For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 2 Timothy 4:3-4
I remember sitting on the living room floor and my father telling my mom that we needed to start attending church. I was about 5 years old. My mother was raised Roman Catholic so that was the only option for her. We attended a Catholic Church for several years after that, where my father was confirmed and I received first communion. My father did a lot of work in the church and I remember the priest dropping off a 1/2 gallon of Canadian Club whiskey as a gift of appreciation for my father. He didn’t really drink, so that sat around for a long time, and I think we ended up giving it to my uncle. My father had grown up involved in the Pentecostal church, so we eventually started attending an Assembly of God church. My mother was studying and learning about God. Growing up in the Roman Catholic Church in the 1940’s, she was not encouraged to read the Bible by the church. A turning point happened for her one night when she asked God if she should quit smoking, and immediately our dog got sprayed by a skunk. My mother took that as a yes, and went from 2-3 packs a day to never smoking again in her life. My father was returning to a path he had started on, and for my mother it was all new.
There was a big effort by my parents to be involved in the churches we attended. They provided the music for two and my father was a deacon in one. There always seemed to be conflict and division in theses churches we attended. Usually there was a building project in every church that didn’t end well. I remember in one church, people were remortgaging their homes to build a bigger church, when the church we had was not what you would call overflowing into the streets. At another church, the building project was a large gymnasium. There was a catered roast beef supper at a fancy hall that we attended. My parents had no idea that they were going to a fund raiser or that there was someone planted at each table to put the pressure on members to give to the building project. They were not just looking for an extra hundred bucks either. The pastor there built the gym and eventually ended up going to jail for mishandling funds, among other things.
I moved away and started attending church in my new country. I married and had children. My wife and I were always involved in a church to some capacity. It seemed to mirror the experiences my parents had. Although we were involved with many good people, there always seemed to be conflict and decisiveness. At times, I was caught up in the drama and took part in it. Eventually I tried to remove myself from all the conflict so I could see if it existed without my help. It was still there, and plentiful. Many church people were lying, abusive, manipulative and deceitful, and I am talking about leadership. I always knew that this was not the way Christians should act, and I always knew the Creator was not like this, nor did He condone it. Many times we would hear, “don’t ever expect to find a perfect church” and “church is for sick people”. Neither myself or my parents were ever looking for a perfect church, we just were looking for a church where people acted at least as good as the non-church people in our life did.
After a few years there was one or more crises in my life, and I was ready to abandon religion all together. Even though I always knew the Creator God was real and interacted with me on a personal level, I found no help from church leadership, actually hindrance. Only friends, some family, and the Creator were there for me. To be fair, most probably did not know I was somewhat unstable. The Creator caused me to study like I never had before and started showing me things through His word. I read volumes of books from Christian writers who were alive in the first five centuries, and I started realizing why we have come to the place we are at in the contemporary church. Call it a conspiracy or prophecy, the result is the same. So in a sense, I did finally abandon religion, but never Yahweh, the Creator, or his son Jesus, also called Yeshua, or Yahusha depending on the language preference. There really isn’t a translation for the Father’s name, nor a positively known pronunciation. It is simply יהוה in the Hebrew Scriptures. I use Yahweh because it is widely accepted and I believe Yahuah is also a good representation. The terms Lord and God are so generic, when using them they have to be defined now- like what God are you talking about? Are you talking about the Creator spoken of in scripture, or a new lawless god? Perhaps he is the god of the light or Kabbalah, possibly from the mystery religions or the lodge?
The first impression that was made on me was by the works of Eusebius. The events he recorded in the fourth century were incredible. The martyrs of the believers, stories of Polycarp and James in the early church that I had never heard before. Augustine also wrote volumes and delved into philosophy, but there were many lost truths about the Old Testament writings that he brings out in Confessions and The City of God. The letters of Augustine are enlightening as well, especially where he keeps asking Jerome questions. They show the transition of the early church from the ways Jesus and the apostles taught, to a political, pagan, war machine. Cyprian was a third century African Bishop that had many writings as to what was happening around his area concerning the church that are also great to read. My view of Christianity changed over a couple years to the point where I would not even read anything from Christian authors that was written after the 18th century. I am still very selective.
It was the writings of the early fathers that really made me interested in the twelve tribes of Israel, all the Old Testement prophecies and how they would unfold. These writings make some contemporary sources seem like kindergarten material. With the help of these commentaries the scripture came a live more than ever before. I had to read the Bible over and over, and finally I realized that the Old Testament was not about Jews or the modern day state of Israel. They may play a part, but the prophecies are much bigger. I realized that Israel, that is the descendants of Jacob, were abandoned by Yahweh for disobedience, but He promises to regather them in the future and all the peoples that they have mixed with. Once I started understanding Deuteronomy and the books of Kings, I realized Christianity today has gone down the same road Israel did before Yahweh divorced and scattered them. They use symbols of other gods to worship Him, and ignore His commandments against Idolatry, sexual immorality, witchcraft and sorcery. It started down this path in the first century. They tried to correct things during the reformation, but were unsuccessful.
The next phase of my personal reformation was learning about the feast days of Yahweh. Those are the festivals that are supposedly for “the Jews”. That is a lie. Those days are for us, today. They are His special days. We have traded them for holy days of the nations starting in the third century and say we are celebrating them in the name of God or Jesus. This is the same thing as Aaron did with the golden calf event and Jeroboam also did with his idols and holidays. It is clear as it can be if your eyes are open. The same symbols and calendar days are celebrated for these demonic deities, principalities and rulers.
It was at this point in my life I started looking at what other people were doing, how they were leaving the mega churches in droves to be “Torah pursuant”. I am still looking at this and think it is prophetic, even though there are aspects of this movement that can lead a person into Kabbalah, Judaism or teachings of the Talmud. I guess it is no different than the church leading a person into idolatry, witchcraft or new age theosophy.
Once I realized the commandments were still relevant, and started paying more attention, things started to come together. The Sabbaths and the feasts are very good. We have celebrated Passover two years now and are still learning. I also realized that many people in the whole world are being brought to this understanding. There are no leaders of the movement, no constitutions or bylaws, only people coming to a similar understanding as I did. The statement of faith is the Word. I am glad that I was not looking at these things in the beginning, because then I would question if it was just a fad or something real. It’s as if a whole group of people woke up one day at the same time. Well maybe they did.
The following prophecy has not happened in full yet. The entire House of Israel was scattered, and mixed into the nations, completely lost genetically.
Deu 30:1 “And then when all of these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse that I have set before you and you call them to mind among the nations there where Yahweh your God has scattered you,
Deu 30:2 and you return to Yahweh and you listen to his voice according to all that I am commanding you today, both you and your children, with all your heart and with all your inner self,
Deu 30:3 and Yahweh your God will restore your fortunes, and he will have compassion upon you, and he will again gather you together from all the peoples where Yahweh your God scattered you there.
Deu 30:4 “Even if you are outcasts at the end of the heavens, even from there Yahweh your God shall gather you, and from there he shall bring you back.
Deu 30:5 And Yahweh your God will bring you to the land that your ancestors had taken possession of, and he will make you successful, and he will make you more numerous than your ancestors.
Deu 30:6 “And Yahweh your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring to love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your inner self so that you may live.
Deu 30:7 And Yahweh your God will put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, on those who harassed you.
Deu 30:8 And you will again listen to the voice of Yahweh, and you will do all his commandments that I am commanding you today.
Deu 30:9 And Yahweh your God will make you prosperous in all your undertakings, and in the fruit of your livestock and in the fruit of your ground abundantly, for Yahweh will again rejoice over you, just as he rejoiced over your ancestors.
Deu 30:10 He will do this if you listen to the voice of Yahweh your God by keeping his commandment and his statutes written in the scroll of this law and if you return to Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your inner self.
The prophet Jeremiah speaks of a time when people will realize they have inherited nothing but lies and idolatry.
Jer 16:14 Therefore look, days are coming,’ declares Yahweh, ‘and it will no longer be said, “As Yahweh lives, who led up the Israelites from the land of Egypt,”
Jer 16:15 but only “As Yahweh lives, who led up the Israelites from the land of the north, and from all the lands where he had driven them,” for I will bring them back to their ground that I gave to their ancestors.
Jer 16:16 Look, I am sending for many fishermen,’ declares Yahweh, ‘and they will fish them out, and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and from the clefts of the cliffs.
Jer 16:17 For my eyes are on all their ways, they are not hidden from before me, and their iniquity is not concealed from before my eyes.
Jer 16:18 And I will first doubly repay their iniquity and their sin because of their profaning my land with the dead bodies of their abhorrences, and with their abominations they have filled up my inheritance.'”
Jer 16:19 O Yahweh, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth, and they will say, “Our ancestors have inherited only lies, vanity, and there is no profit in them.
Jer 16:20 Can a human make for himself gods? Yet they are not gods!”
Jer 16:21 “Therefore look, I am about to let them know, this time I am going to let them know my power and my might, and they will know that my name is Yahweh.”
We know this is a future event because it will be so great that people will no longer talk about the exodus from Egypt. We are still talking about that. There is also a prophecy that Ezekiel had where Yahweh told him to lie on his side, a day for every year God was going to curse the House of Israel.
Eze 4:4 And you, lie down on your left side, and you must put the guilt of the house of Israel on it. You will carry their guilt the number of days that you will lie on it.
Eze 4:5 And I will give to you the years of their guilt according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days, and you must bear the guilt of the house of Israel.
Eze 4:6 When you have completed these, then you must lie a second time on your right side; and you must bear the guilt of the house of Judah forty days, a day for each year, a day for each year I give it to you.
The House of Israel was given a sentence of 390 years where the House of Judah was given 40 years. The House of Israel was the northern kingdom and they never came back to Yahweh and dispersed into the nations. Yahweh indicates if they would not repent the curse would be multiplied by sevenfold.
Lev 26:14 “But if you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments,
Lev 26:15 if you spurn my statutes, and if your soul abhors my rules, so that you will not do all my commandments, but break my covenant,
Lev 26:16 then I will do this to you: I will visit you with panic, with wasting disease and fever that consume the eyes and make the heart ache. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
Lev 26:17 I will set my face against you, and you shall be struck down before your enemies. Those who hate you shall rule over you, and you shall flee when none pursues you.
Lev 26:18 And if in spite of this you will not listen to me, then I will discipline you again sevenfold for your sins,
Lev 26:19 and I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.
The House of Israel’s curse told to Ezekiel was 390 years. The theory is that because they never returned to obeying Yahweh, the 390 years has to be multiplied by seven due to Leviticus 26:18. Assyria captured the Northern kingdom around 722 BC, so add 390 x 7 and you land in the year 2008. The curse shown to Ezekiel ended roughly in 2008. It was in that time frame that people started coming back to following the commandments of Yahweh. I received the call and many others did also. Now the movement is growing. It has been mainly organic in the sense that it is happening all over the world, even though it does not carry a popular message.
Jer 3:6 Then Yahweh said to me in the days of Josiah, the king, “Have you seen what apostate Israel has done? She has gone on every high hill and under every leafy tree and she has prostituted herself there.
Jer 3:7 And I thought, ‘After her doing all these things to me she will return,’ but she did not return. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
Jer 3:8 And I saw that for this very reason, that on account of apostate Israel committing adultery I divorced her and gave the letter of divorce to her. Yet her treacherous sister Judah was not afraid and she went and prostituted herself also.
Jer 3:9 And it was because of the frivolity of her fornication that she defiled the land and committed adultery with the stone and with the tree.
Jer 3:10 Yet even in all this her treacherous sister Judah did not return to me with all her heart, but only in pretense,” declares Yahweh.
Jer 3:11 Then Yahweh said to me, “Apostate Israel has proved herself more upright than treacherous Judah.
Jer 3:12 Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, ‘Return, apostate Israel,’ declares Yahweh. ‘I will not cause my anger to fall on you. For I am loyal,’ declares Yahweh. ‘I will not be angry forever.
Jer 3:13 Only acknowledge your guilt, that against Yahweh your God you have rebelled, and have scattered your ways to the strangers under every leafy tree, and you have not obeyed my voice,’ declares Yahweh.”
Jer 3:14 “Return, apostate children,” declares Yahweh. “For I am your master, and I will take you one from a city and two from a clan, and I will bring you to Zion.
Jer 3:15 Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart and they will feed you knowledge and insight.
Jer 3:16 And it will be when you have multiplied and become fruitful in the land in those days,” declares Yahweh, “they will no longer say, ‘The ark of the covenant of Yahweh.’ And it will not come to mind, nor will they remember it, nor will they miss it, nor will it be made again.
Jer 3:17 At that time they will call Jerusalem ‘The Throne of Yahweh,’ and all the nations will be gathered to it, to the name of Yahweh, to Jerusalem, and they will no longer go after the stubbornness of their evil heart.
Jer 3:18 In those days the house of Judah will walk along with the house of Israel and they will come together from the land of the north to the land that I gave as an inheritance to your ancestors.
Jer 3:19 Then I thought, ‘How I would set you among the children, and I would give you a land of desire, an inheritance of the glory of the hosts of nations.’ And I thought, ‘You would call me, “My father,” and you would not turn back from behind me.’
Jer 3:20 However, as a wife departs treacherously from her lover, so you have dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel,” declares Yahweh.
Jer 3:21 “A voice is heard on the barren heights, the weeping of the pleas for mercy of the children of Israel, because they have perverted their way, they have forgotten Yahweh their God.
Jer 3:22 Return, O apostate children, I will heal your backsliding. ‘Look, we come to you, for you are Yahweh our God.
Jer 3:23 Surely, an illusion comes from the hills, the turmoil on the mountains. Surely, in Yahweh our God is the salvation of Israel.
Jer 3:24 But the shameful thing has devoured the labor of our ancestors from our youth, their flocks, and their cattle, their sons and their daughters.
Jer 3:25 Let us lie down in our shame, and let our disgrace cover us. For against Yahweh our God we have sinned, we and our ancestors, from our youth and until this day. and we have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh our God.’
At a time leaders like Andy Stanley are saying we need to “unhitch” ourselves from the Old Testament; however, I am saying it is actually quite the opposite, The secret to living to the fullest is actually doing what Yahweh said to do. The scriptures are twisted by men to allow men to follow their own lusts and imaginations. Take a look around, look close in the churches; How is it working out? I am a “measure by results” type of person, and things are pitiful in my opinion. You are a spiritual descendant of Abraham through Jesus the Messiah. That means all these scriptures about gathering, obedience and someday living in the land, apply to you.
Rom 9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh.
Rom 9:4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.
Rom 9:5 To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.
Rom 9:6 But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel,
Rom 9:7 and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.”
Here is a picture of a fake Jesus:
I would not attend this church. Putting a man-made decree as a stipulation to be a follower of Jesus, even if this is in jest, is offensive. We don’t make an image of the real Jesus, but this is what is said by the real Jesus:
Mat 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Mat 7:22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’
Mat 7:23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
Here is another one:
If you want to wear a mask, or require others to, that’s one thing, but don’t tie it to scripture as if this new fad somehow defines a person‘s salvation.
Having spent a lifetime in organized religion, “being in God’s will” or “what is God’s will in my life?” were popular subjects. How can someone be in God’s will and break His commandments? It seems simple, but that was never presented as a possibility. What has the will of the father always been but to follow the commandments and do what He said to do? If you are wondering what God’s will is for your life, start with His commandments and the details will work themselves out. After all, what else matters?
Mat 19:16 And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?”
Mat 19:17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.”
Mat 19:18 He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,
Mat 19:19 Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Mat 19:20 The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?”
Mat 19:21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
Jesus knew that this young man didn’t keep the commandments. In a fragment of the gospel of the Hebrews, preserved in the writings of Jerome, there is another line in the story. “But the rich man began to scratch his head, and it pleased him not. And the Lord said unto him: How sayest though: I have kept the law and the prophets? For it is written in the law: Though shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, and lo, many of thy brethren, sons of Abraham, are clad in filth, dying for hunger, and thine house is full of many good things, and nought at all goeth out of it unto them.“
Here is another interesting picture. Is it out of ignorance, plain deception, or a devious conspiracy? I don’t know, but it is poor imagery. The Washington monument is the highest obelisk in the world. It is a phallic symbol relating to sun worship. The people who put this monument in Washington knew what it is and the god it represents. A fun fact is that it’s base is 55.5 feet (666 inches) square and its height is 555 feet (6660 inches). Put a cross atop of an obelisk and there is your typical church steeple.
Yahweh hates Ashera poles and obelisks. Israel was divorced for harlotry with other gods and the church has carried on the tradition. These are part of Babylonian mystery religions. In this picture, thousands of Christians are gathered under the obelisk to pray to whom? Yahweh hates stone pillars. Do these folks think Yahweh recently started liking stone pillars?
Deu 16:21 You shall not plant for yourselves an Asherah pole beside the altar of Yahweh your God that you make for yourselves.
Deu 16:22 And you shall not set up for yourselves a stone pillar, a thing that Yahweh your God hates.
Pro 28:9 If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.
Is this what the Apostle John was seeing when he wrote down the visions in Revelation?
Rev 18:4 Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;
Rev 18:5 for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
Jeremiah has a warning as well:
Jer 51:44 And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and take out of his mouth what he has swallowed. The nations shall no longer flow to him; the wall of Babylon has fallen.
Jer 51:45 “Go out of the midst of her, my people! Let every one save his life from the fierce anger of the LORD!
Jer 51:46 Let not your heart faint, and be not fearful at the report heard in the land, when a report comes in one year and afterward a report in another year, and violence is in the land, and ruler is against ruler.
Jer 51:47 “Therefore, behold, the days are coming when I will punish the images of Babylon; her whole land shall be put to shame, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
This is where I have arrived in my life. It is amazing to me that while I was wrestling with Yahweh, thousands of other people in the world were coming to some of the same truths. I appreciate the people who have liked my blogs and my Facebook page. I have had people contact me from as far away as West Africa and India to encourage me.
I named the blog Hear the Matter from Proverbs 18:13, “If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame”. I write the things I write to challenge the reader to search these matters out for themselves. There are very few in my life who have any interest concerning these things, but I find some people to converse with, with the aid of the internet. Do not rely on other people to do the hard work. My experience is that people have been taught not to question so called church authority, and they accept everything that is said to them from leadership, yet Paul says:
Php 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,
Php 2:13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
1Jn 2:26 I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.
1Jn 2:27 But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.
Below is a link to a map that people who have returned to Yahuah have added their names to from the “ four corners of the Earth”