Is it any wonder millions are running around thinking they’re holy, simply because they “believe in Jesus” and they “go to church” on Sunday morning? They have no clue this train of thought, in reality, makes them lukewarm enough to be vomited from Y’shua’s mouth upon his return (Rev. 3:15-21)!
Yes, YHWH certainly IS a “God of Restoration” – IF you live life according to His Torah/Divine Instructions! He makes no bones about what He will do to you if you don’t “talk the talk” AND “walk the walk!” (Read the Torah for the complete picture!) Take a look at what Revelation says about WHO is truly “saved”:
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)
Most churches seem to teach that all that’s required to belong to God is “love”…Love God with all your heart, mind and soul, and your neighbor as yourself. Well folks, the entire Torah and the prophets HANG/are dependent on those two commandments!
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)
According to Matthew 5:19, Y'shua taught Torah and the Commandments of YHWH from the very beginning of his ministry. According to Matthew 15:3, Y'shua warned the Pharisees against making void the "Commandment of Elohim" by their traditions. In Matthew 19:17 Y'shua spelled out the Commandments to the rich young ruler, teaching that "if you will enter into Life, keep the Commandments." The rich young ruler asked which ones? Y'shua gave him Torah Commandments!
And let’s not forget that, when taunted by Satan in the wilderness, Y’shua didn’t argue with the enemy; he quoted TORAH (Matthew 4:1-11)….He didn’t say, “Aww, dude, don’t sweat it. All ya gotta do is love God and love your neighbor, and you’ll get to heaven!”
Being led by the Ruach haKodesh to observe YHWH's Torah (instructions in righteousness) is a perquisite to entering the Kingdom; in fact, Torah is magnified (made great) by Y'shua according to Isaiah 42:21. In 2 Peter 2:21, 22, Peter levies a sharp rebuke; "…it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than after having known (it), to turn back from the Set Apart commandment that was delivered to them."
John teaches in 1 John 2:4; "For he that says I know him and does not keep his Commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him." There can be NO doubt these are YHWH's Commandments because John teaches in 1 John 3:22: "And whatever we ask, we receive from Him because we keep His (YHWH's) Commandments and do acceptable things before Him." But some theologians – such as Joel Osteen - teach that if you "love" you don't need to keep any Commandments; however, this is the tradition of the Laodicean Church who interprets "love" according to religion.
The true remnant, the Israel of Elohim, keep the Commandments of Elohim and they know Y'shua is Mashiyach ben Yoseph; not some “fluff monger” who suggests you don’t have to DO anything except “believe in Jesus!”
The entire “Old Testament” reveals who YHWH is and how He expects His people to behave. That didn’t magically go away when His Messiah died, as Christians seem to believe! Why can’t Christians (and even many “Hebrew Roots” and “Messianic” types who like to “talk the talk” but don't mind tweaking their theology when it suits their purpose) drop their rabid desire for “feel-good” religion long enough to see “the whole picture?” Throughout Torah, YHWH constantly reminded my people, “Keep my commands and all will go well with you.”
2 Thessalonians 2: 9. For the coming of that (Evil One) is the working of haSatan with all power and signs and lying wonders 10. and with all the deceptiveness of iniquity in them that perish; because they did not receive the love of the truth by which they might have life. 11. Therefore Elohim will send upon them the strength of a deception that they may believe a lie; 12. and that they all may be condemned who believe not the truth but have pleasure in iniquity. (AENT)
For more on this, please see our article on Second Thessalonians.