Warning With Instruction For Christianity “COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE”

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Revelation 18:4, Chapters 2 & 3 

The book of Revelation communicates a strong message of warning to the Church of Yahusha the Messiah.  It tells of the present condition and the future destiny of the people who fill the pews every Sunday morning and call themselves by the name of “Jesus.”  It speaks of what is wrong with the Christian Church of the last days, and pleads with her to repent of her sins and lawless ways.  It graphically portrays the Christian Church as an Harlot at the time just prior to his return!  And it begs the members of that congregation to “come out of her, my people.”

The time for any willing to shake loose from bias through viewing the big picture on how Yehovah views congregations has arrived; therefore know that only our creator can open the eyes of those He chooses according to truth of scripture never taught – whereas all others will be hardened just as written in Romans 9:15-18, or remain with natural minds without spiritual knowledge. 1 Corinthians 2:14

Know also that those which have become totally disassociated with this world of religion and human ways — have been called out of this world in John 15:19 to walk their commanded walk as instructed in Colossians 3, and not the way this world of Christianity walks. Want better understanding of John 15:18-21?

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/LR4Qwb/how_christians_lacking_spiritual_knowledge_hate_god

As a very true and genuine believer, I am ready to suffer through affliction as written in Matthew 24 and Revelation 6 — are you? Did knot Yeshua suffer? are we not to follow His steps?

Concerning Torah keepers and those who worship Yehovah — how sure of not being amongst those in Isaiah 59 are you? What have you ever really done for others even if it means a little self sacrifice? Do you really love others as yourself? Through this past decade, I have seen but few, and even those were as a one time help with nothing more. Read Luke 6:38 while knowing what you can expect during famine, or Psalms 33:18-21 with or without Yehovah’s mercy going back to Romans 9:18 KJV.

The book of Revelation has been badly misinterpreted and poorly misunderstood by most Christians.  Our fathers have inherited lies.  These lies have been passed down from generation to generation resulting in a set of core beliefs which bear no resemblance to what the Scriptures actually teach.  We have been taught that Revelation speaks of what is going to happen in the future after the church has been snatched up into heaven in an alleged pre tribulation rapture.  We have been told that the sorrowful events of the Revelation will not affect the church of Jesus Christ.  They tell us that all those things will happen to unbelievers in the future after the true believers are gone.  But none of that is true.

The book of Revelation has been given to the “messengers of the congregation” as a warning and a plea to examine herself and to repent so as not to be recipients of the final wrath of Elohim.  In chapters two and three, Yeshua the Messiah sends rebukes and warnings to his people because they are not fully obeying his word.  From there till almost the end of the book, Elohim sends difficulties, calamities and disasters to the inhabitants of planet Earth to provoke his people and the rest of earth’s inhabitants to repentance.  Then toward the end of Revelation, just before the final wrath of Yahuwah falls, Yahusha portrays the institutional church as an harlot riding the Beast, unwilling to repent of her harlotries.  And he begs the true believers to “come out of her, my people.”  And those who refuse to leave Babylon’s practices are judged!

Proper names of the Father and Son not used in this article can be found in links below for any being few seeking spiritual understanding on world deception.

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/ZOXmRb/the-true-pronunciation-of-the-sacred-name

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/NZ1l1v/how-yeshua-became-jesus

What are the sins of the Christian churches which Yahuwah is begging her to repent of?  The church isn’t really that bad, is it?  What is it that the Christian churches believe and practice that has gotten Elohim so angry with her that he refers to her as an harlot?

Harlotry in the Scriptures

To understand what harlotry represents in the book of Revelation requires a bit of background study in the Tanak (Old Testament).  Before we can properly understand the harlot of Revelation 17, 18 and her acts of harlotry, we must find out from the Torah and the Prophets precisely who might be fitting of such a notorious appellation.

The term “harlot” in its various forms occurs over 100 times in the New American Standard Bible.  As we would expect, quite a few of those times, it refers to the act of marital infidelity.  Rahab of Jericho is referred to as an harlot, presumably because of her immoral lifestyle as seen in her chosen profession (Joshua 2).  Judah’s daughter-in-law Tamar played the harlot by tricking him into sleeping with her so that she could raise up seed for her deceased husband (Genesis 38).  There are additionally references to both male and female temple prostitutes, exhortations (in Proverbs) to flee from the immorality of hooking up with a prostitute, and statements in the Torah of judgments against marital unfaithfulness.

The core meaning of harlotry and prostitution is that of being committed in a relationship and in a vow with one individual and breaking that vow by becoming physically attached to another individual.  The marital commitment is not to be made lightly.  It is expected to last a lifetime.  Thus, when a person betrays that commitment by sleeping with another, he has broken the vow and endangered (perhaps put to death) the relationship with his\her spouse.

Accordingly, the term harlotry came to be used of the broken relationship between Yahuwah and his people as a result of their sinful ways.  In fact, “harlot” and “harlotry” are used more frequently in this sense in the Scriptures.  In the first instance of our word used in that context, Moses scolds the Israelites:

for you shall not worship any other god, for Yahuwah, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous Elohim — otherwise you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they would play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone might invite you to eat of his sacrifice (Exodus 34:14,15, NAS)

‘Playing the harlot with their gods’ is a expression which suggests that Israel might walk away from worshiping Yah in the way he desires, and go worship the way the unbelievers do.  This would constitute ‘harlotry” in Yahuwah’s sight.

By turning to any other god, Yah’s people are committing spiritual adultery.  So, as in the text to follow, offering a child to Molech, the god of fire, is harlotry:

‘If the people of the land, however, should ever disregard that man when he gives any of his offspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death, then I Myself will set My face against that man and against his family, and I will cut off from among their people both him and all those who play the harlot after him, by playing the harlot after Molech. (Leviticus 20:4,5)

Likewise, to listen to and heed spiritists, card and palm readers and the like, is unfaithfulness to the Elohim of heaven:

As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people. (Leviticus 20:6 NAS)

The prophets used a lot of ink to rebuke unfaithful Yisrael and Yehuda regarding their turning to and worshiping other gods.  Isaiah speaks of the sins of the people of Jerusalem and declares:

How the faithful city has become a harlot, She who was full of justice! Righteousness once lodged in her, But now murderers. (Yeshayahu 1:21 NAS)

Jeremiah speaks in the same vein:

Then Yahuwah said to me in the days of Josiah the king, “Have you seen what faithless Israel did? She went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and she was a harlot there.  “I thought, ‘After she has done all these things she will return to Me’; but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.  “And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also. (Yirmyahu 3:6-8 NAS)

And Ezekiel uses this metaphor in several rebukes, in chapters 6, 16, 20, 23.  For example,

These things will be done to you because you have played the harlot with the nations, because you have defiled yourself with their idols. (Yechezqel 23:30 NAS)

And finally, Hosea gets in on the act:

They will eat, but not have enough; They will play the harlot, but not increase, Because they have stopped giving heed to Yahuwah.  Harlotry, wine and new wine take away the understanding.  My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner’s wand informs them; For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray, And they have played the harlotdeparting from their Elohim. (Hoshea 4:10-12 NAS)

The picture portrayed of Elohim’s covenant nation of ancient times is clearly that of a stubborn, backsliding people who want to worship Elohim in their own way.  They prefer to worship Elohim in the manner which He finds to be offensive and reprehensible.  He is a jealous Elohim.  He described in detail the manner in which his people are to worship Him.  But his people wanted to worship Him by using the same customs and practices which their pagan neighbors used to worship their idol gods.  Thus, he regarded them as unfaithful to His ways and labeled them an harlot.

The Harlot of Revelation

So when we look at the metaphor of the harlot in the book of Revelation, we have a long standing history of Elohim’s people as a reference to guide us in our understanding.  It makes perfect sense that the sense of the term “harlot” as used by the New Covenant prophets would be at least similar and likely identical to the sense in which the Old Covenant prophets used that term.  The harlot of Revelation can be nothing else but the people living in the last days who claim to be Elohim’s people through the New Covenant, who, like their counterpart of old, want to be called by Elohim’s name (worshippers of “Jesus”) but who want to worship Him in their own way, like their unbelieving neighbors who worship false gods.  Thus, the Harlot is the Christian Church, worshipping “God” and practicing their faith in their own way, and not the way that Elohim has revealed in His word as the only proper and acceptable way to worship Him.

The harlot of the book of Revelation is described as sitting on a beast:

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.” Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. This title was written on her forehead: MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Yahusha. When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. (Revelation 17:1-6, NIV)

In this passage, the Beast is described as having seven heads and ten horns.  The identical details about the Beast are given in Revelation 13, where the additional details depict a politico-religious system of the last days which will control world economy and stand opposed to Elohim:

He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority…Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast… (verses 1,2,4). 

There are several striking similarities between this beast from the sea and the fourth beast in Daniel’s vision (chapter 7).  Both have ten horns.  The ten horns of both represent ten kings.  Both are set in the context of the conflict in the last days.  Both persecute the saints of Elohim.  And both will ultimately be overthrown when Elohim sets up his everlasting kingdom.

At one time the harlot is described in the same terms as the Beast and then at another time there seems to be a clear distinction between the two.  This confusion over identifying the Beast and the Harlot who rides the Beast may best be reconciled as follows:  The city of Rome is the Beast.  And the Church which has its headquarters in Rome is the harlot which rides the Beast (resides in Rome).

Confirmation of this identification of the Beast as being the city of Rome can be seen in history.  First, at the time of the writing of Revelation, Rome was the great persecutor of the Christian Church, and thus fulfills Revelation 18:24: “And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth.”  And up through till after the time of the Reformers, Rome has been the city where all who find faith in the Scriptures rather than in the Roman Church have been persecuted and killed.

For many centuries, Bible interpreters have been saying that the beast of Daniel 7, Revelation 13 and Revelation 17 springs up from Rome.  This interpretation is still held by many expositors in our own day because of the enormous weight of evidence pointing to the city of Rome. First, we might consider that the seven heads of the beast “are seven hills on which the woman sits” (Revelation 17:9).  From ancient times, Rome has been customarily referred to as ‘the city of seven hills.’

The method of historical interpretation, which views the prophesies of Revelation as being fulfilled historically during the church age, sees the prophecy of the ten horns of the beast, which represent ten kings, fulfilled in the 5th century C.E.  At that time the Roman Empire split up into ten distinct tribes, which roughly correspond to present day Europe. This interpretation was one of the main tenants of the Great Reformation, which saw in the Church that resides in Rome a complete fulfillment of those biblical prophecies. William Kimball points out that “the twofold truth that ‘the just shall live by faith’ and the claim that the Roman Church characterized the antichrist system represented the battle cry of the Reformation.” (Kimball, pp.30,31)  So the Beast refers to the City of Rome, or the institutions which were headquartered in Rome.

Babylon and the Harlot Identified

The Harlot, on the other hand, refers to the people who call themselves by “God”s name who are in Rome.  The Harlot is seen as riding the Beast because the Christian Church in Rome has always used governmental authority to enforce her edicts.  The Book of Revelation even identifies the harlot by the title that is written on her forehead:

This title was written on her forehead: MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH (Revelation 17:5)

Recall that the name of the Father (Yahuwah) and the name of the Lamb (Yahusha) are written on the foreheads of those who belong to Elohim (Revelation 14:1).  But there is a different name written upon the followers of the Beast.  The harlot woman who rides the Beast, comprised of those people who worship the Beast, is identified as those who have the same characteristics as those of ancient Babylon.  We need to merely identify the worship practices of the ancient Babylonians, and we will know the worship style of those who comprise the Beast system, and will thereby confirm the identity of the Harlot!

The Babylonian mother-child cult religious system is well known in history.  The false worship it fosters is summarized in three specific worship practices.  It featured worship on the first day of the week in honor of the “invincible sun.”  It promotes worship of “god” on the birthday of the cult-son at the winter solstice at or around December 25.  And it demands worship of “god” at the spring equinox sunrise service to honor the resurrection (rebirth) of Ishtar (hence, “Easter”).  In contrast to their worship practices, the Scriptures make it clear that Elohim is to be worshipped in truth by keeping His Sabbath day, and by observing the festival Holy Days of Passover and Tabernacles.  But the Babylonian worshippers want to worship him on Sunday instead of on the Sabbath day which He sanctified, on Easter instead of on Passover which is when Yahusha told his disciples to remember him, and on Christmas instead of on Tabernacles which is when Yahusha was really born!

What group practices these same three worship customs?  Why, of course, it’s the Christian Church!

Note that the name written of the harlot’s forehead is “Mother of Harlots.”  The Church at Rome is the Harlot.  And the fact that she is the Mother of Harlots corresponds to the fact that the rest of the Christian Churches of the world are her daughters.  The Protestant Christian denominations of the world are rightly called her daughters because, although they claim to be in “protest” of her doctrines, they still follow in the mother church’s footsteps when it comes to customs, traditions and practices.  The mother church practices the pagan customs, traditions and holidays of the pagan Babylonian sun-god worshippers, and the daughter churches – the Protestant churches – do the same.  They are her offspring because they practice the same traditions that she does.  They put into practice all the abominable practices of her mother – the Roman Catholic Church – when they celebrate “the Son” on Sunday, Christmas and Easter, which they erroneously believe honors Elohim.  But he hates those things.

And Elohim will judge that institution.  In one day, the mother church will be destroyed:

After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird.  “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.”  I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues.  (Revelation 18:1-4 DMR)

To correctly identify who is being referred to as Babylon here, and to whom Yahuwah is calling to “come out of her, my people,” we must summarize the following:  To whom is Elohim speaking when he says “come out of her, my people”? (answer: those who profess faith in Christ)  Whom is Elohim rebuking in Revelation 2 and 3? (answer: those who profess faith in Christ)  Who has rejected the Torah of Elohim and has thus earned the designation “harlot”?  (answer: those who profess faith in Christ)  Who sits on 7 hills? (answer: Roman Christianity)  Whose customs, traditions and practices have originated in Babylon of old? (answer: The Roman Church and all those who profess faith in Christ)  Who has refused to worship Yahuwah in the manner which he has revealed in his word?  (answer: those who profess faith in Christ)

Those who profess faith in the Messiah are the people whom Elohim calls “my people.”  This would include Catholics and Protestants, Evangelicals and Fundamentalists, Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Pentecostals, Assemblies of God, Adventists, Church of God, and any other group or assembly that claims Jesus as their Lord.  It is to the whole Christian world that Yahuwah is calling to come out of the pagan religious system and practices which he so strongly abhors.

The Christian church is the group whom Elohim is rebuking in Revelation 2 and 3.  They are the people whom Elohim is warning that his judgment is about to fall.  They are the ones who have lost their first love.  They have followed after the way of Balaam in their acts of sexual immorality, which runs prevalent in many churches today.  They are the ones who are dead though they think they are alive, and lukewarm though Elohim would rather have them hot or cold.

The Breaking of the Torah in Revelation

The Christian Church is the people who have rejected Elohim’s instructions to them – the Torah or “Law” – and have thus earned the designation “harlot.”  Even though the Book of Revelation portrays her that way, the Babylonian/Christian theologians have somehow missed this tiny little detail in their expositions of Revelation.  The mother church, the Roman Catholic Church, has rejected Elohim’s authority and has established her own authority to change Elohim’s laws and write her own law.  Likewise, the Protestant churches have similarly rejected the instructions Elohim gave in the Torah, and have popularized their belief in the “setting aside” or “nullifying” of Elohim’s laws by convincing their members that Jesus nailed God’s Law to the tree.  But nothing could be further from the truth.

The fact that Elohim’s laws and commandments are still relevant (i.e. have not been nailed to the tree) is most emphatically illustrated in Revelation by the way Elohim’s faithful ones are described.  They are not identified by some label, such as “Christians” or “Church members.”  On the contrary, Yahuwah chooses to identify his people by their actions.  They are recognized by the one in whom they trust and by their obedience to his commandments:

Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring– those who obey Elohim’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Yahusha. (12:17, NIV corrected)

This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey Elohim’s commandments and remain faithful to Yahusha. (14:12, NIV corrected)

If keeping Elohim’s commandments is not important, then why are His people in the last days distinguished from the unbelievers by their act of obedience to His commandments?  Clearly, obedience to his Law and Commands is a vital life sign of the true believer.  And disobedience to his commands indicates a lack of faith and trust and relationship with the Almighty.

Let’s take a look at the Ten Commandments and what the book of Revelation has to say about the breaking of them.  Then we can come to some conclusion about the veracity of  the Christian church’s belief that the Laws of Elohim have been nailed to the tree.  Here then are the Ten Commandments, which are a summary of all of Yahuwah’s instructions to his people.  The New American Standard version of Exodus 20:2-17, with the sacred name restored, is cited:

Commandment 1: I am Yahuwah your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  You shall have no other gods before Me.

Commandment 2:  You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.  You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, Yahuwah your Elohim, am a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Commandment 3:  You shall not take the name of Yahuwah your Elohim in vain, for Yahuwah will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Commandment 4:  Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of Yahuwah your Elohim; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.  For in six days Yahuwah made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore Yahuwah blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

Commandment 5:  Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which Yahuwah your Elohim gives you.

Commandment 6:  You shall not murder.

Commandment 7:  You shall not commit adultery.

Commandment 8:  You shall not steal.

Commandment 9:  You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Commandment 10:  You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Perhaps the first thing that stands out about the Ten Commandments (with the sacred name restored) is how many times Elohim has placed his personal, sacred name into these commandments.  By my count, in the first five commandments, Elohim is called by his personal sacred name no less than 8 (eight) times!  Why does Elohim have his personal name stamped all over the Ten Commandments?  Could it be to drive home the point that they are not Moses’ commandments?  Nor are they Israel’s commandments.  They are, in fact, Elohim’s own commandments.  They are personal to Him; thus, He places His own personal name on them.  They express Elohim’s will for His people.  And the numerous mentions of Yah’s sacred name in the commandments also implies that, just as Yahuwah is unchanging, so His word and His will for His people are likewise unchanging.

Secondly, let’s also keep in mind the structure of the Ten Commandments.  The greatest commandment of all, according to Yahusha of Nazareth, is to love Yahuwah your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength.  And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourselfNote again that the first four commandments correspond to the great commandment to love Yahuwah.  And the final six commands correspond to the command to love your neighbor as yourself.

What I have found, and experienced through these past ten years while living with many hardships, it that today’s world of Christianity not only know not love towards who their lips claim to love – but are extremely selfish with greed prior to actually loving others with compassion.

Let’s examine the breaking of the Ten Commandments in Revelation.  In the section that follows, we will look at how the first four commandments, which govern our worship and respect for Elohim, are portrayed as being broken in the book of Revelation.  But first, let’s consider how Revelation describes the breaking of the final six commands, which correspond to how we treat one another.

It is important to note that not all of the final six commandments are explicitly expressed among the sins of earth’s inhabitants in Revelation.  There is a much greater emphasis on the breaking of the first four commandments, because the lines have been drawn and earth dwellers are being brought to decide who they will worship.  Thus, the barometer for measuring and determining who is worshipping Yahuwah is the keeping of the first four commandments.  Nevertheless, Revelation portrays most people as breaking the commandments which govern how to love one another.

To the congregation of  Pergamum, Yahuwah says,

But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality. (2:14)

Here, Elohim’s people are involved in acts of idolatry and adultery, the breaking of the second and seventh commandments.  No doubt that today’s churches are full of people who marry, divorce and remarry again – as if this were acceptable with Yahuwah.  No.  Yahuwah hates divorce! (see Malachi 2:16, NAS  “For I hate divorce,” says Yahuwah, the Elohim of Israel, “and him who covers his garment with wrong,” says Yahuwah of hosts.)  But the people who fill our church pews every Sunday don’t seem to mind it so much!

The breaking of the second, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth commandments are described as follows:

The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts. (9:20,21)

But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers [1John 3:15] and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (21:8)

and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. (21:27)

Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. (22:15) [1John 4:19-21]

Liars, idolaters, immoral persons, murderers and thieves are all rebuked and then condemned for their acts which break these commandments of Elohim.  But how could Elohim judge the people by these standards if the Ten Commandments are no longer valid?  Have the commandments been nailed to the tree?  If so, then Elohim surely would not impugn his people for breaking them, would he?  But we see over and over in Revelation how Elohim is angry with the inhabitants of the earth, including his own people, because they continue to rebel against him and break these commandments.

However, the people whom Elohim praises in Revelation are those who keep His Commandments!

These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. (14:4)

And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless. (14:5)

And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. (20:12)

and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. (21:27)

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If we take these verses at face value, we come to the conclusion that Elohim places much value on the obedience to his Ten Commandments.  Those who obey them find eternal life.  Those who refuse to repent of their habit of breaking them find judgment and condemnation.

Worship of Elohim in Revelation

Next, let’s consider what the book of Revelation says about the breaking of the first Four Commandments in the last days.  These four commandments are a summary of the laws regulating fellowship with and worship of our Maker.  How we respond to these four commandments is a window into our relationship with Yahuwah because these Four Commandments define and clarify what worship of Him in truth is.  One of the significant threads of the Revelation is that of choosing whom you will worship.  Will you remain loyal to Yahuwah, the maker of heaven and earth?  Or will you worship the Beast and the false prophet?  Your choice about what you do with the first Four Commandments of Elohim are a primary indicator of whom you choose to worship.  These four commands are like a barometer measuring our allegiance to the Creator of heaven and earth.

The theme of Yah’s call to worship Him according to the regulations as revealed in the first four of the Ten Commandments is a major theme of Revelation.  But, unfortunately, most commentators have completed missed this point.  The reason that most Christian theologians and Bible teachers and preachers have missed this point is because they don’t really believe that the first Four Commandments are relevant today.  They would be the first to admit that the last Six Commandments are applicable in the Christian Church, but they tend to explain away the applicability of a literal obedience to the first Four.  As such, they don’t practice obedience to these four fundamental commands which regulate spiritual worship.  Neither do they teach obedience to the first Four Commandments as truth for today.

But Yahuwah Elohim regards the keeping of the first four commandments as essential to proper worship of Him.  The breaking of any one of these four commandments by his people constitutes apostasy and rebellion.  Shockingly, the Christian Church of the 21st century is routinely breaking all four of the commandments regulating true worship of the Creator.  It is by their own choice that they blatantly and stubbornly resist Elohim’s will for them in worship by refusing to comply with His wishes to be worshipped in the way that the first four commandments describe.

The First Commandment

Commandment 1: I am Yahuwah your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  You shall have no other gods before Me.

The first commandment which describes worship of Elohim in truth stipulates that He is to have first place in our lives.  Yahuwah is a jealous Elohim.  He wants us to worship Him as supreme.  And as such, worship of Him must be done the way He dictates, not the way in which we choose to worship Him.  Furthermore, giving Elohim first place includes the setting aside of all other gods.

Yahusha sent his message about the breaking of this command to his people in the city of Ephesus:

But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. (2:4)

In what way did the Ephesians leave their first love, and how has the 21st century Christian Church left its first love?  Let’s see what else the Scriptures have to say.  Therein we will find the answers to these questions.

The First Commandment is further elaborated upon in the Torah, where the concept of setting aside of other gods is expanded and explained:

Yahuwah your Elohim is the one you must fear, him alone you must serve, his is the name by which you must swear. ‘Do not follow other gods, gods of the peoples round you, for Yahuwah your Elohim among you is a jealous Elohim; the wrath of Yahuwah your Elohim would blaze out against you, and he would wipe you off the face of the earth.  Do not put Yahuwah your Elohim to the test as you tested him at Massah.  Keep the commandments of Yahuwah your Elohim, and his instructions and laws which he has laid down for you, and do what Yahuwah regards as right and good…. (Deuteronomy 5:13-18, NJB)

[Has today’s world of Christian’s filled with fruitless selfishness, loving themselves only via actions, and coveting earthly items pleasing to Yahuwah that knows all things about each and every one of the Bible was written for?]

In this text, following other gods is sharply contrasted with keeping “the commandments of Yahuwah your Elohim, and his instructions and laws which he has laid down for you” and with doing “what Yahuwah regards as right and good.”  This clearly implies that to follow other gods is to worship those gods in ways contrary to the commandments of Yahuwah.

The text above also implies that “following other gods” can be defined as attempting to worship Yahuwah in the way that others worship their pagan gods.  Yahuwah expressly forbids such worship of Him.  He hates and rejects attempts to worship Him in the way and manner in which pagans worship their idol gods.  This point is explicitly made in another place in the Torah:

Now, these are the laws and customs which you must keep in the country which Yahuwah, Elohim of your ancestors, is giving you as yours, and which you must observe every day that you live in that country.  You must completely destroy all the places where the nations you dispossess have served their gods, on high mountains, on hills, under any spreading tree; you must tear down their altars, smash their sacred stones, burn their sacred poles, hack to bits the statues of their gods and obliterate their name from that place.  Not so must you behave towards Yahuwah your Elohim. (Deuteronomy 12:1-4, NJB)

Yahuwah does not want worship of Him to have anything to do with the worship of pagan idols.  The places where the other gods were worshiped were to be completely obliterated.  Nothing was to remain of the place or manner of worship of pagan gods.  Thus, worship of Him must be completely void of any hint or semblance of pagan gods.

This point is even made more plainly later on in that same chapter quoted above.  Not just the place, but the very manner in which the pagans worshipped their gods is intolerable before Yahuwah.  He must not be worshipped in the same manner the pagan gods are worshipped:

Faithfully keep and obey all these orders which I am giving you, so that you and your children after you may prosper for ever, doing what is good and right in the eyes of Yahuwah your Elohim.  When Yahuwah your Elohim has annihilated the nations confronting you, whom you are going to dispossess, and when you have dispossessed them and made your home in their country, beware of being entrapped into copying them, after they have been destroyed to make way for you, and do not enquire about their gods, saying, “How did these nations worship their gods? I am going to do the same too.”  This is not the way to treat Yahuwah your Elohim. For in honour of their gods they have done everything detestable that Yahuwah hates; yes, in honour of their gods, they even burn their own sons and daughters as sacrifices!’ (Deuteronomy 12:28-31, NJB)

The manner in which we worship Yahuwah is very important.  We are not to copy the pagans in the way they worship.  We are not to inquire into the way they worship.  Everything about the way they worship their idols is detestable to Elohim.  True worship of Yahuwah can never be after the manner of the worship of the pagans.

So, the book of Revelation describes the worship of the beast which, like the passages above imply, is very different from the true worship of Yahuwah:

I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?” (13:3,4, NJB)

In what way does the world now worship the beast, and how is the Christian Church presently worshipping the beast?  Granted, the system which is called “the Beast” in Revelation is not currently in its final form.  But we can look at the world and the present state of the Christian Church and we can see the Beast system and the Harlot taking shape in the Church.

We have already identified the Beast and the Woman riding the Beast.  It is the institution which has its home base in Rome.  The Roman Catholic Church and her daughters, the Protestant Churches, constitute the “Woman.”  They, along with the rest of the world, are worshipping after the manner of the Beast.  How is this possible?  How can we make such a claim?  Precisely by applying the truths about worship which we have just discovered above.

Yahuwah is not being worshipped “in spirit and in truth” when people who call themselves by His name practice worship of Him the way the pagans worship their gods.  The entire Christian world – Roman Catholics and Protestants, alike – worship Elohim in a manner which is detestable to Him.  The vast majority of the entire Christian world worships Elohim on Sunday, the venerable day of the Sun, like the pagans worship their gods, in stark contrast to the manner in which He has expressly commanded His people to worship.  At creation, Elohim established the Sabbath day, and sanctified it as the day He is to be worshipped.  But the whole Christian world rejects this way of worshipping Him and wants to worship Him on Sunday instead – which is the time and manner that the pagans worshipped their idol gods

And, the entire Christian world – Roman Catholics and Protestants, alike – celebrate the birthday of Jesus in a manner contrary to how Yahuwah has expressly commanded in His word.  They – along with the rest of misled Christianity and more scattered worldwide – celebrate the birth of Christ on the 25th of December, which is the birthday of pagan Nimrod and the birthday of the invincible Sun and the birthday of numerous other pagan deities.  This kind of worship is completely detestable to Elohim.  He hates it.  And He rejects it.  Why won’t the Christian world celebrate the incarnation (birth of Christ) on the anniversary of when it actually happened?  In the fall of the year at the time of the Festival of Tabernacles, which Elohim commanded to be the appointed time and manner to worship the Living Elohim, is when Yahusha the Messiah was born.

And, the entire Christian world – Roman Catholics and Protestants, alike – commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ at a time and in a manner which is detestable to Elohim.  The Christian Church and the entire world with them, celebrate Easter, even though everyone knows this is the pagan celebration of Ishtar, the pagan goddess of fertility, whose origins are ancient Babylon.  And Elohim abhors this “worship” of Him, too.  Yahusha the Savior told his disciples to remember His death at the time of the eating of the Unleavened Bread and the wine – a celebration of Yahuwah’s Passover which He shared with His disciples.  Passover is the appointed time and manner which Yahuwah has established for His people to remember and worship Him.

It’s no wonder that Yahuwah describes the institution which claims to house his people in the last days an Harlot!  The Christian Church truly has played the harlot by attempting to worship the living Elohim by practicing many detestable pagan practices year after year after year – and claiming that they are doing it for Him!  Thus, the Christian Church is guilty of practicing the breaking of the First Commandment continually before Elohim.

The Second Commandment

But, there’s more.  The Christian Church is also guilty of breaking the Second Commandment in the book of Revelation and in our day.

Commandment 2:  You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.  You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, Yahuwah your Elohim, am a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing loving kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

While the First Commandment expressly forbids the worshipping of anyone or anything other than Elohim, the Second Commandment expressly forbids the manufacture of objects or images of any kind to be used in worship.  These two commands are closely linked.  Yet they are distinct.

In Revelation we find worship of two different entities.  There is the true worship of Elohim, and there is the worship of the Beast.  The call of Elohim is for His people to come out of Babylon and worship Him, but most people are worshipping the image to the Beast:

And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. (13:14-15, NAS)

So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth; and it became a loathsome and malignant sore on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image. (16:2, NAS)

This worshipping of the image of the Beast is clearly a reference to worship in a way contrary to the Commandments of Elohim.  Worshipping the image of the Beast is simply breaking the Second Commandment, which forbids worship of manufactured objects or images.  Such worship which is contrary to the Commandments of Elohim indicates an allegiance to the Beast system.  But worship of the Living Elohim is always done in compliance with His Ten Commandments:

Elohim warns mankind not to worship in ways contrary to his commandments.  He states the consequences of breaking the Second Commandment:

Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of Elohim, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. (14:9,10, NAS)

So, those who worship the image of the Beast are those who will be lost to eternity.

[As if they never were as back to the dust they came from – and I speak those words because our Father Elohim of love cannot be a God of eternal torture as most religions believe and teach their blinded congregations]

[“For as you [Edom] have drunk upon the mountain of My holiness [desecrating it in the wild revelry of the destroyers], so shall all the nations drink continually [in turn, of My wrath]; yes, they shall drink, talk foolishly, and swallow down [the full measure of punishment] and they shall be [destroyed] as though they had not been. Obadiah 16 (KJV)] – Resurrected or not is another subject found in my many links at end just as eternal hell fire I do not believe in.

But Elohim’s faithful ones are identified as those who have not worshipped the image of the Beast, because they know better than to be worshipping images.

And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Yahusha and because of the word of Elohim, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (20:4, NAS) [firstfruits being few of the many]

But how is the Christian Church today breaking the second commandment?  Have they “made an image to the Beast” and “worshipped his image”?  Indeed they have!  But first, a little history….  The ancient Babylonians began the mother\child cult worship which is still alive and well today.  Nimrod of the Bible was the founder of this false religion.  He is known as Ninus in historical documentation.  Scripture says that Nimrod “was a mighty hunter before Yahuwah” (Genesis 10:9, Mine)  The Histori Romani Scriptorium states that. . .

Ninus strengthened the greatness of his acquired dominion by continued possession. Having subdued, therefore, his neighbors, when, by an accession of forces, being still further strengthened, he went forth against other tribes, and every new victory paved the way for another, he subdued all the peoples of the east.

Thus, Nimrod was feared in his day.  The city he built was named after him.  Nineveh means “the habitation of Ninus.”

Semiramis was married to Ninus (the Nimrod of the Bible).  After Nimrod died, Semiramis continued the pagan worship he had inspired and declared that Ninus had become the Sun god and was to be worshipped.  She had an illegitimate son and named him Tammuz.  To cover her adultery, she claimed that Tammuz was supernaturally conceived and that Tammuz was actually the reincarnated Ninus.  This Tammuz is the same one spoken of by the prophet Jeremiah, who sees women in the temple of Yahuwah facing east and weeping for Tammuz.  The pagan practices begun in ancient Babylon by Nimrod had still been practiced by the Israelites in Jeremiah’s day!

Thus, the Babylonian counterfeit religion featured the mother, Semiramis, and her son who was also her reincarnated husband.  Thus, her son was both from his father and he was the father (cf. John 1:1 where the Word was with Elohim and the Word was Elohim )!!  This counterfeit of the relationship between the true heavenly Father and His Son is both clever and perverse.

This Babylonian mother-child cult worship was mimicked in all the major cultures of the world, and thus found its way through history all the way to Jeremiah’s day and beyond.  In Egypt, the mother and child were known as Isis and Osiris.  In India, as Isi and Iswara.  In Asia, as Cybele and Deoius.  In ancient Rome as Fortuna and Jupiter.  In Greece, as Ceres and Plutus.  Even in Tibet, China and Japan, the mother and child have their counterpart as Shing Moo and her son, and they too are depicted as a mother with a child in her arms with a ring of glory around her – just as the Roman Catholics depict Mary and the infant Jesus!

In Persia and afterward in Rome, Mithraism was the renamed Babylonian mother-child worship.  Just as Ninus (Nimrod) was the sun god of the Babylonians, Mithras was the sun god of the Persian Empire, whose rebirth (birthday) was celebrated at the winter solstice around December 25th.  Like the mother-child religions of the other cultures which were copied and renamed from the Babylonian mother-child cult, Mithraism had its mother and child:

Mithras was born of Anahita, an immaculate virgin mother once worshipped as a fertility goddess before the hierarchical reformation. Anahita was said to have conceived the Saviour from the seed of Zarathustra preserved in the waters of Lake Hamun in the Persian province of Sistan. Mithra’s ascension to heaven was said to have occurred in 208 B.C., 64 years after his birth. This birth took place in a cave or grotto, where shepherds attended him and regaled him with gifts, at the winter solstice. (Payam Nabaraz, Mithras and Mithraism, http://www.taivaansusi.net/historia/mithraism.html)

The religion of Mithraism outlasted the Persian Empire and was adopted by the Roman Empire as the dominant faith of the Romans.  Mithraism remained in place until the fourth century of the common era when it “mysteriously” disappeared – about the same time that Christianity was declared by Constantine to be the new official religion of the Roman Empire.  But it didn’t really disappear.  You see, Mithraism merely got renamed.  It came to be called Christianity, with Mary and Jesus as the mother and child!

The apostle Shaul (Paul) warns his readers about worshipping a different Jesus other than the one he proclaimed:

For if someone comes to you and preaches a Yahusha other than the Yahusha we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. (2 Corinthians 11:4, NIV)

Who might Shaul have been speaking of?  Was there actually another “Jesus” who was the object of worship in the first century of the common era?  Indeed there was.  He was also known as Mithras, and the pictures of him are identical to the images which purport to depict Yahusha of Nazareth!

Now, getting back to the breaking of the 2nd Commandment….  How is the Christian Church breaking the commandment which forbids the manufacture and adoration (worship) of idols and images?  During the amalgamation of Mithraism and the biblical faith, Christianity accepted many of the worship practices of Mithraism, which are still present in the church today.  Even the images of Christianity are the same images found in Mithraism and in ancient Babylon.

The Roman Catholic Church features statues and images of saints in their worship, and these statues line the walls of their churches.  The most popular of these statues and images is that of the virgin Mary, who is usually depicted with the child in her arms.  Catholics everywhere have these statues and images in their churches, in their yards and in their homes.  Protestants have their version of these images.  They have “pictures of Jesus” in their churches and in their homes.  But the picture of “Jesus” is usually one of a Jesus that fits into their culture.  The Caucasians depict a light-skinned Jesus.  The Blacks display a black-skinned Jesus.  Hispanics portray Jesus as an Hispanic.  American Indians have pictures of an “Indian Jesus.”  And so on….  Sadly, Christian people want to make Jesus in their own image – which insults the Creator.  He rebuffs this kind of activity:

Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal Elohim for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. (Romans 1:22,23, NAS)

It is wrong to have statues and images of Jesus and of Mary or of any other man or animal.  Yet many Christians have these images anyway – to adore them and to “bring us closer to God.”  Many such images sit in the yard of the worshipper to “bring good luck.”  But Yahuwah does not permit this kind of worship of Him:

Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the Yahuwah your Elohim. (Leviticus 26:1, NIV with Hebrew names restored, emphasis mine)

Not only is it wrong to have these images, but the images they adore are not even images of people in the Bible!  They are replicas of the worship of Tammuz, Semiramis, Nimrod, Mithras, Ra and the like.  The statues and images of the mother and child are NOT Mary and Yahusha!  They are Semiramis and Tammuz.  The images depicting the mother and the child, which are usually thought to be Mary and Yahusha, are actually images depicting Semiramis and Tammuz, the reincarnated the sun god.  Semiramis received the title “mother of god” and “queen of heaven” – titles which, as we all know, are attached to Mary, the Virgin mother of Yahusha!

On some of the statues and images of saints and especially of the Virgin Mother and child is a halo which encircles the head.  Christians believe that this is a depiction of the glory of Elohim.  But it is not.  It is called a nimbus and it encircles the head of the Sun god and of worshippers of the Sun god.  The nimbus, or radiant light, represents the radiating light of the sun.

The nimbus is found on many images and statues of the sun god of ancient times.  And, many Catholic images, statues and pictures of Jesus, Mary and the other saints depict that person with a “glow” around his or her head.  Again, this is NOT the glory of Elohim being depicted, as Christians are led to believe.  It is the radiating light of the SUN god of Babylonian origin.

Pictures and images of Jesus which are found in the churches and homes of Catholic and Protestant Christians often feature this nimbus around his head.  Furthermore, they usually do not depict him the way he really appeared as he walked through the Promised land.  The typical Torah-observant Jew of his day (and of our day, for that matter) is one who is wearing a four cornered garment with tassels (tzit-tzit) hanging from the four corners.  The images of Jesus which are so popular in Christian churches never portray him in this Torah-observant manner.  This is probably due to the utter disdain most Christians have for the Torah.  Anyway, Jesus is usually depicted as wearing a long white robe without tzit-tzit (tassles) at the four corners of his garment, which is clearly taught by the Torah, which we know he observed perfectly!

The pictures and images used by Christians of all denominations to “adore,” “worship,” or merely “remind them of Jesus” is a present evidence that the people who congregate in Christian churches are guilty of breaking the second commandment.  For Elohim clearly forbids any manufactured statues, idols, depictions or images to be used in the true worship of Him.  And given that many of those images and statues used by Christians in their worship or adoration of Jesus, Mary and the saints are replicas of images, statues and idols used in ancient Babylon and in many other pagan worship systems is the evidence that the Christian Church has, indeed, been guilty of worshipping the Beast.  For, in worshipping Elohim by using the images, figures and statues made popular in the modern day Christian religion, Christians have been breaking Elohim’s second commandment and have been unwittingly worshipping “the Beast and his image” (cf. Revelation 14:9).

The Third Commandment

Furthermore, the Christian Church is guilty of constantly breaking the Third Commandment.  They do this as a matter of regular practice and they don’t even realize it!

Commandment 3:  You shall not take the name of Yahuwah your Elohim in vain, for Yahuwah will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

The New International Version renders the third commandment in this way:

You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. (Exodus 20:7)

Most other English Bible translations render the verse much like the NIV has – with disdain and disrespect for the actual name of Elohim.

Note carefully the stark difference in how the Bible versions translate the name of Elohim.  The sacred name versions, including the one above, render Elohim’s name “Yahuwah” or the like.  However, most English Bible translations render Elohim’s sacred name “the LORD.”  Therein is the problem.  Elohim’s sacred, personal name is Yahuwah, not “the LORD.”  Even in the very verse in which Elohim expressly forbids misuse of His sacred name, translators have misused it!

The Christian Church, from very early in her history, has adopted the same doctrine and practice as the Jews in regard to Elohim’s sacred name.  The Creator placed his sacred name into the Hebrew Scriptures over 6000 times, because he wants to be identified and known by his unique, personal name Yahuwah.  Yet the Jews and now the Christians have covered up, hidden and buried His sacred name and have placed a substitute designation in its place!  And, ironically, this is exactly what Elohim said NOT to do in the Third Commandment.

Elohim expressed to Moses that his personal name, Yahuwah, is the name by which he is to be called by all generations of people:

Elohim also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahuwah, the Elohim of your fathers– the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac and the Elohim of Jacob– has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation. (Exodus 3:15, NIV with some Hebrew names restored)

Yet, the Jews, after the time of the persecution by Antiochus Epiphanies, decided that the best way to protect the sacred name from misuse would be to forbid its use!!  And the Christian Church leaders and theologians have concurred with this sincere, but misguided, attempt to “honor” Elohim’s sacred name.

Elohim has made it abundantly clear that He wants all people to know and (properly) use His sacred name, Yahuwah.  Most of his mighty miracles were done with the expressed purpose of bringing attention to His name:

They will know that I am Yahuwah their Elohim, who brought them out of Egypt so that I might dwell among them. I am Yahuwah their Elohim. (Exodus 29:46, NIV with sacred name restored)

Therefore my people will know my name; therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is I.” (Isaiah 52:6, NIV)

Elohim fights for his people and routs the enemy in order to make everyone see that he is Yahuwah.

I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save.  I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine. Then all mankind will know that I, Yahuwah, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” (Isaiah 49:25-26, NIV, with sacred name restored)

The prophet Ezekiel reiterates dozens of times the phrase, “they will know that I am Yahuwah.”

And they will know that I am Yahuwah, when their people lie slain among their idols around their altars, on every high hill and on all the mountaintops, under every spreading tree and every leafy oak– places where they offered fragrant incense to all their idols. And I will stretch out my hand against them and make the land a desolate waste from the desert to Diblah–wherever they live. Then they will know that I am Yahuwah. (Ezekiel 6:13, 14, NIV, with sacred name restored)

While the Scriptures are numerous which express Elohim’s thoughts that He wants his personal name to be known by all the world, most Christians, who claim to know him, don’t even know his personal name.  We have been fed a lie for centuries by our fathers, who have told us through their translations that “the LORD” is his name.  And most Christians have not given it another thought.  Jeremiah speaks of this lie which he wants to straighten out:

Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.  Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?  Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is Yahuwah. (Yirmyahu 16:19-21, KJV version with sacred name restored)

The designation, “the LORD,” is a substitution for Elohim’s personal name, which must be repugnant to Him.  The Third Commandment stipulates that his personal name Yahuwah is not to be “used in vain” or “taken lightly” or “emptied” or “misused.”  And yet, isn’t this precisely what we do when we replace his name with another designation.  We do, in fact, empty his name when we remove it and replace it with “the LORD.”

For the Jew in Antiochus’ time, and up to and beyond the time of Yahusha’s life on earth, merely speaking the sacred name was considered blasphemy and was punishable by death. (For the details of this, see About God’s Holy Name)  Similarly, the book of Revelation foresees men in the last days blaspheming Elohim and His holy name:

And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against Elohim, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. (13:6)

Their punishment is also described:

Men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of Elohim who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory. (16:9)

But those who know and regard His name and receive the reward given by Elohim are figuratively pictured as having the sacred name written on their foreheads:

Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. (14:1)

There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of Elohim and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him; they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. (22:3, 4)

[https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/amazingly-precise/ – more on the 144,000 and two witnesses]

[https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/ZOXmRb/the-true-pronunciation-of-the-sacred-name] – Why I use Yehovah rather than Yahuwah. Proverbs 3:6

This symbolic representation of Elohim’s people having his sacred name Yahuwah written on their foreheads calls to mind, in contrast, those who worship the Beast:  Worshippers of the Beast are seen as blaspheming Elohim’s name (breaking the third commandment) and as having the Beast’s name on their foreheads:

He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. (Revelation 13:16-17, NIV)

[https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/the-beasts-of-revelation-and-daniel/]

Evidently, this subtle contrast between the worshippers of Yahuwah, who have His name on their foreheads, with the worshippers of the Beast, who have the mark or name of the Beast on their foreheads, is meant to underline the important of obedience to Elohim’s Third Commandment.  Indeed, worshipping Him and honoring His sacred name go hand in hand:

“Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy; For ALL THE NATIONS WILL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE YOU, FOR YOUR RIGHTEOUS ACTS HAVE BEEN REVEALED.” (15:4)

Those who worship Him in truth will glorify His name by properly using it!

The Fourth Commandment

As the reader might have guessed by now, we are presently going to offer evidence from Revelation that the Fourth Commandment is also being continuously broken by the Christian Church along with all who worship the Beast.

Commandment 4:  Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of Yahuwah your Elohim; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.  For in six days Yahuwah made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore Yahuwah blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

The proof of this one is simple.  On what day of the week do most Christians worship the living Elohim?  Do they not worship on Sunday, the first day of the week?  Indeed, the Sabbath day of the Scriptures has become just another work day in the eyes of the Christian churches in the world today.  And Elohim’s sacred day is dishonored every week.  Christianity has not remembered the Sabbath day to keep it holy, as the Fourth Commandment directs.  To be sure, they utterly forget, ignore and violate the Fourth Commandment.

The Christian Church mistakenly believes that the Sabbath has been done away with.  But several prophesies of the book of Revelation suggest, hint and imply that obedience to the seventh day Sabbath is an important characteristic of Elohim’s remnant in the last days.  Someone may object: if the Sabbath is so important to Elohim then why doesn’t the book of Revelation just plainly say it?  To answer this we must refer back to what Yahusha once said to his disciples when they asked him why he spoke to the people in parables:

The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?”  He replied, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.  Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.  This is why I speak to them in parables: Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.  In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: ‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.  For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’ (Matthew 13:10-15, NIV)

Yahusha spoke to the crowds in parables so that those who did not believe would not be able to understand.  Only those who were intimately familiar with the Torah and the Prophets because of their personal interest in the living Elohim would be able to understand.

[unless their selfish greed keeps them separated from who their lips claim to love as written in too much scripture to even share which is totally ignored by most all believers in word only being everywhere on this earth soon to be in the worst timesoftrouble ever before on this globe.]

This same principle can (and should) be applied to the prophesies of Revelation.  Much of what is written about in Revelation is done so in figures of speech, parables, “hidden” illustrations and allusions to Scriptures, which, if the reader is not familiar with, he will completely, miss the point and misinterpret what is being communicated.  This is so that most people will NOT understand it.  But, for those who are living the Torah, [with loving others included] the Prophets and the Scriptures, the message of Revelation will become clear.

The Fourth Commandment calls for remembering the Sabbath day because Elohim established the Sabbath rest at creation for the benefit of ALL mankind (not just for the “Old Testament” Jews).  And in the issuing of the Sabbath commandment in Shemot (Exodus) 20, Yahuwah identifies himself as the one who “made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them.”  This reference calls to mind the fact that the Sabbath was instituted by the Creator at creation.  For this reason, the Sabbath commandment points to creation as its source and to the Creator as its authority.  And obedience to the Sabbath commandment uniquely identifies those who wish to serve and worship the Creator.

This phrase which identifies the Creator – the one who “made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them” – is echoed in several other Scriptures which make the point that Yahuwah is the Creator of the universe:

May you be blessed by Yahuwah, the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 115:15, NIV with sacred name restored)

Blessed is he whose help is the Elohim of Jacob, whose hope is in Yahuwah his Elohim, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them — Yahuwah, who remains faithful forever. (Psalm 146:5, 6, NIV, with Hebrew names restored)

And in the Brit Hadashah, the apostle Shaul identifies Yahusha as the one who was with the Father during creation:

He is the image of the invisible Elohim, the firstborn over all creation.  For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. (Colossians 1:15-16, NIV)

Things in heaven and on earth” brings to remembrance the way the Creator is identified in the Sabbath commandment as the one who “made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them.”  Therefore, the phrase – “made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them” – is associated with the Sabbath day and the Lord of the Sabbath.

So, when we come to the book of Revelation, it is natural for the writer to associate this phrase with the Sabbath:

Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, WHO CREATED HEAVEN AND THE THINGS IN IT, AND THE EARTH AND THE THINGS IN IT, AND THE SEA AND THE THINGS IN IT, that there will be delay no longer, but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of Elohim is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets. (10:5-7)

This hint at the Sabbath commandment may appear, at this point, to be merely coincidental until we note that the phrase, “who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters,” is the one the writer of Revelation choose to utilize later on in his invitation to all people of the last days to worship Elohim:

And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; and he said with a loud voice, “Fear Elohim, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.” (14:6,7)

This phrase is intended to bring the understanding reader to a remembrance of the Sabbath commandment.  Worship of the one who made heaven, earth and sea is textually linked to Sabbath worship.  So, the proper worship of Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters is grounded in the remembering of the Sabbath day which the Creator so instituted at creation.

This conclusion is confirmed and supported a few verses later in this same call to worship, where worship of the Creator is associated with the term “rest”:

Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of Elohim, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.” And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”  Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of Elohim and their faith in Yahusha.  And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!'” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.  (14:9-13)

Here the worshippers of the Beast have no “rest,” because they have refused to obey Yah’s call to worship Him on the Sabbath day, which is the day He gives rest to His obedient people.  But those saints who keep the commandments of Elohim (and have faith in Yahusha) will rest from their labors.  The people of Elohim have rest because they join the Creator in His rest on the seventh day, in obedience to His commandments!

[Where in the commandments is the Christian greed that I have experienced for 10 years acceptable to Yah?]

The juxtaposition of the terms “rest” and “keep the commandments” in relationship to the call to worship Yahuwah, the “Creator of heaven and earth and the sea and all that is in them” is no coincidence.  How much plainer could the writer of Revelation made it for the Torah-observant reader while still obscuring its meaning from the unbelievers?  It is already nearly obvious that he is referring to obedience to the Fourth Commandment which promises rest to those who worship Elohim – the Creator of heaven, earth and sea and all that is in them.

The 21st century Christian Church does not rest on the seventh day, nor do they worship the Creator according to the simple parameters of the Fourth Commandment.  And as such, they do not find Yahuwah’s promised rest.  But the call to come out of Babylon is still being sounded.  There’s still time to repent and believe the good news!

Conclusion

Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth is the modern day pagan religious system which is propagating the Babylonian system of worship.  And who is the modern day equivalent of ancient Babylon, out of whom Elohim is calling his people?  It is the city of Rome and the authority which Rome’s religious institution has exercised over men.  And who is the harlot?  No surprise here: it’s the whole Christian church – Catholic and Protestant – all who claim the name of Jesus and worship him according to the customs, traditions and practices of ancient pagan Babylon.

The Christian Church of our day is like the ostrich depicted in the background graphic of this web page.  Christians have voluntarily buried their heads in the sand.  They intuitively know where their own worship practices and customs come from.  They know the true roots and origin of Christmas and Easter.  They know that the Scriptures teach that the seventh day of the week is the Sabbath of Yahuwah, the Maker of heaven and earth.  And they can easily find out that Sunday is not, by any stretch of the imagination, the “Christian Sabbath.”  Yet they choose to ignore the clear evidence of Scripture and history, and worship Elohim in a way which He has plainly declared is an abomination to Him.  He rejects artificial and man made attempts to worship Him contrary to his revelation.

Since the time of the writing of the early portions of Scriptures, Yahuwah has been calling out a people for himself, [John 15:18-21] from among the nations and from among the abominable practices of the race of mankind standing in rebellion against his ways.  That call to “come out of her, my people” is still ringing out today.  Yahuwah wants to bring a holy people into his kingdom of righteousness with Messiah Yahusha as the King.  But we must respond to him now.  We must repent of the lies told to us by our fathers and forefathers, and return to living and obeying his Torah with all our heart, soul and strength.  If we are sincere about serving and following Yahusha of Nazareth, then we must have nothing to do with the ways of ancient pagan traditions given birth in ancient Babylon, and which are still being propagated and practiced in the traditional customs of nearly all Christian churches today.

“Come out of her, my people,” He begs.  Choose Yahuwah and serve him alone. [without greed being your God]

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http://vigilantcitizen.com/ How Powerful This World of Darkness Truly Is

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http://www.newworldordernews.com/ – Accurate bad news so true people cannot believe.

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