Are You Anti-Messiah[1]

Before you can determine if you are or are not anti-messiah, you must first understand what this word means.  John defines anti-messiah for us in 1John 2:22:  “Who is a liar but he that denieth that YahwehShua [2] is the Messiah?  He is anti-messiah, that denieth the Father and the Son.”

 

John continues in verse 23: “Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father:  but he that acknowledgeth the son hath the Father also.”

 

Why is this important to have both the Father and the Son?  Rev 14:1 provides this important clue:  “And I saw, and beheld, the Lamb standing on the Mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand [persons] having HIS NAME and the NAME OF HIS FATHER written on their foreheads.”[3]

 

This is referring to the “better resurrection” which is the return of the Messiah (Hebrews 11:35).  Why is this resurrection better?  John provides this insight in Rev 20:6: 

 

“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection [better resurrection]:  on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of Yahweh and of Messiah, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” 

 

This is certainly a great opportunity.  It would be a shame to not have a part in this better resurrection.  However, if you are anti-messiah, you will be excluded. 

 

How do I know if I am or am not anti-messiah?  A quick check is to ask yourself whether or not you follow the Messiah’s commandment in Matthew 28:19.  He says to be baptized in the name (singular) of the Father and of the Son.   If your baptism is in the Name of YahwehShua, you have a valid baptism and therefore you know Messiah (1John 2:3).

 

If your baptism is in any other name, Yahshua, Jesus, Yeshua or Yehushua, you have denied the Father and the Son.  This would disqualify you from being in the better resurrection.  Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:5 that there is only “one baptism”.  Therefore we must get it right to be considered for all the blessings associated with the better resurrection.

 

However, a proper baptism is not a guarantee of being in the better resurrection because you can fail to overcome.  Failing to overcome puts you in the lake of fire.  This is not the desirable outcome you wish to achieve.

 

Without a proper baptism, you cannot even run the race.  The requirement for participation in the process of overcoming is to be immersed in the name of YahwehShua.  John 5:5 says this:  “Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth YahwehShua is the son of Yahweh.”

 

Belief in YahwehShua as the Messiah, whose name is inherited after his death and resurrection, is confirmation that you acknowledge the name of the Father and Son.  This is not an optional requirement but is essential to be in the race for the better resurrection.

 

Ephesians 4:3 exhorts us to “keep the unity of the Spirit”.  What does this unity mean?  This is what the Shema in  Deuteronomy 6:4 tells us:  “Hear, O Israel, Yahweh our Elohim is Yahweh United (one).”  The Messiah condensed this into a very personal statement quoted in John 10:30, “I and my Father are one.”

 

Messiah desires that we also should be part of the unity shared by the Father and Son.  This desire is verbalized in John 17:21:  “that they [those called, chosen, and faithful] all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they may be one in us:”

 

This unity with the Father and Son is required.  Ephesians 4:4-5 teaches us this:  “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling.; one sovereign, one faith, one baptism…”   This unity is confirmed in the name, YahwehShua, the name of the Father and Son.

 

There is one sovereign, our soon coming king, YahwehShua.  There is one faith and the name of faith is YahwehShua.  This name is not found in the Scriptures because the High Priest blotted it out.  The letter “hey” was removed and that left the name, Yahshua, which is still seen.

 

Hebrews 11:1 describes the importance of faith:  “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  You cannot see the name of YahwehShua, but the indicators are there for those to whom it is revealed.

 

Please refer to our website, thelightofyahwehshua.com, for more information about the name, YahwehShua.  According to Deuteronomy 29:20 he who is guilty of the curse of Yahweh has his name blotted out.  Galatians 3:13 tells us:  “Messiah hath redeemed us from the curse of the law” and in 2 Cor 5:21 that he was made sin for us. Messiah is the only human to die in sin.  Therefore, he is the only human to have his name blotted out.

 

The blotted out name, Yahshua, identifies the blood of Messiah that covered all sin and is therefore too defiled to present to the Father.  Because he lost his human name, after his death, he inherited a new name.  It is not read, but revealed.

 

Finally, Ephesians 4:5 says there is one baptism.  This is important.  There is only one way to enter the race for the better resurrection.  That way is the one baptism, which includes the laying on of hands and receiving the seed of the Spirit of Messiah.  The Spirit of Messiah is not fully formed, but must grow throughout your life to allow you to be resurrected in the better resurrection.  Paul confirms this in Galatians 4:19 where he reveals that Messiah must be formed in you.

 

Please note in Acts 19:1-5, quoted below, that the baptism of John was rejected as not being sufficient.  Only baptism in YahwehShua would suffice.  This continues to be true today.  Without baptism in YahwehShua, nothing else matters.

 

And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Spirit since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Spirit. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Messiah YahwehShua. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Sovereign, YahwehShua..

 

You can observe the Sabbaths, and the holy days, read the Scriptures, and pray to Yahweh.  This is not enough.  You must acknowledge both the name of the Father and Son.  This is a necessary and required first step that must be performed to begin the process of overcoming which can lead to the better resurrection.  Baptism in the name of YahwehShua is that first step.  If you don’t submit to this baptism, you are denying both the Father and the Son and are therefore anti-messiah.

 

Pray to Yahweh as you study this paper.  Ask, seek, and knock that the truth will be revealed to you.  If we can be of help, please contact us by email at lightofyahwehshua.@gmail.com.

 

[1] The King James Version of the Bible (KJV) uses antichrist.  Christ is the transliteration of the Greek for anointed.  Messiah is the transliteration for the Hebrew word meaning anointed.  However, the Greek has a pagan association with Chrestus, a cult that had been in existence centuries before the Messiah walked the earth.  This is considered to be the origin of the word, Christian.  We wish to avoid any association with Christianity or the Chrestus cult.  Therefore we choose to use anti-messiah instead.

[2] The Greek word is Ihsous.  This is also found in the Septuagint (LXX) for Joshua, Moses’ assistant.  The Hebrew would be Yahshua as there is no “J” in Hebrew or Greek.  However, the name referred to in this verse is the inherited name (Hebrews 1:4).  The human name, Yahshua, was blotted out because Messiah bore all the curses of sin (Gal. 3:13), thus Messiah died in sin (2Cor 5:21).  By taking on all curses and dying in sin, his name was blotted out (Deut 21:22-23; 29:20).  His human name was attached to and identified with his human life that was associated with the blood.  Life is in the blood (Lev 17:11).  The name he inherited was YahwehShua.  Yahweh blotted his human name out of the book of life.  The high priest blotted out his inherited name from the temple scrolls by removing the letter, “hey”.  Therefore, YahwehShua (Yahweh Savior) is the correct name because Yahshua (Yah Savior) is the defiled, blotted out name.

[3] The KJV does not translate all of the Greek words in this passage.  The KJV states, “having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.”  However, the Greek text (Emphatic Diaglott) states : having the name of him and the name of the Father of him on the foreheads of themselves.”