During the time of Yahshua the Messiah there were several religious parties active in Palestine. We have historical record of at least four of them.

The Sadducees constituted the party of the priestly class, deriving their name from Zadok the high priest, and were known as scholars.

The Pharisees were the party of the common people, strict law keepers, who derived their name from the word by which they were known-parushim (separatist).

The Essenes stressed purity of the mind and body in an effort to achieve a more personal relationship with the heavenly father, and their name is derived from the root term Hasidim-the saints (whether in derision or seriousness is speculative)

The Zealots were a party bent upon restoring their own ethnic government to the Jewish nation and evicting the Roman army of occupation with its burdensome taxation; therefore, their motives were primarily political. Yahshua the messiah even selected a man called Simon, a member of the Zealot party to be one of his disciples (Matthew 10:4). (The title Canaanite should have been translated as Zealot.) Perhaps to them politics was indeed a religion!

However nowhere within the pages of our bibles do we learn that Yahshua the Messiah ever joined one of these parties. Apparently he felt that his earthly mission transcended the objectives of these religious-political parties. He was the earthly representative of Yahweh, the True and Living father in heaven, a citizen of the kingdom of heaven, appointed to be king to rule over the earth in a righteous government.

Yahshua represented the spiritual family of Yahweh and, thereby he placed himself above the petty party politics. His allegiance was exclusively to the kingdom of Yahweh! He was its foremost citizen.

A high standard in Yahweh's law

The Law of Almighty Yahweh actually prohibits anyone who has entered his covenant from voting to set another person over us who is not a saint of the Most High. We read this instruction I Deuteronomy 17:14-15.When you come into the land which Yahweh your Elohim gives you, and shall possess it, and shall dwell in it, and shall say I will set a king over me, like all the nations around me; you shall surely set him king over you, whom Yahweh your Elohim shall choose: one from among your brethren shall you set king over yourselves, you may not put a foreigner over yourselves, who is not your brother."

As we can plainly see from this text, Almighty Yahweh desires that His people be ruled in righteousness according to the intentions of his Covenant Law. An individual who is unconverted cannot comprehend the deep-rooted principles underlying the Covenant which Almighty Yahweh has delineated in the sacred scriptures. Consequently, this passage of Scripture prohibits anyone who intends to be a true worshiper from voting for any other political candidate except for Yahshua the Messiah! Otherwise we are in violation of the commandments of Yahweh.

Representatives of Yahweh, Ambassadors of Yahweh's Kingdom Repeatedly, in the instructions that the Apostles left to the members of the True Worship who trusted the messiah, we find that we are to view our sojourn here on this earth as REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM to come. Let us turn to 2Corinthians 5:20 where we read, we are ambassadors therefore on behalf of the Messiah.as though Yahweh were entreating by us: we beseech you on behalf of the Messiah, be reconciled to Yahweh. Please see also Ephesians 6:20.The members of the Assemblies of Yahweh earnestly strive to fulfill the assignment


The world today has reached the point where it reflects badly confused values in its conduct. Such is the sad commentary on these times in which we live. Therefore, by proclaiming and living these scriptural truths, the members of the Assemblies of Yahweh vote for Yahshua the Messiah to be our leader. We voluntarily obey his rule in our lives because the governments of this world are not motivated to maintain the righteous principles set forth in the sacred Scriptures. While eagerly looking for and awaiting the establishment of the kingdom of Yahweh on this earth, we obey the laws of the land inasmuch as they do not conflict with biblical law. Will you join with us in practicing these lofty ideas?

Stanley Daniel