For any wanting what has never been taught in the worldwide religions of mankind, or for those of us willing to accept our own errors through decades or even a lifetime of false beliefs; unknown truth can now be learnt through this website http://assemblyoftrueisrael.com/ that spreads no lies, asks for no money, and proves all things via Hebrew Scripture along with many more in-depth resources that the natural minds of this world will not believe – and reason is because they trust in themselves, or what misled humans teach rather than following these instructions. . .
if you take my words to heart
and treasure my commands within you,
if you pay close attention to wisdom,
and let your mind reach for understanding,
if indeed you call out for insight,
if you ask aloud for understanding,
if you search for wisdom as if it were money
and hunt for it as if it were hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of Yahweh
and you will find the knowledge of Elohim.
Yahweh gives wisdom.
From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Trust Yahweh with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths smooth. Proverbs 2:1-6, 3:5-6 (NOG)
Below is but an example which show some of my own extensive studies/writings which have become nothing more than Biblical truth mixed with near three decades of error that can become very misleading – yet there is much important truth on the reality of our coming downfall as a civilization on the yoke of human rule that has never been for the good of human life on a planet filled with so much wickedness — that a million book library would not hold all of what is true human atrocities upon other humans in countless ways.
EFFORTS FOR SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE
However, when any seeking true knowledge takes this following scripture seriously. . .
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7:13-14 (ESV)
We as human beings do have a choice which is either eternal life within an endless universe, or eternal death making us as if we had never been.
It’s your own decision, not mine or any others to make for you.
First and most important is knowing there is hundreds of millions websites, and hundreds of millions blogs/writings/articles/books covering all subjects in one way or another; so how is it possible for any to know who is right and who is wrong?
None, no, not one of this world through being affiliated in any worldly ways have spiritual understanding or obedience according to scripture not believed nor understood such as Revelation 12:9, Job 15:15-16, Psalms 14:2-3, Isaiah 59:1-4, and much more concerning this world of Israelite – Christianity; and that includes those living by eternal law regarding 7th day Sabbath, Feasts, clean foods, and more according to The Torah being the only way to please YHVH, yet most all still remain walking in unseen darkness via false light as in having no love with deed for others, such as my wife and I living in many of life’s difficulties through these past 10 years — but rather all loving themselves and things of this world which makes knowing YHVH in spirit and truth totally impossible — so says the Holy Bible through scripture with instruction never taught by wolves in sheep’s clothing, or completely ignored by all reading words for their walk in this life..
There is an answer for what is right, but only few will spiritually comprehend its meaning of becoming disassociated with this world – therefore no longer a part while seeking direction from not of this world. . .
“If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you. (John 15:19)
Would you like better understanding of the verse just read?
Because I have never been a church member in my life of 61 years, I am teachable to Yehovah via 27 years of private study – thus my brain circuits have not become corrupted through putting trust in myself nor humankind beliefs which only mislead; and because of that faith, trust, and living this past decade with many hardships through lacking basic need as just regular meals — and being detested by this world of Christianity that offers no help in any way – reason is because they lack fruits as instructed in the Bible. For example – John 13:34, 14:21, Matthew 22:36-40, 25:31-46, Luke 6:36-46, 1 John 3:15-20, 4:7-8, 20-21 — therefore will be thrown into the fires of affliction without mercy as written in John 15:1-6, and when resurrection for judgement comes, they all will be judged as the selfish goats not allowed to be in the millennial kingdom.
I therefore follow this instruction:
“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. If then you have been raised with Yeshua [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Yeshua is, seated at the right hand of Yehovah Elohim. And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Yeshua in Elohim. When Yeshua, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory. (Proverbs 3:5-6, Colossians 3:1-4)
When an entire human race becomes nothing but controlled pawns within our dying civilization, which is also Satan’s Kingdom, all that any know is what their natural mind chooses (1 Corinthians 2:14) according to what has been planted in their thoughts while continually being fed lies, mislead, and themselves feeling secure as knowing all needed; when in truth, every individual of this world being near 7.5 billion have been sucked into the vortex of what is coming as the worst timesoftrouble ever before on this earth, which according to all the signs of the times (Matthew 16:2-3) is almost upon America, and all great nations worldwide bringing much affliction for 3 1/2 years — until the antichrist appears doing great miracles to make all things seem right, with today’s Christianity included, so that he is worshiped by all worldwide as God — only to bring 3 1/2 years great tribulation, death, and destruction everywhere upon earth.
So how can we know exactly where humanity now stands as believers?
“While He was seated on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately and said, Tell us, when will this take place, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end (the completion, the consummation) of the age? Yeshua answered them, Be careful that no one misleads you [deceiving you and leading you into error]. (Matthew 24:3-4)
First of all comes one main fact not believed, and that is because noone on this earth being of this world, including billions of Bible believers, will accept these words of scripture with themselves included. . .
“And the huge dragon was cast down and out—that age-old serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, he who is the seducer (deceiver) of all humanity the world over; he was forced out and down to the earth, and his angels were flung out along with him. Revelation 12:9
If you genuinely want to know Satan’s purpose for his earthy kingdom . . .
If only humankind could remove eyes from themselves, they would first see our world of division, and then what is really happening to civilization worldwide followed with what has been done to rivers, lakes, oceans, soil, air, and even the junkyard in orbit; and when added there is no end to all the atrocities committed against our human race since the beginning, and during these end times comes massive population reduction as part of the plan for the new world order. Study the Georgia Guidestones in the vigilantcitizen link below for unreported breaking news of old most are unaware of.
“For many will come in (on the strength of) My name [appropriating the name which belongs to Me], saying, I am the Yeshua (the Messiah), and they will lead many astray. (verse 5)
What you just read above represents this entire world of false religion known as Christianity that has uncountable different doctrines, spirits, images, beliefs, traditions, wrongly titled names being God and Jesus Christ, and much more having nothing to do with truth; and I have always been just as guilty through using the same names as billions – until Yehovah (YHVH ELOHIM) made clear the importance of knowing not only His personal name, but also Yeshua HaMashiach our world saviour through verses never taught or even discussed in today’s Christianity. Proverbs 30:4, Psalms 9:10, John 17:6, 17:26, and many more when any genuine believer will actually study to show themselves approved. (2 Timothy 2:15)
Below shares some information on proper names – but what is most important is our search with desire to know what all worldly know not — such as loving others through more than meaningless words having no works, not using mistranslated names for our eternal creator Yehovah and Yeshua, keeping all commandments, and thus becoming worthy as firstfruits through obedience for great never ending reward. (Revelation 5:10)
This link. . .
Contains near 200 pages using scripture on just how YHVH views all shepherds, preachers, pastors, ministers, reverends, bishops, prophets, and all religious titles including the Pope along with how He labels congregations worldwide — and truth from the Bible is not pleasing to this world of so-called Christians talking religious talk while not walking their instructed walk as doers of the word, rather than hearers only deceiving themselves.
And know also there is no religious leaders within the buildings of man, falsely called churches, worldwide where Satan dwells that will tell you truth going against them, or why Christians should love others as themselves being the royal law they all ignore. (James 1:22-25, 2:8, 13-26) Also in this reading is how those obedient will gain YHVH’s mercy during affliction.
“Behold, the Lord’s eye is upon those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe], who wait for Him and hope in His mercy and loving-kindness, To deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. Our inner selves wait [earnestly] for the Lord; He is our Help and our Shield. For in Him does our heart rejoice, because we have trusted (relied on and been confident) in His holy name. So then He has mercy on whomever He wills (chooses) and He hardens (makes stubborn and unyielding the heart of) whomever He wills.I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. (Psalms 33:18-21, Romans 9:18, Jeremiah 17:10)
Back to Matthew 24
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place; All this is but the beginning [the early pains] of the birth pangs [of the intolerable anguish]. Then they will hand you over to suffer affliction and tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. (verses 6-9)
This world has always had many wars, conflicts, violence, famine, and much shed blood; however, just as our population has increased, so has human knowledge (Daniel 12:4) for weapons with nuclear, biological, and chemical included for mass extermination – thus leaving this world of wars, rebel violence, drug cartels, human trafficking, slavery, racial hate, genocide, torture, great suffering, famine, drought, earthquakes, and much more disaster — being end time prophecy — accompanied with much evil upon a blinded world of innocent people that have never had any proper rule based on laws of love with peace and unity – rather than what Satan represents being lies, hate, wars, and death.
“And then many will be offended and repelled and will begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred. And many false prophets will rise up and deceive and lead many into error. And the love of the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied lawlessness and iniquity, (verses 10-12)
Because our world civilization has always been more unstable than water, and because all beliefs, religions, and Christianity have never been taught truth on their own coming destiny having no safety, no rapture, and no escape — massive and very extreme suffering is coming upon a human race totally unprepared — therefore, through years of affliction, deception, and mislead, multitudes of Israelite Christians will believe the antichrist has been the cause of all their suffering through strong delusion. . .
“The coming of the [Antichrist, the lawless] one is through the activity of Satan, [attended] with great power [all kinds of counterfeit miracles] and [deceptive] signs and false wonders [all of them lies], and by unlimited seduction to evil and with all the deception of wickedness for those who are perishing, because they did not welcome the love of the truth [of the gospel] so as to be saved [they were spiritually blind, and rejected the truth that would have saved them]. Because of this God will send upon them a misleading influence, [an activity of error and deception] so they will believe the lie, (2 Thessalonians 2:9-11)
Therefore, today’s misled world of Christianity will be among this world’s joy when the witnesses in Revelation have been killed, and lie three and a half days. Read Revelation 11:7-4, and then for a better understanding, this link below to learn who those two witnesses really are.
So what exactly do these following words mean?
But he who endures to the end will be saved. (Verse 13)
Isaiah 6 and Revelation 6 means to endure regardless of circumstance that has taken multitudes by surprise and without warning; and all because this world of shepherds teach not truth as made clear in scripture; therefore even with years of what I study through prayer to deliver — scorpions hear not what YHVH speaks. (Ezekiel 2 KJV)
Those under persecutions and afflictions, holding fast their faith even though it leads to the martyr’s death, – will have earned whatever their position may be within the millennial kingdom according to their fruits. So become wise and know that all Christian Israelite’s must not be led astray by false teachers nor offended by the prevalence of lies, wickedness, immorality, greed, dishonesty, or hate – while through faith retaining their love for YHVH, and understanding why these things must be.
And this good news of the kingdom (the Gospel) will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then will come the end. (Matthew 24:14)
Who will become the teacher preachers spreading news of the coming kingdom worldwide during great tribulation?
Who I am, and all that I do in this temporary life:
https://www.facebook.com/mmsunio My wife Mylene
https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/539/ My Efforts for Spiritual Knowledge
https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/ Contains writings on faith, truth, obedience, end times, human suffering, slavery, and more.
https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble offers a good choice being many [over 250] individual reads on various subjects concerning the major mess America and our entire world civilization is truly in and includes worldwide misled Christianity according to the Bible which has left billions not spiritually prepared for what is soon to become the worst timesoftrouble ever on this planet.
http://vigilantcitizen.com/ – How Powerful This World of Darkness Truly Is
http://www.newworldordernews.com/ – Accurate news on twisted people in every position so true people cannot believe.
http://www.blacklistednews.com/ – Continual reports which reveal just how deranged our human race has become.
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For any and all on this earth being within our 7.5 billion civilization; there is but one truth that remains unknown to all being of this world; therefore only those few chosen and called out of this world can deliver that message of truth none, no, not one earth dweller wants to hear.John 15:19 Psalms 14:2-3 Ezekiel 2 & 3 etc.
Also realize that of all the tags I use, any actually researching all the links used will find relation.
Proverbs 2:5-6 Psalms 32:8 Psalms 91:14
—But people who are evil and ·cheat others [impostors; charlatans] will go from bad to worse. ·They will fool others, but they will also be fooling themselves [L …deceiving and being deceived]. 2 Timothy 3:13 (EXB) — Today’s Shepherds Worldwide Have Been Totally Deceived –– Thus Mislead All Congregations as in billions being blinded through blind charlatans. What does Revelation 12:9 speak that billions refuse to believe, as if being a believer in themselves?
For any and all on this earth being within our 7.5 billion civilization; there is but one truth that remains unknown to all being of this world; therefore only those few chosen and called out of this world can deliver that message of truth none, no, not one earth dweller wants to hear.John 15:19 Psalms 142-3 Ezekiel 2
We all live our daily life within a world filled with nothing but division; therefore the only way for any genuinely wanting truth accompanied with instruction for their life, [believers in the only true Yehovah and Yeshua] must according to scripture look only toward our eternal Father; because those not doing so are led by man and their own human spirit not knowing the things of YHVH: (1 Corinthians 2) and what you just read has great meaning on His sacred name being Yehovah, and Yeshua being the proper name of our Messiah rather than Jesus Christ. In addition what we must seek from above is the Sabbath, what is correct out of uncountable beliefs, pagan holidays, non biblical tithes, eternal salvation, feasts, hell, predestined, and endless subjects for discussion which through our Father will lead to us to unity and love for all.
Also take notice on my spelling of the names above, verses the spelling directly below along with the 2nd most popular name for God being Yahweh; and you just read the 1st being God – so you decide using not just these links, but all that can be found on this most extreme important subject;
Question with Answer – So how is it possible for any to know truth from the links supplied or any? Especially when via Internet there are hundreds of thousands all being different in small ways creating huge mislead for billions?
That is why we can only look to YHVH for spiritual knowledge – and the greatest sadness upon this entire world of Christianity – is their mislead because of so much untaught scripture, and how most all have become without required fruits with their greatest lack being love with deed for others in need making them to covet all their own material items that shall perish; therefore not known by Yeshua, separated from Yehovah; and this truth just read is well verified through much scripture – Christians in no way believe – therefore despise one of YHVH’s few end time messengers while also hating Yehovah through their actions.
Yahushua said that he did not come to destroy the law or the prophets (Matthew 5:17-20).
The dietary food law (does it still apply?) – Know also that to really gain understanding of what is clean, and what is not, requires a very extensive study just as everything about our creator, and what He expects from Israelite Christians.
Are we still required to keep the law?
NOW LETS READ THE WORD THROUGH DEPENDING ON YEHOVAH TO MAKE OUR PATHS STRAIGHT
In Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 God gives us a list of animals that are not to be eaten as food. Included in this list declared “unclean” are some of man’s favorites: swine, shrimp, lobster, crab, catfish, as well as squid, rabbit, squirrel, etc. However, there are several places in the New Testament where God seems to indicate that He has changed His mind on these things:
MARK 7:18 And he said to them, “Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him, 19 because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) (NASU)
ROMANS 14:14 As one who is in the Lord Jesus, I am fully convinced that no food is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean. (NIV)
ACTS 10:10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” 14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” (NIV)
On the surface, it looks pretty clear, doesn’t it? Go ahead and eat what you want, God has given you the green light. But has God really changed his mind? Are these animals listed in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 now OK to eat?
In Malachi 3:6, God declares that He does NOT change. This would seem to indicate the opposite of what’s stated above. In order to determine if God has really changed His position on the issue of clean and unclean foods (considered important enough to be included in the Torah twice), let’s look at the passages above (and a few others) in more detail. You may be surprised at what the Scriptures really say on this topic.
Let’s begin in the seventh chapter of Mark. In order to fully understand Yeshua’s words, we’ll start at the first of the chapter and get the context:
MARK 7:1 Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to him, having come from Jerusalem. 2 Now when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled [koinais], that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault. 3 For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the elders. 4 When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches. 5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?” (NKJV)
This passage is the background context for what Yeshua states afterward. As the Scripture shows, the problem that arose was related to Messiah’s disciples not washing their hands in the traditional way. The reason for this specialized washing was for ceremonial purity, not cleanliness.
The word translated “defiled” in verse 2 is a form of the Greek adjective koinos. Like many words, this word and the related verb koinoo (along with their variations) can be used positively or negatively. In the positive sense, these related words mean “common,” such as in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, where the disciples of Messiah were said to have had “all things in common.” In a negative context, these words are used to contrast the “holy” with that which is “common,” “defiled,” or “profane.” This is the sense in which koinais is used in Mark 7:2.
Yeshua uses the Pharisees’ criticism of his disciples over a non-biblical ritual to launch a scathing attack on their use of human traditions to override the scriptural commandments of God. He then spoke a parable to the crowd to illustrate the true cause of spiritual defilement:
MARK 7:14 When he had called all the multitude to himself, he said to them, “Hear me, everyone, and understand: 15 There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile [koinosai] him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile [koinounta] a man. 16 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!”(NKJV)
As with most parables Yeshua used, this one was not readily understood (Matt. 13:10-15). The disciples asked Yeshua for a further explanation of what he meant:
MARK 7:17 When he had entered a house away from the crowd, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18 So he said to them, “Are you thus without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile [koinosai] him, 19 because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?” 20 And he said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles [koinoi] a man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within and defile [koinoi] a man.” (NKJV)
Yeshua explained to his disciples that those things which go into a man’s body from the outside (such as dirt from unwashed hands) do not keep a man from being holy. Instead, the evil things that come out of a man’s heart and lead him to commit sin are the things that prevent him from being holy.
Now let’s look more closely at verse 19. The New King James Version renders this verse differently than does the New American Standard Bible 1995 update cited at the beginning of this article. The NASU (and most other modern translations) ends Yeshua’s quotation after “eliminated” (ekporeuetai) and sets off the final phrase as an explanatory comment by Mark. According to this interpretation, Yeshua was using the parable to declare all animals to be edible, in contradiction to Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. However, the NKJV considers this entire verse to be the words of Yeshua. Why is there a difference between the two?
[These links below contain much more of what is required for spiritual understanding through not putting trust in man.]
The reason for the differing translations is a ONE letter variation between the Greek manuscript base used by the NKJV translators and the manuscript base used by the translators of other modern versions (such as the NASU). The vast majority of the Greek manuscripts of Mark end verse 19 with the conclusion to Yeshua’s statement being “. . . thus cleansing all foods” (Gr. katharizon panta ta bromata). The “o” in katharizon (καθαριζον, “cleansing”) is the Greek letter omicron (ο). However, a very few Greek manuscripts instead have katharizon (καθαριζων) spelled with the “o” being the Greek letter omega (ω) instead of omicron. The omega changes the word’s gender from neuter to masculine, allowing for the difference in translation.
Without getting into a technical debate regarding Greek grammar or the pros and cons of each manuscript base, the overwhelming textual evidence supports the NKJV rendering of verse 19 over the NASU translation.
Most Greek manuscripts of Mark 7:19 literally read: “Because it does not enter into his heart, but into the stomach, and into the toilet passes, cleansing all foods.” It is clear that Yeshua is not declaring all foods “clean” here, because the cleansing process he refers to is digestion, which ultimately leads to defecation. Yeshua’ point here appears obvious: Breaking God’s law defiles a man, not non-adherence to man-made traditions. This parable has nothing to say about eating unclean animals.
Next, let’s look at the experience of Peter recorded in Acts 10 to see if it supports eating unclean animals. As we did with Mark 7, let’s start at the beginning to get the proper context:
ACTS 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, 2 a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always. 3 About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius!” 4 And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, lord?” So he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God. 5 Now send men to Joppa, and send for Simon whose surname is Peter. 6 He is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea. He will tell you what you must do.” 7 And when the angel who spoke to him had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier from among those who waited on him continually. 8 So when he had explained all these things to them, he sent them to Joppa. (NKJV)
Here we see that Cornelius, a God-fearing Roman centurion, was given a vision of a holy angel. In the vision, the angel told him to send for Simon Peter and have him come to his house in Caesarea. In obedience to the words of the angel, Cornelius sent THREE men (two of his household servants and one of his soldiers) to get Peter. That particular number will be important a little later in the story:
ACTS 10:9 The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. 10 Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance 11 and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. 13 And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” 14 But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common [koinon] or unclean [akatharton].” 15 And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed [ekatharisen] you must not call common [koinou].” 16 This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again. (NKJV)
Notice the situation; Peter went to the rooftop about noon to pray at the same time the three men from Cornelius were drawing near. After he had finished praying, he became very hungry. While those in the house were preparing the noon meal, Peter (still on the roof) fell into a trance and had a vision. In this vision, he saw a sheet being let down from above with all kinds of animals in it, both clean and unclean.
When a supernatural voice told him to rise, kill and eat, Peter responded the way any good Torah-observant Jew of the 1st century would have. He refused, saying that he had NEVER eaten anything “common” (koinon) or “unclean” (akatharton). That statement by itself is interesting, considering that it had probably been at least ten years since the resurrection of Messiah at that time. Clearly, Peter did not take Yeshua’s words recorded in Mark 7 (examined above) to mean that any animal could legally be eaten.
Why did Peter differentiate between “common” (“defiled”) and “unclean” in his reply? The Greek word akatharton specifically refers to those animals prohibited from being eaten in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14, as an examination of the Greek Septuagint translation of the Old Testament clearly shows. But “common” referred to a different group of animals altogether. Only clean animals designated as food sources in the Torah could become “common” or “defiled” in such a way that they became inedible.
Peter was saying here that he had never eaten any “unclean” animals or any clean animals that had been “defiled” ceremonially. The angel’s answer to Peter is interesting; it conclusively shows that food is not the subject of this vision at all. The angel told Peter not to call “common” that which God had cleansed (ekatharisen). There is no mention of the “unclean” here at all by the angel. This statement was repeated three times before the vision ended.
ACTS 10:17 Now while Peter wondered within himself what this vision which he had seen meant, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate. 18 And they called and asked whether Simon, whose surname was Peter, was lodging there. 19 While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are seeking you. 20 Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them.” (NKJV)
Notice that Peter did not immediately understand the vision. As he sat on the roof contemplating what the vision meant, the three men from Cornelius arrived. God’s Spirit let Peter know that he was to go down and go with the men. At this point Peter likely began to understand the vision and the reason that the angel had repeated his message three times (once for each of the Gentiles sent by Cornelius to fetch him):
ACTS 10:21 Then Peter went down to the men who had been sent to him from Cornelius, and said, “Yes, I am he whom you seek. For what reason have you come?” 22 And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.” 23 Then he invited them in and lodged them. On the next day Peter went away with them, and some brethren from Joppa accompanied him. 24 And the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I myself am also a man.” 27 And as he talked with him, he went in and found many who had come together. 28 Then he said to them, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man COMMON [koinon] or UNCLEAN [akatharton]. 29 Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. . . .” (NKJV)
By the time Peter arrived at Cornelius’ house, he fully understood the purpose of the vision given to him on the rooftop. It was not meant to allow the consumption of prohibited animals as food, but rather it was designed to show Peter (and the rest of the messianic Jews) that God was now calling people that they considered to be defiled into His family. No longer could the messianic Jews justify not keeping company with or going to a Gentile (a tenet of the oral law, not the written Torah). Instead, God showed Peter (and through him the rest of the messianic Jews) that he must accept these people as part of His chosen nation Israel.
Peter was told by the angel in Acts 10:15 that what God had cleansed (ekatharisen) he was not to call “defiled.” A review of the usage of the Greek root word katharizo (“cleanse”) in the Gospels illustrates the point God was making more fully. This word and its variants are used several times to describe the cleansing of leprosy by Yeshua and his disciples (Matt. 8:2-3; 10:8; 11:5; Mark 1:40-42; Luke 4:27; 5:12-13; 7:22; 17:12-19). Just as Yeshua physically cleansed many lepers of their disease, God was showing Peter that He was spiritually cleansing the Gentiles of their impurities (Acts 15:9; Eph. 5:26; Titus 2:14; Heb. 9:14, 22-23; I John 1:7-9) through the blood of Messiah. When properly understood, this passage of Scripture has absolutely nothing to say about the consumption of unclean animals.
Now let’s look at Romans 14 in detail. In his letter to the Romans, Paul is addressing a congregation composed of both Jews and Gentiles. Although Paul had never been to Rome to meet with the assembly there (Rom. 1:10-15), he had apparently heard of some problems between the two factions which motivated him to write them. His letter to the Romans is a compilation of instructions and explanations to help these two groups coexist as one unified body.
The entire chapter deals with food customs that were dividing the Roman congregation. From the beginning of Romans 14 to the end, food and drink are mentioned 16 times. There were two specific problems related to eating and drinking that Paul addresses in this chapter:
(1) WHAT to eat or not eat, and
(2) WHEN to eat or not eat.
Both of these issues are introduced by Paul in this chapter, along with his solutions to the difficulties they were causing the Roman assembly.
The first problem is mentioned by Paul in Romans 14:2:
ROMANS 14:1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. 2 One man’s faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 3 The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him. 4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. (NIV)
Paul begins this chapter by telling the Romans not to pass judgment on one another in regards to differences of opinion. He then defines one of the areas where the Roman believers were judging each other (eating meat versus eating only vegetables).
Why would this issue present a problem for the Roman congregation? Romans 14:14 holds the key to answering that question:
ROMANS 14:14 I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean [koinon] of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean [koinon], to him it is unclean [koinon]. (NKJV)
The underlying Greek word translated “unclean” is koinon. As it is in the passages we’ve already looked at from Mark 7 and Acts 10, this word would be better translated “common” or “defiled.”
Verse 14, when translated properly, should read: “I know and am convinced by the Lord Yeshua that there is nothing defiled of itself; but to him who considers anything to be defiled, to him it is defiled.”
This verse is really the key to understanding why some in the Roman assembly would not eat meat. There were those in the congregation that considered the meat sold in the meat markets to be ceremonially “defiled” (koinon).
But what was it that caused some in the Roman congregation to view the meat this way? The most likely reason was that they assumed most of the meat sold in the local market was defiled because it had been offered in sacrifice to idols.
Paul had addressed a similar situation which arose in Corinth (I Cor. 10:18-28). His answer to the Corinthians’ concerns over this issue was that they should eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience about whether the meat had been sacrificed to an idol (I Cor. 10:25). But if they knew for certain that meat had been sacrificed to an idol, they were to avoid eating it (I Cor. 10:28).
Paul’s advice to the Romans was very comparable. He said he was convinced that nothing was defiled of itself. In other words, he told the Roman believers not to automatically assume that meat sold in the marketplace had been sacrificed to idols. However, he went on, if someone in the congregation could not in good conscience eat such meat (because they could not be certain it had not been sacrificed to an idol), then to him it was defiled and he shouldn’t eat it.
Obviously, Romans 14:14 has nothing to do with eating unclean meats.
In Romans 14:5, Paul addresses the second “eating” problem:
ROMANS 14:5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. (NKJV)
What is Paul talking about here? In the first problem, he clearly explains the dispute. But here, the problem is not quite as evident. In verse 6, Paul mentions “he who eats” and contrasts him with “he who does not eat.”
The second area of contention over eating in the Roman assembly was a question about when it was proper (or expected) that congregation members would fast. It is in this context that Paul speaks of “one who esteems one day above another” (Rom. 14:5).
The very issue of setting aside particular days for fasting was a contentious one in the early church. The Didache (also known as The Teaching of The Twelve Apostles), written sometime between 80-150 A.D., addresses this exact controversy:
DIDACHE 8:1 Be careful not to schedule your fasts at the times when the hypocrites fast. They fast on the second (Monday) and fifth (Thursday) day of the week, therefore make your fast on the fourth (Wednesday) day and the Preparation day (Friday, the day of preparation for the Sabbath-Saturday). (The Didache, 1998 translation by Ivan Lewis)
“The hypocrites” mentioned here is a reference to the Pharisees. The author of The Didache urged believers in Yeshua to fast on days other than those chosen by the Pharisees. In agreement with The Didache, the Mishnah indicates in tract Taanit that the Pharisees fasted on Monday and Thursday. This is also alluded to in Luke’s Gospel:
LUKE 18:11 “The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men – extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ (NKJV)
Paul’s point in this passage (Rom. 14:5-6) is that no particular days of the week had been sanctioned by God for fasting. Those who chose to fast regularly on days such as Monday and Thursday (or Wednesday and Friday) would be accepted if they did it to honor God. Likewise, those who didn’t view any particular day as mandatory for fasting would be accepted if they ate in the proper spirit and gave thanks to God.
Paul goes on in the rest of chapter 14 to urge the believers in Rome not to judge one another and not to cause their brethren to stumble in these matters. Paul succinctly sums up both problems in the final verse of chapter 14:
ROMANS 14:23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin. (NKJV)
From our examination of the Scriptures, it is clear that God did not nullify Leviticus 11 or Deuteronomy 14 in Mark 7, Acts 10, and Romans 14. But there is one other Scripture that appears to show that any animal may now be eaten by believers:
I TIMOTHY 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; 5 for it is SANCTIFIED [hagiazetai] by the word of God and prayer. (NKJV)
This passage by Paul appears very plainly to show that every creature on earth is now edible. However, one very important limiting factor is usually overlooked by those who use this passage to teach that doctrine.
Paul tells us that “every creature of God is good,” and is not “to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving” (I Tim. 4:4). But he qualifies that statement in verse 5 by saying that these creatures are “sanctified by the word of God” (I Tim. 4:5).
The Greek word translated “sanctified” in verse 5 is hagiazetai; it literally means “set apart.” What creatures of God have been “set apart” by the word of God for use as food? Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 conclusively list those creatures of God which are to be eaten and the ones which are not to be eaten. Instead of contradicting the Torah‘s prohibition on eating unclean animals, Paul is actually supporting it in this Scripture.
Nowhere in the New Testament can it be found where all foods are conclusively declared clean and fit for human consumption. But is there a passage of Scripture that shows that this prohibition will remain in force past the time of Messiah’s first coming? Yes, there is!
In the final chapter of the book of Isaiah, we find a prophecy which speaks of the return of Messiah to pour out God’s anger, fury and wrath on those who rebel against Him. A description of some of the identifying activities of this group is revealing:
ISAIAH 66:15 For behold, the LORD will come with fire and with His chariots, like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. 16 For by fire and by His sword the LORD will judge all flesh; and the slain of the LORD shall be many. 17 “Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves, to go to the gardens after an idol in the midst, eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse, shall be consumed together,” says the LORD. 18 For I know their works and their thoughts. It shall be that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and see My glory. (NKJV)
God does not change. The prohibition He placed on which animals His people can use for food still exists. As the prophecy from Isaiah 66 shows, those who do not acknowledge these commands will be among those God pours His anger out upon at the time of the Messiah’s return. Don’t be counted among this rebellious group destined for punishment.
Bryan T. Huie
December 1, 2000 Revised: April 7, 2009
Now, I have one verse not mentioned, and what has been spoken by Yeshua makes all food eatable; also know that these words are directed at the sealed 144,000.
Yeshua told the original 12 disciples what would happen to them during their preaching of the gospel of the kingdom of God. Yet his words also apply to what the 144,000 should expect as they go out into the world to preach the age-ending coming of the kingdom.
Yeshua’s comment that “he who endures to the end will be saved” (Matt. 10:22) is evidence that these words also pertain to the witnesses at the end of the age. This same statement was repeated by Yeshua just before his crucifixion. In response to the question his disciples posed regarding “the sign of his coming and of the end of the age” (Matt. 24:3), Yeshua said:
MATTHEW 24:9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (NKJV)
Clearly the Messiah was not speaking solely to the 12 disciples here. They did not take the gospel of the kingdom into all nations as a witness, and the end of the age and his return did not come during their days. Therefore, we know that these words were also intended for a later group of witnesses.
Luke’s account shows that a second antetypical group was sent forth after the original 12, with similar instructions:
LUKE 10:1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you. 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. 8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. 9 Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ ” (ESV)
Taken from The Two Witnesses – https://ttimesoftrouble.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/the-two-witnesses-of-revelation-2/
More Luke 10:8 from other versions;
After searching the many English versions in Bible Gateway (used because its all free) they all speak the same as in accept or eat whatever is given. So you tell me why those sealed, given great power, and the end time mission of spreading the good news of the Kingdom of Yehovah God ruled by Yeshua and His chosen firstfruits can eat unclean foods? Revelation 5:10, etc.
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Then the disciples came to Him and asked, “Why do you speak to the crowds in parables?” Jesus replied to them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. For whoever has [spiritual wisdom because he is receptive to God’s word], to him more will be given, and he will be richly and abundantly supplied; but whoever does not have [spiritual wisdom because he has devalued God’s word], even what he has will be taken away from him. This is the reason I speak to the crowds in parables: because while [having the power of] seeing they do not see, and while [having the power of] hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand and grasp [spiritual things]. In them the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says,
‘You will hear and keep on hearing, but never understand;
And you will look and keep on looking, but never comprehend;
For this nation’s heart has grown hard,
And with their ears they hardly hear,
And they have [tightly] closed their eyes,
Otherwise they would see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart, and turn [to Me]
And I would heal them [spiritually].’ Matthew 13:10-15 (AMP)
Following are words this world of Christianity, through actions, really has no understanding of;
“If the world hates you [and it does], know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you belonged to the world, the world would love [you as] its own and would treat you with affection. But you are not of the world [you no longer belong to it], but I have chosen you out of the world. And because of this the world hates you. Remember [and continue to remember] that I told you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But they will do all these [hurtful] things to you for My name’s sake [because you bear My name and are identified with Me], for they do not know the One who sent Me. John 15:18-21
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Meaning of how Christian’s Hate Yeshua Messiah and Yehovah God the Father
This series of scriptures will highlight the world’s danger to us. The apostle James writes: “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God”
Do not all worldly Christians look only to themselves through material wants and desires while doing no deed for others, which our Father sees?
(James 4:4). This epistle is written to a Christian congregation. Even as the Old Testament shows Israel to be a spiritual adulteress to God through the people’s disobedience following the making of the Old Covenant, so are Christians—as part of the bride of Christ, having made the New Covenant—spiritual adulterers when they unfaithfully disobey.
James is not saying these people are lost. He is warning them that they are heading in that direction because they were backsliding, having already been unfaithful. The unstated, yet clear cause of their being drawn back is the world, as if it were the seductive temptress of Proverbs 7.
James’ counsel is that we cannot straddle the fence between YHVH and the world. He is expounding the “no man can serve two masters” principle. These two relationships—YHVH God and the world—frame a black-and-white issue; this war has no neutral zone. A person cannot pursue his self-centered, selfish worldly ambitions and still remain loyal to Yehovah.
The apostle uses the word philos, indicating something dear, which the New King James Version translates as “friend.” He is stressing an affectionate, emotional attachment. Interestingly, The New Testament in Modern English by J.B. Phillips (1959) renders the warning as, “You are like unfaithful wives, flirting with the glamour of this world, and never realizing that to be the world’s lover means becoming the enemy of God!” Seen this way, James describes them as silly, immature children, thoughtlessly gambling away their futures in the Kingdom of God.
I John 2:15 adds a refinement to James’ warning: “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” The Greek word translated as “love” is agapao, which suggests a reasoned, determined love. Thus, John’s counsel stresses willfulness rather than mere affectionate attachment. In comparison, one could even describe philos as an unbidden “puppy love,” but agapao—never.
John is saying that we should not have intimate fellowship combined with loyal devotion to the world. Our relationship to it must be a more distant, hands-off one. We certainly must live and do business within it, but we have to fight to keep it from becoming the focus of our way of life. The spiritual reality is that, as we might say today, “The world stands ready to eat us alive.” It chews Christians up and spits them out. If permitted, it can trash spiritual realities that may once have been cherished hopes and dreams.
Galatians 6:14 provides another guiding principle to hold dear: “But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” This is an example of Paul’s spiritual outlook and maturity regarding his relationship with the world. As far as any relationship between him and the world is concerned, the world is dead and crucified, and so is he to it. It is vivid imagery. How much willful devotion can a person have in a relationship going nowhere because both parties are “dead” to each other with what follows adding more factual truth Christians seem to ignore.
Faith and Works
What is the benefit, my fellow believers, if someone claims to have faith but has no [good] works [as evidence]? Can that [kind of] faith save him? [No, a mere claim of faith is not sufficient—genuine faith produces good works.] If a brother or sister is without [adequate] clothing and lacks [enough] food for each day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace [with my blessing], [keep] warm and feed yourselves,” but he does not give them the necessities for the body, what good does that do? So too, faith, if it does not have works [to back it up], is by itself dead [inoperative and ineffective].
But someone may say, “You [claim to] have faith and I have [good] works; show me your [alleged] faith without the works [if you can], and I will show you my faith by my works [that is, by what I do].” You believe that God is one; you do well [to believe that]. The demons also believe [that], and shudder and bristle [in awe-filled terror—they have seen His wrath]! But are you willing to recognize, you foolish [spiritually shallow] person, that faith without [good] works is useless? Was our father Abraham not [shown to be] justified by works [of obedience which expressed his faith] when he offered Isaac his son on the altar [as a sacrifice to God]? You see that [his] faith was working together with his works, and as a result of the works, his faith was completed [reaching its maturity when he expressed his faith through obedience]. And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and this [faith] was credited to him [by God] as righteousness and as conformity to His will,” and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man (believer) is justified by works and not by faith alone [that is, by acts of obedience a born-again believer reveals his faith]. In the same way, was Rahab the prostitute not justified by works too, when she received the [Hebrew] spies as guests and protected them, and sent them away [to escape] by a different route? For just as the [human] body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works [of obedience] is also dead. James 2:14-26
This is the fruit of the carnal mind having their persistently disobedient attitude.
“Now the mind of the flesh is death [both now and forever—because it pursues sin]; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace [the spiritual well-being that comes from walking with God—both now and forever]; the mind of the flesh [with its sinful pursuits] is actively hostile to God. It does not submit itself to God’s law, since it cannot, and those who are in the flesh [living a life that caters to sinful appetites and impulses] cannot please God.
However, you are not [living] in the flesh [controlled by the sinful nature] but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God lives in you [directing and guiding you]. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him [and is not a child of God]. Romans 8:6-9 (AMP)
The whole worldly system is anti-God. Even though the Christian world patronizes Him, in reality, it hates Jesus Christ, and therefore it hates those who truly follow Him just as I have been experiencing through these past nine years. There is a simple reason why this continual reality exists.
Paul had renounced the whole worldly system. It no longer had any appeal to him; he was, in effect, dead in relation to it. [Disassociated] However, the world’s pressure never ends, which Paul notes in Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world.” The Greek more correctly reads, “Stop allowing yourself to be fashioned to the pattern of this age,” or as the J.B. Phillips translation puts it, “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold.”
This is the danger we face when we allow the world to become too important. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. The world subtly but inexorably manipulates us into conformity with its thinking, its value systems, and therefore its attitudes and conduct. If we are alert and truly guarding against an invasion of worldly attitudes and practices, we will soon be able to notice when others relapse into following the course of the world; and who might that be?
“Behold, God puts no trust in His holy ones (angels);
Indeed, the heavens are not pure in His sight—
How much less [pure and clean is] the one who is repulsive and corrupt,
Man, who drinks unrighteousness and injustice [worldly ways] like water! Job 15:15-16
“The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the children of men
To see if there are any who understand (act wisely),
Who [truly] seek after God, [longing for His wisdom and guidance].
They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt;
There is no one who does good, not even one. Psalms 14:2-3
The persistent influence of the world is a reality because Satan, the god of this world, is its driving force (2 Corinthians 4:4). The world is Satan’s medium, through which he broadcasts his propaganda and disinformation. By confusing people about what to believe, he intends to manipulate humanity. Satan’s pitch to mankind is aimed directly at exciting human nature’s self-indulgent cravings, and he is very good at all he does through being the father of lies all worldly people believe, love, follow and worship in their own unknown ways.
Due to this Satanic effort, even though we are converted, we are apt to become misinformed, lackadaisical, disinterested, and discouraged. We must be aware of it and absolutely resist it. The apostles’ advice about avoiding intimacy with the world is a form of the proverb, “Evil company corrupts good habits” (1 Corinthians 15:33). Friendship with the world corrupts, and sadly my brothers and sisters worldwide, has not selfish ways made all friends with this world?
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There is a purpose for all things through those chosen and called out of this world that all natural worldly minds cannot spiritually grasp. John 15:19 1 Corinthians 2:14
It’s because through faith, there is a purpose for all things.
“We are assured and know that [YHVH being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love YHVH and are called according to [His] design and purpose. Romans 8:28 (AMPC) with God’s name restored.
Through faith, those called and chosen know that they cannot direct their own steps.
“O Lord [pleads Jeremiah in the name of the people], I know that [the determination of] the way of a man is not in himself; it is not in man [even in a strong man or in a man at his best] to direct his [own] steps. Jeremiah 10:23
Through faith, those chosen continually look to the Father for making their path in this life straight according to His will, and never their own.
“In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Proverbs 3:6
Through faith, we know to put no trust in humankind because Satan and his ministers scattered worldwide mislead while selling lies for tithes being un biblical.
Through faith is knowing this entire world has been misled, deceived, snared, tricked, and beguiled leaving none, no, not one pleasing in the sight of YHVH.
“And the huge dragon was cast down and out—that age-old serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, he who is the seducer (deceiver) of all humanity the world over; he was forced out and down to the earth, and his angels were flung out along with him.
“The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any who understood, dealt wisely, and sought after God, inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him [of vital necessity]. They are all gone aside, they have all together become filthy; there is none that does good or right, no, not one. Revelation 12:9, Psalms 14:2-3
Is not scripture true when spiritually sought? Is not the near 7.5 billion living and thinking in worldly ways the children of men? Has not Satan deceived this entire world?
Therefore, through faith, these words of scripture become clearly understood, and taken very personally. . .
“If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you. John 15:19
Through faith is seen this entire human race in a division led by their own way which seems right and can be told nothing different from whatever their own human spirit leads; thus keeping them of this world, and despising any not like them while lacking the fruits of loving others as they love themselves.
“There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death. Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25
Through faith, we know that the church, being a building has absolutely nothing to do with the Greek word ekklesia which means a calling out, therefore it was wrongly translated leaving all church buildings worldwide as an illusion filled with mislead, and where Satan dwells.
Through faith, we know that the name of God and Jesus Christ are more manmade titles having nothing to do with whom they really are being Yehovah Elohim and Yeshua HaMashiach.
Through faith, we also know that through world division, pride, and all the ways which seem right to humans — very, very, few will agree with anything written or spoken differently from their own thoughts; and reason is because any not chosen and called out of this world through disassociation, know only their self.
1 Samuel 2:8
Think of what I share like this; what if your life for a decade never brought you any happiness even though you believed, prayed, endured, and waited for anything better than the life you had?
How would you feel through years and years experiencing this world of Christianity showing zero love with compassion for others in need when it a commandment?
What could possibly be any more clear than these following words of scripture Christians totally ignore?
“I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another. John 13:34 (AMPC)
“The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.] John 14:21 (AMPC)
“Anyone who hates (abominates, detests) his brother [in Christ] is [at heart] a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding ([a]persevering) within him. By this we come to know (progressively to recognize, to perceive, to understand) the [essential] love: that He laid down His [own] life for us; and we ought to lay [our] lives down for [those who are our] brothers [[b]in Him]. But if anyone has this world’s goods (resources for sustaining life) and sees his brother and fellow believer in need, yet closes his heart of compassion against him, how can the love of God live and remain in him? Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity). 1 John 3:15-18
“Teacher, which [a]kind of commandment is great and important (the principal kind) in the Law? [Some commandments are light—which are heavy?] And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect). This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself. These two commandments [b]sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 22:36-40
“But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror; For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like. But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience). James 1:22-25
“Listen, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and in their position as believers and to inherit the kingdom which He has promised to those who love Him? If indeed you [really] fulfill the royal Law in accordance with the Scripture, You shall love your neighbor as [you love] yourself, you do well. So speak and so act as [people should] who are to be judged under the law of liberty [the moral instruction given by Christ, especially about love]. For to him who has shown no mercy the judgment [will be] merciless, but mercy [full of glad confidence] exults victoriously over judgment. What is the use (profit), my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no [good] works [to show for it]? Can [such] faith save [his soul]? If a brother or sister is poorly clad and lacks food for each day, And one of you says to him, Good-bye! Keep [yourself] warm and well fed, without giving him the necessities for the body, what good does that do? So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead). James 2:5, 8, 12-17
1 Samuel 2:8
The meaning of the verse just read has absolutely nothing to do with today’s worldly riches, but rather speaks of an earned position within His eternal government. Isaiah 9:6-7, Revelation 5:10, ect.
My wife and I have been without funds and have no food, so we pray as always and also ask Yehovah how much longer until we find just one genuine believer being as a doer of what you command rather than a hearer only, and continue our wait for our most simple needs.
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Because the god of this world only hates love, kindness, truth, compassion, empathy, and everything to do with righteousness; therefore being the misleading spirit of evil as the prince and power of the air, he injects selfishness and mislead into all minds which nullifies this world of Christianity from even knowing the creator they worship in words without deed, because Father Elohim [God] is love. Read again 1 John 3:17-18 while knowing there are many verses that accompany being a commandment. For any wanting deep spiritual truth, this read below offers much.
So our faith has become a decade of patience through knowing YHVH has been shaping and molding us for use in these end times according to His will; therefore through faith, no matter what life’s circumstance comes upon us — without choice we just accept our life as it is, and that is because those with faith through endurance and self-sacrifice of life’s basic needs, are those who which pleases our Father — therefore know their destiny.
Do you love our creator? How much? Enough to do be as sheep rather than the goats in Matthew 25:31-46? Ever wonder where and how the judgment will come upon all the goats worldwide?
Enough to be as sheep rather than the goats in Matthew 25:31-46? Ever wonder where and how the judgment will come upon all the goats worldwide?
Enough to bear fruits through obedience? Luke 6:43-46
Enough to not be cast into the coming fire of affliction? John 15:1-6
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Our actions are the manifestation of what is on the inside of us, which means that our way of doing all things reveal what is true about us: what we believe, who we serve, and who we love.
If we say that we believe in something, our actions can contradict us to reveal what we truly believe. If we say that we love someone more than ourselves, our actions will reveal if it is true. What we do shows who we really serve, who we love the most, and what we really think.
Our Actions Reveal the Truth:
What We Truly Believe
James says, “So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith and I have works.’ Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith.” (James 2:17-18; also see James 2:26)
In the context of Titus 1:16, Paul is speaking of false teachers when he says, “They profess to know God, but they deny him by their actions.” These people likely had themselves convinced that they did know God, but by their actions they denied him. Paul is claiming that their actions revealed the truth.
Paul was also someone who thought he was serving God when he initially persecuted Christians, but his actions were actually opposing God.
“[Paul] asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ The reply came, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.'” (Acts 9:5) Jesus explains in John 16:2, “Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship to God.”
These people will think they know God and are serving him, but in reality they are opposing God with their actions.
Realizing that our actions reveal the truth about what we truly believe is essential to understanding faith and repentance.
Jesus says, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?’ Then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.'” (Matthew 7:21-23)
Jesus himself makes it clear that our actions reveal what we truly believe. Jesus claims that the only people who will be saved are those who obey God’s will. There are people who will say “Lord, Lord,” but their evil actions mark them as “evildoers” and reveal that Jesus is not their lord.
They may think they believe in Jesus Christ, but their actions reveal that they do not really believe in him or really know him.
Our Actions Reveal the Truth:
Who We Really Serve
According to Jesus, “No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” (Luke 16:13; Matthew 6:24)
Jesus speaks specifically of God and wealth, but because the Foundation of All Sin is Selfishness, we are really either serving God or ourselves.
James explains that, “No one, when tempted, should say, ‘I am being tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil and he himself tempts no one. But one is tempted by one’s own desire, being lured and enticed by it; then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.” (James 1:13-15)
It is serving ourselves and being “tempted by one’s own desire” that causes us to sin and disobey God.
Paul explains in Romans 6:15-18 that we are either a slave to sin or slaves to righteousness:
“What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.”
Paul compares sin to righteousness, explaining that we “are slaves of the one whom you obey.” As Paul explains earlier in Romans 2:8, we are obeying either ourselves or God, “for those who are self-seeking and who obey not the truth but wickedness, there will be wrath and fury.”
John also makes it clear that the separation between the righteous and unrighteous is by what they do. Our actions reveal the truth about who we serve.
“Little children, let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. Everyone who commits sin is a child of the devil…The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way: all who do not do what is right are not from God, nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters.” (1 John 3:7-10)
Jesus Christ modeled obeying God over ourselves, as Paul explains in Philippians 2:8, “he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross.”
When Jesus was about to be crucified, he is recorded as saying to the Father, “not what I want but what you want.” (Matthew 26:39) Jesus’ actions reveal the truth about who he served: God, not himself.
Our Actions Reveal the Truth:
Who We Truly Love
John explains in 1 John 5:3-4, “For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world.”
If we fail to obey God’s commandments, then we reveal that we do not love God. If we love God above ourselves, then of course his commandments would not be burdensome, because we obey the one we love.
As Jesus says, “for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other.” (Luke 16:13; Matthew 6:24)
The two greatest commandments are to love God above all and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-40; Luke 10:27).
This is a commandment to change the hierarchy of our love: replacing loving ourselves first for loving God first, with ourselves and others as a tie for second.
If we sin, it reveals that we love ourselves more than God, since sin is a self-seeking act (James 1:13-15). If our sin is something that could hurt someone else (adultery, murder, stealing, etc.), then it also means that we love ourselves more than that person. Otherwise, if you loved that person more than yourself (or even the same), then you would not be able to commit that sin.
When God first gave his commandments in the Old Testament, it is explained, “You shall not act as we are acting here today, all of us according to our own desires…”(Deuteronomy 12:8)
Also written is, “… observe this entire commandment that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God and walking always in his ways…” (Deuteronomy 19:9)
Loving God first is what causes us to obey him, because disobeying him happens when we love ourselves first. Sin (disobedience to God) is a self-seeking act (Romans 2:8; James 1:13-15).
Therefore, our actions reveal the truth about who we love: ourselves or God.
When Jesus speaks of salvation, he makes it clear that denying ourselves in favor of Jesus is absolutely necessary, “and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:38)
“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.'” (Matthew 16:24) Jesus bluntly says that if we do not deny ourselves and love him first, then we are not worthy of him.
Whether or not we deny ourselves reveals whether or not we love Jesus first, because the idea of denying ourselves means that we are placing the ‘love of ourselves’ below our ‘love for Jesus Christ.’
John explains in 1 John 2:3-6, “Now by this we may be sure that we know him, if we obey his commandments. Whoever says, ‘I have come to know him,’ but does not obey his commandments, is a liar, and in such a person the truth does not exist; but whoever obeys his word, truly in this person the love of God has reached perfection. By this we may be sure that we are in him: whoever says, ‘I abide in him,’ ought to walk just as he walked.”
When John speaks of obeying God’s commandments, he clears up any confusion there might be by saying “whoever says, ‘I abide in him,’ ought to walk just as he walked.”
In such a person who lives as Jesus modeled for us by obeying God, “in this person the love of God has reached perfection.”
Returning to what John says in 1 John 5, he continues by saying, “And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. Who is it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:4-5)
Rephrasing what John says in 1 John 5:3-5: believing in Jesus Christ is the faith that gives victory because then we are born of God and able to obey his commandments, which is the love of God.
According to these verses, true faith is what empowers our obedience to God; just as loving God first empowers the same, making obedience or disobedience to God (our actions) the factor that reveals: what we truly believe, who we truly serve, and who we love first.
If we only sin occasionally, it means that we love God until it collides with our own strong desires. Essentially, we love God as long as it does not cause us any serious discomfort, displeasure, or inconvenience.
Truly loving God first means that our love for God trumps all our own selfish desires, like Jesus modeled for us, even “to the point of death— even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:8)
Our Actions Reveal the Truth:
Faith, Obedience, and Love
Even though these three subjects of faith, obedience, and love are examined separately, in reality we can see that these subjects intertwine in scripture. Authors that discuss love also discuss its connection to obedience and faith, while authors that discuss faith also discuss the connection between obedience and love.
Paul makes truth in Hebrews 4:12-13 so very clear, that all true believers should know without question or doubt, there is nothing about them ever hid from Yehovah.
More precise words come through Jeremiah 17:10, because they reveal that believers shall be rewarded according to their works – and not their words.
Additional strong truth can be found in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, and this scripture requires no Bible scholar to comprehend.
When any Christian examines themselves through commanded obedience in Hebrews 5:9, and then reads “The one who obeys me is the one who loves me; and because he loves me, my Father will love him; and I will too, and I will reveal myself to him.” John 14:21, their answer on how they are seen from above shall come during their great affliction when help from who they claim to love is severely needed through His love and mercy. Psalms 33:17-21
Many of the scriptures quoted can be used to show that our actions reveal the truth about all three subjects: what we believe, who we serve, and who we love.
Our Actions Reveal the Truth: What Sacrifice Has Been Made?
Matthew 25:31-46 clearly reveal judgment upon sheep with love for others, and goats of selfishness.
Proverbs chapter 1 holds a valuable end time message on obedience or disobedience, and when verses 26-27 are reached;
“So I will laugh ·when you are in trouble [L at your calamity]. I will make fun [ridicule you] when disaster strikes you, when ·disaster [dread] comes over you like a storm [tempest], when trouble strikes you like a whirlwind, when ·pain [distress] and ·trouble [oppression] overwhelm you. – Just as all strong and valid end time scripture written for Christians – it has never been taught properly, or just ignored”. (EXB)
Additional warning for all goats of Christianity comes in these words. . .
“Whoever ·ignores [ closes their ears to] the poor when they cry for help
will also cry for help [call out] and not be answered”. Proverbs 21:13
All 66 verses in Lamentations chapter 3 give clear destiny for all Christians who talk religious talk – but never walk their commanded walk through being prideful, greedy, and very disobedient. . .
“We have transgressed and rebelled,
You have not pardoned.
Even when I cry out and shout for help,
He shuts out my prayer.
You have covered Yourself with anger
And pursued us;
You have slain [without pity] and have not spared.
You have covered Yourself with a cloud
So that no prayer can pass through”. Lamentations 3:8, 43-44
Purpose of This Message:
The end of 2006, at 51 years of age, I left America on a one way ticket to the Philippines with very little funds having no income of any kind; and that was my beginning through a decade of experiences on just how Yehovah Elohim wrongly called God views all Christianity. Lazarus at least hoped for crumbs to fall from the rich man’s table, but I lost even that long ago. Yet joyfully run the race set before me just as Paul; because this world of Christianity really knows not what they do, or how they will all be repaid through great suffering with the same measure they did for others in need. Hebrews 12, Luke 23:34, Luke 6:38
My wife and I have greatly needed help for the past ten years, any help at all will be strongly appreciated. Thank you.
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