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Pastors Jim and Marie Watt

Two Are Better Than One

(From: “Warfare by Honor” - Qaumaniq and Suuqiina)


Earlier this year, Suuqiina and I came upon a document, of which most Jews know about, but the average Christian is ignorant. It is called Constantine's Christian Creedand was adopted at the Council of Nicea around 325AD by our early church fathers. In light of the promise that Yahweh made to Abraham, the document sent shudders up our spine. It reads:

I renounce all customs, rites, legalisms, unleavened breads ,

and sacrifices of lambs of the Hebrews, and all other feasts of the Hebrews,

sacrifices, prayers, aspirations, purifications, sanctifications, and propitiations,

and fasts, and new moons, and Sabbaths, and superstitions, and hymns and chants,

and observances and synagogues and the food and the drink of Hebrews;

I renounce absolutely everything Jewish,

every law, rite and custom and if afterward I shall wish to deny and return

to Jewish superstition, or shall be found eating with Jews, or feasting with them,

or secretly conversing and condemning the Christian religion

instead of openly confuting them and condemning their vain faith,

then let the trembling of Cain, and the leprosy of Gehazi cleave to me,

as well as the legal punishments to which I acknowledge myself liable.

And may I be an anathema in the world to come,

and may my soul be set down with Satan and the devils.

I accept all customs, rites, legalisms, and feasts of the Romans,

sacrifices, prayers, purifications with water,

sanctifications by the Pontificus Maximus,

propitiations, and feasts, and the new Sabbath

Sol dei” (Sunday - Day of the Sun),

and new chants and observances,

and all the food and drinks of the Romans.

I accept everything Roman, every new law, rite,

and custom of Rome, and the new Roman Religion.”

I don't know about you, but I never signed up for a new Roman Religion! I never signed up for one, but I have been affected by it, and by this document that these forefathers in the Christian church initiated, endorsed, and enforced many years ago.

Please consider the facts and implications of this creed. Three hundred eighteen Bishops of the church met and overthrew our Hebrew history and pulled themselves out of the root of the tree in which the “gathered out ones” were grafted. (See Romans 11) A new plant was planted call the New Roman Religion, and a far-reaching system of religion and worship was established that spread throughout the whole world. This new “man inspired” plant has affected every generation since 325AD. The early “gathered out ones” had kept Yahweh's Sabbaths and His Feasts(They are called the Feasts of the Lord, not the Feast of the Jews). They had demonstrated the “One New Man” of Ephesians 2, until this Council.

Ask yourself this question, “Was this document inspired by the Holy Spirit?”

In light of these Scriptures, from Our Hands Are Stained With Blood, a book by Michael Brown, how could it have been? (Emphasis added)

Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites

is that they may be saved. (Romans 10:1)

Which Israelitesdid Paul Mean? The Natural children!

Again I ask: Did Israel not understand? ... concerning Israel He says,

'All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people.' (Romans 10:19-21)

Which Israel did Paul mean? The natural children.

I ask then: Did God reject His people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself,

a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.

God did not reject His people, whom He foreknew ...” (Romans 11:1-2)

Which Israelites did Paul mean? The natural children.

... Don't you know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah -

how he appealed to God for Israel?” (Romans 11:2)

Which Israel did Paul mean? The natural children.

What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain,

but the elect did. The others were hardened. (Romans 11:7)

Which Israeldid Paul mean? The natural children.

Again I ask: 'Did they (Israel) stumble so as to fall beyond recovery?

Not at all! (Let the church repeat these words out loud:

Israel did not stumble beyond recovery.)

Rather, because of their transgression,

salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious.” (Romans 11:11)

Which Israel is Paul talking about? The natural children.

Paul is talking to the Gentiles here about Israel.

He is not not telling them that they are Israel.

I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers,

so that you may not be conceited:

Israelhas experienced a hardening in part

until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. (Romans 11:25)

Which Israelis Paul talking about? The natural children.

And so all Israel will be saved ... (Romans 11:26-27)

Which Israeldid Paul mean? The natural children.”

Because Israel was hardened in part, we as gentiles, are able to be grafted into the olive tree, of which the Book of Romans speaks. Yes, Israel fell away, but the Scriptures say, “He will take away their sins.” They will receive the same mercy that we have received.

We are warned in Romans 11:17-18 to not fall into pride and arrogance concerning His people, the Jews, and concerning the fact that we are now in the tree.

If some of the (natural Israelite) branches have been broken off,

and you (Gentiles), though a wild olive shoot,

have been grafted in among the others (the Israelites who believed)

and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, (Israel),

do not boast over those branches.

If you do, consider this:

you do not support the root, but the root supports you.” (Romans 11:17-18).

Paul was speaking prophetically to the church in Rome, that would later (325AD) lead the way in drafting a document that would renounce the root and pull themselves out from the planting of the Lord. Their actions spoke for them, “I know what you said, Yahweh, but we are going to do it our way.”

Was Constantine's Christian Creed inspired by the Holy Spirit? Line it up with Scripture. I think not!

Romans 11 makes it perfectly clear that Gentile believers in Yeshua have been grafted into Israel's tree, and we are nourished by the ancient Jewish root. We were admonished not to boast over the fallen Israelite branches. Instead, we have treated the Jews harshly. Many times the church has been the source of their abuse and torture. Many people who did not participate in their persecution, turned their heads, refusing to associate with the Jews or identify with their suffering.

Don Finto tells a story about a trip in which he and a group of believers experienced a stark reminder of the crimes committed against the Jews, all in the name of Christianity.

Recently, while in Spain with a friendship group of Jews and Gentiles,

I visited historical sites of anti-Jewish legislation and persecution in former years.

In Granada, we stood in the Ambassador Room of Alhambra Palace,

where Ferdinand and Isabella had signed the 1492 decree to evict Jews

and confiscate their property.

Here we were revisiting events,

confessing sins and asking for forgiveness on behalf of ancestors long dead,

whose decisions continues to affect us to this day.

These were very emotional gatherings,

but nothing had prepared us for what we would see when, in Toledo,

we rounded the corner of an ancient street and came upon Suan Juan de los Reyes.

Hanging from the walls of this old monastery,

were the chains with which Jewish people had been tortured and killed five centuries earlier -

stark reminders of a dark past.

This was not an abandoned building.

Grains of rice were strewn on the cobblestones outside the cathedral,

where a bridal party had been celebrating earlier that day.

Why were the chains still hanging there?

Why had they not been removed?”

Our small band was struck dumb.

Embarrassed, ashamed and stunned, we bowed our heads and backed away.

And yet in the throes of grief and shame,

I remember a kind of numbness in my heart

as if there were no way to emote deeply enough,

to express what ought to be felt at such a time.

Around the corner was a small park.

We shuffled toward the area and huddled together, still speechless in consternation.

Then one of our Jewish mothers sat down on the ground

and began to throw dust on her head, her way of expressing the inexpressible.

I sat beside her, following her lead.

Others, Jew and Gentile, held each other.

After a long season of silence, someone began saying Kaddish -

the Jewish prayer for the dead -

honoring the Jewish men, women, and children who had been tormented

and murdered by past generations of “Christians.”

Don continues, “Back in the first century,

the Jews had graciously received us as equals in the family.

But we had rejected them.

Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles,

had begun to see the danger signs in the last days of his life.

Do not boast over those branches,” he had warned the Romans.

If you do, consider this: You do not support the root,

but the root supports you. Do not be arrogant.” (Romans 11:18-20)

But arrogant we have been!

Paul's admonition has gone unheeded for almost 20 centuries!”

NOTE: This past year in July I was invited to a meeting in Tacoma to hear a lecture by Dr. Suuqiina, Inuit husband from Alaska of Quamaniq. He spoke on the ten Alaska Native-Ways of Honor. It was a very revelatory challenge. Three people invited me to this meeting. I don't attend many meetings anymore, but I felt the Lord directing me to accept this invitation, and I certainly do notregret my obedience. I purchased a copy of “Warfare by Honor” at this meeting. It is a book that is a multi-faceted way of bringing out insights on the importance of Protocol, if we are to have effective “Warfare by Honor”. Many readers feel it is the most important book purchase of that year - or the decade for that matter. I side with them.

May I recommend that if you have a sense or an urging that you should purchase a copy for yourself, don'tneglect this small voice of guidance. It is the leading of the Lord. - Jim Watt

You can obtain “Warfare by Honor” through

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(The mailing 2010-10-06 had an error in the Email address. You will find the correction here in Part B, dated 2010-10-08,)