The saying “Truth is stranger than fiction” is an accurate assessment of this article, but will only be “stranger than fiction” to those who are not lovers of Truth! Please consider;
2Th 2:9-10 “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood, and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth, in order for them to be saved.”
So, without a “love of the truth” one cannot be saved. Not my words, Paul’s. But he was only confirming what was said by the Messiah in John 14:6“I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
And HE also stated when praying to HIS FATHER in John 17:17 “Set them apart in Your truth – Your Word (both written and Living) is truth.”
So, without having a “love of the truth” as well as embracing THE ONE Who IS TRUTH, one cannot be saved and cannot come to the FATHER!
Hmmm…That is concerning! Why? Because there are approximately 250 million (Protestant) Christians in the World today. America has the majority of them with approximately 140 million! Combine that with the 70 million Catholics who also refer to themselves as Christians in America making the total approaching ¼ of a billion people in America who consider themselves to be an expression of Christianity! But that’s not what I’m concerned about. My concern stems from the fabrication of a savior who is being propagated as one who is not in line with how the scriptures portray the true messiah. I am not in opposition to what the scriptures say. I am in opposition to how the scriptures have been twisted to produce a whole different version of who HE is! The following 6 Reasons detail my concerns;
Christians and non-Christians alike have been told that The Messiah’s name is Jesus. That is simply and unequivocally not true. HE, The True Messiah of The Scriptures would never have responded to someone calling to HIM using the name Jesus. Neither would HE today! HE was not Greek / Roman / Latin. HE descended from Judah (Yehudah), born to a Hebrew maiden and had numerous Hebrew half brothers / sisters. HE was given a Hebrew Name. His true Name is very important, as it reflects who HIS Father is and what Name HIS true followers will receive! The Greek “Iesous”, a Greek healing entity is NOT who HE is. To intentionally call on another for salvation is not wise. Lets consider what HE says about HIS Name;
John 5:43 “I have come in My Father’s Name (YAH in Psalm 68:4 KJV – see note)and you do not receive Me, if another comes in his own name, him you would receive.”(note; The letter “J” did not exist when Psalm 68 was penned)
Act 4:11-12 “This is ‘the stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone. And there is no deliverance in anyone else, for there is no other Name under the heaven given among men by which we need to be saved.”
Rev 3:12 “He who overcomes, I shall make him a supporting post in the Dwelling Place of My Elohim, and he shall by no means go out. And I shall write on him the Name of My Elohim and the name of the city of My Elohim, the new Yerushalayim, which comes down out of the heaven from My Elohim, and My new Name.”
The Greek / Roman / Latin fabricated version of their Messiah, named Jesus, appears to be a brown/blondish haired, blue-eyed foreigner (Caucasian), who allows his followers to carve, engrave, tattoo, carry, kiss, bow to, worship and wear various forms of images of himself. These practices are in absolute opposition to The Scriptures! Consider;
Exodus 20:4-6“You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth, you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, YAHweh your Elohim am a jealous EL, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands.”
Psalm 81:9 “Let there be no strange mighty one among you, And do not bow down to a foreign mighty one.
The Greek / Roman / Latin fabricated version of their Messiah, who they have named Jesus, allows his followers to observe the Roman Catholic sabbath in revering the sun. (Sun-day; the day dedicated to the sun) The True Messiah according to the Scriptures did not do so nor would HE today because it is not True.
Mark 1:21 And they went into Kephar Nahum, and immediately on the Sabbath He went into the congregation and taught.
Luke 6:6 And it also came to be on another Sabbath, that He entered into the congregation and taught, and there was a man whose right hand was withered.
Luke 13:10 And He was teaching in one of the congregations on the Sabbath…
The context of all three of these examples finds The Master in the assembly “on the Sabbath” teaching. All three also are commentaries of HIM “healing”and/or casting out demons! HIS authority proves that HE was not lawless. Is today’s powerlessness among professingdom proof of the fruit of lawlessness? So, who changed HIS Seventh Day Sabbath to a sun-day observance? It wasn’t The True Messiah of The Scriptures!
(See articles “From Sabbath To Sunday – Who Changed it?”and “The Names of the Days of the Week”)
The Greek / Roman / Latin fabricated version of their messiah named Jesus teaches that the Law (Torah) of YAH was fulfilled and discontinued upon Him being impaled (crucified) and thus is no longer in effect today. This is not true. The True Messiah of The Scriptures said in;
Mat 5:17-18 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.”
Obviously, heaven and earth are still here… (See Article “Matt 5 – Destroy / Fulfill” for a more exhaustive study on what HE meant “to fulfill”)
The Greek / Roman / Latin fabricated version of their messiah named Jesus was born on December 25th and is to be celebrated by the cutting down of an evergreen tree, erecting it in their homes, decorating it and putting presents to each other under it. These pagan traditions are not endorsed in The Scriptures. (Read Yirmeyah 10:1-15 especially 3-4)
Yirmeyah 10:3-4 “For the prescribed customs of these peoples are worthless, for one cuts a tree from the forest, work for the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool. They adorn it with silver and gold, they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it does not topple.”
(See Article “Christian Holi-Days”)
The Greek / Roman / Latin fabricated version of their messiah named Jesus evidently condones the UN-scriptural observances of paganism and at the same time does not insist on the observances mandated by HIS Word. But please consider what The Scriptures say:
Reading Leviticus 23 you will see that THE Creator clearly states that these are not, as traditionalism teaches, “the festivals of Israel”, but are HIS appointments, HIS observances, HIS Sabbath, HIS Feasts in verse 2.
Beginning with the 7th Day Sabbath (signifying rest after 6 days of creation/work)
Passover,(speaks of the Spotless Lamb Slain)
Unleavened Bread, (speaks of the removal of leaven/sin)
First-fruits, (speaks of assurance of a harvest and Messiah ascending as the First-fruits from the dead)
Shavuot (speaks of the harvest that typifies The SPIRIT in those of the New Covenant Jeremiah 31:33 & Ezekiel 36:26-27)
Trumpets (speaks of HIS people hearing HIS Voice)
Day of Atonement (speaks of the final judgment at the end of the age) Sukkot (speaks of the righteous dwelling with HIM Forever).
For a more in-depth look at The Feasts of YAHweh, (see articles related to The Feasts…)
May you see the beautiful picture of redemption in/through HIS Feasts that you will not see in the observances of traditionalism!
Those recognizing HIS Appointed Times understand that the blood sacrifice of the True Messiah fulfills every aspect of every blood sacrifice and offering mentioned in the above as we acknowledge HIM yearly through each Feast bringing us revelation of what HE accomplished, of what HE is accomplishing now and what HE will accomplish in and through those who walk according to HIS Word!
The observances of traditionalism practiced by so many today say nothing of the true plan of YAHweh, nor do they accurately portray the true person of HIS Son, the True Messiah, who I believe is named Yahshua! While in my ignorance and lawlessness I taught lawlessness and error! I called YAHweh by generic titles such as LORD, GOD, ALMIGHTY, ADONAI. I also referred to HIS Son as LORD, JESUS, CHRIST. I desired Truth, but was trained in traditionalism. Finally, I heard / recognized Truth and began to pursue HIM wholeheartedly! I rejoice in every day I’ve been given in hopes of rectifying (in some small way) the error and lawlessness that I once embraced and taught! This article is an effort to reach those who have a love for Truth! My prayer is that you will respond to HIS Voice and “come out” of fabrication and never look back!