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Ephriam Come Home

Transitioning of the Church

By

Prophet T. E. Deckard

 

I believe that G-d began His transitioning process when He said, "LET THERE BE LIGHT." We as people do not seem to take to change very well. In fact, we will bow our necks to it and proclaim that what G-d has done in this present time is all that He is ever going to do. But that is not true because if it were, we as the church would all be Roman Catholics.

It seems that G-d has always had chosen people that would seek Him outside of the realm of the known Church in their day. Martin Luther was a great example of this. The Church would have loved to put him to death. Luther had revelation knowledge from G-d, and he knew it. This transition brought about Protestantism. There have been a number of transitions since then. The Methodist, Baptist, Pentecostal, Charismatic, and any other movements that I didnít mention. Were all these movements just people disgruntled by the Church of the day? Or was this all part of the L-rd moving the Church toward a final place before His return to this earth? I believe the latter is exactly what G-d is and has always done.

G-d has always had men and women scattered throughout the world that He has anointed to demonstrate His power. These vessels of G-d have often looked to have gone cross grain of the belief of the church of that day. Smith Wigglesworth was one of many of these people. The list does go on and on.

There are those of us who have chosen to go beyond salvation and dare to believe that healing and miracles should be prevalent in the church today. We often refer to this as the Pentecostal movement. However, I believe that the L-rd transitioned the church from that movement to the Charismatic movement. G-d wanted the five-fold ministry in place (Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers). The Pentecostals were not willing to let the office of the teacher in their doors. At this point, G-d has no other alternatives but to begin to speak to hearts that are open to Him. I believe that this is the way He has always transitioned the Church. Somewhere around 1980, the L-rd began to bring the Prophet's office forward in the Church. The same thing happened again; the Charismatic movement refused to accept    G-dís Plan. The Apostleís office will be the last office to be restored to the Church. The prophets will lay the ground work for the apostles.

As I have traveled this world for many years demonstrating the power of G-d, I have asked the Church over and over again, "Where is this power at in the local churches?" Jesus said that we as the Church would do all that He has done and greater works would we do. The Church, for the most part, has not even come close to doing that which our L-rd did. The Church cannot begin to contemplate the greater works.

There are those of us that believe in the fullness of G-dís power and week after week try to convince our flocks that G-d is going to heal, deliver, and bring miracles. In fact, the same people that needed healing that week are still in dire need of healing each week. They finally figure out that they have not seen G-d perform healings at any given service to any degree that would indicate that they would ever be healed.

We as ministers have lied to our flocks as to what G-d really does do in our services. When a healing does happen, the minister is just as surprised as the person that has been healed. Not everyone that is prayed for is going to be healed; we as ministers are not healers. Only G-d heals. G-d is no respecter of persons as the Bible teaches. I do not see everyone that I pray for healed. However, I do see a good percentage of those I pray for receive from G-d. The question that I have presented to ministers all over the world is, "Why is G-dís power not present in our meetings to bring healings and miracles?"

The book of Acts is the last indication that we as the Church have of that kind of power being present. Many of the ministers today believe that the power of the book of Acts will return in these last days. I fully agree with this analogy but believe that change has to first come into the Church before this can take place. This transition will be no different than all those of the past. Most of the Church will write it off as heresy and sleep on as others of the generations before them. There will be, however, those who want the things of G-d worse than they want to remain the same. These will usher in the last and greatest transition the Church and this world will ever know.

Malachi 4:5 (KJV)

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the L-RD:

The coming of Elijah in the last days refers to the power of G-d working on this earth as it did in Elijahís day. I think we can all agree on one thing, and that is that the Church is going to have to come a long way for this to happen.

When I was a boy, my father would tell me when I seemed to have gotten off track, "Go back to the last place that you knew things were right, and see if you have strayed from that path." There is a lot to be said for that sound advice even in todayís world.

Matthew 17:11(KJV)

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias (Elijah) truly shall first come, and restore all things.

We know that John the Baptist did not restore all things while he was here on this earth. There is that type of spirit of Elijah that is going to come and restore all things. The question is, "What are the 'all things' that are to be restored?"

Isaiah 58:12 tells us that the foundations of many generations are going to be raised up. What does this mean? We will answer this and many other questions as we go on. The prophets are coming in G-dís power and anointing to restore all things.

The only way to understand where the L-rd is taking the Church is to know that G-dís Word is truth and everything else is a lie. We can only turn to the scriptures for the answers that we are searching for. There has to be more than just two or three scriptures in order for a new transition of the church to occur.

Amos 3:7 (KJV)

Surely the L-rd G-d will do nothing, but he revealed his secret unto his servants the prophets.

The prophets are the eyes and mouthpieces of G-d. There are different types of prophets. There are prophets that are called to the local church. There are prophets called unto or set over regions. There are also prophets that are set over the nations of the world. The anointing within each type of these prophets varies. Obviously, there are different depths of the anointing. Prophets called to the nations will have in most cases a stronger anointing than those set in the local churches.

I have ministered to leaders and nations throughout the world. G-d has always given me a sign to give to each nation that they might know that He sent one of His prophets to them.

The fact is that the Church canít know where they are going until the prophets tell them. This is not well-received by the Church, mainly because the church is so accustomed to the pastor guiding them that in most cases they refuse to even listen to the prophets.

You can usually tell if a prophet is in your midst because he will be speaking things that you have not heard in the local church that you attend. If he is speaking things that you have heard then he probably isnít a prophet. However, there are times that a prophet will come and strengthen that which another prophet has prophesied.

Hosea 4:10 (KJV)

My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge: because thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy G-d, I will also forget thy children.

It has always been the lack of knowledge that has destroyed us. It is not that the knowledge has not been there for us. We have seemingly lost where G-d has placed it for us.

As a Jew and a Christian, I have insight to both sides of these two great and wonderful religions. The Jewish people believe that Messiah has not come yet, and of course we as Christians know that He has come. There is richness to our Jewish heritage as Christians that we have never been taught or know. Is it possible that G-d has allowed a blinding to both sides? As Christians, we know the Jews were blinded by G-d that they would not receive Jesus as Messiah. I hope that as we go through this teaching some of you might at least wonder if we as Christians could have also been blinded. I happen to believe that is exactly what has happened. Going back and examining the historical facts in the Old Testament will give a better understanding as to how we as Christians could have been blinded.

Genesis 48:13-20 (KJV)

13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.

14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.

15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

Ephraim was the younger of Josephís two sons. Jacob blessed Ephraim as if he were the eldest of the two. When Joseph questioned his father, Jacob answered saying Manasseh would be a great people but the younger brother would be greater. Manasseh became the Jews that we know today which is a great people. G-d said that Ephraim would become a multitude of nations. The Hebrew was, Me- Lo- Goy- Im. Jacob said that Ephraim (Israel) would become a Me- Lo- Goy Im. Me Lo means fullness and Goy Im means Gentiles. It is interpreted as Ephraimís descendants would become the fullness of the Gentiles.

This presents a very interesting point. How could this ever happen? Most Christians believe that the Gentiles are all the people outside of the 12 tribes of Israel. Again, history will tell the story of exactly how G-d knows the future, and how we donít unless He tells us.

I Kings 11:43 (KJV)

And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

 

I Kings 12:1-11  (KJV)

1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.

2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;)

3 That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,

4 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

5 And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.

6 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?

7 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.

8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:

9 And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter?

10 And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.

11 And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

I Kings 12:25-33 (KJV)

25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel.

26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:

27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.

28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.

30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.

31 And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.

32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.

33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.

In order for this not to get so stretched out with scripture, I will fill in the spaces and you can continue to study them after you finish this article.

Rehoboam ruled in Jerusalem with Judah and the small tribe of Benjamin. They became known as the house of Judah, the southern kingdom. The other 10 tribes went north and became known as the house of Israel, the house of Joseph and the house of Ephraim. They were called by all these names, but it is very important to know that this was Ephraim. From this point in history, when Israel is mentioned it refers to the northern kingdom and not the entire 12 tribes, unless noted. Many people make the mistake of not applying this as they study the scriptures.

The sins of both these kingdoms became so great that G-d pronounced judgment upon both of them. Judah, as we know, was driven into captivity and eventually driven out of the land of Israel all together. We have, however, always known Judah and who they are - the Jews. Jeroboam had appointed priests outside of the Levites. He also changed the times of G-dís appointed festivals. G-d was so put out with him that he proclaimed that He would cast them unto the four corners of the earth and they would not be known by the color of their skin or the tongue that they spoke. Ephraim has been lost to the ages until the L-rd brings them back unto Him. How do we know that is going to happen?

Ezekiel 37:15-28 (KJV)

15 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:

17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.

18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?

19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.

20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.

21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:

22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:

23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.

24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.

25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.

26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.

27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

We know that the house of Judah came back into the land of Israel in 1948 and was established once again.

Zechariah 12:7 (KJV)

The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah

The house of Joseph (Ephraim) has yet to be brought back. We can understand, however, that the stick of Judah and the stick of Ephraim will become one stick. They will become one nation and Jesus will be king over them as indicated in verse 24.

The question is, "Where is Ephraim now?" They became the fullness of the Gentiles as the scriptures have told us.

When G-d came out of the box, the Ark of the Covenant, He wrote His Law upon the hearts of the people. He did this unto His 12 tribes. He caused a spiritual thing to happen. There would always be a spiritual draw bringing them to Him. To the house of Judah, they stayed with the Law not receiving Jesus as Messiah, as the scriptures teach us. The house of Ephraim, on the other hand, was driven so far from the Law that as the Spirit of G-d drew them, they not being of the house of Judah went to and became for the most part, the Church. This has been passed from generation to generation.

Jeremiah 31:20, 27-33 (KJV)

20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.

27 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.

28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD.

29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge.

30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.

31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:

33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

It is very clear that G-d will in the last days bring forth both houses of Israel.

Israel in these next scriptures is Ephraim.

Hosea 8:1-14 (KJV)

1 Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.

2 Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee.

3 Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

4 They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

5 Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?

6 For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.

7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.

8 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.

9 For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.

10 Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.

11 Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.

12 I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.

13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.

14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

It is of interest to note verse 8. Ephraim is among the Gentiles. Verse 12 shows us even further that this is Ephraim because Judah still keeps the Law today. The Church does think the Law is a strange thing and not needed.

Hosea 1:9-11 (KJV)

9 Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.

10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.

11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

 

Hosea 7:8 (KJV)

Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

Ephraim is a cake that is only baked on one side. That can only mean that there must be more to be done in them. Ephraim, making up the large majority of the Church, must have more in store. That "more" will be what will bring the house of Judah and the house of Ephraim not only together but being able to worship together. It is no secret that today the Jews and Christians could not nor would not worship together. What is going to happen in order for the two sticks to come together?

Isaiah 8:14-18 (KJV)

14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion

Verse 14 tells us that Jesus shall be a stumbling block for both the houses of Israel. We know that the house of Judah stumbled at the Messiah (Jesus) coming to this earth. What could the Church have stumbled over? Could the church have been blinded as Judah was blinded? What has the church missed that could be that stumbling and rock of offence?

Verse 16 has something important to say. Seal the law among my disciples.

Let us go back now where we started.

In the book of Acts, the power of G-d was operating as it did when Jesus was on this earth in flesh and blood. My question was, "Where is that power today?" That is a fair enough question to ask. We have made excuses for the lack of that power for generations. Most believe that it will be restored back to the Church as it was in the days of Acts just before the arrival of Christ back to this earth.

Going back to the last place we can record the mighty power of  G-d in operation is the book of Acts. What did they have that we today donít seem to have? If we can answer that question, then maybe we can regain something that has been lost for many generations. I do not believe as many do, that this awesome power of G-d is just going to show up one day out of the sky. It came here as we read in the book of Acts, and nowhere is it stated in the scriptures that it would leave for a season and then return before Messiahís arrival.

The men and women of the Church in the book of Acts were for the most part Jews. Remember, Ephraim had already left the scene and it was not known where they were at. Jesus and the rest of the Jews were still keeping the Law. Even Paul kept the Law. The only thing that Paul had to say against the Law was that the Law could not get you to Heaven through sacrifice. Jesus came and became the final sacrifice for all of mankind.

Acts 25:8 (KJV)

While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.

 

Romans 6:14-15 (KJV)

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

Paul said many things pertaining to our salvation that was taken that we were no longer to follow the Laws that the Father had given.

Let me say that I do not believe that we are to keep all the Law today. Many of the Laws could not be kept because of the difference of times we now live in. The battle over whether the 10 commandments can be in our federal buildings is the Law that G-d gave to Moses. The statutes and judgments were only explanations of the 10 commandments. Donít get hung up on thinking I am advocating that the church keep all 613 laws. Paul is not where we need to focus our attention concerning this. Jesus is the one we need to turn to see what he has to say on the subject.

Matthew 5:17-20 (KJV)

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus said he did not come to destroy the Law. It cannot be much plainer than that.

John 14:15, 21-25 (KJV)

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

 

John 15:10  (KJV)

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

 

I John 5:1-4 (KJV)

1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

Revelation 12:17 (KJV)

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Notice it says which keep the commandments of G-d and the Testimony of Jesus. It ties it all together, Jesus and the Christians and the Law of the Jews.

Revelation 14:12 (KJV)

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

It seems easy to understand if one does not let their religion get into the way. I guess the last question we need to discuss is how did the Church get so far off track?

After Jesus died for the remission of all mankind's sins, He left a Church full of power. Jesus was a Jew that kept the Law, and the disciples were Jews that kept all the Law. Every Gentile that was saved was brought into the Church and immediately began to learn to keep the simplest of the Law, called the Noahcide Covenant. From that starting point, they were to keep learning the rest of the Law. The Ten Commandments and the Festivals that G-d appointed for us were perpetual, meaning we were to never not do them. This happened up until the Romans began to take Christianity seriously somewhere around 300 A.D.

Constantine was the ruler in Rome and his mother did not like the Jews. At this time, anyone still joining the Church learned to keep the things of Judaism as they had done in Jerusalem. Constantineís mother convinced her son to pass a law that you could not be a Christian and a Jew. She hated Jews and thought they should keep to Judaism and let Christianity be its own religion. It ended up that thousands of Jews as well as Christians were killed because they would not heed to the new law. After a while, there had been so many people put to death that everyone was afraid to push the issue. Thus, Christianity went their way and Judaism theirs.

Ephraim has had a tough time, but G-d said that they would. G-d also said that He would bring them back and make them one with Judah. This time we are living in is that time, and Ephraim is beginning to hear the footsteps of ancient Israel saying, "Come home, Ephraim!" G-d is beginning to place this message in the hearts of the Church. I have heard there are 2 million Christians now calling themselves Messianic Jews. This means they are Christians keeping the Law of our G-d. Being both a Jew and a Christian has made it much easier for me to understand all this. I travel the world ministering this message. You may think it is all just a lot of hot air, but I tell you the truth. G-d will get this thing done with us or without us. This transition will be the last transition the Church will know before the coming of our L-rd. The Church is coming full circle back to where it started, with the power of G-d operating as it was in the book of Acts. This is the foundation of many generations being raised up as Isaiah the prophet proclaimed. They were keeping the Law and the appointed Festivals as G-d commanded throughout their generations. The Jews stumbled over the Messiah and the Christians stumbled over the Law. Both were blinded, and now we are about to see the scales fall from both their eyes. Being both a Jew and Christian I can talk from both sides. The Jews are not going to even start to listen to a Christian present anything to them. At the same time, the Christians are not about to listen to a Jew tell them to keep the Law.

I will discuss the keeping of the Ten Commandments and the Festivals that G-d ordained in future issues.

 

The End Time Messenger

Sept. 2004

 

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