are Babylon painted to look like Zion, deceiving all the nations into her spiritual adultery and fornications. The whole world follows this beast with horns like a lamb (Rev.13:11), with many names, and power given him to extend his authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. These sects and denominations pretend that Christ is their husband but these false churches are the whore of Babylon, for they substitute superstitious ritual for obedience to Messiah's commands to repent, His teachings (Torah), His requirements, His warnings, His required holiness (set-apartness), His Gospel, His Kingdom, His promised freedom from sin, and His cross of self-denial - the Missing Cross to Purity. This mystery of iniquity is permitted by Yahweh to test the elect's commitment to truth.
The second objection that believers often make is Yah'shua's teaching that His yoke is "easy" and His burden is "light" (Mt.11:28-20) and the cross is not easy or light, losing your life is not easy or light, suffering is not easy or light. However, they are missing the point entirely because they do not understand the contrast which is the hell of carrying Satan's load on your back and trying to save yourself compared with Yah'shua's Way!
Yah'shua calls those who have sickened of the worldly life and the pig fodder of its supposed rewards; it seems that few come to Him unless they have had a life-shattering experience and are forced, out of desperation, to seek for the truth. Coming to Him in this life to be purified is very easy, compared to being purified in Hell. You will be purified here voluntarily, or there, involuntarily. While here on the cross, you have His encouragement, His forgiveness, His constant help, and His arranging the world around you to speed your progress. Your cross is a picnic in the park compared to His cross. The end result of the cross is freedom, peace, and rest - a rest from the labours of the world; to sit down IN Messiah, following His promptings and guidance, propelled by the power of the Ruach haQodesh, comforted by His peace, love, and joy. Without holiness (set-apartness), no one will see Yahweh. Without a pure heart, you will not see Elohim.
The Only Way is the Way of the Cross
The cross is the only way. There are so many who claim to be Christians or Messianic who are enemies of the cross whose end is destruction, for their god is their belly (their lusts) and whose glory is their shame, because their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, from where we look for the Saviour, the Master Yah'shua the Messiah, who will change our vile body, so that it may be transformed to be like His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able to subdue all things to Himself (Phil.3:18-21).
Brethren and sisters, since a promise of entering into His rest still stands, let us greatly fear, as the first talmidim or disciples did, lest any of us should come short of it (Heb.4:1). Let us get on with the task of going to and waiting on the Master, so that He can perfect holiness in us - all done by grace - as we abide obediently in His shebahlev - His Covenant Heart - as sons and daughters of the Living Torah, Yah'shua the Messiah.
I pray that this study, though lengthy and at times repetitive, has been a blessing to you. This has more or less been our message since the beginning of this ministry though perhaps it lacked the clarity and force back then as it has today. Let us end all the pretence of the 'instand salvation gospel' and bring all Scripture together as one, allowing Yahweh to reveal the harmony and purpose of His design for our degenerate race. To me, it feels a bit like starting again, for the truth - once faced and acknowledged - has a tendency to hit one hard. There is, however, nothing wrong in that because with truth comes confidence, and with confidence, determination. The grace of our Master Yah'shua is free and in abundance if we will but accept and apply it to repentance and reformation. And then, when the curtain closes, and it is time to return home, we will - Yah willing - meet the returning Messiah in our hearts and recognise that we are, finally, like Him, and shall dwell with Him forever. Amen.
The following is a supplementary study for those who wish to understand how the promoters of false grace twist the sctiptures. Their error, as should not be plain, is looking at only a few of the verses in Paul's lengthy letter to the Romans, ignoring the whole of the letter. Here is how they did it, starting with Romans 3:10:
- "There is no one righteous, not even one" (Romans 3:10)
- "There is no one who understands, no one who seeks Elohim (God)" (Romans 3:11)
- "All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one" (Romans 3:12)
False argument: 'No one is righteous, no one decides to seek Elohim (God) themselves; Elohim (God) draws us to Himself. Therefore, no one can boast.'
- "Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin" (Romans 3:20)
False argument: 'We cannot obtain righteousness by following the Law.'
- "But now a righteousness from Elohim, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify" (Romans 3:21)
- "This righteousness from Elohim (God) comes through faith in Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) to all who believe. There is no difference" (Romans 3:22)
- "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of Elohim (God)" (Romans 3:23)
Correct argument: 'Righteousness comes through faith in Yah'shua (Jesus); no matter what you have done, righteousness is available through faith' BUT this is not instant righteousness, as they incorrectly assume.
- Paul clarifies: "For we through the Ruach (Spirit) wait for the hope of righteousness by faith" (Galatians 5:5)
- Paul further says: "You are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness" (Romans 6:16,19)
- And Yah'shua said: "But seek first the Kingdom of Elohim (God), and His righteousness" (Matthew 6:33)
Conclusion: So, by faith we are given the right to approach Yahweh, seeking His grace; but we are not instantly righteous. Otherwise, we would not be told to seek, wait, obey, and hope for righteousness.
- Paul further says: "Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of Elohim (God): I speak this to your shame" (1 Cor.15:34)
These blind guides want to rest on the "imputed righteousness of Christ" to us, based on our faith, as it was with Abraham. True, Abraham received imputed righteousness even before he was circumcised. True, our faith is imputed righteousness. But he went on to be circumcised, just as we must receive the spiritual circumcision - our heart circumcised from sin. As Abraham exercised his faith to leave his home for a new land, so we forsake the world to enter Yahweh's Kingdom. As Abraham exercised his faith by obeying Yahweh's voice, willing to sacrifice Isaac, so we too must be obedient to the voice within. We can't just sit around celebrating our imputed righteousness, which only gives us the right to approach Yahweh for help. No, we must go to Him to receive His cleansing grace to become righteous, the fruit of which is shalom (peace); and the effect of righteousness is quietness and confident trust forever (Isaiah 32:17). Imputed peace, quietness and confident trust forever is the make-believe instant righteousness of make-believe Christians. So, this is the test: You are righteous and justified, if you have the peace that surpasses all understanding; quietness and confidence forever.
- Paul said: "Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Messiah Yah'shua" (Romans 3:24)
But this access to Yahweh does not make us instantly justified, for we seek to be justified in Messiah (Galatians 2:17).
- "And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace" (Romans 11:6)
- "Not of works, lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9)
It is faith and grace that save. We are not saved by works, but by grace resulting from our faith in Yah'shua. Very true! But slaves of depravity twist grace to be instantly complete and to justify doing nothing - even repenting! According to Paul, grace teaches what to deny and how to live in a godly way that leads to purity (Titus 2:11-14). These whitewashed false prophets have the audacity to claim that the cross and repentance is 'works'. Going beyond the ridiculous, they tell you that if you do anything, you will lose your salvation by falling under the Law (Torah), as though that were something bad too. This is a malicious distortion of the truth, dreamed up by lazy, evil men, devoid of any sense of godliness. Works without faith in Messiah count for nothing with Yahweh. But works energised by faith in Messiah are essential.
- Paul said: "I declared...that they should repent, turn to Elohim (God), and do works befitting repentance" (Acts 26:2)
- "The cross is only obedience, and those who oppose it are headed for destruction, for their god is their belly" (Philippians 3:19)
- James said: "You believe that Elohim (God) is echad (one); you do well. Even the demons believe, and tremble. Are you willing to be shown, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?" (James 2:19-20)
- Paul further said: "Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling" (Philippians 2:12)
- Again Paul said, grace results in a people "zealous for good works" (Titus 2:14)
- Yah'shua said: "Unless you repent you will all likewise perish" (Luke 13:3). Repentance requires effort on your part.
- "And, As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Be zealous therefore, and repent" (Revelation 3:19). To be zealous is to have ardent desire, to be enthusiastic).
- Yah'shua further said: "Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me" (Matthew 11:29)
- Yah'shua said: "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me" (Luke 9:23)
- Yah'shua said: "I have not found your works perfect before Elohim (God)" (Revelation 3:2-3). Yah'shua wants perfect works.
- Yah'shua said: "Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes, but strive and work and produce rather for the food which endures unto life eternal" (John 6:27)
- James said: "You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only" (James 2:24).
- So works are essential to realising righteousness, purity, salvation, and the Kingdom - given to us by faith and grace.
- Paul again: "I declared...that they should repent, turn to Elohim (God), and do works befitting repentance" (Acts 26:20)
The blind guides say that since grace is free, there is nothing you need to do for salvation. Free is free. I say, true; grace is free, but salvation is not. Salvation comes by the long process of the gifts of grace with faith that is evidenced by works, starting with repentance. We are saved by grace, as the sinful nature dies on the cross; and our death is not evidence of being worthy of Yahweh's gifts - no, just the shame of being so unworthy.
Remember, Yah'shua told his disciples to preach repentance with remission of sins (Luke 24:47). False grace/salvation, keeps the forgiveness and ignores repentance; the blind guides don't even know how to repent.
- Paul again: "What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the Law (Torah), but under grace? Elohim (God) forbid" (Romans 6:15).
So grace is not a license to continue to sin. We are not condemned while we are waiting to be cleansed, but according to Paul again, we have to continue to work out our salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12).
- Paul said: "But thanks be to Elohim (God) that though you were previously the slaves of sin, you have obeyed from the heart the fullness of teaching given to you" (Romans 6:17) - he is talking to people then free from sin, having obeyed the doctrine that made them free from sin
- "Having then been set free from sin, you became the slaves of righteousness" (Romans 6:18) by obedience to the doctrine referred to in 6:17, they were made free from sin and became slaves to righteousness.
But now being made free from sin, and having become slaves to Elohim (God), you have the reward of holiness, and at the end, everlasting life (Romans 6:22). You cannot serve Yahweh unless you are free from sin. Everlasting life comes after you have produced fruit to holiness.
- And finally Paul says it all in conclusion: "For if you live after the flesh, you will die; but if you through the Ruach (Spirit) you mortify the deeds of the body, you will live" (Romans 8:13-14)
- "And having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of Elohim (God)" (2 Corinthians 7:1)
So there it is: perfecting holiness. I can't imagine a stronger requirement than to be perfectly holy. This is not make-believe Christianity: this is the real requirement of being a Christian.
Paul again, speaking to mature Christians who have been set free from sin and are enjoying holiness: "But now since you have been set free from sin and have become the slaves of Elohim (God), you have your present reward in holiness and its end is eternal life" (Romans 6:22).
Paul's patient teachings, explaining in detail how salvation works, have been twisted into the devilish doctrine of instant salvation.
So the false grace/salvation doctrines are based on 'cherry-picking' a few verses from the Bible about grace and twisting them to mean salvation, while ignoring the preponderance of other verses throughout the Bible that totally change their meaning considered alone; by promoting 'instant salvation by faith and grace', they excuse evil to be good, they make black white; and they ask you to pay them money for their error, even when they are specifically forbidden to take money (1 Pet.5:2). And Acts 20:29-31 tells us: "Even from among your own selves men will come to the front who, by saying perverse (distorted and corrupt) things, will endeavor to draw away the disciples after them". They were taught by Bible Colleges rather than by Messiah himself. Instant grace is the broad way that leads to destruction, vs. the narrow way that is contracted by pressure that leads to life, which few will find.
The world wants a Christ that excuses them to live their life as they choose; that is why the false, instant grace/salvation has swept the false assemblies and churches - false teachers telling them what their itching ears want to hear: relax, just say you believe in Jesus, get washed by water (baptised), and by magic you are reborn, free to continue your 'new life' in sin - but assured of escaping Hell and going to heaven when you die. Relax, relax, grace, grace. Didn't your common sense tell you the false, instant salvation your preacher sold you was at least a little suspicious?
"Let everyone who names the name of Messiah (Yah'shua/Jesus) depart from iniquity" (2 Tim.2:19, NKJV).
And how are we going to do that? By obeying the Torah and the daily commandments we are given by the Ruach through faith in the grace of Messiah Yah'shua.
 Hall W. Worthington, True Grace
See Amazing Graces and Free Gifts Series
See Amazing Graces and Free Gifts - Part 2: Gifts vs. Free Gifts
See Shavu'ot 2005: We Agree Before We have Listened
See Israel and Israelites
See The Fallacy of Taking Four Verses Out of Context with the Thousands of Others
See The Seven Openings and How Do I Get Eternal Life?
See Rosh Chodesh
To understand the phrase "under the law", see Part 1: Unmerited Grace and Merited Favour
See The Assassination and Restoration of the Gospel of Paul
For example: Romans 8:8; 8:13, Phil 2:12; Galatians 5:19-24; 2 Cor.7:1; 1 Thes.4:7; 1 Cor.15:34; Acts 26:20
Wikipedia Francis Howgill and The Life of Francis Howgill
Diligence is defined as continually attending to and striving to achieve a goal; laboriousness; perseverance
See The Nine Character Tests
Of this passage George Fox said: "...grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, who would teach them to deny all ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live soberly and godly in this present world. So that every man and woman might know the grace of God, which had appeared to all men; which was saving, and sufficient to bring their salvation. This teacher, the grace of God, would teach them how to live, what to do, and what to deny; it would season their words, and establish their hearts.
"So all people (in that which is called the whole Christendom) come to the light that Christ Jesus has enlightened you with, that with it you may see your salvation, and know Christ your Teacher, your captain of your salvation, and the grace that comes by him, that brings your salvation, which grace teaches us, which is sufficient in weakness and temptation that brings salvation, and by it are we saved; and it teaches to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live soberly and righteously; and this is our Teacher which brings salvation. Therefore have all the loins of your minds girded up to wait for the grace to be brought unto you at the Revelation of Jesus Christ; mind Peter's exhortation.
"Now they that turn from the grace into wantonness [unrestraint], and walk despitefully against the Spirit of God, set up teachers according to their own hearts' lusts, and such are always learning under them, being unable to come to the knowledge of the truth, and so go into and remain in the earthly lusts, ungodliness, and into temptations, and weaknesses where there is mourning and complaining, and where the mourners are many; therefore come to the grace of God, and that is it which will let you see your ungodliness, unrighteousness, lust of the world, and unsoberness; that is your Teacher at all times; which will bring salvation if you mind it, and regard it, and take heed unto it; but if you turn it into wantonness [unrestraint], the swift judgments of God will come upon you.
"Therefore mind the grace of God, the Teacher at all times which brings salvation; by which you may see your salvation; by which you may see your salvation brought; for the mighty day of the Lord is coming upon all the unrighteousness of men; the Lord God his Son is appearing towards you; who has all power in heaven and earth given to him, who is the King of kings, the Lord of lords. Therefore mind and receive the light with which he has enlightened you, that you may receive him. Set open your gates that the King of Glory may come in, who stands at the door and knocks; turn to the light, and you open the gate, where the entering of the King of Glory is seen. And come off all the barren mountains that are in the fall out from God's image, life, and power, come from all the wells without water, and tempests and clouds without rain which wander about. Come to the light, and receive the light, that in the light you may receive Christ, and become his sons; that through that you may see the morning star appear where the Sons of God sing together. For woe is to the world which lies in wickedness, for the Lord is come to judge it; and to give all Men the reward according to their works, whether they are good, or whether they are evil: And with the light you may every one know whether your works are good, or whether they are evil, for that which may be known of God is made manifest in you, which God has showed to you, when you do the thing that is unrighteous or worthy of death; by that of God in you, you can tell.
"And when you go from that of God within you, you do not glorify God, as God, but you are strangers from his life; and strangers from the covenant of life; and peace which is in Christ; and so come your foolish hearts to be dark fed and filled with unrighteousness, and upon such come God's judgments and wrath.
"Now they who are made free from the wrath which is to come, they are come to that of God in them; to the light, and so see Christ the covenant of peace, who destroys the devil, and takes away the enmity which is between them and the Lord, through which comes the wrath, woe and misery; by which light, (Christ, God's covenant), man is brought into Peace with God, and saved from the wrath to come, from all the false ways, teachings, false worship, false churches, commands, traditions, rudiments, will-worships, inventions, handy works, worship, lip service, to the light and Spirit of God in your own particulars, that by it you may turn to God, and worship him in Spirit; and walk in the Spirit, Christ Jesus, who was before sin was. For since the beginning that man fell from God, from his power and image, have all false ways, false worships, false churches, been set up; even by that Spirit and power, and wisdom that is out of the Truth, below, which has killed about them. So there is a way in which is the life, and he is the light which enlightens you. Therefore come to the light, and you come to the way, which was before the power of death was, whose name is Christ, and such as are out of the light, are out of him in the ways of death and darkness and captivity; for as the outward Jews were in captivity under Pharaoh so the inward Jews in the Spirit, are in captivity in spiritual Sodom and Egypt, which do not mind the leadings of the Spirit and do not hearken to what it says; for every one must hearken and hear what the Spirit said to the churches, and not to hearken and hear a visible thing; and in that they would edify, build, join, unite, and come into Fellowship."
Of course there are exceptions. Sometimes Yahweh raises up the young to confound those who consider themselves to be wise. I think of the child-preachers in China who have converted tens of thousands. But when that happens, there is no mistaking Yahweh's hand.
One supposes that those who are not saved at the coming of Yah'shua (assuming they are alive) will see Him only upon His return but not thereafter since they are not connected to Him spiritually.
See The Mystery of the Second Coming
See The Sacred Garden of Yahweh
See Confused by the Confusion and Christian Denominations
|Glossary of MLT Hebraic, Greek and English Terms |
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AGlossary Copyright ©2007 Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon (MLT) - All Rights Reserved
Adon(ai) = Master, a pagan fertility god, Adonis; used by many Messianics but not MLT
(a)eon(ian) = 7 dispensation- or age-long time periods, not forever (see le-olam-va-ed)
Alef-Tav = Alpha-Omega, A-Z, first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet = Yah'shua
Amen = truly, let it be so, written Amein by some Messianics
Apocrypha = Hebraic Scriptures not a part of the Protestant canon (e.g. Baruch)
Anti-Messiah = Hebraic term for the end-time Antichrist or anyone opposed to the Messiah
antinomian = lawless Christian who disregards all or part of Torah/commandments
Ashkenazi Jew = East European Jew descended from the Turkic-Japhethite Khazars
Assembly = church, congregation, ekklesia, community, fellowship, koinonia, gathering
Azazel = the Yom Kippur scapegoat
Baal, Ba'al = any other master than Yahweh, usually demonic in MLT terminology
Bachor(im) = firstborn son(s)
Bar/Bat Mitzvah = Son/Daughter of Commandment, covenant to obey Torah at age 12
being = soul, the whole person (spirit and body), e.g. "my whole being"
Beit, bet, beth = house, e.g. Beit Yisrael (House of Israel), Beth Lechem (House of Bread)
Beit haMikdash = Yahweh's Temple in Yerushalayim
B'rit Chadashah = the New Covenant; B'rit Chadashah Scriptures = New Testament
B'rit Milah = circumcision - abolished in the B'rit Chadashah, replaced by Mikvah
canon = authoritative Scripture (Heb. qaneh, Gk. kanŰn = measuring instrument)
Catechumen = a serious, covenanted investigator seeking Mikvah or Baptism in MLT
Chag haMatzah = Feast of Unleavened Bread, second of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Chavurat Bekorot = MLT's Priesthood Order, Holy Order and Assembly of the Firstborn
Cohen = priest; Cohen Gadol = High Priest (also spelled Kohen)
Council of Yah's elohim = the heavenly Assembly of the Firstborn or Chavurat Bekorot
demon = fallen malek or angel in rebellion against Yahweh (Heb. shad; see l-Shaddai)
derech = the Way, Path or Road - Yah'shua and the Gospel are the Way
Drash = moral or homiletic interpretation of Scripture - see PaRDeS
Echad = One, Union of two or more in one (as opposed to Yachid) - see Elohim
Echad Godhead Doctrine = Father Yahweh, Son Yah'shua and Sevenfold Ruach (Mother)
Êl, Eloah, Elah = God the Father, Yahweh
Êl-Elyon = Most High God, Yahweh
Êl-Shaddai = Master/Lord over all shads or demons
Elohim = God, the Godhead (Father, Son & Holy Spirit), lit. 'Mighty One(s)', 'Ruler(s)'
elohim = Israelite judges, rulers, angels or gods (false deities, idols, demons)
emunah = faith, actively trusting, clinging or adhering to (especially Yahweh or Yah'shua)
emet = truth, Yah'shua is the Emet
Ephraimite = descendant of the patriarch Ephraim and head of Messsianic Israel
Feasts of Yahweh = the 7 annual Moedim (Pesach, Chag haMatzah, Yom haBikkurim, Shavu'ot, Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot)
Gan-Eden = Garden of Eden, Paradise and state of the purified heart in Messiah
goy(im) = nation(s), Israelites or gentiles not born in or converted to the Covenant
hallelu-Yah = praise Yah(weh)!
Heylel = proper name of Satan or haSatan = the Adversary, the devil
Sabbath = Yom Shabbat (Friday to Saturday sunset, add 1 day in IDL Zone)
Hochmah = Wisdom, title of the 7-fold Ruach haQodesh
IDL = International Date Line, false man-made time division in Pacific Ocean
IDL Zone = Area between the true Divine Date Line (Lake Van/Eden) and the false one
Israeli = citizen of the modern Edomite-Khazar Republic of Israel (not Biblical Israel)
Israelite = citizen of biblical state of Israel or a modern follower of the Messiah
Jew = post-biblical term describing descendants of Edomite and Khazar converts to Judaism
Johannine = pertaining to the Apostle Yochanan (e.g. Gospel of John)
Josephite = descendant of the patriarch Joseph, the head of Messianic Israel
Judahite = a person in direct descent from the patriarch Judah, forefather of the Messiah
Judaism = a Talmudic-based religion rejecting Yah'shua the Messiah
Judean = a citizen of the Kingdom or Province of Judah until the 2nd Century diaspora
Kadosh la Yahweh = set-apart or dedicated to Yahweh, 'Holiness to the Lord', MLT motto
Karaites = Jews (from 700 AD) who reject the Talmud and accept only the Tanakh
kashrut = keeping kosher, food laws of Yahweh and correspinding lifestyle
Ketuvim = Writings or Hagiographa of the Tanakh
Khazar = a Turkic convert to Judaism ~700 AD forming the Ashkenazi Jewish community
kosher = clean foods authorised by Yahweh for human consumption
Lashon Hara = evil-speaking, gossip or slander
legalism = false route to salvation through works (self-salvation)
le-olam-va-ed = dispensation- or age-long, aeonian, not eternal, forever or for eternity
Lev = heart, as in Lev-Tsiyon = heart of Zion
Lev-Tsiyon = Heart of the Fortress [of Yahweh], Hebrew name of MLT's founder
Master = Lord, Sir, Adon(ai) - (one in authority, a ruler - a king, husband, prophet, judge)
Malak(im) = Angel(s), heavenly supernatural messenger(s)
manna = wafers of honey, bread from heaven (lit. 'what is this?')
matzah = unleavened bread, see Chag haMatzah
Menorah = 7-armed candlearbra = the 7 annual Moedim and 7-fold Ruach haQodesh
Messiah = Christ; Anti-Messiah = Antichrist
Messianic Community = Body of Christ, sum total of all true believers; all true fellowships
Messianic Israel = all who worship Yahweh, trust in Yah'shua, obey Torah and overcome
Messianic Jew = Messianic convert from Judaism still clinging to Talmudic traditions
Midrash = aggadic interpretation of scripture vi‚ Drash, a scriptural discussion
Mikvah = baptism by immersion of convert into Yah'shua or of wife into husband
Mishpachah = family: nuclear, congregational, tribal or the whole of Messianic Israel
MLT = Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon = family of the heart of the fortress [of Yahweh]
Mishpat = right-ruling or judgement
mitzvah/mitzvot = commandment(s)
moed(im) = appointment(s) of Yahweh, 7 Annual Feasts, Sabbath and Rosh Chodesh
Nefilim, Nephilim = giant offspring of materialised demons and human women
Nevi'im = prophetic writings of the Old Testament or Tanakh
New Birth = spiritual conversion in the Ruach haRishon, being 'born again' with new heart
Nidah = a woman's menstruation period during which no intercourse is permitted
Olive Branch = collection of revelations, prophecies and visions published by MLT
Paraclete = Comforter, Advocate (NEB), Counsellor, Ruach haQodesh (Gk. paraklÍtos)
PaRDeS = method of textual interpretation (homiletics) - see P'shat, Remez, Drash, Sod
Patriarch = a father who is head of his family, clan or tribe (lit. 'father-ruler')
Pentateuch = first five books of the Tanakh (Genesis-Deuteronomy), also called Torah
peribolaion = headcovering worn by daughters/wives in submission to fathers/husbands
Pesach = Passover, first of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Peshitta = an Aramaic version of the Bible
Prototrinitarianism = early, simplified MLT formulation of the Echad Godhead Doctrine
Prush(im) = Pharisee(s)
Pseudepigrapha = Non-canonical Hebrew writings additional to the Apocrypha
P'shat = literal, contextual, philological, exoteric, outer meaning of Scripture - see PaRDeS
Qadosh Qadoshim = Holy of Holies, most sacred set-apart room of the Beit haMikdash
Qodesh, Kodesh = set-apart, holy (see Ruach haQodesh)
Rabbi = Teacher, term used by Messianic Jews and some Messianic Israelites = Pastor
Refuge, the 12 Cities of = divinely protected MLT fortresses during the 7-year Tribulation
Remez = hint or allegorical level of Hebraic understanding of Scripture - see PaRDeS
Rosh Chodesh = monthly New Moon appointment of Yahweh
ruach = spirit of a person (lit.'breath')
Ruach Elohim = Spirit of God (the Spirit of the collective Godhead or Elohim)
Ruach haChamashee = 5th Ruach presides over Yom Teruah and Yom Chamashee
Ruach haQodesh = the Sevenfold Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost (lit. 'Set-Apart Breath')
Ruach haRevee = 4th Ruach presides over Shavu'ot, Yom Revee and Bar Mitzvah
Ruach haRishon = 1st Ruach presides over Pesach, Yom Rishon and the New Birth
Ruach haShanee = 2nd Ruach presides over Chag haMatzah and Yom Shanee
Ruach haSheshi = 6th Ruach presides over Yom Kippur and Yom Sheshi
Ruach haShleshi = 3rd Ruach presides over Yom haBikkurim, Yom Shleshi and Mikvah
Sabbath = Yom Shabbat (Friday to Saturday sunset, add 1 day in IDL Zone)
Satan = rebel archangel Heylel, father of lies, devil, chief demon (lit.'Adversary')
Sephardic Jew = West European Jew of mixed blood containing many Judahites
Septuagint = Greek translation of the Tanakh, LXX
Shegal haShabbat = 7th Ruach (Sabbath Queen) presides over Sukkot and Yom Shabbat
Shekinah = Divine Presence and Glory of Yahweh-Elohim
Set-apart = holy, sanctified, consecrated, dedicated, separated (to and by Yahweh)
Shabbat-Shabbaton = High Sabbath (e.g. Yom Kippur)
Shalom = heavenly peace, standard Hebraic greeting invoking Yahweh's peace
Shamash(im) = servant(s), deacon(s), attendant(s)
Shavu'ot = Pentecost or Weeks, fourth of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Sheol = grave or pit, euphamism for Hades or hell - also see Tartarus
shofar = ram's horn, blown during Yahweh's Moedim
simcha = joy, keynote of Sukkot
Sod = mystical, anagogic, inner or esoteric understanding of Scripture - see PaRDeS
Sukkot = Tabernacles or Booths, seventh of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Synagogue = Greek word used by Jews and Messianics (but not MLT) for a meeting house
talmid(a) = male/female disciple or student
Talmud = scriptures, teachings and commentaries belonging to non-Messianic Judaism
Tanakh = acronym for Old Testament Scriptures - Torah, Nevi'im & Ketuvim
Tartarus = place of imprisonment under the earth for rebellious angels and Nephilim
teshuvah = repentance, remorse and contrition leading back to Torah obedience
Torah = Yahweh's teachings or Law; New Covenant Torah includes Yah'shua's teachings
Tribulation, the Great = the final 7 years of the present aeon when Anti-Messiah rules
Trinity = Catholic Godhead formula - see Echad Godhead Doctrine and Prototrinitarianism
Tsiyon = Zion, a fortress, a name of Jerusalem and a prominent hill
Tzitzit/Tizitziyot = tassel(s) worn by men in remembrance of Torah
Universalism = salvation of all at the cosmic Yovel, with different rewards and punishments
Yachid = one, single person or item, as opposed to Echad (many in one, unity)
Yah'shua the Messiah = Jesus Christ (the Son)
Yahudah = Judah - see Judahite
Yahweh, Yah, YHWH = the true Name of our Heavenly Father, also carried by Yah'shua
Yahweh-Elohim = LORD God (the Father, Yahweh as Head of the Godhead or Elohim)
Yahweh haQatan = the sent Yahweh = Yah(weh)'shua, Malak of Yahweh's Presence
Yam Suf = Sea of Reeds, the true Israelite Exodus water crossing, not the Red Sea
Yarden = Jordan River (lit. 'meanderer')
Yerushalayim = Jerusalem
Yisrael = Israel (lit. 'ruling with l') = true believers under the New Covenant
Yom Chamashee = 5th day of the week (Thursday, Friday in IDL Zone)
Yom Din, Yom haDin = (the) Day of Judgement
Yom haBikkurim = Feast of Firstfruits, third of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Yom Revee = 4th day of the week (Wednesday, Thursday in IDL Zone)
Yom Rishon = 1st day of the week (Sunday, Monday in IDL Zone)
Yom Kippur = Day of Atonement, sixth of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Yom Shabbat = 7th day of the week and Sabbath Rest (Saturday, Sunday in IDL Zone)
Yom Shanee = 2nd day of the week (Monday, Tuesday in IDL Zone)
Yom Sheshi = 6th day of the week (Friday, Saturday in IDL Zone)
Yom Shleshi = 3rd day of the week (Tuesday, Wednesday in IDL Zone)
Yom Teruah = Day of Trumpets, fifth of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Yosef = Joseph - see Josephite
Yovel = Jubilee or Year of Jubilee
Zaqen(im) = elder(s) of an assembly or congregation, or senior members of a community
ZoŽ Life = Greek term for spiritual life in the Messiah
Commonly Used MLT Abbreviations
For additional abbreviations and explanations,
please see the Micropedia
Amp.V(er). = Amplified Version of the Bible
Aram. = Aramaic
AV = Authorised Version of the Bible - see KJV
BCAY = B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - see NCCG
BoA = Books of Abraham (e.g. 1Abr., 2Abr., etc.)
cp, cf = compare with
CB(Q) = Chavurat Bekorot
CEV = Contemporary English Version of the Bible
ch. = chapter
CJB = Complete Jewish Bible
CLNT = Concordant Literal New Testament
CYe = Council of Yah's elohim
Eng. = English
ff. = and onwards/forwards
fn = footnote
Gk. = Greek
GNB = Good News Bible - see TEV
Heb. = Hebrew, Hebraic
HEM = Holy Echad Marriage, eternal marriage
HO = Holy Order - see Chavurat Bekorot
HOC = Holy Order Collection of revelations - see OB
HRV = Hebraic-Roots Version of the Bible
ibid. = ibidem (lit. 'in the same place'), referring to a book previously cited
ICJC = Independent Church of Jesus Christ, earlier name of NCCF
ISRV = Institute for Scripture Research Version of the Bible
JB = Jerusalem Bible
JBP/Phillips = J.B.Phillips translation of the New Testament
JNT = Jewish New Testament
KJV = King James Version of the Bible - see AV
LB = Living Bible
lit. = literally or literature
LXX = Septuagint, Greek translation of the OT
MLT = Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon
Moff. = Moffatt translation of the Bible
MRC = Messianic Renewed Covenant Version of the NT
MS(S) = Manuscript(s)
NASB, NASV = New American Standard Bible/Version
NC&C = New Covenants & Commandments - see OB
NCCF = New Covenant Christian Fellowship, earlier name of NCCG
NCCG = New Covenant Church of God, earlier name of MLT - see BCAY
NCP = New Covenant Press, publishing arm of MLT
NCW = New Covenant Witness, MLT magazine
NEB = New English Bible
NIV = New International Version of the Bible
NKJV = New King James Version of the Bible
Nor. = Norwegian
NT = New Testament, B'rit Chadashah
NWT = New World Translation of the Bible, unreliable Jehovah's Witness version
OB = Olive Branch - see NC&C
OJB = Orthodox Jewish Bible (Phil Goble)
op.cit. = opere citato (lit. in the work cited)
OT = Old Testament, Tanakh
p(p). = page(s)
pl. = plural - see s.
PWNC = Prophetic Words of the New Covenant, revelation cataloging system - see OB
QED = quod erat demonstrandum (lit. which was shown to be proved)
RCF = Restoration Christian Fellowship, earlier name of ICJC
RhQ = Ruach haQodesh, Holy Spirit
RSTNE = Restoration Scriptures True Name Edition of the Bible
RSV = Revised Standard Version of the Bible
RV = Revised Version of the Bible
s. = singular - see pl.
S&G = Smith & Goodspeed Version of the Bible
TEV = Today's English Version of the Bible - see GNB
Vulg. = Biblia Vulgata, Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible
WEB = World English Bible
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