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-Sharing our Saviour, Yahushua the Messiah to the World!-

 

-Please Read this FIRST- On this site we prefer to use the actual Name of our loving Heavenly Father as it was written in the Word, and thus you will note that we will use the Four Letter “Memorial Name” of - YHVH, which is pronounced as YaHVaH or YaHWaH. In addition we will also use our Heavenly Father’s attribute/title, which is Elohim rather than “God,” which sadly is the name of a pagan god. In addition we also love to use the actual and real Name of our beloved Messiah which is - Yahushua or Yahshua in short, for this is our Saviours original Hebrew Name as given to Him at birth in Lukas - Luke 1:31. This was the only Name ever used when He was on the earth by His family, disciples and His followers OVER THE centuries, even until today! However, it was changed to a foreign name by the founder of the new “pagan church of Rome.” Occasionally, we may also use other Hebrew or Greek names as well as different words in our studies for certain common words used are from pagan backgrounds and thus are not suitable. All names will be translated when they are FIRST used in a study or at various times as needed for clarity. There is a full explanation of YHVH’s blessedMemorial Nameas well as the wonderful blessed Name of our Messiah and Saviour, thus please read …The Memorial Name.”

The three levels of learning & understanding of the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim (the Lord God):

When we read and study the blessed Scriptures, the Word of YHVH Elohim as a believer in Yahushua the Messiah, we should keep the following three steps always in mind for they are a valuable guide and it will certainly provide us with guidance and illuminate the sheer beauty and the fullness of YHVH’s most blessed Word.

1. Who was YHVH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, speaking to?

2. When was it said?

3. How was His Word understood at the time it was spoken/given?

I firmly believe that these three points are most relevant to our understanding of 1. What the Almighty is saying at the time - 2. As well as what it means to us today and 3. Especially to you and me right now, this very day!

Page One

1. Introduction:

Welcome to a very special Word Study that will look at what our Heavenly Father’s will is for our lives and so much more. As this is a comprehensive Word study it will be spread over a number of pages. You will note that there are distinctive numbered headings in Red, as well as sub headings in Blue.

Friend, before commencing any study, I firmly believe that you first spend some time in prayer and seek our Heavenly Father in the blessed Name of Yeshua - Yahushua the Messiah to lead and guide you, and above all give you discernment in relation to all things you are about to read! Having done the aforementioned, no matter if it is this or any other writing from other sources, it will provide you with better information if it was guided by YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, and covered by the shed Blood of the Lamb of Elohim!

You may now ask, what is this study about? It provides us with the principles how to incorporate our old lives of the self, into a new life in Messiah Yahushua and become actively more like Him day after day. Elohim’s plan for us can be summed up as; “Knowing Elohim and Showing Elohim and this will also mean, “Knowing Yahushua and Showing Yahushua” through our lives, for we are to be a “light unto the world.”

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp-stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matt 5:14-16.

2. What is His Will?

Let us think about how often we contemplate this burning question; “What is Elohim’s will for my life? If we are not asking for ourselves, then we are often helping someone else ponder that seemingly elusive answer, for it seems that YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, delights in keeping it a secret from us.

On the contrary, He desired us to place ourselves completely under His authority and direction, and then seek His advice on any life changing direction, either present or future, so that we can walk hand in hand with Him in fulfilling His will for our lives during these special times! Sometimes, knowing Elohim’s will seem difficult. But, when we come to those crossroads in our lives where we need clear answers, Elohim is pleased when we seek Him for the answers. In fact, He is clear in His instruction on this matter, for He tells us;

“Trust in YHVH with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Mishlei - Proverbs 3:5-6.

Although we have this blessed promise, yet regardless of this, sadly there are those who still get depressed, confused or even fearful when faced with at time rather minor problems, yet they are considered as being life-changing questions as; “Should I do this or that?” “Although we are engaged, should I really get married?” What degree should I take at Uni?”, or “Should we really sell the house and move to that new one?” “O dear life is so difficult, what should I do?”

Finding Elohim’s will for your life should be a joyful experience of determining what adventure you and our Creator’s and Messiah Yahushua will engage us in next! In this study, we will explore some practical how-to’s on “Knowing Elohim’s Will for our Lives,” when we find ourselves at the crossroads of decision. However, before we can get a clear line to our Heavenly Father on the life-directing answers, we need to study some principles on which our lives must stand each day.

YaHVaH Elohim (the LORD God) desires to fulfil His overall redemptive plan for the world. We are His instruments to bring His message to the world, therefore, our whole life, including our daily walk, as well as ALL major decisions are important to Elohim!

3. Elohim as Saviour and Master of your Life:

Beloved, possibly before we ask Elohim all these questions we possibly in our mind qualify to ourselves who we are really asking? Therefore we should first ask ourselves, 1. When we are speaking of or about Elohim in this study, are we speaking just about our beloved Creator, the Almighty? 2. Or does this also include our beloved Saviour, Yahushua the “Messiah our Passover sacrificed for us” 1 Corinthians 5:7. Well. Let me clarify this for you at this stage, for this very fact is made very clear in Yochanan - John chapter 1, verses 1 to 4.

“1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. 2 He was in the beginning with Elohim. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” NKJV.

As I write this study, I should make it clear that I as an orthodox Hebrew (Jew) who was completely opposed against anything to do with the christian messiah, but through an amazing event in my study one night, I came to know my beloved Saviour Yahushua late in 1977. Obviously it completely changed my life and I was led to not read any writings by men of any kind, but only His Word in Hebrew, and when in 1983 Elohim brought a wonderful Greek man in my company and thus together we had Hebrew and Greek to study the most blessed word! After my seven years were completed of prayer and study, it was time to travel and share His Word, but all that is another story and not for this study.

The point is as follows; at first to accept what Yochanan - John wrote was very difficult, for as a Hebrew, during the daily prayer time I had made the following declaration of faith;

Shema Yisroel, *HaShem Elo’che’nu, HaShem Echad.” Or “Hear O Israel YaHVaH our Elohim, YaHVaH is ONE.” Davarim - Deuteronomy 6:4.

*HaShem is Hebrew for “The Name,” as the Jewish people will never use Elohim’s blessed Tetragrammaton Name of Elohim being - YHVH, pronounced as YaHVaH, or YaHWaH!

There is a study online named “Shema Yisroel” that reveals the amazing truth that the word “Echad - One” where, I were we will take a very close look at some 18 occasions in the Hebrew version of Bereshis - Genesis, when “Echad is used, what it actually means. You will discover its amazing and full meaning and discover that it completely fits in with Yochanan - John chapter 1:1 to 4. Hebrew is an amazing language and words are very powerful and “Echad” is just one of these, for it proves that Yahushua is indeed Elohim; as is written;

“All things were made through Him and without Him nothing was made.” Yochanan - John chapter 1:3. And that Elohim came to the earth in the flesh, thus He is called the “Son of Elohim.” Mattityahu - Mathew 14:33.

We now return to the principle question number 2, regarding Elohim being the Saviour and Master of your life. The truth is, before we can ask YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, the big questions regarding our life’s choices for we need to be sure that our first fundamental principle is secure. If we do not continue a personal relationship with Yahushua we simply cannot expect answers on the bigger questions.

Therefore, in order to avoid getting off the track Elohim has for us, we must make sure that we make Him both Saviour and Lord.

“That you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no Elohim formed, nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am YHVH and besides Me there is no Saviour.” Yeshayahu - Isaiah 43:10-11.

Beloved, this was fulfilled when Yahushua the “Messiah our Passover sacrificed for us” (1 Corinthians 5:7) and we must accept Him into our lives on all levels. Yochanan - John made it clear that He is both the Saviour and Mattityahu - Matthew also made it clear that He was from YHVH.

“For Elohim so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Yochanan - John 3:16.

“And Yahushua came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.’” Mattityahu - Matthew 28:18.

All the faithful in Him, who have accepted the salvation given to us by Elohim by accepting the atonement accomplished through the death and resurrection of Yahushua, who was from the beginning and was Elohim as per Yochanan - John 1:5! Thus, those in Yahushua are “saved” from an existence and an eternity without YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name. But friends, how many of us will have taken that second major step of making Yahushua Master (Lord) of our lives?

The truth is, unless we make Yahushua our Saviour and Master of our lives, we will not and can not know the true will of Elohim for our lives.

But we do have to live our lives normally do we not?

The simple truth is this; if Yahushua does not have a major part in your life, then there may well be idols and various other outside influences controlling our lives. Sadly, one fact is that the biggest idol is usually our own ego that simply will not step down off the thrown of our lives and let our Saviour take control of our lives! Amazingly, we will even tell Elohim in prayer what we are going to do, without ever having prayed about it, but then seeking Him to bless your endeavour, even though it is your will getting in the way with His!

When we have entered a new life and are one of the faithful ones in Messiah Yahushua, In Lukas - Luke 12:32 He called them the “little flock” referring to sheep. And of course Yahushua is often spoken of as the Good Shepherd, and as we known that a shepherd in the Middle East always leads the sheep and goats, etc., always follow! Thus the faithful in Him are like a “Little Flock” and they should follow Him in all ways, he also said in Lukas - Luke;

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Lukas - Luke 12:32-34.

In today’s society, the aforementioned would be far more difficult then it was in the time our beloved Saviour was with us, but the ideology is there that we should be far less based on possessions and on the I, me, and myself! We should be far more giving and doing more for others, or if called, sharing His Word unto the lost, for we need to understand that we are living in an evil and a lawless society!

I spoke about idols, and you may say, “But I do not have any idols in my house.” An idol is not just an graven image or statue, but anything that comes between us and Elohim and hinder our relationship with Him. So many things distract us and prevent us from a full and a fulfilling relationship with Him, as well as a complete fellowship with Elohim, in and through Yahushua the Messiah! Sadly, we are the ones who place those idols before Elohim!

What are some of these Idols that are in our lived?

1Bad habits.” Amazingly our bad habits often keep us in a way of life that are self defeating and they rob us of living a good and a complete spiritual life. If we read Galatians 5:17 to 21 there is a comprehensive list of things that

“For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of Elohim.” Galatians 5:17 to 21.

The Apostle Shaul - Paul also exhorts us in I Corinthians chapter 6 …

“Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from Elohim, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify Elohim in your body and in your spirit, which are Elohim’s.” I Corinthians chapter 6:19-20.

2Things of the world.” This is yet another of our idols and the Word of Elohim has Yochanan – John describe them as follows;

“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. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world is passing away and the lust of it; but he who does the will of Elohim abides forever.” I Yochanan - I John 2:15-17.

Friends, let us be perfectly honest, some sins offer pleasure and satisfaction in fulfilling the lust of the worldly side of the self. But the sins of pleasure is but very short and it never lasts and it is also associated frequently with a great deal of pain and loneliness! But, worse of all, sin will keep us from the Father and thus it is an idol, therefore I beg you, please avoid it like a plague, for if it is continued, sadly as clearly stated in “The Scriptures” - “the Wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23.

“For the sinful nature (the self) desires what is contrary to the Spirit and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.” Galatians 5:17.

As we have learned there are many idols, besides those mentioned above, but there are also those what appear to be seemingly harmless things that can become idols in our lives, our jobs, our families, and yes, even in ministries! Having travelled throughout Australia with my Greek Brother in the Lord as well all over the World, I have found men of “the cloth” who believed themselves so superior, or so busy, that they did not have time to see their flock when they needed them. Even when we were teaching in their fellowships, we were amazed, that their congregations who obviously enjoyed the teaching and desired to speak with me, but their minister for some reason showed some kind of, forgive me, but it is true, jealousy and rapidly called for the venue to be closed, which was normally never done. The problem was that the teaching heard that day was so new coming from a different angle, which is obvious coming from an Hebrew angle, he therefore had never heard it before, and somehow it embarrassed him. It agreed with their teachings, but it was new. For us, we felt humble and sad, for the Word of YaHVaH Elohim and the teachings of Yahushua the Messiah must be first and foremost be shared with others in order that they will hear the Good News that Messiah Yahushua has come as the Saviour to redeem all sinners and that life eternal is available even to the worst of sinners, if they will only believe in Him, repent of their sins and obey “the commandments.” As beloved Saviour so clearly stated so many times!

“If you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” Mattityahu - Matthew 19:17.

The Scriptures do not have to be shared by a person who comes from a high stature or position, far from it, but from one who is a faithful servant of Yahushua, who is willing to share the Salvation Message!

There are some who are specifically called into outreach and I recall well, that I received the call to “go” and it is my duty to share His Word with all who will listen, and in this case, all who read it, blessed be Elohim, in Yahushua’s Name! But others can just share it when the opportunity arises!

4. Revealing His Love to Others:

It is a fundamental principle that all those who are in Messiah Yahushua, incorporate a whole new life in Elohim and actively work to become more like our blessed Saviour each and every day! We need, whenever we are able to bring others into the kingdom of Elohim through the witness of our love for Yahushua in our lives as well how we live it! Thus Elohim’s plan for us can be perfectly summed up as “Knowing Elohim and Showing Elohim.”

In the days of Avraham, Yitzchak - Isaac and Ya’akov – Jacob each of them were called upon to share YaHVaH unto their people, which later became the Children of Israel, all the Twelve Tribes. In the Scriptures they are called a “chosen people” and one of the reasons they were chosen was to live out good and spiritual lives worshipping Elohim so that the nations could see the Almighty in their lives. And the reason for this being, that people of the nations would say;

“Many people shall come and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of YHVH, to the house of the Elohim of Ya’akov - Jacob; He will teach us His ways and we shall walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth the law and the Word of YHVH from Jerusalem.” Yeshayahu - Isaiah 2:3.

Shaul - Paul tell us that the faithful in Yahushua are also called to reveal the message of Yahushua the Messiah through our lives;

“You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Messiah, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living Elohim, not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of flesh, that is of the heart.” 2 Corinthians 3:2-3.

You may ask; just how are we supposed to achieve this dynamic role of being what seems to be a “living letter” or “epistle” that will tell Yahushua’s redemptive story? Shaul is most instructive by telling us that we are supposed to achieve this dynamic role for being an “epistle”, or a “living letter” for Yahushua, is by becoming more and more in tune with our lives according to the Word, by following Yahushua’s commandments, which are completely in tune with all The Commandments, which He in fact even strengthened whilst on the Mount as we well know. Thus by living a Messianic centred Life, we will reveal Him each and every day!

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love Elohim, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” Romans 8:28-29.

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is Elohim who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of Elohim without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Messiah that I have not run in vain or laboured in vain.” Philippians 2:12-16.

The truth is, that Elohim is first interested in the “In Reach” into our lives, before we actually undertake any kind of “Out-Reach.” Everything that will happen in our early life in faith should bring us closer to being conformed to the likeness to Yahushua the Messiah, and then we should become a bright and a shinning light!

You may recall my very own story earlier, when myself as an orthodox Hebrew came to know Messiah Yahushua in 1977 and I was very clearly led to refrain from reading any books by men, but there was more, for I was also separated for the majority of the time. Remember, the whole idea of a Messiah was extremely foreign to me and I required to learn all about the Messiah of Israel, not from a New Covenant, no, I learned all about our blessed Saviour, from where, the Tanach, the Old Covenant, for He can be found from Bereshis - Genesis, right through the very last book in the Tanach! He is everywhere, but I required a desire to look for Him in prayer, and I discovered the Gospel in the Old Covenant. Later, when I obtained a good version of the Old and New Covenants, being “The Scriptures, which uses actual names of YHVH Elohim and Yahushua, printed in South Africa, it was simply wondrous to combine the two sides of Scriptures together. But the point is this, Elohim prepares His people for various roles, myself and our dear Greek brother in the Lord were called out to share His Word worldwide, but you may be called to be a light to your neighbours and workmates, etc, etc! And believe me that is just as worthwhile, as two men travelling the world teaching His Word, for if even if one life is touched and there is great joy in heaven for all the angels will be singing! But, if you are a true light in Him, you will be touching many, even if you are not aware of it, for we do not always know who we have touched!

Indeed our daily lives go on, but as for our new lifestyle in Him that must change, that is why Shaul - Paul calls us to become a living sacrifice, giving up our old lives so that we can gain Elohim’s new life and have it in its place of the old!

“Therefore, I urge you beloved, in view of Elohim’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to Elohim, this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Elohim’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2.

Page Two will continue with 5. Living in Balance:

Page Two5. Living in Balance

 

Studies mentioned in this study: Shema Yisroel - Simon - The First Bishop of Rome

 

Also read … What - Why - How?

A close and a personal look at Tehillim – Psalm One - The Redemption Psalm!

 

Gems in the Tanach – the Old Covenant

The Scriptures are packed treasures, for it contains passages filled with treasures and a wealth of glittering Gems

 

“Teach me Your way, O YHVH. I will walk in Your truth.
Unite my heart to Fear Your Name!”

Tehillim - Psalms 86:11

 

May YHVH Elohim bless and keep you in the palm of His loving hand!

Ministry founder 1977, elder & teacher: Reuben ben Gershom.

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(Brother Kosta joined the ministry in 1983).

The RETURN Movement name was founded in 1978.

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HaDavar Word Studies - “HaDavar” = Hebrew for “The Word.”

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