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In my December 2019 film ‘Moriel 2020: A Fetid Stench‘, I suggested Jacob Prasch’s Moriel Ministries would likely in 2020 cease operating in the UK and the USA due to complaints being put in to the Charities Commission in the UK and to the IRS in America because of various financial irregularities that have been […]
Just a few more facts concerning Moriel, Jacob Prasch and David Lister’s questionable dealings with their finances https://www.register.charities.govt.nz/Charity/CC29661?fbclid=IwAR0pq1eSnbPog5ELDhlvlaPzirf6N-PH_-sPXtUT-0FOeAYCZEE7WGaOSaM
One thing known to all of us, is, that we truly do need to be in fellowship with others that are liked minded. Especially when it comes to the deception that is rampant in the church today. For some of us, we just don’t fit anymore, seems like we have forever been altered by what God has brought us through, we feel misshapen and out of place in the pews today. The believers who sit around us, don’t get us. They think we’re odd, out of place, don’t understand why we don’t enter the worship like they do or the church programs, or get involved in the churches politics. We speak of deception in the churches and they look at us like we are literally from another planet. While they may agree with it, if they listen, they have a look of…” what does that have to do with me?….can we get back to the plans for the ladies luncheon or what event our small group is planning???”…… Like a round peg shoved into a square hole and they desire for us to fit into it but we don’t, we can’t.
Psalms 133:1-3 A song of degrees of David. Behold how good and how pleasant for brethren to dwell together in unity!
UNITY: assemble- alike (Strongs)
It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the shirts of his garments;
As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon; the mountains of Zion: for there the LROD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Although we realize that even within the institutional church today there remains believers that are certainly part of the body of Christ. It has become apparent that for many of us who have come out of deception and the institutional church; that it’s not an option to enter back in. We need to truly understand that although we are still a part of the body of Christ, just as those believers who still remain and attend an institutional church are also, we don’t necessarily mix or function well together. We are vastly different in that we now: function, think, walk, talk, operate from a point that is almost foreign and alien to those who go to a church. We are truly a different part of the body and for us to try and acclimate ourselves again to the church “climate” is impossible, for some of us. And that’s ok, we need to try and connect with others of the “same part” (likeminded) of the body of Christ so that we can strengthen and support each other and grow in Him. It’s explained clearly in:
1 Corinthians 12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.
The entire chapter speaks of our differences and yet all of us are in Him. So it stands to reason that we, who are outside the institutional church aren’t going to fit. We are part of that body that attends one; but we are like a finger trying to fit and grow on a foot, it’s not where we belong. The need to find likeminded believers who have gone through similar things and have an understanding of them is necessary and that can share what God has done for them through it all. We are a part of the whole body of Christ but parts, (in particular) that need each other. We don’t fit any place else, we won’t function properly, we won’t be able to benefit the body if we are not where we are supposed to be.
Eph. 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
We generally don’t see Baptist’s going to a Charismatic church every week or vice versa. Yet they are both considered “parts” of the body of Christ. I hope that all would agree on this. They both stay within the part of the body they belong to and function accordingly and appropriately as intended. So too, I’m beginning to see this also, with those of us who have come out of false doctrine and false teaching and are outside the institutional church walls.
I understand that many or most will look at this and not get it. I’m trying to figure things out within myself and just putting it out there so if anyone wants to weight in, feel free.
One thing known to all of us, is, that we truly do need to be in fellowship with others that are liked minded. Especially when it comes to the deception that is rampant in the church today. For some of us, we just don’t fit anymore, seems like we have forever been altered by what God has brought us through, we feel misshapen and out of place in the pews today. The believers who sit around us, don’t get us. They think we’re odd, out of place, don’t understand why we don’t enter the worship like they do or the church programs, or get involved in the churches politics. We speak of deception in the churches and they look at us like we are literally from another planet. While they may agree with it, if they listen, they have a look of…” what does that have to do with me?….can we get back to the plans…
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Dracula Prasch—the fiend extraordinaire—waxes worse and worse and dost continue to wreak havoc upon ministries of The Most High God, with arguments that faileth; yet by his lips they recur most frequent. Consequently I approach Dracula Prasch’s ivory crypt, and … Continue reading
Theology is not simply a systematic doctrinal belief; it is also what we implement into our lives as a lifestyle. We always act out our true doctrinal beliefs. Often, pastors as well as believers have an uncandid way of presenting … Continue reading
May this time and season bring blessings, comfort and joy as we look forward to Christ’s return. Praying that in the new year we all draw closer to Christ and His Word.
There are numerous posts and articles concerning this tragic situation that continues to blind the eyes of many but we continue to pray that more will awake to the deep deception and lies that churches like Bethel produce and feed … Continue reading
As an accompanying piece to the previous video which deconstructed Jacob Prasch’s false narratives surrounding his and his ministry Moriel’s work in 2019, I made this video which tries to imagine the type of thing Prasch and his cult will get up to in the coming 2020 via extrapolating from what we’ve seen them do in 2019. […]
an open letter to Mr. Prasch and Pastor Marco (with enhancements for the reader)
— 1 John 2:27
” In regard to your use of “midrash” Jacob, You have clearly substituted MIDRASH (the “searching” of men) for “revealing” of the Holy Spirit. This is evidenced by your misconception of the use of “ereunao” (which you assume this to mean Midrash exegesis in the New Testament) in John 5:39 of which Jesus tells the Pharisees their “deep searching” (or Midrash) is useless because they do not know God’s voice. (Ironically you use this as an example of what Midrash is which speaks volumes to your own blindness just as they were blind). In other words, the ” hidden meaning” and the “deep searching” of the intellectual Rabbis’ blinded them from simply knowing God and hearing his voice.
37 “And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, 38 nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent. 39 You study the Scriptures diligently (Ereunao) because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” (John 5:37-40)
It is used again John 7:52 to once again denote the blindness of the “deep searching” of the Pharisees who could not recognize the Messiah from their “midrash exegesis” of the scriptures, because they were spiritually blind. (They tell Nicodemus to go “Ereunao” the scriptures to realize Yeshua was not the Messiah). It is very clear what Yeshua thought about their “midrash exegesis” and how it blinded them.
50 Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked, 51 “Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?”52 They replied, “Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it,(Ereunao) and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee.” (John 7:50-51)
The rest of the times Ereunao is used it is in conjunction with the “revealing” and “searching” of the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) who searches, reveals (in his own time) and teaches ALL those who receive him. This was most definitely not dependent upon “Jewish Exegesis” but the sole means of the Holy Spirit who reveals all things in his time and according to his will.
“Just like Hebrew words “Zohar”, “Talmud”, “Cabala” (which obviously do not endorse the later Rabbinic works) are found in the Old Testament, the term “Midrash” likewise found twice in 2 Chronicles 13:22 and 24:27, has no connection or endorsement with the exegesis of the Rabbis except that the development of the exegetical technique was solely formulated to take the place of the Holy Spirit during the 400 years of Silence they suffered.
“Midrash Halakha” (The confused legalism on the levitical Law that made the pharisees add all of their own rules and rituals which Jesus hated and called “traditions of Men”) and Haggadah (their fables and myths they added to the narratives) became ways the Rabbis could attempt to speak on behalf of God in the absence of the Holy Spirit which brought much sectarian debate and confusion. This Midrash was part of the Jewish traditions that both Jesus and Paul referred to negatively as the “traditions of men”
As you call the Genesis Rabah a “classic work of Midrash”, you are endorsing the pseudo words of God, the fables of men that sought to take the place of the Holy Spirit. A forgery of God’s masterpiece well painted (by human standards) by the Rabbis, poetic and enjoyable to read, but none the less it is the imaginations of men not the revelation of God. (Dr. Lawerence Schiffman explains bellow what “Midrash Haggadah” was from the Qumran “Dead Sea scrolls” of which Prasch often refers to. Schiffman calls it “rewritten bible” because the Rabbi’s would interpolate their own myths.
Therefore, even if there are any similarities between the New Testament writers, and the rabbinical exegesis, we must assume that Midrash is NOT “The Key” of biblical understanding as you have stated, it is first and foremost the Holy Spirt who gives understanding to those who truly know God and the Son Yeshua. If you do not display evidence of the Holy Spirit in your life, then searching the scriptures is as a blind exercise that will profit you nothing. We need the “Spirit and the Word” and not “Midrash and the Word”.
(Please check soon for part two and part three)
Prof. Schiffman’s official page http://lawrenceschiffman.com/resources/videos/
John Ellicott Bible Commentary on John 5 https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/john-5.html#39
Greek reference (2045, ereunaó) https://biblehub.com/greek/2045.htm