"As many as I
love, I rebuke and chasten:
be zealous therefore, and repent."
Humans are created
in the "image and likeness" of Elohim (the Mighty One),
which means that each of us are created with the inherent resources
to connect to Mashiyach. We are "spiritual
the interest and desire in making a spiritual handshake is an
individual pursuit that rests on each of us individually.
We have the ability and opportunity to
know Elohim and we can also choose to push away because of our ego
or negative peer pressure from circles of "influential" friends. YHWH (Yahweh) says, "as
many as I love, I rebuke and chasten", does that sound like He doesn't love everyone? Why would He give his "image and likeness" knowing
his own creation (people) would spurn Him?
Almost everyone believes that YHWH has given free choice, even those who
believe there is no God admit this, in many ways we
are like YHWH Himself who is Sovereign and can do what He wants.
So are we sovereign to make personal choices in this life, sure we
precious few souls take the time to pursue YHWH and His
Mashiyach, very few care to know Who He is, or how to have a
relationship with Him, most are content to live a "relationship" with
the Father through their Rabbi, Pastor, Guru,
or books by best selling authors or anyone who they think
knows more about God than they do.
Many think the Almighty "takes the fun" out of their
lives and wants to keep them from doing the things they really want to do.
Many people are under the impression that "God" puts His people in
boxes (confinement), certainly many of the younger generation feel
limitations will be put upon them if they pursue an open
and honest relationship
with YHWH, this is the message they get from both the
"adult" religious and secular worlds.
often been described as the "heavenly parent" who brings life
into the world and then watches what His sons and daughters do with
their lives. We have a Father in Heaven who loves all His Creation, but
not all His Creation love Him, many of His creatures do not respect
the Perfection of their Creator, never mind appreciate Him for how He put
the Universe together and gave them life, but yet many find that
love is escaping their grasp. The love of many souls has grown
cold because of turning their back on the Father.
says that love and obedience isn't optional, it is a Commandment and Scripture
even says that if we don't choose to love YHWH that, "...for this cause Elohim shall send them strong delusion,
that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who
believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
After YHWH has given everything He also gives us what
we really want.
When people spurn YHWH and mock the Truth they are merely exercising
their power of choice. But according to this promise, Elohim
will also "inspire" people towards more wickedness because He
You're scratching your head over that one, right? Have you not heard the parable, that if you love it, let
it go, and if it returns then it belongs to you? If this is
something that is plausible for humans who didn't create love,
then why is it not fitting for the One who breathed life into those
He loves. The strong delusion is obviously not only for the benefit
of the wicked and egocentrical Godless person, it is for the benefit
of everyone to witness a stubborn and rebellious
soul who is great in his own eyes but a fool before YHWH and His
people. YHWH's Justice is perfect in love.
Putting a forbidden tree in Eden was how YHWH proved
to mankind that we have choices, that
tree of the knowledge of good and evil has planted its seeds over
all the earth, everywhere you travel you'll run into the fruit of
the knowledge of good and evil. Mankind has done a thorough
job exploring the depths of his own capacity to sin. We've had
one global flood and many catastrophic situations like Sodom and
Gomorrah that tell of man's rotten fruit,
but even in this the Love of YHWH is found. The destruction of
the wicked holds opportunity for the righteous, but this
is something that very much troubles the wicked. The wicked
don't like to be reminded of such things.
Just below and east of Masada, Israel,
are acres of sulfur ball infested (brimstone) inside the rocks.
Sulfur pellets burned into rocks and left a trail of molten
lava in it's wake that choked the air and stopped the combustion preserving little
sulfur balls to remind us all of history past. I kept souvenirs for show and tell,
some still think it's cool to promote their homosexual
agendas and spurn YHWH's Justice.
NOPE, the wicked don't like to be reminded that
according to YHWH there are weeds (wicked men) growing among the
good wheat. Judgment is a very important aspect of Love, one
must judge with righteous judgment and make decisions that are based
on the Word of YHWH in order to know and experience the Father's
circles it is politically incorrect to speak of the wickedness and
evil of past and present men, the modern guru (wise man) is so full
relativism of his own definition of love that everyone is characterized as having
potential to his own inner spiritual harmony, but potential is not the same
as reality. While it's true that everyone has
potential, it's also true that religion has put a ceiling on love
and justice. Religious men have capped off the well, they do
not enter and they restrict others from drinking.
YHWH gave Torah (instructions in
righteousness) so that LOVE could be nurtured and shared among all
earthlings throughout all generations. Torah is the mirror
that each one of us can see the Spirit of YHWH within ourselves.
No Torah, No Mirror
People can't see who they truly are in Mashiyach because
they fear to live and look into the spiritual mirror of Torah. People like Hillel, the
founder of traditional "Judaism", and Marcion the Christo-Pagan who
invented the "Old and New Testament" have turned Torah
into a passé, outdated, taboo bunch of words on cigarette paper that
they renovated according to modern secular (lacking spiritual
content) opinion. Whether we like it or not, these two fellas have
contributed to extensively corrupting the entire world's
justice system, as have many other religious men throughout history. Both
were fiercely interested in personal power, together they gained more subscribers to their "theology" than Moshe or Y'shua. They are
great men in the eyes of men, but one can see how they both cleverly
spurned YHWH's authority and love.
Many religious people automatically accept the
teachings of either Hillel or Marcion simply because they follow Rabbinical
Judaism or Christianity, whether they know what these men instituted
or not. There is no doubt that both did what they thought was
"right" in their own eyes, but 2,000 years later there is a massive chasm between Jews
and Christians and disdain for one another. Many Jews think of
Christians as pagans and many Christians think of Jews as the Christ-killers
who rejected their own Mashiyach.
Love took some hard
knocks when the rabbinical world began hoarding Torah and using it to wield
traditional powers over the souls of others.
Jews rapidly became divided and fell into all
manner of sectarian and secular and religious factions. The Jewish community
was as divided 2000 years ago, as it is today.
The world back then was headed for trouble, love had eroded
and grown cold, Jewish people know that it was Jews fighting Jews that
caused the Temple in Jerusalem to be destroyed.
Titus and the Romans wiped out the Temple and killed a million Jews and took thousands as slaves, to teach
Jews a lesson, "as many as I love, I rebuke
and chasten", YHWH says. Torah took on
a new life, it had to be restored by YHWH as He intended, not as within
a segregated culture but as a Universal Charter
that is accessible to everyone.
commanded that the GER (sojourner/stranger/non-Jewish person) be
welcome to enter into the commonwealth of Torah, into the Malchut
Elohim (Kingdom). There are hundreds of verses that indicate this, Caleb the Kenezite was one of the most
instrumental servants of YHWH, he was not a blood brother
to the sons of Israel,
"One law shall be
to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourns among
"You shall have one
manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own
for I am YHWH your
"One law and
one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourns with
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
shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
Because the human condition required this, the "seed of woman" came
to earth to define Love and help us understand the meaning and
purpose of life. The fact of the matter is that the world
rapidly lost what Mashiyach established. The Christian
world boasts of 33,800 "Christian" denominations in 2008 who
have all but completely trashed Torah in favor of man-made religion.
Christianity has done to Y'shua what traditional Judaism has done to Torah, they
used their choices to make another tower of Babel and destroy what
and inventor of Love also defines Love.
Love is what brought
offer Himself for the rest of the world. The Love of YHWH is that extravagant
love and life force that glues the inhabitants of the earth together, but
because of Torahlessness, the love of many has grown cold.
In many ways Torah is more unpopular among the religious than it is among the
non-religious. Mankind invents plenty of his own ideas about "god" and
then calls anything
and everything love rather that trust what the Word of YHWH teaches
us about love.
Those who don't know Torah only
now love through the
eyes of a religion or through traditions that digest Torah
according to a religion about YHWH or His Mashiyach. Our
values evolve generation to generation, from universities,
synagogues, churches and newspapers and television. We've all
bitten into the fruit off the tree of knowledge of good and evil,
we've all been "enlightened" to one degree or another by the oldest preacher
who preaches that evil things are good and good things are evil.
Humanity does not have any love of it's own, we didn't invent love,
we borrow from the Author of Love. As children we began
learning what others taught us about love, then we made up our own
minds about what love is and we each define love in our own unique
way. YHWH says, "as many as I love,
I rebuke and chasten", Adam and Eve endured a very great rebuke and
each succeeding generation has responded to that rebuke and the
consequences of it.
YHWH says "as many as I love", this is proactive Love. YHWH applies His love by giving His people great
purpose of being and He keeps His people focused in the right
direction by putting boundaries to protect us and keep us from being
devoured by predators, or falling off the cliff of humanism into
the abyss of synthetic materialistic "love."
Love keeps us headed in the right direction
as does pain. When we break Torah our love grows
cold, we return to the "drawing board" and learn about
consequences. Mankind has devised coping
mechanisms to deal with his choices, we've found creative ways to
under carpets and avoid the chastening of YHWH, generation after generation we cope
with our rebellion rather
than go explore the love of YHWH and His Mashiyach. When people
surround you with empathy and sympathize with your rebellion and
encourage you to defy the love of YHWH, you know you are
in the culture of those who lived in Noah's days who called
good evil, and evil good.
There are focus groups,
counseling sessions, and workshops to support
our rebellious natures. Leaders are
recognized and remunerated for providing warm religious fuzzies for
the rebellious. Psychiatrists and psychologists soothe
rebellion and extend dysfunction into future generations.
People are blamed of having "mental disorders" if they
don't accept status quo religion or the science of intellectual
who are the religious titans of the modern era. Homosexuality
is considered by many as inborn and a natural god given thing, as though YHWH created certain men
to desire men more than women. Whatever mankind
lusts for, he puts the responsibility of that upon YHWH. Why are
homosexuals so adamant about being married with a State issued
marriage certificate? They want their homosexual
choices to be respected by society as being equal to heterosexual marriage.
the world to acknowledge that YHWH who instituted heterosexual marriage also
recognizes their homosexual marriages.
But YHWH says He
created male and female in His image, and the natural world bears
witness to male and female within the plant and animal domains.
want to reverse the natural and spiritual order of life itself,
proving to themselves and others that they have overruled YHWH's
YHWH says a man and women are to leave fathers and mothers
and become one flesh. Within the Perfection of the Word of YHWH
when a couple have sex they are physically joined as becoming one
flesh. The act
of joining physically is protected by Torah, and the fidelity
between a man and woman is to become entrusted to each other for the bond they've
made together. YHWH's Love has a foundation in Righteousness and Justice,
man's "love" is tyranny.
Love is complex, if
love were to be dissected and defined we
would conclude with all the attributes of YHWH as a package is
Love. Love is such a universal value that our own existence
depends entirely upon love. It is so powerful that many fear
defining Love because a definition would limit love to a formula,
and that's not acceptable to many folks. It has been said, that
"he that does not love does not know Elohim (God); for Elohim is
love." It may be very difficult to define love, but
it's much more impossible to define the Giver of Life, the Creator
Love is securely established through "righteous instruction", all righteous instruction nurtures Love. The name for righteous law or
righteous instruction in Hebrew is "Torah." Torah is not only the 5
books of Moses, it is the revelation of righteous instruction within man
so he can take care of himself, his wife and children, his animals,
his plants and everything he has, it has been entrusted to
him according to love. Yet there is no higher form of love, covenant or law in the
universe than what YHWH has revealed according to His Spirit
and through His Word. Therefore our LOVE towards YHWH is by
far the greatest of all love we can give and His love towards us is
the greatest love we will ever receive.
The cliché that "love is blind"
of course refers to being blind to a persons negative qualities, nevertheless it is not love that is
blind but our blindness about love that is bringing destruction upon
the earth. It is YHWH's people who are blind to YHWH's love
for us. We are blind if we reject YHWH's Torah and hence we are blind to Love,
because Elohim is Love and if one wants to know the One True Father
they must seek to know Him according to His Love, not our own
interpretation of love.
The single largest
universal demonstration of
love has been accomplished by Mashiyach, who is Yeshua haNetzari
(the sprout or Branch in Isaiah 11). Even if a person doesn't "believe" in
what Yeshua accomplished they will have a very hard time topping the list of selfless
actions that demonstrate his Love of YHWH. The list of attributes and events of Yeshua's life
are very lengthy, but we all know that his love wasn't popular with
the religious or the ruling class and we also know that because of what Y'shua stands
for, the world came to hate him on many levels. There is a
huge amount of infamy
to bear when a person chooses to follow Mashiyach, which is
why there are precious few disciples in these last days.
Not only has the
Christian world shunned the love that Y'shua
demonstrated, they have made up a JeZeus
god to replace Y'shua because in reality the carnal nature of man detests the
true Mashiyach. Most Christians are shamed by living according
to the Living Torah and anyone who would
dare to uphold the Word of YHWH, because Torah reveals and quantifies
the Love and Faith of YHWH.
We might not see
the connection why YHWH gave the 4th
commandment, "six days you shall labour, but on the Seventh day
Shabbat, you shall rest", or the 3rd, "you shall make the Name of
YHWH equal" (in vain). For many who read the Scriptures these
commandments are religious formulae rather than
instructions on how to enter into a meaningful and personal relationship
with YHWH and His Mashiyach. The fact is that these two commandments and
the other eight are universal and have everything to do with relationship and love
of the Father.
YHWH owns time because He
created it. The seventh day Shabbat is a window into time
eternal, for many Jews Shabbat is a day of lovemaking, why not?
we study Torah, we sing, we dance, we feast and make love because
it's Shabbat!* It is YHWH's day of rest that we enter into,
without Shabbat an essential component of love is lost, the problem
is that this is very difficult to explain to someone theoretically
because it is something a person must personally experience.
Human instinct tells us that man needs rest and that the most
important things in life don't come to us by writing checks or by
plastic cards in our wallets, the fact is that we need divine rest
in Him so that we can regenerate our relationship with Him and one
other. We are to live according to His heavenly schedule not
our own. Shabbat is when all the prophets and people of YHWH
come before Him. Shabbat is a Covenant between YHWH and His
Creation that was given for us to remember that we are all created
by the Author of time itself.
folk to trash Shabbat is indicative of their
traditional religious rhetoric, rather than entering into a covenant relationship with YHWH and His
Mashiyach many choose a comfortable religion about Mashiyach. As the Creation of the earth began with
a dark period, so does Shabbat begin in the evening, indicating a
memorial of Creation and the rest that YHWH ordained from the beginning
The Shabbat is a moral obligation between YHWH
and His people. Shabbat is defined within a universal code of law, if a person
refuses to stop what they are doing they have elevated
their activities above the Word of YHWH, they have diminished
their love for YHWH and reduced themselves into slaves of self.
wouldn't know this until they've experienced Shabbat in Mashiyach, and it is
only those who have never entered Shabbat who speak against YHWH's 4th Commandment. Imagine a family enjoying Shabbat rest and
peace and eating together, singing, praying, blessing
one another, but one family member prefers to go to the office to
do his business and make more money or to the casino or pub to be with
his or her more important friends. Where do you go on Shabbat?
the whole world decided that we don't need Shabbat, and we choose
another day for our own Shabbat? This is exactly what Christianity
did, it syncretized humanism into a self made religion about a
God called Jesus. Christianity today would be unrecognizable
to the original followers of Y'shua, it's a different religion, it's a
different world than from 2,000 years ago when Y'shua and all his
followers entered into Shabbat. Your Rabbi or Pastor will tell
you that it's ok, religion has evolved, God has spoken to them...
don't worry... go back to sleep... nite nite.
Love and the Commandments are equal to each other, they are one and the
same. Love supports Righteousness and Righteousness is the
fullness of Love, this is what made Yeshua the Mashiyach. He
is perfect in observing Torah and as such He is perfect in Love.
The office of Mashiyach requires this, Yeshua
could not have qualified as Mashiyach unless he magnified Torah
into the hearts of his followers and this is exactly what he does
when we truly surrender to him.
The love is blind scenario is those
who say they "love" but who speak against Torah and diminish the
standard of Torah, this is blindness not love.
There is a vast difference between perpetually talking about love
getting around to loving YHWH and His Mashiyach. So what if a whole group of people are
perpetually talking about love but their real zeal is in the
theology about love, in their meetings, in their long theological discourses about religion or
Religion is self-love, because the Love of
YHWH is centered in righteousness which is doing Torah, not hearers
of the word but doers are they who are being made righteous. The fact of the matter is that if Believers were
centered on Love within the Kingdom of Elohim Love would be
demonstrated within community, with closeness, belonging, having
everything in common, witnessing the Mighty Arm of YHWH revealed
through prayer and intercession. We would see righteous living
become the standard of each Believer, rather than the adoption of the
material world and Hellenistic structure and hierarchy within the
community of "believers."
To do Torah as a people is to
become universally aware of the Malchut (Kingdom) Elohim potential
within all of mankind, because as love is demonstrated within a
group of people it can be duplicated, but today Torah and Love are
put at the back of the bus, the Greco Roman culture's perspective of belief,
tradition, religion and knowledge are paramount for most Christians.
Another love is blind myth
is that mankind
is helpless, selfish, decrepit sinners who can never become righteous,
is a nasty religious denial of the truth. Y'shua
teaches that he came for the sinner to make us whole and that the
sinner who continues in Torahlessness (lawlessness) is not of
Mashiyach. He will even say, "I never knew you, depart from me you doers of iniquity."
Love has taken on a completely new meaning among religious people, love is
a theology taught by the
precepts and commandments of men. Y'shua says he will heal our
selfishness, our propensity to break Torah, our weak flesh, but
religion says you cannot be healed, you will always be a helpless
sinner, you will always be dependent upon your rabbi, pastor, priest
or minister to make "intercession" for you.
Father has loved me, so have I loved you: so continue in my love.
If you keep
my commandments, you shall abide in my love;
even as I
have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and
that your joy might be full.
This is my
commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.
hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his
"Don't you know
that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of Elohim?
Be not deceived:
neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate,
nor abusers of
themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards,
nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of Elohim. And
such were some of you:
but you are
washed, but you are sanctified, but you are made righteous in the
name of the Master Yeshua, and by the
Spirit of our Elohim".
YHWH be with
*There is a very insignificant
sect of Jews and confused Messianic Christians who call themselves
Karaites (the Karaites evolved from 9th Century Iraq) who believe
that Jews shouldn't have sex on Shabbat. Karaites had a
religious tradition that wouldn't allow them to have a candle or
lamp burning on Shabbat for fear of breaking Torah. It's
barely worth mentioning except to add that what they have in common
with the purveyors of Oral Law is they both speak evil of Y'shua as
Mashiyach. A very sad lot.