The People of ISRAEL in the first century, who were in the LAND as well as SCATTERED about in other nations, were not monolithic in their views. There were various sects, such as: Nasareans, Essenes, Scribes, Sadducees, Zealots, Pharisees, Herodians, Judeans, Samaritans, Mandeans, Galileans, Nazarites or Nazareans, Ebionites, Hellenists, Theraputae, the Diaspora – North, South, East, and West…!
Israelism/Judaism/Yahwism1)The Creators’ 4-Letter Name, YHWH (pronounced, Yahweh or Yahuweh) is published and explained in universities and used in dictionaries, in Christian and Jewish publications and is no secret. (Although some are still misled by the Jehovah pronunciation.) Traditional Jews have particular rules about its exclusively sacred use. It is explicitly explained in an article called, The Names, but we will be using the English consonants, YHWH throughout this site. According to Josephus, the letters were also vowels. They were anciently written in Greek as, ιαυε / ee-ah-ooh-eh. We should not be irreverent with sacred matters–especially His Name, and not take His name into vanity or into falsity! Remember, fine Chinaware is used on special occasions. of the first century was diverse, having various expressions of fidelity that were rooted in the Original Torah-Law passed down from the beginning, to Melchizedek and Abraham, to and from Moses and Joshua all the way down to Yahshúa ha’Mashiakh.2)Yahwshúa / Yahshúa / Joshua / Yeshúa / Y’Shúa / Yeshu / Yesu / Jesus Yahshúa, the son of Joseph and Miriam, was a Galilean Israeli. Though born in Bethlehem, he was raised in Nazareth, which was, a Village of Nazarean–Essenes near Mt. Carmel–one of their important centers, akin to the Qumran Community of the Dead Sea Scrolls fame. He was descended from the Tribe of Judah and was a royal bodily descendant of King David.
He lived within a group known as, The Essenes, aka, The Saints. The name, Essene, derives from the Aramaic word, Asaya (Plural: Asaya’in). It was translated into Greek as, Therapeutae, from whence comes the English word, Therapists – as they were Healers/Therapists of the Divine Soul in its Embodied Personality that reincarnates until reaching perfection and gaining immortality! They were Vegan-Vegetarians who rejected violence and animal-sacrifice as distortions of the Original Torah-Law passed down from the beginning. The first century Jewish Teacher, Philo of Alexandria, said that they were also called, Saints, which stems from the Hebrew word, Qedoshím, and translates into Greek as, Hagios – Holy Consecrated Ones. They were consecrated by Oath to follow the Ancient Path.
Since these Nazarean-Essenes were also called Saints throughout the canonical New Testament, then with this knowledge, we can translate Saints as: Nazarean-Essene-Saints. For instance, Sha’ul/Paul wrote to the Saints in various locations and the Book of Revelation mentions the Saints numerous times. Sha’ul/Pallu, “To all those in Rome who are loved by God, called to be [Nazarean-Essene] Saints.” And again, “to the [Nazarean-Essene] Saints in Ephesus”. In Revelation 14:12 the writer describes the true Saints: “Here is the patient endurance of the [Nazarean-Essene] Saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the fidelity of Yahshúa.” And Revelation 19:8, “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of the [Nazarean-Essene] Saints.” One of the historical details concerning the Essenes was that they wore white, especially on Sabbaths and Festivals!
Yahshúa attended a synagogue and was called, Rabbi (my Rav – an Eminent Teacher-Guide) by the disciples that he gathered, organized, and commissioned. They were described at various times: Nazareans-Essenes-Saints-Nasareans-Ebionites-Gnostics-Messianics or Christians. We condense this under the term, Netsarim.3)The Branch(es): See Isaiah 11:1; Zechariah 6:12; John 15:5
“I am the tree; ye are the branches. Whosoever abides in me and I in him,
the same bears much fruit; for apart from me ye can do nothing. GHT 73:2
History reveals that there was a straying from this Original Path by those who were gradually redefining themselves and institutionalizing themselves in church counsels, promoting an edited and “hybrid” “Gospel”. And then, gaining power as the new “king of the hill”, its leaders attempted to destroy the heirs to the original disciples and to obscure the original path they walked. Three centuries after Yahshúa began his ministry, this metamorphosis brought forth a new hybrid institution, which the Roman Emperor Constantine joined and helped to redefine. He also, along with his successors, enforced this “hybrid” upon the world with the sword of his armies. The Church of Rome proclaimed itself to be the heir of Yahshúa’s teaching and commission. It had become, however, a hybrid replacement that sought the displacement and annihilation of the REAL Yahshúa and his Torah-Law. Things had radically changed!
However, when we discern further, we will find that this was not the first transformation of the Original Torah-Law and Spiritual Path that had been passed down to and from the Levite named, Moses. It was transformed by a later Aharonic-Zadokite priesthood that arose and redacted the Scriptures under foreign influence. Not only were the Nazarean-Essene-Saints healers and therapists, including John the Baptist, they embodied the directives and blessings of Isaiah 59, who were to “raise up the foundations of many generations” and be called the “restorer of paths to dwell in” (Isaiah 58:12). And thus, it is written: “And a great company of priests were obedient to the [Nazarean-Essene] Faith.” Acts 6:7 This would have significantly altered their practices as well as their relationship with the Temple, which was scheduled to be demolished within their generation, fulfilled in 70 A.D.
This Faith or Fidelity was received by Yahshúa the Nazarean-Essene-Saint, and refined, renewed, and transmitted to his disciples. He, by consecration reached perfection in his life, was Consecrated and Anointed at his Baptism with the Word and Spirit of God. He spearheaded this restored “path” by means of a New Covenant Torah. This New Covenant was made with the obedient of “the House of Israel and the House of Judah”; And, through them, it was to be spread to all Nations. Yet, he also foretold that his teaching would be perverted and then restored before the fullness of its success. Through him, all legal matters were resolved, as in, “
killing healing several birds with one stone touch!” And, if this is so, how do we Return to the path? This has been my life quest and is what this website is about. In short, we return one step at a time, walking in the truth as we understand it, yet reaching out for more, while walking more perfectly in love and wisdom, and in peace and joy!
In 2002, I had a dream in which an official stood before me and held up to me a scroll that was written in Ancient Hebrew Script. Though I could not read it, internally I knew that it was documenting that my ancestors had come from the Land of Yisrael into the British Isles. I believe it was a personal message to me from my heavenly Father concerning my roots going back many centuries.
I have no doubt that many have or will experience such phenomena as the plans of Omniscient One unfold. Multitudes have been being prepared for decades without realizing it. The Compassionate One prepares us one step and one phase at a time. With each step our capacity for the ultimate call grows, that is, if we truly desire “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” And, if, along with that desire, we can proclaim that “wherever the truth leads me I will follow” — then, the inherited spiritual blindness and twisted thinking will be removed.
The splintered family–nation would be restored, reconciled, and returned to the path. Their returning consciousness of the Covenant is in process even now. They are being awakened from their long sleep. So, our mission is to awaken, reorient, and provide direction for them—to help, inspire and teach them the Family Covenant.
Our ancestors, centuries ago, left the Land of Israel, which was intended to serve as a model nation, in one manner and time or another, voluntarily and involuntarily, because they or others near them betrayed the original family covenant. Not only were they punished with dispersion and alienation, but, they were also promised that their descendants would awaken as from the dead, be rectified and returned to this very place–restored to Him Who loved us from eternity.
We hope to share them as we rebuild this website and play our small part in effecting a restoration, whether it happens in our lifetime or in generations to come. Shalom to you!
|↑1||The Creators’ 4-Letter Name, YHWH (pronounced, Yahweh or Yahuweh) is published and explained in universities and used in dictionaries, in Christian and Jewish publications and is no secret. (Although some are still misled by the Jehovah pronunciation.) Traditional Jews have particular rules about its exclusively sacred use. It is explicitly explained in an article called, The Names, but we will be using the English consonants, YHWH throughout this site. According to Josephus, the letters were also vowels. They were anciently written in Greek as, ιαυε / ee-ah-ooh-eh. We should not be irreverent with sacred matters–especially His Name, and not take His name into vanity or into falsity! Remember, fine Chinaware is used on special occasions.|
|↑2||Yahwshúa / Yahshúa / Joshua / Yeshúa / Y’Shúa / Yeshu / Yesu / Jesus|
|↑3||The Branch(es): See Isaiah 11:1; Zechariah 6:12; John 15:5|