New Life Restoration Series #4-Israel
As we approach the soon coming Rapture in these last days and as a Prophet of God, I have written this series to help us to make sure that we have no roots of Pagan Babylon in our beliefs. Besides my restoration services in the Port St. Lucie area (please see my page on the front of the website entitled “Calendar of Events” for information as to where and when these powerful life changing services are held) the LORD has instructed me to do this restoration series on my website. The lives of so many people are being changed through healing, prophetic impartation and restoration teaching in my services. This series will teach you some of what is happening at these services. We would love to have you attend if you are in our area. Again, please see the “Calendar of Events” page on the first page of my website.
In the fourth century Constantine brought paganism into the church and wiped out anything that was Jewish from Christianity. There was a false Christianity that was developed that most of us came from. It wasn’t that paganism just crept in a little into the church; for the most part the church became assimilated into pagan beliefs. This Restoration series will also help us to get back to the Elohim (YAHweh) that created everything and demands that we put no idols or other gods between us and Him. The same Elohim that spoke from Mount Sinai is the same Elohim that came inside of YAHshua (Jesus). I pray that you study this series with an open mind and know that YAHveh wants us to worship no other gods and make sure that we have no pagan practices that we may be unaware of in our lives. We have to please the ONE and only True God or YAHveh. In this series we will go back to the beginning of Babylon and trace its roots right into the “Christianity” that Constantine of Rome started. We have to go back to our roots in Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through the Blood of YAHshua (Jesus). There are many blessings that are just waiting for as we go back and we need to receive our inheritance in YAHshua (Jesus). Because of pagan tradition in many churches, the glory of God is departing from some ministries and they don’t even recognize it (Ezekiel 10:4, 19, 11:23). The spirit of antichrist is going to get much stronger in these last days and some Christians and their churches may not be able to stand against it because their roots are attached to a false Christianity and not back to the YAHveh who started everything. Most of the Ten Commandments were meant to keep His people from worshipping the gods of their pagan neighbors (Exodus 20 verse 1-17). Here is the fourth part of my series which traces the beginning of the nation of Israel:
Moses was raised in a pagan society and later lived in the land of Midian, who was a son of Abraham (Genesis 25:2). Besides Moses, the children of Israel had been immersed in a pagan culture for centuries and it was time for Elohim (God) to deliver on His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He plagued the Land of Egypt, led the multitude out of Egypt through divided waters and subsequently destroyed the army of Pharaoh. The Scriptures tell us that this was all done in such a dramatic fashion so that the entire world would know the Name of YAHveh - Exodus 9:16.
This is the concept that many people fail to recognize – it is His desire that the entire world knows Him. This was the reason why he chose to deliver Israel and make them a nation of priests. “Priests to what?” you might ask. Priests to YAHveh and to the nations! It is all part of the plan of restoration.
After delivering the Children of Israel along with a mixed multitude of people in very dramatic fashion, Moses went up Mt. Sinai to meet with YAHveh. The primary difference with the Sinai covenant was that the Almighty was establishing a marriage covenant with Israel and included within that covenant were those who dwelled with Israel. It is important to reemphasize that along with the descendents of Israel a mixed multitude of people were delivered from Egypt, according to Exodus 12:37-38. You see anybody could sojourn with Israel so long as they agreed to obey the Holy One of Israel.
Remember Adam was not a Hebrew, a Israelite, a Jew or a Christian – he was a man created in the image of YAHveh. After the sin of Adam and Hawah (Eve), it was then necessary to restore individuals and mankind back into a right relationship and standing before the Creator. YAHveh was always concerned about the individual and when He established Israel as a nation it did not mean that He forgot about those who came prior to Israel nor does it mean that He was not concerned about the other nations that surrounded Israel. In fact, He established Israel to reveal Himself to the nations.
Therefore, anyone who wanted to enter into this covenant relationship with the Creator could do so provided that they observed the terms of the covenant.
There were plenty if non-native Israelites who had joined with Israel and were redeemed from Egypt. They were also with Israel when they became impatient with Moses and under Aaron’s tutelage, crafted a golden calf and worshipped it as YAHveh.
The Israelites declared a Feast to YAHveh with the golden calf which was not a feast prescribed or ordained by YAHveh. They took what they were used to doing in a pagan society and began doing it to YAHveh. The only problem was that it was an abomination to YAHveh. They were supposed to be a “holy” people which is qadosh in Hebrew and means: “set apart.” They were not supposed to be doing pagan things and saying that they were doing them to YAHveh. They were mixing abominations in their worship which is strictly prohibited. Sadly, this error was continually repeated by Israel.
Israel likely forgot the Elohim of their father Abraham because He was invisible and without form. This is why Elohim brought them out to the desert, to clean them up and straighten them out – to restore them. He wanted to reveal Himself to them and show them how to properly worship Him. If you read the Old Testament Scriptures (Tanak), you will see that time and again, Israel fell back into pagan worship. Their “backsliding” involved a variety of gods and goddesses from neighboring countries.
If you desire to follow the Elohim of Israel, then it is important to avoid any form of idolatry in your life. When reading the Scriptures it is easy to get the impression that the paganism which Israel experienced was old and does not exist anymore. As we will discover, the same paganism which Israel struggled with in the Scriptures is alive and well this very day. In fact, Christianity, Catholicism and the entire world all have been tainted by the same elements which haunted Israel in years gone by.
Israel later rejected the promise of the covenant by refusing to enter the land. Their fear demonstrated that they did not trust YAHveh and ultimately they did not love Him. An important fact to point out is that only two adults from the generation that left Egypt in the Exodus actually crossed over the Promised Land. Joshua and Caleb – two of the twelve who previously explored the land. Notice that Caleb was not a native Israelite. The Scriptures: record that his father was a Kenizzite yet they became part of Israel.
The Children of Israel were specifically commanded not to worship false gods when they entered the land. There came a time when the people cried out for a King and Samuel anointed Saul although his reign did not last for long because he did not diligently obey the commandments. Saul failed just as Adam had failed. He did not keep, guard, watch over and protect the commandments. Therefore, YAHveh found a man like Joshua and Caleb a man who would follow Him with his WHOLE heart. David was a giant slayer as were Joshua and Caleb. The reign of King David is looked upon as the Golden years of Israel. He made mistakes but his heart for YAHveh never waivered.
After the reign of King David, things deteriorated very rapidly. His son, Solomon built the House of YAHveh and other great structures, he accrued incredible wealth, and was known for his great wisdom, but sadly he fell into serious idolatry at the end of his life.
Thus we see the House of Israel, often referred to as Ephraim in the Scriptures, separating from the House of Judah. Both houses strayed from YAHveh just as we previously saw: Ephraim, represented by Joshua, and Judah, represented by Caleb, entered in to the land because they followed YAHveh wholeheartedly but both houses were eventually expelled because of their disobedience.
Over the centuries that followed, many prophets were sent to try to restore them to a right relationship with YAHveh by pointing the way back to the Commandments. This, after all, is the primary function of a prophet – Restoration. There were different prophets sent to the different Kingdoms to warn them and they would often stand in the gap and encourage Israel and Judah to get cleaned up and get right with their Creator. This is the same purpose of this website and ministry.