Do You Pledge Your Allegiance to a Flag?







All Scripture quotes from The Scriptures.

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These are their agreed definitions for these words therefore we are not in any kind of agreement with any curse that might stem from the vocalization of the “pledge of allegiance”.

That being said:

“YAHUAH willing, in the Name of YAHUSHA haMASHYACH, we Break any curse that might stem from the vocalization and actions of the “pledge of allegiance”. We cast out any and all unclean spirits related to any curse works from the vocalization and actions of the “pledge of allegiance” and take them into captivity to the obedience of YAHUSHA haMASHYACH to be processed according to YAHUAH’s will, in the Power and Authority of YAHUSHA haMASHYACH. So be it.” ~~Greg and Dawn Kissell
“I Pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under g*d, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”

Pledge

The word pledge is used as a synonym for oath, a formal and binding engagement, as in Pledge of Allegiance.

Wayyiqra 5: 4 ‘Or when a being swears, speaking rashly with his lips to do evil or to do tov, whatever it is that a man swears rashly with an oath, and it has been hidden from him, when he shall know it, then he shall be guilty of one of these. 5‘And it shall be, when he is guilty of one of these, that he shall confess that in which he has sinned, 6 and shall bring his guilt offering to YAHUAH for his sin which he has sinned.

Ya'aqob 5:12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by the heaven or by the earth or with any other oath. But let your Yea be Yea, and your No, No, lest you fall into judgment.

Bemidbar 30:1 And Mosheh spoke to the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Yisra’El, saying, “This is the word which YAHUAH has commanded: 2 “When a man vows a vow to YAHUAH, or swears an oath to bind himself by some agreement, he does not break his word, he does according to all that comes out of his mouth.

Debarim 23:21-23 21 “When you make a vow to YAHUAH your Elohim, do not delay to pay it, for YAHUAH your Elohim is certainly requiring it of you, and it shall be sin in you. 22“But when you abstain from vowing, it is not sin in you. 23 “That which has gone from your lips you shall guard and do, for you voluntarily vowed to YAHUAH your Elohim what you have promised with your mouth.

MattithYahu 12:36-37: 36“And I say to you that for every idle word men speak, they shall give an account of it in the day of judgment. 37 “For by your words you shall be declared righteous, and by your words you shall be declared unrighteous.”

MattithYahu 15:18-19: 18 “But what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and these defile the man. 19 “For out of the heart come forth wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, whorings, thefts, false witnessings, slanders.

Ya’aqob 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brothers, this should not be so.

Allegiance

Is the duty which a subject or a citizen owes to the state or to the sovereign of the state to which he belongs.

Wayyiqra 20:23 ‘And do not walk in the laws of the nation which I am driving out before you, for they do all these, and therefore I loathed them.

The flag of the United States

Consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies. The United States flag is commonly called the "the Stars and Stripes" or "Old Glory," with the latter nickname coined in 1831 by Captain William Driver, a Salem, Massachusetts shipmaster.

Glory n 1: a state of high honor; "he valued glory above life itself" [syn: glorification] 2: brilliant radiant beauty; "the glory of the sunrise" [syn: resplendence, resplendency] 3: an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint [syn: aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, gloriole] v : rejoice proudly

Halo (also known as a nimbus or Gloriole) is a ring of light that surrounds an object. They are often used in religious works to depict holy or sacred figures. In Christian sacred art (Eastern and Western churches), holy persons (saints) are depicted with a halo, a golden, yellow or white circular glow, around the head.

Flag desecration is a blanket term applied to various ways of intentionally defacing or dishonoring a flag, most often a national flag (though other flags may be defaced as well). Often, such action is intended to make a political point against a country or its policies. Some countries have laws forbidding methods of defacement (such as burning) or forbidding particular uses considered improper (such as use for commercial purposes). Often such laws only apply to the country's own national flag.

Shemoth 20:4-6: 4“You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth, 5 you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, YAHUAH your Elohim am a jealous El, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands.

Wayyiqra 19:4: ‘Do not turn to idols, and do not make for yourselves molded mighty ones. I am YAHUAH your Elohim.

Wayyiqra 26:1 ‘Do not make idols for yourselves, and do not set up a carved image or a pillar for yourselves, and do not place a stone image in your land, to bow down to it. For I am YAHUAH your Elohim. (Continue to verse 46)

The flag – is it an idol? It’s not a graven image. People are not bowing down to it but they are pledging their allegiance to it with their hands over their hearts in an oath. It is set up on a pillar, or flag pole, a lot of these flag poles do have a graven image of eagles, either alone or perched on top of a globe (earth). Needless to say there is a tremendous amount of pride involved with the flag. There are bumper stickers that state “American Pride” printed across a waving flag.
Mishle 16:18: Before destruction comes pride, And before a fall a haughty spirit!

Notice here also, that there is a haughty spirit involved with pride.

United

v. u•nit•ed, u•nit•ing, u•nites
v. tr. To bring together so as to form a whole.
  1. To combine (people) in interest, attitude, or action: “the love that unites humanity” (Germaine Greer).
  2. To join (a couple) in marriage.
  3. To cause to adhere.
  4. To have or demonstrate in combination: She unites common sense with vision.

States

The word "state" originates from the medieval state or throne upon which the head of state (usually a monarch) would sit. America: "The name AMERICA or AMERRIQUE in the Mayan language means, a country of perpetually strong wind, or the Land of the Wind, and sometimes the suffix '-ique' and '-ika' can mean not only wind or air but also a spirit that breathes, life itself." All this leads Carew to conclude that "we must, therefore, reclaim the name of our America and give it once again its primordial meaning, land of the wind, the fountainhead of life and movement." His assertions concerning the name and its origin demand closer scrutiny, for in his passion to dispel myths he has created new ones. (http://www.uhmc.sunysb.edu/surgery/america.html)

Republic

Function: noun
  1. a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president; also : a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government
  2. a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law; also : a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government

for which/witch it Stands

Stands:
  1. The act of standing.
  2. A ceasing of work or activity; a standstill or halt.
  3. A stop on a performance tour.
  4. The place or station where a person stands.
  5. A booth, stall, or counter for the display of goods for sale.
  6. A parking space reserved for taxis.
  7. A desperate or decisive effort at defense or resistance, as in a battle: made their stand at the river.
  8. A position or opinion one is prepared to uphold.
  9. stands The bleachers at a playing field or stadium.
  10. Law. A witness stand.
  11. A small rack, prop, or table for holding any of various articles: a music stand; a bedside stand.
  12. A group or growth of tall plants or trees: a stand of pine.

Nation

Nation:
  1. A relatively large group of people organized under a single, usually independent government; a country.
  2. The territory occupied by such a group of people
  3. The government of a sovereign state.
  4. A people who share common customs, origins, history, and frequently language; a nationality
  5. The territory occupied by such a federation or tribe.

Under

Under:
  1. In a lower position or place than: a rug under a chair.
  2. To or into a lower position or place than: rolled the ball under the couch.
  3. Beneath the surface of: under the ground; swam under water.
  4. Beneath the assumed surface or guise of: traveled under a false name.
  5. Less than; smaller than: The jar's capacity is under three quarts.
  6. Less than the required amount or degree of: under voting age.
  7. Inferior to in status or rank: nine officers under me at headquarters.
  8. Subject to the authority, rule, or control of
  9. Subject to the supervision, instruction, or influence of
  10. Undergoing or receiving the effects of
  11. Subject to the restraint or obligation of
  12. Within the group or classification of.
  13. In the process of
  14. In view of; because of

G*d

The term used to denote the “Supreme Being” ascribed by monotheistic religions to be the creator, ruler and/or the sum total of, existence. Conceptions of g*d vary widely, despite the common use of the same term for them all.

Indivisable

Function: adjective
consisting of one whole whose parts cannot be divided or treated individually

Liberty

Liberty can refer to the concept of "freedom" or the more specific "political freedom".

Freedom: “land of the free, home of the brave, let freedom ring”

Free: from the Middle English word freo, Anglo Saxon word: freo, frio, frig
1. Not under the control of some other person or some arbitrary power, able to act or think without compulsion or arbitrary restriction; having liberty; independent.

Frigg or, in Gesta Danorum, Frigga was, in Norse mythology, said to be "foremost among the g*ddesses," the wife of Odin, queen of the Æsir, and g*ddess of the sky. One of the Ásynjur, she is a g*ddess of marriage, motherhood, fertility, love, household management, and domestic arts. Her primary functions in the Norse mythological stories are as wife and mother, but these are not her only functions. She has the power of prophecy although she does not tell what she knows 2, and is the only one other than Odin who is permitted to sit on his high seat Hlidskjalf and look out over the universe. She also participates in the Wild Hunt (Asgardreid) along with her husband. Frigg's children are Baldr, Höðr and, in an English source, Wecta; her stepchildren are Hermóðr, Heimdall, Tyr, Vidar, Váli, and Skjoldr. Thor is either her brother or a stepson. Frigg's companion is Eir, the g*ds' doctor and g*ddess of healing. Frigg's attendants are Hlín (a g*ddess of protection), Gná (a messenger g*ddess), and Fulla (a fertility g*ddess). It is unclear whether Frigg's companions and attendants are simply different aspects of Frigg herself (cf. avatar). According to the poem Lokasenna Frigg is the daughter of Fjorgyn (masculine version of "Earth," cf. feminine version of "Earth," Thor's mother), her mother is not identified in the stories that have survived

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Freya (Old Norse: Freyja), the sister of Frey (Freyr) and the daughter of Niord (Njǫrðr), is usually seen as the fertility g*ddess of Norse mythology. Freya means lady, female ruler, in Old Norse (cf. fru or Frau in Scandinavian and German). While there are no sources suggesting that she was called on to bring fruitfulness to fields or wombs, she was a g*ddess of intimacy whose tears were gold. She was also g*ddess of love, sex, war, beauty, prophecies, and attraction, and correspondingly became one of the most popular g*ddesses. She might be considered the counterpart of Venus and Aphrodite (although she has a combination of attributes no known g*ddess in the mythology of any other Indo European ancient people and might be regarded as closer to the Mesopotamian Ishtar as being involved in both love and war). It is likely that she is the most direct mythological descendant from Nerthus.

--dom Middle English and Anglo Saxon: from dom, state, condition, power.

Frigg’s dom = Frigg’s power?? Frigg’s state??

Freya’s dom = Freya’s power?? Freya’s state??

Dom: Latin; dominus, lord, master. A title given to certain Roman Catholic monks, priests, or other church dignitaries.

Frigg’s dom = Frigg’s lord?? Freya’s dom = Freya’s lord??

Note that Freya was the ‘g*ddess’ of love, sex, war, beauty, prophecy, and attraction. What does the t.v. portray? What do the billboards, magazine covers, radio programming, and newspapers sent out day after day? So what do we see in this country? Freedom? Or Freya’s dom??

Interestingly enough, the word “DOM” in Hebrew is blood.

Justice

Justice, the English name of the Greek g*ddess Themis, or the Roman g*ddess Justitia.

In Greek mythology, Hesiod mentions Themis among the six sons and six daughters—of whom Cronos was one—of Gaia and Ouranos, that is, of Earth with Sky. Among these Titans of primordial myth, few were venerated at specific sanctuaries in classical times, and Themis was so ancient that the followers of Zeus claimed that it was with him she produced the Three Fates themselves (Hesiod, Theogony, 904). A fragment of Pindar, however, tells that the Moerae were already present at the nuptials of Zeus and Themis, that in fact the Moerae rose with Themis from the springs of Okeanos the encircling World-Ocean and accompanied her up the bright sun-path to meet Zeus at Olympus. With Zeus she more certainly bore the Horae, those embodiments of the right moment— the rightness of Order unfolding in Time— and Astraea. Themis was there at Delos to witness the birth of Apollo. Themis (meaning "law of nature" rather than "human ordinance"), she "of good counsel," was the embodiment of divine order, law and custom. When Themis is disregarded, Nemesis brings just and wrathful retribution. Themis is not wrathful: she, "of the lovely cheeks" was the first to offer Hera a cup when she returned to Olympus distraught over threats from Zeus (Iliad xv.88). Themis presided over the proper relation between man and woman, the basis of the rightly ordered family, and the family the pillar of the deme, and judges were often referred to as "themistopoloi" (the servants of Themis). Such was the basis for order upon Olympus too. Hera addressed her as "Lady Themis." The name of Themis might be substituted for Adrasteia in the birth of Zeus on Crete. She built the Oracle at Delphi and was herself oracular. Accorging to another legend, Themis received the Oracle at Delphi from Gaia and later gave it to Phoebe.

Lady Justice (or the G*ddess of Justice) is a personification of the legal system. She is frequently depicted as a bare-breasted woman carrying a sword and scales, and sometimes wearing a blindfold. She is said to have been inspired by Themis, a g*ddess in Greek mythology. The image is frequently used to adorn courthouses and courtrooms

So when the people speak the pledge, what really are they saying, or speaking in, when they say:

“and justice for all”

Traditions of man

According to current U.S. custom, as codified by the United States Congress,:

persons are expected (but not legally required) to recite the “Pledge” as follows: by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove their headdress * with their right hand** and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute. (4 U.S.C. § 4)
*1 Corinthians 11:3-5 3 And I want you to know that the head of every man is the Messiah, and the head of woman is the man, and the head of Messiah is Elohim. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, brings shame to his Head. 5 And every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered brings shame to her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved.

Notice here that it is tradition that men should remove their headdress, the enemy is very intelligent in knowing the Scriptures. He knows that a man should not pray or prophesy with his head covered, for he knows that this vow/oath/agreement/pledge will be established. Notice also, the woman is not traditionally to take off any headdress, in like manner, the enemy knows the traditions of Elohim subjects a woman to have her head covered. It is not the tradition or custom to bow down, that might be too obvious, but it is the tradition or custom to put one’s right hand over their heart.
In Scripture the right hand is used to swear by:

Revelation 10:5-6: 5 And the messenger whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to the heaven, 6 and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created the heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, that there shall be no further delay,

YeshaYahu 62:8 YAHUAH has sworn by His right hand and by the arm of His strength

In Scripture the right hand is used to represent authority:

Ibrim 8:1 Now the summary of what we are saying is: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Greatness in the heavens,

Ephesians 1:20 which He wrought in the Messiah when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenlies,

The heart is a metaphor for the mind:

Tehillim 19:14: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be pleasing before You, O YAHUAH, my rock and my redeemer.

**MattithYahu 15:17-19 17“Do you not understand that whatever enters into the mouth goes into the stomach, and is cast out in the sewer? 18“But what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and these defile the man. 19 “For out of the heart come forth wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, whorings, thefts, false witnessings, slanders.

The web site http://www.homeofheroes.com/hallofheroes/1st_floor/flag/1bfc_pledge.html states the following in reference to the “pledge of allegiance”:

“*Promise your loyalty to the Flag itself.
*Promise your loyalty to your own and the other 49 States.
*Promise your loyalty to the Government that unites us all,
Recognizing that we are ONE Nation under G*d,
That we can not or should not be divided or alone,
And understanding the right to Liberty and Justice belongs to ALL of us.”

Mishle 15

2 Corinthians 4:1-4 Therefore, having this service, even as we received compassion, we do not lose heart, 2 but have renounced the secret ways of shame, not walking in craftiness nor falsifying the Word of Elohim, but by the manifestation of the truth recommending ourselves to every human conscience, in the sight of Elohim. 3 And indeed, if our Tov News has been veiled, it has been veiled in those who are perishing,

Debarim 7:5-11: 5 “But this is what you do to them: Break down their altars, and smash their pillars, and cut down their Asharim, and burn their carved images with fire. 6 “For you are a set-apart people to YAHUAH your Elohim. YAHUAH your Elohim has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a treasured possession above all the peoples on the face of the earth. 7 “YAHUAH did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more numerous than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples, 8 but because of YAHUAH loving you, and because of Him guarding the oath which He swore to your fathers, YAHUAH has brought you out with a strong hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim. 9 “And you shall know that YAHUAH your Elohim, He is Elohim, the trustworthy El guarding covenant and kindness for a thousand generations with those who love Him, and those who guard His commands, 10 but repaying those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He does not delay to do so with him who hates Him, He repays him to his face. 11 “And you shall guard the command, and the laws, and the right-rulings which I command you today, to do them."