THEFT

DID YOU KNOW that misapplying the Word of YHVH can become theft?

What if someone told you that Elohim promised you, “I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you,” which is quoting Ezekiel 36:26a? Would you accept it at face value, or would you check it out?

If you go to the thirty-sixth chapter of Ezekiel, you will find that the entire chapter is an End of Days prophesy concerning the ten northern tribes belonging to the house of Israel. As you may know, YHVH vomited them out of the Land for disobedience in 722 B.C.E., and they have been scattered to the four corners of the earth ever since.

Unless you know that you are descended from one of those ten tribes, could you legitimately claim the blessing quoted from Ezekiel 36:26a? And, let’s say that you know for sure that you are a descendant of one of those tribes. Then, would you not have to accept the chapter in its entirety?

Note: Please realize that the above paragraph does not preclude anyone from joining with the people of YHVH, but this particular passage is referring to these specific tribes and their abominations that cost them so dearly, the temporary loss of their Land until its restoration in the End of Days.

Continuing: What are some of the actions surrounding the giving of this new spirit?

For I will take you from the nations and gather you out of all the lands and bring you into your land. There I will sprinkle clean waters on you, and you shall be clean. I will cleanse you from all your uncleanness and from all your idols. And I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give to you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments and do (them). And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers. And you shall be a people to Me, and I will be Elohim to you.” [Ezekiel 36:24-28] “And you will remember your evil ways and your doings that (were) not good, and you will despise yourselves in your own eyes for your iniquities and for your abominations.” [Ezekiel 36:31]

Is it not true that if you claim a blessing that is intended for someone else, you have committed spiritual theft? Would you agree that the words, “I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you,” were spoken to a specific group of people for an appointed time during the End of Days? Knowing this, will you choose to trust the Word of YHVH, or will you choose to trust the word of this popular minister, one highly esteemed by men, both great and small, who has taken Scripture passages out of context?

Is that itself not a warning sign? For Scripture tells us, “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” [Luke 6:26] Remember, the prophets and the apostles were killed for teaching truth! Like the false prophets of old, modern-day preachers are taking something to which they are not entitled in order to make their flocks feel good, but it is a false sense of comfort and security.

If you make the choice to follow the words of a man instead of the words of El Shaddai, haven’t you chosen the traditions of men over the Word of YHVH Himself? Doesn’t that frighten you just a little bit? It should!

“Watch that there not be one robbing you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to the Messiah.” [Colossians 2:8] And what does it mean, “according to the Messiah?” The Messiah said, “And the Word which you hear is not Mine but of the Father who sent Me.” [John 14:24b]

“Then he said to me, ‘This (is) the curse that goes out over the face of the whole earth: Every thief shall be expelled, according to this side (of the scroll); and, every perjurer shall be expelled, according (to) that side of it. I will send out (the curse)’ says YHVH Tsabaot (of hosts); ‘it shall enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name. It shall remain in the midst of his house and consume it, with its timber and stones.’” [Zechariah 5:3-4]

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