The scriptures reveal Elohim’s plan for mankind, yet most people today don’t have the knowledge of his plan and the great importance that it holds for them, their family or friends. Throughout man’s history there have been conflicts, wars, and murders in search of power. Man has tried to overpower others to become the most powerful and exert their influence and will over others; despite the wishes and masses they wish to rule.
Many of these wars and battles occur because people had disagreements about religion. Throughout the history of man, there were battles and killings of people because of disputes over religious beliefs. Recent examples are the murders and bombings in Northern Ireland between Catholics and Protestants, both calling themselves Christians.
In Iraq the Shiite and the Sunnis, calling themselves Muslims, are fighting daily battles, and committing murder, each claiming they are innocent and the other sect is guilty of wrong doing. The United States comprised of largely Christians has been involved in a war claiming the people of Iraq have been brutalized by a vicious dictator who abused and killed innocent people whenever he pleased.
While examining history of the 20th century, you will find the Christians and the Muslims have fought each other over hundreds of years, this led to a series of battles that became known as the Christian Crusades. When you read some of the examples of the atrocities committed in these wars, people must wonder how men could act so cruelly to one another.
Throughout history, exceedingly cruel acts have been committed by man on people, acts so atrocious and savage that some witnesses to these brutalities actually would lose their sanity. During World War II people were known to be skinned alive and left to die a slow excruciatingly painful death.
Throughout the bible and archaeological findings there is evidence of brutal behavior upon men and women. Most of the Apostles recorded in the scriptures were killed because of their teachings. John the Baptist was beheaded, Paul was imprisoned and stoned and his own countrymen killed Stephen because he told them historic truths they didn’t want to hear.
The prime example of cruelty and murder without reason, the one most recognized throughout the world was the murder of the Messiah. He was killed by the ruling Romans at the urging of many Jews including some of the Jewish religious leaders. He was killed, according to the scriptures, not because he committed a crime, but because he told the Jewish religious leaders things they did not want to accept or hear. He told them about the scriptures and the meaning of those scriptures. He told them they were committing the same sinful acts committed by their forefathers. He told them they needed to repent and change their behavior. He told them they must keep the commandments of Yahweh. He allowed himself to be killed to fulfil the plan of salvation of Elohim, as recorded in the scriptures; most people don’t begin to understand.
People, who think they understand the scriptures, will argue vehemently with others who don’t understand or share their beliefs. Assemblies have split over differences in doctrine, harsh words and threats abound, lawsuits have resulted and in extreme cases even bodily harm and genocide have occurred, all in the name of religion.
Why does mankind behave in this manner? Why are people so selfish and greedy to the point they will steal from others and in some cases harm or kill another human to take their possessions? Why do some people feel they must exert their will over others? Why are people jealous, envious and willing to lie to get what they want? Throughout history people have used deceit to mislead others striving to secretly achieve their purpose because they want the belongings and property of others.
The news media reports each day a myriad of stories relating to how some people have been charged with insider trading of stocks, utilizing information obtained by a privileged position in a corporate hierarchy. Government employees, including elected officials, use information not known to the public to enrich themselves in the stock and reality markets among others.
In addition to what is known as non violent white collar crimes, there are numerous daily reports of deaths related to drugs, car jacking’s, jewelry heists and out and out robberies of banks and ordinary people. While just innocently shopping or just doing their ordinary day to day task on the city streets or in their own homes, crime can happen.
Almost no day goes by without reports of manslaughter on the part of drunken or inattentive drivers. Deaths can be caused by a driver that has fallen asleep while driving or because drivers have their attention focused on something other than driving, such as texting and talking on their phones. These people did not mean to intentionally hurt, cripple or kill another human being; however their actions did cause death, damage or injury to others. This sometimes ends, ruins or changes forever the life of another person or persons because of carelessness.
Some of the people who commit violence, murder, theft, manslaughter and other acts are caught and receive some type of punishment either incarceration, death or some other form of retribution some just and some not so just. There does seem to be a number of those who commit various crimes who are remorseful and some while imprisoned claim to “get religion” whereby their lives are changed. Some declare their remorsefulness while in court before their sentencing while some others make a pronouncement about their changed beliefs after they have been separated from society and placed in confinement.
Those people facing or experiencing punishment for crimes they have been convicted of against humanity or the mores’ of society are sobered by the fact their lives are changed, in some cases forever. But, what about those people who commit crimes harming or killing others who are never caught and punished for their unjust acts?
The world and the known universe are subject to and operated by a number of known and unknown, to man, laws. Some primes recognizable examples, the laws of gravity mathematics, chemistry, physics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, genetics and many others not familiar to the general population. These are laws by which people’s lives are controlled even though they are not fully cognizant of these laws effects. The physical laws of the known universe cannot be broken and if they were somehow broken, disaster would occur. Just consider for a moment what would happen if the law of gravity were stopped or somehow suspended. Of course, there would be no people on earth, no atmosphere on earth and no oceans of earth. Earth would be like the thousands of planets scientists have viewed through telescopes, lifeless barren hulks floating in space.
What would happen if just one part of the law of gravity affecting the earth were suspended or changed? Assume that moon was no longer bound to earth and was allowed to leave its fixed orbit and drift away from earth into distant space?
“With no moon as a stabilizer, the Earth would sometimes tilt all the way over and lie on its side in relation to its orbit around the Sun. This would make for extreme differences between temperatures and daylight throughout the year.
At other times the Earth’s axis would be straight up and down, making night and day equally long, year round, and there would be no seasons.
There would be periods with more extreme weather, and bigger differences between winter and summer.”
Science Nordic January 12, 2012 edition
There would be very serious consequences for the earth and mankind if just one part of the effects of the law of gravity on the earth were altered. The physical laws by which the universe is controlled are fixed and cannot be changed; unlike the laws of man that can be changed they, men and woman, have modified them over the centuries. However, laws of men are in place in societies and while they may differ they are in place and enforced to prevent crimes by men against others. If societies did not have laws to protect people from acts of murder and violence then society would break down and life would be intolerable for many people, particularly the weak.
Many of the laws in place in some societies seem to be based on the laws that are in the scriptures of the most commonly held book in the world the Bible. The Bible is composed in different languages but is based on the scriptures that were written in the Hebrew language many centuries ago. The Hebrew Scriptures have been passed down over the centuries through descendants of the tribe of Judah, one of the twelve tribes of Israel fathered by Jacob whose name was changed to Israel, meaning contender with Elohim, as recorded in the scriptures. Elohim means mighty one or mighty ones depending on its singular or plural usage.
The Hebrews plural (Elohim’, of which the sing. form,, Elo’dh, is also employed to designate in general any deity, but likewise the true God.
(from McClintock and Strong Encyclopedia, Electronic Database. Copyright © 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)
YAHWEH (ya’way). The Heb. tetragrammaton (YHWH) traditionally pronounced Jehovah (see discussion in the articles Lord; [The] LORD) is now known to be correctly vocalized yahweh
. New inscriptional evidence from the second and first millennia B.C. point toward this fact. The old view of Le Clerc, later propounded by Paul Haupt and developed by W. F. Albright, has commended itself in the light of the phonetic development and grammatical evidence of increased knowledge of Northwest Semitic and kindred tongues. This thesis holds Yahweh
to be originally a finite causative verb from the Northwest Semitic root hwy, “to be, to come into being,” so that the divine name would mean “He causes to be, or exist,” i.e., “He creates.” Amorite personal names after 2000 B.C. lend support to the Haupt-Albright view, demonstrating that the employment of the causative stem yahweh, “he creates,” was in vogue in the linguistic background of early Heb. Another recent etymology is that of Sigmund Mowinckel and James Montgomery. This suggests that Yahu
(an abbreviated form of Yahweh current in personal names) is a compound formation
ya (O!) and hu or huwa (he), “O He!” The name Yahweh
has been found to be unique to Israel and has not been verified as the name of any deity outside Israel. See Jehovah; Elohim.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Julian Obermann, “The Divine Name YHWH in the Light of Recent Discoveries,” Journal of Biblical Literature 68 (1949): 301-23; B. Alfrink, Theologische Zeitschrift 5 (1949), pp. 72 ff; B. Alfrink, B. D. Eerdmans and G. J. Thierry, Oudtestamentische Studien 5 (1948): 1-62; W. Zimmerli, I Am Yahweh (1982).
(from The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary. Originally published by Moody Press of Chicago, Illinois. Copyright © 1988.)
The last sentence in the above dictionary description of the name Yahweh is emblematic of the attitude of scholars toward the name of the Creator Yahweh given in the Hebrew Scriptures. For a more detailed explanation of how the Creators name was changed and the irreverence of men toward the Creators name see YNCAs article “How the Creators Name was Changed”.
It is recorded in the first five books of the present day form of the English bible that the Creator Yahweh, the Mighty One, gave the twelve tribes of Israel laws by which they were to live their lives. The laws covered crimes against others, sanitation, diet, worship and more. The scriptures relate that the Egyptians had subjected the twelve tribes of Israel to slave labor for some period of the approximately 400 years the tribes lived in Egypt.
The Israelites were special to Yahweh out of all the people on earth because they were the descendants of Abraham a man Yahweh highly regarded Abraham because he obeyed Yahweh’s laws. (Genesis 26:5)
Yahweh promised Abraham that Abraham would be the father of many nations that would make the world a better place to live. The covenant was to be memorialized by the circumcision of the males of the 12 tribes of Israel and realized through the descendants of Abrahams only son Isaac, born to Abrahams wife Sarah, Isaac (Genesis 17). Isaac married Rebekah whose relatives passed down the blessing that her descendants would control the gates of their enemies. She departed from them to marry Isaac, even though she had never met or seen him.
And they blessed Rebekah and said to her,
“Our sister, may you increase
to thousands upon thousands;
may your offspring possess
the gates of their enemies.”
When Jacob, Isaac and Rebekah’s son, whose name was later changed to Israel, was dying he blessed each of his twelve sons, who were to become the fathers of the twelve tribes of Israel and those blessings identified the characteristics of each of the twelve tribes in their future. (Genesis 48-49). Joseph, the youngest son of Israel had two sons named Ephraim and Manasseh. Israel blessed Ephraim and Manasseh, as he did his sons with characteristics that nations comprised of their descendants would exhibit.
Ephraim’s descendants were to become a group of nations and Manasseh’s descendants were to become a great nation. Joseph was also generously blessed and even though his enemies would attack him, he would be strong and receive blessings from the heavens, the seas and the womb. Joseph’s descendants would become the prince tribe of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Judah is today the one tribe that is known for its ancestry while the other tribes are considered to be lost. If however the bible is to believed, there should be some nation or nations in the world that are strong militarily and that have been attacked by their enemies and fought them off, controlling the gates of their enemies, air, land and sea and a large portion of their male population is circumcised. A point of interest; the United States has the largest population of circumcised males in the world and the most powerful military force that controls the gates on land, sea and air of the world.
Source: Circumcision Independent Reference and commentary service
Most of the world’s population does not study or understand the scriptures as relayed through the bible, however if the scriptures are studied along with world history a strong case can be made that the scriptures accurately portray world history through prophecy. (See YNCA article, ( “Proofs Of The Creator”)
Why is Scriptural accuracy important to mankind?
What if the scriptures are true? That would mean there is an all-powerful creator being or beings that had the scriptures delivered to the earth’s population readily available form for a purpose. According to the scriptures the Creator being formed the universe, earth, animals and man for a reason.
There is a plan for the creation of man given in the scriptures that seems very hard for men to comprehend. This plan is revealed in several places in the scriptures, while other scriptures support the premise of a superior Creator being, they also reveal the complexity of that Creator’s plan for humankind.
Many Christians and other religious group’s followers do read the scriptures and attend religious services, but are unaware of the deep significance revealed in the scriptures of the future of human kind. People have been taught by their religious leaders that they will be forgiven of their sins by an all loving Creator, if only they believe in either the goodness of the Creator or accept the death of the Creators Son, on their behalf. People seem to be unknowing of how important their own actions are to their future as related in the scriptures. The scriptures reveal that certain people will have a future with the Creator in his coming kingdom. Those people will not be part of any large popular religious group that teaches the laws given to man in the scriptures, are not necessary to heed. Like the physical laws of creation, the laws given by the Creator to men in the scriptures cannot be violated. The scriptures reveal that if the Creators laws are ignored and broken by humans the results can be permanent death not the eternal life religious leaders have led them to believe.
1 John 3:4-5
4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’
The scriptures reveal that people will be judged by their deeds and keeping the laws of the Creator is just one part of the will of the Father.
1 John 2:17
The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
The scriptures relate that people will be raised from the dead, from their graves and they will be judged for what they had done while alive on earth.
These verses relate to what the scriptures call the great white throne judgment, which involves a resurrection of the dead. The scriptures also reveal a first resurrection in which people, who have followed the will of the Father, will serve in the kingdom of the Father.
This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
All people will die, but none will go to Heaven or be resurrected, not even the revered prophets. That privileged position is for the Son of the Creator who was killed by men. Even Daniel went to his death to be resurrected.
13 “As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”
Christians have also been led to believe that if they are “saved” by accepting the death of the Son as a sacrifice for their sins and if they are still alive when the Son returns to establish his kingdom they will rise to meet the Messiah in the air and will not suffer in “the tribulation” that is prophesied to come upon the earth.
24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, 25 AND THE STARS WILL BE FALLING from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. 26 “Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN CLOUDS with great power and glory. 27 “And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.
According to the scriptures people will be judged by their deeds while alive physically on earth. All humans will die at least once some twice. Those who die in the lake of fire, the second death will die permanently and will no longer exist. They will know nothing and will not be able to disobey the will of the Father Creator and will not cause others to disobey the will of the Father.
40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Some religious leaders have taught the above verse means that people merely have to accept the Son as their savior and repent of their sins and they will go to heaven upon the death of their physical bodies. The son himself has revealed in the scriptures that merely believing in him as their savior is not the will of the Father nor will anyone go to heaven immediately upon their physical bodily death.
These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God. 3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.
I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.
20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
In the above verses, the Messiah reveals to John that being a member of an assembly demonstrating love, faith and perseverance is not enough to enter the kingdom in the first resurrection. The Messiah will tell people that even though performed+ deeds in his name they would have to depart from him because they practiced lawlessness. (Matt. 7:23)
People have been taught they can be saved and have eternal life by faith alone, however the scriptures explain that faith without works is not enough for one to enter the kingdom of Heaven.
18 But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” 19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. 20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?
The Son also clearly states in the scriptures that he did not come to earth to do away with the law that was proclaimed in the Old Testament.
17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
This verse has a very important message to those seeking to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. If people are not more right than the religious teachers of the world, they will not be worthy to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The Messiah chastised the religious leaders when he was on earth physically and his chastisements of religious leaders still hold true today. Religious leaders, preachers, priests, Rabbis, and all those who teach that keeping the laws, put into the scriptures by the Creator, are not to be obeyed, will not enter the kingdom. The Messiah also charges them with keeping those they teach falsely from entering the kingdom.
29 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30 And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your forefathers!
33 “You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 3
As the scriptures explain, keeping the laws of the Father alone and having faith alone is not enough for people to enter the Kingdom of Heaven; people must practice both the law and perform good works following the example of the Messiah, while on earth, to obey the will of the father.
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. 14
What if there is a superior Creator Being and that Creator did make the universe, the earth and man? What if that Creator made humans for a purpose and people had to follow some rules and perform some tasks before they could enter a favored position provided by the Creator. `
7 ” He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. 8 ” But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
The above words are attributed to Yahshua as he revealed some of the future that is to come upon the residents of the earth. Notice in the above verse 7 he who overcomes will inherit the heavenly city to which Yahshua was referring in this incidence. What must people over come to inherit the heavenly city? It seems obvious they will not inherit the city if they have any of the characteristics Yahshua names in verse 8 of Revelation chapter 21.
One characteristic that seems somewhat out of place in this verse is the adjective cowardly. When you go the Greek version of the scriptures you will find the word is deilos and in Strong’s dictionary the word really has a meaning of faithless. The King James translators rendered it as fearful, which in some English bible versions became cowardly. Why will the cowardly not be in the heavenly city?
Obviously some form of judgement is made upon people who will and will not enter into the heavenly city. We have seen the characteristics of those who will not enter the city, but who determines or judges and determine who enters the heavenly city.
5 But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS:
It is Yahweh who will judge people on the earth and will determine their fate. There are several verses in the scriptures of the Bible that tells readers of judgement on mankind. In the above verse we learn that if people are stubborn and do not repent they will face Yahweh’s wrath and they will be rendered judgment in accordance with the deeds they perform. It seems the ministers of popular religions tell their flock that Yahweh does not measure their deeds. They are told they will be saved by grace alone and they will automatically be forgiven of any sinful deeds just by believing on the false name of Jesus Christ.
2 Cor 5:10
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
People behave today and in days gone by as if they don’t believe they will be held accountable for their deeds. They don’t seem to think they are going to have to answer for their sinful acts. People seem to think they can lie. Cheat, steal, and disregard the very words of Elohim, as given in scripture, and still not have to answer to Elohim for their acts of sin? Why do people think they can sin and not answer for their sins in spite of the above scriptures?
2 Peter 2:9-16
Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority.
Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties, 11 whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord. 12 But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed, 13 suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children; 15 forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 but he received a rebuke for his own transgression, for a mute donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.
In the above verses there is a clear description of those who will be held to judgement for their unrighteous acts. These people are linked to animals that do not have the power to reason. These people have no knowledge and yet they revile those who do have knowledge. These sinful people have eyes full of sin from which they never cease. They forsake the right way, which means they could have chosen the right way but chose not to go the right way, and have gone astray following the false way of a false Elohim. So how did these people get this way, what caused them to go astray? Man by his human nature is sinful and greedy, but some still go the way of righteousness, why not these sinners?
2 Peter 2:1-3
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep
Here is where people have trouble understanding how to follow the words of Elohim. Most of the priest, preachers, Rabbis and leaders of popular religions are false teachers. No matter how righteous they look in their fine robes and pretentious garments they do not teach what the scriptures really say. The false prophet described in the scriptures is a compilation of the offices of false teachers who are the leaders of popular religions most people follow.
2 Cor 5:10
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
According to these scriptures spoken by the Apostle Paul all must appear before the judgment seat of the messiah. People will be repaid for the deeds, according to what they have done. How will the Messiah know what deeds the people have done?
2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.
13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Many people, even those who consider themselves religious, don’t believe they will have to answer for their deeds while they live physically on earth. They delude themselves, ignoring the scriptures, somehow thinking they will not face judgment. Some think they are forgiven their sins by merely being baptized in the false name of the Messiah.
The scriptures clearly explain there will be judgment for all. Yahshua himself declares that many who think they will enter the Kingdom Of Heaven will be turned away because they did not keep the commandments. The scriptures clearly tell sin is lawlessness, yet millions ignore these scriptures and continue to live their lives in defiance of the scriptures by not following the instructions in the scriptures.
Political leaders, educators, scientist, and religious leaders have many different beliefs about the way they should live their lives. They do not understand the scriptures; they do not accept that a superior being has created the universe, even though the logic of superior intelligence is evidenced throughout the universe. You don’t have to know much math or chemistry to know the creation is balanced with equal forces supported by mathematical and chemical formulas that men with all their studies still cannot fully comprehend.
This Far superior being has told us in writhing how to behave in order to share with him the universe he has prepared for those who obey him. Most will not heed his instructions, they will instead live their lives as they see fit and of course will suffer the consequences that are also described in the scriptures.
11 Judgment at the Throne of God
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
These verses are clear, people will be raised from the dead, they will be judged according to their deeds and if their deeds are not what the creator superior being wants, and has told every one he wants, their names will not be in the book of life. If their name is not found in the book of life they will be thrown into the lake of fire which is the second death. Imagine waking up from being dead and finding you must answer some questions about your actions while you were alive on earth. Why did you not follow the scriptures and keep the commandments. Why did you worship material goods such as your house, cars, and jewelry, not help the poor with your excess wealth? Why did you ignore the Sabbath and attend football games, go boating and enjoy yourself while many sick and hungry were in need. Why did you ignore the needs of the elderly in your own family who could have used assistance?
Why did you not heed the words of the Messiah who died for you and urged you to help others?
If you don’t have very good answers to these questions the scriptures explain you will die in the lake of fire. You will be thrown into the lake of fire and you won’t volunteer to jump in by your own power, just read verse 15 above to see this for your self.
Don’t believe this will happen to you? You’re not alone; most people today don’t think this destruction will happen to them. Most of them don’t know why they don’t think it will happen to them it’s just what they think without substantiation of any kind, unless they think the stories they heard from religious leaders will save them.
Most people will ignore this message from the scriptures and even if they hear this message and pay some heed to it they will probably return to their old ways in a short period of time enticed by the desires of their human nature and the worldly goods available to them daily.
Many people mistakenly believe they will go to heaven when they die. Why do they have this belief when the scriptures clearly denote this belief is not correct? There will be resurrections in the future and the scriptures proclaim those in the first resurrection will not be subject to the second death in the lake of fire.
A This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.
The ones in the first resurrection are the ones who will be with the Messiah and will rule with him for a thousand years. The thousand year period is widely believed to be a millennial period about which many theories abound, but none of these theories seems to understand just who those people are who rule with the Messiah for a thousand years. They would likely be surprised to learn the scriptures tell who these people are and how they will become first fruits.
Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps. 3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth. 4 These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb. 5 And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless.
The above scriptures take some examination in the Greek lexicon to make their meaning more understandable, but the first fruits described above as being purchased from among men. The English translation gives the impression that the first fruits are physically men who have had no sexual relations with women and don’t tell lies and they have no sins or faults. The scriptures, however, in many cases have figurative meanings that, when studied, give the true message of certain verses.
You can learn the identity of the 144,000 first fruits in YNCA’s article “Who Are The 144,000?” In this study the short version of who the 144,000 are identified as people, men and women, who have not defiled themselves with false worship. Compared with the billions of people who live or have lived on earth there will be relatively few first- fruits.
The scriptures have many references to the first fruits both in the Old and New Testaments. The doctrine of first fruits has been ignored by most religions through out the world. The importance of the first fruits can be seen from the verses in Revelation chapter 14. These people will be with the Messiah on Mount Zion. Mount Zion, just where is Mount Zion? Many people think Mount Zion is a mountain in Israel, but the scriptures identify a different location for Mount Zion. Both the Father and the Son will be at Mount Zion and the people who will be with them will have their names on their foreheads and hands. What does this mean they will have the names of the Father and Son on their foreheads and hands? Do you think they will have tattoos or a sign?
One important fact everyone should consider, When Yahshua was on earth he was not popular with religious leaders, in fact the scriptures revealed the religious leaders sought to have him killed. The scriptures also reveal the apostles, hand picked by the Messiah were also not popular with religious leaders and tradition has it most of the apostles were also killed. The prophets of Elohim in the Old Testament were also not popular with the Israelites and their leaders. Why would men who revealed the
words of Elohim to the people not be liked to the point of death?
A You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
Why would the Messiah warn his followers they would be hated because of his name? A large number of people use the name Jesus and they are not hated. Could this scripture be incorrect or could the name of the messiah not be Jesus. Just think how many people would think you were crazy if you were to tell them the name of the Messiah was never and is not Jesus.
Scriptures reveal when the Messiah returns to earth he will strike down the nations with the sword of his mouth. (Hebrew 4:9 &Rev. 19:15) The scriptures also reveal the symbolic sword of the Messiah’s mouth is the word of Elohim (Ephesians 6:17). Why will the Messiah have to strike down the nations with the words of Elohim?
The people of the nations will not know the scriptures, they will be deceived into thinking they know the scriptures, but they will not.
Recently a Pope of a popular religious organization died and millions of people traveled to see his body lie in state while even millions more, around the world, paid tribute to him and the religious office he held. What a contrast to the death and burial of the Messiah who was not nearly as popular as the pope. Did the Messiah’s message become acceptable with the office of the pope and if it did why will the people of the nations of the world be struck down when the Messiah returns to earth with the first fruits?
The scriptures prophesize a terrible time is coming for the earth and its inhabitants. The creator Yahweh has warned mankind in writing that much of the earth’s population will suffer and die. The nations on earth that are comprised of the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will be attacked by a consortium of nations that will attack from the north of the Israelites. The tribe of Judah, partially settled in the middle east, in a nation they call Israel will also be attacked by this group of nations plus some of the nations that surround the small nation, calling itself Israel, at the same time. The scriptures predict it will be a terrible time for the descendants of Jacob, but the creator will intervene and prevent the total destruction of the Israelites.
7 How awful that day will be!
None will be like it.
It will be a time of trouble for Jacob,
but he will be saved out of it.
10 “‘So do not fear, O Jacob my servant;
do not be dismayed, O Israel,’
declares the Lord.
‘I will surely save you out of a distant place,
your descendants from the land of their exile.
Jacob will again have peace and security,
and no one will make him afraid.
11 I am with you and will save you,’
declares the Lord.
‘Though I completely destroy all the nations
among which I scatter you,
I will not completely destroy you.
I will discipline you but only with justice;
I will not let you go entirely unpunished.‘
Most people think that the latter day nations of the world are not mentioned in the scriptures, but that is only because they have not studied the scriptures and the history of nations. There are historians that have identified the descendants of Jacob and their migrations to the modern nations on earth. An Internet search will readily provide the works of some of these writers.
The nations that are the descendants of Israel are the most powerful on earth, fulfilling the promise of Yahweh to Abraham (Genesis 17:6). Even though Yahweh has given the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob powerful nations in which to reside those nations will be completely destroyed in the coming time of trouble for the world (Jeremiah 30:10-11).
A remnant of Israelites will be spared from death and returned to the land in the Middle East promised to the descendants of Abraham as part of the Old Covenant. This remnant will repopulate and restore the nation of Israel under the rule of the Messiah.
27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel:
“Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea,
only the remnant will be saved.
28 For the Lord will carry out
his sentence on earth with speed and finality.”
3 “I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number. 4
The scriptures clearly state that the leaders of today’s world will not be among the remnant that will be returned to the land promised to the descendants of Abraham.
1 On that day you will not be put to shame
for all the wrongs you have done to me,
because I will remove from this city
those who rejoice in their pride.
Never again will you be haughty
on my holy hill.
12 But I will leave within you
the meek and humble,
who trust in the name of the Lord.
11 I will punish the world for its evil,
the wicked for their sins.
I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty
and will humble the pride of the ruthless.
12 I will make man scarcer than pure gold,
more rare than the gold of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble;
and the earth will shake from its place
at the wrath of the Lord Almighty,
in the day of his burning anger.
Even if the haughty, dishonest and proud are destroyed in the coming terrible time to the earth, when all nations and cities will be destroyed, they will not escape facing judgment for their sinful actions.
However, I admit that I worship the God of our fathers as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that agrees with the Law and that is written in the Prophets, 15 and I have the same hope in God as these men, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
Those people who are acting wickedly at the time of coming tribulation and destruction of the nations of the world will be destroyed physically; they will not be a part of the remnant returned to the Promised Land. They will be destroyed and their ashes will be under the feet of the humble and meek people that will survive the terrible destruction of earth by fire.
The scriptures proclaim that if people will turn from their wickedness before their physical death, they can be part of the first resurrection and be in the Kingdom of Heaven and they will not have to answer for their wicked ways at the coming second resurrection, where the dead will be resurrected both evil and the righteous, who are not first fruits but who will serve in the kingdom.
9 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb
The word of Elohim (the scriptures) is clear. All people who have lived on earth will face judgment for their actions and deeds while alive physically. Yahweh is just, merciful and impartial. Those who repent of their sinful ways and follow the example of Yahshua and keep the commandments of Yahweh will not face the second eternal death in the lake of fire.
13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15 If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
A note of importance here is the definition of Hades, which has mistakenly been translated into the word hell and has become too many to mean a place of eternal torture for the human soul after the death of a person’s physical body. This grossly twisted definition has come about through ignorance and misunderstanding of scholars. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica: “The word Hades is used in the Greek Old Testament to translate the Hebrew word Sheol “noting a dark region of the dead.”
I. Signification of the Word. — The word is usually said to be derived. from
, shaal, “to ask or seek,” and may, be supposed to have the same metaphorical signification as the orcus rapax of the Latins, or “the insatiable sepulchre” of English writers. This etymology, however, is rather uncertain, and no aid can be obtained from the cognate Shemitic languages, for, though the word occurs in Syriac and Ethiopic, its use is too indeterminate to afford any clue to its origin. We are therefore left to determine its meaning from the context of the most remarkable passages in which it occurs. s.v.
The first is (Gen 37:35) “And (Jacob) said, I will go down into the grave
sheolah) unto my son mourning.” The, meaning of this passage is obviously given in the translation. There is rather more difficulty in Num 16:30, where Moses declares that Korah and his company shall go down alive into sheol (, sheolah), and in ver. 33, which describes the fulfilment of the prophecy. But on referring to Deut 32:22, we find that sheol is used to signify “the underworld.” “For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and it shall burn to the lowest hell”
HEBREW, sheol techithith); to which the sequel gives the following parallelism: “It shall set on fire the foundations of the mountains.” Hence it would appear” that, in the description of Korah’s punishment, sheol simply means the interior of the earth, and does, not imply a place of torment. In 2 Sam 22:6, the English version stands thus: “The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me.” The English word “hell” (from the Saxon hela “to conceal”) does not here mean a place of torment, as will at once appear from a literal translation of the passage in which the parallelism of the Hebrew is preserved. “The snares of sheol
HEBREW, chebley sheol), encompassed me;” “The nets of death
HEBREW, mokeshey maveth) came upon me.” Thus viewed, it appears that “the snares of sheol” are precisely equivalent to “the nets of death.
(from McClintock and Strong Encyclopedia, Electronic Database. Copyright © 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)
The above explanation of the word Sheol is taken from the contextual use of the word in scriptures and not from the ill-informed writings of scholars who have introduced their religious biased beliefs in their writings. The Greek word hades (a name for a mythical god) was converted to the English word hell taken from the Saxon word hela “to conceal”. The original Hebrew word Sheol means nothing more than pit or grave. Hell is not a place of eternal torment for the souls of evil sinners after death. Study for yourself and learn the true meanings of the words used in scriptures, not the invented whimsical definitions of men developed to support their biased beliefs.
Sadly, many people will not heed the scriptures and serve in the Kingdom of
Heaven, bowing before the throne of Elohim and ruling with Yahshua when his kingdom is established on earth. They will miss seeing their family and loved ones for all time, a tragic result for not reading, understanding and heeding the scriptures. The Creator has made available a book that is the most widely printed and held of all books in the history of man. That book contains the words of the Creator and provides a plan for people to read and follow its instructions and proclamations. Those who do will be forever happy; those who don’t will be eternally separated from the family of mankind.
Each person must make the decision to become a family member with a happy eternal life or eternal death. This is the most important decision a person can make. If one changes their sinful selfish ways and heeds the scriptures they can set a worthy example for others so they too can live eternally, even their own family can become part of a larger family.
Everyone should avoid the messages from the “wise of the world” that ignores the importance of the Scriptures. No one knows when the time for Yahweh to destroy most of the earth will come. There will be no definitive signal or identifiers as to when destruction will come.
26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day no one who is on the roof of his house, with his goods inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. 32 Remember Lot’s wife! 33 Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
“But if a wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die. 22 None of the offenses he has committed will be remembered against him. Because of the righteous things he has done, he will live. 23 Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Sovereign Yahweh. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?
If you believe that the words in Ezekiel recorded in chapter 18: 21-23, given to him by Yahweh, don’t apply to you because a prophet recorded in the Old Testament spoke them; then the coming judgment to the people who live and have lived on the earth will be very unpleasant for you.