Dealing With the Heathens Around Us

Numbers 33:52,You shall drive out. Obviously, it’s impossible for the saints of the Most High to walk out this command today, since they have neither a country nor the legal authority to deal with the wicked in this manner. However, the righteous aren’t left without options on how to deal in a righteous manner with the unrighteous wicked around them. In the Testimony of Yeshua we are given instructions in this regard (Matt 10:16, 23; 18:15–17; John 16:2; Rom 16:17; 1 Cor 5:9–11; 2 Cor 6:14–17; Tit 3:10; 2 Thess 3:6; 2 Tim 3:5; Rev 18:4).

Numbers 33:55, If you do not drive out. In his instructions to his children, YHVH is serious: he doesn’t want his saints to countenance the ungodly heathens that were around them in any way. One has only to read in the pages of the Scriptures the long and sad history of Israel’s numerous involvements with the societies around them resulting in their fall into apostasy again and again. The reason for this tendency toward spiritual declension is simple. The answer is found in 1 Corinthians 15:33. What does YHVH require his people to do in the face of evil? (See Ps 94:16.) The problem is that when an unsuspecting saint begins to toy with sin and sinners, slowly and imperceptibly the slide down the proverbial spiritual slippery slope begins. This is what happened to Lot when he left Abraham and moved toward Sodom (review Gen 13:10–12 cp. 19:1–26). Next, we see that Lot is married with children, has a home in Sodom and is a leader there. Even though the Scriptures consider Lot to be a righteous man, it was nevertheless difficult for him to leave that wicked city. Though Lot’s wife left Sodom physically, she couldn’t leave it emotionally. (Remember Yeshua’s warning to us in Luke 17:32 as pertaining to the last days. Let us also not forget Yeshua’s warning to the church of Laodicea in (see Rev 3:14–22).


5 thoughts on “Dealing With the Heathens Around Us

  1. There are plenty of people who go to church regularly, who are living a heathen lifestyle. If you look closely you’ll see the foundations of their lives is Self. I would rather work full time with non Christians. At least I know what I can expect from them; they are not pretending. They are not on any fence. No wonder Yeshua was the Friend of sinners. The more I have to experience the Pretenders, the more I appreciate YHWH, who is the opposite. Pardon my rant

    • You sure said a lot here, and I couldn’t agree with you more!!! This is a sad truth.

      As a pastor for 18 years, I have seen more hypocrisy than I can care mention. This has been profoundly disappointing and gut wrenching for my wife and me. We have wanted to give up the pastoral ministry too many times to remember, but Yah’s grace has sustained us keeping us faithful to our spiritual post. Additionally, we can’t abandon the precious people who are the genuine article who need and want us. So, by the grace of Yehovah, we have continued on.

      • thank you for continuing.. Your shared teachings are very much appreciated..

    • Self seems to me is the biggest enemy because it is so easily moulded by Satan to do his bidding instead of Yah’s. How we need to pray for Yah to give us the desires of our hearts….. as in Yah placing true eternal desires in our hearts by the power of the Ruach for us to choose them as if they are our own. FJ

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