The Wisdom of Jah
The Wisdom of Jah and the Wisdom of the World
Scriptural objectives are by far the most important and most valuable of all. Let's consider the Scriptural objective of Wisdom. King Solomon, one of the wisest, richest and most famous men who ever lived said these words:
- Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Prov. 8:11 - For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Prov. 16:16 - How much better is it to get wisdom than gold!
Prov: 19:8 - He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
These are powerful words; but what exactly is wisdom?
The Scriptures abound with texts as to what wisdom can do for a person; what wisdom is worth, what benefits wisdom brings in its wake and from where wisdom can be obtained. But again I ask: “What is wisdom?”
The answer is found in these verses:
- And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of jah, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Psalm 111:10 - The FEAR OF JAH is the BEGINNING OF WISDOM: a GOOD UNDERSTANDING have all they that do his commandments
: His praise endureth for ever.
Prov. 9:10 - The FEAR OF JAH is the beginning of wisdom:
and the knowledge of the Holy is Understanding
The scriptures declare that the FEAR OF JAH, that is wisdom!
To fear the MOST HIGH means:
To believe that He exists….To stand in holy awe before Him…To believe in
Him and have faith IN
Him….To honor and respect Him, His Son and His Law….and to be afraid of Him and to tremble at His Word.
Solomon states it quite clear…..
- Let us hear the conclusion
of the WHOLE MATTER: FEAR JAH,
and KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN. 14
For JAH shall bring every work into judgment,
with every secret thing
, whether it be good
, or whether it be evil.
Wisdom often manifests itself in `high-class' work; especially in the work for the MOST HIGH JAH. Men, women and even children can have wisdom. Here are a few Scriptural examples:
- And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as Jah hath shewed thee all this
, there is none so discreet and wise
as thou art
Bezaleel / Aholiab
Exodus 35:30-35 -
And Moses said unto the children of Jahzrael (Israel), See, the Most High hath called by name Bezaleel
the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;31: And He hath filled him with the spirit of Jah, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship
….34: And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab,
the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 35: Them hath He filled with wisdom of heart
- And all the women that were wise hearted
did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. 26: And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom
spun goats' hair.
2 Chronicles 1:11
- And Jah said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge
for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
Jahoshawah the Massijah at 12 Years
- And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit
, filled with wisdom: and the grace of Jah was upon him...
52: And Jahoshuwah increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with Jah and man.
WISDOM AND OBEDIENCE
When Moses was speaking to the children of Jahzrael, he said these words about JAH'S commandments:
Deut. 4:6 - Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations,
which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
- And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy Maker, that is in thine hand,
set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy JAH; and teach ye them that know them not.
People are not born wise. None of us (including myself) “instinctively” `fears Jah.'! In fact the very opposite is true. The human heart, yours, mine and everyone else's, is by nature corrupt! That's the stunning Scriptural verdict on the human heart (mind). It is deceitful and desperately wicked!
Jer. 17:9 - The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
To most people the “Plan of our Salvation” comes across as a discourse of pure foolishness and man-made philosophies. But to some, “to those who are called and believe”, it is the “power of Jah unto salvation!”
From the following texts, you can easily assess yourself and see in which camp you lie: with the foolish or with the wise.
1 Cor. 1:18-24
- For the preaching of the [crucifixion] is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of Jah...
23: But we preach The Messijah crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness
;24: But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Jahoshawah the power of Jah, and the wisdom of Jah.
Rom. 1:16 -
For I am not ashamed of the Jahspel of Jahoshawah: for it is the power of Jah unto salvation to every one that believeth;
to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
WHO WERE THE WISE MEN OF
MATTHEW CHAPTER 2?
Now that we know something about wisdom, lets ask this question: Who were the Wise Men from the East who visited the Messijah when He was a child?
Well, to start off, it is scripturally erroneous to call Jah's “wisemen” of the East “MAGI”, SOCERERS, ASTRONOMERS OR ASTROLOGERS!
Jah's righteous men were nothing of the sort. They were Jahzarenes (Nazarenes or Saints) of the Most High, True Believers, Law Keepers, Stewards, and Witnesses. They were Worshippers of the Living Jah - The Holy One of Jahzrael!
JAH'S PEOPLE WOULD NEVER ASSOCIATE THEMSELVES WITH SORCERY, ASTRONOMY OR ASTROLOGY…
- Hear ye the word which JAH speaketh unto you, O house of Jahzrael: 2
Thus saith JAH, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
The Wise of the Most High stand separate from the “stargazer, sorcerers, wizards, worldlian wise men and magi or magicians” of the world….
The Wise people of JAH are just like Daniel, Joseph, Solomon and the Wise Men of the East. To be sure the scriptures identify and distinguish between the wise men of JAH and the “wicked wise men” of the Devil.
The wise men of the world are specifically addressed “the wise men of Babylon” in Daniel 2:48, and they are in the same company with the magicians or shall I say the Magi of Egypt…
Gen 41:8 “and he (Pharaoh) sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof:…”
There is a difference in regards to “man's carnal wisdom or worldly wisdom” as compared to Jah's Spiritual Wisdom,….take note…
- “Thus saith JAH, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom
, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am JAH
which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the MOST HIGH.”
1 Corinthians 1:20-21
- Where is the wise?
where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world
? hath not JAH made foolish the wisdom of this world?
For after that in the wisdom of JAH the world by wisdom knew not JAH
, it pleased JAH by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
1 Corinthians 2:6-7 -
Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect:
yet not the wisdom of this world
, nor of the princes of this world
, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of JAH in a mystery
, even the hidden wisdom,
which JAH ordained before the world
unto our glory:
1 Corinthians 3:19 -
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with jah
. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
Jah's wise and righteous men of the East were men who followed and understood the Scriptures of the Holy One of Jahzrael. They humbly put line upon line and compared spiritual things with spiritual things to know the times and signs of the coming King. They did not follow a star in the sky!
Keep in mind that Satan and his children quote the Scriptures as well. As a matter of fact the “Tempter” had used the Scriptures to tempt the Messijah! take note….
- Then the devil
taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of JAH,
cast thyself down: for it is written,
He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
There are two things I would like to point out. First, notice that the devil said “for it is written”. This lets us know that the Tempter uses the Scriptures and knows them well. It is even so with his children in the world today, they use the Holy Scriptures to confuse and keep the billions of deceived people on earth in spiritual darkness. They do so by wickedly interpreting the scriptures without Jah's Spirit, many have gone in err and shall perish for their slothful and irresponsible use and study of this Holy Book.
Secondly, notice that Satan also said, “if thou be the son of Jah”. What this statement says to me is very striking. I have come across many who claim to follow the Most High and I have found that they deny that the Messijah is the Son of JAH, and by saying that Jahoshawah is the son of the Most High it means that the Messijah is equal with the Abbah….don't get me wrong, I fully understand the relationship of the Abbah and His Holy Ben. I understand whom is Greater, but I also understand through the Spirit that the Mehsijah has been given all power from the Abbah.
-But Jahoshuwah answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Therefore the Jews
sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that Jah was his Father, making himself equal with Jah.
Matthew 28:18 -
And Jahshuwah came and spake unto
them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 17:5 -
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud
, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
Mark 9:7 -
And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my
: hear him
Luke 9:35 -
And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him
If you notice from that verse in John 5:17, that the Jews, who read the words of Jah, who were learned from birth in the Torah and Prophets, they knew that when the Messijah said that He was the Abbah's son, that He was making Himself equal with JAH. So when I hear many try to dispute the Abbah and Ben's Oneness, it just brings me back to the Words of the Holy Messijah and clearly distinguishes who are the children of Satan and the children of Jah.
The book of John is an outstanding testimony to those who don't HONOUR THE SON OF JAH, WHO IS JAHOSHUWAH THE MESSIJAH, and as well the book of John gives the Jahzarenes (Saints) a strong reassurance of the Holy Relationship between the Abbah and the Ben.
Many have debated about the rank of the Messijah and have spoke evil of things they don't know, they speak evil of dignities and shall perish in their unbelief just as thousands if not millions of Jahzraelites perished in the wilderness because of their unbelief!
2 Peter 2:10 - 14 -
But chiefly them that walk after the flesh
in the lust of uncleanness
, and despise government. Presumptuous
are they, selfwilled,
they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities
. Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might,
bring not railing accusation against them before the Adonay. But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness
, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time.
Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
Jude 1:8 -
Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
Hebrews 3:15 -
While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts,
as in the provocation. For some, when they had heard, did provoke:
howbeit not all
that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was he grieved forty years?
was it not with them that had sinned,
whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Hebrews 4:6 -
Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
Hebrews 4:11 - Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,
lest any man
fall after the same example of unbelief
The Adversary and his children have tried to corrupt Jah's words with erroneous insertions, translations and transliterations, they have taken out many words and sentences and have shuffled around many things in the Scriptures attempting to make it appear contradictory. What I'm saying is, Satan is always trying to use Jah's own words against Him, to make Him appear to be a liar. JAH CANNOT LIE. You will do well to remember this truth.
- In hope of eternal life, which Jah, that cannot lie
, promised before the world began;
However, on the other side of the coin, the Most High's children use the Scriptures in Truth through guidance and confirmation of the Abbah's Spirit. They humbly put line upon line and compare spiritual things with spiritual things to understand the times and signs of the coming King! Notice that the Messijah used the Scriptures in Truth to combat Satan….
Matthew 4:4 -
But he answered and said, It is written
, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of JAH.
Matthew 4:7 -
Jahoshuwah said unto him, It is written again,
Thou shalt not tempt the Adonay thy JAH.
Matthew 4:10 -
Then saith Jahoshuwah unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the Adonay thy JAH, and Him only shalt thou serve.
The Wise Men of the East and the Star they Saw
The “star” that scientific-Babylon and many deceiving worldly scholars claim was a meteor, supernova, comet, planetary alignment, asteroid or eclipse that the so-called “magi” followed is all a lie! That star spoken of in the book of Matthew was nothing astronomical.
The “star” that led the wise men was an ANGEL OF JAH! Not a celestial display from the lights in the firmament.
As earlier said the Wise Men are righteous Spiritual-Jahzraelites, I say spiritual-Jahzraelites because we are not told whether they were Jahzraelites by nation, but they worshipped the Holy One of Jahzrael and the Scripts say that they are from the East. The Wise men of JAH are not the “magi” of Satan.
Would the Abbah SHOW ASTRO WORSHIPING MAGICIANS HIS CHILD AND THEN WARN THEM TO ESCAPE? Some might think so, but the Most High has no dealings with Astronomy nor evil men, He deals with those who observe His words… not the celestial host for signs and answers.
The word `magi' is the wrong interpretation of the English words `Wise men'! So where does this interpretation of Jah's Wise Men being Magi, hence magician, come from? It comes from the minds of the heathens.
Now that this has been stated, let us go through those Scriptures that pertain to the visitation of the Wise men to the young Messijah:
- Now when Jahoshuwah was born in Bethlehem of Judah in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jahoshalem
, Saying, “Where is He that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star (Angel) in the east, and are come to worship him.”
Now do you think if some visiting astrologers said that they saw a literal star in the sky that Herod would be troubled…some might say `maybe', but, if the Wise Men had seen an Angel, then that would greatly disturb the King and all of Jahoshalem.
From observing the pattern of Jah of when He sends Angels to give His Messages, the Angel usually tells the one whom is being visited to go somewhere or to a certain place. I see this with Mariam (Mary), Peter, John, and with the Angels at the Messijah's grave etc…and I'm sure there are many more examples of Angel visitations you can check for yourself.
The truth of the matter is that Satan has designed a false gospel and has made his children, whom are astronomers, astrologers and carnal scientists, the focus in order to keep Jah's Truth in obscurity.
Remember these Wise Men traveled from far to “Worship” the King! What I'm saying is that the Angel (star) they saw who visited them in the East was the one who told them to go to Jahoshalem to look for the Young King of Jahzrael….
The Scripture concerning Herod and the prophet states:
- And when he (Herod) had gathered all the chief priests and scribes
of the people together, he demanded of them where the Messijah should be born. And they said unto him, “In Bethlehem of Judah: for thus it is written by the prophet. And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, art not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Jahzrael.
Notice that the scribes said “FOR THUS IT IS WRITTEN BY THE PROPHET”….The wise men, as all of JAH'S wise men do, had also used JAH'S Torah to read and understand Prophecy, that is why they are called wise…lets get back to the Scriptures…..
Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star (Angel) appeared
. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star (Angel), which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star (Angel),
they rejoiced with exceeding great joy….
Did you notice that the Angel stood over where the young child was? No star or celestial event will stand in the sky over one particular house or person for that matter….think about it.
I hope it is clear to see that the star was one of the Most High's Angels and not a celestial event of any kind. No star in the sky can stand over where one person is. I mean, stars in the sky can never appear to be hovering over one particular house…
It is evident that the Angel had lead these men, these wise men, right to the place where the young child was…and also the wise men visited the young child way after his birth…possibly up to two years after His birth. This is the Scriptural Truth regarding the Wise Men of the East and the Angel (Star) they saw. The reason I say they were not at his birth is because the Scriptures states clearly that the Wise Men said:
Where is He that is born King of the Jews?
The Messijah was already born before they even got to Jahoshalem. Another thing to note is that Herod inquired of the Wise Men what time the Angel appeared to them.
Verse 7 - Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star (Angel) appeared.
As we know, the rest of the episode continues with Jah warning His Faithful Wise men to go another way, Joseph and Miriam went to Egypt and Herod slaughtered many Jahzraelite children from the age of 2 years and younger in his wrath to slay the man-child that was born unto Zijon that will rule with a rod of Iron….He indeed is the Root of David and the Lion of the Tribe of Judah….
- Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under
, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
- For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah
: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.
- And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David,
hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
Bear in mind that the wise men were not at His birth and that Herod killed the children that were up to two years old, so we can see that the nativity scene that the Christians forward with the wise men present shortly after his birth is in err.
In response to the Greek word “Magus”…
The Scriptures, compared with scriptures, is the ultimate standard of Truth. Having said that, the errors in the Scriptures, especially in regards to translation is suspect to say the least.
In my understanding many people say the word `wise' comes from the Greek word “magus” (magi) - but that is a twist to support an astro-event of some kind and it is an attempt to take away the credit of Jah's Wise Men from the East that were men who followed Scriptural Prophecy and obeyed Jah's Commandments….they observed Jah's Words and not a celestial event in the sky.
The word which appropriately suits the context and Scriptural understanding of the word “wise”, is the Greek word “sophos”, [Strong's Greek: G4680] which simply means “wise”, in the general sense.
The word “wisdom” (spiritual or carnal) in Greek is “sophia” [Strong's G4678] (very similar to sophos).
This is the correct translation that coincides with the Scriptural definition of “wise” as applied to the Righteous “Wise Men from the East”.
Now that we have an understanding of the difference of what the WISDOM OF JAH is, and what the wisdom of the world is, we can clearly see that the scholars of the world have attempted to put a twist on the Most High's word to keep those who seek the truth in darkness.
One cannot attend a university or secular college and sign up for a course on Wisdom! So how do we get wisdom? The Scriptures provide the answer.
1 Chron. 22:12 -
give thee wisdom and understanding,
and give thee charge concerning Jahzrael, that thou mayest keep the law of the Adonay thy JAH.
Prov. 2:6 - For JAH giveth wisdom:
out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Dan. 2:23 -
I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou JAH of my abbah's (fathers), who hast given me wisdom and might….
If you want wisdom, you must ask the Almighty Jah for it. He is the Root of wisdom. He is eager to give wisdom to the true and humble believer if they ask for it. Ask and ye shall receive. The Saviour once said:
Luke 11:13 -
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him.
- If any of you lack wisdom
, let him ask of Jah,
that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
- But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am JAH which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the MOST HIGH.
Wisdom comes from above - from the Eternal Jah of Abraham, Isaac and Jahzrael. He is the source of wisdom, the Root. To obtain wisdom, one must ask Him for it. You cannot buy wisdom. It is priceless. That is why Jah gives it on request - `free of charge!'
Jahoshawah is the Power of JAH; the LIVING WISDOM of JAH!
Wisdom brings life, happiness and blessing. It is by far one of Jah's greatest gifts. Make sure that we avail ourself of this priceless possession. Remember that wisdom is available free of charge! All we have to do to receive it, is `Ask.
One Love to all Jahzraelite-Jahzarenes.
Written and revised by Shawn Munro
The Mount Zijon Assembly of Jah
5 Kanarick Crescent
M3M 1P3 CANADA