Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Halloween is a Roman Catholic Holiday

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

This blog was taken from the following website, with a few edits by Maria Merola.

On Halloween night, the streets of the United States (and many other countries) will be filled with children dressed in ghoulish costumes, going from door to door collecting candy. 

And its not just for the kids. Sinful parties with demonic costumes are everywhere this time of year. However, although it seems like October 31 is a creepy commemoration of communion with the dead (and like most things over the past 2,000 years, the Catholic church played an important role in the development of the holiday).

The date of Halloween also holds a special place in the hearts of Roman Catholics, because at sundown on October 31st began All Saints Day on November 1st.

First, a bit of history about the origins of Halloween. Halloween has its roots in some disturbing pagan practices. Around the same time that our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa was on the earth, the Celts dominated what is now known as Ireland, the UK, and Northern France. 

They celebrated the New Year on November 1st, but on the night prior to the New Year, they believed that the line between the living and the dead became blurred. 

Celtic priests, or Druids, thought that this particular night allowed them to easily communicate with the dead and look into the future to foretell, or divine, things to come. 

In order to conceal themselves and blend in with the evil spirits that were out in abundance this night, the Druids cloaked themselves in animal skins, skulls, bones, and whatever else they could find that looked like the spirits they wanted to talk to. 

You will notice that Halloween costumes are still often associated with death. 

The Day Of The Dead:

By around A.D. 43, the Roman Empire ruled the former Celtic lands. The Romans combined two of their own festivals (celebrating the Roman Goddess of fruit and a day of commemorating the dead) with the Celtic tradition of divination (mentioned earlier). 

Mixing the celebrations was a good political move for the Romans. As we know from the story of Balaam, Constantine, and numerous others, the devil has used the “mixing” spirit masterfully throughout history. Sound strange so far? 

It gets worse when the Catholic Church gets involved. A few hundred years later, in typical Catholic fashion of blending idolatry and Christianity, “All Saints Day” was established, and seemed to fit well with the Druid celebration of the dead. 

The holy day was put on November 1, the Celtic New Year. According to the church, All Saints Day, or “All Hallows Day” is a celebration of those who have “attained the beatific vision in Heaven.” 

Basically, it honors those who have died and gone to Heaven. In some cultures, people go to cemeteries to be with the souls of the departed and build private altars containing the favorite foods and beverages as well as photos and memorabilia of the departed. 

The intent is to encourage visits by the souls, so that the souls will hear the prayers and the comments of the living directed to them. November 1 is considered a day of obligation, which means that all Catholics must attend mass. 

The Druid/Pagan celebration mentioned earlier fell on the eve of All Hallows Day (All Saints Day), so it is called Hallows Eve. Also known as Halloween. And… it gets worse (Don’t worry, it gets better at the end of the article.) 

Holding to the politically-correct, all-inclusive spirit of the Catholic Church, they added another holiday on November 2. “All Souls Day” honors everyone that has died, whether they went to heaven or not. 

The “or not” part is a bit disturbing, but we won’t go into that in this article. Like the previous day, in some religious festivals the people dress as the dead, attempting to welcome spirits of the departed. 

This is the official Day Of The Dead and usually the last day of the celebration. That completes what could be the strangest three-day observance held by any religion in the world: The Catholic Day Of The Dead Holy Days. 

Ironically, October 31st is also another historic day, when the Roman Catholic Church was dealt a deadly blow. It's something rarely referred to by the Catholic Church, preferring rather to promote evil costumes and worship of the dead. 

Among Protestants in Germany, it was a little known holiday, started on October 31, 1517 that involves a church in Germany, ironically called All Saints Church. 

In the Church Age book, it is called Castle Church.

This is the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany, and started the Protestant Reformation. 

This explains why the Roman Catholic Church would rather honor everything demonic under the sun, rather than to acknowledge the day that Mystery Babylon Religion took a major blow in history!

Monday, October 30, 2023

Was Paul Condoning Pagan Holidays in Colossians 2:16?

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

Christians love to use Colossians 2:16 as an excuse to observe pagan holidays, but is that what he was telling the Colossians? 

Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days. 

In Colossians 2:16, context is key! 

Sha’ul (Paul) is telling the Colossians not to allow anyone to judge them for keeping the weekly and annual Sabbaths, according to Leviticus 23. 

He was telling them not to allow anyone to judge them for observing the New Moons according to Scripture (Deuteronomy 16:1), and for obeying the commandment to eat lamb for Passover in remembrance of Messiah (Exodus 12:8-9; Luke 22:19; 1st Corinthians 11:24-25).

You see, Paul was addressing the Essenes (who are to this day, into Gnosticism). The Essenes have many unbiblical practices such as ultra-strict ways of observing the Sabbath. To learn more about who these people are, see my other blogs:

The Essenes were also known for not rescuing their animal if it falls into a ditch on the Sabbath days. However, our Messiah corrected that practice, by telling us that keeping the 7th day holy should always be accompanied by saving life and doing good (Mark 3:4 & Luke 6:9). 

The Essenes are still (to this day) into worshiping angels, and they do not believe in eating meat. 

*Disclaimer: If you are a vegetarian or a vegan for health reasons, this is fine, but it should not be forced upon others as a doctrine leading to holiness, or to earn salvation. However, we are commanded to eat lamb for Passover once per year.

The Essenes also judged the Yahuwdiym (Jews) for drinking wine on Passover, (as our Messiah did to demonstrate his covenant meal). They also judged the Yahuwdiym (Jews) and for eating lamb for Passover, because they are strict Vegetarians. 

They believed in keeping a Vegan Passover (which is not biblical). It is just like Cain, who was unwilling to offer up lambs to YaHuWaH, (like his brother Abel). Cain would only offer up vegetables, which was not an acceptable offering. 

The Essenes do not believe in observing biblical New Moons (according to Deuteronomy 16:1 2nd Chronicles 23:31; Ezra 3:5; Nehemiah 10:33). 

Their New Moons are to this day observed on a Full Moon, rather than at the first sliver. 

This is because of a misunderstanding in Psalm 81:3. To learn more about how to observe a biblical New Moon, see my other blog: What Constitutes a Biblical New Moon?

Here is the break-down of what Colossians chapter 2 is telling us:

Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 

Colossians 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body [is] of Messiah. 

*Explanation: The word “IS” is in italics in Colossians 2:17, therefore, it was not there, in the original text. It was added by the English translators. 

Paul is saying “Let no man judge you......but the body of Messiah.” 

In other words, only those who are obeying our Messiah are allowed to judge you in these matters, not the Essenes. 

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 has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

*Explanation: The Gnostic Essenes are into worshiping to angels, praying to the dead, and worshiping deceased saints (like Roman Catholicism). 

Colossians 2:19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increases with the increase of Elohiym. 

*Explanation: Basically, the Essenes are not under the “headship” or authority of Messiah, as they had dismembered themselves from the body of Messiah. 

They did not believe in following the Temple ordinances of that day, and they kept to themselves, making up their own rules (which were often against the Laws of Yah). 

Colossians 2:20 Wherefore if you be dead with Messiah from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances...

*Explanation: Sha’ul (Paul) uses the Greek word for “ordinances,” which is “dogmatizo.” This word means to follow man-made rituals and ordinances, rather than the commandments of Yah.

Colossians 2:21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not; 

Colossians 2:22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? 

*Explanation: The Gnostic Essenes were practicing “DOCTRINES & COMMANDMENTS OF MEN!” 

They were not practicing the commandments of YaHuWaH properly, and even to this day, the Essenes hold to a lot of pagan mixture, man-made rules and regulations. 

Sha’ul was explaining the practice of the Essenes when he says “Do not touch, do not handle, do not taste meat or wine” (which are man-made restrictions). 

We are allowed to drink wine in small amounts during the Feasts of YaHuWaH, without getting drunk. 

Sha’ul also addresses these restrictions in 1st Timothy 4:1-4, calling them “Doctrines of Devils.” The doctrines of the Essenes are very much like Roman Catholicism, which forces abstinence from meat on certain Catholic holidays such as “Good Friday.” Few people realize that this custom originates with the worship of Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:14). To learn more, see these other blogs:

Roman Catholicism (like the Essenes) also enforces abstinence from marriage for nuns and priests, which violates the commandment in Genesis 1:22-28 to “Be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth.”
The Essenes also force abstinence from biblically allowable meat (from clean animals). Paul used the Greek word “broma” in 1st Timothy 4:3, which literally means “Foods allowed under the Mosaic Law.” He is telling us that we are allowed to eat meat from animals that are acceptable as food in Leviticus 11.

Colossians 2:23 Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh. 

*Explanation: The Essenes are like Roman Catholic Monks in Monasteries who believe that they are more holy if they abstain from meat, and flagellate themselves (whip themselves with leather straps). 

They deceive themselves into believing that they are displaying humility, but they are actually satisfying their flesh, by appearing to be holy outwardly for a show. 

To learn more about Gnosticism and the Essenes, see these other blogs:

Sha’ul (Paul) addresses pagan holidays again in his letter to the Galatians.

Galatiym (Galatians) 4:

8 Howbeit then, when you knew not Elohiym, you did service unto them which by nature are no gods. 

9 But now, after that you have known Elohiym, or rather are known of Elohiym, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage? 

10 You observe days, and months, and times, and years. 

When Sha’ul uses the phrase “weak and beggarly elements,”  this is referring to occult practices, such as witchcraft, and worshiping the elements within creation. The elements of the Zodiac and Alchemy or Witchcraft are as follows: fire, earth, metal, water, wood.

Let me paraphrase of what Sha’ul is saying:

When you did not know the Creator, of heaven and earth, the Almighty Elohiym of Abraham, Yitzchaq (Isaac) & Ya’aqob (Jacob), (and you were pagans), you served other gods by worshipping the created things in nature. 

However, now that you know the Elohiym of Yisra’el, why are you turning again to the weak elements of nature, such as holidays patterned after the zodiac signs?

Why do you desire to be in bondage again to paganism? You observe pagan pagan sun-god worshiping holidays patterned after the zodiac signs; you follow your astrological forecast, by observing times and years etc. 

Deuteronomy 18:10-11 forbids us from using the Zodiac signs for fortune-telling purposes, as this is called An abomination to YaHuWaH.” 

To learn more, see my other blog: Is There a Difference Between Astronomy & Astrology?

Saturday, October 28, 2023

What Kind of Gift Did Messiah Give Us?

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

What kind of gift did Yahuwshuwa give his followers when he died for us on the tree? 

Is the gift that when we die, we sleep in the dirt for thousands of years while worms eat our flesh? 


Only the body decays in the dirt! But our spirit and soul (neshema) goes immediately to be with YaHuWaH in Paradise! 

See 2nd Corinthians 5:6-8, Revelation 6:9-11; Revelation 7:9-17. 

Post-crucifixion qodeshiym (saints) are brought before the throne in heaven as his “FIRST-FRUITS WAVE SHEAF OFFERING!” 

That’s why it says the following in Ephesians 4: 

Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 

*Explanation: Who was in captivity, and who did he give gifts to? 

In Luke 16:22, we are told that all righteous souls (Pre-crucifixion) went to a place called ABRAHAM’S BOSOM, which is in the Lower Parts of the Earth! 

What kind of gift did he give to those in Abraham’s Bosom? 

If you keep on reading, it says that he “DESCENDED FIRST” to the lower parts of the earth (Abraham’s Bosom). 

Then, he “ASCENDED UP FAR ABOVE ALL HEAVENS,” which is what Scripture calls “The Third Heaven,” aka “Paradise!” 

See Luke 23:43, 2nd Corinthians 12:2-4; Revelation 2:7. 

Ephesians 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 

Ephesians 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 

What things did Messiah fulfill? 

Leviticus 23:20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the FIRST-FRUITS FOR A WAVE OFFERING before YHWH, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to YHWH for the priest.

Romans 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, WHICH HAVE THE FIRST-FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, WAITING FOR THE ADOPTION, THE REDEMPTION OF THE BODY. 

Ya’aqob (James) 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of FIRST-FRUITS of his creatures.

Pre-crucifixion qodeshiym (saints) went to Abraham’s Bosom upon death (in the lower parts of the earth). 

Why did Messiah descend into the lower parts of the earth? 

To redeem all those righteous souls that were in captivity in Abraham’s Bosom! (Luke 16:22). 

That is the gift he gave us, which is Eternal Life with him in Paradise!

Many people like to cite this passage as so-called proof that nobody goes to heaven: 

Yahuwchanon (John) 3:13 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 

This passage is telling us that nobody has BODILY ASCENDED YET! 

How do we know that is what John 3:13 is conveying? 

The context of John 3:13 is better understood, when reading the previous verses of John 3:1-12. 

The interaction that took place between our Messiah and Nicodemus was BEFORE the resurrection, and our Messiah was explaining that up until that point “no man” had ascended into heaven yet!

Yahuwchanon (John) 3: 

3 Yahuwshuwa answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of Elohiym. 

4 Nicodemus said unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 

5 Yahuwshuwa answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of Elohiym. 

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Ruwach (Spirit) is ruwach (spirit). 

*Explanation: our Messiah is making a distinction here between being born physically, (via the water in the amniotic sack of a womb), and being born spiritually from above (from heaven).

Yahuwchanon (John) 3: 

7 Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be born again. 

8 The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Ruwach (Spirit). 

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 

10 Yahuwshuwa answered and said unto him, Are you a master of Yisrael, and know not these things? 

11 Verily, verily, I say unto you, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and you receive not our witness. 

12 If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 

Yahuwshuwa was explaining to Nicodemus the difference between being born naturally into this world, and being born spiritually from above. This is the reason why he explained to Nicodemus that no man had ascended yet into heaven! 

You see, moving forward, our Messiah was going to descend into the lower parts of the earth (following his death on the tree), and he would then bring those righteous souls in Abraham's Bosom up to the 3rd heaven (Paradise), before the throne as his “FIRST FRUITS WAVE-SHEAF OFFERING!” 

In 1st Corinthians 15:44, we are told that there is “A NATURAL BODY & A SPIRITUAL BODY.” 

The spiritual body that we receive upon death houses our spirit and soul (neshama), until that future event, when all those who died in Messiah will be given a permanent, incorruptible, glorified body. 

Here is the Hebrew word for the spirit and soul: 

#H5397 nshamah nesh-aw-maw' from 5395; a puff, i.e. wind, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect or (concretely) breath, inspiration, soul, spirit. 

Therefore, the spiritual body that followers of Messiah receive upon death, is only a temporary one (which houses our neshesma), until that future day, when the bride of Messiah corporately receives “The redemption of the body.” 

Examples of the use of the word “neshama” can be found in the creation account, when YaHuWaH breathed into the nostrils of mankind, giving him breath: 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 2:7 And YHWH Elohiym formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life [neshama]; and man became a living soul [chay nephesh]. 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life [neshama], of all that was in the dry land, died. 

Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 37:1-14 bears this out, because we are told that when the corporate bride of Messiah is brought up from their graves, they will be given “New skin, flesh, and bones!” 

So what is a “spiritual body?” 

Our spiritual body houses our neshama—our soul and spirit, (upon death), until that future event known in Ezekiel 37, as “The Valley of the Dry Bones.” 

This is when our spirit and soul (neshema) will join our new glorified bodies! 

In the meantime, our neshema is being held by a temporary, spiritual body in heaven. 

Post-Crucifixion, when an unbeliever dies, he goes immediately to the torment side of Hades aka “Sheol or Hell.” 

At the final judgment, Sheol (Hades or Hell) will be emptied before The Great White Throne,” where its occupants will be judged prior to entering the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:13–15). 

On the other hand, when a believer in Messiah dies today, (Post-Crucifixion), he is “ABSENT FROM THE NATURAL BODY, AND PRESENT WITH YaHuWaH” in heaven (2nd Corinthians 5:6–9). 

There, he joins those who were redeemed by our Messiah from Abraham’s Bosom, as they are given “The First-fruits of the Spirit...until the redemption of the body!” (Romans 8:23). 

A resurrection awaits everyone—either a resurrection to eternal life or a resurrection to “Shame and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:2). 

Scripture clearly states that Post-Crucifixion believers who have died, will have their bodies resurrected at the event we call the “Harpazo” (Post-Tribulation Rapture), aka the catching away of the bride (1st Thessalonians 4:16–17). 

Both the Pre-Crucifixion & Post-Crucifixion followers of Yah will be joined to their glorified, immortal bodies at the end of the tribulation period, when Yahuwshuwa returns to earth to set up his millennial kingdom (Isaiah 26:19; Hosea 13:14). 

But their neshema (soul/spirit) will be awaiting the redemption of their bodies in Paradise before the throne (Revelation 6:9-11 & 7:9-17).

Monday, October 23, 2023

What Are You Grafted Into?

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

Ever since 1948, many born-again believers in Messiah, began recognizing that we if we belong to Yahuwshuwa (who many call Jesus), we are 
“grafted-into” the Olive Tree, which is Yisra’el.

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

Howshea (Hosea) 14:6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.

Despite receiving this revelation, there are many who are now sounding more like Adolf Hitler, and the Roman Emperor Constantine, who made an edict in the fourth century banning “All things Jewish,” to include all biblical holy days. See these other blogs: 

What cracks me up is that many of you who are claiming that Yisra’el is only the people, but not the LAND, also claim to be “GRAFTED INTO THE COMMONWEALTH OF YISRA’EL!” (Ephesians 2:12-19). 

The Greek word for Commonwealth is as follows: 

#4174. politeia pol-ee-ti'-ah from 4177 ("polity"); citizenship; concretely, a community:--commonwealth

#4177. polites pol-ee'-tace from 4172; a townsman:--citizen

How are you grafted into a land that supposedly does not exist? 

What are you grafted into? 

Trees must be planted into SOIL, aka LAND! 

If you are a “WILD BRANCH” GRAFTED INTO “NATURAL BRANCHES,” of the Olive Tree, you cannot survive, unless the Olive Tree is PLANTED INTO SOIL! 

See Ezekiel 37:16-19; Zechariah 4:1-14; Romans 11:16-24 & Revelation 11:4. 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 62:4 You shall no more be termed FORSAKEN; neither shall your land any more be termed DESOLATE: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beluah: for YaHuWaH delights in you, and YOUR LAND SHALL BE MARRIED. 

I often here Christians claim that they are “grafted into Christ,” (instead of physical Yisra’el), and they use these verses: 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Yishai (Jesse), and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Yishai (Jesse), which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. 

Romans 15:12 And again, Isaiah says, There shall be a root of Yishai (Jesse), and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. 

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

The original Olive Tree is Yisra’el in Jeremiah 11:16. But in the above verses, we are told that out of King David’s father (Jesse) shall come a ROOT and a BRANCH! 

This means that while our Messiah is also the Creator of all things from eternity (John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17); he is also a physical descendant of King David, and his lineage can be traced back to Adam & Eve (see both genealogies in Matthew 1:1-17 & Luke 3:23-38). 

The fact that Yahuwshuwa is the “Root & Offspring” of King David, (on the side of both earthly parents), is proof that we are grafted into the actual lineage and DNA of the nation (Land) of Yisra’el! 

Even though our Messiah was conceived by the Ruwach haQodesh (Holy Spirit), the purpose of his first coming was to save and redeem the NATURAL BRANCHES (Yisra’el), which means the LAND & THE PEOPLE OF THAT LAND!

However, the restoration of natural Yisrael was delayed at that time (because of their rejection of Yahuwshuwa as Messiah). Even though our Messiah cursed the fig tree (symbolic of the nation of Yisrael), he also promised that the fig tree would begin to blossom again (Matthew 24:32; Mark 13:28; Luke 13:6; 21:29).

It would be delayed until May 14th 1948, when according to the punishment prescribed for Yisrael & Yahuwdah (Judah) in Ezekiel 4:4-6, it had finally ended. This is when YaHuWaH allowed those from the natural branches of the Olive Tree (who had been exiled in the nations) to return to their own land.

It is also important to understand, that the season for figs to blossom in Yisrael begins in mid-May, but they are harvest in late June, in time for the Feast of Shabuoth (Pentecost). However, there is yet another harvest for figs in Yisrael in early September, which is at the time of the Feast of Trumpets!

This illustrates that there shall be two harvesting of figs! The blossoming began on May 14th 1948. On June 7th, 1967, Yisra’el captured Jerusalem for the first time since the Babylonian Captivity. This was the beginning of the fig harvest.

The final end-time harvest of figs will be on the Feast of Trumpets. This is when all born-again believers in Messiah shall be caught up to meet him in the air; for the bride shall be whisked off to heaven for a seven-day honeymoon, before returning to earth as his army. 

See my other blogs to understand the timing of these events: 

To see Scriptural support for the fig tree beginning to blossom in 1948, see my other blog: The Fig Tree Prophecy

At the same time that Messiah’s lineage is traced to the EARTHLY KING DAVID, his Heavenly Father’s blood and DNA was also in his veins, as found by Ron Wyatt with the blood of Yahuwshuwa on the Mercy Seat! 

This is only possible, because YaHuWaH created the placenta in the womb, so that the baby’s blood never mingles with the blood of its mother. 

This is why a mother can have a different blood type than her child. Our Messiah received all the Chromosomes of his earthly mother for his physical body, but his sinless blood was the Heavenly Father’s blood! 

This means that Yahuwshuwa could not have been our Messiah, UNLESS he was BOTH: 

100% HUMAN FLESH & 100% DIVINE! 

He had to possess both natures AT THE SAME TIME! 

He had to come in the same HUMAN FORM as us sinners, so that he could die ON OUR BEHALF! 

But he also had to be 100% YaHuWaH, so that his blood could be sinless, perfect and without blemish! 

Otherwise, his blood would have been powerless to SAVE & REDEEM! 

Revelation 22:16 is meaningless, if you think the Root of David is ONLY some kind of cosmic root in the realm of the Spirit! 

In Genesis 49, Ya’aqob (Jacob) prophesied over his fourth son, Yahuwdah (Judah), but it was also a prophecy of our Messiah at the same time: 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 49:8 Yahuwdah, you are he whom your brethren shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before you. 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 49:9 Yahuwdah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Yahuwdah, nor a Towrah-giver from between his feet, until Shiyloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 49:11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his donkey's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: 

Hebrews 7:14 says that Malkiy-Tzedeq (Melchizedek) “SPRANG” out of Yahuwdah (Judah)! 

Why did our Messiah have to be born into the physical Tribe of Yahuwdah (Judah) in order to become the Kinsman Redeemer for Yisra’el? 

Because we humans are made of flesh, and flesh comes from soil!

Adam was created from soil, and our Messiah is called “The Last Adam who became a quickening Spirit!” (1st Corinthians 15:45). 

Yahuwshuwa had to become ONE OF US (born in the likeness of sinful flesh, Romans 8:3), yet, he was without sin. 

He had to become our Kinsman Redeemer (a close physical relative) of King David, so that he could restore the Twelve Tribes back to the Kingdom of Yisra’el! 

All Twelve Tribes were united under King David, before his father Solomon committed idolatry with all those heathen wives. After Solomon died, the Kingdom of Yisra’el was divided into two separate nations, and they have remained divided ever since! 

During his 1,000-year reign on earth, Yahuwshuwa is first going to restore the EARTHLY KINGDOM, of David. 

And, then, in the 8th Millennium, THE EARTHLY & HEAVENLY KINGDOM BECOME ONE! 


You cannot claim that you are “GRAFTED INTO MESSIAH,” while attempting to by-pass his EARTHLY DESCENDANTS FROM JUDAH! 

YaHuWaH’s plan is to restore the Earthly Kingdom of David back to it’s former glory during his 1,000-year reign on earth! 

That must happen first! 

YaHuWaH’s original covenant began with Abraham & pieces of FLESH! 

There is no Abrahamic Covenant without the DIVIDING OF FLESH! 

Similarly, the RENEWED COVENANT of our Messiah involved Yahuwshuwa’s FLESH being broken and divided! 

Therefore, when Romans 11, speaks of Gentiles being grafted into THE OLIVE TREE, it’s a NATURAL OLIVE TREE HERE ON EARTH! 

It’s NOT some cosmic Olive Tree in the New Jerusalem! 

The Tree of Life in the New Jerusalem, is something that we will partake of in the 8th Millennium, after the EARTHLY KINGDOM of Yisra’el has been restored, and then transformed! 

We are not going back to the Restored Garden of Eden until the 8th Millennium! 

Saturday, October 21, 2023

The Shield of David versus the Star of Moloch

By Maria Merola אריאל 

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, August 2002-2023

In these times that we are now living in, the spiritual warfare has greatly increased, as we see many falling away from the truth of Scripture. Satan knows that his days are numbered, which is why he has infiltrated the community of believers in Messiah with many false shepherds and false doctrines.

One of these false doctrines seeks to steal away worship from the real Messiah, and give credit to Satan for YaHuWaHs Creation. The true essence of idolatry, is accurately described in the first chapter of Romans as changing the truth into a lie:

Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,  

Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible Elohiym into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.  

Romans 1:24 Wherefore Elohiym also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 

Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of Elohiym into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Awmane.

What we learn from these verses, is that everything in creation is meant to teach us about the nature and character of our Creator, but Satan has been trying since the beginning of time, to hijack, distort, corrupt and pervert all of it for his own glory.

There are many things within creation that point to our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa. But the devil has hijacked those things, and he has convinced people that he owns them now. 

And if you believe him, (and you give him the credit for what YaHuWaH creates), how are you any different than Eve when she listened to the serpent?

There is a growing number of people within the community of believers who have accepted the lie of the serpent, that the Modern State of Yisrael is not legitimate, and that we should not be giving our support to the citizens, because they claim that the 6-pointed star on the Israeli flag is what was spoken of in Amos 5:26 & Acts 7:43.

However, in this blog, I am going to illustrate that the origins of the 6-pointed star are found throughout the Scriptures, and they are all pointing prophetically to our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa.

Contrary to what many of you have been taught on YouTube, and social media, the 6-pointed star is NOT the Star of Moloch or Remphan! 

It is the the 8-pointed Star of Ishtar that is being described in Amos 5:26 & Acts 7:4. Pictured here is a popular amulet that is sold on websites, and is used by witches and Wiccans.

Stay with me, because I will be showing images from an Archaeological Dig in Shiloh, where remnants of the Temple of Solomon were found. 
The priestly garments were found, and clay Pomegranates with 6-pointed CROWNS/STARS on top.

Did you know that YaHuWaH commanded Mosheh (Moses) to MAKE POMEGRANATES for the Temple? 


Just because the devil is notorious for hijacking symbols, to steal the glory away from YaHuWaH, this does not mean that the 6-pointed star is inherently evil, or pagan. 

Shemoth (Exodus) 28:33 And beneath UPON THE HEM OF IT YOU SHALL MAKE POMEGRANATES of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about: 

(Shemoth) Exodus 28:34 A golden bell and a POMEGRANATE, a golden bell and a POMEGRANATE, upon the hem of the robe round about. 

(Shemoth) Exodus 39:24 And THEY MADE UPON THE HEMS OF THE ROBE POMEGRANATES of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen. 

(Shemoth) Exodus 39:25 And THEY MADE bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the POMEGRANATES UPON THE HEM OF THE ROBE, round about between the POMEGRANATES;

(Shemoth) Exodus 39:26 A bell and a POMEGRANATE, a bell and a POMEGRANATE, round about the hem of the robe to minister in; as YHWH COMMANDED Moses. 

1st Malakiym (Kings) 7:18 And HE MADE the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with POMEGRANATES: and so did he for the other chapiter. 

1st Malakiym (Kings) 7:20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars had POMEGRANATES also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the POMEGRANATES were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter. 

1st Malakiym (Kings) 7:42 And four hundred POMEGRANATES for the two networks, even two rows of POMEGRANATES for one network, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters that were upon the pillars; 

2nd Melakiym (Kings) 25:17 The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and POMEGRANATES upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work. 

2nd Dibrey ha'Yamiym (Chronicles) 3:16 And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and MADE A HUNDRED POMEGRANATES, and put them on the chains. 

2nd Dibrey ha'Yamiym (Chronicles) 4:13 And four hundred POMEGRANATES on the two wreaths; two rows of POMEGRANATES on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were upon the pillars. 

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 52:22 And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was five cubits, with network and POMEGRANATES upon the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar also and the POMEGRANATES were like unto these. 

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 52:23 And there were ninety and six POMEGRANATES on a side; and all the POMEGRANATES upon the network were an hundred round about.

The Pomegranate is a highly prophetic symbol of our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa, and YaHuWaH commanded Moses use it as a decoration in the Tabernacle of Moses. Despite the fact that the devil has tried to hijack this symbol to steal worship away from the REAL STAR, (Yahuwshuwa), the Israeli Flag features this same 6-pointed Star, as a “PROPHETIC SIGN,” of our Messiah.

Whether they are even aware of it, (or not), YaHuWaH has a sense of humor!

I believe that our Elohyim deliberately allowed this symbol to appear on the Israeli flag, even if the Kabbalists and the Illuminati have had other nefarious reasons for using this star!

This star was prophesied about in Numbers 24:17, and I explain this in greater detail as we progress in this teaching. Our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa is the only true star, and he said that he would return within “ONE GENERATION” after the “FIG TREE” (Israel) blossoms! (See Isaiah 66:7, Matthew 24:32-24 & Psalm 90:10).

*Disclaimer: Even though the Illuminati probably used the six-pointed star on the Israeli flag for their occult purposes, YaHuWaH knows it's a prophetic sign of the soon coming Messiah! 

The devil wants us to believe that the 6-pointed star is symbolic of “Moloch,” who is a FALSE KING, but it represents the REAL KING, who is called “The Bright & Morning Star” in Revelation 22:16. 

He is also called The Star of Jacob in Numbers 24:17. 

Did you know that YaHuWaH allows evil to exist for his purposes? 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I YHWH do all these things. Pomegranates are used on the hems of the priest’s garments.

Pomegranates are also used on the Scepters for the Kings of Yahuwdah (Judah), according to Genesis 49:10. Back in 2015, I asked the Father if the earth is flat. 

Here is what he showed me. YaHuWaH showed me that many things in his creation are “SPHERICAL-SHAPED,” such as Atom Molecules, water bubbles, air bubbles, most fruits and vegetables, etc.

He said to me, that NOTHING in his creation is shaped like a “FLAT DISC.” 

He showed me that Pomegranates represent the SPHERE OF THE EARTH (which is like a womb). 

The SIX-POINTED CROWN/STAR ON TOP of the Pomegranate represents our Messiah, who is the King of the World! 

Pomegranates contain “MANY SEEDS,” (which look like drops of blood). Pomegranate seeds also represent “THE SEED OF ABRAHAM,” purchased with the BLOOD OF THE LAMB! 

If the Shield of David is Pagan, Why did our Messiah Attend the Synagogue Where it Was on Display?

One of the earliest known uses of the Star of David is a decorative stone carving from the synagogue in Capernaum, found near the Sea of Galilee in Yisrael. This is the Synagogue where our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa attended. 

All four gospels report that Yahuwshuwa visited Capernaum in Galilee and often attended the synagogue there: 

Matthew 4:13 describes Yahuwshuwa leaving Nazareth and settling in Capernaum.

Mark 1:21–28 describes Yahuwshuwa teaching and healing in the synagogue.

Luke 4:16–37 describes Yahuwshuwa teaching regularly in the synagogue.

Luke 4:23, describes where Yahuwshuwa was speaking in the Nazareth synagogue: What has been heard done  in Capernaum.

John 6:22–59 contains Yahuwshuwa’s Bread of Life Discourse; verse 59 confirms that Yahuwshuwa taught this doctrine in the Capernaum synagogue!

Pictured here, is just one many photos that a friend of mine took in 2023, when he went to visit Yisra’el in Capernaum.

This, and many other stones with the Shied of David are present in the Capernaum Synagogue where our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa spoke. I am more than certain He would not have entered a building that would've condoned pagan worship. 

The Back Story About the Hexagram

What many of you may not realize, is that before the Ark of the Covenant was captured by the Philistines, the seven-branched menorah made a reflection onto the temple floor of a 6-pointed star! 

This was indicative of the Presence of YaHuWaH in the Temple.

However, after the Ark of the Covenant was taken away, the seven-branched menorah no longer made that reflection onto the floor.

Therefore, some of the corrupt priests tried to fake the presence of YaHuWaH in the Temple, by painting the 6-pointed star onto the floor, and this is where the occultists get the idea of painting a Hexagram on the floor!

The Star of Moloch/Remphan is the 8-pointed star, not the 6-pointed star! 

The 6-pointed star appears on the top of every Pomegranate, and YaHuWaH commanded us to decorate his Temple with Pomegranates! 

The “Star of Moloch” spoken of in Amos 5:26 & Acts 7:43 is describing the 8-pointed Star of Ishtar!

The prophecy in Numbers 24:17 is about our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa:

Bamidbar (Numbers) 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not near: there shall come a Star out of Ya’aqob (Jacob), and a Sceptre shall rise out of Yisra’EL, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. 

The Hebrew word for “Star” is “Kowkab,” which tells us a story in Paleo Hebrew Letters: 

Kaph - The Open Palm. 
Waw - The Nail. 
Kaph - The Open Palm. 
Beyt - The House of Yisra’el. 

The message we get from this word “Kowkab” is below: 

“He opened both palms (kaph), and he was nailed (waw), for Both Houses (beyt) of Yisra’EL!” 

Every snowflake that YaHuWaH created looks like this 6-pointed star under a microscope! 

The devil doesnt own snowflakes, nor does he own water molecules!

The 6-pointed Star is a prophetic picture of our Messiah, who is the Star of Jacob (Numbers 24:17) and the Bright & Morning Star (Revelation 22:16). 

The Word of YaHuWaH is likened to snow that melts and waters the earth.

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 55:10 For as the rain comes down, and THE SNOW FROM HEAVEN, and returns not there, but WATERS THE EARTH, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 55:11 SO SHALL MY WORD BE THAT GOES FORTH OUT OF MY MOUTH: IT SHALL NOT RETURN UNTO ME VOID, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. 

I find it amazing that YaHuWaH used the Eclipse of October 14th 2023, to display the 6-pointed Star of Ya’aqob (Jacob) from Numbers 24:17, which is a prophetic symbol of our Messiah! 

Bamidbar (Numbers) 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not near: there shall come A STAR OUT OF YA’AQOB (JACOB), and A SCEPTER OUT OF YISRA’EL, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. 

YaHuWaH also displayed to us his SON, who is called “THE SHEMESH [SUN] OF RIGHTEOUSNESS” in Malachi 4:2, because he arises with healing in his wings! 

He also showed us that Yahuwshuwa, our Messiah is “THE BRIGHT & MORNING STAR” (Revelation 22:16). 

Not only that, but he did it on the Sabbath, SEVEN DAYS AFTER the attacks on his HOLY LAND! 

The devil has many of you tricked into believing that the devil is the bright and morning star, and that he owns the 6-pointed star! 

But in fact, the devil has hijacked this symbol, to convince you that he is the Messiah, and you believed him! 

Satan is a THIEF & A ROBBER!

I am reminded of this passage:

Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 

Now, I am not using this passage as an excuse to condone idolatry, or pagan holidays, such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc. I am merely trying to illustrate that all of YaHuWaH’s creation is intended to teach us about him, but the devil also uses the creation to try and divert our worship towards him instead.

To those who love our Messiah, we see him in every aspect of the creation! At this website, there are some fascinating facts about what has become known as the Israeli Survivor Flower: The Flower of David

There are many ways in which the devil counterfeits our Messiah, and seeks to steal worship away from Yahuwshuwa.

Does the Magen David Equal 666?

Those who think they have found their “smoking gun” that “The Shield of David” is Satanic, are not seeing the entire picture.

The diagram below, shows the Shield of David erroneously being called “The Star of Remphan,” but it is not! 

The Star of Remphan from Amos 5 & Acts 7 is the 8-pointed star of Ishtar. 

The diagram below displays the Shield of David as having 6 points, 6 triangles and 6 sides, but this is incorrect! 

There are 24 points for 24 Elders in Heaven. 

There are 12 triangles for 12 Tribes of Yisra’el. 

There are 12 sides for 12 Apostles. 

Grand Total = 48. 

In Numbers 24:17, there is a prophecy about our Messiah, who is called “The Star of Jacob.” 

In Revelation 22:16, he is called “The Bright & Morning Star.” 

The Hebrew word “kowkab” (star) has a numerical value of 48:

Kaph = 20 
Waw = 6 
Kaph = 20 
Beyt = 2 

Total = 48 

The message we get from this Hebrew word “kokab” is as follows: 

Kaph - The Open Palm of the Hand. 
Waw - The Nail. 
Kaph - The Open Palm of the Hand. 
Beyt - The House or the Family. 

Yahuwshuwa opened both palms of his hands (Kaph & Kaph) as he was nailed (Waw) for Both Houses of  Yisra’el (Beyt), uniting us into one family! 

48 divided by 4 = 12. 

When Messiah returns, he will gather the 12 Tribes from the 4 Directions/Quadrants (Corners) of the earth!

What does the name “Jew” means and where did it come from?

The name “Yahuwdiy” (Jew) did not start with Judaism! 

It started with Jacob & Leah’s 4th son named Yahuwdah (Judah) in Genesis 29:35. 

Lately, I keep seeing a Meme going around on Facebook where people are claiming that the word “Yahuwdiy” (Jew) means “Belonging to the religion of Judaism.” 

This is utterly false, because the “FIRST MENTION” of the name “YaHuWDaH” (Judah) is seen in Genesis 29:35. 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 29:35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise YaHuWaH: therefore she called his name YaHuWDaH (Judah); and left bearing.

So, you see, the origin of the name “Yahuwdiy” (Jew) began with Leah giving birth to her fourth son, and naming him Yahuwdah (Judah)! 

The name “YaHuWDaH” (Judah) means “I will praise YaHuWaH!” 

If the name “Yahuwdiy” (Jew) means “Belonging to Judaism,” then our Messiah would have been telling the Samaritan Woman that “Salvation is of Judaism!” 

But that is NOT what he was telling her! 

Yahuwchanon (John) 4:22 You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: FOR SALVATION IS OF THE YAHUWDIYM (JEWS)! 

He was telling her that Salvation comes through the Tribe of Yahuwdah (Judah), because this is the Tribe that holds the Scepter of the Kingdom (Genesis 49:10) and this is the Tribe chosen to bring forth Melchizedek, our Messiah! 

Hebrews 7:14 says that our Master “Sprang out of Judah!” 

Revelation 5:5 says that Yahuwshuwa is “The Lion of the Tribe of Yahuwdah!” 

As a matter of fact, the name “YaHuWDaH” (Judah) is the Father’s name (YaHuWaH) with the added letter “Dalet” (The Door) inside! 

The name “YaHuWaH” means: “Hand Behold, Nail Behold!” 

The name YaHuWDaH means that we Behold the one who was pierced for us, because he is the DOOR, the only way to the Father!

Our Messiah is the “Door” to the Sheep: 

Yahuwchanon (John) 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that enters not by THE DOOR into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 

Yahuwchanon (John) 10:2 But he that enters in by THE DOOR is the shepherd of the sheep. 

Yahuwchanon (John) 10:7 Then said Yahuwshuwa unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I AM THE DOOR OF THE SHEEP.