Saturday, February 26, 2022

A Brief Summary of the War with Russia & Ukraine

By Maria Merola

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, February 20th 2022
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This week, the news media was abuzz about the comments that Trump made this week about Vladimir Putin, calling him a genius and even suggesting that Putins strategy could be useful at our Southern Border. Pictured here is a photo of Trump & Putin doing a Freemason handshake called “The Boaz.” 

While Liberal Democrats are going crazy over Trumps comments, Conservatives and Republicans are defending Trump, because they are so blinded by his charisma, they cannot see the agenda that is building up in these last days, leading up to the second coming of Messiah. 

Here is a statement that Trump made to the News media on 02/22/2022:

I said ‘This is genius, Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine. Putin declares it as independent.’ I said How smart is that?’ And hes going to go in and be a peacekeeper. Thats the strongest peace force, we could use that on our Southern Border. Thats the strongest peace force Ive ever seen. There were more army tanks than Ive ever seen. Theyre gonna keep peace, alright.

Most Conservatives listening to this, excuse him, just as they did when he implemented “Operation Warp Speed,” and rolled out the deadly jabs on the Winter Solstice, December 21st 2020, calling it “A Great Christmas Miracle!” Most Conservatives are under his Qabalah Magick witchcraft spell, and they cannot discern the mind control programming they are under. Because Trump made this statement, everything else he stated about Putin being a genius goes out the window: “If I had been President, none of this would have happened.” 

This statement is key! The seed has been planted! Unless people recognize that this is another Psychological Operation, meant to make people worship Trump when he returns in 2024, they will not see the hypnotic daze they are in. This statement made by Trump, is meant to move us towards the building of Solomons Temple in Jerusalem, so that all the nations of the earth can meet there for the final showdown called “Armageddon!” 

Chazown (Revelation) 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

Although Daniel 9:26 is describing the Roman Siege in 70 A.D., it is also describing a repeating pattern that will unfold again in the end of days:

Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

Although there are some who think there will not be a Temple in Jerusalem (before Messiah returns), there is clear proof, of the chronology of events leading up to the Battle at Armageddon. 

First, the malak (angel) measures the Temple in Jerusalem, and is instructed not to measure the outer court, for the Gentiles are allowed to tread it underfoot. In other words, they defile  the Temple with an abominable image to the beast (Revelation 13:15), and they cause the entire world to worship this image, under penalty of death:

Chazown (Revelation) 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the malak (angel) stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of Elohiym, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 

Chazown (Revelation) 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

During the ministry of the Two Witnesses, (1,260 days), the Beast will speak blasphemies for forty two months (Revelation 13:5). It is during these forty two months that the heathen nations defile, and desecrate the Temple of Elohiym:

2nd Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 

2nd Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called Elohiym, or that is worshipped; so that he as Elohiym sits in the temple of Elohiym, showing himself that he is Elohiym. 

Daniel 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of the sanctuary was cast down

Daniel 11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that makes desolate

Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

*Note: the extra 30 days in Daniel 12:11 tells us that during the ministry of the Two Witnesses, there will be a leap year, which will add an additional 13th month of Adar.

What most Trump supporters fail to understand, is that this war with Russia & the Ukraine is part of the Scottish Rite Freemasonic Plan to make Trump look good compared to Biden, so that people will worship Trump when he returns in 2024. 

This war is being spearheaded by the Freemasonic Zionists, to build the Temple in Jerusalem. Pictured here, is Putin and President Bush wearing the same Freemasonic Robes, as they both part of the end-time beast power. This photo was taken on November 19, 2006 at the Apec Summit.



Ask yourself, “Why did Israel ask Putin & Trump to Build the 3rd Temple in Jerusalem in 2016?”  An article dated November 10th 2016, has a headline that reads the following words:


You may be asking yourself, Why was this headline announced in 2016, and yet, there was not another word mentioned about it since then?

As someone that has been researching the strategies of the Zionists/Jesuits/Scottish Rite Freemasons since 1981, I have learned that one of their strategies is to tell the public years in advance what they are planning to do. Subsequently, they distract us with other false flag events and Psychological Operations, meant to make us forget what they initially told us. It’s very much like hypnosis. The seed is planted into the mind, but then, soon forgotten. After weakening the consciousness of the public with fear, and loss of human rights, they resurrect their game plan at a later time. However, by the time they resurrect the plan, the public has become so beaten down with fear and anxiety, they have lost their will to fight back.

It has been a well-established fact that the Zionists want to rebuild Solomon’s Temple so they can seat their False Messiah there. At this website, you will learn that President Trump has been groomed since before he was born to step into this end-time role that the Scottish Rite Freemasons have had for him:


Also see my other blogs:



Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey: 

In 1893, an American lawyer named Ingersoll Lockwood wrote Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey. It tells the story of a wealthy young man, (Baron Trump), who is bored with his life of luxury and sets off on an adventure. 

Though written nearly 130 years ago, it reads as if it was written for today’s Trump family..... In Lockwood’s story, Baron Trump is a young aristocrat....... Then a friend of his father’s gives him a 15th century manuscript penned by a man named Don. The manuscript details a mystic “World within a World” near the center of the Earth, and the only way to reach it is through a portal in Russia. 

Baron Trump then sets off from Castle Trump in Germany, for Russia with his trusted dog, Bulger, and finds the portal with the help of the Russian people. This is an excerpt from the Book entitled “Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey,” page 213: 

“It was about the middle of February when I set out from Castle Trump, and I journeyed night and day in order to reach Petersburg by the first of March, for I knew that the government trains would leave that city for the White Sea during the first week of that month.”

If you are thinking that this is somehow, just sheer coincidence, I would ask you to listen to other sound bites of Trump praising Vladimir Putin, and Putin praising Trump at these YouTube Videos:

From 2015-2016:






Its obvious by the way these two carry on about one another, that it is meant to make Conservative Christians in America, (and around the world), warm up to the idea of America becoming friendly with Communism. If this sounds far-fetched to you, listen to what 33rd Degree Freemason, Albert Pike wrote at the turn of the 20th Century: 

“The Third World War must be fomented between the Christians, and the Islamic World. The War must be conducted in such a way, that Islam and Christianity will mutually destroy each other, leaving Political Zionists in control.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

What is the Law of Niddah?

Maria Merola אריאל 
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, October 22, 2009 

Often times I encounter people who are looking for loopholes to not obey the Mosaic Law (Towrah). These very same people think that have found their “legal loophole” when they try to divert the attention away from the obvious commandments in scripture to a vague misunderstanding about the laws surrounding a woman’s uncleanness (menstrual cycle). 

These very same people, (in their attempt to debunk the validity of the Towrah for the New Covenant believer) are constantly trying to bring up literal interpretations of scripture in order to somehow “prove” that nobody is able to obey the instructions of our Heavenly Father. 

They assume that he placed all those laws in the Towrah (the five books of Moses) as some kind of “test” to show us that none of us can obey it. The goal of these people is to get us to see that the Towrah is too difficult for anybody to keep, and therefore we should throw out the entire first five books of the Bible and simply relegate the entire thing to “antiquity.” 

To those who would try and suggest that men are not allowed to even “touch” a woman by giving her a hug, or holding her hand during her menstrual cycle, let’s see what the Towrah actually says: 

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 15:19 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever touches her shall be unclean until the evening. 

Now, what we are about to learn from the above verse, is that the phrase “whoever touches her” in the Hebrew translation is implying that anyone who actually touches the blood or touches her in a sexual way, shall be unclean until evening. This commandment is not prohibiting anyone from touching her in the literal sense. If this were the case, she could not change her baby’s diapers while on her menstrual period. 

She could not breast-feed her baby, nor iron her husband’s clothes. She could not cook food, wash dishes etc. Basically, she would have to sit in a box for a week and do absolutely nothing for seven days! This would be the equivalent to what they call “solitary confinement” within the prison system. 

Why would YaHuWaH, our Creator create a woman in this way, only to punish her for seven days out of every month? Why would he require that she not be allowed to come near anyone or touch anyone? This makes no sense at all, unless we study these verses out in context. Stay with me on this, and it will all begin to make more sense. 

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 15:21 And whosoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening. 

In the above verses, the word for “touch” does not mean that a woman cannot receive a hug or a kiss when she is on her menstrual cycle. 

It means that she may not be “touched” in a sexual way, or have sexual intercourse with her husband during those seven days of her uncleanness. It also means that one may not touch the blood itself if it has spilled onto the bed or the surface where she sat. But how can we be sure of this? Well, let us take a look at the Hebrew word here for “touch.” 

#5060 naga` naw-gah’ a primitive root; properly, to touch, i.e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemism, to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.):–beat, (be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch. 

You will notice from the definition of this word for “touch,” that this is an ambiguous word, and it has multiple meanings. One of the definitions says “near plague,” thus, it is implying that one is not supposed to touch the plague itself, or the blood. It does not mean that we cannot touch the woman. 

You will also notice that this word is “a euphemism” for “to lie with a woman.” How does the dictionary define a “euphemism?” It means the following: the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh or blunt; the expression so substituted: “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.” 

An inoffensive phrase substituted for one considered offensive or hurtful, especially one concerned with religion, sex, death or excreta. Examples of euphemisms are “sleep with” for “have sexual intercourse with.” 

Other examples are: “departed” instead of “dead” or “relieve oneself” instead of “urinate.” 

Thus it is the same with the “laws of uncleanness” (niddah). The prohibition for “touching” the woman during her menstrual cycle is being used as a euphemism which means not to have sexual intercourse with her or actually touch the blood itself. What does this word “niddah” mean? 

Strong’s #H5079niddah נִדָּה Impurity, filthiness, menstruous, set apart; impurity; of ceremonial impurity; of menstruation; impure thing; of idolatry, immorality. 

This word for “uncleanness” is used in Ezekiel 36:17 referring to the uncleanness of the House of Yisra’el: 

Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 36: 

16 Moreover the word of YHWH came unto me, saying, 

17 Son of man, when the house of Yisra’el dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their way was before me as the uncleanness [tumah] of a removed woman [niddah]. 

18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it: 

19 And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them. 

In Ezekiel 36:17, the word “niddah” is specifically used to describe the woman who is removed from her husband during her days of uncleanness. The word “uncleanness” in the verse 17 is the Hebrew word “tumah” literally means “ritually impure.” 

It comes from another Hebrew word “tame,” which means the same thing. This simply means that she is prohibited from participating in Temple activity during this time. This is why during the time when the Temple was functioning in Jerusalem, there was the outer court for the women. 

Ezekiel 36:17 describes a “removed woman,” [niddah], but this simply means that she does not have sexual intercourse with him during those days. It does not mean that she stops breast-feeding her babies, or that she stops folding laundry. It does not mean that she stops cooking, or that she is forbidden from kissing her husband as he leaves for work in the morning. 

How many people are rich enough to own two houses so that the woman may go and live in a quarantined space for seven days out of each month? Do you see how ridiculous this sounds? 

The Hebrew word used for “unclean” in Leviticus 15 for the woman’s menstrual cycle is the following word: 

Strong’s #H2930 tame’ טָמֵא To be unclean, become unclean, become impure; to be or become unclean sexually, religiously, ceremonially, to defile oneself, be defiled; sexually, by idolatry, ceremonially, to be regarded as unclean, to defile sexually, religiously, ceremonially, to pronounce unclean, declare unclean (ceremonially). 

Let’s take a look at another scripture that uses this word for “touch” in the same context: 

Mishley (Proverbs) 6:29 So he that goes in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever touches [naga] her shall not be innocent. 

Once again, this Hebrew word for “touch” is referring to sexual intercourse. This is not a prohibition against accidentally bumping into a woman in a grocery store! 

The Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) uses the word “touch” in the same way here in his letter to the Corinthians. 

1st Qorintiym (Corinthians) 7: 

1 Now concerning the things whereof you wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 

2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 

Given the context of what Sha’uwl (Paul) is addressing in 1st Corinthians 7, we know that he is not talking about a father giving his teenage daughter a hug. He is talking about “touching” a woman in a sexual way or having intercourse before marriage. Hence, when a woman is on her menstrual cycle, she is able to hug her husband and children, but her husband may not have intercourse with her during this time. 

Furthermore, you will notice that if her husband did accidentally “touch” her during her uncleanness (meaning that he touched the blood), he would be considered “unclean” ceremonially for Temple service. This means that he could not come before YaHuWaH in prayer as he had touched “death.” This is because human life is sacred to YaHuWaH. 

Touching the blood from a woman’s egg that has not been fertilized is death to a potential child that could have been born. This is how serious Yah is about life and producing children. 

In Genesis 1:27-28, the moment that he created mankind in his image, he commanded us to “Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it.” 

Therefore, YaHuWaH cannot have death in his presence, as he is the author of life. If a man accidentally “touches” his wife in a sexual way during her menstrual cycle, he has to wait seven days before he can approach YaHuWaH in prayer in the Temple. 

It is not a sin punishable unto death. There is a clear distinction between “touching” the surface whereupon the woman during her menstrual cycle has sat, versus touching the blood itself. 

YaHuWaH was prohibiting anyone from actually touching the issue of blood. Otherwise, you may never sit on a bus, a train or an airplane. How would one ever know if a woman who had been on her period had sat there before you did? 

Think about this logically. YaHuWaH obviously meant not to touch the blood. 

Let’s read it again with the proper understanding: 

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 15:21 And whosoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening

*Note: this means that whoever touches her bed, (if the blood had spilled onto the bed, and they accidentally touched the blood itself), then they are unclean. If she is protected, and there is no issue of blood contaminating anyone, then the bed is not unclean. The bed only becomes unclean if the blood had spilled onto the bed. 

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 15:22 And whosoever touches anything that she sat upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening. 

*Note: if you take this literally, then you would never be allowed to buy a new car, because a woman on her period may have test driven the car. If you sat in that driver seat later on, you would have to go home and wash your clothes every day, because you would never know if a woman on her period had sat in that passenger seat. This would thereby make that seat forever and perpetually unclean. Now think about how ridiculous that sounds! 

This would also mean that you could not buy a sofa at the furniture store without having to wash your clothes every time you sat on that sofa! Do you see how tedious this would be? 

It is obvious that YaHuWaH was forbidding us from actually touching the blood itself, not the woman. Today there are protective things for women to wear during her menstrual cycle. However, in biblical times, they did not have such protection, and blood would get on everything. 

They had to make rags to wear, and they were not very absorbent. Now let us examine the following verse to see what “it” means:

Wayyiqra (Leviticus)15:23 And if it be on her bed, or on anything whereon she sits, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until the evening. 

You will notice in the verse above, that it says “If it be on her bed.” If what be on her bed? Blood! 

If a woman wears tampons or sanitary pads, and there is no blood on the bed or the sofa, or the bus, train, car seat, then you are not unclean if you happen to sit in the same seat whereupon she also sat. It is only if “it” (meaning the blood) is on her bed (chair, car seat etc.) and you touch that object where the blood is exposed, then you are unclean until evening. 

If a man lies with his wife while she is on her period, then he is unclean for seven days, and he may not approach the “Holy Place” in the sanctuary for seven days. He would bathe literally (mikvah) or baptize himself in water, and also he shall “Wash his garments” where upon the blood had been exposed. 

If a man does lie with his wife during her uncleanness, then he should repent and go and sin no more. He may experience seven days where he will not be able to sense the presence of the Holy Spirit when he prays. He may then be (in a sense) under a “cloud” until those seven days are finished, and then he could experience “breakthrough” in the spirit. 

What About a Man’s Uncleanness? 

The same principle applies when a man spills his semen. If a man spills his seed, he is unclean ceremonially until evening. You will also notice in Leviticus 15:17, that whereupon the semen is touching the skin or garment, that garment is unclean just as it is with the blood of the woman: 

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 15:

16 And if any man’s seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the evening. 

17 And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the evening. 

18 The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening. 

This does not mean that if the man sits on a chair after he has spilled his semen, that the chair becomes unclean. It means that the object upon which the semen is spilled becomes unclean until it is washed off. 

The same thing holds true with the object upon which the woman’s blood is spilled. The object upon which the semen or blood comes into contact shall be unclean until it is washed off and there is a waiting period until evening. 

The same Hebrew word is used for a man’s uncleanness in Hebrew which is:

Strong’s #H2930 tame’ טָמֵא To be unclean, become unclean, become impure; to be or become unclean sexually, religiously, ceremonially, to defile oneself, be defiled; sexually, by idolatry, ceremonially, to be regarded as unclean, to defile sexually, religiously, ceremonially, to pronounce unclean, declare unclean (ceremonially). 

If the man is also unclean when he spills his semen, why is it that men treat the woman’s uncleanness as if it is somehow worse? Double Standards of the Rabbis? 

If the rabbinic standards were true for not being allowed to touch a woman during her menstrual cycle, then men would also not be allowed to touch anyone for the rest of the day if he had spilled his semen that morning. 

This means he could not conduct regular business all day long at work and shake hands with other men, or touch the same hammer or pen that someone had touched. In the final analysis, we can see that the laws for “niddah” are greatly misunderstood and often-times abused within Judaism. 

These laws are not meant to put us into bondage. These laws are actually meant to point us to something much deeper. The meaning behind these laws is to show us how precious and valuable life is. It teaches us that YaHuWaH greatly values human life. 

Any instance of a woman’s egg dying (without being fertilized); or a man’s sperm being wasted (because it failed to fertilize an egg) is deeply grieving to him. Our Creator is the giver of life, and he wants us to reflect his character by being fruitful. 

When we fail to produce fruit (whether in a physical or spiritual way), it saddens his heart. Within Christianity, these laws seem antiquated and silly. Often-times, they are used out of context as an excuse to negate the Towrah (Mosaic Law) entirely in the life of a believer. 

The laws of uncleanness are not exclusive to women. The laws of uncleanness apply to men as well. If a man spills his semen through masturbation or pulling out of the woman before copulation, he is under a curse for doing so. 

In Genesis 38:9, Onan refused to perform the duty of a close relative by marrying his dead brother’s childless wife, Tamar. He spilled his seed because he was selfish, and did not want to raise up a son on behalf of his dead brother. Men who spill their seed (semen) for selfish pleasure, (and have no intention of producing life) are not in good standing with YaHuWaH. 

Women who practice methods of birth control to prevent a pregnancy are also cursing themselves. There are fallen angels (demons) who take advantage of such things by using the male semen, or the eggs of women to create hybrid beings called “Nephilim.” In Hebrew, this word means “fallen ones.” 

You can read about this in Genesis 6:1-4& Jude 1:6. These fallen angels will often come to people in their sleep, (if they engage in sexual sins, pornography, fantasies, masturbation), and they steal their semen or eggs. 

These demons are called “Incubus & Succubus.” The Law of Niddah paints a picture of the nation of Yisra’el when they had fallen away from YaHuWaH with the worship of false pagan gods. 

It was because of their unfaithfulness that he compared them to a woman who was unclean, during her monthly period. It was because of their uncleanness, that they failed to be fruitful by preaching the good news to the nations. 

Do the Laws of Niddah still apply to us today? Well, yes in some ways they still do. However, not as far as Temple Services are concerned, because (at the moment), there is no functioning Temple in Jerusalem. 

Therefore, to those who follow Messiah, these laws still apply, as far as sexual intercourse is concerned with our spouse. Husbands and wives are required to abstain from sexual intercourse while the woman is on her period. 

The man must not masturbate, nor spill his seed unless he is planning on fertilizing his wife’s egg. The man is unclean before YaHuWaH if he spills his seed for selfish and lustful reasons, and he must repent. 

The woman is unclean during her menstrual period, and she must abstain from intercourse with her husband during those days. If the woman has infertility issues, or she is post-Menopause age, it is up to YaHuWaH to decide if he wants to impregnate her or not (just as he did with Sarah at the age of 90). 

In 1st Samuel 21:4-5, King David and his men were hungry, and he inquired from the priest to eat of the old show-bread in the temple. He explained to the priest that he and his men had abstained from sexual intercourse with women for three days, and therefore, were eligible to eat of the show-bread. 

Obviously, intercourse in marriage is not a sin, and it is actually encouraged by Yah. However, just before approaching the holy place in the temple, a man must abstain from spilling his semen during this time. This is why the priests in the temple were required to live at the temple for two weeks during their course. 

They were not allowed to have sexual intercourse with their wives during those two weeks of temple duties. In Numbers chapter 5, if a woman was suspected of cheating on her husband, the husband could take his wife to the temple to perform a test. The test was called “The Law of Jealousy.” 

If the woman had cheated on her husband, (and it was hidden from him), her belly would swell, and her thigh would rot. This was the punishment for her uncleanness. However, if she passed the test, (which meant she had not cheated), then she would go home and conceive with her husband (Numbers 5:28). 

Thus, we can see that conception is the opposite of curses and death. Being unclean is being in the state of having produced death. An unfertilized egg or a sperm that was spilled without an egg to fertilize is no different than death in the eyes of the Creator. 

The Laws of Niddah have a practical application when it comes to temple services. They also apply prophetically to the nation of Yisra’el, as we can see it as a metaphor for being spiritually unclean. These laws also teach us about the value of human life and fertility; and what Yah requires of married couples. The nation of Yisra’el was described several times in scripture as being unclean as a woman during her menstrual cycle. 

Therefore, it is understandable why the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) wrote the following words concerning Eve, and a woman’s nature in 

1st Timothy 2:15 “Nothwithstanding, she shall be saved in childbearing...” 

What does giving birth have to do with salvation? It simply means that giving birth and being fruitful, puts us on a path to finding our true purpose in life, which is to bear much fruit (both physically and spiritually). 

If uncleanness is equated with failing to give birth, then giving birth is also equated with being made clean. It does not mean that everyone who gives birth is automatically saved. It simply means that there are lessons to be learned from procreating, and thus bearing fruit. This is what our Messiah meant when he declared in 

Yahuwchanon (John) 15:3 “Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.” 

In the beginning, YaHuWaH created all things by his spoken word, and he called it “good.” 

Hebrews 11:3 declares that Yah framed all things by his spoken word. If we are made clean by his spoken word, then it behooves us to become fruitful in everything we undertake in life. 

Failing to produce fruit (spiritually speaking), will ultimately banish us from more than just the temple, but it will banish us from eternal life. And this is what we learn from the Laws of Niddah. 

Yahuwchanon (John) 15:8 “Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, so shall you be my disciples.”

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

What is the Meaning of Isaiah’s Unclean Lips?

By Maria Merola

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, May 2008
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The prophet Yashayahuw in Isaiah 6:5, declared that he had “UNCLEAN LIPS,” but the “saraphiym” [six-winged creature] took a coal from the altar and “CLEANSED HIS LIPS” with supernatural fire! 

This was a prophetic picture of Acts chapter 2, when Yahuwshuwa baptized his talmudiym (disciples) on the Feast of Weeks (Shabuwoth) with “TONGUES OF FIRE!

The gift of speaking with unlearned tongues is a heavenly language, not an earthly one (1st Corinthians 13:1). 

In 1st Corinthians 13:1, it is called “TONGUES OF MALAKIYM” (angels)! 

Yashayahuw (Isaiah) 28:11 calls it “STAMMERING LIPS,” which in Hebrew means “TO MOCK A FOREIGNER, TO SPEAK UNINTELLIGIBLY!” 

Many of you misunderstand the purpose of the gift of speaking with unlearned tongues, because you think it is “LANGUAGES OF THE NATIONS!” 

But nothing could be further from the truth! 

In Hebrew, the term “UNCLEAN LIPS” is “TAME SAPHAH” which means: “UNCLEAN LANGUAGES OF THE NATIONS!” 

Why would YaHuWaH repeat the Tower of Babel, by giving us confusing languages of the nations again? 

No, he did not give his talmudiym (disciples) earthly languages in Acts chapter 2. What he gave them was “CLOVEN TONGUES OF FIRE!” 

Why “CLOVEN TONGUES?” Cloven means “DIVIDED TONGUES!” 

In Leviticus 11, the clean animals are the cloven-footed ones! Therefore, “CLOVEN TONGUES OF FIRE,” means “CLEAN TONGUES,” cleansed by the FIRE of the RUWACH! 

Divided tongues means tongues that are “separate from the nations,  set-apart, clean!” 

In Acts chapter 2, YaHuWaH began restoring to us “A PURE LANGUAGE” spoken of Tzphanyahuw (Zephaniah) 3:8-9! 

In Bereshiyth (Genesis) 11, YaHuWaH confused (scrambled) the one pure language at the Tower of Babel, to halt the New World Order from prospering under Nimrod! 

Since the Day of Shabuwoth (Pentecost) in Acts chapter 2, he began to gradually unscramble these confusing languages, so that in the end of days, his people would be restored to the pure language of Ancient Hebrew (Edenic). 

This HEAVENLY LANGUAGE is given to us by the Ruwach ha’Qodesh, so that we can pray in the pure Abryith (Hebrew) language, but it’s ENCRYPTEDso that the adversary cannot understand our prayers! 

Therefore, it sounds like GIBBERISH to those who are CARNALLY MINDED! (Romans 8:6).

But to those that have ears to hear, and eyes to see, the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) interprets our unclean languages at the throne in heaven, so that he hears it in his pure Abryith (Hebrew) language! 

Therefore, when we were spiritual BABIES, [speaking in BABEL], he filtered the Greco-Roman name “Jesus” before it reached the throne, so that he heard it as the true name of “Yahuwshuwa!” 

*Note: did you know that the word “baby,” actually comes from the word “bable?” Why? Because babies speak in confusing babel!

Abba YaHuWaH filters our “UNCLEAN LIPS,” and he hears it in his “PURE LANGUAGE!” 

Tzphanyahuw (Zephaniah) 3:8 Therefore wait you upon me, says YHWH, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them my indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be DEVOURED WITH THE FIRE of my jealousy.

Tzphanyahuw (Zephaniah) 3:9 For then will I turn to the people a PURE LANGUAGE [CLEAN LIPS], that they may all call upon the name of YHWH, to serve him with one consent.

To learn more, see my blog entitled: Speaking with “Renewed Tongues” on The Feast of Weeks

In the year 2002, (following the events of 9/11/2001), I began to embrace the Hebraic Roots of my faith in Messiah. For the first ten years, I saw many people coming out of Mystery Babylon ways of thinking, as they began to embrace the true faith of the 1st Century Yahuwdiy (Jewish) Apostles.

However, I have noticed that as we approach the final days before Messiah returns, there are many infiltrators that have crept in, and have sown false doctrines into this Hebraic Movement. Many are embracing extra-biblical Catholic Apocrypha Books, and even the teachings of the Essenes. The Essenes were into something called “Gnosticism,” and the Apostle Shaul (Paul) warned us about these false teachings in many of his Epistles.

One of the biggest reasons I believe this is happening, is because the Hebraic Community are out of balance. Many are upholding mostly the “LETTER OF THE LAW,” but they have for the most part, forsaken the Ruwach haQodesh (Holy Spirit).

A common misunderstanding within the Towrah Community, is that many suppose the “GIFT OF SPEAKING WITH OTHER TONGUES,” was a temporary measure given to the Apostles, until the Briyth Chadashah (Renewed Covenant) could be published to the nations in various languages.

However, a closer look tells us that the “GIFT OF SPEAKING WITH OTHER TONGUES,” is the supernatural ability to speak in the “PURE HEBREW LANGUAGE!” (Zephaniah 3:8-9). 

Examining these verses in the Greek, tells us something that most people often miss: 

Ma’aseh Schlichiym (Acts) 2:4 And they were all filled with the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit), and began to SPEAK WITH OTHER TONGUES, as the Ruwach (Spirit) gave them utterance. 

*Explanation: the words “OTHER TONGUES” comes from the Greek “HETEROS GLOSSA.”

*Heteros - altered, strange, different. 

*Glossa - a language that is unlearned, or naturally unacquired. 

So, how was it possible that each person present from different nations, was able to “HEAR” the message in his “OWN LANGUAGE?” 

Ma’aseh Schlichiym (Acts) 2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man HEARD them SPEAK in his OWN LANGUAGE.

*Explanation: the words “OWN LANGUAGE” comes from the Greek “IDIOS DIALEKTOS.” 

*Idios - pertaining to self, private. 

*Dialektos - a language distinct or peculiar to any group of people; language of the nations. 

Do you see what happened in Acts chapter 2? 

The Ruwach (Spirit) gave them “HETEROS GLOSSA,” a strange, heavenly, unlearned language! 

But each man present, HEARD it in “IDIOS DIALEKTOS,” which means his own private language!

This means that the Apostles were not speaking in LANGUAGES OF THE NATIONS! 

They were speaking with the Tongues of Malakiym (angels) from shamiym (heaven)! This pure language is given to us by the Ruwach (Spirit), so that we can speak in the pure Hebrew Language, without being taught by humans! 

It’s like riding your bicycle with TRAINING WHEELS, until you can learn to ride it by yourself, without the use of TRAINING WHEELS! 

This is not to say that we shouldn’t study Ancient Biblical Hebrew, but it is the Ruwach (Spirit) that gives us the wisdom to understand the inspired word of YaHuWaH! 

You see, we must be able to speak with TONGUES OF FIRE, if we are ever going to be equipped to be part of the corporate Two Witnesses!

The fire of the Ruwach/Spirit must be the language that we speak in these last days, so that we can overcome the beast! 

Chazown (Revelation) 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, FIRE PROCEEDS OUT OF THEIR MOUTH, and devours their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 

To learn more, see this blog Who Are the Two Witnesses?


Sunday, February 20, 2022

Why Does the Bronze Serpent on the Pole Picture Messiah?

By Maria Merola אריאל

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, written in February 2021

Recently, it has come to my attention, that some people are teaching that Moses disobeyed YaHuWaH when he fashioned the bronze serpent on a pole. They erroneously conclude that Moses was instructed to make an image of a six-winged seraphim on a piece of cloth, like a banner or a flag.

The only problem with this notion, is that it completely destroys the prophetic shadow picture of our Messiah as the Aleph & Taw who crushed the head of the serpent, and who also came to destroy the works of the devil.

Before I move forward in this study, I want to cut right to the chase, and show you how these verses appear in the original Hebrew text of the Bible. 

You will notice in this graphic, that the Aleph & Taw appears right next to the word “pole” in Numbers 21:8-9. Additionally, the Hebrew word for the English “pole” indicates that the Aleph, Taw & Waw was there as a prophetic “sign,” for us to look upon. 

In John 3:14, we are also shown that it was the Aleph & Taw that was lifted up, as a prophetic picture of our Messiah who became sin for us, and therefore, he destroyed the sinful nature of the serpent when he was nailed to the cross. To learn more see this other blog: The Aleph & Taw: The Red Heifer & The Two Sticks.

The confusion about the bronze serpent on the pole is caused by the fact that there is more than one meaning or synonym for the Hebrew word “saraph,” in Numbers 21:6-9. And since our English Bible does not show us when there is an Aleph & Taw embedded in the text, its easy to miss these subtle prophetic pictures, and come to a wrong conclusion. 

The other word in question is the word “pole,” in Numbers 21:8-9. This word for pole in Hebrew (nec) also has more than one meaning or synonym, and therefore, it would be easy to choose the synonym that best fits ones own confirmation bias.

In the English language, we have similar words, such as the word “bear,” which can mean a ferocious animal in the wilderness. But the word “bear,” (spelled the same way) can also mean “To bear one anothers burdens.” Another definition can mean “To bear down on your abdominal muscles while doing crunches.”

The same thing is true of this word “saraph,” and also of the word “pole,” as both have more than one meaning or synonym. Therefore, we must do a word-study to find out how these Hebrew words are used in other passages of Scripture. Here is an example of the word “saraph” in Genesis 11:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn [saraph] them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. 

As you can see this word “saraph” can simply mean “to burn,” or it can also means “a fiery serpent.” But it can also mean “a seraphim with six wings.” 

However, judging from the context of the entire chapter of Numbers 21, it is easy to see that Moses was instructed to make something that resembles a fiery serpent on a pole or a cross. This was meant to remind us of the prophecy in Genesis 3:15, where we are told that “The seed of the woman (Messiah), would crush the head of the serpent.”

In the process of studying this account in Numbers 21, I learned that the venom from a snakebite causes a person to feel as if they are on fire. Its not that these snakes were literally on fire. I will explain more about this as we progress in this teaching.

There are several evidences that Moses did indeed obey, when he was instructed to make something to remind of our future redemption in Messiah. But some people struggle to understand why a serpent represents Yahuwshuwa, since he is holy, and righteous, whereas a serpent is associated with the devil and all that is evil.

Scripture tells us that Messiah destroyed the power of the serpent by dying for us on two crossed sticks, or two trees. This is the reason why next to the word “pole” in Numbers 21:8-9, we see a prophetic picture of Messiah as the Aleph, Taw & Waw. These three letters are hidden in the our English Bibles, but they can be found in the Hebrew text, as they represent the Red Heifer nailed to Two Trees, for both Houses of Yisrael!

Yah did not judge Moses (as he did in the previous chapter when he smote the rock). If Moses fashioning this bronze serpent on a pole had been an act of disobedience (and a second time in a row for that matter), Yah would have been even more furious with Moses by this point. This would have been a blatant act of disobedience, only one chapter later. We would then have to place Moses in the same category as King Saul, (who repeatedly disobeyed Yah), and thus experienced the consequences of being tormented by evil spirits. This did not happen to Moses, but it did happen to King Saul.

Another reason why we know that Moses did not disobey twice in a row, is that there are several prophetic signs embedded into the text of Numbers 21:6-9. What are they?

In these passages, we can see the Aleph & Taw (a symbol of our Messiah) in the text. Not only does the Aleph & Taw appear in the Book of Numbers, but also in the Book of John, in the Briyth Chadashah (New Testament). As you will see from the screenshot (below), I used my special esword program that has Ancient Hebrew Pictograph fonts, and discovered seven Aleph & Taw’s in the text of Numbers 21:4-9. 

The number “seven” represents covenant in Scripture. And the Aleph & Taw is a prophetic picture of our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa, as he is “The first and the last, the beginning and the ending, the Aleph & Taw,” (Isaiah 41:4; 44:6; 48:12; Revelation 1:11; 1:17; 22:13). What this tells us, is that the bronze serpent on a pole is a prophetic picture of Yahuwshuwa haMashiyach! 

You will also notice that only in verse 8, the Aleph & Taw is coupled with the Waw, or the nail. Why? Because this verse is foretelling about our Messiah being nailed to two sticks or the cross!

If Moses was being disobedient in this account, why then, does the Apostle John refer to the bronze serpent on a pole, as a prophetic picture of our Messiah, and his obedience unto death? Below, you will see a screenshot from my esword program of a comparison between the Hebrew translation of John 3:14 and the KJV+. As you can see, the Aleph & Taw (which is Messiah) is being lifted up! 



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

It is obvious that Moses was not instructed to make a cloth banner with an image of a seraphim or angel on it. For in this account, the people had been bitten by poisonous serpents, and some of them were dying. This is consistent with the Genesis narrative where Adam & Eve died spiritually when they obeyed the serpent and ate of the forbidden fruit. So where is the confusion coming from? It stems from the fact that there are two entries in the Strong’s Concordance for the Hebrew word “saraph.” 

The primary definition of this word (#H8314) simply means “burning.” The secondary meaning can also mean “A poisonous serpent,” because the poison from a snake bite will cause a burning sensation. 

The third definition can also mean “seraphim,” as seen in Isaiah 6:1-5, where Isaiah is visited by a six-winged creature that touches his lips with a burning coal. A seraphim is defined in the Hebrew Concordance as a “saraph,” because it is “A burning one” or “ A shining one.” 

In other words, because these living creatures are at the throne of Elohiym, they reflect the light of his presence, and therefore, they appear to be on fire. We have often heard people using this as a metaphor when someone is very passionate about something, we say “Wow, you are on fire!” The same thing can be said about this word “saraph.” It is not limited to these six-winged creatures. It is also not limited to the word “poisonous snake.” For it can also mean something “shiny and coppery.” 

This word “saraph” is not necessarily describing a snake, or a seraphim, because the primary definition of this word simply means “something burning, or on fire.” It can also mean “something shiny.” Therefore, the word “saraph” is simply describing the burning sensation that comes when a snake bites it’s victims. At this website, I learned that a rattlesnake bite will cause a burning sensation:  

At the Mayo Clinic website, it says the following: Mayo Clinic: Snakebites

Usually, after a bite from a venomous snake, there is severe burning pain at the site within 15 to 30 minutes. This can progress to swelling and bruising at the wound and all the way up the arm or leg. 

Another way we can know which definition of the word “saraph and pole” apply in Numbers 21:6-9 is that we must read the entire account for context. Therefore, whenever we see the symbols of the “Aleph & Taw” strategically placed in the text, we can be certain that there is a much deeper message than meets the eye. 

The Aleph & Taw who Crushed the Serpent!

In these passages, we get a picture of YaHuWaH himself, who came in the flesh as our Messiah, to save us from the power of the serpent.

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 41:4 Who has wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I YHWH, THE FIRST, AND THE LAST; I AM HE. 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 44:6 Thus says YHWH the King of Yisra’el, and his redeemer YHWH of hosts; I AM THE FIRST, AND I AM THE LAST; and beside me there is no Elohiym. 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 48:12 Hearken unto me, O Yaaqob (Jacob) and Yisrael, my called; I AM HE; I AM THE FIRST, AND I AM ALSO THE LAST. 

Chazown (Revelation) 1:11 Saying, I AM ALPHA & OMEGA [ALEPH & TAW], THE FIRST AND THE LAST: and, What you see, write in a book, and send it unto the seven assemblies which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. 

Chazown (Revelation) 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST

Chazown (Revelation) 22:13 I AM ALPHA & OMEGA, [ALEPH & TAW]THE BEGINNING AND THE END, THE FIRST AND THE LAST.

Because the Aleph & Taw is a prophetic picture of our Messiah, it does not make sense that Yah wanted the people to look upon an image of a 6-winged seraphim on a banner, because this is not a prophetic picture of our Messiah. Additionally, angels are created beings, and should not be worshiped (Colossians 2:18). Nevertheless, I want to examine the evidence to help some of you sift through all the confusion. In the Hebrew Concordance, there are three different words that have the following meaning:

#H8314 saraph - from 8313; burning, i.e. (figuratively) poisonous (serpent); specifically, a saraph or symbolical creature (from their copper color):--fiery (serpent), seraph.

#H8313 saraph - A primitive root; to be (causatively, set) on fire:--(cause to, make a burning), kindle, utterly.

#H5175 nachash - a serpent or snake.

As you can see, the Hebrew word “saraph” has more than one meaning. It’s no different than if we were to look up the word “football,” in the English dictionary, but the word “ball” appears as a separate entry. A football is more specific, while a ball is more general. A “ball” can mean a basketball, a soccer ball, a baseball, etc.

Similarly, the Hebrew word “saraph” can simply mean “to burn, or burning” (without the word snake or serpent included); but it can also mean “a fiery serpent.” However, it can also mean a six-winged heavenly creature that appears to be on fire, because he radiates light from the throne of Elohiym.

An example of this can be found in Isaiah chapter 6:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 6:2 Above it stood the seraphims [saraph]: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he did fly. 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 6:6 Then flew one of the seraphims [saraph] unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

I am going to go deeper into the definition of these words as we progress in this study, so please bear with me.

But first, let’s examine the verses in question:

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:6 And YHWH sent fiery serpents [saraph nachash] among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Yisrael died.  

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:7 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 take away the serpents from us. And Mosheh prayed for the people.  

*Hint: the people were speaking against Moses, and they were speaking against YaHuWaH. This was the main reason why YaHuWaH sent the fiery serpents to bite them. If Moses disobeyed (when he fashioned the bronze serpent on a pole), he would’ve been considered a serial rebel, because he had just disobeyed in the previous chapter, and still had not learned his lesson. But we know that Moses is described as one of the most humble and meek people on the earth:

Bamidbar (Numbers) 12:3 (Now the man Mosheh was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)

The word “meek” is defined in the Hebrew Concordance as follows:

#H6035 `anav aw-nawv' or (by intermixture with 6041) Aanayv {aw-nawv'}; from 6031; depressed (figuratively), in mind (gentle) or circumstances (needy, especially saintly):--humble, lowly, meek, poor. 

#H6031 `anah aw-naw' a primitive root (possibly rather ident. with 6030 through the idea of looking down or browbeating); to depress literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive (in various applications, as follows):--abase self, afflict(-ion, self), answer (by mistake for 6030), chasten self, gentleness, humble (self), submit self.

Moses messed up (only once) that Scripture records, and it was when he was commanded to speak to the rock, but he instead, he struck the rock in Numbers 20:10. And we know that YaHuWaH immediately judged Moses, and told him he would not see the Promised Land because of this one act of frustration towards the people for their murmuring. We can hardly blame him, because many of us would have probably done the same thing in his circumstances. I am not justifying his disobedience, just recognizing that we are weak human beings.

Even though he was meek and humble, he was still human, and one impulsive act does not mean that he had a disobedient heart. It was Satan who is called “The accuser of the brethren” in Revelation 12:10, therefore, to falsely accuse Moses of a second act of disobedience, (when Scripture is silent about this), is to cast doubt on the validity of Moses and his Towrah. 

And furthermore, our Messiah quoted Moses more than any other prophet, therefore, if we cast doubt on Moses, this leaves room to cast doubt on our Messiah! Do you see how this is a very slippery slope?

If Moses had acted in disobedience, (even after being chastised in the previous chapter), this would have displayed a rebellious attitude which is a serious character flaw. We could hardly blame the people for speaking against Moses if he repeatedly displayed rebellious behavior. And if that were the case, how could Moses effectively pray for the people to be healed? 

Are we expected to believe that the people were being judged for speaking evil against Moses, even though he was supposedly a two-time offender at disobeying Yah? Are we also expected to believe that even though he blatantly disobeyed (a second time), the people were healed when Moses prayed for them with an unrepentant heart? Do you see how troublesome this is? Lets continue reading these verses:

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:8 And YHWH said unto Mosheh, Make you a fiery serpent, [saraph nachash] 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.  

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:9 And Mosheh made a serpent of brass [nachash nechosheth], 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.

Another serious flaw that is being made, is with the Hebrew word for “pole” in Numbers 21:8-9. Because this word also has more than one synonym, some have postulated that Moses was told to make a seraphim on a bannerrather than a bronze serpent on a pole.

Here is the Hebrew word for “pole” as follows:

#H5251 nec nace from 5264; a flag; also a sail; by implication, a flagstaff; generally a signal; figuratively, a token:--banner, pole, sail, ensign, standard.

The root word indicates that this was a prophetic sign for us to look upon for our healing and deliverance:

#H5264 nacac naw-sas' a primitive root; to gleam from afar, i.e. to be conspicuous as a signal; or rather perhaps a denominative from 5251 (and identical with 5263, through the idea of a flag as fluttering in the wind); to raise a beacon:--lift up as an ensign.

Here are a few examples of how the word #H5251 nec is used elsewhere in Scripture:

Bemidbar (Numbers) 26:10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korach, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign [H5251].

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 5:26 And he will lift up an ensign [H5251] to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly.

Confirmation bias has caused those who are making these claims about Moses to choose the word “banner” or “flag,” and to ignore the word  “pole, sign, or flagstaff.” However the presence of the “Aleph, Taw & Waw,” (the red heifer, the two crossed sticks, and the nail), tell us that YaHuWaH commanded Moses to make something that was a prophetic picture of our Messiah, who would later-on be the ultimate healer for us sinners:

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, the ancient pictograph letters of the Aleph & Taw represent the Red Heifer & Two Crossed Sticks!

In Numbers 19, the priests are instructed to take a perfect and spotless red heifer, and to kill it; they are then instructed to burn it down into ashes, to cleanse the defiled altar in the Temple. When the nation of Yisrael was guilty of shedding innocent blood, this ordinance was to be enacted. 

Not only was our Messiah the Passover Lamb (1st Corinthians 5:7), but he also performed the ordinance of the Red Heifer, because the nation of Yisrael was indeed guilty when they shouted “Crucify him!” (Mark 15:13-14; Luke 23:21; John 19:6). Now, I know what some of you are thinking. You are saying to yourselves “But our Messiahs body was not burned down into ashes like the red heifer.”

Well, I am happy to show you something will enlighten you! In my research into the Temple ordinances, I discovered that the priests took the ashes of the heifer and literally “crushed” it down into a fine powder, using rods and hammers, so that any remaining fragments that did not turn to ash, were now completely pulverized. This goes right along with the prophecy in Isaiah 53:

Yeshayahuw 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised [crushed] for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  

*Hint: you will notice that the ashes of the burned [saraph] red heifer were beaten and crushed, so that by his stripes we are healed. The same thing is true of those who beheld the coppery-red serpent on the pole in Numbers 21:8-9. They would live and not die.

Yeshayahuw 53:10 Yet it pleased YHWH to bruise [crush] him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of YHWH shall prosper in his hand.  

The Hebrew word for bruised in the above passages are as follows:

#H1792 daka' daw-kaw' a primitive root (Compare 1794); to crumble; transitively, to bruise (literally or figuratively):--beat to pieces, break (in pieces), bruise, contrite, crush, destroy, humble, oppress, smite

#H1793 dakka' dak-kaw' from 1792; crushed (literally powder, or figuratively, contrite):--contrite, destruction.

Bemidbar (Numbers) 19:5 And one shall burn [saraph] ALEPH & TAW the heifer in his sight; ALEPH & TAW her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn: 

Bemidbar (Numbers) 19:6 And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning [saraphah] of the heifer. 

*Explanation: the cedar wood is a picture of the cross, and the hyssop is a reminder of the Passover Lamb that is to be sprinkled on the door of our homes. The scarlet is a prophetic picture of the blood of the lamb.

Bemidbar (Numbers)19:8 And he that burns [saraph] her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the evening.

Bemidbar (Numbers) 19:10 And he that gathers the [ALEPH & TAW] ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening: and it shall be unto the children of Yisrael, and unto the stranger that sojourns among them, for a statute forever.  

Bemidbar (Numbers) 19:17 And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt [saraphah] heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel.

The Hebrew word for “burnt,” in the above passage is as follows:

#H8316 srephah ser-ay-faw' from 8313; cremation:--burning.

#H8313 saraph saw-raf' a primitive root; to be set on fire:--(cause to, make a) burning, up, kindle.

Even though our Messiah’s body was not literally burned like the ashes of the red heifer, his body had to be completely consumed and destroyed, thus causing the sins of the humanity to be consumed and utterly destroyed with him:

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

The Ashes of the Burnt Red Heifer nailed on Two Sticks were Meant to be Looked Upon!

Another connection I would like to make at this point is with the Hebrew word “nabat,” which means “To look upon, to behold.”

The following prophecy is about the end of days, when our Messiah will land and his feet on the Mount of Olives, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, aka the House of David (the Kingdom of Judah) will finally behold their Messiah.

Zecharyahuw (Zechariah) 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), the spirit of grace and of supplications: and THEY SHALL LOOK UPON [NABAT] ME [ALEPH & TAW] whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourn for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.  

*Explanation: the word “ME” in this above passage does not exist in the original Hebrew text! What is there instead of the word “ME” is the Aleph & Taw! See my other blog entitled: They Shall Look Upon “ME” Whom They Have Pierced!

As you can see, the Hebrew word “nabat” means to behold, or to look upon:

#5027 nabat naw-bat' a primitive root; to scan, i.e. look intently at; by implication, to regard with pleasure, favor or care:--cause to behold, consider, look (down), regard, have respect, see

We see the same word being used in Bamidbar (Numbers):

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:8 And YHWH said unto Mosheh, Make you a fiery serpent [saraph nachash], and set it [ALEPH, TAW, WAW] upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten [nashak, to strike], when HE LOOKS UPON [NABAT] it, shall live.

*Explanation: YaHuWaH instructed Moses to make a fiery serpent on a pole, not a banner or a piece of cloth with an image a 6-winged angel. The instructions are to set it upon the Aleph, Taw & Waw, which is a prophetic picture of Messiah who portrayed the Red Heifer being nailed to two trees or two sticks.

As I already illustrated from Numbers 19 (only two chapters earlier) the Red Heifer was to be burned into ashes! Do you think it is purely a coincidence that Moses was instructed to make a fiery serpent on a pole, when only two chapters earlier, we see a prophetic picture of Messiah in the ashes of the burnt Red Heifer? To learn more, see my other blog The Red Heifer Ordinance Fulfilled in Messiah.

The Taw represents Two Crossed Sticks or Two Trees, for Two Houses of Yisrael. The Waw is the nail, which nailed him to the cross. The English word “bitten” is the Hebrew word “nashak” which means “to strike!” 

This reminds us of the previous chapter in Numbers 20:10-11, where Moses was commanded to speak to the rock, but instead he “smote” the rock. Only this time, Moses did obey, when he fashioned the brass or copper serpent to be placed on a pole, so that the people would “LOOK UPON HIM WHOM THEY HAVE PEIRCED!” 

The next verse conveys the same meaning:

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:9 And Mosheh made a serpent of brass, [nachash necosheth] and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten [nashak, to strike] any man, [ALEPH & TAW] when he BEHELD [NABAT] the serpent of brass [nachash necosheth], he lived. 

*Explanation: Unlike Numbers 20:10-11, Moses obeyed this time, when he fashioned a bronze serpent on a cross or a pole (Aleph & Taw), to remind the people of the ugliness of their sin. It also reminds us of a Messianic prophecy in Genesis 3:15.

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel

The Hebrew word for “bruise” in the above passage is “shuph” which means “to break.” This prophecy means that the serpent would attempt to break our Messiah’s people or his inheritance. The heel is an allusion to when Jacob grabbed his twin brother’s heel in the womb, and thus claimed the inheritance of the firstborn son. However, our Messiah would crush (break) the head of the serpent, meaning his authority.

Thus, in the garden, we have the “first mention” of the serpent attempting to usurp our Messiahs authority and losing. This time, in Numbers, we have YaHuWaH wanting to remind us of this prophecy from Genesis 3:15, which is why he instructed Moses to make a bronze serpent on a pole. The people who claim that Moses disobeyed, also claim that YaHuWaH instructed Moses to make an image of a seraphim (a six-winged angel) on a banner or a flag. However, this totally destroys the prophetic shadow picture of our Messiah as the one who “CRUSHED THE SERPENT ON THE CROSS!”

If we are expected to believe that Yah instructed Moses to make an image of a six-winged seraphim on a flag or a banner, there is no prophetic reason to have the Aleph, Taw & Waw embedded into the text of Numbers 21:6-9. Also, Zechariah 12:10, corroborates, because the Aleph & Taw is there instead of the word ME!

The fact that YaHuWaH has given us these prophetic signs to look for with the Aleph & Taw, means that he wants us to LOOK UPON HIM who crushed the serpent on the cross!

In Numbers 21:6 & 8, we see two Hebrew words “saraph nachash” (fiery serpent). These two words are together to describe what bit the people, and what YaHuWaH commanded Moses to create. However, in verse 9, Moses made a “nachash necosheth” (serpent of brass), but the word “saraph” (burning) is missing.

Because the word “saraph” is missing in verse 9, certain people are coming to the erroneous conclusion that Moses disobeyed by making a bronze serpent. The Aleph, Taw & Waw are embedded in Numbers 21:8 & John 3:14 to show us that the power of serpent was to be destroyed by our Messiah! 

Because the word “saraph” (burning or fiery serpent) is missing from Numbers 21:9, some are confused, and therefore, they are missing out on seeing this prophetic picture that is being painted for us in these verses.

Once we understand the definition of these Hebrew words, (and how these words are used in other passages of Scripture), the confusion disappears, and we can clear Moses of any wrong-doing. 

For some people, the image of a serpent on a pole hardly seems like an accurate representation of our Messiah while he hung on the tree. However, the Apostle Yahuwchanon (John) recognized in John 3:14, that these instructions given to Mosheh were meant to be a prophetic picture of our Messiah, who would later-on in history, allow himself to become a sacrifice for the sins of the world. 

There was also a time in history when King Hezekiah had to destroy these images of the bronze serpent on a pole, because the people of Yisra’el began using this image as an idol (2nd Kings 18:4). They failed to understand that this image was meant to paint a prophetic picture of their future savior, whose body would literally become a host for the sins of the world; and then be destroyed.

Because of how difficult it is for some to grasp these concepts, they  have postulated that Mosheh (Moses) made this image out of sheer disobedience. However, there are several reasons why this is not the case. Let’s examine all the evidence. 

What follows is a list of six reasons why Moses was not guilty of disobedience for fashioning the bronze serpent on the pole: 

Reason #1 In Numbers 20:12, Moses was disqualified from the Promised Land for striking the rock. Only one chapter later, (Numbers 21), no punishment or consequences ensued for Moses fashioning the bronze serpent, especially since he was obeying the instructions given to him by Yah.

Reason #2 When Aaron fashioned the molten calf, Moses broke the stone tablets in anger, and what followed was severe judgement that came upon the people. However, with the bronze serpent, the people were healed, and no punishment, nor any consequences were felt by Moses, or the people of Yisra’el. 

Reason #3 If the bronze serpent was fashioned in disobedience, Moses & Yisra’el would’ve been punished the same way as they had been with the molten calf. But instead, the people received healing, when they looked upon the bronze serpent.  

Reason #4 If Moses had disobeyed a second time, (after striking the rock), he would’ve been no better than the rebellious King Saul, and he would have lost his anointing, accordingly. 

Reason #5 If the bronze serpent was an act of disobedience, the Apostle John would not have likened it to a prophetic picture of Messiah’s obedience in John 3:14. 

Reason #6 The bronze serpent on the pole is validated by the presence of the Aleph & Taw in the Hebrew text of Numbers 21:6-9, and also in the Hebrew translation of John 3:14. 

Why is a Serpent a Prophetic Picture of Messiah? 

Some people have difficulty understanding why Yah would use a serpent (which was obviously a manifestation of Satan in the garden), to represent our Messiah’s sacrifice.

However, once we understand the prophetic purpose of his suffering and dying on the tree, it all comes into focus. Obviously the first sin entered into the world when the serpent tempted Eve in the garden, and she obeyed him. Therefore, the serpent represents the sinful nature that was passed on to humanity from that first act of disobedience. 

Although our Messiah never sinned during his earthly life, his mortal body had to be put to death, because his body literally became sin. And because his body became sin, when he died, the power of sin died with him! And this is the reason why the bronze serpent on the pole is a prophetic picture of our Messiah, who destroyed sin in the flesh!

2nd Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of Elohiym in him.

Colossians 2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Messiah:  

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, Elohiym sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.

In Numbers 20:10-12 Moses disobeyed YaHuWaH when he was instructed to speak to the rock, rather than smiting the rock. Immediately following that act of disobedience, Yah harshly judged him, and told him that he would not enter the Promised Land, because of it. 

In the following chapter, (Numbers 21:6-9), Moses was instructed to make a bronze serpent on a pole, (as a sign for the people to look upon), so that they would be healed from their deadly snake bites. See my other blog entitled: That Rock Was Messiah!

If the bronze serpent was an act of disobedience, and if Yah instructed Moses to make an image of an seraphim on a banner, this does not fit the prophetic pattern of the prophecy in Genesis 3:15, where we are told that “The seed of the woman would crush the head of the serpent!

In order for our Messiah to destroy the works of the devil, his body literally had to “become sin!

Yahuwchanon Aleph (1st John) 3:8 He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Elohiym was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Do you see this? Four times in the book of Revelation, and also in Isaiah 41-48, YaHuWaH referred to himself as “The Aleph & Taw, the beginning and the ending, the first and the last!

Why would Yah have wanted Moses to make an image of a seraphim or a six-winged angel to look upon? Do you see that this false teaching totally destroys the gospel of Messiah? Why Yah want us to gaze upon an angel, which is a created being? In Colossians 2:18, Shaul (Paul) warned us not to allow man to beguile us into worshiping angels:

Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

But the question remains, “Why did Yah want us to look upon a bronze serpent on a pole?The answer is easy. Yah wanted us to be reminded of the Messianic prophecy in Genesis 3:15, where we are told that The seed of the woman would crush the head of the serpent.” 

Those who claim that the English word “pole” in Numbers 21:8 means a banner or a flag, are not looking at the other definitions for this word. It is the word “nec,” which is an ambiguous word that has more than one meaning, as I have already illustrated. 

The presence of the Aleph, Taw & Waw next to the word pole/nec tells us that this was a prophetic picture of Messiah (who became a curse for us), because he was nailed to TWO TREES! 

Yahuwshuwa had to be nailed to TWO TREES, because it says in Deuteronomy 21:3 & Galatians 3:13 “Cursed is the man that is nailed to a tree.” Therefore, our Messiah “BECAME A CURSE FOR US!”

Galatians 3:13 Messiah has redeemed us from the curse of the Towrah (law), being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree.

What did Shaul (Paul) mean when he used the term “The curse of the law?” He was describing the curses that we come under when we disobey the commandments. These blessings for obedience, and curses for disobedience are described in Debariym (Deuteronomy) 28.

This explains why YaHuWaH wanted Moses to make a fiery-looking bronze serpent on a pole, to represent the ashes of the burnt Red Heifer, and also the cross of Messiah. 

Do you remember when YaHuWaH cursed the serpent in the garden?

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:14 And YHWH Elohiym said unto the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life:

Strong’s uses two different number references for this Hebrew word “saraph,” even though both of them are spelled the same way.  

#H8314 includes three other definitions: 

1.) fiery or burning.

2.) a serpent or a snake.

3.) a fiery or shiny (coppery) creature; or a seraphim (with six wings, as per Isaiah 6:1-5). 

Whereas #H8313 is the very same word “saraph,” but it simply means “burning.” 

Now, with this background information, we can see what took place in Numbers 21. 

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:6 And YHWH sent fiery [#H8134 saraph] serpents [#H5175 nachash] among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Yisrael died. 

So you see, saraph is merely describing the word “fiery,” and not the serpent. The next word is “nachash” which is describing the “serpent.” 

Therefore, as we move on, we will understand that YaHuWaH commanded Moses to make a saraph, because that word is inclusive of a poisonous, fiery snake. 

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:8 And YHWH said unto Moses, Make you a fiery serpent, [#H8134 saraph] 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. 

As you can see, in this passage, only the word “saraph” appears without the word “nachash.” Why? Because the Hebrew word “saraph” can also mean “a fiery serpent!” Therefore, there was no need to repeat the word “serpent” in this verse, because it was already understood with just the word “saraph.” 

Next, we see what Moses did: 

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:9 And Moses made a serpent [#H5175 nachash] of brass, [#H5178, nchosheth, copper] and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent [#H5175 nachash] had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent [#H5175 nachash] of brass [#H5178, nchosheth, copper], he lived. 

From Numbers 21:6, we understand that it was Yah who sent the fiery serpents, represented by two words: saraph & nachash. 

From Numbers 21:8, we understand that Moses was instructed to make a “saraph” (something that burns) and then place it onto a pole or two sticks. But since the secondary definition of this word “saraph” also includes a poisonous snake, it makes sense that Moses made a fiery-looking serpent, (or a shiny serpent), because that is what was sent to the bite the people in Numbers 21:6. 

Moses also used a type of metal that looks like bronze or copper, and that word is “nchosheth.”

#H5178 nchosheth nekh-o'-sheth for 5154; copper, hence, something made of that metal, i.e. coin, a fetter; figuratively, base (as compared with gold or silver):--brasen, brass, chain, copper, fetter (of brass), filthiness, steel.

In Numbers 21:6, YaHuWaH sent poisonous serpents (#8314 saraph), which were copper-colored among the people. I believe they were called “saraph” because of their copper color, which resembles something burning or shiny. I don’t believe they were angels or seraphim. 

In Numbers 21:8 YaHuWaH instructed Moses to make an exact replica of what was sent to bite the people in Numbers 21:6. In Numbers 21:9, Moses made a serpent of brass or copper, which is the word “nchosheth” pertaining to the material that he used.