Some of the titles that go with the position: 1. His Holiness, The Pope ______________________________________________ The pictures on the left and top right is an image of a dagon priest. The picture on the bottom middle is a closeup illustration of a dagon priest. The bottom right is the pope and his Mitre (dagon fish hat). After the Messenger finished showing Yohanan (John) all the matters that were soon to take place, He (Yohanan) fell to the ground at the feet of the messenger to worship him, and the messenger told him, The Head of the Universal Church ____________________________ _______________________________ When the HEAD OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH DIED, over 200 world leaders attended the funeral of Pope John Paul II __________________________________________ And who did He worship? Following their LEADER! Now he's been made into an idol! The New HEAD of the UNIVERSAL CHURCH HAS BEEN EXALTED! Now that WE have Beholden the Head of the Universal Church (Pater-Patrutas) let us behold some Paters! The above is just of list of the more famous Paters! Take a drive through your town. Each church building has a Pater. Prestonwood Worship Center Sports and Fitness Student Ministry Bookstore / Cafe There are mega churches all over the world. Matthew 23:12. "And whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, and whomever humbles himself shall be exalted."
Pope John Paul II
2. Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church
3. Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City.
4. Vicar of Christ
The chief deity of the Philistines was Dagon. This half fish/half man deity was worshiped in Nineveh and Assyria. It is still being worshiped!
(1 Samuel 5:1-5)
Food for though:
The word mitre originates from the pagan diety of mithra.
Pope John Paul II's
the Mount proudly
showing the upside
down cross for the
world to view!
Prostrating before their HEAD!
This is not a one time event. Each ordained
priest must protstate himself before either
the pope, a cardinal or bishop.
"See, do not! For I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers the prophets, and of those who are guarding the words of this book Worship Elohim."
expects all to worship him!
I wonder how many lips have kissed that ring!
Pope John Paul II, kissing the Qur'an.
Millions more mourned!
"The Queen of Heaven"
Idol worshipping is breaking the
Statue of 'Mary', in Butte, MT. on top of a 6,000+ mountin peak overlooking the city, which is lactually lit up at night!
The Second Commandment:
"YOU do not make for
yourself a carved image,"
(ie: anything that is carved
or molded into an image/shape)
or any likeness of that which is in heaven above, or which is in the earth beneath or which is in the waters under the earth. You do not bow down to them nor serve them..."
Pope Benedict XVI
Papa-Nero (Black Pope)
General of the Jesuits
Rev. Gerald Robinson,
guilty of murder
A Hindu Priest
An Eastern Orthodox Priest
A Shinto Priest
A Buddhist Priest
Reverend Lucinda Duncan
Pastor Paula White
Pastor Joel Osteen
of Lakewood Church
Bishop T.D. Jakes
Revelation 3:14-18, " And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of Elohim; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then, because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see."
Lakewood Church Pater, Joel Osteen.
World Harvest church in Columbus, Ohio;
Pater, Rod Parsley
World Overcomers outreach Ministries church W.O.R.D. (World Out Reach Dome)
Pater Alton R. Williams
Solid Rock Church in Monroe Ohio
Pater Lawrence and Darlene Bishop
This 6 story high statue of Jesus was
struck by lightening and burnt down.
The Potter's House in Dallas, Pater Bishop T.D.Jakes
Warren Jeffs Temple in Utah
Here is an article found on Wikipedia in 2006:
List of Mega Churches
Some of the titles that go with the position:
1. His Holiness, The Pope
The pictures on the left and top right is an image of a dagon priest. The picture on the bottom middle is a closeup illustration of a dagon priest. The bottom right is the pope and his Mitre (dagon fish hat).
After the Messenger finished showing Yohanan (John) all the matters that were soon to take place, He (Yohanan) fell to the ground at the feet of the messenger to worship him, and the messenger told him,
The Head of the Universal Church
When the HEAD OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH DIED, over 200 world leaders attended the funeral of Pope John Paul II
And who did He worship?
Following their LEADER!
Now he's been made into an idol!
The New HEAD of the UNIVERSAL CHURCH HAS BEEN EXALTED!
Now that WE have Beholden the Head of the Universal Church (Pater-Patrutas) let us behold some Paters!
The above is just of list of the more famous Paters! Take a drive through your town. Each church building has a Pater.
Sports and Fitness
Bookstore / Cafe
There are mega churches all over the world.
Matthew 23:12. "And whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, and whomever humbles himself shall be exalted."
I do not know about many of you but, when my Master,Yahushua mentions something that He hates, I sit up, take notice and ponder on what He is actually saying. Scriptures tell us that the beginning of knowledge is to fear YHWH (Proverbs 1:7). We also know that it is a very fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living Elohim (Hebrews 10:31). Keeping this in mind, let us proceed in receiving knowledge about 'what is' the doctrine that Yahushua Ha Mashiach hates.
(The Scriptures ISR) Revelation 2:12, "And to the messenger of the assembly in Pergamos write: He who has the sharp two-edged sword, says this:"
How sharp is this sword? (The Scriptures ISR) Hebrews 4:12, "For the word of Elohim is living, and working, and sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting through even to the dividing of being and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart."
(The Scriptures ISR) Revelation 2:13, "I know your works, and where you dwell, where the throne of Satan is. And you hold fast to My Name, and did not deny the belief in Me, even in the days in which Antipas was My trustworthy witness, who was killed near you, where Satan dwells."
What kind of church is this in Pergamos? They have faith and know His Name but yet Satan's throne is there. Do you think satan has been exalted? To me, it seems there must be some sort of masquerading going on here. The majority of people are tricked into following false doctrine. The question, "Are you sleeping?", can not be answered! Once you have been awakened, you can say, "I was sleeping" or "I slept." False doctrine is the same way! One does not know they have been following false doctrine until after their eyes have been anointed by Yahushua Ha Mashiach.
(K.J.V.) Isaiah 14:12-14, "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer (Hele), son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of Elohim: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High."
We know from scriptures that Satan and his seed manifest themselves as messengers of light (2nd Corinthians 11:13-15). He also is the, 'Father of lies'. What better way to lead people astray, then to disguise the worship, change the one foundation and present false doctrines.
Throughout Scriptures, we find that verses have parallel meanings. This means that the verse has meaning in the spiritual sense and in the physical world. To find more knowledge about this group of believers in Pergamos, let us take a trip back in history.
Pergamos was located in Asia Minor, Turkey during 241-197 B.C.E. Pergamos was a beautiful area. The city sat in the midst of mountains, between the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea. After the death of Attalus the III (who reigned from 138-133 B.C.E.), the Romans came in power. Under the Romans, Pergamos became the capital and cultural center of the Graeco-Roman world.
The Roman Magistrate enforced Lionian Laws, restricting the amount of land an individual could own. We can find the sanctuary of Athena, who the Greeks believed to be the deity of intelligence and arts. The Greeks also set up the Great Altar of Zeus. To them, this deity was the lord of the sky, the god of all gods. This statue was huge, sitting at an impressive height of four stories. The interior was mostly statue. In his hand sits NIKE (victory). As we can see from the picture above the big toe hangs out because worshipers kissed it. Interesting to know that there is a bronze statue of Jupiter (Zeus) in the Vatican, that has a toe hanging over also. This statue has been renamed St. Peter by the Universal Church. Millions have rubbed and kissed this toe! Athena is also seen with Nike in her hand. When we consider the Scripture that reveals to us, that satan is actually the deity (mighty one) of the sky, the fog begins to clear (Ephesians 2:2 and 2 Corinthians 4:4). Now we have some knowledge that the great 'temple of Zeus' was located here in this beautiful city. Could this be the seat and dwelling place of Satan? Scriptures call this being satan (meaning the adversary), and it is known by many names. For instance, Jupiter, Mithra, Nimrod, Baal, Apolo, Tammuz, etc. all meaning the sun-deity.
(Athena with NIKE) ( St. Peter/Jupiter)
During 132-63 B.C.E., there were three Mithridatic Wars. The main religion during this time was a mysterious cult that grew in popularity around 60 B.C.E. Roman soldiers practiced Mithraism underground. The Mithraism cult became a major rival against the true believers. As Mithraism emerged from secrecy, soon believers in Yahushua found themselves having to hide or compromise their beliefs.
Mithraism and the true faith had many similarities. Of course, the only way to tell a counterfeit from the real is to study (2 Timothy 2:15) (in this case, the written word of YHWH) then the fake one will start to emerge its true colors!
The religious belief of Mithraism had spread across Indo-Iranians to Persians then to Rome with the beliefs as follows: (1.) Mithras was born in a cave. (2.) Born from a virgin. (3.) Mithras was believed to be the mediator between g-d and man. (4.) Mithras is the savior to these believers. Since the Mithras cult was so secret, some claim that this cult was actually Free-Masonry. I find that interesting, because both of these groups (5.) Excluded women and worshiped the sky deity. Just like in Masonry, the women gather as "The Eastern Star" whereas the female cult was called Cybele.
Mithraism also taught, (6.) A trinity of Mithras, Rashnu, Vohu Manah. These three persons were separate yet they are one. (7.) They believed in keeping Dies Solis (sun day) as a day of rest in honour of the Sol Invictus Mithras. (8.) They believed in immortality of the soul. (9.) They believed in hell. (10.) They would pray three times a day facing the sun. (11.) They believed in a hierarchy, Emperor worship and divinity. (12.) Famous for bull sacrificing. (13.) They believed in rituals, repetitional prayers, prayers for the dead and worshiping the whole array of the heavens as in Sabean worship. (14.)They believed Mother Earth, "Queen of Heaven" (Ishtar, Astoreth) would be impregnated at the spring solstice (Easter) and nine months later during the winter solstice when the sun is farthest from the celestial equator the sun would be reborn on December 25th (Christ-mass). The birth of the unconquered sun. During this time of feasting, Mithras followers would decorate trees, cover their doors with ivy and lights. They hung mistletoe up all in worship of the unconquerable sun. Does this sound familiar? This feast of Saturnalia was being held long before the birth of Yahushua Ha Mashiach!
The list that I have provided is not the complete beliefs of Mithraism. However, there is just one more belief that is necessary to know. (15.) Satan has given his power and seat to the man that has rulership over all sects within the cult. That leader is called, Pater-Patratus. Then each sect has a pater (father) that runs each church/congregation.
Now that we know about the area and the main religious belief (Mithraism) let us proceed to see what else Yahushua tells us about the congregation in Pergamos.
(K.J.V.) Revelation 2:14,"But I have a few things against you, because you have them that hold the doctrine of Balaam who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel to eat things sacrificed unto idols and to commit fornication."
Yahushua Ha Mashiach is making a comparison between this congregation and the doctrine of Balaam. What could it be that ties the congregation in Pergamos to Balaam? Let us look at two of these similarities.
(1.) According to the Syro-Phenicians Baal (Lord) is the supreme male divinity, the sun deity. This doctrine consisted of fornication, worshiping idols, rituals and worshiping the sun deity. Wow! Now we are getting somewhere. The Baal (Lord)that the Syro-Phenicians worshipped is the same worship that flooded out Asia Minor. Secretly spreading underground amongst the Roman Soldiers. Then finally, and once again emerging as the major rival to followers of Yahushua Ha Mashiach! The biggest counterfeit of them all...Mithraism!
This cult can be traced all the way back to who the Scriptures refer to as the "mighty hunter" (Genesis 10:9) and the one who is famous for the building of the "Tower of Babel" (Genesis 10:10). Yep, that is right, Nimrod! And who is the leader of Babel? Hele or some call him Lucifer (Isaiah 14:12-14). We are called out of Babylon meaning confusion. (Revelation 18:4)
By the 4th Century after Constantine, the cult of Mithraism seemed to just vanish as the new religion called Christianity emerged. Under its new label, Christianity, the sky (atmosphere) deity in all its names, is still casting obstacles in front of the children of Israel!
(2.) What about eating things sacrificed unto idols? When I was growing up in my adopted parent's home, seems like every Sun-day (Day of the Sun) my adopted mother would make a very special dinner. We had Pork Roast with all the trimmings. They would invite relatives often. Of course, this dinner was in honour of the Sol Invictus (unconquerable sun). They prayed and gave thanks to Lord (Baal) of the sky.
During Lent (40 days of mourning for Tammuz son of Nimrod and Astoreth) every Friday, we ate fish in honour of Dagon, the half man/half fish deity.
On Easter (Astoreth, Ishtar the fertility deity, Nimrod's wife) we had.... drum roll please... can you guess? Yep, we had the same meal as millions of others had that day...HAM! Since a wild hog killed Tammuz, we would eat one in his honour. We also enjoyed decorating eggs to the fertility deity (Astoreth, Asherah, Eostre, Maia, Isis, Ishtar, Astarte, Venus).
When it was my birth-day (self-worship), in my honour, my adopted mother would let me decided what to eat for dinner.
You may say, "I do not eat foods sacrificed to idols." The last Thanksgiving we had took place at a relative's house. They were members of the Universal Church. Since I did not join in with their prayers but was present as they gave thanks and praise to the Harvest Deity and Lord (Baal). I thought it was fine to eat the feast meal. Here I took part of the food that was sacrificed, to idols.
(The Scriptures ISR) Revelation 2:15, "So you also have those who adhere to the teaching of the Nikolaites, which teaching I hate."
Sadly, the congregation in Pergamos know His Name yet they kept the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes. Whereas, the congregation in Ephesus, there remained those who hated the deeds of the Nicolaitanes. What exactly is the doctrine that caused division amongst those early believers? Does it still exist today?
According to the "Strong's Complete Bible Words", we find the following under Nicolaitanes, #3531 (nikolaites) adherent of Nicolaus, derived from #3532 nicolas #3532 Nikolaos, victorious over the people. Nikao #3528 to subdue, conquer and Nike #3529, victory.
Breaking down the word, we get Nikao-(to conquer #3528) and Laos-(people #2992). The doctrine of the Nicolaitanes is to conquer or subdue the people of a congregation. When one lordships or rules over the people. One has been exalted ruling over the people. Now we can begin to get a clearer picture on why Yahushua Ha Mashiach hates this doctrine.
In the TaNaK (O.T.), we find that at one time YHWH was the King over all of Israel. It was not until after the children of Israel took notice of the other nations that they pleaded to Elohim to give them a king to rule over them.
(The Scriptures ISR) 1 Shemu'el (Samuel) 8:6-7, "But the word was evil in the eyes of Shemu'el when they said, "Give us a sovereign to rule us. So Shemu'el prayed to YHWH. And YHWH said to Shemu'el, "Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from reigning over them." Soon after Shaul (Saul) was anointed to rule over them. Ponder for a moment....in my human heart that seems like that would of been painful. His people saying, we don't want you to rule over us but a man! Oh, how sad.
Turning to the Messianic Scriptures we find in (The Scriptures ISR) Ephesians 4:15, "but, maintaining the truth in love, we grow up in all respects into Him who is the head, Messiah."
Since He, Yahushua the Messiah, is our High Priest (Hebrews 9:11-14) and Mediator we no longer need Priests. We can have a direct prayer line to Elohim through His Son Yahushua Ha Mashiach. We are not to have anyone or anything else rule over us.
The Nicolaitanes is when one has replaced, Yahushua the Messiah, as their head with a counterfeit. As we stand in these latter years of history, let us look back at the cultures of times past. What we learn is that there is just one being called Satan (the adversary, the serpent, dragon, etc) that has been/and still is worshiped under many names. The following is just a few:
The Greek deity called Zeus, The Roman Jupiter. The Indians Indra. The Persians Mithra. The Hindu's Krishna. The Buddhist Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama). The Egyptian Amon-Ra. The Babylon Ahura Mazda. Other names, Tammuz, Thor, Baal, Molech, Dagon, Sol and many more.
Once the messengers of darkness lifted up the Dragon it was only a matter of time before the early congregations were conquered. The tares had been sown amongst the wheat. These manifestations soon evolved leaving the true believers to compromise their faith or be faced with death. Soon everything was Hellenized. The main purpose in this was to take the true Hebrew (Yahudim) identity of the Mashiach and make him appear Greek. The name of the true Saviour Yahushua Ha Mashiach was replaced with the Greek name Iesous, the Latin Iesus Kristos, English Jesus Christ. Adopted from a Greek healing goddess, ieso (iaso). Names can not be translated. Check this out, if you speak Spanish, this program called 'Babel Fish' (Can be located on our, "Mission and Beliefs" page) can translate the entire page in Spanish! I encourage all to try this. Pay close attention to Names, some of the titles and places.
Pagan/heathen holidays were renamed replacing the Seven Feast of Elohim. Such as St. Patrick's Day, Mourning for 40 days for Tammuz known as Lent, Easter, May Day, Mothers Day, Father's Day, All Saints Day (Halloween), Thanksgiving, the birth (Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, Christmas) of the Sol Invictus, the unconquered sun and New's Year Eve (witching hour with the crystal ball).
The name of YHWH was replaced and forgotten with Baal (Lord) (Jeremiah 23:27). Miriam the mother of Yahushua was exalted high above all and given the title, "Mother of God". The 'Queen of Heaven' (Jeremiah 7:18; 44:17, 18,19; 44:25) was being worshiped long before the birth of Yahushua Ha Mashiach. The mother and child is nothing new either, it comes straight from Babylon.
This confusion has vexed many. We are told not to learn the ways of the heathen (Jeremiah 10:2). We are not to worship Yahuwah the Mighty One of Abraham, Yitshaq and Ya'aqob like the other nations worship their deities. The children of Elohim are called out of this, "Religious Malt of Babylon!"
Now that we behold, the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes let us find out who they are. Scriptures refer to them as 'wolves in sheep clothing', 'tares/darnel', they appear to be messengers of light yet they are messengers of Satan (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).
We know from scriptures that Satan tried to get Yahushua to bow down and worship him (Matthew 4:9). Satan offered Yahushua the world in the process. See Satan has dominion over the sky or as scriptures say he is the 'god of this world' (Ephesians 2:2). We find later in Scriptures that Satan does give one his power:
(K.J.V.) Revelation 13:2, "And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority."
We briefly learned how each sect (church) has a pater (father) over them. Whereas, there is one called Pater-Patratus, that is the head! This one sits on Satans throne. So, who is Pater-Patratus?
According to the "Webster's New Dictionary" (emphasis added by me):
POPE: "Head of the Roman Catholic Church. The term papa or papas (father) has always been given by the Greek church to presbyters like the term father now applied to a Roman Catholic Priest."
CATHOLIC: "Universal or general."
You may be thinking I am not under the Pope (papa). Yet various religious groups all call him, Holy Father or His Holiness. This position carries these titles:
His Holiness The Pope
Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church
Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City.
Vicar of Christ
He is the Father of the Universal Church! Yeah, I know on the outside he appears to be an old man but he's camouflaged quite well. In Pope John Paul's innocents, he might of realized the truth early on, resulting in the attempted assassination of his life. That we will never know however we do know this position requires worship. The POPE is the head and each sect has a pater over them.
Weither it is the Pope or the residing priest (pater/father) over each parish; Bishop; Reverend; Grand Lodge Master; Pastor; Doctor; a guru or another type of spiritual father; the pater that stands behind the pulpit is a messenger of the Nicolaitanes doctrine! Even setting a rabbi over you carries the Nicolaitanes teaching! Scriptures says call no one rabbi (master) for one is your master, Mashiach we are all brothers.
(The Scriptures ISR), Matthew 23:8, " But you, do not be called, 'Rabbi,' for One is your Teacher, the Messiah, and you are all brothers."
Now before you get upset, let us take a few minutes and remember that the truth will set us free! How are we to come together? Scriptures reveal to us that when we come together everyone was to participate!
(The Scriptures ISR) 1 Corinthians 14:26, "What then is it brothers? Whenever you come together, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all be done for up building."
The Participation that Elohim seeks is NOT repetitive. He did not create us to be like a bunch of robots, all in unison of sitting, standing and kneeling.
(The Scriptures ISR) Ephesians 4:16, "from whom the entire body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the working by which each part does its share, causes growth of the body for the building up of itself in love."
Sha'ul (Paul) warned the Ephesians in (The Scriptures ISR) Acts 20:29-30, "For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves shall come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men shall arise, speaking distorted teachings, to draw away the taught ones after them-selves."
Wow! This is amazing. Sha'ul warned the very ones in Ephesians that this was going to happen! These savage wolves, messengers of Satan were not going to spare the little flock, drawing believers to themselves NOT to the Mashiach! Yahushua tells us, "If I be lifted up I shall draw all men unto me." (John 12:32)
So who is our head? We learn in (The Scriptures ISR) Ephesians 5:22-24, "Wives, subject yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Master. Because the husband is head of the wife, as also the Messiah is head of the assembly, and He is Saviour of the body. But as the assembly is subject to Messiah, so also let the wives be to their own husbands in every respect."
(The Scriptures ISR) Ephesians 4:15,"but, maintaining the truth in love, we grow up in all respects into Him who is the head, Messiah."
Yahushua Ha Messiah, is the head! Let us lift only HIM up! He is our Husband. Did the warning that Shaul gave to the believers in Ephesians fall on deaf ears? We can find the answer to this in the great book of Revelation.
(The Scriptures ISR) Revelation 2:13, "I know your works, and know where you dwell, where the throne of Satan is. And you hold fast to My Name, and did not deny the belief in Me, even in the days in which Antipas was My trustworthy witness, who was killed near you, where Satan dwells."
Who was this faithful martyr, Antipas? Anti (against)- pas (papas). Antipas was against the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes. The Papa system! The faithful servants knew the following:
(The Scriptures ISR) Matthew 23:9-10, "And do not call anyone on earth your father, for One is your Father, He who is in the heavens. Neither be called leaders, for One is your leader, Messiah."
Wow, that is pretty clear! Many took heed to Sha'ul's warning and we should too. Wouldn't you agree?
Yahushua Ha Mashiach hates this doctrine and tells us the following: (The Scriptures ISR) 2 Corinthians 6:17, "Therefore, "Come out from among them and be separate, says YHWH, and do not touch what is unclean, and I shall receive you."
We know from Scriptures that Yahushua told us that when two or more gather in His Name there in the midst He shall be (Matthew 18:20). There only needs to be two people to have an assembly.
Again, in the great book of Revelation He is still calling His people out of her (the apostate churches). Revelation 18:4, "And I heard another voice from the heaven saying, "Come out of her, My people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues."
When the reformation took place and groups started breaking off from the Universal Church (The Roman Catholic Church) and the Pope (papa) each group still held onto the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes. Some followed Martin Luther, Calvin while others followed Irving. Of course, I do not believe that this was their intentions. However, are these men not considered the Founding Fathers (Paters) of the Protestant groups? Oh, yes they are! Each daughter (protestant group) in one way or the other held (holds) on to a part of their Mother (RCC).
By replacing the head with a mere man soon the participation that was needed for the Ruach Ha Qodesh (Spirit of Elohim) to work in the body of Mashiach was silenced! This hindered the people. After three years, we know Sha'ul was saying that many were still on milk when they should have been on meat (Hebrews 5:12)!
Eventually the people became bench warmers, letting the man behind the pulpit run the show while they sat idle getting their ears tickled with lukewarmness. The wolves were able to masquerade as messengers of light while manipulating the people. Yep... Religious politics at its best!
Uh, but what about the people that do take an active role in the church services? Good question. Of course, these people do not feel they are being lazy. Let's face it, some are in charge of the choir while others faithful drive the church bus on Sunday to pick up others. We must remember that getting an 'e' for effort will not hold up if it is being done in vain! If one has become a partner with a harlot then the worship is not in Spirit nor in Truth, the outcome...empty! Yahushua tells us,"Howbeit in vain to they worship me teaching the doctrines the commandments of men." (Mark 7:7)!
Oh my beloved friends, whenever the laity sets someone above them, they have been lordshiped over, losing full participation and becoming slew full. He hates this doctrine and calls us out from among them.
(K.J.V.) Psalms 1:1, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful."
(The Scriptures ISR) Hebrews 4:14, "Therefore, since we have a great High Priest who has pass through the heavens, Yahushua, Son of Elohim, let us hold fast our confession."
It is vain to sit under the clergy/priestly order because there is no use for them. They can NOT take sins away nor can they be our mediator because Yahushua Ha Mashiach is our High Priest!
And in (The Scriptures ISR) Hebrews 9:11-12,"But Messiah, having become, High Priest of the coming of the good matters, through the greater and more perfect Tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation, entered into the Most Set-Apart Place once for all, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood, having obtain everlasting redemption."
Notice Yahushua entered in once and now is sitting at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens?
The Vatican Council declared in 1870 that, "The Pope is Christ in Office, Christ in jurisdiction and power...we bow down before your voice, O Pius as before the voice of Christ, the God of truth, in clinging to thee, we cling to Christ."
Pope Leo X111 claimed that all Pope's, "Hold upon the earth the place of God Almighty."
(The Scriptures ISR) 2 Thess 2:4, "Who opposeth and exalts himself above all that is called Elohim or that is worshiped: So, that HE as Elohim sitteth in the dwelling place of Elohim, shewing himself that he is Elohim."
(The Scriptures ISR) Daniel 7:25, "and it speaks words against the Most High, and it wears out the set-apart ones of the Most High, and it intends to change appointed times and law, and they are given into its hand for a times and times and half a time."
Men have thought to changes Elohim's laws and feast days. The laws that man have thought to change is the Set-Apart Sabbath, which is the Seventh day to Sunday by the RCC. The feast days of YHWH have been replaced with worldly holidays! His Commandments have been rejected (Mark 7:9). But Elohim has always kept a remnant.
(The Scriptures ISR) Revelation 17:5, "And upon her (church) forehead was a name written, Mystery Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth."
In conclusion, the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes is when a group of people have been lordshipped over, replacing the head of Mashiach with a counterfeit. They are messengers of darkness, tares among the wheat and wolves in sheep's clothing. They can be found all over the world and may be as close as your next door neighbor.
Is there any hope? (The Scriptures ISR) Revelation 2:16-17, "Repent, or else I shall come to you speedily and fight against them with the sword of My mouth. He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes I shall give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I shall give him a white stone, and on the stone a renewed Name written, which no one knows except him who receives it."
I don't know my beloved friend; can you hear him through all the noise? If you do hear, then simply repent (turn away from this doctrine without looking back and ask to be forgiven.) He loves you very much!
There has never been such a time as this. Let it be noted here, that I was not only raised a Catholic but attended twelve years of the Catholic School Education and received most of the sacraments! Like billions of others, I too was under the Universal Head of the church, the POPE! I heard the call to come out of the camp of organized religion. Unknowingly, billions are following the wrong head. We are to rebuke false doctrine.
I can only humble myself, giving all thanks and Praise to the mercy Yah has shown me! Many have heard the call to come out of the Religious Malt of Babylon! I know because I heard that same call, YOU may be hearing Today! If so let us know and we will help you find others in your area to fellowship with. We all need to continue to learn and grow having the mind of Mashiach, giving up the carnal mind. Let ,the body of Mashiach practice Ephesians 4:14-16.
Through Yahushua Ha Mashiach, us members of the body, can be over-comers! Let us put on meekness, and humble ourselves giving up all pride! Let us count our blessings that Elohim has bestowed upon us! Let us sing Praises to His Set Apart Name! HalleluYAH!
Who is Mystery Babylon?