The Philosophy of Christ
Most people do not accept the message Christ taught. In fact, Christians as a whole do not accept his philosophy. Instead, most of them oppose it. I do not say this to condemn or judge my fellow Christians; I am stating a fact. Most people that consider themselves followers of Christ actually detest those who attempt to strictly adhere to his philosophy. They judge them as weak and a bit demented.
Less than five hundred years after Christ established the Church, Rome’s religious hierarchy had completely changed its structure. For instance, they changed the time. When Christ was on earth the time was set so that the new day began at even, which is now known as 6:00 in the evening. Rome changed the time so the new day would begin at mid-night. This, they did to confuse the people concerning the Sabbath ordinance, for they also changed the Sabbath.
Rome, also, changed the calendar; the New Year no longer began in the spring when new life sprang from the earth. New Year’s Day was changed to January in honor of Rome’s myth gods. Rome changed the names of the days of the week, naming them for their rulers and deities, thus, Sunday (Sun Day) was chosen to replace the Sabbath. They banished the biblical holy days and replaced them with their established holidays in honor of their myth gods and forced the Christians to bow to them. They changed the baptismal ordinances, replaced body ministry and the fivefold ministry with the priesthood, and changed the name of the Father and the Son.
The Catholic and the modern protestant denominations have stuck closely with Rome’s change without wavering from their established order. Even though many denominations have pretended to break away from Rome and march under different banners, the fact remains that Rome, not Christ, established the order that most denominations function under today. Modern church theology does bears little resemblance to the philosophy Christ taught.
He said you should:
· Love your enemies.
· Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you.
· Pray for those who despitefully use you.
· Unto him that smites you on the one cheek offer also the other.
· He that takes away your cloak forbid not to take your coat also.
· Give to every man that asks of you.
· Of him that takes away your goods ask them not again.
· Go the second mile.
· Give more than is asked of you.
· Raise the dead.
· Heal the sick.
· Cast out devils.
· Keep the Ten Commandments.
Though Christ came when the old covenant was still in force, he taught the new covenant principles. Had he taught the old administration, his philosophy would have become obsolete in less than four years from the beginning of his ministry, for the dispensation of the law ended when the Church was birthed at Pentecost. It would have been foolish for him to come to earth to preach an outdated theory. Did our Savior teach the old order or did he preach the Kingdom message? What does the Scripture say about this subject?
Mark 1:14-15: “…Yasha came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of Yahweh, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of Yahweh is at hand (here now): repent, and believe the Gospel (good news).”
Matthew 4:23: “And Yasha went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” This is Kingdom works!
The old administration under the law (not the Ten Commandments) and the message of the Kingdom of Yahweh were two very different administrations. Yasha continuously pressed the people to accept the new message—the good news.
Water baptism was a sign of acceptance of the new order and it announced the rejection of the old administration. We are free to be baptized if we so desire, but in the time of Paul and hundreds of years later, accepting water baptism as Yasha taught it was a very dangerous thing to do, yet people were baptized. Previous to Yasha’s administration, neither water baptism nor a new birth had ever been taught.
The Jewish religion was then and still is based on man’s concept—an intellectual idea void of Spirit involvement. In actuality, the law was established by the Father; even though it was and still is spiritual, it was conceived by the carnal minds of the people of that age as normal. Yet it served as a shadow to condition the barbaric minds and prepare the way for the introduction of the Spirit-life of Christ.
It took the administration of the law (Passover) to prepare the people to accept a greater administration, which was Pentecost—the Living Word being manifest in flesh. At this time, there was too little information known for the mind to grasp the concept of a new birth into Spirit-life. When Christ taught the Jews the consequences of the new birth, it was too mind-boggling for many of them because of their carnal way of thinking.
Yasha’s messages about loving your enemies and doing good to those that despitefully use you, for the most part, fell on deaf ears. But he neither asked nor expected the unconverted mind to produce these wonderful attributes. He merely taught the consequences of the new birth. He did not introduce a principle for them to keep without the new birth. There is not one person on the face of this earth that can live by the philosophy of our Lord unless they have experienced the new birth, and even then they must do it by a positive faith in the Living Word.
Yasha said, “When you get slapped on one cheek turn the other cheek.” Can you guess what will happen if you try this without the revelation that creates the Spirit-power that protects you against the adversary? He also said, “Give to those who ask of you, lend, expecting nothing in return.” Do this without revelation born faith and you will quickly become a pauper and will need to move down to skid row for free meals, because there are people who will flock in to take advantage of you.
What about going the second mile; that is, giving more than is asked of you? This philosophy will not work on the carnal realm, because there is no natural power in adam that can shield us; therefore, it cannot work on the natural realm.
We cannot raise the dead, nor can we heal the sick or cast out devils with our carnal reasoning. We must commit our life wholly to our revelation before we can dedicate our life to following the Holy Spirit and yet have an abundance to give to those who ask of us.
This theology that Christ introduced to the world sounds radical and ridiculously unreasonable to the natural mind. It not only sounds unreasonable to the natural mind, it is an impossible, non-productive theory in the natural realm. It will not work for the carnal thinker.
Some of the more popular ministers come together in meetings and do not recognize that there are spirit possessed people in their midst. These possessed people go back out bound and plagued by the same spirits they came in with. The terminally ill come in to hear their power-packed messages and go back out still headed for the cemetery.
The message of the Kingdom is healing, it is casting out spirits, it is doing away with the serpents, it is raising the dead, and it is getting by giving and gaining by losing. This power cannot be demonstrated by the carnal mind, but it is possible, reasonable, and very productive in the new creation realm.
It is time to experience the consequences of our-inherited power and nature. As long as we have a parent-dependency, we will not function in mature Spirit-reality. We must understand the realm of our new birth. We must understand Yahweh’s principles and his governmental powers and administration. The Kingdom of Yahweh is a monarchy, yet it is democratic. It has one head, yet no subject is exempt from functioning in the headship. It is mystical, yet as real as life itself. It is invisible, but can be seen and understood by the physically blind, the young and the uneducated.
The carnal minded rulers of Israel panicked when they realized that Daniel’s little stone had been cut out of the mountain and was predestined to conquer the world.
About 603 years before the birth of our Savior, Daniel shared this message from Yahweh: “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God has made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure,” Daniel 2:44-45.
In their thinking, this meant that the time had come for the saints of the Most High to take the kingdom away from Rome’s puppet king of Israel and possess it for ever (see Dan. 7:18). This threatening discourse is found in Daniel 7:26-27: “But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.”
One can imagine what the carnal thinking of the Jews conjured up as they reflected upon these scriptures. One interesting thing about this Kingdom is that it was not in heaven, but under heaven. It also sounds as if it will last a little more than a thousand years.
Daniel prophesied of a one-world government, and I am all sold out to it and fear no other. Its head is not the anti-Christ, but is governed by the principles (love, joy, peace) of the Kingdom, which are the controlling forces of his Kingdom. Please notice how different this Kingdom’s principles are compared to man’s best religious efforts. This is the good news our Savior preached as he ministered to the miserable multitudes.
Back in the days of the four kings, the Stone (Christ) was cut out and then cast into the earth. It did not fill the earth in one day, for it was to grow. “For he (Christ) must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he has put all things under his feet. But when he said, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that Yahweh may be all in all,” 1 Corinthians 15:25-28.
What is the Kingdom of Yahweh? I cannot tell anyone what it is, the best I can do is repeat Paul’s statement: “…the kingdom of Yahweh is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost,” Romans 14:17.
In Saint John 3:3, our Lord said, “… except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of Yahweh.” We must experience a new birth before we can understand the Kingdom of Yahweh.
When Yasha was asked by the Pharisees, when the Kingdom of Yahweh should come, he answered them and said, “The kingdom of Yahweh comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of Yahweh is within you,” Luke 17:20-21.
Yasha said, “If you love me, keep my commandments,” St. John 14:15. His commandments are the rules of his kingdom.
In Luke 18:17-22, Yasha elaborates on his commandments, saying, “Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of Yahweh as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Yasha said unto him, Why call thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, Yahweh. You know the Commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and thy mother. And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. Now when Yasha heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that you have, and distribute unto the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.” This man was trying to keep the Commandments in their outward or dead letter form. The condition of this man’s heart was keeping him from seeing the Kingdom of Yahweh.
Someone said, “But the Lord just told him to keep five of the Commandments.” No! Yasha was interrupted. The Commandments came in one bundle: “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.”
One might say, “But Lord, commandment keeping is not for the Kingdom realm, they were done away with. Don’t you remember? They are not for the Kingdom kids.”
Yasha’s response to this was, “Whosoever shall do and teach them (the commandments), the same shall be called great (Where?) in the Kingdom of heaven,” Matthew 5:19.
The sacrificial law and the Ten Commandments are two very different laws.
The Ten Commandments were not Moses’ commandments—they were given by Yahweh.
Moses said, in Deuteronomy 5:22, “These words Yahweh spoke unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.”
Yasha said, “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men,” Matthew 15:9.
Someone said that Christ taught that the Ten Commandments were the commandments of men. He did not! He said, “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men,” Matthew 15:9. The finger of Yahweh wrote the Ten Commandments; they were never the commandments of man. They did not keep nor did they teach the Ten Commandments, because they did not teach the truth; they had switched to their own doctrine.
Our Savior taught self-denial, saying, “Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it,” Mark 8:34-35.
Yasha taught the people, saying, “But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
“And unto him that smite you on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that takes away your cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
“Give to every man that ask of thee; and of him that takes away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
“Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again,” Luke 6:20-38.
The Great Commission
Yasha said to his disciple,“Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up (cast out, in the Greek) serpents and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover,” Mark 16:15-18. Is this why we fall short?
In 1 Corinthians 2:3-8, Paul said, “And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of Yahweh. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught: But we speak the wisdom of Yahweh in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which Yahweh ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”
Paul further instructs the believers, saying, “All things are of Yahweh, who has reconciled us to himself by Yasha Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that Yahweh was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and has committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though Yahweh did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to Yahweh. For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of Yahweh in him,” 2 Corinthians 5:18-21.
We are aware that there are limited miracles and healings in the body. We see some wonderful things happening, both here and abroad, for which we are thankful, but I firmly believe the ministry is operating far below its potential. We are continuously crying out for the Father to open our ears and eyes so that the ministry can go forth in the full strength of the Word and Spirit.