Chapter 27:

Fear Yahweh, and Him Only

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The tribulation is on the way. World leaders are openly advocating a new world order and a one world religion. Yet in all of this, our Elohim tells us not to fear any conspiracy, so long as we fear Him, and Him alone.

Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 8:12-13
12 “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.
13 Yahweh of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, And let Him be your dread.”

One reason we should fear only Yahweh (and not a new world order) is because ultimately He controls what they can and cannot do. Even Satan had to obtain permission from Yahweh to test Iyov (Job).

Iyov (Job) 1:12
12 And Yahweh said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.” So Satan went out from the presence of Yahweh.

If Satan has to get permission to test us, then Satan’s servant Babylon also has to get permission. In fact, let us consider that Yahweh even called Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, His servant.

Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 27:6
6 “And now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant; and the beasts of the field I have also given him to serve him.”

All of the beasts are really one in the same beast. While Babylon was like a lion, Greece was like a leopard, Medea-Persia was like a bear, and Rome (together with Islam) formed the Roman-Islamic beast. Yet in Hosea 13:7-8 Yahweh says it is He who takes these forms, seeing as each of these manifestations of Babylon had to come to Him to get permission to test us.

Hoshea (Hosea) 13:4-8
4 “Yet I am Yahweh your Elohim Ever since the land of Egypt, And you shall know no Elohim but Me; For there is no savior besides Me.
5 I knew you in the wilderness, In the land of great drought.
6 When they had pasture, they were filled; They were filled and their heart was exalted; Therefore they forgot Me.
7 So I will be to them like a lion [Babylon]; Like a leopard [Greece] by the road I will lurk;
8 I will meet them like a bear [Medea-Persia] deprived of her cubs; I will tear open their rib cage, And there I will devour them like a lion [Babylon]. The wild beast [Rome and Islam] shall tear them.”

In effect, then, Babylon is Yahweh’s servant unto evil, just as Shaul says in Romans 13, where he refers to the (Babylonian) government as an authority unto evil.

Romim (Romans) 13:1-3
1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from Elohim, and the authorities that exist are appointed by Elohim.
2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of Elohim, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.

In Nazarene Israel, we saw that Ephraim is Yahweh’s adulterous bride. Although Yahweh loves her very much, He is also honor bound to do what it takes to get her to turn back to Him, and be faithful. If she does not repent then He must destroy her, for honor’s sake.

Hoshea (Hosea) 13:9-13
9 “O Israel, you are destroyed, But your help is from Me.
10 I will be your King; Where is any other, That he may save you in all your cities? And your judges to whom you said, ‘Give me a king and princes’?
11 I gave you a king in My anger, And took him away in My wrath.
12 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; His sin is stored up.
13 The sorrows of a woman in childbirth shall come upon him. He is an unwise son, For he should not stay long where children are born [i.e., in the birth canal].”

The Ephraimites were spiritually birthed in torahless Christianity. But most of them have stayed too long in the birth canal. They should move on in their faith; therefore, Yahweh will bring about whatever tribulation they need, to redeem them from the power of death.

Hoshea (Hosea) 13:14-16
14 “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O Death, I will be your plagues! O Grave, I will be your destruction! Pity is hidden from My eyes.
15 Though he is fruitful among his brethren, An east wind shall come; The wind of Yahweh shall come up from the wilderness. Then his spring shall become dry, And his fountain shall be dried up. He shall plunder the treasury of every desirable prize.
16 Samaria is held guilty, For she has rebelled against her Elohim. They shall fall by the sword, Their infants shall be dashed in pieces, And their women with child ripped open.”

So long as we dwell in Yeshua, we need not be afraid.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 10:27-31
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.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

No matter what may happen in the short run, it will end well for all those who walk in repentance. And after the masses of Ephraim turn back to Yahweh, they will find mercy as well.

Hoshea (Hosea) 14:1-9
1 O Israel, return to Yahweh your Elohim, For you have stumbled because of your iniquity;
2 Take words with you, And return to Yahweh. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity; Receive us graciously, For we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.
3 Assyria shall not save us, We will not ride on horses, Nor will we say anymore to the work of our hands, ‘You are our gods.’ For in You the fatherless finds mercy.”
4 “I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from him.
5 I will be like the dew to Israel; He shall grow like the lily, And lengthen his roots like Lebanon.
6 His branches shall spread; His beauty shall be like an olive tree, And his fragrance like Lebanon.
7 Those who dwell under his shadow shall return; They shall be revived like grain, And grow like a vine. Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.
8 Ephraim shall say, ‘What have I to do anymore with idols?’ I have heard and observed him. I am like a green cypress tree; Your fruit is found in Me.”
9 Who is wise? Let him understand these things. Who is prudent? Let him know them. For the ways of Yahweh are right; The righteous walk in them, But transgressors stumble in them.

We can be saved from Yahweh’s wrath by abiding in Yeshua.

Yochanan (John) 15:4-8
4 “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
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.
7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.”

The way to survive the end times is to cultivate a deep, abiding relationship with Yeshua. If we dwell in Him, and He in us, then He will want to take us for His bride when the time comes. We can make it an easy choice for Him, if we keep all of His commandments—because that is how we show our love.

Yochanan (John) 14:15
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”