Jesus said: "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." (Mk 16:17-18)

Prior to the Sept 11, 2001 Trade Tower bombing, at dusk one evening, my family was returning home, when we witnessed a very peculiar and disturbing sign in the heavens. The southern sky was literally filled with the largest flock of dark birds, that we have ever seen. The flock was so large and dense that it blackened the horizon, blocking out the light. This strange and ominous sight was a"sign in the heavens." A portent, that appeared from out of nowhere, like the demonic principality spirits spoken of in the scriptures. In the aftermath of 911's terror attack, the US skies were guarded by aircraft, as American lay under the shelter of those wings. Forbes magazine describes the race to build the next combat unmanned aerial vehicle.

Military Aircraft of the United States with Bird or Bird-Like Names (Part 1) The U.S. is investing billions of dollars in drones, the unmanned aircraft that are key to the modern military. With names like Sky Warrior and Vulture, these radar-proof spy planes can stealthily track -- and secretly kill -- terrorist targets. Also in the works: Bird sized drones that could be used to swoop low to spy on troop movements and perhaps carry explosives that could stealthily kill enemy soldiers.
Possible Israeli Cyber Attack Sabotaged Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Reactor


Fran Quigley writes in Nuvo that this is no schoolboy experiment, and the small flying cylinder is no model airplane. It is the Voyeur UAV. According to the Web site of its manufacturer, West Lafayette-based Lite Machines, Inc., the Voyeur is designed to allow military and law enforcement to conduct surveillance and human or non-human target acquisition.� The Voyeur can travel as far as 50 miles in the air and can hover over and/or touch its target.

Quigley writes that pilotless drones equipped with cameras have been used by the U.S. for military surveillance since the Vietnam War. Drones with names like the Global Hawk and the Predator conducted reconnaissance over Bosnia, Serbia, and Yemen, and now regularly fly over Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

The only problem: The enemy has them, too.

No fewer than 44 other nations, from Israel to Austria, are developing their own squadrons of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The friendly skies may soon be getting crowded. Drones on Guam Hizbullah Drones

Drones Are Weapons of Choice in Fighting Qaeda. A major consideration regarding the unmanned drones, is that 10 civilians are slain by them, for every militant killed. Drones in Los Angeles Police Surveillance
Drones may also be utilized in Uk police surveillance.
Russian drone purchase from Israel. See: Article-Drone Wars

Anyone who has ever witnessed a starling flock divebomb their prey, can appreciate the resemblance to the Trade Tower Bombing of Sept 11, 2001 to a starling assault.

Some 200 million shiny black European starlings crowd North America. Had Shakespeare failed to mentioned the starling in the third scene of "Henry IV," the most hated bird in North America might never have arrived. In the early 1890s, about 100 European starlings were released in New York City's Central Park by a group dedicated to bringing to America every bird ever mentioned by Shakespeare.

Such flocks remain incredibly cohesive under attack by predators, never leaving a bird isolated. When attacked, the birds will spread apart; at other times, when the flock is making a directional change, they will merge closer together. They perform these incredible manoeuvres but they are always integrated with the flock, no matter how drastically they change the flock's shape and intensity.

After an attack has taken place, and the flock has expanded, it can regroup quickly because cohesion does not depend on the distance between the birds. Interaction is based upon the number of their fellow neighbours rather than their distance apart, which implies complex cognitive capabilities in these birds.

Scientists have uncovered a simple rule that explains how thousands of starlings flock in formation and hope to use the discovery in the future to coordinate swarms of robots. The reasons why the starlings are able to fly with Red Arrow precision in vast numbers, tumbling and banking in nervous unison and without colliding, has tantalised scientists. Now it turns out that the secret is for each bird to track seven others, says the first detailed direct observations to have been reported by STARFLAG - Starlings in Flight - a European project involving biologists, physicists, and economists. The scientists wanted to find out how flocks remain so incredibly cohesive - never leaving a bird isolated - when under attack by a bird of prey. Starlings fly as one unit, with flocks creating tight formations so they are able to move swiftly and avoid their enemies. One article called their enormous flocks "flying avalances!"

The team used new methods to gather data on large flocks of starlings over the skies of Rome�s Termini railway station to test the various theories and found that the behaviour of flocking birds is very different from what was believed up to now.

When starlings are under attack, they actually enhance their coordination and achieve a better global coordination of the flock, said physicist Andrea Cavagna, who leads a EU-funded project on the starlings. A flock under predator attack may expand dramatically, but birds can regroup very quickly because the cohesion does not depend on the physical distance among starlings, but rather on their ability to interact with a fixed number of neighbours.

We finally cracked the experimental problem, and we have now data on the individual 3D position of starlings within large flocks (around 3000 birds) in the field. We are the first to have produced this kind of data, and we are now in the position to compare with existing models and theories, he adds. Our result show that one of the main assumptions of current models and theories is, in fact, quite wrong.

Current computer models assume that each bird interacts with all birds within a certain distance. But the new observations, however, show that each bird keeps under control a fixed number of neighbours - seven other starlings - irrespective of their distance, which is the secret of how they stick together.

The news reports that migratory birds are mysteriously falling from the sky! Is this a very serious warning that something in our environment is a threat to us as well, like the canaries that die in mines where there is exposure to poison gas?

Since the sky surveillance that follow-up which formed part of the 911 terror response in America, many new surveillance drones have appeared, named for a miriad of winged creatures. Israel has announced the creation of a platoon of droids that can be navigated unmanned as far as the Gulf Coast, giving them access to Iran if they so choose to attack.

The drone planes are large, around the side of a passenger jet, and have been named the Heron TP.

“With the inauguration of the Heron TP, we are realizing the air force’s dream. The Heron TP is a technological and operational breakthrough,” Brig. Gen. Amikam Norkin said in an official statement.

While they have not chosen to comment on the possibility of a strike against Iran with the new fleet, officials have stated that it could possibly be used to jam communications or spy on the country. Life as America had known it, is changing in many ways. That fateful morning in which we learned our country was at war on it's own soil for the first time in so many years, brought to light many new and difficult problems to deal with, many without immediate answers. In the days that followed people pulled together, hoping to put the nation back together as it had been. But this hasn't occurred as speedily as many hoped. People lost their jobs and their homes. We were forced often times to work much harder and often for much less money or benefits. Inflation rose at an alarming rate. The quality of merchandise was replaced by inferior substitutes. This impacted Israel, and other areas supported by American trade. In light of this we find ourselves challenged to discern ways in which we have benefited spiritually through these fiery trials.

Gideon's life, amid a nation at war, was full of problems. With enemies that threatened his very livlihood, he prayed to the Lord, his God, crying: "Where be all of your miracles?" God started a new and miraculous work with Gideon! There was an immediate need for Gideon to see himself in a different light! God sent him supernatural encouragment in the form of an angelic visitation. God gave Gideon supernatural visions, but he had to learn to properly interpret exactly what it was that he was seeing, so he could act on God's direction in faith. Gideon saw "signs and wonders." There was an enemy to confront. And a victory to be won!


Birds are an awesome part of God's creation, and observing them in their habitat, soaring on high, singing nestbuilding and teaching their young to fly, is an inspiring thing.

Israel shall sing the song of Moses, acclaiming: God speaks to heaven and earth; Israel was known in pre-existence; God chose them in this life; they forgot the Rock of their salvation; he sent terror and a sword and vengeance upon them; there is no God beside him�Moses gathered to his people.

1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my bspeech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
3 Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
4 He is the Rock, his work is bperfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
6 Do ye thus requite the Lord, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not dmade thee, and established thee?
7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: bask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
8 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
9 For the L-rd's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he lead him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
12 So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
13 He made him ride on the ahigh places of the earth


When it rains there's a flurry of activity with the birds, who seem particularly joyful! God's word has a lot to say about both birds and rain. It compares rain with the outpouring of God's Spirit, exhorting us to "Ask the L-RD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone..." (Zechariah 10:1)

Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in YHWH your Elohim: for He has given you the Moreh (former rain) moderately, and He will cause to come down for you the Gesher (winter rain) , the Moreh (former rain) , and the Malkosh (latter rain) in the first month. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. (Joel 2:23-24)

Then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always. (Proverbs 8:30) Revivals seem to come and go. When there doesn't seem to be a current one, people's interst can wane. But the advice of Proverbs 8:30 is to "rejoice always before him!" Have you ever had a favorite teacher, that you just loved being with, and couldn't wait to get to school, so that you could learn some more of what they have to teach you?

The true spirit of revival must always begin with us as individuals first. The Zadokites did not forsake the Lord their God, even when the nation went astray. It isn't necessary for the life of God within us to depend on circumstances. It must be centered in our love for Him alone, as the first commandment exhorts us. We must not be as those that followed Him for the loaves and fishes, and forgot all His miracles, so that it broke God's heart! And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men� (Mark 6:41�44). ... �for they considered not the miracle of the loaves. (Mark 6:52)...

Come, and let us return unto YHWH: for He has torn, and He will heal us; He has smitten, and He will bind us up. 2 After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. 3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know YHWH: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain , as the latter Malkosh (from: Laqash, "to gather") and former rain moreh (from: "to teach"). (Hosea 6:1)

That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the moreh or first rain and the Malkosh latter rain, that you may gather in your corn, and your wine, and your oil. (Deuteronomy 11:14)

Thou, O Elohim, didst send a Geshem (plentiful rain), whereby You did confirm Your inheritance, when it was weary. (Psalm 68: 9)

The former rain (moreh) in Israel are the first rains beginning on the last day of Feast of Tabernacles, each year in Jerusalem I have witnessed the former rain begin on the last day of the Moed. This rain lightly showers some parts of the city but not all areas. As winter approaches the intensity of the rain increases until the Gesher winter rains arrives. The winter rains often cause massive torrents of water to boil over banks and rapidly leaves great damage to roadways or whatever stands in its way. The Malkosh latter rain falls upon melilot (ripe ears), as well as on the kash (stalks).


"Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet..." (Habakkuk 3:5)

Many nations are experiencing pestilence as a new and frightening issue never before encountered or confronted in their generation. Mysterious undiagnosed diseases that baffle the medical profession, as the nation asks: "Is this the result of biological warfare being used against the United States?" Pakistan-Biological Warefare

(Matthew 8:1) "When Jesus came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him. 2 And a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean." 3 Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest and present the offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."

The plague of "bed bugs" infesting 21 of the United States, that appear resistant to treatment. Even the Empire State Building is infested! The epidemic causing entire businesses to close down.

In the Middle Ages, Bubonic plague, a bacillus, an organism, most often carried by infested rats who were plague-ridden with fleas, spread throughout Europe. The infected fleas, seeking a new blood meal jumped off their rodent hosts and leapt onto a human, biting their new victim causing infection.

Louis Pasteur was one of the first scientists to notice that bacteria die on contact with garlic. It is even more effective than modern antibiotics, such as penicillin and tetracycline. The list of dangerous bacteria that succumb to garlic includes: botulism, dysentery, staph and tuberculosis. It's effective against fungus and parasites such as fleas, flies, ticks, mites, mosquitoes, and other biting insects.

John G. Lake, called The Apostle To Africa, was working in South Africa, when an epidemic of the bubonic plague broke out. People were dying by the 1,000's all around, but he continued to help them. Medical doctors who from England came to help, asked Lake what he was doing as a prevention. He stated that he is no longer lived under the law of sin and death, but lived by the law of the Spirit of Life in Yeshua haMashiach/Christ Jesus.

And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. (Acts 28:3)

As a test, Lake challenged them to put the saliva from a dead person's mouth on his hand. He said the bacteria would die instantly. The physicians did just that. They took some saliva, and viewed it under a microscope to make sure the bacteria was alive. Then, the saliva was put on his hand, and they looked again and the bacteria was dead. John G. Lake was a testimony of the miracle working power of Jesus Christ. Jesus' disciples asked: "What will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things or, as some Bible translations say, "the end of the world"?" Jesus answered: "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another." (Matthew 24:3, 7) In the parallel account at Luke 21:10, 11, Jesus added: "There will be in one place after another pestilences, and there will be fearful sights and from heaven great signs."

Jesus pestilences will accompany great wars, earthquakes, and famines or food shortages. In his detailed prophecy found at Matthew 24 and 25, Mark 13, and Luke 21, Jesus foretold many other things that were to occur.

According to a study by Terminex, New York tops the list of the 15 most bedbug-infested cities in the country.

The others, in order are:

In the gospel film, "the Hiding Place," Corrie Ten Boom described how God caused even the lice to work for God's will and purpose in her life, and how they served to keep certain people away, when they needed to be kept at bay. And while this is not an exhortation to appreciate the little creatures, it simply shows that God uses the base, the despised things of this world to confound the wise, so that no flesh will glory in His sight." The thing of the future that may eclipse "soup kitchens" may well be the church going into neighborhoods and saying to the pour, "Sure we'll be happy to help you get rid of those head lice." It's not easy for a homeless person to sit through a bible study when his or her head is on fire. You may well be "The Beginning of Miracles in that neighborhood like the water turned to wine! Corrie ten Boom! It's "The Cutting Edge Ministry" that will absolutely turn many into "fine enough Cloth." Or, as church elderships endure repeated extermination of vermin, and reinfestation, there will be a renewed vision for "Takin It To The Streets!!! It's "Give me your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," and all that!

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

"Repent and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2: 38 - the theme verse of the New Testament in scripture. The theme of the Welsh Revival).

We remember the beauty of Wales, when we traveled by train there with our daughter, who was six years old at the time. Our family had been invited to be part of a prophetic team in St Ives, and Wales was one of a number of places we visited on that eventful trip. The Welsh surname Davies is one of those belonging to members of the family, first born in Glamorgan and elsewhere in Wales. From time to time, I write on this for family members or those with an interest in this history of ours, Roberts and Morgan family descendants. For many years I've prayed for the salvation of our family, after someone shared with me that Jonathan Edwards made this his practice. And for centuries, there was fruit in that there were converts that came to faith in Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ, especially men and women of God in leadership positions. So I covenanted with God, that among those I intercede for, I would believe for my own family, as far as those blood ties reach.

Writing family history of the Welsh "Davies-Roberts" clans, the Lord Jesus Christ began to speak to me of Wales. I found myself thinking of Welsh Revival leaders with surnames Davies, Morgan and Roberts families, as our own family has, and praying once again for the salvation of Wales. I love hearing that people are being touched by the Lord! Through prayers in the spirit, I have seen myself in meetings of such holiness and power with God, and walked the aisles of meeting houses, so awed by the presence of the living haMashiach/Christ. There was not a lot of church protochol...But such an all pervading atmosphere of the holy Presence of Yeshua/Jesus. Even so..."Come Yeshua haMashiach/Lord Jesus!" And fulfill all your will in this people and in this place! That even all creation is touched by the hand of God--And the Revelation of Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ and the manifestation of the sons of God.

God gave me a vision once, of such a time of crisis--I saw Canada, America and England bowed over in travail. In a vision, I saw a bow being drawn back or bent and an arrow sent forth straight and true, which produced such a shower of arrows which fell to the earth. Evan Roberts was a coal miner and a blacksmith, who at 26 years of age believed that he had a definate call to ministry. The London Times , January 12th,1905 interviewed Roberts. He testified, " For thirteen years I had prayed for the Spirit".

" For ten or eleven years I have prayed for a Revival . I could sit up all night to read or talk about Revival. It was the Spirit that moved me to think about this. "

A year before the outbreak of revival in Wales he had " a spirit of travail upon him". His landlady could not tolerate his groanings and asked him to leave the boarding house. For about three months he was "taken up into the presence of God " nightly. The presence of God was so great he was shaking so that his bed rocked. His brother Dan was awakened thinking he was ill. From three to four hours this would continue.

During one of these nights of being "caught up " Evan had a vision. " I saw all Wales being lifted up to heaven. A convention was being held at Blaenanerch a few miles from his school. An evangelist named Seth Joshua was leading the meetings. On Thursday morning, September 29, 1904, Evan Roberts and nineteen other young people, including his friend Sydney Evans, attended the meeting. On the way to the meeting the Lord moved on the small company and they began to sing: "It is coming, it is coming - the power of the Holy Ghost - I receive it - I receive it - the power of the Holy Ghost."

During the seven o'clock meeting Evan was deeply moved and he broke down completely at the close of the service. Then when Seth Joshua used the words "BEND US, OH LORD," Evan entered such travail that he hard nothing more. He later testified that the Spirit of God whispered to him: "This is what you need." "Bend me, Oh Lord," he cried. But the fire did not fall. At the 9 o'clock meeting the spirit of intercession was moving on the congregation in great power. Then the Spirit of God told Evan to pray publicly. With tears streaming down his face Evan just began to cry: "BEND ME! BEND ME! BEND ME! BEND US".

In the biography of Rees Howells, Intercessor, we can read how the 'children of the revival' were often forced to leave the denominational churches. They started holding meetings in Gospel Halls. During the Welsh revival of 1859, "many leaped and danced for joy! His brother Dan Roberts eyes were healed, and he traveled around Wales, holding revival meetings. Annie Davies was a gospel soloist with the Evan Roberts team. She joined the team early on, remaining with Evan through out the missions he under-took. Her ability as a singer and sensitivity to the atmosphere of the Spirit of the Living Christ in their services often brought the congregation to tears. She was most well known for her rendering of the love song of the Welsh Revival, "Here is love vast as the ocean."

Evan exhorted the people using the following words: "We are going to see the mightiest revival that Wales has ever known - and the Holy Spirit is coming just now. We must get ready. We must have a little band and go all over the country preaching." Suddenly he stopped and with piercing eyes he cried: "DO YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD CAN GIVE US 100,000 SOULS, NOW?" The presence of the Lord so gripped Sydney that he could not help but believe. Later, while sitting in a chapel, Evan saw in a vision some of his old companions and many other young people as a voice spoke to him saying: 'GO TO THESE PEOPLE". He said, "Lord, if it is Thy will, I will go". Evan chose to stand by the vision just as he had prophesied. Evan was no traditional preacher. He seldom preached, he would usually sit on the platform and from time to time direct the people in prayer or worship as the Spirit lead him. As the waves of His Glory rolled over them, people could openly confess sins and cry out loud for the lost. The great Welsh Revival saw 100,000 come to faith in just over nine months. People began steaming into the kingdom of the God, because Evan did not despise the day of small beginnings. God used him as a catalyst to start one of the greatest moves of God of all time.

God used the Welsh Revival to prpare Britain for World War I. The war years were a difficult period for Evan Roberts. Many "children of the revival," converted during the Welsh revival, perished on the battlefields of Europe.

Rees Howells, (1879-1950) Welsh miner turned missionary and revivalist, was a convert of the Welsh Revival. Howells was born in Brynamman in Carmarthenshire, Wales. When he was 12 years old he left school and worked in a tin mill and coal mine. The rise of Adolf Hitler and the outbreak of World War II also marked a period of strong activity in Howells' ministry of intercession. The powerful intercessor, carried a Vision for the end time fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy concerning Israel. He founded a Bible college with 15 cents in his pocket.

Rees Howells, in the book "Intercessor" by Norman Grubb, is quoted as saying: "A prayer warrior can pray for a thing to be done without necessarily being willing for the answer to come through himself; and he is not bound to continue in the prayer until it is answered. But an intercessor is responsible to gain his objective, and he can never be free till he has gained it. He will go to any lengths for the prayer to be answered through himself.


A bible teacher in my life described the prayer process of deep intercession for souls as 1) identification, as you pray in tongues long enough for the Spirit of the Lord to cause you to "tap into" that place as Ezekiel, where you say: "I sat where they sat!" 2) agonization - You literally travail in the Spirit for their release from bondage, and for revelation to come to them from on high. 3) Jubilization which comes with the revelation or realization of the victory achieved through Yeshua haMashiach's/Jesus Christ's awesome holy name and power-You "break through" in the Spirit, and experience the heartfelt peace that the answer has been achieved!

"ADONAI, I am awed by your deeds. Bring your work to life in our own age, make it known in our own time; but in anger, remember compassion. (Habakkuk 3:2) "For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch." (Isaiah 62:1)


"God willed to make known among the nations the riches of the glory of this mystery which has been hidden from ages and generations but now has been revealed to his saints. It is Christ in you the hope of glory" (Col 1:26-27).

Sha vu ot is a harvest festival, that is also called the Feast of Pentecost. It was during this time of year, that the Ruach haKodesh/Holy Spirit was poured out in Acts 2:1-4, upon the Jews who had come to the city to celebrate the feast. At the end of the Apostle Peter's sermon which you can read in Acts 2:18-39, Peter drew the message to a close with an invitation. The import of this message today cannot be over-emphasized. Why? Because these instructions in Acts 2:38, are the heart of G-d for mankind, from those days to these.

Many today think the term "Christianity" means Catholic. When you speak to them of the Christian church, their mind immediately turns to the Roman Empire, and an endless succession of popes and bishops at Rome. This does not resemble what G-d's wonderous works at Sha vu ot, the Feast of Pentecost. The purpose of Sha Vo Ot and it's fulfillment on the Day of Pentecost is seen in Deut. 28:9, where we read:

"The Lord shall establish you unto Himself, as he has sword to you, if you keep his commandments and walk in his ways. And all the people of the earth will see that you are called by his name, and they will be afraid of you.

I believe this "fear that will fall upon the nations is a reverencial fear, because the presence of the Lord is in His people. It's the proper feeling one has toward godly authority.


The Gospel of Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ came to the Jew first during the season of Shavuot. Because one of the earmarks of Sha vu ot, is that it is a "Feast or a Festival (Celebration) of Revelation!!!" This "revelation" is the "Revelation of Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ."

Through repenting of sin, and receiving forgiveness, obeying instructions on being baptized in Messiah Yeshua's/Jesus name, and receiving the baptism in the Ruach haKodesh/Holy Spirit, you begin a life of walking in the Ruach/Spirit. Your heart becomes illuminated or enlightened with a "spirit of wisdom and revelation" in the knowledge of the Lord. (Eph. 1:17-18)

As you study the New Testament, you will see that from this New Testament Feast of Sha Vu Ot, believers in Messiah live by "revelation." I will talk more about walking in "revelation" in your own personal life, later in this article.

Here is the story of the true Judeo-Christianity, and of those who were experienced the "new birth" through Messiah's atoning sacrifice. They learned of and received the power of the Living Christ, when a Jewish apostle named Peter preached to them from the prophetic scriptures of the true fulfilling of prophecy on the Shavuot/Pentecost. (Acts 9:5, Acts 9:10-17,Acts 16:7) Speaking to a crowd from many nations who had gathered at Jerusalem of the prophetic promise to the Jewish Prophet Joel hundreds of years before.


Yeshua/Jesus said to them: Behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you... But tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high." (Luke 24:49) Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is a sabbath days journey from Jerusalem. And when they came in, they went into an upper room; where abode both Peter, and James, and John and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the Son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. And all these continued in prayer and supplication with the women, and Mary the mother of Yeshua/Jesus, and with His brethren." (Acts 1:12-14)

Yeshua ministered in many places. We are told that the synagogues were just one place. He also taught out doors. Or in people's homes. The instructions of Sha Vu Ot were that the disciples "wait, or tarry for the promise of the Father which they had heard of from Messiah. (Luke 24:49)So the first two chapters of the book of Acts, record this.

The Feast of Shavuot/Pentecost

Sha Vu Ot is the fourth feast. This second pilgrimage festival is known as "the festival of revelation". It falls in Sivan (May-June) As Hanukkah is a Festival of Light, Sha Vu Ot is a water festival, because G-d's word is compared to living water. Yeshua/Jesus said:

"He that believes on Me, out of his innermost bring shall flow rivers of living water. This He spoke of the Spirit... (John 7:38-39

Some Sephardic people celebrate Shavuot by throwing water on each other.

The Jewish Feast of Pentecost, was also called the Feast of First Fruits. It falls on the 50th day after the Passover. This feast reminds us, of G-d's power to produce spiritual fruit in the ground of the human human heart through salvation. The literal first fruits of the ground are merely the physical types or expressions of the true first fruits of the Ruach haKodesh/Holy Spirit.

The first fruits of the Ruach haKodesh/Holy Spirit are the "true believers" won to G-d by through His Son Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ, the firstborn of many brethren. (1 Cor. 15:20-23, James 1:18, Rev. 14:4) This feast is first of all, a festival of Thanksgiving to the Lord. A grateful response to G-d for blessing and providing the early harvest.


Yeshua/Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces much fruit. (John 12:23-24)

The Word became flesh and lived for a while among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth... No man has ever seen God, but God the only Son, who is at the Father's side, has made him known. (John 1:14, 18)

The Feast of First Fruits is found in Leviticus 23:9-14.

vs.9--And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

vs.10--Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

vs.11--And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be acceppted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

vs.12--And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the Lord.

vs.13--And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, and offering made by fire unto the Lord for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth art of an hin.

vs.14--And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

The ancient ceremony of presenting the Almighty with the firstfruits of the earth, is seen in Deut. 26:1-11, where two oven-baked loaves of hallah, or leavened bread form part of the wheat offering, (Lev. 23:15-17), in contrast to the unleavened matzah of weeks before. These represent the spiritual harvest of human souls both Jewish and Gentile. The experience recorded in Acts 2 was the early harvest, a kind of "firstfruits" of a greater latter day out-pouring of G-d's power as G-d continues to pour out of His Ruach/Spirit and the end-time harvest of souls is gathered in.

Shavuot is also a time for "night watch." An all night prayer meeting is customary. Or some devout Jewish people will stay up all night, during the first night of this holiday studying scripture. Greens are used to decorate, as symbol of harvest. These are also a reminder that the desert will be made to blossom.


"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

In looking into the out-pouring of promised spiritual rain at Pentecost, we see this aspect of Pentecost or Sha Vu Ot being a "Festival of Revelation." In Peter's words is disclosed the "Revelation of Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ," later seen in the Revelation or Unveiling of Messiah/Christ in the Apostle John's visions. This revelation of Messiah/Christ unlocked the hearts of 3000 at Pentecost, and it continues to add daily to the church such as will be saved!

"Ye men of Israel, hear these words...Yeshua/Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which G-d did by Him in the midst of you; as you yourselves know.

Him being delivered up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of G-d, you have taken and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

For David speaks concerning Him, "I saw the Lord always before my face; for He is at My right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover my flesh shall rest in hope because you will not leave my soul in hell, nor suffer your Holy One to see corruption... You have made known to Me the ways of life; you will make Me full of joy with your countenance.

Men and brethren, let me freely speak to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried and his sepulcre is with us to this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that G-d had sworn an oath to him, that of the *fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, He would raise up Messiah/Christ to sit on His throne.

He seeing this before, spoke of the resurrection of Messiah/Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither did his flesh see corruption. This Yeshua/Jesus has G-d raised up, whereof you are all witnesses. Therefore, being by the right hand of the Father exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Ruach haKodesh/Holy Spirit, He Yeshua (Jesus) has shed forth this which you now see and hear.

For David is not ascended into the heavens, but he said himself: "The Lord said unto my Lord: it on My right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool." Therefore let all the house of Israel know, assuredly; that G-d has made that same Yeshua/Jesus whom you have crucified, both Lord and Mashiach/Christ. (Acts 2:22-36)


This Acts 2:1-38 outpouring of Pentecost, was the origin of the early Judeo-Christian church which began in Jerusalem, where the promise of the Father which Yeshua/Jesus had spoken of in Luke 24:49, was poured out on the Day of Pentecost, upon the Jewish believers in Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ. This event was witness by men of many nations such as Galileans, Partheans, Medes, Elamites, Mesopotamians, Judeans, Cappadocians, dwellers from Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia in Egypt, those from Libya around Cyrene as well as strangers of Rome, Jews, proselytes, Cretes and Arabians. Peter, a Jewish apostle who had been with Yeshua/Jesus during his 3 1/2 year ministry, preached a message to the wondering crowd, basing it upon the prophetic passage of Joel 2:23:

Be glad then you children of Zion and rejoice in the Lord your G-d: for He has given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.

And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the cankerworm, and the catapiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your G-d, that has dealt wonderously with you: and My people shall never be ashamed."


We have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the Word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. (2 Corinthians 4:2)

The New Testament was penned by Jewish writers, under the inspiration of the HOly Spirit. These men possessed an understanding of Old Testament prophecy. Before there was a New Testament, these Jewish scholars began to teach and to preach the Gospel of Yeshua hamshiach. The Words For Revelation:
There are 5 Hebrew words for "revelation." These identify with the Greek term "apokalupsis": Massa, galah, eduth, chizzayon and mareh for the short title and Urim ve Thummim and uwth for the long title which is The Revelation of Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ. All of these words are found to be translated revelation in the Septuagint. Massa,galah, eduth, chizzayon, and mareh may be appropriately translated by the New Testament Greek title The Revelation of Yeshua hamashiach/Jesus Christ. The words urim ve thummim and uwth may also have been used in the phrase The Revelation of Jesus Christ. The word massa seems the most appropriate for it is often used as the title word to introduce the prophetic writings: Isaiah 1:1; Nahum 1:1; Habakkuk 1:1; Malachi 1:1. major Hebrew Old Testament verb related to revelation, galah, had the basic meaning "to uncover" and such derivative meanings as to show, to reveal, to make known.

Revelation is the activity of God whereby He makes Himself known. It is a personal self-disclosure. There is natural and special revelation. The Definition of "revelation:" 1.The Occurrence and Meaning of the New Testament (NT) Word: apocalypsis 1.The Greek word apocalypsis derives from the combination of apo (from) and calypsis (covering). 2.Literally, this word means: a disclosing/uncovering of something previously hidden 3.apocalypsis occurs 18 times in the NT. (See e.g., Galation 2:2 and Revelation 1:1)

2.Forms of Special Revelation 1.Personal Experience (Galatians 2:2) 1.Hearing an audible voice (like Samuel in 1 Samuel 3) 2.Having a dream (Joseph in Genesis 37) 3.Seeing a vision (Paul in Acts 16) 4.Being spoken to by an angel (Mary in Luke 1)

The number of those that responded according to Acts 2:38's clearcut message of salvation:

It shall come to pass in the last days says G-d, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams.

And on My servants and on My hand-maidens, I will pour out of My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in the heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, fire, and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood before the great and notable day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Expressed in this passage is a portent of the last days, the perilous times that will come, and the need to walk by the Ruach/Spirit. It's not an option, but a dire necessity. On the one hand there is the aspect of "The Revelation of Yeshua/Jesus Christ," and preaching Messiah's salvation to a lost and dying world. On the other, there is the divine protection afforded by hearing G-d's voice and walking in the Spirit. Those who "contrive" their own Pentecost, because they are unwilling to "Walk in G-d's ways, we out-lined in scripture. Or who lack the knowledge of how to do this, at best can only reproduce their lack of understanding, and rebellion in Christendom, as Korah and his band in Israel.

We read in Acts 4:4, that Peter and John spoke to the people, to priests,to the captain of the temple, and to the Sadducees, preaching Yeshua haMashiach's/Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead. Many of them which heard believed; and the number of the men was about 5000.

Obeying Jesus command that they be witnesses first in Jerusalem, then Judea, Samaria and the uttermost parts of the earth; daily in every house, the apostles ceased not to teach and to preach Messiah/Christ. (Acts 1:8, Acts 5:42)

Apostle Paul, seeking assistance from Peter in Jerusalem after conversion, states the following: "other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother" (Gal. 1:19). In time, James assumed the leadership of the Jerusalem church, originally held by Peter. Evidently, this was not achieved through a power struggle but by James' constancy with the church while Peter and other apostles traveled. In a Jerusalem conference called regarding Paul's Gentile mission, James presided as spokesman for the Jerusalem church (Acts 15).

James perceived his calling as to the "circumcised," that is, the Jews (Gal. 2:9), and is portrayed as loyal to Jewish tradition. He was, however, unwilling to make the law normative for all responding to G-d's new action in Christ. The death of James reportedly was at the order of the high priest Ananus, and was either by stoning (according to Flavius Josephus, first century historian of the Jews) or by being cast down from the Temple tower (after Hegesippus, early Christian writer, quoted by the third-century Christian historian Eusebius). These accounts of James's death (about A.D. 66), are not confirmed in the New Testament.


The New Testament Feast of Sha Vu Ot, was an invitation to all who to receive the salvation of Messiah, including the empowering by G-d to be His witnesses in all the earth. This invitation is still extended today. It's an invitation without regard of race or creed. But G-d commands obedience to His word. He states that there is salvation in no other name under heaven, than in the name of Messiah Yeshua/Jesus Christ. (Acts 4:10-12)

"Be it known to you all, and to the people of Israel; that by the name of Yeshua HaMashiach/Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you have crucified, whom God has raised from the dead, even by Him, does this man stand here whole.

This is the Stone which was set at nought by the builders ,which is become the head of the corner.

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

Some of the examples of the unity of the early church are seen in such verses as Acts 1:14, in which the women are not segregated during the time of prayer, as they await the promise of the Holy Spirit. Included in the 120 waiting for the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit, are Messiah Yeshua's/Jesus mother Mary, and other women. (Acts 1:14-16)

They continued stedfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, breaking bread from house to house.(Acts 2:42) They did not go out and start a new denomination because they disagreed with speaking in tongues, and did not feel it was necessary. Yet today, we have denominations who have done away with this aspect of Sha Vu Ot, and celebrate what they call "Whitsuntide," or Pentecost, without it! Sha Vu Ot is not and was never intended to be a denomination. It was cross cultural. G-d was gathering the scattered, that He might fulfill the promise:

"And David my servant shall be king over them, and they shall have one shepherd. They shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes and do them." (Ezek. 37:24)

SHA VU OT WAS AND IS NOT FALSE ECUMENICISM This message preached at the Feast of Sha Vu Ot, which we read of in Acts, was a uniting factor. This was not a "false ecumenicism," based on compromise; such as many embrace today, in which doctrine is unimportant. They say: We will put Christ as focus. But Messiah said: I am the truth, the life and the way, no man comes to the Father but through Me." How can you put Christ first, if you do not read the scriptures, and determine that you will obey them, over tradition if your traditions do not line up with the word of G-d?

During the Charismatic Movement, we see an absolute classic example of this. They sponsored parades, celebrations, and marches incorporating many demoninations. The Charismatic Catholics marched with banners reading: "To Yeshua/Jesus Through Mary!" This, is not what we see at the Feast of Sha Vu Ot, in the book of Acts. The trumpet did not give an uncertain sound there! The apostle Peter preached, commanding in Acts 2:38 what needed to be done to be saved. It was doctrine which united these believers. The apostles doctrine. 1) Repent. 2) Be baptized in the name of Yeshua for the remission of sins. 3) You will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 3000 responded to the drawing of the Ruach haKodesh/Holy Spirit of G-d, and they received exactly what was promised: Full and complete salvation, and power from on high to be witnesses first in Jerusalem, then in all Judea, Samaria and the uttermost parts of the earth. (Acts 1:8)


Yeshua/Jesus said: "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day. He saw it, and was glad!" (John 8:56) Hellenization was the revealing of Constantine as an antichrist in this earth. The term "Hellenization" (or Hellenisation) is a word used to describe the spread of ancient Greek culture, and, to a lesser extent, language. It is mainly used to describe the spread of Hellenistic civilization during the Hellenistic period following the campaigns of Alexander the Great of Macedon. The result of Hellenization was that elements of Greek origin combined in various forms and degrees with local elements, which is known as Hellenism. Persian culture had a decisive impact upon the emergence of Hellenism.

This was not the "new day" that God's Word prophesies of which spoke of the receiving of Messiah with joy and gladness of heart. It was a grievous era in which "wolves came in not sparing the flock," even as Rabbi Shaul/Apostle Paul prophesied!

"I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears....and remember the words of the Lord Jesus" -- the apostle Paul (Acts 20:29-31, 35)

A portion of the warfare advanced through Constantine's military campaigns, was a deployment doctrinally." Some of this was anti-semitic, which explains why Jewish apostles were omitted from the invitations he sent throughout the realm, inviting his "chosen" bishops to the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. The Emporer forced pagans to become baptized under threat of death. In heart many remained absolute pagans. The result was the church with so little discernment that light diluted with darkness, Christ with the spirit of Belial. This is totally contrary to the scriptural admonition: "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15) And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16) And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17) Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18) And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Cor. 6:14-17) Bishops were then recruited by Constantine as leaders of this Constantinian "New Age."

Like many emperors, he saw himself as god. He exercised absolute despotic rule over a religious world, who worshipped the ground he walked on. Or they paid with their lives. 1) Pride 2) Nicolaitanism 3) Kingdom building, 4) Babylonian organization 5) Compromise has plagued the church for centuries. A Door to Deception was opened, that moved the church away from God's divine order as outlined to the apostles in Acts 2:38, and continued by the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15, in which the Jewish apostles and leaders testified of their belief in Old Testament prophecy as relative to the work of the Lord:

The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the miraculous signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them. 13When they finished, James spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me. 14Simon has described to us how God at first showed his concern by taking from the Gentiles a people for himself. 15The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written: 16" 'After this I will return and rebuild David's fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, 17that the remnant of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things' 18that have been known for ages. (Acts 15:12-18)

G-d hates schism and division. Yet one of the strongest admonitions from the throne of God in scripture is found in 2 Corinthians 6:17-20. "Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. 18"I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." There is a vast difference between the principle of sanctification or biblical "separation" from sin and unrighteous, and separation unto God, and the schism which divides or genders the strife and "spirit of bondage" within the body of Yeshua/CHrist.

When Israel left Egypt, they were a unified people. It took all 12 tribes to take the land. Yet the bible records in Judges 5:15-18, in the Song of Deborah, that at this time, all Israel were not one heart. Some were of a mind to work others were not.

Satan uses schism and division to accomplish what he can accomplish no other way. Schism typified the environment of the kingdom that Emperor Constantine the Great was destined to inherit. Even the church of this era was divided. It was a "faulty" frame-work to begin with.

At Pentecost, the church was birthed. Like the church today, the surropunding cultures included cults and mystery religions such as that of " Isis, (Egyptian) Tammuz (Assyrian) and those of Greece. In the messages to the 7 Churches of Asia; Yeshua/Jesus is already rebuking them for drifting from their foundational teachings into "false doctrine."


Tradition states that the Jewish Apostle Peter also died as a martyr in Rome in the 60s. As long as the Jerusalem congregation and its leaders existed, the church had a Hebrew perspective and background. However, a catastrophic event happened to this congregation beginning in 66 AD. They were warned in advance of the coming fall of Jerusalem 70 AD. Around the time of James death, most of the brethren fled to a small city called Pella and their influence was greatly weakened.

This Jerusalem in which Yeshua/Jesus walked was destroyed by the Roman general Titus in A.D. 70 after zealous Jews revolted against Rome. Not one stone of the Temple building remained standing on another, and widespread destruction engulfed the city. �

The apostolic doctrine which went forth from Jerusalem has great theological significance. The four Gospels convey the central theme of the Christian faith: The crucifixion, and resurrection of the Lord Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ which took place in Jerusalem. New Testament writers emphasize Jerusalem. The Jewish Apostle John relates to us more than any other Gospel writer about Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ's visits to the city of Jerusalem during His earthly public ministry. The Apostle Luke, also Jewish; places the most emphasis upon the city of Jerusalem. In Luke's gospel, Luke, one of the 12 Apostles of the Lamb; opens with the marvellous announcement of the birth of Messiah. This was an incredible truth to these Jewish men, whose culture had now experienced relationship with their long awaited Messiah.

During Yeshua HaMashiahc/Jesus Christ's life on earth, he had visited Jerusalem with his step father Joseph, and mother Mary at age twelve. After his public ministry began, at one point He took Peter, James and John to the mount of transfiguration with Him, He spoke with Moses and Elijah of His departure (exodus) which He was to accomplish at Jerusalem. All of the resurrection appearances, which Luke records; took place at or near Jerusalem, and the disciples were instructed, as I said; to stay in the city of Jerusalem until they were empowered by God. This "empowering, occurred on the Day of Pentecost.

In Acts 1, the disciples asked if Yeshua/Jesus would bring in the kingdom at this time. Jesus spoke to them of the empowering of the Holy Spirit, and the necessity to expand the kingsom, first in Jerusalem, then in Judea, and the uttermost parts of the earth.

Jerusalem is seen then as the very epi-center of early Christianity. The very center of missionary activity among the disciples and apostles of Jesus Christ, which must extend into all the earth (Acts 1:8).

The Apostle Paul, who was commissioned by the Lord on a missionary journey from Antioch, looked to Jerusalem as the center of the earthly church. He remained in contact with the saints at Jerusalem, and brought them a sizable offering towards the close of his ministry. Jerusalem is spoken of in John's Apocalypse of Yeshua hamashiach/Jesus Christ, the book of Revelation.

Here in this book, the earthly Jerusalem appears for the final time after the thousand-year reign of Christ when the deceived nations, led by the temporarily loosed Satan, come against the beloved city and are destroyed by fire from heaven (Rev. 20:7-9).

The dispersion of the saints of the Jerusalem congregation left a leadership vacancy. By 70 AD, the disciples who had known Christ aged men, of their 60's or 70's. Who would fill this leadership vacuum? It would be gentile leaders with Greco-Roman backgrounds. Due to Paul's ministry to Gentiles, the church was had a predominently Gentile population from all over the Roman Empire.

It was now Jewish believers that were becoming a small minority within the church. The most natural location for church leadership to arise was in Rome! It was the capital of the Roman Empire. Rome was a veritable crossroads as a center of pagan religious tradition. It was the major city with power, money and influence. The congregation and leadership in Rome was gentile. Its converts were of Greek and Roman background and were educated in Greek culture and philosophy.


Beginning in Rome Gentile Christians were eager to separate themselves from any association with Jews. By 49 a.d. Emperor Claudius expelled the Jews from Rome because of riots. Other Christians were expelled because of their associations with the Messianic segment of the church. The Romans viewed all believers as a sect within Judaism.

In 63 a.d. Nero found that he could distinguish between Christians and Jews by blaming the Christians only for the fire that swept throughout Rome. In 62 a.d he married a Jewish proselyte. Rebellion broke out among Jews in 66-70 a.d. and kindled the anger of the emporer against the Jews. The Christian citizens of Rome wanted to avoid further persecution from .

In 69 a.d. Emperor Vespasien introduced the fiscus judaicus or (Jewish Fiscal Tax) on all Jews. They were the only religious group in Roman society required to pay such a tax. The tax increased dramatically under Emperor Domitian (81-96 a.d. Gentile Christian leaders in Rome desired to separate themselves in every possible way, from the Jews at this time. They wanted a distinction in the way they worshipped, and in doctrinal beliefs. Primarily, the Jewish apostles preached Jesus Christ, expounding on the prophetic scriptures. The feasts were always a major focus, as Jesus is prefigured in each of them. Other churches in the Roman Empire relied now on the leaders in Rome leadership and approval.

In later church history, most of the common people of Europe could neither read nor write, and only the clergy possessed copies of the scriptures? In the New Testament, the inspired word of the Lord flows from speaking of Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ as Creator, right into G-d's purpose in Messiah/Christ to bring forth a glorious church without spot or blemish, or any such thing.(Romans 8:22, Romans 1:20-25, I Peter 4:19)


The tall, 51 year old pagan Emperor who called the Council of Nicea together, was a worshipper of the sun-god. Under Emporer Constantine's reign, the official state religion was pagan sun-worship. His reign began with an edict of toloration the toloration which beagn to be gradually minimized, first toward Arians, then Jews, then women, and even toward the books of the bible themselves.

He commanded that "Sol Invictus" the "invincible sun," be prominently displayed on imperial banners and coinage of the realm. Until Constantine's decree, Messiah/Christ's birth was celebrated on January 6th, but Constantine arranged for December 25, which is the festival of Natalis Invictus, the birth or rebirth of the sun to be the commenoration of Yeshua/Jesus birth.

The Council of Nicea helped to establish the Nicolaitanism which followed, by defining the authority of bishops. This ultimately paved the way for the concentration of power in ecclesiastical hands. One year after the Council of Nicea; Constantine sanctioned the confiscation and destruction of all works which challenged "orthodox" teachings. He installed the bishop of Rome in the Latern Palace. And in 331 Constantine financed new copies of the bible.

The Council of Nicea in 325 a.d. was held as a veritable stage for Constantine to vaunt himself, before the bishops present. Had they cried: "Give us Barabus," it couldn't have been more evident. As much as some people call Emporer Constantine a "saint," He was not the "religious type." The man was a military stradegist. He waged war on his own family, suffocating his wife in a Roman bath, and having his own son Crispus put to death. He had his sister's son flogged to death, and her husband strangled.

The Council of Nicea, for all it's pomp and ceremony, is touted to be some sort of "save the day" event, but it was, in actuality; a bit of a circus with the opponents actually singing to each other like some sort of an operetta; their rhetorical remarks.

There's a certain humor to it all...Pagan sun-worship banners flying... Constantine, the Great Emporer, as the Master of Ceremonies, takes in the entire show, listening for weeks and monthes to wrangling bishops brought to the council at his own expense. The Emporer was responsible to feed and house these men.. Then at the end of his life, has himself baptized by the one of the chief proponents of the "heretical" party: Eusebius of Nicomedia.


"Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2nd Thessalonians 2:9,10).
"And my speech and my preaching were not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power" (1 Cor. 2:4)

So how glorious a "new and sun-lit morning" did the Council of Nicea create? The light is more like neon than sunlight. You would be amazed...Because Satan himself can transform himself into an angel of's the subtility of the serpent of Nicea written into the Nicean Creed itself:

The Nicean Creed We believe in one G-d, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, both seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God eternally begotten of the Father, G-d from G-d, Light from Light, true G-d from true G-d, begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven:
By the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died, and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.


1) One major complaint with regard to the Nicean creed, or any extra-biblical creed, is that they interject man-made concepts, and depart from the word of God, which is the foundation the wise man builds his house upon. The Council of Nicea in 325 a.d. formulated and espoused the creed, which went through numerous revisions. They burned any apostolic writings which did not agree with this document. From then on, the creed was the only test of true Christian orthodoxy. The ball began to roll, and within several centuries, those who were truly born again and Spirit filled, were being martyred in the Inquisition. You couldn't even say things like "I believe water baptism should be administered by immersion, or they placed you in a special chair over a tank and dunked you till you drowned. Why? Because this differed with the state church's (the majority rule) on credal orthodoxy.

If you did not conform, even though you were legally married, you were treated as if you were living wwith your mate outside of marriage. Your children were considered bastards, if they were not "baptized," though this is an unscriptural belief. Once the Council of Nicea was able to get a foothold, the Catholic church grew in power, bringing in the worship of relics, Mary (Quen of Heaven) worship and all manner of Catholic trappings. My advice is read your bible, memorize scripture, and this will do serious damage to the "spirit of apostacy" that has infiltrated the church and land. 2) In "The Nicean Creed," The Lord Yeshua/Jesus is called "The ONLY Son of G-d." Were it worded "The only begotten Son of G-d," we would all comprehend that it is speaking of the Saviour of the world, who died on the cross for all mankind. But with the recitation of creeds, comes a subliminal endoctrination, that can shape the masses. This was the stradegy of Satan through the Nicean Council.

This may not seem significant, but for the fact that the bible teaches us that Yeshua/Jesus died, that He might bring many sons unto glory. Romans speaks of the manifestation of the "sons of G-d." For hundreds of years, bible believing people have not moved into walking in the fulness of the stature of Messiah/Christ, because of this "endoctrination," which plants within the minds and hearts a false message. Don't let it happen to you. For now are we the sons of G-d, the bible says. And he that says he abides in Him, (Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ) ought also to walk, even as he walked. (I John 2:6)

) The creed states Yeshua/Jesus was/is "begotten not made." This phrase in itself sounds like gnosticism, because it denies Jesus as Son of Man. This "begotten not made" phrase is a misleading concept, which is not true. They do add the virgin birth in later. But this "begotten not made" phraseology is at best an unscriptural way to state Christ's deity. He is both. ..."In the fulness of time God sent forth His Son--made of a woman, made under the law, that he might redeem them that were under the law. That we might receive the adoption of sons. (Galatians 4:4)made of a woman."

3) Although I've been told that the term "Catholic" means universal, I could never bring myself to make the confession of my mouth: I believe in the Catholic church. This is primarily because of the errors taught by the Roman Catholic church. It presents another Jesus and another gospel, such as Apostle Paul warned of. Moreover, the title" The Holy Catholic church is really a misnomer. The Catholic church is not holy, by the biblical definition.

Here the Harlot has enthroned herself, calling herself "Christian."

4) The Catholic church doesn't believe in the real "apostolic church." If they did, they would confess apostolic doctrine as faith and true witnesses, and live as if what the apostles taught was truth.

5) The creed says: We believe in ONE GOD, the Father Almighty." In Rev. 1:8, Yeshua/Jesus calls Himself "YESHUA haMASHIACH THE ALMIGHTY! THE ONLY WISE GOD"

Isaiah 9:6

6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon [4] his shoulder, and his name shall be called [5] Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

"Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, ... and to the King of the ages, the incorruptible, invisible, only wise God, is honour and glory forever and ever amen!" 1 Timothy 1:17)
Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us." 9Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? 10Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. 12I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. (John 14:8)

"Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person." (Hebrews 1:3)

If the trinity teaches that there are 3 persons of G-d, does this mean that there are "two or three ONLY WISE GODS? Two or three Almighties?" Messiah testifies saying:

"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, says the Lord. Which was and is and is to come, THE ALMIGHTY."The term "Almighty" implies the sum total of God, and the fulness of the G-dhead, which scripture declares is revealed "in haMashiach/Christ." God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by/in his Son..." (Heb 1:1) For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily

In Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ dwells all the fulness of the godhead in bodily form. (Colossians 2:9) (Colossians 2:9)

It is high time that the corporate church left off with man-made creeds, for some are inspired by the seducing spirits warned of in G-d's word and are become the doctrines of devils.(I Tim. 4:1) The focus of the New Testament is "ONE G-D," not the Catholic tradition of three persons of God. G-d's word warns of the Harlot system, Mystery Babylon: "Come out of her, my people, that you be not partaker of her plagues." (Rev. 18:4)

Memorize scripture, and passages of the bible, as the early Jewish apostles of the church, such as Stephen; committed chapters of the bible to memory. I would add that an "anti-semitic spirit" was one of the other factors that contributed to the weakening and apostacy of the church.

The church began with the Judeo heritage of Jewish apostles who had a total belief in ONE G-D, for they were commanded by God to recite "THE SHEMA:" Hear O Israel, the Lord your G-d is ONE LORD."

These men were thoroughly instructed in the holy scriptures, and very familiar with the Messianic promises, concerning Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ.

Many of these Jewish apostles, prophets and teachers were martyred. As time progressed, anti-semitism was openly taught by the bishops and so called "church fathers."

The writings of the so-called apostolic fathers followed by the early church fathers began to center on Greco-Roman philosophy. It differs greatly from the doctrines and philosophy revealed in the book of Acts. What historical events happened to produce this dramatic change?


Constantine viewed himself as, and left instructions when he died, that it be inscribed on his tomb; that he was to be remembered as the 13th Apostle of the Lord Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ. The bible warns of those "who love the preeminence." On the day of Pentecost, 22 May, Constantine died at Nicomedia, still wearing the white robes of a Christian neophyte. His body was escorted to Constantinople and lay in state in the imperial palace. His sarcophagus was then placed in the Church of the Holy Apostles, as he himself had directed; it was surrounded by the memorial steles of the Twelve Apostles, making him symbolically the thirteenth Apostle.

He was responsible for the fact that there were known or so-called heretics among those who sat at the Council of Nicea and signed the Nicean Creed. He paid the expenses of the voters at the Nicean Council, and gave lavish gifts, much like has happened in past presidential campaigns, to achieve certain goals. Some scholars have written on the anti-semitism which was so prevelent at the time of the Nicean Council in 325 a.d, stating that of the hundreds of church leaders in attendance, not one was Jewish. This no doubt was due to the blatent presence of idolatry in these religious sessions. It was at this Nicean council that the first Edict of the "Venerable Day of the Sun" was established.

But do you realize that Isaiah (9:6) prophesied that Yeshua's/Jesus name would be called "The Everlasting Father?" or that the Holy Spirit speaks through the mouth of Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ today, and not of Himself? (Acts 9:5, 9:17, Acts 16:7 (Greek says "The Spirit of Yeshua/Jesus" Rev. 2-3) But G-d has promised that the path of the just shall shine brighter and brighter till the perfect day...We are involved in a great "spiritual battle" between the forces of darkness and the "True Light."

"...The True Light, which lights every man that comes into the world. He was in the world and the world was made by Him; and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of G-d, even to them that believe on His name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of G-d. (John 1:9) Yeshua/Jesus said: "He that has seen Me has seen the Father..."

Having researched this Council of Nicea which occurred in 325 a.d, I observe that the seeds of change were planted here for much more than many ever discuss. But from scripture, I believe that "in the beginning God created...(Genesis 1:1) G-d who has no beginning nor end created the heavens and the earth and all that is therein...Then that same G-d, the Almighty, Sovereign and Eternal Rock, and King, robed Himself in flesh and we call this the incarnation. Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ existed as "G-d" but He did not come into existence as "the Son of Man" till the "fulness of time..." when He was made under the law and born of woman, whom the power of the Highest had over-shadowed...


Our Great God & Saviour!

God's Word contains the truth of the dealings with His people, of the deeds and miracles of our great G-d and King and the extension of His territory as the influence of His covenant people saw a rapid expansion throughout all the earth...And of the Stone cut out without hands, that will smite the "idolatrous image" (The image of the beast, which was authored by the beast) on the feet, and will break them in pieces. And the iron, the clay, the silver, and the gold; broken to pieces together, shall become like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind of G-d shall carry them away, that no place will be found for them. And the Stone that smote the image and that became a great mountain (kingdom) will continue to spread throughout the earth. (Dan. 2:34-35)

Every kingdom has a territory and a throne, and subjects...And every kingdom has an opposing kingdom that is determined to conquer and to usurp the throne, and to make the subjects "it's captives."

G-d is raising the fallen tabernacle of David in these last days that the residue or remnant (from kataloipos, meaning: "remaining;" which is taken from two Greek words: 1)left down 2)behind) might seek after the Lord, and the Gentiles upon whom G-d's name is called. The two sticks will be one in the hand of the Lord.

When "prophetic speech" is used, it is often used as an allegory. When I use this "two sticks" terminology, it that you will understand only the "oneness" concept, of the body of Christ in covenant relationship with the Lord Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ. Not the fragmented, dis-jointed, disunified people Satan has tried to produce. This was so rebuked by the apostles teaching. Paul who baptized believers "into Yeshua's/Jesus name." (Acts 19:5) said:

Now I say this, that everyone of you says: I'm of Cephus, and I'm of Apollos, and I'm of Christ. Is Messiah/Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? (1 Cor. 1:12) With the phrase "everyone of you, you get the idea that this problem was wide-spread in the church of Corinth. For Yeshua/Jesus said:

How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. (Mark 3:24)

He that is joined to the Lord is "one Spirit." (1 Cor. 6:17) The church was created to be "one body through Yeshua haMashiach/Christ Jesus." In actuality, there has been warfare against this type of unity. The Day of Pentecost saw this "glorious unified church with oneness of purpose." The end-time church must be as glorious, and more so---doing the "greater works Yeshua/Jesus promised we would do. For though we do not have the original 12 living Apostles of the Lamb in our midst, we have their God-breathed writings to form the New Testament, and we have the Great Apostle Himself, who laid the foundations of the church, with His own blood.

The "hands of Zerubabbel"(i.e. Mashiach/Christ) laid the foundations of the house, and His hands also shall finish it.

"Who are you O great mountain? Before Zerubabbel you shall become a plain; and He shall bring forth the capstone (Not a headstone like a grave-stone) thereof with shoutings, crying: Grace, grace unto it!" (Zech. 4)


"Yeshua/Jesus answered: It is written, you shall not tempt the Lord your G-d. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season." (Greek: A more opportune season)

Where the Jerusalem Council succeeded marvellously in warding off the Satanic assault against them, the church failed miserably in later years, allowing Satan to come in like a flood. Why? This was due to a major lack of discernment on the part of church leaders, as well as the congregations themselves.

What the devil could not swallow in one gulp, he decided to take "bite by bite," and over the next 300 years, Satan built the infra-structure for demonic takeover using "who else," but deceived church leaders to do it. But lets discuss the Jerusalem Council first.

In the days of the early church, Satan's military stradegy was to spread heresies throughout the fledgling church, through the deployment of "sectarian spirits" which arrayed themselves against the early Christian church.

The strongman in this was the "spirit of doctrinal controversy." You can read more about this spirit in Derek Prince books, because he and some ministers dealt with this spirit during a period of revival.

As the early church spread and churches were being planted; God used the truth of the "Tabernacle of David," to prevent a major church split, or polazation into camps, or sects. The doctrine of the Tabernacle of David is the very infra-structure of the kingdom of G-d. It's framework is the "doctrine of the G-dhead" itself. Here is the scriptural New Testament account of this:


And certain men which came down from Judea taught the brethren, saying: Except you be circumcized after the manner of Moses, you cannot be saved." Apparently these were Jews. Paul and Barnabus had a major confrontation with these "Judaisers," and it was decided that certain other of them should go to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders with this question.

When they arrived in Jerusalem, they were received by the church, and the elders and apostles there. A council was called together, and Peter arose, saying: "Men and brethren, you know how that a good while ago; G-d made choice among us that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the world of the gospel and believe.

And G-d which knows the hearts bare them witness, giving them the Ruach haKodesh/Holy Ghost like He did us, and putting no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. Now why tempt G-d to put a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither you not your fathers could bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Yeshua haMashiach/Jesus Christ; we shall be saved even as they." (Acts 15)

At the Jerusalem Council, there was silence after the Apostle Peter spoke. Then James received what appeared to be a clear-cut "word of knowledge" from G-d Himself, from the scriptures. And here is the word which allowed the gospel to go forward, with a unified church.

James answered:

Simeon has declared how G-d at first visited the Gentiles to take from among them a people for His name. And this agrees with the words of the prophets: "After this, I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: That the remnant might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom My name is called, says the Lord who does all these things. Known of G-d are all His works from the beginning of the world." (Acts 15)

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