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c. 900 - c. 1000
A commentary is written on the proto-Kabbalistic the Sefer Yetzirah.
The Sefer HaZohar or "Book of Radiance" is written.
1534 - 1572
Life of rabbi Isaac Luria, also referred to as the Ari ("the lion").
Sabbatai Zevi travels to Israel where he is proclaimed the promised messiah.
The desire to experience the presence of or be unified with God is as old as religion itself, and we often give it the name “mysticism.” In the Jewish context, this took on different forms as Jewish communities migrated east and west following the destruction of the Second Temple. However, a new and influential form of mysticism emerged in the mid-twelfth century in Languedoc, a land bordering the Iberian Peninsula in the south, the Kingdom of France in the north, and stretching toward northern Italy in the east. It became known as Kabbalah.
Where did Kabbalah come from? Perhaps it arose in the meeting of cultures. Jews migrated to this area from communities in Ashkenaz (the Talmudic term for the area now known as Germany), where they had developed a form of pietistic mysticism partly based on the adoption of Christian monastic practices. These Jews were joined by others fleeing from fundamentalist Islam in Andalusia, a region of Spain.
They brought with them philosophical works and concepts unknown in the Christian world new understandings of the relationship between God and humankind began to develop. Basing their activity on anonymous works such as the Book of Creation (Sefer Yetzirah) and the Book of Clarity (Sefer ha-Bahir), along with new interpretations of Jewish rituals, small groups of masters and disciples engaged in mystical practices designed to bring them into close proximity with emanations they believed to be proceeding from the divine. They hoped through their practice to restore unity in the divine world and hasten the final redemption.
The Kabbalistic form of Jewish mysticism itself divides into three general streams: the Theosophical/Speculative Kabbalah (seeking to understand and describe the divine realm), the Meditative/Ecstatic Kabbalah (seeking to achieve a mystical union with God), and the Practical/Magical Kabbalah (seeking to theurgically alter the divine realms and the World). These three different, but inter-relating, methods or aims of mystical involvement are also found throughout the other pre-Kabbalistic and post-Kabbalistic stages in Jewish mystical development, as three general typologies. As in Kabbalah, the same text can contain aspects of all three approaches, though the three streams often distill into three separate literatures under the influence of particular exponents or eras.
Within Kabbalah, the theosophical tradition is distinguished from many forms of mysticism in other religions by its doctrinal form as a mystical "philosophy" of Gnosis esoteric knowledge. Instead, the tradition of Meditative Kabbalah has similarity of aim, if not form, with usual traditions of general mysticism to unite the individual intuitively with God. The tradition of theurgic Practical Kabbalah in Judaism, censored and restricted by mainstream Jewish Kabbalists, has similarities with non-Jewish Hermetic Qabalah magical Western Esotericism. However, as understood by Jewish Kabbalists, it is censored and forgotten in contemporary times because without the requisite purity and holy motive, it would degenerate into impure and forbidden magic. Consequently, it has formed a minor tradition in Jewish mystical history.
|Historical phase ||Dates||Influential developments and texts|
|Early Israelite traditional origins||2nd millennium–800 BCE||Prophetic meditation mystical elements in traditional prehistory and early Bible depiction encounters with the divine: |
Hebrew Patriarchs and Matriarchs
Covenant of the pieces
Jacob wrestling with the angel
The Zohar in Spain from c.1286:
Zohar literature (Book of Splendour) late 1200s–1400s. Castile's gnostic culmination. Subsequent Zohar exegesis dominated other Medieval Kabbalah traditions. Possible Kabbalists in the Zohar circle: 
Moses de León
Todros ben Joseph Abulafia
Abulafian Prophetic Kabbalah school:
Abraham Abulafia Mediterranean area late 13th century
Judah Albotini Jerusalem 15th–16th century
Disciples compile Kitvei Ari Lurianic thought:
Hayim Vital – Etz Hayim (Tree of Life)
Israel Sarug spread Lurianism in Europe
Lurianic exegesis and meditative methods dominated other post-medieval Kabbalah trends
Popularising Kabbalistic Musar and homiletic literature 1550s–1750s:
Moses Cordovero – Tomer Devorah (Palm Tree of Deborah)
Eliyahu de Vidas – Reshit Chochmah (Beginning of Wisdom)
Isaiah Horowitz (Shelah) – Shnei Luchot HaBrit (Tablets of the Covenant) Central Europe
Israel ben Eliezer (Baal Shem Tov, Besht) founder of Hasidism
Dov Ber of Mezeritch (The Magid) systemiser and architect of Hasidism
Jacob Joseph of Polonne
Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev
Main Hasidic schools of thought (mystics after 1850s shown later):
Mainstream Hasidic Tzadikism:
Elimelech of Lizhensk – Noam Elimelech (Pleasantness of Elimelech)
Yaakov Yitzchak of Lublin (The Chozeh)
Chabad intellectual Hasidism – Russia:
Shneur Zalman of Liadi – Tanya (Likutei Amarim-Collected Words) theorist of Hasidism 
Aaron of Staroselye
Breslav imaginative Hasidism – Ukraine:
Nachman of Breslav – Likutei Moharan (Collected teachings)
Nathan of Breslav
Peshischa-Kotzk introspective Hasidism – Poland, mystical offshoot from:
Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izbica – Mei Hashiloach (Waters of Shiloah), personal illumination
Brody Kloiz and pre-Hasidic introverted Hasidim kabbalistic circles in Eastern Europe. Renewed esotericism in response to Sabbatean heresy
Mitnagdic-Lithuanian non-Hasidic Kabbalah:
Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman (Vilna Gaon, Gra) figurehead of Mitnagdim 18th century
Chaim of Volozhin – Nefesh HaChaim (Soul of Life) theorist of Mitnagdism,  founder of Yeshiva movement
Influence of Hasidism on later Lithuanian Musar-ethics of Eliyahu Dessler
Mizrahi-Sephardi Oriental Kabbalah:
Shalom Sharabi 18th century (from Yemen) and Beit El Synagogue (Jerusalem) introverted esotericism response to Sabbateanism. Lurianic exposition and elite meditation circle
Chaim Yosef David Azulai (Hida) 18th century
Yosef Hayyim (Ben Ish Chai) 19th century Hakham Baghdad
Abuhatzeira Moroccan Kabbalist dynasty
Post War and contemporary:
Abraham Joshua Heschel Neo-traditional aggadic Judaism
Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Jewish Renewal
Arthur Green academic and theologian
Lawrence Kushner Reform Neo-Kabbalah
Gershom Scholem discipline founder Hebrew University
Alexander Altmann American initiator
A History of Kabbalah
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Jonathan Garb's A History of Kabbalah: From the Early Modern Period to the Present Day is a lucid and sophisticated account of the multifaceted nature of Jewish mysticism, focusing on its development from the spiritual revolution that took place in Safed in the sixteenth century until the present. Opening the secrets of the kabbalah to a wider audience, Garb judiciously argued that how important the mystical and esoteric tradition has been in Jewish history and in the cultural and intellectual life of Europe more generally. One of the more methodologically innovative aspects of Garb's book is his contention that kabbalah became a major factor in the religious life of Jews in the modern age due to print and others forms of rapid communication, a process that has magnified significantly in recent years due to the digital revolution. Informative and provocative, A History of Kabbalah will surely be of interest to a wide readership.
'While the study of Kabbalah in both scholarly and popular circles remains vibrant, until now there has not been a history of Modern Kabbalah stretching from the sixteenth century. With his usual deep learning, conceptual rigor, and lucidity, Jonathan Garb offers a broad and creative rendering of how Jewish Kabbalah developed from the Lurianic circle to New Age Religion and the late modern commodification of mysticism. Garb deftly navigates through the early period to draw out the threads that will become emblematic in modernity. A major contribution to the study of Kabbalah and the History of Religions more generally.'
Kabbalah Timeline - History
Excellent materials and coming out of the new age / occult junk in the late 80's I know much of this info. Rabid Jonathan the con I know he was a wolf of kabbalah. One thing Yes John came in the power and Spirit of Elijah, but he was not Elijah. Elijah shall come as one of the 2 witnesses to confront the beach. My opinion is the kabbalah group will be given a "fake" Elijah (like their fake messiah) before the real Elijah and true Christ comes. their fake elijah will perform miracles and lying wonders to fool the world. that is how I see it.
I meant the beast, not the beach.
All of the Hasmonean Royal Family was were Idumeans the Greek name for Edom. Idumea was absorbed into Judaism during Maccabee Wars. There is a book “Who is Esau-Edom” by Charles Weismann. The Rothschilds, Rockefeller, Karl Marx, Henry Kissinger, Jacob Schiff’s pictures are on front cover. They are the “Saturn Jews” by Moshe Idel shows they believe they are the “Death Angel”! Esau married two Hittites who were sons of Heth which means “terror”! There is very little difference between Halacha and Sharia other than views toward Jesus and interest on money. Much of their history is tied to Khazaria and Phoenicians.
Creation and Kabbalah
Creation began with the creation of the physical universe which is believed to have been accomplished when different combinations of the Hebrew alphabet were compiled together.
After the creation of the world in which the night and day, waters and soil, plants and animals, and Adam and Eve were created, G-d gave Adam the wisdom of Kabbalah in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve lived in this paradise until they sinned and G-d banished them from the Garden.
The physical and spiritual acts are described in detail in Kabbalah. From a physical perspective, they are described as real people who ate from a real tree that was forbidden. From a spiritual perspective, it describes the descent from a spiritual state of being to one’s mortal life in the physical world.
The kabbalistic teaching in this is that in order to maintain prosperity and survival in the physical life, action must be taken by both body and soul. Kabbalah teaches, through G-d telling Adam he must till the soil, that interaction and immersion in the physical world is necessary.
Patriarchs and Matriarchs Create a Portal to Kabbalistic Wisdom
According to Rabbi Michael Berg of The Kabbalah Centre, the biblical patriarchs and matriarchs — Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Rachel and Leah — lived their lives in such a way that they became channels through which others “can draw closer to the Creator and form a connection with His wisdom and His love.”
It was Abraham’s life of kindness and mercy that created a portal which allows others to connect with the kabbalistic wisdom. The lives of the matriarchs and patriarchs represent the exemplary qualities and characteristics that one should strive for in their own life. It is through them that ultimate fulfillment can be gained.
Kabbalah teaches that by living in accordance with the kabbalistic principles set by the patriarchs and matriarchs, communication can remain open to the Upper Worlds. The lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Rachel and Leah are essential resources still available today for dealing with life’s challenges.
What is the Kabbalah? (And Why Is It So Bad?)
If you do not want to be deceived, we need to know about Kabbalah, and cannot avoid it. And, yes … it is not pleasant to talk about it and we all wish we did not have to even think about it. But, “Let no one deceive you …” (Matt 24:4) is one of the last commands our Messiah gave us two days before the crucifixion, and He repeated it in different ways 2 more times in the Olivet Discourse.
I admit … I was avoiding it, but I have learned that it is essential that we have knowledge of some basic things about Kabbalah as the Father led me to research it. Now, my eyes are open wider, and I have compiled quite a bit of facts about it, so I would like to share with you what I have learned, as much as I can.
In fact, I tell you, the whole world seems to be centered around this occult religion …
Kabbalah came from Babylon, and it is the religion of the sons of serpent, and the vehicle for delivering the satanism today. Satan’s control of the dark side seems to have been done mainly through Kabbalah, and it is going on even more actively now. Satan sows many seeds. This shrewd serpent of old has so many “shops” and “flavors” for all of the man’s needs and preferences, or they come in variety of “packages,” sort to speak, which makes it difficult to identify what it really is.
And, the Satanism is like the sugar, and Kabbalah is a flavor, a specially concocted flavor. Our focus, Judaism, is the main distributor and vehicle of it, and Freemasonry is another. Then, Messianic Judaism is the newly designed attractive package just for you, Christians.
In this article, let us trace Kabbalah back to the origin of it, and learn how it is manifesting today …. so we can recognize them. We do not need to be experts on Kabbalah, but it is imperative that we recognize how it manifests in our environments, and who are the kabbalists among us. I will present key points and essential knowledge on Kabbalah that need to be explained first, then, will summarize the origin and history in chronological order, and some of its characteristics of Kabbalah — It may be a little bit too long for an article, but by putting all of these together, I am hoping that the knowledge will more easily and surely build up. This is like 2 articles combined together. I also believe it would be easier to share with others as one link. So bear with me.
Disclaimer: In this article, I mention the term, “the Jew,” often. Although I took care to make it clear in the context, please know that I do not mean all the Jewish people practice Kabbalah and they are satanists. When I mention “the Jews” and “Kabbalah” in the same context, it means that they are Kabbalah practicing Jews who are willing participants in the Satanism and secret societies towards the New World Order.
Kabbalah and Freemasonry
I decided to present this discussion first, because many have difficulties differentiating the two. It took me some time until I was able to grasp it, and to be honest with you, I am still learning. But, I try my best to explain what I know.
Kabbalah is the mysticism that Freemasonry is based on, and they are inseparable. The kabbalists completely have taken over the secret society several hundreds of years ago, and are using it to control the world now. They worship the same gods. The secret society is a system and order of controlling the participants through Kabbalah. You may think of Kabbalah as the software, and Freemasonry as one of the hardware to use it and deliver it.
And, why do you think Freemasonry uses all those distorted and twisted biblical terms, reveres Solomon and his craftsman, Huram-Abiff? Yes, they do. They even have their own Masonic Bible, which is “open” on the altar.
This “open” Bible on the altar is one of the popular symbolism in logos. Because it is a Bible, it is easily concealed in the logos of churches and ministries.
In my study, I have encountered much evidence that the building of the First Temple was the beginning of Freemasonry, which has become one of the major vehicles of transmitting and preserving the “secret” and “occult” things of the Babylonian serpent religion.
2 Chronicles 2:12-14 NKJV
(12) Hiram also said: Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, for He has given King David a wise son, endowed with prudence and understanding, who will build a temple for the LORD and a royal house for himself! (13) And now I have sent a skillful man, endowed with understanding,Huram my master craftsman (14) (the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre), skilled to work in gold and silver, bronze and iron, stone and wood, purple and blue, fine linen and crimson, and to make any engraving and to accomplish ay plan which may be given to him, with your skillful men and with the skillful men of my lord David your father.
A few important points to note regarding this passage:
First, “Tyre,” often bundled with Sidon as ”Tyre and Sidon,” the Mediterranean coastal area and Philistia (Joe 3:4), was one of the cities of serpent people, meaning Canaanites. They were often mentioned in association with known hybrid peoples, such as Moabites, Ammonites, Amalekites, etc. (Jer 27:2 Ps 87:7 et al.), and the “King of Tyre” is a type of Lucifer in Ezekiel 28:12-19, the famous passage where Lucifer is described.
Second, the mother of Huram, the master craftsman, was from the tribe of Dan. There is no significant reason, I can think of at this point, for that to be particularly mentioned here other than to give us a hint that his mother was also a hybrid. The Tribe of Dan was prophesied by Jacob (Gen 49:17) to become a serpent people, and Dan worshiped the carved image until the day of exile (Jdg 18:30-31), and is not even mentioned as among the tribes where the 144,000 will come from in the Book of Revelation (Rev 7:4-8).
Third, Freemasons call themselves, “craftsmen,” just as Huram is called in the scripture, actually a “master craftsman” in 2 Chronicles 2:13. It is an unmistakable Masonic term. And all the significant historical buildings made of stones, including almost all churches, have been built by these “craftsmen,” and are full of Masonic symbols and esoteric designs. As a matter of fact, the Masonic altar (image above) is designed after the Solomon’s Temple, prominently with the two pillars, Boaz and Jachin.
These three pieces of evidence will probably suffice to get you at least thinking of the relations between Solomon’s Temple and the origin of Freemasonry as a secret society. But, here is a confirmation by a famous Mason.
Albert Pike, probably “the” most famous Mason from the mid – late 1800s, who wrote “Morals and Dogma” on Freemasonry that is still axiomatic to the secret society and education of its followers, said the following:
“The true philosophy, known and practiced by Solomon, is the basis on which Masonry is founded.” — (Albert Pike, Freemason of the 33rd and last Degree, “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Rite of Freemasonry”, 1871, L.H. Jenkins Inc., p. 785.)
True or not … at least Pike believes it to be.
And Pike himself, and more occultists, testify to the fact that Freemasonry is based on Kabbalah, which was the mysticism the apostate Israelites learned to practice in Egypt and in the land of Canaan. I listed some of their quotes in the Footnote . (Note: “Kabbalah” is spelled in various ways in different references)
The Origin of Kabbalah
So, we have learned that Solomon worshiped the pagan gods of the surrounding nations, and they were also the origin of the mysticism and the esoteric knowledge of Freemasonry. And those famous occultists are testifying to the fact that Freemasonry is based in Kabbalah. These facts, then, bring us to the following conclusion:
Kabbalah, paganism, and Freemasonry are practically the same mysticism, worshipping of the same gods, which are Lucifer and the fallen angels. They are the religions of Ammonites, Amalekites, and other Canaanites, and even Egyptians, the serpent people. And, the origins of those pagan religions goes back to … you guessed it correctly: Babylon.
Here is the scripture that backs up what I have just said.
1 Kings 11:1-5
(1) But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites– (2) from the nations of whom the LORD had said to the children of Israel, “You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love. (3) And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines and his wives turned away his heart. (4) For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods and his heart was not loyal to the LORD his God, as was the heart of his father David. (5) For Solomon went after Ashtoreth* the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom** the abomination of the Ammonites.
The pair of gods mentioned in verse 5 is the “First Couple of the Pagan Deity” (my own term), and also of Kabbalah and Freemasonry. And, the following are the brief introductions of them.
*Ashtoreth: a female deity, also spelled “Ashtaroth,” also “Ashtarte” in Sidon and Phoenicia, is the same goddess as “Ishtar” in Babylon, “Isis” in Egypt, “Semiramis” in Greece, “Sammu-ramat” in Assyria. Romans called her “Diana,” Greeks “Artemis,” and the symbol is Venus. There are many more AKAs for this goddess, including the shiny goddess “Shakinah” of Judaism, which is highly likely to be related to the “Eastern Star” and the “Blazing Star” goddess symbolized by the star Sirius (more discussion in the Summary section). And, when the goddess becomes angry, she can be a bad goddess. This goddess is also closely related to, if not the same as, “Lilith” the extremely sexual goddess, who kills infants who are not protected by an amulet with the names of three fallen angels, or by the circumcision (Lilit, Malkah ha-Shadim by Jeffery Smith). And, she is also said to be the demon “Succubus” (Zohar, Patai81:462ff), who is also known as “Babalon” the Harlot. And, in the U.S., the Statue of Liberty represents this same goddess. (In the Bible, NKJV, ‘Ashtoreth’ is mentioned in 1Ki 11:5 11:33 2Ki 23:13, ‘Ashtaroth’ in Deut 1:4Jos 9:10 12:4 13:12 13:12, 31 1 Chr 6:71, ‘Ashtoreths’ in Jdg 2:13 10:61Sam 7:3-4 12:10 31:10, ‘Lilith’ in Is 34:14 in relation to owl)
**Milcom: a male deity, who is the same as “Molech” or “Moloch,” and its root word “מ.ל.כ” means “king.”AKA “Baal,” means “lord.” Ashtoreth is this god’s consort, or a female counterpart, and he merges with her in identity on and off. This is the same god as “Nimrod” in Babylon, “Osiris” in Egypt, “Baal” in Sidon and Phoenicia. “Zeus” in Greece and “Jupiter” in the Roman culture overlaps some characteristics as Milcom. And the symbol is Saturn, and this fact connects this deity to “Saturnalia,” which is the deity of focus in the Christmas time. Milcom is the god of fertility, but when angry, he ate human infants, so they voluntarily sacrificed their children to Molech for the forgiveness of sin (Jewish Encyclopedia: Moloch). (In the Bible, NKJV, ‘Molech’ is mentioned in Lev 18:21 20:2-35 1Ki 11:7 2Ki 23:10Jer 32:35, ‘Moloch’ in Act 7:43, ‘Milcom’ in 1Ki 11:5 11:33 2Ki 23:13Jer 49:1, 3 Zep 1:5)
And, to quickly remind you, Huram the master craftsman for building the First Temple, was from Tyre and Sidon area where people worshiped these two deities
It is clear from this brief analysis of the passage that the deities that Solomon ended up worshiping, and causing the kingdom to split, were the gods of Babylon, or often called Sumer or Sumeria, where Nimrod built the Tower of Babel and the current worldly civilization began.
All false religions are worshipping Lucifer and fallen angels, in one way or another, or worshipping even “man” themselves, by believing that they can become gods by obtaining certain esoteric knowledge and methods, or some hard work, even sacrificing their own children. And, from what we can observe, the Illuminati elites seem to think they are almost gods. Many New Agers and ancient astronaut believers, made famous by an occultist author Zecharia Sitchen, even believe that extraterrestrial beings called “Annunaki,” that are clearly fallen angels, in Sumeria created mankind by manipulating their own DNA, and there is a secret knowledge passed down to make man immortal. This is nothing but deceptive teaching, but the ideology is deeply connected to kabbalistic idea of achieving human immortality by manipulating the genetic materials spiritually and alchemically.
It all began in the ancient Mesopotamia.
Kabbalah and Judaism
There is another key point I need to bring up to your attention. And, this section will be elaborated later in the Summary section as well.
The modern day Kabbalah, as in the form that the kabbalists practice today, seems to have started taking its form after the first century AD (please refer to Footnote -a-1.), and coincidentally, or not, after the Khazarians (or Khazars) converted to Judaism, Mystic Judaism that is, in 740 AD and spread out into the world after the disintegration of the Khazarian Empire in and around 1016 AD.
And, one of the famous Khazarian descendants in the mid 1,600s is Sabbatai Tzvi. Tzvi, or also spelled “Zevi,” had a significant group of followers in his teaching of Kabbalah in present-day Turkey and claimed to be the messiah of the Jews as well, until he was forced to convert to Islam and died shortly after. I will discuss more about Tzvi and a few key people among the Sabbateans in the “The Khazarian Jews” section of the Summary later. These figures seem to have been the ones who greatly helped spread the current Kabbalah throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Then, the Sabbateans spread all over Europe, especially in the Easter part of it and Russia. The Chabad-Lubavitch Sect (Founded in 1775, Russia), which I reported on inJudaism and Kabbalah (1): Chabad-Lubavitch Sect, derived from the Khazars and kept the kabbalistic and mystic heritage of Khazarian Jews, and probably the Sabbatean heritage also. A more familiar sounding name, Hasidic Orthodox Judaism, is considered to be the same group as Chabad sect, and they are also called Ultra-Orthodox Jews as a group. I am sure that many Jewish people may disagree with me on this, saying there are many different branches, but that is the best short description of them I can give, and that is the minimum we have to know. Nonetheless, what the Ultra-Orthodox Jews practice is the mystical Judaism, which is Kabbalah. Some variations in the ways they do things, such as being into making amulets and talismans, doing more magical things, or being more into gematria (numerology), etc., do seem to exist. Orthodox Jews also practice Kabbalah based Judaism to a bit lesser degree in more cultural and traditional forms.
And, do not forget this: The Messianic Jews are Kabbalah practicing Jews, and they do it very seriously as their symbolism and teaching clearly indicate.
Hasidic Jews are not shy about their Kabbalah roots. The Chabadniks (or Lubavitchers) declare that “Kabbalah is the soul of Judaism” on their official Web site. This sect is famous for having produced numerous false messiahs since its establishment almost 240 years ago, called Chabad Messianism, last one beingRabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson who died at the age of 92 in 1994, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, where the highest population of the Chabadniks live next to Israel. The followers are still waiting for him to be resurrected.
And, interestingly, this is the same group of Jews who believe in building the Third Temple on the Temple Mount to usher in their messiah, and are actually have been seriously preparing for it for hundreds of years, and in the modern days with an unconditional support from the Messianic Jewish sect, Freemasonry, and the Illuminati cabal … something to consider, is it not? And, by the way, Zionist Christians, such as John Hagee and late Jerry Falwell, also unconditionally support the building of it, and many dispensationalistic prophecy teachers teach that it must be built before the Second Coming of the Messiah. The Third Temple rebuilding is a kabbalistic/Masonic belief, and not biblical.
Just as the kabbalists have been vigorously marketing Kabbalah in many forms and in different packages, such as New Age, witchcraft, theosophy, and in forms of secret societies, even using celebrity spokespersons, such as Madonna, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Demi Moore, and troops of them, they are marketing it to Christians in a package of Messianic Judaism, pretending to love Yeshua as the Messiah and forcing themselves as the House of Judah on us, and demanding us to love current State of kabbalistic Israel unconditionally. They use Yeshua our Messiah on the package to sell Kabbalah, or may be they are selling their version of the messiah as they have been doing for hundreds of years. It is nothing short of blasphemy.
Moreover, to market it to those who have some resistance to Judaic costumes and traditions, they use a less obvious form, that is the Hebraic Roots Movement, luring Christians who are tired of the current apostate Church and rampant heresies into the snare of Kabbalah by teaching them that the Jews are the House of Judah, which they are not, and the have to be reunited with the House of Israel, the Christians. Well … the reunification of the two houses will happen upon the Second Coming of our Messiah, according to the Bible, not now, and the modern Jews are not the House of Judah (“Yeshua is Not a Jew”). On top of it, the heresies that have been taught for hundreds years in the Church were brought in by none other than the same kabbalists and Freemasons. And I repeat: The modern Jews are not the House of Israel (more in the Summary section).
I have also observed that the term, “Hebrew Roots,” seems to have come from a typical symbol of Kabbalah, the “Tree of Life.” They worship trees, and this symbolism is everywhere. And, “As above So below,” the motto of the Kabbalistic Satanism that reflect the union of “air” (male) and “earth” (female), is also reflected here (tree is ‘above’ or ‘air,’ representing ‘male,’ and the ‘roots’ are the ‘earth,’ ‘below,’ representing ‘female’). When you see these typical designs of the Tree of Life, you can easily understand why they call this false teaching, Hebrew “Roots.”
The Zionists’ long term planning were so effective that, even before the surge of Messianic Jews, whole Church had already been deceived into believing that the Jews were the real descendants of the House of Judah and that they were the biblical heir of the land of Israel. They had planned it for at least 300 years, as I was able to trace back, before 1948 when Israel became a sovereign state. The result was amazing. Now the whole world believes it. … Their plot worked like a Kabbalah charm.
But, here, do you see the undeniable connection of Kabbalah-Freemasonry-Judaism-Zionism-Messianic and Hebrew Roots Movements? I am sure you do now.
We can see the Kabbalah spreading like a wildfire by observing the symbolism and people’s behavior. It is beginning to look a lot like the Mystery Religion of the Bible to me.
I present here a quote from a Website, LeaveTheCult.com, on the relation between Kabbalah and the false and gnostic Christianity. The article addresses what Gnosticism is. Just as Kabbalah and Paganism are inseparable, Kabbalah and Gnosticism are inseparable as well Kabbalah runs though all false religions.
Gnosticism goes hand in hand with Cabala (Kabbalah or Qabbala), which is the esoteric or mystic religion of Rabbinic Judaism. These occult teachings deal with magic, hypnotism, sorcery and all sorts of pagan practices collected by the Jews throughout centuries of spiritual borrowing from different cultures. The mixing of all these pagan traditions with the teachings of the Gospel of Christ gave birth to a whole new kind of Gnostic religion called Jewish-Christianity, which is nothing else than a third religion between Judaism and Christianity. As a result, modern “Christianity” was turned into a gamma of Gnostic teachings with all sorts of perverted doctrines introduced throughout the centuries in most of the “Christian” denominations around the world.
“The result of Gnosticism was thus not to christianize the Cabala, but to cabalize Christianity by mingling its pure and simple teaching with theosophy and even magic.” (Nesta H. Webster (1876 – 1960), Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, p.29, 1924)
This is true today. And, did you notice? Webster, in the quote, wrote that book in 1924. It gives us a clue that it had been going on for quite some time even before she wrote it.
Worship of Man and Self
There is another aspect of Kabbalah we need to know.
Manly P. Hall, a 33rd Degree Mason, an infamous occultist said this:
“Man is a god in the making, and as in the mystic myths of Egypt, on the potter’s wheel he is being molded. ….. He [The Master Mason], in truth has become the spokesman of the Most High. He stands between the glowing fire light and the world. Through him passes Hydra, the great snake, and from its mouth there pours to man the light of God.” (The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Manly P. Hall, pages 92, 54-55, Macoy Publishing and Supply Co., Richmond, Va, 1976)
There you have it … you will not need my comment on this.
And, in Freemasonry, during the ceremony to receive the Royal Arch Mason degree (I believe it is about 16 – 18th degree, but not confirmed), when the candidate is asked:
“Brother inspector, what are you?”
Then , the candidate must say:
“I AM THAT I AM.”
It is just as YHVH revealed His holy name to Moses in Exodus 3:14, “I AM THAT I AM.”
I have heard late Paul Crouch, Benny Hinn, and Kenneth Copeland say “We are little gods” and repeat “I AM THAT I AM” on separate occasions. Just read some of their outrageous quotes in this well-done article, or you can watch this video to see and hear for yourself. TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) is a Judeo-Masonic-Illuminati front and ALL preachers and musicians the network promote are their friends.
And, the core nature of kabbalistic Judaism is the same as the Freemasonry, exactly the same. They worship themselves first, and Lucifer, to fulfill their desire to become gods, because that is how Lucifer draws and controls them. The esoteric knowledge one needs to become enlightened (or ‘illuminated’) and deified is the carrot in front of the horse’s nose, which one can never get, even in exchange for his soul. They want the everlasting life in this world with all the amenities with it: wealth, control, and worldly pleasures.
This modus operandi of enticing man to become god was obvious from the Garden of Eden.
(1) Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” (2) And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden (3) “but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”
(4) Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. (5) “For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
OK, now, it is time to summarize what Kabbalah is. But, first, I would like to mention three important points to keep in mind as we research on Kabbalah. I have learned these things from my own experience. If you would like to further research on Kabbalah, please remember these:
1. Please be aware that, when you look up the word, “Kabbalah,” or in various versions of spelling such as “Kabala,” “Cabala,” “Cabbala,” “Qabala,” etc., most of the articles and literature online are written by the kabbalists or Jewish authors. And that includes “Wikipedia.” I provide Wikipedia references, but only for the convenience and as a place to start. There is no “one-stop” resource for Kabbalah. Naturally, most of the information sources are untrustworthy when it comes to the “real” truth about Kabbalah. The known facts and historical information may be fine, but there is no esoteric information is available there. Especially, when it comes to regarding the origin of Kabbalah, they say their religion, the Kabbalistic Judaism or Jewish Mysticism, originated in the Garden of Eden ….. right … Not. Remember, majority of the Kabbalah followers are also deceived.
2. Therefore, we must have the firm and solid knowledge of the Bible, especially of the Old Testament to be not deceived by the confusing lies by the kabbalistic teaching. Satan and his sons cannot create anything from scratch. It is the nature of the “counterfeit” religion, that it must take over, Hi-Jack, and subvert the original and the truth to create their lies. Also, it is the most efficient way to deceive the people of YHVH, making their lies sound like the original truth. Without the truth firmly planted in us, the same terminology that they use, such as “Tree of Life,” “Torah,” and even names, such as “Moses,” “Solomon,” etc. to mean TOTALLY different things “esoterically,” can easily fool you and lead you to believe that they are talking about the biblical matters …. and I can assure you, they are not.
3. It is also a nature of Kabbalah and Freemasonry that there are many levels of knowledge. Those who are lower in the degrees or advancement are taught different meanings of symbolism than the higher degreed individuals. That is the very “esoteric” nature of these secret societies. Therefore, the meanings of the terms and symbols we can find are usually purposefully “exoteric,” and probably, we cannot really know the top secret meanings. More esoteric it is, the more evil it gets, it seems.
Of course, therefore, I do not know the whole thing myself. I have never practiced or learned Kabbalah, and even if I did, I don’t think I would have been able to understand this entangled dreadful octopus tentacles as a whole. Probably, only the top level in the cabal would know. It is often observed in my research also that occultists disagree with each other in many aspects of the mysticism, and present their own interpretations of symbols and teachings. It is a mess. So, I am not writing about what the “nature” of Kabbalah, or one might call it “kabbalah-ology,” or its teachings, because I cannot, but I am writing about the “historical and observable facts” of Kabbalah. Also, it is not necessary for us to know the whole secret, but rather, I am certain that we must stay away from the occult itself. But the key point is, we need to know how to recognize them, by learning the basic facts and their manifestations in our surroundings.
What I am presenting here is a summary of what our Father has shown me and had me learn “about” Kabbalah, in the most concise way I can. I believe that these are the basics of what you need to know about it. It includes the key points I have discussed above and some added information, and will be presented in a chronological order.
Please know what it looks like, recognize the false teachers and prophets, and avoid being influenced by it.
Origin and Pre-Kabbalah Era
[…]Though it began in the ancient Babylon as paganism, Kabbalah (‘orally received’ or ‘secret knowledge’), as the Jews named it, is now the base and the vehicle for the mainstream satanism, and has been the religion of the “sons of serpent,” or the “serpent people,” throughout the recorded history. It has been changing shapes and forms according to the culture and peoples, as religions in many different names, and with different names for the same gods. But, one can observe its underline symbolism having been consistently the same throughout the history and the different religions. Due to its esoteric and occult nature, the “hidden” symbolism plays a major role in their communication, passing down the knowledge, and worship. It is their hidden language.
This Babylonian satanic worship […] spread all over the world, and Israelites were not exceptions. Rather, they were the main target of the deceptions because they were called to be the people of God, therefore “we,” Christians, are the main target today. Satan has been going after the people of God since Genesis 3:15. After the sons of Jacob migrated to live in Egypt as we read in the account of Joseph (Gen 37-50), their descendants worshipped the Egyptian gods there. They continued to worship them in the wilderness (Amo 5:26,Act 7:43, discussed later). The golden calf Moses destroyed was not the end of it. And, they worshiped the same gods throughout the time of Judges. By the time Solomon built the First Temple, there was a strong influence of polytheistic worship by the surrounding nations as well, from which the king took hundreds of wives and concubines (1Ki 11:1-4). And, the rest is the history as we read in the Bible from 1 Kings through all the Prophets. That was the sin of idolatry, also called harlotry.
Then, ultimately, this idolatry caused Israel, the Northern Kingdom, to be exiled in 722 BC, and they disappeared into the Gentile world. Judah, the Southern Kingdom, did not learn the lesson and continued her harlotry, and was exiled to Babylon beginning in 597 BC, until a small group of Judeans and Levites came back and rebuilt the Temple and Jerusalem 70 years later, as recorded in the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah.
Beginning of Kabbalah
Now, it was during this Babylonian exile where the leaders of Judah began calling themselves rabbis (‘my great one’), claiming to be the scholars of Torah (the law), but in actuality, mixing it up with Babylonian religions and satanic worship, eventually replacing the truth of Torah with lies of Satanism. Then, they started asserting their authority on “teaching” Torah and compiling their oral teaching in various forms of writings. They did not have the Temple to do their rituals, so the priests and Levites were not really the authority, but the self-appointed “law scholars” were, coming up with superhumanly detailed rules, customs, and traditions. And, without the Temple, they created the synagogue system as a place of assembly to pray and study. This was the beginning of the Pharisees. They were not called the Pharisees until later around 300 – 200 BC when a few sects were split up, such as the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes, but this group of Judeans who practiced Babylonian satanism began to emerge while they were in Babylon. By the time our Messiah walked on the earth among them, their power in Judea was very significant so that they were called “the rulers” as we read in all four Gospels. And, their laws and customs they imposed on everyone were “the traditions of elders” [Jesus] rebuked and condemned (Matt 15:1-11 Mk 7:1-16), and this was the base for the Judaism.
Judaism is not the origin of Christianity, as you can see, but was the false religion from which our Messiah took us out. Please make no mistake. The term “Judeo-Christian” is an oxymoron term that was created to deceive us. But, it may be valid if you consider the Christianity made up by Kabbalah-Freemasonry, then it would be “Judeo-Masonic Christian,” which has nothing to do with the truth teaching of the Bible and the Word of our Messiah.
And, it seems that this was the beginning of Kabbalah also, although it may not have been called by that name yet. Nevertheless, it was the driving force of Judaism. Kabbalah, in Hebrew, means “receive,” and also means to “orally receive” with a connotation of strict secrecy. (Footnote -a.- 1. and 2.). The secret knowledge was orally taught, written in codes, numerologies, and symbols. The Pharisees were pretending to be pious and faithful Torah keepers, imposing impossible to keep man-made law on the people of the land, but in the shadow of darkness, they were secretly practicing the Babylonian satanic religion. I will not get into it now, but the the priests also practiced Kabbalah. I can say this because the current Talmud includes instructions for the priestly duties (Example), which is also a compilation of orally taught commentaries of Torah by sages of old from the days of Yeshua, called “Tannaim” (0 – 200 AD). Naturally, Talmud is also highly influenced by Kabbalah (The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today by Elizabeth Dilling).
Oral Transmission of Secrets and Traditions
Their rational for the superiority of the Talmud over Torah, as they say, is based on the Biblical account of the establishment of the first Covenant between YHVH and the Israelites. That is when the Law was given to the Israelites. The kabbalists believe that the 70 elders, later called the Sanhedrin, of all the Twelve Tribes were the mediators at the Mount Sinai and heard God speak, which was in addition to what Moses wrote down. Therefore, In Judaism, they believe that there is a written Torah of Moses (“Torah Scroll”), “Oral Torah,” and then Kabbalistic “Hidden Torah.” When they are all combined, it is the full revelation of the Torah.
This idea alone should sound an alarm to any serious students of the Bible, and cause us to avoid believing anything else Judaism teaches. They say that all the important “secret” knowledge was orally given to the elders, and was not written down by Moses. And, that is what the teaching of Talmud is, and that is what has been orally transmitted through the generations, thus “the tradition of elders.” The account is recorded in Exodus 19, and “the seventy elders” is mentioned inExodus 24:1, 9 Numbers 11:16, Numbers 11:24-25 Ezekiel 8:11. But, remember, they usurped the word and added their own meanings.
The following scripture is one of the strongest biblical evidence of the Kabbalah practice of the Seventy Elders of the House of Israel. ” Ezekiel was translated to Jerusalem from Babylon to witness this. “the image of jealousy” is that which provokes jealousy of YHVH their God, and most likely to be the image of Ashtharoth, which was erected probably by Manasseh the wicked king (Commentary on Ezekiel 8:3, Pg. 1273, Ririe’s Study Bible NKJV, 1995).
The Book of Zohar
Also, in Kabbalah, Hebrew letters and words were highly symbolic and with esoteric meanings, as shown in this Gnostic Kabbalah teaching blog, as an example. They are also coded with gematria, which is the numerology. Kabbalah Book of Zohar is said to be full of numerological codings hidden in Hebrew letters and geometrical symbols. I have not examined the Book of Zohar yet, so I cannot tell you much about it. And, I am not sure if I ever will, because it is so evil and incomprehensible anyway.
Christians often think that learning Hebrew and gematria are cool things. In fact, done rightly, studying biblical Hebrew (but not gematria) will certainly help us understand the scripture better. But, one must be very careful, when taught by Messianic rabbis and Hebraic Roots teachers, it is heavily kabbalistic. It means that they are teaching esoteric knowledge that has nothing to do with the original truth of the Five Books of Moses. Many of us tend to get too impressed by their esoteric knowledge, and also out of our respect for the Hebrew Scripture, get deceived by them easily. I say repeatedly in many of my articles and in this one, they have Hi-Jacked many aspects of our heritage and replaced with theirs. Hebrew language is not an exception either. Many scholars believe that the language and letters have significantly changed since the Babylonian exile, also through the Post-Exilic era. And, after it almost died, the modern Khazarian kabbalistic Jews have been the only group that revived Hebrew language and have been using it and completely controlling what is available to the public in terms of the archaeological findings and scholastic materials. We must be aware of all these things.
The following image is only one of the endless list of examples of how the kabbalists corrupted the Hebrew language. They have twisted and symbolized literally everything about the language and used for magical tools, spell casting symbols, talismans, astrological charms, and more. This celestial alphabets are based on the Hebrew letters, and modified as if stars are connected in certain ways, such as constellations, and still used by witches and warlocks to cast spells on others and control them. The following examples are also called “Angel Scripts” (of course, it means ‘fallen angels’) and “Witch Alphabets,” and there seem to be also many other kinds. For an example of how they are used, take a quick look at this article: “Control You Life with Witchcraft and Paganism.”
This also shows us the fact that Kabbalah is the undercurrent of many occult religions.
However, I must mention that I still trust our Father for preserving His incorruptible Word in all this chaos, as He is the One who planned all these dramas, and He is the Mighty One who executes them with His unsearchable wisdom, providence, and everlasting faithfulness. We can tell by the “perfect” Word of God, the Bible, we have received. We want to study Biblical Hebrew whenever we can, but not by the way the kabbalists do, but by the simple and honest way with the lexicons and grammar books.
So, this is the summary of what I have learned about Kabbalah’s background. I will share more little by little in my future articles.
But even now, I would like you to know that this mystery religion is alive and well TODAY and all around us. This is the same mysticism that almost all false teachers and false prophets are coming from and base they false teachings on. We must be alert and diligent in recognizing and identifying the evidence of Kabbalah in everything. Most of the corporate logos, TV commercials, ministry logos, art designs, and even government related logos feature some kind of Kabbalah symbolism, revealing us of their affiliation with and allegiance to the Illuminati and Lucifer.
I know, it is difficult to wrap our mind around it sometimes, and I understand that it might take a little bit of time for a paradigm shift. When I reveal this truth, I often get some angry and hostile reactions, because of the threat to people’s belief systems they have come to depend on. Well … I am not making this up and telling this to disturb people in their sleep for fun, but I am simply doing my job as a messenger of the truth and facts, as my expression of love for our Father and His people. You can yell at me (in writing), curse me (some actually do), and kick me (not happened yet) . but sorry, it is the reality that whole world is deceived, owned, and controlled, by this cabal. Attacking the messenger, or even killing her, will not change anything, rather we have to change our attitude and repent, swallow the pride, and receive the truth humbly from our Father.
1 John 5:19
(19) We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
This may shock many of you, but not only the Messianic and Hebrew Roots Movements that have been driven by the kabbalists, but also the Church and the hundreds of denominations we know as Christianity have been largely run by kabbalistic Freemasonry organizations. Their symbolism is loud and clear, telling us the truth.
My brothers and sisters, please be aware that WE HAVE BEEN DECEIVED BY THEM for hundreds of years. We already have been. It is not a new threat on us, but we are NOW deceived, and must come out of it now (Rev 18:4). Your favorite teacher on TV or on YouTube may be, and highly likely to be, a false teacher. Be alert and not be complacent.
Kabbalah: An Overview
Kabbalah is the name applied to the whole range of Jewish mystical activity. While codes of Jewish law focus on what it is God wants from man, kabbalah tries to penetrate deeper, to God's essence itself.
There are elements of kabbalah in the Bible, for example, in the opening chapter of Ezekiel, where the prophet describes his experience of the divine: ". the heavens opened and I saw visions of God. I looked and lo, a stormy wind came sweeping out of the north-a huge cloud and flashing fire, surrounded by a radiance and in the center of the fire, a gleam as of amber" (1:1,4). The prophet then describes a divine chariot and the throne of God.
The rabbis of the Talmud regarded the mystical study of God as important yet dangerous. A famous talmudic story tells of four rabbis, Azzai, Ben Zoma, Elisha ben Abuyah, and Akiva who would meet together and engage in mystical studies. Azzai, the Talmud records, "looked and went mad [and] Ben Zoma died." Elisha ben Abuyah became a heretic and left Judaism. Rabbi Akiva alone "entered in peace and left in peace." It was this episode, the later experiences of individuals who became mentally unbalanced while engaging in mystical activities, and the disaster of the false Messiah Shabbetai Zevi that caused seventeenth-century rabbis to legislate that kabbalah should be studied only by married men over forty who were also scholars of Torah and Talmud. The medieval rabbis wanted the study of kabbalah limited to people of mature years and character.
The most famous work of kabbalah, the Zohar, was revealed to the Jewish world in the thirteenth century by Moses De Leon, who claimed that the book contained the mystical writings of the second-century rabbi Simeon bar Yochai. Almost all modern Jewish academic scholars believe that De Leon himself authored the Zohar, although many Orthodox kabbalists continue to accept De Leon's attribution of it to Simeon bar Yochai. Indeed, Orthodox mystics are apt to see Bar Yochai not so much as the Zohar's author as the recorder of mystical traditions dating back to the time of Moses. The intensity with which Orthodox kabbalists hold this conviction was revealed to me once when I was arguing a point of Jewish law with an elderly religious scholar. He referred to a certain matter as being in the Torah, and when I asked him where, he said: "It's in the Zohar. Is that not the same as if it was in the Torah itself?"
The Zohar is written in Aramaic (the language of the Talmud) in the form of a commentary on the five books of the Torah. Whereas most commentaries interpret the Torah as a narrative and legal work, mystics are as likely to interpret it "as a system of symbols which reveal the secret laws of the universe and even the secrets of God" (Deborah Kerdeman and Lawrence Kushner, The Invisible Chariot, p. 90). To cite one example, Leviticus 26 records "a carrot and a stick" that God offers the Jewish people. If they follow his decrees, He will reward them. But if they spurn them, God will "set His face" against the people: "I will discipline you sevenfold for your sins. " and "I will scatter you among the nations" (26:28, 33). At the chapter's conclusion, God says: "Yet, even then, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them or spurn them so as to destroy them, breaking My covenant with them, for I am the Lord, their God" (26:44).
On this series of admonitions, the Zohar comments: "Come and see the pure love of the Blessed Holy One for Israel. A parable: There was a king who had a single son who kept misbehaving. One day he offended the king. The king said, 'I have punished you so many times and you have not [changed]. Now look, what should I do with you? If I banish you from the land and expel you from the kingdom, perhaps wild beasts or wolves or robbers will attack you and you will be no more. What can I do? The only solution is that I and you together leave the land.' So . . . the Blessed Holy One said as follows: 'Israel, what should I do with you? I have already punished you and you have not heeded Me. I have brought fearsome warriors and flaming forces to strike at you and you have not obeyed. If I expel you from the land alone, I fear that packs of wolves and bears will attack you and you will be no more. But what can I do with you? The only solution is that I and you together leave the land and both of us go into exile. As it is written, 'I will discipline you,' forcing you into exile but if you think that I will abandon you, Myself too [shall go] along with you."'
There are many strands of teaching in the kabbalah. Medieval kabbalists, for example, were wont to speak of God as the En Sof (That Which Is Without Limit). The En Sof is inaccessible and unknowable to man. But God reveals Himself to mankind through a series of ten emanations, sefirot, a configuration of forces that issue from the En Sof . The first of these sefirot is keter (crown) and refers to God's will to create. Another sefira, binah (understanding), represents the unfolding in God's mind of the details of creation, while hesed (loving­kindness) refers to the uncontrolled flow of divine goodness. Most of the sefirot are regarded as legitimate objects for human meditation they represent a way in which human beings can make contact with God. Through contemplation and virtuous deeds, human beings can also bring down the divine grace to this world.
The greatest scholar and historian of kabbalah in this century was the late Professor Gershom Scholem of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Scholem, himself a nonobservant Jew, was fond of explaining how he became attracted to so esoteric a discipline: "My decision to study Jewish mysticism came the day I visited the home of a famous German rabbi, a person with a reputation for scholarship in the kabbalah. Seeing on his shelf some mystical texts with intriguing titles, I had, with all the enthusiasm of youth, asked the rabbi about them. 'This junk,' the rabbi had laughed at me. 'I should waste time reading nonsense like this?' It was then . . . that I decided here was a field in which I could make an impression. If this man can become an authority without reading the text, then what might I become if I actually read the books?"
As a rule, mekubbalim (people who actively study and practice kabbalah) are skeptical of men like Scholem, who studied kabbalah as a university discipline and not from a personal conviction of its truth. One mekubbal, Rabbi Abraham Chen, declared on one occasion before a seminar of Scholem's students: "A scholar of mysticism is like an accountant: He may know where all the treasure is, but he is not free to use it." A precisely opposite view on the value of kabbalah was taken by the late Professor Saul Lieberman, the great Talmud scholar of the Jewish Theological Seminary. In an introduction to a lecture Scholem delivered at the seminary, Lieberman said that several years earlier, some students asked to have a course here in which they could study kabbalistic texts. He had told them that it was not possible, but if they wished they could have a course on the history of kabbalah. For at a university, Lieberman said, "it is forbidden to have a course in nonsense. But the history of nonsense, that is scholarship."
Lieberman's caustic comment aside, kabbalah has long been one of the important areas of Jewish thought. Ideas that many contemporary Jews might think of as un-Jewish sometimes are found in the kabbalah, most notably, the belief in reincarnation (gilgul neshamot). Between 1500 and 1800, Scholem has written, "kabbalah was widely considered to be the true Jewish theology," and almost no one attacked it. With the Jewish entrance into the modern world, however-a world in which rational thinking was more highly esteemed than the mystical-kabbalah tended to be downgraded or ignored. In recent years, there has been an upsurge of interest in kabbalah, and today it is commonly studied among Hasidic Jews, and among many non­-Orthodox Jews who are part of the counterculture.
Sources: Joseph Telushkin. Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History. NY: William Morrow and Co., 1991. Reprinted by permission of the author.
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Kabbalah Timeline - History
Let's continue our discussion of the "Famine of God's Words." We learned that the "Famine" started with the destruction of the 2nd Temple, and the writing and hiding of the Holy Zohar, the main textbook of Kabbalah. Now we continue.
In the 13th century, A Spanish Kabbalist named Moses De Leon (1240 -1305) found and published the Zohar in the year 1270. The Zohar became the root of all subsequent writings of Kabbalah. One thousand two-hundred years (1,200) years passed before the Zohar finally saw the light of day, just as Rabbi Shimon predicted.
This publication of the Zohar went unnoticed by the world. But it was a significant turning point for Mankind, as the Light of the Zohar radiated into the world for the first time in history. The powerful light of the Zohar saved the world out of the Dark Ages.
Many Christian scholars also believed that the Zohar contained proofs of the truth of Christianity. There were analogies existing between the teachings of the Zohar and Christian dogmas, such as the fall and redemption of man, and the dogma of the Trinity.
The Zohar predicts tremendous scientific progress starting in the year 1840 AD, which is the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The Zohar claims that the Scientific and Technological progress will prepare the world for the coming of the Messiah. But according to the principles of the Ten Sefirot, the start of the preparation for the kingship of Messiah already began in the year 1740 AD.
In the 16th century, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, resulted in an influx of Jewish sages to the Holy City of Safed in Galilee, Israel. Safed became the center from which the Kabbalah was further developed.
The Master Kabbalist ARIZAL after studying the Zohar, produced an advanced type of Kabbalah, called the LURIANIC KABBALAH . The writings of the Arizal contain all the keys to the celestial vision of Kabbalah as witnessed at Sinai and by all the prophets.
The Arizal also declared that, " It is a Mitzvah to reveal this wisdom." This means that although until the period of the Arizal, the Kabbalah was known only by a chosen few, the time had come for the secret teachings of the Kabbalah to be taught in the general public.
But in spite of the increasing availability of kabbalistic literature, anyone who wanted to grasp the system required vast scholarship as well as strong resolve. There was no such thing as an introductory primer. Kabbalists at this point in time still made Kabbalah difficult to access by the strict qualifications required of a student. In other words, Kabbalah was prohibited to the public, except for a few selected students. The overall result is that the vast majority of contemporary Jews have little knowledge of their own immensely rich Kabbalah tradition. And the Christians have zero knowledge about this Kabbalah.
- I have found it written that all that has been decreed Above forbidding open involvement in the Wisdom of Truth [Kabbalah] was [only meant for] the limited time period until the year 5,250 (1490 C.E). From then on after is called the "Last Generation", and what was forbidden is [now] allowed.
- And permission is granted to occupy ourselves in the [study of] Zohar. And from the year 5,300 (1540 C.E.) it is most desirable that the masses both those great and small [in Torah], should occupy themselves [in the study of Kabbalah], as it says in the Raya M'hemna [a section of the Zohar]. And because in this merit King Mashiach will come in the future – and not in any other merit – it is not proper to be discouraged [from the study of Kabbalah]." -- Rabbi Avraham Azulai
- "From the year 1540 and onward, the basic levels of Kabbalah must be taught publicly to everyone, young and old. Only through Kabbalah will we forever eliminate war, destruction, and man's inhumanity to his fellow man." -- The Mercy of Abraham
The 18th century saw an explosion of new efforts in the writing and spread of Kabbalah by well-known rabbis working in different areas of Europe:
The Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760)
Master Kabbalist, Baal Shem Tov reinforced the directive to publicize this knowledge as a prelude to the return (2nd coming) of Christ, the Age of Redemption. This is the era when the E arth will be filled with the knowledge of God as the water covers the sea (Isaiah 11:9). He spread teachings based on the Arizal foundations, simplifying the Kabbalah for the common man. He also founded Chassidism => T he movement stressing the practical application of Kabbalah principles to daily life.
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (1772 - 1810)
As the great-grandson of the Baal Shem Tov, Rebbe Nachman revitalized and further expanded the latter's teachings. Rebbe Nachman emphasized study of both Kabbalah and serious Torah scholarship to his disciples. He rejected the idea of hereditary Hasidic dynasties and taught that each Hasid must "search for the tzaddik ('saintly/righteous person')" for himself—and within himself.
- "He that is able to understand secrets of the Torah and does not try to understand them will be judged harshly,may God have mercy". (The Vilna Gaon, Even Shlema, 8:24).
- "The Redemption will only come about through learning Torah, andthe essence of the Redemption depends upon learning Kabbalah" (The Vilna Gaon, Even Shlema, 11:3).
A Talmudic scholar who concluded that there was a need for the public teaching and study of Kabbalah. He established a yeshiva for Kabbalah study and actively recruited outstanding students. Some of his most important works such as Derekh Hashem survive and are used as a gateway to the world of Kabbalah.
KABBALAH IN THE MODERN MESSIANIC ERA
One of the most influential sources spreading Kabbalistic teachings have come from the massive growth and spread of Chassidism, a movement begun by the Baal Shem Tov, and continued in many branches and streams until today. These groups all emphasize the study of mystical Chasidic texts, which now consists of a vast literature devoted to elaborating upon the long chain of Kabbalistic thought and methodology.
- "A person who is capable of comprehending the Seder hishtalshelus (kabbalistic secrets concerning the higher spiritual spheres) - and fails to do so - cannot be considered a human being. At every moment and time one must know where his soul stands. It is a mitzvah (commandment) and an obligation to know the seder hishtalshelus" -- Rabbi Shmuel Schneersohn
- "Due to the alienation from the "secret of God" [i.e. Kabbalah], the higher qualities of the depths of Godly life are reduced to trivia that do not penetrate the depth of the soul. When this happens, the most mighty force is missing from the soul of nation and individual, and Exile finds favor essentially.
- We should not negate any conception based on rectitude and awe of Heaven of any form - only the aspect of such an approach that desires to negate the mysteries and their great influence on the spirit of the nation. This is a tragedy that we must combat with counsel and understanding, with holiness and courage." -- Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook Orot 2
Kabbalistic texts composed prior to Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag whether the Bible, the Zohar, and others are practically hard to understand for a beginner. This is because they are mostly written in a way that only other Kabbalists can understand. These Kabbalists of the past studied and taught Kabbalah in a concealed manner.
Therefore, Ashlag, a great follower of the Arizal, developed an easy method to the study of Kabbalah, and wrote books intended specifically for our times. His goal was to make the study of Kabbalah understandable and accessible to every human being with the desire to know the meaning of life. This means that for the first time in history, he presented Kabbalah in an easy way that will reveal and clarify Kabbalah teachings to the masses.
This was because Ashlag saw that the Evil Inclination in people (Yetzer Hara, human egoism, selfishness) would rise to an altogether new height in this E nd- T ime era . This causes people to suffer internally (fears, worries, offenses, uncertainties, etc.) as their lives seem meaningless and confused. For an in-depth explanation of this subject, please see: The MESSIANIC KABBALAH WISDOM: The Powerful Antidote to the Evil Inclination.
2000 AD: SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION BEGINS. The End of the " Famine of God's Words ." The Beginning of " NO MORE DELAY ."
- . THERE WILL NO LONGER BE DELAY. (Rev 10:6 Hebrew Names Version)
- . The [concealment of the] M ystery of God should be [ended] finished,as He has declared to His servants the P rophets. (Rev 10:7)
From the above history of Jewish Kabbalah, Jesus Christ was never mentioned or included. This is to be expected because, generally speaking, the Jewish Kabbalists do not believe in Jesus Christ as the Messiah, and they despise the New Testament. Therefore, the traditional Jewish Kabbalah lacks the new and more sublime Kabbalistic Truths and revelations from CHRIST Jesus and His Apostles. Although, the Jews has their own Jewish Kabbalah, the Messianic Kabbalah Wisdom was not revealed to them.
Without the Kabbalah Wisdom of the Messiah, the genuine Jewish Kabbalah is incomplete and dangerous Satan and Demons can use it to deceive and destroy People, Churches, Religions, and Nations. But, in Messianic Kabbalah, Satan and Demons run away from it because of the presence of the Holy King Messiah (Christ).
Nevertheless, God's Messianic Kabbalah is connected to Jewish Kabbalah. The main difference between Messianic Kabbalah and Jewish Kabbalah is the LORD CHRIST JESUS, who is the Messianic Kabbalah Wisdom in Person!
And as prophesied in Isaiah 46:11, the "MAN FROM THE FAR EAST" was also revealed with the lifting of the prohibition to study the Holy Zohar in public! This God-Chosen Man was revealed to be a Filipino!
God, then , gave Mr. LOPE COLUMNA His Counsel, which is the supernal Messianic Kabbalah Wisdom. God, then inspired Mr. Columna to call this kind of Kabbalah as the "Messianic Kabbalah" to differentiate it from the unholy Kabbalah and its impure branches that the world has known. Messianic Kabbalah means the Kabbalah of the Messiah, who is Jesus Christ.
Thus, Mr. Columna was commissioned by God to "EXECUTE" or RESTORE and PREACH God's TRUE GOSPEL of MESSIANIC KABBALAH WISDOM to fulfill the prophecies of Isaiah 46:11, Malachi 4:5-6, Luke 1:17, Matthew 24:14, and Revelation 14:6.
M r. LOPE COLUMNA, who is now the Messianic-Kabbalist of the BRIDE OF CHRIST MINISTRY OF LIFE became the pioneer in the world to teach and preach God's MESSIANIC KABBALAH GOSPEL to the general public. This means teaching the complete Bible Messianic Kabbalah education to the masses, especially to the Billions of Christians and Jews.
In performing this Messianic Kabbalah work, Mr. Columna incorporates everything in his Messianic Kabbalah study, lectures, writing, and preaching. This means using all resources, including, but not limited to: all about the Holy Zohar , the Oral Torah , and the Written Torah (Bible) with the New Testament , etc.
Mr. Columna also expects additional revelations from GOD THE FATHER and JESUS CHRIST, via the HOLY SPIRIT (John 16:12-13, 1Cor 2:9-10) .
In the year 5770 (2009-2010), Mr. Columna established his presence in the Internet via the BRIDE OF CHRIST MINISTRY with the MESSIANIC KABBALAH REVOLUTION, The MARRIAGE AND FAMILY UNIVERSE, and the COLUMNA MESSIANIC RESEARCH blogs. The world's most advanced and truthful BIBLE EXPLAINER and REVELATOR blog was also added later.
With the Messianic Kabbalah Revolution Movement, many Christians in the Philippines and in other countries heard for the first time in their lives the word "Messianic Kabbalah." Others were resistant at first due to the negative influence of the "other Kabbalah" that deals with occultism, magic and witchcraft.
With the Messianic Kabbalah Revolution Movement, we hope that the global preaching of this True Gospel of Messianic Kabbalah Wisdom (Matthew 24:14), God's People and the whole world can be prepared for the glorious return of the King Messiah Christ Jesus. And with less human sufferings, destruction, and death, as less as possible.
With the opening of the Messianic Kabbalah secrets to the public, we have now entered the time period of " no more delay " in human history. We are truly living in the very serious but exciting time in mankind's history! For now is our salvation nearer than when we believed (Rom 13:11).
Now, we can narrow our focus to know the exact " day or the hour ," that Christ will return (Matthew 25:13)! Only those Christians and Jews that know the Messianic Kabbalah Wisdom of the Messiah (Christ) are the ones blessed to know the exact time of Christ's return, and be part of the first resurrection!
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At the center of the article is a small, forgotten compendium, which holds five Kabbalistic texts from the 13th century. While some of the items included in it have been previously discussed in the academic study, their gathering and deliberate editing into the compendium in question has not yet been revealed. Although these texts reflect acquaintance with different theosophical patterns, they were nevertheless read and understood together as a whole. The article offers a reconstruction of the compendium outline, a review of the academic research devoted to each of its items, and a suggestion for rethinking the meaning of the texts as part of their incorporation into the new complex. The second part of the article is devoted to the use of R. Bahya ben Asher in the compendium in question. Through a comparative study and the use of philological tools, it is proven that the compendium was edited before 1291 – a year associated with the composition of Bahya’s Commentary on the Torah. Much like the fascinating editing of the compendium by the unknown 13th century editor, so did Bahya processed the materials that came to him, and the same processed texts that he found in the compendium were further processed when re-edited into his own writings. This part of the article also includes an interpretive study of the placement of the texts within the broader contexts of Bahya’s writings, against the background of contemporary textual parallels. Attached to the article is a critical edition of the compendium.
במוקד המאמר ניצב ילקוט קטן ונשכח, המחזיק חמשה חיבורים קבליים מן המאה י"ג. בעוד שכמה מן הפריטים שנכללו בו נידונו בעבר בספרות המחקר, טרם נחשפה אגידתם יחד ועריכתם ביד מכוונת לכדי הילקוט הנידון. שחזור הילקוט הנעשה כאן לראשונה, מאפשר להסביר את האופן שבו טקסטים שנתחברו במקור במחוזות שונים, ואשר משקפים היכרות עם תבניות תיאוסופיות שונות, נקראו והובנו כמכלול, ואף נערכו במחשבה תחילה תוך פירוש האחד באמצעות משנהו. את הנוסח הייחודי להופעת הטקסטים שנאגדו בילקוט, ניתן מעתה להסביר לאור חשיפת היותם חלק ממכלול ברור ומוגדר. חלקו הראשון של המאמר כולל את שחזור קווי המתאר של הילקוט, עיון בתולדות המחקר שהוקדש עד כה לכל אחד מפריטיו, ודיון המציע חשיבה מחודשת על פשר מיקומם ומשמעותם של כל אחד מן הטקסטים כחלק מן המכלול החדש שבו הוצבו. חלקו השני של המאמר מוקדש לשימושו של רבנו בחיי בן אשר בילקוט הנידון. באמצעות עיון משווה ושימוש בכלי מחקר פילולוגיים, מוכח כי הילקוט נערך כבר לפני שנת נ"א (1291) – עת חיבור ביאורו של בחיי על התורה. בדומה לעריכה המרתקת שעברו פריטי הילקוט בידי העורך העלום, כך גם בחיי עיבד את החומרים שעמדו לפניו, ואותם טקסטים מעובדים שמצא בילקוט עברו עתה עיבוד נוסף, עת שנערכו מחדש לכדי כתביו שלו. חלק זה של המאמר כולל גם עיון פרשני-רוחבי בפשר הצבתם של הטקסטים בהקשרים נרחבים יותר בכתביו של בחיי, על רקע מקבילות טקסטואליות בנות הזמן. למאמר נספחת מהדורה מוערת של הילקוט.