Why do self-made “torah teachers” like Michael Rood, Arthur Bailey, Rico Cortes, Brad Scott, Monte Judah, and so many others teach by their actions and words that it is okay to break the Sabbath, despite clear Scripture to the contrary in numbers 15:32-36?
I want to hear from my friends as to why they think this is so, why these “torah teachers” believe it is okay to break YHVH’s Holy Sabbath and not keep it Holy on the 7th Day at their various conferences.
I need your help to understand the nature of the problem and the scope of the problem.
This is my testimony against these men in hopes they repent and get on the narrow path once again…
In 2014, I sent $5,000.00 to Arthur Bailey as I thought he was a fine Torah teacher and I became a partner with him and ArthurBaileyMinistries.com
Subsequently, at Passover in Charlotte at Bailey’s ABM/House of Israel, I wrote another $5,000.00 check to him for a second partnership and to this day I never received the gift associated with the second partnership, which was the Ten Commandments in granite in paleo Hebrew.
Back in 2013 and early 2014, I watched Michael Rood’s Shabbat Night Live almost every week. I was interested in attending his Passover event but then I noticed the schedule posted did not add up to keeping The Sabbath Holy.
I sent email and made phone calls to ARoodAwakening.com and was met with unexpected anger that I should even question them.
So, I made my plans to attend the ArthurBaileyMinistries.com Passover event and see for myself how things went in Charlotte.
I arrived in Charlotte on a Wednesday evening just as Arthur’s teaching was beginning and was dumb struck that the room had a very expensive video recording setup and Arthur standing at the podium teaching and almost no one sitting in the many rows of chairs. The camera never shows you the empty chairs…
Afterwards, I met Arthur and was warmly greeted, introduced to several camera people and his wife. I stayed in Charlotte for The Sabbath and again not many people showed up. Then came Passover and there was a packed crowd there, many of them having flown in from out of town. I even performed my original song “The Sacrifice” about Abraham for their Passover that evening. After Passover, I was also surprised that no one there celebrated the 7 Days of Unleavened Bread by eating nothing but unleavened bread cakes but that is another story.
I got to know one of the “lay” leaders, a woman who deals in essential oils, Dr. Catherine Rott and her husband John and we struck up a close friendship. Catherine heard my objections about Michael Rood’s breaking Sabbath at his Passover event and some of the camera crew told me there were even far greater Torah violations by Rood but I told them I did not want to hear them and only discuss what I was witness to in Rood’s printed schedule which breaks The Sabbath. Dr. Catherine Rott urged me several times to go to Rood’s gathering and talk with him and try to get him to consider keeping The Sabbath at his gathering. I finally relented and went to see Rood on the Friday afternoon of his “passover”.
I proceeded to meet with Arthur Bailey, just the two of us, at one table in the large room while others milled about and I brought up the subject. I knew Bailey associated with Rood but not to what extent. I also knew ABM wanted desperately to get away from Rood’s production studios of Arthur’s teachings.
YHVH has blessed me with a lot of wealth and I could have easily written a check for Arthur’s production studio right then and there but I said nothing.
As the discussion proceeded, Arthur went into a long background of how dozens of the top “torah teachers” came together, at a special meeting(s), on this issue of whether to keep The Sabbath on the 7th Day, at their Feast events in hotel or to not keep The Sabbath. I listened incredulously giving no sign of disagreement.
As it turns out, all these “torah teachers” agreed to break The Sabbath on the 7th Day at their Feasts because it is just too hard to keep it. They actually even reasoned that it was IMPOSSIBLE for all of Israel to keep The Sabbath Day Holy, in Jerusalem, because of the sheer number of people attending YHVH’s Holy Feast Days, some of which are Sabbaths and can fall on the 7th Day Weekly Sabbath as well.
I was stunned by what Arthur Bailey explained to me. I wanted to exhibit intense anger and consternation but I kept my emotions completely in check and thought to myself I can easily fix this and get everyone of the right path so they are not under the curse.
My one question to Arthur and his response explained everything to me.
I asked Arthur HOW, at The Judgment, would YHVH judge him and the man in Numbers 15:32-36 ? How would YHVH condemn that man yet let Arthur Bailey and others pass The Judgment and enter into the New Jerusalem?
Arthur Bailey ‘s response was the most honest, and yet ignorant, disgusting, shocking, and downright stupid response I have ever heard to this very day.
The famous, well respected “torah teacher” said “I DON’T KNOW”.
And worse yet, Arthur is not interested in finding out the answer to this question…
I looked at Arthur and sort of gave him the answer in a roundabout way and said to him:
“The Righteous would have fasted during the 7th Day Sabbath/Feast Sabbaths in Israel rather than break YHVH’S HOLY Commandment”.
Arthur did not show any surprise or emotion to what my statement was.
To this very day, as far as I know, Arthur still breaks YHVH’s Sabbath and has not repented. If Arthur Bailey repented, then he would have to do it publicly because he must fulfill the ordinance and confess to all the people he has led astray in the hope all his followers would also repent with him.
What Arthur Bailey and the other “torah teachers” does/DO is INTENTIONAL SIN and it is not by accident.
A few days later on Friday afternoon while registration and setup were going on before the official start of Michael Rood’s conference began I went to his hotel and found him with a line of people in a meet and greet. I waited patiently for my turn, shook his hand and I was last in line, and asked him if we could talk privately. Michael disagreed and =asked me what about and I told him I had a WORD from YHVH for Michael. Michael laughed at me and told me to say what this WORD was right then and there so I did.
I changed my expression and said to Michael “You defile my Sabbaths”. His expression changed to very serious but we still had a reasonable conversation for a minute more and he discussed the same exact method Arthur Bailey had discussed with me only days before and I told Michael I was a partner with Arthur and we had this discussion but in no way can anyone make an intentional agreement to break YHVH’s 7th Day Sabbath or the Sabbath of any of YHVH’s Feast Days and expect to get away with it.
Michael Rood became quite angry at that point and said several very choice things about me and basically cursed me and other people had started coming near. Next Michael Rood called me names and called for his bouncers to grab me and take me out of the building and I cautioned him to make sure they did not touch me and they did not.
I went to the lobby of the hotel, sat down for a few minutes then thought to leave and I looked around and saw Arthur Bailey’s secretary, on the other side of the lobby and she saw me and we met and she told me Arthur was in the building. She went and found him and he was in a hallway outside of Rood’s main venue and Arthur went with me to the lobby and we sat down for a few minutes and I explained everything that happened with Rood and that Dr. Catherine Rott had urged me to go to Rood personally and privately and do what is right. Arthur was clearly upset but said little to make me think he would discuss the matter with Rood and perhaps set up a meeting with all of us.
I left and called Catherine Rott and told her everything and Rood’s reaction was what she expected. The next day at the ABM Sabbath meeting, I sat with several of the camera crew and Catherine and we discussed the matter and I prophesied that if Rood did not repent then his health would get far worse than it already was since he abused his diet and it caused him various health problems.
I was convinced Arthur Bailey and I could easily work this through in the near future as it is his salvation and all his follower’s salvation which is at stake and they would surely hear The Written Word and agree to keep it.
Just before leaving Charlotte, NC after the 7th Day of Unleavened Bread, I went to Arthur’s house and we had a nice lunch and discussed the Michael Rood issue and his production studio issue and that he and his staff wanted to get away from the cost and the impediment of using Michael Rood’s production services. I sensed all Arthur’s staff wanted to break ties completely with Michael Rood but they stopped short of saying that.
Just before I left Arthur’s house, I played Arthur a demo recording of a love song I wrote, called YOU, a beautiful love song, then Arthur called his wife and she heard it and read the lyrics and told Arthur he needed to take some lessons from the song.
I told Arthur, I was going to record the song(s) and donate the money to ABM and get them out of the relationship with Michael Rood and he seemed relieved, and I got in my car and headed back over the mountains of my old home state of North Carolina and drove to Southern Illinois optimistic about the future.
A few days later, I was in the Philippines, married my wife on Mount Apo there at a gorgeous location, and Arthur asked to visit with a pastor there in Cagayan de Oro if I got by there. I told Arthur it was a stop on our honeymoon travels to Bohol and Legaspi and also on the return. In Cagayan de Oro, I met this Christian pastor and he desired to have Arthur come to the Philippines and teach Torah to the people there. I immediately talked to Arthur and he said we could do a one day teleconference with Arthur teaching Torah in the morning session and me teaching prophecy in the afternoon session. A few weeks later, I returned to do the teleconference in Cagayan de Oro and it was hugely successful with the room jam packed with Cagayan de Oro pastors of various denominations. Arthur did a very good job of explaining Torah and answering all their questions during the time allotted then we had lunch and I did the prophecy presentation and the conference and questions went very late. Also while in Cagayan De Oro, the pastor there told me there was a Christian radio station and I asked about cost and he said it was very cheap so we went by taxi there and met the station manager and I purchased a year in advance of time for Arthur’s teachings broadcast in the Philippines.
That is HOW COMMITTED I was to Torah and to supporting who I thought was a very good teacher and building an international Torah outreach.
I returned from the Philippines and myself and a friend started a Sabbath ministry here and named it House of Israel, Belleville, Illinois and created a Facebook page for it and I shared it with Arthur.
A short time later, Arthur sent me an upset email and we spoke on the phone and I was not to use the name House of Israel in our name for our assembly here. I told Arthur the name of our assembly is not associated with his in Charlotte but that did not matter to Arthur. I search the internet and found MANY other ministries with the name “House of Israel” in their name and on Facebook and their websites so I asked Arthur Bailey what the problem was cause he had not exclusive rights to that name as it is the name given by YHVH in the Scriptures. Arthur because pretty must furious and insistent that I repent, delete the name, and submit to his authority in this matter. We had many emails back and forth on this matter over many days.
Finally, I brought up the matter of The Sabbath and his conferences and those he taught at not keeping The Sabbath Holy during those times and he reasserted his right to do so with the same “they could not have possibly done it in Jerusalem” excuse. After much discussion and phone calls, I decided this was not going to work out well so I included Dr. Catherine Rott and David Rogers, who I presume is one of their elders/teachers, I am not sure, included them in the email conversations cause I knew I needed witnesses to what transpired. We continue the discussion over several emails and finally I told Arthur if he did not repent, make public confession, and right the wrongs with all of his followers that I could no longer associate with him or support him in any way, shape or form.
That was fine with Arthur Bailey.
Next, I asked Arthur to return the $10,000 I paid to him for 2 partnerships because I gave that money to ABM in the faith and promise that they were true to YHVH’s Sabbath and ALL His LAW.
Arthur said the money was already spent. I told Arthur “you have money coming in all the time, you can easily refund my money and I will go away quietly and say nothing as if nothing ever transpired”.
Arthur was not interested in that arrangement at all.
I had subsequent pleasant, factual, FB chat discussions, along these same lines, with Rico Cortes of REVIVE and also Brad Scott who teaches at Rood’s event and many others.
They are acknowledge being in events where hotel staff, contractors, and caterers serve them on YHVH’s Holy Sabbath.
Disobedience and unrighteous indignation is rampant among “torah teachers”, my friends.
For so long I have said very little but now the time is very short, and I must finally speak out and bring this matter to the forefront of all discussions. If I do not do this, then very few from this generation will have white garments and will be left outside where there is darkness, weeping, and gnashing of teeth once the Revelation 12 “rapture” know as The Taken of The Woman (The Righteous and Blameless) transpires.
I am here to give as many who will repent to keep The Sabbath Holy and keep ALL THE LAW of YHVH to become The Righteous and Blameless of this generation who will join those dead Righteous and Blameless in the first resurrection which I calculate is in roughly 320 days.
These self-made “torah teachers” are nothing but disobedient Sabbath breakers, liars about what they do, and thieves, and are in no way, shape, or form approved by YHVH or His Son.
These self-made “torah teachers” are not seeking YHVH’s Righteousness but are engaged in changing YHVH’s Instructions/Commandments/LAW/ordinances/charge/statutes to fit their own path and manipulate the narrow path The People must walk to qualify for their salvation after The Judgment.
These men I have described are ugly spots on YHVH’s 7th day Sabbath and His Feasts and YHVH also knows what else they do.
They are NOT repentant, at all. They are not meek, lowly, or poor in spirit before YHVH, either.
To ANYONE who reads this, and hundreds of thousands will, anyone who questions me on the issue of witnesses need to know this fact:
Before I published this factual list of events, I called Arthur bailey’s personal phone and he still answers it and did not recognize my old number because I have a new one.
I told Arthur my intentions in this matter and gave him the courtesy and opportunity to organize a sit down meeting with all these “torah teachers” they have agreement with on breaking YHVH’s Holy Sabbath so that we could get things right and avert a very public discussion so that all “messianic torah teachers” who do these abominable things could repent and take their new found direction from the Scriptures home to their individual ministries and all their followers.
From my end, this was a very pleasant phone call and I said shalom at the end of it then Arthur did as well.
I do NOT regard Arthur Bailey as my scriptural brother in Covenant with YHVH and YHVH’s written Scriptures. I regard Arthur Bailey and all the rest as sort of like the Northern Tribes of Israel who committed spiritual adultery and would not repent or even discuss the matter from Scripture.
On this day, I, Marshall Swing, The Servant of YHVH, charge everyone who reads this message with various things:
1. You must tell everyone you know, on and off Facebook, of this matter, so that you alleviate the issue of blood on your hands, by warning all people who are of Messianic, or Messianic Judaism, or Jewish persuasion who may be being led astray into false practices by wayward “torah teachers” who live by their own made up rules and regulations.
2. Everyone who reads this post or hears of it, and it will be hundreds of thousands, must immediately call on Michael Rood, Arthur Bailey, Rico Cortes, Brad Scott, Monte Judah, and the many other so-called “torah teachers” who refuse to change their adulterous ways, keep YHVH’s Sabbath Holy and His Feasts Holy.
3. Everyone who is a member, follower, or reader/watcher of the videos and writings of the above mentioned men who “take the Kingdom by force” rather than obedience, must NOW contact these ministries and demand immediate repentance from these very INTENTIONAL SINS.
4. EVERYONE who reads this post and who has ever given money to any of the above mentioned men must immediately repent of their accidental mistake of not holding these above mentioned men accountable to all of THE LAW of The Sabbath and ALL YHVH’s LAW. No one gets a free ride from responsibility to Torah and loving all their brothers who claim to be under Torah/Messiah. If you are found, at the Judgment, with blood on your hands due to dereliction of the Watchman’s charge in Ezekiel then you will perish right along with these reprobate “torah teachers”.
5. ANYONE and EVERYONE who reads this post and has any thought at all of sending a tithe, gift, or offering to these reprobate self-made uncovered “torah teachers” will from the moment they read this post and decide to send them YHVH’s money He has given you will incur the wrath of YHVH and His very well defined curses for disobedience.
Do you somehow mock what I say/write here, choose to not hold these wayward men accountable to the plain, simple, written LAW of YHVH’s Torah, and likewise refuse to submit to The Sabbath LAW of YHVH?
Are you just like those in Exodus 16 who did not believe Moses or YHVH and on the 7th Day chose to go outside and see if there was any manna on the ground?
All those who do not RIGHTLY DIVIDE and submit to YHVH in the Scriptures on this matter will pay a very high price for taking His Name in Vain (misrepresenting HIM).
ANYONE who takes this post lightly, disregards the written Sabbath LAW instructions, and does not judge these men righteously and in good faith will incur the wrath of YHVH.
ANYONE who reads or knows of this post and sends one single penny or more to Michael Rood, Arthur Bailey, Rico Cortes, Brad Scott, Monte Judah, and the many other so-called “torah teachers” who refuse to change their adulterous ways, keep YHVH’s Sabbath Holy and His Feasts Holy, YOU WILL INDEED INCUR YHVH’S WRATH, CURSES, AND JUDGMENTS, UNTIL YOU REPENT, SHOW THAT YOU BELIEVE YHVH AND START WALKING UPRIGHTLY, KEEPING ALL YHVH’S LAW, AND INSISTING ALL HIS ORDINANCES AND JUSTICE BE DONE IN SUPPOSED TORAH KEEPING COMMUINITIES.
No exceptions in any way, shape, or form.
I am The Servant of YHVH and this IS The Way it was and is The Way it shall be.
Go now and do your duty!
This day, the fulfillment of this scripture begins…
1 Peter 4:17
17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of Elohim/God; and if it begins with US FIRST, what will be the end of those who do not obey THE LAW (The Gospel) of Elohim/God?