Monk of YHVH ~ Disciple of Messiah Yeshua

Oracle of Adonai; Follower of The Way; Tekton


The World Of Messianic Discipleship!

Aloha; Saludos; あいさつ; Namaste; Bonjour; Ahoj; Shalom; 问候; Hallo! I am Pávlos, a Messianic disciple; a monk of YHVH; a Tekton; an Oracle of Adonai my Elohim (1Pe 4:11), and thus compelled to be an author (Eph 5:6-13; 2Ti 4:1-4).
This writer is a mere implement, used by YHVH, to live in the early to middle part of the end-times, inspirationally writing about the sum condition of those end-times, culturally and contextually, for those who will have to endure the coming end-time finale; the young or unborn, as of (circa) 2020. The power to just click away, or turn away, is yours. I will not be offended.
This website belongs to The Lord; all my writings belong to The Lord; all my possessions belong to The Lord; the very time I have had (and will have) on Earth, also belongs to The Lord: I am a mere steward of all these things. Naked and poor I came into this world, and everyday unto my last day, I am an impoverished servant of My lord; I withhold all my rewards for the hereafter (Matt 6).
I am much like my Master, Messiah Yeshua; I am a carpenter by trade (now retired from such Mammon chasing); I am money poor; I do not have a display wall of academic credentials to boast of; I do not have a list of worldly accomplishments to post for all to see, thus using these things as validation for all that is communicated herein. I am merely a servant of The Lord and 1 with Ruach HaKodesh (John Seventeen).
Living my first 3 decades as an atheist, and the fourth as an American protestant evangelical, I tried but failed at being a westernized capitalistic and successful consumerist christian. I failed because I prayed a prayer that was answered; a Prayer that is always answered for everyone if prayed from a pure and fervent heart (Matt 7:7-11; James 5:16).
Hurting emotionally from a series of relational losses, I literally pounded the ground, in the literal wilderness, while fervently praying that my eyes be opened to the sum truth from/of my Maker; and truth above all else, and at any personal expense on my part: And it cost me dearly! But that failure turned out to be a great success, but of another more enduring kind. Now I understand:
What things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Messiah Yeshua. Yea and doubtless, I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Messiah Yeshua my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Messiah, and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the Torah, but that which is through the faith of Messiah Yeshua, the righteousness that is of Elohim by faith; that I may know Him; the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death, if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
And not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect, but I follow after, so that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Messiah Yeshua. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended. But this one thing I do; forgetting those things that are behind, and reaching forth unto those things that are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of Elohim in Messiah Yeshua. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded. And if in anything, you are otherwise minded, Elohim shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, and let us mind the same thing. (Phl 3:7-16)
There went great multitudes with Him, and He turned and said unto them: If anyone come to Me, and hate not his father and mother, and wife and children, and brethren and sisters; yea, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, saying: This man began to build and was not able to finish! Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not first sit down, and consults whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, and desires conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever he is of you that does not forsake all that he has, he cannot be My disciple. Salt is good, but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that has ears to hear let him hear! (Luke 14:25-35)
Then said Yeshua unto His disciples: Amen, I say unto you that a rich man shall hardly enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. And again I say unto you; it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of YHVH. When His disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying: Who then can be saved? But Yeshua beheld them, and said unto them: With men this is impossible, but with Elohim all things are possible. Then Peter answered and said unto Him: Behold, we forsook all, and followed You: What shall we have therefore? And Yeshua said unto them: Amen, I say unto you; that you which have followed Me, in the Regeneration, when the Son of Man shall sit in the throne of His glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone that has forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first! (Matt 19:23-30)
Of course, the temporal part of me was cheated; those I Love (even still), and would even die for, this very day if needed, replaced me (but long ago now), with someone more empowered in this life; an upgrade in a humanist estimation of things. True Love rarely reciprocates itself. And on top of that, by living too far from genetic kin and for too long, they do not even know me, and now, they do not even want to. Who can blame them? I don't!
I did not voluntarily give up all to be a Messianic disciple; indeed the very concept would have seemed strange at the time. And yet, it ended up that way, anyway. Marvelous! I wanted Jesus Christ to make me a successful westernized consumerist capitalist christian, but not knowing (then) that The Way was in an entirely different direction; indeed a radically different paradigm.
Had any of it been up to me alone, it never would have happened: I nearly worshiped my wife, and would have continued giving her all I had and all I was (Exo 20:4-6). But I was, to her, just a relational steppingstone unto that perpetually sought-after upgrade. And I was/am easily replaceable. I am like my Master, Messiah Yeshua; standard; regular; average; unremarkable.
But being a careful observer of the adults around me, there came a time in my young life, wherein I had decided that I was not going to let anyone use me or reduce me to a financial resource, even if it meant being alone. And alone is just how it ended, but then, I was never forced into a monetary dependency; that too turned out to be a blessing, because only when one has nothing do true friends emerge.
The reason why Messiah Yeshua remained unmarried, and why He called mostly single people, was not a rejection of the marriage institution itself, but an understanding that if one chooses to marry and procreate, that is an all-consuming ministry, in and of itself. Saul did not enter into his missionary journeys until he was widowed, and it was rough on the old man (I feel his elderly pain).
And if an individual is already settled into a comfortable life in this world (Matt 19:29), and not willing to give up that settled life, for something that will transcend all of this, then they are not ready, or just not worthy, of the vast responsibilities that come attached to/with a Messianic discipleship. What is insane is how people will abandon human relationships for some employment opportunity afar off; but then, that itself is just bitter fruit exposed.
Notwithstanding, as a major part of that fervent prayer in the wilderness, I offered up myself; I challenged my Maker to break me; to use and mold me as needed, no matter the cost to me: Oh the costs! I considered suicide more than once, the pain of loss was so deep and prolonged and taxing, feeling as if would never abate. Been there yet?
But looking back now, I would not have it any other way; the results that is! Seeing results with hindsight, my life turned out to be an otherwise unsought blessing; whereas, if looking forward in time, it would seem tragic beyond words. Today however, I am deeply thankful for this thorn 🎧 (2Co 12:7-10).
Fast-forward in time (and skipping over many boring details): Since publishing, I have had an avalanche of confrontations, mostly from protestantized, westernized, christianized White males, and this is not coincidental!
But there is more on that topic, throughout these writings, for the truth miners willing to invest time in research study. Unfortunately, the worldly masses of culturally christianized, but not Spiritually metamorphosized, are too busy in and with the World, to spend time consuming any, much less all of this meat (TLDR, or more likely TLCR).
Notwithstanding, some clearly do not like what is written herein. And yet, they almost never replied in respect of their elders, and too often lately, without even a base level of social decorum common among atheists and others outside of christendom. However, it is the end-times after all (2Ti 3:1-5; Rom 1:28-32).
But all of that is also, not coincidental; fear drives the primal-carnal humans to extreme reactions all the time (1Jo 4:17-18), and pride-ego-emotion has heavy impacts on the psyche. Guilt-shame-condemnation eventually makes people hypersensitive, and so they must-will react, either subtly, or more paranoid and fear-driven.
Almost never is it a logical counter-argument; at least, not a coherent one. They read something that opposes their lifestyle or Enculturation embedded belief system, and without further research, summarize and then strike back.
They troll the Internet, hunting and seeking those who agree with them, perhaps for the praise or comradery that we all long for. But a longing is placed within us all, at our design beginnings; a longing to be in a Messianic community, and not in the anti-Messianic world of men: Therein is where it all goes wrong.
And then there are those who seek others they can pick a fight with who disagree with them; ever trying to find reasons to strike back; to contend or debate; to sow discord; ever hungry to enemize (Matt 5:43-48), which is sometimes cleverly cloaked in a mock kindness upfront. These kind are among the most dangerous; they offer trust-bait, then follow-up with disparagement, correction, or misdirection (1st Ti all).
Being distracted so many times, by getting sucked into the endless debates, by the birth of the 21st century, I needed to focus my time on writing the flood of word-pictures being exposed to me, while long-soaking in prayer and fasting and meditation, via the Indwelling Holy Spirit. This experience is not emotional, but it is inspirational, and peace instilling.
The writing went from a dozen hours a week (in the nineties), to several hours daily at times. Being able to invest this quality time in eternal things, meant giving up much in the temporal world. But the beauty of simple-living is that the manna from the heavens is far more nourishing to the Soul, than anything that can be bought with Mammon.

YHVH Approved Versus Human Approved!

However, these kind are obvious to those with Spiritual sight; they merely skim through the pages, but surely not as a student studying to show themselves approved unto their Maker (2Ti 2:15-16; 1Th 4:9-12), because they are too busy serving mammon.
They are easy to detect by their responses, because they focus, only on the parts that expose them; those lines they do not like to read; statements that wound their ego, as they react emotionally to those sentences, alone, while ignoring all the rest (Matt 23:23-25).
They are oblivious to most of what is written, as they get tunnel vision in their ad hominem habit of counter-punching anyone exposing them to the Messianic light (John 3:18-21). Wounded dogs bite, indeed! The crowds preferred a warrior over a Savior.; this is the bent of the Broadway masses.
So likewise, they are also blinded to what my fellow disciples wrote, in what we now call the bible (i.e. Bibliolatry). They have been shaped by Enculturation, and then, they become (or are born into) the religion of cultural christianity, and thus, they have to repaint it in their image: How they live now, is at the center of their theological painting. Therefore, scripture is interpreted in such as way, so as to be painted around them in the center: Egocentrism.
Believer; faith-based; bible-believing; God; christian; church: these are among the (currently acceptable generic) terms used by those, quietly ashamed to be intimately linked with Messiah Yeshua (Mark 8:34-38; Rom 1:13-17; 1Co 1:18-24). The (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH (Matt 7:13-14), identify primarily with our Master and actual Lord; we call ourselves servants, followers, sisters-brothers, disciples of Messiah, even Saints!
Messianic disciples will deliberately select words, as identifiers, which link us personally, directly, daily, and intimately with our One Master -- our only King-President; Lord; Guide; Spouse; Bishop; Coach; Hero; Priest; Governor; Teacher; Rabbi; Boss; Shepherd; Pastor; Leader; Voice; Paradigm; Archetype; Friend -- Messiah Yeshua!
Preserve me, O Elohim, for I put my trust in You. O my soul, you have said to YHVH that You are my Adonai; my goodness extends not to You. But to the Saints who are on the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight! Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another gods; their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. (Psa 16:1-4)
Unfortunately, these World centered masses (churched or not, religious or not, educated or not), must and will, look upon most of this writing, as strange or even extremist, but verily that only exposes a blind Enculturation and a sociocultural isolation. Remember, He is Lord of all, not just of your little world.

To Test The Heart Just Nudge The Ego!!

The westernized-monetized-christianized-industrialized; the anti-Messianic religious; the anti-Messiahs; the churched; these masses of people will speak christianese around others that are churched, but everywhere else they are somebody else.
To protect their true god, money, they must adhere to closet coworker christianity; even in the greater secular society, they still show forth their shame, though covertly, by hiding behind current socially acceptable terminology, such as their employment or economic role, or their education title, even their religion-business brand-name (Mark 8:36-38).
They compromise eternal relationships to assure temporal ones; they are so yoked with (and soaked in) the atheistic World, they cannot and likely will not, be set free of it (Luke 9:23-27 & 18:22-27; 1Jo 2:15-20). They live consumerist economic lives and lifestyles, not communal people centered lifestyles, with Messiah Yeshua as centerpiece: They have openly and unabashedly chosen serving Mammon over Messiah, and tragically think they can do both with religion (Luke 16:13-15; Matt 7:21-23).
Christianized celebrities (and this should be an oxymoron) will pretend Pray in public, or cross oneself, look and/or point up into the air (Eph 2:1-3), or kneel or stand, bow or salute, or some other similar piety show, to subtly announce their christianization; their Enculturation; their cultural assimilation and Spiritually blind indoctrination.
Perhaps they are churched, and thus displaying their religiosity in public, gains egocentric rewards (backslapping) during church services (Matt 6:5-15; Matt 23:1-8). For the Messianic disciples everywhere and in every generation; we are the (fans) fanatics of only one Person: Messiah Yeshua!
Without YHVH Love, which comes only from the Indwelling Holy Spirit (1Jo 4:7-16), only (uppercase L) Love can purely produce all the other Messiah centric traits: commitment, compassion, communication (the 3-C's); hearing, listening, wisdom, humility, mercy, forgiveness, dignity, integrity, fearlessness, pacifism, bravery, self-respect, self-Love, self-compassion, repentance and a repentant-evidenced lifestyle, faithfulness, simplicity, simple living, contentment, peace, calmness, patience, long-suffering, openness, accountability, equanimity, full equality, economic sharing, egalitarianism, community and unity; all of these will endure eternity (Matt 5:38-48).
All of these are Love rooted attributes; in their pure form they are impossible without YHVH Love within. Thus, they are instead replicated or mimicked or faked by the monkey-see-monkey-do--copy-mimic-parrot drones; the bulk of humanity, who like noble ideals; e.g. their ego craves the social roles of hero-savior, or victim-victor, or leader-bossy-boss, or some other exhibition of attention-seeking.
While still trapped in the mire of Satans grand production of social stratification, the Faithless-Loveless masses, simply cannot see The Savior in anyone, including themselves (Matt 25:37-45). They are Spiritually blind, even those who are devout church goers, who are indeed, stuck in the glue of (religious) adherence.
Hence, these traits are all faked or simulated; without the Voice of Truth 🎧, which is Ruach HaKodesh, occupying, guiding and (if allowed) dominating the human heart-mind-Soul, almost everything is either faked, or mimicked. Fake caring has become pandemic, and oddly accepted as normal. But then, these are the end-times.
But this is why the Elect of YHVH are, at all times, unequally yoked with the masses that surround us (2Co 6:14-18); even the religious churched. The worldly churched, not being One with YHVH, suffer from almost all the same things that the atheistic world suffers from; they are the anti-Messianic religious. In that state they seek a "higher power" to protect them or to fix the woes, which too often result from their anti-Messianic lifestyle choices to begin with.
But being a disciple of Messiah Yeshua (and for me individually, also as an eremite), means an entirely different life and lifestyle while on Earth. E.g. All Messianic disciples consider money a Spiritual carcinogen, which we purpose to avoid and are dedicated to living without, as much as that is possible; the Car Cult being a more extreme and public (end-time) commitment to Mammon commissioned church $ervices (Luke 16:13-15).
Conversely, the westernized-monetized-christianized-industrialized, are devout servants of mammon (Matt 6:22-25): Every thought and subsequent action, comes from that root rot. We Messianic disciples often face a barrage of ad hominem confrontations (mostly from the religious churched), thus drawing us ever closer to our Master; understanding His life-experiences all the more personally (Mark 6:1-4; Heb 4:14-16).
Indeed, the initiation into Messianic discipleship is not baptismal, nor by verbal proclamation; it is usually a rejection; an exposition; a loss; a rebuke or other insult or disparagement, for not being like the worldly masses in proximity: We get Petered! (Matt 26): Finally we break; we die with Him (Gal 2:20).
Conversely, the worldly seek only the World; their barometer and compass is money, and their benchmark is power and/or social status in this life: Mammon service is at the center of their corporeality. Most people here in these end-times, cannot even imagine (even fictionally), living a life, void of money, for it is their life, evidenced by their time investment into it.
But the (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH get all basic needs from the soil, the land, the rivers and lakes; directly from Earth as much as that is possible, here in these unique end-times. Thus, with free time, us Messianic disciples can better study to show ourselves approved unto our only King, Boss, and Leader; our actual Lord (2Ti 2:14-16).
All Messianic disciples deep study the human experience and condition, via Sociology, social stratification, and so on. Of course, with Ruach HaKodesh as the very Inspirer of scripture, who abides only within Messianic disciples, we do not need others to "teach" us what we possess; to "teach" us who and what we are intrinsically (1Jo 2:26-27; Luke 12:11-12; John 14:25-26).
The atheistic and the anti-Messianic religious, are shaped by Enculturation; their cultural influences; their sinister YHVH commodifying COP Cult TV, or any other media-feeding devices; and finally their education. Then, they dabble in the good book, make self-professions of faith, get churched and ritualized, and believe they can buy-tithe their way unto the future Resurrection; what they think of as the really big gold-adorned Heavenly Castle! Unfortunately for them, there is no Romans Road, only Narrow Way and Broadway (Matt 7:13-23).

The Anti-Messianic Masses Become What They Watch & Read!

Without the mind of Messiah Yeshua (1Co 2:10-16); without the barometer, compass, benchmark, root and core, which is exclusively the Indwelling Holy Spirit; without YHVH-Love or Spiritual sight; the Spiritually blind masses (christianized or not; educated or not) can only access the resources they have before them or around them; the secularized world. They have little to no original thoughts or critical thinking skills, and so they are the products of monkey-see-monkey-do--copy-mimic-parrot.
The Monetizers value everything in monetary increments; natural resources, animals, people, etc: Money is the core determining factor of all things. They believe in the monetization and commodification and adulteration of all the creation. Oh be careful little eyes what you see 🎧.
A blind person may convince themselves they are sighted, and even try to appear sighted, and even fool some for a time, but a truly sighted person can merely observe their action and inaction; their daily lifestyle, and eventually their blindness will manifest unto all who can actually see; i.e. the Spiritually sighted (Matt 23). Verily I say unto thee; all human "worship" is the sum of whatever we time-invest in most, for time is the immeasurable gift of this life.
Imitators must (and will therefore) avoid any/all connections with people who perhaps seem too radical; too different; a bit too set-apart from their secularized world (2Co 6:14-18; 1Co 10:20-24; Eph 2 thru 4). After all, such a connection might harm their professional or personal image, and/or their social standing, and/or their income $tream.
These part-time religionists must protect their true lord, Mammon (Matt 6:19-24); some even exploit words that reflect the Holiness of YHVH, our Adonai Elohim, as they monetize their very Maker: Anathema! A sin worse than any human-to-human sin-act or sin lifestyle.
The Xians of Religianity must traverse that tightrope between fitting into the secular World, which they truly belong to and are dependent upon (1Jo 2:15-17; John 3:19-21); all the while trying to project an outward christianesque facade. Since they are the blind followers of blind leaders (Matt 15:7-14) they are all equally oblivious.
People who have only been socially or culturally christianized, cannot so much as define the word Lordship, much less does a Lordship define them! That is why the outward fruits of christianity (or false Messianic discipleship) becomes so obvious to those, not incarcerated within christendom.
But this Earth-life is easy to comprehend: We are one (human) species, created by Adonai Elohim (YHVH), from the natural elements of this planet, and thus designed for this planet; to exercise or to exorcise, our superpower of volition, which is our YHVH likeness; even our Imago Dei. And power can corrupt; therefore, we disciples yield ours daily (Luke 9:23-27; 1Co 15:31) unto the Lordship of another: Messiah Yeshua.
Our Heavenly Father (YHVH) is recording everything, even our thoughts and intentions, but without any interference. Using the bowling ball--bowler analogy: YHVH released the ball of life, long-long ago; as the ball rolls down the lane (spacetime), YHVH does not interfere with its course, yet like the bowler, knows its course and when-where-how it ends: Predestination & foreknowledge!
Well, there was that one brief but epochal interference; the paradigm shift, Messiah Yeshua (Heb 10:19-22). On the Cross, He said and meant: It is finished! YHVH will not so much as move a leaf, from that fateful epoch until the Second Advent. In the meantime, we Messianic disciples, are the hands and feet of Messiah Yeshua on Earth (John 14 thru 17); we stand in His stead until He returns for us; Messianic discipleship summarized (Matt 5:13-16; John 14:12-14; 2Co 5).
To summarize Earth-life: we are one race (Acts 17:24-28) on one planet with one chance; everything else that takes place here, is human created. All the cultures and ethnicities; the babble of human systems; the lines drawn on maps and the subsequent political-legal-military systems that perpetuate them; all the customs, traditions, religions, rituals, wars, economies, politics, dramas, and so on.
All of this is not of YHVH, but are the Satan driven works of mortal men. When one fully comprehends the world as it was for Adam and Eve, you then may understand the YHVH design paradigm. Everything else forward of that timeline, YHVH tolerated for the sake of the human state, back then (Acts 17:29-31).
What Earth looked like before humans; that is what YHVH created (think Garden of Eden); everything altered or polluted or destroyed by the atheistic human infestation, is not. You can either discover all this and seek Narrow Way passionately, or, you can be swept up by it all, and remain blinded by, and in, your Enculturation shoebox. But know this: If the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed! Or, your enculturation will define you, and be your incarceration resulting in your incineration and annihilation.

Hebraic Homeland: Aliens From The Commonwealth Of Israel!

(Eph 2:11-18). Messianic disciples, will contrast with the christianized, ultimately making them appear (or feel) un-Christ like; a hypocrisy which is eventually recognized, even by Atheists (and others outside Christendom), who thus, publicly expose it as hypocrisy, which the Xians of Religianity then twist, and staunchly unrepentant, will label it as persecution. They like being victims, so they can subsequently be heroic survivors: the heroistics of heroization here in the fictional land of heroes.
Thus, the merely christianized will avoid the Messianic disciples, for now, because they can: The Elect of YHVH are, well, infinitesimal and inconspicuous; we are not numerous enough to impact their religion-businesses. Think, Messiah Yeshua versus the Pharisees and lawyers, or the temple money changers, and also fully understand this vital lesson: Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!
Messiah Yeshua was the first and perhaps only corporeal manifestation of YHVH on Earth, and this was necessary because the very purpose of such a corporeal presence was to clear up all the bibliolatrous confusion that was perpetuated by the religionists, who were merely monetizing YHVH for Mammon, the single greatest sin-act, possible for a human, operating with no real knowledge of the One Creator of all, YHVH; our Heavenly Father; our Adonai Elohim. To the westernized-monetized-christianized-industrialized people, "God" is just a word exploited to sell a product, or productions, for mammon.
Messiah Yeshua (YHVH in the flesh) exposed all organized religion, and all the physical paraphernalia that came with it, as the sin-above-all-sins; dens of thieves; the unforgivable sin: He was hunted and murdered via a mock trial for doing so.
Brother Saul experienced a similar rejection or opposition for costing the professional profiteer religionists, their mammon (Acts 9:22-30). The anti-Messianic religious are literally hellbent on monetizing the very existence of our Heavenly Father, for personal power and/or to avoid Labor.
But one day, during these end-times, these christianized masses; the YHVH Monetizers who already collaborate with the secular world (and are now fully politicized); they will join forces in an actual (and prophesied) persecution of the Elect of YHVH, once we significantly tax their lord-god Mammon.
This will be so, not because of religion-label differences, but because of radical lifestyle differences. The revelatory proverbial or metaphorical mark of the beast is money (Rev 13:16-17); it is economic; any and all that dominates the mind and moves the hand; but, the details of that is another entire writing. In summary, one's dependency upon money to survive (to buy food and shelter, at minimum) is the precursor to one"s certain future yoke with the enemies of the Cross, however that plays out. Summarily, people compromise themselves for money.

21st Century Pharisees: Political; Self-Righteous; Bible Centric!

All religion-business personnel (organized church-service businesses) try to fill their salary feeder troughs, with the monetary windfalls generated by the "gifts" of other "blessed" people, which they monetize for personal use, but, under the disguise (and guile) of "ministry" or "serving god."
It is a supernatural level of blindness, which is unbelievable, even under the most extreme of conditions, until you realize that this blindness is not from a lack of Spiritual sight or enlightenment or understanding; or even a lack of simple street-smarts; it is all of those things for sure.
But this is a supernatural blinding, which scripture describes as a searing with a hot iron, or a branding iron upon the human consciousness, and intellect. Even people with a PhD or M.Div are just as blinded, because the academic regurgitation of data cannot and does not transform a Spiritual Soul.
Therefore, it is no coincidence that it is the mostly christianized, who are blinded to virtually all the evidence needed to see the facts concerning, many topics, such as planetary destruction (primarily caused by the stunningly devastating Car Cult), as well as the "freedom-to-do-as-I-please" crowd, all from christianized America. Christians, as a whole, represent Satans demonic realm; he has been on a rampage since the bodily resurrection of Messiah Yeshua, circa 0033 AD +/-.
There and then he was exposed and convicted, and thereby sentenced to an assured eternal doom. Consequently, Satan goes after the claimants of Christendom, because they do not have the overwhelming power of Ruach HaKodesh; the Indwelling Holy Spirit, abiding within them. They act as if they represent Messiah Yeshua, but in truth, they do not even know Him (Matt 24:3-5).
Like with the Gerasene demoniac (Mark 5), whenever Messiah Yeshua, who is currently in the form of the Indwelling Holy Spirit, Ruach HaKodesh, who abides within (only us) Messianic disciples, as the Elect of YHVH; whenever we come near to them, the demons, via their demon-led or possessed humans, they will likewise fear our very presence, and must-will respond to us with avoidance, rejection, discord, false witness, resentment, anger, and violence.
We learned about all of this with/from our Master, Messiah Yeshua, who warned us that if we follow The Way, we too might be abused by the sinister ministers as well as the secularized masses around us (John 15:16-25). The culturally christianized do not have the Indwelling Holy Spirit.
However, they publicly claim an association or an ambassadorship with Adonai our Elohim, whom they correctly call "god" but who is really Satan, the god of this world (2Co 4:3-4). They do all of this, via their open religionist productions, and therein, the terms that are most popular among them these days, which are God/god, Jesus Christ, Christianity, the Bible, and Church $ervices.
Satan has his trillion-demon hoards, enter into these people, individually, and then collectively they gather within their earthly temples, and bask in egocentric and emotional masturbation, all in the name of Jesus and/or Christ! Satan smiles, as they exhibit their anti-Messianic daily lifestyles unto the world, thus marring the character and nature of The Messiah, because therein, the stench of their self-righteous hypocrisy, drives people away from it all (tossing out the proverbial baby with the bathwater): Success!
The christianized already monkey-see-monkey-do--copy-mimic-parrot the same terminology as their secular bedfellows; indeed, the religious verbal spectrum of the westernized-monetized-christianized-industrialized, is indistinguishable from the secular political spectrum. Sound familiar?
The organized religious Pharisee's odd bedfellows were the political Federal (Roman) Government, who were empowered and enforced by their hireling militants; they collaborated to crucify Messiah Yeshua. The Pharisees were staunchly biblical and socially self-righteous. Do you see such people and such similar patterns today among the religious?

Monk of YHVH!

For the (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH; the Messianic disciples; the Kingdom-bound; the future resurrected Saints; we the Spiritual few, operate from an entirely different paradigm. Like our Master, we do not get involved in secular politics at all; indeed, all Heaven destined individuals are apolitical, and are instructed to expose and reprove the sin-evil around us, not enable it, rationalize it, or collaborate with it (Eph 5).
Likewise, we will teach in "their synagogues" (Matt 4:23; 9:35; 10:16-18; 12:6-10; 13:54-58; Luke 4:13-15; Mark 1), if we are ever allowed in; however, we do not otherwise enable or attend them. They are money collection stations, and all Messianic disciples teach about the sin of money and mammon economics; a message these dollar dependent dens of thieves do not want to hear. But that is how dependency always works.
I am foremost a disciple of Messiah Yeshua; as for my social and economic roles, I built (over a hundred) homes as a carpenter (Tekton) for Satans mammon system (1975 unto the USGR). But I am retired from all that now: Nowadays I fish, hike and bike, research and write, yoke with and/or serve the unwanted, undesired and unattractive, the economic failures, the disenfranchised, the disabled, and otherwise remain diakonia among today's geographically local neighbors (Matt 5:13-16).
I am a devout student (and coeditor) of the Messiah Scriptures (since the eighties) with special focus on the Red Letters of my Master, Messiah Yeshua, and like my Master, I am a pacifist and counter-cultural (2Co 6:14-18; Rom 12:1-2).
While in this world, I am disenculturated, apolitical, an egalitarian, a percussionist, a pescetarian, a voluntarist, a woodsman, an undergrad, a sociologist, and a busy webmaster.
I write by inspiration from the Indwelling Holy Spirit, and thus am compelled to write, regardless, but only for those who are compelled to be here; for anyone on Earth who cares to read it, and indeed have been called to. I have nothing to sell; what is left of my ego, is not impacted in any way, by what you do with (or think about) these texts. I acknowledge your superpower of volition to just reject all this and turn elsewhere. I respect it.
Those that YHVH calls will seek after and recognize YHVH truth; not my truth or your truth, but the truth, independent of personal opinions. However (and unfortunately), the bulk of the species will squander the bulk of their waking life, trying to justify, rationalize or validate, the life they have already decided they are going to live. If religion becomes any part of it, then the gods of that particular religion-brand, are expected to bless and protect them in the self-justification process (Luke 16:13-15).
All those today, who are conquered by the Indwelling Holy Spirit, are blessed or bettered by the words of this living disciple of Messiah Yeshua. I receive the praises that I ask people not to give me; see the bottom of every page. We, the (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, are supernaturally attracted to one another, via the simple lifestyle we share and live, but also, by keywords that we seek and find, employing more modern tools of communication; namely, Web-connected computers, for those who use them.
As a monk and a Messianic disciple, a Tekton (a tradesman), and an Oracle of Adonai my Elohim (1Pe 4:11; Luke 4:4; Heb 5:12-14), I can only share or donate given wisdom, and co-labor: I will literally and metaphorically teach you how to fish; how to build your shelter-home; how to grow or raise all your food; how to live with very little money-needs; how to live without a car: I will disciple you!
In fact, it is the mission of all Messianic disciples to teach by lifestyle example, by direct Love service, and by wisdom-sharing, simple living models, as well as planetary stewardship. Evangelism is not about marketing Jesus; it is about living as Messiah; to be Messianic, like a light on a house (Matt 5:14-16) that burns bright to guide the lost unto the Cross.
Only those who have been prepared by the Holy Spirit in the world, can receive what the Messianic disciples, have ever-ready and always to give (1Pe 3). Merely trying to convince someone not yet ready, will fail, and worse, will add another layer of resistance via resentment, within them (Matt 13).
We as living Messianic disciples, cannot compel someone (anyone) to be a disciple of Messiah Yeshua through any recruitment paradigm; not by evangelism or proselytization or assimilation, and certainly not by the use of money, or church-businesses, nor any religion productions.
Evangelism by the anti-Messianic religious is nothing more than a well-designed exploitation of the emotionally vulnerable during times of trial, to recruit tithe givers into the psychological grasp of religious businessmen; the sinister YHVH Monetizers.
No, being a disciple of Messiah Yeshua is a calling from YHVH within the Spiritual realm; YHVH works directly with the individual, One on one, and once that individual has been sufficiently unmasked, they will, on their own, seek out others who are on the same rare and unique path that they find themselves on: Narrow Way! The Way! Not the way of the (Catholic; Orthodox; Protestant) COP Cultists, and their theological dissonance.
YHVH cannot (and thankfully will not) bodily resurrect anyone who demonstrates lifestyles of indifference unto the YHVH created natural world; this is exactly what this life-test is all about. There is no actual magical kingdom paved in gold; that is Disney World! Look up at night! There, now you see it; multiple trillions planets orbiting stars.
Elohim our precious Adonai, has big-big plans, and is building a family of laborers to participate in it all. The laborers are few indeed (especially when considering the vastness of space), but the sedentary money-dependents are like a weedy overgrowth; a parasitic infestation (Matt 13:24-30). They will live and die, unconscious of the fact that this life is not even about this life; they proverbially howl at the moon but never know why!

The Money Serpent! (Luke 11:11)

I cannot (and will not) curse anyone by giving them mammon; if I give someone money they will remain a dependent of it; I would be enabling and collaborating with an addict to the monetary system of the devil; they will continue to be lead by Satan, via temptation (1Ti 6:6-10) and remain bound to him via the money system, as a dependent of it. Money is a weapon of earthly empowerment; the very opposite of YHVH-Love empowerment; an affront unto the Messianic Cross. YHVH never provides money to us; YHVH provides us with a way out of such corruption (Matt 7:7-11).
As one example among dozens, the Car Cult is stunningly devastating to this planet of YHVH; we stewards cannot participate or collaborate in, or enable or recommend such brazen lifestyle choices. But the Spiritually blind cannot see this; they must/will follow those in front of them; they obey culture, not Christ. Walking in darkness, they have little choice but to follow those in front of them; those who actually lead them.
They are fully enculturated and mere byproducts of their immediate culture, but unfortunately they are utterly blind to it; hence the justification trail (Luke 10:28-29 & 16:13-15) which will haunt them for millions millennia while in the abyss of extreme outer Darkness.
We Messianic disciples, obtain only enough mammon to feed the proverbial beasts who command it from us (Matt 17:24-27); the anti-Messiahs who are thus lords over the land of YHVH; the atheistic hands-out takers. We Messianic disciples, design our lifestyles around, and then live in voluntary poverty or simple-living.
Personally, I would live/die with zero monies if that were possible; but, we are now deep into the end-time epoch (the post-industrial world; the soon apocalyptic world). The lords of land (and of men) have forced YHVH aside, so now they can lord earthly global resources, over others, as if it is theirs; money is now their weapon and Satan their only guide. These are indeed brave people to so "in-your-face" oppose YHVH.
Over the last 2 decades as a disciple of Messiah Yeshua, I gave up identifying myself by my employment title, or any other secular identifiers that did not magnify Messiah Yeshua preeminently. What we do for Mammon is not what we identify with, and in fact, our participation within the greater secular World (especially economically) is really the only part of this life that we might find ourselves ashamed of.

Living By The Word Versus Living For The World!

Christians may use a copy of a bible, but the scriptures belong to us living Messianic disciples; we are the word in the flesh, because when the word became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:1-5), He then returned back to a Spiritual state of existence, post resurrection, and became the Indwelling Holy Spirit; our Ruach HaKodesh, who can now dwell within us, His disciples, as the collective Elect of YHVH.
Messianic disciples are not only harboring Ruach HaKodesh; the Indwelling Holy Spirit within (this) our mortal shell; the living breathing Temple of YHVH; we are the hands-and-feet ambassadors, and current physical manifestation, of The Risen King. Messiah Yeshua still walks among us, only, not in His own skin (currently), but rather, within the Elect of YHVH.
I am not an American who merely attends a christianized religion-business; I am a disciple of Messiah Yeshua who was randomly born on the North American continent in the 20th century; my allegiance therefore, is only unto my eternal Master, who is the sole Owner of all the earth (and the sum of the cosmos and beyond); the only Land-Lord of humankind in all generations and in all places.
But the demon-influenced, actually believe they own any part of Earth: Obviously, they cannot (and thankfully will not) be resurrected into an eternal body, and placed upon this, or any other planet of YHVH. Adonai Elohim will only resurrect humble servants of The Lord, not landlords or other power mongers; and especially those who exploit god-religion-bible, for their own earthly purposes (John 8:44).
Culture shock is what happens when all our life experiences are confined to one place and/or culture, and then we enter an entirely different culture, and we are a bit disoriented (shocked) by the new experience. Every person there is human (we all eat, sleep, etc.), but that is about all that is the same.
These others dress and talk, think, act and live, even build and move, in an entirely different way, than all that we are accustomed to; everything that we humans were shaped by: Enculturation. We who have traversed Earth know of this intimately. But the Indwelling Holy Spirit gives a similar and even better Elohim's-eye view of all of earth-life.
In like manner; this websites content (or e-book, or whatever form you are reading this in now), will be a type of culture shock to the masses, including the mere christianized, and especially among the capitalistic-minded, westernized consumerist masses, who happen to attend religious services, but will live/die utterly oblivious to Messiah Yeshua, the Lamb of YHVH. In fact, very few even make it through this one page; this was actually anticipated; the boredom that imitators often experience, cannot change by merely faking christianity.
Without the peace that surpasses human understanding (Phl 4:6-7; Eph 3:14-19), the atheistic and the anti-Messianic religious (Xians of Religianity), struggle in strife continuously. Following Satan via the World, is stressful always, but a simple all natural organic life is peaceful and healthy, mind, body and spirit.
As a graduate-level, theologically endowed, evangelical protestant, decades ago (late eighties to late nineties), I would hear or read about pastor burn-out, and thought even then: How can anyone tire of serving YHVH when we will be doing it for eternity?
Indeed, such YHVH service should be the only thing that motivates, with virtually everything else being the only drag; that is, until you realize they are just hirelings who tire at the till. This disciple of Messiah Yeshua, who transcended mere christianity and the Bibliolatry it depends upon, cannot imagine being or doing anything else.

Open Source Theology!

Publishing online since the Geocities days (2000-07); nowadays, only open source is utilized in almost everything (Neocities it is). In doing this online publishing, I had no idea at the time -- and today I really do not care -- that people globally could have copy-pasted my written content.
A copyright symbol does not prevent such plagiarism, be it copy-paste or just mined ideas. But freeware and FOSS theoretically align with the path of all Kingdom-bound disciples, traversing Narrow Way (Matt 7:13-14): The Way!
What could happen therefore, is that something I wrote years or even decades ago, could have been plagiarized and published (called web-scraping), anywhere, but now sold on a global market, and I would not know this.
But 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 ever do that. Nor would I do what some come here to do; plagiarize ideals and then reword them, to make it appear to their audience that they thought of them. Ego demands it.
Besides, I have no motive to do so, since I do not self-identify, nor do I make any monies from authorship, nor do I seek for, or need the praises or acceptance of anyone. My writing services are not monetized; not by me anyway; others may be doing so but I am unaware of it. Ruach HaKodesh places much upon my mind-heart-Soul, and I obediently write it down, and then share it; my duty is complete; well done faithful servant. Then it is off to homeless encampments or nursing homes (and so forth), to serve there too.

YHVH Provides Thru Nature: Satan Only Tempts With Money!

My Master never curses me or anyone with more money; instead, Adonai Elohim provides primarily via the natural world, for we as the future resurrected Saints; the Elect of YHVH; we are at peace and fully contented being filled to overflowing with the Living Water & Bread of Life (1Ti 6). It is a living faith in Eden's Garden!
We disciples are complete with food, work clothing and basic shelter, made with the labor of our own hands, taken from the plant world, and we do so in concert with others disciples when that help is needed. We consider trading time-for-money, and then using that money to buy the sweat labors that YHVH expects us to do for ourselves, sin in itself.
Usury (to use; to capitalize upon; profiteering) may have been rendered acceptable unto the Darkness destined masses, but to the Messianic disciples, it is still sin-evil (Matt 25).
But all of this monetary mess, also makes it unsavory to publish e-books: I cannot (have not; will not) yoke with any among the anti-Messiahs; the mammon-serving business entities, locally or globally. Hence, I post on open source websites and blogs, and leave it up to YHVH to funnel people here, or there, or not.
The genuine truth-miners out there, will actively and prayerfully seek (just as I always did, and still do), and the Holy Spirit can work wonders with that, without defying human volition. I write what the Indwelling Holy Spirit compels me to write, and my duty (in this particular matter) is thus finished: Well done faithful servant! So, read it or not; believe it or not; my eternality is assured regardless (Rev 21:5-6).
I originally wrote all web pages as individual e-books, and as such, much content is repeated within them. This is because I thought people would only read one book (or here, one page), and so I would get as much (proverbial) seed into that small package as possible. But the publishing process itself was unattractive for me (hence this website and blogs). But I am compelled by the Indwelling Holy Spirit to write: I will; I must!
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 exposed and/or praised (Phl 1:15-18). This is partly why I remain anonymous; I cannot be the focus here (John 3:30). I seek no earthly rewards (Luke 6:22-36); I do not want or need the credit or praise, and being excluded is a prophesied expectation, which I am fine with (Matt 6:1-4).
But I also know this as fact: There are no words I could say or write that can change the mind-heart-Soul of anyone, and especially those who are not already determined to find YHVH-truth on their own (Matt 10:8-16). It is these earnest seekers that I write for; the predestined Elect of YHVH (Matt 7:13-23): those destined to traverse Narrow Way will eventually pass by here.
It is the power of pride that will allow Satan to win numerically, but YHVH runs this Earth-experiment, to extract the (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, from among the overgrowth of weeds: I.e. Lot from among all of Sodom Metro, or Noah and kin from among the sum of the human species, within that hemispheric cataclysm (Luke 17:26-29).
Even my Master (Messiah Yeshua) lost many whom He was in direct physical contact with (John 6:66): I call this the Judas Conundrum or the Iscariot Paradox! 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-Soul of those determined to remain in-of-for the World: e.g. Lazarus (John 3; Luke 9 & 16).
There are still those who copy these written works: this because just after a posting, the hits will shoot up, then fade back downward when nothing is posted for awhile; they use a ping service. Personally, I do not publish for profit, which means I have no ads on my open-source website.
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 mind-heart-Soul and thus everything I do and create and have (Matt 22:35-40; Mark 12:28-31). I encourage anyone link with me if it is in your heart.
I am a servant; a slave if you will, and as such, I am not compensated with Mammon. I will not be pimped or prostituted; I will not be temptation compromised (Luke 9:23-27; Matt 5:11-16; John 13:13-17; 2Co 4:1-5); I am not of this World. My Master provides all my needs from the natural world alone, and blesses humans in no other way, even though the YHVH-monetizers have successfully adulterated scripture to imply otherwise (2Co 4:1-4).

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: This is because I do not process information (in general) in the same way.
For one example, I know that Christendom is a male centered religion production, which was/is numerated by the Monetizers, for profit and power, and thus has nothing whatsoever to do with Adonai Elohim; YHVH, Creator of all. Christendom only distorts and obscures a Messianic discipleship, of which women are equals in, and sometimes even more important than male disciples.
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. Messianic disciples, female or male, can be monks (or nuns if you must genderize), who simply decide to remain sexually celibate (Matt 19:11-12; 1Co 7:6-9); to be espoused to YHVH exclusively. What you give -- in time, resources, energy, even money -- to your biological family and to your secular boss, I give all that unto my Master.
But as my brother Saul suggested (suggested, since he wrote no doctrine, only fellowship letters); if a person is too preoccupied with coitus-procreation, that person should seek a mate and marry. But marrying does not disqualify anyone from being a disciple, unless of course, one marries another that is not a Messianic disciple.
And unfortunately, this happens more often than not: I did it, and that marriage would have continued to be a major distraction, all my life, for I was always overly faithful and devoted to my beloved. I would have never left my wife, to follow who is now my sole (soul) Master; to be a spouse unto YHVH. And Adonai my Elohim, knew that!
There went great multitudes with Him, and He turned and said unto them: If anyone come to Me, and hate not his father and mother, and wife and children, and brethren and sisters; yea, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, saying: This man began to build and was not able to finish!
Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not first sit down, and consults whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, and desires conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever he is of you that does not forsake all that he has, he cannot be My disciple. Salt is good, but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that has ears to hear let him hear!
(Luke 14:25-35)
Far more often than not, we the (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, inherit genetic kin that will not be a part of the Kingdom of Heaven; not co-laborers in eternal things; they are too devoted to the World and invested therein.
In writing, I try to focus on contrasting lifestyles that conflict with or even oppose the paradigm of life and lifestyle: Messiah Yeshua. No proper names are mentioned, because that would be finger-pointing and judgmental: Judging. Therefore, only action and inaction (of potentially anyone) is what gets the focus. I/we try not to name names, especially of those currently living.

The Inferiority Of The Superiority Complex!

My Master never named names, but did refer to the Pharisees (or other groups or sects) who demonstrated in their lifestyles, an adherence to religion, but otherwise lived lifestyles as anti-Messiahs; this was evil because it resulted in social, economic, legal, militarist, and political systems and their inherent injustices; evil because they viewed themselves as superior to other humans, due of their own efforts, birthright, ethnicity, geography, class, or any other human-made stature paradigm.
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 are 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.
All this serves to keep the words free of personal overtones, as much as that is possible; for me to be a mere narrator, rather than a character. I am a tradesman; I am hypersane; I am credentialed but a Tekton; a servant of a Master, not a master in English (an M.A.); 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; the narcissist saying who-what they are (i.e.): I am 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! The circumstantial descent is rapid in egocentrism. 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 & John 7:37-39); the Bread of Life much more than enough.

The Weekend Christian!

We know it is the end-times by (for one example) how the masses so casually or obliviously accept people who are sick with narcissism and self-aggrandizement; such people need deep long-term counsel in a facility for the mentally impaired, not freedom and power.
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 Megachurches; 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 am 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; more accurately a monk, as being one among many volitionally 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 and materialism and consumerism.
I have taken vows of poverty, obedience and fidelity, but only unto YHVH (Matt 5:33-37; James 5:1-12; Gal 1:1-5). This is because we, as the Messianic disciples, see each other as equals; there is no one on this earth who has the authority or the qualifications to accept my vows.
The worldly of course, uses money power to define who is in charge. But hierarchy is sin and evil; so are class systems, or anything else that money decides. The rich man is the lost man; hoarding money a pathetic (billboard sized) sign of desperation and despair (Matt 20:25-28; Luke 18:22-27).
I am merely a corporeal container; a conduit of/for the Indwelling Holy Spirit (Rom 8:9-11): I am a mere single little speaker in an otherwise grand and complex sound system, sounding from 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 am 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 (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 would rather be a lowly servant in the Kingdom of Heaven (forever) than to be or do anything else, at anytime, anywhere in the universe.
The (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, are new creations (2Co 5:17; Gal 2:20; Rom 6:4-12); we are not merely refurbished; we are not given a quick paint job; that is what religion does and is (Matt 23:25-28). No, we are a brand new construction project, wherein we die to our pride-ego-emotion, which is the first lord of all mortals.
Indeed, the power of emotion is how Satan so easily moves most of his human subjects, like pawns on a chess board; human emotions are just that predictable. Heck, even an AI can detect emotions in text and by facial expressions.
From the ashes, the ground is scraped clean, and that outline on the ground that was once us, is completely replaced with a brand new, Messiah-molded new creation. The Potter's wheel is emptied and clean before the new lump of clay is placed upon it (Isa 64:7-8 & Isa 45:9). If you do not die on the inside before you die on the outside you will die on the other side!
During my blink-of-time here on Earth, I am at one with my Creators creation; however I am as a foreigner; a pilgrim (Heb 11:13-16); an alien among the atheistic 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 am 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. (See: From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians).

A Servant Is Not Above His Master!

(Matt 10:24; John 13:16; 15:20) As a disciple of Messiah Yeshua (Mark 8:34-38), I do not take Mammon (trade my time for money) as a Sociologist or a Psychologist, but I am 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 am also a gardener, fisher, naturalist, tree-huger and hiker. I love the creation of my Creator, but weep at man's wanton urbanization of the 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 (and employed since 1975), I am 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 14:10-20; Acts 17:24-28; Rom 8:8-17; 1Co 3:16-17; 2Ti 1:12-14; 1Jo 4:11-16).
I would be classified by the worldly-minded, as a Euro-American (White), and, I am not of Jewish heritage; these are human-created ethnic or racial designations (1Ti 1:3-4; Titus 3). 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, or collaborator in, any religion-business (Luke 19:45-48); 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 creeds. As much as it is in my power, I am like my Master, Messiah Yeshua! Spiritual transformation is only Spiritual; it has (almost) nothing to do with corporeality (John 18:33-36; 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 (of YHVH) as peculiar people; set-apart ones (Psa 4:2-4; Jude 1:1-3; Eph 2).
Messiah Yeshua said we would even be hated by the masses (Matt 10:22; 24:9-14); and this, because we are nothing like the masses on Broadway (Matt 7; 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, religious or not, churched or not.
Just like the Amish are perceived by the average American, the (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH (summarily, the church invisible) will be more of a sideshow than a routine participant or enabler or collaborator of the culture-at-large: But the advantage of such peculiarity is easier recognition.
Such separation however, does not insure that every Amish (or anyone else for that matter) will see Heaven's Kingdom as resurrected servants. Even so, the secular masses, for the most part, aspire to cultural directives: Spiritually blinded, the masses are enslaved to their Enculturation, and thus, shamelessly ethnocentric, and as such, they cannot be Christ-centric!
The three nails represented in my Masters crucifixion (2 hands; 1 feet), are today, the COP Cultists; the prophetic anti-Messiahs, with the most divisive of them all, being the final nail, the Protestants, and their thousand division, anti-unity denominations (1Co 1:9-10 & 3:1-4 & 11:17-19; Rom 16:17-19; John Seventeen).
Out of them all, the most sinister of all, are the americanized, White Nationalist evangelicals; they are where Satan is most active, and why they are so brazenly delusional, and oblivious to it. They represent those farthest away from the His heart, His land, His culture, His times, and His ecology; they are the prime collaborators of Satans end-times paradigm. E.g. Is Christianity Anti-Jewish?
As a devout disciple of Messiah Yeshua -- in a deeply profound, personal, daily-dying relationship that far transcends any human-to-human relationship that is void of the Indwelling Holy Spirit -- I do not enable, prescribe to, collaborate with, or participate in, any religion-business on Earth (anywhere and forever): No Saved person does! The duty of all Messianic disciples (of every generation) is only to expose them (Eph 5:6-11; John 3:19-21), and to provide lifestyle evangelism (Matt 5:13-16); a witness that mimics my Master.

Missionary Monasticism? Anabaptist-Inspired Hebraic Monk?

There were/are the COP Cultists, but there is a way off that beaten path: Anabaptism. For me personally, it is a firm path down Theological Way (John 14:6), though they too, stumble for being too close to the protesters. Indeed some think they are merely another branch of protestantism, while some Anabaptists do not think of themselves as protestants.
Nevertheless, there are always morsels of truth inside of every cookie-cutter religion-brand, spawn from Abrahamism. There are many truthful things within all Abrahamic religions.
But why be a Monk? Because of the life and lifestyle of Messiah Yeshua Himself, and most His Apostles like John the Baptist. But I personally believe that marriage and coitus and progeny, are the very designs of YHVH; it is how we all got here.
Today, monk 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, and, we are well into the end-times. Disciples must adapt to the dispensation.
Being a male monk is a lifestyle; it is similar (but not exact) in lifestyle to being a female 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 the Elect of YHVH all abide in the priesthood of Messiah (1Pe 2:4-10), none of us could ever be (or are) a religious professional; none are money-dependent and thus compromised hirelings, trading time for money as employees among the many dens of thieves, which my Master died while exposing to His disciples, then and today.
The anti-Messianic religious want to be money-makers, consumers and materialists; they must then, convert YHVH into a commodity; a consumer product; a thing to monetize so that they can avoid Labor. 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 9:23-27 & 11:1-4; 1Co 15:27-31).
Give us this day our daily bread is not a pet slogan framed on our wall, it is the sum of our very existence, which is not a deliberate impoverishment as abasement, but rather, a complete disinterest in materialism, consumerism, power, wealth, or any form of keeping up with the Joneses.

It Is Not Freedom With Money; It Is Freedom From Money!!

We loathe money because Messiah Yeshua loathed money; He would not so much as soil His hands with it, as He had one more suited to it (John 12:6-7 & John 13:29). However, this revulsion was/is not because of monies mere 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).
It forces everyone to participate in an obviously rigged economic system; forced into capitalism; forced into westernization itself. Just talk to any indigenous people who was conquered by the European colonizers for more details.
If it were possible, we the future resurrected few, as the Elect of YHVH, would live completely without any money; however, in a money-centric (end-time, capitalistic) 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. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer).
To be a monk is a unique calling; a 21st century adaptation of a more YHVH-centric version of Asceticism; indeed, even a pacifistic Christian Anarchism. Not only do we hear His voice, we also feel His heart, because we are yoked to our Master and Lord.

Spiritual Apotheosis!

Monks aspire to perfection as practitioners of the Gospels; metaphorically, monks (indeed, all disciples) prefer a degree from The Master, far more than a masters degree; more than being aspiring PhD of Theology; He is our divinity, and because of that we are Saints.
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). 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 Messiah Yeshua calls anyone to live.
The (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH; the Heaven-bound; the Messianic disciples; 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, simplicity and purpose. We are the proverbial light on the hill.
Conversely, for the anti-Messianic religious, and the atheistic; they will be given strong delusions, which will manifest as us-against-them-ism, and fear, paranoia, wealth-hoarding, materialism, discontentment, violence, and murderousness. They will believe repeated lies, and then repeat them often, and sound, yep, delusional. Sound familiar?
You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is henceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the foot of men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, so it gives light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in Heaven. (Matt 5:13-16)
If you Love Me, keep My commandments, and I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter; that He may abide with you forever; indeed the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him, neither knows Him. But you know Him, for He dwells with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world sees Me no more; but you see Me, because I live, as you shall live also. At that day, you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He that has My commandments and keeps them; it is he that Loves Me, and he that Loves Me shall be Loved of My Father, and I will Love him, and will manifest Myself to him.
Judas (not Iscariot) said unto Him: Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself unto us, and not unto the world? Yeshua answered and said unto him: If a man Loves Me, he will keep My words, and My Father will Love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that Loves Me not, keeps not My sayings, and the word that you hear is not Mine, but the Father's that sent Me. These things I have spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name; He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you; not as the world gives, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:15-27)
From whence come wars and fighting's among you? Do they not come hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? You lust, and have not: You kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: You fight and war, yet you have not, because you ask not. You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts.
You adulterers and adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with Elohim? Whoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of Elohim. Do you think that the scripture says in vain: The Spirit that dwelt in us lusts to envy? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: Elohim resists the proud but gives grace unto the humble! (James 4:1-6)

Volitional Eunuch: Marriage unto YHVH Alone!

For a biological eunuch, no penis meant there was no chance of coitus, and thus no chance of a pregnancy or an STD; women would know that the male that she is in the presence of, could not rape her (at least, not in the traditional sense). Males born without a viable penis (one that cannot ejaculate) remain unsullied, never experiencing a true male sexual experience.
But much like those born deaf or blind, humans are resilient in that we acclimate to the life given us at birth. The only way for a (born) deaf person to feel shame for their deafness, would be by contrasting their deaf state, with the hearing world, via hearing people. If everyone were deaf then that would be the norm; no possible shame, like (for example) having a debilitating regret for the inability to fly without assistance. Messiah Yeshua spoke of various manifestations of a eunuch:
The Pharisees also came unto Him, tempting Him, and saying unto Him: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And He answered and said unto them: Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning, made them male and female, and said: 'For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh?' Therefore, they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore Elohim has joined together, let not man put asunder. They said unto Him: Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement and to put her away? He said unto them:
Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, whoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery, and who so marries her which is put away does also commit adultery. His disciples said to Him: If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. But He said unto them:
All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb, and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men, and there are eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it! (Matt 19:3-12)
The Mammon empowered men among us, would literally castrate young males so they could be their castle servants, without any risk of them copulating with any of the collected pretty females they (yep) owned. But something supernatural occurs, once we (broken and wounded) finally bend the knee and surrender unconditionally unto the supreme and eternal Lordship of Messiah Yeshua.
Only then and there, at that epoch in time, we die, and then, defibrillated back, we begin anew; an entirely new and different creation emerges from within us; a new and transcendent being that we perhaps, knew was always in there, yet afar. We remain fully human; still trapped in our corporeal shell; we still have our superpower of volition intact.
However, we begin to recognize something within us, which is far beyond mere psychology; beyond merely achieving more confidence or understanding or wisdom (those surely happen). Following a genuine kenosis, only then will we see ourselves as eternal beings; as participants of/in the Noumenon; that this Earth-life is a mere vapor and a blink-of-a-blink of time by comparison.
It will be one mere experience that will rebuild us, and prepare us for an eternal service unto our Master, as we seek to serve YHVH, now and forever. Most people never even understand Lordship, much less does Lordship define their every waking moment. They serve their true lord Mammon daily, and then mock YHVH via the minutiae of religion, ritual and tradition.
Singleness was one of the costs of Discipleship; to be metaphorically (and for a few, literally) castrated for Messiah Yeshua, who remained single Himself, and called other single men, or for other traveling disciples, to remain so, but only among those that were able (1Co 7:8-9). Unlike the protestant-tainted assessments on the subject of marriage as preferred in ministry, most of the Disciples (Apostles; Saints) were single; unmarried or widowed.

The Evangelistic Christianists Role In Satans End-Time Paradigm!

Walking into this thing called protestant evangelism, as a previously atheist 35 year-old, with a large curiosity and appetite for knowledge, and armed with a confirmed IQ north of 150; I had a distinct advantage when it came to the versatility, veracity, and volume of their theology that I could assimilate in a relatively short amount of serious time investment. Reading The Cost of Discipleship early on, but it did not make the same impact on me as it did over a decade later, when I reread it as a devout disciple of Messiah Yeshua.
I read or studied most, if not all the published works from such names as Matthew Henry, Thomas Adams, Jonathan Edwards, W.W. Wiersbe, A.W. Tozer, J.V. McGee, D.L. Moody, Chuck Smith, Albert Barnes, C.H. Spurgeon, L.S. Chafer, and more.
They were westernized men of European descent, just as I am: But unlike most if not all of them, I am a Tekton who went through an epochal and radical Spiritual metamorphosis. The truth of this transformation is evidenced by our subsequent lifestyles.
Nevertheless, I am certain that all those metaphorical seeds planted back then (for me), was indeed, worth the soil they inhabit. And like the other things that we surrender, in order to live Holy and purposed lives as Saints, once we surrender them, we realize that we were not giving up or losing, we were gaining; like kicking any bad habit, we gain a renewed freedom from what we left behind (Mark 10:28-30).
To be clear here; as an individual who honors my (church) Temple, all of my "plumbing" is still in full working order (born in 1958): Daily dying indeed! But how I view all things changed, which slowly but surely finds balance in our mortal shell. Aging does have a (very) few perks!
Monk life is about worldly separation; it 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 atheistic World.
Instead, we pray and sing; study and deliberate; worship and praise YHVH daily; we sweat-labor in the natural world, and find Him there most of all. A monk does "church" every day; we Messianic disciples Sabbath 365 days a year; we pray and commune continuously; we are verily, Red Letter Disciples: Radical indeed!
Monk life is also that of service; monks and disciples (in urban settings) volunteer at homeless shelters, hospitals, schools, disaster relief, (and rural monks at) farms, barn-raising, re-forestry and ecoforestry: whatever we can do, and for anyone who will let us, as the Holy Spirit inspires and moves us (and them).
But likewise, we avoid what our Master avoided: social restitution or unrest; and indeed, anything political. We know that those who seek political power are the devout workmen of Satan, and will be used, in concert with the masses of blinded followers, to bring about all end-time prophecies.
The Holy Spirit in the world (John 16:7-11) allows whatever suffering is necessary to draw people unto YHVH, and thus we cannot interfere with that process. And while the worldly, religious or not, like to be heroes and rescuers and saviors, the truth is, YHVH will allow much suffering so that people are destroyed of all pride, and surrender unconditionally unto the supreme and eternal Lordship of Messiah Yeshua, and die to this life: Indeed that defines the purpose of this life. The purpose of this life is radical transformation via Spiritual metamorphosis!
Few religious people will want to serve all the time; they prefer to use their time for worldly consumption; however, this is because they are still trapped by/in the serving of the self (even in so called ministry, where service burn-out is actually a thing). Once you die to self -- a prerequisite to being born again -- serving YHVH is all you will want to do, and anything else will haunt you until you surrender and die-to-this-life.
We, the (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, joyfully stay tuned-in, and then follow our Master, for we know His voice and follow Him only. Like a boy unto his parents, we just want to please our Heavenly Father; to be found worthy of the Kingdom of YHVH, which begins within us, and will continue once we are (corporeally; bodily) resurrected onto another planetary experience or experiment, whatever that may be. We have the very simple duty of obeying our Master and Lord (Matt 10:34-39; Luke 9:58-62 & Luke 17:20-21).

Alone But Never Alone: Solitary Man!

Even though, as a monk, I am alone much of the time, I never feel loneliness, alone or lonely: This is because of the Indwelling Holy Spirit (John 8:16-29 & John 17:20-23). Many people feel or experience loneliness even in the midst of family or in crowds, because humans are alone without YHVH-in-us; the Living Water and the Bread of Life that keeps us fulfilled always. Churches are popular because they are social, not Spiritual.
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!
This is why I am monk, which is just a modified version of a disciple of Messiah Yeshua, 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 potentially within you (Luke 17:20-21). We are all under Discipleship and cannot imagine life without this honor.
I can surely enjoy physical human connection, but I do not need those connections: While I prefer to be among the (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) 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, and that is what defines my attitude and promotes joy.
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 YHVH-in-us, the atheistic will always be lonely, just as people (without the fulfillment of the Indwelling Holy Spirit) can experience loneliness even while among others.
Living in the West, it made sense to follow the acceptable directives for past monks in this time/place/culture, since I do not live in a strictly free nation. In North America (where westernization metastasized from Europe), 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 landlordism.

The Aryan Adulteration Of A Homeless Brown Jewish Carpenter!

This corruption in the service of Mammon was brought with them in the 14th century, from an already morally bankrupt, capitalistic culture; feudal Europe, where the faith-frauds were expanding or colonizing their Monetizers operations, under the sinister guise of evangelism. Their descendants are still haunting North America.
But Earth is the property of YHVH alone; anyone who attempts to usurp that dominion, with their own, must-will be eternally separated from the (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, cast unresurrected into outer Darkness. Fear leads to murder; my Master on the Cross demonstrated how we, the Elect of YHVH, engage those who oppose us; we Love them even as they are killing us.
The reason why propitiation was necessary was because of the stubborn sin nature of man. YHVH tried to impose Law to govern the (now) life-breathed Soul-harboring hominid, and yet, again and again and from the beginning, the human species was hellbent on allowing their pride-ego-emotions to rule them.
Wiping them out in a flood did not work; incinerating a bunch of them, or destroying Sodom Metro as a warning to others, also did not work. YHVH had to work from the inside out, not the outside in, so not to violate our (YHVH likeness) superpower of volition. Hence, the Indwelling Holy Spirit.
Dominionship is a tell; the proof of fear, which is a fear of death and suffering, which all Spiritually doomed people share in common. It exposes the true Spiritual vacuity of these bibles-&-bullets anti-Messiahs that invade Earth; to kill, to steal, and to destroy, and all in the name of Jesus (Matt 13:37-50; John 10:10).
The Native Americans suffered greatly from genocide (Rom 13:9-10) and driven from their ancestral lands by the more "superior" Aryan bibles-&-bullets invaders that god (Satan) blessed (2Co 4:1-7), who are still hellbent on the monetization and commodification and adulteration of all the creation.
Anathema! All Love-conquered people acknowledge what these White men did to the Native Americans 🎧 as pure and unrestrained evil: And their equally genocidal descendants are here among us, every bit as pride-conquered and determined to lord over those not like them, as were their demonic but culturally christianized ancestors.
The USA, the most anti-Messianic nation on Earth in recorded history, has become the throne of Satan, bringing about the end-times, but all the christianized here, are oblivious to it all, just as it was prophesied to be, by Messiah Yeshua. (See also: Native Americans (PBS)).
These anti-Messiahs; these culturally christianized masses, are blinded to, and thus trapped in, a Nazi-styled militant patriotic pride, which they must exploit as a justification for the guilt-driven anger that exposes their true mind-heart-Soul. They need this to maintain their (ethnic or economic or nationalistic) dominion over all others, not like them; they are Spiritually bankrupt and blinded, and thus pride centered and outer Darkness destined.
But their anger over others, not participating in their sociocultural delusions of self-superiority (measured in USD quantities), is witnessed in their blind followship of the sociopolitical indoctrination, which they actually like and thus partake in and thrive in (John 8:42-44). Their daily lifestyles are compromised, which creates or exacerbates cognitive dissonance (John 14:25-27) predominantly among the westernized-monetized-christianized-industrialized masses.
However, once you are Saved; transformed; redeemed; emancipated; prepared for a future Resurrection; you will know then (and painfully) that not one human on Earth ever, died for or served a country or a nation (Psa 24:1). Such are the cultural slogans that the monkey-see-monkey-do--copy-mimic-parrot masses, will indeed, parrot back and forth among themselves, until they actually believe it.
But such "freedom" is just an illusion; indeed, the neighbor-haters (Mark 12:29-31) live to enemize anyone-everyone-everywhere, who are not like them or near them; those "others" that are separated by geological features, or ethnic or racial features: This is the greatest manifestation of imprisonment, possible on Earth (Matt 5:43-48).
But this was the pattern (and the pathology) of the anti-Messianic religious militants that circumnavigated Earth, killing, stealing, and destroying for Satan; for gold-mammon-cash, queen-king-lord, priest-pastor-pope, and all this no less, in Jesus' name; sinister indeed! It is blaspheme unto the Holy Spirit (Matt 12:30-33) and anathema.
The Europeanized manifestation of dominion, especially of the America's, was among Satans great achievements; it cemented the end-times, and using self-professing christians to covertly serve Satan in this way, has and will increase over time. And Satan loves it!
When He was demanded of the Pharisees when the Kingdom of YHVH should come, He answered them and said: The Kingdom of YHVH comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the Kingdom of YHVH is within you! And He said unto the disciples: The days will come, when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you shall not see it. And they shall say to you, see here; or, see there: Go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning that lights out of the one part under heaven, shines unto the other part under heaven; so also shall the Son of Man be in His day. But first He must suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man. They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away. And he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot's wife! Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
(Luke 17:20-33) {cf. Luke 9:62}
The capitalist plutocratic corporatocracy -- UnGodly States of Annexation or Gomorrah 2.0 -- has assuredly and obviously become the most mammon centric, politicized, and money-corrupted nation that will exist on Earth, from the 1st to the 2nd Advent: 0033--2033 ±. Slavery and human genocide being among many other manifestations of the many anti-Messiahs that was (and still is being) perpetrated under the name of Jesus Christ and/or the banners of Christendom generically.
But Satans pride-conquered christianized masses of anti-Messiahs, must and will, try to justify, rationalize, and validate all their ancestors actions, because they are deceived; they are blindly enculturated, and thus they will remain that way until their end; they represent the Soulless lost; the seared minded. When they meet Messiah Yeshua for the first time on their Day of Judgment, they will be shocked at their eternal fate.
But 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. History is indeed, written by the victors! To assign an evil act, or the collections of many evil acts (as manifest in all war), to YHVH; this ranks among some of the greatest manifestations of evil that is even possible on Earth.
All evil is evil (James 2:8-13); evil people are destined to the abyss of outer Darkness. 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 and the freedom-hunger that the Faithless-Loveless masses, so covet in this life.

Self-Justification Obscures The Voice of Truth!!

Study Manifest Destiny; the single greatest corporate manifestation of anti-Messiah, 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 anti-Messiahs among us, warned of in the addendum writings of the Johannine epistles (1Jo 2). Anyone who is exposed to such things, but still tries to justify any of it, are themselves demonic at their core (self-beliefs, cultural christianization and church-enabling, notwithstanding).
For this reason -- living in a money-lusting nation of greed-conquered consumer centric mammon {$} servants of the bloody and destructive Car Cult -- 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, barometer, core, and benchmark of the (mostly anti-Messianic) masses; where the money-servants display a cult-like devotion to it, and all it affects and infects.
Indeed, the love of money is the root of all evil (and of all kinds), because power and money are synonymous. And money itself alleviates any true dependency upon YHVH to provide from the natural world; the only resource YHVH uses. Only Satan uses monetary temptations or any other facet of the corrupt economic systems he created (Matt 17:24-27).
Every powerful person throughout time had large sums of money, or other holdings that exerted the same social or political power. Moreover, greed makes humans irrational and dangerous. Therefore, the (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH will ultimately be persecuted (again) by the COP Cultists; the anti-Messiahs, in concert with their bedfellows, the attorney-class and politicians; indeed all money servants. Few there be that find Narrow Way (The Way): Remember Lot's wife!
To exploit any of the scriptures, by referring to bible passages or stories, so that the lifestyle of wealth hoarding and money-serving, seems good or even righteous, is not just Bibliolatry (it is surely that); doing this is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit (Matt 12:31-32).
Those among the end-time protesters, will even point to wealthy godly men (mostly those mentioned in the Tanakh) as justification for their money-hunger and other like domination pathologies, but doing this is sin-evil.
Exploiting any scripture to justify an anti-Messianic existence, is itself a sure sign 🎧 of demon possession: The Monetizers of YHVH are demonic; it is evil at its core. All scripture is used in one of two ways; for the Elect of YHVH, scripture is used to change how we as individuals, live upon Earth, which itself, is a mirror of our character and thus our eternality.
Conversely, the evil people exploit scripture to justify, validate, or rationalize their covert hunger-lust for dominion and power and lordship over others; hoardings of money, and/or land-lording, and/or social positioning, are all central to their desperation for power.
Being a disciple of Messiah Yeshua 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 this keyword search in the Messiah Scriptures: their synagogue. Ponder those results!
If the majority of secular people around you, are accepting of what you do and/or who you are, then you are probably doing it all wrong. All Messianic disciples, on Earth today, live much different than the bulk of those around them; sometimes radically different. Most spend the bulk of their existence trying to be acceptable to the secular masses in close proximity to them, and not to be set apart for YHVH. To fit-in is the norm for the masses; conversely, it is a fate worse than death for the Elect of YHVH.

Monk In The Metro!

Monkness is analogous to baptism itself; metaphorically speaking, we are held under the water as a symbol of our death-to-this-life; a humble and unconditional surrender; 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; overwhelmed; submerged; drowned; soaked; saturated; surrounded on all sides by the Indwelling Holy Spirit.
From there, this new life is not religious at all; it is purely and only Spiritual; personal; intimate; radical; epochal; a lifestyle about-face. Religions exist only to masturbate the pride-ego-emotions of the eternally doomed, not to castrate or circumcise them Spiritually.
As you have therefore received Messiah Yeshua, The Lord, so you walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware, lest anyone spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Messiah Yeshua. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And you are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power, in whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Messiah Yeshua. Buried with Him in baptism, wherein you are also risen with Him through the faith of the operation of Elohim, who raised Him from the dead.
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has quickened together with Him, having forgiven all of your trespasses, blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His Cross. And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Let no man therefore, judge you in meat or in drink, or in respect of a holy day or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days. They are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Messiah Yeshua. (Col 2:6-17).
Monks often take vows to some religious sect (e.g. catholics), but the individual celibate disciple (or monk), has a self-regulated commitment to keeping oneself unspotted from the world (Rom 12:1-2; James 1:27; 1Jo 2:15-17). Thus, the monk who passes through an urban setting, typically resides in the least expensive unit, or uses homeless shelters when not camping; and monks almost always walks or bikes (or buses or trains, here in modern times).
This is because all Messianic disciples 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 major act of worship.
And true worship has nothing whatsoever to do with anything going on inside of any religion-business, to ever exist on Earth forever. 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 outcasts; the losers in this life.
Conversely, the anti-Messianic religious prefer to stay away from their society's versions of a loser. They prefer flaunting worldliness; an open act of Satan-centric pride; it is to display one's hunger for the validation and approval of the atheistic masses, ever oblivious to what YHVH thinks of them. But the (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, are not concerned about ones 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. But the empty Soul exposes itself (to the Spiritually sighted) by seeking outwardness (Matt 6:28-29).
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 the Elect of YHVH.
But the atheistic masses think they are better than others, based upon money-centric themes; these Monetizers are witnessed everywhere that the human infestation promoted social class throughout the ages.
Even the employed with mortgage or a rental contract, will oddly consider themselves as superior to the unemployed or the unhoused; that is the hardhearted capitalist mentality (James 2:1-10). (Read these secular sources: Prejudice of Poverty: Why Americans Hate the Poor and Worship the Rich & Why the Wealthy Favor Harsh Punishment for Criminals & Errant Schoolchildren).
Since an urban monk is settled in one spot, as opposed to itinerant; s/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 libraries and coffee shops (etc.) for web communication to others globally. In modern times, the best tool is a used laptop with a Linux OS; ever keeping one's ecological footprint small (3R).
Many monks were writers; imagine brother 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 is much continuity in thought, and long before I ever read their writings.
What Ruach HaKodesh inspired or enlightened or awoke within Augustine (or any of the authors of canonized work), is just the same for us today; time has changed for us mortals, but the wisdom YHVH wants us to possess, has not not, and will not ever change. Thus, continuity throughout time is one of the many fascinating dynamics of YHVH, via the Indwelling Holy Spirit.

Temptation Cathedrals!

Like capitalism and consumerism (itself), shopping centers are the natural outcome of the pathology that drove us into the end-times; they mark an important period in the greater end-time epoch, which we are now deep within. As was predicted, self superiority, narcissism, self-centeredness, self-righteousness, and a profound egocentrism, are among the many manifestations of anti-humility (2Ti 3:1-5). Whatever is claimed; whatever a person is associated with, must be superior, just because it is them. Satan is pride indeed!
For example, 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. If I selected it, it is superior because it is me selecting it. If I am any part it, then it is superior for that reason alone. Oh the extreme Spiritual depravity exhibited in egocentrism, narcissism, and me-first-ism.
Competitivism is primal and carnal for sure, but nowadays it has many masks to hide it in plain view. This is what being self-centric looks like, but you have to know what to look for, and for the Spiritually blinded masses; they only see what is in front of them, as they can only live in the immediate and the proxemic.
I walk everywhere, because I do not monkey-see-monkey-do--copy-mimic-parrot my culture, and believe that I too, must drive a car (auto-dependency) and risk hurting others and pollute this world with air pollution, a paved Paradise 🎧, and especially Satans landfill culture, which is that gift which keeps on giving, just like with forever chemicals. This is because this consumer centric culture has already buried enough trash to infect their grandchildren's grandchildren. What a legacy! But, they will not be there, so who cares, am I right?
And the Car Cult is profoundly anti-Messianic; consumerism, materialism, and general possession; these are a tell (Heb 13:5; 1Ti 6:6-10); a sign of the times, and of the lost. As an eyewitness to such dedication to Satan (and his causes), I am impressed, and also horrified, but the Parable of the Shrewd Manager indeed manifests herein. Oh, to find others as dedicated to YHVH, as much as the average worldly person is dedicated to demonic directives (Luke 12:32-34).

Predestination: You Can; You Should; But You Won't!!

Of course, the Second Coming will likely occur before your grandchildren has children who make it to adulthood. The anti-Messianic religious, Broadway trekking Matthew Seven Christians, must and will, justify their anti-Messianic lifestyles of money dependency, materialism, capitalism, militarism, Labor free living, and general excess.
And they will do this, all the way into the Last Judgment and there is nothing that can stop this. Predestination! They will not die to their pride-ego-emotion; die to their enculturation paradigms; die to cultural scripts; die to this life.
Once Satan the chief devil, and his trillion-demon army (as well as the bulk of the accountable adult human species) are secured in deep outer Darkness far-far into the abyss of empty space (or Hell as it is often titled by the religionists), the rest of the planet's of YHVH will be safe from these massive hordes of evil-driven, YHVH hating, planet-polluting (Rev 11:16-18), fully indifferent (or Loveless), anti-stewards; those who just take-take-take-take-die; no worthy workmen among them, just sedentary water-logged weeds (Matt 13:24-30).
How they live now, in this life-test, is how/who they will be eternally; hence, they will never again be given a physical body (resurrected bodily) upon another planet; they cannot, should not, and will not be resurrected corporeally. They drain Earth, from birth to death, never adding (or even preserving) anything good, and even after death they leave a legacy (pollution and trash) that keeps on draining or damaging or harming. The end-times will be the inevitable fruit of all of this.
All Messianic disciples, care deeply for all planetary creations (this is our Masters world); 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: A true and everlasting garden of Eden, freed from those (i.e. Satan and his human drones) who demonstrate their indifference to this planet we call Earth, created by YHVH.
YHVH created the sum universe, and all the planets therein, including Earth. When you look at the virgin 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 atheistic human rage against the creation and its Creator.
Prostituting scripture (namely, Genesis, but all of it) to justify this rage, is pure evil. Simply put, the (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, prefer the Elohim created natural world, but the anti-Messianic and the atheistic 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-Loveless masses, who then must monkey-see-monkey-do--copy-mimic-parrot their enculturation (blindly).
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; that lifestyle would be as ineffectual as the atheistic 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 human populated areas: This would put monks in contact with others regularly. But trying to abide among those who daily collude and collaborate with Satans atheistic worldly agendas, may find this too disheartening; and the temptations that the atheistic endure daily, is an increasing irritant to all Messianic disciples.
As all Spiritually transformed people know; until an individual is dying inside, and thus seeking truth beyond the corporeal, there is no evangelism (John 6:44); and pride-ego-emotion is what drives the bulk of humanity. Indeed, the bulk of the christianized world -- the anti-Messianic religious; the churched; the anti-Messiahs -- they all remain oblivious to Messiah Yeshua, while trapped in their cultural christianization, via blind enculturation, and a highly distracting money devotion.
Christian Monasticism therefore, is to replace the time and monies most people spend on materialism, entertainment and self-indulgence, and instead, invest those (time-money) resources, in the Lord, for we are His Body and thus, we are very careful with that (daily; hourly) relationship. Metaphorically speaking, we do not go out to party (2Pe 2), we stay home with our Spouse.
Hedonism was only possible because of slavery, and slavery is to exploit other humans via the money or economic systems of the Monetizers, thus exploiting the Labor class, who provide the shelter, food, clothing, and all other necessary things, which the sedentary people mindlessly consume, while stumbling in their blinded pursuits of ever-more and ever-better, desperately clamoring and scratching, keeping up with the Joneses, which is a certain dead-end, like the proverbial moving van at a funeral, or tombs filled with gold trinkets.
The idea that separation permits contemplation is a solid concept; however, what we learn, must eventually be applied. It is analogous to the career student paradigm; that a person attends school full-time from childhood and through our seventies, but never stops to apply those lessons to life. Learning is indeed, a lifelong endeavor, but for the (infinitesimal and inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, we are expected to serve our Master with natural gifts and what we have learned (1Co 3:1-3; 1Pe 2:1-5; Heb 5:9-14).
With that understood, we are not to actively chase people, and that one a difficult one to obey; we are to be an immovable city of a hill, shining brightly for the infinitesimal few that are called, prepared and actively seeking (see-King) that light; that Truth Mountain (John 6:43-44). The newly redeemed gravitate away from the World as they actively seek the Elect of YHVH; we all (at least) seek to live in simple-living Community.
Conversely, the atheistic and the anti-Messianic religious, believe that they are, where they are in this 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, or employed, or smart capitalists, or born into a certain economic class of people, or race, or nation, and so on.
Rather than recognizing that social stratification is raw evil, they delight within it, and teach it to their progeny, even as they attend church services and praise a god that is really only them. Satan masturbates their pride-ego-emotion and they think it is a Spiritual orgasm. Sinister indeed!
They do not (indeed cannot) see that all blessings come from above (Matt 5:43-48); that they could have easily been born into abject poverty, or with a life-ending disease before they hit the age of 17, or a thousand other real-life possibilities.
Instead, they boast in (and with) their earthly fortunes (Rev 3:17-19; Job 1:21; James 4:12-17), and actually praise god when things are good in their own eyes. But these are the end-times, so this is to be expected (2Ti 3:1-5).
The Indwelling Holy Spirit brings light to an otherwise darkened conscious; that Spirit not only illuminates scripture to us (which is vital), but all of life, even far beyond scripture; the universe is the creation of YHVH. Ruach HaKodesh 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 15:39-50); we remain human on the outside, but inwardly we disciples live by an entirely different mentality; an entirely different entity; we live a radically different existence on Earth, which then continues into the Resurrection.

Cowardice Manifests In Machismo!!

Unlike the armed and militarized and paranoid cowards that define the bulk of our species (the machismo conquered), we pacifist disciples (empowered by YHVH Love) become as brave as our Master on the Cross.
Therefore, we have no fear of death or suffering, but see them as temporal events that will be washed away forever at the Resurrection of the Just (Luke 14:12-14). The fear that drives the Broadway masses is justified, but just not unto Salvation (1Jo 4).

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