Sabbath begins at sundown today (1/12/2023) and ends sundown tomorrow (1/13/2023).
- Psalms 82:6 | I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are SONS of the most High.
- John 10:34 | YAHAWASHI answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 35If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; 36Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
We once had god-like abilities and reigned over the earth in righteousness. Even after our initial fall, by taking on the ways of the heathen we retain much of our god-like stature for many generations.
In the Genesis verse below, trees are a metaphor for people and the fruit is metaphor for the ways of the heathen, partaking of their ways (is eating of the fruit) was the beginning of our fall,–we lost our immortality–culminating in the deplorable state we are in today.
- Genesis 3:1 | But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
- Mark 8:24 | And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
- Daniel 4:10 | Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. 11The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth: (read the entire chapter which expounds on the metaphor further)
As our enerations came and went, our ancestors took on heathen concubines (wives are only permitted of our own blood lines) which weakened our blood lines; not so much in a physicaly sense but because we become more susceptible to taking on heathen ways (aka sin to Israelite souls–but not necessarily to a heathen man, woman or child).
- Genesis 5:4 | And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
- Genesis 6:3 | And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
- Psalms 90:10 | The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
In the Genesis verse below, the giants is a reference to the renown and statures of our exceptional forefathers, who were known at the time as the sons of God. We lived completely separate form the heathen nations but this slowly began to change. When our forefathers took heathen women as concubines, our progeny increasinly began to live among the heathen nations. And, although generally physically weaker, those sons, were still very powerful, hence “men of renown”.
For example, the man who is commonly known today as “Zeus”, was a very real man of great power. He had the spirit of an Israelite and naturally so did his progeny, both with the ‘daughters of men’ as well as the women of our own divine bloodline.
late 14c., “pertaining to, of the nature of, or proceeding from God or a god; addressed to God,” from Old French divin, devin (12c.), from Latin divinus “of a god,” from divus “of or belonging to a god, inspired, prophetic,” related to deus “god, deity” (from PIE root *dyeu- “to shine,” in derivatives “sky, heaven, god”).
Weakened sense of “excellent in the highest degree, heavenly” had evolved by late 15c. The phrase divine right, indicating one conferred by or based on ordinance of God, is from c. 1600.
- Genesis 6:4 | There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
- Plato, Criteas “Such was the vast power which the god settled in the lost island of Atlantis; and this he afterwards directed against our land for the following reasons, as tradition tells: For many generations, as long as the divine nature lasted in them, they were obedient to the laws, and well-affectioned towards the god, whose seed they were; for they possessed true and in every way great spirits, uniting gentleness with wisdom in the various chances of life, and in their intercourse with one another. They despised everything but virtue, caring little for their present state of life, and thinking lightly of the possession of gold and other property, which seemed only a burden to them; neither were they intoxicated by luxury; nor did wealth deprive them of their self-control; but they were sober, and saw clearly that all these goods are increased by virtue and friendship with one another, whereas by too great regard and respect for them, they are lost and friendship with them. By such reflections and by the continuance in them of a divine nature, the qualities which we have described grew and increased among them; but when the divine portion began to fade away, and became diluted too often and too much with the mortal admixture, and the human nature got the upper hand, they then, being unable to bear their fortune, behaved unseemly, and to him who had an eye to see grew visibly debased, for they were losing the fairest of their precious gifts; but to those who had no eye to see the true happiness, they appeared glorious and blessed at the very time when they were full of avarice and unrighteous power. Zeus, the god of gods, who rules according to law, and is able to see into such things, perceiving that an honourable race was in a woeful plight, and wanting to inflict punishment on them, that they might be chastened and improve, collected all the gods into their most holy habitation, which, being placed in the centre of the world, beholds all created things. And when he had called them together, he spake as follows—”
Speaking for myself first, part of returning to our divine power and stature IS adopting back righteous behavior, which includes passing over small infractions and transgressions by those of our brethren, our nation and the heathen.
- Proverbs 19:11 | The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
- Ecclesiasticus 10:6 | Bear not hatred to thy neighbour for every wrong; and do nothing at all by injurious practices.
- Ecclesiasticus 27:1 | Many have sinned for a small matter; and he that seeketh for abundance will turn his eyes away.
When in double have the beautiful example set by our Messiah as well as his explicit words on the matter. The example set by our Messiah, Yahawahi:
- 1 Peter 2:23 | Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
- Luke 6:27 | But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. 29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. 30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. 33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. 34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Any man teaching/acting contrary to this, you need to test the motive of why he would (or at teat seem to) go contrary to the Word of Yahawah.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:21 | Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
- Ecclesiasticus 6:7 | If thou wouldest get a friend, prove him first and be not hasty to credit him.
c. 1200, prēven, pruven, proven “to try by experience or by a test or standard; evaluate; demonstrate in practice,” from Old French prover, pruver “show; convince; put to the test” (11c., Modern French prouver), from Latin probare “to make good; esteem, represent as good; make credible, show, demonstrate; test, inspect; judge by trial” (source also of Spanish probar, Italian probare, and English probe), from probus “worthy, good, upright, virtuous.”
This is from PIE *pro-bhwo- “being in front,” from *pro-, extended form of root *per- (1) “forward,” hence “in front of,” + root *bhu- “to be,” source also of Latin fui “I have been,” futurus “about to be;” Old English beon “to be;” see be.
From early 13c. as “render certain, put out of doubt,” also “establish the validity or authenticity of a will, etc.” By c. 1300 as “test and find worthy, virtuous, false, etc.,” also “find out, discover, ascertain; prove by argument.” By mid-14c. as “check the accuracy of.” The meaning “be found to be (a hero, coward, etc.) by experience or trial” is by late 14c.
The word had many more senses and broader application in Middle English than Modern English: “to experience; to strive, endeavor; act, accomplish; thrive, succeed.” Also in Middle English in a now-obsolete sense of “approve, sanction, praise” (c. 1300; compare approve). Related: Proved; proven; proving. Proving ground “place used for firing cannons for making ballistics tests and testing powder” is by 1837.