The disenfranchisement and disempowerment of the Desposyni
The Desposyni had composed and led the only church in Jerusalem until the year135 A.D.
These are now known as Judeo Christians. Bishop (Pope) Sylvester knew their history well. Many knew of them and their history , considering that the greatest world events had occurred not hidden under a bed but under ,literally, earth shaking ,sky darkening, fear provoking, grave opening and dead arising miracles.
They beat their breasts and wailed when they saw the darkness overcome the whole land and the curtain of the temple torn in two. What was the significance of the curtain being torn in two?
One has to understand that sin separated man from the presence of God.
In the temple the veil/curtain separated the priests from the Holy of Holies.
Only once a year could one priest enter to give atonement for all the people.
Some would say ,” A curtain tearing in two, big deal!”
It was a big deal. The curtain was four inches thick!
And the historian Josephus indicates that not even two horses could tear it apart.
The veil represented the sin that separated us all from God.
It tearing, right down the middle, was a feat that could only be brought on by supra-natural phenomenon .
At the moment of Yeshua’s death.
It indicated that His death had released His Holy Spirit for the redemption of all mankind.
Sin could no longer separate man from the presence of God.
“Surely this man was the Son of God.”
The Desposyni had left Jerusalem only once in the 102 years following Yeshua’s death.
This was right before Emperor Titus captured the city. The Jewish Christians were led by Bishop Simeon, son of Cleophas who was Yeshua’s uncle by marriage to His mother’s cousin. They fled into Perea which is in modern Jordan.
They returned to Jerusalem by 72 A.D. and remained there until the ban instituted by Emperor Hadrian (117-138).
The Judeo Christian churches were set up after all over Palestine ,Mesopotamia and Syria after they left Jerusalem. Though they met much resistant and hostility by the officials of the local synagogues who considered them apostates of Judaism for their belief in the Anointed of God. In their testimony of truth of the one God ,Yeshua, Elohim Adonai they were met with and imposed contempt. And they were also despised by the Greeks who were taught a different, false Yeshua and doctrine by true apostates, by heretics, by blasphemers of the Holy Spirit who were led by the likes of Paul. The Roman self claimed Pharisee, self declared and promoted “Apostle” to the gentiles. Now this theology and politics had not taken hold of the Roman Church until Constantine and his puppet Bishop (Pope) came to joint power.The teaching had not been formulated, collated and compiled, as of yet. But as was pointed out earlier above, Sylvester knew well of the Desposyni. He knew of the threat they posed to his new found kingdom and wealth. A plan was in the works. First thing to do was sever them from solvency.
The whole nature of the church was dependent on this issue that arose between the Desposyni and the newly created authority of Rome, “Pope” Sylvester.
A meeting was held in Rome in 318 A.D. between the Desposyni and the elders of the Jerusalem church and “Pope” Sylvester. He had provided for their voyage to the port of Rome , Ostia. Eight men came riding on donkeys into Rome and up to the Lateran Palace were Sylvester resided in over luxuriant splendor. The Pope now was attired in finery and bejeweled, surrounded by pomaded bishops and officials. What insolence and indignance did the Desposyni observe in these puffed up arrogant men. What evil. They knew the infection had entered , the infection of the evil of Satan.
The Desposyni spoke a sacred dialect of Hebrew, what Yeshua spoke, Aramaic, which Sylvester did not understand. So they communicated in Greek amongst themselves.
The issues are well known. And as was demonstrated above, it had nothing to do with Greek adults getting circumcised. It had to do with Desposynic Sovereignty. It had to do with the true seat of power. It had to do with spiritual power and authority and the truth.
And the Greeks refused to adhere to true gospel. The gentiles wanted to make a hybrid religion that was palatable, that would be easily acceptable to the pagan’s polytheistic pantheism, the worship of the Greek, Egyptian and Roman pantheon. The old Babylonian,Caananite and Mesopotamian demons. The convergence of Mithra, Isis, Amen, Thor, Saturn, Odin and Sun worship, Sol Invictus. The worship of demons. The worship of Artemis. The morphing of Yeshua into Iesous, the pagan god of healing, who was not Yeshua!
Sylvester, empowered and emboldened by the new might of the new world order of the reemerging Imperial Roman government and his protection and new found wealth from it had the audacity to “appoint” Greek Bishops in Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria and Ephesus.
Joses was the leader and the Bishop.They came to demand that he remove these usurpers. They came to demand that the cash contributions to the Jerusalem Church stop being diverted to Rome (It is still done to this day).
From Malachi Martin’s “ The decline and fall of the Roman Church”….
“Sylvester curtly and decisively dismissed the claims of the Jewish Christians(Desposyni). He told them that the mother church was now in Rome, with the bones of the Apostle Peter, and he insisted that they accept Greek bishops to lead them.
It was the last known discussion between the Jewish Christians of the old mother church and the non jewish Christians of the new mother church. By his adaption, Sylvester, backed by Constantine, had decided that the message of Jesus was to be couched in western terms by western minds on an imperial model.
The Jewish Christians had no place in such a church structure. They managed to survive until the first decades of the fifth century. Then , one by one, they disappear…But most of them die- by the sword ( Roman garrisons hunted them as outlaws)…”
Yes, the Dragon went to war against the Desposyni. Though ,not all were murdered.
Many of us cannot be killed. Our blood spilled and suffered, but not killed. For we are servants and sons of the God Most High, the God of the Living.
Then the Dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Yeshua (Savior God). It took its position on the sand of the sea.” Rev 12;13-18