Can a Believer Stop Believing?

bible-hug-internetThe key to this question is answered through the words of Yahshua [Jesus].

“And a great crowd coming together and those in each city coming to Him, He spoke through a parable: ‘A sower went out to sow his seed, and as he sowed there were some that fell on the side of the road and was trampled and a bird ate it. And other fell on the rock; and growing, it dried up because of not having moisture. And other fell in the middle of the thorn bushes, and growing up with the thorn bushes, they choked it. And other fell on the good earth, and growing it produced fruit a hundredfold.’ Saying these things, He cried out, ‘The one having ears to hear, let him hear.’ And His disciples questioned Him, saying, ‘What might this parable be?’ And He said, ‘To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of YAHWEH, but to the rest of them it is spoken in parables, that seeing they might not see, and hearing, they might not understand. And this is the parable: The seed is the Word of YAHWEH. And those by the roadside are those who hear, then the Devil comes and takes away the Word from their heart, lest believing they may be saved. And those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the Word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a time, and in time of trial draw back.'” – Luke 8:11-13, HRB; please read Luke 8:4-13

Many that claim to “believe” do not complete their trust in Yahshua [Jesus]. Because of ignorance and the hardness of their heart, they fall away from truth and reject the Holy Spirit [Dedicated, Set Apart Spirit]. These “believers” do not continue to trust in Him or His sacrifice because of trials, persecutions, love of the world, or because of fear. They will not be eternally saved, because they have fallen away, turning away from Elohim [‘God’, YHWH] when they need Him most! (“Do You Live a Lifestyle of Greed?“; “What Lifestyle Are You Pursuing?“; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“; “The Miracle of the New Man“)

“But brother will betray brother to death, and the father his child. And children will rise up against parents and will put them to death. And you will be hated by all on account of My name, but the one enduring to the end shall be saved.” – Matthew 10:21-22, HRB

“Because of this, even as the Holy Spirit says, ‘Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts to provoke Him, as the murmurers did in the day of temptation in the wilderness, there where your fathers tempted Me, even though they saw My works for forty years. Because of this, I was angry with that generation and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart; and they did not know My ways; so I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter into My rest.”

Beware, therefore, my brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart which does not believe, and you will be cutoff from the living Elohim. But search your hearts each day, until the day which is called ‘the day’, that not anyone of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” – Hebrews 3:7-13, HRB

walk-awayA disciple of Messiah can ‘fall away’ from scripture and the truth it contains. A disciple can ‘fall away’ from the Holy Spirit, turning away from righteousness. This is often referred to as backsliding, foretold by the words of our Savior. A heart of unbelief and discouragement is not all that a Christian must avoid. A professed disciple can also be deceived by false and inaccurate teaching. In this case, a professed disciple is not likely to be covered by the sacrifice of Messiah, certain to accompany Satan in the lake of fire. (“Disciple: Renewing the Mind“; “Disciple: Live Your Belief“; “Disciple: Your Basis of Trust“; “Breaking the Strongholds of Egypt and Canaan in Your Heart“; “Doctrine Is What You Do“)

“But the Spirit distinctly says that in latter times some shall fall away from the belief, paying attention to misleading spirits, and teachings of demons,  speaking lies in hypocrisy, having been branded on their own conscience,  forbidding to marry, saying to abstain from foods which Elohim created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. ” – 1 Timothy 4:1-3, ISR98

“Yahshua answered and said to him, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will keep My Word, and My Father shall love him. And We will come to him and will make a dwelling place with him. The one who does not love Me does not keep My Words. And the Word which you hear is not Mine but of the Father who sent Me.'” – John 14:23-24, HRB

Remember that you must make YHWH’s Word in your life, His Truth as your own – in your very own heart and mind. Abide in the Him and be favored! (John 15:1-12; “A Branch of the Vine through Trust“; “Renewing Your Mind“; “Refining Your Heart“; “Holy Spirit 101“)

vineyard-1“I am the Vine and you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, this man will produce plentiful fruit because without me you are not able to do anything.” – John 15:5, HRB

We thank Elohim for the Holy Spirit, the Divine Counselor that He has given to disciples that continue to seek YHWH and Bible truth. (“Seeking a New Spirit“; “The Importance of Practical Repentance“; “Listening to the Holy Spirit“)

“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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