The Sabbatean plan of redemption through sin
Oct 05, 2019
In the 1600’s there was a messianic movement among Jews that was led by Shabbatai Zevi (1626-1676). He was probably one of the most popular of about 50 Jewish messiahs that have arisen over the centuries. More importantly, other than Jesus Himself (who still has a few followers today) Zevi is the one self-proclaimed messiah who still has a very large following.
If you have read any blogs from Benjamin Fulford, you know that he often refers to the corrupt world rulers as Sabbateans. This is that movement. Here is how it started.
During the Muslim era of Spanish history, many Jews moved to Spain, because Jews and Muslims coexisted on friendly terms, perhaps because both opposed Christianity as their common enemy. But the Islamic Moors were finally expelled from Spain in 1492 by Queen Isabella, and her Order of Expulsion on March 31, 1492 also forced the Jews to leave.
Many fled to Portugal, but in 1497 Portugal too issued its own Expulsion Order. Many Jews then moved to the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey), which was also Muslim.
About two centuries earlier, the Zohar (part of the Kabbalah) was written, and this fueled Mystical Judaism. The Kabbalah also established a philosophy used in satanism. According to Jerry Rabow,
“The stories of these later Kabbalist Messiahs—and the story of the post-Expulsion development of modern Kabbalah generally—are centered in the city of Safed, in the mountains of northern Palestine. After the 1492 Expulsion from Spain, many rabbis and mystics settled in Safed….
“The first Messiah to appear in Safed was the greatest of the Kabbalah masters, Isaac Luria Ashkenazi (1534-1572), known as the ‘Ari’ (lion). Luria and his disciples shaped Kabbalah into its present form.
"Many of Luria’s followers, and probably Luria himself, believed that he was the true Messiah.” (Jerry Rabow, 50 Jewish Messiahs, p. 81, 82)
The Rise of Shabbatai Zevi
A century after Luria, one of his followers arose to become what Jerry Rabow calls “the greatest Messiah.” He was referring to Shabbatai Zevi, born in Smyrna (now Ismir) in Turkey on the 9th of Av in 1626. His birthday was important to Jews, because it was also the anniversary of the destruction of the temple of Solomon in 586 B.C. and Herod’s temple in 70 A.D. Later, in 135 A.D., it was the day the Romans took the Betar fortress in the Bar Kokhba revolt.
We may also link it to the destruction of the Twin Towers, located on “9th Av” in NYC, as the street sign reads.
Zevi was no brilliant prodigy. In fact, he seemed to suffer from mental illness of some sort. He had his first bipolar breakdown when he was 21 or 22. It was then that he began to speak the name YHWH in public, something that was forbidden in Judaism since the temple in Jerusalem had been destroyed. No one was to speak the name until the Messiah came. So when Zevi began to speak it, he was implying that he was the Messiah.
“As his claim to be the Messiah grew more explicit, Shabbatai moved on from speaking the name of God to performing and advocating other modifications and violations of traditional Jewish law. He led his followers in ritual immersion, but rather than the traditional mikvah bath, he bathed in the sea. He changed the holiday celebrations and violated the dietary prohibitions.” (Rabow, p. 93, 94).
In 1651 Shabbatai was finally excommunicated and banished from the synagogue in Smyrna. He moved to Salonika, where he claimed to be married to the Torah. The outraged rabbis there banished him as well, and so he continued his wandering. He finally declared that in the messianic era the biblical commandments were no longer binding.
“He dressed a large fish in baby clothes and displayed it in a carriage to announce the beginning of the messianic era (which, according to legend, would begin under the sign of Pisces). He proclaimed that God now permitted everything.” (Rabow, p. 95, 96)
On the feast of Pentecost in 1665, a rabbi named “Nathan of Gaza” announced that Zevi was the Messiah. Judaism would never be the same after that. Miracles and prophecy broke out, which made it clear to many Jews that he was indeed the Messiah. On December 12, 1665 he went to the Portuguese Synagogue, and the people barred the door. But Zevi broke down the door with an axe, told the congregation that they were exempt from prayer, made them pronounce the Sacred Name, and then serenaded a Torah scroll to an old Castilian love song.
Two days later (Monday, December 14, 1665), he formally proclaimed that he was the Messiah and proclaimed Monday to be the Sabbath.
“Then he finally made the announcement for which the Jewish community had been waiting for 1,600 years—he would begin the Redemption on the fifteenth day of the month of Sivan, 5426 (June 18, 1666).
“The reaction of world Jewry to all this was staggering. It has been estimated that over a million Jews believed in Shabbatai Zevi the Messiah, at a time when this constituted as much as 50% of total world Jewry.” (Rabow, p. 101).
Jewish expectations reached fever pitch, and finally, Zevi began his trip to Jerusalem, where he expected to be crowned King.
From King to Turban
Because the Holy Land was part of the Ottoman Empire at the time, he set out by ship for Istanbul to receive the Sultan’s crown of dominion. Instead, the Sultan arrested him at sea and imprisoned him in a fortress that was used to hold high-ranking officials awaiting trial. Zevi’s followers turned it into a palace.
“Through all of this, Shabbatai and Nathan continued to issue proclamations of the theological changes wrought by the coming of the messianic age. Shabbatai’s new prayer was “Praised be He who permits the forbidden.” Since all things would be permitted in the age of the Messiah, Shabbatai and Nathan now declared many of the old restrictions of the Torah no longer applicable. Shabbatai abolished the laws concerning sexual relationships, eating the sinew of the thigh, and the fast on the ninth of Av. He eventually declared that all of the thirty-six major biblical sins were now permitted and even instructed some of his followers that it was their duty to perform such sins in order to hasten the Redemption.” (Rabow, p. 110)
Shabbatai was finally brought to Adrianople (Edirne) on September 16, 1666 to appear before the Sultan’s Privy Council. The moment of truth had arrived, which his followers had predicted, where he would be proclaimed King of Jerusalem. However, the Sultan offered him a choice: his head or a turban.
In other words, either convert to Islam and wear a turban or you will lose your head.
The Messiah chose to convert to Islam and was renamed Aziz Mehemed Effendi, “Power of Muhammed.” He was appointed Keeper of the Palace Gates. His wife, Sarah, became Lady Fatima.
His conversion shocked the Jewish world. Many thought it was a misunderstanding or a clever trick to gain time to overthrow the Sultan. He was often compared to the “Marranos” who were Jews who converted to Christianity outwardly but who continued to practice Judaism privately.
“Nathan of Gaza was unfazed. As always, he provided a theological explanation for the event. Borrowing from the popular doctrines of Lurianic Kabbalah [i.e., from Isaac Luria], Nathan explained that this was all part of God’s plan. In order to bring on the Reformation, Shabbatai had descended into the darkness of the Muslim world to gather the scattered fragments of the light of creation hidden there.” (Rabow, p. 112)
In 1672 Shabbatai was arrested for attending services in a synagogue. He was exiled to Albania, where he died on September 17, 1676 at the age of 50. It was precisely 10 years after his conversion to Islam in 1666. His grave was made into a Sufi shrine. The Sufi sect is Islamic Mysticism. They are known for receiving ecstatic tongues, prophetic words, etc. which are similar to what is seen in Pentecostal Christianity, though obviously inspired by a different spirit. (I took a course on Sufism at the University of Minnesota many years ago.)
The Doctrine of Redemption Through Sin
The Sabbatean movement was greatly reduced after his conversion to Islam, but it did not die out. His conversion was explained as the ultimate sin (violation of the law) that was necessary in order to redeem the world.
The basic philosophy of Shabbatai’s doctrine of redemption through sin was based on the teachings of Isaac Luria a century earlier. Robert Sepehr’s book, 1666--Redemption Through Sin, gives us a summary:
“Isaac Luria, whose interpretation of the Kabbalah is now most widely used and accepted, explained that God created the world by forming 10 vessels to hold the ‘Divine Light.’ God intended this original Light to radiate out, fill the world and illuminate everything around us. But as God poured the Light into the vessels, the Divine Light was so powerful that the vessels couldn’t contain it. With a huge explosion, the vessels shattered and sparks of this Divine Light became imbedded into the world of matter. The material world had trapped these sparks of Divine Light; God’s presence was hidden and unable to shine forth. It then became the task for us (presumably the chosen ones) to free these holy sparks.” (Sepehr, p. 10, 11)
Of course, this view is quite Gnostic, as it presumes that matter is evil and spirit is good. Luria’s interpretation was thus based on Gnostic Dualism of good vs. evil, light vs. darkness, and spirit vs. matter. It was their religious duty, then, to enter the world of sin in order to redeem the trapped particles of Light. In practice, this meant that the Sabbateans were required to engage in sin of every kind (most notably sexual orgies and conversion to false religions) in order to redeem the world. Prohibitions were interpreted as Permissions, as in the Satanic Black Mass.
“After Sabbatai’s death in 1676, these sects flourished and continued to indulge in wife sharing, religious sex orgies, adultery and incest…. They said that the violation of the Torah had become its fulfillment, which they illustrated by the example of a grain of wheat that rots in the earth. In other words, just as a grain of wheat must rot in the earth before it can sprout, so the deeds of the believers must become truly rotten before they could germinate the redemption.” (Sepehr, p. 16)
Thus, sin became a religious holy rite and appealed to the carnal mind of man, for it offered them the freedom to carry out the basest urges of fallen man. It thus became indistinguishable from satanism. Its primary means of evangelism was to infiltrate and corrupt other religions in order to “redeem” the Lights trapped in the darkness of those other religions.
Jacob Frank and the Frankists
Fifty years after the death of Shabbatai Zevi, Jacob Frank was born in 1726 in southern Poland. He grew up among Sabbateans and eventually declared himself to be the third incarnation of the soul of the Messiah. The first was Shabbatai Zevi; the second was Baruchya Russo, a Sabbatean who died in 1720. Jacob Frank called himself “The Third.”
He also claimed to be the reincarnation of the patriarch, Jacob. Yet he believed that the Creator God was not the same as the “evil” God who had revealed Himself to the Israelites. This was just another of his doctrinal connections to Gnosticism.
“Where Frank separated himself was by rejecting every moral law and commandment and declaring that the only way to a new society was through the total destruction of the present civilization. He insisted that child sacrifice, rape, incest and the drinking of blood were perfectly acceptable and necessary religious rituals.” (Sepehr, p. 20)
Jewish authorities excommunicated Frank for his controversial ideas such as “purification through transgression,” which is another way of saying “redemption through sin.” Frank taught that in order to rise to the top of the mountain, one first had to reach the lowest part of the valley. In other words, to reach heaven, one had to reach the abyss of moral degradation. This was his interpretation of Jacob’s Ladder. It was in the shape of a “V,” he said.
Many Frankists and Sabbateans in general continued to remain under the cover of Judaism, in essence, pretending to be Jews and condemning anyone who opposed them as “anti-semites.”
The same could be said of those who infiltrated other religions, such as Islam and Christianity. When they are caught in satanic rituals, the media blames the religion they infiltrated, rather than the Sabbateans themselves. Frank himself was baptized twice into Catholicism and also converted to Islam. At the height of his popularity, he had approximately 50,000 disciples.
“Despite the smaller following, Frank’s cult would grow to include some of Europe’s royalty, nobility, and richest bankers.” (Sepehr, p. 21)
It is axiomatic that money does not make a man; instead, it amplifies what is already in him, whether for good or for evil. I have said, tongue in cheek, that I have never been rich enough to be a great sinner. But it is clear from observation that carnal men who have great wealth often use it to gratify the desires of their flesh.
Jacob Frank himself became wealthy by the 1750’s, but by 1786 he had spent or lost most of his wealth. Then he suddenly and mysteriously regained it.
“By 1786 Frank suffered temporary financial problems and moved his court to Offenbach, near Frankfurt. There, Frank’s money problems were somehow solved, and he resumed presiding over a court even more extravagant than at Bruenn. The sources of Frank’s immense wealth is not clear.
“Whatever the sources, his wealth was once again on display in Offenbach…. Even his death was magnificent. When he died from a stroke in 1791, he was given a lavish funeral attended by many followers as well as the local nobility.” (Rabow, p. 131)
Robert Sepehr concurs and tells us more:
“In his classic book, To Eliminate the Opiate (Vol. 2), Rabbi Marvin S. Antelman explains where Jacob Frank’s [sic] got his financing:
“Frankfurt at the time was the headquarters of the Jesuit, Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Illuminati, as well as Rothschild Brothers’ financial empire. This is worth repeating: Frankfurt was the birthplace of both the Illuminati and the Rothschild empire.
“When Jacob Frank entered the city, the alliance between the two had already begun. Weishaupt provided the conspiratorial resources of the Jesuit Order, while the Rothschilds contributed the money. What was missing was a means to spread the agenda of the Illuminati and that the Frankists added with their network of agents throughout the Christian and Islamic worlds. Jacob Frank became instantly wealthy [again] because he was given a nice handout by Mayer Amshel Rothchild of Frankfurt.” (Sepehr, p. 23, 24)
Sepehr also tells us also:
“Weishaupt was the son of a Jewish Kabbalist Rabbi in Bavaria but educated by the Jesuits who converted him to Catholicism after his father died when he was five. He eventually became a priest but defected and formed an alliance with Lord Meyer Rothschild who financed the Illuminati agenda.” (Sepehr, p. 25)
Actually, Weishaupt was a Jesuit professor at Ingolstadt University at the time that the pope had disbanded the Jesuit Order in 1773. He became (or at least pretended to be) very bitter against the Roman Church and thus established the Illuminati on May 1, 1776 to take his revenge. The Illuminati infiltrated Freemasonry by 1782 and was used in 1789-1794 to foment the French Revolution, in which the Roman Church was overthrown in France. More than 30,000 priests were killed, according to Father Chiniquy (in the 1880’s).
Ultimately, the Pope himself was taken captive in Rome in 1798—the same year that Nathan Rothschild was sent to London to begin taking over the finances of the UK.
It appears, then, that this unholy alliance between the Illuminati, the Rothschilds, and the Frankist Sabbateans brought an end to the 1260-year domination of the “beast from the sea” (Revelation 13:1) and initiated the time of the financial “beast from the earth” (Revelation 13:11). Both beasts continued to function, as Revelation 13:12 indicates, but the second (financial) beast was dominant from then until now.
Of course, we know that we are now seeing the end of both of these beasts, as their divine mandate ran out in October of 2017.
I believe that as the Deep State collapses, more and more Sabbatean/Frankist religious practices will be uncovered. This has already begun. Hurricane Harvey (August, 2017) signaled the beginning of this process. Two months later, Harvey Weinstein was charged with multiple sex crimes. In April 2018 NXIVM, the Bronfman sex cult that provided women and children to these depraved people began to be dismantled. (Is Clare Bronfman a Sabbatean?)
In July 2019 Jeff Epstein was arrested. His partner and madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, is the daughter of an Israeli Mossad agent and billionaire, Robert Maxwell. (Were they Sabbateans?)
I suspect that Harvey Weinstein, Jeff Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Clare Bronfman are Sabbateans of Jewish descent. Their lack of morals looks suspiciously Sabbatean or Frankist.
These arrests are only the beginning. Epstein’s “black book” has yet to be revealed in court. Even before that, Anthony Weiner’s laptop was said to be filled with pedophilia-related pictures and documents that are being reserved for a later time. Cases are being built one trial at a time, which lays a foundation of court-documented evidence against many others in an ever-widening investigation.
All of this is coming to the surface as the power of the beasts comes to an end. The Kingdom is coming to replace the cruelty brought about by the philosophy of redemption through sin. God is exposing these things in order to show us how lawlessness ends in total degradation. The law of God will be reinstated in spite of either Sabbatean or Christian antinomianism. Jesus Christ will be King. False messiahs will be exposed and overthrown, not by force but by opening the eyes of the people to see the results of lawless philosophies.