YHWH First: Your Life Is Your Testimony

by John and Ruth Greene

jesus teaching“But when the Pharisees had heard that He had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, ‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?’ Yahshua said unto him, ‘Thou shalt love Yahweh thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. This is the first and great commandment.’” – Matthew 22:34-38, WoY

When you listen to someone tell you about this Bible passage, the true relevance and importance of what Yahshua [Jesus] proclaimed is easily missed. The truth of how your life fits into what Yahshua [Jesus] said is very telling. YHWH is to be first in the life of anyone that claims the Messiah! In scripture, Yahshua [Jesus] tells listeners that they cannot serve two masters. (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13) He follows with the admonition that disciples must not worry; a phrase that is consistent throughout scripture. (Matthew 6:25-34; Isaiah 41:10)

Living in constant fear is a true sign that you are not properly grounded as a disciple, lacking a ‘sound mind’ of trust in YHWH. (2 Timothy 1:7) When you are full of fear, brotherly love and the attributes of YHWH’s Spirit become crowded out. (Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Romans 12:9-21) Disciples of the Messiah show a spirit of love that mirrors the love of Yahshua [Jesus]. (John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 13:3; Luke 18:22) Disciples of the Messiah must not have a contrary spirit of envy and strife. (Philippians 1:15-17; Psalm 119:98-100) Instead, a disciple of Yahshua [Jesus] must be able to establish priorities and continue in them as evidence of love. (John 14:27; Romans 5:5; 1 Corinthians 13; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 4:17-24, 5:2; 1 John 1:5-9; “YHWH’s Faithful: Victory in Spiritual Battle“; “Pursue Righteousness“; “Strongholds & the Armor of YHWH“)

God First!The words of Yahshua [Jesus] about holding “YHWH first” must stand out in the life of any Christian. We have been shown the life examples of many patriarchs of faith, including how they missed the mark through sin. (Romans 3:23, 5:12; Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42) This is for our benefit. As imperfect people, we often miss the mark of righteousness through inherited sin. The death and sacrifice of Yahshua [Jesus] was the solution, completing disciples in the Father’s eyes. This solution declares the righteousness of disciples, just as personal conduct and obedience declares YHWH’s track of righteousness. How you live your life is your testimony, evidence of your love for YHWH. (Romans 12:1-2, 9-21; 2 Timothy 2:1-4; “What Is Washing By The Word?“; “Understanding Sin“; “Being Set Apart Makes You Aware of Sin“)

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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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