Mordechai of Millennium 7000
Due to many
requests regarding information about kabbalist Avi ben
Mordechai, aka, Bradley Marcus of Millennium 7000, Millennium
7000 Communications or M7000 communications, M7000.com,
www.millennium7000.com, and Torah Talk, the following
information was compiled.
Mordechai was a "friend of the court" for James
Trimm and his International
Nazarene Beit Din and is also a member of
the Union Of Two House Messianic Congregations.
He was also noted for being a student of James Trimm,
according to his own statements. His writings are posted by Marshall
Koniuchowsky also known as Moshe Koniuchowsky. Avi
ben Mordechai's Torah Talk also involves his association with
Brian Samtur who is Cantor for Koniuchowsky's YATI, and who
also produces the music for false prophet Michael
Rood's videos, etc.
Since posting the various articles, the name of Union of
Two House Messianic Congregations has been changed to :
Union Of Nazarene Yisraelite Congregations, as of
October 26, 2003
In fact Moshe
Koniuchowsky has recently advertised Avi in his Your Arm's to
Israel Newsletter, as well as being a speaker at his various
Hodu's in the past.
Subject: AVI BEN MORDECHAI AND THE BOOK
Ben Mordechai from the House of Judah (Jewish Believer),
renowned author of Messiah; Volumes 1-3,
accomplished conference speaker from Millennium 7000
Ministries, and member of the Union Of Two House Messianic
Ben Mordechai has become "burdened to share",
after having received new and direct understanding from YHWH
Himself...He has the answers we all desperately
need to clear up the confusion on the seemingly confusing
BOOK OF GALATIANS..."
ben Mordechai [stated]...."Moshe,
it is soooooooo amazing to me (honestly) how Galatians has
remained a “closed book” for centuries. Our people (even
in our own times) have tried to unlock its meanings, but
unless one inserts the key to that room, it simply remains
locked. The key is in accepting the teachings of the two
houses of Israel. THAT’S IT!!..."
writer sincerely wishes that Avi ben Mordechai didn't claim to
be "burdened to share." Burdened to share seems to
mean to many, 'buy my tapes' or books. If Galatians and other
Biblical truths have remained closed to readers for centuries,
it has not been closed to those who know Jesus Christ/Yeshua.
The Apostle Peter stated, via inspiration of the Holy Spirit:
Peter 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood,
which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before,
beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Chumney's website we see the following
Hebraic Roots Conferences
Annual "One Israel Knowing Yahweh" conference in
Kansas City, Missouri from June 30 - July 3. This will be my
first year speaking at this conference. I am looking forward
to attending this conference also!..."
Chumney Hebraic Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int'l"...."
From: Rabbi Moshe Koniuchowsky
ONE ISRAEL KNOWING YAHWEH CONFERENCE
The Union Of
Two House Messianic Congregations
ISRAEL KNOWING YAHWEH CONFERENCE
2002-JULY 3RD 2002
Chumney Author of the 7 Feasts of The Messiah and
Restoring The 2 Houses of Israel will be speaking at this
year's Union of Two House Messianic Congregations Conference
on the Restoration of the True Name to the Reunified 2
Houses of Yisrael, From an Orthodox Jewish Perspective....
Mordechai from Millennium 7000 Ministries--Author of
Messiah Vols. One to Three. Avi is a recognized authority on
the 4 levels of Hebraic Scriptural Insight [*meaning
included: RABBI Moshe
RABBI Ed Nydle; RABBI Rob Miller; REBBETZIN Wendy McNulty,
RABBI Tom Mitchell, etc.
It should be
noted that according to one inside source, Eddie Chumney and
Koniuchowsky have had a falling out. Wendy McNulty has
recently moved to Israel and denied the Deity of Yeshua. That
is becoming an increasing problem for those who have
'embraced' the kabbalistic/Hebrew roots teachings of many this
writer has written about. The 'fruit' is becoming more and
For more on the
various individuals mentioned above please see the articles in
Ministries & Leaders, as well as the series:
Spreading Hebrew Roots ;
Hall & Michael J. Rood & The MJAA
Inroads of The Hebrew Roots "Fringe" ;
Executives & The Hebrew Roots " Fringe"
his Personal Testimony, found in the book Messiah, Bradley was
"born again" in 1974, and by 1993, he rejected
Christianity to return to "the tenants of Judaism."
His teachings are based on the belief that the Scriptures have
been tampered with by non-Jews, and full meaning must be found
by the Jewish sages. The ones he references, from the Talmud,
Mishnah, Midrash and Zohar, etc, all reject Jesus Christ as
Avi teaches the
kabbalistic doctrine of the sages, including that of the
meaning of the virgin birth, including stating that Mary's
womb represents the "physical Kingdom of Malchut." pg
518. His use of material
and authors that reject the divinity of Christ, or reject Him
as the awaited Messiah is duly noted. It should be understood
that there are actually no "Oral Traditions" about
the New Testament.
quotes from Avi ben Mordechai's book, Messiah Volume 3:
Y'shua "G-d" as most understand the term today?
No. Was He the visible Image of the mystical Sefirotic
Tree, also called Elohim? Yes." (pg. 566, Messiah
"The man Y'shua was the earthly garment of the Heavenly
Torah and its decorative stories, narratives, teachings, and
explanations of sublime mysteries. The earthly Garment
of Heaven--Y'shua ben Yosef, a magnificent piece of clothing
was the outward expression of the Soul of Tiferet, the
mystical "Son of Yah." In the same way that
one would never bow down to worship or elevate a piece of clothing, so we are forbidden to give that kind of homage to
the man Y'shua." (pg. 566, Messiah Volume 3)
"As you would not pray to a piece of clothing, so you
do not pray to the man Y'shua." (pg. 567, Messiah
And regarding the virgin
"Was the entire
"Virgin Birth" narrative a marginal notation by
one or more Greek scribes? Honestly, I do not know."
(pg. 514, Messiah Volume 3)
"If Yosef was not
involved in Miryam's pregnancy, then how would this
understanding fit into the Hebraic narrative of Luke 1:35
and Mattityahu 1:20? Of course, Miryam was a woman.
Similarly, the Tanakh identifies the upper and lower Ruach
HaKodesh as being of feminine gender. So, is it not a bit
strange that a "mother" above impregnates a mother
below? This thought is reflected in the words of the Gospel
of Philip, said to have been written in Syria in the
second half of the third century CE:
Some said, "Mary
conceived by the Holy Spirit." they are in error.
They do not know what they are saying. When did a woman
ever conceive by a woman?"
"Mystical Judaism may
have an answer to this. Ruach HaKodesh means "Spirit
of the Holy [One]." Although Ruach is
feminine, Kodesh (the Holy One) is masculine and
identified as HaMashiach (Cf. Yeshyahu 12:6, Acts 3:14). The
Son (Tiferet in the Sefirotic Tree) is the product of the
"Mother" and "Father" sides of
Elohim. The Son, also called the Word and the Middle Pillar,
"ties the knot" with Malchut--the Kingdom, which
is categorized as a feminine attribute of the Sefirotic
Tree. In other words, the Son (Tiferet) enters into a
mystical marriage with Malchut, which is called by various
terms of endearment, such as: Lower Mother, Shechinah,
Beloved Israel, the Kingdom of Heaven, the Virgin
Bride, Jerusalem Above, and the Daughter of My People."
"In essence, the
virgin birth story of Y'shu is not just a narrative about a
woman who gets pregnant by the Holy Spirit. That is far too
narrow in scope. Rather, the virgin birth story could more
likely represent a mystical marriage between Tiferet and
Malchut, a union that produces a first-born Son of Elohim
Who is planted in the womb of the physical Kingdom of
Malchut, which is represented by the woman Miryam."
(pg. 517-518, Messiah Volume 3)
Transmigration of Souls:
"The reason that he denied it was because he was not
Eliyahu. He was Yochanan ben Zecharyah--Yochanan, the
son of Zecharyah and Elisheva. Nevertheless, the Soul (Ruach)
of Eliyahu was "riding along" with Him like a
passenger rides along in a vehicle driven by someone else.
Now, I realize that this sounds incredibly bizarre and to
some, it may sound like I am teaching reincarnation, but, I
assure you, I am not. Rather, what I am alluding to is an
old Hebraic concept called Gilgul (transmigration of
souls)--a "recycling" of certain souls based on
the Will of HaShem. This idea was not the invention of R.
Yitzchak Luria, the "Ari" and
"father" of Hasidic Kabbalah, who taught on
the subjects of the Tzelem and Gilgul. The
concept was in fact taught by Y'shua as you can see in the
case of Yochanan the Immerser and Y'shua's talmid (disciple)
Yochanan, who called the Gardener (Adam), Y'shua. In the
same way that the Soul (Spirit) of Eliyahu was riding with
Yochanan so also the Soul (Spirit) of Mashiach was riding
with the First Adam who was disobedient and with the
Second Adam who was obedient. Keep in mind, however,
that it was NOT Mashiach who sinned in the First Adam. This
was a choice that Adam Himself made." (pg. 507, Messiah
Messiah Volume 3: Understanding His Identity &
Teachings Through the Soul of the Torah; Copyright 2001;
Millennium 7000 Communications, Avi Ben-Mordechai
being discussed many times in the To
Embrace Hebrew Roots series found in the Topic
Hebrew Roots Index, which also mentions some of the names
appearing in the articles, Avi ben Mordechai is also discussed
in the following articles:
Spreading Hebrew Roots; MJAA
Inroads of The Hebrew Roots Fringe; Tom
Mitchell, Board Member...; Tom
Mitchell Emails, Email
Hall & Michael J Rood; The
Prophecy Club & Elijah; James
Trimm Responds; Michael
John Rood: Marine Chaplain, Jewish Gentile Rabbi &
Jacob Prasch and Moriel Revisited; Mainstreaming
the Fringe; The
Rev. Michael John Rood; Myths
and Legends Are a Legacy of Truth?; James
Trimm's Diploma Revisited; Marshall
Moshe Yoseph Koniuchowsky; The
James Trimm & Michael Rood Factor; MJAA
Executives & The Hebrew Roots Fringe
Avi was written about quite extensively in the
Embrace Hebrew Roots series, particularly in the Literal
Kabbalah: Gematria and Numerology section, where he thinks it's "fun" to
change the Word of God.
questioned whether Avi actually did say it was "fun"
while changing the word of God, although this writer was
quoting extensively from his writing in that article. Here is
his original article:
Understanding the New Testament in light of the Torah
Proverbs 6:23 records the following words: "For
the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching is light."
the same book, Proverbs, we read this from 29:18, "Where there is no vision, the people
perish, But happy is
he who keeps
the law." In Deuteronomy 32:46"Take to your heart
all the words with which
I am warning you today, which you shall command your sons to
even all the words of this law."
In these three passages, the English word translated
law is the Hebrew word Torah (Tow-Rah) which literally means teaching. In
other words, the Torah is G-d's teaching. In the Hebrew of Deuteronomy 32:46,
the phrase, "words of this law" is "Divra HaTorah." This is
really wonderful and inspiring because now we have a
true biblical definition for the term Torah. It is simply,
"The Words" or in its more conversationally
Hebrew form, "The Word."
Torah Is light
in Proverbs 6:23, another important biblical definition
surfaces with the
phrase, "For the commandment is a lamp, and the
teaching is light." In the Hebrew, the word translated teaching is Torah and
therefore Torah is defined as light. With these definitions, let us look at
Psalm 119:105, a passage
you are probably familiar with, "Thy word is a lamp to my feet,
and a light to
my path." To King David, who wrote Psalm 119:105, the Torah was
considered a lamp and a light.
Now, we are going to have some fun! Let us go to the
Brit Chadashah (New Testament)
and to the words of the Messiah, who was a Jew and
understood the significance
of His usage of the word "light." In Yochanan
(John) 12:46 we read, "I have come as light into the world, that
everyone who believes in Me may not remain in darkness. "In Yochanan
12:35-36, we read, "...For a little while longer the light is among you. Walk while you
have the light, that darkness
may not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not
know where he
goes. While you have the light, believe in the light, in
order that you
may become sons of light." In Yochanan 9:5, "While
I am in the world, I am
the light of the world."
Now go back over each of these verses and where you
see the term light read it as Torah. And remember
Torah is? It is the The Word! So, with this biblical definition, we are not just going to have
are going to have BIG FUN!
Let us go back to Deuteronomy, which is called in
Hebrew, Dvarim or Words and turn to Chapter 18, verse 18. G-d is speaking to
Moshe about the Torah and
says prophetically, "I will raise up a prophet from
among their countrymen
like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall
speak to them all that I command him.
Now go forward to the Brit Chadashah (now you know why G-d gave you fingers!) And to the
words of Yshua who
Yochanan 14:24, "He who does not love Me does not keep
My words; and the word
which you hear is
not Mine, but the Father' who sent Me."
In Yochanan 1:14 it was written concerning the
Messiah, "and the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us; and we beheld His glory,
glory as of the only begotten
from the Father, full of grace and truth." In this
passage we learn that
Yshua, the light and the Torah of the Mosaic Covenant, is
also G-d's grace
is where we progress beyond BIG FUN! We are going into
the realm of excitement beyond words!
are going to biblically define grace and truth.
Torah is truth
In Psalm 119:42 we read, "Thy righteousness is
an everlasting righteousness, and Thy law is truth." In this passage the term
"law" is the Hebrew word Torah. So, Kind David is simply saying, Thy Torah (or
Word) is Truth. Does this sound familiar? In the garden of prayer of Yshua,
yochanan 17:17, He says,
"Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth."
Oy Vey! Did you hear that?!!! Yshua is praying to the Father, saying on
behalf His talmidin (disciples) and 2,000 years later, that The Torah sanctifies
us, sets us apart
and makes us holy!
then in Psalms 119:64 King David says of G-d His Torah, "The earth is full of His
lovingkindness, O Lord; teach us Thy statutes." In the Hebrew, this is astounding! The word
or in some translations mercy is the Hebrew "Chesed"
"grace" in English. And notice, King David links
G-d's grace with His statutes which is from the Hebrew root word Choq, one of five
of the commandments of Torah! And you thought grace and law
were two different concepts? Not on your life – grace and law are the same!
Now, let us return back to chanan 1:14, "And the
Word became flesh, and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory, glory as the
only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth." If I was doing
the translating it would say something like this, "And the Torah of
Moses, the Sinatic Law of G-d became flesh and tabernacled among us and we beheld
His glory, glory as of the unique one from the Father, full of grace (chesed)
and the teaching of G-d's
I know for many this news is shocking. Right about
now you ought to be having
a spiritual seizure trying to reconcile the words of Paul to
Romans, Ephesians, Colossians, etc. Well, I can't tackle
those words today,
but they make perfect sense in light of the culture in which
they were written. I will be dealing with these and
other issues in future columns in CCN and look for my new book to be
released sometime next spring.
Until next time, Shalom BMashiach Yshua. +
analysis of Avi ben Mordechai's above writing, go to: Changing
the Word of God
A brief glimpse
of his various statements:
From the Article To Embrace Hebrew Roots: Part II:
The Bible and the Talmud
"....Avi ben Mordechai,
an Orthodox Sephardic Jew, concurs with Hebrew Roots teachers
that the ancient Jewish teachers of the Law hold the answers:
Since Shaul followed Messiah
Yshua, who also taught the Oral and Written Torah, I
submit (at this time in my life) that we should be following
in the footsteps of Judaisms great teachers of G-ds Law,
I believe that Judaisms ancient
scholars and sages were far more knowledgeable on the Oral
Traditions than we could ever hope to be." 10....
Unity and the Halacha
Avi ben Mordechai, an
Orthodox Sephardic Jew, indicates that we need to incorporate the
Jewish "halacha" teachings in order for
"believers" to be unified globally. His intention is
that Jewish teachers and eventually a Jewish high court should be
in place in order to teach us the truth.
As I see it today
(Messianic) halacha should be in place to help us as a global
community of believers in Yshua HaMashiach properly
interpret the written code of Sinai for the community
at-large. Not only is this good government (i.e.,
"the kingdom of G-d on earth") but this is also
the commandment of Yshua.
"The council in Acts
Chapter 15 led by it Nasi (Prince) Yaacov HaTzadeq (James)
and his Av Bet Din (Father of
the House of Judgment) Kefa
(Peter), was built on Yshuas Mishnah and Gemara
and on the principle that biblical Jewish government must
include the halachic jurisdiction of a Bet Din or high court ( Mattityahu 18).
Consequently, I believe we have the responsibility and
privilege to establish another authority like the one
recorded in Acts 15, and ideally, it should be seated in
century halacha is not what it used to be. Furthermore,
since there is no official high court to represent the
halachic interests of believers in Yshua, what are we
to do with our own disputes, judgments, and need for legal
rulings? Do we turn to the established traditions of the
Sephardim? The Ashenazim? The Conservatives or some other body of
I believe that Judaisms ancient
scholars and sages were far more knowledgeable on the Oral
Traditions than we could ever hope to be. So, what do we
do? Where do we stand today since we do not have our own
high court and have not had one for nearly two
Both the Sephardim and the
Ashkenazim are gnostic sects of Judaism. The Sephardim are
credited with the dissemination of the Cabala throughout Europe
after the Jews were expelled from Spain.
Since the Talmud is
considered to be above the Bible, it behooves us to know what
things it teaches about the very foundations of our Christian
beliefs. Since we are admonished we are not able to understand
the Word of God without it and we need to be taught by Jewish
sages, that is to whom we will turn, to see what is believed and
Psalm 119: 16:
"I will delight myself
in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word."
I Corinthians 1:19:
"For it is written, I
will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to
nothing the understanding of the prudent."
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