Monday, March 21, 2005

Jesus, the King and Sacrifice...or the bull of the lord

Sacrifice... that is what Easter or as I would rather call resurrection Day is about.
I have always heard of how Jesus was the Lamb of God... even the teaching of the "scapegoat"...either being a reference to Jesus or Azuzal being the devil...cast out to the desert with laying of hands tranfering the sins of the people onto the Scapegoat.
But, I have never heard anyone explain why the sacrifice of the bull or ox was so important...if you read it is refered in the sacrificial system as the big sacrifice...a sign of prosperity and wealth...
But, I began thinking and searching around and found one link that refered to this sacrifice. It brought out something that caught my eye... God being like and Ox as God's Word uses an ox to represent strong, patient, enduring and uncomplaining service. An ox was known for strength... often able to go on in it's work for hours of intense hard labor...and if not watched could literally work itself to death. Jesus was like the Ox...He went on to do His Father's work... until death.
We are to trust the finished work of Jesus on the cross...we can't add to it or make it any more perfect than it is and was...
In this sense Jesus was the Bull of the Lord...the great sacrifice...the highest of all sacrifices. Have a blessed Resurrection Day.

1 comment:

robert said...

On the cross Jesus Yahshuah is quoting Psalm 22 which has this line:
Many bulls have encompassed me; strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. (Ps.22:12)

Bashan was in Samaria where the Bull cult reemerged in the days of Jeroboam.

Bull worship was ubiquitous and comes from the Queen of Heaven cult, the oldest cult on the earth. The English poet, Robert Graves, devoted his life to the study of the Queen of Heaven, or The White Goddess (identified with the moon). He says Yahshuah’s entire life was a battle against the White Goddess. Moses fought the bull cult at Sinai. The prophets continually railed against the people for worshipping The Queen of Heaven. Even the male religions were manifestations of the queen for she could appear as a male. Male. Krishna is a male form of the goddess Durga, just as Dionysius, the God of wine, is a manifestation of Adrianne. Mithra is the male form of Cybele and tracing his roots back to Babylon (Ishtar) and Persia (Anahita) and India (Durga) will reveal Mithra to be the Mother Goddess.

Yahshuah fought the bull cult in the temple, for Yah was being worshipped as a bull, and all the sacrifices were bull-centered. Yahshuah also fought the bull cult among the Romans –Mithraism. Mithraism was the most popular religion among the Roman soldiers, but did not reach the Roman populace until about 100 years after Yahshuah. You can see how the Roman soldiers mingled their misconceptions of Christianity with Mithraism. Mithra was a sun god whose birthday was Dec.25th. Originally Mithra was born from a rock with a knife in his hand and fought the sun and then the Primeval Bull. Plants and animals sprang from the blood of the bull. Mithra was the patron of soldiers and no women were allowed to join. By the Time the Roman soldiers popularized it in Rome, in the second and third centuries, they said Mithra was born of a virgin (called “the mother of God”), had 12 followers, was crucified and resurrected, and watches over his followers from heaven where he is a member of a Trinity. Sunday is his sacred day.

The Mithraites baptized initiates with the blood of a bull. They stood beneath a grate and the warm blood of the bull poured down upon them into their eyes and mouths, and they were thus “reborn”. Unlike the Mother goddess rites which were orgiastic, the Mithraites encouraged celibacy and asceticism. Mithra however was only a manifestation of the moon goddess Cybele. In the Cybele moon cult, the male priests practiced self-castration and dressed in black. Temple prostitution with these eunuchs and necrophilia were the marks of her religion.

The Resurrected God

In the goddess cults they all had a dying male god, Attis, Adonis, Tammuz, Baal and Osiris who died and then resurrected, but that in no way means that the Gospel was based on any of them. They were agriculture fertility cults seasonally based on the death of crops in the Fall and resurrection in the Spring. Since Azazel (Satan) is as old as the world, he had plenty of time to create religions that he suspected may tie into heavenly themes, in an attempt to preempt and discredit the coming Messiah. After all it was Azazel who fathered ritual sacrifices, as Yahshuah said Yah never had anything to do with it.
Jer. 7:22-23 For in the day that I brought your ancestors out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak to them or command them concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices.
The Queen of Heaven

"Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger." Jeremiah 7:17–18

At the goddess rituals they drank pig's blood and human blood. Orgies, child sacrifice and ritual cannibalism were the hall marks of the moon cults. The White Goddess is also known as “the Black Virgin” (not because she is of African descent but because she rules over the kingdom of darkness). She has the all-seeing eye (the 3rd eye) and carries a green cross. Her plant is the Qaneh (marijuna-hashish). Her gem is the topaz- diamond. She wears a crescent moon in her hair. Her symbols are lions, oak trees, ravens, screech owls, elephants, monkeys, horses, donkeys, mules, roosters, goats, mice, rats, wolves, (most of them are in the Chinese Zodiac). Her main symbols are The Golden Eagle, the ant, The white sow, the white leopard, the bear and the white bull.

The Pomegranate was her fruit. She is often pictured as a palm tree with snakes entwining it. Solomon who sacrificed hundreds of virgins, decorated his temple with 400 pomegranates. She was known as "the Queen of Heaven". Her names were Astarte, Gaea, Proserpine, Anat, Ashera, and “the Lady of the Sea”. In Greece she was Athena, or Demeter/Persephone, in Rome Juno. In Egypt she was called Isis. In Babylon her name was Ishtar. In China Kuan Yin. She was the goddess of war and prosperity. In India she is called Durga, or Kali (the Spider Woman). In Japan she goes by Amatserasu, or Tara.

Mithraism and Christianity were the two main rival religions of the early Roman Empire. However, all non-Christian religions were brutally destroyed under the Roman Emperor Theodosius I in the 4th Century, but you can see traces of it still lives on in false Christianity: for example belief in an immortal soul, salvation by blood, Trinity, God’s mother, a virgin, and December 25th. The strong bulls still surround the Messiah (end of Editor’s note)
Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war. Psa 68:30

For Yah hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
And the wild-oxen shall fall down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be drunken with blood.” (Is.34:6-7)
Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation. (Jer 50:27)

One reason I am a red letters only Christian (meaning I build my doctrine only on what is taught in the red letters (words of Jesus) is because the other ancient writings that have become attached to the Gospels almost all teach that God was an angry wrathful God who needed to be placated by human sacrifice and teach that Jesus was the Goat of the Atonement, or the Passover lamb. The writer of Hebrews even makes Yahshuah a bull.

For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.. (Heb 13:11-14)

The only sacrificial animal burned outside the camp was the bullock (See Leviticus 4:11 and Exodus 29:13) How can Yahshuah be a bullock when Yah said:

I delight not in the blood of bullocks (Is.1:11)