Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mark Biltz, False Prophet?

 Addendum: For those of you who have not read this post but who have emailed me with horror that I would say such a thing concerning Mark Biltz..>READ THE POST< Duh?

I read the following concerning Hebrew Roots posted by Geoffrey Grider on his website: [Grider is not a stranger to me]

The Hebrew Roots Cult Movement Origins and Beliefs

It use to be that when I would Google Mark Biltz's name I would have two, maybe three pages of information declaring Pastor Mark Biltz a false Prophet. This seems to have changed as it is hard to find these pages now? The number one claim was that Pastor Mark Biltz set the date for the return of the Messiah. In reading Geoffrey Griders work over the years I can conclusively declare this man, clueless! [And so it goes.]

I met Pastor Mark Biltz 6 years ago in Vancouver, WA I have come to know him, his wife and family. I have sat listening to his teaching for 6 years. I know his heart, I know the Joy in his heart and I know why he does what he does. I follow Yahweh to be sure but I also recognize what he does through believers.

This post is not about defending Pastor Mark Biltz but rather a challenge to folks like Geoffrey Grider and all of those who continue to miss characterize Pastor Mark Biltz. 

This post is actually a great big challenge for many of you as well!  Most of these folks who ridicule Pastor Mark Biltz have never met him, nor have they watched any of his teaching. I can tell by the articles that are written.  At times I have to laugh at what I read because it is so obvious to me that "clueless" continues to be the operative word.

What I do,  is also called heresy but trust me I know what is in my heart to do and so I do what my heart directs. Black folks (not all) think I am the devil himself.  The devil wishes he had God's hand on him in the way that God's hand is on me.....The devil can pond rocks for all I care! I understand what Pastor Mark Biltz and others who understand "Knowledge Increased" go through. I cannot even get Black Pastors to allow me to come and share what God did to me 6 years ago....I have to keep dusting off my shoes!

Currently, this little congregation, El Shaddai Ministries, about 700 folks reaches the entire globe via the internet. Visitors from all over the world come to either sit in the congregation or speak. El Shaddai Ministries is nearing two million visitors to the website MONTHLY and a core group of followers world wide of about 50,000 who download the free material weekly and or who listen to the teaching (El Shaddai Ministries does not prepare sermons) about Israel, about YHWH and about the YESHUA [Jesus the Christ if you insist on a Greek and then, Catholic foundation alone] from a Hebraic [Originally Purposed] perspective. Within the body of regular attendees are Pastors, Ministers and Christians from every denomination known. Many former Catholics attend as well. It is my personal wish that the entire building, neighborhood and city of Tacoma be filled with Catholics so that they might hear, TRUTH! This includes the African America as well. [Translation, Black Folk!]

Okay back to the challenge:

The "False Prophet" and those "blundering imbecile" [according to one website] who follow him will be live streaming the entire service from now on via the world wide web beginning June 16thth or this coming Saturday. I am sure that the kinks and difficulties that are always a part of starting a new thing will have to be worked out but now YOU can decide for yourself if the "False Prophet" is really a false anything! You can do so weekly if this is your focus. Oh, by the way...its FREE!

Simply go to the website of El Shaddai Ministries HOME PAGE and look for the following

What better way to determine if what you read verses what can now be seen live is the truth? I am of the mind that should you watch the live stream for a couple of weeks you will most likely see just how Knowledge has Increased in these last days of Gentile rule.

Daniel 12:4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run back and forth, and knowledge shall be increased."
God was never speaking about computers and technology but rather HIS BOOK!

Daniel 12:9 He said, Go your way, Daniel; for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end.
Perhaps what Daniel was commanded to do others today are reading from a book now opened. Perhaps the Hebrew roots movement is more than Geoffey Grider and others like himself are being allowed to see...?
Well, you now have the ability to decide for yourself what goes on inside of El Shaddai Ministries as well where you will hear Pastor Mark Biltz say over, and over again:

"I do not set dates but I will teach you God's appointed times or Festivals"
So,  come on in


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting an honest description of the truth that is being proclaimed at El Shaddai ministries. You are absolutely correct, the critics of Mark Biltz unfortunately have limited understanding of God's word and essentially ZERO knowledge of the "hebrewness" of the bible they hold in their hands. This is an incredibly sad truth in light of the reality that many of these critics hold positions of leadership within the church. The reality is that satan is masterful in confusion and distraction. He has been this way from the beginning and continues to be so today. Anyone who has spent time at the feet of our Master learning His ways through the lenses of "hebraic roots" is living a profoundly changed life; the veil has been removed. The truth is that we all need to pray for pastors like Mark Biltz.

Geoffrey Grider said...

I stand by each and every word of both articles I wrote. Mark Biltz has nothing but a sneerful contempt for bible believing Christians. Christianity absolutely has Hebrew roots, but this phony Hebrew Roots Movement is nothing but a reemergence of the Judiazers that used to plague Paul. Mr. Biltz, by his own admission,is trying to lead Christians back under the yoke of the Law which is a 100% violation of the entire book of Galatians.


Jeff Morton said...

And I shall continue to vehemently disagree with you Mr. Grider..... Incidentally, have you ever met Mark Biltz? Just curious!

Anonymous said...

Well I sat in this congregation for two years. The red moon is what made us leave. It is not scriptural and Mark no matter how sincere he may be, he is still wrong in most of his teachings. Within a week he had changed it to fit and then changed it again to make it fit. And again until he had it down pat. We all have the hand outs. A certain person, will leave unnamed, at EL Shaddai, a leader call the prophecy people and it exploded when it got on the net. All those sign seekers. I have all the papers he did on this..... a phoney. I am a real Hebrew and can tell you from personal experience, he takes from others books and then makes them his own lecture. He is following Rabbis. who are call themselves Jews but are not. He is not a Hebrew in his ideas. He needs to sit down and get knowledge from reading the word. He doesn;t have the basic understanding of scripture and what it teached. And yes I do know him and Vicki and have been to their home. And to be more blunt is is about the money, he is padding his pocket on at the expence of the Messiah. He didn't have a job so along came El SHaddai. He is doing pretty good NOW!!!!! A whole lot of us left that congregation because of his untruths in many areas. THe red moon was the key breaker. That also includes Art, he needs to get understanding also and many people have TRIED to talk to Mark and Art, to no avail.

Jeff Morton said...

To: Anonymous said

Why not identify yourself? You make strong assertions and state,"Tried to talk to Mark and Art, to no avail" Well, this being the case why anonymous?

Claude Armstrong said...

Boy! Wouldn't it be nice for people who hide behind "Anonymous" to denounce others with claims at least point to available material they claim supports their position!!??

This poor soul who talks about Mark's "Red Moon" claims to be "I am a Real Hebrew and can tell you from personal experience, he takes from others books and then makes them his own lecture . . ." but gives no point of referral to supporting evidence whatsoever!

Is this not the mark of a slanderer?

'fraid so, "Anonymous Mark Biltz' detractor." You, and your arrogance simply do not hold a drop of Truth, although I and the rest of those reading your point would be happy to see your "evidence." It's the sign of insincerity to not show "proof."

Daniel McQuiston said...

I, too, have know Pas Mark for almost 6 years. I also do not agree with everything that he teaches but he also admits when he is sharing his "opinion". I think Mark is a phenomenal teacher. I left El Shaddai for other reasons. I actually miss Marks teaching. Having said that I have also encountered some of "Anonymous' experiences but I will not hid behind anonymous. It is a coward and a gossiper that cannot expose his/her name and show evidence of the facts, not opinion.

John Z said...

The law being done away with in Galatians is the Oral Law. Most Christians have no idea of the Talmud or Oral Law. Judiazers are ones who place the bondage of the Oral Law on man...to call one who places Torah on man (and Scripture says Torah is not a burden)is not a Judiazer.

Jeff Morton said...

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Sad to think that Mr Grinder may be one who stands before the Lord and has to listen to Matthew 7...I never knew you. Without the bridal covenant (Torah), He cannot know (yada) which is the
relationship between a man and wife. It would be adultery. Jesus' own words said that he didn't come to destroy the Torah and that not one jot of tittle would pass till all is complete. How can those
words be ignored or trampled on to compile a lawless doctrine. A good study into the word iniquity in Matthew 7 will show you that word means 'you who practice without the Torah'. But, blind eyes
and hard hearts will always go the way of Pharaoh and remain in the bondage of one's theology. If Torah isn't real, then Psalm 119 is the biggest lie of scripture.

After watching Pastor Marks teaching for a couple of years, we were able to visit his service and meet him in Washington. While not infallible (as none are), his heart is genuine and passionate about
God, His Son and His entire word....not just bits and pieces of it. He's also not afraid to admit a mistake and correct it when brought to his attention. That in itself is something we don't see in most
christian circles.

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Pr 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law (Torah) as the apple of thine eye.

Linda Kirby said...

I don't know what the issue is about Mark's teaching of the "red moon". Now, that was last year. I wonder if they have changed their thinking now that they have found out about the 4 blood red moons that are coming? If that is what they are talking about, seems they have no ears to hear! Sad! I just watched his video on the 4 blood moons and it was fascinating and right on the mark! He's not the only one teaching this now! All the scholars are. I was sooo impressed with the video!
Linda Kirby,
Millington, TN.

Timothy Biltz said...

Mark Biltz is my brother, and as such I have known him all my life! Mark is a humble and holy servant of Yeshua. We do not agree 100% but there is no denying Yeshua's presence in Mark's ministry.

C said...

Oh, my... call me simple minded... but isn't Pastor Mark simply stating what the Bible says and ,with reference to the blood moons, what scientists are stating? And don't almost all pastors and rabbi create sermons that reference the Bible as well as other books? Sitting in El Shaddai for four years I have never heard him do more than state the facts and allow people to draw their own conclusions... when he has referenced a teaching or story that is not strictly biblical he has made note of it, so that people can take it for what it's worth. And a "judaizer" like Paul faced? I am so confused by how you can actually believe such a statement... for one thing Paul and our dear Savior were and ARE Jewish. Paul did not give up his Jewishness or love for the Word upon his meeting with Y-shua. And the Word clearly states these things are to be celebrated for eternity... not until someone thinks up a cuter holiday with more commercial value. When Paul talked about renewing our minds in G-d's Word...I don't think he meant he was sitting down reading and re-reading his own letters! I am pretty sure he was referencing the Torah-- the embodiment of our Savior. I guess I should not be shocked that some would think this is a cult or false prophesy... Satan I'm sure is pitching a big ol' hissy fit trying to distract us from the Truth. It just amazes me because I have never seen Pastor Mark exalt himself... only the Word. And if you attend El Shaddai and just take a look at and have a conversation with the incredible variety of people in attendance you will see a group of people who are living by the freedom of grace attempting to shed their sinful old selves and live a life that is observant of G-d's WHOLE Word. For instance I left out the first vowel in G-d and Y-shua... not because I think I will get a black mark against me for casually writing His name, but rather because it reminds me of the power of His name! Praise Him! And may more people come to the richness of life offered through observing His Word!

Anonymous said...

I have followed and listened to Marks teaching about the blood moons since 2008. I started to share with my family and friends about these occurances and to also share with them about the fact that so many of the signs that Jesus said would occur right before he would return for his bride is happening right now. I heard Mark say loud and clear that he was not setting a date for the rapture. He did teach about the significance of the feast of trumpets feast day and its meaning. By knowing this it has encouraged me in my walk with the Lord to live each day for Him and to watch for His soon return. Thankyou Mark, keep sharing Gods truth. Wendie in Kent, Wa

Jonathan Hix said...

Just as a thought if Jesus had done away with the law or taught it to be done away with he would have been a false prophet and would be disqualified as the messiah . If the apostles the disciples of Jesus taught against the law aka Torah they would be false prophets and/or teachers. The Torah is the base of our Christian faith. If you do away with Torah you have nothing to define how Jesus fulfilled the prophecies. Proving him to be the messiah. As Christians we need to understand when Paul said in 2 Timothy that all doctrine is good for teaching, correcting, etc.... He was not talking about the gospels he didn't have them he was not talking about his own writings that would be pretty arrogant.he was talking about Torah, the psalms, and the prophets aka the Old Testament. We need to go to the bible to learn how to be changed into the new man(creation), not look in the word to find a way to justify our old life. The church today Is much like the Pharisees of Jesus's day, repent Gods teachings are not a burden , it is the light and easy yoke, sin and the curse the penalty of sin is the heavy burden we once carried. We are free from the bondage of sin not from Gods teachings, his teachings are his love story to us, they are to protect us. Just as our children don't understand all the rules we give them we will not understand why God gave us all his commands, love and trust him, seek him and he will give you wisdom. The teachings of grace in church as a license to sin our keeping people in bondage. They don't see the need to turn from there old ways they are the house that the evil spirit left and when he returned he found the house cleaned and put in order so it went and got 7 spirits greater than it and took the house over again. If you don't fill the house with the spirit of God through his truth , you will end up worse than you were before your life got cleaned up. Paul teaches this again in 1 Corinthians 5:5. You must seek after righteousness, there is no once saved always saved nothing can steal you away but you can walk away, you can break convenient with him. God will not force himself in your life, if you reject him he will turn you over to your own destruction.

zanookie said...

I have never met Pastor Mark personally but was led to his ministry through God giving me a desire to learn Hebrew. Just out of the blue one day sometime ago I had an uncontrollable desire to learn and examine the Holy language. In doing so I ran across the El Shaddai ministry online the live streaming of a Saturday shabbat service and all of a sudden I knew this was what God was preparing me for. I never felt so blessed in my life and I watch it everytime there is a service on Shabbat. I can feel the presence of the Lord when they have the worship service. It just feels so right my spirit is hungry for kind of teaching delivered in pastor Mark's revealing of our Hebrew roots and all the miss translations in God's word. He is a humble man of God desperately trying to wake people up that have been deceived into thinking the torah is done away with. Why would God do away with something he personally came down down from heaven to deliver to his children and then command us to teach it to our children from generation to generation. God bless pastor Mark and the entire El Shaddai ministry and may it grow world wide.

JewishPrincezz said...

Shalom, I enjoy livestreaming with Mark Biltz, and I see where he is spreading the love of Israel and torah to Christians, as well as acting as a source of sanity and reason to the Hebrew Roots Movement.

I am a Jewish follower of Yeshua, and following him in all he taught, which was torah. My only concern is hearing Biltz talk about every denomination and ethnic group showing up at his congregation, but he never mentioned Jews. I don't know if any Jewish people attend his congregation, although he has had Jewish guest speakers; those who believe in Yeshua as Messiah and those who don't. I wonder if Biltz and El Shaddai wish to distance themselves from Jewish believers in order to keep in the good graces of the Jewish community and Israeli officials?

I sent them an email on their site asking questions along this line. Don't get me wrong, I truly appreciate everything Christian Zionists and Judeophiliac/torah honoring groups do. But I have a concern that while these groups raise millions of dollars in support of Israeli charities, they refuse to assist Jewish believers in Israel, many who face persecution. They speak out about the evils of antisemitism, but are strangely silent about persecution of Jewish believers in Israel and elsewhere. Now this may have changed, but I am not aware of it.

I don't understand how you conclude that persons of color are not drawn to torah, as I know many who are. You might be talking about racist replacement theology groups such as Black Hebrews/Israelites.

Rhonda Wilson said...


What a blessing from G-d to hear that you found true salvation in Yeshua! I can't answer regarding if Jews attend El Shaddai, but I can make a statement regarding the Messianic Synagogue I attend.

First, I am a Gentile and was led by G-d through studying his word to learn about, and eventually worship with, Messianic Jews. What a joy it has been! We have people from all counties around the world, every race, creed, and background you can imagine yet we all become one in our worship of Yeshua, G-d and Torah.

Most of our leaders are Jewish as is our Rabbi. It is the Messianic Jewish mission to go 'first to the jews, then to the gentiles'. Some might find this upsetting, but it is what Yeshua said to do. :-)

Search for Messianic Jewish Alliance and you can find a Synagogue near you to visit. There are over a dozen in the City I live in.

To all, what is happening all over the world (the gathering of G-d's people) is going to be upsetting to those in the established religions on all sides. It is regrettable, but understandable. It is human nature.

I remind myself that 'love overcomes a multitude of sins' and hope folks remember that towards me as mine are many. :-) If we are loving and gentle with each other, even if we are being attacked - especially if we are being attacked - it will be to G-d's glory.

Shalom from Yeshua!

Anonymous said...

I watched Pastor Mark for over a year (Jan 2013 until Feb 2014) and I can honestly say that I watched his teachings with an "open mind." I finally stopped because of the blood moons NONSENSE. The people that are buying into this teaching are taking verses OUT OF CONTEXT,
where is the darkening of the sun? The verse in Joel is talking about the Day of the Lord. What did Yeshua say about people who needed signs? He called them a "wicked and perverse generation." I don't need to look at some sign to know the return of our Lord is not too far in the future.

I was also greatly troubled by his willingness to appear repeatedly on TBN and on the Jim Bakker show. The people on the TBN network are peddling the word of God for profit, open your eyes! Take a look at the story about them in the Orange County Register that ran a few years ago. Anyone with any modicum of integrity would not be associating with any of them. I also realized that Pastor Mark was taking material from others (his Solomon as a type of antichrist teaching) and passing it off as his own, stating that nobody else had ever taught that. Jacob Prasch has been teaching about this for YEARS and he is someone who is a scholar and who has a genuine knowledge of Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic, Biltz is not a scholar and I honestly do not know what his academic background is but I know he is not someone who would ever be considered a bible scholar.

I also do not agree with his stance about not evangelizing Jews and his association with John Hagee.

I think the Hebrew Roots movement has a lot of false teachers pervading it, sadly.

I have absolutely no ax to grind against Pastor Mark. These are my observations after watching and listening to El Shaddai's teachings 2xWk for over a year.

Since I am a nobody, my name is not relevant. I'm just someone who loves to study the Word of God.

For a good debunking on the blood moons, I suggest you watch this:


Jeff Morton said...

Of course I disagree with anonymous. ...but thought I would post his observations

Sue Phillips said...

I am a Jewish roots teacher in our church. I have been studying this for over 25 years and the Lord opened the door for me to teach. Yes, tradition does not want to except who the early church really was. I run into obstacles constantly.
To me it is so simple to understand now that I have the tool of my Jewish roots. Tradition has robbed us of the truth. But God's grace in these end times has opened our eyes. I feel sorry for those who do not have an open mind and cling to their traditional rules.
When I got into finding the pagan roots of the "church" today my eyes flew wide open! Our head has been in the sand! But yes Yeshua has come alive for me in the real sense of biblical truth.

chapmaned24 said...

My roommate loves this stuff. Now, I am a Christian, and I can't stand what he listens to. I see that someone referenced the words of Matthew 5:17 earlier on, that Jesus did not come to do away with, or destroy the "torah". Hmmm. Well, they forgot the words "or the Prophets". Jesus was discussing prophecy, not the old covenant. The Torah is Genesis thru Deuteronomy. But the Old Covenant begins in Exodus 20, not Genesis 1. Yes, the Law of Moses has been done away with, but PROPHECY is not done away with. It seems to me that my roommate as well as you people mix up the word TORAH with the word LAW. Matthew 5:17 is NOT discussing the Ten Commandments, or any of the do's and dont's. It is discussing prophecy. My roommate is attempting to act like a Jew, when he is not a Jew. My best friend, however, is a Jew, and he is a Christian. Thank God he acts like a Christian rather than a professing Christian pretending to be Jewish. I can't stand my Gentile roommate always saying Yeshua, when it is Jesus. I can't stand my roommate saying Yahweh, when it is just simply God. I am what I am, God told Moses. That's all that is needed. I bees what I bees.

Oh, and if you take that to the Greek, I exist. Am means "be", and "be" means exist.

The Law (Torah) vs. The Law (Old Covenant). The Law (Old Covenant) is done away. It's law vs. faith, not law plus faith. The law is for the lawless. Christians are NOT considered lawless. Christians are considered righteous. The law is not for the righteous, but for the lawless. The law was given SO THAT sin would increase. The Bible states that.

Romans 5:13 states BEFORE THE LAW sin was in the world, but where no law is, there is no transgression. Romans 4 states that because the law works wrath, where no law is, there is no transgression.

1 John 3:4 states that SIN is the transgression of the law. Romans 3 states that the law is the knowledge of sin. Romans 7 states that BEFORE THE LAW CAME for Paul, he was alive (spiritually), then the law came, and he died (spiritually). KNOWLEDGE of Good and Evil killed him. Just like Adam and Eve. No knowledge, no death.

Christians are not under the law, just like Abraham.

Very Respectfully,

Edward R Chapman

Jeff Morton said...

Thank you Edward for sharing your thoughts.

Anonymous said...

For anyone who is truly interested in "Hebrew Roots" or the messianic movement, I'd suggest watching Dr. Randall Smith's One Hour, One Book study of the book of Hebrews. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r961X6FXwpw

This answered all the questions and concerns I had regarding Jewish Roots, etc.

Jeff Morton said...


Thank you Anonymous for posting this...Have to watch this again...So much I agreed with so much I did not...Grafted in means what exactly?...How many brides are there? A light to the nations for what reason? So much I am not clear on with his dissertation. Common wealth of Israel is what?

Anonymous said...

Yes, I know what you mean. I've had the advantage of listening to the podcast from the church he pastors, as well as reading his blog. He's become my favorite teacher. He's excellent with regard to the cultural mindset during the time of Yeshua. I spent a lot of time listening to his material before I watched that video so I think that gave me an advantage. He is the first person who teaches on a Sunday that I trust (and he will be the first to say Sunday is not the Sabbath). If you have time he really is worth the listen. The youtube studies are "overviews." God Bless!