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Society & Reality: Who Are The Nicolaitans? Revelation 2, Numbers22-24, Enoch Study

Updated: Dec 23, 2020

I use to love dot to dots and word search puzzles as a child. I use to do jigsaw puzzles too. I once had a 3-d model of Camelot that my step-father and I would put together. As I was a huge fan of Camelot and The Knights of the Round Table, I would dream of my Prince Arthur saving me as I was a damsel in distress. Better yet however: Abba Yah Saved Me Instead (Insert 1000000000plus heart emojis.)


The Bible is a Puzzle to me. Each verse each word Abba Yah speaks has a purpose and Reason. A Position that Paints His beautiful Picture. This is what the Ministry is all about Restoring the worn, torn, lost and broken Image of Himself that He gave to us. I am humble that He has enlisted me for this task. Its fun, its Mind Blowing and yes just like any 1000, 3000 or more piece puzzle, there are times I must walk away when getting irritated for not finding what I hear Him saying to me. And just like anyone who loves puzzles you don't stay gone long because you soon realize where that piece is and where it belongs. We are all apart of Abba Yah's Puzzle and this sermon will show you as normal the importance of His True Word!!


Revelation 2:1-7,14-15

 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.


To the church of Pergamos: (Rev.2 14-15)

14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.


Stumblingblock: G4625-σκάνδαλονskándalon, skan'-dal-on; ("scandal"); probably from a derivative of G2578; a trap-stick (bent sapling), i.e. snare (figuratively, cause of displeasure or sin):—occasion to fall (of stumbling), offence, thing that offends, stumblingblock.

The Nicolatians continued the doctrine of Balaam a false prophet found in the Books of Numbers chapters 22-24, 31 Joshua 13:22 24:29,Micah 6:5.

Micah 6:3-5

O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? testify against me. For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the house of servants; and I sent before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.

O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the Lord.


We will now learn who Balaam is as well as Balak (Balac).


Who is Balaam?

Balaam-H1109-בִּלְעָםBilʻâm, bil-awm'; probably from H1077 and H5971; not (of the) people, i.e. foreigner; Bilam, a Mesopotamian prophet; also a place in Palestine:—Balaam, Bileam.

Balaam was a false prophet from Mesopotamia.

In Numbers 22:4-6 we read this: And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time. He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me: Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.


Here we read that Balak was king of the Moabites. Balaam was the son of Beor: Balak sent Balaam a message to curse the Children of Israel who Cover The Whole Earth the Face of The Earth...(not just the land of Mesopotamia as this is apart of the doctrine of Balaam and you will learn why soon), for they were to mighty for him to prevail.


Mighty- H6099-עָצוּםʻâtsûwm, aw-tsoom'; or עָצֻם ʻâtsum; passive participle of H6105; powerful (specifically, a paw); by implication, numerous:— feeble, great, mighty, must, strong.

Common Sense Time: Abba Yah says Countless! Do you honestly believe Only the coast of the Mediterranean Sea can hold Countless Numbers of People? When He Says The Whole Face of The Earth, Do you Honestly believe He is Only Speaking of The Coast of the Mediterranean Sea? (Read Education and True Word of Yah Noah Divides the Land After the Flood Parts 1-4)

Definition of Countless- Merriam Webster

too numerous to be counted: Synonyms: innumerable, innumerous, myriad, numberless, uncountable, uncounted, unnumbered, untold


Genesis 15:2-5

And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.


Abraham had Many Sons and daughters, I am one of them, and so are You and this is why people doubt the Bible because of the Indoctrination of the Nicolatians, Which is Really the Doctrine of Balaam. Let us keep going...


Numbers 22:9-13

And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee? And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying, Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out. And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the LORD refuseth to give me leave to go with you.


The LORD-H3068-יְהֹוָהYᵉhôvâh, yeh-ho-vaw'; from H1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God:—Jehovah, the Lord. Compare H3050, H3069. (Should be Spelled Yahuah or Yah)


So Abba Yah Said No I will Not Curse My People They are Blessed and You are Not to go with Them.This is Balaam's warning. Lets Continue: (Chapter 22 is long so I will summarize)


Numbers 22 is very important. When Abba Yah said for Balaam not to go and he went anyway Abba Sent an angel to prevent him from continuing his journey. Balaam didn't see the angel his horse did, and began to turn away. Balaam ended up killing the horse and went to Balak who rewarded him with oxen and sheep and to all those who traveled with Balaam.


Numbers 23 is Vital as it brings back the Watchers. Summary: Balak wasnt taking no for an answer and took Balaam to several places to sacrifice to Abba Yah so that Israel, All His Children of the Earth would be Cursed. One Important place was Zophim The Mountain of the Watchers.

Numbers 23:14

And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.


H6839: Zophim =Watchers

Enoch 6:3-6

And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.'4. And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.5.Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it 6. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it.

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Now remember that the leaders got punished. The giants and the souls of the giants that were produced did not. Those are the the principalities and rulers in high places...(Ephesians 6:12) the demons and so on...(Read for more information: https://www.thelionstares.com/post/true-word-of-yah-reality-how-did-idolatry-survive-if-the-flood-meant-to-wipe-it-out)

Remember names have changed to hide our Identity. This Mountain is Mount Hermon. When you Google it searches wont pop up and I believe many have not identified this with Enoch. Enoch wasn't used in the Bible or thought of as Canon..Remember this please for Abba Yah's Word has No Coincidences and why definitions of His Word Matter.


Balaam is a false prophet because he was doing the bidding of Balak and not of Abba Yah Balaam states in Numbers 23:18 & 24:13 that if Balak gave him his house of silver and gold he would defy Abba Yah. He teaches the doctrine of the watchers (his oracles) to Balak Numbers 31:16 and not only that, Moab is worshiping the watcher known as Baal.


H6465-Peor


Abba Yah is speaking through Joshua..

Joshua 24:9-10

Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and warred against Israel, and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you:

But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.


Again Abba Yah Delivers us out of the hands of the watchers


For more information we need to know more about Balak and Moab..

This is important to remember when we read about false doctrines. We must keep in mind where they originate from:



Enoch 15:8-12

And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling.9. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called.10.[As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.]11. And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, but nevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offences.12. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them.


Numbers 22:41

And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal, that thence he might see the utmost part of the people.

H1120 of Baal (Photo to left)

The same as H1168 (photo below)which identifies yet again Baal a false god of the Phoenicians and or Canaanites. The same Canaanites who stole Shems land and went against the Vow made before Abba Yah when Noah Divided the land between his sons.


Do you know see why Enoch was removed from your Bibles!!! Abba Yah Is and Always will be Amazing. Without Enoch we would not have Identified the Mount of the watchers or connected the dots to the watchers. Do you see now How Abba Yah's Word is Bond?


WE are Not Done Yet!!


Judges 2:11

And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: H1168

Judges 2:13

And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal H1168 and Ashtaroth. (two sermons on line and podcast on Ashtaroth and how this worship still survives today)


Judges 10:6

And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, H1168 and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not him.


Who are The Nicolaitanes?


The name “Nicolaitans” is derived from the Greek word nikolaos, a compound of the words nikos and laos. The word nikos is the Greek word that means to conquer or to subdue. The word laos is the Greek word for the people. It is also where we get the word laity. When these two words are compounded into one, they form the name Nicolas, which literally means one who conquers and subdues the people. It seems to suggest that the Nicolaitans were somehow conquering and subduing the people.


Destruction of people as we have been learning comes from lies, deceit, false information and changing times to fit narratives. Everything taught by the Watchers to cause Destruction of people by destroying the heart and mind: as Abba Yah states in His Holy Book.


Strongs Greek G3531 - Νικολαΐτης Nikolaḯtēs, nik-ol-ah-ee'-tace; from G3532; a Nicolaite, i.e. adherent of Nicolaus:—Nicolaitane.


Biblical Usage Outline:


Nicolaitans = "destruction of people"

a sect mentioned in Rev. 2:6,15, who were charged with holding the error of Balaam, casting a stumbling block before the church of God by upholding the liberty of eating things sacrificed to idols as well as committing fornication


Who was the founding Nicolaitan?


Ireneus and Hippolytus, two leaders in the Early Church who recorded many of the events that occurred in the earliest recorded days of Church history, said the Nicolaitans were the spiritual descendants of Nicolas of Antioch, who had been ordained as a deacon in Acts 6:5. That verse says, “And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch.” (we learned about Antioch in the Natsarim Post I did. If you have not read that, please do so.)


Nicolas was:

Acts 6:5 tells us that this Nicolas was “a proselyte of Antioch.” The fact that he was a proselyte tells us that he was not born a Jew but had converted from paganism to Judaism. Then he experienced a second conversion, this time turning from Judaism to Christianity. From this information, we know these facts about Nicolas of Antioch:


What does proselyte mean?

The biblical term "proselyte" is an anglicization of the Koine Greek term προσήλυτος (proselytos), as used in the Septuagint (Greek Old Testament) for "stranger", i.e. a "newcomer to Israel"; a "sojourner in the land", and in the Greek New Testament for a first-century convert to Judaism, generally from Ancient Greek


Nicolas came from:

1.He came from paganism and had deep pagan roots, very much unlike the other six deacons who came from a pure Hebrew line. Nicolas’ pagan background meant that he had previously been immersed in the activities of the occult.


2. He was not afraid of taking an opposing position, evidenced by his ability to change religions twice. Converting to Judaism would have estranged him from his pagan family and friends. It would seem to indicate that he was not impressed or concerned about the opinions of other people.


3. When he converted to Christ, it was at least the second time he had converted from one religion to another. We don’t know if, or how many times, he shifted from one form of paganism to another before he became a Jewish proselyte. His ability to easily change religious “hats” implies that he was not afraid to switch direction in midstream and go a totally different direction.


According to the writings of the Early Church leaders, Nicolas taught a doctrine of compromise, implying that total separation between Christianity and the practice of occult paganism was not essential. From Early Church records, it seems apparent that this Nicolas of Antioch was so immersed in occultism, Judaism, and Christianity that he had a stomach for all of it. He had no problem intermingling these belief systems in various concoctions and saw no reason why believers couldn’t continue to fellowship with those still immersed in the black magic of the Roman empire and its countless mystery cults.

Irenaeus Of Lyons (c.120-202)

“The Nicolaitanes are the followers of that Nicolas who was one of the seven first ordained to the diaconate by the apostles. They lead lives of unrestrained indulgence. The character of these men is very plainly pointed out in the Apocalypse of John, [when they are represented] as teaching that it is a matter of indifference to practice adultery, and to eat things sacrificed to idols. Wherefore the Word has also spoken of them thus: ‘But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.’” (Against Heresies, 1:26:3)


Hippolytus Of Rome (d. c. 236)

“There are, however, among the Gnostics diversities of opinion; but we have decided that it would not be worth while to enumerate the silly doctrines of these (heretics), inasmuch as they are (too) numerous and devoid of reason, and full of blasphemy. Now, even those (of the heretics) who are of a more serious turn in regard of the Divinity, and have derived their systems of speculation from the Greeks, must stand convicted (of these charges). But Nicolaus has been a cause of the wide-spread combination of these wicked men. He, as one of the seven (that were chosen) for the diaconate, was appointed by the Apostles. (But Nicolaus) departed from correct doctrine, and was in the habit of inculcating indifferency of both life and food. And when the disciples (of Nicolaus) continued to offer insult to the Holy Spirit, John reproved them in the Apocalypse as fornicators and eaters of things offered unto idols.” (The Refutation Of All Heresies, 7:24)


What is the Doctrine of The Nicolatians?

The Doctrine and promise of Destruction of Yah's People via the fallen angels/watchers/demons...

Enoch 8- Full Chapter

1. And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures.2. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways 3. Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, 'Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal (taught) astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon. 4. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven . . .


Enoch 69:5-13

5. And the second was named Asbeel: he imparted to the holy sons of God evil counsel, and led them astray so that they defiled their bodies with the daughters of men.6. And the third was named Gadreel: he it is who showed the children of men all the blows of death, and he led astray Eve, and showed [the weapons of death to the sons of men] the shield and the coat of mail, and the sword for battle, and all the weapons of death to the children of men.7. And from his hand they have proceeded against those who dwell on the earth from that day and for evermore 8. And the fourth was named Penemue: he taught the children of men the bitter and the sweet, and he taught them all the secrets of their wisdom. 9. And he instructed mankind in writing with ink and paper, and thereby many sinned from eternity to eternity and until this day. 10. For men were not created for such a purpose, to give confirmation to their good faith with pen and ink. 11. For men were created exactly like the angels, to the intent that they should continue pure and righteous, and death, which destroys everything, could not have taken hold of them, but through this their knowledge they are perishing, and through this power it is consuming me. 12. And the fifth was named Kasdeja: this is he who showed the children of men all the wicked smitings of spirits and demons, and the smitings of the embryo in the womb, that it may pass away, and [the smitings of the soul] the bites of the serpent, and the smitings which befall through the noontide heat, the son of the serpent named Taba'et. 13. And this is the task of Kasbeel, the chief of the oath which he showed to the holy ones when he dwelt high 4 above in glory, and its name is Biqa


The reason why writing wasn't suppose to be taught is because words, symbols, and pictograms contain power. It is called Spelling for a reason.


The term 'spell' is generally used for magical procedures which cause harm, or force people to do something against their will — unlike charms for healing, protection, etc. ["Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore"]



In general terms, the belief underlying the use of spells is that the wish that they embody will be fulfilled, regardless of its goodness or badness, so long as the formula has been correctly pronounced. Broadly speaking, then, spell and prayer, like magic and religion to which they severally belong, can be distinguished by the nature of the intended purpose. [Enyclopaedia Britannica, 1941]


Again when our hearts and mind are negative our actions & words will be negative. Its all about intent. We Speak life or Death to the Soul- for more on the Power of words read-https://www.thelionstares.com/post/frequency-of-yah-power-of-words-dr-masaru-emoto-s-words-and-water-experiment


We are Called to Come Out of the Beast System: Your Governments and Religions and Into The Truth of God!!

Revelation 18:4 King James Version (KJV)

4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.


Biblegateway.com


blueletterbible.org


All information regarding the writings of the early church was taken from this link. It has sited sources for the book the quotes were taken from.

http://www.danielrjennings.org/AncientAndMedievalReferencesToTheNicolaitanes.html


https://www.etymonline.com/word/spell

https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H1168

http://www.pseudepigrapha.com/pseudepigrapha/enoch.htm#CH104





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