The Falling Away
An end times prophecy fulfillment
Please set these verses in your mind before proceeding with the rest of the article:
Luke 8:13 “And those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy. And these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of trial fall away.
This probably describes quite well how I was for many years, but now I am coming towards faith, into faith, abiding faith in Him. I’m not falling away, I’m falling straight into His heart!! The events in my life over the last couple years have been driving me to Yahuah and Yeshua, not away from Elohim. Working too much for too little for too many years, then wasting my precious family time on a stupid computer hobby, I lost my first love, no question about it. I’ve probably lost my family over it also. But now that I know that doubt and unbelief is a fundamental component of double-mindedness, I can combat that with faith in the Word, Yeshua. If I had spent as many hours studying the Word, as I did studying stupid computer crap and freedom movement junk, I wouldn’t be in the situation I’m in today. Maybe I’d be in a hotter one! Ha, ha.
Heb. 6:4-6 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Set-apart Spirit, and have tasted the good Word of Yahuah and the powers of the age to come, and fall away, to renew them again to repentance – having impaled for themselves the Son of Yahuah again, and put Him to open shame.
Up until October, 2004, I had been tasting the powers of the Age that is here, the Pentecostal Age, not the Age to come, the Tabernacles Age. I’ve done nothing but repent for the last two months, and I hope I never stop until I’m glorified. The fire burning in my heart tonight is so much hotter and purifying than when I was studying and teaching the freedom movement stuff. I’m falling in love with my Abba Yahuah, and do not have any desire to fall out of His hands. I’m just now, in the last couple weeks, beginning to taste of the powers of the Age to come, the Tabernacles Age, and it’s WONDERFUL!!! I don’t see how anyone could fall away from the truth of Yahuah in me, the Hope of Glory, my glorified body in the Tabernacles Age. Who would want to fall away from that?
Mat 6:24 “No one is able to serve two masters, for either he shall hate the one and love the other, or else he shall cleave to the one and despise the other. You are not able to serve Yahuah and mammon.
Mammon means wealth or avarice, which is an extreme desire for wealth. Now I admit, I may have had that sin, I hope I don’t still have that one. I will pray about it. I don’t recall repenting of that, yet….. But as I am delivered more and more each day from slavery to sin, I am becoming Yahuah’s bondservant. I believe that’s one of His goals (and now mine too, Rom. 15:8) , to turn us into His bondservants. I would hope that I no longer have such sin in me. The Spirit has not convicted me of such a sin. I do know that it is easier in this world to do things when you have wealth. I have been making Fire Proof Investments over the last couple months (days, years, decades). I hope someday I can share with you the Reward Of Inheritance rates that I’m receiving so far. WOW! I keep praying for more financial seed to sow, and I’m sure you guys are also. We need to be like Isaac and keep sowing, even in what appears to be a time of famine. Fire Proof Investing is a very private matter between you and your Elohim, as you know, so we don’t talk about seed in the ground, so we don’t pluck it up. Pray over all your seed sown, from the moment you were born again. Yahuah is doing a marvelous thing in the financial realm in these last days. Debi has access to all my studies on finances. You should read my commentary on Dr. Avanzini’s thirty, sixty, hundred fold principles. Now that’s good stuff. The twelve laws of the harvest will work in this Age, and in all the Ages to come. We have to learn to sow and reap according to the LAW of Yahuah. Everything in this universe works by His LAW.
Heb 13:6 so that we boldly say, “יהוה is my helper, I shall not fear what man shall do to me.”
Boldness is one good thing we are all supposed to pray for. Thanks for the reminder. The trouble I have with pagan rulers is nothing compared to the trouble I have with believers. Now I’m sounding like Paul. Sorry.
Gal 5:1 In the freedom with which Messiah has made us free, stand firm, then, and do not again be held with a yoke of slavery.
What is it about fear that man has more of it of other men than of Yahuah? The Puritans and others arrived on the North American continent looking for a place they could freely worship their Creator away from the persecution of men. They relied perfectly on His guidance, provision and protection. How is it that most of those who, centuries later, inhabit that continent have given themselves over to the protection and provision of other men rather than their Yahuah?
Is the story of man that, even though it always fails, culture after culture will abandon the possessor of infinite power to provide for them to trust in themselves? Why do so many believers trust only so much in YAHUAH so as to make themselves comfortable and feeling righteous but give their everyday concerns and allegiances to other infallible, and usually self interested, men? Power begets power and the servants of the people always become the rulers of the people. Out of fear of those who should have the peoples’ interest at heart, people bow down and accept bondage rather than stand, unconcerned with persecution, and only obey the Creator rather than man. Are men so weak that they can only give lip service to He who controls their eternity while becoming servants and slaves to those who would rule over them in this life?
Many speak of belief and faith but differ in what that really means to them. For one it is giving over each part of their lives, all credit and reliance for provision and protection in uncompromising faith to Yahuah while avoiding all bondage to men. For another it is disregarding all belief in a supreme power and counting on man to be the controller of the destiny of men. For many of faith it is giving degrees of gratitude to Yahuah while believing we are to make all worldly decisions and also submit to the governance of man’s political, religious and economic/commercial inventions.
The reliance on groups for defense, commerce, and power over others began with extended families striving for survival in an early world. Despite Yahuah’s admonition for all men to respect and care for each other, groups often sought abundance and ease at the expense of others. Conquerers and politicians alike have always taken advantage of current situations to enrich themselves with power, control or wealth. Those who are taken advantage of have a choice of defending themselves or submitting. Sometimes the submission is wrapped in what appears to be material convenience or enrichment of themselves giving over one’s Yahuah-given liberties and rights to others as a trade for privileges or benefits. Over time and generations this becomes the accepted lifestyle with few challenging or thinking it unusual or unscriptural. Interpretations of scripture are increasingly skewed toward the accepted thinking leaving believers caught in the misconceptions.
([i]exp. Romans 13, 1 Peter 2)
Bob, to do this topic justice, with scholarly integrity, you really need to print out Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2 and do verse by verse analysis for your readers. You have to show with definitions, etc., how in 1 Peter 2:13-14, the word submit does not mean submit to the king (feds) or governors (state), when in most people’s concordances, the word submit means to subordinate, or to obey. You have to deal with that. How can a fallen society maintain order without submission to the public authorities? Have fun with this. I’ve written so many articles on this stuff, but I’m now more interested in people learning to love and worship Yahuah and love their neighbor, and building the body to minister from hearts of love. With families and marriages blowing apart like they are, this stuff is just not relevant to me and 7 billion other people. The COI will scare 200,000 people into the COI. Whoopie, Yahuah is trying to love 7 billion people into His kingdom. Bottom line.
2 Pet. 2:18-22 For speaking arrogant nonsense, they entice – through the lusts of the flesh, through indecencies – the ones who have indeed escaped from those living in delusion, promising them freedom, though themselves being slaves of corruption – for one is a slave to whatever overcomes him.
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of the Master and Saviour יהושע Messiah, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the set-apart command delivered unto them. For them the proverb has proved true, “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “A washed sow returns to her rolling in the mud.”
Good rebuke Bob, arrogance was exactly the sin Yahuah convicted me of first thing this morning, August 2. I just hope Yahuah is separating me so far from my sins, that I will learn to hate them as He does, and will be repulsed at the idea of committing any kind of sin. My heart is for the Kingdom, towards Yahuah and for His people. I hope that He is preparing me to minister effectively with Him to His people. You see, Bob, I have never escaped the defilements of the world, up to now, that’s what I’m in the process of NOW. When you guys get a step-by-step how-to plan for people to escape (darn, there’s that word again!) in the realm of SSNs, licenses, contracts, etc., let me know, I’d be interested in seeing that. NONE of the crap Deb and I wasted years and tons of money on worked. When you’ve escaped the defilements of the world, let me know. Escape means to run away, shun, to vanish. Does COI have that step-by-step plan to help people do that? We may not see the fulfillment of the vision until we are in the Third Day. Do you have the power to vanish? We must find out what DEFILEMENTS are in Yahuah’s LAW. I don’t think I’ve ever studied that one. The Greek word here is the word miasma, means moral foulness, or the effect of moral foulness. It’s a spiritual character term, NOT a legal, government, authority, or political term. Go figure. The sanctification process by His refining fiery Law is all about cleansing us from moral foulness in the world. But until this body of death, where sin dwells in my members, is transformed into an incorruptible body, I’ll struggle with moral and character issues. I’m glad you and Debi have your incorruptible bodies, translate out to Falcon and see me some time. I really miss all of you.
When is the last time you questioned such things as social security numbers, birth certificates, marriage licenses not to mention drivers licenses, auto registration or property taxes? Do you know what real estate, warranty deeds, or land patents really are? Have you ever questioned your personal liability for the innumerable taxes? Do you understand the difference between money and federal reserve notes? What is the definition of United States? Who in man’s government can make laws, who cannot? How does one become a United States citizen and did the early generations of people born or living within the defined borders of the several but united states consider themselves such? Are your answers to those questions founded in fact or assumption?
Good stuff Bob, but just not relevant to sinners that need their Messiah. If you want people to get into this stuff, you need testimonies of successful comer outers. Who has bought a house for cash, and is not paying real estate taxes on it? With names, addresses, phone numbers and pictures, stuff like that. Who is working a regular joe paycheck job without taxes being taken out and nothing being reported to anyone, including workers comp. Show me some testimonies!!!! How about some how-to DVDs? Your calling is just different than mine. I used to think this stuff was where I wanted to spend my life, but it’s not.
1 Sam. 8:5 -7 and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint for us a sovereign to rule us like all the nations.” But the word was evil in the eyes of Shemu’ĕl when they said, “Give us a sovereign to rule us.” So Shemu’ĕl prayed to יהוה and יהוה said to Shemu’ĕl, “Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from reigning over them……
1 Cor. 5:9-11, “I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. 10Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. 11But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person.”
You see, Bob, you lose relevance to sinners in the world that need their Savior. You go so far out, you need to leave (escape?) the world to get there. It’s proper to separate yourselves from someone like me, I have been a terrible sinner for about 13 years, I deserve death for murdering my wife’s heart and my family relationships, but praise Yeshua, His blood covers me too.
Paul said in Romans 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (not our governments), that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of Yahuah.”
Conformed means to fashion alike, or conform to the same pattern. It’s a cultural thing. You wear tzitzits and a funny beard and go to synagogue on Saturday, you stand out in your culture. At least the Jews and Muslims will notice you.
Do you accept the positions of particular religious leaders without comparison to scripture? Is your salvation through your relationship with your Savior and Yahuah or through some words or ritual of a priest, minister or rabbi? Do you search out the scriptures? Which law was Shaul saying we are not under, that of Yahuah’s, given at Sinai, or Pharisees (rabbis today)? What did Yeshua say? Have you signed a membership contract with a congregation (church)? Is that organization a congregation of Yahuah or a franchise of the state? Who do they submit to? Do you understand the true purpose of a 501(c)(3) religious corporation and the limitations placed on it by government?
Do you depend on Yahuah for your assurance and protection or do you spend on insurance with funds that could be used for other purposes. If your faith was completely in Yahuah, would He allow you to be put into a position that you could not afford or was not a witness for Him? Who do you give your first fruits to? Do you have to hold down two jobs or both parents work to support the family? If you weren’t strapped with taxes on your labor could you better raise your family?
Psa. 78:22 Because they did not believe in Yahuah, Neither did they trust in His deliverance.
Have you contracted your liberty away? What is freedom? Are you really free or just told you are? Are you perhaps doing the bidding of others? Does “Gal. 5:1 In the freedom with which Messiah has made us free, stand firm, then, and do not again be held with a yoke of slavery.” give you desire to be free? Then 1 Cor. 7:21 Were you called while a slave? It matters not to you, but if you are able to become free too, rather use it. Did Yeshua bring a religion or a kingdom, a government?
1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.”
We are a spiritual kingdom of priests. Yahuah’s kingdom is a spiritual kingdom. There is a lot of stuff we need to be working on in the COI, like codifying the Scriptures by topic as a Code of Law. A lawful judge on earth will need to have a quick reference Code Book to rule by; a computerized version would be cool, even on the Net would be best. We’ve made a start, but like I said, we need to focus, Focus, FOCUS! The King is arriving soon, and there is a lot of infrastructure to be put in place. We need equipment to print our own license plates, and plastic ID cards. How about a half dozen really fast computers? Why evangelize when we can’t even live and work together as a tiny community? We need to find somebody we can TAX!!!! Heh, heh.
I tried to get free, but was not able. So far, all it has done is destroy my life, which is Biblical as I recall. What I need is a Kinsman Redeemer to redeem my so-called debt to the IRS and the State of Colorado, then I will believe that someone is walking with Yeshua today. Maybe I’m not smart enough, or maybe too fearful……oh no! I would rather go to jail because of the Gospel of peace than for being a bad citizen. It’s a matter of callings and priorities. Once I have my glorified body, full redemption, then I can come out from under all the world’s systems that I need to. Then we will really be able to establish the COI. Then the Kingdoms of this world will become the Kingdoms of our Master and Savior. We don’t yet have the power of the third stage, or Tabernacles stage, of the Holy Spirit to get the job done completely. But we will soon!!! I love you man, keep studying!
What is this all saying and how does it apply to today and the end times. Luke 8:13 tells us that in times of trial men will fall away from faith. This leaves them to world systems, man’s governments and franchised churches. However:
Mat. 24:13 “But he who shall have endured to the end shall be saved.
Mar. 13:13 “And you shall be hated by all because of My Name. But he who shall have endured to the end, he shall be saved.
Jam. 5:11 See, we call those blessed who endure. You have heard of the endurance of Iyob and saw the purpose of יהוה, that He is very sympathetic and compassionate.
If we are to be ready to endure we must prepare now. There will be little time for change when the end times come and we have not changed our hearts and lives, if we have not freed ourselves from the worldly masters. Action is required. Just believing in your heart is not enough if you are able to free yourself. And by complete faith you are. If you are ill prepared the only option for you will be to fall away and depend on yourself and men.
You need a few hundred booklets explaining some of this action, step-by-step. The key to becoming an Overcomer (the Bride, the Barley company) is not coming out, it is becoming a Forgiver. Add Jeremiah 34 and Matthew 18 here. The key is simple, just not easy. We are at the end of the Age, and the Law that is ruling this transition time is the Law of Jubilee, Forgive and Release all sin debt against you. Men always make the Gospel message more complicated than it is. If it’s too tough for common Joe Sinner, it’s not Gospel. Yeshua came to save sinners not slick lawyers, scribes and Pharisees. If I need anything, or anyone, other than Yeshua crucified, buried, resurrected and ascended, to become an overcomer, it’s not Gospel. His finished work is either sufficient, or He’s not Yahuah. Period.
Gal. 5:13 For you, brothers, have been called to freedom, only do not use freedom as an occasion for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Rev. 18:4-5 And I heard another voice from the heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. Because her sins have piled up to reach the heaven, and Yahuah has remembered her unrighteousnesses.
Bob, I think you would be hard pressed to use Revelation 18 to show that Babylon is anything other than the Harlot Church (the wheat company). Look at verse 3, “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”
Verse 4, “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”
Her is the Harlot, not the Bride. All the pagan merchants, kings, nations, shipmasters, sailors, etc. stand back and watch the refining fire of Yahuah’s Law [see deut 33:2] (Rev. 18:8) purify the Harlot in the end. They are amazed at her torment, because of her sorcery in deceiving the whole world (verse 23), that’s why she gets paid back double according to the Law Thieves of Exodus 22:4 (Think CODIFY!). The Harlot Church killed the prophets and saints, therefore she must die, according to the Law of Murderers in Numbers 35 (Think CODIFY!).
The kings, nations, and merchants of the world are not part of HER discipline by refining fire. The Harlot Church is chastised, the nations get their judgment later. The Lake of Fire itself is nothing more than the refining fire of Yahuah’s Law for unbelievers, all will believe in the end of the Ages of the Ages. There is no unending torture for unbelievers, it’s not Lawful.
I have no problem coming out of her, but until we have Yeshua’s economy pumping through our glorified bodies, that other stuff can wait.
There are many questions above that are not answered here. You must pray for truth and listen to the Ruach for the answers. Avoidance of the truth may leave you comfortable now but may cost you dearly later.
May Yahuah bless you with wisdom and boldness.
Bob, your stuff is good, keep putting it together and expanding it, if you feel you should “invest” your time in it. You really have to pull in lots of Scripture, but not read biases into the Scripture that’s not there. Let’s give to Yahuah what belongs to Yahuah and leave Ceasar’s scraps to Ceasar. You pursue the Kingdom, the COI, and all this stuff will just fall away like so much dross, or chaff in the wind. Through the catalyst (substance) of faith, you turn the key of forgiveness in the lock of love on the King’s door of mercy that swings by the hinges of grace and truth and enter into the Realm of the Overcomer. Now I’m preaching, please excuse.
Bob, I hope you didn’t read that attachment to Debi, unless she ok’d it, some of that was pretty private stuff. I will prepare a version for you so you hopefully will understand what transpired in the Court of Yahuah on August 1, 2006, between my wife and I.
Blessings (and forgiveness) to you,
[i] Examples of misinterpreted verses:
Rom 13:1 Let every being be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from Yahuah, and the authorities that exist are appointed by Yahuah… (rest of chapter)
1Pe 2:13 ,14Be subject to every institution of man because of the Master, whether to the sovereign as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of doers of evil, and a praise for those who do good. (other verses)