Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Aleph & Taw: The Red Heifer & The Two Sticks

By Maria Merola אריאל

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, written in March 2011

There are many within the Hebraic Community that are offended at the cross, because they have been taught to believe that it is a pagan idol that originated with the  Roman Catholic Church. However, what these people do not realize is that the “cross” is literally seen throughout the Hebrew TaNaKh (Old Testament) thousands of times! 

Within the Ancient Hebrew Scriptures, there are many instances where the 
“Aleph & Taw” (the first and last letters of the Hebrew Alphabet) appear next to key words that point to our covenant with the Creator. 

In Numbers 21:8, YaHuWaH commanded Mosheh (Moses) to make a fiery serpent on a pole for the children of Yisra’el to look upon so that they would be healed. In the Hebrew text, right next to the word “pole” are three letters: “Waw, Aleph & Taw.” 

These three letters are pictographs that stand for “The nail, the red heifer & the cross.” These same letters appear in John 3:14 in the Hebrew translation of the Briyth Chadashah (New Testament).

The Hebrew word for pole is “nec” which means: “A flag, a sail, a signal, banner, pole.” 

The root word for “nec” is “nacac” which means “To gleam from afar; to be conspicuous as a signal; to raise a beacon:--lift up as an ensign.

Could it be that the sign given to Yisra’el was meant to be a signal from afar looking to the future Messiah?

In 1997, I purchased and read a book entitled “Messiah And His Hebrew Alphabet,” by Dick Mills, and it absolutely changed my paradigm. This book illustrated a prophetic picture of our Messiah in all 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, and my life was forever changed by this new understanding.

By January of 2002, it was a prophetically charged year for me, as I was given eight dreams by the Heavenly Father. During this time, I began to journal my dreams, and from there, I started writing blogs about what was being shown to me. 

It was at this time that I was called to forsake the pagan holidays of Christmas & Easter, among many other things. One of the things that I began to question was the origins of the execution stake that our Messiah was nailed to. There seemed to be conflicting articles on the internet on this subject. Some articles suggested that he was nailed to one single pole, or a stake. While other articles suggested that he was nailed to a living tree. 

These theories held less credibility as I began to study the scriptures in the original Hebrew and Greek languages. If our Messiah was nailed to a living tree, the Romans would have had to keep those trees watered, and fertilized at all times, and this would have been too much maintenance. For practical purposes, the Romans reused the same execution stakes repeatedly for each new prisoner that they crucified. They did not erect a brand new cross or pole for each crucifixion, as this would have been costly and time consuming. 

Human blood dripping onto the trees would have eventually killed their root-structure causing them to become weakened, and unable to stay in the ground. Hence, it is not logical to believe that he was nailed to a living tree or a dead tree. 

The Aleph & Taw, the Beginning and the Ending

The breakthrough in my search for the crucifixion device came when I learned that our Messiah referred to himself as “The Aleph & Taw,” the first and last letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. For many years I had read in the book of Revelation, that our Messiah was “The Alpha & Omega,” the first and last letters of the Greek Alphabet.

This title “Alpha & Omega,” seemed too obscure to understand, and I often wondered what he meant by this. These questions riddled my mind for years. What did he mean by “The first and the last?...How can he be two Greek letters?” 

Nevertheless, there was still much evidence for the idea that he was nailed to a Roman Cross. Then, I stumbled upon this website where the Ancient Paleo Hebrew Alphabet was illustrated, and that is when I was struck by these two letters known as the Aleph & Taw.” 

The first and last letter of the Hebrew Alphabet known as the Aleph & Taw.” These two letters represent eternity or (the beginning and the ending). They were created from the beginning by YaHuWaH at Creation. In the original Hebrew Scriptures, we can see these letters in the text, beginning in Genesis, the first chapter. However, the English translators left them out, because they have no meaning in English.

Satan hi-jacked these symbols later on in history, and used them for pagan sun-god worship. However, from the beginning, YaHuWaH used them in the Hebrew Alphabet to illustrate a prophetic picture of our Messiah as the sacrificial animal---the Red Heifer & the Passover Lamb being nailed to a cross!

After the Exodus, when the children of Yisra’el were in the wilderness, they began to murmur and complain against YaHuWaH, and so he sent fiery serpents to bite them and many of them died (Numbers 21:6). 

But many of them repented, and when they did, YaHuWaH instructed Mosheh to make a fiery serpent on a pole for them to look upon, so that they would be healed from being bitten by the serpent. This was a prophetic shadow picture of the future Messiah who would later-on become a curse for us (John 3:14). However, this image of the serpent on a pole later was used as an idol.

Yisra’el also worshiped a graven image of the calf (as seen in this image of the aleph or the ox head), and because of this, Yah broke the first covenant that he made with them. This is why Mosheh broke the first set of stone tablets (Exodus 32:19). Later on in history, even the Christian Churches began to worship and bow down to this image of the Taw as a wooden cross. 

However, these symbols were always meant to symbolize our Messiah. The difference between idolatry, and using images for teaching purposes, is that we are commanded not to bow down and serve these images (Exodus 20:5). The Aleph & Taw only serves as an illustration for us---nothing more. We are commanded not to worship YaHuWaH through graven images or created things.

In this illustration of the “Aleph & Taw,” (in it’s earliest ancient form) we see a picture of the Red Heifer (the ox head) being nailed to the “two sticks” of Ezekiel 37:16 (the stick of Ephrayim & Judah). 

Messiah is the “Aleph & Taw” which means “The first and the last” or “The beginning and the ending” (Revelation 1:8; 1:11; 21:6; 22:13). The last Hebrew letter, “The Taw” is shaped like a cross because it means that we must come to the “end” of the old sinful nature. In Psalms 51:5 David declared “Behold I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” 

Our Mashiyach (Messiah) came to put an end to this sinful nature---not the Mosaic Law! 

This is precisely why Yahuwshuwa commanded us to deny ourselvestake up our cross (stauros) daily and to follow him (Matthew 16:24). Later on in this article, you are going to see that the furniture in the Tabernacle of Mosheh (Moses) from an aerial view, is arranged in the shape of a cross and it brings us to the “end” of the sinful man!

Yahuwshuwa will not automatically cleanse everyone with his blood without repentance. We have to make the journey through the pattern of the Tabernacle which teaches us how to die to self! 

When we reach the “end” of the Tabernacle in the Holy of Holies, we die! Any priest who had unrepentant sin would die there in the Holy of Holies. Therefore, our Messiah made the journey for us! The book of Revelation was spoken to the Apostle Yahuwchanon (John) “In the Hebrew tongue” (Revelation 9:11, 16:16), but later on it was translated into Greek. 

And so in the Greek translation of the book of Revelation, Messiah referred to himself as the “Alpha & Omega,” which is the first and last letter of the Greek alphabet. But in Hebrew (which is the language John the Apostle spoke and wrote in) he would have said this to Yahuwchanon (John):

Chazown (Revelation) 1:8 I am the Aleph and the Taw, the Beginning and Ending, says יהוה YaHuWaH which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

As you can see above, our Messiah was revealing himself as YaHuWaH in his resurrected state!

Chazown (Revelation) 1:9 I, Yahuwcanon (John), who also am your brother and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of יהושׁוע Yahuwshuwa Mashiyach, was in the island that is called Patmos for the Word of Elohiym and for the testimony of יהושׁוע Yahuwshuwa Mashiyach.

Chazown (Revelation) 1:11 “....I am the Aleph and the Taw, the First and the Last.” 

What is even more interesting is that the word “Taw” is the Hebrew word for “mark” as seen in Ezekiel 9 and it is a mark that Elohiym puts on the foreheads of his elect who are sealed. The letters in the word “Taw” even tell a message:

Taw, Aleph, Waw

This means: “The cross, the sacrificial animal, and the nail.”

The Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) spoke of this “mark” as being a “mark” that he bore in his own body:

Galatiym (Galatian) 6:17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of  
יהוה YaHuWaH יהושׁוע Yahuwshuwa.

The above link shows an illustration of how the progression of the letter “Taw” (Tav) has undergone changes over the centuries. What we see here is that the “cross” or the “Taw” is a picture of self-denial.

We are shown in these two letters that the Aleph represents our “animal-like” nature which is sinful and prone to its own desires of the flesh. But when we kill this “animal-like” nature, by denying ourselves daily, we are then able to walk by the power of the resurrected Mashiyach (Messiah), which is the power of the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit).

Two different Greek words are used to describe the instrument upon which our Mashiyach was crucified. The first Greek word that we see for “cross” is as follows:

#4716: Stauros:a stake or post (as set upright), i.e. (specially), a pole or cross (as an instrument of capital punishment); figuratively, exposure to death, i.e. self-denial; by implication, the atonement of Messiah:----cross. 

But there is another word that we see in the Strong’s Greek Concordance in the book of Acts, where it says that our Messiah was nailed to a tree. We see this word for “tree” in Acts 5:30, 10:39, & 13:29 as the follows:

#3586 Xylon: a beam from which any one is suspendeda gibbet, a cross; a log or timber with holes in which the feet, hands, neck of prisoners were inserted and fastened with thongs; a fetter, or shackle for the feet. 

What this means is that there were actually two different pieces of wood!

The piece that he carried across his shoulder was the “xylon” which was a cross-beam.” But the piece that was already standing at the execution site was the “stauros” or the upright pole! Hence, he was crucified on the TAW (a cross shaped instrument). Messiah became a “curse” for us as he nailed “Tammuz” (sun-god worship) to the Tree! 

In the beginning our Creator made the Aleph & the Taw! This means that he created the Hebrew Alphabet, but he also prepared a human body for our Messiah from the beginning:

Abriym (Hebrews) 10:5 Wherefore when he comes into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body have you prepared for me:

Abriym (Hebrews) 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

Abriym (Hebrews) 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world has he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

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.

1st Keefa (Peter) 1:

19 But with the precious blood of Mashiyach, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you…

As you can see from the above scriptures, Yahuwshuwa Mashiyach was always in eternity past “The lamb slain from the foundation of the world!” This means that in eternity, he is the sacrificial lamb in the past, the present and the future! 

Now we know why Satan hi-jacked this symbol as an object of worship for the pagan sun-god Tammuz! But Satan had no idea that by doing this, he was creating the very instrument upon which his own kingdom would be demolished!

Much like Haman in the Persian Empire (Esther 7:9-10) who prepared the gallows for Mordechai the Jew, we see that Satan made a Roman Cross for Messiah to be crucified on, and as a result, his own kingdom was destroyed!

The image of the “cross” was made from “two sticks” or “two poles” for many prophetic reasons. We can also see that these two sticks demonstrate “Two Houses of Yisra’el” and “The two greatest commandments.”

Vertical Love for YaHuWaH & Horizontal Love for Our Neighbor:

Marqos (Mark) 12:

30 And you shall love YHWH your Elohiym with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment.

31 And the second is like, namely this, you shall love your neighbour as yourself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Creation Testifies to the Taw (Tav) or “Cross” of our Messiah

Pictured here is a “Laminin Cell” that looks like a cross!

Laminins are a family of proteins that are an integral part of the structural scaffolding of basement membranes in almost every human and animal tissue. You see, Laminins are what hold us together---literally. 

They are cell adhesion molecules. They are what holds one cell of our bodies to the next cell. Without them, we would literally fall apart. If you look up “Laminin” in any scientific or medical piece of literature, this is what you will see!

The Body of Messiah (The Two Houses of Yisra’el) are literally held together by his one sacrifice on the Taw or cross! The Apostle Sha
uwl (Paul) also illustrated this in his letter to the Ephesians:

Ephsiym (Ephesians) 2:15-16 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of two one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto Elohiym in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby.

Our Messiah embodied the Two Houses of Yisra’el by becoming as “The least” (the last) at his first coming (Messiah Ben Joseph), but then he resurrected and became “The first born” over all creation (Colossians 1:15). He humbled himself and became as the least among us.

In his role as Yahuwseph (Joseph) he was portrayed as “The suffering servant.” But when he returns, he will be as “The first” as Messiah Ben David, (the conquering reigning king). He will then bring together the Two Houses of Yisra’el as “The first & the last.” There will no longer be competition in his house because both Houses will become one stick, (one olive tree) when the remnants from these “Two Houses” become born-again into incorruption (immortality), they will both be his “first born” as Yisra’el.

Hence, he made the two sticks of Yahuwdah (Judah) & Ephrayim one stick or one tree in his hand! What is even more revealing is that when you look up this Hebrew word for “stick” in the prophecy of Ezekiel 37:16, the word is ets which means tree. And so two trees were used to make the Two Houses of Yisra’el one again!

The first time that Yisra’el is likened unto an olive tree spoken of by the prophet Jeremiah:

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 11:16 YHWH called your name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

However, this one olive tree became two separate olive trees in 1st Kings 12, when Judah & Ephrayim became two separate nations under King Jeroboam & King Rehoboam. This gives clarity now for the entire purpose for our Mashiyach (Messiah), Yahuwshuwa coming to earth at his first coming as it is explained perfectly by the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul):

Ephsiym (Ephesians) 2:

11 Wherefore remember, that you being in time past Goyim (Gentiles) in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

12 That at that time you were without Mashiyach (Messiah), being aliens from the commonwealth of Yisra’el, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without Elohiym in the world:

13 But now in Mashiyach (Messiah), Yahuwshuwa you who sometimes were far off are made near by the blood of Mashiyach.

14 For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances (dogma); for to make in himself of two one new man, so making peace;

16 And that he might reconcile both unto Elohiym in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were near.

What were these “ordinances” that kept the “Two Houses” of Yisra’el separated? It was because YaHuWaH divorced the Ten Northern Tribes of 
Yisra’el, (Jeremiah 3:8), that the Rabbis thought they had to keep these tribes from being allowed to come back into covenant. 

Therefore, these Rabbis invented man-made “ordinances” that would enforce the building of a wall around the outer court of the temple. This would which would prevent these estranged tribes from being allowed to come into the Temple of YaHuWaH. Consequently, the Greek word for “ordinances” that the Apostle Paul used in Ephesians 2:15 is dogma which means “a man-made decree.” 

The Rabbis made extra laws that were against the Towrah that kept these Gentiles from being allowed to come into the outer court of the temple so that they could “Hear the Towrah of Mosheh” and be saved! 

The “enmity” (hatred between these two houses) was therefore caused by the sins of the divorced tribes and their idolatry. Additionally, it was the sins of these Rabbis, whereby they introduced such a law that would keep the Gentiles “afar off” from the covenants of promise. 

Messiah abolished not the Mosaic Law (Towrah) but he abolished the “enmity” (the hatred brought on by the sinful nature) that existed between both Houses of Yisra’el. The sinful nature is what caused these Rabbis to invent these “ordinances” which were against the Gentiles (the divorced tribes). 

What were the other ordinances that our Messiah abolished in his flesh?

In Numbers chapter 5, there is an ordinance called “The Law of Jealousy,” for when a wife is suspected of having committed adultery. She must drink “bitter water,” and if she is guilty, her belly will swell and her thigh will rot. The High Priest must write down the curses against her in a book of remembrance, and then he must “Blot out the curses against her with the bitter water.” If the wife is innocent, then she will go home and conceive with her husband.

Our Messiah, as the High Priest, Melchizedek “Blotted out the curses against the adulterous wife, Yisra’el!” And when he returns, she (Jerusalem) will give birth to the “man-child,” or in other words “ONE NEW MAN!” (see Ephesians 2 & Revelation 12).

The other ordinance is in Deuteronomy 24 called “The Law of Divorce.” When a husband finds uncleanness in his wife (marital unfaithfulness), he may “Write a divorce decree, put it into her hand, and send her away.” However, the husband who divorces her, may never take her back again!

When our Messiah died on the “Two Trees” or the “Two Sticks,”
“The Law of Divorce” was canceled out, and nullified, making Yisra’el a widow, and no longer a divorced woman!

Now, he is allowed to marry her again, LEGALLY!

The Two Sticks or Trees of Ephrayim & Yahuwdah

As you can see from this illustration, there is a very good reason why YaHuWaH created the last letter in the Hebrew Alphabet (Taw) to be in the shape of a “cross.” 

He was illustrating through his Hebrew letter, the Two Houses of Yisra’el being made “one body by the cross!” Our Messiah was crucified on “two sticks” because his hands were stretched out, and this symbolizes our horizontal relationship with one another. 

But the other stick for his feet symbolizes our vertical relationship with the Father. These “two sticks” also illustrate for us the two greatest commandments in the Towrah (Matthew 22:36-40). Our Messiah was asked which are the two greatest commandments in the Mosaic Law (Towrah), and here is what he said:

“You shall love YHWH your Elohiym with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37).

“And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbour as yourself” (Matthew 22:39).

You will notice that the first and greatest of all commandments  involves loving YaHuWaH, and this is our vertical relationship with him! But then the second greatest commandment involves loving others, and this is a horizontal relationship!

And so Messiah was nailed to a Taw which was made out of two trees or two sticks for the Two Houses of Yisra’el!

Messiah has reconciled Ephrayim & Yahuwdah, (Jew & Gentile) by the Taw or Cross!

Even though the pagans hi-jacked this symbol and used it as an object of worship for the cross of Tammuz and Mithra, before the foundations of the world, YaHuWaH ordained that this letter, the “Taw” would be the mark that he marks his elect with in their foreheads (see Ezekiel 9 & Revelation 7). All those who receive a “mark” in their foreheads receive the “Taw.”

Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 9:4 And YHWH said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), and והתוית set a mark ואת [Waw, Alef & Taw] upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

You will notice two words above: Tavah and Tav. 

The word Tavah means “to mark out” and Tav means “a mark.” Hence what it really says is: “mark out a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.” 

As you can see, those who are against the abominations mentioned in Ezekiel 8 (pagan sun-god worship) receive a mark in their foreheads! What is this “mark?”In the Strong’s Hebrew Concordance, the word for mark in the above verse is seen as follows:

# 8420 tav tawv from 8427; a mark; by implication, a signature:--desire, mark; 

#8427 tavah taw-vaw' a primitive root; to mark out, i.e. (primitive) scratch or (definite) imprint:--scrabble, set (a mark). 

The phrase: “mark out והתוית a mark ואת is telling us a story: 

Waw (nail or tent peg), Hey (Breath or Spirit of YHWH), Taw (cross), Waw (nail or tent peg), Yod (arm of YHWH), Taw (cross). This word “tavah” contains the Hebrew letters above and it is saying that there are two nails (for his hands and feet). 

There are also two tent pegs for the Two Houses of Yisra’el or two tents of Jacob. And by the inspiration (breath) of YaHuWaH, Messiah (who is the arm of YaHuWaH) was sent to die on the two sticks (the cross or the taw) for the Two Houses of Yisra’el! And those who have faith in his finished work on the cross (taw) are the ones who receive his mark!

The Xylon or Cross Beam is the Burden of Ephrayim

Pictured here is the “xylon” or cross-beam that our Messiah carried to the “stauros” or execution stake that was already standing there as a permanent structure for the prisoners to be hung upon. 

Messiah carried only the “cross-beam” across his shoulders and then when he arrived, they attached the “cross- beam” to the upright pole or stake (which remained permanently in the ground and reused for other prisoners to be executed on). 

As I mentioned earlier, two different Greek words are used to describe the execution stake that our Messiah was crucified on. The word for “cross” in the Strongs Concordance is “stauros” and it means “a stake, or pole.” 
But another word is used for the word “tree” from Acts 5:30; Acts 10:39 & Acts 13:29. 

That word for “tree” is xylon” which means a “cross-beam.” The word “stauros” also means “self-denial” and so this gives more meaning behind some of the statements that the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) made:

1st Qorintiym (Corinthians) 1:18 For the preaching of the two sticks [cross] is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of Elohiym.

Shauwl (Paul) was stating that he was preaching a message of self-denial! He was not speaking about an object that people wear around their necks. We are not supposed to make the cross into an object of worship or treat it like a “good luck charm.”

The image of the “cross” was made of “two sticks” or “two trees.” Do you see how this all points to Two Houses of Yisra’el & the Two Greatest Commandments? You see, the Yahuwdiy (Jews) are more focused on their vertical love for YaHuWaH, which is why the emphasize the first four commandments out of the Ten Commandments. 

But the Goyim (Gentiles) are more focused on their horizontal love their neighbor. This is also seen in the parable of the “Good Samaritan” in Luke 10:30-37. The Samaritan (Gentile) cared for a complete stranger who was beaten and left for dead on the side of the road, while the Levite was too preoccupied with religious things to care for the stranger. 

Messiah bore our burdens for us in the same way that Simon of Cyrene (a Gentile) carried his burden for him:

Matthithyahuw (Matthew) 11:

28 Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Messiah did not add any heavy yoke to the Towrah of Mosheh like the Pharisees did. He makes it easy and enjoyable to keep his commandments!

What is prophetic about this picture? Well, what we see here is that the “stauros” that was already standing there at the execution site represents the House of Yahuwdah (Judah)----the stick that was already at home in Jerusalem. 

But the “stick” who was “afar off” was Ephrayim (the prodigal son). And so Messiah came for those Ten Northern Tribes who were “afar off” and he made the journey for them by carrying the “stick” of Ephrayim to the “stick” of Yahuwdah (Judah) in order to make them “one stick” by the cross or Taw! Simone of Cyrene being a Gentile is yet another clue! 

The stick of Ephrayim was the stick that he carried! The stick of Yahuwdah was already standing there!

The Burden or Yoke of Ephrayim Made Easy & Light

Pictured here to the right are two oxen that are “yoked” together. The Ten Northern Tribes of Yisra’el who were divorced by YaHuWaH became known as “Ephrayim” because it was Yahuwseph
s (Josephs) Yahuwseph’s (Joseph’s) son Ephrayim who became their tribal leader according to Bereshiyth (Genesis) 48:18-22.

Ephrayim was born in Egypt and he was accustomed to being in bondage, or slavery to paganism and idolatry. That is why often times in scripture, we see that Ephrayim is likened unto a bull or a heifer who is under a heavy yoke of bondage (Howshea 10:11). 

Why is he in bondage? It is because the Two Southern Tribes (Judah & Benjamin) or the Jews added extra man-made laws to the Torah of Moses which is called “The oral law” or the Talmud. And so Ephrayim decided that it was too burdensome to keep the commandments. 

This is why in 1st Kings 12, the two houses of Yisra’el (Ephrayim & Yahuwdah) split under King Jeroboam & King Rehoboam. King Solomon had placed heavy tax burdens on the people of Yisra’el, but after he died, his son Rehoboam refused to lighten their taxes. And so this is why the Two Houses of Yisra’el split. This is a metaphor for what happened later on in history when the House of Judah placed heavy religious burdens on the people of Yisra’el as well.

As a result, King Jeroboam invented pagan holidays patterned after Ba’al and he set up a golden calf at Mount Ephrayim and at Dan. To this day, many born-again Christians fall under the covering of “Ephrayim” because they keep the pagan holidays of Ba’al (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day etc.).

What was our Messiah’s mission at his first coming? He came as “Messiah Ben Joseph” (the suffering servant) in order to bring the “Ten Lost Tribes” of Yisra’el back to the Father’s instructions (Towrah). And so Messiah “Bore the burden of Ephrayim” across his shoulder when he journeyed to the stauros (pole) as he carried the “cross-beam” for Ephrayim. This cross-beam was a burden across his shoulders, just like in the picture of these oxen that are yoked with a burden across their shoulders!

As we can see from the prophetic verses below, the House of Ephrayim are non-Jewish believers who are still in bondage to their stiff-necked rebellion against the Father’s instructions (Torah):

Howshea 10:11 And Ephrayim is as a heifer that is taught, and loves to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephrayim to ride; Yahuwdah (Judah) shall plow, and Yaaqob (Jacob) shall break his clods.

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephrayim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

As one can see, because Ephrayim was born in Egypt, he is accustomed to being in bondage to pagan idolatry. But this prophecy reveals that Yahuwdah (Judah) will plow the harvest field for Ephrayim and the sons of Ya’aqob (Jacob) will make the soil ready for the seeds. They will join in the last days to help Ephrayim’s burden and make it light!

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 31:18 I have surely heard Ephrayim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn you me, and I shall be turned; for you are YHWH my Elohiym.

Once again, we see that Ephrayim is being chastised because he thinks of the Mosaic Law as being a big burden on his shoulders. He still does not realize that Messiah carried his burden and made it easy and light for him to obey Towrah by the power of the Holy Spirit!

Below, in Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah), we see a prophecy about how Ephrayim sees the Mosaic Law (Torah) or the commandments of YaHuWaH as being burdensome instead of a delight. But the prophet Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) prophesied that the day would come when Ephrayim would no longer say “The burden of YaHuWaH” for he will begin to obey the Towrah with joy!

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 23:36 And the burden of YHWH shall you mention no more: for every mans word shall be his burden; for you have perverted the words of the living Elohiym, of YHWH of hosts our Elohiym.

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 23:38 But since you say, The burden of YHWH; therefore thus says YHWH; Because you say this word, The burden of YHWH, and I have sent unto you, saying, You shall not say, The burden of YHWH;

Our Messiah Yahuwshuwa carried a “cross-beam across his shoulders to the stake (pole) that was already standing there at the place called “The Skull” for Ephrayim! The burden he carried is for Ephrayim who needs to be delivered from bondage to his lawlessness and his, Anti-Towrah ways!

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Pictured here is a yoke. This is what is used to yoke together two animals in the field who plow together. This is what the Apostle Shaul (Paul) meant when he warned us not to be Unequally yoked together with unbelievers.

2nd Qorintiym (Corinthians) 6:14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness?

If we yoke together two oxen or two donkeys, they work well together. But if we yoke one donkey and one ox or bull, then they will not be compatible and nothing will get done! The field will not get plowed. A donkey and a lamb are both used to symbolize “The first born” of the House of Judah (Genesis 49:11, Exodus 13:13 & Zechariah 9:9). But the bull is symbolic of Ephrayim (the ten lost tribes) according to Howshea 4:16 & 10:11. 

Sheep are obedient and they obey the voice of the shepherd. But bulls and donkeys are stubborn and stiff-necked as they need to be yoked in order to be made to obedient so that they can plow. But a bull and a donkey usually cannot be yoked together for they are “unequally yoked.

Our Messiah performed the role of the Passover Lamb
 during Passover, but he also performed the role of the Red Heifer which is the only sacrifice that is to be down outside of the camp! 

The Red Heifer sacrifice was done by the priests in the temple when the altar became defiled. They had to escort the heifer out of the camp, kill the heifer and then burn the heifer down to ashes. Then they would mix the ashes of the heifer with water and they would use that as a cleansing solution to cleanse the articles of the temple and the altar. The instructions are found in Numbers 19. 

The Red Heifer had to be perfect and not one white hair could be found on this heifer. It had to be without spot or blemish. 

The instructions for Yom Kippur are found in Leviticus 16, where the priest in the temple had to first sanctify himself with a Bull (Heifer) sacrifice, and then he killed the Sacrificial Goat for the nation of Yisrael. 

His final act was to mix the blood of the Heifer (or the bull) with the blood of the Yom Kippur Goat and then he would sprinkle the mixed blood together on the altar! 

Beloved, do you know what that symbolizes? It means that when our Messiah returns on The Day of Vengeance (which will be on Yom Kippur), he will make the two families or the Two Houses of Yisrael one house, one family, one blood, one bride, one stick in the hand of YaHuWaH! 

In other words, the blood of the Heifer symbolizes the House of Ephrayim and the blood the Yom Kippur Goat symbolizes the House of Yahuwdah (Judah). The prophecy of Ezekiel 37:16-18 will be completed on that day!

Two Trees for Two Houses of Yisra’el

While there are those who claim that our Messiha was only nailed to one tree, or a stake/pole, we miss out on the beautiful prophetic picture that is illustrated when we understand that his sacrifice had to take place on “two trees!”  One tree (the vertical one) was for Ephrayim, as they were still in exile, and afar off” (Ephesians 2:13). 

The cross-beam represents the House of Yahuwdah (Judah), because “The burden” was upon the shoulder of the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) to govern the other eleven tribes (Genesis 49:10; Isaiah 9:6).

The vertical tree is also symbolic of our vertical relationship with the Father, as seen in the greatest commandment. We are commanded to “Love YaHuWaH with our heart, mind, soul and strength, and these are expressed in the first four commandments out of the ten. During the earthly ministry of Yahuwshuwa, the kingdom of Judah seemed to place an emphasis on keeping the the first four out of the ten commandments. However, they often neglected the other six commandments, which says to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 

In Romans 3:1-2 & Genesis 49:10, we are told that the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) have been given the scepter to rule over the other tribes. 
Our Messiah, had many rebukes for the religious leadership of his day, because they “added” many traditions to the Towrah, thus making it more difficult for the returning Ten Northern Tribes. By the time these lost tribes returned to the land after the Assyrian Captivity, they had forgotten about keeping the sabbaths, and the biblical feast days (as commanded by YaHuWaH). They were still “afar off” from the covenant.

This is why Messiah made that journey, and carried the “tree” or the stick of Judah across his shoulders (the xylon). He was fulfilling the prophecy of Ezekiel, by carrying “The Stick of Judah” to “The Stick of Ephrayim” (Ezekiel 37:16-19). 

The horizontal tree/stick represents our horizontal relationship with our fellow man. This is the second greatest commandment, which tells us to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Judah was, and is still deficient in this area. Therefore, our Messiah had carry the horizontal stick for the House of Judah. 

The House of Ephrayim were better about obeying the second greatest commandments (the latter six out of the ten). Therefore, our Messiah brought the stick of Judah to Ephrayim, who represents the vertical tree that was already standing there at the place of the skull.

Ephrayim was not good about obeying the first four commandments out of the ten. However, they often-times demonstrated more love for their fellow man (as previously mentioned) in the parable of the good Samaritan. Therefore, the upright pole or the vertical stick represents Ephrayim. Ephrayim has been deficient in their vertical relationship with YaHuWaH, by neglecting the sabbath, and the feasts. 

When our Messiah finally arrived at the place where the stauros (stake) was standing, he had the xylon (cross beam) across his shoulders, and this was fastened to the already standing stauros.

This is how he demonstrated the two sticks of Yahuwdah & Ephrayim as one stick or one tree in his hand!  

He used two trees to make the two houses of Yisra’el one again!

Pictured here is the way that the lamb was cooked in ancient times at the very first Passover and beyond.

The Ancient Way of Cooking the Passover Lamb

The Passover Lamb was crucified (impaled) on an execution stake, and then its intestines, called the “Crown of Shame” was placed on its head every Passover.

The Fiery Serpent on the Pole

When the children of Yisra’el in the wilderness complained and murmured against YaHuWaH Elohiym and against his anointed servant Mosheh, they were punished by YaHuWaH who sent fiery serpents to bite the people as a punishment:

Bemidbar (Numbers)21:

5 And the people spoke against Elohiym, and against Mosheh, Wherefore have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loaths this light bread.

6 And YHWH sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Yisrael died.

7 Therefore the people came to Mosheh, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against YHWH, and against you; pray unto YHWH, that he takes away the serpents from us. And Mosheh prayed for the people.

8 And the YHWH said unto Mosheh, Make you a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looks upon it, shall live.

9 And Mosheh made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

YaHuWaH commanded Mosheh to place a fiery serpent on a pole and the children of Yisra’el would look upon it as a future picture of Messiah who would become a “curse” for us and then they would live.

The Apostle Yahuwchanon (John) also recognized this as a prophetic symbol of Messiah:

Yahuwchanon (John) 3:14 And as Mosheh lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

As you can see by the illustration above the “pole” that is shown looks like a cross, not just an ordinary straight pole. But how can we be sure that it was a “cross” and not just a pole? 

We can see in the Hebrew text, what it says in Numbers 21:8:

Numbers 21:8 ויאמר H559 יהוה H3068 אל H413 משׁה H4872 עשׂה H6213 לך שׂרף H8314 ושׂים H7760 אתו H853 על H5921 נס H5251והיה H1961 כל H3605 הנשׁוך H5391 וראה H7200 אתו H853 וחי׃ H2425 

Numbers 21:8 ויאמר יהוה אל־משׁה עשׂה לך שׂרף ושׂים אתו על־נס והיה כל־הנשׁוך וראה אתו וחי׃

Bemidbar (Numbers)21:8 And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it אתו [Aleph & Taw] on a pole. And it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, אתו [Aleph & Taw] shall live.”

The word used in Numbers 21:8 for pole is the Hebrew Strong’s Word:

#5251 nec

1) something lifted up, standard, signal, signal pole, ensign, banner, sign, sail.
a) standard (as rallying point), signal.
b) standard (pole).
c) ensign, signal.

What you will notice is that the English word for “pole” does not exist in Ancient Hebrew. Instead the word for Aleph & Taw is shown where the translators placed the word “pole” instead:

# H853 eth ayth apparent contracted from 226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely):--(as such unrepresented in English).

As you can see it says that this word 
#853 ayth for Aleph & Taw is  UNREPRESENTED IN ENGLISH! The English translators did not know what to do with these Hebrew letters, so they placed the word “pole” there instead!

Here is what is shown in Numbers 21:8 instead of the word pole in Paleo Pictographs:

ואת Waw (the nail), Aleph (the red heifer) & Taw (the cross or two sticks).

Whenever the Aleph & Taw is in the original Hebrew text it does not appear in our English Bibles--it is not represented!

Hence the “pole” is actually the Alef & Taw with the serpent wrapped around it!

Pictured above is a close-up picture of the word used in Ancient Paleo Hebrew for the word “pole” in Numbers 21:8. The word in our English translation says “pole” but in the original Hebrew Pictograph, it is an Aleph, Taw, Waw---in other words, the Red Heifer, the Cross, and the Nail!

The “pole” that Mosheh erected with the serpent for the Yisra’elites to look upon was the Cross or the Taw! 

The Hellenic P46 Manuscript of the Briyth Chadashah (New Testament) shows that the word for “cross” is actually the term “two sticks.” This is precisely what the Spirit of YaHuWaH had been showing me all along! 

1st Qorintiym (Corinthians) 1:17-18 from 2nd Century C.E. Hellenic P46 with place-markers accurately interpreted

by John Yahuwchanan Robertson

17 ου γαρ απεστειλεν με ο χρς βαπτιζειν αλλα ευαγγελιζεσθαι ουκ εν σοφια λογου ινα μη κενωθη ο στρος του χρυ.

17 For Mashiyach (χρς) did not send me to baptize, but to preach the Good News, not in wisdom of speech, lest the two sticks (στρος) of Mashiyach (χρς) should be made of no effect.

18 ο λογος γαρ του στρου τοις απολλυμενοις μωρια εστιν τοις δε σωζομενοις ημειν δυναμις θυ εστιν

18 For the preaching of the two sticks (στρου) is to those that perish foolishness, but to “The Ones Being Saved” it is the power of Aluwhiym (θυ).

The Righteous Branch Brings Both Houses of Yisra’el Together

You will notice that the illustration of the two branches or two sticks resembles the Hebrew letter “Waw” (Vav) which is a “nail” or a “tent peg.” This is how Messiah brings back together these “two sticks” into one stick (Ezekiel 37:15-19). The two houses of Yisra’el together act as a “tent peg” that holds the House of YaHuWaH together!

The Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) also spoke of these two branches in Romans 11. He referred to the “wild branches” (Ephrayim & Gentile companions) and he referred to the “natural branches” as (Yahuwdah & companions).

Do you also notice that these two sticks also resemble a cross? This is why I believe that our Messiah was nailed not to just one pole but two poles!

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 23:5 Behold, the days come, says YHWH, that I will raise unto Dawiyd (David) a Righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah 33:15) In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of Righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

Horizontal & Vertical Meet

Many people in the Messianic and Hebraic Roots Movement are offended at the Roman symbol called “the cross,” because it was used as a pagan symbol for Tammuz and Mithras. But long before the pagans hi-jacked this symbol, it was used as an illustration for the Aleph & Taw.

In our Messiah’s name there are 6 Paleo Hebrew Letters and they are seen with “two nails.”

Yod, Hey, Waw, Shin, Waw, Ayin.


The number “6” is the number for mankind because YaHuWaH created Adam (man) on the 6th day. Yahuwshuwa died as “the son of Man.”

There are also 6 Commandments that teach us how to love our fellow-man, to correspond with the 6 Hebrew letters to the name of Messiah YaHuWShuWA (YHWSWA).

Within these 10 commandments, the first 4 of these commandments teach us how to Love 
YaHuWaH. And since there are also 4 Hebrew letters to the Father’s name, we can see yet another pattern as follows: 

Yod, Hey, Waw, Hey


And so we can see that the first 4 commandments out of the 10 teach us how to love YaHuWaH. And the latter 6 commandments out of the 10 teach us how to love our fellow man. 4 letters for YaHuWaH + 6 letters for YaHuWShuWA = 10 commandments. 

The illustration of the Taw (cross) therefore depicts a vertical pole which represents the vertical relationship between the Father and the Son as well as our relationship with the Heavenly Father. The horizontal pole represents the horizontal relationship between those in the body of Messiah with one another. It also represents the earthly priesthood of Levites (horizontal), and the eternal (heavenly) priesthood of Melchizedek which is vertical.

And so the Aleph & Taw perfectly unites Father and Son, and the “Two Houses of Yisra’el!” These are the two sticks (trees) of Ephrayim & Yahuwdah (Judah)!

The Congregation in the Wilderness Arranged in the Shape of a Cross or Taw

Pictured here, we can see that the Twelve Tribes of Yisra’el were arranged in the shape of a “cross” or a “Taw” in the wilderness. Each of these four creatures are also mentioned in Ezekiel 1:10 as “The living creatures. 

The fact that Messiah was nailed to two trees in the shape of a “Taw” or a cross is highly significant, because this shows that his bride (Yisra’el) is his body, and he bore our sins upon his own body:

1st Keefa (Peter) 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed.

Romiym (Romans) 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Messiah, and every one members one of another.

Once again, we see that the bride---the body of Messiah is joined by the two crossed sticks or the Taw!

The Stiff-necked Donkey Marked & Redeemed by the Taw

You will be surprised to know that the donkey’s colt that our Messiah rode through Jerusalem on had a “cross” on his back to show us that the donkey symbolizes Yisra’el (Israel), and our Messiah was going to “redeemed” the first-born sons of Yisra’el! 

Have you ever wondered why YaHuWaH commands us to redeem the firstling of a donkey, an unclean animal for Passover?

It is because the donkey symbolizes “stiff-necked” Yisra’el as well as stubborn, prideful human nature!

If we refuse to repent and be redeemed, then we are going to die in our stiff-necked condition, and this is why YaHuWaH commands that the donkey’s neck be broken if he is not redeemed:

Shemoth (Exodus) 13:13 And every firstling of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among your children shall you redeem.

Shemoth (Exodus) 34:20 But the firstling of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb: and if you redeem him not, then shalt you break his neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before me empty.

It is for this very reason, that our Messiah rode through Jerusalem on the colt of a donkey four days before he was to be sacrificed as the Passover Lamb.

The lamb is to be “kept” for four days between the 10th day of Abib and the 14th day of Abib, and our Messiah was that lamb who was selected when he rode through Jerusalem on the colt of a donkey to show us that he was going to REDEEM STIFF-NECKED YISRA’EL!

Zecharyahuw (Zechariah) 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Tziyown (Zion); shout, O daughter of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem): behold, your King comes unto you: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon a donkey, and upon a colt the foal of a donkey.

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 21:5 Tell you the daughter of Tziyown (Zion); Behold, your King comes unto you, meek, and sitting upon a donkey, and a colt the foal of a donkey.

Yahuwchanon (John) 12:15 Fear not, daughter of Tziyown (Zion): behold, your King comes, sitting on a donkey’s colt.

Check out the cross on the back of the donkey!

In Ezekiel 9, it says that all those who “Sigh and cry at the abominations” that are being done in Jerusalem will receive a “mark” on their forehead, and they will be spared from the coming destruction!

What is also amazing is that in most places in the Hebrew Tanakh, the word “mark” is the word “owth” (sign). However, in this particular passage in Ezekiel 9:4, the word for “mark” is the Hebrew letter “Taw!”

Isn’t it amazing? YaHuWaH has marked us as his own people!

The Stake or Pole?

The Jehovah’s Witnesses are the main proponents of the belief that our Messiah,  Yahuwshuwa died on an upright pole and not a cross or two sticks. Those who would argue that our Messiah was nailed to a single pole or a stake think that the “cross” is a pagan symbol. 

However, even the Asherah Pole is a pagan symbol used to worship a pagan fertility goddess known as “Asherah.” Therefore, the teaching of our Messiah being nailed to one single pole quickly falls apart! 

We are commanded in Scripture to destroy these Asherah Poles (Exodus 34:13, Deuteronomy 7:5, 12:3, 2nd Chronicles 31:1). In the case our Messiah, his body (representing sin) was destroyed, but the wooden cross was not destroyed.

Pictured above, we see an illustration that the Jehovah’s Witnesses use to try and “prove” that Messiah was executed on a pole. But Messiah carried his own cross to the place of execution:

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

And so what did he carry if the stake was already standing there as a permanent structure? The Romans did not use a different pole or a stake every time they executed a new prisoner. The pole or stake was permanently in the ground like a modern telephone pole. 

It had to be secured into the ground with rocks and mortar and driven deep into the ground for stability. They did not do this every time they had to crucify another prisoner. Messiah did not carry his own pole to the place of execution. He carried a “cross-beam” across his shoulders and then it was fastened to the stauros that was already standing there as a permanent structure.

Wasn’t the Cross a Symbol of Tammuz the Sun-god?

Some would argue that the Cross is a pagan symbol for Tammuz.

Pictured here is the difference between the cross of Ba’al or Tammuz which is more like a “plus sign” enclosed in a circle for the pagan sun-god versus the cross of our Messiah which is the last letter in the Hebrew Alphabet known as the “Taw.” 

The Taw (cross) was never meant to symbolize sun-god worship. The brightest star in the solar system is the sun, and Yahuwshuwa is described as the “The Sun of Righteousness” (Malachi 4:2) and he is also “The Bright & Morning Star” (Revelation 22:16)

But Satan wants to steal worship away from Yahuwshuwa and he wants us to believe that he is the “The Bright & Morning Star” (see Isaiah 14:12 in all modern translations). The modern versions say that the “morning star” fell from heaven, implying that it was Messiah who fell from heaven. 

But the King James Version uses the Hebrew Masoretic text which says “Heylel Ben Shachar” fell from heaven. This is Hebrew for the English title “Son of the Morning.” This is accurate, because it means that Lucifer (Heylel) was merely a “son” (a created being). The modern translations like NIV, NASB, CJB use the Greek Septuagint which says “boker kokab” (the morning star). This is incorrect as the Gnostics are deliberately deviating from the Hebrew TaNaKh by calling Lucifer “The Morning Star.” 

It is Messiah Yahuwshuwa who is the bright and morning star--not Lucifer:

Chazown (Revelation) 2:28 And I will give him the 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 Dawiyd (David), and the bright and morning star.

This prophecy about Messiah being “the sun of righteousness” is not a mis-print, nor is it a Catholic interpolation (as some have supposed):

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

The reason why Messiah is being referred to here as “the sun” is because he came to us in the 4th Millennium (the 4th day of creation). YaHuWaH also created the sun on the 4th day of creation. Messiah is also described as the “bright and morning star” which is the brightest star in the solar system (the sun). Now we know the reason why sun-god worship is a sin. 

It is because Satan wants to take the place of Messiah by having people worship the “object” which is the sun itself rather than the one who created the sun. Messiah also comes from the Tribe of Yahuwdah (Judah) and Judah was the 4th son born to Jacob & Leah. Messiah was also crucified on the 4th day of the week (Wednesday).

There is a fine line between seeing our Messiah in metaphors within creation and worshiping those created things. In Romans 1:25 we are told to worship the Creator instead of the created things in nature.


The Crucifix is used in Satanic Rituals and should NEVER be displayed by believers in any way, shape or form!

The crucifix denies the power of the resurrection and leaves our Messiah DEAD ON THE CROSS!

The Roman Catholic Mass is Blasphemy:

Vatican council page 102 states: “…for in the sacrifice of the Mass, our Lord is immolated.” Webster’s dictionary says: “immolate means to kill as a sacrificial victim.”

But scripture tells us: Hebrew 6:6 “…seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of Elohiym afresh and put him to an open shame.”

To crucify our Savior afresh is to put him to open shame!

LOUIS BOURDALOUE, a Jesuit Catholic priest who authored the book “The Passion of the Christ” was born at Bourges France in 1632. An excerpt of his book reveals that the Catholic Church “crucifies” our Master over and over again at each and every mass:

The passion of Jesus Christ, however sorrowful and ignominious it may appear to us, must nevertheless have been to Jesus Christ Himself an object of delight, since this God-man, by a wonderful secret of His wisdom and love, has willed that the mystery of it shall be continued and solemnly renewed in His Church until the final consummation of the world. For what is the Eucharist but a perpetual repetition of the Savior’s passion, and what has the Savior supposed in instituting it, but that whatever passed at Calvary is not only represented but consummated on our altars? That is to say, that He is still performing the functions of the victim anew, and is every moment virtually sacrificed, as though it were not sufficient that He should have suffered once; at least that His love, as powerful as it is free, has given to His adorable sufferings that character of perpetuity which they have in the Sacrament, and which renders them so salutary to us.

This is blasphemy! This Jesuit Priest readily admits that the Eucharist is a perpetual repetition of Messiah’s suffering! 

If Yahuwshuwa (Jesus) is still performing the functions of the victim anew, and is at every moment virtually sacrificed as though it were not sufficient that he should have suffered once, then why were his last words on the cross “It is finished?” And why does the word of Yah tell us that he “died unto sin once?”

The Greek translation for “finished” is tetelestai, which means, “paid in full.” The finality of Messiah’s finished work on the Taw (cross) has been confirmed by the tearing of the temple curtain that veiled the earthly sanctuary (the Holy of Holies) from sinful man, thus signifying that access to YaHuWaH Elohiym had been restored at that precise moment (Mark 15:38).

1994 Catholic Catechism:

#1366: “The Eucharist is thus a sacrifice because it represents [makes present] the sacrifice of the cross...and because it applies its fruit...the forgiveness of the sins we daily commit.”

#1367: “The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice: the victim is one and the same: the same now offers through the ministry of priests, who then offered himself on the cross; only the manner of offering is different. In this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the Mass, the same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross is contained and is offered in an unbloody manner.”

What is the point of Yahuwshuwa offering himself in an unbloody manner if he says that without the shedding of blood there is no remission for sin? It is the “shedding of his blood” that purged our sins:

Ibriym (Hebrews) 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

If the Catechism states that Yahuwshuwa (Jesus) must be offered daily for the sins we commit daily, yet it is done in an unbloody manner, then it is done in vain!

Romiym (Romans) 6:9-10 Knowing that Mashiyach being raised from the dead dies no more; death has no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he lives, he lives unto Elohiym.

Messiah’s sacrifice on the Taw (cross) was a “once and for all” event able to atone for our past, present and future sins! Here, scripture shows us that under the Briyth Chadashah (Renewed Covenant), Yahuwshuwa does not have to “offer himself often” as the Catholic Catechism falsely teaches:

Abriym (Hebrews) 9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy place every year with blood of others.

Abriym (Hebrews) 9:26-28 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world has he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself… So Mashiyach was once offered to bear the sins of many…

The Inverted Cross: Symbol of Anti-Messiah (Antichrist)

Pictured above is Pope John Paul II in March of 2000 in Kerazim, Yisra’el. You will notice that he is seated on a throne with an inverted cross!

This is a precursor to the “Abomination of Desolation” spoken of by Daniel the prophet.

The excuse that the Vatican uses for displaying an upside down cross is that according to “tradition” the Apostle Keefa (Peter), whom they falsely teach was the first pope was crucified upside down. 

There is no record in scripture of Keefa (Peter) having ever been crucified much less upside down. This myth of Peter’s “upside down” crucifixion is a concoction of Origen who was a Gnostic, and secretly a worshiper of the “sun-god.”

I believe this “tradition” is merely a smoke-screen in order to use the upside down cross while keeping the Catholic people unsuspecting. Yahuwshuwa told Keefa (Peter) that he would die for the glory of Elohiym. 

One could merely speculate that he was referring to crucifixion because of the choice of words he uses here: “Thou shalt stretch forth thy hands.” Yet Messiah said “another shall gird thee” meaning another person would “dress” him since he would be too old and feeble to dress himself. 

When Yahuwshuwa said that Peter would be “carried where he would not want to go,” the scriptures indicate that this signified what death Peter would suffer. It is possible that Peter died a martyr for his faith, yet there is no evidence of his crucifixion much less “upside down”:

Yahuwcanon (John) 21:18-19 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, When you were young, you girded yourself, and walked where you would: but when you shall be old, you shall stretch forth your hands, and another shall gird you, and carry you wherever you would not.” This spoke he, signifying by what death he should glorify Elohiym.

In reality the Apostle Keefa (Peter) was called to preach to the Jews, while it was the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) who was called to preach to the Gentiles in Rome. Peter had never even been to Rome (although the Vatican falsely claims to have the bones of Saint Peter). 

The idea that the Apostle Keefa (Peter) was the first Pope (meaning father in Latin) is of course a myth. 

In reality the persona behind this “first Pope” is none other than the man called “Simon Pater” the magician and sorcerer whom the Apostle Keefa (Peter) rebuked for his attempt to purchase the gift of the Holy Spirit for money (Acts 8:20).

The name “Pater” in Latin means “father” and the term “pappas” (Pope) is the word in Greek for “Father,” hence the idea that every Pope should be called “Holy Father” is against our Messiah’s commandment (Matthew 23:9).

It is noteworthy to mention, that if the upright cross is a pagan symbol, then why does Satan need to invert it? It should be pagan enough as an upright symbol---right? But the fact that Satan always does things backwards and upside down or opposite of what YaHuWaH does, it stands to reason that if Messiah’s symbol is the Taw (cross), then Satan’s symbol is the very same one only upside down and distorted!

The Distorted Disfigured Crucifix

After his father died, Constantine felt that he was the rightful heir to his father’s throne, but Maxentius was also in line to take the throne as the next Emperor of Rome. So in 312 A.D., on October 28th at the Stone Milvian Bridge at the Tiber River, Constantine’s enemy, Maxentius and his army stood between Constantine and the throne. As Constantine and his troops were greatly outnumbered, tradition says that Constantine saw a vision of a “cross” in the sky as he heard the words “in this sign conquer.”

This is an amazing discovery in light of Revelation 6:2, as the Antichrist riding a white horse goes forth conquering:

Chazown (Revelation) 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

The “bowed crucifix” carried by the Pope is deliberately bent to associate him with the rider on the white horse of Revelation 6:2, and this “bow” is symbolic for Nimrod who was a mighty hunter.

And so the “bow” is used to symbolize the Antichrist as well. Constantine was one of the “historical” Antichrists in that he mingled “Christianity” with paganism. As a result of this “vision” he claimed to have been converted to “Christianity.”

However, the “cross” which Constantine saw in the sky was actually an Egyptian “Ankh”, which is a detestable idol to YaHuWaH. This Egyptian “Ankh” came from the recycled ancient Babylonian religion of Nimrod and Semiramis. It symbolized the sun-god “Baal” (“Horus” in Egypt) and in Rome, this same deity was called “Sol.” Below is pictured the cross that Constantine claimed to have seen in the sky:

This is an Egyptian Ankh. The “upside down egg” is a symbol of the fertility goddess, and Tammuz is the reincarnation (supposedly) of Nimrod, one of the many different sun-gods, wherein his symbol later became a capital “T.”

On top of the capitol “T,” the loop is symbolic for his mother/wife Semiramis who gave herself the title “the goddess of the moon” or “the Queen of Heaven” (Jeremiah 7 & 44). While Constantine claimed to be converted to Christianity, he still secretly worshiped the sun-god.

A Pattern of Prayer in the Tabernacle Entrances

Exodus 38:18-19, Exodus 36:37-38, Exodus 36:35-36

There were three entrances into the Tabernacle of Moses:

The Gate - The Door - The Veil
The Truth - The Way - The Life

Yahuwchanon (John) 14:6 
יהושׁוע Yahuwshuwa said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

The Tabernacle is a picture of Messiah’s body being crucified for us.

The bride is “The body of Messiah.” In Revelation 1:20, Yahuwshuwa has the seven menorah’s (lamp-stands) in his right hand. The seven lamp-stands are “The seven assemblies” (the bride). This is where his right hand was stretched out and nailed. And this is where the lamp-stand is located in the tabernacle (on the right side).

His feet are like bronze in Revelation 3:18, and the bronze altar is at the bottom of the tabernacle (where his feet were). 
The “Holy of Holies” is where his face is. We see him face to face when we are in the “Holy of Holies.” The table of show-bread is in his left hand (the hidden manna in Revelation 3:17), the altar of incense is at his heart which symbolizes worship.

Revelation 5:8 tells us that the “incense is the prayers of the saints” and this means that the bride (his body) worships from the heart (where his heart would’ve been positioned on the cross). The “bronze laver” is where the blood and water gushed out of his side!

Yahuwchanon (John) 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

The Tabernacle of Mosheh is in the shape of a cross, and it represents Messiah’s Body and his bride is his body:

1st Qorintiym (Corinthians) 12:27 Now you are the body of Mashiyach, and members in particular.

The bride is also the New Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), but YaHuWaH himself and the Lamb collectively make up the temple:

Chazown (Revelation) 21: 

2 And I Yahuwchanon (John) saw the holy city, New Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), coming down from Elohiym out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of Elohiym is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and Elohiym himself shall be with them, and be their Elohiym.

9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.....

22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Master YaHuWaH 
יהוה Ěl Shaddai and the Lamb are the temple of it.

The Two Sons: Ephrayim & Yahuwdah

In the story of the prodigal son, the older son represents the Two Southern Tribes of Yahuwdah (Judah) & Benyamin. But the younger son represents the Ten Northern Tribes of Ephrayim.

When Ephrayim came back home to the Father and his commandments (Towrah), the Father gave him 3 things:

1.) The fatted calf (red heifer for cleansing, atonement)
2.) The ring (signet ring or signature, the name, authority, power of attorney)
3.) The robe (wedding garment, covering, provision)

Luqas (Luke) 15:

18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you,

19 And am no more worthy to be called your son: make me as one of your hired servants.

20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight, and am no more worthy to be called your son.

22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

As you can see here, the fatted calf is for Ephrayim because Ephrayim is called a heifer in Hoshea’s prophecy.

This is why the symbol of the “Aleph” is the symbol of the bull or the ox. Thus, the Aleph & Taw is for Ephrayim the prodigal son. Once the prodigal sons receive atonement for their sins, the Father will give them his name YaHuWaH as a “ring” on their finger (symbolic of an engagement ring). And then he will also give them a robe or a wedding garment as a covering in order to get into the wedding.

The Aleph & Taw is prophetically a picture of Messiah because it is the ox head (the red heifer) which sanctifies the altar of our hearts. It is also the Taw which represents two sticks or two trees for the two houses of Yisra’el (Ephraiym & Yahuwdah).

Yahuwshuwa Messiah laid down his life for both Yahuwdiy (Jew) and Gentile that he might join both unto himself by his once and for all sacrifice on the “two sticks.”

In other words, he is the Aleph & the Taw, the Red Heifer nailed to Two Trees in order to gather the Two Houses of Yisra’el from the foundations of the world!

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