The Faith of the Nazarenes…
is passed down through mentorship!
Isaiah 30:20 20 And though YHVH give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall (be spiritually opened to) see thy teachers.
Excerpt From pages 45-49 of my book The Nazarene…by Rav Sha’ul
“All I need is the Ruach, I don’t need no stinkin’ …teacher! I FOLLOW NO MAN!!!” says the one in complete deception! That is the declaration of a fool!
Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear (and keep his mouth shut) and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel!
If I have heard that once, I have had to listen to that line of bull a million times! If you are reading this book that obviously does not apply to you. Most of the masses today have totally lost contact with The Renewed Covenant and the concept of discipleship which is why the masses are so misled.
A lie from the pit of hell is “all I need is the Ruach! I need nothing else and I do not follow any man”. Teaching is a Spiritual Gift given to a very select few (read 1 Corinthians 12). The Body functions as all individual parts submit to the others. The Ruach is a GUIDE as you seek out a mentor, to lead you into knowledge and understanding as you study and apply yourself as I will demonstrate.
This lie ‘that all you need is the Ruach’ is easily proven to be a lie. Almost EVERYONE is lost in total deception by the FALSE Ruach… Incarnation! Exactly as we were warned. There are as many “interpretations” as there are people, so how is that the Ruach has created such confusion? Because it is not true ‘that all we need is the Ruach’ and teachers are not required.
We better wise up… The Ruach is a guide, not a personal tutor… mentors are risen up by Yahuah and He speaks to them, and they instruct the masses as the Ruach leads us to those anointed men, and then guides our search for the Truth.
Daniel 11 33 “Those (few) who are wise will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or plundered. 34 When they fall, they will receive a little help, and many (self-appointed teachers) who are not sincere will join them. 35 Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified and made spotless until the time of the end (of the Age of Pisces), for it will still come at the appointed time (when Yahusha pours out Living Water in the Age of Aquarius).
So “go it alone” if you want, you are only fooling yourself and in the process misleading everyone around you as you are out of covenant, have no understanding, and are not submitted properly to the “Body”. Very few are truly anointed to teach. VERY FEW. Each of us should have mentors, counselors, and elders we look up to for instruction.
Proverbs 15:22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 11:14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers. 2 Timothy 2:2 The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another. Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning. Philippians 4:9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Hebrews 13:7 Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.
Now the “sound bite implied lie”…
John 14:26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
Notice… the Ruach “brings to remembrance all that Yahusha has said”. Yahusha was speaking as a Teacher. In other words, you need the Ruach + teachers, not just the Ruach. If the teacher did not exist, there would be nothing for the Ruach to bring to your remembrance!
We are reading words penned by men who lived 2000-5000 years ago, in a language/cultural matrix outside our knowledge and understanding. In other words, we need teachers! In Sha’ul’s case, his audience 2000 years ago, was a familiar audience and they existed on common ground so he simply did not need explain himself to an audience that was already familiar with the language and the culture.
Sha’ul had no idea a simple private letter he wrote would someday be elevated to the level of “inspired words of Yahuah” (in error as Sha’ul was a teacher, not a prophet) and then mistranslated and canonized into something called The Bible and studied by cultures around the world. Had he been privy to this future knowledge, I am quite sure his letters would have become books hundreds of pages long to properly explain himself in the language and cultural matrix he lived to prevent the twisting of his letters. Much like the books I write!
He would have gone to great lengths to explain complex ideas and topics knowing this future audience would be from another language/culture matrix all together. Sha’ul did not know this and his letters are very short and a great deal of knowledge and information was already shared between Sha’ul and the person or assembly to whom he was writing. So Sha’ul did not see the need to elaborate on many ideas; they were assumed. This is where the opportunity to twist the Scriptures presents itself to those who are not anointed.
To think we can pick up our English Bibles and read a small letter Sha’ul wrote that has been transliterated through two maybe three languages across many cultures over the past 2000 years and the Ruach is going to “fill in the blanks” is foolish on our part.
We, as the reader, must put in much effort to put ourselves into the Hebraic mindset of 2000 years ago and be mindful of the language and cultural barrier. This is what anointed teachers bring to the table. Instead, we have been conditioned to believe that Yahusha and Sha’ul and the other writers in the Renewed Covenant communicated and wrote in Latin. Latin was a transitional language to the Jews of the Second Temple period it was not their native tongue. There is zero chance the early church made up of mostly Hebrew Nazarenes communicated in anything other than their native Hebrew tongue.
We must admit to ourselves the effects of Rome winning the Roman/Jewish Wars and what that effect had not only on history but the Bible we have in our hands today. We need to study the history of the early church, how Christianity was created, and admit that Constantine burned all the original Hebrew texts after the council of Nicaea to hide what was done to humanity at that council. Humanity was given Constantine’s existing religion, The Cult of Sol Invictus, and the scriptures altered to support that religion. That is why the earliest version of anything we have today are no earlier than 300 years after the Messiah’s death and written in Latin (The Council of Nicaea was AD300!). These later Latin versions were translated from Hebrew originals but they were altered by the pagan Latin scribes to support pagan Greek Hellenism and sun worship.
I explain all of this in great detail in my book Christianity and the Great Deception.
So, this is our challenge today in the modern age some 2000 years removed from the first advent of the Messiah. We must restore back to these earliest writing their Hebrew framework and put ourselves, as much as we can, into the proper language/cultural matrix in which the books in The Yahushaic Covenant were written. We must literally go back to the drawing board and cast aside the last 2000 years of Roman biased interpretations.
We need anointed men, chosen by Yahuah the “men of wisdom and understanding” Daniel prophesied to come who can read The Heavenly Scroll and put the entire revelation of Yahuah to mankind back into context. The doctrine of The Sabbath Covenant brings the Scriptures into agreement from cover to cover. There is no contradiction, no abolishing anything, everything is covered in context to ensure it is “Truth”!
Truth is not subject to private interpretation! Private interpretation only comes into play when the Scriptures are taken out of context, and those out of context Scriptures are strung together to “imply” whatever the teacher is wanting to teach. That is called “Sound Bite Doctrine” which is unsound doctrine. Scripture only says one thing when context is kept:
Textual Context: no scripture is “sound bitten” or taken out of context of the paragraph, book, and authors other writings.
Scriptural Context: all scripture is put into context of The Heavenly Scroll (the original revelation to mankind) and The Torah/Prophets.
Historical Context: all scripture is understood relative to the time in history it was given; as Yahuah progressively revealed Himself and His Will/Righteousness over time. The Scriptures are not isolated out of context of the language/cultural matrix in which it was written to maintain the meaning and intent.
Spiritual Context: Yahuah first revealed His Word to us physically in this physical realm. We are taught Spiritual Truth by using physical examples, rehearsals, training aids, etc. So every teaching is put into context of Physical to Spiritual Parallels to demonstrate what the Scriptures were designed to teach us, and avoid false doctrine or adherence to “the Letter” instead of “intent”.
“Scripture always interprets Scripture!”
Even though the Scriptures have been altered, the true meaning of the Scriptures shines through IN CONTEXT, if we are disciplined to seek out our salvation with fear and trembling, know His Word, and keep the context in place.
Immaturity cries out “I don’t need no stink’ teachers!”
Maturity admits “Yahuah has given me teachers and mentors to further my knowledge and growth, and the Ruach is my guide TO THEM… not away from them.”
Rav Sha’ul (The Nazarene)