2 Peter 2:18-21
“For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage. 20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Master and Savior Yahshua Ha Meshiach, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. 21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the Kadosh commandment delivered to them.”
I love this scripture; the apostle seemed to be looking down thru the ages to this generation. It seems he could see the condition that plagues this society: a selfish, self-focused and self-indulgent populace. This generation wants to give the Father no time or consideration and expects the Father to be there at his or her beck and call.
The traditional church has thumbed their noses to Almighty Yahveh. There is sin in the church at every turn. The sad thing about it is that too many times the pastors are more interested in their career than the congregation’s salvation. More often, they focus on the consequences of the strong hard message rather the consequences of placation and compromise.
There are the intellectuals that we have to impress with our great swelling words of theology and earthly wisdom. Pastors are taught more psychology, focused on justification for the failures that reign in so many lives. Their focus in far too many cases is on numbers and offering rather than the word of Almighty Yahveh; more interest in the art of pacification rather than the power of deliverance. Continue reading
Rom 1:16-17 for I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Mashiach, for it is the power of Almighty Yahveh to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of Sovereign is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “”The just shall live by faith.”” Paul is making a statement here for the people to understand where he stood and what his convictions were. I am not in the least bit embarrassed by the gospel of Yahshua. The reason I am not embarrassed by the gospel is
that it is not a Greek philosophy having no power to do either good or evil but a manifestation of the will and the power of Almighty Yahveh to save a lost and wayward generation.
The key word in the scripture above is the power of Almighty Yahveh to deliver all who will trust Him to deliver from sin and destruction through Yahshua Mashiach. When we come to Yahveh through Yahshua, we are to be a new creation. We are no longer to be a bottle floating on the water going along with the flow. We are no longer powerless & at the mercy of the enemy who has no power over Yah’s children. Much like the person whose about to be murdered and in his hand is a loaded gun all the power he needs to avoid being murdered is in his hand, but he doesn’t know how to release the safety mechanism. In this situation, he had all the power he needed to save his life and the lives of his family, however due to lack of knowledge he and his family perished.
Hos 4:6 6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your Sovereign, I also will forget your children”. In the case of the man with the gun, he must release the safety and pull the trigger in order to release the power of the gun. He held the power in his hand but did not know how to release the power therefore, he perished needlessly.
Many of the saints today do not understand how to release the power of the gospel. What I hope to do today is to teach you how to load your weapon and to release the safety so you can release the power when needed to protect yourself or your family (brothers and sisters in Yahshua). Every believer that has been washed in the blood of Yahshua has access to the weapons of our warfare. Unlike the carnal weapon we talked about above these weapons are spiritual and much more powerful even to the pulling down of strongholds.
As in carnal weapons, your spiritual weapons must be loaded. Now I am not going to teach you how to load a pistol or a rifle but I am going to teach you how to load the most powerful weapon in the world, the power of Almighty Yahveh by the Ruach HaKadosh. This weapon is mighty to the pulling down all the strongholds that Ha Satan has set up in your life. 2 Cor 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through Almighty Yahveh to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of The Almighty, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Mashiach. This scripture tells you of the importance of bringing every thought into captivity causing it (the thought) to submit to life and teachings of Yahshua. Continue reading
(Eze 14:4 The Scriptures 1998+) “Therefore speak to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus said the Master YHVH, (Yahveh) “Everyone of the house of Yisra’el who sets up his idols in his heart, and puts the stumbling-block of his crookedness before his face, and shall come to the prophet – I YHVH (Yahveh) shall answer him who comes, according to his many idols. A group of elders had come before Ezekiel to seek almighty Yahveh. They were looking for answers that were pleasing to their ears; that would deliver them from their difficulties and comfort them like many of us do today. Never mind the fact that we have a heart that is loaded with transgression, idolatrous attitudes, idolatry in our hearts. You might ask, why are you saying this to the church? “The churches do not have idols in them; they do not bow down to idols”.
I say you are very mistaken; the church as we know it today is full of idols and idolatrous practices. Have you ever been into a Catholic Church? The first thing you see is a statue of the Queen of Heaven that has been renamed and titled the Virgin Mary. They have convinced believers that Almighty Yahveh wants them to bow down and kiss that horrid ugly piece of junk. The sad thing is that they follow the priest instructions and never require an authentication of the practice.
The protestant church is just as bad or worse. They criticize the Catholic Church saying that it is forbidden to bow down to graven images and are in sin. Yet they have a cross right behind the podium. It just happens to be right in front of the alter where people bow down to pray to their Sovereign and I am not questioning to whom they pray. What I am questioning is why they ignore the Fathers command and have the image of something before Him. To make it worse, they do not even have a clue that the cross is the image of Tamuz a false deity. Continue reading
WHERE IS THE FEAR?
There is something missing in the modern traditional church. I am not singling out any particular denomination as I think all have shortcomings. The Word teaches so much about the “fear” of the master yet the modern church refuses to teach it’s members to fear Almighty Yahveh; reckoning that the members will think they worship a mean deity.
I have had people correct me when I talk about the fear of Almighty Yahveh saying, “I don’t serve an angry deity the deity I serve is a loving deity”. I want you to know that I agree with them, we do serve a loving deity. He loved us so much that He rescued us when we had no hope of rescuing ourselves.
We were dead in our sins and doomed to destruction. We had no answers for our dilemma; we were struggling in a cesspool of sin and death. We didn’t even know that we were struggling in sin and death much less knowing the answer to our situation rests is in the Living Sovereign.
We had no fear of Almighty Yahveh because we did not know the consequences of disobedience or the joy of being in obedience to The Almighty through Yahshua HaMashiach. How can you fear something that you know nothing about or that you doubt that existence? The existence of the deity must be a reality to you or the consequences cannot be real to you.
Ps 34:11 “Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of Almighty Yahveh.” I want to try to do what David attempted to do for the children of Israel. I want to try to teach you the benefits of the fear of Almighty Yahveh.
First, there are two categories of fear here. First category is the fear of being without the protection of His Covenant. In which there is great protection. We live in a violent world and the prince of the power of the air is in control of the violent as they are about doing his biding for him. His mission on this earth is to rob, kill and destroy and there is no protection against his purposes except the covenant of Almighty Yahveh. Continue reading
John 17:11-19 NKJVNow I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
I want to examine this Scripture more closely and maybe understand why we do not experience the full impact of the passage. This scripture contains a prayer of Yahshua to Father Yahveh. He declares in this prayer that He has kept all that the Father has given Him. He hasn’t kept them in His own name but Yahshua declared they were kept in The Father’s name. Then Yahshua made a request of The Father “Holy Father keep through Your name those whom you have given me.”
Note in this scripture He gives a reason for His request. He has made the request that they may be one as He is with The Father. This prayer talks about being in agreement spiritually. It also talks about being in The Father’s name but ninety percent of the church does not even use or have a clue to what is His proper name. Continue reading