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The Creator's Calendar and the Restoration of All Things

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Raiders of the Lost Book: New Discoveries in the Hebrew Text of Matthew

 

Michael Rood & Nehemia Gordon 2005 USA Summer Tour

 

 

 

The Targeting of Christians



In his latest promotions, Michael Rood is targeting the Christian audience, and also those within the Messianic and Hebraic Roots movements. With reports of youth specifically being focused on by adherents, and those who are not aware of the stream of false prophecies, the misleading statements, the unsubstantiated claims and pseudo-scholarship, which is now being touted as, "superb Biblical scholarship" presented by "two very provocative speakers," this article seems necessary to warn the uninformed and is being written due to repeated requests by readers.

Posted to a website in 2004, as a PR web promo for the January 2005 Tour for Michael Rood, in which it was stated, "(PRWEB) December 23, 2004, "...Michael Rood is recognized worldwide as an expert on Biblical prophecy and archeology. .." http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/12/prweb191067.htmBiblical

Michael Rood, who many Christians had never heard of before his debut on Sky Angel, is merely using the archeological claims of the late Ron Wyatt to sensationalize his errant and inaccurate doctrine and false prophecies. See: Michael Rood, Sky Angel, Ron Wyatt & The National Religious Broadcasters.

The main reason this writer has continued to focus on Michael Rood, who many believe to be part of the fringe element of the Hebraic Roots movement, which has been suggested that most Messianics say they reject, is because of the blatant targeting of Christians. That targeting is via the Christian broadcasting media of Sky Angel, the Christian publisher, Bridge Logos, Christian bookstores and his appearance at the National Religious Broadcasters Conventions, in an attempt to legitimize Michael Rood and his teachings to the Christian viewers and the subsequent massive market. See also The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Michael Rood; and Raiders of the Lost Book Equals Raiders of  Nothing of Value 

In the Michael Rood and Nehemia Gordon Summer 2005 Tour advertisements, promoting the anti-Christian writings of the Shem Tov Matthew, they are also promoting their calendar, with the tour billed as two seminars, The Creator's Calendar and the Restoration of All Things and Raiders of the Lost Book: New Discoveries in the Hebrew Texts of Matthew.

 

In their current 2005 Summer Tour promotion, individuals were urged in the June 2005 Rood Crew emailing, to be part of a grassroots promotion, not unlike the use Mel Gibson made of individuals, churches and organizations for his advertisement and promotion of his Passion of the Christ. That way, the advertising and promotional work is deferred to the customer so to speak, instead of the merchant.

"...We need volunteers in every city to successfully promote these events. The most important grass-roots marketing work is in the following areas:

  • Distribution of full-color flyers and posters to all congregations, churches, Christian bookstores, coffee houses, apartment complexes, malls, truck stops, laundry mats, restaurants, community bulletin boards, etc... any place where it can be seen, since EVERYONE is welcome to hear this life changing FREE event!

  • Coordination with local television, radio, and newspapers to broadcast and print free Public Service Announcements detailing the event.

  • Please help us promote these events not just to your friends and family, but to your community, city, and region..."

    It is noteworthy that it is churches and Christian bookstores that are mentioned for the target areas. Apparently 'pagan' Christians, who have not studied to show themselves approved and have no concept of Biblical Truth are useful for such things.

     

    In December 2004, Michael Rood reported on the sales of his Mystery of Iniquity and The Pagan Christian Connection Exposed, again with the focus on targeting Christians:

    "...new cover for "The Mystery of Iniquity" which will be re-released in book stores this January, packaged with a forty minute DVD of "Zachariah's Thermonuclear War". They told me that the book will be completely revamped for a midsummer release at the CBA (Christian Booksellers' Association) convention in Denver. They reported that my new book, "The Pagan-Christian Connection Exposed", is in hundreds of Christian and secular book stores all over America, and that international book stores are reordering it by the cases. Bridge-Logos considers our message to be their personal ministry to the Christian world... this book is now in Christian book stores all over the country. They want the Christian world to sit up and take notice and are willing to pay the price to make this a reality.

     

    YOU can help in this endeavor... as part of your personal ministry, go down to your local Christian book store and buy five, ten, or even a case of my books packaged with the DVD's... Use a portion of your tithe to purchase these materials and give them away to every preacher and Christian organization in your city. You will notice that each set (retail $15) is $25 cheaper than what you can purchase it for on my website. Family Christian Bookstores (formerly Zondervan) have one book/DVD in stock to see if it will sell. Barnes and Noble as well as Books-a-Million also carry The Pagan/Christian Connection..."

    Michael Rood went so far as to report in  August 2004 that the publisher of Mystery of Iniquity, Bridge-Logos, wanted his message to the "western gentile Christian church" to be "in-your-face."

    [www.aroodawakening.tv/RCU-Aug04.htm]

     

    The focus on Christians is noteworthy as many of those within the Messianic and Hebrew Roots groups and individuals have or are distancing themselves from what they term, Michael Rood's heretical teachings. This writer has heard from or seen the discussions concerning him on all manner of forums.

     

    Part of Michael Rood's promotion in 2003, "A Rood Awakening!" Project Overview, Update and Needs, was that, "Michael Rood has experienced great success in battle. His direct hard-hitting style is both disarming and refreshingly honest." [www.michaelrood.com/news_sp08.htm] That, in spite of it being stated by Michael Rood on a sacred name forum in April, 2005, that their sacrifice in doing the tours was such that, "We went broke four years ago doing them and we had to pack up and go home" which would explain their constant claim of great financial need. In fact in 2001, when Michael Rood said they went broke, the plea from his 6001.com website was to remember the Levite, which Michael claims to be, and live like:

    "... He followed the teaching of the Torah to use our tithe to take care of the poor, widows, orphans and the Levites who have no inheritance in the land. For years, Michael and his staff have traveled the country on the ragged edge of survival in order to get the good news of the Messiah out to thousands of people whose lives have been dramatically changed. Now we need your help to get to millions more. Everyone who can help us with this project with a gift of $100 or more a month from your tithe, will help us film this series in the land of Israel and then translate it into several languages to go all over the world.

    ...We have an extremely frugal budget (according to industry standards) of $300,000 for the project this year. That is $12,000 per episode. Michael is hoping that some of his supporters will be able to underwrite entire episodes and he is requesting your help now.

    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their Levite.

    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their Levite.

    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their Levite.

    Many people have asked what they can do to help Michael get his message out to others, who like them, have hungered and thirsted for the truth yet have wandered in the parched wasteland of gentile Christianity for a lifetime..." [2001> 6001.com/news_sp08.htm December 2001 Urgent: Help Needed in Israel]

     

     

    Creator's Calendar, God's Calendar & Michael Rood's Calendar

     

     

    Claiming that 'western Gentile Christians' advocate a pagan reckoning of time, while "forsaking" the Creator's calendar, Michael Rood states that Christians have adopted a "...pagan reckoning of time in which every day of the week and month of the year is named after a pagan god or fallen angel, and days, weeks, months and years all begin and end at a completely fictitious points in time. Those raised within the western paradigm have no idea what time it is."

     

    That of course would mean, if the premise were true, that Michael Rood and Nehemia Gordon also do not know what time it is, as they were both from "the western paradigm", Michigan and Chicago, respectively. That of course also means that every time Michael Rood has issued his calendar with, for example, first published in 1998 for 2000, with the date "Aug", he was hypocritically using pagan names, months and years, and continues to do so on his currently posted calendar which includes the Gregorian names as well as the Hebrew calendar names such as "Tammuz".

     

    Quoting from the article, Michael Rood, WAY Colleagues, Occult Calendars, and False Prophecies concerning his many times corrected "corrected calendar" with the 'pagan names' Michael Rood claims he rejects, this writer noted:

    In 1998, Michael Rood united with " former Way members" Robert Scott Wadsworth and Richard Fike, and published their first Zodiac based calendar. The continually re-corrected, "Corrected Hebrew Calendar," now includes Karaite calculations for what is to be considered the TRUE Hebraic ABIB correctly calculated calendar. Michael Rood calls his often corrected zodiac based "Corrected Hebrew Calendar",  "The Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar".

    ...Michael Rood has neglected to point out  that the resources for their calendar calculations are found in astrology, numerology and kabbalist gematria. These calculations are also found in the teachings of Oriental, Egyptian, Chinese, Hindu, Zodiac and Gaia based calendar information he and his associates source for the "Astronomically and Agriculturally corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar.

    From The Pagan Christian Connection Exposed:

    "....Twice during the week of March 26, 2001, a large contingency of both Sephardi and Ashkenazi rabbis met at the western wall of the ancient temple mount in Jerusalem to make a unanimous declaration: The time of Jacob's trouble has now begun!” It is significant that these two groups of rabbis were able to agree on this issue; they, in fact, disagree on so many things, that two different versions of the same religious books are published to cater to each point of view. It was also during this week that our calendar research team back in America determined that the Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar (AACBHC) had reached the date of Aviv 1, 6001. The Day or the Millenium of the LORD had begun..." [page 44,45]

    Michael Rood had written about the Jacob's trouble event while explaining how he came up with the date for 6001, basing it on that event and confirmation by seeing the masonic date, and was mentioned previously in the article Michael Rood: WAY Colleague, Occult Calendar & False Prophecies:

    "...Last year there were several events that led us to setting the calendar year at 6001.  On March 26, 2001 the new moon sighting and the fact that the barley in Jerusalem was aviv, confirmed the beginning of the year.  During that week, a singular event in the history of the human race was proclaimed in Jerusalem.  Twice during the week a large contingency of both Sephardic and Ashkenazi rabbis met at the wall to announce, "The time of Jacob's trouble has now begun!" ....The morning that we finalized the 6001 Calendar, we prayed for confirmation....A Mason later confirmed that this year all official Masonry documents are signed 2001 A.D. - 6001 A.L.  I also discovered that A.L. represents “Anno Lucis” in Latin, which means “in the year of the light”.  [ http://www.michaelrood.com/calend.htm]

    Aside from the above mentioning another failed prophecy and calendar miscalculations, it seems more than a little odd that the Jerusalem Post, any Israeli news agency, the Jewish Virtual Library, nor any rabbinic source that this writer could locate, has any record of that event happening, which also allegedly included twenty-seven of the Jewish leaders supposedly signing a declaration. That means none of these major Jewish religious leaders have been interviewed in Israel nor their names actually mentioned in signing this historical religious "declaration."

     

    However, this event appears to have been mainly "reported" by the Hebraic Roots movement groups, and seems to have originated from a 'ben Yosef" of TorahVoice.org. Mitchell J Fontenot who appears to be ben Yosef, launched TorahVoice.org in Texas in Nov. 1999 and by 2002 relocated the website address to Colorado.

     

    Researching the internet revealed the 'ben Yosef' "report" on one site, is claimed to also have happened July 22, 2002, a year later than the original 'report'. That's aside from the 'original' reports coming from Eddie Chumney's "Hebroots" postings as, "Orthodox and Hassidic Rabbonim Declare "Time of Jacob's Trouble"...Thursday, March 22, 2001 (the 27th of Adar, 5761), ". It was posted to the gnostic philologos.org, for March 22, 2001; Jim Searcy's 'greatjoy' website, loaded with false prophecies, false prophets, including the false Elijah, posted the report March 24, 2001, with the originating report dated as March 22, 2001, and found on a very few other websites. The discussion revolving through these groups concerning the post states that it was sent, "from Israel".

     

    Let's review the above mentioned “Calendar Research Team” for the 'Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar", the Creator's Calendar, God's Calendar and best known as the Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar and its failures:

    Robert Wadsworth: Former Way International member & proven false prophet, wrongly dated how the comet Hale-Bopp portrayed the soon return of Jesus and the invasion of Israel, and the tribulation. The projected dates proved to be incorrect and he uses his predictions and calculations as co-author of the Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar.

    Richard Fike: Former Way International member, was in Two Harbors with Michael Rood, and co-author of original calendar. Part of Rood's Early Church Communications.


    Michael Rood: Former Way International member, who also served as leadership.

    Jamie Louis: Former Way International member holding down the fort in the US office and distributing the calendar for Michael Rood, as well as fundraiser for Michael Rood.

    All are not Jewish.

    Nehemiah Gordon: A Karaite who denies Jesus and the New Testament.

    We need to review some things, since the many times recalculated and re-corrected 'Corrected Hebrew Calendar' is foundational for Michael Rood's teachings concerning prophetic and world events, his teaching tapes on the Feasts of the Lord and so on. They have been filled with inaccuracies, false prophecies, false projections and calculations. Like The Little Engine That Could, Michael Rood didn't stop with his failed date setting and false prophecies, but continues, with subsequent updated dates, rewrites and guesses, and it is appropriate to see if anything concerning his accuracy has changed since 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. The attempt to eliminate or make excuse for his failed predictions include the newest edition of his Mystery of Iniquity, published by Bridge-Logos, being  purged of all the false prophecies and calendar blunders Michael Rood made when he first wrote it in 1996.

     

    In 2002 on the 6001.com website, Michael Rood's promotion of his calendar, after his projected Day of the Lord or 7th millennium year dates failed several times, stated:

    Interested in Prophecy?  Want to know the DAY prophetic events WILL take place!  (We don't know the YEAR), but we can know when certain events take place from God's calendar! 

    Did you know that God gave us a calendar and explained its use in the pages of the Bible?  The calendar that the Western Christian world uses is pagan in origin and fictitious in reckoning.  

    The Jewish calendar is based on out-dated calculations.  The return of Israel to the homeland allows us to reinstate the Agriculturally and Astronomically Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar, the only way that God authorized us to tell time...."
    [http://6001.com/] 

    Contrary to Scripture, Michael Rood declares he knows, " the DAY prophetic events WILL take place! ". In his audio tape, he stated, "And John was in the Spirit on the Day of the Lord, in the Lord's day, he saw what was going to happen in our generation and in our time"

    That is false, as the Apostle John saw what was going to happen in the appointed times--but there was nothing about the dates. Jesus Christ our Lord very clearly stated NO one would know the day or the hour, but we--all those belonging to Him, watching and using the Word of God --would be able to recognize prophetic events.

    Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
    32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
    33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

    Reviewing his 2004, The Astronomically & Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar, in the noted details for Sept/Oct 2004, Michael Rood again showed his false prophet status by stating in that calendar information for specific days, events which again did not materialize.

    "1  10 day war commences. Gog-Magog invasion of Israel.

    10  The Covenant confirmed; the Ark of the Covenant revealed; Gog-Magog army destroyed by God-cleanup for pesach

    11-14  The Temple Mount cleared of debris and bodies, and cleansed with the waters of purification of Sukkot.

    15-22 The Feast of Sukkot held on Temple Mount

    22   The Last Great Day--the Latter Rain outpouring of Ruach hakodesh on the Temple Mount--reconstruction begins next major event: dedication of the altar begins Kislew 25   [www.michaelrood.com/07-Tishri04.pdf]

    Quite frankly, with all the false date setting and false prophecies Michael Rood has made since 1995, which he has attempted to be deflect by stating that he did not say, 'thus saith the Lord,' Michael Rood has demonstrated consistently that he does not know "what time it is". That amidst all his changing of the Scriptures, which is forbidden by God, fully inaccurate scholarship, unsubstantiated 'facts' with no source footnotes, worthless speculation, opinion, and so on.

     

    Whenever people point to Michael Rood's never ending stream of failed prophecies, Michael Rood and his followers call foul, using the I/he did not say “thus saith the Lord” clause.

    Michael Rood stated in 2001, which would be the year Michael Rood claimed they went broke:

    "...This letter is not written to the people who appreciate the work that I am doing.  They will however, enjoy the following diatribe because they too find themselves dealing with the same problems with which I am faced.  This letter is written to people who want to argue, and pick fights with everyone – especially me...This letter concerns theology and is directed toward those who take what I say out of context and twists it around their own agenda...There are some things about which I say, “Thus saith the LORD” – one thing to give an exact count.  But, due to circumstances beyond my control, I have been forcibly self-introduced to hundreds of overbearing, pseudo-intellectual, anal-retentive couch potatoes who want to beat me over the head with their half-baked theological drivel, demanding that I not only listen to them, but I must agree with them on every harebrained idea that they concoct.  I meet thousands of people each week. .... after teaching for four to five hours, dozens of theological giants approach me with endless speculation...They insist on torturing me to the brink of insanity with their most bizarre theories.  I am really not interested in theology.  I am interested in changing people’s lives and reconnecting them to their roots, delivering them from Christian Paganism, and calling them back to the Torah of God.  I use any hammer at my disposal to shatter the mindless religious dream world into which they were born.  The Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar is one of those hammers. ...

    The result of sharing our calculations on the calendar over the past several years has been; it is later than you think, but as it turns out, not quite as late as I thought.  I expected the Middle East situation to go nuke this past fall, with the full-blown invasion of Israel and resultant worldwide repercussions.  I also lived like it was my last months to teach in freedom.  I called people to repentance at the expense of my health.  I lost my voice for over two months afterward and I still have not physically recovered.  We gave it all, and we spent it all – we are still thousands in the hole and I don’t regret it.  Yet I hear personal kingdom building “profits” who point their finger and cry out “false prophet” because it did not go down last fall.  I never said or implied, “Thus saith the LORD” in any of my calculations or projections.  ....False profits erroneously conclude that prophets foretell the future.  A prophet’s job is to call God’s people back to the Torah.  Prophets judge compliance to the instructions of God and issue warnings concerning the consequences of not heeding the instructions.  By the time a prophet foretells the future, it is usually too late for the majority of the religionists....Those who profit from such spiritual buffoonery “receive another offering to release the anointing” and denounce anyone who would call attention to their slick self-enriching prophetic dog and pony show.  Those that cry out “false prophet” because millions of lives were not extinguished in a nuclear firestorm this last fall can glory in the fact that judgment has not yet fallen, but when it does – and it will – they can bend over, grab their ankles and extend their head between their knees, because when it hits they will only have time to kiss themselves good-bye..." [2001> http://www.6001.com/news_sp02.htm]

    The above comments are so absurd, are so skewed, and far from Biblical Truth, that it does not warrant a response, as this writer would not know where to begin. There are so many Scriptures that could be used, starting with dealing with prophets and false prophets, and prophets do prophesy future events--which is what Michael Rood claims to do. Except, unlike prophets of the Lord, he is proven false, over and over again.

     

    However, review of some of his past statements concerning "thus saith the Lord", indicates otherwise, including the fact that he believes his prophecies, interpretation of Scripture including Revelation has been given by God, and that in spite of citing point by point of how and when things were 'supposed' to take place--and didn't. This also dismisses his claims of Biblical accuracy and of being there to, "challenge long-held beliefs about the the Bible and to guide all “who have ears to hear” to its historically accurate interpretation and understanding….  backed-up by Scripture and well-researched historical data." [www.michaelrood.com/news_sp08.htm]

    Mystery of Iniquity >Orig. 1996 version: Appendix III "The Modern Day Prophets Speak"

    "I Thessalonians 5:20, Despise not prophesyings

    We listen and we judge the voice of the prophets.  Their words must be in alignment with God’s revealed Word.  The message that they bring forth from the Lord must come to pass, or they are not to be respected. 

    The Word that I have been given is a very heavy revelation...

    First, the Lord confirmed his revelation to me by those who refused to listen to the message.  That was a two edged sword.  They spoke verbatim the words that confirmed that the revelation was from God, and that I was called to deliver this new light.  But their refusal to hear the message told me clearly that I must learn to live with outright rejection from my closest friends and family. ..."

     

    Mystery of Iniquity >Orig. 1996 version: The Legal Prerequisites:

    ... the Lord, he began to open my heart to the truth of his Word. ... I asked the Lord Jesus if he was willing to open the book of Revelation to me.  I had been pretending to have a command of the book of Revelation for years.  Although it was my “pet book,” honestly, before the Lord, I knew He had never opened it to me.  I had pried it open by studying the interpreters of current and past generations.  ...an explosion in my mind resulted in my repeating over and over, “It is all there, and it is all in order.   ... I knew where all of the major events were instinctively.  ... for the first time the book of Revelation was clear to me and without confusion. ...

    ...I prayed over and over again, “Lord, if you have shown this to me and it is true, and not the fabrication of a sin sick mind, burn it in my soul and don’t let me compromise what you have shown me.  Show me how to communicate this, if it is you Lord.  If this is not true, take it from me Lord.  I cannot bear to separate myself from my Christian friends.  If this is not your revelation, take it from me Lord.” 

    The fire kept growing in me.  In the months to come, the Lord confirmed his Word to me very unforgettably.  He repeated specific verbal confirmations from several sources, verbatim.  ... A fire is shut up in my bones that I cannot quench.  Months passed with nothing to sustain me but the clarity of the revelation and the drive to teach it to the people...  I have a reward because I do this willingly, without the chance of personal gain. 

    In May of 1996, this manuscript began as a personal letter to a fellow minister.  Within a few hours, I knew that I could not stop until I had secured in written form, some of the things that the Lord had revealed to me. ...If the revelation stands or falls, it must be judged against the Word of God and not by man’s work.  I do not know what revelations have been seen or what conclusions have been reached by others.  There are however, a few specific revelations to which the Lord has led me, to verify what he had shown me from the pages of scripture.  Appendix III concerns the modern day prophets, whose voices the Lord used to confirm the revelation...Yet by omission, the mystery of iniquity has been hidden from the Christian church, because ministers like myself have not exposed the hidden, behind the scenes workings of Satan..."

    [***Ed. Note, 'modern day prophets' meaning the 1st sourced quote above--those prophets he later disassociated with, because of their proven false prophecies/date setting--meaning his claimed confirmation was null, aside from being proven repeatedly that he was wrong in his teachings and predictions.]

     

    Mystery of Iniquity >Original 1996 version >Appendix VIII > Prophetic Panic

    "..."  I stated in the first publication of this manuscript, IF the Peace and Safety agreement signed by Rabin and Arafat on September 13, 1993 was the covenant spoken by Daniel that started the last seven years, we would see economic collapse by January 1997 and nuclear war by Passover... At each of the From Here To Eternity seminars I made the following statement:

     "I am going to present to you evidence that the last seven years before Armageddon has already begun.  You, like I, are going to need to look at the evidence and decide for yourself.  You will need to make your own decisions about the course that your life should take.  I have been sent to deliver a message to the servants of the Lord Jesus Christ concerning the things which must and will take place in our lifetime.  That message I will deliver to you directly from the scriptures...The 1993 time frame did make a lot of sense from the American perspective.

    Mystery of Iniquity >Original 1996 version >Appendix VIII >Millennial Reign Begins

    "Aviv 1, 6001 (May 5, 2000 at sundown in Jerusalem) began the Day of the Lord - The 7th Millennium.  Tishri 1, 6001 (October 29, 2000) begins the fulfillment of the fall Feasts of the LORD.  Tishri 10 will be the confirmation of the covenant by Messiah.  That begins the last Shevua (7 years) prophesied by the Prophet Daniel.  The Latter Rain outpouring of the double portion of Holy Spirit will occur on Tishri 22, at the time of the water oblation on the Last Great Day of the Feast of Tabernacles. ... There are a few violent, bloody years ahead of us, but… it will be worth it all when we see Yahshua..."

    1999 tape series,  The 70th Week Ministry of the Messiah, Tape 1 of 4>

    "...And the job of the prophet as we read in the prophets, is the prophet is to stand in the gap, ... And so it is that we stand in the gap, and that is our job in this generation, to stand in the gap...Right now, we are 210 days I believe it is, it's 211 days on the calendar, but...until Tisshri 1, 6001 which will happen September 11, 1999, at sundown, in Jerusalem. This coming year. 210 days away. That is when the Seventh Millennium begins. The sabbath millennium. The day or the Millennium of the Lord. That is when the Lord does the judging..."

     

    1999 tape series,  The 70th Week Ministry of the Messiah, Tape 2 of 4>

    "I am attempting to deliver the message that I have been given to deliver."

     

    "Zechariah's Thermonuclear War" >All Points Bulletin from Jerusalem > 8/24/2002 >

     

    "This is an update of the situation here and the warning that went forth from Zion concerning the nuclear attack on Israel. Israel has been given the OK to pre-empt Iraq. The brimstone is about to hit the fan. Send this update to everyone you can. The repercussions in the U.S. will create pandemonium..."

     

    "That is the moment that I knew that this had come by revelation, and not by my mind. I was not smart enough to know this, nor did I have the tools in my hand to figure it out. ...For centuries, men had followed each others translations and completely missed the point of Zechariah’s vision.  Now, I hope that you will take me seriously as we continue.  I did not start out by saying, “The Lord told me…” because until that moment when Chaim and David confirmed the Hebrew, I wasn’t certain.  I took you through this chain of events so that you can judge for yourself the validity of what I am about to show you...." [http://www.michaelrood.com/news_sp27.htm]

     

    "September 7th, Elul 18, 6001 – 21 days to Yom Kippur - and the Confirmation of the Covenant.>

    "...My dream and the vivid conversation in which I was engaged, was so compelling ....I knew that the trap had been sprung and that everyone was now firmly asleep. I had warned each group last year, that a false profit would come in behind me to deceive those who do not really desire to be obedient to God´s call. ... This current revelation, I was certain, would be even timelier to announce judgment on America and its sin bloated religious systems...For seven years I have been separated to sound the warning of the Times and Seasons of the Day of the LORD. My job is finished. I have a new assignment, but I need serious full time help from those who have taken heed. This next assignment will cost us our lives, and the dead wood is going to get burned. Interested? Grab your execution stake and give me – or better yet, give Jamie Louis a call ... My message to America was filmed at Lester Summeral Studios last year, and is in the final two hours of the 10 hour video presentation on the Spring and Fall Feasts of the LORD. To understand the last two hours, you must understand the first eight hours. There are no shortcuts. If you want one-verse answers, check the back of your Gideon´s Bible. If you want 30 years of my life, you will need to invest 10 hours of your life...." [2001> 6001.com/news_sp03.htm]

    In stating that he received his information by "revelation", which is a Biblical term, Michael Rood was in fact stating that he had gotten his information directly from God through the Holy Spirit. Does the Holy Spirit give lies or false prophecy to those who are called as God's prophets? As shown above, Michael Rood has declared and published that he is called as a prophet to stand in the gap and "deliver this new light". If that were true, there would not be record of failure after failure pertaining to his miscalculations, predictions, prophesies and interpretations. Nor would a true prophet of God change the Word of God, which Michael Rood has repeatedly done. We know that Scripturally, God's prophets did not have recurring failures for the various prophecies and did not attempt to issue a disclaimer that they weren't really speaking for God--after they already had stated that was their purpose, as noted above. God views false prophets and false teachers in a very negative and serious manner, and so should we. In fact, we're to have nothing to do with them, and they should be marked and avoided by all believers.

    Actually, after his several failed prophecies, Michael Rood admitted he didn't know "what time it is" although that didn't stop his pronouncements of more false date setting in 1999 and continuing after that.

    "If this is not the year 6000, then I am going to throw up my hands on Tishri 1 and say that I don't know what year it is - and I do not have any idea how to begin figuring it out..."

    It is interesting to note that Michael Rood started working on correcting his “corrected” calendar shortly after some of his prophetic revelations did not come to pass, blaming his failure on the traditional calendar. True prophets of God, as shown in the scriptures, did not rely on man's information in relation to the accuracy of their prophecy, as they had a direct connection to God through the Holy Spirit. Michael Rood was elated to find that some of his calculations were 'confirmed' by the masonic calendar and notions, as noted in these excerpts from the article Michael Rood: WAY Colleague, Occult Calendar & False Prophecies :

    In his "Calculations for the Yearly Calendar According to the Aviv Barley in the Land of Israel in the Corrected Year 6002", which has since been corrected and rewritten, a common occurrence with his articles, we find Michael aligning with kabbalist thought, as well as confirming his calendar calculations with Freemason thoughts. He notes that certain information was hidden from the average person, but he will enlighten us. ...

    "...Many who have joined the Karaite, Rabbinic, and Messianic Jews in the restoration of the Biblical Hebrew Calendar believe, as I do...

    ... Schwab proposed that Daniel's mandate to "seal up the word and close the book", authorized Daniel to expunge certain historical events from his writings... Jewish sages may have assumed that same right as they eliminated critical chronological information under the premise of "sealing up the book" when they hid the Book of Genealogies from the eyes of the common scholar.  So, what time is it?

    ....the Creator's reckoning of time has been erased from modern man's cognizance; the world is fast asleep, ...and that we have already entered the 7th millennium, the Sabbath millennium, the Day or Millennium of the LORD. 

    Last year there were several events that led us to setting the calendar year at 6001.  On March 26, 2001 the new moon sighting and the fact that the barley in Jerusalem was aviv, confirmed the beginning of the year.  During that week, a singular event in the history of the human race was proclaimed in Jerusalem.  Twice during the week a large contingency of both Sephardic and Ashkenazi rabbis met at the wall to announce, "The time of Jacob's trouble has now begun!"  

    The morning that we finalized the 6001 Calendar, we prayed for confirmation.  That afternoon I was in a Florida hotel, and as the doors to the grand ballroom opened,  out poured the festively attired members of The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida.  The banner over the speaker's dais celebrated the 172nd annual meeting of the Grand Lodge of Florida.  ...we picked up a "2001 Budget and Legislation proposal"... The official Lodge seal indicated that the Lodge was formed in the year A.L. 5830.  I quickly calculated 5830 years + 171 annual conventions to equal the year 6001 according to Masonic reckoning.  A Mason later confirmed that this year all official Masonry documents are signed 2001 A.D. - 6001 A.L.  I also discovered that A.L. represents “Anno Lucis” in Latin, which means “in the year of the light”.  Of course, I am not a Mason, nor do I espouse their doctrines, I just find this fascinating from an historical perspective..." 1

    It should be noted that A.L., the Year of the Light, is based on the Freemason belief that is when the light or truth of masonry was revealed, according to Mackey's Encyclopedia.

    ...This would indicate that a war of apocalyptic proportions is due from Tishri 1 to Tishri 10 in the fall of 6002 / 2002."

    Obviously the above failed prophecies again prove Michael Rood does not know "what time it is."  Michael Rood usually signs off his newsletters with, or at the end of his failed prophecies with particular phrases. The phrases which vary are, "I will see you when the smoke clears", "I hope to see you before the smoke clears", or "see you on the sea of fire and glass." It almost seemed odd to find that his teaching with the smoke phrase was always concerning the thermonuclear war, the sixth seal or similar and when the smoked clears, was in reference to the appearance of the antichrist or "Destroyer," not Christ, as shown in these excerpts, which also include more failed of his prophecies.

    Mystery of Iniquity>Original 1996 Version> Appendix VI

    "...The silence in heaven at the 7th seal is when Satan is cast out by Michael and his angels.  The war in heaven and the war on earth at the 6th seal are simultaneous.  When the smoke clears, the man who sits at the helm of the New World Order is the Destroyer himself, the Wicked one whose coming is after the working of Satan..."

    Chapter 6 > The Fiery Judgment of America

    "...The war in heaven and the war on earth at the 6th seal are simultaneous.  When the smoke clears, the man who sits at the helm of the New World Order is the Destroyer himself, the Wicked one whose coming is after the working of Satan.  The details of the 6th seal nuclear destruction are seen in the first four trumpets. This war will provide for the judgment of God on the nation that has forsaken him. Russia (Gog and Magog), who has been in preparation for decades, will launch against the United States while they are in the turmoil of martial law, as a result of the manufactured economic collapse of the world bankers at the 3rd seal.  Russia will crush the last vestiges of our Christian republic, and make way for the totalitarian phase of the New World Order...." 

    Appendix VIII> The Last Trump and the Feast of Trumpets

    "On Tishri 1, 5994 (Biblical reckoning) Israel entered into a covenant with the world government of the United Nations, with the United States acting as guarantor.  The "Covenant with Death" was signed on the White House lawn in front of about 3,000 dignitaries on September 13, 1993.  Israel entered into a covenant that caused them to pledge land to the UN that had been given to Israel by an everlasting covenant with God.  That covenant was made in response to the UN's promise for peace and safety from their enemies.  God will annul this covenant when the overflowing scourge of troops passes through the land on Tishri 1, 6001 (October 29, 2000).  The Messiah will confirm the covenant that was made in his blood, when the Ark of the Covenant is brought forth at the height of the invasion of Israel. 

    Just as the spring Feasts of the LORD were fulfilled to the day, hour, and moment at his first coming, the fall Feasts will be fulfilled with the same exactitude.  The Feasts are all shadow pictures of that which is to come.  

    As with the Feast of Trumpets itself, we will never know the day or hour that the Messiah will return until it happens, but astronomically we can narrow it down.  ...This is it!  When Judah takes Jerusalem and the Ark of the Covenant is brought forth we are eighty-four prophetic months from the Day of Atonement on the sea of fire and glass..."

    The reality is that a Christian does not need a calendar made by a proven false prophet to understand God's Word or to know 'what time it is'. Christians are merely pilgrims on this earth, according to the Scriptures. This continual focus on the things of the world, including the worlds various calendars, while trying to claim or blame Christians as being the source of error, paganism, and the occult is fraught with the empty and false accusations of the uninformed.

    1 Peter 1:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
    13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. 15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

    Phil 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
    20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

    Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
    16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
    17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

    Our Lord was quite clear about several things, including false prophets and false teachers and date setting. We are called to "Watch" because Jesus Himself said we would not know when the time is, but we would be able to tell by events taking place as described in the Scriptures, that the time is near. All who obediently watch, stay focused on Christ and obedient to the Word of God will know and it is not relegated to a false prophet to tell anyone anything.

    Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: 29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
    30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. 31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
    32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
    33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
    34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

    For more on the Biblically disobedient practice of Date Setting, which brings ridicule and shame to our Lord Jesus Christ, please see Date Setting Hypocrisy. Every false date setting causes unbelievers and those weak in the faith to scoff at the reality that Christ will indeed return, in great glory.

    Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
    28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
    29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
    30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
    31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

    Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

     

    Raiders of the Lost Book & the Shem Tov Matthew

    Their January 2005 tour, discussed here, Raiders of the Lost Book Equals Raiders of  Nothing of Value  Michael Rood of A Rood Awakening and Nehemia Gordon, US Speaking Tour January 2005, was no less than an attempt by Michael Rood and Nehemiah Gordon to parallel the Hebrew Text of Matthew with the Dead Sea Scrolls, found in 1947. They attempted to present Shem Tov Matthew as being newly "unearthed" by using the opening pitch, Dead Sea Scrolls of the New Testament., when in fact, it has been known of for years. That same pitch is being used for this 2005 Summer tour as seen on the Michael Rood website promoting the seminar/tour.

    In the website pamphlet promoting the Raiders of the Lost Book: New Discoveries in the Hebrew Text of Matthew, it is stated that, Michael Rood, "...labored over an apparent contradictions in the Gospel of Matthew...The revelations that unfolded over the next several years are now enlightening the Christian world, as ancient Hebrew manuscripts of the Gospel of Matthew, guarded for centuries in covert archives, are being made public...now seemingly contradictory Gospel records that have confused Greek Bible scholars for centuries, are finally being harmonized through the study of this Hebrew Matthew..."[low-res-raiders.pdf]

    Michael Rood's above statements demonstrate once again some of his conjectural concepts that are being paraded as accurate scholarship. In a previous email put out by Jamie Louis concerning purchasing a Torah scroll, it was noted that Michael Rood could not read Hebrew at all, and there's no indication he knows Greek.

    "...Keith showed the scroll to Michael and the Rood Crew. Nehemiah Gordon, a Karaite Jew was also there and as he was examining the cover of the scroll he said, "This is from Isaiah, and it is an end time prophecy."  

    Isaiah 2:3 "And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem."  KJV  

    Then Nehemiah opened the Torah Scroll and said, "This is unbelievable!" Since no one else in the room could read Hebrew, they all waited expectantly while Nehemiah proceeded to let them in on the big surprise..." [The Miracle of the Torah Scroll; 2003 michaelrood.com/news_sp24.htm]

    Michael Rood denies the inspiration and inerrancy of the Greek New Testament, and teaches that it is full of “translation” errors. He teaches that the Greek was copied from the Aramaic, which was copied from the “original” Hebrew. Because of this belief, he teaches at his seminars that the Greek is a third generation copy which was poorly translated. This errant concept was also promoted by The Way International, Michael's former group who ended up doing their own “translation” from the Aramaic Peshitta because of the very same belief. Michael Rood also changes the Old Testament Scriptures.

    The Hebrew Matthews have been known and reviewed by scholars and others for centuries. The supposed "original" Hebrew Matthews, which are not in agreement with each other, are from the 1400-1500 range CE. Copies of the texts are readily available for review, and have not been "guarded" in "covert archives" as this latest promotion states. The “mysterious” sounding promotion created by using words such as 'guarded, covert archives, adventure" and so on suggests too much time spent trying to model the fictitious exploits of Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark concept, while promoting very little actual scholarship.

    Any confusion Michael Rood has had over the Scriptures may be due to his Way International foundations, which include denying the validity of the Scriptures, denying the inspiration of the Greek texts, allowing supposed direct revelation to supersede the written Word of God, denying the Deity and person of Jesus Christ, viewing the Holy Spirit as an impersonal force, and going after every wind of doctrine and then referencing and promoting those who reject the New Testament and Jesus Christ as an accurate source for true Biblical understanding.

    Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

    James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
    6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
    7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
    8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

    The reality is that the sources for Shem Tov or Hebrew Matthew anti-Christian writings included the infamous Toledoth Jeshu as noted by Dr. William Petersen. It also appears that the Shem Tov may also use the Talmud as a guideline for some of the alterations that appear in the text. The Toldoth Jeshu is based on the writings found in the the Talmud as well. The Shem Tob or Shem Tov, is known for abbreviations, verse omissions and changes, similarities to the gnostic Gospel of Thomas, and sourcing Dutch, Latin and other writings. Dr. Petersen noted:

    "...3. Hebrew versions of the Gospel of Matthew have been known to and used by New Testament scholars for centuries. Often referred to in scholarship as the "Old Hebrew Matthew," Sebastian Münster produced the first edition of such a manuscript in 1537 (Münster 1537); in 1555 Jean du Tillet edited a different but similar Hebrew Matthew manuscript (du Tillet 1555). However, in addition to these two, at least five other Hebrew Matthews (mostly fragmentary) are known...a Hebrew Matthew contained in the twelfth (in some manuscripts, the thirteenth) book of the Even Bohan (The Touchstone), a Jewish polemical treatise directed against Christians (Howard 1995: 160-161). ...4. The Even Bohan was composed in Spain (presumably in Aragon) by a Castilian-born Jew named Shem-Tob ben-Isaac ben-Shaprut in 1380 (ibid.: xi). He revised his work at least three times: in 1385, around 1400, and once again, still later (ibid.)"..."

      "104. There is no mystery about the genesis of Shem-Tob's Hebrew Matthew. It is obvious that it incorporates material from a variety of sources (e.g., from the Toledoth Jeshu, the Vetus Latina, etc.). But because of the high number of agreements with the Liège Harmony, many of them unique, the tradition behind the Liège Harmony--which we know to be a Latin gospel harmony--must also be the principal element responsible for the textual complexion of Shem-Tob's Hebrew Matthew:.." [Some Observations on a Recent Edition of and Introduction to Shem-Tob's "Hebrew Matthew" http://rosetta.reltech.org/TC/vol03/Petersen1998a.html]

    Discussing the Toledoth Yeshu or Toledoth Jeshu in Part III of the series To Embrace Hebrew Roots, in the article The Talmud & Jesus Christ, it was noted, "The Talmud and Cabala teachings of the Toledot Yeshu-- (or Tolodoth Ieschu or Sepher Toldoth Jehoshua) represent various teachings regarding Christ, which may be shocking to many. A brief overview of these teachings refers to writings that quote the Talmud, (treatise Sabbath, folio 104, treatise Sanhedrim, folio 107, and Sota, folio 47)..." The Shem Tov also eliminates His title of Christ/Messiah.

    Both The Talmud, and the Toldoth Yeshu blaspheme Christ and His finished work, and distort the details of His ministry. In some versions of the Toldoth Yeshu, (geneaology of Yeshu) the name “Yeshu” is used as an acronym for "Yemach Shemo U'zikhrono" which translated means “May his name and memory be blotted out.”  To view the “Toldoth Yeshu”, please click on the link below at the University of Pennsylvania:

    http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~humm/Topics/JewishJesus/toledoth.html

    One of the “crown jewels” of the Summer 2005 tour is the “seat of Moses” teaching, which was part of their “Raiders of the Lost Book” tour that Michael Rood and Nehemiah Gordon presented in their 2004 seminars. It was recorded, and the teaching is currently being aired on Sky Angel. In this teaching, they point out that the Shem Tov uses the singular “he” which they teach refers to Moses, instead of “they” which is found in the Greek New Testament and which refers to the Pharisees. What Michael Rood and Nehemiah Gordon are failing to mention, is that the “they” rendering found in the Greek texts, is also found in the other Hebrew Matthews such as Dutillet and Muenster, and even some of the Shem Tov manuscripts. It can also be found in the Aramaic Peshitta and other Aramaic manuscripts, and also in the Latin texts which use the plural form of “they” as well. Due to all these facts, we can conclude that their 2005 Summer Tour proclaiming Raiders of the Lost Book: New Discoveries in the Hebrew Texts of Matthew, is more than a little void when it comes to the presentation of accurate scholarship.

    In Michael Rood's promotion of Raiders of the Lost Book: New Discoveries in the Hebrew Texts of Matthew, Nehemia Gordon's language skills are promoted, "Nehemia, who is fluent in ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac and Greek...."[www.michaelrood.com/events.htm]

    However, in stark contrast, Nehemia Gordon, on his own website promoting the January 2005 tour and his book The Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus: New Light on the Seat of Moses from Shem Tov's Hebrew Matthew, there is no mention of Greek, "Former Pharisee, Nehemia Gordon, a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar and Semitic language expert, explores the ancient Hebrew text of the Gospel of Matthew from manuscripts long hidden away in the archives of Jewish scribes. Gordon's research reveals that the more "modern" Greek text of Matthew, from which the Western world's versions were translated, depicts "another Jesus"...Fluent in Hebrew,...teaching Biblical Hebrew to private individuals..." [www.hebrewyeshua.com/]

    According to Steven Avery of Messianic Apologetic, who spoke with Nehemia Gordon, "Nehemiah told me he knows nothing about NT scholarship, and in his Yehiva-bucher background he would not learn Greek." See: Raiders of the Lost Book Equals Raiders of  Nothing of Value

    Nehemia Gordon is a professed karaite Jew and in the article Michael John Rood: Messianic Karaite Rabbi, facts about the Karaite Jews and their full rejection of Jesus Christ and the New Testament were discussed. Those facts are all the more interesting when we know that Michael Rood declared in "The Pagan Christian Connection Exposed", published in 2004 by Bridge-Logos, that he and his wife Judith took Karaite vows for their 2002 wedding.

    "Aviv Calendar and Marriage Vows"

    "The Karaites have even incorporated the observance of the Aviv Calendar into the marriage ceremony. To this very day, every marrying couple takes a solemn oath to observe the true biblical calendar. The oath is inscribed in every Karaite ketubah, or marriage contract. In it, the couple swears, “by the covenant of Mt. Sinai... to observe the holy appointed times of YHWH according to the sighting of the New Moon and the finding of the Aviv in the Holy Land of Israel.” This same formula can be found in Karaite ketubot, dating back over 1000 years. By making this vow, the marrying couple expresses their loyalty to the Torah and enters as full adult members into Karaite society. The marriage ceremony of my wife Judith and me was performed in the ancient portico of Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. At that time, we entered into the traditional Karaite covenant to observe the feasts of Yahweh according to the ancient biblical reckoning of time. Centuries ago, a form of this same vow was incorporated into the standard Karaite liturgy. Even now, on every High Holiday, the Karaite cantor recites the vow, and the entire congregation responds with a resounding “Emet” “Truth!”
    (pg 115-116) [bolding added]

    A person who rejects Jesus Christ, or who does not keep to the doctrine of Christ is clearly defined by the apostle Paul in the New Testament Scriptures:

    1 John 2:21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
    22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
    23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

     

    1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
    2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
    3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

    2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. 9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
    10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

    From the Sky Angel broadcast of "Raiders of the Lost Book," Michael Rood stated, as he has taught many times that the person of Jesus Christ is another Jesus.

    "...We have been given another Jesus. The another Jesus of whom Sha'ul spoke. Another Jesus who came. Another Jesus who Constantine introduced. Full of pagan sun god worship. And full of greasy grace, a sloppy agape, where no one bothers to even do what He says to do. How big is this, that we have read our entire lives, in our authorized versions of the Bible, in Greek, King James, Douay, whatever it is, “The scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses seat, whatsoever they tell you to do and observe, that do and observe.” And now when we realize what the Pharisees said to do and observe, we realize that if we really believe that is what He said, none of us have been doing it. How relieved we ought to be at this point to realize that He literally delivered us from the commandments, the doctrines and traditions of men. That is what He delivered us from, so that we can walk by His Spirit, adhering to His commandments because we love Him and we want to keep His commandments. That the enmity that is born into the soul of a natural man who says “ I don't want to be bound by God's commandments. I do not want to govern my life according to His instructions.” That enmity was nailed to the cross. It was crucified. We realize the price He paid, and from then on the enmity is gone, unless in our religious systems, we are taught to be against Torah. Because if Jesus came and did away, and destroyed Torah, and taught us to do opposite of Torah, Moses told us right from the beginning in the Words of The Almighty “Do not listen to Him”.

    Michael Rood believes that Jesus is a false god and the name of Jesus pagan, means zeus, pig or many other blasphemous renditions. Michael Rood continually makes sweeping and inclusive statements, using the phrase "we" in defining his perceptions of what Christians believe and don't believe, and about what Christians obey or disobey from the Scriptures. Since he rejects Christians as pagan, and Jesus Christ as a pagan god's name, the "we" is not about any Christians I know. He accuses all who claim to be Christians are pagan, and observe pagan practices. I have seen no legitimate Christian bow their knee to a pagan deity while claiming to live for Jesus Christ. I have seen no child sacrifices or virgins impregnated on the church altar, by Christians, and I have been a Christian for over thirty years.

     

    His premise and observations about Christians must be from his own beliefs and perceptions as he spent the majority of his adult life denying the Deity of Christ, the inspiration of the Greek New Testament, changing the Word of God and instead grasped every wind of doctrine, sourcing and merging the doctrine from Two House/British Israelism/lost tribes/Ephraimite, kabbalah, Karaite [reject Christ & NT], charismatic/ pentecostal [Hagee-now Baptist] Latter Rain, Charismatic, Manifest sons of God [Clayt Sonmore], Seventh Day Adventists via Ron Wyatt [followed proven false prophet Ellen White]. Michael Rood promotes the ISR Scriptures translation [rejects the deity of Christ], Come out of her My People by CJ Koster [rejects the Deity of Christ] Shem Tov Matthew [rejects Deity of Christ], other gnostic writings such as the book of Barnabas, the Protovangelium and most importantly, the many years that he spent as a member and leadership in the cult, The Way International, which also rejects the Deity of Christ.

     

    After reviewing Michael Rood's teachings, false prophecies, his deliberate altering of the inspired Word of God, and his promotion of the corrupt and altered anti-Christ Shem Tov Matthew as the original text, it is this writers opinion that Michael Rood, his associates, and those who promote him are the ones who are presenting another Jesus and another Gospel. The Scriptures are very clear about the eternal rewards for those who choose these actions:

    2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him].

    Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
    9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

     

    Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book.

     

    Update: Due to the 2007 controversial breakup of A Rood Awakening Ministries, the organization was split into two groups. One held by Jamie Louis in the original A Rood Awakening! Ministries Oregon office, and one held by Michael Rood and some new staff. Michael Rood launched a new corporation in Michigan, where his new office is, called A Rood Awakening! Ministries International. Two new websites were launched by the Rood camp, one called reallyrood.com in competition with the original aroodawakening.tv, unroododespertar.tv and aroodawakening.com, all of which have since been shut down. The new michaelroodministries.com was launched in direct competition to the original michaelrood.com, which has been shutdown. Jamie Louis also included in his Ya'akovlevi site the name of a new business called Torah to the Nations, based in Oregon. On December 14, 2007, Michael Rood's Michigan attorney's filed lawsuit against Jamie Louis. For more on this See: A Real Michael Rood Awakening Concerning Alleged Torah Observant Activities

     

     

    Next Series article : The Ever Changing Michael Rood

     

     

    Other Articles About Michael Rood

    A Real Michael Rood Awakening Concerning Alleged Torah Observant Activities  >>Due to size also broken into 3 articles for those with dialup > Page 1 A Real Michael Rood Awakening Concerning Alleged Torah Observant Activities Page 2 Change of Heart? or the Real Michael Rood?  Page 3 Old Habits, New Ways

     

    Michael Rood's Complaints

     

    The Creator's Calendar and the Restoration of All Things And Raiders of the Lost Book: New Discoveries in the Hebrew Text of Matthew > Michael Rood & Nehemia Gordon 2005 USA Summer Tour

    The Ever Changing Michael Rood > Michael Rood Teachings       Michael Rood Teachings 2      Michael Rood Teachings 3

    The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Michael Rood

    Raiders of the Lost Book Equals Raiders of  Nothing of Value  Michael Rood of A Rood Awakening and Nehemia Gordon, US Speaking Tour January 2005

    Michael Rood,  Sky Angel , Ron Wyatt & The National Religious Broadcasters

    Series On Michael Rood> Michael John Rood: WAY Days   > Part 1 of series; The Reverend Michael John Rood ;   Michael John Rood: Continuing The WAY  ; Michael John Rood: Marine Chaplain, Jewish Gentile Rabbi, & Reverend?  ; Michael John Rood: Dad & Early Church Communications ; Michael John Rood: Messianic Karaite Rabbi ; Michael Rood: WAY Colleague, Occult Calendar & False Prophecies

    Other > Other Articles About Michael John Rood  ;  David Hall & Michael J. Rood & The MJAA ; The James Trimm & Michael Rood Factor ; Michael Rood & James Trimm & The WAY ; Vicky Dillen's Inquisition ; EdNydle Newsflash ; Also see SeekGod.ca Letters

     

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    If you don't know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and would like some help understanding His gift of eternal salvation, please contact us. Saying a prayer won't save you. Believing and repenting of your sins is just the beginning of walking with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

    Jesus saith unto him, "I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)

     


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