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The Malachem II

Since the beginning of time, YAH has had servants to do his will and bring glory to His name. One of the first known entities was the Malak, also called the Angel. The objective of this series of studies is to look at the Malachem and understand who they are Scripturally and the titles that have been associated with them. We will attempt to deepen your understanding of the function, purpose and position of the entities who hold this title. Other ecclesiastical bodies have taught doctrines centering on Angels, however these doctrinal positions are false do to statements made in error, ignorance and biblically contrary theological views.

In part one we showed why the Spirit would come on men for various reasons, and we will continue to provide understanding in this area. One historical event we discussed is how YAH raised a man named Moshe to deliver over two million people from a culture they were part of for over 400 years. He had to direct there spiritual development and re-indoctrinate them in the ways of their forefathers and became responsible for governing over their affairs in a theocratic manner. We found that a natural man could not do this alone, Moshe had the Spirit of Elohim to help guide and direct him in all the things he was instructed to do. When it was time to build the tabernacle, the Spirit of Elohim came on individuals in the nation to give them the wisdom and understanding to do what they were directed with the perfection that was required. Eventually YAH told Moshe to choose seventy elders to help share the burden of governing and judging over the people, each also being given the spirit so they were able to perform this task.

When we talk about ecclesiastical matters, man may have his own inherent abilities, however we have seen he cannot achieve the perfection YAH requires on his own. So YAH has always used the Malachem as His agents, deputies, and messengers to guide, direct and judge man. When the Malachem are using men, the men are just vessels allowing the agents of YAH to work through them, which is how the will and purpose of YAH is achieved in a given situation.

    Then Shemu’el took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brothers: and the Spirit of YAH came mightily on David from that day forward. So Shemu’el rose up, and went to Ramah. Now the Spirit of YAH departed from Sha’ul, and an evil spirit from YAH troubled him. (1Sa 16:13-14 RNWEB)

The Spirit of Elohim came on David after he was anointed. What took place is the command had already gone forth from YAH to Shemuel that he had a man in Bethlehem after His own heart who is of the sons of Yishai. Shemuel arrived and checked each son of Yishai to see if he was the one, this was done with two stones. Shemuel checked each one and could not find him, he asked Yishai if he had another son and he said his youngest David was in the field tending the sheep, and Shemuel said bring him to me, then he anointed David and only after being anointed did the Spirit of Elohim come on him. Shemuel continued to Ramah, the Spirit left Shaul because of his disobedience, and YAH sent an unholy spirit to trouble him.

The Holy Spirit, or Spirit of Elohim, cannot be seen. Spirit in Hebrew is Ruach which means breath, air, wind or it is an Angel (Malak), they are unseen. The messenger of Elohim is a Malak, an unseen force. If they do what there supposed to they are Holy, if they are disobedient then they are unholy or unclean. When examining scripture we see both Holy Spirit and unclean or evil spirit, in the Eastern Hebraic culture there idea of evil is centered on calamities and bad events. The scripture says YAH created both good and evil, what he did was created both good and bad things, or events, man himself makes the decision to become evil or unclean. These are a few of the things we will look at in this study.

    Now these are the last words of David. David the son of Yishai says, the man who was raised on high says, the anointed of the Elohim of Jacob, the sweet psalmist of Yisra’el: The Spirit of YAH spoke by me. His word was on my tongue. (2Sa 23:1-2 RNWEB)

It’s the Spirit that has something to say to humanity, man does not know what to say. For example, it was the Spirit of Elohim that delivered Yisrael out of Egypt. Remember what the Most High said, "I have heard there cry and I have come down to deliver them." Moshe received the credit, however it was the Malachem working through Moshe that brought the deliverance. Man can only be used as a vessel if he’s clean, walking in the sinaitic covenant, then he can be ordained and anointed to work with the Spirit. David was a vessel speaking forth by the Malachem the word of Elohim.

    The Elohim of Yisra’el said, the Rock of Yisra’el spoke to me, one who rules over men righteously, who rules in the fear of Elohim, (2Sa 23:3 RNWEB)

We will never be able to appoint someone through our man ordained system to rule over us and have any type of lasting peace. If mankind does not have the fear of Elohim, problems will always arise.

As we go into the next verse remember that YAH said, "so shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing I sent it to do".

    The messenger who went to call Mikhayahu spoke to him, saying, See now, the words of the prophets [declare] good to the king with one mouth: please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak you good. Mikhayahu said, As YAH lives, what YAH says to me, that will I speak. When he was come to the king, the king said to him, Mikhayahu, shall we go to Ramot Gil’ad to battle, or shall we forbear? He answered him, Go up and prosper; and YAH will deliver it into the hand of the king. The king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that you speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of YAH? He said, I saw all Yisra’el scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and YAH said, These have no master; let them return every man to his house in peace. The king of Yisra’el said to Yehoshafat, Didn’t I tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil? [Mikhayahu] said, "Therefore hear the word of YAH: I saw YAH sitting on his throne, and all the army of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. YAH said, ’Who shall entice Ach’av, that he may go up and fall at Ramot Gil’ad?’ One said on this manner; and another said on that manner. There came forth a spirit, and stood before YAH, and said, ’I will entice him.’ YAH said to him, ’How?’ He said, ’I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ He said, ’You shall entice him, and shall prevail also: go forth, and do so.’ Now therefore, behold, YAH has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; and YAH has spoken evil concerning you." Then Tzidkiyahu the son of Kena’anah came near, and struck Mikhayahu on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of YAH from me to speak to you? (1Ki 22:13-24 RNWEB)

YAH’s will is that Ach’av goes up to Ramot Gil’ad to die. He asked the Malachem how it could be accomplished, and as we read we see that different Malak are making proposals. One said he could be a lying Spirit in the mouth of his prophets and YAH dispatched him to do so.

    The word of YAH came to Zekharyah, saying, "Thus has YAH of Armies spoken, saying, ’Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother. Don’t oppress the widow, nor the fatherless, the foreigner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.’ But they refused to listen, and turned their backs, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear. Yes, they made their hearts as hard as flint, lest they might hear the law, and the words which YAH of Armies had sent by his Spirit by the former prophets. Therefore great wrath came from YAH of Armies. (Zec 7:8-12 RNWEB)

The words of Elohim were sent by His Spirit and spoken through His prophets.

    Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and cast your law behind their back, and killed your prophets that testified against them to turn them again to you, and they committed awful blasphemies. Therefore you delivered them into the hand of their adversaries, who distressed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried to you, you heard from heaven; and according to your manifold mercies you gave them saviors who saved them out of the hand of their adversaries. (Neh 9:26-27 RNWEB)

YAH would show compassion and dispatch the Malachem to sanctify a man as Yisrael’s deliverer, which would be a vessel a Malak would work through to free the children of Elohim.

    But after they had rest, they did evil again before you; therefore left you them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried to you, you heard from heaven; and many times did you deliver them according to your mercies, and testified against them, that you might bring them again to your law. Yet they dealt proudly, and didn’t listen to your commandments, but sinned against your ordinances, (which if a man do, he shall live in them), and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear. Yet many years did you bear with them, and testified against them by your Spirit through your prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gave you them into the hand of the peoples of the lands. (Neh 9:28-30 RNWEB)

The Spirit always uses men as vessels when there is a task to accomplish and YAH has not changed His means of operation.

The Holy Spirit

    I will make mention of the loving kindnesses of YAH, [and] the praises of YAH, according to all that YAH has bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Yisra’el, which he has bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses. For he said, Surely, they are my people, children who will not deal falsely: so he was their Savior. In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bore them, and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled, and grieved his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, [and] himself fought against them. Then he remembered the days of old, Moshe [and] his people, [saying], Where is he who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of his flock? where is he who put his holy Spirit in the midst of them? who caused his glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moshe? who divided the waters before them, to make himself an everlasting name? who led them through the depths, as a horse in the wilderness, so that they didn’t stumble? As the livestock that go down into the valley, the Spirit of YAH caused them to rest; so did you lead your people, to make yourself a glorious name. (Isa 63:7-14 RNWEB)

It was the Holy Spirit (the Malachem) that led Moshe to carry out the charge set forth by YAH.

    Praise YAH! Give thanks to YAH, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever. Who can utter the mighty acts of YAH, or fully declare all his praise? Blessed are those who keep justice. Blessed is one who does what is right at all times. Remember me, YAH, with the favor that you show to your people. Visit me with your salvation, that I may see the prosperity of your chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance. We have sinned with our fathers. We have committed lawlessness. We have done wickedly. Our fathers didn’t understand your wonders in Egypt. They didn’t remember the multitude of your loving kindnesses, but were rebellious at the sea, even at the Sea of Suf. Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power known. He rebuked the Sea of Suf also, and it was dried up; so he led them through the depths, as through a desert. He saved them from the hand of him who hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. The waters covered their adversaries. There was not one of them left. Then they believed his words. They sang his praise. They soon forgot his works. They didn’t wait for his counsel, but gave in to craving in the desert, and tested Elohim in the wasteland. He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul. They envied Moshe also in the camp, and Aharon, YAH’s holy one. The earth opened and swallowed up Datan, and covered the company of Aviram. A fire was kindled in their company. The flame burned up the wicked. They made a calf in Chorev, and worshiped a molten image. Thus they exchanged their glory for an image of a bull that eats grass. They forgot Elohim, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, Wondrous works in the land of Cham, and awesome things by the Sea of Suf. Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had Moshe, his chosen, not stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, so that he wouldn’t destroy them. Yes, they despised the pleasant land. They didn’t believe his word, but murmured in their tents, and didn’t listen to YAH’s voice. Therefore he swore to them that he would overthrow them in the wilderness, that he would overthrow their seed among the nations, and scatter them in the lands. They joined themselves also to Ba’al-Pe’or, and ate the sacrifices of the dead. Thus they provoked him to anger with their deeds. The plague broke in on them. Then Pinechas stood up, and executed judgment, so the plague was stopped. That was credited to him for righteousness, for all generations to come. They angered him also at the waters of Merivah, so that Moshe was troubled for their sakes; because they were rebellious against his spirit, he spoke rashly with his lips. They didn’t destroy the peoples, as YAH commanded them, but mixed themselves with the nations, and learned their works. They served their idols, which became a snare to them. Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons. They shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Kena’an. The land was polluted with blood. Thus were they defiled with their works, and prostituted themselves in their deeds. Therefore YAH burned with anger against his people. He abhorred his inheritance. He gave them into the hand of the nations. Those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them. They were brought into subjection under their hand. Many times he delivered them, but they were rebellious in their counsel, and were brought low in their lawlessness. Nevertheless he regarded their distress, when he heard their cry. He remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses. He made them also to be pitied by all those who carried them captive. Save us, YAH, our Elohim, gather us from among the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, to triumph in your praise! Blessed be YAH, the Elohim of Yisra’el, from everlasting even to everlasting! Let all the people say, "Amein." Praise YAH! (Psa 106:1-48 RNWEB)

The Psalmist is going back and showing YAH’s great deeds performed in his behalf by the Malachem, which were dispatched to deliver Yisrael, and how the people constantly turned away despite the mighty works they seen performed. YAH showed His Mercy many times, but the children of Yisrael, because of their evil ways also forced him to show His wrath (Judgment). At one point he said he loathed Yisrael, yet for the sake of His covenant he showed them Mercy.

    I will make mention of the loving kindnesses of YAH, [and] the praises of YAH, according to all that YAH has bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Yisra’el, which he has bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses. For he said, Surely, they are my people, children who will not deal falsely: so he was their Savior. In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bore them, and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled, and grieved his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, [and] himself fought against them. Then he remembered the days of old, Moshe [and] his people, [saying], Where is he who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of his flock? where is he who put his holy Spirit in the midst of them? who caused his glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moshe? who divided the waters before them, to make himself an everlasting name? who led them through the depths, as a horse in the wilderness, so that they didn’t stumble? As the livestock that go down into the valley, the Spirit of YAH caused them to rest; so did you lead your people, to make yourself a glorious name. (Isa 63:7-14 RNWEB)

Isaiah is summarizing what we just read in Psalms. Yisrael rebelled against YAH and grieved the Holy Spirit (Malachem), He became there enemy and fought Yisrael by turning the hands of other nations against them.

It was the Spirit of Elohim that led these people, and we learned from scripture that it was a Malak that was in the cloud that led them by day and was the pillar of fire that led them by night. We need to pay attention to all scripture, the prophets are telling us a story about the power and strength that YAH exhibited through the Malachem. We are still just building the foundation of this study, however as we get deeper into it over the coming weeks it will become much clearer.

One of the points we are trying to make is that the Holy spirit and Angel, known in Hebrew as the Malak are the same, and the names are used interchangeably. Another element, referring to Christianity is when someone says they have the Holy Spirit, we must ask what ecclesiastical work they are doing to warrant being endowed with the Spirit. The two (man and spirit) come together because they are working in conjunction, there is a mission the Malachem has been assigned by YAH, who chooses a righteous vessel to accomplish it. It’s also important that we understand to be considered righteous we must hold the testimony of Yahshua the anointed and be keeping the laws and precepts given in the Torah.

Let’s look more extensively at New Testament scripture.

    For David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ’YAH said to my Master, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet."’ (Mar 12:36 RNWEB)

David spoke by the spirit, it was nothing he said of himself. The Spirit chooses a vessel and speaks through him, the individual chosen is only allowing the spirit to use there voice, the words they speak are not from their own thoughts.

    "Brothers, it was necessary that this Scripture should be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judah, who was guide to those who took Yahshua. (Act 1:16 RNWEB)

Again we see the spirit spoke through the mouth of a man!

    Therefore, even as the Holy Spirit says, "Today if you will hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts, as in the provocation, like as in the day of the trial in the wilderness, where your fathers tested me by proving me, and saw my works for forty years. Therefore I was displeased with that generation, and said, ’They always err in their heart, but they didn’t know my ways;’ as I swore in my wrath, ’They will not enter into my rest.’" Beware, brothers, lest perhaps there be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living Elohim; (Heb 3:7-12 RNWEB)

In this verse it says "the Holy Spirit (a Malachem) says..." however when this was originally written in the book of Psalms, David was the one accredited for saying it. So we see David was just acting as a vessel for YAH’s ambassadors the Malachem.

    The Good News must first be preached to all the nations. When they lead you away and deliver you up, don’t be anxious beforehand, or premeditate what you will say, but say whatever will be given you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. (Mar 13:10-11 RNWEB)

It’s the Spirit that speaks, we don’t know what to say concerning an ecclesiastical mandate, because we are just vessels that the spirit gives voice through.

    Behold, there was a man in Yerushalayim whose name was Simon. This man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Yisra’el, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen YAH’s Anointed. He came in the Spirit into the temple. When the parents brought in the child, Yahshua, that they might do concerning him according to the requirement of the Torah, then he received him into his arms, and blessed Elohim, and said, "Now you are releasing your servant, Master, according to your word, in peace; for my eyes have seen your salvation, (Luk 2:25-30 RNWEB)

Simon was a righteous and dedicated man who the Holy Spirit was on. The Spirit revealed to him that he would see the Anointed before his death, and it was also the Spirit who directed him to the holy place where he would find him.

    until the day in which he was received up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. (Act 1:2 RNWEB)
    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. You will be witnesses to me in Yerushalayim, in all Judah and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth." (Act 1:8 RNWEB)

They received power AFTER the Holy Spirit came on them, THEN they were witnesses. Before the spirit came on them, they had no power. Remember what Yahshua said to Peter, don’t think what your going to say, because it will not be you that’s speaking, but the Holy Spirit.

    Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all with one accord in one place. Suddenly there came from the sky a sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. (Act 2:1-2 RNWEB)

The event started with a sound that came from heaven as a rushing mighty wind.

    Tongues like fire appeared and were distributed to them, and one sat on each of them. (Act 2:3 RNWEB)

Remember the scripture we reviewed earlier, "He makes his ministers spirits, and His servants a flame of fire." Fire is the composition of the Malachem and that’s what was appearing above the disciples.

    They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak. (Act 2:4 RNWEB)

They began to speak in other languages as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak.The only thing we can do outside of divine intervention is read the law and the prophets, live according to its precepts, and teach others so they can understand and do it also. When a theocratic work needs to be done that requires some extraordinary guidance, wisdom, and understanding then the Most High will dispatch a Malak, who has been given a mandate and will choose a righteous vessel to accomplish his task.

    Now there were dwelling in Yerushalayim Jews, devout men, from every nation under the sky. When this sound was heard, the multitude came together, and were bewildered, because everyone heard them speaking in his own language. They were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, "Behold, aren’t all these who speak from the Galil? (Act 2:5-7 RNWEB)

These were Hebrews raised under Torah and they were in Yerushalayim for the feast of Pentecost as the law required. The Apostles, by the Holy Spirit were talking to them about the Gospel of Yahshua the anointed who had fulfilled the law of animal sacrifice through his own death, fulfilled the first arrival prophecies of the prophets, and came to point the way to the Kingdom of Elohim. This message was being spoken to thousands of Hebrews who were hearing it in there own languages, which was the evidence that Elohim was endorsing the spoken message, much in the same way the Most High gave signs to Moshe to show he sent him.

    Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" Peter said to them, "Repent, and be purified, every one of you, in the name of Yahshua the Anointed for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Act 2:37-38 RNWEB)

The purpose for receiving the Holy Spirit was to do an ecclesiastical work, and if your not, there is no need for you to have the gift of the Spirit. We will further substantiate this as we continue the study.

    Elohim also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders, by various works of power, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will? (Heb 2:4 RNWEB)

The gifts are distributed as Elohim desires.

    This is he who came by water and blood, Yahshua the Anointed; not with the water only, but with the water and the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three who testify: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and the three agree as one. (1Jn 5:6-8 RNWEB)

It’s the spirit that has something to say to mankind, however they do not do it alone, they use water and blood to carry out and communicate the word of Elohim.

There are three who bear witness: the Spirit, the water, and the blood. Man represents the water and blood, the Spirit came out of heaven, and the word says the three are in agreement. We have to be in agreement with the Spirit in order for him to be in agreement with us. The Spirit is holy and if were going to be in agreement with him we cannot be unholy. To understand unholiness we need to read the first five books of the bible. YAH has a standard, he cannot justly give the Spirit to someone that is not keeping His laws, commandments, and ordinances. What type of message would he be sending to humanity on how they will judged at the end of the age. How will we know YAH’s expectations? This would just create confusion and the word says, YAH is not the author of confusion.

    The Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying, "This is the covenant that I will make with them: ’After those days,’ says YAH, ’I will put my laws on their heart, I will also write them on their mind;’" then he says, "I will remember their sins and their iniquities no more." Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. (Heb 10:15-18 RNWEB)

Notice not only does the Holy Spirit also testify, it was also the Holy Spirit that said "This is the covenant that I shall make with them after those days says YAH," The Spirit (a Malak) said this as an Ambassador of YAH, because he was dispatched to do so.

    I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, that he may be with you forever,-- the Spirit of truth, whom the world can’t receive; for it doesn’t see him, neither knows him. You know him, for he lives with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world will see me no more; but you will see me. Because I live, you will live also. (Joh 14:16-19 RNWEB)
    But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you. (Joh 14:26 RNWEB)

Christianity claims they are filled with the spirit either when they are "born again" (more on this latter) or after speaking in tongues. How could anyone have the Holy Spirit and not know the fathers name, keep His Sabbaths, and obey His laws? The Holy spirit is supposed to instruct and guide us in the ecclesiastical affairs of YAH. We cannot claim to be vessels fit for theocratic use and not be keeping his laws and ordinances. We will see that this is not possible as we continue, it’s important that we understand YAH has standards that must be met in order for us to even be considered for service.

    "When the Counselor has come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will testify about me. You will also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning. (Joh 15:26-27 RNWEB)

Notice the sequence of events, "And when the Councilor has come, WHOM I (Yahshua) will send you from the Father." Yahshua sent the Spirit but it was from the Father. It’s also important we realize he was specifically speaking to his apostles not us.

    However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming. (Joh 16:13 RNWEB)

The spirit will guide us in truth, he will not tell us anything that is opposed to YAH’s word. We learn the word of Elohim in the Torah and books of the prophets. So for example, the Spirit won’t tell us it’s ok to break the dietary law or the Sabbath, because that goes against what was taught from the beginning. Saying these things are no longer for today would have to be doctrine from some other source. We can see an example of this occurring in the garden just before the fall of man. YAH told Adam and Eve if they eat the fruit of the tree of good and evil they will surely die, however the adversary came along and said "Surely you shall not die." Two different words on the same subject, but only one is the truth. The Adversary is very good at creating confusion which YAH has no part of.

The Holy Spirit, which is another name for the Spirit of Truth or Spirit of Elohim, which is dispatched, will only speak what he hears the Father say, his word will be facts not interpretations.

    He will glorify me, for he will take from what is mine, and will declare it to you. All things whatever the Father has are mine; therefore I said that he takes of mine, and will declare it to you. (Joh 16:14-15 RNWEB)
    When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad when they saw the Master. Yahshua therefore said to them again, "Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." When he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit! (Joh 20:20-22 RNWEB)

Yahshua said this is what’s going to happen, he had already promised it. Just as we seen Moshe laid hands on Yahshua of Nun, Yahshua passed this spirit or endorsement on to the apostles in order for this to be fulfilled.

    This is the Revelation of Yahshua the Anointed, which Elohim gave him to show to his servants the things which must happen soon, which he sent and made known by his angel to his servant, Yochanan, who testified to Elohim’s word, and of the testimony of Yahshua the Anointed, about everything that he saw. (Rev 1:1-2 RNWEB)

This was a vision given to Yahshua, which was received from YAH, that had been sent to Yochanan by Yahshua through the Malachem. Yahshua tells us in scripture he would have his father send the spirit of truth. Here we see Yahshua sending a Malachem from the father, which can also be called the Spirit of Truth. This is one who comforts, advocates, and intercedes (more on this later), which is a Spirit that bears witness to the truth.

YAH sent this word through a vision that Yahshua sent by a Malak to Yochanan, who bore witness to the word of Elohim, and Yahshua the anointed.

    He said to me, "These words are faithful and true. YAH Elohim of the spirits of the prophets sent his angel to show to his bondservants the things which must happen soon." "Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." (Rev 22:6-7 RNWEB)

This is an angel speaking, not Yahshua, and he is only saying what he was told.

    Now I, Yochanan, am the one who heard and saw these things. When I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who had shown me these things. He said to me, "See you don’t do it! I am a fellow bondservant with you and with your brothers, the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship Elohim." (Rev 22:8-9 RNWEB)

The Malak did not come to glorify himself, but to speak the things Elohim has commanded him to say and to give Him the glory.

    I, Yahshua, have sent my angel to testify these things to you for the assemblies. I am the root and the offspring of David; the Bright and Morning Star." (Rev 22:16 RNWEB)

Didn’t scripture say Yahshua was sending the comforter, Holy Spirit, and Spirit of truth? We see all these terms refer to the same entity, a Malak. Remember Malak’s were made spirits, and they are certainly Holy in scripture, so they are Holy Spirits. Don’t let the singular use of the word Spirit confuse you. The terms are used the same as scripture uses man, where man represents all humanity, the same is true of the word Spirit, which represents all the holy Malachem.

    Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "You rulers of the people, and elders of Yisra’el, if we are examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, be it known to you all, and to all the people of Yisra’el, that in the name of Yahshua the Anointed of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom Elohim raised from the dead, in him does this man stand here before you whole. (Act 4:8-10 RNWEB)

Scripture says Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit, remember he received this on the day of Pentecost, which was to do a specific work, "they would be witnesses..."

    But the Priest Gadol rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy, and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public custody. But an angel of YAH opened the prison doors by night, and brought them out, and said, "Go stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life." When they heard this, they entered into the temple about daybreak, and taught. But the Priest Gadol came, and those who were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Yisra’el, and sent to the prison to have them brought. (Act 5:17-21 RNWEB)

Notice that they were released by the Malachem because they had an ecclesiastical work to do. After their release they were told to go speak to the people, all the words of this life.

    But the officers who came didn’t find them in the prison. They returned and reported, "We found the prison shut and locked, and the guards standing before the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside!" Now when the Priest Gadol, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these words, they were very perplexed about them and what might become of this. One came and told them, "Behold, the men whom you put in prison are in the temple, standing and teaching the people." Then the captain went with the officers, and brought them without violence, for they were afraid that the people might stone them. When they had brought them, they set them before the council. The Priest Gadol questioned them, saying, "Didn’t we strictly charge you not to teach in this name? Behold, you have filled Yerushalayim with your teaching, and intend to bring this man’s blood on us." But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey Elohim rather than men. (Act 5:22-29 RNWEB)

They were in prison and released by the Malachem, when they were found teaching in the temple they were brought before the High Priest, who said, have we not told you not to teach this message. Peter and the others answered "We have to obey Elohim rather than men," they were following the instructions of YAH, given them by the Spirit to do His purpose, not their own purpose or plan. Every step of their ministries were being guided by the Spirit.

    The Elohim of our fathers raised up Yahshua, whom you killed, hanging him on a tree. Elohim exalted him with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Yisra’el, and remission of sins. We are His witnesses of these things; and so also is the Holy Spirit, whom Elohim has given to those who obey him." (Act 5:30-32 RNWEB)

Notice we see again that it’s water and blood (man) and the Spirit that bear witness as we read earlier.

The Spirit was given to those who obey him, this is a conditional statement. If we’re not obeying the word of Elohim, he will not give us the Holy Spirit! We learn how to obey Him in Torah. YAH has dictated the laws and ordinances, however it is the Malachem that document and remember what the Most High said to Yisrael, "I send before you my angel (Malak), don’t provoke him for he shall not pardon your lawlessness, for my name is in him." The Malachem have the authority!

    But an angel of YAH spoke to Philip, saying, "Arise, and go toward the south to the way that goes down from Yerushalayim to `Aza. This is a desert." He arose and went; and behold, there was a man of Kush, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Kushim, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Yerushalayim to worship. He was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah. The Spirit said to Philip, "Go near, and join yourself to this chariot." Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?" He said, "How can I, unless someone explains it to me?" He begged Philip to come up and sit with him. Now the passage of the Scripture which he was reading was this, "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter. As a lamb before his shearer is silent, so he doesn’t open his mouth. In his humiliation, his judgment was taken away. Who will declare His generation? For his life is taken from the earth." The eunuch answered Philip, "Who is the prophet talking about? About himself, or about someone else?" Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Yahshua. (Act 8:26-35 RNWEB)

The Spirit of Elohim recognized that this was a good opportunity to witness. The man is reading Isaiah 53, during this period the Gospel of the good news, the New Covenant through Yahshua the anointed had to be spread. The Malachem are choosing righteous men as appointed and anointed vessels, which they are guiding to bear witness of the New Covenant so everyone can understand the process of how to be redeemed from the penalty of sin. As Yahshua said, it starts in Yerushalayim first, then Judea, followed by Samaria, and finally the utter most regions of the earth.

    Now there was a certain man in Caesarea, Cornelius by name, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, (Act 10:1 RNWEB)

We see from this verse he was a gentile not a Hebrew.

    a devout man, and one who feared Elohim with all his house, who gave gifts for the needy generously to the people, and always prayed to Elohim. (Act 10:2 RNWEB)

Cornelius had two important characteristics, he was dedicated and feared Elohim, not only him but his entire house.

    At about the ninth hour of the day, he clearly saw in a vision an angel of Elohim coming to him, and saying to him, "Cornelius!" (Act 10:3 RNWEB)

The ninth hour of the day is important because it was a custom to pray three times a day and this was one of those times. He had fully adopted the culture, it was David that originally started praying three times per day and it became a tradition that was adopted into the Hebrew culture. So he was praying and had a vision.

    He, fastening his eyes on him, and being frightened, said, "What is it, Master?" He said to him, "Your prayers and your gifts to the needy have gone up for a memorial before Elohim. Now send men to Yafo, and get Simon, who is surnamed Peter. He lodges with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the seaside. " (Act 10:4-6 RNWEB)

Why didn’t the Malak just tell him the message, why did he have to send for Peter? Because this would not be the proper order of things, Salvation, the glory, honor, service of Elohim, and giving of the law comes through the Hebrews. The Malak cannot give doctrine or explain the process because that can only come through Yisrael by covenant. So the Malak is sending him to a Hebrew Yisraelite called Peter, who will tell him what he needs to do.

    When the angel who spoke to him had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier of those who waited on him continually. Having explained everything to them, he sent them to Yafo. Now on the next day as they were on their journey, and got close to the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray at about noon. He became hungry and desired to eat, but while they were preparing, he fell into a trance. He saw heaven opened and a certain container descending to him, like a great sheet let down by four corners on the earth, (Act 10:7-11 RNWEB)

The Malak is giving him a vision, which is one of the ways they communicate, remember what the Spirit of Elohim said to Miriam and Aaron, "If there be a prophet among you I shall make myself known in a vision or a dream. But not so with my servant Moshe, with him have I spoken face to face." YAH has always communicated to his servants in visions and dreams. A vision is similar to a daydream where you slip into a trance, it appears very real.

    in which were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild animals, reptiles, and birds of the sky. A voice came to him, "Rise, Peter, kill and eat!" But Peter said, "Not so, Master; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean." A voice came to him again the second time, "What Elohim has cleansed, you must not call unclean." This was done three times, and immediately the vessel was received up into heaven. Now while Peter was very perplexed in himself what the vision which he had seen might mean, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon’s house, stood before the gate, and called and asked whether Simon, who was surnamed Peter, was lodging there. While Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men seek you. But arise, get down, and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them." (Act 10:12-20 RNWEB)

Peter knew without a doubt that YAH was not commanding him to eat unclean animals, this is why he said "I have never eaten anything unclean," Peter had the vision three times and refused to accept it three times and then three gentiles came to the door looking for him (The vision repeating 3 times, and 3 gentiles was no coincidence), and he was told to go with them, not doubting, because they were sent by the Most High. At this time the Hebrews would not have considered going with a gentile because they looked at them as unclean.

    Peter went down to the men, and said, "Behold, I am he whom you seek. Why have you come?" They said, "Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous man and one who fears Elohim, and well spoken of by all the Hebrew nation, was directed by a holy angel to invite you to his house, and to listen to what you say." So he called them in and lodged them. On the next day Peter arose and went out with them, and some of the brothers from Yafo accompanied him. On the next day they entered into Caesarea. Cornelius was waiting for them, having called together his relatives and his near friends. (Act 10:21-24 RNWEB)

Look what Cornelius had done, he gathered all his relatives and close friends together, and they were all gentiles (euro-asian) awaiting Peter. He had a great zeal for the word of YAH, and a desire to share it.

    When it happened that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, fell down at his feet, and worshiped him. But Peter raised him up, saying, "Stand up! I myself am also a man." As he talked with him, he went in and found many gathered together. He said to them, "You yourselves know how it is an unlawful thing for a man who is a Hebrew to join himself or come to one of another nation, but Elohim has shown me that I shouldn’t call any man unholy or unclean. (Act 10:25-28 RNWEB)

This is how Peter understood his vision, it had nothing to do with his diet, however it was showing him he should not call any man common or unclean.

    Therefore also I came without complaint when I was sent for. I ask therefore, why did you send for me?" Cornelius said, "Four days ago, I was fasting until this hour, and at the ninth hour, I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, and said, ’Cornelius, your prayer is heard, and your gifts to the needy are remembered in the sight of Elohim. Send therefore to Yafo, and summon Simon, who is surnamed Peter. He lodges in the house of Simon a tanner, by the seaside. When he comes, he will speak to you.’ Therefore I sent to you at once, and it was good of you to come. Now therefore we are all here present in the sight of Elohim to hear all things that have been commanded you by Elohim." (Act 10:29-33 RNWEB)

They were there to hear all the things that Elohim commanded Peter to say.

    Peter opened his mouth and said, "Truly I perceive that Elohim doesn’t show favoritism; (Act 10:34 RNWEB)

YAH does not care what race or color we are, he looks on all humanity the same. There is just one way that leads to eternal life for all.

    but in every nation he who fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him. (Act 10:35 RNWEB)

In every nation, he will accept anyone who FEARS Him and WORKS RIGHTEOUSNESS (practices the law). The current problem we see in all nations is they don’t want to follow the process that YAH has set forth, which is obedience to the covenant as communicated and revealed by the sons of Yisrael.

    The word which he sent to the children of Yisra’el, preaching good news of peace by Yahshua the Anointed--he is Master of all-- that spoken word you yourselves know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judah, beginning from the Galil, after the immersion which Yochanan preached; even Yahshua of Nazareth, how Elohim anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for Elohim was with him. (Act 10:36-38 RNWEB)

If Yahshua is part of the Christian "Godhead," why did YAH need to give him the Holy Spirit? The scripture says that Yahshua was given the spirit of wisdom, understand, and the fear of Elohim. Did Yahshua need to be given a fear of himself? Their is a great deal of confusion in Christendom, obviously this cannot be correctly justified in scripture. The prophets of old said the anointed would be a prophet that would have the spirit of Elohim, never did they represent him as a G_d man. All YAH’s prophets had the spirit of Elohim, that’s what made them holy prophets!

    We are witnesses of everything he did both in the countryside of Judea, and in Yerushalayim; whom they also killed, hanging him on a tree. Elohim raised him up the third day, and gave him to be revealed, not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen before by Elohim, to us, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He charged us to preach to the people and to testify that this is he who is appointed by Elohim as the Judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him, that through his name everyone who believes in him will receive remission of sins." (Act 10:39-43 RNWEB)

Peter is conveying the new process to Cornelius because he is still part of the old covenant at this time, so he is learning what needs to be done to enter the new covenant, as the Malak had instructed.

    While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those who heard the word. They of the circumcision who believed were amazed, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was also poured out on the nations. For they heard them speaking in other languages and magnifying Elohim. Then Peter answered, (Act 10:44-46 RNWEB)

They knew those who received the Holy Spirit were magnifying YAH in other languages. There is no way they could have known this, unless they were able to understand what they were saying. So they must have been speaking in a language known to the Hebrews. The gift of speaking in other languages was an endorsement from Elohim, the way the gift worked is the speaker would be magnifying the Most High in a language they had never learned, however the people listening understood the language. If this wasn’t the case no one would know they were magnifying Elohim or that they were even speaking a real language.

    "Can any man forbid the water, that these who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we should not be purified?" He commanded them to be purified in the name of Yahshua the Anointed. Then they asked him to stay some days. (Act 10:47-48 RNWEB)
    Now the apostles and the brothers who were in Judah heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of Elohim. When Peter had come up to Yerushalayim, those who were of the circumcision contended with him, saying, "You went in to uncircumcised men, and ate with them!" But Peter began, and explained to them in order, saying, "I was in the city of Yafo praying, and in a trance I saw a vision: a certain container descending, like it was a great sheet let down from heaven by four corners. It came as far as me. (Act 11:1-5 RNWEB)

Peter came up to Yerushalayim and the Hebrews argued with him, because he went to men considered unclean and ate with them, so he explained his vision.

    who will speak to you words by which you will be saved, you and all your house.’ As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, even as on us at the beginning. I remembered the word of YAH, how he said, ’Yochanan indeed purified in water, but you will be purified in the Holy Spirit.’ If then Elohim gave to them the same gift as us, when we believed in Master Yahshua the Anointed, who was I, that I could withstand Elohim?" When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified Elohim, saying, "Then Elohim has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life!" (Act 11:14-18 RNWEB)

When they found out they received the Holy Spirit they would not speak against them and praised Elohim. Remember what Yahshua said, "whatever you say against me shall be forgiven, but what you say against the Malak (Holy Spirit) shall not be forgiven in this life or the next." This is because they are direct ambassadors of YAH, speaking against them is the same as speaking against YAH. This was a sign to show that gentiles had been engrafted into the covenant with Yisrael.

    Now about that time, Herod the king stretched out his hands to oppress some of the assembly. He killed Jacob, the brother of Yochanan, with the sword. When he saw that it pleased the Hebrews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This was during the days of unleavened bread. When he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of four soldiers each to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover. Peter therefore was kept in the prison, but constant prayer was made by the assembly to Elohim for him. The same night when Herod was about to bring him out, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains. Guards in front of the door kept the prison. And behold, an angel of YAH stood by him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side, and woke him up, saying, "Stand up quickly!" His chains fell off from his hands. The angel said to him, "Get dressed and put on your sandals." He did so. He said to him, "Put on your cloak, and follow me." And he went out and followed him. He didn’t know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he saw a vision. When they were past the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out, and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him. (Act 12:1-10 RNWEB)

The Malak left because he was only sent to let him out of prison. The Malachem were only dispatched to sanctified vessels who were commissioned to minister the word of Elohim. Peter had to explain the New Covenant process to these people, so YAH dispatched a Malak because he knew his work would be inhibited if he were left in prison.

    When Peter had come to himself, he said, "Now I truly know that YAH has sent out his angel and delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from everything the Hebrew people were expecting." Thinking about that, he came to the house of Miriam, the mother of Yochanan whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. When Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer. When she recognized Peter’s voice, she didn’t open the gate for joy, but ran in, and reported that Peter was standing in front of the gate. They said to her, "You are crazy!" But she insisted that it was so. They said, "It is his angel." But Peter continued knocking. When they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed. But he, beckoning to them with his hand to be silent, declared to them how YAH had brought him out of the prison. He said, "Tell these things to Jacob, and to the brothers." Then he departed, and went to another place. Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers about what had become of Peter. When Herod had sought for him, and didn’t find him, he examined the guards, and commanded that they should be put to death. He went down from Judah to Caesarea, and stayed there. Now Herod was very angry with the people of Tzor and Tzidon. They came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus, the king’s personal aide, their friend, they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king’s country for food. On an appointed day, Herod dressed himself in royal clothing, sat on the throne, and gave a speech to them. The people shouted, "The voice of a elohim, and not of a man!" Immediately an angel of YAH struck him, because he didn’t give Elohim the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died. But the word of Elohim grew and multiplied. Barnabas and Sha’ul returned to Yerushalayim, when they had fulfilled their service, also taking with them Yochanan whose surname was Mark. (Act 12:11-25 RNWEB)

Herod spoke powerfully before the people and they all said he was not speaking as a man but an almighty one, Herod accepted the peoples praises and failed to give the glory to YAH, so the Malachem afflicted him and he became worm stricken and died.

    As they served YAH and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Separate Barnabas and Sha’ul for me, for the work to which I have called them." (Act 13:2 RNWEB)
    So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia. From there they sailed to Cyprus. (Act 13:4 RNWEB)

The Holy Spirit (Malak) sanctified and separated them, then assigned them a mission. We have seen since we started this study that everyone that was given the Spirit was a worker in the development of the assemblies of Elohim, in both the new and old testament.

    When they had gone through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. (Act 16:6 RNWEB)

The Holy Spirit forbade them to go into Asia to speak the word. The Spirit wants them to go where he directs not where they think they should go.

    Now, behold, I go bound by the Spirit to Yerushalayim, not knowing what will happen to me there; except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions wait for me. (Act 20:22-23 RNWEB)

Notice, it is the Holy Spirit doing all the witnessing, these men are not acting on their own abilities. Remember Yahshua came by water and blood, however he says it’s the Spirit that bares witness, because the Spirit is the truth, we are just vessels. To be partners with the Spirit and qualify as vessels we must be sanctified unto righteousness first.

    Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of Elohim which he purchased with his own blood. (Act 20:28 RNWEB)

Sha’ul is talking to all the overseers and telling them to feed their assembly which Elohim purchased with His blood. He is telling them to teach sound doctrine, not tradition, feelings, or any of their own ideas.

    Coming to us, and taking Sha’ul’s belt, he bound his own feet and hands, and said, "Thus says the Holy Spirit: ’So will the Hebrews at Yerushalayim bind the man who owns this belt, and will deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’" (Act 21:11 RNWEB)

The Spirit of Elohim is speaking to Sha’ul through a righteous vessel, and warning him that he would be bound in Yerushalayim. At this time new covenant assemblies had to be established throughout the land. This was YAH’s will and he dispatched the Malachem who used righteous men as vessels to accomplish it.

    When they didn’t agree among themselves, they departed after Sha’ul had spoken one word, "The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through Isaiah, the prophet, to our fathers, saying, ’Go to this people, and say, in hearing, you will hear, but will in no way understand. In seeing, you will see, but will in no way perceive. For this people’s heart has grown callous. Their ears are dull of hearing. Their eyes they have closed. Lest they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and would turn again, and I would heal them.’ (Act 28:25-27 RNWEB)

Summing Up

  • It was the Spirit that always spoke through and directed men to accomplish YAH’s will.
  • The Holy Spirit is a Malachem, an agent, deputy, and ambassador of YAH. He will only speak what the father says and do what he has commanded.
  • Holy Spirit is just another title for the "Angel of the lord" or "Spirit of the Lord."
  • There are three that bear witness; Water, Blood and Spirit. And the three agree. Water and blood represent man and the Spirit is the Malachem which is a representative of YAH. We must agree with the Spirit in order for the Spirit to agree with us.
  • The Father sent the Spirit of Truth (a Malak) in Yahshua’s name. Yahshua’s ministry is to act as mediator between man and the Father, just as the sons of Aaron were mediators under the old covenant, before the sacrificial ordinances were nullified.
  • The term Spirit refers to all Malachem just as Man refers to all humanity.

 

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