Friday, April 1, 2016

We must examine ourselves honestly to see whether or not we're truly "godly"

Most of us believe ourselves to be good, godly people once we become "saved" (as the Baptists say). But the problem is, immediately, we're told that once we “believe in Jesus”  nothing else is required" of us.  You belong to Jesus now, you've been baptized - what else could there possibly be?  Well, this makes us LUKEWARM!  And when you're immersed with others who believe the same way, you end up STAYING "lukewarm" because you don't know any better because you never bother to read the “fine print” (namely Torah, the first five Books of the Bible which contain ALL of God’s “do’s and don’ts” – many of which contain the words “forever” or “this will continue throughout your generations”, such as keeping seventh day Sabbath, YHWH’s Feasts, etc)!

Sure, you "go to church" and you "attend Bible studies" - but what they teach is fluffy, "God loves you and wants to work in your life" stuff that never gets into the MEAT of Torah! They never tell you that God expects something from US - which is OBEDIENCE! They never lead you to the verses that warn you about what happens to those who don't follow His Divine Instructions (Torah).  All you EVER hear in church is, “Jesus loves you” and “nothing else is required.”


They never seem to notice that the “Old Testament” did NOT pertain to “just the Jews” as we clearly see in Numbers 15:13-16, where YHWH said FOUR TIMES IN A ROW that ALL who accept Him are to do exactly as HIS people do…and HIS people have always been Torah observant.  It’s apparently never dawned on them that on Mt. Sinai when YHWH handed down His Torah, He was also addressing all the Gentiles who had followed Moses out of Egypt and had been absorbed into the 12 tribes where they were told if they accepted YHWH as their God, they would need to OBEY Him.  YHWH never, ever said that Gentiles would have “new rules” after “Jesus” died!  MAN decided that nonsense. 

Moving on to the “New Testament” we see that in the Book of Revelation we are told in two different verses that, to gain eternal life, we have to do what?  We have to have the testimony of Y'shua, AND keep ELOHIM's commandments!  

Revelation 12: 17. And the dragon was enraged against the woman; and he went to make war upon the remnant of her seed who keep the Commandments of Elohim and have the testimony of Y'shua. (AENT)

Revelation 14: 12. Here is the patience of the Set Apart believers who keep the commandments of Elohim, and the faith of Y'shua. 
(AENT)

NOTE: There are two very distinct groups; one willfully breaks the Commandments of Elohim and causes others to do the same, but the other group keeps the Commandments of Elohim and observes Torah. God warns us in Proverbs 4:2 - "I give you good instruction: Do not forsake my Torah."

With the advent of Catholicism and Christianity, the entire "Old Testament", along with God's original teaching and instruction, basically became irrelevant (mainly because of their misunderstandings about the writings of Paul, some of which seem to negate Torah).  What people fail to realize is, Paul was JUST A MAN who had no authority to negate what YHWH commanded and what Y’shua taught!  And what’s more – he DIDN’T!  They have been reading his writings through “Greek eyes” which totally distorted the original meaning.  Therefore, when "the rapture" finally happens, many will be very surprised to discover they were left behind....

While YHWH eventually recorded ten in stone, we must remember, these ten are just part of the larger picture taken from YHWH's Torah which He said would stand forever. Many Christians balk at this idea because they are under the erroneous impression that they don't even have to bother even keeping the TEN Commandments anymore (let alone the "613"); but, rather, just two - and they cite the following as "proof":

Matthew 22: 36. "Teacher, which Commandment in Torah is the greatest?" 37. And Y'shua said to him, that "You should love Master YHWH your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might and with all your mind." 38. This is the first and the greatest Commandment. 39. And the second is like it. That "You should love your neighbor as yourself." 40. On these two commandments hang Torah and the prophets. (AENT)

So, I would ask those who insist they only need to keep two commandments to please re-read verse 40 with the help of the Ruach haKodesh (Holy Spirit). Does verse 40 imply that all of God's original instructions have been done away with? NO! The Torah and the Prophets HANG/ARE DEPENDENT ON those two commands! There's more to it than just "loving God and loving your neighbor!  There’s more to God and the Bible than simply, “believing in Jesus!”

YHWH said His Word would stand forever (Psalm 119:89). Since "forever" hasn't ended we need to pay close attention to ALL of the Bible for what God actually says - not what we think it says.  Why can’t “the church” figure that out?

2 comments:

  1. I get chewed out by some people when I mention something from "The Old Testament." People will say, "Oh, that's the Old Testament." I remember once I was at Church (Catholic) and the Father said that the Old Testament has been fulfilled. When I mention Torah in front of some people, they tell me, "Oh, Jesus freed us from that."

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  2. Oh Kevin, you might as well get used to it! Christians simply refuse to comprehend the meaning of Torah! And many will verbally beat you to a pulp for your desire to obey God's commans. Heaven forbid you want to actually keep His COMMANDED Seventh Day Sabbath or His COMMANDED Feasts. No, most Christians prefer the man-made "holy days" of Christmas and Easter - both of which are steeped in paganism, and neither of which have a THING to do with God or the Bible...

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