Does the Name Jesus Really Come from Zeus?

Does the Name Jesus Really Come from Zeus?

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Does the Name Jesus Really Come from Zeus?

By Maria Merola אריאל

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, October 2011

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In this study I want to share similarities between the Greek pagan deity known as Zeus” and the Greco-Roman version of the Yahuwdiy (Jewish) Messiah known today as “Jesus” pronounced “Geezus.”

I understand that this is a very sensitive subject and it is difficult for people to accept the fact that the person whom they have come to know as “Jesus Christ” has had his identity marred to such a degree that his true Hebrew image is barely visible from the original Yahuwshuwa ha’Mashiyach prophesied about in the Hebrew Scriptures.  However, this should come as no surprise to us, since this was prophesied long ago by the prophet Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) who foretold about how our Messiah’s image would be marred beyond recognition:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 52:

14 As many were astonished at you; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

We can see by this prophecy that not only was his physical body marred beyond recognition, but even his “image” has been marred. Our High Priest, Melchizedek (King of Righteousness) who is the Lion of the Tribe of Yahuwdah (Judah), has been made to appear more like the Roman-Greek pagan false deity named Zeus.  Was this done on purpose? Has YaHuWaH, our Heavenly Father allowed his image or “visage” to be marred so that he could “sprinkle the nations” who are bent on paganism? To answer this question, I will share my own personal testimony of how the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) spoke to me concerning this.

Back in the summer of 2006, I was in a season of fasting and prayer, and I had a question for my Heavenly Father. My question was this: “What name shall I call you and what name shall I call upon for salvation?”  I was confused about whether or not the Greco-Roman name of “Jesus” was really from Zeus or not. I had heard the arguments on both sides, and I was not really sure what to believe about this. That is when the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) taught me a very profound truth. He revealed to me a pattern in scripture, whereby the prophets of old were given heathen names while they were in exile. Such people were: Esther, Joseph, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (among others). This was the norm when the Yisraelites (Israelites) were sent into heathen nations into exile. YaHuWaH allowed this so that they could be relevant to their pagan cultures and still do mighty exploits for the Elohiym of Yisra’el.  But then came the moment of truth, when their true identity and the identity of the one whom they served had to be revealed. Esther went “incognito” in the Persian Palace in order to save her people. Even though her real name was Hadassah, she took on the name “Esther” which actually is another variant name from the pagan goddess named “Easter.” Ishtar or Easter was the name of a pagan fertility goddess from Babylon, but Queen Esther was actually used by Yah as she saved her people from complete annihilation under the name of a pagan deity! But later on it was revealed that she was from the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) and her real name is Hadassah. The Hebrew name for Joseph is actually Yahuwceph because it has the name of our Heavenly Father in it (Yahuw). But his true Hebrew name was hidden for a time as he was given a heathen Egyptian name: Bereshiyth (Genesis) 41:45 And Pharaoh called Yahuwceph’s name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Yahuwceph (Joseph) went out over all the land of Egypt.

#6847 Tsophnath Pa`neach tsof-nath’ pah-nay’-akh of Egyptian derivation; Tsophnath-Paneach, Joseph’s Egyptian name:–Zaphnath-paaneah.

In the Blue Letter Bible, it says the following about his Egyptian name:

Zaphnath-paaneah = “salvation of the ages” or “treasury of the glorious rest.”

Now, what is very interesting is that this name Zaphnath-paaneah also comes from the Hebrew form of the name of the prophet Zephaniah which literally means “Yah has secreted!”

#6846 Tsphanyah tsef-an-yaw or Tsphanyahuw {tsef-an-yaw’-hoo}; from 6845 and 3050; Jah has secreted; Tsephanjah, the name of four Israelites:–Zephaniah.

The Egyptian meaning of this name Zaphnath-paaneah means “salvation of the ages” but in Hebrew it means “revealer of a secret!” You can see by the Hebrew root word here below that this name means to keep something a secret, to hide, to reserve an appointed time in history: #6845 tsaphan tsaw-fan’ a primitive root; to hide (by covering over); by implication, to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; specifically (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk:–esteem, hide, lay up, lurk (be set) privily, (keep) secret-ly, place).

Now why is this significant? Because the prophet Zephaniah or Tzephanyahuw is the one who was given an very important end-time prophecy about how the secret name of our Creator would be revealed to us in the last days! Tzephanyahuw (Zephaniah) 3:9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of YHWHto serve him with one consent. Aha! So now we see that at Messiah’s first coming, he came as “Mashiyach Ben Yahuwceph” (Messiah son of Joseph) and he had a “hidden name” among the Gentiles. But now, as he is getting ready to return for his elect of Yisra’el, he is now revealing himself as “Mashiyach Ben Dawiyd” (Messiah son of David) who has a name that no man knew but he himself (Revelation 19:12). And so this means that he is now revealing his “secret name” to his servants the prophets: Chazown (Revelation) 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

Amowc (Amos) 3:7 Surely YHWH Elohiym will do nothing, but he reveals his secret unto his servants the prophets. You see, Jewish Sages have long believed that there are two different types of Messiah’s foretold in the scriptures. They see him as “the suffering servant” (a type of Joseph) but in other prophecies they see him as “the conquering reigning king” (a type of King David). Little do these Jewish scholars realize that he was going to come the first time as a “type” of Joseph (a suffering servant) only to return a second time as a conquering reigning king (a type of David).

The true sons of Yisra’el are now being shown his “hidden name” just as Joseph revealed himself to his eleven brothers when they came to buy grain in Egypt.  Joseph’s brothers did not recognize him at first because he had a hidden name given to him by Pharaoh which was Zaphnathpaaneah. When Joseph removed his Egyptian costume and told them his real name, the sons of Yisra’el were all restored back to him and there was reconciliation!

Daniel and his three Hebrew companions from the House of Judah were also given Babylonian pagan names for a time: Daniyel 1:

6 Now among these were of the children of Yahuwdah (Judah), Daniyel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:

7 Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniyel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego.

And so the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) showed me the same thing about our Messiah. He was given a pagan name for a season as “Jesus” but now, his true Hebrew name is being revealed in these last days! In 162 B.C, the Syrian-Greek dictator known as Antiochus Epiphanies erected an image of Zeus on December 25th in the 2nd Jewish Temple (another pattern of the Anti-Messiah). The story of the Maccabees is a prophetic “shadow” and a precursor showing us how our Messiah’s image would later on become distorted to Zeus born on December 25th. You can see historic evidence for this at the links below:  http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/3260132

http://www.zianet.com/maxey/Inter3.htm

The final “man of sin” will more than likely erect an image of JZeus on December 25th  in the 3rd Jewish Temple as a repeat of history. You see beloved, this totally fits the pattern! If you don’t believe that the name Jesus comes from Zeus, then take a look at the 1611 King James Version of the Bible in Luke 4:27 and you will see that the name for Elisha the prophet is incorrectly transliterated as Elizeus!

In the 1634 printing, the King James translators changed the spelling to Eliseus, but it is still pronounced as Eli-Zeus! What does this name Elisha mean in Hebrew?  The name Elisha is #477 in the Strongs Hebrew Concordance and it is spelled: Eliysha and it means “Elohiym is Salvation” or “God is Salvation.”

The Hebrew word for “God” is Eloah (singular) or El for short; the plural form is Elohiym. And then the verb “sha” means “salvation,” and this forms the compound word for the name Eliysha. Why then did the English translators change his name from Eliysha which means “God is my salvation to EliZeus which means “My God is Zeus? It should be obvious from this evidence that there has been a conspiracy by the pagans to alter the name of our Savior to Zeus.

The only reason why people still can be saved calling upon the name of “Jesus” is because the Holy Spirit interprets the deep groaning of our hearts (Romans 8:26-27) and he interprets the incorrect name Jesus as Yahuwshuwa before the throne of YaHuWaH for us.

Messiah is like Joseph who was the “Saviour” to the Egyptians (Gentiles), as Zaphnath-paaneah. Yet to his Hebrew brothers, he was known by his true name which actually contains his Heavenly Father’s name as Yahuwceph meaning “YaHuWaH has added” or “YaHuWaH increases.” In the same way, our Messiah’s name also contains the Heavenly Father’s name which is Yahuwshuwa meaning “YaHuWaH is salvation.” Back on February 10th 1981, I cried out to my Heavenly Father in the name of “Jesus Christ” and he heard my cry and delivered me from deep demonic oppression. My life was dramatically changed and I was filled with the Holy Spirit that night. For those of you who have not known the true name of our Messiah in times past, it does not mean that you were never saved!  I have encountered people within the “Sacred Name Community” who have tried to insinuate that all those who used the name Jesus in times past out of ignorance, were never saved. These people will try and tell you that you were never saved when you were calling upon the name of “Jesus Christ,” but they are wrong. The Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) searches out our hearts and he interprets the name “Jesus” as the secret hidden name of Yahuwshuwa before the throne! Romiym (Romans) 8:

26 Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities (weaknesses): for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27 And he that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of Elohiym.

In these last days, however, YaHuWaH is restoring his remnant to “one pure language” as prophesied:  Tzephanyahuw (Zephaniah) 3:

8 Therefore wait you upon me, says YHWH, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of YHWH, to serve him with one consent.

It is time for us to stop resisting what the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) is doing in these last days as he gives revelation to the name that is above all other names. The one and only name that we are to call upon for salvation is the name of the Mashiyach (Messiah) Yahuwshuwa (Acts 4:12).  Let us not be stagnant, but let us move with the Ruwach ha’Qodesh. In the wilderness, the children of Yisra’el had to keep on moving with the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night. If they remained stagnant, they would be left behind as the rest of the camp would keep on moving! Or else they would be stampeded and trampled as the rest kept on moving. We are in that day and hour where YaHuWaH is raising the bar! Praise Jesus or Hail Zeus?

The Greeks and Romans did indeed change our Messiah’s name to Zeus for a very good reason. It is because Zeus had a December 25th Birthday! In Latin the term “Io” means “hail” or “praise.” Hence, on December 25th in Ancient Rome, people would give praises to the god Saturn on December 25th as they shouted “Io, Saturnalia, Io, Saturnalia.” This was a day for orgies, child sacrifices, drunkenness, gluttony, over-indulgence of the flesh and debauchery. Later on as Christianity began to spread through the Roman Empire, the Roman pagan god of Jupiter & the Greek pagan god Zeus were merged into J’Zeus and so the mantra changed from “Io Saturnalia” (praise Saturn) to “Io Zeus which literally means “Praise Zeus!”  Translate versus Transliterate

Now before I get into the historical background of how the name “Yahuwshuwa” was shortened to “Yeshua” and then finally changed to “Jesus,” I want to explain the difference between “translate” and “transliterate.”

To translate a word from one language into another language means to take the meaning of a name from one language into another language.

*Example: the word “salvation” in Greek is “soteria,” but in Hebrew, the word for “salvation” is “yeshua.” If we want to translate the word “salvation” from Hebrew (yeshua), into Greek, we would use the word “soteria.”

But to transliterate a name means to correlate the letters from one alphabet to another alphabet.

*Example: the name of our Messiah is Joshua in Ancient Hebrew which is Yahuwshuwa. In Modern Hebrew, it is rendered as Yehowshuwa. The Hebrew letters in this name (Joshua) are as follows:

Yod, Hey, Waw, Shin, Waw, Ayin (YHWSWA).

If one were to transliterate the name Joshua into Greek, the corresponding letters should be:  Iota, Eta, Upsilon, Sigma, Upsilon, Alpha (Ieusua).

The Greek Strong’s Concordance claims that the name “Jesus” means the following:

Strong’s #G2424 – Iēsous Ἰησοῦς Jesus = “Jehovah is salvation.”

The English rendition of the Heavenly Father’s name is seen above as “Jehovah,” but there is no letter “J” in Ancient Hebrew, neither is there a letter “V” as in “Vav” in Ancient Hebrew. The Modern Hebrew letter “Vav” was at one time a “Waw” and it makes the sound of the “uw” as in “long u” or  “ow” as in “long o.” Sometimes it also makes the breathy “who” sound.  Therefore, the name “Jehovah” should be “Yahuwah.” Hence, the meaning of the name “Jesus” they claim from above is “Yahuwah is salvation” rather than “Jehovah is salvation.”

But the word Jesus cannot be an actual translation from Hebrew to Greek for Joshua, because if the Greeks were actually trying to translate the name of our Messiah (Joshua) in Greek, it would be “Yahuwsoteria” meaning “Yahuwah is salvation.” So we can prove that the name Jesus is neither a translation nor is it a transliteration!

As I already illustrated, if the name Joshua was to be transliterated into Greek, it would be “Ieusua” and not “Ieosus.”

Who Changed the Name of the Messiah? 

Pictured here is an illustration of the way that the name “Joshua” is spelled in the Greek Septuagint. As you can see by this graphic, it was not originally spelled as Ieosus!

The name “Joshua” was originally spelled as follows in the Greek Septuagint:

Iota, Eta, Sigma, Omicron, Upsilon = Iesou

There was no “Sus” on the end of the name Joshua originally in the Greek Septuagint!

The Greek language did, in fact, have a correct translation for Joshua as far back as 300 B.C.

So who changed the Greek name of Joshua from “Iesou” to “Ieosus?”

Who added the “Sus” on the end of the name Joshua?

In the 2nd Century, a Gnostic by the name of Origen began a school in Alexandria Egypt where he altered the Greek Septuagint and greatly changed the text to read the way that he thought it should read.

Origen did not believe that Yahuwshuwa Messiah was fully YaHuWaH manifested in human flesh. He thought of him as just another reincarnation of all the other pagan gods of antiquity. He believed that Yahuwshuwa was actually Zeus reincarnated, so he deliberately added the “Sus” on the end of the Greek name for Joshua (Iesou) rendering it as Iesous.

Origen removed and altered all verses that pointed to the deity of Messiah, and he changed the Greek name of Joshua from “Iesou” to “Ieosus!”

Later on, in the 3rd Century, Eusebeus (a Bishop of Caesarea) was hired by Constantine to make 50 Bibles for him in Latin Vulgate. Eusebeus used the corrupted Alexandrian Text that had been greatly tampered with by Origen. That is when the Roman Priesthood standardized the name of “Ieosus!”

It makes no sense that the authors or translators transliterated the name from Yahuwshuwa to Iesous when they had already transliterated the name of Joshua as “Iesou.”

The question remains: Since the original transliteration for the name of the Messiah was “Iesou” in the Greek Septuagint, who replaced it with the name “Iesous?” And why was this done?

“In the 1611 King James Version New Testament the name Yahuwshuwa appeared originally wherever the Messiah was spoken of. Yahuwshuwa means “Yahuwah is salvation” (Jehovah is salvation). Later the Messiah’s name was replaced with the Latin “Hesus” or “Iesus” which became “Jesus” in the 1600’s with the invention of the English letter “J” which was introduced at that time. Furthermore, the Greek “Iesus” comes from the name ‘Zeus,’ the ruling god in the Greek pantheon.” —– Gospel of The Kingdom True Names and Title Dr. Henry Clifford Kinley 1931 – Ohio USA.

http://truthorheresy.com/who-changed-the-name-of-the-messiah

See this website for more documentation about how the Greek Septuagint was sabotaged by Origen the Gnostic in the 2nd Century:

http://mysite.verizon.net/rgjones3/Septuagint/spfathers.htm

Let me show you how sneaky these Gnostics were in the 2nd Century when they altered and removed words from the Greek Septuagint.

You see, in Modern Greek, the spelling of “Zeus” was gradually changed to “Dias.” In Latin, the word for God (Zeus) is “Dios.” Just look up the word for “God” in any Italian or Spanish Bible, and you will see the word “Dios” which comes from the Modern Greek name “Dias” for the Ancient “Zeus!”

Now, with that in mind, let’s take a look at this verse in the King James Version:

Matthew 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?

Now, let’s take a look at the very same verse in the Spanish Bible:

Mateo 8:29 Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)

y se pusieron a gritar:—¡No te metas con nosotros, Hijo de Dios! ¿Viniste acá para atormentarnos antes de tiempo?

Hijo de Dios = Son of Zeus (God)!

Now, let’s take a look at the Italian Bible:

Matteo 8:29 Conferenza Episcopale Italiana (CEI)

Cominciarono a gridare: Che cosa abbiamo noi in comune con te, Figlio di Dio? Sei venuto qui prima del tempo a tormentarci?

Figlio di Dio = Son of Zeus (God)!

Did you know that the name “Dionysus” means “Son of Zeus?” This proves that the “SUS” on the end of names means “Zeus!”

I realize that for many of us who grew up learning the name of “Jesus,” that it is difficult to accept the fact that Satan would want to tamper with and sabotage the true name of our Messiah so that he could swap identities with him. But why should that surprise you?

Why would Satan go to great measures to change the Sabbath day from the 7th day to “Sun-day” (after the pagan sun-god), but are we so naive as to think that Satan would leave the name of salvation alone?

Proof of this can be found in Professor J.C.J. Melford’s book entitled: “Dictionary of Christian Lore and Legend “ (1983, page 126). This is what he wrote:

“Jesus” is supposed to be the Anglicized equivalent of the Greek Iesous but really, if it is, it is troubling to say the least. The English name ‘Jesus’ stems etymologically from ‘Jupiter-Zeus’ the chief god of the ancient Greek Olympus — the coded occult appellation evolving from ‘J-Zeus’… ‘J-sus,’… ‘Je…sus,’ to ‘Jesus’….. 

Some authorities, who have spent their entire lives studying the origins of names believe (and they are without doubt quite correct) that ‘Jesus’ actually means (according to the rules of the Greek language) – ‘Hail Zeus!’…. 

For Iesous in Greek IS ‘Hail Zeus.’ That is, ‘Ie’ translates as ‘Hail’ and ‘sous’ or ‘sus’ is Zeus. The Jesus of modern Christendom is nothing more than the Egyptian form of Jupiter-Zeus, Serapis….

….It is known that the Greek name endings with ‘sus, seus, and sous’ [which are phonetic pronunciations for the chief Greek god of Olympus] were attached by the Greeks to names and geographical areas as a means to give honour to their supreme deity, Zeus.’….

So, Tarsus is the ‘sweat of Zeus,’ and other ancient sites also carry reference to the chief god of Mount Olympus (‘Ephesus’ etc). Thus, Parnassus was a sacred mountain in Greece; ‘Dionysus’ the son of Zeus, was a Greek deity of wine; Odysseus was the Greek hero of the Trojan War, and rather surprisingly the pagan Greek god of healing was none other than Ieusues (a variant spelling of Iesous/Jesus).”

Beloved, I often hear people trying to rationalize that the name “Jesus” is simply a transliteration of the Hebrew name of “Joshua” from Greek into to English. These same people will try to tell us that the name “Jesus” has nothing to do with the pagan deity named “Zeus.” But the fact of the matter is, proper names of people (especially important people) and more importantly the name above every other name for salvation should never be transliterated nor translated!  When famous musicians have gone to foreign countries to perform, people such as Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Elvis Presley, etc., their names were not translated nor transliterated! When it came time to announce them onto the stage, the person doing the announcing would speak in their foreign language but they would still pronounce the name of these famous people the way that it should be pronounced in English.  The Greeks and the Romans therefore had no authority to change the name of our Creator. They should not have transliterated nor translated the name of our Messiah. But furthermore, the names Ieosus & Jesus are NOT, I repeat NOT translations nor are they even transliterations! Neither of these names are direct transliterations from the Hebrew name Yahuwshuwa (Joshua).

The Greek Septuagint Name for Joshua

Some people would argue that since the Greek Septuagint went into print around 285-246 B.C., and the name Joshua in Greek is translated as Ieosus, that this is “proof” that the name Jesus could not have come from Zeus. They rationalize that there was no conspiracy to change the Messiah’s name to Zeus because they say that Joshua’s name was transliterated already to Ieosus before our Messiah came to earth in human form. But there is much evidence that the Greek Septuagint is actually a hoax and it does not pre-date our Messiah’s earthly ministry.  The Greek Septuagint (at least Genesis to Deuteronomy) was translated into the Greek language for the Alexandrian Jews. This part of the story comes from early church historian Eusebius (260-339 AD). Scholars then claim that “Jesus and his apostles used this Greek Bible instead of the preserved Hebrew text.” But a careful study reveals a conspiracy to eradicate the Hebrew Masoretic text in order to promote a “Gnostic Greek Jesus.” Read the evidence about the Greek Septuagint by clicking on the link below:

The Septuagint is a Gnostic Hoax

And thus, all modern translations today use the corrupted Revised Greek Text for the New Testament that was dramatically altered by two men named “Hort & Westcott” in the 1850’s in England. These men were Jesuit Spies who were working for the Vatican and the New World Order agenda. They were also followers of Madam Blavatsky’s Luciferian Doctrine. But the King James Version uses the Hebrew Masoretic Text for the Old Testament and the Greek Textus Receptus for the New Testament.

But how can we be sure that our Messiah’s name is really Joshua? Well first of all, when you look up the word for Jesus in the Greek Strongs Concordance, it is #2424 and it says that the name is Ieosus which the definition for is “Jehovah is Salvation” and it references the Hebrew #3091 which is Joshua. Since there is no letter J in Ancient Hebrew, nor is there a letter V in Ancient Hebrew, the Creator’s name is not JeHoVaH but rather it is YaHuWaH.  In the 6th Chapter of Zechariah, we see a prophetic picture of the Messiah as the High Priest named Joshua whose name is called “the Branch” and he receives “many crowns.” That name for Joshua in the Ancient Hebrew pictographs is seen as six Hebrew Letters: Yod, Hey, Waw, Shin, Waw, Ayin represented by these six English Letters: YHWSWA. The lower case vowels have been added to help aid in pronunciation as YaHuWShuWA.  Zechariah 6:11 is a Messianic prophecy of the future High Priest who would come after the order of Melchizedek (Malki-Tzadiq). Another reliable source that gives further evidence about the name Jesus coming from Zeus is from the deceased Messianic Jewish Evangelist and historian Art Katz, who cites the origins of the true name of the Messiah and the Elohiym of Israel from his former website: The original Hebrew or Jewish Name of the professing Jewish Messiah, who was accepted as such by a certain section (some 3000 souls) of Israel, at and after His Appearance in Israel, some 2000 years ago. To them He was known as Yahuwshuwa (abbreviated: Y’shuwa, also spelled in modern Hebrew as Yehowshuwa or Yeshuwa). In time, over the first few centuries after Messiah, His Name was gradually changed to “Je-Zeus Khristos” by the pagan masses who converted and joined the originally Jewish Messianic Sect. Out of this, Christianity was born, which was a mixture of originally pure Judaism, and gradually, progressive influences of pagan customs and traditions, together with a growing tide of an anti-Semitic spirit. This was greatly due to the instigation of influential leaders like Constantine the Great, who was a Zeus worshiper, and who purportedly converted to Christianity.  It was also a natural process as a result of the infiltration of followers of the sun-god, Zeus, into the Christian ranks. Even the name of their pagan idol Zeus was applied to their new-found Jewish Messiah, and Y’shuwa (the abbreviated transliteration of Yahuwshuwa), became “Y’Zeus” or Je-Zeus, which became ‘Jesus’ in English (NOTE: the middle ‘s’ is pronounced as a ‘z’). In other languages, it took on various other forms. Art Katz’s biography is at this website: http://artkatzministries.org/about/

Andrew Gabriel Roth of Netzari Press cites in his Aramaic English New Testament (AENT):

http://www.aent.org/

Y’shua to Zeus

TAKEN FROM THE ARAMAIC ENGLISH NEW TESTAMENT (APPENDIX PP. 1055-1056)

http://www.freewebs.com/elyah/newupdatedsyncretism.htm

While it is true that Iesous became the Greek substitute for Yehoshua (Greek Septuagint translation of the Tanakh), it is also true that the Greek language is very capable of reproducing the name of Yehoshua (Y’shua) with exact sonic pronunciation. However, an etymological link evolved between Iesous, Zeus, and Jesus, pronounced: Ie-soos, Zoos; and Jee-zuhs.  Regardless as to whether one recognizes sonic similarities or not, there are many other factors that connect the Christian worship of Jesus to Zeus. Notice “Elizeus” in the 1611 King James Version (Luke 4:27), spelled exactly as seen here, is a name that weds the pagan deity Zeus with the Elohim of Israel. While this is clear evidence of a blatant pagan connection to Zeus worship, we’ve only begun to scratch the surface.

Historians have noted that for many centuries busts of Zeus were prominently displayed in many Christian churches throughout Europe – not only Catholic Churches where idolatry is a normative, but also in “Orthodox” churches. The original busts of Zeus were imported into the most prominent front and center parts of “Christian sanctuaries.”  Rav Shaul’s letters had not been heeded by the Church. In the year 230 C.E. the Christian “Church Founder” Tertulian wrote: “But [Gentile Christian] who are strangers to (Jewish) Sabbaths, and new moons, and festivals, once acceptable to God, the Saturnalia, the feasts of January, the Brumalia and Matronalia are now frequented, with gifts being carried to and fro.”

Early in Roman church history it was very fashionable to syncretize pagan worship into Christianity. One of the most evident pagan elements is the sun-child of December twenty-fifth who became the son-child of “Mary the mother of God.” Ishtar, from where the fish symbol originated, was also a carry-over into Christianity, and transubstantiation is another pagan rite that was ripped right out of paganism and dropped into the Easter wafer, in which most Christians indulge.

Another Messiah Invented By Constantine

Below you will read some very well documented historical background on where the name of Jesus Christ actually originated:

Constantine’s intention at Nicaea was to create an entirely new god for his empire who would unite all religious factions under one deity. Presbyters were asked to debate and decide who their new god would be. Delegates argued among themselves, expressing personal motive for inclusion of particular writings that promoted the finer traits of their own special deity. Throughout the meeting, howling factions were immersed in heated debates, and the names of 53 gods were tabled for discussion. “As yet, no God had been selected by the council, and so they balloted in order to determine that matter… For one year and five months the balloting lasted…” (God’s Book of Eskra, Prof. S.L. MacGuire’s translation, Salisbury, 1922, chapter xlviii, paragraphs 36, 41). 

At the end of that time, Constantine returned to the gathering to discover that the presbyters had not agreed on a new deity but had balloted down to a short list of five prospects: Caesar, Krishna, Mithra, Horus and Zeus (Historia Ecclesiastica, Eusebius, c. 325). Constantine was the ruling spirit at Nicaea and he ultimately decided upon a new god for them. To involve British factions, he ruled that the name of the Druid god, Hesus, be joined with the Eastern Saviour-god, Krishna (Krishna is Sanskrit for Christ), and thus Hesus Krishna would be the official name of the new Roman god. A vote was taken and it was with a majority show of hands (161 votes to 157) that both divinities become one God. Following long-standing heathen custom, Constantine used the official gathering and the Roman apotheosis decree to legally deify two deities as one, and did so by democratic consent. A new god was proclaimed and “officially” ratified by Constantine (Acta Concilii Nicaeni, 1618).  That purely political act of deification effectively and legally placed Hesus and Krishna among the Roman gods as one individual composite. That abstraction lent Earthly existence to amalgamated doctrines of the Empire’s new religion; and because there was no letter “J” in alphabets until around the ninth century, the name subsequently evolved into “Jesus Christ.”

It should come as no surprise that Satan has devised close counterfeits of the genuine Messiah. The Apostle Sha’uwl accurately stated that Satan is able to “transform himself” into an angel of light:

2nd Qorintiym (Corinthians) 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

This deception is nothing new. Satan had already been busy preparing for thousands of years since the Garden of Eden to deceive mankind into accepting a false Messiah. He knew very well what the scriptures had to say in prophecy concerning the coming of the Messiah. That is why the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) warned the Corinthians not to be “beguiled” or deceived by “Another Yahuwshuwa:”

2nd Qorintiym (Corinthians) 11:

3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Mashiyach (Messiah).

4 For if he that comes preaches another Yahuwshuwa, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received, or another gospel, which you have not accepted, you might well bear with him.

As you can see, Sha’uwl (Paul) was very concerned that the Corinthians (who were former pagans) were all too ready to “bear with” or tolerate any false teacher who would come along preaching a close counterfeit or “Another Yahuwshuwa.” That is why we must diligently preach the real Messiah of the Hebrew Scriptures, and not a Greco-Roman counterfeit.

Satan Wants to be the “Bright” Star or the Sun-Deity

It is no accident that the brightest star in our solar system is the sun, and our Messiah is called “the bright and morning star”:

Chazown (Revelation)  22:16 I Yahuwshuwa have sent my angel to testify unto you these things in the congregations. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

In the King James Version, the Hebrew Masoretic Text is accurately translated showing that the fallen angel Lucifer is merely a “son” of the morning star (Messiah). You see Mashiyach (Messiah) Yahuwshuwa is the one who created all things, including Lucifer (Colossians 1:16). The name Lucifer is Latin for “light bringer” and that name was added by the English translators in the King James Version in italics (indicating that it was not in the original text).  However, the term “son of the morning” is accurately seen in Hebrew as “heylel ben shachar.” The Greek Septuagint inaccurately calls this fallen angel the “morning star” which in Hebrew would be “boker kowkab,” but that is not what appears in the Hebrew Scrolls!

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 14:12 (KJV) How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 14:12 (NIV) How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!

As you can see above the New International Version (which comes from the Greek Septuagint) calls Lucifer “the morning star” but that title “morning star” is reserved for our Messiah as seen in Revelation 22:16. Lucifer is merely a “son” (a created being) not the morning star himself. In the book of Job, the Hebrew translation for “morning star” is accurately seen as “boker kowkab:”

Yowb (Job) 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of Elohiym (God) shouted for joy?

This shows that the Greek Septuagint is not being honest with the translation! They are insinuating that Lucifer and Yahuwshuwa are both the same being! This is precisely the philosophy of Gnosticism! Gnosticism teaches that the Messiah did not come “in the flesh” or as a mortal human being.  Gnosticism purports that the Messiah is a “consciousness” that has rested on various individuals throughout history and therefore they do not believe that our Messiah would come in the form of a human being who would then “destroy sin in the flesh.” You see the true Mashiyach (Messiah) Yahuwshuwa came “in the likeness of sinful flesh” (Romans 8:3) so that he could destroy the weakness of the mortal human nature that is subject to temptations.  In order for Yahuwshuwa to qualify as our Messiah, he had to have a perfect sinless nature spiritually (having the sinless blood of the Father YaHuWaH). And yet at the same time, he had to be able to be subject to temptations as we are in order to conquer the weakness of sinful man (even though he was not a sinner). In other words he had to have both natures at the same time!

Ibriym (Hebrews) 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Yahuwshuwa had a human nature that was able to be tempted yet he had the perfect sinless blood of his Father, YaHuWaH Elohiym with no sin in him. Why do we need to understand all of this?

Because one of the identifiers of being able to discern the Spirit of Anti-Messiah is any spirit that does not confess that Yahuwshuwa Mashiyach “is come in the flesh.”

All modern translations of the Bible taken from the “Revised Greek Text” do not keep this key identifier in the scriptures, but the King James Version gives us this important “litmus test” to be able to discern the “Spirit of Antichrist.”

1st Yahuwchanon (John) 4: (King James Version):

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

1st Yahuwchanon (John) 4:3 (New International Version):

1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 

2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 

*Note: “has come in the flesh” in the past tense is not the same thing as “is come in the flesh” in the eternally present tense as seen in the King James Version.

1st Yahuwchanon (John) 4:3 (New International Version):

3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from GodThis is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

*Note: As you can see, the Revised Greek text has removed the important litmus test that tells us how to identify the Spirit of Anti-Messiah as being one who does not acknowledge that the Savior Mashiyach Yahuwshuwa “is come in the flesh.” They instead give a very weak criteria as one who “does not confess Jesus.” 

But there are many false religions who “acknowledge Jesus” (even Muslims acknowledge him), but they do not believe he is the Messiah nor do they believe that he was the Son of Elohiym who came in the form of a human being who would then destroy sin in the flesh. Gnostic New Age religions believe that “the Christ is a consciousness” who is able to rest on everybody and there is no person who is exclusively called “The Messiah” or “The Christ” except for “The Fifth Maitreya Buddha.”

Now we can understand why pagan sun-god worship is such a serious violation of the Towrah and a sin that leads to death. Yahuwshuwa ha’Mashiyach is the “sun of righteousness” but Satan wants to be the “sun” and that is why he has deceived many into worshiping the created object (the sun itself) rather than the one who created the sun:

Malakiy (Malachi) 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

You see there are many things in creation that are used as metaphors our Messiah:

The lamb, the red heifer, the sun, the bright and morning star, the scapegoat, the rock, the living water, the bread from heaven, the tree of life, the serpent on the pole, the alef and the tav (the sacrificial animal nailed to two sticks).

But we do not worship these objects!

We are commanded not to worship Elohiym in the form of something created. We are to worship YaHuWaH Elohiym “in spirit and in truth.” Idolatry occurs when humans want to worship the creator in the form of something created (animals, trees, etc).

Romiym (Romans) 1:25 Who changed the truth of Elohiym into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Messiah Yahuwshuwa had a created body from the beginning of creation (Hebrews 10:5) but in his pre-incarnate existence as YaHuWaH Elohiym he is the creator himself (Colossians 1:16). This means that we do not worship the metaphor or the object used as a symbol of the Messiah, but we worship YaHuWaH Elohiym. The Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) illustrated this concept many times in his letters:

Maaseh Shlichiym (Acts) 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwells not in temples made with hands: as says the prophet, Maaseh Shlichiym (Acts) 17:24 Elohiym that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Master of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands; Maaseh Shlichiym (Acts) 19:26 Moreover you see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Shauwl (Paul) has persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:

And so this is how Satan has cleverly been able to deceive people into worshiping him in the form of these objects (which are meant to be metaphors only). He shifts people’s focus off of “the lamb slain from the foundations of the world” and instead makes people worship the object itself or the metaphor.

Similarities Between Zeus & Yahuwshuwa Messiah

As I already mentioned above, between the years 164-167 B.C. (before Messiah came to earth), Antiochus went into the 2nd Jewish Temple and set up an abominable image of Zeus the pagan sun-god on December 25th and claimed that he was a reincarnation of Zeus on December 25th. He gave himself the title “Epiphanies” which in Greek means “God Manifest” as he claimed that he was a reincarnation of “God” on December 25th.

Interestingly, the word “Epiphanies” adds up to 666 in the Greek alpha-numeric system. Antiochus was a precursor to the final Anti-Messiah who will come before the second coming of YaHuWShuWA and he will “sit in the temple of Elohiym, showing that he is Elohiym” (2nd Thessalonians 2:4).

When the angel Gabriel appeared to Miriyam (Mary) the mother of Yahuwshuwa, he did not tell her to give him a Greek name. Gabriel said to name him Yahuwshuwa “for he shall save” his people.

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name YAHUWSHUWA (not JESUS): for he shall save his people from their sins.

Whose Birthday Are You Really Celebrating? J’Zeus or Yahuwshuwa?

The Greeks called their supreme deity “Zeus” but in the first century, many Greeks began to assimilate the Messiah from the tribe of Yahuwdah (Judah) to their favorite supreme deity. They began placing a letter “Y” in front of Zeus as “Y’Zeus” since Yah is the Hebrew name for “the self-existent” eternal Elohiym (God). From “Y’Zeus,” they began using the letter “I” as “Ieosus” became the Greek way to spell Yahuwshuwa (Joshua). Later on in the 1500’s when the English translations of the Bible went into print, a new letter was added to the alphabet—the letter “J” and it was meant to sound like the “Y” sound. From there the name Ieosus became Jeosus and then finally it was shortened to “Jesus.”

As time went on in American culture, the letter “J” began to take on the pronunciation of the soft letter “G.” Hence today, the name “Jesus” sounds more like “Geezus” than the Greek “Io Zeus” (Ieosus) or the Hebrew Yahuwshuwa.

*Note: Some people would argue that the name Jesus does not have the Greek Letter “zeta” (equivalent to the letter z in English) therefore, it cannot be a direct transliteration from Zeus. However, it is easy to see that the name Jesus is pronounced as “Geez-us” with the first letter “s” making the “zee” sound and the final letter “s” making the “s” sound. If the devil was not trying to make people worship Zeus by using the name Jesus, why then do we not pronounce Jesus as Jess-us with both letter “s’s” making the “s” sound?

In 325 A.D., Constantine a Roman Emperor, in an attempt to unify the Roman Empire, combined this same pagan religion from Babylon with so-called Christianity. Constantine worshiped “Mithra” the pagan sun-god born December 25th. He believed he could bring unity to Rome by keeping this pagan religion and combining it with Christianity. So he wrote the Edict of Milan and he dis-fellowshipped the Yahuwdiy (Jewish) believers in the true Mashiyach Yahuwshuwa.

But Constantine did not remove the statues from the pagan temples but instead he gave them “Christian” names. He named Venus “Mary” and he named Sol the pagan sun-god “Jesus.”

He wrote:

“…the Jews are dogs and the Christians should have nothing to do with the Jews…God has shown us a better way…”

There many were other pagan deities whose birthdays were celebrated on December 25th:

Nimrod, Saturn (Saturnalia in Rome); Mithras, Horus, Attis, Dionysus the son of Zeus, Zeus (Greek) or Jupiter (Roman); Tammuz (Ezekiel 8), Hercules, Osiris, Perseus, Helios, Bacchus, Apollo, Sol Invictus – (The “Unconquered Sun”).

And so now we can see why it makes perfect sense that the Greeks took the Hebrew Letter Yod (which means the arm) and they placed that in front of the name “Zeus” because it is name of their supreme deity who was born on December 25th. The Yod in front of Zeus became as Y’zeus in the first century and then later on in Latin it became Ieosus.

Satan Counterfeits Zeus & J’Zeus (Jesus) by Creating Similarities after Yahuwshuwa Messiah:

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/z/zeus.html

Zeus: The name Zeus is related to the Greek word dios, meaning “bright.” His other attributes as well as lightning were the scepter, the eagle and his aegis (this was the goat-skin of Amaltheia).

Yahuwshuwa: He is called “the bright and morning star” in Revelation 22:16. He is given a scepter to rule the nations (Genesis 49:10, Isaiah 45:6). He is also the Yom Kippur “scape-goat” while Satan also wants to be the “goat of Mendes” (aegis).

Zeus: His most famous story was told by Hesiod in his Theogony, of how Zeus usurped the kingdom of the immortals from his father and Gaia wrapped a stone in swaddling clothes in place of the infant Zeus. Cronus thinking it was the newborn baby swallowed the stone.

Yahuwshuwa: Is the King who will rule the earthly kingdom of David (his Father’s Kingdom). Gaia means “mother” and we see a similarity with Miriyam (the mother of Yahuwshuwa) as she wrapped him in swaddling clothes (Luke 2:7-12).

Yahuwshuwa Messiah is also called “the rock” of our salvation and “the chief cornerstone” just like Zeus. Cronus means “time” in Greek and Messiah is called “the one who is and was and is to come” and also he is the eternal one who “has neither beginning of days nor end of days”(Hebrews 7).  He is also called “The Ancient of Days” (meaning timeless). The stone or rock of our salvation has been made a finite being (swallowed by time) by becoming a new born baby.

Zeus: Before the abolition of monarchies, Zeus was protector of the king and his family. Once the age of Greek kings faded into democracy he became chief judge and peacemaker, but most impor-tantly civic god. He brought peace in place of violence and Hesiod (circa 700 BCE) describes Zeus as “the lord of justice.” Zeus was also known as “Kosmetas” (orderer), “Soter” (savior), “Polieos” (overseer of the polis, city) and “Eleutherios” (guarantor of political freedoms). His duties in this role were to maintain the laws, protect suppliants, to summon festivals and to give prophecies (his oldest and most famous oracle was at Dodona, in Epirus, northwestern Greece). As the supreme deity Zeus oversaw the conduct of civilized life. But the “father of gods and men” as Homer calls him, has many mythological tales.

Yahuwshuwa: is called “Judge” (Isaiah 2:4, Micah 4:3) and prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6). Messiah is also called “Savior” just like Zeus. Messiah is also the one who came to maintain the Law of Moses (Matthew 5:17-19) just like Zeus. The “government” shall also be upon his shoulders (Isaiah 9:6) just as Zeus is portrayed as being the overseer (police) maintaining law and order.

We have clearly seen the many similarities between the character of Zeus and the Jewish Messiah that many call “Jesus” and by those many similarities we can already see that Satan has been trying to trade identities with the Messiah of Yisra’el since the beginning of time!

Once the Roman Papacy enacts Martial Law that forces people to use the name of “Jesus” instead of his true Hebrew name Yahuwshuwa, those of us who use his true name will be decapitated (Revelation 20:4). When this happens, everyone will know the difference between the true name of our Messiah versus the fabricated name given to him by the Greeks and the Romans.  At this point, every person on the planet will have to choose which Messiah they will serve, and the name Jesus will no longer be a valid name to call upon for salvation. People who choose to use the name Jesus by this time will be worshiping the Beast (the Papacy) if they choose the name Jesus over the name Yahuwshuwa. Up until this happens, I believe that people can still be saved using the name Jesus because that is who people are associating with the Jewish Messiah of the Bible. However, once the name Jesus becomes associated with the Roman Antichrist as a means to joining the One World Religion of the Antichrist, then it will be the name of blasphemy at that point. Right now, YaHuWaH is being patient while his elect are coming out of the churches to embrace the truth. But the day is going to come when the bar is going to be raised and people are going to be martyred for using the true name of Yahuwshuwa. Those who receive the “Mark of the Beast” are those who will accept the Roman Papacy’s use of the name Jesus for baptism and salvation.

Does this mean that people calling on the name Jesus are not saved?

I do not believe that all people calling on the name of Jesus are calling on Zeus from their hearts. Indeed, the Holy Spirit is able to interpret before the throne of YaHuWaH Elohiym what people mean when they are calling up on the name Jesus, even though it is not his real name. YaHuWaH our Heavenly Father knows how to interpret the deep groaning of our hearts before we learn how to say his name correctly:

1st Shemuw’el (Samuel) 16:7 “……for man looks on the outward appearance, but YHWH looks on the heart.

The Birth Certificate Analogy

Did you know that the word “baby” actually comes from the word Babylon? The etymology of the word “baby” comes from the idea that babies speak in “babel” which is nothing but a confusing bunch of phrases that do not have meaning. The word “babel” means “confusion” in Hebrew, and we read in Genesis 11, that our Creator purposely “confounded” the languages at the Tower of Babel.  He did this in order to prevent Nimrod’s satanic empire from becoming even more powerful. And so with that understanding, let’s think about this logically. When you were a newborn baby, your earthly father gave you his last name on a birth certificate. But you were not able to speak or even say your last name yet! And so our Heavenly Father “seals” his elect on the forehead with his name even while they are yet “babies” in the faith (still in Babylon). Once they come out of Babylon, and they begin to mature in their faith, he begins to teach them his true name!

There are people within the sacred name movement who will try to make you doubt your salvation, just because you were a newborn baby in the faith at one time who could only speak “baby language.” But that does not mean that your Heavenly Father did not choose you from the foundation of the world!

The Story of Alissa

Back in the year 2000, I used to run a day care business in my home and I babysat a little 18-month old girl named Alissa. At the time, my son Jeremiah was a Senior in High School and when he would walk in the door after school, little Alissa could not say my son Jeremy’s name properly and so she would call him “dummy.”  Jeremy at the time thought it was so cute and we both laughed. Jeremy said to me “mom, she is the only one who is allowed to call me a dummy.” We did not try to correct her, but as time went on, she learned how to say his name correctly as she learned by our example. Today Alissa is 13 years old and if she were to call my son Jeremy a “dummy” her parents would scold her, and Jeremy would find this to be disrespectful. But when she did not know how to say his name, it became for Jeremy “a term of endearment” as he realized that she was just a baby doing the best she knew how.  Our Heavenly Father is the same way. He sees his babies trying to call upon his name in “baby language” (Babel or confusion) and to him it is “endearing” because he knows what they are trying to say. However, once they grow up in the faith and they do know how to say his name, then it becomes an entirely different matter. If you want to learn more about how to say the name of the Heavenly Father and the Messiah’s name, see my other articles entitled: “The Set-Apart Name of Salvation Revealed.”

“The Sacred Name & Character of the Father & the Son.”

All those whose names were not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life from the foundation of the world will end up taking the mark of the beast:

Chazown (Revelation) 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Chazown (Revelation) 17:8 The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

Chosen From the Foundation of the World

There are many people who are still using the incorrect name of Jesus but they were already chosen as the Father’s elect from the foundation of the world. These people will grow up in the faith and they will learn to call upon him by his real name. Some of these “sacred name” enthusiasts who preach that nobody is saved until they begin to pronounce the name of the Father and the Son correctly are not seeing things from an eternal perspective. They are carnally minded as they suppose that our salvation depends only on our actions. What they fail to see is that the Heavenly Father has already chosen his elect in eternity past:

1st Keefa (Peter) 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of Elohiym the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Yahuwshuwa Mashiyach: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

Mattithyahuw (Matthew)25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

Ephsiym (Ephesians) 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Now that you know our Messiah’s real name is not Jesus, you can now read Acts 4:12 with the understanding that there is only ONE NAME under heaven whereby we must be saved. You will notice that it does not say “there are many names under heaven whereby we must be saved.”

Maaseh Shlichiym (Acts) 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Even though the Father has saved many of you with the name Jesus (because he has already chosen you from the foundation of the world), you can no longer believe that the name Jesus is the name of salvation. There is only ONE NAME under heaven whereby we must be saved and it is Yahuwshuwa ha’Mashiyach!

 

 

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Questioning NASA and Testing the “Globe theory”

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photo released by Tim Peake to Flickr from the International Space Station

 

I am only sharing (below) what I see, as what can only be called lies, fraud, errors without explanations or possibly just a “circus” to be put on to keep the funding coming in, and the Truth of Yahuweh(God) out of the minds and hearts (Spiritual warfare). The following is a list of websites that contain many questionable things NASA has shared as fact. I say it is high time to take a closer look at what you think is real and test what you think you know. I may or may not agree with what is within the following but I do think it needs to be considered. Caution, adult language may be used.

Please add any reliable resources into the comments section. If any evidence I show is unreliable please let me know.

Pat

Space station photos bring forth questions about Flat Earth (My Write-up)

The Biggest Lie of All NASA lies! (You tube)

Hubble Shoots The Moon. (Article)

NASA Insider Exposes the Flat Earth! (You tube)

NASA Biggest MISTAKES EVER ARE THEY LYING TO US ? (You tube)

200 Proofs Earth Is Not A Spinning Ball (Article)
200 Proofs Earth is Not a Spinning Ball pdf.

Debunking the Spinning Ball Earth
http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/…/debunking-spinning…

Flat Earth Evidence
https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

Earth Hoax? – Part 1 of 2. Don’t Spin Out!
http://www.waykiwayki.com/…/earth-hoax-part-1-of-2-dont…

Earth Hoax? – Part 2 of 2. The Global-Ball-Bull?
http://www.waykiwayki.com/…/earth-hoax-part-2-of-2…

Hard evidence that the earth is not a globe
http://www.debate.org/…/Scientific-evidence…/1/

The Natural Physics of Water Prove Earth Flat
http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/…/water-proves-earth…

Sundials and the Flat Earth
http://www.flatearthconspiracy.com/sundials-and-the-flat…/

The Globe Earth Lie
http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/…/the-globe-earth…

The Earth is Not Moving
http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/…/earth-is-not…
The Flat-Earth Conspiracy
http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/…/the-flat-earth…

Antarctica Has No South Pole
http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/…/south-pole-does…

Geocentricity is Scientific, Heliocentricity is a Lie!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxMSL9h2ziY

No Curvature on the Flat Earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcteYfOMgJg…

Where’s the Edge Then?
http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/…/south-pole-does…

Satellites can not be orbiting the earth as it is extremely hot in the Thermosphere which would melt any man-made spaceship. It is about 500° C (932° F) to 2,000° C (3,632° F) or higher. The governments track everything from these stations as they did since many many years ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56WTtutQIf4
GPS Before the Satellite Hoax GPS = LORAN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RA_Y1lcK6I

Proof that the standard Heliocentric Model is In error:
http://www.wildheretic.com/heliocentric-theory-is-wrong-pt1/

Lunar Wave / Holographic Moon
https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

Prof. Eric Dollard The Sun is not what we wave been told.!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6bE5uvSA9s…

The Flat Earth and its Advocates: A List of References
http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/SciRefGuides/flatearth.html

A wise man may change his mind.
A fool never does.(unknown)

My Top Ten Reasons to Vote “NOTA”

Hear are my top ten reasons to stay away from the names that are chosen as Manchurian, oops, I mean candidates and vote NOTA, or None of the Above.

Even if one of the candidates weren’t pre-chosen, our votes are:

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1. from dead people

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2. from illegal aliens

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3. are not counted in america

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4. hacked through electronic voting.

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5. controlled by Soros, Rockefeller,, Rothschild’s, and others controlling the rest of the world.

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6. voting for the “lesser of two evils”

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7. used for “Bread and Circus'” to make us feel like we are a part of the show.

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8. superseded by the Electoral College

 puppets29. voting for the same. More puppets.

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10. Conclusion. Our votes are irrelevant.

When will the time come to stop the evil that rules this world? If you think voting is going to do it you haven’t awakened yet.

Yahuwah Please help us.

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

Beware of useful idiots

Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was a Jewish American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his 1971 book Rules for Radicals.

Recall that Hillary did her college thesis on his writings and Obama writes about him in his books. Saul Alinsky died about 43 years ago, but his writings influenced those in political control of your nation today.

Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Education: University of Chicago
Spouse: Irene Alinsky
Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals

All eight rules are currently in play.

How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky: There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.

1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.

2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible; poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control– Remove the ability to defend themselves from the government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion – Remove the belief in God from the government and schools.

8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent, and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States?

Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as “Useful Idiots.”
The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the U.S.

When do we wake up and realize that our country is not what we think it is?


Original article: https://starrynews.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/beware-the-useful-idiots/

Cannabis or calamus? What’s really in the bible?

Cannabis or calamus? What’s really in the bible?

Cannabis or calamus? What’s really in the bible?

 

Written by Pat and Lynn Kempen

How many times have you been told that the use or consumption of the cannabis plant is a sin or of the Devil? The next time someone says it’s the Devils weed, correct them, for they know not what they say.

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With the Hebrew words for “calamus” and “cannabis” so similar, and the fact that calamus is of lesser value and also toxic, we must question the validity of the term “calamus” in English versions of Scripture. 

The word calamus is found in the KJV three times:
bibleExodus 30:23 God telling Moses the formula for the anointing oil (250 shekels worth.)
KJV-sweet calamus
NKJV-sweet-smelling cane
ESV-aromatic cane
NASB-fragrant cane
Song of Solomon 4:14, speaking of it in a refreshing garden
Ezekiel 27:19 speaking of cane as merchandise.

The KJV translates the Hebrew word “qaneh” (pronounced kaw-naw’) into “calamus.”  Per Strong’s Concordance, “qaneh” means “a reed (as erect); by resemblance a rod (especially for measuring) shaft, tube, stem, (the radius of the arm) beam (of a steelyard): – balance, bone, branch, calamus, cane, reed, spearman, stalk.”

The Hebrew word for “calamus” is “kanah bosm,” which is plural.  The singular for this is “kaneh bos,” which sounds remarkably close the modern word “cannabis.”

According to Webster’s New Hebrew dictionary, the current Hebrew word for cannabis is “kanabos.”
Thus, contentions that the KJV possibly interpreted the Hebrew word incorrectly as “calamus” warrant consideration.

Exodus 30If Exodus 30:23 is referring to a monetary value of calamus or cannabis, the “250 shekels” is approximately $125.00 worth (which is 2.5 cents/gerah X 20 gerahs/shekel X 250 shekels in Ex30:23) which is a considerable amount.
* Per the ATS Bible Dictionary (and others), a shekel is a term for either weight or currency (a coin.)  A shekel is worth 20 gerahs.  A gerah is the smallest weight or coin among the Jews, and worth about two and a half cents.

If the 250 shekels is referring to weight, instead of coinage, it is a considerable amount of whatever it is the KJV is referring to as “calamus.”

While cannabis is non-toxic (not a single death has ever been directly attributed to it, despite much effort being given to document such a fatality), calamus is most definitely a toxin. The FDA banned calamus from uses in food and medicines in 1968 as calamus contains more than 75% asarone.  Asarone is a poison which has been shown to cause cancer, and has ill effects on heart, liver and kidney functions.  This toxin in calamus is used for pest control.  Why would God specify a large quantity of a poison be used in holy anointing oil?

In 1936, Sula Benet, a Polish etymologist from the Institute of Anthropological Sciences in Warsaw revealed solid evidence of the Hebrew use of cannabis.  The word “cannabis had previously been thought to be of Scythian origin as Scythians first brought the plant to Europe, but Benet showed it has much earlier origin in Semitic languages like Hebrew. Sula Benet “In the original Hebrew text of the Old Testament there are references to hemp, both as incense, which was an integral part of religious celebration, and as an intoxicant.”  Benet demonstrated that the word for cannabis is “kaneh-bosm”, and in traditional Hebrew “kaneh” or “kannabus.”  The root “kan” here means “reed” or “hemp”, while “bosm” means “aromatic.”  This word appears five times in the Old Testament (Exodus, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel) and has been mistranslated as “calamus”, a common marsh plant with little monetary value that does not have the qualities or value ascribed to “kaneh-bosm.”  The error occurred in the oldest Greek translation of the Hebrew bible, the Septuagint in the 3rd century BC, and was repeated in translations that followed.

It is illogical to assume that a plant as important as cannabis, which is such an incredibly useful source of fiber for textiles, loaded with nutritive oils and medicinal properties while also being non-toxic and ridiculously easy to grow, would have gone unnoticed and would have been ignored by the Judaic religion.

With as many benefits (medicinal and utilitarian) that cannabis has to offer humanity, I contend humanity needs to expedite the end of prohibition of this non-toxic plant, and have it removed from the governments drug scheduling listing. There is no valid reason to have our brothers and sisters jailed for consuming this “NON-TOXIC” plant. There is no need to have lives ruined for trying to be healthy.

Bible-believers, specifically, need to thoroughly examine this issue in light of the etymology (the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning), and the likelihood of mis-translation of “qenah” in the King James Version. WHAT IF God intended cannabis (as opposed to calamus) to be part of the anointing oil?

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What do you truly know about this plant?

It’s time we talk about this. 

For more information or to get involved, please contact us at hempenkempens@gmail.com or join us on facebook atMissouri Christians and Cannabis or Hempeneers United.

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Duped by Idiocracy: Christians, Cannabis, and Trusting the Government to Define Morality

Duped by Idiocracy: Christians, Cannabis, and Trusting the Government to Define Morality

Written by Ruth,
I’ve recently introduced my husband to a frightening documentary which told of a society in which a giant corporation had purchased multiple government agencies and thus was able to convince the people to subsist solely on this corporation’s manufactured product.  Believing that water was fit only for their toilets, the citizens of future America poisoned themselves and everything else by replacing water with Brawndo, “The Thirst Mutilator.”  Fortunately, a man who had been placed – and abandoned – in suspended animation five-hundred years prior suddenly awoke and managed to convince the citizens to water their crops with…well, water…and the people were saved from starvation.

I am, of course, referring to the 2006 film Idiocracy.  While watching it, one can’t help but chuckle and wonder what kind of IDIOTS would ever believe that they should replace all-natural water with a sports drink that happens to own the FDA, the FCC, and the USDA.  And yet here we are in a country in which the National Guard and State Police raid little old grannies with a helicopter in order to seize her single medicinal plant.  A country in which Americans don’t think twice before washing down their prescription pills with a Miller Light, or five, but haul out the pitchforks over their pot-smoking neighbors.  It’s a country in which doctors routinely over-prescribe opioids and set their patients on the path to heroin addiction. A country in which our police systematically hunt and destroy plants which not too long ago were valued for their many industrial and medicinal uses.  A country with an astronomical incarceration rate because it sentences men and women to prison for nonviolent, victimless crimes.

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It’s not difficult to imagine the idiots of future America making the argument: “I believe what the government is saying about water.  I’ve seen the dangers of water firsthand and I’ve heard horror stories involving water.  Not only do scores of people drown in water, but I’ve even heard of people who have died from drinking too much water.  If water is too hot, it can scald you or boil the flesh off your bones.  If it’s too cold, you could get hypothermia and freeze to death.  Also, a lot of water is teeming with toxic chemicals and dangerous microbes.  It is better not to take the risk.  Also, a lot of people have abused water – they use WAY more than they actually need.  Some people even use it just for fun and invent new ways of using it, like scuba diving and water skiing, frittering away their time and their money on this liquid death.”

“But, Ruth, people need water to survive.  Our bodies are made of mostly water.  We will actually die if we do not have water.  Your analogy is stupid.”

To that I would respond: we all actually also need cannabinoids, and for some people an external source of cannabinoids is the difference between life and death.  They can shrink tumors and fight cancer; they can effectively treat epilepsy and alzheimers.  For many others, cannabinoids are the difference between thriving and merely existing.  They ease chronic pain, they stimulate the appetite and help the ill to consume the energy they require to fight their illness, and they ameliorate anxiety and depression.  What is stupid is to be afraid of a substance and ignore its beneficial uses because some people have abused it, or because the idea of smoking a medication seems wrong to you, or because it has intoxicating effects.

“But It’s a Sin to Become Intoxicated”

It is a sin to become “intoxicated” for the sole purpose of being “intoxicated,” unless by “intoxication” we mean pain relief or an elevation of mood for the depressive or an easing of anxiety for the anxious.  For some, such as those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, that “intoxication” is therapeutic, and it isn’t any more sinful to be “intoxicated” in this way than it is to be “intoxicated” from taking prescription antidepressants or anxiolytics.  For others, that “intoxication” is a side effect of their medicine, and it isn’t any more sinful than being “intoxicated” from taking prescription opioids as directed.  As the pill bottles warn, “Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how this medication affects you.”  The same principle applies to cannabis.

As with any drug, there are pros and cons to using cannabis which must be weighed by each individual.  As we do with many other medications our doctors prescribe, we have to first try a drug to see how it affects us – whether or not we feel it is beneficial in treating the ailment it was prescribed to treat, and whether those benefits outweigh any negative side effects.

And in a market saturated with medications offering such potential side effects as hallucinations, “overpowering urges,” an inability to control bowel movements, benign or malignant liver tumors, fatal bleeding, dizziness, lightheadedness, coma, nausea or vomiting, seizures, severe pain, paralysis, massive weight gain, stroke, depression, suicidal thoughts and actions, and death, just to name a few, cannabis emerges as a natural and viable alternative.  It also happens to be far less addictive than prescription opioids and has a much higher safety profile than even Tylenol.

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Yet many well-meaning Christians insist on applying a unique set of standards to cannabis which define any use as “abuse” and which define experiencing the effects of cannabis, no matter how mildly or medicinally, as “intoxication.”  This is based on a belief that any use of this particular plant is disordered, wrong, or “sinful” in and of itself.  But then perhaps drinking coffee is sinful because we want to feel the effects of caffeine, just as it is sinful to drink a glass of wine to feel its relaxing effects, as Mormons believe.  Perhaps taking ibuprofen to feel its pain relieving effects is sinful, as is taking Benadryl or NyQuil as a sleep aid.

On the contrary, I don’t believe it is inherently sinful to responsibly use a substance in order to feel relaxed or alert or to lessen physical pain.  If that is really what we believe, then we’ve falen into gnosticism.

Some early and medieval Christian ascetics, in fact, believed it was sinful to seek pleasure or comfort from food or drink, and so they starved themselves or ate unappetizing food, and only what was enough to sustain them.  Some also wore hairshirts in order to cause themselves constant discomfort.  And of course, they abstained from marriage and therefore any sexual contact.  Do you believe it is wrong to guzzle your water or eat beyond what you actually need, to enjoy a steak or ice cream, or to wear comfortable clothes and a good pair of running shoes?  If not, then stop pretending to be the ascetic you’re not.  Admit that you believe God created some things for our enjoyment and some things to improve our lives.

Just as we do, or ought to do, with everything else, it makes more sense to work to discover the properly ordered use of cannabis than to condemn it altogether.  And I honestly do not believe that I am arguing for Christians to figure out how to properly-order something that is inherently disordered, such as homosexual sex or transgenderism, greed or wrath, envy or vanity, gluttony, lust, pride, or idolatry.  I’m not talking about squaring a circle or inventing my own morality and my own god.

In my most recent post, I argued that in general, cannabis use isn’t “bad” or “sinful” in and of itself, and that a Christian may use cannabis with a clean conscience.  Drawing from several biblical passages and, I hope, staying true to their intent, I argued that cannabis is essentially “good,” as it is part of God’s creation.  It seems obvious to me that, like all other plants and animals, God placed cannabis under the dominion of mankind, to use according to our discretion.

Because cannabis isn’t poisonous and is extremely safe to use – rather, it possesses the ability to confer a multitude of benefits upon the user – precisely because it works in conjunction with the mammalian endogenous cannabinoid system, we can infer that God intended cannabis for human (and even animal) consumption.

At the same time, however, I pointed out that cannabis use for the Christian can be sinful if it is offensive to other believers and causes them to sin, or if it gets in the way of attracting converts to Christ (1 Cor 10:23-33).  It is also sinful to use cannabis if the user is acting against his own conscience in using it: if he believes it is a sin to use it and uses it anyway, then he sins in his heart (Rom 14:14-23).

Cannabis and the Law of the State

Given the above understanding of scripture, must we conclude that in a state where cannabis is still illegal, a Christian should probably not be using cannabis – not because the law in particular is good, but because it is sinful to risk the scandal of being arrested for possession?  I would not go so far as to say that the law ought to be obeyed because it was instituted by authorities which have been appointed by God (Rom 13:1-7).  As Dr. Norman Horn of the Libertarian Christian Institute has written in his article “New Testament Theology of the State,”

Submission to civil government, then, is always qualified. The command is …

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