Proverbs 18:13: “He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him.
Try to be objective, and not “filter” the facts through what you’ve chosen to believe, or a denominational bias. As with any audience, there are those who will read this that are superior in knowledge. But, the plan of our Creator is so simple, that being wise in certain specialized disciplines may be of little use. The Scriptures were not written for the scholar alone; on the contrary, it was designed for the common people. The great truths necessary for salvation are made as clear as noonday; and none will mistake and lose their way except those who follow their own judgment instead of the plainly revealed will of the Creator. We must not take the testimony of any man as to what the Scriptures teach, but should study the words of the Father for our selves. If we allow others to do our thinking, we shall have crippled energies and contracted abilities. The noble powers of the mind may be so dwarfed by lack of exercise on themes worthy of their ability to grasp the deep meaning of the Word of our Creator. The mind will enlarge if it is employed in tracing out the relation of the subjects of the Writings, comparing Scripture with Scripture, and spiritual things with spiritual.
Many people tend to read through the sacred Writings looking for deeper meanings.
We are warned to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees in Mattithyahu (Matthew) 16:6-12.
Just as in those days, there are self-appointed ministers of this day who interpret the writings on four different levels.
1.) The literal simple meaning of words
2.) The secondary meaning
3.) A mysterious or deeper meaning
4.) Claiming something fell out the sky and revealed just unto them.
We do many things because it became customary to do them, never knowing about the “law of first discovery”. When we go back to Scripture and explain the TRUE reasons for things, and not the “invented” interpretations, the messenger of the truth is often labeled “heretic”. Study on your own, and expose the insidious lies to everyone around you, but do it with love. All knowledge without love is worthless. A pastor who works “full time” traveling and teaching the poor wanted to know how he is to receive support. Well, we all aren’t called to travel full-time, but Brother Paul did it extensively for a while. He claimed he supported himself and those with him at Acts Ch. 20, and was not a burden in the least on anyone else ~ and speaking to these elders, he told them to imitate his example. So, how do we manage it? It is not the personal responsibility of just one individual to go, teach, and immerse (baptize) others into the Name, but each one of us. Our “assembling” is for one reason found in 1 Corinthians 14:26: “let all things (done in the assembly) be for edification”. This means we are able to have the ultimate goal of getting “built up” in knowledge, meaning educated. This costs nothing. If we choose to create circumstances that require a huge crowd of us to congregate into a hall and listen to ONE PERSON PREACH, this is man made situation. I Corinthians 14:26 also says that when we assemble, EACH ONE has a teaching, a prophecy, a message, a tongue, etc., ~ and this is evidence that the Savior has been GAGGED, because traditionally only one man gets to address His assembled Body.
THE OBJECTIVE of the enemy of your soul is to keep you from the truth, and waste your time so you’ll die without it. He must distract you, or lead you to think other “smarter” or “educated” men have it all figured, and all you have to do is get dunked, go to a Sun-day assembly, and pay, pay, pay. “Satan himself masquerades as a messenger of light ~ His servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness” See > 2 Corinthians 11:14, 15.
How each of us gets out there and spreads the message of the Reign of the Father, immersing others into His Son’s Name, should be facilitated by the specific GIFT we have been given by the Savior’s Spirit, not molded after a man-made technique, or one we’ve just cooked up ourselves. Scripture makes it clear that in Mashiach (Messiah) there is no distinction between Yahudi (Judah, Jews) and Gentile, but those who live and think “in the flesh” make these distinctions all the time. When a leader of a group imposes his/her personal understandings on those groups, as most do, exclusionary behavior is the result. The BODY (or group) is the mouthpiece through which the Voice of Yahushua speaks to us – wherever two or more are gathered, He speaks to those present THROUGH the assembly.
I Cor. 14:26 indicates that we all have to have a voice at addressing the assembly.
He is working in many others besides ourselves. It is not this ministry’s and it’s associates’ responsibility to abandon earning a living so we can specialize in going to poor neighborhoods and little rural pockets of the world. We have to rely on the ability of the Message reaching them through the power of the Spirit, by teaching the pure TRUTH of the message, so it will be able to be conveyed through many others. Just because this ministry (Messenger of Messiah) knows the message doesn’t entitle us to a permanent “donation” from all other believers who also know the message. He is working in many others besides ourselves.
You will discover, as you read and study, that the Names of the Father and the Son are used in this literature. Also the true and original names of the writers of the Scriptures and their revised common names are beside each other in order for the reading of your own Writings (bible). Please read the Scriptures displayed for edification along with the literature, and keep an objective mind-set. You will discover that most of the writers of Scripture original names have the Name of the Father and Son within their names, which is “Yahu”, “Yah” or “El”! This is proof that these men were Hebrews and also truly chosen, called, and faithful.
YAH = "I am" . . . so, Yahusha (or Yahushua) literally means "I am your salvation" as well as "Yah is our salvation". He is the everlasting Father, and El Shaddai (Isaiah 6:9, Revelation 1).
The majority of the Christendom religion world has either ignored the truth, or been programmed, or may have even been hypnotized by wolves in sheep clothing into believing the lie. The problem is that, the majority of professing Christians, don’t bother to study or research for themselves, but settle in a comfort zone of one pastor one flock assembling, and their faith remains in a belief or a religion and never discover the Truth. This ministry does not judge or criticize the masses; for our Father has a greater plan in store for all mankind despite the fact that most humans have taken it upon themselves to state or execute another person’s destiny out of vengeful selfishness and traditional paganistic beliefs. Many good works have been done through the Christendom’s religion. But the question is, were these acts and considerable good works done in obedience to the WORD? > Mattithyahu (Matthew) 7:21-23. We hope and pray this study guide will fulfilled your life and cast away questions and doubt concerning the WORD. But most of all, we pray that your fulfillment will come through the truth that our Messiah’s birth, death, and resurrection has and will bring peace, happiness, and salvation to the world and into your life. Love, the most powerful force in the universe will save your life. Yahuchanon (John) 4:23: “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and TRUTH, for the Father also does seek such to worship Him.
RECEIVING A LOVE FOR THE TRUTH
RECEIVING A STRONG DELUSION TO BELIEVE THE LIE
2Thessalonians 2:9-12: “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood, and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those perishing, because they did not receive the LOVE OF THE TRUTH, in order for them to be saved. And for this reason Elohim sends them a working of delusion, for them to believe the falsehood, in order that all should be judged who did not believe the TRUTH, but have delighted in the unrighteousness.”
The unconverted human who is still in the mind of the flesh interprets Scriptures seeking out lawlessness from the dark point of view, and will not submit to the commandment of Yah our Elohim, nor can it do so. But the mind of the spirit enables us to obey, because we agree with the Torah (commonly called the bible), and love it. We should love the commandments of Yahuah our Father and teach them. Yahushua Messiah told us that whosoever keeps and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom, but whosoever annuls the least of them will be least. When you enter into the new covenant, you will be able to tell the difference between the good and the evil or the anti-messiah’s teachings, each time you listen to certain self-appointed ministers. Seeing with eyes filled with light, you will be enabled to love the Word and love obeying. Your ears will be opened. Yahushua Messiah is near, ask Him to reveal the truth to you and write His perfect commandments on your heart. Then you will begin an incredible task He has prepared just for us to go and teach others all He has commanded, and immerse them into His Name. You will see your teachers (The Commandments), and hear a voice behind you saying “This is the Way, Walk in It!!!”.
If we strain to see past what the Scriptures literally says, this might cause us to overlook it. For example: Straining out a gnat, we could swallow a camel as we correct another on a small detail, we overlooked a huge “log” in our own ability to see clearly what the word says. I Peter 2:2 / II Timothy 3:14-17. A small child can understand the secret that is locked in the Scriptures, but when the meaning is distorted, comprehension suffers. There are dozens of excuses for maintaining the status-quo, but once the truth is available to the average person, hiding behind lies invented by men long-dead is useless. The distortions of the truth came about because paganism became mixed into it, and the bride (wife of the Creator > Congregation ~ Church) was attacked along with the covenant (marriage covenant). This concerns the true Messianic group, the spiritual body of Messiah, not religion and its motives. But, we are not to criticize people, but rather expose the facts about why we see them performing the pagan format.
They were set up; it even had all of us in its grip at one time or another throughout our lives, depending on ignorant teachers who only teach or preach about 15 percent of the Scriptures. Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 9:16 states: “For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led are destroyed”. Hosea 4:6 states: “My People are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to Me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your Elohim, I WILL ALSO FORGET YOUR CHILDREN”. Revelation 18:4 states: “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My People , that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not her plagues”.
Notice these scriptures specified My People . The writings provide us the light to enable us to see what we are doing, right or wrong. We must not look down on others, call them fools, or feel superior because we have the eyesight to see. They may be “blind”, at the moment, but now you have the responsibility to tell them, the Truth. It must be done in a gentle, loving way, otherwise they will be repelled. We must not judge them, but rather the customs they have embraced since childhood. We have all been trained or programmed from birth with various traditions, rituals, and customs. The Torah does the judging!
Debarim (Deuteronomy) 29:29: “The secret matters belong to Yahuah our Elohim, but what is revealed belongs to us and to our children forever, to do all the WORDS of His Torah (Scriptures, Writings, Law).”
Debarim (Deuteronomy) 30:11-14: “For this command which I am commanding you today, it is not too hard for you, nor is it far off. It is not in the heavens, to say, ‘Who shall ascend into the heavens for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?’ Nor is it beyond the sea, to say, ‘Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?’ For the WORD is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart—to do it.”
Mishlĕ (Proverbs) 30:5,6: “Every Word of Eloah is tried; He is a shield to those taking refuge in Him. Do not add to His Words, Lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar.”
Luke 18:17: “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the reign of Elohim as a little child, shall certainly not enter into it.”
II Timothy 2:15,16: “Do your utmost to present yourself approved to Elohim, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly handling the Word of Truth.
Note: The Scriptures answer themselves; the second verse answers the first, and the third the second, etc…..Chapters answer previous chapters and also books of Scripture explain other books and their contents. Scripture is not a mystery as man through the influence of Satan has deceived and convinced many to believe. But often is compared to a puzzle by some faithful scholars, in the sense that it has many pieces, but when put or place together produces a whole picture. The Creator reveals Himself through the Word and it is designed to be read, studied, believed, and loved.
Are the Commandments for Christians? Christendom teaches that they are done away with, but the Word states otherwise!
This may help those who are on the brink, and just need a little push. Are the commandments for Christians, or not?
THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY
(THE SECRET OF LAWLESSNESS)
Receiving a Love for the Truth –versus- Receiving a Strong delusion to believe the Lie
(II Thessalonians. 2:10,11)
We are saved by “grace”, the unmerited loving kindness of Yahuah, through (by means of) His gift, our faith. The classic argument in favor of lawlessness is that we only have to believe, not obey. Ephesians 2:8-10 is one of Paul’s most misunderstood passages, since it can be interpreted to mean that we don’t have to obey, and if we do obey, we are somehow belittling Yahushua’s blood covering our past sinful, law-breaking life, and trying to save ourselves by obedience. That interpretation results from the way we look at the Scriptures with our eye filled with darkness. Looking for excuses to disobey and using Scripture to prove such excuses is what Yahushua called having a dark eye. In other words, the outcome is resting on how you see or interpret the texts. The result is that your whole body is filled with darkness because you live in disobedience, and your conscience is “seared” incapable of convicting you of your sin because you believe the lie.
Our faith is Yahuah’s gift to us. We are being saved by the unmerited kindness (grace) of Yah the Father, through our faith, which is His gift to us, resulting in our future obedience. Our obedience isn’t what saves us, but it is evidence of our faith, and evidence that we are being saved. Our wills are controlled by the Living Word which is the mind of the spirit of Yahushua Messiah. The Scriptures state that the spirit of Yahushua Messiah is only given to those who obey Him. This is receiving a love for the truth and since His Word, the Torah is what Truth is, receiving a love for it changes our wills, and the result is we walk in the mind of the spirit. Torah is the Hebrew word which means covenant (a binding agreement or promise ~ Law).The Scriptures’ effect on the world is love for our Creator and others (people). Rejecting it is hatred, and results in death. Proverbs 1-4 calls the Scriptures wisdom. The lie is: Believing that obedience is unnecessary, and impossible. This is the opposite of the new covenant. If we refuse to receive a love for the truth, His Torah, then He sends us a strong delusion to believe the lie that obedience is unnecessary and that no one can obey. This is the secret of lawlessness, called the mystery of iniquity.
It’s the same trick Satan pulled on the woman in the Garden of Eden. Simply believing that Yahushua died for our sins so that we can continue to disobey and keep on sinning willfully is the very thing the Scriptures refutes. First the message of the kingdom is repent, turn back to the Word, which is instruction. The message is the one our Rabbi Yahushua Messiah said over and over, and it is what is called the Good News (man-made term ~ gospel). He enables us to love the commandments by His supernatural power.
This is a light yoke, but it comes with worldly costs attached, persecution for righteousness’ sake. His beef with those of His religion in that time was only concerning the things that were added by Human Tradition, our savior did not found, or invent any new religion at all. The new covenant is having the Scriptures written on our hearts (minds). The same laws or more accurately teachings are written on our hearts by the Messiah’s spirit, enabling us to love them. This is what happened for the first time at Pentecost. He said, If you love me, keep my commandments. When we are convicted of our sinfulness, we are to repent of our sins and obey. The Torah defines what is a sin. Try to find in Scripture where legalism (according to Scripture, not human traditions) is ever a problem for anyone’s salvation. Human legalism is rampant, “look at Sunday, Easter, Christmas, and so on. These things are invented by men, and are not found anywhere in Scripture. If you don’t observe them you are considered strange. They are men’s laws, or legalism. Its lawlessness, the ignoring of the Torah (Scripture), that will condemn us and this is what Satan has been so successful in promoting. The Word shows us that faith is perfected by works. We show our faith by our obedience, because the gift is our faith which enables us to good works, such as observe the Torah (His Word; Commandments).
The reason this ministry and it’s associates studied so much was to find out why there were so many hidden, mysterious, things about religion, and to learn why Christian “Faith” and Paganism were so closely aligned. It all seemed like a paradox. We always make it clear to people who we witness to and accept the truth that they will not do like so many have done, but stay where they are. Most who learn the truth flee their surrounding friends, loved ones, and congregants. These are the very ones we are sent to.
Called, Chosen, and Faithful
We all stumble in many matters; but we serve the same Messiah. Our need to rush to point out perceived errors must be tempered with sincere love for one another, not motivated by selfish ambition. We have to accept correction with humility, but this correction needs to come from “The Word”, as we are told at II Timothy 4:1-5 which states: “I charge you therefore before Yahuah, and the Elohim Yahushua Messiah who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His Kingdom. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the Truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.”
Arguing over how we are to conduct ourselves with human reasoning is probably a dangerous and pointless endeavor. May we all serve Yahushua Messiah in ever-increasing unity of faith, resulting in obedience He finds acceptable. May His will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven. “The Word” is the Torah of our Creator. Our receiving a love for it, and having it written on our hearts and minds, is the New Covenant > Hebrews 10:16 / 2 Cor. 3:3.
That explains why we love the Commandments – Yahushua wrote them on our hearts. Hosea 4:6 states: “My People are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law (The Word) of your Elohim, I will also forget your children.” Revelation 18:4 states: “And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon-False Religion), My People, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not her plagues. Notice My People!
These are latter day prophecies. The Father knew His people would get caught up or set up by the adversary and He is literally crying through the word for our deliverance.
Yahuchanon (John) 14:23,24 states: “If a man (male or female) love me, he will keep my words: and my father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loves me not, keeps not my sayings: and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. II Chronicles 7:14> “ If My People, which are called by my Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
If we don’t know what the “New Covenant” is, then we should learn what it is, and then go teach it to those around us. It will spread on its own; like fire in dry grass, if we obey and teach it. People will believe it more readily when it is free, as it should be. We labor in the harvest not with our money, but with our personal efforts to reach those lost around us. We don’t have to travel to find them, but the message itself will. Stand still, and watch Yahuah win the battle. “Not by power—not by might—but by My Spirit declares Yahuah. We don’t know where the wind comes from, nor where it will go, and the Spirit is like that—and the message will go wherever the Spirit goes. There is nothing more calculated to strengthen the intellect than the study of the Scriptures.
No other book is so potent to elevate the thoughts, to give vigor to the faculties, as the broad, ennobling truths of the Writings. If Elohim’s Word were studied as it should be, men would have a breadth of mind, a nobility of character, and a stability of purpose that is rarely seen in these times. But there is but little benefit derived from a hasty reading of the Scriptures. One may read the entire Writings through, and yet fail to see its beauty or comprehend its deep and hidden meaning. One passage studied until its significance is clear to the mind, and its relation to the plan of salvation is evident, is more value than the perusal of many chapters with no definite purpose in view and no positive instruction gained. Keep your Scriptures with you.
As you have opportunity, read it; fix the texts in your memory. Even while you are walking, you may meditate upon a passage, thus fixing it in the mind. We cannot obtain wisdom without earnest attention and prayerful study. Some portions of Scripture are indeed too plain to be misunderstood; but there are others whose meaning does not lie on the surface, to be seen at a glance. Scripture must be compared with Scripture. There must be careful research and prayerful reflection. And such study will be richly repaid. As the miner discovers veins of precious metal concealed beneath the surface of the earth, so will he who perseveringly searches the Word of Yah as for hid treasure, finds truths of the greatest value, which are concealed from the view of the careless seeker. The words of inspiration, pondered in the heart, will be as streams flowing from the fountain of life. Never should the Scriptures be studied without prayer. Before opening its pages we should ask for the enlightenment of the Set-apart Spirit, and it will be given.
The Spirit of Truth is the only effectual teacher of divine truth. How must Yahuah the Father esteem the human race, since He gave His Son to die for them, and appoints His Spirit to be man’s teacher and continual guide!
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