The House of Yahweh


 
The Prophetic Word magazine - 11/2013    
 

ALL JUDGMENT is given to Yahshua Messiah, according to the very Words of the Savior, written in your bible.

Yahchanan 5:22, 27, 30—
22 For the Father does not judge any man, but has committed all Judgment to the Son;
27 And has given Him Authority to execute Judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.
30 I will of My own self do nothing; as I hear, I judge. And My Judgment is just; because I do not seek My own will, but the Will of the Father Who has sent Me.

 A well-documented case of who can pass Judgment and how it can be passed is also given to us by the Savior Himself in:

Yahchanan 8:7—
So when they continued asking Him, He straightened Himself up, and said to them: He who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.

 He who is without sin? Sin is refusing to practice Yahweh’s Laws. This is very plainly shown in:

I Yahchanan 3:4, 7-8, 10—
4 Whoever commits sin, transgresses also the Laws; for sin is the transgression of the Laws.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you; he who practices Righteousness is Righteous, just as He is Righteous.
8 He who commits sin is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Yahweh was manifested; that He might destroy the works of the devil.
10 In this the Children of Yahweh and the children of the devil are manifest. Whoever does not practice Righteousness is not of Yah­weh, and he does not love his neighbor!

 The pope says, if a man who practices sodomy is seeking “the Lord”, who is he to judge the man? What could this mean? Does he mean the man is seeking a place in Yahweh’s Kingdom or His House, like the Savior said?

Mattithyah 6:33—
But seek you first the Kingdom of Yahweh and His Righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

 These being the Words of the Savior, Yahshua, we need to remember Yahweh has given Yahshua Authority to judge mankind.

Yahchanan 5:22, 27—
22 For the Father does not judge any man, but has committed all Judgment to the Son;
27 And has given Him Authority to execute Judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.

 Now notice:

Yahchanan 5:21, 25, 28-29—
21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and gives them life, so also the Son offers life to those whom Yahweh wills.
25 Truly, truly, I say to you: The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the Voice of the Son of Yahweh; and those who hear will live.
28 Do not be astonished at this—for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His Voice,
29 And will come forth. Those who have practiced Righteousness will be resurrected in order to live; and those who have practiced wickedness will be resurrected in order to be damned.

 Compare:

Daniyl 12:2—
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake; some to Everlasting Life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

II Kepha 3:13—
Nevertheless we, according to His prom­ise, look for new heavens and a new earth, in which Righteousness dwells.

 Righteousness?

Deuteronomy 6:25—
And it will be our Righteousness if we observe to do all of these Laws before Yahweh our Father, as He has commanded us.

I Yahchanan 3:4, 7-8—
4 Whoever commits sin, transgresses also the Laws; for sin is the transgression of the Laws.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you; he who practices Righteousness is Righteous, just as He is Righteous.
8 He who commits sin is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Yahweh was manifested; that He might destroy the works of the devil.

Revelation 21:27—
And there will by no means enter into it anything that defiles, nor works abomination, neither a lie; but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

 So, just who will be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life? Notice:

Revelation 22:12-14—
12 And behold, I come quickly, and My Re­ward is with Me, to give every man according as his work will be.
13 I am the First and the Last, the Begin­ning and the End
14 Blessed are those who keep His Laws, that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the City.

 So, who will not be allowed in?

Revelation 20:11-15—
11 And I saw a Great White Throne, and Him Who sat on it, from Whose Face the powers of the earth and the powers of the heavens, the Gods (elohim), were driven away; for the verdict was reached that there is no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand­ing before Yahweh. And the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is The Book of Life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and sheol;
the grave, delivered up the dead which were in them. And they were judged, every man, according to his works.
14 And death and sheol were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whoever was not found written in The Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Romans 1:26-32—
26 For this reason Yahweh gave them up to degrading passions: for even their women ex­changed the original use into that which is against nature.
27 And the men did the same thing: leaving the original use of the woman, they burned in their lusts for one another; men committing shameful acts with men, and suffering in their own bodies the penalty for their error, which is their fitting retribution.
28 And so, since they did not like to retain Yahweh in
their knowledge, it came to pass that they were given over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not proper;
29 Causing to arise all unrighteousness, sex­ual impurity, wickedness, covetousness, mali­ciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice.
They are great slanderers,
30 Backbiters;
slanderers, haters of Yahweh, despiteful, arrogant, and boastful. They are in­ventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 And without understanding.
They are covenant-breakers, without original affection, implacable; truce breakers, and unmerciful:
32
Who, knowing the Righteous Judgment of Yahweh, that those who practice such things deserve death, not only continue to do these very things, but also approve of those who prac­tice them.

I Corinthians 6:9-10—
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of Yahweh? Do not deceive yourselves. Neither fornicators, nor godworshipers (worshipers of elohim), nor adulterers, nor men who com­mit sexual perversions with boys, nor men who commit sexual perversions with other men,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, will inherit the Kingdom of Yahweh.

 So, when Pope Francis says, if a man is seeking the Lord, does he mean the man is seeking justification? If so, notice:

Romans 2:13—
For not the hearers of the Laws are just before Yahweh, but the doers of the Laws are justified.

 If he truly wants to be justified, he must repent of refusing to practice Yahweh’s Laws of Righteuosness. Notice the words of the Apostles. They are not hard to understand.

Acts 3:19—
Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out; that times of re­freshing may come from the Presence of Yahweh.

 Your sins are not forgiven until you get on the straight and narrow path by practicing Yahweh’s Laws of Righteousness. The wages of sin is death.

Romans 6:23—
For the wages of sin is death; but the Gift of Yahweh is Eternal Life through Yahshua Mes­siah, our Savior.

 Pope Frances, the only pay you, or anyone else, have coming is death unless, or until, you, and they, repent and convert to practicing Yahweh’s Laws. You are living in sin when you fail to repent, then practice and convert to Yahweh’s Laws of Righteousness. You set yourself up as a judge, but you are not appointed by Yahweh, the Creator, nor by Yahshua, the High Priest. Your judgment is set. Your sentence is set. The Savior is not lying. Read His Words again.

Yahchanan 5:26-29—
26 For just as the Father has life in Himself, so He has given to the Son to have life in Himself;
27 And has given Him Authority to execute Judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.
28 Do not be astonished at this—for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His Voice,
29 And will come forth. Those who have practiced Righteousness will be resurrected in order to live; and those who have practiced wickedness will be resurrected in order to be damned.

 These are the Savior’s Words, Pope Francis. Those who practice Righteousness will live. They will be given Eternal Life. Those who practice what you practice will be damned. Unless you repent and convert, your sentence is set.

Revelation 20:15—
And whoever was not found written in The Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Yahchanan 5:29—
…damned…

 You know you are guilty of the Prophecy in Daniyl 7.

Daniyl 7:25—
And he will speak great words against Yahweh, and will wear out; mentally attack to cause to fall away, the Saints of Yahweh, and think to change times; Yah­weh’s Feast Days, and Laws; and they will be given into his hand until a time, and times, and the dividing of time.

 You are also guilty of the Prophecy shown in Revelation 17. You represent the city that sits on seven hills that has brought filth upon the earth.

Revelation 17:1-6, 18—
1 And there came one of the seven malakim who had the seven bowls, and talked with me, saying to me: Come, I will show you the sen­tence of the great whore that sits upon many waters,
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication;
practiced idolatry: godworship (the worship of elohim), and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her forni­cation
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the
midst of godworshipers (worshipers of elohim); and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphe­my, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold, and pre­cious stones, and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand
full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.
5 And upon her head
was a name written: Mystery Babylon the great, the mother of the harlots and of the abominations of the earth.
6 And I saw the woman
drunk with the blood of the Saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Yahshua. And when I saw her, I wondered with great astonishment.
18 And the woman whom you saw, is that
great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.

Revelation 17:9—
And here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.

 You are not a Priest of Yahweh. The Priests of Yahweh teach the Laws of Righteousness.

Malakyah 2:6-8—
6 Truthful teaching of the Laws was in his mouth. Iniquity; perverseness, unrighteousness, was not found in his lips. He walked with Me in peace and equity; uprightness, and turned many away from iniquity; sin.
7 For the Priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the Laws at his mouth; for he is the Messenger of Yahweh.
8 But you
have turned from the way; you have caused many to stumble at the Laws; you have corrupted the Covenant of Levi, says Yah­weh.

Now, you plan on moving the temple back to Jerusalem, Israel, because your plans are to destroy many, even Rome. You will take your seat in Jerusalem. There, you and your leader will find your rest. You know those Prophecies, don’t you?

Jerusalem and its people were destroyed and burned. Now, Rome will also be destroyed and burned. How do I know this, Pope Francis? Because Yahshua, whose Name you replaced with Jesus and Christ, is High Priest over the Last Days Established House of Yahweh.

Micahyah 4:1-3—
1 But in the Last Days it will come to pass that the mountain; promotion, of The House of Yahweh will be established in the chief of the na­tions. It will be raised above all congregations; and all peoples will eventually flow to it.
2 And many people will go and say;
Come, and let us go up to the mountain; uplifting, of Yahweh, and to the House of the Father of Yaaqob, and He will teach us of His Ways, and we will walk in His Paths. Because the Laws will depart from Zion, and the Word of Yahweh from Yerusalem.
3 And
He will judge between many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, nor will they learn war anymore.

Hebrews 10:21—
And having a High Priest over The House of Yahweh.

Revelation 22:16—
I, Yahshua, have sent My Messenger to testify to you these things in the congregations of The House of Yahweh. I am the Root and the Off­spring of David, and the Bright and Morning Star.

 I am he to whom you must come, if you choose to repent.

 
Yisrayl Hawkins
Pastor and Overseer
The House of Yahweh

 


 Wars, not of your making but you think you must fight them anyway.
  Yahweh’s Way was taken from mankind because it was rejected. So Yahweh said that He would allow mankind to go his own way first and show him what his end would be.
  In this generation, anyone can see what rejecting Yahweh’s Laws has brought to all nations. Yahweh’s Laws teach health, joy, and peace, none of which are present in the world today.
  Why do we not have healthy minds and bodies? Why do we not have joyous living? Why are our lives being continuously bombarded with sickness, disease, cancer and STDs? Why are children being born with all kinds of deformities and diseases of all kinds that kill them young?
  The absolute truth is this, everyone in the world has all been taught the same thing -- to avoid the Laws of health, joy, and peace.
  I am now offering you the Laws that will bring you all three - health, joyous living, and lasting peace. Please read this whole article, or you will not understand the Great Power behind this Perfect Way that I will show you.
  I ask that you take a look at what you have accomplished thus far. What you have experienced in the battles you have fought has only brought you heartache, and now sickness throughout your countries. Your women and children are being molested and killed. You have wounds that will never heal, and there will be more and greater destruction than you have already suffered.

 Forced To Fight

I know you are somewhat familiar with the Inspired Writings of the Prophets of Yahweh. I also know, from talking with many of your representatives, that you do believe their Writings were inspired. Think about this, the first murder was committed by Cain. Cain murdered his Righteous brother, Abel. Then Yahweh told Cain that what he had done was to choose war.

 Choose War?

Cain could, and should have, chosen the Peaceful Solution Character Education Program that Yahweh offered. Cain thought he was losing out; so, out of desperation, he chose war as the way to solve his problem. War, not only brought a miserable future to Cain, but to all those who followed him, which have been all nations, peoples, and languages.
   One of the twelve Disciples of Yahshua Messiah, Yahdah by name, was inspired to write:

Yahdah 1:11—
Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for reward, and have perished in the rebellion of Korah!

 For his act of choosing war, Yahweh said to Cain:

Genesis 4:14—
Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall not be seen by Your Face. I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, for there shall be continual war, vengeance, and retaliation.

   If you will read the rest of this letter with the above in mind, it will make sense. And if you accept this Promise from Yahweh, protection and blessings will follow you and your families.
  At the spur of an angry moment, Cain made his decision that has led the rebellious to continual war, vengeance, and retaliation. These are also the choices you are being urged to make by political leaders, who are led by religious leaders. None of them practice the Peaceful Solution Character Education Program. None of them keep the Laws of Righteousness, as is shown by the Inspired Prophets and Apostles of Yahweh.

I Yahchanan 3:4, 7-8, 10—
4 Whoever commits sin, transgresses also the Laws; for sin is the transgression of the Laws.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you; he who practices Righteousness is Righteous, just as He is Righteous.
8 He who commits sin is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Yahweh was manifested; that He might destroy the works of the devil.
10 In this the Children of Yahweh and the children of the devil are manifest. Whoever does not practice Righteousness is not of Yahweh, and he does not love his neighbor!

Revelation 22:12-14—
12 And behold, I come quickly, and My Reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work will be.
13 I am the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
14 Blessed are those who keep His Laws, that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the City.

Yahdah 1:11—
Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for reward, and have perished in the rebellion of Korah!

 Notice the phrase, “rebellion of Korah”. Korah tried to turn the twelve tribes away from the Peaceful Solution Character Education Program that Yahweh was teaching them through Mosheh at that time. However, Yahweh did not allow Korah’s plans to succeed and Korah perished.

 Yahweh is offering the same thing to you at this time.

Click HERE for more information about THE BOOK OF YAHWEH, The Holy Scriptures

 Yahweh has started a Work of Peace, at this time, among Al Qaeda sufferers, and those of all nations who desire peace instead of war. There is a Protected Place prophesied for this generation. Why protection, and from what will Yahweh protect us?

 Please study this carefully. For almost 6,000 years of man’s history, there were no automobiles, airplanes, rockets or bombs. During those years, mankind traveled by wagon, horses, camels, or mules. I repeat, cars, planes, rockets, and bombs came into existence in my generation by permission of Yahweh’s Prophets.
  Knowledge was not increased until this generation. People were still traveling and doing all kinds of work with horses and wagons when I was born in 1934.
  Bombs, planes, and missiles were not present in Mosheh’s day, around 1,500 to 1,400 BCE. However, Mosheh prophesied about the nuclear bomb, and died about 3,434 years before technology was given to mankind to build such weapons of destruction.
  Mosheh was only a man. Mankind does not have the power to foretell the future.
  Yahweh, the Creator, inspired Mosheh to describe the power that will destroy the largest percentage of mankind in history. This means that Yahweh controls the time that these devices of nuclear destruction would be made and used.
  When will they be used? Man now has them. They were only able to make them in this generation. But does anyone know when they will be used? It’s all in the same Plan of Yahweh, the Plan that shows technology knowledge would not be available to mankind until this present generation. In this same Plan of events is shown the when. Read on.

Yahweh’s Prophet Daniyl
(607 to 531 BCE)

Daniyl, the Great Prophet of Yahweh, lived nearly three thousand years before this last generation; yet, he wrote Prophecies concerning this last generation of man’s governments of and by the people.
  Daniyl wrote of the greatest time of trouble that would ever be allowed to be brought by man’s governments of and by the people. Those Prophecies are recorded in:

Daniyl 12:1-4—
1 And at that time, one who is like Yahweh will stand up at Abel; Yisrayl, the Great Priest, who stands at Abel to teach Yahweh’s Just, Perfect Laws to the children of Your People; and there will be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation to that same time. And at that time, Your People will be delivered, everyone who will be found written in The Book of Life.
2 And many of
those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake; some to Everlasting Life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And those who are wise will shine as the brightness of the heavens; and those who
turn many to Righteousness, as the stars forever and ever.
4 But you, O Daniyl, shut up the words, and seal the book to the
time of The End; many will run to and fro, and knowledge will be increased.

 There are four things I would have you see in these verses.

 the greatest time of trouble yet to come 
 the first resurrection 
 a turning to Righteousness

 I Yahchanan 3:4, 7-8, 10—
4 Whoever commits sin, transgresses also the Laws; for sin is the transgression of the Laws.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you; he who practices Righteousness is Righteous, just as He is Righteous.
8 He who commits sin is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Yahweh was manifested; that He might destroy the works of the devil.
10 In this the Children of Yahweh and the children of the devil are manifest. Whoever does not practice Righteousness is not of Yahweh, and he does not love his neighbor!

  The End, the last generation is when all these take place

 You are about to see all four of them in this generation. In verse 1, we see a time of trouble greater than anything in history. Verse 4, shows this Prophecy would not be revealed until The End. Verse 2 shows this to be the time of the resurrection of the dead. Verse 3 shows for that time period, which is this present and last generation, there will be many turned to Righteousness. Notice:

Daniyl 12:3—
And those who are wise will shine as the brightness of the heavens; and those who turn many to Righteousness, as the stars forever and ever.

 Righteousness? Righteousness is not what the religions of the world are practicing today. In fact, they have all gone the way of Cain and have rebelled like Korah, as you can read in:

Yahdah 1:11—
Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for reward, and have perished in the rebellion of Korah!

 Righteousness is:

Deuteronomy 6:1, 5-7, 25—
1 Now these are the Laws, the Statutes, and the Judgments which Yahweh your Father has commanded me to teach you: so that you may observe them in the land you are crossing over to possess;
5 And you must love Yahweh your Father with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.
6 And these Laws which I command you this day must be in your heart;
7 And you must teach them diligently to your children, and talk about them when you sit in your house, and when you walk on the road, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.
25 And it will be our Righteousness if we observe to do all of these Laws before Yahweh our Father, as He has commanded us.

Christianity teaches that the Savior did away with the Laws of Righteousness. But the Savior said the following, which proves them to be liars:

Mattithyah 19:17—
But He said to him: Why do you question Me about Righteousness? There is only One Who is the Standard of Perfection, and He is Yahweh; so if you would enter into Life, keep the Laws of Yahweh.

 In the last Revelation given to mankind, the Savior said:

Revelation 22:12-14—
12 And behold, I come quickly, and My Reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work will be.
13 I am the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
14 Blessed are those who keep His Laws, that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the City.

 The twelve Disciples called them liars too.

I Yahchanan 2:4—
He who says: I know Him, but does not keep His Laws, is a liar, and the Truth is not in him.

The Savior, Yahshua Messiah, in speaking of those who do not practice Yahweh’s Laws of Righteousness, said:

  Yahchanan 8:44-47—
44 You are of your teacher who is Satan the devil, and whatever she who is your teacher desires, you will do. She was a murderer from the beginning, and remained not in the Truth, because there is no Truth in her. Therefore, when you speak your falsehoods, you speak her words, because she is a liar, and the teacher of all lies!
45 Yet, because I tell you the Truth, you do not believe Me.
46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? So if I speak the Truth, why do you not believe Me?
47 He who is of Yahweh, hears Yahweh’s Words; the Laws and the Prophets. Now you do not hear, because you are not of Yahweh.

 From the above, we see it is Satan who is leading the nations in war, as she led Cain in the very beginning. Compare also:

  I Yahchanan 3:12-15—
12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and murdered his brother. And why did he murder his brother? Because his works were evil, and his brother’s were Righteous.
13 Do not marvel, my brothers, if the world hates you.
14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He who does not love his neighbor abides in death.
15 Whoever hates his neighbor is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has Eternal Life abiding in him.

 Compare this with the Inspired Writings in:

  I Yahchanan 3:4, 7-8, 10—
4 Whoever commits sin, transgresses also the Laws; for sin is the transgression of the Laws.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you; he who practices Righteousness is Righteous, just as He is Righteous.
8 He who commits sin is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Yahweh was manifested; that He might destroy the works of the devil.
10 In this the Children of Yahweh and the children of the devil are manifest. Whoever does not practice Righteousness is not of Yahweh, and he does not love his neighbor!

   The Prophet Daniyl was inspired to foretell that the fourth beast, which all scholars know was, and still is, the roman catholic empire and church, would fight against the Prophets of Yahweh and change the times (Feasts) and Laws.
  They were the force that Satan gave power to take Righteousness away from the people. They actually took the Inspired Scriptures away from all nations, and made it a death penalty to practice Yahweh’s Righteous Laws, for almost 2,000 years.

  Daniyl 7:25—
And he will speak great words against Yahweh, and will wear out; mentally attack to cause to fall away, the Saints of Yahweh, and think to change times; Yahweh’s Feast Days, and Laws; and they will be given into his hand until a time, and times, and the dividing of time.

 It’s plain to see that Satan is leading all nations in the way of Cain at this time. Yahweh’s Prophets also foretold the time it would all end. Remember, Daniyl prophesied for a time when many people would turn to Righteousness, and Righteousness is keeping Yahweh’s Laws.

I Yahchanan 3:4, 7-8, 10—
4 Whoever commits sin, transgresses also the Laws; for sin is the transgression of the Laws.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you; he who practices Righteousness is Righteous, just as He is Righteous.
8 He who commits sin is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Yahweh was manifested; that He might destroy the works of the devil.
10 In this the Children of Yahweh and the children of the devil are manifest. Whoever does not practice Righteousness is not of Yah­weh, and he does not love his neighbor!

Deuteronomy 6:25—
And it will be our Righteousness if we observe to do all of these Laws before Yahweh our Father, as He has commanded us.

 Then, Daniyl was told to seal the rest of the information until the time of The End.

 



In the same Prophecy for The End, Daniyl said MANY WILL TURN TO RIGHTEOUSNESS. Remember, Righteousness is keeping Yahweh’s Laws.

I Yahchanan 3:4, 7-8—
4 Whoever commits sin, transgresses also the Laws; for sin is the transgression of the Laws.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you; he who practices Righteousness is Righteous, just as He is Righteous.
8 He who commits sin is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Yahweh was manifested; that He might destroy the works of the devil.

Daniyl 12:3—
And those who are wise will shine as the brightness of the heavens; and those who turn many to Righteousness, as the stars forever and ever

 The Prophet Malakyah shows the Righteous will greatly rejoice.

Malakyah 4:2—
But for you who reverence My Name, the Light of Righteousness will arise with healing in its wings; and you will go out, leaping like calves released from the stall.

 They are rejoicing in the same Laws that the religions did away with, whose actions of rebellion are causing continual war, as Cain, due to hating Righteousness.

I Yahchanan 3:12—
Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and murdered his brother. And why did he murder his brother? Because his works were evil, and his brother’s were Righteous.

 Notice again for this generation:

Daniyl 12:3—
And those who are wise will shine as the brightness of the heavens; and those who turn many to Righteousness, as the stars forever and ever

Daniyl 12:10—
Many will be purified, and made white, and tried; tested; but the wicked will do wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but the wise will understand.

 You nations that hate war can start now to turn from war. There is prophesied Protection now for those nations or people who desire Peace and Righteousness. Otherwise, there is no deliverance from what is coming upon all the earth. But for those who turn to Yahweh, He has the Power of Protection.

Yahyl 2:31-32—
31 The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the wonderful day of Yahweh comes.
32 And whoever will call with the Name of Yahweh will be delivered. For The House of Yahweh; those who keep Yahweh’s Laws through the Priest who teaches peace, there will be deliverance, as Yahweh has said, among the remnant who has escaped of those whom Yahweh calls.

Yeremyah 23:1-2—
1 Woe to the pastors; shepherds, who destroy and scatter the sheep of My Pasture! says Yahweh.
2 Therefore, this is what Yahweh, the Father of Israyl, says against the pastors who feed My People: You have scattered My Flock, and driven them away, and have not visited;
attended to, them. Behold, you are going to be called to account for the evil of your doings, says Yahweh:

 Now get this Prophecy that is being fulfilled.

Yeremyah 23:3-5—
3 But I will gather the remnant of My Flock out of all countries where they had been driven, and bring them back to their folds; homes, and they will be fruitful and increase.
4 And I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they will fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither will they be lacking, says Yahweh.
5 Behold, the days come, says Yahweh: that I will raise to David a Righteous Branch, and a King will reign and succeed, and will execute Judgment and justice in the earth.

 This Prophecy is in action now, in this generation, as prophesied.

Mattithyah 24:14—
And this joyous Message of the Kingdom of Yahweh shall be preached in all the world from The House of Yahweh at Abel by the Witness Yisrayl; for Yahweh will be with him. He will preach this Message to all nations; and then The End will come.

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Yeremyah 23:6-8—
6 In His days Yahdah will be saved, and Israyl will dwell safely; and this is the Name that He will proclaim to them—Yahweh Tsidqenu: YAHWEH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
7 Therefore behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that they will no longer say; As surely as Yahweh lives Who brought up the children of Israyl out of the land of Egypt;
8 But they will say; As surely as Yahweh lives Who brought up and led the Seed of the house of Israyl into the Protected Place at Abel, and from all countries where they had been driven; and they will dwell in their own land.

 Out of the Protected Place they will receive training and protection from the great nuclear destruction that is getting ready to hit all nations. Notice now the Prophecy of this great gathering that is actually taking place at this time.

Revelation 7:1-17—
1 And after these things I saw four messengers standing on the four corners of the earth, hold­ing the four winds of the earth, so that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
2 And I saw another Malak ascending from the east, having the Seal of the Living Father; and he cried with a loud voice to the four messengers, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
3 Saying: Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our Father in their foreheads.
4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed: And there were sealed 144,000 of all the tribes of the children of Israyl.
5 Of the tribe of Yahdah
were sealed 12,000. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed 12,000. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed 12,000.
6 Of the tribe of Asher
were sealed 12,000. Of the tribe of Naphtali were sealed 12,000. Of the tribe of Menasheh were sealed 12,000.
7 Of the tribe of Simeon
were sealed 12,000. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed 12,000. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed 12,000.
8 Of the tribe of Zebulun
were sealed 12,000. Of the tribe of Yahseph were sealed 12,000. Of the tribe of Benyamin were sealed 12,000.
9 After this I looked, and behold, a
great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the Throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and with palm branches; taught to keep Yahweh’s Feasts, in their hands;
10 And crying with a loud voice, saying: Salvation to our Father Who sits upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb!
11 And all the malakim stood surrounding the Throne, the elders, and the four living creatures; and fell before the Throne on their faces, and worshiped Yahweh,
12 Saying: HalleluYahweh! Blessing, and Glory, and Wisdom, and Thanksgiving, and Honor, and Power, and Might, belong to our Father forever and ever! HalleluYahweh!
13 And one of the elders asked, saying to me: Who are these who are arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?
14 And I said to him: Ruler, you know. And he said to me: These are the ones who come out of the Great Tribulation, who have truly purified themselves by forsaking God (the gods) and those who worship God (the gods), and who have repented from their murders (bloodshed, war).
15 Therefore, they are before the Throne of Yahweh, and serve Him day and night in His House. And He Who sits on the Throne will dwell among them.
16 They will hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither will the sun strike them, nor any heat.
17 For the Lamb Who is in the midst of the Throne will feed them, and will lead them to Living Fountains of Waters. And Yahweh will wipe away all tears from their eyes.

 War Is The Worst Way To Settle A Matter

War does not make friends. I know you think you are being forced into war. President Barak Obama thinks the same thing. He, too, desires peace and would gladly accept it, but war is all he sees at this time.

There is a prophesied way to peace and protection at this time. There is a prophesied way to stop all wars and never be forced into bearing arms again. The Prophecies are True. You have the increase in knowledge to prove it. You have the automobiles, planes, rockets, bombs and computers to prove this Prophecy was fulfilled, and proving that knowledge was increased in the very time period the Prophets of Yahweh show it would come to pass. The hatred is here. The nuclear disasters are here. The disease epidemics are here. All of this proving, with not a doubt possible, this is the time of The End.
  Now you have the prophesied Protection offered to you by Yahweh. I know you are thinking if you don’t fight you will die and that’s the reason thousands are dying at this time. Prophecy shows you sure Protection.
  He who lives by the sword will die by the sword.
I am showing you a way of Life and Protection. There is nothing sure in war, except death and destruction. This Prophecy is sure. It’s the only sure way of Peace and Protection.
  There is a way shown by Yahweh’s Prophets that all nations can have 100% peace. Prophecy shows that anyone, from any nation, will have His Protection if they will follow His Last Days’ Prophesied Work.
  Contact me now and let me get you started on a short program that you can take to others in your area. Ask for the  Program, the protected Work of Yahweh.
  It should be obvious to you now, if you read the whole letter, that Yahweh means what He inspired His Prophets to write, and that the prophesied future is also 100% sure, as stated.
  All you need to do at this time is to call and get involved with the one Yahweh prophesied of and He sent to bring peace in this generation, and the Protected Place from which this Work proceeds.

 May Yahweh bless your understanding.
 
Yisrayl Hawkins

   It seems kind of strange to be rejoicing in the House, but the fact is, the reason we rejoice before Yahweh is because He has a Plan to stop all of this trouble that we see taking place. So we have room to rejoice! In fact, He tells us to.
 You saw the news, you saw the shape the world is getting into. And they’re saying that the things that are feared are now on the horizon and we can see that things more dreadful than these even are going to come to pass. And of course, unless something is done now, if it had been done when I first brought out the cause of these school shootings, we could have had it turned around by now.
  But Yahweh says the world is going to reject the cure for school shootings, for wars, for hatred. The next thing you’ll probably hear is disarmament. And, of course, I agree with that. I think we should start first with the military, and then we should go to the police force. The citizens then, they will disarm themselves. They’ll beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks if we’ll just do the other.
  The only thing that’s going to help this is education.
There are no answers in the world. There is an answer, and The House of Yahweh is the only one that has the answer. It’s called education. Education is the answer. That’s the answer, not what you’re finding in the schools. That’s not the answer.
  Now we do know that education in the Peaceful Solution Character Education Program starts to work immediately on these minds. Even when they’re sick, it starts to work immediately. This has been proven. It’s been proven in the prisons, in the schools. Disorderly children, bullying, and so forth, it’s corrected all of it in just a few short lessons. And the teachers are saying they’re absolutely amazed. It even stops stealing, they said, in the schools.
  Yahweh shows that what you choose to practice changes the DNA in that direction. Your genes are in this way transferred to your offspring and your seed.

  Yahweh, in the Last Days, has started a Work that will actually turn this around. It’s already in progress and it’s going to turn this world around and you won’t be seeing anymore school shootings. In fact, Yahweh says they’ll actually beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks at that time.
  This is a reality. It’s going to take place. It’s already taking place. The people who have the Peaceful Solution Character Education Program, the ones that are teaching this and the ones who are practicing this, they see the difference. They see the difference in themselves and in their children.
  Now, if you’re training, and I read this before, but I want to read it again, if a farmer has been a farmer for several generations, that goes into the children, boys or girls, and more than likely they’ll be farmers. Sometimes they’ll break the gene, or sometimes the gene is not there. It’s not a concrete thing, because there are so many changes that Yahweh created that can take place. And you can change your genes very easily with teaching or with practice.
  Native Americans and Northern Europeans More Closely Related Than Previously Thought. Using genetic analyses, scientists have discovered that Northern European populations--including British Scandinavians, French, and some Eastern Europeans--descend from a mixture of two very different ancestral populations, and one of these populations is related to Native Americans... So through these genes now they can actually tell you this, and by their occupations.
  …
This research was published in the November 2012 issue of the Genetics Society of America’s Journal GENETICS.
  …According to Nick Patterson, first author of the report, “There is a genetic link between the paleolithic population of Europe and modern Native Americans. The evidence is that the population that crossed the Bering Strait from Siberia into the Americas more than
Two thousand. …years ago was likely related to the ancient population of Europe” Here’s how they know--DNA.
  …To make this discovery, Patterson worked with Harvard Medical School Professor of Genetics David Reich and other colleagues to study DNA diversity, and found that one of these ancestral populations was the first farming population… The first farming population.of Europe, whose DNA lives on today... This is so beautiful because it shows exactly what Yahweh shows in the Holy Scriptures.
  …in relatively unmixed forms in Sardinians and the people of the Basque Country, and in at least the Druze population in the Middle East.
  …said Mark Johnston, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, GENETICS. “This relationship between humans separated by the Atlantic Ocean reveals surprising features of the migration pattern of the ancestors and reinforces the truth that all humans are closely related.”
  Well, what I want you to see is that teaching puts in the body this genetic field that we’re seeing. Like breeding a bird dog, you take the best traits that you want in the bird dog and you cross it, cross those two with male and female and you keep getting a better breed that’s easier to train and so forth.
  The same thing in Righteousness. From the Righteous genes of one person, it can help the person and keep that person from getting on the wrong track. Now, by teaching you can also help the person get off of the wrong track and onto the right track. That’s what character education is all about. This is accomplished with teaching and practice, of course. Practicing, like I Yahchanan 3 and verses 4, 7, and 8. I Yahchanan 3, no use in turning there, I’m going to come right back here. I Yahchanan or I John if you have a King James Version. Sin is the transgression of the Laws.
  But now
verse 7 says he who practices, he who practices. Now this is changing the genes. He who practices changing your genes. Well, if you’re practicing Righteousness, you’re changing your genes to Righteousness. What is Righteousness? That’s the Laws of Yahweh. Sin is the breaking of those Laws; Righteousness is keeping them.
  And then He says, don’t let any man deceive you. Don’t let any man deceive you, he who practices Righteousness becomes Righteous just as Yahweh is Righteous. The world is only educated in vocation. They spend all their lives in this, vocation and thrills.
  And the vocation that the children are learning right now, it’s nothing. It amounts to nothing in Righteousness. It doesn’t teach anything about Righteousness. It teaches you how to work for a corporation, that’s all. The skills that you learn could easily be jerked out from under you. That’s how uncertain it is.
  That’s what’s been going on in the world now since about 1941. And what you’re seeing, the results is right now, they can’t see around the corner, they can’t see over the hill. And they’ve got a problem here in front of them that is eating them up and they don’t know what to do. They don’t know how to study out the problem. They don’t know any solutions because they haven’t been taught anything except vocation, trade, or some skill or something.
  That’s all that’s going on in the schools. There’s no Righteousness being taught there. You can’t even hang the Ten Commandments on the wall in a school. It’s illegal. It’s illegal to teach Yahweh’s Way to your children. Yes, and that’s in America.
Well, in teaching this and not teaching a person character education, how to make the right decisions, how to get over a problem when you have a problem, how to get by it. Someone’s bullying you? Character education has the problem solved. It has the answer to the problem. It has the answer to every problem. Education is the answer.
  Disarmament? Yes, but that won’t go very far. Take the guns away. Twenty people in Japan were stabbed with knives. You’re gonna have to educate them because if you take one away, they’re gonna get a weapon from the other unless you educate them in the fact that they don’t need weapons.
  Our government in the United States needs education in that field. While they’re talking about peace, they’re improving their bombs that they want to use on other countries. Well, what are the other countries doing? They see this. And they said, “Well, do you mean this treaty that you signed don’t mean anything?” “Oh, yeah, we’re gonna disarm. You do it first though and then we will.”
  Well, this is the confusion that we’re facing now, all over the world. Religion, what do they teach? They teach you the same thing the movies teach you, how to kill, that you should be patriotic to your country. If they want you to murder, go out and murder, but do it according to their guidelines. Don’t just go out there and murder, do it according to their guidelines. They tell you to go drop this bomb, go drop the bomb. That’s what they tell you.
  The movies are teaching our children more than the parents are. The televisions, the computer, they’re getting it all from that point right there. That’s the reason their attention spans are zilch, just dots here and there. They’ve got a problem at home, with a brother, with a dad, with a mother, they don’t know anything about how to solve it.
  It’s a sad thing. It’s a sad, sad thing. But Yahweh says that I’m going to let them go their way and nothing is gonna be withheld from them. They don’t want to retain this Knowledge, then let it be taken from them. Well, they quickly pushed it aside and they developed these reprobate minds, full of anger like Cain. All the world has gone the way of Cain. That’s what Yaaqob said.
  All the world has gone the way of Cain. And that’s what we’re seeing in the world today.
What we’re facing right now, it’s not going to stop. They don’t have any answers to what is taking place in the world. They don’t have any answers for the nations either. They’re as confused as they are about the school shooting that just took place. The only answer there is, is education. But not in trades, unless you consider the teaching of the Peaceful Solution Character Education Program a trade. But that is the only thing that’s gonna solve this problem; education.
  If they would start, now I said this about thirty years ago, if you would start now to teaching this, you would be putting in your children’s genes this Righteous character that Yahweh actually proved through the twelve tribes. He shows it. We’ll get deeper into because I want to tie all of this in with this shooting because this is causing this. It’s also causing the droughts, the unnatural disasters to take place, so we’ll get deeper into this. But, if you would have started thirty years ago this boy who was twenty would have had ten years of genes that would have went in--Righteous genes being forced into his brain. So when he was born he would have had that to work with.
  As it is now, there are still no children in the world that are receiving the power to make Righteous decisions. It’s not being taught. They teach them in everything there is except the Peaceful Solution Character Education Program. And the education is in front of them all the time here. From the time they get up of a morning, this stupid television where there’s nothing but lies that are brought forth on it.
  The movies, even the churches are teaching the same lies. They haven’t got sense enough to change. They haven’t got sense enough to say, “This is a lie in my right hand, I’m not going to do it anymore.” Santa Claus did come down my chimney last night. I saw him flying his sleigh through the sky. They showed it on television. He’s being pulled by the same reindeers. One of them had a shiny nose. Yes, they go to all kinds of stupidity to teach lies.
  What we need to do is set aside a little time in the world, get the character education program that I’m talking about and start teaching your children. If we got this to all the nations right now, think of this, if our government would take the money from one bomb that they’re trying to build, one bomb, they could reach all of these nations over there, all their educational ministers with the Peaceful Solution Character Education Program. He, in return now, would want this for all of his people. Once he reads this and sees what it’ll do, he’ll want it for all of his people. Think about that now.
  If President Barack Obama right now would say let’s take this money and put it in a character education program and let’s get it to all the nations, let’s introduce it to all the schools here and let them start teaching it, and let’s give it a test. Let’s give it a test for six months. Six months. What can you lose? Just six months.
  We have teachers here today, Sister Simpson is one of them, that when she first started teaching this in her class, a big class, large class, she wrote to us a few weeks later and said, I can’t believe it but this is the first time in all of my teaching and I’ve been teaching for twenty years, and she said this is the first time that I can honestly say that there is no stealing taking place in my classroom anymore.
  Now, you world leaders that are getting this and I know you are. I know you’re checking me out, I see you checking my internet site out, so I know you’re checking it out, if you would just try it for six months you’ll see school shootings stop. And the people, what you can put in their minds in six months, they’ll start saying hey, we don’t need this war. We could have a prosperous economy right now if we would just follow these lessons right here. That’s what they’ll be saying.
  We don’t need to take those peoples’ property. We don’t need it, we got this. We could have wealth galore in just a little while. If we just put away everything else and go to this right here, we would have wealth that you won’t believe, unimaginable. All from this one program, the Peaceful Solution Character Education Program. As this ad that I saw so many times says...

The Laws, Statutes and Judgments of Yahweh were not given just to be ignored. Mosheh was not ignorant of the worship of the pagan nations. They worshiped demons, which are led by Satan the devil. The worship of these demons were practices of appeasement. These Gods had to be fed during licentious feasts of lust and sexual excesses. These Gods also had to be fed the lives of the worshipers own children.
  The ancient Babylonians had a God called Samas, as we find in The Encyclopedia Judaica, Volume 5, page 1020.

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The Encyclopedia Judaica, Volume 14, page 719 says:


 Jewish legend says Samael-Samiel is the angel of death and the head of the devils. The Greek rendering of the word, Samael is Sammane.

 The Standard Encyclopedia of Folklore, Mythology and Legend, pages 968-969, tells us what Samain is:


Samain is the Druidic assembly on the night of October 31, to sacrifice to their Gods and burn their victims. The Standard Encyclopedia of Folklore, Mythology and Legend, Volume A-1, page 263, tells us more about the sacrifice of the dead.

 

The Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Symbols, Part 2, page 1393, says:


 Halloween!
The Yearbook of English Festivals, by Dorothy Gladys Spicer, 1954, pages 153-157, show us the ancient meanings of Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day. All of these are part of the ancient sacrifices of the dead.

 ALL HALLOWS’ EVE
October 31. All Hallows’ Eve or All Hallow E’en, with its tradition of witches, ghosts, hobgoblins and sprites, its games and incantations, still is a gay time for pranks and parties in many North Country homes. Transplanted to New World soil, the old practices have become revitalized and currently are observed with more enthusiasm than in the country of their birth.
  To ancient Druids the end of October commemorated the festival of the waning year, when the sun began his downward course and ripened grain was garnered from the fields. Samhain, or ‘‘Summer’s End,’’ as this feast to the dying sun was called, was celebrated with human sacrifice, augury and prayer; for at this season spirits walked and evil had power over souls of men.
  Not until the fourth century did the pagan vigil for the god of light give way to All Hallows, the mass for Christian saints; and not until the tenth, did the Druids’ death feast become All Souls, the day of prayer for souls that had entered rest. Cakes for the dead were substituted for human sacrifice, fortune-telling for heathen augury, lighted candles for the old Baal fires. Gradually, the last night of Octoberfirst a Druid feast, then a Christian holy day—emerged as a night of gaiety, when young people played games and read fortunes from simple objects, such as apples, cabbages, or nuts.
  Indeed, nuts became such a favorite means of
divination, that All Hallow E’en was known as ‘‘Nutcrack Night.’’
  Next to nuts, apples feature in All Hallow E’en divinations. Apple-bobbing still is as popular in the North Country as in rural America. Even pips and parings come in for their share of attention.
  Though many old All Hallow E’en customs have disappeared, survivals of All Souls’ (November 2), as will be seen, still exist in many communities. Soulers, not very unlike American Halloween mummers, still make village rounds and beg for ‘‘soul cakes,’’ instead of ‘‘something for Halloween.’’

 ALL SAINTS’ AND ALL SOULS’
November 1 and 2
  The early English Church called All Saints’, the feast to commemorate all the saints, All Hallows. Hallow E’en, All Saints’ and All Souls’ (October 31, November 1 and 2, respectively) share a common tradition. The three festivals concern remembrance of departed souls. Hallow E’en, as already noted, is celebrated with games and divination rites, since people once believed spirits of the dead walked abroad on this night. All Saints’ and All Souls’, on the other hand, are popularly observed with ‘‘souling’’ customs and plays. Originally, these demonstrations were intended to honor the faithful departed and to ease the pain of the bereaved.
  ‘‘
Souling,’’ or ‘‘Soul-caking,’’ is the custom descended from pre-Reformation times, of going about on All Saints’ or All Souls’ and begging for cakes, in remembrance of the dead. The Soulers, singing verses inherited from a remote past, are rewarded with ‘‘soul cakes.’’
  Once soulers of certain villages began their rounds with services in the parish church,
the cakes householders gave were in exchange for prayers for the dead, a ‘‘charity’’ for the departed. In other words, soul cakes were intended as a bread dole to the community poor. Bonfires, ‘‘to light souls out of purgatory,’’ and the ringing of church bells, also characterized old-time observances.

In The Book of Festival Holidays, 1964, by Marguerite Ickis, pages 123-125, we are shown the meaning behind the traditions of halloween.

The custom of holding a festival at harvest time goes back over two thousand years. The last day of the year on the old pagan calendar, October 31, served the triple purpose of bidding goodbye to summer, welcoming winter and remembering the dead. The Irish built tremendous bonfires on hilltops to offer encouragement to the waning sun and to provide a warm welcome for visiting sprites and ghosts that walked about in the night.
  People of the British Isles had the quaint custom of tossing objects, such as stones, vegetables and nuts, into a bonfire to frighten away any ‘‘spooks’’ that might be near. These symbolic sacrifices were also fortune telling props, still widely used at Halloween parties today. If a pebble a man flung into the fire at night was no longer visible the following morning, people clucked sympathetically, believing the man wouldn’t survive another year. If the nuts tossed by young lovers exploded in the flames, theirs would be a quarrelsome marriage, etc.
  More fearful of spooks than spouses, folks began hollowing out turnips and pumpkins and placing lighted candles inside to scare evil spirits from the house.
  It was the Irish, too, who initiated the “trick or treat system hundreds of years ago. Groups of Irish farmers would go from house to house soliciting food for the village Halloween festivities in the name of no less a personage than Muck Olla (ancient god of Irish clergy). Prosperity was promised to cheerful givers and threats made against tightfisted donors. It was the custom for English children to dress up in each other’s clothes (boys donning girls’ outfits and vice versa) and, wearing masks, to go begging from door to door for ‘‘soul cakes.’’

From The Book of Holidays, 1958, by J. Walker McSpadden, pages 149-153 are displayed here:

Halloween, in spite of the fact that it takes its name from a christian festival (All Hallows or All Saints’ Day), comes from pagan times and has never taken on a christian significance.
  There were two different festivals in the early world at this time of year, and they are both represented in our own Halloween activities. When you duck for apples, or throw an apple paring over your shoulder to see what initial it makes on the floor, you are
doing as the Romans didhonoring Pomona, the Roman goddess of orchards and especially of apple orchards. And when you light a candle inside the jeering pumpkin face, you are in a small way imitating the Celtic Druids of northern Britain (described in the chapter on Saint Patrick’s Day), who lit a fire to scare away winter and the evil spirits who were waiting to come rushing in when summer was over.
  On that night between October and November, the Druids kindled great fires on the hills as a barrier against the evil to come. (These Halloween fires still burn every year in many places, but especially in Scotland and Wales). By waving burning wisps of plaited straw aloft on pitchforks, people tried to frighten off demons and witches, but just in case this didn’t work, they also put on grotesque and terrifying costumes. For if you dressed in a horrible enough fashion and went trooping around with the spirits all night, they would think you were one of them, and do you no harm. This is where the persistent Halloween custom of ‘‘dressing up’’ and wearing masks originated; and among the children who come to the door on Halloween, calling ‘‘trick or treat,’’ the most alarming costumes are still considered the best.

When one studies the origins of the customs of the christian religion, one comes to the conclusion that the pagan worship was not banished from the world. The strongest pagan religions were just incorporated into christianity. The book, Strange Stories, Amazing Facts, 1980, by the Readers’ Digest Association, corroborates this conclusion.

  Although Christianity has swept the world in a relatively short time, as the histories of great religions go, the early missionaries faced an uphill task. The pagans were reluctant to give up their false gods and ancient practices.
  So the missionaries, unable to convert them easily to an entirely new code of worship, did the next best thing. They took the pagan festivals as they were and gradually grafted the observances of the new faith onto these festivals and the rites and customs surrounding them.
  December 25 was not called Christmas until the ninth century. Until then it had been the Midwinter Feast, a combination of the Norse Yule Festival and the Roman Saturnalia, both of which took place in late December.
Like Christmas and Easter, the festival of Halloween originated in a pagan celebration, even though its name derives from the Christian festival of All Hallows’ or All Saints’ Eve.
  It was introduced in the seventh century to commemorate all those saints and martyrs who had no special day to themselves and was held on May 13. But in the eighth century All Hallows’ Day was moved to November 1, to counteract the pagan celebrations held on that date.
  October 31, the eve of November 1, was the last night of the year in the ancient Celtic calendar and was celebrated as the end of summer and its fruitfulness. It was a festival that the Celts of northern Europe marked with bonfires, to help the sun through the winter.
  Winter also called to mind the chill and blackness of the grave, and so it was a time when ghosts would walk, and supernatural spirits, warlocks, and witches would hold their revels.
  Only since the late 18th and early 19th centuries has Halloween developed into a festive time for children, with costumes, lanterns, and games. Before then it was regarded as a night of fear, and wise men, respectful of hobgoblins and wandering demons, stayed indoors.
  In the 17th and 18th centuries, however, it was customary for ‘‘guisers’’–people in weird masks and costumes–to go from house to house, singing and dancing to keep evil at bay, or to go about as representations of the ghosts and goblins of the night.
  The Halloween lantern, made from a hollowed-out pumpkin or turnip with a candle inside it, is a relic from the days when food offerings were made to the spirits of the dead.

 From the propaganda of public schools every American “knows” how thanksgiving originated. In 1620 the small band of pilgrims of Plymouth Colony braved the perilous North Atlantic in quest of religious freedom. They landed in November and faced winter with meager supplies of food that dwindled rapidly. Fifty-five of the original one-hundred two people who came on the Mayflower died before spring. Because the summer was blessed with rain and the autumn harvest was plentiful, the pilgrim colony, appropriately grateful, established a day of thanksgiving and invited the local Indians to share their bounty. Supposedly, this is the origin of the holiday known as thanksgiving and it is so pure and holy that everyone can now observe this thanksgiving day with a clear conscience, for surely this is pleasing to Yahweh.

However satisfying it would be to point to a particular day and say, ‘‘This was the first thanksgiving,’’ it definitely would not be the truth. Thanksgiving was not a New England holiday, springing up full grown, completely armed with roast turkey and cranberry sauce, from the mind of a pilgrim father. This American holiday gradually grew up in the unique culture of Puritan New England, an origin more complex than the legend the public schools have nurtured for generations.

 
The Harvest Home

 The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1980, Volume 5, tells of harvest home:

 

Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain, by John Brand, George Bell and Sons, 1908, pages 16-33 gives a complete description of harvest home. A few excerpts are displayed here:

 HARVEST HOME
Alias Mell Supper, Kern or Churn Supper, or Feast of Ingathering

 Macrobius tells us that, among the Heathens, the heads of families, when they had got in their harvest, were wont to feast with their servants who had laboured for them in tilling the ground. In exact conformity to this, it is common among Christians, when the fruits of the earth are gathered in and laid in their proper repositories, to provide a plentiful supper for the harvest-men and the servants of the family. At this entertainment all are, in the modern revolutionary idea of the word, perfectly equal. Here is no distinction of persons, but ruler and servant sit at the same table, converse freely together, and spend the remainder of the night in dancing, singing, and etc. in the most easy familiarity.
 Bourne thinks the original of both these customs is Jewish, and cites Hospinian, who tells us that the heathens copied after this custom of the Jews, and at the end of the harvest offered up their first fruits to the gods. For the Jews rejoiced and feasted at the getting in of the harvest.
  This festivity is undoubtedly of the most remote antiquity. That men in all nations where agriculture flourished should have expressed their joy on this occasion by some outward ceremonies has its foundation in the nature of things. Sowing is hope; reaping, fruition of the expected bounty. To the husbandman, whom the fear of wet, blights, and etc. has harassed with great anxiety, the completion of his wishes could not fail of imparting an enviable feeling of delight. Festivity is but the reflex of inward joy, and it could hardly fail of being produced on this occasion, which is a temporary suspension of every care.
  The respect shown to servants at this season seems to have sprung from a grateful sense of their services. Everything depends at this juncture on their labour and despatch.
Vacina (or Vacuna, so called as it is said a vacando, the tutelar deity, as it were, of rest and ease), among the ancients, was the name of the goddess to whom rustics sacrificed at the conclusion of harvest.
  Newton, in his Tryall of a Man’s owne Selfe, 1602, p. 54, under Breaches of the Second Commandments censure, ‘the adorning with garlands or presenting unto any image of any Saint, whom thou hast made speciall choice of to be thy patron and advocate, the firstlings of thy increase, as corne and graine, and other oblations.’
  Moresin tells us the popery, in imitation of this, brings home her
chaplets of corn, which she suspends on poles; that offerings are made on the altars of her tutelar gods, while thanks are returned for the collected stores, and prayers are made for future ease and rest. Images, too, of straw or stubble, he adds, are wont to be carried about on this occasion; and that in England he himself saw the rustics bringing home in a cart a figure made of corn, round which men and women were singing promiscuously, preceded by a drum or piper. In a Journey into England, by Paul Hentzner, in the year 1598, ed. 1757, p.79, speaking of Windsor, he says: ‘As we were returning to our inn, we met some country people celebrating their Harvest Home; their last load of corn they crown with flowers, having besides an image richly dressed, by which perhaps they would signify Ceres: this they would keep moving about, while men and women, men and maid-servants, riding through the streets in the cart, shout as loud as they can till they arrive at the barn.’
  Hutchinson, in his History of Northumberland, ii. ad finem, 17, says, ‘I have seen in some places, an
image apparelled in great finery, crowned with flowers, a sheaf of corn placed under her arm, and a scythe in her hand, carried out of the village in the morning of the conclusive reaping day, with music and much clamour of the reapers, into the field, where it stands fixed on a pole all day, and when the reaping is done, is brought home in like manner. This they call the Harvest Queen, and it represents the Roman Ceres.’
  An old woman, who is a respectable authority on a subject of this nature, at a village in Northumberland, informed that, not half a century ago, they used everywhere to dress up something similar to the figure above described at the end of harvest, which was called a
Harvest Doll, or Kern Baby. This northern word is plainly a corruption of Corn Baby, or Image, and is the Kern supper, which we shall presently consider of Corn supper. In Carew’s Survey of Cornwall, f. 20 b, ‘an ill-kerned or saved harvest’ occurs.

The American Book of Days, by Jane M. Hatch, 1978, page 1053, tells us:

 Celebrations: The Comprehensive Book of American Holidays, by Robert J. Myers, 1972, pages 271-272, tells us:

 Our Wonderful World, by Grolier Incorporated, New York, 1966, Volume 17, page 220, tells us of the harvest festivals.

 

Collier’s Encyclopedia, 1980, Volume 13, page 309, tells us of Isis, an ancient Egyptian Goddess who absorbed the attributes of Ernutet (Thermuthis), the harvest Goddess:


Isis was identified with Hathor, the horned cow Goddess. The Yearbook of English Festivals, by Dorothy Gladys Spicer, 1954, page 145, shows:

  Most pleasing of all the decorations are four spirally woven straw cones hanging from the pulpit stand. Each cornucopia is tasseled with ears of wheat. ‘Those are horns of plenty,’ the old vicar explains. Each year they are loaned as harvest decorations.
  They are more than harvest decorations, I thought, as I inquired for their owner. Two old farm hands had fashioned the cornucopias many years before, I learned. Once, I was told, the straw cones were slipped over the horns of oxen competing in local ploughing meets, suggesting that these “
horns of plenty” may have been associated originally with fertility rites. Maybe the old countrymen unconsciously paid honor to the Corn Spirit by plaiting symbols from the last sheaf bound at the end of the harvest.

Collier’s Encyclopedia, Volume 8, page 74, tells us of Demeter, the Greek version of the Egyptian Goddess Isis.

DEMETER [demi’ter], one of the chief deities in Greek cult; in mythology, the daughter of Cronus and Rhea and the sister of Zeus. She was the corn goddess, and her name has been explained as “grain-mother” or “earth-mother.” The mother of Persephone by Zeus, Demeter left Olympus when her daughter was carried off to the underworld by Pluto; lighting torches from Mount Aetna, she searched for Persephone throughout the world and the earth grew barren from neglect. On her wanderings she came to Eleusis near Athens, where, in the guise of an old woman, she was received by the family of Celeus. According to one version, she then attempted to make Triptolemus, the son of Celeus, immortal; but when prevented by the frightened mother, Demeter limited her favor to teaching the child how to use the plow and sow corn. When Persephone was restored to her for two thirds of each year, the earth again became fruitful for that period. The center of Demeter’s worship was at Eleusis, where the Eleusinian Mysteries were held in honor of the two goddesses. The disappearance and return of Persephone, symbolized the death and rebirth of vegetation; later, initiates read into the ritual a promise of their own immortality. The Romans identified Demeter with Ceres. See also Ceres; Eleusis; Persephone.
—George E. Duckworth and H.J. Rose

 The story of Demeter going into the underworld to find her kidnaped daughter, Proserpina-Persephone is rehearsed through the Eleusian mysteries—the ancient mystery fertility religion. Collier’s Encyclopedia, Volume 16, pg. 349-350, tells of the mystery religions of the great mother.

 The mystery religions furnish an ancient example of a missionary movement. Originally they were magical ceremonies designed to induce bountiful crops. They dramatized the annual decay of vegetation in the autumn as the death of a divine youth over whom a goddess mourned. Later they celebrated with ecstatic joy the return of verdure in the spring as the coming to life again of the departed youth. Participating in these rites was believed to cleanse the devotee of his sins and unite him mystically with the god. They were crude and orgiastic but they had a dynamic quality which led to their expansion.
  In spite of the protests of such men as Euripides and Plato the mystery religions continued to make converts because they supplied something which neither the religion of the Olympic gods nor the philosophers of Greece could offer. This was especially true of the Eleusinian mysteries which may have had their origin in Egypt. In these ceremonies, Demeter, the goddess of agriculture, was represented as weeping over her daughter Persephone, who had been carried off by Pluto, god of the nether world, to become his bride. She reappeared, however, in the spring and spent six months (according to some accounts, eight) with her mother before returning to Pluto. By a natural development, these mysteries came to teach that, just as the vegetation was reborn in the spring, after its death in the autumn, so the initiates might be reborn after death.
  Though the details of these rites are unknown, because they were secret, it is evident that the drama which the initiates saw enacted was a source of great comfort to them thereafter, attracting at Athens alone
thousands of candidates who thronged to be initiated.
  The Syrian
mystery religion in which the goddess Astarte wept over Adonis was carried by Phoenician sailors and traders to various ports in the Mediterranean at an early date. Later, when this sea was controlled by the Ptolemies, Egyptian sailors and traders carried the mystery religion of Isis to Cyprus, Sicily, Italy, Gaul, and Spain. This religion, transformed considerably from its Egyptian prototype, had great popularity in Rome, and held its own for 500 years. It was at one time a formidable rival of Christianity.

 Men and women offered up sacrifices and prayers to these mysterious forces of the mystery religion, which they believed controlled the workings of nature on their behalf. Their hope in offering this worship was to ward off catastrophe, to ensure fine hunting, to obtain bountiful harvests, and to live again beyond the grave.
  The mystery worship was set in the cycle of sun worship. In the spring of the year, man sought fertility for himself and for his land. Bountiful crops would assure food for himself and his household. It was during this springtime of the year, at the vernal equinox, that the Goddess he worshiped was fertilized by the God he worshiped.
  In the summer of the year, the hot, arid land he lived upon became brown and barren. At this summertime, directly on the summer solstice, the Goddess he worshiped went into the underworld to remain until the time for vegetation to begin growing in the fall of the year.
  At autumn of this yearly cycle the sun started dying. The days grew shorter as the nights grew longer. At the fall of the year, directly on the autumn equinox, the Goddess man worshiped began to weep for the lost (or murdered in other mythologies) Goddess (or God).
  At the winter solstice the sun started to come back to life as the days started growing longer and the nights shorter. Life would be assured for another year. The Goddess who had been fertilized at the previous vernal equinox gave birth to a son at the winter solstice. The God had been reborn.
  Such was the cycle of the primitive fertility religions portrayed through ‘cute’ stories which effectively hid the vile, hideous meaning behind them. Thanksgiving day worship is merely the ancient fertility rites veneered with the ‘respectability’ of christianity. However, the fact still remains, that it is ancient fertility worship.
  You may ask, weren’t our pilgrim fathers Righteous? Didn’t they keep many of those old Laws? I know they didn’t keep christmas. I can tell you the pilgrims only served the Father as far as they would. Definitely, the pilgrims worshiped on Sunday and they definitely did not keep the Holy Feast Days as ordained in Leviticus Chapter Twenty-three. They did not keep the clean and unclean food Laws, as listed in Leviticus Chapter Eleven and Deuteronomy Chapter Fourteen.
  The pilgrims studied the bibles they had. Therefore, they would have read of Yahweh’s Sabbaths, Holy Feast Days, and clean and unclean food Laws for themselves. Why did they not obey Yahweh by doing what He had commanded in
Leviticus Chapters Eleven and Twenty-three and in Deuteronomy Chapter Fourteen?
  Like so many churches and denominations today, the pilgrims wanted to do it their way and not Yahweh’s Way. Is it any wonder then, that the pilgrims were just as deceived as the churches and assemblies are today?
  The pilgrims held exactly a three day feast in the fall of 1621. This was the customary time span for the ancient pagan celebrations. Thanksgiving, by Robert Haven Schauffler, Dodd-Mead, 1957, pages xii-xiii says:

The harvest festival of ancient Greece, called the Thesmophoria was akin to the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. It was the feast of Demeter, the foundress of agriculture and goddess of harvests, and was celebrated in Athens, in November, by married women only. Two wealthy and distinguished ladies were chosen to perform the sacred function in the name of the others, and to prepare the sacred meal, which corresponded to our Thanksgiving dinner. On the first day of the feast, amid great mirth and rejoicing, the women went in procession to the promontory of Colias and celebrated their Thanksgiving for three days in the temple of Demeter. On their return a festival occurred for three days in Athens, sad at first but gradually growing into an orgy of mirth and dancing. Here a cow and a sow were offered to Demeter, besides fruit and honeycombs. The symbols of the fruitful goddess were poppies and ears of corn, a basket of fruit and a little pig.
  The Romans worshipped this harvest deity under the name of Ceres. Her festival, which occurred yearly on October 4th, was called the Cerelia. It began with a fast among the common people who offered her a sow and the first cuttings of the harvest. There were processions in the fields with music and rustic sports and the ceremonies ended with the inevitable feast of thanksgiving.

 Thanksgiving, by Applebaum, page 8, tells us:

A target shoot designed to demonstrate the power of English muskets was a major feature of the three-day-long harvest celebration held in Plymouth in the fall of 1621.

 Yahweh has given us, through His Holy Scriptures, His Holy Feast Days. The Feast of Tabernacles is the Feast of Ingathering for the people of Yahweh. Yahweh tells His people to keep His Feasts in Leviticus Chapter Twenty-three. Yahweh’s people do not defile themselves with the holidays of this world.


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