Checklist • • • • • • • • • • Congregational Projector Blue cord to projector Power cord extension to projector Computer Power cord to computer Mouse for computer Net antennae Usb cord for antennae Usb extension for antennae • • • • • • • • • • • • • Torah scroll Tallit Extra Tallit for reader Kippa Tsit tsits Webcam Shofar Keys for building Envelopes Biz cards Welcome cards Sign Sandwich boards • • • • • • • • • • Supplies Plastic spoons, knives and forks Coffee maker Coffee Coffee cups Water/juice cups Juice Food/desert Tablecloth Napkins Temple Sheckles Available In The Hallway! Romans 3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? Or what profit is there of circumcision? 2 Much in every way! PENING low the Shofar 3 3 PENING Why do we blow the Shofar? Exodus 19:16 “On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and there was the sounding of a very loud SHOFAR blast. Everyone in the camp trembled.” Because this is the way G-D begins sacred assemblies 4 4 Announcements • Monday is Israeli Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron) • The following day is Israeli Independence day (Yom HaAtzma'ut). • They’re big days in Israel recognizing the fallen Israeli soldiers in time past and then rejoicing the establishment of the State of Israel. Announcements • We are in the process of making a 4 foot by 4 foot sign with our name on it (Beit Aveinu) which we’ll be putting somewhere down on the main street so people driving by will see our name and hopefully start attending our fellowship. • Bob has been making this sign for us and we’re very grateful. Announcements • Counting of the Omer is a counting of each of the forty-nine days between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot. This mitzvah derives from the Torah commandment to count forty-nine days beginning from the day on which the Omer, a sacrifice containing an omer-measure of barley, was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem, up until the day before an offering of wheat was brought to the Temple on Shavuot (June 7th this year)… Announcements • We’ve been doing this on the Beit Aveinu website. You’ll see the counter at the bottom of the homepage. • We’ll be doing a teaching on it soon. News • Osama Bin Laden is dead!!! (whohoo) HEMA ISRAEL Hear oh Israel Shema Israel Adoni Elohaynu (Hear oh Israel the L-RD our G-D) Adoni Echad (The L-RD is one) 10 10 HEMA ISRAEL Hear oh Israel Part 2 Barukh shem k'vod malkhuto l'olam va'ed. Blessed be the Name of His glorious kingdom for ever and ever. 11 11 hy do we recite/sing the SHEMA? Because Messiah said it was the greatest Commandment Mark 12:28-29 28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the greatest commandment of all?” 29 And Yeshua answered him, “The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is One Lord:” 12 12 e-nay Ma Tov Behold how good - Psalm 133:1 Am He-Nay Maw tove Behold how good Oo-maw nye—eem And how pleasant it is Shevet aw-heem For brothers to dwell Gum Yaw Hawd In unity 13 13 -Seh Shalom CL3 Play Em Em O-seh Shalom Am Beem rue-mawv D7 G Who yah-seh Am Shalom aw-lay-nu D7 G V'al kol Em Em Yees-raw-ale Am B'-eem rue Em Bf7 Em Eem rue Ah- main -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Em Am D7 G Ya-a-seh sha-lom Ya-a-seh sha-lom G Bf7 Em Shalom aw-lay-new V’al kol Yees-raw-ale Sing twice 2X May He who makes peace in His heights make peace upon us and upon all Israel…Amen." 14 14 men CL 3 A A-men ….A-men….A-men, A-men, A-men Baw-rouk Ha-Shem, Baw-rouk Ha-Shem, Blessed be the Name, blessed be the Name Baw-rouk Ha-Shem Me-she-ach Blessed be the Name of Messiah 15 15 Chavareem Toveem! • Chavareem Toveem! • Meet any new people. Let them see that Messianics truly understand community and brotherly/sisterly love. • If someone is already talking to a visitor stand in line to meet them don’t just walk away. We want to descend on them like they are a lost relative. • Say hello to old friends. Find out how their week has been going. Show that you care. • Say hello to anyone you have something against… and give them a hug . There is room in the Body for forgiveness. • Exercise modesty with your hugs. Chavareem Toveem Chavareem Toveem • • • • • • • • • • • • • Chavereem toveem (Good friends) Chavereem Toveem (Good friends) this is the time to stand up and sing Chavereem Toveem (Good friends) Chavereem Toveem (Good friends) on this Sabbath day it's an offering we bring Baruch HaShem chavere shellee (Blessed be The Name my friend) we're brothers and sisters… one family Chavereem toveem chavereem toveem this is the time to stand up and sing Chavereem toveem chavereem toveem on this Sabbath day it's the offering we bring Baruch HaShem chavere shellee united in Him we will live throughout eternity. Chaveereem toveem Prayers • Joann, Barbara, Pam, Karin, Jesse, Bob for healing. • Prayer for Salvation for loved ones and the Jewish people… • Sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem. May His Shalom (Yeshua) come quickly. Pray for G-d’s will in the Middle East. • Evi’s family Prayers • Pray for Pam’s family (Cinda). We went and visited her again. • Pray for our government • Karin’s Granddaughter Heather • Barbara’s grand-daughter Karlie in New York for safety and Salvation and her son Van. Prayers • Wayne’s friend Ariel • Amy’s cousin’s girlfriend for treatment for drugs. • Steve for aftermath concerning cancer • Pastors in Wenatchee • Joann’s eye and her mom for her memory to return. • Russ’s oldest daughter for surgery on her ears. ring our gifts to the altar We Bring Our Sacrifice With Praise We Bring Our Sacrifice With Praise Unto the House of the LORD (2 X) And we offer unto Him Our sacrifices with thanksgiving And we offer unto Him Our sacrifices with joy 22 La'asok B'divray Torah Blessing Before The Reading Of The Torah Next Week’s Parsha • May 14, 2011 Behar ("On mount Sinai"): • Leviticus 25:1-26:2 • Jeremiah 32:6-27 • Luke 21-22 Today’s Parsha • May 07, 2011 Emor ("Say"): • Leviticus 21:1-24:23 • Ezekiel 44:15-31 • Luke 18-20 • • • • We’ll read Lev 21 Ezekiel 44:15-31 Luke 18: 31- end of chapter. Lev 21 • 1 ADONAI said to Moshe, "Speak to the cohanim, the sons of Aharon; tell them: 'No cohen is to make himself unclean for any of his people who dies, 2 except for his close relatives -his mother, father, son, daughter and brother; 3 he may also make himself unclean for his virgin sister who has never married and is therefore dependent on him. 4 He may not make himself unclean, because he is a leader among his people; doing so would profane him. Lev 21 • 5 Cohanim are not to make bald spots on their heads, mar the edges of their beards or cut gashes in their flesh. 6 Rather, they are to be holy for their God and not profane the name of their God. For they are the ones who present ADONAI with offerings made by fire, the bread of their God; therefore they must be holy. 7 "'A cohen is not to marry a woman who is a prostitute, who has been profaned or who has been divorced; because he is holy for his God. Lev 21 • 8 Rather, you are to set him apart as holy, because he offers the bread of your God; he is to be holy for you, because I, ADONAI, who makes you holy, am holy. 9 The daughter of a cohen who profanes herself by prostitution profanes her father; she is to be put to death by fire. 10 "'The cohen who is ranked highest among his brothers, the one on whose head the anointing oil is poured and who is consecrated to put on the garments, is not to stop grooming his hair, tear his clothes, Lev 21 • 11 go in to where any dead body is or make himself unclean, even when his father or mother dies. 12 He may not leave the sanctuary then or profane the sanctuary of his God, because the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is on him; I am ADONAI. 13 "'He is to marry a virgin; Lev 21 • 14 he may not marry a widow, divorcee, profaned woman or prostitute; but he must marry a virgin from among his own people 15 and not disqualify his descendants among his people; because I am ADONAI, who makes him holy.'" 16 ADONAI said to Moshe, 17 "Tell Aharon, 'None of your descendants who has a defect may approach to offer the bread of his God. Lev 21 • 18 No one with a defect may approach - no one blind, lame, with a mutilated face or a limb too long, 19 a broken foot or a broken arm, 20 a hunched back, stunted growth, a cataract in his eye, festering or running sores, or damaged testicles - Lev 21 • 21 no one descended from Aharon the cohen who has such a defect may approach to present the offerings for ADONAI made by fire; he has a defect and is not to approach to offer the bread of his God. 22 He may eat the bread of his God, both the especially holy and the holy; Lev 21 • 23 only he is not to go in to the curtain or approach the altar, because he has a defect so that he will not profane my holy places, because I am ADONAI, who makes them holy.'" 24 Moshe said these things to Aharon, his sons and all the people of Isra'el. • END Baruch HaShem Ez 44 15 - end of chapter • 15 "'However, the cohanim, who are L'vi'im and descendants of Tzadok, who took care of my sanctuary when the people of Isra'el went astray from me - they are the ones who will approach me and serve me; it is they who will attend me and offer me the fat and the blood,' says Adonai ELOHIM. 16 'They will enter my sanctuary, approach my table to minister to me and perform my service. Ez 44 15 - end of chapter • 17 "'Once they enter the gates of the inner courtyard, they are to wear linen clothing; they are not to wear any wool while serving at the gates of the inner courtyard or inside it. 18 They are to wear linen turbans on their heads and linen underclothes on their bodies, and they are not to wear anything that makes them sweat. 19 Before going out to the people in the outer courtyard, they are to remove the clothes in which they minister, lay them in the holy rooms, and put on other clothes; so that they won't transmit holiness to the people by means of their clothing. Ez 44 15 - end of chapter • 20 They are not to shave their heads or let their hair grow long, but must keep their hair carefully trimmed. 21 No cohen is to drink wine when he enters the inner courtyard. 22 They may not marry a widow or a divorcee but must marry virgins descended from the house of Isra'el or a widow whose deceased husband was a cohen. 23 "'They are to teach my people the difference between holy and common and enable them to distinguish between clean and unclean. Ez 44 15 - end of chapter • 24 They are to be judges in controversies, and they are to render decisions in keeping with my rulings. At all my designated festivals they are to keep my laws and regulations, and they are to keep my shabbats holy. 25 They are not to come to any dead person, because this would make them unclean; however, for father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister who has had no husband they may make themselves unclean. Ez 44 15 - end of chapter • 26 After a cohen has been purified, he is to wait seven days. 27 Then, on the day he enters the sanctuary, when he goes into the inner courtyard to minister in the sanctuary, he is to offer his sin offering,' says Adonai ELOHIM. 28 "'Their inheritance is to be this: I myself am their inheritance. You are not to grant them any possession in Isra'el - I myself am their possession. Ez 44 15 - end of chapter • 29 They are to eat the grain offerings, sin offerings and guilt offerings; and everything in Isra'el devoted [to God] will be theirs. Ez 44 15 - end of chapter • 30 The first of all the firstfruits of everything, and every voluntary contribution of everything, from all your offerings, will be for the cohanim. You are also to give the cohen the first of your dough, so that a blessing will rest on your house. Ez 44 15 - end of chapter • 31 The cohanim are not to eat anything, bird or animal, that dies naturally or is torn to death. • END Baruch HaShem Luke 18: 31- end of chapter. • 31 Then, taking the Twelve, Yeshua said to them, "We are now going up to Yerushalayim, where everything written through the prophets about the Son of Man will come true. 32 For he will be handed over to the Goyim and be ridiculed, insulted and spat upon. 33 Then, after they have beaten him, they will kill him. But on the third day he will rise." Luke 18: 31- end of chapter. • 34 However, they understood none of this; its meaning had been hidden from them, and they had no idea what he was talking about. 35 As Yeshua approached Yericho, a blind man was sitting by the road, begging. 36 When he heard the crowd going past, he asked what it was all about; 37 and they told him, "Yeshua from Natzeret is passing by." Luke 18: 31- end of chapter. • 38 He called out, "Yeshua! Son of David! Have pity on me!" 39 Those in front scolded him in order to get him to shut up, but he shouted all the louder, "Son of David! Have pity on me!" 40 Yeshua stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he had come, Yeshua asked him, Luke 18: 31- end of chapter. • 41 "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said, "Lord, let me be able to see." 42 Yeshua said to him, "See again! your trust has healed you!" 43 Instantly he received his sight and began following him, glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they too praised God. • END Baruch HaShem Noten HaTorah • Baruch atah Adonay Eloheynu melech ha'olam, asher bachar banu mikol-ha'amim, venatan lanu et-torato. Baruch atah Adonay, noten hatorah. • Blessed are You, LORD our God, king of the universe, who chose us from all the peoples and gave to us His Torah. Blessed are You, LORD, giver of the Torah. Video Cam Reminder • Turn on the video camera and CHECK IT! Today’s Joke • • • One day G-d called the Pope, and He said, "I have good news and bad news. First the good news. I am tired of all the squabbling between the religions on earth. I have decided there will be only the one true religion." The Pope was overjoyed and told G-d how wise His decision was, then asked, "What's the bad news?". G-d said, Today’s Joke • "The bad news is that I am calling from Jerusalem." Demonology • • This is a 3 part series. Today we’ll be learning about the various categories of evil spirits in the Tanach. Demonology • • In the next 2 weeks we’re going to talk about how the kingdom of Satan is set up. Which spirits fell with Satan (Cherubim, Chief Princes etc) Demonology • What the Rabbis in ancient writings said about demons (where they were most likely to be found here on earth etc). Demonology • We’ll also discuss the best methods in praying and strategizing against them. (It’s not the way you’ve been taught in Church). Demonology • We’re also going to find out that Saul did NOT speak to the spirit of Samuel, but he spoke directly to a demon impersonating Samuel. Demonology • We’re also going to be talking about evil spirits who were so powerful they turned planets into dust. Demonology • • These spirits were locked up just before the creation of man but they’re coming back. You might want to know who they are and what they’re capable of. Demonology • • Before we begin on this topic we have to understand one thing and we have to understand it well. If we’re Born Again, we have nothing to fear. Demonology • That doesn’t mean we don’t need to understand the Adversary, HaShitan (Satan), and how he operates, both he and his hosts. Demonology • We need to be aware of the spiritual environment with a complete strategic response. Demonology • • In other words, we gotta be smart. Sitting idly by thinking “we’re covered by the blood thus we need to do nothing” is a failing plan. Demonology • • “Study to show thyself approved” includes the parts of the Bible that speak of demons. Pan-demonology is nothing more then apathy! Demonology • I’ve seen good Believers often times saved (lower case “s”) from their ignorance in their responses to demonic activity and some times not. Demonology • Some Believers have suffered due to their lack of discernment when it came to demonic activity in their own families and apathy towards demonic activity in their work or communal life. Demonology • A little education can go a long way and with a little effort and an open mind we can be effective and perhaps, just perhaps dodge a few bullets. Demonology • Now, In order to understand demons, we also have to understand angels. Demonology • • We’ve done a class here on angelology and we’re going to need that information to build on a little later. Because what are demons but fallen angels. Demonology • • • We’ll start a little with Lucifer. If you talk to Jews today many of them will say Jews never believed in an actual Satan They say that “he’s only spoken of symbolically”. Demonology • I’ll show you in this series that it’s quite clear that the ancient Rabbis thought of Satan and demons in a very literal sense. Demonology • • So much so that they even believed they (demons) could cross into the physical realm. They were everywhere according to some Rabbis… Demonology • Rabbi Abba Benyamin said, "If the eye could see them, they’d go mad. They surround one on all sides. They are more numerous than humans.” Demonology • Many Christians also believe there’s many evil spirits out there and quote Rabbi Yochanon (John the Beloved) in Revelation when he wrote… Demonology • • • REV 12 3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. Demonology • The commentators say that this passage is proof that 1/3 of all the angels fell with Lucifer. Demonology • • One writer puts it this way… “Bible scholars agree that a third of the angels were cast out with Satan”. He’s right the scholars do agree on this. Demonology • • They also point out that “stars always denote angels in Scripture unless actually speaking of stars”. Which is how they arrive to this conclusion about the stars falling are angels who then became demons. Demonology • • Though I do believe there are myriads of fallen angels, this passage is NOT speaking of that. Let’s look at the context of this passage and see what we can find here… Demonology • • • • REV 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. Demonology • • • 12 stars it says there in verse 1. There’s two ways we could look at this for starters. Off the top of your head, give me 2 ways to interpret who the 12 stars could be? What does the number 12 bring to mind? Demonology 1. 12 tribes of Israel 2. 12 Disciples perhaps • When I think of angels, the number 12 doesn’t even come up! Demonology • In fact, whenever the Bible speak of stars it’s ALWAYS referring to people unless it’s speaking outright about stars. Demonology • • How does the Church get “angles” out of “stars”??? It doesn’t make any sense. Let’s look at the next passage and tell me if it’s talking about angels… Demonology • • • Joseph had some dreams in Gen 37… 8And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. 9And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. Demonology • • • • Who were the stars? People! Here’s another passage, Judges 5… 20They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera. Demonology • • Commentators say, “See! That’s the angels coming to fight for God”. In ancient writings whenever they say “course of the stars, it always is talking about real stars. Never about spirits or angels. Demonology • The word course there is the same word for orbit and only used in connection to astronomy. Demonology • • What about this one? Revelation 1:20 • 20The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches. Demonology • • Well, see right there it says the “angels are stars”. Can’t be any more clear then that right? Demonology • • We covered this in the angelology class we did. Angels in both Greek and Hebrew means what? Demonology • • It can mean a spirit messenger or a human messenger. I then showed you that the next chapters in Revelation said some things like… Demonology • • Revelation 2 1Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These stars things saith he that holdeth the seven in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; • It wasn’t telling us to write to spirit beings in heaven. It was speaking about a person, the “Messenger of the Church”, The Messenger of the Synagogue (the word Church had not yet been invented). Demonology • • • The Messenger of the Church was the Chazzan. Dr. Ron Mosely puts it best… There also was a public minister of the synagogue called a chazen (Massada movie) who prayed, preached behind a wooden pulpit, and took care of the general oversight of the reading of the Law and other congregational duties. He did not read the Law, but stood by the one who did, to correct and oversee, ensuring that it was done properly. He selected seven readers each week who were well-educated in the Hebrew Scriptures… Demonology • The group consisted of one priest, one Levite, and five regular Israelites. The terms overseer of the congregation, angel of the church, and minister of the synagogue all referred to this position.” Demonology • • • • • • These angels of the Church were people, not spirit beings. So let’s look at it again. 1Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand. So who are the 7 stars? The 7 readers of the Scriptures in the Synagogue. Btw speaking of the 7 readers…Acts 6:3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. Who was Yeshua talking about? The 7 readers! Demonology • • So there’s some unlearning we have to do first here. This whole thing about the stars being cast from heaven in Revelation being about angels falling isn’t consistent. Demonology • The same commentators who say that Rev 12:4 is about angels falling will turn right around and teach that Daniel 8 is about the end days, which it is about the end days but they’re not being consistent yet again… Demonology • • • • Daniel 8 9And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land (Israel). 10And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. Sound familier? Demonology • • • I’m sorry, did angels fall again? Nobody thinks that Daniel 8 is about the fall of the angels with Lucifer etc. The “scholars” are simply not connecting the dots. Demonology • Daniel 8 is talking about the SAME THING as Rev 12:1! Demonology • “Well Brother, one is way back in Daniel and the other is way up in Revelation, easy mistake”. Demonology • Ok lets go back to the passage we read in Revelation and we’ll see them do it in the same chapter. Demonology • • • • • REV 12:1And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. (this part of the passage is always used prophetically by the commentators) 3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. (This part of the passage is used to talk about the past, the fall of Satan and the demons) Stars and stars do you see a connection? Demonology • • Call me crazy, but I think the stars in verse 1 are connected to the stars in verse 4 and are talking about the same time with the same future tense being used. The whole thing is absurd, let me explain this to you bottom line… Demonology • • • • Everything in the Book of Revelation is prophetic. None of it is historical. Read it through. John doesn’t speak of anything from his past, ONLY of his future. Demonology • • • So who are these stars in Revelation? They’re people… saints. There is a great falling away in the end days and that’s what it’s talking about. Demonology • • Torah Light has a whole teaching on this Great Falling Away, it’s in my dad’s book, “The Empire Of The AntiChrist”. I wont go into it more right now, I want to move on with this teaching on demonology. Demonology • For the purposes of this teaching, it’s suffice to know that the stars in Revelation are NOT angels. Demonology • So let’s look at some different classifications/words and translations in the Old Testament concerning evil spirits. Demonology • As we do this, it is important to be aware that translation is not a matter of finding a single word in one language that translates another word in another language. Demonology • Translation is more often the translation of ideas and concepts rather than merely words, and there is rarely a one-to-one correspondence of single words between languages. Demonology • This is especially true of languages that are separated by 3,000 years of history and culture. Demonology • Strange or foreign gods (זרים, zeriym) • Disgusting Ones /abominations (תועבת, toe‘eebat) • The Devastators/Demons ( לשּׁדיםleshediym) Demonology • gods (אלהים, elohiym) • New Ones (חדשים, chadashim,) Demonology • So let’s look at a few of these categories so we can understand more about evil spirits. Demonology • • • • The first one is “strange gods”. (zariym) We see this verbiage used for example in Ps. 44 20If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god (zeriym); 21Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. Demonology • • When this particular term is used it’s denoting gods/evil spirits that are brought by “the stranger”. In other words, gods of other peoples. Demonology • • Does that mean that the gods of other peoples are all real evil spirits? No, it doesn’t. People since the beginning of time have made up gods. Demonology • • Some of them are real (demons/Satan) and some of them don’t even exist. I could make an idol out of toothpicks right now, name it “Oogelmyer” and start worshipping it. Demonology • • • That doesn’t mean there is a toothpick god/demon named Oogelmyer. It’s simply a figment of my imagination. I made it up. Demonology • • We have to maintain that not all “gods” are real. We have to keep that separation in our minds. Demonology • • See, I don’t believe there is a demon of fire. I believe G-d created fire. There are religions (one in Hawaii) that worships the “Fire” god. Demonology • • • Can they become possessed while worshiping their fable fire god? Yep. They’re just possessed by a real demon that exists who masquerades as a “fire” demon. Demonology • abhorrent things is the next one. toe‘eebat • Those are the demons of buttermilk. • My dad and Teresa’s brother have this demon. Demonology • This term (toe‘eebat )תועבתmeans “Disgusting Ones” and is often used to refer generally to the practices connected to Baal worship. Demonology • that included objects like sacred poles (may pole), decoration of trees (Xmas) Demonology • We learn something interesting about this in Scripture. I’m sure you’ve all heard people tell you, “I have a Christmas tree but I don’t worship it or anything, so it’s ok if I have it”. • Deut 7:26 • 26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination (toe‘eebat) into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing. Demonology • Toe‘eebat also included demons connected to practices of the fertility religion (Ishtar and remember Ishtar was the wife of Baal, there’s the connection with Baal worship) like homosexuality, which were all "abhorrent" or "offensive" to Israelites. Demonology • We see an example of that in Lev. 18:22 • 22Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination (toe‘eebat )תועבת. • There is a demon that is associated with homosexuality. • I’m sure many of you already knew this but now you know it’s in the evil spirit category of… “toe‘eebat” Demonology • Having items in your house that are associated with Ishtar, the sex goddess, like Christmas trees (the phallus) Demonology • and the Christmas wreath (woman’s private parts), Easter eggs (fertility) invites toe‘eebat into your very home. Demonology • This is NOT something you want around your kids. You wanna dodge this bullet, you’re not always covered in your ignorance. Demonology • “Well, I didn’t know so everything is ok” • Maybe, but I like said, sometimes not. • G-d does not ALWAYS cover our ignorance. Demonology • If we allow dirty things into our house, we’re opening our family to dirty things. • Things connected to evil spirits lead to dirty things. • I’ll give you an example… Demonology • In my travels I have found the following to be true. • I’ve been to some of the dirtiest places in the world and there’s 2 things I’ve seen… Demonology • 1. Christian (I’m using Christian as an overall term here) countries were the cleanest. • 2. In non Christian countries the Christians/Believers were cleaner then their pagan neighbors. Demonology • It has nothing to do with poor or rich, if you have two villages and both have the same income, generally speaking in third world countries the Christians are cleaner. Demonology • I happen to know that those who are deep into spiritism (openly worshiping evil spirits) eventually become dirty people in the physical. Demonology • Those who seek after evil spirits begin to emulate them. • No different then when Believers in Yeshua become more clean as they become more like Him. Demonology • Now, if you have a messy bedroom I’m not saying you’re not close to Yeshua, I’m simply pointing something out concerning people groups and cultures in relation to spiritism Demonology • The more devout people are to false gods, the dirtier they become. • The Muslims in the West Bank were dirtier then the “Christian” (Greek Orthodox) Palestinians. Demonology • The Buddhists in Asia were dirtier then the Christian minority there. • The Hindus were dirtier then the Believers in India. Demonology • The more devout Hindus would drink urine straight from the cow and drink water with the rats. • I’m not talking about individuals although I have seen this play out at times with individuals as well. Demonology • Again, I’m not talking about kids here. • But I have known Satanists here in the US and they lived very dirty lives. Demonology • John Wesley wrote “Cleanliness is indeed next to Godliness.” • He didn’t invent the saying and it isn’t a quote from Scripture. • But… Demonology • • • it was originally taken from Rabbinical writings. it is an old Hebrew proverb used in the late 2nd century by Rabbi Phinehas ben-Yair. I have found a lot of truth to it. Ok next category. Demonology • • • demons ( לשּׁדים, leshediym). This word means “The Devastators”. This would include those who sacrifice their children to idols. Demonology • • • Psalms 106:37 37And they sacrifice their sons And their daughters to demons (leshediym). Yes, some of these words (leshediym, toe‘eebat, zariym etc) are used interchangeably, one reason for that is because there’s often more then one evil spirit connected to an activity. Another is that sometimes the writer wasn’t sure or didn’t know what kind of evil spirit it was. Demonology • • This word leshediym in the Assyrian language refers to the creatures that would guard the sphinx at Ashur (900 BC). The spirit of child sacrifice (abortion) has been around a very long time. Demonology • • The sphinx was the primary deity of the Assyrians. In the West they are called “griffons”. Demonology • The next classification is gods (אלהים, elohiym) • Yes, the word elohiym, isn’t just used for Yehovah. Demonology • • • • From Young’s Literal Translation Deut 32 16They make Him zealous with strangers, With abominations they make Him angry. 17 They sacrifice to demons -- no god! Gods (elohim in Hebrew) they have not known -New ones -- from the vicinity they came; Not feared them have your fathers! Demonology • • • • There’s other examples, not just one in where elohim is used to refer to evil spirits. Psalm 82 1God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods (elohim). This term is not referring to angels as some teach but rather, evil spirits. Demonology • • • So what does it mean in Deut 32, “elohim they have not known?” Doesn’t that just mean foreign gods? No. Demonology • • There were foreign gods the Israelites knew and foreign gods they did not know. Elohim can mean any gods, but in this case they were gods they hadn’t been introduced to before. Demonology • • • • These gods/evil spirits were the “Chadashim”, the “New Ones”. These are different then Strange gods We know this word “Chadash”. We say in Hebrew Brit Chadasha “New Testament” Demonology • (BTW Chadash can also mean “renewed”. The New Testament is not a New Covenant, it is a Renewed Covenant. Demonology • • • Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new (chadash/renewed) covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah. Yeshua did exactly that, He renewed the Covenant in the upper room. The Church says “Jesus made a new covenant with the Gentile nations”. I don’t recall any Gentiles in the upper room. Demonology • • • He was renewing the covenant with Israel. Why did it have to be renewed? Because Israel had broken it. Demonology • • • • So now we know that a third of the angels did not fall with Satan. We also know the categories of evil spirits. Know your enemy… Shabbat Shalom.