Along with the gift of spiritual discernment is the gift of received revelations. This doesn’t happen to many, but it can be yours if you know what it takes. Jesus (Eyahushuag) told Peter that he was blessed because “This was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.”
“Man” thinks that to receive the Father’s revelation, all we need to do is go to a school supported by our brand of religion. Then after putting in our time and passing the tests we are “fully equipped” and we understand everything. We start as a beginner and after “proper” training we may become ordained or otherwise “qualified” to begin teaching others what we learned in our training.
However, without the revelation that does not come from human effort, chances are we are now worse off than we were before because we assume that we now know something from our training. Those who have gone through this process, regardless of the religion, instead of now seeing, become blind. What they observe now passes through a “darkened glass” filter. They look at all things in the context of the their training. Instead of being free, they become slaves to their religion and to its peer pressure.
What is it that we really want: recognition by humans that we are “approved” to perform religious acts in a way that is acceptable to them? Or should we rather desire to be approved by the Father and by the Elahim ( Elohim ), and have eyes that see and ears that hear, even if that means that the rest of the world doesn’t see things your way and cannot hear what you say?
The problem is that we have been conditioned all our life to conform and to be agreeable. Therefore, we must check our brains along we our overcoats when we enter into a religious meeting. We dare not question our teachers because we assume that they are going to watch over us and take care of our religious needs, and we don’t have to do anything except believe.
Then when we become part of a religious group we join with the teachers in spirit and become those who also watch out to make sure that any who disagree are “properly dealt with.” Also, in some religions, we must be actively involved in converting “unbelievers.” And when we do convert someone, we pride ourselves with the idea that we must belong to the “true church” or “true religion” because someone new “agrees” with us.
It is a trap.
And, it is deception of enormous scope.
This is a problem with all religions, including yours. It is not limited to Christianity, nor to Judaism. Anyone afflicted with this “disease” or “mind virus” described above, is in a very bad position spiritually. Consequently, this raises a serious question: What will it take for them to come to their senses and have eyes that see and ears that hear and come out of this spiritual prison?
Only a strong hand from the Source of Truth and Life.
Whatever we put our trust in to save us from trouble that is not the truth will come to an end. False saviors will be shown for what they are as their pride, whether it is a religious structure, government, traditions, sets of old man-made books, and teachings both “oral” and written, is destroyed. What remains will be righteousness, truth, and the knowledge of Eyahuwah.
And that is good.
Everything on earth is going to be shaken and the only thing that will remain will be righteousness and truth. This is the prophecy, from Scripture, concerning the time in which we now live.
“In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all the nations.”
In the Hebrew Scriptures are the writings of Prophets. All of these had the gift of revelation and they received and recorded these revelations given to them by either messengers (Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel) or by spiritual revelation from Eyahuwah ( YHWH, Yahweh. ) Nearly all of the prophecies tell of the end of the ages and the new age that is coming upon us. It is not necessary for us to receive “new” prophecies, as some do. Rather, we need to understand what has already been revealed. Making new prophecies, in religious meetings, is more like a parlor trick, particularly, when those making these do not understand the material contained in the writings of the Prophets or the Law (Torah).
The Prophet covered the time from Samuel, before the 12 tribes of Israel became a nation, to the return of the House of Judah from exile in Babylonia. The people during that time kept wandering away from the Law and had turned to Baalism and other religions of the nations around them. When the House of Judah was taken captive and exiled in Babylon, the also departed from the Law and the Prophets and created their own law, which was a derivative of the Law of Moses. This replaced the Law and has maintained that position to this day. This, they said, was the oral law of Moses, but when read with wisdom it is clear that it contradicts Moses and lays upon the people rules and regulations, which are impossible to keep.
The Babylonian captivity was a turning point in the spiritual life of the people. What at one time was a spiritual relationship with Elah (Eloah) was replaced with a religion full of rules and regulations that caused the people to become defiled. The three post-exilic prophets, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi delivered these revelations to the now unclean people:
“So it is with this people and this nation in my sight. Whatever they do and whatever they offer there is defiled.” Haggai 2: 14.
The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-Melech, together with their men, to entreat Eyahuwah by asking the priests of the house of Eyahuwah Almighty and the Prophets, “Should I mourn and fast in the fifth month, as I have done for many years?”
Then the word of Eyahuwah Almighty came to me, “Ask all the people of the land and the priests, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, was it really for me that you fasted? And when you were eating and drinking [on the feasts], were you not just feasting for yourselves? Are not these the words Eyahuwah proclaimed through the earlier prophets when Jerusalem and its surrounding towns were at rest and prosperous, and the Negev and the western foothills were settled?’”
But they refused to pay attention. Stubbornly they turned their backs and stopped their ears. They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to the Law or to the words that Eyahuwah Almighty had sent by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. So Eyahuwah Almighty was very angry. Zechariah 7.
“You place defiled food on my altar.” Malachi 1:7
“You have turned from the way and by your teaching have caused many to stumble. You have violated the covenant with Levi. So I have caused you to be despised and humiliated before all the people, because you have not followed my ways but have shown partiality in matters of the Law.” Malachi 2
From the very beginning, before the heavens and the earth, the plan was to create a people who could live righteous and clean lives forever as the Children of Elah. But to get to that point each of them had to make personal choices to live righteous lives in the midst of trouble and temptation:
This is what Eyahuwah Almighty says, “Administer true justice. Show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.” Zechariah 7: 8-10.
What is going to happen?
The religions adopted by the children of Israel, including the House of Israel (Joseph) and the House of Judah (Jews) will be destroyed. Both, believe it or not, came from Babylon. In the case of Judah, the religion of the Pharisees has turned the people away from the righteousness of their fathers, to a substitute righteousness. And “unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of Elah.” In the case of Joseph (the western nations), the Christian religion came from Paul the Pharisee and was also abstracted from Babylon.
“Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.” Revelation 17:1-2
Some think that this was the Catholic religion, but it is far more than that.
Babylon the Great
The Mother of Prostitutes
And of the Abominations of the Earth
All of the religions to which the Nations of Israel and the rest of the world has succumbed can be traced back to Babylon. And all blame for this religious intoxication is placed upon her. Before the Righteous Kingdom comes all of this will be destroyed:
After this I saw another messenger coming down from heaven, He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. With a might voice he shouted,
“Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every evil and detestable bird. For the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”
The mistake is to think of this as a great secular nation. The “merchants” are those who sold her intoxicating wine to all in the whole world who would drink. All her great riches and luxuries are her store of deceptive teachings, traditions, dogma, rituals, buildings, music, ceremonies, pomp, vocabulary, symbols, and other accoutrements used to keep the people “drunk” on her adulterous religions.
A beast or empire will arise in the earth to the astonishment of the world and this powerful empire will destroy the woman and remove her influence from the face of the earth: “In one hour your doom has come.”
With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again. The music of harpists and musicians, flute players and trumpets, will never be heard in you again. … The light of the lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of the bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s great men. By your magic spell all the nations of the world were led astray. In her was found the blood of prophets and of the chosen and of all who have been killed on the earth!
Three chapters of the book of Revelation are prophecies concerning the end of the religions of the earth. This is no small event. This is not a split of some denomination. This is the end of all religions that have led the nations astray and that includes all the religions of the Nations of Israel.
What are we to do?
The entire world, from the Nations of Israel in the west and middle east, to the smallest nation in the most remote corner of the world, must turn away from their cherished religions and pray that the righteousness of the fathers and true wisdom and understanding will be given to them.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you are not partakers of her sins, and that you do receive of her plagues.
“For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled, fill to her double. How much she has glorified herself and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her. For she says in her heart, ‘I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.’ Therefore shall her plagues come in one day: death, and mourning, and famine. And she shall be utterly burned with fire. For strong is the Lord God who judges her.”
To not be a partaker of her sins means a major change in attitude and spirit. It requires that each individual earnestly fast and pray for wisdom, understanding and mercy. Each must have the desire to return to righteousness and to the same trust in Eyahuwah, who is our Savior and whose feet will stand on the Mount of Olives and bring peace, hope and salvation to the earth.
All of the religions that came out of Babylon are unclean. This is a time to “overcome” the world and its religions. It is a time for all of us to stand on our two feet and shake off the stupor from the “wine” of Babylon and turn to Eyahuwah and the Elahim, to come in and feed us with the clean food that leads to righteousness and Life. And don’t fall into the trap that your religion is different or that you are exempt. If you don’t see this, then at least have the courage to allow yourself to be taught by our Father in heaven. Then it will be said to you as it was to Peter, “Blessed are you for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.”
“Escape, you who live in the Daughter of Babylon!” Zechariah 2:7