What exactly is tolerance? Is tolerance a Biblical principle and if so, how are we to apply it in our lives? How tolerant should we as believers be? What can be tolerated and what not? These are all questions we are confronted with when we consider this theme. I have come to believe that the modern version of tolerance is a deception. This deception could not only prevent people from hearing the truth, but also encourage them to continue in sin. Instead of me giving you my opinion, let us see how our Heavenly Father sees tolerance.
We are often told that the scepter has been entrusted to Judah based on Genesis 49:9-10. However, if you follow the advice we gave you last week and reread these verses, you will see that these verses tell you that the scepter will pass from Judah. I believe that this has already happened and Judah no longer has the scepter or the ruler’s staff. Y’shua has taken this back from Judah and His followers now follow Him alone. Do not confuse the ruler with “the chosen people”! Israel is and always will be YHVH’s chosen people. Judah and Ephraim will always be a part of Israel, as will the “gentiles” that add themselves to YHVH and His covenants as bondservants. Allow me to be your alarm clock and wake you up.
As a result of my previous discussion regarding the end-time deceptions, I have been having discussions with several people regarding their experiences. These include a couple we met when we went to Jerusalem for Pesach and the Feast of Unleavened Bread earlier this year. They are in the land of Israel now for a while and they shared with us some of their experiences. I have convinced them to put these experiences into a document and they have agreed to allow me to post it on our blog. I hope that their experiences will give you some additional insight into some of the challenges that you could face when living in the land of Israel.
In the last couple of weeks and months we have seen some more end-time prophecies and conspiracy theories doing the rounds and leading a lot of believers astray. When we are thinking about these end time topics, were are in good company. The disciples of our Master were also discussing the topic, but they had the advantage of asking Him the question directly. They asked Him how we will know that the end of age has come. Lots of us can easily quote His words on earthquakes and rumours of wars, but most miss the first part of His instruction. This article will do a more detailed study on this first part of the answer that most believers seem to miss. – Take heed that no one leads you astray!