The following audio discussion (in 4 parts) is inspired by this Zadok prophecy, which is in full accord with the biblical prophets and the prophecies of Yahushua. It explores some significant biblical precepts that assist us in developing the spiritual gift of discernment necessary to identifying whether a teacher, or a teaching, is really a true “gatherer” servant ministry of the Most High.
Ezek 20:34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.
Isaiah prophesied that in the last days a repentant remnant will return (Isa 10:22). A similar narrative was expressed by Yahushua Melchizedek in his parable of the “lost son” who finally returns to his Father’s house and is restored (Luke 15:11-32).
Prophetically speaking, for this to happen to the last generation “Olive Tree” congregation, one should expect there must be a significant spiritual awakening to discern what is authoritative Divine Truth and the authentic ministry of YHVH’s Spirit, and to reject imitations and deceptions of those whom the Zadok code-named the “flattery seekers“. Without this authentic, qualitative spiritual work, the remnant would not be awoken to discerning the false from the true in a world of great darkness and deception. Clearly, this spiritual awakening must necessarily precede the remnant having the strong ability to 1) exercise sound discernment and then 2) to fearlessly forsake all false teachers and false teachings of the religious traditions of men (Mystery Babylon) that would keep YHVH’s remnant captive.
1 John 4:1 ¶ Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of Elohiym: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
In the time of John the Baptist and Yahushua Melchizedek, the Apostles testify that such an awakening occurred amongst a remnant in ancient Judea. In the last days – according to the testimony of Yahushua, His Apostles and the Prophets, the expectation is that a repentant awakening of a sanctified remnant will cause them to be ready to return to their Father’s place from out of the four corners of the earth… and the Apostles declare the prophetic Word of YHVH is more certain than the creation foundations of the earth!
Of note is that, in their Qumran writings, the Zadok priesthood also witnessed to this future restorative awakening and increased discernment in the last days remnant. In their commentary on Nahum (4Q 169 Col.2/3) they state:
“The bad deeds of the flattery seekers, they will be rejected by the simple folk of Ephraim, and they will ally themselves to the true Israel.”
The “true Israel” is the (biblically defined) redeemed-covenanted-restored olive tree of YHVH, which is redeemed individually (one by one) through personal acceptance of the atonement sacrifice of the Lamb of YHVH, who is Yahushua, the first-born resurrected Melchizedek of YHVH.
Thus in the last days the remnant of those who cling to Yahushua, as described in the Yahushua’s parable of the “lost son”, while yet scattered in the nations must experience a great spiritual awaking ( as described in the shadow type of Luke 15:17 – “when he came to himself“) . A merciful outpouring of YHVH’s Spirit and grace which calls “deep unto deep” motivates the lost son to begin to seek many things …
Working to improve one’s spiritual gift of discernment is vital today and a significant part of our needed repentant preparation to be able to stand in the day of increasing deception. It all begins with a spiritual heart that has a truly sincere love to take hold of YHVH’s Truth (2 Thess 2:10).
Praise YHVH that the Zadok priesthood reminds us that the remnant will indeed be successful in this in the latter day.
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For additional more in-depth scripture study referred to in this audio (part 2) you can download (right mouse click and save) the following Audio and PowerPoint presentation by Boaz Nieuwhof: “What Is His Name” & Powerpoint slides
For additional in-depth scripture study referred to in this audio (part 3) you can download (right mouse click and save) the following Audios (8 presentations) by Boaz Nieuwhof on what the scriptures teach concerning our identify in Yahushua Melchizedek:
Part 4: Eschatological worldviews (2 audio sessions)
Part A (first hour discussion) (now available)
Part B (second hour discussion) (now available)