Learning Sex From The Harlot? – Some Things Never Change

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.

Shalom

Obedience – Stop buying lies in the name of “Grace”.

I am a Voice from the Sea of Galilee. We need to submit to the Father, Yehovah, and walk in His ways. We have been sold some cheap lies that say we don’t have to walk according to Torah, or His instruction, anymore. This is the main doctrine of the christian church today. The truth is in the Scriptures, which the church seems to disregard. Take a look with us as we dive into to truth and wrestle with all the lies we have been told! Shalom!

Learn Torah – The Gospel was preached to the Israelites?

What is the “Gospel”?
Is it the death and resurrection of the Messiah?
Is it that Yeshua died to “do away with the Law”, so that we don’t have to follow it anymore?

We have to understand that the “Good News” was around LONG before Yeshua walked on the planet. It was NOT a “new” idea. It was prophesied about all throughout the Tanakh. Nowhere in Scripture is it prophesied that Yeshua would do away with, or change the Law. It is, however, prophesied multiple times that He would remember, no more, the sins of “ISRAEL”. The truth is, we have to be grafted into Israel in order for any of the promises, including His Salvation, to apply to us! We cannot go around believing all of His promises apply to us, when HIS WORD SAYS SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!


Deuteronomy 11:26-28
“See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you listen to the commandments of Yehovah your Elohim, which I am commanding you today; and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of Yehovah your Elohim, but turn aside from the way which I am commanding you today, by following other mighty ones which you have not known.”

Well, what about the Gentiles?

The Gospel is this; when we submit our lives to HIM and HIS ways, He will remember our sins no more. All who do that, ARE Israel! There will be no Jew or Gentile in HIS Kingdom, ONLY TRUE ISRAEL, who has submitted their lives in obedience to HIM. We must stop believing the lies that are being taught in the Church, and COME OUT OF HER.


Deuteronomy 8:11-20
“Beware that you do not forget Yehovah your Elohim by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today; otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them, and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies, then your heart will become proud and you will forget Yehovah your Elohim who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint. In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end. Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’ But you shall remember Yehovah your Elohim, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. It shall come about if you ever forget Yehovah your Elohim and go after other mighty ones and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you will surely perish. Like the nations that Yehovah makes to perish before you, so you shall perish; because you would not listen to the voice of Yehovah your Elohim.

Learn Torah – Church returning to it’s “Father”

What is the “Spirit of Elijah”?

We can find the definition in Malachi 4:5.

“Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of Yehovah. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”


I find it interesting that Yeshua told the Religious Leaders of His day, that their father was not the same as HIS FATHER. We can read this account in the book of John.

John 8:39-47

They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Yeshua said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham. But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.” Yeshua said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.”

In this video, this speaker claims that he came in the “Spirit of Elijah”.

The truth is, this man did come in a spirit, but it was not a spirit that comes from Yehovah! He is proving that the Christian Doctrines that millions hold dear, are birthed from Catholicism! The “UNIVERSAL CHURCH”!!!!

Revelation 18:1-5

After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”

People, we do not have time to lolly gag around in religious doctrines that were birthed out of a disobedient “Church” that denies the ways of Yehovah!!! WAKE UP! He is coming!

“Here is the perseverance of the set apart ones who keep the commandments of God and hold fast the testimony of Yeshua.” (Revelation 14:12)

Leaving Babylon Part 4

(Shalom! This video was made early in our journey. We realize now, that replacing the name יהוה is transgression of Torah by adding to and taking away from it. We now do NOT do this, but as stated above, we were on a journey and at the time this video was made, we did NOT have this revelation. Thanks for understanding! Shalom.)

So, in our last video, we found out that Yehovah’s Torah, or instruction, is good doctrine, or truth. So if His word is truth, shouldn’t we be lining our lives up to it? I remember in school when we would have dictionary exercises where we would have to look up the definitions to certain words. What if we used the Scriptures as our dictionary for the “Hot Topics” in the religious world today? Words like “Love”, and “Grace”. “Food” and “Truth”. You see, the problem in most churches today, is that the Bible is NOT the Dictionary used for these terms! No, in fact what is taught is the opinions, or interpretations of the pastor, rather than the biblical truth! In these next few videos, we will be defining these words with our bibles. We must let the Word define itself.
Lets start with the word Love. What does our bible say about this word?

Mark 12:29-31

Yeshua answered, “The foremost is, ‘Hear, O Israel! Yehovah our God is one; and you shall love Yehovah your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Here’s another passage…

Matthew 22:37-40

And Yeshua said to him, “‘You shall love Yehovah your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

So, Yeshua is giving two commands here. He says to LOVE Yehovah with everything we are, and to LOVE our neighbor as ourselves. So the question of the hour is, “What is LOVE?” Well in order to answer that question, we need to answer a few other questions!

Is love something we make up in our own minds?
How do we love Yehovah?
Do we love Him however we want to love Him?
Does he give us any instruction on what love is and how to love?

For starters, Yeshua is NOT making up these commands on the spot. No, He is actually quoting the Torah. There is ALOT of misconception about these passages like, “See, Jesus did away with the Torah and simplified it to Love God, Love People.” There is a local church near us who’s tag line is, “Love God, Love People, Push back darkness.” My question is this, “How do we LOVE God?” “How do we LOVE People?” Remember, I said that Yeshua did NOT make up these two commands. They are NOT “NEW” commands that simplify the ‘OLD’ ones! Lets go back into the Scriptures and find these commands!

Deuteronomy 6:4, 5

“Hear, O Israel! Yehovah is our God, Yehovah is one! You shall love Yehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”

in hebrew this reads…

שמע ישראל יהוה אלוקינו יהוה אחד

Ok, so if this passage is PART of the Torah, how is it “Doing away” with the torah? The word “hear” used in this passage is the Hebrew word “Shema”. We have translated Shema as “Hear”, but the literal translation is, “Listen and DO”. So how do we love Yehovah?? By Hearing HIS voice and OBEYING HIM! This verse is given right smack in the middle of the Fathers Instructions. He is saying, Listen and do these things, Yehovah is God (אלוקינו), Yehovah is ONE (אכד), Love HIM with all that you are in OBEDIENCE! שמע

Yeshua clears this up in the Book of John…

John 14:23, 24

Yeshua answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.

So here Yeshua is saying, Obey my word! My Word is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me! John says later in one of his other books…

1 John 2:3-6

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

Whoa, wait a second! Did he just say, “Whoever KEEPS his word, in HIM the LVOE OF GOD IS PERFECTED??! What is Love? The bible defines it as OBEDIENCE to the WORD of the FATHER! John says “if you say you love HIM, but DO NOT obey HIM, you are a LIAR.” Remember, Yeshua’s commands ARE NOT NEW! They are the Fathers commands. He Lived perfectly according to the Torah, NOT to do away with it, but to show us how we can lay down MAN’s traditions, and live in GOOD Doctrine! HIS TORAH. So according to our bibles the TRUE definition of LOVE, is OBEDIENCE! How do we love our neighbor as ourself? If we obey Yehovah’s Torah, it gives us perfect instruction on how to love our neighbor! We must STOP defining love with our own understanding, and turn to good doctrine! May you learn to truly LOVE Yehovah by receiving Yeshua’s testimony, and walking as HE HIMSELF WALKED! It’s time to leave Babylon!

Leaving Babylon Part 3


(Shalom! This video was made early in our journey. We realize now, that replacing the name יהוה is transgression of Torah by adding to and taking away from it. We now do NOT do this, but as stated above, we were on a journey and at the time this video was made, we did NOT have this revelation. Thanks for understanding! Shalom.)

So, if Yeshua came to “testify to the truth”, what truth was he talking about?? Pilot obviously didn’t know! Maybe the Scriptures say something about this “mysterious” truth! Let look!

Exodus 18:19-21

Now listen to me: I will give you counsel, and God be with you. You be the people’s representative before God, and you bring the disputes to God, then teach them the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they are to walk and the work they are to do. Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens. (Exodus 18:19-21 NASB)

So we know truth has an important role in Leadership!
Let’s look at another passage!

Exodus 32:4

He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. (Deuteronomy 32:4 KJV)

So we see here that this truth is a characteristic of Yehovah himself! His ways are judgement, God of truth! So could his ways be truth as well?? Let’s look at some more scripture! After all, we should let scripture define itself right?? I mean there are a lot of interpretations out there that are just that, mans interpretation! So maybe we should stop believing what man says, and start believing what God said!
Let’s read some of what David had to say!

Psalm 25:1-10

To You, O Yehovah, I lift up my soul. O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me. Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed. Make me know Your ways, O Yehovah; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day. Remember, O Yehovah, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses, For they have been from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; According to Your lovingkindness remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O Yehovah. Good and upright is the Yehovah; Therefore He instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way. All the paths of the Yehovah are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. (Psalms 25:1-10 NASB)

Wow, that was a long one! Are you still with me? Good, well let’s unpack this verse!

Make me know your ways, lead me in truth??

This sounds like maybe his way is truth, right?
He also says YEHOVAH’S compassion and loving kindness are from old! I thought the God of the Old Testament was all about wrath, and then Jesus came and changed that! Uh oh, I’m beginning to get the fealing that I may have been taught someone’s opinion and not the actual truth!

He instructs sinners in “the way” and leads the humble in Justice and teaches the humble his way.

Could this mean that His way is truth??
David goes on to say this,

All the paths of Yehovah are lovingkindness and truth.

Does this statement apply to everyone?? Oh wait we have to keep reading!

He says this applies to a specific group of people!

To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. (Psalms 25:10)

Wow! I thought the old was done away with and the new was brought in with Jesus! I’m beginning to think this Jesus guy isn’t the same as Yeshua the messiah! I mean, Yeshua came to testify to the truth, to save that which was lost! To restore the things of old! The Jesus that’s preached in the Christian church today, came to do away with all of the old. But I’m still a little confused! If it was impossible to follow the commands of God, why did David love his ways?? Maybe His Law is the truth that Yeshua testified to?? Again let’s let scripture define this!

Psalm 119:139-144

My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words. Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it. I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth. Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight. Your testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live. (Psalms 119:139-144 NASB)

Wait, did he just say “your Law is truth”? And that Gods commandments are his delight??
Why are we told that His commands were done away with?? And that his Law was done away with?? The same thing must have been happening in Yeshuas time! Were the religious leaders of the day doing the same thing? Teaching mans opinion rather than the word of Yehovah?? Let see what Yeshua had to say about it!

Matthew 15:1-3

Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Yeshua from Jerusalem and said, “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? (Matthew 15:1-3 NASB)

So they were judging according to what they thought was true (which by the way washing hands before you eat is not a command of God but that of the rabbis)! Yeshua was judging according to the commandment of God, or TRUTH!
If we go on in this story, Yeshua calls the Pharisees hypocrites and then quotes Isaiah 29.

Matthew 15:7-9

You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you: ‘T his people honors M e with their lips, B ut their heart is far away from M e. ‘B ut in vain do they worship M e, T eaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'” (Matthew 15:7-9 NASB)

So, what is truth?? Well the bible defines it as “The Torah” (תורה) or Gods Law! David delighted in it, Yeshua and all the disciples walked in it! So why are we taught we don’t have to?? Maybe we have been “teaching as doctrines, the precepts of men!”

So what is good doctrine??

Proverbs 4:1, 2

Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding; For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law. (Proverbs 4:1, 2 NKJV)

Wow! Maybe we should begin to go into the Scriptures and see for ourselves what truth is! I am confident that what we have been taught in church, is NOT truth but precepts of men! It’s definitely time to leave Babylon!

Leaving Babylon Part 2

(Shalom! This video was made early in our journey. We realize now, that replacing the name יהוה is transgression of Torah by adding to and taking away from it. We now do NOT do this, but as stated above, we were on a journey and at the time this video was made, we did NOT have this revelation. Thanks for understanding! Shalom.)

So if the feasts aren’t Jewish, and Solomon said that obeying the Fathers commands applies to every person, why are we told different?? Why for thousands of years has the Christian church taught that the Law of Elohim is subject to our own lifestyles? I mean, if I’m not a farmer, how do the planting instructions in the bible apply to me? And, I have to work on Saturday, so there is NO way I could observe sabbath on that day! And my favorite shirt is not made of 100% cotton!
What we have to begin to realize is this, we have been lied to in order to compromise! Now, this did not happen over night! No, much to the contrary! This happened over thousands of years! I heard a quote once! It said this…
“The enemy will tell you a thousand truths, to get you to believe ONE lie!”
That is so true! 
Did the messiah come into this world? YES! 
Was he born of a virgin? YES!
Was he an eternal sacrifice for our transgression? YES!
Was he born on December 25? NO!
Did he “do away” with any of the Law? NO!!
We have to begin to understand something. If the enemy can get you to believe that History was different than it actually was, he can get you to go a different direction in the future! This is why the delusion that the church is in today started AFTER Yeshua walked on the earth! This is why satan tempted Eve in the Garden after Elohim told them what they should do! “Did Elohim really say that?” “Surely that’s not what He said!” Satan can’t create anything, so he has to take what Elohim has created and “make” it his own. You see, if the enemy can get us to believe that Elohim meant something different when he made His sabbath a perpetual sign between Him and His people, then the enemy can get us to operate differently in the future! Here’s one. We are told today in the Christian church that the Law was impossible to observe and that Yeshua walked perfectly according to it, so we don’t have to. Sounds like a great deal, right? Almost too good to be true! Let’s see what scripture has to say about it! Let’s go way back in our bibles, even before the good stories of Paul, and look in the Torah.
 
Deuteronomy 30:11-14
 
“For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?’ Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross the sea for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?’ But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it. (Deuteronomy 30:11-14 NASB)
 
Wait, did that just say it’s NOT TOO DIFFICULT?? Why are we taught that it is?? If the Word is near us, in our heart and in our mouth, that we may observe it, then why did Yeshua come?? This doesn’t sound like the Law is too hard.
Let’s keep reading in Deuteronomy!
 
Deuteronomy 30:15-18
 
“See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; in that I command you today to love Yehovah your Elohim, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that Yehovah your Elohim may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it. But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship other mighty ones and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall surely perish. You will not prolong your days in the land where you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess it. (Deuteronomy 30:15-18 NASB)
 
Wait just a minute! This sounds similar to the command in the garden! “The day you eat of that tree, you will surely die!” 
So, if Yeshua didn’t come to make it easier on us, or to live according to the Law so we don’t have to, then why did He come?? To save us from our sins, right?? Let’s look at His words when he was before Pilot about to be killed.
 
John 18:37, 38
 
Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Yeshua answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and said to them, “I find no guilt in Him. (John 18:37, 38 NASB)
 
To testify to truth?? That’s not what I was taught in VBS! What is truth?!!! Maybe in order to find out, we have to leave Babylon!

Leaving Babylon Part 1

(Shalom! This video was made early in our journey. We realize now, that replacing the name יהוה is transgression of Torah by adding to and taking away from it. We now do NOT do this, but as stated above, we were on a journey and at the time this video was made, we did NOT have this revelation. Thanks for understanding! Shalom.)

If the Moral Law is all that applies today, then why do we encourage tithe? Tithing is not a New Testament command. In fact in the Jerusalem council, in Acts chapter 15, they say that the Gentiles only have to observe 4 commands. Stay away from things contaminated by idols, from fornication, from what is strangled, and from blood. Where is tithing?? If this is what applies to the Gentiles, maybe tithing is just for the Jews?? After all the feasts and celebrations ARE only for the Jews, right?? Let’s check the scriptures!
Leviticus 23:
Yehovah spoke again to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘Yehovah’s appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations-My appointed times are these: (Leviticus 23:1, 2 NASB)
Wait, hold on a second! Did the Father just say that they are HIS appointed times?? So if they are His, do they apply to everyone or just the Jews??
Ecclesiastes 12:12-14
But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body. The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:12-14 NASB)
So His commands apply to “every person? Wow! Does this sound different than what you have heard in church?? The local baptist church in my town teaches that these feasts are not part of the “moral” law and therefore do not apply anymore. This line of thought would have to believe the same thing for tithing as well!
The truth is this! All who want to follow of Yeshua, gentile or native Israelite, have to leave mans tradition and step into true Israel!
Exodus 12:49
The same law shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you.” (Exodus 12:49 NASB)
Leviticus 24:22
There shall be one standard for you; it shall be for the stranger as well as the native, for I am the Yehovah your Elohim.'” (Leviticus 24:22 NASB)
Numbers 9:14
If an alien sojourns among you and observes the Passover to Yehovah, according to the statute of the Passover and according to its ordinance, so he shall do; you shall have one statute, both for the alien and for the native of the land.'” (Numbers 9:14 NASB)
Numbers 15:15,16
As for the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the alien who sojourns with you, a perpetual statute throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the alien be before Yehovah. There is to be one law and one ordinance for you and for the alien who sojourns with you.'” (Numbers 15:15, 16 NASB)
Numbers 15:29-31
You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien who sojourns among them. But the person who does anything defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming Yehovav; and that person shall be cut off from among his people. Because he has despised the word of Yehovah and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; his guilt will be on him.'” (Numbers 15:29-31 NASB)
So, does the Law of god apply to ALL PEOPLE?? In babylon, you are told that it doesn’t! But the scriptures day something drastically different!
Let’s look at Acts 15 again and keep reading starting with the “4” commands.
Acts 15:19-21
Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles, but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood. For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath.” (Acts 15:19-21 NASB)
Wait, they were in synagogues on the Sabbath??
I’m beginning to think that it’s time to leave Babylon!