[ Letter to the Brethren ]
 

Dearly Beloved Brethren In Yahshua The Messiah,

It is time for us to hear the Word of Almighty Yahweh and understand what is presently happening to Yahweh's spiritual people. Prophecy is being fulfilled! Our very existence depends on what we do. War is being waged! Satan is attacking!

Rev 12:7-12; And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our Elohim and the authority of His Messiah have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our Elohim day and night. And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. "For this reason, rejoice O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.

Satan and his angels have been cast down to the earth. He has come with great wrath accusing the true brethren. We must overcome through the blood of the Lamb of Yahweh. This is the beginning of the persecution of Yahweh’s saints and it is happening now!

Remember, Yahweh is not the accuser of the brethren. Satan is! At times we all have sinned and fallen short. Satan never forgets our past sins. He accuses us before Yahweh. When we repent, we have the precious blood of Yahshua to cleanse us from all sin. Do not let the accuser of the brethren dredge up the past and falsely accuse you or others.

Yahweh’s Word shows that there must be at least two credible witnesses against the accused. The false ones play fast and loose, making the rules as they go. Where are the credible witnesses?

Deut 19:15-21 A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed. If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing, then both the men who have the dispute shall stand before Yahweh, before the priests and the judges who will be in office in those days. The judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness and he has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him just as he had intended to do to his brother. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you. The rest will hear and be afraid, and will never again do such an evil thing among you. Thus you shall not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

The accuser has planted his representatives within the congregation. They target specific brethren, and falsely accuse them in order to dominate, or drive them away. They are successful because of a fear to oppose them.

We give this testimony based on what has happened to many brethren. It is not our intention to stoop to their level. We therefore, are not, and have not, dealt with specific instances of their wrongs. We recognize that, for the most part, the brethren know what is going on. Don't remain in denial! What is happening is plain for all to see!

False prophets have crept in among Yahweh’s people. They have taken control of the leadership and are falsely accusing the dedicated brethren. This is the fulfillment of prophecy!

2 Peter 2:1-3 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

Who would have thought that those in responsible positions within the congregation would fulfill this scripture in these end-times. Certainly not any of us! And yet, it is happening now! People we love and held in great respect are oppressing Yahweh’s people. They are destroying anyone they perceive as a threat to their power base. We know this because we have experienced it. Satan, through his representatives, has attacked us with great wrath, and we have been falsely accused and maligned by their terrible lies.

For the last several years these false prophets have threatened Yahweh’s people from the pulpit. This has created a reign of terror that is unrestrained. Those who offer a voice of reason against this atrocity have been, and will continue to be, put out of the congregation. These destroyers continually use strong arm tactics in opposition to Yahweh’s love. They rule with fear as they brow beat the flock. They use their authority as a weapon against those they believe oppose them. They have gone the way of anti-messiah as they preach love yet practice hatefulness. Yahshua taught love. Even to our enemies. Anything else denies the confession of faith that Yahshua is the Word of Yahweh and that he is the Messiah.

1 John 4:1-6; Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from Yahweh, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of Yahweh: every spirit that confesses that Yahshua Messiah has come in the flesh is from Yahweh; and every spirit that does not confess Yahshua is not from Yahweh; this is the spirit of the anti-messiah, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. You are from Yahweh, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from Yahweh; he who knows Yahweh listens to us; he who is not from Yahweh does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

Brethren, do you truly know Yahweh? Are you listening to what Yahweh’s Holy Spirit is revealing, or are you in denial regarding what is happening in the congregation? Remember, Yahweh is love, not hate. Those who are of the Messiah will not hate or treat the brethren in a hateful way. Yahshua taught, By their fruits you shall know them. Yahweh’s true Philadelphia assembly members strive to show love towards everyone, especially brethren!

1 John 4:7-5:1; Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from Yahweh; and everyone who loves is born of Yahweh and knows Yahweh. The one who does not love does not know Yahweh, for Yahweh is love. By this the love of Yahweh was manifested in us, that Yahweh has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved Yahweh, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if Yahweh so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen Yahweh at any time; if we love one another, Yahweh abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Yahshua is the Son of Yahweh, Yahweh abides in him, and he in Yahweh. We have come to know and have believed the love which Yahweh has for us. Yahweh is love, and the one who abides in love abides in Yahweh, and Yahweh abides in him. By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because He first loved us. If someone says, "I love Yahweh," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love Yahweh whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves Yahweh should love his brother also.

The terrible mistreatment of brethren over the years is evidence of the hatefulness the false prophets have exhibited. They no longer know Yahweh. In fact, they are doing the devil's work. It pains us to say such things because we love those people. Yet, it must be said. It is the truth! Their fruits are the proof!

Matt 7:15-23 Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? "So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits. Not everyone who says to Me, "Master, Master," will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, "Master, Master, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' "And then I will declare to them, "I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS."

The lawlessness of these people is their opposition to the love of Yahweh. They are deluded in thinking they are doing Yahweh’s will as they bring forth evil fruit. Mistreatment and false accusations against the brethren is, without question, rotten fruit.

They dominate with intimidation and terror. In the congregation, many brethren literally sit in fear of what these vicious leaders may do to them. Many have resolved to wait for Yahweh to intervene and change things. We were among them! They dominate the flock without restraint, humility, or mercy.

1 Peter 5:1-5 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Messiah as well as a partaker in the glory that is to be revealed. Tend the flock of Yahweh that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly, not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd is manifested you will obtain the unfading crown of glory. Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for "Yahweh opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

This overbearing leadership has no humility. Instead, they exalt themselves in worship services even above Yahweh and Yahshua. They demand the congregation cower before them. They expect people to find their way into the truth, then blindly follow and question nothing. Questioning them means you are not supporting the leadership and therefore are a problem. Problems are dealt with harshly! People must without hesitation obey this tyrannical leadership. They say "jump" and don't ask "why" just "how high"?

This has all been foretold. Apparently, this is the beginning of the final test of our faith. It will be extremely difficult. However, with Yahweh’s help and the support of the true brethren, we will overcome. Yahshua says, "rejoice!"

Matt 5:10-12 Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Don't be afraid! Take a stand for truth and rejoice in persecution. We are being judged and reviled for Yahshua's Name. "Yahshua" means Yahweh is salvation. Remember, as long as we are faithful to Yahweh we will receive the salvation that comes through Yahshua.

Judgment has begun at the house of Elohim. That judgment goes forth like the ripples from a stone thrown into a pond. Judgment will eventually reach all the brethren and then will come upon this world. We are blessed in all that we suffer.

1 Peter 4:12-19 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Messiah, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. If you are reviled for the name of Messiah, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of Yahweh rests on you. Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler; but if anyone suffers as a despised believer, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify Yahweh in this name. For it is time for judgment to begin with the house of Elohim (Bethel); and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the good tidings of Yahweh? AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE LAWLESS MAN AND THE SINNER? Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of Yahweh shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

Brethren, we love you. It is our hope that we can get through this ordeal and gain the Kingdom. Know that Yahweh has not forgotten his people. He is opening doors for us so that we can leave the corruption and have a place of refuge with our spiritual brethren. It is time for us to come to grips with what is happening and separate ourselves from these sinful, oppressive people. Don’t be afraid to come out. Salvation is not to be found in a tyrannical, oppressive organization. They only have power if we allow it! We are responsible for our own salvation!

Phil 2:12-13 So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is Yahweh who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

Brethren, it is time for each of us to accept that responsibility. We must do as Peter said and serve Yahweh rather than men. These false leaders use fear to gain and maintain power over the people. They twist the Scriptures to their own destruction as they dominate others with fear and intimidation. Remember, Yahweh is love and perfect love casts out all fear! Don't let them pervert Yahweh’s Word to destroy you and your family. Do not let corrupt leaders rule over you. Yahweh, our Spiritual Father, and Yahshua, the head of the assembly, must rule over those who rule over us. Yahweh does not give power and authority to corrupt leaders. Don't allow these wicked leaders to misuse passages such as Matthew 16:13-20 and Hebrews 13:7-17 to fearfully hold you in their power.

Brethren, there is safe haven for you! Yahweh is moving the spiritual, Philadelphia assembly out of this corruption. Our love of Yahweh and the brethren has led us to communicate with you. Please consider and pray over what we have conveyed and take it to heart. Realize that you are not alone. You have brethren who love you and are concerned with your welfare. We are here for you! With Yahweh’s help we can turn the curse of this persecution into a blessing!

As mentioned earlier, Satan has come down upon us with great wrath. Some of us experienced that wrath at the hands of these same false brethren. Some have also experienced it directly from the adversary himself. Satan has attacked some as he did Job. We wait on Yahweh for healing. We know some shall wait in the grave for our Savior's return. Pray for those who are under attack by Satan and his minions. We must have faith that Yahweh will heal the afflicted, in Yahshua's Name. Please exercise your faith by putting it into practice. We must trust our faithful and loving Father.

If Yahweh wills that some of us would go to the grave, please keep the faith and remember those faithful brethren. It has been our great pleasure to serve our Heavenly Father Yahweh and his beloved Son, Yahshua. The ordeal that we face has given us the spiritual strength to serve Yahweh even to the end. HalleluYah!!

In Yahshua's Name,

Your Brothers And Sisters At Yahweh’s Truth

*All scripture quoted from the NASUV except where otherwise noted. Sacred Names have been inserted, Emphasis ours.