I’m a believer in Yeshua HaMashiach, the humble savior, the coming King and High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek, the first and the last, redeemer King of kings and Lord of lords.
So, I want to do what God placed me on this earth to do, to let you and others know the good news that Jesus and Abba Father are “one” - they are echad.
The Gospel of the Kingdom, the good news is the Spirit of El Shaddai in the flesh came to earth in the form of a man to restore the broken covenant between mankind... divorced from the physical presence of Elohim Almighty.
Jesus gave His life like the offering of a lamb on the altar as an exchange for eternal life and salvation to resurrection and restoration of creation as God intended it in Eden.
The good news then is that Kingdom of God is coming to Earth as it is in Heaven. In the Creator’s timing, the Kingdom of God will be restored on Earth and the stones He uses to accomplish this are those etched in the faith of the body of Messiah that know Jesus as Lord, but that simple message can get lost.
This past week, I was blessed to hear an amazing presentation on the Gospel and the next day I received this message from another dear friend who "knows" the Messiah...
The wonder of the amazing good news of the Kingdom of God is that Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach came as the Word of God in the flesh to overcome the penalty of sin through giving His righteousness life for those that believe in faith just like Abraham, and like Abraham we can walk in loving obedience to His instruction as we wait for the day that HaMashiach will return quickly in His glory. When He does return, He will re-establish the throne of David in Jerusalem. There as the prophet Nathan said, He will rule the Kingdom by the constitution that defines His righteousness and instruction, it is called the Torah.
Have we reduced His voice to white noise?
I keep catching myself striving to hear from God. Bear with me, I know that He speaks though his Word, for where would I be without that? I know the heavens declare his glory, day after day they pour forth speech. I praise God for these. I just find myself hungering to hear him MORE! He is Immanuel. God with us. God with me! My ever constant companion. Assuming I were ever quiet, wouldn’t it be reasonable to expect to hear from my companion throughout the day, every day?
I use to think it was some level of spiritual maturity I needed to attain in order to hear His voice in this way. Maybe when I have uncovered every hidden sin and spent X amount of time reading my bible and praying, then maybe I could hear him speak to me like that. Or, maybe if I would sit in silence for extended periods of times.
While all those things are probably good and even profitable for hearing him, I think I have made this altogether too complex. What if my striving is the very thing keeping me from what I desire? What if instead of me becoming ‘more’ to hear him, I need to become ‘less’.
“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.” 1 Corinthians 8:1
“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3
Oh Lord, I fear the puffing up has clogged up my ears. In my ‘sound doctrine’, have I put into a box what hearing from you is supposed to be like?
I remember when I first moved to California, I was totally taken by the mountains. There was one specific spot where I struggled to keep my eyes on the road at all because of the majesty of the view. Completely breathtaking. Yet, after some time of driving that same stretch day after day, would you believe I forgot the mountains were even there? I didn’t notice them at all. Why? Did the mountains lose their splendor? Oh, Lord, have I treated you like that mountain?
“He who has ears, let him hear!” Matthew 11:15 & Matthew 13:9
Oh, how that verse pierces me! He has given me all the equipment! I just haven’t been using it. I want to hear you God, how can I open my ears?
“For it was you who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13
Wait a minute! I was created for this! No created thing has to strive to do the very thing it was created for? You created me for relationship with you! This hunger to hear you, is from you! You love me! You designed me! All of me, all of my senses, with relationship with you as priority #1! You are most definitely speaking to me!
You are speaking to me so much, with everything in me and around me. You ARE pouring forth speech. You speak with such generosity, that we have considered it white noise, or ‘my imagination’. Unclog my ears Lord Jesus! Scrub them clean from preconceived notions and lies that I have believed. Cleanse them from the noise of this world and the noise of my striving flesh.
Make me like a child. At peace just to be in my Daddy’s arms. No theology to complicate things... just the love of a Father and his daughter. You do not withhold your life giving words from me. You aren’t holding anything back from me. Thank you! My ears and all of my senses, all of me, look to you. Wide eyed and confident that I was made for this.
This song is playing in my head…
‘May we never lose our wonder! Wide eyed and mystified, may we be just like a child, staring at the beauty of our King!’
May it be so.
Jesus never did away with the Torah, God's instruction, He gave the key, lived the perfect life to uplift the Torah for all to see the way of the Kingdom.
Believe it or not, the “restoration” of God's Kingdom way, is a big part of the good news message, and it is the very Gospel that Jesus preached to all that would hear. King David was an elect man of God, not the people. He was anointed in power by the Spirit of God as king of Israel:
"So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came powerfully upon David." 1Samuel 16:13When we look prophetically at the account of Samuel we see a mirror image of John's 'mikveh' ministry at the Jordan River:
"Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Luke 3:21-22It’s hard to fathom for some, but Jesus did not tell the crowds that followed Him that He came to give His life on the Passover cross to accomplish His goal to bind the death penalty of willful sin declared at Eden. Yet, John prophetically hinted at this at the baptism....
Instead, Yeshua waited and told His disciples privately of the cross just before He went up to Jerusalem on His Passover day of glory to begin the work of restoration only after John the immerser, aka John 'the Baptist' had been arrested, ending his prophetic assignment to preach repentance and declare: "behold the lamb of God":
"The next day, he saw Yeshua coming to him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" John 1:29When he did this, John was declaring the foreshadowing of the lamb that Abraham prophesied to his son Issac:
"Abraham said, "God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son." So they both went together." Genesis 22:8Before that day, John the Levite declared Yeshua a worthy offering. Yeshua's gospel message preached to the masses was that the Kingdom of God, the Tabernacle of David was near and that it would be restored as promised a thousand years earlier to David by Nathan.
The foundation of the prophetic promise of the Kingdom of God begins in 1Samuel 24:20 when the king chosen by men, King Saul, tells the shepherd David that he knows he is the one chosen to be king by Almighty God:
“And now, behold, I know that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand.”Not long after Saul spoke, Nathan declared the Word of God to David, it was the same Kingdom promise Yeshua was preaching across Israel. The Kingdom gospel message is the one found in 2 Samuel 7.
For a moment, try to imagine if you can, Jesus declaring the promise God gave Nathan (in Hebrew meaning "giver") to declare to God's humble shepherd servant David. During the ministry of Jesus, this was the 1,000 year old “forever” promise that everyone, literally anyone living in Israel at that time knew by heart and waited for. They were all looking for the coming of the Son of David, the Messiah from the House of King David.
They all knew this promise as the kingship of Melech HaMoshiach. Try to imagine the scene on a hillside in Galilee…
The "forever" promise the prophet Nathan had been given by God to proclaim to David was "near" to the ears and hearts of those that were afflicted by violent Roman occupation. For years and throughout the generations since king David, the Jewish people had held to this prophetic promise given to Nathan and they waited for the good news of King Messiah spoken so long ago...
“I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more.The offspring they waited for was Melech HaMoshiach, King Messiah in the line of David but they forgot the word given in Isaiah 49 and Isaiah 53. They forgot that ashes and sackcloth are required for His soul to make an offering for guilt. They forgot:
And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly, from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel. And I will give you rest from all your enemies.
Moreover, the LORD declares to you that the LORD will make you a house.
When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.
He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.”
"But he was pierced for our transgressions;Instead, like today they focused on the promise of the Messiah King only, not the way to the Kingdom that requires repentance and healing.
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all."
The coming King was known by everyone that gathered to hear the words of Jesus. They knew David’s prayer of thanksgiving for the forever promise from YHVH God:
“Now therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you, O Lord GOD, have spoken, and with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever.”This is the "Gospel" background of what many don’t readily see when we read Matthew 4:23 and 9:35:
“And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.”Mark 1:14 tells us this preaching began after John (the Baptist) was arrested:
“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.”
“Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”Before that arrest by Herod, John’s priestly Levite message was repent, repent, turn back to God’s ways and His instruction. All of this preaching from the prophet John came before Jesus revealed His mission for the cross.
His death and third day resurrection in glory paved the way for the Spirit of God to indwell those that believe and "know" The Lord. After that, Yeshua-Jesus gave the ultimate assignment to His disciples with a great promise:
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”The "end" He promised is not the end of the world as so many might proclaim from a pulpit. It is the end of the divorce, the end of the dispersion, the end of Satan’s authority in death so that the restoration of the Kingdom of God with Yeshua, the Melech HaMoshiach returning as the anointed King in the appointed Fall Feast days.
Many do not recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, embassies abound in Tel Aviv, yet one day Jerusalem will be the capital city of the world, all nations will go there to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles and worship the King of Kings as promised in Zechariah 14:16-19.
The gospel message we are to tell others is of Yeshua's atoning work at Passover, His Unleavened life and death, His raising up in resurrection on First Fruits and His gifting of the Spirit on Shavuot. But, His work dis not end there, we are to do as He did and proclaim the forever promise of the "Kingdom" that Jesus preached. His "Gospel" is the same "good news" believers are to proclaim to the whole world and we are to make disciples to teach others and then still others about the Gospel of "The Kingdom" to come that Nathan declared.
The rest of the Bible storyline is amazing and it provides a joyful journey of study of these promises whether that be in a study of the language of God, the Hebrew language or the roots of the faith in Messiah that began with the covenant promise of faith given Abraham that the Promised Land of the Kingdom of God is built upon.
If you have been here before, you know much of this website is devoted to a study of the depth of the Word of God as it points to Messiah, and the Gospel message of the promised Kingdom is one we must all know. The focus of the Word of God in on the whole Gospel of the Kingdom and it is the message that Jesus loves me, Jesus loves you. So love Him back as He commands.
It's that simple.
The Creator of the universe wants us to respond to Him, repent and make Him King and High Priest over our lives so that we may know His righteousness, walk in it and know the Father. Yet, when we see the truth of righteousness as out walk and ignore it, or consider it done away with, hung on the cross we outrage the Spirit of grace.
Believers that know of Yeshua but don’t know Him must consider the plain gospel obedience of Hebrews 10 and repent now and walk in the whole Gospel taught by Yeshua in John 5:14 and John 8:10... "“See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”"
"If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?" Hebrews 10:26-29Peters gives the same warning as a witness to Yeshua: "For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God? 1 Peter 4:17
In a relationship of repentance, we walk in the gospel of Yeshua and receive the promise of resurrection into eternal life in the Kingdom of God. So, if we love Him we walk the way He walked in righteousness and do what He did. The disciple John taught the reason of this walk of righteousness:
"Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." 1John 3:7-8The complete destruction of the works of the devil is a part of the Gospel message of the Kingdom. The gospel preaches resurrection life in the Kingdom as a gift from God for those who by faith believe in Him through the word of Yeshua, sanctified in the truth of Scripture so that the world may know that Yeshua was sent and loved by The Father. In that way, we may know the Father in Him.
This is the critical message of the "High Priest" prayer of Jesus. You can read it in John 17 as Yeshua humbly prepared for the trial and scourging before the Passover cross:
“When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said,No one has known the Father except the Son, and the Son reveals the Father to those He chooses, so we must "know" Messiah. Knowing Him is the goal, not just knowledge of Him. We must make Him the King of our life. Remember the prayer... "Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth."
"Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. "I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.
While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. "I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them." John 17:1-26
He is eternal life and the way, the truth and the life to know the Father. Yeshua was not just praying for His disciples to know the truth of God's Word, He was praying for you and me. It is important to look at His words as He prays:
“I do not pray that you should take them out of the world but that you should keep them from the evil one.”We are to be a lamp of light sanctified in the truth, we are to out there, set apart in His Torah walk for everyone to see and we are to shine brightly teaching, building disciples.
Jesus prays, I do not pray for these alone but also for those who will believe in Me, He focuses on what is critical for eternal life. Notice He does not pray that we will keep His Sabbath, His Feasts, circumcision or stay way from an Easter ham. His focus is on eternal life is that is possible when we know Him, not know about Him. And, He wants us to walk as he walked no matter what we call ourselves. Isaiah declares:
""One will say, 'I belong to the LORD'; another will call himself by the name of Jacob; still another will write on his hand, 'The LORD's' and will take the name Israel."The prayer Yeshua has prayed is for all people to return to Him, to seek only His face as the first and the last, the King of 'all' Israel.
Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god." Isaiah 44:5-6
it's the good news of "knowing" King Yeshua
Paul includes righteousness as a part of the gospel he preached to the Gentiles, a righteousness by faith. He quotes the Lord's words given to the prophet Habakkuk 2:4 “The righteous will live by faith." Many stop reading there, but Paul gives a dire warning... if we hold the truth of the gospel yet live in ungodliness and unrighteousness:
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness." Romans 1:18Jesus is the worthy lamb of God because He walked in the righteousness of Torah, all of it. Today, we call this a sinless life.
The world does not know the Father sent His son on this righteous Torah mission or they choose to not believe it thinking He came to do away with Torah. But He came to fill it with meaning. Paul's warning is if you consider yourself a Believer, yet your think Jesus annulled the law so that you can ignore it, you do not know the Gospel of the Kingdom. This is not to say, we can be saved by our attempt at righteousness, eternal life is a gift from the mercy and grace of God only through the Yeshua. Since the beginning, He alone has walked sinless in the righteousness of Torah.
There are a lot of people in the body of Christ who know "about" Jesus but many do not truly know Yeshua.
Jesus warns His disciples about the dilemma Paul taught about in Matthew 7:21-23:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’.If we hold the the truth in faith, yet we think it's OK to walk in deliberate unrighteousness we will have a big problem... Jesus will say "I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of Torahlessness.
“I never knew you.”
The weighty matter of the Torah is faith and mercy. Yeshua taught that. Take a close look at Matthew chapter 5 and ask, do you believe The Lord?
"Blessed [are] the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God." Matthew 5:7-8He also taught that we are to disciple others about the Torah [law] and He ties this teaching directly to the Kingdom of Heaven. In fact, just as He is teaching on mercy and grace, He says this about the teaching and instruction of the words of the Torah... if you do them and teach them you will be called "great" in the Kingdom. Take another look at Matthew chapter 5 where Jesus is teaching us to teach about righteousness:
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I do not come to destroy, but to fulfill (with meaning). 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 (law and prophets) be fulfilled.Do you believe The Lord?
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:17-19
Remember, the story of faith begins in Genesis with Abraham as does righteousness. Can you see that these go hand in hand if you believe The Lord?
"And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness." Genesis 15:6Take a look at the genealogy of Mary and Jesus given in Matthew. It begins with Abraham for a reason.
When He comes as Melech HaMoshiach, will King Messiah find us "in faith" like righteous Abraham who looked forward to the Messiah? John 8:56 tells us:
"Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad."Or, will Yeshua arrive and find us neglecting a walk of righteousness, ignoring mercy and faith looking for oil?
Take a look at the parable prophecy of the ten virgins that Jesus taught in Matthew 25. Remember the five foolish ones? The oil they were missing was the Spirit of God in the righteous life of faith and mercy. In neglect, they missed the opportunity, so we must not. Can you imagine hearing the King of the Universe saying, I never knew you, we never had a personal relationship?
Is that to say we should not concern ourselves with keeping the Sabbath of The Lord or His redemption plan shown in the foreshadow of His Feast Days? Heaven forbid.
Does that mean we should not distinguish from heathy "clean" foods from unclean things that are not good for our bodies? No, these are the healthy ways of Yeshua's walk, yet they are not more important than our relationship with The Father through Yeshua.
There's plenty of discussion and commentary on these matters throughout this website because of the words and walk of Jesus that many have misunderstood.
In Matthew 5, during His famous "Sermon on the Mount," Jesus broadcasts to the world... keep God’s instruction with our heart and our walk of love and teach others how to do the same. That is discipleship, that is how we demonstrate our love to God and to others.
The thing we forget is that God’s grace is provided because we have been deceived. Yeshua provides a covering, an atonement for our breaking of God's law (Torah) through the life blood of Messiah. When we repent and make Yeshua the Lord of our life each day, that forgiveness is God’s eternal mercy and love for us in action. God's law is Yeshua's command. Jesus and the Father are one, in unity - they are echad.
Our response is keeping Yeshua commandments as we get to live out the Word of God to the best of our ability before the Kingdom comes because when we see the truth, we need to walk in it. Yeshua speaks plainly and simply about this love for Him:
"If you love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15How much do you love Him? Show Him and others.
The good news is that Yeshua came that we might have life, and the full Gospel that He preached across the Holy land of Israel is a part of our faith as well. It is the good news of the Gospel of the "whole" Bible that is the "forever" promise that Father God gave Nathan to deliver to David... it is about the Kingdom and the Kingdom ways shown to us in the Torah and the teaching of Messiah that is a part of the "Great Commission."
How much do you love Him, do you want to declare the Gospel and teach others how to demonstrate love to Almighty God?
Two thousand years ago, many people across Israel heard and saw Yeshua in person and many were healed. The gospel accounts of Matthew and Mark tell us many witnessed Him preach "the gospel of the Kingdom", but many never knew Him because they did not recognize the time of His visitation as the humble shepherd servant of Isaiah 53 that redemption required just as David was a shepherd and Moses was humble before God called on them to lead.
God knew that He could trust David to fight for Him. He knew Moses would intercede on behalf of Israel when they gave up on The Lord and wanted to go back to Egypt. Moses told The Father, if you want to blot them out, blot me out and in the same way, Jesus said, Father if it were possible let this cup pass for me. Nevertheless, not my will but your will be done.
Yeshua knew that The Father's will was that He fulfill the humble lamb of God prophecy given by Abraham to Isaac. Like Isaac, He would willingly lay down his life in obedience to His Father. That is the heart the very heart of the Torah given for Moses to record and teach. Just look at Exodus 34:5-9:
“The LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped. And he said, “If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, please let the Lord go in the midst of us, for it is a stiff-necked people, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.”Our Heavenly Father is merciful, full of grace, love and compassion. It takes no special knowledge to know that, but it requires a decision, a response.
There is an intimate relationship we can have with Him through Messiah Yeshua who gives us the power and inheritance right to become the children of a loving God... when we know Him and love Him. If we know Him, our responsibility is to show those who come in contact with us to see a person with the Spirit of God within, someone who is wise, understanding, full of fortitude, caring, integrity, gracious, merciful, compassionate, long suffering, slow to anger and full of love.
The story of the Bible focuses on the people that went down to Egypt and were brought back up by Almighty God, but the thing is, while it was fairly easy for God to get the people out of Egypt, it was not easy to get Egypt out of people.
What God has given to us by His Spirit, God has intended for the person next to you, that is discipleship and it is a big part of Messiah's "Great Commission" because God is calling us to make disciples and train others. Doing so can be challenging, risky and difficult. It's not easy, there is spiritual opposition and deception.
"And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." Mark 16:15We have all lived in Egypt as a slave to sin, but it is time to come out of "her" my people.
If you come out, you can know the King of Righteousness and show Him you love Him. If you want to know Him, repent and quit acting like an Egyptian.Walk away from your slavery to sin and self. Accept what God wants to do for you through your High Priest and King Messiah. Throw away your abominations of lust, adultery, divorce, fornication, anger, strife, rage, revenge, envy, resentment, manipulation, listlessness, depression, oppression, sorcery, hatred, greed, lying, violence, pride, dishonor, hatred, contempt, impatience, lust, envy, gluttony, narcissism, immorality and all other false self-centered idols of Egypt.
Accept what God wants you to do for Him. Love God and others including the widow, the fatherless, the poor and the stranger with all of your heart and walk with Him with all of your strength and soul. Serve Him by demonstrating your love to Him as He asks and love others by telling them about the King of your life. Do the chosen work of a servant in God’s Kingdom, accept His instruction, let other people know The Father has sent The Son and that He will return as King in the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes:
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith." Romans 1:16-17Embrace the role of a humble servant of God in the example given to us by the Messiah in how He walked in Torah and in the way He preached "the Gospel" of the Kingdom. When you do, you can have an impact on His return as King to end the abomination of sin on Earth. How can we know? Jesus told us:
"And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." Matthew 24:14There is only one deliverer, only one Savior, one King to cry out to and we are not going to to see Him arrive until the walls of Jerusalem hears these words:
The God of Israel, the God Abraham Isaac and Jacob, the God of Moses, the God of Joshua, the God of David knew these men. Each had a relationship with The Father, the great I AM.
Throughout Genesis, Abraham called out on the name YHVH. He and his son and grandson were given a covenant promise that is still unfilled today, it is the location of the "forever" Kingdom of God.
What does this mean for you right now?
Repent and return to God's covenant, return to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment.
God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation. You can accept His gift of life. Consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and repent of your sin, ask His forgiveness and accept His gift of love through Messiah Yeshua. Then follow Him.
If you know you need to get your life right with God, don’t wait for tomorrow, get it right with Him right now!
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.Today is the time. Preach the gospel always and when necessary use words.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16-17