There are times when I really do not feel like doing anything. Yet, I find myself feeling guilty when I do not post to this ministry.
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I started this over 7 years ago, and then I posted every day. Eventually, I found that I was burning myself out, and that the posts were forced, in a way, so I decided to post only two days of the week whatever message I felt was given to me, and on Friday to do a message on that Shabbat’s Torah reading.
After all, I am Jewish and this ministry is as much for Jews, if not more so, than for Christians.
Lately, I have stopped the Friday messages because I have given at least 4 messages on each of the 54 Torah readings (called a Parashah) and also have published my book, “Parashot Drashim” (available on Amazon and through my website), which is a commentary/Bible study/sermon on each of the parashot in the Torah. So, I figure, enough is enough; at least, for the time being. Maybe later I will start to do that again, but for now, I’m just plain tired.
But I feel called to continue.
So, today having nothing on my schedule to preach about, I thought I would explain why I do this.
So, is this ministry for Jews? Absolutely. Why? Because Jews have been taught nothing but lies about Jesus and have been refused the opportunity (mostly by Jews) to learn the truth about him, starting with his real name, Yeshua, and that he did not create the religion we know as Christianity.
Jews need to know that the Jesus we hear about through Christian friends is NOT the Messiah God sent to his people back in the First Century.
So, if this ministry is for Jews, what about Gentiles? Is there something here for them, too?
The answer is: Absolutely!
And why? Well, for the very same reason that it is here for Jews-Gentiles/Christians don’t know the real Messiah, Yeshua, any more than Jews do because the lies Jews have heard about him were developed by, and taught to, Christians throughout the centuries.
So, what makes me think I know the truth? Simple: I read the Bible. I do not accept what I have been told, but rather read the Bible and ask God for guidance in understanding it.
I compare what the Bible says to what I have heard from people, most of whom are totally ignorant of the Bible, from some extra-biblical readings, from historical documents, and after comparing and examining all of that I form my conclusions.
What I have concluded is that Christianity became polluted at the end of the First Century, and by the time Constantine got involved (circa 325 AD), it morphed into a totally different religion, based not on the Torah that Yeshua lived by and taught from, but rather from the misinterpretations and misuse of the letters Shaul (Paul) wrote to Pagan Gentiles learning how to become proper worshipers of God.
The truth is, as I see it, Christianity today should be called Paulism.
Therefore, I feel called to do this in order to teach people the truth, the proper interpretations, and the proper cultural understanding of what is in the Bible- the whole Bible, from Genesis through Revelation- so that they can make an informed decision about where they want to spend eternity.
Because that is why God put us here; yes, I have the answer to the age-old question of “Why are we here?” and that answer is this:
We are here in order to decide where we will spend eternity.
The good news is that you have your entire lifetime, right up to the last breath, to accept Yeshua as your Messiah and to ask (and receive) forgiveness through his sacrifice; the bad news is that you’ll never know when your time is up.
For Jews to do that, they first need to know who Yeshua really is, and for Gentiles to do that, they also need to know who Yeshua really is.
And knowing that, they will then know what God wants from them and know how different it is from what people have told them God wants from them.
One last thought, and this is another reason I am doing this, is that people need to understand this: God has no religion, he only has instructions for how to worship him and treat each other. Men (and in some cases, women) have created their own religions in order to have power over other people.
This is the reason that so many people follow human instructions instead of God’s instructions.
I believe many, many people who think they have been obeying God will have to go through the following scenario:
Standing before the Lord, God, Almighty, sitting on his throne of Judgement, and saying to him, “But I did what they told me I was supposed to do!” then hearing God say, “I understand that you did what they told you told you to do, but it is what I say that counts!”
I do this so that you can avoid that.
Thank you for being here and please share these messages with everyone you know to help this ministry continue to grow. Subscribe to both my ministry (there is a Subscribe button in the right-hand margin on the website) and my YouTube channel. Also, buy my books, and after reading them, share them.
I also invite you to join my Facebook group called “Just God’s Word”, only I must insist that you read and agree to the rules.
And remember that I always welcome your comments.
That’s it for this week, so l’hitraot and Baruch HaShem!