The Sin of Jeroboam
The Sin of Jeroboam
After the death of King Solomon the nation of Jahzrael (Israel) split into two kingdoms, the kingdom of Judah and the kingdom of Jahzrael. The 2 tribes of Jahudah and Benjahmin (and some Levites with the Jebusites) stayed loyal to Solomon's son Rehoboam and formed the Kingdom of Jahdah (Judah).
There were 10 tribes of the children of Jahzrael that broke away from the house of David under the leadership of the man named Jeroboam who was the son of Nebat. They retained the title the Kingdom of Jahzrael (Israel).
1 Kings 12:16-24
- So when all Jahzrael (Israel) saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Jahzrael:
now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents. 17 But as for the children of Jahzrael which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute; and all Jahzrael stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jahoshalem (Jerusalem). 19 So Jahzrael rebelled against the house of David unto this day.
20 And it came to pass, when all Jahzrael heard that Jeroboam was come again
, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Jahzrael: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
21 And when Rehoboam was come to Jahoshalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin
, an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against the house of Jahzrael, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon. 22 But the word of Jah came unto Shemaiah the man of Jah, saying, 23 Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin
, and to the remnant of the people, saying, 24 Thus saith JAH, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Jahzrael: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of JAH, and returned to depart, according to the word of JAH.
2 Chronicles 11:12-14 -
12 And in every several city he (Rehoboam) put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side. 13
And the priests and the Levites that were in all Jahzrael resorted to him out of all their coasts.
14 For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem:
for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto JAH:
- As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem
, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.
- And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi, which is Jerusalem
, Gibeath, and Kirjath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families.
Many people say the name “Jew” comes from the name “Judah,” but that is not so. The Holy Scriptures lets us know that those people who lived in-and-around the city “Jahoshalem” (Jerusalem), which originally was the city called “Jebusi” or “Salem,” hence “Jebusalem”, were the ones who were called “Jews.”
- And Melchizedek king of Salem
brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high Jah.
- In Salem also is his tabernacle
, and his dwelling place in Zion
- 10 But the man would not tarry that night, but he rose up and departed, and came over against Jebus, which is Jerusalem
; and there were with him two asses saddled, his concubine also was with him. 11 And when they were by Jebus, the day was far spent; and the servant said unto his master, Come, I pray thee, and let us turn in into this city of the Jebusites,
and lodge in it.
1 Chronicles 11:4
- And David and all Jahzrael went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus;
where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land.
Notice in the next verse that that Mordecai is called a “Jew” but the important fact is that Mordecai was from the tribe of Benjamin. This also tells us that “Jews” are not only from the tribe of Judah.
- Now in Shushan the palace there was a certain Jew
, whose name was Morde
cai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite;
In other words, both the tribes of Benjamin and Judah along with many Levites and Jebusites that lived in the region of Jahoshalem were called “Jews”, not only those from the tribe of Judah.
The original name of “Jerus,” hence “Jerusalem,” is “Jebus,” hence “Jebusalem.” There are some people in the world that say the name Jew is not in the original 1611 version but indeed it is. If you have an original 1611 version see Esther 2:5 for the name “Jew” which is spelled “Iew.”
The city of Jahoshalem was in the region of Judah and its crowning glory was the Temple, which Solomon had built. Three times a year all Jahzraelite (Israelite) males were commanded by JAH to go up to Jahbusalem: at the Passover, at Pentecost and at the Feast of Tabernacles. (Exodus 23:17, Deut. 16:16).
Jahzrael's new king Jeroboam feared that his rebellion against Rehoboam would collapse if his people went up year by year to Judah for the Holy feast of JAH. He was extremely worried. At all costs he must prevent the men of Jahzrael from going to Jahoshalem for the Feasts of Jah. And this is the record of what he said.
1 Kings 12:27-33
- 27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of JAH at Jebusalem
, then shall the heart of this people turn again to their master, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah. 28. Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jahoshalem: behold, thy Elohim, O Jahzrael, which brought thee up out of the Land of Egypt.
29. And he set the one in Beth-el, and the other put he in Dan. 30. And this thing became a sin:
for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan. 31. And he made a house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not the sons of Levi. 32. And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah
, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Beth-el, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Beth-el the priests of the high places which he has made. 33. So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Beth-el the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Jahzrael
: and he offered upon the altar, the burnt incense.
The act of worshipping two metal idols on unsanctified feast days was the most catastrophic blunder ancient Jahzrael made. It is a sin so grievous that over and over again the wickedness of succeeding kings was measured against it. The evil of this sin is even evident today with the Yahhoo's who continue in this sin of Jeroboam. Repeatedly these words appear in the Scriptures: …
“And he did evil in the sight of JAH, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Jahzrael to sin.”
Read 1 Kings 15:34, 16:2&26, 2 Kings 3:3 where you will here these repeated words.
Why was Jeroboam's sin so grievous? Because by it, with one master-stroke, he allowed Satan to sever the nation's main spiritual link with JAH'S appointed Festivals and Sabbaths and righteous form of worship.
Jah's feasts were supposed to be times for spiritual instruction and revival, when the men and families of Jahzrael gathered in Jahoshalem to learn of the Almighty JAH and His requirements. (Exodus 34:23)
Jeroboam's bogus feasts and substitute form of worship at Bethel broke that spiritual link and like an unanchored or untied ship the nation of Jahzrael began to drift away from JAH. This is how the presently used luni-solar calendar, which is a false calendar, began to slip into apostate Jahzrael. Soon after, the Jahzraelites adopted the Babylonian lunar calendar and they began to worship Ashtoreth, the Queen of Heaven, which is also the title for the Lunah (Moon)!
The results were appalling, for very soon millions of Jahzraelites completely lost their spiritual bearings and adopted the basest forms of paganism, which is creation worship. Many were the calls to repentance, but the sin of Jeroboam son of Nebat (the sin of using substitute forms of worship with unsanctified festivals at unsanctified times) was not given up.
As a result JAH carried out His predicted threats given through His servants the prophets and handed the people of Jahzrael over to their enemies. After a series of devastating defeats they were deported from the Promised Land and sold like cattle in the markets of the area we now call the Middle East.
2 Kings 17:20-23
- 20 And JAH rejected all the seed of Jahzrael
, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until He had cast them out of His sight. 21. For He rent Jahzrael from the house of David;
and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king
: and Jeroboam drave Jahzrael from following JAH, and made them sin a great sin.
22. For the children of Jahzrael walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them.
JAH removed Jahzrael out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the prophets. So was Jahzrael carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.
The action of Jeroboam, (as apparently trivial as it is to those who use the lunar calendar to set bogus holy festive dates to seemingly worship JAH), was obviously a most grievous sin towards Jah.
It was spiritual adultery at its worst; the act of mixing and diluting truth with error.
In essence it consisted of merging the laws of JAH with human pagan traditions and trying to worship Him on bogus festivals and sabbaths which were nothing but unauthorized imitations of JAH'S appointed feasts. They used a false calendar and added the Laws of Jah to it in order to deceive the people and rob Jah of His honour and worship. They forsook Jah's Almenach (Calendar)!
Hundreds of years earlier the prophet Moshea (Moses) had foretold Jahzrael's scattering and deportation if they forsook the commandments of JAH and here it was happening exactly as foretold.
- And JAH shall scatter thee among all
people from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
Strange as it may seem, that selfsame sin of adulterating truth with error, of introducing bogus religious festivals into true worship has been repeated on a world scale by the heathens of both the Ethiopian (Black wooly-haired) and Gentile (Straight haired) races.
Yes it is true dear reader, the Christians, Yahoodiys (false Jews) and many other sects have done this- and are still doing it - what ancient Jahzrael did under king Jeroboam. Over the centuries truth has been diluted with error and the introduction and acceptance of unsanctified calendars, sabbaths and feast days is now so widespread that comparatively few believers are even aware of the deception. This is why the book the Revelation of Jah's Calendar has been published.
The false calendars that rotate along the cycle of the Astronomical seasons and is seemingly governed by the lunah (moon) and the Vernal equinox and North Star (Polaris), are all evil and have kept the world in sin by having us miss our appointments with Jah. This may sound like a shocking statement, but it is absolutely true; and if the reader is not afraid of truth he/she must read on, for proof of this fact will follow in abundance.
At this very moment all of the professed Scripture believing world is steadily - yea almost imperceptibly - splitting into two distinct camps: Here is camp 1…
This is the small camp, the little flock: Those who respect the laws of the Most High Jah of Jahzrael and add to their faith obedience to His law, especially that form of obedience which manifests itself in keeping the Scriptural Sabbaths and the Holy Appointed Times of our Heavenly Abbah.
Jah's Almenach is a SET (FIXED) Almenach that doesn't wonder, shift days or obscure them. In other words, all the Scriptural feasts of Jah occur on the same day of the week and month every year, they do not shift. Jah's years always begin on the first day of the week, meaning that the first day of Abib will always be on the first day of the week.
Also, Jah's years always end on the seventh day of the week, which is a Sabbath. Jah's Almenach (Calendar) is Perfect.
(Almanac) is the Most High's yearly calendar
giving the days
of the Scriptural year
along with the days and dates
of the Appointed Holy Times of Jah
, the Holy One of Abraham, Jahsaac (Isaac) and Jahcob (Jahzrael).
I repeat, the Scriptural year will always begin on the first day of the week just like the beginning of creation week and will always end on the Sabbath, forever. The faithful little flock does not bow down to the universally popular calendars of Baal (Solar) and Ashtereth (Lunar). They don't observe the host of heaven in order to determine when to meet with Jah they peculiarly OBSERVE JAH'S WORDS.
Keep in mind that Ashtoreth has many names and one of them is Venus, referring to the planet. And the Spring equinox is also called the Vernal equinox which is also the Venetian equinox, otherwise known as the time of Venus!
Here is camp 2…
Unlike camp 1, which endeavors to completely observe Jah's words, those people of camp 2 are those who look upon obedience almost as though it was a competitor of faith, as if faith allows a person to not completely obey the words of Jah.
Many people of this persuasion, surprisingly, see little wrong in clinging to the popular but unsanctified bogus festivals and Sabbaths of the Yahoo's (false Jews) and Christendom with their solar, lunar and luni-solar calendars.
Just like ancient backsliding people of Jahzrael, these believers are, in the main, refusing to keep JAH'S feasts at HIS APPOINTED TIMES, they keep the feasts according to the cycle of the lunah (moon); but like Jeroboam of old, they worship on satanic inspired man-made feast days, which have no Jahly authority whatsoever. They worship on the APPOINTED TIMES OF BAAL AND ASTEROTH which is observed and reckoned on the false astronomical calendars (solar and lunar) of the world which commence in late March or April at times.
These evil doctrines have caused many people to ZEALOUSLY OBSERVE Baal's (Sun) and the Queen of Heaven's (luna, moon) calendars to tell them when to keep their unsanctified astro-feasts.
I want to also let you know that these astronomical times that I speak of are calculated and observed by the use of the North Star, called “Polaris” to begin their false Astronomical Spring season, and then they have the NERVE AND AUDACITY to call these Scripturally unsanctified days the feasts of the Most High! Woe unto them.
Sooner or later all those who classify themselves as believers in JAH and His Son Jahshuwah will move into one or the other of these two camps, and I am sure we all know and can clearly see that many are already in camp number 2.
It is widely known that many people are indeed calling themselves “Israel” and that is exactly who they are, disobedient Jahzraelites that broke off from following Jah, think about it. Nothing has changed!
Remember, in ancient times there were disobedient Jahzraelites in the flesh that saw Jah's wonders and plagues and the great escape from Mizraim but they still didn't follow Jah's way, and many of them perished in the wilderness of Sin after being saved from Egypt.
If you come to realize that you are in the wilderness of Temptation and Sin, then you should strive to follow Jah's way. And don't follow anyone who tells you to observe the astronomical calendars of the heathens which begin in the time of the Astronomical Spring in late March or April……this is not the time of Abib; you've been lied to, and although it may sound like a harsh statement but the truth is that you will lose your eternal life if you persist in your stubborn ways by following astro-calendars to seemingly worship JAH, the Maker of the Universe.
- At that time, saith JAH, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah
, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem
, out of their graves: 2 And they shall spread them before the SUN, and the LUNAH (MOON), and all the HOST OF HEAVEN
, whom they have loved
, and whom they have served
, and after whom they have walked
, and whom they have sought
, and whom they have worshipped
: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.
Let the Scriptures be true when it says, “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” “ Why will ye die o house of Jahzrael?” “Choose life that both thou and thy seed may live.” (Hosea 4:6; Ezekiel 18:31-32; Deuteronomy 30:19).
1 Kings 18:21
- 21 And
Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if JAH be the Most High, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.
And the people answered him not a word.
Yes if Baal is the Most High then serve Him and His wife Ashtoreth with their astronomical calendars, but if Jah is the Most High then Serve Him and His Ben (Son) Jahoshuwah and meet with them at their APPOINTED TIMES ON THEIR HOLY SCRIPTURAL ALMENACH…I would advise you to follow JAH and KEEP HIS APPOINTMENTS.
Even doctors, lawyers and much of the professional world can show you that if you miss their appointments and dates that they can penalize you and even charge you for missing their appointments, even if you wrote them down wrong or forgot or thought they were at another time…so how much more do you think the Abbah will penalize you for neglecting and trampling on His Holy Appointments such as His Holy Sabbaths and Festivals which are beneficial for your Salvation? Death is the punishment so think about it.
Indeed you may feel you are showing up at the Appointed times but really and truly Jah is not at those astronomical lunar Appointments and the true Set-apart Appointments where Jahoshawah is waiting for you, you are neglecting.
So to be oriented in JAH'S holy festivals and times, you should get yourself a copy of the book “The Revelation of Jah's Calendar” and Study the Scriptures to show yourself approved of Jah.
May Jah bless the Truth Seekers and make them wise to His way of Life.
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