I hope you had a good Feast of Sukkot. I have received both your text and Sherri's separate text since I've sent you the letters attached below. You both stated, you(Tommy) would get back to me. To date I still have not heard back from you. We spent the feast with several of our friends in Tennessee as you're aware. I purposely avoided talking much about this subject because I wanted to speak to you first. To be honest, I think most people that have concerns, have a hard time expressing concerns because they don't want to appear judgmental and or appear anti-semitic. I am publishing this as a public post in order to create an open discussion among our peers. The most critical issues at hand appears to be who and how is someone saved. As you're also aware, I believe we can't judge salvation of an individual person. However, we can determine how someone is saved from the Bible. Both of us in the past have stated that we believed that true salvation comes only by a person believing in the atoning blood of Yahshua Hamashiach and that there is no other saving grace. Salvation is in Him alone.
I also believe Yahuah is more powerful than we can understand. In his power he saved Paul of Tarsus. Also in that power he consumed Korah and all of his household who stood with him in the wilderness. He is the only one with the power to make alive and save. He is also the only one with the power to take a life. We created beings sometimes get the opinion that we have more power than we actually have. Even if a person throws us into a lion's den, One has the power to shut the mouths of the lions. We like Daniel and like Paul are a sweet savour to Elohim. We make manifest the savour of His knowledge everywhere we go. How are we a sweet savour?
2 Cor 2:14-17 Now thanks be to Elohim, which causeth us to triumph in Mashiach, and to make manifest the savour of His knowledge by us in every place. For we are to Elohim a sweet savour of Mashiach, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of Elohim: but as of sincerity, but as of Elohim, in the sight of Elohim speak we in Mashiach.
Our job is not to judge salvation, our job is to speak life(truth) into the world. To the Jew first and also to the Gentiles. The word of truth speaks life to some and speaks death to others. The gospel or the good news is to be preached to the Jew first and then to the gentiles. Paul preached to the Jew first and then to the Gentiles after he found the message of Mashiach being refused and rejected by the religious leaders. Paul didn't mix words. He was bold in proclaiming the gospel.
Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, it was necessary that the word of Elohim should first be spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the gentiles.
Why do we speak to both Jew and gentile? Because the fields are white in the world. There are both Jews and Gentiles who will receive the word of truth. Unfortunately, there are also those both Jew and gentile whom will not receive the word of truth. That is why we are to go tell the truth and let Yahuah do the work of Saving those that are His.
Ezekiel 34:11 For thus saith Yahuah Elohim, Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
John 10:26-27 But ye believed not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Tommy, I believe you have been placed in a position to tell the truth to a multitude of people. We both know that the gospel has been presented by some on a garbage can lid to the Jewish people. You and I have not done that. You and I won't do that. But that doesn't give us the right or reason not to present the gospel. We must be prepared to give an answer to the question, "what is the hope that is within us?" As you have experienced this year in the vineyards, the harvest is great. The vats are overflowing. The time is at hand. Don't waste that opportunity. Our Jewish brothers need to hear the truth. Will you wax bold in speaking the word of truth. Don't let fear stop you from proclaiming the truth. Let those that can hear, hear. Let those that cannot hear judge themselves unworthy of everlasting life. As I said before, the message of the gospel(good news) of Yahshua Hamashiach is not anti-semitic. This message is not death to any of His sheep. He will not lose one.
John 10:28-31 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are One. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
Our job is to proclaim the gospel. Yahuah has always used broken and cracked pots, in other words, sinners. Just because we're broken does not give us the right to not speak the truth. We shouldn't condone the mistakes of the past. However, we shouldn't cloud the fact that all are broken(made mistakes) and in need of THE SAVIOUR!!
With Love to you and your family I beseech you to preach Salvation unto the Jews first and then unto the Gentiles
Romans 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile
Dated September 30, 2017
I have not received a response from you about my previous letter sent to you(attached below) about the video you distributed, titled - Tommy Waller to fellow Christians: "Stop Stealing Jewish Identity".
Leviticus 19:17 "Thou shalt not hate your brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him."
It saddens me that I feel compelled to write this letter. There has been continual discussions about your video released to combat what some would call "replacement theology". Some of that discussion has gotten more disturbing to Christians and Messianic Believers whom hold to the doctrine of Salvation through the atoning sacrifice of Yahshua HaMashich, LORD of lords and KING of kings as the only way to be saved.
Being how you are unable to or unwilling to acknowledge this doctrine or for that matter unable or unwilling to disavow that doctrine, I am going to make my opinions on this matter public through releasing this letter as a public document. This will lend to an open conversation and debate on the matter. Zephaniah 3:13 "The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid." Galations 1:8-9 "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any one preach another gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." Why did he repeat this? He said to the Corinthians that those that preach some other gospel are "false prophets,deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ(Mashiach)". and that this is no wonder as Satan himself is "transformed into an angel light" Did they Stone Paul 3 times and give him 40 lashes 5 times because they agreed with him that if you have not the son you have not the father. No, the "boasting" of Yahshua and His ministry is the reason Paul suffered at the hands of the religious leaders of Israel. To turn the ministry of Yahshua to a sub-servant part of the Torah is to put the cart before the horse and think that you will get anywhere. To think that Paul risked life and limb suffering in bodily ways that we can't even fathom, to save his Jewish brethren who were already in covenant with Yahuah and were in no need of help, is a doctrine of demons.
Matthew 10:32-33 "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I also confess also before my father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in the heavens."
Tommy, I implore you to make a public stand for Yahshua the Mashiach and confess before men that he is Master(Adonai), Saviour, King of kings and LORD(Yahuah, YHVH). Make it clear whom you serve. Do you serve man or do you serve Yahuah? Do you love the Jewish people more than you love Yahshua? If you love the creation more than you love the Creator, you shall lose your life. I love my brethren in the Jewish faith, but I love Yahshua more. I love Yahshua more than father or mother. There is a war for our souls, and the plumb line is not love of the land, love of our parents, love of our fathers. We must Love our Father in heaven, Saviour of the world, Ruler of heaven and earth above ALL else.
Matthew 10:34-39 "Think not that I came to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. ...And he that taketh not his cross, and follow after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Jude verse 4-6 "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our Elohim into lasciviousness, and denying the only Yahuah Elohim and our Master Yahshua Ha Mashiach. I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that Yahuah, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that beleived not. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day.
You need to make it clear whether you believe or not believe a man of any faith, religion, or ethnicity can be saved without believing in Yahshua as their Saviour and Rabbi. Make it clear as to whether you believe Yahshua is the only Rabbi.
Revelation 3:15 "I know that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would that thou wert cold or hot. So because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue you out of my mouth."
I know you say you are zealous over Zion and zealous for the land, but you can't truly be zealous over Zion without being zealous for Yahshua, The King of kings. Luke 9 25-26 "For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world(all the LAND), and lose himself, or be cast away? For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory. and in his Father's, and of the holy angels." We have differed in the past on how to be zealous, however, never before have you made statements, which could be implied that there is more than one way to be saved(that specifically being the blood of Yahshua). Your ambiguity on this matter and your failure to address my concerns and the concerns of others, both from a Jewish perspective and a Christian perspective leads me to the position that you are being used by the enemy to lead others astray. We both know there have been several people that have been influenced by your ministry and have now denied the Messiah as THE Saviour. Please make a bold statement, a zealous statement for the diety, sovereignty, and power to save of Yahushua HaMashiach.
Your statement that the video was not about salvation seems to be just another diversion. You appear to either know that Yahshua is the only One with the power to save and choose to not tell Jewish brethren what you believe, or you have deviated from your previous held belief, that Yahshua is the only One with the power to save and that all that reject Him as their saviour shall die in their sins, and hiding this new found belief from your Christian supporters. Both parties need to hear from your lips what you believe. I pray that you can say "OUR Elohim Yahushua HaMashiach, King over all the earth reigns". I pray that you can say "Blessed is he who comes in the name of Yahuah". I pray you can say "Yahushua is Yahuah our righteousness". "who is a liar but he that denieth that Yahshua is the Annointed? He is the antimessiah that denieth the Father and the Son. You cannot change His words. You can speak His words faithfully or you can be ashamed of the gospel.
Tommy, I implore you to make a stand, do not remain silent. I pray you can speak the truth. I pray that you not be found a liar. I pray that you would not love anyone or anything so much that you would deny the one with the power to save. I pray you do not join yourself unto the enemy. I pray you will claim the One who has power to set you free. I pray you do not cause little ones to stumble. I pray you do not cause your children to stumble. I pray you do not cause your grandchildren to stumble. I am not talking about who in the past was saved and who wasn't saved. I'm talking to you about whether you'll stand with me and say "Our Elohim Reigns". Confess Him before men and He will be faithful and just to forgive your sins. Blessed is he whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Please tell the whole world who can cover sins! Please tell the world who can set them free! Please tell the world who can heal the sick! Please tell the world who can make us free indeed!
Please tell the whole world who is the great I AM!
Please tell the whole world who is the ancient of days!
Please tell your children that there is no other way to be saved!
Please tell your children you believe all the words of Yahshua HaMashiach!
Please tell your children it is not a heresy to believe that you must confess that Yahshua came and died for the sins of the whole world, that he was raised from the dead and lives forever more.
Please tell your children that those that believe in Yahshua are called, chosen and faithful and those that deny him are not faithful and not chosen.
Please tell your children that you believe all the words of Yahshua.
Please tell your children that you believe that the New Testament is a true and accurate testimony of the Life of our Saviour.
Please tell your children that all the books of the New Testament are true and faithful testimonies of the words of Yahshua HaMashiach.
Your children and grandchildren, as well as all the other people that hold your opinion in high regard, need to hear you say, I am not ashamed of the gospel of Yahshua HaMashiach.
Strongs definition of the word 'offend' in Luke 17 is to cause a person to begin to distrust and to desert one whom he ought to trust and obey.
You either have to support every word spoken and confirm your belief in every word spoken by The Messiah Yahshua, or you have become an offense to your children and to all others that hear and see your testimony. I pray you will not be one who causes your children and your grandchildren to distrust the words spoken through the whole of scripture.
Luke 17:2 "it would be better for him that a millstone were hanged around his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."
May Yahshua reign on earth as He rules in the heavens, may His will be done on earth as it is in the heavens.
Psalm 136 "...His mercy endureth forever..."
I'll end this letter with the words of Satmar leader Whom they call "Rabbi" Joel Teitelbaum
he writes: "Because of our sinfulness we have suffered greatly, suffering as bitter as wormwood, worse than any Israel has known since it became a people.... In former times, whenever troubles befell Jacob, the matter was pondered and reasons sought–which sin had brought the troubles about–so that we could make amends and return to the Lord, may He be blessed.... But in our generation one need not look far for the sin responsible for our calamity.... The heretics have made all kinds of efforts to violate these oaths, to go up by force and to seize sovereignty and freedom by themselves, before the appointed time.... [They] have lured the majority of the Jewish people into awful heresy, the likes of which have not been seen since the world was created.... And so it is no wonder that the Lord has lashed out in anger.... And there were also righteous people who perished because of the iniquity of the sinners and corruptors, so great was the [divine] wrath."