The Torah says:
1 And the people were as murmurers, speaking evil in the ears of YHWH: and when
YHWH heard it, His anger was kindled. And the fire of YHWH burnt among them, and
devoured in the uttermost part of the camp.
2 And the people cried unto Moshe, and Moshe prayed unto YHWH, and the fire abated.
3 And the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of YHWH burnt
4 And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting, and the children of
Yisra’el also wept on their part, and said, Would that we were given flesh to eat!
5 We remember the fish, which we were wont to eat in Egypt for nought; the cucumbers,
and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic.
6 But now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all: we have nought, save this
manna to look to.
(Numbers 11:1-6 HRV)
When the Assembly of Israel came up out of Egypt, there were many who missed the nice things of Egypt, They preferred the life in Egypt to the path YHWH had laid out for them. Many of them wanted to go back to Egypt.
Likewise in the current exodus from Babylon, there are many who miss the old customs and practices of Christendom and would rather return to Churchianity. It is only natural for people to miss their old life, to have warm fuzzy feelings and childhood memories about Christmas, Easter etc. And there are leaders who are even now preparing to tell these people what they want to hear!
In recent months I have warned you about leaders in the Hebrew Roots movement who are planning to lead you back toward Churchianity. I now have inside information that a group of well known leaders in the Hebrew Roots movement are even now formulating a plan to attempt to sanitize Easter. This group of leaders hopes to introduce Easter Sunday observance this coming year! Some of them are even trying to formulate an argument that the word “Easter” is not really related to the goddess “Ishtar”. Even now these leaders are debating among themselves whether to sell this idea under the name of “Resurrection Sunday”; “Firstfruits Sunday” or even “Easter Sunday”.
Even in the First Century there were those who sought to return to keeping their pagan holidays. Paul warns:
8 For then, when you did not know Eloah, you served those that from their nature, are
9 But now that you know Eloah, or rather you are known from Eloah, you have again
returned, concerning those weak and poor elements: and again desire to be made
subject to them.
10 Days, and months, and times, and years, you observe.
11 I fear: lest vainly, I have labored among you.
(Gal. 4:8-11 HRV)
Do not follow these leaders back into Babylon.
As a dog that returns to his vomit,
so is a fool that repeats his folly.
(Prov. 26:11 HRV)
And as Kefa writes
20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of the Adon and Savior Yeshua the Messiah, they are again entangled in them and overcome: the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.
21 For it would have been better for them, not to have known The Way of righteousness, than after they have known it, to turn from the Set-Apart commandment delivered to them.
22 But this has happened to them according to the true proverb: The dog returns to his own vomit, and the sow that had washed, to her wallowing in the mire.
As most of you know, our only car was totaled when I was T-boned by a speeding minivan, throwing me into a roll over.
While I managed to walk away, our only car is a complete loss. In addition and I am unable to drive, partly because my 6' 2" frame is in far to much pain to crouch into a car, and also because I am on powerful pain pills.
The work, however, continues... the fact that I cannot drive, or do much of anything else means I will have even more time for research, writing and online ministry.
We have had a lot of unanticipated expenses in connection with my car crash on Friday.
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