Yeshua says in Matthew 22:37 the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and strength, and your neighbor as yourself. We who believe He died for us on a cross find it easy to love Him, after all, He suffered and died for us so why should we not show Him how much He means to us and how much we appreciate Him? So we gather in churches every Sunday and sing songs to Him, we tell Him we love Him through prayer and worship. We spend time with Him reading His Bible, praying to Him, using the spiritual gifts He has given us, but have we ever stopped and asked if He feels loved? Here we are doing a lot of things our pastors have told us shows our love for Yeshua, but how do we know it makes Him feel loved by us? How would your spouse feel if you told them you loved them but never showed your love for them the way they wanted to be loved? What if Yeshua expects you to show your love for Him, but not the way you have been told in church? Then it is a very real possibility He does not know who you are and you do not have a relationship with Him. (Matthew 7:21-23, 12:50, 1.John 2:6)
How can you make sure you are in a relationship with Yeshua? By making sure you know the real Yeshua of the Bible, not the Jesus given to the church by men like Augustine, Luther, Constantine, and Marcion.
For the last weeks, we have learned how our faith has been corrupted by the ideas and thoughts of men like Augustine, Luther, Constantine the Great and Marcion. We have seen how these men and their hatred for the Jews resulted in them getting the cross of Christ wrong and how modern mainstream Christianity is so far removed from the Bible its followers are no longer Christians following Christ. These men not only twisted the Gospel and the Bible, but they have also created a false Jesus the church is following today. Without being aware of it, mainstream Christianity has become followers of men and the ideas of men who have willingly and unwillingly given themselves up as vessels for the spirit of anti-Christ.
This week we are going to see how men like these have not only affected what we believe but also how we live our lives. Men have not only changed our understanding of Yehovah, but they have also changed His laws. By changing His laws, and how we use the power of faith, we have become manipulated into obeying them instead of the Bible. Things we consider to be sinful are not sinful according to the Torah, so we have ended up struggling to overcome things the Torah never told us to overcome. Other things we consider not to be sinful are indeed very sinful according to the Torah, but because we have become followers of men instead of the Bible, we have become lawless legalistic believers in men who one day will hear “depart from Me you workers of lawlessness.” (Matt 7:21-23)
We have forgotten the number one principle of faith in the Bible that says we will always act on what we believe. So when we are manipulated into believing the Torah has been done away with and we end up following a Jesus that does not exist, we use our faith to create the world anti-Christ wants. He manipulates us into becoming willing pawns building his world, a world without Torah and no salvation.
Why has this happened? Most Christians today dont read their Bibles, they choose instead to believe in what is coming from the pulpits. Most of their pastors dont even read their Bibles; they choose instead to believe in a Bible commentary explaining the text for them. So what it all comes down to is faith and what is the object of your faith. You will always obey what you have made into an object of your faith. But first, let me ask how you would define faith? Faith is such a powerful thing, and it controls everything we do because we will always obey what we believe in. The way you answer this question determines the decisions you will make in life when it comes to important subjects such as your sexuality, alcohol, health, and prosperity. If you are not aware of the power of faith and how to use it biblically it becomes easy for the spirit of anti-Christ to manipulate you into living a lawless life.
If you are a mainstream Christian, you believe you are justified by grace through faith in the redeeming work of Christ on the cross. You would also believe it is impossible for you to obey the law of Moses because of something that is called the sin nature. By choice, you believe Jesus kept the law for you, and because of this, His righteousness gets imputed to you by your faith in Him. So if you believe in Him and what He did for you at the cross, you are righteous and justified by grace through faith. Because you are righteous and justified by grace, you are fulfilling the law of Christ so now you dont have to worry about the Torah (the law of Moses) anymore. The only thing you need to do is believe in Jesus the Son of God, and He will do the rest for you. If you, on the other hand, should try to live after the law of Moses your faith says you are legalistic and you have fallen from grace.
This is a summary of what a mainstream Christian believes. Have you ever wondered if you could be wrong? Have you ever opened your Bible to see if it confirms what you believe in? If it is wrong and not what the Bible says you will soon notice how your faith stops making sense and becomes filled with contradictions. When we notice something in our belief system that does not make sense, but we choose to ignore it, it soon becomes like a computer virus infecting everything we say, do and how we live our lives. Most of the time we cant see that our faith has been infected, but the people around us can see it, and our creator Yehovah sees it. The people we read about in Matthew 7:21-23 did not see how their faith was infected and when they died Yeshua told them “depart from Me, you who live without Torah, I dont know who you are.”
If you are like most mainstream Christians, you believe you can’t change your own life; you need the grace of God released to you through faith in the cross to be able to make any change. So if you are addicted to pornography or anything else right now, you believe only Jesus can set you free. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself if you believe this because the Bible says so or because your denomination/pastor/favorite TV evangelist says so?
Most mainstream Christians believe only Jesus can set you free from sin like pornography or alcohol. Have you ever stopped and asked yourself if what you believe in makes sense? If you believe you need deliverance from porn or alcohol, it is because it is a sin. Even though you believe the law of Moses which defines sin was done away with at the cross, you still believe it has the authority to define sin in your life, and it has the authority to keep you out of heaven if you dont get delivered from it. So you live your life believing you are forced by the sin nature to drink and use porn and only Jesus can set you free from those sins. Have you ever wondered how can Yehovah (God) be righteous and just if He was to send you to hell for living in sin you cant free yourself from? If something inside of you forces you to drink alcohol and use porn how can He hold you accountable and judge you for something you dont want to do? Would a human judge be righteous and just if he sent someone to jail for a crime they did because of mental illness? Of course not, such a judge would not be righteous and just, he would be a dictator and very evil when he decided someone who is mentally ill should be punished for their crimes. So why do we as Christians accept that God would send someone to hell for living in sin when the sin nature makes it impossible for themselves to stop sinning? Because we have become deceived into using our faith to build the world of anti-Christ. When we believe what mainstream Christianity believes, we will use our faith to act on it, and we end up building the world of anti-Christ without being aware of it.
The truth is this, Yehovah (the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob the God of the Bible) would never send someone to hell for a sin they were forced to do. Nowhere in the Bible does it say we sin because something inside of us forces us to sin. We sin because it is a choice we make and because we choose to sin, He is perfect, just and righteous when He holds us accountable for our actions. If we choose sin over righteousness, we deserve hell if we choose righteousness and obedience to the law of Moses AND we choose to believe in the cross to be reconciled, we deserve heaven and the new earth according to the Bible. But if the spirit of anti-Christ can get you to believe it is impossible for you to obey the law of Moses, He can get you to believe you are forced to sin and believe in and obey a false god and a false Jesus that would send you to hell for something you did not want to do.
When you consider what mainstream Christianity believes today it is very obvious the spirit of the anti-Christ has infected their theology to such an extent it does not make sense anymore, and most Christians are deceived into following the anti-Christ living lawless legalistic lives. Have you ever noticed how you believe you need deliverance from certain sins, but some sins you choose not to commit? Where is the logic in believing the law of Moses was done away with at the cross, you can’t obey it, but at the same time, you believe you are well able to choose not to do certain sins?
If you are a mainstream Christian, you believe it is a sin to commit adultery even though there are different definitions of adultery, depending on what denomination you belong to. There is only one definition according to the Bible; adultery is sex between two of the same gender, sex outside of marriage, and remarriage. Do you believe it is impossible for you to be faithful to your spouse because of your sin nature? Is your sin nature compelling you and controlling you to cheat on your spouse against your will? The very fact that Christian men and women are not running around cheating on their spouses all the times proves they are well able to choose faithfulness and most of them do. If the law of Moses is something you can’t obey, and you need deliverance from sins like porn and alcohol, why then are you able to obey the commandments concerning marriage and adultery?
What about murder? Even though most Christians do not believe the law of Moses applies to them, they still believe it is a sin to murder someone. Even though most Christians do not believe they can choose to do righteousness we dont see Christians running around on the streets murdering everyone they see. Why? Because as with adultery, most Christians believe they can choose not to sin. So if you can choose to remain faithful to your spouse, choose not to murder someone, why then are you not able to choose not to use porn and not to drink alcohol?
All of this has to do with the object of faith being wrong. You believe in what you have been told from the pulpit, instead of what the Bible says. What you have been told from the pulpit is what men like Luther, Constantine, Marcion, and Augustine believed, not what the Bible says. What you believe in you will obey, so when you believe their interpretation of the Bible that is what you will obey.
We see the power of faith even among atheists and secular thinkers. Every day, all over the world, people who are not Christian and not saved are well able to free themselves from alcohol and porn. Secular people, atheists, and people who worship false gods are well able to live clean moral lives, sometimes even more moral lives than most Christians? Why? Because no matter what you believe in you will always obey it. So when these people believe it is important to them to live morally clean lives, they will choose to obey what they believe. Most Christians believe this is a choice they cant make because the sin-nature in them compels them to choose wrong all the time. But as we have seen before, and as we are going to see, later on, the Bible does not support that idea. The Bible says you are well able to choose to do righteousness and obey the law of Moses. The Bible says you are well able to choose to say no to sin and yes to obedience to the law of Moses. But if the spirit of anti-Christ can get you to believe the opposite, that you are unable to choose to do righteousness, he will manipulate you into living a lawless legalistic life that ends up with you hearing these words from the mouth of Yeshua “depart from Me you who live without Torah, I dont know you”. (Matthew 7:21-23)
The spirit of the anti-Christ knows that we will be held accountable and judged for what we do. If it can get you to believe you will never be judged for what you do, as long as you confess Jesus as Lord and Savior, it has succeeded into changing your object of faith and deceived you into living a lawless legalistic life. We have to admit that mainstream Christianity does not make sense anymore, and the reason why is that most Christians dont follow the Bible. Their object of faith has become the opinions of men who have been knowing and unknowing vessels for the spirit of anti-Christ. This spirit knows how to use the power of faith and how to manipulate us into using it lawlessly, so we end up living lawless lives.
If you want to live as a Christian and be a follower of Christ, you have to make the Bible your object of faith even if it means going against what your pastor/denomination/favorite Tv evangelist teaches. And one of the first things you will come up against is the spirit of anti-Christ who knows full well that the Bible says “salvation comes from the Jews.” You will be warned about not going into Judaism and told you have fallen from grace trying to make yourself righteous by works. But if you decide to make the Bible the object of your faith, even when it gets hard, and you are persecuted for doing so, you will in the end win. Because the Bible says in Rev 12:11 those who make the Bible the object of their faith, and obey it, are those who have it in them to overcome the devil himself. In Matt 12:50 it says those who do this are the true brothers and sisters of Yeshua.
The Bible has always been, and will always be, a Jewish book telling the story how a Jewish God the creator of the universe wanted a set apart people for Himself. He gave them what we call the law of Moses and made it easy for them to obey it, and then He invited everyone everywhere regardless of their ancestry or DNA to become one of His chosen people the Jews. The only requirement was and still is obedience to the law of Moses. Yehovah cannot and will never disobey His own law or set His own law aside. His own law says in Numbers 5 that when a spouse is unfaithful and commits adultery, he or she can not come back to their first husband even if they wanted to and the spouse wanted to take them back. If someone chooses to leave their first spouse for another man or another woman they cant never come back because It is forbidden in the Mosaic law for an unfaithful spouse to return to their first spouse. Romans 7 says this only applies to someone who is alive when we die we are free from the law in Numbers 5.
When we committed spiritual adultery by being disobedient to the Torah, Yehovah (God) divorced Himself from us. The first day you chose to tell a lie you chose to serve another god instead of your creator. Yehovah gave you a free will to choose to do right, so He allowed this to happen and gave you what you wanted. But the consequences were that He divorced Himself from you. From that moment on you could never return to your creator even though His own Bible says it is easy for us to obey Him and His law. As we know from Numbers 5, He is forbidden to take us back just on account of our obedience. But if you die, and He dies, the law in Numbers 5 can no longer prevent Him from accepting you back as His people and you from going back to Him. So the only way back to Yehovah is through the cross of Christ. When Yehovah died on that cross, He freed Himself and everyone who believes He died for them from the consequence of the law of jealousy in Numbers 5 that was hindering Him from taking us back as His people. Because of His death justice had been served and He has taken upon Himself our punishment for our adultery. Now we can choose to come back to Him through faith in the cross and obedience to His law.
The Bible says you cheated on your God the day you chose to disobey His Torah. But it also says obedience to the law of Moses is the proof that shows Yeshua our love for Him. (John 14:15). If you believe the Torah (the law of Moses) was done away with at the cross, you believe it is impossible for you to show your love for your God. How would you feel if your spouse told you they loved you because they felt love for you, but they never showed you they loved you? What if they had read a book telling them how to love a spouse and they insisted this was the correct way to love you, but it did not make you feel loved? How would you feel if your parents told you they loved you because they felt love for you, but they never showed you they loved you? How do you think Yehovah feels when you tell Him you love Him because of the cross, but you never show Him that you love Him? You believe you love Him on account of what someone has told you, not based on what the Bible says. The Bible describes how He wants to be loved and is that not what should determine how we show our love for Him? John 14:15 says that those who love Yeshua (Jesus) show their love for Him by obeying the law of Moses. So if you believe the law of Moses was done away with at the cross and is something you can’t obey by choice, you believe it is impossible for you to love God. Is it any wonder Yeshua says “depart from Me you who live without Torah for I dont know you” in Matthew 7:21-23?
This is what the Bible says, and if we have the Bible as the object of our faith, this is what we will obey. But if you lose sight of the Jewishness of the Bible, you will not only get the cross wrong, but you will also open yourself up to be manipulated by the spirit of the anti-Christ. This is what happened to men like Luther, Marcion, Augustine, Constantine and your pastor, denomination or favorite TV evangelist who believes more in a Bible commentary than their own Bible. We can never lose sight of the fact that we will always obey what we believe in. So if we allow human beings to define the Bible for us, we will obey what they say. If we allow the Bible to define itself, we will obey what it says.
So let me ask you again, how would you define faith?
When we think of faith and what we believe in, we see faith as being two things:
1.head knowledge that does not affect us but we know is true. We know Donald Trump is the president of the USA but if we are not a citizen of the USA it does not affect us.
2. heart knowledge that does affect us because we know it is true. If someone tells us we have cancer and only a few months left to live, we will believe what they say and change our lives and how we live hoping we will have a miracle. If your employer tells you, he will fire you if you are not on time for work, we will believe what they tell us and change our lives and how we live by making sure we will be on time.
In the Bible, faith is always heart knowledge and never head knowledge. Yehovah wants to change us into what He is, so He has given us a way of change by using the power of faith. He wants us to believe in what He says, and choose to act on what we believe in by changing our hearts. This is the same thing that happens when you get employment. When you are hired somewhere, you believe they have the power to fire you if you dont show up for work on time, and you dont do your best effort. So you choose to act on that faith by showing up on time and working as hard as you can. Your motives for doing this are purely selfish in the beginning, you need that job and that income, and that is why you show up on time and work hard. But as time goes by you begin to identify more and more with the company you work for and suddenly you find that you want your company to succeed. So now you show up for work on time and do your best effort because you want to do your part, so the company that hired you will excel in the business world. So through the power of faith, your heart got changed, and you went from obeying your employer’s rules out of fear of losing your income to obeying your employer’s rules because you love the company you work for and want it to succeed. When you believe in something, you will obey it, but what you obey will also change your heart.
Yehovah never forces us to make this change, He will never make this change for us, but He holds us accountable and will judge is if we dont do it. Why? Because if we choose not to change, we will have chosen to serve a lie. When we choose not to believe in what Yehovah says and act on what we believe, we will always believe in something and someone else and acts on what they said. When we choose to serve and have a relationship with another false god and their lies, we have to suffer the consequences when we die (Matthew 7:21-23).
So when the Bible speaks about faith in the cross, it expects you to change how you live your life so your heart can change and you can become more like Him if you believe in the cross. Rom 3:10, 1.John 3:4, Jeremiah 3:8, John 1:12, 3:16, 1.John 2:6 all says the same thing: Because you broke the Torah (the law of Moses) Yehovah divorced Himself from you. The consequence of that divorce is that right now; you are not serving your creator anymore; you are serving other gods who are not gods at all. (Rom 1-4) These other gods are taking advantage of the power of faith, manipulating you into using it to build their world.
If you want to come back to your creator Yehovah, you have to believe He died for you on the cross. If you believe He died for you on the cross, you will choose by your own free will, to begin obeying the law of Moses again as a result of your faith in the cross. (James 2:10-26, 1. John 2:6). If you choose to confess faith in Jesus, but not obey every commandment that applies to you in the law of Moses, you are no better then the spouse who says “I feel I love you, but I dont want to show you how much I love you.” No marriage will last if one of the spouses refuse to show their love for the other. No friendship will last if one of the friends refuse to show their love and respect for the other. Your salvation will be lost if you refuse to show your love, obedience, and respect for your God who died for your sins. (John 14:15, Matthew 12:50, 1. John 2:6)
Faith is powerful, and it has the power to change your life and determine where you will end up when you die. Faith not shown in obedience to the law of Moses cannot save you (James 2:10-26, 1.John 2:6). The spirit of the anti-Christ knows this, and he uses it to convince you that your faith does not have to show itself in works. He uses willing vessels like Marcion, Augustine, Luther, and Constantine to do this, but he also uses your pastor who believes more in a Bible commentary written by these men then he believes in the Bible.
This is why we are right now trying to overcome man-made sins which are not defined as sins in the Torah, and we are not trying to overcome those sins that are clearly defined as a sin in the Torah. And by obeying man-made laws we are not only legalistic and lawless, but we are also building the world of anti-Christ and his kingdom when we should be building and advancing the Kingdom of Yehovah.
When our pastor /favorite TV evangelist/our denomination has become the object of our faith instead of the Bible, they and the spiritual forces working through them are the ones who are given authority to decide what is a sin. When you die and leave this earth, you will not be judged on what they believed was a sin. You will be judged on what Yehovah said in the law of Moses is a sin. If you believe you dont have to obey the law of Moses and never show your love for Yeshua, you will end up in hell when you die even if you now confess to being a saved, born again Christian. (Matthew 7:21-23, James 2:10-26)
Faith is so powerful that you will always obey what you believe in, so if you believe your pastor when he says it is impossible to be free from alcohol and pornography that is what you will experience. You will struggle to be free from alcohol and pornography, and it will become impossible for you. Others will have no problem being free from these sins because they believe the Bible which says it is easy to obey the law of Moses. But when you die and leave this earth, you will be judged for drinking alcohol and doing porn the wrong way. Yehovah holds you responsible for your own life and actions and will never judge you or send you to hell for something you could not help yourself from doing. He expects you to believe in His word, the Bible and make a choice to obey His Bible by deciding not to drink and not allow porn to control you.
The question now gives itself, is it possible to be sinless and perfect as a Christian? We know what mainstream Christianity says it is impossible to do right and live sinless and perfect, but what does the Bible say?
Because the Bible always says that what you believe in you will obey it also says sin is a choice. (Rom 6:18, James 2:10-26, 1.John 3:4, 3:7, 5:3, 2:6). The Bible goes on to say in 1.John 3:9 that if you are truly saved, you are unable to choose to sin. So according to 1.John 3:9 it is impossible for a child of Yehovah to be held captive to sin.
Is it possible for a child of God to fall into sin, and sin without wanting to? Peter the Apostle did not want to deny Christ, but he ended up denying Him three times when fear took the best of him. Even the Torah (the law of Moses) says it is possible for a child of God to sin without wanting to. It never happens because something called the sin nature forces us to; it happens because we sometimes make the wrong choices. Not because we desire to sin, that is impossible for us to do if we are a child of Yehovah. When we make these wrong choices, it is always because something happens that tricks us into doing so, just as fear of man and fear of torture compelled Peter to deny Christ three times. 1.John 1:9 says that when this happens, we will be forgiven if we repent and ask for forgiveness. And then there all those times when we sin without being aware of it. This is why the law of Moses has special commandments telling us how to be forgiven when we sin unintentionally. So no it is not possible to be sinless and perfect as a Christian, but it is not possible to choose sin, desire sin or be held captive to sin according to the Bible.
So why then do we see Christians being held captive to sins like alcohol and pornography, but at the same time they are well able to remain faithful to their spouses, and they never murder? This happens when their object of faith is not the Bible, but instead, it has become their pastor/evangelist/denomination. They choose to act on what they believe. Yehovah will allow this to happen, but when they die, they will be held accountable for the choices they made. Then they will know the truth that says every sin is a choice and not something being forced upon us from an outside source. But there is another reason as well when we act on what we believe it also determines what we understand as sin. What we understand as sin is not always what the Torah defines as sin, but if we try to overcome what man says is sin we are being legalistic and have fallen from grace. If we, on the other hand, tries to overcome what the Torah says is in the Bible says we will succeed and live righteously in obedience to the law of Moses.
So if we have the Bible as the object of our faith, we will allow it to define what sin is. Then we will try to overcome what the Bible says is a sin, not what man says. If we have mans opinions as the object of our faith, we will try to overcome what they say is a sin, not what the Bible says. If we succeed in overcoming man’s definition of sin, and not the Bibles, we will have become legalistic and fallen from grace. Perhaps we will succeed in living in obedience to man’s definition of righteousness, all the time ignoring what Yehovah says. But in the end, we will not be judged on what man says; we will be judged on our obedience to Yehovah and His Mosaic law.
So it is quite possible to lose your salvation if you believe in Jesus, but you dont obey Him. This is why the Bible says salvation comes from the Jews, our salvation has to show itself in obedience to the law of Moses, or else we are not saved. (James 2:10-26, 1. John 2:6). The spirit of the anti-Christ knows that if a person believes Jesus is their Lord and Savior, the Son of God who died for their sins, they are not saved. This spirit knows that to be saved an individual has to believe Yeshua is their Lord and Savior, Yehovah, and the Son of God who died for their sins AND choose to obey the law of Moses to be saved. (Matthew 12:50, Rev 12:11, 1.John 2:6, 3:7, 5:3). So if he can get someone to ignore the Jewishness of the Bible and remove, reject, and ignore the Jewish parts, he has succeeded.
In their quest to remove everything Jewish from the Bible, Marcion, Augustine, Constantine the Great and Martin Luther ended up changing and rewriting Gods law the Torah. They never told anyone to obey “the law of Constantine,” “the law of Marcion,” “the law of Martin Luther,” “the law of Augustine.” But they hated the Jews so much that they rewrote Gods law, stripped it of everything Jewish, and published what would become the laws of Marcion, Augustine, Luther, Constantine claiming it was still Yehovah’s law. Our understanding of sin in mainstream Christianity is built on how these men and others like them defined sin, not on what the Bible says about it. When we try to obey and live by the law of men we end up disobeying Yehovah’s laws living lawless legalistic lives thinking we are saved when the truth is we are on our way to hell. We are not only obeying them instead of Yehovah, but we are also showing these men, and others like them, that we love them and want them to be our gods instead of the one who created us and who truly loves us so much that He died on the cross for us.
Is it any wonder some will hear Yeshua telling them “depart from Me, you who live without Torah for I dont know you” when they die? (Matthew 7:21-23). If you use your faith wrong, you will end up living lawless legalistic lives serving false gods, confessing to being Christian, when you are in fact on your way to hell. So how can you tell the difference, how can you know for sure you are a true Christian and a Jew (Rom 2:29, Isaiah 56:3) on your way to heaven? By the answer to this question, who do you love?
If you truly love someone, you will show them how much you love them. You will feel as if you are one with them and try to imitate them in what they do. This is what we see in marriages where the spouses are so united they know what the other is thinking, and they sometimes finish each other sentences. We see this in friendships when two people love and respect each other so much that they serve each other making the others desires, dreams and hopes into their desires dreams and hopes. When it comes to our relationship with Yeshua, it is no different. The Bible says in John 14:15, Matthew 12:50, 1.John 2:6 if we love Him we will show it by our obedience to His law, the Torah. But what happens on a normal Sunday in most churches? We gather to sing songs to Him, claiming we love Him, telling Him we feel in love with Him, but then we go right out and eat unclean foods or ignore the Shabbat. We go right out and tell lies, live in adultery and worship idols. How would your spouse feel if you told them you loved them, serenaded them with romantic songs but never did anything to show your love for them? How would you feel if your spouse never showed any love for you and ignored what is important to you? How do you think Yeshua feels when we ignore what is important to Him, but we tell Him we love Him and sing songs to Him? Or more to the point, how do you think Yeshua feels when we rewrite His laws and try to tell Him how He should feel loved?
As human beings, we all have in us a deep desire to be loved, respected, and appreciated for who we are. When we meet people who respect us and love us by not trying to change us but allowing us the freedom to be who we are, it is easy to build a relationship with them. You automatically feel you can trust people like that; people who accept you for who you are and share your morals and values.
A relationship with Yeshua is not built on believing He died for you on the cross; the Bible does not say that. The Bible says in John 14:15 a relationship with Yeshua is built on believing He died for you on the cross, and as a result of that faith, make it your priority to obey His law the law of Moses. When we live by the law of Moses we show our love for Him (John 14:15, Matt 12:50), we show Him that we respect Him and appreciate Him and we give HIm freedom to be who He is. He will automatically feel He can trust people like that, people who accept Him, believe in Him and share His morals and values. (Matthew 12:50).
But this is not the people He sees praising His name in church on Sunday morning, those people in mainstream Christianity claims to have a relationship with Him, but they keep telling Him how to behave, what to think, what to say and not say by rewriting His own law. So things we consider to be sinful are not sinful in Yeshua law, but things we do not consider to be sinful are very sinful in His law. He can not have a relationship with someone who cant accept Him for who He is. When we try to overcome things He never told us to overcome, and we ignore and accept things we should try to overcome, it becomes very hard and almost impossible for Him to have a relationship with us.
Of all the requests for prayer that are sent to this ministry, most of them deal with two things, overcoming alcohol and pornography. Most mainstream Christians would never drink so much they would end up drunk, but they would accept drinking alcohol in moderation. These same Christians would never accept pornography, but they are struggling with lust and a desire for sex making it very difficult for them to stay away from porn.
As we have dealt with earlier in this teaching, nowhere in the Bible does it say we can get addicted to a certain sin but not other sins. The Bible says we are well able to decide not to sin if we are Christians saved by the Blood of Yeshua. So if you confess to being a Christian, saved by the Blood of Yeshua, the Bible says it is impossible for you to be addicted to alcohol or pornography. But then we have to ask ourselves, where does it say in Yeshua law that pornography and alcohol is a sin and something we have to turn away from? Because if Yeshua’s law, the law of Moses, does not say it is a sin, and we are saying it is a sin, we are being legalistic and guilty of having made up our own rules. When we do this, we are telling Yeshua how He should feel loved, something that is very hurtful to Him.
The Torah (the law of Moses) says it is a sin to get drunk and it is a sin to drink moderately. So if you are a Christian, alcohol cannot and should never touch your lips. (Lev 10:9, Eph 5:18, Prov 20:1, 1.Cor 6:9). So when Christians drink alcohol and claim to love Yeshua, they have rewritten His law trying to tell Him how He should feel loved. But the truth is when He sees you drink alcohol, claiming to love Him, He does not feel loved. Instead, He sees a sinner on their way to hell. 1.Cor 6:9 says anyone who gets drunk will not be allowed into the Kingdom of heaven.
What about pornography? When Yehovah made us, He gave us sexuality so that a man should feel sexual attraction towards a woman and a woman towards a man. He made us with our sexuality so we would have children but also intimacy and love in marriage. Sex and being turned on is His idea, lust and sexual desire is a gift from Yehovah to be used lawfully. So what does His law, the Torah have to say about sex? If you have sexual intercourse with someone you are not married to, you engage in sex with someone of the same gender, you divorce and remarry someone who is not your first spouse, you are guilty of adultery. We are not allowed to use the gift of sex with someone who is not our spouse, and we should never even consider using the gift of sex with someone of the same gender as ourselves. But we are allowed to use the gift of sex within marriage between a man and a woman, and we are allowed to use it as a way to find the right spouse. So it is not a sin for you as a man to be sexually attracted to women, and it is not a sin for you as a woman to be sexually attracted to men.
Looking at someone of the opposite sex and being sexually attracted to them is not a sin, even if you are married and the person you are looking at is not your spouse. Fantasizing about someone, who is not your spouse, is not a sin. If you, on the other hand, make plans to commit adultery with someone who is not your spouse but you never go through with it, you will be guilty of adultery. (Matthew 5:28). So we are permitted to have fantasized about someone who is not our spouse, and someone who is already married, as long as we have no desire to commit adultery with them.
This is why we can know for sure that pornography, showing consensual sex between a man and a woman, is not a sin in itself. So there is no reason in the Torah for you to try to overcome your desire to look at pornography, as long as it shows consensual sex between an adult man and an adult woman. But even though pornography in itself is nothing sinful it can quickly become sinful if we use it the wrong way.
If you are married and using pornography, it becomes sinful if your porn habits hurt your wife or your husband. If they dont know about it and they are not using it themselves, you can end up hurting their feelings and making them feel less appreciated if they found out you are using porn. If this happens, then pornography becomes sinful.
But so often, pornography can be helpful and even healthy to use and help us to live holy. Perhaps you are single right now, but you are burning with desire for sex. In such cases, pornography can help you and assist you in relieving you of that pressure. Perhaps you are married, but your spouse has a physical medical condition that makes sex difficult for him/her. In such cases, pornography can be helpful and assist you in relieving you of that pressure so you can stay faithful to your spouse and not be tempted to commit adultery.
So we see here two examples of how mainstream Christianity has rewritten the law of Moses. We have accepted alcohol and rejected pornography and sexuality. When we rewrite the law of Moses, we end up being legalistic and lawless people who are no longer following Yeshua. Instead, we are following men like Marcion, Augustine, Constantine the great and Luther all the time trying to tell Yeshua how He should feel loved.
You would never want to be married to, or friends with someone, who always was unable to accept you for who you are and never showed you that they loved you. We cant build lasting relationships like that; we need friends and spouses who are willing to accept us for who we are and show us that they love us. So why do we expect Yeshua to want to have a relationship with us when we are always telling Him how He should feel and how we should love Him?
The truth is the Bible says in John 14:15 we can only have a relationship with Him if we do it His way. He says in Matt 12:50, 7:21-23 only those who obey His Torah have a relationship with Him, and they are the only ones who will inherit eternal life. So if you are right now a mainstream Christian who do not obey Torah, you have no relationship with your Savior and one day you will hear “depart from Me, you who are without Torah, for I do not know you.”
Is it not time to stop following men like Marcion, Luther, Augustine, Constantine and instead be a true follower of Yeshua?
Today it is Friday, and in a few hours from now, the Shabbat will begin. When the Shabbat begins, Yeshua expects you not to make others work for money. This means that if you love Yeshua, you will do your groceries today before the sun sets. Of course, there are exceptions to this. He allows you to break Shabbat if you have a medical emergency or a medical condition that makes it difficult for you to do certain things during the week and only possible to do on a Shabbat. But if it can wait until tomorrow, it has to wait because today the one who died for you on a cross, want to spend 24 hours with you uninterrupted. Do you love Him enough to do so?
Do you love Him enough to say no to unclean foods, even though your church denomination says all foods are clean?
Do you love Him enough not to remarry but instead choose to go back to your first spouse, or remain single until your first spouse dies?
Do you love Him enough to say no to the things He and only He says is a sin?
Do you love Him enough to show Him how much He means to you, how much you love Him, by choosing to obey His law the law of Moses even though your denomination says it was done away with at the cross?
He died for you because He loves you, it should be easy for you to love Him back by choosing to obey His law – the law of Moses.
Next Shabbat I will return with another teaching. Remember to send me your prayer, prophecy and counseling requests, and I will respond as soon as possible, it is free of charge. Please tell others about this ministry, and share these teachings to your facebook timeline so others will know where to find free prayer, free prophecy, free counseling and free teachings from the word of Yehovah.
Yehovah bless you.