1 Thessalonians 4:1-4
I solemnly charge you before God and the Messiah Yeshua, who will judge the living and the dead when He appears and established the Kingdom: proclaim the Word! Be on hand with it whether the time seems right or not. Convict, censure and exhort with unfailing patience and with teaching. For the time is coming when people will not have patience for sound teaching, but will cater to their passions and gather around themselves teachers who say whatever their ears itch to hear. Yes, they will stop listening to the Truth, but will turn aside to follow myths.
It’s nearing the end of Passover 2017/5777. Signs have been given, whether people are true followers of Yeshua or not, everyone knows something is at the cusp of real trouble. I saw an article today that said that this month more than any time in history the words World War III have been googled in uncharted numbers. For those who are True Followers of Yeshua the Messiah, a certain veil has been lifted, and the challenge is a balance between humility and revelation. For with revelation (knowledge) come the risk of pride and deception! The single most important endeavor one can make right now is to seek and search as for priceless treasure Who is Yeshua? For we are in the Great deception, the time of a falling away, and it’s target is those who think they know – a) their Bibles and b) The One who wrote it.
You see, the deception is aimed at humanity as a whole, but it’s intensity via great persecution is targeted for those who have been found by The Truth, but having drank a little and not immersed themselves into it, can be led astray by the distortion of the Word of God, and just like in the garden at the beginning, asked: “Did God really say?” The enemies tactic never changes but does, can, and will intensify. His pattern is to replicate (as this is all he can do) everything God has done, will do, and is doing. At least as he sees it, which is far from the truth/reality we’ve been given the ability to see with through the power of the Spirit of God living within us as a result of Yeshua being our Master. As we read in countless scriptures, the most well known replication will be to destroy His (Gods) Image in mankind. I’ll not put all the Scriptures here, for part of the Truth becoming and being solidified in each soul is their own seeking, searching and finding on their own. It’s what Paul was saying when he admonished Timothy to study to show himself approved unto God. If one fails to do this, no excuses, they will be decieved. This time of deception is now aimed primarily at the Believer! Common sense alone knows that one need not waste effort trying to deceive the already deceived; Atheist, Agnostic, Catholic, Mormon, Muslim, Buddhist and the like. So common sense alone also shows that the last remaining objective is to twist and distort so subtlety and slowly and thoroughly the Word of God that points to Salvation – Yeshua, that little by little and finally quite thoroughly the Christian/True Followers of Yeshua will fall away – be deceived.
Here is a Truth, which is not worded in sequence and exactly as I will write it, but can be found in the Word of God. God does nothing on accident or without express and solid purpose. The first 66 Books of the Word of God were written in Hebrew, to a Hebrew nation by a God who chose to reveal Himself through the Hebrew people, in that language. Yeshua, His Son, was brought into that same nation, with that same language, cutting His human teeth on those same Books, complete with Torah, Tanakh, Writings, the Laws, Feast, all of it. Yeshua, Himself, said He did not come to take away all that but to COMPLETE, FILL IT UP, FULFILL IT. Yeshua, is the Whole Word of God. He celebrated the Feast that God commanded His people to keep, not because of the people, but because (look it up) they are God’s feast! There is a reason He went out of His way to make sure we did not confuse Who’s Feast they are and Why He wanted them perpetually observed.
The enemy would counterfeit them, try to change them, just like he does everything God does.
Scripture stating Who really has authority.
…in these words: “Blessed be the Name of God from eternity past to eternity future! For wisdom and power are His alone; He brings the changes of seasons and times; He installs ands deposed kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those with discernment. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what lies in darkness; and Light dwells with Him.
Here is where God’s Word warns what the Antichrist will do.
He (antichrist) will speak words against the Most High and try to exhaust the Holy ones of the Most High. He will attempt to alter the seasons and law; and the holy ones will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time.
Please don’t be distracted by the reference to time, times and half a time here. Instead focus on the words being replicated between the two references. Timelines are not the focus here. Where the craftiness of our enemy is, so that we may be discerning! Truly, if we are full of God’s wisdom and discernment, timelines won’t be a primary concern for anyone. Since we are living to be in fellowship with Yeshua all the time. The end doesn’t really change anything, except where we must be diligent and fight the good fight with the real enemy of our souls, not human flesh but the spirit of deception and deceiver himself.
You may be asking why I’m talking about these Feast and emphasize Yeshua’s birthing heritage. Put very simply, if you take Yeshua out of this context, you won’t know Him as needed to not be decieved. Also, the end times are cloaked and wrapped in His Appointed times/Feasts. How can anyone be on time for an appointment if they have been deceived into thinking the appointments have been canceled? This is a serious question, I am pressed by the Spirit to bring these questions to anyone who is searching for The Truth. The Scriptures necessary to bring you to the Truth are all right there, with the Spirit of Truth to guide you into all Truth. I can not convince one soul, I can only point to Yeshua, His Whole Word, and His Spirit to say, “That is the Way, walk thee therefore in it.” It’s the only Authority we’ve been given and indeed our call. Not mine, all followers of Yeshua!
Because Yeshua is a Hebrew, we must eliminate all images that seek to disillusion Who He is. Removing all Roman garb from His clothing, all Roman symbolism from His nature. He kept to His roots for a reason! He sent Paul, who was first and foremost among his people, at the time, versed and full of knowledge of those roots, to teach the gentiles of those Ways and Who Yeshua is. God does nothing on accident.
If we think about it, it’s no different from us. If one tries to teach someone about me, but puts my life inside a context of India, with that language and that perception, I will be unknown. Why? Because America is different, it’s language, customs and traditions shape those who grow up there, it’s also diverse and needs context. I’m American and the context of who I am has been shaped by God in that heritage. Some of which is founded on the same principles of His Kingdom, but much that has been distorted. A person born into a Spanish culture, has a richness and depth that mine does not. Remember, God is the One who diversified the nation’s, He does nothing on accident. But His purpose is that all nations, all tongues, all His creation is to come to Him, His likeness, His Kingdom; which He began at the beginning. GENESIS all the way through to Revelation, nothing added, nothing taken away. It’s not a matter our perspectives, it’s a matter of His! Yeshua was clear, He is the Way, no one else gives that access, no one, from any other heritage. It’s a narrow way, because it’s exclusive. It’s not any way, any god, any belief, any perspective. What is the need for discernment, if that is the case? Why would Yeshua speak with such authority about this subject if there is any other way?
Please don’t misunderstand the point here. I’m not saying that those who don’t know Yeshua from the Hebraic perspective are unsaved. I’m saying that there are processes to relationship. When we meet someone, we get their name, then we learn our commonalities, then we learn each other’s principles, then we learn about background – what made us who we are, what shaped our person, who was influential to our life…weaknesses/strengths, etc. There is more to Yeshua! More and more still, beyond His Hebraic roots even! Why stop at such a way station as reading the gospels and new Testament and reading other men’s perspectives? Dive into the Word, take IT as far is it can take you. He promised if we seek Him, He will make Himself found! Don’t seek your Pastors perspective on this, SEEK for yourself to know the Truth, then you shall stand firm in what God, Himself had established in you, no deception will fool you! No sleep will fall upon your eyes to lull you away. Don’t take my word for it, don’t take anyone else’s word as the final Word! Trust ONLY The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Yahweh, Elohim, El Shaddi, Salvation, God with US, Emmanuel, Yeshua the Messiah, Son of the Living God, The Word, The Way, The Truth, The Life, First and Last, The Redeemer, The Passover Lamb, Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world! Trust Him, only Him, and nothing but Him; so help you, God!
I will leave you with His Word, may He pull you into it, and lead you deeper into it, to know Him, and be awakened.
Those who act wickedly against the Covenant he (the Antichrist) will corrupt with his blandishments, but the people who know their God will stand firm and prevail. Those among the people who have discernment will cause the rest of the people to understand what is happening; nevertheless, for a while they will fall victim to the sword, fire, exile, and pillage. When they stumble, they will receive a little help, although many who join them will be insincere. Even some of those with discernment will stumble, so that some of them will be refined, purified and cleansed FOR AN END YET TO COME AT THE DESIGNATED TIME.
Another angel, a third one, followed them and said in a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and it’s image and receives the mark on his forehead or on his hand, he will indeed drink the wine of God’s fury poured undiluted into the cup of His Rage. He will be tormented by fire and sulfur before the holy angels and before the Lamb, and the smoke from their tormenting goes up forever and ever. They have no rest, day or night, those who worship the beast and it’s image and those who receive the mark of its name.” This is when perseverance is needed on the part of God’s people, those who observe His commandments and exercise Yeshua’s faithfulness.
1 Timothy 4:1-2
The Spirit expressly states that in the acharit-hayamim (latter times) some people will apostatize from the faith by paying attention to deceiving spirits taught by demons. Such teachings come from the hypocrisy of liars whose own consciences have been burned, as if with a red-hot branding iron.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way. For the Day will not come until after the Apostasy has come and the man who separates himself from Torah has been revealed, the one destined for doom. He will oppose himself to everything that people call a god or make an object of worship; He will put himself above them all, so that he will sit in the Temple of God and proclaim that he himself is God.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
Don’t you know that you people are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? So that if anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you yourselves are that temple.
✡ May grace and shalom be yours in full measure, as you come to a full knowledge of God and Yeshua our Lord. ✡