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Reference Index for Biblical and Hebrew Terms

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I realize how confusing it can be to keep track of a large quantity of strange or unfamiliar terms, names and titles which often get used here. I’ve provided this reference source with definitions for an easy way to look up these terms when they are encountered.

I’ve tried to make it as thorough as possible but I will continually add to it if more should come to mind, or anyone inquires on something not listed here.

angel –

Term specifically referring to the messenger class of spiritual, heavenly beings created prior to humanity. Used in a modern context to refer generally to all classes of spiritual, heavenly beings.

cherub –

Class of spiritual beings having four distinct forms – humanoid, lion, eagle, ox. (plural: cherubim) Hebrew: keruwb.

chimera –

A term derived from Greek to describe any transgenic creature. Word originally applied to a particular transgenic which was part goat, part lion and part snake according to Greek mythology. Chimeras are termed “monsters” in apocryphal literature, referring to creatures derived from the genetic components of spiritual beings and animals.

demon –

Specifically a term referring to the wandering, earth-bound spirits of dead nephilim capable of oppressing, possessing and influencing living people. Generally used in a modern context to refer to any disincarnate malicious spirit.

giants –

The hybrid children of watchers and human women which were of immense stature.

gibbowr –

Hebrew word used often to describe descendants of various nephilim, literally meaning “powerful, warrior, tyrant, giant or mighty man.”

iyr –

Hebrew word for “watcher” meaning literally “wakeful or watchful one, one who watches.”

malak –

Hebrew word for angel, literally meaning “messenger”. (plural: malakim)

nachash –

Hebrew word for “serpent”, literally meaning “serpent, enchanter, or whisperer.”

nephil –

A person of human and angelic hybrid origins. (plural: nephilim)

raphah –

Demons which are regarded as ancestral deities and can incarnate repeatedly within a family line. (plural: rephaim) Hebrew: raphah, literally “to heal or quicken, a ghost, the dead”.

seraph –

A class of spiritual being (angel) which have six wings and can take the form of a dragon or serpent. Hebrew: saraph, literally “burning or fiery serpent”. (plural:  seraphim)

serpent/ dragon –

Either referring to the natural beast used by Satan to gain access to Eve and initiate human rebellion, or the class of spiritual beings to which Satan belongs (seraphim).

siren –

A spirit of a human female who was joined to a heavenly being in marital union during her mortal life. Capable of possession of living human beings and associated with bodies of water, they are known for specifically targeting men through lust and destroying them.

watcher –

A class of spiritual being (angel) which was charged with observance and study of creation, 200 of which rebelled in the transgressions of intermarrying with humanity and introducing forbidden technologies to earth. Generally humanoid appearance of large stature.

Anakim –

Hebrew: Anaqiy, descendants of the nephil “Anak” or “Anaq”, name literally meaning “choked, collared, strangle, encompassed by a chain, necklace.”

Armoni –

Fallen watcher who taught synthesized remedial medicine. From the Greek translation of his name (Pharmaros) is derived the modern terms Pharmacy, pharmacology, pharmacist, etc.. Hebrew: Armoniy “of the devoted or cursed”.

Azazel –

Fallen watcher who was an instigator of the rebellion of the 200. Taught the making and use of weapons of war and taught cosmetic enhancement to women. He is named as the being to which the released goat is sent to on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) to receive all the sins of Israel upon himself in accordance with the curse upon him mentioned in 1 Enoch “to Azazel ascribe: All Sin.” Hebrew: azaz +el “mighty impudence”.

B’nai Elohim –

Hebrew, meaning “sons of the mighty”, often rendered in translation “the sons of God”. Term of reference to any class of being or individual who’s origin is a direct act of creation by YHWH rather than a flesh and blood birth. Used exclusively in the old testament to refer to “angelic” beings in the general sense.

El –

Hebrew singular word literally meaning “mighty”, used in reference to YHWH or a lesser, created heavenly being. Often translated as “god”.

Elohim –

Hebrew plural word meaning literally “mighty ones” used at times in conjunction with a singular identifier to mean YHWH, or used as plural as a collective group of lesser heavenly beings. Often translated “gods”.

Enoch –

Antediluvian patriarch of the seventh generation. Son of Jared, father of Methuselah. He was a prophet who resisted the corruption brought into the world by the Watchers and who subsequently received knowledge of creation and the future through visions given to him by YHWH. He attempted to intercede on behalf of the rebel watchers and when that intercession failed, returned a message of conviction to the rebels from YHWH. Enoch was removed from the earth alive by YHWH prior to the flood. Hebrew: Chanowk “trained, instructed”.

1 Enoch –

A historical and prophetic text which was rejected from canon though validated as containing original writings of Enoch by Jude. Some material attributed to Noah also included in the text. General history of the preflood world, the rebellion of the Watchers and numerous parables and visions given to Enoch by YHWH, including many dealing with the last days. This book is not to be confused with 2 and 3 Enoch which are works written in much more recent times and which do not correlate to any canonical scripture.

Ham –

Son of Noah, one of three to survive the flood with him in the ark. Father of Canaan from who derived several nations of post flood nephilim as well as father of Mitsrayim, patriarch of Egyptian peoples.

Hermon –

Mountain on which the rebel faction of 200 watchers made a pact to enter into marital unions with mortal women and where they situated their headquarters while reigning on Earth. Hebrew: Chermown “seclude, devote, curse, consecrate”.

Ishtar –

Woman deified throughout multiple cultures under multiple derivatives of her name. Human wife of the watcher Shemyhaza, to whom it is said he revealed how to use the name of YHWH in ritual magic. She appears throughout ancient and modern culture as “the Queen of Heaven”, the mother goddess, the earth goddess, the Madonna. Often portrayed as a mermaid in connection with her status as chief of sirens. She is the personified “whore of Babylon” spoken in Revelation. Hebrew” Ishah+taher “pure woman”.

Japheth –

Son of Noah, one of three to survive the flood in the ark with him. Father of Javan, patriarch of Ionian peoples.

Jared –

Antediluvian patriarch of the 6th generation. Son of Mahalaleel, father of Enoch. The rebel watchers came to earth during his lifetime. Hebrew: Yered “descend”.

Lucifer –

Title ascribed to a chief fallen spiritual being in Isaiah chapter 14. Used in a modern context as a proper name for Satan though the title is neither a name nor describes Satan. Most applicably applied to a fallen Watcher, the Hebrew title is literally “heylel:, literally ” to shine or boast”.

Noah –

Man chosen to survive the flood with his family in the ark. Noah was chosen based both upon his willingness to remain loyal to YHWH and his untainted human bloodline which had not been mixed with nephil ancestry. Hebrew: Noach “rest”.

Satan –

Hebrew literal meaning: “accuser, adversary, one who opposes”. Chief of a vast rebellion of spiritual beings which took place in the heavens prior to the creation of mankind. “Satan” is not a name itself, but a descriptive title of the Seraph who led this insurrection and also tempted the first humans to disobey their Creator.

Shem –

Son of Noah, one of three to survive the flood with him in the ark. Patriarch of all Semitic peoples including Israelites. Hebrew: Shem “name, memorial”.

Shemyhaza –

Chief of the rebel faction of 200 watchers which transgressed in intermarrying with human women, begetting nephilim and introducing forbidden technologies to Earth. Hebrew: shem + ya’ah + aza “of the Name of power”.

YHWH –

Proper Hebrew name of the Creator, pronounced with vowel inflections “Yahuwah”, though often given as “Yahweh”. Literal meaning “self existent, or I AM”.

Yahushua –

Proper Hebrew name of Messiah, literally meaning : “the salvation of YAH”.

 

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Their Eyes Were Opened: The Mechanism of The Fall

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“So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate.

She also gave to her husband with her and he ate.

Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they knew that they were naked and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.”

– Genesis 3:6,7

In these words of Genesis is contained the account of the fall of man, the point at which mankind ceased to be in perfect harmony with their Creator and ceased to be endowed with innate everlasting life.

As believers, it is not difficult to understand the moral cause and effect which took place here. Humanity was only responsible to one command from their Elohim, no other forbidden thing had been laid on them to avoid. In their act of disobedience, heeding the misleading words of Satan, they transgressed this one law and so sin entered in upon human existence.

The consequences of this one act of disobedience were multiple and serious.

The greatest of these was the spiritual rift which was created between man and his Maker. No longer could there be direct communion between them, no longer could humans be at peace with Him and receive His close and personal fellowship. They were extracted from this relationship and cast into a state of detachment where they could, from then on, only approach Him from a distance in prayer.

Mortality came as well.

Removed from the close presence they enjoyed to the One source of life and the opportunity to be blessed with the fruit from the tree of life, the human body would inevitably perish. From dust they were created and so to dust return.

The Earth itself was alienated from those given dominion over it. Once it yielded all man would ever need and much more without cost or labor, but sin destroyed this perfect relationship which YHWH had established for them as well.

Now Earth would not respond as the domain of mankind, but instead respond as the domain of the evil one who had tempted them.

These are the causes and the effects, but there is much more to understand in the mechanics of how these causes produced these effects.

It is the case that things of a spiritual nature are usually understood only in very abstract ways.

It is strange, perhaps to consider that there is not truly any separation between the physics of material existence and the mechanics of a spiritual one.

It is reasonable, though, that One law governs all things, and no spiritual event occurs which does not also produce quantifiable physical effects in a creature, such as man, who is equal parts body and spirit.

There is an answer to how the human body became subject to death and how the body produced the effects of spiritual exile within itself as a result of sin.

There is an answer to how the earth and the properties which govern its habitable environment were altered to become adverse to survival.

I will attempt to provide an explanation for these things here.

Deep within the human brain, between its two hemispheres, is a tiny organ called the pineal gland. It’s shape resembles that of a small pine cone. Being only about the size of a grain of rice, it is nonetheless a very important part of the body’s endocrine system.

This gland, is actually an eye. It is a small eye lacking some of the component parts of the visual eyes, yet an eye just the same, having a rudimentary retina and the ability to perceive light, though not in the same visual sense as the outward eyes.

The Pineal gland produces the very vital substances, serotonin and melatonin as well as Dimethyltryptamine under specific conditions.

We must recall the account in Genesis which stated “Then the eyes of both of them were opened”.

Though it is normally understood in a very metaphorical sense, that their eyes were opened, meaning that they had become aware of things which before they were not, there is good evidence to suggest this verse is much more literal.

It has been believed in many diverse cultures throughout human history that the pineal gland, also termed the “third eye” is the physical location in the body where the spirit joins to it, and where the physical senses can receive stimuli from spiritual sources.

Some species of animals have external “third eyes”, called a parietal eye which have similar physical functions as the human pineal gland. T
This organ, as the pineal gland, regulates circadian rhythm and is photo-receptive, though it is so on a visual level which the pineal gland is not.

This organ is a little understood receptor of stimuli which does not fall into the categories of the usual physical senses as well. It aids in the detection of predatory threats, for example, using a method of sense which is not visual, auditory or tactile.

The monoamine neurotransmitter ‘serotonin’, which is produced by the pineal gland, has several functions, the most well known of which is that it is responsible for producing the sensation of peace and well being.

Regulation of the mechanism of digestive tract movement is also a function of serotonin. Memory, the capacity to learn, sense of mood and appetite are all effected by serotonin levels.

When there is a deficit of serotonin, a person can, as a result, feel depressed, have digestive impairment and show an inability to comprehend and retain information.

Comparing this to the effects of sin in an individual’s life and what that results in as extension of their conscience look similar.

Guilt results in a loss of peace, a lack of appetite, physical feelings of illness in the “gut”, distraction and often times a subconscious effort to suppress the memory of having done wrong.

Drugs we refer to as “psychedelic” are understood as being drugs which open channels of awareness which are not normally active.

Psilocybin, LSD and mescaline are agonists for serotonin receptors – that is they are substances which are suited to binding at specific receptors, and mimic the action of the natural process which serotonin provides.

It is no secret that those who use substances such as these do so in order to have experiences which are “spiritual” in nature.

Activating the brain in a way that massive amounts of serotonin might creates an effect on the brain that puts it in closer connection with spiritual stimuli.

Certain so-called antidepressant drugs of the Serotonin re-uptake inhibitor class (SRI’s) are supposedly designed to prevent the re-uptake of serotonin out of the brain by the natural physical process and thus allow the substance to remain in the brain longer. This is claimed to produce the effect of fighting off depression, causing a sense of peace instead.

The danger of using these drugs is that after a time of use, the serotonin levels re-uptake at a greater pace instead, forcing the patient to switch medications until they have run out options – at which point the natural function of the pineal gland has been so reduced that the end result is much worse than the beginning.

Melatonin, the second major substance produced by the pineal gland is a most interesting one.This chemical controls the circadian rhythm of the body, it regulates the daily “time cycles”. It also functions as the most powerful antioxidant in nature, protecting nuclear and mitochondrial DNA from damage.

Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland in darkness and is often called the “hormone of darkness”.

Blue spectrum light is responsible for inhibiting its production during the daylight hours, and then production peaks in the middle of the night.

Though many forms of antioxidants exist in nature which can be processed by the body and used through the consumption of foods which contain them, no other antioxidant has the perfect ability to halt damage to DNA which melatonin does.

Whereas other antioxidants go through what is called redox cycling, a process of reduction and oxidation repeatedly, melatonin terminates to an unusable form once oxidized. This makes it ideal because it cannot break down and conversely oxidize instead of reduce oxidation, as other antioxidants eventually can.

The deficit of Melatonin is the answer to aging. The curse of aging and death can be directly linked to the “eye’ (pineal gland) which was exposed to sin in the fall of man.

Without the continual degradation of DNA, it would forever repair itself, and the body would naturally produce those substances, like melatonin, which prevent any damage being done to it. There would conceivable be no injury which could not be repaired.

Melatonin aids the immune system as well, and so under perfect conditions no pathogen would have the ability to defeat the fully functioning immune system supported by ideal melatonin production.

This substance also tells time, it is responsible for the biological clock in living things. It records the passing of days, seasons and years in the physical body, and the body responds by continually breaking down in response to the passing of time.

It is a fact of great interest that melatonin is titled “the hormone of darkness” because it was in ignorance of sin and evil, in that state of innocence that mankind had all that they needed within their bodies to be eternally well.

It was not until a false light was shined in their “eyes” that they became subject to death.

Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT is a substance produced by the pineal gland only at moments of extreme spiritual interaction.

This chemical is produced at the moment of birth and the moment of death of a human being, as well as at points in time which are approaching death or an induced altered state of consciousness.

It is recognized medically as a “hallucinogen” It is often ingested in forms which are found in certain plants to obtain artificial states of spiritual connectedness.

People who have taken DMT report events of contact between themselves and extra-dimensional beings.

This is the hormone which opens the channel to the spiritual realm, which, if in its proper function, would produce the ability to perceive the presence of the Creator and commune with Him.

Artificial means to induce such effects in this fallen state will instead form a rift through which unclean spirits may make contact with human subjects.

The so-called “opening” of the eye which Satan had promised was merely opening the eye to the knowledge and the burden of sin.

The consequence was the closing of the intended function of the eye, a means by which the spiritual presence of YHWH and the physical existence of man were in peaceful communion with each other.

At birth, the pineal gland functions at the closest it will ever function to ideal in mortal life. As the human body matures toward puberty, the function of the pineal gland begins to drastically degrade by calcification, until near death it is nearly completely hardened.

It is then, very interesting to understand that the immediate reaction of Adam and Eve after they sinned against YHWH was to become aware of their sexuality.

With the sudden reduction of melatonin at puberty, the body reacts by becoming sexually mature. Adam and Eve had the innocence of children and remained naked without shame until this process was initiated in them after their fall.

What people should be aware of in this world, where there are powers that are not only interested in destroying their physical lives, but also their spiritual lives, is that many of the adulterating chemicals which are forced on the public are designed to destroy the pineal gland in particular.

Fluoride is one of the best examples of this. Sodium fluoride has the effect of rapidly calcifying the pineal gland, and by doing so, not only shortens life span and effects several major body functions, but also creates a spiritually blinding effect.

When scriptures speak of “hardened hearts”, we might reasonably understand that this is directly related to a literal hardening process of an organ designed to conduit spiritual stimuli into the mind.

Consider these Hebrew words:

peniyel – the face (presence) of El

Used in the verse here: And Ya’aqob called the name of the place Penuw’el, “For I have seen ‘Elohiym face to face and my life is preserved.”
– Genesis 32:30

leb – “heart” used to mean the center of something, figuratively for feelings or intellect, from:

lebab- to be enclosed

Remember that the pineal gland lays within the center or the “heart” of the brain and is enclosed by it.

And Yahuwah said to Mosheh, “When you go back to Mitsrayim, see that you do all those wonders before Par’oh that I have put in your hand. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go.”
– Genesis 4:21

The curse of the Earth can also be directly linked to the function of the pineal gland.

The daily fluctuations of the geomagnetic field have been shown to have dramatic effects on pineal gland function and its ability to produce it’s vital substances.

The magnetosphere of earth serves a very important role in shielding the earth from charged particles of solar wind.

If the basic properties which govern the Earth’s magnetosphere had been altered, it would directly affect the function of the pineal gland in living creatures, and even effect what types of foods they were able to digest and process, as well as what types of food plants the Earth would most readily grow.

His design is an amazing one and the adventure of understanding it never truly ends.

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Faith, Believers and Demon Possession

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A fallen spirit gaining access to one of Messiah’s followers is a notion which perhaps many are unwilling to objectively explore.

This idea usually faces rejection based upon the premise that an evil spirit and the Holy Spirit cannot both occupy a believer.

I would like to point out some specifics that address why this is not the case, but first I’d like to briefly examine the word “possessed”.

“Possessed” is found 15 times in the New Testament.

Of these 15 occurrences, 13 refer to what is commonly called “demonic possession”.

11 of these 13 occurrences are translated from Strong’s Greek word 1139 “daimonizomai”.

Each of these 11 uses of diamonizomai is translated as a phrase, as opposed to being translated as a singular word.

The 11 phrases translated from ‘daimonizomai’ can be found in the following verses:

“possessed with devils”.. Matthew 4:24, 8:16, 8:28 and Mark 1:32
“possessed of the devils”.. Matthew 8:33 and Luke 8:36
“possessed with a devil”.. Matthew 9:32 and 12:22
“possessed with the devil”.. Mark 5:15, 5:16 and 5:18

Daimonizomai is a middle voice verb with one singular definition: “to be under the power of a demon”.

The other 2 verses which mention possession by fallen spirits are in the book of Acts.

“..unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed..” [8:7] and “..damsel possessed with a spirit of divination..” [16:16]

Both of these verses render “possessed” as a single word, translated from Strong’s Greek word 2192 “echo”. Echo is a common verb, found over 600 times in the NT, and means “have, hold, own, possess, be closely joined to”.

The other 2 instances of “possessed” in the NT are in Acts 4:32 and 1Cr 7:30, where we find the participle “hyparchonta” and the verb “katecho”, respectively. These 2 verses do not reference spiritual possession, but rather possession of goods or things.

At this point, all of this information may seem unnecessary, however it’s important to point out the fact that in scripture there are not myriad ambiguous hypotheticals.. but rather infinite solid truths.. and that in the New Testament when someone is noted as being “possessed” of devils, it means just that.

Perhaps when we consider this condition of being possessed by fallen spirits, we assume that those who are inhabited by unclean spirits are themselves strictly the worst of the worst of humanity.. but before resigning yourself to that assumption.. give quiet consideration to the following..

Luke 9:38-42

“And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.”

[ a man’s son, his only child.. ]

“And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him.”

[ possessed by an evil spirit.. ]

“And I besought Thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.”

[ which His disciples could not cast out.. ]

“And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you?”

[ because their faith was lacking. ]

“Bring thy son hither.”

“And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare [him].”

[ the demon visibly afflicts the child in front of Yahushua, His followers and the multitude.. ]

“And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.”

[ Yahushua casts out the spirit and heals the child. ]

“Child” in the last verse is Strong’s Greek word 3816 “pais” a noun which means “a child, infants, children”

Think about that for a moment.. we just read about what is most certainly a young child (not quite the “worst of the worst” of humanity).. obviously violently possessed by a devil.. who could not be cast out, not for the child’s lack of faith in Yahushua, but for the disciples lack of faith in Him.

Do we as believers ever want to find ourselves in the same position as the disciples were when Yahushua said of a little child, ‘Bring him to Me’, because they were so lacking in faith that He could not work through them to heal a little child overtaken and hurt by the enemy..

Perhaps imagine that little child is your only son or daughter.. would you be willing to let Messiah work through you to cast the enemy out of your little one.. even if it took fasting and prayer.. or would you let your only child suffer needlessly because you could not accept the fact that a child could be possessed by a devil..

“And they brought unto Him also infants, that He would touch them: but when [His] disciples saw [it], they rebuked them.

But Jesus called them [unto Him], and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”

[Luke 18:15,16]

Would any believer argue the fact that children are protected by the One who created them.. we just saw how a child could be possessed by a demon, then delivered by Messiah.. and we know that if we are not at least like little children then we have a shallow grasp on humility, not to mention the Kingdom.

“At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.”

[Matthew 18:1-5]

Often it is said that believers can become vulnerable to “demonic oppression”, but are impervious to “demonic possession”.. though that idea really falls short considering the account of the possessed child in Luke 9 (and Matthew 17).. perhaps more often it is said that believers cannot become vulnerable to demonic possession because the Holy Spirit cannot reside within the same believer in which an unholy spirit resides.

The idea that “good and bad” or “light and darkness” cannot both be present at the same time is not found in the bible.. ‘light and darkness’ do not agree with one another, but they do co-exist within the same individual.. if this were not the case, then all believers would be perfect and without sin.. sin is evil, and yet we as believers will sin at times, even though the Holy Spirit indwells.

“..if thine right eye offend thee, pluck it out..”

[Mat 5:29, 18:19, Mar 9:47]

We are called to continually separate ourselves from sin.. first and foremost the sin that originates in our own flesh, which is not yet redeemed, and is still carrying a weak human sin nature

“..the spirit [is] indeed willing, but the flesh is weak..”

[Mat 26:41]

When we accept that we are hopeless sinners.. then turn and accept Yahushua as our savior.. He forgives us and washes away those sins.. from then on, we are told, we will still sin.. but that we should repent of our sins, instead of willfully remaining in them. Unrepentant willing sin can become a demonic stronghold in a believer.

This is not put forth to frighten (we are called to fear only the Almighty), but to bring to light the truth of our condition as believers in this fallen world.. and also to remind, that as believers we have the ability through the Holy Spirit to be delivered by the authority of Yahushua our savior.

We are in a physically unredeemed state though, in a spiritually wicked world of which we desire no part.. but all believers are in different phases and stages in their walk of faith.

Often new believers who have been delivered out of occult practices will struggle especially hard with the reappearance in their lives of former sins.. the enemy never wants to let go of someone it once had hold of, and will fight to regain a foothold in the life of a new believer.. during this time it can be touch-and-go for some as they claw to cling to the cross of salvation while their former masters work tirelessly to recapture their souls.

Did any of us here wake up perfect the day after accepting Messiah..

At this time I would like to offer up the reminder that as those born again in Messiah, we are called to be compassionate teachers of the gospel, loving of each other, and workers together in furthering the Kingdom of our Master.. none of which can be best accomplished by turning a blind eye to the truth in His scripture.

Consider the only son of the man who cried out to Yahushua for help.. the lack of faith of the disciples in that situation.. and what you would do if you were in their shoes.

“Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.”

“He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy name.

And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”

[Luke 10:16-20]

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

[Eph 6:10-13]

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