Using Scripture to Answer Questions.
Is it not enough for a pastor to preach "as many that BELIEVE in Him
to them He gave power to become the sons (and daughters) of God"
If he preaches Jesus Christ, the Holy Lamb of God
that takes our sins away is that not the gospel?
I do not know this Jesus. I do know Yahushua. This Jesus is not enough.
The devils also BELIEVE and tremble that there is ONE god, Magus indeed
BELIEVED and followed, Judas indeed believed and followed.
Does not the pope also preach these same things while he practices
idolatry? There are those who have a form of godliness
but deny (contradict) the POWER thereof.
Popular prosperity "pastor" Joseph Prince, for instance, says
you cannot inherit the blessings of God as a BELIEVER,
if you try to keep the commandments of God.
So how can he become a Son of Yahuah when he denies the POWER
of Yahuah in him to keep the commandments?
He is powerless and the law of sin and death has dominion over him.
It is the WORD that judges such a man as a liar and idolater,
who wilfully denies and contradicts true belief.
(proved at Chingay 2012.)
Now meditate on this form of belief that Messiah speaks of:
I John 5:10 He who believes on the Son of Yahuah has the WITNESS in himself. He who does not believe
Messiah has made Him a liar, because he does not believe the record that Messiah gave of His Son.
What is this "WITNESS in himself". Witness is RECORD, EVIDENCE, DECLARATION (pagan word TESTIMONY )and what is that?
I John 3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth NOT: that is the WITNESS IN HIMSELF.
For he who does not have this witness, the rest of the verse applies:
1Jn 3:6 Whosoever sinneth hath not seen him,neither known him"
So we cannot even say we KNOW him never mind BELIEVE
if we do not bear the WITNESS & DECLARATION OF HIM as evidence to ourselves.
Lk13:27 I tell you, I KNOW you NOT whence ye are; depart from me,
all ye workers of iniquity (lawlessness against Yahuah's commands).
So he means they don't truly believe Yah'uah gave his son Yah'ushua
and they are liars continuing to wilfully sin.
I Jn 2:4 He that saith, I KNOW him,and keepeth not his commandments,
is a liar, and the truth (TRUE WITNESS OF BELIEF) is not in him.
Now who does one have to believe in? It is Yah'uah.
1 Jn5:10 states they will not believe Yahuah's record-
that is his witness that he evidenced in his SON.
In other words they deny or contradict that he was
OBEDIENT to his Father's COMMANDMENTS.
Instead they will offer a pagan J-Zeus who rebelled against
the Father's so-called evil law of so-called bondage as
though Messiah were double minded.
This teaching of the law as being
enslaving and evil, is from Marcion, Magus and
Luther to name a few (and satan obviously ).
No! Instead, Yah'ushua bore witness of the LAW, by fulfilling it.
But did the belief stop there? No! We who truly believe by favour , Hebrew - chesed (pagan translation "grace") must do the same now.
Rom 8:4 That the righteousness of the law(To'rah) might be fulfilled in us,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Now that is the Witness of Belief in us that bears record of the witness
of Messiah in the Spirit.
Glory to Yah'ushua and his Father YHUH (Yah'uah).
If you read the verses in Luke 18 you will see that the rich man did not
have enough faith (belief) to give up mammon etc for Messiah
(He did not put the first commandment into practice when he
had to decide between who is worth BELIEVING in more.
But the talmidim (servants/disciples of Messiah)are commended
by Messiah and he says they will receive much
(riches in glory) because they left home and family etc for the Kingdom.
The prosperity gospel today however teaches another belief.
Men are told to believe in success in this
world and to follow an earthly J-Zeus
who people put their faith in for mammon.
They then break every commandment to get it.
They contradict Messiah who kept every commandment.
II Timothy 2:5
And if a man also strive for masteries,
yet is he not crowned, except he strive LAWFULLY.
They may profane the sabbath to earn more money,
compromise, cheat, steal or step on others
as they climb the worldly
corporate ladder for "success".
They gain the whole world but lose their souls.
This is another BELIEF in another Messiah.
True belief is actually conviction:
the state of being convinced.
It is this state that causes the
trustworthy (pagan word -faithful) and right response:
Obedience to Yahuah
regardless of worldly success.
Is Christianity not supposed to be all about love and peace.
Gal 5: 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
One thing we need to realise is that the fruits of the spirit are listed
and some interpret them by the world's standards and that when it says
"against such there is no law.", they understand this to mean
that they are not defined by Yahuah's law or are not
subject to it. It does mean that you are free to always
do these things as defined by Yahuah undaunted by any law.
Love and peace must be subject to Yahuah's law.
Lets take "love" for instance.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me:
and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
I John 5:3
For this is the love of Yahuah, that we keep his commandments:
and his commandments are not grievous.
I John 2:15
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.
If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
If love is defined in the false church by the definition of the
world or by the universal catholic church then we have
satanic ecumenism which does not save souls, but loses them.
If we look at peace.
Mat 5: 9 Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of Yahuah.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth:
I came not to send peace, but a sword. (the Torah in the flesh)
Ye adulterers and adulteresses,
know ye not that the friendship
of the world is enmity with Yahuah? whosoever therefore
will be a friend of the world is the enemy of Yahuah.
One has to have the correct viewpoint,
a view from the marriage covenant with Yah'ushua rather than from
the position of the adulteress affair with the world, that we as
true believers, should have come out of by his justification.
We are to bring those in the world who are at enmity with Yahuah
to Shalom (pagan word- peace) with him and yes then they can produce "peacable fruit"
in a fruitful marriage covenant rather than a barren
unfruitful adulteress union with the world and its dead works.
We for example need to stop blaspheming the name of
our bridegroom Yah'ushua, with the
name Jesus (meaning or sounding like Hey Zeus (Hail Zeus) from the Latin Vulgate pagan translation and still seen in Spanish today with its strong Latin roots ).
No virtuous bride calls her bridegroom a name which refers to a pagan god and which refers to an abomination. We need to stop being a stumbling block to others
and stop celebrating 25 December a commandment and icon of the Roman Vatican.
If we love others we will not join them in the world
but we will be separate so that we can stir
up jealousy for the Shalom (pagan word -peaceable)
fruit that brings restoration towards
Yahuah instead of enmity towards him.