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Shabbat Begins at Sundown on the Sixth Day

This is that which YHWH hath said, To morrow is the rest of the Holy Sabbath unto YHWH. Ex. 16:23 Shabbat Countdown with Yerubilee.

How much can you get done before sunset on the sixth day each week?

Is it possible to clear the desk by then?

How would it feel to put off the rest of the cleaning for 24 hours – and have a valid excuse for doing so?

Can we finish the cooking by sunset, and then relax and just eat leftovers for a day?

Seems pretty easy, actually. Why fight it?

Matthew 1:1-19 in the Aramaic

Matthew Chapter 1

1. The book of the genealogy of Y’shua the Mashiyach,the son of Dawid, the son of Awraham.

2. Awraham fathered Yitz’chak, Yitz’chak  fathered Ya’akov. Ya’akov fathered Yehuda and his brothers.  3. Yehuda fathered Peretz and Zarakh by Thamar.  Peretz fathered Khetzron.  4. Khetzron fathered Aram. Aram fathered Amminadav, Amminadav fathered, Nekhshon.  Nekhshon fathered Salmon.  5. Salmon fathered Bo’az by Rachav, Bo’az fathered Awbed by Rawth, Awbed fathered Ishai.  6. Ishai fathered Dawid the king. Dawid fathered Shlemon by the wife of Awrea.  7. Shlemon fathered Rechav’am, Rechav’am fathered Aviyah, Aviyah fathered Asa.  8. Asa fathered Yahoshapat, Yahoshapat fathered Yoram, Yoram fathered Uziyahu.  9. Uziyahu fathered Yotham, Yotham fathered Akhaz, Akhaz fathered Hizkiyahu.  10. Hizkiyahu fathered M’nasheh, M’nasheh fathered Amon, Amon fathered Yoshiyahu.  11. Yoshiyahu fathered Yochanyahu and his brothers in the captivity of Bavel.  12. And after the captivity now of Bavel, Yochanyahu fathered Sh’altiel, Sh’altiel fathered Zerubavel.  13. Zerubavel fathered Awiud, Awiud fathered Elyakim, Elyakim fathered Azor.  14. Azor fathered Tzadoq.  Tzadoq fathered Achin, Achin fathered El’ichud.  15. El’ichud fathered El’azar, El’azar fathered Matan, Matan fathered Ya’akov.  16. Ya’akov fathered Yosip, the guardian* of Maryam, from whom was born Y’shua, who is called the Mashiyach.  17. Therefore, all the generations from Awraham until Dawid were fourteen generations, from Dawid to the captivity were fourteen generations and from the captivity of Bavel until the Mashiyach were fourteen generations.  18. Now the birth of Y’shua, the Mashiyach, was like this:  While Maryam his mother was betrothed to Yosip, without them being united, she was found pregnant by the Ruach haKodesh. 19. But Yosip, her husband was just and did not desire to expose her, yet he was thinking in secret that he would dismiss her. (Matt. 1:1-19 AENT).

Genealogy of the Messiah:  Who Says Matthew Cannot Count to Fourteen?

Greek NT comes under accusation with blatant mistakes as found in Matthew 1.  Verse 17 asserts 
that the generation count must be 14, 14, & 14, and yet in Greek verses 12-16, one can only find 13 
generations, including Y’shua.  In the Aramaic Peshitta NT, the v.16 Yosip is Maryam’s father, not 
husband: Problem resolved.  Secondly, if she is attached to the Davidic line only by marriage as 
written in Greek, then her offspring cannot be the Messiah. The Peshitta (Eastern Aramaic) text of the New Testament fixes all this.

Third, the Peshitta distinguishes the first Yosip (v.16) from the second (v.19), so the contradiction 
with Luke 3:23 disappears. Fourth, see Matt. 8:9 for another usage of “gowra” as “father” rather 
than “husband.”  Lastly, note that it is inappropriate to double any name in an attempt to balance 
the Greek lists.


* The word gowra designates a protector-male or guardian; the context of this verse determines its specific meaning.  Y’shua elsewhere says “which one of gowra, if he has a son…(Mt.7:9),” obviously “father” is intended.

Complete text, with over 1700 footnotes and extensive commentary available in the Aramaic English New Testament:

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2 Corinthians 4:6-7 from the Aramaic

Because Elohim, who commanded the light to arise from darkness, has Himself shined in our hearts, that we might be illuminated with the knowledge of the glory of Elohim on the face of Y’shua the Mashiyach.*  7. But we have this treasure in an earthen vessel that the excellence of the power might be from Elohim, and not from us.  (2 Cor. 4:6-7 AENT pg. 542)

* A.G. Roth: This verse strengthens the idea that the glory of Elohim is “reflected” in Y’shua’s face.

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1 John 4:17-18 from the Aramaic Sources

And hereby is his love perfected with us; that we may have open countenances in the day of judgment; because as he was, so also are we in this world.  18. In love there is no fear; but perfect love casts out fear; because fear exists in peril, and he that fears* is not perfected in love.
(1 John 4:17-18 AENT pg. 658)

* A.G. Roth: This refers to the fear of man, the fear of loss and every other form of fear, except the Fear of YHWH.  The Fear of YHWH helps to perfect the love of YHWH.  A young child is taught about boundaries to protect and sustain the child’s welfare.  The more understanding a child has of their boundaries and environment, the more likely they will not fall into danger.  A child does not have the knowledge of their parent; neither does mankind have all the knowledge that YHWH has.  When YHWH establishes righteous boundaries for mankind, it is only a fool who oversteps them.

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Definition: Sin

And everyone that practices sin, perpetrates iniquity; for all sin is iniquity. (1 John 3:4 AENT pg. 654).

“…all sin is iniquity.”  Sin and iniquity are equivalent according to the “New Testament,” more aptly called the  Renewed Covenant.  But what is iniquity?

The dictionary defines iniquity as “lack of justice or righteousness; wickedness; injustice.”  The page at Dictionary.com includes a usage example from the Torah (Exodus 34:6-7).  Iniquity (lack of righteousness) can therefore be described as “Lawlessness,” which is “Torah-lessness” for those who consider the Bible to be Divinely inspired by the Creator.

You therefore, my beloved, as you know (these things) beforehand, guard yourselves or else, by going after the error of the Torahless, you fall from your steadfastness.  (2 Peter 3:17 AENT pg.458).

While sin is sin, meaning that sin is Torahlessness, without compromise, keep in mind that there is a difference between the occasional lapse vs. a lifestyle of practicing sin:

Everyone that is born of Elohim does not practice sin because his seed is in him and he cannot sin because he is born of Elohim. (1 John 3:9 AENT pg.654)

Secondly, our Father in Heaven has always been merciful towards those who repent:

YHWH, YHWH El, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. (Exodus 34:6-7).

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Halakha הלכה / How To Walk

And by this we will be sensible that we know him, if we keep his Commandments… He that says “I am in him” is bound to walk according to his halakha. My beloved, I write no new commandment to you, but the old Commandment which you had from the beginning; and the old Commandment is the Word which you have heard.

(1 John 2:3,6&7 AENT pg.652)

“Halakha” in Hebrew, הלכה means “the way of walking.”

Halakha (הלכה) comes from the verb “lelekhet” ללכת which means “to go, to walk; to go ahead; to leave, to pass, to disappear; to follow.”

In Biblical lifestyle, Halakha הלכה means to base one’s life upon the written Word of Elohim.

In Judaism, however, Halakha הלכה refers to following traditions of men. Those traditions are often based upon the Word, but quite often conflict with the Word as well. According to tradition, if the tradition conflicts somehow with the Word, the tradition trumps the Word. At least, that’s what the tradition says!

In the verse above, however, we are not taught to follow the traditions of men. When we read that “Yeshua is our Halakha” this means that He shows us the way we must walk, according to the way He walked.

This is what it means to be a disciple: To walk as He walked.

Yeshua walked according to the Word. He is the Word (John 1). The Word is the same Word from the beginning (Genesis: “In the Beginning”):

My beloved, I write no new commandment to you, but the old Commandment which you had from the beginning; and the old Commandment is the Word which you have heard. (1 John 2:7 AENT pg.652)

What then is the Way in which we should walk ללכת?

Yeshua is the Way.

Yeshua is the Walking.

Yeshua is הלכה.

Y’shua said to him, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father except by me.” (John 14:6 AENT pg.280).

For those interested in a study Bible, we offer the Aramaic English New Testament (AENT) over at JTOD.org.

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Aramaic Scriptures Proving Yeshua’s Divinity

Phil 2:11 (AENT) and that every tongue should confess that Y’shua the Mashiyach is YHWH, to the glory of Elohim his Father.

1 Cor 12:3b (AENT) “…neither can a man say that Y’shua is master YHWH, except by the Ruach haKodesh.”

Luke 2:11 (AENT) For today is born to you in the city of Dawid the Savior who is Master YHWH, the Mashiyach.

All verses from the (AENT)
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Report from Sweden

Shalom and grace in the name of Yeshua of Nazareth our Messiah. This is Teddy Chadwick, I’m an American living in Jerusalem, currently on a speaking tour in Sweden, my mom’s homeland. I want to let folks know what’s going on over here so we can join together in prayer for the Kingdom of YHVH to advance. For six weeks so far (since June 15) I have been crisscrossing the land of Sverige ministering the Kingdom of Heaven through preaching, teaching, prayer, and singing. I’ve shared among other things that Jesus’ real name is Yeshua, which in Hebrew/Aramaic means “YHVH has become Salvation.” Of course, I do miss Israel, but the work here is a tough groundbreaking and plowing job that needs to be done.

Sweden prides itself at being the most secular state in the West, and a self-styled leader in secularism. In my travels among the congregations and people I find that the Gospel is viewed as something irrelevant to the general public. I have found some school programs where believers are going into the schools to provide some life as a cultural presentation of Christianity. I did find a couple of outreach programs through outdoor cafe-type activities that seek to strike up conversations with unbelievers and bring them to repentance from things like alcoholism and such things, which is great. I talked to some young people who have an active testimony which they’re willing to share with others, and that’s exciting. Until recently most people were born as automatic members of the State Church of Sweden; yet, the actual percentage of the population which is actively seeking to be disciples is around 3 percent, I’m told. Still, I have found this 3 percent to be quite devoted as they certainly feel like “the minority.”

There is a Church of Sweden (Lutheran) which was the official State Church until a few years ago, but still retains most of the trappings of a government-organized system. There are three movements within this; one towards more tradition, one towards charismaticism (like pentecostals but without any real fire), and one middle-ground movement. I ministered in prayer and worship at a conference of the pentecostal branch of the Church of Sweden and became quite convinced that if there’s no repentance the whole authority structure there is top-heavy control and manipulation that effectively quenches any true move of the Ruach haKodesh. Further, I see clear signs that the pentecostal branch is moving towards Rome, having adopted the adoration of icons and the Roman version of the Nicene Creed (in the conference which I attended) which differs slightly from the Lutheran version of the creed. During one meeting of the conference (which they called a "Mass") they had several "testimonies" related to miracles revolving around icons in some fashion. They had a time of singing in the Spirit which felt like it was written into the program, which is not to say that it was illegitimate. I kept asking people whether the doctrine states that the bread and wine are symbols or that they switch into the actual body and blood of Messiah, and since I couldn’t get any definite answers, I was reticent about partaking in communion. However, as I observed the parade of joyless bearing a burning censer along with a "Jesus Pole," soon finding out the meeting was called a "Mass," and especially getting the creeps during the testimonies related to icons and the reading of the Creed, I decided that we were going to make a prophetic act and walk out before the communion. There are many dear souls who attended that meeting who, I feel, have true hearts that are seeking the Father; however, we just did not feel clear in the Spirit to join in at such a level of intimacy.

There is also a free-church movement in Sweden, some pentecostal and some missions churches. There seems to be quite a bit more freedom there. However, the pentecostal churches are viewed as a single denomination rather than a bunch of sovereign assemblies. The missions churches are also a denomination.

I spent most of my time in free assemblies which are not attached to any denominations at all. There is a move of the prophetic in these groups which is refreshing, with corporate and individual words of prophecy being given out, in some case only by the leader, in other cases by the members which are encouraged by the leader to stretch and stir up this gift. It is these type of groups that the Father has brought me into closest contact with on this trip. I have found the people to be helpful and eager to listen to such a one from Israel, as they differ from the mainstream society in their support for Israel. However, the amount of Christian support is absolutely nothing like that of Norway or Finland, for example. A Swedish Prime Minister in the 60’s became buddies with Yassir Arafat after the Six Days’ War and ever since, Israel can do no good in the eyes of the Swedish public.

I found these small groups to be rather open to hear from the Word, yet, they seem conditioned to accept mainly a preacher vs. audience style delivery, even though these groups are normally less than twenty people. As I sought to teach with a responsive/interactive style, asking questions and forcing people to look at the Bible verses and come up with some answers, I usually found it was like pulling teeth at first. Swedes are fairly conditioned to never share their opinion about things, and generally, all "controversial" topics are immediately dropped without notice, in private conversations. However I found that with a little lovin’ care these small groups could be coaxed to respond a little, but it was tough at first. There is almost zero Berean culture here; that of searching the Scriptures to find if anything is true. I found that some of the things that I taught were soon nullified by the group leader through cell phone calls with the members, or perhaps small comments in the meeting, with barely any Scriptural backing. Because these leaders are "prophetic," there seems to be no need for them to support their traditions with the Bible. I am believing that the planted seeds will grow eventually, but I am a bit disheartened that all my hours and hours of Scripture-based teaching can be undone in such a lame way.

There is also a fledgeling Messianic movement here, with which I have very little contact so far. However I have quickly become aware that the non-divinity of Yeshua HERESY is already taking root. I hope to visit with a Hebrew-roots style pentecostal group one of these days to soundly dispel this myth. This group happens to be in the same town where the leader of a Messianic association of congregations resides, who has this belief, so I hope to make Scripture bandages and stop the bleeding if possible. 1 Corinthians 12:3 is particularly helpful in this, as in the Aramaic it states clearly that Yeshua is YHVH.

The most popular Bible translation here seems to be the "Folk Bibeln," a decent Greek-based translation; however, there is also the "Bibeln 2000" which is a horrendous slash and burn parody which was commissioned by the State in order to present a Book which is nonoffensive to Christians, Muslims, Seculars, homosexuals, you get the idea. It’s quite a poor portrayal of YHVH. I picked up a Gideon’s Swedish/English diglot which pairs the Swedish Bibeln 2000 together with the English NKJV; Within seconds I can see that many verses of the Bibeln 2000 are truncated or completely removed, on practically every page. This is an NT with Psalms and Proverbs. I am actually aghast that such a printing ever got off the presses; but again, the culture here strongly discourages voicing any opinions so this is fertile ground for such a travesty. I’ve also met with some folks from the Bible Society of Sweden and found that they are promoting the Bibleln 2000 as well, in various printed versions.

My goal is to insert the Aramaic English New Testament into this situation here to help restore the true Scriptures to the people. I am hoping it will prompt a lively discussion and searching in the Word. As such, I have introduced the AENT to many people here, and set up a web page for Swedes (and Scandinavians) to place orders:
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I have travelled through towns with streets and squares named after pagan Viking false dieties, and one city name refers to trolls, mythical beings of pagan lore. Many of the traditional Church of Sweden buildings are erected on the former sites of pagan rituals, so as to make smooth transition. When an early king of Sweden converted to Christianity, he used a good amount of pressure to force the people to likewise convert, although not as much as in Norway, I’m told. So what I think I’m dealing with here is a nation which has never truly separated from paganism, except in a superficial way.

With all this, I am hopeful. I have met with prayer warriors, preachers, and intercessors who are tuned into the Ruach who have taken me on prayer missions and appointments which have been powerful and fruitful; yet I do not feel I should go into detail here. On the west coast of Sweden I came across a town named "Gravene" which means "Graves." The reason being, the locals used to place false light signals along the coast in order to disturb the navigation of the passing cargo ships. In the storms, the ships would wreck on the rocky coast, and the people would grab all the loot. The bodies of the ships’ crew would wash up on the shore of the town which became known as "Graves." Currently, the town has been renamed "Kungsholm" (King’s Home). Let’s believe together that a mighty move of YHVH would break out across Sweden, bringing in a solid harvest into the Kingdom of Heaven, with a deep revelation of our true Divine Messiah, Yeshua of Nazareth.

Teddy Chadwick
JTOD.org & Yerubilee.com
PO Box 800
Jerusalem 91008

Touring in Sweden

Shalom and blessings from Jerusalem!

Today we head out to Stockholm for a home-groups tour in Southern Sweden. I’d really appreciate your prayers.

I’ll be sharing in Song and in the Word as I travel among the believers in Gotheburg, Stockholm, Orebro, and a few other places. I’ll have my harp, some Yerubilee CD’s, and a bunch of Bibles with me to spread the Word.

The Aramaic English New Testament is going strong and now we have an opportunity to bring her into a nation that is as yet untouched.

Meanwhile our Bibles for Africa program is going well. With every Bible I sell the Publisher is putting bucks aside for our fund to release the Aramaic English New Testament in Africa. So feel welcome to go place your order today. Please place orders (shipping to USA) here: http://JTOD.org/AENT.cfm

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Thanks for your prayers & help!

Teddy Chadwick





“Messianic Roots Reggae

from Jerusalem”


How to Bathe in Developing Countries


Teddy of Yerubilee (Messianic Roots Reggae from Jerusalem) on tour in Nigeria, describing what it’s like to take a bath in places where the water does not consistently run thru the pipes.

This video is a “how-to” blog for those who have always had running water who may someday travel to a part of the world which may not. If you are already accustomed to bathing with buckets then this video will not help you. But if you are a newbie, this info will quickly give you the method you need to know to get yourself clean.

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