Counting the Cost of Obeying Messiah

distress-worryWho can oppose disciples of the Messiah, especially during times of stress and upheaval? (threats: Matthew 10:26, physical harm: Matthew 10:28, public ridicule: Matthew 10:22, rejection by loved ones: Matthew 10:34-37) Yahshua [Jesus] helped His disciples prepare for the rejection so many would receive at the hands of others around them, simply for obeying Him and living a righteous life through Him. Standing firm for Messiah will usually create reactions from the world that resists Him. (“Breaking the Hold of Stress“; “Stress, Satan and Faith: Part I“)

Government. “You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;” – Matthew 10:18-19, NKJV

Religion. “But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues.” – Matthew 10:17, NKJV

Family. “Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.” – Matthew 10:21, NKJV

The World. “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.” – Matthew 10:22, NKJV

Remember that truth will be revealed. (Matthew 10:26) Your soul cannot be harmed. (Matthew 10:28) Your Heavenly Faith acknowledges you when you acknowledge Him. (Matthew 10:32) YHWH’s love and provision will sustain you into eternal life and His promises. (Matthew 10:31) Remember that all disciples of Messiah go through a certain amount of trial. You don’t need hope. All you need is trust. (“Holy Spirit 101; “Listening to the Holy Spirit“; “Sleepless Nights: Trust for Provision“; “Living in an Apostate World)

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“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
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 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.
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 names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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