22 Tips to Walking in the Presence of Elohim

(From Hoshana Rabbah Biblical Discipleship Resources at www.hoshanarabbah.org.) 

It’s time to extricate YHVH Elohim from the religious boxes we all too often have confined him to in our lives. These boxes are times and places we do our “God-thing.”  This can be church or other religious services, grace at meals,  and even or personal devotional times. After having thrown a bit of religiosity at Elohim, we then go our way as if he weren’t much of a part of our lives. In this way, we keep Elohim confined to a few boxes labeled “religion.”  We keep him trapped in these closets when he wants and demands to be part of every aspect of our lives.

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Here are 22 practical tips for bringing YHVH into every aspect of your daily life.

  1. Watch and pray (Matt 26:41; Mark 13:33; 14:38; Luke 21:36).
  2. Pray that you might be counted worthy to escape YHVH’s judgments that will be coming on the earth because of wickedness (Luke 21:36).
  3. Endure to the end (Matt 24:13; Mark 13:13).
  4. Keep your eyes on the Yeshua the Lamb and follow him wherever he goes (Rev 14:4).
  5. Occupy until Yeshua comes (Luke 19:13). Be busy doing what Yeshua has called you to do.
  6. Engage in intercessory prayer, though at this time, it may not do much good, since biblical prophecy has to be fulfilled as end time events occur. This means that things will be getting worse and worse until Yeshua returns and destroys Babylon the Great New World Order.
  7. Be an overcomer in every way possible. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good (Rom 12:21). Those who overcome spiritual evil will experience great rewards (Rev 2:7, 11, 17, 26; 3:5, 12, 21)
  8. Be prepared to engage in civil disobedience as a last resort, if necessary. If civil laws violate YHVH’s laws, the Bible tells us to obey YHVH’s laws over men’s laws (Acts 4:19; 5:29; Ps 94:16).
  9. Be prepared to help persecuted brothers and sisters in any way possible. You might be next the next one to be persecuted!
  10. Continue to be salt and light to those around you in every way possible (Matt 5:13–16).
  11. Don’t expect things on earth to get better. Yeshua never said it would get better, but only darker before his return. He’s coming at the midnight hour when evil will be the most pervasive and rampant on the earth.
  12. Expect intense persecution of Bible believers (2 Tim 3:12; Matt 5:10–12; 10:22–25; 23:34; Mark 10:30; John 15:19–21; 16:2, 33; 17:14; 1 Thess 3:3–4; 1 Pet 4:12–16; Rev 7:14). Yeshua and the Book of Revelation prophesy this will occur in the end times.
  13. Be wise as serpents (Matt 10:16). Find ingenious ways to circumvent Caesar’s evil and unbiblical mandates without getting caught, while at the same time being obedient to YHVH’s higher laws.
  14. Love not your lives unto death (Rev 12:11). Be willing to lose some or all of yourself for Yeshua including your material possessions. Greater rewards await you for your faithful obedience to Yeshua (Matt 10:39; 16:25).
  15. Be inspired by the great faith heros of the Bible and the Christianity (Heb 11).
  16. Come out of Babylon more completely (Rev 18:4) starting with the spiritual aspects of this evil and ungodly worldwide system.  Eventually, this may mean leaving the cities and going into communal situations into the wilderness with others like-minded believers. Some of the Roman Catholic monasteries were started by those fleeing the corruption of Rome.
  17. The more evil intensifies against you, love the light of YHVH’s truth, love Yeshua more and run to and hold on to him — the Rock of your salvation — more tightly.
  18. Love your enemies, do good to those who despitefully use you and pray for them (Matt 5:44).
  19. Put the audio Bible on your iPod or smart phone and listen to during the day.
  20. Wear tzitzits or fringes on the corners of your garments as the Torah commands to help you remember YHVH and the importance of loving him by keeping his commandments throughout the day (Num 15:37–41; Deut 22:12).
  21. Fast periodically even if it’s only for a meal or two. Among the many spiritual benefits of fasting, when you feel the hunger pangs, it will remind you to think about YHVH Elohim and the need to grow closer to him by controlling and sublimating the carnal appetites.
  22. Read your Bible and pray after you get up in the morning and as you’re going to sleep each night even if it’s only for a few minutes.

7 thoughts on “22 Tips to Walking in the Presence of Elohim

  1. Dear Natan,
    I listened to the YouTube message where you mentioned this list. You said you want to see revival and be part of it. I believe that is what we are seeing with the “Hebrew” awakening: a totally Holy Ghost led revival and you are one of the teachers people look to for wisdom and answers. Thank You.

    • Thank you, yes, I agree. But I am just one small, almost insignificant voice out there.

      However, at this moment, the HR movement is still very small, though it has radically spiritually transformed the lives of those it was touched, and that is not to be discounted in the least.

      When I speak of spiritual revival, I’m speaking in much larger and more universal terms. I should have been more specific. I believe that the HR movement is foundational in that it’s a revival of truth, but not so much of Spirit. Both are needed (John 4:23–24).

      Presently, the HR movement is, very broadly speaking, a very carnal, legalistic, unloving and almost dead in the Spirit movement. Many in it worship at the altar of intellectualism which is idolatry. Some have even moved into esoteric knowledge—a form of neo-gnostiism. The gospel isn’t being preached and Yeshua being lifted up properly as per the apostolic model by many if not most teachers out there. This is very sad to me and displeasing to the Father. I’m very concerned about this, and am doing my tiny part to try to bring the balance of Spirit and truth to the HR movement, but I’m only one small voice with a very small platform.

      Luke’s movie and hopefully more to follow by him or others will help to move this thing in the right direction. BTW, how are you related to him?

      • Yes, Luke is my son. And I do see what you mean about the lack of Spirit in the Hebrew Roots. It is a lot about head knowledge. We’ve been reading the Book of Acts lately and I am so awed by the things which happen in each chapter, but I am also wondering what is going on with us. We are not there. Worship is a definite key, I believe.
        I think the small platforms are where YHVH works so be encouraged. I am copying your 22 tips papers to share with some friends today. I was interested to see the differences in the list from 2015 to 2018.

      • Welcome aboard.

        Luke is a sweet kid. When I first talked to him and then later met him, I instantly liked him deeply.

        Yes, for the last 20 years, I’ve preached myself till I’m almost out of breath and have poured out my whole heart and soul trying to do my part to help stir people up spiritually, and I’m totally at a loss on what to do next. Everyday, I cry out to heaven for an outpouring of the Ruach and for more people who aren’t just addicted to head knowledge to come to the higher level spiritually, and who really have a heart to follow Yeshua with all that they are. After pastoring a local congregation weekly for 18 years and now part time for going on two years, I still only see a remnant who are really serious about their spiritual walk.

        This blog, for its part, and to the glory of Elohim, seems to attract some who are totally sold out, and I’m grateful and honored to be able to provide a tiny platform for them to express themselves. It’s a joy and encouragement to many of us who are battle weary of decades in the trenches.

        Sometimes in my fantasies, I think it would be fun to have a rendezvous-vous somewhere in the middle of the country for us all to get together. Then I think to myself that it’s better that we don’t know each other that well. Less chances for disappointment from false and unrealistic expectations. Instead, in our anonymity, let’s keep our focus on Yeshua. I content myself with the realization that we’ll have eternity, under the aegis of King Yeshua, to get to know each other. Shalom

  2. Reading these comments it touches my spirit…My heart goes out to the battle weary. ..Natan u have certainly given & fed & taught much with these wonderful blog posts, they have been so helpful for me, each person must develop their own relationship with Yahshua & the Father YHVH..Elohim…we can only come to the Father thru his precious son….so it is up to each individual believer to develop & nuture that loving relationship with the Father…from a grateful & obedient heart, totally surrendered to the Father’s will.
    The word I am hearing is encouragement.! encourage one another…spur one another on..
    study to show ourselves approved etc..we all have different gifts & abilities,
    but if we r in unity in the spirit thru Elohim…the outworking should be unity & the gifts operating,flowing in/thru each one of us….the hand needs the eye etc…all different members of the body..

    .Yes agree the Book of Acts was a book of action..with the Ruach flowing mightily thru his body, those sold out to the purposes of Yahshua …but it was not necessarily easy for them…there were times of joy & times of trial & sorrow…they suffered under persecution…but Yah worked mightily thru them & in them to accomplish his purposes…
    I fully believe we can ignite the Spirit again!….keep the coals burning thru our Love for Him..& his Son.& one another….spur one another on….in typing this; our words can be a prayer that rises up like sweet incense to the Heavenly Throne Room…May His Will be done on Earth as it is in heaven..

    .do not forsake the assembling of yourselves together as we see the day approaching …by conversing with each other thru this blog I believe Father hears our cry & the desires of our hearts…our prayers etc….I do believe His Ruach will be poured out in a greater measure as the end times get closer..it is a very late hour with everything that is happening ..be like the 5 wise virgins..bridesmaids..the parable of the talents etc…there has been much division in the body…there are some congregations that we just could not go back into.

    ….the father is drawing those who have eyes to see & ears to hear what the spirit.. is saying in this hour…even when 2 or 3 are gathered together in his name…then he is in our midst..could it be, that he is saving the very best until the last.! .? …He can’t put new wine into old wine skins etc….maybe there is an even greater work for us to do in the days ahead ;but it may be different due to the fact we have never walked this way before..navigating thru end times with Elohim’s help..stay humble & surrendered to him..we can’t go wrong doing that. I hope…
    Blessings CC.

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