Enlarging a Horizon of Trust

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BibleThe majority of our lives each of us can be blind to the splendor and ignorant of the love from our Father. Still, there are times that those that seek a deeper relationship with the Father take notice of what He has done for us. Jacob had a special moment of awe, where anxiety became the relief of true peace, and through that process, a deeper understanding through personal revelation. Before personal revelation came to Jacob, he could only see the things he feared. Jacob began to see himself in proper perspective in view of the generosity of his Elohim YHWH, as Jacob returned to his old home to seek the favor of his brother Esau. (Genesis 32-33; “Bringing Real Peace“; “The Plan for Your Life“)

Genesis 32:10 tells us of this moment:

“I am a small thing compared to all of the kindness of Your favor and compared to Your support that You have granted to Your servant. Certainly Your rod crossed over the Jordan with me. At this moment I have become two camps.”

shepherd sheepJacob had a revelation about his life. His life was filled with righteous things, the provision of Elohim. He could see past the fear that had consumed him. In order to have the opportunity to reunite in peace with his brother, Jacob placed himself wholly in the care of His Father, just as he humbled himself before Esau. Having crossed over the Jordan with part of his group, Jacob submitted his heart wholly to the greatness of the loving-kindness that YHWH had shown Him. He trusted that this would continue. Within this personal revelation, Jacob saw himself as small compared to the love of His Father. He was willing to diminish himself and cast away the worldly trappings of pride. He more fully realized the loving-kindness he enjoyed in his relationship with His Father. Now he was expanding this vision more fully in his life. He was enlarging his horizon of trust. (“The Art of Self-Deception“; “Real Love Resides in Righteousness“; “The Regeneration of Love“)

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“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. May it be as you have promised!
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The name Yahshua [Y’shua] is an original language name for Jesus.
He is often referred to simply as the Messiah or Master.
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The Plan for Your Life

by John Greene

“For I declare my intentions that I purpose toward you,’ says YHWH, ‘intentions of well-being, not of evil, to bring forth what I long for in the end. Call out to me, walk and pray to me, as I listen to you. Seek to be in My presence and worship with all your heart.’“ – Jeremiah 29:11-13, P4T

narrow-path-track-righteousnessThere is a plan for your life. There is a plan for your life! I hear this sentiment and exclamation over and over when religious leaders and evangelists speak to crowds of Christians looking for knowledge and encouragement. Yet, how often do you find that this is truly explained? What is His Will for your life? What kind of plan does your Heavenly Father have for you? It isn’t necessarily what you think you are hearing. (Colossians 3:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Psalm 119:105; “Plans to Prosper You“)

daydreamWhen considering life, most people have learned to accept dreams and goals as the earmarks in life. Do you possess the dreams and goals that you are reaching for? Most of us would say “no”, or these ideas would no longer be goals or dreams. You would have them and they would be reality in this world. Everyone has disappointments and broken expectations, no matter how small – and how quickly each of us can blame this on someone else, including the devil. To cast blame is part of fallen mankind. (James 1:22-25) Attitude matters as well in all things, and can have everything to do with both your goals and your ability or willingness to reach them. The real concern needs to be who you or what you are in agreement with! (Romans 12:1-2; John 17:15-18; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

If that last statement isn’t a shocker, consider it again. Who are you in agreement with? You might reason that because you think it, or believe that you think what you are thinking, that this is “God’s Will”. Are you certain about that? Think again partner.

cultureLife is a bundle of influences, culture and outright propaganda that have nothing whatever to do with your Heavenly Father or His righteousness. In reality, the degree that you are touched by these things has everything to do with where you stand in His Will. That’s a stunning thought that multitudes of professed Christians would want to try to deny. Surprisingly, what has been turned into beautiful prose in the 23rd Psalm is just one place that actually makes the point about your Heavenly Father’s plans, His deepest aspirations for your life. This prose has become the bedrock of Bible tradition – and few have dared to consider the deeper meaning that resides there and in other related scripture. (“Attack of Advertising & Propaganda“; “The Antichrist & War on Reality“)

“YHWH tends His flock without lack, allowing them to recline in pastures of sprouted shoots, sustained by quiet waters.” – Psalm 23:1-2, P4T

sheepfold doorIn this passage, scripture compares YHWH with a shepherd, and His people as sheep. With a touch of pride, this can be hard to swallow. Pride cannot imagine mankind as being anything like sheep. However, this isn’t about human pride. This is about love and the acceptance of that love, submission to YHWH and Yahshua [Jesus] as High Priest. Our Father provides a pasture full of fresh nutritious shoots, full provision for what is needed for His flock when they accept His provision. This pasture isn’t simply green foliage, but the finest that can be provided, direct from Him. (John 10:11) The image provided is the height of peaceful settings: reclining in fresh sprouted pastures along refreshing and calm waters. He is the oasis, the refreshing waterspring of His people. (Philippians 4:6-7; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“; “Psalm 91: Lifestyle & Protection“; “Leadership & the Universal Authority of Messiah“)

“He converts my living being, guiding me in His track of righteousness because of His Authority.” – Psalm 23:3, P4T

baptism-of-trust-Holy-SpiritElohim [‘God’, YHWH] restores or converts us as persons, even as He guides each of us in His track of righteousness. However, Christians cannot assume they are restored simply because they call themselves Christian, assuming that they are magically led in thought. What is involved is the personal guidance of the Spirit [Set Apart Spirit, ‘Holy Spirit’] for those that are willing to accept that guidance. (Titus 3:5; Isaiah 26:3) This conversion or restoration over time is essential to following His guidance. Most translations of scripture show “paths of righteousness” in a very generic sense, as if many paths exist in righteousness of YHWH, as if the provision of Yahshua [Jesus] made later was less important than what people have in mind now. The Hebrew word used for “paths” [magalah] is not a multitude of paths, or a path of choice. There are not many paths of righteousness leading to Him. Magalah is a firmly established track, a rampart, entrenchment or circular trench in battle. This word comes from the root word “agal” which means round or encircling. Magal literally means the trench made from the wheels of carts that are pulled by oxen to tread grain, which made trenches or ruts. Ultimately, this is the Way of expressing our Father’s protective love through His established hedge of protection. (Psalm 37:5; Proverbs 3:1-35; “The Great Apostasy of Unrighteousness“)

worn tracks on a Roman road

worn tracks on a Roman road

This magalah is a course of life, determined not by you or I, but by Elohim. Our Heavenly Father has established or set His track of righteousness that is to be followed with the guidance of scripture and the Spirit. This track [life course] is a battlement in which we are partners with the Most High in a spiritual war. Through your commitment and partnership you receive His protection and favor into the Sovereignty of His Age. This is a dramatic departure from the typical perception of Christians through tradition and philosophies. YHWH has established a predetermined lifestyle or track that He has set out for His people as opposed to the lifestyle of mammon presented by the world. Living in the track of YHWH’s righteousness involves cooperation, obedience and partnership in spiritual warfare through relationship [including prayer], setting oneself apart from the world that encourages a lifestyle of mammon. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20; Isaiah 48:18; Matthew 6:7-8; Psalm 139:1-4; Colossians 1:16-17; Romans 6:23, 9:19-21; “A Disciple in Warfare“)

death-to-lifeYHWH’s track of righteousness is lifestyle, way of life, or how a disciple conducts himself or herself. Without question, the disciple is involved in spiritual warfare. Beyond that reality, YHWH’s track of righteousness demands a measure of answerability on the part of the disciple. Disciples must be willing to cooperate and live in agreement with their Heavenly Father. He has set in place an established track of righteousness for all His people to walk on. This is the predestination that so many clamor about, as if people don’t have free choice that YHWH declared they do. YHWH’s track of righteousness is a battlement at the front of spiritual warfare on earth. Ultimately, you have free will to make the lifestyle choice that you will, even if you stray from His pasture. Your Father will seek you even though He will let you do exactly what you please as you reap the fruit of that choice. Yes, originally he created mankind to be set apart to Him. (John 15:16; 1 John 4:19) Free will is a real gift that lets each of us choose to love Him because of what we desire. (Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 2:13; Romans 8:28; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Proverbs 21:5; “Freedom in Truth“; “A Yoke of Slavery or Freedom“; “What Lifestyle Are You Pursuing“; “Do You Live a Lifestyle of Greed?“)

Bible knowledgeHe guides His flock, first through his Word, for you to read, understand and love. All of this is done through His protective love because of His Authority, for the sake of His Name. When you respond to Him as one dedicated to Him, trusting Him, you are set apart to Him as you walk in His track of righteousness. (Proverbs 3:5-6; Psalm 40:4; James 1:5; “A Branch of the Vine Through Trust“; “Abiding in Trust“)

“Enter in through the narrow gate. Because wide is the gate and spacious the road, put to death through destruction, and many, by their reason, agree to enter. For narrow is the gate and troublesome is the road, the one that leads to life, and few agree to obtain it.“ – Matthew 7:13-14, P4T

“In this way, as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I revere no evil.” – Psalm 23:4, P4T 

fear-gnashing-teethWhenever we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we need have no fear because YHWH is with us. Whether danger is real, imminent, or imagined, YHWH is there. He is with you, whether you walk the earth or reside with Him. Through the chastening of His rod and support of His staff, He seeks to strengthen the members of His flock through the truth of His Word and your set apart relationship/partnership with Him. (“Building a Relationship With YHWH“; “The Regeneration of Love“; “A Work of Renewal & Completion“)

agreement with YHWHReality is that until each of us agrees with Elohim, each of us limits what can be accomplished as we live out our days. Each of us much learn to discern, to become fully aware of the lies that Satan and his agents teach. Then, you must stop believing those lies, and begin to take action in your life. By cleansing our minds and hearts, setting our trust and love on Elohim, we come to have the mind of our Messiah, thinking more and more as He thinks through the understanding of scripture and regeneration of the Spirit. As your thinking lines up with scripture and Spirit, you are walking His track of righteousness, living this daily. (1 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 4:13) This reflects your love and your devoted service to Him. (Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 5:11; Matthew 19:26; Luke 18:27; Psalm 91:1-16; “Understanding Sin“; “Guarding Yourself From the Idolatry of Unbelief“; “Faith: What You Believe is Important“; “Dealing With Separation From Personal Well-Being“)

His loving provision as you trust Him and walk in His righteous track [magalah] is exactly what your Heavenly Father has in mind. (“Living as Partners & Friends in Messiah Through Provision“)

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“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. May it be as you have promised!
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The name Yahshua [Y’shua] is an original language name for Jesus.
He is often referred to simply as the Messiah or Master.
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3 John – Unrest During Persecution & Uncertainty

by John Greene

3rdJohnrevealedLike 2 John, 3 John bears the signs of a letter written during Christian persecution by the Romans. Like many Bible names in scripture, these names can be translated into other meanings. This is the case in 3 John. Once again, John is writing a kind of coded message to an assembly where he is overseeing ministry. Popular opinion maintains that John is writing to certain ones that we do not know. However, 3 John has the same character as 2 John, containing names which can be otherwise translated to make the letter more meaningful and much warmer in character. (“2 John – Love & Truth During Persecution“; “Real Love Resides in Righteousness“)

“The elder of the beloved Master that I love in truth; Beloved, I pray a hedge around everyone as you prosper and live in health, just as your breath of life prospers, because I was full of joy as the brothers set out and reported the truth in you, just as you walk the Way in truth.” – 3 John 1-3, P4T

bible-trust-YHWH-1John is writing to an assembly of disciples as an elder of the beloved Master Yahshua [Jesus]. His first concern was to tell them that they were in his prayers, as he continued to pray a hedge of protection around them. (Job 1:8; 1 Peter 5:8) The original text indicates that this ‘Hebraism’ is the most likely original expression of what John actually wrote. Breath of life refers to what most people know as the ‘soul’, but is more accurately expressed as spirit [nephesh: an animated, breathing, conscious and living being]. (John 20:22; “Disciples & the Occult of the World“; “Discernment 101: Learning to be Discerning“)

Genesis 2:7 contains three significant details about man’s creation. The first is that Elohim [‘God’, YHWH] created man and that man did not evolve from other creatures. Impersonal forces did not form man. All the cells, DNA, and other physical constructs did not create man. These are only the substances that make up man’s physical body. YHWH formed man and created man using these substances. He formed man much as a potter would [yatsar: to mold, shape or form]. YHWH had the concept of man and brought that concept to life on this earth. (“Faith: What You Believe is Important“; “Gods in Their Own Minds“)

Our Father breathed His own breath of life into man. Human beings are more than dust or physical substance. Each human has a ruach [spirit]. Our Heavenly Father is the Source of life, and He directly placed life within man. Mankind is unique among all living things upon the earth. Mankind has the life and power of Elohim [‘God’, YHWH], given to man to animate him [ruach: wind, breath, air, spirit].

John was full of joy from the report of the brothers that had been sent out to them because they were found to be walking the Way in truth. Then John began the core of his message to this troubled assembly.

“I possess no greater delight than this – to hear my children walk the Way around in truth. Beloved, agree to be trustworthy in whatever you labor for. The brothers and strangers who witnessed your love in the presence of the assembly, those who journey appropriately as blameless and righteous in the presence of Elohim; because in behalf of His Authority they went out, set apart from the multitude and taking nothing. Then we are in debt to receive anyone such as this hospitably, that we become fellow workers of the truth.” – 3 John 4-8

small Bible studyHere and in 2 John, we learn an important truth about the treatment of brothers, sisters and others in the first century – that welcoming and warm hospitality were seen as the same as being ‘fellow workers’. Because of this, it was very important to know who you were meeting, greeting and associating with. Most important was complete trust in the provision of Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah, who made the Way around sin. The direct expression of this trust was and is shown in love for others, especially brothers and sisters in Christian unity under Messiah and Spirit. (“Real Trust in YHWH and Caring for Brothers and Sisters“; “Love: Departing from Death to Life“)

“My beloved children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. Then when anyone sins, each of us has an Intercessor at the side of the Father, Yahshua, the righteous Messiah. And He is the atoning offering that [G4012 peri] made the Way around our sin, but not the Way around ours alone, and also the Way around for the whole world. And in this we know that we know Him when we guard His commands. The one that claims to know Him and does not guard His commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that one. But whoever holds fast to His Word, in that one is truly the love of Elohim completed. In this way you know that you are in Him, speaking and continuing in Him, owing it to yourself also to walk the Way, just as He walked.” – 1 John 2:1-6, P4T

John gives instructions to the assembly about the problems that they are having with Authority, love, and hospitality among their brothers and sisters in the presence of Elohim. He calls certain ones out on idle accusations of evil, as well as driving elders and visiting brothers out of the assembly. (“Leaders & the Antichrist Spirit of Wisdom“; “Choosing to Serve YHWH, Not Man“)

“I write to the assembly, except those nourished by a false god, that desire to be first, that do not receive us hospitably. For this reason, when I come, call to mind these deeds that are produced against us by making idle accusations with evil words. And not satisfied with this, neither do these receive the brothers hospitably, and deliberately hinder and drive them out of the assembly. Beloved, do not imitate wickedness, but be agreeable with righteousness. Righteousness is of Elohim, but wickedness does not know Elohim.” – 3 John 9-11, P4T

greek-godCan you imagine an assembly of disciples where visiting brothers and strangers are driven out by egotistical and crazed members that insist on their own way, to the point of casting out unwanted and unknown visitors? John was not only dealing with persecution, but hyper-vigilant and accusing members that professed to be of the body of Messiah. They may have done so with the excuse of keeping out potential spies, those that could report to the Romans. Whatever the excuse these ones might profess, these men were evil operators in an assembly seeking to reflect truth and caring hospitality to teaching and visiting brothers and sisters. (“Video: Corruption of Christianity in the Third Century“; “Christianity Proclaimed a Threat to Society“)

“The ones in charge of spiritual food are witnesses of all, and by the truth itself. Moreover, even we bear witness and know that our testimony is true. I have much to write, but have purposed not to write to you with ink and pen. But I have expectation to see you soon, and speak face to face. Prosperity to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends, each by name.” – 3 John 12-14, P4T

dusty-bible-read-meJohn informs this assembly that those overseers of spiritual food were witnesses of what had happened in the assembly, as well as truth itself in all disciples of Messiah. The visiting brothers also bear witness with the truth of the Savior, Who is High Priest over all. Once again, John declines to detail any further matters, except his expectation to see them soon. Just as he greeted them, he expected them to warmly greet and care for their brothers and sisters in truth, even by name, getting to know them well. (“Following the Right Jesus“)

disciples-praying-in-agreementEven during uncertain times, disciples are set apart and called out to hospitably receive teaching disciples and visitors that desire to meet together and to know more. Persecution is not an excuse to drive out those that are not as well known, or fear those apostles that have come to teach and report back to overseers. Instead, uncertain times are for each disciple to put full trust in the provision of the Savior Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah and the Set Apart Ruach [‘Holy Spirit’]. (“Authority: The Real Meaning of Romans 13“)

 

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“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. May it be as you have promised!
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The name Yahshua [Y’shua] is an original language name for Jesus.
He is often referred to simply as the Messiah or Master.
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2 John – Love & Truth During Persecution

by John Greene

2ndJohnrevealed

Compared to 1 John and many other Bible books, on the surface, 2 John hardly seems to be remarkable in any way, but more of an afterthought than a real message. But this is hardly the case. 2 John appears to be coded somewhat, but this is because of reality of Roman persecution in the first century. The reality of the assembly of the Yahshua the Messiah is a large family of truth, a family that knows Elohim’s [‘God’, YHWH] truth, the truth that lives within the Spirit and into Elohim’s Sovereignty [Kingdom]. (“Filling Your Life With Truth Instead of Deception“; “Wisdom & the Battle of Two Kingdoms“; “Real Love Resides in Righteousness“; “Love: Departing from Death to Life“)

“To the elder, the chosen lady and those children that I love in truth, and not myself alone, but even all knowing the truth, through the truth that lives in us and will be joined with us into the age. May favor, tender compassion and well-being be in your midst from Father Elohim, and from Master Yahshua Messiah, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.” – 2 John 1-3, P4T

bible-trust-YHWH-1A few have suggested that in 2 John, that John was writing to Mary, the mother of Yahshua [Jesus] and her family. However, less fanciful indications are that John was writing to an elder of an assembly that met in a home, the ekklesia or assembly, personified as the bride of Messiah. In that day, disciples [Christians] who engaged in worship and study often met together in smaller groups and homes as they learned to walk out truth in their lives. Further, John indicates that he is new to this group that he is writing to, based on what he wrote in verse 4:

“I rejoice abundantly because of coming to know of your children walking the Way in truth, just as we have seized upon the command from the Father.” – 2 John 4, P4T

narrow-path-track-righteousnessStarting with verse 5, John repeats some of the ideas that he carried forward in 1 John. John focused on the importance of the truth, how this truth is practiced and protected. This revealed truth of righteousness is what Yahshua [Jesus] revealed in His earthly ministry, just as John emphasized truth and love in his personal ministry. (1 John 3:18; 2 John 1, 3; 3 John 3) The foundation of real love is truth through Elohim’s righteousness, which comes to us through Yahshua [Jesus] and the Set Apart Ruach [‘Holy Spirit’]. To begin with love, truth in righteousness is essential rather than falsehood and fables of the world. (“YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“; “Walking the Track of Righteousness“; “Living as Partners & Friends in Messiah Through Provision“)

“And now I entreat you lady, not as one writing a new kind of command to you, but what we have had from the beginning, that is, loving one another. Then this is love, that we walk the Way according to His commands. This is the command with the purpose that you walk in it, just as has been heard from the beginning. Because many deceivers are coming into the world that do not agree Yahshua Messiah has come in body. These are deceivers and antimessiahs.” – 2 John 5-7, P4T

church deceptionTelling the truth brings disciples into conflict with those people that benefit from deception and delusion. Many have tried to supplant or replace the truth of YHWH with their own message. A popular message of that time in the first century was that Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah did not come in the body, but only in the Spirit, as a spirit. This was widely taught by people known as gnostics, and likely others as well. (“Unrighteous Chaff Set To Destruction“; “Deceptions of Ages: How People are Deceived“; “The Art of Self-Deception“)

“Discern for yourselves, so that you do not lose what you have labored for, but receive your complete reward. Each one of us that abandons trust, not continuing in the instruction of Messiah, does not possess Elohim. The one that continues in the instruction of Messiah possesses even the Father and the Son. Anyone coming to you and not bearing this instruction, do not receive this one into your family, and do not speak any welcome to this one, because anyone speaking a welcome to this one shares in their wicked deeds.” – 2 John 8-11, P4T

discern both good and evilOur Heavenly Father wants disciples to discern for themselves through the Spirit so that they can be completed in His love. The truth is that when a disciple refuses to bear the instruction of the Messiah, this one does not have Father, Son or Holy Spirit. John warns about even speaking a welcome to anyone that is operating as an antichrist. This is news worth remembering. Anyone that you welcome into your life is subject to corrupt and taint it, just as well as to bless or favor it. That is why you need discernment through the Set Apart Ruach [‘Holy Spirit’]. (“Disciples: His Showbread Walking Out His Righteousness“; “The Antichrist & the War on Reality“; “Being Renewed: Putting Down Deception“; “Persisting Against Deception & Oppression During Tribulation“)

“I have much to write to you, but am not willing with paper and ink. Yet, I expect to come to you and speak face to face in order that our joy may be fulfilled. The children of your chosen sister welcome you. May it be so.” – 2 John 12-13, P4T

boiling in oilWhy would John hesitate to continue in sharing what could have been more important and detailed matters? Some things are better said in person, but this reasoning is unlikely to be the cause of John’s carefulness in sharing more. While the historical record is spotty, John had a record of living under severe persecution under the Romans, including being boiled in oil, being forced to drink poison and being imprisoned on Patmos. (John 2:23-25; Revelation 1:9) His message appears to be coded and non-specific to those he was addressing, suggesting that he was dealing with persecution and the potential of being watched by the Romans and their agents. If his message was intercepted, he did want the assembly of believers to be exposed. (“Leaders & the Antichrist Spirit of Wisdom“; “Incentives of Deception“; “Disciples in the Face of Persecution“)

John didn’t give up, nor did he find retirement in service to Elohim as a choice, even though he lived much longer than most apostles and teachers did in that day. Youth is not necessarily better or stronger in serving Elohim. Love, trust and the regeneration of truth is required, regardless of where you find yourself in life. In prosperous times and during times of persecution, each disciple needs remember the importance of love in living out our Father’s righteousness through the Ruach [Spirit]. (“Loving the World & Rejecting the Messiah“; “Understanding Sin“; “Discernment the World Doesn’t Have“)

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“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. May it be as you have promised!
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The name Yahshua [Y’shua] is an original language name for Jesus.
He is often referred to simply as the Messiah or Master.
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Guarding Yourself from the Idolatry of Unbelief

by John Greene

death-to-lifeIn the last study, I reviewed the dilemma that all of mankind faces, the tendency to receive the things of man over what our Heavenly Father, His Son and the Spirit tell each of us – including what the truth of scripture says. However, last time this tendency to listen to the fables of various men and women was considered within the framework of love. At some point, love must be returned or love isn’t love at all – but hatred. So each of us must decide whether we will return that love or reject it for the love of another, even the love of our own selves. (“Consenting to Fables of Men“; “The Idolatry Factor“; “The Basics of Strongholds & Idolatry“)

agreement with YHWHLet’s face the facts. How often do you actually seize upon the testimony of man and give this more validity than anything that Elohim [‘God’, YHWH] has done for you? For example, this happens all the time in political elections, where millions of professed Christians lose sight of reality for a fictional soap opera of worldly ringleaders that want attention to what they claim are one or more of the most important topics in your life – despite the reality that little actually changes over time. They claim to hold the answers, while professed Christians become conflicted and put in turmoil by the drama and the potentials of fear. Another example is listening to the testimony of a certain religious leader over the testimony of scripture based on what this leader professes, even though this profession is not scripture, nor even part of scripture. If you are doing these things, you are likely in the dangerous territory of putting the testimony of man first. Scripture tells us that generic confession alone isn’t the reality behind the truth of righteousness that our Savior spoke, but true AGREEMENT with our Savior IS. (“Understanding Sin“; “Agreement with YHWH – Not the World“; “Millenniums of Human Exploitation“; “The Antichrist & the War on Reality“)

“Beloved, do not believe every ruach [spirit], but discern between the ruachs [spirits], whether they are from Elohim. Because many false prophets come forward to the world. By this One you know the Ruach of Elohim. Every ruach that agrees with the living appearance of Yahshua [Jesus] Messiah is from Elohim. Then, every ruach that does not agree with the living appearance of Yahshua Messiah is not from Elohim. This then is the antichrist that you heard will make an appearance, and at the present time, is already in the world.” – 1 John 4:1-3, PT4

“Then this is the witness, that Elohim offered to us everlasting life, and the same life is in His own Son. Anyone possessing the Son possesses life. Anyone not possessing the Son of Elohim does not possess life. I have written this to you believers on the Authority of the Son of Elohim with the purpose that you know you possess everlasting life, and that you believe on the Authority of the Son of Elohim. Then this is the outspokenness we possess in Him, because when asked anything according to His own purpose, He hears us. Then because when we know He hears us, whatever is asked, that we know we possess the requests that are asked from Him.” – 1 John 5:11-15, P4T

american exceptionalism vanityIs there a requirement in the offer for everlasting life? Many have decided that the answer is ‘no’. However, John agrees with the rest of scripture, indicating a different conclusion is truth. To seize after the testimony of man instead of the testimony of Elohim is idolatry, which is unbelief, the only sin that always leads to death. Preferring the testimony of man over Elohim is supplanting His Authority, becoming as an antichrist. When a disciple fully accepts what He says and seeks to build a relationship with Elohim, this one is said to possess or hold life through Messiah, being able to be regenerated through the Set Apart Spirit of Elohim [‘Holy Spirit’]. This relationship builds trust and the confidence that He hears the concerns of His people. As individuals, we believe in what has been done for us. In this way, through trust, each of us possesses Him in mind and heart, or at least, is actively seeking to do this, even as you seek to banish the love of the world from your life. (“Leaders & the Antichrist Spirit of Wisdom“; “Love: Departing From Death to Life“; “Loving the World & Rejecting the Messiah“; “Foundation of Salvation“; “Roots of Salvation“)

“When anyone observes his brother missing the mark in sin not ending in death, that one will ask and receive life for not sinning into death. There is sin that leads to death due to a darkened and hardened heart. Do not speak with the purpose of praying around that sin or for these rebels. (Jeremiah 7:6-16, 11:13-14) All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death. Know that all regenerated of Elohim do not miss the mark, but are regenerated from Elohim guarding that one, and wickedness does not touch that one. Know that we are from Elohim, and the whole world is laid out in wickedness. But know that the Son of Elohim is present and grants us deeper understanding with the purpose of knowing truth in His Son Yahshua Messiah. This is the true Elohim and everlasting life. Beloved, guard yourselves from idols. May it be so.” – 1 John 5:16-21, P4T

baptism-of-trust-Holy-SpiritJohn admonishes disciples to observe their brothers and sisters in truth, to assist them in belief and relationship with their Father, and encouraging them to repent. The sin of unbelief leads to death and cannot be overcome through prayer, except through belief and repentance before death. Disciples are regenerated through the Set Apart Ruach [‘Holy Spirit‘], protected by Elohim and remain untouched by wickedness. Disciples can come to know deeper understanding through discernment in the Ruach [Spirit] through Yahshua Messiah. Each of us needs to ask and seek to be in harmony with His Will, to be in complete agreement with Him. (“The Importance of Practical Repentance“; “Faith: What You Believe is Important“; “Discernment the World Doesn’t Have“)

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“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. May it be as you have promised!
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The name Yahshua [Y’shua] is an original language name for Jesus.
He is often referred to simply as the Messiah or Master.
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Real Love Resides in Righteousness

by John Greene

narrow-path-track-righteousnessRighteousness is not a popular topic in this day, not that most people even truly identify with the concept. Most of humanity is concerned with the worldly ideals of responsibility, duty, justice, ethics, morality and personal rights, trying to attribute these to some kind of love. The idea of love is often a confused and compromised mess of conflicting ideals and ideas. The real concept of love has been largely hijacked and conformed for various political, commercial and religious purposes. While many would call scripture “religious,” the truth is that scripture is all about personal relationship with Elohim [‘God’, YHWH], seeking out the mind and heart of each man, woman and child. Outside of scripture, all else is the creation of man – the attempt to maintain, to increase and/or exploit power over other people. That isn’t love, nor is it righteousness. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7; “The Regeneration of Love“; “Love: Departing from Death to Life“; “Grace, His Protective Love & You“)

bible-trust-YHWH-11 John starts with the love of our Father, how Yahshua [Jesus] made the Way around sin (2:1-6), that disciples are partners with the Father and Yahshua [Jesus] (1:1-5) and one another (1:5-10). We are told to banish the love of the world, where billions chase after some kind of satisfaction in life. (2:15-17) We’ve learned that disciples are in warfare, but as long as we walk in the Way, each of us is firmly covered in our Father’s protective love, which we can easily model with each other, even though each of us is a much lesser reflection of Him and His provision for each of us. Yet, through His love and Ruach [Spirit], we can overcome the world! (4:4-6; 1 Corinthians 10:3-5) We have learned that the love our Father has offered to us is with the purpose of being known as His children. (3:1, 10)

Set Apart RuachAs we learn to walk in righteousness in the Ruach [Spirit], each of us must learn to love one another in the assembly as brothers and sisters, continually allowing sin to be rooted out, even as we fight together in spiritual warfare. (3:13-24) “…Anyone not exercising righteousness is not of Elohim, nor one that does not love his brother.” – 1 John 3:10, P4T  We have learned about being born again or regenerated, set apart through the Set Apart Ruach [‘Holy Spirit’] and not to be deceived by the world. (4:7-16) The Set Apart Ruach of Elohim guides disciples, those that seek to walk in His Way of truth. In the Way, disciples walk from death to life, as each of us learn to agree with the Father, Yahshua [Jesus], & the Set Apart Ruach [‘Holy Spirit’]! (4:1-3) There is plenty to understand that may be new to you. Don’t fear or shrink back! (“YHWH: The Choice to Stay Loyal“)

“In the same way our joined love is completed, in order that we possess outspokenness in the day of judgment, in that just as He is, so are we in this world. No fear is in complete love, that is complete love throws out fear in that fear holds torment and to be frightened is not to be completed in love. We love Him in that He loved us in the beginning. When someone has claimed to love Elohim and hates his brother, this one is a liar because anyone not loving a brother that is physically seen, how much is one able to love Elohim that is not physically seen? But this command we possess from Him, that the one loving Elohim must also love his brother.” – 1 John 4:17-21, P4T

bible-studyAs partners together in Elohim’s love, our joined love is completed though Messiah and Ruach [Spirit]. Because of this, we can have all boldness that we are as Messiah is before the world and completed in relationship through Him, that there is no fear in complete love, and that complete love through Messiah and Ruach holds no fear or torment. This means that shame, guilt and fear of the world are not of Him, and need to be rooted out in us. We learn to love Him and our brother and sisters in the assembly, even as He loved us from the beginning. We learn to love our brothers and sisters by example, as our Father loves us. This law of loving one another is no less important than forgiving one another and ourselves for the errors of the past. (“Living as Partners & Friends in Messiah Through Provision“; “Real Trust in YHWH and Caring for Brothers and Sisters“; “The Need to Keep Spiritually Clean“)

“Everyone trusting that Yahshua is the Messiah is regenerated by Elohim. So everyone loving is regenerated through Him, regenerated through love, and in this know that the children of Elohim love whenever we love Elohim and guard His commands. Then this is the love of Elohim, that we guard His commands, then His commands are not burdensome, because everyone regenerated by Elohim conquers the world. Even this is the victory conquering the world: our belief through trust. Who is conquering the world except through believing that Yahshua is the Son of Elohim?“ – 1 John 5:1-5, P4T

joyEach disciple that is able needs to come to understand this pivotal point: we are regenerated through Ruach [Spirit] through love, as each of us guards His commands. As we are regenerated in the Ruach, we overcome the occult of the world through belief and trust through our Messiah and Savior. (“Foundation of Salvation“)

“This relationship of trust is being established and continued through living water of the Ruach and shed blood of Yahshua Messiah. The Ruach is carried in each disciple through divine revelation. That the Ruach is truth, because They are Three that testify: the Ruach, and living water, and the shed blood. The Three are One and the same.” – 1 John 5:6-8, P4T

living-watersThe regeneration through the Ruach [Spirit] by divine revelation is through living water and shed blood. The Ruach [Spirit] is the living water and the shed blood is the provision through the Messiah. Through the Set Apart Ruach [‘Holy Spirit’], eternal life came to be in mortal flesh. (Luke 1:35; 1 John 1:2) Yahshua [Jesus] gave His earthly life, sacrificing His blood in the flesh. The living water is the eternal life that Yahshua [Jesus] brought and brings all believers. (Ephesians 3:5; Romans 1:3-4) Yahshua [Jesus] lived in blood and Ruach [Spirit] while on living on earth. His blood takes away our inherited and repented sins, and the living waters of eternal life take away spiritual death. (John 3:5; 1 Corinthians 15:54, 56; Hebrews 7:6; “Understanding Sin“; “He Made the Way Around Sin“)

“Yahshua responded and said to her, ‘Everyone drinking from this water thirsts again, but whoever drinks from the water that I bring forth, this one will not thirst forever. But the water that I bring forth to this one will become a spring of water gushing into everlasting life.” – John 4:13-14, P4T

“Though you seize the testimony of men, the testimony of Elohim is greater in that this is the testimony of Elohim which made the Way around, testified by His own Son. The one that places trust towards the Son of Elohim possesses the testimony in oneself. Not trusting in Elohim makes one a liar, because of not believing the testimony that Elohim made the Way around, the witness of His Son.” – 1 John 5:9-10, P4T

supreme court united statesHere is the kicker that is usually disregarded because of poor translation and omission. John specifies that in that day, that disciples seized upon the testimony of men over the testimony of Elohim: Father, Son and Ruach. The provision of the Son made the Way around sin, as testified and lived out fully by the Son. Our Father made the Way around sin [G4012, peri] and set us straight before Him through Jesus Christ. Anyone that believes in the testimony of men over the testimony of Elohim does not show trust in His Authority, which makes them liars. Why? Because they don’t really believe the Father, in His Son or in the testimony of the Set Apart Ruach [‘Holy Spirit’]. They prefer idolatry to what they give lip service to. They prefer idolatry to truth. They prefer tradition and the fables of men to reality. In effect, the same is true for multitudes today, including those that have sought to dumb down the testimony of these scriptures. To be regenerated through love is be in agreement with Father, Son, and Set Apart Ruach. To deny this makes you a liar, and gives you the judgment of a liar. This is not about His Name as such, but about His Authority, about recognizing that Authority and about what has been done for you. (Revelation 21:8, 22:14-15; John 8:44; Romans 3:13; Proverbs 14:5, 19:9, 30:5; “The Idolatry Factor“; “The Basics of Strongholds & Idolatry“)

“Then this is the witness, that Elohim offered to us everlasting life, and the same life is in His own Son. Anyone possessing the Son possesses life. Anyone not possessing the Son of Elohim does not possess life. I have written this to you believers on the Authority of the Son of Elohim with the purpose that you know you possess everlasting life, and that you believe on the Authority of the Son of Elohim. Then this is the outspokenness we possess in Him, because when asked anything according to His own purpose, He hears us.” – 1 John 5:11-14, P4T

foundation of trustDisciples can be confident and outspoken about our trust in Him because we possess trust in Him. As individuals, we believe in what has been done for us. In this way, through trust, each of us possesses Him in mind and heart, or at least, is actively seeking to do this, even as you seek to banish the love of the world from your life. For this is loving Him, and what He has done for you! (“Called to Have Confidence in Messiah“; “Disciple: Exalted In Agreement Though Humility“)

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“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. May it be as you have promised!
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The name Yahshua [Y’shua] is an original language name for Jesus.
He is often referred to simply as the Messiah or Master.
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The Regeneration of Love

by John Greene

love in scriptureWhy is love so important in life? Why must disciples love one another and why does this matter? 1 John is wealth of information that projects the reality of love and relationship in the life of any genuine Christian. Love is a vital construct of all Biblical relationships, from the simplest to the most complex. Without love, nothing is possible before Elohim [‘God’, YHWH]. (“Love: Departing from Death to Life“; “Respecting Those You Love“; “Shining Love Toward Others in Righteousness“; “Defining Love“)

“Beloved, love one another because love is from Elohim. Also, everyone that is loving is regenerated from Elohim, and knows Elohim. One that does not love does not know Elohim, because Elohim is love.” – 1 John 4:7-8, P4T

Set Apart RuachLove originated and continues to be born [generated] of our Father, through Yahshua [Jesus] Messiah and the Set Apart Ruach [‘Holy Spirit’]. Love through each of His disciples is regenerated in us through the provision of His Son and the Spirit that lives in each one of us. The degree that each of us reflects His love depends on the level of cooperation and agreement with the Father. His protective love inspired the sacrifice of His Son, set apart both to Him and to those of us that are willing to accept and respond to His sacrifice, redeeming us from inherited sin. (“Grace, His Protective Love & You“; “Some Ideas on the Meaning of Sin“; “Understanding Sin“; “Disciple: Exalted In Agreement Though Humility“; “Foundation of Salvation“)

agreement with YHWHHow each person responds is a personal decision through relationship with Him. From the personal decision springs agreement and the beginnings of relationship with the Father or disagreement with Him, the substitution of His truth. In the Way we have been redeemed, and we are indebted to the Father and Yahshua [Jesus] our Savior to love one another. Both have modeled the reality of their protective love or grace to everyone that is willing to listen and agree with them, in trust. The Set Apart Ruach [‘Holy Spirit’] is now appointed to us as Counselor and Teacher, so that each of us listens to Elohim through Him within each of us. As we accept [discern] Him and live in Him, we become regenerated, even as each of us is already completed through Him in trust and action, set apart in truth as a living place [‘holy place’] for His Ruach [Spirit]. (John 2:19-21; Matthew 24:15; Ephesians 2:1-22; “Loving the World & Rejecting the Messiah“; “The Abomination That Causes Desolation“; “Disciples & Real Living Now“; “Supporting the Way or the World“)

“In Him the love of Elohim was shown toward us because Elohim set apart His only Son into the world that lives through Him. In this One is love, not that we love Elohim, but that He loves us and set apart His Son as atonement for our sins. Beloved, that Elohim in this way loves us. We are indebted then to love one another. Not even one has seen Elohim at any time. When we love on another, Elohim lives* in us, and His love is completed in us. In this way, we know that we live in Him, and He in us, because His Spirit is appointed to us. Then we discern and witness that the Father set apart the Son – the Savior of the world. Because, whoever agrees Yahshua is the Son of Elohim, Elohim lives* in Him, and He is in Elohim. Then we know and trust the love that Elohim has in us. Elohim is love. Then, he that lives* in love lives* in Elohim, and Elohim in him. – 1 John 4:9-16, P4T

“Are you not aware that you are Elohim’s living place* and the Ruach of Elohim occupies your tent* within you?“ – 1 Corinthians 3:16, P4T

begin to discernFor those of us that have discerned and accepted the Way of Yahshua [Jesus], we cannot continue to mix with the way of the world in order to remain set apart to Him. (1 Peter 1:18-19) A disciple of the Messiah becomes a renewed kind of creation, and the original creation of sin is passed over, becoming fresh or new. (“Making the Way Around Sin“; “A Work of Renewal and Completion“; “Blind to Righteousness“; “YHWH: The Choice to Stay Loyal“)

“But Elohim also raised up the Master, and released us from death through His own miraculous power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of the Messiah? Likewise then, do you atone for sin with these members of the Messiah by agreeing with the members of a whore? It is not this way! Or do you not know that joining with a whore is becoming one body? Why does He say, ‘Two will become one body?’ Also, joining the Master is as one Ruach. Run away from the whoring of idolatry. Every sin that one has any agreement with is outside of the body, but one acting the whore sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the living place* of the Set Apart Ruach in you, that you possess from Elohim? Then you are not your own! Because you are purchased with great cost, then magnify Elohim in your body, and in your ruach, which are from Elohim.” – 1 Corinthians 6:14-20, P4T

“So then, anyone in Messiah is a renewed kind of creation. The original is passed over. See, all is coming to be renewed.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17, P4T

“Now what agreement has the living place* of Elohim joined with idols? Because you are the living place of the living Elohim, just as Elohim said, ‘I will live in them and walk among them, and I will be their Elohim, and they will be My people.” – 2 Corinthians 6:16, P4T

“Because of the presence of our Master Yahshua Messiah, even our assembling together to Him, now we entreat you not to be quickly agitated in mind, nor alarmed; neither in ruach, nor in word, nor in letter as if through us, because the day of Messiah is present. Let nothing deceive you according to any other way – that except apostasy comes first and the son of destruction that is set over and proudly exalted over all named gods or objects of honor; so that he is as Elohim, set in the living place* of Elohim, exhibiting himself as though he is Elohim.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4, P4T (Daniel 11:36-37)

1 John 4:15-16 points back to what the opening verses of this chapter told us.

“Beloved, do not believe every ruach [spirit], but discern between the ruachs, whether they are from Elohim. Because many false prophets come forward to the world. By this One you know the Ruach of Elohim. Every ruach that agrees with the living appearance of Yahshua [Jesus] Messiah is from Elohim. Then, every ruach that does not agree with the living appearance of Yahshua Messiah is not from Elohim. This then is the antichrist that you heard will make an appearance, and at the present time, is already in the world.” – 1 John 4:1-3

robe-of-righteousness-smA genuine disciple comes to agree with the Father’s righteousness [what Yahshua proclaimed] rather than the morals, fashions and traditions of man. Disciples are “born again” or regenerated through the Ruach [Spirit], set apart to Elohim instead of the world of corruption. (John 3:3, 5-9; John 1:12-13; Ezekiel 36:26-27; 1 Peter 1:3-4; Titus 3:5; 1 John 5:2, 4) In this way the Ruach [Spirit] brings the willing into the Father’s righteousness. Regeneration begins to sink into the depths of the mind, heart and spirit – transforming thoughts, affections, the inner person – shining the light of righteousness into darkness. The Ruach [Spirit] takes shallow men and women consumed with animal selfishness and worldliness into loving what Elohim loves and hating what Elohim hates. This expresses the regeneration through the Ruach [Spirit] as this same regeneration begins to more fully express the protective love of Elohim. (“Christians, Tyranny & the Man of Lawlessness“; “The Antichrist & War on Reality“; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“)

* in Hebrew, the expression is to pitch your tent or for the Ruach to live in the tent of your body and ruach – tent=living place
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“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. May it be as you have promised!
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The name Yahshua [Y’shua] is an original language name for Jesus.
He is often referred to simply as the Messiah or Master.
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Faith: What You Believe is Important

by John Greene

Bible knowledgeWhat do you believe? Believing in facts is often paraded in the world around us on the assumption that we see is what is real. In much the same way tradition, fables and legends are championed. Scripture champions something else: the righteousness of Elohim [‘God’, YHWH]. This righteousness is what sets disciples apart from the world, a world full of sin and deception. You are the one that decides what to listen to. But how do you decide? You build your trust, your discernment based on belief through knowledge and Spirit. In this way you will:

“…no longer be children, tossed and borne about by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men, in cleverness, unto the craftiness of leading astray” – Ephesians 4:14, ISR98

“Beloved, do not believe every ruach [spirit], but discern between the ruachs, whether they are from Elohim. Because many false prophets comes forward to the world. By this One you know the Ruach of Elohim. Every ruach that agrees with the living appearance of Yahshua [Jesus] Messiah is from Elohim. Then, every ruach that does not agree with the living appearance of Yahshua [Jesus] Messiah is not from Elohim. This then is the antimessiah [antichrist] that you heard will make an appearance, and at the present time, is already in the world.” – 1 John 4:1-3, P4T

dusty-bible-read-meEvery Christian is in the position of guarding his or her own heart through accurate belief in scripture and the counsel of the Set Apart Ruach [Dedicated, ‘Holy Spirit’]. Each of us is able to be actively involved in learning the Way. Many translations of the Bible simply tell us about confessing ‘Jesus Christ’ as a requirement for truth. Many evangelists and teachers use 1 John 4:2 as the pet scripture for their legitimacy, regardless of what they say. However, this idea of simply invoking the name of ‘Christ’ couldn’t be more deceptive. The original word used in ancient Greek is ‘erchomai’ – which points squarely at ‘agreement with.’ This is agreement with Yahshua [Jesus] Messiah and nobody else! Nobody is to supplant or substitute the Word of Yahshua [Jesus] as an antimessiah [antichrist], but to be in agreement with the righteousness of the Word of truth that Yahshua [Jesus] presented and exemplified as our Savior. (“Understanding Sin“; “Discernment: Having an Ear to Deeper Understanding“; “Being Renewed: Putting Down Deception“)

“You are from Elohim beloved children, and conquered them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world. Because of this speaking from the world, then the world understands them. We are from Elohim. One knowing Elohim understands us. One that is not of Elohim does not understand us. From this we know the ruach of truth and ruach of delusion.” – 1 John 4:4-6, P4T

Set Apart RuachInstead of selling out to the world, each disciple of the Messiah is to actively continue in truth, guarding his or her heart. By refusing to be persuaded and seduced by false teachers, the assembly of disciples overcome Satan and his agents one at a time. These seducers are unable to have their way with those firmly anchored in the Way of Yahshua [Jesus]. They are unable to trick others into following false teaching after themselves. These seducers are of Satan, but the presence of Elohim’s Spirit in the hearts of each disciple is greater than Satan, his agents and their teachings. (2 Corinthians 10:5, 11:3-14; Galatians 1:6-9; 2 Timothy 3:1-8, 4:2-4; 2 Peter 2:2-22; Jude 1:10-19; “The Antichrist & the War on Reality“; “Foundation of Salvation“; “Disciples: His Showbread Walking Out His Righteousness“)

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“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. May it be as you have promised!
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The name Yahshua [Y’shua] is an original language name for Jesus.
He is often referred to simply as the Messiah or Master.
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Love: Departing from Death to Life

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by John Greene

“In the same way the children of Elohim and the children of the devil are revealed. Anyone not exercising righteousness is not of Elohim, nor one that does not love his brother. Because that is the same message that has been heard from the beginning, with the purpose of loving one another. Neither as Cain, who was in agreement with evil, and put his brother to death by violence. And why did he kill him? Because he was occupied with evil and his brother’s righteousness.” – 1 John 3:10-11, P4T

reflection-of-loveOne of the essential proofs about whether a person is a disciple of Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah is based the reflection of love in that disciple. However, this concern doesn’t simply rest in love, regardless of what you might believe that love is. The real basis for love is firmly grounded in the righteousness of YHWH, as well as living within His track of righteousness. This track was established by Him from the beginning, laid out in scripture. This is not Judeo-Christian ethics, a certain version of morality, or the traditions and fables of men and women. To live within His track of righteousness directly involves your course of life and your actions. This means that you reflect His Word and Spirit in your life by agreement with Him through personal trust. That is the spiritual nature of a disciple. The opposite example is of Cain, who put himself in agreement with evil and killed his brother, all because of jealousy, envy and pride. Cain began living by his own rules and emotions, and acted on those. While the example seems extreme, the point is made.  (“Grace, His Protective Love & You“; “Obtaining the Road to Life“; “Respecting Those You Love“)

“You understand that this was said by the ancients: ‘Do not murder.’ Then those that murder will be liable to the Judgment. Now I say this to you because anyone that is angry with his own brother without reason will be subject to the Judgment. Now anyone that has said to his own brother, ‘you worthless one,’ will be subject to the Sanhedrin and anyone who may have said ‘you fool’ is subject to the abundance of gehenna’s fire [destruction].” – Matthew 5:21-22, P4T

justice of man - rule of lawThe system of man grades and punishes its own way: by its own rules, its own style of morality. Our Father doesn’t grade sin this way. As far as Elohim is concerned, all men and women are able to repent, to turn aside from sin of the past simply by realizing the problem (their disagreement with Him), going to Him in prayer, and refusing to repeat that sin. Genuine disciples are so different that the world will often show hatred out of fear, just as the authority of the world did for Yahshua [Jesus]. Disciples are to show real concern and love for their spiritual brothers and sisters in the assembly, not to descend into the strife and pettiness of the world around them. Disciples have a different view on life, a life pattern of healing and peace. (“1 John 1:5-10 – Some Ideas on the Meaning of Sin“; “Understanding Sin“; “He Made the Way Around Sin“; “Life Healing & Belief“; “The Importance of Practical Repentance“)

“My brothers, do not wonder whether the world hates you. We understand that departure from death to life, because of the love of the brothers. One not loving a brother continues in death. Anyone hating ones brother is a murderer. Also, know that not a murderer does not possess eternal life remaining in that one. In the same understanding, the love of Elohim is that He laid down His life breath for our sake, and we are indebted to lay down life breath for the brothers. But whoever that possesses worldly means and discerns a brother having lack, even closing off tender affection from him, how much is the love of Elohim present in that one? My beloved, do not love in word, nor in tongue, but deed and truth. And in the same way, we discern that we are of the truth and are in heartfelt agreement in His presence.” – 1 John 3:13-19, P4T

family fighting boyTo love one’s brother or sister in Messiah is a departure from death to life. Anyone that refuses to love is a murderer, someone that elects to continue in death. To forgive is often part of this reality. To remain unrepentant and unexamined by remaining in this kind of deception and error is to love death rather than life. As an additional reflection on this brotherly love, to refuse to help a brother or sister when you have the means shows a dangerous lack of love. Disciples must not give lip service to love, but live this in their actions. Through loving concern and active caring, disciples prove that they are in heartfelt agreement with the Father and His provision for them, even as they learn to live daily in His presence. (“Disciple: Exalted In Agreement Though Humility“; “Loving the World & Rejecting the Messiah“; “Disciples: His Showbread Walking Out His Righteousness“; “Dealing with Separation From Personal Well-Being“)

“Because, when we have a heart that finds fault, Elohim is larger than our heart and discerns everything. Beloved, when our heart does not find fault, we possess boldness before Elohim. Also, whatever that is asked is taken hold of from Him because of guarding His commands, and keeping agreement in His presence. And this is His command: that we trust in the Name of His Son Jesus Messiah, and love one another, just as our appointed command. And one that guards his commands pitches His tent with Him, and He with Him. Also, through this knowledge that He pitches His tent in us, through the Spirit that He has offered us.” – 1 John 3:20-24, P4T

agreement with YHWHDisciples are not to find fault with one another, but to support and love each other through the Messiah and the provision of His Counselor, His Ruach [Set Apart or ‘Holy Spirit’]. We are to learn and exercise His Way of love. In this way, each of us is able to go boldly before Elohim in life and with personal prayer. Disciples eagerly guard His commands in their hearts and stay in agreement with Elohim. While each of us learns to discern unrighteousness, we leave judgment to our Father, instead of taking this on ourselves. The road of life can be troublesome as it is, but the narrow and troublesome road is the Way, the road and gate that leads to life. Most people seek to avoid trouble or any sign of trouble at any cost. However, this cannot be where trust in Elohim is involved. The difference is that the firmly-rooted disciple gives his trouble to the Father, trusting on Him, even His Authority, to level the road. Even in Christianity, multitudes of people will do anything to avoid agreement with their Heavenly Father, even reasoning away His provision, His love for each of us. They do not obtain the Way to eternal life by reflecting His love to others, but substitute their own way as an antichrist or antimessiah. This is a tough message to hear, but continuing on the road to destruction doesn’t have to be. This simply requires a change of mind and heart. (“The Antichrist & the War on Reality“; “Leaders & the Antichrist Spirit of Wisdom“; “Balancing Authority & the Road to Enslavement“; “Imaginary Independence“)

“Enter in through the narrow gate. Because wide is the gate and spacious the road, put to death through destruction, and many, by their reason, agree to enter. For narrow is the gate and troublesome is the road, the one that leads to life, and few agree to obtain it.“ – Matthew 7:13-14, P4T

pitching tents with Elohim smWhat does it mean to pitch your tent? That is a Hebrew expression that is usually ignored for the words dwell or abide. Elohim desires that we remain close to Him, as if each of us pitches a tent next to His, or attached to His. In this way, disciples are able to stay close to Him (think loving family), and be in agreement with His Will while enjoying His presence. He shows us favor, grace, or more accurately, protective love – something that all of us can learn to model more closely. In this Way, He builds a circle, hedge or encampment of protection as each of us lives in His presence, which is love. Yahshua [Jesus] did no less, as the earthly sacrificial provision of Elohim’s love. Please consider this love and act on His love toward you. (“Foundation of Salvation“; “Trusting in YHWH Instead of Princes“; “The Secret Weapons of Disciples“; “YHWH’s Prayer Shawl of Protection“)

prayer-covering-tallit-1“And the Word became flesh and pitched His tent among us.” – John 1:14, P4T

“Jesus answered Him, ‘If anyone does love Me, he will guard My Word, and My Father will love Him, and We will come to him and pitch our tent with Him.” – John 14:23, P4T

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“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. May it be as you have promised!
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The name Yahshua [Y’shua] is an original language name for Jesus.
He is often referred to simply as the Messiah or Master.
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Disciples & Real Living Now

by John Greene

What is the reality that John speaks about all true disciples of the Messiah?

“You have seen what love the Father has offered to us, with the purpose that we are to be called children of Elohim. For this reason, the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.” – 1 John 3:1, P4T

The truth is that the world doesn’t know or understand the children of Elohim. Disciples are to be set apart to the Father and are to be as strangers to the world, set apart from the world. This is why being a disciple is not about modern ‘Christianity’ or ‘Christendom’ in general. The world is terrified of true disciples of Yahshua [Jesus]. The world doesn’t truly understand them. The leadership of the world often feels threatened by true disciples, so you have seen and will continue to see attempts to refashion them in a world image, which is already in abundance today. Disciples should expect to be regarded just as the Savior was. Yet, multitudes of professed Christians understand little or none of this truth. (1 Peter 2:11-12; Romans 12:1-2; “The Antichrist & War on Reality“; “A Disciple in Warfare“; “Shining Love Toward Others in Righteousness“; “Being Set Apart Makes You Aware of Sin“; “Spiritual Warfare: Genetics That Rule Your Life“; “The Invisible War“)

Our Father YHWH Elohim has offered us His love and provision. But do you accept His love? How do you respond? Have you obtained His love, the love that few agree to obtain?

“Enter in through the narrow gate. Because wide is the gate and spacious the road, put to death through destruction, and many, by their reason, agree to enter. For narrow is the gate and troublesome is the road, the one that leads to life, and few agree to obtain it.“ – Matthew 7:13-14, P4T

In those days, just as it is now, we have some questions of experience that can’t really be answered. Can all of our questions always be answered? No. Disciples don’t need to know every little detail about everything. That is what trust is about. We are to trust Elohim, which has cleansing power within each of us, as we stand clean through Yahshua [Jesus] and the Set Apart Ruach [‘Holy Spirit’]. This is the provision made for us, if only each of us will trust Him. (“Abomination That Causes Desolation“; “Loving the World & Rejecting the Messiah“; “Trusting in YHWH Instead of Princes“; “A Branch of the Vine Through Trust“; “Grace, His Protective Love & You“)

“Beloved, we are at present the children of Elohim. But it has not yet been revealed what we will be like, but know that when He is revealed, we will be like Him, because He will be seen just as He is. Then everyone that holds the same expectation within him is himself made clean, just as He is clean.” – 1 John 3:2-3, P4T

Knowing about sin and dealing with repetitive sin is part of the spiritual cleansing we need as disciples, as each of us decides to walk in the Ruach [Spirit] each day. Without question, disciples have been set right through the sacrifice of Yahshua [Jesus]. Living in the Ruach [Spirit] and being obedient to the Word is what continues to purify and cleanse the mind and heart of each disciple going into the future, as each of us prepare for His Final Revealing and Sovereignty. (“Understanding Sin“; “He Made the Way Around Sin“; “1 John 1:5-10 – Some Ideas on the Meaning of Sin“; “Replacing Sin and Becoming Set Apart

“Everyone exercising sin also exercises unrighteousness, as sin is unrighteousness. But know in that He was revealed, so as to lift away sin from us, then in Him is no sin. Everyone remaining in Him does not sin. Everyone sinning has not seen Him, nor known Him. Beloved children, not anyone must deceive you. Exercising righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. The one exercising sin is of the devil, because the devil has missed the mark from the beginning, not sharing in the prize. To that same purpose the Son of Elohim was revealed, in order to loosen the deeds of the devil.” – 1 John 3:4-8, P4T

Disciples of Messiah must not be led astray or deceived. Repetitive, unrepentant sin is a problem that can lead to death. The battle is between two sovereignties fighting for each member of the human race, and the decision is personal to each member. The battle is between the established and purposed righteousness of YHWH and unrighteousness that is apart from Him. (Titus 2:14; 3 John 11; 1 John 2:29; “Deception of Ages: How People Are Deceived“; “Christians and the Dumbing Down of Sin“; “Wisdom & the Battle of Two Kingdoms“; “Disciple of the Messiah: Wavering Between Two Opinions“)

“Everyone regenerated by Elohim does not exercise sin, because His own seed continues in that one and that one is not able to sin, because of being regenerated by Elohim. In the same way the children of Elohim and the children of the devil are revealed. Anyone not exercising righteousness is not of Elohim, nor one that does not love his brother.” – 1 John 3:9-10, P4T

Being ‘born again’ or regenerated through the Set Apart Ruach [‘Holy Spirit’] convicts you of personal sin, so that you do not sin, and are unable to engage in repetitive sin against the Father and His provision for you. Scripture speaks loudly on this matter. Either you are a child of Elohim the Father or a child of the devil that opposes Him. The righteousness of Elohim is the measure rather than the measure of man. (“Leaders & the Antichrist Spirit of Wisdom“; “Junk Food & Your Spiritual Nutrition“; “Encouraging Disciples of Light in the Way“; “Supporting the Way or the World“)

“There exists a righteous Way, the Way renowned as the ‘Set Apart Way.’ The defiled do not pass through it. The perverse and deceived do not walk the Way.” – Isaiah 35:8, P4T

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“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your righteousness. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. May it be as you have promised!
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The name Yahshua [Y’shua] is an original language name for Jesus.
He is often referred to simply as the Messiah or Master.
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