A VERY INTERESTING PROPHECY
COULD THIS BE ABOUT SAUL/PAUL OF TARSUS?
I came across this most interesting prophecy in Zechariah chapter eleven tonight. As I was reading it, my heart was pounding and I had goosebumps. I see PAUL of TARSUS all over this following prophecy and will show you how and where. The funny thing was, as soon as I had finished reading it, and received the revelation from Yahveh about its meaning, "a pastor" from the Church of Christ, wrote me a slightly nasty email, telling me to "stop thinking and dreaming." I found the timing to be very odd, considering the magnitude of this prophecy! Hallelu'Yah!
I know I'm on the right track when as soon as my Heavenly Father shows me an amazing truth, along comes the devil to try stealing that truth away from me, by accusing me of "thinking and dreaming." (Smiling now from ear to ear). So I have to add, that I said a little prayer for that well meaning pastor, that Yah will open his eyes to see and his ears to hear HIS WORDS, so he can preach THE Gospel of Yahveh, not the gospel of Paul the hireling. Amein.
PS- I'm never short of amazed how these "pastors" try to shame people into "not thinking." I don't know about you, but my Father gave me a brain and I'm pretty convinced it was so I could USE it. Even if I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box, He gives me what I need in the way of understanding and wisdom. Boy, am I glad of that!
The bible version I'm using for this is:
Sacred Scriptures Family of Yah Edition
(UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED)
You can obtain a copy of this version online or just read it online,
but I suggest comparing this version to your usual version.
Zechariah Chapter Eleven
1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
2 Wail, O fir-tree, for the cedar is fallen, because the goodly ones are destroyed: wail, O ye oaks of Bashan, for the strong forest is come down.
3 A voice of the wailing of the shepherds! for their glory is destroyed: a voice of the roaring of young lions! for the pride of the Jordan is laid waste.
4 Thus said Yahweh my Elohim: Feed the flock of slaughter;
5 whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty; and they that sell them say, Blessed be Yahweh, for I am rich; and their own shepherds pity them not.
6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith Yahweh; but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbor's hand, and into the hand of his king; and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.
First of all, who is the flock of slaughter, but Israel, who was scattered throughout every nation by the "hireling," who Yahshua said would do just that?
Matthew 26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. (KJV)
Yahshua was referring to the cruel rulers over the people of Israel, who kept them in bondage all the day long, to their evil authority- the Pharisees who He said "sit in Moses' seat" and are actually the sons of the devil. PAUL WAS A PHARISEE AND THE SON OF A PHARISEE. Yahshua was also referring to the prophecy of Himself, and how once the evil rulers smote Him, the sheep would be scattered abroad.
Yahshua prophesied of the coming "hireling" who would scatter Israel:
John 10:12-13 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. :13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. (KJV)
Paul fulfilled this prophesy:
Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. (KJV)
Acts 8:4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
James gives more information about who exactly these were, who were scattered abroud.
James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. (KJV)
Yahshua knew what was to come for Israel and also knew by whose HAND it would happen. Incidentally, Paul was a ROMAN MAN. He was hired by Rome to spy on the true believers and to infiltrate the flock from the inside, so as to completely pollute the true gospel.
Zechariah 1:19 And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. (KJV)
The horns refer to Roman powers, which Yahweh used, to scattered the house of Israel throughout the nations. Please Read the Habakkuk Prophecy about how Yahweh Himself raised up the Chaldeans (Babylonians) to punish Israel.
Zechariah 7:14 But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land desolate. (KJV)
The Shepherd was crucified by the will of the Pharisees (sons of Satan), who gave Him up to the Roman authorities to carry out the act. In 70 AD, the Roman Army, under the rule of Titus, dessimated the City of Jerusalem, destroying the temple and the people of the land. Why such rage against Jerusalem? There can only be one reason: Because the Romans hated the Israelites and everything having to do with Israel's God. Not only that, but they wanted to BE the only authority over all nations.
7 So I fed the flock of slaughter, verily the poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.
The flock of slaughter are those who believed in Yahshua- His sheep, who He said he has sent forth as sheep to the slaughter, to proclaim His True Testimony among all people. When they were scattered by PAUL, they went into all nations, as James said, proclaiming the word of Yahveh, as revealed in Yahshua, His Son and our Redeemer.
The two staves are beauty: His covenant with the House of Israel, and bands: the unity of Judah and Israel. He fed the flock with the truth that by and through His Word, the flock will be cleansed and by His blood, the sheep would be redeemed from their sins. The unity would be between the sheep and their Father, through Yahshua, and no longer would the House of Israel stay united together as before. Instead, the house was severed.
8 And I cut off the three shepherds in one month; for my soul was weary of them, and their soul also loathed me.
The three shepherds may be the heads of the Pharisees, Sadducees and Scribes. I don't know for sure so won't say anymore until I am sure.
9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that which dieth, let it die; and that which is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let them that are left eat every one the flesh of another.
Yahshua washed His hands of the evil ones who mocked Him, beat Him and crucified Him.
10 And I took my staff Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.
The covenant which had been made with His people was broken because of their disbelief in Him as their Messiah and King, and you may notice, this covenant includes ALL the people(s). By the teachings of Yahshua- the Words His Father gave Him to speak to all mankind, He has extending the invitation to ALL to be redeemed by His sacrifice. But here we see the covenant is broken. Why is it broken? It's broken because a covenant is a two-way street and those who don't believe in Him, cannot partake of His "Beauty."
As well, the covenant was to "put His LAW on our hearts." Just because it is no longer on tables of stone, does not make the covenant void. We are still required to do the will of our Heavenly Father, as Yahshua instructed us to. If we say we know Him, but don't keep His commandments, it's because HIS WORD is not IN US. He broke His covenant with those who do not believe.
11 And it was broken in that day; and thus the poor of the flock that gave heed unto me knew that it was the word of Yahweh.
The true believers among the people knew who Yahshua was and that He was the Word of Yahweh- and that the breaking of the covenant was the Word of Yahweh. They understood the truth because they had eyes to see and ears to hear. But the rich who used and abused the flock, had and still have no understanding, because they can't see if they don't believe. He has spoken it; so it is.
12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my hire; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my hire thirty pieces of silver.
This is a prophecy of how Judas would betray Yahshua to the Pharisees for thirty pieces of silver.
13 And Yahweh said unto me, Cast it unto the potter, the goodly price that I was prized at by them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them unto the potter, in the house of Yahweh.
The people certainly did not realize that they were instrumental in fulfilling prophecy, by paying Judas 30 pieces of silver to betray the Word of Yah. As prophesied, Judas was convicted in his heart for what he had done. Listen carefully: the covenant was that the WORD WOULD BE WRITTEN ON THE HEART. That is why Yahshua is speaking as though HE, Himself, took the money and cast it to the Potter's field. This is the word of Yah inside of Judas convicting him. Judas regretted what he had done, threw the money at the priests in the House of Yahweh and then hung himself. The field was called the Potter's field.
That above verse should have been a BIG CLUE that Saul of Tarsus was a "Judas" in light of the following verses:
Acts 9:11-12 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,:12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. (KJV)
WAIT TIL YOU SEE JUST HOW PROFOUND THIS REALLY IS!!
14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
The only way to understand this prophecy is to realize that Judah is one olive tree and the other olive tree is Israel- the two witnesses. Because of the crucifixion of Yahshua, and utter rejection of Him by "all the people(s)," the brotherhood between the two tribes was broken. When a brotherhood is broken, what happens? Wars. Now guess what? Benjamin is one of the tribes which was joined with Judah. Saul/Paul of Tarsus was a Benjamite. He was ALSO a Roman man, which tells me that Judah was on the Roman side; or atleast, Benjamin was. I don't want to get into that here, in depth, but I thought I'd point that out.
15 And Yahweh said unto me, Take unto thee yet again the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
The word "instruments" relates to the "beauty/bands" of the Good Shepherd: His covenant with those who love Him and believe in Him, and the unity with our Father, which we have through Him, as well as with the rest of our sisters and brothers IN HIM ALONE. The instruments of a foolsih shepherd then, would be instruments of oppression and faslehoods that cause divisions and strife: wars. The instruments of the foolish shepherd then, bring pain and destruction. YAHSHUA ALONE IS THE GOOD SHEPHERD.
16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who will not visit those that are cut off, neither will seek those that are scattered, nor heal that which is broken, nor feed that which is sound; but he will eat the flesh of the fat sheep, and will tear their hoofs in pieces.
Now this is a very ominous picture of the Christian church indeed. The Good Shepherd warned that the hireling WOULD come! He said He had come in His Father's Name and they received Him NOT, but if another should come in his OWN name, him they WOULD receive. Those who rejected the TRUE and GOOD Shepherd, received the hireling, Saul/Paul of Tarsus, who came in his OWN name!
The prophecy states the folowing about the "bad shepherd:"
Beneath each heading, I will make comments and post scriptures that all point to PAUL, the HIRELING OF ROME and the HORRIBLE RELIGIOUS MONSTER called Christianity that HE BUILT on LIES and iniquity, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
1. He won't visit those that are cut off
When Paul of Tarsus was threatened with death at the hand of the "unbeliving Jews," here is what he did:
Acts 23:27 This man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them: then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman. (KJV)
Paul used his famous, "I'm a ROMAN MAN," speech to weasel out of the hands of the Jews. He was taken into ROMAN PROTECTIVE CUSTODY. What happened to his flock? They were persecuted and cut off and Paul was living high on the hog SAFE! What a guy.
As if that wasn't bad enough, PAUL insisted on a trial- on meeting the JEWS head on. He had his reasons: to make the Jews look like the horrible monsters, in the eyes of the Romans, and to make the Romans look like the horrible monsters in the eyes of the Jews. Why? Because YAHSHUA said that the bond of brotherhood between Judah and Israel would be broken! Paul the snake was just the guy to do it, with his forked tongue and religious genius. LOOK:
Acts 28:17 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans. (KJV)
Poor Paul. NOT! He was treated like a king by the Romans!
2. He won't seek the scattered flock
The thirteen epistles which are included in the New Testament are letters to the PAULINE ASSEMBLIES, not letter to the "scattered flock!" That should say it all. In fact, it was James who addressed the scattered flock. It was Paul who continually bashed the house of Israel with his vain statements against them.
3. He wil not heal that which is broken
Paul found there was fornication happening in the assembly at Corinth. Rather than "heal that which was broken," here is what he prescribed:
I Corinthians 5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. (KJV)
4. He will not feed that which is sound
Yahshua IS the BREAD OF LIFE: That Living manna that the Father sent from Heaven to FEED THE WORD OF LIFE to the sheep. What did Paul feed the people? LIES. And he did so which such cunning craftiness as to deceive even some of Yahshua's disciples away from following the truth! Read my study on Paul for tons of examples of how he twists, contorts, misquotes and takes the Words of Yahshua and of the prophets right out of context to suit his vain imagination. For now, a few examples:
Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. (KJV)
Philippians 1:18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. (KJV)
5. He will eat the fat sheep
I Corinthians 16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. (KJV)
What better way to eat the fat sheep than to institute his own little tithing law, which the whole harlot church is still doing to this day, in the footsteps of their real father, PAUL? Too vague? Please read this article: The Kingdom of Heaven is Not for Sale.
6. He will tear their hoofs to pieces
How does the rotten shepherd tear their hoofs to pieces? Well, let these next verses sepeak for themselves:
Proverbs 26:6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage. (KJV)
John 13:14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. (KJV)
The rotten shepherd doesn't wash the feet of anyone! The feet of the righteous walk by the LAMP of Yahweh's Word! How can anyone even know how to walk in uprightness when all they believe is dog vomit? Paul taught so many lies and perverted doctrines that the entire church is poisoned by the "leaven of the Pharisees," and their feet are filthy. Only the GOOD SHEPHERD can wash our feet and KEEP us from the evil one.
NOW THIS LAST VERSE BLEW MY MIND!
17 Woe to the worthless shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
The Father called this man, "THE WORTHLESS SHEPHERD." He called him, "the worthless shepherd that LEAVES THE FLOCK. That IS PAUL. There is no doubt whatsoever, in my mind that "shouldn't THINK," that this is Paul of Tarsus, given everything revealed so far in this amazing prophecy.
BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO THIS ONE LITTLE VERSE!
Yahveh pronounced a CURSE upon the worthless shepherd, that his ARM should be wounded by the sword so it would be dried up: crippled/useless AND that his right eye would be utterly darkened, or BLINDED.
LOOK at these verses!
Gal. 4:15 For I am testifying to you, that, if possible, gouging out your eyes, you would give them to me. (KJV)
Why on earth would Paul be wishing his Galatian pals could gourge out their own eyes and give them to himself, if his own eyes WORKED properly? And what kind of sleazy pastor would want them to in the first place? After all the GOOD SHEPHERD LAID DOWN HIS LIFE for the sheep. Tsk Tsk PAUL THE APOSTATE.
Galatians 6:11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. (KJV)
Maybe Paul should have had his publicist LUKE write the letter for him, since he had to write it in BIG letters so he could see how nice his lies were looking? Why was it such a big deal that he wrote the letters with HIS OWN HAND? Was there something wrong with his hand; or rather, his arm?
Acts 9:9-12 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink. :10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. :11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, :12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. (KJV)
Surely it SUCKETH to be blinded by the REAL LIGHT! Paul, regardless how much he has twisted this conversion story around, was BLIND! Was he completely healed? Not by the looks of things. Apparently, he still had problems with his eye-sight, even after Ananias apparently healed him. There is NO doubt anymore, whatsoeve, in my heart or mind, that PAUL WAS ANTICHRIST- the FALSE SHEPHERD who Yahweh warned of through Habakkuk, Job, Zachariah and through Yahshua.
How's that for "the blind leading the blind?"
Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. (KJV)
But there's more!
Here, Paul seems to be on defence against his "critics," but his defensive stance is very telling.
II Corinthians 10:9-10 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters. :10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
What was wrong with Paul's "bodily presence?" Why did he appear weak, or infirm? Could it be because he was? Could it be that he was somehow cripped: namely in his arm?
Paul's Thorn in the Flesh
Paul tells his readership that the reason why he has been given a "wicked spirit" to buffet him, is because he is TOO GREAT because of the GREATNESS of the revelations given him by "God." Is this true? I don't want to get into this here, but I will say, NO, it isn't true! All the instances in the law and the prophets where Yahveh sends a wicked spirit upon a man, have to do with the man's DISOBEDIENCE and ARROGANCE. Prime example, KING SAUL, Paul's "namesake." Please read that study on King Saul/Paul Parallels and you'll see what I mean.
Paul gives us a few more clues pointing to the fact that he IS weak physically, therefore possibly crippled in some way.
Galatians 6:17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
We know that Paul attributes these "marks in his body" to the following:
II Corinthians 11:23-30 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. :24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. :25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; :26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; :27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. :28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. :29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? :30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
What Paul is doing, is comparing his own, terrible plight, to that of the TRUE Apostles, so as to make himself seem more "seasoned" and wonderful than them, since this letter is clearly a refutation of allegations against him, by the Corinthians. Please read the entire chapter for context.
It appears abundantly clear to me, that through Zachariah 11:17, indeed Yahweh pronouced WOE to the useless shepherd.
If this thorn in the flesh, were a "spiritual problem," like some commentators and defenders of Paul like to state as FACT, then Paul would not have said it was a thorn IN HIS FLESH. He would have said it was a thorn in his mind. No doubt, he had one of those too, but let's stick to the facts.
Whatever the case may be: whether Paul was actually crippled in his arm or not, he did hate his flesh quite obviously- to the point of the ridiculous at times. What would make a man despise his flesh so much, besides Paul's excuse, that the "Spirit was warring with his members?" Could he have meant to say, "that wicked spirit sent to me by GOD because I'm an arrogant liar, won't heal me?"
I suppose only Yah knows. I see Paul as the fulfilment of more and more old testament prophecies the longer I study him. As time goes by, I'm sure that Yahweh will show me whether Paul was crippled in his arm or not. Looking at this "spiritually," for a right eye to be blinded is like only being able to see from one eye instead of two. That would make for a crooked walk, I would think. For the arm to be "clean dried up" would be like having ones power or authority completely stripped away.
For now, I think this is enough.