To the ends of the Earth.

Overview

December 4, 2015

Many people believe that Halah, Habor, Hara and to the river of Gozan are in and around the area of modern day Afghanistan. Robert Mock M.D. from www.bibleresearchers.com states…..

Read more

Hanukkah will be a type and shadow of the anti-Christ and the end-time church Part 4

November 13, 2015

The Antichrist ushers in the tribulation in the pattern of Antiochus Epiphanes of Hanukkah. In Matthew 24, Yeshua predicts the signs at the end of the age. His talmidim (disciples) ask Yeshua what will be the signs of the end of the age. Yeshua(Jesus) exhorts his talmidim and future reads to understand “When you see the Abomination, that makes everything desolate, standing in the Holy Place (Temple) just as Daniel had spoken” then know that tribulation is close at hand. This is an interesting statement of Yeshua’s because we know that Daniels prophecy came true in the person of Antiochus Epiphanes. However, Yeshua seems to point to another fulfilment of this prophecy in the future. In Verse 20 He exhorts us to pray that this won’t happen on the Sabbath or in winter. We understand that Hanukkah is in winter. Yeshua, in John 10:22, was in Jerusalem at the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) and it was winter. Of particular emphasis, is how the book of Daniel deals with spiritual themes for the faithful surrounding the events of Hanukkah. The depiction of a time when sacrifices cease, of the mad king Antiochus, of the faithful believing in God’s power in history mediated through angels, of being prepared for the time of the end, of the prophecy being sealed for future reference, of the analogy between Antiochus and anti-Messiahs to come, of keeping faith through faith-shattering times, fascinates me. It seems that Daniel, though used often by the “Rapture” or “Great Escape” theologies, argues against those theologies. In Daniel the saints live through the turbulent time. What gives them faith in these world-turned-upside-down eras Dan 12:11-12 “From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.” We can take great comfort from knowing the story of Hanukkah and understanding its pattern because when the end of the age comes and a wicked person arises like Antiochus Epiphanes that will try to stop anything to do with God we know that God will help all those who do not submit to the antichrist and his system. Even though the Maccabees were a small band of fighters, compared to the Syrian Army, they were able to throw them off. In the same way we can be confident that God will help us to stand against the antichrist system. Yeshua promises us that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Yeshua, just like Judas Maccabee (whose name means praise) will lead us and guide us. Yes, a statue of Zeus can be set up in the Temple. Yes, offerings can be brought to an end. Yes, all people around us can fall and be deceived. Blessed are those who know God for they will do great exploits. Part 3

Read more

Wisemen arrive to a young toddler, Yeshua, in a house at Hanukkah Part 3

November 13, 2015

Wisemen arrive to a young toddler, Yeshua,  in a house at Hanukkah Did you grow up celebrating Christmas, only to learn that it was a synchronized pagan holiday? Now you don’t want to celebrate it any longer. Or are you someone who wants to celebrate Christmas but family is telling you that it is wrong? Then this blog is for you! The trouble starts with the Christian Church having rolled the different aspects of the ‘Christmas story’ into one. While there is nothing wrong with telling the story in its entirety there is if certain aspects are attributed associations that are incorrect. What I mean by this is that the conception, birth and magi visits are three separate events. The first and last actually happen around the time of December and I think that this is the basis of the long held view that Yeshua(Jesus) was born on 25th December. He was, however, born in September, at the Feast of Trumpets – 1st Tishri (7th month) in the Hebrew calendar. You may, like I used to, believe He was born 14 days later at the beginning of Succot (Feast of Tabernacles) 15th Trishri. This blog will give ample evidence to suggest He was born two weeks earlier. Three different forms of research come to the conclusion He was born 11th September 3BC. They are:-  Dr. Ernest L. Martin who wrote a book called, The Star of Bethlehem: The Star that Astonished the World showing the sign of Revelation 12 occurred at Feast of Trumpets amid a plethora of astronomical signs; Barbara de Gilio’s work ‘Unto us a Son is born’  which uses the Haggai 2:18-19 prophecy starting at the eve of Hanukkah and adding 271 days as is the value of the Hebrew word for gestation and coming to 11th September 3 BC; and then also Roy A Reinhold’s ELS work on the Birth of Yeashua. So two of the three major Christmas story events happen in December. Hanukkah happens in December and it starts on 25th of the ninth Hebrew month known as Kislev or Cheslev. Can you see how we may have ended up with the birth of Yeshua happening at 25th December? This is not to negate any of the arguments that it was synchronized over the known pagan festivals of Beltane, Saturnalia, or Tummuz or any other ‘longest night’ festivals! My family cancelled Christmas in 1996 and we have celebrated the truths around Hanukkah ever since. This four part blog is my attempt to bring truth and allow us all to still have fun and worship in spirit and in truth in December with family and friends. After nearly twenty years it has become our family culture and is a witness to both our Jewish and New Age friends. If you would like my booklet on this four part series to print out please contact me on losttribesfound@people.net.au and I will send it to you. Project replace Christmas with Hanukkah Next year 25th December 2016 is also the beginning of the eights days of Hanukkah. For family and friends this may be an opportune time to celebrate these truths […]

Read more

Conception of Yeshua(Jesus) at Hanukkah Part 2

November 13, 2015

“Then came the Festival of Dedication [Hanukkah = Dedication] at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade.” John 10:22 I will show you from scripture that Yeshua was conceived at the time of Hanukkah but first we need to look at the conception of his cousin, known as John the Baptist. John the Baptist conception dates Yeshua’s conception. Luke tells us that when the angel came to visit Mariam (Mary) Elizabeth was in her sixth month of pregnancy. So Yeshua will be six months younger than John. Luke also tells us what John’s father, Zacharias, was doing just before Elizabeth conceived John. He was serving in the temple as per the order of Abijah but we must look into the Tanach in the book of Chronicles to find out the times that Zacharias would be serving. Chronicles (1Chr 24:10) tells us  it was the eighth order, so starting at Shabbat before 1st Nissan each order serves for a week and everyone serves for Pesach (Passover) so Zachariah would have served the ninth week from the Shabbat before 1st Nissan. As he was serving an angel appeared to him and told him that Elizabeth would have a child in her old age. Through disbelief, Zachariah was struck dumb until the birth of John. This was a miracle the same as Isaac and Jacob and Esau. G_d had opened the womb of Elizabeth so she could have a baby in her old age. Babies were always looked on as a blessing. Luke also tells us that when Miriam came to visit Elizabeth that the baby jumped for joy at the presence of Mariam’s baby. Miriam stayed with her cousin Elizabeth until the birth of John and then she returned to Nazareth. Conception of Yeshua at Hanukkah John is conceived probably two weeks after going home after his service in the first week of the third month. If we add six months to this date we approximate the third week on the ninth month which is the time of the Festival of Hanukkah. Barbara De Gilio makes an amazing connection with Haggai 2:18-19. This date in the Haggai scripture is the 24th of the ninth month, (Kislev) – those who understand will recognise it as the eve of Hanukkah. There is a cryptic phrase “Is the seed yet in the barn” which along with Haggai’s reference to the foundation of the temple we can understand as the conception of Jesus. She then adds the value of the Hebrew word for pregnancy to it as days i.e. 271 days and finds that the birth would be 1st Tishri, 11th Sep 3BC. Gematria of “pregnancy”  הריון herayon Strong’s H2032 is 271 and it equals the gestational  period of 271 days.: ה =  5; ר   = 200;   י = 10;   ו = 6;    ן =50 Number of days in each Month from:4BC to 3BC Dec. 14th was Kislev 25th – 17 days left Jan – 31 days Feb. – 28 days Mar – 31 days April – 30 days May – 31 days June – 30 days July – 31 days […]

Read more

Daniel prophesies the circumstance around the first Hanukkah Part 1

November 13, 2015

Biblical Background In the Book of Daniel in the Tanach (Bible – Old Testament) we read how God gave Daniel the interpretation of dreams which king Nebuchadnezzar had. These dreams were pictures of what would happen in the future. In one dream, the King saw the statue of a man who was divided into four parts. G_d showed Daniel that these four parts were four great world Empires that would successively come. These began with the Babylonian Empire which was conquered by the Medes and Persians. They in turn would be conquered by the Greeks. The Greeks would eventually be overtaken by the Romans. Historical Background In the 600 years between the Tanach (Old Testament) and Brit Chadashah (New Testament), events took place exactly as God had said in the book of Daniel. In 539BC, Babylon fell to King Cyrus, the Persian. Then between 334 and 323BC, Alexander the Great, the Greek ruler, conquered a vast area of the Middle East. Alexander was convinced that Greek culture could unify the world and so his plan was to force Greek culture onto all the peoples that he conquered. Greek culture was full of mythology and idolatry, the worship of many gods. It was very pagan and immoral. Alexander tried to use assimilation to make everyone like the Greeks. Alexander died at the age of 32, and his kingdom was divided among his four generals, just as one of Daniel’s visions [of a goat whose prominent horn was broken off and four horns grew up in its place] had predicted. A small horn grew and became very great and this prediction was fulfilled in the person of Antiochus Epiphanies – a cruel king who took control of the area which included Israel. He made a systematic attempt to wipe out all traces of Jewish culture and religion and replace it with Greek culture and idolatry. Antiochus was determined to remove all traces of Jewish faith. He erected a statue of the pagan god Zeus in the Temple and on 25th Chislev he offered pigs on the holy altar. Jews were forbidden to keep the Sabbath or any of their Festivals, the Scriptures were ordered to be destroyed, and these laws were enforced with utmost cruelty. The Story of Hanukkah One day, in 186BC, the soldiers of Antiochus arrived at the little village of Modin, just outside Jerusalem. They expected the aged priest Mattathias to set a good example to his people by coming forward to offer a pagan sacrifice. When Mattathias refused, a timid Jew came forward to perform the sacrifice. Enraged, Mattathias approached the altar and killed both the Jew and the General of Antiochus. With his five sons, Mattathias destroyed the heathen altar then fled to the hills to avoid reprisals. Others soon joined them. When Mattathias died, his son, Judah Maccabee became the leader. For the next three years, the guerrilla band waged a continual war against the soldiers of Antiochus, although greatly outnumbered; they finally recaptured the city of Jerusalem. They entered the Temple and removed all signs of paganism. The altar to Zeus was ground to dust and […]

Read more

Home B’nai Menashe from Mizoram

November 9, 2015

Mizoram, land of the Mizo/Chhinlung tribal group. These descendants of the Tribe of Manasseh and perhaps the Tribe of Ephraim have handed down a tradition that they are the sons of Manasseh. In 1894 the first British missionaries came, Lorraine and Savige and within five decades nearly all Mizos had recognized their Messiah. Early missionary ‘Sap’ David from Lunglei had told his wife not to inform the Chhinlung that they thought they (the Chhin) were Israelites. The cook overheard them and remembered. His son told the story directly to Pi Zaithanchhungi, the researcher of the Mizo/Israel identity. “Zaithanchhungi, Zaii. Israel-Mizo Identity: Mizos (Chhinlung Tribes) Children of Menashe are the Descendants of Israel. Mizoram: L.N. Thuanga “Hope Lodge”, 2008.” This hiding of their Ephraimite roots was a mistake in my opinion. Instead of combining their faith in Isua Kristan within their few Hebrew traditions, the missionaries introduce Western worship and traditions and forbade their tribal customs and feast days. This was relaxed after sometime. Whilst, in no way were these feasts Jewish, they were traditions that were passed down that could have shone greater light on their identity. Fortunately, Pi Zaithanchhungi, whom we will refer to as Pi Zaii, met Rabbi Elihayu Avichail (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shavei_Israel) on a trip to Israel in the early 1980’s. It was R. Avichail whom asked Pi Zaii to do some research back in Mizoram. At the time Pi Zaii was unconvinced that the Mizos were indeed Israelites.  As she was highly educated (School headmistress) and she was at that time a life insurance sales woman with some of the highest sales results in all of India. This proved to be just the right combination for this knowledge to come to light. This serendipity resulted in her travelling from village to village across Mizoram in the course of her work and spending her night times in those same villages interviewing all the people who were 85 years old and over, many already having reached one hundred years old. In the early 1980’s, these old people’s births’ had predated the arrival of the missionaries. This is very important as some people view the missionaries as the initiators of the Mizo/Israelite identity. As you can understand by my research that the exact opposite was the truth. The early missionaries hid their suspicions from the Mizos. Pi Zaii conducted her research according to the manner and request of R. Avichail so that the answers would not be biased one way or another. When I interviewed her on this subject she said “After a very short time I changed my mind” ( referring to her previously held view that the Mizos were NOT Israelite). She told me that over and over again the old ones said their parents and grandparents had told them stories that confirmed they were ‘sons of Manasseh’. In the  the 1950’s a prophet by the name of Chala had had a vision where he was shown that the Mizos were Israel. The Jewish agency was contacted and eventually R. Avichail came with other Jewish researchers. Two synagogues have been founded in the city of Aizawl by Jewish groups and some Christian organizations have […]

Read more

Hill Tribe Peoples of the Lost Book

November 9, 2015

Four hundred years ago the vast Q’iang people (Q’iang is a Chinese word meaning ‘outsiders’) succumbed to the wars by the Han Dynasty. They had lived in the mountains,on high ridges, in walled villages with Israelite like towers since the third century BC They had kept themselves separate, but now they were defeated and a vast and continuous migration took place to the south. Today, we know them as the “Hill Tribe “people of the “Lost book”. They are at least ten separate tribal groups and we know them as the Karen, Lahu, Lisu, Wa, Naga, Mizo, Kachin, Shan,  Kui, and Palaung. All ten hill tribes in the hill regions surrounding Myanmar had a Lost Book story . They were all ready and waiting for the gospel, according to Don Richardson, from his book “Eternity in their hearts.” The Karen are an interesting study for in the early 1830’s, missionaries, Dr and Mrs Mason who were working amongst the Sgaw Karen  said….. It is supposed by some that the Karens are part of the lost tribes of Israel. How numerous would be the members of these tribes were the sum of all who are set down as belonging to them told! It certainly is convenient when you meet with a people whom you cannot account for, to give “the lost tribes” the benefit of the doubt. There is, however, this to be said for the above-mentioned theory, that [564/565] Dr. and Mrs. Mason found very remarkable and accurate traditions regarding the creation, the fall, and future regeneration of man.1. The Karen reckon 2010 to be their year 2749. This means that they look to BC 739 as the year of their founding. In their legends Karen speak of coming from the land of ‘Thibi Kawbi” which some have thought may indicate Tibet and the Gobi desert. Some Karen oral traditions refer to crossing a river of “running sand” as an important event in their history. There are Chinese sources which refer to the Gobi Desert as the “river of sand,” and it is probable that the Karen originated in an area bordering Tibet. They crossed the Gobi Desert into China, and gradually made their way into the mountainous areas of Burma. Karen traditions The Karen have a  start date for their calendar year virtually the same as the year the first of the northern kingdom tribes were taken into exile. They also have a tradition that mirrors a Jewish tradition of crossing a river of sand.  It was also said that these Ten Lost Tribes dwelt in a land where men had no noses but just two holes in their faces. It was here they were, as legend goes, ruled by a strong prince. This certainly sounds like the Chinese and the river of sand could be no other than the silk road passing through the Taklamakan Desert between the Mountains of Heaven Tian and the Tibetan Plateau. Dr Avigdor Shachan says that Tak lam a kan is a Hebrew phrase which means “You will destroyed here!”. No wonder the Sambatyon River legend says that these people could not come back! pp 564, 565 JOURNEY FROM RANGOON TO […]

Read more

An innumerable number

November 9, 2015

An innumerable number God said to Abraham , I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted.Genesis 13:16 “Look up at the sky and count the stars–if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Genesis 15:5 I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will conquer the cities of their enemies. Genesis 22:17 Abraham remembering But you promised me, ‘I will surely treat you kindly, and I will multiply your descendants until they become as numerous as the sands along the seashore–too many to count.’” Genesis 32:12 To the Northern (TEN) Tribes “Yet the Israelites will be like the sand on the seashore, which cannot be measured or counted. In the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ they will be called ‘children of the living God.’ Hosea1:10 Josephus, who lived in the first century A.D., wrote the following about the ten tribes of Israel: “…the ten tribes are beyond Euphrates till now, and are an immense multitude, and not to be estimated by numbers.” * *Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, XI, V, 2 Just think, is the prophecy true? If it is, “where are they all?”

Read more