Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The History of HaChaaNaKaH

Shalam Israel, We are the original Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge, out of 1 West 125th St. Harlem, NYC, since 1969. The HOME OF THE TRUTH! In the Spirit of the Most High, in the name of Christ under Commanding General Yahanna, we have dedicated and hazarded our lives to bringing the 12 Tribes of the nation of Israel back to the Father in spirit and truth.  The people of Negro, and Indian descent, scattered throughout North, South, Central America and the West Indian Islands are the Lost 12 Tribes of Israel.  Wherever we are; in the ghettos, the barrios, the reservations or shanty towns; on the web, and in our everyday lives we strive to wake up our people.
Tuesday, December 16th 2014 marks the opening of the biblical feast of HaChaaNaKaH. HaChaaNaKaH is one of two Israelite Memorial Celebrations, the other being Purim, that is  established not by law, but rather by tradition of the Israelites to commemorate a special event in their history.
In the year 164 BC, the Israelites Rededicated Solomons Temple back to the Most High. On the heels of Judah Maccabees victory in battle against the Greeks who had previously occupied Jerusalem, an 8-day feast was held to celebrate the city being back under Israelite control. In 2014, so called Blacks, Latinos, and Native American Indians are so detached from their history and heritage, that most aren't even aware of the Feast of HaChaaNaKaH.

In the year 175 BC Antiochus IV Epiphanes inherited rulership of the Seleucid Empire. The land of Israel during this period was apart of the Seleucid Empire. The Greeks at this time committed many heinous atrocities in the cities of Jerusalem, and throughout Judea. Amongst these atrocities, Solomons temple was ransacked, and all the precious gold, jewels, and items of value in the city were stolen.
1 Maccabees 1:31 And when he had taken the spoils of the city, he set it on fire, and pulled down the houses and walls thereof on every side.
32 - But the women and children took they captive, and possessed the cattle.
33 - Then builded they the city of David with a great and strong wall, and with mighty towers, and made it a strong hold for them.
34 - And they put therein a sinful nation, wicked men, and fortified themselves therein.
From that time, the surrounding cities of Judah would be plagued and tormented by the constant presence of the heathens who had established our capital city as their stronghold. What came next was Epiphanes acceleration of his father's efforts to eradicate the Israelites culture and identity, by forcing them to adopt the culture of the Greeks.
1 Maccabees 1:41 - Moreover king Antiochus wrote to his whole kingdom, that all should be one people,
42 - And every one should leave his laws: so all the heathen agreed according to the commandment of the king.
Just as America today seeks to bring all nations together into one big melting pot, the Greeks instituted a universally accepted religion and culture that everybody was forced into.
43 - Yea, many also of the Israelites consented to his religion, and sacrificed unto idols, and profaned the sabbath.
No different from today, many of our people back then were quick to turn their backs on the Most High in order to be accepted by the heathen.
45 - And forbid burnt offerings, and sacrifice, and drink offerings, in the temple; and that they should profane the sabbaths and festival days: 46 - And pollute the sanctuary and holy people: 47 - Set up altars, and groves, and chapels of idols, and sacrifice swine's flesh, and unclean beasts:
48 - That they should also leave their children uncircumcised, and make their souls abominable with all manner of uncleanness and profanation:
49 - To the end they might forget the law, and change all the ordinances.

In essence, the Greeks forced Israel to become Christians. During this time, many of our people were murdered and tortured to death for refusing to consent to the Kings demands that they forsake the laws and commandments of the Most High. In the 7th chapter of the book of 2 Maccabees is a particularly inspiring and heinous account of a mother and her 7 sons who were tortured and mocked by Antiochus for refusing to eat Pork. So while some of our people gave into the Greeks, and turned their backs on the Most High, many of us perished and died rather than serve the enemies of God.
In the year 167 a man named Mattathias Maccabees, who dwelt in the city of Modin, rose up against the Greek occupiers.
1 Maccabees 2:15 - In the meanwhile the king's officers, such as compelled the people to revolt, came into the city Modin, to make them sacrifice.
16 - And when many of Israel came unto them, Mattathias also and his sons came together.
17 - Then answered the king's officers, and said to Mattathias on this wise, Thou art a ruler, and an honourable and great man in this city, and strengthened with sons and brethren:
The Greeks tried to take Mattathias, an honorable, respected man of integrity, and make him submit in sight of all the people of Modin so as to make an example for the people to follow.
18 - Now therefore come thou first, and fulfil the king's commandment, like as all the heathen have done, yea, and the men of Judah also, and such as remain at Jerusalem: so shalt thou and thy house be in the number of the king's friends, and thou and thy children shall be honoured with silver and gold, and many rewards.
The same bribes the white man uses to make Negroes sell out today; money, fame, and hoes, we're being used against us while the Greeks were in power.
19 - Then Mattathias answered and spake with a loud voice, Though all the nations that are under the king's dominion obey him, and fall away every one from the religion of their fathers, and give consent to his commandments:
20 - Yet will I and my sons and my brethren walk in the covenant of our fathers.
21 - God forbid that we should forsake the law and the ordinances.
22 - We will not hearken to the king's words, to go from our religion, either on the right hand, or the left.
Mattathias said to hell with your bribes. Nothing was worth him turning his back on the culture his forefathers were given from the Most High.
23 - Now when he had left speaking these words, there came one of the Jews in the sight of all to sacrifice on the altar which was at Modin, according to the king's commandment.
Even back then, niggas still sold the hell out in the midst of brothers standing strong for the people.

24 - Which thing when Mattathias saw, he was inflamed with zeal, and his reins trembled, neither could he forbear to shew his anger according to judgment: wherefore he ran, and slew him upon the altar.
25 - Also the king's commissioner, who compelled men to sacrifice, he killed at that time, and the altar he pulled down.
26 - Thus dealt he zealously for the law of God like as Phineas did unto Zambri the son of Salom.
27 - And Mattathias cried throughout the city with a loud voice, saying, Whosoever is zealous of the law, and maintaineth the covenant, let him follow me.
In a show of righteous pride, honor, and zeal for the Most High, this action taken by Mattathias sparked what would become known as the Maccabean Revolt. After Mattathias death a short while after, one of his 5 sons, Judah Maccabee continues to lead the soldiers of Israel into battle after battle against the Greeks. Finally 3 years later, in 164 the forces of Israel led by Judah Maccabee, successfully expelled the last of the Greeks soldiers from the city of Jerusalem. The Israelites then took to the task of cleaning the temple of the Most High.
1 Maccabees 4:42 - So he chose priests of blameless conversation, such as had pleasure in the law:
There were still men in Israel who had not sold out and turned their backs on the ways of the forefathers of Israel.
43 - Who cleansed the sanctuary, and bare out the defiled stones into an unclean place.
44 - And when as they consulted what to do with the altar of burnt offerings, which was profaned;
45 - They thought it best to pull it down, lest it should be a reproach to them, because the heathen had defiled it: wherefore they pulled it down,
46 - And laid up the stones in the mountain of the temple in a convenient place, until there should come a prophet to shew what should be done with them.
47 - Then they took whole stones according to the law, and built a new altar according to the former;
48 - And made up the sanctuary, and the things that were within the temple, and hallowed the courts.
49 - They made also new holy vessels, and into the temple they brought the candlestick, and the altar of burnt offerings, and of incense, and the table.
50 - And upon the altar they burned incense, and the lamps that were upon the candlestick they lighted, that they might give light in the temple.

The most prominent symbol of Israel's independence, and sovereignty as a nation at this time was the temple that Solomon had built. It had already been destroyed once before, and rebuilt during the time of the prophets Ezra and Nehemiah. The heathens had turned Solomons temple into a place of worship for Zeus. All manner of orgies, parties and abominations were committed in the house that was built for the Most High. This is why Judas instructed the priest' to cleanse and sanctify it. Also before any sacrifices could be made to the Most High, they had to destroy the old altar and build a new one.
1 Maccabees 4:52 Now on the five and twentieth day of the ninth month, which is called the month Casleu, in the hundred forty and eighth year, they rose up betimes in the morning,
53 - And offered sacrifice according to the law upon the new altar of burnt offerings, which they had made.
56 - And so they kept the dedication of the altar eight days and offered burnt offerings with gladness, and sacrificed the sacrifice of deliverance and praise.
57 - They decked also the forefront of the temple with crowns of gold, and with shields; and the gates and the chambers they renewed, and hanged doors upon them.
58 - Thus was there very great gladness among the people, for that the reproach of the heathen was put away.
59 - Moreover Judas and his brethren with the whole congregation of Israel ordained, that the days of the dedication of the altar should be kept in their season from year to year by the space of eight days, from the five and twentieth day of the month Casleu, with mirth and gladness.
This is the real story of HaChaanaKaH. The memory of the great valiant, fearless, and lawfully zealous men of our nation lives on every year when we remember their great triumph and sacrifice. Men who saw the destruction of their people, and instead of selling out, saving their lives, and looking out for themselves, put their trust in the Most High against all odds and were victorious over their enemies.
This is the history that the so called white man has stolen from us. The same way that we were forced to abandon our heritage and identity during the time of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the white man in the America's have forced so called Blacks, Latinos, and Native American Indians to adopt his culture today. This is why we find ourselves in the religions of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc. Worshiping false Gods, and performing the customs of the heathens, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween.
Thanks be to the Most High and Christ for Commanding General Yahanna, and the ISUPK. By the Most High's spirit, it is through this body, that men like Mattathias and his sons are being resurrected in the earth everyday. 2014 is as perilous a time as 167 BC. The nation of Israel is at war, and our enemy is seeking to subdue the last remnant of true righteousness and brotherhood on the face of the Earth. Just as Mattathias and his son Judah, with his brothers stood strong and fearless in the face of assured death for the laws, statutes, commandments, and culture of the Most High and Christ. The men of ISUPK under Commanding General Yahanna are ordered to do the same.
Don't forget the men that have stood strong for the Most High and Israel in the past. Don't forget our neglect the men that are doing the same thing in the earth today. Remember the feast of the Dedication, HaChaaNaKaH, and tune into the opening service at www.isupk.com at 6:30 pm, Tuesday December 16th.
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