As we begin our second lesson on Replacement Theology, we all need to realize that this whole world has been deceived by Satan. What does that mean to us personally? It is one thing to be told a lie, and an entirely different thing to live a lie, especially if our eyes have been opened to the truth. Those who reject truth and the author of truth will find themselves in danger of the judgment.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

We should all be very grateful for the truth and be diligently trying to be obedient to it. One of the great lies of Replacement Theology is we only need grace to save us, yet if we don’t strive to keep the law the best we can, Paul says we will not enter the Kingdom of Yahweh.

Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Galatians 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

Galatians 5:21 Envying’s, murders, drunkenness, raveling’s, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of Yahweh.

As I listen to people talk about what they believe, it is obvious they have never really studied very hard for themselves, but are all too willing to believe what other people tell them is the truth.

Five years ago, after I left the “corporate church”, I decided to start all over again with a series of bible studies that I have been sharing with all of you. I have tried to make these studies void of past “church culture” and influence and just stick with what scripture says on any given subject. This has been a great blessing for Vicki and myself. It has proven to be a great refinement, much like bringing a telescope into a better focus. The clearer our spiritual sightedness is, the better equipped we are to deal with the even greater deceptions that lie just ahead.

There seems to be a lot of confusion even among Torah, Sabbath, Set Apart Day Keepers about what is the State of the Dead and the reward of the saved. In this lesson we will cover the following:

  • What is Heaven?
  • Where is Heaven?
  • Are the Saved in Heaven?
  • What is the Kingdom of Yahweh?
  • Where is the Kingdom of Yahweh?
  • What is the State of the Dead?
  • Where Are the Dead?
  • Is there an Ever-Burning Hell?
  • Will we be Spirit or Physical in the Kingdom?

Before we begin, let’s review the basic rules of Bible Study. The Scriptures interprets Scripture. One Scripture does not make a doctrine. It is the preponderance of clear, easy to understand scriptures that we should rely on for doctrines. The hard-to-understand scriptures can be misleading or poorly translated. Some scriptures have been added or changed to fit Catholic or Protestant doctrines. It is not hard to search these out in the historic record.

We will begin by defining these basic topics and then go to the verses using them to better understand their meanings.

Heaven represents a very real place, but does that mean that it is the reward of the saved?

Strong’s #8064 samayim – heavens, heaven, sky. Old Covenant Definition.

First, samayim is the usual Hebrew word for the “sky” and the realm of the sky.” This realm is where birds fly.

Deuteronomy 4:17 …the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, Absalom’s hair was caught in the branches of a tree,

II Samuel 18:9 …and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.

I Chronicles 21:16 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of Yahweh stand between the earth and the heaven,

Second, samayim – this word represents an area farther removed from the earth’s surface. From this area comes such things as frost. Job 38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and of the hoary frost heaven, who hath gendered it. Snow –

Isaiah 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: Hail –

Joshua 10:11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that Yahweh cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.

Third, samayim – also represents the realm in which the sun, moon, and stars are located:

Genesis 1:14 And Yahweh said, let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Fourth, samayim – the phrase heaven and earth may denote the entire creation.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning Yahweh created the heaven and the earth.

Fifth, samayim – heaven is the dwelling place of Yahweh.

Psalm 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Messiah shall have them in derision.

Deuteronomy 4:39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that Yahweh he is Elohim in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath:

there is none else. Another expression representing the dwelling place of Yahweh is the highest heaven (literally the heaven of heavens). This does not indicate height, but an absolute – i.e. His abode is a unique realm not to be identified with the physical creation:

Deuteronomy 10:14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Yahweh’s thy Elohim , the earth also, with all that therein is.

Please note that in this long definition, there is no mention of any humans in heaven or heaven being the reward of the saved.

A brief summary of this long definition is heaven represents 5 different locations:

1.Where the birds fly.

2. The firmament just above the first heaven.

3. The realm of space where the planets and stars exist.

4. The general expression for heaven and earth.

5. The dwelling place of Yahweh and His throne.

New Covenant definition: Strong’s #3772 – Ouranos – heaven, sky, air, means the all-embracing heaven beneath which is the earth and all that is therein. Where the fowl of the air fly, clouds are suspended, the rain is formed, the sun moon and stars are placed.

The residence of Elohim is called “the holy heavens” where the angels are (Mark 13:27), from whence Yahshua descended – where after His resurrection He sits at the right hand of the Majesty on high, and appears in the presence of Yahweh on our behalf.

The heavens are used for Yahweh in the Old Covenant. and in the same sense in the New Covenant. It is a syn. Of the Kingdom of Yahweh.

(Wresting the scriptures again) (II Corinthians 12:2) Paul was ruptured to the third heaven and returned. This is called Paradise

II Corinthians 12:4) which is applied to the state of the faithful souls between death and the resurrection where they are admitted to immediate communion with YAH in Messiah, and to a partaking of the true Tree of Life which is in the midst of the paradise of Yahweh (Luke 22:43 and Revelation 2:7).

(More wresting) There is a final heaven which Hebrews 11:16 refers to as a better or heavenly country, in Hebrews 13:14 as a continuing city; and in Revelation 21:2 the Set Apart city, new Jerusalem. It is the place where the believers are going to receive their inheritance which is incorruptible –

I Peter 1:3-5, Matthew 6:19-21, I Corinthians 2:9, Colossians 3:2 and Revelation 21:1-5.

Strong’s #3770 – ouranios- heavenly host of angles, a heavenly vision and celestial and heavenly. Luke 2:13

Strong’s #2032 – epouranios – heavenly or celestial, what pertains to or is in heaven, the heavenly One. The meaning of this word is determined according to the various meanings of heaven, celestial bodies, the heavenlies, in heaven, the lower heavens, the sky or air. The Kingdom of Heaven. Things pertaining to the Kingdom of Yahweh.

Strong’s #3771 – ouranothen – heaven then add the suffix meaning from a place, from heaven.

Again, in this long definition, there is not clear reference that heaven is the reward of the saved and that we will be spending eternity with Yahweh in heaven. There are some verses that have been wrested to represent mainstream Protestant theology beliefs. This is called “proof-texting” or Replacement Theology. Let’s look at these few verses that are wrested and taken out of context to fit mainstream Protestant theology.

II Corinthians 12:1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of Yahshua.

II Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Messiah above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: Yahweh knoweth;) such a one caught up to the third heaven.

II Corinthians 12:3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: Yahweh knoweth;)

II Corinthians 12:4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

The context of these verses is a vision or revelation – not a literal resurrection to eternal life in heaven.

I Thessalonians 4:16 For Yahshua himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of Yahweh: and the dead in Yahshua shall rise first:

I Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet Yahshua in the air: and so, shall we ever be with Yahshua.

These verses do not describe a rapture. They describe a resurrection (the first resurrection). The word rapture is not found in scripture. Verse 17 states we shall ever be with Yahshua. That is true, but where is Yahshua going to be and where are the resurrected saints going to be?

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Yahshua, and for the word of Yahweh, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Messiah a thousand years.

Revelation 20:6 Blessed and set apart is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of Yahweh and of Messiah and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto our Elohim kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Revelation 2:25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

Revelation 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

Revelation 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Psalm 37:9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon Yahweh, they shall inherit the earth.

Psalm 37:10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

Psalm 37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Daniel 7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

These verses make it pretty clear that the destiny or reward of the “saved” is not a location called heaven, but rather a Kingdom located on earth.

Philippians 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven; from where the Saviour for whom we are waiting will come, even the Master Yahshua Messiah:

Philippians 3:21 By whom this poor body of ours will be changed into the image of the body of his glory, in the measure of the working by which he is able to put all things under himself.

Philippians 3:20 is used to say that our citizenship is in heaven and that is where we will be going. We are told to come out of the world that we are to be in it but not of it.

John 17:14 I have given your word to them; and they are hated by the world, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

John 17:15 My prayer is not that you will take them out of the world, but that you will keep them from the Evil One.

John 17:16 They are not of the world any more than I am of the world.

As expats, our citizenship is in the U.S. We are subject to the laws of the U.S. yet we do not reside there. Likewise, we are subject to the laws of His Government, yet we do not reside in heaven.

Mathew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

This shows that we are under the law and authority of Heaven, yet we live on earth.

Who is in heaven?

Revelation 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Yahweh our Elohim .

This is another poor translation. There are no people in heaven. The original Greek says multitude. This multitude is described in Heaven as:

Revelation 4:4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their head’s crowns of gold.

Revelation 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thundering’s and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of Yahweh.

Revelation 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

Revelation 4:7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Set Apart, Set Apart, Set Apart, Master Yahweh Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Revelation 4:9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

Revelation 4:10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

Acts 7:55 But being full of the Holy Spirit, looking intently into the heaven, he saw the glory of Yahweh, and Yahshua standing at the right of Yahweh.

Acts 7:56 And he said, Behold, I see the heavens having been opened, and the Son of man standing at the right of Yahweh!

Mathew 18:10 See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven continually look on the face of My Father in Heaven.

There are many verses that talk about the multitude of angels that are in heaven. None of those verses ever say there are people in heaven, but just the opposite.

John 3:13 And no one has gone up into Heaven, except He having come down out of Heaven, the Son of Man who is in Heaven.

Acts 2:29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day.

Acts 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that Yahweh had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Yahshua to sit on his throne;

Acts 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Yahshua, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

The word “hell” here needs to be covered as a separate topic. The point is David is not in heaven – who was a man after Yahweh’s own heart!

The saved are not in Heaven. So, if the saved are not in heaven, where are they and what is their reward and where is their reward? The saved, like the sinners, are asleep until the resurrection – just as Yahshua was resurrected.

I Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

I Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Yahshua died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Yahshua will Elohim bring with him.

I Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of Yahweh, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of Yahshua not prevent them which are asleep.

I Corinthians 11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

Sleep – Strong’s #2837 means dead.

John 11:11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

John 11:12 Then said his disciples, Master, if he sleeps, he shall do well.

John 11:13 Howbeit Yahshua spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.

John 11:14 Then said Yahshua unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

They know nothing while they are dead until they are awoken at the resurrection.

The reward of the saved is Eternal Life in the Kingdom of Yahweh. This is the true message that Yahshua taught – not going to heaven. We have already covered Revelation.20:4,6 Revelation 2:25-27, Revelation 5:10, Psalm 37:11 all showing the saints will rule and rein with Yahshua on the earth for 1000 years.

So, let’s look at a few more scriptures talking about our reward and millennial rule. When Yahshua returns to the earth, it is to rule over the nations of the earth as King of Kings!

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of Yahweh, and of His Messiah; and he shall reign forever and ever.

Micah 4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Yahweh shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

Micah 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, and to the house of the Elohim of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.

Micah 4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Micah 4:4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of Yahweh of hosts hath spoken it.

Micah 4:5 For all people will walk everyone in the name of his Elohim , and we will walk in the name of Yahweh our Elohim forever and ever.

Micah 4:6 In that day, saith Yahweh, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;

Micah 4:7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and Yahshua shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even forever.

Zechariah 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Zechariah 14:8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

Zechariah 14:9 And Yahweh shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Master, and his name one.

Zechariah 14:16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

Zechariah 14:17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

Zechariah 14:18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith Yahweh will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

Zechariah 14:19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

There are many prophetic millennial scriptures that plainly show Yahshua is going to rule on the earth with the saints and that the whole world will be keeping the Sabbath and the Holy Days.

Next time we will cover “is there an ever-burning hell. What and where is hell. Lazarus and the Rich Man, and Will we be spirit or physical in the Kingdom?




The actual words Replacement Theology cannot be found in Scripture; however, the process or principle of Replacement Theology is found everywhere in Scripture and secular history. Replacement Theology is any doctrine or teaching that is practiced by mainstream religions that is not found in Scripture or can be proven by Scripture. Satan is the god of this world and has deceived the whole world.

II Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Yahshua, who is the image of Yahweh, should shine unto them.

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

His rebellion begins in Isaiah 14:12-14.

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Isaiah 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of Yahweh, I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.

Isaiah 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High. 

He wants to replace Yahweh and have his throne ascend above Yahweh throne. In order to accomplish this, he must replace Yahweh truths with his deceptions. This deceptive, counterfeit knowledge, permeates every part of man’s culture, science, education, religion, government and finances. This false knowledge is everywhere and in everything where mankind derives any kind of knowledge or understanding of his entire existence and true purpose of life. He has made sure it is either entirely false or a mixture of truth and error twisted and woven together as to confuse mankind in every area that affects their lives and the raising of the succeeding generations.

Satan rules the darkness and in order to get most people to accept that darkness, he must change it to light.

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

II Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Yahshua.

II Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

II Corinthians 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

A large part of this process of changing darkness to light and light to darkness is accomplished by changing the meaning of words and names as in Yahweh to “god “and “Lord “which are names of pagan origins. Other examples include the changing of Assembly and Congregations to “church” a name not found in the Scripture and is also of pagan origin. This application extends into every facet of human existence, not just religion.

I have actually taught on Replacement Theology before as an individual topic as in changing the Sabbath to Sunday. Until I spoke with my son, Jay the other day, I never saw it as a total, comprehensive concept or overview. When we do this, it is quite powerful and more persuasive to really understand the big picture. That is what this series will be about – looking at Replacement Theology as a whole rather than isolated topics.

I cannot go to Strong’s Concordance to supply us with a definition of Replacement Theology – so here is my simple definition: “Any false doctrine or teaching that replaces a true one.”


Paul warned the Corinthian assembly about Replacement Theology which was already beginning to infiltrate the 1st Century body of believers with a replacement gospel message and a replacement Messiah, etc.

II Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Yahshua, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

This bible study is an overview or summary of the many, many false doctrines that have replaced the basic truths of the bible. The bible is very plain about adding to or taking away.

Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Yahweh your Elohim which I command you.

Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, Yahweh shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

Replacement Theology completely ignores this simple bible command. Languages and names are very important to Yahweh. He always calls things what they are. His name is very important to Him as so many of the other names/words everyone uses represent pagan gods.

In the Kingdom, we will be given a new name and a new, pure language that has not been corrupted by Replacement Theology nor Satan’s ministers wresting the scriptures.

Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna and will give him a white stone and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

Zephaniah 3:9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Yahweh, to serve him with one consent.

We can never understate the importance of words, especially Yahshua words.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

It is not only His Truth that sanctifies us but the Sabbath and Clean and Unclean Foods. Sanctify means we are set apart or made holy. We need to realize that. This is our true identity with our Creator – a relationship that 99% of all mankind do not have. We are very special. This is only possible because we obey and understand His Word of truth and reject false doctrines that replace the True ones.

Here is my master list which I will probably add to as time goes by. Please feel free to add other topics to the list.







Set Apart Days


Pagan Holidays




Lake of Fire


Ever-Burning Hell




The Way



Clean & Unclean Foods


All Things Are Clean

Yahweh Our Healer


Doctors and Drugs

Parents Teaching Children


Schools/Churches Teaching



Selling the Truth

Law and Favor


Grace Only

Yahweh First


State Government First

Yahweh First


Church/Church Leaders

Eternal Judgment


Once Saved Always Saved

Soul That Sins Shall Die


Immortal Soul







Yahweh and Yahshua


God and Jesus

Crop Rotation



House of Israel Chosen


Jews as Chosen People




Spiritual Body of Messiah


Corporate Church

Yahweh is One



Passover as Memorial of

TO Christmas is Pagan

Yahshua’s Death


Celebration of His Birth

Marriage of a man & woman


Marriage between same sex

Life Enhanced Eternal Life


Transhumanism – eternal life

Transforming Power of His Spirit


Human technology.

Some may think these things do not really matter. It matters to Him and it had better matter to us.

John 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

John 4:24 Yahweh is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

As I studied this topic of Replacement Theology, those who tried to define church completely misunderstood the truth about what the word church really means. Let’s look at the origins of the word church.


What does the word “church” mean and where did it come from? An interesting quote from the 1915 Gospel Advocate on page 589 says:

The word “church” is not really a translation of any word that was used by either Yahshua or His apostles, but is from a different word which Roman Catholicism substituted in the place of the true words used by Yahshua and His apostles. This was put in our English scriptures by the order of King James who instructed the translators of 1611 not to translate Ecclesia using the correct words congregation or assembly, but to use the word church instead. The word church is neither Hebrew or Greek and is not found in the Old Covenant. or New Covenant.

The Greek word in the N.T. for “church” is Ekklesia which means “Called Out Ones.” Ekklesia does not refer to a building, but a group of people. The proper English translation should read congregation, assembly or group. In Acts 19:32, Ekklesia is translated as assembly, but in other passages, it is translated as a church. A church is defined as a building for public worship.

Ekklesia is also spelled Ecclesia in our English dictionary so why wasn’t it used in later translations?

Bible scholars say the word “church” is derived from the Greek word Kyriakon meaning “lords house” and it is not used in the bible. Ekklesia is!

It is assumed to be from Kureous meaning “house of god.” This word existed before the introduction of Greek. The word means a circle and comes from German and Celtic nations and is an ancient stone Megaliths on earth.

The Oxford Dictionary says – circle, chiriche, churiche and kirche is from the Old Saxon Kirika or circle. What do these mean? Why was another word ordered to replace the true meanings that Yahshua used to identify His followers? Kirke or circe or church today was a Greek goddess Pharmakeia (witch or sorceress) who lived on the island of Aiaia, which is the ancient form of the name Gaia, the pagan goddess of fertility. She was the daughter of the sun god Helios and had the power to change men into lions, wolves and especially swine. This Greek goddess would feed men, give them wine and then touch them with her charming rod and immediately they were transformed into swine having bodies of swine, but retaining their minds – which made them terribly lament their transformation. These men were trapped in these animal bodies

The Greeks pictured this goddess with a golden cup in one hand filled with wine mixed with drugs to seduce and control warriors and kings transforming them into animals.

In Revelation 17:2-5 John saw a vision of this woman while on the isle of Patmos. In Revelation 18:23 the men of the earth are deceived by sorceries.

The words pharmacy or pharmaceuticals come from this word. Strong’s definition of Pharmakeia is medicine.

The church entices people with spiritual drugs, feel good doctrines, hallucinations or special visions and powers – all the things’ drugs and seducing spirits do.

Mark 13:22 For false messiah’s and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

I Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

II Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Kirke is also the word for hawk which is an unclean bird of prey by Torah standards which is an unclean and hateful bird.

She has joined herself to world leaders in order to conquer others of different beliefs that are otherwise unaffected by her sorceries. Revelation 18:24.

Leaders like Constantine had a vision he was to conquer in the sign of the cross.

Witch hunts killed many innocent women to appease the “church’s god.” During the crusades, many innocent people and followers of “church” died for the church’s god. Chattel slavery was defended by “church” and her followers. The murder, rape and lynching of innocent humans didn’t bother her or her daughters one bit. Church’s bloody history will be repaid and all who follow her.

Some have said the church is a “mystery Babylon and the Reformation was the fulfillment of the scriptures that said “come out of her” Mystery Babylon was the mother of harlots. All of the daughter harlots – at least 38,000 denominations may have different first names, but share their mother’s maiden name – that of CHURCH.”

It is important to understand who Yahweh is actually dealing with. The vast majority of mankind is not being called to be the bride. This is not the only time that salvation is going to be offered to mankind.

The world and mainstream Christianity think the Jews are the “chosen people.” The first place the word Jew is mentioned in scripture is I Kings 16:6 and Judah and Israel are two separate nations who are at war with each other. Israel is mentioned 2415 times in the bible and Jew is mentioned only 272 times. The main emphasis is not on the Jews, but on Israel as a whole nation.

The following scriptures will show that Torah, the Commandments, the Sabbath and the Set Apart Days were given to ancient Israel who are the sum total of the Chosen People not just Judah.

Deuteronomy 5:1 And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.

Deuteronomy 5:2 Yahweh our Elohim made a covenant with us in Horeb.

Deuteronomy 5:3 Yahweh made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.

Deuteronomy 5:4 Yahweh talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire,

Deuteronomy 5:5 (I stood between Yahweh and you at that time, to shew you the word of Yahweh: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,

Deuteronomy 5:6 I am Yahweh thy Elohim , which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

Verses 7 – 21 give the 10 Commandments.

Leviticus 23:1 And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

Leviticus 23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of Yahweh, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.

Leviticus 23:3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an Set Apart convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of Yahweh in all your dwellings.

Leviticus 23:4 These are the feasts of Yahweh, even Set Apart convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

The whole house of Israel is 12 tribes of which Judah is only one.

Numbers 1:2 Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls;

Numbers 1:3 From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies.

Numbers 1:4 And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers.

Numbers 1:5 And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of the tribe of Reuben (1); Elizur the son of Shedeur.

Numbers 1:6 Of Simeon (2); Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

Numbers 1:7 Of Judah (3); Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

Numbers 1:8 Of Issachar (4); Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

Numbers 1:9 Of Zebulun (5); Eliab the son of Helon.

Numbers 1:10 Of the children of Joseph: of Ephraim (6); Elishama the son of Ammihud: of Manasseh (7); Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

Numbers 1:11 Of Benjamin (8); Abidan the son of Gideoni.

Numbers 1:12 Of Dan (9); Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

Numbers 1:13 Of Asher (10); Pagiel the son of Ocran.

Numbers 1:14 Of Gad (11); Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

Numbers 1:15 Of Naphtali (12); Ahira the son of Enan.

Numbers 1:16 These were the renowned of the congregation, princes of the tribes of their fathers, heads of thousands in Israel.

Who does Yahweh say he has chosen as his chosen people?

Deuteronomy 7:6 For thou art a holy people unto Yahweh thy Elohim : Yahweh thy Elohim hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 7:7 Yahweh did not set his love upon you, nor choose you because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:

Deuteronomy 7:8 But because Yahweh loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath Yahweh brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Mathew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Mathew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

In a later lesson, as we cover more of the Master List. We will talk about the identity of the true spiritual body of Messiah.