"This know also, that in the last days perilous
times shall come."
Our relationship with our Lord demands that we give unto Him what is His, and we render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar. One thing that DOES NOT belong to Caesar is our allegiance to man made organizations that do not represent our interests, or the body of Messiah.
What I'm talking about is the ecumenical movement and the temptation that many organizations have given in to, Christian and Messianic, and as a result are falling away from God's will in a big way. Part of the perilous times we encounter is when the pull of this World is so strong that it influences God's people away from Yeshua, away from Scripture and away from being separate from entities that our God abhors. We cannot serve Adonai Yeshua and Belial at the same time. Yes, we are in the World and not of it and we sometimes have to work hard to stay this way. We must not allow ourselves to become enslaved by our relationships whether they be individual or collective.
Spiritual discernment is something that should never be taken for granted and who we 'hang with' is often the proof of our spiritual condition. Our ministry at Beit Mashiach will never align ourselves with groups that oppose our Lord in any way. We do not embrace paganism, idolatry, compromise, or surrender to the powers of this World who oppose the Cross of Yeshua. We stand firm in our faith of the Bible, God's Holy Word. We study Yeshua, the living fulfillment of Torah and we want the whole Earth to know of His salvation. Proverbs tells us that 'iron sharpens iron'.
Let us get razor sharp in these eventful times!
(Original Post: March 1, 2013)