We see a lot of confusion in the 40,000 plus versions of Christian denominations. How can there be so many different views and doctrines of the one truth? Obviously there cannot be. What we are seeing is leaven.
Gal 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love.
Gal 5:7 You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?
Gal 5:8 This persuasion is not from the one who calls you!
Gal 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole batch of dough.
Gal 5:10 I have confidence in you in the Lord that you will think nothing different, but the one who is confusing you will pay the penalty, whoever he may be.
Doctrines of men have been raising the lump for literally thousands of years if one considers the leaven of the Pharisees. It’s something like space junk that has been added to the truth by manmade doctrines.
Mat 16:11 How do you not understand that I did not speak to you about bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees!”
Some of the leaven has corrupted our understanding of the Father himself. Christianity has distorted our view of the Almighty Creator, Yahuah. He is not an obsolete “Jewish” God that was replaced by a Roman god who they call Jesus. The Messiah, Yahusha, came in His Father’s name teaching only what the Father taught Him. In order to understand what Yahusha taught, we need a firm foundation in what the Father’s word says. After all, Yahusha is the living Word of Yahuah. What does everyone think this means?
Deu 4:15 “So you must be very careful for yourselves, because you did not see any form on the day Yahweh spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of the fire,
Deu 4:16 so that you do not ruin yourselves and make for yourselves a divine image in a form of any image, a replica of male or female,
Deu 4:17 a replica of any animal that is upon the earth, a replica of any winged bird that flies in the air,
Deu 4:18 a replica of any creeping thing on the ground, a replica of any fish that is in the water below the earth.
Deu 4:19 And do this so that you do not lift your eyes toward heaven and observe the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of the heaven, and be led astray and bow down to them and serve them, things that Yahweh your God has allotted to all of the peoples under all of the heaven.
Yahuah specifically said we are not to have any image of Him, male or female. Why was I raised with a picture of a random man, who was supposedly Jesus, on our book shelf? Who is this guy with the weird symbolism, such as, the sun disk around his head? It is not Messiah Yahusha. This picture is from Museums Victoria on Unsplash.
What did Yahusha say about His Father? He told us to worship Him in spirit and truth.
Joh 4:22 You worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews.
Joh 4:23 But an hour is coming—and now is here—when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for indeed the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers.
Joh 4:24 God is spirit, and the ones who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Joh 4:25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (the one called Christ); “whenever that one comes, he will proclaim all things to us.”
Joh 4:26 Jesus said to her, “I, the one speaking to you, am he.
Moses told us the Father would send someone in the future that everyone must listen to. Peter identifies this prophet with Messiah Yahusha.
Deu 18:15 “Yahweh your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your midst, from your countrymen, and to him you shall listen.
Deu 18:16 This is according to all that you asked from Yahweh your God at Horeb, on the day of the assembly, saying, ‘I do not want again to hear the voice of Yahweh my God, and I do not want to see again this great fire, so that I may not die!’
Deu 18:17 And Yahweh said to me, ‘They are right in what they have said.
Deu 18:18 I will raise up a prophet for them from among their countrymen like you, and I will place my words into his mouth, and he shall speak to them everything that I command him.
Deu 18:19 And then the man that will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I will hold accountable.
Act 3:17 And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also.
Act 3:18 But the things which God foretold through the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he has fulfilled in this way.
Act 3:19 Therefore repent and turn back, so that your sins may be blotted out,
Act 3:20 so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and he may send the Christ appointed for you—Jesus,
Act 3:21 whom heaven must receive until the times of the restoration of all things, about which God spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from earliest times.
Act 3:22 Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You will listen to him in everything that he says to you.
Act 3:23 And it will be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet will be destroyed utterly from the people.’
Act 3:24 And indeed, all the prophets from Samuel and all those who followed him have spoken about and proclaimed these days.
Act 3:25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God ordained with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring all the nations of the earth will be blessed.’
Act 3:26 God, after he had raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning each of you back from your wickedness!”
The people heard Yahuah deliver the Ten Commandments at Mount Horeb in an audible voice. They were frightened and thought they were going to die. One purpose of Messiah was to come teach the people what the Father said at Mount Horeb. The righteous commandments are life giving water. This is why Yahusha quotes Hosea, Matthew 9:13, But go and learn what it means, “I want mercy and not sacrifice.” For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Also Deuteronomy 18:19: “And then the man that will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I will hold accountable”.
People do not understand the covenants today and think that a relationship with Jesus just means to believe he existed and died for our sins. Maybe that is how it works in the religion of Christianity, but it is not what Messiah Yahusha taught. Act 3:23, And it will be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet will be destroyed utterly from the people.
Yahusha calls himself the door. It is through Him we have access to the Father. The Father is not a different or new god than the one taught by Moses. This leaven comes from teachings as far back as the second century and have been woven into Christianity. We cannot “unhitch” from the Torah, prophets and writings as mega pastor Andy Stanley falsely claims. This is part of a strong delusion, and it is so strong that most of Christianity believes it. They can only believe such a lie by not reading scripture. Yahusha told us what to do and we must listen.
Joh 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
Joh 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, in order that he may be with you forever—
Joh 14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world is not able to receive, because it does not see him or know him. You know him, because he resides with you and will be in you.
Yahusha also quotes Psalms in His priestly prayer defining truth.
Joh 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth—your word is truth.
Joh 17:18 Just as you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
Joh 17:19 And for them I sanctify myself, so that they themselves also may be sanctified in the truth.
Joh 17:20 “And I do not ask on behalf of these only, but also on behalf of those who believe in me through their word,
Joh 17:21 that they all may be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, that they also may be in us, in order that the world may believe that you sent me.
Joh 17:22 And the glory that you have given to me, I have given to them, in order that they may be one, just as we are one—
Yahusha is one with the Father and He prays that we are all one with each other, also residing in them! How can we all be one if we all believe something different? The only way to be one with the Father and Yahusha is to do what they do and believe what they believe. It is time to cast away the leaven of religion with their pagan feasts and false Messiahs. Who is your father? Do you do what He told us to do?
Joh 8:42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your father, you would love me, for I have come forth from God and have come. For I have not come from myself, but that one sent me.
Joh 8:43 Why do you not understand my way of speaking? Because you are not able to listen to my message.
Joh 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father! That one was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand firm in the truth, because truth is not in him. Whenever he speaks the lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.
Joh 8:45 But because I am telling the truth, you do not believe me.
Joh 8:46 Who among you convicts me concerning sin? If I am telling the truth, why do you not believe me?
Joh 8:47 The one who is from God listens to the words of God. Because of this you do not listen—because you are not of God.”
Yahusha came to show us how to fulfil the covenants of promise. He showed us the difference between commandments of men and commandments of God. For example, He showed us how to honour the Sabbath, not take it away from us. The Sabbath is a huge blessing, both spiritually and physically. The enemy wants to make it burdensome or take it away completely, calling it “outdated Jewish law”. We have been handed a lie.
Mat 12:10 And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand, and they asked him, saying, “Is it permitted to heal on the Sabbath?” in order that they could accuse him.
Mat 12:11 But he said to them, “What man will there be among you who will have one sheep and if this one fell into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out?
Mat 12:12 Then to what degree is a man worth more than a sheep? So then, it is permitted to do good on the Sabbath.”
Mat 12:13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand,” and he stretched it out, and it was restored as healthy as the other one.
Similarly, we have been tricked into worshipping new gods our ancestors did not know. One of them being the picture of the guy that is supposedly Jesus. Who is this Jesus that my parents had a picture of on our bookshelf? If he is an image of a new god that is not “one” with the Father, Yahuah, then he is in the same pantheon as Woden, Santa and Eostre. This is not the Messiah who the Father sent to His people. It is a lie and a strong delusion. The Jesus in the picture is a reprehensible replacement of the Word of Yahuah that came in the flesh to show us the righteous path. Yahusha means the salvation of Yah.
Joh 5:43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me. If another should come in his own name, you would accept that one!
Joh 5:44 How are you able to believe, if you accept glory from one another, and do not seek the glory which is from the only God?
Joh 5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father! The one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have put your hope!
Joh 5:46 For if you had believed Moses, you would believe me, for that one wrote about me.
Joh 5:47 But if you do not believe that one’s writings, how will you believe my words?”
Yahusha prophesies that we will accept another with a different name. It is not just “the name” meaning what we call the Saviour. “Name” is about fame and reputation. Yahusha also points out that if we do not believe Moses, we won’t be able to believe Messiah’s words. Without believing Moses, we are not one with the Father. We have accepted a new god. The song of Moses is speaking of today.
Deu 32:16 They made him jealous with strange gods; with detestable things they provoked him.
Deu 32:17 They sacrificed to the demons, not God, to gods whom they had not known, new gods who came from recent times; their ancestors had not known them.
Deu 32:18 The rock who bore you, you neglected, and you forgot God, the one giving you birth.
The thought of doing the things Yahusha told us to do angers many Christians. Perhaps the reason for this is that Christians are following the one Messiah prophesied would come in his own name. That is the one who shares a birthday with Mithras, has teachings contrary to the Father and permits lawlessness. The real Messiah told us this would happen.
Mat 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Mat 7:22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many miracles in your name?’
Mat 7:23 And then I will say to them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you who practice lawlessness!
How are these words of Yahusha so easily ignored? It is because people have accepted the spirit of deceit rather than received the spirit of truth!
1Jn 4:6 We are from God. The one who knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.
Breaking free from deception takes an inordinate amount of work, but it is worth the struggle. It is great to be set free as in, “the truth will set you free”; however, it is sad to watch an apathetic world truly believe that the person who is free is actually now somehow in bondage to something they call “the law”. The bondage comes from continually breaking the law because this is what “under the law” means.
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