by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, SBC
26 May 2009
The Mystery of The Ascension
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Ascension; a word filled with mystery
for most folks, but should it be? An understanding of "The
Holy Spirit" is a prerequisite to understanding this
The real answer to this mystery lies in the analysis
of the Greek word (Strong's
which is used only one time in the Gospel of Luke, and nowhere
"Analempsis" is a noun that has been translated
by christopagans to
mean "Ascension", and while there is nothing
actually wrong with that, the error arises when it is taken out of
context; both chronologically and, also, its original intent. Hopefully,
this message will demystify the christopagan (hellenized) version
"The Ascension of The Greco-Roman Christos",
and clarify the Gospel of "The Ascension of The Hebrew
Messiah". You see,"The Analempsis" can
only occur once, and it only requires "Self-sacrifice". See "What
Greco-Roman Christos and the Hebrew Messiah are not actually
one in the same, and the deception of "The
Ascension" is only one reason why. The Ascension
has absolutely nothing to do with a physical body being levitated
into heaven (the clouds or
the 3rd heaven).
And while climbing up a mountain or stairway into the heavens is
a physical form of ascending. Ascension is purely Spiritual (personal
character or mental state), and has nothing to
do with physical ascending.
the days were approaching for his ""Analempsis" (ascension
or lifting up), he (Messiah) was
determined to go to Jerusalem;
In order to best understand this situation, we have
to place everything in context. The single use of the word "analempsis" occurs prior to
Messiah's going up to Jerusalem, and his subsequent crucifixion, resurrection,
and mountain ascents. Therefore, "Analempsis" (ascension) does not mean "Rising
Up into the Clouds or Sky or Heaven". Analempsis actually
describes Messiah's rise to "Spiritual
Perfection", and this "Rise to Perfection" is
the same "Perfecting"
that is described in the book of Hebrews (written
after the analempsis occurred at Messiah's sufferings).
Hebrews 2:10 For
it became him (Messiah
Y'Shua), for whom [are] all things,
and on behalf of whom [are] all things, in bringing many (future) sons
unto glory, to make the captain of
their salvation (Messiah) perfect
Did you see that? "To make Messiah perfect
through sufferings." Messiah was not born
or created perfect ! Messiah had to Spiritually ASCEND into PERFECTION,
and he did so through sufferings, as a perfected example for "US" (you
& me) to emulate. All of YHVH's
future children (Chosen
Sons or Chosen Few) must go through
a similar form of "Analempsis" to become perfected as "Sons
of YHVH" (elohim).
In other words Messiah's ascension or "Analempsis" is
nothing more than the process of being Spiritually perfected through
the total rejection of SELF (True
Repentance) at ones own personal expense (True
Sacrifice) even unto death. See "Sacrifice
Hebrews 5:9 And
being made (not created) perfect (through
personal suffering or analempsis),
he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him (follow
YES, Messiah ascended to the throne (on
the Spiritual right hand of YHVH), but
his was not a physical ascension into the clouds of
heaven, but a process of being Spiritually perfected in
character. See "Who
Sits on YHVH's Throne?"
So what about being taken up
into the clouds?
Apparently this is where the confusion is the greatest.
Just because two words are similar in English or in Greek does not mean
they have the same meaning nor does it mean they should
be associated. However, if a hellenized (pagan
by choice) translator is following his
own preconceived pagan agenda (belief
system, bias, etc.), that translator
will associate his/her pagan culture into the translation. After all,
pagans or neo-pagans) will never have
Spiritual "Ears to Hear" or Spiritual "Eyes
to See", because those are traits that are only given
to those with YHVH's Holy Spirit to guide them.
As for disappearing into a low level cloud bank, while
ascending a mountain, that is a reasonably common occurrence for
Messiahs (The Anointed).
Yes, Messiahs, because Messiahs haven't been limited to just one.
Messiah (Christos in
Greek) is simply a word that means "Anointed
of God", and there have been more than a few, who have
been anointed of God (YHVH).
Even so, one has also been appointed the "Eldest
Son"; not because he was physically
and-or chronologically born first, but because he has been given the
position of inheritance to the throne of David in "The
Coming Kingdom of YHVH on Earth". Making him (Y'Shua) the
"Heir Apparent" or "Crown Prince".
"Heir Apparent" is an heir who (short
of a catastrophe) cannot
be displaced from inheriting; the term
is used in contrast to heir presumptive,
the term for a conditional heir who is currently in line to inherit
but could be displaced at any time in the future.
Today these terms are most commonly used for heirs to hereditary
titles, particularly monarchies. It is also used metaphorically to
indicate someone who is the apparent "anointed" successor
to any position of power.
Here is a look at a few others who are or were "The Anointed
of YHVH", and are, therefore, each a Messiah (H4899;
Mashiyach); and rightly so, because of their leadership (pivotal
"Righteousness Sake". By the way being "Anointed" is
actually an anointing by YHVH's "Holy
Spirit" in which oil was sometimes (not
always) used for symbolic purposes;
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Israel),
Joseph, Moses, Aaron and his sons, Samuel, Elijah, Elisha, King David,
King Solomon, Daniel, Isaiah or Esaias (Isaiah
61:1 & Luke 4:16-17); there were
The following verses are self-evident as to the above
definitions, and my previous statements.
H4886: mashach - (verb) Anointed, as with oil
H4899: mashiyach - (noun) An anointed Messiah
of YHVH (a chosen
human that has achieved a Righteousness Seeking Spiritual state
of existence, character, attitude, mind set).
And the priest that is anointed (H4899 - Mashiyach;
English = messiah) shall bring of the bullock's blood to
the tabernacle of the congregation:
1 Samuel 2:10
The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces;
out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the
ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and
exalt the horn of his anointed (H4899 - Mashiyach).
1 Samuel 2:35 (Prophecy
of Messiah Y'Shua with reference to the 24 Elders?)
And I will (future
tense) raise me up a faithful priest,
[that] shall do according to [that] which [is] in
mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him
a sure house; and he (Messiah Y'Shua) shall walk
before mine (other) anointed (H4899 - Mashiyach) forever.
1 Samuel 16:6
6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he
looked on Eliab (David's eldest brother), and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed
(H4899 - Mashiyach) [is] before him.
7 But the LORD YHVH said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance,
or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for
[the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward
appearance, but the LORD YHVH looketh on the heart.
1 Samuel 16:13
Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed
(H4886 - Mashach) him (DAVID) in the midst of his brethren:
and the Spirit of the LORD (Holy
Spirit) came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel
rose up, and went to Ramah.
2 Samuel 23:1
Now these [be] the last words of David. David the
son of Jesse said, and the man [who was] raised up on high, the anointed
(H4899 - Mashiyach) of the GOD of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist
of Israel, said,
7 He is the LORD YHVH: his judgments are in all the
8 He hath remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded
to a thousand generations.
9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath
10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob (Israel) for
a law, and to Israel (Jacob's seed) for an everlasting
11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:
12 When they were but a few men in number; yea,
very few, and strangers in it.
13 When they went from one nation to another, from
one kingdom to another people;
14 HE (YHVH) suffered no man to do them wrong: yea,
he reproved kings for their sakes;
15 (YHVH) Saying, Touch not mine anointed (H4899 - Mashiyach),
and do my prophets no harm.
Could it be that these chronologically older Messiahs
(Mashiyach) are among the "Twenty-four Elders"?
Each one a Messiah in his own right, but none having been appointed to
the Spiritual Position of "Heir Apparent" (Eldest
Son). It just might be so, but that's another sermon-message.
So what about being taken up
into the clouds?
Yes, the actual clouds. Okay, lets examine a few more verses. The next
one is an example of how "The Anointed of YHVH" use figures
of speech (not literal) when describing physical to Spiritual
parallel occurrences. This is the reason Mashiyach Y'Shua spoke almost
exclusively in "Physical to Spiritual parallels
(parables, metaphors, allegories, anthropomorphisms, figures of
speech). So that in doing so, only those
"Spiritual Ears to Hear" and "Spiritual
Eyes to See", and a "Heart to Perceive"
would understand what was being said. Why? Draw your
own conclusion(s) . . .
The Prophecy of Esaias (Isaiah):
(The Modus Operandi
for The Anointed)
9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye
indeed, but understand not; and see ye
indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this (worldly) people fat,
and make their (spiritual) ears heavy, and shut
their (spiritual) eyes; lest they see with their
(spiritual) eyes, and hear with their (spiritual) ears,
and understand with their (spiritual) heart, and
convert (reject SELF), and be (spiritually) healed.
11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until
the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man,
and the land be utterly desolate,
12 And (also) the LORD YHVH have removed men far
away, and [there be] a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
2 And (Mashiyach) Moses called unto all Israel,
and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the LORD YHVH did before
your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants,
and unto all his land;
3 The great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and
those great miracles:
4 Yet the LORD YHVH hath not given you an heart to perceive,
and eyes to see, and ears to hear,
unto this day.
Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious
house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have
ears to hear, and hear not: for they [are] a rebellious
And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes,
and hear with thine ears, and set thine
heart upon all that I shall shew thee; as to the intent that
I might shew [them] unto thee [art] thou brought hither: declare
all that thou seest to the house of Israel.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest
thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto
you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them (the
worldly) it is not given.
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more
abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even
that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing
see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias (Isaiah),
which saith (implies), By hearing ye shall hear, and shall
not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
So, now that you understand "The Modus Operandi"
for all of YHVH's Anointed (Mashiyach),
hopefully you now have "Eyes to See", "Ears
to Hear", and a "Heart to Perceive".
Read on . . . . .
Who layeth the beams of His chambers in the waters:
who maketh the clouds His chariot: who walketh
upon the wings of the wind:
So, we are given a relationship between clouds and
a chariot; very interesting !
Here are some more "Figures of Speech"! What
do they really mean ?
For, behold, the LORD YHVH will come with fire, and
with his chariots like a whirlwind,
to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire.
Behold, He shall come up as clouds,
and His chariots [shall be] as a whirlwind:
His horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.
It appears that YHVH's anointeds (Mashiyach) are
describing a tornado, because a tornado appears from the clouds, and
lifts things UP into the sky. What
are they really trying to say ? Read "Why
Angels have wings", and "Angels" (What
they really are).
And now the intent behind
the mysterious disappearances of key anointed Mashiyach leadership.
1 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto
the mountain of Nebo, to the top of [mount]
Pisgah, that [is] over against Jericho. And the LORD YHVH
shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,
2 And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all
the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,
3 And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city
of palm trees, unto Zoar.
4 And the LORD YHVH said (spiritually) unto
him, This [is] the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and
unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee
to see [it] with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.
5 So Moses the servant of the LORD YHVH died
there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the
6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against
Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
Yet Michael the archangel (Strong's
G743; chief pastor, high priest or prince of pastors),
when contending with the devil, (SELF
or a SELF-centered attitude in another person or persons) [in
which] he disputed about the body of Moses, did
not bring against him (that
worldly person) a railing accusation,
but said, "The Lord rebuke thee."
Okay, what we are actually seeing here is that PEOPLE, will either
dispute the body of Mashiyach Moses or they will do the opposite
and worship the body of Moses. Just the way people today consciously
or subconsciously worship their own personal idols;
the modern term is "Idolize". Only YHVH
must be worshipped (Thou
shalt have no other gods before [more esteemed than] me).
So, now we have a reason for the disappearance of YHVH's "Anointed
Mashiyach(s)", and why they have all managed to disappear.
Not one of them had/has a desire to be worshipped ! Even Messiah Y'Shua
had to disappear. Why? Because not even a tomb could prevent people
from worshipping this man, and removing his body from the tomb to be
put on display. So, what better way to vanish than to vanish into a
cloud bank at the top of a mountain, and then descend down the other
side into a new spiritual life. Not even the Apostles [disciples] fully
recognized Mashiyach Y'Shua at first, so it is not likely that others
would have either.
16 And the eleven taught ones went away into Galil,
to the mountain which Y'Shua had appointed for them.
17 And when they saw Him, they bowed to him (as
to a King), but some doubted.
9 And when he [Y'Shua] had spoken these things, while they beheld
[him], he was taken up (carried); and a cloud received
him out of their sight.
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up,
behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into
heaven? this same Y'Shua, which is taken up from you into heaven,
shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount(ain)
called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.
Who were the two men in white apparel in verse ten
above? Looks like more information is needed to clarify
what I call hellenized translator and scribal tampering or bias. The
following verses use variations of the Greek to describe the very same
ascending / climbing of Mount Olivet, and Messiah
Y'Shua's ultimate disappearance, that is until he appeared unto Shaul
[Paul] in the desert near Damascus (Acts 9), and wouldn't you know
it, you have to go through mountains to get there.
And it came to pass, while he blessed them [disciples],
he was parted from them, and [physically] carried (G399:
carried) up into heaven (higher up the mountain
into a cloud bank by men in white).
1 Corinthians 15:50
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit
the kingdom of God [YHVH]; neither doth corruption inherit
8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended (G#305) up
on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9 Now that he ascended (G#305), what is it but that
he also descended (G#2597) first into the lower
parts of the earth?
Greek 305: anabainw,
anabaino (an-ab-ah'-ee-no); to go up (literally or figuratively):--arise,
ascend (up), CLIMB (go, grow, rise, spring) up,
come (up) [physically].
Remember: "Ascend" does not mean
to be Spiritually Lifted Up [perfected], that word is "Ascension".
katabaino (kat-ab-ah'-ee-no); (get, go, step) down, fall
Apparently Messiah Y'Shua ascended or climbed a mountain more
than once, and that was after he was resurrected from among the dead,
and before he assembled with the disciples [Apostles] the
second time; also, before he ascended mount(ain) Olivet
and appeared to them no more (Acts 1:9-12). So how many
times did he need to ascend (climb a mountain)? My
point is this; Ascend and ascension are absolutely not the
same thing, and Messiah's ASCENSION (perfection) occurred
at his crucifixion, but his ascendings were up a cloudy (foggy) mountain
and not into
the third Heaven.
15 Y'Shua saith unto her, Woman, why weepest
thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith
unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him [Messiah Y'Shua] hence, tell
me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
16 Y'Shua saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto
him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
17 Y'Shua saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not
yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto
them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father;
and [to] my GOD, and your GOD.
18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the
Lord, and [that] he had spoken these things unto her.
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first [day] of the week,
when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear
of the Jews, came Y'Shua and stood in the midst, and saith unto them,
Peace [be] unto you.
20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them [his] hands and his
side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
21 Then said Y'Shua to them again, Peace [be] unto you: as [my] Father
hath sent me, even so send I you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on [them], and saith unto
them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit:
23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; [and]
whose soever [sins] ye retain, they are retained.
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them
when Y'Shua came.
25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the
Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the
print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails,
and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26 And after eight days again his disciples were within,
and Thomas with them: [then] came Y'Shua, the doors being shut, and
stood in the midst, and said, Peace [be] unto you.
27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my
hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust [it] into my side: and
be not faithless, but believing.
Well now, unless Mashiyach Y'Shua is mentally unstable, he must have
ascended a mountain (just like Mashiyach Moses) did; otherwise, Thomas
would not have been allowed to touch him. Therefore, I challenge
you to "Listen with A Spiritual Heart, and Perceive The Gospel" of
this message, because "The Ascension", and "The
told by the christopagans (Christians),
is purely myth, and based on pagan
mythological gods and goddesses. However, this does not mean
that there is no ETERNAL
CREATOR or that we were created blindly and without a cause like the
atheist believe. This beloveds is where True Faith comes into play.
TRUE FAITH is not believing in the Christian myth and their mytholigical
Jesus (IHSous), but having faith that "THE ETERNAL
a really good reason for creating us in the first place. See: "The
Meaning of Life".
Love & Blessings to all who believe!
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