Updated 10/23/6987*  1st day of the week [01/14/07]
Updated 07/15/6996*  1st day of the week/Chag Sukkoth [09/27/15]
*Time has been set back one year to adjust for House of Yudah's membership into the UN in 1949 CE. Originally I had the time set at 1948 CE when they became a nation, but I see now that they did not put themselves under the Babylonian king’s thumb until 1949 CE. In Yirmiyah 25:12 and Daniy'Yah 9:2, YaHVeH has established a 70 year time line for the king of Babylon to be destroyed.
1 Corinthians: 13:12: For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
Scripture is taken from KJV and edited to remove blasphemous names (Rev. 17:3), words and titles and to give a more Iybriy/Hebrew rooted understanding; edited also because the "Mother of Harlots" has inserted these names to cover up the names of YaHVeH/יהוה and HIS Ben Yahvshua/יהושׁוּע, and to counterfeit a Babylonian Greco-Roman "god", "lord" "Jesus" "Christ"…etc. and promote its demonic idolatrous pagan customs and "holidays" by replacing YaHVeH's Sabbaths (Dan. 7:25).
1) How should we as believers in Yahshua stand on politics of this dying age (world)?
Yahshua is The Melek. When He walked on this earth in the flesh He knew that was one of His purposes of being born, but He Himself did not place Himself on this world’s throne nor did He allow anyone else to place Him on the throne. There are several occasions that I can recall that Yahshua rejected the politics’ and government of this world:
Mattith`Yah/Matthew: 4:8: Again, the devil took Him up to an exceeding high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the splendor/kabod of them;
M't: 4:9: And said to Him, All these things will I give You, if You will fall down and worship me.
M't: 4:10: Then said Yahshua to him, Get you away, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship YaHVeH your Elohiym, and HIM only shall you serve.
M't: 4:11: Then the devil left Him, and, observe, malakiym/Shamayim messengers came and ministered to Him.
Yahshua knew that Satan is the elohiym (mighty one) of this dying age and that YaHVeH has given Satan a certain amount of time to do his evil (Yeshayah/Isaiah 45:7; Zech. 6:5; 2 Cor. 4:4; Rev. 11:4).
Mattith`Yah: 8:29: And, observe, they cried out, saying, what have we to do with you, Yahshua, You Ben of YaHVeH? Are You come here to torment us before the time?
2 Corinthians: 4:4: In whom the elohiym of this world has blinded the minds of them, which believe not, unless the light of the spectacular/doxa/hadar glad tidings of Mashiyach, who is the image of YaHVeH, should shine to them.
This is what Yahshua said to Pilate when He was brought before him for questioning:
Yahvchanan/Yahn/Yohn: 18:33: Then Pilate/Pilatos entered into the judgment hall again, and called Yahshua, and said to him, Are You the Melek of the Yudiym?
34. Yahshua answered him, Say you this thing of yourself, or did others tell it you of Me?
35. Pilatos answered, am I a Yudiy? Your own nation and the chief koheniym have delivered You to me: what have You done?
36. Yahshua answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if My kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Yudiym: but now is My kingdom not from here.
37. Pilatos therefore said to Him, Are you a Melek then? Yahshua answered, you say that I am a Melek. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears My voice.
It’s very important for you to understand why Yahshua said, “Every one that is of the truth hears My voice.” Sense Yahshua is The MELEK of melekiym and RAB of rabbiym and it is melekiym that make laws and judgments for His people to be ruled by, those that hear His voice understand what He is referring to. Sense Yahshua is the Word of YaHVeH (Yahn 1:1) it is clear that it was Yahshua before He came in the flesh was the one who spoke those commandments that the entire assembly of Yisrael heard. Yahshua was referring to that Law/Torah that was written on stone tablets and placed INSIDE the ark as the truth through belief in Him (Shemoth/Exodus 20; 31:18; Dabariym/Deut. 4:9 – 13; 1 Melekiym/Kings 8:9; Revelation 11:19; 12:17; 14:12). Read articles:
Here is another little instance that Yahshua refused to be dragged into the politics of this world:
Luke: 12:13: And one of the company said to him, Rab, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
14. And He said to him, man, who made Me a judge or a divider over you?
If you read what Yahshua said after verse 14 you will see He did not make a decision for this man, but He did see an attitude that involves the cares of this world concerning riches. You can read the rest of the verses yourself.
There is one more occasion that comes to my mind when Yahshua refused to be placed on the throne as Melek of this present dying world:
Yahn: 6:14: Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Yahshua did, said, This is of a truth that Foreteller/Nabiy that should come into the world.
15. When Yahshua therefore perceived that they would come and take Him by force, to make Him a Melek, He departed again into a mountain Himself alone.
Yahshua knew who ruled this present evil world. Satan himself made it plain and clear to Yahshua when he took Him up on a high mountain that he had the authority to give any kingdom of his world he wanted (Mattith`Yah 4:8 – 11). Satan made it clear you must bow down and worship him before he will give you that authority. Yahshua rejected him and his governments (kingdoms) of this defeated, dying world.
2) Should we take sides with one political party over another? Or should we stay neutral when it comes to voicing our opinion on the politics of this ending age?
It is clear in my mind we, as believers in Yahshua of Nazareth cannot become members with any political party what so ever. Especially in the light of what Yahshua has showed us by His example how He rejected the political parties of this world. You must understand if you play with the political system of this world you must get in bed with this corruptible and defiled Satan influenced system. Whether it is Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarian, Communist and any other political division I have left out! Don’t you understand that when you join these political divisions (1 Cor. 1:10) that you automatically divide the body of Yahshua? Another issue you need to remember. You have to compromise with people who don’t even believe in Yahshua and that YaHVeH is the Elohiym of the entire universe. You have to mingle with people and take sides with people who do not have circumcised hearts and ears (Acts 7:51 – 53). This is what Ya`akob (erroneously called "James") said:
Ya`akob: 4:4: You adulterers and adulteresses, know you all not that the friendship of the world is enmity with YaHVeH? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of YaHVeH.
This does not mean you cannot speak up and out against evil and corrupt authority, and rebuke that corruption with YaHVeH`s written Word/Sword.
3) Should believers in Yahshua run for political office?
Again in light of Yahshua’s example this is clear in my mind we should not run for political office. This does not mean that YaHVeH will not call somebody already in political office and use him or her to fulfill HIS purpose. Two people come to my mind right away that YaHVeH did this very thing with. These men were not seeking these positions, but YaHVeH did place them in this arrangement. Those two people are Yoseph and Daniy`Yah/Daniel.
YaHVeH had to greatly humble Yoseph before HE could give him the authority in the Egyptian/Mitsrayim empire (B`reshiyth/Gen. 39:20 – 23). Yoseph did not seek after this position. YaHVeH gave Yoseph a gift of having dreams and interpreting dreams (B`reshiyth 37:5 – 11). It is this gift that caused Yoseph to get close to the Pharaoh (B`reshiyth 41).
Daniel was of the tribe of Yahudah of the melekiy/kingly line (Daniel 1:3, 6). But he was a captive, a slave if you will to king Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel and his three brethren would obey the king only to the point where it did not cause them to disobey YaHVeH and their conscience (Daniel 3 and 6).
4) Should we march in protest?
Again when we involve ourselves with this worldly custom we in most cases have to mix (Rev. 18:4) with unbelievers, people who are fighting to continue this worldly system, because in their mind it’s not so bad. These people do not have the set apart Ruach of YaHVeH, so there repentance of this evil age is only temporary:
2 Corinthians 7:10: For EL-iy sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world works death.
5) Who is the elohiym of this dying world?
2 Corinthians: 4:4: In whom the elohiym of this world has blinded the minds of them, which believe not, unless the light of the spectacular glad tidings of Messi`Yah, who is the image of YaHVeH, should shine to them.
Ephesians: 2:1: And you has He changed, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2. Wherein in time past you all walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:
3. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by instinct the children of wrath, even as others.
Revelation/Raz Galah/Secrets Revealed: 12:9: And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the entire world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
6) Should believers fight in wars that will take place on this earth before Yahshua returns?
It is clear to me the only battle we are in is ruach and is NOT to be fought by carnal weapons of war but by Ruach weapons. We are not in a fight to save this dying world but we are in a fight with our old man (carnal) and the new man (ruach). We are struggling against ruach beings in high places. Our weaponry is not physical but ruach. Our sword is YaHVeH`s Word:
Roman: 6:6: Knowing this, that our old man is hung with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that hereon out we should not serve sin.
Ephesians: 4:22: That you all put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Colossians: 3:9: Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;
Ephesians: 6:11: Put on the complete armor of YaHVeH, that you are able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13. Wherefore take to you the complete armor of YaHVeH, that you are able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14. Stand therefore, having your loins fastened about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15. And your feet shod with the preparation of the glad tidings of shalom;
16. Above all, taking the shield of belief/pistis/emun, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17. And take the helmet of salvation/soterion/yeshua, and the sword of the Ruach, which is the Word of YaHVeH:
18. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Ruach, and watching thereto with all perseverance and supplication for all kadoshiym;
Nowhere in this letter from Shaul or any letters from the emissaries did they tell us to take up man made weaponry? I have heard some are storing up guns and ammo. Here is what the Word of Yahveh says to those who trust in men and the armies of this world to save/yasha them:
Yirmi`Yah: 17:5: Thus said YaHVeH; cursed be the man/geber that trusts in man/adam, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from YaHVeH.
Misley/Proverb: 29:25: The fear of man/adam brings a snare: but whoso puts his trust in YaHVeH shall be safe.
Mattith`Yah 26:51: And, observe, one of them which were with Yahshua stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high kohen, and smote off his ear.
52. Then said Yahshua to him, Put up again your sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
53. Think you that I cannot now ask to My AB, and HE shall presently give Me more than twelve legions of malakiym?
53. But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
Yahshua made it clear to Kepha he was not to use this weapon to harm anyone with. The only purpose that Kepha was to fulfill at that time was the scriptures in the taking of the sword. I see nowhere where he was to actually use it. Kepha was reacting carnally to the situation because at that time he did not have YaHVeH`s Ruach ha`Kodesh in him to understand and overcome to the end. Those that are storing up guns and ammo to save/yasha your-self are living in fear (Mattith`Yah 16:25; II Timothy 1:7). Now, it is clear that Abraham (B`reshiyth 14) and Ya`akob (B`reshiyth 48:22) used the sword and bow to protect their families, but they were not trusting in those weapons to save them, it was YaHVeH`s favor that made the weapons achieve the upper hand. Melek David (T`hiyliym/Psalm 22:20; 1 Shemuel 17) knew that it was YaHVeH that caused him to win the battle and not his man made sword and sling. These men had the correct understanding in their minds concerning the man made weaponry. It's our duty has head of household to be protectors of our families, but killing somebody should not be our first thought.
I have heard that some believers are storing up food and money for the trouble ahead. Yahshua could have not been any clearer on this subject. In Mattith`Yah chapter 6 Yahshua made it plain what we should do and I believe most of this instruction applies to us who are living in the last generations before His return:
Mattith`Yah 6:19: Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20. But lay up for yourselves treasures in Shamayim, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of light.
23. But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!
24. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve YaHVeH and mammon.
25. Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than food, and the body than raiment?
26. Observe the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your Shamayim AB feeds them. Are you all not much better than they?
27. Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature?
28. And why take you all thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29. And yet I say to you, that even Shelomo in all his splendor/kabod was not arrayed like one of these.
30. Wherefore, if YaHVeH so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall HE not much more clothe you, O you of little belief/pistis/emun?
31. Therefore take no thought, saying, what shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32. (For after all these things do the Gentiles/Goyiym seek:) for your Shamayim AB knows that you all have need of all these things.
33. But seek you all first the kingdom of YaHVeH, and HIS righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
34. Take therefore no thought for the tomorrow: for tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is the evil of it.
Satan wants us to be distracted by these physical things. He knows that if he can keep us worried and concerned for these things that our minds will be taken off the Glad News (Glad Tidings Yeshayah/Isa. 61:1). Satan’s system is so involved with the things made with mans hands (Yeshayah 2:8) that the majority of people are so caught up in these trivial pursuits they are blinded by the important issue and that is their salvation/soteria/yeshua, which is Yahshua ha`Mashiyach. Now, this said if you know a storm is coming you should prepare the best you can, trusting in YaHVeH for deliverance, storing up some food and necessities, but keeping in mind that YaHVeH has to get you through the storm. In reality most of us don't have enough money to make all the physical provisions needed. It is YaHVeH that is going to try and test us, so always remember this when you are preparing for a storm and above all the "Great Tribulation" ahead:
Luke: 10:38: Now it came to pass, as they went, that He entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house.
39. And she had a sister called Miryam, which also sat at Yahshua's feet, and heard His word.
40. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, Rabbi, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me.
41. And Yahshua answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things:
42. But one thing is needful: and Miryam has chosen that right part, which shall not be taken away from her.
7) Did our Rabbi lift His hand to anyone while He walked in the flesh to harm anybody in anyway?
Yahshua's task when he came the first time was too die for the sins of the world, He didn't go out and try to stir up an army to fight against the Romans and set up Yisrael at that time; that doesn't mean we as members of His Body cannot protect our family. When He returns the second time His task will be to destroy the wicked and push those off, who don't belong on or in the Promised Land.
8) What did Kepha mean when he said to submit to the authorities over us?
1 Kepha: 2:13: Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Rabbi's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
14. Or to governors, as to them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
15. For so is the will of YaHVeH, that with well doing you all put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
You can read the rest of the chapter for yourself.
In no way was Kepha telling anyone to disobey YaHVeH in their submission to the governments that have been set up on this earth. Remember the example of Yoseph and Daniel. That Instruction (Law/Torah) that was placed INSIDE the ark through belief in Yahshua is the instruction that has been written on our hearts (Shemoth 20; 1 Melekiym 8:9; Yeshayah 8:16, Yechizkiyah 11:19; 20; Rev 11:19; 12:17; 14:12). We are to obey this worlds system only to point that it does not cause us to disobey YaHVeH’s Ruach Law/Torah or our conscience:
Acts: 5:29: Then Kepha and the other emissaries answered and said, we ought to obey YaHVeH rather than men.
These thoughts have been rolling around in my head for some time now. I expect through YaHVeH, HIS Kodesh Ruach and through HIS Ben Yahshua I can express in order what I see and understand.
“Christianity” has been deceived into thinking that because of their efforts that the USA was formed and founded. They will look at the military intelligence of the founding fathers and say: “look at the wisdom they had and military force they used and God delivered the enemy into their hands.” Moses/Mosheh warned the children of Yisrael of this very same attitude. This is what Mosheh said under the motivation of YaHVeH’s Kodesh Ruach:
Dabariym/Deuteronomy: 9:4: Speak not you in your heart, after that YaHVeH your Elohiym has cast them out from before you, saying, For my righteousness YaHVeH has brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations YaHVeH does drive them out from before you.
Dabariym: 9:5: Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations YaHVeH your Elohiym does drive them out from before you, and that HE perform the word which YaHVeH swore to your ab, Abraham, Yitzchak, and Ya`akob.
“Christianity” will look at the founding fathers of this nation (USA) and say: “If these men were not in God’s will they would have not been able to do the great things that they did.” My question to any “Christian” is this: Was Pharaoh in YaHVeH’s will? Was king Nebuchadnezzar in YaHVeH’s will? Was Caesar? These men had great empires. Were these men righteous in YaHVeH eyes?
I believe YaHVeH created the USA for two purposes:
1) To fulfill HIS promise to Abraham, Yitzchak and Ya`akob of bestowing the material barukah/prospering of the earth on Yoseph (Ephraim=UK and Manasseh=USA, B`reshiyth 48, 49:22-26) in the “last days”. It was not due to any special righteousness that the settlers of this country had (Dabariym 9:4-5). It is to show us how sure YaHVeH’s Word is.
2) The second reason YaHVeH created this country was to protect the Body of Yahshua so that the Glad tidings of wonderful news (Yeshayah 61:1-2; Luke 4:18) could continue to be proclaimed. That Glad News is to the children of Yisrael first and than to the Gentiles (Romans 1:16). No one can obtain YaHVeH's yeshua/salvation/Yahshua but through their confession of belief in the blood of Yahshua (Yahn 1:29), repent from sin (Shemoth 20; 1 Melekiym 8:9; 1 Yahn 3:4) and be immersed under water in the name of YaHVeH through the authority of Yahshua ha`Mashiyach and the Ruach ha`Kodesh and then EL Shaddai can give you HIS set apart Ruach to you (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38).
You must remember that “Christianity” is the fulfillment of Revelation 13:11 and Mattith`Yah 24:5:
Revelation/Raz Galah: 13:11: And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.
Mattith`Yah: 24:5: For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
2 Corinthians: 11:13: For such are false emissaries, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the emissaries of Mashiyach.
2 Corinthians: 11:14: And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into a malak of light.
2 Corinthians: 11:15: Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
One horn is the Catholic west of the Roman Empire ("Mother") and the other horn is Orthodox east of the Roman Empire ("Mother"Revelation 17:5) and the Protestant denominations that have come from bother of these horns are their "harlots". It is the “Mother of Harlots” that has had the most influence over this entire earth, a "Bible" in one hand and bow (gun) in the other so to speak (Yirmiyah 17:5; Revelation 6:1-2). You can say that the first seal of Revelation 6:1-2 has been riding ever since Constantine and even before that (1 Yahn 2:18). It is through his direction that believers were persecuted and murdered because they refused to accept his disobedience to YaHVeH’s commandments (Shemoth 20). It is through him that YaHVeH’s times and laws (Daniel 7:25; Shemoth 20:8 – 11) were changed. He has caused “many” (Mat. 24:5) to keep pagan customs instead of YaHVeH’s Sabbaths (Mark 7:5 – 8).
It is time for believers to stop thinking of themselves as being American, European, Asian or whatever other nationality one might claim (Revelation 7:9). The scriptures are clear on this subject. If we believe in Yahshua, than we will be rejected by the world as outcast (Yeshayah 16: 4; Luke 21:17; Yahn 15:18). We have no citizenship in any nation or country we are strangers (B`reshiyth 23:4 -5). Our citizenship is in Shamayim (Iybriyiym/Heb. 11:8 – 14; Romans 4:13). Don’t take this as a signal to start leaving your homes. I believe in due time YaHVeH through HIS Ruach will without a doubt let us know when the time comes to leave or flee or whatever. Now I cannot help that I was born in the USA. I thank YaHVeH I was. But it was and is HE who has placed me in this country through my parents. It is not due to any mans heroic efforts (Yirmiyah 17:5; Mishley/Proverbs 29:25), and I mean no disrespect to families who’ve had other family members die believing it has been due to their efforts. Bottom line, it was through YaHVeH and YaHVeH alone that this country (USA) was formed! HE prepared this country a long time ago to fulfill HIS purpose and plan. No man, president or political party can take the credit (Yeshayah 45)! ALL NATIONS AND THEIR GOVERNMENTS WILL BE COMING TO AN END, INCLUDING THE USA!!! That was one of the other purposes of Yahshua being born. He is Melek of melekiym and Rab of Rabbiym (Revelation 17:14; 19:16). Yahshua will establish YaHVeH’s Kingdom on this earth (Yeshayah 11; Revelation 1:6; 5:10). There is no other solution to the problems of this world if we believe in Yahshua as the Mashiyach! He is the only solution! It is time! No amount of prayer is going to change the course that YaHVeH has established in His Word to be fulfilled. We are at that point. Yahshua knew when His time had come. There was nothing else for Him to pray for but YaHVeH’s will to be done (Mattith`Yah 26:39).
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Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves (Mattith`Yah 10:16). Shaul used his Roman citizenship to magnify YaHVeH and proclaim the name of Yahshua to Caesar (Acts 9:15; Acts 22:25; Acts 23:11; Acts 24; Acts 25:11). Are we to do any less?
To those out there that have purchased land and built a home on it; who actually owns that land you purchased? Is it the person you gave your money to or the bank? This is what YaHVeH says:
Shemoth/Exodus: 19:5: Now therefore, if you all will obey MY Voice indeed, and keep MY covenant, then you all shall be a peculiar treasure to ME above all people: for all the earth is MINE:
T`hiyliym/Psalms: 24:1: The earth is YaHVeH’s, and the fullness of it; the world, and they that dwell in it.
The answer is clear, if YaHVeH does not give us the land than the land isn’t ours. You see YaHVeH has given Satan and his system thousands of years to make people think that they own the land they have purchased (Mattith`Yah 4:8 – 10; 8:29). If you really think about it, nobody really owns anything. Today, if you purchase a home and pay it off, do you actually own the home and property it is on? No, you don’t. You will find this out real quick if you miss a personal property tax payment. Don’t construe this as an advocation of not paying taxes because that is not what I’m saying. This entire system on this earth is built on buying and selling (economy Revelation 13:17 – 18). YaHVeH has already determined the boundaries of nations and where they will live (Acts 17:26). Satan has deceived the entire world into thinking his way works and will last (Revelation 12:9). Those that know the truth know otherwise. This is why Satan hates us so much, because we expose his deeds (Yeshayah 8:16,20) and those that worship him as a elohiym (Ya`akob 4:4; 1 Yahn 2:15). Read article:
9) The Gentiles by instinct have the Torah/Law written on their hearts
This is something else as believers in Yahshua of Nazareth we should recognize and understand. If you will remember the benniym/children of Yisrael wanted a melek appointed over them like all the other nations/goyiym had surrounding them (1 Shemuel 8):
1 Shemuel: 8:7: And YaHVeH said to Shemuel, Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you: for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected ME, that I should not reign over them.
The benniym of Yisrael even to this day still want the same thing. It was the same attitude they had at Mount Horeb (Mt. Sinai). They had the Word of YaHVeH speaking directly to them but because their hearts were not right they wanted a man (Mosheh) to speak to them (Shemoth 20:19). Unfortunately the benniym of Yisrael still have not learned their lesson. It is going to take the “Great Tribulation”/"Ya`akob`s Trouble" before they call on the name of Yahshua to save/yasha them.
I AM NOT A PATRIOT!
Pa·tri·ot (pa tre-et, -ot’)
1. One who loves, supports, and defends one's country.
[French patriote from Old French compatriot from Late Latin patriota from Greek patriotes from patrios of one's fathers from pater patr- father; See peter- in Indo-European Roots.]
Do the scriptures say that believers in Yahshua of Nazareth are to be patriots? I have done a word search in the scriptures and nowhere can I find the word patriot.
Did Yahshua teach us to be patriots? If our Mashiyach did not teach this concept where did it come from?
From the book: CITIZENSHIP IN THE WESTERN TRADITION AUTHOR PETER RIESENBERG. Chapter 4 Page 125 –126 first and second paragraph:
THE LANGUAGE AND ETHICS OF PATRIOTISM
Out of this complex educational program, and in the context of the many urban crises that constitute Florence's history-and that of every town- there developed a supportive body of values and a special civic rhetorical vocabulary. This vocabulary became standardized throughout the common urban culture through the works of legists, theologians, historians, and poets. Its key words are patria, amor, and animus, which flow into various formulas…
1. A love affair, especially an illicit one.
[Middle English from Old French from Old Provencal from Latin amor love; See amorous]
1. An attitude that informs one's actions; disposition.
2. A feeling of animosity; ill will.
3. In Jungian psychology, the masculine inner personality, as present in women.
[Latin; See an…- in Indo-European Roots.]
MEDIEVAL ITALIAN CITY
…for the love and service of country. An examination of these words will reveal the feeling behind them and the way this emotion manifested itself even in the careful, restrained language of the lawyers. The terms conceptualize the movements in the streets and show what kinds of thoughts and commitments civic educators hoped to arouse.
By the fourteenth century patria had for a long time been identified as one's native City.20 The civilians and theologians of the first age of European self-discovery had already examined the term; Accursius (d. ca. 1260), the great Roman lawyer, described his own birthplace as dulcissima, the sweetest place of all, and designated as treason any action against it.21 He found authority for this view in ancient history in general and specifically referred to the view of Cato, Cicero, and others that love of country precedes love of family.22 The Neapolitan scholar and statesman, Lucas da Penna, identified one's city with one's father: like a father's authority over his children, the authority of a city over its citizens has a religious quality about it. To the jurists such considerations were not mere figures of speech; they were meant to shape conduct in the world. Lucas constructed a hierarchy of obligations in which duty to country follows immediately after duty to God. In doing this, Lucas was quite conventional; as feudal lawyer as well as civilian, he was quite aware of the necessity to establish priorities. For him one's patria was his true pater-hence the need to save the fatherland first. In one passage his extremism on this issue calls to mind totalitarian pressure upon children in our own century: if a son should discover his father failing in any way in his obligations to his city, he says, the son should reveal his father’s bad ways. Generally, the good citizen “should put the good of the fatherland before that of his parent.”23
Immediately when I read that sentence these verses from the scriptures came to my mind:
Luke: 12:51: Suppose you all that I am come to give shalom on earth? I tell you, No; but rather division:
Luke: 12:52: For from hereon-out there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
Luke: 12:53: The ab shall be divided against the ben, and the ben against the ab; the mother/em against the daughter/bath, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Mattith`Yah: 10:18: And you all shall be brought before governors and melekiym for My sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles/Goyiym.
M't: 10:19: But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you all shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what you shall speak.
M't: 10:20: For it is not you that speak, but the Ruach of your AB which speaks in you.
M't: 10:21: And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the ab the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
M't: 10:22: And you all shall be hated of all men for My name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved/yasha.
I think it is time that we as believers have our attention toward this word, because I am hearing it a lot lately and have never really given it any thought and its implications. It seems to me that this word can be used to invoke people into doing things that they might not normally do, like take a mark to identify a person as a patriot (Revelation 13:11 – 17).
Do the scriptures say that believers in Yahshua of Nazareth are to be patriots?
1 Yahn/Yohn: 2:15: Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the AB is not in him.
1 Yahn: 2:16: For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the AB, but is of the world.
1 Yahn: 2:17: And the world passes away, and the lust of it: but he that does the will of YaHVeH abides forever.
It is clear. In order for us to be patriots we must betray our Shamayim AB. In order for us to be patriots we must fight to sustain the worlds governmental system. The Word of YaHVeH said plainly in Yirmi`Yah 30:11 that HE (YaHVeH) will make a “…full end of all nations where I have scattered you…”
Yirmiyah: 30:11: For I am with you, said YaHVeH, to save/yasha you: though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you, yet will I not make a full end of you: but I will correct you in measure, and will not leave you altogether unpunished.
What does this mean? It means what it says. Why are so called believers fighting to continue the existence of governments on this earth, when YaHVeH says they are coming to an end. Why? Because the “many” (Mattith`Yah 24:5) have been deceived. Nowhere did Yahshua or the Emissaries instruct us to fight so that whatever country we live its government can continue. Yes, we can pray for the leaders of governments, but that prayer is not a prayer so that this world system (Mat. 6:9-10) can continue. As Shaul said in 1 Timothy 2:1 – 3 it is so the body of Yahshua can “…lead a quiet and shalom life in all kodeshness/eusebeia/chasiyd and respectability.” There is a time and the time is now present that YaHVeH will fulfill all scriptural foretelling/nebuah. We as believers have come to the same point that Yahshua was at when His time to be hung on the tree came (Mat. 26:38 – 45). I’m not looking forward to those things that have got to be fulfilled before Yahshua returns, and I am not trying to produce fear in you, but we must face the truth of YaHVeH’s Word with belief and trust in HIS Ben Yahshua.
It is clear as time continues to march on it will become increasingly difficult to live without persecution for our belief in Yahshua Mashiyach. I believe when Yahshua was talking to the chosen Messengers/Emissaries in Mattith`Yah chapter 10 His message was primarily for us today. The reason I believe this is because of what Yahshua said in verse 23:
Mattith`Yah: 10:23: But when they persecute you in this city, flee you all into another: for truly I say to you, you shall not have gone over the cities of Yisrael, till the Ben of Adam come.
Think about it, Yahshua was already there with them, why would He make this statement in this way if He were not referring to His second coming?
I know what I’m saying may offend some (Mattith`Yah 11:6). It is not my intentions to offend (T`hiyliym/Psalms 119:165). I know it is hard for some to swallow, but we must face the truth (Yahn 8:32). Are we making ourselves ready for the bridegroom (Mattith`Yah 25)?
I am not a patriot, because I look forward to a better country than what this world has to offer (Iybriyiym/Hebrews 11:14 – 16).
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Are Members Of The Body of Yahshua Called To Defend The USA Constitution?
05/21/6987*  4th day of the week [08/16/06]
Updated 10/19/6987*  4th day of the week [01/10/07]
Updated 07/18/6996*  4th day of the week/Sukkoth [09/30/15]
The short answer to this question is an emphatic NO!
The USA, which is dominated by “Christians” in its political governmental system, thinks freedom has come to this nation by its wisdom found in a man made writing called the Constitution. The political religious leaders of this nation think that if they just stick to and abide by this man made document, the USA`s foundation will be solid and secure.
Yahshua the Mashiyach made it very clear that He is the Rock (1 Cor. 10:4) that all believers are to base their lives on:
Mattith`Yah:7:24: Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a Rock:
M't:7:25: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell not: for it was founded on a Rock.
Any other foundation a person built his or her life on would be liken to sand (Mat. 7:26-27). When the storm comes (“Great Tribulation”) and the flood water rises, the only house left standing would be that house built on the Rock:
Mattith`Yah: 7:26: And every one that hears these sayings of Mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, which built his house on the sand:
M't: 7:27: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Why did the Rabbi use a Rock for this analogy? First, let’s look at this scripture in Daniel 2:45:
Daniy`Yah/Daniel: 2:45: Forasmuch as you saw that the Stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great ELAHH has made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation of it sure.
This verse is speaking about the Stone that was cut out of Mount Sinai. On the Stone that was cut out of Mount Sinai was written the Words that the Word of YaHVeH spoke to all of the children of Yisrael (Shemoth/Exodus 20; 31:18; Dabariym/Deut. 4:10 – 13). That Stone cut out of the Mountain without hands is Yahshua the Mashiyach (T`hiyliym 118:22; Eph. 2:20), and on Him so to speak, is written YaHVeH’s Torah/Law. On top of what Yahshua spoke to us to do when He came in the flesh, those things written on the Stone Tablets placed INSIDE the ark are included (1 Melekiym/Kings 8:9; Rev. 12:17; 14:12). Yahshua the Mashiyach is the “document” a believer’s life is to be FOUNDED on. It’s not written with the finger of man, but with YaHVeH’s OWN Right Hand and Finger (Shemoth 31:18).
Why was this Torah/Law, which was written on Stone Tablets/Rock taken from Mount Sinai and placed INSIDE the Ark so nobody could see? How does this point to Yahshua the Mashiyach?
There is a verse in the witness of Yahvchanan/Yahn that until recently I did not understand. Yahshua said:
Yahn/Yahvchanan: 5:39: Search the scriptures; for in them you all think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me.
The only scriptures that the Yahudiy had in Yahshua’s day was the writings of Mosheh the T`hiyliym/Psalms and the Nebiyiym/Foretellers, they didn’t have the Messianic Writings (Four New Covenant Writings), the letters from the Emissaries or the book of Revelation/Raz Galah/Secrets Revealed. Just as the Stone Tablets were hidden INSIDE the Ark (Shemoth 25), Yahshua is hidden through out the writings of Mosheh, T`hiyliym and the Nebiyiym (Luke 24:27, 44). The religious and political Yudiy of Yahshua’s day could not see Yahshua hidden in the Tanakh. If you don't see Yahshua in the Tanakh than you have no tikvah/expectation of YaHVeH`s salvation/yeshua/Yahshua:
Iybriyiym/Hebrews: 11:1: Now belief/pistis/emun is the substance of things expected/elpizo GK/tikvah HB for, the evidence of things not seen.
The unbelieving Yudiy in Yahshua's day could not see Him in the scriptures, just as they could not see nor obeyed the Torah INSIDE the ARK. The Torah that YaHVeH's Temple/Heykal is founded on. That's why T`hiyliym says:
T`hiyliym/Psalm: 118:22: The Stone which the builders refused is become the Head Stone of the Corner.
Eph: 2:20: And are built on the foundation of the Emissaries and Nebiyiym, Yahshua Mashiyach Himself being the Chief Corner Stone;
But, today we are not just dealing with unbelieving Yudiy, which is called the House of Yahudah in scripture, called traditional Judaism today, and in T`hiyliym 83:3 called "YOUR people". They were the ones Yahshua spoke to in His day. Today we are also dealing with Christianity, which the House of Yisrael is steeped in Christian doctrine and are called in scripture "YOUR hidden ones" in T`hiyliym 83:3. In the House of Yudah's eyes they don't believe in Yahshua/Torah INSIDE the ARK. In the House of Yisrael's eyes they reject the Torah INSIDE the ARK/Yahshua unwittingly. The modern day nation of Israel founded in 1948, which is the House of Yahudah, the UK and USA, which are the shepherd tribes of the House of Yisrael have founded their governments on Rome, the feet that will be smashed by the Stone cut out of the mountain without hand (Daniel 2:45; Mat. 21:44).
The USA constitution is not to be defended by the Body of Yahshua, because we cannot serve two masters (Mat. 6:24). If you fight to defend something that the Word of YaHVeH has already said is going to be destroyed, than what does that mean for the person fighting to defend it?
Mattith`Yah:21:44: And whosoever shall fall on this Stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.