2 Maccabees & Us

Bible Summary (2 Maccabees) – HolyWord.com

The Second Book of the Maccabees Chapter 1
1The brethren, the Jews that be at Jerusalem and in the land of Judea, wish unto the brethren, the Jews that are throughout Egypt health and peace:
2God be gracious unto you, and remember his covenant that he made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, his faithful servants;
3 And give you all an heart to serve him, and to do his will, with a good courage and a willing mind;
4 And open your hearts in his law and commandments, and send you peace,
5 And hear your prayers, and be at one with you, and never forsake you in time of trouble.
6 And now we be here praying for you.
7 What time as Demetrius reigned, in the hundred threescore and ninth year, we the Jews wrote unto you in the extremity oftrouble that came upon usin those years, from the time that Jason and his company revolted from the holy land and kingdom,
8And burned the porch, and shed innocent blood: then we prayed unto the Lord, and were heard; we offered also sacrifices and fine flour, and lighted the lamps, and set forth the loaves.
9 And now see that ye keep the feast of tabernacles in the month Casleu.
10 In the hundred fourscore and eighth year, the people that were at Jerusalem and in Judea, and the council, and Judas, sent greeting and health unto Aristobulus, king Ptolemeus’ master, who was of the stock of the anointed priests, and to the Jews that were in Egypt:
11 Insomuch as God hath delivered us from great perils, we thank him highly, as having been in battle against a king.
12 For he cast them out that fought within the holy city.

13 For when the leader was come into Persia, and the army with him that seemed invincible, they were slain in the temple of Nanea by the deceit of Nanea’s priests.
14 For Antiochus, as though he would marry her, came into the place, and his friends that were with him, to receive money in name of a dowry.
15 Which when the priests of Nanea had set forth, and he was entered with a small company into the compass of the temple, they shut the temple as soon as Antiochus was come in:
16 And opening a privy door of the roof, they threw stones like thunderbolts, and struck down the captain, hewed them in pieces, smote off their heads and cast them to those that were without.
17 Blessed be our God in all things, who hath delivered up the ungodly.
18 Therefore whereas we are now purposed to keep the purification of the temple upon the five and twentieth day of the month Casleu, we thought it necessary to certify you thereof, that ye also might keep it, as the feast of the tabernacles, and of the fire, which was given us when Neemias offered sacrifice, afterthat he had builded the temple and the altar.
19 For when our fathers were led into Persia, the priests that were then devout took the fire of the altar privily, and hid it in an hollow place of a pit without water, where they kept it sure, so that the place was unknown to all men.
20Now after many years, when it pleased God, Neemias, being sent from the king of Persia, did send of the posterity of those priests that had hid it to the fire: but when they told us they found no fire, but thick water;
21 Then commanded he them to draw it up, and to bring it; and when the sacrifices were laid on, Neemias commanded the priests to sprinkle the wood and the
things laid thereupon with the water.
22 When this was done, and the time came that the sun shone, which afore was hid in the cloud, there was a great fire kindled, so that every man marvelled.
23 And the priests made a prayer whilst the sacrifice was consuming, I say, both the priests, and all the rest, Jonathan beginning, and the rest answering thereunto, as Neemias did.
24 And the prayer was after this manner; O Lord, Lord God, Creator of all things, who art fearful and strong, and righteous, and merciful, and the only and gracious King,
25 The only giver of all things, the only just, almighty, and everlasting, thou that deliverest Israel from all trouble, and didst choose the fathers, and sanctify them:
26 Receive the sacrifice for thy whole people Israel, and preserve thine own portion, and sanctify it.
27 Gather those together that are scattered from us, deliver them that serve among the heathen, look upon them that are despised and abhorred, and let the heathen know that thou art our God.
28 Punish them that oppress us, and with pride do us wrong.
29 Plant thy people again in thy holy place, as Moses
hath spoken.
30 And the priests sung psalms of thanksgiving.
31 Now when the sacrifice was consumed, Neemias commanded the water that was left to be poured on the great stones. 32 When this was done, there was kindled a flame: but it was consumed by the light that shined from the altar.
33 So when this matter was known, it was told the king of Persia, that in the place, where the priests that were led away had hid the fire, there appeared water, and that Neemias had purified the sacrifices therewith.
34Then the king, inclosing the place, made it holy, after he had tried the matter.
35 And the king took many gifts, and bestowed thereof on those whom he would gratify.
36 And Neemias called this thing Naphthar, which is as much as to say, a cleansing: but many men call it Nephi.

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The Ark of The Covenant was never lost, it was hidden until the time of the end when God shall gather his people again together, and receive them unto mercy.

And now we hear of Jeremiah and the Ark of The Covenant…Who knew this was written?

The Second Book of The Maccabees Chapter 2
1 It is also found in the records, that Jeremy the prophet commanded them that were carried away to take of the fire, as it hath been signified:
2 And how that the prophet, having given them the law, charged them not to forget the commandments of the Lord, and that they should not err in their minds, when they see images of silver and gold, with their ornaments.
3 And with other such speeches exhorted he them, that the law should not depart from their hearts.
4 It was also contained in the same writing, that the prophet, being warned of God, commanded the tabernacle and the ark to go with him, as he went forth into the mountain, where Moses climbed up, and saw the heritage of God.
5 And when Jeremy came thither, he found an hollow cave, wherein he laid the tabernacle, and the ark, and the altar of incense, and so stopped the door.
6 And some of those that followed him came to mark the way, but they could not find it. 7 Which when Jeremy perceived, he blamed them, saying, As for that place, it shall be unknown until the time that God gather his people again together, and receive them unto mercy.
8 Then shall the Lord shew them these things, and the glory of the Lord shall appear, and the cloud also, as it was shewed under Moses, and as when Solomon desired that
the place might be honourably sanctified.
9 It was also declared, that he being wise offered the sacrifice of dedication, and of the finishing of the temple.
10 And as when Moses prayed unto the Lord, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the sacrifices: even so prayed Solomon also, and the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offerings.
11 And Moses said, Because the sin offering was not to be eaten, it was consumed.
12 So Solomon kept those eight days.
13 The same things also were reported in the writings and commentaries of Neemias; and how he founding a library gathered together the acts of the kings, and the prophets, and of David, and the epistles of the kings concerning the holy gifts.
14 In like manner also Judas gathered together all those things that were lost by reason of the war we had, and they remain with us,
15 Wherefore if ye have need thereof,send some to fetch them unto you.
16 Whereas we then are about to celebrate the purification, we have written unto you, and ye shall do well, if ye keep the same days.
17 We hope also, that the God, that delivered all his people, and gave them all an heritage, and the kingdom, and the priesthood, and the sanctuary. 18 As he promised in the law, will shortly have mercy upon us, and gather us together out of every land under heaven into the holy place: for he hath delivered us out
of great troubles, and hath purified the place.

Judas Maccabeus before the Army of Nicanor by Gustave Dore w1 Beach Towel  for Sale by Historic illustrations
Judas McCabees before the army of Nicanor, by Gustave Dore

PRESERVATION OF THE WORD

Now we here of the scribes who took great pains to preserve these truths during a time of great war and tribulation. Jason of Cyrene who helped abridge all of the five books into one volume, and how we have these truths this day.

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19 Now as concerning Judas Maccabeus, and his brethren, and the purification of the great temple, and the dedication of the altar,
20 And the wars against Antiochus Epiphanes, and Eupator his son,
21 And the manifest signs that came from heaven unto those that behaved themselves manfully to their honour for Judaism: so that, being but a few, they overcame the
whole country, and chased barbarous multitudes,

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Antiochus Epiphanes, placed a statue of Zeus in the Temple and committed all manner of abominations against God. Fulling the prophecy in Daniel.


22 And recovered again the temple renowned all the world over, and freed the city, and upheld the laws which were going down, the Lord being gracious unto them with
all favour:
23 All these things, I say, being declared by Jason of Cyrene in five books, we will assay to abridge in one volume.
24 For considering the infinite number, and the difficulty which they find that desire to look into the narrations of the story, for the variety of the matter,
25 We have been careful, that they that will read may have delight, and that they that are desirous to commit to memory might have ease, and that all into whose hands it comes might have profit.
26 Therefore to us, that have taken upon us this painful labour of abridging, it was not easy, but a matter of sweat and watching;
27 Even as it is no ease unto him that prepareth a banquet, and seeketh the benefit of others: yet for the pleasuring of many we will undertake gladly this great pains;
28 Leaving to the author the exact handling of every particular, and labouring to follow the rules of an abridgement.
29 For as the master builder of a new house must care for the whole building; but he that undertaketh to set it out, and paint it, must seek out fit things for the adorning thereof: even so I think it is with us.
30 To stand upon every point, and go over things at large, and to be curious in particulars, belongeth to the first author of the story:
31 But to use brevity, and avoid much labouring of the work, is to be granted to him that will make an abridgment.
32 Here then will we begin the story: only adding thus much to that which hath been said, that it is a foolish thing to make a long prologue, and to be shortin the story itself.

Martyrdom of Eleazar | Daily Bible Readings

So after many chapters of war leading up to how Antiochus carried 1,800 talents of gold out of the temple he hurried back to Antiochia, leaving governors behind to vex the nation and placing in Jerusalem a Phygian who was a barbarian and capable of horrendous evils without conscience. And sent wicked Apollonius with an army of two and twenty thousand commanding them to slay all in their best age and to sell the women and young children. It was cruel and barbaric. These chapters lead us to the setting up of a sacrifice that demanded the people of Israel to denounce their God and to eat swines flesh and drink swines blood, leading into the story of the martyrdom of Hanna and her Seven Sons.

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The Second Book of The Maccabees Chapter 7

1 It came to pass also, that seven brethren with their mother were taken, and compelled by the king against the law to taste swine’s flesh, and were tormented with scourges and whips.
2 But one of them that spake first said thus, What wouldest thou ask or learn of us? we are ready to die,
rather than to transgress the laws of our fathers.
3 Then the king, being in a rage, commanded pans and caldrons to be made hot:
4 Which forthwith being heated, he commanded to cut out the tongue of him that spake first, and to cut off the utmost parts of his body, the rest of his brethren and his
mother looking on.
5 Now when he was thus maimed in all his members, he commanded him being yet alive to be brought to the fire, and to be fried in the pan: and as the vapour of the pan was for a good space dispersed, they exhorted one another with the mother to die manfully, saying thus,
6 The Lord God looketh upon us, and in truth hath comfort in us, as Moses in his song, which witnessed to their faces, declared, saying, And he shall be comforted in his servants.
7 So when the first was dead after this manner, they brought the second to make him a mocking stock: and when they had pulled off the skin of his head with the hair, they asked him, Wilt thou eat, before thou be punished throughout every member of thy body?
8 But he answered in his own language, and said, No. Wherefore he also received the next torment in order, as the former did.
9 And when he was at the last gasp, he said, Thou like a fury takest us out of this present life, but the King of the world shall raise us up, who have died for his laws, unto everlasting life.

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10 After him was the third made a mocking stock: and when he was required, he put out his tongue, and that right soon, holding forth his hands manfully, 11 And said courageously, These I had from heaven; and for his laws I despise them; and from him I hope to receive them again.
12 Insomuch that the king, and they that were with him, marvelled at the young man’s courage, for that he nothing regarded the pains.
13 Now when this man was dead also, they tormented and mangled the fourth in like manner.
14 So when he was ready to die he said thus, It is good, being put to death by men, to look for hope from God to be raised up again by him: as for thee, thou shalt have no resurrection to life.
15 Afterward they brought the fifth also, and mangled him.
16 Then looked he unto the king, and said, Thou hast power over men, thou art corruptible, thou doest what thou wilt; yet think not that our nation isforsaken of God;
17 But abide a while, and behold his great power, how he will torment thee and thy seed.
18 After him also they brought the sixth, who being ready to die said, Be not deceived without cause: for we suffer these things for ourselves, having sinned against our God: therefore marvellous things are done unto us.
19 But think not thou, that takest in hand to strive against God, that thou shalt escape unpunished.
20 But the mother was marvellous above all, and worthy of honourable memory: for when she saw her seven sons slain within the space of one day, she bare it with a good courage, because of the hope that she had in the Lord.
21 Yea, she exhorted every one of them in her own language, filled with courageous spirits; and stirring up her womanish thoughts with a manly stomach, she said unto them, 22 I cannot tell how ye came into my womb: for I neither gave you breath nor life, neither was it I that formed the members of every one of you;
23 But doubtless the Creator of the world, who formed the generation of man, and found out the beginning of all things, will also of his own mercy give you breath and life again, as ye now regard not your own selves for his laws’ sake.
24 Now Antiochus, thinking himself despised, and suspecting it to be a reproachful speech, whilst the youngest was yet alive, did not only exhort him by words, but also assured him with oaths, that he would make him both a rich and a happy man, if he would turn from the laws of his fathers; and that also he would take him for his friend, and trust him with affairs.
25 But when the young man would in no case hearken unto him, the king called his mother, and exhorted her that she would counsel the young man to save his life.

Heaven Is Not Enough

26 And when he had exhorted her with many words,she promised him that she would counsel her son.
27 But she bowing herself toward him, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, spake in her country language on this manner; O my son, have pity upon me that bare thee nine months in my womb, and gave thee suck three years, and nourished thee, and brought thee up unto this age, and endured the troubles of education.
28 I beseech thee, my son, look upon the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, and consider that God made them of things that were not; and so was mankind made likewise.
29 Fear not this tormentor, but, being worthy of thy brethren, take thy death that I may receive thee again in mercy with thy brethren. 30 Whiles she was yet speaking these words, the young man said, Whom wait ye for? I will not obey the king’s commandment: but I will obey the commandment of the law that was given unto our fathers by Moses.
31 And thou, that hast been the author of all mischief against the Hebrews, shalt not escape the hands of God.
32 For we suffer because of our sins.
33 And though the living Lord be angry with us a little while for our chastening and correction, yet shall he be at one again with his servants.
34 But thou, O godless man, and of all other most wicked, be not lifted up without a cause, nor puffed up
with uncertain hopes, lifting up thy hand against the servants of God:
35 For thou hast not yet escaped the judgment of Almighty God, who seeth all things.
36 For our brethren, who now have suffered a short pain, are dead under God’s covenant of everlasting life: but thou, through the judgment of God, shalt receive just punishment for thy pride.
37 But I, as my brethren, offer up my body and life for the laws of our fathers, beseeching God that he would speedily be merciful unto our nation; and that thou by torments and plagues mayest confess, that he alone is God;
38 And that in me and my brethren the wrath of the Almighty, which is justly brought upon our nation, may cease.
39Then the king being in a rage, handed him worse than all the rest, and took it grievously that he was mocked.
40 So this man died undefiled, and put his whole trust in the Lord.
41 Last of all after the sons the mother died. 42 Let this be enough now to have spoken concerning the idolatrous feasts, and the extreme tortures.

READ MORE HERE AND THE ENTIRE SECOND BOOK OF THE MACCABEES: eng-kjv_2MA.pdf (ebible.org)

The Faith of the Martyred Mother and her Seven Sons - TheTorah.com

Let us look AGAIN at how barbaric wicked jackels use money, riches and power to attempt to bribe and buy men’s allegience and steal their souls.

24 Now Antiochus, thinking himself despised, and suspecting it to be a reproachful speech, whilst the youngest was yet alive, did not only exhort him by words, but also assured him with oaths, that he would make him both a rich and a happy man, if he would turn from the laws of his fathers; and that also he would take him for his friend, and trust him with affairs.

TAKE NOTE THAT EVIL MEN ALWAYS TRY TO BRIBE WITH MONEY, RICHES AND POWER! Throughout history bribing with wealth and multiple forms of riches, and power has always been a sign of evil men to bribe and coherse. It is their mark. Which a mark is also a symbol, and a sign of something. Mark my words, there is more than one definition to apply to the mark of the beast as it is appearing to be a sign of someone who possess all the riches in the world. His name is Satan.

As I continue to look at all the evil empires that existed in history. It has stood out like a sore thumb that what I am observing is sheer evil and how money has been able to sell mens souls. In all of this, it has become self evident to me, that the beast in Revelation that is the eighth and of the seven, that has the whore of Babylon riding it, all the abominations of filth is none other than Satan’s fallen anarchy. His evil demonic spirits that rule this evil world he is ruler of. It always has been and it always will be.

To make my point a bit clearer, the Lord God also has said in Revelation to not until I seal my people in their foreheads. So should we be looking for marks on peoples foreheads? A stamp of some type, a great seal? What is this going to look like? Have you seen any yet? What could this seal be? Or is it the seal of salvation that we receive when we believe on the Lord? When we love God with all of our heart, mind, and soul and receive the Holy Spirit? When we follow his commandments of which I just named the first one, and the second one is to love your neighbor as yourself. The Lord said, let your light so shine that the WORLD shall see your good works. Is it not our mind that allows us to choose and is it not that choice our free will? Is not that our seal of God upon our foreheads which represent our mind and choice to follow the Lord? Is not our right hand symbolic of our works and deeds? Each can think, feel and choose what they decide. Each have been given free will.

The seal of God goes a step further than just free will to choose. It is God’s word in your mind. It is God’s truth as clear and as natural as breathing. It is the Sword of the Lord in your possession and all of the Word of God and the entire Armor of God to be wielded. To be used and to be a Warrior of God. It is God’s Holy Spirit to its fullest SUPER POWER THAT IT CAN WIELD!

And now for the secret of the 144 thousand. 1+4+4 = 9. Nine is the energy of God in your DNA. Remember Tesla said, if you only knew the magnificence of the numbers 3, 6, and 9. You would hold the secrets of the Universe. Nine is the number of heaven. It is a sacred number, and  the number of completion and fulfillment. Nine is a symbol of wisdom and good leadership. It is the sound of 432 hertz music vibration. It is a healing vibration. The energy in the sounding of the Shofar, the Trumpet of God. This does not mean if you don’t rise up to be this, that you are not with salvation, this is to show you the power you have within you with the Holy Spirit and the Lord who dwells in you. Remember you were made in God’s image. For many are called, but few are chosen who will rise up against the evil days.

Matthew 22:14 Context

11And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: 12And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 13Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14For many are called, but few are chosen. 15Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. 16And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. 17Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? 19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? 21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

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And indeed, no one can buy or sell with out some form of money in Satan’s world. Look back at the native American Tribes. They were forced to buy at General stores in their agreements with the US Government. And they ran up bills as they were encouraged to charge their goods and pay later. Then the government demanded payment in full and they did not take wompum and they did not barter. So all they had of value to the Government was their land….and they seized it. Tacumsaeh was furious at the Chiefs who allowed these land grabs. It’s history. You have to tell the truth. Evil men have always crept in to do nasty things.

History will show that much land in all nations has been seized in the same way or something more clever. Central banks have devised a system where they loan you worthless paper fiat dollars with nothing to back it up, and if you have hard times and miss a few payments, they can seize it from you; like many have experienced during COVID plandemic. Today, it’s all electronic transfer. The bank pays for your property to the seller with digital numbers in an account. Then you pay them fiat dollars and they digitally calculate it back and forth…then one day you don’t have fiat paper and if you do this a couple of times, they can take your real property. They then acquired a real assett and they got it from transferring you paper with nothing to back it. So this same evil process has been going on throughout time, and throughout the life of the Central Banks.

So as we continue in our COVID JAB BATTLE, remember what they are asking you to do is to make yourself sick. They don’t care if you end up shaking like a blender, disabled, or dead. All they want to do is make sure that those who survive the graphene oxide poisoning are then tested with their 5G mind control program to control your free will in the mind; of which the side affects of that new idea of theirs will have its’ own second set of evils.

God only knows what evil they plan, but the Lord did say:

Matthew 24:22 22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

That being said…stay strong and keep on pressing forward – fear not, never surrender and trust in the Lord!

Dianne

By Dianne Marshall

I don't sleep I write! Author, Graphic Artist, Researcher and lover of the truth.

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