“There is a time when HaShem WILL act – They voided Your Torah.” Psalms 119:126
How do we know we truly are rapidly nearing the end? Just look at the state of the world around us! Everything is collapsing, chaos and debauchery are arising in strength while truth and those who adhere to the truth are shunned, rejected, ridiculed and despised!
The world is being engulfed in chaos not just manmade chaos but natural chaos i.e. weather fluctuations unseen before, earthquakes, droughts, tornadoes, volcanoes, famines and death on every level. Creation itself is groaning under the increasing weight of the sin and rebellion of humanity……just like it did once before i.e. the Days of Noach! Remember, there is nothing new under the sun per Ecclesiastes 1:9 and He reveals the end out of the beginning per Isaiah 46:10!
People appear to be completely oblivious to seeing the connection between the rising chaos and the rising debauchery being embraced by society! The more the debauchery is embraced and being promoted as normal, the more the earth and creation itself reacts! You would think people would get a clue and recognize this but sadly most just continue to march on as if all is well to their destruction!
With this said, it is my hope to be able to show why all these events are happening and also to prove we are absolutely at the end awaiting the return of our Messiah…may it be so very soon! But before we can jump into this, always remember the following unchanging characteristics of HaShem for they are vital, especially now in these wicked and evil times we live in:
- HaShem never changes per Num 23:19/Mal 3:6/Hebrews 13:8/James 1:17
- His Word is firmly established per Psalm 119:89
- He reveals the end out of the beginning per Is 46:10
- He does nothing without first revealing it to His prophets per Amos 3:7
- He says there is nothing new under the sun per Ecclesiastes 1:9
- He says His Torah is the ONLY truth there is per Psalms 119:142
- He says His Torah is a tree of life and eternal per Proverbs 3:18-19 and Psalm 119:160
- He says His Torah is perfect and restores the soul per Psalm 19:7
- He says His Torah makes the simple one wise per Psalm 19:7
- He says His Torah Is freedom and liberty per Psalm 119:45 and James 1:25
- He says His Torah is the only good doctrine there is Proverbs 4:2
- He says His Torah will add length of days and years of life and peace per Proverbs 3:2
- He says all of the ways of His Torah are ways of pleasantness and peace per Proverbs 3:17
- He says His Torah is for our good and well-being per Deuteronomy 6:24
- He says His Torah is health for our lives per Proverbs 3:8
- He says His Torah is life to our soul and a graceful ornament for our neck per Prov 3:22
- He says His Torah is better than pearls and all desires cannot compare to it per Prov 8:11
- He says those who walk with His Torah are praiseworthy per Psalms 119:1
- He says observing His Torah is how we purify our path per Psalms 119:9
- He says His Torah is better than thousands in gold and silver per Psalms 119:72
- He says His Torah brings abundant peace to those who love Him and His Torah per Psalms 119:165
- He says there is one Torah for all per Exodus 12:49/Leviticus 24:22
- He says those who hate His Torah love death per Proverbs 8:36
- He says His Torah is the way of faith per Psalms 119:29-30
- He says His Torah makes us wiser than our enemies per Psalms 119:98
- He says His Torah is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path per Psalms 119:105
- He says one who finds His Torah has found life per Proverbs 8:35
- He says one who finds His Torah has found favor from HaShem per Proverbs 8:35
- He says Messiah Yeshua is the GOAL of His Torah, meaning without His Torah, Messiah cannot be known per Romans 10:4
- He says if we had believed Moshe/Torah, we would have believed Messiah per John 5:46
The chaos we see around us in all its disastrous forms boils down to one simple concept: TRUTH vs LIES! It really is this simple! The biblical definition of the Truth is literally the Torah of HaShem per Psalms 119:142! HaShem Himself is the Truth per Jeremiah 10:10 since the Torah comes from Him, which means to reject HaShem and His Torah is to reject the only truth there is and all that remains is the lie!
What is truth? The Hebrew word for ‘Truth’ is ‘Emet’! We know HaShem is truth and we know His Torah is the only truth there is! Tractate Shabbos 55a from the Talmud Bavli says “The seal of the Holy One, Blessed is He, is Truth!” An excerpt from the book ‘The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet’ on page 216 says “A seal is a guarantee that an agreement is firm and will be carried out. The seal of a flesh and blood king may be nullified, as Haman’s sealed decree was nullified by King Ahasuerus in Esther 8:5. Not so is the seal of HaShem, the Infinite One Whose wisdom encompasses the entire future, and Whose decrees are valid at all times. HaShem may take counsel with His Heavenly Court, but the final decision is His alone and will not change. His seal of Truth is synonymous with a stamp of permanency. Truth is unlike other phenomena in Creation. Referring to the uniqueness of truth, HaShem is the absolute Truth. By definition Truth is eternal; it cannot be nullified nor voided, nor can it be distorted by falsehood. Unlike fire that can be extinguished or water that evaporates, Truth never ceases to exist.”
So, when King David declares in Psalms 119:160 “The very beginning of Your Word (Torah) is Truth”, does this imply HaShem’s Truth can be rendered obsolete, tossed aside and replaced as Replacement Theology teaches today? Keep this in mind!
Consider what HaShem tells us as it pertains to the coming of the Lawless One i.e. the One WITHOUT the Torah otherwise known as the False Messiah: “The coming of the LAWLESS ONE (Without the Torah) is according to the working of Satan, with ALL power and signs and wonders of FALSEHOOD, and with ALL DECEIT of unrighteousness in those perishing, BECAUSE THEY DID NOT RECEIVE THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH (TORAH), IN ORDER FOR THEM TO BE SAVED.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10.
First and foremost let stop right here before examining these two verses in depth and remind everyone, Torah does NOT save anyone, it was never designed to do so. Salvation has always, from day one, been about faith/belief in HaShem! First we believe and HaShem considers it righteousness, THEN we learn to walk in righteousness i.e. His Torah as the evidence of our faith and because we love HaShem! I digress.
Notice in these verses in 2 Thessalonians above, HaShem specifies that the coming of the Lawless One or the Torahless One, is a process which has been prepared since HaShem announced His plan for the redemption of mankind! Further, HaShem is reiterating the doctrine of this one is a doctrine teaching Replacement Theology i.e. Without the Torah, which again is why I am convinced this Lawless/Torahless One is none other than the Jesus Christ of Christendom simply because his doctrine is what? Replacement Theology i.e. the Torah has been rendered obsolete, the Feasts of HaShem have been changed to Christmas/Easter/Etc, Shabbat has been changed to Sunday or any ole day of the week except for the Seventh Day and everything HaShem declared in the beginning has now been rendered obsolete and tossed aside replaced by ‘Grace’. Now I have done several Ops over the years discussing this topic in depth so I won’t repeat myself, so if you are interested, feel free to go look them up. The point is, this False Messiah and his Replacement Theology doctrine has been working on the scene in the world for thousands of years!
Next, notice HaShem says this False Messiah acts with all power and signs and wonders and for what purpose? To deceive the masses! Point is, we have to compare all the signs and wonders with the Torah of HaShem to determine if they are legit or another lie being foisted upon the world! Further, He says this False Messiah acts with all deceit of unrighteousness! Again, what is unrighteousness as defined by the Bible? It is acts which are against the Torah of HaShem…righteousness is walking in the Torah and unrighteousness is walking apart from the Torah, going about according to what is right to each person and not HaShem and where does that lead? He says so here in this verse i.e. perishing!
What empowers this False Messiah to get stronger and stronger? “BECAUSE THEY (The People) DID NOT RECEIVE THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH (TORAH), IN ORDER FOR THEM TO BE SAVED.” In other words, the people/humanity reject HaShem and His Torah, then this False Messiah gets stronger and stronger! Are the people of America today rejecting HaShem and His Torah i.e. embracing lawlessness and unrighteousness? Sadly yes very much so thus we see the chaos increasing.
Here is a question to consider: Are the majority of the churches of Christendom today teaching a positive message about the Torah of HaShem? Absolutely not! Most are teaching Replacement Theology and the doctrine of the False Messiah, unknowingly of course and why? Because they did not receive the love of the Truth i.e. the Torah of HaShem! Keep this in mind!
Next HaShem says “And for this reason Elohim SENDS THEM A WORKING OF DELUSION, FOR THEM TO BELIEVE THE FALSEHOOD, IN ORDER THAT ALL SHOULD BE JUDGED WHO DID NOT BELIEVE THE TRUTH (TORAH), BUT HAVE DELIGHTED IN THE UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.” 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12.
Yikes! So for the reason of the people rejecting the Truth of HaShem i.e. His Torah, HaShem then sends, or better translated as allows to come upon them a strong delusion for them to believe the lies, in order that all should be judged because they did not believe the Truth (Torah), but delighted in rejecting HaShem and His Torah! In my opinion, HaShem is saying those who have had repeated calls and opportunities by HaShem to come out of the Replacement Theology indoctrination centers and embrace His Torah and those people continuously refuse and reject the calls, then at some point the red line is crossed and HaShem then sends or allows a strong delusion upon them in which they cannot then do anything other than believe the lies to their destruction. People may say that is cruel of HaShem to do so, no it isn’t cruel in the least. HaShem is the Sovereign of the Universe! He has gone to great lengths for each and every person to have the opportunity on multiple occasions to embrace the Truth, some answer the call and others refuse…in each case it is free will!
On a side note, the Hebrew word for ‘Delusion’ is the word ‘Ta’ah’ and it means “The wrong manner of life, led astray, straying about, seducing, corrupting, imposter, to wander, go astray due to outside influence, stagger from being intoxicated, stray without rest.”
What is very interesting is the definition of the delusion is to stray from HaShem without rest as compared too what HaShem promises in Psalms 94 when He says “And whom for Your Torah you teach him, TO GIVE REST TO HIM, FROM THE DAYS OF EVIL.” Again, we see walking in the Torah of HaShem gives rest while walking opposed to HaShem and His Torah brings chaos!
Also I find it very interesting this same word for ‘delusion’ is used in Romans 1:27 which says “And likewise, the men also, having left natural relations with woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men, committing indecency and receiving back the reward which was due for they STRAYING.” My point is, homosexuality and all the filthy behaviors and insanity which goes with it, is at the heart of this delusion and what do we see consuming America today? Remember the Days of Noach and Sodom and Gomorrah? Homosexuality and all the insanity which goes with it consumed them as well and what happened? Well, here we are again just as He said it would and we are witnessing the country collapse! Okay, back on track!
I have heard people say over the years they thought it was cruel for HaShem to have placed the two trees in the Garden of Eden i.e. the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. We have to consider and understand His Word from the Jewish perspective to properly see what He is doing in the Garden. By placing man in the Garden, He tells man he is free to eat from where he wishes, as much as he wishes, only from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil man is to restrain himself from. By HaShem placing that tree in the Garden, it is to be a constant reminder to man of the Sovereignty of HaShem, that man must always submit to HaShem and His rule in order to live and always acknowledge that everything man has is from HaShem and HaShem alone! It is the same concept here in 2 Thessalonians with Him sending a strong delusion to those who repeatedly reject HaShem and His authority.
We read this concept again in Romans 1:28 which says “And even as they did not think it worthwhile to possess the knowledge of HaShem i.e. His Torah, Elohim gave them over to a worthless mind, to do what is improper.”
2 Timothy 4:3-4 reiterates this “For there shall be a time when they shall not bear sound teaching (Reject the Torah of HaShem), but according to their OWN desires, they shall heap up for themselves teachers tickling the ear (Christendom’s Replacement Theology doctrine), and they shall indeed turn their ears away from the TRUTH (Torah) and be turned aside to myths (Christendom is definitely full of erroneous myths and fables).”
What is the opposite of hearing the Torah of HaShem? It is idolatry! HaShem constantly in His Word says and I am paraphrasing, that idolatry is beyond foolish and a waste of time because idols do nothing for anyone other than lead someone to their ruin and destruction. We read constantly of Israel, at times, embracing idolatry and it always had a disastrous outcome because idolatry is the denial of HaShem as being the Sovereign of the Universe, the ONLY ONE there is for He shares His glory with no one! My point is, to reject HaShem and His Torah is by default the epitome of idolatry.
What is more idolatrous than the doctrine of the False Messiah in which he teaches the Torah is rendered obsolete, the Feasts of HaShem are changed and now Santa and the Easter Rabbit are the focus, Shabbat can be any day any one wishes and to worship Jesus Christ who has replaced HaShem? This is why when this False Messiah arrives on scene I am convinced he is going to say he is either Jesus Christ or he has come in the name of Jesus Christ and the majority of the world will happily run and embrace him because he has already laid the foundation i.e. Replacement Theology.
There is a very interesting quote from the Mishnah from Tractate Sotah 9.15 when describing the world just before Messiah shows up which says “In the footsteps of the Messiah i.e. when the Messiah is about to come, insolence will multiply and honor will disappear, the vine will give its fruit but wine will be expensive, the government will be transformed into heresy, and there will be no admonishing, the Council House will become a house of harlotry. The Galilee will be destroyed, the Gavlan will be devastated. The people of the frontier will make the round of the city begging and will find no mercy. The wisdom of the scribes will become corrupt. The fearers of sin will be despised. THE TRUTH WILL DISAPPEAR. Youths will shame the faces of the old, old men will stand up before children. The son dishonors the father, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law, a man’s enemies are the people of his own house (Micah 7:6). The son will not be ashamed from his Father. And on whom can we lean? On our Father Who is in Heaven.” Does this quote from the Mishnah not sound like today?
So, the Torah of HaShem is obsolete? Really? Can you see just how dangerous, offensive, destructive, seducing and absurd Replacement Theology Torah hating doctrine truly is? It tickles the ears and strokes the ego while whispering smooth and pleasant words into the hearts and minds of the people such as ‘Did HaShem really say?’ Or more common in today’s age “Well, Paul said in Galatians the people were foolish for obeying the Law!” Remember, who is it the Adversary is most focused on destroying in the End of Days? “And the Dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to fight with the remnant of her seed, THOSE GUARDING THE COMMAND OF HASHEM (TORAH) AND POSSESSING THE WITNESS OF YESHUA MESSIAH!” Why is he enraged? Because the remnant didn’t fall for the lie of Replacement Theology and he sees the remnant as a major threat to his doctrine!
Consider Revelation 14:12 which says “Here is the endurance of the set apart ones, here are those GUARDING THE COMMANDS OF HASHEM (TORAH) AND THE BELIEF IN YESHUA!”
One more from Revelation 22:14 which says “Blessed are those DOING HIS COMMANDS (TORAH), so that the authority shall be theirs unto the Tree of Life, and to enter through the gates into the city.” Remember the Garden of Eden, HaShem tells Adam and Eve to obey His command and they would have access to everything! Now in the end, does HaShem issue something new? Nope! Its the same command only this time humanity will obey it and we will live forever with HaShem in the Olam Haba i.e. the World to Come, Baruch HaShem! Don’t get caught up in the delusion! Stay close to HaShem and take hold of His Torah for it truly is a tree of life to those who take hold of it! Salvation is only by faith, but Torah is how to walk by that faith! Know Torah = Know Messiah Yeshua, No Torah = No Messiah Yeshua! May it be so very soon in our days!!
Much to consider!
- The Scriptures from the Institute for Scripture Research
- The Milstein Edition Chumash by Artscroll
- The Writings Psalms by Artscroll
- Tractate Sotah of the Kehati Mishnah
- Tractate Shabbat Steinsaltz Talmud Bavli
- The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet by Artscroll