Definition: (noun) Dullness of mind; mental lethargy.
When a servant of YahShua, upon repentence and conversion, decides to follow his or her pastor, church, etc into eventually denying his or her need to keep every jot and tittle of Torah, a hebetude settles upon the mind, the natural result of growing sin.
Oh how many Christians genuinely come to know Jesus, fall in love with the Precious Savior, even get baptized in the Ruach, immersed by water and begin to show fruit of a renewed life of love and joy and happiness and change.
Yet how many of these little children of Jesus have been aborted and turned unto perdition because, once facing the greater light and obligation of pressing on in Truth to obey every jot and tittle of Torah, they turn away from their Savior, still believing they love him? Thus self-deception lays its iron chains about their souls.
Oh how many multipled millions upon millions of Christians, who once loved YahShua, become darkened in heart, vain in religion and eventually headed for hellfire, all because they refuse to press on in the Holy Scriptures!
We read of Judas Iscariot who, at one point, the scriptures declare he walked in accordance with Messiah. He cast out devils, healed the sick, preached the good news of the gospel, loved YahShua with all his heart, soul, mind and strength -- and yet his covetousness over money eventually led him to suicide and now he will burn forever in the Lake of Fire. The most famous apostate, next to King Saul, of all time.
How many Iscariots now fill the pews and churches of both the Christian, Catholic and Messianic congregations??? How many, once filled with love for Jesus, are now dark and wicked and headed for hellfire, and they WILL NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND THIS UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE, and like Iscariot they will seek to kill themselves but, unlike Iscariot, will not be able to do so as they face Yah in fiery judgment.
I have seen the stages before.
I knew a man once who was born again due to meetings conducted at our home. He was birthed by water, blood and the Ruach and he began to become a mighty preacher for Yah.
As I began to understand my obligation to keep Torah and impressed the same on this individual, he at first tried to raise genuine scriptural concerns. I addressed these, stripped these excuses away, but his mom continued to urge him not to follow Torah, saying the church could not possibly be so wrong about such a major doctrine.
Eventually this young man, once fired up for Yah, would not even fellowship with me any longer and refused to preach with me, not even desiring to talk to me on the phone.
Over a year later he did finally speak with me on the phone and we went to go see a movie together; but after the movie I invited him to my house for fellowship and Bible study, sweet communion as we once had enjoyed -- he nodded and said okay but never followed through.
Over a year after that I sent him 2 letters and called him a couple of times. He said the Torah was good for me to keep but he didn't see his obligation to do so. After that conversation, he and his mom have refused to answer any more of my phone calls.
A man once in love with YahShua, steadily but surely passed into darkness. Will he wind up in the Lake of Fire? If he continues to resist the Torah -- yes, he will.
Oh preacher, evangelists, pastor, laymen -- do you think you can remain a little child of Jesus Christ while refusing the doctrine of Jesus Christ grounded in Matthew 5:19? Do you think just because you have known intimacy with the Ruach ha Kadosh, that this alone will ensure your salvation when you stubbornly refuse to follow the direction of the Ruach?
Do you think Yah will continue to be pleased with you, even as He has in times past winked at your ignorance and smiled upon your endeavors to please Him, though he knew much of what you did was not according to scripture -- yet He overlooked this for He knew you were merely ignorant.
If I had not come and testified to this list, you would have no sin. But because I have come, you have no cloak for your sin.
You people on this list KNOW I SPEAK THE TRUTH, KNOW I AM FOUNDED ON SCRIPTURE, KNOW I AM RIGHT -- why has there now been a consistent and unrestrained assault attacking my very character for the past 43 days? If I was merely a heretic, you guys would not give me the time of day. Instead, from the least among you like the whore atheist to the greatest like elsman and webber, you continue to hurl attacks upon me, reviling me, reproaching me, all because you gnash your teeth against Jesus and His Precious Word.
Your hebetude is soon to reach epic proportions and, because of the extreme amount of light I have shined upon you -- if you have not merely deleted my emails but read them and absorbed them -- you will soon find yourselves in gross sin as your heart attempts to excuse your wickedness and justify your rebellion to Torah. This is not a prophecy or prediction -- THIS IS HOW IT WORKS.
I implore you, Ruben, webber, elsman, jd, miller, and every other rebel I have contended with on this list to repent of your wickedness, begin to follow every jot and tittle of Torah, or suffer the consequence of becoming a spiritual pillar of salt.
Remember Lot's wife.