Anti-Missionary Infiltrates "crept in unnoticed" Fulfills Prophecy (Jude 1:3-4)
In these last days we must beware for prophecy is being fulfilled. Jude wrote:
3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you, concerning our common salvation, I
found it necessary to write to you, exhorting that you should earnestly contend for the
Trust, which was once for all delivered to the Set-Apart-Ones.
4 For certain men have crept in unnoticed: who long ago were marked out for this
condemnation; wicked men, who turn the grace of our Eloah into perversion, and deny
the only Master and Adon, Yeshua the Messiah.
(Jude 1:3-4 HRV)
In an email ex-Messianic leader Ira Michaelson sent out on October 28th 2012 to "Beth Tefillah Community & Friends" he wrote:
"Things came to a head for Lori and I just before Passover [April 6th 2012], and we could no longer keep going on maintaining the status quo.... It was at that time that we came to the realization, that for us, there is only YHVH and Torah. We no longer saw the relevance of Yeshua (Jesus) in our lives,... we have chosen at this time [Oct. 28th 2012] to speak openly about this,..."
(Dates inserted - see the entire email in context at: http://nazarenespace.com/profiles/blogs/messianic-leader-s-apostasy... )
Micahelson admits that he rejected Yeshua as Messiah before April 6th but did not choose "to speak openly about it" until October 28th 2012... at least seven months later!
During those seven months Michaelson continued to present himself as an "Orthodox Jew" who "saw no way to deny" that Yeshua was the Messiah, even leading a Messianic Jewish congregation in a faith he himself had already rejected!
This seems more than a little bit dishonest and hypocrtical. In saying "we have chosen at this time to speak openly about this" Michaelson is essentially saying that he was instead speaking covertly during those seven months as an anti-missionarry infiltrator in the believing community, while publicly presenting himself as a believer. This is shameful behavior, even for an anti-missionary.
It is also an exact fulfillment of Jude's prophecy, so we should not be surprised.
Here at the Worldwide Nazarene Assembly of Elohim we will not waver, we will continue to profess that Yeshua is the Jewish Messiah of Judaism. We will continue to earnestly contend for the faith. I suspect we have brought more religious Jews to Messiah than any other ministry out there. We have distributed hundreds of free copies of Mashiach: A True Jewish Perspective at http://nazarenespace.com/page/books-dvds and our book Let's Get Truthful http://nazarenespace.com/page/books-dvds has become a key source in debating the anti-missionaries.
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