Why Knights Templar and former "Guardian Angel" Raymond Elwood (aka "RayEl") can't be YHWH's Messiah
Matthew 24: 4 Yeshua replied: "Watch out! Don't let anyone fool you! 5 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Messiah!' and they will lead many astray.
Matthew 24: 11 Many false prophets will appear and fool many people; 12 and many people's love will grow cold because of increased distance from Torah. 13 But whoever holds out till the end will be delivered. 14 And this Good News about the Kingdom will be announced throughout the whole world as a witness to all the Goyim. It is then that the end will come.
This "new Christ" has a Facebook profile, but he himself never posts there. It is run by his "clergy" with human titles who regular ask for donations! So, here's a question every believer must ask ourselves: Will the REAL Messiah (Y'shua) really have a Facebook page? Will He ask for donations so He can spread His Word? Will He ask us - as "RayEl's" people are doing) to send in our qualifications so He can decide how best to use us in his ministry? And will we have TITLES? Really? Please check the Scriptures if you don't know the answers to these questions!
Are you ready for yet another a "new" Messiah, folks?
Well, here's a new one on the scene, and his name is "RayEl" according to a website run by purple cross wearing "clergy" of "The Holy and Apostolic Order of the Temple". RayEl has convinced his followers that he is "The Word of God". (By the way, he used to spell it "RaEl" but perhaps that was too confusing as there's another Rael (last 4 letters in Israel) who is the head of a flying saucer cult calling themselves Raelians.)
The story goes that RayEl was revealed to Israel on January 28, 2011, when "Angels delivered the Christ Spirit back to earth" via a space ship and it immediately fused with Elwood (a mere mortal NOT "born of a virgin" as was the TRUE Messiah, Y'shua who was prophesied in Revelation 5 to return to earth as the Lion of Judah).
Elwood, a human born into SIN like every other human, was born to a non-virgin mother in 1968 (we challenge someone to produce the scripture that suggests Y'shua would be "born" AGAIN, and re-enter the world as a baby!) and gained initial fame in Chicago as Commander of the Guardian Angels, which supposedly fulfilled certain Bible prophecies....RayEl's followers have produced an endless array of videos to "prove" their assertions!
Similar to another who insits he's "Messiah" - "Apostle" Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda, RayEl seems to have overlooked the fact that the real Messiah doesn't return to us as a baby. He comes onto the scene on a white horse, with a great shout and the sound of a trumpet:
1 Thessalonians 4: 13. And I wish you to know, my Brothers, that you should not mourn over them who have fallen asleep, like other people who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Y'shua died and rose again, even so them who sleep, will Elohim, by Y'shua, bring with him. 15. And this we say to you by the word of our Master (Y'shua), that we who may survive and be alive at the coming of our Master (Y'shua), will not precede them who have slept. 16. Because our Master (Y'shua) will himself descend from heaven with the mandate and with the voice of the chief Messenger and with the Qarna (trumpet) of Elohim; and the dead who are in the Mashiyach will first arise; 17. and then we who survive and are alive will be caught up together with them to the clouds to meet our Master (Y'shua) in the air; and so will we be ever with our Master. 18. And so, comfort you one another with these words. (Aramaic English New Testament/AENT)
Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened: and lo, a white horse; and he that sat on it is called Faithful and True: and in righteousness he judges, and makes war. 12. His eyes (were) like a flame of fire, and on his head (were) many diadems; and he had names inscribed; and the name which was written on him, no one knew, except himself. 13. And he was clothed with a vesture sprinkled with blood; and his name is called, The Word of Elohim. 14. And the army of heaven followed him on white horses, clad in garments of fine linen, pure (and) white. 15. And from his mouth issued a sharp two-edged sword, that with it he could strike the nations; and he will rule the nations with a rod of iron; and he will tread the wine-press of the wrath of Elohim Almighty. 16. And he has upon his vesture and upon his thigh the words written: King of Kings, and Master of Masters. (AENT)
Y'shua's Second Coming (which will happen on a future Yom Teruah/Rosh Hashana, will kick off several events including the rapture, the Millennium during which Y'shua rules and reigns for a thousand years (Revelation 20:11-15), and the Battle of Armageddon where the Antichrist will be forever defeated (Revelation 16:16). None of that has happened since RayEl's appearance - and we're all still here!
Matthew 24:29 And immediately after the suffering of those days, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not shine its light. And the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. 30. And then will be seen the sign of the Son of man in heaven, and then all the tribes of the land mourn, when they will see the Son of man who comes upon the clouds of heaven with great power and glory. 31. And he will send his Messengers with a large trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from the four winds from one end of heaven to the other. (AENT)
1 Corinthians 15: 51. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52. Suddenly, as in the twinkling of an eye, at the last shofar, when it will sound; and the dead will arise, without corruption; and we will be changed. 53. For this which is corruptible, is to put on incorruption; and that which dies, will put on immortality. 54. And when that which is corruptible, will put on incorruption, and that which dies, immortality; then will take place the Word that is written, "Death is absorbed in victory." 55. Where is thy sting, O death? And where is thy victory, O Sheol? 56. Now the sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is Torah. 57. But thanks be to Elohim that gives us the victory, through our Master Y'shua the Mashiyach. 58. Wherefore, my Brothers and my beloved, be steadfast, and not weak willed; but be at all times generous in the work of Master YHWH; seeing you know that your labor is not in vain in Master YHWH. (AENT)
Footnote: When Torah is diminished, the knowledge of sin is diminished; when Torah is increased the knowledge of sin is increased. The strength of sin is Torah, because it is Torah which makes it clear or plain what sin is; Torah explains sin and clarifies it. The sting of death is brought on by sin; the strength of sin is elucidated in Torah.
This RayEl cult now even boasts a "Messianic rabbi" who has posted this short video - which is sure to make your blood curdle when you hear him speak!
There are two major problems with RayEl - similar to all the other "messiahs":
First, our Savior's Name is NOT "RayEl"; it's Y'shua, which in Hebrew means YHWH is Salvation. Nowhere in Scripture are we told Y'shua's Name would be changed when He returns!
And secondly, RayEl is NOT Torah observant! His "clergy" said so! As a matter of fact, when asked directly by a representative of The Refiner's Fire, their reply was: "Due to Yeshua the Messiah, we are under a New Covenant with God...We are not required to keep all the holidays. I am confused about this issue, but I think the law of Love God, Love Each Other' is what is important right now."
But yet RayEl (and his "clergy") has the audacity to compare himself with Y'shua!
In other words, it's irrelevant that Torah (which means "Divine Instruction in Righteousness") is our ONLY blueprint for moral, holy living; and the Seventh Day Sabbath, which is a sign between YHWH and His people was somehow abolished at the cross? Really?
Ezekiel 20:11 I gave them my laws and showed them my rulings; if a person obeys them, he will have life through them. 12 I gave them my shabbats as a sign between me and them, so that they would know that I, ADONAI, am the one who makes them holy.
These "priests" of RayEl's sound just plausible enough to be "believable" to those who don't know the Bible....Please check out this page wherein RayEl is compared to Messiah Y'shua, where you will see, among other atrocities, you'll see them espousing: "The etymological origin of RayEl's name, is traceable back to Egyptian Judaism. 'RayEl' literally means 'Word of God'." The truth is, "Ra" in Hebrew means "Evil"! (Verified with Andrew Gabriel Roth - Aramaic and Hebrew scholar and author of the AENT, Wheel of Stars, Signs of the Cross and Ruach Qadim.) Here is another example of their nonsense:
9. Christ was a healer and a teacher. A number of amazing "healings" have been attributed to Lord RayEl, as well as multiple sighting of a classic "aureolic glow" around his head, similar to those depicted in early Christian iconography. The aureolic glow has been most often seen when Lord RayEl is giving a profound teaching. Equally amazing are the numerous reports of sudden onset "Kundalini awakening", just from listening to Lord RayEl teach, or being in his presence. In Eastern beliefs, Kundalini awakening is a physical manifestation of spiritual enlightenment, that often takes adepts many years of intense meditation and training to achieve, if they achieve it at all. To have this happen spontaneously, just from listening to a speaker, or being near a person, was unheard of before now.
While there were certainly instances of "glowing" described in the Bible (Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Corinthians 3:12 - 4:2, Luke 9:28-43), we are also warned that Satan is able to perform "miracles" (Exodus 7:10 - 8:7; Luke 4:6; Revelation 13:14, 16:14). Nowhere in Scripture do we see Kundalini power in Y'shua or holy men! Kundalini - described as serpent power coiled at the base of the spine is an absolutely satanic teaching!
The bottom line is, nobody in the entire history of the world has "descended from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God"; nor have God's people been "caught up" in the clouds, as of this writing. That, in itself, gives us ample reason to believe that RayEl is another pure, one hundred percent, unadulterated fraud!
Not to mention that RayEl is NOT Torah observant, nor has he ushered in world peace in accordance with Numbers 6:26; Psalm 29:11; Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 2:1-4; 9:4-5, 7; Zechariah. 9:9-10; etc. So far, all he has done - according to all the sensationalistic videos - is "cause natural disasters, war and famine" on earth....which, according to SCRIPTURE, happens BEFORE Y'shua's return!
Our TRUE "Lord and Savior" was a was a tallit wearing, synagogue attending, seventh day Sabbath and Biblical Feast keeping, Torah observant, kosher JEW whose Hebrew name means "YHWH is Salvation". He is not some mere human calling himself "RayEl" - which actually means "Evil Elohim".
RayEl's "clergy" insists we are "under a new covenant" and that Torah was abolished! So...the REAL Y'shua was a liar, because HE KEPT AND PROMOTED TORAH and was lying when He said in Matthew 5:18 - For truly I say to you that until heaven and earth pass away not one Yodh or one stroke will pass from Torah until everything happens....?
RayEl has not yet defeated the "Anti-Christ" at Armageddon, nor does he wear a tallit whose tzitzit (tassels) would fall onto his thigh when sitting on a horse, thus putting YHWH's Name upon his thigh! (Revelation 19:11-13,16)
According to the Bible, Y'Shua has so far only fulfilled the first four Biblical Feasts. There are three more to go, and the next one will be the so-called "Rapture" - which happens ONLY upon Y'Shua's return.
OYVE! Is it any wonder that most of the world thinks that believers in Messiah are a bunch of certified kooks?
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober and guarded because haSatan, like a lion, roars and goes about and seeks whom he may devour. 9. Therefore resist him, being steadfast in the Faith: and know that the same sufferings befall your Brothers that are in the world. 10. Now it is the Elohim of Grace Who have called us to His eternal glory by Y'shua the Mashiyach that have given us while we sustain these light afflictions, to be strengthened and confirmed and established by him forever: 11. to whom be glory and power and honor, forever and ever. Amen.
Check out their poster below and see how many things YOU can find wrong with their assertions! Take a look at RayEl's face. Is that really the face of Messiah?