HEBREW ROOTS RESEARCH BY LEW WHITE
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Note the crescent and star in the Hindu AUM symbol above.
The crescent and star symbol has sexual meaning that is part of Hinduism's three principles of creation, sustenance, and destruction. We do not bow down to symbols or objects representing the host of heaven. Many cultures adopted the star worship of Babel, Nimrod, Semiramis, and Tammuz.
The Hindu trinity models these three as Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The
the destroyer. The
is his wife (avatar of Parvati).
is his wifeShakti
(avatar of Parvati).
The crescent and star symbol is an ancient artifact.
Hinduism perpetuates the worship of the host of heaven, Nimrod's star worship. As waves of eastern thought steadily flowed westward, it infected the teachings of the Yahudim, as they also began to worship the host of heaven.
(See Acts 7:42). The Arabian peninsula was affected long before Muhammad. 360 deities were worshipped in a square-shaped Hindu shrine at old Makkah (now called Mecca).
One of these deities eventually became "the greatest," and his symbol was the crescent (Shiva), and star (Shakti).
Shiva is known as the destroyer.
KABBALAH - aka, CABALA
The Mysticism of Rabbinic Judaism
This subject concerns teachings, not people.
When we learn new things concerning our behavior, it’s our responsibility to test them with the Word. KABBALAH is the study of how to receive fulfillment. Advocates say it is a secret method to connect to forces to attain fulfillment.
THE FORCE IS AWAKE
In truth, the "force" is already very much awake, and we wrestle against it in the strength of Yahusha's armor.
"Put on the complete armor of Alahim, for you to have power to stand against the schemes of the devil. Because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against authorities, against the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual matters of wickedness in the heavenlies." - Ephesians 6:11-12
Its secrets are intended to be understood only by a small number of people with a specialized knowledge. Kabbalah is a mystical interpretation of inner meanings in the Torah and oral traditions of the fathers.
It emerged 700 years after Islam, with the publication of the Zohar.
The Zohar is the chief Kabbalah text which directs Torah study along 4-levels of interpretation (borrowed from Hinduism's gurus) known by the acronym
Parshat (simple, surface meaning)
Zohar means splendor, and first appeared in Spain in the 13th century, published by Moses de Leon.
Interest in it exploded during the 16th century through “Rav” Isaac Luria. He promoted the Zohar, echoing Leon’s claim that the thoughts were based on the writings of a 1st century “rabbi” Shimon Bar Yochai, under the inspiration of “Elijah” (AliYahu).
Focusing on mystical concepts, Kabbalah reached its height in the later Middle Ages among the Hasidim. It involves esoteric (secret) ciphers (codes), an approach to Scripture directly condemned by Yahusha in Luke 8. Kabbalah has evolved into new forms among Christians, New Agers, and occultists.
The Kabbalist teacher’s YOKE, or teachings, allows his student access to higher-level interpretations through so-called secret codes.
Today we hear about codes being discovered, exploiting the curiosity of allegory-seeking individuals.
Yahusha contrasted His yoke with theirs:
"Take My yoke [teaching] upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble in heart, and you shall find rest for your beings. For My yoke is gentle and My burden is light.” Mt 11:29, 30
The Kabbalah student looks upon his teacher as his exalted one, hence the title, RABBI, my exalted one.
Question: What is the leaven, or yeast of the Pharisees?
Answer: Rabbinic Judaism, the traditions of the fathers.
Where did the idea of a rabbi come from?
A guide to reach fulfillment, or guru, came from the culture of Hinduism. This reached the Middle East about the 2nd century BCE. It came from India by way of the trade route known as the Silk Road.
"Yoking with forces" to achieve higher chakra levels, and "four levels of
interpretation" both originate from Hinduism. Mosheh, Danial, and all other
prophets never mentioned the rabbi.
Are teachers trying to convince you of codes, numerical secrets, higher levels of knowledge, or that you need the covering of another "enlightened" man?
At Yahusha's return, all rabbis but one will become extinct.
If they are never mentioned in Scripture, nor be around after Yahusha returns, why are people pretending they need the covering of a man?
Yahusha is our covering, and His blood redeems us completely.Paul referred to his “former way of living” in Yahudaism (the traditions of the fathers, Galatians 1:13), which was the way of the rabbi, called rabbinical Judaism today.
The term "rabbi" is not found in the TaNaK.
Gnosticism (knowledge) is considered vital to enable one to reach awareness, or perfection.
The eastern philosophy of Hinduism teaches a method or path (dharma, path of righteousness) that leads a person out of the “karmic cycle” of reincarnation, into nirvana (nothingness).
This goal of oblivion is the essence of Eastern philosophy, and the transcendental state is represented by the sky-blue skin of their many deities.
As we consider the origins of Kabbalah, we draw parallels everywhere to Hinduism’s mystical thought.
The terms Zohar (splendor), Nirvana, enlightenment, connecting (yoking) to forces/energies, the 4-levels of interpretation, dharma, Rabbi/Guru, and much more indicate there is a direct correlation between Kabbalah and Karmic traditions of Hinduism, by means of a methodical process of learning: aka, Gnosticism.
“Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive* the reign of Yahuah as a little child, shall certainly not enter into it.” Mark 10:15
*KABBALAH MEANS RECEIVE
"'Forsaking the command of Alahim, you hold fast the tradition of men.’ And He said to them, ‘Well do you set aside the command of Alahim, in order to guard your tradition.’” Mark 7:8,9
TRADITIONS OF THE FATHERS
THE YEAST OF THE PHARISEES, RABBINIC JUDAISM
Yahusha was fiercely opposed by men referring to themselves as “rabbis”, and He spoke of their knowledge:
“Woe to you learned in the Torah, because you took away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered.” Luke 11:52
Rabbis banned the Name, Yahuah.
The “rabbis” taught the oral law of the fathers, also referred to as the traditions of the fathers. In that day, it was called “Ioudaismos,” the religion of the Yahudim.
The word rabbi is not found in the TaNaK. This sect is known today by its advocates as “Rabbinic Judaism”. They were the Pharisees, the “separated ones” who specified teachings. Some believe Rabbinic Judaism to be the “Hebrew roots of the faith”. Tradition is not our foundation.
TRADITIONS OF MY FATHERS
PAUL’S FORMER WAY
“For you have heard of my former way of life in Yahudaism, how intensely I persecuted the body of Alahim, and ravaged it. And I progressed in Yahudaism beyond many of my age in my race, being exceedingly ardent for the traditions of my fathers.” Gal 1:13, 14
This YOKE was not the Torah of Mosheh; it was the traditions of the fathers. Now we can understand what this means:
Act 15:10: “Now then, why do you try Alahim by putting a yoke on the neck of the taught ones which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?”
The yoke (teachings) of the traditions of the fathers was keeping men from calling on the Name of Yahuah, and by their traditions men were being confused by the wisdom of men, falsely called knowledge. Gnosticism, mystical and allegorical interpretations, were influences originating outside the true faith.
“How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread, but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?”
Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and the Sadducees." Mt. 16:11, 12
Question: What is the leaven, or yeast of the Pharisees?
Answer: Rabbinic Judaism, the traditions of the fathers.
An advocate of Hinduism is trained by their Guru/Yogi-instructor to perform exercises to “yoke” with “life-forces” (ki, which are, in truth, spiritual demonic entities). A bond of trust is formed between the teacher and his disciple. A Guru is much like a rabbi, guiding the learner. The teacher is referred to as a spiritual master, one who has reached “self-realization”, or “fulfillment”.
The Guru and the rabbi are the same.
Yoga, a form of Hindu prayer, is an exercise of meditation and astral projection performed by the advocate, called a yogi. The term yoga means to “yoke”, and is a union with energies or forces. This is the same goal proposed by Kabbalah, to connect to forces to maintain fulfillment.
The yoga-union with the “forces” proposes to elevate their consciousness to successively higher chakra levels, a serpent force in their spine guides this process. The goal is to achieve “realization”, or perfection. This goal perfectly aligns with Kabbalah, to achieve “fulfillment”.
Tantric and Kundalini yoga are the two most popular forms, but all yoga is re-packaged in a variety of ways for consumption in the western world. Today we see Jewish Yoga, Torah Yoga, Holy Yoga, Christian Yoga, Hot Yoga, etc.,.
AWARENESS THROUGH FOUR LEVELS
Interpretation of the eastern texts is guided by Tantric Gurus, who control their students with vows of various kinds, and reinforce their control with physical and psychological exercises. Their sacred texts include the Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, and Sruti. In these sources we discover Aja, the Absolute, or unborn-eternal consciousness. The self-realized Guru teaches there are “four levels” of awareness (truth). When we consider all of these elements together, they point to an early interchange between eastern Gnosticism and its influences on Rabbinic Judaism (the sect known as Pharisees) from the 1st century forward.
Neither Yahusha nor any of the prophets gave any hint there are four levels of interpreting His inspired Word. Ephesians 4 tells us the gentiles have darkened minds filled with ignorance, and they are tossed about by every wind of teaching.
Hinduism has many mystical rabbit trails, and many were also absorbed into Catholicism i.e., beads/rosaries, ashes, statues, steeples/stupas, holy water (like the Ganges), the gohonzon gold tabernacle, and even the way the folded hands are held in the palm-to-palm “namaste” form – all stem from Hinduism. This hand gesture means “the spirit in me bows to the spirit in you.”
Yahusha instructed us to build upon the Rock, a firm foundation. We see the highest knowledge we can attain is His Name and His Word:
“ I bow myself toward Your set-apart Hekal, and give thanks to Your Name for Your kindness and for Your truth; for You have made great Your Word, Your Name, above all.” Psalms 138:2
The Zohar and Talmud did not exist at the time Yahusha warned His Natsarim of the yeast/leaven of the Pharisees.
The yeast He spoke of was the traditions of the fathers, the oral teachings passed from Rabbi/Guru to student considered to be secret interpretations. The leaven is Rabbinic Judaism.
Those who follow the teachings of the fathers embodied in the Zohar and Talmud withheld the Name of Yahuah, the key of knowledge. Therefore, the Zohar and Talmud have not only held them back, but also all those under the influence of men teaching from them.
The Name is the Stone the builders rejected:
“The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner-stone.” Psalms 118:22 (THE NAME IS YAHUAH)
It doesn’t require four levels of interpretation to arrive at this Truth. In their pursuit of awareness and enlightenment, their minds have been veiled from understanding, until they receive Yahusha’s Spirit to enlighten their hearts:
“But their minds were hardened, for to this day, when the old covenant is being read, that same veil remains, not lifted, because in Mashiak it is taken away. But to this day, when Mosheh is being read, a veil lies on their heart. And when one turns to the Master, the veil is taken away.” 2Co 3:14-16
Throughout the first and second centuries, ideas from the east spread across the entire western Mediterranean region.
The Hindu concept of yin-yang, light/darkness, and material vs. immaterial became the basis of Gnostic teaching.
Everything physical was considered imperfect and corrupt, while everything unseen (or spiritual) was perfect.
Rabbinic Judaism ingested these ideas into their format as well, and it began to spread among the early Natsarim, the first followers of Yahusha.
This development explains why Yahukanon (John) speaks against ideas being spread about Yahusha not coming in the flesh, but rather as a manifested SPIRIT only.
How could Yahusha be perfect if He took the form of a physical body, if all matter is intrinsically corrupt and defiled?
You can easily see how a person influenced by doctrines of reincarnation from Hinduism would be conflicted, since perfection would suggest that nirvana (self-realization) was achieved.
Any manifestation of a perfected-being would be incorporeal, without material substance.
Yahukanon (John) was dealing with this divisive and demonic error head on:
“By this you know the Ruach of Alahim: Every ruach that confesses that Yahusha Mashiak has come in the flesh is of Alahim, and every ruach that does not confess that Yahusha Mashiak has come in the flesh is not of Alahim. And this is the ruach of the anti-mashiak which you heard is coming, and now is already in the world.” 1Yn 4:2, 3
Paul had to deal with the mystics as well, as he dismantled the Hindu teachings of asceticism:
“If, then, you died with Mashiak from the elementary things of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations:
‘Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle’ – which are all to perish with use – according to the commands and teachings of men?
These indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed worship, humiliation and harsh treatment of the body – are of no value at all, only for satisfaction of the flesh.” Col 2:20-23
New winds of doctrine are disturbing a number of Natsarim today. The knowledge of Torah is the only way to reach the goal: LOVE.
Knowledge for the sake of knowledge will not help us learn how to love, we bear the fruits of the Ruach of Yahusha by obeying Him. The knowledge of Torah is what is forgotten:
“My people have perished for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being priest for Me. Since you have forgotten the Torah of your Alahim, I also forget your children.” Hos 4:6
To prepare for the Day of Yahuah (the return of Yahusha), we do not need the Zohar:
“Remember the Torah of Mosheh, My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Yisharal– laws and right-rulings. See, I am sending you Aliyahu the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of Yahuah. And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the Earth with utter destruction.” Mal 4:4-6
There is no mention in the inspired Word of Yahuah about a Zohar, a Talmud, or levels of interpretation. Claims that Mosheh transmitted “oral” teachings, later perceived as secrets, are plainly untrue.
Danial had no need for a Zohar, and that’s a good thing, because it was not coming for another 1900 years.
Yekezqel (Ezekiel) chapter 8 describes the mixture of Babel’s Zodiac (animal figures) on the inside walls of Yahuah’s Temple.
We are His Temple now.
Hot yoga or Kabbalah has no place in His Temple, nor does the Zodiac. In the ruins of several ancient synagogues we find the floor mosaics depicting the signs of the Zodiac.
Where did Yahuah command such a thing?
Stephen exposed the worship of the host of Heaven (Acts 7:42) in his day, and even in our time the traditions of the fathers continue to lead hearts into futility.
The KJV translates certain Hebrew words from their perspective and level of knowledge of the heavens, which over 400 years ago was limited to the Babylonian zodiac. Galaxies were not discovered until the 1930's, and yet Yahuah had Hebrew words for them in the book of Ayub (Job). There is no word cross in Hebrew or Greek, so the KJV must have followed the Latin Vulgate of Jerome. Human traditions remain for centuries or even millennia if not corrected. We must be vigilant and guard the Name and the Word; nothing is to be added or taken away.
If we can get past all the manmade wormwood, yeast, and old wine, our older brothers in the faith have preserved the Living Words - if only they had not mixed things up with human ideas.
Natsarim are falling into men’s teachings at an alarming rate, sincerely believing there is something they are missing.
Things are getting so off-base, someone may come along to explain how Tarot cards can help divine the future return of Yahusha (they are already using blood-moon tetrads to predict His return). He said we would not know the day or the hour, but we will know the season.
Yahusha would not consult the Zodiac, or infer there are codes concealed in Scripture to be understood only by a small number of people with specialized knowledge.
What He said, He said to all: “watch”.
YAHUAH HAS NOT SPOKEN IN SECRET
We don't need Master Yoda, but we need Master Yahuah:
We don't need Master Yoda, but we need Master Yahuah:
“‘Come near to Me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was,
I was there.
And now the Master Yahuah has sent Me, and His Spirit.’ Thus said Yahuah, your Redeemer, the Set-apart One of Yisharal, ‘I am Yahuah your Alahim, teaching you what is best, leading you by the way you should go. If only you had listened to My commands! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.”
YashaYahu / Isaiah 48:16-18
Read MattithYahu chapter 23 if you believe this perspective is the incorrect approach, and Yahusha really likes the Zohar, the Talmud, the Zodiac, and loves it when people are taught about secret codes hidden in His Word.
Take on Yahusha’s yoke, and learn from Him.
CHAKRAS - ENERGY VORTEXES?
This Sanskrit word produces the Greek word KUKLOS, meaning wheel, circle, or coil. In Pagan rituals people often assembled in circular patterns to perform rituals.
In Hinduism, the circular arrangement represents the cycle of rebirth. The 7 chakras in the spine to the head are imaginary vortexes of energy centers for ki, the life force (serpent power). By relaxing and opening oneself to the “forces”, a yogi (practitioner of yoga) may easily become possessed by fallen malakim, coming under the control of one or several demonic entities.
Tarot cards, magic, 3rd eye training, crystals, paranormal contact, trances, drug sorcery, and auras are facilities that open a person to demonic possession.
Scripture refers to these things as “wickedness”.
A free downloadable tract of this information:
Are "Codes" For Real, Or A Misdirection?
What Scripture verse informs us to follow leaders that have uncovered newly discovered "codes?"
Misdirection has been around throughout history.
“'Is not My Word like a fire?' declares Yahuah, 'and like a hammer that shatters a rock?
Therefore see, I am against the prophets,' declares Yahuah, 'who steal My Words every one from his neighbor.
See, I am against the prophets,' declares Yahuah, 'who use their tongues and say, "He declares."
See, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,' declares Yahuah, 'and relate them, and lead My people astray by their falsehoods and by their reckless boasting. But I Myself did not send them nor have I commanded them. And they do not profit this people at all,' declares Yahuah.
'And when these people or the prophet or the priest ask you, saying, "What is the message of Yahuah?" then you shall say to them, "What message?"
I shall forsake you,' declares Yahuah.
'As for the prophet and the priest and the people who say, "The message of Yahuah," I shall punish that man and his house.
This is what each one says to his neighbor, and each one to his brother, "What has Yahuah answered?" and, "What has Yahuah spoken?"
But the message of Yahuah you no longer remember!
For every man’s message is his own word, for you have changed the Words of the living Alahim, Yahuah Tsabaoth, our Alahim!
This is what you say to the prophet, "What has Yahuah answered you?" and, "What has Yahuah spoken?"
But since you say, "The message of Yahuah!" therefore thus said Yahuah, "Because you say this word, 'The message of Yahuah,' and I have sent to you, saying,
'Do not say, "The message of Yahuah,"
therefore see, I, I shall utterly forget you and cast you away from My presence, along with the city that I gave you and your fathers.
And I shall put an everlasting reproach on you, and an everlasting shame that is not forgotten.’ ”
-YirmeYahu (Jer.) 23:29-40
NEW TRANSLATION FOR MILLENNIALS:
Are they trying to convince you of codes, numerical secrets, higher levels of knowledge, or that you need the covering of another "enlightened" man?
Keep away from me with that gohonzon please, I've never needed to shakubuku the bodhisatva so far, and don't intend to start any time soon.