Recognizing the Counterfeit

by John and Ruth Greene

supreme court united statesToday, counterfeits are commonplace. In this system of commerce, many pay big money for the “real thing,” only to be duped by a large supply of counterfeits that have found their way into the supply chain. Experts have theorized that counterfeits are a $650 billion pillar of global trade. This same thing happens to commerce all over the world today. Cheap Chinese knockoffs even find their way onto the aircraft you ride, which could endanger your safety. The same thing is happening to parts for nuclear plants. If there is a dollar or a benefit to be had, a counterfeit is often a way for someone to make money, regardless of the cost to someone else. The same is true for authority. The power structure of the world has ‘cleverly’ substituted its authority for the authority of the Heavenly Father. (Matthew 7:13-14, 28:18; Acts 5:29; 2 John 1:9; “Authority: The Real Meaning of Romans 13“; “Breaking Strongholds of False Authority“; “Leadership & the Universal Authority of Messiah“; “Disciples of Messiah & the Authority of Man“; “The Power Behind the New World Order“)

Dollar Money Currency Economy Paper currency paper notesWhere Elohim [‘God’, YHWH] is concerned, recognizing a counterfeit requires wisdom, the ability to discern and the ability to make righteous decisions. As his reign in old Israel began, King Solomon was a question mark. He made an alliance with Egypt to protect His kingdom and commenced on a great building project. During this time, there was confusion and unorganized sacrifices, likely even to foreign gods. For a time, he was worshiping apart from the priests, even in his own way. In a dream, he was given the opportunity to choose a personal gift. Solomon expressed that he didn’t know much and that he was as a little child. He didn’t know what to do with the power that he had. He realized that he needed YHWH’s wisdom and a discerning heart. For a time, he followed his Heavenly Father’s advice, becoming known as one of the wisest for a season of time. (1 Kings 3:5-28; Psalm 37:4; 1 Corinthians 2:4-5; Matthew 6:25-33; “Blind to Righteousness“; “Blind Leading the Blind“; “Bible: Wisdom 101“; “Discernment: Having an Ear to Deeper Understanding“; “Disciples & the Occult of the World“; “Christians and the Dumbing Down of Sin“)

“And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a numerous people that cannot be numbered or counted for multitude. Therefore, give to Your servant an understanding heart, to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this, Your great people? And the word was good in the eyes of YAHWEH, that Solomon had asked this thing.” – 1 Kings 3:8-10, HRB

bible-reader-2You can ask Elohim for this same kind of wisdom, and you can be more successful than Solomon, simply by carrying through to the end. (James 1:5) Solomon wanted discernment to carry out his assignment as king. He didn’t ask YHWH to do his work for him, but wanted YHWH to work through him. Your Heavenly Father hasn’t changed. He wants to work through each disciple of Yahshua Messiah [Jesus] today in much the same way. Today, genuine disciples have the Set Apart Spirit [‘Holy Spirit‘] as personal Counselor. Is this something that you would like to have? (John 14:16-17, 26, 16:13; Proverbs 4:7; “Listening to the Holy Spirit“; “Discernment the World Doesn’t Have“; “The Antichrist & the War on Reality“; “Being Set Apart Makes You Aware of Sin“; “Spiritual Growth & Your Eternal Reward“; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“)

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“For YAHWEH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, HRB
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 righteousness. 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]. May it be as you have promised!
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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