Now more then ever we are poised to slay a dragon. A big one! One most Christians are totally unaware of. This will separate the men from the boys. The ‘Sunday Christian’, you know the one, who talks the talk but does not walk the walk. The one who has a form of godliness but denies the POWER. The one who gives the rest of “us” a bad name. Most of it all starts with bad translations. Change a little here, change a little there….. and here we are.
There was a switch done when the King James Bible went to print. The “publisher” of the KJV Bible, that bastion of western Christianity, took some very far reaching licenses with the text translation. Whole words and their theological concepts were completely switched out. This has led to many doctrinal errors and fueled many schism’s.
Things like inventing the letter “J” and adding the semi-colon ….. just these little grammatical inventions have moved us “light” years from key original archetypes of meaning. But we’re not going down those rabbit holes today.
My issue here, is with 2 word substitutions in the KJV. The Greek word “church” (kyrios) was used for the Greek word Ekklesia. This actually got William Tyndale executed as he tried to withstand this intrusion into the Holy Word by an unauthorized King. I mean really, just who did King James think he was! Some historians say he thought of himself as a god…king. Divine Right of Kings went so far as to even change the Holy Writ. Such blasphemy!
The word “ekklēsía” which in the Strongs reference system is 1577 (from 1537 /ek, “out from and to” and 2564 /kaléō, “to call”) was applied to the early followers of Yashua because they were coming out of the “nations” and into the “Covenant of the Firstborn”. This is the same covenant Yahweh made with the “Assembly of Israel” at Mount Sinai. This is the giving of Torah as a great gift to the people as they made YHVH their husband. This was the giving of the 10 Commandments! You could also say it was the marriage dowry. These statutes were to define, separate and empower these covenant people for ALL time, down thru all their generations. No exeptions.
Blessing followed adherence. Disobedience resulted in Curses. Pretty straightforward.
“We” just don’t believe it could be so!
But the point is that these people, “these called out ones” were joining something not INVENTING something. That’s a big difference in perspective and perception is everything!
This is why the Apostle Paul admonished the people, that they were being grafted back into something that had already been growing for thousands of years. But by substituting the word “church” (kyriakos) which means “belonging to the Lord (kyrie)” for the word “ekkelesia” which means ‘those of the assembly’, we have something completely different.
In one fell linguistic swoop, King James, the King of England (not God), just usurped God’s people unto himself. He was now the Lord/Kyrie/Head of the “Church” of England. He took full authority upon himself as “leader/head/king/Kyrie” of this “church”. Another sly fox! Hireling in sheep’s clothing.
It is this type of “usurpation” that was at the heart of the separation of the church and state issue. Our Constitution (The United States of America) and founding principles clearly state, that no single church/ assembly/ denomination, or its leaders have the right to change/ alter/ or impose its particular brand of hierarchy or practice on the whole, as the law of the land for all its inhabitants. It was total freedom of conscious and practice. It was the rule of “law” that determined policy. And that RULE OF LAW was the 10 Commandments. You could not have one without the other. It is because today, where we try to “rule” without these commandments, that we have such a mess. The landscape is not pretty. Pestilence’s (diseases), famines (economic hardship), wars (pillage and destruction), rumors of wars (civil war, saber rattling) etc etc…
and it is only going to get worse, in fact much worse.
The second word substitution in the KJV was Christian for “christos”. This has hampered us from seeing and operating in the power of Adonai. The root of this word is 100% “Old Testament” from which it is a natural outgrowth. It means “anointed one”, it means specifically one who has been anointed with the Holy Oil of the Holy Temple and is designated a King or High Priest. This is telling us that these early “Nazarene’s” who had this “christos” were now being equated with those of the house of Judah, who were still in the original covenant at Sinai, who were called and commissioned to be the “Firstborn’ over all the nations, with all its rights, privileges and responsibilities.
Christians are not part of a new religion. Instead we are “Ephraim’ (the former “Northern Kingdom of Israel”), entering back into this original agreement at Sinai. That covenant where YHVH would be our Elohim and we would be His people, and together with Judah (the remnant, or “the Southern Kingdom”) we would come out of the nations to worship him.
This Feast of Shavuot (Shavous/ Pentecost) 2020 Christians need to come to back to this Covenant in droves. Get “fresh oil”, a fresh anointing. They need true “wisdom and understanding” to know the times. Unfortunately many in Ephraim do not know where to look for this because “their shepherds” have been blind leaders, leading them right into a ditch.
The man who strays from the path of understanding will rest in the assembly of the dead.Proverbs 21:16
Now more then ever the “church”, the House of Israel, needs to know who they are and what exactly, is the plan. To discern this they must shed their “idols”, their wrong doctrine and return to the WORD. The letters, the Hebrew letters that will again put us on a firm foundation. Check all your words and make sure they are pure words of Torah!
But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and possess it forever–yes, forever and ever.’Daniel 7:18
Selah. Shalom, shalom…..much joy on your journey home!Links to Wisdom and Watercolors