I have been hearing lately about the Noahide Laws and about those who are keeping them. I have also recently heard about the Sanhedrin invited the 70 Nations to A Noahide Conference in Jerusalem Sept 26, 2019, and where they sacrificed a Goat and burnt it on an altar Thursday, Sept 26, 2019.
I want to look at this subject this week. I want to examine it in light of the scriptures and learn if we are to do these 7 laws or not. Or is this just the newest wave of religion that seeks to control another generation of mankind under its form of a religious yoke.
There have been annual conferences of Noahides in Jerusalem in 2016, 2017, 2018 and this year in 2019.
Let us first do some history to learn when this began and I am now going to quote Wikipedia. In my research, I see the 7 laws are worded differently depending on which group is stating them. This is different from the Ten Commandments which are universally known and stated the same everywhere.
Seven Laws of Noah
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The rainbow is the unofficial symbol of Noahidism, recalling the Genesis flood narrative in which a rainbow appears to Noah after the Great Flood, indicating that God would not flood the planet and destroy all life again.
The Seven Laws of Noah (Hebrew: ??? ????? ??? ?? Sheva Mitzvot B’nei Noach), also referred to as the Noahide Laws or the Noachide Laws (from the Hebrew pronunciation of “Noah”), are a set of imperatives which, according to the Talmud, were given by God as a binding set of laws for the “children of Noah” – that is, all of humanity.
According to Jewish tradition, non-Jews who adhere to these laws because they were given by Moses are said to be followers of Noahidism and regarded as righteous gentiles, who are assured of a place in Olam Haba (???? ???, the world to come), the final reward of the righteous.
The Seven Laws of Noah include prohibitions against worshipping idols, cursing God, murder, adultery and sexual immorality, theft, eating flesh torn from a living animal, as well as the obligation to establish courts of justice.
The Seven Laws
The seven Noahide laws as traditionally enumerated are the following:
Not to worship idols.
Not to curse God.
To establish courts of justice.
Not to commit murder.
Not to commit adultery, bestiality, or sexual immorality.
Not to steal.
Not to eat flesh torn from a living animal.
According to the Talmud, the rabbis agree that the seven laws were given to the sons of Noah. However, they disagree on precisely which laws were given to Adam and Eve. Six of the seven laws are exegetically derived from passages in Genesis, with the seventh being the establishing of courts.
The earliest complete rabbinic version of the seven laws can be found in the Tosefta:
Seven commandments were commanded of the sons of Noah:concerning adjudication (dinim)
concerning idolatry (avodah zarah)
concerning blasphemy (qilelat ha-shem)
concerning sexual immorality (gilui arayot)
concerning blood-shed (shefikhut damim)
concerning robbery (ha-gezel)
concerning a limb torn from a living animal (eber min ha-hayy)
According to the Genesis flood narrative, a deluge covered the whole world, killing every surface-dwelling creature except Noah, his wife, his sons and their wives, and the animals taken aboard Noah’s Ark. According to this, all modern humans are descendants of Noah, thus the name Noahide Laws is referred to the laws that apply to all of humanity. After the flood, God sealed a covenant with Noah with the following admonitions (Genesis 9):
Flesh of a living animal: “However, flesh with its life-blood [in it], you shall not eat.” (9:4)
Murder and courts: “Furthermore, I will demand your blood, for [the taking of] your lives, I shall demand it [even] from any wild animal. From man too, I will demand of each person’s brother the blood of man. He who spills the blood of man, by man his blood shall be spilt; for in the image of God He made man.” (9:5–6)
The Book of Jubilees, generally dated to the 2nd century BCE, may include an early reference to Noahide Law at verses 7:20–28:
Book of Jubilees
And in the twenty-eighth jubilee Noah began to enjoin upon his sons’ sons the ordinances and commandments, and all the judgments that he knew, and he exhorted his sons to observe righteousness, and to cover the shame of their flesh, and to bless their Creator, and honour father and mother, and love their neighbour, and guard their souls from fornication and uncleanness and all iniquity. For owing to these three things came the flood upon the earth … For whoso sheddeth man’s blood, and whoso eateth the blood of any flesh, shall all be destroyed from the earth.
Main articles: Council of Jerusalem and Acts 15
The Jewish Encyclopedia article on Saul of Tarsus states:
According to Acts, Paul began working along the traditional Jewish line of proselytizing in the various synagogues where the proselytes of the gate [e.g., Exodus 20:9] and the Jews met; and only because he failed to win the Jews to his views, encountering strong opposition and persecution from them, did he turn to the Gentile world after he had agreed at a convention with the apostles at Jerusalem to admit the Gentiles into the Church only as proselytes of the gate, that is, after their acceptance of the Noachian laws (Acts 15:1–31)”.
The article “New Testament” states:
For great as was the success of Barnabas and Paul in the heathen world, the authorities in Jerusalem insisted upon circumcision as the condition of admission of members into the church, until, on the initiative of Peter, and of James, the head of the Jerusalem church, it was agreed that acceptance of the Noachian Laws—namely, regarding avoidance of idolatry, fornication, and the eating of flesh cut from a living animal—should be demanded of the heathen desirous of entering the Church.
David Novak presents a range of theories regarding the origin of the Noachide laws, including the Bible, Hittite law, the Maccabean period, and the Roman period.
According to the Talmud, the Noahide Laws apply to all humanity. In Judaism, ??? ?? B’nei Noah (Hebrew, “Descendants of Noah”, “Children of Noah”) refers to all of humankind. The Talmud also states: “Righteous people of all nations have a share in the world to come”. Any non-Jew who lives according to these laws is regarded as one of “the righteous among the gentiles”.
The rabbis agree that the seven laws were given to the sons of Noah. However, they disagree on precisely which laws were given to Adam and Eve. Six of the seven laws are exegetically derived from passages in Genesis. The Talmud adds extra laws beyond the seven listed in the Tosefta which are attributed to different rabbis, such as the grafting of trees and sorcery among others,:30–31 Ulla going so far as to make a list of 30 laws. The Talmud expands the scope of the seven laws to cover about 100 of the 613 mitzvoth.:18
Main article: Capital and corporal punishment in Judaism
In practice Jewish law makes it very difficult to apply the death penalty. No record exists of a gentile having been put to death for violating the seven laws. Some of the categories of capital punishment recorded in the Talmud are recorded as having never been carried out. It is thought that the rabbis included discussion of them in anticipation of the coming messianic age.
The Talmud lists the punishment for blaspheming the Ineffable Name of God as death. The sons of Noah are to be executed by decapitation for most crimes, considered one of the lightest capital punishments, by stoning if he has intercourse with a Jewish betrothed woman, or by strangulation if the Jewish woman has completed the marriage ceremonies, but had not yet consummated the marriage.In Jewish law the only form of blasphemy which is punishable by death is blaspheming the Ineffable Name (Leviticus 24:16). Some Talmudic rabbis held that only those offences for which a Jew would be executed, are forbidden to gentiles. The Talmudic rabbis discuss which offences and sub-offences are capital offences and which are merely forbidden.
I want to point out to you all that when we call upon the name of Yehovah and pronounce His name, according to the Noahide Laws, we are blaspheming the name of G-d and we are to be punished by death for doing so. Decapitation.
Maimonides states that anyone who does not accept the seven laws is to be executed, as God compelled the world to follow these laws. However, for the other prohibitions such as the grafting of trees and bestiality he holds that the sons of Noah are not to be executed. Maimonides adds a universalism lacking from earlier Jewish sources.:18 The Talmud differs from Maimonides in that it considers the seven laws enforceable by Jewish authorities on non-Jews living within a Jewish nation.:18 Nahmanides disagrees with Maimonides’ reasoning. He limits the obligation of enforcing the seven laws to non-Jewish authorities taking the matter out of Jewish hands. The Tosafot seems to agree with Nahmanides reasoning.:39 According to some opinions, punishment is the same whether the individual transgresses with knowledge of the law or is ignorant of the law.
Various rabbinic sources have different positions on the way the seven laws are to be subdivided in categories. Maimonides’, in his Mishneh Torah, included the grafting of trees. Like the Talmud, he interpreted the prohibition against homicide as including a prohibition against abortion. David ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra, a commentator on Maimonides, expressed surprise that he left out castration and sorcery which were also listed in the Talmud.
The Talmudist Ulla said that here are 30 laws which the sons of Noah took upon themselves. However he only lists three, namely the three that the Gentiles follow: not to create a Ketubah between males, not to sell carrion or human flesh in the market and to respect the Torah. The rest of the laws are not listed. Though the authorities seem to take it for granted that Ulla’s thirty commandments included the original seven, an additional thirty laws is also possible from the reading. Two different lists of the 30 laws exist. Both lists include an additional twenty-three mitzvot which are subdivisions or extensions of the seven laws. One from the 16th-century work Asarah Maamarot by Rabbi Menahem Azariah da Fano and a second from the 10th century Samuel ben Hofni which was recently published from his Judeo-Arabic writings after having been found in the Cairo Geniza. Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Chajes suggests Menahem Azariah of Fano enumerated commandments are not related to the first seven, nor based on Scripture, but instead were passed down by oral tradition.
Ger toshav (resident alien)
Main article: Ger toshav
In earlier times, a Gentile living in the Land of Israel who accepted the Seven Laws in front of a rabbinical court was known as a ger toshav (literally stranger/resident). The regulations regarding Jewish-Gentile relations are modified in the case of a ger toshav.
Historically, some rabbinic opinions consider non-Jews not only not obliged to adhere to all the remaining laws of the Torah, but actually forbidden to observe them.
Noahide law differs radically from Roman law for gentiles (Jus Gentium), if only because the latter was enforceable judicial policy. Rabbinic Judaism has never adjudicated any cases under Noahide law, Jewish scholars disagree about whether Noahide law is a functional part of Halakha (“Jewish law”).
Some modern views hold that penalties are a detail of the Noahide Laws and that Noahides themselves must determine the details of their own laws for themselves. According to this school of thought – see N. Rakover, Law and the Noahides (1998); M. Dallen, The Rainbow Covenant (2003) – the Noahide Laws offer mankind a set of absolute values and a framework for righteousness and justice, while the detailed laws that are currently on the books of the world’s states and nations are presumptively valid.
In recent years, the term “Noahide” has come to refer to non-Jews who strive to live in accord with the seven Noahide Laws; the terms “observant Noahide” or “Torah-centered Noahides” would be more precise but these are infrequently used. Support for the use of “Noahide” in this sense can be found with the Ritva, who uses the term Son of Noah to refer to a Gentile who keeps the seven laws, but is not a Ger Toshav. The rainbow, referring to the Noahide or First Covenant (Genesis 9), is the symbol of many organized Noahide groups, following Genesis 9:12–17.
To various modern theologians the Noahide laws represent the inclusive nature of Judaism because they affirm the equality of Jews and non-Jews. To other intellectuals these seven laws represent natural law which are accessible to all through intellect and do not require revelation. According to Robert Eisen the second stream of thought ignores how a non-Jew could access these laws without the Jewish revelations. To Eisen, these set of laws impose a Jewish understanding of morality upon non-Jews. To Eisen, the Noahide laws represent more of a barrier between Jews and non-Jews, because non-Jews are forbidden to observe Jewish laws.
The Jewish scholar Maimonides (12th century) held that Gentiles may have a part in the world to come just by observing Noahide law and accepting it as given by Moses. Such children of Noah become the status of Chasidei Umot HaOlam—Pious People of the World, and are different from children of Noah who only keep the seven laws out of moral/ethical reasoning alone. He writes in his book of laws:”
Anyone who accepts upon himself and carefully observes the Seven Commandments is of the Righteous of the Nations of the World and has a portion in the World to Come. This is as long as he accepts and performs them because (he truly believes that) it was the Holy One, Blessed Be He, Who commanded them in the Torah, and that it was through Moses our Teacher we were informed that the Sons of Noah had already been commanded to observe them. But if he observes them because he convinced himself, then he is not considered a Resident Convert and is not of the Righteous of the Nations of the World, but merely one of their wise.
Some later editions of the Mishneh Torah differ by one letter and read “Nor one of their wise men.” The later reading is narrower. Spinoza read Maimonides as using nor and accused him of being narrow and particularistic. Other philosophers such as Hermann Cohen and Moses Mendelssohn have used more inclusive interpretations of the passage by Maimonides.
In either reading, Maimonides appears to exclude philosophical Noahides from being Righteous Gentiles. Thus Maimonides emphasizes that a truly Righteous Gentile follows the seven laws because they are divinely revealed and thus are followed out of obedience to God. According to Steven Schwarzschild, this position has its source in Maimonides’ adoption of Aristotle’s skeptical attitude towards the ability of reason to arrive at moral truths, and “many of the most outstanding spokesmen of Judaism themselves dissented sharply from” this position, which is “individual and certainly somewhat eccentric” in comparison to other Jewish thinkers. Authorities who condition non-Jews’ World to Come on their actions, without mentioning Maimonides’ further condition, include Judah haNasi, Menachem Meiri, Joseph Albo, and Israel Lipschitz.
James the Just, whose judgment was adopted in the Apostolic Decree of Acts 15:20: “but we should write to them [Gentiles] to abstain only from things polluted by idols and from fornication and from whatever has been strangled and from blood.” (NRSV)
See also: Dual-covenant theology and Paul the Apostle and Judaism
The Apostolic Decree recorded in Acts 15 is commonly seen as a parallel to Noahide Law; however, some modern scholars dispute the connection between Acts 15 and Noahide Law, the content of Noahide Law, the historical reliability of the Acts of the Apostles, and the nature of biblical law in Christianity. The Apostolic Decree is still observed by Eastern Orthodoxy and includes some food restrictions.
The 18th-century rabbi Jacob Emden proposed that Jesus, and Paul after him, intended to convert the gentiles to the Noahide laws while calling on the Jews to keep the full Law of Moses.
I want you all to now go and read your own bible and read Acts 15 and get the whole story. Let me share the MKJV here with you and I want you to read the very last verse and understand. That they were to do these things as a minimal sign for joining the assembly and then when they came to synagogue each week they would learn more of the laws of Moses as they are taught each week.
Act 15:5 But some of those from the sect of the Pharisees, having believed, rose up, saying, It was necessary to circumcise them and to command them to keep the Law of Moses.
Act 15:6 And the apostles and elders were assembled to see about this matter.
Act 15:7 And after much disputing, Peter rose up and said to them, Men, brothers, you recognize that from ancient days God chose among us that through my mouth the nations should hear the Word of the gospel, and believe.
Act 15:8 And God, who knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit even as to us.
Act 15:9 And He put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Act 15:10 Now therefore why do you tempt God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples, a yoke which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Act 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, according to which manner they also believed.
Act 15:12 And all the multitude kept silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul declaring what miracles and wonders God had worked among the nations through them.
Act 15:13 And after they were silent, James answered, saying, Men, brothers, listen to me.
Act 15:14 Even as Simon has declared how God at the first visited the nations to take out of them a people for His name.
Act 15:15 And the words of the Prophets agree to this; as it is written,
Act 15:16 “After this I will return and will build again the tabernacle of David which has fallen down; and I will build again its ruins, and I will set it up,
Act 15:17 so those men who are left might seek after the Lord, and all the nations on whom My name has been called, says the Lord, who does all these things.”
Act 15:18 All His works are known to God from eternity.
Act 15:19 Therefore my judgment is that we do not trouble those who have turned to God from among the nations,
Act 15:20 but that we write to them that they should abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and fromthings strangled, and from blood.
Act 15:21 For Moses from ages past has those in every city proclaiming him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Maimonides stated that God commanded Moses to compel the world to accept these seven commandments. In 1983 Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson urged his followers to actively engage in activities to inform non-Jews about these seven commandments, which had not been done in previous generations.
Sefer Sheva Mitzvot Hashem
After Rabbi Schneerson started his Noahide Campaign in the 1980s, a codification of the exact obligations of the Gentiles in the spirit of the classical Shulchan Aruch was needed. In 2005, Rabbi Moshe Weiner of Jerusalem accepted to produce an in-depth codification of the Noahide precepts. The work is called Sefer Sheva Mitzvot HaShem, (The Book of Seven Divine Commandments) published 2008/2009. As it was approved by both of the then presiding chief rabbis of Israel (Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar and Rabbi Yonah Metzger) as well as by other Hasidic and non-Hasidic halachic authorities, it can claim an authoritative character and is referred as a Shulchan Aruch for Gentiles at many places.
In 1987 President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation speaking of “the historical tradition of ethical values and principles, which have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws, transmitted through God to Moses on Mount Sinai”, and in 1991, Congress stated in the preamble to the 1991 bill that established Education Day in honor of the birthday of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the leader of the Chabad movement:
Whereas Congress recognizes the historical tradition of ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded; Whereas these ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws […]
In January 2004, Sheikh Mowafak Tarif, the spiritual leader of Israeli Druze, signed a declaration, which called on non-Jews living in Israel to observe the Noahide Laws. He was joined by the mayor of Shefa-‘Amr.
You should now understand that the Chabad movement are the current sect that is pushing the Noahide laws which were started by Rabbi Schneerson in 1983. But what does the Bible say about the Noahide Laws? Nothing! Actually, the Bible and the Torah contradict what these groups are trying to prescribe.
Lets now read the Torah and not rely on my views for this. You who are to judge angels must be able to judge this as well.
Exo 12:47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
Exo 12:48 And when a stranger shall stay with you, and desires to keep the Passover to Jehovah, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it. And he shall be as one that is born in the land. And no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.
Exo 12:49 There shall be one law to the native, and to the visitor that stays among you.
Lev 24:22 One judgment shall be for you whether an alien or a native; for I am Jehovah your God.
Num 9:14 And if a stranger shall live among you, and prepares the Passover to Jehovah, he shall do according to the ordinance of the Passover, and according to its ordinance. You shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger and for him that was born in the land.
Num 15:14 And if a stranger stays with you, or whoever is among you in your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire of a sweet savor to Jehovah; as you do, so he shall do.
Num 15:15 One ordinance for you of the congregation and also for the stranger that resides with you, an ordinance forever in your generations. As you are, so the stranger shall be before Jehovah.
Num 15:16 One law and one way shall be for you and for the stranger that lives with you.
Num 15:27 And if one soul sins through ignorance, then he shall bring a female goat of the first year for a sin offering.
Num 15:28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul, when he sins through error before Jehovah, to make an atonement for him. And it shall be forgiven him.
Num 15:29 And you shall have one law for him who acts through ignorance; for him that is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien that resides among them.
Num 15:30 But the soul who acts with a high hand, whether of the native or of the alien, the same blasphemes Jehovah. And that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Num 15:31 Because he has despised the Word of Jehovah and has broken His commandment, that soul shall be utterly cut off. His iniquity shall be upon him.
I do not know about you. But when I read these scriptures they are telling me there is one law for ISrael and the same law for the rest of the world. There is not one law for the Jews and another law for the Goy. But in Israel today there are two llegal systems in effect. One that places the Jews above the rest of the world. We will talk about this in a moment.
So I have a question for you. Why did Ruth not keep the Noachide laws? Why did she say to Naomi the following;
Rth 1:16 And Ruth said, Do not beg me to leave you, to return from following after you. For where you go, I will go. Where you stay, I will stay. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.
Rth 1:17 Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May Jehovah do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me.
She did not say she would keep just 7 of the laws. No Ruth said she would be as an Israelite and keep the laws of Yehovah.
Something else that was put on you and you may not have realized it. These are not Jewish laws. They never were. They are Yehovah’s laws for His Kingdom. Judah has been preserving these laws for the past 3000 years but they are not Jewish. They are the laws for all of Mankind from every nation.Noahides Sacrifice a Goat on Mount of Olives
Breaking Israel News posted this article with videos on Thursday, Sept 26, 2019. Please read it and watch the videos.
On one of the many trips I have had the pleasure and great blessings to do, I did a joint Tour with Avi Ben Mordechai. And he had us booked in an orthodox Hotel during Sukkot. He wanted us to meet and be with the Orthodox Jews at this time and for them to see us. By us, I mean those Goy (Gentiles from the Nations) who were keeping Torah, the Sabbath, and the Feasts. This was in 2011 and 2012.
On the High Holy Days, the restaurants would have staff making the meals and setting them out to be served and then taking away the dirty dishes. the Staff was all made up of Arab Palestinians and foreigners. On the Holy Days in the hotel, I was asked a number of times to push the elevator button for the Jews who would jump in the elevator with me only after I entered. Avi told me what they were doing.
For the Orthodox is was a sin to light a fire on the Sabbath. Pushing a button on an elevator was causing a fire and against their halacha. So they would ask a Goy like me to push it for them. They were not sinning because I was the one who pushed the button. I was the one sinning in their eyes and they just took advantage of it. After a while, I would push not the floor they wanted and then jump out of the elevator on the wrong floor. There was many a time I would push the elevator and have the door open to have a Jewish person suddenly walk out who was waiting to get out but would not push the button themselves.
I mention this so that you can understand and see how they have no qualms about allowing a Goy to commit sin so they can do something they are not supposed to do on the Sabbath.
The Video you have just watch is another example of Jews taking advantage of Goys to do a sacrifice that they are not allowed to do.
In 2008 a certain Rabbi learned about me and sightedmoon.com and the number of subscribers I had on my list at that time. He began to court me and kept meeting with me each time I went to Israel. He also had a number of others that he promised citizenship to if they were to convert to Judaism under his guidance. Come under his authority.
On one of those meetings, I was introduced to a Noachide convert from Tennessee, who was trained specifically to do the sacrifice on the Temple Mount at Passover that year. The Police prevented this from taking place. But he talked to me at length about the Korban offering and why only the Goy could do it at this time. When I rejected the offers for citizenship, which required my removing the sightedmoon website and my belief in Yehshua, I then was attacked over and over by those who were in his circle. I even was threatened with death from them as they prayed for speedy departure from this earth.
It was this same group that would infiltrate and destroy the Feasts we had going on in Israel starting in 2010 and the following years as well as the School that was set up to learn Hebrew in Ariel. And they continue to reach in and intice brethren to join their association. They are now rooted in the Commonwealth of Israel group. The COI. But you had to adhere to the Noachide laws. Since this time I have met those who have done this very thing just so they can become citizens. They sell their soul to be able to have an Israeli passport.
When some posted the video above on facebook I had to speak up. I was so revolted at what they were doing thinking they were doing it to Yehovah. I compare it to a child sitting in a paddock making mud pies from cow dung and eating it, thinking they are doing cakes like Mommy does. It is totally disgusting. And yet these people doing it may be keeping the Sabbath and Holy Days according to the Hebrew Calendar and be able to speak a bit of Hebrew and they think they are righteous.
I wrote the following
It was a farce. Last time I was at the very place they performed this sacrifice the smell of urine and feces was overwhelming. They used charcoal and lots of charcoal lighter. A Bhutan lighter. The wood was from a used skid and there were a number of women and others adding wood and charcoal and walking up to “the most Holy Sacrifice “ to take a picture and selfies. The blood from the goat was collected in a used garbage recycling plastic bin.
A total and complete farce showing utter ignorance of the reverence that ought to be presented to Yehovah. It discussed me.
The fire was not hot enough to consume the goat and only burnt the fur. There was no video of what was done with the ashes. Nor with the holy stones of the altar. Probably pushed over the edge where others can urinate on it later.
I want you all to now consider the events of Lev 10:1
The Death of Nadab and Abihu
Lev 10:1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, and put incense on it, and offered strange fire before Jehovah, which He had not commanded them.
Lev 10:2 And there went out fire from Jehovah and devoured them, and they died before Jehovah.
Lev 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, It is that which Jehovah spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come near me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.
Lev 10:4 And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel, the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, Come near, carry your brothers from before the sanctuary out of the camp.
Lev 10:5 And they came near and carried them in their coats out of the camp, as Moses had said.
Lev 10:6 And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar his sons, Do not uncover your heads nor tear your clothes, lest you die, and lest He be angry on all the people. But let your brothers, the whole of Israel, mourn the burning which Jehovah has kindled.
Lev 10:7 And you shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest you die. For the anointing oil of Jehovah is on you. And they did according to the word of Moses.
Jamison-Fausett Brown says the following;
Lev 10:1-20. Nadab and Abihu burnt.
the sons of Aaron, etc. — If this incident occurred at the solemn period of the consecrating and dedicating the altar, these young men assumed an office which had been committed to Moses; or if it were some time after, it was an encroachment on duties which devolved on their father alone as the high priest. But the offense was of a far more aggravated nature than such a mere informality would imply. It consisted not only in their venturing unauthorized to perform the incense service – the highest and most solemn of the priestly offices – not only in their engaging together in a work which was the duty only of one, but in their presuming to intrude into the holy of holies, to which access was denied to all but the high priest alone. In this respect, “they offered strange fire before the Lord”; they were guilty of a presumptuous and unwarranted intrusion into a sacred office which did not belong to them. But their offense was more aggravated still; for instead of taking the fire which was put into their censers from the brazen altar, they seem to have been content with common fire and thus perpetrated an act which, considering the descent of the miraculous fire they had so recently witnessed and the solemn obligation under which they were laid to make use of that which was specially appropriated to the service of the altars, they betrayed a carelessness, an irreverence, a want of faith, most surprising and lamentable. A precedent of such evil tendency was dangerous, and it was imperatively necessary, therefore, as well for the priests themselves as for the sacred things, that a marked expression of the divine displeasure should be given for doing that which “God commanded them not.”
F.B. Meyere says this about Lev 10:1
A DEED THAT TURNED JOY INTO GRIEF
There was a double blessing. First, Aaron blessed the people when he stood against the altar, Lev 9:22, and afterward, when he came out of the Tabernacle, Lev 9:23. We find here the analogue of the double blessing which our Lord gives His own. When He came from offering His supreme sacrifice on Calvary, which was burned-offering, peace-offering, sin- and trespass-offerings combined, He blessed His own. We are told that as He blessed them He was borne upward to heaven, Luk 24:51; but we expect another blessing from Him, when He shall come forth out of the heavenly Temple and extend His hands in benediction, using perhaps the very words of the ancient benediction. But take care lest you ever introduce strange fire into your worship-i.e., the fire of your own emotions, enthusiasm and excitement. Ponder those mighty words in Lev 10:3. We must not rush carelessly into the divine presence, though by the blood of Jesus we have been made nigh, Eph 2:13.
These two sons of Aaron ate the meal with Yehovah on Mount Sinai when the 70 elders went up with Moses to meet Yehovah.
Exodus 24:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD–you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of Israel’s elders–and you are to worship at a distance.
Exodus 24:9 Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,
Notice what Numbers says about the fire. It was unauthorized.
Numbers 3:4 Nadab and Abihu, however, died in the presence of the LORD when they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD in the Wilderness of Sinai. And since they had no sons, only Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests during the lifetime of their father Aaron.
As you consider the offering made by these foolish people in the video think about what the law says.
Lev 6:8 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
Lev 6:9 Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering. It is the burnt offering for burning on the altar all night to the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.
Lev 6:10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment. And he shall put his linen breeches on his flesh and take up the ashes which the fire has consumed with the burnt offering on the altar. And he shall put them beside the altar.
Lev 6:11 And he shall strip off his garments and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes outside the camp to a clean place.
Lev 6:12 And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it. It shall not be put out. And the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order on it. And he shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings.
Lev 6:13 The fire shall always be burning on the altar. It shall never go out.
In Leviticus 8 we read about Moses lighting a fire to burn offerings in the dedication of Aaron and his sons. In Chapter 9 we read about Aaron making his first offering by fire and once that was done Yehovah then came down and consumed the offering with fire from heaven.
The Lord Accepts Aaron’s Offering
Lev 9:1 And it happened on the eighth day. Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel.
Lev 9:2 And he said to Aaron, Take a young calf for a sin offering, and a ram without blemish for a burnt offering, and offer before Jehovah.
Lev 9:3 And speak to the sons of Israel, saying, Take a kid of the goats for a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb of the first year, all without blemish, for a burnt offering.
Lev 9:4 Also take a young bull and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before Jehovah, and a food offering mixed with oil. For today Jehovah will appear to you.
Lev 9:5 And they brought that which Moses commanded before the tabernacle of the congregation. And all the congregation drew near and stood before Jehovah.
Lev 9:6 And Moses said, This is the thing which Jehovah commanded that you should do. And the glory of Jehovah shall appear to you.
Lev 9:7 And Moses said to Aaron, Go to the altar, and offer your sin offering and your burnt offerings, and make an atonement for yourself and for the people. And offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them, even as Jehovah commanded.
Lev 9:8 Aaron then went to the altar and killed the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.
Lev 9:9 And the sons of Aaron brought the blood to him. And he dipped his finger in the blood and put it on the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the bottom of the altar.
Lev 9:10 But he burned the fat and the kidneys and the lobe above the liver of the sin offering on the altar, even as Jehovah commanded Moses.
Lev 9:11 And he burned the flesh and the hide with fire outside the camp.
Lev 9:12 And he killed the burnt offering. And Aaron’s sons presented to him the blood, which he sprinkled all around on the altar.
Lev 9:13 And they presented the burnt offering to him, with the pieces of it, and the head. And he burned them on the altar.
Lev 9:14 And he washed the inward parts and the legs, and burned them on the burnt offering on the altar.
Lev 9:15 And he brought the people’s offering. And he took the he-goat, the sin offering for the people, and killed it and offered it for sin as the first.
Lev 9:16 And he brought the burnt offering and offered it according to the ordinance.
Lev 9:17 And he brought the food offering and took a handful of it, and burned it on the altar besides the burnt sacrifice of the morning.
Lev 9:18 He also killed the young bull and the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings for the people. And Aaron’s sons presented to him the blood, which he sprinkled on the altar all around.
Lev 9:19 And they brought the fat of the young bull and of the ram, the fat tail, and that which covers the inward parts, and the kidneys, and the lobe above the liver.
Lev 9:20 And they put the fat on the breasts, and he burned the fat on the altar.
Lev 9:21 And the breasts and the right shoulder Aaron waved for a wave offering before Jehovah, as Moses commanded.
Lev 9:22 And Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering the sin offering and the burnt offering and peace offerings.
Lev 9:23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out and blessed the people. And the glory of Jehovah appeared to all the people.
Lev 9:24 And there came a fire out from before Jehovah, and burned up the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. And all the people saw and shouted and fell on their faces.
When David sinned in taking a census of the people Yehovah sent an Angel with his sword drawn against Israel. David saw it and had to act quickly. We read about the results in
David Builds an Altar
1Ch 21:18 And the angel of Jehovah commanded Gad to say to David that David should go up and set up an altar to Jehovah in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
1Ch 21:19 And David went up at the word of Gad which he spoke in the name of Jehovah.
1Ch 21:20 And Ornan turned back and saw the angel. And his four sons with him hid themselves. And Ornan was threshing wheat.
1Ch 21:21 And David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David. And he went out of the threshing-floor and bowed to David with his face to the ground.
1Ch 21:22 Then David said to Ornan, Give me the place of this threshing-floor, so that I may build an altar in it to Jehovah. You shall give it to me for the full price, so that the plague may be stayed from the people.
1Ch 21:23 And Ornan said to David, Take for yourself, and let my lord the king do what is good in his eyes. Lo, I give the oxen for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the wheat for the food offering. I give it all.
1Ch 21:24 And King David said to Ornan, No, but I will truly buy it for the full silver. For I will not take what is yours for Jehovah, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.
1Ch 21:25 And David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.
1Ch 21:26 And David built an altar there to Jehovah, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called on Jehovah. And He answered him from Heaven by fire on the altar of burnt offering.
1Ch 21:27 And Jehovah commanded the angel, and he put up his sword again into its sheath.
1Ch 21:28 At that time, when David saw that Jehovah had answered him in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
1Ch 21:29 For the tabernacle of Jehovah, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of the burnt offering, were at that time in the high place at Gibeon.
1Ch 21:30 But David could not go before it to ask of God, for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of Jehovah.
At the dedication of the Temple, Solomon prayed and fire came down from heaven and consumed his sacrifice. And notice too that just like Aaron who had to be in the tabernacle for 7 days and only on the 8th day was he able to come out and make this offering, so too was Solomons offering on the 8th day of Sukkot.
Fire from Heaven
2Ch 7:1 And when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from Heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices. And the glory of Jehovah filled the house.
2Ch 7:2 And the priests could not enter into the house of Jehovah because the glory of Jehovah had filled Jehovah’s house.
2Ch 7:3 And when all the sons of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of Jehovah on the house, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised Jehovah, saying, For He is good, for His mercy endures forever.
Another one who prayed over his sacrifice was Elijah and fire came down and consumed his offering.
The Prophets of Baal Defeated
1Ki 18:20 And Ahab sent to all the sons of Israel, and gathered the prophets together to mount Carmel.
1Ki 18:21 And Elijah came to all the people and said, How long are you limping over two opinions? If Jehovah is God, follow Him. But if Baal is God, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word.
1Ki 18:22 And Elijah said to the people, I, I alone, remain a prophet of Jehovah. But Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men.
1Ki 18:23 And let them give us two bulls, and let them choose one bull for themselves, and cut it in pieces and lay it on wood. But place no fire. And I will dress the other bull and lay it on wood, and place no fire.
1Ki 18:24 And you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of Jehovah. And it shall be, the god that answers by fire, He is God. And all the people answered and said, The word is good.
1Ki 18:25 And Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, Choose one bull for yourselves, and prepare first, for you are many. And call on the name of your god, but place no fire.
1Ki 18:26 And they took the bull which was given them, and they dressed, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any who answered. And they leaped on the altar which was made.
1Ki 18:27 And it happened at noon Elijah mocked them and said, Cry with a great voice, for he is a god. Either he is meditating, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey; perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened!
1Ki 18:28 And they cried with a loud voice and cut themselves with knives and spears until the blood gushed out on them, as is their way.
1Ki 18:29 And it happened when midday was past, and when they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor anyone who paid attention.
1Ki 18:30 And Elijah said to all the people, Come near to me. And all the people came near him. And he repaired the broken down altar of Jehovah.
1Ki 18:31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the Word of Jehovah came, saying, Israel shall be your name.
1Ki 18:32 And with stones he built an altar in the name of Jehovah. And he made a trench around the altar big enough to contain two measures of seed.
1Ki 18:33 And he arranged the wood, and cut the bull in pieces, and placed it on the wood, and said, Fill four water jars with water and pour on the burnt sacrifice and on the wood.
1Ki 18:34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did itthe second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.
1Ki 18:35 And the water ran all around the altar. And he filled the trench also with water.
1Ki 18:36 And it happened at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet came near and said, Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel, and that I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your Word.
1Ki 18:37 Hear me, O Jehovah, hear me, that this people may know that You are Jehovah God, and that You have turned their heart back again.
1Ki 18:38 And the fire of Jehovah fell and burned up the burnt sacrifice and the wood, and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
1Ki 18:39 And when all the people saw, they fell on their faces. And they said, Jehovah, He is the God! Jehovah, He is the God!
1Ki 18:40 And Elijah said to them, Take the prophets of Baal. Do not let one of them escape. And they took them. And Elijah brought them down to the torrent Kishon and killed them there.
The Burning of the Red Heifer
In August 2019, a Red Heifer was burnt in order to find out how much wood was needed to completely consume it to ashes. This was not the actual Red Heifer sacrifice but it was an experiment. Here is the article about it. I am sharing this article to show you the difference between the proper way to do a sacrifice and make an offering as compared to the pathetic attempt by the Noahide group above using a used wooden skid with iron nails in it, and was also done in an unclean place amongst the dead on the Mount of Olives.
At Sukkot in 2016 and again at Sukkot in 2017 I hosted two tours to see Joshua’s Altar. I have never seen it before and it was such a very special moment for me personally both times. Here are some of the pictures I took of the Altar site.
Below I am sitting beside the ramp that leads up to the sacrificial spot on top.
You can see in the next picture the ramp that leads up to the Altar and the altar itself.
Here is the artist rendition of the altar and what they discovered in the center of the Altar area was another Altar believed to be that of Abraham and Jacob’s.
The round hump in the middle is where all the ashes have collected and piled up. It is about 6 feet deep.
Over the top of this pile of ashes would be placed the Bronze Altar upon which was placed the sacrifice to be burned.
The brazen, or bronze altar was a key element of the tabernacle in the wilderness, a place where the ancient Israelites sacrificed animals to atone for their sins.
Altars had long been used by the patriarchs, including Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The word comes from a Hebrew term meaning “place of slaughter or sacrifice.” Before the Hebrew captivity in Egypt, altars were made of earth or stacked stones. After God rescued the Jews from slavery, he commanded Mosesto build the tabernacle, a portable place where God would live among his people.
When a person entered through the court gate of that tabernacle, the first thing they would see was the brazen altar. It reminded them they were not worthy to approach holy God without first offering a blood sacrifice for their sins.
Here is how God told Moses to make this altar:
“Build an altar of acacia wood, three cubits high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide. Make a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar are of one piece, and overlay the altar with bronze. Make all its utensils of bronze-its pots to remove the ashes, and its shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans. Make a grating for it, a bronze network, and make a bronze ring at each of the four corners of the network. Put it under the ledge of the altar so that it is halfway up the altar. Make poles of acacia wood for the altar and overlay them with bronze. The poles are to be inserted into the rings so they will be on two sides of the altar when it is carried. Make the altar hollow, out of boards. It is to be made just as you were shown on the mountain.” ( Exodus 27:1-8, NIV)
This altar measured seven and a half feet on each side by four and a half feet high. Bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, is often a symbol of God’s righteousnessand judgment in the Bible. During the Hebrews’ desert wanderings, God sent snakes because the people grumbled against God and Moses. The cure for the snake bites was looking at a bronze snake, which Moses had made and fixed to a pole. (Numbers 21:9)
The brazen altar was placed on a mound of earth or stones so it was raised above the rest of the tabernacle ground. It probably had a ramp which the repentant sinner and priest could walk up. On top was a bronze grate, with grates on all four sides. Once the fire was kindled in this altar, God ordered that it should not be allowed to die out (Leviticus 6:13).
The horns on the four corners of the altar represented God’s power. The animal would have been tied to the horns before being sacrificed. Note that this altar and the implements in the courtyard were overlaid with common bronze, but the altar of incense, inside the holy place in the tabernacle tent, was overlaid with precious gold because it was close to God.
Here are the pictures I have from our Tour in 2017 of Joshua’s Altar. Once we got there it began to rain. This was at the end of the Feast that year so this was a huge blessing.
Many were praying for rain and towards Jerusalem when we arrived there.
One of the ladies from the 700 Club Asia who join our tour at the last minute.
Bishop Telesphore was also with us for his first trip to Israel and his first trip to the altar site.
Katherine Inocencio the director of the 700 Club Asia who interviews me in 2015 and 2018 joined our tour. They were looking for a tour to the Altar site. I did not know they were coming until board our bus. It was a huge surprise for both of us. But the blessing she got from this trip and seeing our prayers in action as we were at first turned away and then to pray for the rains to stop while we read about the Altar and then the moment we were finished reading to see the rains come again was miraculous. And then to see the cloud descend upon the mountain so thick you could not see in front of you was again awe-inspiring.
I have shown you these pictures of the Altar Joshua made and of the fire needed to consume the sacrifice in order to show you just how pathetic was the atrocity performed by these Noahide people who are being used by the Chabad group. It is so very sad to see.
Something else to keep in mind
Isa 66:3 He who kills an ox is is as if he killed a man; he who sacrifices a lamb is as if he broke a dog’s neck; he who offers an offering is as if he offered swine’s blood; he who burns incense is as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.
There is one law for the Israelite and one law for the stranger or the Goy. Keep the Torah and do not be led astray by some Jewish person promising you things so that you come under their authority. Build your relationship with Yehovah directly and not through any man no matter how righteous they may seem.
You are to keep all Ten Commandments and not just 7 made up Noahide ones.
Having now completed this News Letter I learned that Rico Cortez also condemned what was done with Righteous Indignation. Sunday I watched his video he put out on Friday the day after. And then I called Rico in spite of our differences on other things, I called him and thanked him personally for standing up for our Fathers Holiness and condemning this for what it was, an ABOMINATION. I tip my hat to Rico. An authority on the Temple Services.