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Did you Know the Bible Says...?
by Your servant, Dan Baxley

Consider the following Points:

#1 -- Did you know Moses was an Israelite? Sure you did, of course.  Even though the name, Moses, is an Egyptian name and this name is found among some of the Egyptian Pharaohs.  Names like, Thutmoses, which means, "the god is born" -- moses, would be, "is born", and Thut, "the god" -- remember, the Pharaohs were thought to be gods.  The Hebrew name for Moses, is Moshe, meaning "to draw out" -- in relation to his being drawn out or rescued from the water.  This would be a close match, but as you will read, it is the Pharaoh's daughter who named him and it is for this reason that we have to consider that the most famous Israeli Prophet, other than YaHshua, would be named a name, not Hebrew or Jewish, but Egyptian.

Just another observation, if you have not noticed -- how often the Egyptian name RAH is found among other Hebrew names -- Abraham -- AB RAH Ham.  And how about the Book of Laws, or, TORAH -- To RaH.  The word, Ra, or RaH in the original Egyptian   

Some might say this supports changing our Savior's Name from His Jewish or Hebrew Birth Name to a Gentile or pagan name.  That faulty thinking is, of course, way off the mark.  Moses was named Moses from birth, and a name that excited and is found among the Egyptian royalty -- Moses' name was never changed.  From what would his name be changed to?  Moses or Moshe are so similar and look at all of the translations, Moses' name is not changed.  On the other hand, the name JESUS is not a birth name, but a name that came into being only 400 years ago, that is, in the English language.  If, however, a person wants to insist it is a name that dates back to the first century, well then, the name JESUS can be connected to the pagan god Zeus, as that is how this false name, JESUS, would have been pronounced then and is, in some places of the world, to this day.  Much of the world pronounces JESUS as Heyzeus -- which is to say, The Zues.   Expanding your understanding, hear it for yourself -- go to this link to hear how much of the world has been pronouncing this name for centuries -- How to say the name of Christian god, JESUS CHRIST

Totally different, historical this change began with the Greek and then the Latin, then progressing down to the English translators, taking this broken and replaced name from the Latin as opposed to from the Hebrew and with a couple of letter changes the English pronunciation becomes, Geezus.  account for how the Messiah of the Christian/Hebrew Bible came to be changed, not just mispronounced, but CHANGED.  Mose' name was not changed.

(Exo 2:10)  The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, and said, "Because I drew him out of the water."  (Born from the water, perhaps?)

Point #2 -- Did you know the Ten Commandments were written by YaHWeH and given to Israel? Sure you did, and not only that, but the LAW too -- just in case you did not know, LAW is only the First Five Books of the Hebrew Old Testament, called The TORAH.  Moses had to rewrite and make copies but the words came from their originator, YaHWeH.  Today, we have copies and copies of copies.  The miracle is that when ancient writings, even from a lost language, are discovered it is seen that the copies we have to day are near, exact copies of what was copied or preserved some 3,000 years ago.  No other writing or writings have surviced with so many stony witnesses as the Hebrew Bible record and the very same thing holds true for the copies we call, the New Testament, or covenant, inspired writings.  

(Exo 24:12)  YaHWeH said to Moses, "Come up to Me on the mountain, and stay here, and I will give you the tables of stone with the law and the commands that I have written, that you may teach them."

(Exo 31:18)  He gave to Moses, when He finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony, stone tablets, written with God's finger.

Point #3 -- Did you know the Messiah is Jewish?  Born out of the Tribe of Judah?  Of course, you say.  So, why did the Gentile churches persecute the Jews, even to this very day?  Of course, the biblical record shows that the first tormentors of the Church, that is the First Ecclesia (Congregation), or called out ones, were Jews.  Jewish people persecuting brothers and sisters for their confession in YaHshua as the prophesied Messiah to come, the one the Jewish majority allow to be hung on a tree.  Well, I guess I mentioned why, right?  Those who cam later, those of the Gentile believers looked on the Jew or Jewish people as the killers of their Messiah.  Irony of Irony, a people called to peace, seeking to punish a people the God of the Bible called to Himself, and it did not and has not stopped there either.  One has to question if those first Gentile works that grew into huge, world powers were, or are, Bible Christians at all.  Many of the holidays celebrated by those professing to be Christians or followers of the Messiah of the Bible, find their origins in paganism, and not instituted or written by YaHWeH but by men and supported by both men and women, even to seeking ruler-ship over the governments of the world.  You cannot be called to peace, to the King of Peace and make war, in all of its various forms and claim to be followers of the King of Peace.  One is of destruction and the other is to Life -- you cannot serve both, but many seem to be doing just that, just as the historical record, recent and ancient demonstrates.

(Heb 12:14-16)  Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord, looking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of the FATHER; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it; lest there be any sexually immoral person, or profane person, like Esau, who sold his birthright for one meal.

(Act 10:36)  The word which he sent to the children of Israel, preaching good news of peace by YaHshua the messiah-he is Lord of all-

(1Co 1:3)  Grace to you and peace from God our FATHER and the Lord YaHshua the messiah.

(1Co 7:15)  Yet if the unbeliever departs, let there be separation. The brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but the FATHER has called us in peace.

(Rom 16:20)  And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord YaHshua the Anointed be with you. Amen.

(1Co 14:33)  For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

(2Co 13:11)  Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

Point #4 -- Did you know "Jesus" is not His Name?  What did you say?  NO!  The truth is that at His birth He was given a name, delivered by a Messanger (Angel) from Heaven, from His Heavenly Father.  The Angel Gabriel delivered that message to both Mary and Joseph, and so they did as instructed and gave our Savior the Name He was Named by His Father -- YaHshua -- and that is the only Name "found among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).  Think about it -- the false name, Jesus, never existed until around 400 years ago.  So, what was He called before that?  Iesvs, for one and some other pronunciations that sound like, Isis, not to menteion, Iezeus -- the Zeus.  The Jews were hated by many in the rise of Gentile churches, and the last thing they wanted was a Jewish savior.  Gentile converts were prone to making gods of gods their own by renaming them or associating any new and popular god or gods with favored deities of old.  

Point #5 -- Did you know 80% of Americans claim to believe in a God leaving only 20% secular? The USA is the Biblical holdout in the world today -- standing on the divide between total disbelief and utter paganism.  Yes, India is more spiritual than the USA, perhaps, but the point I am wanting to make here, is that the USA is more religious than many think or the news media care to admit, and I want to use this compared to the next ----

Point #6 -- Did you know 90% of Modern Israel is secular, leaving only 10% that actually believe in a God governing man, in a spiritual world? (This is according to the Jerusalem Post) Israel relies on its friends (supposed friends) to save it, having abandoned their Creator, they trust in other nations and the strength of their own hands to save them.  Why else would they have turned the Temple Mount over to the heathen Arabs?  Still, it is more than this too -- many Jews are not religious at all.  A good third or more, of the Jewish population are migrants from Russia and are ideologically communist.  The original organization of the first settler return to the land were more socialist than Bible believing followers of YaHWeH.  The Jerusalem Post reported, maybe 10 years ago, that 90 percent of Israeli population are sectarian and only 10 percent claiming to be religious.  Of course, these percentages may have changed.  Not forgetting that 2 years ago (this being 2022) a Gay, or Queer celebration for being queer (homosexual) parading through the streets of Jerusalem.  The warning stands, rely on YaHWeH as God and King or others --

(1Sa 8:7)  YaHWeH said to Samuel, Listen to the voice of the people in all that they tell you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not be king over them.

(Deu 7:2) ...and when YaHWeH your God shall deliver them up before you (enemies), and you shall strike them; then you shall utterly destroy them: you shall make no covenant with them, nor show mercy to them;

Exo 23:32-33  Never make a treaty with them (other nations) and their gods.  Never let them live in your land, or they will make you sin against me and trap you into serving their gods."

Jos 9:18:21 -- ...having swore to YaHWeH in a treaty with a people they were bound not to destroy them -- they are bound by an oath which in effect breaks a command from YaHWeH.  (This account demonstrates the importance the God of Israel places on Treaties or Covenants and in this case, how it led to the breaking of Commands within the Covenant previously made with YaHWeH)

Point #7 -- Did you know the Messiah was NOT born on 12/25/0000 AD? This birthday month and day, appears to belong to the Babylonian god, Tamuz. Our Savior was not born into the darkness of winter but at a time when the the Trumpets would sound, announcing the arrival of the King, and bringing in the celebration of the Harvest, entering into the Feast of Tabernacles -- not at a time of darkness and no growth, like the cold night of winter.  Apparently there are many gods with this birthday in the month of December. Here is a list of a few to whom this birthday time is attributed --
Attis of Greece c1200 BC
Krishna of India c900 BC
Dionysus of Greece c500 BC
Mithra of Persia c1200 BC
Horus of Egypt c3000 BC
Jesus of Nazareth c1 AD

It would seem that someone is trying hard to weave a December birthday into society as the acceptable time for a Savior god whom all the world would adore before the coming of the One True Savior. It seems to me our Savior told His followers that if they (the world) hated Him they will hate them as well, and it seems that is what has happened. All of the Apostles were killed before their time except for John. Millions of followers of YaHshua have been murdered for believing in Him, the one Savior not born in December.

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Point #8 -- Did you know the Messiah had nothing to do with Easter? Our Savior observed Passover, and became our Passover.  Easter, a name that seems to be associated with other similar names, names like, Ishtar Ashtar -- the Goddess Ashroah, a fertility goddess, the goddess of egg and bunnies, all used as signs and symbols for fertility.  This religious, holiday name, has been hijacked by the Christians and integrated into their pagan customs -- Easter.  This is a favored holiday custom among Christians, and pagans alike.  These pagan fertility symbols are used to continue a popular pagan practice of worshipping the Sun -- easily transferred to the Son.  Sunrise services, to honor the resurrection of the sun, at the popular Sunrise services of most Christian churches.  This teaching comes from the parents, not just the church authorities, but taught to little children, by their parents, as a time to celebrate the Easter Bunny and hunt for fertility eggs, all as a fun time, having absolutely nothing to do with our Savior.  

Easter was originally one of the most popular of pagans festivals -- and apparently, it still is.  Sun worshippers would go out early in the morning and pay homage to the rising of the Sun (and still do), in honor of the Sun god and Father of Tammuz -- sunrise services, anyone?  While our Lord would not have had anything to do with worship of a rising Sun, or any kind of Easter (Astarte, goddess of fertility) celebration about sex and fertility, the Israelis of old did, something they picked up from the Babylonians.  Israel, then, and Christians, now.

(Eze 8:15-16)  He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? You will see things that are even more detestable than this."
He then brought me into the inner court of the house of the YHWH, and there at the entrance to the temple, between the portico and the altar, were about twenty-five men. With their backs toward the temple of the YHWH and their faces toward the east, they were bowing down to the sun in the east. NIV  (Easter morning sunrise services?)

(Jer 7:18)  The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the Queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

(Note: The Roman Catholic Catechism actually refers to Mary as the Queen of Heaven -- how Ironic -- page 274 @ 966 & 969 where Mary , also called the Blessed Virgin holds a saving office with the ability to bring, or give believers the gift of eternal life.  This Queen of Heaven, like the Catholic mother Mary is credited with granting Salvation, a Savior in her own right and that, is so false, I do not know what to say, other than this is an outright lie, one of many, supported by the Roman Catholic Catechism.  Easter and Christmas customs have been embraced by the Protestant Christian community, accepting the Catholic doctrine, without question.  The gift of eternal life, can only come by and though our Savior YaHshua)

Point #9 -- Did you know the Messiah was crucified on Wednesday, not Friday?  He was to be cut of in the midst of the week.(Mat 12:30-40 -- the only proof our Savior provided what the comparison of Jonah -- no one questions Jonah's stay in the belly of the great fish -- 3 days and 3 nights -- now, count backward from the time the Tomb was found empty -- He could have not been crucified on a Friday -- but most Christians accept the teachings of the Mother Church of Rome, making our Savior out to be a liar -- so, who is the lair here, really?)

Point #10 -- Did you know the 144,000 of Revelation is not the Church? They are Israelis and will walk with the Messiah -- where ever He goes they will go. (Rev 7:1, Rev 14:1, plainly state who these people are)
I’m sure most of you do know these things and much more. It is not a test but an observation having to do with the Christian Church in general. Did you know most in the Christian religion do not know any of these things? As a matter of fact they don’t care to know and if any do they choose to ignore these points as unimportant, after all, it’s what's in your heart that counts, and why rock the boat?

Point #11 -- Did you know there is only one Name under heaven by which you can be saved? Acts 4:12 is a good place to start in proving this -- read it and also --.

Point #12 -- Did you know His Name is not Jesus? [This Point, this FACT, cannot be state enough] This name never existed until around 400 years ago. When the 1611 AD KJV bible was originally produced the translators presented the name as, IESVS, then revised in later versions as, IESUS, and then in a later revision to, JESUS. None of these representations are equivalents of His true birth Name, JOSHUA, the name the KJV translators used for the Old Testament Book, JOSHUA, also the name of the son of Nun, Mose' right hand man, also the individual leading the Children of God YaHWeH into the Promised Land.   The name JOSHUA is a near "equivalent", unlike the false name, JESUS, and is found in the same translation but not used. Why? The true equivalent today is, YaHshua.  [This is worth repeating -- see Point #4]

Point #13 -- Did you know the Christian world is preaching "another Messiah"? Our Savior told us, warned us -- "...another would come in his own name and him you would listen to", guess He was right.

John 5:43  I am come in my Father's Name, and you receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

That's right, the Christian communities, around the world, are worshiping "another", as opposed to the True Messiah, preached and taught by His 12 Apostles.  Yes, still 12 Apostles.  Yudas, the betrayer, hung himself, bring the number of Aposltes to 11 (Acts 1:13), but later (Peter spoke according to the words revealed to them by YaHshua, as, in the flesh, a son in the line of King David --Luke 24:27 & 45, 2 Pet 1:21)

Point #14 -- Did you know Peter’s name is not Peter (Petros, a Latin name, meaning a piece of rock -- or small stones)?   His name was Simon, then YaHshua said he would be called, Cephas (Cephas, means stone).  It was later, after YaHshua called him Petros, and later the translators turned this into Peter, still means a piece of rock, or as some say, a pebble.

(John 1:42) And he brought him to YaHshua. And when YaHshua beheld him, he said, You are Simon the son of Jona: you shall be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.  
Note: Cephas, means a "small" stone, not a Rock -- like a chip off the old block, ha, ha, get it?  YaHshua is the ROCK or Great Stone of Israel, who has become our Rock, our solid foundation Stone.  This renaming of Simon, son of Yonas, is not the Pope or any other man, this name change was given to SIMON, the son of Yonas, not as a perpetual office but as an indicator or flag or marking as to what Simon, son of Yonas was in for -- if they, the enemy, would hang YaHshua, our Savior on a stake, then the one named with a similar commission most likely would suffer the same fate.  In order to usurp the power of the Messiah and the Holy Spirit of the Word, a certain Christian group hijacked various names and terms and perverted them for their own use.  Even though it is unlikely that Simon, son of Yonas, ever stay for any period of time in Rome, the Catholic Church claims otherwise, even though, Paul, that would be Saul, spent years in Rome, under house arrest.  House arrest meant that he was allowed visitors and it is a matter of record that both Jew and Gentiles visited Saul and he taught them all about the way to Salvation -- Acts 28:11-31.  It is interesting

(Mark 3:16) And Simon He surname Peter;

That last verse from Mark translated as Peter, the Latin/English replacement name for his proper name, Cephas.  An interesting point is that the name Peter is very close to Pater, which means Father in Latin.  So, who changed his Name?  Perhaps those who want to call him Father or make a connection between Cephas with the Vatican's Pope, or Father, which is the meaning, also, for the title of Pope -- Father.  What does the New Covenant Messiah say about this kind of thing?

(Mat 23:9)  Call no man on the earth your father, for one is your FATHER, he who is in Heaven.

Point #15 -- Did you know Paul’s name is not Paul? His real name is, Saul.  When it comes to the Apostles it is not so important, other than to demonstrate how names have been abused.  How different cultures have taken other customs and gods and integrated them into their own customs and pagan beliefs, making the new enlightenment their own.  For example the Romans did not want to be associated with the Jews, and yet, YaHshua was a Jewish Messiah.  The solution? Change a few names to accommodate how we want to see thing and integrate this new teaching into their own pagan society of festivals, times and dates.  Rename some of the favorite gods from the past and rename some of the Jewish heroes and even the Jewish Messiah and you have it.  Of course, the first sermon preached, coming from Simon son of Yonas, the one who came to be known as Peter, told us that there is only one name -- only ONE NAME by which we MUST be saved.  

(Act 4:11)  He (YaHshua) is 'the stone which was regarded as worthless by you, the builders, which has become the head of the corner.'
(Act 4:12)  There is salvation in none other, for neither is there any other Name under heaven, that is given among men, by which we must be saved!"

The very first Sermon.  Remember, the Name that most men and women, seeking repentance, call on today never existed then.  So, what Name, the Only One Name, that Cephas could have been referring to?  Our Savior's birth Name, of course -- YaHshua.  In the Old English this name was transliterated as Joshua.  Joshua, a name that was present in that day and still with us to this very day.  If we remember that in the Old English, JOSHUA was pronounced as YaHshua, or even Yoshua.  Even to this day, the English J letter is pronounced as in the past, as the Y letter in some parts of the world.  All the same, JOSHUA, the English/Jewish name for our Savior is nowhere near the false name, JESUS, originally, IESVS, from the Latin, not the English and not from the Hebrew.  If your name matters, certainly His would matter all the more, don't you think?

We are not saved by any of them, not under or by any of the names, or persons -- our salvation rest in YaHshua only, He is the only way and the only Name found under Heaven by which we MUST be saved.  Everyone will eventually have to confess YaHshua as Messiah and Savior and no one else, and by no other name.  

Point #16 -- Did you know the author of the Book of Revelation was not John? Some recognize the Apostle John as the author of the book of Revelation, and other manage to see it is not John that is the author, but YaHshua, but the truth is, this Book is from our Heavenly Father.  John is the one taking dictation, as it were, and recording what is being revealed to him by an angelic messenger that is representing YaHshua and the revealing of these things is from our Heavenly Father as given to YaHshua.  The Father, then to YaHshua, the son, then an angelic messenger to John.

(Rev 1:1-2)  This is the Revelation of YaHshua the messiah, which the FATHER gave Him to show to His servants the things which must happen soon, which He sent and made known by His angel to his servant, John, who testified to the FATHER's word, and of the testimony of YaHshua the messiah, about everything that He saw.

It is the Revelation of YaHshua, which the Father gave to Him and from Him, being YaHshua, to His Angel servant and then to the Apostle John (Yohn), by whom the Testimony of YaHshua The Anointed would be preached -- testifying to and all powerful control our Savior and our Heavenly Father actually have over mankind and this world.  Words from our Heavenly Father, to YaHshua, then to YaHshua's Angel (personal Messenger, a servant), then to John, also a servant.  At one point, John made the mistake of thinking the Angel (Messenger) of YaHshua, was more than he was, but was soon corrected.

(Rev 22:8-9)  Now I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. When I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who had shown me these things. He said to me, "See you don't do it! I am a fellow bondservant with you and with your brothers, the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship the FATHER."

Point #17 -- Did you know the Creator of all things revealed in the Old Testament is really YaHshua, who was then known as YaHWeH?

(John 1:1-3) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
(John 1:14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Col 1:15-18 Who is the image of the invisible God (the Father), the firstborn of every creature:  For by him (YaHshua) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he (YaHshua) is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

A message from the Apostle Paul (Saul), would say it all.  A message to his Hebrew brethern --

(Heb 1:1-2)  The FATHER, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.
(Heb 1:3-4)  His Son is the radiance of His Glory, the very image of His substance, and upholding all things by the word of His Power, when He had by Himself made purification for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on High; having become so much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent Name than they have.

Through whom He, the Father, Made the Worlds.  YaHshua is the Creator of all things, by the Power and Glory to and of the Father.  How many know this?  Did you?  Well, you do now.  

Point #18 -- Did you know The Rapture Doctrine is a false doctrine offering a false hope in a false Christ -- the "other Christ"? The true Anointed One, is not coming back in a secret coming to whisk away Christians to Heaven.  First of all, only those from Heaven can go there, or return there, and so far the only human to do so is YaHshua -- because He is from there.  Contrary to what others try to teach, if you are not from that place called Heaven, then you cannot go there, period.  

Our Savior told us the truth and he does not lie.   He said, a one point, that He came from Heaven and He was going to return there but would then come again, not quietly, as some teach, but unexpectedly, suddenly, as in when least expected.  

(John 3:13)  No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended out of heaven, the Son of Man, who is in heaven.

It is plain, it is not hidden but men blinded by pagan beliefs and teachings are corrupted in their thinking and as misery love company, so they teach their desire to not suffer or have to suffer as witnesses during the coming Tribulation or Time of Trouble coming to this planet we call Earth.   Looking at the turmoil on the earth in these modern times, many shout that this it is, this is the great falling and our Savior can come at any time.  But wait, if you read and believe the Word delivered by YaHshua and by His disciples, as handed down by our Heavenly Father, this time or turmoil is nothing, nothing at all compare to what is to come.  The Anger of our God in Heaven, is much more than men and women scrabbling with each other.  What is coming is something that will actually cause the earth to move out of its orbit, to literally shake and shudder with devastating consequences for man and beast.  Some will fall away as scoffers -- Jude 1:18.  Others will hide, seeking an early death and still others will look up.  The announcement and the coming of our Lord will not be in silence and will be necessary to save us and to save the world.

This is not going to be something done in secret and it is not silent or covered knowledge, no, it is there in your own Bible.

(1Co 15:52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Point #19 -- Did you know our Savior had flesh and blood brothers and sisters? They would be half brothers and sister, of course, but brothers and sister, nonetheless.  According to some religions, His mother, Mariam, could not have had other children.  It is called the doctrine of the Immaculate conception -- this doctrine teaches that Mary was sinless, born without sin.  This Roman religion encompasses the world, joining in the worship of Mary.  The Roman Catholic religion, and some others, have elevated the Mary of the Christian bible to goddess status.  Of course, if Mary had other children, this would mean that she may not be so immaculate -- not so sinless.

(Mat 13:56) And His sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then has this man all these things?
(Mar 6:3) Is not this the carpenter (craftsman), the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. (and Matt 13:55)
(John 7:2-4) But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, YaHshua's brothers said to him, "You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world."

Point #20 -- Did you know James, one of the brothers of our Savior YaHshua, became the leader of the Church -- with more authority than Peter (Cephas)?  

(Act 15:13) When they finished, James spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me.
(Act 15:19) It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.  

Apparently, James became the leader of the Jerusalem congregation.  This would be a natural turn of events.  While James had been a critic of YaHshua, his brother, he evidently became a convert and as such, other believer would naturally look to him as a natural leader, as one to follow in the footsteps of his famous brother, YaHshua. How ever it came about, James, the family brother (half-brother) of YaHshua, became a leader and helped to make an important decision about the Law of circumcision.  

Point #21 -- Did you know Paul was the Apostle to the Gentiles and not Peter?

(Act 9:15-16)  But the Lord said to him, "Go your way, for he (Paul) is my chosen vessel to bear My Name before the nations (Gentiles) and kings, and the children of Israel. For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My Name's sake."

(Act 22:21) Then the Lord said to me (Paul), 'Go; I will send you (Paul = Saul) far away to the Gentiles.'

Rom 15:16 That I (Paul) should be the minister of YaHshua the Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

(1Ti 2:5-7)  For there is one the FATHER, and one mediator between the FATHER and men, the man the messiah YaHshua, who gave himself as a ransom for all; the testimony in its own times; to which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle  (I am telling the truth in the messiah, not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Gal 2:9  And when James, Cephas (Peter), and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me (Paul), they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen (Gentiles), and they unto the circumcision.

Notice, it is Peter and other pillars in the first congregation that agreed that it should be Paul and Barnabas that should go to the gentiles while they, James, Peter and John, should go to the people of Israel, the Jews.

Point #22 -- Did you know YaHshua came to reveal the Father, to make known someone whom the world did not recognize?  It is true.  YaHshua came as the pathway to salvation and with the mission of making the Father known, the real Power behind everything.  YaHshua says that no one has ever seen the One called His Father -- no one.

(Mat 11:27) All things have been committed to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
Did you know no one knew the Father until YaHshua, no one has ever seen God the Father but YaHshua.

(John 1:18) No one has ever seen God (the Father), but God (YaHshua) the One and Only (Savior), who is at the Father's side, has made him (the Father) known.

(John 6:46) No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God (the Father); only He has seen the Father.

This being the truth, then, who is the God that communicated with the children of Israel?  Who, communed with Moses and with Abraham?  If not the One who YaHshua called Father, then who?  YaHWeH, then, could not have been the One YaHshua spoke of.   Men spoke to YaHWeH and to His Angel.  YaHWeH spoke to all Israel from the Mountain of Law, out in the Median plains, the desert of sin, where He spoke to them directly and would eventually be present with the leadership of each tribe, in His Glory.  Either YaHshua is mistaken, or YaHWeH is not the Father whom YaHshua is revealing.  The Father, the real Power behind everything, is seen, briefly, as the Ancient if day, in the Book of Daniel.  It is to the Ancient of Days that the one who would become the Son and Savior, would also be the One presented to the Ancient of days -- this "son of man" YaHshua, in a prophecy that would come to its fulfillment, in what we call the New Testament, the "son of man"  then being identified as YaHshua.  Seeing how it is YaHshua who created everything, by and for the Power of this One we call our Heavenly Father, we can safely say, then, that YaHshua, in a previous Glory was and is YaHWeH.  All of this is realted to, Point #17.

Point #23 -- Did you know our Savior said He would personally reveal the Father to those called, to the ecclesia?

(Mat 11:27)  All things have been delivered to Me by My FATHER. No one knows the Son, except the FATHER; neither does anyone know the FATHER, except the Son, and he to whom the Son desires to reveal Him.

(Heb 2:12) He says, "I will declare Your Name to My brothers (and sisters); in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises."  (HalleluYaH, is to sing out, Paise You YaH)

Point #24 -- Did you know the bride of the Messiah is not of this earth?  Some, most, teach that the Bride is the Church, but the Church is on this Earth, right?  My Bible says that the Bride of the Christ is coming down from Heaven.  Related to Point #18.

(Rev 21:2) And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband.

(Gal 4:26) But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

(Heb 12:22) But you are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

We find the description of this Bride, the New Jerusalem, a City of the Living God, coming down from Heaven with a foundation built upon the 12 Apostles and with 12 gates, three on each wall, bearing the names of the 12 Tribes of Israel.  (According to Rev 21:12-14 there is no mention of any Gentiles in this Bride of Christ, this Bride coming down from Heaven above.   The Heavenly City is a City being prepared, being adorned, made ready to unite, marry, with our Savior YaHshua, on this earth.  This Heavenly City is built on a spiritual foundation, not built on a literal Israel, as the Hebrew Roots People believe, but it is built upon the foundation of the Apostles with YaHshua as the Corner Stone.  The Corner Stone, wed to the this Heavenly Jerusalem, making it complete, is to occupy a 1,500 mile land mass with the Mount of Olives and Mount Zion being the epicenter on this physical world.  On top of this foundation, we find the wall with the gates named after each of the tribes of Israel, something new, something different, a New Jerusalem, or, YaHsholom, the true City of YaH's Peace.

Point #25 -- Did you know the majority of the servants of YaHshua will be guest at the wedding of the Lamb to the Bride?

(Rev 19:7-9) Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he said unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said unto me, These are the true sayings of God. (Called to the marriage supper -- this would be after the wedding -- as guests -- who can fully understand the Bride?  How can the Church be the Bride if they are the Guests?  )

(Rev 22:17) And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Point #26 -- Did you know Heaven is coming to this earth? We are not going there, it is coming here?  

Pagan religions talk about going to a paradise in the nether regions of Space or becoming part of some floating intelligence soup.  The Reality is, however, that the coming New Earth and New Heaven, with no more sin is coming to this Earth, with the Earth being recreated along with the current Heaven being recreated as well.  There is a great change coming.

(Rev 21:1) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
(Rev 22:3-5) And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God (the Father) and of the Lamb (YaHshua) shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.  And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

Point #27 -- Did you know the end of the world is not the end of the world?  

There is a dynamic change coming but not for another thousand years or more, depending on where we, all of the people on this earth, are at on the scale of morality. There is a Judgment coming and then, a New Heaven and New Earth, as mentioned in Point #26.  But first, we must enter the 1,000 years of correction and restoration.  The sin of mankind will throw this world into an upheaval of rebellion, not with the people so much as the physical Earth itself.  The physical Earth is a leading character in the plan of salvation.  The earth is holding all of the dead, the land the the seas and the oceans will, one day, give up the dead, all raised back to life, as the Earth vomits up the dead to be judged.  Before this, however, at the return of our Savior, a certain number of people called to profess and confess and bare the true Testimony of our Savior YaHshua, will be raise to rule as kings with YaHshua for a Thousand Years.  It will be during this millennial rule, before the end time Judgment, that YaHshua will rule and war will be banned.  

Mat 24:31  And he shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (The Resurrection of the Servants and Saints of YaHshua -- nothing silent or secret about this)

Rev 7:2-3  And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

(Rev 11:18)  The nations were angry; and Your Wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence Your Name, both small and great-- and for destroying those who destroy the earth."  (Judging the Dead -- rewarding the servants and the prophets and the saints -- destroy those who destroy the Earth.  This destroying of the earth is all about sin.  It is the continuing sin and rejection of our Creator that ultimately leads to the harming and even the destruction of the Earth itself.)

Point #28 -- Did you Know that everyone who has lived will be resurrected back to life -- that is, everyone who has ever lived?

(Rev 20:4)  I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of YaHshua, and for the word of the FATHER, and such as didn't worship the beast nor his image, and didn't receive the mark on their forehead and on their hand. They lived, and reigned with the messiah for a thousand years.
(Rev 20:5)  The rest of the dead didn't live until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
(Rev 20:6)  Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first Resurrection. Over these, the second death has no power, but they will be priests of the FATHER and of the messiah, and will reign with him one thousand years. (A second death, means that there was a first death, the second death comes after a resurrection of the dead to be judged -- some will go on to live others will not)

Rev 20:15  And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he (or she) was thrown into the lake of fire. (Anyone who think or says that names do not matter should read this verse)

Isa 26:19  Your (Israel's) dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Isa 26:21  See, the LORD is coming out of His dwelling to punish the people of the Earth for their sins. The Earth will disclose the blood shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer.

(John 5:27)  He also gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is a son of man (YaHshua, the Anointed).
(John 5:28-29)  Don't marvel at this, for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs (graves) will hear His voice, and will come out; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.

That First Resurrection from the Dead will take place at His return, at the sounding of the Trumpet --

(Mat 24:30) ...and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky. Then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.
(Mat 24:31)  He will send out His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

The whole house of Israel gets a redo -- like it or not, all the people of Israel has a very special place in the Heart of their Creator, their Husband, their God:

Eze 37:11  Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
Eze 37:12  Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord YaHWeH; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

This may or may not be new information to you, regardless, know this -- the oldest Book in the Bible, Job, about a Man and His encounter with good and evil, and in His day, so long ago, maybe 4,000 or more years ago, he understood that he would live again, that he would see his redeemer.  This is not new information, as Job testifies.

(Job 19:25) I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.
(Job 19:26) And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God;
(Job 19:27) I myself will see him with my own eyes--I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!

Point #29 -- Did you know that there is only one way to eternal life, only one door you must enter, only One Name by which you must be saved?

(John 10:9) I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

(Rev 3:20)  Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.

(Act 4:12) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.  

(Rom 10:9) That if you shalt confess with your mouth the Lord YaHshua, and shall believe in your heart that God (the Father) has raised Him (YaHshua) from the dead, you shall be saved.

(Rom 14:11) For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

(Php 2:9-11)  Therefore the FATHER also highly exalted him, and gave to Him the Name which is above every name; that at the name of YaHshua every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on earth, and those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that YaHshua the Anointed is Lord, to the glory of God the FATHER.

YaHshua says --
(John 14:6)  YaHshua said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the FATHER, except through Me.
And a Command to a people claiming that their origin is by and through a certain God --
(Exo 23:13)  And be watchful in all that I have said to you. And you shall not call upon another Elohim (God) by name†; it shall not be heard from your mouth.

Point #30 -- Did you know there is only one way to enter the Kingdom? YaHshua is the door and there is no other, and it is only through this door, YaHshua, that you can come to the Father!  This is so important that what may appear as redundant, it is necessary -- and while Point #29 and #30 are similar, they are complimentary and revealing.  You cannot know the Father unless YaHshua reveals Him to you.  To know the Father, is to know the Son.  You cannot have the One without the other

(John 10:9) I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
(John 5:24)Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears My Word, and believes on Him that sent Me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
(Mat 11:27)All things are delivered unto Me of My Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him.

Point #31 -- Did you know YaHshua is the only way, the only Door through which all must come to enter Life? Not maybe -- must!

(Act 4:12) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Point #32 -- Did you know that in the days of Noah only 8 people escaped the worldwide flood?

Of course, everyone knows that, right?  Or do most just see this account about salvation, just see it as a story told to children?  It is not just a tale, it is a true story, a true account about a world not so different from our own, a the human level.  Watch the news from around the world and you see a picture of people, no matter the race, just people, all of the same flesh and blood, and you will see the image of those who lived before the Great Flood.  

People before the Great Flood, before the flood waters covered the whole surface, were marrying and giving in marriage, buying and selling, just like today -- think about it -- going about business as usual.  Our Lord and Savior YaHshua said the time would become like the "Days of Noah" -- keep thinking -- only 8 people out of a population of, millions (?).  The days of Noah did not end with the Flood.  This, of course, proves that mankind has not changed at all.  Listen to what Peter has to say and realize that Peter is drawing on personal experience, experiences and knowledge in and of his day and time.  This becomes a warning for every age, especially for those in those days as, similar to, the days of Noah.

(2Pe 2:4)  For if the FATHER didn't spare angels when they sinned, but cast them down to Tartarus (Revelation 12:9), and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;
(2Pe 2:5)  and didn't spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah with seven others, a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood on the world of the unGodly;

(2Pe 2:6)  and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, having made them an example to those who would live unGodly;
(2Pe 2:7)  and delivered righteous Lot, who was very distressed by the lustful life of the wicked
(2Pe 2:8)  (for that righteous man dwelling among them, was tormented in his righteous soul from day to day with seeing and hearing lawless deeds):
(2Pe 2:9)  the Lord knows how to deliver the Godly out of temptation and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment;
(2Pe 2:10)  but chiefly those who walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement, and despise authority. Daring (no sense of righteous fear), self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries;
(2Pe 2:11)  whereas angels, though greater in might and power, don't bring a railing judgment against them before the Lord.

(2Pe 2:12)  But these, (men and women) as unreasoning creatures, born natural animals to be taken and destroyed, speaking evil in matters about which they are ignorant, will in their destroying surely be destroyed,
(2Pe 2:13)  receiving the wages of unrighteousness; people who count it pleasure to revel in the daytime, spots and blemishes, reveling in their deceit while they feast (share meals) with you;
(2Pe 2:14)  having eyes full of adultery, and who can't cease from sin; enticing unsettled souls; having a heart trained in greed; children of cursing (cursed children);
(2Pe 2:15)  forsaking the right way, they went astray, having followed the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of wrongdoing;
(2Pe 2:16)  but he was rebuked for his own disobedience. A mute donkey spoke with a man's voice and stopped the madness of the prophet. (Even this miraculous event did not stop him from helping others against the chosen of God -- for the whole story, read Numbers chapter 22)

(2Pe 2:17)  These are wells without water, clouds driven by a storm; for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.
(2Pe 2:18)  For, uttering great swelling words of emptiness, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who are indeed escaping from those who live in error;
(2Pe 2:19)  promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for a man is brought into bondage by whoever overcomes him (or her).
(2Pe 2:20)  For if, after they have escaped the defilement of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior YaHshua the messiah, they are again entangled in it and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
(2Pe 2:21)  For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them (To repent and confess YaHshua, and only YaHshua).
(2Pe 2:22)  But it has happened to them according to the true proverb, "The dog turns to his own vomit again," and "the sow that has washed to wallowing in the mire."

Point #33 -- Did you know that unless our Heavenly Father and our Savior intervene in world affairs no one, not one soul, would survive – Eternal life would be in question?  Not just world affairs but the physical world itself?  We Need Him to return, we need the prophetic word to stay true and come to a conclusion or we are all lost.

(Mar 13:20) And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom He has chosen, he has shortened the days.

Point #34 -- Did you know that this earth is going to shake so violently that mountains and Islands will be moved out of place?

The coming 'Great Quake", the opening of the 6th Seal -- this is the next great event we are waiting for, along with other events.

(Rev 6:12) And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
(Rev 6:13)  And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
(Rev 6:14)  And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

Point #35 -- Did you know this movement of mountains and island will happen not once but twice?

The second worldwide earthquake will be greater than the 6th Seal event.  The second happening will level mountains and Islands will not just be moved out of place but will disappear, and great cities of men will be completely destroyed, brought down, as the Earth is prepared another renewing.

(Rev 16:18) And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His Wrath.

Point #36 -- Did you know a Meteor (asteroid) and a comet are going to plunge into this earth?

This will occur before the second "Great Quake", but after the first Great Quake, which is to happen with the opening of the 6th Seal.  This second, even greater Quake or shaking of the whole Earth will be part of the 7th Seal that upon being opened ushers in the 7 Trumpets -- each Trumpet announcing one heavenly sign after another, one earthly event after another. Remember, the first Trumpet begin to sound, are AFTER the opening event of the 6th Seal.  This is not understood by anyone, or so it seems.  There is and has been a lot of books about the Wormwood comet and other things mentioned in the book of Revelation about the first three trumpets, with hardly a mention about the opening of the 6th seal, Point #35.  The 6th Seal opening, is in parallel to our Lord YaHshua's prophecy found in Matthew 24.  Okay, the earth is transformed by the Wrath of the Messiah by the opening of the 6th seal.  Then what?

First there is a Silence in Heaven that is measured out to be about one half hour.  Remember, this is time in Heaven, not on earth.  Calculating one year in Heaven is like or similar to a thousand years on earth, we can determine that this half hour would amount to just over 20 years -- that is, 20+ years on earth.  The survivors of that time period will have 20 years to repent or rebuild back to where they came from, which is what will most likely happen.  It is only AFTER this 20 years that the 7th Seal is opened and the real trouble begins --

(Rev 8:1)  And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

(Rev 8:6)  And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
(Rev 8:7)  The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
(Rev 8:8) And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain (Most likely an Astroid, like a mountain, made of metals and stone) burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
(Rev 8:10) And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp (a Comet), and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;  (comets tend to blow up in the atmosphere, thus raining down its poison upon the fresh waters of the earth)

Space scientists (Astronomers) have been discussing (year 2020) the possibility that some comets may be carriers some types of virus or poisons, of some kind, and they see the possibility that some of these comets may be threat, just as described by the Third Trumpet sounding. Of course these Astronomers are not reading the Bible, it just so happens they are unknowingly speculating about a possibility that the Bible is telling us what will happen. The description of this “star” is that of a comet, like a “lamp” which in the Greek is “torch”, and a comet, from the earth view, does appear like a torch.

Point #37 -- Did you know that you may have some questions and answer yourself, so Maybe you can add some of your own, “Did you know”? If you do then send them to the email address below.  

Peace, from your servant Dan

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