I once heard a minister say, “If I knew all is to be saved some day, I would stop worrying about sin. I would quit preaching and go back out into the world and have a good time.” What does this man’s statement reveal about his spiritual development and his attitude toward righteousness? Do you think it reveals that he does not have a repentant heart? He has not accepted the Spirit of Christ nor seen it by revelation. With *flesh-works and with his lips he is attempting to serve Yahweh, but his heart is far from him.
This minister does not have true love for Yasha or he would enjoy keeping his commandments and delight himself in the law of the Lord. He is only pretending to agree with Yahweh because he is afraid to disagree. He is seeking to save himself by his good works; he has a selfish motive. He sees no value in righteousness or in the principles of Christ. The name of the game, to his way of thinking, is his ability to outsmart Yahweh; that is, getting on the good side of Yahweh because he is powerful. He sees no reality in Yahweh’s goodness. He has confused the meaning of righteousness with power. He calls Yahweh good because he holds power over him.
According to this minister’s theory, goodness does not merit any praise or acceptance in itself; it has been imposed upon creation, not as a benefit to mankind, but as a law and restraint to true happiness. The principles of Christ, in his concept, offers neither reward nor happiness here on earth. This man acknowledged the principles of Christ only because it is Yahweh’s attitude and he is the one with controlling power, or authority. It is the age old theory, “God will get you for doing that.”
If the Spirit-realm is like the world system where fashions, fads, and morals are controlled by those in high places, and the standards are set by the power of the wealthy and prestigious, and approximately ninety-five percent of mankind is serving the devil, would that not prove that the devil has more power than the Creator and exercises it? Therefore, we might need to switch sides and get on the winning side? But of course we know this is foolish.
*Yahweh is love and righteousness and there is no *variableness neither shadow of turning in him. He is holy, sovereign, and the same yesterday today and forever. He is completely righteous and never unrighteous. We love and serve him because we love good and hate evil, or we do not serve him at all.
Before we can become a Christian, we must be sorry for our evil nature and desire deliverance from it. If we become a Christian only because we fear a future judgment and not because we are enlightened to the evil consequence of sin, we are not clothed in Yahweh’s righteousness and desperately need a true revelation on the evil consequences of sin, for *the wages of sin is death.
*John 14:23: Yasha answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
*Psalm 1:1-2: Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of Yahweh; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
*I John 4:8: He that loves not knows not Yahweh; for Yahweh is love.
*James 1:17: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
*Hebrews 13:8: Yasha Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
*Romans 6:22-23: But now being made free from sin, and become servants to Yahweh, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of Yahweh is eternal life through Yasha Christ our Lord.