Something did happen September 23, 2017 besides the forming of what does seem to match the description of Revelation 12 – Christians started looking up at the Heavens and started paying attention to God’s Feast Days (Holy Days and Not Holidays). An awakening has started.
Now many of these same Christians are beginning to wonder what else still stands if the Holy Days are still important to God.
Finally! Wake up, we have all been duped through too many translations (every version has incorrect translations from the Greek, even the good ole’ KJV) – not to mention the newer misguiding, or I mean the newest “translations” that continue to leave out verses. I guess those authors forgot that “do not add to or take away” part?
Truth never disappears overnight, it is a slow process that Satan has been using before anyone reading this was even born. Remember, Satan comes as something good to deceive and had a head start on all of us.
If you are a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop or another one of those titles that claim to lead God’s people, please keep reading until the end. And let’s get this out of the way: Yes – Grace exists, Yes – Jesus saves, and No – works do not save us!
So, curious readers, “All we need is Grace” viewers, and “God knows my heart” mindsets, please keep reading until the end also. It is past time for anyone that truly believes that Jesus is their Savior to get on the same page!
As the birth pains continue to increase in these end days, a revival is happening still being missed by today’s mainstream Churchianity of various flavors. God is moving on His people and waking them up to the deception they have been living in.
He did tell us to “Come out of Her” so let’s take a moment to see what is going on.
Most churches, except for the “mega feel good” churches of course (you get what you pay for), are experiencing a continued decline in people filling the rows inside.
Yes, there is a great falling away that the Bible said would happen. There is also a great awakening and revival going on that the mainstream Church is missing altogether. September 23, 2017 has only helped with the matter.
What was once only thousands not even a decade ago has moved into hundreds of thousands – and now heading towards millions of people at this point that are listening to God call them back to Him and His ways.
Many searching for the truth are finding that yes – Grace very much does exist and we have Grace through our Savior Jesus Christ – Yeshua – who died and rose to free us from death and sin.
However everything we have been taught is a repeat and rehash for generations of pastors and preachers being taught the same water-downed opinions through seminary schools.
Next, a 501(3c) status prohibits many churches from saying exactly what they want to say, what they need to say. If a pastor does not comply to rules set forth before them in these charters, they run the risk of losing their tax exempt status.
Money, the root of all evil, has caused a watering down of God’s word being preached for decades. Being put out of job is why most pastors will quickly dismiss anything you are about to read if you go to them with it…
Seminary schools have become “Pastor Factories” looking to churn out the next business model, oh I mean church. Today’s churches are setup as businesses over anything else.
You even have bean counters running around taking attendance and committees to improve financial growth of the denomination. Denominations which I might add now run in the tens of thousands, all with their own opinions and bylaws.
Do you really think God wanted it to be this confusing and complex? The message of our Savior is simple and so should be our living – just as Yeshua did – simple.
Everything we need has already been laid out before us and is clear in the Bible. Simplicity gets the message across fast and clear.
Jesus did not go to the cross so you could eat bacon, celebrate pagan holidays as a way to worship Him, or pick whatever day of the week you wanted to rest on.
Fact: Christmas and Easter originated from Pagan holidays, taken by the Catholic church and “Christianized” to be made “OK” for celebrating Jesus. Research yourself and see the very gods served by these pagan holidays involved the same methods Deuteronomy forbids.
Fact: Deuteronomy 12:30-31 says this; 30 take care that you be not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do the same.’ You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way, for every abominable thing that the Lord hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods.
Fact: Pork and Shellfish, among the other unclean animals is proven by science to be some of the worst things you can put in your body. Do you think God may have known something beforehand? He intended these animals to be the “clean up” crew of the earth, and not food.
Fact: Revelation still mentions unclean animals. So let’s see, unclean animals at the beginning of the Bible and unclean animals at the end of the Bible. Still unclean animals today! Sorry, your shrimp cocktail was not nailed to the cross.
Revelation 18:2 – He cried out in a powerful voice, “Fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen! She has become a home for demons. She is a prison for every unclean spirit, a prison for every unclean bird, and a prison for every unclean and hated beast.
Mankind continues to take something from the Bible and interpret it like they want, usually using what is written in Romans and other twisted cherry picked verses of what Paul said.
Now look at the mess this has caused! Thousands of denominations, business overhead, battles over carpet colors or what someone is wearing.
This complex confusion has only added fuel to the falling away. Churches today are barely hanging on. Churches at one time filled every part of America, every street corner, and were packed. The only ones surviving today are simply member swapping with other churches from time to time or have closed all-together, or on the way to closing.
Half the people leaving churches are fed up with this confusion and hypocrisy. The other half leaving started reading the Bible for themselves and realized they are only getting half the truth. They felt something was missing, prayed for their eyes to be opened – and well, it is happening!
Now that you have a backdrop, let’s tackle Grace, The Law, Holy Days, and God “knowing your heart” all at once.
IMPORTANT: I have already mentioned there are tens of thousands of denominations, all adding what their “church founders felt” or taking away their own 2 cents to the word. Not only do we have this problem, we also have the problem of hundreds of Bible translations and interpretations! Confusion galore!!
The newer the version, the more water downed the original words get. Keep this in mind as I will be referring to the ORIGINAL Greek translations for some of these gray area words that many like to hang on as to why God’s law and Holy Days do not matter anymore.
“Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: – Ephesians 2:15-16.
One of the first passages in scripture that comes to mind for many is Ephesians 2:15 that says that Christ died on the cross to “abolish the old law.” However Matthew 5:16-19 says that Christ did not come to abolish the old law and we should be living by example…
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:16-19
“The Law” is simply the instructions of God, also called the Torah. Christians feel they are free from the Torah because “God knows my heart” but believers of a separated testament, called the “New” have missed more than one scripture that ties the whole idea together..
Did God really put out a whole book for us as believers to throw out the first half and call it old?
The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard. 1 John 2:4-7
There was no new testament when John wrote this. While we are on this fact finding mission, just know that it was not even compiled together until around 135 A.D.
This means that the commandments to which John is referring to are the same ones that Yeshua kept. If we are to walk as Jesus walked then we must keep the Torah commandments just as it says He did. Right?
John tells us specifically that what he is saying dates back to the beginning! What was considered the beginning in his time? THE FIRST 5 BOOKS OF THE BIBLE called the Torah or “Old Testament” – yeah, nothing old about it. It is just as relevant today and the entire Bible is the testament.
Don’t get the Torah mixed up with the Jewish Talmud/oral laws. Only God’s word, the first 5 books of the Bible, nothing added to or taken away.
When someone says that “God knows my heart” what that person is really saying is this: “I have an excuse for my disobedience and doing things the way I feel is right.”
God addressed these issues in His word:
“The heart is more deceitful than all else, And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? “I, Yahweh, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds. Jeremiah 17:9-10
“God knows my heart” is simply a statement that that person says “I’ll do it my way” instead of what the Bible says for us to do.
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12 12
God has not changed; His instructions and Holy Days still stand, no matter in what “testament” of the Bible you find them. Prophetic events are still falling on Feast Days and Sabbath days, that is undeniable proof. These things hold true so why in the world would we not believe that His laws and commandments still stand just like they were written?
God does know our hearts but we do not. We just think we do.
Just think about it again, the Bible is written by several people and the original was NOT separated into Old or New testaments or had verses assigned, it was a complete story and all of the Bible is the word of God.
It was originally ONE intended book before mankind again got involved and started “interpreting” and “dividing” it to what works for them.
So there can not be any differences of opinion or confusion from God, for He is not the author of confusion. What this means is that what Jesus and Paul said have to be the same.
In Romans 3:20 says where there is no Law there is no sin – The Church is admonished not to sin, and unbelievers will be judged for their sins, this can only mean that the Law still applies today.
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. – Romans 3:20
What was Paul, a man, really saying in Ephesians 2? Paul said that Jesus abolished in His flesh the law with it’s commandments and regulations. I am not a pastor with “training” but I even get that this is not the same as abolishing the Law.
Paul makes a similar statement in Colossians 2:13-14 that only clarifies this further.
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
By dying in our place, Yeshua took away the penalty due us for sin, giving us immunity from prosecution, however the Torah still stands, He did not do away with the Torah.
Paul also argued passionately that we should adopt standards in our behavior that in fact are consistent with God’s Laws.
What about those that want to “work out their own salvation” and so many will say something along these lines: “I believe that Jesus was the Son of God, but I don’t have to do it the way the Bible says.”
“Everyone therefore who shall confess Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever shall deny Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33
“For I, Yahweh, do not change; therefore you, sons of Jacob, are not consumed. “From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes, and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says Yahweh of hosts. Malachi 3:7
How about this statement, “Yes, I know the Sabbath is Saturday, but I keep Sunday. After all, God knows my heart.”
But God said this in Exodus:
Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
The church says that it was changed to Sunday. I challenge you to find any New Testament Scripture supporting that; it’s not there.
If you want to investigate it, just do an internet search on the Sabbath being changed to Sunday. You’ll find that scholars from every denomination acknowledge that the Catholic church made the change, not God.
And what is with all of the denominations in Christianity today anyway? Does that alone not make you wonder about that “Come out of her My people thing?” There are rumored to be well over 40,000 by now. Do we really think God wanted it this confusing, all with their own set of bylaws? No, of course not.
Does the New Testament support a Saturday Sabbath? Let’s see.
Here are New Testament Scriptures showing that Jesus and the disciples kept the 7th day Sabbath God ordained in the Old Testament:
Luke 4:16 And He (Jesus) came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read.
Luke 13:10 And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.
Luke 23:54 And it was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
Luke 23:56 And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
John 5:16 And for this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.
(Since Jesus was without sin, He could not have been disobeying the “law” of Moses, after all, as the “Word of God,” He was the author! The contention was over Him not upholding the additions to the “law” made by the rabbis.)
John 7:23 “If a man receives circumcision on Sabbath that the Law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on Sabbath?
They are obviously discussing the same Sabbath as is in the Old Testament.
Acts 13:14 But going on from Perga, they (Paul & his companions) arrived at Pisidian Antioch, and on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.
Acts 13:42 And as Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people kept begging that these things might be spoken to them the next Sabbath.
Acts 13:44 And the next Sabbath nearly the whole city assembled to hear the word of God.
Acts 15:21 “For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath.”
Acts 16:13 And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer; and we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled.
Hebrews 4:9 There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God.
Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
Ever heard that the “law” has been done away with by Jesus’ death on the cross?
There’s a problem with this position:
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
If it stands forever, then how can it now be “extinct” or no longer in force?
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void*, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (KJV)
Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me empty*, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. (NAS)
*Void or empty in Hebrew = raqa meaning without content, producing nothing. Therefore, the torah will never be without content or producing nothing, it will always produce what it says, blessings for obeying it, curses for disobeying it. But, according to what God said in His Word, it cannot be “done away with.”
For the Torah to be done away with, then it would have to be empty, no longer working. Yet, God said that was not possible.
It seems David knew that this time would come in the last days:
Psalm 119:124-127 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
126 It is time for thee, Yahweh, to work: for they have made void thy law.
127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
And Jesus said, HIMSELF:
Matthew 5:17-18 – “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law, until all is accomplished.
He specifically told us that as long as the earth exists, so will the Torah.
“fulfill” in Greek = pleroo – meaning to fill to the full. In the Septuagint, this same word is translated as “consecrate” and “execute.” Therefore, Jesus came to fill to the full, to consecrate and to execute the Torah before our eyes; to give us an example of a truly righteous life.
Since we’re all still on the planet, and it is obviously still in existence, then according to the Savior, Himself, even the tiniest part of the “law” – God’s teaching and instructions found in the Torah are still in effect. We disregard it to our own peril and these end times are helping His truth come out! All WILL be made known.
One can ignore the instructions of God to their own decline or obey it to receive the promised blessings in these end times.
The enemy loves the discord and division right now. Many will be forever lost due to lack of knowledge (Remember, He said “My People perish for lack of knowledge) that has been put in motion centuries ahead of these end times to cause confusion in believers.
I leave you with this – 90% of the push-back that comes from believers are from the writings of Paul. Be reminded we were warned by Peter of Paul’s writings, which would be twisted when? The last days.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God 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.
Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3
Fact check: Peter was the FIRST apostle chosen by Jesus. Think he might know a little something when he warned “not be carried away by the error of the lawless” BUT still grow in what? GRACE – Friends, we have GRACE and a set of God’s Laws in Torah to still follow – to know what we should do and how we should live and even what to watch for in these final days.
I know, for some of you thinking – great, the author got this far and has not addressed Galatians. Oh yes, Galatians. Let us jump in that before finishing.
We can’t finish this article without bringing up Galatians also, this book is often quoted by Christians as to why they can do whatever and whenever.
But to help break down a better understanding for the confused, look at the title – Galatians! Find out who the Galatians were and put things in context before cherry picking again. Everything has to be read in context and with historical understanding. God expects us to study to show ourselves approved!
Study for yourself. Most Christians don’t even bother taking the Bible in with them to Sunday church, much less read it during the week. Trusting only the interpretation fed to them from a cookie cutter template of recycled sermons.
The book of Galatians is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for many Christians outside of Romans, and the book was written by none other than Paul once again! When it comes to understanding which law Paul is referring to in his letter to the Galatians, many pastors wrongly interpret passages in Galatians as meaning an end to the Ten Commandments or especially the 4th Commandment regarding the Sabbath.
What Paul is explaining in Galatians, is that the Galatians had wandered from the truth that he had first taught them in favor of listening to some Judaizing teachers who insisted that they should still be observing all the rites of the Jewish religion. Yea, it was that law.
Fact: In the Bible, there are God’s laws and there were man made laws through Jewish oral laws and such. Sound familiar? The same thing has happened today. Yeshua came to set the record straight and He is coming back again to do it one final time.
Anyone trained in seminary school should know that Paul knew the Torah inside and out by the time he was a 18. He talks Torah and insight around it by using a very high level of thought, so high that people get confused. Acts 22 covers Paul’s deep training.
I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. – Acts 22:3
Don’t go cherry pick Galatians to justify the Torah being done away with. The traditions of the pagans, laws of men, and the added Jewish traditions is what is clearly being referred to in Galatians 4:8-10 and a few other verses. But read the whole chapter in context.
The very same things we have to rid ourselves of today are the same things that Yeshua tried to stop when He came. The doctrines of men, whether they be rabbinical Jewish doctrines or pagan doctrines that modern Christians have adopted into their own worship. In Biblical prophecy, most everything is a pattern or shadow of what has already been done. Time to hit the escape key.
He has already given us the instructions in Torah. Start tuning in and you will start to understand the end times going forward even more. Come out of the ways of this world. Narrow is the way.
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. – Matthew 7:13-14
I encourage you to watch these VERY SHORT videos that will help you speed up your understanding. And pray, pray, pray for the truth from God Almighty. He will give it to you with a sincere heart.
Don’t be “left behind” – join those who are waking up to the Truth!
If you found this post thought provoking and striking your curiosity at least a small amount, consider this longer video that ties Revelation 12, the last days, and moving back to God’s Torah altogether. God Bless you in your journey!