Friends, the following is a mail I got today warning about the Hebrew Roots movement. The original author is unknown but the message is true. If you are involved in this cult you are deceived.
Shalom friends. This page is to warn against individuals and ministries who are teaching error. The main objective of these ministries is to make Gentile believers think that they are Israel in one form or another. Recently in the congregation I’ve had to make the difficult decision of asking a few Gentile believers to leave. These undiscerning folks were distorting scripture by claiming that they were Israelites. Sadly God’s word is twisted to such an extent that they no longer called themselves Gentiles. Shaul (Paul) in Romans 11 warns Gentiles against becoming proud and boastful against Israel “the natural branches” We need to pray for those who are fooled by this unhealthy dissatisfaction with their true identity and must look for some secret teaching, and end up following the wolves.
Here are a few tips of how to recognize those who follow the Israelite Identity Cult.
1. They might be wearing tzitziot (tassels) men as well as women! This command was given to Israel in Numbers 15, and NOT to the foriegner/Gentile.
2. Their men might start to grow beards to identify themselves as part of this cult. NOTE: There’s nothing wrong with a Gentile/non Israelite growing a beard as long as they don’t believe themselves to be an Israelite!
3. They’ll tell you that the modern day Jewish people are NOT part of Israel. In Acts 2 Kefa (Peter) spoke to the crowds and addressed them as “Men of Israel, whole house of Israel, Jews, and brothers” Kefa used these terms to refer to the same group of people.
4. In most cases you’ll not see a real heart-felt love for the Jewish people, and the land of Israel.
5. They’ll seek to divide your congregation with the aim of spreading their distorted doctrines.
6. They might start to use weird names for God due to their fascination with the “Sacred Names Movement” This doesn’t include biblical names such as Elohim, El-Shaddai, El-Gibor etc.
7. Most of these Israelite identity groups stem from the USA, most are website based groups.
8. The Israelite Identity Cult claim to be Torah Observant, but sadly they lack any spiritual knowledge or discernment regarding the Torah.
But among the people there were also false prophets, just as there WILL be false teachers among you. Under false pretenses they WILL introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and thus bring on themselves swift destruction. Many WILL follow their debaucheries; and because of them, the true Way WILL be maligned. In their greed they WILL exploit you with fabricated stories. Their punishment, decreed long ago, is not idle; their destruction is not asleep! 2nd Kefa (Pt) 2:1-3
But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, quarrels and fights about the Torah; because they are worthless and futile. Warn a divisive persononce, then a second time; and after that, have nothing more to do with him. You may be sure that such a person has been perverted and is sinning: he stands self-condemned. Titus 3:9-11
I would encourage you to check out each of these ministries, you’ll find out that they condemn themselves with their false teachings. Please pray for those listed below that they might be able to rightly discern the word of truth, and be open to correction. One thing is for sure, the Word of God stands firm and steadfast when confronted with error. We also need to maintain our obedience to Torah commands in a manner that is clearly Biblical-but-distinct from Jewish expression so that we identify with Israel but not as Israel.
Three good articles by Derek Leaman:
Derek Leman: “As a non-Jew, if you feel a spiritual connection to Torah and the people of Israel (the Jewish people), this is a good thing. You don’t have to declare yourself an Israelite to draw near. You can come alongside the Jewish community, either from within the Christian Church or as members of Messianic and Judeo-Christian communities, and as a non-Jew you can respectfully join in Torah without taking on a pseudo-Jewish identity. And you are not to judge non-Jews who don’t make the same choice. Advocate for a love of Israel in Christianity, yes, but don’t try to make Christians into Israelites.”
The Wolves List:
PLEASE NOTE: Those listed below give a bad name to genuine biblical based Messianic/Hebrew Roots ministries.
1) “Jim Staley-Passion for Truth Ministries” (Teaches the old Ephraimite heresy, and believes he’s Israel)
SEE HOW WORLDLY STALEY REALLY IS BRAGGING ABOUT HOW FAMOUS HE IS. Please read HERE.
2) “James Scott Trimm“
3) “Brad Scott” (Ephraimite, believes he’s Israel)
4) “Bill Cloud” Shoreshim Ministries (Two House Teacher) PLEASE NOTE: Dont confuse Bill Cloud’s Shorishim ministry with the biblical based Shoreshim Ministries in the UK @ shorashim.co.uk
5) “Lew White“
6) “Donna Taggart” (Northern Irish false teacher who appears from time to time under a new name, British Israelism) VERY DANGEROUS
7) “Scot Dryer” (Believes he’s an Israelite)
8) “Andrew Gabriel Roth” (author of the so called Aramaic New Testament)
9) “Jonathan Cahn” False prophet and teacher… please read this good article from Moriel Ministries
10) “Rico Cortes” (Two House teacher who pretends to be a Sephardic Jew) Cortes also practices martial arts which is occultic.
11) “Izzy Avraham” alias (Curtis Johnson) (Tassel wearing Gentile who pretends to be Jewish/Israelite/Ephraimite) Johnson also practices the occultic art of Jujitsu… please read this link…
12) “119 Ministries” (Cleverly deceptive group which hosts various wolves on it’s website)
14) “Michael Rood” Gentile cult leader and false prophet who pretends to be Jewish…. Link exposing Rood
15) “Torah Teachers.com” (Hosts various wolves on it’s website)
16) “Hebrew Nation Radio”
17) “Jeff Gilbert – Talking Torah”
18) “International Fellowship of Christians and Jews” (Please go to this link)
19) “Joyfully Growing in Torah”
20) “Way to Zion Ministries”
21) “We are Israel” (Their name speaks for itself!)
22) “Wildbranch Ministries”
23) “Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry”
Guest post by John Muncy:
DID THIS MORNING’S BLOOD MOON FUFILL PROPHECY? NO! More Reasons To Get Mad At Me, When You Should Be Getting Mad At The Other Guys!
I’m blown away with the amount of people who are falling for this blood moon obsession. The problem is few people actually take the time to read and reference their Bible. They are happy to let someone else TELL them what the Bible says, whether than read and study it for themselves.
Just a casual reading of the commonly pointed out passages about the blood moons would prove that this is NOT what happened today, or what happened back in April or what will happen next year with the next two blood moons!
Have YOU actually read the passages YOURSELF? Or are you like so many other Christians who let some preacher tell you what the Bible says and partially quotes a verse – most times, out of context – to prove his point.
Who do you believe about the blood moons? Some very famous TV preacher, “prophecy expert”, or the Lord Jesus Christ? Well, I’m sure you would claim you believe Jesus, but if you did, you would stop your silly notions about today’s blood moons being such a big prophetic thing. The blood moon that these guys are obsessed with is NOT the Biblical blood moons that the Bible warns about…
References to a moon like “blood” are found in two passages of the Bible. Let’s take a look at them, noticing that several other very serious things happen alongside the Biblical blood moon event:
Revelation 6:12-14 says, “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and THE MOON BECAME AS BLOOD; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”
Did you notice the events with this blood moon? A great earthquake, the sun goes dark, and the stars fall from the sky, and the heaven rolls back like a scroll. DID THIS HAPPEN TODAY? No! Did this happen last April? No! The events listed here are catastrophic events that will alter the planet earth! This will throw the earth into massive turmoil and will be followed by several other horrible events, all a part of the great tribulation. THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN TODAY! Nor did it happen last April!
The other passage quoted is from Joel…
Joel 2:10, 30–31 says, “The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining…The sun shall be turned into darkness, and THE MOON INTO BLOOD, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come…”
Notice the same set of events, earthquake, the sun darkened, and the stars fall – all of which happen right before the end of the world. Again, is this what happened with these current blood moons? NO! And next year’s blood moons won’t see these events either!!! How do I know?
Because Jesus tells us when this will actually happen!!
Jesus spoke of this event happening at the end of the world, following the events of the great tribulation! He tells us plainly in Matthew 24:29-30: “Immediately AFTER THE TRIBULATION OF THOSE DAYS the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
Here, Jesus indicates that these phenomena will take place at the end of the tribulation period shortly before He returns to Earth. Guess what? That didn’t happen today! Nor did it happen back in April! And it is impossible for the blood moons of next year to be this event our Lord was speaking of!!!
But one day this will happen. But it won’t be anything natural or normal. It won’t be like the blood moon that appeared early this morning. If the events above happened today, you can be certain – NO ONE would be sleeping through it!
Most of you were sleeping during the blood moon today! But you wouldn’t have if this was the blood moon Jesus was talking about! Your life and mine would be totally different today. No one would doubt this event was big time!
My advice is for some of you to stop following all these guys who are trying to sell books and DVDs, which end up getting donated to Goodwill. This blood moon fad right now is only going to last one more year, and then a new Christian fad will pop up to replace it and we will have another “dangling carrot” to keep the church moving into “greater revelation”.
THINK ABOUT IT! – John Muncy
I saw the news today that Pastor Ken Silva, the President of Apprising Ministries and author of the blog at www.apprising.org that we link to on the right has been called home to be with the Lord. I am torn between joy for my brother that he is free from the suffering of this life, safe in the arms of the Lord , and grief that I will have to wait until the Lord calls me home to meet one of the men who’s faithful handling of the word taught me so much from the time I just a baby as a Christian.
My prayers is that more and more of us will step faithfully and boldly into the proclamation of the truth as we are called. While we are all here to watch for the signs of the Lords let us never forget the object of our watching, and the one who we are to proclaim to the nations until he comes. I think if we remember the legacy of faithful Christian men and women that have come before us – and we remember Ken, they would want most to be remembered for pointing others to the truth of the Gospel.
“Don’t you say, ‘There are still four more months, then comes the harvest’? Listen to what I’m telling you: Open your eyes and look at the fields, for they are ready for harvest. John 4:35
I can imagine my brother received a hearty “well done my good and faithful servant” today from our Lord. I pray someday that all of you and I will hear the very same.
Linking to his second to last post here on the Power of Prayer . We are so blessed to serve such a powerful, loving and gracious God.
I had an email discussion with a friend the other day about the possibility that the Antichrist will not rule about over the whole world, all nations and people. The first reaction was the following:
Please show me in the Word that the AC WON’T rule the whole world ?
Rev 13 It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.
All who dwell on the earth will worship him everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.
I just love to discuss the Word. My response was as follows:
I will try my best to show you why I have doubts about the Antichrist worldwide rule. I think it may be more regionally based with a worldwide influence. Consider the following verses:
Eze 32:4 “Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee.”
In this verse, we would not say that every single animal all over the world is going to be eating the bodies of the fallen. It is impossible. 99.99% of the ‘beasts of the earth’ will be living elsewhere
Luk 2:1 “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.”
There was never a time when Caesar literally taxed all of the world.
1Ki 10:24 “And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.”
Another example of hyperbole to make a point. The entire literal earth did not seek after Solomon’s wisdom.
Dan 4:1 “Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.”
Nebuchadnezzar did not rule every single people and nation in the whole literal earth.
Rom 1:8 “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.”
Obviously, we know that the faith of Christ was not spoken throughout the whole literal world at this time.
When John was baptizing in Matt. 3: 5-6, we see something similar happening. We read, “Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about Jordan, And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.” This sounds as if every living soul in all of Judea, Jerusalem, and everyone in the region of Jordan were baptized by John. Where in reality it is a synecdoche letting us know that there was a very large number of people who were baptized by John. Judea is the whole Southern Kingdom of Israel, which at that time was Israel. We know for a fact that not everyone in Israel was baptized by John.
Obviously all doesn’t always mean literally all. Now the question remains; Will the AC rule over all/the whole world or just a part of the world. Is Rev 13 an exception to the rule? If the other examples in Scripture did not mean the literal earth/all/everyone, can we say that Rev 13 does mean a literal earth/all/everyone?
There is more, but I will leave you with this for now.
Please join this discussion.
Please read this very informative post by Michael Snyder:
Once Again Obama Shows That He Is Clueless About What Is Going On In The Middle East
Why would Barack Obama want to give hundreds of millions of dollars of weapons to groups inside Syria that are selling weapons to ISIS and regularly fighting alongside them? Is he really that clueless about what is going on in the Middle East? The FSA and other groups of “moderate” fighters inside Syria do notconsider ISIS to be an enemy. Rather, they consider ISIS to be an important ally in the struggle to overthrow the Syrian government. In fact, many “moderate” units have actually joined ISIS in recent months. If Obama gives more weapons to the “moderate” fighters in Syria, it is inevitable that a lot of them will end up in the hands of ISIS. In a previous article, I already discussed how ISIS is talking over vast stretches of Syria and Iraq using mostly American weapons. If the Obama administration goes ahead with this plan to arm “moderates” in Syria, it is just going to make ISIS even stronger.
Without a doubt, ISIS is an organization that is absolutely seething with evil. They have been running around beheading journalists, crucifying their enemies in public and even cutting children in half. ISIS has promised to drown America “in blood“, and the only way to appease them would be for every single one of us to convert to their version of Islam.
But Obama’s strategy to “defeat ISIS” makes absolutely no sense at all.
Read the rest HERE.
Stay tuned friends. Prophecy is accelerating fast!
Dan 8:25 …”and by peace shall destroy many”.
Rev 6:1 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
Islam is being portrayed as a religion of peace by mainstream media. It is not politically correct to portray Islam as fanatical jihadist murderers. Obama is even going so far as to say that ISIS is not Islamic. Does he even know what ISIS stands for? Did he hear of the Islamic State?
Satan is winning with his deception. Many feel sorry for the poor peaceful Muslims who gets a bad name. The religion of peace is destroying many. In the name of peace they conquer. Am I reading to much into this? I’m not sure, but I am keeping an eye on this religion of peace who are beheading (Read Revelations) and killing infidels ( Jews and Christians) as their god ordered them in the Quran.
We are in interesting times friends. Stay tuned.
Our world is in turmoil. It does not take much imagination to see the horsemen of Rev 6 riding on the horizon. The other day a news anchor on CNN said that there is not enough time in his program to report on all the bad news in the world.
Watching the news is like reading the prophecies in the Bible.
We have Ebola that is spreading out of control. (Rev 6:8) They estimate that the number of infections will reach 10000 by September 24. Read what the health officials say about the outbreak HERE.
Then we have the California drought, the worst in modern history. (Rev 6:5-6) California is the food basket of the USA and as far as I understand there is not much productive farming going on there. News about the ongoing drought can be read HERE.
Then we have Russia. (Rev 6:3-4; Eze 38) It looks like Russia wants war. Putin is playing chess with the EU and USA and Putin is a strong leader. Obama is weak and the EU is in no better shape.
And then we have ISIS. (Rev 6:3-4) And with them we have the beheading of Christians. (Rev 6:9-11) And with them the rise and spread of the antichrist religion of Islam. Most of you must have heard of the UK raising its terror thread level to severe because of ISIS. Even the USA is saying that this is the worst thread that we have faced.
Friends, we are just a few years away from the return of our Lord. The signs are everywhere. Honestly I don’t know what to think of the ENP theory and the seat of the foreign minister of the EU anymore. For the second term in a row a woman was appointed (Frederica Mogherini of Italy). We know a woman cannot fulfil the role of the antichrist.
There are many end time interpretations lately. The most favourites is the EU/Roman empire, the Pope/AC, the Turkey/Islam Empire and the POTUS AC theory. I am currently without a favourite end time theory and will rather just digest the news in light of Bible prophecy as it progresses. The Lord will make His word clear to us if we stay faithful to Him.
Stay tuned and stay watching. We are closer than many think.
“Israel insists on demilitarizing the Gaza Strip from rockets and missiles, and the declaration of a cease-fire that would last between five and seven years,” he said. “The Palestinian side has yet to compromise on any of the key questions.”
Social and prophecy media is full of this statement from Tarek Fahmi. It is easy to read into this statement that Israel wants a seven year peace treaty. I humbly believe that this is not the case. This is just a statement of an individual and not of the government or prime minister of Israel.