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MINI-DESPATCH. April 30, 2000
From W. B. Howard ...Editor of Despatch Magazine [Queensland, Australia]

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The apostasy which is amalgamating in our day called “The Hebrew Roots Movement” or “The Messianic Movement”, although coming in various forms and under varied doctrinal emphasis , could well be the biggest deception of all in these Endtimes. THE ICING ON THE CAKE of all counterfeit movements! As it unifies with the Protestant movement globally, with the Vatican moving along, the Satanic delusions will hit like never before in Church history!!!

Our ministry often receives E-mails from those who are adherents to HRM, the Hebrew Roots Movement, or sometimes from Messianic Jews. Whatever the communication which comes our way from these people, the content and doctrines are invariably in error, contradict God’s Word and present what can only be called, “anti-Christian Church” beliefs and confusion. We pray that those Christians who are approached by these Jewish workers will be loving enough to present Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord to them. Not one which has written out of the many has been truly saved, in the New Testament manner. None have understood at all what “Grace” in the New Covenant is about. All have been still in bondage to the O.T. Law - and are militant in demanding that Christian believers come under the dominance of the Jewish Rabbis! This is a sad state of affairs. The rest of this Mini-Despatch will share with the reader some of the discussions which have come our way through communication with the HRM and others:


Looking at the material which is distributed by the HRM in Queensland, one can see that these amazing errors are being propagated [ we have the actual indoctrination course here at our centre ]:
a) That the New Testament “Grace of God” and the teaching of  “The Church” as a Christian Body are evil apostasies which have been invented, and placed in the New Testament by Rome;
b) That any Jewish male who finds himself with Christians in a church setting, should fulfil his duty to teach Gentiles in the Torah, and bring them under the Rabbis of Judaism. All those who do not read Hebrew are considered unable to find truth for themselves.
c) There is heavy emphasis on Christianity being ROOTED in  Judaism, not rooted in Christ Jesus.


has brought a prophecy forth which shows the HRM Rabbis becoming the heads of the Christian Church, globally. The new movement which will swept the Churches into unity under the Pope is seen as THE MESSIAH AGE. THE JESUS AGE is said to be over, and THE MESSIAH AGE is seen as beginning now.

The Rabbis of the HRM are supposed to be in major leadership, the Christian Gentiles are seen as being brought to submission by Elohim under the Rabbis!


MJAA President Rabbi Robert Cohen laid a prophet vision for the Messianic Jewish Movement. Some highlights follow (NONE agree with Biblical Prophecy at this juncture of the Church Age!)
* The 1970s, when Jerusalem returned to Jewish hands, was the end of the Gentile Church Age;
* The Messianic people are “THE HEAD” meaning of the Body of Christ;
* Messianic people will have a better ability to witness heal, discern and utilize spiritual gifts than others (Gentiles or Christian believers per se);
* The Messianic people are a prophetic righteous remnant, “that are calling the Church back to their Jewish roots.”
* Jews and Gentiles [ i.e. Christian believers per se ] will be looking to the Messianics to explain the Word of God;
* Whole communities will come to Yeshua because of their witness.


this E-mail from a Messianic Jew seeks to get me to answer that Jesus Christ’s religion was JEWISH!
Thus they will then argue that if we want to follow Christ Jesus, Christians must renounce Christianity
and become Jewish, like Jesus.


“A question: What was Jesus' religion? Thank-you, “


Dear ...,
Consider this Scripture, about religions:

"But if any man love God, the same is known of him.  As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol [is] nothing in the world, and that [there is] none other God but one. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many)  But to us [there is but] one God, the Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom [are] all things, and we by him."
( 1 Cor. 8).

Jesus Christ was God incarnate in the Body. He came to lay down His life for the sin of the world. As such, NO religion held Him in any sense. He brought newness of Life, and over-turned the age of Law and bondage under Judaism. He attended the Synagogue, and fulfilled the Law for us all who could NOT keep the Law perfectly, and so were under the curse of the Law.

"10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.  11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.  12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.  13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree:" ( Galatians 3).

Jesus Christ was not a "religious" man at all! He was GOD!
He kept the Jewish way before men until the fullness of time, then brought in something far greater than the Law, as you will see in many Scriptures including: Matthew 5:27,28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 39, 43, 44. Note that Jesus quotes the Old Testament Judaism, and then over-throws it with " but, I say unto you.”

Hope this helps. Wendy Howard.”

this next Jewish E-mail seeks to present “Yeshua” as THE LAW, even as the written books of the Torah!
The Jews will go as far as saying that Jesus Christ was the Logos, or Word, therefore He is the TORAH, which is the Word. Thus, when they speak of “Yeshua” they can mean, not the Jesus Christ we are talking about, but a written religious LAW! This is IDOLATRY!

“Yeshua was the Torah made flesh! As it says in Yochanan/John 1......."in the
beginning was the Logos/Torah and the Logos/Torah was made flesh and
tabernacled among us ( Israel )."

No, He was not the Torah made flesh, He was GOD incarnate. "The Word" means something quite different in John 1:1. It is the Greek word 'Logos" Aram. Memra. It is used of God in the Targums, i.e. Aramaic translations of the O.T. The Greek word means a 'thought" or "concept." as a designation of Christ, therefore, the Logos is peculiarly felicitous because in Him are embodied all the treasures of the divine wisdom, the collective thought of God. He is the utterance or expression of the Person and thought of Deity. John 1:3-5; 14-18; 14:9-11; Colossians 2:9.

this next Jewish E-mail contains other material which turns the Torah, the Jewish Law books, into THE CREATOR! Utter blasphemy, and idolatry. The Law again becomes GOD!

“Did you know the Torah contains the spiritual genes/the spiritual genetic material of the UNIVERSE?
Everything exists because THE TORAH SAYS SO!!!!!!!
Before Elohim created the universe HE WROTE THE TORAH, the Torah is the arquitectural (sic) blue print of the universe!!! very careful when you speak of the Torah.”

GOD is to be worshipped and adored, not any written Law no matter how spiritual!
Everything exists because GOD upholds it be HIS power.
You make out the written Law is Divinity in itself! be careful when you speak of Almighty God! Christ Jesus upholds all things by HIS power. You seek to elevate the Law and wipe out the glory of Jesus Christ! :

"Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;  Who being the brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; " ( Hebrews 1).

 “Rabbi Shaul was NOT saying the very Torah is a curse.......noooo......
he was saying that those who presume to earn their salvation thru obeying the Torah w/o (sic)
Yeshua are doomed to fail.”


“True enough, but the Bible says that the Law itself, although Holy and Perfect, to sinful men is a curse, because it DEMANDS obedience when men cannot keep it. That is why Jesus came to die on the Cross, to take that curse in our stead. The Law says do this or that or you will die!
Christ Jesus says , "I will die for you."

"And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions [that were] under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance." ( Hebrews 9:15).

that the HRM seeks to overthrow Christianity and insists that JUDAISM must take over.


“Christianity is actually "Messianism"......those who follow the Mashiach of
Israel. Yeshua did not come to start a new religion.....He came to raise Judaism to a higher spiritual level.....this is why the Ruach ha Kodesh /the Holy Spirit came upon the early believers in the UPPER ROOM.”


“You are mistaken! Christianity is certainly about the Jewish Messiah, but that is only a part of it.
That promised Messiah came to be the Saviour of the whole world, any who would come to Him. He is the God-Man who died for the sin of the whole world. Jesus Christ is far beyond merely Judaism or Israel - although the Jew can certainly come to Him as Saviour as all men may, if they choose.

"16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." ( John 3).

a heavy-handed attempt to bring back Christians under the Torah of the Jews.


“Acceptance of Yeshua as Saviour and Lord is just the beginning. One grows in holiness by walking in the Spirit......doing the will of the Father. If one does the will of the Father, the Torah is kept as a result. This is the meaning of the Torah written in one's lev ( heart in Hebrew ).....see Jer 31.”


“Only Jesus Christ can keep the Law of God. So He came to live in our lives, and He gives to us both Positional and Progressive righteousness. His gift in us:
"29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.  30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:  31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."  ( 1 Cor. 1).
Let me know your name next time! May God richly bless you as He leads you into His Truth. Wendy Howard.”

an expectancy of a Messianic Kingdom being set up on earth. BUT, this is NOT under the real Jesus Christ!
For Jesus Christ leads the saved person into the GRACE OF GOD, which is freely given in Christ Jesus His Son, not under the Torah and Judaism. Sadly these Jews are following a counterfeit “Yeshua.”
Read the book of Revelation and you will soon see who it is that is coming, setting up a fake Messianic kingdom, and who is presenting a counterfeit “Yeshua” !!!! Need I spell it out?


“1. The Eretz/the Land of Israel is the BODY of Israel, her container, that which makes her manifest to the world, like our own body.
2. The Jews/the Torah culture are the SOUL of Israel, her collective personality, ego, criteria. The Jews will never go away.

3. The Messianic Jewish Renewed Congregation of Rabbi Yeshua aka "the church", the kehila/ekklesia is the SPIRIT of Israel. These believers will never go away.
When the three parts of Israel are joined the Messianic Kingdom will be ushered in.
This will happen when the Mashiach/Messiah comes.......Yeshua/Elohim! These three parts of Israel are intrinsic and inextricable in the eyes of Elohim. The "problem" is that the SOUL can find the BODY, and the SPIRIT can find the BODY, but , generally speaking, the SOUL cannot find the SPIRIT and the SPIRIT cannot find the SOUL.

(NOTE:Meaning Judaism and Christainity? Despatch comment.).

Another way of looking at this is: Judaism ( the "biblical" Judaism of Yeshua) has the chess board, but
"Christianity" (true "biblical" Christianity/Messianic Jewish Renewed ) has the chess pieces.”
(NOTE: we the Church of Christ do not exist in the chess game!)


“Judaism is null and void now.
If you truly believed in Christ Jesus as Saviour and Lord you would know that! ALL are one in Christ Jesus:

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3 ).




“I want to spend time comparing the Law and Judaism with true trust in the New Testament, and the New Life in Christ Jesus. I am doing this because of concern for you. Not to argue or put you down in any way. I pray you will respond to the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a matter of bondage to Judaism and the Law, or freedom in Christ Jesus and Life everlasting:


... LAW ...
 ... GOSPEL ...

The law says
this DO and thou shalt live.

and then thou shalt do.

The law says,
PAY me that thou owest.

The GOSPEL says, 
I frankly FORGIVE thee all.

The law says
MAKE you a new heart and a new spirit.

The GOSPEL says,
a new heart will I GIVE you, 
and a new spirit will I put within you.

The law says
thou shalt love the Lord thy God 
with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, 
and with all thy mind.

The GOSPEL says
Herein is LOVE, not that we loved God, but that he loved us an sent His Son 
to be the propitiation for our sin.

The law says
CURSED is every one who continueth 
not in all things written in the book of the law to do them.
The GOSPEL says
BLESSED is the man whose iniquities 
are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
The law says
The WAGES of sin is death.

The GOSPEL says
The GIFT of God is eternal life 
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The law DEMANDS holiness. 
The GOSPEL GIVES holiness
The law says, DO. The GOSPEL says, DONE.
the unwilling service of a bondman.
the loving service of a son and a freeman.
The law makes blessings the result of OBEDIENCE. The GOSPEL makes 
obedience the result of BLESSINGS.
The law places the day of rest at the end of the week’s work.
The GOSPEL places
it at its beginning.
The law was given for the restraint of the old man.
The GOSPEL was 
given to bring liberty to the new man.
The law, salvation by wages and sacrifice in animal blood.
salvation is a GIFT, through the death of One Great Sacrifice, God’s own Son

( Hannah Whitall Smith quote access her books online).

I sure know which one I prefer! Thank God for His unspeakably wonderful gift in sending His Son to bring in the New Covenant in His Blood!  Read God’s Word and weep:

30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of  righteousness.
Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. ”  (Roman 9).

Write again, and discuss the various points I have put before you. Wendy Howard.”

the HRM people are quick to brand anyone who disagrees with them as being anti-Semites/ Nazis. This causes some Christians to be emotionally black-mailed into agreeing with anything the Jews say!

“I apologise that I cannot give out my name. I have been threatened on the internet by anti-Semites/nazis. I am sorry you interpreted this as a lack of courtesy. I should have been more clear.
Quoting large amounts of Scripture will get [ you, Wendy ] nowhere. That is tantamount to making the Scripture into little mud balls and hurling them at one's
opponent ( I am not your opponent !!!!!I want to believe we are on the same side.)”

the urging to believe “Elohim” not to depend on the revealed Word of God in the New Testament, and the attempt to break the “Gentiles’” trust in the Christian Church. The “preconceived notions” are the doctrines of Christianity! The Church is seen as having its “diploma invalidated” for 2,000 years!

“Why are you recalcitrant to ask Elohim to verify anything I have written? I understand it is a bit unnerving to have one's diploma invalidated. I don't mean your diploma, I am speaking in a general sense to all "Christians" of the past 2,000 years.
If you would read my other emails without prejudice, pretense and preconceived notions you would be able to ascertain the balance that I am advocating for purposes of comprehending "Christianity" in a Hebrew-Jewish context. Christianity is BIBLICAL JUDAISM, the BIBLICAL JUDAISM OF YESHUA.
Now, you must re read my previous emails, ask for revelation as per Ephesians 1:17.
Then write me back. Wendy, can you read Hebrew?
Have you ever studied the Torah from a rabbinical point of view?”

“Dear ...,
Have you ever been Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb?
Have you ever been filled with the Holy Spirit of God? Have ever even received Him at all?
Have you ever known the Blessed Saviour as your own Lord and Companion?
Will you drop the whole notion that natural abilities and mere cognitive "knowledge" are sufficient to bring one to God?
Why would you imagine that knowing Hebrew is essential to understanding the Truth of God's Word? When God's Word tells us that it isn't:

"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into ALL TRUTH: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come."
( John 16:13).

You have not had enough time to read what I sent you last E-mail!
READ the Word of God! I sent you a portion to help you, not to bombard you.
It shows a great deal of what position Israel and Judaism are at this juncture, in the Church Age. Also READ the comparisons I sent you on the old Judaism era and the New Life in Christ Jesus. I would like comments and am willing to spend time with you. Why? Because I care about you, and God loves you! I don't view you as a Jew, I view you as a person whom Christ died for. A precious soul who is seeking.

Keep in touch and continue to communicate if you are open to what the New Testament has to say. You not invalidating some sort of Christian "diploma", you are invalidating GOD'S WORD in the NEW TESTAMENT the Covenant in Christ's Blood! Don't do that, consider carefully and READ the Scriptures I sent you. God would not contradict Himself so I know immediately you do not understand and so are in error concerning the Lord God Almighty's truth! I have read carefully all your E-mails, you are in serious error!

Ephesians 1:17 is clear. You must be saved, redeemed, have new Life in Christ Jesus to gain spiritual knowledge through the indwelling Holy Spirit and the opening of God's Word. You need salvation in Christ Jesus. I will be praying for you, Mr Wier. I can tell you I would not be writing to you if I wasn't right in there yearning for your soul to be safe in the Lord! I am on your side all right.   Wendy Howard.”

the HRM Jews like to ask this loaded question, “Who killed Jesus?”
If you answer, “the Jews and their leaders” beware! You will be branded “anti-Semitic.”

A  question:  Who killed Jesus?”


“Dear ....,
Jesus Christ was delivered up by the Father to die for the sin of the whole world. It was pre-determined by the Father, and He GAVE Christ to die before the foundation of the world! The sin of all the world killed Jesus, but He rose again and defeated death for us all. He was sent to the Jewish people, the majority of them rejected Him, including the Jewish leaders. They were in part responsible, but no more than all sinners were! BUT, God has included in His Word the words that the Jewish people spoke long ago:

"Then answered all the people, and said, His blood [be] on us, and on our children." ( Matthew 27:25).

This does not make Jews "Jesus killers" per se! In relation to this horrific event we all are Jesus killers! For we are sinners who made it necessary for Christ to die. "But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

"Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you," ( 1 Peter 1:20).
"Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:  Him, being delivered by the DETERMINATE COUNSEL AND FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:  Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it." ( Acts 2:23).
Wendy Howard.”

” although some understanding of the shed Blood of Christ is present, the concept of the Grace of God to save and to sanctify fully is NOT understood by the HRM.”

“Wendy.......Let me clarify:
Yeshua's blood atonement is the only way of salvation for ALL.
Persons not accepting Yeshua's blood atonement cannot enter heaven.
Believers are under grace, they are not under "law."
Being under grace does not allow one to do whatever one wants.”


Here you do not grasp Grace in it's fullness. Being in Christ and in His liberty of the Spirit does not mean we can do what ever suits the natural man! Read again the comparisons I sent you on the NT liberty in Christ Jesus, and the OT law era.

Sanctification is by Grace through faith alone, just as initial salvation is. Sanctification is Christ's Life in us!

"That no flesh should glory in his presence.  But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:  That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."   ( 1 Cor. 1:29-31).

the clear understanding that Christ Jesus is ALL in ALL is not grasped. Instead of Christ alone, the HRM and Messianic Jewish Movement over-balance into the religion that they have never really left! They cannot grasp that ALL is fulfilled in the Lord Jesus Christ. Not only that, but they want the Christians to embrace the O.T. Jewish religious beliefs and even culture!

“Christianity cannot be fully appreciated and fully comprehended without
a thorough knowledge of Jewish Hebrew culture. ( Torah/Tanak ).
Christianity is Jewish!”


Through the Jewish people's line God sent the Saviour into the world. He was the Lion of Judah. He was born into a Jewish family. Christ the Messiah came to live and die for all men and women. He is the Saviour of Jews, Gentiles, black, white, yellow and any ethnic group. All who receive Him are rooted in Christ Jesus. But Christianity is not about Imagestaining Judaism, it is about proclaiming the Saviour has come! The Jews must accept the Saviour and all that the New Testament has led us all into. They don't join an organisation, they are born again into a Divine Person and His Body is the Ekkesia, the called out ones. We are all that Body of Christ's when we are truly saved.
You see only Christianity opposed to Judaism. I don't see either, I see only Christ and me part of HIM!

"As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, [so] walk ye in him: ROOTED and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving."
( Colossians 2:6,7)
Wendy Howard.”


“ Ms.........
The Roman Catholic Church has the Magisterium. They supposedly hold the
keys to understanding of the Scripture. This is a false concept.”
Very true!

the Jews want to introduce all the Christian churches to their own Hebrew Bibles and interpretations!
“The Protestant-Evangelical Church says the "Bible interprets the Bible",
aka the "inductive study method." This is a false concept.”

“No, not when one is a redeemed person. The Bible is opened only to the persons who have the Holy Spirit of the God within. Then the Bible can be read as a revelation from the Lord Himself. It is clear and does not need any other books to interpret it.”

“The correct way to understand the Scripture is to ask the Author of
Scripture to interpret it. This is the only true concept.”

“You cannot do that unless you are a saved person! I would NEVER read the Bible with dependence on my own intellect or understanding. It is always to be read in dependence on the Lord. I NEVER read the Bible without the enlightenment of the Lord God.”

Quite right! And that truth is found only in God's Word. That is why I cannot accept your errors, they are against God's Bible!”

“Regarding any given matter there is only Elohim's truth, not my truth or
your truth.”


“That is true enough! However if the "truth" someone presents is in direct contradiction to the Bible itself, then that person does not speak by God's truth! Your "truth" is often ( not always however ) in contradiction to God's Bible! The Bible tells us that the Law and Judaism are NOT for the Church Age. The whole book of Galatians is about this. You must come into conformity and under obedience to the Bible, God's Holy Word. This is Elohim's truth, your "truth" is  often, sadly, ERROR.

Wendy Howard.”

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