“The Parush Spirit” by Rabbi Ariel Ehrmantrout

Torah Weeks Torah Portion is Tzav: “Command”


Leviticus 6:1-8:36

The Haftarah is Malachi 3:4-24

Priesthood Instructions 2 Corinthians 1-5

“The Parush Spirit”

Today’s reading is Leviticus 6:8-9

8 The LORD said to Moses:  “Give Aaron and his sons this command [TZAV]: ‘These are the regulations for the burnt offering: The burnt offering is to remain on the altar hearth throughout the night, till morning, and the fire must be kept burning on the altar.

1.  There is a spirit that is prevalent in the Body of Messiah today–it is a very old spirit that defiles people who are attempting to return to Torah that they often fall prey to.  This spirit looks like it is Torah obedient-it speaks the Holy Name of the One God–YHVH–Yahwey this and Yahwey that-it appears full of the Spirit of God, but it is not.  It can cloak itself in Tzitzit and Kippahs–or the nicest Armani Suits at Church– and appears to be the finest of “Messianic or Jewish Presentations”–and the most reputable Mega–Churches– but it is a ruse–a game–a Spider web that will kill your regenerated Spirit if you let it.  It is the rebellious Spirit of Anti-Christ in this hour–and it is the ONLY THING that can oppose You as you follow the Torah by the Spirit today.  It will leave the people who participate in its web of destruction in this late hour unmistakably–Lame, Blind and Crippled with no real hope of Change.  I am calling this the “Spirit of the Parush” or the “Spirit of the Pharisee” that is manifesting as “Tares” along side the “Wheat” of the Body of Christ today.  Remember, Pharisee’s are not exclusive to ANY ONE GROUP–and they are certainly not all Jews–in fact, the most vitriolic Pharisee’s I have ever met were not even associated with Israel or the Jewish people.  I am referring to a spirit–a nasty and critical spirit–the spirit behind the Parush–or the Pharisee.  Lets take a look at the caution that Yeshua himself gave us about this Spirit.

Matthew 5:20 says “20For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law [Talmud Torah], you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.”

The word translated RIGHTEOUSNESS in this verse is the Greek Word “Dikaos” Strongs 1342 which means “1) righteous, observing divine laws a) in a wide sense, upright, righteous, virtuous, keeping the commands of God.

So Matthew 5:20 really says20For I tell you that unless your “1) righteous, observing of Divine laws–surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law{Talmud Torah}, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?  It is all located in Yochanan 5 in Jesus parable about “Bethesda”–lets take a look at it in great detail…..

A.  During the Festival Season–Yeshua is keeping the Mo’edim Festivals and is in Jerusalem and comes to the Mikvah [Baptismal Pool] called “Bethesda” in English–it is called in Hebrew BEIT CHACAD Strong’s # 964 which means “Rebuild by Mercy”At this pool a great number of people used to lie who were Blind, Lame and Paralyzed.  This is a type and Shadow of the current incarnation of believers.  Many of them have not been into the waters of STATUS CHANGE and they remain in their “Spiritual Blindness”–where they cannot see that Torah IS Jesus Lifestyle as was prophesied in Hosea 8:12 and –they are Lame in their walk with God–and Paralyzed from walking in the “Abundant Freedom” that Torah brings you by the Spirit of God–and are a representation of the Church of Jesus Christ today.

John 5:1-5 says “1Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.

A.  The Pool of STATUS CHANGE was covered by 5 Covered Colonnades–which represent the 5 books of Moses–the Torah–and one man in particular–has been there 38 years. In Hebrew number study–38 represents the WILL OF GOD.   This man who is there BY THE WILL OF GOD represents the Unified House of Israel.  To God–a day is like 1000 years and 1000 years is like a day–so this 38 years represents the 3800 years since the Torah has been followed by faith through the Spirit of God as it was in our Father Abraham:

Genesis 26:5 says5 because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws.”

Hebrews 11:8-12 states “8By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. By faith Abraham, even though he was past age—and Sarah herself was barren—was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise. And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.

B.  Yeshua then sees a Man who had been LAME for a Long time–and the Master asks him “DO YOU WANT TO GET WELL?”  This is Yeshua asking us IF we choose to go back to submission to Torah.  The man answers that he has no one to help him–when the water stirred.  The Temple Sacrifices were at 9am–12pm and 3pm and at each time the sacrifice was offered by the High Priest for the Entire Nation–an Angel would stir the water and whoever entered it–would be healed.  He mentions that whenever the waters are stirring–someone else enters ahead of Him.  This is a type and Shadow of Ephraim’s return to Torah by the Spirit of God AFTER the OTHERS (JUDAH) had gotten in the normal way FIRST.  Healing restoration power will flow again when Ephraim again aligns themselves with the Prayer Times of the Amidah-9–12–and 3–as the Temple of God that they are.

Matthew 20:16 says16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen”.

C.  So today–like during this time–we have a movement made up of Ephraimites who have lost their identity and are outside the Temple Courts–and certain groups that are Lame, Blind and Paralyzed.  Yeshua speaks to the man.  First–He gives Him a “TZAV”–in Hebrew–or a “Command” when He says “GET UP!”  The Man obeys Yeshua and then Yeshua gives the man an INSTRUCTION [Torah]  and following the Command–Obedience and Instruction–follows a MIRACLE–The man is NO LONGER Disabled!

John 5:8 says “8Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.”

D.  Instantly–the Parush–the Pharisees were there to condemn the man from OBEYING YESHUA–why?  Because the Pharisee Spirit–this RELIGION OF TRADITION–Squews the Commands of God–making them about BONDAGE–or the RITUAL APPLICATION OF THE TORAH–rather than following the Instructions of God.  Ephraim will testify that He is WALKING IN OBEDIENCE to YESHUA–by obeying HIS COMMANDS–but the Pharisee Spirit–does not know who the REAL YESHUA IS–nor does the Man who has been healed know the REAL YESHUA at first–but he KNOWS HE HAS BEEN HEALED.  Yeshua had slipped away–and ENTERED IN TO THE CROWD–Just like today–as He has JOINED HIMSELF–and ENTERED INTO those who are following HIS COMMANDS BY FAITH!  The Pharisees–will ALWAYS BE CONCERNED WITH THE TRADITIONS–and NOT THE PEOPLE–the WAY THINGS ARE DONE–and NOT WHO NEEDS A MIRACLE TO BE WELL–this is the SIGN of the Parush Spirit of the Anti-Christ–as it ALWAYS CARES ABOUT HOW THINGS ARE DONE–and not that there are HURTING PEOPLE WHO NEED RESTORATION!

John 5:9-13 says “9At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,  and so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.” But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ So they asked him, “Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?” The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.

E.  The Messiah then returns and finds this man IN THE TEMPLE [following the commands of God] Yeshua says to him “See–you are well–STOP SINNING”–which according to 1 John 3:4 is VIOLATING THE TORAH OF MOSES–“or something worse may happen to you.”  The man who has been truly healed–and is following the Lord in HIS WAY–WILL STOP SINNING

1 John 3:8-9 says “8He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

F.  After Yeshua tells this man these things–which is a type and Shadow of you been FILLED with the Holy Ghost and coming to the KNOWLEDGE OF THE TORAH.  Upon completion of YESHUA’S INSTRUCTIONS to the man–the MAN–who represents EPHRAIM GOES TO–THE–JEWS–TO JUDAH–AND TELLS JUDAH–THAT IT WAS YESHUA that “MADE HIM WELL”–which is a Hebrew Idiom meaning “IT WAS JESUS THAT MADE THE EPHRAIMITES [Those leaving the modern church] return to OBEDIENCE TO GODS TEACHING and INSTRUCTION.  [The Torah]”

John 5:14-15 says “14Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.”

G.  You are the Fulfillment of this Parable of Yeshua–but you MUST be careful that you DO NOT listen to the Pharisees of the day–WHO WILL ADD TO–or TAKE AWAY FROM the WRITTEN TORAH OF MOSES. This spirit is of the Anti-Christ and will make something worse happen to you than be lame and blind if you fall for the LIES OF THE PHARISEES TODAY–you will end up dead in your faith–with a terminal hardened heart.”

John 15:14 Yeshua says14You are my friends if you do what I command

James 2:23 says of Abraham “23And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,”and he was called God’s friend

Hebrews 3:7-19 says “7So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert, where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did.  That is why I was angry with that generation, and I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.’ So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’  See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert? 18And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief!

Shabbat Shalom

©2010 Rabbi Ariel Ehrmantrout– All Rights Reserved Worldwide


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