A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day death than the day of one's birth. It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools. QOHELETH (ECCLESIASTES) 7:1-5 את CEPHER. The dictionary defines TRUTH as 1. the quality or state of being true 2. that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality 3. a fact or belief that is accepted as Truth. Let us examine mankind and everything around us to decipher fact from fiction. We will not venture back into antiquity in this blog post because I do not want to lose or confuse those individuals that have wholeheartedly bought into the religious, educational, mass communication and financial doctrines of western culture and Caucasian influence. America is the melting pot of various ethnicities and tribes with diverse cultures, traditions and moral values similar to ancient Babylon. Truth must be stringently scrutinized for the simple fact that, whoever controls the pen or soapbox that distributes information to the general public must be aligned with righteous and moral characteristics to withstand the barrage of daily b.s and lies. Just examing the previous 210 years begining with the publication and distribution of the Negro Slave Bible. The authenticity and trustworthiness of biblical precepts have been called into question because of the actions of The Negro Slave Bible writers.
We have gained chokmah (wisdom) of our American rights and unlike many of our ancestors that were beaten, lynched, and raped as captives simply for their dark or Carmel complexion or denied constitutional rights as freemen, we can know educate ourselves to the commandments outlined in the Torah stating Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers Elohiym will judge. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for Yahuah has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you. So that we may boldly say, Yah is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the Word of Elohiym: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Yahusha Ha'Mashiach the same yesterday, and today, and forever. IVRIYM (HEBREWS) 13:3-8 את CEPHER. Let us know strap on our seat belt because we going to know break down truth and lies using biblical precepts that will release many for the bondage of their captors.
A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day death than the day of one's birth. When the precepts says the name of a person is his or her identity and must be guarded by all means since it either attaches strength or weakness, than abusing The Mashiach (Messiah) name when his name was declared before birth in Mattithyahu (Matthew) 1:21 and the same name was given on the eighth day in Luqas (Luke 2:21 is an abomination and must be met with the same consequences as abusing Muhammad name. It has the meaning explained in Matithyahu “for he shall save his people from their sins”. Marquis (Mark) was right in saying that Yeshua was his given name. But Ye would not bear Father” name. So the true shortened Hebrew name of Joshua is Yahshua which means Yahuah is Salvation or Savior or Yahweh saves. Changing his name was done by the Greeks and Romans. The new name Jesus transliteration from Latin is common only after the 17th century. It doesn't give the meaning “Yahuah saves”. Greek and Romans had Zeus as their god and the last two letters “us” were adopted by rulers, prominent people, and elites in their names as a sign of respect to their gods. Romans also considered Ceasers to be gods.
All mankind has an expiration date when their soul will leave their fleshly body and return back to the creator to await judgment. How many times have you attended a funeral when the deceased is portrayed as a loving person, very friendly and god fearing but they were of the opposite? We are told to embrace death and not of mourning because this life on earth is a test of obedience and righteousness. Death seems to be an uncomfortable topic for most people. It’s almost like if we don’t talk about it, it will disappear.
Next week we will discus chokmah and separate yourself from enemies of the faith.