Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- Luke ~~- chapter 2 of 24 (52 verses.)

Luke 2Wrench

Caesar Forces An Evil Tax-Registration Census
1 Being Marked/Numbered as the Beast's *[As Yahshua is about to be born, Roman emperor] Caesar Augustus sends out a dogma. It commands everyone [on earth] to report to the Roman census officers to get their names listed and numbered [for the purpose of global identification, taxation and regulation].
Every census is always evil. Numbering of human flesh is a precursor to slavery and genocide. Patriotism is worldly dogma. Patriotism is the world's religion.
2 Being Marked/Numbered as the Beast's (This groundbreaking tax [registration census] occurs during Cyreniusโ€™ term as governor of [Highland] Syria, ๐Ÿ˜‡.)
Zealots fought to the death to oppose this devil's census effected via Quirinius, legate (governor) of Syria. โ€˜Legateโ€™ means someone who binds people using pledges of allegiance. Never pledge allegiance. And never voluntarily register information about yourself or your family.
3 Being Marked/Numbered as the Beast's So everyone [except the census-resisters] flocks to his hometown be registered [and numbered on the demonic emperor's tax rolls, ๐Ÿ˜‡].
4 The Messiah's Birth Because Joseph {Increaser} descended from [King] David, Joseph leaves the city of Nazareth (in the Heathen-Circle). He [rides south] to David's hometown, (the House Of Dust) [aka Bethlehem] in Judaea.
5 Oppression Joseph {Increaser} travels (to his tax [appointment]) with his VERY pregnant fiancee, Mary. [Inside her, full-term baby Yahshua kicks to pop out.]
It's a sin to be numbered among the pagans, for instance, by getting a personal SSN/SIN aka Tax-Id-number. Joseph may have paid a tax. But if he was intelligent, he didn't allow himself to be numbered by the Romans.
The Town Refuses To Give Christ A Birth-Room
6 The Messiah's Birth As Joseph {Increaser} & Mary [arrive] in Bethlehem {Bread-House}, the time comes for Mary to give birth to Yahshua.
7 The Messiah's Birth *[Everyone in] Bethlehem {Bread-House} refuses to make room for [pregnant] Mary in their living-quarters, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [So, in a cave used for sheltering animals,] Mary births [Yahshua,] her firstborn son, from [her holy womb into an evil world]. Mary snugly wraps the baby Yahshua in strips of cloth. [She breast-feeds him. She swoons, exhausted. So] she lays Yahshua in a [cow's] feeding trough.
Angels Announce Yahshua's Birth To Shepherds
8 The Messiah's Birth [Meanwhile,] in the countryside near [Yahshua's birth-cave,] shepherds [sit] spending the night in the fields, ๐Ÿ˜‡, keeping watch over their flocks.
Warm-enough weather to be in the fields at night shows that Yahshua was not born in the winter (Dec 25, the sun-god's birthday). Yahshua was born in Spring or Fall.
9 Paranormal Phenomena Suddenly, Adonai [YHVH's] angel appears to the shepherds, ๐Ÿ˜‡. The glory of [YHVH] Adonai radiates [from heaven]. [Supernatural light] encircles the shaking, terrified shepherds.
10 The Messiah's Birth [YAH's] angel [shout-sings] to the shepherds, โ€œNever fear! Look! I bring you good news of great joy for all people!
11 The Messiah's Birth โ€”The Saviorโ€”[yes,] the Messiah, the Adoniโ€” is born tonight in [Bethlehem], the [home] town of [ancient king] David!
12 The Messiah's Birth โ€”This is how you'll recognize [the Messiah]: You'll find a baby lying in a feeding trough, wrapped snugly in strips of rags.โ€
The Messiah was not born into wealth or status. He was born, and lived, in rags.
13 Praise *Suddenly, ๐Ÿ˜‡, a vast host of other [celestial beings] โ€” the armies of heaven โ€” appear with the angel, all praising [YHVH] the Eloah:
14 Praise *"[Give] glory [to YHVH], [the] Elohim in [the] highest [heaven]. And on earth, [I pray for] peace [and] good will to [flow] to [all] humans.โ€
Or, โ€˜may peace be given to those YAH is pleased with on earth!โ€™
15 The Messiah's Birth The angels [fly back] to heaven, ๐Ÿ˜‡. The shepherds' [jaws hang open. They stare up at the star.] They shout, โ€œLet's [run] to Bethlehem {Bread-House}! Let's see this [wonderful new Baby King whom] the Adonai's [angel(s)] told us about.โ€
Shepherds Find The Newborn Messiah In A Cave
16 The Messiah's Birth The shepherds sprint to the cave [that lies beneath the star, ๐Ÿ˜‡. There they] find Mary & Joseph beside the baby [Yahshua] who lays in a feeding trough.
17 The Messiah's Birth The shepherds see Yahshua. Then they run out [of the cave]. They broadcast the words the angels spoke [and sang] about this [Messiah] child.
18 The Messiah's Birth Everyone [gawks,] amazed at the things the shepherds tell them [about Yahshua].
19 Privacy / Secrecy Yet Mary [avoids fame and public notoriety. She] guards [the wonders of Yahshua's birth] like secret treasures in her heart. She meditates on the deep meaning of [her miracle pregnancy].
20 Praise The shepherds return [to their flocks in the field]. [They] glorify and praise [YHVH] the Eloah for allowing them to hear and see [the newborn Baby King,] exactly as the angelic host miraculously predicted they would, ๐Ÿ˜‡!
21 Sinai Contract The [statutory] 8 days pass until the time for Yahshua's bโ€™rit-milah celebration, ๐Ÿ˜‡. There [Joseph & Mary publicly] name the baby โ€œYahshua,โ€ the name [YAH's] angel commanded before YAH fertilized the egg that became Yahshua [in Mary's womb].
The text does not explicitly state that Yahshua's penis was cut. It says, โ€˜peritemnoโ€™. IF a Rabbi cut Yahshua's penis, it was a mistake, a misunderstanding of YHVH's will, and child abuse. This โ€˜circumcisionโ€™ [whatever that meant] was probably intended to enroll Yahshua into the duty to obey each of the 613 commandments in the Mosaic Law. Yahshua, for 33 years, perfectly obeyed both the letter and the Spirit of the Law. This proves that you too can keep the Law.
Yahshua's Parents Devote Him To YAH's Service
22 Sinai Contract [40 days after Yahshua's birth,] the time comes for Joseph {Increaser} & Mary to perform the rite of purification, as commanded in the Law of Moses. So Joseph & Mary take [baby Yahshua] to Jerusalem to present him to Adonai [YHVH].
23 Separation (Holiness) ([Yahshua fulfills the commandment] written in the Law of Adonai [YHVH]: โ€œEvery firstborn male [who opens the womb] must be dedicated as holy, [consecrated for a life of service] to Adonai [YHVH].)
(Exodus 13:2,12)
24 Community Love Feasts Joseph {Increaser} & Mary also offer a [donation] gift [for the priests and paupers to eat,] in keeping with [YHVH] Adonai's law which requires โ€œa pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.โ€
Leviticus 12:8
Simeon Blesses Yahshua & Predicts Crucifixion
25 YAH's Spirit (Holy Spirit) In Jerusalem lives a righteous and devout man named Simeon {Listener}. He eagerly waits for [YAH] to comfort Israel [by killing their corrupt politicians, Roman oppressors and criminal religious rulers]. [YAH's] Sacred Spirit rests on Simeon.
26 Spiritual Vision [YAH's] Sacred Spirit reveals to Simeon {Listener} that he will see Adonai [YHVH's] Messiah before he dies.
lit. โ€˜sees death.โ€™
27 Spiritual Vision Moved by YAH's Spirit, Simon [runs] into the temple [courts]. [Right then] Joseph {Increaser} & Mary carry in the child Yahshua, to present him [to the priests] as the Torah requires.
28 Blessing Then Simeon {Listener} lifts up Yahshua in his arms. [Simeon] praises [YHVH] the Eloah.
29 Death Simeon {Listener} cries, โ€œAdonai [YHVH], now I can die in peace, as you promised me!
30 Redemption โ€”For my eyes have seen [Yahshua], your salvation.
Yahshua = Yah's salvation.
31 Redemption [YAH,] you've prepared [Yahshua, your salvation] for all people-groups to see.
32 The Messiah [Yahshua is] a fire to enlighten all Nations. [Yahshua is] the glory of your people Israel.โ€
33 The Messiah Joseph {Increaser} & Yahshua's mother [Mary] marvel at the miraculous future [the priests] predict for Yahshua.
34 The Messiah Simeon {Listener} blesses [Joseph &] Yahshua's mother [Mary]. [Then he] warns Mary, โ€œSee [your future]! This child [Yahshua] comes to cause many [people & spiritual powers] in Israel to fall. And [he makes others] rise. [Yahshua] becomes a [symbol of YHVH]. Many people speak against [your son].
This child will be rejected, misunderstood and contradicted by many in Israel, to their destruction. But Yahshua will be the greatest joy to many others.
35 Political Evil *โ€”Yes, [Mary,] a sword [of reality] descends to pierce through your own soul. You watch the human race reject [your Son, the only pure and perfect human who ever lived]. The [politico-commercial-military-religious complex murders Yahshua. This crime] painfully reveals [the satanic thoughts] that lurk inside the hearts [of even the best and brightest of humanity].โ€
36 Spiritual Vision [Meanwhile,] there in the Temple lives an extremely old prophetess named Anna {Favored}. (She's the daughter of [a man named] PhanuEl {Face-Of-El}, from the tribe of Asher {Happy}.) Anna is widowed, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Her husband died when they had been married only 7 years.
37 Forsaking All *[Since her husband's death,] Anna has lived as a [celibate] widow. Anna is 84 years old, ๐Ÿ˜‡. She stays constantly in the temple, serving [YAH] by fasting and praying night & day.
Fasting and praying are services which the world fails to appreciate.
38 The Messiah Anna [hobbles] in [to the temple court] at the instant [of Simeon's prophecy]. [Like Simeon,] Anna gives thanks to Adonai [YHVH]. Then [she] prophesies about Yahshua to [the crowd] who are [dying] for [YAH] to redeem Jerusalem [from Roman oppression].
Christianity begins as a religion of equality between men and women. The Messiah's temple-blessings come from both a man and a woman.
The Boy Yahshua Grows Up Strong
39 Sinai Contract Finally Joseph {Increaser} & Mary finish doing every rite required by the Law of Adonai [YHVH]. Then, ๐Ÿ˜‡, they [hike back north] to their Heathen-Circle town: Nazareth.
40 The Messiah The child [Yahshua] grows [taller, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. He becomes strong in Spirit, filled with wisdom. Elohim's [favored divine] influence [rests] upon Yahshua.
Yahshua Attends His 12th Passover Feast
41 Sinai Contract Every year, Yahshua's parents travel to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
So Christians should celebrate the passover instead of Easter.
42 Community Love Feasts So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, when Yahshua hits 12 years old, [he and Joseph & Mary hike] up to Jerusalem for the festival, as usual.
Jesus celebrated Hebrew feasts. So you should too. Leading disciples including Paul celebrated the biblical Hebrew festivals even after Yahshua rose from the dead.
Yahshua Stays In The Temple, Ditching His Dad
43 Sonship in Father YHVH's Family After the Feast ends, Joseph {Increaser} & Mary leave Jerusalem for Nazareth. But they fail to realize that Yahshua remains behind in Jerusalem!
44 Sonship in Father YHVH's Family Joseph & Mary assume that Yahshua is with some other people elsewhere in their [huge] group of travelers. So Joseph & Mary [walk] a day's journey, searching for Yahshua among their relatives and acquaintances.
45 Sonship in Father YHVH's Family Joseph & Mary [of course] fail to find Yahshua [in their traveling group]. So they walk [another day] back to Jerusalem, looking for Yahshua.
46 Education *Joseph & Mary search for 3 days, ๐Ÿ˜‡! Finally they find Yahshua in the temple. He sits in the middle of the doctors [of theology], listening to the [preachers], but questioning [the inconsistencies in] what the [preachers] say.
Joseph & Mary's failure to look in the temple is yet more evidence that this is a dysfunctional family who doesn't understand their child.
47 The Messiah *So everyone who hears Yahshua [stands jaw-dropped], knocked-out by his insight and answers, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
48 The Messiah When Joseph & Mary see Yahshua, their [mouths gape open in] shock, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Yahshua's mother scolds him, โ€œSon, why have you done this to us? Look! Your โ€˜fatherโ€™ [Joseph] and I have been frantic! We've been searching for you everywhere!โ€
Yahshua's real Father [YHVH] never gets frantic.
49 Sonship in Father YHVH's Family *Yahshua answers Joseph & Mary, โ€œWhy did you have to hunt for me? Didnโ€™t you know that I have to be in the [house of] my One Father [YHVH]?โ€
A slam on Joseph. "You're not my real Dad, Joe. You don't understand me."
50 Spiritual Blindness But Joseph & Mary fail to understand what Yahshua is talking about, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
Yahshua Grows Up In Nazareth
51 Obedience Yahshua travels back to Nazareth with Joseph & Mary. [The teen Christ endures a severe tongue-lashing from his red-faced adoptive Dad]. [Yet] Yahshua stays obedient to [Joseph & Mary]. Meanwhile, Yahshua's mother [Mary] keeps storing all [the things Yahshua does and says] like secret treasures in her heart.
Mary senses that this is the beginning of a grand adventure.
52 The Messiah *Yahshua grows in wisdom, [in] stature, and in favor with Elohim and man, ๐Ÿ˜‡.