The Burden of Yahuah

By this we know that we love the children of God: whenever we love God and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God: that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome

1 John 5:2–3 (LEB)

People have reminded me at times that teachers and instructors will be held accountable and maybe I should not speak about the things that I do. It is true I do not want to put myself in this position, and I definitely do not consider myself a teacher or instructor. I am a guy that pays for a website to ask in a public forum, “Hey! Yahuah said not to do that, so why are we doing it?”. I am simply saying we need to reconsider what we have been taught because Yahuah told us He would send people our way to deceive us just to see if we cared enough to study His word. When we look at the words that came from the Creator’s mouth, through His Holy Spirit, it appears there have been many people that have convinced God’s people to do what He specifically told us not to do.

James 3:1–2 (LEB)

3 Not many should become teachers, my brothers, because you* know that we will receive a greater judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect individual, able to hold in check his whole body also.

What would be thought of a person who saw a fire in a building full of people and did not ring the bell for fear of being wrong? The words of Yahuah are so clear, and He told us to sound the alarm. It is our duty to point out blatant errors that will lead people to eternal death!

Ezekiel 33:1–6 (LEB)

33 And the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, “Son of man, speak to your people, and you must say to them, ‘A land, if I bring over it a sword and the people of the land take a man, one from their number, and they appoint him for them as a watchman, and he sees the sword coming against the land, and he blows on the horn and he warns the people, and anyone who listens hears the sound of the horn and he does not take warning and the sword comes and it takes him, his blood will be on his own head. For he heard the sound of the horn and he did not take warning; his blood will be on him. But if he took warning, he saved his life. And as for the watchman, if he sees the sword coming and he does not blow the horn, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and it takes their lives, he will be taken through his guilt, but his blood from the hand of the watchman I will seek.’

One could say these verses were simply about Yahuah appointing Ezekiel as a watchman over Israel, and it is ancient history having nothing to do with Yahuah’s words for people today. However, these words are eternal and most definitely apply today and in the future, much like the words of Isaiah.

Isaiah 21:8–10 (LEB)

Then the watchman called, “Lord, I am standing on the watchtower continually by day, and I am standing at my post throughout the night. And look at this! A man’s chariot is coming, a pair of horsemen!” Then he responded and said, “It has fallen! Babylon has fallen! And all the images of her gods are smashed on the ground!” 10 My downtrodden people and the son of my threshing floor, I will announce to you what I have heard from Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel.

Babylon’s gods will be smashed to the ground. This is future prophecy because Babylon is alive and well residing in your local church of practically any denomination. They worship the same false gods and use the same symbols, statues and special days. Once a person learns the ways of Yahuah through His word, then examines the things of Babylon, it becomes very clear.

Revelation 18:1–6 (LEB)

18 After these things I saw another angel descending from heaven, who had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. And he cried out with a powerful voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and it has become a dwelling place of demons and a haunt of every unclean spirit and a haunt of every unclean bird and a haunt of every unclean and detested animal. For all the nations have drunk from the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich from the power of her sensuality.” And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out from her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins, and so that you will not receive her plagues, because her sins have reached up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. Pay back to her as she herself also paid out, and pay back double according to her deeds; in the cup that she mixed, mix double for her.

There are many issues that I do not speak about, or give my opinion. There are some things that are not clear and I would never want to sway someone to do something wrong. However, there are so many subjects Yahuah is very clear about, we cannot go wrong with pointing them out. If it came from the mouth of God through His prophets and son, then I cannot see any reason not to proclaim it to everyone. It is our duty. This is not about teaching theology, that is best left for someone else, who will bare the burden of their own teaching. This is about proclaiming the gospel and dismissing all the fables, commandments of men and “meat sacrificed to idols”. How can one go wrong with that?

Matthew 12:34–37 (LEB)

34 Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say good things when you are evil? For from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good person from his good treasury brings out good things, and the evil person from his evil treasury brings out evil things. 36 But I tell you that every worthless word that they speak, people will give an account for it on the day of judgment! 37 For by your words you will be vindicated, and by your words you will be condemned.”

If we are quoting the prophets we cannot be accused of putting forth worthless words. My intentions are to show how far Christians have traveled away from the commands of God by telling themselves they do not have to do what God commands anymore. It is so obvious this has happened and the prophets told us it would.

Jeremiah 16:19–21 (LEB)

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. 20 Can a human make for himself gods? Yet they are not gods!” 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.”

During the Protestant reformation some men devised a plan to assign all the instructions of God to someone other than Christians, and create a futuristic view of the Bible’s teachings. They came up with the theory of dispensationalism where God supposedly treats people in different “dispensations” of history differently. This is where we get terms like “the age of law” and “the age of grace”, where allegedly in the age of grace the “law” or the oracles of God entrusted to the Jews, no longer apply to God’s people. Yahuah and the prophets supposedly did not see the messiah being rejected and we are in a parenthesis in the timeline of prophecy. The “church” will be removed off the Earth at some point during a seven year tribulation and then the prophecies for Israel will be able to continue. This is what most of mainline Christianity embeds in their theology, even if people that believe it do not understand where it comes from. I argue that most would reject this belief system if its origins were explained. Even the ones who teach it don’t take the time to examine it. They are simply brainwashed into thinking it is what scripture teaches. In other words, they are looking for these preconceived ideas in scripture, so then they find them.

Jeremiah 23:30–40 (LEB)

30 “Therefore look, I am against the prophets,” declares Yahweh, “who steal my words each one from his neighbor. 31 Look, I am against the prophets,” declares Yahweh, “who take their tongues and declare as prophets, ‘Yahweh declares.’ 32 Look, I am against those who prophesy dreams of lies,” declares Yahweh, “and tell them, and they caused my people to err through their lies, and in their recklessness, when I myself have not sent them nor commanded them, so they profit not this people at all,” declares Yahweh.

33 “Now when this people, or a prophet, or a priest, ask you, saying, ‘What is the burden of Yahweh?’ then you shall say to them, ‘You are the burden, and I will forsake you, declares Yahweh.’ 34 And the prophet, and the priest, and the people who say, ‘The burden of Yahweh,’ I will punish that man and his house. 35 Thus you shall say, each one to his neighbor and each one to his brother: ‘What has Yahweh answered?’ or, ‘What has Yahweh spoken?’ 36 But the burden of Yahweh you shall not mention again, for the burden is to each one his word, and so you twist the words of the living God, Yahweh of hosts, our God. 37 Thus you shall say to that prophet: ‘What has Yahweh answered you?’ or, ‘What has Yahweh spoken?’ 38 But if you say, ‘The burden of Yahweh,’ therefore thus says Yahweh: ‘Because of your saying these words, “The burden of Yahweh,” then I will send to you, saying, “You shall not say, ‘The burden of Yahweh.’ ” ’ 39 Therefore look, here I am, and I will surely lift you up and forsake you and the city that I gave to you and to your ancestors from my presence, 40 and I will bring upon you an everlasting disgrace and an everlasting shame that will not be forgotten.”

It appears that the one who will be in trouble is the person who is making up new holy days, new traditions and fables then saying it is from Yahuah, not the person who is repeating the actual word of God. Causing people to err through lies is a serious offense. Making up a fake birthday for the son of Yahuah on the birthday of all the sun gods comes to mind as being reckless. Saying the Sabbath doesn’t matter any more and calling it the “burden of the LORD”, or in other words, an oracle of God, is reckless as well. If I were teaching those things I would really be worried.

Luke 12:10 (LEB)

10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him, but to the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven.

What does blasphemy against the Holy Spirit really mean? Jeremiah 23:40, “and I will bring upon you an everlasting disgrace and an everlasting shame that will not be forgotten“. Our words have to be considered carefully when it comes to these matters. Remember Matthew 12:37? For by your words you will be vindicated, and by your words you will be condemned.” Don’t say “the burden of the LORD” making up your own lawless gospel complete with fables from the myths of other deities.

Acts 4:24–26 (LEB)

24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices with one mind to God and said, “Master, you are the one who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all the things in them, 25 the one who said by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of our father David, your servant, ‘Why do the nations rage,and the peoples conspire in vain? 26 The kings of the earth stood opposed, and the rulers assembled together at the same place, against the Lord and against his Christ.’

According to these verses, it was the Holy Spirit speaking the words of Yahuah through the prophets, such as David. After all, The “Holy Spirit” is the breath of God. Would not lying about what He said be the same as blaspheming the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit, speaking through the prophet Isaiah, says the following:

Isaiah 56:1–2 (LEB)

56 Thus says Yahweh: “Observe justice and do righteousness, for my salvation is close to coming, and my justice to being revealed. Happy is the man who does this, and the son of humankind who keeps hold of it, who keeps the Sabbath so as not to profane it, and who keeps his hand from doing any evil.”

Can a human negate what the Holy Spirit said through Isaiah by saying the Sabbath is no longer important? Did the Sabbath get changed, or eliminated by the Holy Spirit speaking through anyone in scripture? Absolutely not! He said do these things because salvation is coming and His justice will be revealed. In other words, “repent and believe the gospel”. Any prophet or dreamer that says to do something different than the words of God was to be executed in Deuteronomy 13. This is a terrible situation for those teaching against the commands of God.

Mark 3:28–29 (LEB)

28 “Truly I say to you that all the sins and the blasphemies will be forgiven the sons of men, however much they blaspheme. 29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit does not have forgiveness forever, but is guilty of an eternal sin”—

What is this eternal sin but to speak against the things of Yahuah? Again we see reference being made to the Holy Spirit speaking through David.

Mark 12:35–36 (LEB)

35 And continuing, Jesus said while teaching in the temple courts, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is David’s son? 36 David himself said by the Holy Spirit, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.” ’

The writer of Hebrew reinforces this idea that rebelling against the words of Yahuah spoken through men by the Holy Spirit insults the Spirit of grace. Blaspheming the Holy Spirit could be defined as sinning deliberately after knowing the truth.

Hebrews 10:26–29 (LEB)

26 For if we keep on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury of fire that is about to consume the adversaries. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much worse punishment do you think the person will be considered worthy of who treats with disdain the Son of God and who considers ordinary the blood of the covenant by which he was made holy and who insults the Spirit of grace?

If the Holy Spirit is residing in us why would we believe something different than the same Holy Spirit that spoke through the prophets? What spirit are we listening to? When we reject the commandments of God we invite a lying spirit, or a spirit of error to guide us, much like Ahab.

2 Chronicles 18:18–22 (LEB)

18 Then Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of Yahweh: I saw Yahweh sitting upon his throne with all the host of heaven standing on his right and on his left. 19 And Yahweh said, ‘Who will entice Ahab the king of Israel that he would go up and fall at Ramoth-Gilead?’ And one said this, and another said that. 20 Then a spirit came forth and stood before Yahweh and said, ‘I will entice him.’ Then Yahweh said to him, ‘By what means?’ 21 Then he said, ‘I will go forth and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And he said, ‘You will entice him and will also succeed. Go out and do so.’ 22 So now, behold, Yahweh has put a spirit of deception into the mouths of these your prophets. Yahweh has spoken disaster against you.”

John knew this lying spirit would take over the church once they rejected the things of God. He tells us if we love God we will keep His commandments.

1 John 5 (LEB)

5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been fathered by God, and everyone who loves the father also loves the child fathered by him. By this we know that we love the children of God: whenever we love God and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God: that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, because everyone who is fathered by God conquers the world.

There is much more danger speaking against the words of the most High given to the prophets through the Holy Spirit than to affirm these same words. Don’t make things up from your imagination and call it “the burden of the LORD”. By your words you will be condemned, or vindicated. Line up your words with those of the Holy Spirit instead of taking a chance of being guilty of blaspheming. Repent and believe the gospel!

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