People ‘unfriend’ me on social media because I’m conservative. I ‘unfriend’ people because they insult, use vulgarity, betray, or ignore my reaching out as a friend.
I’ve watched my ‘friends’ count tick down fast as I post things about the CREATOR and HIS call for repentance and righteousness, and about the left’s maniacal attempt to destroy our Republic.
I’ve ‘unfriended’ one person lately, because I reached out in friendship to an old high school friend and was ignored.I’ve lamented this sick and dying world, and how callous and cold people are. I hate it. I’ve been lamenting it since I was a child. [HAPPY are those who mourn!] I was always bullied and marginalized as a kid, by hateful people whom I never harmed. I get angry when I see people I love being done that way, for no reason. I HATE how the adversary gets a hold over them by these wicked people’s words. People afflict others with their judgments, afflictions that eventually can cause a need for psychotropic drugs , and then they ridicule them for taking the drug! Self-righteousness and general haughtiness and superiority are sicknesses that people feed on.
Our portion this week is VaYikra [Lev] 25-26, and is very prophetic, concerning this very thing. One of the reasons, probably the MAIN reason this world is about to undergo severe judgement is because of the lack of compassion in humans for other humans. It now permeates every facet of our society, and is promoted in all our media and entertainment. And the religious people are sometimes the worst.
I fully believe in keeping all His commandments, that are applicable today [priesthood and temple commands do not apply, a vast majority of the whole]. I encourage and teach people to do so [Matt 5:19]. But, I also strive to love, and do so very deeply, to my own peril at times, and encourage and cajole and try to teach others to do so.
I do NOT long to see God punish this world. But, what I DO long for is for His Son Yeshua to bring His Bride unto Himself. To wed Her. Every morning I wind my tzit-tzit around my finger while remembering His betrothal to us, to me. [Hoseah 2], longing for the day that I will see the ONE who will bring TRUE compassion into this world. Sadly, those who do not WANT His compassion and right rule in their lives now, may be on the other side of His Sword. THAT is why I attempt to declare His Righteousness so much. Because I want as many as can be ‘saved’ from that destruction to do so.It amazes me how so few people care to look into His Ways, and simply turn a deaf ear to His instructions, defend mankind’s perversion of them, ignore them, or flout them altogether. To the religious people who follow man’s ways, Yeshua says:
“Woe to you, ….. you hypocrites! For you take tenth-parts [tithes] …. and you have overlooked the more important matters of the TORAH, such as JUSTICE, COMPASSION, and ABSOLUTE TRUST. These [tithes] were necessary for you to have done, without having left the others [JUSTICE, COMPASSION, and ABSOLUTE TRUST] undone. ….. from the outside you appear to men to be righteous ones, but from within you are full of iniquity and hypocrisy….. you serpents, and seed of scorpions! How can you flee from the judgment of Gehinom?”
“VaYikra”, [Leviticus], means “And HE CALLED”. And this book is the bulk of the mode of worshipping God. For priests AND for the community. And this week’s portion is SO PROPHETIC, and within it lies the ‘keys’ to the timing of Yeshua’s return, when He will DESTROY the wicked people. We are SO CLOSE to the time when He will cause the lukewarm to choose a side. Hint, if you’re comfortable, you will likely choose the wrong side.
I love people. Even though most of them are very difficult to be around in any truth. I write these things incessantly because of the dire need for true SALVATION in Yeshua to become IMPORTANT in our society, though I know it never will again. Today’s popular ‘gospel’ is watered down, weak, and at best a distraction from ABSOLUTE TRUST.
People are LOST. They pursue sex [usually perversions of pure relationships, including fornication, adultery, and then the less common homosexuality; but, the religious who commit sexual sins point the finger at the less common in their hypocrisy] money, popularity, a place in society, a reputation. They seek happiness in things of this world. In religious circles they pursue their own brand of ‘righteousness’, are haughty, self-righteous, and ignorant of His Word; they follow MEN. “I follow Luther,”, “I follow Calvin”, “I follow Pope”, “I follow Spurgeon”, “I follow Wesley”, “I follow Rabbis”, and they hate anyone who doesn’t do it their way, or offer allegiance to THEIR doctrine.
Welp, NOT I! I FOLLOW MESSIAH YESHUA, my ONE Rabbi. Yeshua said, “My doctrine is NOT my own, but His who SENT ME.” The CREATOR’s DOCTRINE/TEACHING is HIS WORD. ALL of it. The Torah is the FOUNDATION OF IT [Eph 2:19-21]. And mankind IGNORES it. NULLIFIES it. DENEGRATES it, calling it the ‘law of sin.’ THE PROPENSITY TO BREAK HIS WORD is the law of sin. His Torah is HOLY, and JUST, and GOOD.
“What shall we say then? Is the Torah sin? What profanity!” Rom 7:7″I find therefore that the Torah agrees with my CONSCIENCE, WHEN I WISH TO DO GOOD!!!! but evil is always near, distracting me. For I DELIGHT in the Torah of Elohim [God the Creator] after the inward man; but I see ANOTHER ‘law’ in my members, warring against the Torah in my mind, and it makes me a captive to the impetus of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from this mortal body?” Rom 7:21-24
It is the impetus to sin that is in the flesh from which Messiah sets us free….
We must align our hearts with HIS WHOLE WORD. The easy things [tithe, sabbath, feasts of HIS making], AND the harder things, which so few are doing [justice, compassion, and absolute trust].
My compassion is being directed in my prayers to those who are being deceived by the glamor of sin. Being told by this world that their sin is ‘okay’, that God loves who you are. No. God loves what HE made you to be, and has offered you freedom from what this world and your flesh is making you, that is different from HIS DESIGN. The enemy truly is devouring this generation. This morning, I read Ps. 86, and it rang like bells in my head in response to my prayers for myself, and then for those who are weak in their faith, bereft of faith, or bereft of the knowledge of the LOVE of GOD in Messiah Yeshua and His Torah.
I scream like a crazy man because I see the time is very near that everyone will face the judgement.
“Therefore, strengthen your feeble hands and your failing knees, and make straight the paths for your feet [Torah], so that the member which is lame may not suffer, but be healed..”
“Now Adoneinu [Our Master] Yeshua HaMashi’akh Himself, and Elohim, even Avinu [Our Father], who has loved us and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through His compassion, comfort your hearts and strengthen you in every good word and work.”