Torah Ministry | Do Not Fear – A Scary Trend

Shalom. As we have been simplifying our lives the past few years, I have more time to notice the lives around me. As good as this is, sadly the majority of the lives around me have been filled with fear. By fear I mean, fear of the government. Fear of radical religion. Fear that our closest friends may not enter into the kingdom. Etc… Yehovah commands us to NOT fear more than the majority of any command in the scriptures. Granted, we live in a world that is chaotic at best, and bound for destruction at worst. If it’s not the imminent collapse of the world system that breeds fear, it’s the threat of radical religious war that has many people in the bonds of fearful assumption.

Why did Yehovah instruct us to not fear? I know, I know, “Fear is the beginning of wisdom.” I guess the question we must ask ourselves is, “What is fear?” I would like to submit to you that “Fear” is WORSHIP. Worship? YES! Worship! Sadly most people have missed this simple fact. Why is the Fear of Yehovah, the beginning of wisdom? Because when we begin to worship Him in the correct way, we are granted revelation of His truth! Sadly, the very people who say they have revelation, messianics included, fear MEN more than Yehovah. The compromise in the message of some of the most influential “Hebrew Roots” teachers proves my point. Not to mention the countless young “ex-christians” who are trying to be “christians” to save their “christian brothers.”

Who do you fear? Or maybe the question should be, “Who do you WORSHIP?”

I saw a comment on a youtube video the other day. This video was made by an individual who used to be one of the boldest truth teachers out there. He has since compromised his message greatly because of compromise he has allowed in to his own life by justifying that certain instructions are up for our interpretation. So, back to the comment. This individual, who confesses a “Torah Pursuant” lifestyle, said this, “I totally understand that the Torah is the Truth. Amen! But no other definition of truth?” He went on to say that the idea that Torah is the ONLY definition of truth was going to turn christians off to the truth. So, who is being worshiped if our goal is to keep men turned on to the truth? MAN! The truth is, people love their neighbor more than they love Yehovah and they will leave truth in certain areas in order to please the ones who are walking in lawlessness. How do we convince someone their lives are lawless, if we tell them what they want to hear?

For this is a rebellious people, false sons,
Sons who refuse to listen
To the instruction of Yehovah;
Who say to the seers, “You must not see visions”;
And to the prophets, “You must not prophesy to us what is right,
Speak to us pleasant words,
Prophesy illusions.
“Get out of the way, turn aside from the path,
Let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.”
Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel,

“Since you have rejected this word
And have put your trust in oppression and guile, and have relied on them,
Therefore this iniquity will be to you
Like a breach about to fall,
A bulge in a high wall,
Whose collapse comes suddenly in an instant,
Whose collapse is like the smashing of a potter’s jar,
So ruthlessly shattered
That a sherd will not be found among its pieces
To take fire from a hearth
Or to scoop water from a cistern.”
For thus Yehovah Elohim, the Holy One of Israel, has said,

“In repentance and rest you will be saved,
In quietness and trust is your strength.”
But you were not willing,
And you said, “No, for we will flee on horses,”
Therefore you shall flee!
“And we will ride on swift horses,”
Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift.
One thousand will flee at the threat of one man;
You will flee at the threat of five,
Until you are left as a flag on a mountain top
And as a signal on a hill. (Isaiah 30:9-17)

When we try to convince our neighbors by being relevant and telling them what they want to hear, or “pleasant words,” we are helping them stay exactly where they are and taking their position upon us. Yehovah is not the one who is being worshiped here, but the neighbor who doesn’t want to walk in the way of Truth. How are we and our neighbors saved? IN REPENTANCE AND REST. You see, the last part of the passage above ends with people fleeing. Why are they fleeing? Because they are worshiping the oppressor. They turned their ears from the instruction of Yehovah and their cries have become an ABOMINATION (Proverbs 28:9). I write all of this to warn those of you who are being caught in this “Christian Roots movement,” or whatever else you want to call it, that relevance to man is never what saves man! Stand in truth! Speak it! Live it! Repent and rest in HIM! That is where salvation is. YOU CANNOT SAVE ANYONE! Especially if you are bending the truth in efforts to not offend them! Yehovah is the one who draws hearts unto himself. Woe to you if you stand in the way of a heart seeking for truth, because you are trying to make them feel good about the house from which they came! WAKE UP! His word is Truth. His Torah is truth! THERE IS NO OTHER DEFINITION! Yeshua has not added to the Torah. HE IS THE TORAH! Hear the sound of the Shafar and fear (worship) Yehovah! The fear (worship) of man will kill you. Shalom.

Outcry Ministries | Balaam’s Error – Torah Truth

2 Kepha (Peter) 2:1-22

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

For if Elohim did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the unrighteous; and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live unrighteous lives thereafter; and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds), then the Master knows how to rescue the righteous from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority.

Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties, whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Master. But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed, suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you, having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children; forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; but he received a rebuke for his own transgression, for a mute donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.

These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved. For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved. For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Master and Savior Yeshua the Messiah, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them. It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.”

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Sadly, it is becoming more evident each day, that there are those who claim Torah, but follow after Balaam. What is this “Error of Balaam”? We have to look closely at this text to see what his error was.

Let’s look at the fruit of these men…

Right off the bat, we know that they are teaching falsehood. Secondly, and more importantly, they are WITHIN the true body! Kepha is NOT talking about Christian pastors! He is talking about teachers within the truth movement! We have evidence of this by skipping ahead in this chapter to verse 18.

For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved. For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Master and Savior Yeshua the Messiah, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.

So we see here, that these False Prophets are leading those who have ESCAPED the doctrines of man astray! We can safely conclude that these men are not JUST Christian teachers, but “Messianic” Teachers as well, who are within the Truth movement, that are leading those who have escaped mans religious system right back into it! These are the men who claim to teach Torah, but are silencing the voice of Yehovah and telling people, “It’s ok to still be involved in ‘put your own doctrine of man here’. You can learn from these men even if they don’t follow Torah.” ABSURD! Learning the scripture from a Christian university, or any other institution that does not teach all of Torah, is like learning to be intimate from a harlot! Christianity has DEFILED the scriptures just as the harlot has defiled intimacy! I was in a conversation with the OT Prof at a major Christian University recently. He was trying to convince me, and all who were listening in, that we DON’T HAVE TO KEEP TORAH! This is what the Enemy has been doing since the garden. If you are the Enemy, how do you defeat Israel? By convincing them to NOT obey! Samson’s Hair anybody? He lost His strength when he was in compromise! Our strength is OBEDIENCE! So, while this “Professor” might have knowledge, it is a knowledge that leads to death, and is trying to take every child of Yehovah with it!

The Torah commands us to tear down the high places of the false religious system! Yeshua followed this command when He flipped the tables in the temple, and we too must follow this command by bringing these lies to the LIGHT! It is not “happenstance” that a good majority of “teachers” in the TRUE body have a degree in ministry or theology from a CHRISTIAN University! Wake up people! What was Balaam’s error? He convinced the TRUE body to DISOBEY the commands of Yehovah! These False prophets (only the ones who defend Christianity in one way or another) are leading men and woman, young and old alike, right back into the vomit they once left, by preaching a “Tickle your ears” message to them! Shaul NEVER ministered in a sun temple! READ IT FOR YOURSELF! He was in the synagogues, teaching obedience to Torah AND the testimony of Yeshua. These modern “Balaams” are following in Balaam’s footsteps, just as Kepha said they would! LEAVE KORAH’S CAMP! If you don’t, you WILL be swallowed up, just as Kepha says these False Prophets will receive their judgment, which was appointed for them LONG AGO!

Shalom.

(Also see…Jude 1; Revelation 2:12-17)