New Year’s Day: When the Messiah was born!

New Year’s Day: When the Messiah was born!

What is Yahushua’s true date of birth?

In the continuity of my article exposing Christmas, it finally seemed important to me to treat the question of the day of the birth of the Savior, Yahushua HaMashiah. There has never been a biblical, hence Jewish, custom prescribing the celebration of birthdays, but if it is so important for non-Jews, then I think it is worth considering the facts set out below. Also, from the accounts of Yahushua’s birth in the Gospels, it seems fairly obvious what time of year He appeared among us.

The Sukkot Theory

Of those who reject the late December theory most regard the Feast of Tabernacles as the time of Yahushua’s birth. For years, I myself considered this date as the most probable. Most people support this theory because we can read in John 1:14: …the Word was made flesh and DWELT among us… The word a Dwell in the original text is expressed by the same word as “tent” or “tabernacle”. The original text therefore implies that He Tabernacled among us.

However, knowing the people and especially the Romans, the best time to organize a census when everyone has to make the trip to return to their native village is naturally a time when the weather is favorable enough to facilitate the movement of people. It would have been completely illogical and foolish to force masses to move in the season of Sukkot, which is early fall when the weather is unpredictable and often already quite cold. Moreover, it is the time following and closing the late summer-early fall harvests, when the crowds of people still living mostly on agriculture were most exhausted from the physical labor that they had just finished.

The Feasts of Yahuwah: Stages of Salvation History

The birth of Yahushua, as well as all the events of the history of Salvation known until now, all and exclusively took place during original “Jewish” biblical festivals. read more about it here

The Sacrifice of the Cross on Pesach, the Resurrection on the Feast of Firstfruits, the gift of the Holy Spirit on Shavuot. Now humanity has been in the period between Shavuot and Yom HaTrua for almost 2000 years. The next fulfillment will be the Rapture, when the shofar will sound as announced in 2 Thessalonians and Revelation of John. Then, on Yom Kippur, Israel will recognize the Messiah in Yahushua and mourn him as the firstborn son.

Succoth is the feast of the final harvest, when the Messiah will return and gather the peoples that have not taken the mark of the beast. Succoth’s duration of several days symbolizes the duration of the Millennium at the end of which the new heavens and the new earth will be created as the new beginning in a new month of Nissan.

Succoth will be the last holiday to be fulfilled. Yahushua, the Lamb of Elohim, could not appear during this feast, since His Birth announces the New Creation of humanity.

The first day of the year

Contrary to Jewish tradition, which regards Yom HaTrua as the beginning of the Judaic year and renames it Rosh Hashanah (head of the year), the laws of physics and nature bear witness to a completely different time, concerning which moment of the year should be considered as its beginning. If the word of Elohim which has long defined times and days is no longer enough for people, then let the laws of physics and nature alone bear witness to it: The creation of the world could not have taken place any other time than in spring, when Life springs out from nothingness.

Life always begins in spring then goes through a summer and an fall to finally disappear in winter.

And for those for whom the Word of Elohim suffices, on the basis of Exodus 12:1-2, we can again declare that the first day of the year, thus that of creation is the

1st of Nissan

Yahuwah said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. Exodus 12:1-3

The 1st of Nissan, which according to the civil calendar usually falls between the end of March and the beginning of April each year, is not considered a holiday. Thus, Joseph and Miriam could go wherever they wanted, they were not breaking the law if they did not go up to Jerusalem.

Everything was created in, through and for Yahusha. When could he has been born, if not on this day when Life revives

By the way, Yahushua’s birth was not only on the first day of the first month of the year, but also on the first day of the week, as was his resurrection. Therefore, the first day of creation was Nissan 1, the first day of the week. This, however, is by no means an excuse to change the Shabbat law. See Saturday / Sunday

The Sacrificial Lambs

We know from the accounts that the shepherds were outside with their cattle in the evening, late at night, even at night. Shepherds only come out with their herds at night at calving time, when the females give birth to their young.

And sheep only give birth once a year: during the spring.

Another interesting thing is that the Passover sacrificial lambs, which were specifically offered as a burnt offering in the Temple in Jerusalem, came from the area of Bethlehem. The sacrificial lambs were symbolically brought to the Holy Place from King David’s hometown.

The local shepherds who appear in the Nativity Story were none other than the herders of these specific lambs. Elohim reveals the news of the Birth of His Lamb to these Shepherds, for they were already awaiting the birth of the sacrificial Passover lambs.

Moreover, according to the law, the paschal lamb had to be one year old. This clearly indicates that

each Passover sacrificial lamb had to be born on the previous year’s Passover period

Yahushua’s life did not last a year, but much longer. However, as the Perfect Sacrificial Lamb, He also had to be born at the time foreseen by the Law as well as the animals which foreshadowed Him having all been born a year earlier.

In addition, on the 10th of the month of Nissan, the sacrificial lamb was to be separated and brought into homes, a few days before their sacrifice at Passover which takes place on 14-15 Nissan. This is what happened on Palm Sunday: Yahuwah brings his own Son, the Lamb, to his own house, Jerusalem, on the back of a donkey and celebrated as King.

Completed holiday cycle

Yahushua is the Alpha and the Omega, or rather the א (alef) and the ת (tet) according to the original Hebrew alphabet. Everything was created in, for and through Him.

The Feasts ordained by Yahuwah all point to Him and He fulfills all of them.

The Lamb of Elohim physically appeared in the visible world on the first day of the Creation of the world. He came down here in order to perform the final Sacrifice of the Lamb on a Passover feast which was subsequent to the one on which his was born.

From his birth, the Messiah bears in him all the feasts while opening a new cycle: the one of the time of Mercy.

Since Pentecost, filled with the Holy Spirit, we live in the time of harvest and await the rapture which will take place at a certain time on the first or second day of the feast of Yom HaTruá, the exact year being still unknown. In the meantime, our task is to gather souls as well as teach and further strengthen those who have already been gathered, so that they will remain in faith till the end.

Celebrate His birth?

Yes, we can, you even owe it. Although we emphasize that celebrating a birthday separately is very dangerous and incomplete, because we are opening a cycle that has already gone further. If we retain only one aspect of it, we cut ourselves off from the whole.

The Word does not mention in a clear and precise way the moment of his birthday, because Elohim does not want humanity to remain stuck on the image of the child Jesus. This intention has obviously not really been respected so far.

However, the elements of the story are clear, only spring can come into consideration and anyone who has eyes, ears and knowledge of the roots knows this. Humanity and among them a large part of Christianity fell into the temptation to want to celebrate and detach an event to assimilate it to their great pagan feast in order to safeguard the tradition of their ancestors rather than submitting themselves to the gift of Sanctification proposed by the Spirit of the Messiah. The Christmas story is such a test that many people still stumble over.

It is indeed possible to celebrate the birth of the Lamb of Elohim every Passover, but only do so if we also remember the rest of his work and life,

the Sacrifice of the Cross, then the Resurrection, Ascension and the coming of the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit.

One of the great conspiracies of the Romanization or Hellenization of the Church also manifested here, as we wrote earlier in connection with the false feast called Christmas. Now, digging a little deeper, we can also see that once again an original New Year has been twisted twofold: On the one hand by rabbinic Judaism postponing it to a later holiday which has nothing to see with the New Year; and on the other hand by the Greco-Romans who postponed it to their winter solstice and the Gregorian New Year.

Because the Savior was truly born on New Year’s Day. But not according to the Roman calendar, not even according to the modern Jewish calendar, but according to the original biblical calendar.

So, on this December 31, 2022, we do not wish you a happy new year, especially since 2023 does not bode well, but we will possibly do so next spring. As usual, we rather and above all wish you all good and new Reformations!

Related article: Prophet Ezekiel’s Message for Christmas

Richard & Anna Sipos Szabó / 31.12.2022

Paul and the Law 2

Paul and the Law 2

Concerning the “contradictions” of the apostle Paul

In the following article, I would like to discuss the writings of the Apostle Paul (Rav Saul) regarding the law from a Jewish perspective. We will get an overview of the role of the law in the times of Grace, after the sacrifice of Yahushua HaMashiah, concerning Jews and non-Jews, mainly through the epistle to the Romans. It is important to bring the matter back to original thought, since the letter is addressed to the Hellenized Jewish and non-Jewish congregation living in Rome and written by a Jewish man who believed in Yahushua, but never denied his identity. All that Paul wrote was inspired by the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit of Elohim.

It is important to state that for Jews living in Rome at the time, the law differed from the laws initially disclosed by Moses for two reasons:

On the one hand, the original Commandments were not yet completely separated and purified from the added human Pharisaical laws, and on the other hand, the original Laws contained in the Torah were also interpreted and applied according to the Pharisaical way of thinking they’ve learned from their birth. This pharisaic way of thinking happens at the intellectual level rather than coming from the heart.

In the letter to the Romans, Paul does not absolutely go against the Commandments of Elohim, but:

he opposes the Pahrisaic laws that the Jews added to the original Law of Elohim

IN ADDITION

he is working on the restoration of the Commandments of Elhohim which the Roman spirit of Hellenism had already begun to twist and mix with paganism.

Keeping these additional laws according to the letter led to self-righteousness, which Yahushua fought against. This self-righteousness attributes an effect of self-salvation to the observance of the law in itself. This way of thinking pushes to the background the personal relationship with Elohim, the one which stems from faith and love coming from within. Being a Pharisee of course does not imply being faithful to all the commandments, but rather placing the observance of them before the need to directly listening to the voice of the Lord. Someone is a Pharisee because he does not keep the law by faith, to honor Elohim whom he loves, but because he expects rewards from him in a kind of spiritual business relationship.

Paul fought against these additional laws, which do not come from faith, which are not kept because we do it with joy, not under compulsion, but because we love Elohim. When experiencing a restored relationship with Yahuwah, man feels more free than ever, for the Law is there to protect his life and restore the order in his relationship with Elohim and with his neighbour. Paul struggles against the spirit of law-keeping through coercion, through fear of a rebuking god. Paul wants to restore the living Law that flows from our inner faith and love for Elohim.

Moreover, Paul fought so that the law would not be in the first place in people’s mind. From the Sacrifice on the cross, the order has changed and had been inverted. The law is no longer our pedagogue until the Messiah, but all the contrary: the Ruach of the Meshiach teaches us the Law from the moment we are born again in Him. We first meet Yahushua, then He reveals who He is by showing how He fulfills the Commandments and the Prophecies that are the Word of Elohim, those that bacame Flesh in Yahushua.

Thus history shifts and it is no longer the Law that teaches us the Messiah, but the Messiah who teaches us the Law after having obtained Grace.

Paul also struggles with older brothers who tried to teach decrees that are not yet concerning spiritually newborn disciples. He who has just come out of the water and been born again does not need Moses YET! The 7 Laws of Noah, the rudimentary and universal basic rules received after the Flood for all Humankind, are more than enough for them and for the moment. Moses is already a heavier food and the child still needs milk. With this, Paul did not nullify or destroy Moses neighter the Commandments received through him, but Paul is putting everything at its right place. Although it is not expressed, it is still clear that he considers that the commandments of Moses are naturally still valid, but that everyone should deal with what is appropriate for their age.

Paul worked to restore these distortions, because the apostolic work is above all a work of Reformation.

This is how the essence of Yahushua HaMashiah can be understood. What does it mean that He fulfills the Law? When I place myself under the domination of the Messiah and I am reborn in Yahushua by immersion in water and then by the baptism of fire, then I no longer live, but He lives in me. At this moment, He does not exempt me from the Law, but on the contrary He applies it and puts it into force. I keep the law because it is no longer written on tablets of stone, but is engraved on the flesh of my heart through the baptism of fire and the dwelling in me of the Ruach HaKodesh.

I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their Elohim. Ezekiel 11:19-20

But now, let’s look at the verses about the laws in Romans:

1. What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? Much in every way! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of Elohim. Romans 3:1-2

From this part, the word Oracle is immediately highlighted as the Word of Elohim which was entrusted to the people of Israel. When we talk about the 10 commandments, these are the 10 fundamental laws which have 613 or rather 700 further extensions and which can all be summed up in the 2 Great Commandments of Love (Love of Elohim and Neighbour). The Word is one of the synonyms for the law, but as a whole it covers the entire Old Testament including all the Prophecies, a very important and significant part of which are the Commandments. This is also how John begins the story of the coming of Yahushua HaMashiah:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim…The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1…14

John immediately begins by describing the very essence of Yahushua. He himself was the Word, in other words, he was the Law. What else could the Word have meant but the word of Elohim, which He gave to his people on Mount Sinai. What was this declared word if not the law and the prophets? The prophets who were sent to pronounce judgments because of the transgression of the Law and whose main work was to restore the Commandments by announcing the wrath coming upon them due to its transgression.

2. Therefore no one will be declared righteous in Elohim‘s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. Romans 3:20

How can we know what sin is except by the law? And how does grace work if we are unable to recognize sin? How does one know that one needs Grace if we do not recognize the state of sin in which we were born? The Law teaches this to us, so that we can recognize our need for the Messiah! Is Grace then possible without the Law? Not at all, because if I cancel the law, Grace becomes automatically useless too!

Here, also, Paul’s word is addressed primarily to the Jews who were looking for their justification by the simple observance of the law, and not to people of other nations who did not care about the law, because they did not yet know it. The Law must be promulgated to the Nations in due time so that they will understand what the work of redemption is. The Jews on their side must be freed from the additional laws and from the original laws which have been distorted by assimilation.

3. It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless, because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression. Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of Elohim, in whom he believed—the Elohim who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not. Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Romans 4:13-18

Where law is abolished, anarchy reigns. Is that why so many people reject the Commandments in order to wash their hands like Pilate and say we have nothing to do with them? Is that why Paul wrote these lines? I do not think so. Here, too, the emphasis is on the need to know the law, because from this flows the recognition of sin, which implies the need for and acceptance of the redemptive work of the Messiah. Without law there is no judgment, without judgment there would be no need for mercy!

Those who are descendants of Abraham by the Spirit— the Body of Messiah—must demonstrate his obedience and faith. Abraham was obedient, so He was also righteous. Why was he righteous? Because he observed the laws known until then. Why did he keep them? Not out of constraint, with the expectation of good, but out of gratitude, with joy, because he loved Elohim with all his heart. The Messiah already lived in him, even before His coming into the visible world. All the law was already alive in him when Yahuwah had not yet given them to Moses.

4. Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives? For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law that binds her to him. So then, if she has sexual relations with another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress if she marries another man. So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of the Messiah, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for Elohim. For when we were in the realm of the flesh, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death. But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code. What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law, sin was dead. Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death. So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good. Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! Nevertheless, in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it used what is good to bring about my death, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful. Romans 7:1-13

In this passage, keeping and knowing the Law is quite clear, but henceforth it is not us, but the Spirit of the Messiah living in us who manages its functionning. Elohim made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of Elohim. 2Corinthians 5:21

Again, we can read from Paul that in order to expose sin, the Law that became flesh, Yahushua became sin, so that Grace could take effect. Does this mean that Elohim declared His Son guilty? Certainly not, but his great grace is shown in this: that he placed upon the only one who has always been innocent all the consequences, the judgment we all deserve according to the Law.

Law/Sin/Judgment/Mercy are all unseparable concepts since the fall of Adam and Eve.

5. We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. Romans 7:15-21

Paul opposes here two kinds of laws. The laws of Elohim, and the anti-law (the laws of the antichrist), which comes from our carnal desires. Moreover, here Paul is not talking about his actual personal state of mind, but he speaks as an universal human beeing to make people not yet born again or still weak in their faith, to make them understand the porcess of sin in the world. The Law, the Messiah, the Ruach HaKodesh was living and ruling in Paul. He was free from sin and did not struggle with anything from the moment he was born again.

6. Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Yahushua HaMashiah, because through Yahushua HaMashiah the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, Elohim did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to Elohim; it does not submit to Elohim’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please Elohim. Romans 8:1-8

Only the law of Elohim can protect us against the law of sin. But because of the flesh, Man is unable to keep them on his own. This is why it is necessary that they be engraved no longer on tablets of stone, but on tablets of flesh, immediately in the hearts of men, so that they can act instinctively according to the law. This is what it means to be born again in the Messiah. Even if I commit a sin, I recognize it immediately without anyone telling me or looking for the exact article in the scriptures, because the Holy Spirit who lives in me immediately points it out to me, holds me back and judges me so that I realize that I have something to settle. This is how Sanctification works. Without an inner connection to the Messiah and without being born again, the Law itself leads to self-righteousness and remains vain. However, when I find myself under the reign of the Messiah, the Law comes to life within me and I begin to apply it instinctively and without any difficulty or feeling of constraint. My old man is no longer there to try to stop me, to make me love sin rather than holiness. This is what the following verses are about:

7. The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Yahushua HaMashiah our Lord. What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Yahushua HaMashiah were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as the Messiah was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Romans 5:20-6:4

It is difficult to understand with human thought what happened through the sacrifice of the Lamb. In the Jewish congregation of the time, Paul often used the following formulas: “What shall we say then…” then he continues: “…far from it-by no means…“. From the moment of Messiah’s ascension to the throne, orders come into effect that are easily misinterpreted even by Jews. “Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law, etc.” This often repeated turn also leads to the conclusion that there is certainly a change, but that there is still no essential change, but rather that something old and imperfect has become perfect and fulfilled. The law does not save, but the law that became flesh does indeed save. It is difficult even for an initiated person to understand the highest thoughts and works of Elohim, and the enemy takes maximum advantage of this human weakness: “What is the Law for, look, even Paul speaks against it …”. Again Satan takes biblical verses out of context in order to distort the truth based on partial truths.

On the other hand, he cancels in a very sneaky way the order of the laws concerning the purity and the sacrifices of the Temple explaining that even the Jews of today no longer respect them since there is no more Temple, so what is expected of us Christians?

8. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 2Thessalonians 2:3

Each law, in addition to its physical content, also has a spiritual meaning. The laws concerning sacrifices are just as valid as the others. However, the Lamb of Elohim after having shed his Blood once and for all, our sacrifices are carried over to another level and the animals are replaced by other goods which belong to us. Such is the dedication of our own lives, our families, our work, all that is ours. It is no longer the goats, lambs or other animals that we sacrifice, because this type of physical sacrifice has been made once and for all by Yahushua. But according to the pattern of this unique sacrifice, what kind of sacrifices are we able to make in spirit so that our visible lives are in harmony with the Messiah who dwells in us?

Today’s Jews no longer sacrifice animals either! Why ? Because the Temple in Jerusalem is destroyed. There is no sacrifice until the third is built. But this third Temple has existed for a long time, and it is none other than the Body of Messiah, which was built in three days. This Temple is no longer made of stone, nor of any visible physical matter, but of the Spirit. Therefore, the sacrifice must also take place at the level of the Spirit. These long written laws provide the answer to how everything should works. There is only one High Priest, Yahushua, and all of us are born again in Him are His Levites serving in the Temple. Thus all the laws concerning the Cohens and the Levites are valid concerning Yahushua and us, his disciples.

The ‘do not touch the dead’ type of law, for example, doesn’t mean that I can’t even bury my parents if they die, because I can’t touch the dead, but it does mean that I have to stand away from these spirits and from the people who carry them. Let us not be in communion with them, lest they contaminate us. But let’s be close to them so that we can preach to them the One that can bring them Life. Let us also stay away from dead actions that do not move us forward.

Another question is which laws apply only to the Jewish people and which apply to all people. Here I would like to deal only with the validity of the Law as a whole and in the context of the Time of Mercy. The rest could possibly be the subject of another lesson.

9. Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised. So then, if those who are not circumcised keep the law’s requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker. A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from Elohim. Romans 2:25-29

A recurring theme, who is to be considered as Jewish? Is there a spiritual Israel, and why keep our Jewish identity if we believe and are already in the Messiah? There is no difference between Greek and Jew? In short, let us not confuse the standard used in the judgment of each person regardless of their origins with the earthly task and call that Elohim gave to the different peoples and which do indeed differ from each other. A pagan who has become a member of the People of Elohim, who is reborn in the Messiah, can indeed be a great judgment for the Jew who has strayed from Elohim by the testimony of his life, as to how the relationship with Yahuwah must be lived.

Such a born-again non-Jew will thus be considered more circumcised than a rebellious Jew who is only circumcised under his underpants.

This purely physical form of circumcision is vain in itself. But this does not imply that anyone non-jewish suddently becomes a real and genuine Jew.

No one should deprive the Israelites of the promises, roles and tasks that Elohim has given us for a long time so that we accomplish it in the visible world. Because some tasks fall to us and no one else is capable of fulfilling them.

10. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Yahushua HaMashiah. Galatians 3:28

In the blind liberal-leftist world in which we live today, where people who dare to assert that there is even a noticeable difference between a man and a woman will soon be thrown into prison, it is more and more difficult for Christians, who are increasingly linked to the World, to understand that there is indeed a difference not only between men and women, but also between Jews and Greeks. Elohim loves us equally and no difference in His love and judgment will be made once we are in the Messiah. However, our callings remain different and distinct from each other although we have to do it together just like a married couple: precisely as a man and a woman should do together.

And if anyone still misinterprets this sentence of Paul, I invite such a person, if he is a man, to get women’s clothes and a wig, to put them on, to apply rouge to lips, then to go to church next Sunday to attend worship dressed like that. Especially if it is the pastor or other minister. In this case let him also try to imitate a woman’s voice and preach to his disciples in this way. Then, when he returns home after his brothers stared at him in dismay, let him write his impressions and experience in the comments section at the bottom of this page. And after that, let him especially go and think about when and how he will again take up and teach anything that comes from the pen of the apostle Paul.

I recommend this particularly to all those people who, out of hatred or even love of the Jew, identify themselves so much with us that they end up declaring themselves Jewish in mind, heart or whatever else. The apostle Peter warns against the arbitrary use of his companion’s hardly understandable words, as this can have serious consequences. It is better to live such a humiliating experience of transvestite in the middle of the assembly than to have one day to render an account before Yahuwah for the nonsense that one could have said while referring to Paul.

The Jewish people are not rejected. He continues to serve as an example to other peoples, even if he is not yet in the Messiah.

Before a prophecy happens to anyone, it will first be fulfilled in the visible world on the Jewish people, as a kind of prototype, as the main test. (The Soa is an example of this). This is what it means to be a chosen or a prophetic people, chosen and set apart by Elohim for eternity for a different and special task. This also applies to the messianic age even when the great part of the people persists in not recognizing the Messiah in Yahushua.

The law of circumcision also applies only to Jews, including those who are in the Messiah, since one must continue to wear the physical and visible sign of the old Covenant while having circumcision of the heart in addition as a sign of Grace, of the same Covenant that had been revived.

However, our circumcision in Messiah can only be like that of Theophilus, so that we can serve our people. The sign of the perfect and final Covenant is through Water and Fire. Our physical circumcision only serves to open the doors to the traditional members of our people so that we can bring the Gospel back to them.

This task is ours alone and is eternal. But if we become unfaithful to Elohim, then a non-Jew circumcised in heart can humiliate a circumcised in flesh by being more righteous than him. At the final count, in our judgment, however, we will enjoy no advantage because of our Jewishness. In fact, we’ll be in a worse situation than the others having always been the eldest compared to them. The more we have been entrusted with, the more we will be held to account. This is why no one should be jealous! In spirit, one can be a descendant of Abraham by faith, like the people of Elohim by the Messiah, but spiritual Israel does not exist.

Israel and Judah, are the first wife of Elohim and the eldest. They are not to be mixed up with its younger sister: Ephraim which is the next Bride of Elohim.

Learn more about the nature of the election of the Israelite people in: Chosen People : What does that really mean ?

11. In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one Elohim. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless ? Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed Elohim, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called Elohim’s friend. You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone. In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. James 2:17-26

What kind of actions is James talking about here? Where can the works come from? Of our human will, of well-intentioned humanism, of our desire to please? When Abraham believed and acted accordingly, did he not obey the word of Elohim and his Commandments which he had known up to that time? (Since Abraham lived before Moses, he could not have known all of the revealed Law, yet there were laws he knew even in his uncircumcised state centuries before Moses.) Works are nothing but the observance of the Law, their acceptance and obedience. How could I act if I don’t know the law? Without the law, there are no possible good actions.

Faith without deeds is dead. That is to say that faith is dead without the law, and grace is meaningless without it!

Anyone who thinks it is possible to act well outside the Will, Word and Law of Elohim is mistaken!

In conclusion, I would like to end this teaching not with the words of Paul, but from our Lord Yahushua HaMashiah himself:

12. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:18-20

As I have written before in another teaching, Paul spoke in many ways, because he was speaking to very different people in terms of state and spiritual maturity. In Yahushua’s day no one had yet been born in the Spirit, for the Ruach HaKodesh had not yet been sent to fill the disciples at least not so widely.

And if we don’t understand Paul, let’s stick to Yahushua’s words. Let us always and mainly base ourselves on what Yahushua says, because Paul is not the messiah. However, through Paul, the Messiah spoke in a way that many do not/cannot/ or even do not want to understand since the are not willing to grow. Above all, Paul must not become a cornerstone over whom many stumble to their own ruin, as the apostle Peter said concerning his colleague who is sometimes so hard to understand. (2 Peter 3:15-16)

Additional Writings: The Essence of the Law, Commandments in Yahushua HaMashiah?, Paul and the Law 1

zeev shlomo / richard sipos / 21.04.2021

Paul and the Law 1

Paul and the Law 1

Concerning the “contradictions” of the apostle Paul

Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that Elohim gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. 2Peter 3:15-16

Chaos reigns in the Church due to certain statements of Paul that are difficult to interpret. This is what we will try to remedy with these two following teachings.

If we really want to be honest, everyone may have noticed at least once in their life that Paul seems to be in total contradiction, both with the Old Testament, with Yahushua’s statements, and even with his own.

However, we must agree on one fundamental truth:

There is NOT and CANNOT be any contradiction

in those writings which were inspired by the Holy Spirit of Elohim and preserved by the same Spirit during the processes which men commonly call canonization.

From now on, we must no longer run away from what seems difficult to us, even withdraw what is good then to sweep the rest under the carpet. We should rather ask persistently that Ruach HaKodesh enlighten us and give us the answers to these cardinal questions.

Jews and Christians agree on one essential thing concerning the character of Paul. According to both parties:

Paul is the one who “canceled” the Law.

This is considered sacrilege in the eyes of the Jews and an ultimate blessing for the Greeks.

On one side – the Jews – considers it a scandal that someone should claim that the law is no longer an aim to be achieved and that the main task of man is not to keep it. On the other side, the Nations which were originally outlaws when they did not yet know Yahushua HaMashiah, always seek to benefit only from the positive sides of the Alliances and neglect what seems to them to be difficult or unpleasant.

Paul stood between these two extremist and erroneous perceptions of what our relationship with Elohim should be. It is in this state of spiritual middle ground that we should all be like Paul. He warned that we refrain from following the spirit of the Pharisees who bet everything on the Law and the works that flow from it, so as not to trample the sacrifice of the Lamb of Elohim.

At the time when most of the first disciples were newly converted Jews straight out of traditional Judaism, the detachment and purification from Babylonian Judaism had not yet been fully accomplished. It was not yet entirely clear to them what the difference was between the laws added by the “Babylonian wises” and those disclosed to Moses by Yahuwah himself.

But the problem is far from being that simple. Because the original Commandments can also be approached in two different manners. The original Law can be interpreted Pharisaically and not spiritually. When we obey the Father’s Word in order to obtain retribution and avoid punishment, we do so only out of self-love. But we can also obey our Father’s will out of love for Him without expecting any reward from Him, but just “to please Him”. It is this form of obedience that comes from pure and unconditional love that is the right path. It is when his perfect Son lives in our hearts and directs us from within which is the sign that the Commandments have been engraved and fulfilled within us.

The first attitude is self-righteous, that is to say formal, on the basis of mutual concessions, as in a contract between two business partners. Not by faith and heart, but by reason, not by love of Yahuwah, but by fear of him, as we can mainly see it today in religions like Islam where believers are scared to death of their god who they are serving as slaves rather than sons.

We are all to be sons of Elohim through the Ruach HaKodesh, when the Spirit of the Son Yahushua fills up our hearts to rule from within.

Thus the Messiah applies the Law in us, without we having to make the effort to respect it. It simply starts to work by itself inside of us, as if by instinct.

Paul therefore attacks both false Judaism, which is fundamentally human, but he also goes against this fulfillment of the original Law which is based on the effort of man wanting to perfect himself. This human effort is futile and harmful. Both lead to death.

Why does Paul contradict Yahushua? “We are no longer under the law” vs. “Not a iota will pass from the law…”?

Let’s start from a fundamental principle that we must apply in all circumstances:

If there is a contradiction between the words of Yahushua and those of any other character in the Bible, the standard is ALWAYS what Yahushua says.

If we don’t understand, let’s not cling to what is most sympathetic to us or what theologians have put in our heads over the centuries. Until we are wise and spiritually mature enough to understand Paul’s words which are indeed often very difficult to understand, we must hold very firmly and exclusively to the word of Yahushua and act accordingly, for no evil can result from this.

Then, when we reach the level of maturity and sufficient obedience, we realize that ultimately

Paul never contradicted Yahushua

The big difference between them was that unlike Yahushua’s message, Paul’s message was primarily aimed to people who were already born again and were of very different spiritual ages and states. Yahushua was in a “simpler” situation one might say, since everyone was on the same spiritual level and no one had yet been born again and received the Holy Spirit.

Law begets death

The letter kills and the Spirit gives life.

2 Corinthians 3:6

The law is a dangerous weapon like a knife. With it you can kill, mutilate and injure if it is considered as a simple letter, but it can also be used to feed, to cut tumors and gangrene, even to defend oneself, in a word to maintain and preserve Life, if it is lived in the Spirit.

The question of the weak

The root of the all that seems contradictory in what Paul says, is the concept of weakness. He puts all laws and commandments of Elohim to the background for the weak, for those who are still children in spirit so that we do not burden them with things that do not yet concern them. The subjects which concern the elder ones must not be treated in the ears of the youngests so that no false custom, dogma and other tradition comes to veil the heart of the children. If they would forced themselves to do things instead of letting the Messiah shape them from within, it would only lead them away from the Spirit of the Messiah.

Because the law of LIFE and LOVE prevails over all others.

If a law has been re-established in us and which is not yet in our neighbour, let us avoid teaching them to obey it, because instead of accompanying him on the path of sanctification, we would put him again under the curse of the law. Thus his relation to the law would reduce to the letter, to formalities, to self-righteousness, in a word, to religiosity. We would make him a Pharisee and not a disciple capable of discerning by himself through the Spirit of what he should think and act in a given situation and a given moment in his journey. He would end up obeying the decrees in the hope of obtaining more rewards and blessings and would miss the conduct of the Ruach who in turn would end up momentarily withdrawing for lack of submission to Him.

The commandments have been fulfilled in me when I no longer obey them by constraint, but rather instinctively, without thinking about it and even by deeply desiring to fulfill them and not even being able to imagine doing otherwise.

It is good to be able to resist temptation. But if the problem is not solved at the level of the spirit and we obey the will of Elohim only at the cost of internal struggles, sooner or later big problems will arise in our spiritual life. What I still have to resist when I am already born again is a sin from which I am not free yet. It is therefore necessary to get rid of it, to clean it so that the power of the Messiah does not stop progressing in me. This mechanism is nothing more than the

PROCESS OF SANCTIFICATION

Sin is the root of all disorder and all hindrances. Only the law can expose sin. And Yahushua can free us from sin by applying the Commandments. Because He is High Priest who executes judgment against sin in our hearts – on the level of our minds.

We are the Temples of His Spirit and He ministers in us as a High Priesthood according to the order of Melkishedek and according to all the Commandments concerning the High Priests which have long since been disclosed in the Torah. Instead of calves, heifers, goats and other animals, he burns our remaining sins through the execution of the Law.

This can manifest itself at the level of our relations with our environment in the visible world: relations die, others revive or arise; links are broken, others strengthened; hitherto hostile people suddenly change their attitude towards us; our living conditions stabilize or even improve; etc. But I am thinking here above all of the internal problems of our person which, like obstacles, prevent us from moving forward.

At the root of all sin is the breaking of a law. In the long run this involves death if we do not detach ourselves from sin, but can also beget life if the Spirit of Messiah frees us from it. It is by letting Yahushua apply the sentence against sin that is in me that he frees me from it at the same time. So it is He, Yahushua, who takes the place of sin in my heart so that His Law will henceforth be applied in and through me. I thus obey the order given, because it is living inside of me and acts by itself, without effort, like breath that gives life.

The weak need milk. He needs to experience and see Grace, the Good News, deliverance, healing, so that his faith is strengthened. Then he will gradually begin to hunger for more and more solid food. Sooner or later

you must have the curiosity to learn what the Word contains including the commandments found in the 5 books of Moses.

If we want to know the essence of the Messiah more and more in depth, then we must let this process begin.

And while masses of teachers preach the denial of the law, still greater masses of believers are deprived of this curiosity and the ability to go in search of solid food by themselves, not through teachers, but independently, as spiritual adults, through the direct guidance and teaching of the Ruach HaKodesh. When, according to the promise, we no longer teach one another (Jeremiah 31:33 and Hebrew 8:11).

We all have to reach this level of spiritual maturity thus letting the Ruach HaKodesh fulfilling this promise in us and stop teaching our own sipirtual children when they also become adults like us. Just as in the case of a physical family. We are not the same parents for our adult children than we were when they were children. Once they grow up, we must at best standing before them as witnesses and examples.

Let us therefore not forbid anyone to eat rabbit or pig, to celebrate Sunday and Christmas, or to give foreign names to the Eternal, as long as these people do it with a pure heart and that they are still immature in spirit, for we would offend them. And, if he listened to us and returned to the originals, to what is holy, but it is not Ruach HaKodesh who restores these questions in his heart and at the appropriate time, but me and at the level of his intellect, then I would have labored in vain.

Because it is possible to be saved even by drowning in pork, if the Savior catches us in time and we say yes to him. No one should try to force or accuse someone who, out of purity of heart, does not yet comply with a decree that has already become important and natural for us.

But if you are no longer part of the weaks, because you are already an adult or at least mature enough to move on to more serious things, then stop playing the child and pretending not to be concerned with all the Word of Elohim. Because if you keep shying away and refusing to know and obey the law, you’ll end up in big trouble.

From a certain age, we can also be beaten with sticks if we continue our childishness.

In our ministry, we are not to play little christs judging the weak, but to present the merciful Yahushua to them. Because the time for the return of the Messiah who judges has not yet arrived. The time of Grace is still going on, but the Law remains eternal and valid. Anyone who preaches otherwise is preaching a foreign gospel. The fact is that the Law is applied by Ruach HaKodesh in the life of each individual, according to their spiritual age.

We mustn’t teach the crude law to our younger brothers but rather show them the way to walk with the Ruach HaKodesh who can fix the living Commandments in their hearths.

Then when we are convinced that they are also being directed from within by Ruach HaKodesh, then we can begin to witness how He has restored the Commandments within ourselves.

Read more: Paul and the Law 2

Related articles: The Essence of the Law, Commandments in Yahushua HaMashiah?

ZeevShlomo/RichardSipos/2021.03.21

Prophet Ezekiel’s Message for Christmas

Prophet Ezekiel’s Message for Christmas

Again, he said, “You will see them doing things that are even more detestable.” Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of Yahuwah, and I saw women sitting there, mourning the god Tammuz. He said to me, “Do you see this, son of man? You will see things that are even more detestable than this.” He then brought me into the inner court of the house of Yahuwah, and there at the entrance to the temple, between the portico and the altar, were about twenty-five men. With their backs toward the temple of Yahuwah and their faces toward the east, they were bowing down to the Sun in the east. He said to me, “Have you seen this, son of man? Is it a trivial matter for the people of Judah to do the detestable things they are doing here? Must they also fill the land with violence and continually arouse my anger? Ezekiel 8:13-17

In addition to our previous articles, where we have already discussed the spiritual problems and the corrupt roots of Christmas, I would like to summarize in a little more detail what is the historical and pagan context of this holiday. See also the article: The prohibition of the “sacred tree”.

In the best of cases, Christian pastors teach their flocks that they must rely on their own conscience and that everyone must judge their relationship to this feast for themselves. In a somewhat loose way like Pilate: “I wash my hands of it, let everyone do as they see fit and in accordance with what the Spirit allows them to do.” Based on what is described here below, I now specifically encourage those who are in the Spirit and who have been filled with the Holy Spirit at some time to trust not their conscience, but their stomach, regarding how they will now position themselves in relation to this celebration which is frankly dark and demonic.

The revival of this feast was one of the key stages in the Christianization of the pagan world and at the same time in the paganization of Christianity. By safeguarding and Christianizing at the same time the greatest pagan festival, the power of the time succeeded in a “master” trick, thus ensuring that the peoples did not rebel against the new religion adopted by the Emperor Constantine. The main tool in the greatest attempt ever perpetrated against the Body of Messiah by the foundation of the Roman church is as usual: mixture.

Winter Solstice Celebration

The gradual return of light from the shortest and therefore darkest day of the year was considered a very great event among all the peoples of antiquity. From here, light begins to take over darkness.

The symbol seems really conducive to the celebration of the birth of Yahushua, the Savior of the world, the advent of the Light of the world coming on earth. We can say that the situation lends itself perfectly to the mixture of the two.

However, the Holy Scriptures do not state exactly when Yahushua was born, and most importantly, Elohim never gave instructions for anyone’s birthdays to be celebrated, including his own. It is not known why this subject is so taboo for Elohim and according to the original Jewish traditions, but it is so, like it or not.

Adding anything to the commandments as well as to the feasts is a problem in itself, but the situation is aggravated by the fact that

the day of the celebration of the vilest spirits was appointed to commemorate the birth of the Most Holy,

and what is more, by having preserved all the range of the original pagan symbols which are attached to it.

The real and deep root of this holiday is none other than people’s instinctive desire to cheer themselves up during such a dark period.

Before anyone makes the mistake of explaining their relationship to this feast by saying that Elohim purifies everything and that we have freedom in the Messiah to do whatever we want, let us instead reflect on the reasons why we still into this feast which obviously has long since turned into a real capitalist and consumer orgy. We are silent about the hidden side of Christmas, because eventually we are afraid of suffering more rejection from the world and from other Christians who are up to their necks in it? We wish for diplomatic concern, to preserve a good understanding and especially not to spoil a holiday which after all is still mainly celebrating the birth of the baby Jesus? Are we tired of always standing out from others and refraining from attacking a feast for fear of going against the Messiah and being accused of blasphemy? The question is exactly the same as in the case of the change from Shabbat to Sunday. See the article: Saturday / Sunday

Christmas: the feast of the Sun and other deities

Let’s see the main examples of foreign deities that have been celebrated at the end of December since the dawn of time:

Nimrod / Tammuz

Nimrod means: he will rebel. Nimrod, who was also called deer, claimed to be the Sun god. All sorts of orgies and parties seasoned with human sacrifices were organized in his honor, the “climax” of which was the sacrifice of children at the stake, from which, incidentally, the symbol of the Yule log comes.

Nimrod married his own mother Semiramis, to whom their son Tammuz was born on December 25. According to popular lore, Tammuz is the reincarnation of Nimrod, who eventually died in a forest where a pine tree grew from the remains of his body. In commemoration of his death, people went to meditate every December 25 at the foot of this fir tree where Tammuz brought them all kinds of gifts from the hereafter.

Nimrod and Tammuz are often depicted in arts as children sitting on the knees of their mother, Semiramis. It is directly from here that the representation of the Virgin Mary with the child Jesus comes.

Saturn

He was also celebrated on December 25. Here human sacrifices have been replaced by gladiatorial fights which outcome was often fatal. The Saturnalia lasted a whole month during which people indulged in drinking parties and various orgies. During this period, another holiday, the Juvenalia specifically celebrated youth, children and fertility. Meanwhile, the roman upper and ruling class was worshiping Mithras – the Persian sun god.

Saturn was often depicted with a scythe and a celestial chariot. Here, the draft animals were not reindeers as in the case of Santa Claus, but giant snakes. Saturn, the Roman Chronos, was the principality who, according to mythology, devoured his own son to avoid him from eventually usurping his throne when becoming an adult. The spirit of Saturn is directly related to Santa Claus and still worshed through him till today.

Other foreign deities

We could go on making a long list of all the names of foreign spirits which the various pagans associated with light and Sun and which are thus celebrated to this day. Here, I will only mention a few from the best known examples:

Re/Ra/Oziris, Mithras, Helios/Dionysos, Sol Invictus, Lucia, …

The Roman attack on the Church, the real one, to which I often refer, when Constantine the Great, in his effort to assimilate everything, mix and thus falsify the original, incorporated here the celebration of the anniversary of Yahushua in the greatest feast celebrated worldwide by all people.

Puritan American Christians banned the celebration of Christmas until the middle of the 19th century. We know that masses of renewed Christians have emigrated to America. The Reformation has already settled this question once in the past. Later, due to marketing and capitalist interests, the feast was restored in order to push the masses into consumption. This affected the Christian communities, which began to feel a kind of lack during this coldest period.

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Do you still sacrifice your children to Moloch?

Millions of people trick their children into believing that there is a nice old man with a white beard and dressed in red clothes who distributes sweets and gifts as a reward to the children according to whether they have been good or not. They are brought before the image of an old “wise man” with a paternal face to whom they can write and even pray to win his clemency. What happens in such a case, at the spiritual level?

What kind of idol do people get their own children used to?

Wouldn’t these practices be a way of teaching them how to make idols from an early age?

In addition,

what image does the child have of Elohim,

if he is encouraged so early to ask some spiritual authority for all kinds of nice gifts after playing the nice boy or girl in order to obtain a reward? Isn’t this what we call religiosity, self-righteousness or pharisaism? Earn your salvation based on your deeds?

Are we surprised that there are so many believers who still see the Savior as an idol, a “little” Jesus who distributes gifts i.e. blessings and money in the context of current adult Christian?

To accustom our children to this kind of idols is simply to mislead them and develop in them a false image of Elohim and Yahushua. Wouldn’t this process just be

the sacrifice by fire of the spirit of our children on the altar of Moloch?!

As I mentioned in my other article on the prohibition of child sacrifice, every compromise with the world is a kind of spiritual sacrifice, the spiritual burning of our children, which can have serious repercussions on their adult life and their relationship with Elohim. See Do not follow the World

Notice the reaction of almost every small child when they are first placed on the lap of a man dressed as Santa Claus. They cry and scream in terror, many parents don’t even understand why. They think it’s because it’s an eccentrically dressed stranger. After a few years, the child grows up and gets used to the phenomenon, thus ending up crying. But what the children feel at first, in my opinion, is rather the foreign spirit that hides behind this masquerade and the spiritual sacrifice in which they do not want to take part and even less to be the victims.

Does the question still arise?

May those who have no children not be deceived. Those who celebrate alone or with their partner, parents or friends do nothing more than worship Satan without even suspecting it. Whether atheists or believers, the situation is the same.

The enemy doesn’t care if you believe in him or not, Christmas remains his unholy holiday in any case.

The acceptance of such a circus strongly impacts the spiritual state of people who submit to it or who do not warn of its dangers. In the case of Christians, this kind of festivities strongly affects their personal relationship with the Savior and the Father and distort even further the altered image they have of Him.

Yahushua has no intention of purifying anything that is unclean and rotten. The soiled roots must be dug up, cut off and thrown into the fire. Unclean spirits act even when we don’t believe and think about them. We activate them and empower them by letting them act. But as in all things, the time of ignorance is tolerated by Yahuwah, the Eternal. However, after the recognition of a problem, when a new imposture is unmasked, we can easily slip into a state of conscious rebellion if we do not purify ourselves of it. This kind of conscious rebellion will sooner or later lead to tragic consequences.

In conclusion, I recommend continuing to read chapters 8 and 9 of the book of Ezekiel.

Let’s be shrewd and use these false feasts for the benefit of Yahushua

Christmas is only good for one thing:

to minister to unbelievers who no longer commemorate the birth and existence of Yahushua except on this cursed day.

We have the opportunity to commemorate the birth of our Savior Yahushua HaMashiah and all other events related to Him at any time. The holidays, whether true or false, are an opportunity for us to bear witness to the Savior that many do not yet know, or only in this rudimentary form. Because religious holidays, original or not, are the occasions when even non-believers question a lot of things concerning Life and thus have their hearts more open and better prepared to receive the Gospel.

Christmas can thus be the occasion to bear witness to the Messiah so that the following year it is no longer celebrated, because the person will also have entered the Heavenly Sanctuary: the Body of the Messiah, where the Feasts of the Eternal become Eternal.

See also the article: The Feasts of Yahuwah in Yahushua, The prohibition of the “sacred tree”, New Year’s Day: When the Messiah was born!

Instead of merry christmas, wishing you further blessed reformations:

Sipos Szabó Richard & Anna / 18/12/2022

Tools of Deception 3 – BRAKING

Tools of Deception 3 – BRAKING

In the previous two articles, we discussed two of Satan’s main tools to thwart Elohim’s plan. Overtaking and pushing to extremes are maneuvers that serve the same purpose, which is none other than wasting our time. When he feels unable to divert the chosen ones from the right path, he tries to lead them into dead ends and detours, in order to steal our time, our energy and cause infertility. All of this prevents us from fulfilling our calling and our own spiritual growth is greatly impaired.

Our previous two topics, OVERTAKING and PULLING TO THE EXTREMES, both serve essentially to RESTRAIN us.

The line of Cain for that of Seth, Ishmael for Isaac and Esau for Jacob, all are a repelling force of the enemy in order to overthrow the Plan of Elohim.

When he deceives believers into EXTREMISMS and human dogmas arise from certain truths, thus degrading their spiritual restoration into a false self-righteous effort, he once again slows us down, in some cases even brings us to a complete halt on the path the sanctification of the whole Body of Christ.

It is precisely these recurring stops or blockages that inspire many to get out and continue the true race on the Narrow Path so that the torch of the Messiah would never be extinguished.

Retention forces

There are, however, other factors that can slow our progress in ministry besides getting ahead and pushing to extremes. This is when they try to hold us back from moving forward.

Some hold us back by clinging to our clothes/our ministry

When we waste our time evangelizing people who have no intention of submitting to Yahoshuwa and forsaking their sins, but just wish to pour out their misery on us and are only looking for someone to listen to them and above all to support them in what they think is the truth. In such cases of apparent unwillingness to change and accept the only solution to their problems is to refer them to a psychologist, for this type of mental health ministry is not the purview of Yahushua’s followers.

we find One of the earliest examples of this mechanism in the life of Abram: When his nephew Lot clung directly to him following his call to come out from among his people. Nowhere do we read that Yahuwah allowed or even asked Abram to take anyone with him except his own men and cattle. Learn more about Lot and Abraham in the article in the paragraph: Lot the righteous.

Lot put Abram, his people, his wealth, his inheritance and his time in great peril. And before separating from his uncle, his men even became source of conflicts with the men of Abraham.

This phenomenon not only robs us of our time and energy, but can easily become a source of remorse as well if we are not mature enough in Spirit. For lack of spiritual vision, we stop to discuss and get bogged down in vain details of the life of people who do not even want to advance in humility towards the Messiah, but assail us with their miseries and after a while we have no clue of what to say or advise them. We then begin to accuse ourselves of not being up to it and of having failed in the call that we have received from our Master.

We often see during street evangelisms, for example, that some people do not feel the limit when the time for patience and love towards our neighbor has expired and another rule comes into force: the one of stepping forward and shaking the dust off our feet. Many waste their time listening to people’s life stories and get into useless discussions focusing on details of private life instead of drawing attention to the Global and Final Solution which is REPENTANCE, followed by BAPTISM of WATER and of FIRE.

In many cases, false humanism rubs shoulders with the love of Christ. This is seen especially in women, when they stop and chat for long waisting precious minutes with people who are obviously not interested in Christ, but who often expect us either for money or for we agree with their theories on life and on “God”. We don’t have to let people with no intention of setting foot on the path of submission rob us our time and energy while those who would be open to the gospel pass through us withouth having the chance to encounter with us. We must imperatively learn to recognize in a few seconds who are the people of peace, those whose hearts are prepared to hear and receive the Gospel.

As in the case of Abraham, we allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by the presence of people who obstruct and who do not want to move forward. It is up to us to always look ahead, recognize and focus on those who have the potential to truly become disciples like us.

Let us turn away from these superfluous false ministries and learn to stop them in time so that we can turn to the real ones.

The rescuer is also not going to grab the clothing of the suicidal person who wishes to jump out of the window for fear of not being dragged down himself in his fall. Know that the one who is not open to the gospel is such a suicidal person which is better to let go in time.

Maintaining in a state of spiritual childhood

Another very common brake in Christianity and which slows down the progress of many disciples is when they remain consciously or not under the authority of their spiritual fathers. When we see many Christians going on living for years on the food of the same person(s) when they themselves should be teachers of their own spiritual children since long. It is obvious that there is a very big problem. By dint of always depending on others, we end up never becoming servants or fathers for others. This is how most churches and assemblies work. Often without realizing it, they are still built and functioning on the model of Catholicism, where the same handful of pastors are endlessly teaching hundreds or even thousands of people. Thus are the most ultra-neo-Pentecostal and Protestant circles still building their little Vaticans today, with their little popes surrounded by their little altar boys.

I discuss this subject in more detail and draw attention to the solution to this scourge in several of my articles: e.g. The Acts of the Disciples

Other examples of BRAKES

The list of various spiritual brakes that prevent us from advancing in our ministry, our sanctification, in a word, on the Narrow Path could go on indefinitely. In this article, I would just like to introduce those that I have met the most often in recent years.

I encourage all readers to write in the comments what are the have broke or still breaks them in their own life of disciples in order to dismantle as many evil schemes as possible and help us each other to evolve in the right rythm on our way of Sanctification.

So let’s meet in the comments below.

Also see: Tools of Deception 1 – OVERTAKING, Tools of Deception 2 – PULLING TO EXTREMES

RichardSipos/11/25/2022

Tools of Deception 2 – PULLING TO EXTREMES

Tools of Deception 2 – PULLING TO EXTREMES

In the previous article, we saw that the enemy can hinder our progress on the Narrow Path by using the tool of falsification and overtaking in order to prevent the fulfillment of the true events/blessings of Yahuwah.

He is thus able to hinder or even thwart our race towards the goal with an additional strategy which is none other than to

DEVIATE our trajectory to the right or left in order to push us to the EXTREMITIES

It is through the process of the Reformation that we can once again observe the functioning and the harmful consequences of this demonic work.

Dualism and Cold War

One of Satan’s best tools to deceive mankind is undoubtedly dualism. He divides and then create animosity between the parties. With each step that mankind makes in history, he offers two camps: The one of INSUFFICIENCY and The one of EXAGGERATION. Communism vs. Capitalism, Left vs. Right, Anarchists vs. Fascists, etc. History has showed us lots of them.

Beginning with ROME, several great empires of the world have succeeded in preserving their power on the basis of the principle of “DIVIDE AND RULE”.

When the time comes for the restoration of a TRUTH that arises in the hearts of certain believers and Satan sees that he cannot prevent its fulfillment, he sometimes also chooses the tactic of letting things happen and not of getting ahead of them. He stops for a moment and allow things to go on their way. He let people get out of churches causing divisions so that the renewed believers can start their own new movements and churches.

Then, using the run-up force of these renewed christians approaching the happy medium, he suddenly comes up from behind and gives them a good kick in the back in order to swing them into the other extreme so that they would not remain spiritually balanced.

Because when a split occurs, accusations, exclusion, disputes, cursing, damnation and even physical persecution begin. In any case, those who want to be renewed are designated as heretics, rebels against “God” and are damned by those who remain in the previous spiritual state. These accusations greatly wound and weaken those who desire nothing more than to pursue the path of sanctification in obedience to the Spirit of the Messiah.

It is precisely these wounds that the enemy uses to reintroduce human domination instead of the exclusive guidance of the Holy Spirit, thus creating a mixed spirituality among the freshly reformed ones.

The wound is transformed into hatred, then hatred breeds war, then from the war arise a constant need to justify oneself. This self-justification throws a human veil over what was the originally coming from the Spirit. Thus the new reforms become dogmas which are managed by human wills and no longer by the action of the Spirit of Elohim. Moreover, little by little we begin to grant those reforms a disproportionate importance and sometimes even making them a conditions for Salvation.

Reforms become dogmas, dogmas become conditions of Salvation.

Here come into play all kinds of excess and all sorts of unbiblical Christian phenomena and functionings. This condition affects the members of the communities from which these renewed believers come, thus acting as a confirmation that they were right after all. This freezes them even more in their state of spiritual deficiency which also adds to the extremism of the other camps in a never ending whirl. The differences become more and more extensive and virulent, generating a spiritual chasm that goes on increasing like an infernal spiral.

External witnesses seeing this situation, non-believers, often have no choice but to side with one side or the other and take part in the fighting. Or, what happens more often is that they choose to stay in the world because they see that something went really wrong in the Christian world. This is how we prevent many people from repenting and converting to Yahushua HaMashiah.

Some examples of these dualistic extremisms:

Without further comment or explanation, let’s examine some of these extremes. The list is not complete, and for better illustration, it does not contain exclusively Christian tendencies and camps.

Perhaps this will help many people in determining where they stand in relation to the only right and middle path – which is Yehoshua HaMashiah – and where it is worth stopping, perhaps turning back or moving on – always bearing in mind that even the truth is distorted by the enemy.

Since the spiritual state of a person is too complex to be considered and analyzed in two dimensions, we must pay attention to the fact that we can be affected in several categories at the same time, so that we can deviate from the steady state of the Holy Spirit to more directions.

  1. Overheated Charismatics / Anti-Charismatics
  2. Gospel of Prosperity / Gospel of Austerity
  3. Tongues Speakers / Prophetizers
  4. Fans of Jews / Anti-Semites
  5. Rightists / Leftists
  6. Republicains / Democrates
  7. Legalists / Antinomists (libertarians)
  8. Doctrine of the stern and ruthless “God” / Doctrine of the ever-loving and all-forgiving “God”
  9. Those making witchcraft from the Last Supper / Those reducing It to a mere symbol
  10. Sabbatists / Sunday Christians

It must be said that the devil always hides in half-truths. So, most of the time,

the opposing camps clash on the basis of all biblical, but apparently contradictory truths

The best tool for generating these disputes are those of Paul’s statements that are seemingly contradictory and often difficult to interpret. These are the favorite Bible verses of the enemy that he is using in order to divide the Body of Messiah.

The solution is not to nullify the arguments of one side for the benefit of the other, but both parties must recognize that something is wrong with them as well and accept it in humility in order to settle the problem before Yahuwah, in Yahushua HaMashiah. This is how a rapprochement can begin, not by accepting differences, but freed from human excesses, under the full guidance of the Spirit of the Messiah.

Because even ecumenism is such a false preliminary, which mixes everything up instead of working on true unity, where, cleansed of all impurity, we reunite in the one Holy Spirit.

Today, symbolically, I am posting this article on November 11. May there finally be an Armistice Day also in the Body of the Messiah.

The next article will be a sort of condensed version of the first two: Tools of Deception 1 – OVERTAKING, Tools of Deception 3 – BRAKING

RichardSipos/2022/11/11

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