Understanding Isaiah 53.
The Understanding Of Isaiah 53.
Mistranslation, intentional or otherwise, is everything!
The entire chapter of (Isaiah 53) is a very intense attempt to make Scripture give a totally different meaning than was intended when it was written. However, before we even think about (Isaiah 53) there are some misconceptions that various religions have put into our minds that are not quite the truth; well to be candid about it we have been fed a pack lies by all religions. To understand the messages of the Hebrew Scriptures there are several misconceptions that must first be corrected.
For example one religion says their savior was born of a virgin. This misconception is based upon a mistranslation of a word in the Hebrew Scriptures, as these words were mistranslated (intentionally or unintentionally), from the Hebrew into the Greek and then into the English Bibles. This is explained in the first chapter.
"Proof-texting" is a popular practice used by some people trying to prove some particular doctrine. The "expert" will read an excerpt or part of a verse, usually completely out of context, without any explanation of the story flow, to try to "prove" their point about a different subject. Our second example is about intentional proof-texting, pure and simple, in an attempt to lead people astray concerning the false savior mentioned above and the piercing of his hands. This is explained in the second chapter, and from there we will go into (Isaiah 53) to understand the mystery that is hidden there. After that we discuss the background of the Jews, and how they fit into a discussion of (Isaiah 53).
To unravel this mystery, we must seek the ETERNAL CREATOR. We must quest for the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of the universes, who has an overall plan for mankind. And He says you will find Him, if you search for Him, "with all your heart and with all your soul" (Deuteronomy 4:29). And when you do find Him, you must love Him "with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might (Deuteronomy 6:5), because "the ETERNAL he is SOVEREIGN; there is none else besides Him" (Deuteronomy 4:35).
To Quest for the Ancient of Days is very simple. Read the Hebrew Scriptures [OT or Tanakh] and simply believe and then do what they state as they are perfect (Psalms 18:30). No other book is needed; no personal advisor is needed. What it states is what it means. The Hebrew Scriptures states that ONE Being (Deuteronomy 4:35) created this entire universe (Genesis 1:1) and created human life (Genesis 1:27) on planet earth. This Mighty One gave us a righteous standard to live by (Psalms 119:172) and since all sin-breaking of His righteous standard (Amos 2:4) is against Him (Psalms 51:4), only He can forgive that sin (Isaiah 43:25-26). Moreover, He alone is our Savior (Hosea 13:4), "there is none else" (Isaiah 45:5).
He gives us His Commandments because He loves us and the Commandments are for our well being. The ETERNAL is the most loving Father there could ever be. These Commandments constitute a high and righteous standard for us humans to live by. Many say the Commandments cannot be understood and many say that the standard is too high and we cannot live by it. Did you know these excuses are not modern new age thoughts? The Children of Israel also gave them to Moses in the desert and this was his answer to them:
(Deuteronomy 30:11-16) (TLB) 11Obeying these commandments is not something beyond your strength and reach; 12for these laws are not in the far heavens, so distant that you can't hear and obey them, and with no one to bring them down to you; 13nor are they beyond the ocean, so far that no one can bring you their message; 14but they are very close at hand, in your hearts and on your lips, so obey them. 15Look, today I have set before you life and death, depending on whether you obey or disobey. 16I have commanded you today to love the ETERNAL your CREATOR and to follow his paths and to keep his laws, so that you will live and become a great nation, and so that the ETERNAL your CREATOR will bless you and the land you are about to possess.
We have access to much knowledge in these latter days (Daniel 12:4). We can read the words that the ETERNAL has given us, and learn directly from Him. Is it hard to do the CREATOR's Will? No, not at all! We just have to make up our minds that what He says is what we are going to do and follow through with it. Where it becomes hard to follow the Commandments is when we look to man, government, society, family, etc. to get their approval instead of looking to our ETERNAL SOVEREIGN for His backing and approval.
Nevertheless, let us consider Adam and Eve in the beginning. They were sent into the world unprepared, they had no clue what to expect. WHY? Why would a loving CREATOR send them out into the world so unprepared? Why would a loving CREATOR create a new type of being fashioned after Himself and just let the adversary have a clear opportunity to lead them astray?
Didn't the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN know that the adversary would tempt humankind into all sorts of wrong religious practices that would bring unhappiness? Yes, He knew. So, why did He set the world up this way? Because He is seeking like-minded people, who have learned from His word and come to love Him. He wants to find people that will heed His ancient writings and seek Him out. People who are tired of the pain caused by doing it "their way". People who cry out to Him for forgiveness, who desire to be like Him. People who will use His gift of Truth and Knowledge to teach others, in this world and in The Wonderful World of Tomorrow.
Some might say we are commanded to love the ETERNAL (Deuteronomy 6:5; Deuteronomy 30:16) and there is no love given in return, but that is not correct. There is a streaming torrent of love that flows from Him. Human kind, made in His Own Image, has rejected that love beginning with Adam and Eve. They did not care for their Maker; they cared more for satisfying their own feelings.
All humans let their feelings get in the way of doing what is right as defined by the Ancient Writings we call Scripture. We forget to remember that the inspiration behind those Ancient Words was provided by the Ancient of Days who started with only Himself and His energy and created and formed the universe and all that is in it. He did that for one reason. What is that reason? He CREATED all of this to produce millions upon millions of human beings in a learning and testing situation. Why is that? He is looking for like-minded people, who will willingly return His Love and obey his commandments, to teach the rest of humanity today, and in The Wonderful World of Tomorrow. Why? So that He will have a family of millions, no billions that want to dwell with Him, as He is desirous to dwell with us, His children. Furthermore, we'll be dwelling together with Him, on this earth and not in Heaven as many have falsely been led to believe. (Jeremiah 3:17, Ezekiel 37:21-28, Ezekiel 43:7, Zechariah 2:11)
The goal of this essay is to share what we have learned, about our understanding of (Isaiah 53). We are not perfect and we are not asking you to believe what we say, just because we say it. We are asking you to find out for yourselves, if these words are true or not. We invite you to seek the ETERNAL, to care what your CREATOR thinks, as you seek His Truth, His Knowledge, His Spirit and His Love. Remember, no love can be more pure, than His Love for you! Shouldn't you return that love?
Understanding (Isaiah 53); Discovering The Truth:
Chapter 1 A Virgin Shall Conceive - or Will She?
Chapter 2 What are these Wounds in Thy Hands?
Chapter 3 Who are the Jews and what is Their Purpose?
Chapter 4 Introduction to the Book of Isaiah.
Chapter 5 The Servant of Isaiah Chapter 53 by verse.
Chapter 6 Extermination of a People.
Chapter 7 The Final Word.
A Virgin Shall Conceive - Or Will She?
(Isaiah 7:14) (KJV) Therefore the ETERNAL Himself shall give you a sign; behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
The largest church on earth and her proselytising daughters claim that their faith is based on two prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament or Tanakh). Together these prophecies state that a promised messiah will be born of a virgin and that he will be crucified. If that is a true claim then the world needs to know this great fact or if it is fiction, the world needs to know even more. This mystery is revealed in the first two chapters.
Introduction To The First Chapter.
Mistranslation, intentional or otherwise, is everything!
ONCE A DEED IS DONE, IT CANNOT BE UNDONE. You can say you are sorry and weep heartfelt tears of bitterness, but the damage has been done and it is written in the Scroll where it will remain until slowly washed by the waves of time. The penalty for a wrong deed may only last a moment or two or it may remain until the waves on the ocean of time come to their end.
Once Adam and Eve preformed the forbidden act, that deed cannot be undone and thus was recorded on the scroll and humankind will suffer the penalty until the new heaven and new earth. It's written that the sins of the father will last to the third or fourth generation; the effects of sin vary, but each sin leaves a festering sore on our soul and it may or may not scar over.
A mistranslation of Scripture is a sin that will last a very long time, at least until the prophet is raised from the grave to straighten it out and start with a new scroll. In this study we will show the error on one set of Scripture, (Isaiah 7:14 through Isaiah 9:6). The other one, (Zechariah 13:6), has been quoted out of context, but when seen in context it tells a different story. The reason for these first two articles is to eliminate the major hindrance to understanding (Isaiah 53), and that is that (Isaiah 53) is not about a half 'god' half 'man from Galilee'.
MOST PEOPLE WHO READ (ISAIAH 7:14) AND (ISAIAH 9:6) FROM THE KING JAMES VERSION would automatically assume the verse is referring to a person commonly called 'the man of Galilee', especially if that casual reading is quoted out of context it would surely give that false indication.
Between (Isaiah 7:14) and (Isaiah 9:6), three different signs were given and all three are concerned with a name that is to be given to a son. The first sign is not that there is to be a son, but the name that is to be given to that particular son.
If we look closely at these passages in Scripture, we will find that the mother's condition is different in all three cases. In one instance, the mother of (Isaiah 7:14) is already pregnant; in another, the mother must be impregnated; and in the last one, the son had already been born when these series of passages were written.
The problem with the King James Version is that its translation of the Hebrew Scriptures [OT] is based primarily on the Greek Septuagint and Latin Vulgate. Jewish scholars translated the first five books of the Hebrew text into Greek and later Greek and Roman scholars translated the remaining portions of the Hebrew text into Greek. Still later other Greek and Roman scholars translated the Septuagint into the "Latin Vulgate" and both of the versions are of the church in Rome. The King James Version of the Hebrew Scriptures [OT] is based primarily on the Septuagint. Thus, the KJV text has gone from the original inspired Hebrew through translations into Greek/Latin and then into English. In some cases in the Hebrew Scriptures [OT] the text is based on the Vulgate which was translated from Latin into English.
If that was not bad enough, the King James English of 1611 is archaic and difficult to understand. The information in the archaic King James Version had already undergone two Catholic revisions before the King James translators got their hands on it.
(Isaiah 7:14) (KJV) Therefore the ETERNAL Himself shall give you a sign; behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Any child who has ever attended summer Bible School will tell you, "Yep, that is him all right, 'the man from Galilee'. However, is it?
We will begin by asking a serious question: What was "the sign" and "who was the ETERNAL giving the sign to?" To answer that, first we need a brief history lesson. The setting is around 735 BCE. And what was the king of Assyria, Tiglath-pileser III, and his people doing? They are Assyrians, and they were invading nations and therefore, they were invading, conquering, raping, pillaging, destroying, and terrorizing as they had always done. What can I say, that is just what they did!
The setting in the land of Israel then was that the Davidic Kingdom of Israel had split in two. However, this series of verses will conclude with the reunification of the Kingdom, thus this will cover a long span of time.
The capital of the ten tribes (the House of Israel) was Samaria in the North and the capital of two tribes (the House of Judah) was Jerusalem to the South. The king of Israel was Phacee, the king of Judah was Achaz, and the king of Syria (or Aram) was Rasin.
Tiglath-pileser (the King of Assyria) was invading southward through Phoenicia and down into the Mesopotamian area. He burst through Aram and Israel like a wrecking ball forcing kings Rasin and Phacee to pay tribute to Tiglath-pileser. As vassals to Tiglath-pileser, they were forced to do everything that the conquering king demanded; this put them into a very humiliating situation. To try to remedy the situation, Rasin and Phacee formed an alliance and they invited King Achaz of Judah to join their conspiracy and help them fight against King Tiglath-pileser.
King Achaz refused to join their alliance and attack Assyria; so King Rasin and King Phacee decided to attack Jerusalem. Their plan was to force Achaz to join their alliance and attack Assyria; if he refused they would assassinate him and set up somebody else in that area that would join them.
As a side note, America and her allies, and Israel, are still attacking nations, and assassinating kings and setting up puppet leaders who will do their bidding. Nothing ever changes.
This history background brings us to Isaiah Chapter 7 with the two armies attacking Jerusalem, but not making much headway. In verses 2 through 7, King Achaz (of Judah) realizes his predicament and seeks help from the Prophet Isaiah. The ETERNAL sends Isaiah and Isaiah's son Shearjashub to King Achaz to tell him not to fear the alliance because The Mighty One will protect him. Shearjashub is the first son mentioned in this passage. Obviously, Isaiah's son had already been born. Shearjashub's name means, "a remnant will return."
Isaiah's message from the ETERNAL was given to Achaz and Achaz was assured that the other kings' plan would not succeed and neither king would have power over Judah or her boundaries. In addition, within sixty-five years, Ephraim (Israel) would be crushed and broken. Achaz was having trouble believing Isaiah's message so the ETERNAL sent him another word:
(Isaiah 7:9-11) (TLB) 9Samaria is the capital of Ephraim alone, and King Pekah's power will not increase. You don't believe Me? If you want Me to protect you, you must learn to believe what I say. 10Not long after this, the ETERNAL sent this further message to King Ahaz: 11Ask Me for a sign to prove that I will indeed crush your enemies as I have said. Ask anything you like, in heaven or on earth.
Starting in verse 12 the king refused and said:
(Isaiah 7:12-13) (TLB) 12But the king refused. No, he said, I'll not bother the ETERNAL with anything like that. 13Then Isaiah said: O House of David, you aren't satisfied to exhaust my patience; you exhaust the ETERNAL's as well!
Next comes verse 14.
(Isaiah 7:14) (KJV) Therefore the ETERNAL Himself shall give you a sign; behold, a virgin (Strong's #H5959) shall conceive (Strong's #H2030), and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (Strongs #H6005).
The KJV in (Isaiah 7:14) uses the English word "virgin" which is translated from the Greek Septuagint. In the Hebrew, the word "'almah" (al-maw' #H5959 in Gesenius') means "a young woman, a maiden, a youthful spouse recently married. The idea of unspotted virginity is not that which this word conveys.
In addition, the word "shall" is NOT in the Hebrew. The addition of this word would seem to make this a matter that would happen at some distant time. The English word "conceive" comes from the Hebrew word "hareh" (#H2030 / #H2029. Haw-reh' in Strong's) is from #H2029 which is "harah" (haw-raw'). It is a primary root meaning, "To be pregnant." Thus, the young woman in question was not to become pregnant, but she was already pregnant.
The "sign" was to be that she would name the child "Immanuel" (Strong's #H6005) Thus Achaz, who must have known the girl and that she was already pregnant, would then realize that The Mighty One of Israel was protecting him. If this was a woman that King Achaz did not know, if it was just somebody that lived down the street that he had no knowledge of, the fact that she was pregnant and had a child which she named "Immanuel" would not mean anything to him.
However, if it was someone that he already knew, let us say a relative, maybe a niece, then in a short time after he got the special message from the ETERNAL, if someone came up to him and said, "By the way, your niece had a son and she named him 'Immanuel' (Strong's #H6005), which means 'our ETERNAL SOVEREIGN is with us', then he would be assured that what Isaiah told him was true. It is to be noted that the fulfillment of Isaiah's message would have rung a bell in Achaz's mind and he would have thought, "Oh yeah, that's what the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN told me."
Stop and think about this for a moment. Practically, IF Achaz's message was a prophecy about a supposed 'man of Galilee', how was the ETERNAL's message going to benefit Achaz in his present situation in 735 BCE because the Galilean would not even be born for over 700 more years? That would be as if the ETERNAL had told him: I am going to give you a sign that these two armies are not going to annihilate you but the sign will not happen for 735 years from now. That would not be very comforting to Achaz, because by then all parties involved would have long since died, and he would have been just as well off without such a sign.
Therefore, if this was truly a prophecy about 'a man from Galilee', it really is not that much of a sign that is going to help Achaz. It is not going to benefit him at all. In other words, what the Protestants and Catholics say this verse means, is just pure nonsense. It is not dual meaning either because pulling verses out of context is a Catholic-Protestant theological scheme to shore up their invented eschatological (end time) ideas.
Are you beginning to see the dishonesty in any translation that is based on the Septuagint? This one verse should be reason enough to scrap the Septuagint because this one verse is something that the Catholic/Protestants have built a total false religion around. The whole basis of the Catholic-Protestant religion is that, 'a man from Galilee' was born of a virgin to be 'the savior of the world'. To prove it they quote (Isaiah 7:14) from a Greek translation that came out of the Roman Catholic Church. The name "Immanuel" is the key because if it were a prophecy about a Galilean, why wasn't he named that? The prophecy says "she will name him Immanuel" but no Galilean known was named Immanuel. In addition, this "Immanuel" would know good and evil, thus he was a sinner like all of humankind.
Did the ETERNAL's sign come true? Yes, check it out in (2 Kings 16:7-9) Within three years, in 732 BCE, the Assyria army destroyed King Rasin and his army and took Syria into captivity. Thus, we see that in three years or by the time Immanuel learned to reject the evil and choose the good, Judah had been delivered from harms way.
However, notice that in verses 7 and 8 it shows that even with the sign, Achaz did not trust the ETERNAL enough to leave the matter to Him to solve. Instead Achaz paid Tiglath-pileser to save him and brought condemnation upon himself. The outcome of that scenario is that Achaz (a Jew), paid the Assyrians to take Israel into captivity, but once on the rampage they strip Judah's wealth.
(Isaiah 7:19-21) (TLB) 19They will come in vast hordes, spreading across the whole land, even into the desolate valleys, caves, and thorny parts, as well as to all your fertile acres. 20In that day, the ETERNAL will take this "razor", these Assyrians you have hired to save you, and use it on you to "shave off everything you have" your land, your crops, your people. 21When they finally stop plundering, the whole nation will be a pastureland; whole flocks and herds will be destroyed, and a farmer will be fortunate to have a cow and two sheep left.
Another Child Sign.
Then in Isaiah 8 verse 3 we have another son's name as a sign, but this time it is to be Isaiah's son and he must impregnate his wife. The child's name is Mahershalalhashbaz, which means "haste the booty, haste the spoil.
(Isaiah 8:3-4) (KJV) 3And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the ETERNAL to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz. 4For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.
Starting in (Isaiah 8:6), the ETERNAL states that since the people of Jerusalem planned to refuse His gentle care and were enthusiastic about asking the king of Assyria to come to aid them, then the ETERNAL will overwhelm them with a mighty flood from the Euphrates' River. The king of Assyria and all his mighty armies will rage against them. This flood of war will overflow all its channels and sweep into the land of Judah:
(Isaiah 8:5-8) (KJV) 5The ETERNAL spake also unto me again, saying, 6Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son; 7Now therefore, behold, the ETERNAL bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks: 8And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel (Strong's #H6005), [which means 'our ETERNAL SOVEREIGN is with us'].
Then, the people are told not to fear anything except the ETERNAL and if they fear Him, they need not fear anything else, for He is their Rock of salvation. However, Israel and Judah refused His care and did not rely on their SOVEREIGN, but they stumbled over the Words of the ETERNAL their Rock.
(Isaiah 8:12-15) (GNT) 12Do not join in the schemes of the people and do not be afraid of the things that they fear. 13Remember that I, the ETERNAL Almighty, am holy; I am the one you must fear. 14Because of My awesome holiness I am like a stone that people stumble over; I am like a trap that will catch the people of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel and the people of Jerusalem. 15Many will stumble; they will fall and be crushed. They will be caught in a trap.
Verse 14 is also taken out of context to try to help validate a Galilean as a savior. However, in context the message is clear even in the KJV:
(Isaiah 8:13-16) (KJV) 13Sanctify the CREATOR of hosts Himself; and let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread. 14And He shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. 16Bind up the testimony, seal the law among My disciples.
Notice the ETERNAL said He Shall be a sanctuary for both houses of Israel. When will that be? Since it has not happened yet, it is prophesied for a future time. Therefore, in the text flow, The Mighty One is beginning to bring focus on the latter days.
(Isaiah 8:16-18) (KJV) 16Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. 17And I will wait upon the ETERNAL, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. 18Behold, I and the children whom the ETERNAL hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the SOVEREIGN of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
(Isaiah 8:19-21) (KJV) 19And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their CREATOR? for the living to the dead? 20To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. 21And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their CREATOR, and look upward.
Isaiah is prophesying of the lack of spiritual knowledge for ALL the Children of Israel will be from the destruction of the first Temple and their captivity until the building of the third Temple. Catholic monks added the chapter breaks and they make an unnatural break in the text flow. Thus, the flow is from their darkness back then until their descendants see the light of their salvation in the New Kingdom age in the Wonderful World of Tomorrow. Remember that Isaiah's first son's name means "a remnant will return" and in the latter days, the remnant of ALL Israel will return as the Davidic Kingdom is finally established.
(Isaiah 8:22-Isaiah 9:1) (KJV) 8:22And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness. 9:1Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
The next verse is speaking of the first awakening just before the Davidic kingdom is set up as people stand from the darkness of death into the sunlight of life.
(Isaiah 9:2) (KJV) The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Isaiah now begins to show that the "Hope of Israel" is that the ETERNAL will bring joy and gladness when He finally sets up His Messianic Kingdom and the former tyranny is burned with fire.
(Isaiah 9:3-5) (CEV) 3Our CREATOR, you have made your nation stronger. Because of you, its people are glad and celebrate like workers at harvest time or like soldiers dividing up what they have taken. 4You have broken the power of those who abused and enslaved your people. You have rescued them just as you saved your people from Midian. 5The boots of marching warriors and the blood-stained uniforms have been fed to flames and eaten by fire.
Here we see the final sign of a son. This one, just like Isaiah's first son, had already been born. However, different from the first son, at the time of Isaiah, this son had died long before. This son was buried with a body of flesh, but when he stands from his grave he is reborn as a spirit being with a spirit body; the first born in the image of his Father, the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN. Then the Righteous Remnant will be changed also.
(Isaiah 9:6-7) (LEB) 6For a child has been born for us; a son has been given to us. And the dominion will be on his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty SOVEREIGN, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7His dominion will grow continually, and to peace there will be no end on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and sustain it with justice and righteousness now and forever. The zeal of Yahweh of hosts will do this.
How much plainer can it be? King David is the promised Mashiach [Messiah], who ruling under the ETERNAL, will finally bring peace and reunification to both houses of Israel in the everlasting Davidic Kingdom of The Wonderful World of Tomorrow. The Prophet Elijah will be awakened to turn the hearts of the Children of Israel back to the faith of the fathers, the Abrahamic Hebrew faith and the hearts of the fathers to their descendants the Children of Israel.
What Are These Wounds In Thy Hands?
(Zechariah 13:6) (KJV) And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
The largest church on earth and her proselytising daughters claim that their faith is based on two prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament or Tanakh) Together these prophecies state that a promised messiah will be born of a virgin and that he will be crucified. If that is a true claim then the world needs to know this great fact or if it is fiction, the world needs to know even more. This mystgery is revealed in the first two chapters.
Introduction To The Second Chapter.
Mistranslation, intentional or otherwise, is everything!
You can fool some of the people all of the time. In addition, you can fool some of the people some of the time. However, you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
As the poet said, "Truth crushed to earth will rise again!" However, the person that discovers it and reveals the secret will probably be branded as some sort of kooky nut job. All truth will eventually become known as the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN reveals it in His own right time. Our loving ETERNAL SOVEREIGN is now revealing the truth that some have tried to keep secret.
To quote from the "Forward" in the King James Bible in the notes from the Translators to the Readers: "But how shall men mediate in that, in that which they cannot understand: How shall they understand that which is kept close in an unknown tongue?" So, now you know and you can mediate on that to determine how your life will be affected.
ASK ALMOST ANY "CHRISTIAN" TO READ (ZECHARIAH 13:6) aloud and ask, "Who is this Scripture referring to?" They will look at you in shock or amazement and say, "Oh this obviously refers to 'Jesus Christ,' whose hands were pierced during his crucifixion."
This verse from Zechariah is one of the most often misquoted texts used by 'Christian' luminaries to uphold their claim that 'Jesus' is the Messiah. Unfortunately for them, that claim is also one of the easiest to prove false.
"Proof-texting" is the technique of extracting a verse or part of a verse, usually out of context, and then use it to make a point that is different from the context of the verse. In this case, it is used as one of the main pillars to attempt to support their doctrine that their savior was a crucified human sacrifice. For an in-depth study on this topic, see the article: 'Is Blood Required To Atone For Sin'?
The doctrine in question is the Protestant-Catholic-Messianic claim that ['Jesus' a.k.a. 'Yahshua'] was the Messiah of Israel. However, an examination of the entire thirteenth chapter of Zechariah is required to understand the story flow of what is being stated. When the previous five verses are read, the meaning of verse six becomes crystal clear.
We will begin by quoting the first six verses of Zechariah 13 to get an overview and then we will examine each verse more closely.
(Zechariah 13:1) (KJV) In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
(Zechariah 13:2) (KJV) And it shall come to pass In that day, saith the ETERNAL of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the [false] prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.
(Zechariah 13:3) (KJV) And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begot him shall say unto him, Thou shall not live; for thou speakest lies in the Name of the ETERNAL: and his father and his mother that begot him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.
(Zechariah 13:4) (KJV) And it shall come to pass In that day, that the [false] prophets shall be ashamed every one of his visions, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:
(Zechariah 13:5) (KJV) But he shall say, "I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.
(Zechariah 13:6) (KJV) And one shall say unto him, "What are these wounds in thy hands?" Then he shall answer, "Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
Verse 1 gives the general time setting of when this prophecy will be fulfilled. The key is the phrase "in that day." In other examples where this phrase is used (Hosea 2:16-18), most serious students of the Bible understand In that day refers generally to "the time of the Messianic age" (1000 Years). One significant event that will occur during this coming age of peace and perfection is that the knowledge and understanding of, He who is the "One True CREATOR of Israel", will saturate the entire earth (Habakkuk 2:14). The removal of false understanding and the wrongful worship of false 'gods' will accompany this. It will also mean that the priests and prophets of false religions will essentially be out of a job.
Verse 2 expounds this idea further by stating that the names of false 'gods' (idols) will be "cut off out of the land." To be "cut off out of the land" means to be destroyed or consumed. The names of these false 'gods' will not even be allowed to be spoken (Hosea 2:17) After a time, even the memory of them will be forgotten. The prophets of these false religions will also be removed along with the unclean spirits which cause abnormal human behavior.
Verse 3 states the penalty for someone who tries to teach others about false 'gods'. If anyone attempts to sway others away from the Righteous One of Israel, that person should be put to death by his own parents.
Verse 4 tells how very embarrassed and ashamed every prophet or teacher of the world's false religious systems will feel, and they will no longer wear the rough garments of a prophet to deceive the people.
Verse 5 shows that the false teachers will deny they taught others to embrace a false and useless religion. Remember that all five verses here are referring to false prophets, i.e. teachers and proponents of a false religion. A religion that teaches men to worship any 'god' other than the Righteous One of Israel is a false religion.
This brings us to the verse in question:
(Zechariah 13:6) (KJV) And one shall say unto him, "What are these wounds in thy hands?" Then he shall answer, "Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends."
Now, who is the "him" that is being referred in verse 6?
It is the same "him" in verse 5 who claimed not to be a false prophet, but a farmer.
It is the same "him" in verse 4 who is ashamed to have taught a false religion and a false 'god' to the people.
It is the same "him" in verse 3 who is in danger of being put to death by his parents for trying to sway others away from Israel's Righteous One.
It is the same "him" in verse 2 who was cut off from the land because of his abominable teachings.
In other words, the "him" in verse 6 is a false prophet, a teacher of myths and fables who has deceived the people of the earth and who is to be given the label of "false teacher" in due time.
We can clearly see that the subject of verse 6 is false 'prophets, teachers, ministers, rabbis etc.', who deceive the people of the earth. Therefore, in no way, can this verse be used as proof of the existence, coming, or divinity of the one called ['Jesus' a.k.a. 'Yahshua'], portrayed in the [New Testament]™.
Furthermore, "wounds in thy hands" is a mistranslation. The Hebrew word for "wounds" is "makkah": (Strong's #H4347) and is more accurately translated "to be smitten or stricken", i.e. "beaten". This is reinforced by the word "wounded": (Strong's #H5221) in the phrase "Those with which I was wounded". In other words, another way to state that is: "Why have you been beaten"?
The answer to this question is given in the last part of verse 6: "I was wounded in the house of my friends". Being a false teacher will simply not be tolerated during the messianic age.
When these verses are read in context, it becomes very clear that verse 6 is not a reference to ['Jesus' a.k.a. 'Yahshua'] at all. Actually, this verse is not even a messianic verse. It is a description of the fate of false teachers who have deceived people into believing in a false 'god'.
When the prophecies of the Old Testament, which seem to point to ['Jesus' a.k.a. 'Yahshua'] as the so-called 'Messiah' of Israel are examined in context and in the original Hebrew, they can usually be put to rest rather quickly.
Speaking on the context of a verse, the story flow around (Isaiah 7:14) is what the child is to be named, not the sexual activity of the child's mother. The Hebrew word "'almah" (al-maw' #H5959 in Gesenius') states "a young woman, a maiden, a youthful spouse recently married. The idea of unspotted virginity is not what this word conveys".
In fact, throughout the entire Hebrew Scriptures, not one example can be found where the CREATOR supernaturaly impregnated, or caused a pregnancy, that did not include the seed of a human male.
The name of the child was Immanuel (Strong's #H6005), which means "the ETERNAL [is] with us" which would be more of a comfort to Achaz than any news of his supposed virgin niece being pregnant. Had he been told that the father of his niece's child was not her husband, he would searched far and wide for the scoundrel that did it.
The names that are mentioned in these three chapters are all very meaningful:
1. The son of Amos is named Isaiah which means "THE ETERNAL SOVEREIGN WILL SAVE HIS PEOPLE.
2. The son of the pregnant woman that King Achaz knew was named Immanuel which means, "OUR ETERNAL SOVEREIGN IS WITH US." These first two names were given before Achaz decided not to trust the ETERNAL, but to trust in the king of Assyria instead.
3. A son of Isaiah was named Maher-shalal-hash-baz which means "QUICK TO THE PLUNDER, SWIFT TO THE SPOIL.
4. Another son of Isaiah was named Shear-jashub which means "A REMNANT WILL RETURN." This son was named after Achaz made his decision to pay the king of Assyria, to prophesy of Judah's captivity two hundred years later.
5. A son of Jessie was named David, and he will stand from the grave, and his name is called 'WONDERFUL COUNSELOR', 'MIGHTY SOVEREIGN', 'EVERLASTING FATHER', 'PRINCE OF PEACE'.
We have seen that despite (intentional or unintentional) manipulation by various translators to make it appear otherwise, no person in Scripture was ever born of a virgin. Moreover, all false prophets (who say otherwise), will be cut off from the land.
Concluding Isaiah (Isaiah 65-66).
The Wonderful World Tomorrow
Speaking about the "New Heavens and Earth" (Isaiah 65:17-25), the ETERNAL states, "When a man builds a house, he will keep on living in it; it will not be destroyed by invading armies. My people will plant vineyards and eat the fruit themselves. There would be no enemies to confiscate it. For My people will live as long as trees and will long enjoy their hard-won gains. Their harvests will not be eaten by their enemies; their children will not be born to be cannon fodder.
I will answer My people before they even call to Me. While they are still talking to Me about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!
The wolf and lamb shall feed together and be led by a little child. The lion shall eat straw as the ox does and poisonous snakes shall strike no more! In those days nothing and no one shall be hurt or destroyed in all My Righteous Mountain", says the ETERNAL
And much much more. You should read the rest.
Who Are The Jews And What Is Their Purpose?
Mistranslation, intentional or otherwise, is everything!
Note: Mistranslated words, or English words not found in the Hebrew, will be colored purple.
There is a tendency today to discount anyone who reads the Hebrew Scriptures [OT or Tanakh], much less believes what they state. However, the Hebrew Scriptures contain the ETERNAL's truths; truths that have been overlooked, discounted, even mocked; yet, they are the key to all the misery present in today's world.
ANOTHER SHOCKER THAT IS NOT UNDERSTOOD OR RECORDED BY HISTORIANS and it is nearly totally unknown by Judaism and only partially understood by a few Sabbath keeping 'Christians', is that the Northern Kingdom of Israel WAS NOT JEWISH! The Kingdom of Israel was never Jewish, despite their insistence to the contrary! However, it did contain the tribes of Benjamin, Judah, and Levi who made up the Jewish people. The first place in the Bible that the word Jews occurs is in (2 Kings 16:6). Here, the nation of Israel was at war, in an alliance with Syria, against the Jews!
The truth about the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel, is a subject covered in the essay: "The Children of Israel". It is indeed true that the nation of Israel is the ETERNAL's chosen people. However, understand that they were not chosen to be teacher's pet, or to receive special favors. They were chosen for a holy purpose. They were to prepare to become a kingdom of priests, a holy nation unto the ETERNAL (Exodus 19:3-7). The final nation of Israel, has great significance in the ETERNAL's Purpose for all peoples! One cannot understand the real purpose and incredible potential of man without this vital knowledge.
Abram, as he was originally named, was intent on pleasing the CREATOR. The ETERNAL saw this, and chose to call on, and test Abram. This ancient patriarch is later called the friend of the ETERNAL. The ETERNAL was calling on him for a very special purpose, because He had seen loyalty and obedience in this man. The ETERNAL was calling him, to be prepared for a special service. To this man, Abram, the CREATOR commanded:
(Genesis 12:1-2) (KJV) 1Now the ETERNAL had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Just as the CREATOR had started the whole world with one man, Adam, He would now start his own peculiar nation in the world from one man, Abraham. Likewise, the CREATOR's own flesh-born nation, from which is to be reborn the Eternal Kingdom of the Almighty CREATOR, was started with one man who obeyed the CREATOR without question, and accepted His Sovereignty.
Did Abram stop to argue and reason? Did Abram quibble, resist, argue, or rebel? He certainly did not! The Scripture states simply, "So Abram departed." In addition, he did not give his opinion about it. Abram simply departed. Just plain, unquestioned obedience! Thus, the CREATOR had chosen Abram to become the patriarch of His nation Israel. He established the man (Abram), whose name he later changed to Abraham, as the father of His nation, Israel! To Abraham and his descendants, were all the promises of the CREATOR made. Therefore, we have no choice. We must become like Abraham, and love our CREATOR with all of our heart and mind, if we are to be a part of the Righteous Remnant and inherit the promise of eternal life in the Almighty CREATOR's Kingdom. Of His peculiar flesh-born nation, Israel, the ETERNAL said:
(Isaiah 43:15-21) (KJV) 15I am the ETERNAL, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King. 16Thus saith the ETERNAL, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; 17Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow. 18Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. 20The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. 21This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
That prophecy shall be fulfilled! Many will ask the question, "So what difference does it make", not knowing the ETERNAL's PURPOSE AND PLAN for humankind?
There Is A Purpose In Life.
A large, exciting, and pulsating part of all Scripture is devoted to prophecy, of which approximately 90% relates to our day, these latter days of time now in the Twenty-first Century. It is a warning to us, to our English-speaking peoples and all nations of the earth. The warning is of immediate life and death importance. The prophecies come alive once their doors are opened by this discovered master key!
This vital part of Scripture had been closed! No story of fiction was ever so strange, so fascinating, so absorbing, so packed with interest and suspense, as this gripping true saga of the identity of the Biblical Children of Israel and the prophecies about them. Through it all, our Almighty CREATOR gives momentous warning!
Those who read and heed may be spared unprecedented cataclysmic tragedy soon to strike. If our peoples and their governments will awaken, heed, and turn to their loving CREATOR, then our nations may be spared. "Oh ETERNAL, HELP US TO UNDERSTAND AND OPEN OUR EYES TO SEE!" Our loving CREATOR states about the Children of Israel:
(2 Chronicles 7:14) (KJV) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
The next statement may sound incredible, but it is true. Editors, newscasters, and foreign correspondents do not understand the real meaning of the world news they report, analyze, and discuss. Heads of government are utterly unaware of the true significance of the very world-shaking events with which they deal. They have no conception of where these events are leading. Incredible? Perhaps, but true!
Not knowing how or where the modern nations are specifically mentioned in prophecies, the world is utterly blinded to the plain and simple meaning of prophecy. Due to this lost key, Scriptures have become discredited and rejected in this world's educational system. The baseless and unprovable theory of evolution has been substituted as the foundational concept to the supposed rational approach to knowledge.
Our peoples have forgotten and departed far from their Maker who designed, created, and maintains the unlimited Universe. They have shut their eyes and closed their ears to His dynamic revelation to humankind which, to ears that can hear, thunders out the life-and-death warning to those in responsible positions of power!
Is it too late? Have our leaders become so steeped in deceptive false education, so brain-dead (from power and high living) that they cannot be aroused from slumber? ETERNAL CREATOR, please help us now to understand! Time is fast closing in on us!
DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU ARE ALIVE? Few people have even the vaguest idea that humankind was put on the earth for a PURPOSE, let alone what that purpose might be. The Almighty CREATOR is producing a family in and through humankind! The CREATOR's ultimate transcendent PURPOSE is breathtaking beyond words. The establishment of the ancient nation Israel is an integral part of the supreme master plan. 
Seven generations after the Flood, the ETERNAL found a man who would obey Him. His name was Abram. He lived in Haran, in Mesopotamia. This man was to become a physical example of how the The Mighty One Of Israel, the CREATOR, operates. It was from Him that the nation Israel descended. Through Israel the CREATOR raised up his prophets, and in due time the ETERNAL's first born son, David son of Jesse, will stand from his grave, to usher in the ETERNAL's Kingdom.
Who Are The Jews And What Is Their Purpose?
One thing to keep in mind as we go through this article is that the identity of the Jews is widely known; the tribal name of Judah has not been lost even through 70 years of captivity. We will see that is true and why. Then, we will see how these promises to Abraham also affect the Jews, to whom they greatly do.
An English word, in many cases, may have several meanings depending on its use in a sentence. Thus, in a changing living language, English translators back in the 1700's may not have had access to the full range of meaning that may apply today.
An example of this is the Hebrew word ["shay'-bet"] (Strong's #H7626 'shebet') used in Scripture 190 times. "Shebet" is translated by the King James bible as "tribe" 141 times, "rod" 34 times, "sceptre" 9 times, "staff" 2 times, "correction" 1 time, "darts" 1 time, "pen" 1 time, and "screptres" 1 time.  The greatest majority of times this word is translated as "tribe."
One of the essential verses in understanding the prophecies is overlooked by most people. To understand nearly any subject we must have full comprehension of its beginning. The first chapter of the Hebrew Scriptures is Genesis, which means the beginning, and in Genesis 49, the Patriarch Jacob (Israel) is giving prophecies of the latter days to his sons, known as the Children of Israel.
(Genesis 49:10) (KJV) The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to Him shall be the obedience of the people.
To understand this verse and how it applies to Hebrew Scriptural prophecy, there are two words stated that are of prime importance to understand; they are a) Lawgiver, and b) Scepter.
A LAWGIVER is the one who gives a code of law to a people, as the ETERNAL gave His Law to His people Israel. However, the meaning of the word lawgiver is simply "a scribe."
(Isaiah 33:22) (KJV) For the ETERNAL is our Judge, the ETERNAL is our Lawgiver, the ETERNAL is our King; He will save us.
The English word "lawgiver" comes from the Hebrew word (Strong's #H2710 'chaqaq') (khaw-kak') and means "to hack (i.e. engrave) to be a scribe simply." Remember that as the Lawgiver the ETERNAL simply engraved His Laws on two tablets of lapis lazuli (a blue colored stone). Moses as a simple scribe would imprint the ETERNAL's Laws on tablets of stone then later scrolls.
LAWGIVER - One who gives a code of law to a people (Isaiah 33:22) The KJV used lawgiver seven times. Modern translations replace lawgiver with scepter four times (Genesis 49:10; Numbers 21:18; Psalms 60:7; Psalms 108:8). At (Deuteronomy 33:21) modern translations replace lawgiver with commander (NRSV), leader (NIV), ruler (NASB, REB), or an equivalent. The remaining two cases (Isaiah 33:22) identify the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN as the Lawgiver. Contrary to popular opinion, Scripture never expressly identifies Moses as "lawgiver."
Even though the Hebrew word "chaqaq" is translated as "lawgiver" and refers to the ETERNAL as having originated and engraved the law in the beginning, it also refers to men, as scribes, who only engrave His Law, not invent it. To sum this up Scripturally a "lawgiver" is simply a scribe. Therefore, , Who established and transcribed His laws in the beginning, whereas who transcribes the ETERNAL's Laws.
The ETERNAL SOVEREIGN was acting as The Master Scribe when He wrote the Commandments on the two slabs of blue lapis lazuli stone, the Master Scribe, but still a scribe. Keep in mind that the priests (Levites) were the first scribes (lawgivers), but Judah prevailed to become the scribes sometime after Ezra the High Priest compiled the Scriptures and later died.
To discern the setting for this understanding, we must notice something in Scripture.
(Ezekiel 20:13) (NIV) Yet the people of Israel rebelled against me [the ETERNAL] in the wilderness. They did not follow my decrees but rejected my laws, by which the person who obeys them will live, and they utterly desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and destroy them in the wilderness.
(Ezekiel 20:23) (NIV) Also with uplifted hand I swore to them in the wilderness that I [the ETERNAL] would disperse them among the nations and scatter them through the countries
Not only did the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN disperse Israel (Jeremiah 3:8, Jeremiah 3:14; Isaiah 50:1), but He divorced them (Hosea 1:3-6; Hosea 1:8-9). Israel was not alone in breaking the Laws and Heart of their CREATOR because Judah did also.
(Jeremiah 3:8) (NIV) I gave faithless Israel her certificate of divorce and sent her away because of all her adulteries. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear; she also went out and committed adultery.
Nevertheless, the ETERNAL had a job for Judah that mandated they must maintain their tribal identity. Their job was to maintain the Hebrew Scriptures, including the knowledge of the Sabbath and the knowledge of the Single ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe, which is what they have done. Sadly, the Jews have lost everything else including the Name of the CREATOR, the time of the true Sabbath, and have even substituted obedience to the Talmud, Mishnah, Kabbalah, and the Rabbis in place of obeying Torah.
(Hosea 1:7) (TLB) But I will have mercy on the tribe of Judah. I will personally free her from her enemies without any help from her armies or her weapons.
The ETERNAL moved Cyrus to voluntary free the Jews from their captivity in Babylon. The Jews retained their tribal name through 70 years of captivity and in fact still maintain it today. In modern battles in 1948 until 1988, the Jewish army has been given the credit for saving the Jews. However, it does not take a military strategist to realize that in 1948 a ragtag group of settlers could not hold off the well equipped armies of four Arab nations, without the direct intervention of the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of Hosts. Likewise, in 1967 when the Jews gained control of Jerusalem and the Sinai Peninsula in a six day war against all odds, the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of Hosts is obviously again the source of the victory.
After their 40 years of protection ended in 1988, the record of the Jewish Armies has been very dismal on the battlefield. However, the final fulfillment of verse seven will be at the end of the Time of Jacob's Trouble.
To summarize this point, the Jews were the tribe chosen to keep their tribal name of Judah, to maintain the Torah, the knowledge of which day is the Sabbath, and the concept of a monotheistic SOVEREIGN. These four things they have done. However, having said that, it must be noted that they havan't kept the Sabbath Holy since Roman times ended, opting instead to observe Saturday as their sabbath, rather than using the scriptual method of barley and lunar observations to determine when the month starts, and hence when the True Sabbath occurs.
NOW WE COME TO THE VITAL DISTINCTION, A BIT OF SCRIPTURAL TRUTH KNOWN ONLY BY VERY FEW. Note it carefully:
(Genesis 49:10) (NKJV) The Scepter [#H7626 Tribal Name] shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver [#H2710 scribe] from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to him [Shiloh] shall be the obedience of the people.
This verse must be approached in two different ways.
1. The first approach to this verse, is based on the meaning of the word "Scepter." First, , yet he is labeled this by many. A "Scepter" (#H7626) is [rod, staff, branch, offshoot, club, sceptre, clan or tribe, mark of authority - banner or flag]. However, most students of Scripture will rightfully tell you that "Shiloh to whom the obedience of the people will be" is the Mashiach. King David, as is widely known, will fulfill the promise of the Mashiach. 
2. The second, is the Hebrew word "chaqaq" (#H2710 in Strong's) is translated as "lawgiver." Originally, "chaqaq" referred to the ETERNAL as having brought His Law into existence in the beginning and engraved the law in stone on Mount Sinai. In addition, it also refers to men as scribes, who simply engrave the ETERNAL's Laws after they have been given, they do not decree it. To sum this up Scripturally, . Whereas, , Who composed and transcribed His laws in stone to give to Moses.
The Hebrew word "shebet" (#H7626 in Strong's) is translated as "a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or a clan." We saw in the previous chapter that the most probable use of the word is a "clan or tribe."
The AHD states the meaning of 'Scepter' "is 1) A staff held by a sovereign as an emblem of authority; 2) Ruling power or authority, sovereignty." Webster's Dictionary states: "'Scepter', a rod or staff, highly ornamented, held by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty.
To summarize (Genesis 49:10) (KJV) and cut to the chase, the verse does not say that the Jews are to be rulers of the people of Israel. In fact, Easton's Bible Dictionary states:
(Heb. 'shebet' = Gr. skeptron), properly a staff or rod. As a symbol of authority, the use of the sceptre originated in the idea that the ruler was as a shepherd of his people (Genesis 49:10; Numbers 24:17; Psalms 45:6; Isaiah 14:5). There is no example on record of a sceptre having ever been actually handled by a Jewish king.
Moreover, the verse plainly states that the Jews are to maintain their tribal identity and be the scribes for the Hebrew Scriptures down through history. Consequently, they would "maintain the knowledge of the Sabbath and of the monotheistic ETERNAL SOVEREIGN that created the Sabbath, although they would lose the knowledge of His Name and Calendar. In addition, the Prophecy does not say they would worship the SOVEREIGN, as they have their own religious traditions that sent them to Babylon. They did not return to the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN and they still have their religion of rabbinic Judaism that looks to the Talmud and the words of the rabbis as the final authority.
Yet, even so, Jews will not lose their tribal name of Judah and will be the scribes that maintain the Hebrew Scriptures and thus the identification of the monotheistic ETERNAL SOVEREIGN and His Sign of the Sabbath.
In this vein the promise-prophesy of (Genesis 49:8-10) shows that Judah would keep their tribal identity as Judah and be the Scriptural scribes for all the sons of Jacob until Shiloh (the Mashiach) comes. Judah has thus prevailed over his brothers as the only tribe maintaining their tribal name.
Thus, the fact remains that "The scepter, or , shall not depart from Judah." BUT, and here is the astonishing vital fact so few ever seem to have noticed:
(1 Chronicles 5:1-2) (TLB) 1The oldest son of Israel was Reuben, but since he dishonored his father by sleeping with one of his father's wives, his birthright was given to his half brother, Joseph. So the official genealogy doesn't name Reuben as the oldest son. 2Although Joseph received the birthright, yet Judah was a powerful and influential tribe in Israel, and from Judah came a prince.
Judah prevailed and the world knows who they are. Ten Tribes are unknown to the world, which leaves the Jews as the only known tribe of Israel. They claim to be the chosen people, but they are only a small part of the chosen people. Yet, they have a vital function to perform and that is, to maintain the Scriptures, the knowledge that there is only one true Almighty ETERNAL SOVEREIGN, and the knowledge of His Sabbath. Since Heylel hates the ETERNAL, she has deceived the whole world to hate the only people that claim to be His people! Thus, it is their job to bring the knowledge of the Sabbath down through the ages. In addition, they maintained the knowledge of the single Monotheistic ETERNAL SOVEREIGN and the only Scriptures about Him and Him alone.
Here is the deal given to all the Children of Israel:
(Exodus 19:5-6) (GNT) 5Now, if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own people. The whole earth is mine, but you will be my chosen people, 6a people dedicated to me alone, and you will serve me as priests.
Their job was to be a light to the Gentiles, and lead them to the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN. However, Israel totally failed to do that, and Judah is not the light to the nations on living a righteous life, even though they did maintain the Scriptures and knowledge of the Sabbath, as the Scepter tribe.
Introduction To The Book Of Isaiah.
The Book of Isaiah might well be the most misquoted and most misunderstood of all the prophetic books. The Book of Isaiah is mostly recognized as a prophetic book and that it is, but there is another side of this book that most people fail to see.
THE ORIGINAL HEBREW SCRIPTURES WERE WRITTEN IN SCROLLS. The scrolls were not broken into chapters and verses as we have it today. The practice of referring to chapters and verses only started around 1228 CE. Legend says that some monk from the church in Rome inserted these false breaks as he was riding his donkey across Europe. Nonetheless, the invention of such references suited the "Christian" publishers and printers so now that is what we have to work with. The Hebrew Scriptures are known today as the Old Testament or Tanakh.
Chapter and verse breaks serve to isolate various portions of the words of the ETERNAL and so changes and even distorts the meaning of passages, consequently allowing them to be taken out of context. That is the reason we must be very careful when anyone quotes a verse or passage out of its original text.
If you have read the first chapter of Isaiah, you might think that Isaiah is a book about a Father talking to His disobedient, rebellious, unloving and evil children. Nevertheless, if you look closely, you will see that it is really telling a love story. Isaiah is about a love story that has been interrupted. Before the love story can continue though, many things have to take place.
Before we look at the Book of Isaiah, we first need to look at the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN that Isaiah is talking about. This Father is very special and most interesting. He is really someone who loves to create. He is the most successful executive and is a great provider. In addition, I think that He is the most loving Father there ever was.
He loved His children and took care of them providing them with food and everything they needed. As a Father, He would cuddle His children speaking tenderly to them. He enjoyed watching His children and took care of each one. If they were in danger, He would protect them and not let anything happen to them. He loved His children so much that He wanted to have many, many children.
The Father is such a caring Father that it never entered His mind that His children would rebel against Him and not want to have anything to do with Him. Oh, there were a few who did not rebel and who loved their Father. Nevertheless, most of his children became rebellious and downright evil.
Talk about hurt! This Father was so hurt and His children became so corrupted that it angered the Father. Everything the Father said the children would turn around and say or do the opposite just to spite him. He tried everything he could to get his children to listen to him and do right things, but they would not. They became so evil that the Father did not want to have anything to do with them. Now the Father has to do something very sad. He has to punish His children. There is no way He will allow any of His evil children to receive any of His inheritance. What a shame! What a tragedy!
The Theme Of The Book.
If Isaiah was a movie, then chapters one and two would be the "Preview of Upcoming Attractions." The opening scene is set in the eight century BCE, with the Mighty Assyrian Empire dominating the entire Middle East, with all the political intrigue we saw above as Judah deals with Assyria, for the capture of the Ten Tribes. Chapter two is set in the latter days, with the Davidic Kingdom of our ETERNAL SOVEREIGN ruling the world in peace and harmony.
The Prophet Isaiah.
The Prophet Isaiah wrote the Book of Isaiah in the eighth century BCE. There is much to learn about the end times in this very important book. To fully understand the Book of Isaiah, we need to look at the author.
ISAIAH, whose name means [salvation of the ETERNAL], was the greatest of the writing prophets. He carried on his ministry in Judah during the reigns of four kings, possibly 740 to 680 BCE, a period of about sixty years during which Samaria was captured, and Israel was carried away in 722-721 BCE, and Judah was invaded by Sennacherib in 701 BCE.
The themes of Isaiah's utterances reach back to the eternal counsels of the CREATOR and the creation of the universe (e.g. Isaiah 42:5), and look forward to the time when the CREATOR will create new heavens and a new earth (Isaiah 65:17; Isaiah 66:22).
No other prophet has written with such majestic eloquence about the [splendor] of the SOVEREIGN. See: (Isaiah 40). All the nations of the earth come within the scope of Isaiah's predictions (e.g. Isaiah 2:4; Isaiah 5:26; Isaiah 14:6, Isaiah 14:26; Isaiah 40:15, Isaiah 40:17, Isaiah 40:22; Isaiah 66:18).
Whereas there are in Isaiah many important prophecies concerning Jerusalem (called by more than thirty different names) as well as prophecies about Israel, Judah, and the nations of the earth, the book sets forth the great Messianic [Mashiach] predictions in which are foretold [his] birth (Isaiah 9:6), his awakening (Isaiah 9:6-7), his mission (Isaiah 9:1-2; Isaiah 42:1-7; Isaiah 61:1-2), his future millennial reign (e.g. chapters Isaiah 2; Isaiah 11; Isaiah 65), etc.
Isaiah is written prophecy to show Israel and Judah their sins and the destruction that will come upon them if they do not repent. There are four general parts to a prophecy and these state the reasons why the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN gives prophecy:
1. The indictment against Israel or Judah and a warning and request for them to repent.
2. The retribution upon Israel or Judah if they do not repent.
3. To show the Mighty One's unceasing redemptive love for Israel and Judah when they come to Him with a broken and a contrite heart.
4. To set the limits that Satan [Heylel] cannot cross.
The prophecies in the book of Isaiah are played out using four servants of our SOVEREIGN.
The Four Servants Of The ETERNAL.
1. We must understand the servants that the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN mentions because that is a vital key. They are used for different purposes at different times. The first one mentioned is Isaiah who is the author of the book. He played a part in some prophesies as in the following verses where he was the sign of what is to come.
(Isaiah 20:2-5) (NKJV) 2At the same time the ETERNAL spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and remove the sackcloth from your body, and take your sandals off your feet. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot. 3Then the ETERNAL said, Just as My SERVANT Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder against Egypt and Ethiopia, 4so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians as prisoners and the Ethiopians as captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. 5Then they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation and Egypt their glory.
2. The next servant we see is the thirteen sons of Jacob and the thirteen tribes that came from them. They were chosen for a specific job. It is indeed true that the ancient nation of Israel was the SOVEREIGN's chosen people.
(Exodus 19:3-6) (KJV) 3And Moses went up unto the ETERNAL, and the ETERNAL called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; 4Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. 5Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
However, understand that they were not chosen as "teacher's pet" or for special favors. They were chosen for a special PURPOSE, WHICH they have never done. They were to prepare the ultimate establishment of the Kingdom of the ETERNAL! 
(Isaiah 41:8-9) (TLB) 8But as for you, O Israel, you are mine, my chosen ones; for you are Abraham's family, and he was my friend. 9I have called you back from the ends of the earth and said that you must serve but me alone, for I have chosen you and will not throw you away.
3. The next two servants are Kings, Cyrus and David; they are operating in two greatly different ages of time. In the sixth (6) century BCE, King Cyrus set the House of Judah free from captivity to return home and build the second Temple.
(Isaiah 44:28-Isaiah 45:1) (KJV) 44:28That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid. 45:1Thus saith the ETERNAL to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut.
The following four verses show the redemption of Judah from Babylon as the Jews are carrying the Temple vessels back to Jerusalem. The Jews are traveling under Cyrus' protection as the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN directed Cyrus.
(Isaiah 52:10-13) (NLT) 10The ETERNAL has demonstrated his holy power before the eyes of all the nations. All the ends of the earth will see the victory of our God. 11Get out! Get out and leave your captivity, where everything you touch is unclean. Get out of there and purify yourselves, you who carry home the sacred objects of the ETERNAL. 12You will not leave in a hurry, running for your lives. For the ETERNAL will go ahead of you; yes, the SOVEREIGN of Israel will protect you from behind. 13See, my servant will prosper; he will be highly exalted.
4. The next king, King David, in the twenty-first (21st) century CE, will set both houses free, the House of Judah and the House of Israel, from their upcoming captivity, to return home and build the third and final Temple. The following six verses occur on earth after the ETERNAL has returned and stood on the Mount of Olives splitting it in two. He then causes King David and the Prophet to stand from their graves to set His people free from captivity for the second time. Chapter 11 is near the beginning of the scroll, and gives a preview of the The Wonderful World Of Tomorrow, which is yet to come.
(Isaiah 11:1-5) (NRSV) 1A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. 2The spirit of the ETERNAL shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the ETERNAL. 3His delight shall be in the fear of the ETERNAL. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear; 4but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. 5Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist, and faithfulness the belt around his loins.
The Tribes Of Israel.
To be able to understand fully the subject of Isaiah 53, we need some background on who the Tribes of Israel are. The Northern Kingdom of the "House of Israel", consisted of the tribes of Asher, Dan, Ephraim, Gad, Issachar, Manasseh, Naphtali, Reuben, Simeon, and Zebulun (Numbers 1:21-45). The English word "Israel" is from the Hebrew word "Yisra'el" (yis-raw-ale' Strong's #H3478 and means, "he will rule as SOVEREIGN" it is used today typically of Jacob's posterity.
Here in the latter days the phrase "Greater House of Israel" is generally considered to consist of the democracies of Northwestern Europe, the British Isles, America, and most of the nations of the former British Commonwealth. The "House of Judah" consists of the Jews; while Joseph carried the name of Israel.
Prophecies Concerning Judah.
(Deuteronomy 30:1-2) states the case of the ETERNAL against Judah. They had been chasted according to (Deuteronomy chapters 28 and 29), which has been visited upon Israel in the land and now the time of expulsion from the land is near for Judah. Here the ETERNAL renews the promise of the Palestinian Covenant (Deuteronomy 30:3) that the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN will bring you [all the tribes of Israel] back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN has scattered you". Only a loving Father could do that.
The ETERNAL gave Isaiah a vision that is primarily about Judah and Jerusalem:
(Isaiah 1:1-2) (NIV) 1The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. 2Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For the ETERNAL has spoken: I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me.
In the second verse, Isaiah jumps right into the heart of the theme of his vision. In this verse, the ETERNAL is summoning the heavens and the earth to listen to Him. This is a huge matter to the ETERNAL. You can hear the cry of a Father lamenting over His children. The next verse follows right after verse two and all of Israel's (all 13 tribes) troubles come from the truth of this indictment.
(Isaiah 1:3-4) (NIV) 3The ox knows its master, the donkey its owner's manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand 4Woe to the sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the ETERNAL; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him.
Can you imagine children turning against their loving, caring Father the most wonderful father there could ever be? These children were so corrupt that they became their Father's enemies. Then what does the ETERNAL say that He will do to get relief [of the pain] from His enemies?
(Isaiah 1:24-25) (NIV) 24Therefore the ETERNAL, the CREATOR Almighty, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes and avenge myself on my enemies. 25I will turn My hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove all your impurities.
Have you ever seen a father of a newborn baby? You can see the pride in his eyes and the love on his face as he tenderly cuddles his precious one in his arms. Then in the next few years the child goes through the teething stage, the crawling stage, the walking and talking stage, the adolescent stage and on and on until he is an adult.
As a parent, and rightfully so, you expect your children to appreciate all that you have done for them. You expect to be a family and do special things together and celebrate special occasions. You expect to have a close relationship with them, forever.
What is a loving Father to do when His children rebel against Him and even reject Him just for the reason that they want to be rebellious and be stiffed necked and unreasonable? Read the first chapter of Isaiah and reread it until you can hear the cry of a rejected Father. Read it until you can feel His pain. All you have to do is listen because his cries ring out into all the earth and even to the uttermost part of the heavens. You can hear the anger of a "tired" and "weary" Father. This weary Father declares:
(Isaiah 1:18) (NIV) Come now, let us reason together, says the ETERNAL. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
The Father tries again. He wants to "reason" with His children because if they will not listen to Him and be reasonable, there will have to be dire consequences. All the children have to do to avoid the consequences is listen to their father and be willing and obedient. How difficult is that? Come now, let us reason together!
Only a very few of the ETERNAL's children (a small remnant) will search for the truth of the Almighty One. Most will refuse to walk through the open door into the very heart of our loving ETERNAL SOVEREIGN and love Him as their only true Father. Their refusal to accept His wonderful love and kindness is the cause of all the evils in this world.
Humankind since the Garden of Eden has refused our caring Father's love which is as the love of a child... so pure, so innocent, so tender, so open! His is a precious, caring love.
The Vision Of The Last Days.
When we read Isaiah's vision today, we must understand that the words "mountains" and "hills" in prophecy are synonymous with world governments both large and small.
(Isaiah 2:1-2) (NIV) 1This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: 2In the last days, the mountain of the ETERNAL's Temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream [flow] to it.
This verse is a preview of the last chapter of the book on human history and we can see a slight glimpse of our human potential when the Kingdom of the ETERNAL's Davidic Kingdom will be established to rule over all the earth. The new Temple in Jerusalem will be the seat of the world-ruling Government.
Once more our kind, loving and heart-broken Father opens the door to all 13 tribes for them to return to worship Him, their CREATOR.
(Isaiah 2:5-6) (NASB) 5Come, house of Jacob, and let us walk in the light of the ETERNAL. 6For You have abandoned Your people, the house of Jacob, Because they are filled with influences from the east, And they are soothsayers like the Philistines, And they strike bargains with the children of foreigners.
What is being said in verse 5 is very important! The Father is talking to His family of the patriarch Jacob. He is addressing them as the ones who are supposed to walk and carry the light of the happiness of the ETERNAL. Then He goes on to say that they are full of superstitions from the eastern religions. In other words, they practice the Babylonian Mystery Religions established in the Empire by the church in Rome and not only that, but they practice witchcraft like the Philistines which are their enemies and even hold hands with those who worship the Queen of Heaven.
Generally, the visions of Isaiah cover the history of all time from the creation of the earth until the creation of the new heavens and the new earth. Specifically, the visions cover the history of the House of Judah and the House of Israel from their first captivity until their second one about to take place now in these latter days. However, in the next verse Isaiah, though still referring to Judah and Jerusalem, is speaking of the latter days as shown by the term In that day which refers to "The Time of Jacob's Trouble."
(Isaiah 3:17-18) (NKJV) 17Therefore the ETERNAL will strike with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion [referring to the various divisions of the synagogue in Jerusalem], and the ETERNAL will uncover their secret parts. 18In that day, the ETERNAL will take away the finery...
Yes, the Day of Trouble is coming very soon and it will not be pretty. In truth, most of Judah (the Jews) will not survive, only a third, who will then go into captivity. See: (Ezekiel 4 and Ezekiel 5) Then the Time of Jacob's Trouble will spread to all the rest of the tribes of Israel throughout the earth.
The Righteous Ones.
Are you righteous? Then take courage. Here are a few verses about the righteous:
(Psalms 5:12) (NKJV) For You, O ETERNAL will bless the righteous; with favor, You will surround him as with a shield.
(Psalms 11:7) (NKJV) For the ETERNAL is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright.
(Psalms 15:1-2) (NKJV) 1ETERNAL, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your righteous hill? 2He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart;
(Psalms 34:15) (NKJV) The eyes of the ETERNAL are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.
(Psalms 34:17) (NKJV) The righteous cry out, and the ETERNAL hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
(Psalms 37:29) (NKJV) The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell in it forever.
(Psalms 89:14) (NKJV) Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face.
(Proverbs 12:21) (NKJV) No grave trouble will overtake the righteous, but the wicked shall be filled with evil.
(Proverbs 18:10) (NKJV) The Name of the ETERNAL is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
(Isaiah 60:21) (NKJV) Also your people shall all be righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the Branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.
Do you know who the righteous ones are? They are in right standing with their Father. The righteous ones do what is right in His eyes, obey His every Word, His laws, and His Commandments. The wicked are the opposite. They are not in right standing with the Father. They do not do what is right and do not obey The Commandments. Which side are you on? Just as there was a time when your town and your parents did not exist, there was also a time when the planet we live on did not exist. Moreover, just as there was a reason for the Earth coming into being, there was a reason for YOU coming into being. Do you know what it is?
DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU ARE ALIVE? Few people have even the vaguest idea that humankind was put on the earth for a PURPOSE, let alone what that purpose might be. The Almighty CREATOR, and loving ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of the universe He created, and all that is in it, is producing a family made in His image, His very own sons and daughters, in and through man! The CREATOR's ultimate transcendent PURPOSE is breathtaking beyond words. The establishment of the ancient nation Israel is an integral part of His supreme master plan.
Up to this point in this study, we have seen the willful and intentional attempt to mistranslate (Isaiah 7:14) and misquoting (Zechariah 13:6) by taking it out of context. It has been indisputably shown that (Isaiah 53) is not about 'the false self-proclaimed man-god from Galilee' ['Jesus' a.k.a. 'Yahshua'], who is so loudly proclaimed in the [New Testament]™ book of deception.
We have also learned that the ETERNAL CREATOR has four servants Isaiah, the Children of Israel, King Cyrus, and King David who are intertwined throughout the book of Isaiah. The Children of Israel are composed of two groupings of tribes:
The House Of Judah (Judah, Benjamin, and parts of Levi).
The House Of Israel (Asher, Dan, Ephraim, Gad, Issachar, Manasseh, Naphtali, Reuben, Simeon, and Zebulun).
In the intertwining of servants, either house may be listed seperately or both may be listed together.
The contents of the Book of Isaiah bear out the dual nature of the ETERNAL's call. Many of the prophecies in the first 39 chapters warn that destruction is the inevitable consequence of sin. Yet interspersed with these foreboding thoughts are promises of happier days, when the righteous and purified people of Israel, who walk in the ways of their loving Father, the Almighty CREATOR, those who willingly observe His every Word, law, and Commandment, will lead all mankind toward a better world.
The Servant Of Isaiah - Chapter 53 By Verse.
Mistranslation, intentional or otherwise, is everything!
In End Time Prophecy
Note: Mistranslated words, or English words not found in the Hebrew, will be colored purple.
We have seen that Isaiah chapter 53 has been abused, confused, and misused to support a totally falsified [New Testament]™ belief system!
THIS ARTICLE OPENS WITH A CONFESSION BY THE AUTHOR that what I was originally taught and believed is a wrong understanding of chapter fifty-three. It is not, as I formally thought, a history of a single tribe of Jacob; but, it is the amalgamation of history of all the tribes, prophecies of the end time, the servant that saved Judah back then, and the servant that will save both Judah and Israel near the end of the Time of Jacob's Trouble.
You will see that Isaiah chapters 41 through 53 are not your common children's bedtime story. However, it is a story of the love and mercy of a loving CREATOR. A story about a loving parent who has warned His children to turn away from worshiping false idols and return to Him, but they have consistently refused and run from His tender loving care. The story began in the Garden of Eden when the first man and woman lost not only their innocence, but lost the child like, tender, pure, and trusting love that their CREATOR had given them.
The next few chapters are eschatological [end-time] dealings with happenings to Jacob (Israel) after the time of Jacob's Trouble and their redemption from captivity. Yet, the Almighty CREATOR will use Israel in the World of Tomorrow to bring salvation to all the earth. These are all prophetic chapters of end time events. Even the infamous chapter 53, is an eschatological prophecy yet to happen. Its fulfillment is pre-shadowed by the events of WW II, but its final fulfillment will pale that into insignificance, being at least seven times worse at a minimum. WW II was horrendous, but the end time will be far worse than anything that has ever happened, or will ever happen to humanity.
These chapters in Isaiah are given by our loving CREATOR and ETERNAL Father, to warn us again and to prepare us to receive the most severe punishment imaginable, as He once again turns Heylel (Satan) loose in all her fury to punish us for our disobedience, vastly paling in comparison to what she did to Job. The CREATOR reveals His tender mercy for His children as He tells us that though we must walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, that He is with us, His rod and His staff will comfort us. He tells us that He will strengthen us and help us and will uphold us with His righteous right hand.
(Isaiah 41:8-10) (DARBY) 8But thou, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham, my friend 9thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from the extremities thereof, and to whom I said, Thou art my servant, I have chosen thee and not rejected thee, 10Fear not, for I [am] with thee; be not dismayed, for I [am] thy CREATOR: I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
There is the identity of one of the servants, that the CREATOR Himself has given us. It is Israel, not just the Jews, but the whole of Israel, and remember there are also two separate anointed kings that are mentioned as servants. The servant is not one person, and certainly not a dead carpenter wrapped in the shroud of [New Testament]™ Pauline mythology. The rest of chapter 41 is speaking of idols made with the hands or imaginations of men, that amount to nothing. Since these are eschatological [end-time] chapters, Isaiah was given a vision of the end-time king, King David who will (future tense) reveal justice.
(Isaiah 42:1-4) (ESV) 1Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. 2He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; 3a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. 4He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law.
Notice the House of Jacob (which is made up of the House of Israel and the House of Judah) ARE TO BE THE Covenant and Light for the Gentiles. The ETERNAL SOVEREIGN states that He is working to use Jacob in saving the world.
(Isaiah 42:5-8) (AMP) 5This is what YHWH the CREATOR says, He who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its produce, Who gives breath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk on it, 6I am the ETERNAL, I have called You (the Messiah) in righteousness [for a righteous purpose], I will also take You by the hand and keep watch over You, And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people [Israel], As a light to the nations (Gentiles), 7To open the eyes of the blind, To bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who sit in darkness from the prison. 8I am the ETERNAL, that is My Name; My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved idols.
It is common for the Hebrew Scripture to refer to Israel or Jacob in the singular as it does in this passage. However, it reveals the truth by referring to them as a single Covenant. Then this passage reveals a very important part of the mission of Israel and Judah. They are to provide the light of truth to the nations that are bound up in the falsehood of heathen trinity worship that is a religion of obeying the words of men rather than the Words of the ETERNAL. Jacob [end-time Israel] will reveal the unchanging Will of the ETERNAL; that the Almighty CREATOR and ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of the Universe will not share His Majesty [Glory] with another [an imaginary dead carpenter] or the Honor [praise] that is rightfully His, to idols.
However, to get Israel prepared for that tremendous task they will have to go through horrendous suffering, as we will see. All thirteen tribes of Jacob got off track at the time of the golden calf and have not gotten right with their CREATOR since then, even to this very day. Our loving CREATOR has been very patient with His people, and held His peace for a very long time now. Nevertheless, the time is soon coming that He will say...
(Isaiah 42:14-15) (NASB) 14I have kept silent for a long time, I have kept still and restrained Myself. Now like a woman in labor I will groan, I will both gasp and pant. 15I will lay waste the mountains and hills And wither all their vegetation; I will make the rivers into coastlands And dry up the ponds.
In verse sixteen He shows His love again for His people [those who seek Him], and promises that He will not forsake them and will lead them...
(Isaiah 42:16) (KJV) And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
But for those who continue in their false beliefs, and idol worship...
(Isaiah 42:17-19) (KJV) 17They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our 'gods'. 18Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. 19Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the ETERNAL's servant?
At this point in the story flow the servant is still both of the Houses of Israel and Judah and they have disobeyed their SOVEREIGN.
(Isaiah 42:24) (NIV) Who handed Jacob over to become loot, and Israel to the plunderers? Was it not the ETERNAL, against whom we have sinned? For they would not follow his ways; they did not obey his law.
Showing His boundless mercy the ETERNAL again told His servant his sins and what will happen to him. Yet, He pours out His heart to His people for them not to fear because He will be with them...
(Isaiah 43:3-5) (NIV) 3For I am the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. 4Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. 5Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.
All thirteen tribes will be scattered in captivity during the imminent Time of Jacob's Trouble. Read the details of that in the essay: "Reuniting the Tribes of Israel".
(Isaiah 44:1-2 (KJV) 1Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen: 2Thus saith the ETERNAL that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
(Isaiah 44:21-22) (KJV) 21Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me. 22I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
The story flow continues, speaking of Israel and Jacob, as we go through several verses in several chapters.
(Isaiah 45:4) (KJV) For Jacob My servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known Me.
(Isaiah 46:3) (KJV) Hearken unto Me, O House of Jacob, and all the remnant of the House of Israel, which are borne by Me from the belly, which are carried from the womb.
The Almighty CREATOR and Mighty One One Of Israel, is now addressing a modern nation that calls itself "Israel" but who are really Jews:
(Isaiah 48:1-5) (NIV) 1Listen to this, you descendants of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel and come from the line of Judah, you who take oaths in the name of the ETERNAL and invoke the SOVEREIGN of Israel, but not in truth or righteousness, 2you who call yourselves citizens of the holy city and claim to rely on the SOVEREIGN of Israel, the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN is his name: 3I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass. 4For I knew how stubborn you were; your neck muscles were iron, your forehead was bronze. 5Therefore I told you these things long ago; before they happened I announced them to you so that you could not say, My images brought them about; my wooden image and metal 'god' [statues] ordained them.
The ETERNAL states that the things that are now happening in these latter days were foretold long ago. However, the people refused to believe and felt safe with their wood and metal image that the prophecy would not happen. Today the descendants of these people are told not to believe these words because they say a second Isaiah who lived after Judah was let out of Babylonian captivity wrote these words as history and not prophecy. Just disbelieve a little longer and these prophecies will be headlines.
(Isaiah 48:6) (TLB) You have heard my predictions and seen them fulfilled, but you refuse to agree it is so. Now I will tell you new things I haven't mentioned before, secrets you haven't heard.
So, you should not feel safe because of the 'false savior from Galilee', who lives only in the imaginations of men, and who's idol hangs on the Pope's staff, and in your own heart. This is the Word of the CREATOR, on the false, so-called 'savior':
(Isaiah 43:3) (TLB) "For I am The ETERNAL YOUR CREATOR, YOUR SAVIOR, the Holy One of Israel.
(Isaiah 44:8) (NCV) Don't be afraid! Don't worry! I have always told you what will happen. You are my witnesses. There is no other CREATOR but me. I know of no other Rock; I am the only One.
(Isaiah 44:24) (HCSB) This is what the ETERNAL, your Redeemer who formed you from the womb, says: I am Yahweh, who made everything; who stretched out the heavens by Myself; who alone spread out the earth;
(Isaiah 45:21) (WEB) Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I Yahweh? and there is no CREATOR else beside me; a just CREATOR and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
(Isaiah 48:11) (KJV) I do this for Myself, for My own sake. I will not let people speak evil against Me. I will not let some false 'god' take My glory.
(Hosea 13:4) (KJV) Yet I am the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN ever since the land of Egypt, and you shall know no CREATOR but Me; for there is no Savior besides Me".
How many times dear friend, must the ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe say it, before you believe it? The self-proclaimed, 'saviour', of the counterfit 'man-god' trinitarian saviour mythology (John 14:6), who claims to be the 'Alpha and Omega' (Revelation 1:8; Revelation 1:11; Revelation 21:6; and Revelation 22:13), of the equally counterfit [New Testament]™ book of deception, can not possibly replace the true ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe! To believe otherwise, is to willfully reject the clear meaning the ETERNAL has set forth in His word, not to mention the first four of the ten commandments:
(Exodus 20:2-11) (KJV):
2I am ETERNAL thy SOVEREIGN, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3Thou before me.
4Thou unto thee , or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5Thou , : for I ETERNAL thy SOVEREIGN am a jealous CREATOR, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7Thou ; for THE ETERNAL will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY, to keep it holy.
9You shall labor six days, and do all your work,
10but the seventh day is a Sabbath to THE ETERNAL THY SOVEREIGN. You shall not do any work in it, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your livestock, nor your stranger who is within your gates;
11for in six days ETERNAL made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore ETERNAL blessed the Sabbath day, and made it holy.
The ETERNAL SOVEREIGN Speaks With The Mashiach.
These next scriptures are a prophecy about King David, and what he will say and do after he stands from the grave, as a spirit Being in the latter days.
(Isaiah 49:1-7) (TLB) 1Listen to me [David speaking], all of you in far-off lands: the ETERNAL called me before my birth. From within the womb He called me by my name. 2The ETERNAL SOVEREIGN will make my words of judgment sharp as swords. He has hidden me in the shadow of his hand; I am like a sharp arrow in his quiver." 3He said to me: "You are My servant, a Prince of Power with the SOVEREIGN, and you shall bring Me glory." 4I replied, "But my work for them [Israel] seems all in vain; I have spent my strength for them without response. Yet I leave it all with the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN for my reward." 5And now, said the ETERNAL CREATOR who formed me from my mother's womb to serve Him who commissioned me to restore to Him His people Israel, who has given me the strength to perform this task and honored me for doing it, 6you shall do more than restore Israel to Me. I will make you a Light to the nations of the world to bring My salvation to them too." 7The ETERNAL, the Redeemer and Righteous One of Israel, says to the one who is despised, rejected by mankind, and kept beneath the heel of the world's rulers: "Kings shall stand at attention when you pass by; princes shall bow low because the ETERNAL has chosen you; He, the faithful King, the Righteous One of Israel, chooses you."
The subtitle in some Bibles on the next part of this chapter is "The Day of Salvation" and in some "Restoration of Israel." The context is that the Israelites (both houses) are about to be released from their prisons in various countries. This is what the ETERNAL will tell King David after David stands from the grave or He may even have told this to David before he died.
(Isaiah 49:8-13) (TLB) 8The ETERNAL says, "Your request has come at a favorable time. I will keep you from harm and give you as a token and pledge to Israel, proof that I will reestablish the land of Israel and reassign it to its own people again. 9Through you I am saying to the prisoners of darkness, 'Come out! I am giving you your freedom!' They will be My sheep, grazing in green pastures and on the grassy hills. 10They shall neither hunger nor thirst; the searing sun and scorching desert winds will not reach them anymore. For the ETERNAL in His mercy will lead them beside the cool waters. 11And I will make My Mountains into level paths for them; the highways shall be raised above the valleys. 12See, My people shall return from far away, from north and west and south." 13Sing for joy, O heavens; shout, O earth. Break forth with song, O Mountains, for the ETERNAL has comforted His people and will have compassion upon them in their sorrow.
Even with King David standing from the grave as a sign to the people, the people of Jerusalem will say...
(Isaiah 49:14) (TLB) Yet they say, "The ETERNAL SOVEREIGN deserted us; He has forgotten us.
In (Isaiah 49:15-22) a kind, loving, considerate Father comforts His children of Jerusalem that He will bring back their people, then He states....
(Isaiah 49:22-26) (TLB) 22The ETERNAL SOVEREIGN says, "See, I will give a signal to the Gentiles, and they shall carry your little sons back to you in their arms, and your daughters on their shoulders. 23Kings and queens shall serve you; they shall care for all your needs. They shall bow to the earth before you and lick the dust from off your feet; then you shall know I am the ETERNAL. Those who wait for Me shall never be ashamed." 24Who can snatch the prey from the hands of a mighty man? Who can demand that a tyrant let his captives go? 25But the ETERNAL says, "Even the captives of the most mighty and most terrible shall all be freed; for I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children. 26I will feed your enemies with their own flesh, and they shall be drunk with rivers of their own blood. All the world shall know that I, the ETERNAL, am your Savior and Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel."
Jerusalem has fallen but is comforted that those still alive will be brought back by the kings of the Gentile nations that have the captives. The prophecy in Ezekiel (Chapters 4 & 5) states that in Judah 1/3 will die in war, 1/3 in pestilence and 1/3 will be taken captive. That is a sign for Israel because a fire will spread from Judah to all of Israel.
Israel's Sin Contrasted To The Servants Obedience.
Chapter 50 begins in Jerusalem where her citizens have already been taken captive. The ETERNAL is reminding Israel that He had divorced Israel's mother (ancient Israel), but He is wondering why her descendants were not with Him.
(Isaiah 50:1) (TLB) The ETERNAL asks, Did I sell you [Israel] to my creditors? Is that why you aren't here? Is your mother gone because I divorced her and sent her away? No, you went away as captives because of your sins. And your mother, too, was taken in payment for your sins.
Modern Israel (Ten Tribes) will go into captivity for their own sins. Beginning in verse four through the rest of the chapter the Servant, the Mashiach is speaking to the Ten Tribes of modern day Israel.
(Isaiah 50:4-5) (TLB) 4The ETERNAL SOVEREIGN has given me [David] his words of wisdom so that I may know what I should say to all these weary ones. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will. 5The ETERNAL SOVEREIGN has spoken to me, and I have listened; I do not rebel nor turn away.
Israel is totally sinful and refuses to obey, whereas the end-time Servant, the Mashiach [King David], is totally obedient in every aspect to the will of the Father and this is how the Righteous Remnant must also be.
The Remnant Is Encouraged And Exhorted.
Chapter 51 is an appeal to the Righteous Remnant to press on to the higher calling, to strive diligently to obey every Word of our loving CREATOR, and give ear to His Words and desires for us. To obey His Law is not bondage; it is freedom from sin. Abraham obeyed and it was counted to him for righteousness, because that is what righteousness is, obedience to the laws and precepts of our loving CREATOR, the only true Savior. To be righteous is not believing in a false idol who allegedly paid for your sins so you don't have to, nor is it a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart that causes you to praise the 'lord'. Righteousness, like love, is not something that you feel; it is something that you do! When a man loves his wife, everything he does is with her best interest at heart. He provides for her in every way with loving-kindness and affection.
Why are you here? Why were YOU born? Do you have a purpose in life? I will tell you. Spirit Beings cannot have children as a breathing creature can have offspring, yet the Almighty CREATOR is in the process of having billions born into His Family. You already know that He created humans in His image, as male and female creatures that are able to reproduce themselves. Later, when the time is right, and His conditions have been met, He can change or cause any of us to be reborn as a spirit being, just as He is. So our purpose for being here is not to "find ourselves" but to "create ourselves"! You might ask, "How do I create myself"? The key to that question is to understand that our loving CREATOR, will not change a mortal human into an immortal spirit being like Himself, until the human develops a 'righteous character', like His!
How do we develop this 'righteous character'? Well, righteousness is obedience to the laws and precepts of our loving CREATOR. The CREATOR, our loving Father, gives us instructions [commandments, laws, and statutes] FOR OUR GOOD not His. So to be righteous, one must obey the CREATOR's instructions, as any son or daughter would do towards their own flesh and blood fathers.
The loving CREATOR tells us not to eat certain types of food because it is not good for us. Since He created pigs and humans, He should know if pork is good for you or not. That statement is true, irregardless of the [New Testament]™ book of deception saying that some
suicidal self-sacrificed 'man-god' paid for your sins, so it is okay to eat. All is forgiven.
Likewise, the ETERNAL tells us to rest on the Seventh Day Sabbath and use it as a day to draw close to Him. Why? It is good for us, because we need one day in seven to totally rest and that is a fine time to draw close to Him.
(Deuteronomy 6:4-7) (KJV) 4Hear, O Israel: The ETERNAL our CREATOR is one SOVEREIGN: 5And thou shalt love the ETERNAL thy CREATOR with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
(Isaiah 58:13-14) (CSB) 13If you keep from desecrating the Sabbath, from doing whatever you want on my holy day; if you call the Sabbath a delight, and the holy day of the ETERNAL honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, seeking your own pleasure, or talking business; 14then you will delight in the ETERNAL, and I will make you ride over the heights of the land, and let you enjoy the heritage of your father Jacob. For the mouth of the ETERNAL has spoken.
Chapter 51 concludes with a very uplifting statement for the captives.
(Isaiah 51:22-23) (TLB) 22This is what the ETERNAL says, the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN who cares for His people: "See, I take from your hands the terrible cup; you shall drink no more of My fury; it is gone at last. 23But, I will put that terrible cup into the hands of those who tormented you and trampled your souls to the dust and walked upon your backs."
Vision Of Jerusalem In The Kingdom Age.
Chapter 52 opens with an allegorical conversation between the ETERNAL and the coming capital for the Davidic Kingdom on earth, Jerusalem. He is calling to wake her up for the return of her people. Remember that since Judah and Israel will be brought from captivity this is an eschatological (future) prophecy and is not history. Chapter 52 opens with the ETERNAL speaking the entire chapter:
(Isaiah 52:1) (NKJV) Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come to you.
The exhortation continues through verse 3 where the ETERNAL states, "You have sold yourself for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money." In selling themselves without money they traded land for peace and ended up with neither.
In verse 4 the ETERNAL reminds His People Israel were first in Egypt and then asks, "What do I have here?" in verse 5. Then He answers, "My People have been taken away for nothing and I am mocked and His Name is constantly mocked and blasphemed." Then He states...
(Isaiah 52:6) (KJV) Therefore My People shall know My Name; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks: 'Behold, it is I.'
We have already seen some verses back that the Mashiach had stood from his grave and the next series are about Elijah the Prophet standing from his grave to give us back the Name of our ETERNAL SOVEREIGN which He had taken away. We know this is the Prophet being spoken about because of the mention that the Watchmen (the Righteous Remnant) will shout and sing for joy, thus ruling out that is some human being spoken of.
(Isaiah 52:7-10) (TLB) 7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who bring the happy news of peace and salvation, the news that the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of Israel reigns. 8The watchmen shout and sing with joy, for right before their eyes they see the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN bring His people home again. 9Let the ruins of Jerusalem break into joyous song, for the ETERNAL has comforted His people; He has redeemed Jerusalem. 10The ETERNAL has bared His [mighty] arm before the eyes of all the nations; the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our SOVEREIGN.
(Isaiah 52:11-12) (TLB) 11Go now, leave your bonds and slavery. Put Babylon and all it represents far behind you, it is unclean to you. You are the [set apart] people of the ETERNAL; purify yourselves, all you who carry home the vessels of the ETERNAL. 12You shall not leave in haste, running for your lives; for the ETERNAL will go ahead of you, and He, the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of Israel, will protect you from behind.
The End Time Servant.
Here is an example of misplaced chapter break for chapter 52. Verse 13 is a new topic and continues into chapter 53 with the ETERNAL still speaking, but now referring to King David the Mashiach [Anointed] King who has just recently stood from his grave. Remember that this is eschatological or end time PROPHECY and is not history.
(Isaiah 52:13-15) (NKJV) 13Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high. 14Just as many were astonished at you, so His visage was marred [#H7843] more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men; 15so shall He sprinkle [#H5173] many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; for what had not been told them they shall see, and what they had not heard they shall consider.
Before we read that verse in the NIV let us examine it a bit. Look at "His visage was marred more than any man." His visage is his appearance, but it was marred. The English word "marred" comes from the Hebrew word "shachath" is a primitive root, to decay! No wonder people were astonished, they saw the new spirit being King David still wearing the now rotted robe he was buried in. Yes, he will be exalted and extolled as "the Prince of Peace" and now King of the world, but at the instant he was raised he still had on his old robe.
Before we leave this verse the English word "sprinkle" comes from the Hebrew word "nazah" a primary word and means, "startle." King David, the newly awakened spirit King, certainly "startled" many nations. It just dawned on me as I write this that when King David is awakened the world will surely call him the "antichrist." Ponder now whose side you will be on, will it be the Pope's who will be backed by all churches, all media, all governments, and all armies? On the other hand, will you stand with the Righteous Remnant under our SOVEREIGN's Wing? Do not put off the decision for it will soon be too late to get under His Wings. Remember that our ETERNAL SOVEREIGN shut the door on the ark before it started to rain.
The Servant Verse By Verse.
(Isaiah 52:13-15) (NIV) 13See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted. 14Just as there were many who were appalled at him, his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness, 15so he will sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.
We now move into (Isaiah 53), the much-disputed chapter about the Servant of the ETERNAL. Since it appears to be written in the third person it is probably the Prophet speaking and he asks...
(Isaiah 53:1) (NKJV) Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the ETERNAL been revealed?
Only a very few have believed the Good News of the coming Kingdom of our SOVEREIGN. The Good News is following the bad news for those who witnessed the revealing of the arm of the ETERNAL. The English word "revealed" comes from the Hebrew word "galah" means "to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); as to exile (captives being usually stripped). Thus, to this point, the ARM has been revealed to all thirteen tribes and they have been stripped and lead away captive.
(Isaiah 53:2-3) (KJV) 2For he [David] shall grow up before Him [the ETERNAL] as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3He is despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrow [#H4341] and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from him; he was despised, and we did not esteem him.
Remember that David was just a runt of a boy so that he was not called from the field when Samuel was sent to anoint the new king. On the other hand, Saul was tall and handsome. Thus for David, there was no beauty that we should admire him. However, he had a radiant countenance and a wholesome expression (1 Samuel 16:11).
David was a man of sorrows and grief; the Psalms are full of the things David suffered. The English word "sorrow" comes from the Hebrew word "mak'obah" and means, "pain both mental and physical.
Before reading the next section, take note that there is no Hebrew word to match the English word "our." The word is listed in Strong's Appendix as an English word in the King James, but there is no corresponding Hebrew word. This leaves us no choice, but to conclude the word "our" was added by the translators.
(Isaiah 53:4) (KJV) Surely #H403 he hath borne #H5375 our griefs #H2483, and carried #H5445 our sorrows #H4341: yet we did esteem #H2803 him stricken #H5060, smitten #H5221 of the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN #H430, and afflicted #H6031.
Now the same verses but with the added words having a purple color; since these are added words they should have been in italics in our Bibles.
(Isaiah 53:4) (KJV) Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of SOVEREIGN, and afflicted.
Now the same verses, but this time with the added words left out.
(Isaiah 53:4) (KJV) Surely borne griefs, carried sorrows: esteem stricken, smitten SOVEREIGN, afflicted.
It is obvious that some English filler words are needed in going from Hebrew to English. However, we do not want filler words that change the meaning. Without the filler words it is plain that King David suffered for his own sins. It should be equally obvious that each of us must pay for the sins that we commit (Deuteronomy 24:16; Ezekiel 18:20). There is no half man half 'god' that died for everybody's sins, so that all we need to do is just take him into our heart and believe that he was. Then all of our scroll has been replaced with a new scroll. Later we will speak about how we, you and I, can get forgiveness and receive salvation.
(Isaiah 53:5) (KJV) But He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by his stripes we are [#H7495 in order to be] healed.
The English word "healed" comes from the Hebrew word "rapha'" and the Hitpael form of the verb means "in order to get healed (infinitive)." Infinitive is the basic form of a verb, without an inflection binding it to a particular subject or tense. Since the subject matter is David the healing applies to him and cannot be transferred.
The English word "laid" comes from the Hebrew word "paga'" which is a primitive root meaning, "to impinge, by accident or violence." For impinge: "these issues impinge on all of us affect, have an effect on all." In other words, each one suffers the consequence of their own sin. This is about King David and the sins he suffered for.
(Isaiah 53:7) (KJV) He was oppressed [#H5065] and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.
The English word "oppressed" comes from the Hebrew word "nagas'" which is a primitive root and means "to drive; by implication to harass." In other words King Saul harassed David until Saul died. But David did not complain, as the harassment only drove David closer to the ETERNAL. As a mere youth he was sent before the threatening giant Goliath, who the army was afraid of, and he only asked the ETERNAL to destroy this enemy who would dare rebuke the ETERNAL.
Before reading the next verse remember that Absalom was beautiful and he was highly praised (2 Samuel 14:25). Absalom revolted and made himself king and even 'knew' David's concubines in the sunshine in the sight of all of Israel. King David was abused and fled the country for his life (2 Samuel chapters 15-20).
(Isaiah 53:8) (KJV) He [King David] was taken from prison [constraint #H6115] and from judgment, and who will declare his generation? For he was cut off from the land of the living, for the transgressions [revolt #H6588] of My people he was stricken.
The English word "prison" comes from the Hebrew word "'otser" [#H6115] which means "closure; also constraint." Likewise, the English word "transgression" comes from "pesha'" which in truth means  "a revolt." So we see that when Absalom and the people "revolted" King David fled the land of the ETERNAL's living people and went to another city.
(Isaiah 53:9) (KJV) And they [Heb. Literally he] made his grave with the wicked, but with the rich at his death, because he had done no violence [unjust gain #H2555], nor was any deceit in his mouth.
The English word "violence" comes from the Hebrew word "chamas" and means "by implication wrong; by metonymy 'unjust gain'" (Strong's #H2555). Metonymy is the substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant for example suit for business executive, or the track for horse racing (Oxford Dictionary). Thus, it appears that the translators substituted "violence" for "unjust gain.
Everyone on earth goes through testing to develop the perfect character of the Righteous Remnant, even King David, but he was qualifying for the top job, King of the World, so his testing was severe.
(Isaiah 53:10) (KJV) Yet it pleased the ETERNAL to bruise him; He has put him to grief. When You make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the ETERNAL shall prosper in his hand.
King David will be awakened to see all of his seed and his days will be prolonged forever.
The next verse from the book of Psalms explains how King David will function in The Wonderful World of Tomorrow.
(Psalms 51:12-13) (NKJV) 12Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit. 13Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted to You.
In the next verse the Masoretic Text, Targum, Vulgate, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Septuagint read "From the labor of his soul he shall see light.". In a contest between the Masoretic Text and the King James translators, I will go with the Masoretic Text. The light David sees is from the sun as he is stands from the grave.
(Isaiah 53:11) (KJV) He shall see the labor of his soul, and be satisfied. From the labor of his soul he shall see light. By his knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify [make right #H6663] many, for he shall bear their iniquities.
The English word "justify" comes from the Hebrew word "tsadaq" (Strong's #H6663) and means "to be or make right (in a moral or forensic sense)." As we just saw in Psalms 51 King David will convert many sinners to the ETERNAL, but he will not bear their sins. Nobody can bear anyone else's sin as each must bear their own (Jeremiah 3:29-31; Ezekiel 18:2-5; Exodus 20:5).
(Isaiah 53:12) (KJV) Therefore I will divide him [David] a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul unto death, and he was numbered with the transgressors, and he bore the sin of many, and made intercession [will have an effect on #H6293] for the transgressors.
The King James translators had a field day with the Hebrew word "paga'" #H6293. See Isaiah 53:6 above, for the full explanation of the word. In verse twelve King David will be great since he will be King of the World.
Israel Is Restored As The Wife Of The ETERNAL.
Isaiah chapter 54 is an allegorical song to Jerusalem as a barren woman who will no longer bear that shame. In the song, the ETERNAL sings about remarrying Israel whom He had divorced. Since He was never divorced from Judah she is still His wife and should not feel slighted at all.
(Isaiah 54:1-3) (TLB) 1Sing, O childless woman! Break out into loud and joyful song, Jerusalem, for she who was abandoned has more blessings [Heb. Literally 'children'] now than she whose husband stayed! 2Enlarge your house; build on additions; spread out your home! 3For you will soon be bursting at the seams! And your descendants will possess the cities left behind during the exile and rule the nations that took their lands.
(Isaiah 54:4-8) (TLB) 4Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. The shame of your youth and the sorrows of widowhood will be remembered no more, 5for your CREATOR will be your "husband." The ETERNAL Almighty is His Name; He is your [Savior], the Righteous One of Israel, the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of all the earth. 6For the ETERNAL has called you back from your grief, a young wife abandoned by her husband. 7For a brief moment I abandoned you. But, with great compassion I will take you back. 8In a moment of anger I turned My face a little while; but with everlasting love I will have pity on you, says the ETERNAL, your [Savior].
(Isaiah 54:9-10) (TLB) 9Just as in the time of Noah I swore that I would never again permit the waters of a flood to cover the earth and destroy its life, so now I swear that I will never again pour out My anger on you. 10For the mountains may depart and the hills disappear, but My kindness shall not leave you. My promise of peace for you will never be broken, says the ETERNAL who has mercy upon you.
(Isaiah 54:11-17) (TLB) 11O My afflicted people, tempest-tossed and troubled, I will rebuild you on a foundation of sapphires and make the walls of your houses from precious jewels. 12I will make your towers of sparkling agate and your gates and walls of shining gems. 13And all your citizens shall be taught by Me, and their prosperity shall be great. 14You will live under a government that is just and fair. Your enemies will stay far away; you will live in peace. Terror shall not come near. 15If any nation comes to fight you, it will not be sent by Me to punish you. Therefore, it will be routed, for I am on your side. 16I have created the smith who blows the coals beneath the forge and makes the weapons of destruction. And I have created the armies that destroy. 17But in that coming day, no weapon turned against you shall succeed, and you will have justice against every courtroom lie. This is the heritage of the Servants of the ETERNAL. This is the blessing I have given you, says the ETERNAL.
Salvation Through The SOVEREIGN's Grace.
Chapter 55 of Isaiah is our loving SOVEREIGN's path for salvation for all of humankind. It is so simple and straightforward.
(Isaiah 55:1-2) (TLB) 1Say there! Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink, even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine and milk, it is all free! 2Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for groceries that do you no good? Listen and I will tell you where to get good food that fattens up the soul!
(Isaiah 55:3-5) (TLB) 3Come to Me with your ears wide open. LISTEN, for the life of your soul is at stake. I am ready to make an everlasting Covenant with you, to give you all the unfailing mercies and love that I had for King David. 4He proved My power by conquering foreign nations. 5You also will command the nations, and they will come running to obey, not because of your own power or virtue, but because I, the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN, have glorified you.
(Isaiah 55:6-9) (TLB) 6Seek the ETERNAL while you can find Him. Call upon Him now while He is near. 7Let men cast off their wicked deeds; let them banish from their minds the very thought of doing wrong! Let them turn to the ETERNAL that He may have mercy upon them, and to our SOVEREIGN, for He will abundantly pardon! 8This plan of Mine is not what you would work out, neither are My thoughts the same as yours! 9For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than yours, and My thoughts than yours.
(Isaiah 55:10-13) (TLB) 10As the rain and snow come down from heaven and stay upon the ground to water the earth, and cause the grain to grow and to produce seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry, 11so also is My Word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It shall accomplish all I want it to and prosper everywhere I send it. 12You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills, the trees of the field, all the world around you, will rejoice. 13Where once were thorns, fir trees will grow; where briars grew, the myrtle trees will sprout up. This miracle will make the ETERNAL's Name very great and be an everlasting sign of the SOVEREIGN's power and love.
You may find this hard to believe, but the Almighty CREATOR does not require blood for the forgiveness of sin! The Babylonian Mystery Religion says blood is required so they can sneak in the worship of a metal image on a wooden stake. The living ETERNAL SOVEREIGN hates human sacrifice; it is an abomination to Him. All that is required is that you come before His Throne with a humble and contrite heart. Read (Psalms 51) it is King David's prayer after his shenanigans with Bathsheba. He cried true heartfelt tears and deeply repented.
To repent, you confess your sin before the ETERNAL's Throne, and never do that thing again. This is why King David was a man after the ETERNAL's own heart. He sinned, he repented, and he learned his lesson. To begin, you must first make sure that you know WHO it is you are praying to. There is only one, Almighty ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN Ruler over all of Creation. Moreover, He is the only Redeemer and Savior of mankind. So it is to HIM only, that you must address your prayers. This is how I began my first prayer to the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN when I was fifty-nine years old.
This prayer is directed to the Being Who created the universe, Who created Adam and Eve, Who was a friend of Abraham, Who talked face to face with Moses, Who wrestled in the dust of the ground with Jacob. I have never prayed to You before and I do not even know Your Name. This I do know, that from this moment forward, I will only believe what You say in Your Hebrew Scripture. I do not care what any man says or believes. I see now, that believing their word over your word, was a big mistake. I want to be Your son and I want You to be my Father. Ashamedly, I have believed in idols and worshiped the so-called 'son of man from Galilee', but now I am very sorry for having done so, and I will never do that again. Thank you for opening my eyes to see your truth, enabling me to reject the lies and deceptions of this world. I know that believing your word alone, is like wearing impenetrable armor against the wiles of our adversary and his followers.
After the opening then you can add your prayer. In closing your prayer, never say "amen ", say instead: "Your will be done". See the article: "What about saying amen?" for more information.
The Extermination Of A People.
Mistranslation, intentional or otherwise, is everything!
Note: Mistranslated words, or English words not found in the Hebrew, will be colored purple.
When I first realized the [New Testament]™ could not be trusted and was a product of the church in Rome, without studying Isaiah in detail I assumed that the Jewish version of (Isaiah 53) making the Suffering Servant the Jewish people must be correct. That was a false assumption and a mistake on my part. As it turns out it is neither one as you know by reading this far.
HOWEVER, I AM NOT ANTI-SEMITE OR ANTI-JEWISH AND TAKE NOTE THAT this is part of my original article, but modified to fit my new understanding of Isaiah that I have been struggling with for a couple of years. My new understanding is a continuation of the revealing of the Promises to Abraham and thus, the promises to the Children of Israel. I am opposed to any man-made religion that uses a different book, other than or in addition to, the Hebrew Scriptures [OT or Tanakh], or a different 'god' other than the Almighty ETERNAL SOVEREIGN; the CREATOR, Who created the universe, Who created Adam and Eve, Who was a friend of Abraham, Who talked face to face with Moses, Who wrestled in the dust of the ground with Jacob; in short: the Mighty One of Israel, the only true Savior of mankind.
Throughout their history the Jewish people have suffered at the hands of many different oppressors and have been accused of many different crimes down through the centuries. Their primary crime as a people, is that they have identified themselves as the Children of Israel exclusively, refusing to recognize the lost 10 tribes, as being a part of the ETERNAL's chosen people, His holy nation of Israel.
One thing to keep in mind as we go through this article is that the identity of the Jews is widely known; the tribal name of Judah has not been lost even through 70 years of captivity.
Yes, that is true and they are hated for it. While the Jews comprise only two tribes of what we know as the "Children of Israel" (the tribes of Judah and Benjamin) most people are not aware of that fact. The original Children of Israel were comprised of the thirteen tribes of Jacob.
So, why have the Jews been the focal point for the nations' hatred instead of all the tribes? That is a very good question and we have many articles to describe who the thirteen tribes are. Suffice it to say that the House of Judah is composed of Judah, Benjamin, and part of Levi, and have remained married to the ETERNAL, while the other ten tribes (The Lost Ten Tribes) were divorced by the ETERNAL for their wickedness, and were dispersed abroad and were absorbed into other countries. However, the Jews have remained the focal point as the "chosen people of the ETERNAL" down through the ages.
To summarize this point, the Jews were the tribe chosen to keep their tribal name of Judah, to maintain the Torah, the knowledge of which day is the Sabbath, and the concept of a monotheistic SOVEREIGN. These four things they have done. However, having said that, it must be noted that they havan't kept the Sabbath Holy since Roman times ended, opting instead to observe Saturday as their sabbath, rather than using the scriptual method of barley and lunar observations to determine when the month starts, and hence when the True Sabbath occurs.
NOW WE COME TO THE VITAL DISTINCTION, A BIT OF SCRIPTURAL TRUTH RECOGNIZED BY VERY FEW. Note it carefully:
(Genesis 49:10) (NKJV) The Scepter [#H7626 Tribal Name] shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver [#H2710 scribe] from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to him [Shiloh] shall be the obedience of the people.
Actually, the Jews are not the only tribes that are hated. As time progresses toward the end time and throughout the Time of Jacob's Trouble, it will become clear who the remaining tribes are because the Time of Jacob's Trouble will center on all of Jacob's sons, hence the Time of JACOB'S TROUBLE.
The Jews have suffered greatly at the hands of many peoples during many generations. Therefore, it is thought that the reason for the suffering has been that they are the "chosen people" and worship the true 'god'. Even though, perhaps to some this is logical thinking, but that just is not the case.
The Jewish people as a whole do not worship the true ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of the Universe. The Jewish people obey their rabbis and therefore, their rabbis have become their deities. "Hashem" happens to be the one that the rabbis proclaim to be their 'god'.
This is not to support the religion of Judaism, which binds its adherents even more tightly in a web of fabricated rules than your local brand of 'christianity'.
Those of us who understand that we are of Israel owe a very great debt of gratitude to the people of Judah who were bearing the brunt of Satan's attack on the people of the ETERNAL, while we (the rest of the sons of Jacob) were wallowing in paganism. However, the Jews are the ones who were called to maintain their Tribal Name (scepter) to the nations and to reveal to the world a loving, merciful, and forgiving ETERNAL Savior and Redeemer. Sadly, tragically, this has not happened.
The Jewish people have willfully disobeyed the CREATOR in every aspect of their journey from the time the CREATOR revealed himself to Moses along with all the tribes of Jacob when He called all of Israel to be His chosen people through the Time of Jacob's Trouble they have fully obeyed their rabbis.
The following is the history of one of the atrocities against the Jews. While we do not make light of their sufferings we cannot ignore what Scripture reveals about the Jews, their past, present and future and we do this in hope that some of them will open their Torah and read it for themselves to understand what it states.
What has been the real crime of the Jewish people? What does the CREATOR say about their suffering? Why did He allow their suffering to happen to the only people on earth who has maintained their identity as a monotheistic people who acknowledge the sign of the CREATOR (the Sabbath) and have made known to the world that they believe in only one ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of the world and universe? In addition, the Jews maintain that they have as their ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, but sadly have kept their Oral Traditions instead of the written Torah [Hebrew Scriptures] all these many years.
The national news during the first full week of March, 1997 (when this sermon was given) highlighted two cases of anti-Semitism that have surfaced:
The first was a radio AP news report that Avis-Rent-A-Car had not only issued instructions for discriminating against blacks but also against Jews. In looking at the world now in the Twenty-first Century, the world is still rampant with anti-Semitism and racism.
The second was a CBS news cast showing many pictures portraying the regular German army participating in the genocide of Jews. The photographs were of the hanging of many Jews by regular German troops with many of the soldiers holding the foot of a Jew that had been hung.
The reason this revelation is so outstanding is that since the end of WW II the German press has feverishly presented the idea that ONLY Hitler's special SS troops had participated in crimes against the Jewish people and not the German people.
This is along with all the recent atrocities in the Middle East. What is the cause of this anti-Semitism and why is it again on the increase in these latter days?
Origin Of Anti-Semitism.
The term Anti-Semitism [in modern usage] refers to prejudice against Jewish people. The term is inexact since it does not refer to all Semites, which would include the Arabs, but designates opposition only to Jews. Anti-Semitism has manifested itself in many ways: hostile popular sentiment, discriminatory legislation, expulsion, and in Nazi Germany deliberate extermination.
From the beginning, their claim to be a chosen people, their refusal to worship other 'gods', and their insistence on obeying the ETERNAL's religious laws, has placed Jews in a vulnerable position. In the ancient Roman Empire, very few Jews were admitted to Roman citizenship. Early 'Christians' held the Jews responsible for the crucifixion of the so-called 'savior', an allegation that became the justification of anti-Semitism for many centuries since, spreading far and wide with the dominance of 'christianity' in the West."
Notice in the above paragraph that the Jews were placed in a "vulnerable position." Why? Because...
1. They proclaim that they do not worship any 'god' other than The Mighty One Of Israel that they worship.
2. And ever since Roman times, there are the allegations that they were responsible for the crucifixion of the so-called 'savior'.
The spiritual power behind anti-Semitism is Heylel (satan) because she hates the only people on earth who have professed through millenniums to worship the CREATOR, and who have observed the seventh day Sabbath prior to the end of the Roman era.
Christian Identity Movement.
To bring the focus on anti-Semitism into today's world the "Christian Research Institute", a cult awareness association states of them:
Christian Identity" is the name of a religious movement uniting many of the white supremacist groups in the United States. ...They consider themselves [the] true Israel and view the Jews as half-devils and archenemies. ..."Identity" adherents believe they are the only descendants of Adam and the only chosen descendants of Abraham. This is the reason for the name "Identity", they are convinced they know their true identity. They believe they are members of the supposed ten lost tribes of Israel. Identity adherents of today would include the British, Germanic, and Scandinavian peoples as those comprising the tribes of lost Israel.
The movement, Anglo-Israelism, began in 1870. It was founded by the Reverend John Wilson, a nonconformist minister who expounded the idea that the Anglo-Saxons were the supposed ten lost tribes of Israel. Believing the nations of Western Europe and the United States to be the chosen people of 'god', they expected them to receive all the promises 'god' gave to Israel in the Old Testament.
Today, with few exceptions the breakaway groups of the Worldwide Church of 'god', most Messianic groups, and most adherents of Anglo-Israelism, are in the "Identity" movement."
Today's Prevalent Belief In Anglo-Israelism.
This essay DOES NOT identify with the "Christian Identity" movement of today, or any of their religious or political aspirations, nor does it advocate favoring one race over another. Everyone's stand on racial issues should be the same as that of the CREATOR of the Universe as He states:
(Isaiah 56:6-7) (TLB) 6As for the Gentiles, the outsiders who join the people of the ETERNAL and serve Him and love His Name, who are His servants and don't desecrate the Sabbath, and have accepted His Covenant and promises, 7I will bring them also to My Righteous Mountain of Jerusalem and make them full of joy within My House of Prayer. I will accept their sacrifices and offerings, for My Temple shall be called A House of Prayer for All People!
Moreover, in this time of increased knowledge, mentioned in the book of Daniel, it should be noted that all thirteen Tribes of Israel are identifiable today in various locations around the earth, and that they are all descendants of the thirteen tribes as listed in the Hebrew Scriptures:
(Numbers 1:4-15) (NKJV) 5These are the names of the men who shall stand with you: from Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur; 6from Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai; 7from Judah, Nahshon the son of Amminadab; 8from Issachar, Nethanel the son of Zuar; 9from Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon; 10from the sons of Joseph: from Ephraim, Elishama the son of Ammihud; from Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur; 11from Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni; 12from Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai; 13from Asher, Pagiel the son of Ocran; 14from Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deuel; 15from Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan.
Clearly, the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel, can be identified as the Anglo-Saxon peoples of today. Furthermore, the Jewish people of today stem from the tribe of Judah, and that all thirteen tribes are brothers springing from our common father Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham. As such, all mankind should be opposed to all forms of anti-Semitism, racial violence, and political leanings of any nature.
Recent History Of Anti-Semitism.
Continuing from Grolier's Encyclopedia:
The Middle Ages were characterized by repeated efforts to identify church and state. In such a view of society, only 'Christians' had a real place. Periodic persecutions of Jews occurred. A large-scale persecution opened in Spain during the 13th century. By the end of the 15th century, the inquisition put to trial Jews and other nonconformists in Spain, culminating in the expulsion of Jews from the country.
At about the same time, similar oppressive measures were enforced in England, France, and Germany. Jews were also forced to live in walled ghettos. Outside the gates, they were obliged to wear an identifying badge. This forced segregation was abolished only in the 19th century.
With the partitions of Poland (1772, 1793, 1795), masses of Jews were added to Russia. The Czarist government established the "Pale of Settlement", a large territory in the western provinces, and decreed military service for children. The attacks on Jews, beginning in 1881 caused a mass emigration to the United States and the establishment of colonies in Palestine.
During the 19th century, anti-Semitism again gained strength by appeals to (1) nationalistic motives, especially where a Jewish minority was strong, as in Eastern Europe; and (2) racial motives. The theory of the superiority of the Aryan race and the ideas on racial purity, exercised a great influence on subsequent racist policies. In Germany, anti-Semitism became an organized movement during the late 19th century. Later, Nazism turned anti-Semitism into an official government policy that within a decade led to the systematic slaughter of the Jews as a people".
As the momentum of anti-Semitism grew it was flamed by many false accusations against the Jews, one of which was "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion".
Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion.
From Grolier's article "Anti-Semitism":
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion was the title of a forged treatise purporting to outline the plans of a late 19th century council of Jews to subvert 'christianity' and seize control of the world. The treatise first appeared in its entirety in Russia in 1905 but was apparently written in France in the 1890s by members of the Russian secret police.
Although the Times (London) revealed the forgery in 1921, the Protocols were translated into many languages and circulated widely in Europe and the United States during the 1920s and '30s. They were cited as the classical defense for anti-Semitism, especially by the National Socialists in Germany.
As a side note: this document is being circulated again, [starting in the 1990's] by the "Christian Identity" movement.
Remember the cause of anti-Semitism is Heylel (Satan) as she uses Judah's refusal to budge from the acknowledgment that there is only one Supreme Being. The Jews (Judah and Benjamin) are the only tribes that have kept their identity as the Children of Israel. That trait has caused these people to be despised and hated by the world.
The time has come to proclaim to all of Israel their true identity, and that they must return to the pure worship of the One True CREATOR. The ETERNAL's people should be working with all their heart and soul, towards the reunification of all twelve Tribes of Israel, by proclaiming the following message to all of Israel:
(Ezekiel 37:21-23) (NRSV) 21then say to them, Thus says the ETERNAL CREATOR: I will take the people of Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will gather them from every quarter, and bring them to their own land. 22I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all. Never again shall they be two nations, and never again shall they be divided into two kingdoms. 23They shall never again defile themselves with their idols and their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions. I will save them from all the apostasies into which they have fallen, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be my people, and I will be their SOVEREIGN.
(Ezekiel 37:24-26) (NRSV) 24My servant David shall be king over them; and they shall all have one shepherd. They shall follow my ordinances and be careful to observe my statutes. 25They shall live in the land that I gave to my servant Jacob, in which your ancestors lived; they and their children and their children's children shall live there forever; and my servant David shall be their prince forever. 26I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will bless them and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary among them forevermore.
(Ezekiel 37:27-28) (NRSV) 27My dwelling place shall be with them; and I will be their SOVEREIGN, and they shall be my people. 28Then the nations shall know that I the ETERNAL sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary is among them forevermore.
The ETERNAL SOVEREIGN Is Our Protector.
Psalms is mostly a prophetic book! Surprised? Do not be because it is! (Psalms 91) is referring to The Time of Jacob's Trouble. There will be those who survive the terrible Time of Trouble. Those are the ones (the righteous ones who are in right standing with their Father) who "He orders His angels to protect". They are the Righteous Remnant.
(Psalms 91:1-6) (TLB) 1We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the SOVEREIGN who is above all 'gods'. 2This I declare, that he alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my SOVEREIGN, and I am trusting him. 3For he rescues you from every trap and protects you from the fatal plague. 4He will shield you with his wings! They will shelter you. His faithful promises are your armor. 5Now you don't need to be afraid of the dark anymore, nor fear the dangers of the day; 6nor dread the plagues of darkness, nor disasters in the morning.
(Psalms 91:7-13) (TLB) 7Though a thousand fall at my side, though ten thousand are dying around me, the evil will not touch me. 8I will see how the wicked are punished, but I will not share it. 9For the ETERNAL is my refuge! I choose the SOVEREIGN above all 'gods' to shelter me. 10How then can evil overtake me or any plague come near? 11For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go. 12They will steady you with their hands to keep you from stumbling against the rocks on the trail. 13You can safely meet a lion or step on poisonous snakes, yes, even trample them beneath your feet!
(Psalms 91:14-15) (TLB) 14For the ETERNAL says, Because he loves me, I will rescue him; I will make him great because he trusts in my name. 15When he calls on me, I will answer; I will be with him in trouble and rescue him and honor him.
The Final Word.
(Deuteronomy 6:4-7) (NKJV) 4Hear, O Israel: the ETERNAL our SOVEREIGN, the ETERNAL is one! 5You shall love the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
(Hosea 13:4) (KJV) Yet I am the ETERNAL thy SOVEREIGN from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no SOVEREIGN but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
 The Hebrew Scriptures are called the "Old Testament" by the church in Rome and the "Tanakh" by the Jews.
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 The ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of the universe has no adversaries, but He allows Heylel to be our adversary as a test for us to determine if we will love our CREATOR enough to obey only Him, or not.
Footnotes (Chapter 1):
 (Genesis 2:7) The CREATOR formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. The word soul is translate from the Hebrew word (Strong's #H5315) nephesh" and means "properly a breathing creature, that is, animal vitality." Thus man does not 'HAVE' a soul, man as a breathing creature 'IS A' soul and has breath.
 In Spite of his smooth, pious response cf. (Deuteronomy 6:16), Ahaz all the while intended to put his trust in Assyria (2 Kings 16:7). Isaiah foretold the kind non-trustworthy of friend Assyria would prove to be, (Isaiah 7:17-25); "The Ryrie Study Bible", Moody Press, note for Isaiah 7:12.
 MAHER-SHALAL-HASH-BAZ A name meaning "quick to the plunder, swift to the spoil." Symbolic name Isaiah gave his son to warn of the impending destruction and captivity of Syria and Israel as they threatened Judah and King Ahaz. In addition, the name was to show that the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN would deliver Judah from her enemies. The sign also called on Ahaz for faith. Without faith, Judah could become part of the spoil. The prophecy was that the two enemies of Judah would be destroyed before they could attack the Southern Kingdom. Assyria defeated Syria in 732 BCE and Israel in 722 BCE. Judah survived until 586 BCE; Holman Bible Dictionary.
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 See the article: 'The Wonderful World Of Tomorrow'.
Footnotes (Chapter 2):
Footnotes (Chapter 3):
 The original Nation of Israel had thirteen tribes.
 Unless noted all Scripture will be from the New King James Version and all emphasis is the author's
 See the article: 'Quest For The Eternal'.
 We will use the words Almighty, CREATOR, ETERNAL, Mighty One, or SOVEREIGN in place of the words 'God', 'Lord', 'Elohim' or 'El', when refering to the ONE and ONLY, ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe. (Isaiah 44:6-25):
(Isaiah 44:6) (CEB) The ETERNAL, Israel's king and redeemer, the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of heavenly forces, says: I am the first, and I am the last, and besides me there are NO 'gods'.
(Isaiah 44:24) (AMP) Thus says the ETERNAL, your Redeemer, and He Who formed you from the womb: I am the CREATOR, Who made all things, Who alone stretched out the heavens, Who spread out the earth by Myself.
 To fully understand this statement, refer to the article, "Death, Awakening, and Salvation."
 BDB or Browns-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions, electronic version as part of "Quick Verse."
 Shiloh is the coming Mashiach; see our booklet "New Proof of the Messiah" and verses 11 and 12 are also referring to Shiloh. A place in Ephraimite territory was named Shiloh.
 Strong's #H2710 "chaqaq."
 Holman's Dictionary, electronic version.
 (2 Chronicles 36:22-23) (TLB) In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, the ETERNAL fulfilled Jeremiah's prophecy by stirring the heart of Cyrus to put this proclamation into writing and to send it throughout his kingdom: "This is what King Cyrus of Persia says: the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth. He has appointed me to build Him a Temple at Jerusalem in the land of Judah. All of you who are the ETERNAL's people may return to Israel for this task. May the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN be with you"!
 That point will be explained in detail later in this booklet.
 Shiloh is the coming Mashiach; See the article: 'Quest For The Messiah'.
 (ADH) American Heritage Dictionary, Electronic Version.
 The tribe of Levi will reassume their scribal duties at the Advent of the Mashiach.
 See the article: 'Quest For The Messiah'.
 See the article: 'Eden In The Beginning'.
Footnotes (Chapter 4):
 See the article: 'How To Have A Correct Study Of Scripture'.
 Scofield's Notes the introduction to the book of Isaiah.
 See the article: 'The Children of Israel'.
 The Messiah is to stand from his grave in the ground, not come down on a cloud. See the article: 'Quest For The Messiah'.
 This narrative about King David is to take place after his advent and the establishment of the millennial Davidic Kingdom.
 We cover the true Scriptural meaning in the article: 'The Children of Israel'.
 All Scriptures in this section will be quoted from the New International Version (NIV) Unless noted and all emphasis is the authors.
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 Divinations of the evil spirit as in the mysticism of eastern religions, the pagan mystery religions, and Judaic Kabbalism.
 The modern Palestinians are the Philistines of the Gaza Strip.
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Footnotes (Chapter 5):
 The scholars of the world will tell you these chapters are written by a second Isaiah because they refuse to believe that Isaiah was given prophecies of the end-time conditions by the Living ETERNAL SOVEREIGN. They also refuse to believe that King David will stand from his grave at the end of days.
 Unless noted all Scripture noted in this section are quoted from the "The Holy Bible, Darby's New Translation."
 The use of the names "Israel" and "Jacob" refer to all of his children and the thirteen tribes of Israel that they formed and the nations of today that they have become.
 See the article: 'The Wonderful World Of Tomorrow' as this point is covered fully.
 See the article: and booklet 'What Is The Difference Between The Jews And Israel?' and 'Reuniting The Tribes Of Israel'.
 For the full story in detail, See the article: 'Reuniting The Tribes Of Israel'
 "Jeshurun, a symbolical name for Israel" Strong's #H3484.
 The Pope's scepter is a carved wooden staff with a metal figurine idol hanging on it.
 Hidden "in the shadow" and the "holder of His arrows" are symbolic for the sleep of death.
 To redeem that is, to be the next of kin. As Boaz was the next of kin to Naomi to 'redeem' Ruth (Strong's #H1350 gaal). The ETERNAL is our closest kin as He is our Father and He can save us.
 The one despised is the Commonwealth of Greater Israel. Israel and America followed by Britain are the most hated nations on earth today as we enter the "Times of Jacob's Trouble" also known as the Great Tribulation.
 The awakened David is to be a sign to Israel just as the name "Emmanuel" was to be a sign to Achaz.
 Perhaps the robes of the priests, which belong with Jerusalem as a set-apart city. The uncircumcised and unclean invaders will never enter again.
 Pressure is now being put on the Jewish government to divest itself of their claim to their homeland of Jerusalem and Judea by trading the land for peace. Therefore, the ETERNAL will reclaim His Covenant land and bring all of His Children of Israel, that are left alive, home.
 "My People Israel" spoken of here, are all 13 tribes.
 In that day, another reference that all of this is eschatological prophecy.
 The original Hebrew word means, "to be as home" (Strong's #H4998 nazah); since it is referring to the Prophet it saying that he is now at home.
 The Niphal form of the Hebrew verb "shachath" means to decay, ruin (literally or figuratively); BDB #H7843, Brown, Driver, Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon.
 The Hiphil form of the Hebrew verb "nazah" means to cause to leap, startle; op. cit. BDB #H5173.
 As a spirit being humans could recognize King David, but just barely due to his brilliance.
 Strong's #H1540.
 op. cit. BDB, #H4341.
 BDB and #H7495, and New Oxford American Dictionary.
 BDB and #H6293, and New Oxford American Dictionary.
 op. cit. Strong's #H5065.
 The NIV Study Bible states that Isaiah and many OT writers associates wicked with rich so Isaiah explains that David had no 'unjust gain.'
 A note from the NIV Study Bible
 This is the real New Coventant, the one where humans are literally turned into Spirit Beings. Not the false one where the person is still human and walks around saying, "I am a born again." This is one where our CREATOR takes our heart of stone away and gives us a heart of flesh, then He gives us a new Spirit and we walk in His love and Laws. We walk in His Ways and we will be His people and He will be our ETERNAL SOVEREIGN forver. See: (Ezekiel 11:18-22 and Ezekiel 36:28-32).
 See the article: "What about saying amen?" for more information.
Footnotes (Chapter 6):
 The word "Hashem" means "the name." At first the name "Ba'al" was used by the Jews for their 'god', see Wikipedia. So, who is to say that 'Baal' is not the name of the one "Hashem" refers to, especially since the meaning of 'Baal' is the 'lord'.
 An organized, often officially encouraged massacre or persecution of a minority group, especially one conducted against Jews", American Heritage Dictionary.
 See the article: 'The Oral Torah. Is It Binding?'. To briefly summarize the article, it is the oral traditions of the rabbis.
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Footnotes (Chapter 7):