Some people seem to think I'm too rough and gruff and should show more compassion. While that may be true, the thing is, I can't and won't bring myself to ever promote an endless string of "feel-good" messages that veer from Scripture just to make people "feel good!"
I have been telling Biblical TRUTH ever since the day the Ruach opened my spiritual eyes, and I'm not going to change now, just to gain followers or popularity.
So, if you're looking for someone to lie to you concerning His Word, you've got the wrong person - because the truth is, contrary to popular belief, YHWH is NOT kidding around when it comes to His Divine Instructions to humanity!
To make memes that promise He "will bless you if you forward this post to 15 people within the next 10 minutes"; or "He will increase your wealth and bless you" if you tithe to some televangelist (or, like a Hebrew Roots pastor who insists God will bless you if you "give everything you have, even if it means reaching into your 401-K!"); or to promise that He will "protect you from Coronavirus" or any other disease or disaster - well, those are OUTRIGHT LIES originating in TWISTED Scripture!
DOES God bless and save people from disasters? Sure! At His own discretion and often for reasons known only to Him. While at the same time many believers and innocents (babies and young children) are NOT spared from disease or disaster! Many faithful have perished in disasters. How would you explain your fluffy, lying memes or messages to their families?
Have you ever noticed how many Christians and or Hebrew Roots and Messianics have NOT been blessed, and who HAVE succumbed to disease or disasters? Have you ever noticed how many innocent little babies are born with horrific birth defects or with cancer or some other disease?
Why didn't He bless THEM?
Hmmm. Perhaps there's more to "being blessed" and "being protected" than we know.... like, "OBEY Me and all will go well with you," and "curses on those" who blatantly refuse to obey!" Unfortunately nobody wants to hear that Old Testament stuff because, hey, we're all "under grace"!!!
Yes, of COURSE we're under grace - but that didn't remove the need for Believers to OBEY! That "OT stuff" contains ALL of God's original do's and don'ts, and - here's a real shocker - without the OT, the NEW Testament wouldn't even exist!
Here's just a small sampling of the scriptures most seem to ignore:
Deuteronomy 28:15 - "But if you refuse to pay attention to what ADONAI your God says, and do not observe and obey all his mitzvot and regulations which I am giving you today, then all the following curses will be yours in abundance....
Deuteronomy 28:9 - "ADONAI will establish you as a people separated out for himself, as he has sworn to you - IF you will observe the mitzvot of ADONAI your God and follow his ways.
Deuteronomy 29:9 - Therefore, observe the words of this covenant and obey them; SO THAT you can make everything you do prosper.
Deuteronomy 30:10 - "However, all this will happen ONLY IF you pay attention to what ADONAI your God says, so that you obey his mitzvot and regulations which are written in this book of the Torah, if you turn to ADONAI your God with all your heart and all your being.
Deuteronomy 30:16 - in that I am ordering you today to love ADONAI your God, to follow his ways, and to obey his mitzvot, regulations and rulings ; for IF you do, you will live and increase your numbers; and ADONAI your God will bless you in the land you are entering in order to take possession of it.
DO YOU GET THE PICTURE? There are literally hundreds of warnings about OBEDIENCE - yet hardly anyone wants to hear "the negative side" of their willful disobedience. They're all mired in "God loves me" and other "fluff" that leads to the false belief that nothing is required of us in return...
THAT is why I'm forever harping on STUDYING Scripture so we can all get ourselves RIGHT with YHWH, while there's still time. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be very popular, because actual study takes effort.
So, yeah - "fluff" makes one popular; the plain and simple Truth does not. Regardless, it's what I feel He wants me to preach, and I'm never going to stop until He tells me otherwise....