Life: Are You Building on Sand?

by John Greene

Dollar Money Currency Economy Paper currency paper notesIt seems that many Christians are alarmed at world events and how these events could affect their lives. Sometimes, you can read the panic. It appears that multitudes are more concerned about losing their perceived rights or freedoms than about forwarding the cause of YHWH’s Kingdom. Realistically, should the idea of losing national freedoms, facing trouble or persecution be unexpected for disciples of the Messiah? (Matthew 5:10-12, 10:23, 13:21-22; John 15:20; Romans 8:35; 2 Timothy 3:10-12; Hebrews 10:33; 1 Peter 4:12-16; Revelation 2:10, 12:6) What is your trust built on? (Matthew 7:24-27)

“So Yahshua [Jesus] answering, said to them, ‘Beware that nobody deceives you because many will come in my authority saying ‘I am anointed.’ so many will be deceived. Also, you should expect to hear of wars and reports of wars. Take note that you aren’t frightened because all must come to pass. Nevertheless, the conclusion is not yet. For nation will rear up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and will be scarcity of food, and plagues, and earthquakes in occupied places. Now all these things begin pains of distress. At that time you will be surrendered to pressure and death. You even will be hated under all nations for My authority. And at that time many will be enticed and will betray one another. For many false prophets will rear up and deceive many, for wickedness will multiply. The love of many will be chilled,  but they that endure to the end, they will be saved. For that good message of the Kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world for a testimony to all nations, and at that time the end will come.’” – Matthew 24:4-14, direct translation

deceive blind leading blindThese opening words are often overlooked:  ‘beware that nobody deceives you because many will come in my authority.’ In this day, the words of Yahshua [Jesus] ring louder than ever. Will they find your heart? The end has been a long time coming as these events have been happening since Yahshua [Jesus] ascended. The disciple that endures to the end will be saved. The good message of YHWH’s Kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world as a testimony to nations. At no time has the world been so full of people and at no time has world communication been more effective. The world is full of the knowledge of man and the knowledge of YHWH. The point that is often missed is that you need to be aware. Which knowledge is of man and which is of YHWH? Are you really listening, and if so, to whom? (Mark 16:15-16; Matthew 6:33; Hosea 4:6; “Blind Leading the Blind“)

Then Yahshua [Jesus] follows with this counsel:

“At that time, if anyone has said to you, ‘Look, in this place or that place is the anointed,’ do not trust them. For that reason false Messiahs and false prophets will rear up, yielding great signs and wonders, so that if possible, the chosen would be deceived. See, I have told you before. Certainly, when they have said to you, ‘Look He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. Look in the private storehouse. Do not trust them. For as the shining light comes out of the east and shines to the west, in this way also will the Son of man be.  For whatever spot the dead bodies are in, there will the eagles  gather.” – Matthew 24:23-28, direct translation

sports fanChristians are not to chase after the advice or counsel of men that seem especially wise, much as an enthusiastic fan might follow after a sports team. The advice of Yahshua [Jesus] has some ‘hidden’ qualities that are worthy of your consideration. The danger to a anyone following after signs and wonders of the world or the fads of popular culture is real. You can easily can fall into a pattern of false worship, idolatry and adoration. Satan substitutes his things, an antichrist (antimessiah) message for the things of YHWH. Satan mimicks YHWH with the idea of misleading and confusing. (John 8:44, 10:10; 1 John 3:8; 2 Corinthians 4:4; 11:14) You will not need to look for the Second Coming, as if you are straining. This will be evident clearly to all that are spiritually awake and ready, just as the sun rises and sets. Your chasing after the things of man will cause you to be part of an abundant global carcass, whether through the putrid vapor of false religion or the deceptions of world leaders and their authority. (Matthew 7:22-25; Romans 5:12) Those that truly operate in YHWH’s Will observing the words of the Messiah will be tested, and many will be protected for a testimony to all those that notice. Consider the prideful Nebuchadnezzar as the Beast is in this day. The Beast desires forced worship at the altar of commerce and statute. The Beast wants you to follow his signs and wonders. All must become listed as corporate property, to give authority to the cause. This prideful Beast is after the hearts of all, through fear and absolute control if necessary. All religions easily become wards of the state under the control of the Beast. The eagle is a symbol of the Roman Empire, which descends into this very day as a global entity, touching every financial affair and governmental policy in this time on a global basis. Wherever you see ruin and manipulation, you find these eagles of authority gathering, clamoring for more control. (Matthew 24:30; Mark 8:35; Revelation 13:16-18; 2 Timothy 3:1-17; 2 Peter 3:3-4; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 1 John 5:19; Acts 2:38, 3:19)

comfort zoneUndoubtedly, multitudes of professed Christians are far too comfortable. Many seem to have buried themselves in the world, fully investing themselves in the success of the world instead of following the example of Yahshua [Jesus] and abiding in the Holy Spirit. Their personal testimony is obscured by materialism, other idolatries and lusts of the flesh. They see these things as normal and acceptable. The corporation has become the darling of the world in every aspect, seeking to control all that take part in man’s system, advertising the good of society, whatever that may be at the moment. The Roman Empire adopted Christianity and made it the lap dog of control. Since then, a hybrid state universal religion of man has tried to dominate the world, bringing about its’ own kingdom using whatever means possible in the name of YHWH’s Kingdom. As a result of this rule, elements of falsehood and deception of all kinds has crept into all professed Christianity. (Luke 13:3; James 1:22; Hebrews 3:13, 11:6; Romans 10:17)

lukewarmMultitudes of Christians in this modern world are lukewarm, attached to the world and all it represents. (Revelation 3:15-17; 2 John 1:9-11) Untold numbers have dismissed the real message of Yahshua for a message of those clamoring after ‘Jesus’ or ‘Christ,’ as a substitute or replacement for the Kingdom of YHWH. They look ‘the church’ for their personal salvation and authority, without taking a knowledgeable interest in scripture themselves. They look to the authority of national leaders for their personal well-being and direction, misunderstanding scriptural admonition that is often attributed to the Apostle Paul. When you consider that the King James Version of the Bible was written to cement the interests of an earthly kingdom, and previously, the interests of the Vatican, the earnest historian can easily see how the Bible has been used as a tool of the state for the benefit of earthly authority. Instead of seeking scriptural truth, multitudes listen to what is placed in front of them with little question. They are deceived where the accurate teaching of the Messiah is concerned. They have mixed truth with a system of idols, the fables of men (Matthew 6:24; Ephesians 5:17; Galatians 6:7-8; Romans 10:10; Isaiah 6:10; “Authority: The Real Meaning of Romans 13“; “The Antichrist & the War on Reality“; “Consenting to Fables of Men“)

hardened heart 1As a result of the international politic of this day, hardened hearts resist the real Word of YHWH, seeing only the abomination that a false Christianity has perpetuated, a gospel of cheap grace that uses deceptive values and world ethics. (Matthew 13:18-23; 1 Peter 5:8; Colossians 3:17; 1 John 1:8-10; 2 Peter 3:9; Hebrews 3:8, 6:4-6; Psalm 119:1-176) Without question, no one can avoid the threshing floor of the Most High, even as disciples of the Messiah are refined through the power of the Holy Spirit. (John 14:14-15, 26, 16:12-15; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 6:19)

“Yahshua answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world: if My kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is My kingdom not from hence [here].’” – John 18:36, WoY

“Yahshua saith unto him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.’” – John 14:6, WoY

sand castle facing wavesFor this reason, disciples of the Messiah must personally seek the truth of scripture, so that abiding in YHWH’s Spirit is possible. (Ephesians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 2:13, 3:16-17, 6:10-11; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Romans 8:26) Beyond getting the Word of Truth out, the world is not the chief concern of Christians. Why? The world is passing away as we know it. (1 John 2:15-17; 1 Corinthians 7:31; Matthew 7:13-14) How much better to build on rock of YHWH instead of constructing sand castles at the beach of mankind’s dreams!

“I call upon you, therefore, brothers, through the compassion of Elohim, to present your bodies a living offering – set-apart, well-pleasing to Elohim – your reasonable worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you prove what is that good and well-pleasing and perfect desire of Elohim.” – Romans 12:1-2, ISR98 (Colossians 3:1, 10; Ephesians 4:24; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Romans 6:6)

What must we say? YHWH’s Word always above all men! (Philippians 2:10-11; James 2:20-24; 1 Corinthians 1:27-30; Isaiah 55:7-8; Ezekiel 18:24-30)

“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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