Nimrod (king of Babylon) and Terah (Abram’s father and captain of Nimrod’s host) were the first to put images (they called them “gods”) of wood and stone in their homes; and they taught all of ha·a·dam’s seed (men) to do the same.
Yasher 9:7 And the king and all his servants, and Terah with all his household were then the first of those that served gods of wood and stone.
See that? It says “gods” of wood and stone. Why would Nimrod, the king of the whole earth at this time, get men (I did say men) interested in serving “Gods” of wood and stone? I think it is a “bait and switch” by the main el (lawmaker and judge) of the land to keep men in the dark and confused as to whom they actually do serve; they all fear and serve King Nimrod. By distracting men with their images/idols, they keep men from serving only Yehovah. A man can not serve both Yehovah and Nimrod, and Nimrod knows that.
The very fact that these idols are being called “Gods” and not “images” is revealing.
One of the false images in the mind of many people is the distinction between what an “elohim” is and what an “image” is; confusion over Yehovah’s 1st commandment and His 2nd. Many people think they are not serving other elohim because they think an elohim is an idol or image; when in fact, an elohim is the one (or ones) you fear and serve.
Most governments on the earth will give you freedom of “religion” as long as you keep serving them; and this too, is the “bait and switch”. Think about it. Do any of the religions of the earth tell a man to leave the kingdom of his birth and follow only the Creator of all things? Only Yehovah demands complete loyalty. Christianity will have you believe that you give “the LORD” service by obeying the “law of the land” and its elohim (lawmakers and judges). AUGH!
The first two imperatives which Yehovah spoke to each one of His called out men at Sinai, those who came into covenant with Him at Passover, was:
“I am Yehovah, thy Elohim, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shall have no other elohim existing before My face.” (Exo 20:2-3)
“Thou shall not make for thyself images [not Elohim] or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above [the stars, the sun, the planets or the moon], or that is on the earth beneath [beneath the heavens], or that is in the water under the earth; thou shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, Yehovah, thy Elohim, am a jealous Elohim … (Exo 20:4-5)
Yehovah’s real people are men who serve only Him, spirit Elohim; an Elohim that nobody has ever seen. If a man bows down to, or worships, or serves any created thing (past or present), he will not be numbered among Yehovah’s people.
Can we create an image, or perhaps a false image in our mind, that replaces Yehovah? This is what Nimrod was doing and this is what all the kingdoms in the earth are doing right now. Nothing has changed!
Terah, a Shemite and the father of Abram was the head of Nimrod’s host for more than 50 years. When Abram came back to his house (after living in a cave for 10 years and in the home of Noah and Shem for 39 years) the first thing he saw was his father’s “Gods”, and he swore by Yehovah that in three days he would break all these images.
Yasher 11:17 And Abram said, As Yehovah liveth these images shall not remain in my father’s house; so shall Yehovah who created me do unto me if in three days’ time I do not break them all.
And when he did break them all, Terah was so angry that he told his Elohim (his lawmaker and judge), King Nimrod what had happened.
Yasher 11:51 And he said, I beseech thee my master [adoni], to hear me. Now fifty years back a child was born to me, and thus has he done to my gods and thus has he spoken; and now therefore, my master and king, send for him that he may come before thee, and judge him according to the law, that we may be delivered from his evil.
Abram before Nimrod
When Abram was brought before Nimrod he told him the same story that he told his father. “The large god broke all the others because he was jealous.”
Yasher 11:53 And the king said to Abram, What is this that thou hast done to thy father and to his gods? And Abram answered the king in the words that he spoke to his father, and he said, The large god that was with them in the house did to them what thou hast heard.
Listen to Nimrod’s very revealing response to Abram.
Yasher 11:54 And the king said to Abram, Had they power to speak and eat and do as thou hast said? …
He knew the truth, and Abram calls him on his hypocrisy.
Yasher 11:54 … And Abram answered the king, saying, And if there be no power in them why dost thou serve them and cause ha·a·dam’s seed to err through thy follies?
55 Dost thou imagine that they can deliver thee or do anything small or great, that thou should serve them? And why wilt thou not sense the Elohim of the whole universe, who created thee and in whose power it is to kill and keep alive?
56 0 foolish, simple, and ignorant king, woe unto thee forever.
Well, those are real fighting words. Wait until you see what happens to Abram, as Nimrod and all His people find out who really does have the power of life and death. This lesson is very important for all men (and their woman) today who hope to live through the fire of the last days.
Yehovah is even now raising up Abram’s seed in the earth who will destroy all its Nimrodian kingdoms in the future.
Please join me as I talk about these very important chapters.
Abram before Nimrod (elohim and images)
2G15 Yasher 11 & 12
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