Monk of YHVH ~ Disciple of Messiah Yeshua

oracle of Adonai Elohim; follower of The Way; Tekton

The World According To Messianic Disciples!

This writer is a mere implement, used by YHVH, to live in the early end-times, inspirationally writing about the sum condition of those end-times, contextually for those who will have to endure the coming end-time finale; the young today. The power to just click away or turn away is yours. Living my first 3 decades as an atheist, and much of the rest of it, a modern evangelical protestant, I tried but failed at being a westernized capitalist consumerist christian.
I failed because I prayed a prayer that was answered; one that is always answered for everyone if prayed from the heart fervently (Matt 7:7-11; James 5:16-18). Hurting emotionally from relational losses, I pounded the ground praying that my eyes be opened to the sum truth from/of my Maker: 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 (Phl 3:7-11,12-16).
The temporal part of me was cheated; those I Love and would even die for, this very day, replaced me (long ago now), with someone more empowered in this life; an upgrade in her estimation. And on top of that, living too far from genetic kin for too long (for her), they do not even know me, and now, they do not even want to. Who can blame them!
I did not voluntarily give up everything and everyone to be a disciple of Messiah Yeshua (Matt 10:34-39; 19:23-26,27-30; Luke 14:25-30,31-35), yet it ended up that way anyway. I wanted Jesus to make me a successful westernized consumerist capitalist christian, not knowing (then) that The Way was in an entirely different direction.
Had 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 you see, as a major part of that fervent prayer, I challenged my Maker to break me; to use and mold me, no matter the cost to me: Oh, and it cost me! I considered suicide more than once, the pain was so deep and prolonged. But looking back now, I would not have it any other way; the results, that is.
Fast-forward in time: Since publishing, I've had an avalanche of confrontations, predominantly from protestantized, westernized, christianized White males; this is not coincidental (more on that throughout these writings). Nevertheless, they clearly do not like what I write about. And yet, they never reply in respect of their elders (2Ti 3:1-5), nor even with any decorum common even among Atheists. That is also not coincidental: Fear drives the primal-carnal to extreme reactions all the time (1Jo 4:17-18).
Almost never is it a logical counter-argument; at least, not a coherent one. They read something that opposes their lifestyle or belief, and without further research, summarize and then strike back. They troll the Internet, seeking those who agree with them (for the praise and comradery); or, those they can pick a fight with who disagree with them; ever trying to find reasons to strike (1Ti 3:2-7 kjv); hungry to enemize (Matt 5:43-48), which is sometimes cleverly cloaked in a mock kindness. These kind are among the most dangerous; they offer trust bate, then follow-up with disparagement, correction, or misdirection.

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!
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 & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH (Matt 7:13-14), identify primarily with our Master and actual Lord; we call ourselves followers or servants, sisters/brothers, or disciples of Messiah; yes, even Saints!
We disciples will deliberately select words, as identifiers, which link us personally, directly and intimately with our One Master – our only King-President; Lord; Guide; Spouse; Bishop; Coach; Hero; Priest; Governor; Teacher; Paradigm; Rabbi; Boss; Shepherd; Pastor; Leader; Voice; Archetype; Friend – Messiah Yeshua! "You are my Lord; my goodness is nothing apart from You (Psa 16:2-3)." But the World centered – churched or not, religious or not – will look upon any or all of this writing, as strange or even extremist, but that only exposes their blind enculturation and sociocultural isolation.

To Test The Heart, Just Nudge The Ego!

The westernized-monetized-christianized-industrialized; the Godless-religious; the antiChrist churched; these masses of people will speak christianese around others that are churched (e.g. closet coworker christianity), but in the greater secular society, they show forth their shame (covertly) by hiding behind current socially acceptable terminology, such as their employment or economic role, or their education title, or occasionally even their religion-business brand-name.
They compromise eternal relationships to assure temporal ones; they are so yoked with (and soaked in) the Godless 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 (Luke 16:13-15), and tragically think they can do both with religion.
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 Spiritually blind indoctrination. Perhaps they are churched, and thus displaying their religiosity in public, gains egocentric rewards (backslapping) during church services (Matt 6:5-8,9-15; 23:1-4,5-8). For the disciples of Messiah Yeshua everywhere and in every generation; we are the (fans) fanatics of only one Person: Messiah Yeshua!
Without Love; YHVH Love that comes only from the Indwelling Holy Spirit (1Jo 4:7-12,13-16), only (uppercase L) Love can purely produce all the other Messiah centric traits: commitment, compassion, communication (the 3-C's), wisdom, humility, mercy, forgiveness, dignity, integrity, fearlessness, pacifism, bravery, self-respect, self-Love, repentance, faithfulness, simplicity, simple living, contentment, peace, calmness, patience and long-suffering, openness, accountability, full equality, egalitarianism, community and unity; all of which will endure eternity (Matt 5:38-42,43-48).
All these Love rooted attributes, in their pure form, are impossible without YHVH Love within (the Indwelling Holy Spirit); 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 or savior, or victim-victor, or leader, or some other open orchestration (or attention-getting) role. While trapped in the mire of social stratification, the Faithless-Godless-Loveless masses cannot see their Creator in anyone, including themselves (Matt 25:37-40,41-45).
But these traits are all faked or simulated; without the Voice of Truth ▶️ (the Indwelling Holy Spirit), occupying, guiding and (if allowed) dominating the human heart-mind-Soul, almost everything is faked. Fake caring has become pandemic, and oddly accepted as normal. 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 churched. The worldly churched, not being One with their Creator, suffer from almost all the same things that the Godless world suffers from; they are the Godless-religious.
Being a disciple of Messiah Yeshua (and for me individually, also as an unchurched monk), means an entirely different life and lifestyle while on Earth. E.g. All disciples of Messiah Yeshua 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 $ervice (Luke 16:13-15).
Conversely, the westernized-monetized-christianized-industrialized, are devout servants of mammon (Matt 6:22-25). We disciples often face a barrage of ad hominem confrontations (mostly from the Godless-religious churched), thus drawing us ever closer to our Master; understanding His life-experiences all the more personally (Mark 6:1-4).
Indeed, the initiation into Messianic discipleship is not baptismal, nor by verbal proclamation; it is usually a rejection or a rebuke, or other insult or disparagement, for not being like the worldly masses in proximity. The worldly seek the world; their barometer and compass is money, and their benchmark is power (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, via their time investment into it.
But the (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH get all basic needs from the soil, the land, the rivers and lakes; directly from Earth: I appropriately reside alongside the river of the monks! Thus, with free time, disciples can better study to show ourselves approved unto our only King, Boss, and Leader; our actual Lord (2Ti 2:14-16).
The Godless and the Godless-religious, are shaped by enculturation; their cultural influences; their TV or other media feeding devices; and their education. Then, they dabble in scripture, make self-professions of faith, get churched, and think they can buy-tithe their way unto the (future) Resurrection. Unfortunately for them, there is no Romans Road, only Narrow Way and Broadway (Matt 7:13-14,21-23).

We Can Become What We Watch & Read!

Without the mind of Messiah Yeshua (1Co 2:10-13,14-16); without the barometer, compass, benchmark, root and core, which is exclusively the Indwelling Holy Spirit – without YHVH-Love; without Spiritual sight – the Spiritually blind christianized or not, can only access the resources they have before them or around them; that of the secularized world. E.g: the monetizers value all things; natural resources, actions, animals, and people, in monetary "{$}" increments. Money is the core determining factor of almost all things. 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 2:11-13,14-18; 4:17-19,20-24). 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.
The "Xians of Religianity" must traverse that tightrope between fitting into the secular world, which they truly belong to (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 15:7-9,12-14) 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's why fake Christianity becomes so obvious to those, not incarcerated within it.
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 disciples of Messiah Yeshua, are the hands and feet of Messiah Yeshua on Earth (John 14 thru 17); we stand in His stead until He returns for us; discipleship summarized (Matt 5:13-16; John 14:12-14; 2Co 5:14-17,18-21).
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 design paradigm. Everything else forward of then, YHVH tolerated for man's sake.
What Earth looked like before humans; that's what YHVH created (think "garden of Eden"); everything altered or polluted or destroyed by the Godless 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.

The Hebraic Homeland: Aliens from the Commonwealth of Israel!

(Eph 2:11-13,14-18). Disciples of Messiah Yeshua, 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) who thus, publicly expose it truly as hypocrisy, which the "Xians of Religianity" then twist, and label as persecution. The Godless like being victims, so they can subsequently be heroic survivors: Heroistics!
Thus, the christianized (the unSaved churched) will avoid the disciples of Messiah Yeshua, for now, because they can. 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 this 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 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 9:22-25,26-30). The Godless-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 and/or literal mark of the beast is money (Rev 13:16-17); it dominates the mind and moves the hand; but, that's another entire writing}. 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?
For the (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH; the disciples of Messiah Yeshua; the Kingdom-bound; the future Resurrected; the Spiritual few, operate from an entirely different paradigm. Like our Master, we do not get involved in secular politics at all. Likewise, we will teach in "their synagogues" (Matt 4:23; 9:35; 10:16-18; 12:6-10; 13:54-58; Mark 1:23-25,37-39; Luke 4:13-15), if we are ever allowed into their churches; however, we do not otherwise enable or attend them. They are money collection stations, and all disciples of Messiah Yeshua teach about the sin of money and mammon economics; a message these dollar addicts do not want to hear.
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 money (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 and disenfranchised, and otherwise remain diakonia among today's geographically local neighbors. I write by inspiration from the Indwelling Holy Spirit, for anyone on Earth who cares to read it.
Those that YHVH calls will seek and recognize YHVH truth; however, the bulk of the species will squander their life trying to justify the life they have already decided they are going to live, and if religion becomes any part of it, their god must serve and bless and protect them in the process.
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. We, the (infinitesimal & 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, computers, for those who use them).
As a monk, a disciple, a pacifist, a tradesman or Tekton and oracle (1Pe 4:11; Luke 4:4; Heb 5:12-14) of YHVH, I can only share or donate wisdom and co-labor: I will metaphorically and literally teach you how to fish; how to build your shelter-home; how to grow (or raise or catch) 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 disciples of Messiah Yeshua to teach by lifestyle example (Matt 5:14-16) and by direct service, and wisdom-sharing, simple living models as well as planetary stewardship.
We (as living disciples) cannot compel someone (anyone) to be a disciple of Messiah Yeshua through any recruitment paradigm; not by evangelism or proselytization, and certainly not by the use of money, or church-businesses, nor any religion productions. No, being a disciple of Messiah Yeshua is a calling from YHVH within the Spiritual realm; YHVH works with the individual, One on one, and once that individual has been sufficiently transformed, they will, on their own, seek out others who are on the same rare and unique path that they find themselves on: Narrow Way!
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's Disney World. Look up at night! There, now you see it; multiple trillions planets orbiting stars. YHVH has big plans, and is building a family of laborers to participate in it all. The laborers are few indeed, but the sedentary (money-dependents) are like a weedy overgrowth or infestation (Matt 13:24-30).

The Money Serpent! (Luke 11:11)

Consequently, I cannot (and will not) curse you any further, by giving you $ mammon; if I give you monies you will remain a dependent of it; an addict to the monetary system of satan; you will continue to be lead by satan, via temptation (1Ti 6:6-10), and remain bound to satan via the money system, as a dependent of it. Money is a weapon of earthly empowerment; the very opposite of YHVH-Love empowerment. 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 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. They are fully enculturated and utterly blind to it; hence the justification trail (Luke 10:28-29; 16:13-15), which will haunt them in the abyss of extreme outer darkness.
We disciples of Messiah Yeshua, obtain only enough $ mammon to feed the proverbial beasts who command it from us (Matt 17:24-27; 2Ti 3:1-5); the antiChrist lords over the land of YHVH; the Godless hands-out takers. We disciples of Messiah Yeshua, design our lifestyles around, and then live in voluntary poverty or simple-living, and I personally 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 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 guide. These are indeed brave people to so "in-your-face" oppose YHVH.
Over the last 2 decades as a disciple of Messiah, I gave up identifying myself by my employment title, or any other secular IDs 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.
I am not an American who merely attends a christianized religion-business; I'm a disciple of Messiah Yeshua who was randomly born on the North American continent; my allegiance therefore, is only unto my Master, who is the sole Owner of all the earth; the only Land-Lord of humankind in all generations and places. But the satanic 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's 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 God's-eye view of earth-life.
In like manner; this websites content (or e-book, or whatever form you're 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 Godless and the Godless-religious ("Xians of Religianity"), struggle in strife continuously. As a graduate-level, theologically endowed, evangelical protestant, decades ago (late 80s to late 90s), I'd 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! (Matt 10:7-8)

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. But freeware and FOSS align with the path of all Kingdom-bound disciples, traversing Narrow Way (Matt 7:13-14; 10:7-8): The Way!
What could happen therefore, is that something I wrote months or years or even decades ago, could have been plagiarized and published (called web-scraping), anywhere, but now sold on a global market. If I were to now publish that same content (since I have all my writings saved on my own storage devices), it would appear as if I was the one plagiarizing: I am not and will not ever do that.
Besides, I have no motive to do so, since I do not self-identify, nor do I make any monies from authorship. My writing services are not monetized (not by me anyway). The Indwelling Holy Spirit places much upon my mind-heart-Soul, and I obediently write it down and then share it; my duty complete. Then it's off to the area homeless shelter, or nursing home (etc), 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 6:1-5,6-10,11-16).
We disciples are complete with food, clothing and shelter, made with the labor of our own hands, taken from, the plant world, and 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.
But all of this monetary mess, also makes it unsavory to publish e-books: I cannot (have not; will not) yoke with any antiChrist, mammon-serving, business entity's, 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. 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 whatsoever (Luke 6:22-26,30-36); I do not want or need the credit or praise, and being excluded is a prophesied expectation, which I'm 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 10:8-11,12-16). It is these earnest seekers that I write for; the predestined Elect of YHVH (Matt 7:13-17,21-23): 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 & 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 all of humanity (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's 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 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 nasb).

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 monetized for profit and power, and thus has nothing whatsoever to do with Adonai Elohim; YHVH, Creator of all. Christendom only distorts and obscures a Messiah 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. Disciples of Messiah Yeshua, female or male, can be monks (or nuns if you must genderize), who simply decide to remain sexually celibate (Matt 19:11-12; 1Co 7:7-9); 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 disciple of Messiah Yeshua, which happens more often than not: I did, and that would have continued to be a major distraction, all my life, for I was always faithful and devoted to my beloved. I would not have left my wife to follow (who is now) my Master; to be a spouse unto YHVH. And YHVH knew that!
Far more often than not, we the (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, inherit genetic kin that will not be a part of the Kingdom of Heaven; will not be co-laborers in eternal things; they are too devoted to the world and invested therein (Luke 14:25-30,31-35).
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.
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 antiChrist lifestyles; 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) could even be pseudonyms. I came to realize that the goal was first, to serve from a state of egoless humility, which then intends to remove the individual (the self) from the equation, and keep the words free of personal overtones, as much as that is possible; to be a narrator rather than a character. I'm a tradesman; credentialed but a Tekton; a servant of a Master, not a master in English (an MA); 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'm the center of my box: notice me; like me; follow me; copy me; want me; respect me; adore me; obey me; fear me; yes, worship me!" 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; 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'm a full-time servant of my Master, Messiah Yeshua; as an individual who is married only to YHVH, I wanted to follow that paradigm and try my best to keep me out of this. Thus, I refer to myself as monk of YHVH; more accurately a monk, as being one among many celibate disciples of Messiah (Matt 19:12; 1Co 7:7-9) throughout time and culture, who only served YHVH, faithfully; daily; monogamously; serving no other gods, especially money, materialism and consumerism.
I have taken vows of poverty, obedience and fidelity, but only unto YHVH (Matt 5:33-37; James 5:12; Gal 1:1-5). This is because we, as the disciples of Messiah Yeshua, 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 sign of desperation and despair (Matt 20:25-28; Luke 18:22-27; James 5:1-6).
I am merely a corporeal container; a conduit of/for the Ruach HaKodesh (the Ruach Elohim); the Indwelling Holy Spirit (Rom 8:9-11): I'm 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'm not better nor worse than any other person who will ever live. However, I died; the man I was before Messiah conquered my Soul, has died: That old man is no more (Eph 4:20-25; Col 3:5-11). The slow-rotting mortal shell remains the same, but the inner man is anew: Goodbye old me!
That process was both agonizing and stimulating; painful and joyful; destructive and recuperative (still is at times). I will praise YHVH forever, for this honor; to be among the Elect of YHVH is the single highest calling in the universe, and because of that epoch, the self dies; we become no more; life on Earth no longer has anything to do with life on Earth. This is genuinely humbling (as opposed to a humility facade). I'd rather be a lowly servant in the Kingdom of Heaven (forever) than to be or do anything else, at anytime, anywhere in the universe.
The (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, are new creations (2Co 5:17; Rom 6:4-9,10-12; Gal 2:20); we are not merely refurbished; we are not given a quick paint job (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.
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; 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'm as a foreigner; a pilgrim (Heb 11:13-16); an alien among the Godless human masses that Messiah referred to as the heathen; the hypocrites; the Gentiles (Matt 6:5-8,31-34), who have no idea about – nor any interest in – being yoked with YHVH in a personal, daily, intimate, and eternal Love bond that is unrivaled (John Seventeen).
Consequently, I'm often looked upon as strange by the masses (even kin); I am not a willful participant in the fully secularized culture that now dominates, here in these end-times, and most prominently and decadently among the westernized. (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'm erudite in them both. I do not make any monies as an Author (Matt 10:7-10), and, I do not and will not accept any monetary donations. I chose to work with my hands: Like my Master, I am a tradesman; an artisan; a Tekton: I 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'm now retired from the trades: I am a monk of YHVH; an individual who is daily dedicated to following my Master, Messiah Yeshua, the fruits of which are Pacifism, Simple Living, being among Plain people, and ever hopeful of Social Ecology (just a few prominent paradigms; not comprehensive).
Since all of us, and all of this, are the creations of YHVH, it is of special interest to me as a Disciple of Messiah Yeshua (who was the corporeal manifestation of YHVH): I am blessed to experience a deeply personal, epochal, and eternal relationship with my Heavenly Father, via the Indwelling Holy Spirit (John 14:10-14,15-20; Acts 17:24-28; Rom 8:8-11,12-17; 1Co 3:16-17; 2Ti 1:12-14; 1Jo 4:11-16).
I'd be classified by the worldly-minded, as a Euro-American (White), and, I'm not Jewish; these are human-created ethnic or racial designations (1Ti 1:3-4; Titus 3:3-7,8-11). Rather, I am one individual (among unknown millions, past, present, and future) who is tethered to YHVH, via the Indwelling Holy Spirit (John 14:16-18; 1Jo 3:23-24; 4:12-16). In fact, the myth of race is powerful indeed, but primarily as a form of self-justification for bigotry as an accelerant to fuel the demon-influenced hate that covertly or openly controls them. Race is not a scientific nor a biblical reality (Acts 17:24-28).
Thus, I am non-bigoted, counter-cultural, non-religious; not an enabler of any religion-business (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 paradigms or creeds. 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 2:11-13,14-16): Messiah Yeshua said we would even be hated by the masses (Matt 10:22; 24:9-14). We are nothing like the masses on Broadway (Matt 7:13-14,22-23; Luke 13:24-28): We will be different; we will seem strange; we will not fit-in well with the secular masses that today surround us (churched or not).
Just like the Amish are perceived by the average American, the (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH (summarily, the church invisible) will be more of a sideshow than a routine participant or enabler of the culture: But the advantage of such peculiarity is 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 fully enculturated 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 the Catholic; Orthodox; Protestant: the COPs, with the most divisive of them all, being the final nail, the Protestants, and among them the most sinister of all, the westernized evangelicals. Being the farthest away from the His heart, and His land, His culture and His times, they are the prime collaborators in/of the end-times. 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, or participate in, any religion-business on Earth (anywhere and forever): No Saved person does! The duty of all disciples of Messiah Yeshua (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 COPs, but there's 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's 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 deep 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 Godless-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 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 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; 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.
If it were possible, we the future resurrected few, 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. (Bonhoeffer: Testament to Freedom).
To be a monk is a unique calling; a 21st Century adaptation of a more YHVH-centric version of Asceticism; indeed, even 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. Monks aspire to perfection as practitioners of the Gospels; metaphorically, monks (indeed, all disciples) prefer a degree from The Master, far more than a master's degree; more than being aspiring PhD 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 & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH; the Heaven-bound; the disciples of Messiah Yeshua are to be the model of how YHVH desires all humans to live upon Earth, for it is how we live (via our lifestyle primarily) that shines the true light of contentment, peace, and purpose (Matt 5:13-16; John 14:15-21,22-27); or conversely for the Godless-religious; that of fear and paranoia, wealth-hoarding and materialism, discontentment and violence (James 4:1-4).

Volitional Eunuch: Marriage unto YHVH Alone!

For a 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 be ejaculated) remain unsullied, never experiencing a true male sexual experience.
But much like those born deaf or blind, we 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 all humans 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 (Matt 19:7-12) spoke also of eunuchs, saying: "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 be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it." 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, 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; 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.
I read The Cost of Discipleship back in my early protestant evangelical days, 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 (mostly westernized) names, such as Matthew Henry, Jonathan Edwards, W.W. Wiersbe, A.W. Tozer, J.V. McGee, D.L. Moody, C.H. Spurgeon, L.S. Chafer, (etc.): They were older westernized men of European descent, just as I am. But unlike them, I went through a Spiritual metamorphosis.
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 a person who honors my church temple, all my "plumbing" (currently at 60+) is still in full working order: Daily dying indeed! But how I view all things changed, which slowly but surely finds balance in our mortal shell.
A 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 Godless 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. The monk does "church" every day; we disciples of Messiah Yeshua "Sabbath" 365 days a year; we pray and commune continuously; we are verily, Red Letter Disciples: Radical indeed!
The monk life is also that of service; monks and disciples (while in urban settings) volunteer at homeless shelters, hospitals, schools, disaster relief, (and rural monks at) farms, barn-raising, re-forestry and even selection-cutting: 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.
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 & 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; 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; 8:29; 17:20-23). Many people feel or experience loneliness even in the midst of family or in crowds, because humans "are" alone without "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 (John 4:13-14).
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 & 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's 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 Godless 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 Skinned Carpenter!

This corruption in the service of mammon was brought with them in the 14th Century, from an already morally bankrupt, capitalistic culture; Europe, where the faith-frauds were expanding or colonizing their monetization operations, under the satanic guise of evangelism. 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 & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, cast unresurrected into outer darkness. Fear leads to murder; my Master on the Cross demonstrated how we, the (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) 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!
Dominion 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 antiChrists that invade Earth; to kill, to steal, and to destroy, and all in the name of Jesus (Matt 13:37-43,44-50; John 10:10). The Native Americans suffered genocide (Rom 13:9-10) and driven from their ancestral lands by the more "superior" Aryan bibles-&-bullets invaders that "god" blessed (2Co 4:1-4,5-7).
Anathema! All Love-conquered people acknowledge what these white men did to the Native Americans ▶️ as pure and unrestrained evil: And their descendants are here among us, every bit as pride-conquered and determined to lord over those not like them, as were their satanic but culturally christianized ancestors. The US (the most antiChrist nation on Earth forever) 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 antiChrist, culturally christianized masses, are trapped in patriotic (Nazi-styled militant) pride, which they must exploit as a justification for the guilt-driven anger that defines their true mind-heart-Soul (Luke 16:13-15). 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.
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 (Psalm 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 Godless-religious militants (the antiChrists among humanity) that circumnavigated Earth, killing, stealing, and destroying (John 10:10) 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 satans greatest achievement; it cemented the end-times, and using self-professing christians to covertly serve satan in this way, has and will increase over time (Luke 17:20-25,26-29,30-33; 9:62).
The capitalist plutocracy – "UnGodly States Annexed" 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 First to the Second Advent: 0033–2033 ±. Slavery and human genocide being among many other manifestations of antiChrist 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 antiChrist masses, 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 Soul-seared lost. When they meet Messiah Yeshua for the first time on that Day, they will be shocked at their eternal fate (Matt 7:20-23).
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 is the single greatest manifestation 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-Godless-Loveless masses, so covet in this life.

Self-Justification Obscures The Voice of Truth!

Study Manifest Destiny; the single greatest corporate manifestation of antiChrist, known about in human history, and verily, the pinnacle of anathema thus far; acts of profound evil, done or enabled or condoned, by self-professing "Christians", who were/are in truth, the many antiChrists among us, warned of in the addendum writings of the Johannine epistles (1Jo 2:15-17,18-21). 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 (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) 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 antiChrist) masses; where the money-servants display a cult-like devotion to it (and all it infects): Indeed, the love of money is the root of all evil (and of all kinds), because power and money are synonymous. And money itself alleviates any true dependency upon YHVH to provide from the natural world; the only resource YHVH uses: Only satan uses money or any other facet of the corrupt economic systems (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 & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH will ultimately be persecuted (again) by the catholic-orthodox-protestant (COP) antiChrists, in concert with their bedfellows, the secular world; the attorney-class and politicians; indeed the bulk of the accountable adult human race. 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 the single greatest sin-act, possible within the human condition. Those among the end-time protesters will even point to wealthy godly men (mostly in the Tanakh) as justification for their money-hunger and dominion pathologies, but doing this is heinously evil.
Exploiting any scripture to justify an antiChrist existence, is itself a sure sign ▶️ of demon possession: The monetizers of YHVH are satanic; 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 is central to their 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 disciples of Messiah Yeshua, on Earth today, live much different than the bulk of those around them; sometimes radically different. Most humans spend the bulk of their existence, trying to fit-in and be acceptable to other people (the secular masses) in close proximity to them, not to be set apart for YHVH. Fitting in is the normal for the masses, but conversely, a fate worse than death for the (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) 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" (our humble and unconditional surrender), and we return out of the water as a sign of our rebirth: to be born again. We are immersed so that we are fully soaked by the water and thus symbolically washed; symbolically conquered; overwhelmed; submerged; drowned; soaked; saturated; surrounded on all sides by the Indwelling Holy Spirit. The new life is not religious at all; it is purely and only Spiritual; personal; radical. Religions exist only to masturbate the ego-pride-emotions of the hell-bound.
Monks often take vows to some religious sect (e.g. catholics), but the individual monk or disciple, 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, or lives in the urban setting, typically lives (either) in the least expensive rental place, or uses homeless shelters when not camping in more rural settings; and he almost always walks or bikes (or buses or trains, here in modern times).
This is because all disciples of Messiah Yeshua try to follow all His ways: His dress (always labor ready); His trade; His economics; His lifestyle. Like the child who copies the parent, imitation is the greatest or highest form of flattery; indeed, such mimicry is itself, one major act of worship (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 losers in this life.
Conversely, the Godless-religious prefer to stay away from their society's versions of losers. 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 Godless masses, ever oblivious to what YHVH thinks of them. But the (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH, are not concerned about your possessions or your 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 (the the Spiritually sighted) by seeking outwardness.
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 Godless 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/rental contract will consider themselves as superior to the unemployed/unhoused: that's the capitalist mentality. Read: Prejudice of Poverty: Why Americans Hate the Poor and Worship the Rich (James 2:1-5,6-10).
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 (and school) libraries for web communication to others globally. In modern times, the best tool is a used laptop with a Linux OS; ever keeping your ecological footprint light and small (3R).
Many monks were writers (or wrote at the least); 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's much continuity in thought. What the Holy Spirit inspired or enlightened in Augustine or Luther (or any of the authors of canonized work), is the same for us today; time has changed for us mortals, but the wisdom YHVH wants us to possess, has and will never change. Thus, continuity throughout time is one of the many fascinating dynamics of YHVH, via the Indwelling Holy Spirit.

Temptation Cathedrals!

Shopping centers are the natural outcome of the end-times; they mark an important period in the end-time epoch (roughly a 7-generation block of time), which we are now deep within or into. As was predicted, self superiority, narcissism and egocentrism are among the many manifestations of anti-humility (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!
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, and especially landfill junk, which is that gift which keeps on giving. Why? Because this consumer centric culture has already buried enough trash to infect their grandchildren's grandchildren.
And the car cult is profoundly antiChrist; 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 satanic directives (Luke 12:32-34).
Of course, the Second Coming will likely occur before your grandchildren has children who make it to adulthood. The Godless-religious, Broadway trekking Matthew Seven Christians, must and will, justify their antiChrist lifestyles of money-dependency, materialism, capitalism, militantism (war), labor free living, and general excess, all the way into the Last Judgment and there is nothing that can stop this. Predestination: They can; they should; but they won't! They will not die to their pride-ego-emotion; die to their enculturation paradigms; die to cultural scripts; die to this life.
Once satan and his trillion-demon army (as well as the bulk of humanity) are secured in deep outer darkness (far-far into the abyss of empty space (or Hell as it's often titled by religionists), the rest of the planet's of YHVH will be safe from these massive hordes of evil-driven, YHVH hating, planet-polluting, fully indifferent (Loveless), anti-stewards; those who just take-take-take-take-die; no worthy workmen among them, just water-logged weeds (Matt 13:24-30).
How they live now, in this life-test, is how/who they will be eternally (Matt 7:13-18,19-23); 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 if all this.
All disciples of Messiah Yeshua, 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 Godless human rage against the creation and its Creator. Prostituting scripture (namely, Genesis) to justify this rage is pure evil. Simply put: The (infinitesimal & inconspicuous) Elect of YHVH prefer the YHVH-made (natural) world, but the antiChrists prefer the human-made world. The tree is known by the fruit it bears {openly}.

The Itinerant Monk!

The monk of YHVH will seek to master the art of being disengaged from the worldly, while living in this world, which is dominated by the worldly; the Faithless-Godless-Loveless 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 Godless they seemingly hide from.
The circulating monk, or the wandering or revolving monk, would at least, be an effort by an individual to remain disengaged from the world (and the worldly) while migrating within human populated areas: This would put monks in contact with others regularly. But trying to abide among those who daily collude and collaborate with satan's Godless worldly agendas, may find this too disheartening; and the temptations that the Godless endure daily is exhausting to all disciples of Messiah Yeshua.
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 unSaved churched; the antiChrists) remain oblivious to Messiah Yeshua, trapped in their cultural christianization, via blind enculturation and 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.
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 a child to an elderly. Learning is indeed, a lifelong endeavor, but for the (infinitesimal & 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's 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 (Matt 5:14-16; 10:14-16; 13:16-19,20-23; 19:28-30; John 6:43-44). The newly redeemed gravitate away from the world as they actively seek the Elect of YHVH; we all seek to live in simple-living Community.
Conversely, the Godless and the Godless-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.
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 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. That Indwelling acts as a mirror unto the self; it forces us to see deep into the sum of the self. Soon we become a different species (Gen 2:7; 1Co 15:39-44,45-50); we remain human on the outside, but inwardly we disciples live by an entirely different mentality; an entirely different existence on Earth, and then, on into the Resurrection.
Unlike the armed and militarized and paranoid cowards that define the bulk of our species, we disciples (empowered by YHVH Love) become as brave and as passive as our Master on the Cross; 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. The fear that drives the Broadway masses is justified, just not unto Salvation.

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