20th of the 9th month 2014/2015
Shabbat Shalom all,
Yoḥanan Aleph/1 John 1:6 “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and are not doing the truth.”
The word used for fellowship here is the noun κοινωνία koinōnia – Strong’s G2842 which means, ‘contribution, participation, sharing’. Fellowship is determined by one’s walk as seen through one’s works, whether of darkness or of light. When we walk in the light and guard to do all we are commanded to then we have fellowship with Him, walking in the Light of His Truth, as His Torah lights our way. If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet neglect to walk in His Torah, then we are simply liars who are walking in darkness and are not ‘doing’ the Truth! Fellowship is an active contribution and participation in walking together in our Master, sharing in the clear responsibilities for guarding the Truth with our all so that together, as a Bride that is making Herself ready, has perfect fellowship with our Husband and King.
Kěpha Aleph/1Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a people for a possession, that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light”
Being called out of darkness means exactly that – called out to stay out!!! And the only way to ‘stay out’ of the darkness that we have been called out from, is to ‘stay in’ or remain in His Light! Elohim is Light and in Him there is no darkness, and Messiah came to reveal this to us, as He came as a light into the world, so that no one who believes in Him should stay in darkness (Yoḥanan/John 12:46). As we cling to Messiah and walk in Him, we need to meditate on His Torah day and night so that we may be able to keep our feet walking in the light!
Mishlĕ/Proverbs 6:23 “For the command is a lamp, and the Torah a light, and reproofs of discipline a way of life”
Anyone who rejects the Torah and commands of Elohim is in essence throwing away their lamp/torch to help them find their way through the wilderness journeys of life, as we eagerly await with great expectation the soon return of our King. In our King there is no darkness at all – and the Greek root word used here for darkness is σκοτία scotia – Strong’s G4653 meaning, ‘darkness’ and is in essence used metaphorically to describe, ‘sadness and ruin’ as well as a clear reference to describing, ‘ignorance of truth and its associated wickedness that works death’, as opposed to ‘light’ that is associated with knowledge and joy that is beneficial to life!
Today we find so many groping about in the dark as blind ones who are being led forth by the blind guides of falsified messages that have been shaped by traditions and theologies of man!
Messiah gave a very severe woe to the blind Pharisees who were leading many astray, and He called them whitewashed tombs, having the appearance of a reverence for the Truth yet lacking the true power that is revealed in the obedience to the Truth! The same is true today as we find a twisted message that is proclaiming a ‘false grace’ that has been established as something that appears real, through many vain traditions that have been handed down, yet clearly fails to line up with the Truth of the Word of Elohim that stands forever. As we consider the time of year that we find ourselves in, we can clearly see the evidence of the blind teachings of man that continues to lead people astray, shutting up the very reign of the heavens that ought to be proclaimed!
In a message tonight called, ‘APPOINTED TRUTH vs. TRADITIONAL GRACE’, I want us to look at a Chapter in Scripture that teaches us to ‘stay in the Light’ and beware of the blind guides that teach as teachings the commands of men, while clearly rejecting the commands of Elohim, and have, through their false teachings, broken the necessary yoke of the Torah from the necks of their blind followers! Please turn with me to Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 28 (Read).
This Chapter highlights the opposition of Ḥananyah, a false prophet who opposed the truth that Yirmeyahu had spoken by the Word of יהוה, and the resulting fate of those who stand opposed to the Truth!
The events of this Chapter take place at the beginning part of the reign of Tsiḏqiyahu. He was the 19th king of the House of Yehuḏah and his name – צִדְקִיָּהוּ Tsiḏqiyahu – Strong’s H6667 means, ‘Yah is righteous’. Tsiḏqiyahu was the last king of Yehuḏah, who was a wicked king that did evil in the eyes of יהוה. His name was originally Mattanyah and was changed by Neḇuḵaḏretstsar, and he reigned for 11 years. Tsiḏqiyahu rebelled against the sovereign of Baḇel, and in the 9th year of his reign the sovereign of Baḇel came against Yerushalayim and in the 11th year of his reign his sons were slaughtered before his eyes, and then his eyes were cut out and he was bound in shackles and was taken captive to Baḇelon.
This Chapter’s events take place in the 4th year of his reign. In Chapter 27 Yirmeyahu already rebuked Tsiḏqiyahu and told him to submit to the sovereign of Baḇel, serve him and live, and not listen to the false prophets who had spoken lies. He then spoke to the priests and all the people and made it clear that they should not listen to the false prophets who were saying that the vessels of the House of יהוה would be brought back soon. Before appointing Tsiḏqiyahu as sovereign, Neḇuḵaḏretstsar had taken all the treasures of the House of יהוה along with the treasure of the sovereign’s house, and he exiled all Yerushalayim, and all the officers and all the mighty brave men, all the craftsmen and smiths, the sovereign’s mother, and the sovereign’s wives, and his eunuchs, and the leading men of the land. None remained except the poorest people of the land.
False prophets were rising up saying that all that had been taken to Baḇel would be returned soon, after יהוה had made it clear that the captivity would be for 70 years. And now in the 4th year of Tsiḏqiyahu Yirmeyahu confronts Ḥananyah who was proclaiming that all would be returned within 2 years.
This is a perfect Chapter that highlights for us the clear battle we see happening in our day, where many are being led astray but a false message of an assumed hope that runs contrary to the clear appointed Truth of Scripture!
As we consider this false prophet’s name we are able to see a powerful picture of what is happening today. The name חֲנַנְיָה Ḥananyah – Strong’s H2608 means, ‘Yah has been gracious, Yah has favoured’. Truly a great name to have indeed, yet as we have seen many times in Scripture, many did not live up to the name they were given! At this point in time the remnant left in Yerushalayim were under the leadership of a wicked man that rebelled against the Word of יהוה, whose name meant ‘Yah is righteous’, and under this picture of a false leadership there was a false prophet whose name meant, ‘Yah has favoured’! This led me to see a very clear prophetic picture of what we see happening in our day, as we can clearly see from this false prophet a picture of many who are proclaiming that they are ‘under grace’ and are walking under an assumed banner that has been termed as a ‘faith righteousness’, which assumes that all one has to do is believe then you are saved, while completely rejecting the need to actually ‘walk’ in righteousness!
Deḇarim/Deuteronomy 6:25 “And it is righteousness for us when we guard to do all this command before יהוה our Elohim, as He has commanded us.”
Faith without works is dead, and here in this chapter we find a clear doctrine of falsehood that was being proclaimed to a people that wanted their ears tickled, rather than subject themselves to the clear instructions of Elohim!
Ḥananyah was the son of עַזּוּר Azzur – Strong’s H5809 which means, ‘he that assists, helpful’. This got me thinking in terms of the false prophet who was making people trust in lies, being the son of a father that means ‘helpful’. Many of the false teachers and false prophets today are speaking lies based on false traditions of the ‘fathers of modern faith’ or ‘church fathers’, when in fact the Scriptures tell us that in the last days we will come and acknowledge that our father’s inherited lies! So what is it then, the traditions of our fathers or the Truth? That is the clear choice we are facing today, and we who have been called out of the darkness of lies and vain traditions and are walking in the Light of The Truth can boldly praise our Mighty Elohim who has caused us to see and hear as we should and proclaim His coming reign that has, by much falsehood and empty traditions, been shut up from those who are being led astray into trusting in lies, as they listen to false teachers who are getting their help from the lies of the fathers.
Ḥananyah was from גִּבְעוֹן Giḇon – Strong’s H1391 which means, ‘hill city’. Giḇon was a Lĕwitical city in Binyamin (Yehoshua/Joshua 21:17), that in itself carries for us an interesting history.
From this place we can see both a history of deceit as well as a history of wisdom being given by יהוה. Remember the Giḇonites from Yehoshua/Joshua 9? They were the ones who pretended to be from a far off land and through deceit made covenant with Yehoshua and Yisra’ĕl so as not to be completely destroyed for being one of the nations in the Promised Land that was to be destroyed! Yisra’ĕl believed the deceit of the men of Giḇon, and did not consult יהוה on the matter, and made peace with them and made a covenant with them to let them live. After finding out that they had been deceived, Yisra’ĕl made the Giḇonites woodcutters and drawers of water for the House of Elohim. I did a message called ‘BEWARE OF THE GIḆONITES!’ in 2010 which you will be able to find on our site under ‘sermons 2010’ or from the following link:
Giḇon was also the place where יהוה appeared to Shelomoh:
Melaḵim Aleph/1 Kings 3:5 “At Giḇon יהוה appeared to Shelomoh in a dream by night, and Elohim said, “Ask what I should give you.”
It was here that Shelomoh received the wisdom of Elohim! So what we have here is a place that can, in many ways, represent for us a place of deception or a place of great wisdom, or a mix of both with is a very dangerous thing indeed! This location being that from which Ḥananyah comes further equips the clear lesson for us through these events, in warning us against deception that twists the wisdom of the truth. There is another man in Scripture whose name was also Ḥananyah, and he was the husband of Shappirah – remember them? In Ma’asei/Acts 5 we are given the account of how this couple lied and through deception tried to gain favour with the assembly. Ḥananyah is translated as Ananias in many translations from the Greek Ἀνανίας Ananias – Strong’s G367 which is of Hebrew origin – of course!!! Here was a man who had been ‘graciously given by Yah’ – in other words he had been freely given by Yah. By the favour of יהוה, he had possessions he could sell:
Deḇarim/Deuteronomy 8:18 “But you shall remember יהוה your Elohim, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, in order to establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is today.”
A man who had been favoured with the ability to get wealth in order to establish the Covenant which יהוה had sworn to our fathers and you would think that with all that was happening in the body at this time that Ḥananyah would give freely and generously in return! Sadly we see that he gave with ulterior motives, revealing the true character of his heart! He kept back from the price and did not give all, as they claimed they had!
For more on this Ḥananyah and Shappirah his wife, please see the sermon notes of a message I gave in 2012 called, ‘OK WE’RE MARRIED – NOW WHAT?’ from our site under the ‘sermons 2012’ menu or from the following link:
Why I am highlighting this for you tonight, in regards to this false prophet, is to show you another example of those who assume an identity of ‘being under grace’ that supposedly gives them a right to do as they please and neglect the Torah that is meant to be written upon our hearts! People who mix the Truth and wisdom of the Word with the deceitfulness of man and assume to lay claim to having a right to an inheritance with Elohim, when in fact by their clear disregard shown for His Torah, shall be destroyed for their lawlessness! They are people who think that they know Elohim and His Word, yet will be rejected as having never been known by Him!
Yirmeyahu – יִרְמְיָהוּ H3414 means, ‘Yahweh has appointed/Yah loosens, Yah will rise, Yah will raise up and appoint’.
As we consider the life of Yirmeyahu may we be encouraged to speak and do according the Perfect Torah of Freedom!
Yirmeyahu pictures for us those who are steadfast in guarding to do that which יהוה has appointed, always ready to give an answer for the hope we have in Messiah, while boldly proclaiming the Truth without compromise and living according to the clear Torah of Elohim, as a bright light before many who are darkened by the deceit of lies and vain traditions of man!
Yirmeyahu confronted this false grace prophet and in front of all said, aměn! In other words he stood up in front of all that had been listening to Ḥananyah’s lies and said ‘so be it!’ Let יהוה do everything you have said and bring back all the exiles from Baḇel to this place – let יהוה establish the words you have spoken… yet only hear what I have to say! Yirmeyahu was not against the Truth that יהוה would indeed bring back the exiles, but he was against a false prophet who twisted the truth and the details therein! Think about this for a moment… this false grace prophet gets up and tells all that everything will be restored within 2 years… pretty encouraging news after having seen many go into captivity 4 years before this. And then the true prophet of Elohim, the one whom יהוה had appointed, comes and basically says in the hearing of all that a test of a true prophet is in the details. Yirmeyahu challenged the words of Ḥananyah, and while he did not disagree with the fact that יהוה would indeed deliver the exiles from captivity, he simply did not agree with the time frame proclaimed by this false prophet! A very bold and courageous stand to make at this point in their history before all who would have preferred the words of the false prophet as opposed to the clear Truth of Elohim. We must be encouraged by the actions of Yirmeyahu here, and do the same today and not be afraid to speak up and speak against those who are proclaiming falsehood and the twisted lies of a falsified grace message that teaches the nullification of the Torah! Deliverance would not come within two years as יהוה had made it clear that their captivity would be 70 years! Deliverance was not yet complete for the House of Yehuḏah, so to speak, and the exiles had to still work out their deliverance until the appointed time of their return would come! Many false messages that have gone out today teach a ridiculous ear tickling message that once you have been saved and given your life to Messiah you are always saved and everything has been done for you, so no matter what you do, in Messiah you are fine and do not need to follow the Torah in order to live out the saved life you now have! This is a twisted lie and a blasphemy against the Truth! We are to ‘work out our deliverance with fear and trembling’ – that is to say that we are to guard to do all that יהוה has commanded us to do and make sure that we hear and do and not just be hearers only!
Ḥananyah added to the words of Elohim, which is a very dangerous thing to do, and here Ḥananyah was using his own desires in a deceitful way in order to promote a ‘false grace’ message – the exact same thing that is happening today under the banner of Christianity that is holding fast to the doctrines of the church fathers while rejecting the Torah of Elohim! This false prophet went and took the yoke off of Yirmeyahu’s neck and proclaimed that יהוה would break the yoke of captivity within 2 years. The false grace message being taught today does the same thing – declaring that the yoke of the Torah has been broken from our necks and at the same time they claim that the writings of the prophets have already come to pass and therefore no longer has any application in our lives today! This is a false teaching of man, and what amazes me is how these false teachers love to grab hold of the blessings that are contained within the writings of the prophets, picking out selective verses that tickle their ears, while neglecting to take heed of the warnings against apostasy contained therein.
After Ḥananyah did this, יהוה told Yirmeyahu to go back and speak to this false prophet and tells him that while he had broken this yoke of wood, he would make yokes of iron instead. By breaking off the yoke that is of יהוה, Ḥananyah would be making a heavier yoke… one of iron! This is exactly what vain tradition and lies, and the dogmas of man does – it makes a heavier yoke, under the falsified banner of an assumed freedom! By the time Messiah came in the flesh there had been so man man-made laws that had been imposed on believers that it became practically impossible to follow the way being taught under falsehood!
Rabbinic laws pertaining to Sabbath alone had become too much to bear, from having around 7 clear instructions regarding the Sabbath from the Word of Elohim to an imposing of over 2000 man-made laws in regards to the Rabbinic ways of Sabbath-keeping!!! This is certainly a picture of an ‘iron yoke’, being much heavier, than a wooden yoke. Messiah came to break this heavy yoke and burden of man-made laws and vain traditions that neglected the Torah and told us to once again take up His easy yoke – that of His Torah that leads and guides us.
Christianity did the same thing – they broke the easy yoke of the Torah of Elohim and made a heavier yoke of iron through the formalisation of an ancient pagan-rooted sun worship system that was legalised and constructed in deceit by the mixing of the truth with falsified traditions and teachings of man, from which came the catechisms that prescribed the manner of worship that was to be followed with the clear disregard for Torah observance!
Most churches today have so many ‘by-laws’ it is ridiculous, while they have clearly broken the yoke of the Torah of Elohim!
And sadly we find so many people being misled and misguided by this terrible heavy yoke of falsehood that binds people to hold fast to the traditions passed down in error while neglecting the need to study and walk in the Torah of Elohim!
Yirmeyahu confronts Ḥananyah very openly and rebukes him severely and tells him that he had made this people trust in falsehood, and that he was going to die as a result of his teaching of apostasy against יהוה. He was a false witness, and we are told in:
Mishlĕ/Proverbs 19:9 “A false witness does not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies perishes.”
The warning given in Scripture is very clear – Beware of speaking falsehood and making people feel at ease in their sin, under a misrepresented grace message!
The Hebrew root word translated as ‘lying’ is שֶׁקֶר sheqer – Strong’s H8267 which means, ‘deception, disappointment, falsehood, lies’, and comes from the root verb שָׁקַר shaqar – Strong’s H8266 which means, ‘to do or deal falsely, lie’.
Ěḵah/Lamentations 2:14 “Your prophets have seen falsehood and folly for you, and have not shown you your crookedness, to turn back your captivity. But their visions for you are false and misleading messages.”
Through the false and misleading messages we see how so many have actually begun to teach themselves to speak falsehood; a falsehood that has been so ingrained in them, and we see this in Yirmeyahu’s day too as we see in:
Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 9:5-6 “And everyone deceives his neighbour, and no one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongue to speak falsehood, and have wearied themselves to crook. 6 “You live in the midst of deceit; through deceit they have refused to know Me,” declares יהוה.”
Here can we see it being said very clearly – that they had taught their tongue to speak falsehood! The Hebrew word translated as ‘taught’ is לָמַד lamaḏ – Strong’s H3925 which carries the meaning, ‘to exercise in, learn, instruct, teach, train’, and the Hebrew word translated as ‘falsehood’ is שֶׁקֶר sheqer – Strong’s H8267 which means, ‘deception, disappointment, falsehood, lies’. These people had actually ‘taught’ themselves, that is to ‘exercise themselves and be trained in’, falsehood and lies!!! This is pretty much the state of the church and Christianity today – teaching, instructing and training people in deception and falsehood! Think about it for a moment, with all its wrong theologies and twisted systems most of us were brought us being taught to speak false names and foreign titles and recite stories that do not line up with the clear details of the Word, and so were taught to speak falsehood. SO much so that so many adults today refuse to let go of the falsehood they were taught as children under the misguided teachings of handed down lies!
Many today are ‘teaching their tongues to speak falsehood’ as they go and buy many books, DVD’s and devotionals of many modern false grace teachers and will spend hours at home going through these teachings that are simply teaching people to trust in falsehood and have a tongue of falsehood, while clearly rejecting the need to meditate on the clear and easy yoke of the Torah of Elohim, and so they have in many ways allowed the yoke of Truth to be broken off by false grace teachers while taking up the heavier yoke of vain traditions and the falsified dogmas and corrupted theologies of man.
This is why so many act falsely – rendering themselves as not true people of Elohim, for the people of Elohim do not act falsely:
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 63:8: “And He said, “They are My people, children who do not act falsely.” And He became their Saviour.”
Under the misguided teachings of falsehood and lies, the sure result is that there will be a people who speak and do that which they are taught, while those who are true hearers and doers of the truth, and sit and learn at the feet of the Master, shall speak and do what He teaches through His Living Word!
The result of Ḥananyah making people trust in lies was the decree of death! יהוה made it clear that he would be removed from the face of the earth! He would have NO inheritance in the promises of Elohim!
Mishlĕ/Proverbs 2:21-21 “For the straight shall dwell in the earth, and the perfect be left in it; 22 but the wrong shall be cut off from the earth, and the treacherous ones plucked out of it.”
He would die because he had spoken ‘apostasy’ against יהוה, and the Hebrew word for ‘apsotasy’ is סָרָה ‘sarah’ – Strong’s H5627 which means, ‘rebellion, turning aside, apostasy, withdrawal, revolt, rejection’. This sounds exactly the same as the name of Aḇraham’s wife, yet does not carry the same meaning! The word used for apostasy – ‘sarah’ is spelt with a סָ ‘samek’, רָ ‘resh’ and ה ‘hey’; while ‘Sarah’, Aḇraham’s wife, is spelt with a שָׂ ‘Sin’, רָ ‘resh’ and ה ‘hey’; and carries the opposite picture to an apostate Bride, as the wife of Aḇraham’s name שָׂרָה ‘Sarah’ – Strong’s H8283 means ‘princess or noble woman’; which is the feminine of the word שַׂר sar – Strong’s H8269 which means, ‘prince, captain, chieftain, ruler’!
Yisra’ĕl’ – יִשְׂרָאֵל Yisra’ĕl – Strong’s H3478 which means, ‘he who prevails, overcomes with El’, comes from the primitive root words, אֵל el – Strong’s H410 which means, ‘Mighty, power, shortened form of Elohim – Mighty One’ and the root word verb שָׂרָה sarah – Strong’s H8280 which means, ‘to persist, exert oneself, persevere, wrestle, contend’, is spelt the same as the name of Aḇraham’s wife. יִשְׂרָאֵל Yisra’ĕl – could also be understood as those who rule with El, as princes! We are a royal priesthood and in a manner of speaking with Aḇraham as our “father in the faith” we are also children of Sarah the ‘princess’ and so are also ‘princes’ in the Kingdom of our King, and we who overcome shall rule with Him!
Apostasy means ‘a renunciation of one’s belief and an abandonment to loyalty’ – and this is exactly what Yehuḏah had done, and we get our English word ‘apostasy’ from the Greek word ἀποστασία apostasia – Strong’s G646, and is translated as a ‘falling away’ in reference to how many will abandon their faith and belief in the Truth before the man of lawlessness is revealed:
Tas’loniqim Bět/2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no one deceive you in any way, because the falling away is to come first, and the man of lawlessness is to be revealed, the son of destruction,”
In Yeshayahu יהוה appeals to an apostate Yehuḏah, saying:
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 1:5 “Why should you be beaten anymore? You continue in apostasy! All the head is sick, and all the heart faints.”
There is a clear play on words here, by the use of סָרָה ‘sarah’ – Strong’s H5627 which means, ‘rebellion, turning aside, apostasy, withdrawal, revolt, rejection’, and as they were to look into the mirror of His Word, He would show them how they are not what they ought to be, but were rather the opposite and had become a disobedient and rebellious wife that was sick from head to toe – not the picture of a princess or noble woman and Bride of יהוה. Yehuḏah looked like the adulterous whore and not a faithful Bride – and while so many today claim to be the bride – through the mirror of the Word of Truth they will be found out to be nothing more than an adulterous and dressed up whore!!!
In verse 14 of Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 28 we see that Ḥananyah died in the 7th month of that same year. He was confronted in the 5th month and died in the 7th!!! I find this picture very interesting indeed, when looking at it on a prophetic level in terms of end times. The 7th month as we know is the month where we keep the Feasts of Yom Teruah (Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Atonement) and Sukkot (Tabernacles). We also know that it is in this 7th month that the sounding of the trumpets will begin and the seals will be opened, as described in Ḥazon/Revelation. The trumpets will begin on Yom Teruah, the day of the awakening blast and then there will be 10 days of intense wrath being poured out. On Yom Kippur 10 days later יהושע Messiah will come out of the Most Set-Apart Place and take off His priestly garments and come dressed as our King, in order to tred the winepress in His wrath and separate the sheep from the goats! After which He will gather His Bride from the four corners of the earth and take Her to Yerushalayim for the Feast of Sukkot where He will dwell with us forever and His reign be firmly established here on earth!
I submit to you, that according to the clear teachings of the Appointed Times of Elohim, that it is most likely that Ḥananyah died anywhere between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur, revealing to us that this highlights the time when the books in the heavens are closed and those who have not repented for their apostasy will be destroyed and not inherit the promises of the kingdom reign with our Master, for the darnel will be separated from the wheat!
The false grace message will be utterly destroyed, as this DAY of יהוה will come upon those who follow such rubbish, like a thief in the night, for they are not being watchful and awake in the Word! Those who cause others to stumble in the Word through vain and false traditions will be severely punished and Messiah says that it would be better for them that a millstone be hung around their neck, and that they be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Those who wish to ‘break off’ the easy yoke of the Torah of our Master will find themselves making a heavier yoke for themselves – a yoke that will lead them to destruction, while we who take up the easy yoke of our Master and walk in His Torah that lights our path will be led to everlasting life, as long as we stay in Him and ‘stay yoked’ in His Word!
APPOINTED TRUTH vs. TRADITIONAL GRACE – this is the clear battle that rages on in our day, as it did back in Yirmeyahu’s day! What are you putting your trust in? The Appointed Truth of the Torah of Elohim or falsified traditions handed down by liars and disguised through deceit as truth, a falsified truth that will be revealed as simply being a whitewashed tomb where no Torah resides in the heart of man!
As we are in a time of year where the world is running after vain traditions of man and causing many to trust in its falsehood and claim it to be a picture of the grace of our Master, will you like Yirmeyahu stand up and speak the Truth and proclaim the reign of the heavens! Will you teach others to take up the easy yoke of our Master, or do you find yourself at times being tickled with falsified grace messages that cause you to loosen the needed and called for obedience in set-apartness from your neck, in the hope of an assumed deliverance that will not come to those who walk in compromise and lawlessness! No matter how hard the times may seem or even become, stand firm in the hope we have in our Master, for hope shall not disappoint the faithful. False and deceitful messages – beware of them and beware of putting trust in falsehood! The way to do that is to stand firm in our Master and be watchful, sober and alert, studying and meditating on His Torah day and night, always ready to reprove the fruitless works of darkness!
Eph’siyim/Ephesians 5:11 “And have no fellowship with the fruitless works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
Titos/Titus 2:11-15 “For the saving Gift of Elohim has appeared to all men, 12 instructing us to renounce wickedness and worldly lusts, and to live sensibly, righteously, and reverently in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed expectation and esteemed appearance of the great Elohim and our Saviour יהושע Messiah, 14 who gave Himself for us, to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a people, His own possession, ardent for good works. 15 Speak these matters, urge, and reprove with all authority. Let no one despise you.”
His ‘favour/grace ’ teaches us to say no to lawlessness and teaches us to guard His commands and bind them to our hands and heads, that is, bind them to our actions and our thoughts, and not to loosen them from our lives! The false traditionally taught grace breaks and strips off the need for Torah observance from one’s neck while imposing a heavier yoke of empty traditions and adulterous theologies which many are sadly lending their ear to instead of hearing, guarding and doing the Truth!
APPOINTED TRUTH vs. TRADITIONAL GRACE – the fight is on – will you stand and fight the good fight of faith, for יהוה has appointed you for such a time as this!!!
יהוה bless you and guard you; יהוה make His face shine upon you and show you favour; יהוה lift up His face to you and give you Shalom!