The 'Synagogue of Satan' and The True Israel
Jews can be influenced by good spirits,
and Jews can be influenced by evil spirits.
Some of the Babylonian scholars (Yahushua's enemies, from the Pharisees and the like), took power over the tattered nation of Israel after Solomon's descent into pagan worship resulted in the exile ~730BC.
This group is not uniquely the heir to the promises due to the Hebrews.
The 1980 Jewish Almanac says:
"Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a "Jew" or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew...
When the Temple was completely destroyed by the army of Titus in 70 CE, the control (power, authority) over religion shifted from the Sadducees to the Pharisees, because the Pharisees held the hearts of the common people in the out-lying synagogues.
The Talmud will tell you to never pronounce the Name of YHWH aloud -- and proclaims the death penalty for doing so.
Rabbi Yahshua gave us the warning to beware of 'this yeast.'
Yahshua's students thought Yahshua was talking about bread.
We all need to stay vigilant and not be deceived by teachings from any compromised source.
"When Yahshua told us, "Beware of the LEAVEN of the Pharisees" (Luke 12:1, Mk. 8:15, Mt. 16:6), Yahshua may have been describing the errors and hypocrisy of those who were preaching the yeast of the Zohar, Kabbala, and the Sefer Yetzirah (oral "laws").
The Talmud states that Yahushua was the bastard son of a Roman soldier, and that Yahshua and His mother (Miryam) are boiling in excrement at this very moment, as eternal punishment for their sins."
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There are two kinds of 'Jews' (real Yahudim, and the Synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Yahudim but are not).
The Yahudim live by every word that comes from the mouth of Yah, including the Old Testament (Torah).
The Yahudim will (eventually) accept Yahshua as Messiah, whereas Synagogue of Satan rejects Yahshua.
This is interesting, although I haven't really checked it out:
It is Torah Jews saying that the Zionist Babylonian (fake Jews) stirred up the holocaust on purpose to gain sympathy for the Zionist agenda.
These things say the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
...I know the blasphemy of they who say they are Jews,
and are not,
but are the synagogue of Satan." (Revelation 2:8-9 KJV)
"And to the angel of the ecclesia in Philadelphia write;
...Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan,
who say they are Jews,
and are not, but do lie;
behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet,
and to know that I have loved thee."
(Revelation 3:7-9 KJV)
WEBSTER'S DEFINITION OF PHARISEE : "One of the members of a school or party among the ancient Jews noted for the strict formal observance of the rites and validity of the traditions of the elders.
Pharisee interpretation provided the standard of observation and belief for the great majority of the Jews from the 1st Century A.D."
Pharisaic: "Hypocritical, self righteous and censorious of others"
-- Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language, 2nd Edition, 1950--
The noun "Pharisee" occurs 78 times in the New Testament, much more frequently than "Satan."
In addition to the 78 verses in which Pharisee is mentioned by name, pronouns including "you" point to Pharisees in many additional verses.
Yahshua condemned the Pharisees for
All of Matthew 23 is like a whip's lash.
Yahshua likened Pharisaism to a whitened sepulchre, indeed beautiful outwardly, but
Yahshua called the Pharisees, 'Hypocrites!', 'children of them who killed the Prophets.'
Yahshua foretold that these imposters posing as Hebrews would go on killing, crucifying and persecuting until the guilt for all the righteous blood shed from Abel on down would be upon them.
Then in John 10:26b, speaking directly to the Pharisees, Yahshua concludes :
These counterfeit believers are the ONLY religious group that Jesus constantly associated with Satan.
'Jesus said unto them,
Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. '(Mt 16:6)
"Ye are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father ye will do.
He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth,
because there is no truth in him.
When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of [lies]."
"For ye, brethren, became followers of the Ekklesia of God which in Judea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen,
even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets,
and have persecuted us;
and they please not God,
and are contrary to all men." (I Thessalonians 2:14-15)
'Not giving heed to JEWISH FABLES, and commandments of men, that TURN FROM THE TRUTH.' (Titus 1:14)
I painstakingly gathered more than 17 pages full of references, looking for every occurrence of "Pharisee(s)," "Sadducees," "Herodians," "chief priest(s)," "scribes," "teachers (experts) of the law," "elders, "high priest," "Sanhedrin," "the council," "the, senate," "rulers," "synagogue ruler," etc.
I was struck by the fact that the majority of the New Testament, would NOT have been written in the manner it was, had it not been for the overt hypocrisy of the Pharisees and their co-religious associated hangers-on.
Almost everything that Yahshua said and did in the New Testament was a form of confrontation with the Pharisees - in one way or another.
The following is a list of people who believed that Pharisaism had survived to their day and was a major corrupting world influence (this is not a recommendation or endorsement of them, their words, or their sometimes-violent actions):
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
St. Thomas Aquinas
George Bernard Shaw
Gen. William Sherman
how furiously I persecuted the Ekklesia of God, and made havoc of it;
and how in devotion to Judaism I out-stripped many men of may own age among my people,
being far more zealous than they for the tradition of my forefathers"
(Gal 1:13, 14, Weymouth Translation)
the Jews sought to kill Yahshua.' (John 7:1)
A worldly nation called Israel was recognized in 1948 by the United Nations.
but this is no more nor less true Israel than is any other nation.
True Israel is comprised not of a worldly nation, but of the people who follow Yahshua's commandments.
Rabbi Yahshua's commands are based on the same principles represented in the commandments YHWH gave to the ancient Hebrews.