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  • Supplies
  • Plastic spoons, knives and forks
  • Coffee maker
  • Coffee
  • Coffee cups
  • Water/juice cups
  • Juice
  • Food/desert
  • Tablecloth
  • Napkins
  • Torah scroll
  • Tallit
  • Extra Tallit for reader
  • Kippa
  • Tsit tsits
  • Webcam
  • Shofar
  • Keys for building
  • Envelopes
  • Biz cards
  • Welcome cards
  • Sign
  • Sandwich boards
  • Congregational
  • Projector
  • Blue cord to projector
  • Power cord extension to projector
  • Computer
  • Power cord to computer
  • Mouse for computer
  • Net antennae
  • Usb cord for antennae
  • Usb extension for antennae

Temple Sheckles Available In The Hallway!
Romans 31 What advantage then hath the Jew? Or
what profit is there of circumcision? 2 Much in
every way!
  • low the Shofar

  • Why do we blow the Shofar?
  • Exodus 1916
  • On the morning of the third day there was
    thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over
    the mountain, and there was the sounding of a
    very loud SHOFAR blast. Everyone in the camp
  • Because this is the way G-D begins sacred

  • Monday Night Solemn Assembly...
  • Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread and
    on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly
    to the LORD thy God thou shalt do no work
  • Deut 168
  • Well meet at our apartment for snacks and
    fellowship as well as a few prayers at 7pm Monday

  • As most of you know, we have different positions
    in our Synagogue. One of those positions is the
    Captain of the Temple.
  • We read about this position in Acts 41
  • While Peter and John were speaking to the people,
    they were confronted by the priests, the Captain
    of the Temple guard, and some of the Sadducees.

  • That particular Captain was not a good guy, but
    that shouldnt be a reflection on the post.
  • The post dates back much further then that, clear
    back to Old Testament times. We read about it in
    Jeremiah 201, under a different name, but its
    the same position
  • When Pashhur the priest, the son of Immer, who
    was chief officer in the house of the LORD, heard
    Jeremiah prophesying these things.

  • We see another name it goes by in Neh 1111 where
    Seraiah held the position.
  • 11Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of
    Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth,
    the son of Ahitub, was the Ruler of the House of
  • The Ruler of the House of G-d was NOT the High
    Priest. He was the Captain of the Temple Guard.

  • This Captain was in charge of keeping the peace
    and making sure that policies were kept as
    prescribed by the rest of the leadership.
  • How does that translate to todays Synagogue?

  • The way we use it in our Synagogues today is if
    anyone comes into our service intoxicated for
    example, the Captain would nicely ask them to
    come back another time or if a man comes in
    dressed inappropriately the Captain would ask him
    to go home and get changed (if its a first time
    visitor, wed probably let it go the first time).
    If a female is dressed inappropriately he will
    ask the designated female officer under him
    (position yet to be filled) to address the
    situation and so forth.

  • If they (the offender) continues to cause
    trouble, then the Captain would introduce what we
    affectionately call The Maccabee Method using
    the non-lethal Zealot Hold to escort them out.
    Force would be exercised at the direct order of
    the Leadership.
  • We have discussed this position with one of our
    own here at Beit Aveinu and he has accepted. Hes
    on the wrestling team at Wenatchee High

  • We want to welcome Aaron Huss to this position
    and we thank him for his dedication to this Body
    of Believers. His mom has given her permission
    for this appointment and is proud of his
  • Aaron is planning on being on the police force in
    the future and we feel this is a logical step
    towards his secular goals as well as his
    spiritual goals.
  • We want to welcome him aboard.

  • Aaron, we are all very proud of you here at Beit
    Aveinu. You have really stepped up to the plate
    in your spiritual walk and we want to recognize
    that. Ive asked Bob to say a few words, hes
    been very excited as well as all of us watching
    you grow in HaShem and he has a few words to say.

  • One final announcement. This is Dannis last
    Shabbat with us for a while. She moves every year
    at this time over to the other side of the
    mountains. We miss her every time she has to
    leave us. But shell be back. We look forward
    when she can come back and be with us. Anything
    youd like to say Danni before you go and will
    you be with us this Wednesday.

  • Syrian security forces fired bullets and
    tear gas Friday at tens of thousands of
    protesters across the country, killing at least
    75 people in the bloodiest day of the month long
    uprising and signaling that the authoritarian
    regime was prepared to turn more ruthless to put
    down the revolt against President Bashar Assad
    (Fox news)

HEMA ISRAELHear oh Israel
  • Shema Israel Adoni Elohaynu
  • (Hear oh Israel the L-RD our G-D)
  • Adoni Echad
  • (The L-RD is one)

HEMA ISRAELHear oh Israel Part 2
  • Barukh shem k'vod malkhuto l'olam va'ed.Blessed
    be the Name of His glorious kingdom for ever and

hy do we recite/sing the SHEMA?
  • Because Messiah said it was the greatest
  • Mark 1228-29
  • 28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard
    them reasoning together, and perceiving that He
    had answered them well, asked Him, Which is the
    greatest commandment of all?
  • 29 And Yeshua answered him, The first of all the
    commandments is, Hear, O Israel The Lord our God
    is One Lord

e-nay Ma TovBehold how good - Psalm 1331Am
  • He-Nay Maw tove
  • Behold how good
  • Oo-maw nyeeem
  • And how pleasant it is
  • Shevet aw-heem
  • For brothers to dwell
  • Gum Yaw Hawd
  • In unity

-Seh ShalomCL3 Play Em
  • Em
  • O-seh Shalom Beem rue-mawv
  • Am D7
  • Who yah-seh Shalom aw-lay-nu
  • Am D7
  • V'al kol Yees-raw-ale
  • Em Am
    Em Bf7 Em
  • B'-eem rue Eem rue Ah- main
  •  -------------------------------------------------
  • Em
    Am D7
  • Ya-a-seh sha-lom Ya-a-seh sha-lom
  • G Bf7

  • Shalom aw-lay-new Val kol Yees-raw-ale
  • Sing twice 2X
  • May He who makes peace in His heights make peace
    upon us and upon all IsraelAmen."

menCL 3 A
  • A-men .A-men.A-men, A-men, A-men
  • Baw-rouk Ha-Shem, Baw-rouk Ha-Shem,
  • Blessed be the Name, blessed be the Name
  • Baw-rouk Ha-Shem Me-she-ach
  • Blessed be the Name of Messiah

Chavareem Toveem!
  • Chavareem Toveem!
  • Meet any new people. Let them see that Messianics
    truly understand community and brotherly/sisterly
  • If someone is already talking to a visitor stand
    in line to meet them dont just walk away. We
    want to descend on them like they are a lost
  • Say hello to old friends. Find out how their week
    has been going. Show that you care.
  • Say hello to anyone you have something against
    and give them a hug ?. There is room in the Body
    for forgiveness.
  • Exercise modesty with your hugs.

Chavareem Toveem
Chavareem Toveem
  • Chavereem toveem (Good friends) Chavereem Toveem
    (Good friends)
  • this is the time to stand up and sing
  • Chavereem Toveem (Good friends) Chavereem Toveem
    (Good friends)
  • on this Sabbath day it's an offering we bring
  • Baruch HaShem chavere shellee (Blessed be The
    Name my friend)
  • we're brothers and sisters one family
  • Chavereem toveem chavereem toveem
  • this is the time to stand up and sing
  • Chavereem toveem chavereem toveem
  • on this Sabbath day it's the offering we bring
  • Baruch HaShem chavere shellee
  • united in Him we will live throughout eternity.
  • Chaveereem toveem

  • Joann, Barbara, Pam, Karin, Jesse, Bob, Mona, for
    physical healing.
  • Prayer for Salvation for loved ones and the
    Jewish people
  • Sha'alu shalom YerushalayimPray for the Peace of
    Jerusalem. May His Shalom (Yeshua) come quickly.
    Jordan, Syria.
  • The orphans in Russia.
  • Evis Husbands cousin Jerry for salvation and
    son Sean

  • Pray for all Pastors in Wenatchee
  • Pray for Pams daughter and niece and military.
  • Pray for our government
  • Kathys Nephew Danny, started dialysis needs
  • Raigens aunt Melanie. Her glands are shutting
    down, need answers for Drs.
  • Barbaras grand-daughter Karlie in New York for
    safety and Salvation

  • Waynes friend Ariel and Steve for health
  • Karins Grandson for conviction of Mathew.
  • Prayer for safety for the upcoming Passover in
    Israel. Terrorists looking to step up attacks.
  • Pams sister
  • Prayer for Amy, Evies daughter in Alaska.

  • Pray for Mona for doctors to have understanding
    and wisdom.
  • Amys cousins girlfriend for treatment for
  • Continued prayer for Barbaras son Van
  • Pray for Pastors evening of repentance

  • Karin healing for her hand that the shot will
  • Amy for strength for quitting addiction to
  • Reagan, pray for Heidi and for her family.
  • Pray for Evies pain in her feet
  • END

ring our gifts to the altar
  • We Bring Our Sacrifice With Praise
  • We Bring Our Sacrifice With Praise
  • Unto the House of the LORD (2 X)
  • And we offer unto Him
  • Our sacrifices with thanksgiving
  • And we offer unto Him
  • Our sacrifices with joy

La'asok B'divray Torah Blessing Before The
Reading Of The Torah
Next Weeks Parsha
  • Apr 30, 2011 Kedoshim ("Holy")
  • Torah Reading Leviticus 191-2027
  • Haftarah Ezekiel 221-19
  • New Testament Luke 16-17

Todays Parsha
  • Last week we didnt get the chance to do the
    Parsha so well do it today.
  • Apr 16, 2011 Achareimot ("After the death")
  • Leviticus 161-1830
  • Amos 97-15 Ezekiel 221-16
  • Luke 14-15
  • Well read
  • Lev 17
  • Ezekiel 221-16
  • Luke 14 1-15

Lev 17
  • 1 ADONAI said to Moshe, 2 "Speak to Aharon and
    his sons and to all the people of Isra'el. Tell
    them that this is what ADONAI has ordered 3
    'When someone from the community of Isra'el
    slaughters an ox, lamb or goat inside or outside
    the camp 4 without bringing it to the entrance of
    the tent of meeting to present it as an offering
    to ADONAI before the tabernacle of ADONAI, he is
    to be charged with blood - he has shed blood, and
    that person is to be cut off from his people.

Lev 17
  • 5 The reason for this is so that the people of
    Isra'el will bring their sacrifices that they
    sacrifice out in the field -so that they will
    bring them to ADONAI, to the entrance of the tent
    of meeting, to the cohen, and sacrifice them as
    peace offerings to ADONAI. 6 The cohen will
    splash the blood against the altar of ADONAI at
    the entrance to the tent of meeting and make the
    fat go up in smoke as a pleasing aroma for

Lev 17
  • 7 No longer will they offer sacrifices to the
    goat-demons, before whom they prostitute
    themselves! This is a permanent regulation for
    them through all their generations.' 8 "Also tell
    them, 'When someone from the community of Isra'el
    or one of the foreigners living with you offers a
    burnt offering or sacrifice 9 without bringing it
    to the entrance of the tent of meeting to
    sacrifice it to ADONAI, that person is to be cut
    off from his people.

Lev 17
  • 10 When someone from the community of Isra'el or
    one of the foreigners living with you eats any
    kind of blood, I will set myself against that
    person who eats blood and cut him off from his
    people. 11 For the life of a creature is in the
    blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to
    make atonement for yourselves for it is the
    blood that makes atonement because of the life.'

Lev 17
  • 12 This is why I told the people of Isra'el,
    'None of you is to eat blood, nor is any
    foreigner living with you to eat blood.' 13 "When
    someone from the community of Isra'el or one of
    the foreigners living with you hunts and catches
    game, whether animal or bird that may be eaten,
    he is to pour out its blood and cover it with

Lev 17
  • 14 For the life of every creature - its blood is
    its life. Therefore I said to the people of
    Isra'el, 'You are not to eat the blood of any
    creature, because the life of every creature is
    its blood. Whoever eats it will be cut off.' 15
    "Anyone eating an animal that dies naturally or
    is torn to death by wild animals, whether he is a
    citizen or a foreigner, is to wash his clothes
    and bathe himself in water he will be unclean
    until evening then he will be clean. 16 But if
    he doesn't wash them or bathe his body, he will
    bear the consequences of his wrongdoing."
  • END

Ezekiel 221-16
  • 1 "If someone steals an ox or a sheep and
    slaughters or sells it, he is to pay five oxen
    for an ox and four sheep for a sheep. 2 "If a
    thief caught in the act of breaking in is beaten
    to death, it is not murder

Ezekiel 221-16
  • 3 unless it happens after sunrise, in which case
    it is murder. A thief must make restitution so
    if he has nothing, he himself is to be sold to
    make good the loss from the theft. 4 If what he
    stole is found alive in his possession, he is to
    pay double, no matter whether it is an ox, a
    donkey or a sheep.

Ezekiel 221-16
  • 5 "If a person causes a field or vineyard to be
    grazed over or lets his animal loose to graze in
    someone else's field, he is to make restitution
    from the best produce of his own field and
    vineyard. 6 "If a fire is started and spreads to
    thorns, so that stacked grain, standing grain or
    a field is destroyed, the person who lit it must
    make restitution. 7 "If a person entrusts a
    neighbor with money or goods, and they are stolen
    from the trustee's house, then, if the thief is
    found, he must pay double. 8 But if the thief is
    not found, then the trustee must state before God
    that he did not take the person's goods himself.

Ezekiel 221-16
  • 9 In every case of dispute over ownership,
    whether of an ox, a donkey, a sheep, clothing, or
    any missing property, where one person says,
    'This is mine,' both parties are to come before
    God and the one whom God condemns must pay the
    other one double. 10 "If a person trusts a
    neighbor to look after a donkey, ox, sheep or any
    animal, and it dies, is injured or is driven away

Ezekiel 221-16
  • 11 then the neighbor's oath before ADONAI that he
    has not taken the goods will settle the matter
    between them -the owner is to accept it without
    the neighbor's making restitution. 12 But if it
    was stolen from the neighbor, he must make
    restitution to the owner. 13 If it was torn to
    pieces by an animal, the neighbor must bring it
    as evidence, and then he doesn't need to make
    good the loss.

Ezekiel 221-16
  • 14 "If someone borrows something from his
    neighbor, and it gets injured or dies with the
    owner not present, he must make restitution. 15
    If the owner was present, he need not make good
    the loss. If the owner hired it out, the loss is
    covered by the hiring fee. 16 "If a man seduces a
    virgin who is not engaged to be married and
    sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price for
    her to be his wife. END

  • Why do we do the Haftarah?
  • Isnt that just a Jewish thing?
  • Did you know theres more evidence of the First
    Church doing a Haftarah reading then in any other
    ancient Jewish writings including the Talmud?

  • Sure theres lots of evidence in ancient Jewish
    writings concerning reading of the Torah but not
    the reading of the Prophets.
  • Not that the Jews didnt read the Prophets, they
    did, but theres little evidence showing that in
    ancient texts.

  • The New Testament on the other hand, shows very
    explicitly that were to read the Haftarah.
  • We read it in 2 places
  • Acts 13
  • 14But when they departed from Perga, they came to
    Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue
    on the sabbath day, and sat down.
  •  15And after the reading of the law and the
    prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto
    them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any
    word of exhortation for the people, say on.
  • We also see it in Luke 4

  • Luke 4
  • 14 Yeshua returned to the Galil in the power of
    the Spirit, and reports about him spread
    throughout the countryside. 15 He taught in their
    synagogues, and everyone respected him. 16 Now
    when he went to Natzeret, where he had been
    brought up, on Shabbat he went to the synagogue
    as usual. He stood up to read, 17 and he was
    given the scroll of the prophet Yeshayahu.
    Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it
    was written

Luke 14 1-15
  • 1 One Shabbat Yeshua went to eat in the home of
    one of the leading P'rushim, and they were
    watching him closely. 2 In front of him was a man
    whose body was swollen with fluid. 3 Yeshua spoke
    up and asked the Torah experts and P'rushim,
    "Does the Torah allow healing on Shabbat or not?"
    4 But they said nothing. So, taking hold of him,
    he healed him and sent him away.

Luke 14 1-15
  • 5 To them he said, "Which of you, if a son or an
    ox falls into a well, will hesitate to haul him
    out on Shabbat?" 6 And to these things they could
    give no answer. 7 When Yeshua noticed how the
    guests were choosing for themselves the best
    seats at the table, he told them this parable 8
    "When you are invited by someone to a wedding
    feast, don't sit down in the best seat because
    if there is someone more important than you who
    has been invited,

Luke 14 1-15
  • 9 the person who invited both of you might come
    and say to you, Give this man your place.' Then
    you will be humiliated as you go to take the
    least important place. 10 Instead, when you are
    invited, go and sit in the least important place
    so that when the one who invited you comes, he
    will say to you, Go on up to a better seat.'
    Then you will be honored in front of everyone
    sitting with you.

Luke 14 1-15
  • 11 Because everyone who exalts himself will be
    humbled, but everyone who humbles himself will be
    exalted." 12 Yeshua also said to the one who had
    invited him, "When you give a lunch or a dinner,
    don't invite your friends, brothers, relatives or
    rich neighbors for they may well invite you in
    return, and that will be your repayment.

Luke 14 1-15
  • 13 Instead, when you have a party, invite poor
    people, disfigured people, the crippled, the
    blind! 14 How blessed you will be that they have
    nothing with which to repay you! For you will be
    repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." 15
    On hearing this, one of the people at the table
    with Yeshua said to him, "How blessed are those
    who eat bread in the Kingdom of God!" END

Noten HaTorah
  • Baruch atah Adonay Eloheynu melech ha'olam, asher
    bachar banu mikol-ha'amim, venatan lanu
    et-torato.Baruch atah Adonay, noten hatorah.
  • Blessed are You, LORD our God, king of the
    universe, who chose us from all the peoples and
    gave to us His Torah. Blessed are You, LORD,
    giver of the Torah.

Video Cam Reminder
  • Turn on the video camera.

Todays Joke
  • In a nineteenth century Russian shtetl (Yiddish
    for a little town), two families negotiate with
    a prominent yeshiva to provide two students as
    husbands for their daughters. The two young men
    set out for the town. On the way, their wagon is
    attacked by robbers, and one of the men is

Todays Joke
  • When the survivor finally arrives in the town, a
    fight breaks out between the mothers of the two
    unmarried girls Each claims that the young man
    is the intended groom for her daughter. The man
    himself can shed no light on the matter, and the
    case is brought before the local rabbi.

Todays Joke
  • "Cut the boy in half," the rabbi finally rules,
    and let each girl be given half of his body".
    "Oh, no!" the first mother says. "Don't kill
    him. My daughter will give up her claim". "Go
    ahead, cut him in half" the second mother says.
    Its then the rabbi stands up and points to the
    second woman who said cut him in half and

Todays Joke
  • "That is the mother-in-law".

  • Origins are important.
  • G-ds appointed times are important.

  • Why didnt we then celebrate Passover together on
    the exact day?
  • We couldnt get the building for the exact day
    for us to celebrate it all together for one.

  • For two we still celebrated it at home on the
    exact day.
  • We didnt miss it.
  • Were still celebrating it today, its the Feast
    of Unleavened Bread.

  • We celebrate ALL the Biblical holidays together
    the Shabbat before if it doesnt actually fall on
    a Shabbat.

  • Whats the difference between celebrating
    Passover and Easter?
  • I dont see any matzah at Easter Service.

  • Its a commandment to eat matzah (unleavened
    bread) during Passover
  • Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread and on
    the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to
    the LORD thy God thou shalt do no work
    therein. Deut 168

  • I dont hear much about remembering the Exodus at
    all at Churches during Easter.
  • Yes, we do hear at Church about Jesus dieing and
    rising from the dead.

  • But we hear that all through the year too.
  • When are they going to talk about Passover?
  • Not even once a year?

  • We do talk here at our congregation about Yeshua
    dieing for our sins.
  • We sing a song and watch a video about Yeshua
    dying for our sins almost every week.
  • Remember that song?

  • At Passover however, we focus on the miracles
    Jesus did when He delivered the Children of
    Israel out of Egypt.
  • One here may wonder why Passover doesnt feel
    like Easter

  • Because its not supposed to feel like Easter.
  • Its not supposed to feel like communion either.
  • But Isnt it when Yeshua died and rose from the

  • Yep, and we remember that but NOT to the
    exclusion of what He did in for us in the Exodus.
  • At Passover when Yeshua was here on earth He gave
    us 2 commandments

  • To remember Him and love each other as He loves
  • How many more commandments did He give us
    concerning Passover in the Tanach (Old Testament)?

  1. To eat unleavened bread.
  2. Make a pilgrimage to the Temple (if we have one)
  3. Sacrifice in the Temple (if we have one)
  4. Deut 1612 Remember that you were slaves in
    Egypt, and follow carefully these decrees.

  • Do no work on the 7th day.
  • 5. Make it a feast
  • Ex 1214
  • 14And this day shall be unto you for a memorial
    and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD
    throughout your generations ye shall keep it a
    feast by an ordinance for ever.

  • The commandment to remember Him at Passover in
    the New Testament is no more important then the
    other Commandments He gave us concerning Passover
    in the Old Testament.

  • Why would His statement to remember Him on
    Passover be more important then His statements in
    the Old Testament.
  • They arent!

  • Yes, something WAS missing at our Passover
  • Easter was missing!
  • Communion was missing!
  • Gentileism was missing.
  • False warm fuzzy feelings were missing!

  • Messianics have warm fuzzy feelings but they are
    feelings that attract the spirit not the flesh.

  • What wasnt missing?
  • Yeshua wasnt missing!
  • G-ds Law wasnt missing!

  • The truth wasnt missing!
  • Were going to talk about Easter now and well
    find a whole lot of other things that were

  • Before we talk about it I just want to say a
    couple things.
  • This teaching may make you angry.

  • I havent taught here at this synagogue on this
    topic before.
  • Fortunately, I know that most of you already know
    most of this information and are in agreement
    with me concerning it.

  • But it may still be new to some of the others
    here today.
  • If youve heard it before, bless you for your
    patience while we help our other brothers and
    sisters who have yet to hear the truth on this

  • If you havent heard this information before, you
    dont have to come up afterward and tell me how
    Im wrong. (On this particular topic, Ive heard
    the refutes for over 30 years)

  • If you want to tell me Im wrong, send me an
    email or
  • Set up a time to come and talk to me in private.

  • You dont have to make a scene here by shaking
    your head back and forth and groaning or any
    other visible signs.

  • You dont have to go to others afterwards and try
    and find out if they disagreed too.
  • Leave them alone and let G-d deal with them.

  • Otherwise you may be interfering with what G-d is
    trying to show that individual and thus find
    yourself fighting against G-d.
  • Amen?

  • If I am indeed wrong, pray that
  • G-d will show me the truth.

The Feast Of Ishtar
  • Origin of Easter - Its Pagan RootsThe origin of
    Easter dates back to ancient times, not long
    after the Flood recorded in Genesis.

The Feast Of Ishtar
  • It all starts with Nimrod, the great grandson of
  • Nimrod turned from
  • G-d and became a tyrant.
  • Nimrod created Babel, Ninevah, Asshur, Calla and
    other cities, all known for lifestyles that
    promoted evil and perversion.

Noah Ham Cush Nimrod
The Feast Of Ishtar
  • Gen 10
  • 8And Cush begat Nimrod he began to be a mighty
    one in the earth.
  •  9He was a mighty hunter before the LORD
    wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty
    hunter before the LORD.
  •  10And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel,
    and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of
  •  11Out of that land went forth Asshur, and
    builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and
  •  12And Resen between Nineveh and Calah the same
    is a great city.

The Feast Of Ishtar
  • Though the English translation says Nimrod was a
    mighty hunter before the L-rd, I agree with Philo
    and the ancient Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakai who
    translate that as one in opposition to the

The Feast Of Ishtar
  • Nimrod probably wasnt even his name, but a title
    which means rebellious.
  • So instead of it being translated as Nimrod the
    mighty hunter before the L-RD it should be
    translated. Nimrod, one in opposition to the L-rd

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  • Josephus writes of him as well
  • "Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an
    affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson
    of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great
    strength of hand. He persuaded them not to
    ascribe it to God, as if it were through his
    means they were happy, but to believe that it was
    their own courage which procured that happiness.
    He also gradually changed the government into
    tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from
    the fear of God, but to bring them into a
    constant dependence on his power. He also said he
    would be revenged on God, if he should have a
    mind to drown the world again for that he would
    build a tower too high for the waters to reach.
    And that he would avenge himself on God for
    destroying their forefathers.

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  • Now the multitude were very ready to follow the
    determination of Nimrod, and to esteem it a piece
    of cowardice to submit to God and they built a
    tower, neither sparing any pains, nor being in
    any degree negligent about the work and, by
    reason of the multitude of hands employed in it,
    it grew very high, sooner than any one could
    expect but the thickness of it was so great, and
    it was so strongly built, that thereby its great
    height seemed, upon the view, to be less than it
    really was. It was built of burnt brick, cemented
    together with mortar, made of bitumen, that it
    might not be liable to admit water.

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  • When God saw that they acted so madly, he did not
    resolve to destroy them utterly, since they were
    not grown wiser by the destruction of the former
    sinners but he caused a tumult among them, by
    producing in them diverse languages, and causing
    that, through the multitude of those languages,
    they should not be able to understand one
    another. The place wherein they built the tower
    is now called Babylon, because of the confusion
    of that language which they readily understood
    before for the Hebrews mean by the word Babel,

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  • Personally, I dont buy the story that the tower
    of Babel was built in order to be able to get
    people out of reach of another deluge or that it
    was built to reach heaven.

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  • I dont think that Nimrod was stupid. He was only
    a few short genealogical generations from Noah so
    he knew the flood covered even the mountains

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  • Knowing that he wouldnt have built this tower in
    a valley. Gen 11
  • 2And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the
    east, that they found a plain in the land of
    Shinar and they dwelt (moved) there.
  •  3And they said one to another, Go to, let us
    make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they
    had brick for stone, and slime had they for

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  • It would make no sense to build a tower to avoid
    a flood or to reach heaven in a valley when they
    could build on the nearby hills and mountains.

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  • Anyway, when Nimrod died, his wife, Queen
    Semiramis, deified him as the Sun-god.

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  • Later he would become known as Baal.
  • They became associated with idolatry, demon
    worship, human sacrifice and other evil practices.

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  • After Nimrod died Semiramis had an illegitimate
    son, Tammuz.
  • Somehow, Semiramis convinced the people that
    Tammuz was actually Nimrod reborn.
  • After Nimrods death the people were looking for
    a new leader and savior.

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  • People had been looking for the promised Savior
    since the beginning of mankind. The first
    messianic promise is in Genesis 315 and it says
  • 15And I will put enmity between thee and the
    woman, and between thy seed and her seed it
    shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his

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  • So, these people were persuaded by Semiramis to
    believe that Tammuz was that Savior

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  • She also convinced them that he had been
    supernaturally conceived and born in a manger.
  • sound familiar? Satan knew long before how Yeshua
    would be born and he understood perfectly the
    concept of the kinsman redeemer

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  • Before long, in addition to worshipping Tammuz
    (or Nimrod reborn), the people also worshipped
    Semiramis herself as the goddess of fertility.
    Jeremiah condemned this (Jeremiah 717-18
    4416-19, 25-26).

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  • In other cultures, she has been called Ishtar,
    Venus, Ashtur, Astarte and here in America she is
    called Easter.
  • Her name Easter is derived from the ancient word

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  • The origin of Easter goes back to the springtime
    ritual instituted by Semiramis following the
    death of Tammuz, who, according to their
    religion, was killed by a wild boar.

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  • Tammuz was only 40 years old when he died so
    Semiramis instituted a 40 day fast.
  • May I introduce you to Lent!

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  • observing Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (well
    talk about that in a few minutes) and concludes
    on Easter Sunday.
  • Lent is observed by practices of self denial.
  • G-d spoke sternly against it in Ezekiel 8

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  • Ez 813, 18
  • 13He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and
    thou shalt see greater abominations that they do.
  •  14Then he brought me to the door of the gate of
    the LORD's house which was toward the north and,
    behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.
  • 18 Therefore will I also deal in fury mine eye
    shall not spare, neither will I have pity and
    though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice,
    yet will I not hear them.

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  • On Fridays during lent Catholics eat fish
  • Where did this pagan custom originate?
  • Friday, is the "Day of Venus." Venus (another
    name for Semiramis), was the goddess of sexual

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  • The fertility symbol associated with Venus by the
    Romans was the fish, because fish can produce
    more rapidly than any other creature. A single
    cod can spawn 9,000,000 eggs in a year!

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  • Eating fish on Friday was an act of adoration to
    Venus and her cohorts, and it celebrates by
    sympathetic magic the principles of fertility
    and reproduction.
  • Back to Tammuz

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  • The Pagans taught that through the power of his
    mother's tears, Tammuz was "resurrected (sound

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  • There are anti-Biblical scholars out there who
    say that the New Testament was derived from these
    pagan beliefs (virgin birth, born in a manger,
    resurrection of a god etc).

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  • They think that these references to other ancient
    beliefs which are older then the New Testament
    are proof that the New Testament stole these

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  • All it proves to me is that Satan was well aware
    of what needed to take place concerning the
    Messiah long before Yeshua actually fulfilled
  • Back to Ishtar.

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  • According to Scripture, it was in the city of
    Babel that the people created a tower in order to
    defy God. Up until that time, all the people on
    the earth spoke one language.

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  • The building of the tower led God, as recorded in
    Genesis 117, to confuse their tongues to keep
    them from being further unified in their false

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  • This caused the people to disperse around the
    ancient world.
  • As the people moved into other lands, many of
    them took their pagan practices and gods right
    along with them.

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  • Traditions such as the Easter Bunny and the
    Easter egg can also be traced back to the
    practices established by Semiramis.

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  • Because of their prolific nature, rabbits have
    long been associated with fertility and its
    goddess, Ishtar.

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  • Ancient Babylonians believed an egg fell into the
    Euphrates River from heaven from which Queen
    Astarte (as I mentioned earlier another name for
    Semiramis) was "hatched."

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  • Semiramis goes by other names as well
  • Aphrodite in Cyprus
  • Ashtoreth in Israel
  • (Astarte in Greece)
  • Demeter in Mycenae (My-see-nay)
  • Hathor in Egypt
  • Ishtar in Assyria
  • Kali, in India
  • Ostara in Scandinavia

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  • All the same god.
  • Wiccans and other modern-day Neopagans continue
    to celebrate the Spring (Easter) Equinox today.

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  • We need to understand that there are three types
    of appointed times.
  • G-ds appointed times, mans appointed times
  • And Satans appointed times.

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  • Easter is Satans appointed time.
  • Passover is G-ds appointed time.
  • We can dress Easter up and round it with a little
    Christianity but it is still Ishtar.

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  • If one wants to remember the death and
    resurrection of our Messiah then do it on the day
    that He commanded us to do it.

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  • The righteous do not compromise with Pagan
  • The word righteous in Hebrew is Tzadik.
  • Are you a Tzadik? A righteous person? Or

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  • Are you a compromiser with this world?
  • We can not have it both ways.
  • Oh I celebrate Easter but I think of the
    resurrection of Jesus when I do it.

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  • Follow that logic through
  • Oh I celebrate Halloween but I think of Jesus
    when I do it.
  • You may think thats different, but its not

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  • Its all compromise.
  • Another point is that Easter falls on a different
    date every year.
  • (Disclaimer dates, appointments not my specialty)

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  • If Easter was the authentic Resurrection day,
    Easter would always follow The Passover.

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  • In the years CE 2005, 2008, 2016, 2024, 2027,
    2035, 2043 and 2046, Easter occurs on a WILDLY
    EARLIER date than Passover.

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  • During any given century, an erratic, capricious
    Easter occurs a month before The Passover about
    20 of the time.

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  • If Easter really was the authentic Resurrection
    day, Easter would always follow The Passover.

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  • Well Brother, dates arent important havent you
    read Col 216?
  • Yes I have read it. It tells me not to allow
    Pagans to decide any dates concerning Holy Days.
  • 16Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in
    drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new
    moon, or of the sabbath days

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  • This passage was written to Jews telling them NOT
    to allow others (pagans) to judge them (the Jews)
    for following
  • Jesus appointed times.

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  • If you believe that Jesus was G-d, then you know
    He wouldnt contradict Himself.
  • Now back to ash Wednesday

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  • Putting ashes on your forehead for religious
    purposes is obviously pagan!
  • Ash Wednesday is a Roman Catholic holiday which
    begins their period of fasting called Lent. And

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  • it follows their day of condoned gluttony and
    revelry, called Mardi gras (Fat Tuesday).
  • These days follow Collop Monday (bacon and eggs
  • On Ash Wednesday, Catholics mark their foreheads
    with ashes.

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  • This practice comes from ancient Hinduism and is
    still practiced by Hindus to this day.
  • It represents the third eye, the Chakra.

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  • Well Brother thats Catholic, we Protestants got
    it right!
  • No we didnt.

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  • Sunrise services are Pagan.
  • G-d condemned them in a vision to Ezekiel in
    Ezekiel chapter 8

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  • EZ 8
  • 15Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O
    son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt
    see greater abominations than these.
  •  16And he brought me into the inner court of the
    LORD's house, and, behold, at the door of the
    temple of the LORD, between the porch and the
    altar, were about five and twenty men, with their
    backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their
    faces toward the east and they worshipped the
    sun toward the east.
  •  17Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O
    son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of
    Judah that they commit the abominations which
    they commit here?

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  • As I mentioned before Nimrod (AKA Baal) was the
    Sun god.
  • Semiramis instituted the Sunrise Service in his
    honor at the time of the Easter (Ishtar) equinox.
  • They would celebrate by facing the sun on Ishtar

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  • The Church Fathers adopted this Pagan ritual and
    called it Easter Sunrise Service.
  • Yeshua did NOT rise on Easter Morning, He had
    risen the night before.

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  • He rose the night before at the end of His
    prophesied three days and three nights.
  • When the women arrived at His tomb in the dark of
    the morning, He was already long gone.

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  • Why do I say in the dark of the night?
  • Matthew 28 1 In the end of the sabbath, as it
    began to dawn toward the first day of the week,
    came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the
  • The end of the Sabbath would be our Saturday
    night at sundown as that day began to dawn (dawn
    in Greek and hebrew means beginning!), NOT that
    the sun began to dawn, but that day (that being
    Saturday night by our reckoning which shows that
    He had already risen before the Pagan Sunday
    Sunrise service had started.

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  • If you want to keep Pagan holidays, be my guest.
  • Its your choice to be a part of the 25 in the
    L-rds temple in Ezekiels vision of the Last

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  • But as for me and my house, we will serve the
  • Shabbat Shalom.
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