Dealing With My Misunderstandings Of God and His Kingdom

There are many misunderstandings of God and His Kingdom within the world we live in and sad to say, some exist amongst the Messianic Community – the Ekklēsia – the Church. It is our misunderstandings of God which causes us to misunderstand Him. To have an understanding of God, we must know what it means to understand and by extension we would discover what it means to misunderstand Him.

The word understand/understanding is comprised of two terms – under and stand/standing. So in simplicity, to understand God is to stand under Him or to come under His stand, which is His standard or position. Therefore, to misunderstand God is to miss an opportunity to stand under Him or to miss an opportunity to come under His position – His stand – His standard.

Now as part of the Kingdom of YHVH, it is incumbent on us to know what the King stands for in every situation in order for us to come under such. We must understand that the stand of the King is His position, which in actuality is His standard. According to King David, the law/word of YHVH is God’s Position/Stand/Standard –

…[YHVH] have exalted [His] word above all [His] name (Psalm 138:2 MEV personalized)

Now when we do not know or are unfamiliar with the Position of the King regarding a matter, it becomes our responsibility to know – find out what Stand the King will take or we will miss the opportunity to stand/come under His Standard. So rather than coming under His Position/Stand/Standard, we would take another position which causes us to walk in pride. For this cause, it is always necessary to get to know the Position/Stand/Standard of the King before we make a move.

When King David zealously pursued the ark for the covenant to relocate it to the City of David, even though his heart was right, the manner in which the ark was transported was wrong. As a result of not knowing God’s standard for transporting the Ark, King David missed an opportunity to stand under YHVH and Uzzah died {Check 2 Samuel 6; 1 Chronicles 13}.

Having discovered that his error was as a result of him missing an opportunity to come under God’s position, King David quickly made amends and was ready to go again. He comforted Isra’el saying:

…[YHVH] our God broke out against us [at first because] We didn’t seek Him out according to the rule (1 Chronicles 15:13 CJB personalized)

The reason Y’huda from K’riot (Judas) betrayed Yeshua HaMashiyach for thirty pieces of silver wasn’t because he wanted the money. He betrayed the Messiah because of his misunderstanding. During those days, Isra’el was under the Roman rule and expectantly hoping for the arrival of their deliverer. So when Yeshua asked Y’huda from K’riot and the others to follow Him, they saw it as an opportunity to be a part of an impending revolution. Being the treasure-rat that he was, Judas left everything with the hopes of a bigger jackpot. Things were going in his favour; he found out Yeshua was the promised Messiah and more importantly He had trusted him with the moneybag. Thence out of nowhere, Yeshua HaMashiyach comes with some conflicting breaking news –

…He had to go to Yerushalayim and endure much suffering at the hands of the elders, the head cohanim and the Torah-teachers; and…He had to be put to death…” (Matthew 16:21 CJB emphasized)

Say What??? So now Judas’ hope was crushed; he felt betrayed and was filled with regret. King Solomon makes it clear that

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life (Proverbs 13:12 CJB emphasized)

Now as a result of Judas’ missed opportunity to come under the King’s position,

…Satan entered into Judas…He went and discussed with the chief priests and captains how he might betray [Yeshua] to them. They were glad and agreed to give him money. [So Judas] fully consented and searched for an opportunity to betray [Yeshua] to them apart from the crowds (Luke 22:3-6 MEV personalized)

The money wasn’t Judas’ motive; it was only offered to him as a reward –

They [the chief priests and captains] were glad and agreed to give [Judas] money” (Luke 22:5 MEV personalized)

Ekklēsia, Y’huda from K’riot betrayed Yeshua HaMashiyach because he misunderstood what He had come to do. Although the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven were the central themes of His teachings, the Kingdom Yeshua came to establish at that time was the Kingdom of God; our places in the Kingdom of Heaven are still being prepared {Check John 14:1-4}. Furthermore, he hanged himself because he also misunderstood forgiveness. Their refusal to accept – take back the coins made Judas conclude that he was beyond forgiveness; he thought forgiveness was no longer possible.

If we are going to deal with our misunderstandings, having understanding is essential. King Solomon revealed:

Wisdom is principal; therefore get wisdom. [However,] with all your getting, get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7 MEV personalized)

It is after we have gained the perspective of the King that we are required to take His Stand. Here is what Apostle Ya’akov admonished the twelve tribes scattered abroad –

…submit…to God (come under Him). [then use/take His Stand to] Resist the devil…” (James 4:7 MEV personalized)

Sometimes, taking His Position means not taking action – King David proclaimed: “[YHVH] said to my lord,

Sit at My right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool” (Psalm 110:1 MEV personalized)

Ekklēsia, misunderstandings are a part of life. Like King David, if our heart is right we will get the chance to fix our misunderstandings; but if our heart is sick then the adversary will enter in and make us a betrayer. May our misconceptions of God and His Kingdom be realigned with YHVH our God and His Kingdom.

– Apostle Mudassa Gaymes, YHVH Revealed Network


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