I often lay awake at times, thinking about relationships that have been lost because of different traditional mountains that we must cross in our fellowship with others. This Journey of “crossing over” is definitely not the easiest journey I have ever been on, but it sure is the most rewarding! I have realized along the way, that some things never change! I have seen so many people catch a glimpse of truth, but instead of digging further in to find more revelation, they take their small treasure back to the location they were leaving, only to get their treasure stolen, and be told that it wasn’t worth anything in the first place. This saddens me greatly! Along these lines is where I get my inspiration for this post!
The question will always come up in the life of a “christian” who has caught a glimpse of truth. “Do I have to leave the church?” Or even better, “Do I have to leave this christian school?” I think most of us that have actually crossed over from man’s ways into YHVH’s truth, have most likely dealt with this question at some point in our journey. This is one of the toughest questions, and likewise has one of the toughest answers that we will encounter on this wilderness journey. Having to leave EVERYTHING that you have been taught is not an easy feat, but it is a NECESSARY prerequisite for any individual looking to be born again.
We are taught in the Torah, to not learn the ways of the nations (Jeremiah 10:1-10). We are told that we shouldn’t bow down at their high places (Exodus 23:24), and that if we encounter their images, idols, or religious items, we are to TEAR THEM DOWN. So, in this post, we will be touching on one who is frequenting these places in the same manner as everyone else who is there. If you are not “teaching”, you are being taught.
NOWHERE in Scripture do we have an account of Righteous men sitting quietly in a pagan sun temple, minding their own business, whispering to the person next to them about truth. If Hebrews were in a sun temple, it was because they were tearing it down. They DEFINITELY were not there to try and “chew the meat, spit the bones.” Daniel didn’t learn in a sun temple, and he didn’t eat the kings meat, so he didn’t have to worry about spitting bones! The idea that we can get truth from a place that is founded on outright defilement of the Scriptures, is the same as saying, “I am going to learn how to please my spouse, by learning from the Harlot!” THIS IS FOOLISHNESS! If you learn sex from a harlot, you will be promiscuous before sundown! It’s time to step up and be Hebrews! What is a Hebrew? Someone who crosses over from old self to new self. I mentioned earlier that leaving everything is a prerequisite for being born again. Let me explain it this way. If you still have things from your past, you have not died to self, therefore you CANNOT be born again. We must die to self (leave everything! Names, beliefs, songs, titles, family, etc.). Then we must be born AGAIN into His likeness. The one who does this does not frequent the sun temple, but stands against them and tears down their idols. I have said this many times along this journey. If you are truly standing for Torah in a sun temple, you will be asked to leave, or everyone will help you tear it down! If we know what the word says but in attempt to not offend someone who is not submitted to that word, act differently, we are transgressing HIS WORD!
“These are the laws and right-rulings which you guard to do in the land which יהוה Elohim of your fathers is giving you to possess, all the days that you live on the soil. “Completely destroy all the places where the nations which you are dispossessing served their mighty ones, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree. “And you shall break down their altars, and smash their pillars, and burn their Ashĕrim with fire. And you shall cut down the carved images of their mighty ones and shall destroy their name out of that place. “Do not do so to יהוה your Elohim, but seek the place which יהוה your Elohim chooses, out of all your tribes, to put His Name there, for His Dwelling Place, and there you shall enter. “And there you shall take your burnt offerings, and your offerings, and your tithes, and the contributions of your hand, and your vowed offerings, and your voluntary offerings, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock. “And there you shall eat before יהוה your Elohim, and shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households, in which יהוה your Elohim has blessed you. “Do not do as we are doing here today – each one doing whatever is right in his own eyes. “Because you have not yet entered the rest and the inheritance which יהוה your Elohim is giving you. “But you shall pass over the Yardĕn, and shall dwell in the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you to inherit, and He shall give you rest from all your enemies round about, and you shall dwell in safety. “And it shall be, that unto the place which יהוה your Elohim chooses to make His Name dwell there, there you are to bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings, and your offerings, and your tithes, and the contributions of your hand, and all your choice offerings which you vow to יהוה.” (Devarim 12:1-11)
So, can we learn sex from a harlot? We absolutely can, but this would be the most detrimental decision that we would ever make! If you learn from a harlot, you become a harlot.