Stand strong in Our Saviour and Surrender Ourselves!

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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, the Apostles and His followers over the centuries! 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 and some words in our studies, as some words generally used are from a pagan background 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 blessed “Memorial Name” as well as the wonderful blessed Name of our Messiah and Saviour, thus please read … “The Memorial Name.”

Beloved, here are three powerful levels of learning & understanding of the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim (the Lord God), blessed be His Sanctified Name!

When we read and study the blessed 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 provide us with guidance and illuminate the sheer beauty and the fullness of Elohim’s most blessed Word.

1. Who was YaHVaH 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 do believe that these three points are most relevant to our understanding of 1. What the Almighty was saying at the time - 2. As well as what it means to us today - and 3. Especially to you and me right now!

Surrendering Ourselves in Faith!

“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.”

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

 

Introduction:

Friends, if you would search and look into yourself right now, are you willing to provide to yourself a truthful answer to a personal and what I believe is an Important question in your life right now? The questions being;

“Do you judge yourself stronger in faith in your walk with Messiah, our blessed Saviour today, than you were previously?”

Of course, we would certainly pray, that if you know and accept Messiah Yahushua as Master and Saviour of your life, then your growth in the Father, YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, is precisely the way it is supposed to be, and that it is constantly growing!

As we walk on His path, your life on every single day in the Lord should be sweeter than it was the day before, for every moment He entered our lives we should be moving higher and higher in our experience with a much deeper and a sweeter faith than what we had a moment earlier, for that is our ongoing growth in Him. You may ask, “How is this accomplished?” Beloved, prayer constantly brings as closer to Him, as does the reading the blessed Scriptures, and discovering more and more of the teachings that Messiah Yahushua gave us whilst He was with us on the earth, before He returned to the Father’s side.

An Incomplete Work:

But be never fully satisfied, that our Heavenly Father has completed His work of growth and sanctification within your life, for it will always be an ongoing work. Even at this very moment as you are reading this study, He wants to lead all of us into complete surrender and consecration. Indeed, there are still victories still to be won, for believe it, and it is sad to say, but there are still sins to be put away, and beloved, there is a drawing together of the faithful in Messiah Yahushua that needs to be accomplished by the “Ruach HaKodesh,” Hebrew for “Holy” or “Sanctified Spirit.” And this needs to be done as soon as possible, if not right now for it is sad to say, that the pagan church rules in the world, for were we not clearly warned by our Saviour;

“That serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world” Revelation 12:9.

We Died to Sin:

Let me ask you something else? Does YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, really mean what He says in the wonderful promises of as written by the Apostle Shaul - Paul in Romans chapter six? Amazingly, there is no other chapter of the Scriptures that is as lavishly excessive in giving assurance to a struggling believer. Let us consider these phrases for example:

“Shall we go on sinning? … By no means” Romans 6: 1-2.

“We died to sin” (V 2).

“We should no longer be slaves to sin” (V 6).

“Freed from sin” (V 7).

“Dead indeed to sin” (V 11).

“Do not let sin reign in your mortal body” (V 12).

“You have been set free from sin” (V 18).

Upon reading the aforementioned, there is certainly nothing confusing about any of those seven texts. But, you may ask, “Is there some secret meaning or perhaps some hidden reservation that might not apply literally to us in these promises?”

Temptation, Sins, Life & Choices:

There are some who are tempted to believe so due to the almost “fanatical element of certainty in every verse and line.” It always amazes me, but there are some it seems to be put off by the book of Romans, and only because it describes the perfect work that Elohim desired to do in sanctifying us from our sins. I have never understood why so many people seem to be afraid of the word “perfect,” is it because they are fearful that YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, will ask them to do something that they believe they are not able or willing to do?

As we continue, let us first settle the question we posed before we continue regarding what we really wish to achieve in our faith. We should understand, that the truth is that our Heavenly Father, will never perform anything in our spiritual lives that we are not freely willing to do for Him, because He has given us freewill! Therefore, He will never coerce His will upon us, or pressure us taking any particular action. So we will never feel that we are being forced into any life choices that are not of a completely free choice.

However, we have now come face to face with the basic and sad root of weakness that has led so many people to discouragement and defeat. They just have not been reconciled to renouncing their past sins, for the truth is many have lived where their sinful lives have been full of “enjoyment of the self.” The sad truth is, as most of us will know from our past lives, there is a certain hollow short-lived pleasure in certain sins that glances over the emotions and seeks for the mind to capture a pathway connected to the flesh. However beloved, in our lives there had to be a time where a decision had to be made to overcome the will to forfeit those temporary physical “pleasures of sin for a season.” Until that choice is made and acted upon, there can be no real victory over sin in our lives.

Victory in Our Lives & Deception:

May I ask you at this stage, if you are resigned to the complete stripping away of all of those past sweet indulgences? In addition, are you prepared to accept the results of a blessed and a full surrender to Messiah Yahushua, who gave His precious Life and shed His Blood that you and I may have everlasting life in the Kingdom of Elohim?

“Thus says YHVH of hosts, ‘Return to Me," says YHVH of hosts and I will return to you,’ says YHVH of hosts.” Zecharyah – Zechariah 1:3.

I am convinced that there are only two possible reasons for a person holding back and failing to gain the victory over a life of sin, for it is either that the person is not willing to give up the enjoyment of the sin or else they do not believe that Elohim will give them deliverance from it. Always remember beloved, that being willing to enter into His will, always remains our free choice, or our problem if we do not. But know that YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, sees everything and Elohim knows what is in your heart. I know that we must be willing, but there are those who are just never seem to be able to make that commitment. I understand, I had the same problem once, for I was an orthodox Jew, and any kind of christianity and Messiah that came 2000 years ago was abhorrent to me, but I did love my Heavenly Father, but it was not until I was a married man that my life changed, and it was very unexpected! Therefore, let us take a good look at two great mental blocks that have stolen the “Victory” from so many of Elohim’s people, for they just refused to let “pagan Rome” go! The sad truth is, they have not understood Yahushua’s definitive Words in

“Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations…” Mattityahu - Matthew 24:11-14.

“For false messiah’s (christs) and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.” Mattityahu - Matthew 24:24-25.

Indeed, there are churches that preach false “christs” combined with false teachings and countless false signs and wonders are done, deceiving their members and others, just as Messiah Yahushua had clearly announced when He was with us. For those who are familiar with the Samaritan, “Simon the Sorcerer,” who did countless wonders and healings, which were considered by the citizens of Samaria as miracles, and he was considered by them as “a god.” But when Philip came to share the Gospel in Samaria, he also did many miracles in the Name of Yahushua the Messiah and this Simon Magnus followed Phillip. Read Acts chapter 8:9-25. Also read my study online regarding this man, entitled … “Simon the First Bishop of Rome.” Are you shocked to read this, yes it was indeed Simon Magnus who went to Rome and NOT Shime’on Ben Yochanan, who we know as Peter, who never set a foot in Rome as the Apostle Shaul - Paul himself in his writings in his Epistles prove! The pagan Simon Magnus’ image remains in the Vatican and is found in various churches and cathedrals in Italy. Many have wondered, “Why has the heart of the church moved from Jerusalem, the City of Elohim to Rome, which was and always has been pagan based?” The Book of Revelation makes it quite clear!

“And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written:

MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Yahushua.” Revelation 17:3-6.

“Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.” Revelation 17:9.

Thus, beloved as we have seen above the so-called “church of Rome” is stylised as “a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads” and we do know that Rome is a city that has “seven mountains.” Thus, we need to search out, where did my church originate out of, and I can tell you that 99.5% have come out of the church of Rome! They may have done away with certain doctrines, but they all retained many of their heresies. If you continue to keep their two ancient pagan festivals of Easter (the word easter is based on the pagan goddess Eostre, also known as Ishtar). The second is chrismas, which is entirely based on an ancient festival celebrating the sun god Saturnalia, the Roman winter festival that took place during late in the month we now know as December, which was a time of merriment, gift giving, and the lighting of candles. Even in the Old Covenant we clearly warned about what we today call the cutting and the trimming of the christmas tree.

Thus said YHVH, do not learn the way of the heathen, and do not be awed by the signs of the heavens, for the heathen are awed by them. For the prescribed customs of these peoples are worthless for one cuts a tree from the forest, work for the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it does not topple.” Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 10:2-4.

Beloved, if this does not make it clear, what does? Remember, when our Saviour preached the Word, what did He teach from, the New Covenant? No of course not for it did not come in existence until long after He had returned to the Father! Messiah taught directly from the Tanach, being Hebrew for the Old Covenant! There are parts of the church that will tell you that “the law was nailed to the cross.” Now they use this as a generalised statement, however, Messiah said something very different when He taught during the Sermon on the Mount!

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfil. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the Law till ALL is Fulfilled.” Mattityahu - Matthew 5:17-18.

The vast majority in churches worldwide simply do not comprehend the importance of those vital words our beloved Messiah had said, that not “one jot or one tittle (being the two smallest letters in the Hebrew script) will by no means pass from the law till ALL is Fulfilled.”

What was our beloved Saviour actually saying here, He clearly said to the Judean hearers around Him, who clearly understood His Words the Word of Elohim, will not change in any shape or form, neither will His appointed Law, until heaven and earth pass away. Beloved, since heaven and earth have clearly not passed away, we must understand that the law remains and should be upheld, but in love and in faith! However, there is one law that was accomplished by Yahushua, and that was the very reason for His coming, and His sad Death, the shedding of His Blood for the sin of many, and His resurrection three days and three nights later! Therefore the sacrificial blood offering of the Lamb or any other animal has been abolished, because …

“For indeed Messiah, our Passover was sacrificed for us.” 1 Corinthians 5:7.

The I, Me and Myself is the Greatest Enemy:

I pray that the World will have clearly revealed to most of those reading this that the I, me and myself may well be the greatest enemy we face as this means we have let Satan into our lives. But, once we have settled the score with that “old man” of the flesh who seeks to rule over us, all the other victories will come in their course.

For if we have been united together in the likeness of His (Yahushua’s) death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.” Romans 6:5-7.

YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, has given every one of us a powerful personal weapon to use in combating our self-nature. The will is our only natural reserve weapon, and absolutely everything depends on the right action of this resource. The ultimate sin in the eyes of Elohim, the final factor that will cause a soul to be lost, is to deliberately say no to the will of Elohim.

Beloved, we choose to become whatever we wish to be, for we are not what we feel, or what we might do or say in a single impulsive moment of our life. We are what we choose to be. Indeed, we cannot always control our emotions; however, we can control our will!

The fact is this that feelings have nothing to do with the truth of Elohim, for it has never been based on your feelings, your emotions that make you a child of Elohim, but it is all about you choosing to be a child and doing the will of Elohim and believing and following the teachings of Messiah Yahushua being covered by the shed blood of the Passover Lamb! Possibly you may have had a headache or arthritis pain when you awoke this morning, but does that change the fact that Yahushua loves you? Does it alter the truth that the Seventh Day is the anointed Sabbath? Of course the truth is that SUNday is a pagan day of worship and it was only added by that sun worshipping Emperor Constantine, when he issued what was called the “Blue Law” on March 7, 321 AD, which read as follows;

“Let all judges and townspeople and occupations of all trades rest on the venerable day of the SUN (Sunday).” The Code of Justinian, Book 3, title 12, law 3.

Thus Satan has had his day and sadly he will continue to rule with this world until Messiah returns, but he does not have to rule in your life, for you have VICTORY, when you have been covered by the Blood of the Lamb, and live in Messiah’s footsteps, His Words, and those of His Apostles! You have been set free, and you can see the errors all around you, but whether you feel good or bad, His truth in your life will always remain the same and you just continue to believe and claim the Name of Yahushua as your Master and Saviour!

I am well aware that there are many who have gone to various evangelistic crusades or revival events, and at the conclusion many are on a great high, yet not very long after these meetings are concluded; their highs and even their faith tends to plummet, and some even to rock bottom. This is what is called a yo-yo effect with everything tied to working up emotions generated by circumstances, but in truth, they have no long lasting effect. Only Messiah Yahushua, who came and shared the Word’s of the Father from the Old Covenant and confirmed the Ten Commandments, and did you realised that Yahushua even strengthened several of these commandments, including the Seventh Commandment “You shall not commit adultery.” Shemos - Exodus 20:14 & Davarim - Deuteronomy 5:18. However, Our beloved Saviour took those five words considerably further for He clearly stated;

“‘You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell (gehenna – the grave).” Mattityahu - Matthew 5:27–30.

However, Yahushua took the matter even further, for originally divorce was permitted, but when the Pharisees were testing Him, Yahushua said;

“I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.” Mattityahu - Matthew 19:9.

I simply find it amazing, but many of those so-called evangelical churches have remarried divorced people from their very own church countless times. And I know of one man who has remarried several-divorced woman four times in the same church, yet it is fine with the pastor? And there are countless of other occasions, be it from Baptist, Methodist, Anglican, but it is rife in the so-called Spirit (what a joke) Pentecostal churches and their many offshoots! Where their ministers have become rich, and drive Mercedes, BMW’s and they tend to live in grandiose mansions, thanks to their massive fund raising! But, that is how Satan works, for he will give his servants all their desires, however, they will receive the end-time gift as promised by the Lord … “The wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23.

Thus beloved, we have come to realize the truth that our will and Elohim’s will must meet in complete harmony, or otherwise come into a violent collision. Either we let Him have His way over our lives. Beloved it is my prayer in the Name of Yahushua the Messiah that it will be that YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His name, will have victory in your life, and that you will allow Him, through Messiah Yahushua prepare you for His coming Kingdom!

Have you ever wondered why our beloved Saviour Yahushua made the following request in the manner that He did in Mattityahu - Matthew chapter 16:24 to 26?

“Then Yahushua said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his stake (cross), and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?’” Mattityahu - Matthew 16:24-26.

Why did our Saviour not finish the statement by spelling out the thing that is to be denied? For He said “Let him deny himself” the question is deny ourselves what? Womanising, drugs, alcohol, or theft? No, He simply said “deny himself,” end of story! Yahushua knew that self was behind every angry battle against the Word of truth. Once that victory is gained, then beloved, all other victories will also be won also!

I am sure that most reading this are well aware that the world at large are outside the will of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, and are not in fellowship with Messiah Yahushua and His brethren, and we may ask why, it is because they are not willing to give up something that they love more than they love the Elohim who gave us the Scriptures. Indeed countless thousands are in various churches and are perfectly miserable because something in their life has been for so many years. What I am trying to say is this: To be a true believer in Messiah Yahushua, it requires complete surrender above everything else.

I am well aware that the evil one, Satan hates this study and he will do everything to have you reject all that is written in this study, and even if you have arrived this far, he will have you fighting with your old church beliefs and that name “Jesus,” which is a manmade name, based on a Greek name Iesous, which is not related in any way whatsoever to our Messiah Yahushua. Even the Strongs concordance makes it very clear that His Name and the Name of Joshua from the Book of the Old Covenant of the same name, is one and the same for Joshua was also Yahushua! It is Strongs number NT2424, or OT3091. I suggest that you read my study entitled “Yahushua or Jesus” – There is a link located at the bottom of this page.

I pray beloved that you have become willing and thus Elohim will give you the victory over that carnal enemy.

“Thanks be to Elohim, which gives us the victory through our Master Yahushua the Messiah.” 1 Corinthians 15:57.

I do have to say the following and this may sound somewhat foolish; however, it is very, very true:

Before you can have, you must give away; before you can be full, you must be empty; before you can live, you must die; and before you have the victory, you must surrender.”

I do not believe anyone ever felt so defeated, depressed, and cheated as eleven men did on that Passover night almost two thousand years ago. Yahushua had promised them the world and that they were going to sit on thrones and rule kingdoms and that life would be simply amazing for them, for they were important. But then suddenly, Yahushua was arrested, tortured, and nailed to that horrendous Stake up on Golgotha where He forgave them,

“Then Yahushua said, ‘Father (Abba), forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” Lukas - Luke 23:34.

Thus, suddenly it seemed that the world had ended for the Apostles, for nothing can bring anyone, or us for that matter as low as that horrific Stake brought them. No, not even a crippling disease, financial failure, desertion of friends, death of dear ones, or injustices of life.

But let us ask ourselves, was it defeat? On the contrary, it was the most glorious moment of Victory this world has ever known!

Not Giving Up is Easier:

Let us return to the question of our sins. It is sad, but we do have to admit that we fight an enemy who is far stronger than we are in so many ways. In the past, have we not found that due to the weakness of the flesh we have found ourselves bound in mind and body by the superior strength of that spiritual enemy. We continually struggle to extricate ourselves from his bondage, but for some, the harder they try the deeper they sink into the mire. Then comes a time when you are totally exhausted, a well-meaning friend comes by and tells you; “I know, I have been there, you just need to try a lot harder.” And that is just what you needed!

Listen; if that is the only answer we have to the sin problem, we better stop sending missionaries to India, for I have never seen anyone try harder to be saved than the Hindus. When my brother and I was there in the late 1980, we watched countless penitents prostrating in the hot dirt, painfully measuring their length, mile after mile, as they inch toward their sacred River the Ganga (Ganges) in Varanasi. There they will dip themselves under the filthy water, look up at the blazing sun, and pray, then repeat the process again, and again, and again.

Even wealthy businessmen will give away their wealth and take a beggar’s bowl, and spend the rest of their life feeding on scraps of shared food and all this in an effort to earn salvation. I certainly have never seen a christian try as hard to be saved as those Hindu work at their faith. Yet, I have never met a single Hindu seeker who has found any assurance or any kind of peace of mind, not even among the Brahmin brotherhood of the highest Caste.

Not even “trying” will not break the chain of sin? Because the sinful dispositions are so deeply embedded in the very nature of every baby born into the world. Thus we are brought into this life with inherent weaknesses that predispose us toward disobedience. Furthermore, we have all yielded to sinful dispositions. Although Yahushua, born in the flesh was born with the same fallen nature, He is the one and only One who never gave way to any of those weaknesses. He lived a totally sanctified life of obedience.

We certainly do not need any instruction in theology to acquaint us with the facts about our fallen nature, for all of us have struggled with memories of failure and compromise. We have desperately tried to blot out scenes of unfaithfulness from our minds, but every such effort has ended in utter defeat.

However, beloved, it is only when the mind has been regenerated through the process of complete faith in Messiah Yahushua can the individual be brought under the effective control of the Ruach HaKodesh, being Hebrew for the Holy Spirit. Only in this way may the very intents of the heart can be sanctified and brought into harmony with YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, without the transforming of Grace and being “born again” …

“There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Judeans. This man came to Yahushua by night and said to Him, ‘Teacher, we know that You are a teacher come from Elohim; for no one can do these signs that You do unless Elohim is with him. Yahushua answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of Elohim.” Yochanan - John 3:1-3.

The Holy Spirit:

I am sure that you will be well aware, that it is so much easier to deal with the external rather than the internal. Those who are well-disciplined may be able to force themselves to act correctly on the outside, even when the inward desires are at war with their outward conduct. The blessed Word of Elohim teaches us, that this conflict must cease between how we think and how we act. A true believer in Messiah Yahushua will be in control and thus be the same in both mind and body!

Of course, there are many who are convinced that they are christians and faithful believer, just because they act in a certain way and conform to certain church (denomination) principles. In other words, their lifestyle and behaviour identifies them as not of this world. Or, maybe, does it? Can we always recognise a true child of the Saviour by their conduct? Perhaps we can over a period of time, but pretenders are able to deceive most of us for some time. However, in due course the very nature behind the good works will be revealed, and the charade is shown for what it really is, false and pretentious! The prophet Yeshayahu - Isaiah wrote;

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword’; For the mouth of YHVH has spoken.’” Yeshayahu - Isaiah 1:19-20.

Indeed there are some people who are, well “obedient” without being “willing,” for those two must go together, and of course their fruit will soon exposed as being completely artificial. Thus, what does this teach us? It teaches us that two mistakes can be made concerning those who keep Elohim’s Law carefully. We might wrongly assume they are legalists because they look so seriously upon the slightest disobedience, or we might wrongly assume they are true believers just because they show zeal for conforming to the law. Well the Pharisees were just like that and what did Yahushua say about most of them?

“Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” Mattityahu - Matthew 23:27-28.

Always remember what Yahushua our beloved Saviour said;

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” Yochanan - John 15:5.

The above contains a wonderful truth and therefore beloved, we should understand the fullness and the positive reality, which is given to us in Philippians; 4:13,

“Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Messiah who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:12-13.

Here we see a man who has seen both sides of life, hunger and need, yet he fully understands that he “can do all things through Messiah” who is his strength!

Surrender and Enter in Victory?

Although it is not possible for one who is in the world to become a spiritual being, for this kind of transformation can only happen to those who have accepted Messiah Yahushua as their Master and Saviour! For it is by yielding our will to His higher power from above, we can be delivered from the bondage of the flesh. The entire being is made captive to the Spirit of Elohim, and we are able to think His thoughts after Him. The Apostle Shaul - Paul declares that we can partake of the divine nature and have the mind of our beloved Saviour. Again and again, the process is described as a surrendering of the will and a giving up of our own way.

“And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to Elohim as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to Elohim.” Romans 6:13.

Shaul - Paul further described the surrender process as a literal crucifixion of the self-nature. He said, “I have been impaled with Messiah” and “I die daily” 1 Corinthians 15:31.

I have been impaled with Messiah; it is no longer I who live, but Messiah lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of Elohim, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20.

Therefore beloved, once we have made our commitment to follow Messiah Yahushua, including all His teachings as well as those that were continued by His Apostles, we need to understand that only the Ruach HaKodesh - the Holy Spirit can create the desire to escape from the domination of a sin-loving nature. Only living a life in the will of our blessed Messiah, can bring us to the point of being willing to give up every indulgence of our past corrupt, fallen nature, thank you Father I praise You!

As our mind and will cooperates with the Ruach HaKodesh - the Holy Spirit, what tends to happen is a faith reckoning renders the deathblow to the old man of sin. Then life opens up to a sweet, triumphant infilling of a new loving and a Spiritual power. All those past idols disappear as they are dethroned from the heart. There will be no more secrets from Elohim, no longer anything to hide or to be ashamed of, and finally, you will no longer live a life of defeatism as a way of life. Joyfully we put aside the ornaments of self and that of the world, and allow more capacity for the loving character of Messiah to be revealed, as you “let your light so shine before men!”

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Mattityahu - Matthew 5:16.

Even though there are brief superficial pleasures in a life of sin, those indulgences cannot be compared with the delight of following Yahushua. The life of self-makes the believer’s path seem dark and fearsome, but when self is surrendered and impaled on that stake, the narrow road is filled with joy unspeakable!

Miserable christians:

Every time you see an unhappy christian you are looking at someone who simply has not as yet surrendered to the Truth of the Word of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, for they are bound to a church system that was founded by sorcerer, who was rejected by Shime’on - Peter, as this sorcerer attempted to buy an apostleship, having pretended to be a believer as well and even been immersed. But he only had eyes on the “miracles” he saw done by the Apostles in the Name of Yahushua, and nothing else! See Acts chapter 8 as well as my study regarding this man who became the First Bishop (pope) of Rome. Church people continue to live in a belief, which is far from the truth, as so much of it comes directly from … “Satan, who deceives the whole world” (Revelation 12:9). And it fills the inward life of the flesh, in order that, the self can be allowed to survive.

There can be no peace in a divided loyalty, for those who have not submitted to the true and actual Messiah and Saviour Yahushua, will continue to carry their pagan Roman based faith like a heavy burden. They remind me of the Hindu processions I have observed in Varanasi and I saw this over again and again on countless crowded streets throughout India. The priests and devotees staggered along, bearing heavy-idols on their shoulders. Just occasionally they would stop and have a short rest, and it was an obvious relief to put down their idol to rest momentarily due to the heavy weight of these idols. These scenes are repeated in countless Italian and other Roman Catholic countries in Europe, Asia and South America as similar processions travel through villages, towns and cities!

The prophet Yeshayahu - Isaiah described the very same thing in his day, for he must have seen very similar scenes. He wrote;

“They lavish gold out of the bag … and he makes it an idol. They prostrate themselves, yes, they worship it. They bear it on their shoulder, they carry it and set it in its place and it stands; From its place it shall not move. Though one cries out to it, yet it cannot answer nor save him out of his trouble.” Yeshayahu - Isaiah 46:6-7.

How accurately this describes what I have not just seen in India, but also in Italy and Spain, the point is their little and useless god is so helpless that they had to carry it from place to place. They attempted to make this nothing god as beautiful looking as possible, with a great deal of gold, just like those living in India wearied themselves with the effort to move it to another location. It was a burden that they were relieved to be rid of when they stopped to rest.

What kind of religion is it that must be painfully endured and borne like some miserable weight? I have seen professed Christians with that same kind of experience. They have a religion that seems to do nothing for them but to make them weary and disgruntled. They are like the man with a headache. He did not want to cut off his head, but it hurt him to keep it. These people don’t want to give up their religion, but it is painful to keep it.

There is only one explanation for this kind of bizarre situation. It is abnormal in the extreme, christians believe that they should be the happiest people in the world, but they are really not, all because the self has not been surrendered to He who is the true and the one and Only Saviour!

Come back now to the text in Yeshayahu - Isaiah where the prophet described the idol processions of his day. The fact is, that it was not Yeshayahu - Isaiah speaking but YaHVaH Elohim Himself, blessed be His Sanctified be His Name. In verse 7 He said, concerning the idol of their gods, “they carry him.” Now read some three verses earlier, where Elohim declared to Israel;

“Even to your old age, I am He, and even to (your) gray hairs (old age) I will carry you! I have made and I will bear; Even I will carry and will deliver you.” Yeshayahu - Isaiah 46:4.

Come Back to the Faith of THE Blessed Scriptures:

Which Elohim do you serve today? What kind of religion and faith will you profess? Beloved, we can only serve Elohim or the self. When you unreservedly surrender that spoiled, greedy, indulgent the self the end will be - to be put to death, you may consider yourself dead to the sins which the self promotes.

For those who live a life in true faith, life without dying to a life of the I me and myself is just as miserable as struggling to carry a pagan god. In fact, when the self has not been given up to the death of the Stake (cross) on Golgotha, it will come between you and the Saviour. The constant strain of trying to subdue that self-will by human effort can wear out the most determined believer.

But, beloved, what occurs when faith claims victory over the world, as well as over the flesh and Satan? We will be relieved of that massive strain because Elohim promises to carry us.

Thanks be to Elohim which gives us the victory through our Master Yahushua the Messiah.” 1 Corinthians 15:57.

And this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith” 1 Yochanan - 1 John 5:4.

I have made and I will bear; Even I will carry and will deliver you.” Yeshayahu - Isaiah 46:4.

As you can well imagine t is not hard to understand that Satan’s most powerful efforts are aimed at the exaltation of “the self.” He can only control the individuals who continue to feed on the “carnal nature.” Have you ever thought about this matter, but in a way, our greatest enemy seem to have a computer list of self-related indulgences that Satan constantly holds out to the fallen human race. Each category has been carefully aimed and adapted to exploit the particular weakness of “the self-nature” that Satan recognises that is to be found so easily in each member of Adam’s family. Perhaps some of the most appealing subtitles in his list would include self-righteousness, self-dependence, self-seeking, self-pleasing, self-will, self-defence, and self-glory.

Elohim has allowed Satan to be the temporary prince of this world, thus Satan has inspired an avalanche of material that focuses on developing the love of the self, and those things that are pleasing to the self. And as history has proved, that has always included false gods and fake religions! Counsellors of every stripe and hue urge us to improve our self-worth and our self-esteem. Amazingly, even ministers preach sermons around their interpretation of loving our neighbours as we love ourselves. But if you look closely at their past, this kind of teaching are perversions of the Scriptural truths! How can we seek to esteem and exalt that which we are told to subdue and then have preachers make a call during WWI and WW2 for their men to go and fight for their countries and take up arms and of course these so-called christians are forced to kill others?

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” Mattityahu - Matthew 5:43-44.

Those who are the true faithful in Messiah Yahushua fully understand the above and will never take up any arms and fight, for we will pray for those who come against us, regardless the outcome, for we will always be in His care! Those in faith will uphold the Sabbath Day as was appointed from the very beginning, given unto all mankind, and upheld by all who believed in the Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth. We know well that long before Israel arrived at Mount Sinai the Sabbath was upheld, for they were told to collect a double portion of manna on a Friday, for nothing was permitted to be collected on the Sabbath! And remember Mt. Sinai had not been reached yet, thus so much for priests, ministers, and pastors saying, that; “This is a law only for the Jews given at Mt. Sinai.” Beloved, this is one of the many lies they tell! As we should all know, Messiah Yahushua, our beloved Saviour who was placed and nailed to that hideous Stake, and He then gave his Life, after which they pierce His side, all of which happened on the “Day of Preparation” being the Day the Passover Lamb is slain, and Yahushua died at the very same time as the Passover Lamb was killed in the Temple, thus the faithful in Yahushua, like Messiah did throughout His life, as did the Apostles for their entire lives and the faithful in Yahushua unto this very day, uphold the Passover Feast, in remembrance of His Death and His resurrection! The church has that little pagan festival easter, which has nothing to do with our beloved Saviour, that hideous sexually based festive day is over three thousand years old! Come back to the truth of His Word and be made whole again and out of the clutches of Satan’s hands!

Then there is of course, a sense in which we need to recognize our value in the sight of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name. He counted every one of us as more precious than His own Life. But that objective recognition is entirely distinct from the basic self-centeredness of the fallen human race. Elohim can love us in spite of our inherited weaknesses and indulged carnal appetites, but the closer we come to know Yahushua as our Master and Saviour, the less we even tend to have any desires to our past perverse ways. In fact, as we enter into our new life in Him, then through the Ruach HaKodesh, or the Holy Spirit, the confidence we placed in the flesh will be entirely shifted to our beloved Saviour. In describing the new-birth experience, Shaul - Paul compared it to spiritual circumcision.

“For we are the circumcision, who worship Elohim in the spirit and rejoice in Messiah Yahushua and have no confidence in the flesh.” Philippians 3:3.

Beloved, the truth is that “the self’ is no longer important; the flesh has no strength to control the life or fulfil its own will. The song of our lives should now be;

“Have Your Own way, YHVH, have Your Own way. For You are the Potter; I am the clay.” Elohim grant us this experience.

Also Read Simon - The First Bishop of Rome & Yahushua or Jesus

 

What Day is the Real Sabbath! – The Truth about Easter & Christmas

 

“Teach me Your way, O YHVH. I will walk in Your truth.
UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR YOUR NAME!”

Tehillim – Psalms 86:11

 

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