by Christopher (From Brutal Planet)
A small remnant within the faith of Torah and Messiah is moving in an incredible direction and it appears to be happening in a synonymous moment.
In my walk in Torah and Messiah over the past 3 years I have seen many things, experienced many things, studied many differing halachas and I have never seen in 3 years what I have noticed in the past few months and I must say it is exciting.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.'
Daniel 12:4 (JPS)
In July of 2012, Nazarene Media was going through a spiritual renovation process. I resigned from the Nazarene Radio Network, and knew this was a time of renewal and there was a next step in my own personal spiritual growth in Torah and Messiah Yeshua. I took time from radio, and for a few months there was not a radio station on Nazarene Media. I found many flaws with the former station I managed with many teachers and I felt it was time to distance myself from many of them. I did not know why I felt this way at the time and felt that there was something wrong with me. I decided to take charge of my own spiritual walk in Torah and Messiah Yeshua and I put down my rabbinical studies for a little while and decided to read the Tanakh and Brit Chadasha start to finish. This took 2 months but the task was completed, I realized we have many problems in the Hebrew Roots.
I again felt so alone, like I did when I first discovered this whole "Torah thing". So I decided to start PaRDeS Radio with the hosts that I want to listen to, it started as basically something for myself to listen to as I would go to sleep or to listen to throughout the day. I did not expect it to grow into what it has grown into since that time, and it has grown into something that is very unlike many other stations. I was getting tired of constant "teachings" about "The Name", "Christmas", "Easter", "Tammuz", "Nimrod", "Catholicism", "Constantine" and the "sins of Christianity". I asked myself are we at a standstill as a body in our walk in echad as a body? I realized we had some major issues when listening back to some of the teachers I used to listen to and at the same time I was receiving emails asking me, "I already know about the paganism in the church, how come no one can tell me how to do sukkot?". It was at that time I felt like Yochanan (John), I felt I needed to be a lone voice crying in the wilderness. The radio schedule then changed again until we only had 3 shows left that I felt YHWH wanted me to keep. And I knew it was time for a restructuring of PaRDeS Radio around the time of Hanukkah 2012. The new vision for PaRDeS Radio was going to be edification, correction and growth. Instead of the most popular and smartest teachers, I was looking at hearts for the new lineup. New shows are being added of course and it is a slow process, all in YHWH's time.
Through this time, I have had several people in other ministries that seem to be separating themselves from the big name Hebrew Roots teachers and seeing the same things I have been seeing and without even saying anything the confirmation has been presented to me on a silver platter when I have not even said a word. Tons of conversations with people separated from my past, early in my walk and even at midway points in my walk has presented many things to me and confirmed many things that YHWH is doing something really incredible that I can only explain through an increase in knowledge. And the knowledge is not what we tend to think, it is knowledge of the heart and through application through the ancient paths. Not by learning Hebrew and Aramaic words or by custom or anything of that matter but rather application and a drive to leave the past where it belongs, which is miles behind us and to not worry with it or to look back at it and to listen to YHWH's voice and realize we have problems within the Hebrew Roots in terms of leadership, in terms of application, in terms of the greatest commandment and in terms of callousness brought on by those who wished to run before they could walk and have been elevated to the position of leadership.
I have kept my mouth shut on many of these things but it seems many of the new hosts of PaRDeS Radio have been experiencing the exact same things at the exact same points in their walk as I have and I feel a small remnant in the Hebrew Roots being called to lead the pack and to tear down the alters of the current leaders because we have been taught World Wide Church of God theology. There is a new breed of leaders rising up in the Hebrew Roots and it is not like the former that are in self exalted positions of authority now who focus on mainly words, language, and the sins of the former religious institutions.
These new leaders that will arise very soon, come in humility, a love for YHWH and a love for people. They are arising as servants, and are focusing on matters of the heart, and helping the body move forward in the faith through heart knowledge as opposed to head knowledge. These new leaders could care less about Christmas and Easter, they care more about showing you how to celebrate the major and minor feasts and moedim in Scripture. The new leaders that are arising, do not know they are coming up through the fold cause their hearts are not in how many DVDs they can sell or how many people sign up for their website, their hearts are truly in how to impact lives one day at a time and the focus is not on them but on the love of the Creator and his Son Yeshua and they are truly living in the Spirit of the Ruach. The head knowledge is with these new leaders that will arise but they rely on the wisdom, joy love, and shalom of the Ruach haKodesh that is within them.
The fruits then of the Spirit are these: Love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faith. Meekness, self-control. Against these there is no instruction put in place. And those who are of Mashiyach have put to death their flesh with all its passions and lusts. Let us therefore live by the Spirit and surrender to the Spirit. And let us not be of vacant glories that cause us to ridicule one another and envy one another.
Galatians 5:22-26 (AENT)
This is the increase in knowledge that Daniel spoke of, the book is being open, the Ruach haKodesh is being poured out on a remnant of the body, and they are being called to lead and many are still remaining as students as they are coming to terms with how YHWH is calling them.
And haSatan is is throwing a fit and throwing everything he can at this remnant like he did to Job. In the past few months haSatan has initiated sickness, cancer, depression, physical and mental ailments, as well as financial difficulty and he has been using political focus to sway our minds so that the mud is not removed from our eyes so we can focus on the mud stinging our eyes as opposed to moving forward.
It is important we know who is against us and that he is working hard to sway our focus so that these called leaders cannot fulfill their calling. It is important we realize this and realize that there is a spiritual battle taking place and it is time to claim our victory and realize how precious we are in YHWH's eyes, that we realize His love for us and His love for those around us despite their religious institution cause many of them will one day wish to learn, even if the time is not now, the time will indeed come.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts: In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, shall even take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying: We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.'
These things are happening now and it will continue to happen, and it is time that we take a stand and say, "our former religious institutions will no longer be the topic of discussion when we proclaim the name of YHWH our Elohim and His Son Yeshua the Messiah, for my tongue will confess the love of our Daddy in Heaven and my teachings will be the things He has asked me to teach to show His glory and awesome and Mighty Power, and to show His love and have the body move forward in one cohesive unit in Echad with one another, not missing any limbs but as an awesome solider made up of brethren each with unique gifts from the Father"
When we collectively say it is not against each other that we take our stand but against the one who wishes to control us instead and that our focus is not on the religious institutions of the past but rather in shalom and edification, we will see the body move. And until the current leadership is replaced with those who are out for YHWH's exaltation as opposed to their own we will continue in a path of confusion, hate and destruction. The time is now and I must say I am excited in what I am seeing and the confirmation that is taking place with many within the body. Hold onto your seat and fasten your seat belt. Your starting lineup is getting ready to be announced soon.
Theological Insights from Rabbi Eved Banah at Beit Geulah in Morganton, NC (www.BeitGeulah.com)