“It is also written in the statutes, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bears witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bears witness of me.” YAHUCHANON (JOHN) 8:17-18 את Cepher Publishing Group.
It behooves Ya’oh’s children to examine our Blibical history. Not only does it help explain why we go through the atrocities and sufferings inflicted by those full of hated, it can help us to get back our relationship with Abba Ya’oh. Often we were told, “the Thorah was done away with.” This is a trick of the Devil to allow others to conquer us…to give our history to others as if the Commandments of Ya’oh was given to them. So that they can alter it to their likening. In effect, complete the identity theft and mislead even the Elect of Ya’oh if it were possible.
By first examining our Savior Ya’ohshai’s life and subsequent death on his execution stake/cross, it helps us to understand the Thorah was not done away with! It had to be perfected, made better!
“Then said YAHUSHA unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of A’dam, then shall ye know that I am he and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father has taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. As he spoke these words, many believed on him. Then said YAHUSHA to those Yahudiym which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my Talmidiym indeed; And ye shall know את eth the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.” YAHUCHANON (JOHN) 8:28-32 את Cepher Publishing Group.
The following is recorded Ya’ohshai’s death as witnessed by three women including his own fleshly mother.
“Now there stood by the cross of YAHUSHA his mother, and his mother’s sister, Miryam the woman of Ach’av, and Miryam of Migdal. When YAHUSHA therefore saw his mother, and the Talmidiy standing by, whom he loved, he said unto his mother, Woman, behold your son! Then said he to the Talmidiy, Behold your mother! And from that hour that Talmidiy took her unto his own home. After this, YAHUSHA knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When YAHUSHA therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up his ruach.” YAHUCHANON (JOHN) 19:25-30 את Cepher Publishing Group.
Afterwards let’s examine two more Biblical preservations so that we know not to violate any of the rules and regulations of Abba Ya’oh!
Let’s examine the life of an elderly man named El’azar | Lazarus, recorded for us in 4th Maccabees Chapter 6:
“WHEN El’azar had in this manner answered the exhortations of the tyrant, the spearbearers came up, and rudely haled El’azar to the instruments of torture. And first, they stripped the old man, adorned as he was with the comeliness of piety. Then tying back his arms and hands, they disdainfully used him with stripes; a herald opposite crying out, obey the commands of the king. But El’azar, the high minded and truly noble, as one tortured in a dream, regarded it not all. But raising his eyes on high to heaven, the old man’s flesh was stripped off by the scourges, and his blood streamed down, and his sides were pierced through.” MAKKABIYM REVIY`IY (4 MACCABEES) 6:1-6 את Cepher Publishing Group
“And falling upon the ground, from his body having no power to support the pains, he yet kept his reasoning upright and unbending. Then one of the harsh spearbearers leaped upon his belly as he was falling, to force him upright. But he endured the pains, and despised the cruelty, and persevered through the indignities; And like a noble athlete, the old man, when struck, vanquished his torturers. His countenance sweating, and he panting for breath, he was admired by the very torturers for his courage. Wherefore, partly in pity for his old age, partly from the sympathy of acquaintance, and partly in admiration of his endurance, some of the attendants of the king said, Why do you unreasonably destroy yourself, O El’azar, with these miseries?” MAKKABIYM REVIY`IY (4 MACCABEES) 6:7-13 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“We will bring you some meat cooked by yourself, and do you save yourself by pretending that you have eaten swine’s flesh. And El’azar, as though the advice more painfully tortured him, cried out, Let not us who are children of Avraham be so evil advised as by giving way to make use of an unbecoming pretence; for it were irrational, if having lived up to old age in all truth, and having scrupulously guarded our character for it, we should now turn back, and ourselves should become a pattern of impiety to the young, as being an example of pollution eating. It would be disgraceful if we should live on some short time, and that scorned by all men for cowardice,and be condemned by the tyrant for unmanliness, by not contending to the death for our divine Torah. Wherefore do you, O children of Avraham, die nobly for your belief.” MAKKABIYM REVIY`IY (4 MACCABEES) 6:14-21 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“Ye spearbearers of the tyrant, why do ye linger? Beholding him so high minded against misery, and not changing at their pity, they led him to the fire: then with their wickedly contrived instruments they burnt him on the fire, and poured stinking fluids down into his nostrils. And he being at length burnt down to the bones, and about to expire, raised his eyes ELOHIYM ward, and said, You know, O ELOHIYM, that when I might have been saved, I am slain for the sake of the Torah by tortures of fire. Be merciful to your people, and be satisfied with the punishment of me on their account.” MAKKABIYM REVIY`IY (4 MACCABEES) 6:22-27 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“Let my blood be a purification for them, and take my life in recompense for theirs. Thus speaking, the righteous man departed, noble in his torments, and even to the agonies of death resisted in his reasoning for the sake of the Torah. Confessedly, therefore, observant reasoning is master of the passions. For had the passions been superior to reasoning, I would have given them the witness of this mastery. But now, since reasoning conquered the passions, we befittingly awared it the authority of first place. And it is but fair that we should allow, that the power belongs to reasoning, since it masters external miseries. Ridiculous would it be were it not so; and I prove that reasoning has not only mastered pains, but that it is also superior to the pleasures, and withstands them.” MAKKABIYM REVIY`IY (4 MACCABEES) 6:28-34 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“By the RUACH TOKECHAH, and the reasoning of Yitschaq, he rendered powerless the many headed instrument. O blessed old age, and reverend gray head, and life obedient to the Torah, which the faithful seal of death perfected. O if, then, an old man, through belief, despised tortures even unto death, confessedly observant reasoning is ruler of the passions. But perhaps some might say, It is not all who conquer passions, as all do not possess wise reasoning. But they who have meditated upon the belief with their whole heart, these alone can master the passions of the flesh; they who believe that to ELOHIYM they die not; for, as our forefathers, Avraham, Yitschaq, Ya`aqov, they live to ELOHIYM.” MAKKABIYM REVIY`IY (4 MACCABEES) 7:14-19 את Cepher Publishing Group
“You know, O ELOHIYM, that when I might have been saved, I am slain for the sake of the Torah by tortures of fire.” MAKKABIYM REVIY`IY (4 MACCABEES) 6:26 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“For transgression of the Torah, whether in small or great matters, is of equal moment; For in either case the Torah is equally slighted. But you deride our philosophy, as though we lived irrationally in it. Yet it instructs us in temperance, so that we are superior to all pleasures and lusts; and it exercises us in manliness, so that we cheerfully undergo every grievance. And it instructs us in justice, so that in all our dealings we render what is due; and it teaches us piety, so that we worship the one only ELOHIYM becomingly. Wherefore it is that we eat not the unclean; for believing that the Torah was established by ELOHIYM, we are convinced that the Creator of the world, in giving his Torah, sympathises with our nature.” MAKKABIYM REVIY`IY (4 MACCABEES) 5:19-24 את Cepher Publishing Group.
Let’s also take it to heart the real life events of a mother and her 7 sons who were tortured to death by an evil, wicked king who wanted them to compromise their faith; violate the Thorah by eating swine’s flesh, by the way, it’s the same reason El’azar received his punishment. This history is documented for us in the Second book of Maccabees Chapter 7:
“IT came to pass also, that seven brethren with their mother were taken, and compelled by the king against the Torah to taste swine’s flesh, and were tormented with scourges and whips. ‘But one of them that spoke first said thus, What would you ask or learn of us? we are ready to die, rather than to transgress the Torah of our fathers. ‘Then the king, being in a rage, commanded pans and caldrons to be made hot: ‘Which forthwith being heated, he commanded to cut out the tongue of him that spoke first, and to cut off the utmost parts of his body, the rest of his brethren and his mother looking on. ‘Now when he was thus maimed in all his members, he commanded him being yet alive to be brought to the fire, and to be fried in the pan: and as the vapour of the pan was for a good space dispersed, they exhorted one another with the mother to die manfully, saying thus, ‘ YAHUAH ELOHIYM looks upon us, and in truth has comfort in us, as Mosheh in his song, which witnessed to their faces, declared, saying, And he shall be comforted in his servants. ‘So when the first was dead after this number, they brought the second to make him a mocking stock: and when they had pulled off the skin of his head with the hair, they asked him, Will you eat, before you be punished throughout every member of your body? ‘But he answered in his own language, and said, No. Wherefore he also received the next torment in order, as the former did. ‘And when he was at the last gasp, he said, You like a fury take us out of this present life, but the King of the world shall raise us up, who have died for his Torah, unto everlasting life. ‘After him was the third made a mocking stock: and when he was required, he put out his tongue, and that right soon, holding forth his hands manfully. ‘And said courageously, These I had from heaven; and for his Torah I despise them; and from him I hope to receive them again. So much so that the king, and they that were with him, marvelled at the young man’s courage, for that he nothing regarded the pains. ‘Now when this man was dead also, they tormented and mangled the fourth in like manner. ‘So when he was ready to die he said thus, It is good, being put to death by men, to look for hope from ELOHIYM to be raised up again by him: as for you, you shall have no resurrection to life. ‘Afterward they brought the fifth also, and mangled him. ‘Then looked he unto the king, and said, You have power over men, you are corruptible, you do what you will; yet think not that our nation is forsaken of ELOHIYM; ‘But abide a while, and behold his great power, how he will torment you and your seed. ‘After him also they brought the sixth, who being ready to die said, Be not deceived without cause: for we suffer these things for ourselves, having sinned against our ELOHIYM: therefore marvellous things are done unto us. ‘But think not, that take in hand to strive against ELOHIYM, that you shall escape unpunished. ‘But the mother was marvellous above all, and worthy of honourable memory: for when she saw her seven sons slain within the space of one day, she bore it with a good courage, because of the hope that she had in YAHUAH. Yea, she exhorted everyone of them in her own language, filled with courageous ruachoth; and stirring up her womanish thoughts with a manly stomach, she said unto them, ‘I cannot tell how ye came into my womb: for I neither gave you breath nor life, neither was it I that formed the members of everyone of you; ‘But doubtless the Creator of the world, who formed the generation of man, and found out the beginning of all things, will also of his own mercy give you breath and life again, as ye now regard not your own selves for his Torah’s sake. ‘Now Antiochus, thinking himself despised, and suspecting it to be a reproachful speech, while the youngest was yet alive, did not only exhort him by words, but also assured him with oaths, that he would make him both a rich and a happy man, if he would turn from the Torah of his fathers; and that also he would take him for his friend, and trust him with affairs. ‘But when the young man would in no case hearken unto him, the king called his mother, and exhorted her that she would counsel the young man to save his life. ‘And when he had exhorted her with many words, she promised him that she would counsel her son. ‘But she bowing herself toward him, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, spoke in her country language on this manner; O my son, have pity upon me that bore you nine months in my womb, and gave you such three years, and nourished you, and brought you up unto this age, and endured the troubles of education. ‘I beseech you, my son, look upon the heavens and the earth, and all that is therein, and consider that ELOHIYM made them of things that were not; and so was mankind made likewise. ‘Fear not this tormentor, but, being worthy of your brethren, take your death that I may receive you again in mercy with your brethren. ‘While she was yet speaking these words, the young man said, Whom wait ye for? I will not obey the king’s commandment: but I will obey the commandment of the Torah that was given unto our fathers by Mosheh. ‘And you, that have been the author of all mischief against the Ivriym, shall not escape the hands of ELOHIYM. ‘For we suffer because of our sins. ‘And though the living YAHUAH be angry with us a little while for our chastening and correction, yet shall he be at one again with his servants. ‘But you, O godless man, and of all other most wicked, be not lifted up without a cause, nor puffed up with uncertain hopes, lifting up your hand against the servants of ELOHIYM: ‘For you have not yet escaped the judgment of EL SHADDAI, who sees all things. ‘For our brethren, who now have suffered a short pain, are dead under ELOHIYM’S covenant of everlasting life: but you, through the judgment of ELOHIYM, shall receive just punishment for your pride. ‘But I, as my brethren, offer up my body and life for the Torah of our fathers, beseeching ELOHIYM that he would speedily be merciful unto our nation; and that you by torments and plagues may confess, that he alone is ELOHIYM; ‘And that in me and my brethren the wrath of EL SHADDAI, which is justly brought upon our nation, may cease. ‘Then the king being in a rage, handed him worse than all the rest, and took it grievously that he was mocked. ‘So this man died undefiled, and put his whole trust in YAHUAH. ‘Last of all after the sons the mother died. ‘Let this be enough now to have spoken concerning the idolatrous feasts, and the extreme tortures.” MAKKABIYM SHENIY (2 MACCABEES) 7:1-42 את Cepher Publishing Group.
Always remember, it is by the testimony of two or three witnesses, Ya’oh exacts punishment for violating his Thorah!
“At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.” DEVARIYM (DEUTERONOMY) 17:6 את Cepher Publishing Group.
Again, “He that despises Mosheh’s Torah dies without mercy by two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of ELOHIYM, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he is sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the RUACH CHEN? For we know him that has said, Vengeance belongs unto me, I will recompense, says YAHUAH. And again, YAHUAH shall judge his people. IVRIYM (HEBREWS) 10:28-30 את Cepher Publishing Group.