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[[File:Sanhedrin.jpg|right|thumb|250px|The seventy chosen by Moses were not to rule over the people but were to oversee that which was given to God. Later in the [[Apostasy|apostacy]] of Judea and [[The Hasmonean Whoredom]] they were given legislative powers over the people. There were seventy that followed Christ by His [[appoint]]ment.<Ref>[[Luke 10]]:1 "After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come."</Ref> Their purpose would be fulfilled within the body of the 120 at [[Pentecost]] whom the [[Holy Spirit]] descended upon. ''It is the spirit that giveth life.'']]
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[[File:Sanhedrin.jpg|right|thumb|250px|The seventy chosen by Moses were not to rule over the people but were to oversee that which was given to God. Later in the [[Apostasy|apostacy]] of Judea and [[The Hasmonean Whoredom]] they were given legislative powers over the people. There were seventy that followed Christ by His [[appoint]]ment. Their purpose would be fulfilled within the body of the 120 at [[Pentecost]] whom the [[Holy Spirit]] descended upon. ''It is the spirit that giveth life.'']]
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== The seventy of Salome ==
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[[Israel]] and what became known as Judea got farther from the precepts of God's kingdom. Because the '''[[voice]]''' of the people sought a ruler to take authority. The prophecy of [[1 Samuel 8]] would eventually oppress them under [[tribute]] and tyranny.
 
[[Israel]] and what became known as Judea got farther from the precepts of God's kingdom. Because the '''[[voice]]''' of the people sought a ruler to take authority. The prophecy of [[1 Samuel 8]] would eventually oppress them under [[tribute]] and tyranny.
  
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The contrast of Paul's bondage under the Mishna or law of the Pharisee explains his uncompromising stand on Christian justification by faith only. It was that law that had governed every aspect of their life which was [[Cross#Nailed_to_his_cross|nailed to the cross]].
 
The contrast of Paul's bondage under the Mishna or law of the Pharisee explains his uncompromising stand on Christian justification by faith only. It was that law that had governed every aspect of their life which was [[Cross#Nailed_to_his_cross|nailed to the cross]].
  
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== The seventy of Christ ==
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There were seventy that followed Christ by His [[appoint]]ment.<Ref>[[Luke 10]]:1 "After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come."</Ref> Their purpose would be fulfilled within the body of the 120 at [[Pentecost]] whom the [[Holy Spirit]] descended upon. ''It is the spirit that giveth life.''
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Jesus was the king because he was the [[Christ]], the [[Messiah]], the [[anointed]] and thousands of Jews accepted him as the rightful king. Those who did not departed from the kingdom and made themselves subject to [[Caesar]].
  
 
When the Pharisees sat in the seat of the government their legalism imposed itself through statutes, often as heavy burdens, and tyrannical kings like [[Herod]]. But they knew that they could not subject the people without their [[consent]].<Ref>[[Proverbs 1]]:10 “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.”</Ref>
 
When the Pharisees sat in the seat of the government their legalism imposed itself through statutes, often as heavy burdens, and tyrannical kings like [[Herod]]. But they knew that they could not subject the people without their [[consent]].<Ref>[[Proverbs 1]]:10 “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.”</Ref>
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*    “A vow is a solemn promise made to God to perform or to abstain from performing a certain thing.”<Ref>Smith's Bible Dictionary - Bible Dictionary</Ref>
 
*    “A vow is a solemn promise made to God to perform or to abstain from performing a certain thing.”<Ref>Smith's Bible Dictionary - Bible Dictionary</Ref>
  
With the aid of the kings they offered social [[welfare]] schemes that spread over the Roman [[world]] in the form of [[Corban]] that would make the word of God to none effect. All that was required was the consent of the people through some system of application and registered membership under the guise of welfare and care. Soon their temple treasuries filled with the contributions of the people for the care of the widows and orphans, aged and infirm. Though this was a religion, it was not [[pure religion]].
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This is why Jesus and James state that the people should not be [[swear]]ing and takin oaths nor praying to the [[Fathers]] of the earth.
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With the aid of the king they offered social [[welfare]] schemes that spread over the Roman [[world]] in the form of [[Corban]] that would make the word of God to none effect. All that was required was the consent of the people through some system of application and registered membership under the guise of welfare and care. Soon their temple treasuries filled with the contributions of the people for the care of the widows and orphans, aged and infirm. Though this was a religion, it was not [[pure religion]].
  
 
[[Herod]] would establish such a system [[Corban]] justifying the [[covetous practices]] in the minds of many like [[Rome]] had done [[Polybius|corrupting their own people]] through the dismantling of the [[republic]].  This [[Public religion]] of [[Herod]] needed to be regulated by the Sanhedrin who functioned according to a spirit of [[force]]. [[John the Baptist]] would preach another way based on [[charity]] rather than [[force]]. [[The Way]] taught by John and Jesus would be at the core of the [[Christian conflict]] with the [[Imperial Cult of Rome]].
 
[[Herod]] would establish such a system [[Corban]] justifying the [[covetous practices]] in the minds of many like [[Rome]] had done [[Polybius|corrupting their own people]] through the dismantling of the [[republic]].  This [[Public religion]] of [[Herod]] needed to be regulated by the Sanhedrin who functioned according to a spirit of [[force]]. [[John the Baptist]] would preach another way based on [[charity]] rather than [[force]]. [[The Way]] taught by John and Jesus would be at the core of the [[Christian conflict]] with the [[Imperial Cult of Rome]].
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The [[Pharisees]] were popular because of their stoic modesty. On the outside, they gave the appearance of service and sacrifice but the living quarters of the [[priests]] of the [[temples]] were more lavish than that of the kings. But it was the participation by the people in the political and religious schemes of the Pharisees that made them mutually implicit in that sin of statutory [[Corban]].
 
The [[Pharisees]] were popular because of their stoic modesty. On the outside, they gave the appearance of service and sacrifice but the living quarters of the [[priests]] of the [[temples]] were more lavish than that of the kings. But it was the participation by the people in the political and religious schemes of the Pharisees that made them mutually implicit in that sin of statutory [[Corban]].
  
In [[Egypt]] the people could eat of the [[One purse#Civic Flesh pots|flesh pots]] of the [[Pharaoh]].<Ref>Exodus 16:3 “And the children of [[Israel]] said unto them, 'Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, [and] when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.'”</Ref> Since the Egyptians were vegetarians, this reference to flesh pots<Ref>Ezekiel 11:3 “Which say, [It is] not near; let us build houses: this [city is] the caldron, and we [be] the flesh.”</Ref> had nothing to do with their diet. This was a metaphor describing a social welfare system of the pharaoh as a [[benefactor]] who could exercise authority and it included the governmental structure of corvée and [[corban]] which God opposed.<Ref>[[Ezekiel 11]]:7 “ Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; 'Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they [are] the flesh, and this [city is] the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.'”</Ref>
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== The seventy of Jacob ==
  
The sons of Jacob had become entangled in [[Egypt]] and God said to never return there again.<Ref>[[Deuteronomy 17]]:16 “ ...nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.”</Ref> Because they had chosen to throw their brother Joseph into a pit of slavery, they did not have their own provisions and rations when famine came. When hard times were upon them they gave up their God-given rights, and went into bondage, becoming entangled in the [[elements]] of the [[world]],<Ref>Galatians 4:3 “Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the [[elements]] of the world: ... Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in [[bondage]]?”</Ref>  making covenants with men<Ref>Exodus 23:32 “Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.”</Ref> who called themselves benefactors, but exercised authority one over the other.<Ref>Matthew 20:25 “But Jesus called them unto him, and said, 'Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you...'”
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* Exodus 1:5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt [already].
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In [[Egypt]] the people could eat of the [[One purse#Civic Flesh pots|flesh pots]] of the [[Pharaoh]].<Ref>Exodus 16:3 “And the children of [[Israel]] said unto them, 'Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, [and] when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.'”</Ref> Since the Egyptians were vegetarians, this reference to flesh pots<Ref>Ezekiel 11:3 “Which say, [It is] not near; let us build houses: this [city is] the caldron, and we [be] the flesh.”</Ref> had nothing to do with their diet. This was a [[metaphor]] describing a social welfare system of the pharaoh as a ''benefactor'' who could exercise authority and it included the governmental structure of corvée and [[corban]] which God opposed.<Ref>[[Ezekiel 11]]:7 “ Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; 'Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they [are] the flesh, and this [city is] the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.'”</Ref>
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The sons of Jacob had become entangled in [[Egypt]] and God said to never return there again.<Ref>[[Deuteronomy 17]]:16 “ ...nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.”</Ref> Because they had chosen to throw their brother Joseph into a pit of slavery, they did not have their own provisions and rations when famine came.  
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== The seventy of today ==
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* [[Luke 10]]:17 "And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 18  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20  Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. 21  In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight."
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: Where are the seventy today?
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: Are they in your congresses and parliaments?
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: Who will walk in The Way of Christ?
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: What is hid "from the wise(experts) and prudent(intelligent)"?
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: Have we gone after the [[Cain]]s, [[Nimrod]]s and [[Caesar]]s of the [[world]]?
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: Have we gone the way of [[Balaam]]?
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: Did we follow the way of the [[Nicolaitan]]?
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: Have you [[2_Peter#Despise_not_Dominion|despised dominion]]?
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Many are willing to sell their neighbor and even their neighbors' [[curse children|children]] into bondage to obtain government [[benefits]].  When hard times come upon them they give up their God-given rights, and go into bondage, becoming entangled in the [[elements]] of the [[world]],<Ref>[[Galatians 4]]:3 “Even so we, when we were children, were in [[bondage]] under the [[elements]] of the world: ... Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly [[elements]], whereunto ye desire again to be in [[bondage]]?”</Ref>  making [[social contract|covenants]] with men<Ref>Exodus 23:32 “Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.”</Ref> who called themselves [[benefactors]], but exercised authority one over the other.<Ref>Matthew 20:25 “But Jesus called them unto him, and said, 'Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you...'”
 
: Mark 10:42 .... “Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you....”
 
: Mark 10:42 .... “Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you....”
 
: Luke 22:25 “And he said unto them, 'The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But it shall not be so among you...'”</Ref>
 
: Luke 22:25 “And he said unto them, 'The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But it shall not be so among you...'”</Ref>
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The word "ruler" is said to be from ShemReish<Ref>{{08269}}</Ref> but is actually written ShemReishYod. There is another word ShemReishReish which is the verb for "rule" as in ''rule over us''.<Ref>{{08323}}</Ref>
 
The word "ruler" is said to be from ShemReish<Ref>{{08269}}</Ref> but is actually written ShemReishYod. There is another word ShemReishReish which is the verb for "rule" as in ''rule over us''.<Ref>{{08323}}</Ref>
  
The term "pentecontarch" in ancient History was a person in charge of a fifty-oared ship; the commander of a penteconter. The term is used in the Septuagint  from πεντήκοντα fifty + -αρχος<Ref>{{758}}</Ref> But again these men who led fifty were not rulers exercising authority one over the other. The same is true of those who served a hundred (hecatontarch) and a thousand (chiliarch).
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The term "pentecontarch" in ancient History was a person in charge of a fifty-oared ship; the commander of a penteconter. The term is used in the [[Septuagint]] from πεντήκοντα fifty + -αρχος<Ref>{{758}}</Ref> But again these men who led fifty were not rulers exercising authority one over the other. The same is true of those who served a hundred (hecatontarch) and a thousand (chiliarch).
  
 
Isolated congregations are not the kingdom. Ministers who [[covet]] their congregation, not networking with all other seekers of the [[kingdom of God]] and His [[righteousness]] fail to adhere to [[The Way]] of the Messiah. Christ '''[[commanded]]''' that his disciples follow this pattern of '''[[tens]]''' in organizing the people not so that men could [[exercise authority]] one over the other but so that the flow of righteous benefits like bread and welfare to those in true need could be properly done.
 
Isolated congregations are not the kingdom. Ministers who [[covet]] their congregation, not networking with all other seekers of the [[kingdom of God]] and His [[righteousness]] fail to adhere to [[The Way]] of the Messiah. Christ '''[[commanded]]''' that his disciples follow this pattern of '''[[tens]]''' in organizing the people not so that men could [[exercise authority]] one over the other but so that the flow of righteous benefits like bread and welfare to those in true need could be properly done.
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The seventy will appear like the loaves and fishes when we sit down in companies of tens, in ranks of fifty, in ranks of one hundred as Christ [[commanded]]. '''([[Mark 6]])'''
  
 
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Revision as of 17:23, 20 April 2018

The seventy chosen by Moses were not to rule over the people but were to oversee that which was given to God. Later in the apostacy of Judea and The Hasmonean Whoredom they were given legislative powers over the people. There were seventy that followed Christ by His appointment. Their purpose would be fulfilled within the body of the 120 at Pentecost whom the Holy Spirit descended upon. It is the spirit that giveth life.

The seventy of Salome

Israel and what became known as Judea got farther from the precepts of God's kingdom. Because the voice of the people sought a ruler to take authority. The prophecy of 1 Samuel 8 would eventually oppress them under tribute and tyranny.

The Hellenized John Hyrcanus in 113 BCE left the control of the kingdom to his wife and the high priesthood to his son Aristobulus. Aristobulus had his mother starved to death and threw three of his brothers in prison and another he eventually killed.

Aristobulus was the first Hasmonean to actually crown himself king and then in 103 B.C., died of illness whereupon his wife, Salome Alexandra, released his brothers from prison and married the eldest, Alexander Jannaeus, in accordance with the biblical levirate law (Yibum).

Alexander Jannaeus Hellenic ways were also despised by the people. In one incident he had over 6,000 men - according to Josephus - put to death for protesting his abuses. But that was nothing compared to the 50,000 Jews who were killed due to the Pharisees, a powerful school of rabbis, and their revolt.

Alexander Jannaeus died in 76 BCE, leaving his kingdom to his wife, Queen Salome Alexandra.

Queen Salome secured her power by siding with the Pharisees and establishing a rabbinical council with legislative powers and judicial authority which was called the Sanhedrin.

The modern equivalent of the Sanhedrin of Queen Salome is the congresses and parliaments of the governments of the world who as lawmakers put heavy and grievous burdens on the people that often they themselves will not carry. The modern equivalent of the Pharisees are Modern Christians who strain at gnats but swallow the camel of false religions.

The seventy of Moses

This new Sanhedrin had nothing to do with what Moses had set up back in Numbers 11:16 * "And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee."

The "elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people" are merely heads of families. They are also called by the people to serve as ministers of congregations of the people or even ministers of ministers of the people.

But the phrase "officers over them" does not include the words "over them" in the Hebrew text. They are officers but the question is over what and in what capacity?


The word "officer" VavShemTetReishYodVav וְשֹׁטְרָ֑יו is from shoter ShemTetReish[1] which only appear in this form in Exodus 5:10 and refers not to the taskmasters of Pharaoh who ruled over the people but the "officers" who controlled the flow of straw.


The words "that they may stand" is from the Hebrew word yatsab TzadikBeit[2] but appears as VavHeyTavYodTzadikBeitVav וְהִֽתְיַצְּב֥וּ and in Deuteronomy 31:14 and Jeremiah 46:4. It is also separated by a Vav at the beginning and end as we see with the word officer VavShemTetReishYodVav.

The Pharisees were either patriots to their Godly covenant or their written constitution of that nation. Their twisting of the words of the Torah through sophistry they had produced a religion that brought in damnable heresies until they did not know Moses and would not know Christ and His Gospel of the kingdom. Their love of legalism brought about a Sanhedrin that made laws, binding the people to the traditions of that body politic, hypocritically[3] stifling if not strangling the very liberty under God's kingdom which they professed.

They were “painfully punctilious about legal trifles and casuistries, while reckless of truth, righteousness, and the fear of God; cleansing the exterior man while full of iniquity within.”[4]

The contrast of Paul's bondage under the Mishna or law of the Pharisee explains his uncompromising stand on Christian justification by faith only. It was that law that had governed every aspect of their life which was nailed to the cross.


The seventy of Ptolemy

The Septuagint is a translation of the Hebrew Bible and some related texts into Koine Greek. The Septuagint derives its name from the Latin versio septuaginta interpretum, "translation of the seventy interpreters". Legend has it that the title refers to seventy or seventy-two Jewish scholars were hired by a Greek King of Egypt, Ptolemy II Philadelphus,, to translate the Torah from Biblical Hebrew into Greek, for inclusion in the Library of Alexandria.

The story reaches as far back as the Letter of Aristeas to his brother Philocrates referred to by Aristobolus writing in a passage preserved by Eusebius, and by Philo of Alexandria. References are repeated, with embellishments, by Philo of Alexandria, Josephus and by various later sources, including St. Augustine.

Evidently, Ptolemy's chief librarian Demetrios of Phaleron wanted the Hebrew law translated and preserved. This took place between 300-200 BC which was clearly a time of deep apostasy. There were many Jews who did not follow the ways of these Jews and several hundred years later accepted the teachings of Jesus on no need for this ritual sacrifice and dead stone temples.

Eventually, many Jews were so deluded by sophistry and their false interpretation of the ancient scripture that they could not recognize the simple message of Jesus about charity and love instead of force and violence and how His words about calling no man on earth father and loving your neighbor was in sync with Moses.[5]

The seventy of Christ

There were seventy that followed Christ by His appointment.[6] Their purpose would be fulfilled within the body of the 120 at Pentecost whom the Holy Spirit descended upon. It is the spirit that giveth life.

Jesus was the king because he was the Christ, the Messiah, the anointed and thousands of Jews accepted him as the rightful king. Those who did not departed from the kingdom and made themselves subject to Caesar.

When the Pharisees sat in the seat of the government their legalism imposed itself through statutes, often as heavy burdens, and tyrannical kings like Herod. But they knew that they could not subject the people without their consent.[7]

  • “A vow is a solemn promise made to God to perform or to abstain from performing a certain thing.”[8]

This is why Jesus and James state that the people should not be swearing and takin oaths nor praying to the Fathers of the earth.

With the aid of the king they offered social welfare schemes that spread over the Roman world in the form of Corban that would make the word of God to none effect. All that was required was the consent of the people through some system of application and registered membership under the guise of welfare and care. Soon their temple treasuries filled with the contributions of the people for the care of the widows and orphans, aged and infirm. Though this was a religion, it was not pure religion.

Herod would establish such a system Corban justifying the covetous practices in the minds of many like Rome had done corrupting their own people through the dismantling of the republic. This Public religion of Herod needed to be regulated by the Sanhedrin who functioned according to a spirit of force. John the Baptist would preach another way based on charity rather than force. The Way taught by John and Jesus would be at the core of the Christian conflict with the Imperial Cult of Rome.

These state-run socialist welfare systems of the world had become popular at that time. Their use of force and violence is what was meant by:

The Pharisees still had some charity, many rituals and ceremonies, but their freewill offerings were a token of the overall welfare of their society. Most of the benefits of their government were provided by funds collected through taxation. The once charitable offerings of the people had become an accounted scribes and forced contribution given to the temple.

The amount was determined by the legislating powers of the Sanhedrin and the kings. That power to exercise authority over the people grew, as the people applied for the entitlements and benefits of the growing bureaucracy of the Pharisees. What should have been for their welfare had become a snare.[9]

The Pharisees were popular because of their stoic modesty. On the outside, they gave the appearance of service and sacrifice but the living quarters of the priests of the temples were more lavish than that of the kings. But it was the participation by the people in the political and religious schemes of the Pharisees that made them mutually implicit in that sin of statutory Corban.

The seventy of Jacob

  • Exodus 1:5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt [already].

In Egypt the people could eat of the flesh pots of the Pharaoh.[10] Since the Egyptians were vegetarians, this reference to flesh pots[11] had nothing to do with their diet. This was a metaphor describing a social welfare system of the pharaoh as a benefactor who could exercise authority and it included the governmental structure of corvée and corban which God opposed.[12]

The sons of Jacob had become entangled in Egypt and God said to never return there again.[13] Because they had chosen to throw their brother Joseph into a pit of slavery, they did not have their own provisions and rations when famine came.

The seventy of today

  • Luke 10:17 "And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. 21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight."
Where are the seventy today?
Are they in your congresses and parliaments?
Who will walk in The Way of Christ?
What is hid "from the wise(experts) and prudent(intelligent)"?
Have we gone after the Cains, Nimrods and Caesars of the world?
Have we gone the way of Balaam?
Did we follow the way of the Nicolaitan?
Have you despised dominion?

Many are willing to sell their neighbor and even their neighbors' children into bondage to obtain government benefits. When hard times come upon them they give up their God-given rights, and go into bondage, becoming entangled in the elements of the world,[14] making covenants with men[15] who called themselves benefactors, but exercised authority one over the other.[16]

  • Exodus 18:21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place [such] over them, [to be] rulers of thousands, [and] rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:"

The word "ruler" is said to be from ShemReish[17] but is actually written ShemReishYod. There is another word ShemReishReish which is the verb for "rule" as in rule over us.[18]

The term "pentecontarch" in ancient History was a person in charge of a fifty-oared ship; the commander of a penteconter. The term is used in the Septuagint from πεντήκοντα fifty + -αρχος[19] But again these men who led fifty were not rulers exercising authority one over the other. The same is true of those who served a hundred (hecatontarch) and a thousand (chiliarch).

Isolated congregations are not the kingdom. Ministers who covet their congregation, not networking with all other seekers of the kingdom of God and His righteousness fail to adhere to The Way of the Messiah. Christ commanded that his disciples follow this pattern of tens in organizing the people not so that men could exercise authority one over the other but so that the flow of righteous benefits like bread and welfare to those in true need could be properly done.

The seventy will appear like the loaves and fishes when we sit down in companies of tens, in ranks of fifty, in ranks of one hundred as Christ commanded. (Mark 6)

Capitalism works best in a society where people love their neighbor as themselves, where the State is superfluous because the power of the State remains in the hands of the individual as God intended. The individual, as a natural inhabitant, can only remain free in a state of nature as long as he remains virtuous. Capitalism does not dictate virtue. Greed or charity remain a choice in a free society. Socialism always brings an end to virtue with the empowerment of the State because it is the stumblingblock of Balaam.
“If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great Security”[20] In a republic of noble and virtuous souls there are few affairs of the people that are not taken care of by the people for the people.

Beware of gifts

"Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?" Isaiah 40:21

There are gifts of God and man.


Plutarch said “The real destroyers of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.”

But Proverbs 19:6 tells us the same thing, "Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man [is] a friend to him that giveth gifts."


Polybius said "The masses continue with an appetite for benefits and the habit of receiving them by way of a rule of force and violence. The people, having grown accustomed to feed at the expense of others and to depend for their livelihood on the property of others... institute the rule of violence; and now uniting their forces massacre, banish, and plunder, until they degenerate again into perfect savages and find once more a master and monarch."

This rule of violence and plunder is the same we hear about in Matthew 11:12 "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." and in Luke 16:16 "The law and the prophets [were] until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it." The Repentance associated with the act of Baptism was turning away from these Covetous systems of the Welfare of the World and going back to The Way of Fervent Charity with the Eucharist of Christ.

The wages of unrighteousness offered by men brings the rights and liberty of man[21] given by God to nothing[22] and their right to judge to confusion.[23]

The gifts of God which set men free[24] come to those who will walk the Way of God.[25]

The Paul the Apostle wrote to a number of Early Christian communities in Galatia, "For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another." Galatians 5:13-15

When Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 8:9 "But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak." the word "liberty" is the same word Paul uses in Romans 13.

The same word we see as power in Romans 13 is translated right in Hebrews 13:10[26] and Revelation 22:14[27]

Have we lost that liberty granted by God by neglecting our natural and moral responsibility that is correlative to those God given rights?

Eyes full of adultery

Peter made it clear in 2 Peter 2:3, "And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."

Peter not only warned us that desiring benefits at the expense of others would make us human resources what he calls merchandise but he warned us in 2 Peter 2:14 about those covetous practices entangling them back in the yoke of bondage and cursing our children:

"Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:" 2 Peter 2:14

He tells us that the debt of those Divers lust for the benefits of the world at the expense of others would curse our children.

David warned us in Psalms 69:22, "Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap."

And Paul reminded us again in Romans 11:9 that "... David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:"

This stumblingblock was that we would learn to eat at tables set with the bounty of the compelled sacrifices of institutions made by men who called themselves Benefactors that ruled over the people with and exercising authority and is explained in Revelation 2:14 "But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication."

Proverbs 23 warns us about the table of men who exercise authority one over the other "When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what [is] before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat."

If the ruler is your Benefactor he will only give you what he takes from others. To desire the Benefits is to Covet and that will change.

What are these benefits today?

Those benefits include everything from Public Schools to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards which is an electronic system that allows state welfare departments to issue benefits via a magnetically encoded payment card, used in the United States and the United Kingdom like Rome did with their Tesserae of the Beast of Revelation?

Warned

We were told by God in Exodus 20:17 "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s."

Jesus warned us of the evil of covetousness and where it comes from in Mark 7:20-23, "...That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."

These are the things he called us to repent of in Matthew 4:17 when he first "... began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." and in Mark 1:15 when He said "... The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." but warned us in Luke 13:3 that "... except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."

He warned the ministers that systems of Corban like the one they created for their social welfare made the word of God to none effect.

Jesus told us not to look to Benefactors who exercise authority one over the other.

He told us not to pray to Fathers of the earth but only our Father who is in Heaven.

He told us to keep the commandments including the one about not coveting anything that is our neighbors if we want Eternal life. And when 1 John 2 talked about the "propitiation for our sins", he reminded us that "... hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked."

Real Christians would not desire the benefits of men who call themselves Benefactors nor pray to the Fathers of the earth like Modern Christians do. They would be led to gather together in a living Network that provided a Daily ministration of Charity for one another according to the Perfect law of liberty. They would strive to keep His commandments by being Doers of His word in a Living Network of Love.

Israel in the Bondage of Egypt were literally employed by the Pharaoh who provided free bread like the Romans in the form of Public Welfare which was Public religion. They had to pay their tale of bricks to the Pharaoh but learn to gleen in the field at night to obtain their benefits. This is why God hardened the heart of the Pharaoh during the plagues so they could learn The Way of God. So it was not enough to stop taking the benefits but they needed to learn to provide them by faith, hope and charity through a system of Corban that made the word of God to effect.

Jesus said nothing different to the early Church. When he said give to Caesar what is Caesar and to God what is God's he was saying pay your tale of bricks. He even warned to be friends with the unrighteous Mammon explaining that it would fail. Those who cheat one master you will likely cheat the next.[28]

We are in bondage because of Covetous Practices and Slothfulness. We are devoured because we or our natural parents took bites out of one another in these Covetous Practices which made us a Surety for debt in an unrighteous Mammon... We must Repent and seek the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness.

Where and what is true Christian fellowship?
Where and what is the true Eucharist of Christ?
Where and what is the Living Network of the faithful?
Where and what is the Communion of Saints?
Where and how do the people practice Pure Religion?
Where and who are the people that attend to the Weightier matters?





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Footnotes

  1. 07860 ^רטשׁ^ shoter \@sho-tare’\@ act part of an otherwise unused root probably meaning to write; v/n m; {See TWOT on 2374 @@ "2374a"} AV-officers 23, ruler 1, overseer 1; 25 It appears in 11 different Hebrew forms like וְשֹׁטְרָ֑יו VavShemTetReishYodVav
    1) (Qal) official, officer
  2. 03320 ^בצי^ yatsab \@yaw-tsab’\@ a primitive root; v; {See TWOT on 894} AV-stand 24, present 9, set 6, stand still 2, stand up 2, withstand 1, stand fast 1, stand forth 1, remaining 1, resorted 1; 48
    1) to place, set, stand, set or station oneself, present oneself
    1a) (Hithpael) to station oneself, take one’s stand, stand, present oneself, stand with someone
  3. Matthew 15:7-8; Matthew 23:5; Matthew 23:13-33
  4. Copyright Information, © Fausset's Bible Dictionary
  5. : Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
    Zechariah 8:17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.
    Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
    Matthew 19:19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Matthew 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Mark 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
    Mark 12:33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
    Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
    Romans 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
    Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
  6. Luke 10:1 "After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come."
  7. Proverbs 1:10 “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.”
  8. Smith's Bible Dictionary - Bible Dictionary
  9. Psalms 69:22 “Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.”
    Romans 11:9 “And David saith, 'Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:'”
  10. Exodus 16:3 “And the children of Israel said unto them, 'Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, [and] when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.'”
  11. Ezekiel 11:3 “Which say, [It is] not near; let us build houses: this [city is] the caldron, and we [be] the flesh.”
  12. Ezekiel 11:7 “ Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; 'Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they [are] the flesh, and this [city is] the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.'”
  13. Deuteronomy 17:16 “ ...nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.”
  14. Galatians 4:3 “Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: ... Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?”
  15. Exodus 23:32 “Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.”
  16. Matthew 20:25 “But Jesus called them unto him, and said, 'Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you...'”
    Mark 10:42 .... “Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you....”
    Luke 22:25 “And he said unto them, 'The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But it shall not be so among you...'”
  17. 08269 ^רשׂ^ sar \@sar\@ from 08323; n m; {See TWOT on 2295 @@ "2295a"} AV-prince 208, captain 130, chief 33, ruler 33, governor 6, keeper 3, principal 2, general 1, lords 1, misc 4; 421
    1) prince, ruler, leader, chief, chieftain, official, captain
    1a) chieftain, leader
    1b) vassal, noble, official (under king)
    1c) captain, general, commander (military)
    1d) chief, head, overseer (of other official classes)
    1e) heads, princes (of religious office)
    1f) elders (of representative leaders of people)
    1g) merchant-princes (of rank and dignity)
    1h) patron-angel
    1i) Ruler of rulers (of God)
    1j) warden
  18. 08323 ^ררשׂ^ sarar \@saw-rar’\@ a primitive root; v; {See TWOT on 2295} AV-rule 3, make prince 1, altogether 1; 5
    1) to be or act as prince, rule, contend, have power, prevail over, reign, govern
    1a) (Qal) to rule over, govern
    1b) (Hithpael) to lord it over
  19. 758 ~ἄρχων~ archon \@ar’-khone\@ present participle of 757; TDNT-1:488,81; {See TDNT 102} n m AV-ruler 22, prince 11, chief 2, magistrate 1, chief ruler 1; 37
    1) a ruler, commander, chief, leader
  20. Samuel Adams, Our Sacred Honor, Bennett, 217, 1779 - letter to James Warren.
  21. Isaiah 1:23 Thy princes [are] rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
  22. Psalms 33:10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
    Matthew 15:6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
    Mark 7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
  23. Isaiah 40:23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
  24. Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men....Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
  25. Isaiah 40:27 "Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God? 28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength."
  26. We have an altar, whereof they have no right <exousia> to eat which serve the tabernacle.
  27. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right <exousia> to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
  28. Luke 16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.