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Bringing into Captivity.

BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY . . . REV 13:9 "If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10He who brings into captivity shall go into captivity, he who kills with the sword has to be killed with the sword. Here is the endurance and the belief of the qodeshim (set apart ones)". What does the behaviour of `bringing into captivity’ look like? Is it catching someone in their words to put them under you? Is it showing disapproval with an unimpressed look on your face, to cut into someone’s happy feeling? Is it trying to control the situation and conversation so you know where you stand in comparison? This sort of behaviour is the opposite to freedom - it is bondage and it is not how Yahusha operates or teaches. He does everything in love, He is patient and kind and when He speaks, the power of His Words cut right through us. And if we are patient, slow to speak, slow to anger, quick to listen, to understand and wait, wait, wait - wait on Yahusha - we will see this power affect others too. But it has to be His way, for His reasons - not ours. Can you see why this takes endurance and belief? Because this gentle waiting behaviour goes against everything we’ve been taught on this earth - to stand up for ourself, because we have rights, to be heard because our voice matters - to fight back, to get even, to win, get revenge, and so on and so on the violence of this earth flows through us (it also speaks of this blasphemous beast in the same chapter - bloodshed and mockery and war) . . . All Scripture is a behaviour and bringing others into captivity shows that we ourselves are not free, not happy, not experiencing the Master as we could - maybe a guilty conscience that flairs up if anyone gets close to discovering our dark closets full of sneaky treasures we don’t want to let go of (habits and behaviours) . . . run from this behaviour brothers and sisters - it is common among the religious but it is evil - RUN TO YAHUSHA AND GET FREE . . . captivity behaviour is the behaviour of slavery and the feeling of bondage - it’s not pleasant to be around, not soft, sweet, light and joyous. True and loving connection with Yahusha on your own training path of redemption means you have no desire to look around at what everyone else is doing - because you have your eyes and heart firmly fixed on Yahusha and His purpose for you." By Mark Davidson . . .