New Life Restoration Series #10-Spiritual Restoration
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. This is the last message in my series. 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 (God) 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 Elohim 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 Yahweh. 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 Elohim 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 last part of my series titled “Scriptural Restoration”:
Those of us who are still involved in pagan customs which we weren’t aware of, after reading my previous eight messages can repent and be restored. The scriptures have numerous examples of restoration after Israel fell away from Elohim and got involved with paganism. One example is Hezekiah whose Hebrew name is Hizqiyahu (“Yah has strengthened him”)- In 2 Chron. 29:1-36 we can see that he opened the doors of the House of God and repaired them. The Temple service was restored and he proceeded to cleanse the House of the LORD (Yahweh). He restored the priestly service, the temple service and the Davidic worship. In 2 Chron. 30:1-27 we see that the people had a profound desire to obey the Word of Elohim: they sang to Yahweh and they even extended the feast of unleavened bread for seven additional days. After they rejoiced they went through the land and cleansed it of all pagan worship of false gods (2 Chron. 31:1-3). They reached out to the Northern tribes who were separated and destroyed their pagan shrines. The ten northern tribes were called the house of Israel. They wanted to restore the divided kingdom.
Another example of restoration is contained in the life of Josiah. His Hebrew name is Yoshiyahu or “healed or supported by Yah.” In 2 Kings 22:1-23,25, the word records that Josiah when he was young did right, walked a straight path and “did not turn aside, right or left.” In other words he cleaned house. He brought more order into the House of Yahweh and advised the people to come back to Yahweh and His Word and he executed the pagan high priests on their altars. The people of Israel had been disobedient and he read the word to them, he confessed his sins and the sins of his fathers. He confirmed the covenant between himself and Elohim and set his heart to obey. This is called restoration through repentance and did not just involve words. He took decisive action to obey. The Modern State of Israel has been equipped with everything they need to obey the Word (Torah-five books of Moses).The leaders have chosen their own paths and is clearly not working. Only when Israel unites under the banner of Yahweh and truly repents will we see the restoration experienced by Josiah and Hezekiah. Of course complete restoration can only come through their acceptance of Yahshua (Jesus) as their Messiah.
Judaism still reveres the Torah but does not necessarily obey. Adherents of Judaism have developed their Mishnah, which is a set of directives developed by the Rabbis, as well as the Talmud which is a set of teachings developed over the centuries. Some Rabbis pick and choose what they want to obey. Rabbis have been given authority to interpret and reinterpret the Torah leading to inconsistencies and division.
Prior to Josiah ‘s repentance the people in the kingdom were having “church” because the temple was operating but it was polluted with the sun god, moon god, fertility goddess and other pagan devices and practices. This too is not unlike the religions of Judaism and Christianity. They are both functioning and probably few see any real problems, but both have inherited false customs and they too need to identify and get rid of the paganism and lies which have infiltrated their belief systems. This is what Josiah did after he read the word.
Nehemiah and Ezra studied and read the word and they wept because they understood that they lost something. Through reading the word they saw that they forgot the Appointed Times and commandments of their Elohim (Neh. 8:1-12 and Ezra 10:3-4). They then instructed the people.
Scriptural restoration is always preceded by repentance and a desire to obey Elohim and obey His commands. It is so important that we lay aside any customs that are not contained in the Word of Elohim, repent and obey His Word fully.
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As I conclude this series on “Restoration” I pray that this entire series has helped give you the background of some of our Hebrew roots and I also pray that you will search your life and see if you are holding onto any unscriptural customs which could hamper you relationship with your Father – Yahweh.