I have been reading the Book of Jeremiah again and continually grapple with the blindness of Christendom and their/our rejection of the Torah as God’s everlasting standard of righteousness. It is the partial blindness of Israel that Paul spoke of in Romans 9-11.
It does not take a rocket scientist to see that on every page of the Bible is a pointer back to the ancient paths, the Torah!! Why then do we listen to preachers who state otherwise? Isaiah says of them,
To the TORAH and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have NO LIGHT in them.
Isaiah 8:20 NASB
ANY pastor who does not point his flock back to the Torah is a false shepherd. Period!!
As a recovering pastor, I can point the finger as I walked in those moccasins. I bought the ‘Torah is for the Jews’ lie and wrongly preached it for almost 10 years.
Jeremiah, quoted in the image above, clearly tells us that rejecting the Torah is UNwise. Yeshua’s five wise virgins had the Light of Torah! (See Prov. 6:20, 23 in the Hebrew.) Those who are told to ‘depart…I never knew you’ are ‘lawLESS,’ though they prophesied and cast out demons. (See Matt. 7:23!!)
Dear brothers and sisters, Jeremiah says that at end of the age we will awaken and say, “Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit.”
Jeremiah 16:19 NASB
Brethren, that day is here!! Will you shake off the slumber and arise? Read the last chapter of Malachi until you understand that it is talking about NOW, and returning to Moses, even the ordinances and statutes!!
Seek truth. Time is very short!!
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Kori and I have been in Jeremiah also. Yesterday this verse about broke my heart: ‘the word of יהוה is a reproach to them, they do not delight in it.’
Literally had to deal with a pastor recently bc he wanted my devotions to be in the ‘safe zone’ that did not ‘confuse’ his men bc they were coming to him with questions when I present the front to the back. Why would the OT be a reproach wherein was no delight ? It is still in the book they carry. And the rest of 6 just shows where we are on the map today. So saddening. Praying they will find His truth as He says those who seek me find me; conversely, those who don’t seek Him (bc his truth is repulsive to them) will not find Him,
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My thoughts after reading this and loammi’s comments are about pioneers (maybe because I’ve been humming the Pioneer song! :0) ) like Lewis and Clark. Pioneers keep pressing onward searching for the right “path” (Oregon Trail) and for new and continuing discoveries of the truth. (Things they saw and experienced along the way) The journey can be difficult but there is a reward at the end. (Oregon the promise land! :0) ). Abba promises that we will find Him when we search for Him. There are those who stop along the “path” (stop searching) and “settle down” (satisfied with just a nugget or two of truth) and build a “fence” (doctrine) around their property. They post signs by the road saying “wrong way”, “dead end” or “enter at your own risk”. Some might have a megaphone warning people that if they take that “path” they might fall off a cliff. You want to say to them “How do you know?….have you ever been down that road before? What is it going to take to get them off the settlements? (place of comfort/strongholds) What did it take for some of us? For me personally, YHVH SHOOK me up with a vision that involved TRIBULATION, and the first scripture that He impressed upon me (after 5 years of abstinence from His word) was Ps 111:10, Prov 9:10 “The Fear of YHVH is the beginning of Wisdom”. I believe that “tribulation” is one thing if not the main thing that will shake many to seek YHVH! Heb 12:26 “And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVEN.”
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Yes, following Yah seems to be a constant journey, with stops and rests along the way. Reflecting on my own journey, being raised in mainline, spiritually dead, conservative christianity, leaving that to wallow in the world through high school, college and the beginning of a career. Returning to conservative christianity after living the lies, emptiness and deception of the world, hoping to “walk the walk” on my second attempt. After realizing something is still seriously wrong with “conservative” christianity, traveling on to the charismatic movement to find “what was missing” from conservative christianity, then after much searching of all of the fringes of the charismatic movement and its ups and downs, being at the end of my rope… Yah awakens me to “come out of her (babylon) my people”. Now the Torah journey had begun. It’s interesting how it has resembled the christian journey. Spiritually dead torah fellowships, having a form of elohimliness, but lacking power, not aware that Yah is ALIVE and more than a book of instructions. (note: a testament is left by someone dead. A covenant is between 2 living parties.) He desires true fellowship with us, to show Himself mighty own our behalf (His people Israel), if we would just have real emuna (faith/trust). So where you Israel that fears Yah by hating evil? Laying down your lives to live for the Melek, carrying His execution stake, following His Torah and His voice that currently speaks today and everyday. If we would just listen and surrender to be transformed into the likeness of Messiah! Let’s keep pressing on in the journey together little flock, following our Shepard and Melek into His fulness for Israel! Shalom
Amen! What is lawlessness? Lawlessness is not loving Yahweh with all our heart, soul, mind and strength AND lawlessness is not loving our neighbor as ourself. What is love? 1 Corinthians 13 explains. Father has been very patient, loving and kind towards me through all of my misunderstandings of His Word over all the years of my life. He has loved me through it all. He expects the same of me towards others (whom I may think “don’t get it” quite yet)… I have a lot to work on. He wants me to be patient, kind, not jealous, to not brag, not arrogant, to not act unbecomingly, to not seek my own, to not be provoked, to not take into account a wrong, to not rejoice in unrighteousness, but to rejoice with the truth… I can be an awesome speaker (well educated, fluent, super intelligent), but what I speak can be received as super annoying to those I am speaking to because I don’t have love.. I can have prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge and have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but without love, I am nothing. I can give all my possessions to feed the poor, and I can surrender my body to be burned, but if I do not have love, it profits me nothing. I can (try and) do all of Torah, but if I don’t love, it is NOTHING. Over the 15 years we have been made aware that the Torah has not been done away with, there has been a trap and a snare in this walk… one that we have fallen into and continuously have to repent of. It’s the snare of “pride”. It’s anti-love, and quite honestly, it’s anti-Torah. We, as “Torah Observant Believers”, tend to focus more on the outward than the inward and the Christians around can see, hear, and feel our hypocrisy. When are we going to stop “beating this dead horse”? I would have to think that the very Scriptures quoted in the article above could be even more closely applied to us who think “we are okay” since “we follow the Torah”. When the prodigal son returned to His Father, did he point out all the faults in his brother? I thought he ran back to his Father, humbled himself, knowing he wasn’t worthy to be called His son and willing to be His servant. The prodigal pointed out his own sin and ran back and then that became the witness to his brother. His older brother was provoked to jealousy in a good way….. not because his younger brother told him about what he needed to do, but because His Father took him back due to the repentant heart the younger brother had. I see two things happening here… 1. Judah will be provoked to jealousy because of our love for the Father (not bowing down to him (Judah) and doing everything he does), but because we’re returning to His Ways. 2. The older brother Ephraim (the church) is watching the younger brother Ephraim (us claiming to be Torah Observant). The older brother will be provoked to jealousy as they watch us love the Father (not brow beating the church with the Word). Also, I need to take into account the slave that was forgiven for a debt he couldn’t pay and then turned around and beat someone that owed him a really small amount. I constantly have to remember where I came from (the church) and have loving compassion on those who are still there.. ha! I also need to have loving compassion on those in Hebraic Roots, too. ❤ I need to remember that it wasn't ME that removed my own scales from my eyes, but it was HIM. SO it will be the same for others… HE does it in His time. Love Love Love Love Him with all our hearts and Love our neighbors as ourselves.