And this shall be the plague wherewith Yahweh will smite all the peoples that have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their sockets, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.  Zechariah 14:12


 They that see you shall stare and closely watch you, saying, Is this the man who made the earth tremble, shaking kingdoms,
 making the world like a wilderness, and who tore down its cities; he did not open a house for his prisoners?   Isaiah 14:16-17


 And war occurred in Heaven, Michael and his angels making war against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels made war,
 but they did not have strength, nor yet was place found for them in Heaven.
 And the great dragon was cast out, the old serpent being called the devil, and Satan; he deceiving the whole habitable world was cast out onto the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.   Revelation 12:7-9


Satan/הילל/hêylêl the fallen angel that once occupied a position at Yahweh's left hand, has brought war and destruction to earth.  In Genesis chapter 1 we find the following:


 In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1


 And the earth being without form and empty, and darkness on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of Elohim moving gently on the face of the waters.  Genesis 1:2



 For so says Yahweh, Creator of the heavens; He is Elohim, forming the earth and making it; He makes it stand, not creating it empty, but forming it to be lived in. I am Yahweh, and there is none else.   Isaiah 45:18


In the preceeding passages you will see that Yahweh Elohim created the earth to be lived in.  The heavens and the earth were created in Genesis 1:1.  But, in Genesis 1:2 we see that the earth was destroyed by something.  We can determine from the Word of Yahweh that Satan/Heylel became the enemy of Yahweh while still in the heavens.  The war described in Revelation 12 reveals the battle between Michael (Another name for the Arch Angel that became Yahshua on earth) and  Satan cost him (and his followers) their heavenly location.  They were cast out of their positions in heaven because of their rebellion against Almighty Yahweh. 


 And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.   Revelation 12:8


The war continues as Satan fights against anyone who worships Yahweh in Spirit and in Truth!  This particularly applies to those who live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh, Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4


There are many individuals/groups/organizations purporting to be worshippers of Almighty Yahweh!  Are they really true worshippers?  How can you tell the difference?


 "And why do you* call Me, 'Master, Master,' and do not do what I say?   Luke 6:46


 "But be watching out for the false prophets, who come to you* in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
 "By their fruits you* will know them. They do not gather a grape cluster from thorns, or figs from thistles, do they?   Matthew 7:15-16


"Consequently, by their fruits you* will know them.
 "Not every one saying to Me, 'Master, Master,' will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, _but_ the one doing the will of My Father, the [One] in [the] heavens.
 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Master, Master, we prophesied in Your name, and cast out demons in Your name, and did many miraculous works in Your name, did we not?
 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you*; be departing from Me, the ones practicing lawlessness!'   Matthew 7:20-23


I would like you to notice some key information in the preceeding passages:

1.  Recognition of Yahshua as the Master.


 The unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, "You are the Son of Yahweh!"  Mark 3:11


The demons recognized Yahshua as the Son of Yahweh!  So, it is no small wonder that many individuals/groups/organizations would do the same!  What are you saying Hawke?   I am saying that people professing the Name of Yahshua could be no different than the demon possessed of Yahshua's time!


 But certain from the strolling Jews, exorcists, undertook to name the name of the Sovereign Yahshua over those having evil spirits, saying, We adjure you by Yahshua whom Paul preaches.
 And there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, doing this.
 But answering the evil spirit said, I know Yahshua, and I comprehend Paul, but who are you?
 And the man in whom was the evil spirit leaped on them, and having overmastered them, he was strong against them, so that having been wounded and naked, they fled out of that house.   Acts 19:13-16


What lesson can be learned from this passage?  Paul was given control over the Demons just like the other Apostles and selected disciples of Yahshua the Messiah.  However, some who name the Name of Yahshua DO NOT have control over the demons, but are in fact controlled by them!


How can we know the difference?  By their fruits you will know them!  


Satan is still trying to destroy everyone that lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh, just like the Apostile Paul did!   This obedience to Yahweh's Holy Word placed him above the demon world.


  As we visit the  various websites extolling Yahweh and Yahshua's names, and as they herald their own versions of the truth, we have found animosity towards exact obedience to the truth of Yahweh.  This hostility towards Yahweh is apparent in their writings, if you know what to look for!   They are not trying to educate and build up your faith, but they try to destroy it by using the subtle tricks of Satan.  It is still the intention of Satan to eradicate every vestige of truth from the earth. 


 And Yahweh's servant must not strive, but be gentle towards all, apt to teach, forbearing,
 in meekness correcting them that oppose themselves; if peradventure Yahweh may give them repentance unto the knowledge of the truth,
 and they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him unto his will.   2 Timothy 2:24-26


Yahweh's true servants are not destroyers, they build up the faith of true worshippers!  They are able to teach all of Yahweh's truth!  They understand forgiveness and repentance!  They have the knowledge of the truth!  They recognize the devils' people! 


 "Not every one saying to Me, 'Master, Master,' will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, _but_ the one doing the will of My Father, the [One] in [the] heavens.
 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Master, Master, we prophesied in Your name, and cast out demons in Your name, and did many miraculous works in Your name, did we not?
 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you*; be departing from Me, the ones practicing lawlessness!'   Matthew 7:20-23


2.  They preached in the Name of Yahshua!


 And with one passion the crowds heeded that being said by Philip when they heard and saw the many miraculous signs which he did.
For many of the ones having unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, they came out. And many who had been paralyzed and lame were healed.
 And great joy was in that city.
 But a certain man named Simon had long been conjuring in the city and amazing the nation of Samaria, claiming himself to be some great one.
 All were paying attention to him, from small to great, saying, This one is the power of Elohim, which is great.
 And they were paying attention to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his conjuring.
 But when they believed Philip preaching the evangel, the things concerning the kingdom of Yahweh, and the name of Yahshua the Messiah, they were baptized, both men and women.
 And Simon himself also believed, and being baptized was continuing steadfastly with Philip. And seeing miraculous signs and mighty works happening, he was amazed.
 And the apostles in Jerusalem hearing that Samaria had received the Word of Yahweh, they sent Peter and John to them,
 who going down prayed concerning them so that they may receive the Holy Spirit.
 For He had not yet fallen on any one of them, but they were only being baptized in the name of the Savior Yahshua.
Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
 But Simon having seen that the Holy Spirit is given through the laying on of the hands of the apostles, he offered them money,
 saying, Give to me also this authority that to whomever I may lay on the hands he may receive the Holy Spirit.
 But Peter said to him, May your silver be with you into perdition, because you thought to get the gift of Yahweh through money.
 There is neither part nor lot to you in this matter, for your heart is not upright before the face of Yahweh.
 Repent, then, from this wickedness of yours, and petition Yahweh if perhaps you will be forgiven the thought of your heart.
 For I see you being in the gall of bitterness and a bundle of unrighteousness.
 And answering Simon said, You petition Yahweh for me, so that nothing of which you have spoken may come on me.   Acts 8:6-24


Simon Magus wanted to purchase the power from the Apostles.  Some background on Simon appears in the following Bio.



The Bishop Irenaeus, about 180 AD, wrote one of the earliest refutations of Gnosis, entitled, ADVERSUS HAERESES.

He begins saying that the history of Gnosticism is the key to understanding Gnosticism.

His view of the history of Gnosticism begins with Simon Magus, the person of whom you ask.

Simon was a famous Magician who lived during the reign of Claudius Caesar (of "I, CLAUDIUS"), which places him at the time of the Apostles Peter and Paul. The book of ACTS refers to him in Chapter Eight.

Simon taught that he was the Son of Elohim, destined to appear among the Jews. He claimed he would descend in Samaria as the Father, and among the other nations as the Holy Spirit. He said he was one with the Father.

He was always accompanied by his consort Helen, a converted prostitute from Tyre (as Bishop Irenaeus tells it). Simon claimed she was his first-born creation from his holy mind, the Mother of all. Helen first gave Father Simon the idea to create angels. She brought Simon's will to the lower planes of material existence, and made the world.

She was held captive by the lower forces, who refused to let her leave. They had no knowledge of Simon, and enclosed her in a female human body, and she re-incarnated as female for centuries. She was the same Helen of the Trojan War.

She continued to degrade over time, until she finally became a prostitute. She was the Lost Sheep spoken of in LUKE 15:6, it was claimed. Simon, Son of Elohim, came down to earth to rescue her, and while he was on earth he would offer men his Gnosis (knowledge) for their salvation.

He was never really a man, though, and though he appeared to suffer in Judea, he never really suffered. To believe in Simon is enough for salvation, and no further duties were required of his believers to be saved (as in EPHESIANS 2:8).

Simon announced the world would eventually be destroyed, but his believers would be saved from the dark forces which govern these lower planes.

The followers of Simon cast out demons, handled snakes, layed on hands for healing, and performed all sorts of magical rituals.


Simon Magus


"The first two teachers to propagate gnostic ideas within Ch--stian circles were Simon and his successor Menander. Unlike later and more famous representatives of Gnosticism, both Simon and Menander claimed divinity for themselves. According to Acts 8:9-11, Simon called himself the 'great power of G-d'." Simon "met a certain Helena in a brothel in Tyre and discovered that she was a reincarnation of the primordial Ennoia ('Indwelling Mind'), the first conception of the spirit of G-d. As Ennoia she generated angelic powers, some of which rebelled against g-d, captured her, and imprisoned her in a mortal body. Reincarnated many times, she was one Helen of Troy...She is the lost sheep of J--us' parable (Matthew 18:10-14). To save her, the highest G-d himself appeared in Simon. Characteristically, Simon taught that the Old Testament was the revelation of malicious angels, and hence oppressive. To believe in him was to be free from its bondage." - Harold O.J. Brown, Heresies

"In imitation of their master, Simon's disciples seem to have repeated, in their wilder moments, that one ought to give oneself up to carnal intercourse without limit: 'All Earth is earth, it matters little where one sows provided that one does sow.' It was in this, they proclaimed, that 'perfect love' consisted. The same adepts practiced magic; they used incantations, concocted love-potions, made use of dreams and pretended to refer to familiar spirits. They installed, in their dwelling-places, images representing Simon with the features of Zeus, and Helen impersonating Athena." - Jean Doresse, The Secret Books of the Egyptian Gnostics



If we follow history, we find this man to become Anti-Messiah in concept.   Much like those who wish to capitalize on Yahweh's/Yahshua's names today.  It is all about the MONEY!  They desire to purchase the "power"  and then capitalize on this "power" for their own gain.  However, they are only the agents of Satan the Devil, notwithstanding!


 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you*; be departing from Me, the ones practicing lawlessness!'   Matthew 7:20-23


3.  They are preaching and practicing lawlessness.


The truth is exactly that!  The Truth!  How can we descern the difference? 



 But the brethren at once sent both Paul and Silas to Berea during the night; who having arrived went into the synagogue of the Jews.
 And these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they received the Word with all readiness, daily examining the Scriptures if these things are so.

  Acts 17:10-11


 Quench not the Spirit;
 despise not prophesyings;
 prove all things; hold fast that which is good;
 abstain from every form of evil.   1 Thessalonians 5:19-22


Yes!  We must prove all things!  In summation:

You must be aware of destructive individuals/groups/organizations.  These will not be building up the faith of the peoples, but with their cunning they will make merchandise of the sheep of Yahweh.  Destruction is their motis operandi!   This destructive behavior will appear on their websites and in their writings!  Like their Father Satan, they are still trying to destroy truth.  What better way than to parallel truth like Satan has over the centuries? 


 And no wonder! For even Satan transforms himself into [or, disguises himself as] an angel of light.
 Therefore, [it is] not a great thing if also his servants are transformed [or, disguised] as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
   2 Corinthians 11:14-15


 Be watching out for [or, Beware of] the dogs! Be watching out for the evil laborers!  Be watching out for the mutilation [or, false circumcision]!  Philippians 3:2



Yours in Yahshua, Hawke




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