The Crown of Philadelphia

 

In the book of Revelation, Rabbi Yeshua had given John (Yochanan) a coded message for the people of the New Jerusalem congregation. Verse 11 is a coded statement that should be decoded so that all the true followers of Rabbi Yeshua may know the truth. He cryptically stated, “I am coming soon; hold fast what you have so that no one may seize your crown” (Revelation 3:11, RSV).

The entire Holy Bible is written in coded language. Only the people who keep the Torah and believe in Rabbi Yeshua can understand the true teachings of God. Things are happening now all over the world that shows us Adon Yeshua the Son of God is coming soon. We are having a global pandemic at this time. In the USA, Big Tech, Mainstream Media and the leftist democrats had stolen the US Election from President Donald Trump in a CCP-led coup d’ etat.

The inhabitants living in the face of planet earth need at this time protection from the children of Satan the Devil. It is only our Lord God that can give shelter and protection to the people that are constantly striving to keep up with the righteousness of the coming Kingdom of God.

There is a law in the Torah of Moses that admonished the followers of God to always cover their head. Cover your head, Yehudim.

 

 

The head covering of the Jews is called kippa or yarmulke, and one of the sources of pride and honor of the Jewish people. Wearing a head covering always is one of the commandments of God written in the Torah of Moses but the Jews that are keeping them do not bother at all in telling where in the Bible it is written. Just like the law of the Sabbath, the Jews do not bother teaching the commandment of God about the wearing of the kippa to their own Jewish brethren for they are already keeping it for thousands of years.

The Christians and the rest of the Gentile people on earth do not have a custom or tradition about head covering like those that keep the commandments of God and the teachings (testimony) of Yeshua HaMashiach. The Jewish people wear covering on their heads in keeping with the mitzvot (commandments) of God written in the Law of Moses. When ask about the kippah, a Jew would often respond by saying that the hat makes him feel as if God is always watching over him, which is true and correct. God protects and blesses the people on earth that always follow and keep His commandments.

It has been observed and said that the Jewish people control most of the finances of this world. Could this be true because the Jewish people wear head covering always for that is the commandment God has given them being His priests and ministers on earth?

If that is really the case, can anyone question the Jews for keeping to themselves the truth about the teaching of God concerning their head covering?

It is written in 1Corinthians 11:4, “Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoreth his head.” When one considers this verse without understanding its true biblical context, he will often come to the conclusion that God does not want man to wear a head covering on his head. But many do not realize that the man that had written this verse always had a head covering on his head because he was Jewish. This was the same person that wrote to those that believed in Yeshua the Promised Messiah of God to keep their women silent during Sabbath worship services and always with head covering.

 

Jewish People with crown or head covering on their heads

 

Paul the apostle is Jewish in most of his beliefs and teachings. The writers of Biblical commentaries that claimed wearing a head covering on the head is wrong did not really understand what they were writing about. That has always been the case with all the Christian leaders that continue with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church that Rabbi Yeshua had started a new religion (Christianity). They promoted the idea that Yeshua had left Judaism the religion of the Jewish people. The truth is it was the Roman Catholic Church or the so-called Early Christianity that abandoned Judaism in order to save their miserable lives from the persecution of Rome.

Concerning the head covering and the verse that Paul the Apostle had written, if it is really true that God does not want us to cover our head, why do the Catholic bishops all over the world wear a red head covering on their heads?

There is something that the religious leaders of this world are not telling their own people. The Jewish people do not want the Gentiles to know the truth about their religious head covering. The Roman Catholic priests are not also telling the members of their Church to wear head covering.

 What really the commandment of God about head covering is?

Why did Yeshua and His apostles wear the Jewish head covering (kippa or yarmulke) while those that profess faith in the name of Yeshua HaMashiach are not doing the same thing?

When God had chosen the children of Israel as His own people on earth, He told them that they will become His royal priesthood on earth. “And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel” (Exodus 19:3-6, KJV).

Israel is a Holy Nation before the eyes Adonai Eloheinu for God made the people of Israel His priests on earth. On this concept, the Jewish people on earth are told by their sages that what is good for the priest is good also for the ordinary people. Except for those commandments that could bring sudden death or punishment to the ordinary people, all of us in Israel follow the commandments that God has given to the priests. The Jewish sages allegedly said all the children of Israel are part of the Temple priesthood. If one has been chosen by God as His priests on earth like what is written in the book of Revelation then certainly he has a much better reason to keep and follow the commandments of God for the priesthood.

The fact is when Yeshua the Promised Messiah of God had implicitly told the priests according to the lineage of Aaron that they will be replaced soon, God has brought back the firstborn sons of Israel in service before Him. Those people that believe in Yeshua and have been baptized in the name of Yeshua HaMashiach have, in fact, entered into the Church of the Firstborn Children of Israel (Hebrew 12:23). In Revelation 1:6, we are told that the members of the Church of the Firstborn or those that believe in Adon Yeshua and keep the Law of Moses can become kings and priests of God today.

Do kings walk on earth without a crown on their head?

What about the priests of the Most High God?

Can the priests do the work of God on earth without a head covering or a cap?

 

 The Teaching of the Torah

 

In Leviticus 10:6, God had told the priestly children of Aaron, “Your heads ye do not uncover…” (Young’s Literal Translation). Those people that truly serve and minister before God are commanded to keep their head covered with mitres, turbans or caps. John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible tells us, “that is, do not take off your mitre, as the Septuagint version; or the bonnets which they wore in the time of their ministry; for the Jewish priests always had their mitres and bonnets on when they sacrificed; in imitation of which, the Heathens had their heads covered when they offered their sacrifices…” (Lev. 10:6, e-sword software).

The Jewish people are following only the commandments of God for the priests to have their heads covered always when they don skullcaps everyday. In the Torah, the skullcap for the priests is written as cap or bonnet.

Take a note of this particular commandment of God for His priests concerning the head covering.

They also made the coats, woven of fine linen, for Aaron and his sons, and the turban of fine linen, and the caps of fine linen, and the linen undergarments of fine twined linen, and the sash of fine twined linen and of blue and purple and scarlet yarns, embroidered with needlework, as the LORD had commanded Moses” (Exodus 39:27-29, ESV).

The true priests of Adonai Eloheinu and Yeshua HaMashiach should wear caps on their heads otherwise they are no priests and ministers of God at all.

Traditionally, the male Jews wear skullcaps on their heads on account of the mitzvah (commandment) of God written in the Torah (Law) of Moses. Rabbi Yeshua had also worn a skullcap, and so were the rest of His apostles and disciples for they were all Jewish.

 

The True Teaching of Paul (Shaul)

 

Why then, Paul wrote in his letter, “Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered dishonors his head” (1Corinthians 11:4)?

If we are going to examine chapter 11 of 1 Corinthians carefully we will see the true context of verse 4. The Christian people have the habit of quoting verses from the Holy Bible and twisting it out of context to support their beliefs and practices. And that is the reason why many could not come to the true knowledge and understanding of God and His teachings.

The truth of the matter is Paul was speaking about our natural head covering known as HAIR not the Jewish skullcap. Men are not supposed to wear their natural head covering or their hair long.        

Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering” (1Corinthians 11:14-15).

The hair on our head is given by God as a covering for our head. The male children of Israel are commanded by God not to wear it long, especially the priests and ministers of God, then and now. “They shall not shave their heads or let their locks grow long; they shall surely trim the hair of their heads” (Ezekiel 44:20, ESV). God wanted us to always cut or trim our hair short, which is what Paul was saying in chapter 11 of 1 Corinthians.

Paul taught the Gentile converts at the Church in Corinth to follow the traditions of the Jewish people, and we do not have any traditions about our men wearing no head covering on their head. Only secular Jews do not wear a skull cap on their head. Jewish traditions tell us that the male Torah Observant Jews always wear head covering on their heads known as kippah or yarmulke.

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head…” (1Corinthians 11:1-4, ESV). 

There is a particular way that a man dishonors his head when it is covered in a particular way. When man wears the hair covering on his head long, it is a shame on him. When a Jew or a minister and priest of God walk on the street or be seen in open public with no head covering, he dishonors himself before God and before men, particularly when he is worshipping and praying to God. It is a shame on him.

In 1 Corinthians 11, the Greek word used for the English word ‘covered’ when it refers to a veil or a head covering that we put on our head is ‘katakalupto’. On the word ‘uncovered’ the Greek word is ‘akatakalupto.’ But in verse 4, the Greek word for ‘covered’ is not katakalupto but ‘katah’ and this Greek word is also translated as, ‘exceeding’, ‘beyond measure’, or ‘more.’ The Greek word that Paul had used is ‘kephale’ and it refers figuratively to the head or to what is on the head. In a sense, Paul was speaking figuratively when he wrote ‘katah kephale.’ Paul was actually referring to ‘more or exceeding hair’ or to ‘hair beyond measure.’

Literally this is what Paul was telling to the members of the Church at Corinth in 1 Corinthians 11:6, “Every man praying or prophesying, having ‘hair beyond measure’ dishonoureth his head.” Paul was writing against men having ‘LONG HAIR’ than what tradition is telling the chosen people of God to wear. He is not teaching against the wearing of the traditional Jewish kippa at all.

 

The Teaching of God and Yeshua about Head Covering

 

In the true Church of God that will become the Bride of the Lamb, men wear skullcaps for they are as Jewish as Yeshua and His twelve apostles.

Here is what Yeshua HaMashiach is telling the members of the New Jerusalem congregation, “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy CROWN” (Revelation 3:11, KJV).

The English word ‘crown’ in this verse is translated form the Greek word ‘stephanos.’ The stephanos on our head is a symbol of honor for being called and chosen as the priest of the Most High God. The Jewish skullcap is like that of a royal crown. It symbolizes our high calling before God.

In Judaism, covering one's head is a sign of respect for God. We sometimes look at the wearing of a kippah as a test of humility before God in spite of the fact that we feel like a king wearing that little hat on our head. It is part of our religious traditions that all male visitors to a synagogue (Jews and non - Jews alike) should wear a kippah or other head covering, although many religious women in the other movements of Judaism have taken to wearing them as well.

Even though there is really no law concerning the size of a Jewish head covering, in the book of Leviticus, there is a commandment applicable to the making of a kippah that is being observed and follows by all of the holy people of Israel. "You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind. You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor shall you wear a garment of cloth made of two kinds of material” (Leviticus 19:19, ESV). It is also written in the book of Deuteronomy, “You shall not wear cloth of wool and linen mixed together” (Deuteronomy 22:11, ESV). These two laws should be observed when one is making a covering for his head we called kippah.

Wear your crown proudly and let no man prevent you from keeping the commandment of God about our traditional Jewish head covering.

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