Torah Restoration Ministries

Evangelist Daniel John Lee

And to the angel of the congregation in Philadelphia write -- These things says He that is holy, He that is true, He that has the Key of David, He that opens, and no man shuts, and shuts, and no man opens.  I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept My Word, and have not denied My Name . . ."


The Three Types of "Christians"


King Saul, David and Solomon give us a clear model of the three types of "Christians".

The Saulite Christian had a promising beginning, much like the seed that is planted and springs up instantly with joy.  But, because the soul is rocky and their is no root, the plant quickly withers.

Saul started off flooded with the Ruach ha Kadosh and filled with a passion for Yah.  But, within a very short time, he began to stubbornly disobey the direct commandments from Yah and tried to form his own righteousness instead of the righteousness in conforming to Torah.  His repeated acts of rebellion and lack of judgment eventually grieved both the Ruach and Samuel away.

Eventually Yah allowed tormenting spirits to grieve Saul.

When David was sent to play his music to melt Saul's stubborn pride, Saul was given another space of repentence.  Yet Saul grew jealous over David and sought to kill him.

After years of rebellion and torment, consumed with jealousy, pride, bitterness and fear, Saul took his own life and died in his transgressions.

The Saulite Christian often finds himself in positions of power, authority and leadership.  They begin their Christian walk with much promise, power and zeal for Yah.  However, they begin to stubbornly replace Yah's righteousness with their own.  They compromise, backslide, refuse to uphold jugment and allow the fear of man to consume them.  Though repeatedly hounded by Yah, they harden their hearts and then are jealous of any Yah has raised up to replace them.  These Saulite Christians, often pastors of congregations, cause much damage as they seek to scatter the sheep.  These are agents of the devil, used to poison the congregations of Yah and lead the sheep astray.

The Solomonite Christians are those who also begin with much promise, zeal and compassion for Yah.  They are those whose hearts are perfect before Yah, but eventually harden against Yah.  The Solomonite Christian is like the seed planted among the thorns, and while it grows and thrives, the thorns and worries of life eventually choke the plant to death.  Lust for wealth, power and women drove Solomon into darkness, sorcery and rebellion.

These Solomonite Christians usually have great wealth, resources, skills and talents.  But, as they are necessarily blessed by Yah in their goal of glorifying their Savior, they become more in love with their success than the Author of their success.  They are lifted up in pride and become Laodicean, removing their hearts far from Yah as they bow their knee to the cares of this world and the riches Yah had formely blessed them with.

These Solomonite Christians may wield much power and influence and appear to be blessed of Yah, but their legacy can only lead to strife and civil war in the congregations of Yah, as they harden their hearts and use their blessings for their own lusts.  Their table of blessing is made a snare unto them.

Finally, we have the Davidic Christians.  The Davidic Christians are those who have a heart after Yah and simply want to place a smile on Yah's Face.  What is ironic is that Saul and Solomon began as Davidic Christians, with hearts sold out to Yah.  But they allowed sin to harden them.

Those who repent and are baptized in the Ruach begin as Davidic Christians.  But depending on their choices, they either remain Davidic or fall into a Saulite or Solomonite experience.

We must, with sobriety, understand that any one of us can become another Saul or Solomon should we fail to walk in continual humility and contritness of heart.  Our goal each and every day should be to place a smile on YahShua's face.  That should be the only motive of our hearts.  Pursuing Yah's pleasure will prevent us from passing into sin and apostacy.