Word Reference Random House Learner’s Dictionary of American English © 2018
n., v., -tured, -tur•ing. (Sociology, Anthropology)
“The sum total of ways of living built up by a group of human beings and handed down from one generation to another:
We pass on to our children our culture, beliefs, and customs.”
Without actually putting their finger on it, most people who exit the world’s lifestyle and enter into a religious one recognize that there is a difference.
Those who do understand it are seen as “odd” by those who do not. It is a simple matter of comprehension or the lack thereof.
The Church Paradigm has established a culture of dependency upon “learned men” (The Clergy) to guide, intercede for, and oversee the common people. (The Laity) If one is not “ordained” by the overseeing body (in all cases consisting of a board of directors and bishops at different levels down to the local pastor) one cannot be part of The Clergy. In order to be ordained, one must conform to the constitutional laws and bylaws of the given denomination.
In the past, “learned men” from a Pentecostal denomination were not welcome to “minister” in a non-Pentecostal one because of the differences in doctrine.
This is because a dividing line was established between denominations soon after the Great Reformation.
That dividing line simply fractured further at the emergence of the Pentecostal Movement.
Men gave labels to their organizations and claimed the people in them for themselves while disavowing any information coming from external sources; even the Bible. This created a permanent barrier between denominations until now.
In the present, I have noticed the tendency on the part of some denominations to coalesce with one another by overlooking their differences in doctrine. And while it may seem a good thing to “just get along”, the coalition requires the casting aside of any allegiance to truth that causes conflict. And the practice is just as alive and well among many who profess to be “Torah Observant”.
For the sake of not “rocking the boat”, many will just be content to let their own “learned ones” build an image of the denominational paradigm; thereby creating just another group, organization, or assembly with the label of “Messianic” so as to be distinguished from those “unenlightened” Christian denominations.
And the most ironic part is that they still do not get what YAHUAH means when he says, “and no man shall teach his brother saying, ‘know ye the Sovereign One’, for they shall all know me from the greatest to the least of them”.
The reason they do not understand this is that they are still trying to build yet another copy of that old “Church” system that was established nearly 1700 years ago. They want to do so under the auspices of a new “name” because they think that changes everything. But the paradigm remains the same because the true culture of YAHUAH has not been understood by those who do this. And if the foundation is not understood, how can the edifice that is to be built upon it be comprehended?
“In vain do the laborers work, if YAHUAH build not the house”! (Psa. 127:1)
In the meantime, a remnant is coming forth of those who by grace have been given understanding.
This Body is not concerned with organization because they know that YAHUAH has already organized the Body of Messiah according to his will; and his word is his will. In the fullness of time, that Body will coalesce in the Ruach (Spirit) and the culture of YAH will rule this planet in truth and righteousness for a thousand years.
The culture of YAHUAH is available now to all who enter into covenant with him according to his instructions.
Playing “Church” is not the same thing no matter what we label it as. It is not up to me to define that culture for you. The Ruach will do that!
If you cannot bring yourself to believe in the reality of his existence in you, or if you think that “speaking in tongues and spiritual gifts” are nonsense, you will never understand this culture because of unbelief.
This is not a call to turn to me or any other man!
It is a call to turn to YAHUAH!
Fall on your knees before the Mighty One of Yashar’Al and call upon his name!
He will show you great and mighty things you know not!
Ask him to fill you with his Ruach and let that Spirit make your tongue the instrument of praise and worship in a language only he can provide. In that gift (The Ruach) will come your gift by which you can bless the Body of Messiah when due time comes and YAH exalts you. Let all that has breath PRAISE YAHUAH for the blood of YAHUSHA our Messiah!
“And this Good News of the kingdom shall be preached in the world unto all nations for a witness, then shall come the end” (Mat. 24:14)