JUDAH'S THREE TRANSGRESSIONS.
The Jews have suffered for centuries in the lands of their dispersion. Christianity teaches that the reason for this is that they rejected Jesus their messiah. On the contrary, this is one of the few good things the Jews have done!! Jesus was a false prophet and a false god and, as such the Jews were only obeying the Word of YHVH when they rejected him. (See Deuteronomy 18:22; Matthew 16:27-28; Ezekiel 14:9; Exodus 20:1-5; Philippians 2:6). Why then did the Jews suffer so terribly for 2000 years, and why are they still without peace even in their own land?? The answer is that, for three evils, three transgressions which persist until this very day, even among the most pious and observant Jews! They are these :
a) The Jews did not and do not bear witness to the truths delivered unto them by YHVH! The Jews were to be a witness and a light to the Gentiles (Isaiah 43:10; 42:6; 49:6.). Instead, they have devoted themselves to almost every cause under the sun except the one for which they were created and chosen to call mankind to the worship of the one and only King and Saviour, YHVH! Liberalism, socialism, communism, finance, science, philanthropy all are vanity! The Jews are YHVH's Witnesses. As long as they shirk this duty they will, as the Prophet Jonah, suffer!
b) The Jews have perverted their original, pure faith by their Rabbinic tradition, the so-called oral law which has caused them to add to YHVH's Word, change the plain meaning of the Divine Mosaic Law, adopt superstitions and foreign customs which often contradict the very purpose of the Torah and the Prophetic writings. Anyone who has seen the "pious" praying at the tombs of Rabbi Meir and Rabbi Simeon Bar Yohai, lighting candles and tying bits of cloth on the fences around the tombs etc. will wonder what has happened to Deuteronomy 18:11 (praying to the dead an abomination of the nations! See also Isaiah 8:19.)!? Another example is the prohibition of boiling a kid in its own mother's milk (Exodus 23:19 etc), a pagan rite and NOT a dietary question. On the basis of this specific scripture, the Rabbis have forbidden the cooking of ALL meat with ALL milk, have forbidden eating or drinking milk products AFTER partaking of meat (even poultry!) have forbidden the use of the same dishes and pots for both meat and dairy foods and so on ad infinitum. Many Jews observe these man made "laws" about "meat and milk" while profaning YHVH's Sabbath Day as if it were nothing:
c) The Jews have caused their own people, and all men, to forget the Divine Name of the Creator by using pseudopious substitutes, titles etc. INSTEAD of the True Eternal Name revealed to Moses and the Prophets! What does Scripture say? "And if thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy when they sin against Thee, and shall REPENT and CONFESS THY NAME and pray and make supplication before Thee in this house; THEN hear Thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of Thy people Israel..." 2 Chronicles 6:24-25. How can this be done if the True Name cannot be pronounced? "And it shall come to pass that whoever shall call on the Name of YHVH shall be delivered" Joel 3:5. How, if YHVH's Name cannot be mentioned? "YHVH answer thee in the day of trouble, the NAME of Elohey Yaaqov set thee up on high!" Psalm 20:2. How, if we don't call upon His Name? "Oh give thanks unto YHVH call upon His Name!" Psalm 105:1. How, if we are forbidden to pronounce His Name? "And by His Name shalt thou swear I" Deuteronomy 10:20. How, if we are not to use His Name? "Bless YHVH, oh my soul; and all that is within me bless His Holy Name!" Psalm 103:1. "And they shall put My Name upon the children of Israel and I will bless them!" Numbers 6:27. How, if the Name is "ineffable"? YHVH's Name is "effable", it is pronounceable, we are NOT forbidden to pronounce it NAY we are specifically commanded to pronounce it, in holiness and truth! The True Name was revealed to Moses (Exodus 3:15) for our help and salvation.
It is "YHVH" (pronounced YiHVeH or YiHWeH meaning He who is or shall be). When Judah assumes his role as YHVH's Witness and light to the gentiles, when he returns to the pure pristine Word of YHVH and abandons the false commands of men learned by rote, when he calls upon the Name of his King, Saviour and Redeemer, YHVH of Hosts, then and only then shall be fulfilled what was said by the mouth of the Prophet: "but unto you that fear My Name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings; and ye shall go forth and gambol as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I do make, saith YHVH of Hosts!" Malachi 3:20-21.
submitted by: Mordecai Alfandari