Last year, I wrote this blog below, please ensure you read/reread it first:
So, you see how we read the first half of 1st Corinthians chapter 5? Well, let’s now see what we should be doing, in the last half, especially since we are just a few days away from celebrating The Feast this year:
“In the letter that I wrote you I told you not to associate with immoral people. Now I did not mean pagans who are immoral or greedy or are thieves, or who worship idols. To avoid them you would have to get out of the world completely. What I meant was that you should not associate with a person who calls himself a believer but is immoral or greedy or worships idols or is a slanderer or a drunkard or a thief. Don’t even sit down to eat with such a person. After all, it is none of my business to judge outsiders. God (YAH) will judge them. BUT should you not judge THE MEMBERS OF YOUR OWN FELLOWSHIP? As the scripture says, “Remove the evil person from your group.””1 Corinthians 5:9-13 GNTD
Again, we do not only need to be sure to purge all of the physical leaven/yeast from our homes & diets; and not only the spiritual leaven/yeast, which is sin, out of our lives. We as followers of YAH, also need to purge the wicked people (those who claim to be righteous followers of YAH, but who are actually proven to be sinful), out of our assemblies & congregations. Check out these verses below (there are many more which can be read in The Scriptures of course), which point out how our ancestors were commanded to purge evil from amongst them. Pay attention to the purging statements below:
“The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and the hand of all the people last. So you SHALL PURGE the evil from your midst. “And the man who acts arrogantly, so as not to listen to the priest who stands to serve there before יהוה (YAH) your Elohim, or to the judge, that man shall die. So you SHALL PURGE the evil from Yisra’ĕl.”Deḇarim (Deuteronomy) 17:7, 12 TS2009
“then you shall do to him as he thought to have done to his brother. Thus you SHALL PURGE the evil from your midst.”Deḇarim (Deuteronomy) 19:19 TS2009
“Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones. Thus you SHALL PURGE the evil from your midst. And let all Yisra’ĕl hear, and fear.”Deḇarim (Deuteronomy) 21:21 TS2009
“When a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, then both of them shall die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman. Thus you SHALL PURGE the evil from Yisra’ĕl.”Deḇarim (Deuteronomy) 22:22 TS2009
I know, I know… We are not in our land now, so we do not/cannot carry out the complete judgment/execution, as we read above, while we live in these lands of our captivity today. Still, we can purge them out from amongst us, we can remove them from our assemblies/congregations after we have done our due diligence by proving/addressing/rebuking sin, through righteous judgment processes & instructions, according to the methods of judgments found in Torah. We see how we are instructed in the verses & chapters listed above and also these verses below:
We do best when we rebuke sin from amongst US, before it grows larger amongst OUR households & assemblies. If we can fix things, within—purging out the sin that’s within OUR bodies, within OUR homes, within OUR congregations, before the sin grows amongst all of Israel, we do a good work indeed! Lastly, let us remember these verses:
“Have nothing to do with the worthless things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light. (It is really too shameful even to talk about the things they do in secret.) And when all things are brought out to the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed;”Ephesians 5:11-13 GNTD
“If you love others, you will never do them wrong; to love, then, is to obey the whole Law. You must do this, because you know that the time has come for you to wake up from your sleep. For the moment when WE will be saved is closer now than it was when WE first believed. The night is nearly over, day is almost here. Let US stop doing the things that belong to the dark, and let us take up weapons for fighting in the light. Let US conduct ourselves properly, as people who live in the light of day—no orgies or drunkenness, no immorality or indecency, no fighting or jealousy.”Romans 13:10-13 GNTD
Well, that’s enough for us all to chew on, while we prepare our hearts, homes, and congregations, to be ready to celebrate the feast—unleavened! Pray for me as I pray for you: may The Most High YAH, be pleased with the words of our mouths, and the meditations of our hearts—HalleluYAH for Him being our strength & redeemer! And let us never fail to remember: YAH’s purging is coming.
Until next time, shalom ✌🏾
Again, to view and print out this year’s feast day calendar, click here: https://www.arkcommunity.org/_files/ugd/7e9c2d_f30ed5d0bd254f70bd51d7631d7caa7a.pdf
3 thoughts on “Passover Is Next Week. What Should We Be Doing Till Then? THE PURGE!”
Thanks for the feast day reminder and the purge message.
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My pleasure, all praises to The Most High! And todah rabah for your gift, I pray that YAH blesses you abundantly.