When we find ourselves in different life situations which spiritually appear as wilderness, there is an extreme example we can draw on. Knowing that trouble in our regular day to day life can be overcome by relying faithfully on the “words of God.” Thus being proven through the temptations Satan put upon Yeshua who relied upon the words of God in faith knowing His Father was with him. Yeshua knew that when he spoke “man should not live by bread alone” His Father was right there for Him. Yeshua knew when stated “we should not tempt God” His Father was there for Him. Yeshua knew when he rebuked Satan His Father was there with him.
Each temptation was a measure of Yeshua’s Faith as it would be for me, you or all in the world, believer or non-believer. I recognize these are personal temptations for Yeshua. However, I too can use my faith in the words of God in any situation presented or threatened to be given in the name of evil we need to choose how to face it either spiritually or physically.
This article is a followup to the message we received to do an audit of our faith and know where it is we stand within that Faith. We have been warned that an in-depth testing of our Faith the teachings we follow and those who are teaching is about to be upon us shortly. Thus finding yourself in the “Desert” as the saying goes being fired to see what metal you’re made of and being purified. We find ourselves currently in a spiritual desert being presented many temptations and fair speeches, and false teachings which will if accepted eat away like gangrene. If we have taken the warning to heart and conducted the audit, we will have an indication of where we stand in our faith and its’ depth and will also know how to use it against those various temptations and tribulations we’re about to be faced with.
The question, “have you been honest” about what you have found or are you placating yourself to satisfy the four fleshly desires Pride, Vanity, Luxury, and Sensuality? Here a careful assessment must be exercised on the part of all who have heard and proceeded with the audit. I firmly believe we need to go back to the basics of our belief: https://i0.wp.com/romboughrobert.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp-1489857334080.jpg?ssl=1&w=450
So in returning to the basics, the Ten Commandments we now have a blueprint to use, so we stay in the spirit and not fall into the fleshly walk of Pride, Vanity, Luxury, and Sensuality.
Each commandment is a guideline an example “Neither shall thou steal.” What immediately comes to mind is physical items which might be possessed. We need to go deeper with all the commandments and recognize; there can be theft in the spirit as well. The best example I can cite here is adultery which can be committed in the heart Matthew 5:28, But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. I believe the Lord is asking us to consider our Spiritual actions as part of our audit not just what we recognize as physical deeds. The commandments are the foundation by which we truly need to build our walk with Yeshua. The teachings of the Holy Spirit through the Scriptures will develop our Faith and will light the Lord’s footsteps for us to follow. They will assist in the defining of our position with Yeshua.
Remember I stated in the first article this audit is a personal one, as is our walk with Yeshua since no two walks will be the same nor should they be. However, the resulting ending to those walks will have the same results judgment before God’s throne whether believer or nonbeliever.
Yeshua details the blessings one will receive spiritually if we place our foot in His footprints but also cautions what to expect if you do choose to follow His teachings and proceed in His footsteps (Matthew 5:10-11) Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. v11) Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. So armed with this knowledge when doing your audit understand the deeper you go with it, the greater the revile is going to be but as well the blessings. Here is a look at what is to come for those who do not walk with the Lord Spiritually. Including those who believe they are walking in Salvation but have not confirmed their walk is in the Spirit and not the flesh. They may find when the temptations and tribulations confront them they are walking in Pride, Vanity, Luxury, and Sensuality which the Father sees as a form of personal idolatry.
The Lord speaks about those who do not walk Spiritually, in Ezekiel 14:1-8 and in 2Peter 2:1-22. Here is a glimpse in 2Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his vomit again, and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Initially, I wondered why the Lord had included all in this message through preceding verses it is becoming manifest His love for all is apparent yet we know many will miss finding it.
John Gill (23 Nov 1697 – 14 Oct 1771) English Baptist writer and theologian identifies those who would be a godly man according to the notation of the word is one that has received grace and mercy of the Lord, as pardoning mercy, justifying and adopting grace; and who has principles of grace, goodness, and holiness, wrought in him; who fears the Lord, and serves him acceptably, with reverence and godly fear, and sorrows for sin, after a godly sort; who loves the Lord, and hopes and believes in him; who are regenerated and sanctified by the Spirit of God, and is a true worshipper of God and lives in all holy conversation and godliness; and particularly is “beneficent”, “kind”, and “merciful” unto men: such may be said “cease” when there are but a few of them; when their number is greatly reduced either by death or when such have seemed, and have been thought to be so, prove otherwise: in view of which, the Psalmist prays for help and salvation.
Matthew Henry identifies what would be considered making the times bad. Ask the children of the world what it is in their account that makes the times bad, and they will tell you, Scarcity of money, the decay of trade, and the desolations of war make the times dangerous. But the Scripture lays the badness of the times upon causes of another nature. We see those causes described by Matthew Henry in 2Timothy 3: Men love to gratify their own lusts, more than to please God and do their duty. When every man is eager for what he can get and anxious to keep what he has, this makes men dangerous to one another. When men do not fear God, they will not regard man. When children are disobedient to their parents, that makes the times perilous. Men are unholy and without the fear of God, because unthankful for the mercies of God. We abuse God’s gifts if we make them the food and fuel of our lusts.
CLOSING COMMENTS by Robert
When you look at the definitions and see how they possibly apply to today’s society, it is not difficult to understand why Yahweh is calling us back to His laws. I see one man from the 17th Century describing what a God loving, fearing person should be. The second specifying what a person who is walking contrary to God’s calling would appear as. Both I believe what they were identifying describes our society and its current walk with God. They unknowingly I am surmising have identified what Political Correctness has brought us in 2Timothy 3: For men shall be lovers of their selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful. Unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away.
Now looking at this description, I can see our modern day politicians, country leaders journalists, environmentalists, Judges, those caught up in environmental movements in this group, some of the leaders in the Worldly churches, but more than anything many of the population.
Remember I am just the messenger and obedient servant of our Lord Yeshua. I publish what he shows me I believe even though we have been called to clean up our act and get back to walking with Yahweh in his laws being saved by Grace.
God’s blessings to all and may he bring the spirits of discernment and understanding upon all who read so what is revealed will be nourishment for your spirits and food for the soul.