REPENT

 

In the old days Christians were heard telling the "unbelievers" to...

 

TURN or BURN!

 

Nowadays repentance for religious folk means to

"change your mind"  and become a "Believer"

 

A lot of people are call themselves "Believers"...

because they've "changed their minds...."

 

BUT WHAT HAS really CHANGED?

 

In the Jewish world Teshuva (Repentance) functionally means to

live as a Jew, observe Torah, daven (pray) and do the traditions.

(traditions taught by your Orthodox, Conservative or Reform Rabbis)

 

    Christian theology is so "complex" that if you ask any three Christians what "repentance" is, you could get four or more different answers.  However, from the very early days of Yeshua's ministry he proclaimed...

 

"REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM

OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND"

 

    A lot of Christians simply feel better about themselves for claiming that "Jesus is Lord of their lives", but when we ask simple basic questions about HOW Jesus is their Lord, what we discover is that no... a RELIGION about Jesus is Lord of their lives.  Jesus in fact is an embarrassment for the majority of Christians.  I'll give you plenty of examples but first, when surrendering our lives to Y'shua (Jesus) the first thing we are called to turn from is... from breaking the TEN COMMANDMENTS.  Let's take a quick tour at the TEN COMMANDMENTS.

 

1)  I AM YAHWEH

First commandment is not a statement, suggestion or revelation.  This commandment instructs us to recognize Yahweh is Adonai (LORD) Master, Creator, Architect of Life, the Divine Spiritual Being Who animates all other spirits and physical properties within the Universe He Created by His Word.  Yahweh means The Self-Existent One.  YHWH is not dependant upon anything or anyone for His existence, everything is dependant upon Yahweh.

2) No other gods

Religion itself has become a god for many people in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  Religion and it's leaders have put themselves in the place of Yahweh.  Rabbinical Judaism openly admits that the interpretation of Torah is more important that the Torah itself.  Many Christians believe in a god who tells them that the Commandments of Yahweh have been nailed to the cross.  Muslims believe that Allah has given them permission to kill innocent people.  Religion makes other gods for itself, a very clever and cunning deception of the enemy.

3) DON'T TAKE THE NAME OF YHWH IN VAIN

The Name of Yahweh is vigorously avoided by Jews and Christians.  The Name of Yahweh for most Christians is foreign or "too religious", they have theology that tells them that nobody knows how to pronounce Yahweh's Name.  Theologians have replaced the Name of Yahweh with titles like LORD and God.  Rabbinical Jews tell people that YaHWeH is "too holy" to pronounce, they play games and use haShem (the Name), Adonai, or Elokim rather than show fidelity and respect for the Name of YHWH.  Such religious thinking gives Rabbis and Pastors authority over the Name of Yahweh, they put themselves in a higher position than the Word of Yahweh according to religion.

4) KEEP THE SHABBAT

Elohim rested on the 7th.  Shabbat begins at sunset on Friday night and goes to sunset at the end of Shabbat.  The Seventh Day Shabbat is a memorial of Creation.  As the world was without form and void and darkness was over the earth, so does Shabbat begin with a dark period and go through a light period and back into a dark period.  Seven represents completion, it represents Covenant and a Seal for YHWH's people.  The Christian world says Shabbat is "too Jewish", they opted to replace Shabbat with Sun-day.  Christians say that Paul the Apostle changed the Shabbat from the 7th Day to the 1st day of the week, but the New Testament and history says they lie.  Early church founders were pagan sun worshippers who used syncretism to attract large numbers of pagans into Christianity.  Christianity was made into an easier fit for the average pagan.  The Shabbat of YHWH is eternal, the Prophets of YHWH foretell of the Shabbat observance in the Millennium and the New Jerusalem.  Those who don't observe the Shabbat transgress the Word of Yahweh by their religious traditions.

5) HONOR FATHER AND MOTHER

Both Jewish and Christian leaders will advise young converts to dishonor fathers and mothers if that's what it takes to follow their religions.  Catholics call the head of their church the "pope" (father) which dishonors the Heavenly Father.  "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9  Catholics elevate their religious traditions as their god.

6) DO NOT MURDER

The religious worlds are notorious for slandering and libeling those who stand against their false religious traditions.  Rabbis, Christians, Pastors and Evangelists who are exposed for their lies and worthless unprofitable teachings are famous for their campaigns to diminish the souls of those who expose them.  Rabbis murder the name and reputation of Jews who they disagree with, they spill their blood by voracious attacks against those who are not convinced about the legitimacy of rabbinical hierarchy.  By their tongues they are murderers, they have no shame or consciousness, their tradition says murder is ok when it is a matter of keeping up the religious traditions.

7) DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY

Christians are routinely given license to divorce unbelieving spouses, even when spouses are not culpable for divorce.  Jewish men and woman are easily given a get if they married an non-Jewish person and want out of their vows.  In the both the Christian and Jewish world you can find a Pastor or Rabbi who will do anything you want if you support their synagogue or church, the same as the Mafioso who get pardon's by their Catholic priests.  Yeshua teaches that anyone who is culpable as an adulterer will not enter into the Kingdom of Elohim, he stated that divorce is a product of a hardened heart against YHWH and unless the marriage failed because of adultery if a person will be culpable for being an adulterer if they remarry, but religion says it's ok to divorce.

8) DO NOT STEAL

In the Western world Christians and Jews spend over 95% of their annual revenues on themselves, their buildings, their own programs and their entertainment and comfortable living.  YHWH teaches us in Torah that a part of all we have is to be laid up for the widow, fatherless and those who have fallen on hard times due to circumstances beyond their control, but "believers" prefer to donate to their own religious causes.  Pastors and Priests steal from Yahweh's people to build big crystal cathedrals and edifices to their gods of religion.

9) DO NOT LIE

All lies are not of the truth.  The religious world marginalizes truth on all levels, diminishing the call of righteousness that Mashiyach Yeshua gave his people to walk in.  The biggest lie of the Christian world is that a person can never be righteous, they are sinners who can only be justified in their sins.  This teaching is evil, it is haSatan's spin against the truth, yet it is the gospel message for the vast majority of Christians.

10) DO NOT COVET

Rabbis and Pastors live on the cutting edge of covetousness, they demand high standards of living as the "blessed" and "successful" ones over their congregations.  Pastors and Evangelists argue that they have to outwardly show prosperity so others will be attracted to their gospels.  Some have visions to convert the world and beg for money to fly private jets and command huge amounts of cash, because of their self importance and covetousness, which has become an acceptable "attribute" within the religious world... it is now seen as being a major component of a "successful" ministry.

 

     Do you think the 10 commandments have been diminished in importance since YHWH first Wrote Them With His Finger?  Most Christians do.  Religion convinces people that "theology" is able to define the truth in such a way that you don't have to keep the Commandments.  However, Christianity doesn't stop there, many Christians will gossip and slander the family members, church members and friends who begin restoring the TEN COMMANDMENTS into their lives.  Carnally minded Christians call Law Abiding people "legalists" and scorn them by suggesting that they are trying to work their way to heaven for delighting in Yahweh's Commandments.

 

     It is a wicked and evil "church" that teaches repentance only means to "change your mind".  The truth of the matter is that Repent means to turn from sin and Observe Torah.  If a person does not have a very deep remorse for their sin and a child-like willingness to obey YHWH and "follow the Lamb wheresoever he goeth", they have not entered into the Kingdom of Heaven.  They have not surrendered their carnal nature over for the spiritual man to reign over their weak flesh.  They have only dressed up the carnal man with a religious costume.

 

     After serving as both a Pastor and Rabbi I know what it is like to have people asking me for assurance of their salvation and meeting many who want to make things right with Yahweh.  I know how easy it is to steer a person after they've hit rock bottom and been sifted into a piece of bread because of their rebellion and sins.  I know what the Pastors and Rabbis are doing, rather than enter into the Kingdom themselves and surrender their lives to Y'shua, the religious leaders offer a religious solution, religion is based on a demonic mandate.  Pastors and Rabbis have NO FEAR of YHWH, many are are not personally convinced that YHWH exists, so they feed people with the religious traditions that their peers taught them, comforting people in their sins rather than helping them transform into the Image of Elohim, as Paul said, Messiah in you the hope of Glory!

 

     Religious men act as though YHWH is an abstract idea, that He is not the same Yesterday, Today and Forever and that His WORD changes according to modernism.  Religious leaders define the Kingdom of Elohim according to their intellectual ideas and the imaginations that are inspired by the enemy of Mashiyach.  YHWH gave us His Word, but haSatan turned it into various religions about His Word.

 

     A wedding symbolizes Yeshua receiving His people as His Bride (perfection), his people are having their "garments" washed in blood (redeemed) so they will become white (righteous) and acceptable to the Father.  Herein lies the spin of "the Believer" in thinking that "Yeshua or Jesus did it all", so the Believer has only to intellectually "Believe" but...

 

Faith demands the action of obedience.

The observance, keeping and delight of the Commandments of YHWH.

When Torah is written upon the heart by the Ruach haKodesh,

the Commandments of Yahweh are not burdensome.

 

    The "beliefs" and theology of Christo-Paganism is that Yeshua (Jesus) became the doormat for their sin, that is a Luciferian theology.  Yeshua came to introduce us to the Nature of the Father.  Yeshua Commanded Judgment, Mercy, and Faith, but the false Church is embarrassed to uphold righteous values that have long been established by the Word of YHWH as His Eternal attributes of the Malchut Elohim. 

 

To "repent" is to make Teshuva, to turn to YHWH and to Keep His Commandments.  Repent is to be sorrowful for sin and make certain we stop sinning.  We are to invite the Ruach haKodesh (Set Apart Spirit) to transform our lives into the Image of Elohim.  We are to become new creations. 

 

To repent is to see our need for Mercy and recognize the shame of sin and not bring more shame upon ourselves and others because of our rebellion against Yahweh.  For those who do not repent, but go through the religious motions, the blood of Yeshua was offered in vain, woe to those who take the Name of YHWH and His Mashiyach in vain because of their religious traditions.

 

"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Mashiyach, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward Elohim, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.  And this will we do, if YHWH permit.  For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Ruach HaKodesh, And have tasted the good Word of Elohim, and the powers of the world to come,  If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of Elohim afresh, and put Him to an open shame.  For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes often upon it, and brings forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receives blessing from Elohim:  But that which bears thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. 

Hebrews 6:1-8 

 

     There is no potential in accepting a new cutting edge "doctrine" or "theology" for your salvation, even if it's the TRUTH!!!  Doctrine can't save.  However religion uses the Name of Yahweh, or Yeshua or Yahshua or Jesus to endorse their false man-made religions.  Religion is not discipleship.  "Religious traditions" are dead works that Yeshua taught against, they are fashioned in a manner so that a person cannot repent.  People are not allowed to return to Yahweh because it would be an embarrassment toward the pastor and other members of the religious congregations. 

 

The tradition of making one's doctrine the focus of "belief" is paganism.  True Faith is a LIVING FAITH TOWARDS Yahweh Elohim through His Mashiyach Y'shua.

 

     It is mostly religious pride in Christian people that restricts them from the ability to repent!  When a person realizes the nature of their pride, they can be assured that the Ruach of YHWH is revealing Himself, these things doesn't happen unless one is recognizing the invitation of the Set Apart Spirit of Yahweh into the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

There is nothing you or I can do or say to a proud religious carnal person who has deceived themselves into trusting in their own religion for salvation, except suggest they pray and ask for a spirit of humility and appreciation for the Life YHWH has given.

 

Repentance is the right thing to do and you will know how deeply entrenched false religion is when you begin to obey the Word of Yahweh.

 

   NOW is the acceptable day of salvation, now is the time to flee from the churches and synagogues and seek YHWH and His Mashiyach Yeshua.  The religious systems of the world are Babylon, they function on the premise that everyone can have what they want like the carnally minded world, if you just believe.  What a travesty!  What a deception! 

 

Repent means to turn from the way the world is going and don't make any more excuses for your sin.  The beginning of a relationship with Yahweh starts with repentance.  "From that time Yeshua began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Matthew 4:17  The Ruach haKodesh has never stopped preaching everlasting message, the question is whether we've been able to hear from the Father and turn to Him.

 

     "But when the king came in to behold the guests, he saw there a man who had not on a wedding-garment:  and he said unto him, Friend, how did you get in without a wedding-garment?  And he was speechless.  Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and cast him out into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few have chosen."

Matthew 22:11-14 

 

YHWH be with you,

 

Shalom U'Vrachot,

 

Baruch Ben Daniel

 

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