THE RETURN TO BABYLON FOR HEALING?
Now after you have known Yahuweh, or rather, have become known of Yahuweh, how is it that you turn again to the powerless and miserable arrangements to which you desire again to be in bondage… I am afraid for you lest I have labored for you in vain. Galatians 4:9,11
We live in great and fearsome times, both exciting and terrible at the same time. Our generation will see more miraculous events than any other generation in history, as it is written in Yahchanan (John) 14:12
14:12 Truly I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to My Father.
But we will also see tribulation greater than the world has ever seen, as it is written in Mattit’yahu (Matthew) 24:21
24:21 …there shall be tribulation great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And because of these things both Yahuweh, and haSatan are preparing the soil and their people for the things that are to come. Yahuweh, preparing His people through the commandments of Torah and Testimony of Yeshua His Son to call people out of the Babylonian systems of the world; and haSatan preparing his people to receive him as god and messiah of the world by counterfeiting end time events to exalt himself, and to cast down truth to the ground; II Thessalonians 2:1-4, Daniel 8:9-12.
We are living in a time when the fullness of the Gentiles is coming to a close, and the stewardship of the Gospel, the Way of the Torah & Testimony, is being restored to the Jewish people. Spear-heading this movement back to the Hebrew roots and understanding of the Gospel is the Messianic movement which includes everything from Christians experimenting with Pesach and Hebraic expression in worship, to practicers of Judaism coming to recognize Yeshua as the Messiah, and everything in between. But at the heart of it all, is a return to the Hebrew expression and understanding of the Gospel as it was presented and understood by the early assembly. And through this understanding and return to the Hebrew roots of the Gospel, people by the thousands are coming out of Christianity and Judaism by combining their Faith in Yeshua with obedience to Torah, understanding the balance between Grace and obedience; and understanding and rejecting the lies that had been passed down to them. To those coming out of Christianity, this teaching is primarily directed.
In Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 16:19,20 it is written,
16:19 O Yahuweh, my strength and my fortress, My refuge in the day of affliction, the nations (the gentiles) shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, “Surely our fathers have inherited lies, worthless and of no benefit.” 16:20 Will a man make elohim (gods) for himself which are not Elohim?
This verse marks the epitome of the Messianic movement. The primary reason the vast majority of people in the Messianic community have joined this movement is because they have either discovered a truth about Scripture that they were not formerly aware of, or they have discovered that what they were formerly taught was a lie passed down to them through human traditions. Those coming out of the churches have learned that the lies handed down to them, or truth withheld from them, was through a tradition created by the universal (catholic) church of the Roman Empire and perpetuated through protestant Christianity, which is reform Catholicism. They have learned that Yeshua is Jewish, and King of the Jew; that the Apostles were Jews, and that the Scriptures in the entirety were inspired by Yahuweh through Jewish writers faithful to Torah. They have learned that the early assembly did not celebrate Mass for “Christ”; but rather, Succoth, symbolizing the time He came and “Tabernacled” with men on earth, and foretelling of when He will tabernacle again with man on earth during the Millennial Kingdom. And they have learned that the early assembly did not celebrate the fertility festival of Isht-r with her egg laying Isht-r bunny, but Pesach and First fruits, in remembrance of Yeshua as their Pesach Lamb, and as the First fruit of those who would be raised from the grave. They have learned that the Sabbath is still on the 7th day of the week, and not on S-nday; and that the Torah was not nailed to the stake or done away, but that it is the eternal standard of Yahuweh’s people. Yahuweh has called us out of Egypt, and out of Babylon, and continues to call us out to this day.
So how is it that now that we have responded to this calling, and forsaken these pagan assemblies called churches, that teach the Torah as done away; that reject Pesach, Succoth, the Sabbath and other set apart times; that declare obedience to be “legalism”, and that declare themselves as being full of the Spirit despite their utter rejection of Yahuweh’s ways, that we now desire to return to them for instruction?
These institutions which worship a Messiah who breaks Sabbath, treats the unholy pig as food; nails the Torah to the cross; replaces the Day of rest on the 7th day with the Catholic “venerable day of the Sun” on the 1st day (S-nday).
These religions which reject the Torah as Yahuweh’s standard of what sin is and is not, with their own human standard for sin. Who like King Saul, declare themselves to be in obedience, when in fact they are in rebellion to the commandments of Yahuweh, equating their own dead works as obedience as King Saul did.
These institutions which have defiled the inspired teachings of Scriptures with the doctrines and teachings of men; who have handed down lie upon lie to their congregants. Carnal minds, bitterly opposed to the Torah, and incapable of submitting to it. As it is written in Romans 8:7,8
8:7 …the carnal mind is bitterly opposed to Yahuweh, for it will not submit itself to the Torah of Yahuweh, nor indeed can it.
8:8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please Yahuweh.
It is the man of sin who cannot and will not submit to the Torah; and it is because of this unwillingness, and refusal to submit to Torah that they are not able to please Him. They are empty wells, clouds without rain, storms that seek to destroy every upright thing. Institutions of haSatan presenting themselves as messengers of Light, and as servants of Righteousness.
The Torah is spiritual, and it is only the spiritual man who is capable of embracing it and of submitting to it. It is only the spiritual man who can please Yahuweh. It is only those who obey the Torah of Yahuweh who can receive the Ruach haKadosh; and it is only through the Ruach haKadosh that we can receive the gifts of the Ruach.
As it is written in Ma’aseh (Acts) 5:32,
5:32 And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Ruach haKadosh whom Yahuweh has given to those who obey Him.
So we cannot even receive the Ruach haKadosh until we have committed ourselves to obeying Him. And we cannot to become a spiritual being until we receive the Ruach haKadosh; as it is written in Yahchanan (John) 3:5-7
3:5 …truly, truly I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Ruach, he cannot enter the Kingdom of Yahuweh.
3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Ruach is spirit.
3:7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, “You must be born again”.
So here it is, we must obey Him to receive the Ruach haKadosh; we must receive the Ruach haKadosh to become a spiritual being; we must become a spiritual being to be able to fully walk out Torah; and we must walk out Torah to be able to please Him.
And so accordingly, our submission to Torah, and belief in the Testimony of Yeshua as the Messiah, is the evidence of the indwelling of the Ruach haKadosh in our lives.
And as it is written in Romans 8:9
8:9 …if anyone has not received the Ruach from Messiah, then he does not belong to Him.
So if such is the case, then why after coming out from among those who are bitterly opposed to Torah, who vehemently attack those who obey it as “legalism”, and who have no understanding of who the Messiah is and of what He taught – do we turn around and return to these false institutions, and to the perpetrators of the very lies we have exposed and rejected, in order to learn about how to heal? If we came out of Buddhism, would we turn back to Buddha to learn principles of healing? If we came out of Hinduism, would we turn back to those teachers of false deities to learn principles of healing?
Did Yeshua have to send His disciples to seminars, or to the unbelieving priests, or to the pagan sorcerers to teach them principals of healing?
These teachers do not even understand the Messiah who they claim to believe in. They are just as ignorant of who He is as most of us once were. These teachers all claim to be filled with the Ruach haKadosh, but yet do not even keep the very Torah that the Scriptures state are a pre-requisite to receiving the Ruach haKadosh. And not only do they not keep it, that actively reject and oppose it.
Yeshua states in Mattit’yahu (Matthew) 7:21-23 that many will stand before Him and claim to have done many miracles attributed to gifts of the Ruach; but Yeshua declared to them, “I never knew you, depart from Me you violators of Torah”. As it is written,
7:21 Not everyone who says to me, “Adonai, Adonai, shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
7:22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Adonai, Adonai, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and performed many miracles in Your name?’
7:23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from Me you violators of Torah.’
Yeshua states emphatically at the beginning of the “Sermon on the Mount” in Mattit’yahu (Matthew) 5:17-19, and immediately prior to giving almost 3 chapters of Torah teaching,
5:17 Do not even think that I came to do away with the Torah or Prophets. I did not come to destroy them, but to bring them out in fullness.
5:18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the least stroke of the pen will under any circumstance pass away until all things have been brought to completion.
5:19 Whoever therefore relaxes even the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whosoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.
One of the prophecies of who Messiah would be when He arrived, and which is agreed upon as a Messianic passage by both Christians and Jews is D’varim (Deuteronomy) 18:18
18:18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.
And in Malachi 4:4 when prophesying in warning of the Great and Terrible Day of Yahuweh’s wrath it is written,
4:4 Remember the Torah given through Moshe My servant which I commanded Him in Horeb for all Israel with the appointed times and judgments.
This is what Moshe did. He was Torah giver and teacher, and Messiah was to be a prophet raised up like unto himself. This was brought to pass in Mattit’yahu (Matthew) 5 quoted above.
And whatever people believe Rav Shaul (the Apostle Paul) taught, one thing is for certain; he did not teach contrary to Yeshua’s teachings – He did not teach the Torah as “done away”.
As it is written in Ma’aseh (Acts) 25:8
25:8 Neither against the Torah of the Jews, nor against the Temple, nor against Caesar have I sinned in anything at all.
But yet “lawless” (Torahless) Christianity proclaims to be full of the Ruach of Elohim, and claims to have all the gifts of the Ruach, among which are the proclaimed gifts of tongues and healing. To produce the gifts of tongues, they train you by rubbing your throat, or by encouraging you to mumble some syllables, and declare that if nothing comes out then you do not have the “Spirit” and as such are not saved.
Then their is the “gift” of healing, where they send you to day long seminars to show you how to heal with the “Spirit”; as if it is something that needs to be learned.
These are the deceptions of haSatan. The gift of unknown tongues is the gift of a foreign language received without learning it. It is not something that is learned through a seminar or class. It is not something that can be coaxed through the rubbing of one’s throat or by learning how to mumble syllables. It is a gift. Received by whomever Yahuweh chooses to give it to, and which cannot be received or performed by any believer He chooses not to give it to.
Likewise, concerning healing, it is not something you learn at a seminar. The Scriptures are clear, as it is written in Ya’aqob (James) 5:14,
5:14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the assembly, and let them anoint them with oil and pray over them in the Name of Yeshua.
5:15 And the prayer of faith will heal the sick, and Yeshua will raise him up; and if he has committed any violations of Torah, he will be forgiven. It is as simple as that.
When Yeshua sent out His talmidim (disciples) it is written in Mattit’yahu (Matthew) 10:6,7
10:7 …go and preach, saying, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is near’.
10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Again, simple as that. He gave them the power, then commanded them to go out and use it. And as Ya’aqob (James) states, the prayer of faith will heal the sick.
In Ma’aseh (Acts) 3:6,7 Kepha healed a lame man by simply commanding healing in the Name of Yeshua, as it is written,
3:6 …then Kepha (Peter) said, ‘Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the Name of Messiah Yeshua of Nazareth, rise up and walk.’
3:7 and he took him by the hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
This has been my same experience. Never have I had to attend a seminar, or needed to return to lawless Christianity, or to recite long prayers to see somebody be healed. All I have ever had to do to see someone become healed is anoint them with oil, lay hands on them, and proclaim, “In the name of Yeshua be healed.” And there were times when I and the person being prayed over would both feel the healing even as I spoke. There was even one occasion when an individual was suffering from what appeared to be an epileptic seizure, and immediately everyone ran to her and started doing their Christian thing, babbling in tongues, with a half dozen hands on her, and praying a multitude of words in hope that Yahuweh would hear their prayer. And as I figured, nothing was happening. At this point I became distressed by the whole error, and walked up to her, anointed her with oil, and gently placed my hand on her while looking into her face, and before the words “In the Name of Yeshua be healed” could finish coming out of my mouth, her eyes immediately opened and she looked at me in the eyes in astonishment as we both knew instantaneously that she had been delivered as a direct result of that simple approach and prayer. She knew it and I knew it, that it was not through the vain repetitions, or through the prayers of a dozen people, or even through me that she was delivered, but through the simple words, “In the Name of Yeshua be healed”, that she received her deliverance.
So why is it that we feel a need to go back to the pagan temples of lawless religion to learn how to heal when the process is listed plainly in the B’rit Chadasha? Have we no faith in the Name of Yeshua to heal? Is it not due to our lack of faith that we feel compelled to have to go to a seminar to “learn” how to heal?
Are not these seminars really about our lack of faith? Isn’t the real reason why we say long prayers is because we feel Yahuweh may not hear us if we don’t say something fancy?
Isn’t the real reason why we have a dozen people lay hands on someone is because we do not believe that the prayer of one righteous person, or of the eldership is sufficient? And because we do not believe that a simple command in His name is enough? Would we consider communicating to the dead to learn about the living? Absolutely not! So why then go to idolatrous and pagan saturated, Torah rejecting churches, to learn about the ways of healing? Should not a people seek rather their Elohim?
To the Torah and the Testimony, if anyone does not speak according to these words, it is because they have no Light in them; Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 8:20.
Likewise, how many have had to pay money to learn “how to heal”? Did Yeshua ever require payment before he allowed the gift of healing to be received?
In Mattit’yahu (Matthew) 10:8 after giving His talmidim (disciples) power, He said, 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Likewise, it is written in Ma’aseh (Acts) 8:17-23 when Simon tried to buy the gift of the Ruach haKadosh,
8:20 Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of Elohim could be purchased with money…
8:22 Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray to Elohim if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you…
Mishlei (Proverbs) 6:23 states:
6:23 … the commandment is a lamp, and the Torah is Light. and Yahchanan (John) 8:12 states concerning Yeshua,
8:12 I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of life.
And in I Yahchanan (I John) 1:7
1:7 …if we walk in the Light as Yahuweh is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Messiah Yeshua His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Disease is the consequence of Torah violation (of sin). Non-disease related sickness is also in this world due to Torah violation (sin). The immune system can handle general sickness, we need not pray out of necessity for this. However, disease is beyond the ability of the immune system to heal apart from strict Torah observance, and often times by direct intervention by Yeshua Himself as well.
The Torah is Light. Yeshua is Light. And it is only through this Light that we can be freed from Torah-violation, and the consequences thereof.
As Yeshua stated in Yahchanan (John) 5:1-14 to the man healed of the inability to walk for 38 years,
5:14 …See, you have been healed. Violate Torah no more (sin no more) lest a worse thing come upon you.
And if we walk in the Light as Yahuweh is in the Light then the blood of His Son cleanses us of all sin, and heals us of all disease. And why does He do this in answer to our prayer? Because as I Yahchanan (I John) 3:22 states:
3:22 …whatever we ask of Him we receive, because we obey His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.
The church is Torahless, and therefore full of darkness. And it is written in 2 Corinthians 6:14
6:14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with Torahlessness? And what communion has Light with darkness?
As Mattit’yahu (Matthew) 7:21-23 makes clear, it is not the profession of the Messiah that causes one to be a believer, but the profession of the Messiah within the context of a Torah obedient lifestyle that causes one to be a true believer, one acceptable by Yahuweh.
Even Judah Iscariot, the demons, and haSatan all acknowledged Yeshua as the Messiah, as the Son of the Most High Elohim; but none of them combined their profession of faith with obedience to Torah.
Do not seek out as teachers those who reject the righteous standards of Yahuweh as wickedness, and who uplift Torah violation as acceptable in His sight.
You cannot fellowship at table of Yahuweh, and at the table of demons; I Corinthians 10:21.
In 2 Thessalonians 2:8,9 the false messiah is referred to in the Greek as the “Torahless” One, and will have power to perform all manner of miracles.
As it is also written in Mattit’yahu (Matthew) 24:24 (and detailed in Revelation 13),
24:24 …the false messiah and false prophet will arise and show great signs and miracles so as to deceive, if possible, the very elect.
And in Revelation 11 this “beast” will be the only one who is able to successfully oppose and kill Yahuweh’s two witnesses.
So here we have it, the one who will falsely claim to be the messiah, and who will stand against Torah, and who will kill Yahuweh’s two prophets, is also that same one who will be able to perform miracles so amazing that it will be difficult even for the elect to discern the counterfeit messiah from the real.
And what are we doing? We are going to lawless, charismatic churches that exalt a Torahless, sabbath breaking, pig eating messiah that periodically kills any Jews that do not believe their way, and who claim tremendous “miracle working” abilities. Can when any closer to the traits of “the Beast” than this prior to the Beast’s actual appearance? We are going to those who fit the criteria of Mattit’yahu (Matthew) 7:21-23 and the other verses stated above, precisely. What do we expect to learn from them? Truth? Are they going to teach us who the Messiah really is? Are they going to teach us about the eternal nature and soundness of the Torah of Yahuweh? Or maybe they will teach us about the feast days, appointed times, and Shabbats? Maybe we should go to them to learn that His name is Yeshua and not J-sus? Or go to them to learn about the dietary laws that Yahuweh gave us for good health?
Ask yourself. What can they possibly teach you that the Hebrew understanding of the Scriptures and Gospel cannot teach you? There is a reason that you left the church, and that reason is most likely the fact that they do not know the truth, but have handed down lies to you. Most probably in ignorance, but many with deliberate intent and/or indifference to the truth. These are the same ones who are going to be killing us in the name of J-sus when the false messiah comes out, even as they have always done periodically over the centuries.
There is only one way to truly heal, and that is through the Name Yeshua. It is His name that heals and nothing more. It is not in the abundance of words spoken, or in the number of people praying, or in the number of hands laid. It is not about any procedure so complex that one would have to go to a weekend long seminar to learn it. Plain and simple. If anyone is sick, the elder(s) are to anoint them with oil, lay hands upon them, and pray that they be healed in the Name of Yeshua. And if they have committed any sins, they must repent of them, and they will be forgiven. Otherwise, they risk the return of the disease or sickness, or even the possibility of dying in their sin.
So keep it simple, keep it within the context of the Faith, and with faith. Not looking to the faithless or lawless for our instruction. But trusting the Scriptures and in the awesome power of the Name of Yeshua.
Let us not return as a dog to its vomit, or to the dead works or institutions of our past errors; but go on to live and learn in the Light. In the Light of Torah, and of Yeshua; and may all be eternally blessed who follow these instructions.