by Christopher (From Brutal Planet)
All too often because of the lack of real leadership in the Hebrew Roots, individuals often look for the big bad wolf or the monster under the bed in order to make sense of certain illnesses and we often like to point fingers. The blame often falls in the conspiracy circles to the doctors, to the pharmaceutical companies, sin, generational iniquity, GMOs etc.
As covered many times before the Scripture clearly states:
Kind words are like honey--sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Have we ever taken the time to notice that edification is almost non-existent and finger pointing is always the thing that seems to bring a displaced comfort to many, find the big bad wolf and let me not look at myself cause YHWH is not in control some other entity is that is strictly that of the flesh. Yeshua himself encountered this mentality as well.
And when he crossed over he saw a man who was blind since his mother’s womb. And his
disciples asked him and said, “Our Master, who had sinned, this man or his parents that he should be born blind?” Y’shua said to them, “He did neither sin nor his parents, but that might be seen in him the work of Elohim. It is necessary for me to do the works of Him who sent me while it is daytime. The night is coming that man is not able to work As long as I am in the world I am the Light of the world!” And when he said these things he spat upon the ground and mixed clay with his saliva and he rubbed it upon the eyes of that blind man. And he said to him, “Go wash in the pool of Shilokha.” And he went and washed and he came seeing!
The words of Yeshua displays the lack of faith within his disciples, if this event would have taken place today, it would have read something like this:
And when he crossed over he saw a man who was blind since his mother’s womb. And his disciples asked him and said, “Our Master, who had sinned, this man or his parents that he should be born blind? He needs nuts and berries, he needs a miracle elixir that is made from the earth, I bet his parents ate GMO foods, it is the government trying to kill us the bilderbergers and the illuminati and the trilateral commission and the Skull and Bones are behind this, quickly get him to the health food store.”
It may sound goofy but ya notice the parallels between the statement of the disciples and that of the knee jerk reaction of people in the Netzari Faith today when someone is sick. And I do not fault those who wish to help those in need, for they do it in order to help, and they should not be thought any less of because of their misguidance. But this stems from an overwhelming problem found in the Hebrew Roots, it is a focus on the "letter of the Torah" as opposed to the "spirit of the Torah". Many, subconsciously do not believe that YHWH is actually in control for some reason we think we are. And we submit to popular talking points. Let me tell you a short story.
At the age of 7, in October of 1987 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I had the highest ever recorded blood sugar at grace hospital, it was 1,250. Just to give you some insight into how dangerous that was, for those who do not know about diabetes, a person's blood sugar should be between 60 and 120. Here I was withering away to less than 50lb and the doctors did all they could and said, "He will not make it through the night so get your things in order to make arrangements", but the doctors at Grace Hospital worked hard to get my blood sugar down to a normal level though they thought it may have been too late and I may have been at the point of no return. I remember waking up the next day with IVs in the joints of my arms and in my wrists where they were giving me the things I needed to stay alive, and my blood sugar came down over the duration of several days and I never went into any kind of shock or anything afterwards, nor a coma. The question I then have to pose is this, "Did YHWH use the doctors? And was He there? And did he perform an amazing miracle?"
I take insulin to stay alive, I have been lured by many herbalists who believe that YHWH does not use doctors but He does use them and I have tried many of the nastiest things in the world cause I was told these things, "cure type 1 diabetes" none of them did but 3 out of the 6 individuals who used me as a guinea pig have claimed on their websites that I was cured of type 1 diabetes by using their teas or concoctions they have made. However, this was never the case.
This is not to put down herbalists either, I have seen some great things done with herbal medications most specifically purified salt which makes sense considering Numbers 18:19, Leviticus 2:13, Jeremiah 33:20-21, Isaiah 8:14-16; 8:20, and Matthew 5:13.
It is important to not throw the baby out with the bathwater and to not think that YHWH is not moving among the unbelievers in Torah and Messiah. At the age of 7 I had some great doctors who helped me and I also was not a believer in Torah at this stage in my life. Much like the message of Purim, YHWH puts certain chains of events into play which link together as a piece of a puzzle. The greater truth is then revealed.
When I was in political talk radio, I would hear many of my colleagues discuss what the other side was doing and I took a different approach and my show was much different cause instead of worrying about the daily news bits, I put my energy behind educating people on economic and social principles and working towards solutions. Newt Gingrich was so impressed with my solution to the failed bureaucracy of social security he put it on his website American Solutions in the Solution's Lab. And often times in the Netzari Faith we tend to focus on different entities, whether read or fairy tale in today's society and make the claim that YHWH is not in control essentially and that we are oppressed and slaves to real and fictional entities. That then becomes our focus and it adds to the confusion. The confusion would not be there if we held on to the main thing we must learn at the beginning of our walk, which I am saddened to say many have gone away from, and that is that YHWH is who He says He is. Torah based communities have become a battle of wit and knowledge and basically a social club. We have become the very thing we are against in that respect.
Often times we also do not want to think that our words of edification and that finding that inner shalom and shalom in the home (shalom bayit) can bring about the necessary healings. We can only get to this point of trusting in that by giving of ourselves in full submission to the Father and knowing that it is His will for us to be healed, and that it does not serve His purpose to give up at all, cause then all we are is a wasted victim, there is no testimony to carry on. Let us also give credit to where credit is due, YHWH is in control,
Theological Insights from Rabbi Eved Banah the North American Rebbe of Ani Judaism