Chag Sameach to all my Brothers and Sisters in the Faith. Normally you would be expecting me to be writing my annual article for Yom Teruah at this time of year but the sounding of the Shofar, the blowing of the Trumpets is definitely what this article is about. The trumpets are blasting loud and clear. To Tehilla, who asked me when she could expect the first article in this series, I was actually waiting. Strange as this might sound, I was told to release the first article when I knew that Europe had fallen. Today, as I was watching the news, and witnessing the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Syriean refugees fleeing across the boarders of Europe, I knew instinctively that today was that day. Europe has sounded its death knell and will never recover from the events of this day and the days which follow. Yes, you might say it is a great humanitarian geture to take in these refugees. It is what good people should be doing, while ignoring the consequences. They are those consequences that needed closer examination. There is a reason that none of the Gulf Arab States opened their boarders to take in a single refugee. This is despite the fact that most are Sunni and the Gulf States certainly have the space and money to support them. They knew that this tidal wave of people would not only alter the geopolitical status of their countries but would ultimately affect their culture, their ability to control public unrest,and would ultimately destabilize the region even further than it is now. Amongst these hundreds of thousands of people truly in need, there are thousands that have an ulterior motive and it isn't peaceful co-existence. This is the truth that Europe will now realize and this is what the sounding of the trumpets is heralding this Yom Teruah. I expect that when Yom Kippur is upon us, we will have a far greater understanding of the threat that is upon us. So as the Voice I have spoken about many times suggested, the significance of the articles regading Revelations will have a far greater impact in light of Europe's fall.
As indicated in my previous article, the book as it was explained to me was Jewish in origin, a unification of the various and sometimes conflicting messages of our recognized prophets. It was Yahweh's final warning on the events of our time, events that no matter how much I thought could be avoided, it was never possible and like Sodom and Gemorrah, all that is about to occur was always intended to occur. My message of how we must strive to avoid the catastrophe must now switch to a warning of how we may, just maybe, be able to survive the coming catastrophe. Whether we call him Eleazar, Lazarus or even Jochanan, the fact was that he was selected to be the messenger of his time and deliberately avoided and shunned the task, preferring to have another, being Yeshua, take up the mantle but ultimately in the end realizing that proved to be a collosal failure and finally he accepted th role, late as it was, to release his mission in the form of a book before the turn of the century or 100 AD. The date is pretty well established, references that could be none other than Domitian are clearly defined. Such commentaries from writers such as Victorinus in the 3rd century tell us that Eleazar clearly felt he had to suffer for prior sins and his exile was part of that punishment but upon the death of Domitian he felt absolved of his crimes. A curious comment when examined because it clearly seemed that Eleazar felt the fall of Jerusalem, the destruction of the Temple, and the death of perhaps half a million Jews during the war against Rome was clearly the result of something he did or didn't do, and as long as the House of Flavius was on the throne in Rome, he was to be held accountable. With the death of the last Flavian Emperor, murder actually, Eleazar felt released of this guilt and could see that it was time for the cleansing of all the sins of his people and a restoration after the battle of Armageddon. Instinctively, he communicated that this coming battle would be shortly after his passing, which prompted Rabbis such as Akiba to think that theirs, whcih was the next generation was that time as predicted by this prophet Eleazar. Sadly, Akiba was not only wrong, but the Bar Kochba war put the final nail in the coffin of our nationalistic hopes, and resulted in the final expulsion of our people which lasted for 1800 years. Not even Lazarus fully appreciated the message he was burdened with all his life.
In age, he was born around the same time as Yeshua. Perhaps the same year when the conjunctionof Mars, Jupiter and Saturn occurred in the heavens above Israel, a conjunction that Jewish astronomers referred to as the Messiah Star. We already know that Lazarus was from Bethany, or at least his family had a large estate there just a couple of miles from Jerusalem, on the south west side of the Mount of Olives, with a sepulchre, thereby indicating the prominence and significance of the family. A few more miles to the south lies Bethlehem, where Micah indicated the Messiah should be born. Lazarus is in possession of the anointing oil, is considered the most beloved of Yeshua's disciples, and his sister Mary bore the cognomen of Migdala, or the Tower, a likely reference to the Tower of David from the Song of Songs. From this cognomen we can take several inferences. One perhaps that she was very tall, but unlikely. It could be an indication of being a very powerful woman, and we have no reason to doubt that when we notice the other disciples actually seemed in fear of her and her influence over Yeshua. Or we can take it as its most obvious reference, which is to the Tower or Family of David, since the song says that the shields of 1000 great men adorned the tower, indicating that she was of the most prominent of families, to which all of Israel had sworn allegiance. In essence we have a descendant of David, born in close proximity to Bethlehem, in possession of the King's annointing oil, born at the right time under the defining star, but deathly afraid to take up his responsibilities as the Deliverer. So much so that even in the Christian Gospels the other disciples keep asking how much longer they have to put up with his presence. Clearly, his existence was a contradiction to everything they beleived and Yeshua provides them with a strange answer, saying, "If God intends him to live forever, then so be it." Clearly, Yeshua knew that Eleazar had a special purpose and that he would not be released from this life until he fulfilled it. that is clearly evident when we see that the book is finally made available, only after Domitian's death, and only then does Yahweh permit Eleazar to die, a fact acknowledged by Christians when they write that Jochanan was a very, very old man when he finally was laid to rest. That was his punishement; a life in exile, a price on his head, and the knowledge that he failed to fulfill what God had expected of him because he ran from his responsibilities. In the same manner he ran from the scende when Yeshua was arrested, or so the story goes, fleeing into the night naked, having been stripped of his cloak. Metaphorically, it is likely referring to his denial of Yeshua as messiah, and abandoning his hopes in the Galilean being able to assume his mantle. It is this abandonment of Yeshua which causes the other disciples to question why he should be permitted to live to a ripe old age. Christianity obscures Eleazar by confusing him with one of the other disciples, bearing a similar name but who happened to be boiled in oil around 81AD. Eleazar on the other hand lived on, was revived in his Judaic beliefs, represented a Messianic hope to the survivor of the First Roman Jewish War, and therefore remained a viable threat to the Flavian family sitting on the curule throne in Rome. But what he did not realize was that the images God had shown him were never intended for his time, perhaps he was never intended to save anyone, merely the messenger to pass on the revelations of our time, which are now unfolding.
As I read the book it was made quite clear to me that it had been heavily edited. But this editing had been done quite poorly. The original content written in the first person perspective, was quite distinct from those paragraphs and sections written in the 3rd person. Breaks in the subject matter to interject a reference to Yeshua appeared quite out of context with the content and didn't relate to the subject matter. Addresses to the various Churches were penned by someone that didn't fully comprehend that there is a big difference from 'the Voice' that Eleazar heard, and the appearance of an angel speaking to him. I am well aware of exactly what Eleazar meant by the voice, the disembodiment that manifests within one's own mind but knowing full well that it isn't your own voice. So the attempt by another person to explain it as an angel is a feeble attempt for them to try and deal with a subject matter thay can't fully comprehend. Truthfully, it doesn't even appear as if the editor was even attempting to conceal his identity as from the first sentence he indicates that Yeshua sent the Angel to his servant Jochannan, all written as a third party observation, rather than what one would expect the author to write, which would have been, "an angel appeared to me." One all the third party references, the obvious unrelated Christian hyperbole, the attempts to divide the books as if it were distinct and separate letters being writtent to Christian Churches and enclaves are removed, what is left is not only a much smaller composition, but it is only seven Chapters in length and not the 22 that the document supposedly contained. This is important because the number seven plays a big part in the Jewish traditions and events in the book as was originally told by Eleazar. What clearly remains behind is a very Jewish prophetic book in its content but one which in extremely ominous for our time as it would appear that we are now standing at that precipice and we have absolutely no way to escape it..
Clearly, Eleazar thought as the designated heir of David, he was in some way intended to overthrow the Roman yoke on Israel and probably assumed that with the death of Domitian, the time had come for the liberation of the Jews within the Empire. If the Flavians, whom had been responsible for the destruction of the Temple and much of Jerusalem no longer existed, then surely that was a sign that God had ended their domiance over the Children of Israel. There would now be a cleansing of the earth and eventually a restoration. All those that had been scattered to the four corners of the Empire by the fall of Galilee and Judea would now return. It was evident that the communities within Israel and without believed this to be true. As a Davidic messiah, Eleazar had delivered his message, how could they doubt it to be true. In order to prove him right, the Jews of Alexandria attempted to initiate the war and restore Jewish independence in 117 AD. Trajan swiftly put an end to that. Perhaps it wasn't the time. The events that Eleazar had spoken of hadn't really manifested. They would wait until the book and events were more closely alligned. Fifteen years later they believed that to be the case. Four years of massive death and destruction which made the first war against Rome pale in comparison, the restoration promised by Eleazar failed to manifest and we as a people were made to suffer horribly. Strangely, or perhaps not so oddly, the same rabbis that had encouraged the war effort based on the book they considered a prophecy of their time now abandoned and cursed it. Let the Christians have it with all its seeding of destruction. And a further curse on the House of Phiabi, for Ishmael the Second, a descendent of the priestly house had given them false hope in a briefly restored adn consecrated temple, therefore the subsequent downfall could only have been the result of Yahweh despising that priestly house as well. Was it not a fact that Jeshua ben Gamaliel from the House of Phiabi, was the last High priest when the Temple fell to Titus, and now the same occured when a member of that same house fell to Hadrian. Surely that priestly house is cursed. As a descendant of that very same house, I look forward to this coming Yom Kippur when the Rabbanites will stand during their recitation of the Amidah and curse my family as they have done for two thousand years as a result of their own arrogance. This year I get to place this book of revelations before them and say, "All your prayers for forgiveness will be in vain, the doom is now upon all of us. If you must pray, then pray for survival!"
Working from the Aramic text and having removed the extraneous and obviously added Christian messages as well as the third party references, what remains as Chapter 1 is quite revealing in its content. I have added my comments in brackets and bold print. What I hope you will see and recognize is a clearly Jewish text in origin and therefore what could be the greatest of all our prophetic books.
I am The Aleph and The Tau, says The Lord, Yahweh, our God, He who is and has been and is coming, The Almighty and there is no other. (CLEARLY THIS IS NOT A CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE. ELEAZAR EMPHASIZES THE ONENESS OF GOD, HIS CONSTANT PRESENCE, AND MOST INTERESTING, A REFERENCE TO THE END OF TIME IN THE WORD TAU OR THE LAST LETTER OF THE HEBREW ALPHABET. THE TORAH BEGINS WITH 'IN THE BEGINNING' NOW ELEAZAR PROVIDES US WITH 'IN THE END')
I turned as I recognized that voice which spoke to me, (THE SAME REFERENCES I HAVE OFTEN MADE TO A VOICE THAT IS WITHIN BUT SEEMS TO BE COMING FROM WITHOUT. ) and when I turned around, I saw seven of the seven branched menorah of gold; And in the midst of seven golden menorahs was the likeness of a man, and he wore the ephod and he was girded around his chest with a golden wrap. And his head and his hair were white as wool and like snow, and his eyes burned with fire. And his feet were sturdy and strong like the brass of Lebanon which is heated in a furnace, and his voice was soft and flowed like the rippling waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars, and in the other a sharp lance, and I saw him like the Sun appearing in its strength.(THE NUMBER SEVEN IS KEY TO THIS PARAGRAPH. SEVEN MENORAHS REPRESENTING SEVEN RESTORATIONS OF THE TEMPLE. A MAN DRESSED AS THE HIGH PRIEST BUT HE CARRIED A WEAPON UNLIKE A PRIEST. ONLY ONE MAN FIT THIS DESCRIPTION AND THAT WAS SAMUEL. SAMUEL THAT HAD THE AUTHORITY TO ANOINT KINGS. SAMUEL THAT HAD BLOOD ON HIS HANDS BUT STILL SERVED IN THE TABERNACLE AND BEFORE THE ARK. ELOQUENT, CONVINCING AND CUNNING SAMUEL. THE SEVEN STARS ARE THE SEVEN MESSIANIC PERIODS OF RESTORATION THAT HAD ALREADY OCCURRED OR ABOUT TO COME AND REFER TO THE SEVEN PLANETS THAT COULD BE SEEN IN THE HEAVENS. THE SEVEN MESSIANIC PERIODS OF THE EXODUS FROM EGYPT UNDER MOSES, THE CONQUEST OF CANAAN UNDER JOSHUA, THE PERIOD OF JUDGES, THE KINGDOM UNDER SAUL, DAVID AND SOLOMON, THE RESTORATION AND RETURN UNDER ZERUBABBEL AND NEHEMIAH, THE LIBERATION UNDER THE HASMONEANS, AND THE LAST OR SEVENTH WOULD BE THE REGAINING OF FREEDOM FROM ROME. A WAR THAT WAS ABOUT TO COME AND HERE WAS SAMUEL TO ANOINT HIS NEW KING OR MESSIAH.)
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man, and he laid his right hand upon me saying, Do not be afraid, for I am the eternity of the messiahs both priests and kings, those that have lived and died, and behold, I am alive to the eternity of eternities, amen, and I have the key of Death and of Sheol. (THOUGH SAMUEL SERVED AS PRIEST AND ANNOINTED KINGS, HE WAS NOT FROM EITHER FAMILY. HIS AUTHORITY WAS UNIQUE AND HANDED TO HIM BY YAHWEH. OF ALL MEN, HE WAS HIGHER THAN EITHER PRIEST OR KING AND THE LINES THAT HE ANOINTED WOULD BE ETERNAL AND ONGOING) Write, therefore, whatever you have seen and those things that are, and that are going to come to pass after these things. The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand and the seven menorahs: the seven stars are the messengers and the seven menorahs of gold which you saw are the seven gatherings of our people.
"I know your works, your toil and your patience, and that you cannot tolerate the evil ones, and you have tested those who claim to be Apostles, and they are not, and you have found them false." (CLEARLY A CONDEMNATION OF THE MINIANS OR CHRISTIANS. SAMUEL IS SAYING THAT YOU CAN NO LONGER TOLERATE THEIR LIES AND FALSE CLAIMS)
3"And you have patience and you have endured because of my name and you have not tired." (LIVING IN EXILE HE HAS NOW LIVED LONGER THAN MOST MEN OF HIS TIME PERIOD AND DESPITE THE ATTEMPTS OF OTHERS TO DO AWAY WITH HIM HE HAS PERSEVERED) "But I have something against you, because you have left your former love." (GOD IS NOT HAPPY THAT ELEAZAR ABANDONED HIS MISSION AND FOR A TIME SUPPORTED THE FOLLOWERS OF YESHUA. HE HAD LOST HIS WAY)
5"Remember from where you have come out and do the former works; but if not, I will come against you and I will remove your menorah, unless you repent." (IN OTHER WORDS, REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE, REMEMBER YOUR JUDAISM, REMEMBER YOU ARE A DESCENDANT OF KING DAVID, AND BEARER OF THIS SEVENTH MENORAH INDICATING ANOTHER REBIRTH OR RESTORATION.
6"But you have this, that you hate the works of the Naqolaytans, (THERE IS OR WAS NO PLACE OR PEOPLE OF NICOLATIA. FROM THE HEBREW/ARAMAIC IT TRANSLATES AS THE FRAUDULENT ONES. OR IN OTHER WORDS FALSE JEWS WHICH WERE THE MINIANS OR CHRISTIANS. APPARENTLY ELEAZAR NOW HATES HIS FORMER COLLEAGUES.)those things which I also hate." (SAMUEL IS MAKING IT CLEAR THAT GOD ALSO HATES THEM)
7"He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what The Spirit is speaking to the assemblies, and I shall give to the victor to eat of the tree of life, which is in The Paradise of God (THIS IS A SUMMONS BY GOD FOR EVERYONE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN LED ASTRAY TO RETURN TO THE ONE TRUE FAITH)
9"I know your suffering and your poverty (but you are rich)(A REMINDER THAT ELEAZAR'S HERITAGE IS OF A VERY HIGH STANDARD BEYOND WORLDLY WEALTH) and the blasphemy of those who call themselves Jews of the Judeans, when they are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." (THIS IS A REFERENCE TO THE CLAIM OF THE MINIANS AND CHRISTIANS THAT THEY ARE NOW THE TRUE JEWS, HAVING INHERITED ALL THE PROMISES FROM THE LORD. THEY ARE CONDEMNED FOR THIS CLAIM.)
10"Be afraid in none of those things that you will suffer; be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life." (TO DATE, ELEAZAR HAS SUFFERED FOR HIS REFUSAL TO OBEY, FAR WORSE THAN JONAH, BUT GOD PROMISES HIS LEGACY WILL LIVE ON FOREVER IF HE DOES AS HE WAS INSTRUCTED.)
14"But I have a few things against you, for you have there those who hold the doctrine of the Balaam, (BALAAM BEING A PROPHET THAT WAS GIFTED BY GOD BUT USED THAT GIFT INAPPROPRIATELY OR REFUSED TO USE IT: GOD IS SAYING THAT HE'S STILL MAD AT ELEAZAR FOR DISOBEYING) him who taught Balaq (FURTHERMORE, ELEAZAR WENT ON TO USE THAT GIFT FOR THE BENEFIT OF BALAQ WHICH TRANSLATES AS THE HUSBAND OR BRIDEGROOM. WE KNOW THAT THIS REFERENCE IS TO YESHUA AND MAY EVEN BE FURTHER ELABORATED ON IF YESHUA DID MARY ELEAZAR'S SISTER, MARY) to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat sacrifices of idols and to commit fornication." (IT WAS THROUGH ELEAZAR'S SUPPORT THAT THE CHRISTIANS WENT ON TO CONVINCE JEWS TO ABANDON THE TRADITIONAL LAWS OF THE TORAH AND ADOPT PAGAN BELIEFS)
15"So you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Naqolaytans, likewise. (ELEAZAR BEARS A RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL THOSE HOLDE THE FRAUDULENT BELIEFS AND MUST CORRECT THEM NOW)
16Repent therefore, or else I shall come upon you at once, and I shall make war with them with the sword of my mouth."(ELEAZAR MUST WRITE THIS BOOK IN ORDER TO CORRECT THE WRONG OR THEY WILL BE DESTROYED)
19"I know your works, your love, your faith, your service and your patience, and your latter works are more than the first."(ELEAZAR'S RESTORED FAITH WILL ENSURE THAT WHAT HE WRITES NOW WILL MAKE UP FOR THE MISTAKES AND ERRORS OF THE PAST. THIS WILL BE HIS GREATEST WRITING AND THE ULTIMATE PROPHECY.)
20"I have much against you, because you are tolerating your wife Jezebel who says about herself that she is a Prophetess, and teaches and seduces my Servants to commit fornication and to eat the sacrifices of idols." (ANOTHER CLEAR REFRENCE AND CONDEMNATION OF CHRISTIANITY. A RELIGION BASED ON A FALSE PROPHECY THAT HAS SEDUCED MANY JEWS TO ABANDON THE TRUE FAITH)
21"And I gave her time for repentance, and she did not choose to turn from her fornication." (FOLLOWING YESHUA'S DEATH IT WAS ANTICIPATED THAT THEY WOULD RETURN TO THEIR JEWISH FAITH BUT THAT DID NOT HAPPEN)
22"Behold, I shall cast her into a coffin, and those who commit adultery with her into great suffering, unless they repent of their deeds." ( ALL THAT CHOOSE TO FOLLOW THE CHRISTIAN PATH WILL BE ADULTERERS BEFORE GOD, HAVING CHOSEN TO FORNICATE WITH FALSE GODS)
23"And I shall kill her children by Death, and all the assemblies will know that I search the kidneys and the hearts, and I shall give to everyone of you according to your works." (THIS PUNISHEMENT IS TO TAKE PLACE AFTER MANY GENERATIONS)
26"To him who is victorious and keeps my works, I shall give authority over the nations,"(THE ORIGINAL PROMISE)
"I know your works, and behold, I have set an open door before you which no man can shut, because you have a little power, and you have kept my word and have not denied my name." (WHAT ELEAZAR IS ABOUT TO REVEAL WILL HAPPEN AND CANNOT BE AVOIDED. HE IS MERELY THE MESSENGER.)
Having stripped away much of what would appear to be later additions and references to assemblies that bore no connection to the subject matter being discussed, it becomes evident that the underlying structure of what would likely have been the first chapter has a clearly Judaic origin and base. In it, Samuel, as the spokesperson for Yahweh, both admonishes Eleazar for his abandoment of his task, his mission and his true faith, only to praise him for finding it again and resuming the mission that had been originally given to him. There is still this unhappiness on the part of the Lord that so many had followed this new path that they were referring to as 'true Judaism' but from the discussion, it would appear that it was not expected to last much longer. That there would be a coming storm to wash away the Minians or Christians. It is probably this mistaken belief that the restoration would be soon, that encouraged the rabbis to select a messiah to lead them against Rome. It ws a foolish notion. Messiahs aren't selected by men, they are appointed by God, which is also the clear message being delivered in this first chapter. Not only did the Christians fail to understand this concept, following a messiah that they appointed, but between 132 and 135 AD, the Jews would do exactly the same thing but suffer a far greater consequence for their failure to understand the Revelations. There will be much more to discuss in the next Chapter but until then, my God bless you as this day of Yom Teruah approaches.
Avrom Aryeh-Zuk Kahana