Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Back to our Hebrew roots," or back to Judaism? (Part 2)

A few years ago, I received a flyer from a fellow minister issuing a call to return Christianity to “its Hebrew roots.” It read as follows:
Imagine that you are in a conference setting. It is the opening service and there is an attitude of expectancy in the air. As the lights dim, the audience begins to grow quiet. At the back of the auditorium four men dressed in Old Testament priestly garments enter the room bearing a replica of the Ark of the Covenant on their shoulders. A man in High Priestly robes blowing a long silver trumpet precedes them. They are followed by a band of worshippers blowing shofars. As the trumpets and shofars sound, the Presence of the Almighty immediately fills the room to a physically palpable level. A roar of praise and worship begins to well up from the congregation. Because God Almighty has been invited, many miracles are instantly manifested. Healings occur without the laying on of hands. There is wholesale deliverance of demonic oppression because darkness and light cannot dwell in the same house. 
For the next two hours there is vibrant praise and rejoicing in the Presence of the Lord! There is no break in intensity as wave after wave of God’s Glory fills the room. For the next two days there is extensive teaching and hands on training on Biblical Restoration of Church Government & Restoration and Understanding our Hebrew Roots. Apostolic principles are taught, as well as transitioning from the Pastoral to the Apostolic. New Testament application and explanation of the Hebrew Feasts are given. 
What has been described is the vision of HaShomer Ministries…. God has commissioned them to be a part of this end-times restoration ministry. They have dedicated their lives to see that this message is brought to the Church in a timely manner. Throughout the conferences there will be vibrant worship, anointed preaching and teaching, prophetic impartation, as well as dynamic manifestation of the Presence of God.

What do you think of this?

1 comment:

  1. I have a MAC sitting in my kitchen that always wants to logon to the wrong wireless network. No matter what I try, it continues to go back to it's default mode (even when I try to change said mode).

    I think human beings have a similar problem. We always want to revert back to legalism, empty rituals and works for our justification. Paul, reminds us, however, that the power of the cross sets us free from the burden of such things.

    My first reaction to the brochure contents was the feeling of burden, and after reading your article you linked to in your previous post, I was reminded as to why. The rituals of the OT are "shadows of things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ." (Colossians 2L16-23) Reverting back for any reason, other than seeing the supremacy of Christ in all things to me seems foolish.