the Bible which is the word of Almighty Elohim/God, whose name is Yahovah, we find in the book of Daniel, a time when godless
men ruled the world. The conditions then were much the same as they are today!
Although things now look very bleak, Elohim is still in control and there are many men who
are not only willing to obey his word, but are steadfast in seeking Him and His righteousness as well. Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael,
and Azariah, were just such men as these in those days of godlessness.
Because of unfettered sin the people from the tribe of Judah were taken captive to the land
of Shinar. Babylon, the kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar, represented then and also now, a religious system which opposed Elohim
and actively sought to eradicate His name and subverted His people to keep them from obeying and worshipping Him.
Note the definition of Sin …”for sin is
the transgression of the law.” (KJV 1st John 3:2) The Instructions given by Yahovah!
Daniel and his friends are singled out in this prophetic
book, written by him, because he and his friends refused to worship and submit to the false gods of the world’s Babylonian
Elohim had warned
His people not to turn aside from obeying Him or there would be consequences of pain and suffering. “And thou shalt
not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods
to serve them. But it shall come to pass if thou wilt not harken unto the voice of Yahovah thy Elohim to observe to do all
His commandments…which I command thee this day; …all these curses shall come upon thee…(KJV Deuteronomy
The decline of Judah,
the people who belonged to Elohim, began when they made a conscious decision to not follow His Torah/Bible/Commandments. Then
“…Yahovah raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them. And they would not
harken unto their judges, but they went a whoring after other gods, and bowed themselves unto them: they turned quickly out
of the way…in, obeying the commandments of Yahovah….” (KJV Judges 2:16-17)
Whenever a people or nation turn from the Living Elohim, judgment
must follow because all things were created by Him and for Him: “For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven,
and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things
were created by Him, and for Him: and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.” (KJV Colossians 1:16-17)
Because similar conditions exists today as in the days
of Daniel and his friends, those of us who love Yahovah must maintain and demonstrate the same faith and trust in Him as they
did. The campaign to extinguish the Light from Elohim has begun in full force and the Church is silent.
Daniel and his companions determined that they would
be faithful to Elohim and His word as given by Moses at Mount Sinai; the Torah is the word of Elohim!
Supernatural intervention was used to uphold and sustain Noah in his
generation – the flood. Daniel and his friends were also sustained by Elohim’s supernatural intervention when
they swore to obey His word, even if it meant death. King Nebuchadnezzar made laws that interfered with the worship and obedience
to Almighty Elohim; yet they would not submit.
Babylon is not just a place in historical time past; it is a present, evil, diabolical system of willful rebellion
against the Most High Elohim/God, Creator of all things seen and unseen. This system is present throughout the whole world
and is determined to eradicate the worship and thought of the Almighty. There is nothing new under the Sun: “The thing
that has been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under
the sun.” (KJV Ecclesiastes 1:9)
as Daniel, Noah, and others resisted the aggressive attacks on their faith and obedience they had toward Yahovah, so those
of us who love and believe in Ha Mashiach/Christ must cling to His teaching and example for living.
course of human history is given in the book of Daniel and it clearly teaches that this world of sin and violence shall be
destroyed just as in the days of Noah, but this time by fire instead of a flood. "And as it was in the days of Noe, so
shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. (KJV Luke 17:26)
…”I am Elohim/God,
and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done,
saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.” (KJV Isaiah 46:9-10)
Yahovah knows the end from the beginning He has shown us the reason the Church is not only silent concerning sin, but has
actually become complicit in promoting abominations in His face. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times
shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful,
unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors,
heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of Elohim; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away.” (KJV 2nd Timothy 3:1-5)
The person who came to announce and pave the
way for Ha Mashiach/The Anointed One/ Yeshua, the Savior, was John the Immerser. John’s message was; …“Repent
ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (KJV Matthew 3:2)
When John was imprisoned Yashua,
the Savior, began to preach the same message: “From that time Yashua began to preach and to say, ‘Repent: for
the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”’ (Matthew 4:17). So the message that John preached is the same message that
our Savior preached. So what was that message?
That message was the message given at Mount
Sinai to Moses: “And Yahovah spake all these words saying, I am Yahovah thy Elohim, which have brought thee out of the
land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me….And showing mercy unto thousands
of them that love Me and keep My Commandments.” (Exodus 20:1-6)
thy Elohim will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;…’I
will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put My words in His mouth; and He shall speak
unto them all that I shall command Him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto My words which He
shall speak in My Name, I will require it of him.’” (Deuteronomy 18:13-19) –Please read all these Scriptures
Deuteronomy 18:13 reads: “Thou shalt be perfect with Yahovah thy Elohim.”
The message that John the Immerser and Yashua preached is the same message. It is the message as given in the Torah/Tanach/Bible
– Note: Tanach is the Jewish Scriptures/Bible.
“Think not that I have come to destroy
the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.” (Matthew 5:17 KJV) And again: “Go ye therefore
and teach all nations,… teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you
alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20)
The Apostles taught the same message
that John and Yashua preached. It is the same message that Noah, Daniel and his friends kept. It’s the message that
you and I should keep!
It is the word of Yahovah. This is not what the Church is teaching. The
word of Yahovah is not just the death, burial, and resurrection of Yeshua! It is much more!
the next time, in His service – James A. Chisolm