A Magnificent Change Was Made
Few Christians realize the magnificent change that was made when Yasha was born bringing the Kingdom of Yahweh into earthen vessels. Before Yasha came, a person had to depend on the righteousness of their high priest to have their sins forgiven—they could not talk to Yahweh like we do. Of course, we still must have a priest to intercede for us, but our High Priest is always righteous and just and he is faithful to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I like that. There were some good people back there, I know, but they all died in faith before they received the promise of the Holy Spirit.
I was saved for quite some time before I thought to ask what the promise was all about. I knew it was the Holy Spirit, but I did not comprehend all the unique facets that the promise brought to the earth.
Hebrews 11:39-40 tells us, “And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the ‘promise:’ Yahweh having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.”
It is important that you read the whole eleventh chapter of Hebrews to understand what the promise was and is! Just thinking about it excites me.
Yasha said, in Luke 24:49, “And, behold, I send the ‘Promise’ of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” And, also, in Acts 1:4-5 “And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the ‘promise’ of the Father, which, saith he, you have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”
“Therefore being by the right hand of Yahweh exalted, and having received of the Father the ‘promise’ of the Holy Ghost, he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he said himself, Yahweh said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand until I make thy foes your footstool,” Acts 2:33-35.
Then Peter said unto them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Yasha Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the ‘promise’ is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this troublesome generation,” Acts 2:38-40.
Now read how the Holy Ghost is a comforter as well as the promise: “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knows him: but ye know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you,” John 14:15-18.
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid,” John 14:26-27.
“But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me,” John 15:25-26.
This is not a small thing. Look at these scriptures and marvel at what our great God of heaven has done for us and is still doing. He will give us his peace. I know this is true for I have experienced it. He will give us his righteousness, for we are joint heirs with Christ. We receive as he received (see Rom. 8). Our world is so much better now than it was before Christ came. Oh how precious is his coming!
“Let not then your good be evil spoken of: For the kingdom of Yahweh is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serve Christ is acceptable to Yahweh, and approved of men,” Romans 14:16-18.
“Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he,” Matthew 11:11. I was startled the first time I read this scripture. I thought, “How can I be greater than John the Baptist?” After many years, the Spirit opened my eyes and I understood why. Did you ever stop to think that we are temples of Yahweh, that the son of the Creator lives within us? Read what the scripture says, “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of Yahweh is within you,” Luke 17:21.
“Know you not that you are the temple of Yahweh, and that the Spirit of Yahweh dwells in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of Yahweh, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify Yahweh in your body, and in your spirit, which are Yahweh’s,” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
“And what agreement has the temple of Yahweh with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as Yahweh has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty,” 2 Corinthians 6:16-18.
If we could only understand the greatness of having our sins forgiven, having the new birth—having Christ within! What a wonder it is! How awesome that I, a lowly farm girl, can talk to the King of Heaven and earth and he listens to me! We are told to pray for our government leaders, is it not awesome that we can ask Yahweh to bless our president, and he will? How amazing!
“Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of Yahweh over one sinner that repents,” Luke 15:10.
“Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has ought against you, Leave there your gift before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift,” Matthew 5:23-24.