Come Out Of Man-Made Teachings

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I created a new study called The True Gospel Story Decoded, which shows how Messiah is fulfilling His Father’s seven Holy Feast Days to redeem the set-apart saints. Here’s a link to the PDF of the study.

Messiah proclaimed that even the very elect could be deceived.

For false messiahs and false prophets shall arise, and they shall show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones” Matthew 24:24

Here are Messiah’s sobering words to people who thought that they were His:

Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’   “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:22-23

The enemy has caused Christians to assign the falling away of 2 Thessalonians 2 to the end times, but the apostasy that the Apostle Paul was referring to was fulfilled in the 4th century, and it still affects Christians today.

There is no sugar-coating to this message.  It is a direct message to the end times church, because there’s not much time left, for darkness is on the horizon.

I pray that you will take the message seriously, and pray to the Spirit for discernment, for the end is near, and we all need to make sure that we have nothing to do with the teachings of the Babylonian harlot church of Rome.

For Messiah warned His church in Revelation 18:4: Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

The ‘her’ that Messiah is referring to is the harlot Roman Catholic Church, which was clearly described in Revelation 17.

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

The cardinals and bishops wear scarlet and purple.

The Roman Catholic Church is arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with precious stones, fulfilling Revelation 17:4.

The apostate church is decked with gold, precious stones, and pearls; which we can clearly see in how the Pope and St. Peter’s Basilica are adorned.

The apostate church uses a golden cup in their Eucharist ceremony, that is full of abominations of false god worship.

When the Pope and priests place the round Eucharist wafer (which represents the Babylonian sun god Nimrod) into the monstrance; it is place on a crescent moon (which represents the moon goddess Semiramus). This represents their symbolic sexual union, which creates their ‘christ in the flesh’, the Babylonian Tammuz, who is their reincarnated sun god.

She pretends to be part of the true church, but her practices and symbols show that her worship is based on the Babylonian Mystery Religion; thus the name, Mystery, Babylon the Great.
The Harlot Roman Catholic Church study provides more proof.

You may be thinking that this doesn’t apply to you because you are a Protestant, not a Catholic; but this page will show you that much of what Protestants believe is based on teachings from Rome, not Scripture.

Protestant Churches are the daughters of the harlot, as many of their teachings came from Rome, not Scripture.

Today the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church and Protestant Churches, express their faith in what is called The Nicene Creed, which means that they are following the teaching of Rome, not Scripture.

At the first council at Nicaea in 325 A.D, Roman Emperor Constantine began to create the Roman religion of ‘Christianity’, based on their pagan worship rituals, that ultimately are based on the Babylonian Mystery religion.

Below is a brief explanation of the changes that Emperor Constantine and the Bishops of Rome made, which oppose the Scriptures.

They serve to steal glory and honor away from the Father, and they cause the followers of the Messiah to be out of covenant with Him.

You will see how today’s Christian churches are still following these changes today, and so they are steeped in the Babylonian religion without knowing it.

Let me set the stage first, so that you can understand why Satan caused Emperor Constantine to create a religion that is contrary to the Scriptures.  Then you will see how this all affects Christians even today.

Satan used the pagan Roman Empire to try to wipe out the Early Church, killing 10 million saints; but Messiah’s church grew even faster.

The Roman Empire was declining as a result of civil wars, financial strain, famine and pestilence; so Satan changed his strategy to seek to destroy Messiah’s saints from within.

Satan caused Roman Emperor Constantine to act as a hero, ending the persecutions against the saints; and then had him create the Roman religion of Christianity, based on the Roman’s worship of the pagan gods.

Constantine then forced the saints to either compromise, apostatize, from their Scriptural beliefs; or be killed; and many fell away from the true faith, to be exalted in Rome.

Constantine created the pagan based holiday of Easter, which is based on the fertility goddess, Ishtar. 

This is why fertility symbols such as rabbits and eggs are part of it. The 40 days of lent symbolized the life of Tammuz the Babylonians sun god, who died at age 40.  He was killed by a wild boar, which is why ham is a traditional food on Easter, to remember Tammuz.

I’m sure that your observance of Easter doesn’t include worship any pagan gods; but the Scriptures warn us:

Do not do so to YHUH your Elohim, for every abomination which YHUH hates they have done to their mighty ones” Deuteronomy 12:31

Scripture proclaims that Messiah died on the Feast of Passover, He was in the grave on the Feast of Unleavened Bread (symbolizing His sinlessness), and He rose again on the Feast of First Fruits.  Those Holy Feast Days are what the saints should be observing, not Easter.

Let’s be clear about something. These are not just Jewish feasts. These are the Father’s Holy Feast Days, which Messiah is still in the process of fulfilling, to redeem His set-apart people.  He is not done, as He has not fulfilled the three fall Feast Days yet, which represent His return for His bride.

Constantine created the pagan based holiday of Christmas, which is based on the birth of the pagan Babylonian sun god Tammuz.

Saturnalia is a pagan holiday that was celebrated on 12/25, way before Messiah was born. Constantine integrated Saturnalia into his new holiday called Christmas, to appease the Romans, and to draw all religions under the authority of Rome.

Constantine created the pagan based holiday of Christmas, which is based on the birth of the pagan Babylonian sun god Tammuz.

12/25 is the absolute worst day of the year to select to celebrate Messiah’s birth. Messiah was conceived on Hanukkah (in early December), as He is the light of the world.  Nine months later He was born on the Feast of Tabernacles, as He came to dwell among us.

The fall Feast Days represent Messiah’s return (Feast of Trumpets), His judgment (Feast of Atonement) and His marriage to His bride (Feast of Tabernacles).

I understand that Christians are not worshiping pagan gods on Christmas, but the bigger point that I would make is about what they are not doing.

They are not observing their Father’s seven Holy Feast Days, which Messiah is fulfilling for their redemption. Every follower of Messiah should know and celebrate these Feast Days, for they give the proper context of His return.

Emperor Constantine wrote “… it appeared an unworthy thing that in the celebration of this most holy feast we should follow the practice of the Jews, who have impiously defiled their hands with enormous sin, and are, therefore, deservedly afflicted with blindness of soul. … Let us then have nothing in common with the detestable Jewish crowd; for we have received from our Saviour a different way.” (Eusebius’ Life of Constantine, Book 3 chapter 18)

In other words, he condemned the Holy Feast Days by saying that they were ‘Jewish.’ What he didn’t say is that the Messiah, from the tribe of Judah, is the one who is fulfilling the Feast Days.

Christians do the same thing today, they delegate them as Jewish feasts, and say that they are to be dismissed.  But that stance is contrary to Scripture.

The Apostle Paul told the Corinthians to keep the feast of Unleavened Bread. “Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

Constantine revered Sunday, the ‘Lord’s Day’.

Prior to Constantine’s changes, the first day of the Roman Calendar was Saturday; but he changed it to SUNday as he was a Sun worshiper.

Let me be clear about a misconception.  There was no such thing as Saturday or Sunday during Messiah’s ministry, so Messiah was not crucified on Friday and He did not rise on Sunday; because there was no such thing.

Messiah died on the Holy Feast Day of Passover and He rose on the Feast of First Fruits, as he is the first to rise again.

So the early church did not meet on Sunday, because there was no such thing.  They met on the first day of the Scriptural week, not the Roman calendar week.

The Roman calendar at the time had 8-days per week, and the days were named after the first 8 letters of their alphabet.

It wasn’t until later in the first century, they some Romans started observing a 7-day week, but the first day of that calendar was Saturday, not Sunday.

The point that I’m making is that the enemy has caused Christians to revere Sunday, but there is no Scriptural justification for it being the Lord’s Day.

And there is no Scriptural justification for a Saturday Sabbath either, as there is no way to align the 7th day Sabbath of Scripture with Saturday of the Roman calendar.  And do we really think that Satan would allow that to happen anyway?  Surely not, for he is a great deceiver!

Constantine removed the saints from observing the Sabbath.

The Father instituted the Sabbath observance as an everlasting covenant between Him and His people. Everlasting means that it does not end.

And you, speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, Yahuah, am setting you apart.” Exodus 31:13

And I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, to know that I am Yahuah who sets them apart.  ‘And set apart My Sabbaths, and they shall be a sign between Me and you, to know that I am Yahuah your Elohim.’ Ezekiel 20:12,20

Every believer who has a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son, is an Israelite.  His everlasting Sabbath covenant has always been with the true Israelites, the one’s who believed by faith.

Satan hates this covenant, so he caused Emperor Constantine to forbid the practice, and forced people to worship on SUNday.

It is for our benefit as much as the Father’s.  It causes us to be still for a day, to escape the influences and stress of this world.  It gets people to spend time reading Scripture, in prayers, with family, with like-minded people, etc.

Most Christians mistakenly believe that Messiah did away with the law.

But the opposite is true. The Mosaic law was for babes, who could only stomach milk.  But Messiah gave His followers meat, He wrote the law on their hearts and minds, and He gave them the Spirit to empower them to fulfill it.

Lest you think that I am saying that we can earn salvation by works, I am not.  What I am saying is that works are the proof of our faith.  If we really believe what we claim to believe, then we will have good works, which prove our faith.  Faith without works is dead, it is no faith at all.

Messiah took keeping the law to the next level:

“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire” Matthew 5:21-22

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” Mat 5:27-28

The written record of our transgressions, which testify against us, which condemn us; was nailed to the cross of Calvary.

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross” Colossians 2:13

The moral law of the Torah, the commandments to observe the Holy Feast Days and 7th Day Sabbath, were not nailed to the cross and eliminated, as so many people teach.

The ceremonial law was fulfilled by our Messiah, who is fulfilling the Holy Feast Days in exacting detail, so we don’t have to observe the ceremonial part of the law, meaning we don’t have to sacrifice a lamb on Passover anymore.

Following His commands is not a burden, when we love Him.

By this we know that we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim and guard His commands. For this is the love for Elohim, that we guard His commands, and His commands are not heavy.” 1 John 5:2-3

Protestant Churches teach false futuristic prophecy explanations.

Satan used the Popes of Rome to kill the saints during the Dark Ages.  When Catholic monk Martin Luther was led to read the Scriptures, he found that the Roman Church was an apostate church, the harlot church of Revelation 17.

And he and all of the Protestant Reformers testified that the Popes of Rome are the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the antichrist beast of Revelation 13.

To counter this the Popes empowered the Jesuits of Rome, to counter the Reformation and bring the Protestants back under the authority of Rome.

They did this by force, through the Inquisition, where they tortured and killed the saints who would not renounce their beliefs.

And they did it by creating false Bible prophecy explanations, that assigned the fulfillment of Revelation to the end times, and said that the antichrist is one-man in the end. They did this to deflect blame away from the Popes of Rome.

The saints did not believe their explanations, and their deceptions didn’t take hold under a few hundred years ago.

Sadly, today their futuristic explanations deceive most Christians, as they don’t understand that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill prophecy as the antichrist, the enemy of Messiah and His church.

The saints should be protesting against the Popes and Jesuits of Rome, as they are the enemy of Messiah and His saints, and they mislead 1.2 Billion Catholics with a false salvation message.

They should be fighting against the enemy of Messiah and His Church, and witnessing to Catholics who have been misled.

The sad part is that most Christians don’t even know who the antichrist of Scripture is, and they have no clue that most of Revelation has been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years.  And that is because they are believing the deceptions which originated from the Jesuits of Rome.

The enemy causes Christians to condemn people who are teaching these truths.

Believers today are so far removed from Scriptural truth, that when someone proclaims any of the Scriptural truths listed above, they are deemed as a heretic!

Sadly, some Hebrew Roots Movement people are legalistic Pharisees; but many of the truths that they share are Scriptural.

Christians have failed in their mission to shine as a light unto this world.  The salt of their witness is rendered worthless.  And I believe that American Christians are about to be judged.

Roman Emperor Constantine was given a vision that proclaimed, “In this sign, conquer!” and conquer he has.  His creation of the Roman religion of Christianity has caused many saints to stumble.

Constantine was given a vision that proclaimed, "In this sign, conquer!"

Christians are a stumbling block to Jews coming to faith in Messiah.

The beliefs of Christians are a big reason why Jews don’t come to faith in Messiah. They know nothing of Easter and Christmas, as they are pagan and not Scriptural.

But the Jews certainly know the Holy Feast Days, because the Father declared them. And when we show them that the Messiah is fulfilling the Holy Feast Days in exact detail, then Jews can see that He is their Messiah.

They can’t comprehend that Messiah would do away with the Torah, the law; as Christians proclaim.

So they reject the pagan concepts that are associated with Christianity, and they remain lost.

Why would a follower of Messiah not want to know about the Father’s seven divine appointments, which Messiah is fulfilling to redeem us?

Why would a follower of Messiah not want to know about the fall Feast Day which represents the harvest and Messiah’s return for His bride?

You may think that your religious beliefs are just fine as they are, but this is what Messiah had to say about the end times church.

Because you say, “I am rich, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” Revelation 3:17

In Revelation 3:19-21, Messiah chastises the end-times church, proclaiming that they’re lukewarm, wretched, miserable, naked, poor, and blind. Then He gives us the promise:

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

The word ‘overcomes’ in Greek is nikao. It means to conquer, to overcome, to prevail, to get the victory.

Ever since I began my studies of Revelation, and read that passage, I’ve felt that the name Nikao defined my ministry, for my calling is to teach the fulfillment of prophecy, and to expose the deceptions of the enemy. That is how we conquer the enemy and get the victory!

So when I created a Facebook profile for ministry, I used the name Nikao, because I don’t make Facebook about me. I don’t post selfies, I don’t make posts about my life. I focus on overcoming the enemy, by teaching prophecy fulfillment. When I started posting YouTube videos, I used that name.

It’s the name that I resonate with more than my given name, especially since I don’t have children, so my real name won’t be passed on. But I don’t want to mislead anyone about who I am. I hope that my work brings honor to my father and mother, who blessed me so much by teaching me about our beloved Messiah.

I pray to our Heavenly Father in the power of Messiah’s name that He will give you eye salve to see the truth.

David Nikao Wilcoxson

First Study: The Harlot Roman Catholic Church

I’m committed to full-time ministry and have been working part-time in the health and wellness industry to pay my bills; and to pay the ministry costs of website hosting, domain names, email distribution services, podcasting hosting, etc. 

But the health crisis of the last two years has significantly reduced my income. If I get a different job, it will pull me away from my assignment, which is to write studies and books, and make video

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217 thoughts on “Come Out Of Man-Made Teachings”

  1. David, I’m currently reading the pdf regarding the Feast days and you stated that there are seven but did you know the weekly Sabbath is one of the feasts so I think it’s 8.
    Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts. Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.
    Leviticus 23:2‭-‬3 KJV

    Wanted to throw that out there, I hink there is something remarkable there seeing how the sabbath day in Lev. 23 is the only one among the feasts which come from the ten commandments.

    Yah bless brother David

    • Thank you for your comment Jesse. I understand what you’re saying about Leviticus 23:2 proclaiming the feasts of Yah, which leads to the declaration of the Sabbath. It’s sad that most believers don’t celebrate any of the feasts, but rather manmade holidays. Yah bless! Shalom

  2. Hi David,
    I am wanting to know more about how Hillel did a deal to change the Jewish sabbaths from lunar to Saturday. Do you have a list of references I can refer to?
    thanks in advance

  3. i enjoyed what you revealed,..i’m very anti-catholic church because of its origidnation and doctrines that the catholics teach and believe,.. is false and will condemn anyone who follows it , don’t listen to their teachings read the bible study that,..use your concordance to understand what words mean and what god says,..stay away from pay pal,..they are crooks and steal from people,..<jerry r rachels priest of yehovah

    • Thank you for your comment Jerry! Yeah, it’s heart-breaking seeing so many Catholics being misled by a false gospel and false intercessor in Mary. All we can do is share truth to show how their manmade doctrine is contrary to Scripture and pray for them. Keep pressing on for the glory of our King!

  4. Hi David, thanks for showing us your amazing website about end time deception. I have a question to you? What is your opinion about reformed doctrines such as arminianism and calvinism? I do not embrace neither of them just in case.

    • Hi JP, thank you for your comment. I don’t really focus on the doctrine of Arminianism and Calvinism, because my role is the same, to share the Gospel story of how Messiah is fulfilling His Father’s seven Holy Feast Days to redeem the set-apart saints. What doctrine to you embrace?

  5. Hello David,

    Appreciate what you’re doing with all of this. I have been off/on following this topic from many people over the years and It’s all been pretty consistent, so I do think there’s something to it. There’s even a very interesting analysis that is no longer online (unfortunately) that showed how specifically Pope Francis = the number 666 and how it is derived from the Papacy itself. It’s quite amazing how all this is coming together. I apologize for the long post ahead of time.

    The first thing I wanted to ask is this. Regarding the harlot and her sisters, surely they followers of these beliefs are not doing so knowingly. Why are they not forgiven of this sin? Is the implication that they are going to suffer for the sins of the harlot and die, but will be revived upon Messiah’s return or are they subject to the second death and not forgiven of this sin? Messiah said the amount of times one can be forgiven is infinite, so is this the unforgivable sin or are they just among the ones to be punished on this Earth during this time?

    The second question is this: I have read your material on this, but somehow remain slightly skeptical wrt knowing the day and hour (but not the year) of Messiah’s return. You mention that the people Messiah was talking to wouldn’t be able to know the time or hour that the sliver of the New Moon would first appear in the night sky. However, why also would the angels in Heaven not know? They would have knowledge of the time and hour of this event would they not? They live in God’s Kingdom and go by these time cycles every single day. Why do they not know, but we can know?

    One of the things that is overwhelming when digging into all this is trying to figure out what’s right and what’s wrong. There’s so much information from so many sources. They all use Scripture and they all believe with all their hearts that they’re right. Even down to the actual Scripture which has been ripped up and rewritten so many times as well as all the damage the harlot church did to the NT with alterations (added/removed/changed text) and we have a situation where maybe the whole truth has been lost to time.

    Fortunately for me, I was an atheist through most of my teen years (I was mostly angry at stuff) and came to understanding on my own without church or any pressures. This was a blessing as I have no loyalty or sympathy for the church or any of it’s teachings. I went into all this so long ago just wanting to know what the truth was and didn’t care whether or not it aligned with this church or that church.

    I realized Christmas and Easter are both frauds and the truth about the evil Catholic church probably 20 years ago now and was literally touched by the finger of God at least once in a very obvious way. I feel like my years as an atheist made all of this possible for me due to any loyalties being nonexistent. It allowed me to be free to pursue the truth when I was ready to do so.

    The thing that makes me so sad about all of this are Messiah’s words to believers in Matthew 7:22-23 as well as in 7:13-14. I’d always wondered how there could be so many christians/catholics and yet how apparently almost everyone will find the wide gates, but “very few” will find the narrow gates to Heaven.

    People who have been believing the ways of the harlot for their whole lives are set in their ways and won’t change, people who really love Messiah and have no idea they’re being misled. They think they’re right and are doing everything right. My efforts to point out that Christmas/Easter have no scriptural basis and are in fact pagan customs is like trying to reach through the side of a mountain to the other side. Their hearts are impenetrable, they’ve been taught one thing their entire lives and can’t even fathom that it could be wrong… and it’s very sad.

    Even in all this, even it could be wrong. The forces of evil have truly done a great job constructing all these illusions.

    Take care David,

    • Roman Catholics aren’t knowingly in the harlot church of Rome, so the daughters aren’t either.

      One daughter is the Orthodox Christian church, which follows the same false gospel of works through the sacraments and the same false intercessor in Mary.

      If people learn the truth, repent of their sins, belief by faith in Messiah and come out of the man-made teachings of Rome, they’re forgiven. This is what took place during the Protestant Reformation, when many Catholics were redeemed for the kingdom.

      Regarding the second question, we can understand the context of Messiah’s return, on the fall feast of Trumpets; but not know the year. The angels don’t know the year either.

      Yeah, there’s a lot of explanations out there that sound Scriptural and seem to make sense.

      That’s great that the false explanations weren’t programmed into your minds, like so many Christians. And wonderful that you’ve come out of the man-made Easter and Christmas holidays.

      The road is narrow, so much so that people call us heretics for pointing out that Easter and Christmas are not Biblical.

      Keep learning and growing in The Way of Messiah!

      • You said:
        “Regarding the second question, we can understand the context of Messiah’s return, on the fall feast of Trumpets; but not know the year. The angels don’t know the year either.”

        Doesn’t the bible verse state that no one knows the day or the hour? This seems to suggest knowing the day is possible. Maybe going by the Gregorian calendar as the day that Trumpets falls on will always be different, but not the Lunar calendar where it’s always the same day.

        Are you saying “day and hour” is meaning “year” here?

        Thanks for the replies!

        • Mike, in Messiah’s declaration in Matthew 24:36, Messiah is pointing to the Feast of Trumpets. “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

          On the Scriptural calendar, the month starts with the new moon. The celestial new moon may occur late one day or early the next. The Jews nor any man knew for sure the day or hour that it occurred.

          The Jews would observe the new moon celebration over a two-day period. They confirmed the new moon day by citing the sliver crescent moon in the western sky after sundown.

          The Feast of Trumpets is the only Holy Feast Day that falls on the New Moon Day. So Messiah is pointing to the Feast of Trumpets as the day of His return.

          This website explains the Scriptural calendar:

          We watch the fulfillment of the prophecies in Revelation to get clarity about what year that may take place.

          I hope that helps.

          • Hi David,

            Thanks for the reply. I think my hesitation to believe that is I’ve always taken that verse to mean we can never know that much about when that day might be. We are supposed to always be ready as opposed to being able to have an idea when the day is coming to then hurry up and get ready. You are the first one to say otherwise and I do admit it makes sense, so that’s why I’m pressing you a bit on it as well as to understand it better.

            I have an app on my phone that uses a Lunar Calendar, so I keep track of it and use that to tell me what the Sabbath days are and all that. So what you seem to be saying is you are interpreting “no one can know the day or hour” as referring to the New Moon Day specifically, is that right?

            Interpreting it that way, it’s more like “no one living at this time in history can know the day or hour” but that the message doesn’t extend to this time in history because we can now know. What confuses me there is that not even Messiah, the Father’s right hand. knows the day or hour either.

            The connection you are making to the New Moon Day from that verse seems loose to me, however I then remember the parable of the 10 virgins and wonder how any of us could be one of the five wise virgins we could truly have no idea when the day might be near. It’s hard to be ready then isn’t it?

            Thanks for talking about this. FWIW, I do believe you’re correct, but everyone (including me for as long as I’ve been seeking the truth) interprets that verse to mean we can’t know the day or hour and anyone who says they do know where he is or where he will be is deceiving you. (Matthew 24:23-26) So that’s what I am wrestling with.

            Thanks David,

          • Hi Mike, yes, I’m saying that Messiah is pointing to the New Moon Day of the Scriptural calendar. He’s pointing to the only Holy Feast Day that takes place on the New Moon Day, the Feast of Trumpets which takes place in the seventh month, which is typically in September of the Roman calendar.

            It doesn’t change the fulfillment because we know the exact time of the New Moon now. At the time that Messiah made the statement, the Jews did not know the exact time of the new moon. A Jew would have known what Holy Day He was referring to, because they understood that the new moon may take place late one day or early the next day.

            The fact that most people think that the day is not knowable doesn’t change the explanation and fulfillment. Most people are misled by the preterist and futurist explanations, and they don’t understand the Scriptural calendar, so they really don’t know.

            I hope that makes sense.

          • Hi David,

            I do understand what you’re saying and how you got there. I think that the second coming being connected with the sound of trumpets to be a much more compelling clue. IIRC, there are several allusions to this throughout the scriptures.

            I think the part that I’m having trouble with is this: why would Messiah say something like “no one can know the day or hour, NOT EVEN ME, the Son” if we are to know this now? He knew that the printing press would make it so everyone the world over for thousands of years into the future would read God’s Word and see this verse.

            It’s not unreasonable to say “Well, if not even Messiah knows the day, surely none of us can either” and why would he say such a thing speaking only to the people of his time that would not apply to the people of a future time and say it with such authority so as to end up convincing those future people that they cannot know something that they can in fact know?

            Is this one method of separating the wheat from the chaff? “Who out of you will love me enough to dig deep enough to understand that this message was not meant for you?”

            I know that they or anyone not understanding something doesn’t make the thing less true, but it comes across as an attempt to mislead people… almost a test of sorts? “Very few” will find the narrow gates after all which means most of the world’s population are not going where they think they’re going.

            Thanks David,

          • Hi Mike,

            I understand your logic about what Messiah said. I think that the bigger picture is that Messiah is fulfilling His Father’s seven Holy Feast Days to redeem the saints.

            He fulfilled the spring feasts when died on Passover, He was dead in the grave on the Feast of Unleavened Bread which represents His sinlessness, He rose again on the Feast of First Fruits and then He sent the Spirit on the Day of Passover.

            He will return during the fall feast days, with the Feast of Trumpets (at the last trump) pointing to His return, the Day of Atonement to His judgment and the Feast of Tabernacles to His marriage to His bride.

            By that we see the proper context of His return, on the first day of the seventh month which is the New Moon Day.

            I created a study called The True Gospel Story Decoded, which shows how Messiah is fulfilling His Father’s seven Holy Feast Days to redeem the set-apart saints. You can find the link on the top of this page:

            Keep learning and growing in The Way of Messiah,

  6. Hi David,

    The Orthodox Church was founded in AD33 when Christians were first called Christians. It is the Church that existed before Constantine and after Constantine. That same Church exists today. What other organizational structure, by way of the Holy Spirit, stewarded the faithful sheep for the first 500 years since the crucifixion of our Lord? 1500 years on is that organizational structure intact and unchanged today? It is. The Orthodox Church is the Church of the Saints who were murdered by Rome and by every other subsequent antiChrist system (Communism) east of the Adriatic. The blood of the Saints ran thick in Russia and Eastern Europe in the last century.
    We venerate (not worship) the Saints zealotry to our Savior. Much like a salute if you will. We do not believe in the “Immaculate Conception”. I would also point out that the Nicene Creed is a statement of our Faith. Rome innovated on the Nicene Creed (see Philioque Clause) and ultimately broke off from Orthodoxy because the Orthodox Church would not compromise with Rome on the original wording of the creed. What in the Nicene Creed is blasphemous? Mary was foretold in Genesis of crushing the head of Satan. She carried the Lord of the Universe in her womb. Does She not warrant veneration?
    The Church has existed, exists and will always exist. The Gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
    God searches the heart and knows his sheep. Because of this some Roman Catholics will enter Heaven.
    I think your scholarship and research is God’s work. I appreciate your humility and your focus on the mission at hand. The Master is using you to help us all who love our Savior to understand the plan of our enemy.
    That said – I exhort you with much love to dive a little deeper into the history of the ancient Church. You are glossing over her history and conflating it with the apostasy of Rome. I highly recommend you check out “The Faith” by Clark Carlton.
    May God bless you for everything you are doing to help all the Christians who are diligently seeking the Truth and praying for discernment. The Lord has promised us that if we seek we will find.

    Ben David

    • Hi Ben David, have you read the studies on this website? This one exposes the man-made holidays of Easter and Christmas that the enemy pushed at the Council of Nicaea, which serves to hide the Scriptural Holy Feast Days that Messiah is fulfilling to redeem the set-apart saints. Does the Orthodox Church celebrate the pagan-based Easter and Christmas?

      Genesis 3:15 is not pointing to Mary, but to the descendent of Eve, Messiah, who bruised the head of the serpent.

      The second commandment says to not make or bow to graven images. Does the Orthodox Church have graven images of Mary, the saints and the crucifix?

      The Crucifix is a wicked graven image as it keeps Messiah on the cross.

      Neither Messiah or Peter venerated Mary. She was a woman of favor before God, and blessed to be the mother of our Savior, but she is not our Intercessor and we should not pray to her.

      Messiah told us to pray to the Father in His name, not in Mary’s name.

      Scripture declares that there is only one intercessor, Messiah, not Mary.

      I appreciate your zeal for being a part of a pure church, but some traditions of the Orthodox Church are not Scriptural.

      I pray that you will seek the truth and pray for discernment.


  7. Hi David,I agree with you on so much, but Jesus completely fulfilled the law and prophets, and we are not under the law. Faith is and has always been God’s spiritual law, and as Paul and the early church were transitioning from old to new, there was some confusion. In the end, love wins. I love your teaching on the 70 weeks, and the teachings against dispensationalism and Catholicism. God’s church never was a man made denom. As for sabbath and feast days, they are all fulfilled. I am amill historicist and sola scripture. What’s your take on the Trinity? No way is that true. 😁God bless, janet

    • Janet, thank you for your comment. Indeed, Messiah fulfilled the law and the prophets, but His fulfillment of His Father’s Holy Feast Days is the full Gospel story as He died on Passover, was dead in the grave on the Feast of Unleavened Bread, rose on the Feast of First Fruits, and then sent the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost.

      He will return on the Feast of Trumpets, make judgment on the Day of Atonement and marry His bride on the Feast of Tabernacles. Those three feast days have not been fulfilled yet.

      I celebrate Messiah fulfilling the Holy Feast Days as they point to fulfilling His Father’s divine appointments to redeem the set-apart saints. I don’t do it to earn salvation. I do it because I love the Father and His beloved Son.

      Resting on the Sabbath from our normal labors, to have more time for Bible study, prayer, praise, with family, etc. is not about earning salvation. It’s about resting in the Father and His beloved Son.


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