When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. If they accept and open their gates, all the people in it shall be subject to forced labor and shall work for you. If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. When YHWH your Elohim delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder YHWH your Elohim gives you from your enemies. Deuteronomy 20:10-14
Again, many are offended by this and respond with accusations of the cruel and vengeful “God” of the Old Testament.
Today, for those of us who are under Grace in Christ, these words are really not about attacking and killing our enemies, not even by self-defense
However, fights are still going on today more than ever, but not against flesh and blood anymore
For us believers, spiritual battles are ongoing against external and internal attacks. Most often, the heavenly ones fight for us, our Lord and his angelic armies are protecting us, but there are situations where we must consciously confess the promises of the Eternal and command foreign spirits to leave in the name of Jesus since they have no right over us anymore.
Against these foreign powers, there is no mercy, no humanism, we must beat and destroy them with no mercy. Victory, however, always brings the spoil of war: primarily the blessing of freedom, but also many other blessings.
And in the case when we face these alien spirits through people, then the situation is different and the strategy changes.
We see that this law of Christ commands us to offer peace – Shalom first!
It is necessary to separate the person carrying sin and waiting for salvation from the sin itself.
If the sinner, in his uncircumcision, listens to the basic rules that every man received in his heart when he was conceived, then there is a chance that he will recognize the sin and get rid of it by accepting our help and ministry. And if you lead him to Christ, that’s a main victory that will have countless fruits also in your own life. As soldiers of Jesus, we must help our Master killing the old men of our neighbours so that they become New Creations in Christ. However, in this case, the newly born brethren will no longer be your servant, as we read in the commandment above, but as you and me, he/she is also going to be the servant of Christ. But as we can read it, you are also going to enjoy the plunder coming from this victory. You’ll enjoy all the fruits of a victorious ministry by being blessed with new brothers and sisters in Christ who may become your companions in the service.
That’s how you are going to store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
And if he doesn’t listen, shall we kill him? Of course not. Not the way we think. Here again, the judgment is entirely in the hands of Christ. If the person resists you, he rebels against Jesus. And if the person consciously surrenders to the foreign spirits that keeps him captive and forces him to sin, sooner or later the judgment of Christ will catch up with that person and can lead him to everlasting death.
Jesus also repeats this command when he sends his disciples out in Luke 9 and 10:
He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”
Luke 9:3-5 and later in Luke 10
We must adhere to this last commandment, we do not kill anyone physically, we only shake the dust off our feet. If they reject the peace we offer them, they declare themselves enemies of our Lord. At this moment we have to hand them over to the Supreme Court with this sign of cleaning the dust from our feet. Then, if they keep at resisting to the end, Christ himself will execute the judgment upon them according to the previous and original Commandment quoted above.
Again, a Commandment, which had been raised to perfection by our Redeemer: when combined with Grace, it was fulfilled at the level of the Spirit.
You shall not plant for yourself any tree, as a wooden image, near the altar which you build for yourself to YHWH your Elohim.
Is there a Christian church in this country where a decorated pine tree would not be visible at the altar on the next Bacchanalian holiday, now known as Christmas?
I think that there is no need to say too much about the dark side of Christmas and its pagan roots, since only those who do not want to know the truth and who thus consciously rebel persist in not hearing the message revealing the true demonic nature of this false holyday.
For those who still see Christmas as a Christian holiday, should they at least be disturbed by the unbridled secular revelry that rages around the world from mid-November to its peak on December 25. Surely there are such people, and perhaps they think that the pagans, i.e. non-believers, dishonor Jesus’ birthday by doing so. In the meantime, they don’t realize that this holiday has always been pagan and it is theirs, so they are rightfully rejoicing in their materialistic delirium. We should clean Christ’s testimony and the story of His Advent into the world from this dirt, talk about it in a different way, at other times.
Christmas has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus,
because he was not born then, we don’t know when, but it is certain that he had to be born on a biblical holiday, since the great events of salvation history all took place exclusively on such original holidays. But in this case it is not important to know which one. YHWH apparently did not reveal the time of his birth, so we do not need to worry about it. Elohim did not think it important to preserve the memory of this event, so that we do not get stuck with the baby Jesus, nor with the image of the human Jesus making an idol out of the Savior, who, although he appeared as a man, He is no longer to be considered as so for us today:
Instead we must see Him as the resurrected Jesus Christ, the High Priest and the Anointed Eternal King.
Christmas is nothing more than the “Christianization” of the main pagan holiday. It is one of the main manifestations of the blending policy of the Roman Empire. Their greatest tool to persuade more easily the different peoples of their empire to accept the new religion. It happened just the same in the case of the conversion to Sunday, or the replacement of the names Elohim and YHWH with Theos/Zeus/Deus/Goth/Ishtar/Isten and other pagan spiritual principalities.
It would be worthwhile for believers who still celebrate Christmas to stop for a moment and ask our Lord Christ to to put these questions in their proper place. Because although it is still not a question of Salvation, as long as the person is misled and ignorant thus doing it with a pure heart,
we still need to grow up in spirit sooner or later.
In other words, we must allow the Holy Spirit to continue the sanctification and reformation in us by gradually restoring the original order in our hearts.
If we don’t deal or don’t want to deal with such “little details”, we start to live in a mixed spirituality. In such cases, the filling from the Holy Spirit is slowly replaced by a different kind of filling from a different kind of spirit, which may even seem to be the original, but leads far away from It. So we can see people speaking in tongues at the foot of a Christmas tree with their hands full of gifts.
And the Spirit of Elohim does not use force and power to influence our free will. When there are no more ears to hear, no more eyes to see, He steps back and waits. And if you stick to your human traditions and ideas, you open the door to the principalities that operate them, who will make you believe that the Holy Spirit is still leading you. It is therefore important
to declare and accept the unique rule of Christ in and over ourselves in every moment,
of our lives, so that the Reformation can continue and be finally fulfilled!
See also: The Feasts of the Lord in Christ, Saturday / Sunday
Along the Reformation process, several churches were founded as a result of recognizing YHWH’s original Holy day in the Sabbath as described in the Ten Commandments:
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Exodus 20:8
Indeed, we do not read anything like : “dear son, please take appart a day of your choice to worship Me…” but instead we can see that the Sabbath has been specifically chosen by Elohim for us to be a meeting point, a sign of our Covenant.
Jesus himself did no different. However, he committed a kind of “civil” or rather “scribal disobedience” on certain Shabbats by healing the sick and delivering prisoners from their sins. This indeed scandalized the religious leaders of the time, since they forgot that
The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath
Therefore, the blessing of Sabbat becomame a curse to them, as they endorsed a terrible psychological yoke by constantly having to be careful not to violate the law of the Sabbath.
Because the law of Life and Love is ahead of all other decrees
Later, Jesus also declares that
The Son of Man is (also) Lord of the Sabbath. Luke 6:5
That means that whoever is in Christ, he is above the Sabbath himself together with Christ.
But but it does not follow that he has the right to exchange the days
Paul himself did never stated anything else even when he was asking the elders not to burden the newly born again brethren with questions of days and dates, since they are still children and they may consider another day to be the holy one according to the purity of their hearths.
As long as it is done out of ignorance and with a pure heart, it is a sweet-smelling sacrifice in the eyes of Elohim. Let them do it as long as their worship is spotless. However, Paul does not add it, but it is clear that sooner or later, as a consequence of the process of sanctification and getting mature in spirit, the Holy Spirit will restore the original order in them as well. It is none of our business to know how long Elohim grants them his patience and when time will come for each one of them.
The original Will of YHWH, however, is to sanctify/separate the Sabbat which is Saturday.
Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
Saturday as a shadow vs. Saturday as the reality of Christ
For us, as Levites in the Heavenly Sanctuary, every day is a Sabbath and a Holy Day
As with all the other Feasts of YHWH, being Levite priests living and serving in Christ, we are experiencing all the Feasts and Sabbaths in a permanent way in the presence of Jesus. For us and in spirit, every day is Saturday, Yom Kippur, Pessach and all the other holidays. What matters for us is no more the calendar, the times and the hours, but the continuity and the fulfilment of the Holy Moments in our hearths. See more about this: The Feasts of the Lord in Christ
those who do not belong to Christ are still under the law,
and these laws apply to them according to their original order. They know these Days are appointed so that they can come closer to YHWH in order to meet with Him. For us, who are living in Him, these appointed calendar holidays, times and hours are important and should be observed at this level, because ministry towards the outsiders becomes particularly intense at these moments of the year.
People’s hearts are more opened to receive the Word of Elohim through our testimonies and ministries.
We must therefore more than on other days be on alert, ready to attack.
What’s wrong with Sunday
Let us emphasize that Sunday, the first day of the week, Yom Echad, is a very special day and is almost as important as Saturday. Why? Because it was on this day that Elohim started His work of Creation and because it was indeed the first day of the week that our Lord and Savior rose from the Death, thus the New Creation of the fallen Humankind began.
Despite all of these, neither YHWH nor Christ nor the Holy Spirit ever revealed to anyone that we should switch from Saturday to Sunday.
Why do many still consider Sunday more important then?
Because the disciples gathered on the first day of the week, as we read in the Book of Acts?
- Yes, as they gathered on all the other days of the week as well. Furthermore, we read that they appeared among their traditional Jewish brothers in the synagogues on Saturdays.
Or because we also read that Paul collected the donations on the first day of the week?
- Well, Fom a Jewish perspective, this is exactly the proof, that sundays were not considered as holy by the first disciples, since we do never deal with money or any other material things on a holy day.
Just like in the case of Jesus birth, Elohim did never ask anyone to celebrate his ressurection on a particular day of the week in replacement of the Sabbath.
Are Sunday-keepers wrong?
Yes, of course! Why?
Because they do not understand and recognise what had just been explained above.
In most cases, their Sundays are just the remaining wild shoots of an unweeded catholic root.
They don’t even notice that still not having reconsidered the question of the weekly resting day, they are still perpetuating the constantinian rebellion, which intended to “de-Judaize” the newly adopted state religion. The roman empire of the time had to preserve many pagan traditions, gods and feasts so that the the pagan masses living among them would not rebel against the new order. This is how the holy day of the Sun God (Sunday – Zontag) had taken over Elohim’s original Sabbath. The same occured in the case of Christmas, Easter and all the feasts of all kinds of saints.
To conclude, it is important for us, disciples of a certain spiritual age in Christ, to remember that obedience does not consist in making Elohim accept a distortion of human or even demonic origin so as not to upset the spirits and keep the herd in integrity, but on the contrary
it is up to Man to comply with the rules established by YHWH who became flesh in Christ and who are fulfilled in us by the Holy Spirit.
Some thoughts about Shabbat-keeping churches
One shouldn’t think that returning to the Sabbath makes you an extra-Christian or ensures your Salvation in itself. Unfortunately, it is very sad that the majority of the Saturday-keeping churches do simply restore this Commandment in such a Pharisaic level of mind that the lack of spiritual content not only renders their efforts and reforms futile, but also makes them even greater enemies of the restoration of the true Sabbath than the Roman Church itself with all its false Sundays and feasts.
Very often, the sunday-keepers are literally condemned and it is made a question of salvation if someone insists on keeping Sunday, even by ignorance. Although I also think that continuing in rebellion against something that the Holy Spirit has already enlightened us about can actually lead to the loss of our salvation. But to declare that the observance of this law or any other is a condition of our salvation is simply heresy.
Meanwhile, instead of being filled with the Holy Spirit, these communities idolize their own church founders, and the lack of the leading of the Holy Spirit has in some cases led them all the way back to openly Christless rabbinical Judaism. This is what happened in Transylvania in the last century, where some believers, along with my other Jewish brothers, were finally executed in gas chambers.
Today’s sabbatist tendencies also lead many in the direction of Judaism, or simply of Unitarianism, when many go so far as to start denying the reality of the Holy Trinity.
I mention these cases so that we can see that, although it is very good and necessary to return to the Jewish roots, but
if all this does not happen in Christ and by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, through our rebirth,
we can easily go back under the law according to the murderous letter.
If it is to get there, it is better not to even leave our Egypt, however false its holidays and Sundays may be.
True and effective Reformation
Can we finally accept that
any reform can only come through the Holy Spirit.
Only things that have been burned into your heart are to be considered as real Reforms and not those good intellectual and theological ideas that can pop out of your mind ?
The question of whether we have the Holy Spirit or not?
If we do, did the Holy Spirit already express His will about this matter in our personal life?
If so, do we obey Him?
If not, then let’s make the right decision and not rebel any longer.
If you don’t have the Holy Spirit yet, let’s ask Jesus for the recognition of your sins, so that you can repent, get baptized with water and then with Fire. Otherwise you’ll go on wallowing in lukewarm and empty religiosity.
So let us choose the Wholeness offered by Christ, since it is free and its reward is Eternal Life.
From there it is up to us how much we empower the Holy Spirit to do His sanctifying work in us according to His own will and schedule. Let’s not blame Satan and foreign spirits if we get stuck in a certain spiritual level, since we are the only ones responsible if we empower these instead of Christ to stop us.
Persecution will not mostly come from outside, but from those whom we may still consider our brothers today.
Let us be brave keep on with the work of the Holy Spirit, even if we cause division in our communities since the
reformation must continue until we return to the model of the first and true Church described in the book of Acts.
We are not the ones who must do this reformation. We simply have to let the Holy Spirit fulfill this work. The only thing Elohim is expecting from us is to remain obedient in the purity of our hearths and make the steps He wants us to make as soon as He tells us that the moment has come.
Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk… (Exodus 23:19 and 34:26)
According to Jewish tradition, this commandment forbids us to consume meat and milk at the same time. This law is truly the pillar on which the Shulhan Arukh (Table prepared) is based. This work, a major Judaic codex of laws, includes laws relating to the conduct that should be adopted in everyday life. Even less religious Jews strive to respect the misinterpreted sense of this law. They go as far as building two different kitchens in one house to ensure that meat and milk will never meet each other. If there is not enough room or money to have two, they alternatively exclude one or the other for a certain period of time from their unique kitchen. At the end of this period, they are disinfecting the entire kitchen and its battery to be certain that the elements do not mix with each other. This prohibition is observed to such an extent that a religious Jew avoids drinking coffee with milk hours after consuming meat, the time to be sure that the digestion is done and that they won’t mix in his stomach. For centuries, this commandment has forced the entire Jewish community to waste an incredible amount of energy, time and money in order to respect an interpretation given to them by great “wise men”. (See text on Judaic laws)
The Lord, however, has spoken this word for a very different reason. A major part of the parashat in which we find this commandment, relates to the attitude to adopt toward the poor. It is obvious that animals do also have their rights and protections is granted to them as well. Animals also love their kids. If one cooks a young animal in its own mother’s milk, this implies that the mother has survived its kid, having given the milk for cooking it. Although she did not necessarily attend the slaughter of her baby, she does still feel it missing or can even smell its blood. As animals do not have facial expressions and language that can be interpreted and understood by humans, we are not really able to distinguish the signs of pain on the face of animals. Thus, customs can easily develop, completely ignoring the animal’s feelings, because man might think that these beasts do not have any.
Moreover, if the animal suffers, it has an impact on the products it can provide us. Indeed, the state of mind triggers the production of hormones. Those linked to bitterness poison the meat, the milk and the whole organism, and end up passing by ours.
For my part, I try not to drink coffee with milk after eating meat when I’m in Jewish circles. Not because I accept this interpretation of the law, or because I want to play the good Jew in a hypocritical way, but because I do not want to scandalize anyone. As the first disciples were commanded to consume the offering meat of the pagan temples in Acts, since the ministry of leading our neighbor to Christ prevails over the momentary observance of certain commandments, or in this case on the non respect of human decrees.
Therefore, let us never be fierce Pharisees or anti-Pharisees, for the same negative consequences may result from both behavior The same doors can be closed before the Jews today that could have been closed before the Greeks of that time, if the Lord had not intervened with the apostles in order to reason them. This door through which the King can enter the lives of others.
Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits… (Exodus 23:6)
It is not allowed to profit from a poor person. If we treat him well and give him help, he won’t be able to give it back to us and return our kindness towards him. Given his situation, he has no money, no job and no good relationship that he could share with us. This is a well-known fundamental and universal truth. The poor are thus helpless in an incredulous and impious society. If he is falsely accused, he will find no friends standing by his side and helping him since no one gives anything for free. In addition, it is very easy to charge a poor since it is more likely to commit a crime when you are in misery.
The Lord forces his people to abide by this law in order to eliminate the problem of inequality. However, this only works if other similar laws are also respected in parallel. For the poor can have no more rights than the rich on the pretext that he is poor. In addition, we can only be impartial if we categorically refuse any allowance and other bribes that can tip the scales on one side or the other. Prohibiting corruption also strengthens this commandment because the poor can not afford to buy such a service. 87/613 Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent. (Exodus 23:8)
It is true that today, the “poor” suffer less and less injustice. In this atmosphere of excessive and growing humanism, the world is swinging from one extreme to the other. It is of course not in Satan’s interest that the law of the Eternal apply equitably. He is always trying to turn the situation over and not restore the original balance. It is therefore essential to take into account the rights of the rich in parallel with the rights of the poor in order to show perfect equitability. It is interesting to note that the law defending the rights of the rich is mentioned before the one defending the rights of the poor. This is all the more surprising since, in the course of history, the poor have suffered much more injustice from the rich than the contrary. This chronological sequence takes on all its significance today when minorities acquire excessive rights to the detriment of the majority or the rich.
Following my conversion, I lived for a long time in a neighborhood where many celebrities lived, most of whom were of Jewish origin. I quickly realized that a form of discrimination was working in me. I felt more passionate about bringing the testimony of Christ to these people than to the anonymous ones. I imagined that bringing such a person to Christ would be an event that would make a lot of noise and the whole country would hear about it. For my part, I would have get a magnificent trophy of which I could have pride myself thereafter. It was this law that judged this tendency which remained in me. Only the one able of putting aside his preferences, his convictions and human aspirations is entitled to perform any ministry.
There are many Christian assemblies, where the rulers or the elders are sitting in front, in a separate place, like the VIP areas of rock concerts. There are sitting the “big ones” like aristocrats in their beautiful clothes, because they are famous, rich or simply because they are spiritually elders. I have heard many times that visitors looking for spiritual food who have noticed these separations, simply left without ever returning to such places. Those who spoke to me ended up finding a welcoming community where this law was respected. They did finally find a place where the elders do not sit in front and turn their backs on the youngest and the poorest in spirit, but on the contrary, they mingle with others and they are the ones who look after the newcomers by washing their feet. How many must be those who may never have returned to a Christian congregation after experiencing such situations and just went on wandering like widows or orphans?
The more mature we are in our minds, the more the reflex of not sitting in the front row should work automatically, for fear of having to be ashamed of being returned to the second place by the householder. Because it may happen that someone more honorable than we are is coming after us, although for now, he is still to be fed and healed in spirit through our own ministry. (Lk 14:8) At our home, it is usually the youngest member of the family who sits at the top of the table, because this is the only place around the table where you can find an armchair and where the child is not at risk of falling down during the meal. We, the elders, are sitting on common chairs without arms, because our feet touch the ground and allow us to keep ourselves in balance.
In opposition to that, I happened many times that I have disputed a place at the back rows of a church with someone before the beginning of the cult. None of us wanted to sit in front. I thought that everything was in order with me and my opponent, because our humility made us covet the same more modest places. Then, I realized that the situation was not so idyllic as that. Because we often go to the back so that we do not have to assume our responsibilities, our communion with the others and in order to avoid our duties in the ministry … but this will be the subject of another teaching.
Also see 65/613 Widows and orphans
And wherever you live, you must not eat the blood of any bird or animal. (Leviticus 7, 26)
The Bible explains the reason for this prohibition. Blood is nothing but the vessel of the soul.
The Jews are very meticulous about the preparation of the meat. They have infallible methods to extract the slightest drops of blood from raw meat before cooking and eating it. (it is soaked in warm, salty water, or it is roasted over an open fire, etc.)
The ban on the consumption of blood is primarily aimed at avoiding the spirit of violence.
Vision and constant contact with the blood is likely to open doors to savagery and the escalation of violence between men.
It is well known that the consumption of blood is the main gesture, the culminating moment of pagan cults aiming to get in touch with the spiritual world.
Everyone also knows that it is better to avoid feeding dogs with raw meat, lest they become aggressive and uncontrollable.
What is blood?
Any superstition set aside, we can affirm that the consumption of blood represents a kind of fusion with the animal or the person the blood is coming from. This is the reason for the ban. The pagans used this method consciously to acquire the characteristics of the living beings whose blood they drank. It is an act of spiritism and witchcraft. The consumption of blood can result in the intrusion of a demon into the mind of the person who drinks it.
Transplantation of organs is quite similar. Today, we know a lot of testimonies of people having received someone else’s organ and having changed in mind and having inherited of the dead’s concrete tastes or even memories.
In the Bible, there is still another command:
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. (John 6, 54-55)
The words of Yeshua in the New Testament are clear and seem to contradict the Father’s command that it is forbidden to consume blood, even that of the Passover lamb.
Indeed, the blood of Yeshua, the Lamb of יהוה is truly the one and only blood that can and has to be consumed, otherwise the gift of eternal life would not be possible. Drinking His blood is prescribed to merge with Him, so that His Holy Spirit may impregnate us to be cleansed from sin and the death that follows. The Holy Spirit is the only one with which we all must merge.
Not to be confused with the transubstantiation sessions perpetrated by some Christian churches that do anything but remember Christ’s unique act of redemption. It is a sacrilege in which pagan priests allow themselves to reiterate the sacrifice of Yeshua in an arbitrary and illegitimate way. They act as they were little gods. This infamous act falls naturally into the category of seances as any other pagan worship.
Medicine knows the case of exosanguino-transfusion when there is an incompatibility between the blood group of the mother and her newborn. These are very rare cases in medicine, but we must know that spiritually, we are all born that way, with unclean and incompatible blood with that of the Father. We bear the sins of our ancestors from our birth and we inherit the promise of death made to Adam.
However, we have the possibility to undergo this exosanguino-transfusion by the Blood of Yeshua.
When we are born again in spirit, it is exactly this “medical” intervention that is happening. This operation is now realized at the spiritual level and is what we call: the process of Sanctification.
When the Spirit of Christ comes, the Holy Spirit begins to flow in us, gradually emptying the unclean spirit, the old intoxicated blood, to take its place and revive us. When Christ judges us by his Commandments, we absolve and regain power over the given part of our being by sending the Holy Spirit over it who starts injecting its purified blood for revival. This is how he gradually clears the power of Satan to regain his rights over all sections of our lives. This is how the old man becomes a new creature.
Following the baptism with water, comes the baptism of fire, then baptism by blood, when the handover of power is fulfilled.
More generally, not simply at the individual level, but collectively, the prophecy of the Grafting in and back to the olive tree, does follow exactly the same pattern
When the branch is grafted, or grafted again in the case of the Jewish People, the sap contained in the trunk and the root are repelling and clearing out any other foreign sap in order to expel it, to take its place and to revive the branch.
This is how individuals are born again, how christendom can revive and definitely belong to Christ.