WHO KILLED JESUS?
Much of the Bible requires study to understand the reason and details of certain events that take place in it. For instance, prophecies are linked together throughout the Old and New Testaments which details God’s desires and his actions with his people and the Leaders of Nations throughout time, down to a given time.
The Prophecies about Jesus the Christ/Yeshua Ha Mashiach were fulfilled on a Feast of the Lord’s day, whereas the Israelites and the Jews still celebrate today. These are appointments by God and his calendar (appointments) for his people to celebrate every year. Two of the Feast that involve Jesus’ birth and death are the Feast of Tabernacles (or Sukkot) and Passover. When one studies the Bible, it’s easy to see that Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th. He was conceived on that day but was actually born during the Feast of Tabernacles, also known as Sukkot or Booths, in the month of September – October [ELUL 5775 — TISHREI 5776. Interesting to know that the Greek translation of the word Stable (in the birth story) is “Booth”. Booths were where Jacob kept his animals.
It’s called Tabernacles when the Israelites wandered in the wilderness, and God’s Tabernacle (movable habitat) was in their midst where he abided with them. This was the last time God dwelled with his people; and Jesus was the next time. It is also the feast of Lights and Living Waters, both of which Jesus referred to himself in John 8:12 & John 4:14:
Mat 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Jesus’ Crucifixion was during the time of Passover, although the Roman Catholic church calls it Good Friday, but many Christians today are realizing the feasts and their purpose, and are celebrating the Feast of Passover and the First Fruits, instead of Good Friday and Easter. If you look at the first Passover Story, the death angel passed over the dwellings that had the lamb’s blood from an unblemished lamb smeared across the portal of the home. John the Baptist when he saw Jesus approaching the river where John was baptizing people, replied:
Joh 1:28-33 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. (29) The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (30) This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. (31) And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. (32) And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. (33) And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
John was referring to the Pascal Lamb of the Feast of Passover, which was a type and shadow of Jesus’ sacrifice to come. God also made a type and shadow of the Sacrifice of His Son by testing Abraham to see if he would sacrifice his own son, Isaac on the alter.
Therefore, as for the death of Jesus and who killed him? This is a question that I see as having three answers: 1: How far back was the event planned by God. 2 Who actually convicted him to death and carried out the verdict; and 3- Who is responsible?
So let’s speak first about how long and give a bit of background history as to why he came to die:
1 – HOW LONG WAS THE CRUCIFIXION PLANNED?
1Pe 1:19-20 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (20) Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
Foundation: G2602 καταβολή katabolē kat-ab-ol-ay’
From G2598; a deposition, that is, founding; figuratively conception: – conceive, foundation.
This is reference to the first age, when Lucifer began his revolt against God. See the link below for more detail.
The above site explains well in detail from scripture, the events of the Katabole and the foundation of the World. Because of this war, God destroyed the inhabitants of the world in the first age (not Noah’s Flood) and recreated the it where in this age, all spirits had to be born of woman. Genesis 1:1&2)
Jesus explains in John 3:1-21 the detail of two births.
(1) There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: (2) The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. (3) Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily (Verily means truth – so be it), verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Again: G509 ἄνωθεν anōthen an’-o-then
From G507; from above; by analogy from the first; by implication anew: – from above, again, from the beginning (very first), the top.
Too long we’ve been taught that the spiritual birth is the second birth and that we give our souls to God, when he already owns them (Ezekiel 8:4) If we study Jesus’ words closely and look at the Greek text, we see that the spiritual is actually the first birth and as he explains further on down, the second birth is of water (from the womb and not baptism, as we were also taught). He is making reference also to the fallen angels that refused to come to this world by the womb, therefore they cannot inherit the kingdom.
(4) Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? (5) Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water (womb of the flesh) and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (6) That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (7) Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. (8) The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. (9) Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? (10) Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? (11) Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. (12) If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? (13) And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. (14) And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: (15) That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. (16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (19) And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (20) For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. (21) But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
This reference is made to show that all were involved in the Katabole and that this Age is the age of repentance, i.e. to choose which side of the war each of us will take. This outcome of our decision is manifested in the above verses 16-21.
The Mark of Cain.
We know that according to the scripture, (Gen 4:14), because Cain killed his brother, Abel, he was banished to the wilderness as a nomad. Because of his concern that his punishment was greater than he could bear, and that he was afraid that he would become a fugitive and vagabond, or be killed. But God told him that whoever slays him would be punished seven fold. The Lord then put a mark on him so all would know the authority protecting him.
Mark: H226 אוֹת ‘ôth oth
Probably from H225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.: – mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.
This mark was a mark of authority concerning Cain which made men fear him, and also gave him power which made him a ruler over the disobedient.
The Lord knew that the children of disobedience would soon outnumber the obedient ones, and therefore a leader would be appointed over the disobedient, to keep them in line. This would be done through governments (cities) and laws. (Awareness inspired by the video: Mark of Cain by Walter Veith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VllmgIcRes)
Gen 4:23-24 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. (24) If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
This coincides with the message given to Daniel, that the end of the payment will be end after the seventy sevens.
Daniel is deeply concerned because God’s people are permeated with sin. He begs God to heal His people from their leprosy of sin. While Daniel is still praying Gabriel arrives from the courts of heaven to answer Daniel’s prayer. Gabriel says:
“As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the message and understand the vision:
Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed For your people and your holy city
To finish transgression,
To put an end to sin,
To atone for wickedness,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy
And to anoint the most holy.” Daniel 9:23,24 (NIV).
(The Mark of the Beast Explained http://www.markbeast.com/70jubilees/abolish.htm)
Many cultures reproduced the story of Cain in their own beliefs, as if they were the first to discover the event, and some historians who don’t believe the Bible, belief as such, as well. Actually these cultures’ ancestors were from the land of Shinar, where Nimrod (The Great grandson of Noah) who like Cain was a builder of cities (governments); and the father of paganism. When God scattered the people with diverse tongues, it caused them to migrate in groups which formed the ethnos, and therefore forming their ethos. Satan has been working diligently to get them all back together as one in his name (Lucifer) instead of in the plan of God through the name of Christ. His plan through false religions is to bring all nations together under a one world religion and a new world order.
One Culture saw god as Marduk, and his son Annu.
The ancient Babylonian deity Marduk was associated with the planet Mars and was the origin of the legends and lore of that planet as well as many later gods and heroes. Marduk originated as the apotheosis of the biblical Nimrod. The book of Genesis lists Nimrod as a descendant of Ham, the third son of Noah. After the flood when men began to multiply once again and to establish settlements, the majority of Noah’s descendants evidently settled together in the valley of Mesopotamia, though a few spread out into Palestine and north-west Africa. After about a thousand years (exact date unspecified in the Bible), Nimrod was born in what is now Ethiopia.
According to tradition, Nimrod set out to establish himself an empire and began by conquering the cities which had become established in Mesopotamia. Among these were Babel, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh in Sumeria, and in Assyria the cities of Rehoboth, Calah, and Resen. Besides conquering these seven cities he also founded Ninevah. The Bible is specific in stating that he was the first man after the flood to become an emperor. He seems to have been impelled and empowered by super-human force and his onslaught was irresistible. Genesis 10 describes Nimrod as a “mighty hunter before the LORD.” The term is not complimentary, but implies ruthlessness and a lust for power.
After establishing his kingdom in the Tigris/Euphrates region, Nimrod consolidated his power by establishing a state religion. He constructed a religion that included deification and worship of the emperor (himself), worship of Satan and his demons, and star-worship (corrupted from a pure antediluvian astronomy). A key unifying factor in his religion was to be an astronomical/astrological observatory built upon the pinnacle of a pyramid, or tower, at Babel. It has been suggested that Nimrod spent some time in Egypt before moving up to Mesopotamia and that while in Egypt he studied the Egyptian mystery religion perpetuated there from before the flood by the wife of Ham, whom tradition takes to be a descendant of Cain.
The building of this pyramid (or ziggurat) was interrupted by God himself in order to prevent Nimrod from extending his sway over all of the inhabited earth, according to Genesis. God halted the work by confusing their language so they could no longer cooperate easily with one another, nor indeed easily inhabit the same region together. As a consequence the human race was dispersed, and as men scattered they carried with them remnants of primeval revelation from God, and Satan/hero worship which Nimrod had invented as well. This system of muddled half-truths is known today to Bible scholars as the “Babylonian Mystery Religion.” From a biblical point of view this religious system is described as the well-spring for all subsequent false religion and endless mythological systems, (For example see Isaiah 47 and revelation Chapters 17 and 18).
(NIMROD, MARS AND THE MARDUK CONNECTION http://www.ldolphin.org/Nimrod.html)
THE MARK OF CAIN/ RULER OF EVIL: http://www.apfn.net/messageboard/10-21-01/ch24.pdf
The MARK OF ANNU, the Amulet of the SUN.
(Ariel view of the Court @ St Peters Mark of Marduk on the front of the Pope’s Mider.
These Leaders from the line of Cain were organizers and re-organized religion to align with their views.
Said Pope John XXIII“
“The mark of Cain is stamped upon our foreheads. Across the centuries, our brother Abel was slain in blood which we drew, and shed tears we caused by forgetting Thy love. Forgive us, Lord, for the curse we falsely attributed to their name as Jews. Forgive us for crucifying Thee a second time in their flesh. For we knew not what we did.” http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/106953-the-mark-of-cain-is-stamped-upon-our-foreheads-across.
2 – WHO ACCUSED, CONVICTED, AND CARRIED OUT THE EXECUTION:
- Christ prophesied:
- Mat 20:18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, 19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
- Fourteen times he told the disciples that he would be put to death.
- Purpose of Jesus’ coming: Jesus mentioned over and over that his purpose was not fulfilled yet.
- Time of Jesus and the Jewish culture.
- “Jesus came at a time when the Jewish culture was collapsing under the burdens of the Pharisees. Because they place upon the Law of Moses and additional 100 plus laws for every one of the 613. It was a time of spiritual corruption where the people did not know the truth any longer. Because of this they were brought under the leadership of those who claimed to know the truth but actually led them away from it.”
- Jesus continued to give His disciples more information on His purpose for coming to earth. Mark 8:31: “And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again”
(Let Us Reason) WHY DID JESUS COME TO EARTH http://www.letusreason.org/Doct60.htm
I’ve noticed that the term Jews in the Biblical interaction with Jesus and the Jews, the term Jews seems to identify specifically to the leaders and not the WHOLE OF JEWISH PEOPLE or the people of Judah in Judea. After all, Jesus himself was a Jew. The leaders mainly consist of Pharisees, Sadducees and Scribes.
- Pharisees– a group of influential Jews active in Palestine from 2nd century BCE through 1st century CE; they advocated and adhered to strict observance of the Sabbath rest, purity rituals, tithing, and food restrictions based on the Hebrew Scriptures and on later traditions.
- Sadducees– another prominent group of Jews in Palestine from 2nd century BCE through 1st century CE; they were probably smaller “elite” group, but even more influential than the Pharisees; they followed the laws of the Hebrew Bible (the Torah), but rejected newer traditions.
- Elders– the “older men” of a community who formed the ruling elite and were often members of official “councils”.
- Essenes– a smaller group or “sect” that lived a communal “monastic” lifestyle at Qumram (near the Dead Sea) from 2nd century BCE through 1st century CE; the “Dead Sea Scrolls” found in this location in 1947 are usually associated with them.
- High Priest, Chief Priests, Priests, and Levites– members of the tribe of Levi who were responsible for the temple and its sacrifices, and thus were the religious and social leaders of the Jewish people.
- Scribes– men specially trained in writing and thus influential as interpreters and teachers of the Law, and agents of the rulers.
Scribes were not a separate group as they could be representative in all of the above. They as the Gospels connotes were lawyers since they interpret the law and were involved with written legal documents that specialized in the interpretation of Jewish Law (the Torah). They also recorded deeds, copied scripture and taught the people.
- The Gospels usually portray scribes (along with chief priests, elders, and/or Pharisees) as opponents of Jesus who actively sought his death (Mark 11:27).
HEROD THE GREAT
Herod the Great was the villain in the Christmas story, a wicked king who saw the baby Jesus as a threat and wanted to murder him.
Although he ruled over the Jews in Israel in the time before Christ, Herod the Great was not completely Jewish. He was born in 73 B.C. to an Idumean man named Antipater and a woman named Cyprus, who was the daughter of an Arab sheik.
Herod the Great was a schemer who took advantage of Roman political unrest to claw his way to the top. During a civil war in the empire, Herod won the favor of Octavian, who later became the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar. Once he was king, Herod launched an ambitious building program, both in Jerusalem and the spectacular port city of Caesarea, named after the emperor. He restored the magnificent Jerusalem temple, which was later destroyed by the Romans following a rebellion in A.D. 70.
From: Herod the Great – Ruthless King of the Jews, Profile of Herod the Great, Enemy of Jesus Christ http://christianity.about.com/od/newtestamentpeople/a/JZ-Herod-The-Great.htm
www.britannica.com/…/Herod-king-of-Judaea Encyclopedia Britannica
Herod was born in southern Palestine. His father, Antipater, was an Edomite (an Arab from the region between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba). Antipater was a man of great influence and wealth who increased both by marrying the daughter of a noble from Petra (in southwestern Jordan), at that time the capital of the rising Nabataean kingdom. Thus, Herod was, although a practicing Jew, of Arab origin on both sides.
www.britannica.com/…/Herod-king-of-Judaea Encyclopedia Britannica
High Priest Corruption In The Days Of Jesus:
We’ve mostly understood that the Priests who were always trying to corner Jesus, were either corrupt or ignorant. Since they were scholars of the Torah and the Prophets, they definitely weren’t ignorant to much of the references that Jesus made in their conversations. Therefore, they had to be corrupt. Let’s look where many who know the story haven’t ventured before, so we can get a better perspective of what is actually happening during these confrontations.
“Annas was not the current high priest, having been disposed by the Romans in favor of his son-in-law Caiaphas. He still bore the title of high priest, just as ex-presidents of the United States are still called president. Caiaphas was in office until 36 A.D. He was a Sadducee. (Sadducees believed only in the first five books of Moses, since they did not recognize the prophets they did not believe in a resurrection).(2) (Note concerning Book of Acts Chapter 4 Verse 6).
The High Priest ruled over the temple. He was appointed by Herod for the duration he desired, and often won his office through treachery or bribery. Beginning with the Maccabean revolt and up until the time of Herod-the high priest was the leading religious and political figure in Jerusalem.(3)
After Herod’s death and the removal of Archelaus, the appointing of the high priest passed to the Roman governors of Jerusalem.(3)
For 44 years following the reign of Herod, the Romans usurped the right of appointing the High Priest. The right reverted to King Agrippa the second during the last 20 years of the temples existence.(3) In the final generation of high priests prior to 70 A.D. (Temple’s destruction), the Roman Governors once again allowed Agrippa 2nd to choose the high priest.(3)”
High Priest Corruption In The Days Of Jesus: http://jewishroots.net/library/miscellaneous/high_priest_corruption.html
Okay, first Herod was appointed King by Caesar Augustus, and was influence by Caesar and the Roman way. The King/Caesar was the lord over not only the people but their religion as well. The Roman law was for all of the Rome Empire to worship Caesar or die. Through Herod, the Jews were allowed to worship their God. However, Herod implemented his own edict and anyone who wanted to worship other than the way Herod wanted them to was killed. Although this deal was made with the Jews, through Herod, to worship their God, it cost them in that the people were led away from the orthodoxy of their religion and were also taxed for the exemption of worshiping Caesar. For more clarification, I refer to excerpts from:
HEROD THE GREAT
“The general Roman attitude was one of tolerance, meaning Jews were granted exemptions from the official Roman state religion. A very interesting point to remember is that religion and state went together in all empires in the ancient world, and more so in Rome than almost anywhere because Rome also practiced emperor worship—that is, the Romans deified their emperors posthumously.
Linking state and religion gave the rulers added legitimacy, obviously. The connection between temporal power and spiritual power gave them complete control over the physical existence and spiritual existence of their subjects. (Later, we are going to see the Catholic Church doing the same thing in Medieval Europe.)
While accepting the state religion was a vital part of Roman identity and loyalty to the state, the Romans were also pragmatists. They had learned by the Greek experience that Jews could not be forced to worship idols. And they saw for themselves that the Jews were not like other pagan peoples—they were not going to conform. So the Romans granted the Jews an official status of being exempt from Roman state religion . . .
. . . Seeing himself as an enlightened leader who would bring his backward people into the modern world, Herod did what he saw necessary to accomplish his “idealistic” end. This included the persecution and murder of all rabbis whom he viewed not only as threats to his authority, but as obstacles to the mass Hellenization of the Jews.
As a result of Herod’s interference and the ever-spreading Hellenistic influences among the Jewish upper classes, the Temple hierarchy became very corrupt. The Sadducees, a religious group of the wealthy, who collaborated with the Romans in order to keep their power base, now controlled the Temple, much to the chagrin of the mainstream Jewish majority, the Pharisees, and of the extreme religious minority, the Zealots.
The cauldron was beginning to boil and soon it would erupt.
1)See Talmud-Megillah 6a
2)The Talmud relates the following story: Herod went and killed [most of] Rabbis. However he left Bavas ben Buta alive in order to use him as an adviser Herod put a crown of sharpened porcupine skin around his eyes, [and the sharp spines] blinded him. One day Herod, [pretending to be an ordinary citizen], sat down before Bava ben Buta and said, “Rabbi, do realize the terrible things this no-good slave Herod is doing?” “What should I do to him?” replied Bave ben Buta. Said Herod , [trying to trap him], “I want you to curse him.” Replied Bava ben Buta, “[How can I curse him] It says, ‘Even in your thoughts do not curse a king.’(Ecclesiastes 12:20). Retorted Herod, “But he is no king; [he does not meet the criteria of a Jewish king.]” replied Bava ben Buta, “He certainly is no less than a rich man and the same verse continues, ‘and in your bedchamber do not curse the rich.’ He certainly is no different than a leader, and it says, ‘Do not curse the leader of your people’ (Exodus 22:27).’… Herod then confessed, “I am Herod. If I had known that the rabbis were so careful [with their words], I would not have killed them. Now please tell what I can do to rectify what I have done?” Replied Bava ben Buta, “Since you snuffed out the light of the world, [that is what the rabbis are called]…you should involve yourself in [increasing] the light of the world [i.e. the Temple]…Someone who has not seen the new Temple that Herod built has never seen a magnificent building.” Talmud-Bava Basra 3b-4a ” http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/herod3_the_great/
So now we have a better view of the state of being when Jesus arrived on the scene; all of the good guys were gone and Herod’s corrupted appointees were still in office, running the Temple affairs according to Herod and his son’s (Herod Antipas) doctrines instead of the Torah. We can better understand how God calls his Church (people/leaders) to repentance first. All through his ministry, Jesus rebuked the then known church leaders over his Father’s house as he challenged them and called them to repentance over and over. Now that we have a bit of a history, we can see what a task Jesus had to perform, as he cleans out the Temple, his Father’s house.
Again the rulers of the disobedient continue to rule through the Hellenistic influences .
Therefore, to put this desire for the death of Jesus (Yeshua) on all Jews (then and now), is ludicrous, since Mosaic laws in the Tora were disregarded. When the Bible refers to the Jews at the time of Jesus, it was classifying the specific corrupt leaders with an agenda of self-serving amongst the them: The Sanhedrin, (combining rulers including both Pharisees and Sadducees and Scribes)
So, let’s now examine the elements involved with Jesus’ death, which are:
Judas, the betrayer. One who many believe was tricked into his act, as he thought by keeping Jesus in jail, it would protect him from the outraged people, but the priests did a turn-about by proceeding to try and kill him. On the other hand, many believe that he had contempt for Jesus and betrayed him because he like the other zealot’s, was disappointed that Jesus purpose WAS NOT to raise of an army to fight the Romans. In either case, he gave the enemy access to Jesus which began the arrest, investigation and the trial for death.
- The Sanhedrin (referred often as “the Jews” in the gospel), which were made up of 20 to 23 for capital cases and fewer in number for lesser offenses. This counsel was led by the High Priest; and at the time of Jesus was Caiaphas. The entire council normally required for capital cases, were not invited, because for Caiaphas, he felt a quorum would be enough to carry out his plan.
- Pilate and The Romans (the Gentiles) who were swayed by the Sanhedrin, who rested on the fact that Jesus called himself a King which would be treason enough against Caesar, forcing Pilate to warrant the penalty of death by Crucifixion.
- The people gathered illegally at night, who like sheep were easily led to hate and scourge.
- God and His plan for the outcome.
All of these were a part of the charges, judgment and execution of Jesus. But keep in mind these were people of the time; and generations after these were not to be cursed. Although the crowd pleaded for Jesus’ blood to be put on their head, there is no passage that states that God honored their request. On the contrary since Jesus asked the Father to forgive them for they do not know what they do; they had no idea what was really happening at the time.
This brings us to The term of Kenites:
Remember in the beginning where we opened with the Mark of Cain, in the Bible. His descendants are called Kenites.
Cain: H7014 קַיִן qayin kah’-yin
The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe: – Cain, Kenite (-s).
Kenites: H7017 קִינִי קֵינִי qêynı̂y qı̂ynı̂y kay-nee’, kee-nee’
Patronymic from H7014; a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin (Cain): – Kenite.
In 1 JOHN 3:11-12 we see:
11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
In Genesis 5, notice that Cain is not even in Adam’s genealogy; and neither was Abel, because he was killed and bore no descendants. However the lineage was passed down to Seth, wholly Adam’s son.
Gen 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: 4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: 5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. 6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos (Enoch): 7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters: . . . . and so on . . .
In Matthew 13:24 Jesus taught:
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
Seed: G4690 (Greek) σπέρμα spermasper’-mah From G4687; somethng sown, that is, seed (including the male sperm); by implication offspring; specifically a remnant (figuratively as if kept over for planting): – issue, seed.
Mat 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Mat 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: 35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
So, Jesus’ appearance was to also reveal those secret things sealed at the foundation of the world.
Mat 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
Notice two different situations:
- Two different seeds: The wheat and tares.
- Jesus reveals things that have been kept secret since the foundation of the world.
It’s not just so that the Kenites are Kenites from a seed line but what they do (from ethnos to ethos). Does the individual teach against the Bible and the Plan of God. Therefore, even a Kenite can accept Jesus and come to the Father. However, those who are in high places will not step down to do so.
Much of the bad (the disobedient) seed are the mockers of Christianity (the good, the obedient seed). The bad seed rises in education, i.e. our schools and universities; and teach our children against religion. In America this target is Judaism and Christianity. They also teach against the principals and values of the country which they live in and are allowed to teach. In the media (including movies) and in politics, the values of the Judeo-Christian religions are constantly mocked and railed against.
Every living thing on earth began with a seed. A seed has in it DNA, the program of what that living thing will be on earth, the form, the purpose and its drive for life.
JOHN 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
The Word is the good seed both physical and spiritual. Therefore, Satan has planted his own seed, both physically and spiritually.
Today we’re familiar with computers and understand with them that there is programming (code) that makes them operate. We have also come to understand what a virus is; and how it changes the code of the program, causing the program to end up with a different result than originally planned; and even crash the operation. Think of Satan’s seed as a virus that was planted in the beginning and passed on down to his offspring.
The Satan Seed is thought to be a horrific idea and an impossibility; however, we’re taught of the Sons Of God (Angels) planting seeds in the daughters of men. So let’s review Gen 6:1
- Son’s of God (Angels) saw the daughters of men
- They took them as wives, and had offspring, not normal offspring, but hybrids. These became Giants and became mighty men of renown (Goliath was to be believed to be a descendant of one of these ).
- This offended God since they have altered the DNA of man so God threatens to clean the situation up.
If Angels could do this as stated in the passage above; and Satan is an Angel, then would not the same possibility be for him? Were not these Angels a part of the Third of ALL Angels in Heaven doing as their leader had done in the beginning?
Mat 13:38-49 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; (39) The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. (40) As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. (41) The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; (42) And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. (43) Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. (44) Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. (45) Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: (46) Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. (47) Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: (48) Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. (49) So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
The Kenites carry the seed of Satan and spread it throughout the world (the Tares of the field). They have ascended to high places in Countries, federal, state, and city governments, as rulers of the disobedient. They have the Mark of Cain and Annu. They have ascended to positions where they teach our children in Primary, Secondary and University Education, to come away from any teaching of God, especially Christianity, as now they wink at Islam.
These even work themselves into our churches, as they did in the time of David when they were allowed to become scribes, in the temple, and later because of the scarcity of the Levites, became leaders, as the High Priest and his minions in the days when Jesus walked the earth, and later judged him and demanded his removal (crucifixion). The water down Christianity with its pagan form of worship, teach as the humanists do, the importance of the self, the wealth and power of the physical church and material worship.
They teach that none of this is important, since all ended with Christ, and now it doesn’t matter but whether or not one is in Christ, whereas this is true to a certainty, but we were never told to ignore the Old Testament and God has not changed his mind about his chosen people.
Num 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent (be sorry; ease himself of a decision) : hath he said, and shall he not do it?or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Christ came to fulfill the law and prophecies of the Old Testament, Tannak in Hebrew. His teachings were straight out of the Old Testament, therefore the Torah and Prophecies from the Old Testament are still the basis of God’s plan for man. God’s Holy Spirit rent the veil of the Temple so all men could come to him directly, through Jesus; for all, including these Kenites, the seed of Satan.
JOHN 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
So according to God’s plan, several were involved in the Crucifixion. God planned it before the Foundation of the world. He used the corruption of high ranking leaders of the Temple who broke laws, such as not having a trial at night, and the egotistic Roman leaders who would abolish anyone being charged of being a King, other than Caesar and Herod. He knew that people could be swayed and the spirit of Satan was in the midst of the court of Judgment. This appeared to be not only the will of the leadership and a small representation of the people. God knew that the interpretative guide of man (worshiping God as they see fit) would intervene for them to perform capital punishment and therefore, the Romans became involved. God also had his people (although misguided) to offer up the Lamb of God, as they did so many years before on Passover.
The Jerusalem Talmud clearly states that Jews lost the power of capital punishment forty years before the destruction of the Herodian Temple, and the Babylonian Talmud echoes this1. Forty could be a round number, translatable into sixty-four. Newman believes that the Great Sanhedrin left the Hall of Hewn Stones in the Temple about A.D. 30, for reasons internal to Judaism, and that this fact, not Roman interference, caused the cessation of the death penalty. Roman practice does support the simple, factual understanding of John 18: 31: “We possess no civic power to impose a judicial death sentence at all.” This was the interpretation of Schiirer, Mommsen, Bernard, Jeremias, Rosenblatt, and a host of other scholars.
FROM: In the time of Jesus, were the Jewish authorities allowed to execute? http://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/5558/in-the-time-of-jesus-were-the-jewish-authorities-allowed-to-execute
Mat 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
Nowhere do the scriptures state that because of the Jews’ participation in the judgment and death of Jesus, they will be cursed at all times as being the enemy of Christians. That is from the replacement theory, an indoctrination begun by the Roman Catholic Church and passed down through many protestant beliefs. The prophets never said this and neither did Jesus, the Apostles (or Paul) Christ on the Cross, forgave those who betrayed and crucified him.
Luke_23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
He spoke this for all, the Jews (again refers to the leadership of the Temple and the law.), the Romans, and the on watchers who scourged him. And there is question that this all in all included Judas. However, only God himself can Judge Judas because although forgiveness was at hand by Christ, and although Judas was remorseful and knew he had sinned, it is not known if he actually repented to God or pleaded forgiveness for the sin before he took his own life.
PARALLELS OF JOSEPH AND JESUS
Now let’s reflect upon another event that involved different human elements to bring a Godly Outcome. Joseph (Genesis 37) who was almost killed by his brothers but instead sold into slavery. This act by Joseph’s siblings was horrific. However, we later learn that Joseph, because of his gift to interpret dreams and prophesy, was made Chancellor over Egypt by Pharaoh. Joseph told Pharaoh of a coming drought; and that there would be seven years of plenteous prior to a 7 years of drought. Joseph was given charge over the savings during this time of plenteous; and to distribute the savings to people including his own people, the children of Israel, his brothers.
So was this the hand of God? Was God using man’s bad and good hearted actions to save Israel from desolation and death?
The story involves elements of:
- Joseph, the dream interpreter (His father made him a coat of many colors)
- Joseph’s jealous brothers, whose envy over their father’s love for their 2nd to the youngest brother, drove them to hate and contempt for him.
- Egypt: Pharaoh, and Potiphar.
- Jacob/House of Israel.
- God and the drought
So the story, when you read from the beginning to the end, seems to imply that God himself had a plan and used man’s nature to work it out. To many times, no-believers chalk this up to coincidence. Understandable since they don’t know a God who watches over his people. This plan of God was to preserve Jacob (Israel) and his sons, the tribes of Israel, since Yeshua the Messiah came out of Israel and the Tribe of Judah
(For a better understanding see Genesis 49 – The Blessing of the Sons of Jacob 4- (8-12) Judah: The scepter shall not depart from Judah. http://biblehub.com/commentaries/guzik/commentaries/0149.htm
When we examine the story, we don’t come away with “which tribe is to blame for almost killing Joseph.” No, we see the end results of the story and are awed by its outcome because of the entire scenario of the entire plan (As we will see with the Crucifixion of Christ).
Judah seems to base his argument against killing Joseph on the factor of expediency. It is not profitable to kill him for then we will have to cover his blood i.e. endure the burden of maintaining a cover up. However, after proposing to sell Joseph to the Ishmaelites, (Gen 37: 27) Judah offers what seems to be a second reason: for he is our brother our flesh. He then made a profitable deal by selling him for twenty shekels. This was the going rate of a slave in the day.
The Brothers, led by Judah, repented for selling their sibling. The Jews are not taunted and hated today for this selfish act as they repented and the outcome was on the behalf of the future of Israel; AND the fact that Joseph forgave their heart at the time up in the light of their repented hearts and the outcome.
So the two stories are parallel wherein the events verses the outcome by more than one element was brought about by a Godly outcome.
When prophecy is studied we see concerning the coming of Jesus and his purpose to die to save the World and wherein the purpose lay as in Isa 53:1-12:
- He grew up as a tender root.
- Was not good to look on (no beauty in his appearance).
- He became despised and rejected of man.
- He bore our griefs and sorrows.
- Wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities.
- Oppressed and afflicted and he opened up not his mouth.
- Taken from prison and judgement
- Cut off from the land of the living.
- His grave was made with the wicked.
- Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him and make him an offering for sin.
- Divided a portion with the great and divide the spoil with the strong.
- He bore the sins of many and made intercession for the transgressors.
- With his stripes, we were healed.
Now we understand that Jesus, who was Jewish, was the Lamb of God (JOHN 1:36). This lamb is signified as the Pascal Lamb, the unblemished lamb that required to be sacrificed at Passover. (The Passover was a foreshadow of Jesus’ sacrifice, yet to come.) The accusation of Jesus and Trial took place just prior to the Passover and AFTER the day the select lamb was to b brought into the house (Temple) for sacrifice.
However, God required the House to be rid of ALL leaven. A ritual performed even today is the 10 pieces of leaven (Chametz) and the father and the children on each Passover eve, find the 10 pieces and cast it out of the house. This was demonstrated by Christ when he threw the money changers out of the house of his Father (the Temple).
The biblical regulations for the observance of the festival require that all leavening be disposed of before the beginning of the 15th of Nisan An unblemished lamb or goat, known as the Korban Pesach or “Paschal Lamb”, is to be set apart on Nisan 10, and slaughtered at dusk as Nisan 14 ends in preparation for the 15th of Nisan when it will be eaten after being roasted. The literal meaning of the Hebrew is “between the two evenings”. It is then to be eaten “that night”, Nisan 15,[18http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passover
BEHOLD THE KING COMETH!
On Palm Sunday, Christians celebrate the day when Jesus rode the donkey into the city of Jerusalem to the temple, surrounded by the lambs that were raised for slaughter as the Sacrifice, the Pascal Lambs. (Luke 19:32-40) This was signifying the prophecy of the Coming of the Messiah foretold in:
Zec_9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
Point and Case, if the Pascal lamb is to be offered up who is the priestly people to offer it up to God. Originally it was the Levite tribe, however the tribes at the time of Jesus were of Judah and Benjamin and together they form what we know as the Jews.
So as the event played out the Jews were unknowingly playing out their role as the priestly people and were unaware that they were performing the long time ritual of offering the Pascal Lamb up to God.
John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 33 This he said, signifying what death he should die.
Therefore, the blame is not to be put on the Jews today as the” Replacement Theorists” so well taught through their mighty branches of Christianity. There is nothing in the Bible that states that the Jews were cursed for all time for the Crucifixion of Jesus.
II. WHO, THEN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST?
When Mel Gibson’s, The Passion of the Christ was released, it caused much controversy. First, because of the intense beating, torture and scourging given to Jesus. When asked why he felt that he needed to be so violent with the beating of Christ scene, Gibson’s comment, was that we as Christians take it for granted exactly what he went through even before death.
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
The Beating and scourging the Gospels describe on paper seems to be more suggestive and the pain is not felt by most. However, the picture (worth a thousand words) of the torture and tormenting was more viable in presenting a more exact picture what Jesus went through.
Another part of the controversy of the film was that it came off promoting that the Jews (All Jews) were responsible, as if to say . . . “see what your people did?” . . . and because the Jews were responsible they should feel more remorse.
I’ve heard in more than one interview with everyday people, their answer as who they feel was responsible:
- The Jews (the then corrupted leaders of the Sanhedrin).
- The Romans.
- and last, the best of all: We humans are the reason and all of us are responsible. He did it for mankind, past, present and future and for this reason he was chastised and scourged for our sins
Now that we’ve examined the facts, we can see that it was all-inclusive of the above, whereas with Joseph, his family and Egypt, human nature and decisions played into the plan of the Lord, God of Israel. Selah