"......... and every spirit which does not acknowledge Yeshua is not from God — in fact, this is the spirit of the Anti-Messiah. You have heard that he is coming. Well, he’s here now, in the world already!" 1 John 4:3
I recently recorded a message called “Why the Hebrew Roots Movement Will Fail” and in recording this message, I brought out simple truths regarding who our Messiah is and what He wants us to do. In writing this article, I want to point out that the Hebrew Roots Movement is in BIG trouble and is in danger of becoming null and void with regard to the Scriptures we so diligently pour over searching for factoids that will help us outsmart our Christian friends.
Just like General Garrison said when a Blackhawk Helicopter went down in Mogadishu, Somalia twenty years ago, “We just lost the objective.”
What is our goal in the Kingdom of God? What are we trying to do here? What have we been commanded to do?
Of course we keep the commandment HANDED to Moshe on Jabal Al Lawz. Of course we keep Shabbat and the Moedim (Feasts) of YHVH. But do we truly love Yeshua, our Kapparah (atonement), our Passover? We look back to Moshe and see the wonder of the Torah, yet we ignore the words of our Messiah when He COMMANDS us to go into all nations making disciples.
We are ignoring the first command He gives after all power and authority on Heaven and Earth were given unto Him!
We are not sent only to each other and our Christian brothers. We are sent to the entire world! Why do so many people who come to Torah forsaking the Messiah and entering into Rabbinic Judaism? The spirit of Antichrist is running rampant in the Hebrew Roots movement and with that in our midst; the Holy Spirit will not allow us to gain victory. A verse from Revelation now really makes sense to me:
“So it opened its mouth in blasphemies against God to insult his name and his Sh’khinah, and those living in heaven; 7 it was allowed to make war on God’s holy people and to defeat them; and it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.” Revelation 13:6-7 CJB
We are already being defeated by this beast as it devours the hearts of believers in our congregations and our home studies. We are slipping into a place of complacency and comfort and when we enter that place, the Messiah has no choice but to make us uncomfortable. And YHVH Yeshua does that by sending the nations against us!
Be careful not to forget Adonai your God by not obeying his mitzvot, rulings and regulations that I am giving you today. 12 Otherwise, after you have eaten and are satisfied, built fine houses and lived in them, 13 and increased your herds, flocks, silver, gold and everything else you own, 14 you will become proud-hearted. Forgetting Adonai your God — who brought you out of the land of Egypt, where you lived as slaves; 15 who led you through the vast and fearsome desert, with its poisonous snakes, scorpions and waterless, thirsty ground; who brought water out of flint rock for you; 16 who fed you in the desert with man, unknown to your ancestors; all the while humbling and testing you in order to do you good in the end — 17 you will think to yourself, ‘My own power and the strength of my own hand have gotten me this wealth.’ 18 No, you are to remember Adonai your God, because it is he who is giving you the power to get wealth, in order to confirm his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as is happening even today. 19 If you forget Adonai your God, follow other gods and serve and worship them, I am warning you in advance today that you will certainly perish. 20 You will perish just like the nations that Adonai is causing to perish ahead of you, because you will not have heeded the voice of Adonai your God.
Deuteronomy 8: 11-20 CJB
Yeshua is YHVH. When we ignore His voice and we forget who He is and what He has done for us, we forget His sacrifice, His pain on the tree, His words, we have lost everything.
Cole Davis and Other Contributors