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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!