Open Letter to:
Muslims, Jews, Christians, Catholics,
Cults, Yahweh's, Messianics,
Mormons, and Witnesses
From: Jim Searcy
Dear Friend -
Presumption is closely related to pride. Most specifically it is a form of spiritual pride which presumes a privileged position with the L-rd. It is undue confidence in and attention to one's own skills, accomplishments, state, possessions, or position. Presumption is easier to recognize than to define, easier to recognize in others than in oneself. Many biblical words describe this concept, each with its own emphasis. Some of the synonyms include arrogance, conceit, self-satisfaction, boasting, and high-mindedness. All of these may be found in the scripture twisting, and doctrines of men, producing the doctrines of "identity" or racial "supremacist" movements.
Presumption is the opposite of humility, the proper attitude one should have in relation to G-d.
6:8 He hath showed thee, O man, what is good;
and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly,
and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Presumptuous "supremacists" do not think it necessary to ask forgiveness because they do not admit their sinful condition. This attitude toward God finds expression in one's attitude toward others, often causing people to have a low estimate of the ability and worth of others and therefore to treat them with either contempt or cruelty. Presumption and pride may be considered to be the root and essence of sin. Perhaps it is sin in its final form. In either case, it is a grievous sin.
"Boasting" can be committed only in the presence of other persons (1 John 2:16; Jas. 4:16).
"Haughtiness" or "arrogance" measures self as above others (Mark 7:23; Luke 1:51; Rom. 1:30; 2 Tim. 3:2; Jas. 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5) and the "identity & supremacist" groups measure themselves above others. They blame others and excuse themselves.
Presumption refers primarily to the attitude of one's heart. First Timothy 3:6; 6:4; and 2 Timothy 3:4 use a word literally meaning "to wrap in smoke." It emphasizes the plight of the one who has been blinded by presumption. Presumption is where one finds the roots of the "identity" and "supremacist" movements.
Presumption may appear in many forms. Some of the more common are pride of race, and spiritual pride. Yeshua, (Jesus), denounced pride of race in Luke 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
The parable of the Pharisee and the publican was directed at those guilty of spiritual pride, the ones who "trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others" (Luke 18:9).
Those who think
that ALL dreams and visions are from G-d, should consider:
2 Cor 11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
2 Cor 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
2 Cor 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (ALL dreams and visions from G-d??????)
2 Cor 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
In the "time of Jacob's trouble" not only is the G-d of Jacob our refuge and strength, but He gives us a never failing tool of discernment. Just begin speaking of your love for the Jew. This issue is so demonically supercharged, that no Luciferian operative can help but blow their cover if you continue to express how essential it is to love the Jews, as the whole world turns against them. Anti-Semitism is antichrist and anti-G-d. It is impossible for a true Christian to hate the Jew. Jesus is THE JEW. The Bible is a Jewish book. Anyone who hates Jews or any man, who has been made in the image of God, is more closely aligned with Lucifer or Satan, than the True G-d.
Who is Messiah? This has always been controversial. Is He the preexistent Creator G-d, or was He created. In Him we live and move and have our being. Orthodox Christology or Orthodox Messiah Identity is NOT a non essential doctrine. Heterodox Theology is other than Orthodox - Like the Jehovah's Witnesses believe that there was G-d and shortly after there was G-d, that there was Yeshua, or that Yeshua was a creature rather than the Creator. Lucifer's great prophet Mohammed, would not even give Yeshua that much glory. He taught that Yeshua was a prophet. He elevated himself to an even higher status than Yeshua. Many Pharasees today make the same most self destructive of all errors.
Can such beliefs be allowed and tolerated within the Body of Messiah?
John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who
confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a
deceiver and an antichrist.
2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
2 John 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
2 John 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Anyone who runs ahead, who does not continue in the teaching of Messiah does not have G-d. He is not talking ethics. He is talking about the nature of Messiah. That is, who the real person and nature of Yeshua the Messiah is.
IF YOU LOSE YESHUA, YOU LOSE GOD, and win the lake of fire. If you have a faith which is not built on who the historical Yeshua is, G-d who has come in the flesh, not as an appearance, not as a spirit or angel, not as a teacher or prophet, not as an anointed man, but THE ONE who truly has come as G-d, Almighty Yahweh Creator, in the FLESH, you lose everything. The genuine incarnation of the divine person becoming humanity is Who Yeshua IS.
That is the REAL YESHUA. Many deceivers were already in the world who did not acknowledge that Almighty G-d, Creator, Yahweh, has come in the flesh were in the world in John's time and that is the reason for his second epistle.
Running ahead means that there will be some people who feel more enlightened. They run on ahead to be more bold in their Messianic faith. They have the courage and enlightenment to believe that Messiah is not really G-d, the Creator. That they have a deeper insight into the true truth of who the Messiah really is. They have run ahead of the rest of the body which has not yet caught up or really figured it out.
Sometimes they may be open regarding their more advanced doctrine and more often than not they will try to stay in the body and only share their more advanced doctrine with those whom they may really trust.
I have a friend named Chris from Canada. Suppose that I were to sincerely believe that Ray was my friend Chris from Canada. Even if I were to sincerely believe that Ray were Chris from Canada, even if I wrote papers about it and started a Chris from Canada fan club, and even bring Chris (Really Ray) to the annual Chris from Canada fan club meeting......I would not have Chris from Canada, because Chris is a real person with a nature quite different.
If you have a doctrine of Yeshua, no matter how sincere you are, no matter how convinced you are, that is not grounded in who and what is the NATURE of that historical person is, you have nothing. You have a faith built on a Yeshua that never was. Do you understand?
It can get no more serious..... John is talking about the nature of Messiah. That is who the real person and nature of Yeshua is. IF YOU LOSE YESHUA, YOU LOSE GOD. If you have a faith which is NOT built on who the historical Yeshua is, you have nothing. Yeshua is, G-d who has come in the flesh, not as an appearance, not as a spirit or angel, not as a teacher or prophet, not as an anointed man, but THE ONE who truly has come as G-d, Almighty Yahweh Creator, in the FLESH. The genuine incarnation of the divine person becoming humanity is Who Yeshua IS. That is the REAL YESHUA.
Yeshua is a real person. He tangibly walked this earth and was as real as George Washington, George Bush, or George Foreman. If you do not have a right doctrine of Who Yeshua is, than you are believing in a Yeshua who never existed, and your faith is totally completely worthless. It is like believing in Harvey the six foot invisible rabbit. It is important. In fact I know of nothing more important than KNOWING Yeshua. Do you have any idea what you are in for at judgment if Yeshua says "depart from me, I never knew you."?
This communication is a letter of the love of Yahweh to you. The love of Yahweh may only be perceived, and the person of Yeshua may only be KNOWN by the Spirit of Truth.
1 Cor 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of G-d calleth Yeshua accursed: and that no man can say that Yeshua, (Jesus) is the L-rd, (The Creator not a creature), but by the Ruach Ha Kodesh, Holy Ghost, (The Spirit of Truth).
That is why I am trying with all diligence to directly communicate to you the great peril to which some may have come. We have got to KNOW the Yeshua who is the Creator. Just call the Yeshua who is a creature......Harvey. No problem. Knowing a Yeshua who is a creature and not the Creator is as good as Harvey, anointed, intellectualized, spiritualized or otherwise. Run to the Real Yeshua as fast as you can. You should know how late it is. Become a United Pentecostal if you must, but get to KNOW the Yeshua who is the Creator. The creature Yeshua is really Harvey, and even if he is not, that is OK. On the other hand if you believe the Creator is a creature, you don't KNOW Yeshua, He will declare He never knew you, you have not been born again, you do not KNOW Yahweh, because the only way you can KNOW Yahweh, is by KNOWING the real Yeshua. You can not KNOW God unless you KNOW the real Yeshua. This is more serious than life or death. Your eternal life or the eternal lake of fire hang in the balance.
What I believe is summarized in 4 simple foundational principles upon which my understanding of the doctrine of Messiah stands:
1) Yahweh is the One True Elohim. (G-d is G-d. This simple statement is really quite profound. Remember He is Echad, not Yachid.)
2) Yahweh can't lie. (Only thing He can't do is lie. Satan, Lucifer, is the liar.)
3) Yahweh does not change. (Yeshua Messiah the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
4) If Yahweh said it will happen, it will happen exactly as He said, because of Who it is that said it. Makes no difference if I agree. Makes no difference if I like it or not. Makes no difference if my theology agrees or not.
I ask you: Has G-d ever seemed distant or unreachable? Have you ever grown cold toward Him, quit praying and reading the Bible, wanted your own way? Let me tell you why it happened:
You were not close to Yahweh because you didn't fully understand how to bring your soul into rest! You never understood what it means to be accepted in Yeshua Messiah - to rely on His righteousness and not your own.
Yeshua said, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light" (Matthew 11:28-30).
Messiah is telling us very plainly: "Don't attempt to take on a walk with Me until you are at rest in your soul!"
If you do not have this rest - this wonderful confidence in what the Word of Yahweh says Yeshua did for you - His yoke won't be easy or light. On the contrary, you will spend your time striving in the flesh to please Yahweh. You will go from hot to cold - living with unnecessary guilt and shame! I Believe the Key Lies in Yeshua's Words: Learn of Me!" Yeshua is speaking here of the discipline of learning who He is and what He accomplished on the Cross. He is saying, "You have to have a knowledge of what I've done for you. Then, once your soul is at rest, you can take on My yoke. So, learn of Me!"
Yet we don't want this kind of discipline. We want the easy way! We're like schoolchildren who want to stay on the playground rather than go back into the classroom. We'll spend years disciplining ourselves in learning to become a doctor, a nurse, a minister, a teacher. We know that any career or calling takes great study and effort. But when it comes to actually serving Yeshua, we choose to be airheads! We follow Him as spiritual simpletons.
Perhaps today you testify, "I'm reading my Bible now and praying a little each day. I'm doing battle in my life and at home. I'm trying hard to do better!"
I am compelled by the Spirit of Truth to tell you straight: That is not enough! None of these things will keep you through the coming storm. It's not enough to try hard, to make promises to Yahweh, to strive and struggle to be better. It's not enough to say, "I'm more diligent than before."
No - it's all about going after a revelation of what Yeshua did for you at the Cross!
Something should cry out in all of us: "Oh Yeshua, Your Word says I can live in total rest, peace and security. I don't have to strive in my flesh or live in an up-and-down state, tossed about by guilt or fear. You have set before me the promise of a life at rest. "But I don't have that rest! My life is just the opposite - in constant turmoil, with no steady peace, always unsure. Oh, L-rd, I want Your rest! I desire to have it with everything that's in me. Teach me by Your Spirit how to enter Your rest!"
I know of only one way to enter into this rest. There is a truth that - if understood and appropriated - will usher you into the most glorious peace and security possible on this side of heaven. It is the foundational truth upon which all others are built.
That truth is the doctrine of justification by faith! It is the truth that ends all attacks of insecurity. And it is one doctrine you must understand if you hope to enter into the rest Yeshua offers. We have to know what it means to be justified by faith in Yeshua's work!
I can only touch on the highlights of this wonderful, magnificent truth. Yet I believe Yahweh desires to lead His people further into this divine truth - to give us a foundational strength that will hold us up in the days to come.
Sadly, however, when you mention the subject of "doctrine" to many believers, they turn up their noses. They say, "I don't want to hear all that deep, heavy stuff. Just give me Yeshua!" Yet what they really mean is, "I don't want to spend the time or discipline to learn what Yeshua did at the cross." Too many Messianic believers become only emotionally involved with the Cross and never truly study it. I've heard many preaches deliver emotional appeals about Yeshua on the Cross - about His beatings, the crown of thorns on His head, the spikes driven into His hands. But I believe the preaching of the Cross is about much more than that: It's about what Yeshua did there for all of humankind.
For those who desire to "learn of Him" - who want to understand Yeshua's wonderful work at Calvary - let me try to explain as simply as possible this concept of justification by faith: What Does It Mean to Be Justified Before Yahweh?
things are involved in our justification by the Cross of Yeshua
*First, we have pardon for all our sins. When Yeshua went to the Cross, His blood pardoned us from all guilt and iniquity.
*Second, we are accepted by Yahweh as righteous in Messiah, through faith. This means Yahweh accepts us not because of our works or any good deeds, but on the merits of what Yeshua alone did on the Cross.
"Who shall lay any thing to the charge of Yahweh's elect? It is Yahweh that justifieth" (Romans 8:33). Yet, when we sin, we are accused by two powerful forces.
The first is Satan, whom the Bible calls the accuser:"...(who) accuseth (us) before Yahweh day and night" (Revelation 12:10).
Right now, as you read this, the devil stands before Yahweh, accusing you of every fresh failure, every renewed sin. He brings out a list of all your shortcomings, whether in word or deed, and demands of Yahweh: "If You are holy, then You'll do something about this. If there is any justice in You, You'll judge this person for his sin. You've got to condemn him to the same hell You've dammed me to for my pride!"
Most of the time the devil has a good argument. He's got a right to accuse you because you are guilty - you did sin, you were disobedient.
And that leads to the second powerful force that accuses you: your own conscience. (I won't even mention brothers & sisters who are trying to "help" you.)
"...their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another" (Romans 2:15). You stand before Yahweh with your head hanging low, because you know you've been caught red-handed. Your conscience lets you know, "I am guilty before Yahweh." And Yahweh does not deny our guilt, because He cannot lie. He never sees us as innocent - because we are plainly guilty before Him, caught in the web of sin. Indeed, our justification has nothing to do with our being innocent. When Yahweh pardons us because of the Cross, it is as guilty lawbreakers. He never vindicates us; rather, He forgives us - pardoning our sins by His grace and mercy alone.
* "I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins" (Isaiah 43:25).
* "...thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back" (Isaiah 38:17).
* "...thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea" (Micah7:19).
Yahweh pardons us because of the blood of Yeshua Messiah. And this pardon is totally undeserved. We deserve hell, judgment, damnation - but Yeshua took all our sins on Himself at the cross and pardoned us completely.
Picture yourself before Yahweh's throne right now. There you stand with no excuse, no alibi. Satan is present as your accuser and prosecutor, reading off the list of charges - with times, places, events, every shameful detail. He makes accusations of pride, presumption, prayerlessness, covetousness, unfaithfulness. And your heart smites you - because you have to admit, "Yes, that's me. I did it all!"
It looks hopeless for you. You know Yahweh's eyes are too holy to look upon sin, and His justice demands that you pay for your crimes against His holiness. You are helpless.
But suddenly, here comes your Lawyer, your Advocate. He stretches forth His nail-scarred hands to you - and you know something is about to happen! He smiles and whispers, "Don't be afraid - none of these charges will stand. You're going to walk out of this courtroom free and fully pardoned. When I'm finished, your accuser won't have one charge left against you!"
Best of all, your Lawyer tells you He has adopted you! He is pleading your case as your Brother. Then He tells you He is the Son of the Judge - so that now you belong to the Judge's family as well! But there is still the matter of justice. What about the charges against you? You listen in absolute wonder as your Advocate pleads your case:
"Judge, You know that I fulfilled the law, living a sinless life. And then I took this person's place, taking on all the punishment for his crimes. Through these nail-scarred hands and My pierced side, blood came forth to blot out all of his transgressions. All these accusations and charges You've heard were put on My back. And I paid the penalty for every one of them.
"Satan, you have no grounds to accuse My child. Each of his sins was placed on Me, and I have fully pardoned them all. He is not guilty - because his faith in the victory of My sacrifice gives him full, complete pardon. You have no case!"
As the devil slinks out of Yahweh's court, you hear the Yeshua cry out: "Who shall lay any thing to the charge of Yahweh's elect? It is Yahweh that justifieth" (Romans 8:33). The First Part of Justification Is the Pardon Of Our Sins by Grace - And the Second Part Is Our Acceptance Into Yahweh's Beloved!
Paul gives us a list of those unrighteous who will not inherit the kingdom of Yahweh: "...neither fornicators, nor idolaters, not adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves of mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of Yahweh" (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
But then the apostle adds: "And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the L-rd Yeshua, and by the Spirit of Yahweh" (verse 11). How did these people, saved out of such horrible sin, become righteous before Yahweh? What happened to them, that they were no longer evil but, rather, accepted by Yahweh?
First of all, Yahweh is no respecter of persons - not a king, a queen, a president or prime minister; He is not at all impressed by man's honor.
And second, Yahweh is not charmed by any goodness in us. Long prayers, fasting, tithing, Bible Study, benevolent acts - none of these make us righteous or acceptable to Yahweh. Even our "good" flesh - good character, speech, thoughts and deeds - are a stench in His nostrils if used as a plea for our own righteousness.
Yet few of us seem to believe this. For example: When we first came in Messiah, we trusted our sins were forgiven. We believed we were accepted, that we could lay down all guilt and fear. We could say, "I am saved by faith alone in what Yeshua did for me at the Cross!"
But then, as we proceeded in our walk with Yeshua, fresh acts of disobedience befell us. We were crushed by our sins, and we quickly lost our vision of the Cross. We tried to work out our righteousness - to win back Yahweh's favor - by trying harder the next time. But our life then became a nightmarish merry-go-round of sin and confess, sin and confess...
Even today we have the idea that whenever we sin or fail Yahweh, we need to appease Him. We cry a river of tears and promise, "I won't do it again, L-rd." And we sing that old gospel song I so despise: "Forgive me, L-rd, and try me one more time..."
We act as if trying harder in our flesh can save us! We think if we could just reform this flesh of ours, Yahweh would be pleased. So we're constantly working on our old man, to shape him up for a victorious walk in Messiah. But it will never happen!
You see, when Yeshua went to the Cross, He crucified our "old man." And that old man of the flesh has been wiped away in Yahweh's eyes. Instead, there is only one Man left - only One whom Yahweh will deal with - and that is His Son. When Yeshua finished His work on earth and was set down at the right hand of the Father, Yahweh said, "From now on I recognize only one Man, only one righteousness. And anyone who comes to Me must come through Him - My Son. All who would be righteous must accept His righteousness. And anyone who comes to Me must come through Him - My Son. All who would be righteous must accept His righteousness, and no other!"
We are accepted in Yahweh's eyes only by faith in Messiah and His work: "..he hath made us accepted in the beloved" (Ephesians 1:6).
Do you see how important it is to abide in Yeshua - to come to Him quickly whenever you fail? You must learn to run to Him, crying, "Yeshua, I've failed You! I can't work this out. No matter what I do, I can never be recognized before the Father, Yahweh - except as I come to Him in You. My only plea is the blood of Yeshua!"
Some people may answer, "But I paid a high price for the victory I've achieved. I went through a lot of pain and suffering. I fasted, prayed, bit the bullet. And I've put to death my besetting sin. I've successfully put down all my lusts and sinful desires. "But now you're asking me to cast off all this and declare it to be dung? Is my struggle to obey worth nothing to Yahweh? Does He consider all my righteousness, all my hard work as filthy rags?"
Yes! It is all stinking flesh - and none of it will stand before Him. It doesn't matter what you've conquered. Your righteousness will never work as a means of acceptance. There is only one righteousness - and that is the righteousness of Messiah Yeshua! The righteousness and victory achieved by human struggle alone is temporary. Failure soon follows.
"For they being ignorant of Yahweh's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of Yahweh" (Romans 10:3). Paul is saying, "These people have not given up their own works. They are still striving in the flesh to please Yahweh!"
The only way to get into Yahweh's good grace is to admit the truth: "There is no good thing in my flesh, nothing in my good works to merit my salvation. I can't become righteous through anything I do in my own strength. My righteousness is in Messiah alone!" Paul says of the gift of righteousness:
*"...they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Yeshua Messiah..." (Romans 5:17)
* "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of Yahweh in him" (2 Corinthians 5:21).
"But of him are ye in Messiah Yeshua, who of Yahweh is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the L-rd Yeshua." (1 Corinthians 1:30-31).
The only thing we have to boast in is Yeshua - and His great work for us! Jeremiah foresaw the victory of the cross of Messiah. He proclaimed: "In those days Judah shall be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The L-rd, Yeshua, our righteousness" (Jeremiah 33:16).
The prophet was looking forward to our day - to a body of believers who would live in great security of faith. He was saying, "Yahweh's Branch will soon come forth. And through His sacrifice a people will rise up who live in security and peace, because they are able to say, `The L-rd, (Yeshua), is my righteousness.' Justification by faith is the most humbling thing in the world. Some have too much pride. Some are even into presumption, and, of course, will never know or admit that. It is hard to see that Yahweh doesn't accept our flesh - that we must set aside our constant strivings and rest in Yeshua's obedience. Indeed, we must learn to depend wholly on Messiah for all power to obey.
When Paul first revealed this truth, it shook the church. It was incredible news at that time. In fact, some theologians responded, "If I'm pardoned - if Yahweh is so merciful to forgive me freely by faith alone - then let me sin ever more, so Yahweh can enjoy giving me more grace!"
But Paul asked, "...Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?" (Romans 6:1). His answer: "Yahweh FORBID..." Those men didn't understand the gospel. Because of the Cross, Yahweh considered everything about our old flesh-man done away with!
I believe Paul was saying , "Why would any Christian, having been set free from such a dead man, go back and resurrect the corpse? Why go back to a life of sin when Yahweh wants to give you security and peace - to take away all guilt and condemnation? Now, because of the Cross, you can serve Yahweh in joy and gladness. And you can obey Him in a new obligation called love."
"So," you ask, "are we simply to take by faith the righteousness of Yeshua?" Yes, absolutely! That's what the walk in Messiah is all about. It's about resting by faith in what Yeshua accomplished! Our old man is dead, and the new Man is Yeshua. And when we put our faith in Him, Yahweh fully accepts us. He considers us righteous, hidden in the bosom of His dear Son. So, whenever you sin or fail, run quickly to your Lawyer, your Advocate. Confess your failures to Him, and rest in His righteousness.
You may ask, "But, don't good works have any place in this doctrine?" Of course they do - but on this condition: Good works cannot save you, justify you or make you righteous or acceptable to Yahweh. The only thing that saves you is your faith in what Yeshua did!
And what did He do? He saved you, pardoned you, and accepted you in the beloved - warts, sins, failures and all. Yahweh sees you now only in Yeshua Messiah - and that's why we must come to our Savior every time we fall. The blood that forgave and cleansed us the first time we came to Yeshua is the same blood that will continue to keep us until He returns.
are only two kinds of righteousness, True Righteousness and
religious righteousness which is self righteousness. We must be
clothed in true righteousness, that can only be given to us by
G-d, His Righteousness. Religious righteousness is the strange
apparel of Zep 1:8, and self-righteousness is the filthy rags of
Mat 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Mat 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Mat 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
Your intellect, your church membership, your religion, your narrow way walk, is not going to cut it. If you don't have that robe of TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS, you are headed for the outer darkness of the lake of fire. It is only the BLOOD of YESHUA, that can save anyone. Only the real Yeshua. Nothing added, nothing substituted.
Yet, along with this security comes a higher obligation. And that is, we must do all our works not in our own strength or power, but in His:
"... if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live" (Romans 8:13).
The only way to do battle with the flesh is through the Ruach Ha Kodesh, the Holy Ghost! He alone has the power to deliver: "...Yahweh is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way of escape..." (1Corinthians 10:13). If you yield to the Spirit, He will walk you through every battle. He will equip you with all power, wisdom, and authority - everything you need to fight sin!
And once you realize what Yeshua has accomplished on the Cross, you will hate sin more than ever. You will begin to obey Him, pray to Him, yearn for Him joyfully - because He has secured you on the rock of His grace. Then you can say, "Who can accuse me now? Messiah has justified me! I rest in Him as my righteousness."
Will you pray that Yahweh will make this precious doctrine real in your spirit: "Ruach Ha Kodesh, come and open my mind and heart. I want to understand this foundational truth, and not to panic every time the enemy brings something against my soul. Help me not to be tossed about by fear, guilt or condemnation. Rather, help me to stand firm under the Cross of my Savior - who provides me with all rest!"
"...if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Yeshua Messiah the righteous" (1 John 2:1). You've got a Lawyer - so run to Him. Let Him plead your case. And enter into His rest by faith in His wonderful work on your behalf.
If you think that you have been called to be Yahweh's crusader to find the sin, faults, and errors, in the church, you are wrong. The accuser of the brethren's name is not Jim, Stewart, Mohammed, Moses, Jacob, or Israel, it IS Satan. Satan is the accuser of the brethren. Lucifer is the god of all churchianity including yours, and the one in which I was raised. If you have ears to hear the Spirit of Truth saying come out of her my people, give up your religion, and get a relationship with G-d, through the Blood of Messiah Yeshua.
Cor 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish
foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1 Cor 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
Gal 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Phil 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Phil 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
Phil 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the L-rd Yeshua Ha Mashiach, Jesus Christ:
Col 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
2:10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges
of the earth.
Psa 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Psa 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Prepare for Tribulation and look up with Joy. Zep 1:14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. Hold tight to His Cross. The Blood of Yeshua is your NUKE in spiritual warfare. Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Take up your cross and follow Yeshua. Follow no one other than Yeshua! Learn how to give yourself an honest answer to the question "What would Yeshua do?" Stop sinning by His power and KNOWING Him well enough to KNOW "What would Yeshua do?" Hereby we do KNOW that we KNOW Him, IF we keep His commandments. 1 John 2:3 There are still 10 commandments and He never changed the 4th one. Yeshua said "IF you love Me, KEEP my Commandments." and "go and sin no more."
Who Is Yeshua?