by John and Ruth Greene
“The one stealing, let him steal no more, but rather let him labor, working what is good with the hands, that he may have something to give to the one who has need.” – Ephesians 4:28, HRB
We can safely conclude from this scripture that one prescription for dishonesty is self-support. Instead of stealing, reaching out to others with brotherly love in order to give is called for, while expecting nothing in return. At Luke 10:30, you can read the account of the Samaritan. While thieves took away from the traveler, the Samaritan gave to the traveler by binding up his wounds and caring for him, even paying for the travelers stay at the inn as the Samaritan left to tend to his business. (“Giving to Others While Trusting in YHWH for Your Needs“; “How Satan Challenges You (A Personal Story)“; “The Dream: Christians & the Great Humanitarian Age“)
Stealing is one of the most vile forms of selfishness. Love is the antidote for stealing because love gives. Love is not necessarily the cure for the one that is loved, but love is the cure for one exercising love. Always paying your own way is not a cure for stealing, but a symptom of pride. When you add love to personal integrity and effort, brotherly love overflows to others and theft is eliminated. Nothing is expected in return for brotherly love when the heart is right. (“Mind Filters“; “Financial Usury & Bible Truth: Lending, Giving & Borrowing“; “Culture: Prompting Falsehood Through the Lie“; “The Modern Life Culture Crisis“; “Approved: Lie Cheat & Steal“)
“For YHWH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, RNKJV
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 glory. 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]. Amen.
You 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 names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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