52 Weeks in the Ark with Noah and Family (WEEK 40) – The Ark as Symbol of Worldly Religions and Chaotic Sectarianism

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Sectarianism Erupting in Religious and Sports Activities (c/o Reddit and Brookings)

“Therefore be imitators of Yah as dear children. And walk in love, as Masshiak also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to Yah for a sweet-smelling aroma.

But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Masshiak and Yah. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of Yah comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in Yahuah. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Ruach is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to Yahuah. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says:

Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Masshiak will give you light.

 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of Yah is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Ruach, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to Yahuah, giving thanks always for all things to Abba in the name of our Lord Yahusha Masshiak, submitting to one another in the fear of Yah.”

Eph. 5:1-21

WEEK 40 (6th to 12th of Adar, the 12th Month, in the Hebrew Religious Calendar)

With Week 40 in the Ark’s journey, we have exactly 12 weeks when Noah and family would complete the divine task of cleansing the world for a new generation of humans, animal and plants. Apparently, the Creator did not intend to recreate the same perfect world or place He had made in the beginning. It was merely to rebuild the Earth and fulfill the promise to send the Pure Seed that will finally refresh Creation into its original perfection and abundance.

We have pictured the Ark as a prototype of the Garden of Eden in a less-ideal condition. It contained all the kinds or species of living beings that had grown or developed from Paradise and which Yah chose to preserve. This meant a lot of undesirable kinds of humans, animals and plants were not accommodated into the Ark, precisely, because Yah was cleansing the Earth and Creation. The absence of many plants and animals today, such as the abundant giant trees that Noah used to build the Ark and the various monstrous and now-extinct dinosaurs which some descendants of the Nephilim apparently wish to revive through science, if not a sophisticated form of sorcery, seems to tell us Yah may have limited the Ark to only several chosen animals and even seeds of plants that Noah brought. There could be other reasons for their apparent extinction which we hope to deal with later on.

Yah was eradicating the Earth of the hybrid Nephilim race of angels — human beings and hybrid creations that had corrupted the world and destroyed Yah’s original and organic handiwork. The prohibited dark secrets of those wicked beings included the use of roots of plants that induced hallucinations or altered consciousness among once-innocent humans who became victims or slaves of the Nephilim. It led then to people having evil thoughts, committing immoral deeds and causing violent destruction upon the Earth. The pestilence, environmental devastation, wanton terrorism and savage warfare we see today are mere relapses of those ancient events caused by the Nephilim then and, now, being perpetrated by their descendants.

The Rise of the Rainbow as a Multi-Faceted Symbol of Beliefs and Practices (c/o Grist)

Religious Division in the Past and Present

The immorality, violence, corruption and social-political chaos we hear of daily are stark manifestations of the same wickedness that led to the Great Flood. The main difference we must recognize is the fact that in the days of Noah, religious division was patently black-and-white. By “religion”, of course, we meant subservience to a deity or a supreme being who rules over humans and their lives – in their case it was between Yah and fallen angels led by Satan; and their worship was, organically, living and acting out in accordance to their faith in either of the two. It was basically either building an Ark and teaching the righteous way of living, as Noah was doing, or destroying Creation through creating hybrid animals and plants, as well as waging wars, murdering humans and enslaving them for wicked purposes. It was either establishing the righteous rule of Yah upon the Earth or Satan’s rule over all Creation. It is still the same today actually, plus the many doctrinal and liturgical inventions that religions have concocted. For today, we have a full spectrum of every kind beliefs and practices in much the same way as that of hues or colors in infinite degrees of shades or values, from bright red to pink or fuchsia or from deep blue to turquoise to sky blue.

Yes, on one side was a race of hybrid creatures then subservient to the leading of the 201 fallen angels who ruled the ancient world. On the other side was the pure seed of humans descended from Adam through Enos down to Enoch to Methuselah to Lamech and, finally, to Noah who was faithful to the Creator. There was no religion or ideology, as a matter of fact. It was a simple choice of right or wrong faith and true or false Creator. The thoughts and deeds of each person arose from either side of that clear, dividing fence.

Evil and good were, therefore, defined and clear-cut in Noah’s days. You were either a Nephilim hybrid or not. And if you were not a Nephilim hybrid, you were either a slave or follower of the hybrids or not. Undoubtedly, the whole world went the way of the fallen breed of humans. Those who still do not believe the existence of those ancient hybrids and their demon spirits at work today either have not read Enoch’s book or consider it uninspired or not part of Torah. The demons succeeded in hiding it from people a long time ago; whereas the ancient Temple priests kept and read it publicly. Being not only invisible but also cunningly-secretive, those demons used their human minions to do their wicked bidding. However, Noah preached to a race of remnant normal humans who had a chance to be redeemed from the influences of the hybrid creatures we no longer see nor believe in today. This fact is neither lost in the text nor in translation but simply in the awareness of many deceived denominations. This great deception has gone on for centuries. Unless believers awaken to the reality, many will suffer the consequences of their ignorance, as many are already doing.

“Descent to Hell” by Duccio, AD 1308-1311 (c/o Alabama Life and Culture)

Ancient Worship was Founded on Both Biological and Spiritual Traits

The Nephilim hybrids were, apparently, a despicable race of creatures consigned to destruction by Flood and, ultimately, by heavenly fire in the end. Even after being drowned, their spirits have remained and, as demons, seek where they can dwell on Earth. What about the passengers the Ark? According to the wisdom and will of Yah, clean and unclean animals were brought along by Noah to replenish the Earth. Consider then the presence of wicked spirits outside of the Ark and of clean and unclean spirits inside. And do not forget the pure spirits of Noah and his family. It is quite fine and normal to adore dogs and cats nowadays; but for Noah and family, they were unclean animals for certain quite unseemly and dire reasons we have dealt with previously. Still, our pleas and warnings fall on deaf ears.

We have, apparently, 4 categories then of living spirits existing then on Earth and, perhaps, even today: humans, hybrid humans, animals and hybrid animals. Add to that the spirits of fallen angels confined in the depths of the Earth and Elohim in Heaven and the holy angels (including Ruach Who dwells in human temples or living believers). For Ephesians 4:9-10 talks of the “lower parts of the Earth” where Yahusha descended before He ascended. Was He down there to do prospecting for oil, diamond or gold? What else then could that signify other than the presence of spirits put there by Yah — those waiting for judgment for their good or evil deeds? Did He not say Himself He was going to Paradise right after His death?

We can picture then the Ark as a conglomeration of species or varieties of creatures clean or unclean, living and sleeping in their own compartments in the 3 decks of the Ark. We assumed that another deck, the lowest one, was for wastewater and sewage disposal (4 storeys all in all). The storey above that is for the heavy and huge land animals, such a elephants, horses, cattle, giraffes and rhinos. The next higher level could have been for the the crawling creatures, such as reptiles, frogs, squirrels, rodents, rabbits and insects. The highest storey must have contained the fowls, birds and insects. Each level was further divided into types of species within either clean or unclean kinds.

Diversity in Nature has specific and diverse ecological and biological purposes too complex to discuss. Before, humans were prohibited from eating animals. All animals also ate only plant food. When the Nephilim tinkered around with Creation, they threw Nature into chaos. Murder, violence and corruption ensued and multiplied. Today, we eat all kinds of animals and plants. Even animals have learned the way of death and acquired the appetite for other animals. The biodiversity we see today is entirely different from the time of Noah, and even more so from the pure and uncorrupted Creation before humans had sinned. Driving humans from Paradise was the first step toward the decay and depravity of the human body and spirit. Credit, however, must be given to the Nephilim for bringing humans deeper into the abyss of corruption. The Flood tried to correct that; however, only for a moment in history and for a temporary rest until the Seed would introduce the only and ultimate solution.

Consider now the modern world and the religious denominations which all try to present this divine solution in so many varieties of forms and methods. Some claim that diversity in beliefs is part of divine design. Is it so? Or is it, as the Ark points out, a necessary compromise to allow unclean spirits to be given a chance to overcome their unclearness? Hence sectarianism is a necessary evil to allow humans to diligently thresh out the chaff and find the pure, living grain that contains the Seed of Life. Yes, perhaps, clean or righteous spirits dwell among the multiple denominations or religions sects we have built to honor and serve the Creator through the countless traditions and rites we have invented. All that in spite of the simple, organic way of worship or fellowship we have presented in previous articles.

Modern Denominationalism a Product of Ancient Human Beliefs, Practices and Traditions

Yet, we have completed the picture and the analogy. We now live in Noah’s Days Part 2; and we, in our separate forms of religious paradigms, generally, keep to ourselves, preserving and promoting our ways and traditions. Are we clean or unclean from the demonic influences of the modern world? In truth, the “present-day demons” are as ancient as Noah. Nothing, particularly when it comes to the human or angelic spirit, is new; for time does not affect such heavenly things. Only the means, the beliefs, the science and the technology appear to change with the times and through the development of every tool that humans invent for whatever purposes they might conceive. The Flood came because Yah saw that “every thought in the heart of humans was evil continually”. The sin, death and destruction they brought or bring today are no different. It is still the heart or the spirit within humans that dictates what they do to Creation.

Hence, whether we talk of root-based drugs that the fallen angels taught humans to concoct and ingest, or the opium that the West flooded China with to keep it poor and unprogressive, or the Fentanyl that China now floods the West with to make it distracted and decadent, we talk of the same practice of medicine or pharmakeia (sorcery) the Nephilim invented using basic or organic properties of Creation. Nothing comes from nothing. Angels first repurposed Nature for evil purposes. Scientists essentially do the same thing, for good, at times, but, mainly, for evil. Modern ways are ancient ways merely given different names. The vanity of the pharaohs and kings are the vanity of leaders and celebrities today. The murderous hatred of ancient tribal armies is the same murderous hatred of modern military powers. Death is still the price we pay for sin. And faith is still the way to salvation from eternal death.

Conclusion: Walking Righteously

The Flood is receding for Noah. But for us, the chaos and the coming fire it will produce are only beginning to suffocate and encompass us today, literally and virtually. Are you still browsing in your bed or rousing from your deep sleep in your care-free and comfortable life? Are you cancelling or filtering out the weird and unpleasant feeds and posts that deal with strange and unfamiliar ideas or prophecies from content-makers who love to talk about giants, hybrid creatures or witches that are now openly broadcasting their lifestyle and culture on social media? Indeed, we all prefer to live a clean, quiet and uncluttered life; and why not? We, like Noah and his family, only want to find rest from a chaotic and sinful world. But who and where do we turn to for the good and proper rest we deserve from this evil world today?

Well, perhaps, we just need to finish Noah’s story until we get to WEEK 52 to get the complete answer. Till then, please be patient. Meanwhile, the passage at the top emphasizes our main thesis that True Worship or Fellowship with Elohim happens not only or primarily in the assembly or the formal worship where believers assemble but when and where they live and how they offer their bodies as pleasing sacrifices. That is, the admonition of Paul is for us to “walk in love”, “walk as children of light” and to “walk circumspectly”. All these we do when we actually walk, work, sleep, eat and live and not when we sit, sing and stand in the formal worship.