Truth Fellowship 2019
July 2019 in Memphis, TN
What does it mean to “Fellowship"?” The English word fellowship (friendly association with those who share same interests) is played out in many ways in today’s modern western culture. Going to sporting events, movies, a bar, a night club, church or even a job, people are coming together with other who have the same interests, regardless of their race or believes. The question we must truly ask is, “Who is getting the esteem when these gatherings take place? For those who say the love the heavenly Father and follow scripture, we know coming together in TRUTH to esteem YaHuWaH is key! Friends come together on a Friday night after work in the name of HAPPY HOUR, all to drink their sorrows away. They hammer back a few, take Uber home and then pass out, waking up the next day not remembering what happened all to repeat the process next Friday. This insane, short lived high only masks the real issue, which is NO long term ShaLuWM.
16 then they that feared YaHuWaH spake often one to another: and YaHuWaH hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared YaHuWaH, and that thought upon HIS NAME.
This goes to show that when YaHuWaH’s elect gather in HIS name, a book of remembrance is written. In the ancient times, coming together to fellowship in YaHuWaH’s name was a required practice among the culture of the ABaRiY, including apostle ShAuWL (Paul).
42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Lets take a look at the English word “fellowship” which in the ABaRiY (Negro / Hebrew) is H2266 חבר (these ABaRiY letters "חבר" transliterated into English consonants is "RBK" or "KhaBaR").
After making time to educated ourselves on how the ABaRiY people used the word KhaBaR (fellowship), we read the MaShPaChaH in the truth joined, united, allied and leagued together despite the distance between them. For all those in Babylon who proudly forsake the assembling of the body or say that YaHuWaH’s people are in error for coming together, scripture continues to prove what is true. Now DON'T get it twisted, scripture reminds us that when two or three are gathered in his name, there he will be. But joyfully coming together (when possible) with the others who are in body of MaShiYaCh YaHuWShuWA (outside the comfort of your bubble) is powerful. Why? because this is what the ancients did! Bonding, communing and testing the RuWaCh are critical. Anyone can facade in life or on social media but making time to bond and connect with MaShPaChaH requires selflessness and vulnerability. We are all busy in life but the things of YaHuWaH come first. It’s like the ones who join mega churches because they can hide in the crowd, and avoid accountability for their life choices.
If the early MaShPaChaH cheerfully traveled on foot, donkey or horse, there is NO excuses in today modern world of transportation. Scripture reminds us that apostle ShAuWL had a great desire to come together and KhaBaR with the MaShPaChaH in Thessalonica (known today as the city of Thessaloniki). There were contentions and RuWaCh warfare going on within the assembly of Thessalonica and ShAuWL was adamant on cleaning up YaHuWaH’s house there. We know there is NOTHING new under the sun and scripture records that EVEN in the ancient times, Ha’ShaTaN was BUSY trying to derail or cause contention within the body of YaHuWaH’s people from coming together to fellowship.
1 Thessalonians 2:14-18
14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the assemblies of ALaHiYM which in Judaea are in MaShiYaCh YaHuWShuWA: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:
15 Who both killed the master YaHuWShuWA, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not ALaHiYM, and are contrary to all men:
16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
17 But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.
18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I ShAuWL, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
When the Thessalonians heard and accepted the BaShuWRaH (H1309 “Good News”), they became the targets of persecution. As they did, they were not alone, because those among the assemblies of ALaHiYM have always suffered persecution. The Thessalonian assembly became imitators of those who had suffered before them. ShAuWL knew the leaders of the Jews (Pharisee and Sadducee’s) weren't in the RuWaCh (spirit), but were materialists, full of selfish pride and carnality. They had long built up facades and set in motion things that couldn’t be undone. This is why they reject and crucified MaShiYaCh, because His teachings threatened their power, selfish ideologies and worldly position / status. Though the Jews were YaHuWaH's chosen people, they rejected Ha’MaShiYaCh and listened to their leaders. ShAuWL knew that the Thessalonians appreciated the comfort he gave, but they wondered why he didn’t come and bring this comfort in person. ShAuWL assured them that the reason was not a lack of love or desire on his part. The Thessalonians were mostly Gentile converts, yet when ShAuWL mentioned ShaTaN, he gave no further explanation. This shows that in the within the time he was there, ShAuWL taught the Thessalonians much about ShaTaN and spiritual warfare.
ShAuWL instructs Titus
ShAuWL wrote to Titus (who was trained up by paul) saying he is coming to visit him in Nicopolis for the season of winter. ShAuWL was sharing wise advice on how to deal with the assembly concerning contentions within the body.
9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Many people who argue (not a humble conversation) about Scriptures aren't seriously seeking the truth. They want to prove they are right, hence making them feel good about their belief or course of action, but It's a waste of time to debate with them. us in the truth can become ensnared in so many foolish questions, which quite often are not really asked with an honest desire for an answer. There's a difference between foolish questions and honest, serious questions. ShAuWL had no time for foolish questions where a person is just wanting to cast doubt on the Scripture. Avoid the foolish questions, and genealogies, They're a waste of time. If not careful you can get caught up answering questions from those who just want to create arguments. Avoid foolish disputes: These are some of the things which ought not to be taught warned against in Titus 1:11. These foolish disputes are simply unprofitable and useless. Instead, Titus should focus on the simple word of ALaHiYM.
10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
ShAuWL was instructing Titus that he must take extreme measures against those who insist on going their own way, and that their self-will makes them self-condemned. The word heretick in the Greek is G141 “hairetikos” and is a follower of a false doctrine, a schismatic who divides people. If an ACh or AChuWTh refuses correction from the body after a second attempt, that's a person who believes something that you don't, their beliefs differ from yours. If they have some weird doctrine contrary to scripture, admonish them a couple of times and give them a chance to come together for the edification of the body. If after the second admonition, they STILL refuse and continue in THEIR way (and NOT the MaShiYaCh’s) then reject them. This means they must be put out of the assembly or fellowship, and reject them. If they are not cut off from the assembly their ways can influence others in the body to stray away from the word. Always first labor to convince them to see their error; but if they will not receive instruction due to pride, and they have shut their heart against conviction, then let them be. YaHuWaH gives no man the authority to judge a person to ShaMaH or the lake. Do them no harm in body, soul, character, or substance, hold no communion with him; but leave them to ALaHiYM.
11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sins, being condemned of himself
In these last of the last days, the adversary is focusing their efforts on distracting those who are coming together in truth. If the kingdom of YaHuWaH is NOT what ye are seeking FIRST, then the physical things seen in front of us can very easily entice our flesh, making us BUSY (Being Under ShaTaN's Yoke) and focused on seeking OUR earthly kingdom instead (MaThaThiYaHuW 6:33-34 "Matthew"). This is why YaHuWaH specifically places MaShPaChaH in our lives to sharpen, encourage, edify, correct, and uplift one another. Scripture reminds us that in dealing with our MaShPaChaH in truth, we are to have the mindset of YaHuWShuWA MaShiYaCh and NOT to do things out of selfish ambition, but in humility valuing others above our self (Philippians 2:3-16).
Thank you to all those who attended the 2019 "Truth Fellowship" in TN. Until we meet again, may YaHuWaH continue to BaRaK you through His son YaHuWShuWA!
~ShaLuWM and AHaB (love) MaShPaChaH (family)
At the 2019 Truth Fellowship in TN, the brethren share an important teaching on "Fellowship!"
ACh Mike from FOTW shares a very powerful teaching that elaborates on fellowship and Ha’MaShPaChaH (the Family) of MaShiYaCh