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“About the time of the End, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the [Biblical] Prophecies and insist upon their literal interpretation in the midst of much clamor and opposition.” Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
“God gave the prophecies of the Old Testament, not to gratify men’s curiosities by enabling them to foreknow things, but that after they were fulfilled they might be interpreted by the event; and his own providence, not the interpreters be then manifested thereby to the world. For the event of things predicted many ages before, will then be a convincing argument that the world is governed by providence.” Sir Isaac Newton [1642-1727]
Some “theory-logians” declare that about 1/3rd of the Bible is Prophecy, but in fact, the entire body of Scripture is Prophecy and is inspired by the Holy Spirit of Prophecy. Scripture interprets scripture and when understood in its Hebrew Roots origin, it has no dichotomies, opposing words or “difficult scriptures”. Prophecy is much more than predicting the future plan of YHWH God as He reveals it, or revealing the hidden truths through Midrashing of the ancient Hebrew roots teaching. It incorporates and encompasses more than dreams and visions given by the Almighty although it covers all of the above descriptives. A Prophetic voice is one that proclaims the Bible truth as revealed to us by the Holy Spirit [Ruach HaKodesh] and also which is snugly included within the context of Scripture.
First Corinthians 14: 8. For if the Shofar gives out an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for the battle?
The Apocalypse of Avraham details and fills out the VERY IMPORTANT “Walking between the Pieces” Genesis 15 sealing of the Covenant with Avraham, prefiguring and illustrating the Roman sungod Cross of the crucifixion of Yeshua Ha Moshiach in minute detail! It also ties in Daniel and Revelation in the same manner! Christianity [Roman Catholicism and its wayward daughter called Protestantism], in its zeal to conceal, discard and denigrate the “law of God”, the Torah [Pentateuch] and in some denominations; the entire Tanakh (Old Testament) as irrelevant to today’s religion, then began to delete all scriptural books beginning in the 4th Century that would challenge its new religion. They used two Greek words to hide their “taking away” of books, which are a violation of Revelation 22, which words are “Apocrypha” and “Pseudepigrapha”. Some of these ancient “extra-canonical” books are pure fantasy and are apparent as such by their text. Others were scripture, which were known as such by the Jews, Yeshua/Jesus and the Disciples. These now deleted books exposed the later errors of Catholicism that were again taken up by Protestantism, the “wayward” daughter of the Roman religion. Serious Bible scholars who are investigating the HEBREW ROOTS of our Bibles are now, at the end of days, rediscovering these books such as the books of Yashar and Enoch! What marvelous revelations! The Bible literally EXPLODES in our hands! I teach this but few will LISTEN and ACT upon the revealed truth as written in the Hebrew roots of Scripture.
Listen to what Yesha’yahu [Isaiah] has to say to the Christian Church of today:
Isaiah Chapter 28: Can no one be taught anything? Can no one understand the message? Must one teach barely weaned toddlers, babies just taken from the breast so that [one has to use nursery rhymes]? — Tzav la-tzav, tzav la-tzav, kav la-kav, kav la-kav z`eir sham, z`eir sham [Precept by precept, precept by precept, line by line, line by line, a little here, a little there]. So with stammering lips, in a foreign accent, Yahweh will speak to this people. He once told this people, “It’s time to rest, the exhausted can rest, now you can relax” — but they wouldn’t listen.
So now the word of Yahweh for them comes “precept by precept, precept by precept, line by line, line by line, a little here, a little there,” so that when they walk, they stumble backward, and are broken, trapped and captured!
You can become involved in a lifetime of serious study of Scripture, as many have, when you begin to investigate the real ROOTS of the Bible. It will be a time fraught with suffering and attacks by the religious crowd just as YESHUA was attacked, followed by His Set-Apart Emissaries and those who suffered the fate of the book of Hebrews chapter 13 saints. You may well join that illustrious crowd of witnesses, if you persist in following YHWH God’s path, as Yeshua did!
What ministers and priests don’t tell their congregations, is two things:
“Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations where they are carried captive, because I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols; they will loathe themselves for the evils which they committed in all their abominations. (Ezekiel 6:9)
“Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am YHWH, and there is no other. I have sworn by Myself; The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, And shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath” (Isaiah 45:22-23).
“And Jacob called his sons and said, ” Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days: ” (Genesis 49:1)
The Prophet Speaks
“Surely Yahweh Elohim does nothing, unless He reveals His secrets to His servants the prophets. ” (Amos 3:7)
The first lesson in bible prophecy is there are no surprises. From the beginning in the Garden of Eden, YHWH makes His plans known to the sons of men through His Prophets and Bar-Naba’s. Before YHWH acts, He is obliged by himself to inform mankind of His intentions. There have always been servants of YHWH who were required to preach a message for the people of their time and to the little flock of Yeshua in the End Time.
“And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness…” (I Peter 2:5)
There were seven prophets of YHWH before the flood: Enosh, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, and Lamech. Noah was the eighth preacher from creation. The men are counted from Enosh, the seventh from Adam, because of the verse: (Gen 4:26) “And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of YAHWEH.“ [Note: The name Enosh [Enoch], which means “man” and is therefore a synonym of ‘ish and ‘Adam (Heb.), appears to focus on man’s mortality (Ps. 90:3). It anticipates, then, Seth’s genealogy with the recurring phrase “he died” (Gen 5:5, 8, etc.). Personal redemption became primary in YHWH’s dealing with men. Therefore, this verse records when men began to worship and proclaim the name of YAHWEH. Those in the lineage of Seth are contrasted with the wicked lineage of Cain.
YHWH called a nation to be prophets into this world, His chosen people: the children of Israel. As a nation they were not given the Holy Spirit, and so they rebelled. A few were called as prophets, to warn of blessing or cursing, as YHWH reacted to the nation of Israel and their national conduct at various recorded times of rebellion.
“‘And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.” (Exodus 19:6)
The Israelites failed many times in this purpose: “Because finding fault with them, He says: ‘Behold, the days are coming, says YHWH, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah’ “ (Hebrews 8:8; a quote from Jeremiah 31:31-37) Therefore, YHWH moved on in His plan stated above and called the Jewish disciples of Yeshua to build a Quahal [Ecclesia], to preach to the lost tribes of Israel and to the few former Gentiles, who were amongst the wandering Israelites. They later, first became known as Christians in Antioch in the 2nd Century CE.
Where did the twelve apostles go?
But He [Yeshua] answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matthew 15:24)
“But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ ” (Matthew 10:6-7)
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light…” (1 Peter 2:9)
Here is included a scripture rarely quoted in any Sunday church service: “You are sons of the prophets (BarNaba’s, NOT THE MADE UP NAME BUT A TITLE) and of the covenant which YHWH made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ “(Acts 3:25 is quoting Genesis 12:3)
The apostle Peter in his sermon, understood the role of the Israelite Ecclesia among the Gentile [pagan] Church. They are prophets of Yeshua, and are to give the understanding of the scripture to all who ask. This is EVANGELISM 101 given by a BarNaba! Any ministry and this ministry in particular are to proclaim the knowledge of the Holy One of Israel publicly, and to explain what the prophets spoke of for our time. The two witnesses of Revelation are the last prophets to preach before the whole earth, just prior to the coming of Messiah. There are two scriptural references to these men:
1. “So he said, ‘These are the two anointed ones, who stand beside the Elohim of the whole earth.’ ” (Zechariah 4:14)
[Note]: Men are sometimes compared to trees (cf. Ps. 1:3; Dan. 4:20-22). In this instance it seems clear that the trees symbolize Joshua, the high priest, and Zerubabbel, the Davidic representative. Both of them were “messiahs,” i.e., anointed ones (the expectation of two messiahs was common among some in Israel, as is noted in the Qumran literature), but together they typified the two functions of priest and king, called “Melech Tzadique”, that were actually united in the one True and Final Messiah, Yeshua, who is called by Christians today by a made up name with no meaning, ‘Jesus’. (John 18:37; 19:19-22; Heb. 7:14, 15, 20-22; 8:1, 2; Rev. 11:15; 19:16).]
2. “And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees [the Two Houses of Israel] and the two seven branched Menorah standing before the Elohim of the earth.” (Revelation 11:3-4)
TWO WITNESSES are required in scripture to prove every fact and two witnesses are given here!
A New Prophet Like Moses — the Messiah
“YAHWEH your Elohim will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear…” (Deuteronomy 18:15)
[Note: Prophets (navi’, Heb.) were YHWH’s spokesmen to His people. They would be from among the Israelites and would function as Moses had. Although this prophecy included all the true prophets Yahweh would send, its ultimate fulfillment would be in YESHUA the Messiah (cf. Luke 9:35; Acts 3:22, 23; 7:37). Note from the test of a true prophet in Deut. 18: 22 that one of his characteristics was that he could predict the future, and he would do so with flawless accuracy. Bible Prophets were not always foretellers, however (cf. Num. 11:25-30, note). Their function was to declare YHWH’s will persuasively, teaching and leading His people (Ex. 7:1; Ezek. 3:4; Amos 3:8). They boldly proclaimed divine judgment and faithfully reminded the people of YHWH’s promises. They did not attain their positions by heredity, as did a king or priest, or by human appointment, as did an official, but only by receiving a message from YHWH with instructions to deliver it. In other words, the designation “prophet” is one of function instead of position. Thus, a king, priest, or government official could perform prophetically (Ex. 3:10; Judg. 6:14), as could a woman (cf. Judg. 4:4-6; 2 Kin. 22:14-20; 2 Chr. 34:22-28). The common Brit Chadashah [N.T.] term for prophet is “prophetes” (Greek) in some modern Bibles.
Declaring the Things to Come
For who has stood in the counsel of Yahweh, And has perceived and heard His word? Who has marked His word and heard it? Behold, a whirlwind of Yahweh has gone forth in fury: A violent whirlwind! It will fall violently on the head of the wicked. The anger of Yahweh will not turn back until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly. (Jeremiah 23:18-20)
(Isaiah 41:21-23) “Present your case,” says Yahweh. “Bring forth your strong reasons,” says the King of Jacob. “Let them bring forth and show us what will happen; Let them show the former things, what they were, That we may consider them, And know the latter end of them; Or declare to us things to come. Show the things that are to come hereafter, That we may know that you are gods; Yes, do good or do evil that we may be dismayed and see it together.
(Isaiah 42:9) Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
(Isaiah 46:9-10) Remember the former things of old, For I am YHWH, and there is no other; I am YHWH, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’
(Revelations 19:10) And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Yeshua. Worship YHWH! For the testimony of YESHUA is the spirit of prophecy.”
(2 Peter 1:20-21) knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of Yahweh spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
(2 Peter 2:1) But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Holy One of Israel who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.
(Revelations 22:18-19) For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, YHWH will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, YHWH shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
(Deuteronomy 4:2) “You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of YHWH your Elohim which I command you.
(I Corinthians 13:8) Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall vanish away; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away.
YHWH’s Controversy With the Nations
(Jeremiah 25:31) A noise will come to the ends of the earth; For Yahweh has a controversy with the nations; He will plead His case with all flesh. He will give those who are wicked to the sword,’ says Yahweh.”
(Psalms 2:1-3) Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, against Yahweh and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.”
(Jeremiah 25:15) For thus says Yahweh Elohim of Israel to me: “Take this wine cup of fury from My hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it.
Putting YHWH Back Into the Picture
(Psalms 73:16-17) When I thought how to understand this, It was too painful for me; Until I went into the sanctuary of YHWH; Then I understood their end.
(Hebrews 1:13) But to which of the angels has He ever said: “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”?
(Matthew 25:32) “All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
A Call for Repentance … To the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel
(Jeremiah 25:4-7) “And YHWH has sent to you all His servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, but you have not listened nor inclined your ear to hear. They said, ‘ Repent now every one of his evil way and his evil doings, and dwell in the land that YHWH has given to you and your fathers forever and ever. ‘Do not go after other gods to serve them and worship them, and do not provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands; and I will not harm you.’ “Yet you have not listened to Me,” says YHWH, “that you might provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt.
(Isaiah 45:9) “Woe to him who strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ Or shall your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’?
(Isaiah 45:11) Thus says Yahweh, The Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: “Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons; And concerning the work of My hands, you command Me.
(Malachi 4:5-6) Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of YHWH [Yom Yahweh]. And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse [utter destruction].”
(Romans 11:11) I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.
(Romans 11:25-27) For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion; And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.”
(Isaiah 45:12-13) I have made the earth, And created man on it. I; My hands; stretched out the heavens, And their entire host I have commanded. I have raised him up in righteousness, And I will direct all his ways; He shall build My city and let My exiles go free, Not for price or reward,” Says the Elohim of hosts.
Nations Can Fail and Not Be Saved
(Revelations 21:24-25) And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there).
The 12 Tribes of Israel to Lead All Nations
(Revelations 21:12-14) Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Coming — a Final Judgment for All Mankind
(Jude 1:14-15) Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, YHWH comes with ten thousands of His saints, “to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
This Jude passage is a DIRECT QUOTE from the Book of ENOCH!
(Hebrews 1:14) Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?
(Daniel 10:20) Then he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? And now I must return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I have gone forth, indeed the prince of Greece will come.
(Revelations 20:7-8) Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.
The Holy One of Israel
“Remember the former things of old, For I am YHWH, and there is no other; I am YHWH, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ calling a bird of prey from the east [Edom], the man who executes My counsel, from a far country. Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it.” (Isaiah 46:9-11)
The purpose of bible prophecy is to reveal that the Holy One of Israel is Eloah of Eloah’s! If you don’t know where the lost ten tribes of Israel are today, you won’t understand the book of Daniel or the book of Revelation. It is just that simple.
“Then Moses said to him, ‘Are you zealous for my sake? Oh, that all Yahweh’s people were prophets and that YHWH would put His Ruach [Spirit] upon them!’ ” (Numbers 11:29)
The PURPOSE of Bible Prophecy is the same for ALL generations of mankind. It does not change in time, circumstances or in context. Private or public interpretations that do not meet the text as written or stray from the intent of the Almighty God of Israel bear only bitter and biased fruit and should only be considered as “Bubbe Mysehs” (Granny tales). Those innocent ones that purchase the books and CDs of false teachers and Sunday prophets waste Gods money on charlatans who are weak in their understanding of scripture.
When one begins with a false premise based upon a biased preconceived worldview; then everything downstream of that premise will also be wrong. It matters not if that sideroad is learned from other theory-logians or cooked up by the individual him/her-self; it is still wrong. Remember Einstein’s prophetic words, “The problems in the world today are so enormous they cannot be solved with the level of thinking that created them.” This includes religious thought, doctrines, dogma, draculated governments and the rabbinic traditions of men. Intentionally trapping oneself in a Hegelian Dichotomy bus sliding down a slope of Entropy with no brakes, guarantees mediocrity at best and the death of creativity at worst. As it is said, “You cannot enroll a duck into a school for eagles.” However, if your initial premise is correct and it is in accordance with the plan and the pathway of the Almighty’s writing of the 5 books of the Torah through Moses and the eternal Appointed Feasts of Yahweh that YHWH God gave to Moses on the Mountain in Leviticus 23, and it is being fulfilled and executed by The Living Torah, Yeshua, our Messiah through His 5 Gospels; then your premise will be executed in the greatest story ever told, and you will see your life story and your fondest hopes play out.
Speaking from the morass of the religious wilderness of today, but walking on the road to Emmaus.
Only because of Yeshua Ha Moshiach,
Rav James Talbott, the Wilderness teacher on the Emmaus freedom road
Yeshua HaTikvah Yisrael Ministry