THIS AGE IS THE ONLY DAY OF SALVATION FOR THE FIRSTFRUITS:

The rest of mankind has their day later.

Yahweh in several Scriptures, promised salvation, but it was the prophet Isaiah who revealed that there was an actual day or time period of salvation that was available. Yahweh revealed this to him in Isaiah 49:8:  “Saith Yahweh, in an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee:” (King James Version, (KJV))

 

This verse was quoted by Paul in 2 Corinthians 6:2, but the translators confused the message by saying “the” day of salvation. How did this mistranslation cause a problem? This mistake allowed many religionists to teach that mankind has to be saved, “today”. You must be saved now, in this day or age. Those who were not called to know Messiah at this time are lost. This mis-understanding supports the concept of hell and eternal damnation.

 

Paul’s quote from Isaiah is correctly rendered in Rotherham’s Emphasized Bible: “For he saith—In an approved season have I hearkened unto thee, And in a day of salvation have I succoured thee; Lo! Now, a well approved season.  Lo! Now, a day of salvation.”

 

This confusion exists because of a peculiar phenomenon in the Hebrew and Greek languages. Both languages have a definite article, but not an indefinite article. There is a significant difference in the meaning between a “the” and an “a”. There is agreement among scholars that in both Isaiah 49:8 and 2 Corinthians 6:2 that no definite articles are used in reference to an acceptable time or day of salvation. You will not find any Bible translation that provides a consistent truth about the Scriptures. You must consider them all suspect and constantly refer back to the original languages. Do not assume truth without verifying it. The use of a good concordance, such as a Strong’s Concordance, is mandatory, however, even that concordance has some errors.

 

Paul’s quote of Isaiah is but one example of an omission, grammatical error, or inappropriate translation that can lead to a false understanding of the truth. People are indoctrinated into the concept of hell and eternal damnation without their understanding that there is no Scriptural proof of these beliefs. There is biblical proof due to mistranslations. Bible translations of Scripture are not adequate. When you wish to study the Scriptures, you must become a good student and not just accept what the translations tell you. You cannot trust them without verification.

 

According to religionists, those not called at this time will go to hell. However, the book of Revelation speaks about two resurrections, one when Messiah returns, and another at the end of the thousand years. (Revelation 20:4-5) What an odd perspective! It seems strange that one would die and go to heaven or hell and then be resurrected. You would already have your reward. What good would a resurrection be to you at that time? 

 

Another Scripture religionists rely upon to support the false belief in hell and eternal torture is the King James Version (KJV) of Mark 3:29: “But he that shall blaspheme the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.” Let’s turn again to the Rotherham Emphasized Bible for a more accurate translation of the Greek behind this verse:  “But whosoever shall revile against the Holy Spirit, hath no forgiveness unto times age-abiding, but is guilty of an age-abiding sin.”  The term age-abiding is significantly different than eternal. Age-abiding (Strong’s number 166) has a beginning and an end. The word eternal is considered to be permanent, or never ending.

 

This same translation error exists in the Hebrew as well. The Hebrew word, OLAM, (Strong’s 5769) is translated with over 20 different English words. These include, for ever, perpetual, eternal or never. This translation gives the reader a belief that these concepts that are being discussed are permanent and unchangeable. However, this is not what the Hebrew is saying.

 

Let us look at the translation of OLAM in the KJV of Exodus 2:6: “Then his [a servant] master shall bring him to the door, or unto the doorpost; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul, and he shall serve him for ever.”  The English words, for ever,  are translated from the Hebrew word, OLAM. In this case, OLAM is only for the rest of the lifetime of that servant. That servant will not live forever, nor will their servitude last forever. Rotherham translates the Hebrew with age-abiding. There is a beginning and there is a definite end.

 

For another example, let’s look at Exodus 40:15 which is taken from the KJV: “And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.”  Here OLAM  is translated as everlasting. The Rotherham Emphasized Bible uses age-abiding, and not everlasting. The Aaronic priesthood ceased after the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD. It returns in the millennium, but again ceases after that age. This priesthood will not exist in the new heavens and earth!

 

The word, OLAM, occurs 448 times in the KJV. It is translated with over 20 different English words. None of these words involve age or age-abiding. The Rotherham Bible correctly translates this word as age-abiding. Even the Greek Septuagint uses the Greek words, AION (Strong’s 165) or AIONIOS (Strong’s 166) to translate OLAM. These two Greek words, while translated incorrectly as eternal in the KJV, actually referred to a definite period of time that does have an ending. These three words do not indicate a permanent condition. The Greeks had it right.

 

Another major error found in the KJV is the translation of the Creator’s name. His name is not LORD, but YAHWEH. Consider this translation of Deuteronomy 5:11 found in the KJV:   “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” The New Jerusalem Bible, as well as the Rotherham Emphasized Bible, translates the Hebrew tetragrammaton correctly as Yahweh. Why is this so important? The word, vain, used in this verse is Strong’s 7723 which means worthless or false. This KJV  translation is false and disobeys the commandment of Yahweh.

 

Consider what Yahweh tells the prophet in Isaiah 42:8:  “I am Yahweh [not LORD]: that is my name.(emphasis mine).  The Creator is very definite about his name. Now consider that the YAHWEH of the Old Testament is actually Messiah. The apostle Paul reveals this to us in 1 Corinthians 10:4:  “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that Spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Messiah.”

 

Deuteronomy 5:11 also makes reference to God. If you change LORD to YAHWEH, then you are you equating Yahweh with God. Is Yahweh God? The Hebrew word (Strong’s 430) from which the English word, God is translated does not mean God. The correct translation is Elohim, which is a collective noun meaning mighty ones. This is an example of another lie found in a Bible translation.

 

Who is God? I am going to refer you to the Bullinger’s Companion Bible, Isaiah 65:11. Look at Bullinger’s note for this verse. Both Bullinger and the Septuagint both recognize that the word God is a reference to a demon or devil. This is the translation of Isaiah 65:11 from the Greek Septuagint:  “But ye are they that left me, and forgot my holy Mountain, and prepare a table for the devil.”  The name of God, in fact, refers to Satan. By saying, YAHWEH thy God, you are falsely proclaiming Yahweh as a devil. To say this once is enough! But the KJV repeats this over and over. Is this the way we should show our respect for Yahweh?

 

Why is a name so important? Let’s consider what we are told in Acts 4:12: “Neither is their salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”  The apostle Paul revealed to us that Messiah is the Yahweh of the Old Testament.  John the Baptist proclaimed this as well. (John 1:29)  The prophet Joel tells us this in Joel 2:32:  “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of Yahweh[not LORD] shall be delivered.”  When you cry for help and that cry depends on knowing the right name, then the name you use is extremely important. Do not be misled by a Bible translation. Your spiritual future depends on knowing the correct name for Messiah.

 

The religionists use a lot of ink to teach a false narrative. But there is a Scriptural truth you very rarely hear about which is found in Deuteronomy 29:20: “Yahweh will not spare him, but the anger of Yahweh and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and Yahweh shall blot out his name from under heaven.”,

 

If a human being dies in sin, their name is blotted out. Who died in sin? We are told this in 1 John 1:7:  “His Son cleanseth from all sin.”  Messiah took all the sin of mankind upon himself. He is the only human being to die in sin, and therefore have his name blotted out. But religionists do not teach you this. How else would you explain this curious reference to Messiah’s name in Hebrews 1:4:  “Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance, obtained a more excellent name than they.” (emphasis mine)

 

Messiah changed names! He inherited a new name because he died in all the sins of mankind. Messiah was born under the law, so he therefore had to die under the law. (Galatians 4:4)  He therefore had to have his name blotted out to be obedient to the command given in Deuteronomy 29:20. He received the name, Yahshua at birth. That is the name that was blotted out. That name had been defiled with all the sin of mankind. It was not Messiah’s sin as he was without sin. As part of his acceptance by the Father, his defiled name was erased from the book of life and a new name assigned. What is this new name?

 

A clue is found in Revelation 14:1:  “And I saw, and lo! the Lamb standing upon the Mount Zion, and with him a one hundred forty four thousand, having his name and his Father’s name written upon their foreheads.” (Rotherham’s Emphasized Bible).   I did not quote the KJV translation, because it was not rendered correctly according to the Greek. The name on their foreheads was not the birth name of Messiah. It is the inherited name, which is a combination of the Father’s name and the Son’s name. That name is YahwehShua! (For Yahweh’s self-revelation refer to:  Isaiah 43:3, 11; 45:15, 21; 46:26; 60:16)  Yes, the Father’s name is Yahweh and the Son fulfilled his role as our savior.

 

Why is this relevant? You must know the correct name for Messiah, which he received after his resurrection. That is the name you must use for baptism. You cannot use his birth name, Yahshua,  or any other name such as Jesus, Yeshua or Yahushua. Any name other then YahwehShua is not acceptable to the Father.

 

Peter reveals the significance of baptism in Acts 2:38:  “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of YahwehShua Messiah for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”  The KJV says Jesus, but the better translation of that Greek word is Yahshua. However, neither is correct. We know from Deuteronomy 29:20 that the birth name of Messiah was blotted out. That there is a new name is confirmed in Hebrews 1:4. The gift that Peter mentioned is the Father’s Spirit and the earnest or down payment of the Son’s Spirit.  Why is this gift so important? The apostle Paul provides this answer in Romans 8:9-11:    

“But ye not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of Elohim dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Messiah, he is none of his.  And if Messiah be in you, the body is dead, because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.   But if the Spirit of him that raised up YahwehShua from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Messiah from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

 

It should be our desire to be counted as one of his. The apostle Paul tells us this in 1 Corinthians 15:23:  “But every man in his own order: Messiah is the firstfruits; afterward they that are Messiah’s at his coming.”  This gift allows us to be among those who will be coming with Messiah when he returns.

 

What religionists cannot or won’t tell you is that there are two Spirits involved in a successful baptism. First, there is the Father’s Spirit which is freely given. His Spirit provides the earnest or down payment of his Son’s Spirit. The Son’s Spirit matures throughout the process of overcoming. If that Spirit is appropriately mature at death, you will be in the better resurrection. (Hebrews 11:35)

 

The type of baptism that the world is familiar with is in the birth name of the Son. The name, YahwehShua, reflects the presence of two Spirits at the time of your baptism. Both are necessary, but it is the Son’s Spirit that will result in your resurrection when Messiah returns. Your immersion must be witnessed and then the critical part, the laying on of hands by an elder or overseer in YahwehShua is when you receive both Spirits. Simon Magus witnessed this important part of baptism. (Acts 8:17-18) His baptism was incomplete and therefore not accepted by the Father. We must have a complete baptism to be resurrected when Messiah returns.

 

There are two resurrections. Those who are being called in this age must strive for the first or better resurrection. This resurrection is for the firstfruits or saints. The rest of mankind will have their opportunity to be resurrected after the 1,000 years. (Revelation 20:5) You must know the correct name for baptism in order to be considered for the better resurrection. (Hebrews 11:35)

 

Now, do you understand the importance of the name? The inherited name of Messiah gives you an acceptable baptism which is the key to better resurrection.  Without the proper name, you and the rest of mankind must wait until the second resurrection. The firstfruits who are in the first resurrection will not have to face the second death. The rest of mankind must face a possible second death, the lake of fire.

 

The important truth is that all who die do not go to heaven or hell. All the dead are asleep and know nothing. (Ecclesiastes 9:5) All the dead await a resurrection. No hell, no heaven, just nothingness. The eventual destination for all is the new heavens and earth. This entry into the Spiritual kingdom will occur after the Last Great Day or eighth age. (Revelation 21:1; Isaiah 65:17) Not one human being is lost. (1 Corinthians 15:54) Yahweh is victorious!

 

The firstfruits have been chosen from the foundation of the world. (Ephesians 1:4) There will only be 144,000 resurrected when Messiah returns. (Revelation 7 and 14)  Many are called; few are chosen. (Matthew 22:14)

The firstfruits have been called by the Father (John 6:44) and chosen by the Son. (John 15:16). The firstfruits are called to be priests of Yahweh. (1 Peter 2:5) YahwehShua is our high priest. The firstfruits are called to be judges in the eighth age or Last Great Day. (1 Corinthians 6:2-3)

 

If you are reading this article, there is a chance you are being called. Is this your destiny? Contact us to learn more about being a firstfruit. The first step is baptism in the name of YahwehShua.

 

Without this baptism, you will have no connection to Yahweh in this age. According to the apostle Paul in Romans 8:7, our carnal mind is at enmity to Yahweh. Paul explains this further in Romans 3:9-18. Please review these Scriptures. Without the Spirit of the Messiah being formed within you (Galatians 4:19), there is no other way for you to develop that missing connection. Messiah YahwehShua is the only way! (John 14:6)