Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Did Messiah Have a 70-Week Ministry?

Maria Merola אריאל 
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, July 2004

I will try and make this brief, and straight to the point. I honestly love Michael Rood, as I began listening to many of his teachings in 2006. Back then, I was surprised that many of the revelations he presented, had also been shown to me in 2002, (following the events of September 11th 2001). 
However, even though I highly respect Mr. Rood, he is wrong about our Messiah having a ministry that lasted for “seventy weeks.”

There are several proofs from Scripture explaining why he is wrong about this, and I will list them below.

#1.) In Luke 4:25, Messiah Compared his Ministry to Elijah’s Ministry of 3.5 years.

Our Messiah compared his ministry to that of Eliyahuw (Elijah) in Luke 4:25, and he even made a point of telling us that his ministry lasted for 3 years plus 6 months, or in other words, 3.5 years (1,260 days). 

Luke 4:23 And he said unto them, You will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal yourself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in your country.  

Luke 4:24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.  

Luke 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Yisrael in the days of Eliyahuw (Elijah), when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;  

Luke 4:26 But unto none of them was Eliyahuw (Elijah), save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.  

You will notice in the above verses that the widow is symbolic of the nation of Yisrael. We know this by reading Isaiah 54:4-5:

Fear not; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be you confounded; for you shall not be put to shame: for you shall forget the shame of your youth, and shall not remember the reproach of your widowhood any more....For your Maker is your husband; YHWH of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Yisrael; The Elohiym of the whole earth shall he be called.

In 1st Kings 17:1 &, we learn that Elijah commanded that it would not rain in Yisrael except by his prophetic utterance. In 1st Kings 18:1, the word of YaHuWaH came to Elijah in his third year of ministry. He was instructed to appear before King Ahab, and to inform him that Yah was going to send rain (after three years of drought and famine). 

In the previous chapter, Elijah was sent to the home of a widow whose only son died in the third year of Elijah’s ministry. And what did the prophet Elijah do? In 1st Kings 17:20, he stretched upon the boys body three times, and cried out to YaHuWaH for the boys life to be restored back to him. 

The Hebrew word for stretched(madad), means “To measure out with a measuring line.” 

These three times are an allusion to our Messiahs prophecy, when he compared himself to the prophet Jonah who would be Three days and three nights in the heart of the earth(Matthew 12:40).

Are you seeing parallel yet? The boy died at the end of Elijahs three years and six months of ministry, followed by his resurrection after Elijah prayed three measurements of time over the boy.

The widow represents Yisra’el, and the boy is symbolic of our Messiah, who was telling them that he would die after three and a half years, followed by his resurrection after three days and three nights! This is why Yahuwshuwa made a point of comparing his ministry to that of Elijahs three years and a half!

In the preceding verses, (Luke 4:16-25) our Messiah read from the scroll of Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 61, and he told us plainly that he was “The anointed one,” the Mashiyach (Messiah). He also hinted that he was “The High Priest” (Melchizedek), who was coming to us in a Jubilee Year, (27-28 A.D.) which is called “The Acceptable Year of YaHuWaH.” 

This is language that is used on Yom Kippur, and in a Jubilee Year! Therefore, we know our Messiah began his ministry in the 80th Jubilee Year (since the creation), and it was also on Yom Kippur, a High Sabbath. To learn more, please see my other blog entitled: Jubilee Cycles Reveal the Possible Second Coming of Messiah.

The role of the High Priest had been temporarily handed over to the Sons of Aharown (Aaron) after Yisrael sinned with the golden calf in the wilderness. This is what Shauwl (Paul) meant, in Galatians 3:19-24 when he wrote that “The law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Messiah....and the law was added because of transgression, until the seed should come..” 

The law that made mortal, finite humans into High Priests, was a temporary one. Yahuwshuwa’s first coming was to restore the role of the High Priest, back to Melchizedek, thus, he came to “Preach the acceptable year of YaHuWaH!”

The High Priests, from the Sons of Aharown (Aaron) were charged with blowing two silver trumpets every 50th year, in a Jubilee Year (Numbers 10:2). Our Messiah was not a Levite, therefore, for him to be announcing “The Acceptable Year of YaHuWaH,” meant that he was now stepping into the role of the High Priest, from the Tribe of Yahuwdah (Judah), which is where Melchizedek comes from (Hebrews 7:14).

Our Messiah was showing us a pattern, and giving us a hint that his ministry would last for the same time-period as Eliyahuw (Elijah), as well as the future Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:4). 

#2.) The Ministry of the Corporate Two Witnesses, will last for 1,260 Days.

In Revelation 11:4, the Two Witnesses are described as “Two Olive Trees & Two Candlesticks.” To learn more about who they are, please read my other blog: Who Are the Two Witnesses?

The same time-period is assigned to these two witnesses, as was assigned to the prophet Elijah (Eliyahuw), which is 1,260 days or 3.5 years. On a 360-day biblical calendar, there are 12 months of 30-day lunar cycles. Currently, our calendar has been affected by polar shifts, due to the flood in the days of Noahs as well as tsunamis and earthquakes. 

However, during the last 3.5 years of tribulation, the “Days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:22, Mark 13:20). To learn more about what our Messiah meant when he said “except those days should be shortened,” please see my other blog entitled: Except Those Days Should Be Shortened.

3.) The Corporate Two Witnesses will Finish the Latter Half of Daniels 70th Week.

Leading up to Messiahsecond coming, the corporate two witnesses, (represented by the Two Houses of Yisrael, and the Two Overcoming Assemblies), will begin their ministry, picking up where our Messiah left off. There has been a 2,000-year gap, between our Messiahs ministry, and the ministry of the two witnesses. How do we know this? In Luke 4:19, our Messiah read only “half” of Isaiah 61:2, leaving the other verse unread! He then closed the scroll, and gave it back to the temple scribe. 

Why would he do this? It is because in the first half of this verse, he was declaring the purpose of his first coming, which was to “Preach the Acceptable Year of YaHuWaH!” In other words, he came to restore the role of the High Priest, (back to Melchizedek), as it was originally with the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 14:18; Psalm 110:4). 

When our Messiah returns, it will also be on Yom Kippur in the 120th Jubilee since the creation. This is when he will finish the latter half of Isaiah 61:2 “And the day of vengeance of our Elohiym, to comfort all that mourn...” 

This verse will be perfectly fulfilled at his second coming, described in Revelation 19:2  For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

The fact that our Messiah read only “half” of Isaiah 61:2 at the beginning of his ministry, illustrates that there had to be a 2,000-year gap in history. During these past 2,000 years, we have been in a time called “The fullness of the gentiles” (Romans 11:25). In Hebrew, this is referred to as “Melo haGoyim,which is translated in the King James Version as “A multitude of nations” (Genesis 48:19).

Our Messiah allowed his ministry to be “divided in half,” so that through the preaching of the gospel to the nations, he could “Stand in the gap, (Ezekiel 22:30), ultimately causing the “Breach to be repaired!(Isaiah 58:12). Therefore, our Messiah had to allow himself to be “Cut the midst of the week,” according to Daniel 9:26-27. Also read my other blog entitled: Messiah’s Earthly Ministry Revealed in Daniel.

To learn more about why Daniels 70th Week was divided in half, please see my other blog, entitled: Who Confirms the Covenant of Daniel’s 70th Week?

#4.) The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree Tells Us Messiah’s Ministry Was Three Years.

In this parable from Luke, (the 13th chapter), our Messiah was referring to the nation of Yisrael as the barren fig tree. The “certain man,” who had planted the fig tree in his vineyard is Elohiym. The word vinedresser is a Greek word that means a vineyard worker, or a pruner.This person would be akin to Yahuwchanon (John the Baptist), who was working to bring forth spiritual fruit from the kingdom of Judah. Then came our Messiah, who worked three years, hoping to bring forth spiritual fruit from the nation.

John even used the same metaphor of a tree to describe the nations condition:

Mattityahuw (Matthew) 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

In Mark chapter 11, our Messiah had previously seen no figs on the tree, and therefore, he cursed it, telling it to bear no more fruit:

Mark 11:20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots

Mark 11:21 And Keefa (Peter) calling to remembrance said unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which you cursed is withered away.

Therefore, the parable in Luke 13 is obviously speaking about our Messiah as the owner of the fig tree.

Luke 13:6 He spoke also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.  

Luke 13:7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbers it the ground?  

Luke 13:8 And he answering said unto him, Master, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:  

Luke 13:9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that you shall cut it down. 

We can see from this parable, that the owner of the fig tree is our Messiah. He preached three years, hoping that Yisrael would repent, and bear fruit. The vineyard worker wanted to fertilize this tree for one more year, hoping to give the soil nutrients, so that the tree would bear fruit. 

This extra year was symbolic of “The one year old male lamb for Passover (Exodus 12:5). After our Messiah died on Passover, he remained on earth preaching to his disciples forty more days. This was the extra fertilization given to the fig tree. He finally poured out his spirit on the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost or Shabuoth).

Thus, we can see that our Messiah told us of his three-year ministry with the inspection of the fig tree. The final six months, (or half of a year), lead up to his crucifixion, burial, resurrection, and ascension. The total amount of time allotted to the fig tree was 3.5 to four years. The Red Heifer is required to be between 3-4 years old, for the ordinance in Numbers 19. 

Even though our Messiah officially began his ministry after his 40-day fast in the wilderness, he performed the miracle of the water into wine, prior to baptism. He even told his mother that his time had not yet come (John 2:4). But he still performed the miracle anyway. Hence, his ministry lasted roughly 3.5-4 years.

5.) Michael Rood Says our Messiahs Ministry Lasted 70 Weeks.

In Shemoth (Exodus) 12:5 it says Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: you shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats.

Therefore, we are told that the Passover Lamb had to be a one-year old male lamb. Because of this, Michael Rood supposes that our Messiahs ministry lasted for only one year. However, a year is 52 weeks, and this means that the 70-weeks theory does not fit! 

Our Messiah did indeed, fulfill the requirement of the One year old male lamb, when the High Priest (Caiaphas) prophesied in John 11:50, that Yahuwshuwa would die for the sins of the nation. Even though Caiaphas was an impostor, and not from the Sons of Aharown (Aaron), the office of the High Priest that he held was still recognized by YaHuWaH.

Yahuwchanon (John) 11:49 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, You know nothing at all,  

Yahuwchanon (John) 11:50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.  

Yahuwchanon (John) 11:51 And this spoke he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Yahuwshuwa (Jesus) should die for that nation

Caiaphas prophesied this on the previous Passover. It was customary for the High Priest to select the lamb that would be slaughtered the following year for Passover.

#6.) Our Messiah Fulfilled the Pattern of the 3-Year Old Heifer, Goat, & Ram.

In the original covenant established between Abraham, and YaHuWaH, Abraham was instructed to slaughter a three-year old heifer, which is for the High Priest on Yom Kippur (Leviticus 16:6). He was also told to slaughter a three-year old she-goat, which is given as a sin offering for the nation of Yisrael, on Yom Kippur (Leviticus 16:9). Abraham was also told to slaughter a three-year old ram, which is killed to sanctify “The firstborn son” at Passover.

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 15:9-10 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.  And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not

*Explanation: Yom Kippur and Passover are like two bookends, that accomplish the same thing, which is redemption, and blood atonement. The male lamb (which is the same as a ram), was offered up for Isaac, as well as Yisrael, the firstborn son. 

The Red Heifer was first killed for the High Priest to be sanctified (since it was Aaron who caused the nation to sin with the golden calf). And finally, the female goat was killed for the nation of Yisra’el, as she is the bride. The birds of prey in Revelation 19:17-21 are not divided, because they represent the unclean wicked gentiles that are killed and then eaten on that final day of wrath.

In Genesis 22:13, Yitzqach (Isaac) was offered up as a burnt offering, but the malak (angel) of YaHuWaH intervened, and provided a ram instead. This is why 430 years later, YaHuWaH called the nation of Yisrael “My firstborn son” (Exodus 4:22), and commanded that a one-year old male lamb, or a goat, or a ram should be offered up as a burnt offering. An adult male lamb is also called “a ram.”

Shemoth (Exodus) 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: you shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats.

Now we know why our Messiahs ministry lasted for 3.5 years. It is because all the sacrifices involved in Abrahams covenant, had to be 3-years old, for three groups of people. In Matthew 13:33, our Messiah taught a parable about a woman (figurative of Jerusalem), who measured three measures of meal, and kneaded it, until the three parts” had been fully incorporated with the leaven. The leaven in this parable represents the gospel, as the Greek word for “leaven,” in Matthew 13:33 (zume), means “To scatter, to cast away, to disperse.” This is exactly what happened with all twelve tribes of Yisrael, at various times in history!

These three groups of people are: The House of Judah, the House of Ephraiym, and the converted gentiles. The other 6 months represent those wicked gentiles that are not divided in half (for they do not accept his covenant), therefore, they shall be eaten whole.

In Deuteronomy 19:10-13 & 21:8-9, we are shown that when the nation sins by allowing the blood of an innocent person to be spilled (whether intentionally, or unintentionally), the entire nation becomes “Guilty of innocent blood!” 

Therefore, the ordinance of the Red Heifer must be performed in such cases. The Temple leadership of Yisra’el shouted Crucify him...let his blood be upon us, and upon our children!(Matthew 27:22-25). This is what caused the entire nation to become guilty of innocent blood, and therefore, the ordinance of the Red Heifer was fulfilled by our Messiah! For a deeper study on the ordinance of the Red Heifer, see my other blog: The Red Heifer Ordinance Fulfilled in Messiah.

In Numbers 19, this involves Eleazar the priest escorting a spotless red heifer outside the camp (Numbers 19:2-3); slaughtering it, and then finally burning it down into ashes (Numbers 19:5). The ashes of the red heifer was burned together with scarlet, hyssop, and cedarwood (Numbers 19:6). 

The cedarwood is symbolic of the cross; the scarlet is symbolic of the Messiah’s blood sacrifice, and the hyssop was used to sprinkle the blood on the door posts at the first Passover in Exodus 12:22. The ashes of the red heifer had to be collected into a “A clean place” (Numbers 19:9). Joseph of Arimathea donated his tomb for the body of our Messiah to be laid, and it was a brand new tomb that had never been used (Matthew 27:57-60). In other words, our Messiahs body was placed in “A clean place!”

Thus, our Messiah fulfilled the pattern of the one-year old, Passover Lamb, (for the firstborn sons of Yisrael); the three-year old Yom Kippur she-goat (for the divorced bride), and the three-year old Red Heifer, (for those that had shed his innocent blood). What is amazing, is that Yahuwshuwa fulfilled all the sacrifices from the Abrahamic Covenant, all in one fell swoop! In other words, “He confirmed the covenant,” described in Daniel 9:27! 

But since, his ministry was divided in half, his gospel was largely received by the gentiles in the nations, but not by the leadership of national Yisrael at that time. Nevertheless, we are shown in Romans 11:11, that these past 2,000 years were meant to “Provoke them to jealousy! 

Just before Messiahs return, these same converted gentiles, will join together with born-again Yahuwdiym (Jews), forming the Corporate Two Witnesses. This is the one new man,” spoken of in Ephesians 2:15, and they will finish the latter half of Daniels 70th Week, causing the other half of the bride to finally accept their Messiah at the Mount of Olives!

#7.) To make his theory work, Michael Rood has to remove John 6:4, from the Scriptures.

Beloved, this is a very a dangerous thing to do, as we are commanded not to add, nor subtract from the word of YaHuWaH:

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 4:2 You shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish ought from it, that you may keep the commandments of YHWH your Elohiym which I command you.

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it. 

Mishley (Proverbs) 30:6 Add you not unto his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar. 

Chazown (Revelation) 22:18 For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, Elohiym shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  

Chazown (Revelation) 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, Elohiym shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book

To learn more about the Ordinance of the Red Heifer, I highly recommend listening to this teaching by Rico Cortes. Rico also gives documentation for the Red Heifer needing to be at least three years old, but preferably 3.5 years old!

The Laws and history of the Red Heifer Talmud (in dedicated Tractate Parshah Parah) says a red heifer is valid only if: 

*It is at least three years old (younger is a “calf,” not a “cow”) [Par. 1:1].

*It is natural-born (not by caesarian) [Par. 2:3]. 

*It has not mated with a bull sent to mate with it (but if the bull does it on its own, it is valid) [Par. 2:4].

*It has no more than one hair that is not red [Par. 2:5; Av. Z. 24a].

*Only nine red heifers were ever prepared: 

*One by Moses, - One by Ezra [1,000 years later].
*Seven since Ezra [in the next 500 years, until the destruction of the Second Temple] [Par. 3:5].

*Rambam: The tenth and last will be prepared by the Messiah [Rambam, Yad, Parah Adumah 3:4].

*So finding one today would be a harbinger of the Messiah!

Monday, January 24, 2022

Does the Sun Sit Down & Rise?

By Maria Merola
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, April 2015

Does the sun actually “SIT DOWN,” or is the term “sunset” a poetic way of saying that “The sun is no longer visible,” when the Earth turns away from it?

Job 38:14 tells us that the earth “TURNS ABOUT,” indicated by the Hebrew word “haphak.” 

The sun does not actually “SET,” nor does it “RISE!” Luke 4:40 says “Now when the sun was setting.....”

The Greek word in this passage for “THE SUN WAS SETTING,” is “duno,” which means “TO SINK DOWN!” 

We know that the sun does not actually SINK DOWN, but it appears that way to the observer! 

Deuteronomy 23:11 But it shall be, when evening comes on, he shall wash himself with water: and WHEN THE SUN IS DOWN, he shall come into the camp again. 

We know that the sun does not “GO DOWN” in reality! These are expressions that are used in Scripture to describe when the sun first reappears in the morning, (sunrise), and when the sun disappears below the horizon (sundown). 

As a matter of fact, the Paleo Hebrew Letter “Quwph” pictures the “Sun on the horizon of the earth.” It proves that the Ancient Hebrews knew the sun was much larger than the earth, (and very far away), thus causing only half of the sun to be seen on the horizon at SUNSET or SUNRISE until it disappears below the horizon! 

The Hebrew letter “Quwph” is the root word from where we get the word “TeQuWPhah” which means the following:

#8622 tquwphah tek-oo-faw' or tquphah {tek-oo-faw'}; from 5362; a revolution, i.e. (of the earth around the sun) course, (of time) lapse:--circuit, come about, end.

This phenomenon is impossible on a Flat Earth! 

The Scriptures often use “POETIC LANGUAGE” or EUPHEMISMS to describe “How things appear from the vantage point of the beholder!” 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

He that Formed Thee from the Womb

By Maria Merola 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 44:24 Thus says YHWH, your redeemer, and he that formed you from the womb, I am YHWH that makes all things; that stretches forth the heavens alone; that spreads abroad the earth by myself...

Since I was first born-again in 1981, I have been studying Scripture through the lens of finding hints and patterns of our Messiah in it's pages. I have observed that there are many prophetic shadow pictures that speak of him from Genesis to Revelation. The theme that is consistently being presented is that of our Messiah as the bridegroom being joined to his bride.

Although the heathens have borrowed the concept of the earth being our mother, YaHuWaH has described the earth as our mother in prophecy. The difference between the occult perversion, is that they invented a goddess of the earth named Gaia,  whom they refer to as The planetary mother.   

In Matthew 24:8, our Messiah describes the latter days as the earth going through birth pains. The King James Version reads All these are the beginning of sorrows.  However, the Greek word for sorrows is “odin which means child birth, travail, pain, tribulation. 

Our Creator refers to Jerusalem as The center, or the belly button of the earth. In Galatians 4:26, Shaul (Paul) writes that Jerusalem is the mother of us all. 

Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 5:5 Thus says YHWH Elohiym; This is Yerushalayim (Jerusalem): I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her

The prophet Isaiah used the same type of language concerning Jerusalem:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.  

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 66:8 Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.  

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? Says YHWH: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? Says your Elohiym.  

In Isaiah 40:22, the earth is described as a circle by the English translators. However, the Hebrew Concordance defines the Hebrew word as #2329, “chuwg, which means a sphere!

This word is used only two other times in Scripture:

Yowb (Job) 22:14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he sees not; and he walks in the circuit [sphere, chuwg] of heaven.

Mishle (Proverbs) 8:27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass [sphere, chuwg] upon the face of the depth.

These two verses are describing our creator walking within the vast expanse called “shamayim (heaven), for he separated the natural world where the earth dwells, from the eternal world in the third heaven. He also separated these two worlds with a vast expanse called The firmament. The firmament is not a tiny little area surrounding earth, and covered by an imaginary dome. The firmament is what we refer to in our modern vernacular as outer space.

As a matter of fact, there are literally 36 times in Scripture, where the world (the earth) is described as a globe.

Yahuwchanon (John) 3:16 For Elohiym so loved THE WORLD [KOSMOS], that he gave HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

The Greek word for "cosmos" in the above verse even speaks of wedding language:

#2889. kosmos kos'-mos probably from the base of 2865; orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by implication, the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)):--adorning, world.

#2865. komizo kom-id'-zo from a primary komeo; to tend, i.e. take care of); properly, to provide for, i.e. (by implication) to carry off (as if from harm; genitive case obtain):--bring, receive.

From the word cosmos we see synonyms that describe how a bridegroom takes care of his bride and provides for her. He also decorates her with adornments. He also whisks her away to the honeymoon when they elope on their wedding night, as seen in the root word komizo. This was customary in ancient Hebrew weddings, for the bridegroom came in the middle of the night (at midnight) to snatch away his bride to his father's house, where he had prepared for her a wedding suite, where they would consummate for seven days.

Isaiah 49:18 says that Elohiym will adorn his bride with ornaments. Isaiah 61:10 tells us that the bridegroom will deck himself with ornaments, as his bride adorns herself with jewels. Jeremiah 2:32 speaks of the bride and her ornaments. Ezekiel 16:11 speaks of YaHuWaH decking his bride with ornaments, by placing bracelets on her hands, and a chain/necklace around her neck.

The Hebrew word for “WORLD” is “TEBEL,” which is described 36 times in Scripture as a “GLOBE!” 

Three Hebrew Letters spell out the word “TEBEL,” as follows: 

Taw - the Cross of Messiah, the Covenant. 
Beyt - the House, the Family. 
Lamed - the Shepherd's Staff, the Teacher. 

When YaHuWaH spoke to me about the shape of the earth in 2017, he told me to look up Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 1:5: 

“Before I formed you in the BELLY [BETEN] I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations.” 

The word “Beten” means “TO BE HOLLOW, THE WOMB.” 

The Hebrew Letters that spell out this word “BETEN,” are as follows: 

Beyt - the House, the Family. 
Taw - the Cross of Messiah, the Covenant. 
Nun - the Seed, Messiah (Genesis 3:15). 

The Message we get from these two words “TEBEL” & “BETEN” is from Yahuwchanon (John) 3:16: 

Our Messiah is the “SEED OF THE WOMAN” (Genesis 3:15), who is also our SHEPHERD; for Elohiym so LOVED THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE], that he gave his only begotten SON, THE SEED, to die on the CROSS (THE TWO STICKS), for the Whole House of Yisra'el, HIS FAMILY!

1st Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the YHWH'S, and he hath set THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] upon them.

2nd Samuel 22:16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] were discovered, at the rebuking of YHWH, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils. 

1st Chronicles 16:30 Fear before him, all the earth: THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] also shall be stable, that it be not moved. 

Job 18:18 He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE]. 

Job 34:13 Who has given him a charge over the earth? or who has disposed THE WHOLE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE].

Job 37:12 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commands them upon the face of THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] in the earth

Psalm 9:8 And he shall judge THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. 

Psalm 18:15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] were discovered at thy rebuke, O YHWH, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. 

Psalm 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE]. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun, 

Psalm 24:1 [A Psalm of David.] The earth is YHWH's, and the fulness thereof; THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] and they that dwell therein. 

Psalm 33:8 Let all the earth fear YHWH: let all the inhabitants of THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] stand in awe of him.

Psalm 50:12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] is mine, and the fulness thereof. 

Psalm 77:18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE]: the earth trembled and shook. 

Psalm 89:11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] and the fulness thereof, you have founded them. 

Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE], even from everlasting to everlasting, you are Elohiym.

Psalm 93:1 YHWH reigns, he is clothed with majesty; YHWH is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: THE WORLD [TEBEL; GLOBE] also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. 

Psalm 96:10 Say among the heathen that YHWH reigns: THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously. 

Psalm 96:13 Before YHWH: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] with righteousness, and the people with his truth. 

Psalm 97:4 His lightnings enlightened THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] the earth saw, and trembled. 

Psalm 98:7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] and they that dwell therein. 

Psalm 98:9 Before YHWH; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] and the people with equity. 

Proverbs 8:26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE].

Proverbs 8:31 Rejoicing in the habitable part [TEBEL, GLOBE] of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men. 

Isaiah 13:11 And I will punish THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. 

Isaiah 14:17 That made THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? 

Isaiah 14:21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] with cities. 

Isaiah 18:3 All ye inhabitants of THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye. 

Isaiah 24:4 The earth mourns and fades away, THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] languishes and fades away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. 

Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] will learn righteousness. 

Isaiah 26:18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] fallen. 

Isaiah 27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] with fruit. 

Isaiah 34:1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] and all things that come forth of it. 

Jeremiah 10:12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. 

Jeremiah 51:15 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding. 

Lamentations 4:12 The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem. 

Nahum 1:5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, THE WORLD [TEBEL, GLOBE] and all that dwell therein.   

Monday, January 10, 2022

The Lying Pen of the Scribes

By Maria Merola 
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance August 2013

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 8:8 How do you say, We are wise, and the Towrah (law) of YHWH is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain. 

Beloved, it is not a light thing with YaHuWaH that there are scribes who tell lies through the written word (the pen). Jeremiah prophesied that those who write lies will suffer the following judgments: 

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 8:

9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of YHWH; and what wisdom is in them? 

10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for everyone from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one deals falsely. 

11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. 

12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, says YHWH. 

13 I will surely consume them, says YHWH: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them. 

Lying Prophets 

Not much has changed today from the days when the prophet Jeremiah warned the religious leaders of the House of Yahuwdah (Judah). They were leading the sheep in a false way by causing them to forget the true name of YaHuWaH in exchange for a generic title such as “Lord, Adonai, Baal, God, etc.” 

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 23:26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart.

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 23:27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal

After the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) came out of Babylonian Captivity, they enforced a “ban” on the Heavenly Father’s name. The Jewish Talmud literally states that it is punishable by death for any gentile to speak the sacred name of YaHuWaH:

“Gentiles May Not Be Taught the Torah. Inasmuch as the Jews had their own distinct jurisdiction, it would have been unwise to reveal their laws to the Gentiles, for such knowledge might have operated against the Jews in their opponents’ courts. Hence, the Talmud prohibited the teaching to a Gentile of the Torah, the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob (Deuteronomy 33:4).” 

R. Johanan says of one such teaching: 

“Such a person deserves death” (an idiom used to express indignation). “It is like placing an obstacle before the blind” (Sanhedrin. 59a; ‘ag. 13a). “A Gentile observing the Sabbath deserves death” (Sanhedrin 58b)...….All Gentiles found keeping the 7th day Sabbath shall be found guilty of breaking the Noahide Law and must be punished to the fullest… Decapitation….No gentile shall be permitted to speak (Ha’shem) the name of YHWH, all who have blasphemy and are found guilty of breaking the Noahide Law and shall be punished to the fullest... Decapitation.” 

However, these Talmudic restrictions on calling upon the name, is a clear violation of the Scriptures. In Joel 2:32, we are commanded to “Call upon the name of YaHuWaH” for salvation. This commandment is also repeated in Romans 10:13.These Talmudic Laws are not actually from the prophet Noah in the Bible. This is purely a man-made tradition, meant to keep the people suppressed from the truth. Noah never spoke such laws in the Scriptures. 

These same religious hypocrites were rebuked sharply by our Messiah, because they shut up heaven against men (by hiding the name of salvation), and replacing it with generic and vain, empty titles. And today, there are a quite a few of these religious zealots who make fun of the way that I and other “Sacred Namers” pronounce and spell our Creators name. 

They also falsely accuse me of making up my own Hebrew words, and vocabulary. Pictured below is an ancient Hebrew & Semitic Alphabet chart which shows how the Abriyth (Hebrew) Language and Alphabet has changed over the years. 

There is a rhyme and a reason to the way that I spell words and names in the Bible. I always look up the original word in the Hebrew Manuscript of the TaNaKh (first), and I match each Hebrew Letter to a corresponding English Letter. 


Aleph = A
Beyt = B
Quph = Q
Kaph = K
Waw (Vav) = W 

Here is an example: 

Some people spell Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) with a letter “k,” but I spell it as Ruwach ha’Qodesh, simply because the Hebrew word “qodesh” is spelled with a “quph” and not with a “kaph.” 

Now, if the word is spelled with a “kaph” then I use the letter “k.” I also use the “w” to correspond to the Hebrew Letter “waw” (vav in Modern Hebrew). The letter “waw” is also the 6th letter of the Arabic & Aramaic Alphabet, as well as all Semitic languages. So if you think I am weird for spelling the word “Torah” as “Towrah” there is a reason why. 

It is because ToWRaH is spelled with 4 Hebrew Letters: Taw, Waw, Resh, Hey. תּוֹרָה Here is how the Hebrew Concordance & Lexicon spells it: 

#H8451. towrah to-raw’ or torah {to-raw’}; from 3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch:--law. 

This article is about one particular accuser and scoffer by the name of Derek Leman. 

On September 4th 2013, I was one of the privileged ones to make it to #6 on Derek Leman’s “Messianic Wall of Weird.” Here is the link to read some of the lies and slander that he wrote about me:

This is a response to Derek Leman, a man who loves to commit “LaShon Hara” (the evil tongue) against other followers of Messiah. He wrote a blog about me on his “Messianic Wall of Weird,” and I get to be #6 on his list. The first thing that I noticed (as I began reading what he wrote about me), is that he loves to tell lies, and bears false witness against his neighbor. 

This, of course is a violation of the 9th Commandment: 

Shemoth (Exodus) 20:16 “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” 

I am going to begin by dismantling all these lies that Derek Leman has written about me, and let’s just hope and pray that he repents. 

Derek Leman’s Lie #1: You can start moon-watching to be “righter” than us Jewish people about the calendar and the holidays! 

Maria’s answer: How can one be “righter” (there is no such word), than the Jewish people if the idea of sighting the new moon was first practiced by the Jewish people in the first place? It is a well-known historic fact that the Yahuwdiym (Jewish) people at one time observed the first sliver or crescent of the new moon each month at Rosh Chodesh. 

Below is a brief explanation: 

What Constitutes a New Moon? In ancient Yisra’el, before the Roman Siege in 70 A.D., the new month was determined by “new moon watchers” who stood on the walls of Jerusalem and they waited for the first crescent moon to appear in the sky. 

When they spotted the new moon, every 29-30 days, they would report their findings to the Jewish Sanhedrin and then the Sanhedrin would send out couriers to notify the surrounding tribes of Yisra’el that the new month had arrived called “Rosh Chodesh” or “head of the month.” 

But in the 4th Century however, under the Jewish Council called “Hillel II” the Sanhedrin determined that it was too difficult to keep the times and the seasons according to the “sighted moon” in Yisra’el. Therefore, they began using an alternate method of determining a new month. based on a Greek Mathematician’s calculations. 

Because, they were in diaspora (and they could not site the moon from Jerusalem), a man-made calculation was used to determine the months in the year. Hence, the calendar used in Judaism is based on the “conjunction moon” (the dark moon), rather than the “sighted moon” which our Creator commands us to keep. 

In Deuteronomy 16:1, the command he gave is to “Observe the month Abib.” The Hebrew word for observe is shamar, which means “to watch narrowly for, to be a watchman.” The Hebrew word for month is chodesh, which literally means new moon. In other words, we are commanded to watch for the new moon. See my other blog: What Constitutes a Biblical New Moon?

Since 1948, when Yisra’el became a State, there has been no excuse to continue using a pre-fixed calendar, yet the Jewish Sanhedrin has not made a ruling on this matter. Consequently, the rest of the known Jewish world goes along with this calendar. 

Derek Leman’s Lie #2: 

You can enjoy new spelling rules for all the names of people in the Hebrew Bible (cause the Jewish people have been [allegedly] misinformed about Hebrew all this time). Wait, haven’t we been the only ones passing down the language of Hebrew for two thousand five hundred years? Where could MariYah be getting this information? 

Maria’s answer: to begin with, these are not “new spellings” of names of people in the Bible what-so-ever. I have not invented any “new spellings.” The way that I spell names of people in the Bible can be absolutely substantiated by the Bible itself! 

So to answer your question “Where could Maria be getting this information?” 

The answer is: The Tanakh! 

Let me first begin by giving you a brief history lesson, so that you can understand why the name of YHWH (The Tetragrammaton) has been removed from the names of people in the Bible. The Mishnah Berurah explains: 

It is forbidden to read the glorious and terrible name as it is written, as the sages said “He that pronounces the name as it is written has no portion in the world to come.” 

Therefore it must be read as if it were written Adonai (Mishnah Berurah 5:2). This is hardly a modern innovation. It appears already in the early 3rd century CE in the Mishnah tractate of Sanhedrin:

“The following have no portion in the world to come: Abba Saul says: one who pronounces the divine name as it is written” (Mishnah Sanhedrin 10:1).”   

Anyone who knows the Scriptures, can see that these Talmudic Laws are diametrically opposed to the commandments of our Creator: 

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of YHWH [the Lord] shall be saved. 

YahuwEL (Joel) 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of YHWH [the Lord] shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as YHWH [the Lord] hath said, and in the remnant whom YHWH [the Lord] shall call. 

*Note: in the Aramaic Peshitta, and also in the Hellenic P46 Manuscript, it is obvious that the word “Lord” was not in the New Testament originally. The Aramaic Peshitta, uses the term “Mar Yah” which means “Master Yah.” In the Hellenic P46 Manuscript, it uses “Kappa Sigma” (KC) to indicate to the reader, that they must go to a Jewish Synagogue to learn how to pronounce the four letters to the divine name of YaHuWaH. 

Later-on, in the 1500’s (Erasmus, a Catholic Latin Scribe) placed the Greek word “kurios” into all the New Testament references for “KC.” This is how we know that the Briyth Chadashah (New Testament) originally had the Tetragrammaton (YHWH) in it rather than the empty title of “Lord!” 

To go along with this Talmudic Ban on the divine name, a new grammatical rule was created around the 9th Century in order to “hide” the name of YaHuWaH from the Gentiles. This grammatical rule is called “The Pretonal Shortening Rule” in which it states that whenever the first three letters to the Father’s name (the Trigrammaton) are seen on the end of people’s names, it shall remain as “YaHuW.” 

But whenever the Trigrammaton (YHW) is seen at the beginning of names, then the vowel points shall change to make the name sound like “YeHoW.” 

Here are some examples of names with the “YaHuW” on the end of names: 

EliYaHuW = Elijah 
YirmeYaHuW = Jeremiah 
YeshaYaHuW = Isaiah 

Now here are some names that have had the “YaHuW” changed to “YeHoW” at the front of names due to the invention of the Pre-Tonal Shortening Rule: 

YaHuWnathan = Jonathan changed to YeHoWnathan, shortened to Yonathan. 

YaHuWceph = Joseph changed to YeHoWceph, shortened to Yoseph/Yosef. 

If you think I am weird because I spell the name “Joseph” as “YaHuWceph” (which includes our Father’s name in it) rather than the traditional way of “Yosef” it is because the name of Yahuwceph (Joseph) has been deliberately truncated by the “lying pen of the scribes” (Jeremiah 8:8) as they removed our Heavenly Father’s name from not only his name but many others. 

There are actually two different spellings for “Joseph” in the Hebrew Lexicon & Concordance: 

#H3084. Yhowceph yeh-ho-safe’ a fuller form of 3130; Jehoseph (i.e. Joseph), a son of Jacob:--Joseph; Jehovah will add (YaHuWaH will add or increase) 

#H3130. Yowceph yo-safe’ future of 3254; let him add (or perhaps simply active participle adding); Joseph, the name of seven Israelites:--Joseph. Compare 3084. 

As you can see, the name Yahuwceph (#3084) has 5 Hebrew Letters:

יְהוֹסֵף Yod, Hey, Waw, Sin, Pey = YaHuWceph (Father’s name included) and it is seen this way in Psalm 81:5. 

There are two different spellings in the Tanakh for the name “Joseph” and one of them has been shortened (removing the Father’s name). The shortened version is “Yowceph” which means “let him add.” 

But the fuller form of his name is “Yehowceph” but before the Pretonal Shortening Rule was invented, it would have been “Yahuwceph” which means “YaHuWaH has added.” 

In Psalm 81:5, this fuller form of Joseph is used with the added letter “Hey” (the breath or the spirit) added to his name! 

Why was the breath or spirit removed from Joseph’s name in other places? It was the “lying pen of the scribes” who wanted to deliberately ban the Heavenly Father’s name, to go along with the Talmud, so they removed our Father’s name from Joseph’s name shortening it to Yoseph/Yosef rather than Yahuwceph! 

The name of “Joshua” was originally pronounced as “YaHuWshuwa” but it became “YeHoWshuwa” (Yehoshua) after the invention of the Pretonal Shortening Rule. And then it was truncated to “Yeshua” by the scribes after the Babylonian Captivity. 

The name “Joshua” as seen in Zechariah 6:11 was originally spelled with 6 Hebrew Letters: Yod, Hey, Waw (Vav), Shin, Waw (Vav), Ayin (YHWSWA). 

*Note: We know for certain that the Romans invented the letter “V” and the Germanic influence on the Hebrew Language caused the Semetic letter “Waw” to become the “Vav.” 

This can easily be seen by looking at the 6th Arabic letter to this day which is “Waw.” There are 219 times in the Tanakh where the name of Joshua is spelled with all 6 letters as YaHuWShuWA and then after the Babylonian Captivity, the “lying pen of the scribes” (Jeremiah 8:8) removed the Father’s name from the name “Joshua” and they shortened it to only 4 letters: Yod, Shin, Waw (Vav), Ayin (YSWA). 

Hence, there are 29 times where the name of Joshua is spelled as “Jeshua” and that is where it has only 4 Hebrew letters rather than the original 6 letters. If you don’t believe me, just look up the name of Joshua in the Hebrew Strong’s Concordance:

#H3091. Yhowshuwa` yeh-ho-shoo’-ah or Yhowshua {yeh-ho-shoo'-ah}; from 3068 and 3467; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua), the Jewish leader:--Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare 1954, 3442. As you can see, this is the original name of “Joshua” and then it was purposely shortened to the following word in the Hebrew Concordance: 

#3442. Yeshuwa` yay-shoo’-ah for 3091; he will save; Jeshua, the name of ten Israelites, also of a place in Palestine:--Jeshua. 

#3443. Yeshuwa` yay-shoo’-ah (Aramaic) corresponding to 3442:--Jeshua. Even Rabbi Kaduri, an Orthodox Rabbi from Yisra’el was shown the full Modern Hebrew form of the name of the Messiah as “Yehowshuwa.” 

See the video below: 

Now, you may be asking “What is so bad about the fact that two letters were removed from the name of Joshua?” 

The Hebrew Letter Hey Pictured to the left is the Paleo Pictograph of the Hebrew letter “Hey” which means the Breath or the Spirit of YHWH. But did you know that our Heavenly Father added this one extra letter to Abram’s name and to Sarai’s name in Genesis 17:5-15? 

Do you have any idea why? 

Well, you see, when Abram & Sarai were not fully trusting in YaHuWaH for the promised son, they acted in haste and allowed Yishma’el to be born. But when they had finally reached a place of learning to rest in YaHuWaH’s promises, he gave them the added letter “Hey” in their name which is equivalent to the English letter “H.” 

What does the Hebrew letter “Hey” mean? The Hebrew Letter “Hey” in pictograph Hebrew is a picture of a man praising Yah! 

This letter means “the breath or the spirit” of YaHuWaH! 

This means that Abraham & Sarah received the “breath or the spirit” when they began to truly walk by faith! 

Similarly, the name of our Messiah (Joshua) is spelled with 6 Hebrew Letters: 

Yod, Hey, Waw, Shin, Waw, Ayin = YaHuWShuWA (Yahuwshuwa). 

What do these letters mean? 

Yod = arm or hand.
Hey = breath or spirit.
Waw (Vav) = nail or tent peg. 
Shin = tooth.
Waw (Vav) = nail or tent peg.
Ayin = eye.

What story do these letters paint a picture of? 

The “Yod” means that our Messiah is the “arm” of YaHuWaH (Isaiah 53:1, John 12:38). 

The “Hey” means that he has the “breath or spirit” of YaHuWaH which he poured out upon his followers on the Day of Shabuoth (Pentecost). 

The “Waw” (Vav) means that he was “nailed” for Both Houses of Yisra’el (Isaiah 8:14) which is why there are two nails in his name. 

The “Shin” means that he has the “tooth” of a lion who will come to devour the adversaries of his sheep.

The “Ayin” means that he is guiding his sheep with his watchful “eye” (Psalm 32:8). 

But after the Babylonian Captivity, the “lying pen” of the scribes (Jeremiah 8:8) removed our Heavenly Father’s name from the name “Joshua” and shortened it to only four letters making it spelled as Y’shua:

Yod = arm or hand.
Shin = tooth.
Waw (Vav) = nail or tent peg.
Ayin = eye.

Did you notice what is missing? One of the “nails” is missing for one of the Houses of Yisra’el and the “breath” or the spirit is missing from his name! 

Beloved, there is no condemnation here at all, because YaHuWaH is patient and merciful when we do things out of ignorance. But I want to remind you, that if you are still spelling our Messiah’s name as “Y’shua” or “Yeshua,” you are going along with the “lying pen of the scribes” and you are removing from his name the very “breath or spirit” of YaHuWaH! 

If you want to learn more about the name of the Heavenly Father and the Messiah’s name, see these two blogs below: 

“The Covenant Name of Salvation Revealed.” 

“The Hidden Character of ha’Shem.” 

What are the Noahide Laws? 

Now I want to illustrate why the Anti-Messiah (Antichrist) will decapitate those who call upon the true name of our Creator: 

Chazown (Revelation) 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Yahuwshuwa, and for the word of Elohiym, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Mashiyach (Messiah) a thousand years. The Noahide Laws are based purely upon man-made traditions of Judaism and not upon scripture. Scripture is clear that the Towrah (Mosaic Law) is to be obeyed by both the “stranger” and the Yisraelite who is “natural-born:” 

Shemoth (Exodus) 12:49 One Towrah (law) shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the stranger that sojourns among you. 

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 24:22 You shall have one manner of Towrah (law), as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am YHWH Elohiym. 

Bemidbar (Numbers) 15:16 One Towrah (law) and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourns with you. The Noahide Laws are growing in popularity. 

They have even reached the U. S. Congress:

“The U.S. Congress officially recognized the Noahide Laws in legislation that was passed by both houses. Congress and the President of the U. S., George Bush, indicated in Public Law 102-14, 102nd Congress, that the United States of America was founded upon the Seven Universal Laws of Noah, and that these Laws have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization. They also acknowledged that the Seven Laws of Noah are the foundation upon which civilization stands and that recent weakening of these principles threaten the fabric of civilized society, and that justified preoccupation in educating the Citizens of the U.S. of America and future generations is needed. For this purpose, this Public Law designated March 26, 1991 as Education Day.” 

Sadly, this is not just for the state of Yisra’el (Israel) or even the United States, but for the whole world: “This obligation, to teach all the peoples of the earth about the Laws of Noah, is incumbent upon every individual in every era” -- (Mishnah Torah, Law of Kings 8:10). 

“Gentiles May Not Be Taught the Torah. Inasmuch as the Jews had their own distinct jurisdiction, it would have been unwise to reveal their laws to the Gentiles, for such knowledge might have operated against the Jews in their opponents’ courts. Hence, the Talmud prohibited the teaching to a Gentile of the Torah, the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob (Deuteronomy 33:4).” 

R. Johanan says of one such teaching: 

“Such a person deserves death” (an idiom used to express indignation). “It is like placing an obstacle before the blind” (Sanhedrin. 59a; ‘ag. 13a). 

“A Gentile observing the Sabbath deserves death” (Sanhedrin 58b)...….

All Gentiles found keeping the 7th day Sabbath shall be found guilty of breaking the Noahide Law and must be punished to the fullest… Decapitation….

No gentile shall be permitted to speak (Ha’shem) the name of YHWH, all who have blasphemy and are found guilty of breaking the Noahide Law and shall be punished to the fullest... Decapitation.” According to Judaism, if a person believes in Messiah Yahuwshuwa, they are considered a Gentile and not recognized as a Yahuwdiy (Jew) as taught by the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) in Romans 2:26-29. 

Therefore, to believe in the Messiah and to call upon the Heavenly Father’s name buys you a ticket to the guillotine! 

Derek Leman’s Lie #3: 

Maria and her followers and people who share her kind of thinking are really just making their own Judaism, with their own man-made traditions and practices. What they are really doing is making up a new Judaism and claiming theirs is better than the existing one. 

Maria Merola’s answer: What Derek Leman is saying here is utterly false. 

Those of us who follow the entire counsel of scripture and are walking by the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) are getting back to the original “Judaism” as practiced in the days of King David before the big split after his son Solomon died. King Solomon had 1,000 wives and many of them worshiped false deities and they influenced Solomon to build heathen temples for them. As a result, the people of the Kingdom of Yisra’el where heavily taxed and this is what ultimately caused the kingdom to be divided into two houses. 

Those of us who follow the entire counsel of scripture and are walking by the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) are interpreting the Towrah and the original “Judaism” in the same way that King David did. In the days of King David, both Houses of Yisra’el were unified under his reign. 

But today, we are not united, and the Ten Northern Tribes of Ephrayim remain in exile in the nations and they are not allowed to live in the Modern State of Israel, because the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) will not allow them to come back. In order to live in the land, one must do a DNA test to prove that you are Jewish and one must follow the false doctrines of the Noahide Laws that I already showed from above! 

Judaism today continues to treat born-again Gentiles as “strangers” when scripture makes it plain that when a stranger “sojourns” with any of the Twelve Tribes of Yisra’el, they shall be as “one born into the tribe” (Ezekiel 47:22-23; Exodus 12:48-49). 

Hence, those who are “sojourning with” (walking with) the Lion of the Tribe of Yahuwdah (Judah) are grafted into the Tribe of Judah! 

This means that all born-again believers in Messiah are Yahuwdiy (Jews)! 

The Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) even explained this very well: 

Romans 2:26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the Towrah (law), shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? 

Romans 2:27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the Towrah (law), judge you, who by the letter and circumcision does transgress the Towrah (law)? 

Romans 2:28 For he is not a Yahuwdiy (Jew), which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 

Romans 2:29 But he is a Yahuwdiy (Jew), which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of Elohiym. 

Do you see, beloved?

We don’t have to join Modern-Day Judaism in order to be called a Yahuwdiy (Jew) by our Heavenly Father! 

Our Messiah already told us that there would be many who “say that they are Jews” yet if their hearts are uncircumcised and they do not obey Towrah, they are not “Jews” in his eyes! 



Everyone who follows the Messiah of Yisra’el and who obeys his Towrah has joined his tribe, the Tribe of Yahuwdah (Judah)! 

Derek Leman’s Lie #4: 

Now the kind of Torah observance Maria and people like her advocate is non-Jewish. She does say that God is still working with the Yahudiym (Jews) but that “Rabbinic Judaism” along with “Christianity” are part of the religion of the Anti-Messiah. 

Maria Merola’s answer: 

This is a blatant lie! I have never once stated in any of my writings that Rabbinic Judaism & Christianity are “across the board” part of the religion of the Anti-Messiah! 

I do point out the lies that are within both camps and I do believe that there are “aspects” of Anti-Messiah doctrines in both camps. Derek Leman is committing “LaShon Hara” (slander) and bearing false witness against me by making a “blanket statement” as if to give the reader the impression that I believe all Jews and Christians are following the Anti-Messiah and that is utterly false! 

I do believe that there is a remnant of the “Elect” within both Judaism & Christianity! 

However, I will continue to point out the heresies that exist within both camps. Back in 1997, the Heavenly Father would speak to my heart when I was in prayer, and he would often tell me to read Ezekiel 19. I would read it over and over again but I did not understand what he was trying to show me until ten years later in 2007 during a 40-day fast. 

During this time, I had a dream wherein Yahuwshuwa himself told me that the “Mother Lioness” in Ezekiel 19 is Jerusalem because in Galatians 4:26, Paul said that “Jerusalem is the mother of us all.” He also revealed to me that these “two lion’s whelps” that she raised up are “The Ten Northern Tribes of the House of Ephrayim” and also the “Two Southern Tribes of the House of Judah.” Both of these “lion’s whelps” have been “taken captive” in chains into Egypt (a type of the world) and Babylon (religious pagan mixture). 

And they are both to this day “in bondage” to man-made religious traditions. When I asked our Messiah who these two lion’s whelps are today, he replied “Christianity & Judaism.” And he said to me “Maria I have called you to be like that mother lioness who nourishes both of these lion’s whelps” and this is why he gave me the new name “Ariel” which means “Lion of EL” as it is another name for Jerusalem (Isaiah 29). 

See my other article detailing these dreams entitled “The Little Mermaid Dream.” 

There are many names that should have our Heavenly Father’s name in them in the Hebrew Tanakh, but they were removed by the LYING PEN OF THE SCRIBES after the Babylonian Captivity. They created a “ban” on our Heavenly Father’s name! 

And this is why our Messiah had this rebuke for them: 

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you neither go in yourselves, neither suffer you them that are entering to go in. 

If our Heavenly Father’s name is the name that we are commanded to call upon for salvation (Romans 10:13, Joel 2:32) then it stands to reason that by removing the “name of salvation” from our Messiah’s name and many other names in the Bible, these scribes are also removing the road to salvation to prevent people from entering in! 

Also see the blog where I show 100 different names of Yisraelites in the Tanakh (OT) that have our Heavenly Father’s name in them but they were either removed or disguised by having the vowels changed: 

The Name “YaHuWaH” Seen in 100 Sheep in the Ancient Hebrew Scriptures! 

Something to Think About There are those who would say after reading this article, “what difference does it make how we spell words or names?” You may even rationalize that the only thing that matters is what is in your heart. 

However, beloved, while it is true that YaHuWaH is looking at our hearts, he also knows the hearts of those who want to speak “right words” that are divinely inspired by him: 

Ibriym (Hebrews) 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of Elohiym, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. 

Did you see this beloved? YaHuWaH created the entire universe out of words! 

And where do you think he got these words from? He created the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet at the creation, and then, with those letters, he created the entire world and all things in them! 

Each of these letters carries a different “frequency” and this is why King David wrote a song in Psalm 119 about all 22 of these letters! 

Each of these letters has a musical tone and they change the atmosphere when we speak these words. This is why words and letters do matter! 

If words and spellings do not matter, then consider these passages: 

Yowb (Job) 6:25 How forcible are right words! But what does your arguing reprove? 

Mishley (Proverbs) 8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.