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When we read and study the blessed Scriptures,
the Word of YHVH Elohim as a believer in Yahushua the Messiah, we should keep
the following three steps always in mind for they are a valuable guide and it
will certainly provide us with guidance and illuminate the sheer beauty and the
fullness of YHVH’s most blessed Word.
1. Who was YHVH Elohim, blessed be His
Sanctified Name, speaking to?
2. When was it said?
3. How was His Word understood at the time it
I do believe that these three points are most
relevant to our understanding of 1. What the Almighty is saying at the time
– 2. As well as what it means to us today - and 3. Especially to you and
me right now!
I read recently that a certain pastor had said; “Beware they are coming soon, for *Jesus said clearly that there will be many false prophets coming in the later days to lead the Christians astray!”
*In regard to the name “Jesus,” the truth is that our beloved Messiah never had that name given to Him, but His Name was and will always be … “Yahushua” for this is His actual and true Name! The name “Jesus” is a name that was created from another name, and it is best to read the relevant study on this, but it was long after our beloved Saviour had returned to the Father in Heaven and the Apostles had died!
We know that Yahushua spoke clearly about the “latter days,” but He also indicated that this would happen soon after His departure from the earth! Thus, let as look at two very different Scriptures.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” Mattityahu - Matthew 7:15-20.
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit,
but test the spirits, whether they are of Elohim; because many false prophets have
gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of Elohim: Every spirit
that confesses that Yahushua the Messiah has come in the flesh is of Elohim,
but every spirit that does not confess that Yahushua the Messiah has come in
the flesh is not of Elohim. And this is the spirit of the Anti-messiah,
which you have heard was coming, and is already in the world.” 1
Yochanan – 1 John 4:1-3.
Although we could say that the above verses may not have a specific time period attached to them, but 1 Yochanan clearly states that the “spirit of anti-messiah is already in the world,” and therefore we can clearly say that this can be applied to a time that had already commenced during the times of the Apostles, for Yochanan – John, as well as Shime’on – Peter as we can see below:
“But there were also false prophets
among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will
secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Saviour who
bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.” 2
Shime’on – 2 Peter 2:1.
You may ask yourselves, but did our Saviour
ever indicate to the “latter days” and false prophets? The
answer is, yes He certainly did! In Mattityahu - Matthew chapter 24 Yahushua makes a clear statement that
makes a timeframe very clear!
“So when you see standing in the Sanctified (Holy) place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ as spoken of through the prophet Daniel.” Mattityahu - Matthew 24:15.
Thus, as we will understand we have now entered the time of the Tribulation. But He continued;
“For false messiahs and false prophets
will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive if possible, even
the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.” Mattityahu - Matthew
Considering we are speaking of a time during
the very end days and not even what we might call the latter days that comes
before that great and evil time, for Yahushua set the boundary in verse 15!
Beloved it is tragic but the time when the
first of the false prophets appeared was way back, from the time of the
Apostles and tragically they have continued unto this day, completely unlike
what the pastor stated in the opening comment “Beware they are coming
soon” for they have been here all of the time!
As an ultra orthodox Hebrew having come to know and believe in Messiah Yahushua, through an amazing miracle one evening in my office in the 1970s, whist at home during my evening prayer and Scripture study time, this night completely changed my life in many more ways than one. For I had always disliked Christians, as in my mind they were the people that murdered my people Israel, for almost 2000 years Jewish men, women and children had been slaughtered and defiled hideously in the name of “Jesus Christ.” To us Hitler was considered a Christian, for lets face it, he was a Roman Catholic! I know those who hate the Jewish people have even attempted to do everything and try a way to now give him some sort of Jewish identity, but sorry, that just does not work!
However, having said all that, now being a believer in Messiah I am well aware that the faithful in Him were not responsible for any of those evil acts, no not one single one, regardless of the massive slaughters that the church were responsible for and that includes the evil “Jew hater” Martin Luther whose book, “The Jews and their Lies” assisted Hitler and he used it in his annihilation of the Jews, as Luther had given the ideas in his work! Thus, we see the tragedy of men, but beloved as I said the true believers supported the Children of Israel, in fact I later wrote a book on how many faithful ones saved Jews during the times of the Holocaust even though their own lives were at great risk and many were killed by the Nazis, the book is called “Dutch Tzedakah” and it is available online! The truth is that all those evil murderers were being led by the god of the earth – Satan!
Having come into faith, I was very clearly led
to spend seven years in study of the blessed Scriptures in the original Hebrew
and during this time I was not to read any books written by man, for the Father
desired me to learn only from His Word. I also stayed away from all
“Bible studies.” Thus I would not be influenced by any kind of
error that sadly, as I now know has influenced so many churches and that is why
there are such massive differences in doctrines! However, I was mightily
blessed for Elohim, so richly blessed me, as He sent me a wonderful Greek
believer thus now we had the Word in Hebrew and Greek, which is a massive blessing,
for this combined with His Ruach HaKodesh – the Sanctified (holy) Spirit
is what makes these studies so special. In due course we went into ministry
However, as we travelled the globe great sadness struck us for we found so much false teaching with preachers and false prophets who were peddling hideous deceptive satanic lies. This even included a considerable organisation, being the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ), yes this group is generally highly respected by so many “christians” around the world as they seem to feature a great deal of Jewish (style) song and dance in their programmes, but they also teach an evil and yes, even a satanic lies. One of these evil lies is, “The Time of Jacob's Trouble has passed.” The ICEJ actually states that it “has already occurred.” This, beloved, is a hideous lie from HaSatan –Satan!
I remember well, for it was at the fiftieth
celebration of the re-establishment of the State of Israel, when the Australian
leader of this organisation spoke at a church I was invited to, the day prior
‘Israel’s 50th Jubilee Celebration’ that was to be
held at the Sydney Opera House on April 28, 1998. During his message, he made
their doctrine very clear once again as he stated, amongst other things, “
Beloved, I am sure that we all know that the
Word of Elohim clearly tells us that the “Time
of Ya’akov’s (Jacob’s) Trouble” will
be during the second half of the seven-year “Great Tribulation.”
Beloved, the Scriptures clearly describes the
massive destruction that will take place in
Beloved, we who are in the Body of Yahushua THE Messiah must warn
Whilst I was in the
and remission of sins should (must)
be preached in His Name among the Gentiles, beginning at
You may recall how the Apostle Shaul – Paul had to warn the Corinthian elders:
“For I know this that after my
departure, savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.
Also from among your selves, men will rise up speaking perverse things,
to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch and remember that
for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with
tears.” Acts 20:29-31.
Our beloved Messiah Yahushua spoke about false prophets coming in sheep’s clothing, but inwards they are ravenous wolves, and the meaning is quite obvious, this is followed by His words “a tree bearing good fruits” and “bad fruits” etc.
The question is what is the “good
fruit”? It is the result of
sincere people who are being taught to follow the example and teachings of
Messiah Yahushua and His Apostles all of whom upheld the seventh day Sabbath
and the Feasts of YaHVaH Elohim and the Ten Commandments as the Words of
Messiah and all of Messiah’s Apostles and Shaul – Paul writings
clearly state! Those who have heard the Word will genuinely work toward loving
their neighbours and serve one another and their fellow men. They will be a
people who love their Creator so much and will with great joy walk according to
His ways as mentioned previously regarding the Sabbaths and feasts, etc. Is
your pastor and Fellowship teaching you to uphold the Sabbath that Yahushua and
the Apostles and the faithful continued to uphold for hundreds of years after
the days of our Saviour, even until today? Are you taught to uphold the
Passover, or is it the pagan festival of Oestre or Eastre, that the church
Let me give you an
example. Baptism, or Immersion into Messiah Yahushua is done in deep water in
order that the person can be whole covered, but unlike in
‘christian’ circles new believers are NOT taken backwards by a
pastor or person, but they stand in the water with another who prays with them,
and then they bow forwards until they are completely covered and remain
immersed for a few seconds and then stand up. This is submitting unto the
Father and the Messiah! The church have their new believers falling backward
and that is Satan’s clever stunt! Just line that weird Pentecostal
“slaying in the spirit?” Those who are overwhelmed by the music and
all the commotion of what is going on and they fall back and have to be caught,
or they could hurt themselves badly! Well that really sounds Scriptural, does
it not? But what does the Word say. When YaHVaH Elohim spoke to Avram, and
later when his name had become Avraham, also Moshe – Moses and Yahushua
– Joshua what happened?
“Then Abram fell on his face, and Elohim talked with him.” Bereshis - Genesis 17:3. See also; Gen 17:17, Num 16:4, Josh 5:14 and there are many other verses!
Thus, beloved, what I am showing you directly from the Word of Elohim is that Satan turns things around and it will be directly opposite to what it should be. Sadly, due to these things having become so normal over many years and therefore it has become, I am sad to say; “tradition” and when someone like us come and say otherwise, we are being pointed out as being a sect, or worse still as apostates and that is tragic, for that is how Satan works his skills! Hear the Word of YaHVaH Elohim, pray in the blessed Name of Yahushua and be set free!
Tragically as we all know, so many churches have a rather wide difference of opinion, be it the order of service, as well as a huge difference in their belief systems. But all the “christian church” does hail from it origin being of course is the “Roman catholic church.” Some will say that Martin Luther broke away, however, when he departed his church, we need to understand that he only had very minor differences with his church, for he remained very much a full fledged catholic and he did hold onto the vast majority of the original Theology, he just dumped a certain amount of things that did not suit him! All this means that the vast majority (95%) of Romanism still remains in every single church to this very day! Let me ask you, have you been inside a Lutheran church? Well it is very much like a catholic one, not much different really; it has all the same pagan idols, etc., etc!
Again Shaul - Paul warned Timotheos
– Timothy to ensure he teaches at all times “sound doctrine”
and to remain in
All good and true doctrines come back to Elohim’s commandments being based on LOVE and of course walking on His path and serving and working with YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, on the perfect and right level. For those who are in any kind of ministry,
I highly suggest that you read the flowing
study, for within it you will discover the very heart of where we should be in
His service! “Labour with Elohim.”
As we look back to the time of the Apostles, I find it very sad that so many of the church simply know nothing about the man who created the church of Rome, as well as the terminology “Christian” and the title “Christ.” I know that you will be astounded, if not completely shocked hearing about the possibility of such a man, and you will be thinking, that is just another madman who lives in a world of fantasy!
To be honest beloved, this man is in fact very
clearly recorded in the Word of Elohim! His name is Simon and he
became the “First Bishop of
Lets us now turn to the Book of Acts chapter 8 and read about this evil of men, a man who is know by the people to be a “sorcerer,” who had “divine and great power.”
“Now for some time a man named Simon
had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He
boasted that he was someone great and all the people, both high and low, gave
him their attention and exclaimed, ‘This man is the divine power known as
the Great Power.’ They followed him because he had amazed them for a long
time with his magic.
But when they believed Filippos - Philip as he
preached the good news of the Kingdom of Elohim and the Name of Yahushua the
Messiah, they were immersed - baptised, both men and women. Simon himself
believed and was immersed. And he followed Filippos - Philip everywhere,
astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.
When the apostles in
When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at
the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money and said,
‘Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may
receive the Sanctified (holy) Spirit.’
Shime’on - Peter answered: ‘May
your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of
Elohim with money! You have no part or share in this ministry, because your
heart is not right before Elohim. Repent of this wickedness and pray to YHVH.
Perhaps He will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart, for I see
that you are full of bitterness and a captive to sin.” Acts 8:9-23.
As we can clearly see from this Scripture,
that Satan was already perfecting a counterfeit “messiah” who was
working right in the backyard of Messiah's much-loved Apostles. His name was Simon
Magnus or as he was also known as ‘Simon the Sorcerer’
and this man, was obviously NOT Shime'on - Peter the Apostle who we have always been told is the one that went
to Rome and was the founder of the Universal Roman "church." Sorry
not True! In fact it was that other evil Simon who arrived
there and NOT Shime’on - Peter the Apostle, for he never ever set a foot in
Thus it is very clear from that statement once
more that the Apostle Shime’on, who is known as Peter was never in Rome,
but that it was indeed this conjurer Simon Magnus who bewitched the people of
Rome with his false miracles and set up his new religion and when you consider
this, combined with what he created doctrinally, changed the New Covenant from
the original into Greek because it would be more acceptable to the pagan world
and giving our beloved Saviour THE Messiah a new foreign name that in no way
was connected with His real Name, and even His Title, or Attribute, rather that
Messias as the Greek believers in Him originally used, it was Simon who changed
it to “Christos” and the new believers as “Christians,”
which came from the names “Chreston” - “Chrestos.”
But who were these two?
Let me first quote the following verse, and we need to remember Who Elohim is, by closely considering Yochanan – John chapter 1:1-4. For He who is the Word, it states was not just with Elohim, but IS Elohim, thus the Elohim of the Tanach, the Old Covenant and the Brit Chadashah, New Covenant is one and the same Elohim! Therefore, it was He, THE Word who spoke these very words, thus no good saying as so many tend to do, “Oh but that is Old Testament brother!” Shame on all those with that attitude, for they are in fact opposing the Father and the Son!
“And in all that I have said to you, beware
and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your
mouth.” Shemos - Exodus 23:13
According to the Interpreter’s “Dictionary of the Bible,” the word “Christos” was easily confused with the common Greek proper name “Chrestos,” meaning “Good.” According to a French theological dictionary, it is absolutely beyond doubt that “Christus” and “Chrestus,” and “Christiani” as well as “Chrestiani” were used indifferently by the profane and various Christian authors of the first two centuries A.D., and it is known that the word was originally introduced by Simon (the sorcerer) Magnus who became the first Bishop of Rome, the man who commenced this new faith, being a pagan based, mixed loosely with Messianic details, and he is the genuine founder of the church of Rome, thus it was NOT the Apostle Shime’on – Peter who never set a foot in the city of Rome, as the Apostle Shaul – Paul proves! The word Christianos is a Latinism, being contributed neither by the Hebrews nor by the Messianic faithful. The word was introduced by Simon Magnus created the word known today as “Christian” and it is of course from a pagan origin.
According to the
“Real-encyclopaedie,” the inscription “Chrestos is to be
seen on a Mithras relief in the Vatican.” According to
‘Christianity and Mythology,’ Osiris the sun-deity of Egypt was
also revered by the name, Chrestos! However, “Chrestos”
was also “a Pagan for the judge of Hades or the lower world.”
Thus in ancient day’s he was the sun, and later he became the judge of
Hades, the grave!
Beloved, as we are nearing the “Latter Days” I weep, for it is so sad that there are so many being led astray by false preachers who claim to have received a prophecy and I can tell you I have not heard any to date that are true. Some of their parishioners have spoken to me and told me how their pastor received a word from god stating how there is going to be a “massive revival in their fellowship,” etc. How many times have I heard that very same statement from countless fellowships all over the world and of course all of them are Pentecostal! Sorry, it will NOT happen! There will come a huge revival, but take my word for it, this will occur in the middle of the tribulation after the Two Witnesses have been killed and laid in that square for three and a half days, but the YHVH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, will bring them back to life and raise them up unto the air to be with Messiah forever!
As the world will watch this mighty miracle of
YaHVaH, many will come to believe all what they had been teaching for the three
and a half years before all this and thus the second half is called the time of
Jacob’s Trouble, for many of Israel will also believe, as will countless
millions of Gentiles who will come unto Messiah Yahushua and will be redeemed!
Thus the Anti-Messiah will commence his hideous killing spree! It will be a
tragic time indeed, but it is written and it will happen!
Beloved, please wherever you go, or read, be sure that you always pray first and ask the Father in the loving Name of Yahushua the Messiah for guidance, but more so discernment!
“And this I pray, that your love may
abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you
may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without
offense till the Day of Messiah, being filled with the fruits of righteousness
which are by Yahushua the Messiah, to the esteem and praise of Elohim.”
“Teach me Your way, O YHVH. I will
walk in Your truth.
UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR YOUR NAME!”
Ministry founder, elder
& teacher: Reuben ben Gershom.
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