YHWH’s Promise to His Elect

by John and Ruth Greene

Word of YHWHTruly, all disciples need to be reminded and encouraged in Bible truth. (2 Peter 1:1-14) Peter reminded the gathering of those in Messiah to be mindful of the words spoken by the prophets. (2 Peter 3:2) What prophets? Clearly, he is referring to what many theologians call the minor prophets, but also to Isaiah and Jeremiah, including all the wisdom of the Torah and the book of YHWH compiled by the Jews up to that time. From beginning to end, the Bible is full of prophecy, but in those days, Peter references the importance of what the prophets had said that was compiled up to that time. Peter also referred to the knowledge of first century Christians that detail the work of Yahshua [Jesus] and beginnings of Christianity in Acts, the precepts of true Christianity. Disciples bear the fruit of Messiah and accurate Bible knowledge through the power of the Holy Spirit [Sanctified, Set Apart Spirit]. (Acts 17:11; “Spiritual Fruit & Renewing Your Mind“; “Listening to the Holy Spirit“)

“…Who has given us all things that pertain to the power of Elohim, for the life and worship of Elohim, through the full knowledge of the One calling us through glory and virtue, by which means He has given to us the very great and precious promises, so that through these you might be partakers of the divine nature, escaping from the corruption which is in the world by lust.” – 2 Peter 1:3-4, HRB

false teachingPeter says the world is corrupted. He reminded the body of Messiah about scoffers, literally false teachers, walking… actually departing after their own desires. Today, you hear many people saying the same kinds of things as they did in the first century “…and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming?’ For from which time the fathers fell asleep, all things remain so from the beginning of creation.’” (2 Peter 3:4) Obviously, these false teachers tried to get the attention of disciples to lead them after themselves, just as they do today. False teachers long for personal converts, drawing attention to themselves and what they believe over the Word of YHWH. They mix their own teaching, the traditions of man and the teaching of apostate and worldly beliefs to suit their agenda. For 2000 years, quite a number of false teachers have sought to draw believers, while a universal church sought and still seeks to control access to Bible truth, while controlling the resources of the world to enrich themselves and their power over people. Truly, this is nothing new, but the spiritual warfare that all mankind must deal with, whether they recognize that warfare or not. (Genesis 19; Revelation 19:1-6; “Ongoing Corruption of Christianity“; “Consenting to Fables of Men“; “Religion, Politics, Power & Financial Corruption“; “Living in an Apostate World“)

“While you were kept by the power of Elohim, being guarded through faith to a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time; wherein you will rejoice forever, not withstanding, at the present time you are pressed a little, by the various trials that have come upon you; so that the proving of your faith, much more precious than perishing gold, but having been proved through fire, may be made manifest to praise and honor and glory at the revelation of Yahshua [Jesus] Messiah;

whom having not seen, yet you love; and in whose faith you rejoice with exceeding joy that cannot be described. And you will receive the reward of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. About which salvation the prophets sought out and searched out, prophesying concerning the grace for you. They searched to find out at what time it would be revealed, and the spirit of Messiah which dwelt in them, testifying beforehand of the sufferings of Messiah, and the glory that would follow.

And everything they were searching for was revealed to them because they did not seek for themselves, but they prophesied the things which concern us; which now has been revealed to you by those having preached the good news to you in the Holy Spirit sent from Heaven; which things the cherubs also desire to look into.” – 1 Peter 1:5-12, HRB

The problem with false teachers and their followers is that they are blind, following after themselves or others that are misled. Yahshua [Jesus] dealt with the same spirit when He rebuked the Pharisees and Sadducees. False teachers ignore the judgment of the Father from the past, refusing to believe that it applies to them. (2 Peter 3:5-7) The judgment of YHWH is being withheld. Why? (“Blind Leading the Blind“; “Learning to Live Outside of Blind Justice“)

“But let not this one thing be hidden from you, beloved, that one day with the Almighty is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. YAHWEH is not negligent concerning His promises, as some count negligence, but is patient toward us, not wishing any to perish, but all to come to repentance.” – 2 Peter 3:8-9, HRB (Psalm 90:4)

repent signRepentance means to turn aside from the sin and ignorance of the past, while seeking and living in the light of YHWH. The body of the Messiah is made complete through personal belief, not because of drivenness or works of the flesh, but because of the sacrifice of the Master Yahshua [Jesus]. No one must become angry over the maturity of someone else. Yet, how often does this happen? Jealousy and envy are not to be the leaven of YHWH’s people because this endangers the lives of all that partake in it. Know that your Heavenly Father has made provision within the body of Messiah and expects everyone to take part with the gifts they have been given and to look after one another as part of their personal ministry within the body of Messiah. Unity with His Word in the Bible is vital. The world doesn’t need more antichrists, spiritual victims that have walked away after their own longings apart from the Word of YHWH. That is why spiritual maturity is so important, in preparation for Day of Judgment and Revealing. Many will be caught unaware, seeking after the concerns of life in a system that will soon be destroyed. (“The Truth of the Apocalypse“; “Seeking a New Spirit“)

“But the day of YAHWEH will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with rushing sound, and the elements shall separate as they burn, and earth and the works in it will be burned up. Now since all these being are about to be dissolved, what sort of person ought you to be in holy behavior and righteousness, looking for and longing for the coming of the Day of YAHWEH, through which the heavens having been set afire will be dissolved; and burning, the elements will melt? But according to His promise, we look for ‘new heavens and a new earth,’ in which righteousness dwells.” – 2 Peter 3:10-13, HRB (Isaiah 65:17)

satan roarsThe devil has vowed to destroy you and everyone that he can. How much worse when many of you don’t believe the Bible regarding the ‘concept’ of Satan.  He is real. If you don’t believe this, you are kidding yourself. Satan and his earthly minions of men and women will not destroy determined, convicted disciples of Messiah that put YHWH first in their personal lives. Satan will seek to confuse and deceive. He is looking to confuse you, to deceive you in any way possible. However, everyone that agrees with and is in covenant with the teaching of the Messiah is not the antichrist or antimessiah, promoting a substitute message that continues to deceive. (1 John 4:1, 4; 1 Peter 5:8-9; “A Mind of Envy and Competition“; “The Reality of the Antichrist“; “The Abomination That Causes Desolation“; “YHWH’s Revolution“)

“By this you know the Spirit of Elohim: Every spirit that confesses that Yahshua [Jesus] Messiah has come in the flesh is of Elohim, and every spirit that does not confess that Yahshua [Jesus] Messiah has come in the flesh is not of Elohim. And this is the spirit of the anti-messiah which you heard is coming, and now is already in the world.” – 1 John 4:2-3, ISR98

satans-fireIt isn’t that everyone that confesses the Messiah is literally of Him, because not everyone that proclaims His title or Name will enter into the Kingdom of Elohim. (Matthew 7:21-23) The key to understanding this is the word ‘homologeo’ which means ‘in covenant with’ or ‘agreement with.’ When you are in agreement with the Messiah, you are not of the antichrist or antimessiah. You are of your Heavenly Father, the elect of the spiritual body of the Messiah. (“What Lifestyle Are You Pursuing?“; “Disciple: Where Do You Place Your Trust?“; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“; “Foundation of Salvation“; “How YHWH Marks His People“)

“Therefore, as chosen ones of Elohim, set-apart and beloved, put on compassion, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, patience, bearing with one another, and forgiving each other if anyone has a complaint against another, indeed, as Messiah forgave you so also should you. But above all these put on love, which is a bond of the perfection. And let the peace of Elohim rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one Body, and be filled with thanks.” – Colossians 3:12-15, ISR98

YHWH's ElectWhen you are part of YHWH’s elect, you aren’t perfect in the way that many see as perfection in this age. Your relationship through Yahshua [Jesus] sanctifies you and perfects you in the eyes of YHWH Elohim. You are an ‘overcomer.’ Through personal trust, you are fully able to finish the work of the Master as He has told you to do, (Matthew 28:18-20) building others up that trust YHWH in spirit, truth and purpose. You are the Kingdom of the Most High. When the corruption of the world rears its head, you can overcome through the power of the Holy Spirit. As you overcome through the power of YHWH through Yahshua [Jesus] and the Holy Spirit, you step on the devil’s head as give your mind and heart to YHWH, the Elohim of Hosts. (John 16:33; Ephesians 4:13-18, 5:27; 1 John 2:13; Revelation 2:3, 22:2) Messiah in you is greater than what is in the world because of the Holy Spirit. He came to heal the broken hearted, to release those bound in captivity. (Luke 4:18; Romans 2:11; Isaiah 61:1-3) You don’t need the kind of hope the world thinks it has. Your trust bears great fruit, fully centered on the sacrifice of your Messiah and the power of the Holy Spirit as He works in you, as you learn to put on the new person and put down the old man of sin and corruption. (Romans 6:6, 8:33-34; Colossians 3:1, 10; Ephesians 4:24; 1 Corinthians 2:14; 2 Corinthians 5:17; “What Does Your Church Teach About Satan the Destroyer?“; “Roots of Salvation“; “Disease & Spiritual Roots; “Divine Health & Prosperity“; “Healing Resources“)

“Because of this, beloved, looking for these things, be diligent, spotless, and without blemish, that you may be found by Him in peace. And consider the long-suffering of our Master as salvation, as also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom given to him; as also in all his epistles, speaking in them concerning these things, in which some things are hard to understand, which those that are ignorant and unstable pervert there meaning, as also they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. Therefore beloved, since you know these things beforehand, guard yourself, lest being led away by the error of the lawless you fall from your own steadfastness. But grow in grace and knowledge of our Master and Savior, Yahshua [Jesus] Messiah and of YAHWEH the Father. To Him be the glory, both now and to the days of eternity…” – 2 Peter 3:14-18, HRB

“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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