Beware The Temptations Of Sin

Sin leads to death, and lying is a sin.  How many of us lie to ourselves?  We tell ourselves that what we do pleases Yahweh.  We lie not only to Yahweh but to ourselves.   We do not see that our lies lead to our ultimate demise.

Many decades ago, I once knew a young girl that tried to convince me to smoke her mother’s cigarette.  I unwaveringly said no to her request to smoke.  She smoked the cigarette coughing.  After catching her breath she began to grin showing me how wonderful it was to do something she should not do.  We were both eight or nine at the time.  She even confessed her mother would not approve in the empty apartment.  We parted ways.  I went home to my mother and younger siblings.  My friend remained at home thinking up mischief.

How many of us do things knowing that Yahweh would not approve?

This friend came by on another day to tempt me to steal this time.  She took me to a neighborhood liqueur store.  I had no idea that she intended to steal.  I thought she had money to shop.   So I went along with her to discover she steals too.  She asked me to take something, but I said and gestured no.  We walked out the store.  She offered to share her chips, but I said no thanks.  I wouldn’t eat anything stolen. I knew it was not right, and I possessed a keen sense of right and wrong instilled in me from home. 

Children like adults need direction and guidance growing up to know how to decipher right from wrong.   A lot of children suffer as children and as adults because they did not possess a proper upbringing with clear standards of right and wrong.  Others had poor examples and/or grew up in a chaotic home environment with a missing parent for various reasons.

My upbringing a bit more traditional allowed me to learn the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behaviors.  I chose to obey the lessons instilled in me in my family.  When tested, I passed.

Another day she invited me to a baseball game at a park and brought along her cousins.  We went into two different types of stores on the way to the game and the same two stores on the way back home.  I observed these children steal with ease.  They encourage me to steal, but I said no.  I didn’t participate.  

This is what sin does.  It tempts us and lures us into things that will lead to our ultimate destruction.  It makes it easier to steal or lie the next time around.  It looks easy and the rewards seems immediate and inviting, but the end of sin is ultimately death.  This unfortunately is not apparent to those seemingly sinning  with impunity. 

When you take even a one degree turn off the path that leads to life by choosing to sin, the path eventually after many years will take you so far away from the true path that leads to life that you will lose your way.  You won’t see or discern the way of life. These dishonest habits will change you into someone you no longer recognize nor respect. 

Then you must go to Yahweh upon your knees and ask Him humbly to forgive you and help you to overcome sin in your life.  Yahweh will forgive you and remove the chains of sin from around you freeing you from your addiction to lying, stealing and/or whatever sin you may find yourself entrapped with due to a bad decision to walk away from the way that leads to everlasting life.

Yahweh gave us Ten Commandments that He spoke down the mountain to all humanity not just the Israelites in the desert.  Those Ten Commandment represent and hold the key to wisdom.  When you come to appreciate and respect these fundamental commands that come from the Creator, you come to know and understand true wisdom that ultimately leads to life eternal with Yahweh

Study the Ten Commandments below and see if your life aligns according to Yahweh’s standards.  If you discover you fall short in any area, you need to go on your knees and ask Yahweh to forgive you and remove all sins from you life.  Then you can walk free of sin and holy with Yahweh as Enoch walked with Yahweh.  As Abraham was called a friend of Yahweh, you can be called a friend of Yahweh too!

Exodus 20 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Ten Commandments

1 Then God spoke all these words:

2 “I am the Lord your God, who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.

4 “You shall not make for yourself any idol, or any likeness (form, manifestation) of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth [as an object to worship]. 5 You shall not worship them nor serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous (impassioned) God [demanding what is rightfully and uniquely mine], visiting (avenging) the iniquity (sin, guilt) of the fathers on the children [that is, calling the children to account for the sins of their fathers], to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing graciousness and steadfast lovingkindness to thousands [of generations] of those who love Me and keep My commandments.

7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain [that is, irreverently, in false affirmations or in ways that impugn the character of God]; for the Lord will not hold guiltless nor leave unpunished the one who takes His name in vain [disregarding its reverence and its power].

8 “Remember the Sabbath (seventh) day to keep it holy (set apart, dedicated to God). 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath [a day of rest dedicated] to the Lord your God; on that day you shall not do any work, you or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock or the temporary resident (foreigner) who stays within your [city] gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and everything that is in them, and He rested (ceased) on the seventh day. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy [that is, set it apart for His purposes].

12 “Honor (respect, obey, care for) your father and your mother, so that your days may be prolonged in the land the Lord your God gives you.

13 “You shall not commit murder (unjustified, deliberate homicide).

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

15 “You shall not steal [secretly, openly, fraudulently, or through carelessness].

16 “You shall not testify falsely [that is, lie, withhold, or manipulate the truth] against your neighbor (any person).

17 “You shall not covet [that is, selfishly desire and attempt to acquire] your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

18 Now all the people witnessed the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the smoking mountain; and as they looked, the people were afraid, and they trembled [and moved backward] and stood at a [safe] distance. 19 Then they said to Moses, “You speak to us and we will listen, but do not let God speak to us or we will die.” 20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him [that is, a profound reverence for Him] will remain with you, so that you do not sin.

13 Things Yeshua (Jesus) Teaches–Keep In Mind That The Kingdom Is In Your Midst (All Around You)

This article demonstrates 9 Ways To Receive A Blessing from Yahweh plus four additional lessons worth remembering.  You will hopefully come to a deeper understanding of God’s people symbolized by salt and light. The salt will remind you to always know your purpose.  When you think of salt, you ought to think of your purpose–hopefully you know your purpose if not see Ecclesiastes 12:13. The light will remind you that when others see you, they ought to see the king of creation Yeshua: the light of the world living in you.  We like Yeshua should impact the world around us by bringing the kingdom to the lost. In order for others to know what Yeshua looks like, they need to see you living out His character: love.  Love for Yahweh and love for the brethren (neighbor) represent the byproducts of obedience to Yahweh’s Ten Commandments (the basic standards of a loving and law abiding God).

How can you and I demonstrate this love of God in our communities, work places, and wherever we may travel?  How do we reflect both justice and mercy residing in peace with those around us?  How can we return into the kingdom of Yahweh?

Remember with Yahweh all things are possible to them that believe–you show your belief in God’s words by your obedience to His Commandments!  God’s Ten Commandments written with his very finger on tablets of stone and thundered down the mountain side show us the Creator’s basic standards of love to the lost children of Israel and for all the world.  God’s Ten Commandments with the help of His Holy Spirit will help you learn to reach the standard of God for your life: perfection!

What are 9 Ways To Receive A Blessing From Yahweh (God)?

  1. “Blessed [spiritually prosperous, happy, to be admired] are the poor in spirit [those devoid of spiritual arrogance, those who regard themselves as insignificant], for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever]. (Matthew 5:3 AMP)

    “Blessed” in Greek means “Oh, how happy!”–according to Chuck Smith study guide on the Sermon on the Mount in the Blue Letter Bible.  Humble yourself before the Lord crying out for God to forgive you for your sins and turn from your wickedness with God’s help and in due season Yahweh will exalt you.  Mr. Smith says the following: “True happiness is a byproduct of a right relationship with God and cannot be discovered by direct pursuit.” When we recognize how poor, lost and insignificant we truly are apart from God, we will turn back to God our Creator. Then we will receive the kingdom of God today and forever with the gift of God’s Holy Spirit given to us.

  2. “Blessed [forgiven, refreshed by God’s grace] are those who mourn [over their sins and repent], for they will be comforted [when the burden of sin is lifted]. (Matthew 5:4 AMP)

    Only God can lift our burdens, bondage to sin and set us free from an oppressive life.  If we do not see the damage caused by our sins against God, we may fail to properly humble ourselves at the feet of Yahweh in prayer.  Thus we may continue to suffer not knowing how to receive the help we so desperately want and need.  We must mourn both over our sins and repent for God to comfort us.

    David was pardoned for committing adultery with Bathsheba and premeditated murder of Bathsheba’s husband.  There is no sin that you have committed and you cannot go so deep that Jesus’ blood on the cross cannot wash it away.  Any commandment you break you have broken all.  Any link in a chain you break the chain is broken. If you are suffering from guilt because of your sins, don’t continue to suffer.  You must go to the Lord and repent of your sins.  Jesus said He didn’t die for the righteous; he died for sinners.  Jesus said He puts our sins as far as the East is from the West away from Him if we repent and change–see David’s cry for forgiveness from God (Psalm 51 Amplified Bible (AMP) A Contrite Sinner’s Prayer for Pardon).

  3. “Blessed [inwardly peaceful, spiritually secure, worthy of respect] are the gentle [the kind-hearted, the sweet-spirited, the self-controlled], for they will inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5 AMP)

    We have an inheritance willed to us if we are gentle spirits in this physical and spiritual world we live in.

  4. “Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness [those who actively seek right standing with God], for they will be[completely] satisfied. (Matthew 5:6 AMP)

    We must first seek the kingdom of God.  We do so by seeking righteousness above all things.  When you hunger and thirst for something, you recognize that you cannot live without this righteousness for very long like you cannot live without food and water for very long.  God will provide us with righteousness if we actively seek a right relationship with Yahweh.  We will find satisfaction in knowing Yahweh.

  5. “Blessed [content, sheltered by God’s promises] are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. (Matthew 5:7 AMP)

    When God grants you mercy, you will know to grant others mercy.  When you become merciful, you will in turn receive mercy.  One of the fruits of the spirit is long suffering as well as goodness seen in those who exhibit mercy.

  6. “Blessed [anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature] are the pure in heart [those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character], for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8 AMP)

    If you want to see God, you must possess a pure heart: a heart of integrity, courage to do right at all times and a character reflecting the character of our Maker.   When you look like Yeshua; you will see Yeshua.  You will see Yahweh.

  7. “Blessed [spiritually calm with life-joy in God’s favor] are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they will [express His character and] be called the sons of God. (Matthew 5:9 AMP)

    The children of God are peace makers.

  8. “Blessed [comforted by inner peace and God’s love] are those who are persecuted for doing that which is morally right, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever].

    The peacemakers will become persecuted for doing the right things pleasing unto God; however, they will receive the kingdom of God both now and for all eternity.

  9. “Blessed [morally courageous and spiritually alive with life-joy in God’s goodness] are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil things against you because of [your association with] Me. Be glad and exceedingly joyful, for your reward in heaven is great [absolutely inexhaustible]; for in this same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:11-12 AMP)

    When others persecute you for your association with Yahweh, stand up strong and stay joyful knowing that your reward in heaven is great.  Don’t let the Devil and His children bring you down.  Know who you are and whose you are while remaining exceedingly joyful–salt to flavor the world around you and light to shine the light of the kingdom in a world engulfed in darkness (looking for direction and freedom for a better life)!  Next, there are four lessons to follow.

    Yeshua Refers To Us As Salt and Light

  10. “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has lost its taste (purpose), how can it be made salty? It is no longer good for anything, but to be thrown out and walked on by people [when the walkways are wet and slippery]. (Matthew 5:13 AMP)

  11. “You are the light of [Christ to] the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and [recognize and honor and] glorify your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 AMP)

    God’s Commandments Stand As Long As You Can Look Up And See the Sun, Stars, Moon (Heaven) And Look Around You And See The Earth

  12. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

    18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

    19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:17-19 KJV)

    Yet it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for a single stroke of a letter of the Law to fail and become void. (Luke 16:17 AMP)

    Many believe wrongly that God’s Ten Commandments were done away with at the cross of Calvary.  The ordinances book of the laws of Moses were nailed to the cross not the the Ten Commandments.  God says I change not.  Sin is the breaking of God’s Ten Commandments still found in the mercy seat in heaven.  The last book of the Bible clearly says in the last chapter in Revelation 22:14 (KJV) the following: “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” John says you must keep God’s Commandments to gain the right to enter the eternal kingdom of Yahweh.

     

    God’s Ten Commandments Help Us To Know The Standard Of Perfection Required By God

  13. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:48 KJV)

    Perfection has set standards to qualify to meet the criteria of perfection.  God showed mercy on you by sending Yeshua to pay the penalty of sin: the breaking of God’s Commandments.  If you continue to break God’s Commandments by saying you do not need to keep them, you will discover that you do not have the right to the tree of life.  There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth by so called followers of Christ–see Matt. 7:22-23; Matthew 13:42Rev. 16:10.  They will hear get away from me I never knew you.  Does Yeshua know you? Now is the time to study the four gospels and learn the truth.  The gospel is the power of God unto salvation.   

    I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation [from His wrath and punishment] to everyone who believes [in Christ as Savior], to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”–Romans 1:16 AMP.

    In Ephesians 1:13 Paul says, “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth; the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.”

    In Ephesians  5:17 Paul reminds us of the following: “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.”  We ought to know God’s will.  We ought to know God’s Commandments.  We ought to know the words of Yeshua found in red in the four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

You are made in the image of God to walk perfectly before Him.  Your character should look like God’s character unadulterated love.   Pure love leads to perfection.  

Let’s learn the lessons Yeshua taught on the mountain. You cannot learn these truths generally sitting in front of the television reflecting the character of Satan, nor taught these principles in schools or learn them generally from people in the communities/neighborhoods. Spending time in God’s four gospels will let Yeshua’s light shine through you by obeying God’s Commandments and attaining perfection: others see Yeshua looking at you!

7 Key Points From the Story of the Centurion and Widow

 

Step #1: We need to take our burdens to God with humility.  There are some struggles we cannot overcome on our own no matter how hard we try.  The sooner we realize this fact, the quicker we will turn to God to help us.

Let’s look at the heart of the Centurion requesting help from Yeshua to heal his elderly servant who was dear to him, sick, near death and ready to to die–Luke 7:2.  A Roman army unit of 100 back in the time of Yeshua was led by a Roman officer known as a Centurion–“centurion” in Latin means 100. The Centurion’s officer’s humility and desperation really struck me.  When Jesus approached his house, he sent friends out to Jesus to say the following:

Luke 7:6-7 “…Lord, trouble not yourself: for I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof:  Where neither thought I myself worthy to come unto you: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.”

Luke 7:10 And they that were sent, returned to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.

He was so humble he didn’t even think he was worthy enough to come to God.  Well God wants us to cry out to Him so He can help us overcome sin and death that binds us.  He wants to free us from the penalty of sin and death that we deserve and that causes us to suffer.  When we like the Centurion exhibit sincere and heartfelt humility, faith and cry out for Yeshua to help us, we like the Centurion will see miracles too!  

 

Step #2: Faith in God is essential.

The Centurion’s faith amazed Yeshua because he didn’t need to see or touch Yeshua to believe.  He knew Yeshua’s power. Do you know Yeshua’s power?  Yeshua praised and marveled at the faith of the Centurion.  He said to the people around Him in Luke 7:9 the following:

I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel.

God can speak life back into both dying and dead individuals!  What state are you in? The three states are the following:

1)Dying

2) Dead

3) Alive in Christ by the power of God’s Holy Spirit living in you

 

Step #3) God sees our tears and loves us.

God does not want to see us weep.  He is here for us to help us overcome our struggles.  Like any parent, God wants the best for His children.  Luke 7:12-13 states,

Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 

And When the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said unto her, Weep not.

Then in Luke 7:14 Yeshua speaks life into her dead son.  [*A bier a movable frame on which a coffin or a corpse is placed before burial or cremation or on which it is carried to the grave.]

And he came and touched the bier*: and they that bare him stood still.  And he said, Young man, I say unto you, Arise.  And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak.  And he delivered him to his mother.

The truth is that God does not want to see us suffer.  Our bad choices caused us suffering.  He is waiting upon us to humble ourselves and cry out to Him.  He wants us to repent and say that we are sorry that we sinned against Him.  He is waiting for us to ask Him to break us free from sin and suffering and tell Him that we want to live a life free from sin with His help.  Then, He will intervene in our suffering and stop our weeping once we discover the true cost of sin. 

 

Step #4: God shows us compassion and sets us free from bondage to sin.

Yeshua saw the widow’s tears, struggles and showed compassion.  The widow represents us.  We are alone with our problem.  Only God can stop our weeping and suffering and bring life back to us.  

 

Step #5 Yeshua calls us to arise from our dead state.  

The widows son came back to life when Yeshua touched him and called him back to life.  God likewise calls us to emerge from darkness and enter back into life with Him.  We possess an opportunity to arise from our old life of death and sin and to walk in newness and righteousness.   Yeshua’s Holy Spirit gives us life and empowers us from within.  

 

Step #6: An Encounter With God. 

Yeshua heals blind eyes, deaf ears, lame legs, lepers and dead people.  He brings real life and real hope of eternal life to us.  We no longer need to walk in darkness, sin and death.  We can walk in newness of life with God.

Have You Had This Life Changing Encounter With Yeshua?

 

Step 7: God visits His People.  

We know God and God knows us.  We have a friend in God.  God’s name does not offend us; therefore, we become blessed.  We sought God out and discovered that He is with us.  When we follow the six steps to Yeshua, we discover the wonderful truth: God’s word is true and God is real.  He is who He says that He is; He can do what He says He can do.  We discover what the phrase means: the joy of the Lord. As a result, we can recognize Yeshua has stopped by to see us.  We can share this story of God’s visit with us and testify of God’s goodness.

The Gift Of God Is Eternal Life–Part 1: Two Paths

 

Two Paths

There are two paths in this life.  You walk presently on one or the other.  Matthew explains these two paths in the following ways found below:

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.  (Matthew 7:13-14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) the straight and narrow path (representing the tree of life in the Garden of Eden) or  

 

2) the wide path (representing the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden).  

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; 1) the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the 2) tree of knowledge of good and evil. (Genesis 2:9)

And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, (Genesis 2:16)

But of the 2) tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. (Genesis 2:17)

Yahweh affords us an opportunity to right the wrongs through Jesus Christ. 

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

The first path leads back to the kingdom of God.  An eternal place of perfect beauty without any imperfection present anywhere. A place where streets are built of pure gold and trees sing by clapping their leaves.  A place bursting with beauty, life and joy.  A world that makes our world the shadow of the real thing.  This kingdom is perfectly perfect run by the God of the universe and creator of everything lovely and true!  It’s a spiritual world with spiritual beings in spirit bodies designed to live for eternity.

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. (Revelation 21:21)

For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. (Isaiah 55:12)

The second one, deadly and extremely popular,  leads to destruction by fire. The people believe in liberty from the laws of God and the ability to be God’s themselves.  They define the rules for their lives.  They possess a false form of freedom (freedom to sin and accept sin without feeling convicted of wrong doing against God).  This false freedom keeps them locked out the kingdom of Yahweh and enslaved to sin (Satan).  They do not try to escape because they like the way they live.  They are comfortable with their sin.  The irony of this lifestyle is that they don’t know what true freedom is in Christ and so they continue to believe their free when in fact they are trapped in a destructive and painful lifestyle living in bondage to sin (Satan rules them).  

Sinners who refuse to accept and obey God’s commandments (rules of love towards God and one’s neighbor) will ultimately experience this deadly fire. This consuming fire from Yahweh will eventually annihilate those who love iniquity and refuse to change from their evil ways. Their eternal spirit bodies God will destroy.

Sin builds barriers between us and God and between us and others.  We can go back to the kingdom of God if we choose to eliminate sin by asking God to help us.  We need to return back to our creator who loves and made a way for us through Jesus Christ death on Calvary to return to Him and receive the free gift of eternal life.  We, however, need to choose between our love for God and our love for sin. Sin separates us from living eternally in paradise with our creator.

 Behold, the Lord‘s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. (Isaiah 59:1-2)

There are two paths in this life.  You walk presently on one or the other.  If you have not found your way onto to the straight and narrow path by keeping God’s basic laws of love, I hope you will make the decision to choose to do so now!  The Holy Spirit will help you if you pray to God to remove sin out of you.  There is nothing impossible with God.  God loves you.  He is offering you the free gift of eternal life if you choose Him over a life of sin.  

How Can I Avoid Suffering Destruction and Acquire God’s Seal of the Holy Spirit?

“Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.”

Knowledge of the Law of God

The Bible says my people suffer due to a lack of knowledge in Hosea 4:6 below:

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Isaiah 5:13 says, “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.”

 

What is the law of our God?

God gave the Israelites the ten commandments and handwritten ordinances in the original covenant.  

The Ten Commandments previously written on tablets of stone; God presently writes in our hearts.

2 Corinthians 3:3 “Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

Was tithing apart of the ordinances nailed to the cross?

Colossians 2:14 says, “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross”.

 

Deuteronomy 5:22 says, “These words the Lord spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.” 

The Holy Spirit makes God’s laws a part of our character

Hebrews 10:16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;”

Romans 2:15 “Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)”

 

How do we get the seal of the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit God gives to us when we accept His words–without additions or subtractions.

Ephesians 1:13 “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,”

Once you trust in God’s words after you hear the gospel and you believe the truth you hear then you are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise

 

Ten Commandments Remain Forever Defining Sin

Psalm 111:7-9 says, “The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.  He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.”

Here is the link to the ten commandments in Exodus 20:1-17 in the Amplified Bible:  Ten Commandments for those who may not know them.

What does it mean to love God?

1 John 5:3 says the following, “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”

2 John 1:6 reminds us that to love God means to obey His words: “And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.”

How Should We Give To Share And Teach The Love Of God Today?

In 2 Corinthians 9:7 Paul asked people to give as God has blessed you as they decide in their heart:

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

 

God Warns Us

Matthew 7:14-16 “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.

ETERNAL LIFE PROMISED BY YAHWEH

The Promise (eternal life) before the world began came from God.

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; (Titus 1:2)

  • MOST PEOPLE HAVE THE FALSE BELIEF THAT OUR EXISTENCE STARTED AT THE GARDEN OF EDEN.    
  • What if we actually existed before the Garden of Eden?  Remember God that cannot lie promised us eternal life before this world began.  We came from Jerusalem from above–a free place. 

“But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Huh?  I repeat, “But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.”  (Galatian 4:26)  

We were born and created in Jerusalem above the mother of us all.  God made this mystery available to those of us with eyes to see and ears in which to hear His truth.

 

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:  (Ephesians 1:9-10)   

Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,   Before I formed thee in the belly  I knew thee;  (?) and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.  (Jeremiah 1:4-5)

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.    As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  (John 17:17-18)

 So God sent Jesus into this world to die at Calvary for the sins of the nations. Jesus sent us into this world to become reconciled to God the Father by repenting of our sins against God in a prior world.  THE HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE IS A REALITY.  A PROMISE FROM GOD THE FATHER MADE KNOWN TO US BY HIS SON YESHUA (JESUS).  

18   As thou hast sent me into the world, ***even so*** have I also sent them into the world.      JOHN 17:23 23       I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one;  and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast lov-ed them, *as* thou hast lov-ed me.   Notice the following phrase “and hast lov-ed them, *as* thou hast lov-ed me.”   Notice God loves us as God loves Jesus “and hast lov-ed them, *as* thou hast lov-ed me.”     25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.   JOHN 1:6      There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.   33       And I knew him not: but (he that sent me) to baptize with water, ***the same*** said unto me,  Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him,  the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

Luke 24:49   And, behold, I send ***the promise of my Father*** upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power ***from on high***.
Acts 1:4   And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem,
but wait for ***the promise of the Father***, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
Acts 2:33   Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father ***the promise of the Holy Ghost***, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

JESUS THE SON OF GOD MADE IT VERY CLEAR TO US  IN A SIMPLY AND STRAIGHT FORWARD STATEMENT steps we need to take to be saved  READ ON:

MARK 16:15-19      And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach ***the gospel*** to every creature.

 16       He that believeth and is baptized (shall be saved;) but he that believeth not shall be damned.
16       He that believeth and is baptized (shall be saved;) but he that believeth not shall be damned.
16       He that believeth and is baptized (shall be saved;) but he that believeth not shall be damned.
 19       ¶ So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
 

JESUS LAST WORDS to his apostles MINUTES BEFORE*** JESUS RETURN*** TO THE FATHER

JOHN 6:61       When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?

 62       What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where ***he was before***?

  BASIC INFORMATION TO US FROM GOD THE FATHER THAT YOU MUST UNDERSTAND. IT IS LIKE 1+1 =2 OR A B C. THAT IS WITHOUT *THIS BASIC KNOWLEDGE* YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE PLAN OF GOD   

  Romans 3:23   For *all* have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

               YES THIS IS CLEARLY SAYING *ALL ONCE HAD* THE GLORY OF GOD

HEBREWS 10:32       But call to remembrance the former days, in which,* after* ye were illuminated,
                       ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 
1 Corinthians 15:44       It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. 
 There *is* a natural body, and there *is* a spiritual body.        1+1=2
 ( BIRTH AND BODY IS LIKE WET AND WATER THEY CANNOT BE SEPARATED)
JOHN 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit,(2 BIRTHS) 
he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6       That which is born of the flesh *is* flesh; and that which *is* born of the Spirit is spirit.
2 births
  • The first birth occurred when you came out of the sac of water in your mother’s womb.  You were born of water.
  • The second birth is when the flesh dies and the spirit returns to God who gave it.  You receive a spiritual body in the kingdom.  You are born of the spirit.  

These are two separate births to enter into the kingdom of God.

 7       Marvel not that I said unto thee, ***Ye must*** be born (again.) 
 8       The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, (but canst not tell whence it cometh,
         and whither it goeth:) so ***is every one**** that is born of the Spirit.
         so ***is every one**** that is born of the Spirit.
         so ***is every one**** that is born of the Spirit.
         so ***is every one**** that is born of the Spirit.(no exception)
(You can not return to the kingdom of heaven until you are born again into your spiritual body–the second birth .
This takes place the minute the flesh dies. In the flesh one can not see the spiritual birth the very same way one can not see God  or angels because the spiritual body is like the wind in that it can not be seen by flesh man. John 3:8) 
 
Jesus is the first fruit that is he is the first person  that walked this earth that returned glorified to the Father.

John 20:17       Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father:  but go to my brethren, and say unto them,                     I ascend unto my Father, ***and your Father***; and to my God, ***and your God***.

I ascend unto my Father, ***and your Father***; and to my God, ***and your God***.
I ascend unto my Father, ***and your Father***; and to my God, ***and your God***.
I ascend unto my Father, ***and your Father***; and to my God, ***and your God***.
 

Luke 20:36  Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. 

Why can’t they die anymore?  After Christ resurrection, christians no longer need to sleep in death?  

The term  slept  is used to refer to those who died before Christ payed the ransom price at Calvary.   Jesus conquered the power of death by dying for our sins.  He freed the dead spirits (who existed in a slept state) meaning spiritually dead waiting for Christ to die on the cross.  Spirits cannot die unless God destroys them after the white throne judgement.  

John 19:30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

1 Corinthians 15:20     ¶ But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

 
Let’s see if the word shines a light on what happened at Jesus death; he being the firstfruit.

 

1 Peter 3:18       ¶ For Christ *also* hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God,  being put to death *in the flesh*, but quickened by the Spirit:                                          

  19       By ***which*** also he went and preached unto *the spirits* in prison;

20       Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 

1 Corinth 15:35       ¶ But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
 
 36       Thou fool, that which thou sowest ***is not quickened****, except it die: 
   
 37       And that which thou sowest, thou sowest *not* that body that shall be,
 38       But ***God*** giveth it a body as it hath pleased him
 
 JOHN 36-7:
6       That which is born of the flesh *is* flesh; and that which *is* born of the Spirit is spirit.
                                                         
7       Marvel not that I said unto thee, ***Ye must be born*** (again.) 
2 Corinthians 5:5       Now he that hath wrought ***us ***for the selfsame thing is God,  who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 
 6       Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, ***whilst ***we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 
 7       (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
 
8       We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 
 
  Now he that hath wrought (brought) us ***for the selfsame thing*** is God, 
  Now he that hath wrought us ***for the selfsame thing*** is God,
  Now he that hath wrought us ***for the selfsame thing*** is God, 
 
1 Corinthians 15:
49       And as we have borne the image of the earthy,* we* shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
                                                      
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 50       Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood*** cannot*** inherit the kingdom of God;
         neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
49       And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall* also* bear the image of the heavenly.
49       And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall *also* bear the image of the heavenly.
49       And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall *also* bear the image of the heavenly.
 
DO NOT OVER LOOK THIS WORD ***ALSO***FOR IT HAS GREAT DEPTH
IT IS SAYING THAT YOU LIKE JESUS WILL *ALSO* bear the image of the heavenly.
 
I JOHN CHAPTER 3
 1       ¶ Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 
 2       Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:
  but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
 
but *we know* that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
but *we know* that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 
                                    
                                
HEBREWS 2:
6       But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man,  that thou visitest him?
 7       Thou ***madest him*** a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour,  and didst set him over the works of thy hands: 
 
8       Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
 
  But now we see not yet all things put under him.
 
 9       But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
 
17       Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto ***his brethren***
17       Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto ***his brethren***
17       Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto ***his brethren***
 
I HOPE THIS WILL MAKE YOU APPRECIATE ***WHO YOU REALLY ARE*** AND BE NO LONGER DECEIVED BY THAT GREAT DECEIVER.
 

ROMANS 8:9       ¶ For whom he did *foreknow*, he*** also*** did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son,that he might be the firstborn among ***many*** brethren.

                              

Jeremiah 1:
4     ¶ Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 5     Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
 
Jeremiah represents all of us
 
ZECHARIAH CHAPTER 12 1     ¶ The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. 
 
1 CORINTH 15
49     And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall ***also*** bear the image of the heavenly. 
 
ALSO   = JUST LIKE JESUS  FIRST FRUIT 
Also represents what happened to Jesus also happens to us.
Hebrews 2:17  17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 11 or both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;