THE KARAITE ISRAEL MOSQUE OF ASCENSION
AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES
(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)
THE TRUE SIGN OF THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT OF HEARING AND SERVITUDE:
(Hear O' Israel - The Covenant of the Hearing and the Earring )
In a previous teaching it was revealed that circumcision of the male genitals was not a sign of the covenant between God and Abraham but was rather a pagan custom of the Ancient Egyptians that was adopted by the Israelites during the time period that they lived in Egypt. There is overwhelming evidence in both religious and historical texts that the Prophet Moses strongly opposed the practice of circumcision and did his utmost in trying to rid the Israelites of this act of mutilation.
Although the Holy Koran does not mention circumcision it obviously stands in opposition to it as anything that permanently alters the nature by which Allah created man is forbidden.
Then set your face upright for religion in the right state-- the nature made by Allah in which He has made men; there is no altering of Allah's creation; that is the right religion, but most people do not know--
Since neither male or female circumcision is a sign of the Covenant between God and Abraham it then behooves us to ask what was the actual sign or mark of the covenant?
There are two prominent attributes of the Covenant that will clearly lead us to understanding the true physical Sign that represents the Covenant. Those two attributes have to do with:
HEARING and SERVING:
HEAR, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the Lord your God and to SERVE him with all your heart and with all your soul.
THE PIERCED EAR
According to that which is written in the Book of Exodus the sign of a servant was a pierced ear.
'And if the servant shall plainly say I love my master.... I will not go out free. Then his master shall bring him to the judges, he shall bring him to the door or unto the doorpost and his master shall BORE his EAR through with an AWL and he shall SERVE him forever.'
Therefore there were Earrings that symbolized a servant or slave of an earthly master and there was an Earring that symbolized the Servants of the Most High. This latter was the mark of the Abrahamic Covenant.
When the Prophet Moses went up to Mount Sinai, Aaron collected all of the Earrings from the Israelite males and females. From that gold was made the idol of the Golden Calf. Now Moses had left the Israelites in a pure state with their sons and daughters wearing Golden Earrings. Taking the Earrings off and making the Golden Calf once again symbolized that the Israelites were no longer acting as servants of the Lord and could not be hypocritically wearing the Golden Earrings of servitude. Therefore taking the Earrings off represented the breaking of the Covenant and removing themselves from under the guidance of the Prophet Moses.
'And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron and said unto him up,make us gods which shall go before us.... and Aaron said unto them break off the Golden EARRINGS which are in the ears of your wives,of your sons and of your daughters and bring them unto me. And all the people brake off the Golden EARRINGS which were in their ears and brought them unto Aaron.'
ISHMAELITES AND MIDIANTES WORE THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT EARRINGS
Both the Ishmaelites and the Midianites were descendants of Abraham.They were allies which lived closely together in Arabia.The Ishmaelites lived in Mecca while the Midianites were based in Medina. As servants of the Most High Ishmaelite and Midianite males and females were recognized by their prominent Golden EARRINGS.
When the Ishmaelites and Midianites arrogantly rebelled against the Israelites,Gideon, a champion of Israel defeated them and ordered the Israelite warriors to strip them of their Golden EARRINGS. This was intended to demonstrate that the Ishmaelites and the Midianites were not acting as true servants of the Lord and were violating the Abrahamic Covenant. Gideon later collected all of the confiscated Golden EARRINGS and made a Golden Ephod which unfortunately became an idol unto Israel.
Judges 8:22-28 Old Testament(O.T)
' Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon,Rule thou over us,both thou and thy son and thy son's son also for thou has delivered us from the hand of Midian. And Gideon said unto them. I would desire a request of you that you give me every man the EARRING of his prey(for they had Golden EARRINGS BECAUSE THEY WERE ISHMAELITES).... And Gideon made an Ephod thereof,and put it in his city.... and all Israel went whoring after it.... thus was Midian subdued before the Children of Israel so that they lifted up their heads no more.'
In both instances the Ishmaelites, Midianites and the Children of Israel had their Golden Earrings removed and the Golden Earrings were then used to fashion what became idols. In the case of Gideon,the confiscated Golden Earrings were used to make a Golden Ephod which became an idol unto Israel, while in the case of Aaron the Golden Earrings were used to make the idol of the Golden Calf. The transfiguration of the Golden Earrings of servitude into the golden idols mentioned above symbolized the transition of the Israelites, Ishmaelites and Midianites from servants of Allah(The Most High) to idol worshipers in rebellion against the Lord.
As a sign of the eternal covenant, the Earring was held in such high esteem that the Israelites had to remove and replace them in order to purify from defilements.
Genesis 35: 2-4(O.T.)
' So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him," Rid yourselves of the alien gods in your midst,PURIFY yourselves and CHANGE your clothes. ...." They gave to Jacob all the alien gods that they had,and the RINGS that were in their EARS,and Jacob buried them under the terebinth that was near Shechem.
AN EAR PIERCE WITH A THIN AWL DOES NOT PERMANENTLY ALTER THE NATURE BY WHICH GOD CREATED MAN:
A pierced ear that does not have an EARRING occupying the whole made by the piercing will by nature close up, as the flesh restores itself. Therefore this type of Ear Piercing does not violate the Quranic prohibition of altering the nature by which God created man. Some Muslims claim that men cannot wear Earrings because they have designated them as feminine objects. However there is no evidence to support this gender based assertion.
According to the Chumash(5 Books of Moses) circumcision was such an important command that an uncircumcised Israelite male would be forever cut off from his people.
Any uncircumcised male, who has not been circumcised in the flesh, will be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant."
Only a circumcised resident, foreigner, stranger or visitor could by law partake of the Passover Meal.
"A foreigner residing among you who wants to celebrate the LORD's Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. No uncircumcised male may eat it
Since being circumcised was such an important requirement in order for a foreigner or visitor to partake of the Passover Meal, it then could easily be concluded that all male visiting Passover dinner guests would have to be personally inspected in regards to circumcision before being allowed to participate in the meal. Having ones genitals inspected for approval in order to enter a dining area seems to suggest an aura of perversity. Just as the story of King David cutting off the foreskins of 200 dead Philistine men and then counting them as a bride price seems to be of a rather pagan and barbaric practice.
I SAMUEL 18:27
David took his men with him and went out and KILLED TWO HUNDRED PHILISTINES AND BROUGHT BACK THEIR FORESKINS. They counted out the full number to the king so that David might become the king's son-in-law. Then Saul gave him his daughter Michal in marriage.
The fact of the matter is that it was the visible Earring of Listening and Servitude that was the symbol and requirement of the Abrahamic Covenant.
It is no coincidence that the most sacred prayer in identifying the Chosen Israelite Nation is the Shema Israel = Hear O'Israel and is a command of the EAR which is the sign of the eternal covenant.
WOMEN AND THE NOSE RING OF MARRIAGE:
In addition to the Covenant Earring, Abrahamic women were pierced with a nose ring upon being married. The Nose ring represented the Breath of Life and symbolized the fertility blessing in the bride's role as a future Life bearer. The Earring and the Nose ring of a woman were often times connected by a bridal chain.
"I asked her, 'Whose daughter are you?' "She said, 'The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milkah bore to him.' "Then I put the RING IN HER NOSE and the bracelets on her arms, and I bowed down and worshiped the LORD. I praised the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me on the right road to get the granddaughter of my master's brother for his son.Now if you will show kindness and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, so I may know which way to turn."Laban and Bethuel answered, "This is from the LORD; we can say nothing to you one way or the other.Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master's son, as the LORD has directed.
Upon being married Abrahamic Women would wear a Nose Ring which symbolized the Breath of Life. Both the Covenant Earring and the Nose Ring were connected by a Bridal Chain: