I get many good questions about how people can join Nazarene Israel, and how they can become Nazarenes. I also get good questions about how to find fellowship in the end times, when we know persecution is coming, and the new world order control grid is already here. Because so many people have these good questions I want to answer them in the context of this study. The answers are neither easy nor simple, but as we will see, getting this point correct is essential for anyone who wants to be found faithful to Yeshua, and thus be taken as part of His bride.
The above image is explained in Revelation and the End Times. What we need to know here is that in the first century, Yeshua and His first disciples were raised as rabbinic Jews. Yeshua taught His disciples to reject the rabbinical order not only because it was corrupt, but also because the Melchizedekian order does not need a physical temple (and so it is better suited to kingdom building outside the land of Israel, in the dispersion). We should notice that there was only one body globally, with one apostolic council, one doctrine, and great patience.
As the faith moved outside the land of Israel, Mark 9:38 style Messianism and then torahless Roman-Christianity grew faster than the original Nazarene faith. Over time the Bishopric of Rome grew in power, until it dominated the body of Messiah. This was to fulfill Daniel 7:25, where we are told that the saints would be delivered into the hand of a Little Horn (i.e., the papacy) for a time, times, and half a time.
25 “He [little horn] shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change [feast] times and Torah. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time.”
In Revelation and the End Times and in Nazarene Israel we saw that the time, times and half a time refer to the 1,260 years of Roman Catholic spiritual domination of the faith. This 1,260 years began when the bishopric of Rome began oppressing the saints, and it lasted until the Protestant Reformation, when the Ephraimites broke free from Rome. However, there are some issues. Prior to the Protestant Reformation it was unthinkable that there should ever be more than one body of Messiah. However, after the schism Protestants came to believe that there was no need for unity, and that there could be as many denominations as people wanted, and that it was no problem. The Protestants then fragmented into many denominations, and then separate churches, and then so-called “home churches”, until today there is no real cohesion. The only real cohesion is that provided for by the Red horse democratic governments. However, these all report to the Sabbatean-Frankist money power, and the New World Order, so Ephraim has sold himself.
Now let’s look at the flight of the bride again. When the Bishopric of Rome arose, the Roman Church system began. So, if we visualize the Bishop (Elder) of Rome as the root of that tree, we can see that the Western Roman Church is the trunk, while the Protestant Churches are the large branches, and the independent churches are the small branches. The “house churches” and Sabbath home fellowships are like the leaves of the tree. Most Messianic believers will tell you that they are not part of Rome, but they are still part of this tree, which traces back to the Bishop of Rome. They believe they have left Rome, and yet they are not because they are not yet connected to Yeshua’s one global body, and they are not contributing to it. Living beings have fluids that must circulate back and forth between the organs and limbs. If an organism only takes, and does not give back, then either it is a parasite, or it is a dead limb that will be cut out of the Vine and burned.
Yochanan (John) 15:6
6 “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.”
To leave the Roman-Babylonian tree for good, we must connect to Yeshua’s tree/body. We must find some way to graft in and give back, so there can be a healthy fluid exchange. If there is no fluid exchange then either the relationship is parasitic, or the limb is diseased, and must be cut out and burned (so the rest of the tree does not get diseased).
If you seek to walk as Yeshua walked, and do the things Yeshua did, then you already follow the Nazarene, and so you are a Nazarene believer. However, the goal is not just to be a believer, but a disciple. To be a disciple we must do all things that Yeshua taught His disciples to do, including using our minas to build His kingdom.
Luqa (Luke) 19:17
17 “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’”
If we say we are Nazarenes disciples, but we do not use our minas for His kingdom like He did, then we are liars, and the truth is not in us.
Yochanan Aleph (1 John) 2:3-6
3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of Elohim is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
Earlier we saw that in the first century there were many times more believers than disciples. We also know that there were other sects in Yeshua’s time who believed on Him, and yet did not walk as He walked.
Marqaus (Mark) 9:38
38 Now Yochanan (John) answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.”
Whether we call the believers in Mark 9:38 Hellenists, or Messianics, or Christians, they probably thought they were Nazarene disciples, even though they were clearly not walking like Yeshua walked. While Yeshua said not to hinder them, He also said that those who do not do what He says will ultimately fall in the coming storm, and the ruin of their houses will be great.
Luqa (Luke) 6:46-49
46 “But why do you call Me ‘Adon, Adon,’ and not do the things which I say?
47 Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:
48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.
49 But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.”
We need to look at this from Yeshua’s perspective. If we want Him to take us as His bride, or if we want to be His body, then don’t our hearts need to be as eager to build His kingdom, as He is? Don’t we need to get excited at the thought of building Him a kingdom, especially seeing as we and our descendants will rule over it for Him once the millennium begins?
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 9:7
7 “Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of Yahweh of hosts will perform this.”
It makes no sense that Yeshua would take a helpmeet who does not do what He asks, and who does not want to help Him build His kingdom (even when she and her children get to rule over it).
As I explain in Nazarene Israel, Ephraimites are prone to rebellion. We have rebelled ever since the days of King Solomon. You might say it is in our blood. The Western Roman Church is more fragmented than any other church because there are so many fractious, rebellious Ephraimites. This is a two-edged sword. The fragmentation of the Church and its authority made the restoration of the original faith possible, but it also means that we must take care not to rebel against Yeshua’s Spirit, because Elohim hates rebellion, and considers it as witchcraft.
Shemuel Aleph (1 Samuel) 15:22-23
22 So Samuel said: “Has Yahweh as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of Yahweh? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of Yahweh, He also has rejected you from being king.”
Many believers will perish in the tribulation because they did not love the truth, but instead took pleasure in one of the Mystery Babylonian substitutes for Nazarene Israel, which do not require obedience to Yeshua’s words. All those who are torahless will be punished.
Thessaloniquim Bet (2 Thessalonians) 2:7-12
7 For the mystery of torahlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.
8 And then the torahless one will be revealed, whom Yahweh will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
9 The coming of the torahless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this reason Elohim will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe [i.e., live] the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Sometimes some very nice believers want my time. Either they want to ask me questions, or they want to be friends, or they want to talk, or they want me to immerse them, but they are not helping to build Yeshua’s kingdom in any real way. It always hurts to have to explain to them that while I love them, and while I would love to spend time with them, I am part of a spiritual military order now, and my time is not my own. Yahweh directs my time, and He wants me to spend my time serving those who are already helping to build His kingdom. The hard part is that even working as hard as I can (85-90 hours a week), there is never enough time to serve those who are already helping to build Yeshua’s kingdom. Because of this, it is not possible to spend time with those who are not contributing to the kingdom. It does not make a difference how nice they are, or much I love them, I must spend my time as Elohim directs. That means my time must go to those who are already helping. The issue is that I just simply don’t have enough time.
Ephesim (Ephesians) 5:15-16
15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,
16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
To walk as Yeshua walked, we must work the works of our Father in heaven, for the night is coming when no one can work. That means we need to do what we can before we are pushed back underground.
Mattityahu (Matthew) 10:27-28
27 “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.
28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
As we preach the truth in all nations, Yahweh will give us the ability to build numbers, and build fellowship locally. And when we are eventually driven underground there will be physical networks of believers in each town. Historically, fellowship networks have always helped those who come under persecution.
To the few who want to be Nazarene Israel disciples in truth, and who are eager to give to Yeshua’s work, you are already Nazarene disciples. So long as there is a healthy fluid exchange, there is connection, and health. And that is what we want, is healthy branches grafted into the Root (Yeshua), and a healthy body of Messiah edifying itself in love, according to the protocol Yeshua Himself gave, as recorded in Ephesians 4.
Ephesim (Ephesians) 4:11-16
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Messiah,
13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of Elohim, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Messiah;
14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head — Messiah —
16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
If we will study Yeshua’s protocol, and live it, Elohim will bring us all together in love, and in His order. And He will bring us home.