For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matthew 5:18
PRE-AMBLE by Robert
With all of the latest releases, a question becomes apparent. How many commandments do our daily walks break? How are we influenced to break them?
Keep in mind God’s words are eternal and apply today as they did when spoken to Moses.
Here are the Ten Commandments to observe while contemplating your answers.
And God spake all these words, saying,
I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour’s.
Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert.
I have pondered on this excerpt from “ARE YOU MERCHANDISE?” “IF SO WHY?”, published March 3, 2018, in WordPress.com It represents something different for each individual, however, it is a reflection we all need to see. “In our previous article, the Holy Spirit leads us to the Apostle John’s letters arming us, with the truth “Yeshua,” was the Word showing us God’s mind and the “Light who will guide our steps through this world. John equipped us with the most potent weapon there is “God’s word” as the two-edged sword and instructions on how to use it properly. He shows we are able to recognize the false teachers and prophets operating within the “Den of Wolves.” And encourages believers, to seek them out and bring His children out of their grasp one by one.
In this article, “GOD’S WORD IS ETERNAL!” the Holy Spirit revealed (2Peter 2), where we find the Apostle identifying in this Book and Chapters, the basis for the false teachings in the Worldly Churches of today.“
The first question is “How?” What does the enemy “have or use,” which would allow his minions to operate in our assemblies and lives so successfully? To the point, the leaders of these churches are embracing actions God saw as vile affections and gave those involved up to a reprobate mind so they might remain in those actions. We now find an attempt morally and socially to have them being excepted as a normal life and a part of the Worldly Church. Remember, God, will not have enmity in His presence or temples, where he would be present through the Holy Spirit.
My research brought me to this commentary from Matthew Henry (1662 – 1774) “The way in which God recovers and secures his interest in men is by giving them an understanding, for by that door he enters into the soul and gains possession of it.” (2Samuel 22:31).
Now we also know the enemy will and does counterfeit all of our Fathers moves with the opposite effect. In this case, I speculate the enemy would using the same doorway to Yeshua’s followers, for his purpose, subjugate and bring the individual or the Eklessia into the passivity of their conscience.
With this knowledge, I brought Matthew Henry’s (1662 – 1774) comments forward to shed some light on this subject of how Satan’s minions as impure seducers and their abandoned followers, give themselves up to their own fleshly minds.
“Refusing to bring every thought to the obedience of Christ, they act against God’s righteous precepts. They walk after the flesh, they go on in sinful courses and increase to higher degrees of impurity and wickedness. They also despise those whom God has set in authority over them, and requires them to honour.“
“Outward temporal good things are the wages sinners expect and promise themselves. And none have more cause to tremble, than those who are bold to gratify their sinful lusts, by presuming on the Divine grace and mercy. Many such there have been, and are, who speak lightly of the restraints of God’s law and deem themselves freed from obligations to obey it. Let Yeshua’s followers stand at a distance from such.“
CLOSING STATEMENT by Robert
It now, becomes clear we must find an example to lay before those who have succumbed to the wiles of Satan’s minions their false teachings and temptations. There has to be a concrete example and demonstration which sheds Yeshua’s light. However, a further explanation is required as there are many who believe those under salvation cannot be swayed or deceived.
First, there must be an understanding, about our commitment to repentance and the depth and role it plays in receiving and retaining Salvation. For an answer, I referred to Jesse Penn Lewis’s book “War On The Saints”, Ninth Edition published unabridged, in 1973. on page 49 under the heading of “FAITHFULNESS TO LIGHT NOT SUFFICIENT SAFEGUARD AGAINST DECEPTION.” We find the following wisdom from Ms. Penn-Lewis. “Believers who are true and faithful, and honest, can be deceived by Satan, and his deceiving spirits for the following reasons,”
- When a man becomes a child of God, by the regenerating power of the Spirit, giving him new life as he trusts in the atoning work of Yeshua, he does not at the same time receive a fulness of knowledge, either of God, himself, or the devil.
- The mind which by nature is darkened (Eph. 4:18) and under a veil created by Satan (2Cor.4:4) is only renewed, and the veil destroyed, “up to the extent the light of truth penetrates it,” and according to the measure in which the man is able to apprehend it.
- A Believer who is “true” and “faithful” up to the knowledge he has, must be open to deception in the sphere where he is ignorant of the “devices” of the devil (2Cor.2:11), and what he is able to do. A “true” and ” faithful believer is liable to be “deceived”, by the devil because of his ignorance.
- The thought God will protect a believer from being deceived if he is “true and faithful,” is in itself a “deception,” because it throws a man off guard, and ignores the fact there are conditions on the part of the believer which have to be fulfilled for God’s working. God does not do anything “instead of man” but by the “man’s co-operation” with Him. Neither does He undertake to make up for a man’s “ignorance,” when He has provided knowledge for him which will prevent him from being deceived.
- Yeshua would not have warned His disciples “Take heed… be not deceived” if there had been no danger of deception, or if God had undertaken to keep them from deception apart from their “taking heed,” and their knowledge of such danger.
- Finally, the knowledge it is possible to be deceived keeps the mind open to truth, and light from God; and is one of the primary conditions for the keeping power of God: whereas a closed mind to light and truth, is a certain guarantee of deception by Satan at his earliest opportunity.
We should recognize the earlier mentioned required example is found within Abraham’s justification. The Apostle Paul uses (Romans 4:1-25). “Abraham believed God,” and that was accounted to him for “righteousness” (Galatians 3:6) that is, his faith fastened upon “the word and promise” of God, and upon “his believing he was owned and accepted of God” as a righteous man. As on this account, he is represented as the “father of the faithful,” so the Apostle Paul would have us know, those who are of “faith” are the “children of Abraham“ (Galatians 3:7), not according to the flesh, but according to the promise and, consequently, you are “justified” in the same way he was. Abraham was justified by “faith,” and recognize so are “YOU“.
Here, I turned to the commentary of Matthew Henry on (2Corth.4:8-18) “How their sufferings, and patience under them, are declared, (2 Corinthians 4:8-12). The apostles were great sufferers; therein they followed their Master: Yeshua had told them that in the world they should have tribulation, and so they had; yet they met with wonderful support, great relief, and many allays of their sorrows “We are,” says the apostle, “troubled on every side, afflicted many ways, and we meet with almost all sorts of troubles; yet not distressed.
We are not hedged in nor cooped up because we can see help in God, and help from God, and have liberty of access to God “Again,” We are perplexed, often uncertain, and in doubt what will become of us, and not always without anxiety in our minds on this account; yet not in despair (2 Corinthians 4:8), even in our greatest perplexities, knowing that God is able to support us and to deliver us, and in him, we always place our trust and hope “Again.”
We are persecuted by men, pursued with hatred and violence from place to place, as men not worthy to live; yet not forsaken of God, (2 Corinthians 4:9). Good men may be sometimes forsaken of their friends, as well as persecuted by their enemies; but God will never leave them nor forsake them.
Again, “We are sometimes dejected, or cast down; the enemy may in a great measure prevail, and our spirits begin to fail us; there may be fears within, as well as fightings without; yet we are not destroyed,” (2 Corinthians 4:9). Still, they were preserved and kept their heads above water.
Note, Whatever condition the children of God may be in, in this world, they have a “but not” to comfort themselves with; their case sometimes is bad, yea very bad, but not so bad as it might be. The apostle Paul speaks of their sufferings as constant, and as a counterpart of the sufferings of Yeshua, (Corinthians 4:10.)
“Beloved” I beseech you, as sojourners and pilgrims” the Believer, looks for life eternal. In comparison, thereof the best things of this time are of little account, while the evil of the world renders it no safe resting-place. It is but as lodging for a brief night, and at dawn, the Pilgrim sets forward for his true home. Those as Pilgrims within this journey through the darkness of this world and the Den of Wolves, bid fellow travellers a safe, prosperous journey, with “God’s Speed.” those within the spirit will know the significance of this Salutation.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble
servant obedient to our Lord Yeshua as a “Watchman.” I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua.“ “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. In the name of Yeshua, we pray Amen and Amen.