Where is your gaze? Are you wanting to learn Torah, but seem to be hitting a wall? Maybe you have joined a Hebrew Roots assembly, or a Messianic Synagogue. Maybe you have even converted to Judaism because you have been told that it is Jewish Law. I’m here to tell you that no matter where you are, if you will fix your gaze on the Creator of the Universe, He will fix His gaze on you! There are many Torah Ministries out there, and while no one Torah ministry is exactly alike, they are all very similar. We, however want to share the Truth with you. You have to die to yourself. You CANNOT bring your past with you. If you have anything left to give to the King of Babylon, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Israel. Upon whom are you fixing your gaze?
Have you left the church yet? I am intrigued by the fight to keep such a demonic institution alive, and sadly the strongest warriors are those who claim to follow the TRUTH! The word church doesn’t exist in the text of the “New Testament”, and surprisingly, its origin isn’t so biblical either.
The word church comes from an Old English word “circe”. Webster’s Dictionary has a VERY surprising definition and origin for this word.
The sad thing is, the church hasn’t really tried to hide it’s Mithraic Sun worship in the slightest bit. In fact it puts it’s pagan origins on display for the entire world to enjoy with it’s reuse of pagan holidays, statues, symbols and idols. A quick google search will bring up hundreds of articles proving the origins of the church, and it’s pagan heritage.
Mostly, the evidence that these men and women are fighting for early christianity is the use of the name of their mighty one. The church teaches its parishioners to worship the image and person of “Jesus Christ.” The worship of man is NEVER instructed in the Scriptures nor in the Messianic writings. This is an ancient religious practice created by men, who ironically wanted to be worshiped. What better way to get people to worship you, than convince them that the worship of men is permissible? This practice was the foundation of the christian church, and is the heritage that christianity holds so dear today.
So why are so many people fighting to get back to the “early church”?
The answer to this question is pretty obvious when you study humanity from a religious perspective. It is simple and clear. The reason men and women fight for the church, is FEAR.
Fear is the main cause for everything wrong with our human nature. Fear that we will be rejected. People are afraid that they will lose our salvation. That they won’t inherit streets of gold. The list goes on and on… Humanity was lied to in the garden, and ironically has been believing this lie ever since. We want to be like Elohim! We want to eat of EVERY tree, not just 99% of them. We want our own empires. The enemy lied and told us we could be like Yehovah, and we believed it then, and still believe it today.
Why are so many people driven by fear?
Fear is an interesting word. In the Scriptures we are instructed to NOT FEAR more than ANY other instruction. We are then instructed to FEAR Yehovah multiple times. Do the Scriptures contradict themselves? ABSOLUTELY NOT! We just need to understand the context behind this word FEAR.
Fear is worship. When we are instructed to NOT fear, it is ALWAYS in reference to our enemies. Do not WORSHIP the enemy. When we are instructed TO FEAR, it is in reference to the Creator of The Universe. We are instructed to WORSHIP Yehovah! This is a very simple idea, with VERY complex repercussions. When we worship the enemy, we are ruled by terror and uncertainty. Alternatively, when we worship the Creator we are ruled by lovingkindness and righteousness. Are you afraid of ANYTHING? This is a sign that you have not let go of your past, but are in fact worshiping the enemy in some way or another.
Most people will not leave the church because of fear of losing something that they have been taught is valuable, but in actuality it is WORTHLESS! They think they have been saved in the church, and now they can bring that over into the TRUTH. This idea is FALSE salvation, and does not line up with the Scriptures.
We are instructed to DIE to ourselves. A dead man can’t take anything with him. A seed was planted in you within the church, and it was NOT the seed of Yehovah. It was a seed bearing NO fruit. This plant MUST be uprooted, and a NEW seed must be planted. A seed that will grow a BEAUTIFUL, fruit bearing tree. You do not graft a thorn bush into an olive tree, and you cannot graft a christian into Israel. That christian must LEAVE EVERYTHING behind him, and be reborn into something that can be grafted into Israel. This is a very simple idea, that is lost by most, because they just can’t believe that jesus is the false messiah. They are AFRAID of leaving jesus, for the TRUE messiah, Yehoshua.
Because of this fear, many will not inherit the Kingdom. They will hear the words “Depart from me, I never knew you.” When we aren’t willing to leave the lies that we have been taught about someone, we are willing to get to know them. This is true with EVERY
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,
“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.
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.”
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!
(Also see…Jude 1; Revelation 2:12-17)
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.
Why do people not see or hear the TRUTH? Because they don’t want to hear it. It is as simple as that!
It is not the enemy’s fault that the majority of people, including the majority of those who claim Torah, are not willing to hear the truth! It is the choice they make to follow their heart. When we use our emotional connections to any certain event or circumstance, while interpreting the Scriptures, we will be led astray. This is why we MUST be born again. Being born again means that you have DIED. If you have not left your beliefs behind, you are NOT born again, but just living a slightly different lifestyle. Being born again means NEW LIFE! It does not mean remodeled life, but NEW. You CANNOT be born again and still believe things you were taught while you lived in the previous life. You MUST give up your LIFE in order to find it!
There are many today that believe that some of the things taught in the church are ok to bring over into Torah. This is a perfect example of someone who is NOT born again. Is it hard to become born again? Yes and no. It is hard on your flesh, and this is why MOST will not go through with it. On the other hand, it is easy for the fact that you are laying down man made burdens and picking up the foundation which יהוה already laid for you. All you have to is walk on it.
So, don’t listen to people who tell you what you want to hear. Listen to those who tell you the things that יהוה wants to hear. Don’t listen to those who tell you that you don’t have to obey ALL of Torah. They won’t be around for much longer. Listen to the WORD, and DO what it says. Oh, and one more thing, don’t believe the lies, or you will think that you are born again, when in fact you have never died in the first place. Shalom.
So many people out there are claiming TRUTH, but are they TRULY walking in it? It is important to remember that when we claim something, and don’t have the actions to back it up, our claims are actually FALSE.
ARE YOU DEAD YET?
We must constantly be taking an inventory of ourselves to see if there is ANYTHING in us from our past lives. Some will tell you that it is ok to keep some of your past with you, especially the “good stuff”, but what is actually good? Can a bad tree produce good fruit? Yeshua gives us a clear answer to that question in Matthew 7.
“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. “You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? “So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. “So then, you will know them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:15-20)
So how do we know if a tree is good or bad, or should I say, how do we know if we had good in us before “crossing over”? By the fruit! What is good fruit? Well lets look a little close at Yeshua’s words…
“Beware of false prophets…”
What is a false prophet? We must go to the foundation of the Scriptures to find the answer to this question.
“If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other mighty ones (whom you have not known) and let us serve them, ’you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for Yehovah you Elohim is testing you to find out if you love Yehovah you Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul. “You shall follow Yehovah you Elohim and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him. “But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has counseled rebellion against Yehovah you Elohim who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, to seduce you from the way in which Yehovah you Elohim commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from among you. (Deuteronomy 13:1-5)
So again, what is a false prophet? Anyone who speaks, and or teaches that you don’t have to obey ALL of the instructions in Torah. So, was there anything good in your past life? Well, were you obeying all of Torah? If the answer to the latter question is “no”, then there was nothing good there… The vast majority would say this is not true, but that is because they haven’t DIED to themselves, and are trying to carry the baggage of man-made religion with them everywhere they go. Sadly, they will not inherit the kingdom, for Yeshua clearly says that we are to DIE to ourselves. Remember, a dead man can take NOTHING with him. The good, the bad and the ugly, die with him, and he is laid to rest empty handed. We are then re-born by the very WORD in which we are to be following, if we allow that to take place. In this rebirth, we are a NEW CREATION! The OLD HAS GONE, and the NEW HAS COME! Then and ONLY THEN, are we reborn into truth, in which we have not brought ANYTHING with us from the past life. Another way to say it is this… If we bring something with us into this “new life”, we are not actually dying, nor are we reborn in truth, but only deceiving ourselves in thinking that we have arrived. This is the plague that haunts the MASSES in the Torah, Messianic, Hebrew Roots movement today. They have only partially come out of their past ways, which is actually not leaving at all… It is our desire to shout from the rooftops, this calling of COMPLETE abandonment, which is an echo of what the Messiah taught and lived. He was never concerned with His own will, but His Father’s will was of utmost importance. We must find ourselves in this same place if we want to inherit the Kingdom to come. After all, Yeshua called us to FOLLOW HIM!
May you find yourselves in a place of complete surrender to Yehovah’s will, and may you be willing to LOSE YOUR LIVES, in order to find them.
Yeshua said, in Luke 16:10, “He who is faithful with little, will also be faithful with much.” What does this mean? I have always heard this verse applied to finances, because that’s what the parable is speaking of, but I wonder if this might have a deeper meaning! I mean, what if this “parable” is speaking of WAY more than our money?
I see something VERY often that saddens me deeply. I am talking about when someone hears the TRUTH, but doesn’t walk in it. The exact same thing happens EVERY time i see this circumstance! The person who heard, is in the very same place in 6 months, a year, or even longer. You see, when we hear the voice of Yehovah, and we don’t follow it, He will not give us more instruction! The true breath of Yehovah is speaking the same things to all who have ears to hear. But sadly, when someone does not hear and obey (שמע-Shema), they are caught in the enemy’s grasp to stay stagnant! When we hear His voice and do nothing, the enemy grabs ahold a LOT tighter and it becomes MUCH more difficult to walk forward in the future!
Think about it this way…
If your dog gets out of the yard, are you not going to try and fix the hole in the fence? You are going to do everything you can do, to keep your precious pet in the yard. But, if your dog was not getting out, you wouldn’t keep such a tight watch on the stability of the fence.
This is EXACTLY what the enemy does! He doesn’t have to keep a tight watch on those who do not see the holes! But those who see, he quickly ties them up and tries to remove the hole from their sight! His goal is to keep all in the “fence” of deception. He does this with multiple different tactics. But the outcome is the same; a person who was once excited to leave man’s traditions, is now tied up in the corner because they didn’t RUN out when they and the chance!
People, WE MUST RUN AWAY FROM SATAN’S DECEPTION!
You may ask, “How do we do that?
Well, Yeshua came to show you the way out! He said, “Narrow is the gate that leads to life, and only a few will find it.” What does scripture say about life and death? All throughout, it says that OBEDIENCE brings life! On the contrary, disobedience brings death! Yeshua said, “If you love ME, keep my commands.” He was testifying to the truth of the scriptures! He wants ALL to obey, but the evidence of our love for Him is played out in our obedience to HIM!
All this to say, if you have once had revelation to walk according to Torah, but now find yourself in a sterile place, GO BACK TO THAT REVELATION AND OBEY IT! If you are faithful in the little things, YOU WILL BE FAITHFUL WITH MUCH! That’s a promise that He will give you more instruction as you walk in obedience! If you want out of Satan’s yard, FOLLOW YESHUA OUT! But I will warn you, it requires physical action to walk out of deception! Shalom!
I have been doing a lot of thinking these past few days about how so many people HATE the prophetic voice of Yehovah. A passage from Isaiah (Yeshayahu) comes to mind…
For this is a rebellious people, FALSE sons, Sons who REFUSE to listen to the Torah 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 Yisrael.” (Isaiah 30:9-11)
Sadly, many today are trying to recreate the 1st century assembly, when in actuality we are in the times of Elijah (Eliyahu) the prophet! You have to remember that the 1st century assembly was around in a time when the temple was standing. They were not in captivity. They could go to the temple for the daily sacrifices etc. When terms like “food” were used, EVERYONE knew what the definition was, and that the speaker was not referring to everything you put in your mouth! I heard someone say something to the effect of, “You don’t sound anything like the Apostle Paul.” Again, sadly we are not in the days of Paul (Shaul).
“Remember the Torah of Moshe My servant, even the statutes and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Yisrael. “Behold, I am going to send you Eliyahu 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.” (Malachi 4:4-6)
Interestingly enough, he did not prophecy of the spirit of Shaul returning, but the spirit of Eliyahu! Lets take a look at the way Eliyahu handled the the prophets who were speaking lies…
When Ahab saw Eliyahu, Ahab said to him, “Is this you, you troubler of Israel?” He said, “I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father’s house have, because you have forsaken the commandments of Yehovah and you have followed the Baals. (1 Kings 18:17,18)
So right off the bat, Eliyahu is calling it like it is! He is not patting people on the back but calling out the transgression as the cause for the trouble. So many people tell me that my tone is wrong. I watch daily, the Messianic movement walking right alongside pagan Christianity in saying words similar to the passage from Yeshayahu I quoted above! “You hate the body of Yeshua,” “You don’t have love in your speech.” “Prophecy to us ILLUSIONS!” Sadly Yisrael has settled for a watered down, weak message, that is about as far from the truth as lying. Let’s keep reading about Eliyahu, and see how this “spirit” operates.
“Now then send and gather to me all Yisrael at Mount Carmel, together with 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.” So Ahab sent a message among all the sons of Yisrael and brought the prophets together at Mount Carmel. Eliyahu came near to all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If Yehovah is Elohim, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people did not answer him a word. Then Eliyahu said to the people, “I alone am left a prophet of Yehovah, but Baal’s prophets are 450 men. “Now let them give us two oxen; and let them choose one ox for themselves and cut it up, and place it on the wood, but put no fire under it; and I will prepare the other ox and lay it on the wood, and I will not put a fire under it. “Then you call on the name of your mighty one, and I will call on the name of Yehovah, and the mighty one who answers by fire, He is Elohim.” And all the people said, “That is a good idea.”
So Eliyahu said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one ox for yourselves and prepare it first for you are many, and call on the name of your mighty one, but put no fire under it.” Then they took the ox which was given them and they prepared it and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon saying, “O Baal, answer us.” But there was no voice and no one answered. And they leaped about the altar which they made. It came about at noon, that Eliyahu mocked them and said, “Call out with a loud voice, for he is a mighty one; either he is occupied or he’s relieving himself, or is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and needs to be awakened.” So they cried with a loud voice and cut themselves according to their custom with swords and lances until the blood gushed out on them. When midday was past, they raved until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice; but there was no voice, no one answered, and no one paid attention. (1 Kings 18:19-29)
I find it very interesting the humor that was involved in Eliyahu’s response to their cry! One of the arguments made about some of our images, is that there is sarcasm in the message and this detours from the truth. I have realized that those who DO NOT want to hear, will find any and every reason to do just that, NOT HEAR!
This story goes on to prove the true Elohim, Yehovah. Eliyahu didn’t go and try to reason with them and spend months in midrash. He called them to action, exposed the lies in which they were living, and called down fire from heaven!
So who’s spirit will the voice of truth sound like? Shaul or Eliyahu? Scripture makes it clear. It is the spirit of Elijah (Eliyahu). Hopefully you will test everything and slit the enemies throat when it comes to this demonic, light weight, compromised message that a lot of Messianic teachers are vomiting out for all to see. TIME IS SHORT! MAY YOU NOT BE OFFENDED BY YEHOVAH, BUT TURN TO HIS INSTRUCTION AND LIVE! Or, maybe I’m just a “Torah Terrorist”… TIME WILL TELL!
As I sat by the fire this morning, I thought about a conversation I had last night with my friend, and brother, Greg. We were talking about this false love that so rampantly deceives so many followers of Yeshua. The false love I am referring to sounds something like this.
“You are offending people because you are not sharing truth in love. You can’t just tell people that they are wrong! You have to do it in love.”
Greg and I were talking about the watchmen on the wall. We were wondering what it would be like if an enemy came in the middle of the night and the watchmen said…
“I can’t blow the shofar now, everybody is sleeping! How can I blow the shofar in a way that pleases everyone, and so everyone can hear the warning?”
Turn Up The Heat
Here is the simple answer…..
BLOW THE SHOFAR!
‘You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.’
So what is love? Is it staying silent while your brother transgresses Torah? Or is it rebuking him so that the transgression doesn’t fall on your head? The definition of love has been manipulated to the point that almost EVERYONE on the planet looks at it differently! Love your neighbor as yourself! Would you want to be taken captive in the night because the watchman was afraid to blow the warning shofar? I think not…
Some might be upset with this loud shofar blast in the middle of the night, and they will probably be upset at the shout of the coming of the bridegroom as well! When people love their slumber more than they love the way of Yehovah, they will be upset when you wake them. Sadly, its because of this, that many are beating the watchmen over the head with false words, much like what the prophet prophesied.
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.”
The main argument I hear is, “Everyone is in a different place and you have to be sensitive to where they are.” The truth is, everyone IS in a different place and that’s the PROBLEM! Yehovah is sending His watchmen to blow the shofar in order to call ALL of His sheep to the same field! It’s NOT ok that we are all in a different place. That’s the POINT! There is ONE truth. ONE Yehovah. If you and I have different opinions on what He says, either you, I, or BOTH of us are wrong! The kingdom of Yehovah is NOT a democracy! We DON’T get a vote! Wake up with ready ears to heed the warning of Yehovah! Maybe it’s time to turn up the heat! Shalom.
O Yehovah, Your hand is lifted up yet they do not see it. They see Your zeal for the people and are put to shame; Indeed, fire will devour Your enemies. Yehovah, You will establish peace for us, Since You have also performed for us all our works. O Yehovah our Elohim, other masters besides You have ruled us; But through You alone we bring to remembrance, YOUR NAME.