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Azazel & The Redeemer

Descrição: The author of the Book of Enoch brought much confusion to many good folk. Why struggle with nonsense?




“Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum Introduction  A journey into dark corners of your mind is about to begin. Permit the light of truth take hold of your mind. Most of us look beyond through the glass, but often God is found in that glass you bypass with your eyesight. The very revelation and inspiration comes from being presentminded. Anything complicated must be made plain and simple. The purpose of this record is to do exactly that. In this booklet you will discover freedom, which might intimidate you. As the word ‘intimidate’ suggests, this sort of uneasy feeling comes from that seed of timidity, even fear, another human might have planted. Therefore, if one wills, that fear can and even must be overcome. I think that the content of this booklet is for the daring, bold and adventurous. If you fall into this category you might be able to break the constraining shackles of another man’s religion and any well-organized rings of man’s limitations. Words are seeds and they are about to fall and be planted. You’ll be the judge if these seeds are worthy to be planted in the garden of your consciousness or not. You be the gardener. It is your life and your responsibility. Inventors experiment with the unknown for they seek either a cure for human ills or seek to help humanity. Just as the Scripture says, “those that seek find” the inventors eventually discover that which ignorance has obscured. Yet, there’s no excuse for ignorance. The fact remains; people choose ignorance just as they choose knowledge that saves or knowledge that brings death.  With all the risks involved, natural man embraces the new and builds trust, buys an in  vention or cure and applies it; sometimes to the detriment of one’s health. However, the supposedly spiritual people have been fed so much junk about fallen angels, devils, gods of  the dark world, that for them to cross that divide over to freedom takes much mu ch more than just an open mind. They must indeed overcome the man-made fear. From birth till death humans like to be scared by the unknown and they have created plenty of things to be spooked by. From fairytale books to movies, we have been fed fear and developed a mystical view of the world and with it also of God. In Him there is no fear for perfect love casts out all fear. Fear is purely man’s creation on the horizontal level; vertically speaking, God constantly seeks our attention, our dependence on Him and total trust,  which is indeed miraculous. I know it for a fact for I live by that trust and experience daily  miracles, which over time became quite normal.   The Israelites’ manna in the wilderness eventually ceased to be amusing, for all one needed to do was to just slip out one’s hand from underneath the tent and scoop that heavenly bread. One could feed on that all day long without ever getting up. This picture shows you that even the miraculous can become quite normal and mundane. Even if one keeps on crossing the Red Sea for a while, back and forth, one would also get tired of that miracle. Miracles affect our natural senses; that is the reason why we crave the sensational. Truth is never sensational. Or in other words, it does not only affect our senses, but also the entire human mechanism, which includes, mind, brain, soul, the vivifying soul (a place of divine inspiration), spirit and body.  Truth is spiritual; it is the correct measure of knowledge coming down to us from above from the realm of timelessness, oneness and absolute purity. Truth relates to our spiritual Page 2 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum man and hardly ever to our flesh. However, that is not to say that it does not affect the body, for indeed it does.   The heavenly truth liberates us from another man’s oppression, depression, affliction, pain and all sorts of diseases. It is indeed that Healing Balm of Gilead (reference to Jeremiah 8:22). Just like some viruses can make us sick, this ‘virus’ does the opposite; it brings health. Sin and its consequences  What is sin? Every religion on this planet has its own definition of sin. In the Christian tradition sin is often described as something bad, unclean, wicked and others say that it means missing the mark. What does the Bible say about sin?  The root-cause of sin is hurt, but there are grades and dimensions to the general notion of sin. Before I ask you the question ‘are you a sinner’ let me tell you where where and how this all started.  The most ‘popular sin’ is the original one, which supposedly, and again I stress ‘supposedly’ Adam and Eve had committed in the Garden of Eden. However, hardly anyone thinks about Adam and Eve as the unable-to-distinguish-YET-between-good-and-evil newborn babies. How could they know what’s right and wrong when they did not yet posses the necessary knowledge and the necessary contrast helping one distinguish between that which is right and that which is not? Indeed, God made Adam and Eve as newborn innocent children. No wonder that Jesus spoke of being converted and of becoming like children; for without this conversion no one would ever enter the heavenly kingdom. The heavenly kingdom is that same realm that Adam and Eve enjoyed before their transgression. The only way one can become like a child is by already being an adult. A child is not able to become like an adult, but an adult can humble him or herself and indeed become innocent like a child. It all comes down to our will, choice and decision.  Adam and Eve were born of God, innocent. The seed of innocence remained in them or even in their genes, so what remains now is a return to that original state. However, before  we can go there we must touch on many subjects that relate to sin, which religion seems to be quite busy with. I pray that your physical muscle, the brain, would become pliable or even plough-able so that the physical person might benefit from something that remains, to a large extent, on God’s side. God is Spirit; therefore no one can understand something without any beginning  or end with just the physical and time-restricted brain. It must be grasped with the supernal mind residing within our brain. Brain is brain and mind is mind; one is purely physical while the other can be called spiritual, if you will, or intuitive. It is like telling a newborn baby what’s right and wrong and what ‘YES’ or ‘NO’ mean, so was the injunction not to touch that tree. One should also note the fact that only THEN had God restricted access to the Tree of Life, not before. Again. It was not forbidden to eat of the Tree of Life, but only of the Tree of Knowledge, but after they ate of the tree of  Knowledge THEN they were prevented from reaching the Tree of Life. Why was it so? We shall soon learn.  The desire for either tree was not present yet. The very desire for that one particular tree,   which the Sovereign and the fully in-control God planned to create was not even alive. It  was after all the living creatures were named and Eve became Adam’s wife that the next row  of creation was about to unfold. That next row of events had to do with the creation of desires and with it the will. Without free will, a choice is not possible, nor any talk about loving  Page 3 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum someone. Love is not a dictatorship; and robot-like people could not love God the way He  wanted to be loved.  Animals graze and luxuriate on the green savannas, but do they love their Creator? The romantics and poets say that the jungle resonates with sounds of praise unto God, but those sounds are nothing more than mating calls emitted by creatures in need of propagation of  their own kind. Before Adam and Eve ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil they could not choose. It is this knowledge, which God alone possessed, that causes one to choose wisely  or stupidly. Therefore they had no clue about what is what. Yes, very much like newborns.  The teaching and learning process had then its beginning. Let me again stress the teaching and learning. Adam and Eve had to be taught so that they might love God through that choice, without which love loses all potency; love cannot be forced upon, it must be lavished freely and with affection.   Animals pass on their instinctive knowledge to their offspring, but then that learning  process stops. Animals act on something that once marked their genes and then they repeat it. When it comes to humans, the system seems similar, but only similar, for humans never stop acquiring knowledge.  Today, laws govern all developed societies and any transgression of that law carries various grades of consequences.  As laws change, humans adapt. Technology moves forward and the endless learning and human resourcefulness continues. However, there is one problem. People are less and less interested in the God given moral code, which they brand as religion, and do not study their Creator; I wonder why? Those in religion, hear and follow instructions, but do not study  Him on their own, lest any religious authority brands them in error. On one hand, we praise freedom, while on the other—in the process of gaining greater knowledge of our Maker and of the spiritual kind—we let timidity impede our progress. Please, forsake any timidity and rise above your fears. The cure is about to begin its work.  The Hebraic or biblical definition of sin is described as the way of pain. The way of sin is painful, thorny, but it’s not yet the end of the world. There is an antidote provided for sin and transgression, so powerful that when accepted, on God’s terms, sin ceases to exist. God’s anger is only expressed when someone is under His covenant; and that wrath comes because of His holy love. Holy love is very different from earthly love. In that love flesh plays no role. However, covenant plays the ultimate role. Because God is utterly holy, pure and completely righteous He may burst out in anger when the covenantal love is infringed upon. When someone interferes with that covenant, God’s holy anger may fall. As we study the scriptures we see that all words and acts of God, including His wrath, are always expressed through angels or an angel—Satan in particular. Satan serves God in His court of justice as prosecutor. While he prosecutes, accuses and finds fault, the Holy Spirit searches for the truth and Jesus intercedes acting as our Defender.  We did not hire that advocate and we do not need to pay large sums for this perfect lawyer; and indeed Jesus is that perfect lawyer for He came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it. (Reference to Matthew 5:17) Moreover, He had perfectly fulfilled it, not by reasoning with the judge or with the jury, but by taking the guilt upon Himself and willingly laying down His life for the entire world. (Reference to John 10:18) Page 4 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum [John 3:16] God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him  should not perish, but have eternal life.  Jesus compared the world to the field. (Matthew 13:38) God’s treasure is the good seed; His children sowed in the field; but there are also children of wrath, which Cain was. All imitators of Cain are called the tares. Moreover, Jesus stated (in Matthew 7:15-23) that not every  religious or pious person is His, but rather fruit or the outward manifestation that points to that reality. [Matthew 13:44] The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and  hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.  We see now, that Jesus paid the price and bought the entire field, but not necessarily for the field’s sake, but rather the treasures. That treasure is you and I, having fellowship right now. He loves the entire world, for He bought it. He did it because He found His precious sons and daughters in it. Therefore He had stated that He only came to find that which has been lost, or hidden. (Reference to Matthew 18:10-11)   Adam and Eve, after they transgressed God’s commandment, had to learn the consequences of their transgression and sin was the result. Not that they had sinned and then transgression was the result, but rather the other way around. Transgression can be corrected and after it has been corrected sin is no longer found. The power of sin is the law the Bible teaches, because it defines what sin is. Sin is powerless without the defining law. Eve gave birth in pain. Adam labored tilling the ground, which produced thistles and thorns. They watched Nechash (Hebrew name for the brass-like shiny being) turned into a slithering dust-eating serpent. Adam and Eve watched it in horror, which made a profound impact on them. To this very day we are fascinated with serpents and venomous creatures.  The point, however, is that Adam and Eve were not only horrified, but also ashamed. Without shame they would have no desire for each other, as a result they would not be able to procreate. [Note] It is always a good practice to study Scriptures in the original old Hebrew, which has no tenses. Those who have already embraced some form of theology have translated the Bible and therefore they view Scripture through a prism of their own theology. [End]  The very first sacrifice that took place was the slaying of an animal. A still dripping with blood hide God used as covering for their naked bodies. Ever since, people have sacrificed animals in order to cover their sins, or the way of pain, which they have chosen.  That choice of the pain trek was the wrong use of the God-given free agency we call the  WILL. With that free agency we chose not to return to God in repentance; and we chose not to overcome sin. The reason why we did not choose it is perhaps that we were mad at God? Right before Cain slew his brother Abel, God approached him saying: [Genesis 4:6-7] Then 4:6-7]  Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance   fallen? “If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at  the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.”  Page 5 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum Obviously the instructions were to sway Cain away from the intent of his heart in which hate found its lodging, making it most deceitful. (Reference to Jeremiah 17:9)  We see that God, quite frequently, had reached out to His creatures, yet their choice was not for Him or for His ways, but rather for their own, even the way of pain (sin). Most likely Cain was so wrathful because he was the firstborn; and Eve, who for the very  first time experienced childbirth pains, which she hated. That hate passed on to her firstborn son.  After Cain slew his brother God substituted Abel with Seth and only after the birth of  Seth’s son Enosh people started to call on the name of the Lord their God. In the seventh generation, however, there was a man who repented, returned to God and in turn God loved Him so much that He took him to the heavenly Eden alive. That man was Enoch.  The earth was cleansed with water through Noah’s flood, which we take the symbol of   water baptism from. In the flood the wicked and their wickedness drowned. In water baptism the old Adam is buried, or drowned, and the New Adam resurrected. Noah and his family came out of the water. Moses, the lawgiver, came out of the water.  Jesus, after being baptized by John the Baptist, came out of the water then Holy Spirit came upon Him.  Just as Seth was the replacement son for Abel, so after Jesus’ death and resurrection He sent us a comforter in His stead. He said that He would not leave us orphaned. His replacement was the Holy Spirit. On the Day of Pentecost He came like a mighty rushing wind and ever since we have been dealing with this supernatural intelligence.  The Offering of Azazel [Leviticus 16:8-10]  Aaron   Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats, one lot for the LORD and the other lot for the  scapegoat. “Then Aaron shall offer the goat on which the lot for the LORD fell, and make it a sin offering. But the goat on which the lot for the scapegoat fell shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make atone-  ment upon it, to send it into the wilderness as the scapegoat.”  Notice the words: cast lots. On Yom Kippur (Annual Day of Atonement) one goat was killed as a sin offering, the other was used to PLACE all the sins of Israel on it and then send it off into the wilderness. That scapegoat represents atonement itself, a removal of the sinful irritant (to God) from Israel.  Atonement is invalid if one animal remains dead. Atonement is made with the live animal. Here is the crux of the matter. Jesus accomplished nothing by being dead; even if He had laid His life down for us, what matters is that He took it back again and then presented that victorious life before the Father in the heavenly Holy Of Holies. [Romans 1:4] Jesus who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, ac-  cording to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord. [1 Corinthians 15:14] But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if  Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is i s vain, your faith also is vain. Page 6 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum [ 1 Corinthians 15:17] If Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.  YOU ARE STILL IN YOUR SINS. Atonement is made by the living scapegoat not by  the killed one, although death is involved. [Leviticus 16:20-22]“When he finishes atoning for the holy place and the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall offer the live goat. “Then Aaron shall lay both of his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess  over it all the iniquities of the sons of Israel and all their transgressions in regard to all their sins; and he  shall lay them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who stands  in readiness. The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to a solitary land; and he shall release the goat in  the wilderness.”   This relates to the following: [ 1 John 1:7 -10] If we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one  another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiv-  ing ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our  sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and  His word is not in us. IF we walk in light we are of one essence, even the light of truth, and His blood has the power to cleanse us from all sin. IF we deny having sinned, we are not of the truth, therefore  we are of this world and have nothing to do with the truth for we make no provision for His light to come in. IF we confess sin we humble the pride of life and make provision for His light, the truth and the atonement. IF we never admit sin by humbling the pride of life, then as if on purpose we make God a liar. It looks as though we do not want to believe in Him nor accept His terms of atonement. This is the fruit of a tare, for that’s exactly what Cain had done. Cain was alive when he turned his back to God and went his way. Abel could do nothing… he was dead. Sins of the Israelites were being confessed as it were to the scapegoat and then that goat  was sent off into the wilderness. Nonetheless, they had to be confessed.  We see that atonement is conditional however you look at it. Without confession and the humbling of the pride of life all religiousness is futile. Those who are quick to blame others for their own shortcomings, never accepting responsibility, walk in a self-made religion. However, if we love our God our Maker and our Father we then accept His sacrifice and His terms of atonement and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. Once a goat is killed it cannot be resurrected again can it? This Exactly symbolizes Jesus  who was the sin offering, died, but then was released from the grave.  The natural man has difficulties believing in something unnatural; like the virgin conception or resurrection from the dead. And that is exactly the sign, which shows that one uses only the physical part of the human agency trying to understand spiritual things. It is not my aim to make you believe in something illogical. Even in science theories must make sense and correlate to some degree. In other words, other scientists must also use their logical deduction in order to come to similar conclusions. And once these conclusions are reached we end up having at least two witnesses, which truth or fact is verified by. HowPage 7 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum ever, that fact or truth can change later on when better logical plausibility is presented. Better yet, when greater evidence arises pointing us into a still more precise area in our study. Any  previously believed hypothesis might have to be compromised in order to attain higher knowledge. Only in religion this method is not used but why, is beyond my comprehension. But if I must suppose I’d say that it’s a man-made fear. Keeping people uninformed and sort of glued to a mystery is the tactic often used.   We shall examine texts, not with a superstitious mind, but we will examine the exact meanings of what the Almighty is saying rather than what folklore has produced and seduced us with. I said that a killed goat cannot be brought back to life therefore two goats had to be used to portray the future picture, which already existed in the timeless sphere before God. [1 Peter 1:18-21]“…knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from   your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and  spotless, the blood of Christ. For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in  these last times for the sake of you who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead  and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.   The natural man thinks in terms of the limited-by-matter time. Man moves just as all planets do. By the very definition of a movement we understand life. Acts 17: 28 reads, “In  Him we live and move and exist.”  Anything infused with life moves; anything dead desists from any movement. It is so simple yet so complicated, but only for some. It is complicated because of attachments. Being flexible, movable and pliable is of the living substance. If the attachment to just the physical is strong, the attachment to the spiritual will be   weak. If the attachment to the spiritual is strong, then the attachment to the natural will gradually weaken. Generosity versus stinginess; generosity sees always more, while stinginess remains blind because it does not see anything beyond that which is at hand. Jesus portrayed it most exquisitely. [Matthew 10:39] He 10:39]  He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will   find it.  The accent is on his life, and then on who has lost his life for My sake. Not for one’s own sake, which would be selfish and self is always attached to the material things of the earth, but for Jesus’ sake, who was not attached to Himself, but to the Father.  Jesus often said that from Himself He could do nothing even He was unable to. (John 5:19. 30) [John 20:28-29]  Jesus 20:28-29]  Jesus cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, “You both know Me and know  where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know. “I  know Him, because I am from Him, and He sent Me.”  Page 8 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum Like a messenger that never speaks in his own name, but in the name of Him who had sent him was His manner of discourse. Understanding self, and selflessness is to understand time and eternity, attachment and detachment, love of self or love of God, etc. Most people struggle with these issues, never realizing what this struggle is all about. Our Maker knows how He made us; He knows how we tick; He is the watchmaker; He  winded it and it is He who keeps the reigns of time. The time of His appointed feasts is His clock.  At the appointed time God sent His Son just as He previously arranged for the correct markings, types and shadows that would point us in the right direction.  The serpent of brass in the wilderness and Azazel are the types of our Savior Jesus, but instead of examining these types we have twisted them to something spooky and actually  crazy, which we have seduced ourselves with, to this very day. He perpetually carries our sins. In other words Jesus acts as the filter between the Father and those that confess Him as their personal Lord and Savior. Once our sins are confessed  with sincere remorse, His blood keeps on washing us from our sins and transgressions until  we overcome and become pure.  The correlation with the demon notion  As it is being explained on the Last Reformation CD(s) these were the goat idols of the ancients, which came to Israel later on. [Leviticus 17:7] “They 17:7]  “They shall no longer sacrifice their sacrifices to the goat demons with which they play  the harlot. This shall be a permanent statute to them throughout their generations.”’  [Deuteronomy 32: 17] They 17]  They sacrificed to demons  (here translators omitted the word ‘goat’) who were not God, to gods whom they have not known, new gods who came lately, whom your fathers did not  dread. Obviously this was pure idolatry. Just as the worship of Nehushtan the brass serpent Moses made in the wilderness. Folks make up mythology out of the symbol of healing, restoration and salvation, but just a symbol. Symbols represent and point somewhere else. Because besides the main canon of the Bible there were also books, which the canon books allude to, it does not mean that the other books were right.  The ancient folk were seduced with the mystical just as many are today. Fairytales feed our children with the mystical, for children’s imaginations are like a sponge. But what if we would feed those little sponges something true and wise? I am sure we would raise geniuses and our progress would have accelerated beyond the  pace we see today. We have proven that already.  Teaching children the accurate and the true is just as interesting as fairytales, which they  must lay aside later on, but the time lost on undoing the first cannot be recovered. So why waste time seducing the mind with things we must part with anyway the moment a different reality takes up the prime residence in our minds? Let’s use the education of  truth and leave silly entertainment as silly and futile. The worst is when that silly entertainPage 9 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum ment is believed in as the absolute truth. That seduction is destructive and anyone brooding  in it will seduce others with the same, just to keep company. Darkness fellowships with darkness and light with light, gray area with another gray area; and the wise with the wise just as fools associate with their own kind.  The apocryphal books of Enoch contain no lasting value and here I will show you why.   Although they were referred to in some books of the present canon of the Bible that does not mean that they should be respected. Today, we also refer to any popular literature in order to make a point, but it does not mean that the referred-to literature is holy or it contains any truth. First of all that particular book of Enoch is a lie. The Enoch of Genesis 5:24 did not  write it. He was famous; his name was used only for profiteering.  This book completely throws away the sovereignty of God, His omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence. It infers accidents and God’s lack of complete control. It infers residence of evil in the heavenly places when evil can only exist in the realm of flesh and blood, for the Torah (the Law) was not given to spirits, but flesh and blood human beings. Any unclean spirit can only become unclean, as the Torah defines it, by being once alive. Being now  dead or departed that spirit is deemed as unclean. God did not create unclean spirits only unclean animals to act as vacuum cleaners and recycling stations for our planet, in water, air and on the ground. Life itself is pure, but once it exists the earthly shell must go into an area of perpetual rest and not to be tinkered with. Fools play with these things polluting themselves and in the process also others. If God created unclean spirits then we infer that He made them according to His own kind therefore unclean. Awful.  Whatever He had created for the physical earth includes uncleanness, which the Torah defines, but whatever is spiritual and has not yet passed through the earth’s environment remains pure. If we imply that the hierarchies in heaven are like those below, where fear rules not love, then we view the spiritual realm to be just as the natural one. We then prepare ourselves for the pure heaven, where complete peace rules, where bliss and utter happiness dwell together, yet at the same time, in our minds, we bemire that realm by inferring that sin came from heaven, demons and devils and all the other trash. Or, that it will happen in the future and that God will make new heavens and new earth. But what guarantee do we have that the same God will not permit the same thing to happen again? Personally, I do not know that wobbly theological and nonsensical God. I know my God well and I would advise you to avail yourself with the accurate knowledge regarding this God.  Anything that once lived and died, that PAST energy essence—when found amongst the presently living—is being deemed as unclean. Jesus cast out UNCLEAN spirits. The Gerasene man lived among the unclean, in tombs of the dead Roman Legion. He was loaded  with unclean-dead spirits.  All spiritism, witchcraft, occultism, voodoo and the like deal with the dead. The Book of  Enoch directly implies that the supposedly fallen angels and giants taught people witchcraft.   The sons of God can also be called angels. Consistently, throughout the entire Bible, even to the genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke we see that Adam was God’s son therefore his sons were called the sons of God. Luke 3:23-38 ends with this sentence: the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God. The Adamic line through Seth, not Cain, was called sons of God. Page 10 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum  To show us who the sons of God really were, we must also go to Genesis 6. We read God’s sons joined themselves with the non-Adamic women.   There already were people who named those regions surrounding Eden in which God made the Garden. The rivers were already named and the surrounding lands had names, just as Cain left Eden and married a woman outside of his own family. God never sanctioned inbreeding or incestuous relations, for the Torah forbids it. God is consistent. We see that indeed it was He who instigated the mix. It was temporary and the Bible traces the Adamic line. We must always see the bigger picture beyond man’s interpretations of God’s displeasures, for these only exemplify His dealing with us on a personal level. However, on a much higher level, the level of His absolute sovereignty over all, His plans are beyond petty outbursts of emotions.  Adam’s line through Seth carries the original genes upon which God’s eternal covenant rests; all other genes do not carry that covenant. That eternal covenant became evident in   Abraham and immediately his ancestry is being traced in the Bible. All other lines are not trailed. Why? The answer is simple: some are the tare, like Cain’s line, others are the field and others are God’s seed; Adam’s through Seth. If everyone comes from Adam then there is no need for any trailing or tracing, is there?  We know that not everyone identifies with the Word of God the Bible, but only some.  This is the evidence that not all relate to Adam. They have their own religions and cultures,  which they won’t ever part with. Why should we tell them that they come from Adam if they  don’t want to part with their paganism? Nonetheless, as missionaries preaching the Good News to all nations for the witness, we see that some respond and embrace the Savior Jesus and with Him also the Bible. Most likely, they have something to do with Adam. Those who oppose may also be from Adam, but their wrath signifies that they may be closer related to Cain rather than to Seth. Others who are completely oblivious to anything told, are neither for or against, are of the masses called the field, which houses the tare and the good seed. Since we do not know who is who, only by their response, or the evidence of the fruit, we must preach the Gospel to all peoples. Since God permitted interbreeding He knew very well that His seed’s special gene ultimately would triumph. That triumph is called overcoming. Frequently the Bible speaks of  overcomers and the overcoming life. [Note] The three men who came to Abraham were called men and sometimes angels.  We deduce that the one Abraham engaged in his barter over the ten righteous in Sodom and Gomorrah, was an angel, while the two others who went on to rescue Lot and his family   were overcomers. They had interchangeable bodies like Jesus after resurrection or like Philip, like Elijah or Enoch. They materialized and dematerialized, ate the food Abraham set before them and went on their way. These men also came from heaven, but they have subordinated their wills to God. So how could they come down to earth and pollute the earth with occult and witchcraft, which the Books of Enoch tell us about? Total nonsense!  When you and I overcome that means we lose our will, by offering it to the Creator, our heavenly Father, just as His Firstborn Son Jesus did from the time of His tests (temptation) in the wilderness to Gethsemane where He separated the Ben Adam from Ben Elohim. How  did He separate the son of man from the Son of God? –“Not My will be done, but Thine.” Eventually we shall do the same and that constitutes our victory, triumph of the original Page 11 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum gene. Our willing surrender to His will causes us to lose the illusion of self and ego. We came from Him and willingly return to Him. That’s most precious. [End]  Angels have no will, that’s why they are so eager to understand God’s relationship with humans. They’ve got no clue as to what’s going on. They don’t teach, they only transmit  what God says. They don’t reason or think on their own; therefore they do not posses the intelligence, which is ours and, of course, those that have overcome. Think about it. [John 12:24] Unless 12:24]  Unless the seed falls to the ground and dies it remains alone, (or single). But of it dies it  multiplies itself.  That triumph speaks of the victorious life secreted secreted in the genes of His overcomers. The secret however is the dying to self, just as the Firstborn did for us because of love. [John 10:17-18] “For 10:17-18]  “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it  again. “No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay  it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment com mandment I received from My Father.”  It was God’s plan to cause the mixture to take place. The Omniscient One, before whom there is no hurdle of time and no obstacle obscuring His infinite sight, had planned it all. If    we were never mixed we would have nothing to overcome, but the cleaving to that one godly trait in us, that one vain divine, launches our victorious march.   The scientists would tell you plainly that there were evolved people-like creatures and they evolved producing beautiful women. God created those people and it is He who created evolution also, but also it is He who created the Garden of Eden in which He created a brand new man.   Today we also have scientific proof that around the time of Adam’s creation, 5800 –  6000 years ago - the human brain started to grow at phenomenal pace. That gene was inserted into the general population through interbreeding. Smartness and intelligence surfaced, then becoming the neighborhood attraction everyone was drawn to.  The giants kept on inbreeding with their own size and as a result they slowly started to disappear. However, their genes passed through the wives of Noah’s sons onto the next generation. Hence the verse: [Genesis 6:4] The 6:4]  The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God  came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Genes surface at most unexpected moments in life. The giants were neither evil or good, they carried something that existed before Adam and after the mix. Out of the chaos God also sorted out the waters below and waters above, separated darkness from light, landmass from the oceans. The ‘Tohu Vohu’ (Hebrew for chaos) was there, but this was not because Satan fell from heaven with (supposedly) one third of his angels, but rather the first earth underwent cataclysmic events. These evens we study today and the evidence points out that there was a clean cut between the old and the new. No wonder God often speaks of the new. Page 12 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum [Isaiah 65:17]  “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things will not be  remembered or come to mind. [Isaiah 48 6-7] “You 6-7]  “You have heard; look at all this. And you, will you not declare it? I proclaim to you  new things from this time, even hidden things, which you have not known. “They are created now and not  long ago; and before today you have not heard them, so that you will not say, ‘Behold, I knew them.’   After the flood, sporadically, these genes showed up in Canaan, which many tribes of the giants inhabited, like Kiriath-arba, which is Hebron, the land of the Philistines at Gath and Gaza; and in the north in the country of King Og (today’s Golan Heights and Lebanon).   There were giants from the clash between Cain’s seed, who was God’s son, and the other people in Ashur the land of Nod, east of Eden. Those tribes then went west and settled Canaan.   When God spoke to Abraham He listed to him the people inhabiting Canaan and the first settlers were the Kenites, Cain’s offspring. [Genesis 15:18-21]  On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descen-  dants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates: (# 1) the  Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim and the   Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite.”  Correlate the Kenite with the Canaanites and also with the eyewitness account of a man  who was also partially a Kenite himself. Although he feared God he was also tempted with riches. Like Judas, a Kenite, who feared God and knew very well that Jesus was innocent, but was temporarily blinded by his greed. Unless they repent, all Kenites know their end,  which is fire. [Numbers 24:21-22]  And  And he (Balaam the son of Beor) looked at the Kenite, and took up his discourse  and said, “Your dwelling place is enduring, and your nest is set in the cliff. “Nevertheless Kain will be con-  sumed; How long will Asshur keep you captive?”  Let me show you now that a tare, a Kenite, wrote the Book of Enoch. Correlate it now with what Jesus said. [Matthew 13:30] “Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will  say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat  into my barn.””  Cain will be consumed just as the tares also. Anyone portraying God who permitted the fall of His subordinates, His messengers who have no will of their own, hates God. Anyone not wanting to submit the self under God’s sovereignty and absolute rule hates God, and therefore is a tare to be burned up on the last day and be no more. Such, has fulfilled his mission on this earth.  The first murderer and the first liar as we know, from no other source, but the Bible, was Cain the first devil that walked the earth. Page 13 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum [John 8:44] You 8:44]  You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a  murderer from the beginning, (he murdered Abel) and does not stand in the truth because truth  because there is no truth in  him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar (He lied to God about his evil  act) and the father of lies. Cain is the father of lies and of all liars; such a liar is the Kenite, the author of the supposed Books of Enoch. Now let the fantastic mystery become plain. [Genesis 6:1-4]  Now  Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters  were born to them, that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for  themselves, whomever they chose . Please see clearly for now you know who the sons of God were and since they were also flesh and blood they could mix themselves with the like flesh and blood.  Jesus clearly stated that after the resurrection we shall be like angels in heaven, who do not marry nor are given in marriage, simply because by then we are genderless, spiritual, just as angels really are. Just as apostle Paul said that in Him and in His Kingdom there is no man or woman, but all are one as He is one. (Galatians 3:28) [Continued from Genesis 6] Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man for-  ever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”  The Nephilim  were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.  There is no need for the ‘ALSO’ if all were of the same stock; is there? But God made it plain that His sons joined the other women and they ALSO became like them. Fleshly. That means that God’s sons were not of the same caliber as the fleshly women of the earth, they   were to live forever for indeed some of them lived to be almost 1,000 years old, which signifies eternity. Now that they have joined themselves with the non-Adamic or ‘strange’ women their years were limited to 120. Although from time to time that Adamic line showed up and people lived longer than just the 120 years. It’s all a matter of genes mixed with the pre Adamic peoples and races. God has time; we seem to run out of it. Let us pray that we don’t.  The verses about us becoming like angels are found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark  and Luke. [Matthew 22:30] “For 22:30]  “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like an-   gels in heaven.”  [Mark 12:25]  “For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are  like angels in heaven. Page 14 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum [Luke 20:35-36]  And   And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, but  those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor  are given in marriage; for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. Presently we are still flesh and blood, but soon we shall be like the heavenly sons of  God, for flesh does not mix with the spirit. Anyone seducing you with this trash already wallows in it and does it for a profit just as the author of the Book of Enoch.  Those seducing you with this trash may be but only saved, which means registered in the Book of Life and are saved from the coming wrath of God. They are not born again at all. Had they been reborn, their thought-processes would have caught it and would not write nor sell you sensational things. The Spirit of Truth would not permit them to do it. The Holy Spirit propagates only the truth and nothing else.  Jesus clearly stated by saying, [John 3:6-7] “That 3:6-7] “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’  FLESH IS FLESH. SPIRIT IS SPIRIT. Period. No mixing here. God’s sons were made compatible with the earth, although Adam was once an angel in heaven, but destined to become a man from whom Christ would come several thousands years later. Anyone who is of  God’s seed is like Adam and as sons we come from heaven. We were lost and sidetracked, but that does not take away the fact that we were always His sons, but now found. We have been adopted, even deeper; it’s been revealed to us who we have been all along. We were never wolfs converted into sheep. We were always sheep, but once lost yet now found.   When Isaiah spoke of the king of Babylon as the star of the morning and son of the dawn he spoke of that original identity, for God has anointed him to fulfill his mission on earth regarding Israel. Actually it was also God’s plan that Israel would have been exiled to Babylon where we observe the sovereign works of God. God . [Jeremiah 27:6]  Now   Now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,  My servant. Obviously Nebuchadnezzar was chosen to do this for it would be irrational to deal with Him the way God did later on by turning him into an ox, taking his mind away and then restoring it back to him. The king received power from on high, but swallowed too much of it and was choking… God helped him. Many of God’s servants ‘drink’ too much and get drunk from the anointing that God lavishly pours on them for the sake of those they minister to. Therefore, from time to time God’s dealings with His anointed can be severe. King of Tyre was also God’s anointed. [Ezekiel 28:1-2] The 28:1-2]  The word of the LORD came again to me, saying, “Son of man, say to the leader of  Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD “Because your heart is lifted up and you have said, ‘I am a god; I sit in the  seat of gods in the heart of o f the seas’; yet you are a man and not God. Page 15 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum Ezekiel called him the covering cherub for that was his position in heaven. [Ezekiel 28:14] “You 28:14]  “You were the anointed cherub who covers, and I placed you there. You were on the  holy mountain of God; (Today Mt Hermon) you walked in the midst of the stones of fire. However, when he arrived upon this earth he corrupted himself through his trade. Hence the next verse. [Note] In those days Mt Hermon was sometimes equated with Mt Zion or with the Mountain of God. It is also believed that the mount of Christ’s Transfiguration was not Tabor, but Hermon. [Ezekiel 28:15-16] “You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until unrighteous-  ness was found in you. “By the abundance of your trade you were internally filled with violence, and you  sinned; therefore I have cast you as profane from the mountain of God. And I have destroyed you, O covering  cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.  Trade, abundance, violence, sin… God can destroy angels to the point of nonexistence, but that would greatly disturb the Lucifer-Satan theology, wouldn’t it? Yet it is said that this covering cherub was destroyed. Better yet, while Ezekiel mentions even his ashes. [V. 18] Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you; it has consumed you, and I have turned you  to ashes on the earth… Past tenses: consumed, turned, ashes. What more proof do we need? Here is therefore the test of the sensational, fantastic and very much folkloric versus the truth, which needs none of them. His origins were indeed heavenly, but he did not corrupt himself while still in heaven, for no corruption is even possible in the spiritual sphere, but only down here on this physical earth. He corrupted himself on earth when he licked a bit of the heavenly glory bestowed upon him on earth. Just a little spark of that glory makes us proud and pompous so that it hinders us from fulfilling the mission for which that glory came in the first place.   Tyre was the major port to which ships from all over the world were coming to. The  world’s major trading routes passed through Tyre, today’s Lebanon. As a result people acquired immense riches and the splendor of these riches was beyond our imagination. Any  monarch became super rich and super glorious, which often leads to super pride and to clouding of one’s senses. Clearly, it was not Lucifer the great, but Lucifer the small. (Lucifer means shining.) Yet a man, not even an angel. Yet, he was of God’s Adamic seed, that’s the reason why God had a bone to pick with him. Had he not been of the royal (Adamic) seed God would not bother to do anything. Let dust be dust and let ashes be ashes.  This must be understood. Nothing decays in the realm of no time. In the realm of no territory there is nothing to war over or to become proud of. No one possesses anything and no one has anything of one’s own. There is no darkness to hide one’s evil plans, for lying is not possible since it needs to hide somewhere first. Deceitfulness is not possible because Page 16 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum God’s light penetrates all things and every single being. All are transparent before God and His awesome truth. [Isaiah 45:1] Thus 45:1] Thus says the LORD to Cyrus His anointed. Cyrus who was the king of Persia was also God’s anointed. Anointed for the purpose of  preparing God’s people to return to the land and open a new chapter in Judah’s history. So who are the angels? [Hebrews 1:7 & 14] And of the angels He says, “who makes His angels winds, and His ministers a   flame of fire. (…) “Are they not all ministering spirits?”   These ideas come from: [Psalms 104:4] He 104:4] He makes the winds His messengers, flaming fire His ministers. So angels are winds, flames and ministering SPIRITS. When you correlate it all with that  which has already been said, even without giving you too many an evidence, logically speaking and what Jesus said, there is no way that winds can mix with flesh. Flesh is flesh and spirit is spirit. Intelligence & Reformation Our intelligence wakes up when we talk about the sons of God, being Adam and his sons, for they were indeed made compatible with this earth and their shells were made out of the dust of the earth. These were indeed able to mix.  The famous Isaiah 14 comes into different light, and that obscured by darkness Lucifer becomes a flesh and blood man. [Isaiah 14:3-4]  And   And it will be in the day when the LORD gives you rest from your pain and turmoil  and harsh service in which you have been enslaved, that you will take up this taunt against the king of Baby-  lon…  What? No angel? Man, king. Why must we follow those seducers to sensationalism? Why  must we be stupid? Why? Tell me why? Am I invalidating your doctrine? I hope so. [Verse 4] “How the oppressor has ceased, and how fury has ceased!”   Again, what? Ceased? What ceased? Satan ceased? Lucifer ceased? The oppressor and his fury also ceased? It cannot be… Now I have have no one to fight fight against… I must find a church  where they first perform Satan’s resurrection ceremony; then they defeat him and holler that they put him down until the next Sunday where that same ceremony is being repeated. I must perhaps hear some messages in which every few sentences Satan is being mentioned, for how can we ever have at least one on e sermon without ever mentioning him? Page 17 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum  The entire chapter 14 speaks of a MAN not an angel. Although, as already pointed out that king had his origins in heaven as we do, but on earth corrupted himself, just as we can also. [V. 11] ‘Your 11] ‘Your pomp and the music of your harps have been brought down to Sheol; maggots are spread  out as your bed beneath you and worms are your covering.’  Look for maggots or worms in heaven. You won’t find them there. [V. 12] “How 12]  “How you have fallen from heaven o star of the morning, son of the dawn. You have been cut  down to the earth.   You have been cut down to earth. Once you were in heaven for that’s where your authority came from, but now you are DEAD and eaten by worms. That’s the extent of your glory. This was Israel’s taunt, derision and mockery directed at their oppressors. Replacement theology forbids Christians to see the history of Israel as something belonging just to the natural Israel I srael for it (replacement theology) takes the entire Bible for itself. If God is finished with the Natural Israel and He kicked the entire nation out of His sight, then that covenant-keeping God might do the same to those that play with the replacement theology. If He changes His mind and wavers, and all of His doings are based on you and your performance then you have made an idol for yourself called ‘theology’. Yes, you may love this idol more than the Almighty. You have received grace after grace while He only partially blinded Israel (Romans 11). Live by God’s grace; breathe grace; don’t fall into the trap of self-righteousness. Avoid paganism my friend. Remain true to the bright light of the truth.  Who is that Lucifer? Check it out for yourself and don’t miss a beat. [V. 13] “But 13]  “But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of  God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. [V.14] ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’  ‘I will ascend above.’ It does not mean that he was already in heaven and that he would like to be LIKE the Most High when all angels are already like God, but only like God.  Therefore it’s a man who in his incredible insolence tries to be the Most High. [V. 15-16] “Nevertheless 15-16]  “Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol, to the recesses of the pit. Those who see you  will gaze at you, they will ponder over you, saying, is this the MAN who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, you who have weakened the nations!”  No comment. Now the question: why Satan is called the devil? Why is Satan being mentioned so often in the New Testament? Is Satan God’s enemy? Is he our enemy too? Can the entire Christian theology be wrong? No, it is not wrong, not at all. Page 18 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum  We had the first reformation, which ushered in the knowledge of God’s Word. For the  very first time the Bible was translated, for which many were martyred. Luther’s reformation could not continue within the Catholic Church so he was literally forced to start his own denomination.  Today we find ourselves in similar need. There is no room for yet another denomination or any need to start one; but there is a tremendous need to reform our minds. Because of the influences of the seducers who gained control over the fantastically prone human mind the post Babylonian writings of the Bible contain references to Satan as our enemy. The New Testament is spiked with such references and the official Christian theology was developed. The theology was developed a long time ago and today we find ourselves in need of correction for we have indeed become logical people. Whatever does not make sense disturbs our straight thinking. Blind indoctrination can no longer wield power over us and sway us into believing in something ludicrous. Therefore we must be reformed again.  We have a need for the final reformation before the glorious arrival of Jesus upon this planet. Just as John the Baptist proclaimed, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord. Make crooked  ways plain,” the same voice comes forth today. But not much must be changed, just clarified. It’s like placing the dominos one behind the other in a direction we want them go and once the first pieces fall the chain of events will begin to unravel. The first domino pieces set the precedent for all the rest. But is there the will to change? Is the love for God stronger than the love of self? So many books have been published and many churches run with faulty theologies that to undo it seems hard, perhaps impossible. Yet, I believe that the love for our God and for His Kingdom is stronger and anyone thus challenged will embrace the new.   We will discard the old wineskins and make new ones for ourselves so that we might contain the new wine for it is about to be released again in a brand new dimension.  The mystery of Azazel Folklore produced many an Azazel just to sell. Although Azazel is not a mystery it was made a mystery on purpose. We must now distinguish what is man-made and what God really intended by giving us Azazel.   As already explained, the sins of Israel were symbolically laid upon the scapegoat and then that goat was released into the wilderness.  When Abraham was about to sacrifice Isaac upon the sacrificial altar at Mt Moriah, God stopped him and showed him a goat caught by its horns in a thorn bush. The thorns point to  Jesus’ crown of thorns, Him being the sacrificial male lamb, which can also be a goat.  Jesus fulfilled the Law, which always specified a male goat as a sacrifice for sin offering. References are numerous (Book of Leviticus chapters: 4 and 9 and 23; Numbers chapters: 7, 15, 28 and 29). Right here we deal with Azazel. Because of the faulty Satan theology it would be inconceivable to compare Jesus to the brass serpent Moses had lifted in the wilderness, for that serpent was always taught to be Satan.  Well, let’s get rewired. (If you are not yet reformed you might not understand it, but if  you are, you can joyfully march on.) [John 3:14-15] “As 3:14-15] “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted  up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.”  Page 19 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum Obviously Jesus compared the cross to the NES (Hebrew for a standard or pole), which His cross was to become, even a symbol of Christianity. [Numbers 21:9]  And  And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard (nes); and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, m an, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.  Anyone looking upon Jesus in desperation for salvation shall be saved.  What some of the Israelites had done with it later on was atrocious, for they worshipped the brassy serpent itself rather than God who helped them believe in Him through the use of  the symbol. A similar thing was done with Azazel, the scapegoat released into the wilderness.  The weird thing is that anything to do with sin is quickly attributed to Satan, yet on the last day each will be judged individually. The goat demon won’t repent, but you and I still can.  Azazel also speaks of the released demons, after deliverance, of which Jesus spoke; and  with it also comes the folkloric spook.  The entire discourse of Jesus with those well versed in scripture leaders, had to do with the symbol of Azazel. [Luke 11:14-26]  And   And He was casting out a demon, and it was mute; when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke; and the crowds were amazed. But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelze-  bul, the ruler of the demons.” Others, to test Him, were demanding of Him a sign from heaven. But He  knew their thoughts and said to them, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house divided  against itself falls.”   Jesus was accused of being involved and even practicing the popular religion of Beelzebul. The correct translation should be Baal-Ze-Bul, which literally means, lord – he is – fly.  This word ‘bul’ in Modern Hebrew is used for postage stamps. You stick it on the letter and the letter is ready fly… so to speak.  The old Baal is still there and the Pharisees had their own theology and doctrines of demons. These dogmas were very popular in that part of the world and these things have also passed on to Christianity. Although Christianity has inherited many things, and God permitted the Christianization of pagan holidays and customs, it does not mean that it must remain so forever. Let the refinement continue for that’s what spiritual growth really is. Read it with intelligence. [1Timothy 4:1] But 4:1] But the Spirit (The Spirit of Truth) explicitly (without any vagueness but with complete  clarity) says that in later times (last days) some will fall away from the faith, (the faith of God, the gift of the  Holy Spirit, but how?) by paying attention to deceitful (lying) spirits and (by making) doctrines of demons.  This is happening today. All one would need is to play with the unclean, talk with unclean spirits, listen to them, write it all down in a book and publish it. Once such a book is published a lie is published, for these demons lie to the one who does not listen to the Spirit of truth, but to his or her own pride. As a result new doctrines of demons are being formulated. Good people believe and quite naively buy into that, which supposedly the demons had said. Page 20 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum  Just as the Pharisees had their doctrines of demons and accused the Master—who supposedly was using their techniques, which they were very proud of—of the same.  Jesus said: [Continued from Luke 11] “If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his king-  dom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. And if I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by  whom do your sons cast them out? So they will be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his   possessions are undisturbed. But when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes  away from him all his armor on which he had relied and distributes his plunder. He who is not with Me is  against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters.”  Basically He said, “Stuff your doctrines, you fools.” But being the gentleman He was, He reasons with them. God also reasons with you today. [Continued from Luke 11] “When the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless   places seeking rest, and not finding any, it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it  comes, it finds it swept and put in order. Then it goes and takes along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first.”  Here Jesus explains Azazel to us. When the sins of Israel were laid upon the scapegoat, all hurts and all the uncleanness people had caused, remained upon the animal. That animal literally carried people’s sinful burden in its flesh and went around the desert, which the dry  places speak of. However, what happens when Azazel finds no resting place or does not die and then returns?  When demons are drowned—as was the case of the Gerasene man—the herd of swine  was then the carrier of the uncleanness of that man. When they drowned the demons and that man’s sinful uncleanness was also drowned. But in this case Jesus specifically says that the demon being quite restless goes out into the dry places. Clearly implying the desert.   This imagery was very much alive in people’s imaginations. Jesus used this imagery to show them that they must repent themselves and not depend on just the external deliverance. After repentance the place must be occupied with much more than just self.  Azazel, while carrying the sinful uncleanness of Israel upon itself was restless. And most likely fell off the cliff or into the Dead Sea. If the goat drank the water it certainly died from it. The water is not only salty, which goats like, but poisonous. However, if that goat did not die from dehydration, or died from the Dead Sea water or fell off the cliff and then returned, then the picture was ominous. It meant that God did not accept the sacrifice and something   worse was about to happen. (There are some stories about it also.) If all the previously released Azazels have returned, together with the last one, it would have meant that none of the previous atonements were accepted including the current one.   Take that imagery and give it to the people who were already very busy with the mindseducing mystical things, and being quite ruled by superstitions they hear such things now.   Their entire attention would have departed from their teachers and turned toward Jesus,  wouldn’t it? That was the aim. In folklore, Azazel was equated with an evil spirit. Jesus alluded to that folkloric tale by  painting a picture of restless demons returning to the place from which they were cast out. Page 21 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum  Azazel was never portrayed as some deity. The sending off the goat was a symbolic expression of the idea that people's sins and their evil consequences were to be sent back to desolation; hence, Jesus’ remark about the desolate or dry places.  The very fact that the two goats were presented before God, one was sacrificed and the other released into wilderness shows us that Azazel was not ranked with God, nor was it even an angel as some supposed and wrote books about. Azazel, as personification of wickedness, in contrast with the righteous government of God, was to be let loose with an inconclusive outcome.  At the very beginning we dealt with this subject of two goats—one being sacrificed and the other one released alive—speak of Jesus who died and was made alive again. But by no means can Jesus be compared to the goat demons, but only in the sense of Him, being sinless, becoming sin for us. [2 Corinthians 5:20-21] Therefore, 5:20-21]  Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an ap-   peal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be  sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.  Just like a lightning strike is compared to God’s wrath, and Satan the prosecutor, accuser and faultfinder falls, so the cross of Jesus was that grounding rod. The wrath of the holy  God fell upon the cross and Jesus cried, “Why has Thou forsaken Me?” Then He said, “It is finished” and He breathed His last. That’s when the lightning fire of God’s wrath was absorbed and extinguished. The Son of God extinguished it once and for all. This is the Good News.  This time He, like the Azazel, did not return from the wilderness with seven other goats, but went on to the right hand of the Father in order to intercede for you and me. Our Ad  vocate and Defender, successfully defends us, shielding us from God’s awesome wrath to this very day. He became that scapegoat and the lifted-upon-the-cross serpent. Jesus became sin, horror, and pain with all uncleanness, including the demonic one on our behalf. He was the complete atonement for all aspects of our lives. He took the entire wrath of God into Himself and drove it down into Sheol. He did it willingly, that’s why He said that He has the authority to do it and with this doing also the authority to undo it. Just as He had the power to lay His life down so He had the power to take it up again. Killing one goat made the sin offering, but the living goat made atonement. If only the sin offering was done, therefore Jesus only died, but was not raised from the dead then that sin offering had to be repeated over and over again. The living scapegoat could not willingly  lay its life down and could not present its blood upon the heavenly altar, as sacrifice, which  was only a foreshadowing of the things to come.  Jesus willingly laid His life down for you and me; then willing took that life back  from the grave; and then willingly ascended to the Father where He made the ultimate atonement for the entire world, the Field, but especially, for His treasure buried in it, for this reason He bought the Field. This sacrifice signifies one profound truth: no more sacrifices are needed and no more atonement. It is finished and done com pletely. Page 22 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum [Hebrews 7:26-28] For 7:26-28]  For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, sepa-  rated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He  offered up Himself. For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which  came after the Law. [Hebrews 9:11-14]  But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered  through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and  not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling  those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?   Just as the first goat had to die, so He died also. And just as the second goat was released free so was He set Himself free from the shackles of death. Just as Azazel carried the sins of  Israel into the desert, so He carried our sins to Sheol and Gehinnoam the place of burning.   Then He took His own sacrificial blood and sprinkled it upon the heavenly altar. He overcame and sat on His Father’s throne. King of Kings and Lord of Lords forever! [Continued from Luke 11] While Jesus was saying these things, one of the women in the crowd  raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed.”  But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”   The woman that shouted with amazement, referred to His mother’s womb and her nursing breasts, but the womb of which Jesus spoke was the womb of the Holy Spirit and the nourishment that comes from the same; He is called the Spirit of Truth. Not everyone has ears to hear nor the mind to understand it, for it takes spiritual ears, free of the sensationalism wax, and the Truth-empowered mind. [John 8:31-32] “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know  the truth, and the Truth will make m ake you free.”  [John 14: 16-17] “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with   you forever; that is the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know  Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.”  [John 15:26] “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of  Truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me.”  [John 16:13] “But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He  will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you  what is to come. [John 18:37] “For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the Truth hears My voice.”  Page 23 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved “Azazel & The Redeemer” By Dr. Joseph Luxum [Ephesians 1:13] In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salva-  tion—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise. Cherish that freedom. Run from folklore’s sensationalism and you will do well in the Kingdom of God. If you just began the Christian baby walk and get a bit confused by the many streams of  theology, then you must pray and ask the Giver of Truth Himself. He will seal you with His  Truth and your thinking will be made straight. May I be of assistance to you?  You need to start praying, asking your Heavenly Father to directly influence you. Man  will always try to grab your attention trying to convert you to his own wisdom, knowledge or doctrine, but you must choose what is straight, what is honest, what’s uplifting and holy. Indeed, ultimately you will have to make that choice, but never blindly. You must ask God for guidance and depend on Him. He is near and ready to guide you. Learn to trust Him. Make sure that you are alone and no one else hears you but God. Would you please  AUDIBLY pray this prayer with me? “Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You in the name of Your Son Jesus. I ask You to forgive any my waste of my time. I do not want to aimlessly ramble around; I want to know   You and experience You as you really are and not through the prism of man’s theology. “I apologize for my sins. Please wash me clean with the sacrificial blood of Jesus, who died for me on the cross and rose again. I confess Him with my mouth and believe in my  heart that it is so. Jesus is my Lord and Savior and I am your child now. Embrace me, Father, and love me the way I am and the way You have made me. Thank you. Amen.”  Write to us and share with us your experiences. Let the peace of God and His presence be with you always. Keep feeding on the Spirit of Truth. Luxum Light PO Box 217 Edmeston, NY 13335, USA Page 24 Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved