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Tsiyon Messianic Radio Newsletter Vol 5.09 - 12/12/6009 TAM - 02/26/2010


Urim and Thummim

Urim and Thummim 

 There are varied myths about

the Urim and Thummim

..what's the truth?


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Listener Comment - ..Is the Star of David Pagan?
Hi Friends. Enjoying getting acquainted with your teachings. One comment on recent newsletter: When we were in Israel, our orthodox Jewish guide -- who was also a high ranking Israeli army officer, told us the star of David was a pagan astrological symbol, a sun symbol. In a book on ancient symbols, I found it connected to "chiyun" and the other names in Amos. Encyclopedia Judaica says David's shield bore the a psalm written in the shape of the menorrah -- no star. Ency. Jud. says Solomon's seal was connected to his association with his pagan "wives". Jewish author, Raphael Patai, connects it with Lilith and sexual union between God and Shekinah -- Leading Kabalist authors (Gershom Scholem, for example) connect it to Chasidic white magic. The fish also has idol connections. I will read your article link re: James and disciples, but I remain a skeptic at this point, based on many hours of my own research.

Tsiyon Answer - ..Is the Star of David Pagan?

Thanks for your comments and information. I have read the sources you mention, and others, and am well aware that the 6-pointed star is used in magic, and has been for a long time. You are right to be skeptical about this until such time as you find reason not to be. I will tell you what I see with no intention of imposing my view on you. My conviction is that Encyclopedia Judaica is simply wrong about Solomon's Seal, repeating an ancient slander perpetrated by hasatan. This myth about Solomon has been perpetrated by the freemasons and mystery religions from which they descend, to attempt to offer some biblical basis to their occult practices. True descendants of David and Solomon have always known this to be a lie, which is why the Star of David was included in the Messianic Seal in the Assembly of Yaakov Ha Tsadeek and the first congregation of believers in Mt. Tsiyon in Jerusalem. [See this link]

The Seal is a representation of the sun. For the family of David, to whom it was first given, the sun reference is a reminder of the Davidic Covenant with YHWH, which YHWH said would endure as long as the sun and moon endure. This is an expression of faith in YHWH and is not involved with pagan worship or magic. There is spiritual power in it though, the power of a real relationship and real covenant with YHWH. Magic is about power, so it is no surprise that pagan magic practitioners twisted the true power and meaning of the Seal to their own ends. To the pagans who have usurped the Seal, the sun is a reference to the various permutations of the sun god, known by such names as nimrod, marduk, apollo, and the paganized "christ." Though the true meaning of the Seal has suffered this distortion and is thus not understood, even by most Jews, nevertheless, the true meaning of the Seal (the Davidic Covenant) will eventually totally triumph over all the powers and deceptions that have attempted to sully and hide the Plan of YHWH that is resident within it.

YHWH made the sun and moon. He made fish. He made everything. Everything He made belongs to Him, and by extension, belongs to us, His children and heirs. In Scripture all that YHWH made has symbolical meaning. YHWH hardly ever speaks apart from symbols drawn from His creation. He uses these symbols to teach us and remind us of things pertaining to Him. There is nothing evil or pagan about the right use of symbols from creation that originate with our Creator. I am a son of YHWH and am therefore entitled to be blessed by the rich use of symbols from YHWH that are part of my heritage. The Shield of David falls into that category for me. That magic-practicing pagans have stolen and then distorted so many of the words and symbols that belong to us, YHWH's children, will not deter me from retaining and using those symbols rightly, as given by my Father. Indeed, if we, His children, do not claim what is ours then we forfeit it to the enemy by default. Others may do as they will. As for me, I'm simply not going to give up these treasures to hasatan and his pagan hordes. If I am misunderstood as a result, so be it.

I wish you well in your own exploration of these matters. May you enjoy the adventure of spiritual discovery!

Thoughts from Eliyahu ben David:

We seem to be into highly contested spiritual symbols lately, as discussed in comments above. Our program this week is no exception, as we start to delve into the meaning of the Urim and Thummim, the translation of two Hebrew words engraved upon the Kingdom Shekel. Speculations, myths, and legends about the Urim and Thummim abound in both the Jewish and Christian world. Even the mormons have gotten into the act on this, Joseph Smith claiming that he was given the Urim and Thummim by an angel, which he claimed to be a sort of magic eyeglasses, to assist him in translating the 'gold plates' of the book of mormon! ..Yeah ..Well, it's time to cut through all the smoke to get into the light on this important topic (the Urim and Thummim is the important topic I refer to). This is not just so much esoterica. This is about something vital to the purposes of YHWH in these last days!

Blessings and Shalom,

Eliyahu ben David

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