Get the 11 Out!

“Therefore cast away ALL filthiness and all the multitude of evil things, and receive with meekness the implanted Davar [Jewish synonym for “Torah”; Ya’akov/James was a Jew, wait for it], which is able to save your souls. But be doers of HaDavar [Torah, Gen-Deut], and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any is a hearer of HaDavar and not a DOER, he is like a man who sees his face in a mirror; for he sees himself and goes his way and forgets how HE looked. But whoever looks into the TORAH [the word “Torah” is actually in the text, even in the GREEK] of complete liberty and ABIDES IN IT is not merely a hearer of it, which can be forgotten, but a DOER OF THE WORK, and this man shall be blessed in his labor.”

Do you read The Word with the PRECONCEPTION that the Torah is inapplicable? If so, how do you reconcile yourself with THIS passage [and many others], in the NT, that CLEARLY and PLAINLY shows us the relevance of Torah.

Have you thrown it away without knowing the beauty of it, and what is actually in it?

Have you forgotten/never learned that EVERY SCRIPTURE in the ‘NT’ is based on Torah, and expounding Torah, and does NOT stand independently of it?

More importantly, if you are looking for a TRANSFORMATION of CHARACTER, AFTER Yeshua, the Son of G-d, put His Ru’akh [Breath of Life] inside of you, why are you turning AWAY from the source of His Power: THE WORD [HaDavar]? He has given us each a whole MEAL, why eat only the dessert [NT].

“But strong meat belongs to those who are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised, having LEARNED to make a distinction between good and evil.”

Not doing His Word is evil. [Shabbat being a pivotal proof, just as it was for Israel in Ex 16].

Mixing faith in G-d with pagan rite is evil.

Talking like the world talks is evil.

Thinking in vain philosophies rooted in ‘humanity’ is evil.

Lusting after this world, the things of it, the flesh of it, is evil.

Treating people contemptibly is evil.

Justifying sins that G-d says are sins is evil.

Making the G-d of the Bible out to be something other than who He is is evil.

Denying that Yeshua is the Son of G-d, and that ONLY HIS BLOOD can cleanse us and make us righteous is EVIL.

Denying that there is a WAY in which Yeshua expects us to walk is evil.

All of these things are taught in Torah, EVEN that Yeshua is His Son and our Savior. But you cannot ‘see’ it, because you have preconceptions taught you by evil men whose motives are perverse. [Money, fame, notoriety, continuation of tradition for tradition’s sake].

“Come out from among them and be separate, says יהוה, and I will receive you.”

Your religion is not ‘right’ just because you inherited it. Yeshua did not save you to leave you just as you were, or to make you like everyone else, but to compel YOU to look into HIS WORD and be transformed by it. His WHOLE word.

“Let G-d be true, and every man a liar.”

This world, its people, will all lie to you, and deceive you, and make you ‘think’ you’re ‘happy’, and that you have ‘made it’. A whole congregation thought so back in the 1st century:

“You say, ‘I am rich, and my wealth has increased, and I need nothing;’ and you do not know that you are miserable, and helpless, and poor, and blind, and naked. I advise you to buy of me gold refined in the fire [Torah, Ps 19], that you may become rich; and white raiment [Torah, Hit 12], that you may be clothed, so that the shame of your nakedness may not be seen; and anoint your eyes with salve, that you may see. I rebuke and chasten all those whom I love; be zealous, therefore, and REPENT. [He is speaking to a BELIEVING CONGREGATION] Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with me on my throne, even as I also overcame and have sat down with Avi [My Father] on His throne. He who has ears, let him hear what HaRu’akh [Spirit, Breath of Life] says to the congregations.”

Those words were spoken to believers…

Published by danielperek

See my about page! I'm a Messianic Jewish writer, and teacher of the Torah as Messiah Yeshua taught it. I'm a husband, father, and grandfather. A musician, singer, and composer. Most importantly, a servant of the Messiah of Israel, Yeshua HaNatzri!

5 thoughts on “Get the 11 Out!

  1. Great message!
    I love the spacing between the paragraphs and even the sentences for emphasis!

    You just know that James and his three other brothers were good Torah keepers because daddy Joseph raised them well?
    Yet their half-brother laid out some hardcore truth to them in the verses below. Just as you noted in your message, Yeshua equated His brothers with the world for one essential reason: they didn’t acknowledge Him as their Messiah.
    I believe that the “seeds of change” began to work in them as they made that journey to Jerusalem for the Feast. You don’t get dressed down by your older brother and not have it sink in somewhat? I would not be surprised if they had discussed it amoungst themselves.

    In Acts 2, it states that Yeshua’s brothers were in the upper room. I would hope that meant all of them?

    John 7:1 After this, Yeshua traveled around in the Galil, intentionally avoiding Y’hudah because the Judeans were out to kill him. 2 But the festival of Sukkot in Y’hudah was near; 3 so his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go into Y’hudah, so that your talmidim can see the miracles you do; 4 for no one who wants to become known acts in secret. If you’re doing these things, show yourself to the world!” 5 (His brothers spoke this way because they had not put their trust in him.) 6 Yeshua said to them, “My time has not yet come; but for you, any time is right.
    7 The world can’t hate you, but it does hate me, because I keep telling it how wicked its ways are. 8 You, go on up to the festival; as for me, I am not going up to this festival now, because the right time for me has not yet come.” 9 Having said this, he stayed on in the Galil. 10 But after his brothers had gone up to the festival, he too went up, not publicly but in secret.


  2. Sheesh! I got my answer reading my portion just now.

    Mark 16: 14 Later, Yeshua appeared to the Eleven as they were eating, and he reproached them for their lack of trust and their spiritual insensitivity in not having believed those who had seen him after he had risen. 15 Then he said to them, “As you go throughout the world, proclaim the Good News to all creation. 16 Whoever trusts and is immersed will be saved; whoever does not trust will be condemned.


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