|* Wine or Swine
Of Which Should We Partake?
Many Christians today say Father doesn't want we Christians to drink any alcohol, some even say we shouldn't even drink wine; but, yet, they say it is OK to eat pork products. Likewise also, there are many church houses today which serve only grape juice, and not wine during the partaking of communion, there also are many Christians which refuse wine thinking Father wouldn't want wine or alcohol to pass their lips; yet, again, there are many Christians who believe Jesus' first miracle of turning the water into wine at the wedding ceremony in John chapter 2 was non-alcoholic wine.
As will be evidenced in Father's Word below; Every God fearing, (read that "revering") God loving Christian—unless unable to do so because of the disease of alcoholism—should partake of pure fermented wine during communion and even a little (a thimble full or so) with their evening meal; but, should never eat any pork products, Why? Because they are an abomination to our Father as; He created them to clean His earth of dead animals and things; not for us to eat, just like the vultures, and I know you'd never even consider eating one of those. When we eat them we become sick, why? Because they contain the poisons which they consumed when they cleansed His earth; and therefore, when we eat them, we also eat and consume the poisons. Therefore, it is a sin to our health; not to our death, when we partake of unclean foods which are listed in Leviticus 11.
We'll even discover while reading Father's Word below that there are those who will NOT ever drink wine, and who they are. So, let's go to Father's word and see what He says; but, before we do:
With that introduction being said, let's go to Father and ask Him for His Blessings on our Study of His Word: "Father, we come to you right now to thank you for inviting us to Your table in order that we might be able to partake of and receive Your Spiritual Meat, and Father, as we prepare to dine on the sustenance which sustains our inner man, we ask that You Oh LORD open our ears and eyes, that we might be able to hear and see your Truths, open our hearts and minds and prepare us in order that we may receive Your Truth. We Pray for Your Understanding of Your Word, we seek Your Knowledge in Your Word, and Most importantly Father, we Pray for and Desire Your Wisdom from Your Word, in Yeshua's Precious name we Pray, Thank You Father, Amen.”.
We'll start in the Old Testament and go first to the Book of Leviticus:
Leviticus 10:8 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying, -> Notice, Father spoke directly to Aaron, and not Moses here. Aaron has already been consecrated as the High Priest; and it is for this reason He is addressing Aaron here; that, plus He is giving Aaron the rules concerning he and his sons, who will be Father's Priests.
Leviticus 10:9 "Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: -> What did Father just command? Did you read the entire verse? He commanded that they NOT drink wine or strong drink when they go into the Sanctuary in order to minister unto Him or to the People. In other words, whenever they are performing their priestly duties they are not allowed to be in an inebriated state. Not that they could never partake of wine or strong drink. That's really quite easy to understand. Why? Because as we learned at the beginning of this Chapter,—had we started there—Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu were both called Home to Father because they did just the opposite as Father Commanded here. During the night He consecrated them as His Priests, they partook of strong drink, and the next morning when they went in to minister unto Father, they offered "strange fire," in other words, in their drunkenness they had allowed the fire for Father's Altar to go out, and when they tried to re-ignite it, they used whatever they could quickly find, and that happened to be buffalo chips or something thereabouts, which angered Father.
When ye go...=Why else did Father not want the Priesthood to drink wine or strong drink when going into the Sanctuary? Because if they drank strong drink, it would lend to their then getting the flesh into the worship of Him. The exception implies the rule. Nothing may be done to excite or stimulate the flesh in the sanctuary; neither drink within, nor music without, nor sensuous surroundings. The old nature,—the flesh—must not be stimulated by moving scenes or mere human eloquence. All “must be" of the spirit! See also John 4:24: John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth..
Let’s look at these two words “wine,” and “strong drink” in their original language. In the Strong’s Concordance, we find that they are Hebrew words H3196 and H7941 respectively: H3196, - יין, - yayin, pronounced - yah'-yin, and means: From an unused root meaning to effervesce; wine (as fermented); by implication intoxication: - banqueting, wine, wine [-bibber]., now let’s look at H7941: H7941, - שׁכר, - shêkâr, pronounced - shay-kawr', and means: From H7937; an intoxicant, that is, intensely alcoholic liquor: - strong drink, + drunkard, strong wine.. As we see, this does follow Law here as; it was intoxication which led to the sin of Nadab and Abihu.
Leviticus 10:10 And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between clean and unclean: -> It is very important to our Father that every one of His priests, or those who claim that “He led them to their calling,” know the difference between Holy and unholy, Clean and unclean; things Acceptable to Him and things which are not acceptable.
Leviticus 10:11 And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses."" -> Then we find in Numbers 6, that when a person has separated themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, they are not to partake of wine or strong drink. We even find that strong wine to be poured unto the LORD for drink offerings in Numbers 28; so, let's turn there next:
Numbers 28:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Numbers 28:2 "Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, 'My offering and My bread for My sacrifices made by fire, for a sweet savor unto Me shall ye observe to offer unto Me in their due season.' -> This offering is the Korbin offering that is a sacrificial present that is offered up to Father.
When are they offered up? In their due season—moed in the Hebrew—meaning, “at their appointed times.”
Father will direct them, and us, what it is that He wants us to sacrifice unto Him. And it is He Who directs what He wants us to sacrifice to Him, not allowing us to determine what we think it should be. Man has no right to say, ”This is what I want to sacrifice.” What is our sacrifice today? Our Love and obedience to Him, and our Studying to gain knowledge of Him — Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than your burnt offerings..
Numbers 28:3 And thou shalt say unto them, 'This is the offering made by fire which ye shall offer unto the LORD, two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual burnt offering. -> Every day they were to offer up a lamb without spot for a continual Burnt Offering, “Olah” in Hebrew. In the Strong’s Concordance this is Hebrew word number: H5930, - עלה, עולה, - ‛ôlâh, ‛ôlâh, pronounced - o-law', o-law', and means: Feminine active participle of H5927; a step or (collectively stairs, as ascending); usually a holocaust (as going up in smoke): - ascent, burnt offering (sacrifice), go up to. See also H5766 (morally evil, evilness, unrighteousness)..
In verses v28:3-31, we’ll see the particular offerings that Father wants the children of Israel to offer up to him: the Daily, Sabbatic, Monthly, Paschal and the Firstfruits. Verses v28:3-8 are the Daily sacrifices and the requirements thereof. What is offered? A lamb of the first year without spot or blemish (symbolic of Christ.)
Numbers 28:4 The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning, and the other lamb shalt thou offer at even; [28:5] A tenth part of an ephah of flour for a meat offering, mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil. [28:6] It is a continual burnt offering, which was ordained in Mount Sinai for a sweet savor, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD. -> This is offered up every day, one lamb in the morning and one at dusk. Let’s see what Father wants offered up with these lambs.
Let’s compare this with Exodus 29:39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even: -> And we’ll compare this with what the New Testament says: Hebrews 9:6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. -> When Father directed to Moses and Aaron what He wanted the priests to do, then the priests carried out those instructions as their duties. We must remember that those instructions that were given to Moses and Aaron during Old Testament times were only a forerunner to what Immanuel (God with us) would become as Christ for us starting with the New Testament, and how we should do things today. Hebrews 9:7 But into the second went the high priest alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the errors of the people: -> Father is so very good to us! The priests—Levites—could all enter in to the Holy place to carry out their duties; but, only the High Priest could enter through that vail into the Holiest of Holies, and he could only do that once a year, on the Day of Atonement. And before he offered up the sacrifices (shed blood from a sacrificed animal) for our sins, he had to offer up the sacrifices (shed blood from a sacrificed animal) for his own sins. Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness for sins. Keep in mind, if the High Priest erred in anything while in the Holiest of Holies, he would be struck dead. These were all the Old Testament requirements and this took place once a year and it was a most sacred time. There were also daily requirements that had to be met, once in the morning and once at dusk.
Keep in mind that we are comparing the Old Testament temple and tabernacle with what Father has now established through Himself when He came as Immanuel and His new covenant, New Testament — Christ. When Father came as Immanuel and gave us His New Covenant, all the required ordinances of sacrifices were done away with. He is the ultimate sacrifice and He,—as sinless—offered up His blood to wash away our sins and at the same time, ripped that vail from top to bottom so that we no longer need a High Priest to enter in and offer up sacrifices for us. We ourselves—unlike the catholics believe—can go directly to Father and repent of our sins and He will forgive us. Hebrews 9:8 The Holy Spirit this signifying, that the way into the Holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: -> When Father brought in and established the second, New Covenant, He tore down that old non-effectual first Covenant. Why do I say “non-effectual”? Because in a sense it was in effectual because the first thing Christ did after He was crucified, was go to those that came in the flesh before Him and gave them the opportunity to accept Him. Father YHVH would have been unfair and considered unfair had He not through Christ offered up that opportunity, thus making the first covenant ineffectual. When that first covenant was tore down, that vail separating the Holiest Place from the Holiest of Holies too was torn down, from top to bottom. Hebrews 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience: -> There is no way that any high priest could go before the altar of God and offer an offering of gifts or blood sacrifices to God, which would clear the conscience of any person. Only Christ could do that, and that is what He did during those three days in the grave. Jesus' sacrifice was given once for all times, while all other sacrifices in the Old Testament required an annual trip to the Temple. Hebrews 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances imposed on them until the time of reformation. -> Though these priests and high priest went through all these washings, sacrifices of meats and drinks, and followed all the ordinances of animal sacrifice daily and every year, it was still not enough. Men liked to keep on adding their traditions to God's Word as, because it made them feel more religious in their ceremony rituals, as they do even to this day. Jesus told us in Colossians 2:16 Let no man judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days. -> Why? "Which are a shadow of things to come but the body is of Christ." Review the rest of the chapter of Colossians 2, to get a better and full understand of this. Hebrews 9:11 But Christ being come an High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building: -> Everything that man's hand touches sooner or later falls apart, just look at this country and our government. However this new tabernacle that Christ built, the many membered body of Christ, was not built with man's hands. Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the Holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. -> The blood of Christ ended the use of that Holy of Holies, the mercy seat, and all the offerings and sacrifices that were required under the law. Because of our Father coming in the Flesh, we now can go directly to Him to talk with Him and also to ask forgiveness for our sins, no longer is a priest needed. Let’s return now to Exodus 29 before we return to Numbers 28: Exodus 29:40 And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering. Exodus 29:41 And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD. Exodus 29:42 This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you to speak there unto thee..
Numbers 28:7 And the drink offering thereof shall be the fourth part of an hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shalt thou cause the strong wine to be poured unto the LORD for a drink offering." -> The rest of the verses in Numbers 28 continues the different offerings offered unto Father.
In Judges 13 we again find one place, this time, a woman who was praying for Father to bless her with a son, and the Angel of the LORD appeared unto her and said she should not drink wine or strong drink because her son was going to be under the vow of a Nazarite from her womb; of course, this child she bare was Samson. Again in I Samuel 1 we find another woman in a like situation, and this woman's child's name was Samuel.
So, as we see, Father YHVH isn't against wine or strong drink, He just doesn't want us to partake if we are a priest AND performing our Priestly Ministrial duties; going to be vowing the vow of a Nazerite; or to over indulge.
Now let's turn to the New Testament and read what Jesus has to say. We'll start with Jesus' first miracle in John 2.
John 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there. -> If Jesus' mother was there, one of the marriage participants had to be a friend of the family. In a spiritual sense, this wedding is symbolic of our upcoming wedding ceremony to our bridegroom: Christ.
John 2:2 And both Jesus was called and His disciples to the marriage. -> Again one of the participants knew Jesus and the disciples.
John 2:3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto Him, "They have no wine." [2:4] Jesus saith unto her, "Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come." -> Sadly some biblical scholars think Jesus is being smart mouthed here; but, He isn't, He is informing His mother Mary that it isn't yet time for Him to be performing miracles.
John 2:5 His mother saith unto the servants, "Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it." -> Mary knows who Jesus is and what miracles He can perform, we can also see from this verse that she has some authority here because the servants listen to her commands.
John 2:6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. -> These waterpots were clean and purified. A firkin was about nine gallons; so, each waterpot could hold between 18 and 27 or so gallons of liquid. So, let's just say that there was approximately 20 gallons in each waterpot and there were six pots bringing our total to about 120 gallons of wine. These pots were actually used to cleanse a person (get it) and the liquid that went into them was water. So spiritually speaking, the water changes into a new substance, wine (the blood of Christ) which cleanses our soul.
How and why is this? Allow us to look at the whole process of fermentation: it is through the process of fermentation, i.e., fermentating the grape juice works from within, and all the infirmities within the juice are brought to the surface and discarded (just as our sins are discarded when we repent.) The juice is completely cleansed just like it is with us when we are covered by Christ's life-giving purified blood. Christ is the Vine, we are the branches of That Vine, His blood is the juice that flows to and into us giving us life. So, just as these waterpots and water cleansed a person on the outside, Christ's blood cleanses us on the inside.
John 2:7 Jesus saith unto them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim. [2:8] And He saith unto them, "Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast." And they bear it. -> Jesus also holds sway over these servants and they listen to Him when He says to take it to the governor. The governor was the person to whom the overseeing of the wedding ceremony fell upon. The governor (overseer) was also the one who sampled the wine in order to see which wines would be served in which order, usually the best first and worse last. After all parts of the ceremony were ready the wedding then began. In this wedding however, they had already ran out of what they thought was the "good" wine and needed more; so, this new wine which Christ had just turned to from water is then brought to the governor for sampling.
John 2:9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom. -> There are some that think this was grape juice or non-alcoholic wine but the word 'wine' as used here in the Strong's Concordance is Greek word number G3631, - οἶνος, - Oinos, pronounced - oy'-nos, and means: A primary word or perhaps of Hebrew origin [H3196] (which is yayin; from an unused root meaning to effervesce; wine (as fermented); by implication intoxication.); so, this yayin is pure, in other words it has been fermented and all the impurities have been removed as like the blood of Christ.
Symbolically speaking, our upcoming wedding in which Christ is our bridegroom, the supplier for our wine is Jesus and the governor is Father Himself.
John 2:10 And saith unto him, "Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now." -> The overseer of the wedding fest just told the bridegroom that he saved the best wine for last which was unusual for the time because, at this time they set out the best wine first to get everybody "well drunk" (in the Strong's Concordance, this is Greek word number G3184, - μεθύω, - methuō, pronounced - meth-oo'-o, and means: From another form of G3178; to drink to intoxication, that is, get drunk: - drink well, make (be) drunk (-en).) and after everybody was "well drunk"; then they would bring out the cheap wine.
It is Jesus' blood and body which gives us our life, and He said we should partake of His body and His blood.
Let's now turn to the Gospel of Matthew:
Matthew 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." -> Here, our Lord is showing us how to partake of Holy Communion. This bread is symbolic of His body which He will give up for us. It was His body that took the stripes when they led Him to the whole band of soldiers in the common hall of judgment in Matthew 27, so that, as believers on Him, we receive the healing.
Matthew 26:27 And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink ye all of it; [26:28] For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. -> The first thing Jesus does is thank Father for the cup of His life-giving blood. Our word "thanks" as used here is in the Strong's Concordance, Greek word number G2168, - εὐχαριστέω, - eucharisteo, pronounced - yoo-khar-is-teh'-o, and means: To be grateful, that is, (actually) to express gratitude (towards); specifically to say grace at a meal. This is the new covenant, the covenant that is between Christ and His church. The old covenant was with the blood of animals offered by a high priest who himself had to offer sacrifices for his own sins; while, the new covenant is with the blood of the One who IS the High Priest. We can compare this with what Paul wrote in Hebrews 9: Hebrews 9:11 But Christ being come an High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; -> Everything that man's hands touches sooner or later falls apart. This new Tabernacle, being from Father, was therefore, free from man's hands, and as such, man's hands could not touch the building of Father, which of course is, the body of Christ. In Revelation 21 we read that in the eternity, there is no temple building, why? Because Father and the Son, Jesus Christ, are the Temple there of. [9:12] Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. -> Unlike the High Priest(s) Aaron and his sons, Jesus didn't need to first use the blood of goat and calves in order to repent of His sins before asking for the redemption of the people's sins. He gave up His life and blood on that Cross in order to give redemption to them. He is our salvation. [9:13] For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: [9:14] How much more shall the blood of Christ, Who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? -> Here, Paul is telling us that, if this would do it then there would be no need of Christ's sacrifice, and the Holy Spirit would not have come. The Holy Spirit did not come from the spirit of a goat, or any other animal. The Holy Spirit came as promised by Jesus Christ, and came only after the shedding of His blood. You don't need to shine up the brass of the temple ever, or partake in any of the ritual, as; salvation comes only by the Blood of Christ, and through the working of the Holy Spirit of Father. The "Eternal Spirit" is the Holy Spirit. That offering which was given on our behalf, which is the Blood of Christ, was without spot, and He offered it up in obedience to our Heavenly Father. You purge your conscience for all of your dead works and sins in order that you can serve the One and Only True Living God, our Father, ELOHIM. Therefore, get those old ceremonies, customs and traditions which you have been taught by man, out of your mind, and get your mind on The Perfect Sacrifice, Jesus Christ. When you purge your conscience for any sin under the Blood of Christ, it means that it has been completely blotted out of the memory of Father forever. You will never stand in any judgment for that sin because it is forgiven by God's love for you. When you think you’re too bad for repentance and Father can't forgive you, that is blasphemy and saying that the blood of Christ was not sufficient to cover all sins. [9:15] And for this cause He is the Mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. -> Why?, Let's listen to Paul finish his telling of it: [9:16] For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. -> Someone must die in order for the Will to become operative. It was for the cause of the sacrifice of Christ that Jesus Christ became our Mediator of the New Testament. His death fulfilled the requirements of the Old Testament blood ordinances. If we, the Elect and saved of God are to receive the promises of our eternal inheritance; then, the One that named us in His Testament must first die. When Christ died on the cross, then every part of that New Testament, which is the Will of God, can be claimed exactly as the inheritance of a will can be claimed upon that person's death. In other words, if the one making the will does not die, there is no inheritance. However Christ did die on that Cross for us, and we do inherit every last part of His Will. That Will is every promise that is stated in His Word, which is His Will. Many of the promises within that will have conditions, such as "if" you do some work or a particular thing then you can expect a certain blessing to come your way. Today many Christians like to overlook the conditions, and chase out to declare a promise and expect Father to fulfill that blessing or wealth just as a matter of their stating the promise. They like to rewrite the will that Father has put together, and that isn't how it works. Today many also like to steal from Father, and take what is not rightfully theirs. They take the blessings of wealth, and withhold His portion, the tithe. They forget that the tithe is the Lord's, and it comes off the top, and not the bottom. They forget that the tithe goes to where they get their Spiritual Bread, for the tithe is all part of that will that our Lord has given to us. [9:17] For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength as all while the testator liveth. [9:18] Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. -> It is because of Christ that the old covenant and all those required sacrifices are done away with. With the new covenant that we now enjoy, we observe it when we partake of communion as Jesus is showing us in these verses. The communion IS OUR PASSOVER.
Matthew 26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom." -> This is our Lord's promise to us, that He WILL RETURN to us at the Second Advent. The disciples who were present with Jesus, took the cup and drank it, and with that being done, it sealed all the promises Jesus made with them and also to us living today. The partaking of communion whenever they gathered after Jesus' death was the one thing the disciples did and taught other Christians to do in order to remember the sacrifice that He made for them and us.
So, we see that, we should partake of Pure Fermented Wine during the partaking of Comunion. Let's see what else Father says concerning wine.
Father, through Timothy, also told us in I Timothy 5, we could partake of a small amount of wine to sooth our stomachs: I Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. "Drink no longer water" in the Strong's Concordance, is Greek word number G5202, - ὑδροποτέω, - Hudropoteo pronounced - hoo-drop-ot-eh-o, and means: to be a water drinker, that is, to abstain from vinous beverages., our word wine in this verse, is again, Greek word number G3631 Oinos" the same word used in John 2:9 above.
With what we have now just learned, lets now learn who stays away from wine, and I want you to pay attention and think deep on this. Turn with me to the Book of Jeremiah. Our Father is so very good to us! You see, He inserted a Chapter in Jeremiah to identify for us, who we are to be aware of during these last days; what they teach, and what traditions they up hold. "WATCH Watchmen WATCH."
Jeremiah 35:1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying, -> This is Our Jeremiah the prophet of God, we'll see a different Jeremiah in a little bit; so, stay focused and on guard.
Jeremiah 35:2 "Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink." -> First off, who are the Rechabites; it's important, do you know? Likewise also, it is important to know WHY Father wants Jeremiah and us to know all this information. Let's turn to I Chronicles 2 and read what He wants to show us: I Chronicles 2:55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez (Jerusalem); the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab. -> These are some of the peoples Father wanted the Israelites to utterly destroy upon entering into Canaan, the Promised Land. They were part of the nethinims that the Levites brought in to do their chores. But, let's see who these "kenites" are: in the Strong's Concordance, we find it is Hebrew word number H7017, - קינ’, קיני, - qêynı̂y, or qı̂ynı̂y, pronounced - kay-nee', or kee-nee', and means Patronymic from H7014; a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin., now let's look at word H7014 and we find that it is: H7014, - קין, - qayin, pronounced - kah'-yin, and means: Kajin, the name of the first child, also a place in Palestine, and of an oriental tribe: - Cain, Kenite.. So, they were the offspring of Cain! Does that matter? What do you think Father is trying to show you here?!!! It definitely does matter. Why you say? Listen to what He has to say.
Jeremiah 35:3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites; -> This Jeremiah is NOT our Jeremiah, this ones father's name is "Habazaniah." Our Jeremiah's father's name is Hilkiah, which we can find in Jeremiah 1:1. If we don't pay attention, things can get confused pretty quickly, they—Cain's offspring—named their children in like names for that very reason. Go back to the Book of Genesis and see how the names of Cain's offspring closely matched those of Seth's, and it wasn't because of "just wanting to sound similar," it was deliberate in order to keep us confused. But, listen to Father:
Jeremiah 35:4 And I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door. -> Our Jeremiah brought these kenites into the deepest chambers of Father's house, let's continue and see what he did with them once he did so:
Jeremiah 35:5 And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, "drink ye wine." -> After bringing them into the deepest chambers, Jeremiah the prophet had pots of wine and cups brought in so they could partake, let's see if they do. But, before we do, do you think it matters? Remember, we are the branches of the Vine, which is to say Christ, His blood (the wine we partake of during communion) gives us our life.
Jeremiah 35:6 But they said, "We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us saying, 'Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever: -> Their father, and I know it says "Jonadab" but think deep on this, their father (lower case "f") said drink no wine forever, in other words, never let wine pass your lips — don't ever partake of Christ's Life-giving Blood! Remember also, this is Our Father showing this to us for this very reason.
Jeremiah 35:7 Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live many days in the land where ye be strangers.' -> Is the picture starting to come into focus yet? Do you remember what Father told Cain when He drove him out of the Garden of Eden?! Genesis 4:12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. -> So, we can see all the way up to the time of Jeremiah, they still don't\couldn't sow seed because the earth won't yield her strength; nor do they build houses, so that they can live hidden among people. To this day they still live as such, most in Jerusalem today are such; "non-Israelites (but claiming to be of Judah)" and the world doesn't even know it. Cain and his offspring,—these kenites—are not part of Adam's genealogy in Genesis 5, and that is because Cain,—though born of Eve, and her seduction by satan in the Garden—was NOT of Adam. He was the "fruit of the labor" of the sexual union between Genesis 3 satan—the tree of knowledge of good and evil—in his role of deceiver (serpent) and Eve in the Garden. But, our Father, YHVH, has a plan for these kenites, and this is why He is allowing all this. Remember the "test on Father's Word" I said was coming and that sadly most will fail? How many people know and understand this, yet here is Father showing us all this. But if you don't read Father's Word Verse-by-Verse, Chapter-by-Chapter, and Book-by-Book, you'll never understand it.
This is also part of the "Key of David" from Revelation 3:7-11 and 2:7-11 and why that is so very important. Let's turn there and read it: Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; -> It is Father, Son, and Spirit only Who can give us the Key of David, it is Father, Son, and Spirit only Who can open our ears and eyes and allow us to hear and see the Truth in Father's Word as we learn in Luke 24: Luke 24:45 Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures. -> Once They have given anyone, including you, the Key of David, no man can take it away. You can reject it; but, no man can take it away, also should you chose to reject what Father has given you, it is to your detriment, shame, and hurt. And, if you know anything about the Gospel of Luke; then, you know that Luke 24 is after Jesus had been crucified; therefore, this means that, He didn't open their understanding until after He had been crucified. [3:8] I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept My Word, and hast not denied My name. -> It is only Father's Elect whom He will give the key of David to, Why? Because it was they who stood with Him during the war against satan and those who sided with him when he and they rebelled at the end of the First Earth Age. We were all there, one third of us fought with satan, one third of us really just didn't give a hoot, one third of us cared; but, not enough to actually fight for Father, only that small hand-full actually made that stand by Father's side, Father gives us an example of this in Ezekiel 5:1-5. [3:9] Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. -> Who was\is it that claim to be Jews; but, do lie, and are of the synagogue of satan? They are the kenites, satan's children through Eve; Cain, the first child and his offspring, it is also the Hivites who lied to Joshua and the elders of Israel in Joshua 9, who later took over the priesthood as brother Judah was in Babylon, and then tried to keep their positions as Ezra and Nehemiah were leading them back to Jerusalem to rebuild the city, when they stopped at the River that runneth to Ahava as can be read in Ezra 8:15 and following. Ezra restored the Levites to the priesthood; however, between the Temple being rebuilt and the time of Jesus' birth the Levites again became lazy and the nethinims retook over the priesthood, it was they who Jesus contended with everyday as; He knew who they were, it was they, not brother Judah who crucified Jesus and allowed brother Judah to take the fall for it. [3:10] Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. -> This is part of the reason why Father Created this Age of Flesh man, in order to bring us into this Age, without the knowledge of what transpired when satan and those who rebelled with him did so, so that He could give us His Word in order for us to Study and Learn It from Him and then Try us and give us the opportunity to Prove ourselves to Him and to Love Him through our Faith in Him without the need for being shown, in other words, as Paul told us in II Corinthians: II Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:).. The True reason Father Created this Age can be read in Hebrews 2: Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.. [3:11] Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. -> Don't allow any man to talk you out of what Father has bestowed upon you. No man can; unless, you allow it, same thing with satan himself, he can only do so if you allow him to. [3:12] Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new name. -> New name=What New name is this? We find our answer to this question in Revelation 14:1, Revelation 22:4, Isaiah 62:2, and Isaiah 65:15. Let's take it in order: Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having His Father's name written in their foreheads. -> Though this—the King James Version Bible—says “His Father’s name written,” the Original Texts read “His name and His Father’s name written.” Revelation 22:4 And they shall see his face; and His name shall be in their foreheads. -> Our Father’s name shall be in our foreheads for; we will Love Him because, we will again know that He is our Creator ELOHIM. Isaiah 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. -> We find the new name in our last Scripture Isaiah 62:4: Isaiah 62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.. [3:13] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. -> Now let's turn to Revelation 2: Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the Tree of Life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. -> The "Tree of Life" is our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and if you are an overcomer and do not follow after satan at the end of Jesus' one thousand year Millennial Kingdom; then you will enter into the "paradise of God," and live for eternity with Him. [2:8] And unto the angel of the church of Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; -> Here is the second church Jesus told John to write about. It is the church which was in Smyrna, and all those churches of today who teach what they taught, i.e.,—as we’ll read of here in a second—that they know who it is that claim to be Jews; but are not, but are of the synagogue of satan, and that they also understood the entire Word of Father; however, if your church is not like Smyrna, then you could be in trouble. Remember also from the first chapter; "He that is first (First Earth Age), and the last (eternal) is our Lord Jesus Christ". "The Alpha and Omega" is one of the names for Jesus Christ, and it is He that is speaking to John. "Which was dead, and is alive;" is another description of Jesus. Jesus Christ's flesh body was crucified and dead, and in three days Jesus came alive to conquer death. Jesus is the Messiah. [2:9] I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, but are of the synagogue of Satan. -> Jesus Himself very clearly and plainly identified them to themselves for us in Matthew 13:34-43, and again in John 8:42-47: John 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent me. [8:43] Why do ye not understand My speech? even because ye cannot hear My word. -> This next verse is why we came here: [8:44] Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. -> Our adversary satan’s offspring with\through Eve was Cain, the first child, the first murderer. [ 8:45] And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. -> Oh, they believed Him, they just wanted to try and stay hidden; which, after they crucified Him, they pretty much have done so. [8:46] Which of you convinceth Me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me? [8:47] He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. [2:10] Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you in prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. -> When you know exactly what the deceptions of these kenites are, and by Studying the rest of Book of Revelation;—and Father's Word for that matter—then, you will know how these kenites are operating. The purpose is knowing how to identify them, and then you will have nothing to fear from them. Father will protect you, for the entire tribulation is nothing but smoke and mirrors. It's deceptions, tricks, and all sorts of supernatural wonders given by Father to satan in his role of pretend-to-be-jesus: antichrist. The instead-of-jesus and his children: the kenites, will use those powers to deceive you into worshiping their father satan in ignorance as the true Christ. When you know who satan is, and that he comes to the earth before the True Jesus Christ arrives for His Second Advent, you simply cannot be tricked by satan or his children. These kenites are satan's offspring through the womb of Eve. I know I’ve said this already; but, I’m repeating it again to drive it home for you: The child born from that sexual union was "Cain," and all the offspring of Cain, to this generation are called the "kenites," it is they who are controlling what is happening today through the four hidden dynasties of Economics, Education, Politics, and Religion. Though you may be unaware of this, rest assured that the kenites know all about themselves. This race of kenites have copied and mimic whatever group they happen to enter. They love to stay hidden and work unseen. Something else to remember, now that we know satan comes first in his role of pretend-to-be-jesus, don't make plans to fight the him for; you will lose. Instead, Study to prepare yourself to know about him, and what he will do. He will do exactly what Father will give him authority to do, and nothing more. When we keep our eyes on Jesus Christ and know we will not see Him in this flesh body each of us have, then the hardest step is out of the way. For whoever claims to be Christ, simply cannot be, for you will see Him in your flesh body. Tribulation ten days=Notice, Father says that he—satan—can only give us trial and tribulation for ten days. That's it, ten days, we can do that standing on our heads. [2:11] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death." -> In summary, what was it that Philadelphia and Smyrna knew? That those who claim to be Jews and are not, in other words, those that claim to be Adam's offspring; but, really are satan's. Let's keep reading to see what else Father says about these kenites here.
Jeremiah 35:8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine in all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters; -> Our Father knew that wine in Jeremiah's future would come to symbolize the Blood of Christ, as did satan, and his offspring — Rechab told his offspring, to tell theirs to not drink it as a statute forever as; he wanted them to have nothing to do with salvation or the partaking of Christ's blood during communion. Are you a Christian and still refusing to partake of wine during communion?
Jeremiah 35:9 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed: [35:10] But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us. -> Yes they have been very obedient to their father haven't they?! WATCH WATCHMEN WATCH!
Jeremiah 35:11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, "Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem. -> They dwell where?! Remember "those that say they are Jews but do lie and are of the synagogue of satan?" Again, this is our Father showing us this so that we may learn.
The rest of this chapter is just as interesting and you should continue reading it for your own edification; but, for this study, I'll turn now, so we can learn about swine.
Why would Father say in Leviticus 11—Leviticus 11:7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. [11:8] Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you. [11:9] These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. [11:10] And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you.—that He doesn't want us to eat swine, catfish, or shellfish?
Why do you think He wouldn't want that? It is because of health reasons. Would you eat a vulture? No, and why not? Well think of what it is, a bird that eats dead things which have laid around and rotted. Well a pig\hog, in other words, swine, and catfish and other non-scaled\finned fish, as well as, crawfish, crabs, clams and other shellfish do the same thing. They, like the vulture, are the scavengers that clean up the mess (carcasses) that are left behind by a dead animal\bird\person or what ever. These scavengers have no way of secreting the toxins and poisons that they consume, so then when we eat them, we take those toxin and poisons into our bodies.
He created our bodies, He knows what is and isn't good for them. And no, our bodies haven't changed since Leviticus was written 4,000 years ago, they still will get sick if we ingest these toxins and poisons.
Remember from Jeremiah above how faithful and obedient Jonadab's (satan's) children were to them in NOT partaking of wine? Well, did you keep reading and see where Our Father was pleased with them for being so obedient to their father? That is what He wants from US — to be that OBEDIENT TO HIM!
And don't give me that ole "well in the Book of Acts, Father lowered that sheet with the unclean animals and told Peter to eat them." Let's go there and really see what Father said to Peter, and what He meant.
Acts 10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: -> Who are the "they" here in this verse? Had we started a few verses previous, we would have learned that there was a man named Cornelius who was a centurion, and a devout man, and he had prayed to Father. Well, one day after praying, an angel appeared to him and told him that Father heard his prayers, and he was therefore to send men to Joppa, where they would find Peter and Simon who would tell him what he was to do.
Well, Cornelius was obedient, and after getting two of his servants and a devout soldier and declaring to them what the angel had told him, he sent them down to Joppa to find Peter and Simon.
Acts 10:10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, -> As Cornelius's two servant and the devout soldier were on their way to see him, Peter, Simon, and those who were with them became hungry and decided to make themselves something to eat, though Peter himself, he had separated himself from those who were with him by going up to the rooftop to pray, and shortly thereafter a trance came upon him. Let's continue read to find out what this trance was, and what happened.
Acts 10:11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: -> In this trance which came upon Peter, heaven opened to him and he saw a bedsheet which had the four corners tied together descending down to him. Now remember, Peter was hungry when he came up to this rooftop; so, his belly is going to have a very slight influence on his mind here.
Acts 10:12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. -> Peter is now heavily into this trance and in the bedsheet he sees all manner of unclean things: creeping bugs, unclean meats and fowls and such. Peter knows he has never eaten any of these scavenger type animals;—unlike many of us today who were not raised as Peter here had been raised, we have been taught that it is OK to eat these scavengers that Peter sees on this bedsheet—so, it much have been sort of troubling for him to see them lowered down from heaven to him.
Acts 10:13 And there came a voice to him, "Rise, Peter, kill and eat." -> As he sets his gaze upon this bedsheet with all these unclean things, he next hears a voice telling him to rise up, grab a piece of food and eat it. Peter thinking in his mind - eeeeewwww, no way do I want to put any of that in my mouth.
Many people—in their ignorance—take this, and say that, "right here Father makes all things edible," and if this is what you think it says, you my friend, are missing the whole point of what Father is about to teach Peter and us for; this has nothing to do with food; but, Father is using this as an analogy. Had Peter put forth his hand to take any of these unclean scavengers, Father would not have allowed Peter to touch any of these wild creatures. Nor would Father have allowed Peter to eat any part of this filth for; He is using these animals to teach Peter something entirely different.
Acts 10:14 But Peter said, "Not so LORD; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean." -> What did Peter do when Father told him to eat some of these unclean scavengers? He is argued with Father, telling Him that he has never in his life eaten any of these nasty things. Check out this word “common” in your Strong’s Concordance, and you’ll find that it also means defiled, unclean and\or unholy. In previous uses of the word "unclean" in Father’s Word, you’ll find they actually are talking about evil spirits; however, here, it is in reference to the ceremonial uncleanness of the Levitical law. Every one of these animals and fowl were listed as unfit from the mouth of Father Himself.
Acts 10:15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, "What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common." [10:16] This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. -> So, what transpired here? This is a parable like Jesus used so often. Peter is in a trance, in other words he is seeing a vision and in this vision, Father lowered a sheet with unclean things on it and told Peter to eat. Peter tells Father he has never eaten anything unclean. Father responds that what He (Father) has cleansed (meaning purified) (and, He is referring to people here, not animals) in other words whoever (in reference to the Gentile) He has made clean, Peter (and us as well) should not call common (to make unclean or profane) this is explained to us by Peter in verse Acts 10:28: Acts 10:28 And he said unto them, "Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. -> .
Well then, you say, "what about in the Book of Timothy where Father said 'all meats?' " What about it? Let's go there and Read it for ourselves...
I Timothy 4:1 Now the spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; -> Are we in the latter days? Yes we are, are people allowing men to deceive them? Yes they are. Is man allowing and giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils? Again, YES THEY ARE, and twisting Father's Word and saying "He said it's OK to eat scavengers" is part of that seducing spirit and doctrine of devils.
I Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; -> It IS hypocrisy to say these things when they are not true, and Father doesn't like it. For Proof of that, see: Jeremiah 23.
I Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know truth. -> Meats created to be received; not all meats. Which meats did God create to be received? See Leviticus 1:7-10 above.
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