They Lie in Wait
(HaSatan Caught Red Handed)
Paul gives us the following warning:
11 And He gave some: emissaries, and some prophets, and some proclaimers, and some
pastors, and some teachers,
12 For the perfecting of the Set-Apart-Ones: for the work of the service; for the
edification of the body of the Messiah,
13 Until all of us become one and the same, in the Trust and in the knowledge of the
Son of Eloah: and one complete man, according to the measure of the stature of the
fullness of the Messiah.
14 And we should not be infants, who are shaken and turned about by every wind of the
deceitful teachings of the sons of men, who by their craftiness are plotting to deceive:
15 But we should be steadfast in our love, that [in] everything we may grow up in the
Messiah, who is the head.
(Eph. 4:11-15 HRV)
The Aramaic word Paul uses for "plot" here is TZ'NA. This is a very significant word in the Aramaic. This word means to set a trap. Jastow defines this word as meaning "to hide" "to retire" "secrecy" in the Talmud it refers to something that is done "with the least publicity possible" (b.M.Kat. 12b; b.San. 75b). The Greek translator rendered the word to mean (as we read in the KJV) "lie in wait".
Paul is saying here that while YHWH has give us that while YHWH has given us emissaries, prophets, proclaimers, pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the Set-Apart-Ones, the work of the service and the edification of the body of the Messiah, there are men who have hidden themselves and act secretly to decieve us away from that these emissaries, prophets, proclaimers, pastors and teachers.
Today I recieved the following notification:
>Brothers & Sisters beware of the above named web site and tile of this blog.
>All this web site is about is the spreading of lies and slander
>about the leaders of the Nazarene Community.
>I fell prey to their tactics after I made a public pledge of financial support
>to Nazarene Space. I was sent an email containing the web site .
>There is nothing there to edify the body of Messiah. The only motives that the creators
>of the evil web site have is to tear down what Yahweh & Yahshua are building in these
>last days before Yahshua returns to gather his assembly to himself
>Shalom to you and yours
>Your brother & servant
>Samuel J Caswell Jr
This is EXACTLY what Paul warns us about... persons that lie in wait, hide and act secretly in an effort to undermine the leaders whom YHWH calls to edify the body of Messiah. In this case we have an individual who has hidden and lied in wait to act secretly in order to spread lies and undermine the leadership. Additionally this individual has committed an act of theft. NazareneSpace is paid for by our supporters with the intent that the website be used to promote this teaching... and the rules for the use of NazareneSpace spefifically prohibet using it to spread Lashon HaRa, so we have an individual who has also stolen the use of this service and attempted to use it for the exact opposite puprose as was the intent of those who have paid for the service intended, and inviolation of the services own rules.
It is important to note that this very word TZ'NA is used by Paul again later in this same letter:
And put on all the armor of Eloah, so that you may be able to stand against the
strategies of Akel Kartza,
(Eph. 6:11 HRV)
The word for "stratagies" here again in the Aramaic is TZ'NA. Here we are told to put on all the armor of Eloah, so we may be able to stand against the TZ'NA of Akel Kartza.
Friends, it is not often that we are able to see the move of the Spirit so clearly.
On July 11th we received the following word of wisdom:
>Dear brother James,
>I have been praying for you a lot lately.
>In response the Set-apart Spirit has spoken to my heart
>and has told me two things. I prayed and asked if I should
>share these with you and to the best of my understanding
>the answer is yes.
>1) Your ministry (Not necessarily what you are currently actively doing)
>is the most important ministry in Heaven's plan to restore
>all things in these last days.
>2) You need to seek Heaven and wait till you get a very specific
>answer as to why your income is down and your burden so great.
>Until you get the answer do not rest. No more excuses,
>no more blaming others for their lack of faithfulness.
>I have personally seen total strangers write checks for $5,000.00 - 100,000.00
>because Heaven told them to do so. The hand of Providence is not short!
>I am begging and pleading with you brother to please follow this advice.
>Right this minute Heaven has the very answer you need.
>Until you humble yourself, wait for the answer and respond in obedience
>you will not advance any further in your life and ministry.
>Sincerely & In Truth
( http://nazarenespace.com/profiles/blogs/wanted-your-intercessory-pr... )
I entered asked you all to join me in prayer and meditation on the issue and came to you with the following response:
I have been praying and meditating on this issue as of late. I am also convinced and convicted (as many of you have told me that you do as well) that this ministry is in fact the most important ministry in YHWH's plan of restoration in these last days.
So why is our income low and our burden so great financially? I believe the answer is to be found in the Scriptures. Yeshua said:
A thief does not come, except to steal,
and to kill, and to destroy.
I have come that they might have life,
and they might have that which is abundant.
(Jn. 10:10 HRV)
There are two forces at work described in this verse. Messiah desires us to have life, and to have abundance, meanwhile the Enemy seeks to kill, steal and destroy.
It should be emphasized here that "Abundant Life" does not always mean monetary wealth, it can mean health, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, fulfilling marriage, personal or family relationships etc..
But my point here is that while Messiah desires to bless us, HaSatan wishes to steal these blessings from us.
If in fact this ministry is the most important ministry in YHWH's plan of restoration in the last days, then it is no surprise that this ministry is also a prime target for HaSatan.
There is a war going on, and we are in the midst of that war. Paul writes:
"Your struggle is not with flesh and blood,
but with principalities and with authorities
and with the possessors of this dark world
and with the evil spirits that are under heaven."
(Eph. 6:12 HRV)
( http://nazarenespace.com/profiles/blogs/the-principalities-and-auth... )
In response to this the following was posted publicly:
>I have been praying with you much over this issue,
>that our Elohim would grant you holy Spirit wisdom.
>(Praise Yahweh Elohim & Yahshua Messiah that I can see
>in this blog that the precious seeds of our prayers have
>begun to sprout. I shall continue to pray with you)
>I have also begun to "see" my money stewardship resposibility
>toward you and this ministry. (Praise Yah) In saying this I point
>no fingers at anyone; for holy Spirit has pointed all my fingers
>at me in this issue.
>My money (all of which has been given to me by heaven) shall
>begin in August (I only receive funds on a monthly basis) to flow
>into this ministry as Yahweh Elohim & Messiah prosper me.
>This is my pledge to Elohim, you and the greater Nazarene Community.
>Your brother & servant
>Samuel J Caswell Jr.
Almost immediately this very person was contacted by an unscrupulous individual who was lying in wait and hiding so as to and act secretly and spread lies, Lashon Hara and slander in an effort to undermine the leadership of this ministry.
It is no coincidence that in recent days we had been moved in this ministry to repost our teachings on the Full Armor of Elohim (http://nazarenespace.com/profiles/blogs/the-full-armor-of-elohim-1 ) which specifically adresses HaSatan's tactic of accusation and slander (as well as his other three primary tactics).
Of course we have just won as single small skirmish in the war, and there is much warfare ahead of us.
Folks I cannot say this strongly enough, we are contending with the enemy on all fronts over here. We depend on your financial support.
HaSatan wishes "to steal and to kill and to destroy" (Jn. 10:10) HaSatan knows the time is short and has stepped up his war with those who proclaim both Torah Observance and Faith in Messiah (the two pillars of Nazarene Judaism) (Rev. 12:12, 17; 13:7). But no weapon forged against us will prosper (Is. 54:17).
Bills are coming due and right now we just do not have the funds to cover them.
We really need our supporters to step up to the plate this week.
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