Yeshua saith unto him, I am the way the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
What know ye not that he which is joined to a harlot is one body? For two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. (1 Cor. 6:16-17.)
PRE-AMBLE by Robert
Do we utterly understand what is involved when we are adopted and joined to Yeshua through Salvation? Is it clear who in the past we were spiritually attached to as described in the book of Revelation 17:1-15 and who it is we are being adopted by and what will come through the adoption? Indeed, we are shown the gifts and where we will receive them and what they will mean to us when we do. However, there is more to this adoption and what it will bring to us in the future. As we can see through the visions, John relates to us in the book of Revelation 17:1-15.
Matthew Henry (1662 – 1774) in commentary describes what an adoptee (believer) is about to receive here in this life. “Unto every believer is given some gift of grace, for their
mutual help. All is given as seems best to Christ to bestow upon everyone. He received for them that he might give to them a large measure of gifts and graces, particularly the gift of the Holy Ghost. Not a mere head knowledge, or bare acknowledging Yeshua to be the Son of God, but such as brings trust and obedience. There is a fullness in Yeshua, and a measure of that fulness given in the counsel of God to every believer; but we never come to the perfect measure till we come to heaven. God’s children are growing, as long as they are in this world; and the Christian’s growth tends to the glory of Yeshua.
The more a man finds himself drawn out to improve in his station, and according to his measure, all that he has received, to the spiritual good of others, he may the more certainly believe that he has the grace of sincere love and charity rooted in his heart.”
OPENING PRAYER by Robert
Father in heaven, through humility and a lack of understanding we come before your throne to petition for the following. Bring into our walk knowledge, discernment, a spirit of acceptance of your truths as they are revealed to us through the Holy Spirit. Fill us with the courage to move forward as adopted children connected to Yeshua as one. Protect and provide for us Father as we continue our journey to your Eternal life and Glory as adopted children in your family of saints. This we pray in the name of Yeshua Amen and Amen.
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
The Holy Spirit brought me to Ephesians to see and relate a warning given to Ephesus by Paul so we will not fall into the same pitfalls as they did. Paul In Ephesians 2:1-3 provides a description of those pitfalls we need to be aware of as “Modern Day Disciples,” I am previewing V3 for us to see the depth of the warning. “Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Paul charged the Ephesians and is charging us Yeshua’s “Modern Day Disciples” in the name and by the authority of our Lord Yeshua, “That having
professed the gospel, they/we should not be as the unconverted Gentiles, who walked in vain fancies and carnal affections. Do not men, on every side, walk in the vanity of their minds? Must not we then urge the distinction between real and nominal Christians/Believers? They were/are void of all saving knowledge; they sat in darkness and loved it rather than light. They have a dislike and hatred to a life of holiness, which is not only the way of life God requires and approves, and by which we live to him, but which has some likeness to God himself in his purity, righteousness, truth, and goodness. The fact of Yeshua appears in its beauty and power when it appears as in Yeshua. The corrupt nature is called a man; like the human body, it is of divers parts, supporting and strengthening one another. Sinful desires are deceitful lusts; they promise men happiness but render them more miserable; and bring them to destruction, if not subdued and mortified. These,
therefore, must be put off, as an old garment, a filthy garment; they must be overcome and mortified. But it is not enough to shake off corrupt principles; we must have gracious ones. By the new man, is meant the unique nature, the new creature, directed by a new faith, even regenerating grace, enabling a man to lead a new life of righteousness and holiness. This is created, or brought forth by God’s almighty power.
I see this as the acknowledgment of being adopted into the family and connected to Yeshua as one. Now hearing from Matthew Henry (1662 – 1774) it is revealed how to accept the adoption into the family and be received into the arms of Yeshua becoming as one. “Notice the
particulars wherewith we should adorn our Believers profession. Take heed of everything contrary to truth. No longer flatter or deceive others. God’s people are children who will not lie, who dare not lie, who hate and abhor lying. Take heed of anger and ungoverned passions. If there is just occasion to express displeasure at what is wrong and to reprove, see that it be without sin. We give place to the devil, when the first motions of sin are not grievous to our souls; when we consent to them; and when we repeat an evil deed. This teaches that as sin, if yielded unto, lets in the devil upon us, we are to resist it, keeping from all appearance of evil. Idleness makes thieves. Those who will not work, expose themselves to temptations to steal. Men ought to be industrious, that they may do some good, and that they may be kept from temptation. They must labor, not only that they may live honestly, but that they may have to give to the wants of others. What then must we think of those who today are called Christians, who grow rich by fraud, oppression, and deceitful practices! Alms, to be accepted of God, must not be gained by unrighteousness and robbery, but by honesty and industry. God hates robbery for burnt-offerings.”
Could Paul have been some 2000+ years been describing our modern day churches and the Hirelings overseeing them as leaders? Could Paul of been describing the hoards who are walking in a delusion of who their worldly god of love is and who they are portraying their Messia is and end up as merchandise.
CLOSING COMMENTS by Robert
In closing, I desire to express how I feel personally as an adopted child of our Lord. What I recognize through these offerings and teachings from the Holy Spirit and the Apostles of old is what indeed is essential in our walk to be Adopted into the family and connected to Yeshua. We are cautioned as “Modern Day Disciples” on how to handle the Word of God using dedication, sincerity, and integrity.
Recognizing the craftiness, subtleness, cunning, underhand dealing the enemy will use as “fiery darts” (https://romboughrobert.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/one-fiery-dart/ knowing if any hit home the result is revealed in 2Corinthians 11:3 “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should not be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Yeshua“.
To me, Adoption brings me an understanding of what lies ahead. The Adopted believer not only is well assured by faith that there is another, and happy life after this is ended, but he has good hope, through grace, of heaven as a dwelling-place, a resting-place, a hiding-place. In our Father’s house, there are many mansions, whose Builder and Maker is God.
The happiness of the future state is what God has prepared for those that love him: everlasting habitations, not like the earthly tabernacles, these poor cottages of clay, in which our souls now dwell; whose foundations are in the dust.
Matthew Henry (1662 – 1774) relates “Death will strip us of the clothing of flesh, and all the comforts of life, as well as end all our troubles here below. But believing souls shall be clothed with garments of praise, with robes of righteousness and
glory. The present graces and comforts of the Spirit are earnests of everlasting grace and compassion. And though God is with us here, by his Spirit, and in his ordinances, yet we are not with him as we hope to be. Faith is for this world, and sight is for the other world. It is our duty, and it will be our interest, to walk by faith, until we live by sight. This shows clearly the happiness to be enjoyed by the souls of believers when absent from the body, and where Yeshua makes known his glorious presence. We are related to the body and as Adoptees to the Lord; each claims a part in us. But how much more powerfully the Lord pleads for having the soul of the believer firmly united with himself! Thou art one of the souls I have loved and chosen; one of those given to me. What is death, as an object of fear, compared with being absent from the Lord!
As an Adoptee I recognize, all who are designed for heaven hereafter are wrought
or prepared for heaven while they are here. The stones of that spiritual building and temple above are squared and fashioned here below. And he that has wrought us for this is God because nothing less than a divine power can work us for this thing. A great deal is to be done to prepare our souls for heaven, and that preparation of the heart is from the Lord.
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
Father in heaven we are humbly thankful for your grace and love being d
emonstrated through our Adoption and connection to Yeshua. We thank you for the wisdom, discernment, and recognition of the wiles of the enemy which would affect how we handle your word. We bring praise before your throne in acknowledgment of preparation you are doing in us through the Holy Spirit and teachings of the Apostles of Old for our passing into eternal life and heaven. This we pray in the name of Yeshua Amen and Amen.
Remember these articles are just messages of a humble, obedient Servant called to
be a Watchman sounding the Trumpet to the make the flock aware. God’s blessings to those who hear the Trumpet. And know true messengers cannot be delegated they must have the spirit of God in them as Peter did when, with eyes full of heavenly light and heart glowing with sacred fire, declared Yeshua, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God!” May God bring blessings to all who walk in the name of Yeshua as Adopted children. “Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord; (For we walk by faith, not by sight). We are confident, I say, and willing rather be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” (2Corinthians 5:6-8)