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In this last age, the people of YAHWEH are facing many disgusting spirits and yes, they are spirits as Ephesians 6:12 clearly defines for us. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. So despite the fact that these foul spirits inhabit an actual person who has in essence given themselves over to be inhabited by such obscene spirits, we are not fighting people! This is important to preface as all too often people waste precious time and energy fighting people instead of fighting the spirit that is inhabiting the person and the atmosphere. The modern church has become a gross perversion and an aberration that has estranged itself from it’s true Messiah, YAHSHUA and has placed a greco-roman counterfeit in HIS place. Due to this ridiculous perversion, most Believers are under attack on a constant basis and they don’t even know or fully understand why their families, homes, finances, and other aspects of their lives are being assaulted. They fast, pray, read Scripture but there is still this relentless struggle that is attempting to wear out many of the saints. One of the most horrible vehicle of attack is the nicolaitan structure of the modern church that was born out of the womb of the mystery babylon institution of catholicism. This particular model of church hierarchy in leadership has brought forth the ultimate, most consuming problem of churchianity.

The above is a depiction of the catholic and even most protestant organizations, even if the head person in charge is not called a priest but a pastor or bishop. This model is not what YAHSHUA intended the church to become! This model is nothing like the first Messianic congregation in the Book of Acts. It helps to view this reality through the lens of the time and place of the first “church” Apostle Paul and the other apostles of the early church traveled and they were not leaders in the tradition of the pagan priests of the many pagan religious organizations of that age and because they were Hebrew, (remember the early disciples who became apostles were Jewish as was YAHSHUA), with this in mind they did not even lead the first Messianic congregations the way the Scribes, Pharisees and other religious leaders ran the synagogues by “lording” over the people. The first apostles traveled from city to city, province to province, country to country taking the gospel to as many of The children of Israel as they could and when YAHWEH released them to carry the gospel to the gentiles that they may become grafted in to the *Nation of Israel they did so with the greatest care and respect for YAHSHUA and the precedent HE set for shepherding and discipleship. This model is the organization model of the nicolaitans. That’s right these are the same nicolaitans YAHSHUA talked about in Revelation! Revelation 2:4-6 tells the Ephesian fellowship, ” But I have this one thing against you. You do not love Me as you did at first. 5 Remember how you once loved Me. Be sorry for your sin and love Me again as you did at first. If you do not, I will come to you and take your light out of its place. I will do this unless you are sorry for your sin and turn from it. 6 But you have this: You hate what the Nicolaitans do. I hate what they do also. 7 You have ears! Then listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. I will give the fruit of the tree of life in the garden of God to everyone who has power and wins.” Later in that same chapter YAHSHUA tells the fellowship at Pergamum about both the nicolaitan and spirit of Balaam. Revelation 2:14-17 HE says, “But I have a few things against you. You have some people who follow the teaching of Balaam. He taught Balak to set a trap for the Jews. He taught them to eat food that had been given as a gift in worship to false gods and to do sex sins. 15 You also have some who follow the teaching of the Nicolaitans in the same way. 16 Be sorry for your sins and turn from them. If you do not, I will come to you right away. I will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. 17 You have ears! Then listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. I will give the hidden bread from heaven to everyone who has power and wins. I will give each of them a white stone also. A new name will be written on it. No one will know the name except the one who receives it!” We will handle the spirit of Balaam a little later but below is another more simplified model of the nicolaitans. Even if your bishop, pastor or whatever your fellowships’, congregations’ or churches’ leader is called, if this is the model that they follow, it is a perversion and an aberration! It is ungodly, unholy and YAHSHUA hates this system because NO ONE CAN COME TO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH HIM!!!!!

You should know that one of the reasons why this corrupt system of leadership is so hated is because the popes, bishops, rabbis. priests and pastors want to assume the position of “God on earth”. The position of the pope is even distinguished particularly as the “vicar” or authority of God on earth which means that this men believe and are taught in their seminaries is that they speak for God and in order for you, the laity to properly know God, you must come through them. These popes, bishops, pastors and even rabbis believe that their word supersedes that of YAHWEH ALMIGHTY. They believe and would have you believe that they have been given authority that is of greater weight than that of Scripture. They can and often do call themselves overriding Scripture so that they can have free reign to exploit and violate gullible and naive Believers. They do not want their authority challenged and they do not want to work in cooperation with the entire congregation. Most of the leaders of such a model don’t even truly encourage the “laity” to search the Scriptures for themselves and to test everything to be sure that it is approved by God. Because if you do, you’ll see that these people are counterfeits who have NOT been called by YAH and are being used by satan to deceive, distract and deter as well as destroy as many people as possible. These leaders are content to take on an idolatrous image and persona in the hearts and minds of the “laity” so that they can manipulate, violate and exploit the vulnerabilities of YAHWEH’s precious sheep. They lord over the people, pimp the people, fleece them and then tell them that it is because they have no faith that they are suffering. And ironically enough they are right! If the “laity” would be as diligent as the Bereans who were not afraid to test everything they would realize that they were first of all NEVER meant to be laity and secondly, they would understand that many of the doctrines that they are being taught over the pulpit are NOT and have NEVER BEEN endorsed by YAHWEH and are therefore unbiblical and offense to HIM!!!  If they, the “laity” truly sought the heart of YAHWEH for themselves, they would not be so easily deceived and manipulated by people who claim to represent God but don’t have a heart for HIS people. And if you don’t have a true love for YAH’s people then you are NOT representing HIM because you are standing in the way of them knowing YAHWEH for themselves! Because the “laity” are thought by these leaders to be too stupid and uncouth to truly know YAHWEH for themselves, the pastor is no longer a shepherd who loves and cares for the sheep but he/she sees them as prey. They don’t realize that while they are NOT the owner of the sheep, they ARE the steward and because they have been entrusted as a steward of YAH’s sheep, they can not live lavishly at the expense of YAH’s people, neither are they to rebuke questions of doctrine that the congregation may have legitimate need to question nor should they intimidate and confine Believers to their church, ministry or religious organization.

Please do not misunderstand, I am by no means implying that YAH’s people should be without leadership but leadership IS NOT EVER meant to take the place of YAHSHUA as mediator! Leadership in the church exists to lead by example, first and foremost and then teach, disciple, preach and then send forth the properly discipled sheep to disciple others. THEY DO NOT HOLD THEM CAPTIVE AND FORBID THEM TO SEEK YAHWEH FOR THEMSELVES! They DO NOT stifle the growth of the sheep because the ignorance of the sheep means that they will be all the more dependent on the leadership and not YAHWEH! If your pastor, bishop or whatever is possessive of the sheep and subversive in terms of true discipleship and ministerial outreach to the surrounding community then your church, congregation or fellowship IS NOT WHAT YAHWEH INTENDED. Believers are not called to yield blind obsequiousness to people, mere men (or women) who are perverting the Truth of the YAH’s Word to subjugate the people and enslave them to a building and/or an organization. This kind of “leadership” is the polar opposite of EVERYTHING YAHWEH desires for HIS people: freedom, love, and obedience to HIM AND HIM ALONE!! Most of these people who are in leadership in the modern church are full of the Jezebel spirit (and please understand that this is a SPIRIT so it does not possess a gender and is just as likely to inhabit a man as a woman); this spirit seeks to control by means of witchcraft (manipulation), subversion and intimidation; the spirit of Balaam, will pimp their gifts for a title and position. These people will even attempt to curse YAH’S people if it means that they can gain favor with ungodly people in high places. They attempt to curse them by provoking them to idolatry, leading them astray into carnal, pseudo-religious concepts and ways that are not scriptural and that furthermore undermine a Believer’s direct relationship with YAHWEH. This is happening everyday especially in the western church and people know that something is wrong but for centuries they have been told that this is the way because although you may not be the member of the catholic church if your church, etc is not following scripture and the model of the first church in Acts; if they believe that they are christians and not of Israel, if they subscribe to the heresy of replacement theology (as refuted by the Apostle Shaul “Paul” in Romans 11:11-21), if they are adhering to the catholic model of leadership they are simply just another protestant church and with that they are just another “daughter” of the catholic church whether they think they are or not!

We as Believers, must re-examine what we believe and this examination must come from a fresh evaluation of ALL of Scripture that includes the insight of the Ruach haQodesh so that we can rightly divide the Word of Truth (II Timothy 2:15) so that we needn’t be ashamed to question “leadership” that holds a position and a title but doesn’t reflect the proper, loving and sound stewardship of a godly shepherd. Any church, congregation or fellowship that denies the deity of YAHSHUA as the son of YAHWEH is not of HIM;  if they deny the Torah that YAHSHUA preached and taught as well as that of HIS disciples and the apostles of the early church, then they are NOT of YAHWEH; if they preach as if the so-called Old Testament is archaic and of no value to you as a Believer then they are NOT of YAHWEH; if they refuse to celebrate YAH’s feasts or HIS Sabbath but the celebrate the pagan sun festivals of christmas and easter and worship on the Constantine ordained day of worship on Sunday, they are NOT of YAHWEH and they have denied the faith and are leaving you vulnerable to spirits of witchcraft, sorcery and other foul demonic forces that YAHWEH is no longer winking at! There has to be a change and the change must adhere to ALL of Scripture otherwise it is nothing more than the recycled hybrid pagan religion of the catholic church! The first church had all things in common; they were diverse Messianic congregations where there were no big “I’s” and little “u’s”. The apostles of that day didn’t just wear a title or hold a position to be lauded and validated by people, they actually traveled, taught and preached Scripture and seeded other fellowships and congregations and DISCIPLED other Believers. Prophets lived and prophesied according to Torah and if it didn’t line up with Scripture they never spoke it and they never pimped the prophetic gift for profit. Ministers didn’t just minister to the four walls of their respective church or denomination. Pastors understood that they were shepherds who were entrusted with the everyday task of maintaining the flock and making sure that their needs, spiritually and naturally, were met. There were no huge mega-churches filled with people struggling to get by because those who were well off shared everything they had to make sure that everyone had what they needed. It wasn’t a utopia as the Apostle Shaul “Paul” wrote epistles referring to Torah and the Prophets consistently that they might understand fully what Father YAHWEH expected of them. As time drew on, these original Messianic Believers were persecuted, most of them even to death and before long Constantine, the Roman Catholic church took on the facade of YAHSHUA, changed HIS name to Jesus and set out to oppose and deny everything about HIS Jewish/Hebraic heritage. Practically all of the so-called church “fathers” of both the catholic and protestant churches were horribly, hateful anti-semites. So understand that it is to the advantage of the nicolaitan church that you do not know the truth and even more to their advantage that you feed into one of their many apostate or heretical denominations or “faiths”.

Know that YAHWEH loves you and that you mean more to HIM than any other aspect of HIS creation. HE wants you to know HIM personally and not through anyone else other than HIS only begotten son, YAHSHUA. Please take time to comprehensively read the Bible don’t settle for someone else’s regurgitated concept of who God is, get to know HIM for yourself.  God and LORD are titles ascribed to HIM by men who didn’t feel that you were worthy enough to know HIM by name, but the name of your HEAVENLY Father is, YAHWEH! My prayer is that you will come into a direct saving knowledge of who HE is so that you will feel comfortable enough to make HIS name and HIS Word famous!!!

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds II Corinthians 10:4

*Read Romans Chapter 11

Resources

Nazarene Israel

Fossilized Customs

Maria Merola’s Double Portion Inheritance

119 Ministries



Until next month, Maranatha! Even so come MASTER YAHSHUA!

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We are living in an ever increasingly wicked age where no one but the remnant few even cares what the scriptural mandate to love Yahweh our Elohim with ALL of our heart, with ALL of our soul and with ALL of our might and love our neighbor as we love ourselves, means or cares enough to take it to heart and do what it says. The emphasis of the modern church has been redirected from spiritual warfare and toiling in Yahweh’s vineyard for souls to pandering to the status quo and chasing titles and positions in an attempt to be validated by men. Many have even felt the tug of the Ruach on their souls to come out from the Babylonian system of Churchianity but because mother, father, sister, brother, bishop, pastor and others would no longer understand or approve of forsaking status quo Churchianity in order to become apart of the True Bride of the Master, Yahshua, they choose by default to suffer in silence and even negate what they know is true (Mattthew 10:37-38). They fear the ridicule that comes with being a chosen generation, a peculiar people, a royal priesthood who have been called out of darkness into His marvelous light (I Peter 2:9).

It has become all too easy for the church to abandon it’s original mandate to feed the hungry, visit the sick, shut-in and those in prison as well as be a light to those of whom Yahweh sends us. We have a responsibility to be a light to those in darkness and how can we ever be that light if we are too engrained in our cliques and social club churches, that don’t say that they have exclusive membership but behave as if they do. The damnable “prosperity gospel” has for several decades now insinuated that to be poor is to be cursed and to be wealthy is to have the favor of Yahweh. This is an abject lie and an outrageous perversion of the gospel! The parable of Lazarus and the rich man as told in Luke 16:19-31, is a reminder that to have material wealth and influence in this life means absolutely nothing as it will not provide access into Yahweh’s eternal kingdom. How ironic it is that poor Lazarus who lay at the gate of the rich man’s dwelling, hungry and in misery while the dogs licked his sores was found righteous enough to dwell with Yahweh for eternity. Also note that Yahshua didn’t not even find it necessary to name the rich man so he remains a nameless, pitiful example of who not to end up like despite his wealth and status in this life. Many wealthy televangelists and their faithful followers would do well to seriously consider this parable when insinuating that people need to seek Yahweh for wealth and privilege in this life over seeking His sovereign will because His will is the only thing that matters! To insinuate otherwise is to contradict Yahweh’s statement in Jeremiah 29:11 where He declares that His plans for us are plans for peace and not of evil. All He asks is that we obey!

Proverbs 21:13 says “Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.” While I John 3:17 says, “If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion–how can God’s love be in that person?” and James 2:15-17 says, “Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”–but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone.” 

I recently left a church community because they were opposed to outreach ministry beyond the “four walls” of their church. Sadly, they are the rule and not the exception among many churches and ministries. And even worse is that most churches and ministries who do have outreach to the hungry, homeless, etc. do so grudgingly or for the sake of bragging rites. They don’t show up at the homeless shelter, prison, hospital, etc. to minister as much as they do to make an appearance. They treat the people that they are sent to serve as if they were “filthy rags” undeserving of  love and respect. They even have the attitude that these people that they are mandated to minister to should just be grateful that they cared enough to show up. They often feed them substandard food, give them clothes that are fit for nothing but disposal and turn their noses up at them because they live in a shelter, or on the street or smell funny or have obvious issues! They even make the presumptuous mistake of assuming that everyone of these people must not be saved because of their situation. Churchianity is too “cute” and too blessed to be stressed with the cares of those whom Yahshua made it plain that we are to care and provide for as much as possible so that through our generosity to them they might see Yahshua in us and desire a close relationship with Him if they do not already have one. The greco-roman idea of “church” must cease to exist among those who desire to truly feed Yah’s lambs.

Christians are too busy and too preoccupied with the cares of this life to even care what Yahweh wants. If many Christians even cared, truly cared what Yahweh wanted, they would examine their everyday lives and traditions up against scripture. They would seek the Ruach haQodesh for wisdom and they would gladly abandon many of the things that Yahweh abhors instead of making excuses and concessions for things that Yahweh hates! When you hate what Yah hates and love what He loves, you won’t mind toiling in Yahweh’s vineyard to serve the so-called, undesirables of society. Your only concern becomes living a life that will attract people to Yahweh for His glory and His glory alone. This process begins with first finding out who you are in Yahshua. Once you have a clearly defined identity and reality in Yahshua, you will gladly accept your mandate and do whatever it takes to fulfill it in your life. You will love the unlovable and serve those who Yahweh has sent you to minister to with great joy!

On your journey to finding your clearly defined identity in Yahshua, I would like to suggest a few resources:

Please watch this first!!

Then watch this!!
The Natsarim

Please watch the entire series!!!

Fossilized Customs

Too Long In the Sun

Even so come Master Yahshua!!!

As I have come of age in the church and have seen and heard many, many things that were not congruent with scripture, I have discovered that usually the root of such fallacy can easily be attributed to misinterpretation of scripture due to false doctrine or what has been deemed in recent years as Frankenstein Hermaneutics where a preacher, teacher, prophet, etc. refuses to read scripture comprehensively and instead they seek to apply scripture from a “patchwork quilt” perspective where scripture is taken out of context and another erroneous meaning is applied. A great example of this is the common erroneous usage of Proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” New age gurus and even church leaders are constantly taking this scripture out of context and applying some other meaning to this scripture. Out of context this scripture is made to sound as if “whatever you think in your heart you will become” so if you think and believe that you are God (such as what the New Age Movement teaches) then you are God.  This scripture out of context is used to perpetuate the fallacy of “willing” into existence who and what you want to be which in and of itself is luciferian in nature in that it seeks to mute the will of God Almighty in favor of the will of our flesh. In context this scripture is referring to a stingy and selfish person who invites you to partake of his meal and once you take him up on his offer, he is concentrating on the cost of the food and thinking ill in his heart toward you because you took him up on his offer.  This scripture read and studied comprehensively and in correct context of scripture is warning Believers to be careful of people who say one thing with their mouths that outwardly seems honorable and generous but in their hearts they only have selfish and evil intentions. So you see this scripture has nothing to do with thinking or willing yourself in to doing or being anything!

This disturbing and deceptive misuse of scripture only exacerbates the trauma and damage that false doctrine does to the church and this “Frankenstein” approach to hermaneutics only confuses people and causes a great deal of derision and disillusionment in the church.  Much of this is as the result of the subtle infusion of New Age doctrines (I Timothy 4:1) courtesy of the fallacious, Word of Faith movement and a host of other false teachings.  This is another example as to why Believers cannot wait to be spoon-fed Scripture on Sunday mornings while never seeking to know God for themselves in Scripture. God wants us to know Him personally and intimately!  How can you know Him if we don’t read and study His Word comprehensively and completely? Or if we don’t have a quality prayer life that puts us in the face of Yahweh seeking Him passionately and sincerely on a regular basis and not just when we are in trouble?

Another horrible contributor to this deception is the church’s willingness to divorce itself from the commandments of God. God’s commandments are the laws of His kingdom. Every kingdom has laws and God’s kingdom is no different! When churches poo-poo the Old Testament by subscribing to erroneous doctrine that Jesus came to render the commandments of God null and void this jeopardizes the foundation and structure of all that The True Bride is comprised. This once again is a deception brought about by the apostate, churchianity movement that makes it, not only easy for Frankenstein Hermaneutics to exist but allows it to thrive and flourish in the pulpits of churches all over the world by perpetuating the myth of Jesus making the law void instead of Him coming to earth to fulfill the law. Everything concerning the ritual sacrifices of the Old Testament was a type and shadow of Messiah but when He came down to earth, He did so to fulfill the law not to render it void. So this erroneous teaching that tries to obliterate the laws of God by implying or blatantly professing  that those laws are obsolete, has set the foundations of anarchy and rebellion which results in nothing but lawlessness and confusion. When we understand the fullness of what Messiah’s mission was and how He successfully fulfilled His mission then we are able to have a firm foundation and structure for our lives.  The law and the Prophets is necessary for us to know and adhere to because just like the Gospel they provide structure. You can’t have one without the other. It was death to us for as long as we were without the grace of God to help us live out these commands but now that we have God’s grace and are able to actually become the Tabernacle of the Holy Spirit, we have been given the power and grace we need to abide by these commands. We have no righteousness of our own that will permit us to commit to such an undertaking without utter, abject failure but it is via the grace of God and His Holy Spirit that we are able to enter the process of sanctification and as we submit to this process we are able to conform to the image of Messiah and be transformed by the renewing of our minds which is always obedient to God’s laws, His commands.

What is the most ironic thing about this erroneous teaching is that Messiah obeyed the very laws that these false teachers, prophets and teachers would have you believe that He rendered obsolete. He performed miracles on the Sabbath but never once does He imply that it was okay for us to disregard the Sabbath. Whatever He did that seemed to have been a violation of God’s laws in the eyes of the Pharisees, was always for the edification of God’s sheep and never for vain purposes.  We need to be careful not to allow anyone to taint who we are in Yeshua by giving us aberrant and apostate doctrine. Know the Scriptures for yourself!!! Know God intimately for yourself!

The pic below is my exact sentiment, Believers are being attacked in ways that they don’t even understand. Oblivious to sound doctrine and the true mission of the church and failing to realize that The True Bride of Christ doesn’t behave like a secret society, social club or sacred clique. But most churches today because they lack the love of Messiah and the structure of His law,  are in danger of being further deceived so much so that they will believe that their eternal home will be eternity with Yeshua when it may very well be in the pit because they lack the Yeshua’s love and hunger for souls.  They don’t understand that to live Holy is a joy not a task and it is their rejection of holiness that is going to separate them from truly being saved from sin.  Satan is killing them softly and they haven’t the foggiest clue as to what is happening or why! A steady diet of television, video games, social networking, etc and very little Bible reading and a practically non-existent prayer life is nothing but a set up to be swept away and taken under by this satanic world system. They justify seeking after carnal pleasure and they find themselves doing what the world does because they think that it is their responsibility to make Yeshua look “cool” so they go clubbing, get tattoos, etc. and they yield to the same idolatrous nature that brought judgement upon the Children of Israel.   Remember, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” I Peter 4:17. Marantha!

Churchianity Deception - The Glorified Social Club Known As Church