Friday, March 31, 2023

The Trump Indictment: Is He a Persecuted Messiah or a Barabbas Scapegoat?

By Maria Merola אריאל 
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, March 18, 2023 

Trump announced on March 18th 2023 on Truth Social, that he was scheduled to be arrested on Tuesday, 3-21 (the eve of 3-22), which is the number of “The Order of the Skull & Bones.” This is taking place just in time for Passover, to make him look like the poor, persecuted Messiah.

I highly recommend that you watch this womans video (reallygraceful), as she shares many of the same truths that I share about how this Trump Arrest is an Illuminati/Jesuit Psyop, to propel him back into power:

TUESDAY TRUMP ARREST: Possible Outcomes, Analysis

As Trump announced his possible arrest, he was also calling on Conservatives to PROTEST in the streets. Remember, the Illuminati have a strategy called ORDER OF OUT CHAOS.

If you think this is TRUMP VICTIMHOOD, please see my YouTube videos and blogs about Trump, to understand what is really going on behind the scenes. 

This is no doubt, a repeat of when Adolph Hitler went to jail for Insurrection, but he emerged more popular with the German people than ever. It has often been said “Those who refused to learn from history, are destined to repeat it.” 

When Trump first announced on March 18th that he was scheduled to be arrested on March 21st or March 22nd, I immediately this date was a hint about the order of the “Skull & Bones” which identifies by the #322.

However, when March 22nd arrived, (and he was still not arrested), rumors in the news media were swirling that his arrest would be delayed until Thursday, March 23rd (3-23). So, I googled “What is the Meaning of 323 in the Occult?” 

I discovered that 323 is the next level of the Skull & Bones.

This woman from Trumps Legal Team named Karen Friedman Agnifilo, announced that Trump was going to appear before the Grand Jury on 3-23-2023:

So why all the false alarms?

What Trump was doing by announcing these dates for his possible arrest, was to send out a message to members within the Skull & Bones. So when March 21st, March 22nd & March 23rd were all named as possible dates for his arrest, it was merely for the sake of sending out a code. Remember, in Daniels prophecy, “The Little Horn speaks in dark sentences.”

The QAnon people like to say that “Trump speaks in code.” 

What they don’t realize, is that one of the characteristics of the “Little Horn” in Daniel 8:23 is that he “SPEAKS IN DARK SENTENCES!”

Daniel 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of FIERCE COUNTENANCE, and understanding DARK SENTENCES, shall stand up. 

The Hebrew word for “dark sentences” (chiydah) means “puzzle, trick, riddle.” 

The Meaning of 322 & 323

They “were” formerly known as 322, but now, they are using 323. Some of the heads or “skulls” of the reindeer were removed, and the antlers were placed in an X formation. There, you have the skull and crossbones, which is their symbol. 

323 is also a room within the Skull & Bones temple at Yale. The total numeric value of the “magic symbol” of the Skull & Bones symbol equals “666.” 

But, now where do we find the “66” to give the entire “Magical Symbol” the numeric equivalent to “666?”

To gain this proper understanding, we need to calculate the number “322” as an occultist would normally calculate. When you multiply “3×2”, you naturally get “6”. 

Then, when you multiply “6” times the third digit, “2”, you get “12.” To the occultist, the number “12” hides the more offensive number “66,” since “6+6=12”. 

The calculation from the number “322” would look like this:

“3×2=6; 6×2= 12; since “12” is thought to be “6+6”, an occultist would understand “322” to have a numeric value of “66”. 

Thus, adding the “600” value of the “X” to the “66” value of “322,” you arrive at the total numeric value of “666.” ---Copyright © 2004 Cutting Edge Ministries. 

666 is the number of man. We are made of 6 protons, 6 neutrons and 6 electrons. However, when you look at the infinity symbol, you can see the number 6 is in the lower half of the 8. 

This represents the lower vibrations of man, which we have moved out of 9 on fire. They used the number 666 in their magic to keep us trapped in our lower energies of our body. When we moved through the center of infinity we moved into the 9 energy, which is the complete opposite of the vibration of the 6. We moved to the higher and more powerful energy of the 9. 

3 x 2 = 6 + 3 = 9

Dark Occult Uses 323 as the Reindeer to Change their Magic:

Why and how did the S.S. of Nazi Germany adopt the “Skull & Bones” symbol to put on their member’s helmets and uniforms? 

Did it have something to do with the “Skull and Bones” secret society who had been helping to finance the Nazis? Pictured here is a Classic WWII Nazi Wehrmacht or Panzer Skull & Crossbones Ring.
What is the significance of the number “322” to a member of the Skull & Bones Society? 

Many of the world’s oldest fraternal organizations, Skull & Bones included, are firmly or loosely based upon biblical creeds or moral principles. The significance of the number ‘322’ to the Skull & Bones fraternity is, surprisingly no doubt, biblically based. 

The numbers 3:22 are in direct reference to Genesis Chapter 3 verse 22 (KJV) which reads: 

Genesis 3:22 And YHWH Elohiym said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:

*Explanation: Luciferians twist Scripture, as they claim that “Jesus is a reincarnation of Lucifer,” and that “All humans can ascend to god-hood” via eating of the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil.

Luciferians define this as committing acts of sexual perversion, and committing acts of human sacrifices. George H.W. Bush was an Alumni of Yale University and a Skull & Bones Member. His son,  George W. Bush as well. Both father & son are also members of the Bohemian Grove. 
They are related to members of Hitler’s Nazi S.S. Army. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s father was also an S.S. Officer. President Trump, is also a graduate of Jesuit Bible College Fordham University, and he was known for keeping books written by Hitler on his night stand.

His first wife, Ivana Trump wrote in her memoirs, that Trump often read the speeches of Hitler before bedtime. Interestingly, history seems to be repeating itself, because Hitler was also arrested for Insurrection and served jail-time, before being released after serving only 9 months out of a 5-year sentence.

When Adolph Hitler was released from prison, the German Christians went wild, as they cheered him on as their hero. 

This empowered Hitler to move forward with his plans to take over the world for the Holy Roman Empire, under orders of Pope Pious. 

The result was, 6 million Jews & Christians (who helped hide Jews in their homes) were slaughtered in Prison Camps.

Hitler’s campaign motto was “Make Germany Great Again!” 

To learn more, see my YouTube Playlist with Videos About Trump:

Also see a collection of 29 blogs I have written about Trump since 2020: 

As of March 31st 2023, Trump has been indicted by a New York Grand Jury.

I highly suspect that the name “Stormy Daniels” was selected by the Illuminati many years ago “For Such a Time as This!” 

Stormy = The perfect storm. 
Daniels = The Little Horn in the Book of Daniel.

Don’t let the news media tell you the reasons why Trump is being indicted. There is a much more sinister reason behind his indictment, than what most commentaries are talking about. The Rabbit Hole goes much deeper than what people like Glenn Beck & Tucker Carlson are saying. It is becoming increasingly more obvious that history is repeating itself, as Adolph Hitler rose to power as a result of being imprisoned for Insurrection.

However, he only served 9 months of a 5 year sentence. And, by the way, 9 months is the exact length of a pregnancy. Will the beast be arrested on Passover, and then politically or metaphorically resurrected on “Easter Sunday?” 

Will the beast be reborn 9 months later on December 25th??? 

See this article entitled: “How Adolf Hitler Turned a Year in Jail Into a Step Toward Power.” 

Trumps rise to power, (following a humiliation ritual), was foretold to us by the Illuminati in the following films: 

*Back to the Future. 
*The Omen: The Final Conflict. 
*The Devils Advocate. 
*The Davinci Code. 
*Boss Baby. 

Even Trumps enemies are rallying around him, now. Governor Ron Desantis said he will not cooperate with the state of New York, when it comes to having him extradited. The Governor would have to sign off on the paperwork to remove Trump from the State of Florida. Now we know why he moved to Mar-a-Lago! 

The reason why Trump’s political enemies are getting behind him now, is because they fear retribution! If he goes down, they go down with him! Trump has been collecting blackmail tidbits on them for years, as he used to be friends with Jeffrey Epstein, and he knows who went to the Pedophile Island. That’s probably why they raided his Mar-a-Lago home, to find all the blackmail logs that he possesses! 

Trump has the power to have them publicly executed, which is why he is announcing at his Rallies that he wants to bring back the Guillotines and the Firing Squads, and he wants to conduct these live on television! 

This sounds eerily similar to what Nero Caesar did with the followers of Messiah in the Roman Coliseums, as many were martyred en-masse in front of huge crowds! 

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Everything You Want to Know About Passover versus Easter

By Maria Merola אריאל 
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, August 2002-2023 

For those of you wanting to learn more about about Passover (Pesach) versus the pagan origins of Easter, (and why believers should have nothing to do with it), see all the resources I have available in my blogs at the following links.

To learn everything you need to know about Lent, Easter & Good Friday, see the following blogs: 

The Queen of Heaven: Why Does The Church Celebrate Easter?

Did Rome Replace Passover With Easter?

Who is Semiramis & Did She Really Exist?

Three Days & Three Nights in the Heart of the Earth: The Good Friday Myth:

To learn the truth about “Palm Sunday,” see this blog: 

The Triumphal Entry of the High Priest & the Inclusion of the Lamb:

To learn everything you need to know about the Exodus Passover & the Gospel Passover, see the following blogs: 

Was it Passover or the Last Supper?

Did Messiah Eat the Passover Before He Died?

Messiah Seen in Two Passovers: The Exodus & the Gospels:

A Beginners Guide to Observing Passover:

Passover Scripture Reading Guide:

The Afikomen Pictures the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!

Maria’s Homemade Unleavened Bread (Matzah) Recipe for Passover:

To learn about the Sabbath Resurrection, see these blogs: 

The Sabbath Resurrection: “I Will Raise Him Up at the Last Day.”

The Sabbath is Made for Man:

Why Does YaHuWaH Establish His Covenants in the Evening?

To learn about the Biblical Calendar versus the Pagan Calendar of Rome, see these blogs: 

Times, Seasons & the Thief in the Night: When is the Real New Year? 

What Constitutes a Biblical New Moon?

When Does a Biblical “Day” Begin?

Is the Solar Calendar in the Book of Jubilees Biblical?

Why a 364-Day Calendar is not Biblical:

Friday, March 17, 2023

What Are the Doctrines of the Essenes?

By Maria Merola אריאל 

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, August 2002-2023

The Book of Jubilees, sometimes called the “Lesser Genesis,” or “Little Genesis,” or “The Testament of Moses,” is a Pseudepigraphal work of Jewish apocalyptic literature. The term Pseudepigraphal, means that it is falsely attributed to the wrong author.

An example of this is with the Book of Chanowk (Enoch), which is falsely attributed to the Patriarch Enoch, but was not written until about 300 B.C. -100 A.D. through a collection of writings, all written by various authors. The Book of Enoch, is also referred to as a Pseudepigraphal, work, because it was not written by the original Enoch. See the following link to learn more: The Book of Enoch Debunked

The Book of Jubilees was probably written in the second century B.C., sometime between 135 and 105. Jubilees records an account of biblical history from the creation of the world to the time of Moses, as delivered to Moses by an angel on Mount Sinai. The Hebrew word for angel is malak, which means the following: “A priest, prophet, king, messenger, teacher.” This is a strong indicator that the malak, was the Pre-Incarnate Messiah, who literally gave the Torah “Written with the finger of Elohiym” (Exodus 9:10 & Deuteronomy 31:18).

The Book of Jubilees, was very influential among some sects of Judaism during the Messiahs earthly ministry. It would not be an exaggeration to say that this book is anti-Gentile: In Jubilees, Elohiym himself created spirits to rule over the Gentiles, and lead them away from following him (Jubilees 15:30-32). Jubilees also prohibits Yahuwdiym (Jews) from having fellowship and sharing meals with Gentiles (Jubilees 22:16) and forbids Gentiles from keeping the Sabbath (Jubilees 2:31). 

These anti-Gentile sentiments in Jubilees are opposed to what Scripture reveals about Yah’s heart toward the Gentiles. In Scripture, instead of preventing the Gentiles from following him, YaHuWaH repeatedly calls upon the Gentiles to repent, worship him, and keep his Sabbaths (e.g., Isa 56:1-8). Moreover, the prohibition against associating with Gentiles contradicts Yah’s expressed plan for Yisrael, which was to bless and disciple the Gentiles (Matthew 28:19-20). The narrative in Acts 10-11 of Elohiym instructing Peter to visit Cornelius explicitly undermines Jubilees’ command against eating with Gentiles.

The Book of Jubilees divides history into periods or “Jubilees” of 49 years. Generally, the Book of Jubilees follows the account of creation as recorded in the Book of Genesis, but it inserts interesting details such as the names of Adam’s daughters and the creation of angels.

Some scholars consider the Book of Jubilees to be an extended midrash on Genesis through the first part of Exodus. The only complete text of the Book of Jubilees still extant is an Ethiopic manuscript from the sixth century A.D., and it contains 1,307 verses.

Most scholars believe that the book was originally written in Hebrew or Aramaic. That theory is bolstered by the discovery among the Dead Sea Scrolls of fragmented Hebrew texts containing portions of the Book of Jubilees. So far, at least fifteen separate manuscripts of the Book of Jubilees have been identified at Qumran. All have been reduced to fragments----“The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Book of Jubilees,” VanderKam, J., and Morgan, S., The Missouri Review, the College of Arts & Science of the University of Missouri, 12/1/1992.

These fragments provide only about 3 percent of the total content of the book. There are also some fragments of Jubilees existing today in Greek and Latin, but nowhere near a complete book in either of those languages or in Hebrew. 

According to the Book of Jubilees, on Mount Sinai “The malak of the presence spoke to Moses according to the word of YHWH, saying:

Write the complete history of the creation (Jubilees 2:1, Charles, R. H., trans., 1902). This malak (angel) told Moses that Elohiym created various categories of malakiym (angels) on the first day of creation. Great stress is laid on the Sabbath in Jubilees 2:17–32. 

In chapter 3, Adam and Eve are in Eden for a period of seven years. Then, after “seven years exactly,” the serpent tempted Eve (Jubilees 3:17). According to Jubilees, it was only after the fall that Adam had sex with his wife (Jubilees 3:34). However, this is contrary to scripture, since YaHuWaH commanded Adam & Eve to be fruitful and to multiply at the time that he first created them:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 1:27  So Elohiym created man in his own image, in the image of Elohiym created he him; male and female created he them.  

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 1:28 And Elohiym blessed them, and Elohiym said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth. 

There is no mention in the creation account in Genesis, that Adam & Eve only procreated after the fall. This seems to imply that married couples having sex is dirty and sinful. This aligns with the celibacy commands of the Roman Catholic nuns and priests, which the Apostle Shaul (Paul) warned us about in 1st Timothy 4:1-5. 

Jubilees, the fourth chapter, introduces Noah and his wife (who is named Emzara). Chapter 5 narrates the flood. The author of Jubilees writes that, after the flood, Elohiym says to Noah, “Command thou the children of Israel that they observe the years according to this reckoning—three hundred and sixty-four days, and (these) will constitute a complete year” (Jubilees 5:32). 

The 364-day solar year (rather than the 360-day lunar year) is one of the main thrusts of the Book of Jubilees. Some scholars have pointed out that it appears that Jubilees was written precisely for the purpose of pushing the author’s commitment to a solar-based calendar. 

Once again, this is contrary to the Torah, which says in Genesis 1:14-16 to observe the sun, the moon, and the stars for “seasons.” The Hebrew word for “seasons” is “mowediym,” which means the biblical feasts or festivals laid out in Leviticus 23.

In Jubilees, it is suggested that Elohiym is concerned that his people might “disturb all their seasons and the years will be dislodged . . . and they will neglect their ordinances” (Jubilees 6:33). 

While it is true that the sun governs the days and years, the moon governs the months. So, in Jubilees, to prevent confusion and to keep holy days from getting “dislodged,” the authors claim that Elohiym instituted the 364-day solar calendar.

However, this, (once again) is contrary to Scripture, as we are shown in Genesis 7:24 & 8:23, that the ark built by Noah rested on the waters for 150 days, which is 5 months of 30-day lunar cycles:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days. 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

Under the calendar put forth in the Book of Jubilees, the number seven is a denomination of  364 days, therefore, the same date falls on the same day of the week each year (e.g., every year on Passover, it will always fall on the same day of the week). 

The command governing the calendar reflects another major emphasis in Jubilees: the laws concerning Sabbaths, Passover, First-fruits, and other holy days. 

The author of Jubilees claims that the feasts of YaHuWaH were observed by the patriarchs long before the time of Moses (which I do agree with). Although scripture appears to be silent about this, there are enough hints in Scripture that this may be the case.

Circumcision is also stressed in the book, which promises “Great wrath from YaHuWaH” on uncircumcised Israelites (Jubilees 15:40). 

This is contrary to what the Apostle Shaul (Paul) wrote in Romans & Galatians, stating that outward circumcision is merely a sign of the covenant, but not a means to salvation, and never was. Shaul (Paul) openly rebuked the teachings of the Essenes, even though he did not name them. In Colossians 2:14-18, he is addressing their false doctrines, such as worshiping angels, and eliminating the new moons as part of their unbiblical calendar.

The author of the Book of Jubilees was probably an Essene member of the Qumran community—the people who copied and preserved the Dead Sea Scrolls. Theological and cultural details within the book differ from the teachings of both the Pharisees and the Sadducees. 

The calendar system advocated in Jubilees is the one used in other Essene writings. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the only group today that accepts the Book of Jubilees as canonical. 

There are several problems with including the Book of Jubilees in the Bible as part of inspired Scripture. Probably the most significant is that the author of Jubilees, in retelling the story of Genesis, as he changes the biblical record in several respects. 

In general, the patriarchs are glorified as holy men who were scrupulous in keeping the Torah (law)—even the ceremonial aspects—long before Moses climbed Sinai. 

As portrayed in the Book of Jubilees, Jacob does not lie to his father; Isaac eventually declares Jacob to be his true heir, an elderly Jacob settles on Leah as the wife he loves, and Abram’s deceit of Pharaoh is never mentioned. 

Clearly, these heroes of the faith are handled with kid gloves by the author of Jubilees; in contrast, Scripture presents a candid record of their faults. Further, the Book of Jubilees adds to the Torah (Law of Moses), and goes far beyond Scripture in it's stress on punishment. 

For example, a father who gives his daughter in marriage to a Gentile “shall surely die, and they shall stone him with stones . . . and they shall burn the woman with fire” (Jubilees 30:11–12). This is more in alignment with the religion of Islam. There were plenty of Patriarchs who married women from the nations, to include Moses, who married an Ethiopian (Cushite) woman.

Adding to the Bible, the Book of Jubilees says that during the Feast of Tabernacles (which Abraham first celebrated) Israel is to “set wreaths upon their heads” and carry branches around the altar seven times each morning (Jubilees 16:39, 41). 

Also, Jubilees stipulates the type of wood to be used for the fire of the burnt offering (Jubilees 21:16–19). In summary, the Book of Jubilees adds to the Torah (Mosaic Law), and leans toward hagiography. This means that it embellishes about the history of the lives of qowdeshiym (saints), and adds more details than what Scripture teaches). Jubilees also introduces sectarian teachings regarding the calendar, and lacks sufficient manuscript evidence. 

For each of these reasons, the Book of Jubilees fails the standards of the canon of Scripture.

There are two fundamental problems existing with the book of Jubilees, and the teachings of the Gnostic Essenes:

1.) Jewry being infiltrated by Greek Hellenism, in the days of Antiochus Epiphanes IV in 167 B.C.

2.) The later corruptions of Judaism in the first century, when Rabbinical Judaism supplanted the original teachings of the Torah & Prophets.

3.) The teachings of Rome & Greece, which infiltrated the Gospel message within the first 300 years after Messiah died, which ultimately led to the invention of Roman Catholicism under the Roman Emperor, Constantine

There is compelling evidence that Yahuwdiym (Jews) participated in Greek gymnasiums, and attended Greek philosophical schools, and there is also evidence that Christians were practicing Jewish customs as late as the fourth century.

If we presume that the Second Temple Jewish tendency towards asceticism; and the rabbinic tendency towards indulgence represent polemical responses to outside enemies, (incompatible with their own lifestyles), we easily forget the internal conflicts within these Jewish communities that also helped these groups to formulate their identities. 

As unsatisfying as it is, the question of whether there is a direct sociocultural link between these attitudes may be lost for perpetuity. Although we may not be able to know how this change occurred, we can nevertheless appreciate the ingenuity of the rabbis in nurturing the experiential and sensual aspects of Judaism.

By encouraging marital intimacy on the Sabbath, and by composing blessings for even the basest of bodily functions, Rabbinic traditions invite us to merge our physical surroundings with our religious identities. Rather than live in tension between indulging physical necessity and transcending these needs to attain spiritual meaning, Rabbinic Judaism helps us to attain spiritual meaning by acknowledging that Yah’s universal dominion is both physical and spiritual, vast and infinite. 

*View Footnotes: Dr. Malka Zeiger Simkovich is a the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and the director of their Catholic-Jewish Studies program. She holds a Ph.D. in Second Temple Judaism. 

Why the Book of Jubilees Cannot be Viewed as Inspired Scripture:

YaHuWaH created Adam & Eve on the 6th day, and then commanded them to be fruitful and multiply at the end of the 6th day (before it became the Sabbath on the 7th day).

They were both naked, and he wanted them to procreate. He did not say “But wait until the Sabbath is over to procreate.” 

As a matter of fact, Yahuwshuwa commands us to “Save Life” on the Sabbath day, and making a baby is producing/saving life. 

David & his men went to the Temple on the Sabbath, and asked the High Priest for some bread for his men. 

The priest gave them the old showbread to eat, because he was baking fresh bread on the Sabbath, which is when they were commanded to swap out the old showbread with the new showbread.

The bread of the Presence (also called the showbread or shewbread in some translations) was special bread always present on a table in the tabernacle (and later in the temple). 

Leviticus 24:5–7 describes this bread: “You shall take fine flour and bake twelve loaves from it; two tenths of an ephah shall be in each loaf. And you shall set them in two piles, six in a pile, on the table of pure gold before YHWH. And you shall put pure frankincense on each pile, that it may go with the bread as a memorial portion as a food offering to YHWH.” 

The bread could only be eaten by Aaron and his sons in a holy place and was set out every Sabbath day (Leviticus 24:8–9). 

This Bread of the Presence was:

1.) Made of fine flour. 
2.) Baked in 12 loaves.
3.) Arranged in two piles of six loaves each on a table of pure gold.
4.) Covered with frankincense.
5.) Served as a memorial food offering to YaHuWaH. 

The bread could only be eaten by Aaron and his sons in a holy place and was set out every Sabbath day (Leviticus 24:8–9). 

The other important thing, is that Messiah will return for his bride in the 7th Millennium, which will be in the 6,000th year from creation.

This means that he will consummate with his bride in the “Sabbath Millennium!” 

The reason why the Sabbath Day is most holy, is because the number “seven” is symbolic of “covenant,” and the word “seven,” in Hebrew is “sheba,” meaning “to take take an oath by repeating seven times.” 

In 2nd Peter 3:8, it says that “One day is with YaHuWaH as a thousand years.”  

Therefore, the 7th Millennium is equivalent to the 7th day of the week, the Weekly Shabbat! 

The most advantageous time for married couples to be intimate with one another is when the bride of Messiah will be intimate with her bridegroom in the 7th Millennium. 

Shaul (Paul) spoke of this mystery of the earthly marriage being a shadow of the heavenly marriage between Messiah and his bride in Ephesians 5:22-32, ending with these words: 

Ephesians 5:

30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Mashiyach and the assembly. I have not finished writing a blog about it yet. 

There are many contradictions in the Book of Jubilees to the Torah & Prophets. 

#1.) Jubilees claims it’s a sin to go to war on Shabbat, but our Messiah said that we are to “Save life on the Sabbath.” If somebody comes to kill you and your family on Shabbat, you have to defend your family and yourself, because this is the command of our Messiah---to save life! 

#2.) Jubilees claims it’s a sin to fast on the Shabbat, but our Messiah fasted for 40 days, in the wilderness, which means that he fasted for 5 Sabbaths! 

#3.) Jubilees says it’s a sin for married couples to be intimate on the Shabbat, but YaHuWaH commanded Adam & Eve to “Be fruitful and multiply” at the end of the 6th day of the week, going into the seventh day of the week! 

#4.) Shabbat is the best time for couples to be fruitful and multiply, because it is SAVING/PRODUCING LIFE!

In Luke 24:44, Yahuwshuwa said that Law, Prophets & Psalms TESTIFY of him! He never mentioned Jubilees! 

Genesis 1:14-16 says that there are THREE WITNESSES: the sun, the moon and the stars! This is the chronology of time-keeping that we use: 

1.) We wait for the Spring Equinox to determine the Tequwphah (Solar Year). 

2.) We wait for the closes Renewed Moon to the Spring Equinox, according to Deuteronomy 16:1. 

3.) We cite the constellation of the Ram inside the path of the Sun, because the Ram symbolizes when Abraham offered up his son “first-born son,” Yitschaq (Isaac), who became the substitute sacrifice.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Eye for Eye, Tooth for Tooth

By Maria Merola אריאל

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance October 22, 2009

I first began reading the Bible in 1974 (at the age of 14). I began with the gospel of Matthew, and I can remember thinking to myself (as I read the words of our Messiah), that he was changing the Laws of Moses, and improving upon them. This was the general consensus that I had heard repeated from my Roman Catholic parents and the nuns at Catholic school.

We were falsely taught to believe that the Law of Moses was no longer applicable after our Messiah died on the cross, (except for the Ten Commandments). 

*Disclaimer: The Roman Catholic version of the Ten Commandments removes commandment #3, because Roman Catholicism is notorious for making graven images, and bowing down to them:

Shemoth (Exodus) 20:4 You shall not make unto you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 

So that the missing commandment #3 goes unnoticed, they instead, split up commandment # 10 into two separate commandments as follows:

Shemoth (Exodus) 20:17 You shall not covet your neighbourhouse, you shall not covet your neighbours wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor any thing that is your neighbours

Catholic Commandment #9 - You shall not covet your neighbourgoods.

Catholic Commandment #10 - You shall not covet your neighbourwife.

The nuns and priests explained to us children that the “Old Testament rituals,” were done away with, and therefore, many of the commandments (as laid out in the Tanakh) had been abolished by our Messiah. 

They convinced us that “Jesus gave us a New Covenant,” and with that included a brand new set of laws. These alleged “brand new laws,” pretty much narrows everything down to only two commandments. 

These two greatest commandments that our Messiah spoke of, I now call “The hanger laws,” since all other commandments in Scripture hang upon these. Its not that the other commandments have been done away with. 

Simply put, we cannot obey the other commandments in Scripture, unless we are first motivated by love for our heavenly Father, and for our fellowman. As a matter of fact, the first four out of the Ten Commandments teach us how to love YaHuWaH; and the latter six out of the Ten Commandments teach us how to love others.

The Two Greatest Commandments Taught by our Messiah:

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 22:37 Yahuwshuwa said unto him, You shall love YHWH your Elohiym with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 

Marqos (Mark) 12:30 And you shall love YHWH your Elohiym with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment. 

Luqas (Luke) 10:27 And he answering said, You shall love YHWH your Elohiym with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.

Many of us have been taught to believe that these two greatest commandments are brand new commandments invented by our Messiah, because of a misunderstanding of the following verse:

Yahuwchanon (John) 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

But was it really a new commandment, or was it an old commandment made new again to our understanding? I submit to you that these commandments had fallen out of use, because the Scribes & Pharisees failed to emphasize them. They were only focused on the laws surrounding the Temple, and making financial profit from their religion. 

But Yahuwshuwa was now bringing these commandments back into focus again. The gospel of Yahuwchanon (John) gives us more clarity, because John said that these are not new commandments, but old ones given to us from the beginning.

1st Yahuwchanon (John) 2:7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you have heard from the beginning. 

1st Yahuwchanon (John) 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines.

1st Yahuwchanon (John) 2:9 He that says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now.  

1st Yahuwchanon (John) 2:10 He that loves his brother abides in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.  

1st Yahuwchanon (John) 2:11 But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not whether he goes, because that darkness has blinded his eyes. 

2nd Yahuwchanon (John) 1:5 And now I beseech you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto you, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Here are the old commandments given to us from the beginning, which were repeated by our Messiah, and the Apostle John:

Wayiqra (Leviticus) 19:18 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am YHWH. 

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 19:19 Honor your father and your mother: and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 

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

Marqos (Mark) 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is none other commandment greater than these. 

Luqas (Luke) 10:27 And he answering said, You shall love YHWH your Elohiym with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself. 

Romiym (Romans) 13:9 For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbour as yourself. 

*Explanation: You will notice that Shaul (Paul) in his letter to the Romans repeats five out of ten commandments, and then sums them up as the greatest commandment, which is to love your fellow-man as yourself.

The repeating theme throughout the New Testament Scriptures, is that loving others as you love yourself means that you will not commit adultery, nor kill, nor steal, nor bear false witness against another person.

Galatiym (Galatians) 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You shalt love your neighbour as yourself

Yaaqob (James) 2:8 If you fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbour as yourself, you do well:

The reason why I had come to this conclusion that our Messiah was giving us two brand new commandments, is because I was taught the wrong things in the Christian Church. A Christian man wrote to me, and he had the same misconception.

This is what he wrote:

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 5:43 You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.

“...Did not Jesus change the commandments when he said the law says: ‘hate your enemies, BUT I NOW SAY, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES’.....where is that in the law an eye for an eye? 

What follows is my response to this Christian man, and the rest of the blog is inspired by the back and forth conversation that I had with him:

First of all, no place in Scripture are we ever commanded to Hate our enemy! 

When Yahuwshuwa said “IT IS WRITTEN,” he was speaking about the Towrah of our Heavenly Father (the five books of Moses). 

How do we know this? 

Because Scripture tells us that the Ten Commandments were “Written with the finger of Elohiym,” (Exodus 31:18 & Deuteronomy 9:10). First, Mosheh (Moses) received the stone tablets that were divinely written by the finger of Yah!

However, the rest of the Towrah was spoken to Mosheh (Moses) directly by the voice of YaHuWaH, and he wrote down all that was given to him under inspiration of the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit). Therefore, Moses wrote down the first five books of the Bible called “Towrah.”

Whenever our Messiah started a sentence with “YOU HAVE HEARD,” he was quoting the oral laws of the Pharisees (Talmud); which often-times contradicted the laws of our Creator (Towrah). 

How do we know this? 

Because the “Oral Towrah” was handed down orally, and it was not written down until the fourth century under Hillel II. 

At the time when Yahuwshuwa walked the earth, the oral laws of the Pharisees (Talmud) were not “written,” because they were orally passed down. 

Therefore, when Yahuwshuwa said “You have heard it said,” he was referring to the oral laws handed down by the rabbis. The Jewish Talmud is a collection of commentaries by many rabbis over the centuries, and some of the commentary is based on Scripture. But some of it is based on the opinions of humans. 

In order to understand what Yahuwshuwa was talking about, we must go to the Towrah to find out:

Wayyikra (Leviticus) 24:

17 And he that kills any man shall surely be put to death. 

18 And he that kills a beast shall make it good; beast for beast. 

19 And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he has done, so shall it be done to him; 

20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he has caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again. 

21 And he that kills a beast, he shall restore it: and he that kills a man, he shall be put to death. 

22 You shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am YHWH your Elohiym.

*Note: The laws for the Yisraelites were the same as for the stranger (see Exodus 12:49).

You will notice in Leviticus 24, that its all about making restitution. Today it would be called “indemnity.” If someone crashes into your car, they have to pay for the damage that they did to your car, right? Thats what Auto Insurance is for. 

The Towrah provides laws of fairness for those who destroy the property of another. The person who destroyed, stole and damaged another’s property had to make “restitution.” Those who murder must pay with their own life. Today this is called “Capital Punishment.” Elohiym requires “blood for blood,” when it comes to taking human life (unless it is in self-defense or war).

Grace was always available for those who were truly repentant, even under the Mosaic Law. The Mosaic Law showed us what we deserved, but the mercy and grace of our Father often prevailed because Yahuwshuwa has always been “The lamb slain from the foundations of the world (Revelation 13:8). 

Any person could gain a revelation of grace by understanding that the ordinances in the Temple (done by the Levites) were an exact replica of what has been taking in Heaven by our High Priest, Yahuwshuwa. Yahuwshuwa is a priest forever in eternity, after the Order of Melchizedek (Psalm 110:4 & Hebrews 7:3).

King Dawiyd (David) ordered that Uriah, (the husband of Bathsheba) be killed in battle, but he made it look like an accident. However, after David was reproved by the prophet, (and punished for his wickedness), he was truly repentant, and Yah forgave David.

YaHuWaH did require blood for blood, but it was David’s baby born to him by Bathsheba who died for his sin against Uriah. YaHuWaH could have required David to die for his sin against Uriah & Bathsheba, but he wanted David to remain on the throne, so he took his son instead. 

Even under the Renewed Covenant, Ananias & Sapphira paid with their own blood for lying to the Ruwach haQodesh (Holy Spirit). When they committed this evil deed, (after receiving the knowledge of the truth), they crucified the son of Elohiym afresh and put him to an open shame (Hebrews 6:6). This means that they shed Yahuwshuwas blood in vain. Therefore, they had to pay with their own life:

Acts 5:

1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 

2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles feet. 

3 But Keefa (Peter) said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 

4 While it remained, was it not your own? and after it was sold, was it not in your own power? why have you conceived this thing in your heart? you have not lied unto men, but unto Elohiym. 

5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the spirit: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

There have always been laws in place for those who killed someone by accident. This is called “Involuntary manslaughter.” If someone took the life of another unintentionally, there was provision for this:

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 19:

3 You shall prepare you a way, and divide the coasts of your land, which YHWH your Elohiym gives you to inherit, into three parts, that every slayer may flee there. 

4 And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee there, that he may live: Whoso kills his neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated not in time past

5 As when a man goes into the wood with his neighbour to hew wood, and his hand fetches a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slips from the helve, and lands upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto one of those cities, and live: 

6 Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him; whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past. 

Now getting back go what Yahuwshuwa said in Matthew 5:

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 5:

43 You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbour, and hate your enemy. 

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 

It is important to note, that there is not one commandment in the Towrah (the five books of Moses) commanding us to “Hate our enemies.” 

So who was Yahuwshuwa quoting when he said “You have heard it said?” He was quoting from the oral laws of the Pharisees, because they were applying the Law of Moses out of context.

However, Yahuwshuwa said to obey the Laws of our Creator:

Wayyikra (Leviticus) 19:34 But the stranger that dwells with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am YHWH your Elohiym.

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 10:19 Love you therefore the stranger: for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. 

When reading the Besowrah (Gospels), many cannot see the difference between the Talmud (oral law) and Towrah (the laws of our Creator). They are making the classic mistake of confusing 
justification with sanctification. 

Whenever Yahuwshuwa said “You have heard it said,” he was quoting the oral laws (Talmud). Whenever he said “But I say,” he was bringing us back to the Towrah. It was Yahuwshuwa himself who gave the Towrah to Mosheh “Written with the finger of Elohiym” (Exodus 31:18, Deuteronomy 9:10).

When the Towrah requires “An eye for eye, and a tooth for tooth,” it is requiring the person who caused the loss to make restitution or indemnity. However, the oral traditions of the Pharisees applied Leviticus 24:20 in the wrong way. They used it to justify seeking revenge against a fellow brother in the faith, when it was never intended for that. 

The original intent of this Towrah commandment was for making restitution. If someone killed a man’s donkey or ox, he had to make restitution by giving one of his animals to replace the loss. 

This is what the term “Eye for eye, tooth for tooth” was intended for. The Pharisees however, applied Leviticus 24:20 in the wrong spirit, as they were justifying the idea of “paying evil for evil.” So you see, our Messiah was not changing, nor abolishing the Towrah. He was restoring the original intent of Leviticus 24:20.

And today, Christianity does the same thing when they twist the Towrah to mean something else.

Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

1st Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

1st Keefa (Peter) 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that you are thereunto called, that you should inherit a blessing.

A “New Commandment” or an Old One Renewed in Our Understanding?

The prophet Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) spoke of a “new” covenant that YaHuWaH would make in the last days between two groups of people: The House of Yisrael (Ephrayim) and the House of Yahuwdah (Judah). The Hebrew word that he used here for “new” is the word “chadash” which means: “to rebuild, renew and repair.”

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 31:31 Behold, the days come, says YHWH, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Yisra’el, (Ephrayim) and with the house of YaHuWDaH (Judah):

You will also notice that the renewed covenant was offered only the Two Houses of Yisra’el

It does not say that he would make a renewed covenant with the gentile nations, or to the Christian Church. The Christian Church cannot claim to have received a “renewed covenant,” unless they acknowledge that they are included in the original covenant with Yisra’el, that was given on Mount Sinai!

Our Messiah came to “renew, rebuild and repair” the old marriage covenant that had been broken by Yisra’el, (because of idolatry with foreign gods). He came to “renew” the wedding vows and the terms and conditions of that marriage covenant, which is the Towrah. In other words, he came to “renew” the commandments, making them  “fresh” in our understanding!

Christians often-times try and make a distinction between “The Law of Elohiym” versus “The Law of Messiah,” as if they are somehow different. They will cite “The Two Greatest Commandments,” as if our Messiah was giving us “two new replacement laws” and doing away with the other commandments in the Towrah. There are several flaws with this line of thinking. First of all, they forget to insert the word “hang” into this statement: 

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 22:

35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the Towrah (law)?

37 Yahuwshuwa said unto him, You shall love YHWH your Elohiym with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbour as yourself

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Was this some brand new commandment that he was giving us, as many Christians often believe? Or was he quoting from the Towrah?

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 6:5 And you shall love YHWH your Elohiym with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 10:12 And now, Yisra’el, what does YHWH your Elohiym require of you, but to fear YHWH your Elohiym, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve YHWH your Elohiym with all your heart and with all your soul.

Wayyikra (Leviticus) 19:18 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbour as yourself: I am YHWH.

In all of his teachings, our Messiah made it evident that he was not coming to abolish the Towrah (Laws of our Creator). What does it mean to “abolish?” In Deuteronomy 12:32 we are commanded not to “add nor diminish” from the Towrah! 

If our Messiah was coming up with brand new commandments, he would have been guilty of “adding” to the Towrah, and thus he wouldve been violating (abolishing) the Towrah! So what he did he mean when he said this?

Yahuwchanon (John) 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

Was this really a brand new commandment?

#2537 kainos kahee-nos of uncertain affinity; new (especially in freshness; while 3501 is properly so with respect to age:--new; recently made fresh.

But it comes from this root word:

#3501 neos neh-os including the comparative neoteros neh-o-ter-os; a primary word; new, i.e. (of persons) youthful, or (of things) fresh; figuratively, regenerate:--new, young.

The Apostle Yahuwchanon (John) understood this well, when he wrote the following:

1st Yahuwchanon (John) 2:7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto youbut an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you have heard from the beginning. 
1st Yahuwchanon (John) 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines.
John called it a “new commandment” but he first pre-qualified what he meant by saying that this is not a new commandment but an old one! 
He was making it “new” again in our understanding, and in our ability to obey it. It was as if it was a fresh new commandment, because of the blood atonement of Messiah, (which cleanses us, and gives us a fresh new start).
By the power of the Ruwach haQodesh (Holy Spirit), we are now able to overcome the sinful nature, thereby enabling us to obey not only the letter of the Towrah, but to also obey it by the Spirit.
Love your Neighbor but Hate Your Enemy?
Does the Towrah really command us to hate our enemies?
Yahuwshuwa said, “You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy” (Mathew 5:43). 
This makes it sound as if Yahuwshuwa was replacing the Towrah’s law “To hate our enemies,” with a new law of love toward our enemies: 
“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). 
This interpretation plays well into the hands of those who believe that Yahuwshuwa came to replace the Towrah with a new law. While it certainly is true that the Towrah says, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18), it contains no commandment to hate your enemy. 
Instead, Yahuwshuwa contradicted what must have been a popular man-made tradition among the religious zealots of his day:
“Love your neighbor, but hate your enemy.” 
That is to say, “Love your fellow-Jew (i.e., your neighbor), but hate the Romans.” 
The Dead Sea community in Qumran went even further. They taught their followers to “Love all the sons of light … and hate all the sons of darkness,” understanding the sons of light as members of their own sect, and sons of darkness to be other Jews outside of their sect. This comes from the Doctrines of the Essenes. These sentiments do not derive from the Towrah. To learn more, see my other blog: What Are the Doctrines of the Essenes?
Regarding the fellow-Yahuwdiy (Jew), Towrah explicitly says, “You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart” (Leviticus 19:17). The Towrah requires a man to love even the stranger: “You shall love him as yourself” (Leviticus 19:34). 
Instead of instructing people to hate their enemies, the Towrah requires us to show kindness to enemies, and assist them when they fall into difficulty (Exodus 23:5, Deuteronomy 23:7). 
Proverbs teaches us, “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles” (Proverbs 24:17). Our Messiah brought correction to those who tried to justify hatred for their enemies. 
He told his disciples that, if they want to enter the kingdom, they must love their enemies, by blessing them instead of cursing them. 
He taught us that we should do good to them instead of evil. He told His disciples to pray for their persecutors: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” (Luke 6:27-28). 
Yahuwshuwa told his disciples that if they show love to their enemies, they prove themselves to be sons of their heavenly Father.
But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. (Matthew 5:44-45). 
His disciples are to show men impartiality, just as Elohiym sends rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous, and causes the sun to rise on both the wicked and the good (Matthew 5:45).