Looking for the 7,000

By servant, Dan Baxley

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The Seven Thousand

(I Kings 19:18) Yet I have left Me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which has not kissed him.

(Hos 13:2)  And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.

Kissing the calves is to kiss the idols or anything representing the idols, like medallions, or symbols or the idols made by the hands of menWho does this sort of thing?  The Roman Catholics for sure, but also nearly all religions do the same, this "kissing of the calves" is virtually universal.  Do not make the mistake of applying this abomination, in the eyes of our Creator only on one religions.

But really, does this apply to the Christian today?  Let the Apostle Paul answer that one as he quotes what happened to EliYaH (Elijah, Elias in the KJV)--

(Rom 11:3)  Lord, they have killed your prophets, and tore down your altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
(Rom 11:4)  But what did of God  (YaHWeH) to him? I have reserved to Myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. 

Paul quotes, for the record, I kings 19:18 -- 7,000 reserved, refusing to bend a knee to Lord worship (Baal means lord and not having kissed him.  How can you kiss a false god? 

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It is interesting to note that a statue purported to be of the Apostle Peter, in a sitting position, is kissed as an act of worship -- and kissing the foot of a stone idol and even the Pope's ring (1 King 19:18 - Hos 13:2).

             

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by Your servant Dan Baxley

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Looking for the Seven Thousand

Paul reports the very thing, pointing out that there is a "remnant", a few, in his day that fulfill this very same responsibility of the 7,000 in Elijah's day -- if then, and if in Paul's day, so then in our too -- there is a "remnant" among those claiming the God of the Holy Bible is their God, that have not bowed to the "Lord (Baal) worship" of today --

(Rom 11:4-5)."...I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal (the Lord). Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace". KJV

(1Ki 19:18) Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel--all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and all whose mouths have not kissed him." NIV (Baal was the Zeus of the day, the Jupiter, the Dionisus (Lord Zeus) the Jesus or The Zeus of today)  Not only of the Christians but of other religions as well. 

Are you the square peg trying to fit into the round hole (1 Peter 2:9; 1 Cor 3:16)? Then you may be one of these few reserved by our Creator Himself, as one of the few called, set aside, having not bowed to the Zeus of the day.

(1Pe 2:9)  But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light:

(1Co 3:16-17)  Know you not that you are the Temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

(John 5:43)  YaHshua says, I am come in My Father's Name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

If it is evident to you that the "Jesus", professed by the Christians of today, is not the Messiah of the Scriptures, and certainly not the Messiah of 30AD then what are we told to do?  You could share this new found, revealed, knowledge with your fellow members, members of your family and see how they see it, and if you do, do not be surprised if they are not interested.  This could, however, lead to your being ignored, tagged as a religious zealot -- you know, slightly out of your mind -- or it could lead to you being banished, backs turned when you approach or simply put out, asked to leave.  You may search and should search for others like yourself, a group you can live with and that is happy to live with you.  But to worship in any other name, now that you have seen and understand this truth, this calling, would be an error that only you can correct.  It may mean the beginning of a lonely journey, like EliYaH experienced, but know that there are others, others you may not see, others the world does not recognize, that actually compromise Temple of the Living God on Earth and our High Priest is YaHshua Himself.

From a Heavenly view we are seen as a collective, united body of believers that call on Him by His rightful Name, His birth Name, YaHshua.  The Angels of Heaven see us as a unified body but the world sees us not, like salt we are sprinkled out.  Satan would like nothing better than to get us all collect up in one big bunch so he could easily destroy us.  As it is, however, one of us over here and another over there, sprinkled about, Satan would have to destroy the whole world, his kingdom, for now, in order to get rid of those chosen, called to Him by the Father.  Called by the Father, and the Father revealed by the Son.

(Mat 11:27)  All things are delivered unto Me of My Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him.

(2Co 6:14)  Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness?
(2Co 6:15-16)  And what concord has the Christ with Belial? Or what part has he that believeth with an infidel?  And what agreement has the Temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
(2Co 6:17-18)  Wherefore come out from among them, and be you separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,  And will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

Some of you have already found this narrow path and some have endured shameful situations and rejections, bring some to question their own faith.  Is it possible the majority, even of a small flock can be wrong?  Absolutely.  The Messiah Himself was crucified by His own people.  I will repeat -- YaHshua was beaten to within an inch of his life by infidel (pagan believers) by permission and encouragement of the religious authorities of the day, and then hung on a piece of wood also at the request of his own people, crying for His blood.  And why?  Because He did not agree with them and He claimed to be a Son of the Living God.  Now, go back and reread the last verse in the above quote.  Should we, then, expect any better treatment?  Again, can the majority be wrong, can the religious authorities or the scholars all be wrong?  They were then and they are now.  The translators stumble over the Corner Stone, YaHshua, by trying to rename that Stone, but it is already laid and a few, in each generation, are called to see and keep this truth.  YaHshua asked this question --

(Luke 18:8)  I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

What a question -- YaHshua confirms that the wicked will not escape, but He questions if He will find "faith" when He returns.  Of course, we should say, even shout, "Yes, Lord, you will.  We are here, reserved by our Heavenly Father.  We will greet you if you come in our time -- Yes, Lord YaHshua, so we all say." 

Other Problems -- Other Solutions -- Sacred Names and other Groups

Are you caught up in a religion that is trying to restore the Old Covenant? Claiming to be something they are not? (Revelation 3:9, from these run, don’t walk)

1. Do you feel we are living in the End Age, at the very brink of YaHshua's return then you should run, don't walk, get away from any group that denies His Name, and ALSO from any groups or groups that seem to know His Name but are working to restore the OLD COVENANT.  It is called Old for a reason.  Just because a group or groups, like the Hebrew Roots Movement people seem to have His Name correctly, they walk around the New Covenant, not understanding it, and attempt to restore the Old.  Know this, the Old Covenant was encased in physical Temple worship, made of wood and stone and it was literally tied to animal sacrificing for the forgiveness of sin.  The New Covenant is encased within you, each of us a building block, so to speak, with the foundation stones laid, upon which we rest, first our Lord YaHshua, the Corner Stone and then the stones of the Apostles.  It is in this fleshly construct that His Spirit lives.  Seen from Heaven as a United body, not as the world sees but as the Angels of Heaven and as our Heavenly Father and our Savior see and recognize us. Knowing this, steer clear of those attempting to restore what is not theirs to restore. They think they are rich, as do many others preaching and teaching, playing to the crowd, telling them what they want to hear -- come out of them.

(Rev 3:17)  Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:  -- Rev 3:18-22

2. Do you feel you have become entangled with group oppression, all in the name of god?

(Eph 5:11)  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
(Eph 5:12)  For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
(Eph 5:13)  But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever does make manifest is light.

(2Jn 1:9)  Whosoever transgresses, and abides not in the doctrine of the Christ, has not God. He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and the Son.
(2Jn 1:10-11)  If there come any to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:  For he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. (God Speed, is a salutation of well being, a form of support and well wishing, such as -- "God Bless You", by actions or word)

(2Co 11:13)  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

Deceitful workers, and how are you to know?  Some will reveal themselves as you try to share what you have seen.  Remember no one can admit YaHshua our Savior, the Son of the Living God, have come in the flesh, unless by the Spirit.  Who do they say is The Savior, The Son of God, who?  Many of them are exposed by this one perfect Truth.  Others will work behind your back while smiling to your face.  Whether you stay or leave may not be up to you because at some point they may just ask you to leave, or your conscience will move you to remove yourself.  A lonely road, I and a few others know only too well -- the 7,000 know.  You cannot put the love of others above or before your Love and His Love for you.  There is an interesting point to make -- EliYaH did not know who the 7,000 were, he had no idea they even existed, and it is by this lack of knowledge, on his part, that we can surmise that the 7,000 were not meeting, as at Sabbath meetings, they were not obvious to those around them, they were not dressing differently, or being confrontational and they most certainly were not preaching on every corner.  They, apparently, had not unusual appearance or conduct from their neighbors.  EliYaH thought he was alone in his worship of the True God.  What this should show us is that we are His, in body and Unity, not in the eyes of the world but in His eyes and the eyes of His holy Angels. (Romans 11:3-4 & i Kings 19:18, as mentioned and quoted earlier)

3. Do you seem to understand things in the scripture that separate you from what others understand or say? (2 Cor 11:4-- , again remember, His name is not Jesus, but Yahshua, now read this again That knowledge of truth alone will cause then to shun you, Romans 10:13. Taught by God our Father, John 6:45; Ephesians 6:12)

(2Co 11:4)  For if he that cometh preaches another YaHshua, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received, or another gospel, which you have not accepted, you might well bear with him.

This is a caution presented by the Apostle Paul to those who knew the truth as eye witnesses or so close to the event of our Lord's crucifixion knowing full well what Paul meant.  For one thing, they were not, at that time, dealing too much with names.  The bogus name, JESUS, had not been invented yet, so when Paul mentions our Lord's Name, he did not say Jesus, nor did he say Zeus -- no, he said His Name, YaHshua, the only Name by which our Lord and Savior was known to the first believers, the only Name by which they knew Him.  This knowledge, then, should awaken the reader to what this instruction from the Apostle is saying.  We find that by the replacing of our Lord's given Birth Name, YaHshua, with a false name the very thing the enemy wants to accomplish and the very thing Paul is warning us about -- the Preaching and teaching of ANOTHER Messiah, a different Messiah, another, different Savior.  The preaching about YaHshua has been changed to the preaching of "another", one called JESUS (Geezus) by some and HeyZeus by others.  You judge, is "another" savior being taught?

Okay, you say, but just how important is this anyway?  Let us go to the word, again, for if we are to judge anything, let it be by the Word.   Besides, we have enough on our minds and lives, right?  You know, without going to all of the other websites and scholarly research and blah, blah, blah -- so, let us go to the Word already delivered and plain enough to understand, just understand it by simply believing it -- believe it first, over the words of men.  Sometimes it is just that simple.

(Rom 10:13)  For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.  (DID YOU HEAR THAT?)

(Php 3:14) I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God (the Father)in the Christ YaHshua.
(Php 3:15) Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.
(Php 3:16) Only let us hold true to what we have attained.
(Php 3:17) Brothers, join in imitating Me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.

Do not forget, that when those words were spoken and written down, the fake name, JESUS, never existed.  He was given a Name at Birth -- YaHshua -- in the Old English it was transliterated as JOSHUA, vocally pronounced, YaHshua.  Simple, simple, possibly too simple for the world.

4. Do you find yourself biting your tongue when around others for fear of causing division?  Forgetting that our Lord said they would put you out from among them?  Why?  Very possibly because you do not agree with those you once did agree.

You are told, as the groups is taught, not to be a source of division in the Church, and not to Judge or you will be judged, and also that you must obey the authority?  But which Church are we talking about?  Who said those in authority are those that are supposed to be in authority, who made them the authority over and above our Heavenly Father? 

If you share a truth that you can clearly see in the pages of your own bible and others do not like it, or do not want to see it, then who is it that is bringing division?  Why are there so many different Christian Churches, and from who do they claim their authority over the Church of God? 

Because of  "division" in doctrines we have hundreds of different "authorities" claiming the Holy Bible as their authority -- they cannot all be right, can they?  Some doctrines taught and honored among various Christian groups clearly have a pagan source, and it is from these many similar and varied differences that create so many different Christian groups. One, if not the main doctrine is the name they claim gives them the authority to rule over others -- ironically -- most of these divided groups call on the false name, JESUS.  Would you be wrong in pointing this out?  Believe me, in times past a person claiming to be a believer and follower of the Church was under the Church obligation to do what the Priest told you to do and if you did not you could be taken out in the public square and beaten or put in stocks, until you repented.  Some were even killed, all in the name of god -- their god.  Actually, many thousands upon thousands, over the centuries have been murdered in the name of the Church, in the name of their church and god, not HIS.  Not because the Church had the truth but because they had the power.

(John 16:1-3) All this I have told you so that you will not go astray. They will put you out of the synagogue (church); in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or Me.

This cannot be pointed out too often -- those who do such things do not know either the Father of the Son -- This revelation alone, counts the Roman Catholic Church as a pagan church, and does not belong to either the Father of the Son.  This holds true of all Protestant Churches who have a similar history, to a lesser degree, perhaps, but still, torture and other forms of spiritual killings are not a thing of the past, but continues to this very day.

Today smaller groups, medium groups and large groups have differing doctrines but what sets most apart from one another is doctrines concerning authority, who is going to be the boss of you.  In general, of the Christian doctrines, they all pretty much are following along in the same customs and traditions -- and they all profess JESUS as their Savior.  You should know by now that that is not our Savior's Name.  These Lord (Baal) worshipers have removed and replace the Name of out Savior, and in so doing have lost all true knowledge concerning the Father Son relationship of our Lord and of us with our Heavenly Father.  They say they know Him, the Son, but then call Him by a pagan name or a name recently invented.  Remember, the Name JESUS never existed until about 400 years ago.  The various pagan cults have taken on the Christian guise and then point the finger at each other and shout, "CULT", while the only real difference is that one cult is bigger than the other.  They all, however, claim the same name they worship and teach, JESUS, some pronounce as HeyZeus, and others as ISIS, or something very similar in sound, but nothing close to His actual Birth Name, the Name given Him at Birth, a Name from His Heavenly Father. 

If you, then, share a truth, or try to pass on some knowledge of truth and the group you are with does not like it, who is it, really, that is causing the divide?  This, of course, assumes that those in the leadership role is saying they are part of His true body of believers.  If they really are, they will take the correction and make the adjustment to the Truth.  But, be prepared to be scorned and scoffed at.  In the old days they might have hung you in the stocks, or whipped you, but today they are more likely to tell others to avoid you, or ask you to leave. 

     You are not the problem.  Never let them shame you into thinking that you are the problem.  This is a tactic used against anyone perceived as a threat -- YaHshua was attacked in this way more than once, "...who are you to say you are a son of God?", "By what authority do You heal on the Sabbath?"   However, in your approach to others, you do need to be alert to the feelings of other lay-members and not to be, or become aggressive in anyway.  Challenge those who claim to be in authority, certainly, they are those who are supposed to know what the followers need to know, but if they are not doing their job and insist on living in a lie or participate in a deception then, again, it is not you that is causing strife -- they are those causing the deception to continue, not you. 

If you question your pastor about the true identity of our Savior and he, or she, does not receive it or tries to convince you that it does not matter, then you need to have second thoughts about who is your teacher (YaHshua, He is the Head).  And if you were to share this one, absolute truth at a bible study and no one seemed to be interested then what do you do?  Be civil at all costs, this absolute Truth does not belong to you, and is revealed knowledge, it is not your private discovery.  You could, in a civil manner, bring it up again, from time to time, unless, of course, they begin to slap you around, spiritually, that is.  Eventually someone will respond -- it may not be the response you want, but there will be a response.  Either you will be shunned, backs turned on you, or you will no longer be invited to certain functions, or the Pastor may come to you and ask you not to attend their meetings anymore -- I have reports from others about these things happening, and from my own personal experiences -- the leadership, in certain groups, going so far as to advise other family members not to have anything to do with you.   

No matter how tough this may seem, if you lived an earlier life they may have just killed you.  Then again, the decision to leave a group you love is difficult, just as many in the First Century Church discovered.  Maybe your own conscience will decide for you, maybe you will not be able to stand living along side the deception and you will leave and look for another group.  Just remember, there is only ONE GROUP or Body with YaHshua as the Head, and the body composed of many different parts.  This united Body of believers are hidden, much as those 7,000 people that EliYaH did not know about, or was unaware of.  The Body fit together, each doing its own part, all united with the Father by the Son. 

(Eph 2:18) For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. NIV (Paul, referencing those of the Church and himself)

(Mat 11:27) All things have been committed to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him. NIV

In reality the Church of the Living God, that body that represents our True Savior is not a large group at all.  As the days grow ever closer to the end, the number actually becomes smaller, even to the point most of us live as EliYaH did, alone, or seemingly alone.  Here we had one of the most powerful Prophets of all time, unaware that he was not alone.  He was fine when it looked like no one would be able to deny YaHWeH as God, after all, didn't he call fire from the sky, didn't he put hundreds of LORD worshipers to shame?  And still, after all of that, he was on the run for his own life.  He got his courage back when YaHWeH made it known to him that there were 7,000 others, 7,000 he had never met, but they were there, visible to the Heavenly Host.  EliYaH put his spiritual cap back on and went back to work.  He did not join with the Baal worshiping Israelites, he remained apart from them, and eventually Israel turned back to YaHWeH, if for only a brief time.  This is what is meant to "...Come out of her...", remain loyal to the God of Creation, calling on no one else. 

(Rev 18:4) I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, My people, that you have no participation in her sins, and that you don't receive of her plagues,
(Eph 5:11) Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.

Do not forget we can learn a lot from our fellow men and women, finding the nuggets where ever they may be, "...rightly dividing the word of truth..", but the real fruit is you, your development and growth.  Even the pagans serve their gods with righteous zeal, all in the name of their gods that are no gods.  To bear fruit for another is not to bear fruit for our Lord and our Heavenly Father.  We are to be Kings and Priests and to rule with YaHshua and toward this end we grow in knowledge about Him. 

(Rev 5:10)  And has made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. (Hum, not in Heaven, but on Earth -- another doctrine, biblically refuted by the Word)

5. Do the questions you ask your pastor only cause arguments or belittlement or simply smiles of tolerance?  Sometimes they will use the Word to chastise you.  They will accuse you of bringing in heresy, just like in times past, and they will

(2 Peter 2:2-4) ..bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.

(2Pe 2:1-3) But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. NIV

Those remarks by the Apostle Peter were about events he was witnessing, events taking place some 2,000 years ago.  If this was a concern then, how much more now?  2,000 years of deceptive works, false teachers during that time, then it would be safe to assume even more now -- 2,000 years for the deceivers to work.  And look at what it is that drives them, "greed".   By making things up.  It is an unwritten principle, something I made up -- If you repeat a lie long enough it becomes truth -- Still, it is a lie.  Take a look at Christian History and you will see what Peter was just beginning to see happening.  Peter and Paul and all of the Apostles were just beginning to see the corruption, but not before they were able to submit the Gospel Message to the World.  Men and women have been using it ever since for their own purposes, using and abusing the Word of Truth, in the name of "Greed".

6. Do you feel alone in this world of confused religions and obvious false doctrines? Does your Bible seem to be saying something different from what the preacher is saying?   Is it confusing to be told the Laws are not for today, that you do not want to be guilty of "legalism" and then, at the same time, you are expected to bow down to what ever laws and doctrines you Church or groups says you must, or -- that is, or, you are not a true Christian?

(Eph 4:14)  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

What?  Do you think that warning is only for people that live some 2,000 years ago?  It is a warning that was good for them, and today, good for you and me as well.  Those twisted works, from the beginning, by men seeking to be in charge, to make merchandise of you, have handed down their deceptions and their children have refined the deceptions, turning YaHshua's words into a prophetic reality -- "Broad is the path to destruction, and narrow the way to life, and there are few that find it".

Do you feel that maybe you do not belong? Are you intimidated into silence? (1 John 1:2-4, never mind your fellowship is with the Apostles through their written words and especially with God our Father and Yahshua, His son)

Have the leaders of your church set you against your family? Or have they set your family against you? Do they practice authority over all? Scripture, our real authority, tells us that the Father God is over the Christ and the Christ is over the man and man over the woman -- just where does it say the pastor is over the woman, over the children, over you? (Eph 5:22-24) there has been an abundance of misuse in this area, all derived form scriptures addressed to the Apostles and later taken by common men thinking themselves something they are not. The Head of your house is you and you are subject to the Messiah. You, as the man, have a responsibility to be gentle and a servant to the wife -- that's right, a servant. She is not your slave, but because of her weakness (remember it was she that was deceived) you, as the head, are to be tolerant and patient toward her. To lead, you become the servant. Blessed is the man with a God fearing wife that understands this, and is able to see the true strength in her husband, for his mercy toward her is the mercy we find in YaHshua and our Heavenly Father toward us. Amen

Do you feel uncomfortable engaging discussions about the creation, about our Creator, being met with stony silence or angry remarks?

If you can answer, "Yes", to any of the questions above perhaps this web site is for you. Perhaps you are –

one of the Seven Thousand

Number One Principle “Let the Father be true and every man a liar” (Romans 3:4)

Let us proceed --

Who are the Seven Thousand?

That would be the number of those found not to have given themselves to the popular religion of their day. Biblically speaking, the original seven thousand lived during the days of Elijah (Eli-YaH). Elijah, at one point in his ministry, thought he was alone, the only one worshiping the true Creator. He, however, was reminded by YHWH, God of back sliding Israel, that he was not alone. There were “seven thousand” that had not bowed to the popular religion of the day and had not kissed (joined hands with this false religion and its priests) Baal. Baal, in the days of Elijah and the Seven Thousand, was the "Lord" worship of that day. Kissing the idol of one of the Baals demonstrated an intimate acceptance of this false worship. Kissing can be likened to a handshake of today sealing an agreement. Westerners and Europeans may sign an agreement then shake hands all around sealing the signed agreement. Even today some in other countries greet and seal agreements with a kiss. It is not uncommon in this modern era to see religious people kissing their idols whether they be square prayer boxes, holy stones, holy pictures, holy crosses, holy men, and even stone statues.

In Rome there is a statue of Peter, or so they say, and the big toe on this venerated piece of stone - cut into the shape of a man - has virtually been "kissed" off. Once a year the Pope himself places his robe and crown upon this stone idol and bows before it and kisses its foot. The Seven Thousand would not be a party to such things, not in the days of Elijah and not now in these days. Who are the Seven Thousand? It is those that worship the true God in Heaven, in truth and in spirit – and acknowledge Yahshua as Messiah and Savior.

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Elijah thought he was alone (I Kings 19:14) but he was not. The mighty YHWH corrected him (I Kings 19:18). The people of YHWH were, in the days of Elijah, concentrated in the land of Israel while today, the people of the Almighty Living God, are like "salt" sprinkled out over the face of the whole earth (Matthew 5:13). We should not forget, our Savior told us in advance that the end days would be as the end days of Noah. Many point to His, our Messiah, saying, "they married and were giving in marriage", as a proof everything was NORMAL, but this is far from the point. How had the days of Noah been? There were around 120 years of people "marrying and giving in marriage", of 'buying and selling" -- 120 years, and how did it end? Only 8 survived the end of days at that time, ONLY 8 people out of millions. Yes, as in the days of Elijah, also, we are looking for a "remnant", that would be a few not a majority.

EliYaH, means, “My God is YaH”. If Elijah did not know about the “seven thousand” souls back then, what about today? As the world is even closer to the coming of our Savior, YaHshua, how many have not bowed to another god? How many today remain true to the worship of the one Savior, the one who came and revealed the Father and have not bowed to any other god or gods? Today there may be many more than a mere seven thousand, then again maybe not (Luke 8:18), but we should realize the people of the Living God are hidden in a much larger area today - all of the earth. Think for a minute – Elijah did not know the 7,000 believers -- he thought He was the only one. YaHWeH reveals to him that there are 7,000 others. Considering the overall population of Israel the number 7,000 may be a much larger number on a per capita basis than we have today.

The emphasis is not on the number or a numbers but that the Creator God has decided that during every age, every generation there will always be those that do not bow to the religions of this world and this is His doing, not mine, not yours, not anyone but Him. Elijah thought he was alone just like many of you may think or feel but you are not. You are there and I am here, that is two, and I know of a couple of others also. Remain where you are, you are there for a reason, if, however, you are being persecuted then flee to another city (Matthew 10:23). When you pray -- you pray for all of us and we for you. The unity in the body of the Messiah is not as the world sees it but as the Spirit sees and knows it.

1 John 2:26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

Ephesians 4:15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is Christ (the anointed). From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” NIV

Our part in the Body of the Christ is not with some group of flesh and blood. Our central teacher is our Father in heaven and His Son, Yahshua. They are Spirit, they are Holy and this makes them the Holy Spirit.

It is lost revenues for the fleshly churches to teach this singular truth of individual unity in the living, Spiritual Body, of the Messiah.

(Rom 12:4-7) For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teach, on teaching; KJV 1Cor 10:17; 1Cor 12:12-13; 12:20; Eph 2:13;

 

(Please read these verses, above, leaving out the “grayed” words, as these words were added by the translators to try and make sense, as they saw it, in their own bias. Read without these words and these verses make even more sense and the truth in them is revealed)

(Eph 2:18) For through Him we both have access by One Spirit unto the Father. 

1 Peter 2:4 As you come to Him, the living Stone – rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to Him – you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Yahshua the Christ.

This house, this spiritual house, is not of any fleshly group, but of those belonging to that spiritual Body of the Messiah -- that body as compared to a building of stones, as our Messiah and Savior is the Corner Stone.

Certainly it is not wrong to meet with brothers and sisters of like beliefs, but when the burden placed on the individual to comply with a group mentality that is contrary to what you see and understand in the Bible, perhaps it is time for you to reexamine this group. You should, in the fullness of love, be able to live at peace with all people but there are those that will not let this happen, especially as you, being personally taught by the Father and the Son will fall under suspicious scrutiny by those in authority. It seems that the closer someone actually approaches the truth -- striping away much of the fleshly desire -- the leadership feels more and more threatened. Don’t take this personally if this happens to you, as it is not you they are against, even rejecting, but it is the Christ in you -- not unlike the Messiah Himself when he confronted the religious leaders of His day -- they were afraid of Him and His message -- they could sense they had no power over Him.

Remember the questions that began this article – if you are fortunate enough not to have any of those problems of abuse within the organization or group you are joined with, you are most fortunate indeed. I pray this is the case as you will be able to share the truth of Yahshua’s teachings with others and may even be the tool by which others will be pulled out of the way of Babylon and its pagan practices and doctrines as taught by most of the Christian community.

Then again, perhaps you are one as in Elijah’s day, part of the invisible, spiritual Body of the Messiah.

Are you one of the Seven Thousand? I hope so and in that hope we will all meet at the coming of our Lord and Master YaHshua, not some other Baal or Lord, but the one true Master of all. I pray you find this site a blessing and an encouragement. Hallelu-YaH

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