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 O-mikuji are sacred lottery / fortune-telling strips of paper you can purchase at Japanese Kami Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples?

After many years of dedicated unbiased research, the purpose of this information is to be a starting point or stepping stone for everyone beginning their journey down the path of truth. We DON’T claim to know everything but as we make time for YaHuWaH, we grow and will be guided by the RuWaCh of truth, YaHuWShuWA”. Always do your own unbiased research and validate everything EVERYONE says. Our duty as the elect of YaHuWaH is to share the truth, NOT make people believe it. We DON’T want you to think like us, we just want you to think! #FreeThinker #WeaponizedLogic


The Fortune Cookie

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We have all experienced the fortune cookie, a thin folded wafer containing a prediction on a slip of paper; often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants. This Chinese tradition is widely accepted in the Americas and among various religious groups, even Christians. Many people in "Religious" circles will claim "Christian Liberty" when reading a Fortune Cookie, and label those who choose to walk in the truth of YaHuWaH as "Legalistic." That is NOT a shocker, considering that most who make this statement attend the watered down christian churches of Babylon. Sadly, most (NOT all) will never make it to ShaMaH according to the words of the master teacher YaHuWShuWA Ha’MaShiYaCh.


MaThaThiYaHuW 7:13 “Matthew”

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

MaThaThiYaHuW 7:21-23 “Matthew”

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Master, Master, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Master, Master, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

You will find so many Christians at casinos or proudly paying money to the lottery in hopes of hitting it big. The masses religiously depend on luck, palm readers, and horoscopes to guide their daily lives, but the question ALL those who claim they walk the MaShiYaCh way should ask themselves, is this: “Should I be placing my faith in chance / fate or betting on luck, over YaHuWaH and His word?” Let’s take a look the English origin for the word “fortune”.

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Etymology teaches us that “chance” and “luck” come from the French “lot, good or misfortune”. Several times in scripture, it talks about people “casting lots”. In the ABaRiY language, the English word for “lot” is H1486 GuWRaL. These were pebbles or stones used systematically to make decisions or to determine portions.

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Here is the English word “lot” in the Greek G2819 Kleros:

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So, when we make time to do unbiased research, we see that what the ABaRiY meant by casting lots is very different than in the English. Let’s take a look at the English word origin for the word “lot”.

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Once again we get more insight on the word “lot”, and we further discover that the words “lottery” and “lotto” come from the expression “cast lots”. This is again why we must look deeper into the origins of words and traditions. The lottery in modern times is big business, and we who are the elect over stand that these things are going to pass away. If ShaMaH (heaven) has streets of ZaHaB (gold), NO amounts of money can buy us into ShaMaH. YaHuWaH DOES NOT need our money, He wants our obedience! YaHuWaH’s people should NOT be putting their faith into hitting it big by playing the lottery. If we say YaHuWaH (through His son YaHuWShuWA) is our everything, than in everything we do, we should trust in ABa YaHuWaH (even our finances). This is why the purpose in our heart should align with the desires / purpose of YaHuWaH’s heart. If pleasing self or another person (spouse, family, friend, children) comes before what YaHuWaH has laid forth, you are out of order!

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Playing the lottery and gambling to get rich goes against the standards of righteous behavior. The majority of people play the lottery for their own selfish heart’s desires, and NOT YaHuWaH’s. Scripture is very clear in regards to coveting:

ShaMuWTh 20:17 “Exodus”

17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

Gambling is often the result of coveting more wealth or items, which the Book of Luke warns about:

Luke 12:15

15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

YaHuWaH’s elect avoid covetous thoughts and actions by simply not taking part in these carnal acts. When we covet our neighbor’s home, spouse, carrier, marriage or way of life, Ha’ShaTaN can use those carnal desires to get YaHuWaH’s elect off track! Scripture says “For the love of money is the root of all evil,” and instead, “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’” (1 Timothy 6:10 and ABaRiY 13:5 “Hebrews”). Being wealthy, having a big home, nice cars and successful career in the world’s eyes has NOTHING to do with one’s salvation.


Omikuji History

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These Japanese fortune-telling papers outside the shrine can bring you great blessings or a great curse!


When you visit Kami shrines and temples in Japan, you can find a piece of paper called “Omikuji” that many visitors draw in order to predict their fortune for the future. Kami are the divine RuWaCh (spirits) or ALaHiYMs (gods) recognized in Shinto, the native religion of Japan. Shinto means “the way of the gods” and the shrines provide a place of worship as well as homes to the spirits. There are eight million kami—a number that, in traditional Japanese culture, can be considered synonymous with infinity. Throughout the islands of Japan, you’ll encounter these deities at shrines, monuments and in popular culture time and again. These are seven of the most prominent Shinto kami. Omikuji has a long history and popular ones used to have Chinese or classic Japanese poems with an explanation in modern Japanese.

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Benzaiten is a Shinto kami borrowed from Buddhism and is one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan. She is based on the Hindu goddess Saraswat.


Traditionally Omikuji is written in poem form, and many are based on the “100 Chinese Poems” written by the Buddhist monk Tendai. With the increasing number of tourists from a variety of countries, Omikuji is becoming widely available in many languages. The fee for Omikuji varies at each shrine and temple, but it is usually about 100 to 200 yen. To receive Omikuji, you usually use a square pillar box or a cylinder box with long and thin sticks called “Mikuji-bo”, inside which you shake and draw Omikuji of the number written on the stick that comes out. However,there are also unique ways to receive Omikuji such as vending machines,where a robot lion brings Omikuji, or ones that come in the mascot of a cat or a pigeon. Nishiki Tenmangu shrine, famous for its god of learning has “Karakuri Omikuji”, where a mechanized robot lion brings your Omikuji when you put money in.

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The fee for Omikuji varies at each shrine and temple, but it is usually about 100 to 200 yen. To receive Omikuji you usually use a square pillar box or a cylinder box with long and thin sticks called “Mikuji-bo” inside which you shake and draw Omikuji of the number written on the stick that comes out. However there are also unique ways to receive Omikuji such as vending machines where a robot lion brings Omikuji or ones that come in the mascot of a cat or a pigeon. Nishiki Tenmangu shrine famous for its god of learning has “Karakuri Omikuji” where a mechanized robot lion brings your Omikuji when you put money in.

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The Fortune Cookie

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As far back as the 19th century, a cookie very similar in appearance to the modern Fortune cookie was made in Kyoto, Japan, and there is a Japanese temple tradition of random fortunes, called omikuji. The Japanese version of the cookie differs in several ways: they are a little bit larger; are made of darker dough; and their batter contains sesame and miso rather than vanilla and butter. They contain a fortune; however, the small slip of paper was wedged into the bend of the cookie rather than placed inside the hollow portion. This kind of cookie is called Tsujiura Senbei and are still sold in some regions of Japan...Up to around World War II, fortune cookies were known as "fortune tea cakes" -- likely reflecting their origins in Japanese tea cakes. It later became known as a "fortune cooky", before settling on the current spelling of "fortune cookie.

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Japanese Rice Crackers: The Originator of Fortune Cookies and Kyoto's Famous Inari Senbei


Fortune cookies moved from being a confection dominated by Japanese-Americans to one dominated by Chinese-Americans sometime around World War II. One theory for why this occurred is because of the Japanese American internment during World War II, which forcibly put over 100,000 Japanese-Americans in internment camps, including those who had produced fortune cookies. This gave an opportunity for Chinese manufacturers. Most of the people who claim to have introduced the cookie to the United States are Japanese, so the theory is that these bakers were modifying a cookie design which they were aware of from their days in Japan.

The scripture’s teaching on divination (Fortune Cookies) is crystal clear and a person who calls themselves a follower of YaHuWShuWA Ha’MaShiYaCh should not just be a hearer, but a doer of the word. When you are ignorant to the truth, it is understandable for you to not know these things (1 Corinthians 3:1, ALaPh KhAPhA 2:2 “1 Peter“). However, if you’re claiming YaHuWaH and YaHuWShuWA and you willfully ignore scripture after being shown what the Bible teaches on the subject, are you truly following YaHuWShuWA or your fleshly desires? The truth is the ultimate lie detector, and what you do and DON’T do, says a lot about your true RuWaCh (fruits).

Fortune Cookie "Fortunes" are thoroughly pagan with roots in Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples. Fortune Cookie "Fortunes" are a form of divination and God strictly forbids his people from practicing such demonic activities.


DaBaRiYM 18:9-14 “Deuteronomy”



When thou art come into the land which YHWH thy ALaHiYM giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto YHWH: and because of these abominations YHWH thy ALaHiYM doth drive them out from before thee.

13 Thou shalt be perfect with YHWH thy ALaHiYM.

14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, YHWH thy ALaHiYM hath not suffered thee so to do.



Unlearn, Deprogram and Re-think EVERYTHING you were taught!

 

Once the truth is given to a person, if that person TRULY loves the Creator, YHWH is expecting they make an immediate change, NOT take their sweet time getting there when they feel like it!

 

MaShaL 17:30 “Acts”

30 And the times of this ignorance YHWH winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent 

 

If you DON'T believe us regarding these facts, GOOD! Go, do your own research, ASK YOUR PASTOR and find out for yourself, but NOW you can’t say "I didn't know!" 

 

2 KhAPhA 2:21 "2 Peter"

21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

 

ABaRiY 10:26 "Hebrews" 

26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins

 

YaAQaB 4:17 “James “

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

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