Monk of YHVH

Disciple of Messiah ~ Oracle of Adonai ~ Follower of The Way

Believer; faith-based; bible-believing; Christian: these are generic terms used by those, quietly ashamed to be intimately associated with Messiah Yeshua (Mark 8:34-38; Rom 1:13-17; 1Co 1:18-24). We, the infinitesimal Elect of YHVH, identify primarily with our Master and Lord; we call ourselves followers or servants or disciples of Messiah. Conversely, the christianized; Godless-religious; the antiChrist churched; these masses of people will be and speak christianese around others that are churched, but in the greater secular society, they show forth their shame by hiding behind socially acceptable terminology, such as their employment (or economic) role or their education title.

They will likewise avoid connections (in life and in social media) with those like myself, who perhaps seem too radical; too different; too foreign. Such a connection might harm their professional image, and/or their social standing, and/or their income. These part-time religionists work that tightrope between fitting into the secular world (that they truly belong to); all the while trying to project an outward christianesque facade. Disciples of Messiah contrast with the christianized and ultimately make them appear un-Christ-like, which is recognized even by Atheists, who thus publicly expose it as hypocrisy, which the Xians of Religianity then label as persecution.

For the infinitesimal Elect of YHVH; the disciples of Messiah; the Kingdom-bound Saved; we work the opposite way: I am first and foremost, a disciple of Messiah Yeshua; as for my social and economic roles, I built homes as carpenter and contractor for money (I'm retired from all that now): Now I fish and hike, garden and write, and yoke with the unwanted. But during the last 2 decades as a disciple of Messiah, I gave up identifying myself by my employment title, or any other secular ID's that did not magnify Messiah Yeshua. What we do for mammon ($) is not what we identify with, and in fact, our participation within the greater secular Godless world, especially the economic world, is really the only part of this life, which we might find ourselves possibly ashamed of.

Culture shock is what happens when all our life experiences are confined to one place or culture, and then we enter an entirely different culture, and are a bit disoriented (shocked) by the new experience. Everyone there is human (we all eat, sleep, etc.), but that is about all that's the same. These others dress and talk and act and live, in an entirely different way, than all that we are accustomed to; all that we were enculturated by and to. In like manner; this website content will be a kind of culture shock to the masses, the christianized included.

I have been publishing online since the geocities days (2000-07) before I bought domain URL's and hosted elsewhere. Nowadays, I only use open source everything. In doing this I had no idea at the time – and today I really do not care – that people globally could have copy-pasted my written content. Placing a copyright symbol does not prevent such plagiarism.

What could happen therefore, is that something I wrote months or years or even decades ago, could have been plagiarized and published (called web-scraping), anywhere but in the USA where I live, but now sold on a global market. If I were to now publish that same content (since I have all my writings saved on my own storage devices), it would appear as if I was the one plagiarizing: I am not and will not do that: I have no motive to do so, since I do not self-identify, nor do I make any monies from my authorship. But all of this also makes it unsavory (for me) to try to publish e-books. Hence, I post on websites and blogs, and leave it up to YHVH to funnel people here.

I am compelled by the Indwelling Holy Spirit to write: I must; and I do! If someone copies what I write and publishes it for money as their own, so be it; so long as those words are spread and Messiah Yeshua be praised (Phl 1:15-18). This is partly why I remain anonymous; I cannot be the focus here. I seek no earthly rewards whatsoever. But I also know this as fact: There are no words I could speak or write that can change the heart-mind of anyone, who is not already determined to find YHVH-truth, on their own. It is these earnest seekers that I write for.

Even my Master (Messiah Yeshua) lost many whom He was in direct contact with: I call this the Iscariot Conundrum or the Judas Principle! Even Messiah Yeshua said on a few occasions and in differing ways, that even if YHVH were to come to Earth in Person (which He did); even that would not alter the mind-heart of those determined to remain in and of the world: e.g. Lazarus (John 3; Luke 9 & 16).

There are still people who copy what I write. I know this because just after I post something the hits will shoot up, then fade back downward when nothing is posted for awhile. I do not publish for profit, which means I have no ads on my open-source website, and thus, no way to track visitors. The website host has a simple hits counter and that is all I see. I do not care who comes, and who copies this, because I serve YHVH who owns everything, including my Soul (and thus everything I do and have). I am a servant; a slave if you will, and as such, I am not compensated with mammon (Luke 9:23-26; Matt 5:11-16; John 13:13-17).

I Serve a Glorious Master!

Monasticism is the practice of renouncing all worldly pursuits in order to fully devote one's life to Spiritual work! That is the generic definition, which would cover all religions or religion-like human actions or concepts. However, as a disciple of Messiah Yeshua, my take on the word (Monk) is different from the rest. As Spiritual beings temporarily occupying human bodies, I comprehend and thus ignore religious gender doctrines (Matt 22:29-30 Gal 3:24-28); gender was designed (by YHVH) but only for corporeal procreation. Monks (female or male) are simply, disciples of Messiah who decided to remain celibate (Matt 19:11-12; 1Co 7:7-9).

In writing, I try to focus on contrasting lifestyles that conflict with or even oppose the paradigm of life and lifestyle: Messiah Yeshua. No names are mentioned, because that would be finger-pointing and judgmental. Therefore, only action and inaction (of potentially anyone) is what gets the focus. My Master never named names, but did refer to the Pharisees (or others) who demonstrated in their lifestyles, an adherence to religion, but otherwise lived antiChrist (or evil) lifestyles; evil because it resulted in social, economic, legal, or political injustices; evil because they viewed themselves as superior to other humans due of their own efforts, birthright, ethnicity, or some (any) other human-made stature.

When studying scripture it is easy to see that there were no full names listed; no one would identify themselves with the writings, other than first names, of which (some) could even be pseudonyms. I came to realize that the goal was first, to serve from a state of egoless humility, which then intends to remove the individual (the self) from the equation, and keep the words free of personal overtones, as much as that is possible; to be a narrator rather than a character. I'm a tradesman, not a trained writer; please overlook this shortcoming.

Egocentrism and/or narcissism can be witnessed in the many grand things people construct, especially so they can put their own names upon it, much like a billboard shouting down at you, saying who I am; what I am; that I am: ~ I'm the center of my box: notice me; like me; follow me; copy me; want me; respect me; adore me; obey me; fear me; yes, worship me! That was the downfall of Satan and the fallen followers; the incorporeal demons, plus the human masses who will soon join them.

Personal names are like grand music to the narcissistic ear: The ego-conquered like to see or hear their name proclaimed publicly. The Selfie generation unabashedly thrives (2Ti 3:1-5): But the ego is never fulfilled (Pro 27:20; 30:15-16; Ecc 5:10-11; 1Jo 2:16): Conversely, Living Water is always overflowing (John 4:10-14; 7:37-39); the Bread of Life much more than enough.

The pyramids of Egypt; the Temple Mount; roads and buildings named after popular Xians of Religianity; towering buildings, stadiums, hospitals (and more) all boldly and proudly named after a wealth-monger. Even the many grand monuments that claim connection to The Creator: Catholic and Orthodox Cathedrals; Protestant Mega-Churches; and so much more. Just look around you: With Spiritual eyes and ears, the evils of narcissism are unavoidable (especially) within the urban sprawl, which is itself an affront unto YHVH; a physical expression of an ongoing (internal; often unrecognized) hatred for the natural world of YHVH, which is slowly dying off, and will eventually reach terminal stage; a bitterly failed stewardship indeed.

Brother John (John 3:27-31) said that He (The Messiah) must increase, but I/we must decrease: This would be especially applicable to this paradigm. I'm a full-time servant of my Master, Messiah Yeshua; as an individual who is married only to YHVH, I wanted to follow that paradigm and try my best to keep me out of this. Thus, I refer to myself as Monk of YHVH, which would more accurately be a Monk, as being one among many celibate disciples of Messiah (Matt 19:12; 1Co 7:7-9) throughout time and culture, who only served YHVH, faithfully; daily; monogamously; serving no other gods, especially money, materialism and consumerism (Luke 16:13-15). I have taken vows of poverty, obedience and fidelity, but only unto YHVH (Matt 5:33-37; James 5:12; Gal 1:1-5).

I am merely a corporeal container; a conduit of/for the Ruach HaKodesh; the Indwelling Holy Spirit (Rom 8:9-11): I'm a mere single little speaker in an otherwise grand and complex sound system (among every generation), wherein the writer and author, conductor and musician, is YHVH. As an individual human, I am nothing special (you can just dismiss me): I'm not better nor worse than any other person who will ever live. However, I died; the man I was before Messiah conquered my Soul, has died: That old man is no more (Rom 6:4-7; Eph 4:20-25; Col 3:5-11). The slow-rotting mortal shell remains the same, but the inner man is anew: Goodbye old me!

That process was both agonizing and stimulating; painful and joyful; destructive and recuperative (still is at times). I will praise YHVH forever, for this honor; to be among the Elect of YHVH is the single highest calling in the universe, and because of that epoch, the self dies; we become no more; life on Earth no longer has anything to do with life on Earth. This is genuinely humbling (as opposed to a humility facade). I'd rather be a lowly servant in the Kingdom of Heaven (forever) than to be or do anything else, at anytime, anywhere in the universe.

During my blink-of-time here on Earth, I am as a foreigner; a pilgrim (Heb 11:13-16); an alien among the Godless human masses that Messiah referred to as the heathen; the hypocrites; the Gentiles (Matt 6:5-8, 31-34), who have no idea about – nor any interest in – being yoked with YHVH in a personal, daily, intimate, and eternal Love bond that is unrivaled (John Seventeen). Consequently, I'm often looked upon as strange by the masses (even kin); I am not a willful participant in the fully secularized culture that now dominates, here in these end-times, and most prominently and decadently among the westernized.

A Servant Is Not Above His Master!

(Matt 10:24; John 13:16; 15:20) As a disciple of Messiah (Mark 8:34-38), I do not take mammon (trade my time for money) as a Sociologist or a Psychologist, but I'm erudite in them both. I do not make any monies as an Author (Matt 10:7-10), and, I do not and will not accept any monetary donations. I chose to work with my hands: Like my Master, I am a tradesman; an artisan; a Tekton: I'm also a gardener, fisher, naturalist, tree-hugger and hiker. I love the creation of my Creator, but frown upon man's wanton urbanization of YHVH's once-pristine garden world.

Learning one trade obviously does not disqualify a person from learning another: I mastered the building trades young; while working them, I studied other disciplines. Born in 1958, I'm now retired from the trades: I am a Monk of YHVH; an individual who is daily dedicated to following my Master, Messiah Yeshua, the fruits of which are Pacifism, Simple Living, being among Plain people, and ever hopeful of Social Ecology (just a few prominent paradigms; not comprehensive).

Since all of us, and all of this, are the creations of YHVH, it is of special interest to me as a Disciple of Messiah Yeshua (who was the corporeal manifestation of YHVH): I am blessed to experience a deeply personal, epochal, and eternal relationship with my Heavenly Father, via the Indwelling Holy Spirit (John 14:10-14, 15-20; Acts 17:24-28; Rom 8:8-11, 12-17; 1Co 3:16-17; 2Ti 1:12-14; 1Jo 4:11-16).

I'd be classified as Caucasian (Euro-American), and I am not Jewish; these are human-created ethnic/racial designations (1Ti 1:3-4; Titus 3:3-7, 8-11). Rather, I am one individual (among unknown millions, past, present, and future) who is tethered to YHVH, via the Indwelling Holy Spirit (John 14:16-18; 1Jo 3:23-24; 4:12-16). In fact, the myth of race is powerful indeed, but primarily as a form of self-justification for bigotry as an accelerant to fuel the demon-influenced hate that covertly or openly controls them. Race is not a scientific nor a biblical reality (Acts 17:24-28).

Thus, I am non-bigoted, counter-cultural, non-religious; not an enabler of any religion-business; not of Judaism or Christianity (nor any other), as they manifest in the world. My Spiritual status is not centered upon, or rooted in, any such human-made paradigms. I am like my Master. Spiritual transformation is only Spiritual; it has (almost) nothing to do with corporeality (Rom 8:6-7; 1Co 2:14).

As we move closer to our Heavenly Father, we also move farther away from the worldly (the secularized masses); the Christian biblical canons abound with such definitions. Scripture identifies the Elect as peculiar people; set-apart ones (Psa 4:2-4; Jude 1:1-3; Eph 2:11-16): Messiah Yeshua said we would even be hated by the masses (Matt 10:22; 24:9-14). We are nothing like the masses on Broadway (Matt 7:13-14, 22-23; Luke 13:24-28): We will be different; we will seem strange; we will not fit-in well with the secular masses that today surround us (churched or not).

Like the Amish are perceived by the average American, the Elect of YHVH (summarily, the church invisible) will be more of a sideshow than a routine participant or enabler of the culture: But the advantage of such peculiarity is easy recognition. Such separation however, does not insure that every Amish (or anyone else for that matter) will see Heaven's Kingdom. Even so, the secular masses, for the most part, aspire to cultural directives: Spiritually blinded, the masses are fully enculturated and thus, shamelessly ethnocentric, and as such, they cannot be Christ-centric!

Missionary Monasticism? Hebraic-Anabaptist-Inspired Monk?

There were/are Catholics, Orthodox, and Protestants (COP's), but there's a way off the beaten path: Anabaptism. For me personally, it is a firm path down Theological Way (John 14:6). But why a Monk? Because of the life of Messiah Yeshua and His Apostles. Today, it is a more interesting title, which then ignites conversation; but there is more. Many powerful things came via monastics: However, things are different now; there are far too many people to live in the same way humans once did.

Being a male (Anabaptist-inspired) Monk is a lifestyle; it is similar (but not exact) in lifestyle to being a female catholic Nun; it is to commit (the rest of) one's life to, what has been coined, the counsels of perfection: celibacy (chastity), poverty (charity), and obedience (faithfulness). And because all of YHVH's Elect abide in the priesthood of Messiah (1Pe 2:4-10), none of us could ever be (or are) a religious professional; money-dependent and thus compromised hirelings, trading time for money as employees among the dens of thieves.

The Godless-religious want to be money-makers, consumers and materialists; they must then, convert YHVH into a commodity; a consumer product. The church businesses provide that venue for a tithe, wherein they can be religious for a few hours weekly; a replacement to daily dying (Luke 9:23-25). Give us this day, our daily bread is not a slogan framed on our wall, it is the sum of our existence, which is not a deliberate impoverishment as abasement, but rather, a complete disinterest in materialism and wealth.

We hate money because Messiah Yeshua hated money (would not so much as soil His hands with it); however, this hatred is not because of monies existence, but rather, because we are forced to use it; because it corrupts all it consumes; because we live in a corrupted world that demands money from us (Acts 2:42-47; 8:18-23). If it were possible, we'd live completely without any money; however, in a money-centric (esp. capitalist) culture, this is the least likely scenario in which to live in such a state of freedom, for all things come at the service of mammon in capitalism. True freedom would be to live without money, or the need of it; freed also from those it empowers in this world.

The restoration of the church will surely come only from a new type of monasticism which has nothing in common with the old but a complete lack of compromise in a life lived in accordance with the Sermon on the Mount in the discipleship of Christ. I think it is time to gather people together to do this. (Bonhoeffer ~ Testament to Freedom).

To be a Monk is a unique calling; a 21st Century adaptation of a more YHVH-centric version of Asceticism; indeed, even Christian Anarchism. Not only do we hear His voice, we also feel His heart, because we are espoused to our Master and Lord (as His proverbial Bride). Monks aspire to perfection as practitioners of the Gospels; metaphorically, Monks (indeed, all disciples) prefer a degree from The Master, far more than a master's degree; more than being aspiring PhD's of Theology; He is our divinity!

Still, Monks are often thought of like artist portrayals: Most think of a Monk as some xenophobic slave to dead rituals and perpetual prayer (Matt 6:5-8): Besides, prayer is about seeking what YHVH wants from me, not the other way around. Now, there may have been Monks like that; however, that does not describe the life that YHVH calls anyone to live.

We – the Elect of YHVH; the disciples of Messiah; the Heaven-bound – we are to be the model of how YHVH desires all humans to live upon Earth, for it is how we live (via our lifestyle primarily) that shines the true light of contentment, peace, and purpose (Matt 5:13-16; John 14:15-21, 22-27); or conversely for the Godless-religious; that of fear and paranoia, wealth-hoarding and materialism, discontentment and violence (James 4:1-4).

Volitional Eunuch: Marriage unto YHVH Alone!

Singleness was one of the costs of Discipleship: to metaphorically be castrated for Messiah Yeshua, who remained single, and called others to be so, or to remain so. Unlike the protestant assessments on the subject of marriage as preferred in ministry, most of the Disciples and Apostles were single (unmarried or widows). I read The Cost of Discipleship back when I first decided to follow Yeshua the Messiah, but it did not make the same impact on me, as it did over a decade later, when I reread it.

But I am certain that the seeds it planted back then was indeed, worth the (proverbial) soil they inhabited. And like the other things that we surrender in order to live holy and purposed lives, once we surrender them, we realize that we were not giving up (or losing), we were gaining; gaining freedom from those things.

The Monk life is about immersion unto YHVH; we do not merely spend a few hours weekly at a church service, and then the rest of our lives spent acquiring money and consuming the Godless world: Instead, we pray and sing; study and deliberate; worship and praise YHVH daily; we labor in the natural world, and find Him there, most of all. The Monk does "church" every day; we "Sabbath" 365 days a year; we are verily, Red Letter Disciples: Radical indeed!

The monk life is also that of service; urban monks volunteer at homeless shelters, hospitals, schools, disaster relief, (and rural monks at) farms, barn-raising, re-forestry: whatever we can do, and for anyone who will let us in, as the Holy Spirit inspires and moves us.

Few religious people will want to serve YHVH all the time; they prefer to limit their time to worldly consumption; however, this is because they are still trapped by/in the serving the self. Once you die to self (prerequisite to being born again), serving YHVH is all you will want to do. We joyfully stay tuned-in, and then follow our Master when called, for we know His voice and follow Him. We just want to be worthy of the Kingdom of YHVH, which begins within us. We obey our Master and Lord (Matt 10:34-39; Luke 9:58-62; 17:20-21).

Alone But Never Alone!

Even though, as a monk, I am alone much of the time, I never feel loneliness, or alone, or lonely: This is because of the Indwelling Holy Spirit (John 8:16; 8:29; 17:20-23). Many people feel or experience loneliness even in the midst of family or in crowds, because humans are alone without God-in-us; the Living Water and the Bread of Life that keeps us fulfilled (full) always.

Orson Welles famously said: We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone: Only through relationships can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone. This is an accurate secular view (and sad, too). As a consequence of that reality, which is the Indwelling (of the) Holy Spirit; that fulfillment is complete to overflowing (John 16:32-33; Col 1:27-28); nothing else can come close, but more than that, there is simply no more room: My cup runneth over (John 4:13-14).

This is why I am Monk, which is just a modified version of a disciple, and everyone on the path to the Kingdom of Heaven is a disciple of Messiah Yeshua; all Heaven-bound are walking in (what Anabaptists call) Kingdom Living: that Kingdom is within you. We are all under Discipleship and cannot imagine life without this honor.

My heart can desire human connection, but I do not need those connections: While I prefer to be among the Elect of YHVH, other people around me is not necessary for my mental or emotional health, for YHVH is in control of that part of me. What I want, versus what I need, is thus different. I am the same whether I am with others or alone, because YHVH is always with me, via the auspices of the Indwelling Holy Spirit.

In fact, it hurts me to see lonely people; those who live by themselves and rarely have visitors or other human contacts. These people get pets to alleviate loneliness, and visitors can help in the short-term, but loneliness has spiritual roots; without God-in-us, the Godless will always be lonely, just as people can experience loneliness while among others.

YHVH Monasticism!

Living in the West, it made sense to follow the acceptable directives for past Monks in this time and place, since I do not live in a strictly free nation. In most of North America, land is not open or free, but is owned by other humans; even State or National land is also not free to use. This fraud is bizarre because it is Americans that praise freedom, but who themselves, are the supreme violators of freedom, via ownership and land-lord-ism, brought with them in the 14th Century from an already morally bankrupt, capitalistic culture: Europe. Earth is the property of YHVH alone; anyone who attempts to usurp that dominion with their own, must/will perish eternally.

But such dominion is a tell; it exposes the true Spiritual vacuity of these bibles-and-bullets antiChrists that invade Earth; to kill, to steal, and to destroy, and all in the name of Jesus (Matt 13:37-43, 44-50; John 10:10). The Native Americans suffered genocide (Rom 13:9-10) and driven from their ancestral lands by the more "superior" Aryan invaders that "god" blessed (2Co 4:1-4, 5-7).

But this was the pattern, and the pathology, of the Godless-religious militants (the anti-Christ's among humanity) that circumnavigated Earth, killing, stealing, and destroying (John 10:10) for Satan, gold-mammon, queen-king, priest-pastor-pope, and all this no less, in Jesus' name: Anathema unrivaled. The European dominion of the America's was Satan's greatest achievement on Earth; it cemented the end-times, and using self-professing Christians to covertly serve Satan in this way, has and will increase over time.

The capitalist plutocracy – the UnGodly States of Adversarialism – has assuredly become the most mammon-centric nation that will exist on Earth, from the First to the Second Advent: 0033–2033 ±. Slavery was but one of the many manifestations of antiChrist that was perpetrated under the name of Jesus Christ and/or the banners of Christendom generically.

What makes one act, more evil or demonic than another, such as comparing the Jewish Holocaust to the Native American Genocide, is all a matter of who gets the credit or the blame. To assign an evil act, or the collections of many evil acts (as manifest in all war), to YHVH; this is the single greatest manifestation of evil that is even possible on Earth.

All evil is evil; evil people are destined to the Abyss. But to assign any kind of evil to YHVH or Messiah, is evil unrivaled. It is the unforgivable sin; it is to assure a destiny in empty outer space, where the blackness of darkness forever, will be but the result of the Spiritual darkness that the Faithless-Godless-Loveless, covet in this life.

Self-Justification Obscures The Voice of Truth!

Study Manifest Destiny; the single greatest corporate manifestation of antiChrist, known about in human history, and verily, the pinnacle of anathema thus far; acts of profound evil, done or enabled or condoned, by self-professing Christians, who were/are in truth, the many antiChrist's among us, warned of in the addendum writings of the Johannine epistles. Anyone who looks upon such things and still tries to justify any of it, are themselves demonic at their core (self-beliefs and church-enabling notwithstanding).

For this reason – living in a money-lusting nation of greed-conquered consumer-centric mammon servants of the bloody car cult – we the Elect of YHVH, are in a potentially dangerous place here. We are dead to money, but trapped in a place and time, where money is the compass of the masses; where the money-servants display a cult-like devotion to it (and all it infects): Indeed, the love of money is the root of all evil (and of all kinds), because power and money are synonymous.

Every powerful person throughout time had large sums of money. Moreover, greed makes humans irrational and dangerous. Therefore, YHVH's Elect will ultimately be persecuted (again) by the catholic-orthodox-protestant (COP) antiChrists, in concert with their bedfellows, the secular world; the bulk of the accountable adult human race.

Being a disciple of Messiah therefore, is a calling; an election (1Th 1:2-5; 2Pe 1:9-11), for it cannot be coerced: YHVH honors volition even to the extent that the stage of eternal darkness (the vacuum of empty space) was/is necessary (Matt 6:19-24). Remember that Messiah Yeshua was also belittled for the radical and disenculturated lifestyle He lived (Mark 6:1-4): E.g. do a keyword search for: their synagogue in the Messianic Scriptures.

Therefore, if the majority of people are accepting of what you do and/or who you are, then you are probably doing it all wrong. Most humans spend the bulk of their existence, trying to fit-in and be acceptable to other people (the secular masses), not to be set apart for YHVH. Fitting in is the normal for the masses, but (conversely) a fate worse than death for me.

Monk-ness is analogous to baptism itself; metaphorically speaking, we are held under the water as a symbol of our death-to-this-life (our humble and unconditional surrender), and we return out of the water as a sign of our rebirth: to be born again. We are immersed so that we are fully soaked by the water and thus symbolically washed; symbolically conquered; submerged; drowned; soaked; surrounded on all sides by the Indwelling Holy Spirit.

Monk in the Metro!

Monks often take vows to some religious sect (e.g. catholics), but the individual Monk or disciple, has a self-regulated commitment to keeping one's self unspotted from the world (Rom 12:1-2; James 1:27; 1Jo 2:15-17). Thus, the Monk who passes through, or lives in the urban setting, typically lives (either) in the least expensive rental place, or uses homeless shelters when not camping in more rural settings; and he almost always walks.

This is because all disciples of Messiah Yeshua try to follow all His ways: His dress (always labor-ready); His trade; His economics; His lifestyle. Like the child who copies the parent, imitation is the greatest (or highest) form of flattery; indeed, such mimicry is itself, one act of worship. We, like our Master, likewise keep ourselves mostly in the midst of the poor; the disenfranchised; the humbled; the broken; the rejected; the ugly; the failures; the unwanted; the losers.

Conversely, the Godless-religious prefer to stay away from their society's versions of losers. They prefer flaunting worldliness; an open act of pride; it is to display one's hunger for the validation and approval of the Godless masses. But the Elect of YHVH are not concerned about your possessions or social status. The ancient rulers (or the rich in general) could afford the wealth-package; superior clothing, housing, grooming, (etc.); they were their look-at-me-bling or social posturing; their badges of earthly success.

Today of course, it is also the suit-and-tie, the automobile, the big home, the jewels, and all other openly recognized badges of social and/or economic superiority. The look-at-me-bling of the superficial masses, holds no attraction to YHVH's Elect. But the Godless masses think they are better than others, based upon money-centric themes; witnessed everywhere that the human infestation promoted Social class throughout the ages. Even the employed will think of themselves as superior to the unemployed: that's the capitalist mentality. Read: Prejudice of Poverty: Why Americans Hate the Poor and Worship the Rich.

Since an urban Monk is settled in one spot, as opposed to itinerant; he will still possess little in the way of material things, and this means no automobile, simple clothing typically acquired at used clothing outlets, and will frequent public (and school) libraries for web communication to others globally. In modern times, the best tool is a small laptop (e.g. a Chromebook); ever keeping your ecological footprint light and small (3R).

Many Monks were writers, or wrote at the least; imagine the apostle Saul never writing anything! Most may not intend to publish, but some get published anyway, such as with some of my favorite (dead) Monks, Augustine and Luther. Obviously I do not know them personally, but there's much continuity in thought. What the Holy Spirit inspired or enlightened in Augustine or Luther (or the authors of the canonized work) is the same for us today; time has changed for us mortals, but the wisdom YHVH wants us to possess, has/will never change. Thus, continuity throughout time is one of the many fascinating dynamics of YHVH.

Temptation Cathedrals!

Shopping centers are the natural outcome of the end-times; they mark an important period in the end-time epoch (roughly a 7-generation block of time), which we are now deep within or into. As was predicted, self superiority, narcissism and egocentrism are among the many manifestations of anti-humility: That whatever I claim; whatever I am associated with, must be superior, just because it is me. E.g. my language is superior to all others; hence, the KJV-only cults; my country is better; hence, patriotism and nationalism; my skin color is superior; hence, racial bigotry; my consumer-based product brand is superior to your selections: Literally anything that can possibly be linked to an individual applies. Competitivism is primal indeed.

I walk everywhere, because I do not copy my culture and believe that I too, must drive a car (auto-dependency) and risk hurting others and pollute YHVH's world with air pollution and land-fill junk; that gift which keeps on giving. Why? Because this consumer-centric culture has already buried enough trash to infect their grand-children's children. And the Car Cult is profoundly antiChrist; consumerism, materialism, and general possession; these are a tell (Heb 13:5; 1Ti 6:6-10).

Of course, the Second Coming will likely occur before that time-line. The Godless-religious Matthew Seven Christians, must and will, justify their antiChrist lifestyles of money-dependency, materialism, capitalism, militantism (war), labor-less living, and general excess, all the way into the Last Judgment and there is nothing that can stop this (predestination, indeed).

Once Satan and his trillion-demon army (as well as the bulk of humanity) are secured in deep outer darkness (far-far into the abyss of empty space: Hell as it's often titled), the rest of the planet's of YHVH will be safe from these massive hordes of evil-driven, YHVH-hating, planet-polluting, fully indifferent, anti-stewards; those who just take-take-take-take-die.

They drain Earth, from birth to death, never adding (or even preserving) anything good, and even after death they leave a legacy that keeps on draining or damaging. The end-times will be the inevitable fruit if all this. All disciples of Messiah care deeply for all planetary creations; indeed, we of modernity, can only dream of experiencing a virgin planet, in the corporeal; to walk upon a non-humanized, earth-like planet, just the way YHVH created it from its genesis.

YHVH created the universe and all the planets herein, including Earth. When you look at the natural world you are looking at the artwork of YHVH: Thus, tearing it up, butchering it, paving over it, mining it, tapping or drilling into it, and polluting it, becomes an open proclamation of the Godless human rage against the creation and its Creator. Prostituting scripture (namely, Genesis) to justify this rage is pure evil. Simply put: The Elect of YHVH prefer the YHVH-made (natural) world, but the antiChrist's prefer the human-made world. The tree is known by the fruit it bears {openly}.

The Itinerant Monk!

The Monk of YHVH will seek to master the art of being disengaged from the worldly, while living in this world, which is dominated by the worldly (the Faithless-Godless-Loveless). Most dictionaries define Monk as a man who is a member of a religious order and lives in a monastery. The term Friar is also used, but the central theme seems to be isolation for contemplation. Obviously, this would have no real-world application: they would be as ineffectual as the Godless they seemingly hide from.

The circulating Monk, or the wandering or revolving Monk, would at least, be an effort by an individual to remain disengaged from the world (and the worldly) while migrating within populated human areas: This would put Monks in contact with others.

Monasticism therefore, is to replace the time and monies most people spend on entertainment and self-indulgence, and instead, invest those resources in the Lord, for we are His Bride and thus, we are very careful with that (daily; hourly) relationship. Metaphorically speaking, we do not go out to party, we stay home with our Spouse. Hedonism was only possible because of slavery; exploiting the labor-class who provide the shelter, food, clothing, and all other things these sedentary people mindlessly consume, stumbling in their blinded pursuits of ever-more and ever-better, desperately keeping up with the Joneses.

The idea that separation permits contemplation is a solid concept; however, what we learn, must eventually be applied. It's analogous to the career student paradigm; that a person attends school full-time from a child to an elderly. Learning is indeed, a lifelong endeavor, but for the Elect of YHVH, we are expected to serve our Master with natural gifts and what we have learned.

The Godless, and the Godless-religious, believe that they are, where they are in life, because of the efforts and wise choices they make. They believe that they deserve more than others because they went to college or because they are good looking, and so on. They do not see the blessings from above.

The Indwelling Holy Spirit brings light to an otherwise darkened conscious; that Spirit not only illuminates scripture to us, but all of life, even far beyond scripture: the universe is the creation of YHVH. That Indwelling acts as a mirror unto the self; it forces us to see deep into the sum of the self. Soon we become a different species (Gen 2:7; 1Co 15:39-44, 45-50); we remain human on the outside, but inwardly we live by an entirely different mentality, lifestyle, and existence on Earth.

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