by Joseph Dumond of SightedMoon.Com
Shabbat Shalom Family,
My head is spinning from all that has been going on the past couple of months. The war with Hamas, and the ISIS threat and its many, many atrocities. Both groups are conducting what would be classified as war crimes against humanity, but no one does anything about it. No one has the courage to go there and punish those responsible. Instead they do as President Obama said after the latest beheading of the US journalist this past week. He said he would consult with his allies to see what they could do.
Damn it all to hell, has no one got any backbone anymore? I remember the day when every American in the world was protected by the US Government. If they killed a US citizen they had big time trouble to pay. Now it is open season on them all. How utterly sad it has become to watch this happen in front of me.
President Obama should be launching round the clock strikes on these people until this cancer is removed. But he will not. And no one else will, either. And so it grows stronger each day until the time it strikes the US in its own yard. Then it is going to be too late.
To help you understand this, I will share a new section to the book The 2300 Days of Hell I had to add this week. It is about this word afflict. This part is section 14 of the summary of the book. Note: foot notes are dispersed at the end of each page in my copy. They appear here in the article, so look for them.
14) The Covenant Made With Many spoken of in Daniel 9:27 began with the convening of the United Nations in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972. For the very first time in human history, this conference on the Human Environment united the representatives of multiple governments in discussions pertaining to the state of the global environment. This conference directly resulted in the creation of government-based environmental agencies and the U.N. Environmental Program (U.N.E.P.). This original Covenant made in Stockholm back in 1972 has now turned into the bureaucratic monster we know it to be today.
This Declaration originally contained twenty-six principles concerning the environment and development—an Action Plan with 109 Recommendations, and a Resolution. The Stockholm Covenant has, as its first principle and as the most prominent Declaration, a Declaration on “Human Rights.” This Declaration on Human Rights, allegedly intended to prevent another Holocaust, has led to the Declaration on Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered Rights.
In 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed its first Resolution recognizing L.G.B.T. rights, which was followed up with a report from the U.N. Human Rights Commission documenting violations of the rights of L.G.B.T people—including hate crimes, criminalization of homosexuality, and discrimination. Following closely on the heels of the report, the U.N. Human Rights Commission urged all countries, which had not yet done so, to enact laws protecting basic L.G.B.T. rights. The practice of homosexuality is still illegal in seventy-six countries, and is punishable by execution in seven of those countries— most of which are Islamic nations.
This is not the first time this sort of thing has happened. It is recorded and, surprisingly, has played a very prominent role in the history of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
The Curse of Balaam was to have Israel sin by committing fornication with the Moabite women who either sought to entice them to forsake Yehovah and His Commandments and worship other gods, or to incorporate the worship of other gods with Israel’s worship of Yehovah. I must now explain this in more detail for those who may not understand how significant this actually was and now is, in light of current events for us now living in the Last Days and the time of Jacob’s Trouble.
But first let me share some scriptures with you that attest to the true nature of the worship of Balaam.
9 “… then Yehovah knows how to rescue the reverent ones from trial and to keep the unrighteous unto the day of judgment, to be punished, 10 and most of all those walking after the flesh in filthy lust and despising authority—bold, headstrong, speaking evil of esteemed ones, 11 whereas messengers who are greater in strength and power do not bring a slanderous accusation against them before the Master.” (2 Peter 2:9-11)
12 “But these, like natural unreasoning beasts, having been born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheme that which they do not know, shall be destroyed in their destruction, 13 being about to receive the wages of unrighteousness, deeming indulgence in the day of pleasure, spots and blemishes, reveling in their own deceptions while they feast with you, 14 having eyes filled with an adulteress, and unable to cease from sin, enticing unstable beings, having a heart trained in greed, children of a curse, 15 having left the right way they went astray, having followed the way of Bilaam the son of Be’or, who loved the wages of unrighteousness, 16 but he was rebuked for his transgression: a dumb donkey speaking with the voice of a man restrained the madness of the prophet.”(2 Peter 2:12-16)
17 “These are fountains without water, clouds driven by a storm, to whom the blackest darkness is kept forever. 18 For speaking arrogant nonsense, they entice—through the lusts of the flesh, through indecencies—the ones who have indeed escaped from those living in delusion.” (2 Peter 2:17-18)
I am about to explain the way of Balaam so there is no misunderstanding or mistaking exactly what it entails. Allow me to continue to lay the foundation by providing you with a few more scriptures:
10 But these blaspheme that which they do not know. And that which they know naturally, like unreasoning beasts, in these they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe to them! Because they have gone in the way of Qayin, and gave themselves to the delusion of Bilaam for a reward, and perished in the rebellion of Qorah. 12 These are rocky reefs in your love feasts, feasting with you, feeding themselves without fear, waterless clouds borne about by the winds, late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots, 13 wild waves of the sea foaming up their own shame, straying stars for whom blackness of darkness is kept forever. 14 And Hanok, the seventh from Adam, also prophesied of these, saying, “See, Yehovah comes with His myriads of set-apart ones, 15 to execute judgment on all, to punish all who are wicked among them concerning all their wicked works which they have committed in a wicked way, and concerning all the harsh words which wicked sinners have spoken against Him.” 16 These are grumblers, complainers, who walk according to their own lusts, and their mouth speaks proudly, admiring faces of others for the sake of gain. (Jude 1:10-16)
14 “But I hold a few matters against you, because you have there those who adhere to the teaching of Bilaam, who taught Balaq to put a stumbling-block before the children of Yisra’el, to eat food offered to idols, and to commit whoring.” (Revelation 2:14)
This Doctrine of Balaam is something we cannot afford in the least to be ignorant of or perishing for a lack of knowledge regarding, especially when we are told to be aware of it in the Book of Revelation.
In Numbers 22-25 and Numbers 31:1-16, we are told the story of Balaam but we are never really told what Balaam or the Moabite and Midianite women did specifically, that led Israel to commit harlotry and spiritual idolatry with them. Balaam could not effectually curse Israel, but he successfully conspired with Balak about how to cause Israel to curse themselves by sinning against Yehovah.
To better understand, one must start with the rape of Dinah, the daughter of Jacob (Israel), by comparing it to the rape of Tamar, the daughter of King David.
The unifying word in both stories is the word afflict–H6031. Dinah and Tamar both represent the Twelve Tribes of Israel in the Last Days. That being said, keep this word afflict and its meaning in mind as I continue in my explanation.
1 And Dinah, the daughter of Le’ah, whom she had borne to Yaaqob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 2 And Shekem, son of Hamor the Hiwwite, prince of the land, saw her and took her and lay with her, and humbled her. 3 And his being clung to Dinah the daughter of Yaaqob, and he loved the girl and spoke kindly to the girl. 4 And Shekem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, “Take this girl for me for a wife.” 5 And Yaaqob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter. Now his sons were with his livestock in the field, so Yaaqob kept silent until they came. 6 And Hamor, the father of Sheem, went out to Yaaqob to speak with him. 7 And the sons of Yaaqob came in from the field when they heard it. And the men were grieved and very wroth, because he had done a senseless deed in Yisra’el by lying with Yaaqob’s daughter, which should not be done. (Genesis 34:1-7)
8 But Hamor spoke with them, saying, “My son Shekem’s being longs for your daughter. Please give her to him for a wife. 9 And intermarry with us, give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves, 10 and dwell with us, and let the land be before you. Dwell and move about in it, and have possessions in it.” 11 And Shekem said to her father and her brothers, “Let me find favor in your eyes, and whatever you say to me I give. 12 Ask of me a bride price and gift ever so high, and I give according to what you say to me, but give me the girl for a wife.” (Genesis 34:8-12)
Now compare the rape of Dinah’s account in Genesis with the rape of Tamar’s account in 2 Samuel:
1 And after this it came to be that Abshalom son of Dawid had a lovely sister, whose name was Tamar, and Amnon son of Dawid? loved her. 2 And Amnon was distressed, even to become sick, because of his sister Tamar—for she was a maiden—and it was hard in the eyes of Amnon to do whatever to her. 3 And Amnon had a friend whose name was Yonadab son of Shimah, Dawid’s brother. Now Yonadab was a very wise man. 4 And he said to him, “Why are you, the sovereign’s son, becoming thinner day after day? Explain it to me.” And Amnon said to him, “I love Tamar, my brother Abshalom’s sister.” 5 And Yonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be sick. And when your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Please let my sister Tamar come and give me food, and make the food before my eyes so that I see it, and eat it from her hand.’” (2 Samuel 13:1-5)
6 So Amnon lay down and pretended to be sick. And when the sovereign came to see him, Amnon said to the sovereign, “Please let Tamar my sister come and make a couple of cakes for me before my eyes, so that I eat from her hand.” 7 And Dawid? sent to Tamar, to the house, saying, “Please go to the house of your brother Amnon, and make food for him.” 8 So Tamar went to her brother Amnon’s house, while he was lying down. And she took dough and kneaded it, and made cakes before his eyes, and baked the cakes. 9 And she took the pan and turned them out before him, but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, “Make everyone go away from me.” And they all went out from him. 10 And Amnon said to Tamar, “Bring the food into the bedroom, that I eat from your hand.” And Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them to Amnon her brother in the bedroom. (2 Samuel 13:6-10)
11 And she brought them to him to eat, and he took hold of her and said to her, “Come, lie with me, my sister.” 12 And she answered him, “No, my brother, do not humble me, for it is not done so in Yisra’el. Do not do this wickedness! 13 And I, where could I take my shame? And you—you would be like one of the fools in Yisra’el. And now, please speak to the sovereign, for he would not withhold me from you.” 14 But he would not listen to her voice, and being stronger than she, he humbled her and lay with her. 15 Amnon then hated her exceedingly, so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And Amnon said to her, “Arise, go!” 16 And she said to him, “No, for this evil of sending me away is worse than the other you have done to me.” But he would not listen to her. 17 And he called his young man serving him, and said, “Now put this one out, away from me, and bolt the door behind her.” (2 Samuel 13:11-17)
18 And she had on a long coat, for the sovereign’s maiden daughters wore such garments. And his servant put her out and bolted the door behind her. 19 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and tore her long coat that was on her, and put her hand on her head and went away crying bitterly. 20 And Abshalom her brother said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you? But now, keep silent, my sister. He is your brother, do not take this matter to heart.” So Tamar remained in the house of her brother Abshalom, but was ruined. (2 Samuel 13:18-20)
When we examine the word “violated” in Genesis 34:2 we see it is H6031, which in Hebrew is anah. This is the same word used in 2 Samuel 13:14 but is translated as “forced.”
And when ShechemH7928 the sonH1121 of HamorH2544 the Hivite,H2340 princeH5387 of the country,H776 sawH7200 her, he tookH3947 her, and lay withH7901 her, and defiledH6031 her. (Genesis 34:2)
Howbeit he wouldH14 notH3808 hearkenH8085 unto her voice:H6963 but, being strongerH2388 than she, forcedH6031 her, and lay withH7901 her. (2 Samuel 13:14) H6031 ??? ?a’na’h awnaw’
A primitive root (possibly rather identical with H6030 through the idea of looking down or browbeating); to depress literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively (in various applications). (sing is by mistake for H6030): –abase self, afflict (-ion, self), answer [by mistake for H6030], chasten self, deal hardly with, defile, exercise, force, gentleness, humble (self), hurt, ravish, sing [by mistake for H6030], speak [by mistake for H6030], submit self, weaken, X in any wise.
H6030 a’na’h aw-naw’
A primitive root; properly to eye or (generally) to heed, that is, pay attention; by implication to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce: – give account, afflict [by mistake for H6031], (cause to, give) answer, bring low [by mistake for H6031], cry, hear, Leannoth, lift up, say, X scholar, (give a) shout, sing (together by course), speak, testify, utter, (bear) witness. See also, H1042, H1043.
Another thing you should notice is how the expression in Genesis 34:7 ‘such a thing is not done in Israel’ is remarkably similar to 2 Samuel 13:12 ‘for no such thing should be done in Israel.’ This too is one of the primary connections between the two stories.
Shechem lusted for Dinah and forced himself upon her in very much the same way Amnon lusted after Tamar and forced himself upon her. In the story of Shechem, you are told that Hamor the Hivite is Shechem’s father and because Shechem is a prince, it means that Hamor is the king of that land. Hamor proceeds to do all the talking on behalf of Shechem.
In 2 Samuel, you are told that the one advising Amnon was Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David’s brother. Jo-nadab means Jehovah-spontaneously.
H5068 na’dab naw-dab’
A primitive root; to impel; hence to volunteer (as a soldier), to present spontaneously: –offer freely, be (give, make, offer self) willing (-ly).
Jonadab is going to voluntarily offer free advice to Amnon, without giving any thought or care to what he is saying or the consequences of it. We are also told that Jonadab is a very crafty man.
3 But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David’s brother.
Now Jonadab was a very crafty man. (2 Samuel 13:3)
But AmnonH550 had a friend,H7453 whose nameH8034 was Jonadab,H3122 the sonH1121 of
ShimeahH8093 David’sH1732 brother:H251 and JonadabH3122 was a veryH3966 subtleH2450 man.H376 (2 Samuel 13:3)
H2450 cha’ka’m khaw-kawm’
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful): –cunning (man), subtle, ([un-]), wise ([hearted], man).
H2449 cha’kam khaw-kam’
A primitive root, to be wise (in mind, word or act): –X exceeding, teach wisdom, be (make self, shew self) wise, deal (never so) wisely, make wiser.
This word ‘subtle’ leads us right back to the incident in the Garden of Eden.
1 And the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which Yehovah Elohim had made, and he said to the woman, “Is it true that Elohim has said, ‘Do not eat of every tree of the garden?’” (Genesis 3:1)
Now the serpentH5175 wasH1961 more subtleH6175 than anyH4480 & H3605 beastH2416 of the fieldH7704 whichH834 the LORDH3068 GodH430 had made.H6213 And he saidH559 untoH413 the woman,H802
Yea,H637 & H3588 hath GodH430 said,H559 Ye shall notH3808 eatH398 of everyH4480 &
H3605 treeH6086 of the garden?H1588 (Genesis 3:1)
H6175 ָעָם a’ru’m aw-room’
Passive participle of H6191; cunning (usually in a bad sense): –crafty, prudent, subtle. H6191 ??? aram aw-ram’
A primitive root; properly to be (or make) bare; but used only in the derived sense (through the idea perhaps of smoothness) to be cunning (usually in a bad sense): –X very, beware, take crafty [counsel], be prudent, deal subtly.
This source of Jonadab’s advice to Amnan was satanic advice, the same as it was in the Garden of Eden. Satan volunteered the advice. Eve did not solicit it. The same dynamics were also at work when Hamor advised Jacob to let his sons intermarry with the daughters of Shechem. It was Satan inspired. The key thematic expressions positively identify a common origin from which both stories hail from and illustrate how, in both cases, the counsel given was unsolicited. It was Satan inspired.
Balaam used divination in order to prophesy, which means he used Satan as his undisclosed source.
7 And the elders of Mo’ab? and the elders of Midyan left with the fees for divination in their hand, and they came to Bilaam and spoke the words of Balaq to him. (Numbers 22:7)
22 And the sons of Yisra’el killed with the sword Bilaam son of Be’or, the diviner, among those who were killed by them. (Joshua 13:22)
Balaam was hired by Balak (which means “devastator”) to come and curse Israel. Yehovah prevented Balaam from cursing Israel, and only allowed him to bless Israel. But Balaam did volunteer some advice to Balak and this is what we are being shown here. The advice, again, is actually coming from Satan.
Examining the meaning of the name of Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, who was an Amorite, brings new information to bear in mind to the surface. “Hivi” is an Aramaic word meaning “serpentine.” It describes the character of both Shechem and his father, Hamor. Both of them acted in a serpentine-like and treacherous manner.
8 He who digs a pit falls into it, and whoever breaks through a wall is bitten by a snake. (Ecclesiastes 10:8)
Is this not exactly what Dinah did by leaving the safe confines of her hedge or encampment, so that she might see the daughters of the land—after which a serpent found her?
1 And Dinah, the daughter of Le’ah, whom she had borne to Ya’aqob, went out to see the daughters of the land. (Genesis 34:1)
And when ShechemH7928 the sonH1121 of HamorH2544 the Hivite,H2340 princeH5387 of the country,H776 sawH7200 her, he tookH3947 her, and lay withH7901 her, and defiledH6031 her. (Genesis )34:2
H2544 ֲחרֲ cha’mo’r kham-ore’
The same as H2543; ass; Chamor, a Canaanite: –Hamor.
H2543 ֲחֲר cha’mo’r kham-ore’, kham-ore’ From H2560; a male ass (from its dun red): – (he) ass.
H2560 ָחָ מַַר cha’mar khaw-mar’
A primitive root; properly to boil up; hence to ferment (with scum); to glow (with redness); as denominative (from H2564) to smear with pitch: –daub, foul, be red, trouble.
H2564 חֵמַָר che’ma’r khay-mawr’
From H2560; bitumen (as rising to the surface): –slime (-pit).
Hamor was an ass, and based on the description above, would turn red whenever his temper “boiled up” or flared. He could also be described as “scum” or “slime.”
Once again, this links us to the story of Balaam. In both cases it is an ass that is speaking.
Who says Yehovah does not have a sense of humor?!
21 And Bilaam rose in the morning and saddled his donkey, and went with the heads of Mo’ab. 22 But the displeasure of Elohim burned because he went, and the Messenger of stationed Himself in the way as an adversary against him. And he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. 23 And the donkey saw the Messenger of Yehovah standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand, and the donkey turned aside out of the way and went into the field. So Bilaam beat the donkey to turn her back onto the way. 24 Then the Messenger of Yehovah stood in a narrow passage between the vineyards, with a wall on this side and a wall on that side. 25 And when the donkey saw the Messenger of Yehovah, she pushed herself against the wall and crushed Bilaam ’s foot against the wall, so he beat her again. 26 And the Messenger of Yehovah went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn aside, right or left. (Numbers 22:21-26)
27 And when the donkey saw the Messenger of Yehovah, she lay down under Bilaam . So Bilaam ’s displeasure burned, and he beat the donkey with his staff. 28 Then Yehovah opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Bilaam , “What have I done to you, that you have beaten me these three times?” 29 And Bilaam said to the donkey, “Because you have mocked me. I wish there were a sword in my hand, for I would have killed you by now!” 30 And the donkey said to Bilaam , “Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden, ever since I became yours, to this day? Was I ever known to do so to you?” And he said, “No.” 31 Then Yehovah opened Bilaam ’s eyes, and he saw the Messenger of Yehovah standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand. And he bowed his head and fell on his face. (Numbers 22:27-31)
There is more information to be gleaned from reading the rest of story in Genesis.
13 But the sons of Yaaqob answered Shekem and Hamor his father, and spoke with deceit, because he had defiled Dinah their sister. 14 And they said to them, “We are not able to do this matter, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a reproach to us. 15 Only on this condition would we agree to you: If you become as we are, to have every male of you circumcised, 16 then we shall give our daughters to you, and take your daughters to us. And we shall dwell with you, and shall become one people. 17 But if you do not listen to us and be circumcised, we shall take our daughter and go.” 18 And their words pleased Hamor and Shekem, Hamor’s son. 19 And the young man did not delay to do this because he delighted in Ya’aqob’s daughter. Now he was more respected than all the household of his father. (Genesis 34:13-19)
20 And Hamor and Shekem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke with the men of their city, saying, 21 “These men are at peace with us, so let them dwell in the land and move about in it. And see, the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters for us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. 22 Only on this condition would the men agree to dwell with us, to be one people: if every male among us is circumcised as they are circumcised. 23 Their herds and their possessions, and all their beasts, should they not be ours? Only let us agree with them, and let them dwell with us.” 24 And all who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and Shekem his son; every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city. (Genesis 34:20-24)
In verse 19 it says Shechem was also more honorable than all his brothers, yet he had just raped Dinah. This should speak volumes to his character (or more like, lack thereof) and that of the rest of his sordid clan.
These people were scoundrels, greedy for gain. Shechem not only lusted after Dinah, but the entire clan lusted after all that Jacob had. They wanted to intermarry with Israel so that all that Israel possessed would become their possession too. They coveted the wealth of Israel, would do anything to procure it and little else would suffice.
23 Their herds and their possessions, and all their beasts, should they not be ours? Only let us agree with them, and let them dwell with us. (Genesis 34:23)
Hamor, Jonadab and Balaam all gave unsolicited advice in the very same way Satan did.
Satan caused Eve to lust after the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Hamor gave advice in order to cover up the rape and take all that Jacob had for himself. Jonadab gave advice on how to rape Tamar. Balaam, in an effort to earn the wages being offered to him, gave advice on how to defeat Israel, by causing them to lust after sexual perversions. He offered this advice because Yehovah would not allow him to curse Israel. In each and every case, the advice was unsolicited, and had to do with encouraging the lusting after something forbidden sexually.
The event between Shechem and Hamor, who both represent Satan here, and Dinah and Jacob, both of whom are representative of the whole house of Israel, followed right on the heels of Jacob entering the land after his exile with Laban and his encounter with Esau.
17 And Ya’aqob set out to Sukkoth, and built himself a house, and made booths for his livestock. That is why the name of the place is called Sukkoth. 18 And Ya’aqob came safely to the city of Shekem, which is in the land of Kenaan, when he came from Paddan Aram. And he pitched his tent before the city. 19 And he bought the portion of the field where he had pitched his tent, from the children of Hamor, Shekem’s father, for one hundred qesitah. (Genesis 33:17-19)
Joshua would later set up an altar at this same place once they crossed over the Jordan River.
Thirty-eight years after the Exodus and just before the Twelve Tribes of Israel enter the land, when they are still on the other side of the Jordan, the incident of Baal-Peor ensues and Balaam’s proposal to Balak, to use the Moabite and the Midianite women in a sexually deviant manner is now being applied.
1 And the children of Yisra’el set out and camped in the desert plains of Mo’ab? beyond the Yarden of Yeriho. 2 And Balaq son of Tsippor saw all that Yisra’el had done to the Amorites. 3 And Mo’ab was exceedingly afraid of the people because they were many, and Mo’ab? was in dread because of the children of Yisra’el. 4 And Mo’ab? said to the elders of Midyan, “Now this company is licking up all that is around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field.” Now Balaq son of Tsippor was sovereign of the Mo’abites at that time, 5 and he sent messengers to Bilaam son of Be’or at Pethor, which is near the River in the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying, “See, a people has come from Mitsrayim. See, they have covered the surface of the land, and are settling next to me! 6 And now, please come at once, curse this people for me, for they are too strong for me. It might be that I smite them and drive them out of the land, for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.” 7 And the elders of Mo’ab and the elders of Midyan left with the fees for divination in their hand, and they came to Bilaam and spoke the words of Balaq to him. (Numbers 22:1-7)
Israel has now come to the close of their forty years of wandering in the wilderness. All those who sinned and were cursed due to their lack of faith when the ten spies brought back an evil report had already died in fulfillment of the curse placed upon them by Yehovah.
Balaam even tells us how pure Israel was at that time.
He has not looked upon wickedness in Ya’aqob, nor has He seen trouble in Yisra’el, Yehovah his Elohim is with him, and the shout of a Sovereign is in him. (Numbers 23:21)
But then we come to Numbers 25 and something of a clearly disturbing nature has happened, but we are not told specifically what it is. This is precisely why I have gone through this thematic analogy of interrelated scriptures with you. The Israelites, along with the Moabite and Midianite women, have committed abominations that are revolting in Yehovah’s sight.
1 And Yisra’el dwelt in Shittim, and the people began to whore with the daughters of Mo’ab?, 2 and they invited the people to the slaughterings of their mighty ones, and the people ate and bowed down to their mighty ones. 3 Thus Yisra’el was joined to Baal Peor, and the displeasure of Yehovah burned against Yisra’el. 4 And Yehovah said to Mosheh, “Take all the leaders of the people and hang them up before Yehovah, before the sun, so that the burning displeasure of Yehovah turns away from Yisra’el.” 5 And Mosheh said to the judges of Yisra’el, “Each one of you slay his men who were joined to Baal Peor.” (Numbers 25:1-5)
6 And see, one of the children of Yisra’el came and brought to his brothers a Midyanite woman before the eyes of Mosheh and before the eyes of all the congregation of the children of Yisra’el, who were weeping at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 7 And when Pinehas, son of Elazar, son of Aharon the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation and took a spear in his hand, 8 and he went after the man of Yisra’el into the tent and thrust both of them through, the man of Yisra’el, and the woman through her belly. Thus the plague among the children of Yisra’el came to a stop. 9 And those who died in the plague were twenty-four thousand. (Numbers 25:6-9)
The rape of Dinah by Shechem just after Jacob entered the Promised Land was a prophetic event foretelling of the time when Israel was going to be returning to the land approximately three hundred years later. The sexual perversion was now at a national level! We are now nearing that same critical juncture when we are about to return to the land, as I have shown you in points #8 and #11 of this same chapter and now some 3400 years later, all Israelite nations are involved in this same sexual perversion.
But what was it that was so evil? Moses gives us a clue a few verses later in Numbers 25 after Phineas took action.
14 And the name of the Yisra’elite who was killed, who was killed with the Midyanite woman, was Zimri, son of Salu, a leader of a father’s house among the Shimonites. 15 And the name of the Midyanite woman who was killed was Kozbi the daughter of Tsur. He was head of the people of a father’s house in Midyan. 16 And Yehovah spoke to Mosheh, saying, 17 “Distress the Midyanites! And you shall smite them, 18 for they distressed you with their tricks with which they deceived you in the matter of Peor and in the matter of Kozbi, the daughter of a leader of Midyan, their sister, who was killed in the day of the plague because of Peor.” (Numbers )25:14-18
It has something to do with Baal-Peor, but what?
When we look at Hamor and Jonadab, we can also see parallels to Pharaoh of Egypt. He is similar to Laban who pursued Israel after Jacob fled his country. These are all thematic correlations, which help us to understand what will take place in these Last Days.
Pharaoh is pronounced Pa Rah. Pa means Mouth and Rah means Bad. Pharaoh can then be read as bad mouth. Satan is represented by Pharaoh and Laban as well. Hamor and Jonadab also represent Satan speaking evil in the sight of the God of heaven.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against Elohim, to blaspheme His Name, and His Tent, and those dwelling in the heaven. (Revelation 13:6)
Each of these events from the past represents in part, what will be just before the final Shuva (aka, the Second Exodus) or the final return to the land of Israel. Satan and the false prophet will be speaking blasphemies against Yehovah. They will encourage the Israelites with false teachings and by whatever other ways and means necessary to cause them to stumble.
But I still have not yet adequately explained to you what this Doctrine of Balaam is exactly and what Baal-Peor exemplifies. But before proceeding, we are reminded of the seriousness of this in Numbers:
13 And Mosheh, and Elazar the priest, and all the leaders of the congregation, went to meet them outside the camp. 14 But Mosheh was wroth with the officers of the army, with the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, who had come from the campaign. 15 And Mosheh said to them, “Have you kept all the women alive? 16 Look, they are the ones who caused the children of Yisra’el, through the word of Bilaam , to trespass against Yehovah in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of Yehovah. 17 And now, slay every male among the little ones. And every woman who has known a man by lying with a man you shall slay. 18 But keep alive for yourselves all the female children who have not known a man by lying with a man.” (Numbers 31:13-18)
The Doctrine of Balaam—and the inherent conspiracy found therein—is serious business. It was meant to be a stumbling block to Israel back then and it is to us again today. But what is it? This is no longer speaking to a future event. It is speaking to us, today, in our lives now.
Consider the following:
18 Look at Yisra’el after the flesh: Are not those who eat of the offerings sharers in the altar? 19 What then do I say? That an idol is of any value? Or that which is offered to idols is of any value? 20 No, but what the gentiles offer they offer to demons1 and not to Elohim, and I do not wish you to become sharers with demons. [Footnote: 1Leviticus 17:7] 21 You are not able to drink the cup of the Master and the cup of demons, you are not able to partake of the table of the Master and of the table of demons. 22 Do we provoke the Master to jealousy? Are we stronger than He? (I Corinthians 10:18-22)
3 Any man from the house of Yisra’el who slaughters a bull or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or who slaughters it outside the camp, 4 and does not bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting, to bring an offering to Yehovah before the Dwelling Place of Yehovah, blood-guilt is reckoned to that man. He has shed blood, and that man shall be cut off from among his people, 5 in order that the children of Yisra’el bring their slaughterings which they slaughter in the open field. And they shall bring them to Yehovah at the door of the Tent of meeting, to the priest, and slaughter them as peace offerings to Yehovah. 6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of Yehovah at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and shall burn the fat for a sweet fragrance to Yehovah. 7 And let them no longer slaughter their slaughterings to demons, after whom they whored. This is a law forever for them throughout their generations. (Leviticus 17:37)
1 And Bilaam said to Balaq, “Build seven altars for me here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me here.” 2 And Balaq did as Bilaam had spoken, and Balaq and Bilaam offered a bull and a ram on each altar. (Numbers 23:1-2)
The sacrifice of Baal-Peor was to demons because it was false worship and not according to Yehovah’s instructions—instructions of which Moses had just taught to Aaron at Mount Sinai. Those who do not sacrifice according to the commands of Yehovah do it as unto demons and are guilty of spiritual idolatry, harlotry and the shedding of innocent blood.
1 Cry aloud, do not spare. Lift up your voice like a ram’s horn. Declare to My people their transgression, and the house of Ya’aqob their sins. (Isaiah 58:1)
Because Israel was upright before the Lord, Balaam’s attempts to curse the nation had failed. They had been to the high places of Satan. Now King Balak takes Balaam to yet another high place called Peor (meaning “open”). Here, Balak again repeats the sacrifices and Balaam again petitions to Yehovah. Once again, Yehovah blesses Israel and does not curse them.
When we look up the word Peor, we learn the following:
H6465 פר pe’or peh-ore’
From H6473; a gap; Peor, a mountain East of Jordan; also (for H1187) a deity worshipped there: –Peor. See also, H1047.
H6473 ָפָ ערַ pa’ar paw-ar’
A primitive root; to yawn, that is, open wide (literally or figuratively): –gape, open (wide).
It was here that Balaam counseled Balak on how to defeat Israel. This is recounted in the following Scripture:
14 “But I hold a few matters against you, because you have there those who adhere to the teaching of Bilaam , who taught Balaq to put a stumbling-block before the children of Yisra’el, to eat food offered to idols, and to commit whoring.” (Revelation 2:14)
What exactly was the stumbling block Balaam offered to King Balak? It was the worship of Baal-Peor!
After Balaam departs from Moab, we see the ramifications of this instruction as Israel joins itself to Baal-Peor.
And Yisra’el dwelt in Shittim, and the people began to whore with the daughters of Mo’ab, and they invited the people to the slaughterings of their mighty ones, and the people ate and bowed down to their mighty ones. Thus Yisra’el was joined to Baal Peor, and the displeasure of Yehovah burned against Yisra’el. (Numbers 25:1-3)
Baal-Peor is a Moabite god who was worshiped with obscene rituals. The name means “Lord of the Opening” from “Baal” meaning owner/husband and “Peor” coming from pa’ar meaning “open wide.”
10 “I found Yisra’el like grapes in the wilderness. I saw your fathers as the first-fruits on the fig tree in its beginning. They themselves have gone to Baal Peor, and separated themselves to shame, and became as abominable as that which they loved.” (Hosea 9:10)
The worship of Baal-Peor IS an abomination.
Notice that those who join themselves to BaalPeor also “become” an abomination before Yehovah.
Another name for Baal-Peor is Belphegor, who was depicted either as a beautiful naked woman or a bearded demon with open mouth, horns, and sharply pointed nails (the open mouth being an indicator of the sexual rites used to worship him). St. Jerome reported that statues of Baal-Peor he encountered in Syria depicted the god with a phallus in his mouth.
The worship of Baal-Peor is the worship of the “god of holes.” It is the sexual act of either anal or oral sex. Any hole will do, whether it be the mouth or the anus of a man, woman or child— just so long as the man is gratified sexually.
In condemnation of those who abused Israel in the Last Days, Yehovah declares through the prophet Joel:
3 “And they have cast lots for My people, and have given a young man for a whore, and sold a girl for wine, and drank it.” (Joel 3:3)
Young boys and young girls are used for anal or oral sex. This can be nothing else other than the worship of Baal-Peor.
Now in these, the Last Days of this age, what do we see all around us? We see the promotion of L.G.B.T. rights around the world and the unnatural relationships between men and men as well as women and women being legalized. But most disturbingly of all, the pedophilic act against children is all being legalized in many countries around the world.
Just like Israel, a few years before they were to enter the Promised Land, when they fell for the Moabite and Midianite women, being initiated into the worship of the “god of holes,” and were led astray from the purity that had kept them safe before that time, modern day Israel and nations of Israeli heritage such as the U.S., the British Commonwealth—now known as the Commonwealth of Nations, etc., have also taken up the L.G.B.T. “Human Rights” cause.
There is now TV viewing of every kind imaginable featuring sexual innuendo and explicit, elicit sexual content. Comedy shows making light of both anal and oral sex as well as the “gay” lifestyle causing it to be more and more readily acceptable.
To get higher ratings, each show has to become raunchier than the one that went before it.
Musicians and actors are expected to engage in this kind of depravity on TV in our society to ensure higher ratings. All porn is depicted as anal and oral sex scenes making it part of the normal lovemaking. What are you watching and what are you being attracted to?
Amsterdam is the undisputed sex capital of Europe. Holland is the Tribe of Zebulon— one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Amsterdam is also one the best places to be gay, as is Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Toronto, Sydney, Barcelona, Paris, London and Tel Aviv—all of which are heavily populated with people who are descendants of Israelite nations.
Just as the inhabitants of the land of Israel suffered as a result of a severe pestilence that claimed 24,000, the scattered nations of Israel today are about to suffer from similar plagues. As many of you know, I have been warning you of the 4th Curse coming in the 4th Sabbatical Cycle. It is the Curse of War which begins in 2017 C.E. and persists for seven years before coming to an end in 2023 C.E. Read again what this verse also has to say about the diseases that will be accompanying it:
23 “And if you are not instructed by Me by these, but walk contrary to Me, 24 then I also shall walk contrary to you, and I Myself shall smite you seven times for your sins. 25 And I shall bring against you a sword executing the vengeance of My covenant, and you shall gather together in your cities, and I shall send pestilence among you, and you shall be given into the hand of the enemy. 26 When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back to you your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.” (Leviticus 26:23-26)
Having posted this article4 on Baal-Peor on my website, I am asked many times if sodomy and oral sex in the context of being married is sin?
The answer is, YES it is a sin—even in the context of marriage. There are several reasons why.
Sodomy is generally anal sex, oral sex or sexual activity between a person and a non-human animal (bestiality), but may also include any non-procreativesexual activity. Originally, the term sodomy was primarily restricted to anal sex, and is derived from the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Chapters 18 and 19 of the Book of Genesis in the Bible. Sodomy laws in many countries criminalized not only these behaviors, but other disfavored sexual activities as well. In the Western world, however, many of these laws have been overturned or are not routinely enforced. Sodomy is a sin. Similar to the meaning of Be’or (Balaam’s father), the Hebrew word for Sodom literally means “burning.” Sodomy is defined as “anal or oral copulation with a member of the opposite sex; copulation with a member of the same sex; or bestiality.” The act is considered sodomy even when it pertains to the opposite sex. Heterosexuals who participate in this act are sodomites by the very definition of the word. It wouldn’t take long in reviewing the Scriptures to understand how God feels about sodomy. The Bible is not silent on this topic.
It is idolatry. The word “sodomite” in the Old Testament is the word “qadesh” which means “male temple prostitute.” The female counterpart to that (the word “qe’deshah”) is often translated as “harlot” or “whore.” Some say that God only disapproved of this act as it related to temple prostitution. Yet, the act itself, by its very nature, is an act of idolatry no matter who performs it. One does not have to be a temple whore of Baal for the act to be sinful. On the contrary, one becomes a temple whore of Baal simply by giving oneself over to performing an act or engaging in any kind of ritual that is Baal inspired. Holding true to the definition of the word sodomy, these temple prostitutes would perform homosexual acts on anyone, regardless of gender. The act itself was the means by which the participants were joined to or became one with Baal. The act itself was the means of worship by which Baal was sought to cross over and indwell the participants. The marriage bed should be kept in honor (Hebrews 13:4).
Some assert that there is an “anything goes” mentality to intimacy in marriage because “the marriage bed is undefiled.” However the Bible prefaces that text by saying that marriage is first, honorable. The text also states that fornication and adultery defiles the marriage bed. The word for fornication is the Greek word porneia, which means illicit sexual intercourse. So, sex acts that God deems as illicit are not acceptable just because they are practiced well within the confines of a marriage. These acts defile the marriage bed, which should be held in honor.
The question then becomes: are acts of sodomy illicit?
God only gives us GOOD gifts (James 1:17). God does not give us gifts that would cause us harm. Therefore, we can look at the function, purpose, and design of certain acts to determine whether or not these would be considered natural in God’s eyes. If a sexual act is ordained by God (i.e. it is natural), then it would have certain inherent protections for the participants in the act.
Design: The woman and man are given sexual organs that physically correlate to and fit each other. They are designed to meet and come together naturally, without forced manipulation.
Protection: God built in special protection within the human body for this kind of interaction. The lining of the uterus is specially designed to prevent the semen from entering into the bloodstream of the woman, just to give an example. God does not provide the same protection for acts of sodomy. These acts can disrupt normal bodily functions and cause damage to bodily systems. There is also an element of danger involved in the act of oral sex performed on women that can lead to death. It is not a protected act (in terms of the body’s design) the way that sexual intercourse is.
Union: Man and woman being joined together sexually and becoming “one flesh” occurs only during sexual intercourse.
Procreation: Children can only result after sexual intercourse. We can see by its design, function, and purpose that sexual intercourse between a man and woman is a natural use of sex. All of these elements work together to provide a safe, enjoyable, and purposeful interaction. The same cannot be said for acts of sodomy.
It is uncleanness. Apart from the physical uncleanness of the act, there is also a spiritual component. Romans, Chapter 1 describes man’s degradation into becoming reprobate. Man doesn’t just wake up one-day reprobate, but there are a series of steps man takes further and further into sin. The sin immediately preceding homosexuality is men and women dishonoring their bodies between themselves with uncleanness. The word for dishonor in that text is a derivative of the word honorable in the Hebrews 13:4 passage about marriage. This refers to all heterosexual sexual sin, which includes oral and anal copulation, as well as bestiality, etc.
It is an “unnatural use.” Romans 1:26 states, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.” The word “use” is the Greek word “chre’sis” which refers to use of the sexual parts of the woman. Note that there is a “natural” use and an “unnatural” use. What the women were doing with each other sexually was an unnatural use of that part of their bodies.
Similarly, we are told in Romans 1:27 that the acts performed between the men were likewise unnatural. “And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.”
Romans 1:26-27 therefore not only condemns the affections that draw men and women to the same gender (vile affections), it also condemns the acts they performed as a result of these desires (against nature).
It programs the mind to be asexual. The act itself is not gender-specific. In an attempt to validate homosexuality as a norm, Jamake Highwater’s book, The Mythology of Transgression: Homosexuality as Metaphor, states how the masculine and feminine depiction of Baal-Peor represents a bi-gender nature. He goes on to say, “during the worship of Baal-Peor, priests dressed as women and priestesses dressed as men.” The transgender cross-dressing is entirely consistent with the asexual nature of the act. Since it can be performed by anyone who has a mouth, gender becomes irrelevant. It is an intentional blurring of the sexes. That makes participation in this act a critical step for Satan to use in preparing man’s mind for the acceptance of homosexuality.
The Moabite and Midianite women performed both oral and anal sex upon the Israelites, which was and is, even today, the worship of Baal-Peor. Satan was able to lead the entire nation of Israel into sin just before they were to enter into the Land of Milk and Honey. He is doing the exact same thing now in these Last Days. Are you part of the problem or part of the solution?
As the time quickly encroaches when we will, once again, be returning to the land of Israel, there can be no mistaking how Satan has thrown the Doctrine of Balaam at us yet again without the majority of us even so much as realizing it.
James Dobson maintains that 80% of all the men in all churches are involved in sexual pornography to some degree.6 Some are extreme and some are mild in their level of involvement. Some view porn online, whereas others prefer the kind found in magazines, on TV or on videos. It is so easy to get porn today. Sexual advertising is all around us all the time. A recent study has revealed that 80% of the men in your own church or synagogue are, more than likely, into sexual pornography. Think about it.
Again, read what was said by the Apostle Peter, only now with a better understanding of what he was actually getting at. He was referring especially to those worshiping Baal-Peor.
10 “… and most of all those walking after the flesh in filthy lust and despising authority— bold, headstrong, speaking evil of esteemed ones, 11 whereas messengers who are greater in strength and power do not bring a slanderous accusation against them before the Master. 12 But these, like natural unreasoning beasts, having been born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheme that which they do not know, shall be destroyed in their destruction, 13 being about to receive the wages of unrighteousness, deeming indulgence in the day of pleasure, spots and blemishes, reveling in their own deceptions while they feast with you, 14 having eyes filled with an adulteress, and unable to cease from sin, enticing unstable beings, having a heart trained in greed, children of a curse, 15 having left the right way they went astray, having followed the way of Bilaam the son of Be’or, who loved the wages of unrighteousness, 16 but he was rebuked for his transgression: a dumb donkey speaking with the voice of a man restrained the madness of the prophet.” (2 Peter 2:10-16)
17 “These are fountains without water, clouds driven by a storm, to whom the blackest darkness is kept forever. 18 For speaking arrogant nonsense, they entice—through the lusts of the flesh, through indecencies—the ones who have indeed escaped from those living in delusion, 19 promising them freedom, though themselves being slaves of corruption—for one is a slave to whatever overcomes him. 20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of the Master and Saviour Yeshua Messiah, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the first. 21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the set-apart command1 delivered unto them.” [Footnote: 1The singular “command” often means “commands”—see 1 Timothy 6:14, Deuteronomy 17:20, Psalm 19:8] 22 “For them the proverb has proved true, ‘A dog returns to his own vomit,’ and, ‘A washed sow returns to her rolling in the mud.’” (2 Peter 2:17-22)
Sexual immorality is spiritual harlotry and spiritual idolatry also. This is the doctrine of Balaam: illicit sex and greed or lust and coveting.
Our sins drive Yehovah away from us. Consider in earnest what it will take on our part for Him to return to us. I don’t know about you, but I find this to be terrifying. For when His face is turned toward us, He is for us and not against us, but when He returns to His abode, His face is turned away from us and He is against us and no longer for us.
15 “I shall go, I shall return to My place, until they confess their guilt and seek My face, in their distress diligently search for Me.” (Hosea 5:15)
I will goH1980 and returnH7725 toH413 my place,H4725 ‘tilH5704 & H834 they acknowledge their offense,H816 and seekH1245 my face:H6440 in their afflictionH6862 they will seek me early.H7836 (Hosea 5:15)
H6862 tsar tsa’r tsar, tsawr
From H6887; narrow; (as a noun) a tight place (usually figuratively, that is, trouble); also a pebble (as in H6864); (transitively) an opponent (as crowding): –adversary, afflicted (-tion), anguish, close, distress, enemy, flint, foe, narrow, small, sorrow, strait, tribulation, trouble.
H6887 – tsa’rar tsaw-rar’
A primitive root; to cramp, literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively: –adversary, (be in) afflict (-ion), besiege, bind (up), (be in, bring) distress, enemy, narrower, oppress, pangs, shut up, be in a strait (trouble), vex.
Yehovah is telling us that the same type of affliction that occurred with Dinah and Tamar is going to happen to all of Israel. It is only when we are in the middle of being raped as a nation, which will be thrust upon us, will we then seek Yehovah. Only then when we are abjectly afflicted and humbled beyond all recompense will we finally and at long last seek Him.
You only need to watch the nightly news and see how ISIS is slaughtering all men and taking the women and all the possessions from the Christian community as booty. The women and children are then turned into sex slaves. It has already begun.
I have shown you the Sabbatical Cycle in points #3, #4 and #5 (of this concluding chapter) when Israel is going to be afflicted. The ruling empire at that time will have Satan’s power and authority and will force itself upon us, raping us both materially and physically. The king of the South’s kingdom is Islam and extends across the Middle East and Africa. The king of the North’s kingdom is Assyria (known as Germany today) and when they join forces, as Daniel warns us they will, they will institute and unleash the very same tenets ISIS is already demonstrating on other religions of Syria and Iraq, but namely upon the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
This begins in 2020 C.E.—just a few years from now.
The Holy Days reveal to us another important point we should be aware of. The Feast of Trumpets begins or is represented by the year 2024 C.E. This is the beginning of the 5th Curse of Captivity, which like the Curse of War, also endures for seven years, from 2024 C.E. to 2030 C.E. This is the period when all Twelve Tribes of Israel are then brought back to the land of Israel from their captivity.
It is during this captivity that all of Israel is humbled to the point of death. They are greatly decimated by this time and in great affliction. Again, take note of this word afflict.
The end of these ten years comes in 2033 C.E. (2024-2033 is ten years). It is the same as the Ten Days of Awe that we keep in the fall during the Holy Day season. From the Feast of Trumpets to the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur that represents the locking away of Satan, are these Ten Days of Awe.
Going back to the story of Dinah, we read what Levi and Simeon do to rectify the sin against Dinah.
24 And all who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and Shekem his son; every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city. 25 And it came to be on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of the sons of Ya’aqob, Shimon and Lewi, Dinah’s brothers, each took his sword and came boldly upon the city and killed all the males. 26 And they killed Hamor and Shekem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah from Shekem’s house, and went out. 27 The sons of Ya’aqob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister. 28 They took their flocks and their herds, and their donkeys, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field, 29 and all their wealth. And all their little ones and their wives they took captive, and they plundered all that was in the houses. (Genesis 34:24-29)
30 And Ya’aqob said to Shimon and Lewi, “You have troubled me by making me a stench among the inhabitants of the land, among the Kenaanites and the Perizzites. And I am few in number, they shall gather themselves against me and shall smite me, and I shall be destroyed, my household and I.” 31 But they said, “Should he treat our sister like a whore?” (Genesis )34:30-31
Levi and Simeon kill Shechem and Hamor. Levi is the father of Kohath, the father of Amran, the father of Moses and Aaron. Aaron is the father of Eleazar who was the father of Phineas who later stopped the plague of Moabite women. Phineas took action just as Levi and Simeon did.
The Aaronic line is the line from which all High Priests hail from. Now consider the events on the Day of Atonement:
26 And Yehovah spoke to Mosheh, saying, 27 “On the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a set-apart gathering for you. And you shall afflict your beings, and shall bring an offering made by fire to Yehovah. 28 And you do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before Yehovah your Elohim. 29 For any being who is not afflicted on that same day, he shall be cut off from his people. 30 And any being who does any work on that same day, that being I shall destroy from the midst of his people. 31You do no work—a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your beings. On the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you observe your Sabbath.” (Leviticus 23:26-32)
At the end of these Ten Days of Awe is the Day of Atonement. It is on this day that Satan is taken out of the camp. It is upon the Azazel Goat that all the sins of Israel are placed and then a strong man is to come and lead it away from the camp. And even here, at this juncture, Satan has deceived us again by claiming to be the scapegoat. That is, the one who is blamed, but is not guilty. Satan, without a doubt, is most assuredly guilty.
When you read the procedures in Leviticus 16, you will do well to compare them to the revelation found in Revelation 20.
1 And I saw a messenger coming down from the heaven, having the key to the pit of the deep and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he seized the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, 3 and he threw him into the pit of the deep, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should lead the nations no more astray until the thousand years were ended. And after that he has to be released for a little while. (Revelation 20:1-3)
Pay attention to this teaching on this Day of Atonement and consider what is being said and what is happening around us. We are to afflict our souls. We are to be so humbled that we earnestly seek Yehovah’s mercy for our sins and His provision. Just as Dinah was raped and humbled by Shechem, and just as Tamar was raped and humbled by Amnon, so is Satan going to rape Israel and humble all Twelve Tribes who are now nations in these Last Days.
Satan, like Hamor, who was an ass of a man and burned with lust – even as those of Sodom burned with lust – offers free, unsolicited advice in the same form, as does the United Nations today. Just as we near the end of the 120th Jubilee Cycle, we find ourselves in a Covenant Made With Many on June 5th-16th, 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden—a Covenant that was originally suggested by the U.N. and is now accepted as law by 193 nations out of 196.
This Covenant, made with 193 nations, is causing the Israelite nations to allow immoral sexual activity in the form of the worship of Baal-Peor, but disguised under the Human Rights law as L.G.B.T. rights, which is against the Torah. The powers that are behind this environmental movement and Human Rights law are now worshiping, and having us worship Mother Earth and/or Mother Nature and every sexual abomination imaginable, including the worship of BaalPeor. Balaam’s curse was to get Israel to sin so that Yehovah Himself would punish them. History is now repeating itself as our societies embrace the L.G.B.T. parades around the world and now treat those who practice Baal-Peor worship as just an alternative lifestyle and nothing more—the worst part being, it is even being taught to kindergarten children as such.
Daniel 9:27 says this: The Covenant Made With Many or the Covenant Made With Death would last one week or one “shabua”—a forty-nine year period of time.
18 And your covenant with death shall be wiped out, and your vision with hell shall not stand; when the overwhelming rod shall pass through, then you shall be beaten down by it. 19 From the time that it goes out it shall take you; for morning by morning it shall pass over, by day and by night; and it shall be only a terror to understand the message. (Isaiah 28:18-19)
After the Feast of Pentecost in 1972, on June 16th, this Covenant was made with many and signed by 113 of a possible 196 nations and many N.G.O.’s. Forty-nine years later brings us to Pentecost 2020 C.E. As of this writing, in 2014 C.E.,193 of the 196 world’s nations are now signed on to this Covenant! At the end of 2016, the end of President Obama’s presidency, he signed the USA on to this agreement. It is known as the Paris Treaty and supposedly addresses Climate Change. President Trump then withdrew the USA from this treaty.
Daniel 9:27 says that the saints will be cut off in the middle of this final 70th week, which is the 120th Jubilee Cycle of this, the 6th Millennial Day. The middle of this 120th Jubilee Cycle is 2020 C.E.
Yehovah is going to send His armies to destroy the twelve nations of Israel just as Balaam said He would once they began to sin with Baal-Peor. We are about to be so afflicted and so humbled words cannot begin to describe what is about to come.