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Michael Rood Teachings

Matthew 7:15-20

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Although I have included analysis of many of Michael Rood's teachings, and sources for them, in the many articles on the SeekGod.ca web site, I have been asked to expand my analysis on the teachings and Scriptural changes that Michael Rood engages it. As I considered all the audio tapes, the VHS tapes, the DVD's, the News Bulletins, newsletters, and now books, it became clear it would take a website far larger than mine to examine all the error being taught as truth and sold by Michael John Rood of A Rood Awakening, from his website, as well as on his tours, the most recent being,

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 

And

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

Therefore, by request, and if that is what is necessary to prove who and what Michael Rood is about, I am more than willing to do a review on some of his teachings including among others, his recent book, The Pagan-Christian Connection Exposed .

I have in the past been told by Michael Rood supporters, that instead of focusing on Michael Rood's past, I should be focusing on his teachings, which I am also told by some, are completely accurate and Biblical. Michael Rood does say some things that are in fact accurate, but, it's been shown over and over that one of the greatest snares used by the enemy is the mixing of truth and error, which Michael Roods teachings are filled with. We shall see if a leopard can change it's spots, or as some would like to believe, whether Michael Rood is teaching Biblically sound and accurate doctrine. We shall see if his language skills are equal to his Biblical knowledge, and if his presentations are indeed something those who belong to Jesus Christ should embrace, in spite of his being a proven false prophet on many occasions.

In promotions for Michael Rood, his tours, seminars, and teachings, he is described as:

From the book "The Pagan Christian Connection Exposed.":

"Michael Rood is a theologian, scholar, Bible teacher, researcher, media personality, and storyteller who has devoted his life to teaching the Messiah's fulfillment of the Feasts of the LORD--from a Jewish perspective. For years, this former US Marine has been on a mission from his home in Israel. He has dared to go where few men have gone (geographically and theologically) to challenge long-held beliefs about the Bible and guide all “who have ears to hear” to its historically accurate interpretation and understanding.

His bold, hard-hitting style is both spellbinding and shockingly honest as he opens the Scriptures to prophecies that you may have heard all of your life, but never truly understood. His teachings are backed up by Scripture and well-researched historical and archaeological data, leaving no doubt that you will need to reconsider many of your long held beliefs. Now after instructing more than 200,000 people at his “A Rood Awakening!” seminars, and reaching many more through international television, audio and video tapes, and radio shows, Michael Rood now brings his unique teachings to the pages of this book. (page xii introduction)"

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

"Scripture seminar
COLORADO SPRINGS - Two Scripture experts will present a seminar on literary discoveries in the Gospel of Matthew at 7 p.m. July 19. Messianic teacher Michael Rood and Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Nehemiah Gordon ... "Raiders of the Lost Book: New Discoveries from the Hebrew Texts of Matthew."..."
[2005> www.chieftain.com/life/1120292357/10]

"...Messianic Moreh (teacher) and host of the internationally syndicated A Rood Awakening...Michael Rood is recognized worldwide as an expert on Biblical prophecy and archeology. He is the host of the internationally syndicated television program..." [2004>Biblical Seminar in Omaha, NE http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/12/prweb191067.htm]

"guide all “who have ears to hear” to its historically accurate interpretation and understanding…. " [2003> www.michaelrood.com/news_sp08.htm]

"His direct hard-hitting style is both disarming and refreshingly honest.  His bold attitude is backed-up by Scripture and well-researched historical data.  He is both a Theologian and Story Teller...Now, after instructing more than 200,000 people at his “Rood Awakening” seminars, and many times that number through audio and video tapes and radio shows..." [2003 www.michaelrood.com/news_sp08.htm]

Michael Rood's writings, teachings, and audio presentations generally lack any footnoted or source documentation for his many claims. Yet, the Scriptures require that we, "Prove all things." Most of Michael Rood's more recent presentations are merely the rehashing and repackaging of his earlier works. In others, his sources of conjecture, speculation and changing of the Word of God, comes from gnostic writings and other similar sources, his own guesses but, all is presented as Biblically sound. Although he might suggest no one has to agree with him, he believes he has been called to 'bring this new light', which he claims came by direct revelation from God, or to revive “the faith that was once delivered to the saints”.

For example, from his tape series,  The 70th Week Ministry of the Messiah, Tape 1 of 4, he states, 

"The Messiah is calling his people out now, he's letting them know that the Feasts of the Lord are very important, he's calling us back to our Hebrew Roots to get again attached to the root, and fed from the root and to shed all of this Gentile Paganism  that has been absorbed into the church from the time of Constantine the sun god worshipper, ... and mixing all of the paganism in to the Roman religious system to make a one world religious system. At that point is when the faith that was once delivered to the saints was for the most part lost and gone."

The Gospel of Jesus Christ and faith delivered to the saints, lost and gone until individuals like Victor Wierwille, founder of TWI, and subsequently, Michael John Rood, who believed they were called to proclaim their version of "truth"? That goes entirely against such Scriptures as:

2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

At times Michael Rood's writings, where claiming to have had a prior special insight or a vision, was stated after an event took place, such as the twin towers disaster. His many specific projections concerning when and how things will transpire, have been proven wrong, again and again. And for the people who do not accept his “understanding” of future events, his response is, that those people will be sorry for not heeding his warnings when the judgment does take place.

Michael Rood may eventually get a "prophecy" correct. As in the stopped clock that is right twice a day, if one picks enough prophecies, especially those that have already been defined as truth in the prophetic Scriptures, eventually one will come to pass. Predicting a war in Israel, such as he did in his All Points Bulletin From Jerusalem on 8/24/02, and warning us that “the brimstone is about to hit the fan”, is no major prophetic feat, because even though it did not come to pass, maybe due to his altering of God's Word, it has already been clearly defined as a future event in the Scriptures. And those who suggest that none of us are "100%" accurate in our beliefs, thereby validating Michael Rood's many errors, does not the Torah forbid the changing of the Word of God?

The question would be, for those who believe and read the Word of God, and who Michael Rood is directing his 'message' to: Did a proven false prophet need to tell us that God's judgment will be poured out, while claiming to have gotten his failed predictions of those coming events from direct revelation? Does the Holy Spirit give false prophecies to declare, from God who cannot lie? The Scriptures are very clear concerning these matters. In other words, God's Word stands true without error, and that is the source we need to abide by.

The following are examples of Michael Rood's teachings, from various sources. This is by no means conclusive, and is only a minor representation of what could be discussed concerning, especially, his changing of the Word of God, both in the New and Old Testaments. Nor are the given examples from particular sources the entirety of all that could be discussed from those sources.

Index of Examples

Article: Michael Rood Teachings

Example: Changing the Word of God > the skirt of the Jew; out of Zion

Example: Changing the Word of God by free-translating (MIV)

Example: Changing and Adding to the Word of God

Example: Adding to the Word of God, via the Feasts

Article: Michael Rood Teachings 2

Example: Changing the Word of God

Example: Changing the Word of God, Old Testament: Zechariah's Thermonuclear War

Example: Changing the Hebrew of the Old Testament

Example: Changing the Word of God, Failed Prophecies, No Documentation> The 70th Week Ministry of the Messiah 4 Tape Series

Article: Michael Rood Teachings 3

Example: Changing The Word of God > Oracles of God- Road to Emmanus DVD

Example: Teaching & With Kabbalists, Two House, Lost Tribes, British Israelism

Example: Limiting the Source of Truth

Example: Michael Rood Changing Theology

Example: Undocumented Research & Inaccurate Presumptions

 

Example: Changing the Word of God

From The Pagan Christian Connection Exposed:

"I invite you to leave your modern, western Gentile mentality behind as we explore the Scriptures from a Hebrew perspective. This is the paradigm shift for which you have been waiting an entire lifetime. As the prophets said, the Gentiles will come to the believers among the Jews in the last days, take hold of the blue fringe on the corners of their garments and say, “teach us the ways of the LORD, we now understand that the living oracles of GOD were committed to the Jews, and we have inherited nothing but lies and pagan gods from our forefathers—teach us about the Messiah (Zechariah 8:23, Jeremiah 16:19)" (page xvi introduction)

True to form, from the very introduction of his book, Michael Rood changes the Scriptures and then misused and misinterpreted them for the listener or reader.

"As the prophets said, the Gentiles will come to the believers among the Jews in the last days, take hold of the blue fringe on the corners of their garments and say, “teach us the ways of the LORD, we now understand that the living oracles of GOD were committed to the Jews, and we have inherited nothing but lies and pagan gods from our forefathers—teach us about the Messiah (Zechariah 8:23, Jeremiah 16:19)"

What the Scriptures actually say:

Zechariah 8:23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

The Gentiles will turn to God, not other believers, or specifically Jews. And it was a prophecy about the Gentiles turning to the truth of Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. ...

42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. ...6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; 7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. 8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images."

Romans 15:12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.

Zechariah 8, which Michael Rood misquoted, starts out as a continuation of a question asked in chapter 7 and continues on about God reigning in Zion and all people coming to Him, including Gentiles, who had taken hold of, "the skirt of him that is a Jew", meaning the person and the truth of Jesus Christ, and is discussing after God has dealt out his wrath.

8:3 Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain...6 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts.
7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country; 8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

Michael Rood, who is not Jewish, has also been using the phrase "out of Zion" as being in reference to the 'truth' coming from a “Jew”, meaning him and his teachings, as he currently resides in Jerusalem. That is clearly taking what is to be coming from God, and the future fulfilled prophecies, upon himself, and that while he is busy attempting to change the times with his ever changing calendar.

"...Thanks to you, the Torah really is going forth from Zion; the Words of the LORD are making an impact in people's lives..." [email Subject: Dear Overcomers; Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004]

"...We need your help now in order to accomplish our role in this task that YHVH has mandated  --  that in these last days "out Zion shall go forth the Torah, and the Word of YHVH from Jerusalem." [Subject: NEW YEAR UPDATE; From: "Michael John Rood" <mrood@aroodawakening.tv> Date:Fri, 04 Apr 2003 ]

"....The Creator's calendar is being restored from Jerusalem and taught once again. The phrase the prophet YeshaYahu (Isaish 2:3) written in Hebrew Reads: "For out of Zion shall go froth the TORAH, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem" This Torah needs a home where it will be respected, taught, and obeyed. $5,000 Contact Jamie Louis at ..." [Rood Store  Torah Scroll Price: $5000.00 http://www.michaelrood.com/cgi-bin/miva?Merchant2/merchant.mv+Screen=PROD&Store_Code =NMMJR&Product_Code=Torah

"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...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. The Word still goes forth from Zion.

 

"...as we rush to get this message of clarity and hope "out from Tzion" to the lost, religiously confused, and fearful worldwide. ..." [From: Michael Rood Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 Subject: We Are Amazed May 30, 2004]

Using the alleged 300 or 350 year old Torah Scroll, depending on which of the two accounts one reads: 

Original Ad From February 2003:

http://michaelrood.com/ >"Click here to see the New Items Michael brought from Jerusalem!) Including a 350 year old Torah Scroll!" >michaelrood.com/news_sp35.htm

In the 2005 tours it is being promoted as a 300 year old Torah Scroll:

"Michael will exhibit a 300-year-old Torah Scroll..." http://www.michaelrood.com/events.htm

Michael Rood, in the advertisement was trying to sell the Torah Scroll for $5000. In that write-up Michael Rood again misquoted the 'out of Zion' verse in the sales pitch on his website in 2003.

"This TORAH was smuggled out of Iraq, the land of Babylon, at great expense--when Saddam Hussein’s orders were to destroy all TORAH scrolls.  The original cover was destroyed, but has been replaced with “The Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar” mantle depicting the first sliver of the new moon and the Aviv barley harvest in the land of Israel—the two requirements in the TORAH essential for declaring the beginning of the new year. The Creator’s calendar is being restored from Jerusalem and taught once again.  The phrase from the prophet YeshaYahu (Isaiah 2:3) written in Hebrew reads: 

For out of Zion shall go forth the TORAH, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem"..." [2003 > michaelrood.com/news_sp35.htm]

Except that is not how the verse reads, which is talking about God Himself teaching us. Starting at verse 2 to see the context:

Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

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. 

4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Aside from again changing the Word of God to suit his purposes, Jerusalem is prophetically called the following by the Apostle John, which Michael Rood should know since he said God gave him full understanding of that book..

Revelation 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

The Scriptures speak of "out of Zion", and speak of God's salvation, and the return to Zion under God's reign, which also can mean the New Jerusalem.

Psalm 14:7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

Isaiah 2:1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
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.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Joel 3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. 17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. 18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. 20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.

Example: Changing the Word of God by free-translating (MIV)

 

Michael Rood has stated that he 'free-translates' the Scriptures, and calls it the MIV (Marine Infantry Version), which some might possibly believe is an actual Bible version, as that is what he labels these verses when he quotes them. It is not. What he is actually doing, is blending his own words and thoughts with the Word of God. There is no indication that Michael Rood knows Greek or Aramaic, and it has been shown in a quote from his close friend and associate Jamie Louis, that he did not know Hebrew. That quote can be found in the beginning of part two in this series. Below is Michael Rood's explanation of his “translating” process:

"...in 1762 the KJV was revised for the fifth time to include italicized words which denote most times when words were added to the text without corresponding verbiage in the original Hebrew or Greek.  That was an invaluable addition to their original work, and I use the same protocol when I translate the ScripturesMy translation is referred to as the MIV or the Marine Infantry Version, as I began my serious study of Scripture during my time of serving with the United States Marine Corps.  I am one of the few, if not the only Marine whose job was to study and teach the Bible.  I take my free-translation of the Scriptures very seriously, but I do it only for my personal understanding and enjoyment of the Word.  I recommend that every one writes his own version of every sentence that they study in the Scriptures. ..."

 

[1-23-02 Michael looks at Zechariah Chapter 5>6001.com/news_sp00.htm which hot-linked to > 6001.com/news_sp10.htm original Zechariah 5 teaching, "I would like an order of fries, a large Coke and an evil woman in a basket. Make that to go please.. And be sure to put a lead lid on that basket!"]

Michael Rood claims he only uses his "free-translation" "MIV" for his own personal study, but that is not true. For example in his bulletins and writings such as his revised teaching of Zechariah 5, now called Zechariah's Thermonuclear War:

"This is one bad megillah!  Any idea of what kind of flying scroll might have that kind of destructive capacity in our day and time?

 

5 Then the angel said, “Look up and see what this flying scroll is.”  6 And I responded, “What is it?” MIV "

[Issued on 8/24/02: ALL POINTS BULLETIN FROM JERUSALEM Closer NOW http://www.michaelrood.com/news_sp27.htm - current in Jul 2005]

Michael Rood's personal version and ideas via the MIV is also found quoted in, for example, his books, the Mystery of Iniquity and The Pagan Christian Connection Exposed. In Michael Rood's book “The Pagan Christian Connection Exposed”, there is only one scripture passage that is labeled MIV:

“...those who are unlearned and ignorant (of the Torah, the basic instruction from the Creator) wrestle Shaul's words to their own destruction. (II Peter 3:15-16) MIV" [The Pagan Christian Connection Exposed., 2004, Bridge-Logos]

Reviewing the other passages within the book, it appears that the “spirit” of the MIV is present throughout all the pages. His process of “free translating” occurs in other passages that are not labeled MIV, even though this note can be found in the opening pages of the book:

"Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture is from the King James version of the Bible."

 In a letter written to this website about The Pagan Christian Connection Exposed., the following was noted:

“The first passage that I checked was in the introduction on page XVI. Although the passages were in quotes, and books and verses were cited at the bottom of the page, upon examination, it appeared to be a paraphrase of some combined passages, not KJV in origin. I then went on to do this throughout the book. What I found after reviewing all of the scripture passages quoted in the book, was that there were a handful of KJV passages that were correct in their entirety, and some passages that were partially KJV with words omitted, altered or mixed with someone's own paraphrase, possibly Michael's. There were also some passages where I could not clearly identify the translation, but they were not KJV. None of these variant passages were "otherwise noted", with the exception of one, that was labeled MIV.”

 

 

Example: Changing and Adding to the Word of God

From the Oracles of God & The Road to Emmanus DVD:

Opening statement at beginning of show:

[Michael on steps holding what appears to be an open Bible]

"Yochanan, a first century Jewish author wrote " I have not written everything that could, or should be written about Yahshua of Nazareth, but these things I have written, so that you might know and believe that Yahshua is the messiah." [Yochanan (John) 20:30-31 is flashed across bottom of screen]

How did Yochanan prove to the first century Jews that Yahshua is the Jewish messiah? He did it by showing how Yahshua fulfilled every detail of the spring feasts of the Lord, just as they had been rehearsing them every year for more than a millennium. Then in the book of Revelation, Yochanan details how the Messiah will fulfill the fall feasts of the Lord. The book of Revelation is the fifth Gospel. Gospel means good news. Good news for those who love the Messiah's return, but very bad news to the atheist who thinks that the Bible is a fairy tale, and the casual Christian who lives as if it is...." end quote

Michael Rood stated, "Yochanan, a first century Jewish author wrote " I have not written everything that could, or should be written about Yahshua of Nazareth, but these things I have written, so that you might know and believe that Yahshua is the messiah." Yochanan (John) 20:30-31.

I am always perplexed by those who view themselves as "Biblical Scholars" and 'accurate' and then change the Word of God. Michael Rood was supposedly quoting directly from the Scriptures, but as is his custom, he provided a twist to the Truth.

Michael Rood stated:

 "Yochanan, a first century Jewish author wrote " I have not written everything that could, or should be written about Yahshua of Nazareth, but these things I have written, so that you might know and believe that Yahshua is the messiah." Yochanan (John) 20:30-31

But the actual verses read:

John 20:30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Michael Rood eliminated the most important words which declare who Jesus Christ is, because he rejects the person of Jesus Christ as a pagan god, and he rejects the name of Jesus as a pagan god's name.

"And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples"

"...that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Michael Rood went on and combined part of the thoughts found in another simple yet powerful statement.

John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

"Yahshua of Nazareth"--Yahshua and Yashua are not found in the Scriptures at all. They are made up names, and Michael Rood teaches and  believes that his Yahshua is a different 'person' than the "pagan god Jesus" whom Christians believe to be God manifest in the flesh. He would be correct in that the person of Yahshua that he teaches about is another gospel and another Jesus. He taught in 1999 that:

"Those who do not receive the Messiah Yahshua as the Messiah will be the ones who will herald the antimessiah as being the messiah." [1999, The 70th Week Ministry of the Messiah, Tape 3]

In 2005, at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, an attendee was told the following by one of the Rood Crew manning the Rood booth:

"I found his statement to be somewhat confusing, as I thought that all people who followed Jesus Christ were believers. When I told him that I was a Christian and a believer, he responded by saying that Christians are not believers because they do not keep the Torah. He also said Christians do not keep the sabbath or the festivals, and that it is not enough to just to believe, you must keep the law. This Frank also told me that Jesus and Yahshua were two different people." >The 2005 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention With Focus On Michael Rood 

For more on the Yahshua name issue fully refuted, please see: Yahshua, Yehoshua, Y'shua, Yeshua, Iesous, Iesus, or Jesus The Sacred Name or True Name and Taking the Name.

Michael Rood stated, "but these things I have written, so that you might know and believe that Yahshua is the messiah."

His "believe that Yahshua is the messiah" is not even in these Scriptures. In verse 24 the Apostle John wrote, "This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true."

John also was witness when Jesus was crucified and said in John 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. 35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. 36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

The Apostle John, who Michael Rood refers to as a Jewish author, was the 'disciple whom Jesus loved'. John 21:20  He is the one referenced to in the book of John, which he wrote by inspiration of the Holy Spirit,

John 21:20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? 21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? 22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me. 23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true. 25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

And verse 25, which is what Michael 'sort of' quoted. John's witness, just as with the other Apostles, was that he walked with Christ physically and could testify from first hand account all that Jesus did and said. It was promised all those things that took place would be brought to their minds as a witness. The Apostles held a special and unique role and calling, and their witness was true. Not as Michael said "He did it by showing how Yahshua fulfilled every detail of the spring feasts of the Lord, just as they had been rehearsing them every year for more than a millennium." Michael makes those and similar statements with NO Scripture to support it. It's not of God to add to or change the Word of God.

Michael Rood stated, " Then in the book of Revelation, Yochanan details how the Messiah will fulfill the fall feasts of the Lord. The book of Revelation is the fifth Gospel. Gospel means good news. Good news for those who love the Messiah's return, but very bad news to the atheist who thinks that the Bible is a fairy tale, and the casual Christian who lives as if it is."

The fifth gospel, as referred to by Michael Rood, is an interesting statement. The Book of Revelation is also referred to as  "The Apocalypse" by some.  However, the so called fifth Gospel generally refers to the gnostic Gospel of Thomas, although some claim individuals are to write a 'fifth gospel' with their lives. 

The Apostle John wrote what he was inspired by direct revelation of the Holy Spirit to write concerning what the book of Revelation was. No more and no less. It was a prophecy, not a fifth gospel as Michael Rood states--again changing the Word of God.

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: 2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

 

Example: Adding to the Word of God, via the Feasts

In the above teaching, Michael Rood stated, "How did Yochanan prove to the first century Jews that Yahshua is the Jewish messiah? He did it by showing how Yahshua fulfilled every detail of the spring feasts of the Lord, just as they had been rehearsing them every year for more than a millennium. Then in the book of Revelation, Yochanan details how the Messiah will fulfill the fall feasts of the Lord."

What Scripture passage says that the Apostle John stated that, "Yahshua fulfilled every detail of the spring feasts of the Lord"?  Does the Apostle John mention the Messiah fulfilling the fall feasts in Revelation, and if so, what Scriptures would that be?

Michael Rood also stated in The 70th Week Ministry of the Messiah Tape 4 that:

"....Without understanding the feasts the blood of Jesus is just a few empty words that we can't really fully relate to, unless we really understand the picture that was put in place from the very beginning." [1999>The 70th Week Ministry of the Messiah Tape 4]

Michael Rood also stated in the 2004 published, The Pagan Christian Connection Exposed, that Gentiles could not and would not be able to understand or interpret the Hebrew Scriptures correctly and warns of:

“Western Gentile Christian fabrication” (pg 40)

“Without an understanding of the Spring Feasts of the LORD, the Gospels will remain shallow and confusing to the western Gentile reader. Without an understanding of the Fall Feasts of the LORD, the book of Revelation will remain an indecipherable time warp continuum to the western dispensational prophecy gurus which continually paint the end times canvas vacated of pew warming Christians who have no desire to participate in the most exciting time in the history of the human race: the latter rain outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the end time harvest.” (pg 96-98)

And “Unless we understand the feasts...the book of Revelation will remain an indecipherable time warp continuum to the Gentile Christian mind” (pg 120).

The Scriptures, which are inspired by God Himself, state that those who belong to Jesus Christ get our understanding from the Holy Spirit, and nothing is said in the Word of God about the feasts being the basis for that understanding.

1 John 2:26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

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.

2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;... 8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;  9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

1 Corinthians 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

Since Michael Rood has been proven wrong in his calendar predictions, Day of the Lord, particular Days stated as starting with bloodshed, submarines nuking America on certain days, etc., and he claimed in the Mystery of Iniquity that God gave him clear understanding for the book of Revelation, of all the events and timing including day and hour, which goes against the Scripture, then all that Michael Rood speculates upon, must be discarded as invalid.

Michael Rood teaches that both Hanukkah and Purim are part of the fulfillment of the feasts of the Lord, and therefore part of prophecy relating to Revelation. He also elevates John the Baptist, which is something that is also done in the Shem Tov Matthew, the Protevangelium, and other sources. He stated that Jesus was validating Hanukkah as a feast of the Lord by declaring at the celebration that He was the Light of the World, which then validated Hanukkah as a feast with prophetic implications. Except, Jesus did not say that He was the Light of the world at the feast of dedication. From the tape:

"....John  8v 12 . " I am the light of the world , he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life." What are we seeing in all this teaching that is going on ch 9 v5 "As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." ch 10 v 22 "And it was at Jerusalem the feast of Hanukkah, "

The word dedication in the Hebrew is the word Hanukkah, and its the feast of lights, and He is the light of the world. As long as He is in the world He is the light of the world. He is the shavats, the servant candle, who lights every man that comes into the world. He is the light of the world and He lit those disciples who then are the lights of the world. And that light has been passed on to us.

...What happens after the Messiah is up in Jerusalem at sukkot, then the next feast in the year is ch 10 v22  It's the Feast of Hanukkah. See it's the Messiah fulfilling the Feasts of the Lord, every step down the way." [1999, The 70th Week Ministry of the Messiah, Tape 3]

The verse concerning Jesus stating He was the Light of the world, was when he was at the temple, after the feast of tabernacles, and the scribes and Pharisees brought the "woman caught in adultery." It was not part of the feast of dedication verses. Jesus never said that when Michael Rood implies he did.

Michael Rood stated that in [John] ch 10 v 22 "And it was at Jerusalem the feast of hanukkah, "and the word dedication is the word hanukkah." The actual verse is:

John 10:22  And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

The word for Feast of the "dedication" is found once in the New Testament in Greek:

From Strong's Concordance ><egkainia>  neuter plural of a presumed compound from 1722 and 2537; innovatives, i.e. (specially) renewal (of religious services after the Antiochian interruption):--dedication.

Michael Rood often switches what are Greek words, and changes them to Hebrew words, because he believes that the Greek translators were in error, and that the New Testament would have originally been written in Hebrew, despite the reality of all the people that it was written for. The word "dedication" in Hebrew means:

02598. hknx chanukkah, khan-ook-kaw' from 2596; initiation, i.e. consecration:--dedicating(-tion).

Aside from the many problems with Michael Rood's feasts teachings, Hanukkah was a Pharisee and rabbinic ordained feast which celebrated the Maccabees and the Jews as a people, and is a time when there is an exchange of gifts. It generally falls a few days before Christmas. The principal source for the story of Hanukkah is found in the Talmud, and the apocrypha Book of the Maccabees and many Jewish and non-Jewish sources acknowledge that the associated story of the oil burning for eight days in the Temple was an unproven legend. Some Jews venerated Judah Maccabee as a Messiah. As stated in the previous article, Michael Rood also has a lengthy teaching on Purim, which also was not ordained by God, but is recorded in the the book of Esther in the Scriptures. It again was focused on the Jewish people and states clearly concerning the remembrance of Purim, in 9:26-32, "The Jews ordained, and took upon them," and "as they had decreed for themselves...".

Michael Rood's elaborations continued in that tape, as in the rest of his tapes, adding to the Word of God information that is total conjecture, fully changing the Word of God and stating information which is blatantly false.

 "...The prophecies that came out of the mouth of Zachariah after 9 months of silence, seared the minds and ears of those people and it was noised about throughout all the hill country in Judea. If there was one man in the entire nation of Israel who was a marked man, the most prominent man and probably the Messiah, it was Yochanan ben Zachariah. Yahshua of Nazareth was born in obscurity. A handful of shepherds showed up. But at the birth of Yochanan ben Zachariah Cohen, everyone was looking for him. And that is why Yahshua in speaking to the religious leaders, he said to them, "Upon you is going to come the responsibility for all the righteous bloodshed from Abel to Zachariah whom you slew between the altar and the holy place."

That Zachariah that he's speaking about out there is Zacharias the father of Yochanan ben Zacahariah, because at the second time of his service, the order of avia, the second time was at Hanukkah. And at Hanukkah was the time that the Chaldean astronomers who were Jews, came with the presents, the gifts, of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The gold coming from the coffers of Daniel, one of the wealthiest men in the entire Babylonian empire who had no offspring because he was a eunuch and he knew when the Messiah would be born. He knew the signs of the heavens that they would be given and he told those astronomers whom he was in charge of for over sixty years. "When you see these signs in the heavens I want you to take my treasure and lay it at the feet of my Lord." And when they came into town a year and a half after Messiah was born at Hanukkah, that is when the astronomers went out to Bethelekum where the Messiah, Yoseph and Miriam were living in a house...

And we see in one of the historical documents, the Protoevangelium, where it indicates that when Zacharias went back up to do his service according to the order of Avia at Hanukkah time, that when he got there, the temple guard asked him, "Where's your son? And he said, how am I supposed to know, I'm up here doing my priestly duty. I'm not in charge of my son."

What had happened is that Elishaba took her son out into the wilderness, because they knew that the soldiers were coming after him and hid him out in the wilderness and that is why Yochanan from the time of a child was filled with the Holy Spirit, from his mothers womb lived out in the wilderness, not as a farmer but living off the land, eating grasshoppers. locusts...

"....Purim is the picture of Purim which is in Adar 14th and 15th.  It is that feast that took place at during the Babylonian captivity, which is a picture of Haman as the antichrist. Both of these feasts will be fulfilled to the very day hour and moment during the seventh millennium and both of them have fulfillments that are going to take place. Hannukah right near the beginning of the 7th millennium when the holy place will be rebuilt and the new altar will be dedicated that will happen at the feast of dedication....Those morning and evening oblations according to Daniel will go on for 2300 evening and morning oblations. Which will take exactly 1150 days in which that will be accomplished. And those 1150 days end up on Adar 14 which is Purim...

The Messiah who said "I have not come in my own name I have come in my fathers name and you have not received me. There is one coming in his own name, him will you will receive."

Those who do not receive the Messiah Yahshua as the Messiah will be the ones who will herald the antimessiah as being the Messiah. That will take place on Nisan 10. That is the date of the abomination of desolation spoken by the prophet Daniel and that is the day that the anti messiah will sit on the revealed ark of the covenant proclaiming that he himself is God...." [1999, The 70th Week Ministry of the Messiah, Tape 3]

Except that John 5:43 states that "IF" another shall come in his own name, not "There is one coming in his own name." The antichrist will appear to come in the name of the Lord, to many people.

John 5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

Michael Rood cites the Protoevangelium, which is actually The Protoevangelium of James, which is found listed with Catholic websites, Mormons and so on. The word Protoevangelium means, first evangel, or pre gospel. It is also referred to as the Book of James, and is found in the apocrypha.

 

To

Michael Rood Teachings       Michael Rood Teachings 2      Michael Rood Teachings 3

Prior articles of series:

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

 

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

 

 

Scripture Quotes from KJB

 

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