness.

                            The command to sacrifice, which stands against us, is accomplished behind the scenes through the suffering and death of Messiah Yahushua at our hand, that is, by our sin; therefore, we have righteousness through our sin.

                            This gracious gift of righteousness through the Cross actually translates every command of the Torah, which stands against us, into a dead issue. Consider the Sabbath Day command. Failure to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy is sin, but this disobedience through the Cross of Messiah becomes righteousness. Now, YAHWEH can look at the Sabbath Breaker and see all of us in a new light. YAHWEH can now look at sinners and see us as commandment keepers, can HE not?

                            If these things are true, and they are, what shall we say then, shall we continue in Sabbath Breaking so that this gift of righteousness may abound?:
                            Romans 6:1-2
                            1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
                            2 ELOHIM forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
                            My dear Mr. or Mrs. Christian, did you indeed die with Messiah? Why then do you continue your Sabbath Breaking and show thereby that you are readily and ably following the command to sacrifice?

                            This recognition shows the Catch 22 of the Law. Sabbath Breaking is sin, but, through the Cross, Sabbath Breaking becomes the fulfillment of the Law concerning sacrifice. Should anyone continue in the sin of Sabbath Breaking, they declare themselves to be under the Law, do they not? Why? One who is readily doing what the Law says to do shows thereby that one is under the power of the Law. They are never taken down from the Cross, so to speak, and this is why no Christian can live.

                            Sincerely, Spying
                            The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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                            • #15
                              Freedom!

                              Hi Everyone,

                              Christians constantly struggle for the breath of LIFE through the activity and work of their hands and feet exactly as one who is crucified struggles to breathe. They constantly are lifting and pulling themselves up so that their lungs can fill. Upon what do Christians pull and push? They pull and push against the nails, don't they?

                              These nails hold Christians in place. There exists no change of location for Christians because they have no capacity to permanently change their ways. Christians are nailed in place because they habitually are following the same paths and engaging in the same works over and over again.

                              Oh, Christians make some changes, do they not? Yes, they do! They change from one sin to another, and they thereby remain nailed or fixed in place by their sin. They are constantly swaying back and forth, heaving up and falling down, but their basic position does not change. They struggle mightily to keep the sinner in themselves alive, and they use HaSatan's false teaching concerning the suffering and death of Messiah to give themselves comfort until the day they breathe their last.

                              Christians exist in this misery because they do not understand the purpose of sacrifice. They struggle under the delusion that ELOHIM has saved them in their sin all through the substitutional sacrifice of Messiah Yahushua, and they never realize that they themselves remain fixed (nailed) to the Cross by the power of sin which is the Law (1 Corinthians 15:56), and they remain under the Law constantly sinning and sacrificing!

                              Christians are not led to understand that the Cross mercifully gives them all a death, a death to sin and the Law. When a sinner dies, a sinner ceases from his or her sin, and, therefore, this sinner no longer is required by the Law to sacrifice. The sinner is now free.

                              This is very good news to anyone hanging from a Cross.

                              Sincerely, Spying
                              The Currahee Band Of Brothers Are Beginning To Arise In The HOLY PLACE! Listen to them!!!

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